Saturday, May 23, 2009

Free Patriotic Scrapbook Journaling Card Embellishment

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People who are visiting this blog from other parts of the world might not relate to this post, because it's strictly for Americans. An Australian woman once posted on my Fourth of July clip art hub that she had noticed from afar and respected how much Americans love the U.S. flag. I never thought about it before she brought it up but it's true. Our national freedom and ideals have been hard-won by people who laid their lives on the line and our flag is a symbol of that.

We have a lot of patriotic holidays that celebrate the flag and people who fought for it. The first one of the year is this weekend: Memorial Day, when we honor those who died in American wars. Because I come from a family that had two men who served in the military, I felt inspired by this holiday to design a journaling card that can be used to write in a scrapbook about a Memorial Day picnic, concert or any other event. But its use doesn't have to stop there. This patriotic scrapbook embellishment can also be used for Flag Day in June, the Fourth of July, Veterans Day in November and even to make notes about local elections.

I've designed a whole set of free patriotic papers and embellishments that match this journaling card, so hop on over if you'd like to download them. I've posted one of them (American flag scrapbook paper) on this blog. I also have a page with American flag clip art if you'd like to add even more patriotic touches to your scrapbook.

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Friday, May 22, 2009

Free Halloween Scrapbook Journaling Card Embellishment

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This free Halloween scrapbook journaling card embellishment lets you tell your own scary Halloween story. It features a few spiders and their webs, which are iconic Halloween images that may not actually deserve the bad rap they get. I'm not sure how the poor spider got the reputation of being something creepy that we should fear. Most of them are actually quite harmless and much more concerned with creating their beautiful webs and feeding themselves than bothering humans. Oh well. At least these spiders don't have to fear being crushed by panicking human beings; they'll just live on in your scrapbook.

If you'd like some more free Halloween art to go with this journaling card, visit my black and white Halloween clip art hub. You might even find a few more spiders there, along with witches, bats and things that go bump in the night. And of course you'll want to see the matching "creepy spider" Halloween scrapbook paper.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Free Scrapbooking Supplies: Purple Flower Scrapbook Paper

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This free flower scrapbook paper is just the thing for spring and summer scrapbook layouts and handmade cards. The delicate petals of these purple flowers are accented by 3D-looking morning dew, which makes them look almost real.

I create this flower scrapbook paper, along with many others that will soon be posted on one of my HubPages hubs, at Picnik.com. It's a free online graphics program that virtually anyone can use. I've also made many other free scrapbook papers and embellishments and clip art images with Picnik. To see them all, download my Free Clip Art Sourcebook by clicking the ad in the sidebar.

And be sure to download the matching flower scrapboook journaling card that has the same purple flower pattern. I have also just posted a complete collection of free matching flower art scrapbook paper, journaling cards and borders.

I hope you have as good a time using this scrapbook paper as I had creating it and I hope that you'll come back soon to download more of my free scrapbooking supplies.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Win Access to Over 15,000 Vintage Art Images!

Vintage Holiday Crafts and Free Scrapbooking Supplies are holding a vintage art contest that will give the winner a virtual treasure chest of vintage art! If you're a vintage lover, and have a blog or Web site, and/or participate in forums, social networks or other discussion groups, this contest will be perfect for you.

Here are the prizes:

First prize
The person with the most points will win a one-year Vintagerio subscription, which will entitle the winner to download 15,000+ vintage art images. These images include black and white and color vintage clip art, posters, perfume and fruit and vegetable crate labels, holiday cards, post cards and many other images.

All other qualified entrants
Anyone who meets the simple requirements (see how to qualify by clicking on the link below) will win five vintage art images not available in my Free Clip Art Sourcebook or on any of my other blogs or sites!

The prizes are great and the contest is easy to enter, so check please visit the link below:



Contest ends January 15, 2010

Friday, May 15, 2009

Free Scrapbooking Supplies: Baby Scrapbook Papers

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When I saw Picnik's new baby clipart a few months ago, I knew I had to do something fun with it. The result was the two baby scrapbook papers you see on this page, plus many others that can be accessed on my baby scrapbook papers and embellishments hub.

I created one set of papers for girls and one for boys. The boys just happened to luck out and get the bees, which I think are adorable. I liked them so much, I created several scrapbook papers that feature them exclusively. Click the second link in the previous paragraph to see them.

These baby scrapbook papers aren't just for scrapbooking. You could also use them to create a handmade card for a baby shower or birth announcement. They also would make excellent wrapping paper for a small baby gift.

If you'd like to learn how to make your own clip art or scrapbook papers, read my tutorial that explains how to make your own clip art using Picnik.com, the online graphics program anyone can use. And if you'd like to access more free clip art or scrapbooking images that I've already already created, download my Free Clip Art Sourcebook e-book. Just click the ad in the sidebar to go to the download page.

I hope you enjoy using these baby scrapbook papers and that you find lots of fun uses for them. Feel free to leave a comment about how you used them. I love knowing how people use their creativity!

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Thursday, May 7, 2009

Free Scrapbooking Supplies: Black and White Flower Scrapbook Paper

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This black and white flower scrapbook paper walks the line between vintage and thoroughly contemporary. It has a bold, classic look that would work beautifully as a background for a scrapbook page or embellishment, or on a handmade card. I can just see this used with other elements that contain strong colors, such as red, teal or magenta.

I designed this scrapbook paper myself using Picnik.com, the free graphics program anyone can use. (Read my Picnik tutorial to learn how to make your own clip art or scrapbook papers and embellishments.) Actually, I should say that I put the elements together but the Picnik artists are responsible for creating all the lovely individual flowers. I constantly marvel at the talent of their artists.

I also used this same design as a base for a set of pastel vintage scrapbook papers, which are available free at my Vintage Holiday Crafts blog. You'll probably be surprised at how different they look because of the color changes (they come in pale sage, dusty pink, soft blue and warm brown) and the addition of vintage "weathering." The combination makes them look downright Victorian. I also created some coordinating vintage striped paper in the same colors and the same weathered look.

Whether you like bold or soft and vintage, I hope you enjoy these free scrapbook papers!

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