Thursday, December 24, 2009

My Christmas gift to you

Many things to write about today so I'd better jump right in or this is gonna take all night!

A little personal note here. Christmas is everywhere now in the scrapping world and that makes me think of South Africa a lot. No snow there during the time of year but the Christmas brunch is no less impressive! I actually think that it's one of the reasons why I turned vegetarian. LOL. South Africans love their braai (barbecue) so much and the sight (and smell) of 8 different kinds of barbecued meat, all in one meal ,sort of put me off a bit.

Nonetheless, I absolutely miss being there with the whole family, handing out the presents, and even calming the dogs down when people lit the fireworks! I do hope my dear hubby can take Christmas leave next year so we can all go there together.

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Great news! Well, for me at least. I've booked 2 more CT gigs!

I wrote to Chelcee (Pure Creativity Designs) a short while ago to apply for CT position at Digital Scrap Cafe. I've always felt at home there. All the ladies in the forum are so friendly and their products excellent. (They give away a lot of freebies too!) If I could be their CT member, that would mean a whole lot of opportunities to learn and improve myself artistically through wider range of design styles.

That's why it's such a dream come true for me when Chelcee said they would love to have me on their team! It's official now as you can see that I'm wearing their blinkie on the right side of the blog as my badge of honor!

Did you notice too that there's another new blinkie there? Yes! I am also a CT member of Alamama's Pressed Petals Designs! Last week I created a page for her I'm Bored kit and she asked if I'd like to join the team. I couldn't believe my luck! I love her creative ideas and I've always impressed with her constructive comments at ScrapMatters forum. No doubt I quickly said yes and am now on the team!

So you see, I've got my Christmas presents early. I am super happy right now to be working with Rachelle (Rachness Designs), Dúnia (Dunia Designs), DSC, and Alamama. I certainly won't be looking for any more calls in the near future, rather make sure there's enough time to scrap my heart out for all these talented designers! Wish me luck please.

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As part of my Christmas gift to you, here's a little reminder from me that it's a great time of year to be shopping!!! DSC is having a HUGE year-end sale like you won't believe it. Let me lay it out for you briefly one by one here. (All images are linked to related webpages.)

-- Starting with a store-wide sale. Everything including CU products is 30% off!

-- Then there's Ju Oliveira's sale. All her products on sale for only 1.50$

-- Val C. Designs's Spotlight sale is also going on until end of year. All her stuff 50% off plus a whole lot of freebies!

-- Laurie's Scraps has a clearance sale where 20+ items are marked down to just 1$. On top of that, you can use this coupon code to save $$$ even further!

-- And as if all of the above are not enough (LOL!), DSC is giving away 5$ gift certificates to 2 lucky fans every week!!!! Just become a fan on DSC facebook page and cross your fingers, that's all it takes!

Still need more information? Go to DSC main page for all the details. And while you're there, why don't stop at the store and the forum as well? Click around and you'll even find loads of freebies scattered here, there, and everywhere. Have fun!!

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I've created new pages from a few amazing kits that I wanted to show you, but it's gonna have to wait. This is getting too long already. :( I'll just make another blog post later for them then. Let's move on to my freebie for today.

In the previous blog post I told you about Val C. Designs' Spotlight challenge and her free kit My Wish. I made a page from the kit as my challenge entry, which I've now turned into a template for you. (I love it when many more talented scrappers turn my templates into pages much, much more beautiful than mine. LOL!) The page is called 'Be You' and so is the template. Here they are:

If you like the template, please click on the image to download from 4shared, or here if you prefer mediafire. It's available in .xcf (GIMP), .psd, and also .png files.

I hope you enjoy my gift and I wish you peace, love, happiness, fortune, and a lot of wisdom for the year to come! Happy Holidays!! :)

P.S. Be back soon with layouts and RAK results!


Miss Kouette said...

thank you to France for this template. My best wishes for Christmas and happy New Year 2010.

Anonymous said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 23 Dec [LA 04:00pm, NY 07:00pm] - 24 Dec [UK 12:00am, OZ 11:00am] ).

iNg said...

congratulations pom!!!
yes it's true that we (new designers/aiming to become designers in the digi world) can enhance our designing skills by becoming a CT. lol!
go girl, we deserve it. hahaha...
again, congrats!
take care... :D

Anonymous said...

Thank you for freebies. Link on your post was added to Lori's freebie list

Lisa said...

Congrats Pom,

I think if I have a chance to start to sell my kits I will propose you as my CT too...LOL You made every kit look gorgeous. Every designer will love to have you as CT.

Lovely template! I love it.

Zibr1 said...

Congratulations for your CT ! I'm really happy you have joined us at DSC !
And thanks for the freebie !

Åsa said...

Thank you for your template. You make the nicest things! so happy you joined DSC! Merry x-mas to you and your family

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 9 post on Dec. 24, 2009. Thanks again.

Anonymous said...

My honey always tells me about the BBQ foods he used to enjoy in SA, yet he's never made any of it for me!! I guess I'm just going to have to wait for him to take me there!

Merry Christmas! Congrats on your CT gigs.

Thanks for the heads up on the sales!

PaMam said...

Merry Christmas ja Pom.

Thank you so much for "be you" template. Look at Neill sweetest eyes...I just fall in love with him. Please give him a big hug for me.

Anonymous said...

Love it, many thanks!!

Pom said...


Thank you so much for coming here and leave your comments! And all those congratulations, I really appreciate it! :) It means a lot to me.

Isabelle (Zibr1) and Åsa, Thanks for welcoming me into the team with open arms! You guys are the best!

iNg and Lisa, I know you would understand how happy and excited I am! LOL! Oh and Lisa, I thought I'm already on your team! Aren't I?? LOL!!!

PaMam, I miss you ja! Will drop by to see you and the kids soon. Kisses to Prima and Sinat from me as well!

Miss Kouette, I visited your blog and saw your pages. They're simply stunning! I'm glad you drop by here. Thank you!

Meg, I had so much fun reading your blog! You write so well and the things you write about are so interesting. Glad to see you here!

jenny said...

Oh very nice Christmas gift and I like to have one special gift for my sister coming from USA after study. Happy new year to all...

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Soco said...

Thank you very much for this beautiful template Pom! And even if it's a little late, congratulation on the CT! :)

clara said...

thanks so much for this beautiful template
Hugs frim France

Danielle said...

Thank you so much for the beautiful template. You make scrapping much easier for a beginner. I wanted to show you what I've created, check out my LO at my blog: