Resistance is Futile by Tracy Kosofsky

Friday, May 30, 2008

To Daddy With Love Freebie Part 4

Here's Part 4 of the freebie - it contains ribbons, folded ribbons, 2 uppercase alphas, eyelets and some word art. Hope you enjoy! You can download it here: CLICKY

Thursday, May 29, 2008

To Daddy With Love Freebie Part 3

Here's Part 3 of the To Daddy With Love freebie. It contains 4 painted wood buttons, 3 metal frames, 2 painted wood frames, 2 journaling boxes and 2 paper cutout frames. I am planning to do 1-2 more parts, and hope to include some word art, ribbons, an overlay or 2 and an alpha, and maybe a couple tags. Depending on how happy I am with the finished collection, I might also do a couple quick pages!

You can download part 3 here: CLICKY

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Father's Day Freebie Part 2

Here's part 2 to the kit - 4 additional papers (although I like the ones from yesterday much better) and a really cool cast pewter brad set. Next up is a set of frames, photo mats, journaling boxes and some word art. Hope you enjoy!

You can download this portion of the kit here: CLICKY

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

A little freebie ahead of Father's Day

I was messing around with some fonts that I've used with my CraftRobo and I decided to create a little collection of masculine colors and images. I thought some of you might be able to use these for Father's Day photos. I'll be working on elements over the next couple weeks and will try to put a few elements up every day or every other day.

You can download the paper collection here: CLICKY

Monday, May 26, 2008

Yes, my dog's a freak

I completed this layout for the May newsletter challenge at RAK Scraps (scrap your pet). Credits:
Background paper from a template by Syndee Nuckles (Scrap Girls)
Beautiful distress brush set by Brandie Valenzuela (Scrap Girls)
Acrylic paint brush set by Christine Smith
Epoxy action by Atomic Cupcake

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Happy Memorial Day!

I did this layout for the May Sketch Challenge at RAKScraps and thought it was a fitting theme for Memorial Day weekend. The photo is of my dad. Credits under the photo.

Sketch by Candace @ RAKScraps (aunrea)
Papers and papers used to create elements by Amy Teets - Americana
Mesh star brads by Kim Liddiard
Atomic Cupcake actions (distressed edge 2, printed cardboard, rub on)
From ScrapGirls:
Stitching and holes layer style by Mandy Steward
Frame embellishment template (Stitched Framery) by Thao Cosgrove
Brush set (grungelle) by Brandie Valenzuela

I Found a Great New Designer!

There are so many digital designers out there that sometimes it's hard to remember where to go to look for kits and/or freebies. I came across Joanne at Angel in My Pocket Designs when I was surfing around, and she is offering a freebie kit now called Sweet Orange Blitz. It is totally scrumptious! Here's a layout I did with her papers and elements. I also used Atomic Cupcake's inked edge action.

Friday, May 23, 2008

What Muppet Are You?

Find Out Here! CLICKY


You Are Kermit
Hi, ho! Lovable and friendly, you get along well with everyone you know.
You're a big thinker, and sometimes you over think life's problems.
Don't worry - everyone know's it's not easy being green.
Just remember, time's fun when you're having flies!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

My new favorite digital layout

This digital layout was inspired by a guest Creative Team Challenge on Feeling Scrappy. Not sure if you can see in the small photo, but my daughter's eyes are brown in the black and white. Credits:
Scrap Girls BVA Grungelle BrushSet
Scrap Girls EHI Up at the Villa 12x12 PaperSpec_2 (newsletter freebie)
Peppermint Creative swirl from Miss Mint Painted Season collection
From the Call to Act mega kit:
frame and ribbon wrap by aclegg
flower by tburwick

I have nearly failed at blogging

and I have DEFINITELY failed at digital design! After a brief flurry of creation, I have been so busy the last couple months that I have barely had time to catch up with my own layouts (including finishing out the first year in Alexa's dance and school days albums). Between Alexa's birthday (three parties), dance rehearsal and recital, Mother's Day, getting ready to sell our house, and just general craziness, things have been, well, crazy! I have managed to get a few layouts done and below are a few of my favorites. I really do plan to get back to design and offering freebies, but no promises as to when. We're hoping to take a trip to Russia in early June :).

Here are a couple paper layouts I did for my Book of Me (the first uses stock photography):

and here's another paper (based on a Becky Fleck pagemap):

And finally, some digital. The first two are based on sketches by my friend Amy, who is battling cancer. You can visit her sketch blog HERE.

Credits to the following:
Background striped paper by Amy Teets (O Springy kit, some recoloring done)
Flower templates, ribbon template, folded flower action, messy ribbon action and ribbon knotting action by Christine Smith
Brads and staples from Atomic Cupcake's silver necessities kit
Staples embedded into the page using the embed layer style from Scrap Girls, also used Scrap Girls paper textures

Credits to:
Paper and elements from the Mommy Dearest Kit at Booland Designs
BVA Grungelle Brush Set and TCS Beautiful Distress Brush Set at ScrapGirls
Atomic Cupcake distressed edge, ink and rub on actions

I did this digital layout for May's Anything Goes challenge at Feeling Scrappy, and it is based on a layout by Rachel from the message boards. Credits:
Chipboard and rub on actions by Atomic Cupcake
Water drop layer style by Christine Smith
Paper textures by ScrapGirls
Background paper is TCS_ArtJournal_12x12_Checkerboard_ SPECIAL, a newsletter freebie from ScrapGirls