Friday, December 11, 2009

Simply Secured

First of all, I just want to say Thank You to Lisa and PaMam for their kind support. I guess I confused you gals a little? :) Anyway, there's some answers for you at the comment part of the previous blog post here.

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Are you also a fan of Three Paper Peonies (Jaime Choi)? I looooooove her works. I wish she has more free time so we can see her new designs more often. LOL! She is now giving away a new paper pack called Warm Woolen Mittens for the holidays. Go check out her blog right now and be merry. :)

There is also a challenge going on there. Jaime shared a classically beautiful Adored paper pack with us and asked us to create a layout focused on our loved ones. Here's what I made for the challenge:


(Please click on image for bigger view)

Credits: All papers and flower from ADORE paper pack by Three Paper Peonies
Brad from Lamonade IttyBitty kit by Three Paper Peonies
Word art and layered frame template by Pom's Breathing Room

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In the layout above I used the cut-and-insert frame technique that was originally planned for blog and web use. I thought it should be fun to have a frame style that plays with shadows to make it look like you have to cut the web background, insert a picture through the slits to who-knows-where behind the screen and back again. Then it dawned on me that this should be useful for scrapbooking as well. So I turned the idea into a 300dpi layered frame set of three that looks like this:


Since the pictures are going to be simply secured to the background by a few slits in this frame set, I named it Simply Secured and created a word art to match it. To use the frames you just have to fill the frame layer with the exact same color/texture/pattern you're using for web/blog background (or paper, if you use it for scrapbooking) to blend the frame seamlessly with the background. You can go to my previous blog post to see this frame effect on the web. I made them in .psd, .xcf and also .png format so you should be able to use them in any program.

(Tips on using the frames for scrapbooking: Decide where you want to put the photo first. Link all the layers given -- frame, shadow, photo -- then drag them to the spot. Select only the frame layer then use it as clipping mask to copy the background paper. Paste the copied part as a new layer on top, it would blend in with the rest of your paper, like in my layout above. Don't forget to adjust the shadow layer's opacity to your liking as well.)

This will be the exclusive gift that I have long promised to my first blog 'followers': Lisa, Heather, Mörjike, Angie, PaMam, and Suzy. And, yes, you'll have it as (gasp!) a CU product! :) Please write to me < bkkpom at gmail dot com > as soon as you can (preferrably within a week) so I can send you the download link.

Of course, the rest of you also get to play with it. Here is a layered frame plus one word art freebie for you (PU/S4H/S4O -- though not CU, sorry.) You may click on the image to download from 4shared or here if you prefer mediafire, and take a few seconds to leave me some love here please?



Wait, that's not all!! I'm in the mood for a RAK!!

If you want the whole Simply Secured frame set plus CU right just like my first followers, you still have a chance. Just make a layout that has one of the freebies I have shared here so far in it (your choice -- choose any of them.) When you're finished, post it in your blog or a gallery with the usual credits (a link there would be much appreciated) then come back and leave the link to the layout in the comment. I'll randomly choose one (or two -- if there are many people playing with me) to get this gift on Christmas day. So please be back here before that. :)

Ooh, I can't wait to see what you can do with my stuff. Please don't let me wait in vain, will ya?

31 comments:

Lime said...

How cool is this? I am a blog follower, so I already won, so to speak, but I just wanted you to know that Lo of your son is fabby!!

Suzy

Lisa said...

The frame set is really cool! Love it very much.
It is worth waiting, LOL

Lori said...

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

Judy said...

Love the frame and thank you so much for the gift.

CBH-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 10 post on Dec. 12, 2009. Thanks again.

Digi Free said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Blog Layout Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 12 Dec [LA 03:31pm, NY 06:31pm, UK 11:31pm] - 13 Dec [OZ 10:31am]).

Åsa said...

Thank you Pom, I´d love to win the other frames to!. this is what I made of it (it´s in the midle of the night over her in Sweden, but I really had to try it. Most wonderful!
http://www.digitalscrapcafe.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=9404

Pom said...

Ahhh....Digifree...Blog Layout?? That bums me out quite a bit, you know? LOL!

@Judy, my pleasure!

@Suzy and Lisa, I'm glad you like it! Got your emails?

@Lori and CBH, Thanks for dropping by as usual. :)

Pom said...

@Åsa, WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!
Thank you so much!!!! You made my day! Going there now!

PaMam said...

Oh dear you are so great.

Thank you so much for the freebies. Just let you know that I really pround of you and really glad to have you as my sister.

I'll try my best to join a RAK naja. Good night ja.

angelfaye said...

thank you!This is so unique!

Lulutoo said...

Thanks for the freebies! :) I made a layout using your mosaic pngs. You can see it here:
http://shabbypickledesigns.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=33745&ppuser=8770

Anonymous said...

You are such a sweetie! I love your templates and this new one is so unique and really awesome! Can't wait to play with it. Thanks a bunch for including png forms as well!! Not everyone remembers us who don't use photoshop.
Hugs,
Grace

Lisa said...

I made something for scraplift challenge based on your simply secured layout at DSC. Check here

http://www.digitalscrapcafe.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=9531&ppuser=385

This is not an entry for your RAK, cause it's impossible for you to RAK me with the same thing... LOL.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your creativity Pom. Cheers, scrappydi.

PaMam said...

knock knock... eiei

Pom said...

Hi gals!!

I'm updating this blog tonight! I don't think I'll be giving away another freebie for this update though. I shouldn't spoil you too much, should I? LOL!! But I'll difinitely point you to the directions of some talented designers' freebies. :)

Stay tuned!

PaMam said...

I'm tuning this chanel eiei.

Pom said...

Might as well check back tomorrow morning because it's at least 6 hours till dawn in Thailand! The night is still young (for me!) LOL!!!

Pom said...

Sorry! Fell asleep in front of the computer last night. :( Will update this asap.

Joey said...

Thank you for your template.

Calidune said...

J'adore, merci beaucoup.

caraboss said...

merci beaucoup

minounette73 said...

thanks i love it

Yvonne said...

Thanks for the lovely template!

Angi said...

Thanks Pom for this template! I used in the C&S challenge at Digit-Crea-FR.

Chez la zette said...

Thank you so much for this lovely template !!

mikelinz said...

thank you for the frame set and the template. Both lovely.

Tine said...

Thanks for this wonderful freebie !

Nanou01 said...

Thank you very much for this freebie

Pom said...

Thank you girls, for dropping by and using my template. I'm really flattered! :)