Saturday, 12 August 2017

Internet Woes!

I'm just letting you know that I'm having internet problems, and am waiting for them to get fixed. I can post and comment, but can only download if it's a very small file - and I can't upload at all. My internet is only working to about 20% of what it should be, and is constantly dropping out. My provider said a technician would need to investigate further to find out what is going on (or what's not going on, I should say!)

I'm telling you this because I had planned to offer another Daily Download for September's Scrap Twist Blog Train, but, depending on the state of my internet, I may not be able to do this. I realise there are still a few weeks to go, but I wanted to give you plenty of notice! But, rest assured, you will definitely get the bundle sometime! I will also have a (much smaller) bundle for the Pixel Scrapper Blog Train, but you may have to wait for that as well.

I also had plans for another, mid-month giveaway on a new Facebook page I'm trying to set up, but that has had to go on the back-burner for the time being, too.

I'll post on here when things are back to normal, so keep checking back!

Friday, 4 August 2017

Another New Blog

I have started a new blog "Inspire Me : Words To Live By".

I have been collecting quotes for years now, and I have a huge amount of them - binders upon binders of both hand written and typed quotes, book after book of quotes, quotes saved on my desktop computer, quotes saved on my laptop, quotes saved in a folder in my emails, quotes found online. I have so many, and they're actually unusable - because none of them are sorted into categories! Which means that, when I need a quote on a specific topic, I can never find one, and (you guessed it!) I have to go online to look up even more quotes!

I'm hoping that starting the new blog will force me into finally sorting out all the quotes, once and for all.

Eventually, I would like to write a little about the individual quotes, and what they mean to me, but that's a little way down the track yet. I was thinking, though, that I'd like to offer printable photo quotes - combining beautiful images with meaningful words - and I've done one so far, which you can see below:



If you like the look of this, head on over to the Inspire Me Blog to download it. (The image is in JPG format, and is 8 inches by 6 inches). There's only a couple of posts on the blog so far, so it's quite empty for now - but that will hopefully change quickly!



Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Pixel Scrapper Blog Train : Good Vibes

No, you're not seeing double - I have another blog train kit for you today! I have finally got back into participating in the Pixel Scrapper Blog Train. My last one was in March of this year, then there was the "Pass The Kit" challenge, then we started up the Scrap Twist Blog Train. But, Pixel Scrapper was where I got my start in designing, and I really missed being a part of their blog train, so, here I am!

August's theme is "Good Vibes", which made me think: the Sixties, flower power, cool dudes, and "Peace, Man", so that's what I went with!


Good Vibes Mini Kit (66.4 MB)


Download from DROPBOX or GOOGLE DRIVE or JUMPSHARE


Make sure you head over to Pixel Scrapper to download the other designers' work - they've created some beautiful kits this month! Just click on the link below, then click on the "Sticky" link for the Aug 2017 Blog Train - Final List:





















August Scrap Twist Blog Train : Dog Days Of Summer

Happy August! It's a brand new month, and that means a brand new Scrap Twist Blog Train! This month's theme, palette and twist were chosen by Susan from Sue's Beautiful Reflections. The theme she chose was "Dog Days Of Summer" - a phrase I (as an Australian) wasn't familiar with. So, I had to ask Uncle Google for some help! It turns out that it refers to the hottest part of Summer, where the heat and humidity means you don't feel like doing anything too strenuous. August is the tail end of Winter in Queensland, Australia (where I live), so temperatures are quite comfortable here!

This is the palette we were given to work with, although I chose to work with 
only four of the colours, black, white, blue, and the darker pink:




We had two twists this time; the first one being that there had to be something dog-related in the kit, with the second being that we had to make a striped paper with 3 of the palette colours.

My contribution this month has two previews (one for the elements, and the other for the papers) although there is only one 43.6 MB download.




Download from DROPBOX or GOOGLE DRIVE or JUMPSHARE


Here are all the Blog Train links:



I hope you enjoy downloading and using everything we have for you this month - see you soon!














Monday, 31 July 2017

Asian Serenity Daily Download : Day 31

Wow! We're actually at the end of the Asian Serenity downloads, with today's final three kits! Today's kits include the printable gift tags which coordinate with Day 29's birthday card fronts. It's going to be quite strange, not madly rushing to get the day's post done. But, never fear, tomorrow is another day! A new month, and a new Scrap Twist Blog Train - and some more goodies for you to download! Do keep popping in to the blog, as I'll be adding other things throughout the weeks to come.


EK19 Gift Tags (34 MB)


Download from DROPBOX or GOOGLE DRIVE or JUMPSHARE


PK20 Textured Gradients 03 (65.1 MB)


Download from DROPBOX or GOOGLE DRIVE or JUMPSHARE


PK55 Calligraphy Embossed Papers (72.5 MB)


Download from DROPBOX or GOOGLE DRIVE or JUMPSHARE


To everyone who has visited the blog this month...

THANK YOU!


Please come back tomorrow for TWO brand new blog trains:

Scrap Twist Blog Train : Dog Days Of Summer

and

Pixel Scrapper Blog Train : Good Vibes

(Two separate posts)






















































































































Sunday, 30 July 2017

Pixel Scrapper Blog Trains

I have started to participate in the Pixel Scrapper Blog Trains once again! We've been so busy setting up the Scrap Twist Blog Train that I simply haven't had time to do the PSBT for a while. So I'll have not one, but TWO blog trains for you to download on August 01:

Scrap Twist : Dog Days Of Summer




Pixel Scrapper : Good Vibes



So, come back here on August 01!































Asian Serenity Daily Download : Day 30

Yikes! It's the second-last day of the Asian Serenity downloads! This has been quite an epic production for me, as I learn how to blog, post, and pre-post! I am really proud of myself, though, and of what I've achieved with this. I have three more kits for you to download today, including the final photo papers & altered photo papers  kits - so, let's get downloading!


PK15 Textured Solids 03 Kit 01 (57 MB)


Download from DROPBOX or GOOGLE DRIVE or JUMPSHARE


PK64 Bamboo & Buddha Photo Papers (68.9 MB)


Download from DROPBOX or GOOGLE DRIVE or JUMPSHARE


PK71 Bamboo & Buddha Altered Photo Papers (95.5 MB)


Download from DROPBOX or GOOGLE DRIVE or JUMPSHARE

Make sure you come back tomorrow for the final kits in the Asian Serenity bundle!


































































Saturday, 29 July 2017

Asian Serenity Daily Download : Day 29

Welcome back! I have something quite different for you today - printable birthday card fronts! Easy instructions for using these are included in the kit, but basically, it's print, cut and adhere! There are matching gift tags coming up, so you'll be able to print out a matching set. I'm really happy with how they turned out, so I hope you like them as much as I do!


EK18 Birthday Card Fronts (31.2 MB)


Download from DROPBOX or GOOGLE DRIVE or JUMPSHARE


PK16 Textured Solids 03 Kit 02 (49.1 MB)


Download from DROPBOX or GOOGLE DRIVE or JUMPSHARE


PK53 Solomon's Knot Gold Patterned Gradients (119 MB)


Download from DROPBOX or GOOGLE DRIVE or JUMPSHARE


See you tomorrow!





































































Friday, 28 July 2017

Asian Serenity Daily Download : Day 28

Hello! Welcome back for another day of downloads. I have another three paper kits for you today, including more photo papers. I did something a little different with today's altered photo papers, so make sure you comment to let me know if you like them!


PK28 Fish Scale Patterned Solids 01 (53.5 MB)


Download from DROPBOX or GOOGLE DRIVE or JUMPSHARE


PK67 Tranquil Gardens Photo Papers (66.6 MB)


Download from DROPBOX or GOOGLE DRIVE or JUMPSHARE


PK74 Tranquil Gardens Altered Photo Papers (51.9 MB)


Download from DROPBOX or GOOGLE DRIVE or JUMPSHARE


Please come back tomorrow for more downloads!
























































Thursday, 27 July 2017

Asian Serenity Daily Download : Day 27

Only 5 Days to go, now! Welcome back for another day of downloads! I'm so grateful to the people who have either been commenting here on the blog, or saying thank you when they download from Dropbox. I really appreciate your kind words, and they mean so much to me! I have three kits for you to download today - I hope you'll enjoy using them:


EK17 Ribbon Wraps (33.2 MB)


Download from DROPBOX or GOOGLE DRIVE or JUMPSHARE


PK07 Flat Gradients 04 (10.2 MB)


Download from DROPBOX or GOOGLE DRIVE or JUMPSHARE


PK41 Calligraphy Gold Patterned Solids (98.6 MB)


Download from DROPBOX or GOOGLE DRIVE or JUMPSHARE


There will be another three kits for you to download tomorrow, so please drop by!































































Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Asian Serenity Daily Download : Day 26

26-27-28-29-30-31... That's right, there are only six days of downloads left! Of Asian Serenity, that is, as August 01 will see the start of another Scrap Twist Blog Train! Once July has finished, I'm hoping to have more time on my hands. I've been creating paper templates recently, and I want to start making element templates, plus get back into the blog trains at Pixel Scrapper; I also intend to update all the kits that are currently on my PS freebie thread, and release them here, and I need to get a couple of bundles finished... (Did I say I was going to have more time after July is over? Hmmm... maybe not!)

Ah, well, never mind! When all is said and done, I'll be doing something that I love! 😉

Ok, it's time for today's downloads:


PK12 Textured Solids 02 Kit 01 (81.4 MB)


Download from DROPBOX or GOOGLE DRIVE or JUMPSHARE


PK49 Fish Scale Gold Patterned Gradients (117 MB)


Download from DROPBOX or GOOGLE DRIVE or JUMPSHARE


PK58 Outlined Diamonds Embossed Papers (72.2 MB)


Download from DROPBOX or GOOGLE DRIVE or JUMPSHARE


I'll have three more kits for you tomorrow - one of elements - so make sure you come back then!



































































Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Asian Serenity Daily Download : Day 25

It's all about photos today, with a photo cards kit (I just love the panda!), and two photo papers kits! The gorgeous photos I am showcasing in the Asian Serenity bundle all come from Pixabay. If I need beautiful images, this is the site I turn to. All free, and all suitable for commercial use. Here are today's kits:


EK16 Photo Cards (17.2 MB)


Download from DROPBOX or GOOGLE DRIVE or JUMPSHARE


PK63 Art Of Zen Photo Papers (64.7 MB)


Download from DROPBOX or GOOGLE DRIVE or JUMPSHARE


PK70 Art Of Zen Altered Photo Papers (70.6 MB)



Download from DROPBOX or GOOGLE DRIVE or JUMPSHARE



Make sure you come back tomorrow for more kits!





































Monday, 24 July 2017

Asian Serenity Daily Download : Day 24

Hello again! I have four kits for you today - one of elements, and three of papers. One of the paper kits is quite large, so if you have any trouble downloading, make sure to comment below, and I can split the kit for you. Anyway, here they are:


EK15 Masks (12 MB)


Download from DROPBOX or GOOGLE DRIVE or JUMPSHARE


PK27 Filigree Patterned Solids (157 MB)


Download from DROPBOX or GOOGLE DRIVE or JUMPSHARE


PK65 Beauty Of Nature Photo Papers (70.6 MB)


Download from DROPBOX or GOOGLE DRIVE or JUMPSHARE


PK72 Beauty Of Nature Altered Photo Papers (88.1 MB)


Download from DROPBOX or GOOGLE DRIVE or JUMPSHARE


Happy downloading, and I'll see you tomorrow!

















































































Sunday, 23 July 2017

Asian Serenity Daily Download : Day 23

Today I have another three paper kits for you to download - I hope you like them 😊!


PK18 Textured Gradients 01 (57.3 MB)


Download from DROPBOX or GOOGLE DRIVE or JUMPSHARE


PK39 Fish Scale Patterned Gradients (80.9 MB)


Download from DROPBOX or GOOGLE DRIVE or JUMPSHARE


PK45 Polka Dots Gold Patterned Solids (61.4 MB)


Download from DROPBOX or GOOGLE DRIVE or JUMPSHARE


Happy downloading, and see you tomorrow!




































































































Saturday, 22 July 2017

Asian Serenity Daily Download : Day 22

Hello, all! Welcome back to the blog, and to another day of downloads. Have you missed any days? No need to worry, because everything on this blog will be available indefinitely - I still have heaps of space on my 3 file-sharing sites!

I've been busy with a secret project which will benefit all followers of the Scrap Twist Facebook Page, as well as making lots of paper templates. I've also finished my contribution to August's Scrap Twist Blog Train, and have pre-posted it here, so it's all ready to go when August rolls around. I also want to get back to participating in the Pixel Scrapper Blog Trains - I really miss them!

Quite honestly, I could design all day every day, and still not get to at least 75% of the ideas running around in my head! (I wish I could design all day every day, but boring things like housework and grocery shopping tend to get in the way!) I'm also my Mum's carer, and she's my top priority, so everything else has to be slotted in around her needs.

Are you ready for today's downloads? I have three more kits for you today, and here they are:


EK14 Lanterns (20.3 MB)


Download from DROPBOX or GOOGLE DRIVE or JUMPSHARE


PK10 Textured Solids 01 Kit 02 (66.1 MB)


Download from DROPBOX or GOOGLE DRIVE or JUMPSHARE


PK26 Calligraphy Patterned Solids 02 (123 MB)


Download from DROPBOX or GOOGLE DRIVE or JUMPSHARE


Well, that's it for today! Come back tomorrow for more free kits!






















Friday, 21 July 2017

Asian Serenity Daily Downloads: Day 21

Welcome back to my blog for more kits to download. Today's first kit is comprised of what I call "journal quote cards", meaningful quotes paired with beautiful images. I have a confession to make: I "collect" quotes! I probably have thousands and thousands of them by now - but I really need to sort them into categories, so that they're at my fingertips when I need them!

It's exactly the same with fonts! I love fonts! I think I would have 10,000+, and they all need sorted too! I am actually part of the way through sorting them but, like the quotes, it's a very long-drawn-out process! Oh, well! Once July is over, I'll have more time to do jobs like that. I'm also part of the way through sorting all the templates and textures I have collected over the past few years, since I've been designing. (I started off wanting to learn digital scrapbooking, but once I started designing, that was it! As a result, I've only done about 12 scrapbook pages in all that time!)

Well, I'd better stop "waffling on", and give you the links for today's downloads!


EK13 Journal Quote Cards (10 MB)


Download from DROPBOX or GOOGLE DRIVE or JUMPSHARE


PK13 Textured Solids 02 Kit 02 (67.5 MB)


Download from DROPBOX or GOOGLE DRIVE or JUMPSHARE


PK51 Outlined Diamonds Gold Patterned Gradients (100 MB)


Download from DROPBOX or GOOGLE DRIVE or JUMPSHARE


Thanks for stopping by, and make sure you come back tomorrow!




































Internet Woes!

I'm just letting you know that I'm having internet problems, and am waiting for them to get fixed. I can post and comment, but can o...