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12.06.2008

My First FREEBIE!!!

Yep, you read that right. I designed my first kit, and now I'm giving it away for FREE, along with a coordinating word art pack (which is also FREE).

A couple of weeks ago Scrap Orchard announced a designer call. Since I'd love to design for them, I whipped together a couple of kits so I could apply. I was actually extremely grateful my application wasn't picked...because I wasn't entirely happy with how the two kits turned out. They were okay...but not exactly what I had hoped for. So I decided to give it another try. Here's my first kit, just the way I like it (lol), with a separate coordinating word art pack:



Apparently the file was too large as it was, so I had to separate the alpha from the kit, lol.

Now available (still free) at my store at Digital Scrap Cafe: ***DOWNLOAD EXPIRED***

Here's a detailed list of what the kit contains:
1 uppercase acrylic-and-swirls alpha with numbers and most punctuation
10 papers (5 patterned and 5 solid with snowflake embellishing)
5 stitched buttons
1 acrylic flag
1 snowman
3 acrylic stars (with different colored swirls)
3 foil swirls (each in red and green, so 6 total)
2 elves
2 frames
3 wrapped gifts
2 acrylic snowflakes
4 embellished tags (2 acrylic and 2 paper)
1 heart-and-snowflake trim/border
3 ribbon wraps

And the word art pack contains 8 pieces of word art.

What d'ya think? Of course, I absolutely love it, but I'd really like to know what you think. So if you get a chance, drop me an email (suzyqscraps AT gmail DOT com) and let me know--the good, the bad, and the ugly, lol.

Like those swirls and grunge snowflakes? They were made from brushes by the awesome Silvia. Check them out at graphics-illustrations.

Since I plan on only designing kits I can use personally, I decided to scrap a page or two...and ended up with THREE!

Here's a LO of the man who inspired the kit, my awesome dad:

Credits here

I'm so grateful for what he's taught me about patriotism and love of country and supporting our leaders in the positions that they've been voted to fulfill (even if we don't particularly love the person--we can still respect the position they hold and be true to our beliefs).

And here's a LO of my adorable little boy when he was almost 11 months old (before his haircut, lol):

Credits here

And finally a LO of my sweet husband (yes, from Christmas LAST YEAR--I'm so behind, lol):

Credits here

Anyway, hope you like the kit and word art. I'd love your comments and feedback (on the kit, the word art pack, my drawings, my logo, etc., etc.). Thanks!

33 comments:

grannymike said...

I'm so impressed with your kit. It's hard to believe it's your first. I love it and especially love your word art. The acrylic flag is really cool also. My husband is a retired Marine, so I understand your pride in your dad. Thank you so much for sharing this so generously. I will be looking forward to seeing what you design next.

Heike said...

This is great! And it's your first kit? WOW! Thank you so much for sharing it! I love the acrylic elements!

leilanirose said...

Wow! I also can't believe that this is your first kit. It's awesome! I look forward to seeing your next creation. Thanks for sharing.

Erin,Bubbles and Texas said...

Hi Thanks so much for sharing!! I Love this kit, and can't wait to use it!!!!

Can't wait to see more of your things:D

Carrie said...

Way cute layout. I love it. I am going to use it for my Sister whose husband spent time in Iraq last year. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

thank you! my husband has been deployed since last feb and this will be a great way to make this years christmas pictures signify what we're going through. it's not a normal christmas and now my layouts can show that in a special way.

Patamomma said...

What a great looking kit! Downloading now, and if and when I do a layout, I'll be sure to send it to you. Thanks so much. Patty

Lynn said...

Thanks so much for this! I love it!

Ramie :-) said...

I LOVE IT!!! My husband is deployed overseas this year. He'll be back mid-Jan, so we're celebrating a little late, but I have a few ideas for this kit.
Thanks bunches!

icedlatteprincess:) said...

Thank you so much...what a fun kit:)

Digi Free said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 07 Dec [LA 09:00pm] - 08 Dec [NY 12:00am, UK 05:00am, OZ 04:00pm] ).

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much and keep on designing, you're good at it!!
Gon - Netherlands

Pattycakes said...

Wow!! What a great gift...Thank you, thank you! :)

Elaine said...

Very impressive kit! I like the acrylic elements - especially the flag. I also like your Christmas camo paper. My grandpa fought in Japan during WWII, and I love hearing his stories.

Christina Brady said...

very nice. I'm with the others you did a wonderful job for this being you first kit. Absolutely Amazing. I will work with it for sure. Thanks for sharing.

Sharon aka Scrapcat4914 said...

TY so very much for this MAGNIFICENT kit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mollie said...

What an awesome first kit! It's gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing.

Sabrina said...

This kit is adorable!!! Thank you so much!!!!

annamarie said...

Love your kit! Thanks so much for sharing. I can't believe this is your first one. You are talented!!!

happymomof3 said...

I didn't download this, but wanted to tell you what a great idea this is. I love the patriotic snowman! Keep designing! I am gonna add you to my reader list.

Valentina said...

Lovely, thanks for sharing!!! :)

Sharon-shutterbug said...

Great job on your first kit! And congrats on getting to work with Bethany - doesn't her stuff just RAWK?!!
Thanks for sharing this with us.

StacyH said...

What a fabulous first kit! Thank you so much!

RedShoes said...

Excellent kit. I just love it. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us.

Juli and Brett said...

This is such a great kit!!! Thanks so much for sharing!

pom from Thailand said...

Thank you so much!! I really love your style. This kit really touches my heart eventhough I'm not American. My hubby works for the UN in Liberia and can only get home once every 3-4 months. Of course he can't be home for Christmas this year. Scrapbooking makes the waiting bearable though. :)

Kimberly said...

Great kit, thank you so much for sharing!

xashee's corner said...

Your first kit is WONDERFUL!! i LOVE the wordart too! GREAT job and thank you soo very much for sharing! :D Have an AWESOME day!

Shanners said...

love it! - thanks!

Sharon Kay said...

Thank you for the kit! My bil is in the reserves for the AF ... so I will use this for layouts for my nieces...as he has been called up several times now.

Kutnkudlys' Kreations said...

Your kit looks great! If you would like to design for Scraphead, please send me an email to admin at scraphead dot com and put designer application in the subject line.

Have a great day!

Digi Free said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 10 Jan [LA 09:00pm] - 11 Jan [NY 12:00am, UK 05:00am, OZ 04:00pm] ).

Anonymous said...

I just stumbled across your blog and I love the Christmas in Camo kit. Is there anywhere I can get it from? My husband is also deployed to Iraq since last April and it would be a perfect kit for our christmas pictures as well. Feel free to email me at sanandoriexev@yahoo.com if there is any way I can snage this kit (or buy it).