Wednesday, September 24, 2008

FREE Mini Kit

Here's this week's newsletter/blog freebie Diamonds and Dust, which is denim and bling! Don't miss the SAS Newsletter with the first download which is the papers. This weeks newsletter will give you the updates on all of the goings on at the exciting SAS-y Birthday Bash.

Click on the preview to download the elements. ENJOY!


Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Free Mini Kit

Well it's Wednesday and time for another newsletter/blog freebie! I didn't want summer to end this week so here you have -

folder-preview One Last Bit of Greenery.
Get download #1 in the SAS NEWSLETTER there are 49 freebies in the newsletter - so don't miss it
Download #2 is HERE
As always please no hot linking or direct sharing - there's enough for everyone who visits the blog! Let me see those layouts!

The new SAS mega is out with a Halloween theme - see the previews and download a free sample HERE

Sharing a comment

I got this comment on 4 shared from someone calling herself "M" and I loved it and wanted to share it with you.

"Thanks! I especially love water lilies because they are part of my Chinese name. My dad picked it because he thought it was amazing that such a beautiful, white flower could flourish amid swampy waters and hoped that his daughter would likewise flourish and always stay true to her values despite negative pressure she might find around her to not do what is right."

It's so true, when I kayak to the weediest, swampiest part of our lake, that's where the water lilies are the prettiest and actually where the original photos for these papers were taken.

Here's a layout d'jean posted in the SAS Layout design challenge week #2 gallery using another of the papers from day #9
Luxembourg2004-Sm-gds-0908 Isn't this gorgeous?

Are you missing out by not downloading this kit? It's not too late to start - there will be downloads available every day for the rest of the month. HERE

While you're there, don't forget the 25% off sale going on in my store all month long.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Did you miss Day 9?

Kel told me she missed day 9 of the SAS Download a Day. That was the file that contained the water lilly papers (one shown in my layout below) that I made the flower cluster to go with. Kel, (or anyone else) if you email me at I'll send you the zip. Just put day9 in the subject. I'd hate you to have a little lonely flower cluster and no background paper to go with it!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Free Add-on for Download a Day

First of all I'd like to thank you for your wonderful comments, both here and on 4 shared - I know you've heard it from designers before, but it does make our day!

I have a little something for you today - it's an add on to my part of the SAS Download a Day (DAD). My 4th download which I believe was day 9 of the DAD was made with photos I took of Waterlillies out on the lake. I loved the papers, but when it came to extracting flowers from my photos I wasn't happy with the results. I was disappointed because to me that part of the kit really needed those flowers. I got a couple of singles, but was unable to get a cluster without losing too much detail. Finally yesterday I found some pix that were "legal" for me to use and I got the extraction. Hope you like it. The format is png and there's also a single bud for you. I put together a quick layout with a family photo also taken that same day so you could see what it looks like.


I left it a little larger than I normally would so you could see it.
HERE is the download for the waterlilly cluster and bud.
The DAD is now up to day 12 - so get in there and get this whole wonderful kit. Now available in the
SAS Store under SAS gifts.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

To Sharon

Sharon from Texas left me a comment and said she was having trouble unzipping download #1. I tested it and I had no problem. Anyone else having problems?

Sharon (and anyone else having a problem) email me at and I'll email you the zip file - it's 2 background papers. I can also compress it more if they're too big and that's what's giving you the problem. You might want to consider whether or not you plan to print them and the quality of the printer.

The other 3 parts of this kit are still available in previous posts, so if you didn't grab them before don't miss them!

Free Mini Kit part 4

Here's part 4 of my newsletter/blog freebie Summer Sunset mini kit. This is the final part of this kit. I went a little more muted this week as we're getting closer to real fall weather and photos and also Summer Sunset could mean the Sunset of Summer lol.
preview part 4

I sort of picked up on the SAS party theme and gave you sequins, bling ribbon and wine to keep the festive spirit going!

You really won't want to miss the SAS Newsletter this week. It's got the scoop on all of the big Birthday Bash happenings - you're not too late to join the party, but don't wait too long and miss all the fun. The first part of this weeks mini is in there. Here's the blog portion of the freebie.
Download #1 is HERE
Download #2 is HERE

Starting next week I'll be making different page kits each week with a different palette and theme. So much to cover this time of year, Fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving - is there something you're looking for? Let me know because it will vary week to week.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Free Quickpage!

Here's another free quickpage made with the SAS Download a Day kit - this includes day 5. If you haven't gotten over there to download yet, hurry before you miss any of it. Julie moved it to another server so that it's much faster now. Day 8 has now been added and you can get all of it HERE. After day 8 all links will be posted in the store and available for 3 days.

Here's my layout:ava_butterfly-giggles

And here's the quickpage in png format for you:


Thursday, September 4, 2008

New Links for Download a Day

There have been so many people taking part in the Birthday Bash at SAS that they had to move the Download a Day to another server.

HERE is the post with the new links for days 1-5. If you still have trouble getting your download, please let either me or the SAS admin team know.

Free Quickpage

I made you a free quickpage out of the Download a day for day 3 - the plaid paper on the frames is from day 2. All items in this layout were designed by Skrapper Digitals (Sherah Kraan). All of the downloads so far are still up because the traffic generated from the Birthday Bash has slowed the site down somewhat. They will all be up for the week, so don't miss any of the huge, beautiful mega kit.

Here's your quickpage  I hope you enjoy it!


Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Free mini-kit Part 3 Summer Sunset

It's Wednesday and that means the release of a new SAS newsletter and a new piece of the Mini-kit for you! Download #1 is in the Newsletter and HERE is download #2.
Here's a preview of part 3.

brendamascari_SummerSunsetpart3 There is so much fun going on at SAS, I can barely keep up with it all!
We have new challenges, a template exchange, a designer contest, a layout contest.
Head on over to the SAS-y Birthday Bash forum and see what looks like fun to you.

Don't forget to get todays Download A Day #3. This huge kit contains 137 papers and 183 elements in a beautifully coordinated color palette (see previews in previous post). When you put together a layout with this kit, don't forget to post it in the special DAD gallery.
Whatever you choose to do, remember it's a party and the main objective is to HAVE FUN!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Don't forget the SALES at SAS

You don't want to miss these store wide savings - this is the perfect time to build your stash for holiday gift scrapping!

And Candee has a beautiful free kit for you!

CanDesigns-Annive coupon

Get today's Day 2 Download a Day HERE ( if we're still on day 1, check back - we're just giving everyone a chance to get day 1 downloaded). Check out the layouts already made with Day 1 in the gallery

Don't forget the fun and games in the special Birthday Bash forum we also have our regular monthly challenges going with coordinating posting bonuses. In my elements challenge you must use two different shaped leaves - not done scrapping those spring or summer layouts yet? No worries, they don't have to be autumn leaves - just two different shapes.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Happy SAS-y Birthday!

Well, it's here! The big happenings are going on - what are you doing here reading my blog - grab a fork and get over there and join the party! What? Can't find your party dress or your dancing shoes - don't worry - we've got those for you too! Check it out
Download A Day starts today - as in right now- as in right HERE. Don't forget to put your layouts in the gallery!