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My School Days kits are slowly coming together (much more slowly than I had hoped, thanks to a busy work and home schedule, but such is life!), and I’m trying to release at least one new kit a week until they’re all posted. Watch my Etsy Shop for new releases, and I’ll post them here when they’re up and going, too!
In the meantime, enjoy this little freebie! (Download here.)
This set of eight crayons coordinates with the School Days series and is perfect for embellishing those layouts for elementary school students, preschool kids, artsy types, day care experiences and more! Have fun! And if you use them on a layout you post later online in a gallery, on your blog or on Facebook, please drop me a note in the comments section so I can see your lovely work!
Yes, sometimes I do. And sometimes God has a way of doing just that — knocking me upside the head when I need a reality check. The last half of July and the first half of August have flown by in a blur as I have been dealing with some heavy-duty family stuff (plus a little light-hearted family vacation, which was pleasant but not particularly productive!). Digital scrapbooking (as much as I totally love it) needed to take a back seat for a while, and thus, I unintentionally fibbed by promising I’d have my School Days kit ready in time for going back to school. (Our kiddos start tomorrow. Yours might have already started??) Anyway, it’s one of my priorities for this week, so hold tight for me, if you will, please. It’s coming.
In the meantime, enjoy a little freebie, an alphabet border perfect for those back-to-school pages. (Click here to download the 12″ version. If you click on the image below, you’ll get a tiny version.)
Well, Lulu.com decided that it is going to discontinue my digital products soon, so I am offering a 50% off sale of all Graphic Nature products as well as Template #2! Buy them soon, or they might be gone for good! Click on any of the products below to purchase.
Also don’t forget to grab the FREE template!
P.S. Lulu is one of the only e-vendors that allows an instant download for customers who purchase my products. So while I continue to look for alternatives to Lulu for hosting my products in the future, be aware that there is a possibility they will no longer be available for immediate download. You will likely have to purchase my products through Paypal, then wait for me to respond to you by e-mail and send you the download link. Sort of stinks…but you can blame Lulu for that!:-) In the meantime, several newbie digital designers and I are looking for alternative options as we begin to build an audience for our products. Stay tuned. We’ll come up with something, I’m sure!
Of all the time I’ve been digital scrapbooking, I’ve honestly never taken time to do any organized online scrapbooking challenges — until today!
A friend of mine from high school has recently opened a blog based on digital scrapbooking (check it out here: It’s Just Meejay Designs) and has a challenge running now through June 26. The challenge is to scraplift her layout …
… with some Disney World photos and post it into the MouseScrappers forum (check out that link for the complete rules). As a reward, she’ll give you this super-cute Donald Duck-theme mini kit!
I absolutely love the alpha and numbers in this kit (oh, and that cool craft-colored paper…oh, and those fluffy, stitched stars…so fun!), and I’m looking forward to receiving it! So, I just finished my scraplift layout. (Remember that scraplifting just means you take something – the idea, layout, color scheme, photo themes, elements, etc., – whatever floats your boat – and apply it to a layout of your own. In this case, I loved the overall balance of the layout, the journaling on the left, title on the right, stitching around the journaling block and the cluster at the bottom right. I also love the photo!)
Please contribute to Jaime’s challenge! If you do, post a link to the MouseScrappers page where you posted your scraplift layout in my comments section here, and I’ll also send you a freebie (shown below)! Just don’t forget to follow the challenge rules so you can get Jaime’s kit! You want it; you know you do! And don’t forget to check out her blog, too!
Sources for my layout:
- Fonts: Walt Disney Script (title, date and first line of journaling); Zolano Serif (journaling)
- All papers and elements are from my upcoming School Days kit. Stay tuned!
Sources for Jaime’s layout are found here.
It’s time for a blog hop! And you can start right here with your first quick page freebie!
What’s a blog hop?
A blog hop is a series of connected blogs that all offer something related for their readers. If you stumble upon a blog hop and follow the links from one blog to another, in the end you will have visited several blogs you might never have seen before (a treasure on its own!) AND, in our case, downloaded a bunch of free scrapbooking quick pages that are color-coordinated and benefit a great cause!
What’s this particular blog hop about?
A couple of months ago, I took a class from JessicaSprague.com called The Art of Digital Design. When the class was over, many of us who were students in the class decided to work together to design a digital scrapbooking kit that would benefit the victims of the Japan earthquake that occurred in March. The kit is the Kimono kit and is now available at JessicaSprague.com.Take a peek.
All proceeds from kit sales will be donated to the American Red Cross to benefit the victims of the earthquake.
Those of us who took the class had an opportunity to contribute to the kit (I donated a couple of papers and the frilly journaling block at the bottom left of the elements preview above), and many of us also designed quick pages to be given away as freebies on our blogs. You, our loyal readers, get a free quick page (or lots of them, if you play along!), and we get to help promote each others’ blogs and the charity kit to boot. So that is what this blog hop is about!
What do I do now?
- Download my quick page via Lulu.com.
- Then, take a look around my blog. You might find something else you like, or you might just find that you want to remember to come back and check again some day and see what else is happening around here. (Hint: Watch for a school days kit coming soon!)
- Next, visit the next blogger on the blog hop (in this case, Yvonne Michelle). Download her free quick page and take some time to browse her blog. Then visit the next person on the hop. (Yvonne will have a link to that blog on her blog) Repeat, and you can eventually visit more than 15 blogs – and get more than 15 free quick pages – along the way!
- Before you’re done with the hop, be sure to visit the Kimono kit page, and consider buying it. Not only will you be helping a great cause, but you’ll also have everything you need to create even more layouts that coordinate with the quick pages you downloaded along the hop. You can create a gorgeous, completely coordinated album using just this one kit!
Blog hop quick links
Grab your free template here to make a layout that looks something like this when done. The zipped file you will download includes an illustrated instruction sheet to help guide you through using templates if you have never done it before. Don’t worry…it’s not difficult! (You must have Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements or another PSD-compatible photo editing program to be able to use this template.)
I’d love to see your finished products! If you share your layout online, please credit Pixels And Pix. If you could provide a link, even better! Either way, I’d love to see what you’ve made with your template. If you leave me a link in the comments section, I’d be thrilled!
Thanks so much and enjoy! Happy scrapping!
We’re almost to 25 people liking my new Facebook page, and when we reach that magic number, I’m giving away this free mini kit! Head on over and like the Pixels and Pix Facebook page!