Monday, April 15, 2013

Triune Blog Train Freebies

Hope your Monday is starting out/ending well, as the case may be!  :D  If not, I'm here to help cheer you up by giving you some goodies for your scrap stash!  We can ALL use more FREE stuff, right?!  :D

Welcome to the "Above Rubies" Blog Train!  This blog train is special to me because it is Christian themed!  However, that being said, most of the elements and papers will be useful in non-Christian themes, too!  AND, I even created a little surprise for the art journalers in the crowd!  Hope you like them!  Just click on the previews for the 4Shared downloads.  If you do not have a paid account with them (and I don't, either) then when you click the download button, you will be taken to another screen where you select the free download button and you will wait 20 seconds and then the download will begin automatically.

Please see the bottom of this post for the entire list of those who are participating in this train.  You will NOT be disappointed!  We are on different time zones, so if someone's is not up yet when you visit their blog, please return at a later time!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Blessings and Enjoy!

All papers and elements in both of these mini kits are at 300 ppi.  The papers are in JPG format and the elements are in transparent PNG format.  All shadows shown are for the purpose of seeing them better in the preview only and are not included on the element.

I also posted a couple of layouts I did using both mini kits.  Would love to hear your thoughts, especially on the art journaling kit.  If and when I return to the designing world, I will more than likely go in the artsy direction.  And, if you create a layout using these kits, I would LOVE for you to leave a link to your gallery so I could leave you some love!

And, for those of you who like to do art journaling, here's an extra portion for you!

Layout using Above Rubies mini:

Layout using Thou ART Blessed mini:

Blog Hop Participants:

Sairi Designs

A-M Digital Designs

Vicky Day Designs

Sugarbutt Designs

Touched By A Butterfly

Triple J Designs

Cajun Diva Scraps


Triune Blog Train on Facebook

If you lose your way, head back to the Train Station at Sairi's blog!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Charity Collab

Hello, my friends!  I wanted to let you know about a new charity collaboration kit that is on sale at Outside The Box Design Studio.  I have taken a sabbatical from designing, but did get involved with a Christian sister who has a heart for helping struggling women improve their situation in life, and has a blog dedicated to helping these women to succeed in improving their quality of life, One Step Away, International.  Susan is a digiscrapper and recently got into designing kits as a way of raising funds to donate towards this great cause.  Every penny made from these kits goes toward helping the struggling women who come across her path.  She sells under the designer name of "4OSAi" and the shop owner does not even charge her a commission for selling in her shop, but instead donates that normally expected charge to the charity!

Anyway, I said all of that to say that I offered to help Susan in the creation of the kits she put in the store.  Also, another Christian sister, Sylvie, is donating her time and talent to the collabs.  I think there have been other designers who have helped in this effort, too, in the past!  The new collab is my second "offering" but because I spend gray-headed days of forgetfulness lately, I didn't even think to post about the first "offering" I did!  So, I will introduce that one to you, too!  :D  Each preview is linked to the product in the OTBDS shop.

I pray these kits might tickle your art journaling (or otherwise) fancy enough to cause you to say, "I JUST GOTTA HAVE THAT!"  OSAi would be so grateful!

New Release (on sale for $4.80 for a short time), Building Dreams.  The kit includes 17 papers and 62 elements.  Hand painted and then scanned original art, flowers, frames, floor plans, house parts, word art and more.



Here's an individual view of some of the elements, but not all of them are here (about 17 less than the 62 count).

The first kit I had a part in is shown below.  "Passion" is a kit about Jesus' last week on earth before the resurrection.  Whether art journaling or faithbooking, the kit is designed to provoke your thoughts to go in new directions and provide some materials to help take you there.  We pray the words and works of believers from previous centuries as well as our own new creations will inspire you.

Elements included:

Papers included:

Here are some layouts created with "Passion."

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope your day is filled with blessings! 

Monday, April 1, 2013

NOT a JOKE!! FREE April Desktop Calendar


No April Fooling Around here!  This really IS free!  :D  Click on the preview to go to the download and find out about the beautiful kit I used to create it with!