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the Digi Design Academy Charity Blog Hop

Posted by abyscraps on May 27, 2009

Welcome to the Digi Design Academy Charity Blog Hop!
Recently our dear friend, Trish had a Breast Cancer scare and she decided to use her experience to remind and encourage others to take exams regularly. Early detection is vital!
So all of her friends at the Digi Design Academy (and Trish herself) have put together this great mega kit for all of you! A donation is not required of course, but would be greatly appreciated. The charity that Trish has chosen as the benefactor is www.breastcancer.org and the donation button below the blog links will take you directly to the site to donate if you wish. PLEASE do so, every tiny bit will help.

This bright and fun mega kit contains:
50+ beautiful papers!
70+ incredible elements!
4 amazing full size alpha sets!
and set of 5 lovely word art pieces!



Here’s my contribution:
abyscraps Hope For a Cure

and you can download my part here.

And here’s the blogroll for the rest of the contributions to this great mega kit!

https://abyscraps.wordpress.com <<– you are here

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Another freebie mini kit for week 3 of the NDIDDS competition

Posted by abyscraps on May 22, 2009

One of the week 3 round’s palettes had blues and greens in it … my favorites, so that was my palette choice. Recently someone thought something I had done had glitter trim on it, only it did not. For some reason that made me want to play around with a little glitter and glitz, but only a LITTLE, LOL! … hence the name of the kit. I love the soft greens and blues with a little zing of rust and orange to liven it up! I think this will be a very versatile kit!

Here is a preview of just the papers:
abyscraps A Little Bling papers preview

And the full kit preview:
abyscraps A Little Bling full mini kit preview

Sorry, this kit is not available right now. I may repost it soon.

Contents include:
8 papers, 1 chrome alpha: uppercase, numbers and a few special characters, 2 bows, 1 knotted ribbon, 2 plain ribbons, 1 wrapped frame, 2 journaling mats, 2 buttons, 1 pushpin, 1 flair, 1 clipped flower, 1 border, 1 felt arrow.
Some items in the preview have been resized.

If you would like to go to the galleries where these freebies are displayed, go to Designs In Digital and/or Just Digi Layouts.

To all who are celebrating a holiday weekend, have a great long weekend and ENJOY!

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Week 2 of the NDIDDS competition: freebie kit Daisy

Posted by abyscraps on May 15, 2009

This week’s part of the NDIDDS competition theme is Girlfriends or Gal Pals. The first thing this theme made me think of was that my friends are “happy flowers” in my life and the daisy to me is a happy flower. Hence the kit name and the daisies in the kit.
Then I started thinking about the things I like to do with my gal pals: going to concerts, out to eat, shopping, seeing a movie, talking on the phone, going on a road trip. There was not room for embellishments that represent all these things, so I chose a few.

Here is a preview of just the papers, so you can see them more easily …abyscraps Daisy kit papers only preview
And the full kit …

abyscraps Daisy freebie kit preview
Sorry, this is not available right now. I may repost it in a while.

Contents include: 10 papers, 1 alpha, 1 bow, 1 knotted ribbon, 1 folded ribbon, 1 realistic daisy, 1 doodled daisy, 2 frames, 3 doodles (shoes, purse, stars), 1 journaling mat, 2 music stickers, 3 wordbits (including a set of movie tickets, a flair & a tag), 1 daisy flair.

If you would like to go to the galleries where these freebies are displayed, go to Designs In Digital and/or Just Digi Layouts.

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Time is running out ….

Posted by abyscraps on May 12, 2009

I just found out this week that the freebies in each round of the NDIDDS competition will only be available for 1 week, so don’t delay! The newest round of freebies will go live on Friday, so surf over to the gallery at Designs In Digital to see and collect this week’s freebies.
The Week 2 round will be kits relating to Girlfriends or Gal Pals. Should be some GREAT STUFF!!!!!
I’ll be back late Thursday or early Friday with the preview of my kit …. see ya’ then!

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Week 1 of NDIDDS competition means more freebies for you!

Posted by abyscraps on May 8, 2009

Today the links for our Week 1 entries in the NDIDDS contest should be going live.
Here is my preview for my mini kit:
preview of mini kit abyscraps Retro

preview of just the papers to the Retro freebie mini kit

There are 8 papers and 16 elements in the kit. It’s colorful and funky and would be great for scrapping pictures of celebrations, teenagers, or from the 70s or 80s, or pretty much anything if you like magenta, pink, aqua blues and the other colors.

*** Sorry, no longer available for download ***

The Week 1 gallery links are: Designs In Digital and/or Just Digi Layouts.

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New Freebie to download

Posted by abyscraps on May 7, 2009

Wow, it’s been FOREVER since I posted here. I’m sorry. Life just keeps getting in the way. And I’ve been busy trying to learn more skills in terms of digital scrapping and designing … so maybe it will be worth it.

Right now I have joined in at the NDIDDS competition at Designs In Digital. Due to the number of contestants, half of the entries will be in the store at Designs In Digital and half at the sister site Just Digi Layouts. The best part is the entry kits are all FREE for you!

Here is the preview for my Warm Up round kit:

abyscraps Spring Softly

abyscraps Spring, Softly

*** Sorry, no longer available for download ***
If you would like to go to the galleries where these freebies are displayed, go to Designs In Digital and/or Just Digi Layouts.

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November’s ADS Collab Kit for your enjoyment …

Posted by abyscraps on November 1, 2008

The November kit that the ADS designers have put together should be very interesting. The theme is After Dusk, which immediately made me think “stars!”. The color palette was a little hard for me to get inspiration, as I lean towards liking blues, greens, and neutrals. But I do have my contribution ready for you all to enjoy. At least I hope that you enjoy it!

abyscraps After Dusk

abyscraps After Dusk

Download my part of this collab kit here. I hope that you enjoy all the pieces of the huge collab kit. Do remember that we have participants in all time zones and several countries, so if someone’s blog post is not ready as yet, just come back and collect the goodies. We will all be keeping our links active for the month of November.
And here is the list for the participants in the collab:

abyscraps by Sheila <—- YOU ARE HERE
Adele of Blind Sight Designs
Anne at Creative Dreams
Arvita’s at Elam’s Flights Of Fancy
Brooke at Ahhh Scrap
by God’s design
Carolyn at Digi Cyber Scraps
Chiara at Creative Digital Scraps
Cindi @ vanjo designs
Cyndi, Wetfish Designs
Deanna at Flower Scraps
Deb AKA The ScrappinCop
Debbie at Digital Keepsakes
Diana at Sass n Scrap Designs
Erika {aka PinkuPixie}
HeatherStokes ~ HSDesigns
jeanniebs designs
Julia at BeaconScrap
Julie aka Bits ‘N’ Bobs
Kathy Goldstein at The Scrap Loft
Lady V dZine
Lei at Fairydustprincess-magicmaker
Lindas Dream Designs
Lois at ScrappinwithLadye
Lori at ScripityScrapDesigns
Lynn at Heavenly Crafts
Mags at MagsGraphics
Manda at Disaster In Designs
Marie at EmCee Scraps
melanie aka sweetasmel
Michelle @ Michelles-Angels
Michelle @ My Digital Fun Place
Missty @ Misstykal Designs
Monica at Random Inspirations
Nicole at Digi-Designs by Nicole
Scraping with Jen
Shabby Tagger
Shel at Shel Belle Scraps
Stacy at Kalo Designs
Sticky Kisses Scraps
Teri At Teris-Thing-O-My-Jigs
Wendi at Willow Grace Designs
WillowRaven at Purple Dragonfly Creations

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Big sale this weekend …

Posted by abyscraps on October 11, 2008

Another reason to check out Ahhh Scrap! is that they are having a big sale this weekend. Check it out …

And go down to the next post for the blog train links!

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Ahhh Scrap! brag book blog train

Posted by abyscraps on October 10, 2008

I am on the CT for Ahhh Scrap and this month they have a fabulous collab birthday kit called “Icing on the Cake“.

Some members of the CT have made up brag book pages and Ahhh Scrap! is offering them as freebies in a blog train. Be sure to get all the great pieces …. this is a huge and wonderful kit!

Click on the image to download.

Please keep in mind that members of the blog train may be in widely different geographic areas, so give everyone a chance to post their part. If the post or link is not ready yet, give them some time and visit again!
Now visit the following blog train links to find the rest of the brag book pages:

Ahhh Scrap
Jenny K
Jessica D
Jessica E
Linda’s Dream Team
Sheila <- You are here

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A New Freebie for You

Posted by abyscraps on September 9, 2008

August was somehow a very busy month for me so I did not take part in the ADS Designer’s Collab megakit. Well, OK, I made a couple of papers for it, but I have to package them up before I can give them away to you folks out there, so hopefully in a couple of days I will post them. In the meanwhile, I hope that everyone got on the blog train and collected all the goodies to Cornucopia of Colors. If not, here is the first blog in the list, Aisne’s blog, and you can follow on from there.

So, over Labor Day weekend I made a mini add-on kit. It’s an add-on to Pillowgirl’s Tropical Punch kit found at My Scrap Shop.

Pillowgirls Tropical Punch kit

Pillowgirl's Tropical Punch kit

Here is my freebie add-on kit:

abyscraps Tropical Punch add-on mini kit

abyscraps Tropical Punch add-on mini kit

This mini kit contains:

  • 1 floral paper
  • 1 swirl pattern paper in 5 colors/textures
  • 3 flowers
  • 1 leaf
  • 1 luggage tag
  • 1 round frame in 4 colors
  • 1 cluster frame

Download here.

Enjoy, folks, and I really will be back to this blog before another month passes!

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