Monday, October 5, 2009

2 very different LOs for 2 very different kits

Hi there!

Wow. Thank you so much for your glowing and overwhelming responses on the mosaic template freebie. I'm so happy that so many people like it and think it could be useful. If any of you actually make a layout using the template, I would be so thrilled to see it. Please drop me a link to your page if you can. Thank you!

By the way, my friend Grace from Digital Scrap Cafe pointed out to me that as much as she wants to, her program doesn't support .psd (Photoshop) or .xcf (of GIMP) so she can't use the mosaic template. So I got busy and put together the .png files for her, and I think I should put the folder here as well. Hope it helps.

Here's the download link, or you can just click on the image as usual. (This is just for the .png files. If you want the .psd and .xcf files as well, go back to the previous post for another link.)


For the past 2 nights I had a chance to play with 2 very different kits, and I had a blast, seriously.

The first one is Dúnia 's gorgeous Black or White mini kit. (I still can't believe how lucky I am to be invited to be her guest CT for October and November.) It's a great kit full of fun papers and elements, now on sale at both ZigZag Scrap and Digiscrappers Brasil.

I've kept this old but ver special photograph and been wanting to scrap it for a long time, but haven't found a perfect kit for it. Then this B&W kit came along and suddenly I was scrapping like crazy! The finished layout turned out exactly how I wanted it to look like and it's definitely one of my most favorite pages I have scrapped ever! Anyway, here it is:

(click on image for bigger view)

Dog days, according to wikipedia and other online sources, is a phrase used to describe the hottest and most humid period of summerwhen time halts to a standstill and nothing ever seems to get done.In other words, it's a period of stagnation. How appropriate that it is also the name of a small restaurant that we frequented over a span of a year, almost 10 years ago. At that time, we were still young professionals just starting a career. Apart from the love for good arts and good food, we also shared frustrationin what we were doing for a living. Our lives were progressing so slowly andnot in the direction we wanted it to be. We were lucky though to still have each other to get drunk and vent out with.

Fast forward to the present, Dog Days the restaurant went out of business long time ago. There're changes in our lives too.The girl who took this picture becomes a top p.r. exec. One friend is now a famous actor, another owns a comic publishing house. Two succeeds in the music business as singers / songwriters.One learned a new language from scratch and now manages an international company overseas, while two are enjoying lives as architects. And me? I am happily married, raising a son, and loving my job. As cliché as it sounds, the photograph reminds me that dog days will pass, and life does go on........

All from Black or White mini kit by Dúnia Acauan


Now for the second kit. It's from Scooty's Design who is the designer in the spotlight this month at DSC. She has a new kit out called "So Cute" and, to celebrate being in the spotlight, she is sharing a great add-on and QP freebies as a part of DSC's Designer Spotlight challenge.

After doing the B&W page, I was yearning for something different and, boy, this neutral colors and oh-so-cute kit is just that. The challenge is to scrap the cutest picture of the cutest person you know with the kit. Is there a question in anyone's mind who that person is gonna be for me? LOL! Here's my entry for the challenge:

All papers and elements from kit So Cute add-on by Scooty's Design



Anonymous said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 04 Oct [LA 06:13pm, NY 08:13pm] - 05 Oct [UK 01:13am, OZ 11:13am] ).

PaMam said...

Oh...soooo cute... eiei.

I agree with you ..Neill is the cutest boy.

Valkyrie said...

Wow !!!
it's fabulous !! thank you =)

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 7 post on Oct. 05, 2009. Thanks again.

Anonymous said...

I downloaded your mosaic template from mediafire...which I prefer. Loved your LO about the dog days. Great journaling....

rags said...

Thanks so much for re-doing this in png. I loved your Dog days layout and story - a moment of time shared before lifes journey ventures on. Thanks for sharing with everyone.

Lisa said...

Pom, I want to be able to scrap like you do!


Soco said...

Thank you very much for this beautiful template Pom! :)

Pom said...

Thank you too, gals, for leaving the comments. You make me feel so happy.

Lisa, That's the best compliment ever! I'm so flattered! Thanks a bunch. *blush*

Mary said...

saw this mosaic strip template at Ikea Goddess's blog and just had to have it! Thanks so much

LEXINE said...

Thank you very much for this beautiful template