To coordinate with my Autumn Romance Quick Page given away late Sunday/early Monday I have for you the cluster frame portion of the quick page, in case you just want the frame to use on your own layouts and backgrounds. All you have to do is design the background and plop this frame onto your page and stick a photo behind it and you’re done! I had a lot of fun designing this frame, which was why I wanted to give it away separately from the quick page as well. It could be used in so many other autumn layouts!
Download my Autumn Romance Cluster Frame HERE!
The background papers you see in the preview here are just there for show. All that comes in this package is the frame itself. Be sure to check out yesterday’s Autumn Romance Quick Page if you’re looking for those background papers :)
Hope you like it :)
I missed Freebie Friday again! Let me apologize, it’s been a busy weekend! Friday I worked all day and then had to hurry home to clean up a bit so that someone from the company that built our home could come by for their scheduled 1 year walkthrough inspection/check up. Then I had to bake several dozen cookies for a cookie exchange I went to on Saturday with my friends Michelle, Kim and Kirsten. WOW was I ever experiencing a sugar hangover this morning! So here I am late on a Sunday night trying to make up for missing Freebie Friday. Oops!
The freebie I have for you today is a fall layout that I designed a bit ago that I call Autumn Romance. Today I have the quick page for you and tomorrow I’ll have another little goodie that goes along with it. I made this one to showcase a really good photo (I think) of Lucas and I when we took a little fall rollerblading trip around downtown Calgary a few weeks back. It was the perfect fall day! I know winter is just around the corner, but you can savor fall for just a little longer with my Autumn Romance quick page. :)
Download my Autumn Romance quick page HERE!
I hope you like it :) Be sure to check back tomorrow for a coordinating piece you might also enjoy. Sorry for being late! Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.
So I’ve got some really cool stuff to share with you today. Not a freebie, but something even better — a page created by a reader of the pink toque craft blog using a lot of my past freebie giveaways, and another blog award! How exciting, huh? :D
First of all, Lauren created this beautiful page for her son’s Fall Festival. Isn’t it absolutely gorgeous? She used my chalk alpha, pinktoque dots font, the chalkboard background paper and some elements from my Asparagus freebie, too! You may even notice some of my freebie crayons and one of my notepaper tags, too! The awesome notebook that Lauren used was created by Pamela of DigiTreats. SO cool! I love this page and love that Lauren took the time to share it with me AND give me permission to share it here with all of you :) Thanks, Lauren! It’s absolutely stunning.
Also this week I received another blog award. This one is the Fabulous award, given to me by the very sweet and talented Knit Purl Gurl over at Scrap Paper Scissors! How lucky am I? It’s been such a wonderful week. Thank you so much for the award, KPG! :D And I don’t know about you, but WOW isn’t her blog design FABULOUS?! It looks so professional! I love her blog; you should totally check her out!
The instructions for the award are that I need to list 5 addictions and pass the award on to 5 deserving bloggers. So here goes!
Congrats, award recipients! Hope you’re having a great week :)
Happy Belated Freebie Friday! Sorry I missed getting this posted yesterday. It’s just a quickie freebie, and this time it’s even commercial use friendly! Today’s download includes a set of CU crochet paper overlays. Add them on top of colours or embellishment/paper shapes or layer colours on top of them and play with the various blending modes to achieve the crochet paper look that suits your fancy :)
Four overlays included, photographed by moi. Please don’t forget to read the CU TOU included with the download. Enjoy! I’d love to see some crochet papers you create with this one. This week’s set was inspired by my recent crochet projects as I try to get gifts done in time for the holidays.
Download my CU Crochet Paper Overlays HERE!
My husband Lucas turned 30 a few weeks back and his birthday wish was for me to make him a matching toque and scarf. I finished the toque on time but just recently finished the scarf over last weekend’s disappointing Chicago Bears loss to the Packers. (*grumbles*). He loves the set so much that he even blogged about it. I’m so happy that I’ve made something he really enjoys and uses daily now that our Canadian weather is getting colder. It’s nothing fancy, but he loves it and that’s all that matters!
Have a fabulous weekend :)
Finally!! I know it’s been a month since my last tutorial and I meant to get this up a few weeks ago, but as I’m sure you all have experienced… life got busy. Anyway, here is my final tutorial that I have planned for My Memories Suite digital scrapbooking software by Polaroid. I say final only because I can’t think of any other topics to do a tutorial on within the software. If you think of something you’d like me to explain or demonstrate let me know and I’d be happy to make more tutorials :)
This fourth installment of my tutorial series shows you how to achive the layered paper look within the program. Not only does it show you how to layer background papers but it also shows you how you can turn those simple square or rectangular background papers into various shapes, too, when you layer.
If you’d rather watch this on YouTube so you can bookmark it to watch when convenient, head on over to YouTube, where you can also choose to watch in high quality.
Hope you enjoy this latest tutorial and it helps you out. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask here by replying on the thread or send me an email: craftblog at pinktoque dot com. Oh and special thank to all of you that enjoyed and downloaded my The Road Not Taken quick page on Friday. Glad you liked it! :) Have a great week!
Updated January 28, 2009: I am now part of the affiliate program and can offer readers of my craft blog who enjoyed this tutorial a $10 discount on the My Memories Suite software, plus an additional $10 to spend in the MMS online store! To get the discount, click the banner link in the upper right corner/sidebar of my blog (Where it says “Get My Memories Suite”) or the link below, and use coupon/promo code STMMMS21122. Enjoy! :D
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I bet you thought I’d forgotten about Freebie Friday, eh? Truth be told, I almost did! Lol. I blame World of Warcraft and their newest expansion that released Thursday. *cough* I mean… I’m not a gaming nerd, nooooo.
Anyway, today’s freebie is a nice autumn flavoured quick page that I call “The Road Not Taken.” I created this page specifically for a photo of our two dogs waking together on a hiking trail up in the beautiful Canadian Rockies a month ago. I added the text, “And I took the one less traveled by” which is a quote from Robert Frost’s famous poem The Road Not Taken, published in 1916. You can see my finished version of the quick page in use at my digital scrapbook here. It turned out pretty nice with that particular picture of Oliver and Winston, don’t you think?
Download my Road Not Taken quick page HERE!
I hope you enjoy this quick page goodie and can find a fall photo suitable of using with it. Happy Freebie Friday and have a wonderful weekend :)
Happy Remembrance Day/Veteran’s Day, everyone! Hopefully you’ve taken the time to stop and thank those veterans and currently enlisted who have protected our countries and our freedoms. As a special thank you, I have created a little mini pack that I call “Flanders Fields.” It features visions of poppy fields and those all-too-familiar poppies that we pin to our shirts and coats this time of year to say thank you and remember those who have lost their lives protecting us. Includes 3 papers and 5 embellishments. I even scanned my own poppy for this project!
Download my “Flanders Fields” mini pack HERE!
Hope you enjoy this latest personal use freebie and have a wonderful day. Thank you, veterans!
Happy Freebie Friday!
Today is my husband’s birthday, and since he is a computer geek (well, we both are) I thought it would be appropriate to share a “geeky” freebie today: my Computer Keys alpha! The set includes all 26 letters and numbers plus punctuation and a few novelty keys like “DELETE” or “HOME.” It will make the perfect finishing touch to your more technologically gifted layouts. Today Lucas turns the big 3-0 and to celebrate we’re going out to dinner this evening. Tomorrow my friend Michelle and I are hosting a birthday party here at the house, but the only stipulation Lucas gave was that the theme of the party had to be more like he was turning 3 instead of 30. Our vision of that is kiddie themed decorations, cupcakes and games like pin the tail on the donkey or something. As long as it includes lots of cutesy crepe paper, balloons and goodie bags, we’re set!
Download my Computer Keys Alpha HERE!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend :) Thanks for stopping by, and hope you enjoy the freebie.
Hi everyone :)
Today I wanted to share a very generous blog award that I received from my friend Nani over at The Chronicles of Nani: the Kreativ Blogger award!
The award calls for me listing 7 things that I love and passing it on to 7 people who I think deserve it. First, my seven things:
1. football (go Bears!)
2. hockey (go Flames!)
3. my boys: Lucas, Oliver and Winston
5. cadbury chocolate
6. my computer
Congrats! Also today I wanted to release another freebie font — this time it’s for PERSONAL USE ONLY (my last one was commercial use but this one is just personal use please) and it’s called LesleyK Print — coming in regular and bold print :) I made this one myself, too, and it’s of my actual handwriting!Â How cool is that? :) I hope you enjoy it.
Download my LesleyK Print personal use freebie font HERE.
Are you watching the U.S. elections? We are! Guess we’ll all know very soon who the next president will be. Anyway, see you back here Friday (my husband’s birthday!) for another fun freebie :) Take care!
Happy Halloween everyone! Today for Freebie Friday I have a spooktacular Halloween-themed hanging cluster frame for you :) All you have to do is add your own background and insert a photo behind the frame and voila! It’s the perfect complement to any of your spooky celebration layouts this holiday.
Anyone going trick-or-treating tonight? What are you dressing up as? We most likely will not participate in the festivities this year. As much as I love opening the door and greeting cute little trick-or-treaters in their costumes and giving out candy, our dogs get really stressed out and I’d rather not have to deal with that. Not to mention anyone that comes to the door will be scared away the moment they start barking out the little side window — they sound so ferocious, but really they’re harmless. It just gets them really excited when someone is at the door. Poor Oliver flips out if he hears a doorbell on the television, let alone added to the excitement of someone actually being at the door, too. So I think for this year we’ll have to pass :(
Anyway, you can download my hanging Halloween cluster frame HERE!
Have fun (and be safe!) out there tonight — Happy Halloween! Hope you enjoy the freebie :)