Saturday, September 13, 2008

Foiled Again

Hello everyone!!

Yes, it's been a looooong while since I posted a goodie... Sorry about that. The DH has had 7 surgical procedures in the last 9 months including Open Heart surgery back in January... so we're hoping things will be a little less hectic and a lot less stressful!

I've made something which will be fabulous for Christmas! It's called Foiled Again ... a set of Foil Alphas... and I included 6 scans of aluminum foil... use the scans to make your own brushes, patterns, alphas with your choice of fonts, embellishments, and styles.

I hope you enjoy it... Leave a little love if you download and tell me how you plan on using the goodies. Don't forget to download the other goodies in my blog... lots of great stuff!

Get the Foiled Again here
Cheers, Barb :)

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Photoshop Clear Acrylic Layer Styles

Another bunch of goodies for you all... These are Photoshop Clear Acrylic Layer Styles.. Use them in custom shapes, brads, buttons, tags, text.. whatever your hearts desire! It all started with Scrappy Shannon putting out a call for Clear Acrylic Buttons... and Voila!! Here they are.. Thank you Scrappy Shannon!! :)
I think there are enough different layer styles here that you can find a few that can be used in your layouts. ;)

Leave some love! Enjoy everyone!

You'll find the Clear Acrylic Layer Styles here.

Cheers, Barb

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Photoshop Acrylic Layer Styles

Gosh... it's been tooooo long since I blogged! It seems like I've been running hither and yon for the last month and a half... hub ended up in hospital for 3 days, then he had his 1st cataract surgery, plus the usual running into town for the usual errands... But this weekend has been glorious!! And there are NO appointments for the entire week! Yeeeehaw!!!

OK.. so for the goodie today! Several digital scrapping stores seem to be having a craze on Acrylic this and that so I made 9 groups of Photoshop Acrylic Layer Styles which you can use for your text, custom shapes, brushes, backgrounds, anything ... go into the Blending Options and play around with the different settings... go ahead!! You won't break anything... and if you happen to mess them up just download them again!! One way to change the color is to use the style on a shape.. then desaturate... then go into the Blending Options and choose the color of your choice in the Color Overlay option... see earlier blogs as to how to do that.

The layer styles work best on fat fonts at 200 pt or larger.. something like VAGRounded BT, or
Wide Latin, or WallowHmkBold or Sweet As Candy to name a few.

If you have a request I'll see what I can come up with... or if you have any questions just send me an email at or

As usual, these are not for commercial use or profit and please keep the file names intact.

The layer styles can be found here... Enjoy!!

The 60+ layer styes were made using tutorials from

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Blue & Brown

It's been too long since I posted any goodies for all of my digital scrapping friends.
As you know my husband had open heart surgery on January 26th to repair a 30mm (about 1 1/8") hole in his heart... and bypass surgery. He was in hospital for 5 days and came home without a stitch, drain, wire, anything!! It's amazing what they do!!

He started walking from his first day of surgery. At home he was doing only 5 minute walks... but gradually worked up to 6 five minute walks daily... then one 10 minute walk a day, then 2 a day, then a mile a day!

His sister Elizabeth visited us from England February 20th to March 4th... and the morning we were to pick her up at the airport I came down with a flu bug... I was out of it for the first 5 days of her visit... She ended up taking care of us!! What a vacation,eh??!!! She is such a dear!

The last week of Elizabeth's visit they climbed an 1,800 foot mountain labeled a "steep climb". This week hub cleaned out the gutters on our house. Yesterday we went in for his 6 week check-up with his surgeon and he doesn't want to see him for a year!!! He's looking good!!

So..... back to digital scrapping. I made this kit about 2 months ago while hub was in hospital... uploaded it... and haven't had time to post it... So here I am with time on my hands... something I haven't had for 6 months!!

This kit I call Blue & Brown....for want of a better name. This is from a pattern (070407-00001.pat for those of you who are members of ActionFX) from
ActionFX. I really like the pattern and can see so many possibilities for scrapping.

If you haven't subscribed to ActionFX yet... do so!! It is sooooooo worth the money! Al Ward is an awesome designer... check out his site for all the freebies. His lastest goodie was a video on how to make gemstones for jewelry. I'm working on it so that I can post something one of these days. And before that video he posted an action to make two other gemstones.

And please, leave a comment about what you like or don't like about my kits.
Afterall, I'm making these things for you! What would you like to see as a freebie?
I'm not promising anything but I'll do my best!

The bows are from Atomic Cupcake and they've been warped.

There are more pieces than what is shown in the preview.

And a thank you to all of your prayers. They were really appreciated!
They worked!!! :)


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