Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Walk On The Wild Side | Day 21 of 28


The countdown's on!  Only 7 more days of downloads left - thank you all for your patience in coming back here every day to collect the next kit [or kits!] in the bundle.  Here are today's kits:


EK10 Ferns (53.1 MB)


Download from GOOGLE DRIVE


PK09 Sticker Papers 01 (45.3 MB)


Download from GOOGLE DRIVE



2 more kits tomorrow!

Walk On The Wild Side | Day 20 of 28


Hello, and welcome back for Day 20! Hasn't this month gone fast? Only 8 days left, after today. Today's kit is the first of two Washi Tape kits in the bundle, and you'll be able to download the second kit on Day 24.


EK26 Washi Tape 01 (15.1 MB)
  

 Download from GOOGLE DRIVE



Fern elements & Sticker papers tomorrow!

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Walk On The Wild Side | Day 19 of 28

Please note that Day 17's link has now been fixed!


Thank you all for returning to my blog for the next kit in the Walk On The Wild Side bundle! The wolves will be able to walk all over your pages now!


EK28 Wolf Paw Prints (25.2 MB)


Download from GOOGLE DRIVE



Come back tomorrow for some Washi Tape!

Monday, 18 February 2019

Walk On The Wild Side | Day 18 of 28

Please note that Day 17's link has now been fixed!


Hello everyone, and welcome back for Day 18’s downloads! 




EK18 Journal Cards 02 Unlined (14.6 MB)
  


Download from GOOGLE DRIVE


PK12 Howling Wolf Papers 02 (45.5 MB)


Download from GOOGLE DRIVE



Tomorrow’s kit : Wolf Paw Prints!

Sunday, 17 February 2019

Walk On The Wild Side | Day 17 of 28


How is your February going?  I hope you’re still enjoying coming here every day to collect the downloads. 

One lady commented on Pixel Scrapper that she felt that Daily Downloads weren’t really appropriate for a blog train (my words, not hers), and that, although she appreciated the gift, she simply didn’t have the time to log on every day, download & unzip every kit. 

Here’s my reply:

“I do understand where you are coming from, but I ended up making so much that it turned into a big bundle!  As not everyone has a superfast internet connection [I don't!], I thought 'little and often' would probably suit more people.  Perhaps you could log on once a week, or fortnight?  Whatever you decide, feel free to check out all the blog posts, and download anything you like, whenever you like!

As anyone who has followed the Scrap Twist blog trains will know, I often get ‘carried away’ when I’m designing, and make a lot of items!  I have done a few month-long daily downloads before for Scrap Twist, but never one for Pixel Scrapper before this one.  So, I really don’t know if this lady’s comments represent the opinion of a lot of people, or just a few.  Should I do daily downloads, or not?  I have no idea!

When I make a lot of stuff, I just want to get it out to people the best way I can.  I would personally prefer to download 1, 2 or 3 kits a day, over the course of a month, than to have to download 48 kits at one time.  I would probably not download that much from one person if I had to do it in a shorter period of time.  But that’s just me.  I don’t know how many people download my designs, I don’t know how many people like what I do, or find a use for it.

I design primarily because I like it, I can see my work improving, and it gives me a great deal of pleasure.  Plus it’s something creative I can do in my spare time, and it can be worked around my responsibilities as carer for my almost 89-year-old mother.  I don’t get out of the house much, I don’t have friends to visit – I chat more to people online than I do to people in real life, so there’s the social aspect as well.

In any case, once something is on my blog, it can be downloaded for the foreseeable future, as I have plenty of storage space on my file sharing sites (although I’m just using Google Drive at the moment, until I get Dropbox & Jumpshare sorted out).  So, once it’s there, it’s there indefinitely, and you can go back any time and continue downloading where you left off.

Wow, I’ve really gone ‘off-topic’ today, haven’t I?  But this lady’s comments have really got me thinking and wondering, so

I thought I'd better go to the source, and posted the following on the Blog Train Regulations Forum Thread:

Question: Is a daily download spread over a whole month acceptable for the PS blog train?  I'm doing one this month [February 2019], and one lady in the comments thread felt it wasn't.  Your thoughts and opinions - for and against - would be very welcome!

Site owner Marisa replied:
In general I don't like to make too many rules for the blog train, I want to keep it so that it works for the most people. But, the one rule I do stand by is that your freebie needs to be free "for the entire month." So technically what you are doing does not really abide by that. What I would suggest to you in the future, is to maybe make a small "freebie" that was available the whole month, and then you could also do your daily downloads with the majority of what you've made. Does that seem fair? I recognize that designers are doing all the work, so I want to be considerate of what they actual want the blog train to be doing.

And I said:
That sounds very reasonable to me, and now I think about it, it's really what you and the other Pixel Scrapper designers do, isn't it - make a mini kit for the blog train, then offer a coordinating bundle, too.

Marisa:
Yes. I usually enjoy making something bigger than just a mini kit, and I like being forced to work with palette and themes I wouldn't normally choose. But I still make the mini kit for the blog train.

Me:
Thank you so much for your input, Marisa. Now I can be sure that I'll be sticking to the rules with the blog trains in the future!

So that's one problem sorted!!

Anyway, back to what you originally came here for!  Today’s kit is, as I mentioned yesterday, a little different for me.  I called it “Title Clusters” because, well, you could use them for page titles, and they’re clusters. I haven’t done much in the way of clusters before, so I hope you like them!

  
EK25 Title Clusters (21.2 MB)
  

Download from GOOGLE DRIVE



Please come back tomorrow for
the unlined version of Day 13’s Journal Cards,
as well as some ‘Howling Wolf' papers!
AROOOOOOO!

Saturday, 16 February 2019

Walk On The Wild Side | Day 16 of 28


Here is your second feathers kit of the bundle, and the first of 2 flowers kits.  I hope you like them!


EK07 Feathers 02 (4.53 MB)


Download from GOOGLE DRIVE


EK13 Flowers 01 (12.0 MB)


Download from GOOGLE DRIVE



Something a little bit different tomorrow: Title Clusters!
(A mixture of Word Art Titles, and Clustering, which I’m trying out!)

Friday, 15 February 2019

Walk On The Wild Side | Day 15 of 28


I have two kits for you to download today, and here is the first.  It’s a little kit of brads; one in each of the palette colours, with PSE’s Glass Buttons Style added.


EK02 Brads (2.92 MB)

 

Download from GOOGLE DRIVE

  
And now for today’s second kit:


PK07 Painted Gradient Papers (61.0 MB)

 

Download from GOOGLE DRIVE



Well, that’s it for today!
Come back tomorrow for two elements kits: Feathers & Flowers!

Walk On The Wild Side | Day 21 of 28

The countdown's on!  Only 7 more days of downloads left - thank you all for your patience in coming back here every day to collect the...