Friday, January 30, 2009

A Gorgeous Surprise!!!

Just popping in to share some GORGEOUS quick pages that Kat has made to share with everyone using the Faded Memories kits. Kat is also know as TragedyScrapinAnne who is the main layout designer at Keepsake Creators.  She always creates such beautiful layouts and quick pages. Thanks again Kat for sharing these and allowing me to share them with everyone.

Faded Memories, which was created for the Jan '09 color challenge at DSO that is hosted by Kim B , has been a popular kit. I'd like to take a minute and thank everyone who has left comments and/or shared their layouts using this kit (both parts). And if you haven't already done so, may I suggest that you add your layout using this kit to the gallery at DSO, and post a link in the thread for the Color challenge, Kim has a beautiful posting bonus that you get for the challenge.  Plus there are several more beautiful kits there by other designers using the same color scheme. But HURRY as you only have until the end of January for this challenge!!

 

Faded Memories QP's by TragedyScrapinAnne

Download these QP's here

If you missed the Faded Memories kits part 1 and 2 you can find them in these past post, part one here and part two here

 

Have a scrap-happy day,

Kim

Saturday, January 24, 2009

More of Faded Memories

I know that I haven't posted in a while, I've been busy trying to restore all of my scrapping supplies. I had them all on a separate drive which was totally lost.  Some of them I had backed up, and some I just never got around to even though I kept telling myself that I would. So some of my scrapping supplies are completely gone. Lesson learned : ALWAYS back up those files, especially the favorites!!

I have some good news here as well. As some of you may remember, my Mom was diagnosed with breast cancer in March 2008.  She has finished all of the chemotherapy and radiation treatments and is doing great. She was getting ready to retire at the time they found the cancer, but after being off work for so long taking the treatments, has decided she wants to go back to work. Go Mom! 

More news, my oldest son is getting married on Valentine's day!  I'm so happy for them, they have been seeing each other for a few years now.  I'm getting a new daughter-in-law plus two more lovely grandchildren to spoil! Although I have to admit that I've already thought of them as this for a couple of years now. :)  I'm working on a MEGA kit to scrap their wedding pictures with. So keep watching as I will be offering it to you as well a little later on.  It will be full of LOVE , great for Valentine layouts or any layouts where you want to show the love.  Which to me is all layouts!

Donna has shared some AWESOME layouts  with me that she made using a couple of my kits.  The first two were made using Just Call Me The Fireman . Her grandson is such a cutie in his Fireman costume that his uncle made for him.

FIREMEN WILLIAM

FIREMEN 2 WILLIAM

This next layout of her beautiful granddaughter having fun in the sun, was made using Faded Memories parts 1 and 2.

Faded Memories by Donna

Pop by Donna's gallery here at Scrapbook Flair to leave her some love on these adorable layouts or to see even more of her work.

 

If you missed Just Call Me The Fireman you can still find it here.
The first part of Faded Memories was available here on my blog, and contains two downloads. The second part contains four more downloads and was only available to the members of my Yahoo group - Kim's Scrappin' Freebies
Where I am the only one that sends email out to you, and all replies come back to me only, so that your email isn't overloaded with unwanted email. This group was set up for fans of my designs to get a notice when my blog is updated with new freebies. And occasionally the members get an extra freebie that is only shared with them. Previews to ALL of my designs and links to find them can be found here as well. If you would like to join this group you can by going here or see the link on the right in the sidebar. That way you will NEVER miss any of the freebies that I offer.

Want to see what was in part two?
Part Two of Faded Memories contains....
4 - (more) 12x12 inch papers
6 - 12x12 tattered and torn papers
8  butterflies
1 grouped frame
4 (more) bows
4 zippers - 2 of which have a background behind them

Faded Memories Part 2

Faded Memories Part 2 Papers

Since I'm feeling generous and I haven't had much time to create anything new for you I decided to change my mind and give this to anyone that wants it.  I hope that you can find a use for this.  To the members of Kim's Scrappin' Freebies, I'm sorry I don't have something new and different for you today.  Hopefully I will have soon.

Download Faded Memories Two - part one here
Download Faded Memories Two - part two here
Download Faded Memories Two - part three here
Download Faded Memories Two - part four here

I would also like to take a minute to say thank you to all who have sent me help with learning to use Photoshop CS2. I'm learning and now part of my kits are made using CS2 and PSP X2. Even though I now have CS2 I can't give up my old faithful friend PSP . LOL   Now I'm going back to work on this kit for the Valentine Wedding.  Have a great day and share a smile with someone.

Kim

 

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Sharing

I don't know if I caught a bug or something I ate just didn't agree with me, but I've had a terrible bout with my stomach. Didn't feel like doing much of anything. Feel a little better now and thought I would pop in and  share a couple of things with you.

First of all, Kat is hosting the template challenge over at K-Joi this month. Loving templates the way that I do, and a challenge I just had to give this one a try. I ended up with a fun LO of my BIL's fur-baby - Snowflake. She quickly learned what a Christmas present was. And how to open them!  My BIL is going to love this layout.

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Credits...
Kjoi Jan Challenge Template by TragedyScrapinAnne
Papers - From Santa With Love Add-on by Kim Broedelet
I Love Santa's Hat - by Kim Broedelet
Bows & Brads by - Kim's Scrappin' (me) - I used an action by The Scrappin Cop to make the bows
Wordart by Bethany
Font used for name is ChopinScript

If you love challenges pop on over there and give this one a try, Kat also has a lovely posting bonus for you if you do. She is hosting the lyric challenge as well. I haven't gotten a chance to give it a go yet, but I'm hoping to soon.

 

Thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone who has left comments telling me how much you liked and appreciate Faded Memories.  My dear friend Candie, who I have met through digiscrapping, has created a GORGEOUS quick page from this kit, and the best part is she is sharing it with you on her blog! I love the extra tattered hearts that she has cut from the papers, if you would like to have this just pop over to her blog here and get it for yourself.  Don't forget to thank her for sharing with us!

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I have made you a quick page also, from a kit I previously offered on my blog - True Colors Paper & Wordart Pack, you can still find it here at 4Shared if you'd like the kit. The black background paper is not included in the kit, but the colored papers and wordart are.   Here is a layout that I made it from. As you can see from this layout, when you place your photo behind the opening it will look like a worn out photo. I changed my photo to B&W to make it look even more so. I used an overlay by Happy Scrap Girl to achieve this look.

Your True Colors 

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Download True Colors QP here at 4Shared.
Download True Colors QP here at Mediafire.

 

Have a scrap happy day,

Kim

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Faded Memories

I hope you all had a great Christmas, and have a good start to 2009. Our's was good but I'm glad that it's over. Now it is a big job trying to get the house all back to normal. Decorations, lights, etc. all packed away for another year. I took some time out of all that to work on my blog a little. In case you've noticed, I've moved all of my awards and most of the links from my sidebars. They aren't gone just have a page of their own now. You will find the links to both all the AWESOME awards I've received and all the great digiscrappin' links on the right side of my blog in the sidebar - about middle way's down

I've also had a chance to play with Kim's color's for the color challenge over at DSO. And as usual she has picked some gorgeous colors! I hope you can find a use for Faded Memories. I cherish my memories, and this time of year always brings back a lot of them.

Faded Memories contains. . .
10 12x12 inch papers
3 sets of beads
4 frames
2 flowers
1 leaf branch
1 journaling paper
1 tattered heart
3 keys
6 bows
2 brads
2 buttons
All are created and saved at 300 DPI

 

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Here is a separate preview so that you can see the papers a little better. This kit is in two parts so be sure and get them both. You have your choice of downloading from 4Shared or Mediafire.

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Download Faded Memories part 1 here at 4Shared
Download Faded Memories part 2 here at 4Shared

Download Faded Memories part 1 here at Mediafire
Download Faded Memories part 2 here at Mediafire

I'd like to say a big thank you to all who have left me wishes for a Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year, or simply took the time to say thanks for whatever freebie you may have found on my blog. You are all the greatest!
For those that belong to my scrapping group at Yahoo, I'm working on something for you all. I know it has been a while since I've made anything just for that group, and I'm sorry for that. But promise to have you something soon!  Now I need to go and turn my computer off for a while as it starting to storm here. Crazy weather for the first part of January in our part of Kentucky, 58 degrees and thunderstorms.  But they say it is going to turn cold and that we may see some snow by the middle of the week.  Guess we'll just have to wait and see.
Wishing you a scrap happy day,

Kim