Category Archives: Freebie

Coffee, It Does a Body Good

I love this coffee kit from Etc by Danyale.  The colors and elements are perfect for coffee-related photos but work great for everyday photos as well.

Kit: Morning Coffee

Designer: Etc by Danyale

Template: Pixie Plate 396

Designer: NeverLand Scraps

Font: Birds of Paradise

Font: Alexis Marie Medium


Kit: Morning Coffee

Designer: Etc by Danyale

Font: Charcuterie Etched Regular

Template: CCM Nov 17 Newsletter Freebie

Designer: Mommyish

Free QP and Two Clusters

I made a quick page (QP) and two clusters with Designs by Helly’s new kit “Find My Way to You”. They are the Friday Freebies on The Digichick’s Facebook page here.  By the way, Helly’s kit is still on sale through the weekend.  You can get the kit here.

Here’s a preview of the freebies and the kit I used.



And here’s my layout that I made into a QP.

Kit: Find My Way to You
Designer: Designs by Helly
Font: Adorn Pomander Regular


The Magic of Beginnings Collaboration at Scrapaneers

The Magic of Beginnings huge digital collaboration has started at Scrapaneers.  For the entire month of December look for a new blog post every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday with tutorials and freebies.  Here’s a preview of this amazing collaboration.



Yesterday, December 2, there was a fantastic tutorial about creating animated GIFs in Photoshop.  Have you ever thought about adding a flashing title to your layout?  This is so cool! Check out Judie’s tutorial here.   In addition to learning a fabulous new technique, you can download Etc by Danyale’s portion of the collab and an Alpha set from Artful Musings.

Free Mini Kit Preview



Free Alpha Set Preview




GIFs can be created in Photoshop Elements as well.  I created the “So Cool” GIF in PSE15.

Autumn Leaves Festival papers

Next Designer Competition Round 1 Freebies

I Made It Through the Next Designer Competition Round 1

I entered the Next Designer Competition at DigitalScrapbookingStudio this month.  So far I made it through Round 1 voting. Whew!  It wasn’t easy.  Most of the competitors are already professional designers, selling their goods in store across digi-land.  Voting for Round 2 starts Friday at 11:59 am EST.  I’ve got my entry posted and hope to make it through Round 2 voting. Since Round 1 is complete I’ve got freebies for you.  In Round 1, we made 5 cardstock and 5 patterned papers.  We’re limited to the color palette that won the Pick the Palette contest. Let me tell you, it’s very difficult to be limited to 5 colors plus black & white to darken/lighten them. My design is about autumn leaves so I would have loved to be able to use yellow and green! To get the freebies click the download links below.

Freebie #1 – Cardstock

Freebie #2 – Patterned Papers

Round #2 Elements

For Round #2, we are still confined to using the very limited color palette plus black & white. I’ve posted my entry and I will post the link to vote on Friday afternoon.  Here’s a preview of the elements I created.  Once the voting is complete I’ll post the download link here. I need your vote to move on.

autumn leaves festival elements preview


Designer Spotlight August 2016 – Kimeric Kreations

The August 2016 Designer Spotlight is on Kimeric Kreations.  Do you think you know Kim or would you like to get to know her better?  This challenge is all about getting to know the designers better.  This month Kim has made an Add-On Mini Kit to the Listen to the Music Designer Collab.  So get to know Kim, download the freebie, post a layout and you’ll be entered for a random drawing to win a $20 gift certificate to Kimeric Kreations store.  Win, win, win, win! Here’s my layout using the free mini kit.

Kit: Listen to the Music Add-On Mini Designer: Kimeric Kreations

Kit: Listen to the Music Add-On Mini
Designer: Kimeric Kreations

July Use It All Challenge

It’s unbelievable that it is July already and time for another Use It All Challenge at The Digichick.  Snickerdoodle Designs has furnished the UIA mini kit again this month.  It’s fabulous and free. I always feel like I’m rocking the new month when I have a challenge layout completed on the first day of the month.  So, yay me, here is my layout for the challenge.

Kit: UIA Challenge Mini Designer: Snickerdoodle Designs

Kit: UIA Challenge Mini
Designer: Snickerdoodle Designs

June Template Challenge at The DigiChick

I LOVE challenges.  The Digichick has many wonderful challenges every month and I try to do them all.  The layout below is for the Template Challenge this month.  I used Kimeric Kreations kit, Unforgettable, which was released this week so it’s on sale through Sunday.  If you love this kit as much as I do you’ll want to grab it up while it’s on sale.

Kit: Unforgettable Designer: Kimeric Kreations Template: TDC June Template Challenge Designer: The Digicrafter

Kit: Unforgettable
Designer: Kimeric Kreations
Template: TDC June Template Challenge
Designer: The Digicrafter

I love this shadow box template, too.  If you’d like to get this free template and play along with the challenge, you’ll find it here.

Get My Free eBook for International Scrapbook Day

In honor of International Scrapbook Day (iNSD) May 3rd, you can get my eBook Scrapbook Layout Sketches Volume 2 free.  If you are new to scrapbooking, or you’d just like some new layout ideas, you are going to find loads of help in this book.  The book will be available all day from midnight PST to midnight PST on May 3rd.  Click here to get your free book.

Scrapbook Layout Sketches Volume 2


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Thank you for the opportunity to let me serve you.

How to Use Outside Templates in MyMemories Suite v5

One of the most common complaints I hear about MyMemories Suite is that you can’t use outside templates.  That is, templates that are not included as a part of the software.  While it’s true you can’t use them in the traditional way like you would in PaintShop Pro, PhotoShop, PhotoShop Elements or other photo editing software there is a work-around.  You can use them as a sketch.  What that means is you bring the template jpg in as an embellishment then use it as a map for placement of the elements.  As with any template, you can make changes in embellishments or layout as you like.  However, you’re probably using the template because you like the way it looks so I’d be careful about making too many changes.  I’ve made a tutorial to show you how to use a template as a sketch.  You can find it here.  I hope you find it helpful and I encourage any comments and feedback.  Here’s the layout I made using the template.



You can get the template free on Digi Scrapping Freebies Facebook page here.  We encourage you to get the freebie and participate in the challenge at Digi Scrapping Divas here.  Please post your layout in the album for this challenge for all to see.