Today marks the last day before Christmas/winter holiday break for a lot of people, including teachers and students! Today was the last day of guest teaching for me and I was lucky to have my most favourite of all grade 1 class as my last day. Now it’s the last day before holidays, but it’s also my last day of guest teaching because I was given a full time kindergarten teaching contract that starts up on January 5th after the break. YAY! It’s about time, eh? It’s a small private school in downtown Calgary and I am really excited.
So for the freebie this week I wanted to present you with a set I made a little while back that I absolutely love. With holiday baking being a very important part of the holiday season, I thought you would all enjoy a holiday baking set. This personal use freebie includes a cookie sheet and three different shapes of sugar cookies — bell, star and tree — that come in four different decorated versions — plain, flour powdered, frosted and sprinkled with sugar — to grace your baking scrap pages this season. That’s 12 different cookies + a bonus gingerbread man I added, too. There’s even a piece of waxed paper and a freebie paper included of a countertop (our countertop, lol) so you’ll have all you need to create a beautiful baked good layout this Christmas.
Download my Holiday Baking freebie HERE! Don’t forget to read the personal TOU included.
I hope everyone has a very merry holiday season! Things will probably slow down around here for awhile as I get adjusted with the new job and such. Happy New Year and best wishes!
As I’m sure most of you are experiencing, December is a very busy time of the year. I’m having a hard time keeping up around here mostly because I’m working so hard to get my Christmas gifts made (just one project left to go now, woo!) along with doing Christmas cards, the usual holiday baking, etc. etc. etc. How is it that December seems to sneak up out of nowhere and suddenly it’s Christmas?
I have a little freebie for you today; I wanted to have something birthday-related because tomorrow I turn the big 2-9 (*wince*) but I haven’t had time to devote to creating new digital scrapbooking goodies so I’ve resorted to putting up something I made a month or so ago and have had sitting in my “ready to release” folder. These glass mosaic tiles are just some extra frills for you to use on your pages: there’s 12 different colours and three different styles of tile… full square, half squares (triangles) and smaller rectangular tiles. That’s 36 tiles for you to arrange however you’d like to create a neat mosaic design in your scrapbook!
Download my Glass Mosaic Tiles HERE! (and don’t forget to read the personal use TOU included.)
I don’t know what the weather is like where you are, but we’ve been pummeled lately with snow. Last week we received a little over a half foot, and then this weekend the temperature dropped to a high of -20 (not including windchill) and we’ve received around a foot of snow with more coming tomorrow supposedly. It’s so cold! We managed to dig out the car and go out for sushi at our favourite place close to home this evening for my birthday dinner, but we don’t plan to leave the house tomorrow if we can help it. It’s kinda nice feeling snowed in, but at the same time I can’t help but think about the drive to work on Monday morning. Ugh!
I hope to update shortly with a bunch of my finished projects. I handmade something for everyone in my family this year and on top of that, Lucas and I made special handmade keepsakes for our family and close friends that attended our Las Vegas wedding back in June. I can’t wait to give them to their recipients! Once I do you’ll be sure to see what all we made right here on the blog :) Enjoy the freebie and your weekend :)
Yay it’s Freebie Friday! And look! I managed to remember this week :)
This week’s freebie is a quick page that I call “Messy Desk.”Â It’s an ode to my own messy desk right now as I realize Christmas is just around the corner and all of my Christmas gift crafts are not yet finished. I haven’t even begun to think about Christmas cards yet, and if I don’t get mailing soon… my gifts and cards won’t arrive on time. Ack! So I’ve been busy and crafty and thought this quick page would be the perfect touch for this week.
Download my “Messy Desk” Quick Page freebie HERE!
Can YOU believe that Christmas is just a few weeks away? I sure can’t. Is anyone out there done with everything? Done shopping and Christmas cards finished or nearly finished? If so, I don’t want to hear it! Haha, just kidding – that’s great, and I wish I had your energy to burn to get through my stuff in time! Good luck prepping for the holidays and enjoy the freebie :)
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.
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!
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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.