Monday, August 31, 2009

Another Monday, another paper clip!

Here it is, your Monday digital scrapbooking Disney-inspired freebie! 8(:-D

You can download the paperclip here.

It's going to be an interesting day; our younger daughter developed a rash of some sort (most likely allergic, but we haven't a clue as to what caused it) on her face over the weekend. We took her to our doctor this morning, and now we get to go buy the prescription cream... I'm always nervous about how much $ I'm going to be spending when this sort of thing happens, but since she's normally got porcelain-clear skin (and we really want to keep it that way if possible!) I'll be willing to do whatever we can to help her out! Poor kid... she's really been quite the trooper this weekend!

So, I figured I'd post the freebie as early as possible... so enjoy!

"It's kind of fun to do the impossible!"


Sunday, August 30, 2009

If it's Sunday, then it's...

Alpha Day! (at least until I run out of alphas!) ;-)

This is the same style of alpha as last Sunday's digital scrapbooking freebie, except that it's filled with the star patterned paper, giving it a very whimsical look. You can download it here, as usual!

Hope you all have a great week ahead of you, and remember: "It's kind of fun to do the impossible!"


Saturday, August 29, 2009

Medium Grey (or even Gray) Paper

Today's Disney-themed digital scrapbook freebie is a medium grey paper. You can find it here.

This paper works really well as either a background or framing piece... sometimes it's just really good to have a neutral color thrown in there!

Sorry it's short and sweet today; it's been another busy day (mostly away from the computer!)


"It's kind of fun to do the impossible!"

Friday, August 28, 2009

The Friday Freebie is... (thanks for waiting.......)

A big ol' starred ribbon!
This ribbon is a full 12 inches wide by 1.5 inches tall (300 dpi of course) and I digitally added my star paper background to it. The sample above is cropped and shadowed - the download (which you can get here) is the full size and not shadowed.

Thanks for being patient with me! :-D

and remember... "It's kind of fun to do the impossible!"


Today's freebie will be added later tonight...

I do have every intention of uploading a freebie today/tonight, but I have a few items to take care of first.

Patience is a virtue, of course, and yours will be rewarded! :-)


(and yes, It's kind of fun to do the impossible!)


Thursday, August 27, 2009

I've heard of a staple diet...

but while these staples aren't very nutritious, they will definitely add some color to your digital scrapbooking layout! ;-)

You can find the 5 individual staple image (PNG) files in a zipped file here. I grouped all of the staples together in the sample image above so you could see what you're getting, but each staple in the download is in a separate file, so you're free to put them wherever you want, in whatever combination you want, on your layout pages. :-)

As soon as I can, I am going to assemble a sample page of my family at Walt Disney World and upload it here, using most of the items I've already given away as freebies. (I might even include a few upcoming downloads... maybe we can play "spot the freebies you don't have yet!") ;-)

Until next time...

"It's kind of fun to do the impossible!"


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

I've Got You Cornered...

Here are a couple of sets of photo corners for you to enjoy and use. The first shown here is a more traditional set, while the second is definitely Mickey themed!

If you're interested, you can download them from here. And again, as usual, the shadows are only on the sample images above... that's how I generally do things here! :-)

Thanks to everyone who has left comments - I really do enjoy the feedback and it's so nice to hear such positive feedback! (And I also get a big kick out of spreading some of that Disney Magic, too, by giving these freebies away!)

Have fun with your digital scrapbooking, and don't hesitate to email me any layouts you've done using my freebies... I'll even post them here if you give me the permission to do so!

And remember...

"It's kind of fun to do the impossible!"


Tuesday, August 25, 2009

All tied up in knots...

Okay, if you haven't figured it out by now... I like puns. Good ones, bad ones, I don't care.... I even love the "groaners"! I guess you'll have to just bear with me - at least if you want some Disney-themed freebies! (big huge ;-) of course!)

Here's my freebie for today: I was so happy with the results I got when I created this knotted ribbon, especially with the "paper" that I added to it! I hope you like it, too!!!

You can download this knotted star ribbon here of course!

And, as usual... the shadow is shown above only as an example, and does not appear on the PNG file (allowing you to rotate the ribbon in any direction and then place a shadow in any direction you'd like.)

I'm in the middle of creating a digital scrapbooked reunion book for my high school class's 30th reunion next month, so while I still will be posting freebies on a daily basis, I might not be very chatty... so if I seem a little "abrupt" in my posts, that's why... it's nothing personal! ;-)

Okay... that being said... hope you enjoy my freebie today, and until next time:

"It's kind of fun to do the impossible!"


Monday, August 24, 2009

Monday = paperclip day! ;-)

This is for any of you that happen to work in an office... since it's Monday and the beginning of most work weeks, here's a couple "office supplies" for you! ;-)

Okay, maybe that's a little corny... but I just couldn't resist! :-D

You can download the zipped file here, and as usual, there are no shadows on the files, just the ones posted above for demonstration purposes only.

I hope everyone enjoys these... I have a few more in other colors to post later on (maybe they'll be my Monday freebie for the next couple weeks?) You'll have to come back next week to find out! (Ah, the suspense!) ;-)

I decided to "bite the bullet" last night and purchased the download of Creative Memories' Storybook Creator Plus... I decided to get it now in order to qualify for their upcoming upgrade, which sounds absolutely wonderful! Up to this point, I've been creating all of my digi scrap layouts in either Paint Shop Pro (v. 8) or Photoshop Elements 6... so this is completely different for me! (I'll continue to do my kit creation in PE6, of course, but for laying out my pages, I hope this really speeds up my process!)

Hope everyone had a good weekend, and has a great week coming up! Just remember...

"It's kind of fun to do the impossible!"


Sunday, August 23, 2009

An Alpha a Day...

... might not keep the doctor away like apples are supposed to do, but what the heck! Let's start the week out right! :-)

Here's what you're getting today... an alpha that's a continuation of the "It All Started With a Mouse" kit! I have about 5 or 6 other similar alphas that I might add at a later time, too, so this is just the proverbial tip of the iceberg. ;-)

You can find it here, of course!

And the particulars for the alpha set are these: it's a PNG file, with a transparent background, and the shadows are only on the preview image I uploaded up above there... the file has no shadows, so you can add whatever type of shadow you want (or not, if you don't want!) You'll need to copy/paste the letters to your page (for now... I might upload individual letters at a later time, or I might not... I haven't decided that yet!)

I do want to take a minute here and thank everyone for the kind words they've left for me in the comments section - they haven't gone unnoticed, and I greatly appreciate them! I'm really happy that people seem to enjoy my work, and that they're also enjoying the freebies! I hope to keep adding freebies on a daily basis, so by all means, keep coming back! You never know what you're going to find here. ;-)

Thanks again, and remember, "It's kind of fun to do the impossible!"


Saturday, August 22, 2009

Two for One day! (Just because I felt like it!)

Okay, here's a bonus for you today! I decided to upload 2 of my backgrounds as a bonus today. No real reason, I guess I'm just feeling generous or something. :-)

You can download them here (as usual!) :-)

Here's what you're getting today:

They're both 12x12 inches at 300 dpi, so they'll also work really well for 8x8 albums! (I've been creating mostly 8x8 albums at this point - since I can easily print them here at home - but I'm hoping to create a 12x12 album soon!)

I also want to thank Jessica (Labdogs42) for helping to spread the word about my blog! I was amazed when I saw my downloads had increased... now I know why! ;-) She has a great blog, herself, over here! Check it out, and definitely check out the pages she's done, too!

Hmmmm.... guess I'll have to make a few sample layouts using this kit while I'm at it, too! That might have to wait a day or two, though!

For now, just remember... "It's kind of fun to do the impossible!"


Friday, August 21, 2009

Gimme an "M"... gimme an "I"...

and here you go, the final 2 bottlecaps in the series!

I hope you enjoy these... they add a lot of realistic "depth" to a digi page, in my opinion.

I might (someday) create an entire alpha set with them, but for now, you can spell out "Mickey" with them. I'll also be including other names in the future, as well... like "Goofy" and "Donald" and a really cute one for "Minnie"... complete with polka dots! :-)

Now for the tough decision... what to give you tomorrow! (It's a pretty extensive kit, so I have a lot to choose from!)

Until then, as usual... "It's kind of fun to do the impossible!"


2 more bottlecaps

Here's the next set of two bottlecaps, the C and K ones:

It's rather late right now, so I'm afraid I'm not really very chatty... sorry about that! But I will be posting the final set of 2 bottlecaps (the M and I ones) tomorrow (make that later today, I suppose!) so be sure to check back! 8(:-D

You can grab the zipped file here.

And again... "It's kind of fun to do the impossible!"

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Working my way backwards...

through the bottlecaps! 8(:-)

One of my favorite embellishments (or set of embellishments, I suppose would be the correct way to describe them) that I created for my "It All Started With a Mouse" kit was this set of Mickey bottlecaps. I'm releasing them in reverse order, for a kind of silly reason, I suppose... when I'm finished uploading the 3 sets of 2 bottlecaps each, they should spell out "Mickey" running down the page! LOL! (Well, at least I hope they will sort of spell it out!)

If it doesn't work out quite that way, please forgive me, okay? ;-)

You can find the download here, of course!

Just an FYI... the bottlecaps are saved in 2 separate PNG files with transparent backgrounds, and there are NO shadows included on the files... I added the shadows on the above sample for this page simply to illustrate the possibilities when adding them to a layout. :-)

Enjoy, and as always...

"It's kind of fun to do the impossible!"

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

It All Started With a Mouse...

... and this blog's freebies start off with a piece-by-piece kit of the same name!

I'm kicking off my freebies with one of my favorite 12x12 papers from my very first Disney-inspired kit, "It All Started With a Mouse." The colors in this kit will go perfectly with any photos you have to scrap of Mickey in his standard "Magic Kingdom" black tuxedo attire, but they'll also be very useful for many other photos from around "the World" as well!

You can download the 12x12, 300 dpi file here! Please follow my terms of use (included in the download) but most of all, please have a lot of fun with this kit, and the rest to follow!

And by all means, if you have a layout using any of the freebies I'm providing, I'd love to see them, and YES! I'll post them here (with your permission, of course!)

So, until next time, remember... "it's kind of fun to do the impossible!"

Just why do I Digi Scrap?

I know a lot of people prefer to do their scrapbooking in the traditional manner, but I have never been one of them. It's not that I hold traditional scrappers in disdain or anything of the sort. Rather, it was a purely economical and practical reason at the time - I was a stay-at-home mom of two little girls, and (economically) couldn't purchase a lot of scrapping supplies and (practically) my daughters would have wanted to scrapbook right along with Mommy... and at the ages of 3 and 5, I just wasn't prepared to have them "help" me out! (This goes right back to the economical point, too!)

Once I got started with Digi Scrapping, I was hooked (line, and sinker!) I have always loved working with photo retouching programs (starting with Jasc's Paint Shop Pro, now I'm using Adobe's Photoshop Elements for the main part) - and the art technique of trompe l'oeil has always intrigued me - so whenever I can make something digital look real... I'm in hog heaven! (On one piece of larger artwork I recently created, I actually had someone try to physically lift one of the pieces/prints off the final printed poster... now that's cool!)

When I started this blog, I decided I wanted to have a regular closing "tagline" at the end of all of my posts... with the previous information in mind, I will close out here with what I hope will become my standard tagline... part of it contains my alltime-favorite quote from Walt Disney, a man I have such great admiration for...

So, until next time, remember... "it's kind of fun to do the impossible!"

The Meaning of Life (or this blog... whichever works)

I decided I wanted to start a blog that deals with my Disney-esque digital scrapbooking design work. At this point in time, what I intend to do is this: I will be posting as often as possible, and with my posts, I will be including at least one "freebie" that anyone may use to scrapbook with - either digitally or traditionally, I don't care. I will also (periodically) post tutorials when I have something I think would be beneficial in sharing (techniques, ideas, you name it, it might just end up on this blog somewhere!)

Soapbox on: (Here's the bad stuff I have to include... whether I really want to or not...) What I do care about is that people don't abuse my generosity. I don't mind giving away my work, but I do mind if anyone starts to sell or redistribute my work in any way, whether claiming it as their own or not. (If you want to share these with others, by all means, please share a link to this blog and they can download to their hearts content.) So don't just start sending the files, please... I intentionally included Adsense on this blog so that, eventually, I can make a little income from this, and the only way that will happen is if people actually see, and perhaps click on, the ads. At this point, I'd rather do this than charge for my designs - the big winner is still you, the scrapbooker!

I've worked hard on these digi kits, and they are protected by copyright... mine, of course. Speaking of copyrighted material, I won't be including any Disney copyrighted items in my work - that's not legal - so you won't find clip art of Mickey or any other Disney characters included here. I hope this doesn't disappoint to many people... I just don't want to go that route here.

What you will find, however, is digital scrapbooking items that have a distinct Disney look to them. If you happen to travel to Walt Disney World or any of the various Disneylands around the globe, you will (eventually, of course!) find a lot of papers and elements here that will allow you to scrap your trip photos... you can also use these on nearly anything else, too... I won't limit you! Cards, crafts, whatever - I'd love to hear from you about everything you've done with my kits or the individual pieces of them! At this point in time, I'd prefer you limit their use to non-profit, non-commercial work... if you really want to use them in a for-profit manner, please contact me. We'll discuss it, and I may allow you to use the piece (or pieces) in that way; but please, contact me first!

(Soapbox off - for now at least!)

I have been digital scrapping in one form or another for 8 years now - since we made our first trip to Walt Disney World in June of 2001, and from the onset, I was basically designing nearly everything myself. My style has changed considerably over that time, as you can imagine!

I hope you enjoy this blog, as well as the items I will be sharing with you, and that I can help you share the magic of Disney and digital scrapbooking! Thanks for stopping by!