PhotoMasks freebie!!!

FOR TODAY... april 26, 2010
outside my window... cloudy, windy and probably more showers later today.
i am thankful for... being able to help people.
I am wearing... grey pants, my favorite "twilight" t-shirt... in other words...my pj's.
noticing that... i hardly ever read books in spanish anymore.
i am still reading... "the swan thieves" by elizabeth kostova.
on my mind... the idea of ordering a couple more packages of polaroid film!
pondering these words... "I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it.  I want to have lived the width of it as well."  -Diane Ackerman-
from the kitchen... almond croissants & a big mug of vanilla coffee.
around the house... i can hear the "today show" on tv.
one of my favorite things... a book that keeps me up until 4am because it is super good!
i'm creating... a new layout.
a few plans for the rest of the week... besides all the usual weekly chores.....digi-scrapping with no interruptions & go back to my walking routine.
from my lens... ready to start walking again!

visit "the simple woman's daybook" site to join the "for today" journaling idea or to browse among other  amazing journals!!

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a few of my latest layouts:

 an old photo (circe late 40's-early 50's) of my dad and his sister. using all ana aspnes products which i guess you should have noticed by now that i really love & could use in every one of my pages!


in this one: my cousin renato spending some time with gustavo and his guitar.

a peek at some other masks and word art i'm working on:

i've always love using photo masks to add an artistic touch to my photos. i love the way they can make a photo look vintage, soft, edgy or anything you want depending on the mask. i love how they make photos blend subtly into the background & the feeling of  a "window" into another world that they provide.
i worked on these 6 masks last week and find that they can fit a varied type of styles.  this is my gift for you this week - hope you enjoy this freebie!

this next layout with one of the above masks...

other news from the digi-scrapping world:

ninascraps designs has a new gorgeous kit at o'scraps - i love the colors and the whimsical elements on this one.

...and my layout with "sweet memories":

sue cummings 52 inspirations guest designer for week 17: danielle young
check the store at o'scraps later today.  here's a preview for you:

thanks for visiting and your kind words!! hope you have a fantastic week!


  1. Wow, Nini, what gorgeous pages you show here. And thank you so much for the free masks. You are really talented and I love to follow your blog.

  2. Thanks for the free masks! Totally agree - masks add so much interest to your pages.

  3. Hey Nini

    I {heart} your pink iPod & walking shoes ... they're adorable! Strange, but I didn't have you down as a "pink lady"!!!

    Your latest masks are wonderful. I really think masks are your "signature" item ... KWIM? Thank you once again for being so generous with your time & talent.

    Hope you have a wonderful week of ahead ... full of scrapping & walking (though not at the same time. LOL!)


  4. nini, once more a present for us ?? OMG you're so nice. Thanks. And your LO are always so beautiful...so, now we will be used to come here, to find nice LO, and then a gift!! : so becareful to us, we will be blog'addict again and again...he he...

  5. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today [26 Apr 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  6. thank you so much for your mask freebie, they're all wonderful.

  7. love catching up on all your news as always. The masks look wonderful. So what is on your Twilight tshirt? And how come you have not been walking? Are you okay?

  8. They look fantastic ! Thank you very much !

  9. Thanks so much!! I love masks! They add so much to a LO without much work! I used your Pretentious Splatters from last week - awesome!!

  10. thank you very much! I've been keeping an eye out for some new masks - these fit the bill! :D

  11. Thank you so much for these wonderful masks, you are so generous:)

  12. 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 6 post on Apr. 27, 2010. Thanks again.

  13. Beautiful! I just love the photo masks and your layouts are wonderful! I really enjoy using a mask on a photo too. It really helps it blend into your layout. Thank you!

  14. These are wonderful! Thank you!!

  15. Thank you so much for the masks - I love masks!!!! Here's a LO I've done using one already! http://berniedigilife.blogspot.com/
    Thanks again!
    Bernie x

  16. thank you for the masks. They are wonderful! cheers, Carley www.carleysdigiscraps.blogspot.com

  17. I love your blog! Thank you for all the great freebies and sharing your wonderful layouts. I admire your style and your talent. Again, thanks for sharing your designs and the great inspiration.

  18. Thank you for the masks (and all your other freebies). I love your style!

  19. Thank you so much for this wonderful freebie ;)

  20. Wow Nini! These masks are gorgeous!!! And your LOs fantastic as usual! Thank you my friend!
    Big hugs!

  21. and these masks are brilliant too!

  22. Many thanks for sharing these beautiful masks.

  23. Thanks much for this fantastic freebie!

  24. Well Whattadya know, yet another great site to add to my reader!

  25. Thank you so much for this beautiful masks!

  26. thanks a lot nini .. all your wonderful freebie are just so beautiful !

    here is a DP I made with it (for publiscrap challenge:-)and digidare and Sue CT challenge ;-)))




  27. Thank you so much for those wonderful masks !!

  28. Merci pour le partage ... Créativement

  29. Thank you for these wonderful masks !!

  30. I didn't see them before.

    Thanks a lot.