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Sing with Me Your ABC’s!

29 Aug

Indulge me please, and see this video to the end… the last part is exactly how I felt when I finished wrapping up this freebie in a zipped package for you! (Gotta love that YEAH at the end!) 😀

Play With Me Chipboard Alpha{Click for larger view} Here’s the last of the Play With Me Kit… a slightly grungy chipboard alphabet. It includes numbers and the basic punctuation marks (sorry, there’s no question mark… the font didn’t have one 😯 ). I just added drop shadows on the preview, but it comes without drop shadows to give you more flexibility. Every letter and punctuation mark is evenly sized at 300 ppi, as usual. You’ll have to forgive me for putting the files on png sheets… I wanted to get this to you as quickly as possible; separating the letters in a file each would’ve taken me longer than the ABC song sung a hundred times 😀 You can use the marquee tools or the lasso tool to select each letter you want to use, control-c, on your layout control-v, and voila! (But of course, you knew that already 😉 ) Special thanks to atomic cupcake!

Do pass by tomorrow because I’m going to put up some masterpieces done by my dearest playmates at Jessica’s playground, so you can oooh and aaah along with me over their layouts done with some of my freebies. I wish I could accurately express how honored I feel when I see their layouts. It’s awesome. They’re awesome. Seriously. So stay tuned for that! Woohoo!

I’m feeling a bit sad that this kit is coming to an end, but I’m very excited to begin a new freebie set! I hope you’ll still want more of my freebies, and do drop by to snag them when they’re up! I’m falling a little behind in my digi-scrapping (and I so need that creative release) plus I have some other creative commitments to attend to, so I may not be posting freebies everyday… or I may… who knows? I love creating so I don’t think I could resist… LOL! If you’re a regular at Jessica’s playground, then you’ll surely hear when a freebie’s up–just look for the Laundry Piles (wink, wink!) on the General Forum board!

Alright… need to go back to my moderating duties on the playground (I love the girls who’ve joined our family! They’re such a creative, energetic, enthusiastic bunch!).

Please don’t forget to leave some love in my blog (4shared is fine too, although when the freebie has to be taken down, the comments go with it 😦 … and I would so love to be able to read your comments again and again. :D)

Here’s the link; download HERE! The zip password is letterrific (that’s a double t and a double r!) Have fun and I hope you enjoy using this!

ETA: Sorry, link has been removed.

PS. I created another lower-case alpha using the swirly-patterned paper that I made for the preview… do you think I should put it up on a link for you to download too? I hesitated because I was afraid you might scream “enough with the alphas already!!!” 😀 Do let me know if you want it and I’ll upload it for you. It’s not grungy… it’s cleaner and swirlier (does that word even exist?) 😀

It’s really not a big deal, but…

29 Aug

it’s a nice gesture nevertheless. Leaving comments, that is.

When I download freebies (who doesn’t love freebies? Everyone does! :D), I would sometimes see rants from designers on their blogs about people downloading their freebies “without bothering to say thank you or leave a comment.” Now that I’ve started making my own stuff to give away (and I love doing so!), I get more than ever what they’re saying. It’s funny when you see so many downloads and only 1 comment… I say funny because, personally, I really don’t take it against those who download without leaving comments. It’s honor enough for me to know that someone wants something I created. I really mean that.

But I can understand how some can feel a little sad when they don’t get comments. It’s like you work the entire night to make a wonderful handmade gift for your friend, and then when you hand it to them, they take it and don’t say thank you. None of us would do that now, would we? So why would some do it in cyberspace–maybe because it’s easier when anonymously receiving? Honestly, I don’t know.

But let me tell you, it’s really a great thing to get comments, you know? It drives the spirit, it sparks the creative juices, it makes one feel appreciated. And that, to me, is worth soooo much more than any amount of $$ one can get by selling their creations.

So I’m taking this time to thank you, my darling, wonderful friends, for the trouble you’ve taken to leave comments, here or on the 4shared download sites: Janie, Jana, Joan, Deb, Annie, Stacy, Kathy, Nancy, Dawn, Tina, Connie, Mer, the wonderful Connie of digiscrapinfo, cindyj, and my favorite divine-digi-goddess Jessica, and everyone else who left their comments on the MB of our playground… and I’m not just talking about the download comments here. When I read your heartfelt messages, it’s like receiving double the honor: your visit to my blog, and your sharing of yourself. Wow, how do I put into words how absolutely precious that is? You do me proud, girlfriends. Your comments are the vitamins of both my soul and my creative muse. I can never say thank you enough to you; nope, words will never come close to the gratitude and affection I have for you. (And mind you, it’s not because of the comments. In fact, the comments just reinforce that I have the best-est friends in the entire world!)

So I just wanted to give you a million hugs… for everything that you are. 🙂 You seriously rock, girlfriends!

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