Belated Freebie Friday: CU Crochet Paper Overlays

Posted in Freebies, Knit & Crochet, Scrapbooking , on November 22, 2008

CU Crochet Paper Freebie

CU Crochet Paper Freebie

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!

Lucas modeling his matching toque and scarf set

Lucas modeling his matching toque and scarf set

Have a fabulous weekend :)

My Memories Suite Tutorial 4: Layered Paper Tricks

Posted in Freebies, My Memories Suite, Scrapbooking, Tutorials , on November 16, 2008
My Memories Suite Tutorial 4 - Layered Paper Tricks

My Memories Suite Tutorial 4 - Layered Paper Tricks

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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Freebie Friday: The Road Not Taken QP

Posted in Freebies, Scrapbooking , on November 14, 2008

The Road Not Taken Quick Page

The Road Not Taken Quick Page

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 Freebie

Posted in Freebies, Scrapbooking , on November 11, 2008
Flanders Fields Freebie

Flanders Fields Freebie

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!

Freebie Friday: Computer Keys Alpha

Posted in Freebies, Scrapbooking , on November 7, 2008

Computer Keys Alpha

Computer Keys Alpha

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.

Another Font and a Blog Award

Posted in Freebies, Scrapbooking , on November 4, 2008
LesleyK Print Personal Use Font

LesleyK Print Personal Use Font

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
4. snuggling
5. cadbury chocolate
6. my computer
7. crafts

And now… I pass the award along to 7 people, in no particular order:

1. vicki’s blog: a work in progress
2. crafting with cat hair
3. aunt judyL’s house
4. delicious scraps
5. pillowgirl
6. scrap paper scissors
7. star scraps

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!  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!

Posted in Freebies, Scrapbooking , on October 31, 2008

Halloween Hanging Cluster Frame

Halloween Hanging Cluster Frame

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 :)

A Commercial Use Font For You

Posted in Freebies, Scrapbooking , on October 30, 2008
Pinktoque Dots Freebie Font

Pinktoque Dots Freebie Font

Welcome back!  Today I have for you my first ever freebie font: pinktoque dots. And even better? It’s commercial use! I created this font myself and it’s the kind of font I use when I’m making decorative things like tags or handmade cards for friends and family, with little dots on the ends of the letters.

This font has all 26 letters, both capital and lowercase, as well as numbers and typical punctuation marks and symbols that are fully functional.  Simply install it into your C:\Windows\Fonts folder (you can copy/paste it there and it will install for you) and away you go :)

Even though this is a commecial use item, there are still terms attached to it, so be sure to read those in the download before using, or check them out here.

Download my Pinktoque Dots commercial use freebie font HERE!

Hope you enjoy the freebie :) See you tomorrow for Freebie Friday with a Halloween theme!

DIY Jack-O-Lantern Freebie

Posted in Freebies, Scrapbooking , on October 28, 2008
DIY Jack-O-Lantern Freebie Kit

DIY Jack-O-Lantern Freebie Kit

With Halloween upon us this week, I thought it would be nice for you to be able to build your own jack-o-lantern in the digital scrapping world.  This mini kit I designed contains one base pumpkin and loads of different faces!  There are 3 ready-built faces BUT you can also create your own with separate pieces: 4 different shaped eyes, noses and mouths that come in 3 different style types — that’s 36 different pieces that you can use by mixing and matching to create just the right expression on your jack-o-lantern.  All in all, this kit contains 40 pieces for you to enjoy this hallowed season.

Not interested in the faces?  Use the base pumpkin element to spice up your holiday pages and bring a little pumpkin cheer to your fall layouts or recipe cards.  I know you have an amazing pumpkin pie recipe that is just waiting to have the perfect pumpkin graphic to accompany it!

Download my DIY Jack-O-Lantern kit HERE!

Don’t forget the kit is for personal use and all of that.  TOU included!  I’ll be back later this week to give away a free font, and Freebie Friday will contain yet another Halloween themed freebie for you, too. Trick or Treat!

"Morning Brew" Quick Page for Tea Lovers

Posted in Freebies, Scrapbooking , on October 26, 2008
Morning Brew Tea Lovers QP

Morning Brew Tea Lovers QP

You’re back for piece 3 I see! As promised after the release of my Morning Brew kit on Friday, I have for you today the second quick page I created to accompany the set.  Today’s page is for the tea lovers!

This quick page (just like my others) is 3600 x 3600 in 300 dpi (12″ x 12″).  It uses papers and elements from my “Morning Brew” kit given away Friday.  Personal use and all of that jazz, yadda yadda, be sure to read the TOU included.

Download my Morning Brew QP for TEA Lovers HERE!

Hope you’ve enjoyed the Morning Brew series of freebies. I’ll be back in the near future with a fun new freebie commercial use font (and a personal use one) and more goodies just for you :) Have a happy Sunday!