Wednesday, 27 September 2017

New Release - "Old Time Harvest" plus a freebie

Although I no longer live on the farm, it is still in my heart.
Growing up in the country I had a freedom that let me learn 
something new about nature every day.
When I was young I didn't realize how much I would use what I learned back then.
I may not have worked in the field, but my parents, grandparents 
and great-grandparents did.
Equipment has changed dramatically since my grandparents day,
 but there still are working vintage pieces all over the world.

Every year we have a Threshman's Day where people gather 
to see how a crop was taken off the field the old way. It was quite a chore. 
The women would get together to cook the meal that would be eaten 
by the group of men harvesting. 
Each farmer would travel to their neighbor's field to help them with their harvest. 
It took days to cut the crop down and gather it into sheaves to let it cure. 
Then the big threshing machine would be brought onto the field where the sheaves would be thrown onto it one by one to get the precious kernels.

My grandmother told me stories of how she would stook 
in the field with her children in tow. 
One time she lay my mother, who was still a baby, 
down under a stack of sheaves to sleep while she gathered up the grain stalks. 
Only later to forget where she put her. 
After a bit of searching grandmother found her  still sleeping, so no harm done.
That experience sure let me know how people had to work no matter what. 
Farmers back then had no time to take a vacation but always had time 
to go to church and visit family.
This kit is my way of paying homage to the generations of the past
 that worked so hard to give us such an easy life.

"Old Time Harvest"

Contains 18 background papers and 
75 very unique embellishments
all created full size at 300dpi.








Available in my stores at 25% off for a week

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Also available is:

"Old Time Harvest Addon"


Also 25% off for a week

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My first sample layout features a photo of my grandfather with his team of horses.


This second layout has photos of a barn on a nearby farm.



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This time I have 18 papers as a freebie for you.
These will work wonderfully with both kits.
Get them free from my store.


(expires October 3)

Have a great day!



Monday, 25 September 2017

Manic Monday - Courtney's Way


The inspiration for this kit came from my sister-in-law's niece's graduation gown.
Of course you guessed, her name is Courtney.
I used her photographs in my last 3 sample layouts.
You will find this page kit useful in your scrapping for all occasions.

"Courtney's Way"

Contains 30 background papers and 75 embellishments
all created full size at 300dpi.












This kit and all coordinated items are 40% off 
at my stores until October 1st

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Get the Bundle at 50% off
until October 1st



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Some sample layouts for you to view







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I hope you like this overlay freebie and find it useful. 


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(available for a limited time)

Have a joy-joy day!


Wednesday, 20 September 2017

New Release - "Dahlia Days" plus a freebie


Dahlias come in all sizes, shapes and colors.
One of my favorite flowers of the late summer season.
I remember when I was very young, my mother planting her dahlia tubers.
Then when the plants produced their huge burgandy blooms, 
I was amazed that a small dried root could become something so beautiful.
Fall would approach and Mom would be out there digging up the tubers 
to store away until the following spring.
My mother's green thumb is the inspiration for this flowery page kit. 

"Dahlia Days"

Contains 18 background papers and 60 embellishments
all created full size at 300 dpi for print quality.










Available at 25% off for a week
Check out what else you might like that matches this kit.

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This first sample page features a photo of my younger sister many years ago.


This next one is of a kitten from a surprise batch on my sister's farm.


The last sample is of our gorgeous niece.




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This pretty cluster is your freebie.
I hope you like it.
Get it free from my store.


(available for one week only)

I would like to thank you for all your lovely comments on previous posts.
Since I can no longer respond to each of individually, I am doing so here.

Have a great day!

Monday, 18 September 2017

Manic Monday - Fall Shoreline


The muted colors of this page kit sure speaks to how the weather at the beach changes in the fall.
Very chilly air comes off the water making us grab the nearest coverlet.
Well, cuddle up and scrap some pages or an album to remember your summer adventures.

"Fall Shoreline"

Contains 18 background papers and 80 embellishments
all created full size and at 300 dpi.









Available in my stores at 40% off
This includes all coordinated items like a 20 page photobook template, clusters, 
borders, stacked papers, quickpages, cluster frames and journal cards.

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Some samples to view.







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Here is a border freebie for you.


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Have a joy-joy day!