Here is my part of the Pixel Scrapper October Blog Train. The theme this month is “Thankful” and we were given a palette of beautiful rich colors and they were so much fun to play around with that I had to force myself to stop creating more and more goodies to tuck in my kit. Links to all the rest of the awesome blog train offerings are available here. I hope you find much to enjoy!
Tag Archives: Freebies
My Guy Mini Kit
The Designer Challenge at Pixel Scrapper this week was to create a mini-kit. Here are my results. I hope you enjoy it!
Fall Funk . . .
My husband and I spent the last couple week-ends moving our kids into an apartment about an hour away from home, so they could start college classes. My daughter is a junior, but this is her first time living off campus. My son (My baby! How did this happen?) is a freshman and this is his first time away from home. It’s fun and exciting and scary all wrapped into one. And I guess it’s official . . . I am an empty-nester. (Well, except for the four cats and four dogs that still live with me and thank goodness they still need me for a few things. *sniffle*)
I haven’t decided how I officially feel about it quite yet. I am vacillating between being slightly giddy to have my entire house and all my time back, to feeling like a huge part of my life–and a very good part . . . maybe the best part of my life ever–is over. I know they will be home some week-ends, and we will have holidays and I probably will even get one or both of them back home for the next few summers, but a part of me wants to collapse on the floor, kick its feet and wail “Tooooooo soooooooon. I demand a do over” and cry for a solid week.
So welcome to my Fall Funk. In order to try to alleviate some of the “woe is me” that threatens to consume me, if I am not careful, I am sharing a fall-themed freebie I’ve been working on for awhile now. (Making scrap stuff is so much better than fretting and obsessing about eminent life changes. A little “Pixel Therapy” if you will.) It all started with a visit to Brandi Girl Blog. If you haven’t been, and you like color palettes . . . prepare to spend a few hours (or days) and prepare to swoon with happiness over and over. So many inspiring, gorgeous palettes. Oh, you might also plan to have a sore “right click-save” finger before you are done, too. I sure did.
Here is the palette I fell in love with . . .
Thank you, Brandi. I am calling it “Autumn Afternoon” for my kit.
(Although in retrospect, “Fall Funk” would have perhaps been more appropriate. *sigh*)
New Freebie for you . . . a Grungy Plaid Paper Template.
There should be about a gazillion ways to customize this template. I hope you have fun finding at least a couple of them. ❀‿❀
Pixel Scrapper August Blog Train – At the Beach
Here is my part of the Pixel Scrapper August Blog Train themed “At the Beach.” Find the rest of the fabulous contributions here. Do check it out. There are so many lovely kits being shared there.
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Free Paper Template
I was asked how I created the speckled paper I included in my part of the “Sweet Things” collaboration earlier this month, so I am sharing my templates and a few tips on how you might make use of them.
My first collaboration EVER!
Look at all the goodies my talented friends at Pixel Scrapper created for this sweet, sweet, SWEET collaboration . . . ◉◡◉
Here is my part of the Pixel Scrapper “Sweet Things” Collaboration. Please enjoy!
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