Friday, September 19, 2008

Football Freebie

Today's freebie was actually the first one that I made but I loved those papers from yesterday so much that I couldn't hold out on sharing them with you. 


This freebie was created with some fabulous football related products from Mega-Doodle Inspired.  I am so lucky that I am a part of this test team.  I suppose you are pretty luck too because now you get Freebies from me. 


Go check out the Mega-Doodle Inspired blog to find out how you can get your hands on the kits used to create this freebie.


This one was a little outside of my comfort zone.  I really am not all that into Football so I don't know what all of the terms mean.  We do have the Green Bay Packers here and years ago I was a die hard fan.  While we are a Packer loving family, I am just not all that into the sport.  That certainly didn't deter me from giving these items a try and I even think I have some old photos from a game we went to in Detroit to create a page.


Here's an example of one of the papers:




Here's a preview of the Football Mini Kit:




You can pick up this kit here:

Football Mini Kit


I hope you have fun with this.  Please let me know what you think and if you create any pages please share.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

My First Freebie

Well folks, here it is! I have my very first freebie to share with you. I got some really cool Pattern overlays and a PS pattern file from Mega-Doodle Inspired. I started playing with a combination of the overlays and the patterns to see what the combinations would look like. I added in another texture overlay and came up with a few fabulous papers. Today I am going to share those papers with you. I also added a few elements that I think compliment the papers very well. So without further ado, I give you Time in a Bottle.


Download Time in a Bottle Here:

Time in a Bottle

Monday, September 15, 2008

A new adventure

There are many many digi scrapping blogs that I have followed for a long time but one always stuck out to me.  Mega-Doodle Inspired is a blog by a wonderful designer named Brandy.  She does fabulous work and I have admired many of her actions and other products forever. 


Well, recently Brandy put out a call for a product test team.  I stepped out of my comfort zone and put in my name for consideration.  Guess what?  I am now a part of my first team in the digi scrapping world.  Brandy asked me to join her team. 


What does this mean for you?  Freebies!  Yes, I am now going to start producing freebies to share her on my blog.  There's one in the works right now.  It's a little different than anything I have seen out there so be sure to keep checking back so you can grab it up. 


While you are waiting to start seeing the freebies, be sure to check out Mega-Doodle Inspired and look around at all that Brandy has to offer. 

Salvaging a not so great picture

Do you have some pictures that have cute parts but aren't what you would normally present in a photo album?  All hope is not always lost with those kinds of photos.  I had this photo of Jazmine at the Zoo.  You can tell that she was looking at some sort of animal but it is not in the picture. 


I knew that I could find a way to make this work on a scrapbook page.  I extracted just the part I wanted to focus on.  In this case, I extracted Jazmine with the railing and a small piece of the rock.  Next was finding the right page to use this on. 


Color Line Design hosts a Stash Dash Challenge.  With that you are given a list of items that we keep meaning to use in our digi stash.  There is a list of 10 items and you must use at least 8 of the items.  This month's list included the following: Shiney Alpha, Acrylic Element, Card Board, Striped Paper, Circle Frame, Button, Picture of a Wild Animal, Leaf, Overlay and/or more than one picture.  I picked a zoo picture because I definitely had pictures there of wild animals.    Here's the page I created:



Our Day at the Milwaukee County Zoo.


Credits: Template by Gunhild, Striped background paper and card board element by Mega-Doodle Inspired, Circle Frame by Gloria ValVerde at Moo Two Designs, Buttons from the Azurine kit by Passions Création Fraisinette, Paper Tear by Cindy Doerksen Designs and Animal Print and Marbled overlay by The Scrappin Cop.


So, if you have a photo that isn't perfect but still has a beautiful subject you still want to share, see if there is a way to salvage it in a digital scrapbook page.