Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Home to Your Heart Freebie

I feel like spreading the love today so here is an overlay and a coordinating glitter heart. Enjoy them. The overlay is 12" high so it'll work for a full page layout. The quote reads: When you look back at your past, look tenderly and gently at all you have been through. Look with the eyes of your soul. See that each experience was necessary to bring you home to your heart.

To download, click the preview or click here.

Friday, April 24, 2009

New at the So Digital Shop + Freebie Add-On!

New at the So Digital Shop: Victorian Afternoon digital scrapbook set for $5.00. This set includes 11 papers, all are 300dpi and 12x12 format, as well as 43 elements (not all are shown in the preview.)

I am also happy to give you a freebie from this set. It includes 2 papers and 4 elements not included in the set for sale. I had a lot of fun with these elements in my poetry poster and I hope you enjoy them too!
To download, click the preview or click here.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Freebie! Game Night

Here is a preview for everyone to enjoy! This set is my first "kit". I hope everyone likes it and don't forget that there was an Add-On posted a few months ago with cute monkeys and circus cards.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Odds & Ends Freebie!

Hi all, I haven't posted a freebie in awhile, so here's a bunch of odds and ends from my scrapbooking desk. I scanned these items. They are just an odd mish-mash of things you might find useful, like the metal letters, coins and keys I used in the preview, but there are also straight pins, paper clips, paper items and mixed metal items. These are early attempts at extracting scanned items, I hope I got them cleaned up as well as possible...enjoy!

Click preview to download, or click here.

And here is a fabulous layout by my dear friend Trixie using elements from this set:

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Easter Greetings!

I am just writing a short note, as I need to get to bed. We are going to try a sunrise service at a new church tomorrow and I have to get up and get ready by 6:15. Anyway, the "Easter Bunny" has just finished hiding eggs and putting out baskets. I am sure the kids will be excited in the morning.

I took them to the circus today! I remember going to the circus once when I was a little girl. This is the second time Sis has gone and Lola's first time. We will continue to go each year, I want this to be a special memory of something they shared with me. Besides, I'm a big kid and I love the circus!

Gotta get to bed. I finally finished my Egypt posters, it's the first triple poster display, big but cool. I also made myself a new wallpaper. What do you think?

Sunday, April 5, 2009

I've just gotta show you!

A few years ago I found our family crest and name history online and had a scroll printed and framed for my father-in-law. I was looking for ideas for a title page for my most recent 12x12 scrapbook and I realized that our family crest would be perfect. Unfortunately I didn't scan the crest before the scroll was framed. So here I am, with this great idea (the crest framed out by an 8" chipboard "O" for our last name) and no way to get it.

But then it occured to me that I could make the crest myself on my computer. Here it is. I used bits and pieces from all over the internet to create this, I LOVE it and it looks awesome printed on vellum. From the research I did, I was able to figure out the shield is a chief -- which is determined by the way the field is divided. It means dominion, authority, wisdom, achievement in battle. Ours is white on top and green on bottom. The green means hope, joy and loyalty in love. The white means sincerity and peace. The griffin means valient soldier, to the death. The sheep either mean gentleness and patience under suffering or authority. depending on whether or not they are ewes or rams. I don't know which. The lions are rampant lions -- depending on the direction they face they are called different names -- and they mean dauntless courage. The helmet means wisdom, strength or invulnerability. Pretty cool, I'd say.

I wanted to do a freebie kit with heraldry elements so everyone could easily make their own, but there are so many different things that go into a crest with countless variations, that I just don't think I could have done it justice. Here is a good site for learning more, and there are countless sites on the internet that can help you research your own family's crest.