Saturday, 17 April 2010

Thank You for the Love (a freebie in appreciation)

Hi guys, girls....

I am lucky, I think.
Most of the people I am surrounded by at the moment are the most talented, inspirational, loving people in the world.
And this *in the world* isn't a mere grammatical construction, nope, is totally, tangibly literal.
Some in the US of A (I'm reluctant to call it America, sorry guys, but *we* are Americans too, the vast America has the North, South (were *we* belong) and Central, though most of that Central are moving slowly upwards,there are millions of them still there, right? LOL).
Some of them in the land of Oz (read Australia) and these are increasingly getting a deep imprint in my heart, and some in Europe, with my most favorite at the mo being in the Netherlands (that IS Europe, right? LOL I'm getting old and my cultural memory is being smashed by the political changes!)
In blogging scenes, I have to mention these women because they are worth reading, watching and listening:

Peggy, whom I had the pleasure,honor and delight of meeting in person and who, regardless of the distance, always finds a way to make herself present and supportive with a beautiful wake up call on my phone. She also has the MOST AMAZING music playing in her blog....

Annemarie and here I'm at loss for words...if I ever have found a synonimous for bravery, strength, capacity, talent and multitasking...well that's Annemarie. She also has some amazing music playing, and I'm hoping to be able to go meet these two girls in Norway in a near future (I'm working on it girls!)

The Netherlands girl is Marit (though her blog presents her name in lower case, I think she deserves upper cases, in shinning lights too). This girl I found through Annemarie, who sent me a link to her blog and I got hooked ever since. I m even gonna get my daughter to do one of Marit's courses in summer... yes, she is a master and finds the strength and wonders of passing her knowledge on, with very accessible prices, ones that even I can contemplate in spending!)

there is another USA girl whom I discovered lately and my heart was full of joy, not only because she is so generous with her (amazing!!!!) talent as to sharing her kits for free, but also because her blog is what it says on the tin: Every Day Mom's Ideas.... and her ideas are not only doable, but in budget and her way of communicating is one I love....and her kits are original, something I have been getting more and more disappointed with in the more popular, profit gaining designers (but that would a whole new post, right?)

There are a lot more I could be naming, linking and...well, there is only a certain amount of time and I need to get on with life, but I have to mention the Brazilian girls or I wouldn't be making justice...I have made a post for them and that was what inspired this post...
Through a new, net acquired friend by one of those impulses that makes you click on someone just because you liked the comment they left in someone else's blog, I came across this wonderful woman, who also has this other recipe blog. Yes, I know, both her blogs are in Portuguese, but her Layouts are universal so, if you like them, go leave her some love, she speaks English :)

She introduced me to her scrapping communities which have in turn brought the most beautiful love into my life. But again, this would all be in Portuguese and they have an entire blog of mine for them, so, lets get to the last point....

I have no intention of becoming a designer at the moment. If I had any at some point, starting to do CT work for some of them plus my incursions on paying for kits (even if only in the 1 dollar/Euro sales) and looking into their rules and...well, lets say I'm a bit disappointed and don't think it's worth my stress.
In looking into their rules, combined with the amazing, wonderful program I use (I'm scared of scrapping with PSE, have I said that before? LOL), the Digital Scrapbook Artist by Serif (which deserves a whole review, I know) I started finding my way to create my own stuff for my own books.
Not much, nothing totally fancy, but I finally put together a mini kit.

After all the support I received from some of the girls of a freebie group I belong to through my breast cancer adventure, I gave the mini kit away to them, post it in the group.
Then when I went to check the amount of downloads and compared to the amount of *thank Yous* I got....well...this wasn't a case in which they would have to (like here, I m afraid) do a word recognition or register or anything costly of their involved only clicking *reply* and typing *thanks*.
So I passworded the thing.

Maybe not worth the bother to some.
Well up to *some*.
If you are not the *some* kind, and just happened to stumble across this blog and like what you see in the preview, just leave a comment, tell me you want this, I'll pass on the password :)
If you are a Facebook buddie, I'll be posting the password there.
If you are a friend of mine but are not in Facebook, email me, I ll get the password out to you.

Here are the previews:

now, this lower case was my very first try, I have no idea how designers make their alphas, but as I haven't connected my tablet to the Mac yet, I draw these with the LOL

So, if you like what you see, and you have the password, this is where you get it:

Click here to download the ALPHA

Click here to download the PAPERS

Click here to download the FRAMES

And now I have *talked* enough, I'm gonna go back to our intensive movie watching program with my child (who isn't much of a child no more, but hey, she still enjoys her time with mum, gotta take advantage of that!)
I recommend LOVE FILM to anyone in the UK (if you are a friend of mine in *real life* I have 2 cards that will give you two months for free) we pay £9.50 per month, no late fees, they are quick in getting films back to you (2 days maximum) which means if we want, we watch more than 4 films a month, and there are a lot of films one can watch online as part of the subscription....great deal :)
(gonna get them to pay me for the advert LOL)
Ok, enjoy, I'm gonna go enjoy my saturday!


McMGrad89 said...

Well, Cynthia, thanks for the mention and the freebie. I enjoy seeing your work as well.

Speaking of friends, I met Octamom today at a luncheon. It was very special. Unfortunately, my camera was dead, so she is the only one that walked away with a picture.

Hope to see you this summer.

Anonymous said...

You speak such nice words of me! THANKS FOR THE SHOUT OUT!!!! And you made those alpha's with the mouse? Good for you!!! Say hi to your daughter (reading your blog and seeing her on photos makes me feel like I "know" her too...!)

MrsPeel said...

Marit :) the words are honest to the core, I wont write anything I don't feel in my heart or bones, unless I feel it with passion....Peggy can vouch for that (she has met us in person and speaks quiet a lot to us outside the net) I am the very same person on or offline :)
My daughter also *knows* you a bit, to the point of taking upon her to lecture me when I leave my hand drawn diary aside for a couple of days,she makes me do something....and you ll get to know her better soon :)

Annemarie: I can imagine, Julie is iondeed a very special person, would love to meet her...
The reason I haven't yet booked the tickets to Norway is because the day I had all worked out and the money in hand, all airports were closed and they still are....
I can't imagine this situation lasting much longer, but better safe than sorry....
Huggzzz to you both

miruspeg said...

What a lovely blog post. Your words warm my heart Cynthia.
I wish I had more time to spend on the computer but my "real life" is full on at the moment.
But you know I think about you and Sarita often and ALWAYS wish you loads of happiness and hope to see you both in Norway in July.

Take care dear friend.
Big hugs
Peggy xxxx

MrsPeel said...

Peggy :)
no need to say anything...if there is one person in the world I would know without doubt I can count on in good or bad times, that is you...
Glad to know that *real life* keeps us busy!!!
HUge huggzzz

Everyday Mom Ideas said...

Wow, Thank you for all the lovely things you said about me and my site. I think I needed that. Now Ill have a bit more pep in my step. Your a sweet heart!

Octamom said...

I got to hug Annemarie's last week and can't wait to hear of her adventures with Peggy this summer--and if you got to go too?!? How amazing would that be?

Thanks so much for your encouraging comments over at my place. You always make me smile! ;o)

aynzan said...

Oh! Mrs Peel..Your blog is as beautiful as all of your scrapblogs.I have learnt another side of you today ..You are so creative in all aspects..scrapping and writing..I am glad I found you here as well.Thanks for the link regarding the facebook story.I really appreciate for sharing it..see you soon.Take care.aynzan

Michelle said...

I found your blog after seeing your LO of the Hair musical, love it! I wish it was here in the states.

Thank you for sharing such wonderful blogs, I bookmarked them all :) Sometimes when reading a blog it becomes very serendipitous and you are fortunate enough to find other blogs that are great too. This was one of those times :)

OK, your first kits rocks hun. I can't believe you did the alpha with your mouse, wow! Awesome. And yep, unfortunately when some people see 'freebie' they hit and run. I always say thank you as that is what I was taught, my momma aint no fool, lol. I happened upon a site one day and the artist gives away all of her CU designs. All of them. There weren't tons of thank you's on that one either, and I thought, you know, she is doing all of these designers a great service, and for what? I hit the donate button and thanked her too. If you haven't seen her blog yet it's Scrappin Cop.

I'm afraid I left a blog post in your comment column, LOL!! Thanks again, and I'd love the password. I think it's beautiful.

MrsPeel said...

MIchelle, thanks so much for this comment, I love when people communicate, and also is really beautiful to hear that you have gone back in time to red the other posts :)
I know the designer you talk about, they are great, every time I did grab a freebie I left a huge thank you...
My LO being featured as LO of the day was a huge surprise, I really love GP and was a great waking up this morning to that newsletter :)
I tried to find a way to mail you to give you the password, but though you have a profiloe, if you have a blog it isnt visible to me ...
I ll try find you in Gotta Pixel, otherwise, I'm just praying for you to be reading this :)
if you don't want to put your email here, just sent me a message at GP or email me on
hope you get this :)

Lisa said...

I was just told about your sight by someone on SBF. I like the metallic alpha, elements and papers. Can you please send me the password?
I signed up to be a follower of your blog and I will try to find you on Facebook.
Thank you,

Crystalnva said...

THANK YOU :~} I *JUST* re~across your blog because of the "BLOG TRAIN" and WOW I like all your hard work .I luv`d METALIKA alot cant believe you only used the mouse I have a hard time using my mouse just in PICTURE IT~~ yep Im still Olde School THANKS AGAIN :~} You`ve been fav`or`tized by me :~}..
P.s.Would luv the password for your Metalika DL

scrappyt said...

Oh thank you so much for your generosity friend!