Oh Boy.

I’m almost sad to see the end of this kit 😥

This is the last set in the Boy Oh Boy kit, and it has 6 papers: 3 more solid and 3 patterned papers, all grungified, all coordinating with the first three sets of papers, elements and alphas. Hope you like this last offering!

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LivEdesigns BoyOhBoy Set4 Preview

Download Boy Oh Boy Set 4. Zip password is cooldude

ETA: Sorry, download link is no longer available.

I should be working tonight on the next freebie… so do come and visit soon! I’ll be working on a mini kit for Tori’s little son, and then I’m thinking maybe a kit for Christmas? What do you think? Or maybe a travel kit? (and no, not the kind you pack in your suitcase 😆 ) Anything else you’ve been looking for? Knowing what you could use really inspires me to create, so please leave me your requests in your comments? Thanks!

Thank you soooooo much for all your warm words of appreciation: I am totally inspired to keep creating when I know that you can use the little things I make. 🙂

Now, off to do some more creating 8) Have a happy day, my sweeties!

Boy Oh Boy!!!

That’s what I’m saying as I whoop and jump around like a real nut! 1,203!!! That’s the magic number of visitors I had here at my blog home in one day… woohoo!!! How wonderful to have so many friends come around! We are having a parteeeeee!!! 😆 Oh and I am so happy that we have in our company the one male visitor I’ve had in my blog so far… Clarke, was that you? 😛 I am so incredibly happy because the number of wonderful people downloading and leaving love in my blog and on my 4shared account is increasing! I looooove that the stuff I create is worthy enough for you to want to download, and I love being able to share with you, and I love having company, so I hope you’ll be coming around real often! (Okay, gushing, gushing and giddy, giddy 😀 😀 😀 )

Alright. I’m calm now. 😆

I am especially giddy now because I’ve just had the most amazingly fun time creating elements for our kit today! Well, okay, make that the last two days, as I was up till 5AM this morning playing with Wilson and Adobe 😀 (For those who don’t know yet, Wilson is my compy… and since I’m introducing my best playmates, I might as well let you know that Cameran *yes, that’s an A in Cameran* 😆 is my Nikon D40X. I know, I’m so corny. But I love these toys of mine! hohoho)

Today was the first time I tried doodling my own bicycle (since Terebene asked for a bicycle and I am always inspired by requests, so off to the drawing board–literally–I went! 🙂 )… and I had the greatest time of my life! So it might be safe to say you’ll find some more doodles in my freebs sometime in the near future. 😉

Here’s what I’ve been having fun with!

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LivEdesigns Boy Oh Boy Set 3 Preview ~ Elements

Set 3 of our Boy Oh Boy kit is full of elements (the paper you see in the preview will come with tomorrow’s download, which will be the last in this series so I can get to the next mini kit 😉 yippee!!! A new one! ). A bit of explanation of these elements, since I had to squeeze them in to fit the preview:

All the elements are in coordinating Boy Oh Boy colors. There are 12 brads, three different sizes of 4 designs each (so you don’t have to resize… though you can, if you want! 😀 ). There are 6 grosgrain ribbons with knots in the middle–5 are solid and one is patterned (I figured the patterned papers were quite busy, so it would be nice to have plain ones that could easily coordinate with them). All the ribbons are 12 inches in length (as the green one is in the preview), but you can easily resize them and make them smaller. As you know by now, I like making items as large as possible so that quality doesn’t suffer when you downsize.

The green round thing you see below the ribbons is a wooden frame (since Tori said she likes frames… wanted to go a bit masculine on this one, so I didn’t make any with swirls). The preview shows one of the 2 frames, which are actually exactly the same, except that one has a hanging thingie so that you can make it look like it’s attached to your layout, and the other one is a simple round wooden frame with the same design. Actual size of the frames are 9.5 inches (yeah! So you have the option to fill your whole layout with it… or not 😀 ).

There’s a crumpled red tag which comes with the rope attached to it already (I just added the brad to the preview, but the rope has a knot both below and above). The other tag, where I’ve summarized the contents of the kit, is a tag chalked on all sides and with one edge where the BOY text is cut out. I’ve attached the eyelets to the tag already so that you can use the brads or even the knotted ribbons on it. Actual size of the triangular crumpled tag is 5×8 inches, and the BOY tag actually measures 4.5×8 inches. (hahaha, I’m having visions of Supersized Mcdonalds meals!)

Then there’s the bicycle charm which I doodled and turned into a metal chain with the hanging thingie attached as well. (Actual size is 6×11 inches).

And that’s it! Those are the elements for this kit! I’ll be back tomorrow with the last paper pack, which has the paper you see in the preview and more, all in coordinating colors of course.

Download Set 3 here. Zip password is elementary 😀

ETA: Sorry, download link is no longer available.

Hope you like this as much as I enjoyed making them! Now back to the drawing board to play and create again for you!

Thank you soooooooooo much for all the love you leave! I love reading your comments! Thank you in advance for leaving love again (and do let me know what you think of these elements as this is the first time I’ve tried making a lot of these types).

See you tomorrow with the next freeb! Have a happy day, and here are a kazillion hugs from me to you! Mwah!

Special thank you hugs to atomic cupcake and cindy doerksen for their commercial use items!

Do you love words?

I doooo!!! I love words, I love reading, I love writing.

Did you ever think of what sense you would hate to lose the most? I can lose my sense of smell and together with that my sense of taste (they go together, did you know, to provide us with the gustatory experiences that are responsible for making our hips grow to the size of Texas?). Heck, my body would probably even roll its eyes in gratitude if I ever lost my sense of taste 😆 (I love eating too… but I love reading more).

Losing my sense of sight would kill me. I’ve always known that. Perhaps it’s because I’m myopic to begin with so every morning when I wake up and start groping around for my glasses, I know what it’s like to be blind. Thank heavens the blindness lasts only till I fix those specs upon my nose. 😀 And there are a lot of cool people who wear glasses, beginning with my friend Jessica, and… come on, tell me now, you DO wear reading glasses at least, right? hehehe 😆

Now that I think of it, perhaps it’s a case of the chicken and the egg: which came first, my love of reading or my myopia? I do have memories of hiding under the blanket past bedtime with a flashlight and a book in hand… 🙂

But I digress. This love of words should explain the next set in the Boy Oh Boy Kit. Man, as usual, this kit is growing to epic (unintentionally so) proportions! But that can only be good, right?

This set has 2 papers, ultra-grungified in a very big way. I actually thought of my friend kimi when I was making this (as her style is so wonderfully different, and I don’t think she would use any of my freebs… maybe with this one, there’s a better chance, hahaha!) There’s Mudtrail, which is a beige/cream/brown one with little accents of dark red, and there’s Kimi’s Boy–and I know Kimi has no boy, but she does have a hubby, right? 🙂 –which is a wildly grungy brown/green thingie.

The set comes with a full chipboard alpha in coordinating colors: there are 2 files–both uppercase and lowercase with as many punctuation marks as I could fit in. It also comes with a set of dymo-inspired labels, also in coordinating colors: there are 44 in all (so you don’t see them all on the preview, but they’re there!) They all have to do with boys, but I think they’re generic enough to use for any kid in general, and maybe even for us wanna-be kids. 😆

There are drop shadows on the preview but the actual elements do not have any drop shadows–more freedom for you to apply your own, yay!!! 🙂

Here’s the preview:

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LivEdesigns Boy Oh Boy Set2 Preview

Download Set 2 of Boy Oh Boy here. Zip password is wordlove (but of course! what else? 🙂 ) Thank you so much for your patience in waiting for the downloads to process: I know they take long, but that’s what happens when the files are large… 😳

ETA: Sorry, download link is no longer available.

Hope you enjoy this, as I truly enjoyed making them for you. Thank you for all your kind comments. I can’t begin to tell you how much I appreciate them and how I so look forward to hearing from you again (speaking of which, I have a request for a bicycle… will work on that! I hear ya, my friend! 🙂  )

Have a happy day, and come again soon! 😉


FREEBIE TIME!!! Woohoo!!!

There’s nothing like a gust of cool wind on a hot, humid day–and coming up with this freebie after a long drought has felt exactly like that plus a glass of cold iced water thrown in for good measure! Wow, this feels so good to be playing with design once again! 😀

It’s a bit demanding on time when one has to take a course, moderate a course, and design all at the same time–although it is an AWESOME LOVELY WONDERFUL experience that I would never trade for anything! So given the three choices above, the first to be laid on the shelf (with absolutely NO second thoughts) was the design-play. But now that the course I’m moderating is over, and the course I’m taking is almost over, that gives me a bit more time to indulge in freebie-creating, so here we are, my friends! (It also does keep me from biting my nails while waiting for the next courses that Jess will have… they are just so absolutely wonderful that if there’s anyone reading this who hasn’t taken one or two of them, I suggest you head on over to her site and take ALL OF THEM!!! I’m willing to bet all the digits on my body that you will never regret it. 😉

I wanted to give my sweeties at Jessica’s playground a sneak preview of the colors of this kit, sort of like a teaser (yeah, yeah, I like teasing once in a while–the good kind, mind you 😉 )… but I have hardly any experience posting images on a message board, and so mine ended up throwing my posts way out of whack (ugh, and I felt like I was littering all over the MB with my useless posts cut in midway because the image was too large for the area to hold… I am so so sorry, Jessica & Jared, sending apologies through the net-waves!). So anyway, here I suppose I will be able to post it (as I’m more used to the space requirements in here 😀 )

Here are the colors I’ve been playing with:

Boy Oh Boy Peekaboo

This is a bit of a skip into the deep forest for me, as I’ve experimented to a much greater degree in grungifying the items (well, at least the papers, at this point, as I am still working with the elements). Here is where I’d like to give a big shout-out to my friend Tori, who inspired me to come up with a boys’ kit. A couple of days ago, we were chatting and she told me she was surprised that I hadn’t made a boy kit yet, given that I happen to have five sons. Good question, my friend!!! 😀 So off I went to design my latest freebie: this one’s named Boy Oh Boy.

For today’s freeb, I have 6 papers–3 solid and 3 patterned papers. (More coming, but since they’re large files, I kind of have to divide them to upload them…hope they don’t take forever for you to download the zips! 😯 ). I like versatile kits–those that you can use for various purposes and that don’t limit me to just the theme of the kit–I try to do the same with my freebs… so I think you’ll find various uses for the solid papers that come with this kit (uhhh… the blue text-patterned paper that comes with this set, unfortunately, is really targeted for boys as it has an embroidered design above and below that reads “the splendor and joy… of my precious little boy”).

So enough talk about this, and onto the download links (so that I can make more stuff for you, woohoo! :D) Here’s the preview of Set 1:

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LivEdesigns Boy Oh Boy Kit 1 Preview

Download the kit here. Zip password is thanxtori 🙂 {Seriously, girlfriend, thank YOU for your inspiration!}

ETA: Sorry, download link is no longer available.

I’ll be uploading more papers and elements in the next few days, so do come around soon… but will also come up with a mini kit in between for Tori’s little son… 😉

If anyone has any requests for a kit, I’d be more than GLAD to know… it’s always nice to know that at least one person will have some use for the results of my playtime 🙂 Come now, don’t be shy, do let me know–what you want, what you need, themes? elements? –in the comments  section right over here. Go ahead, click on it, you know you want to… LOL!!! 😆

Hope you enjoy this, and I would really, really, really, r-e-a-l-l-y love to know what you think about this kit. I would truly be grateful if you could leave some comments for me… thanks so much in advance!

Have a happy day!