August 28, 2011

Card Challenge FREEBIE!!!

I know August is almost over and I've been a little slow in getting the challenges organized but I would love for you all to join me in a little challenge for August  ^.^

First challenge for the blog...YAY!!!

DOWNLOAD HERE!   I hope you like the freebie sketch and enjoy the challenge :)
(freebie links available for a short time only)
and the neat little prize are these two Quick Background pages

Just add a link to your challenge cards here or upload to my facebook page

Have a great day!

August 24, 2011


I was a bit naughty and skipped a day of the Big Ideas Festival... the word NEST, and be blowed if I can think of anything :( maybe it will come later.  

Now for Day 7 - CHERISH... Hubby and I had just been to the hardware store to pick up some herbs and pots, this is Hubby's new project.  What a photo opportunity :)...

The photos really seemed to suit the word for the day!

Have a great day!

August 22, 2011

Facebook Freebie!!!

I've put another Freebie up on Facebook for ya'll to grab...

GET IT HERE!  but remember you must LIKE me to get the download link :)

Have a great day!

August 21, 2011

Supa Digi Kit FREEBIE!!! - BLOG HOP

I know you were all disappointed that SDK closed its doors and a few of you asked if you would still be able to get the Supa Digi Kit Freebies. Well the good news is YES... come and join us for a SUPA DIGI KIT FREEBIE BLOG HOP!

Here is my part (again) of this month’s Supa Digi Kit - Just a Man


And here is the whole list of hoppers who are just waiting to share their part of this fabulous Supa Digi Kit. I know they’re excited and just waiting for you to stop by and say hello :)

1. Designed by Ellie

2. Keep In Touch

3. Lora Spieser

4. Created by Jill

5. Tati Pitti Designs

Have a great day!

August 20, 2011


The Big Idea Festival - Day 6 is here with the word ENJOY!  I pretty much enjoy  I kept the journaling on this one pretty basic...

This was a QP I made with my Just Because kit :)

Have a great day!

August 19, 2011


Day 4 at the Big Idea Festival and the word for the day was...  GIVE!  I'm not known for my journaling on layouts, but I really thought about this one and this is what I came up with...

A pretty simple layout really, just one photo but the journaling is the focus on this one.  I hope you can read it :)

Have a great day!

August 18, 2011


Day 3 of the Big Ideas Festival and I'm still hanging in there, this is a very good sign I might just make it to Day 12...hehehehe.  So today's word was LESS!  The idea was to think about what you could maybe do with less of in your life.  I thought about all the usual things, like less TV, less stress, less sitting at the computer, less spending money etc. but in the end I went with this...

Journaling: I can do with less of most things in life but....  one thing I won't do is spend LESS time with family.

Have a great day!

August 17, 2011

Big Ideas Festival - Day 2

Oopps I meant to post this but forgot...hehehe.

Todays word was Wonder - so I had to use this layout as it pretty much embodies the word.

I add journaling :SHOCK:

Have a great day!

August 15, 2011


The Big Idea Festival has started over at Big Picture Classes...YAY!!!  For the next 12 days we'll be given a word to use for a layout.  I am really excited that I have the time to take on this challenge and look forward to joining in more like this =)

Here's my layout for Day 1...

This is the first time I've created a layout with no photos, it was a bit scary...hahaha.  What do you think, did I do ok?

Have a great day!

August 14, 2011


OK Ladies, I'm getting a bit serious about facebook...hehehehe!  Come and LIKE my Page to get this freebie...  Isn't it supa cute =)

Then once you've liked my Facebook Page you'll get all the latest and greatest news and updates!  Plus you'll get EXCLUSIVE Facebook freebies...YAY!!! So what are you waiting for, come on and like my page =) 

Have a great day!

August 12, 2011

What a Week and a Freebie!!!

All I can say is hoorah this week is over, can I just say it has not been a good one :( .  Tuesday night after work I came home to find an email from SDK's Web Host to say they were going out of business and I had until the 12th to find a new host and move the site...WTF?  Once I got my head around that fact, I decided not to continue on with SDK or move the site :( .  Definately not the way I envisioned closing the site, it has been a big part of my life over the last 6 years.  It has now taken three days to get the domain name secured and sign up with another Web Host... phew! I'm sure it use to be easier.  Then today one of my monitors decided to pack it in :sigh:  

OK enough of the pity party!!! 

So while I may not have a site anymore there is no need to stop giving away freebies, right :)  I'm not going to stop designing or scrapping or having a challenge or two.  Plus I've just set up a facebook page I plan on posting freebie or two on, as well as here....YAY!!!  I'm hoping that the new Web Host I've signed up for will activate my account within the next 24 hrs.  New Web Host?  So I can still give you all a direct link to my freebies, of course :)  ...but until that happens I will have to use 4shared.

Now I know some of you were looking forward to this month's Supa Digi Kits but I'm not sure you will be able to get them all, I'm working on something in that direction.  In the meantime here is what would have been my contribution...

DOWNLOAD HERE!  As always, happy scrapping and enjoy :)

Have a great day!

August 11, 2011

We're Closed :(

It is with much regret and great sadness


All of us at SDK would like to thank you our Members, Customers and Guests for your support over the past 6 years.

SDK's closure is mainly due to notification of our Web Host going out of business 12th August but...

although SDK will no longer trade you can still find the following Designers at these places

SammyD - My Blog and Facebook
Designed by Ellie - Blog and Digital Design Den
Created by Jill - Blog and go Digital Scrapbooking
Keep in Touch Designs - Blog    
Tati Pitti Designs - Blog

Have a great day!

August 08, 2011

Happy... Something!!!

LOL... I made this card for the Create a Card Challenge at SDK but left it blank so it will be useful for lots of occasions...

In photoshop I created a new canvas A4 in size, as that is as big as my printer will go.  I then arranged the card template pieces so they all fitted on the A4 sheet.  Using my kit Just a Man I clipped my papers to the template pieces, then printed the sheet.  The multi coloured paper strip were cut in between the strips, then curled to add a bit of depth.  The digital flair I attached to a clear circular pebble (I think that's what it's called) again to add depth.  A great male themed card I now have ready on hand that was so easy to make!

Have a great day!

August 07, 2011

Watching, Reading and Making

TV I The Sopranos. I caught an episode a while back and thought this series was not for me but... Hubby started watching this a week ago and as my computer is in the lounge room I watch too.  Turns out this series is not what I thought.  I love the humour and the day today family issues the main character has to deal with, it's not easy being a Mob Boss.

BOOKS I The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan. If you like fantasy books then these are an enjoyable read.  We have these as eBooks as well, which is really convenient when traveling.  No more lugging heaps of books with us on trips.

MAGAZINES I Digital Photo and Photoshop Creative.  Two very excellent mags, full of hints, tips, tutorials and reviews.

MAKING I I'm thinking Christmas already... I know, I know but it doesn't hurt to make an early start :)  The little bag was made following this tutorial 2-5-7-10 Box over at Splitcoast Stampers and the card was made following this tutorial from Quick & Crafty on Youtube...

Have you started on anything for Chistmas yet?  If so please share, I'm always looking for good ideas :)

Have a great day!

August 05, 2011

Welcome to Big Idea Festival!

a FREE summer idea festival - 12 days of inspriation from 12 outstanding teachers at Big Picture Classes!

Supa Digi Kit FREEBIE !!!

It's Friday and a new month which means there's a new Supa Digi Kit for the month...WOOHOO!  This month is all about the MAN, well that would be the Man in your  First part available NOW!

Just a Man - Supa Digi Kit Freebie
Grab them 'On the House' from the Store ABSOLUTELY FREE!!!

Have a great day!

August 04, 2011

Follow Me!

Sophie has a fun little challenge for you to play this month over at SDK, called Follow Me.  This is the prize if you play along, isn't it adorable...

If you would like to WIN this cute little kit READ MORE HERE >>>

Have a great day!

August 03, 2011

FREEBIE Wednesday!!!

As promised here's the QP Freebie I made from my scraplift layout in Mondays post...

DOWNLOAD HERE!  I hope you like the freebie and enjoy :)
(freebie links available for a short time only)

Have a great day!

August 01, 2011


How adorable is she ^.^ I just love those big brown eyes!  I created this layout for last month's scraplift challenge at SDK.  The papers are something I made for the layout and the flowers and leaves are from my Adorable kit.  I really like the softness of the pattern, I was a little worried it would be too much but I think the darker elements help keep it soft. 

I'll have a quickpage for you taken from the layout, later in the week :)

Have a great day!