Friday, October 2, 2009

I Dream of Fall and a mosaic template freebie

Before I go to other matters, I just want to remind you that flood victims in the Philippines and Vietnam are still waiting for your help. Some of them lost everything including their loved ones to this flood. If you don't know what I'm talking about, please read my previous post, or visit blogs of people who are there, like Willa's or Indy's. If you can, please go to the blogs or Red Cross website and donate. Thank you.


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I'm so glad it's 1st of October already!! Finally I'm allowed to write about and post layouts using Rachness Design's new Fall kit "I Dream of Fall". When I first saw the preview of this kit, I fell in love immediately. I particularly love the papers and Rachelle's unique doodled elements. See for yourself and you'll understand why.


(click on image to see bigger and more detailed previews)


I finished 3 layouts very quickly despite having so many other things to do, and then had to sit on it for days until the product is in stores. The excitement almost killed me. LOL! Check it out at the store to see what's the fuss. :) It's on sale at ZigZagScrap for only 2.80$


{Just a little note about Fall. This thread in My Scrapbook Art forum cracked me up so bad. :D Gabi (GButcher) who started the thread noted that there are an army of Fall scrapbooking kits out there because now it's autumn for the people in the northern hemisphere. She reminded all the designers that there still are those who live near and below the equator that just welcomed SPRING! Hehehe...}


We in Thailand hardly see leaves change colors except for those living way high up in the mountain areas. So I don't have pictures of my son or anyone in the family in fall scenes at all. But then this is actually a good thing. It makes you work harder to think of concepts or themes that could link the pictures with the kit's fall color scheme. In the end I found this very challenging and fun and I really love how it turns out.


Here are my layouts using I Dream of Fall:





For this third layout (above - simply called "Fall"), I actually got the idea from Digital Scrap Cafe's latest Clean&Simple Challenge where you have to scrap a mosaic layout! Because I love the papers in this IDOF kit so much, I wanted to make a layout that showcases all the different papers in mosaic, and still look kinda soft, wavy, and not blocky nor symmetrical in any way. So I made my own template! And it worked quite as well as I thought it should.



I found that this template is pretty versatile too. Since it's a layered template, with each strip (though not each block) on a seperate layer, you may delete or add layers or blocks to make the mosaic thicker/thinner or shorter/longer as you want it to be. You can also delete some of the blocks and replace them with pictures, or you can merge some layers together then use it as a clipping mask to your papers/photos, like I did with the Change layout in the earlier post. The possibilities are endless.


So if you think it might be useful for your scrapping needs, you're welcome to go grab it from 4shared or mediafire. (I also want to know which one you prefer. Which one gives you more trouble?) Just please don't forget to leave some love here to let me know that you've come my way. Thank you! Now you can go enjoy your freebie. :)

49 comments:

Digi Free said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 01 Oct [LA 07:00pm, NY 09:00pm] - 02 Oct [UK 02:00am, OZ 12:00pm] ).

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the template :) I prefer mediafire since it is instant download.

Sibylle said...

This template looks wonderful. Thank you for sharing.

LindaJD said...

How unusual!! Thanks so much for sharing, can't wait to try it out :-)

CreativeBusyHands-Scrapbook Freebies Search 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 17 post on Oct. 02, 2009. Thanks again.

~Sarah~ said...

Thanks so much!! This is awesome!! :D

Valé said...

Great layouts !

Michele Stone Designz said...

Thank you - awesome template and I love how you've used it on both layouts.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this template. I love it. I appreciate your talent and sharing it with us.
love
Georgia

Ileana said...

Thank you for the cool template!

Another option is:
https://frostupload.com/home

No ads. Easy to use too.

witchypoo said...

Fantastic template thank you ! Mediafire gave me pop ups that got through my pop up blocker, but 4 shared although it took a little longer was my favourite !

Simply Sarah said...

WOW.... what a fantastic template. So amazing! Thank you for creating it and sharing!

flair-pvc said...

Love this! Thanks!

Kim said...

Thanks for the template! Can't wait to use it!

ninigoesdigi said...

FANTASTIC TEMPLATE !!! I Loooove it !
Thank you so much for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Thank you! Finally - a NEW, cool style for a template - love it!

cherylzyx said...

What a wonderful template - I love it. Thank you!

nikki said...

Fabulous template. THanks so much for sharing your hard work.

I have the least problems with mediafire.

Sandra said...

Thanks for this very interesting freebie!
Personally, I use MediaFire too, but the popups irritate me.

Angela said...

Thank you so much for the great template!! Mediafire is faster but not crazy about pop ups!

Sue said...

Thank you very much for the fun template! :)

elnorac said...

Thank you so much for this very creative template! It's not that often that you see something in the digi scrapping world that's really unusual, and this is. Thanks for your generosity. Thanks, too, for reminding people that those affected by the horrible natural events lately need our help.

Anonymous said...

What a unique template. Thank you for sharing.

PaMam said...

Oh..you've got crowded fans now eiei.

Thank you so much for sharing this good things..a unique template and a remind of the donate to people who need help.

Lisa said...

Wow...
Great template! I will definitely download it :)
You have a huge fans, Pom, lol

Pom said...

You all are making me blush! LOL
Thanks for looking and dropping by here! :)

Lori said...

What a great template, thank you!

Lyndel said...

This is gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing. Can't wait to use it.

di basnett said...

Awesome, awesome template Pom.
Thanks so much for sharing.

Anonymous said...

great template - tyvm

Angels Digi Scraps said...

Thank you so much for the awesome template!

ella said...

wonderful !!!

Kristy said...

Awesome and creative template! Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us all! I prefer Mediafire, as it is instant. Keep up the great work!

Simies said...

Thank you very much! Beautiful template and so versatile!

Lorry said...

Thanks! Very unique, I love it! I have fewer problems with Mediafire but either is fine to me.

CarolW said...

Thank you for the great template. The only one I have used is 4shared and it works ok for me.

Sharon Kay said...

Thank you very much...never seen a template like this before!

I like 4shared because I don't like the pop ups that media fire tries to put up on my computer.

princess jen said...

LOVE this template!!! Thank you so much for this and I'm so grateful for IKEA goddess for finding you for me!

Mari said...

This looks awesome! And I *love* your example!
Thank you so very much!
Oh, and I think I prefer Mediafire, even though I have a 4shared acct - less grief! :)

Evan's Eclipse said...

thank you!

Anonymous said...

thanks so much this is great very unique

redheadrev said...

Thanks!

Laura in CT said...

I love the mosaic strips--thanks for the template.

Shamassy said...

Thank you so much for this template - I LOVE the mosaic strips! And I also love the GIMP call-out - that's the program I use and it's wonderful! :-)

jolagg said...

Thank you so much for this template
http://jolagg.blogspot.com/2009/10/rak-dla-oli-z-sl.html

Mrs. Hobbes said...

I grabbed your template and it's so interestingly done that I can't wait to use it! Thanks very much for sharing your creativity :)

(I also read that thread of Gabi's that you mentioned, lol. We don't even HAVE fall over here (Manila)!

Anonymous said...

Thank you - it is a clever, striking template!

As for your question - 4-share every time please. Media fire often tries to send adverts and there is no-where to leave a thank you. I don't have a blog account so unless I can leave an "annonymous" message on the blog (and so often you can't) I end up having to type in my home email all the time and I really dislike doing that. But either are MUCH more preferable than the awful Rapidshare thing. *hug* - Dawn (UK)

angelfaye said...

wonderful template again! I prefer mediafire over 4shared every time - even though the popups do get through!

Chris said...

I rarely download freebies since my computer and EHD's are filled almost to capacity with digital stuff. Yours is so irresistibly beautiful and creative, I have to try it out! I also downloaded the kit from Jaime Choi. Graphic papers aren't usually my thing, but hers are lovely and how wonderful to be able to try new things!