Thursday, June 20, 2013

Fibromyalgia Awareness Blog Train

This month's Blog Train Lists awareness blog train is for fibromyalgia awareness. Fibromyalgia affects so many people, mostly women. The pain, fatigue and other symptoms take a toll on their bodies, their lives and their families. Sadly, many people don't know that fibromyalgia is a real syndrome.

For more information about fibromyalgia, head over to the National Fibromyalgia Association's website.

Download from 4Shared or Dropbox.

Look at the fabulous kits we have for you this month!

Here are your stops: 

Patty B Scraps
Mama’s Designz
Becky’s Creations
Dakota Winds Graphics
Shuckclod’s Stuff
Xelax Scrap Free
Touched By A Butterfly
Sugarbutt Designs
Kreations By Sparky
Jenny’s Designz
Marniejo’s House Of Scraps -- Download Link Fixed
Star Creationz
CL Graphics
FB Queen JJ Creations
Leterati Artful Scraps
Caroline B.
Made By Keuntje
Speyegull Designs  <=== You are here
Callaluna Creations
Misplaced Mermaid
Crazy Tiffs
Designed By Laura Wellighoff
Jody M Designs
Dezines2Amaze (Available on Friday)

Train Station: Blog Train Lists

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Triune Blog Train is Up!

This month's Triune Blog Train theme is "I will make them one nation." And I had to restrain myself from creating fifty eleventy million papers and elements for this kit. I'll probably release an add on kit that will go with this one closer to the Fourth of July.

I'm an unabashed patriot, and am very proud of my country. We may not always get things right the first time, but through cooperation and prayer, we usually get them right eventually. I love red, white and blue, fireworks, barbecue, the Star Spangled Banner and the Pledge of Allegiance.

I hope you can use this kit to scrap your Fourth of July pages or any patriotic pages. This one was an absolute pleasure to create. Enjoy!

Download from 4Shared or Dropbox.

Let me know if you download the kit and what you think of it. And I'd love to see some of your scrapped pages using this kit. 

And here are the rest of the stops on this blog train: 

Sairi Designs
A-M Digital Designs
Cajun Diva Scraps
Triple J Designs
Speyegull Designs <===You are here
Callaluna Creations
Digital Designs by Elisa

If you lose your way, head back to the Train Station at Sairi's blog!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Pixel Scrappers June 2013 Blog Train is up!

Woohoo! Pixel Scrappers June 2013 Blog Train, Pond Life, has left the station. This is my first blog train with Pixel Scrappers. I'm so excited that I decided to join their site and their train!

If you haven't visited them, I highly suggest you do! Find Pixel Scrappers here. There's too much on the site for me to list it all, so you'll want to join and check out their forums. They have challenges where you can participate, or not. Your activity level is up to you. I'm really enjoying the challenges and the sharing on the forums. And when you join, you can get some free downloads. Who doesn't love that?

I love ponds. My parents had one when they lived in the country and it was fabulous. It was so peaceful to fall asleep to the sounds of the frogs croaking their lullabies. We loved watching the pond come alive in the spring:  tadpoles,  baby fish and baby ducklings following their parents for their first outing on the pond. I will admit that I wasn't pleased when I saw a snake!

So, here's my part of the blog train. You have 6 papers and 14 elements to play with. I'd love to hear from you if you do download the kit. Let me know if you have any problems downloading or comments on the elements or papers. Your comments help me make better kits!

4shared         Papers     Elements
Dropbox       Papers     Elements

 Find the rest of the blog train here. If you're not already a Pixel Scrappers member, you'll need to join to download the rest of the kits. It's free to join and they do have lots of goodies!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Scrap It Simple - Wilma4Ever Blog Train for May 2013

I am so sorry! I was stuck in the mountains of Tennessee with no internet access. I verified with the resort before I left that I would have access. When we got there, they informed us that their internet was down. Oh the frustration when I couldn't get my part uploaded in time!

But we're back at home with working internet. Hurray!

Here is my very late contribution. This is my very first CU (commercial use) kit, so I'm excited! Please note that there are two download links for the papers, Papers1 and Papers2. You'll need to download both to get all 7 papers.

Dropbox     Elements     Papers1    Papers2
4Shared      Elements     Papers1    Papers2

As always, please let me know if you have problems downloading or with the kit. I'd love to hear from you if you do download.

Wilma4Ever (this is the train station's main hub, there is no download here)
Always Creations
April the Scrapaholic
April's Kits
Becky's Creations
Cakie Pot Pie Designs
Claudya Design
Craftypoly's Curiosity Shop
Dillie's Designs
Galerie de Jackie
Girl In Pink
Joyfully Yours, Susannah
Moody Designz
PattyB Scraps
Pink's Poetic Scraps
Pizazz Pixels
Rose Made Designs
Sweet Dreamer Designs
Speyegull Designs <==== you are here
Tina Shaw
Touched By A Butterfly

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Late Blog Train Kits, Spotty Resort Internet and the Laptop That Lost It's Mind on Cape Cod

And this kit is very late. It's not even on the blog train list. I had everything ready to go, except the preview, before we left for a trip to Cape Cod three days before the kit was due.

I made sure I copied everything to my portable external hard drive. I double checked the laptop to make sure it was working and that the software I needed was loaded. It's the previous version, but I'd purchased full version copy of the new version, so I'm in compliance. I updated the virus scanner and ran it. I had it all ready to go. I made sure everything was packed, including back up cd's, just in case. I confirmed that the laptop case was in the car before we left. I was ready for anything, or so I thought.

And then we get to the resort. Between the spotty internet service that went down around 9 pm every night and didn't come back up until just after 9 am every morning, and my laptop deciding to lose it's mind on the first night we were there, well, I didn't get the kit finished and uploaded in time to make the blog train cut off. Yes, I had my recovery CD. Of course, it was corrupted. And even though the resort finally found a temporary workaround for the internet service, it was too late for the blog train. Lessons in patience, right? Argh!

I thought about not uploading the kit here, and I'm happy that I thought again! 

The April Triune Blog Train theme is Above Rubies Proverbs 31:10. And the colors are gorgeous! I had so much fun with this one.

My laptop is back in business and I'm working on May's Triune Blog Train kit. May's theme is Father's Strength. You are going to love the colors! The blog train will go live on 15 May, so check back then. 

Here is the rest of the blog train:
Sairi Designs
A-M Digital Designs
Vicky Day Designs
Sugarbutt Designs
Touched By A Butterfly
Triple J Designs
Cajun Diva Scraps

BONUS STOP Triune Blog Train on Facebook

If you lose your way, head back to the Train Station at Sairi's blog!

Let me know if you download the kit. And I am looking for members for my creative team. I'm asking for one tag or layout per kit, as well as helping me QC all of the elements in the kit. Leave me a message to apply.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Over The Hill Birthday Kit - PI-I April Challenge

April's PhotoImpact International Forums scrapbook challenge was to create an Over The Hill birthday themed scrapbook kit. Cindy, the moderator, chose a color scheme with blue, purple, orange, red, yellow, white and black. I added a medium grey so I could add some metallic elements to the kit.

My challenge was to create my kit without showing off my smart aleck side. I can think of a bazillion sarcastic sayings about being over the hill, but I don't want to offend people. Hey, I actually want you to use the kit and enjoy it.

So, I tried to keep my kit on the straight and narrow, safe for all ages and not add the snarky elements, papers and sayings that were swirling around in my mind. I hope someone "gets" my recycling elements. My dad had a t-shirt that he loved to wear that said "Recycled Teenager."

Let me know if you would be interested in a set of adult sippy cup elements. I added one in this kit, along with one black wine glass covered with multicolored stars. I'm also thinking about an add-on set of buttons with more sayings, still keeping them family rated. Interested?

Papers from   4shared   dropbox  
Elements from  4shared  dropbox
Tiles/Patterns from  4shared  dropbox

Please leave a comment for me if you download the kit. Let me know what you think of the kit. Definitely say something if you have problems with any of the files, papers, tiles or elements. I'm still learning to QC and I'm only human. I'm on the look out for some creative team members to help me QC and make some tags or layouts with my kits. Interested?

Some people have asked me what the tiles are used for. The PhotoImpact International world calls them tiles or fills, and uses them to add patterns or textures to shapes, or to make papers. You can use them as patterns or textures in PaintShop Pro.

You can find the PhotoImpact International site here. It's free to join the forums. It's not just for PhotoImpact either. There is a forum section devoted to PhotoShop and PhotoShop Elements. Many of the participants also use PaintShop Pro to create their designs. Try them out! And if you do join, stop by the scrapbooking forum and say "Hi!." We'd love to see your creations.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Fit for Your Little Princess - Free Digital Scrapbook Kit

March 2013's create a kit challenge theme on the PhotoImpact International scrapbook forum was The Little Princess. Being a princess myself, it wasn't hard to come up with elements for the kit. The oh so difficult part was editing all of the elements I created into a cohesive kit!

As my first cousin's son and his wife just welcomed their first child, a beautiful daughter, into the world in early March, this themed challenge couldn't have come at a better time. We're all so excited about the newest addition to our family and so happy for them.

If you use PhotoImpact, I highly suggest you join us on the forums. We even have a forum devoted to Photoshop and Photoshop Elements! Click here to join.

Please leave a comment if you download.

Click here to download from 4Shared
Click here to download from Dropbox.

Pattern Tiles
Click here to download from 4 Shared
Click here to download from Dropbox

Click here to download from 4 Shared
Click here to download from Dropbox

Enjoy! If you create scrapbook pages or layouts for your little princess, I'd love to see them. 

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Saint Patrick's Day Facebook Timeline Cover

I'm finished, just in time for Saint Patrick's Day! Here's a Facebook Timeline Cover to wish your FB friends and family a Happy Saint Paddy's Day. Please use it on your personal Facebook page only. You can either right click and select save image or click on the download link below.

Enjoy and have a very Happy and Safe Saint Patrick's Day! If you imbibe, please use a designated driver or sober leprachaun.

I'm late for the Wilma 4 Ever Blog Train!

I'm late, late, late and missed a very important date: the start of the Wilma4Ever Blog Train! But they're letting me play anyway! If you've never seen this treasure trove of digital scrapbooking goodies, you're in for a very happy day. Grab your favorite beverage, put on your favorite music, sit back and enjoy!

Here's my kit:

You can download it from 4Shared here or Dropbox here.

And here are the previews! Mine is not included, as I was late.

Wilma4Ever (this is the train station's main hub, there is no download here)

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Facebook Timeline Template #2

Presenting the second template in my Facebook Timeline series for your personal use. This template has room for three photos and a text box. Grab your favorite photos and digital elements and have fun creating your Facebook Timeline!

For the sample, I used photos taken during our trip to Orlando this past November. These were all taken at Sea World. The blue gingham is from my Bluebird Showers MiniKit.

You can download from 4Shared here or Dropbox here.

Please leave me a comment if you download. And if you use the template, I'd love to see what you did with it!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Facebook Timeline Template #1

Presenting the first in a series of Facebook timeline templates for your personal use. I've been having fun designing these and will add more in the near future. I love updating my timeline often.

My favorite felines reluctantly agreed to model for me so I could put together this sample for you. They kindly request that you share a comment with them when you download the template. They're hoping for treats. They'd really love it if you'd tweet them that you liked their photos. @ScottyKitty is the orange tabby. His brother, @SuluKitty, is the brown tabby. They really are brothers from the same litter, shelter kitties we adopted when they were 2 1/2 months old.

You can download the Zip file, which contains a JPG version, a PSD template and a copy of the sample timeline from 4shared here or dropbox here.