Monday, April 7, 2014

Last Post

I was at the checkout of the grocery store today when I received two emails back to back from Blogger regarding new comments on one of my posts.  They were both from [Anonymous] and I figured they were spam as 99% of [Anonymous] comments are spam.  But it appears that this time [Anonymous] was a disgruntled reader.  He/she commented that she is disappointed that they purchased a license and I no longer post.  He/she then posted to another commenter to save their money because I don’t care to do anything else about this website.  Welllllllll….. it’s so easy to comment anonymously isn’t it? 

The truth is I do care but have moved on to other ventures.  My Etsy shop has really taken off and any spare time I have is spent creating jewelry.  People actually like my jewelry! I also have a full time job, working midnight shift as a police officer.  I also have a husband and three children.  I have a very busy life.  I no longer have time to sit down at the computer for hours on end creating a digital file that thousands of people will download (for free) and a only a handful of people will appreciate. Honestly [Anonymous] I don’t want your $20.  Email me with your PayPal email address and blog/store name.  I’ll be happy to refund your $20 since you have obviously not been able to use any of my hundreds of downloads over the previous 4 years.  A license purchase has never guaranteed or even implied that there will be future downloads available.  EVERYTHING IS FREE TO DOWNLOAD.  You only pay if you want to make money off MY FREE DESIGNS.  I think that $20 is more than fair for the previous freebies I’ve offered.  If you don’t, then don’t buy a license.  It’s. That. Simple.  I haven’t posted here in over a year.  Not because I don’t care. If you purchased a license recently thinking that I would suddenly start giving you more free stuff, well I am sorry but I’m not sure where you got that idea. 

I know that there are many readers out there who do appreciate what I offered in the past.  I still get a random comment on a post thanking me for the freebie.  I want you to know that I really do appreciate those kind comments.  I had some of the most loyal and kind readers and commenters and I miss the interaction with those sweet designers and readers who would take the time to comment and email me.  If I let you down then I am truly sorry. 

I have debated closing the blog.  Many of the links have inexplicably gone bad, although I pay for hosting most of my files. I just don’t have the time to keep up with fixing them.  Not because I don’t care, [Anonymous].  But I’ve decided to keep it up for a little longer to give people the opportunity to download what’s available.  However, I titled this post so that [Anonymous] would have no misgivings that they are entitled to more free files.  This is the last post.  Please do not purchase a license if you think I will post more freebies. I won’t. I’m done.

Thanks to all the wonderful readers over the years, I do miss you and still visit your blogs to see what you are up to.  I haven’t scrapped a page for myself in 3 years but am looking forward to retirement and having the time to do so.  I hope you are all still around when that time comes and we can pick up where we left off. Smile Until then, take care and goodbye…

Sunday, March 3, 2013

CU OK Real Four Leaf Clovers

Here are some real lucky 4 leaf clovers that I scanned and extracted from my supply of clovers I use for my jewelry pieces.  Have fun using them for your St. Patrick’s day kits or layouts!  There are 8 individual .png files without drop shadows.

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Download the 4 leaf clovers HERE (Direct Link)

or HERE (Box)

Monday, October 8, 2012

CU OK Charm Collection

Wow, It’s been so long.  I can’t believe that I haven’t posted here in 5 months!  I appreciate everyone’s kind emails and concerns regarding my well-being.  I am just fine!  I had a crazy summer with several vacations, weekend triathlon races with my son, and my new Etsy Shop, and have neglected the blog.  Now that things have slowed down a little, I will hopefully have some more time to post some freebies.  I have a bunch of ideas and started projects, but just not enough time! 

Today’s freebie is a set of CU OK charms that I have purchased for pendants to sell in my shop.  I photographed and extracted them and thought they would be cute to put word art, photographs, etc. inside them.  String them on a ribbon or hang them from a chain on your layouts?  You all are much more creative than I am.  There are 20 charms and they are easily recolored.  Enjoy!

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Download the CU OK Charm Collection HERE (Direct Link)

or HERE (Box)

Saturday, May 12, 2012

CU OK Pressed Flowers

I purchased these lovely pressed flowers to use in my jewelry pendants that I sell on Etsy and thought that they would also be very pretty for digiscrapping.  So I scanned and extracted them for that very purpose.  Just in time for the Mother’s Day layouts!  I hope you all have a wonderful Mother’s Day!

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Download the CU OK Pressed Flowers HERE (Direct Link)

or HERE (Minus)

Sunday, April 22, 2012

CU OK Vintage Postcard Collage Background Papers

I’m back with another vintage freebie with the postcard theme.  These 5 background papers finish off the postcard/stamp series.  You can desaturate them for a cool overlay or use them as they are.  Perfect for the travel related layouts and kits!  Also, I posted a few more items today on Etsy, some finished resin pendants that I had fun making.  Hit up the widget on the right to take a look!

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Download the CU OK Vintage Postcard Collage Sheets HERE (Direct)

or HERE (Minus)

Friday, April 20, 2012

CU OK Vintage Bicycles and Human Powered Oddities Photoshop Brushes and Image Pack

I have been pouring over some great public domain books I’ve stumbled across on archive.org in search of some vintage “Steampunky” images for my resin jewelry pieces and found a great volume titled “Cycling art, energy and locomotion” by Robert P. Scott.  In it there are a bunch of illustrations of old bicycles and other contraptions from the 1800’s.  I have spent hours extracting, cleaning up, and enhancing the drawings to create a set of brushes for Photoshop/PSE.  They are much larger than the preview, averaging about 1200-2200 px each.  If you guys like these maybe I’ll make more vintage brush sets from some of the other great books I’ve found. 

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Download the CU OK Vintage Bicycle Brushes and .pngs HERE (Direct)

or HERE (Minus)

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Vintage Postcard Backs Set #2

As promised, here are more vintage postcard freebies.  I scanned each of them in and used the beta download of CS6 to clone out all of the writing on the backs.  I am very impressed with CS6 and will surely be buying it when it becomes available.  The content aware features are awesome!  If you haven’t tried it out, you can download the free trial version HERE and play with it.  I really like the darker UI too. 

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Download the CU OK Vintage Postcard Back Set #2 HERE (Direct Link)

or HERE (Minus)