Monday, December 27, 2010

NEW pack --- New Year 2011 & Blog Freebie

Hi everyone..
The countdown is on, and soon it will be 2011.. New year.. a day celebrated the world over
Starting with Kiribati in the Line Islands then Tonga..onto New Zealand, it then moves across Australia and
for almost 24 hours it moves through the rest of the world..

I love to watch fireworks and they are such a big part of New Year.. I decided to make a set of brushes.. with an Image pack too..
There are 77 brushes in 2 ABR files and an image pack with 114 PNGs [The fireworks i did in white I also did in a colour too]
they are easy to recolour and you can use them for your New Year pages as well as birthdays or anniversaries..
everything was created in 300 DPI.. and everything was created by myself from scratch.. so there wont be any
repeats from any other kits you might have..
Not everything is shown on the previews..
My image packs are not to be converted to brushes for PS or other art programmes nor redistributed.. thank you

There is also a blog Freebie HERE

and a CU brush set available Here
Below are my pack previews..
the the blog freebie preview
then some layouts the girls on my CT have found time to make
during this busy time of year..
Thank you ladies..
that was wonderful of you..
I will be back to post a couple more of my pages tomorrow.. 

 Blog Freebie

By Me
 By Laura

By Amy
 By FiFi
 By Judit
 By Mandihy

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Santas City by sussieM Designs

Marzenka, aka sussieM Designs has a new kit in the shop now
at ScrapBookGraphics.. its called  - Santa's City - and is the Follow on for the Trip to the North Pole kit that came out a while ago..
another beautiful kit by Marzenka..
go check it out..

My page title is linked to my DST Gallery

thanks for looking

Kit Previews

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

Its just turned Dec 25 here in West Aussie
and before i get my butt to bed so Santa can sneak into my room. i made the bad girls list this year... LOL
i wanted to wish each and everyone of you a Happy and safe Xmas..

- my wish this xmas -
A world  where children can grow and will be safe and free.
Where Peace reigns on earth
May your Christmas
be wrapped in Joy
and filled with Love
Best Wishes for
Peace, Health
and Happiness

Also.. remember our troops this Xmas.. there are many families without their Sons/Husbands/Fathers/Brothers as they are away serving their country..striving for the peace the world so badly needs.
this xmas poem which is a version of a Night Before Xmas
its sad but have a read if you havent read it before..

hugs n love

Twas the night before Christmas, he lived all alone,
In a one bedroom house made of plaster & stone.
I had come down the chimney, with presents to give
and to see just who in this home did live

As I looked all about, a strange sight I did see,
no tinsel, no presents, not even a tree.
No stocking by the fire, just boots filled with sand.
On the wall hung pictures of a far distant land.

With medals and badges, awards of all kind,
a sobering thought soon came to my mind.
For this house was different, unlike any I'd seen.
This was the home of a U.S. Marine.

I'd heard stories about them, I had to see more,
so I walked down the hall and pushed open the door.
And there he lay sleeping, silent, alone,
Curled up on the floor in his one-bedroom home.

He seemed so gentle, his face so serene,
Not how I pictured a U.S. Marine.
Was this the hero, of whom Id just read?
Curled up in his poncho, a floor for his bed?

His head was clean-shaven, his weathered face tan.
I soon understood, this was more than a man.
For I realized the families that I saw that night,
owed their lives to these men, who were willing to fight.

Soon around the Nation, the children would play,
And grown-ups would celebrate on a bright Christmas day.
They all enjoyed freedom, each month and all year,
because of Marines like this one lying here.

I couldnt help wonder how many lay alone,
on a cold Christmas Eve, in a land far from home.
Just the very thought brought a tear to my eye.
I dropped to my knees and I started to cry.

He must have awoken, for I heard a rough voice,
"Santa, don't cry, this life is my choice
I fight for freedom, I don't ask for more.
My life is my God, my country, my Corps."

With that he rolled over, drifted off into sleep,
I couldn't control it, I continued to weep.
I watched him for hours, so silent and still.
I noticed he shivered from the cold night's chill.

So I took off my jacket, the one made of red,
and covered this Marine from his toes to his head.
Then I put on his T-shirt of scarlet and gold,
with an eagle, globe and anchor emblazoned so bold.

And although it barely fit me, I began to swell with pride,
and for one shining moment, I was Marine Corps deep inside.
I didn't want to leave him so quiet in the night,
this guardian of honor so willing to fight.

But half asleep he rolled over, and in a voice clean and pure,
said "Carry on, Santa, it's Christmas Day,and all  is secure."
One look at my watch and I knew he was right,
Merry Christmas my friend, Thank you and goodnight.

Friday, December 17, 2010

A touch of fantasy

Well Tartgirl aka Downunder Studios has a new kit and a new paper pack out
in her store at Deviant Scrap..
Beautiful, must have stuff..
the kit is called
Don't we all wish we could have a touch of fantasy in our lives?!?! 
And the paper pack is
 Its also available as a CU purchase

My page titles are linked to my Deviant Scrap Gallery for full credits..
larger size can be seen on either my Flickr or DeviantArt Galleries

Kit Previews

Paper Pack Preview

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Winter Serenade Page 2

Well Christmas is almost upon us, where has the year gone..
my gorgeous old Nanna was right when she said the older you get the quicker the years go..
Its hot here and im so envious of all the cold and ice and snow the Northern Hemisphere has
maybe it would feel more like Christmas if we had that too.
but instead of roast Turkey and hot vegetables.. we have a BBQ and salad and seafood..
i havent done any xmas shopping or even bought any xmas cards...
last minute stuff will be happening again im sure..

Finally back to post my second page that I made with my newest pack
which is of course available at Deviant Scrap
I used the image pack and not the ABR to make this..
and i did use a few more of my other brushes on it..
the page title is linked to my Deviant Scrap Gallery
for full credits.

Have a nice day and week

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Winter Serenade - page 1

Back this evening with my first page using my new pack

with this LO/page i used the image pack rather than the ABR as I made the page in Paint Shop Pro..
which is unable to use an ABR file.. the image pack works the same way as brushes.. but rather than stamping.. its just a copy and paste to a layer..
the title is linked to my Deviant Scrap Gallery

Pack Preview


Winter Serenade [NEW]

Hi there :)
my new pack ' Winter Serenade ' is in the shop now at Deviant Scrap
It's a Brush and Image pack full of wintery frosty icy themes..[I so wish it was winter here instead of horrible hot summer]
The Brushes are in ABR format and the Image Pack is in PNG
and of course.. everything is created in 300DPI

There is also a CU set of the brushes
and thats available HERE

They are both on sale until Sunday morning..

There is some gorgeousness from my CT for inspiration after the pack previews..

have a great week.. will be back a bit later to post my pages


CT Pages

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

A PinUp and a SouthPole Christmas

Today i have a page and some previews from
Finecrafted Designs at Deviant Scrap's new kits

both are available now and on sale..
you gotta check them out..

im in a funk and i havent shown are cool these kits really are..havent done them justice..
so you can view other peoples layouts using the kits  HERE

my layout title is linked to my Deviant Scrap Gallery..
 have a wonderful week

Sunday, December 5, 2010

North Pole Trip - Iceland

Im late in posting this, its been a bad week and to top it off Friday i smashed up my car
its a bitch..

i have a new page which is a RAK for Tara.. her gorgeous littlest girl Lily

sussieM's new kit North Pole Trip - IceLand

Its available on sale now at ScrapBookGraphics..
my page is linked to my DST Gallery for full Credits
Have a nice weekend


Marzenka also has some winter masks in her shop at SBG

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

31 Days [of December] & Me Love Cookies

Back again with my pages from my new kit
available at Deviant Scrap

One of the pages also uses one of Taras [Downunder Studios] beautiful new Alphas..
its called - Me love Cookies
and of course.. its also at Deviant Scrap
Tara as 3 more gorgeous Alphas out now..
you can see them

My pages are linked to my DS Gallery for full credits..
below them are the previews and Taras alpha previews too..
have a great day/night


Taras new Alphas