Monday, November 11, 2019

Freebie: A Day to Remember

Hello friends. Once again, November 11th has rolled around. A day that should always be remembered.

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in the year 1918, the battlefields drew quiet as the hostilities ceased. Thus bringing an end to World War I, 101 years ago today.

Each of us living in Commonwealth countries around the world, should take a moment today to remember and honour those who have bravely fought in ALL wars to help keep the peace and keep us safe.

Each year I try to honour this day in my own small way with something special. Here is a digital paper I created for anyone interested.


https://app.box.com/s/hnrinysfogv54f8lt9f5cvn8ns31cu47

This digital paper is 3600 x 3600 pixels, in jpg format and published at 300 dpi. I've used resources from Pexels (Pixabay), Shadowhouse Creations and The Coffee Shop Blog. Full credits in the file. To grab it, click the download button to be taken to a download location. In the zip folder you will find a copy of the paper, its preview sheet, the full credit information and my terms of use which are standard to all my folders.

 MAY WE NEVER FORGET!




Friday, November 01, 2019

Card Design: Pattie's Creations Challenge #165…Anything Goes

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Hello there folks! I'm popping in today to announce the next challenge over at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge. This time around for Challenge #165, the theme is Anything Goes. It is the perfect time to come and join us because it doesn't matter what theme your card follows, as long as you abide by all the general rules of the challenge, you can join us!


General Project Info:
  • This card has been created 100% digitally and then layered in a Mock Up (courtesy of Frisk Shop). I will print it out and assemble it a later date. 


FRONT

Digital Image Details:
  • Pearl The Penguin: You can find this image in Pattie's Etsy shop by clicking on the image name. This image has been coloured digitally and digitally 'paper' pieced in one section as well. Credits include:


Digital Embellishments:
  • The doily shape was created from a brush. This brush was designed by Sheila Reid, Pixel Scrapper.
  • The igloo and snowballs used to create the scene around Pearl are from the Winter Playground Kit created by Nathalie MacKay, owner of Kitten Scraps. The snowy look in behind the scene was created using one of the papers from this same kit and the large snowflake embellishment is also from the same kit. 


INSIDE



OVERALL
Digital Paper Products:
  • The paper used as a background and the solid paper used as an accent, on the front and inside, are also from the Winter Playground Kit by Kitten Scraps.


 Digital Sentiment Details: 
  • The sentiments used on both the front and inside were created by Paulette from Create with TLC. For great freebies and inspiration be sure to click HERE to go to Paulette's blog and for awesome sets for purchase, click HERE to go to the home page of the store. 


Digital Embellishment Details:
  • I have used basic shapes in Photoshop Elements to create matting in behind the image (front) and sentiment (inside).
  • I have applied shadow layer styles to give certain elements some depth. These styles were designed by Sheila Reid, Pixel Scrapper.


Challenges I am hoping to enter...

You have until December 5th to enter our challenge which should give you lots of time to get a creation done. Remember the theme is Anything Goes. I really hope that you will be able to join us. You can enter three times per challenge and of course MUST follow all the challenge requirements that are posted (please click HERE to become familiar with all the rules).

Pop over to the challenge blog and check out what my fabulous teammates have offered up for inspiration. Oh and don't forget…Pattie offers up a new freebie the first Friday of the month and it will remain up for approximately two weeks; so, be sure to pop over and check it out as well!

Don't Forget…

Before I send you on your way, I wanted to remind you that Pattie is retiring over 30 images from the store. So, if you haven't already, be sure to check them out before they are gone forever. Click on the badge below to head over to that section in the Pattie's Creations store! Each retiring image is available for only $1 USD!!! So it is a great time to stock up.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/pattiescreations?section_id=27023252


Well guys, that is it for this one. Have a wonderful November and I'll see you again soon.

Until next time,


Thursday, October 31, 2019

Freebie: Happy Hallowe'en 2019

Hello on this rather cold, wet and snowy Hallowe'en night! Today marks the first snowfall of the year for our area and what terrible timing. It is usually cold on Hallowe'en and sometimes rainy but this year the poor kids have to battle both the cold AND the rain PLUS some wet snow thrown in!!!! That would probably account for the fact that kids have approached our door less than a handful of times this evening. While it has dwindled significantly over the last several years, I think tonight will be our lowest record yet.

While hubby has been downstairs handing out treats to the few who have braved the weather, I've been up here on the computer getting stuff ready for the first of the month and of course making you all a Hallowe'en themed digi paper. Now I am aware that some of you do not celebrate Hallowe'en, but as I've mentioned in years past, Hallowe'en is actually of Christian origin. Whether you celebrate it or not, maybe you can find some use for this year's freebie.

Check out the preview...



This digital paper is 3600 x 3600 pixels, in jpg format and published at 300 dpi. I've used resources from Prettygrafik Design via DesignBundles and Pixel Scrapper. Full credits in the file. To grab it, click the download button to be taken to a download location. In the zip folder you will find a copy of the paper, its preview sheet, the full credit information and my terms of use which are standard to all my folders.

Pop back here tomorrow for info on the latest challenge over at Pattie's Creations or join me at The 12 Months of Christmas for our newest link up or at Scribbles Designs for our midway. It is packed day and hopefully I'll manage to get everything done on time!

Until next time,

Friday, October 04, 2019

Card Design: Pattie's Creations Challenge #164…Hallowe'en/Autumn

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Hello there folks! I'm popping in today to announce the next challenge over at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge. This time around for Challenge #164, the theme is Hallowe'en/Autumn. It is that time of year where so many kinds of cards can be made--Thanksgiving, Halloween or just a card to celebrate the fall season in general. I've chosen to make a Hallowe'en card for this challenge.


General Project Info:
  • This card has been created 100% digitally and then layered in a Mock Up (courtesy of Frisk Shop). I will print it out and assemble it a later date. 


FRONT

Digital Images Details:
  • I have used two of Pattie's images for my card. The first one is Haunted House. I repeated and then flipped it for the other end of the card. The image in the middle panel is Tree Owl Moon Silhouette.



INSIDE

 Digital Sentiment Details: 
  • The sentiment used on the inside was created by Paulette from Create with TLC. For great freebies and inspiration be sure to click HERE to go to Paulette's blog and for awesome sets for purchase, click HERE to go to the home page of the store. 



OVERALL
Digital Paper Products:
  • The paper used as a background on the front and inside is one available in my Trick or Treat kit. You can purchase it as part of the Patterned Paper section from that kit or as part of the full kit. You can find the kit for sale in the Scribbles Designs store by clicking the watermark below.



Digital Embellishment Details:
  • I have used basic shapes in Photoshop Elements to create matting in behind the image and sentiment (inside).
  • I have applied shadow layer styles to give certain elements some depth. These styles were designed by Sheila Reid, Pixel Scrapper.


Challenges I am hoping to enter...

You have until October 31st to enter our challenge which should give you lots of time to get a creation done. Remember the theme is Hallowe'en/Autumn. I really hope that you will be able to join us. You can enter three times per challenge and of course MUST follow all the challenge requirements that are posted (please click HERE to become familiar with all the rules).

Pop over to the challenge blog and check out what my fabulous teammates have offered up for inspiration. Oh and don't forget…Pattie offers up a new freebie the first Friday of the month and it will remain up for approximately two weeks; so, be sure to pop over and check it out as well!

Now before I go, I also wanted to let you know that Pattie is retiring over 30 images from the store so you'll want to check them out before they are gone forever. Click on the badge below to head over to that section in the Pattie's Creations store! Each retiring image is available for only $1 USD!!! So it is a great time to stock up.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/pattiescreations?section_id=27023252


Well guys, that is it for this one. Have a wonderful October and I'll see you again soon.

Until next time,

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Avast Me Hearties! Talk Like a Pirate Day 2019 Be Here!

 

Ahoy mateys! Will ye drop anchor 'n visit wit' me fer a wee bit o' time? Th' yearly celebration where ye flap yer jaws like a buccaneer be upon us! Arrr, indeed, today be Talk Like a Pirate Day. As it usually happens each year on 'tis date, thar be parrrrties, fund-raisers, pub crawls, 'n other special events takin' place all over th' world. Given th' many scallywags out thar, me imagine that they'll still be out parrrtyin' well 'til tomorrrrow!

Shiver me timbers! Fer thems o' ye who be unawares o' 'tis unique occasion, it starrrrted out as a fun concept in 1995, encourrrragin' people t' talk like a pirate. It be created by John Baur (Ol' Chumbucket) 'n Mark Summers (Cap'n Slappy), hailin' from th' state o' Oregon in th' U.S. Accorrrrdin' t' Summers, th' day be invented as th' result o' a sports injury. While th' two mateys be playin' racquetball, one o' thems reacted t' th' pain with an outburst o' "Aaarrr!", 'n th' idea be born. Thems two scallywags sent a letter about thar invented holiday t' th' American syndicated humor columnist Dave Barry in 2002. 'Tis chap be likin' th' idea so much he promoted it. Th' media grabbed hold o' th' holiday after Barry's column 'n it now be an international event followed by many each year on September 19th.

Yo-ho-ho! T' help celebrate 'tis glorious day wit' a bit 'o swag, I be givin' ye fer free some loot. Sail ho! Whar thar be pirates, thar be rum…

 

https://app.box.com/s/hwfehhuliiaoepafetebgu6wdxthvvkb

T' be grabbin' 'tis treasure, click on th' button above t' be taken t' a download location. In th' zip folder ye will find a copy of th' booty, its preview sheet, th' credit information 'n me terms o' use which are standard t' all me folders. This loot be in png format 'n published at 300 dpi.

Now o' course I can't be sendn' ye along yer way wit'out a pirate joke or two:

Q: Why is pirating so addictive?
A: They say once ye lose yer first hand, ye get hooked!

Q: How do pirates know that they are pirates?
A: They think, therefore they ARRRR!!!!!

Oh, 'n if ye be interested in findin' out more fun facts about 'tis fun day, be sure t' check out th' official Talk Like a Pirate website available HERE.

Until I be sailin' these fair seas again,


Note about me pirate name...
Passion be a big part of me life, which makes sense fer a pirate. Even though I not always be th' traditional swaggerin' gallant, me steadiness and plannin' make me a fine, reliable pirate. Arrr!

If ye be wantn' yer own pirate name, be cerrrrtain t' click HERE.

References:
Baur, John and Mark Summers. (2002-2014). FAQ. Available: http://www.talklikeapirate.com/faq.html. Last accessed 18th September 2014.
Author Unknown. (N.D.). International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Available: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Talk_Like_a_Pirate_Day. Last accessed 18th September 2014

Friday, September 06, 2019

Card Design: Pattie's Creations Challenge #162…Things that Fly

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Hello there everyone! I'm back here today to announce the next challenge over at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge. This time around for Challenge #162, the theme is Things that Fly. When it comes to your choice of image, you can choose something that can realistically fly like birds, insects, airplanes, air balloons, etc, OR you could also approach it from a different angle choosing something that could theoretically fly like fairies, or other things with wings. That is the approach I have taken for this challenge looking at the fantasy end of things. While a cat doesn't normally fly, with wings it could theoretically. Whatever approach you take, whether realistic or fantastic, we'd love to see what you come up with.


General Project Info:
  • I've decided to make a pet sympathy card. That is definitely one category my card collection is currently missing.
  • This card has been created 100% digitally and then layered in a Mock Up (courtesy of Frisk Shop). I will print it out and assemble it a later date. 


FRONT

Digital Images Details:
  • Kitty Angel can be found in Pattie's Etsy shop. This image was coloured in digitally using digital colouring and digital 'paper' piecing. Credits include:
  • The background in behind the image was created using a cloudy sky texture from Diza-74 via Deviant Art.
  • I also added some clouds for the kitty to sit on. They were obtained in a free sample from Inky Deals.


Digital Embellishment Details:
  • The banner shape in behind the sentiment was created using a template purchased from Marisa Lerin, Pixel Scrapper.



INSIDE


OVERALL
 Digital Sentiment Details: 
  • Both the sentiment on the front and the one on the inside were created by Paulette from Create with TLC. For great freebies and inspiration be sure to click HERE to go to Paulette's blog and for awesome sets for purchase, click HERE to go to the home page of the store. 


Digital Paper Products:
  • The paper used as a background on the front and inside is a freebie from Sweetly Scrapped.


Digital Embellishment Details:
  • I have used basic shapes in Photoshop Elements to create matting in behind the image and sentiment (inside).
  • I have applied shadow layer styles to give certain elements some depth. These styles were designed by Sheila Reid, Pixel Scrapper.


Challenges I am hoping to enter...

You have until October 3rd to enter our challenge which should give you lots of time to get a creation done. Remember the theme is Things that Fly. I really hope that you will be able to join us. You can enter three times per challenge and of course MUST follow all the challenge requirements that are posted (please click HERE to become familiar with all the rules).

Pop over to the challenge blog and check out what my fabulous teammates have offered up for inspiration. Oh and don't forget…Pattie offers up a new freebie the first Friday of the month and it will remain up for approximately two weeks; so, be sure to pop over and check it out as well!

Well guys, that is it for this one. Have a wonderful September and I'll see you again soon.

Until next time,

Friday, August 02, 2019

Card Design: Pattie's Creations Challenge #161…Beach/Under the Sea

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Hello there everyone! I'm back here today to announce the next challenge over at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge. This time around for Challenge #161, the theme is Beach/Under the Sea. For those of us in North America, summer is in full swing so it is a great time to make a card that reflects the season.


General Project Info:
  • This card has been created 100% digitally and then layered in a Mock Up (courtesy of Frisk Shop). I will print it out and assemble it a later date. 


FRONT

Digital Images Details:
  • William Whale can be found in Pattie's Etsy shop. This image was coloured in digitally using digital colouring and then the sky and water were created using other elements. Credits include:
    • the sky was created using a watercolour background that I previously created with my Rebelle program. 
    • I have applied a water layer style to the water coming out of Will's spout. This style was purchased from Sheila Reid, Pixel Scrapper.
    • the waves were created with elements from the General Elements section of my A Taste of Summer Kit (details below).



INSIDE

Digital Images Details:


    OVERALL
     Digital Sentiment Details: 
    • Both the sentiment on the front and the one on the inside were created by Paulette from Create with TLC. They are from her Wishes & Kisses bundle. For great freebies and inspiration be sure to click HERE to go to Paulette's blog and for awesome sets for purchase, click HERE to go to the home page of the store. It has been coloured digitally to match my project colours.


    Digital Paper Products:
    • All three papers used are from sections of my A Taste of Summer kit. The various paper sets are available separately or everything can be purchased in the bundle. It can be purchased in the Scribbles Designs store. You can find it HERE
      • The background on the front and inside, along with the sand textured paper on the front can be found in the Natural Textures section and the Shell paper can be found with the Patterned Papers.



    Digital Embellishment Details:
    • The brads on the front were created using the Water Splash from the General Elements section of my A Taste of Summer kit along with a template purchased from Marisa Lerin, Pixel Scrapper.
    • I have used basic shapes in Photoshop Elements to create matting in behind the image and sentiment.
    • I have applied shadow layer styles to give certain elements some depth. These styles were designed by Sheila Reid, Pixel Scrapper.


    Challenges I am hoping to enter...

    You have until September 5th to enter our challenge which should give you lots of time to get a creation done. Remember the theme is Beach/Under the Sea. I really hope that you will be able to join us. You can enter twice per challenge and of course MUST follow all the challenge requirements that are posted for each challenge (please click HERE to become familiar with all the rules).

    Pop over to the challenge blog and check out what my fabulous teammates have offered up for inspiration. Oh and don't forget…Pattie offers up a new freebie the first Friday of the month and it will remain up for approximately two weeks; so, be sure to pop over and check it out as well!

    Well guys, that is it for this one. Have a wonderful August and I'll see you again soon.

    Until next time,

    Friday, July 05, 2019

    Card Design: Pattie's Creations Challenge #160…Food/Drink

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    Hello there everyone! I'm back here today to announce the next challenge over at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge. This time around for Challenge #160, the theme is Food and/or Drink. We all need to eat and drink and there are so many incredible images out there to use for these categories. Whether you go hot or cold, show us what you can come up with using food and/or beverages in your project.


    General Project Info:
    • This card has been created 100% digitally and then layered in a Mock Up (courtesy of Frisk Shop). I will print it out and assemble it a later date. 


    FRONT

    Digital Images Details:
    • Flowered Teapot can be found in Pattie's Etsy shop. This image was coloured in digitally using digital colouring and paper piecing. Credits include:
      • the lace paper used to digitally 'paper piece' the teapot is from the Tea n' Lace Digi Papers set designed by Kris from Imagine That Digistamp.  The opacity was altered to change the effect.
      • I also used a textured paper under the lace paper. This paper is from the Baking with Mom Ethereal Textures set available on The CoffeeShop Blog.
      • the petals and middle of the flowers were created with gradients.



    INSIDE


    Digital Images Details:
    • Tea Cups can be found in Pattie's Etsy shop. This image was coloured in digitally using digital colouring and paper piecing. Credits include:
      • the lace paper used to digitally 'paper piece' the middle teacup is also from the Tea n' Lace Digi Papers set.
      • I have used a textured paper to digitally 'paper piece' the top and bottom cups and top and bottom saucers. This paper is also from the Baking with Mom Ethereal Textures set. 
      • Then I used the same textured paper used in behind the lace paper on the teapot, for the middle tea cup and also for the middle saucer.


    OVERALL
     Digital Sentiment Details: 


    Digital Paper Products:


    Digital Embellishment Details:
    • I have used basic shapes in Photoshop Elements to create matting in behind the image and sentiment.
    • I have applied shadow layer styles to give certain elements some depth. These styles were designed by Sheila Reid, Pixel Scrapper.


    Challenges I am hoping to enter...

    You have until August 1st to enter our challenge which should give you lots of time to get a creation done. Remember the theme is Food and/or Drink. I really hope that you will be able to join us. You can enter twice per challenge and of course MUST follow all the challenge requirements that are posted for each challenge (please click HERE to become familiar with all the rules).

    Pop over to the challenge blog and check out what my fabulous teammates have offered up for inspiration. Oh and don't forget…Pattie offers up a new freebie the first Friday of the month and it will remain up for approximately two weeks; so, be sure to pop over and check it out as well!

    Well guys, that is it for this one. Have a wonderful July and I'll see you again soon.

    Until next time,

    Thursday, July 04, 2019

    Happy Independence Day!!!

    It is still the Fourth of July for a few hours yet and that means that all my wonderful American friends, followers and readers are celebrating Independence Day today. As promised on Monday, here is another freebie--this time in honour of the good 'ole U.S. of A.

    Since I used a hat with a maple leaf and a heart for the Canada Day paper, I decided to stick with the same type of theme as today's paper also features a hat and heart only this time with stars and stripes, which of course, can be found on the American flag. Check it out...

    https://app.box.com/s/2tkosb9kt15ryzzwk664zebq5tg9gtaq

    This digital paper is one that will become part of the Spirit of America kit that I am working on. It is 3600 x 3600 pixels, in jpg format and published at 300 dpi. I've used resources from Digitalartsi (The Hungry JPEG) and The CoffeeShop Blog. Full credits in the file. To grab it, click the download button to be taken to a download location. In the zip folder you will find a copy of the paper, its preview sheet, the full credit information and my terms of use which are standard to all my folders.

    Well folks, that is it for this one. I will be back in a few hours to announce the newest challenge over at Pattie's Creations!

    Until next time,

    Monday, July 01, 2019

    Happy Canada Day!

    I've been away from home for several days and I know that today will soon be over but I didn't want to let this day go by without saying…

    H A P P Y   C A N A D A   D A Y!

    To all my fellow Canadians out there!!!

    In between catching up on everything I've missed this past week, I took the time to create a freebie in honour of the birthday of this amazing country that I am blessed to call home…

    https://app.box.com/s/2tkosb9kt15ryzzwk664zebq5tg9gtaq

    This digital paper is one that will become part of the Oh Canada kit that I am working on. It is 3600 x 3600 pixels, in jpg format and published at 300 dpi. I've used resources from Digitalartsi (The Hungry JPEG) and The CoffeeShop Blog. Full credits in the file. To grab it, click the download button to be taken to a download location. In the zip folder you will find a copy of the paper, its preview sheet, the full credit information and my terms of use which are standard to all my folders.

    Oh and don't worry, I wouldn't forget the celebration coming up on Thursday in honour of my neighbours to the south (oh and north in Alaska and also west in Hawaii); so, be sure to come back then for an Independence Day freebie.

    Wherever you may happen to reside, enjoy the remainder of your day everyone!

    Until next time,