Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Please Forgive Our Dust

I am re-clothing this blog with some pretty new graphics, so there's gonna be quite a bit of dust, and probably some really ugly clashing colours.

Okay. Maybe not so much dust, but TONS of ugly clashing colours.

Please don't mind the mess. No links will be harmed in the making of this blog re-colour (I hope). And all the colours should be back to pretty in a few days (hopefully).

Thanks for understanding!! :D

Monday, June 30, 2014

PixelScrapper July 2014 Blog Train: Old Brass

(Here's the link to the official PixelScrapper Blog Train post: HERE.)

I am really excited to be able to participate in another blog train! I am thanking God for every day that I am able to enjoy my computer and create more art to share with the world!

There wasn't a prescribed theme for this month, so I kind of floundered for inspiration at first. A few scrappers were doing a "4th of July" theme, but I just wasn't feeling it... until I thought about brass!

I LOVE brass. It's mainly a turn-of-the-(20th)century steampunk obsession, but I also think of brass when I think of the military. The buttons and insignia on soldiers isn't made out of brass any more, but most of it is still made to LOOK like brass. And any high-ranking officers are often called "The Brass". But brass isn't reserved just for the military; it also has adorned all kinds of other uniforms from police officers to Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.

When I think about celebrating Independence Day, I think of the brass. BUT, I know that digital scrapbooking is an international community and, while I LOVE my country, I didn't want to make it patriotic and exclude any international friends. So I decided to just stick with celebrating the brass. The beautiful, beautiful brass. ;)

I am especially happy that the colours this month included the grays and blacks and I wanted to use them a bit, too... because sometimes celebrating the brass, and all that it is used to represent, calls for more somber colours.

So, without further blabbing, here we go:

Download from Google Drive HERE.

Download from Google Drive HERE.

Download from Google Drive HERE.

Download from Google Drive HERE.

Download Part One: Buttons from Google Drive HERE.  
Download Part Two: Flowers from Google Drive HERE. 
Download Part Three: Gems from Google Drive HERE. 
Download Part Four: Other from Google Drive HERE.  

On these elements, your computer will probably tell you that they are not 300 dpi, but it is lying. They ARE 300 dpi - they were saved through Photoshop's "Save for Web" feature and that feature strips metadata, including the dpi tag. And then your computer just makes up whatever it wants. I am too lazy to go back and resave them so they have the 300 dpi tag, but they ARE 300 dpi.
And, the elements aren't 12x12, but I am too lazy to go back and change the preview right now. So, yeah. I apologize. 

Also, there's a shadow on the elements in the preview, but that's just for the preview. The elements in the packs are shadow-free. ;)

Enjoy! ;) 

I apologize for any difficulty or confusion the .RAR file format may have caused.

If you're interested in obtaining a program that opens .RARs, here are a few options: The program I use is WinRAR (available here as a trial). Other programs that open .RAR files include: 7zip (free here) - I use this one as well, RAR File Open Knife (free here), and Open the File has some other options, too (check it out here).

If you have the ability to open .RARs, then feel free to use the links above. Otherwise, I am posting some .ZIP files below:

Paper Pack 01
Paper Pack 02
Paper Pack 03
Paper Pack 04

Seeing as the two filetypes don't seem to produce a measurable difference in file size, and that .RAR causes confusion, I will provide my stuff in .ZIP files from this point forward. Sorry for the confusion. ;)

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

At The Beach - PixelScrapper Aug 2013 Blog Train

Nine months ago, a tragic experience in my life cause me to lose all of my electronic devices, including but not limited to the laptop where I created all of my art. I did not have many things backed up, so I lost a lot, including my promised participation pieces for PixelScrapper's August 2013 blog train. All I had remaining were the resources I had downloaded from PS (thank God!) and the previews I had uploaded to the forums.

It would be an understatement to say that I am excited today. This week has been the first opportunity in nine months that I have had to access a computer able to recreate that work. So, I've been working my tushie off these last two days, and have been delighting in every minute of it!

I have prayed incessantly for the opportunity to make digital art again. God has answered my prayers and I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge that He continues to bless me beyond what I could ever comprehend! As Luke 6:38 (NIV) says, "a good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap," indeed!

So, to be true to my promise, here is the recreation of my contribution to the blog train "At the Beach"... with interest. ;)

I hope that these papers will be a blessing in their own way. Enjoy!

Click HERE to download from 4Shared!

Click HERE to download from 4Shared!

Click HERE to download from 4Shared!

(Bonus Papers 1 actually contains more papers than what is shown - 13 papers, to be exact.) Click HERE to download from 4Shared!

Click HERE to download from 4Shared!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

The Crystal Coast Paper Kit

When I posted the last paper kit on PixelScrapper, I said I was working on papers for the upcoming blog train there and got really carried away and inspired and ran down a few rabbit holes, and voila! - I ended up making about 60 papers, including the previous kit and this paper kit! (haha, all the rest of them are going to have to wait until Aug 1st when the blog train goes live!)

PixelScrapper's August Pallette
While I was working with the colours for the blog train, themed "At the Beach", I noticed that they reminded me of the colours my family painted the rooms of the house we lived in when I was a child. We used to have stark white walls in every room until the first time we vacationed at the beach in North Carolina. When we came home, we painted the kitchen yellow like the sun, the living room beige like the sand, the bathrooms pink like sea shells, my bedroom blue-green like the ocean, and my parents' room lavender like the dune flowers (my sister painted her room bright pink because that was what she wanted); we loved the colours that we had experienced in NC so much that we wanted to take them home with us!

Now my husband, daughter, and I are stationed in North Carolina along the Crystal Coast. We visit the beach about every other weekend and the smell of the ocean reminds me of some of the better moments in my childhood. For this kit, I added green for the dune grasses and orange for the caution flags that they put up on days with not-so-ideal weather, which just so happens to be some of our favourite beach days!

So, without further ado, please click HERE to download them from 4Shared! And thanks for downloading them! I hope that you're able to make some really beautiful things with them - and you can post a link here or message me on PixelScrapper if you want to share what you've done! I would love to see it! :D

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Distorted Pearls Paper Kit

Ooh, I am SO super excited about this one! I decided to contribute to the PixelScrapper Blog Train that will be happening in August, and in the process of making my stuff for the train, these papers emerged:

I really love them. They're shiny and kinda quirky, and I think they'd be GREAT for making alphas, brads, or buttons with! :D

So, without further ado, please click HERE to download them from 4Shared!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The Dark Night alpha

So... here is my very first foray into digital scrapbooking.
I present, The Dark Night alpha:

Just click HERE to download it from 4Shared. :)

Monday, June 3, 2013

The First Post...


I hate to be a pain, but... this is kinda a place-holder for this blog. Maybe consider it an Error 404 page, if you catch my drift. Basically, if you've arrived here by clicking on one of my banner links above (Tutorials, Whole Kits, Papers, etc) then it means that I haven't created and/or posted one of those types of items yet. I just don't want to lose my labels for those links.

Please, don't run off; hang around for a bit... or at the very least, come back soon. There's gonna be more. I promise!! :D