Posts Tagged ‘freebie’
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.)
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!