Posts Tagged ‘freebie’
Hope everyone’s Tuesday is going great! Mine is much better than my Monday! Today I have for you a cute little freebie made by our CT Shanna. I always love her work! She used Scrapping Artistry’s kit Faerie Tale Bundle. I have this kit myself and absolutely love it!
You can get the kit at MyMemories, where you can also pick up these awesome free clusters that match,
or at With Love Studio where it’s on sale right now for 41% off the regular price!!!
This kit is so much fun and has tons of elements to play with! It is perfect for your little Princess or Adventurer! Here you have a May calender for your desktop and your Facebook timeline cover!
Hi everyone! Crystal here with a great recipe to share with you. My daughter and I were looking for something different and healthy to eat and found this Chicken Gyro recipe. It’s really delicious, and very easy to make. It’s perfect for lunch or would make a great summer supper because it’s so light, but it really fills you up! I’ve make a couple of recipe cards for you to download so you can try this recipe for yourself!
I made the cards using Scrapping Artistry’s “Flowers and Showers” kit – it’s available at With Love Studio or MyMemories!
Click Images to enlarge the cards, then right click to save to your computer.photo and recipe adapted from a bitchin’ kitchen
The little boy my daughter babysits is three and he is IN LOVE with Halloween right now. It’s so great because he really makes you feel all the excitement and wonder of the season. Whenever we see a pumpkin, he looks at you sideways and says with a big smile, “It’s almost Halloweeeeen time!” His enthusiasm is contagious!
Do you celebrate Halloween? Will you be trick or treating or will you have a party, or both!? I adore Halloween parties and I usually try to have one every year – I enjoy making all the spooky themed treats, the games are fun, but mostly I love to see everyone in costumes – it’s so fun to see what’s in their imagination from year to year.
One of my favorite things to give for party favors is treat bags – it’s fun to load them up with homemade candy and treats, but I also include an apple, raisins, nuts, and you could even do a toothbrush and mini toothpaste or something! To make them more special I usually make a personalized treat bag topper for them. Every year I do a different design. Here is a photo from one of the years.
For those, I just used plain paper bags, filled them with goodies and stapled the treat bag toppers to them. On the outside I made “ghost pops” using tootsie roll pops covered with white paper towels. I fastened them around the neck with rubber bands, but you could use ribbons, or bread twistie ties or whatever you have laying around. I drew on two eyes and taped them underneath their spooky shrouds. It was simple, but fun and the kids loved them!
If you’d like to make some this year I have a template for you! All you have to do is grab the FREE template, decorate them and print them out to use! So fun and easy! Head over to With Love Studio and pick up the FREE template.
If you do make a treat bag topper, make sure to share a copy of it with us in the With Love Studio Challenge forums – you’ll get credit for it – points that will turn into $ to buy product in the With Love Studio – yeah, that’s a WIN-WIN!!
Happy 1st day of August to you all! We have a really fun month planned for you! First, before I tell you about everything going on I’d like to show you the newest FREE, that’s right I said FREE Daily Download Sugar Moon is hosting over at With Love Studio.
Also starting today is With Love Studio’s Dog Days of Summer Fair event. Both Sugar Moon and Missy’s Bits have alot of fun in store for you all.
And now for your Wednesday challenge! This week I’ve been so busy enjoying watching the Olympics that I challenge you all to create a layout that helps you to remember the fun you and your family have enjoyed during these great games. It doesn’t even have to be about the Olympics it could be just a simple layout about your family enjoying an outdoor sport. I was unable to complete this challenge before posting this but can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with.
Today we have a great freebie for you!! Crowns!
What kid doesn’t love a party crown for their birthday, or maybe just a crown to be a prince or princess for the day. These crowns are a big hit with both the boys and the girls. You can even customize your crowns with pictures or ages by using MyMemories or Photoshop software.
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Using MyMemories Software to Customize your Crown
- Download template file and install it into your software
- Using MyMemories Suite, choose Create Album From Designer Template and find your project
- Now you can add pictures, print and enjoy the provided template, or customize it with your own papers and embellishments.
TIP: You can right-click on the white guide and lock it in place to keep it from moving while you are working. Make sure this is the top layer of your project before printing. Instead of adding the paper as a background paper, you can add it as an embellishment so that you can move the paper around. This is especially useful when using papers with stripes or circles, so you can decide which part of the paper you want to use. Once it is added as an embellishment, you can now select the paper and move it into the position you want it.
Just SAVE and PRINT on cardstock!
Using Photoshop or another Software to Customize your Crown
- Download template file and install it into your software
- Open the PNG file that is in the templates.
- The transparent part of the PNG file is where you will layer your background papers behind and then layer elements on top of the background papers.
Save and Print you file!!
Now the fun part putting the crown together!!
1. Print your Crown templates on cardstock and gather supplies. (Recommended supplies: craft knife, cutting mat, metal edged ruler, small scissors, stapler) — I used just cardstock, scissors and tape!
2. Using the craft knife and metal edged ruler cut along outside line. TIP: a small pair of scissors could be used as an alternative, especially when adding decorations to the top points of your crown
And here is a preview of some premade crowns made by our CT members Shanna and Amber.
The kits used to create these are:
In My Pocket~ The Birthday Boy Crown
Swimmingly~ King of Summer
Mad Hatter Tea party~ Birthday Girl Crown
Skylars Dream~ Princess Crown
Hi Shanna here with another great printable you can use to help motivate your kids to do their chores and help out around the house. Today I have created a Chore Tic-Tac-Toe sheet (8×8) that you can print out or create using the blank one in this kit to tailor to your child’s chore responsibilities. The object of this is to motive your child/children to get their chores completed with some type of reward for their hard work. This also helps teach younger kids strategy to try and get their 3 in a row for their tic-tac-toe. You can use this chart with one child or two children. My idea was it would be fun for two children to actually compete and see who could get their tic-tac-toe first, but for little ones and single children you could just simply let them mark off their chores as they do them and once they reach a tic-tac-toe they can be rewarded with whatever reward you want to give them. For two children competing be sure they understand who is “X” and who is “O” then whoever gets their tic-tac-toe first gets the first reward.
I created these Tic-Tac-Toe sheets using Sugar Moon’s “Mommy’s Little Helper” kit. You can purchase her full kit in her store at With Love Studio, to scrap those pictures you have of your kiddos helping out or working on their tic-tac-toe charts.
Here is your Tic-Tac-Toe Charts (click image to download)
Hi there, Shanna here once again with another fun Summer Activity for the kids. Do you often get tired of hearing your kids say “Mom, I’m bored!” all throughout the summer? Well here is a fun solution for those bored kiddos. Back in early May I was talking with a few of my friends from my MOPS (Mother’s of Preschoolers) group and we were talking about how we planned to keep our kids busy during the summer months. One of my friends said last year she’d made a BINGO chart of her kids with activities listed on it for them to do and check off as they went, in addition to having activities to do they learned stradegy on how to get a BINGO so they could in turn earn tickets for incentives she made up for them. Well I thought this was an awesome idea and just knew my almost 7 year old would love this to keep her busy and off all the electronics all day. Here are the rules I made up for our BORED Bingo and the incentives for earning bingo tickets.
Here is my daughter, Allison, marking off her first BINGO square on the first day of summer break!
A close up of my BORED Bingo card framed in a square 8×8 frame (you could do any size). I framed my card so we could easily use a dry erase marker on the glass to mark off the squares as she completes them. Then after we’re done with the week we can erase all the marks and insert a new card for the week and reuse this card if we want to again. (TIP: If you don’t want to frame it you could also laminate or put it inside a clear pocket protector and mark on it using a dry erase marker.)
And of course I wouldn’t show you this without including a FREEBIE for you to printout and use if you’d like. In this freebie package you’ll get 3 bingo cards I made for my daughter (the activities may not work for your family but they may so I included them), 1 blank bingo card you can use to write your own activities on, and a sheet of 12 Bingo tickets to print out.
All of these freebies I made using Sugar Moon’s “Sea Jewels ” kit
Download the freebie by clicking the image below:
Hello, there! Melissa T. is here to bring you another tasty morsel in the form of hybrid art using digital scrapbooking supplies and GIMP 2.0. I sincerely hope that everyone enjoyed last week’s introduction to GIMP, Moleskine, Milliande, and the freebies I created. I know that it was a lot to absorb, so this week I have another hybrid project for you to enjoy.
For those of you who don’t know, this week is Teacher Appreciation Week, plus Sunday is Mother’s Day. Those are two great occasions in which sentiment (and even gifts) are appreciated. Today we will be creating a Cookie Box (fill with your own recipe for your favorite cookie) designed in GIMP. I suggest printing out the template on white paper first and cutting it out before printing the finished one on cardstock. That way, you know exactly where to fold and glue your box edges.
1. Open GIMP 2.0 and click on “Open a New File.”
2. Once opened, you will click on the template format for the cookie box wherever you choose to save it on your computer.
3. Pick out the paper from your “Outside Content Folder” on your computer or external hard drive. Click on the File button and select “Open a file” and import it into a new document. From here you will want to shrink the size of the paper and copy and paste it into the background of your template. You do not have to stick with one color or style of paper since it is your project. Using this template, it is rather hard to use the “Fill” option, so you will have to cut and shrink the paper, move it, and rotate it to fill in all of the rectangles.
4. Choose an embellishment or word Art to add to your cookie box and select “Open a new file” to import it into GIMP. You will want to shrink the embellishments, word art, or even pictures that you open before copying and pasting onto the first template.
5. Repeat this step as many times as necessary until you feel that you have completed designing the front and back of your box.
6. Once finished, save the file and print it on heavy cardstock. Cut out the template, fold, glue as directed, and allow to dry before inserting your cookie or gift of choice (this is the perfect size for a Post-It pad for a teacher gift).
For my sample template, I created a design from Divine Digital’s Blog Hop this past week on Women in Creativity in which Sugar Moon participated. You may either use my PDF or create your own using all of the freebies and “Outside Content” you can find. The world is your proverbial creative oyster!
Go make a memory today, and make sure that you have a camera on hand to capture it!
Hi there! Melissa T. is here to bring you another Thursday Tutorial. This week, we will be discussing how to turn background papers into mats, frames, and other shapes. Sometimes, you will find that you have used a picture, but the embellishments are too busy for use in your layout. Sometimes, you will want to add a little something special to your layout, but you do not want to distract from the picture inside it. And sometimes, you will decide that the coordinating background papers are too beautiful not to incorporate into your layout. In all of these instances, changing a background paper into a mat, frame, or shape is just the skill you need in your bag of digital scrapbooking tricks to make your layout really “pop.”
Once again, Lisa J. from MyMemories has created a video and a PDF demonstrating just how to do this in your MyMemories Software. If you currently do not own this #1 rated digital scrabooking suite, then I highly recommend buying it. You may find a coupon for $10 off the Suite on the right hand side of the page. However, if you choose to create a shape from an “Outside Content” digital software pack, then you must import the paper as a picture. Once it has been imported into your software, you may then select the “Photos” tab on the left hand side of the program, then press the “shape” button. The MyMemories Suite V3 offers a wide varied of shapes from which to choose ranging from three sizes of circles to diamonds, hearts, and frames.
I personally use this feature all of the time, but it is not necessary to use it only for background paper. Any picture may be formed into a shape other than a square. To supply a sample for you, I have created a page using Sugar Moon’s “April Showers” Mini Kit. This kit will be made available later this week at her shop at With Love Studio. The coordinating Alphabet may be found on Missy’s Bits Facebook Fan page under the “Exclusive” tab. This is a beautiful example of a free kit that you will use as “Outside Content” with the MyMemories Suite V3.
Enjoy the Freebie, make a memory, and be sure to have a camera on hand!
We also want to mention that today is the last day for 15% off over at Mymemories! Make sure to stop by and get your savings today!
Hi Amber here with your Tuesday treasures It has been a busy week around here with Missy and Sugarmoon having the re-opening of With Love Studio! Make sure to head on over and check out the sales going on this week for their re-opening and to check out the forums for fun challenges and April’s download a day! The best part of the challenges is you can earn “love” points and after you have so many they turn into cash for the store!
Today I have a QP that I made up using Missy Bits New kit Skylars Dream! This kit is full of pretty pinks and browns and beautiful flowers. It is also on sale right now for only $2.99!
Here is a preview of what you will be getting
And here is what I made using this page! I love this kit for making pages for a baby book or special moments layout!
And here is your download link for you free quickpage using Missy’s bits designs kit Skylars Dream only at WLS right now!