Sunday, May 18, 2008

What I bought with my 20US$ and collabkit freebie

Geplaatst door Melanie op 10:27 PM
WOW sorry about this toooooooooooooo looooooooooooooong post, I was going to post only the LO´s I made with KimB´s grabbag, but by the time I had time to post, I had already some other LO´s to share and a freebie!!! My first kit! June is doing a collab this week by our CT, she´s been having some chats the past few week at ScrappinDigiKreations about creating stuff, I always mess up the timezones, (or forget about it), so I´ve missed all of them, but I did use the links she kindly puts up in the therad afterwards for some great tuts. But first hang in with me, remember this scheme I won 20 US$ with from Bannerwoman at DST?

Well, this is what Bannerwoman made with it, she kindly gave me the links for the kit for free!!!!

And this is what I made with it:
Click here to find this kit Rustic garden.
So I´ve been working a lot with KimB´s stuff, I´m sooooo glad I bought the grabbag, it had GREAT stuff in it!!!! Thanks to Bannerwoman whose contest I won, that 20 $ I won came at the right time, just before Scrapbooking Day!!!! But the very very first thing I ever ever ever bought for scrapbooking was the grabbag by KimB. I was already spotting it, and winning 20 US$ made it so easy to chosse which shop to go to first!!!!!! I wlays love to read here blog, it makes me smile!!!! So I´ve used a couple of quickpages Kim´s CT team made, adjusted them a bit, and made some pages myself. I mostly used some pictures of our trip to Belo Horizonte last year. But the funniest pic I used was this one from my son, almost every week he has a bump on his head, sometimes it makes you even want to stay at home, ´cause people must think "what are they doing with this boy?????" LOL, and seen the fact these bruised are part of his second year of life we had to take a picture of it!!!!!! Almost everything from grabbag, cardarrows were a freebie on her blog a while ago. The blue tape is from J. Bullock, from the Shabby Cottage Collab Kit at (GREAT freebie by the way!)

These pictures are from the area my husbands´family lives in the northeast of brazil, just beautiful, mountains everywhere. The clustered frame, which was a freebie on her blog, made it very easy to make just the right page. The backgroundpaper is a combi of a freebiepaperpack called Going Green, with another freebie paper from Close Knit sampler, flowers from same sampler. The branch was also from Ordinary Day freebie sampler.

I had already started on the piggy-page, but I just couldn´t find anything that gave the feel I was looking for, when I saw this quickpage I knew it was just right!!!! I just added the alpha and birdie from the grabbag. (quickpage:

The parrot-page is also a quickpage, I only recoloured the background to match the birdies green colour, and some elements from the grabbag, the glitter trail is from Bunny Cates. (quickpage:

This page shows me and a mini-egg, I´d never seen such a small egg from a chicken!!!! The quicpage was just perfect! (quickpage created by Elaine)

And than I made these pictures to be made on a teaglass for my grandparents, both my grandmothers and my graddad are having their birthday this month, and something with a picture always workd perfect, and it´s the perfect thing to do as I can order them here in Brazil through the internet so my mom can pick them up in holland and give it to them!!! Elements and paper in alpha are from grabbag. (PS I just saw that if you look closely to my son´s forehead on this pic, there´s a bruise there.....LOL)

Grabbag is no longer available, but check out her blog for some great freebies, and the link to her store:

Next some things I did for some challenge on NSD: First one for technique challenge and grabbag challenge (I forgot to post in the techniquechallenge though....)Be joyful always!!!!!!! That really applies to my son!
credits:Background, flower and frame by Maria La France, grabbag for NSD 2008,
leafborder, paperborder, stars and swirl all by flergs: (mostly from Denim Blue kit)
Be Joyful Always paper strip by Rowena Field from
Bird and paperswirls by Krystal Hartley also from (love freebie)
I also participated int he QP swap, the kit was available for only 1US$!!!!!!!!!!! I had never done a QP challenge before and can´t wait to get the other links, the gallery looks like it has some great pages!!!
kit Patio Gossip by Digital Couture availabe at, CU free clusterframe bu retrodiva
I really really like flergs stuff as well, so second thing I did was go to here shop and buy some of her great glitter and a beautiful kit that /i have not used yet. This page was made for a challnge at the sunshinestudio forum, great place to hang out!!!!! This was also for the scrap outside the box challenge, so I decided to do something totally diferent! To help myself out I made a template first, which will be available on June´s blog. Get the kit here, keep an eye on her blog, the other CT girls have great parts as well, and next week a QP swap with this one, you won´t want to miss that do you?????? The glittery sun and rainbow I made myself, I spent a holw day on this LO..... the sun and rainbow are in the freebiekit as well!!!!!
credits: Kit Bonus from Sunshine Studio by flergs and Franziska " A Day in the garden"
Blue paper: Deacon´s Closet Sampler by Flergs
Glitter: by Flergs (everything available at
Sooooooooooooooooooooooo you´ve made it through the end (or maybe you just scrolled down my blablabla just to get the freebie!) hehehehe. Here´s the preview, the template is NOT included in this download you´ll have to go to June´s blog for that one!!!!
Let me know what you think!!!!!!

12 reacties:

Kim's Scrappin' on May 19, 2008 at 8:55 AM said...

Beautiful layouts Melanie! You could have fooled me about this being your first kit, it is terrific! I love the template as well, I've had fun playing with them.

HarleyGirl said...

beautiful kit, thanks so much for sharing it.

Sheila on May 19, 2008 at 1:08 PM said...

Thanks so much for the beginning of the collab kit. You did a great job!
I'd be very interested in the forum thread at ScrappinDigiKreations that you were talking about having tut links and such. Is this thread open to the public? or just for the CT?
I tried going to the forum there and didn't see the thread.

Anonymous said...

Excellent entry. The LO's are awesome. Brazil sounds so excotic. Lucky you. Thanks for the CT Collab kit freebie. Love it. :)

CactusFreek on May 19, 2008 at 8:05 PM said...

Thanks! This is lovely :o)

Kim B on May 20, 2008 at 4:15 AM said...

WOWZA'a girl!! You have been busy! LOL- those LO's are awesome! LOVE LOVE LOVE them and Oh my sone forever had STITCHES in his head too- he ran into EVERYTHING! He never walked - always ran and I also started getting embarrassed going to the emergancy room for MORE stitches- LOL!
thanks so much for sharing and that kit is just STUNNING!!! WELL DONE

Kim's Scrappin' on May 20, 2008 at 7:03 AM said...

I'm back again Melanie
I have been tagged and chose you as one of my 7 to tag.
Check it out at Kim's Scrappin'

Sharon aka Scrapcat4914 on May 20, 2008 at 10:05 AM said...

FAB LOs!!!!!
TY so very much for your AWESOME portion!!!!!!!!!!

Census (aka Cen aka June.S) on May 22, 2008 at 6:49 AM said...

Hi Mel, youve been tagged. Check out my blog for details!

Tink on May 22, 2008 at 11:59 AM said...

Thank you for your beautiful contribution and the template.

JohannaL on May 23, 2008 at 9:13 AM said...

Absolutely beautiful. I just love that rainbow sun :o)

crlin on May 24, 2008 at 9:05 PM said...

Love this kit! Love the rainbow! Thanks so much!!!

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