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Fall Foliage Edger Papers Freebie

Posted in Freebies, Scrapbooking , on September 27, 2008 ,
My Fall Foliage Textured Edged Papers

My Fall Foliage Textured Edged Papers

DigiFree picked me up at this new blog address today so the move actually feels complete now, yay!  In celebration of my new craft blog location and the official move, I’ve got a little fall themed freebie for you.  This is a very special freebie because tomorrow I’ll be releasing my very first commercial use freebie ever, which will be a set of templates that I used to create these lovely personal use Fall Foliage Edger Papers I’m giving you today.  So today you can snag this PU freebie to see what you can do when you get your hands on my CU edge templates freebie tomorrow!  This set includes 5 edged and textured papers in 5 beautiful fall colours and will complement your fall layouts beautifully this month.  They were created as 3600 x 3600 pixels, but one side is a bit shorter to accommodate the decorative edge.  Layer them in your layouts for a distinctive autumn flair. I really love the orange leafy one and the brown retro-ish circles one :)

Download my Fall Foliage Textured Edger Papers HERE.

My CU Paper Edgers Freebie

My CU Paper Edgers Freebie

Stay tuned tomorrow — you won’t want to miss the set of cu templates!  Want a sneak peak?  Of course you do!  Tomorrow’s cu freebie will include 12 edgers that you can use for just about anything.  They’re can easily be used with an overlay along the edge of your scrapping paper to create fabulous decorative-cut paper like the ones I’m giving away today.  I’ve also added a bonus paper in the kit using one of the edgers you’ll get as an example of one way you can use them.  I went for something pink and grungy, which seems to be very popular these days :wink: See you back here tomorrow!

Celebrating the Blog Move with a QP Freebie!

Posted in Freebies, Scrapbooking , on September 26, 2008 ,
Freebie Friday at the pink toque craft blog

Preview of my Sushi Bar Quick Page - kit by Irene Alexeeva

Preview of my Sushi Bar Quick Page - kit by Irene Alexeeva

You’re going to want to update your bookmarks… The pink toque craft blog has officially moved to its new location at http://craftblog.pinktoque.com.  Please make a note of it and update your bookmarks!

Obviously a lot has changed around here in the past 24 hours or so!  I decided to switch my blog over to a WordPress hosted blog versus the old Blogger format and site I was using previously.  By hosting the craft blog myself using WordPress’ engine I have total control over themes, layout and design.  Speaking of which, I hope you like the new layout. :smile: The theme is called “Desk Mess” by Laptop Geek, but as you can see, I made a lot of graphic changes to it so that it looks more like what my crafty desk “mess” looks like. ;) Some things around here are the same just in a new format, such as the navigation on the right, but two new things I’ve put together include the pages that you can access across the top of the site.  One is for my freebies which talks about my TOU and compiles all of my freebies in one spot so you can quickly sift through anything I’ve given away on my blog previously.  You can also read a little bit more about me on the about page. Fun stuff!

Anyway, to celebrate the blog move I of course have a freebie for you.  I loved the Sushi Bar freebie kit by Irene Alexeeva so much (mmmmmm sushi!) that I decided to create a quick page with it.  Please note that the freebie is for personal use only and all of the graphics used are from Irene’s kit and not designed by myself.  Only the layout was designed by me.  Included in the freebie package you’ll find Irene’s TOU along with mine and the preview image of her Sushi Bar kit that you can get from her blog.

Prepare for more freebies ahead this week as I give away more and more stuff in celebration of the new blog host and format.  Please be patient as I’m still tweaking a few things, though.  I think I successfully exported everything from Blogger and imported it here with WordPress properly, including all of my previous posts and any comments, but if you see anything strange or missing please don’t hesitate to let me know!  That also brings me to my final note … with the blog hosting move I’ve also changed my craft blog email address.  If you have any questions or comments, feel free to direct them to craftblog at pinktoque dot com .

:lol: I almost forgot, you can download the Sushi Bar Quick Page HERE!  And be sure to go over to Irene’s blog to nab her beautiful Sushi Bar kit to go with it.  Hope you have a great week!  See you back here real soon with more goodies to give away.

Hello (craft) world!

Posted in Miscellaneous , on September 22, 2008 ,

I just finished moving my craft blog over to its new home!   I’ve imported the posts already and think I’ve made all of the finishing touches to the layout and design and other features that I wanted.  Stay tuned — I’ll be having some “move celebration” freebies to give away. :love: Thanks for your patience :smile:

"I Love the Chicago Bears" Quick Page Freebie

Posted in Freebies, Scrapbooking , on September 21, 2008 ,

It’s Sunday, and you know what that means… FOOTBALL!

As promised, here’s a little quick page for you in celebration of the Chicago Bears! This quick page coordinates with my “I Love the Chicago Bears” freebie kit and the add-on pack freebie given away yesterday. Be sure to snag them if you haven’t already! Don’t you love the photo I used as my example in the preview? My little Winston, decked out in his Bears jersey. Though I am not sure what’s going on in today’s game… Tampa Bay is beating us?! Halftime is over so I’m back to the living room to watch the second half… cheer for the Bears, ok? GO BEARS!

Download my “I Love the Chicago Bears” Quick Page HERE.

Hope you enjoy the freebie as much as I enjoyed making it :) I have a few more quick pages and a couple other freebies ready to give away soon. Look for them this week!

"I Love the Chicago Bears" Mini Add-On Pack

Posted in Freebies, Scrapbooking , on September 20, 2008 ,

With the 2008-2009 football season officially upon us, I thought it was time to whip up a little add-on pack for my “I Love the Chicago Bears” freebie kit I gave away last month in anticipation of the new season. In week 1, my Bears lovingly ensured the Indianapolis Colts suffered a loss in their very first game ever played in their brand spankin’ new Lucas Oil stadium. Being originally from the south side of the Hoosier capital gives me the right to rub it in a little bit, as the rivalry between the Colts and Bears is a big deal in my family, as I’ve mentioned before. While I watched the game in absolute glee all snuggled in on the couch with my boys, I have to admit I was super impressed with the new Colts stadium. It’s really amazing!

In week 2 the game was unavailable for me to watch because I was back home in Indiana and my dad couldn’t find a station carrying it — not that it mattered, since the Colts were playing Minnesota at the same time. I was saddened to hear/see the updated scoreboard ticker showing the Bears losing to Carolina at the very end of the game :( Oh, well… we’ll get Tampa Bay this weekend to make up for it ;)

Anyway, hope you enjoy the little add-on pack. It includes 8 slide-type frames with various goodies — some with complementary coloured masking tape, some with a little bracket stapled to it, and some that are just plain. You’ll also find a separate journaling bracket, two cmdz doodle borders, two photo corners and 3 papers. This add-on pack coordinates perfectly with my “I Love the Chicago Bears” freebie kit, and if you’re new to the pink toque craft blog, you’ll want to be sure and pop over to nab it from last month. And per usual, don’t forget that all of my freebies are free for personal, non-commercial use only. Check out the TOU included with my downloads and don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Download “I Love the Chicago Bears” Mini Add-On Pack HERE!

Oh! And I almost forgot… come back tomorrow for a freebie QP I whipped up using this add-on pack :) You won’t want to miss it! See you tomorrow, and GOOOOOOO BEARS!

Tyney123's Featured Huugs©

Posted in Featured, Knit & Crochet , on September 20, 2008 ,

Happy Saturday :)

I just wanted to take a moment to feature a wonderful knitter named Tyney123 who sent me a fabulous photo of not one, not two… but THREE Huug the Hug Monsters© that she has knitted using my free pattern. Aren’t they adorable?! The blue one was made first and belongs to Tyney while the other two are destined to be Christmas presents. How sweet! I absolutely love the expressive faces on these Huugs. Makes me want to cuddle them! This picture is property and copyright to Tyney123 and was posted with permission.

If you want to make your very own Huug the Hug Monster©, check out the free pattern! And special thanks to Tyney for sharing :)

Absence and (Finally) Freebie Friday

Posted in Freebies, Scrapbooking , on September 19, 2008 ,

Hi everyone.

This Friday I have a quick page that I just threw together. I have a few other freebies that are ready to go, but I’ve been gone for a week or so and want to make sure I was completely finished with them before I release them. This week’s quick page was inspired by the seemingly hundreds of fall layouts I’ve seen recently. I love autumn colours and I wanted to make my own! No special kit was used… I just went through my resources and started designing my perfect fall layout. It’s 3600 x 3600 pixels in 300 dpi and ready for your favourite fall photo. And as usual, it’s for personal, non commercial use only! Don’t forget to check the TOU included. If you have any questions about how to use the QP or the TOU, don’t hesitate to contact me :)

Sorry for my absence and for missing last Freebie Friday. My grandpa went into the hospital and my husband and I flew back to Indiana to be with family. He passed away last night (well, this morning) a little after midnight. I designed a little page with a photo of him that my grandma gave me. It’s such a great picture of him, and it’s really how I remember him best. The last few years has been hard for him and my whole family. He’s had Alzheimer’s for several years now and then recently caught pneumonia. While in the hospital for the pneumonia, he had a massive stroke, about two weeks ago now, and never woke up again. He will be missed so much. Rest in peace, grandpa. We love you and will never forget you.

Much love and hugs to your families. Have a wonderful weekend <3 Download my Fall Foliage Quick Page HERE.

"The Hoosier State" Quick Pages Freebie!

Posted in Freebies, Scrapbooking , on September 7, 2008 ,

I managed to find a little time this weekend to put together a few quick pages for you using my freebie kit for “The Hoosier State.” If you missed parts 1, 2 and 3 of the set be sure to check back a few posts to nab them for yourself! The quick pages are all 3600 x 3600 pixel pngs. To use them, all you have to do is paste them as a new layer like an overlay over top of your photos in your favourite image editing software. It usually lines up best if you open the quick page first, then arrange your photos over the empty spaces, then shuffle the layer(s) that your photo(s) are on underneath the quick page layer. If you have any questions on using them, don’t hesitate to email me. :)

In other news, today is the first official regular season Bears game (versus my hometown team of the Indianapolis Colts!) GOOOOOOOOOOOOO BEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Our little family is all prepped for the game and I hope to get another scrapbook page or two together using my “I Love the Chicago Bears” freebie because Winston was an absolute doll and posed wonderfully for me in his little Bears jersey earlier, as you can see.

Download “The Hoosier State” Quick Pages set HERE!

Happy (Football) Sunday and hope you all enjoy the quick pages. :)

"The Hoosier State" Freebie Part 3 of 3

Posted in Freebies, Scrapbooking , on September 5, 2008 ,

It’s Friday and you know what that means… Freebie Friday! :) Hope everyone has had a great short week — and now on to the final piece of “The Hoosier State” kit, part 3! If you’ve not been following my blog the last few days then you’ve missed out on parts 1 and 2, so be sure to flip back and grab them so you can have all of the Indiana goodness at your fingertips. Part 3 is a bit ‘cornier’ than the previous two pieces and consists of the final two papers, some corn-y notepaper, two more kinds of corn elements, another peony and a wheat inspired mat, a little wordart and wooden elements, a new button and a handful of bows, an acrylic state of Indiana and two more ribbons, with one being of the hand-beaded variety. It’s a beautiful final piece (if I do say so myself) and now your Hoosier state kit is all complete!

Don’t forget that this freebie kit is for personal, non-commercial use ONLY, as specified in the TOU included with all of my freebie downloads. Please be sure to read the TOU before using any of the items in the kit, and contact me if you have any questions about it.

Download “The Hoosier State” Part 3 of 3 (final!) HERE.

My ultimate goal is to make a quick page or two for you to give away late this weekend or early next week, but we’ll see what time allows; you know how it goes. I hope everyone has had a wonderful week — enjoy your weekend and “The Hoosier State” and hope to see you back again soon :)

"The Hoosier State" Freebie Part 2 of 3

Posted in Freebies, Scrapbooking , on September 4, 2008 ,

It’s day 2 of my Hoosier state freebie kit and I’m proud to give away 2 more themed papers and 14 more elements towards the complete set! Today you’ll get a little Indy 500 flavour with a cute road ribbon and wooden cut out car, plus word art, another frame and some more buttons, bows and ribbons. You’ll also snag my cute little gemmed and felt corn paperclip! (which you might recognize from my “Healthy Balance” kit) You’ve almost got the entire Hoosier state set, so be sure to come back tomorrow so you can pick up the final piece for Freebie Friday! :D

Don’t forget that this freebie kit is for personal, non-commercial use ONLY, as specified in the TOU included with all of my freebie downloads. Please be sure to read the TOU before using any of the items in the kit, and contact me if you have any questions about it.

Download “The Hoosier State” Part 2 of 3 HERE!

And like I said yesterday, Indiana is near and dear to my heart and always will be. So if you make any fab layouts with “The Hoosier State”, please let me know so I can show off how awesome you are :) Thanks for stopping in to nab part 2 (oh, are you a first timer here and missed yesterday’s part 1? Click HERE!) and I’m already looking forward to seeing you again tomorrow for part 3. <3