Thursday, May 2, 2013

Posting WILL Resume Saturday

Just a heads up...I'll be posting on Saturday morning.  I'll be posting the elements I had hoped to last time.  Whew... it took awhile...but I'm back up and running...with a backup this

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Problem.... possibly a big one.... I hope not

Hmm, well, as I went t upload today I grabbed my little silver cosmetic bag that I keep my hard drive and memory stick in with my scrapbooking stuff on....and my memory stick with today's posting is not in there.  I haven't used that memory stick since my last posting but I have seen it so I'm off to search for it as all my completed kits are on that.  Wish me luck and I'll keep you updated if I don't find it in the next 24 hours I will have to go back to my templates which thankfully are on the hard drive, coloured and waiting to have shadows and layer styles applied so I can re-do them.  I had all the papers for all the months done, all the alpha's for most months done.... extra papers done.... I need to find that memory stick.... or I'll just have to cry!  I apologize everyone and will do my best to find that darn memory stick.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Back on Saturday April 20th

Just a quick update, I've been not feeling well but wanted everyone to know that I will be back posting starting tomorrow Saturday April 20th.  Looking forward to seeing everyone again and reading your comments.  Thank you for those that wondered where I was and hoped everything was okay.  I'm fine now and glad to be back scrapping.

Friday, March 29, 2013

This Year-Neutral March Paper Freebie (24 hours only)

I was so happy to sleep in this morning and not to have to go to work.  I woke up with a migraine and had to take something for it.  Second time in three months I've taken my medication for a migraine.  Since my biopsy the beginning of January I have been very very hesitant to take ANYTHING even Tylenol because of the drug reaction I had with the anesthetic and migraine medication I was on which resulted in memory loss.
So on the home front, today I'm hoping to clean my kitchen and make some bread and take my pooch for a walk.  Its nice and sunny out.  Alex is making Tanner and I lunch (peameal bacon, eggs and bagel)  Yum!  I hope to spend a quiet evening watching a movie and scrapping tonight and perhaps find an hour to work on one of my shorthand lessons.  I take notes at work and meeting constantly so I thought if I learned shorthand I'd be more efficient at it.  Lets see how learning at home goes! 
Enjoy the papers today, I hope you will like the elements, I'll start posting them Sunday.

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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Quick Page Freebie and Preview of the Elements in the March Kits

I'm thankful that I have the weekend off as today is going to be another very busy work day.  I work in an office Monday to Friday 9 to 4:30 and I have a second job doing commercial office cleaning with my kids three times a week.  Usually I clean on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday but we switched it this week from Wednesday to Thursday which was lucky since my son was sick Tuesday and my cleaning night went to 11:45PM.  tonight might be the same as I think he is still down with a flu...although bonus is I can sleep in tomorrow. 
So here is a QP I created for my iPad but can be used in a brag book or digital photo frame.  Animals are a big part of our family and I'm sure your's as well.  This is a picture of my daughter Alexandra and her boyfriend Tanner and his dogs.  They went to the cottage with his parents and of course the dogs wanted to sleep in bed it seems!  One of his dogs believe it or not, his head smells like Welch's Grape Juice.  Apparently it has since he was a pup and it doesn't matter if they wash and shampoo him, the smell keeps coming back.  Personally, I'd rather smell Welch's Grape Juice than dog sometimes!  LOL.
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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Posting late again today as I have been absolutely swamped at work and doing double duty at my second job as my son has been sick and I've been cleaning on my own.  I didn't get home from work till 11:45pm last night.  LONG LONG day!  Tonight though, I'm off so I'll go home and clean my kitchen, make dinner, then scrap the rest of the evening.  I hope to have a special iPad QP for Crystalva as she told her son she would let him have the pet Guinea Pig or Hamster once she found scrapbook items of either.  HA HA HA.... be careful how you word promises ladies! 
Enjoy today's papers and I'll see you all again tomorrow with the iPad QP and Friday with the Neutral March Papers.
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Monday, March 25, 2013

This Year-Boy March Papers Freebie. (24hours only)

Just a quick post again today as my computer this morning is having troubles.  Today's posting is the March Papers, I hope everyone enjoys them.

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Saturday, March 23, 2013

This Year-Neutral Corrugated Cardboard Freebie (24 hours only)

Its been a busy morning already, I've been up for over an hour and I have my grocery list ready for shopping, dishwasher emptied, showed my spare room to a student I'm hoping to rent to, and kitchen tidied and ready for the floor to be washed (but after I make the cookies)
As promised here are the Neutral Corrugated Cardboard papers, I hope you enjoy them.  I'll be back Monday (maybe tomorrow depending on my day/evening) with the March Papers.  Enjoy!
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Friday, March 22, 2013

This Year-Girl Corrugated Cardboard Freebie (24 Hours Only)

First off, since I was so busy at work yesterday and didn't have time to post I will be posting again tomorrow-Saturday!  I'd like to thank everyone for the nice comments they have left since I started this series.  I appreciate it as it does take hours to create each portion of these kits. 
I'm excited to start posting March's Papers, Elements and Alpha as I think they will be popular with many people not just those with kids.  Hint as to the theme of the Elements....many people have them and they treat them just like children.
I do like the texture of corrugated cardboard and find it easy to incorporate into layouts either as a background, layered paper or even clipped to a shape within the layout.  I hope you find many uses for these papers.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

This Year-Boy Corrugated Cardboard Paper Freebie (24 hours only)

I'm going to share the corrugated cardboard papers this week for the This Year Series of Kits, then I'll share the March items right afterwards.  I'll be sharing some patterns between the March and April items.  I apologize for not posting yesterday or on the weekend.  Sean was up and we had a busy few days and time got away from us.  In the mean time, I hope you enjoy these papers and I'll be back tomorrow.
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Friday, March 15, 2013

This Year-Neutral Solid Papers Freebie (24 hours only)

My week has been busy with working my two jobs and then Sean telling me he was coming up on Wednesday instead of Thursday this week.  This meant that Tuesday after working and going to Meeting and getting home at 10:15PM I had to tidy up a little bit at home, not that there was much to do with just Alexandra and I at home but things I didn't want to have to do while he was up vacuum, clean the bathrooms, and wash the floors.  So far, we are having a nice visit and since our kitchen garbage disposal IS broken, not just jammed, he took it out and made our sink a regular sink.  I don't mind as garbage disposals are not good for the environment and requires the cities to treat the water with more chemicals.  Our weekend plans include a movie either tonight or Saturday, a winter picnic Saturday afternoon, and dinner at my son's place Sunday night.  Sounds like we will have time to relax and have some fun. 
So today's freebie are the solid papers for the This Year-Neutral Series of Kits.  I see many people downloading the kits but I'm not seeing any layouts or many comments.  Feel free to leave me suggestions, or links to your galleries with your layouts.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

This Year-Girl Solid Paper Freebie (24 hours only)

It has been a busy day already.  Was up bright and early to change the sheets, make the bed, take the dog out and head into work this morning.  Sean is coming home for the rest of March Break and even thought I'm working all day and at my cleaning job tonight, I'm still anxious to see him.  I have tons of things to do while he is here, but hopefully we can do some of those things make bread, cookies and muffins this weekend and I'm hoping we can get out for a winter picnic.
Alexandra came home with her Graduation Proof's on the weekend... oh my goodness!!! I can hardly wait till we get them without the word Proof written all over them to share with you. She is so beautiful and grown up. I can't believe she is only 17.... I think she looks like she should be graduating College or University but Yikes!!!! are they ever expensive to order!  

What do you think?  Almost makes me want to cry, she is the baby of the family!  So here are the This Year-Girl Solid Papers.  I hope you enjoy the nice soft colours.

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Monday, March 11, 2013

This Year-Boy Solid Paper Freebie (24 hours only)

I'm going to get away from the monthly kits for the next two weeks and share with you first some solid papers, then some patterned papers.  On their own they do look a little boring however layered or clipped to shapes or mattes in templates they look amazing. 
If you have missed any parts of the This Year Series of Kits make sure you head over to IvyScraps with one of my coupon codes to pick up the pieces you have missed. 
I was asked how I sort my kits.  Well, I've created a folder on my hard drive called This Year and then have in that folder a folder for each month, one named Alphabets and one named Paper Packs for the extra papers I will be handing out with this kit.  ie. Solids and patterned.  All the monthly items such as the January Papers and January Elements get put into the January Folder.  All the Alphabets, get unzipped into the Alphabet folder and the Extra Papers get unzipped into the Paper Packs Folder.  Make sense?  I hope so, I'm not always the best at explaining things.
Anyway, here are the This Year-Boy Solid Papers.  I hope you enjoy them.

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Friday, March 8, 2013

This Year-Neutral February Alpha Freebie & Fixing Last Mistake (24 hours only)

Another really quick post today as I've missed the last two days at work with a temperature and now that I'm back, the work has piled up on my desk.  Its going to be a busy day but thats always nice as it makes the day go by faster.
First I wanted to share with you my Easter Ready Made Pages.  They are great for quick layouts and can be found at IvyScraps.

Today's freebie are the final February Alpha's for the This Year-Neutral Kits.  I hope you enjoy them and make sure you pick up the This Year-Neutral January Construction Paper Alpha as well as I forgot to offer it with last months downloads.

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

This Year-Girl February Alpha Freebie & Fixing a Mistake (24 hours only)

So once again I'm adding to today's post the missing Alpha from the January Alpha set.  So sorry about that.  I hope everyone enjoy's the February Alpha, I really had fun creating them.  I'm looking forward to sharing some of the solid and patterned pappers too before I post March's Kit.  I hope you all stay with me and pick those freebies up as well. 
Before getting to the freebie though I wanted to share with you my Easter Quick Pages that can be found in the store at IvyScraps along with all my other Easter Products.

Easter Quick Pages can be found here at IvyScraps for $2.00
Don't forget to use my coupon codes to get even bigger savings.

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Monday, March 4, 2013

This Year-Boy February Alpha Freebie, Fixing a Mistake..... (24 hours only)

I just realized as I was looking at my files that when I shared the January Alpha that I only included the download for the Glitter Alpha.  I didn't clue in that the second alpha pictured was not in the same zip I have included the link below for it as well.  I'm very sorry that I didn't clue in, I guess that's why I didn't understand some of the comments looking forward to the white on white alpha being offered. 
I hope you enjoy February's Alpha and don't forget to grab all three downloads today.

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Friday, March 1, 2013

This Year-Neutral February Element Freebie (24 hours only)

Happy Friday everyone.  I''m looking forward to my weekend as I should have a quiet one with my daughter working all weekend and my son and his GF moving into their own apartment.  They were suppose to go to Thailand however they had everything go wrong that could go wrong from luggage stolen, and the person doing their bank transfer-a bank employee (as they opened up a joint account at a different bank for this trip) decided to transfer all $30,000.  into his pocket.  Thankfully the money is insured and they will get it back but it may take up to two months for that to happen.  Luckily they discovered their money was gone two days before they got there and cancelled their trip.  Plane tickets and condo deposit was refundable as they got insurance.   Lucky them for that small saving grace.  So home they came and both managed to find jobs within a couple days so off they go to their own place.  I've cleaned out my kitchen for them with extra kitchen ware, bake ware and yes even groceries.... Mom's!!!
So I hope you enjoy today's freebie... I love the cherub.  Like I mentioned before if there are any people in the kits, I'll have five skin and hair variations of that person and that includes the cherub.  I'd love to see what you are creating with my kits as I notice many people are taking advantage of the free downloads.

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Don't forget if you missed any of my previous freebies you can find them at IvyScraps.
Use my coupon codes for even bigger savings!
Codes found at top right hand corner of blog, below the header.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

This Year-Girl February Element Freebie (24 hours only)

Another quick post today as I worked last night and the Aran Sweater I'm knitting for the dog distracted me from scrapping when I got home last evening.  I hope you enjoy the Girl portion of the elements.  Not all are the same as those found in the Boys kit so if you missed out on those you can find them at IvyScraps...don't forget to use my coupon codes for even bigger savings.  Be sure to check out my other products while your there too.

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Monday, February 25, 2013

This Year-Boy February Element Freebie (24 hours only)

Posting just a little late this morning so I'll leave this post up a little later tomorrow as well.  It was a lovely weekend here. I managed to get the house clean, spend some time relaxing and reading and watching Star Trek on Netflix along with another show called Medium. 

So today's freebie are the boy Elements for the month of February.  If you don't know already, when I include a person in my kits, there are five skin and hair variations of that person. The Element packs as well are not all similar either.  Each pack for the month of February will include similar items in each but many different items as well.  I hope you enjoy them and Jls, I'll take into consideration your suggestion of day/monthly items to include in the element packs.  Thank you.

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Saturday, February 23, 2013

I'd like to thank everyone for all the nice comments about how much they are enjoying these papers and kits.  I would LOVE to see your layouts and what you have done with these kits.  I'd also like to hear your suggestions for future months elements.  So far I've had the idea's of Birthdays and New Baby but I'd love to hear your idea's of what you'd like for this series of kits.
If you haven't had a chance to look at my other products in the store, I'd like to show you my Easter Kit
All portions are available seperately or together.  The full kit is $5.00 but if you use my coupon code you can get it for $3.75 or less here at IvyScraps

If you haven't had a chance to see my new This Year-Neutral February Papers they are also available in the store here for $1.25 or less if you use my coupon codes. 
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This Year-Neutral-February Papers 1
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Papers include 28 days and 29 days.  Thank you Jls for reminding me I did not mention that was why there were two downloads.

Friday, February 22, 2013

This Year-Girl February Papers Freebie (24 Hours Only)

Well, I had a quiet night and worked on my This Year Kits for the month of March last night.  The theme for the month of March is Pets and I have added a few elements as well for St. Patrick's Day and Easter.  I haven't decided yet for sure what April will bring so if you have any suggestions please feel free to comment below.
Thank you to everyone that has left comments and is downloading my kits.  I'd love to see what you are doing with them so feel free to leave links to your galleries in the comment section as well.

This Year-Girl February Papers 2 are available at IvyScraps for $1.25
Don't forget to use one of my coupon codes for even bigger savings!
(found at top right hand side of blogging posts and are good for ALL my products)

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This Year-Girl-February Papers 1
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Thursday, February 21, 2013

This Year-Boy February Paper Freebie (24 Hours Only)

It was a busy night last night with working two jobs.  I did get some time to work on some scrapbooking and hope that tonight and up till Sunday Afternoon between house work and work I'll get some time to do even more.  I am having lots of fun creating these kits and find myself looking forward to the time I devote to scrapbooking.
If your looking for something with a little more colour to decorate your pages for the month of February, you might consider purchasing these papers at IvyScraps for $1.25.

Available at IvyScraps for $1.25

So, here are the This Year-Boy February Papers.  I hope you like them.  Please make sure you grab BOTH downloads as there are papers for 28 days as well as 29 days included.
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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

This Year-Neutral January Alpha Freebie (24 Hours Only)

Well, here is the last part of the January Freebies.  If you missed out on anything be sure you use one of my coupon codes when you purchase the portions of the kit that you missed at IvyScraps.
Someone asked me about the white on white alpha... that the girl and boy alphas looked identical... almost, perhaps it is difficult to see the subtle difference in the colours however they are different shades.  I used 6 main colours in two shades to create each portion of these kits and yes the whites/beige's are very similar in each.

Today's freebie is the This Year-Neutral Alpha.  I hope you enjoy them and I'll be starting with the February Papers tomorrow.

Two complete alpha's, upper and lower case, numbers and some punctuation.
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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

This Year-Girl January Alpha Freebie (24 hours only)

Well, instead of spending a miserable weekend at home missing my boyfriend, I decided after spending Saturday alone that I was just going to take matters into my own hands and at 2am Sunday morning I took the bus down to Toronto, where he picked me up at 7AM before driving back to his place in Cobourg.  You know was worth it!  The fight we had this week, he apologized for and for taking things out on me this week.  He isn't perfect but he was definitely worth the sleepless night to get to spend one day/night with him.
Anyway, to make up for not posting this past weekend, I'll post something every day this week to play catch up....I'm sure you won't mind.  I'll try to have the new item up by 9AM.  Today, I'm posting the This Year-Girl January Alpha. 

Two complete alpha's, upper and lower case, numbers and some punctuation.
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Friday, February 15, 2013

Another iPad QP Freebie

Oh, I felt so bad that I hadn't created a QuickPage for the month of January that I spend a little bit of time creating one this morning.  This is my brother's dog enjoying a snow day.  I hope you enjoy the page and would love to see the things you create using my freebies.

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentines Day Freebie iPad Quick Page

Didn't think I would get this up this quick this morning as I'm at work and really should be working.  Ha Ha Ha.  So I've created a Quick Page for the iPad as I have one and I'm sure many many others out there do as well.  I find I'm always showing people pictures on it so I thought I'd start creating a few quick pages for it.  I'd love to see what you do with my freebies so please feel free to email me at to show me your layouts. 
Download iPad QP here
and yes, these elements etc are part of the This Year - February Elements that will be offered

This Year-Boy January Alpha Freebie (24 Hours Only)

Another really quick posting as I was too tired and lazy last night to get this ready for this morning.  I hope everyone has a great Valentines Day.  My youngest daughter, her day started off well...her boyfriend snuck into the house before she woke up and put on a chair in her room a dozen pink roses, a card and some chocolates.  Ahh to be young and in love and romantic like that again......some guys just don't get that!
Anyway, I hope everyone has a great day and enjoys these freebies.  I'll try to be back this afternoon with my iPad Quick Page for you so check back later today as well.

Two complete Upper and Lower Case Alpha's with Numbers and some Punctuation
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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

This Year-Neutral January Element Freebie (24 hours only)

I know, my post is a little late this morning.  I worked late last night and when I got home after a 14 hour day... I was exhausted.  Its going to be another long day here as today is my 16 hour day....but I may just have to cut that short as I'm not sure I can handle that tonight and another 14 hour day tomorrow. 
So, I thought I had a date this weekend with Sean who is in Trenton and I have a long weekend but turns out he is just going to stay home so last night on my way home I decided to buy $35 worth of Chocolate to drown my sorrows in this week and weekend.  I had second thoughts about all that chocolate this morning and brought some to work and am hoping my daughter Alex eats most of it... ha ha ha.
If you have missed the previous freebies, you can find them here at IvyScraps.  I've posted the Frebruary Papers, Elements and Alpha to the store in case you didn't want to wait.

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Sunday, February 10, 2013

This Year-Girl January Element Freebie (24 hours only)

Just a quick note this morning as I haven't slept all night and now finally at 8AM I'm thinking I should probably try to get some stuff done I had originally wanted to do laundry, clean my room and bathroom and vacuum....all things I couldn't do without waking my daughter up at 2AM when I first woke up.  Nothings wrong, just one of those nights where I couldn't sleep, reading or movies didn't help either. 
Anyway, here is today's freebie, the girl portion of the Element pack for the month of January.  I hope you enjoy.

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Friday, February 8, 2013

This Year-Boy January Elements Freebie (24 hours only)

I hope everyone is looking forward to the weekend.  Mine as it turns out will be a quiet one again.  No kids except Alexandra, who seems to work all the time and be out with her friends or boyfriend and at 17, that's not much of a kid anymore.  I'm enjoying this quiet time, although with two jobs some nights are not as quiet as others, and when I do get home, I'm just ready to crash.  I hope to spend this weekend finishing up the elements for the March Kits and preparing for April's theme which I'm thinking will be "Babies" what do you think?  What suggestions do you have for kits?  Let me know what you would like to see created.

If you missed these papers you can find them here for $1.25

These Add-On Papers can also be found here at IvyScraps for $1.25
Don't forget to use one of my coupon codes to make these an even better deal.

So tonight is the first element pack for the This Year Series.  I hope you enjoy them and send me links to your galleries showing any layouts you may have created with these elements and papers.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

This Year-Neutral January Paper Freebie (24 hours only)

I hope everyone is enjoying these papers so far.  I've had fun creating them and the kits that are going along with them.  I'm wondering if anyone would be interested in some Quick Pages created for the iPad?  I ask since I have one and my son and his gf are going to be getting one as well and thought I could turn some of their upcoming photo's from their trip into wallpaper for their iPad or just use it to display some of their pictures.    I created this using ..... can you guess?

Would you like this iPad Quick Page as a freebie?  Would you like to see other iPad sized Quick Pages offered?  Leave your comments or suggestions for me.
I've also created some more January Papers and placed them in the store.  Each This Year Paper Pack is only $1.25 and if you spend $3.75 on any of my products you can find a coupon code at the top right hand corner of my blog, below my header.  Here are the preview's for those papers.  Just click on the pictures to be taken to IvyScraps.

And finally, here is today's freebie.  I hope you enjoy.
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Monday, February 4, 2013

This Year-Girl January Paper Freebie (24 hours only)

Well, here is the second installment of my This Year series of kits.  I hope everyone likes the papers I handed out Saturday.  I'm thinking that it may be easier for me to post first thing in the mornings as I have a bit of quiet time at work during the week and same on weekends. 
I spent Saturday morning with my son Marc and his Girlfriend Caitlin finish up packing up his bedroom as he left around 2PM to go visit his Dad and Stepmom before they head of to Thailand on Valentines Day.  I'm hoping they take lots of pictures over the next few months and email them to me.  I'm sure they will have an amazing time.  They hope to venture into India and China as well before coming home in July.  Wouldn't it be nice to just drop everything and just take off like that?  No major worries or baggage like a house or mortgage, car payments etc to tie you down.  Oh to be young again..... (...mind you, I kind of like being older and more mature!)
So, here are your papers, I hope you enjoy them.  If you missed Saturdays freebie, This Year-Boy January Papers you can find them at Ivy Scraps here

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Friday, February 1, 2013

This Year-Boy-January Papers Freebie (24 hours only)

Well, I promised a new series of freebies, and so here we go.  I'm going to offer the January Kits first then the solid papers before starting the February Kits.  I hope you enjoy these but please note freebies will only be available for 24 hours-if you missed them you will be able to find them in the store at Ivy Scraps.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

New Series to be offered as Freebies soon!!!!!

Yes, I've been away for much much too long and its going to be a little longer before I get back into the full swing of things as I'm re-learning Photoshop.  My mind decided to take a little vacation and my daughter Tanya tells me I'll get it back soon, but to keep busy in the meantime and suggested I start scrapping again.  Hurray for you and me as I'm finding this very very fun and entertaining and I think I like some of the things I've created recently better than those I'd done before.
As for those who would like an explanation as to my mind taking a vacation... I'm suffering from retrograde amnesia and have been for about a month now.  Its making my work life and home life interesting to say the least and I have a million questions.  Good thing of all this is apparently I had a caffeine habit and I now hate coffee and tea and that is what is really keeping me from crying sometimes when I know I should remember things are the positives in my life.  Other than that I'm absolutely healthy and getting to know my kids as the adults they practically are now.  Its mostly the last 10-11 years I don't remember so its very different not having them all at home, running in and out of the house, asking for drinks, can friends come over, or sleep over to them no longer living at home and half way across the country or world as Marc is leaving shortly for Thailand.  It will just be Alexandra and I at home soon and she seems very independent so Photoshop will keep me busy I'm sure.
So here are a few previews of whats coming up.  Its going to be a series of kits mini kits under the title of This Year in three colour combinations.  Boy, Girl and Neutral.  Kits and Freebies will be broken down into Papers, Elements and Alphabet for each colour combination for each Month of the Year.  Each freebie will be offered for 24 hours the placed into the store at Ivy Scraps for purchase and I will create a coupon code for purchases over $3.75 and post it at the top right corner of my blog below my title bar.  I will not be posting a freebie every day but hope to every two to three days depending on my work and home schedule so you will need to check my blog daily to catch my freebies. 

These will be the colours used primarily in the This Year-Boys Kits

These will be the colours used primarily in the This Year-Girls Kits
These will be the colours used primarily in the This Year-Neutral Kits
The Papers for the month of January will look like these below and subsequent months will be similar.
This Year-Boy-January Papers

This Year-Girl-January Papers

This Year-Neutral-January Papers
I went  a little overboard with the Elements for the month of January, you will get a few more this month than other months and each kit will not be entirely the same but if there are people, or kids in the element pack as there are in January's... there will be five skin and hair combinations and not all will be shown in the previews. 
This Year-Boy-January Elements

This Year-Girl-January Elements

This Year-Neutral-Elements
As for the Alphabets, they will be one basic alphabet in each of the kits colours along with a special alphabet for that month.  For the month of January, I chose a glitter alphabet, next month... it will be something different.
This Year-Boy-January Alphabet

This Year-Girl-January Alphabet

This Year-Neutral-January Alphabet
I chose these colours because they work well together and on their own.  I currently have themes set for each months elements.  February will be love and Valentines Day however not all months will be holiday oriented.  On my list of themes I have Baby, Birthday/Celebration, School, Christmas, Pets, Halloween, Wedding/Prom, Summer Holidays to name a few.  I'm trying to keep this kid oriented as I know most of us scrap our children and/or grand kids.  If you have any suggestions or idea's for elements please feel free to email me at or leave a comment below. 
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