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Thursday, August 31, 2006
Old Metal Alpha Freebie

I started this alpha for a kit I'm working on, but then didn't like it with the kit. So, I thought I'd offer it here as a freebie.

Zipfile includes:

uppercase letters
lowercase letters
assorted characters

This download is no longer available.
Thanks to those who commented.

posted by Alice @ 5:05 PM   11 comments
Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Let's Play Tag
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Doris playing tag with my big kid, umm, I mean my hubby. Kit used is the "Collaboration Kit" from We Digi-Dare Ya! Thanks to the Digi-Dare team for a beautiful kit! Fonts: Shredded, PC Block Italic, MsMadiROB. Layout by Jen Caputo.

The kids love to get out and explore nature and we are fortunate to live close to several National Forest and State recreational areas and lakes. These photos were taken at a picnic area on Talimena Drive, a scenic drive that spans 54 miles in eastern Oklahoma and western Arkansas.

Here are some photos taken last spring of the views from the drive.

View of the Winding Stair Mountains

Sunset from Talimena Drive in Arkansas.
The smoke is from a fire burning in the valley.
Photos copyright Alice Naylor 2006.
posted by Alice @ 10:03 PM   2 comments
Digi-Dare-Ya! Challenge Layout
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I had a lot of fun creating this layout for the Digi-Dare #1 at We Digi-Dare Ya!. Thanks to the Digi-Dare team for the challenge. They will have a new challenge each week, so be sure to check it out. The deadline for entries to this challenge is September 7th, so you still have plenty of time to post your layout. They are also giving everyone who enters this dare a special kit.

Credits: "July Breeze" from the Summer Collection by Tracey Lee at the DigiChick; "Layered Stitches" by Mandy Steward at ScrapGirls. Fonts: Papyrus, LD Fancy, Wingdings.
posted by Alice @ 6:39 AM   3 comments
Sunday, August 27, 2006
Sweet Violet Alpha
Thank you to those who have left comments. I'm glad you like the kit. Here is the Alpha as promised. This is the last download for the "Sweet Violet" kit.

Zipfile includes:

uppercase letters
lowercase letters
assorted characters

This download is no longer available.
Thanks to those who commented.

posted by Alice @ 12:55 AM   4 comments
Saturday, August 26, 2006
Sweet Violet Kit, Last of the Elements
Here is the download link for the last of the "Sweet Violet" elements. The alpha is all that is remaining & I will post it later this evening.

Zipfile includes:
10 slide frames
5 tags
1 vellum overlay
1 vellum overlay strip

This download is no longer available.
Thanks to those who commented.

posted by Alice @ 7:14 PM   1 comments
Friday, August 25, 2006
My Favorite TV Shows

jburkhart posted a blog prompt today at Digital Divas Designs. I wasn't sure I could list my favorite 5 present day shows, but I guess I watch more tv than I realized. Here they are:

  1. C.S.I.

  2. Without A Trace

  3. C.S.I. Miami

  4. House

  5. Grey's Anatomy

  6. I hope you're all having a great evening. Thanks for the challenge jburkhart!
posted by Alice @ 9:07 PM   3 comments
More Elements for the Sweet Violet Kit
It has been a long day. Two of our children have speech & occupational therapy every Friday at a facility about 60 miles from our home. Then there's shopping and other errands to do. Add in the phone calls from dh to pick up this and that & a day is gone. So I'll take a few minutes to relax & upload the next zipfile of elements for the "Sweet Violet" Kit before I finish dinner.

The elements are resized to 25% in the preview.

Zipfile includes:
6 photo prongs
6 buttons
6 decorated paperclips
1 plain paperclip
1 flower deco
2 eyelets, 2 brads & 1 staple

This download is no longer available.
Thanks to those who commented.

posted by Alice @ 4:47 PM   0 comments
Thursday, August 24, 2006
Those Boots!
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Daniel absolutely loves his boots. He does not however, have any sense of fashion, lol. Or maybe one could say he just has a unique sense of style. We went camping with our horses at a nearby National Forest Campground last month. It was sooooo hot! Daniel had been lounging around, barefoot of course. The kids have been told they have to wear boots or shoes whenever they are around the horses. When we went to take care of the horses for the evening, he came out of RV with those boots. I snapped this shot of him with his horse Lightning & he will probably kill me for it when he gets older.

Kit used is Autumn's Arrival by Ashley Bailey at Digital Divas Designs. I just love the colors in this kit. The brads, photo prongs and boots charm are created by me. Fonts used are Palatino Small Caps, LD Debonaire and Mr. B.

posted by Alice @ 8:43 PM   0 comments
The Tractor, and Another Freebie
We live in the country and raise beef cattle, swine and horses. So it is inevitable that we have a tractor, or two. We "inherited" an older tractor when dh's father passed away. This tractor was not built in the USA. I'm not complaining about it's origin. It is a workhorse tractor, always starts in cold weather (contrary to our other one) and is easy to maneuver. It's just that obtaining parts for it is a nightmare. Three weeks ago, the front axle broke, fell out on the ground, and put the tractor to a screeching halt. DH proceeded to order the parts required from the local dealer, asking for overnight delivery. We have about 60 acres of hay that needs to be cut and baled.

A couple days later, the dealer phoned to tell us the parts weren't in stock & he would have to order them direct from the manufacturer. Delivery time.....approx. 6 days by air, or up to 6 weeks by ship. Of course, dh chose air shipping. And started calling every dealer he could find in about forty states. Unsuccessfully, I might add. No parts in stock.

Last week, he calls the dealer to check on the status of the order. Now he's told the factory doesn't have the main axle and will have to make one. How long??? He doesn't know. So the search is on again. A friend suggested parts from a salvaged tractor. I didn't even know they had tractor salvage. By the grace of God, dh did find the parts he needed at a tractor salvage sales, made the trip to get them today and hopefully, will have the poor tractor back in operation tomorrow. And new parts for backup, if they ever make it here. And now, on to the freebie.....

Here are the ribbons for the "Sweet Violet" kit.
The ribbons are resized to 25% in the preview.

Zipfile includes:
5 grossgrain ribbons
5 folded & stapled ribbons
5 fuzzy fibers
4 buckled ribbons

This download is no longer available.
Thanks to those who commented.
posted by Alice @ 8:18 PM   1 comments
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
My First Freebie
Introducing my first freebie! "Sweet Violet", inspired by my daughters who love purple. Any shade of purple, as long as it is purple. Their room is purple, they wear purple...JoAnn dreams of a purple car when she is older.

Here is the preview of the kit and the download links for the papers. Not all of the elements are shown in the preview. I will post the links for the rest of the kit over the next few days. Please leave a comment if you download. I look forward to getting your feedback.

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This download is no longer available.
Thanks to those who commented.

And here is a layout using the "Sweet Violet" kit.

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I hope you enjoy using this kit as much as I enjoyed creating it!

posted by Alice @ 4:07 AM   4 comments
Latest Layout
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I had a miserable migraine headache yesterday evening and had to lie down. So now I can't sleep. What better time to work on my layouts? Nobody is up to interfere, lol. But it sure will make for a long day today.

The kids always seem to end up on a horse, even if it's just to ride a short way. Thunder never seemed to mind, as he knew he would get a treat from them. Unfortunately, Thunder isn't with us anymore. He contracted West Nile Virus, although he had been vaccinated. He became very ill and was not responding to treatment, so we made the decision to euthanize him rather than prolong his suffering. He was 12 years old & we raised him from a foal. We miss him dearly.

The papers & buttons used are from the "July MegaKit" at Digital Divas Designs. Each month they give away an awesome MegaKit composed of Ashley's designs and contributions from forum members. The flowers are from "Jenspiration" by Victoria Stegall for oscraps, colorized to match.
posted by Alice @ 2:53 AM   0 comments
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
My First
I finally worked up the nerve to take the plunge & start a blog. I have only been scrapping for a short time. However, it just seems to fit. It is a way to combine my love of family with digital photography, as well as create some memories for my children. And, it's fun!

I also have started designing some kits, and hope to develop the skills to be able to market them in the future. For now, I'll be offering some freebies from time to time. You'll get to be my guinea pigs.
posted by Alice @ 4:06 AM   0 comments
About Me

Name: Alice
Home: Oklahoma, United States
About Me: Hi and welcome to my first blog. I am a SAHM, married to my soulmate Randy, for 21 years. I am mother to JoAnn 11, Daniel 10, Doris 9, and Matthew, our angel baby. I've only been digi-scrapping a few months and have quickly become addicted. It is an awesome way to combine my love for family, digital photography and graphic design. See my complete profile
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