Thursday, December 31, 2009

Creative Use Freebie

I went into work for two hours yesterday, was told I was incoherent, and was sent home. I really don't think I'm babbling, do you? I mean, it's not like I have enough of a voice left to babble. In any case...

This is a creative use pre-train freebie that I did sort of for the Wrapped in Chocolate blog train although it's more Valentine's Day themed. I thought I'd put it out there now in case anyone wanted to use it for their kits.

It is taggers sized and consists of 5 800 x 800 pxl overlays, and corresponding sample papers, 5 gradients for use in both PSP and PS,  2 1260 x 100 ribbon overlays, 5 balloons, 3 fuzzy bears and two rose clusters.

Credit not required, but appreciated.

Sweetheart Creative Use Pack


Please remember that by downloading this kit you agree to my terms of use which state, in part that that that you cannot redistribute, rebroadcast, resale, or claim my graphics as your own. That means placing this kit on 4Shared, RapidShare or any other file sharing site for any reason is a strict NO-NO! That constitutes redistribution.

If you know someone who is interested in this kit , please direct them to my blog where they can download their own copy. Free to use is NOT the same thing as free to share. My graphics are copyright protected.

Plus I already pay for premium download service so you don't have to wait for your freebies, and the links stay here FOREVER, so you don't have to put this kit anywhere else to share it, just link to this post.

To download from MediaFire, click HERE.
The password is "TYVM" - no quotes.

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Snipper - Dianna


Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Cat O' Mine Tails

Cats on Tuesday


So, we're sitting in the house together, the Big Black Christmas Cat and I, on Chrismtas Night at around 3 AM in the morning, and we start hearing this "snapping" noise coming from the corner by the door.

Diamond is staring intently at the area and I'm thinking to myself, "Oh no. Don't tell me Tristan brought something exotic into the house again." Diamond continues to stare, like there's some sort of prey animal there and then all the sudden...

that's when....

the bookcase collapsed.

The snapping noise was the wood giving way.

Diamond simply looks at me with the attitude of "See. I've you'd listened to me and bought cat treats instead of books, you wouldn't have this problem."




Sunday, I had just gotten out of the shower when the smoke alarm starts going off. There's no smoke, and no one was cooking anything, so I figured the battery was going.

I dry myself off and go out into the living room to see what's going on.

Tristan is sitting under the smoke alarm, staring at it with rapt attention.

"MEEP!" says the smoke alarm.

"Meow?" Tristan responds.

"MEEP!" says the smoke alarm.

"Meow?" Tristan responds.

"You're talking to the smoke alarm," I observe.

"MEEP!" says the smoke alarm.

"Meow?" Tristan responds.

"What did you do to it?"

"MEEP!" says the smoke alarm.

"Meow?" Tristan responds.

I pull the smoke alarm down and take the battery out. Tristan looks crushed, like I'd just banished his best friend in the whole wide world.

Sir Tristan Tabby Cat Longtail





Last night, right after dinner, Diamond vanished toward the bedroom and wasn't seen again for the remainder of the evening. It was finally time to go to sleep when I went to look for her.

She was in none of her usual spots, but when I found my black jeans laying on the floor, I had a pretty good idea of where she'd gotten off to.

Diamond Emerald Eyes


She's been up there before, it's just been a while. Trying to get her down, without her taking half the closet with her, was an entirely different matter.

Monday, December 28, 2009

New in Shops: New Beginnings!

New Beginnings


I've never been, but I hear it's the best little nightclub and showbar in Washington County, Tennessee. This is a bit of a New Year's fantasy inspired by the New Beginnings bar.

24 (800 x 800, .jpg) papers that sparkle brighter than a bottle of pink champagne, and 138 .png element geared toward celebrating not just the New Year...but any occasion that warrents a party.

Tickets to the New Years Eve bash at the real bar start at $10, but you can sneak into the cyber version of the party for substanitally less money.

Saved to 300 DPI, it's also suitable for blogwear, web stationary and smaller print jobs. Personal use only please.

So pop the cork and let's get this party started!

Sorry! This kit has been retired!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Tutorials, Sales and other fun things

Twas the night before Christmas,
And all through the house,
Only the Digicat was stirring,
She was playing with her mouse!


Shal, who is on the creative team at Just4Taggers.com, asked for my Celebrate! taggers kit, then changed her mind and asked for Party Girl, and since she does fab work, I sent her both. :)

No way I was gonna miss a chance at getting tutorials done LOL!

2010


This tag was done using the Party Girl kit and oh...but I love that Garvey tube. I've already purchased it, I just need to sit down and do some tuts with it.

In fact I just added up my receipts for the month to discover I've spend just under $50 at My PSP Tubes. No wonder I'm broke all the time. LOL.

You can find the tutorial for this fabulous tag at Life with Shal.

Celebrating the New Year


She went blingy with the Celebrate! kit and I got an Elias Chatzoudis tube and animation. How lucky can a girl get? LOL!

Fabulous job on both hun, thanks so much!

This tutorial is called Celebrating the New Year and you can get it at Life with Shal and try it for yourself.

Chrismas Lights


I also added my Heat Stroke kit to my stores:

Heat Stroke


I love South Florida sports and since I'd already done a kit for the Dolphins, putting together a tribute kit to the 2006 NBA world champion Heat seemed like a no-brainer.

This taggers sized kit includes 20 basketball themed papers (800 x 800, .jpg) and 83 .png elements. Putting together a great tag is a slam dunk with 5 rectangular frames, 5 round frames, 5 basketball tags, 5 bows, 5 brads, 5 chicken wires, 5 flowers, 5 glitter splats, 5 glitter swirls, 5 ribbons, 5 string wraps, 3 pom-poms, 2 faux logos, 2 basketballs, 2 foam fingers, 2 Heat jerseys (1 home, 1 away), 2 megaphones, 2 word arts, 1 basketball net, 1 city buildings, 1 Heat basketball, 1 hoop and net, 1 MvP charm, 1 scoreboard, 1 stop watch, 1 team cap, 1 water bottle, and 4 cheerleading posers (c) by MediEvil Creations.

This is a fan produced kit. No infringement of trademarks or copyrights is intended and no authentic logos were used in the production of the kit.

Saved to 300 DPI, it's also perfect for blog wear, web sets and stationary, and smaller print jobs.

So come on and show your support of the South Florida team that can't be beat!

::hums theme song::

This kit has been retired and is available for download for FREE!
Download a copy for yourself HERE.


Chrismas Lights


Research


I ran across some great word art on Ms. Ginger's blog yesterday, which set off this tutorial. I'm using the Stalker kit by Jennie D Designs, which you can get at Scrapper's Secret.com.

You can find the tutorial at Di Before Dawn tutorials.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Fractured Carols

Do you see what I see?
(Do you see what I see?)
A tabby, a tabby, shivered in the cold,
Now he's curled up on my fleecy all bold,
Now he's curled up on my fleecy all bold.

Tris & Diamond


So, Rowena has left for South Carolina. She was reading me the weather report and I said "It sounds like snow weather. You might have a white Christmas." Started dancing around all happy. She's never seen snow, it's one of those things she keeps wishing for.

Frankly I've shoveled enough snow in my life, so I'll stay in beautiful green Cape Coral. Although it's dropped into the 50's and the birds are flying around trying to stay warm.

Rockin New Year's Bubbly


This is a tutorial I wrote last night. It's very easy as the frame comes done for you, so there's only a few things to do, nothing too hard and nothing I don't explain. This is a good one of the beginning tagger.

You can find it at Di Before Dawn tutorials.

We're in the office for half a day today. Then I get to go home and fight for possession of the bed. Again.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

CU Gingerbread Overlay Freebie

Pink and Yellow are NOT my colors, but I thought the theme - Everything Gingerbread - would make for a cute kit. I wasn't wrong - it turned out super cute. However, the train doesn't roll until January 3rd, so you'll have to wait.

In the meantime though, I've a bit of a pretrain freebie for you - some CU overlays. There are five layered overlays in taggers size (800 x 800 pxls) in this pack, saved in both .psd and .pspimage format.

There's also five sample papers saved as .jpg files.

Remember that by downloading, you are agreeing to abide by my terms of use which state in part that that you cannot redistribute, rebroadcast, resale, or claim my graphics as your own. That means placing this kit on 4Shares, RapidShare or any other file sharing site is a strict NO-NO! That constitutes redistribution.

If you know someone who is interested in these overlays, please direct them to my blog where they can download their own copy. Free to use is NOT the same thing as free to share. My graphics are copyright protected.

Click on the preview to download from Mediafire:

Gingerbread Overlays
Click to enlarge preview

Monday, December 21, 2009

Winter Solstice Store Freebie

As If I haven't given you ladies enough freebies this month, I have one more for you! This is a store freebie being sponsored by Scrappeting, and you must go to the store and add it to your cart and check out in order to download it. No additional purchase is necessary.

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In the winter of 2010, the world's attention will focus on Vancouver and the XXI Winter Olympic Games. For the young atheletes who are looking to represent their countries, the road to the gold has already started.

This is a kit of hopes and dreams, triumph and tragedy, all set against a beautiful winter landscape. This taggers size kit includes 30 800 x 800 .jpg papers and 115 .png elements. Inside you will find 10 frames, 5 bows, 5 brads, 5 Christmas Ball, 5 curls, 5 garlands, 5 glitters, 5 mittens, 5 penguins,5 skates, 5 snowflakes, 5 tags, 5 winter bells, 4 holiday branches, 4 word arts, 3 Christmas bells, 3 gold stars, 3 medals (1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze), 3 winter trees, 2 bead borders, 2 Olympic ring insignias, 2 gold pinecones, 2 icicle borders, 2 snowdrifts, 1 disco ball, 1 hockey puck, 1 hockey stick, 1 holly swag, 1 ski set, 1 snow globe, 1 snow overlay, 1 snow tree, 1 snowbank border, 1 snowflake bling curtain, 1 snowflakes swirl, 1 tree candle, 1 winter scene, and 2 fabulous "Mike on Ice" figure skating posers (c) Bits'N'Bobs.

Even if winter sports don't excite you, you'll find plenty in this kit to provide you with hours of enjoyment.

300 DPI, Personal use only.

And for this week, it's our Winter Solstice present to you from Digicats, and the design team at Scrappetizing.

Sorry, link has expired!

Five Golden Rings is now available for purchase at:

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Xmas Lights


Yesterday was the Cape Coral Boat Along. As far as boat parade goes, this one is pretty mild although according to reports it still drew over 5,000 to Freedom Park. I had mentioned to one of my friends that it just makes me miss Winterfest in Fort Lauderdale. Now THAT was a boat parade!

And I suspect the crowd it drew as more like 50,000. You couldn't get near the intercoastal on parade day and reserved seating at intercoastal restaurants was made months in advance.

I was lucky enough to get a waterfront table at a nice restaurant one year, where we could enjoy a good meal, and sit back and sip champagne while the boats then by.

Scrapping All the Way put out a fabulous new page kit called Jingle Bell Boogie. I really like the colors in this one, so I asked if could work with it.

Winterfest Layout 1


In Aus, Santa's sleigh is pulled by Six White Boomers, as opposed to the 8 tiny reindeer we normally see. In Florida, it's six illuminated dolphin doing sleigh duty! I sure do hope that sleigh can float!

Winterfest Layout 2


Part of the charm of Winterfest is the backdrop of the hi-rise towers which are also illuminated for the parade. YOu don't have building that sore 40 or so floors into the air in the Cape.

I've got one more shot I want to scrap with this kit, then I'm going to script it down and do a tag with it. Really fun stuff inside, as you can tell from these two layouts. :) Jingle Bell Boogie can be purchased at Scrapper's Secret, where the designers are REAL angels.

Xmas Lights


Joyous Solstice


A Joyous Solstice to all of you!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

New from Digicats: Party Girl

Party Girl


Ready for the New Year? You can be certain you've got all the supplies you need with this great taggers size kit, from hat and shoes to corsets, you'll find everything that the best dressed party goers are wearing!

30 glittery .jpg papers are just the start as there are 148 .png elements packed in here for you tagging enjoyment. You are getting 15 Streamers, 10 bonbons, 10 frames, 5 balloons, 5 bells, 5 bows, 5 champagne glasses, 5 champagne bottles, 5 corsets, 5 eye masks, 5 garlands, 5 holiday balls, 5 music elements, 5 noisemakers, 5 New Year hats, 5 ornaments, 5 party hats, 5 rockets, 5 shoes, 5 tags, 5 tiaras, 5 twisty ribbons, 3 baubles, 3 countdown candles, 3 New Year blings, 2 2010 banners, 2 Happy New Year banners, and 1 New Year's bling curtain, plus 4 gorgeous Goth Toon posers by ©Perfect Posers.

300 DPI. Personal use only.

So make sure you're set to party your way into 2010! Get Party Girl today!

Note: this kit has been retired and now available for FREE elsewhere on this blog!


Party Skelly


Try the Party Skelly Tutorial at Di Before Dawn tutorials.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

A Rockin' New Year new tut !

newwin


I did this tutorial last night using Jennie D Designs part of the Rockin New Year blog train. This is a freebie sampler of a kit that will be up in the store at Scrapper's Secret shortly. The sampler is a mix of full and tagger size and the instructions in the tutorial are for the sampler as it's download with no previous modifications.

You can find this Rockin' tutorial at Di Before Dawn.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

What's Mew from Digicats (& Dogs)?

Celebration


A new year is starting and it's time to Celebrate! This great New Year's themed taggers kit is great for parties of all types.

Inside you'll find 24 glittery papers (800 x 800 .jpg), and 115 .png elements. Start the new year off right with 15 Streamers, 9 party hats, 6 balloons, 6 tags, 6 horns, 5 round frames, 5 square frames, 5 garland, 5 mesh, 5 musical elements, 5 silhouettes, 5 twisty ribbons, 4 records, 3 bows, 3 buntings, 3 champagne glasses, 3 noisemakers, 3 New Year hats, 3 top hats, 2 champagne bottles, 2 chimseys, 2 lucky pigs, 2 podiums, 1 clock, 1 disco ball, 1 limo, and 1 star set, plus 3 New Year Girl Posers (c) Outlaw by Design.

Saved to 300 DPI so that it's also good for creating blog and web sets, stationary and smaller print jobs.

Have fun scrapping your way into 2010 and Celebrate!

Note: This kit has been retired is now available for FREE elsewhere on this blog!

Vine Line


Happy Holidays


The Holly Days are for everyone, young and old alike!

Join us as we journey to Holly Day headquarters at the north pole and enjoy some holly day fun. You'll find 24 snowy, blowy papers (800 x 800, .jpg) in this kit plus 103 adorable elements.

Included are 8 snowflakes, 8 ornaments, 6 trees, 5 glitter frames, 5 silver frames, 5 tags, 5 bottle caps, 5 bows, 5 curly ribbons, 5 ribbons, 5 Christmas cookies, 5 penguin clip arts, 5 ribbons, 4 gumdrops, 4 polar bear clip arts, 4 winter bells, 3 snowdrifts, 3 poinsettes, 2 holiday swags, 1 Christmas star, 1 candy ring, 1 icicles, 1 igloo, 1 lights-N-garland, 1 man-in-the-moon, 1 north pole, 1 Santa's sack, 1 snowflake curtain, 1 Christmas pudding, 1 snowman, 1 toy train, plus 4 posers - 2 Cheeky Elves, 2 Holly Berries - (c) by Perfect Posers.

Saved to 300 DPI, this taggers sized kit is also good for blog and web sets, stationary, online layouts and smaller print jobs.

Have fun this winter and enjoy the Holly Days!

Note: This kit has been retired and is available for FREE elsewhere on this blog!

Vine Line


Winter Wonderland


The ring of sleigh bells takes you off into a magical snow filled realm where you'll meet all sorts of magical creatures.

This snow themed taggers kit includes 20 wintry papers (800 x 800 .jpg), plus 116 .png elements that are certain to transport you to the north pole. Well, mentally at least.

You'll be unwrapping 10 frames, 10 bows, 9 ornaments, 6 pressies, 5 tags, 5 ginger cookies, 5 ribbons, 5 snowflakes, 4 trees, 3 candles, 3 Candy Canes, 3 artic foxes, 3 poinsettias, 3 snowscapes, 3 snowdrift borders, 3 vintage baubles, 2 Christmas light bulbs, 2 signs, 2 holly, 2 icicle borders, 2 penguins, 2 Santa ornaments, 2 Santa's boots, 2 Santa's elves, 2 Santa's sacks, 2 silver bells, 2 snowflake gem curtains, 2 stockings, 2 winterbells, 1 Charlie the reindeer, 1 string of holiday lights, 1 Christmas pud, 1 man-in-the-moon, 1 north pole, 1 polar bear, 1 Santa's mailbox, 1 silver chain, 1 snow overlay, and 1 snowman, plus 3 Candee Cane posers created by MediEvil Creations.

Saved to 300 DPI, you'll find this kit good for blog and web sets, stationary and small print jobs as tell as tagging and online lay-outs.

Come and join us for a walk in a Wintry Wonderland!

Note: This kit has been retired and is available for FREE elsewhere on this blog!

Vine Line


Big Black Christmas Cat


Santa knows if you've been bad or good, but how does he know? Why, the Big Black Christmas Cat tells him of course! Based on a little known legend about the origins of Santa's elves, I've brought you yet another wonderful Character to help you celebrate your holidays.

This taggers sized kit includes 30 beautiful polar papers, and 118 elements including 4 Big Black Christmas Cats you can use in your tags.

In addition you'll find 10 frames, 10 penguins, 5 candy canes, 5 Christmas balls, 5 elf socks, 5 elves, 5 garlands, 5 gift bows, 5 gingerbread cookies, 5 snowflakes, 5 tags, 5 winter bells, 3 crazed snowmen, 3 fat Santas, 3 glitters, 3 poinsettia, 3 presents, 3 ribbon trees, 3 Santa's sacks, 3 stockings, 2 icicle borders, 2 men-in-the-moon, 2 mint curtains, 2 naughty or nice lists, 2 reindeer, 2 snow background, 2 winter birds, 2 winter cottages, 1 garland-n-lights, 1 naughty bag, 1 Santa's sleigh, and 1 wooden doll.

Saved to 300 DPI, it's suitable for blogware and small print jobs. Personal use only please.

The tale of the Big Black Christmas Cat is included. Don't you want to be introduced to her today?

The Big Black Christmas Cat is available at:



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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Glitter & Goth Freebie

Holiday Train


Got your bling glasses on? Because you're goining to need them for this train ride!

Welcome to Digicats (& Dogs) as well join with Sophisti-Scraps.com to BLING in the New Year!

We've got 26 designers with some of the brightest, blingiest kits around on this train, so get your party hats on and let's get started!

I had not intended to do a goth kit, but it just had a mind of it's own. Inside my portion of the train you'll find 20 800 x 800, .jpg papers, and 117 .png Elements including 12 papers stars, 8 bon-bons, 4 balloons, 4 bells, 4 bows, 4 Christmas balls, 4 garlands, 4 glitter blings, 4 glitter frames, 4 music elements, 4 poinsettia, 4 round frames, 4 skull frames, 4 streamers, 4 swags, 4 tags, 4 winter bells, 3 candy canes, 3 records, 2 corsets (by Bits'N'Bobs), 2 champagne bottles, 2 champagne glasses, 2 glass ornaments, 2 goth hats, 2 sets of fuzzy cuffs, 2 holiday bulbs, 2 party horns, 2 stockings, 2 word arts, 1 clock, 1 disco ball, 1 glitter hat, 1 goth window, 1 holiday candle, 1 sprig of mistletoe, and one tombsone, plus 4 Goth Posers (2 Goth Dudes, 2 Goth Chicks) created by (b) Perfect Posers.
This is a taggers sized kit, saved to 300 DPI.

Glitter-N-Goth


Please remember that by downloading this kit you agree to my terms of use which state, in part that that that you cannot redistribute, rebroadcast, resale, or claim my graphics as your own. That means placing this kit on 4Shared, RapidShare or any other file sharing site for any reason is a strict NO-NO! That constitutes redistribution.

If you know someone who is interested in this kit , please direct them to my blog where they can download their own copy. Free to use is NOT the same thing as free to share. My graphics are copyright protected.

Plus I already pay for premium download service so you don't have to wait for your freebies, and the links stay here FOREVER, so you don't have to put this kit anywhere else to share it, just link to this post.

To download from MediaFire, click HERE.
The password is "Drop the Ball" - no quotes.

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Don't forget to visit the rest of the stops on this train, and when you download be sure to say thank you to all the designers for all their hard work in putting these kits together for you! Don't be part of the broken finger brigade, alright? Your thanks are the fuel that keeps these blog trains running!

Also if a part of the train is not posted, please be patient and stop back, as the designers are all on different time zones.

Train Station

Toni's Scraparoni
A Taggers Scrap
Sophisticated Scraps & Images
Digicats (& Dogs) <-- You are here!
Gothic Inspirations
BuiltByBeth
Cora's Creations
Kirsty's Scrap
Nette's NightOwl Works
Designs by Silky
PolkaDot Scraps
Oopsie Daisy Designs
Sizzel's Designs
Saphira's World
Disyas Digital Designs
Black Widow Creationz
Crystal's Cottage Scraps
Eirene's Designs
Scrappin Wright
InToXxiKated InTenTionz
Hutch's Baby/FIC Scraps
Angel Baby Scraps
Liv Luv Scraps
Molly Cooks
Grunge & Glitter Scraps
Chili Designz
Aquarius Scrapability


Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your ride on the Sophisti-Scraps BLING in the New Year blog train!

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Rockin' New Year Freebie

Winter Train


Tired of Rockin' around the Christmas tree? No worries, we've got a change of tune from all those Christmas Carols as Scrapper's Secret presents the Rockin' New Year Blog Train!

Whoooo---oooooo! The train has left the station and you're in for rockin' good time as you ride the rails on this one.

We here at the Digicats Terminal have been sitting on this one for a while, but I'm sure you are going to love it!

This taggers sized scrap kit consists of 30 .jpg papers (800 x 800 pxls) and 108 elements. You are getting: 10 frames, 8 fireworks, 5 hanging tags, 5 balloons, 5 ribbons, 5 bows, 5 candy canes, 5 guitar picks, 5 music elements, 5 records, 5 Xmas balls, 4 guitars, 3 noisemakers, 3 poinsettia, 3 snowflake danglers, 2 bottles of champagne, 2 Crazed bells, 2 Jules jingles, 2 goth hats, 2 guitar close ups, 2 mesh blings, 2 sticker chicks, 2 guitar stickers, 2 word arts, 1 amp, 1 bay window (Decorated), 1 champagne glass duo, 1 champagne glass, 1 string of Christmas lights, 1 Christmas tree, 1 clock, 1 disco ball, 1 garland-n-lights, 1 guitar case, 1 holly, 1 mic stand, 1 microphone and 1 set of streamers plus 2 Rebel Red posers created by (c)Perfect Posers!

"Great!" you say. "So what amI waiting for?"

Nothing, except that I have to remind you that by downloading, you are agreeing to abide by my terms of use which state in part that that you cannot redistribute, rebroadcast, resale, or claim my graphics as your own. That means placing this kit on 4Shares, RapidShare or any other file sharing site is a strict NO-NO! That constitutes redistribution.

If you know someone who is interested in this kit, please direct them to my blog where they can download their own copy. Free to use is NOT the same thing as free to share. My graphics are copyright protected.

Plus I already pay for premium download service so you don't have to wait for your freebies, and the links stay here FOREVER, so you don't have to put this kit anywhere else to share it, just link to this post.

Rockin' New Year


To download from MediaFire, click HERE.
The password is "TYVM" - no quotes.

If you enjoyed this freebie, please take a moment to vote for Digi!

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Train Station
Black Widow Creationz
Digicats (& Dogs)
Dise√Ďando Scraps
Hania's Designs
Jennie D Designs
Nette's NightOwl Works
Scrapping all the Way
Scraps by j0eswife


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Thanks for stoping by and enjoy your ride on the rest of the Scrapper's Secret blog train!

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Monday, December 14, 2009

A Litte Bit of Holiday Cheer

Damn contemporary, bullshit architecture


REMEMBER THIS AT CHRISTMAS TIME


According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, while both male and female reindeer grow antlers in the summer each year, male reindeer drop their antlers at the beginning of winter, usually late November to mid-December. Female reindeers retain their antlers till after they give birth in the spring.

Therefore, according to EVERY historical rendition depicting Santa's reindeer, EVERY single one of them, from Rudolph to Blitzen, had to be a girl.

We should've known... ONLY women would be able to drag a fat-ass man in a red velvet suit all around the world in one night and not get lost.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

New Tuts

I came home Friday to a flood. One of the pipes had a pinpoint leak in it and of course, sending out an emergency call to the plumber go him there around 8 am Saturday morning. After I'd been bailing all night. ::sigh::

So I've been doing clean up. The rug is finally drying out - it smelled like a dirty, wet, wookie. I put carpet fresh on it, and now it smells like a dirty, wet wookie with carpet fresh on it. Very gross.

Let it Snow


This first tutorial uses Crazed's Creations Let it Snow taggers kit. I was keen to play with this one when she released it, and I was really happy with the kit.

You can find the Winter Fae tutorial at Di Before Dawn.

Kiss of Winter 2


Extrapolating a bit from the above tutorial, I did this tag using Schnegge's Kiss of Winter 2 blog train freebie and her Winter Girl poser pack. The elements are different, the layouts basically the same, and the frames are already done, you don't need to add anything to them.

I saw no reason to write up a separate tutorial. You're bright, you can figure it out I'm sure.

Wynter Solstice


I've become very fond of Nette's kits, so I used her part of the Winter Solstice collab for this tutorial for Scrapper's Secret.

I am using the beautiful artwork of Morgana Wynter for this. You can find the tutorial at Di Before Dawn. I need to get a few more of Morgana's tubes when I get paid, she's got some nice ones.

Five Golden Rings 1


When Julie released the "Mike on Ice" poser pack, I e-mailed her and said it looked nothing like MY Mike. I don't think he looked this good, even in his prime. And of course, he's into hockey, not figure skating.

With the winter Olympics coming up this year, I decided to base a kit on the poser pack and am putting together a kit called Five Golden Rings which will be available Monday, December 21st, exclusively at Scrappetizing.com.

Five Golden Rings 2


Winter sports not your thing? You can use it for some very nice winter tags as well, it's quite versatile. Needless to say, no, I don't look like the poser either. LOL!

No tutorials on those, they are sampler tags - consider them a sneak peak.

Please remember that I've got not one but two blog trains launching on Tuesday so be sure to stop back and collect your freebies.

Anyway, I think I need to jump in the shower and then head out to the store now, if only to get away from the smell of dirty wet carpet-freshed wookie for a while.

Then I'll have to sit down and make up some Olympic medals.

And here you thought I was nothing but a party girl!

A New Beggining 2

Friday, December 11, 2009

Winter Solstice Tutorial

Wow! Check this out! Another absolutely gorgeous tag from Jessica!

Winter Solstice


She used my Winter Solstice taggers kit.

You can find this tutorial HERE.

Visit Jessica on the web at
Gothic Inspriations


Winter Solstice Preview


Before the Jewish Holiday of Haunakah, and before the Christians took over the end of the month for Christmas, Pagans celebrated the Winter Solstice as the coming of Noio Helle - Noel - New Light, into the world.

This beautiful winter themed taggers kit is perfect for your Solstice tags, or for winter themed or holiday tags as well. Composed of 25 (800 x 800, .jpg) papers and 105 .png elements: 10 frames, 10 snowflakes, 9 ornaments, 6 paper stars, 5 tags, 5 bows, 5 ribbons, 3 solstice stars, 3 standing stones, 3 trees with snow, 3 snow covered trees, 3 hollies, 3 shooting stars, 3 snow dangles, 3 snowdrift borders, 2 crazed bells, 2 suns (1 midnight, 1 silver), 2 poinsettia, 2 unicorns, 2 winter bells, 2 holiday swags, 1 bowl with fire, 1 candle, 1 bells (by OBD), 1 castle, 1 chalice, 1 dagger, 1 wreath, 1 owl, 1 Jules jingle, 1 icicle border, 1 lattice moon, 1 goth hat, 1 glowing star trail, 1 silver bells, 1 holiday candle setting, 1 holiday lights, 1 snow overlay and 2 Mrs. Claus posers created by ©Perfect Posers.

Saved to 300 DPI, this beautiful kit is also suitable for blogwear and websets, online stationary, and smaller print jobs. Personal use only please.





I've been in a bit of a party mood, so I've been working on a New Year's kit. His is a bit of a sneak peak:

A New Beginnning


Don't look for this one anytime soon - however, I've got two New Year kits coming out on Tuesday

Rockin' New Year Glitter & Goth


So stop back here on Tuesday, December 15th because you know what? You can snag both of those for FREE!