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!

"Morning Brew" Quick Page for Coffee Lovers

Posted in Freebies, Scrapbooking , on October 25, 2008
Morning Brew Coffee Quick Page

Morning Brew Coffee Quick Page

As promised after the release of my “Morning Brew” kit yesterday, I have for you today the first of two quick pages I created to accompany the set.  Today’s page is for the coffee lovers; be sure to come back tomorrow if you’re a tea lover, as I haven’t forgotten you!

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

Download my “Morning Brew” QP for Coffee Lovers HERE!

See you tomorrow for the Tea Lovers QP!  Hope you’re enjoying the kit :)

Freebie Friday: Morning Brew

Posted in Freebies, Scrapbooking , on October 24, 2008

Morning Brew Freebie Kit

Morning Brew Freebie Kit

I’m a little later than usual getting my Freebie Friday posted, but I didn’t forget you!  This weekend I’ve got a 3-day special: my newest kit, “Morning Brew!”  Today’s gift is the kit itself — complete with 4 papers and 13 elements, broken into two downloads for your convenience.  Tomorrow will be the first of two quick pages: one for coffee lovers.  Sunday’s quick page freebie will be for the tea lovers. :) “Morning Brew” is dedicated to the two drinks we just can’t live without in the morning, whose warmth prepares us for the day ahead. (Or soothe us just before bed if you prefer the decaffeinated variety!)  For the coffee fans, you’ll find a steaming coffee mug element, either by itself or with a napkin underneath.  The tea lovers will love the individual mug of hot tea and tea bag elements, which also alternately come with a napkin underneath.  Additional elements include decorative mats, tea and coffee stains and coffee beans.  Inspire a little caffeine in your layouts with “Morning Brew!” I personally photographed both the coffee and tea mugs, napkins and the tea bag for extraction in this kit, so I’m especially proud of the turn out. :)

Download the “Morning Brew” papers HERE.
Download the “Morning Brew” elements HERE.

Don’t forget to come back tomorrow (and Sunday) to snag the two freebie quick pages that I designed to go along with this kit.  I’m sure the coffee or tea lover in you will love them! Happy Freebie Friday and hope you have a wonderful weekend :)

Peas in a Pod

Posted in Freebies, Scrapbooking , on October 22, 2008
Peas in a Pod Mini Pack

Peas in a Pod Mini Pack

It’s Wednesday and I just decided today seemed like a good day for a freebie.  Since I had peas with my dinner this evening (yum!) I figured giving away my “Peas in a Pod” frame was a perfect idea.  This puffy felt-ish frame features three little holes where the peas go for your photos. If three’s not enough peas for you, I’ve also included a separate single pea frame so that no one gets left out.  Use it for baby stuff or use it just because. I love peas :D

Your download includes the three pea pod frame, a single pea frame and the Peas in a Pod paper I designed for the mini pack that you can see in the preview.  I hope you enjoy the freebie!

Download my “Peas in a Pod” frame mini pack HERE, and have a wonderful Wednesday evening. :)

You Are My Sunshine, Readers

Posted in Freebies, Scrapbooking , on October 20, 2008
My Readers are my Sunshine!

My Readers are my Sunshine!

Today’s freebie is dedicated to you.  That’s right, you.  As a special thank you to all of my readers, I made up a new quick page today.  I just wanted to take a moment to thank you all for stopping by, for downloading my creations and for leaving comments (sometimes here, sometimes on 4shared) or for sending me thoughtful emails to let me know you care and that you enjoy my work.  You are the reason why I put time in to make these digital scrapping goodies and you inspire me to keep going, keep growing, and keep making more as I learn.  Some of you have been with me since my very first freebie and know that I’ve come a long way since then.  I have met some incredible people via this blog who have shown me a lot of gratitude and today I want to show my gratitude for you and put as big a smile on YOUR face as you put on mine.  You are my sunshine, readers!  Enjoy today’s freebie: a quick page I dreamed up just for you.

Download my “You are my Sunshine” Quick Page HERE.

Thank you for being my sunshine and for pushing me to keep creating each and every day. :love:

Fall in the Mountains Quick Page Freebie

Posted in Freebies, Scrapbooking , on October 18, 2008
Fall in the Mountains QP

Fall in the Mountains QP

As promised yesterday, here is the quick page freebie for my “Fall in the Mountains” mini kit.  You can see it in use in my personal digital scrapbook gallery (page 43 at the bottom right). In the freebie preview to the left here it shows the page with text on it; the actual quick page doesn’t have text, that’s just something I added to the page after I inserted the photo I wanted to use with it :) I hope you enjoy the freebie. If you missed my mini kit that coordinates with this page, be sure to check out yesterday’s post on Freebie Friday to grab it.  Happy scrapping.

Download my “Fall in the Mountains” quick page HERE.

Freebie Friday: Fall in the Mountains

Posted in Freebies, Scrapbooking , on October 17, 2008
Freebie Friday

Freebie Friday

Fall in the Mountains Mini Kit

Fall in the Mountains Mini Kit

Friday is here again, and besides being one of the best days of the week (yay for the weekend!) that also means it’s Freebie Friday here at the pink toque craft blog.  Today I have the first part of my “Fall in the Mountains” series: today is the mini kit and tomorrow is a quick page I made up using it.  Last weekend my little family (my husband and our two dogs) went up into Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies to revisit the place where my husband proposed nearly a year ago.  We set off to hike at beautiful Lake Minnewanka with the boys, returning to that special spot as Mr. and Mrs.  It was very sweet :) We hiked for nearly two and a half hours and took lots of georgeous pictures out there.  I was inspired to create a little mini kit that I call “Fall in the Mountains” to pull colours from our adventures and get them down on digital paper.

“Fall in the Mountains” comes with two full sized background papers and a bracket paper, plus two large mat papers: a mountain photo mat and a large maple leaf shaped mat.  The mini kit also includes 9 other elements ranging from fall trees to leaves and even a little Canadian Rockies element and frame.  I hope you’ll be able to get some good use out of it :)

Download my “Fall in the Mountains” mini kit HERE and be sure to leave me some love if you do, I always love reading your comments here on my blog. And don’t forget to come back tomorrow for the QP!  You can see a sample of it being used in my personal digital scrapbook gallery, page 43 at the bottom.

I’m off to pick up my little man — Winston, our white mini schnauzer went in for surgery this morning to get “fixed” and now he’s all ready for mama to come and get him.  I hope he’s not in too much pain!  The poor little guy has to wear a big cone collar for a bit until the incision heals.  I’m sure I’ll have pics of his cute little face in a cone to share tomorrow ;)  But the vet says he’s in good spirits and everything went beautifully, so I know he’ll be glad to come home and rest.  Happy Friday!