Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Pink alpha

I finally decided today that I should post the pink alpha that I made, like weeks ago, and then forgot about. Hopeless huh? So today you get, finally the last alpha for the Classic Baby kit. I do hope you liked my first ever kit. I learned a lot making it! I have been doing lots of scrapping lately, trying out different styles and trying to expand my creativity. It is amazing how many tutorials that are out there when you go looking. Youtube is a really good source for all sorts of CS tutorials. I daresay they have Photoshop elements stuff as well. I watched a half hour tutorial on how to extract wispy hair that just blew me away. It made me realise how basic my extractions are! But at the same time I came across a number of good sites with beautiful actions which are one of my favorite toys. I went looking for the Pioneer Woman's actions, having heard of them, and it turned out that she is the same Pioneer woman that cooks... i tried some of her recipes last year.
Anyway the upshot of it was that her actions are found here. And they have some free downloads which are really worth trying. There is a couple of lovely black and white actions that I was really pleased with. I used one of them to make this page.

This uses one of Vinnie Pearce's artistic overlays, which I also love, and her word art as well... The funny thing was that this photo was taken at the playground and the white bar he is holding is actually a kind of vivid orange which completely discoloured his face. I thought the photo was a throwaway, and was just playing with the action... and it just worked. Funny how that happens sometimes.
So I haven't blogged for a while. It just hasnt been that interesting! Lots of working and sleeping really. I have been following the So you think you can design contest on and we are on the final round now. The kits are all still there if you are looking for some great freebies. There was so much amazing talent there.
Sara of Sweet Blossom Design has been going from strength to strength with a new amazing kit each week, and I have been such a slack bunny because I haven't mentioned them in a while. Her new kit this week is called Magic Happens and it is seriously gorgeous with lots of bling.

available at
And the new June collab kit is also out, this is a very cool kit with a beach theme. Here are the layouts I made with it

Once again availabe at
So that is the update. Hope you like the alpha. That is the end of Classic Baby. I think it is probably time for another couple of templates and then... maybe I will get my next kit out.


  1. Thank you for the freebie!

  2. Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 03 Jun [LA 07:00pm, NY 09:00pm] - 04 Jun [UK 02:00am, OZ 12:00pm] ).

  3. Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Scrapbook Freebies Search List, under the Boy/Prince, Girl/Princess, Babies, Children, Character(s) Theme post on Jun. 04, 2009. Thanks again.

  4. thanks for this lovely pink alpha tags and these cute matching little bows. Love it.
    It's great what you came up with as your first kit, you realy have talent!

  5. Hi Mikelinz,

    Today I was sorting my digital kits and I realized I don't have this cute alpha. I do have the rest of your kit. Can you please send me the link for this alpha?
    My e-mail is:

    Love from Holland, Claudia