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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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The August Aspiring Designer’s collab kit has arrived!

Posted by abyscraps on August 1, 2008

The ADS blog train has arrived at the station again, this month with an even BIGGER collab kit called Zoo Spirit!

So without any further delay, here are my previews for the kit:

abyscraps Zoo Spirit papers

abyscraps Zoo Spirit papers

abyscraps Zoo Spirit elements

abyscraps Zoo Spirit elements

Click on the previews to download.

I have also created layered PSP and PSD versions of the paper that has the folded corner, so that you can insert pictures or elements under either or both folds of the paper. They are each zipped up separately so you can download whichever one you can use:

Now keep in mind that we have contributors in many different time zones and several different countries, so if their kits are not available as yet, please be patient. Also, EVERYONE loves a little love and gratitude, so if you want us all to keep offering our work as freebies, PLEASE leave some love or at least a thank you on the blogs.

Follow the Zoo Spirit train to these other fabulous freebies!
You Are Here –>abyscraps<– You Are Here
Amanda Truitt
A Zone for Digiscraps
Brooke & Joni
Burkhart Scrapzone (Michaele)
Buzybee Designs (Penny Lewis)
By God’s Design
City Scribe Scraps
Crafter’s Boutique (Mardesia)
Creations By Rachael
Creative Digital Scraps by Chiara
Creative Dreams
Designs by Crazy Diamond
Designs by Lisa Minor
Erika (PinkuPixie)
Gloria’s Retreat
Gone Scrappin’ Designs
Heartprints Digital Designs
Kalo Designs
Kelly’s Sanity Saver
Kim’s Scrappin’
Lady V dZine
LBCreations: Designs by Babette
Lighthouse Designs by Beth
Lighthouse Scrapping and Harbor Designs
Lori Imel
Michelle Blagg Designs
Monica at Random Inspirations
Munchkin Scraps by Jody
Nadine: Scrappinmamma
Nancy Schmidt
Panda Bear Designs
Serina,s Designz
Scrap Fiend’s Blog
Scrappin with Doodle
Scrappin’ with Ladye
Scrappin’ with Jersey Girl
Scrappy Cats
Scraps by Shilo
ScripityScrap Designs
Share Joy
Stacey Crossley
Stellarific Creations
Sweet as Mel
Tater’s Place
The Scrap Loft: Kathy Goldstein Designs
utski can scrap

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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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Backyard Playground ADS Collab kit is here!

Posted by abyscraps on July 1, 2008

The past month has passed in a blur and I haven’t posted a word. I’m a bad, BAD blogger. I’m sorry folks. I hope our HUGE new collab kit will make up for the silence here. So first order of business … my previews …

Backyard Playground papers
Backyard Playground elements
Don’t forget, these are only a tiny part of what the whole kit will be!
Download the papers

Download the elements

Now, are your snaggin’ fingers ready?

Oh, since we are all spread out in different areas and countries, and things in real life sometimes get in the way, please don’t get upset if you follow a link and find nothing there yet or if 4Shared gets cranky from all the downloading. All links should be active for the entire month of July, so you can come back and pick up things you missed later in the month. And PLEASE, leave some thanks or a comment when you download … it will help to encourage us to continue to do this!!!!
Here is the list of all the blogs you need to visit to collect the entire kit:





Crystal (digiscrapalicious)

Crystal (s.amazed)











Kathy (carolinagirl)

Kathy (scraploft)








Melanie (bygodsdesign)

Melanie (scrappinasithappens)

Melanie (sweetasmel)















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Popsicle Paradise

Posted by abyscraps on June 1, 2008

OK, the Popsicle Paradise blog train has pulled in to the station!

abyscraps Popsicle Paradise papers

abyscraps Popsicle Paradise elements

First, above are the previews and here are the download links for my part of the Popsicle Paradise mega kit:
download papers and
download elements
This mega kit is brought to you by some of the ADS designers, a group of aspiring digi-scrap designers, some very new like me, and some more seasoned and familiar if you haunt various websites and blogs. Links for many of them can be found in the right-hand column of my blog, and links for all Popsicle Paradise downloads are at the end of this post.
Our palette for the kit is one of sunny, bright popsicle colors. This mega-kit should be great for scrapping any summer photos and lots more. Part of my own contributions came about by thinking of popsicles and how I as a kid I could never eat them fast enough to prevent them from dripping all over me and my surroundings. 🙂 Hence the drippy borders, drip splats, handprints and footprints.
Here is the list of the entire blog train ….
Chantal – sorry, this link is not working right now, I will repost the info as soon as it is corrected!
Crystal – Yes, 2 different Crystals

Enjoy and happy scrapping!

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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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A 12 Step program for Freebie Addicts :-)

Posted by abyscraps on May 22, 2008

Yesterday I found a very funny blog post that is a 12 step program for freebie addicts. (Now, don’t get me wrong, I am not belittling any real 12 step programs, but we ARE addicted to freebies, aren’t we?) This post is at Sindiego’s Blog and if you’d like to enjoy it, go here. It certainly had me laughing and wondering if she has been watching me or what!

I don’t have any freebie for you today and not likely for tomorrow either. I hope to have something at least once a week and I’ll try to have it ready for Fridays if I can. No promises until I get into a routine. I also know that I won’t blog every day either, but I will try to do so more than once a week 🙂 … maybe even show a LO now and then!

Today I am busy trying to clear out, clean up and organize my computer room as I am expecting my new computer to arrive today. I’m excited! It will have a wide screen flat monitor! And hopefully be a screamin’ machine, LOL! I just dread re-installing all the programs and filters and such.

It’s been raining here every day for days it seems and the forecast for tomorrow is rain and/or cloudy. I sure hope the weekend has some good weather. Have a good Memorial Day weekend, everyone!

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Hello world!

Posted by abyscraps on May 20, 2008

This is my first blog post and my first ever mini-kit!

Love 2 Blues

This is the first complete kit I have ever done! I made it for the Scrap Orchard “So You Think You Can Design” contest, Week 1 thread. Check out the threads at the gallery and forum at www.scraporchard.com

You can now download the kit here.

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