Thursday, May 8, 2008

A new freebie and sometimes I just don't think things through :)

Last night, laying in bed trying to go to sleep, I realized that the bent photos in some of templates are going to look weird when they're on top of background paper because I left the shadows opaque. So, then I was trying to think what would be the best way for you all to fix it so that it looks right, and I think it would be using an eraser at about 50 % or less opacity to carefully erase some of the shadow area. Sorry! :) I'll keep it in mind in the future if I make another template with bent photos.

While we're on the topic of templates, I'm having scrapper's block with my photos from Egypt. In the meantime, I've been "clowning around" with this little kit. It's so much more fun to create a kit right now than it is to sit down and really think about templates that work for my photos. Hope you enjoy this kit, though. :) I called it Clowning Around because that's what I was doing, and the colors reminded me of the circus. You certainly wouldn't have to use it for circus pictures, but I didn't think it would be right to title it Clowning Around and not include a clown in the kit. Also, the staples are supposed to look like Fastenaters, large staples that are popular in the paper scrapping world. If you don't like the look of the big staples, you could shrink the blank ones and they'll look like normal ones.

Clowning Around kit includes:
4 solid papers
6 patterned papers
4 polka dot ribbons
2 flowers
8 large staples (4 blank, 4 with words)
1 beaded wire
colored dot alpha (multiple dots for each letter for mixing and matching)

Download Clowning Around Papers here.

Download Clowning Around Elements and Alpha here.


Cheryl said...

i love this. it will go so well on what i'm working on! thank you.

Jody said...

Be sure to get the Cartouche Alpha for your pages. I found a link for you -

If you can't see the whole link, just go to and search for cartouche.

I loved using it in my Egypt pages.

Cartouche Alpha by Suzanne C. Walker

This lady did the alpha in gold, but I can't find a current link for her freebie.

Maria said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today.