Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Free Fall Photo Frame

Click to enlarge and download the frame, which is for personal and S4H use

The freebie PU/S4H scrapbook frame above was constructed with images from my Fall Scrapbook Papers kit (which also matches my Halloween kit, by the way). I hope you find it useful!

Today I have to take care of some overdue housekeeping. I was so busy putting up my new DigitalScrapbookingSupplies.com site, I had to delay posting my gratitude for a blog award I received last week. So, thanks to Laura at the lovely The Alliance Trader blog for giving Free Scrapbooking Supplies the "Cherry on Top" award:

I couldn't be more pleased! It's my first blog award, so it's extra special to me. According to the award rules, I'm supposed to thank the giver, show the award, post a favorite picture, name three things I love and give the award to five other bloggers.

So here's one of my favorite pictures of all time. It's of my nephew Spencer at Disney World when he was two or so:

Look at those big blue eyes! And I'm sure you'll recognize the frame.

As for what I love, that made me stop and think. Here's what I came up with:

1.) Designing images
For years I made my living as a magazine art director, until I switched to writing and editing. It's only recently that I returned to design -- this time to please myself, not clients. The fact that people seem to like some of the things I create brings me a lot of joy.

2.) Watching movies
This may seem lame, but I love movies! I was even an extra in a few of them when I lived in Los Angeles.

3.) Spending time with children
I don't get to do it that often because I don't have children of my own, but I always find myself uplifted after hanging out with kids.

Now to give the award to five other deserving recipients:

Scrappiness Downunder
Lesley is incredibly talented, prolific and generous.

Granny Art
Like Lesley, Helga is an incredible artist who freely gives of her huge collection of art.

Kelcey of Lunarosa is also generous with her colorful and creative scrapbook freebies. If you hurry, you can see the picture she posted of herself before she pulls it down!

Far Far Hill
Skimersan of Far Far Hill is another purveyor of beautiful freebie images.

Engrish Funny
Although politically incorrect, the manglings of the English language by non-Americans posted on this blog are hilarious.

So, there you have it. Thanks again to Laura for the award!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Free Halloween Scrapbook Quickpage

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This free personal use Halloween scrapbook quickpage was created with my new Something Wicked scrapbook elements kit. I've been having so much fun designing scrapbook images, I decided to build a site to sell some of them. (Don't worry; there will always be freebies on this blog!)

The new site is DigitalScrapbookingSupplies.com and at least initially it will focus on commercial use images. I know how frustrating it is to find an image you like, only to discover you can't use it on a commercial project. Slowly but surely, I'll fill the site with all kinds of affordable goodies that you can use to build your own kits, do scrap for hire projects or make other print or Web products. There will be some limitations, but I'm attempting to be as flexible as possible.

Below is a link to the Something Wicked kit. I hope you'll find it useful!

Soon I'll post a freebie from my other new commercial kit, Fall Leaves. I made a rather elaborate frame using those leaves that I think you'll like. Until then, happy scrapping!

Please note that this Halloween quickpage is for personal use only. I appreciate your honoring my terms of use. Thanks.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Free Rainy Day Fall Scrapbook Quickpage

Click to download the free fall quickpage
This is the free fall scrapbook quickpage layout called "Rain, Rain,Go Away" that I promised to post. It was created using the full free Fall Magic scrapbook kit posted last week. (There's also a free fall mini-kit and another fall quickpage that match.)

This quickpage includes another whimsical bird from the kit. I love the look on his face! Special thanks to Helga of GrannyArt.Blogspot.com for allowing me to include him, the other birds, the leaves and other images from her vast collection in my Fall Magic kit. Thanks also to Kelcey of LunaRosa Scraps and Marisa of Pixeled Memories for use of components from their collections in the kit and in this layout.

Please note that this fall scrapbooking quickpage is for personal use only. I appreciate your honoring my terms of use.

Next week I'll be posting a free quickpage using elements from my upcoming kit, "Something Wicked." As you might guess from the name, it's a Halloween kit. It will have some fun and unusual embellishments, so I hope people will find it useful. I'm also working on a huge collection of winter snowflake elements with a variety of looks: gold, copper, silver, transparent, pastel and more. Some even have jewels added, making them extra blingy. I think they're pretty and I hope you will too.

If you find this quickpage helpful, I would appreciate it if you would vote below, follow this blog and/or leave a comment. Thanks and happy scrapping!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Giant Fall Magic Scrapbook Kit Freebie

Scroll down to download the Fall Magic kit
This is the large free Fall Magic digital scrapbook kit I've been working on for a while. It features a riot of color and a lot of fun elements, such as whimsical birds wearing hats and a mouse drinking tea, to go along with the traditional ones you might expect in a kit with its name. I've also included some black elements and some that sparkle and shine, because I really like the way they work with the bright colors in the kit.

I've already posted a Fall Magic mini-kit that coordinates with this full version and a matching quickpage. Another fun quickpage made with the kit, titled "Rain, Rain, Go Away," will be posted next week.

The kit is very large, so I split the zip files into papers and elements. You can download them below:

Sorry, the freebie elements have been retired, but you can buy the commercial use version of this kit

These scrapbook papers and elements are for personal use only. Please read the terms of use in the zip files for details.

Thanks a million to the talented designers whose images were used to construct the Fall Magic scrapbook embellishments and papers in this kit: Helga of GrannyArt.Blogspot.com, Lesley of Scrappiness Downunder, Cindy of Statchoo Scraps, Kelcey of LunaRosa Scraps, Marisa Lerin of Pixeled Memories and Jennifer of Pixels and Ice Cream. I even created some of the elements myself, which was a first for me!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Free Autumn Scrapbook Quickpage

This free personal use digital fall scrapbook quickpage was created with components from the Fall Magic scrapbook kit that I'm in the process of designing. It's going to be a big kit, so I wanted to audition some of the components to see how much more I need to add to make the kit truly useful.

 I wanted this kit to reflect its name: Fall Magic. So I've included birds wearing hats, an adorable mouse sipping tea from a china cup, butterflies, stars and other magical elements. There are also autumn word art elements and plenty of autumn-related images to round out the collection. I hope to post the kit soon. But in the meantime, feel free to download the Fall Magic mini-kit that I already posted, along with the quickpage in this post.

CLICK HERE to download the FREE quickpage

Update: The full Fall Magic scrapbook kit is now available.

Many thanks to the talented designers whose images were used to construct this quickpage and my upcoming Fall Magic kit: Helga of GrannyArt.Blogspot.com, Lesley of Scrappiness Downunder, Cindy of Statchoo Scraps, Kelcey of LunaRosa Scraps, Cajoline of Cajoline Scrap and Jennifer of Pixels and Ice Cream.

This quickpage is for personal use only. Thanks in advance for honoring the terms of use. I hope you enjoy using it!