Friday, September 27, 2013

FRIDAY FREEBIE: September 27, 2013

Hi - poki here with another FRIDAY FREEBIE ... this time I have a frame cluster using Digi Deborah Designs


You can find ROYAL WEDDING exclusively at Digi Deborah Designs store at Scrap TakeOut

I made the frame cluster in my layout featuring ROYAL WEDDING and a template from Southern Serenity Designs by Amber Morrison  GEEKIN' CHIC available at The Digi Chick 

Here is my layout - that is my niece Julie and her husband Joe, married 11 years ago on September 28, 2002.  Congratulations to Julie and Joe (now the proud parents of 3 boys:  Blake age 7, Chase almost 2, and Grant, born two weeks ago!)  

My cluster frame has interior shadows only, nothing on the outside edge so that you can do your own shadows there.  Here is the Preview:

Digi Deborah Designs sells exclusively at Scrap Take Out 

True North Scraps is retiring some products - hurry!

True North Scraps retiring sale available at SNP store. Sale ends Sept 30. 
 And then these kits disappear! Click on previews to be taken to store.

Happy Scrapping!

Friday, September 20, 2013

FRIDAY FREEBIE September 20, 2013

A few weeks ago I joined the Pizazz Pixels Creative Team, after working with one of her kits at Heartfelt Perfections!  I was given the opportunity to choose 5 kits from her store to work with ... and because Blake loves MONKEYS so much I chose

as one of my choices!

I've already done a layout using this cute kit  - yes, I know the Gibbon in the photos is NOT a moneky, but rather an ape!

(Mike bought an adapter ring for his longest lens to DOUBLE its zoom to 1000 mm so he could see this face!) Like the layout says, that is a face that "only a MOTHER could love!"  There are two of these Gibbons at the Cameron Park Zoo in Waco ... they have their own island just inside the front gates, and they are real characters, with amazing voices!  It was very hot on the day we were there, and the gibbons weren't very active, but Mike waited them out!  My layout features Pizazz Pixels MY LITTLE MONKEY and Jen C Designs tempalte BLENDABLES 2 available at Gotta Pixel .

When I was still teaching (which seems like ages ago - it's been 10 wonderful years of retirement!) I used to do a classroom experience on a children's book called HATS FOR SALE.  A peddlar was traveling the countryside with lots of hat for sale.  When he encountered a sneaky group of monkeys they stole all of his hats, and the peddlar was forced to trick the monkeys into returning the hats.  And we did it with a little song "Monkey see, monkey do, monkey do the same as you!"  After several actions to grab the monkey's attention, he then removed his HAT which the monkeys mimiced and he picked up all of his hat!  Monkey see, right?  Cute story!  

I thought my word art might be suitable for children playing on the jungle gym, or imitating others!  I really love creating embellished workart! This is a *.jpg copy of my wordart cluster.  You will find a *.png version in the download.


I have included TOU documents from both PS SCRAPS (that's me!) and PIZAZZ PIXELS - please read and respect the PU only TOU for this wordart cluster!    

You can download your freebie directly


Hope you enjoy it!

Check out the Pizazz Pixels collection at each for her stores

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

He's here!

Grant Anthony Tobias surprised us early on Saturday morning ... probably most surprised were Mommy and Daddy who barely arrived at the hospital before Grant did!  They went home to Pflugerville on Sunday afternoon, Mommy and Baby are both doing fine!  And Aunt poki just couldn't resist featuring his sweet little face!

This is our sweet boy all dressed up for his trip home!  Kit is Jen C Designs TALK TALK available at Gotta Pixel  and Jen C Designs POTPOURRI 2 template from SEPTEMBER TEMPLATE GRAB BAG (Photo taken by Mommy or Daddy on 9/15/2013 and shared via Facebook - thank goodness for FB so I can see my "boys" regularly!)

This is a photo that I took while we were visiting at the hospital on Saturday 9/14/2013.   I call it "Party of Five" - all these boys are going to keep Julie hopping I'm sure!  

CREDITS:  Kit Sherwood Studio INTROSPECTIVE available at Scrapbook Graphics; template Southern Serenity Designs by Amber Morrison THE BIG PICTURE available at The Digi Chick 

I have one more sweet photo taken at the hospital which hasn't made it into a layout yet ... but I'm sure it will!   This is Nana (my sister Sandy), Grant and his big brother Blake!  So sweet!

Not sure when I will be seeing Grant again ... but I think Great Grandma (my mom) and I may take a day trip down there next week!

Friday, September 13, 2013

FRIDAY FREEBIE September 13, 2013

Although Friday the 13th has traditionally been an UNLUCKY day, it has never proved unlucky for me!  I have two very special old friends who were each born on Friday the 13th ... one in May and one in September, and although I don't see either of them anymore I do remember the good times fondly!  And this Friday the 13th is super special since I'm going to see my friends from The Heart of Texas Scrrapbook Club for our 49th scrapbooking event!  It is an amazing group to be with - this will be my 46th event!

I have a special FRIDAY FREEBIE for you today!  It comes from a layout that I created for the BEST FRIENDS challenge at Wilma4Ever's CT APPRECIATION WEEK Sept 1 - 7.  My friend PattyB was the hostess for the challenge, and I used her kit BOUNTIFUL HARVEST to make my layout.


Additional elements (leaves) from 

Template:  Southern Serenity Designs by Amber Morrison DOUBLE SHOT template 3 altered

Font - Kameron CU ok
made by me - tag & string using CU product from Delicious Scraps

Mike and I took the "dueling photos" in Mesa Falls National Park near Island Park, Idaho in June 2012.  The park is on the west side of Yellowstone National Park, and features two beautiful waterfalls on the Henry's Fork of the Sanke River!  It was a beautiful day!

I have extracted one of the frame clusters from my layout as your freebie for today  Hope you will enjoy it.  Here is a web ready (72 dpi) *.jpg image of the cluster.  There are only internal shadows on the *.png version


The freebie is for PU/S4H only - please abide by TOU's for PS SCRAPS (me) and PattyB Scraps included in the download.  

You can find BOUNTIFUL HARVEST at all of PattyB Scraps stores

You can find DOUBLE SHOT at Southern Serenity Designs store

Enjoy your Freebie and your "unlucky" day!  

Are you superstitious?

 It's Friday the 13th today and True North Scraps has the perfect kit releasing!

ScaryTales Volume 3: Superstitious Feeling

This is a mega kit!  There are nearly 70 elements and 24 papers, plus a full alpha.  And just in case that isn't enough for you...  there are a pack of 7 journal cards and a pack of 5 word arts available too!  And guess what?  This is your lucky week because it's on sale for 30% off until September 20.

If you are looking for a bargain and want everything, you can buy the bundle and you basically get the word arts for free!  Remember, if you use word art in a SNP challenge, you get bonus points. And just like the kit -- the bundle, the word art and the journal cards are all 30% off until September 20.

Need more savings? Well, some of the North Stars have freebies made for you using Superstitious Feeling:

Oh!  One more thing! True North Scraps is  looking for more help!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

GREASE is the WORD! 9/8/2013

Woohoo!  A "boy" kit!!  I know they are not easy to find in digi-world.  So you should get excited over this one:

The word cute doesn't do this kit justice!  I love the happy mechanics and check out that tow truck.

There are a total of 34 elements and 20 papers, plus an uppercase and lowercase alpha that includes punctuation.  For the month of September it is exclusively available at Scraps N Pieces.

Of course the North Stars have made some fantastic LOs using this kit:

Friday, September 6, 2013

FRIDAY FREEBIE September 6, 2013

Hi - poki here with a new FRIDAY FREEBIE ... a Quick Page made from one of my TURTLE SCRAP layouts at Scraps-N-Pieces featuring True North Scraps 

(The title is linked!)This is one of my ALL-TIME FAVORITE kits from True North Scraps - Dawna would tell you that's because it is green! and she might be right! :>)  

Here is the layout that I did for the Turtle Scrap on 8/18/2013 

CREDITS:  Kit - True North Scraps FRESH AS A DAISY (link above)
made by me - frame and transparent mat, butterfly (CU from Cajoline) mosaic tiles make with dingbat font PEONI PATTERNS by Emily Lime

Here is web-size jpg  of my Quick page

(I removed my blended photo from the background)


You can download direct here 

Hope you enjoy it!  Go check out FRESH AS A DAISY and all the other great kits in True North Scraps store at Scraps-N-Pieces . She also sells at Heritage Scraps and My Memories