Thursday, July 24, 2008

SNL Santa Surprise Sack

In conjunction with Digital Scrapbook Place's Christmas in July celebration, the SNL group is giving away some freebies during their regular chat on Saturday night.

My contribution is a kit I originally made in November 2007. Since I design at 300ppi and then convert all my files to 200ppi to meet the SNL rules, I am offering this kit in both sizes so you can choose the size you prefer.

If you use my kit to make a layout, please send me a link to your gallery and I'll be glad to show your layout on my blog.

Also included in the zip file is this plopper:

Download the 300ppi kit here

Download the 200ppi kit here

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Bow Tutorial

I wrote this tutorial several months ago and have seen that there has been quite a bit of interest in it from different forums and yahoo groups. Since the old SNL website where it has been hosted is going to be taking it down in a month or two, I decided to add it to my blog in addition to the new SNL website.

A discussion thread related to the tutorial remains on the DSP forum here:

This is a preview of the finished bow you can make using this tutorial:

You can download the tutorial here.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Another Peek at the New Kit

This layout was also done with the kit I will be releasing on August 1. I used a template by Ann (the3chickens). It is template #4 available here: While you're there check out the rest of Ann's blog. She does a super job of hunting down all of the best freebies and sales on digi-scrapping supplies.

I also found a really cool PSP script that drastically reduces your time in making a layout from a template. It is available here:
The download is in post #1 and there is a mini tutorial in post #17.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

SNL Scrappers

I have been designing with the SNL Scrappers for about a year and a half. Once a month, we are given a color scheme and a theme. Each person then creates parts of a color-coordinated mega-kit.

Each person uploads their part to the SNL website on or before the end of the month. Then they are given access to download the parts that all the other members have created.

One member provides a tutorial each month and we hold a tutorial chat on the third Saturday of the month.

We all enjoy helping each other learn new techniques. And it's always exciting to see one of our members accepted at a shop to sell their creations.

If you would like more information about our group, click here: or on the blinkie on my sidebar. When you get to the site, click on the "New Member Guide" in the Site Navigation category.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Sneak Peek

This layout is a sneak peek at a kit I designed as part of a Collaboration Kit with the ADSDesigners yahoogroup. The kit will be released on August 1 on the blogs of several designers. Check back here for my part.

The photos were taken when Jenny and Jarrod were on vacation in China this past spring.