Saturday, November 28, 2009


I hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving. I am sorry I didn't get these links up sooner, but I have been fighting a bad cold and it finally looks like I have beat it after about 3 weeks! So here are the links to the rest of the frames in the preview:



I am working hard to try and get some Christmas freebies ready for you for December.

This is Black Friday Weekend and my entire store is ON SALE at 50% OFF! So click on over to Digitals and SHOP 'TIL YOU DROP:

Lots of do it yourself hybrid album kits to choose from! It is not too early to start on those Christmas gifts!

See you next week!

Saturday, November 14, 2009


Hello everyone! Well, it is almost Thanksgiving and I know we all have a lot to be thankful for this year! I am most thankful for my good health (although I am fighting a cold at the moment) and for all the wonderful friends I have made through digi-scrapping! I am thankful for the great group of designers I work with at Digitals who never hesitate to help a fellow designer in need no matter what that need is. I am especially thankful to all of the lovely ladies who participate in my All In The Family challenge each month who do such a beautiful job with my designs! And I am thankful for you, my faithful blog followers. I am hoping to do a better job of keeping up my blog next year and offering you more freebies.

The frames in the above preview have been divided into 3 files. I am giving you one link today and the next in a few days and the last one a few days after that. All the links will remain active until December 1st. So be sure to check back so you can get all 6 of them. Also, these will be a Blog Exclusive and will not be offered for sale in my store. Enjoy!

Download the first 2 frames HERE

Monday, November 2, 2009


Hi Y'all! Well, I can't swear it will last, but Fall seems to have come to the deep South! It may not last very long, but we have been having some really nice days! And the best news is that so far our NFL team, the New Orleans Saints are so undefeated! A first! I hope they continue this winning streak. They are a 40 year old franchise and have never been to a Super Bowl! They play on Monday Night Football tonight! Geaux Saints! Unfortunately, my two hometown teams, the San Francisco 49ers and the Oakland Raiders have not done so well the past few seasons. I guess there is only one Dynasty allowed per team and those two have already had theirs!If you haven't participated in the challenges at Digitals, there is no time like the present to start! We have lots of fun and the more challenges you complete, the more monthly kit pieces you receive! I am offering a free kit to complete my All In The Family challenge with. It happens to coordinate with the above paper pack. Imagine that!

Before I give the link to the freebie pictured above, I would like to say a few words about JOURNALING. I love journaling and I think that it, other than the photo itself, is the heart of any layout! I see so many layouts in the gallery without so much as a name, date or place on a tag! How can future generations know who is in the photos or when they were taken? Surely if you take the time to make a beautiful layout to enhance your photo you can take the time to say a few words for posterity! The other thing is font color. Many of the backgrounds we work with are dark colors or blends. I have seen a lot of layouts using BLACK for the journaling and it just doesn't show up well! I find myself squinting to try and read the journaling. I usually give up. There is nothing wrong with using white, cream or any other color if it makes your journaling readable! Most of my kits include journaling boxes and you should use them! They enhance your journaling and your layout! If a kit doesn't include a journaling box element then cut one out of a coordinating background. Also, if you must add a drop shadow to your text, make it a very small one! Most programs will allow you to adjust the size/depth. The words should not look like they are floating above the page.

OK, now HERE is the link to the above paper pack. This link will expire Friday, November 6th.

Next week I will begin giving some really pretty clustered frames that also coordinate with the above papers. They will be a blog exclusive and not be put up for sale in my store, so keep checking back so you don't miss any of them!