…because Spring Has Sprung. For those of us here in the South, spring flowers are blooming, dogwoods, azaleas, and fruit trees. The trees are leafing out, and the temps are warm. Instead of getting spring fever, I am starting to gear up for National Scrapbooking Day. Since I am a Sabbath keeper, I will not be posting anything special on that Saturday, but beginning the next day, and through the entire following week, I plan to have some special deals along with a few other things up my sleeve. I just realized last night that it's only three weeks away. So I have to get busy. I already have new kits waiting, some a bit different from what you usually see from me. LOL. Don't worry, I'll never go too far afield. I'm too much as stick-in-the-mud to change too much.
Update: I just realized that I have to manually make the files on Google+
public. A couple of people hadn't been able to download them. I have
taken care of that, and made the kits and QPs/templates public.
Hopefully, no more problems.
I was asked this week about the use of my freebies for a particular project which made me take a good look at the freebies I have for download here on my blog. I also have quite a few (mostly mini) kits that I will not be updating and putting up for sale at Etsy, and I will be uploading some of them for download. So look for the tabs, one for kits, and the other for QPs and the few templates that I make. The download links are found below each preview. I had a request come in from some one in Slovakia about download links. I assume she didn't look in the right place for the links. But they are there. BTW, you'll notice that I don't have a freebie for the PS color challenge this month. First, the color palette is not an easy one for me to work with. Second, there has been some fuss over there about kits not being named in a particular way. Well, call me stubborn, but I have been naming my kits in a certain way for years, and I'm refusing to change. If I should decide to put the kit up for sale afterward, I would have to rename everything, and I don't want to go to the trouble. That doesn't mean I'll never make another kit with the month's color palette, it just won't be an "official" part of the blog train. There is a little Easter kit on the top of the free kits tab. Hope you like it. If I ever had it up on the blog, and I don't think I did, it was a few years ago. I'm not into the pagan aspects of Easter with all the fertility symbols of bunnies and chicks. I focus on the resurrection of Jesus and what that means for our salvation.
I'm actually posting two days in a row. Trying to push through my stubbornness. I wonder sometimes what I will write, so I don't. Not good, right? Yet there are lots of things that go through my mind. Today, though, I got my mini kit for the Studio color challenge uploaded. That means a freebie for you. But first, oh, yes, there's a "but first." LOL. Thanks to all those who took part in the poll. That information is helpful to me. I'm actually glad that most who replied don't usually but bundles. I'm not much of a bundle maker. I do like to do quick pages, and clusters, but not much else. I've been working on two more kits for my Everyday Life series. Take a look at my previous post to learn about more about the series.
We're nearly through with winter, at least where I live in the south. Warmer weather is finally prevailing. I'll soon be releasing a hot new kit for hot weather, one of the first that will also be have a set of quick pages, sold separately. I love the colors. I've even got a little teaser for you. I'll release it next week at Etsy.
I know, you're really here for the freebie. I didn't take too much of your time with that little spiel. Diane, of ABDesigns who runs the color challenge called it Joyful, but I chose a slightly different name. Her palette and name kept the music, Ode to Joy, going through my brain, so that's what I named my kit.
Good morning out there. I've been telling myself I have to blog, I have to blog. Feelings aside, I have to blog. It's not like I'm sick or such, it's just that I don't often feel that I have something to say unless I am posting a freebie or such. Well, there is a freebie coming, but not in this post. Actually, I've been busy with a new volunteer position at church and haven't even spent much time designing. Though, I do go through spells of little mojo to designs, then I'll get in a flurry of activity and do several kits in a few days. I just need to time their release better.
I've also been working on my bags and purses sporadically. I made my daughter a bag for her crochet for Christmas. I drew up a pattern, made it with lots of pockets and compartments especially for crochet supplies. She loves it. I have gotten one made to post in my other Etsy store, Bags by Linda Renee (which I have on vacation at the moment), with more cut out to sew, including a bag especially for knitters. In my Studio Linda Renee shop, I've released a few new kits plus a set of templates. I'm not a big template maker; it seems that there are so many already, but when I got started on these, I liked them and made a whole set. The templates are CU, PU, and S4H.
I have started a new series called Everyday Life. Isn't that what most of our scrapped pages are about? Our everyday lives? Just released today is Everyday Life: Masculine and Everyday Life: Feminine.
Everyday Life: Masculine is geared toward the working man. He's a normal guy. He goes to work and works hard. It may be manual labor like construction or it might be in an office but when he is home, he can relax. He can pull on his old plaid shirt, his baseball cap, and work in the yard. He can tinker under the hood of the car. He might enjoy recreation like riding a bike or some sports activity. It's his everyday life. Everyday Life: Masculine has 12 papers, one mesh overlay, 63 unique elements to record the activities of the men in your life. With it's leather jacket, plaids, and outdoor gear, it especially good for the hands on type of guy.
Everyday Life: Feminine is really feminine, celebrating the woman who likes being a lady, at least some of the time. Everyday Life is about the ordinary, often the mundane, but even in the
normal everyday life women are feminine. The want to be pretty and
attractive. They like pretty things, and even if its inexpensive, the
will have something lovely to look at. This kit celebrates the everyday
life and women with it's shades of pink, minty greens contrasted with
brown. This kit is also good for Mother's Day, and other holidays and
celebrations of and for the mothers/daughters/sisters in your life. 15
papers and 50 unique elements.
I've had a few people at Etsy ask me if they can use my kits or a specific kit to make cards, etc. Unfortunately, I'm had to say now, because of the cu items I use. Because CU terms are all over the place, it is quite maddening at times to sort them all out. I already have a separate folder for the no freebies CU, but it looks like I may need to break it down further into those who allow CU for S4H. That way, I can know whose items I can use to make kits that others can use in their small business. It's just too bad the designers can't all get on the same page.
All the kits in this post are S4H and the templates are CU as well.
With the real thing—the kind that fly and buzz and crawl. The latest Pixel Scrapper blog train is about pets. You'll find all kinds of kits related to the animal kingdom as you take the train ride through digiland. Since I chose bugs, I call my little offering Bug Safari. Hope you enjoy.
I'm making this short today. I'm a bit under the weather but want to get this scheduled so you'll be able to download. While you're downloading, please take the poll to help me know what you like in a kit and if you prefer kits to bundles. Thanks.
Better Than Ever! Not just doing what the advertisers do. It really is new and improved. A new kit, that is. Well and old kit made new. Silver Moon has always been one of my favorite kits, and I just can't retire it completely, so I looked it over carefully, removed some items I no longer cared for, reworked some that needed it, slightly changed the color palette, and added new papers and elements. Oh, the moon is still there. A lot of new stars joined the kit. So it really is new and improved. LOL. You can find it at Etsy now.
As most of you know I am a long time fan of the Studio color challenge. I got a mini done in a hurry this time. I mean, it's only the second day of February and I actually have a kit done. Hope you enjoy it.