Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Romantic Reflections: My Freebie for the April Blog Train at Pixel Scrapper


romantic reflections digiscrap freebie

April's Pixel Scrapper Blog Train theme is "Reflections". It was left up to each of us to choose our specific theme. I decided on "Romantic Reflections" and went with a floral them for Part 1 (here on my blog) and a "Venice" theme for Part 2 (visit my Facebook page to download Part 2).

Comments are appreciated! All of the designers work very hard to make these freebies, so be sure and leave some "love".

Part 1 includes:

12x12 inch backgrounds/papers JPG: 7 floral papers, 1 art journal style paper, 1 shabby white wood background (all backgrounds/papers have textures already applied - if you require ones without textures please leave a comment below and a way to contact you).

buttons PNG: 8 flat flower buttons in the colors of the theme, 2 round flower buttons, 2 round scallop buttons, 2 rose buttons

flowers PNG: 1 silk rose, 1 eyelet lace yoyo, 3 silk flowers with crystal centers

ribbons & ricrac PNG: 2 tied ribbon bows, 4 ricrac, 2 folded ribbons

Here's a preview of Part 2:

Included in Part 2:

misc. items PNG: round flourish, gondola with gondolier

pocket cards with rounded edges PNG: 4x3 inch Ponte Rialto cards (3 colors), 4x6  inch Venetian Mask cards (3 colors), 3x4 inch Lamp Post & Gondola cards (3 colors), 3x4 inch grey-on-white Flourishes cards (2 different designs), 3x4 inch Heart Confetti card, 4x6 inch Venice Panorama cards (3 colors)

word art PNG & PSD: I give you both PNG and PSD files so you can change the colors and/or fonts on the word art if you prefer. Words included: Venezia, Italia, Arrivederci, Amore, piazza, gondola and palazzo. (A txt file is included with a list of the fonts that were used and where you can download or purchase them.)

All cards in this kit have textures already applied - if you require ones without textures please leave a comment below and a way to contact you.

I hope you enjoy these freebies. Happy Scrapping!
Marcy Coate

PS: For more freebies please subscribe to my weekly newsletter.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

"Jeanspiration" (Inspiration Check In - Blog LinkUp)

I'm participating in another Pixel Scrapper blog link-up. This time our assignment is to write about what is inspiring us, creatively. Specifically, we're supposed to talk about our current design style or focus, and where the ideas come from, such as a particular designer or design trend.

My problem is that I am not often sure exactly where I get my inspiration, but I'll try to figure it out as I'm writing this.

At the moment I'm fixated on denim. Not much of a surprise to people who know me, because I wear jeans about 99% of the time, unless I'm in bed.

Jeans are comfortable, and they go with anything. I can dress them up or down. I can clean house in them, go to the grocery store, run all kinds of errands, go to appointments with doctors and teachers and other professionals...meet up with friends for lunch or dinner or a coffee...I have even been known to wear jeans to church (with a pretty sweater or blouse and a nice blazer).

You can do tons of crafts and sewing projects with denim, too. I never throw away an old pair of jeans. They get turned into purses or quilts or pillows or they get used to cover and decorate storage containers or anything else that gets between me and my glue gun or sewing machine.

Jeans are one of the best inventions ever, really. So what's not to like? I started putting denim into my digiscrap designs, and now I'm fixated. LOL! I can't stop!

Here is a collage of things I've made or am working on, along with some of the things that I believe have inspired me to go in the direction I've been going with my designs, lately:

Yes, quite a bit of what inspires me at the moment is "vintage" to many people. Fortunately denim goes well with most everything, and it never goes out of style. :-)

Here's the link where you can see what's inspiring the other participants in this blog LinkUp.