Birthday parties, blog hops and my very first digi-kit for free!!!

i usually do a new post every monday morning but i had so many good news that i decided to go ahead and post it today! (sunday here).  i did not want you to miss out in all the fun going on in the digi-scrapping world.... and besides.... it is probably already monday to some of you out there!!  ;)

FOR TODAY... march 21, 2010

outside my window... still light outside but will get dark soon.
i am thankful for... spring break and the chance to travel together.
I am wearing... hudson jeans, aqua t-shirt and jelly thongs.
noticing that... airplane trips are getting a bit easier...
I am going... to skip dinner (had a late lunch) & go to bed and read!
i am currently reading... "the weed that strings the hangman's bag " by alan bradley
i am hoping... for another productive week.
on my mind... plans for my upcoming trip to san salvador.
pondering these words... "we make life real by the thoughts we project"-deng ming-dao-
from the kitchen... not a thing right now.
around the house... i can hear the tv and my husband and son laughing.
one of my favorite things... dry mango slices.
i'm creating... my next freebie.
a few plans for the rest of the week... grocery shopping, visit to the bookstore, buy bathing suit (yikes!), pack suitcases......
from my lens...

 i took this photo during a trip to potsdam, germany in the summer of 2008 and as so many of my photos, it just have been there waiting to be of some use one day... 

visit "the simple woman's daybook" to join peggy in this wonderful journaling idea or to browse among the journals of other amazing and creative ladies!

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From the digi-scrapping world:

i'm so excited to have created my very first digital scrapbook kit - papers and all! the kit contains 8 papers (grungy and textured), one .psd frame and 12 other elements including butterflies and flowers - all with a fresh & free-spirited color scheme of soft pinks, blues and mauve.
spring has sprung and i thought this kit would make the perfect freebie to celebrate spring and hopefully inspire some of your layouts.
... oh!... and now you know where the little pink flowers for the "spring is in the air" kit came from! (see photo of white flower above)  
 like i said, this is my very first attempt at creating a full kit and i would really love to have some feedback - go ahead download,  play with it and let me know what you think.

a layout with my new kit:

this week's layouts:

party party party!!!!!!!!!!!

don't forget o'scraps is celebrating it's 4th birthday with huge sales and lots of prize giveaways this week!!!! (march 21-28) Visit the forum for more party info.
to participate in the blog hop, make your first stop at the departure blog here to collect all of the designer freebies.

all designer's creations are on sale, including sue cumming's products which are 30% off!! Check out all of sue's gifts to you on her blog here.

all of sue's creative team have created free birthday cards for you to download and print - you'll find all the links in her blog too. Here are mine - click on the images to go to a full resolution image and save to your computer.

or how about nina's gorgeous designs? also 30%off this week!!

check out her store here.

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phew! long post today - lots of news and many goodies for you to enjoy!

my son's spring break is coming up! whoooohooo! i'm going away this saturday and will be away for 10 days  - i'm looking forward to this trip to el salvador & the chance to visit family and friends. i'll share my photos on my return and hopefully will have a new freebie too (which i have on the works right now).
have an awesome week and happy spring!!!


  1. Have a fabulous time away Nini ... LOVE your pages. And as for your first kit - WOOHOO! I am SO proud of you! WTG my friend!

  2. Nini, your kit is so cute!!! Thank you for always sharing your talents with all of us.

  3. Thanks for sharing your work Nini! It looks fab.
    I always read your post through "google reader" and not often enough come "in" and drop a line!

    It is always a pleasure to read from you

  4. Love your first kit. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Your kit looks beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  6. ooo! have a great time!!! it will be so fun and wonderful!
    hope to see some photos when you return!!!
    and congrats on making your first kit!!!

  7. Have a great time Nini and your first kit is AWESOME. Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

  8. I can't wait to download & play with your kit Nini ... from the LO's I've seen (yours & Helen's) in the gallery, I'd say it's a definite winner! I hope you have a wonderful spring break ... kick back & relax, then come back & hit us with another fabulous freebie. Tee-hee! Seriously though, take care and have fun! "See" you soon. Hugs, sue.falstaff

  9. Wow Nini you are a complete artist ! This mini kit is wonderful.
    Thanks for sharing your art !

  10. Wow Nini!!! It looks so beautiful!!! Congratulations my friend! And thank you for sharing your talent with us! :)
    Justamente, en este momento acabo de publicar en mi blog una página con tu último template. Mil gracias una vez más!
    Qué rico que vas a tu país!!! Seguro la vas a pasar divino! Diviérte, descansa, come rico y disfruta mucho a tu familia! :)
    Big hugs!!!

  11. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 5 post on Mar. 22, 2010. Thanks again.

  12. Nini!!! This is gorgeous!! and so very generous!! Thank you so much sweetie!! I hope I can do your kit justice!!


  13. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave.com in the DigiFree category today [22 Mar 10:43am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  14. Gorgeous kit Nini! I'm saving it right now!! Can't wait to see what else you'll create :D

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  16. Thanks Nini, love your kit!

  17. Hey again ... just popping back in to let you know I did a LO using your mini kit ... you can find it here Thanks for sharing your amazing talents with us all Nini! Hugs, sue.falstaff

  18. This is so beautiful! Thank you so much!

  19. thank you nini, you kit is fresh, and now everybody will ask you : when is coming the second one ?? ;)

  20. Thanks for sharing your amazing talents. This mini-kit is soooo gorgeous! I used it in combination with the Oscraps copycat challenge template


  21. Great mini kit ! Thank you very much !

  22. Gorgeous Nini!!! Love your new kit! Thanks for sharing it with us! :)

  23. Love your kit! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

  24. Thank you for the freebie kit - it's so pretty! Will enjoy creating something with it

  25. Gorgeous stuff Nini!!!! thanks for the freebies!!

  26. Love this kit! Keep up the good work... beautiful! :-)

  27. This is your first kit? It's amazing, you did a wonderful job! Thank you so much for sharing it with us =D

  28. love the new kit- Ok maybe I didn't use your style (I just can't do it) but loved using the kit!

  29. Its as lovely as spring itself. Thank you can't wait to use it.

  30. Very sweet! I love the soft color palette.

  31. Oh, thank you for the kit! Can't wait to play with it!

  32. Very very cute ! Thanks !!!!!!!!!!!