Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Freebie Time!

I had a terrible month last month and just couldn't get into creating a simple lay-out, much less a kit. So this month I think I made up for it. I have lost myself in this kit for almost a solid month now and that was a good thing. I needed something to keep my mind off everything in life I can't control. For me that is the hardest thing. I'm such a control freak and there are just some things in life you have no control over. I keep hearing my Grandma in my head telling me that God would never give me more than I can bear. But damn... he sure pushes it sometimes. *lol* I would probably still be extracting things for this kit if my husband hadn't told me he thought I was "done with this one". *lol* Kim made it so easy for me though!

I couldn't believe it when I took a look at the DSO Colour Challenge for the month and instantly saw my wedding as the inspiration for this kit. Since we just got married in May I still have everything that was leftover after the wedding. I had the husband get the boxes out of the sub-zero attic and I had more inspiration than I knew what to do with. *lol* I've photographed everything. I hate to tell you... but you will never see a feather or lace in one of my kits that was extracted by me. OMG... way too much like work. The "happy couple" in my kit are the base to my guest book pen. I just loved the big poofy feather on the pen. I tried to extract it. I cussed. I walked away. I photographed it on a different colored background. I tried some more. I cussed a lot more. I finally chopped the pen off the people. It felt so good to just erase that whole damn feather. *lmao* I started to not even put my ring bearer's pillow in there. The lace is not perfect. But if you use it on pink or lavender it is fine, so I threw it in there.

Even if you don't need a wedding kit in these colors, there are loads of hearts in this kit. The theme of our wedding was "Two Hearts ~ One Love" so all those hearts make for a perfect Valentines kit as well. I apologize for this preview. It is a mess. Too much stuff to show and not enough room. I didn't even include everything in the preview, so there are lots of surprises in there! I hope you like it!

Two Hearts ~ One Love



Here are a couple of layouts I've gotten done along the way...


Isn't this color scheme perfect for my wedding pictures? I can't wait to go around and collect all the kits from this challenge. Between them, my posting bonus, and Kim's Passion's Blush (that I absolutely had to have)... I have no excuses for not finishing my wedding scrapbook!



Downloads for "Two Hearts ~ One Love"
Elements
Papers

*Note* Since some were having problems downloading the papers and I couldn't recreate the problem, I decided to just re-upload the whole thing. I've split up the paper files more, rezipped them, & uploaded them to 4shared in 3 separate files this time. Hopefully that will solve whatever weirdness was occurring.

*2nd Note* I'm pulling my hair out here. I can not figure out why some people are having problems with the papers. I've seen some layouts done with the kit so I know some people can open them. This is so frustrating for me. I don't know if it is in how I created them or if it is something that happens to them when I zip them together. I'm using the same computer and same program that I did to create the last kit and there weren't any problems with those files. I am simply at a loss as to what is going on. If any of you that are having problems would send me your e-mail address, I'd like to try a couple of "experiments" to see if we can determine if the problem is in the papers themselves or in the zipped file . I am in the middle of creating a new kit and if it is something I did, I'd like to figure it out so I don't do it again. Sorry for all the problems. :-(

58 comments:

  1. Gorgeous kit!!! This month's color swatch is a perfect match and there are tons of romantic kits just waiting for you around the net. Stop by my blog http://crainbows.blogspot.com/ --- this one should work really well with you. Good luck on your Wedding album.
    Hugs,
    Lainey

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  2. Thanks so much for the lovely kit! Your layouts from your wedding are fun to see.

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  3. Thank you - I'm collecting kits for my own wedding this year, and so happy to see all the purple, as that is my color!

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  4. You rock lady! This kit is super sweet, I love it! Thank you for sharing. And you're right, it's perfect for your wedding album!

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  5. What a wonderful kit! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  6. Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 1 post on Jan. 28, 2010. Thanks again.

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  7. Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the CraftCrave DigiFree search engine today (look for timestamp: [28 Jan 02:00pm GMT]).

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  8. absolutely beautiful colors and kit! Thank you!

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  9. wow. This is a very beautiful kit. Such lovely colours. Thanks. Love your layouts
    Sue

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  10. Wow!! Absolutely gorgeous kit. The perfect colours for my daughter's wedding. Thank you so much for sharing this kit with us all.
    Lyn from Australia

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  11. This kit is stunning! I'm excited to get it downloaded and check it out.

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  12. So beautiful. thank you very much.

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  13. Thanks so much for your gorgeous kit. Just love the pages you have made - Hugs - Maggy

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  14. Thanks, so wonderfull. I wish I can have it, but 4shared give no time for downloading. Another like mediafire can help. Godd luck for you. Gabriela

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  15. Sky darlin', you ROCKED this month's CC and I'm glad I caught your post over at DSD and found my way over to your blog!

    I hope to get mine posted this weekend and I've SO missed y'all!

    Congrats on finding your sole mate and I was just a couple of years older than you when finding mine nine years ago March 3rd.

    Your first wedding anniversary is the same day as my oldest sister's birthday, one of our son's wedding anniversary as well as that of my sweetie's baby brother! WOOT! I cannot forget yours ever now! :D

    Thank you for sharing SO generously with ALL of us in Scrapland! MWAH!

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  16. Oh SHOOT! Forgot to tell you how AWESOME your wedding layouts are and what a BEAUTIFUL couple you make!

    I also wanted to let you know that my oldest sister, whose birthday is the same day you married, lives in Minnesota too. She was miserable the first year (she moved from Cali almost 18 years ago) and could not tolerate the cold, but now it's as though she'd lived there all her life! LOL!

    I visited two days after 911 and stayed for three weeks and loved experiencing some Fall weather and foliage there. One of my most vivid memories is walking down the streets and seeing Christmas trees everywhere! ROFL! Yah, you know, Blue Spruces and such, the one's I can never afford to buy! LOL! Beautiful part of our country.

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  17. Gorgeous kit. Thank you so much for sharing your time & talent with us. Kathy

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  18. Thank you so much for this beautiful kit

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  19. wow!! so great kit!!! i love it!
    but i've just downloaded and some papers
    do not open, it is says "error"

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  20. love your kit so much, it is really georgeous but I am unable to down load the papers can you help please?

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  21. Thank you for sharing your Beautiful Work

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  22. chào! Cám ơn it.But kit.Ilove rất dễ thương tôi có thể xem paper1 & paper2? Tôi tải nó 3 lần nhưng nó giống nhau.

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  23. hi!Thank for very cute kit.Ilove it.But I can view paper1 &paper2?I download it 3 times but it same.

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  24. I've downloaded them several times as well using Safari and Firefox and I can't get the papers either. So sad as this is such a lovely kit! :(

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  25. thx so much for solving it! i'll download them and be back if it doesnt work!

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  26. Thanks so much for re-uploading and trying to fix the problem. I downloaded all three paper packs and all the papers in #1 and #3 are still black - same as before. I can only see the same 4 papers in #2 that I could see when I downloaded them originally. So, bottom line, still no papers. :(

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  27. Thanks so much for trying to fix the problem but like bbesshorepied I can still only download 4 papers in #2. I so hope you can get to the bottom of the porblem as it is such an adorable kit and you are so kind to share it with us. Many thanks.

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  28. Hi, Thanks so much for your efforts in trying to get to the bottom of this problem. I thought at first it may have been the computer, XP, so I tried on Windows 7 but still the same. My email is anne1066ba@yahoo.com.au. Don't pull too many hairs out!!!! Hugs Anne

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  29. Hi, Anne again - further to my comment a little while ago I have been able to open the papers in Photoshop 7. The four papers, 9.10,11,12 opened automatically - hope this can shed some light on the problem. Thanks so much and the papers are so lovely, they were worth the hassle. I just noticed your time is about 3am - its about 9pm here. Hugs. Anne

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  30. Hi I love the kit but I am still having problems trying to download it. I can unzip the files, but none of the usual programs can open them. Although most of the pictures are listed as jpg files the probgrams like paint and infraview say they are not supported and are unrecognisable.
    thanks for yoru help
    Margaret

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  31. the paper links for this kit are not working.

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  32. Hi and thank you so much for sharing your work with us all here, thats so nice and from you :-)
    hugs
    Monika

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  33. thx!! the link for the papers is now ok!

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  34. Thank you ever so much for this lovely kit!

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  35. Beautiful kit!! Love it and I love your story about putting it together.
    Joyce

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  36. Sky, what beautiful layouts of your lovely wedding. The kit is gorgeous and guess what...it is perfect for our son's wedding photos. YIPPPEEEE! LOL I am so thrilled.

    I think God must have lead me to your blog today because I can use or relate to every kit you have shared.

    A big THANK YOU and BIG HUGS! All your shares are so appreciated.

    PS. I see that Linda Walton posted, too. She is my dear friend and one of my first internet friends. We started out at 3S on the CT team together in 2004.

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  38. Thank you so much for the beautiful kits.

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  39. Thank you for your very beautiful kit, and your layouts are fabulous. I love these colours.
    Our daughter lived in Austen for a year or so but is now happy to be down south in Arizona. Quite the opposite, lol.

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  40. 2010/10/05
    Hi Sky,

    Thank you so much for the wonderful DigiKit "Two Hearts ~ One Love" I can't wait to use it!

    I have a question though. I always save the "TOU" files in a separate directory for reference, and the "TOU" file that unzipped with your DigiKit is in ".docx" format and I have an older version of Microsoft Office which can only read ".doc" files.

    Do you have a copy of your "TOU" file in ".doc" format?

    Thanks, David

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  41. Hi David,

    Since you didn't leave an email I'm not sure if you will even get this. *lol* I uploaded a copy of my TOU in .doc format for you here:

    http://www.4shared.com/document/5e8VQiWe/Sky_TOU.html

    Sorry about that. I think it is insane that older versions of word can't read files created in the new one. What the heck was Microsoft thinking?

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  42. Thank you so much for your beautiful artwork and generosity.

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  43. I'm sorry but I don't open there kits. The téléchargement is OK but not a zip :-(.... Help me

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  44. The files are "rar" files. You use winrar or numerous other unpacking softwares to open them.

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  45. Thank you very much for fantastic freebies, lovely violet !!! Greetings from Poland !!!

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  46. Thank you so much for sharing!!!

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  47. Beautiful kit!! Thank you so much!

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  48. Thanks, got some wedding photos that will look great in this kit.

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  49. The Kit looks wonderful, but I cannot find the 3 zip files you wrote about. When I click on the papers or element link from above it tells me I have to update my flash video player, and it will not download. Is the file still active?

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