Category Archives: designing

I got a couple new kits I’ve finished

I’ve been busily training for my marathon so I haven’t had as much time to digital scrapbook, but I do actually have a couple kits done. I need to get previews done for them, but other than that they are ready to go. If I have some quiet time this weekend I will get them up and who knows I may give you all a freebie too. In fact, I think I just might do that. I also have a third kit I WAS working on, but I can’t find my external hard drive that has all the files on it. I have no idea how I could have lost it. I think my kids had something to do with it, but I am really irritated about it. Anyhow, I’ll try to get those kits posted for you this weekend if I can.


Starting on a new freebie finally

I have had no time or creativity lately, but I finally started working on a new kit last night.  I have some great pictures of our trip to the zoo so I wanted a kit to match with it.  I like using other people’s kits, but I like making my own stuff too.  This one I am planning to be a safari theme.  I have got 7 papers done so far.  I want to make at least 3 more papers and then of course the elements.  I still have a heck of a time with elements.  Papers are fairly easy for me.  I hope I can get it finished by the end of the week.

Still playing with bows & ribbons

Well, I have been obsessed with learning how to make these suckers and I got the basic concept now, but I still haven’t made one that I am really happy with. I am going to keep at it though until I figure this out. Once I am happy with it I am going to try and make a PS action and/or a PSP script for it. Anyway, here’s my first bow (well my second because I made some for my Valentines kit too, but I am doing it a different way now.)

Starting to work on my next freebie kit

I have an idea forming in my head for my next kit.  I want to make a boy’s themed birthday kit.  I am thinking if I do it right I can just recolorize it and make one for a girl too, but we’ll see.  This time I am making the page for it as I go so I can see if the elements really work with the kit or not.  I found with the last one when I went to make a page I couldn’t get everything to work together the way I had thought so I am hoping designing a page as I go will help.  I am going to make this one 300 resolution since the last one I stuck with a 200 resolution.  Also, if I make frames they will be bigger.  I wound up not making them big enough the last time.  Not sure if I will include frames for this kit or not.  It depends on how it works out.  I think I am going to include a layered template for it too. I have no idea if other sites do that since I really haven’t used many other people’s kits.  I just make my stuff up as I go, but I figure if I would use it then maybe someone else would and if they don’t like the template oh well… Anyhow, who knows how long it will take me to complete it.  We’ll see.