Monday, November 30, 2009

Some things new

I've been busy pounding out scrap kits - you'll get two of them tonight at Midnight, EST, as freebies, so be sure to stop back.

But because of that, I've been neglecting my tutorial writing and have gotten a bit rusty. However, Scraps by j0eswife allowed me to play with her portion of the Winter Solstice Collab, and it worked perfect with a Misty Benson tube that I'd gotten as a Christmas Pressie from My PSP

Skelly Solstice

It's a bit goth, but then, a lot of my tags are a bit goth. You can find the tutorial at Di Before Dawn tutorials.

The second one - getting back into the swing of things, uses the Ity Bity Christmas kit by Scrappin' with Lil Ole Me. Cindy has joined us over at I've loved her stuff for a long time, so it's nice to have her at the store.

Kandy Kane Kristmas

The Kim Draper tube was also one of the pressies we got from My PSP :)

As above, you can find the tutorial at Di Before Dawn.

I've got a couple more to do, but I finished up my part of the Aussie Christmas Sleigh Ride. This blog train leaves on the 8 December. I didn't like this pallet to start, but once I started working with it, I really got into the colors. Very traditional.

You can find the rest of the previews for this train HERE. It looks like it's going to be a good one!

And finally, I started working on the give away kit for Sophisti-Scraps but then I got sidetracked on the Bling in the New Year blog train. I ended up with this idea of Glitter-N-Goth...

Glitter & Goth

You can sign up for the Bling in the New Year! Blog Train HERE.

I'm probably further along on this one than I think I am. I've estimated 75% since I need to rework some of the papers, but I suspect I'll probably finish this one up tonight. Then I'm going back to working the Big Black Christmas Cat.

Speaking of which...

The Big Black Christmas Cat started out the long weekend sleeping on top of the Ornament Box. After I'd taken some stuff out, the top of the box collapsed under her weight and she spent the rest of the weekend sleeping IN the ornament box.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Giving Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving

Main Entry: thanks
Pronunciation: \ˈthaŋ(k)s\
Function: noun plural
Etymology: plural of Middle English thank, from Old English thanc thought, gratitude; akin to Old High German dank gratitude, Latin tongēre to know
Date: before 12th century

1 : kindly or grateful thoughts : gratitude

2 : an expression of gratitude <"thanks for the free download"> — often used in an utterance containing no verb and serving as a courteous and somewhat informal expression of gratitude

The tradition of Thanksgiving in the United States of America

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Now in Stores: Christmas Dreams

With little tin horns and little toy drums,
rootie-toot-toots and rum-a-tum tums.
Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town!

Here's a digital taggers kit for the boys in your life, done in shades of blue and green and filled with all sorts of things boys love, from candy canes to trains, with all manner of toy soliers, sleds and cookies in the middle. It's sure to delight with 30 (800 x 800) holiday papers, and all sorts of goodies such as 10 ornaments, 6 toy soldiers, 5 bows, 5 presents, 5 ribbons, 5 tags, 5 Xmas frames, 5 bottlecaps, 5 Christmas cookies, 4 candy canes, 4 bulbs, 3 round frames, 3 square frames, 3 sleds, 2 buckets, 2 "Chris"mouse cones, 2 bells, 2 trees, 2 toy drums, 2 toy trains, 2 hanging Santas, 2 men-in-the-moon, 2 reindeer, 2 Santa stars, 2 Santa's sacks, 2 stockings, 2 winter bells, 1 bauble, 1 bow ornament, 1 boy's bed, 1 puppy, 1 window, 1 dresser, 1 drum decoration, 1 lights & garland, 1 skiing snowman, 1 snowman decoration, 1 trumpet and 3 Santa's Lil Helper Posers by ©Perfect Posers.

300 DPI. Personal use only!

Christmas Dreams is available at:

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The turkeys have landed!

Biltmore the turkey

What a bunch of turkeys! 147 downloads of my Heat Stroke kit in the first day and two - count 'em 2 - people said thank you (besides CBH). As for the rest of you inconsiderate children, I've instructed the Big Black Christmas Cat to list you on the naughty list so you can look forward to coal in your stocking this year.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Sportstacular Freebie


Wooo-Hooo! The Sportstacular blog train has left the station. This is your ticket to some of the best sporting kits on the internet! And even better...they're all free!

Having already done a Miami Dolphin themed kit, this proved a no brainer for me. And yes, I'll probably do a Marlin's themed kit in the spring. I just love those South Florida sports teams!

So this kit is themed for a certain South Florida NBA team. And my boys aren't doing too bad this year, 7-4 on the season, although D-Wade really needs to step it up a bit. (Meanwhile, the Phins clawed their way to the .500 mark, which given their past few seasons, is impressive. Hah!)

Anyway, this is a tagger sized kit and consists of 20 basketball themed papers and 83 elements. You're getting 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 building, 1 Heat basketball, 1 hoop and net, 1 MVP charm, 1 scoreboard, 1 stop watch, 1 team cap, and 1 water bottle, plus 4 cheerleading posers (c) by MediEvil Creations.

Heat Stroke

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 "Hoop it up" - no quotes.

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

Wicked Princess Scraps
Alyssa's Scraps & Such
::designed by stina::
Ahava Creative Ideas
Angele Design
CaysCreation Designs
Crazed's Creations
Digicats (& Dogs) <-- You are HERE!
Envied & Admired Scraps
Hippiedaze Scrappin' Stuff
KiKeKa Kits Crafted by Gina
Majik Of Mystee Designz
Nette and Sherra's Scraps
Stef's Creations
Sticky Kisses Designs

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Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your ride on the Team Trouble Sportstacular Blog Train!

Heat Girl - Dianna

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Coming soon: Christmas Dreams

A bit of a new kit I'm working on, called Christmas Dreams. It's a bit of a boys kit, although I'm sure the tom girls in your life would like it as well. I know this appeals to me far better than the pinky Xmas kits, but...that's just me.

Christmas Dreams - Owen

Christmas Dreams - Justin

The boys needed equal time. :)

With any luck it will be out later this weekend.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

New in Shops: The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen

Meet a lady with ice in her heart, and who is as deadly as the frozen lands she rules. She is the Snow Queen and winter is her realm.

This beautiful taggers sized scrap kit was inspired in part by the tale of the Snow Queen. In includes 25 icy papers, and 111 frozen elements. Inside the Snow Queen's frosty kingdom, you'll find 10 ornaments, 9 paper stars, 8 snowflakes, 6 baubles, 6 candles, 5 ribbon frames, 5 snow frames, 5 round tags, 5 hollies, 5 poinsettia bows, 5 poinsettia flowers, 5 ribbons, 5 winter bells, 3 snow borders, 3 trees with snow, 2 holiday swags, 2 latice moons, 2 pine cones, 2 shooting stars, 2 snow queen flags, 2 snowflake gem curtains, 2 thorns, 1 castle, 1 Christmas bells, 1 ice pond, 1 icicle border, 1 snow jewel, 1 snow overlay, 1 snow pin, 1 snow staff and 2 Unicorn and 2 2 Snow Queen posers created by Outlaw by Design.

300 DPI, Personal Use only.

Beware of frostbite when you're playing with this one!

**Check out this awesome tutorial by Black Widow using this kit:

Snow Queen Tutorial

You can find the tutorial at Black Widow Creationz.

The Snow Queen is available at these fine stores:

Sophisti-Scraps Scrappetizing
Just 4 Taggers Scrappin Jungle
Scrapper's Secret

Saturday, November 14, 2009

New in Shops: Just Chillin'

Just Chillin

It's winter and who could resist these three little penguins out skating and enjoying a winter full of fun? You can join in too at the Gingertown Ice Rink where's there's plenty of snow and blowy activities! Plus fresh gingerbread cookies and hot cocoa to warm you up when your done playing in the cold stuff!

This adorable winter themed taggers kits includes 30 papers and 102 elements. Inside you'll find: 6 ornaments, 6 snowflakes, 5 candy frames, 5 snow frames, 5 tags, 5 bows, 5 beaded ribbons, 5 gingerbread cookies, 4 Christmas stars, 3 baubles, 3 bow & ribbons, 3 candy canes, 3 Christmas bulbs, 3 holly, 3 hot cocoa, 3 penguins, 3 poinsettia, 3 street lamps, 3 snowdrift borders, 2 crazed bells, 2 crazed snowmen, 2 ice pond, 2 ice skates, 2 Santa stars, 2 trees with snow, 2 winter bells, 2 winter birds, 1 string of Christmas lights, 1 decorated tree, 1 holiday swag, 1 icicle border, 1 man in the moon, 1 rental office, 1 sign post, 1 snow for sale, 1 snow overlay, and 1 snowscape.

Hats and mittens are optional.

300 DPI. Personal Use only please.

Just Chillin' is available at:

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Just Chillin

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Winter Solstice

I FINALLY finished my portion of the Scrapper's Secret Grand Opening Collab. This is a part of the collab you'll be able to get your hot little hands on starting November 27th:

Winter Solstice

My computer absolutely did not want to cooperate with me on this one. LOL.

I hope you like it. It should give you something to look forward to! :)

Vine Line

My cat, Miss Diamond, has a very soft meow, but for some reason, I can always hear her. I can be in the bedroom with the door closed and the air conditioner running and still hear her meow when she wants to come in. And it's more like "Mau", but...

I'm told cat's have superior hearing to ours and superior sense of smell as well. I had gotten up late last night to take some pain meds, and finish up the paperwork on the Winter Solstice kit and heard her ask to come in. As soon as I got up and walked to the door, Tristan, my tabby, goes romping past, chatting up a storm...

"Oh! I need to go out! I need to check the storm drain! I need to go check the canal! I need to go..."

I knew Miss Diamond was on the other side of that door and when I opened it, Tris as going to be in her face and she would not like that and I told him but he was so busy rambling on he wouldn't listen.

The look of surprise on his face when I opened the door and he saw the Demon Cat in front of him was priceless. I scooted him off to the left hand side of the door, but she still manage to get a claw or two into him.

They do love each other, she just doesn't like him getting in her face.

On a side note I was totally disgusted by the story of Sticky the Cat, who was found, wrapped from tail to neck in duct tape in a yard in Pennsylvania. Miss Diamond reports over at Diamond's Lair. Really makes me wish I could divorce myself from the human race.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Witch Doctor Tutorial!

Another awesome tut from Jessica at Gothic Inspirations using my Witch Doctor taggers kit! w00t!

Witch Doctor

She did a fab job as always. You can pick up the kit at any of my stores, but it's on sale at Stargazer Scraps for 65% off.

I'll be leaving Stargazers on the 25th and will be joining the team at Scrapper's Secret, which opens their doors on the December 27th. It was time for a change of pace.

So all my stuff is 65% off at Stargazers until November 25th.

You can find the tutuorial at Gothic Inspirations Tutorials!

I sent Jessica a CT blinkie as she's done some fab tuts for me! One of these days I'll actually put a Creative Team together. If you're interested in becoming a member of my Creative Team and getting my kits to work with for free, please send me an e-mail with CREATIVE TEAM CALL in the subject line, a short bit about yourself and a link to your tutorial site.

Vine Line

I've been rockin' on my blog train contributions, the latest getting my attention is the Scrapper's Secret Rockin' New Year's blog train. This one leaves the station on December 15th, so I'm way early, but I wanted to play with the color pallet.

Here's a sneak peak of what's in store for you on that one:

Rockin' New Years

Up coming trains:

Team Trouble Sportstacular train rolls out on November 23rd;
Gothic Inspirations Holiday Wishes train rolls out on December 1st;
Bits'N'Bob's Winter Wonderland train rolls out on December 1st;
Scrapper's Secret Rockin' New Years train rolls out on December 15th;
and last but certainly not least, Sophisti-Scraps Holiday Glitter train rolls out on December 15th as well.

Lots and lots of great freebie kits coming your way!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Weekend Cat Blogging #231

Let's Rock!

Rock it Baby!

Well, delicious, delicious! Katie starts out our weekend cat blogging round up with some delicious chili! Yum! Yum! I hope she saved some for me!

Check it out at Glogirly & Katie.

Next Gattina and crew stop by to admire my box-bed. It seems there's something missing over at My Cats and Funny Stories.

The Demon Cat has been outside all day, but Luna stopped by to keep me company. She is at home in the studio, and I don't think she ever goes out.

No munchies, but some beautiful sweet kitty faces over at Paulchen's Food Blog.

Over at Sidewalk Shoes, Patchouli has a choice for you to make. I didn't feel it was much of a choice!


Over at Judi's Mind Over Matter, Jules, another House Panther, poses for the camera.

Perhaps they are having too much good food, but Kaz's Cats are regurgitating. They sent me a post on Three New Things from February of 2008? I think they are three old things now - sort of like the massage therapist is an old thing.

Rosa's Yummy Yums presents us with some yummy tabby pictures! Tabbies are always yummy!

tabby toes

So are tabby toes!

That's it for this round up! Need more cats? The Cat Boys are hosting This week's Bad Kitty Cats festival of chaos, while, Nikita has the big wheel spinning with the Carnival of Cats.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Weekend Cat Blogging #231

Weekend Cat Blogging

Vine Line

Got Box?

Oh Hai! Sir Tristan Tabby Cat Longtail here! As you can see, I have finally found a box that fits my mancatly physic. As a mancat, I have found that it is important to have a box big enough to accommodate your mancatliness. Plus it really impresses the lady cats!

Got Box?

The Demon Cat and I are hosting Weekend Cat Blogging this weekend here at Digicats. Got a cat related post? Leave a comment below with a link to be included in our Sunday Round Up!

Vine Line

My friend, and fellow Floridian, Ms. Ginger is an avid scrapbooker. She is also an innercity Kindergarten teacher. Every year she tries to get 100 post cards for her class by the 100th day of school.

If you could help, and send her a postcard from where ever you are in the world, it would be greatly appreciated. The kids love getting these cards, especially from distant places like England, Germany and Austrialia that they'll probably never get to see in their lifetime.

The address to send your cards to is:

Ms. Brown's Class
Greynolds Park Elementary
1536 N.E. 179th Street
North Miami Beach, FL 33162

You can visit Ms. Ginger on the web at:

Thanks so much for helping out!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Now In Stores: Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve

Remember Christmas Eve when you were a kid? All the beautiful decorations were up and everyone was behaving themselves, waiting for Santa. Did you stay up late, hoping to catch a glimpse of the big man? Or did you go to bed early, so that the night would go quicker and you could get on to the present opening in the morning?

Christmas Eve is a beautiful taggers kit done in shades of green and blue and evokes the peacefulness of the season, and magic of the holiday glitter. It comes with 20 beautiful papers, but 98 sparkling elements. Inside you'll find 9 paper stars, 8 frames, 8 ornaments, 5 tags, 5 ribbons, 5 bows, 5 bulbs, 5 pressies, 5 wraps, 4 Christmas cookies, 3 candles, 2 candy canes, 2 candy rings, 2 Christmas windows, 2 corner bows, 2 Poinsettias, 2 Santa faces, 2 stockings, 2 train cars, 2 winter bells, 1 bench, 1 set of holiday lights, 1 Christmas star, 1 Christmas tree, 1 holly, 1 lights, 1 Man in the Moon, 1 mistletoe, 1 Rudolf, 1 Santa's boot, 1 Santa's sack, 1 star swag, 1 star cluster, 1 toy soldier, 1 wooden doll, 1 wreath, and 2 adorable cookie posers created by MediEvil Creations.

300 DPI, Personal use only.

Why wait for Christmas when you can unwrap this present to yourself now?

This kit has been retired and is now available as a FREEBIE HERE.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Autumn Blessings CU Freebie

Autumn Blessings

Chooo! Chooo!

The Gothic Inspirations Autumn Blessing Blog Train has now left the station! Welcome aboard and I hope you're having a good time, snagging all the great CU freebies this train has to offer.

For my portion of the train, I've brought you a bit of a mix:

Six Gradients in PSP and PS formats
Four Frames 2600 x 2000 pxls
Four Candle Sets 1994 x 1038
Fuzzlee Turkey template 594 x 369*

Theres also a sample Fuzzlee Turkey included. The template is saved in both .psd and .pspimage formats.

This CU pack is for you to use in your digital scrap kits. You may not repackage or resell these items in any graphics collections, individually or collectively. They must be part of a kit which is being sold for personal use only (to the end user).

You may make freebie from my CU products for give away as long as they conform to my terms of use.

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 "Thanks" - no quotes.

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

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Be sure to visit the rest of the stops on the Autumn Blessings blog train. And be sure to leave a thank you for all the talented designers who came together to bring you these great freebies. Your thanks is the fuel that keeps these blog trains running.

Gothic Inspirations Blog Train

Jessica with: Gothic Inspirations
Julie with: Bits N Bobs
Jill with: Created By Jill
Dianna with: Digicats (& Dogs) <-- You are here!
Jen with: GF Designz
Laura with: Laura's Designz
Sky with: Sky's Scraps
Alyssa with: Alyssa's Scraps & Such
Ann with: Addicted 2 Scrapz
Natasha with: Sticky Kisses Designs
Melinda with: Melinda's Designs
Cora with: Pimpd Designz
Mystee with: Intoxxikate Intentionz By Mystee
Nette and Sherra with: Nette and Sherra's Scraps
Tracy with: Scrap Anonymous
Judy with: Winter's Loft
Pia with: Digital Blue Print
Rebecca & Elisabeth with: Candy Coated Scraps
Jo with: Creationz By Jo
Rachel with: Rachels Expressionz
Twinky with: Twinky Dezines
Kelly with: Angels Designz

Remember that we are not all on the same time zone, so if you stop by a blog and their part is not up yet, please be patient and stop back later!

Remember that you can keep up with all the latest Digicats news and freebies just by liking us on Facebook, or following us on Twitter!

Autumn Mage - Dianna

* Before you tell me this is not full sized, fuzzlees are not intended to be large elements at any time. They are small fuzzy balls with eyes. They don't get much larger than this.