Saturday, June 1, 2013

PSJune13 Pond Life

Well, I'm calling it a wrap on the Pond Life Kit.

I've broken things up into 3 packages, as last time I learned that I can only have a zip file of somewhere just under 20 mg, or it won't virus scan the file for you.  So be sure you get all 3.

Also, I've included the Library Pocket two ways, as two pngs and as a Gimp file.  (This is what was so large.)  If you stack the pngs, with their original sizes, aligning them together you should be able to tuck another item into the pocket.  Just make the top layer
1) the major pocket, then
2) the item you want in the pocket as a middle layer, and
3) the bottom layer is for the smaller higher back of the pocket.

You can see how I tucked a pussy willow branch into the one on the preview.  If you stack the png's in this order, you'll have a shadow cast on the back portion of the pocket and any items that you place inside.  I've left the major shadows off again, so the ones you see are just for the previews.  There are slight slivers of a shadow around the tags, so that I could place the twine through the golden eyelet and show the depth of the twine.  I've tested the tags with shadows going several different ways, so I think you will still be pleased with their look no matter which direction you choose to place your shadows.

Concerning the Gimp file, with the library pocket as layers...but I'm not sure what other programs might read the Gimp file.  But the good news, if you don't have Gimp and want to work in layers, GIMP is free.  If you can't make use of that part, simple delete it, and save your drive space.

There are two slightly different pussy willow branches that I painted.  I hope you enjoy them, I sure had a blast creating them.  Never lived near a pond, but I have always loved pussy willows!

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PSJune13_LPW-Pond Life_Elements


In the second elements packet, I've brought back the swan from my PS April 13 Birds and Bees kit.  So if you didn't get it before those links expired, here's your chance!

Not all the items from the second elements kit are shown.  I've given you a dark and light WORDArt, both with and without the deer, so that things are visible on different backgrounds.  Also all the items in this packet have been scaled down to allow for placement in the preview.  So if you need the larger item you can leave as is, or shrink them for more room on your pages.  The tags are around 4 x 6 in size.

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PSJune13_LPW-Pond Life_Elements

I'm only sharing 2 pages this time around...I don't think I've gotten the hang of creating pages yet for others, as I've not been happy with the ones I've played with for both blog trains.  lol

The two I settled on are full size 12x12 in and both have the pussy willows all along the bottom of your page.

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You can also leave comments for the designers on this thread in the forums.

Also come back the middle of June, as I'm starting to work on a kit for Fibromyalgia Awareness, with Digi Blog Train List.  And yes I know that the National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day was May 12th, but just consider us early for next year!  Even if you don't suffer from FM, or know someone who does, please come back, as I hope to offer items that cross-over to general scrapbooking as well.

Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain condition that can complicate the lives it affects.  My mother, who used to be a nurse, runs a local support group.  I've also got many friends, surprisingly from the medical fields that have this condition as well.  Probably more than 75% of the women I've known over the last 27+ years with the condition have worked somewhere in the medical fields.

I'm also going to attempt to place some helpful links for FM on my other blog, so be sure to check it out soon.

Happy downloading, and come back soon.

NOTE: Sorry, somehow the file default was changed and permission for access was listed wrong.  I've updated the settings and everyone should be able to get at the files now.  If you can't, please let me know, and I'll check things out again.  Worse comes to worse, I'm willing to work with folks until they get them somehow, so please comment if you are still having troubles.


  1. Looks great! I love those pussy willows.

  2. Love your parts but can't get the links to work on any of them. Can you please check? thank you so much for your hard work.

    1. Sorry about that, I'm out most of the day with meetings but will check as soon as I can. Have you tried the directions here?

    2. It doesn't give us that page. Says we need permission.

  3. I haven't a googble webmail and I can't access to your download...

  4. I think you should still be able to download, as last time I had someone test without an account. Have you tried this?

    Sorry tried to make those clickable, but I'm one a device that's not mine and I don't know how... So see if you can highlight and copy and paste the URL... It leads back to an older post here with directions on how to download form the page you should be taken to.

  5. I love them and have a google account but it tells me I do not have permission to access the files and thatI have to send you a request to be allowed to do so. Not sure why. I will check back and try again but they look fabulous - thank you!

  6. Hi Laura. I love the pussywillows. I was told I need permission too so I requested it. I'll look forward to downloading. (Have you tried to give access to anyone with the download link)

  7. I got it! I love pussy-willow. It grows along the riverbanks in Wales where I grew up. Thank you so much.

  8. Thank you so much for all the embellies and paper!

  9. I love the fact that you painted the pussywillows! Thank you so much!

  10. Thanks so much for sharing, also for highlighting Fibromyalgia. Very interesting about you noticing so many medical people with FM; I have this horrible condition and I used to be a nurse until I damaged my back lifting a patient. Very curious how so many medics have FMS. I'll be visiting your blog again soon, thanks again.
    Ali x

  11. Thank you for taking the time to create this mini kit and for sharing it with us. :)

  12. Thank you for the kit. Also thank you for talking about fibro as the more people who understand it makes it easier for those of us who suffer from it.

  13. Thank you, I love pussy willows and these are lovely.