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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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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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Missing links

Posted by abyscraps on August 2, 2008

We had some links that were missing from the original list for the blog train for Zoo Spirit. Here are the ones that I know about right now. I’ll also go and edit the original list so these blogs are in the full list.

Gloria’s Retreat


Sweet as Mel

Tater’s Place

and Scrap Fiend’s Blog

Hope that you are having fun collecting all these great contributions to this HUGE kit!!!!!

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Backyard Playground links are still working

Posted by abyscraps on July 31, 2008

to Linda aka Sunnigal and Irene

I have checked the links on my Backyard Playground downloads and they are working for me. 4Shared has been having some “glitches” lately and sometimes it has taken me 3 or 4 tries to download something. I hope you have already tried again or will try again. I am not taking these downloads down for a while.

Also … be watching for the new ADS designers’ new collab kit set to debut on August 1st … in the next 24 hours. To give you a hint, it has to do with animals and this is the color palette …

color palette for August collab kit

color palette for August collab kit

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Corrected a link in the Backyard Playground blog list

Posted by abyscraps on July 1, 2008

I corrected a link in the blog list for the Backyard Playground collab kit. If you have already been thru the list, the link for Leaonna should be:

I hope that folks are enjoying our work and will have fun scrapping with it all!

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Posted by abyscraps on May 23, 2008

I can’t believe I got tagged by Beckmore’s Scrapalittle!

So, here are the rules:

1. Link your tagger and list these rules on your blog
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog .

Here we go with my 7 facts:

1. I am a retired computer programmer. I specialized in accounting products but also did other custom programs and applications.

2. I am a creative person, always have been. As a child I drew pictures all the time and eventually did some painting as well. I did not like oil painting but love pen and ink and watercolors. When my children were little, I did a lot of sewing, both for myself and for my daughter.

3. I am mother of 3 grown children and grandmother of 8: 6 girls and 2 boys, now ranging in age from 8 to 15.

4. As a child, I wanted to learn to play an instrument, especially piano. I never learned, but instead I married a man who plays piano and keyboards, so I get to enjoy HIS playing.

5. I love music, many different kinds of music, especially piano music. My favorite rock band is Little Feat.

6. I can’t sing on key. This fact is frustrating to me in light of fact #5 and it is annoying to family and friends because I tend to sing along at times.

7. I love to read. All kinds of genres, but especially Science Fiction.

and these are the seven I am going to tag








Have fun, folks!!!!! And have a great Memorial Day weekend!

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