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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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Baseball Scrapbooking Alphabet Freebie

Posted by gram210 on May 3, 2009

Baseball Digital Scrapbooking Kit and Alphabet Freebie

Sports Digital Scrapbooking Kit Baseball. This kit steps up to the plate with things that remind you of being out on the field with the team or to remember a visit to the Big League. From the bleacher seats, the chain link fence and mesh one might have a field day with this one. Comes with 10 papers and 3 overlays. Four photo frames with matching strips, 2 baseball bats, a glove, baseball, 2 alphabets (one in blue the other black), a black silhouette pitcher, baseball all star design. Art saved 300 ppi.

To purchase the whole kit click on the photo above.

To download the FREEBIE click on this link.

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Camouflage Alphabet with Dog Tags

Posted by gram210 on March 29, 2009

Camouflage Alphabet with Dog Tags

How to create a dashed stroke to an alphabet using Illustrator and fill the letters with Photoshop.

Dashes don’t come out right using Photoshop. You will need to set this up on a page that will accommodate 2.5 to 3 inch letters like 18×18 inches. Using a font like Stencil you type the alphabet out. Then you convert the font to outline. Save the font in a neutral color like yellow. Save the file alpha fill. Next select your type choose nothing for the fill and add a black stroke to your letters, 2 or 3 points using dashes. Set the dashes at 8 and 2 or 3 gap. Set the endpoints to round. Choose the endpoints in the middle of the three choices. Save the file as alpha stroke.

Open a background in Photoshop, then open your alpha fill in Photoshop. Move your alpha fill over your background. Change the background to layer if you haven’t already and place above the alpha. Select the background and then under layer select create clipping mask. Merge visible. Then open your strokes and place over the top of your letters.

Above is the preview of the camouflage alphabet. The letters are a little larger than 2.5 inches. It comes with a layered PSD dog tag that you can just type your name on or a separated PNG file. Also comes with the camouflage background.

Available FREE for a limited time: Download

After expiration you can get this file at: Camouflage Alphabet

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Cross Stitch Sampler Alphabet

Posted by gram210 on March 23, 2009

If you’re the kind of person that likes to know how things are done below is how I created the Cross Stitch Sampler. If you would like for me to add more How To’s to my blog or if you have a question about how something is done let me know.

HOW TO: To make this cross stitch sampler I used Illustrator. I created a vertical line (1/10") .1 inch with a rounded end and rotated 45 degrees and then -45 degrees to make a cross.


To make the grid what I did is called a Step and Repeat. In Illustrator you select your object (the X) and then the Enter key and a menu will come up, type in .10 horizontally and then copy. Once you have made the first copy then all you have to do is type Control D on the PC or Command D on the Mac and it will duplicate. You can do step and repeats in Quark, Pagemaker and InDesign also. I repeated the crosses horizontally and then vertically until I had an area bigger than the size of each letter. You will have to scan a pattern to use as a template. Once you have your grid of X’s created then you’ll place it over the pattern and enlarge or reduce the pattern so that it lines up. Select a dominant color and make all the X’s the same color. Then start changing the colors and deleting the X’s until your letter or pattern is done.

Adding texture to the alphabet using Photoshop. The free download includes an effect.jpg that shows the settings used in layers to give the letters an embroidered look. I have also included the style you can use with Photoshop (CS1 and above).

The Cross Stitch Sampler Alphabet is made up of big 3 inch solid colored letters that you can select the color with the eyedropper and change them to suit your project.

I hope you find this Digital Embroidery adds a homespun look to your project and tell everyone you found it at

For a limited time download a FREE mini sample:

The Cross Stitch Alpha Sampler is a free download for a limited time after the download expires you can get this at:

Cross Stitch Alpha Sampler

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