Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Last Minute Christmas..... and Freebie

Hi everyone! Just wanted to stop and wish everyone a Merry Christmas, and to let you know that I do appreciate all the comments you've been leaving here on my blog and at my 4shared for the free downloads. Thanks so much, and I'm so glad that people are enjoying the things I've been creating.

I still have my new kits for sale at CILM ... so if you end up with some extra Christmas money you want to spend.. just pop on over and take a look, and hopefully you'll find something you like!

So how many of you are like me.. and leave things until the last minute, especially where Christmas is concerned? Well, I was sitting here today thinking I needed to finish wrapping up a few gifts for some friends, and found that I didn't have any gift/name tags to go on them.. well I was thinking I would have to run out to the store and pick some up.. then the lightbulb came on! LMAO

I've got all these really cute Christmas clip-art collections that I've gotten from www.digiscrapkits.com and according to their terms, I'm allowed to create and print things with them.... why not make a simple one!

So today I've created a simple design for a Christmas Present package tag. When printed it measures 2 by 3 inches.. and is 300 DPI so it will print out nicely. (Yes I've tried one) So I thought I would share it with you today.

The designs I've used on this are © Whimsy Primsy, and it is her Christmas Critters clip art collection, and can be found at the digiscrapkits link above.

Enjoy! And have a Merry Christmas!!

Click HERE to download the full-sized JPEG.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

New kits and a Freebie!!

Hiya !!

Had some new kits released this past week at CILM

I had a really fun time with that last one, All of the clip-art is hand drawn by me, and I really like how it turned out. I hope you all do as well!!

I liked it so well that I've made an add-on freebie that co-ordinates with this kit. The freebie includes two papers and three frames that are not included with the kit, you can only get them here. The clip-art girl in the freebie preview is not included, you have to purchase the CILM kit for her. I just thought she looked cute on the preview... LOL

Here's the preview for my freebie add-on:

and you can download it HERE

Monday, December 1, 2008

Taggers Christmas Blog Train Freebie!

Hello everyone!!! Hope you all had a super weekend and got lots of awesome bargains while shopping, and enjoyed your Thanksgiving as well!!

I'm excited to be a part of the Taggers Christmas Blog train! This is my first time participating in a blog train, and so far it's been so much fun! If anyone else needs people for other blog trains.. just pop me a message and let me know, and I'll definitely participate if I can :)

Here's my part of the collaboration, I had a fun time making it, and I hope that you all do enjoy it :)

Download HERE

Don't forget to stop and see what goodies everyone else has created for you!
Here's the list of the rest of the participants :) It's a fairly long list so you should have one heck of a mega kit once you're done.
















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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

New Kits Blog makover and a Freebie!

Sorry I've been bad about updating my blog - I'm working on getting better, just seems that the days keep flying by and then another month has gone by already!

First off - don't you all just love the new look?? I'm thrilled with it and think it's fabulous!! I owe it all to my very good friend Bobbie aka Sweetie Pea Scraps. She does great with designing blogs..and is my scrapping partner in crime. lol Check her out at her link above.. and hey if you need your blog redone give her a shout! She's not too expensive :)

I only had two kits ready for this month's release at CILM, but I really liked how they turned out. Here's the of previews, if you like them, hop on over and put them in your cart :)

And now for the freebie! It's an add-on to the Lisa Loves Gingerbread kit, and I've created it just for my blog, these are not included in the original kit, so you'll have to get them here.

Download HERE

Saturday, October 18, 2008

After the Rain Add-On Freebie

Happy Saturday!!

Well Autumn is surely here! The leaves are starting to turn, and it's getting a bit cooler at night... but still not much rain. We didn't have hardly any in August, and a bit more in September, but it is still really dry here. The weather sure has been nuts lately!

And hey!! Our gas has finally dropped below $3.00 a gallon!! Woo Hoo!! It's been over that mark since March.. but I saw it last night for $2.97.. so hopefully it keeps going down :)

Today I've got a tag to show-off from my After the Rain tagger kit, available from CILM as well as a blog freebie add-on that matches the kit, available only here.

For this tag, I used the awesome art of Anthony Guerra. I just love his stuff :)
All the extras are in my PTU kit, with the exception of the small frame, I made that just for the tag. The frame was added just for the blog. :)

For the add-on blog freebie, I have 3 papers and 3 cluster frames. Tagger size and at 72 dpi.

Thanks for looking!!

hugs, Julie

Download Freebie HERE

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Showing off a New Tag

Hello again!! I thought as long as I was here, I should also show some of what can be done with some of the other great scrapkits at CILM :)
We've got some really awesome designers, and what better way to spotlight them as well other than making tags and showing them off to you all!

For this tag.. I've used Sweetie Pea's new scrapkit Winter's A Coming. The frame is actually not part of the tag, but I did add that since the tag background was white.. and well, figured it might not look so hot against my black background :)

It's really a simple tag. I started with a template, and the kit, which I recolored to match the tube, a few brushes for the background, and some word art.

Credits for above tag are as follows...

Artwork © Jennifer Janesko Licensed thru CILM
Scrapkit by SweetiePea Scraps
Template by Just Dreamin Tutorials
Word Art by Bethany
Brushes by Stephanie Shimerdla - Obsidian Dawn

Until next time!!

hugs, Julie

Saturday, October 11, 2008

It's Saturday!! New Kits Released and a Freebie!!

Woo Hoo!! It's Saturday!!

And a great time of the month yet again, new scrapkits at CILM.

I've got some previews of my new kits, along with an add-on freebie that matches my Flying Free kit. I was just having too much fun with those colors to stop at just a kit. :)

Well as you can see, I went a bit crazy with the butterflies in the Flying Free kit. I was just having so much fun making them, guess I got a bit carried away, but I hope that people like it anyway.

Now on to the add-on freebie.. like I said at the beginning, it does match the Flying Free kit, but there is no butterfly in the freebie, you have to go buy the kit to get those :)

The Freebie preview is below, and the download link for 4shared is below that. My freebie TOU is zipped up with the kit, and although it is pretty basic and simple, please do read and abide by it. And as always I do welcome any comments from everyone! Have a great rest of your weekend!!

hugs, Julie

Download FreebieHERE

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Hello... is this thing on?

Can I post yet?? How long does this "review" take anyway.... I need it done before Saturday and unlocked if possible.

I still have no idea how I got marked as spam... I hadn't posted anything yet :(

Because there's a dash in the title? Well I didn't want it there anyway.. but you wouldn't let me have one without.. said it was taken.. but there is NO blog there...