Friday, 5 December 2008
Kevin and Amanda. (I am very slightly in love with this font!) I hope you can make use of them. Download at 4shared here.
Tuesday, 18 November 2008
Friday, 14 November 2008
Get this here.
All of the fonts used in this set were downloaded from http://www.kevinandamanda.com/ which has got a section full of the sweetest little handwriting fonts in the world! (Note: You can submit your own handwriting to be turned into a font as well! I've got to do that really soon! See here for more info.)
Rightio here's a preview:
You can download these here
Hahaha I've just realised that the bag background has slipped a bit in the preview! I didn't notice that earlier. Oooops! Note to self: Check these things! hahahaha. (I really must be on the mend, I've got the burst of good spirits - aka the giggles! - that I always get when I'm getting over being poorly!)
Anyway, I hope you enjoy this freebie!
Tuesday, 11 November 2008
Anyway, I'm not going to moan anymore, instead I'm going to fight this yukky virus until it runs away in fear and I'm going to start by giving away a few more freebies!
First up is a glittery page kit called Fairy Dust which you can download here.
And next is a lower case handwritten sticker alpha, which you can get here.
And finally is a set called Grungy Dates, which contains all the numbers, days and months of the year as well as a few different years. You can get this here.
I hope these lot are useful to you and that you have fun using them in your layouts!
(And I hope that none of you get this yukky virus thing!!)
Saturday, 8 November 2008
Another point that I have to make is that I have decided to give up with the generous designer award blinkie thingie. Simply because I don't have a great deal of time, instead, I'm going to stick to saying thankyou to the designer each time I download something! I must add, though that the next recipients of this award were going to be Jeanie at Scrapdoctor Designs and her daughter Lydia at Lydibug garden, two very generous and talented individuals!! (If either of you happen to read this, you deserve a blinkie so just let me know if you want one!)
Right, I think thats everything covered! Now...on to the freebies! (My favorite part!)
And second is a page kit which for some reason I decided to call WOW!! its got a kind of girly, funky feel which to me summed up relaxing and having fun on the weekend!
Monday, 4 August 2008
Sorry again for the delay!
Right, i'm off to play around with some new brushes now, if I make anything nice I'll put it up soon!
Saturday, 2 August 2008
This kit should coordinate well with alot of the freebies I have given away lately, especially the cardboard/note paper journal tags, the thought bubble tags and possibly also the sugar and spice papers.
I'll try and get as much as possible uploaded today, but some will have to wait possibly, because I have a wedding reception to go to later. I'm really looking forward to it in a lot of ways because they are a great couple and there will be a lot of friends there tonight, but I can't help thinking that I might start to feel like a character in a chick flick because I'm going to have to sit through hearing my ex fella (who's a very talented singer) sing lots of lovely love songs. Grrr!
He's been asked to sing for their first dance and I want to take some photos of that so I can make some layouts for them, so I'm just going to have to grin and bear it! A sense of humour is going to be very important this evening! So, I'm going to put on a pretty dress and a great big smile and have a good night out with lots of friends and one of the loveliest couples in the world!
Anyway, enough yabber (!!) here's the layout I made:
Oh and I know the picture I chose to use isn't exactly the most sophisticated look in the world, but I thought the colours went well and I made this L/O pretty quickly!!
Heres the preview for element pack one: These pack contains two different gem 'star' borders, two journal tags and 2 stamp/badges.
You can get this here.
Heres element pack two: This contains two buttons, two bows, two gem rows, two sequin/ cardboard frames, two cloud shapes a star 'mobile' journal tag and a cardboard and notepaper border.
You can get it here.
Here's Paper pack one:
I will have to add the download links for paper pack one tomorrow, as I am running out of time now. Sorry about that.
And Paper pack two:
Here are the links for the alpha and numerals:
Wednesday, 30 July 2008
As usual, here are the previews:
You can get the alpha here.
The elements are here.
The frames can be found here.
And finally, the papers are here.
Monday, 28 July 2008
Sunday, 27 July 2008
I have made the cardboard frames into three different shapes and each shape comes in two different bright pastel colours. I tried to include a colour that would be suitable for either feminine or masculine layouts for each shape.
Next up is the cardboard and notepaper journal tags which I have made in a few different shapes:
Monday, 21 July 2008
Heres a preview of the papers:
You can download them here.
Thursday, 17 July 2008
This designer is really pretty amazing, giving away loads and loads of lovely cu freebies on her blog. I made a lot of use of her overlays in the Grunged Up! papers I recently made.
I have searched through a lot of sites for cu freebies, and its very rare that a person gives away so many high quality items for free.
Thanks alot Deb, you're a star! You really help people like me who are new to the digiscrapping/designing world!
If you want to grab one of the blinkies, let me know which one you prefer and I will send you the html code.
Wednesday, 16 July 2008
I have made a set of six grungy papers for people to play with. Lots of bright-ish colours and grungy edges. I loved making these, so might make a few more to go with them over the next couple of days and maybe some elements as well!
Here's a preview:
I have split it into two parts because the files are quite large.
Part one contains: the pinky graph paper, the blue/grey argyle paper and the green and purple stripy paper.
Part two contains the pinky argyle paper, the blue stripe paper and the green graph/stitch paper.
Here are the links:
The brushes used to create the grungy effects are available at: http://www.brushes.obsidiandawn.com/ and there is also a great tutorial on this site about how to install these brushes for use in photoshop programs which is available here: http://www.brushes.obsidiandawn.com/tutorials/installing/index.htm.
Monday, 7 July 2008
You can download this mini kit through 4shared here
I have included links to any commercial use designers in the tou file.
Saturday, 5 July 2008
Clicking on the word art will take you to my flickr where you can see a bigger preview.
I did not make these brushes by the way, please see the enclosed Brush Designer file for the designers credits.
Friday, 4 July 2008
And look: Heres a preview...
Its got 3 purple papers, 3 teal papers, a flower in each colour, a frame in each colour and a piece of tape in each colour.
Well, I needed to do something to take my mind off the heart breaking relationship breakup and failed job interview i've recently been through!!
This is the website where I learnt to make the pieces of tape: http://www.scrapbook-bytes.com/a-tuts/publish/article_754.shtml
And heres the download link for part one
(Part 1 contains everything in teal, I will upload the purple stuff soon, I didnt realise it would take so long!!)
Please see the attached file CU sources for information regarding the individual cu designers.
NOTE: Unless otherwise stated all freebies given away by Kittenkaaboodle are for personal use only. I am currently relying heavily on the generosity of designers who give away cu freebies, please refer to the notepad files contained within each download for information on these designers. It is not my right to freely redistribute the cu items that I use, by visiting the designers sites you can learn more about their terms etc. Plus you can gain the opportunity to download and experiment for yourself.
Saturday, 28 June 2008
Here are a few links to a few of my favourite online stores:
This gorgeous fairy overlay can be found at Rainy Day Scraps. I love how detailed and delicate it is.
Aja Abney's fun and colourful My Wish For You kit can be found in the gallery over at http://www.scrapartist.com/
I love anything a bit shabby, torn and aged (in terms of a scrapbooking aesthetic anyway!) so I have fallen a little bit in love with this ripped newspaper frame avaliable at
These grungy grub papers are my favourite find this week. I love the shabby, aged look they have and they are so perfect for a project I've had in mind over the last couple of weeks. They are made by Susan over at Raspberry Road Designs.
Thanks to all the designers for your generosity and to any freebie hunters, enjoy!
NOTE: All links active as of 28/06/08
Wednesday, 25 June 2008
Firstly, you have probably discovered that there are a lot of different things being offered out there. They should fall mostly into the following categories:
- Kits: Which includes full kits, collaboration kits, mini kits. Kits will usually include paper; sometimes several different designs and usually several embellishments. Some also include wordart and alpha.
- Papers: Digital papers only. Sometimes you will be offered a single paper and sometimes a pack containing several different designs. These papers might be commercial overlays that you can alter for your own projects, it is important to check with the designers.
- Elements: These can include anything from ribbons to bows to frames to buttons to stamps. I also include word art in this category. There's lots of different types of embellishments out there. Again some of these are offered as a changable commercial use freebie.
- Alpha: Which includes lowercase and/or uppercase and/or punctuation and/or numerals. There are also a lot of different fonts out there available for download. Note that some alpha downloads are 'pre-cut' into seperate png files and some require separation with a cutting tool (which can be found in programs such as Adobe Photoshop.)
- Templates: A pre-made scrapbooking template which you can fill with papers, photos and embellishments etc. So the basic structure of a scrapbooking page is provided ready for you to personalise.
- Quickpages: Which are basically a premade scrap page, possibly including frames, embellishments etc. The idea with these is that you just add a photo and maybe the odd bit of embellishment/journalling etc. These do not allow as much scope for personalisation as templates. But are ideal if you are short of time or for experimenting.
NOTE: Freebies are often offered in different formats and different sizes e.g. tagger size. I will try and go in to this further at a later date. Just be aware that some downloads may not be compatible with your particular digiscrapping program.
So, you have found the freebies that you like and would like to use. Now its time to begin downloading! This is a pretty simple process, and is really about following the onscreen instructions. Some designers have a link beside the image of the freebie and some use the image itself as a link. In other cases the designers place links elsewhere, but reading through their post will direct you (alot of the time freebies are posted in a designers blog which are fun and worthwhile reading anyway).
Freebie links will work in different ways, some will direct you to a file sharing website such as 4shared, others will open up a download box instantly. I have also obtained freebies where I was required to right click on the image and choose 'save target as'. The designers will tell you how to obtain their freebies, but I mention this as part of my education!
Think about how you organise your downloads; you want to be able to know roughly what's in them, but you also want to know who designed them incase you ever need to credit the designer (for example if you want to post a finished layout online). Also, some designers rightly ask that you do not change the name of the downloaded file. It is after all their work and should retain the name they give it. The problem is that sometimes the name of the file gives very little information about the contents. In this case, I tend to keep the original file name of the download, but file it inside a file which is named so that it gives me an idea about whats inside. (I used the word file a lot just then!) Anyway, it would be organised a bit like this: Mint Green Elements>lohlor_118> various contents.
It might be worth keeping your downloads in seperate sub files; for example kits in one sub file, and alpha in another. Otherwise, you could possibly get bogged down with them all. I also file mine seperately into different types. So for example a flower element will be filed in My Documents>Scrapbooking>Elements>Floral. Otherwise I know I would get lost and waste a lot of time looking for things to use in my layouts. This is obviously quite a time consuming and possibly boring process, (i'm a bit geeky, so I quite enjoy it!) but if you do it as you download, it does save a lot of time when you want to use the files.
I know that i'm not the law on manners and I feel a bit rude even writing this, but I think its nice to say thanks to the individual designers, after all, they have generously shared a lot of their hard work, talent and time.
Obviously I am not the person giving away the various freebies on the net, so it is best to address any concerns or questions etc to the respective designers. The above is just my personal experience of freebie gathering
Tuesday, 24 June 2008
Some of my favourite designs are made by Susan Darter at Raspberry Road Designs and I particularly like the Sassy Lass Collection that she has been giving away over the last couple of days.
These stamps, avaliable at the gallery at digital scrapbook place are fantastic for journalling, dates, titles etc.
I also really like the Lemonade Stand add on avaliable at The "Kreative Karma"
This mini kit avaliable at Franziska's Scrap Blog is gorgeous, I love the muted tones of the papers and the crossword elements.
I love love love these journal notes avaliable at Lindsay Jane Designs. I've got a bit of a thing for notepaper at the best of times (does that sound a bit weird?!) and the funky shapes of these are great for adding journal entries to scrapbook pages.
So, thanks to all the lovely designers who are offering these freebies and to anyone using them, have fun scrapping!
NOTE: All links active as of 25/06/08
As a beginner, you may be unsure about how dedicated you will become to this digiscrapping business and so although the majority of digital supplies are resonably priced, it is a good idea to have a browse around the internet for digiscrabbing freebies. Many kind designers offer various products for free which are an exellent way to experiment and have fun with digiscrapping without worrying about making a foolish investment.
And there really is a ton of stuff just waiting to be downloaded and incorporated into scrapbook designs, so much in fact that at first it can be a little overwhelming. Luckily, there are several fantastic websites where the kind owners have done the hard work for us. Two of my favourites are Scrapping with IkeaGoddess and Digifree – The Digital Scrapbook Freebie Search Engine. Both of these websites are updated very frequently (usually daily) with new digital freebies found on the internet.
Alternatively, many designers have their own blogs or websites where they offer gorgeous freebies, some of these also have long lasting links, so it is worth looking back through the archives to see what you can find. Some of my personal favourite designers who offer freebies can be found at Raspberry Road Designs, Irene Alexeeva Digital Designs and Ziggle Scraps. But there are loads of talented individuals out there kindly giving stuff away. When I've had a bit of time on my hands, I've often found myself following links from designers blogs or digiscrapping search engines and have found lots of lovely freebies this way.
Freebies can also be found in the newsletters that many digiscrapping websites offer for you to sign up to, such as at Scrap Girls.
Finally, freebies can be found on online shops, such as at Shabby Princess or in dedicated digiscrapping forums such as at Gotta Pixel ... Addicted to the Pixel. Bear in mind that some of these sites will require you to register your details before allowing you to view and/or download the freebies.
Bear in mind that most of these sites also offer digital scrapbooking goodies for sale and most of them are reasonably priced and extremely droolworthy. (Bad choice of word I know!)
There are however masses of wonderful websites out there which offer many different digiscrapping freebies or sale items which are perfect for the beginner to digiscrapping who wants to experiment and learn.
So starting from the basics and assuming that you have access to an online computer (oh and be warned if you do fall in love with digiscrapping you will need lots of memory to store all those gorgeous kits, papers and elements etc that you will find!):
The first thing that a digital scrapbooker needs is software. There are several different programs avaliable that you can use, some of which are much more simple than others to navigate and some much cheaper than others. Prices range from hundreds of pounds for a brand new edition of Adobe Photoshop, to nothing for Google's Picasa. It may be worth experimenting with a couple of trial versions initially until you find a program that you feel comfortable using. I started off using a trial of Lumapix Fotofusion Scrapbook Essentials which is avaliable here
A very good guide to the various programs that you can choose from is avaliable at http://www.digitalscrapbookplace.com/. They have a section dedicated to beginner digiscraping called Digital Scrapbooking 101 which includes, among other useful information, a guide to the various programs that are out there for digiscrapping. From my browsing on the net it seems that a popoular choice is Adobe Photoshop or Photoshop elements. Trial versions of both of these programs are avaliable on the Adobe website downloads page. (NOTE: It unfortunately seems that downloads are not avaliable from the Adobe website until July 1st.)
Once you have chosen your preferred program it might be an idea to familiarise yourself with it before attempting to launch straight into scrapbooking. As I have previously hinted, some programs are much more complicated than others, but there are some great tutorials or userguides avaliable either on or offline which are tremendously helpful.
So, goodluck with the search! I hope you find a program that works well for you!
Monday, 23 June 2008
Initially I thought about starting my own blog dedicated to scrapbooking freebies, but there are already so many wonderful sites on the internet dedicated to this already (and doing a good job too! - see my links column for some of these) so the aim of my blog is to provide information to the beginner digiscrapper, based on my own learning experiences. It will probably also include lots of random thoughts and musings that pop into my head!!
To anyone who spots mistakes, errors or misinformation relating to digiscrapping in my blog please feel free to get in touch with me so I can make ammendments. I am new to this, and any corrections will be greatfully recieved!!