Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Old Barn Papers

First, I want to thank all of you for commenting on my blog! I can't stress this enough. Just a simple comment lets me know that you were here. It's like smiling at a stranger. More than likely you get a smile back. If we all smiled at everyone, what a better place this world would be. (Hey, it's a start.) I even got to meet some new "faces"!
Some of the photos that I used for this kit came from a web site that Linda at Bonscrapatit mentioned one time. The web site is contained in my TOU along with special thanks to the photographers so if you want to know what the web site is you just have to download the papers. He he. With no further ado I give you the papers to the "Old Barn" kit. Oh, and don't forget, leave me a comment if you want the elements.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Old Barn Sneak Preview

I'm going to do something "different" again. I've been working on a new kit called "Old Barn" but I'm gonna make you work for it. Here's a sneak preview to wet your appetite.

How this is going to work is this way: I will wait until I receive 10 comments under this post. When I receive 10 comments I will release the papers. Then, I need to receive 10 comments on the paper post in order to release the elements. Same thing for the alpha. You can comment as often as you want but only one comment from each different scrapper will be counted towards the goal of 10. Is this as clear as mud to you? I hope I won't get totally embarrassed if I don't receive 10 comments but I know more than 10 people download my kits. Also, I hope no one is offended by this game... it's all for fun. I'm waiting to hear from you. Ready, set, go!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Look Mom! Add-On

Surprise! I couldn't resist giving you one more freebie from this kit after finding this great web site. Isn't the spiral notebook effect the coolest thing! You just have to go visit to see all the great goodies that he has . . . actions, brushes, etc. It's like getting a bunch of Christmas presents! I made the spiral notebook through an action that I downloaded from him. When I read his terms of use I was unsure if he would consider what I do commercial since I give away everything I design for free so I e-mailed Panos. He promptly wrote me back and let me know that the action could be used since I do not charge any money. I always like to ask each designer about their specific terms if I am unsure about them. Better to be safe than be a pirate! As always I would love for you to leave me a paragraph, or how about a simple sentence. . . or a phrase. O.K. just a few words to let me know that you came to visit me!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Look Mom! Alpha

Check out the cute container that the alpha is in! It's from Deb at The Scrappin' Cop. Go and check out her blog. She has the neatest stuff! This alpha actually has a lot of texture to it. You can't really see it in this preview. Download it and tell me what you think. It's been a lot of fun sharing this colorful kit with you. Now I am ready to see some layouts that you have made. Come on, I know you want to share them!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Look Mom! Elements 2

It's Christmas Eve. As you are hopefully done with all of your shopping, I hope you can relax from the hussle and bustle of the season and really think about why we celebrate Christmas... it is celebrating Jesus' birth, why He came to this earth, and that He will come back. As I will be celebrating Christmas with my family tomorrow I will not be posting the alpha until Friday. Have a Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Look Mom! Elements 1

I had so much fun making these elements that I couldn't put all of them in one download! Here are the first part of the Elements. If you download this kit, please take a moment to leave me a comment. So many of you are so faithful to do this everytime you visit and I want to thank you for doing that. It REALLY means a lot to me to see that you like my work. If I didn't receive any comments I would not be creating these freebies. Enjoy!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Look Mom! Papers

Merry Christmas! I hope you are ready for a fun kit. I have for you today the papers to the "Look Mom" kit. These papers are large so I split them into 2 downloads. You will need to download BOTH PARTS to get all of the papers. I have put the download links at the bottom of the image. I know that some of you already have layouts planned for this kit so please share them with me. Drop me a comment and let me know where to find your layouts. Have fun and enjoy. I'll post the elements tomorrow.

Download Look Mom Papers- part 1 here

Download Look Mom Papers- part 2 here

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Look Mom! Sneak Preview

This coming week I am going to share a new kit that I designed that is not the norm for me. In other words, it will not be the earthy tones that I usually choose for my pallette. Instead, I decided to create a fun kit for those of you who have preschoolers and elementary children. Actually, anyone can use this kit but I had children in mind for this kit. Are you one of those moms who keeps all of your children's art work and hates to throw anything that your dear ones have created? Well, why not preserve the memories in scrapbook form? I will start this kit on Monday but here's a sneak preview to wet your appetites!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Christmas Wreath

Here's a little Christmas joy for you. I made a simple wreath for you. As you are gathering around during the holidays I hope you will take time to reflect the Savior's birth and why He came to earth... to save ALL of us.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Burlap Meets Stone Alpha

We're getting ready for Christmas break which means no school for 2 weeks. Yeah! I need a break so I can make more freebies. Hopefully my computer will be cured soon. My husband built it and is a whiz with computers but it's just finding the time to work on it. He is extremely busy with his job right now. Here is the last part of the Burlap Meets Stone Kit-- the alpha. I would love to see layouts that you make from any of my kits so if you post a layout please leave a message on my chat box so I can come and visit you.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Burlap Meets Stone Elements

I'm having computer problems again. My internet explorer does not want to work on my computer so I am on someone else's again. Here are the elements. I'm kind of amazed that I got such a good response from this kit. I really didn't think it would be that popular. The alpha will come out tomorrow. As you are busy with Christmas this year please remember that JESUS is the reason for the season.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Burlap Meets Stone Papers 2

We had an ice storm warning yesterday in our area. I was going to take my MIL to the Memphis airport but found out that her flight was cancelled. I'm kind of glad because I didn't want to go to Memphis in that weather. Her flight wasn't cancelled because of the weather though... they cancelled it due to airplane maintenance.
Today I have more papers for you. Part 2 is quite a large file so I broke it up into 2 downloads so you will need to DOWNLOAD BOTH PARTS to get all of Part 2. I tried to make the files smaller for those of you who have dial-up so it won't take so long. I'll have the elements for you tomorrow.

Download Part 2 Paper -1st part

Download Part 2 Paper -2nd part

Monday, December 15, 2008

Burlap Meets Stone Papers 1

Does anyone have a Wii? We're talking about getting one for Christmas but it seems that everyone is sold out of them. We also want to get the Wii Fit. Again, everywhere we look it's always sold out.
Here is the first set of papers to the "Burlap Meets Stone" kit. This kit is kind of different from others that I have done. I'm not so sure about this one. Let me know what you think.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Burlap Meets Stone Sneak Preview

Is it cold in your neck of the woods? It's been very nippy here. Today is my 23rd anniversary so we all went out to eat tonight. I haven't posted in a few days because I've been visiting with my MIL and I've also been hard at work putting together another kit. Since I got a lot of response from my "Wood Meets Denim" kit I've made another kit along those lines...and yet, it's totally different! It's called "Burlap Meets Stone". Here's a sneak preview but you'll have to come back on Monday to start downloading the kit.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Montana Alpha

I have the Montana Alpha for you today. I made this alpha using the Mega-Alpha Cutter. It's a cool action that you might want to purchase for yourself. Did you notice the cute container? Deb at The Scrappin' Cop made it. You can snag it at her blog.
I'm going to pick up my mother-in-law from the airport this afternoon, then on to my daughter's piano recital tonight. Have a blessed day!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Montana Elements

What kind of Christmas traditions do you have in your family? Have you started any new ones? Here are the Montana Elements. I hope you like them. It seems kind of quiet in scrapville. As always, I'd love to know what you think.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Montana Papers

How is everyone today? I've been blog-hopping lately and everyone seems so busy! We went to my daughter's gymnastics meet this past weekend. My other daughter has a piano recital coming up this week. My MIL is also flying in for a visit later this week.

Today I have a new kit that I made for my blog friend, Eila. She lives in Montana and that is where my inspiration came for this kit. You can download the first part today- the papers. Click on the image to download. Enjoy!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Christmas Candle

Hello to all of my friends,
I'm actually typing this on my computer! Yeah! After all the problems I've had with my computer I am finally up and running on it again. I got the new anti-virus that I ordered (Panda) and my husband ran it on my hard drives and found 28 spywares! They have been deleted and I am starting fresh and new.
I am getting into the Christmas spirit. We put up our Christmas tree yesterday. I'm not making a Christmas kit this year as there are so many nice ones out there. If you are looking for Christmas kits, check out Linda's blog at BonScrapatit or Vicki's blog at A Work in Progress as they both have gorgeous kits to download. I am leaving you with a little bit of Christmas spirit - a Christmas Candle. I found this great tutorial on how to make this candle. If you want to make your own, click here for the great tutorial. Click on the image to download.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Wood Meets Denim Alpha

Greetings and Salutations! Has anyone started their Christmas shopping yet? Has anyone finished their Christmas shopping yet? I normally would have started by now but, alas, I have not! Does anyone say "alas" anymore? I like the word. Call me weird.

The saga continues with my computer. I'm hoping to be back up to speed soon. I'm really getting kind of antsy from not being able to create more freebies...seriously! This is the last part to my "Wood Meets Denim" kit. From the downloads it's looks like quite a few of you liked it. It is one of my favorite kits that I have made. Oh, the string that is on the alpha preview is not included in the kit but you can snag it from my Oregon Elements kit as it is the same string.

For any of you new to my blog you can download any of my other kits as well. They are all FREE. I do not sell my kits and don't plan to. You can find all of my kits on the right side. Also, if you don't want to miss any freebie you may want to sign up your e-mail (also on the right).

As always, I would love to hear from you!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Wood Meets Denim Elements 2

I guess it's my turn to have computer problems. When Linda at BonScrapatit was posting about her computer problems with Bit Defender I was thinking to myself, "Oh, no, I have that same anti-virus program because it was rated the best." Well, my computer has caught something. I have ordered a new anti-virus for it and it should be here soon. In the meantime I am typing on my daughter's computer (which I do not like). I am a creature of habit and my daughter's keyboard is not the same keyboard as mine and I don't like the feel of it. I'm just picky, I guess. Anyway, enough of my whining. I have for you today part 2 of the Elements. Please let me know what you think. I will be checking in today and reading my comments so please leave me some love.

This is the part where I would normally place the image and you would download, right. Well, the image is on my computer! Uggh! I do not have access to it but since I have already uploaded it to 4share I have the link for the download. You just don't know what it looks like yet. Trust me when I say that I saved the best for last. (Hint: look at my header if you want a clue). As soon as my computer is up I will post the image. Here's the link:

Later... Here's what it looks like

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Bear Lovers

O.K. I know I have already posted once today but I have excited news for all of you about my Bear kit. Allie Brown has designed some awesome blog templates from my Bear kit! This precious lady does fabulous work so I know you want to go over there and snag them. You can get to her site here. Please be sure and leave her some love and tell her that Barbara sent you! Blessing to all of you!

Wood Meets Denim Elements 1

Yes, you read it right, it's Wood Meets Denim Elements 1. I had so many elements in this kit that I decided to give it away in 2 parts. Today you get the first part. This is my first attempt at a belt. I hope you like it. I will post the rest of the elements tomorrow. Have a great day.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Wood Meets Denim Papers

Happy Monday. As promised, here is the first part to my "Wood Meets Denim" kit. It's the papers. I'd love to hear what you think about this kit.