New Freebie: “Summer Fun”

Ah, a glorious morning here in sunny Florida!  There is something about mornings.  The birds are singing a chorus to welcome in the new day.  Dew is slowly dissipating from the grass, as the sun slowly rises.  In a few hours, old ‘Sol’ will be glaring down upon us as it bakes the earth beneath our feet.  But, up til then, everything feels so fresh and new.  Yeah!  Right!  About the only thing new about the day is getting to sleep in.  LOL  On weekends, the children are early risers, so, there is no lazing around beneath the sheets.  But, come Monday, when everyone returns to school or work, it’s quiet and peaceful.  I love this time!  I stayed in bed a mite too long this morning.  ‘Cause, now it is after noon. Sorry about that.

Things are still in the works for my website.  I know.  I know.  Anyone else would have theirs up and running by now.  The dude who handles all my PC stuff is working on it.  Some years back he was certified in Microsoft.  Obviously, things have changed.  So, he is in school now.   He and a classmate are getting this web-business up and running.  They only really lack experience.  So, I am not in any hurry just so it gives my friend time to go through and figure things out, set them up, whatever.  I figure my site is as good a place as any for him to play around with.  I know he will do me right.  He is good about that.  So, all I can tell you is that later this week he is coming over to get me tuned in and all that jazz.  Perhaps, by weeks end, the new site will be up.

As it’s late, I will go ahead and give you the new freebie and save my gab for another day. This month’s theme is “Summer Fun”.  I think the soft, pastel colors will appeal to many.  Today, Miss Edna and I give you the QP’s.  Then, for the next two Mondays, we will give you the kit parts for you to create your own layouts.  You end up with a total of twelve(12) parts between Miss Edna’s parts and mine.  So, without further adieu, here are Parts 1 and 2, together.  Click on the preview to go to Minus to download.  Then, if you haven’t been to Miss Edna’s Place yet, click on her preview to go to her blog for her two parts.

Parts 1 and 2

Miss Edna’s Place

And, that will do it!  I hope you enjoy!

Until next time,

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Final Parts Freebie and Links

Greetings, All!  I hope my post today finds you in good health and good spirits.  Busy, busy, busy!  LOL  There is so much going on right now.  Changes!  I don’t handle changes very well.  I like to be in my own comfort zone and change intimidates me.  But, I manage, as does everyone.

The first big change is my new blog/site.  It’s coming along and  I could have probably posted this there.  I still am unsure of too many thing, though, to feel comfortable doing that yet.  My friend is helping me as well as a couple of dear friends online.  Every bit of help they have given has been so wonderful!  I’m one of those people who has to understand the concept of something before I get it ‘down’.  LOL  In my mind, it has to make sense.  Of course, this isn’t always possible.  There are lots of things we do that don’t make sense!  LOL  Anyway, I am working on the new site and will definitely have a notice prepared when I do get moved.

The next big change is my group, Digital Whisper.  Well, it isn’t my group, but, it is my ‘home’.  There have been some changes there, but, now, it has been decided that DW will merge with her ‘sister’ site, Creative Souls.  Creative Souls is a wonderful place!  The talent there is awesome!  DW was actually a group that was derived from CS.  Where CS is all about any kind of art, DW was more about Digital art.  By merging in together, we hope to corner the market.  LOL  Nah!  Just kidding.  But, we should have a little bit of something for all artists!

On the personal front, more changes.  I started back on treatments, ditched some excess ‘baggage’ and there have been some changes with the grandchildren.  It’s all good.  Just tedious!  When things get like this, I have to stop and tell myself, “One foot in front of the other…”  Life goes on.  It would be nice if I could just find a nice, quiet place to hide, but, it isn’t going to happen!  LOL

It has been such a long time since I posted any links for you all.  I have a list going so I thought I would share a couple here, then, I can do another post with the rest.  The first one is for one download.  The site, Vectorian, offers a mega set of vectors for a small fee.  There is also a ‘sampler’ pack and it is free.  For you Photoshop users, vectors can be used!  They will open in PS, then, as you will see when you open one, you’ll be given a chance to ‘rasterize’ it so PS can work with it.   Vectors really open up a ton of possibilities for design!  Check out the freebie here, then, if so decided, you can pick up the entire set.

Next is Brenda’s Scrap Designs.  Brenda is so talented!  Have a look at her blog and all the pretties!  What I enjoy most, though, is her ‘Styles’.  Though there isn’t a ‘search’ box, her blog only goes back to January of this year, so, it isn’t too difficult to go back through the posts to find them all.  On your way, you can see all the pretty kits and other items she makes.  I think you will be impressed!  I sure am!

One more, Background Labs.  Obviously, this site is devoted to backgrounds one can use for their sites, blogs and designs.  What I found unique about this site is their way of organizing the designs.  You can visit each page by colour or theme.  There are both the image and the ‘Pattern’ file.  The ‘.pat’ files can be used directly by loading them into the ‘Patterns’ File Manager in Photoshop.  The selection of patterns is phenomenal!  Check it out!

Finally, what you’ve patiently awaited.  I have the last two ‘parts’ of “Monkey See, Monkey Do” for you, plus, some extras that I made and didn’t put in with the other files.  In other words, I made too much – again!  LOL   If you missed previous links, they are all still available.

Click on the first preview, the ‘elements’, for Part 5, and, then, the second preview, the ‘papers’ for Part 6.  Then, if you haven’t visited Miss Edna’s Place, click on her preview to go to her blog for her two parts.

Part 5

Part 6

Miss Edna’s Place

I have put these into so you can download them.  Each image is linked.

Circus Banners

Circus Parade

Circus Tickets

That’s a gonna do it for this month’s freebie!  I hope to be sending you an anouncement soon for my new site!  Until then,



New Freebie Collab: ‘Monkey See, Monkey Do’

Good Monday, everyone!  Gosh!  It seems like forever between posts!  The truth is, I am not happy with this set-up.  I actually find myself missing Blogger.  It was just so much easier.  I had no idea Word Press was so ‘involved’.  LOL  I knew I would have to learn some web stuff, but, it isn’t working out for me at this time.  Maybe if things were calmer I could tackle that, but, everything is always so up in the air.  I have several opportunities to get on with some folks on their sites, with a great deal of storage and with their semi-support.  (I can’t take up their time all the time!  LOL)  I have a domain, but, I don’t know how to sync everything together.  I want the ease of Blogger, the individuality of a private domain and support for whatever I do.  Anyone know of such a place?  LOL  C’est la vie!

I have to go out and about in a little while, so, I won’t take long, here.  Miss Edna and I have a new free collaboration kit for you this month, ‘Monkey See, Monkey Do’.  It was fun working on it for all the graphics and festivity that I associate with monkeys, like circuses!  I love the designs that come out of the circus.  The bright colors and the gold swirls are so typically circus-style.  If only the animals were given better treatment!

Today, we give you the first two parts, the 2 QP’s.  Click on the preview below to go to Minus to download.  Then, for the next two Mondays this month, come back and get the remaining 4 parts, 2 each Monday.  After downloading the QP’s, be sure to click on Miss Edna’s preview to go to her blog if you haven’t been there yet.

Miss Edna’s preview (click to visit her blog):

I hope you enjoy this fun kit!  I shall see you next Monday!



Final Parts “Monet’s Garden” Freebie and Links

Hello, there!  Another fine Monday morning, here in sunny Florida.  I do hope it is lovely where you are.  Who could ask for more?  It’s beautiful outside my window!  I may even have to walk the pooch just to enjoy it better!  LOL

One day last week, my granddaughter, who is 5 and just the perfect specimen of a little girl – dress-up, princesses and la-de-dah – had our pup, Sasha, out on the leash.  I was keeping watch on her, from my desk in my room, through my window, but, had not realized yet that she had the dog outside.  I looked up and saw my Granddaughter running full-tilt-boogie towards the main street.  We live in the third house in from a rather busy avenue!  I started yelling for her as I ran to the door.  I still did not know she had the dog outside at this point.  I flew out the door just in time to see her round the corner at the avenue and out of my site.  I had no clue as to why she just suddenly took off!

There happened to be a couple in the yard of the church across the street from my house.  They could see her from where they were, but, I could not.  They realized this and were reporting to me until I got where I could see.  “She stopped!”   “It’s okay!”  I was going as fast as I could with my bum back and all.  I could see cars slowing down, but, not what they were slowing for, other than the child and the dog, which were out of my view.  I was so scared!  I fully expected to find an accident with the dog when I got to where I could see.

When I rounded the corner, finally, there was a truck stopped, with flashers on, in the right-hand lane, blocking traffic.  The driver was out of his truck, holding the dog’s leash and comforting my granddaughter – up on the sidewalk.  Whew!  I took the child’s hand and the driver, after much gratitude from me, handed the leash over to me and I took the dog and my granddaughter home.  It was so rewarding to see that a community was helping me look out for my loved ones.  This guy had stopped to help.  Other cars had slowed way down.  Thank goodness!  Human nature can be so wonderful sometimes!

What tickled me so much, if anything about this situation was ticklish, was seeing that tiny little girl, in her long, dress-up dress, running for all she was worth, after her pup!  The dog had pulled loose from my granddaughter, but, she was right behind her!  I applauded her responsibility to the situation, but, told her she needed to tell an adult next time.  I was very proud of her – just cautious!  That scenario could have ended much worse!  I never knew those short little-girl legs could run so fast!  LOL  It was a sight I won’t soon forget!  LOL

Alrighty, then!  LOL  I have promised you some links for a while now.  I am going to slip them in here, before I give you the last parts to ‘Monet’s Garden’.  The links I offer you are to sites I have found in my visits around the internet that I think you may like.  Most of them are for design-related resources and/or images that one can use for scrapbooking pages and journals.  Ready?  M’kay!

First, I offer you  “EKDuncan:  My Fanciful Muse”, a vintage image and design site where you can snag some really sweet goodies.  Evelyn has the vintage touch, even with her blog design.  She posts some very nice vintage fashion images and some wonderful inspiration.  Check out these ladies in the latest vintage fashions:

Check it out!

Next is a DeviantArt artist who keeps the world supplied with every imaginable accessory to living – in .png format!  LOL  Bluesse.DeviantArt is a wonderful site to visit!  A good majority of the offerings are vintage or retro.  There are sets of Steampunk, floral, Victorian and antique, to name but a few styles of objects.  Here is one set, birdcages:

Each individual image is on a transparent background and all of them range in size from around 500-1000 pxs in size, or larger.  Plan on spending an afternoon there as she has just so much!  But, it will be an afternoon well spent!

This one, PicGifs, is a ‘clip-art’ site much like so many of the rest of those sites.   There are loads of ‘.gifs’, animated emoticons, in addition to a plethora of graphics for any occasion.  But, what really caught my eye was their alphabets!  I thought they’d be nice for the blog.

Click here for more graphics and gifs! Click here for more graphics and gifs! Click here for more graphics and gifs! Click here for more graphics and gifs!

Some of the gifs are animated; some are not.  Their images are cute, either way.  Creating the ‘table’ to show an entire word was a bit of a trick, but, I wanted you to see the possibilities.  I got the ‘how-to’ from ‘Lissa Explains It All’ website.  LEIA is a site that offers directions for almost everything in HTML.  Written by a teen, at the time, I can understand her language!  Anyhow, go to PicGifs and see what all there is – I think you’ll enjoy it!

The last link for today’s post is ‘Mel Stampz’.  From the title, you may see that this is a ‘stamping’ site.   What I enjoy is all of the great patterns this lady has made and shares on her Flick’r pages.  I’m just going to show you this from her blog and leave it up to you!  I am sure you know what to do!  LOL  Check it out!

Mel is very liberal with her terms, too!

Okay!  That is about all I have for today.  There are more – I just don’t want to ramble on too much in one post.  I’ll share others soon!

Now, for the final parts to ‘Monet’s Garden’.  Be sure to go back to previous posts to collect the rest of this kit.  All of my goodies are still available for download in fact.  Just scroll through and have fun!

Click on the first preview, the elements, to download Part 5, and the second preview, the papers, for Part 6.  Then, click on Miss Edna’s preview to go to her blog to download her two parts, if you haven’t already.

Part 5

Part 6

Miss Edna’s Preview

And, that is it!  Be sure to return as each and every month, Miss Edna and I make a freebie kit for you.  We give it away, two parts at a time, each, for three Mondays of each month, until you have it all – a total of 12 parts.

I hope you can use something of the information and links I give you today.  As always, if  you have any questions, just ask and I will do my best to answer quickly.

Until then,




Freebie – ‘Monet’s Garden’

Hi, All!  I’m having one of those days!  LOL  Sorry I am so late posting.  I am down in my back.  I’m just going to post the new parts to ‘Monet’s Garden’ and call it a day.  Okay?  I’ll come back when things are better.

Here are the third and fourth parts of this kit.  Click on the Element’s preview for Part 3 and the Papers preview for Part 4.


Part 4

Then, click on Miss Edna’s preview, below, to go to her blog for her two parts if you haven’t already.

I promise to return with some links for you.  Until then,