Oh my, oh me, oh why?

It’s been a crazy couple of days for me. But a happy crazy couple of days… spent in a total shopping frenzy. Did you get a load of all the sales at all the fab digi shoppes??? My biggest problem was not what to get, but what to remove from my shopping cart! 😆

You know how it is: you begin by swearing you’re just going to have a look around… And then you see a kit here, an element pack there, and you say hmmm… now that would be nice to have so you log in to your account, still swearing you’re just going to put it on your wishlist, just in case, you know, you never know… 😉

Pretty soon your wishlist is getting longer and longer and then you think geez, really, this 25/30/40/50% off is such a sweet deal, how could I say no? And it IS Thanksgiving/Black Friday… and the next time this is going to come around will be next year, so how bad could it be if I just spend a FEW dollars just this once?

Problem is, this process goes on for the five or six sites you have open on several windows on your compy.

And in the end your credit card is groaning. From the instant weight-loss it just experienced. In terms of gold.


So come on, out with it, what did you buy, where, and how big a damage did you do to your credit card? A dent? A bump? Or a bang of the huge insurance-claim size?


Here’s the perfect balm for those riddled with shoppers’ guilt: A FREEBIE! 😛

This is the last set (sniff! this has been fun, my friendly toof fairy) in the Toof Fairy Kit. And because it’s the curtain call, I decided to let it go with a bang! Here’s what you’re getting:

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LivEdesigns Toof Fairy Set 4 Preview

Ahem. By now you can probably tell that I am partial to blues. hehehe.

There’s a lowercase toof alpha here (I’ve included an enlarged letter O so you can see the tooth detail… I like that you can make it not too obvious by downsizing the letters or make it stand out by upsizing… depending on the effect you want), and I totally love that it looks like my sons’ gel toothpaste. 😆

This also comes with a grungy solid blue paper (a bit lighter than the last one I sent out) and a blue version of the toof patterned paper. There’s also a journaling tag with lines.

And for those who really want to get into the toofy mood, I’ve included a psd file for the photo mask and stitches that you see in the preview (thanks to Zela of stock.xnchg for the photo of the fairy). Don’t forget to put your toofless child’s photo in the layer between the stitches and the mask, and then do a CTRL-G (or a Ctrl-Alt-G for full version Photoshop or … is it Command-G for macheads?)  to let your photo take on the shape of the mask. It works best with portrait-oriented photos, wher eyou don’t care much that the bottom part is split into two. (I can safely recommend that closeups are not used with this, as there will be part of a nose or mouth that will go missing… :D)

Download the last set in the Toof Fairy Kit. Zip password is bluetooftechnology (hehe, couldn’t resist that! 🙂 )

ETA: Sorry, download link is no longer available.

I hope you enjoyed this kit as much as I enjoyed playing around with it! And do feel most welcome to send me links to the layouts you’ve made with these freebs… so that I can put your masterpieces up on my blog! Love to hang wonderful work on the walls of my blog, you know! 😉

Now I’m off to work on new freebie kits for you!!!

PS. Thank you to all my maclovah friends who have written comments recommending mac. I’ll have you know I’m tempted, tempted, tempted. 😆

Another PS. Thank you to those who leave multiple thank you’s to make up for those who don’t. 😉 You are so sweet. I totally appreciate the kind gesture and the effort and the time you take. Makes the creating process much sweeter.



You know your kids aren’t kids anymore

when they start asking permission to leave at night and you have to give them a curfew to make sure they come back before it’s light outside. Boohoo. I have two boys growing up! Two weeks ago they went to the concert of Beyonce with their cousins and had a grand time. Last night they went to another cousin’s house and spent the evening playing and “hanging out.”

Gosh, makes me wonder… what did we do to hang out when we were their age? ( Geez, seems like so long ago) Oh, now I remember: I used to “hang out” with my favorite cousin, and we’d read books, occasionally dipping into cookies and sipping on milk… I seriously doubt, though, that that’s what my boys are doing 😆

Half of me is amused and proud to see them growing into fine boys (who, by the way, do not object to and actually do follow the curfews I set–what can I say, God is so kind to me); the other half of me wants to say “hey, no, don’t grow up too fast; stay and pull on my apron strings a bit longer.” But of course, I let them go. They are boys. I’ve always known the day would come when they would pack their bags and venture out on their own. But show me a mother who doesn’t feel the tug on her heart when that happens and I’ll give you roundtrip tickets to the moon and back. 😀

So those of you with children who still have temporary teeth falling, rejoice!!! You’ve got a couple of good years to go before they start “hanging out” literally out of the bounds of the yard and the home. 🙂 And you just might find some use for the freebs in this kit! 😆

Here’s what’s in Set 3 of the Toof Fairy kit: 3 papers, tamer and less grungified this time (except maybe for the yellow one which I call sweettoof :D) . There’s a yellow brush-striped one and a blue textured paper with green stitches. I think the solid yellow and the blue-stitched one will be useful for those who aren’t visited by the tooffairy anymore 😉

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LivEdesigns Toof Fairy Set 3 Preview

There’s a silver commemorative tooth plate; a transparent tooth-shaped thingie which you can use for anything (maybe put a title underneath it? Maybe use it as a frame?) And then there’s a stenciled tooth and a chalk-y tooth: if you layer them on top of each other, they work quite nicely. But in the download I kept them separate in case you would want to use the stencil on the darker papers and the chalk-y one on the lighter papers… or for whatever you want to use them for.

Download Set 3 of the ToofFairy Kit. Zip password is toofsieroll 😆

ETA: Sorry, download link is no longer available.

Tomorrow I’ll be back with the FINAL set in the Toof Fairy kit, and then we move on to new freebie kits! Woohoo!!! I’m so excited! Hope you are too!

Thank you for the love you leave!