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!


  1. Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 02 Nov [LA 04:00pm, NY 07:00pm] - 03 Nov [UK 12:00am, OZ 11:00am] ).

  2. thanks for the awesome freebie - keep well

  3. Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 4 post on Nov. 03, 2009. Thanks again.

  4. Excellent thoughts on journaling. I love journal spots and tags in kits because they make a nice place to journal and can be a nice addition to a cluster.

    Thank you for this paper package.

  5. Thanks for the papers, Sharon, can't wait to get the rest of the challenge kit. You do awesome work.