Freebie Friday – Oh Boy! [Pixel Scrapper March Blog Train]

I went a little outside the box for this month’s Pixel Scrapper blog train contribution.

I’m a stay at home mum right now, and have been for the last seven years. I enjoy it about 99% of the time but it can be quite isolating, particularly if you’re an introvert like me.

I do have my excellent family and close friends, and my small group of mum friends and acquaintances, but right now, my main tribe consists of my three little boys – four if you count my husband, but he’s not quite as high maintenance as my three (cute but annoying) stooges.

I ended up making an entire kit of all things boy. The kit is a giant boyish cliché because my boys happen to be a giant boyish cliché.

I am surrounded by blue things, and cars, spaceships, trains, LEGO, and an alarming number of varied toy weapons. (And a little bit of Frozen – which is also mostly blue – because my middle child cannot effing let it go.)

I’m starting to think that the LEGO and Hot Wheels cars multiply of their own accord when I’m not looking …

You can get the whole kit on Etsy.

Or you can have the journal cards for free!

Click on the image to start your download.

I hope these cards come in handy if you have a boy tribe of your own. Or if you just like the colour blue.

Happy scrapping!

Freebie Friday – Christmas Throwback Edition

The silly season is upon us and it’s time for family, food and presents.

Short and sweet, today I’ll leave you with some previous Christmas freebies. If you’ve been following the blog for long enough, you may have them already. If you’re a new follower (HI THERE!), they’re fresh and exciting!

Click on the links to be taken to the preview and download page. I’ve checked them all and they’re working, but please do leave me a comment if you have any problems.

Home for the Holidays * Retro Holly Jolly * Candy Stripe + Candy Cane * Vintage Journal Cards * Red & Gold

If you want something a bit more substantial, check out this beautiful Christmas bundle at my Etsy store.

Hope the rest of your holiday is awesome!

Freebie Friday – Renaissance Faire [PixelScrapper September Blog Train]

I was really excited when I saw the theme and colour scheme for the September blog train at Pixel Scrapper. I’m a supreme history geek. Especially the romantic, idealised version of history you find at faires.

We don’t have many of them in Australia. I only just attended my first last year – and it was amazing. We went this year too. Google tells me there’s a big one up in Queensland, so I’ll have to check that one out when I find the time to ditch my kids and go on a holiday. Blisfully alone.

Anyway, the subject matter called to me and I ended up with a lot of stuff. Between school drop-offs, piles of laundry, meal planning, homework, 15 minute naps (wtf, kid?) and keeping my darling children alive, I photoshopped until I could photoshop no more!

Actually, I ended up with a pretty impressive kit and it was already mid September, so I figured I’d stop.

I weeded out some cute brads and papers for this week’s freebie for the blog train. (Click on the image to download the zip file.)

This is the full result of my labours, which you can get at my Etsy shop:

Happy scrapping!

Freebie Friday – Mum In A Million

I was hoping to get this out before Mother’s Day but I got sidetracked by my cute (and incredibly annoying) sproglets. But overall, I’m calling it a win – despite being chronically sleep deprived and in an eternal state of ‘what have I forgotten to do today?’, between my husband and I, we’ve managed to keep all three of our children alive, fed, and (usually) dressed.

I’ve even managed to sign and return permission notes and homework to school on time! That is, of course, assuming I get the notes before they’re due back … but that’s a worry for another day.

So basically, I’m celebrating myself.

And my darling mum, who still thinks my children are the best in the world and has way more patience for them than I do. LOVE YOU, MUM!

Head on over to my Etsy store and celebrate all things mum (or mom) with a bright and sparkly bundle of mum-isms, Mum In A Million.

Or you could just grab a set of complementary floral wallpaper patterned papers below. Click on the image to download.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mums, bio and otherwise, the grandmothers, grandmas, and avós! And to all the dads doing double time!

Freebie Friday (and a bit of shameless promoting)

First off, I’d like to thank everyone for being so lovely and supportive throughout my pregnancy whining and the tragic blog neglect that followed. I appreciate all the well wishes and congratulations – and the sympathy at my pre-baby pity parties!

Secondly, this week I’m going to shamelessly direct you to my Etsy shop. Because I can.

Baby Thomas is now 6 weeks old – so all scrap bundles at Pixel In My Pocket are 60% off for this week only. So it’s an excellent time to add to your digital scrap stash! It’s an awesome deal – for less than $5 you get a huge full-sized kit along with a whole bunch of various extras, including papers, journal cards, alphas, and embellishments.

I’m offering two freebies this week featuring complementary papers for two of the discounted bundles: Tudor Rose and A Grimm Sort of Tale. The first is a set of glitter papers and polka dot foil patterns for all your medieval and historical needs, the second features one of my absolute favourite papers, the fairytale-inspired pattern that makes up my current header. And now you can download it for your collection!

Happy scrapping!

Freebie Friday – Dino Roar Bottle Caps

Last month I participated in the October “I Dig It” PixelScrapper blog train. Since I was drowning in toy cars, and ocasionally stepping on them too because my children are blind to mess, I focused on a cute little construction theme. Later, as the others posted, I thought how cool would a dinosaur themed kit be?

It would be DINO-MITE, AMIRITE?

So I set to work and you can find the resulting dino-riffic kit (or bundle if you’d like some more bits and pieces) on Etsy.

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As a sneak peek, this week I have some super cool matching dinosaur bottle caps for you. (Click on the image below to download.)

Next week we have the final random freebie of the year before it all falls to CHRISTMAS! LOTS OF CHRISTMAS!

Etsy Shop Update

My Etsy Store is up and running. I’ve been slowly adding paper packs and scrap kits for the last few months and I think it’s looking pretty sharp. It’s a work in progress (and I suspect it always will be as tastes change and I figure out what my customers want), but I’m quite happy with it at present.

If you like my freebies and want more, please to check it out.

Here are some of my favourites:

Freebie Friday – Shameless Advertising Edition: Part 1

Christmas is coming, so I’m treating myself with some shameless advertising!

My Etsy shop is up and running, and I totally get a rush when I get a sale (go me!), so today you get a freebie and I get to direct you to Pixel In My Pocket.

Today I have some lovely red embroidered ribbons, perfect for your crafty Christmas needs. They coordinate perfectly with these three paper packs.

I hope you enjoy them.

Keep an eye out next week for Shameless Advertising: Part 2!

Happy scrapping!

Freebie Friday – Etsy Preview Edition!

I’ve taken the plunge and opened up an Etsy store. It’s a little threadbare at present but I’m slowly adding more goodies. For the moment you can find some very pretty digital paper packs for all your papercraft needs. Soon enough I’ll add the equally awesome kits I’ve been working on!

This week I’m offering a free sample pack of what you can expect from the offerings currently at Pixel In My Pocket. Get it while it’s hot because this is a limited download!

I hope you enjoy these.