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Autumn is Here

Posted by gram210 on October 7, 2012

Autumn is here.

The weather has turned all the leaves bright colors of reds, yellows, greens and browns. Last year I made the mistake of thinking I could wait until the next weekend but by then all the leaves were on the ground. So this year, with raincoat and warm clothes I rode my bicycle to all the familiar places and crossed into soybean fields and other dirt roads that yielded various fall colors. The sun came out once and the splendor of all was too soon over before the clouds came and more rain. The two photos were taken in Michigan on Oct. 7, 2012. I have found a Kaleidoscope plugin for Photoshop that with a little practice you can come up with all kinds of beautiful nature-inspired scrapbook backgrounds. If you click on the Kaleidoscope photo below you will be able to download for free a full size 3600×3600 pixel background that can be used as a paper, overlay, photo frame or cutout letters.

Free Autumn Color Paper. Just click on photo below.

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Valentine’s Day Digital Scrapbook Freebie

Posted by gram210 on February 4, 2012

Valentine’s Day Digital Scrapbook Freebie

It Takes 2 Hearts to win your love as Chris Isaac sings. This Valentine quick page is created from the Valentine’s Day Scrapbook Kit. It also uses the Candy Alphabet that is saved as an alphabet and also included in the Be My Valentine Digital Scrapbooking Kit. I have borrowed a rose from the My Melody Music kit. There are a lot of clipped roses in the Music Kit.

The Valentine Quick Page is a 12×12 inch or 3600×3600 pixels PNG file shown exactly as above with openings to place your photos below the frames.

This quick page will be available for a limited time and may be discontinued without notice.

Please note: In my shop you will find this quick kit for only $1.00 with the Candy Numbers loose so that the dates can be changed for later years.

Download Freebie Link

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Breaking Away from Economic Slavery in 2012

Posted by gram210 on December 16, 2011


“We must become the change we want to see.” by Mahatma Gandhi

by Celinda Snow

If you are like me and wonder what it is that we can do to change our future the first step is to make a list of those things that you would like to change. Placing the responsibility upon President O’Bama, Wall Street, corporate greed, and big oil conveniently lets you sit back in your arm chair and watch the football game and pretend that you didn’t have anything to do with how the world got to be the way it is, but you are just as much a slave to the high standards that we Americans have placed upon ourselves.

Our economy is glutted with plastic, electronics, clothes, toys and more. How many commercials do you see on TV trying to sell you a big gas guzzling truck or luxury car? Have we decreased our demand for oil? Maybe, but with the population growing exponentially, the demand for oil also increases.

Big oil never wanted us to have fuel efficient cars or a rail system. Did you know that electric cars were destroyed by the car company that invented them? Specifically the General Motors EV1 of the mid 1990s. We are so hooked on oil that we cannot live without it.

What can we do to change the quality of our lives and the future for our children?

1. Recycle. Compost your food waste. If your city doesn’t have a recycle trash pick up you can physically carry them to places where you can dispose of newspaper, plastic, aluminum, and cans. If your city doesn’t have recycle bins available then you need to get one started.

2. Education. Education is a pivotal factor in solving the world’s issues. We must expose ourselves and our children to knowledge. The more we know about the world, the more we can make educated decisions on what is best for our economy. Stop using the TV as a baby sitter and get involved with educational projects with your children.

3. Health Care. We have to start the ball rolling. Whether you agree with O’Bama Care or not, killing the idea only fuels the insurance companies. Why just this month I went to a Dr. to seek advice over health issues and I was set up to have x rays. In my opinion those x rays were not necessary. The insurance pays part of this and how many doctors get a kick back for their referral? And of course I get to pay the rest. Now, how is that better than a Health Care program? I don’t know about you, but I think of insurance like mafia. You pay the insurance company a percentage so that they will keep the bad guys away. Like the mafia, when was the last time insurance companies gave anything back to the community?

4. Taxes. I’m not a tax whiz, but even I know that the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. And if Corporate America can’t get people to work for less, then they go to other countries and set up sweat shops. Big corporation CEOs are just plain greedy. The taxes need to be adjusted to what is fair.

5. More Jobs for Americans. We Americans have created this by our ever increasing demands for things and our use of credit. Credit to buy homes, boats, jewelry, and cars. My parents went through the great depression and I was taught with strict rules on saving. I actively participate in the “Waste Not, Want Not” society. If you don’t have money, you don’t buy things. I also believe the main reason that I have a job is because of the skills I have learned. Update your existing knowledge or work on new job skills.

6. Clean Water. Global corporations are exploiting other countries for their oil while our government turns its head. These corporations and government officials need to be penalized and made to fix the damage just like they were forced to do in the Louisiana oil spill. Countries like Ecuador and Guatemala to name a few have had their rain forest and indigenous tribes forced off of their lands so that Big Oil can drain their resources. And what did they give back?

7. Clean Air. Focusing our scientist, auto manufactures and other pollutors on better ways to create energy without destroying our planet should be a primary goal.

8. Food. According to the website bread.org, every day almost 16,000 children die from hunger-related causes. That’s one child every five seconds. So before scraping the food your child didn’t eat into the garbage, ask yourself what you would do if you were hungry? Is your child aware of the existence of hungry children around the world? Or do they see the world through video game eyes where people don’t die because it isn’t real. In America we are blessed with an abundance of food, yet the poor in our country are forced to buy low quality food because it is cheap. A healthy existence is based on good nutrition for the mind and body.

9. Have less children. Have children because you love them, not because you can afford them as seen on TV with 19 and counting or because you are poor and you can collect money from the government. Do the math. If the 19 children limited themselves to 4 children each it would be 304 children in two generations. Is this thinking responsible and fair to the future of our world?

10. Shelter. Replace light bulbs with long lasting energy savers. Turn light and electronic devices off when not in use. Reinforce your home against the cold or heat by adding insulation and window sealers. Replace outdated furnaces and water heaters with fuel efficient ones. This will lower your air conditioning and electric bill and you can apply for tax credits on some of these investments.

11. Family. Create family plans so that everyone plays a part in making this a better world.

12. Love. Replace hate, greed, power, jealousy, and lust with Love. Every time you are angry or upset take a moment of pause to fill your heart with compassion and then exhale.

I once asked a girl at a WalMart check out why she was so happy, and she said, “I’m breathing! As opposed to the opposite.”

copyright 2011

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Mexican Sun Digital Scrapbook QP Freebie

Posted by gram210 on October 25, 2011

Mexican Sun Digital Scrapbook Freebie

Muchachas take a look at this! It’s FREE. You like?

After an exhilarating visit with balmy 90 degree weather in Mexico, I came back home to discover that half the leaves had fallen off the maple trees and it was cold.

We stayed in Guadalara in the beautiful Hotel Morales. This historic hotel was divided into 3 sections and all areas were very ornate, the reception area that opened up to the top floor with a painting of clouds, the banquet room had decorative tiled steps, on the roof top there was a view of the city, a pool and always breathtaking moments of awe. The service was excellent.

I was anxious to put this Mexican Scrapbook kit together while the information was still in my head. One of the most fascinating places that I visited was the huge Mercado in Guadalara, that featured over 3 stories of shopping and eating experiences. There were miles of shoes, CDs, video games, jeans, jewelry, on the bottom floor you could buy meat, fruit and vegetables and in the middle of the mercado there were cubicles (maybe 50 or more) of food stands with everything from birrira (goat), ceviche, tacos and a Corona with lime and salt. Then it started pouring rain…

Much of our trip was spent navigating the cities with a taxi or bus. The bus was always more difficult because you never knew where you needed to get off. When we weren’t walking everywhere, we took a Tequila tour, a commercial bus to Puerto Vallarta. At Puerto Vallarta we loved the Vallarta Adventure tours. They were very professional and took great care to make sure we were all safe during the zip lines and the boat tours.

I would like to thank all the artisans of Tonala, Tlaquepaque, Guadalara and Puerto Vallarta for all their hard work in creating these beautiful pieces. My suitcase could only hold so much, so what I couldn’t purchase I photographed.

To purchase the complete Mexican Art Kit click on this link.

Mexican Art Digital Scrapbook Kit includes: Peso coins, dinero corner art, blanket, kokopelli, metallic sun, cloth napkin, 2 Day of the Dead skeletons, mariachi gold statue, 2 hats, tequila barrels, pottery sun, 3 butterflies, 2 fish, 3 masks, 2 dolls, 2 flowers, turtle, armadillo, 6 urns, 1 bracelet, marlin, bee, iguana, 11 pendants, 12 photo frames, 2 quick pages, 12 papers. All art 300 ppi, saved RGB in JPG and PNG format.

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Download FREE Quick Page Here.

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Photoshop Tutorials

Posted by gram210 on October 28, 2010


Photoshop Tutorials

Fall Leaf Cutout Alphabet

Fall Leaves

Click on FALL above to download the PDF tutorial.

PDF Photoshop Tutorial with How To’s for:

1. How to Make Cut Out Letters.

2. How to Resize a Border to Fit Your Photo. See final finished page in A Little Digital’s Gallery.

Family Sized Border

3. How to Center a Photo on Your Paper. You can also space align a group of elements.

4. How to Use Pattern Tiles to Make Background Papers

You can snag this low resolution pattern tile below or pick up the Pattern Tile freebies in the shop. You will have to log in to get them.

Pattern Tile

Would you like more How To’s?

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Get Fit Digital Scrapbook Freebie

Posted by gram210 on February 24, 2010

Get Fit Mamas Digital Scrapbook Freebie

Walk or run with your dog, bring the family to the park and hike, ride a bicycle, play Frisbee, rollerblade. For "me time" for mommy find a gym with childcare. Including the family into your lifestyle changes will bolster your child’s interest in physical activites. Invest in a WII and play virtual games. Children tend to mirror their parents and the better examples we are of ourselves the more the children have to follow our lead. If you’re getting fit, then it’s probably a good idea for your children to be also. You’ll be amazed at how much better you feel, have more energy and the kids will too.

Download the above mini freebie: (for a limited time)

For more information about the complete Get Fit Kit:

Get Fit Exercise Digital Scrapbook Kit. This exercise scrapbook kit is designed around activities that require the least amount of money recquired to achieve results without breaking the budget. 7 papers, 3 stretchy bands, 4 exercise bicycles, 4 word buttons, 2 jump ropes, random pilate balls, 4 tape measures, 4 trampolines, 1 dog collar, 1 dog chain, 4 note papers word art stapled, sweet success frame. All files saved 300 ppi as JPG and PNG in RGB format. Healthy activities requires a healthy lifestyle and a good diet plan will help you to achieve the goals that you have set.

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Valentine Candy Heart Alpha Freebie

Posted by gram210 on January 18, 2010


Valentine Candy Hearts Alphabet Freebie!

Candy Hearts Freebie Link

Happy Valentine’s Day! This is a sweet little alphabet that I’m sure everybody will love. This is an entire alphabet and comes with I Love You, Yours Truly, Be Mine, Friends Forever, Hugs, Forever Friends, I’m Yours, Love and Kisses. I think you’ll appreciate that the candy shapes are angled in different directions to add more charm.

Last year’s Valentine Kit has some really nice papers and I am working on creating more papers and elements and will be offering 2009 and 2010 together as a combined kit that will also include the full alphabet with extra letters and a combination of candy words.

If you are looking for more FREEBIES check the Little Digital Blog

There you will find a Tropical Vacation and also a Happy (Moo) New Year mini kit.

I appreciate feedback about my scrap kits.

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Explorer Camping Freebie

Posted by gram210 on July 2, 2009


Explorer Camping Free Mini Kit

When my daughters were little I occassionally took them camping. They were city girls and their knowledge of hiking and exploring were limited. While camping at Palomar Mtn. in California we sat in on one of the fireside chats with the local park ranger. He told us a true story about a young boy who had gotten lost in the woods in the winter time and had frozen to death. The father went to search for him and also lost his way and froze too. We were camping in the summer and it was well over 90 degrees.

The next day we were hiking down a trail and I’m the kind of person that likes to wander off away from the path. One of my daughters looked at me tearfully and said, "we want to get back on the trail so we don’t get lost and freeze to death."

Another camping trip I was gleefully tramping through the woods and I told my daughters that I was Joe Trailblazer and the reply was, "Does that mean that we’re little travel trailers?"

Camping is always an adventure for me. Making this scrapbook kit has taken a lot longer because I had to stop and smell the wild roses, pick raspberries and get purple fingers. I got to feed the mosquitoes, listen to rain on the roof, smell burning wood, race the dog with my bike, watch hummingbirds, turkeys, raccoons, gopher and deer from different vantage points. Along the bike paths I picked up an osprey feather, photographed a blue heron, looked at a catfish that a young fellow had caught, photographed a centipede, and a snake and frog at the Nature Center.

A trip to the General Store yielded ice cream and an opportunity to photograph a dragonfly. Don’t know what kind it is and if you know then let me know.

Happy Campers when you get ready to start your new page, go ahead and add some leaves, feathers and put your memories on to a page that says, "I love camping," with a camping kit from http://www.alittledigital.com.

Not included is a woodsey alphabet that you might like.

To see the complete kit click on this link: Explorer Camping Kit

URL to Free Camping Mini Kit

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Watermelon Picnic Scrapbook Kit

Posted by gram210 on June 21, 2009


Watermelon Picnic Digital Scrapbooking Kit

Just in time for the Fourth of July, Independence Day or extended weekend. Set your table with one of these tablecloths.

This picnic kit has been completely updated to 300 ppi. It comes with 5 tablecloths (I mean papers). 2 watermelon photo frames, 2 plate frames, 1 picnic basket and watermelon slices cut to embellish your reunion or backyard get together. Kit also come with a red and yellow alphabet. To get to the picnic kit just click on the photo above.

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Horse Digital Scrapbooking Freebie

Posted by gram210 on June 8, 2009

Western fans and horse lovers, here’s a digital scrapbooking kit that will have all you mustangs, pintos, thouroughbreds and paints bursting out of the corral and chomping at the bit to try out these new digital goodies right out the feed bag.

For a limited time download a free mini kit of the: Champion Horse Mini Digital Scrapbooking Kit

You must see the whole kit to appreciate all the bits and pieces.

For the complete kit go to: Champion Horse Digital Scrapbooking Kit

Champion Horse Digital Scrapbooking Kit. Gee, this kit has so many elements and papers that I had to fit it on to two pages to display it all. This kit will Trigger your love of horses. This painted variety includes tack, horse groomers, oats, horse shoes, a bit, a spur, saddles, horse feathers and more. Whoa! Hold on their little dogie.

There’s papers 12×12 at 300ppi adding up to 15. These papers are totally unique. Two are made using sisal twine, 4 are paisley bandanas, 1 is made from bales of hay, there’s a blue and white horse blanket, 5 are using a design that I pulled off a cowboy shirt and my very favorite are the two that started out as pony tail elastic hair bands. You’ll be winnying once you take a look at what’s in this corral to take out for a gallop.

Black Beauty will be ready to giddy up with a British saddle or Western saddle. Several lariats to rope your little Palomino or a nice brush to smooth those horse feathers. Huh! There’s no such thing as horse feathers.

Silver sheriff star for the Mustang rider, belt buckles, cowboy hats and boots, reins, wooden sign, bolo tie with silver saddle, silhouettes of two horses and 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place ribbons for the winning Champion.

There are several unique photo frames one made with oats, the other using a cowboy design, plus a fence to use as a photo frame and two ropes.

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