Sunday, December 13, 2009

Free Download a day - 12 days of Christmas


Digi Scraps Drive In

You do need to register in the forums and don't forget the coupon code.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Free Christmas Goodies - The Holiday Train is Huge!

The list of designers taking part in this train is growing by the minute! I've seen the previews and believe me there's lots of gifts for you on this train.
So grab a cup of hot chocolate and a candy cane and get into the holiday spirit as you download away.

My kit is a full kit with 31 papers, 46 elements, 21 word art elements, and a full alpha. Papers are 12X12/300dpi with elements sized accordingly. This year I dedicated the kit to crafters and all of those handmade gifts you'll be giving or receiving. Wether you're baking, knitting sewing, making ornaments - there's something in here for you to scrap those memories of your loving work.

I made several of the elements after I created the preview, so there are lots of previews here. The previews don't necessarily match the downloads as to what's in each one. I tried to break them up pretty evenly but WARNING these files are large. If you have a problem downloading please let me know and I'll find a way to get them to you.  HAVE FUN!

Some elements not shown in the original preview:
Here's a better look at the papers:
Have Yourself a Crafty Little Christmas downloads:
Elements 1
Elements 2
Papers 1
Papers 2

Now head on out, you've got a lot of territory to cover!

Myst Scraps and Seasons
Nette's Nightowl Works
Twinky Dezines
Queen Brat Design
Desert Bloom Designs
Barking Penguin Scraps
Gothic Inspirations
Mimi's Creationz
S G Rowe Designs
Cay'sCreation Designs
Michelle's angels
Fearless Angels
Debee Dezines
Rose Made Designs
Karen Wallace Designs
Patty Wraps
Alika's Scraps
Pimp Your Scrapbook
Pimp My Tags With Scraps
Pimp Your Tags
Dark Sisters Designs
Dark Pheonix Quiet Corner
Saphira's World
Charlie Online
Addicted 2 Scrapz
Polkadot Scraps
Blueridge Meadows
Black Cherry Scraps
Humbug Graphics
Digital Blueprint
Tootypup Scraps
Sacred Creations
Millstream Cottage <you are here>
jbs 2 designs
Graphics by Pokadot
Created by Jill
Dite's Haven
Angel's Digiscrap
Stacey's Designs
Designs by Snackpackgu
Lady Anne's Scraps
Country Hollow Creations
Sticky Kisses Designs
Graphics by Liz
Designs by Kelly
Creationz by Jo
Dazzling Scraps
Heaven's Designz
Hippie Daze Scrappin Stuff
Creations by G
Chili Designzz
Jo's Dzigns
Shal's World
I Don't Give a Scrap
Maureen Watling Designs
Wench Designs

Monday, November 23, 2009

The Holiday Train is Coming Through!


The designers who brought you the ghost train on Halloween are bring you a great Christmas blog train. I've just seen more than 20 beautiful previews (update there are now 44 and climbing- they are all beautiful!) Click on the red and green blinkie for the train on the top right under my header for the slideshow of all the previews and a list of participating designers.

My kit is a full sized kit dedicated to all Christmas Crafting. Whether you're baking, knitting, sewing, making ornaments for the tree, gingerbread houses or cookies for Santa this kit is perfect for showing off the hand made gifts you've given or received. I have 30 papers both solids and collage style and lots of elements and word art. There's also a full alpha for you.

Be sure to come back on December 1st and hop on the train!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Free Mini Kit

I loved the colors for the color challenge at Digi Scraps Drive In this month. Muted and soft. Here's a mini kit I did to go with the swatch called "Serenity"

Download HERE

Friday, November 6, 2009

2 Free Quick pages

Digi Scrap Drive in is releasing their new Collab kit Naturally Yours in the store November 15th. Gorgeous fall colors and textures for all of your fall and holiday layouts. Get the kit free by participating in the scavenger hunt.

To celebrate iNSD we're having a QP blog hop and that's only the beginning.
Here's my QP's for you to grab
Download HERE
Don't miss the rest of the fun! Click on image to go to the Drive In right now to find out how you can win the whole kit FREE!

Also they are having a designer call - here's the details

Here's the links to the rest of the goodies - hurry up and catch the train, it disappears Sunday night:
Brenda <You Are Here>

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Free Thanksgiving Kit - The Goodie Train is Here!

Here's my part of the wonderful Thanksgiving theme goodie train - a great place to start collecting your Thanksgiving layout stash. Download my part and then click on anyone's link to follow the train and collect your goodies - we all used the same color palette, so you'll have a mega  kit when you're done! My part is full size 12X12 pages with elements sized accordingly.

Download elements HERE

Here's a preview of the papers so you can get a better look. In  2 downloads
Papers 1 HERE
Papers 2 HERE

Leave me a quick comment and go on and grab your other goodies!

Cora-Pimp Your Tags
Polka Dot Scraps
Rachel's Expressionz
Maggie Vail
Candy Coated Scraps
Alika's Scraps
Sacred Creations
Graphics by Polkadot
Wilma 4 Ever
Digital Blueprint
Life With Shal
Digital Creations from Millstream Cottage <you are here>
Charlie Online
Jens' Sweet Temptations

Friday, October 30, 2009

Free Mini kit

Here's a little mini kit I did for the color challenge over at Digi Scraps Drive In - if you haven't checked it out, you should hop on over - cute new store for sure


Download HERE
Don't forget to come back on the 1st for the Thanksgiving kit.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Goodie Train is Coming!

goodietrainblinkin8 You won't want to miss this one - Starting November 1st I will be one of many participants in the goodie blog train. So come on back and grab the Thanksgiving kit entitled "An Attitude  of Gratitude". It's a full kit based on fall colors and there are also many other designers taking part with freebies for you to snag - so see you then!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Free alpha and masks

Well I finally got the two things I really wanted to add on to my Ghost Train Freebie done. There's an alpha and two photo masks. My original part of the train is two posts down.

The upper case all have a Halloween graphic on them and then there's a matching plain lower case for you to mix and match as your imagination dictates!

I love making photo masks and these were fun because my favorites are always grungy and Halloween seemed like the perfect fit for lots of grunge and fun stuff. I've shown you examples of them with photos clipped to them - my grandsons with great face painting one done at Disney World and the other done at a down town street fair - can you tell which is which??? If I didn't know I sure wouldn't be able to tell - the lady we had down town was awesome!

I've been experimenting with shadows lately and I really wanted to do something fun and funky with this alpha - I have a program which puts shadows on a separate layer, so it allows me to do a lot. I didn't do it because I was taught not to leave external shadows on elements, but I wanted to ask you - do you really hate it when designers create elements with shadows?

Download add on HERE keep going down to get my full part of the train.


Friday, October 2, 2009

Don't miss the train

What a great line up of designers for the Ghost train! Thanks so much to those of you who have left comments, when you design freebies it pretty much makes your day! My part is in the post just below this one. I just wanted to let those of you who have been downloading my Make A Scene pages that there are a couple in the Halloween Kit too. Here's my favorite. I thought of it as "Halloween is over - or is it?" With our little Will putting his costume away and a lot still going on outside his window and in his room. You can personalize the little name plate on the wardrobe. Everything else is already in the scene. Just extract your little (or big) one and pop them into the scene.


I also wanted to let you know that if you are still looking for more Halloween stuff and are willing to go into my archives I still have last years Halloween freebie up but it doesn't match the Ghost Train color swatch. You can get that one HERE

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Freebies Galore - The Ghost Train is HERE

Here's my contribution to the enormous and wonderful Halloween Ghost Train. I did two previews because after I finished my first one I just couldn't stop! The third preview is the papers only to give you a better look. These are all full size papers (12X12 300dpi) with elements sized accordingly.

The name of the kit is "You'd Better Go in Disguise" playing on the Teddy Bear picnic song - hope you have as much fun scrapping with it as I did making it!

I'm working on an alpha, so stop back some time and if it's your first time here, there's lots of freebies to grab - after your other stops on the train of course - links for train are below previews - wait until you see this line up of designers!!!!!


previewpart-2-preview papers-only
<YOU ARE HERE > Digital Creations from Millstream Cottage <YOU ARE HERE >

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Freebies galore are on their way!

This is, without a doubt, the LARGEST freebie train in history!

Over 100 spectacular designers have come together to offer you

the BEST Halloween free kits, CU items, Brag Books, and more!

There is sure to be something for everyone! Rather it's for traditional scrapbooking, designing or tagging!

So sit, stay a spell and get your snagging fingers ready!!

October 1st is the take off date!

Check out the slide show -

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Ghost train is coming through October 1st!


Make sure you come back on October 1st and hop on the blog train for all the gorgeous free goodies - I've seen the previews and the list of designers is phenomenal!

I haven't done a train for a long time, but Halloween is my favorite time of year to design, it's just so much fun and you can get so creative! This is going to be a huge train with tons of free goodies- SO DON'T MISS IT!

Come back and find out what's in our Halloween closet!


Monday, September 14, 2009

Free Make a Scene fun page kit

I've had the most fun of all doing this one. Luckily  little Will had the perfect photos for me to use in the previews - Halloween he was a dragon (fall scene) and then of course there's St. Patrick's Day with the funny hat (spring scene)!

All of the elements are separate and there are some as clusters like the leaves on the tree and the flower bed, but then you have separate leaves and flowers so you can get as creative as you like. There's wings, hummingbirds, dragons, fairies and everything you need to make your fantasy layout your own. Hope you have as much fun with this as I did.

Everything in this page kit is personal use only and please no direct sharing or hotlinking.

Download In Daze of Old HERE

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Free Make a Scene page kits - 2 more

Okay I promise I'll stop after these two - well I have one more I'll be posting before the weekend that I'm almost done with. These are just too much fun to work on! I'll  get back to the flowers, I swear lol.

This week we have a girls "parlor" that started out to be a little girls bedroom, but ended up a parlor somehow. If you put a photo in the mirror just use soft light if you want it to come out like a subtle reflection, just remember to also flip it horizontally.

download Rosey Daze HERE

With G'nite Cowpoke you have a little boys bedroom at night with a western theme. You even get the bandana for your little bandit.

Download G'nite Cowpoke HERE

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Free Make a Scene Page Kits

I know I promised you some flower freebies and they are in the works, but I got side tracked on this past rainy weekend working on two things I really need practice on - perspective and extraction. You get the results of my practice as freebies! Boy was this fun to do! I hope you have fun with them too.

Here's the first two, Beach Daze and School Daze. I'm working on more scenes - I have both girls and boys bedrooms started and hope to finish them up soon along with the CU flowers.

Some of the elements are separate and the idea is to play with it and create your own scene. If you need more beach elements look below and download Soft Summer if you haven't already, these may need to be resized more than the ones I've included with the pages, but it will give you more creative options.

These are personal use only and please no direct sharing or hotlinking. Thanks.


Beach Daze HERE
School Daze HERE

Sunday, August 23, 2009


I had to drop the kit I was working on to take part in the August CC over at DSO because the colors were so gorgeous! They reminded me of soft watercolors with a summery feel. Soft Summer is 8 watercolor papers and 23 summery elements. The acrylic sailboat frame has a separate photo mat to make it easy to use. Separate downloads for the elements and papers so you can take what you'd like. I'm also going to come back with the water lily in it's original colors as an individual download which will be okay for CU and PU as it's extracted from a photo of mine that I used for a layout.






Thursday, August 13, 2009

The tables have turned

Diana (aka: amberpony Creates) was a wonderful addition to my CT when I was designing for Stone Accents Studio. Now the tables have turned and she's got an adorable kit called Country Girl on sale in the store and I've done a couple of layouts with it to show how great it is. The tranquil colors were taken from a photo of her meadow in spring and the kit is very versatile for year round and all types of layouts. Get the kit HERE then go to HER BLOG to pick up some free extras!

The first layout is my grandson and his new bride and the second is my middle son back in 1996 when he was in the Navy.



Friday, July 17, 2009

Free Mini Page Kit

I started this kit quite a long time ago and I finally had the time to finish it and get it out to you. It's sort of a DIY quick page kit. Each of the 4 backgrounds has a matching layered frame and border, you can choose whether to use one, both or just the paper. There are also matching extras with each kit such as tags, brads and some elements - I've also included eyelets and strings for the tags should you choose to use them. Have fun with these and as always please no direct sharing. Personal Use Only.



Download HERE

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Free Mini Kit for Independence Day


This month's color challenge at DSO with Kim B had two swatch choices I chose swatch #1 because I wanted to do some things for scrapping Independence Day photos. This is an Independence Day kit with a twist - some colorful summery papers too! This is a mini kit with 12 papers and 25 elements. The photo mask has 2 layers and there's a separate alpha - enjoy!

Summer Sparklers Papers HERE
Summer Sparklers Elements HERE
Summer Sparklers Alpha HERE

Here's a better peek at the papers:



Monday, June 22, 2009

Free Kit for Father's Day

Well, as before, I'm a little late, but I have a Father's day kit here for you that I hope you'll enjoy and it's versatile enough to use for any male oriented layout throughout the year. There's some collage papers, stripes and wood and leather look along with a shirt/tie motif and a button down page.

Male Call
full preview set messy paper stack copy

Download Male Call Papers HERE
Download Male Call Elements HERE

Download Male Call Alpha HERE

Thursday, May 28, 2009


First of all I want to thank you for all of the wonderful comments on this kit - that's what keeps designers going and right now I need inspiration to sit inside at the computer - strong case of spring fever :)

I wanted to correct a couple of things about this kit - most importantly I somehow did not credit Cindy Wetmiller (Wetfish Designs) in my TOU. I used some of her new overlays, which I love, to make the background papers.

I also left out of the preview the layered bark with branches journaling piece - it's the one you see at the top of the blog used as a header - that's in this kit also.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Free Kit - Flora and Fauna

Well I have to tell you that Kim B really challenged me this month with her color challenge. It took me all month to get this kit done. Not sure why I picked this theme - I  don't think  I've ever really seen a blue bug, but that's the great thing about digi-scrap, we get to use our imagination, right?

Separate preview for the papers so you can see them.
There's 16 papers and 33 elements.

For those of you new to my blog, I have a new kit about every two weeks.
Please send your friends here to download and don't share yours with them.

Download the papers HERE


Download the elements HERE

Monday, May 11, 2009

Free Full Mother's Day Kit

bam_mother_nature_laughs_elements_jeweledborder Here it is finally! What's the saying about a day late and a dollar short. Well, I'm a day late, but hopefully not short - I actually could have kept going on this kit, but time to move on to the next project! I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day!

I've given you 4 separate files here again so you can pick and choose what you want to download. I have the floral papers and the solids separated and the wordart and the other elements. The one ragged floral (roses) is in with the solids due to the size of the file (png).

If you're new to scrapping and these papers overwhelm you, just use a frame and some word art and you're done! Sometimes with papers of this type less is more so that your photos don't get lost in the layout.

I tried to give you a solid in enough colors so that you could do 2 papers if you wanted to with any of the florals. Enjoy!

Here's the kit with download links:



Monday, April 27, 2009

Free CC Kit

Well, as always Kim B has come up with another inspirational color palette. The colors reminded me of a sunset. Put that together with the photos I have from my nephew who has gorgeous photos from recent dives and my neice who just took an interest in landscape photography and you have my inspiration for Water Sky. Hope you enjoy it!

If you like this type of background please come back soon because I'm working on a mother's day kit with a similar technique with floral photos. It may take me a couple of weeks to finish it because the weathers too beautiful to stay indoors lol.


Papers HERE

water_sky_papers preview


Elements HERE 

Friday, April 17, 2009

Thank You - you make my day!

brendamascari_thebunnyhood_pomchick I just needed to take a minute to thank each of you that leaves a comment either on the blog or 4shared - some of you even take the time to do both and some of you ALWAYS leave a comment - please don't think I don't notice - not only do I notice, but it makes my day and makes all of the work worth it! You know who you are and YOU CHICKS ROCK!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Freebies X4

This finishes off the Bunny Hood Kit, hope you've enjoyed it! I noticed that the downloads went way down after Easter, so I really tried to keep with the theme of the kit, but still make most elements usable for spring layouts as well.
If you didn't get the rest of the kit, it's still available here, just keep scrolling and downloading.
I made the rest in 4 separate downloads so that you could take only the parts you wanted.

There's 26 more elements HERE 
A bracked mat with cute bunnies, some frames, a chick as promised, charms, flowers, brads, buttons and an arrow. 
Alpha #1 is HERE it's green grunge and plain lower case letters are included.

Alpha #2 is HERE it's basket weave and plain lower case letters are included. Yes, Caps are the same as Alpha #1 
Last, but not least is the word art  HERE - 9 different phrases for you to have fun with. Now all I need to do is come up with an idea for the next kit.