Feeling artsy

FOR TODAY... may 03, 2010
outside my window... the sun breaking through the clouds.
i am thankful for... moments when i have the clarity of thought to acknowledge that i can't control what happens - only how i react.
I am wearing... faded blue citizens jeans, v-neck light pink tee & pink jelly sandals.
noticing that... only one more month of school until summer vacation.
i am reading... the latest oprah magazine...
on my mind... another visit to the eye doctor.
pondering these words... "look, and always try to find the unity. in unity is religion, in disunity religion is lost. and avoid being against. if you are against, you will become rigid, hard, and the harder you become the more dead you will be." -osho-
from the kitchen... k cereal, fresh blueberries & and fat-free milk.
around the house... lots of spring flowers in my little backyard. 
one of my favorite things... an upgrade to the big seats on a long flight!
i'm creating... more word art.
a few plans for the rest of the week... keep doctor's appointment, pay bills, make this month's  to-do list...
from my lens... 

impossible film
loving the quirky quotes!
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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after being away from the computer for a couple of days due to some eye inflammation, i came back  feeling inspired, my mojo was flowing and decided to play with different things as to give my pages a bit more feeling & expression through other techniques. here's the result of a photo montage using 2 photos (see below) and some experimenting with lighting effects & blending modes.

 this first layout is yet another self-portrait. creating them i believe it's an opportunity for self-discovery and a piece of documentation & evidence of who i am at this particular moment in my life.
all elements - my own.

these are the 2 pictures used for the above layout:

this second one of course with my favorite subject: my son. layout also created applying a bit of playing around with layer & lighting effects.

since i'm not big on journaling, quotes often make an appearance on my pages and i'm usually collecting them and saving them for future use. 
wanting to try new things, i went ahead and did some word art designing myself.  hope you like them!

i'm also constantly working on layouts for my "family roots" albums and therefore always looking for some word art and elements to go with my style. a while ago i started creating a few elements and some papers which i realized i can put together into a mini-kit since they are all in b&w and have the same theme. 
so... how about a second freebie today? 

 here's "life in b&w" mini-kit:

... and one layout with it:

          some other pages from this past week:       

do you use text message lingo? you probably do if you use e-mail, im, facebook, twitter, blogs or newsgroup postings. check out my next layout using falstaff folly's freebie word art: chit-chat #1

loving the colors of "52 inspirations" week 17 mini-kit

and how about these ready to scrap templates from ninascraps designs? simply beautiful!

my page with template no21- my spoiled whippet, neo, doing what he does best: sleep!

are you looking for the cutest fonts around? for free?

 my favorite site is  kevin and amanda's free fonts. they have tons of awesome handwritten fonts and amanda also does free (!!) conversion of personal handwriting to fonts.

thanks amanda for letting me use some of your awesome fonts for the word art!

enjoy the freebies, don't forget to leave me a link to your wonderful creations, stay safe and have a fabulous week!!!


  1. I love, love, love your mini-kit and always enjoy your layouts! Thanks a lot!

  2. Wow! So beautiful gifts today!!! I love them! Thank you Nini!!!
    I hope your eyes are doing better and I guess you're going to see the doctor very soon. Hope you'll be OK very fast!
    I love the way you played with the photos for your first LO! And all the others are great too!!! Love specially "You were born an original"!
    Thanks again my friend! Take care of you! Big hugs!

  3. Thank you so much for sharing! This is beautiful gifts! :)

  4. Wow what amazing beautiful freebies. Thank you so much Nini for sharing them with us. Hope your eyes get better soon and you will be able to show us more of your gorgeous layouts.

  5. Wow! Thank you SO MUCH!!!! I am especially in love with these word arts! You rock!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  6. Gorgeous work Nini!! I'm saving them now! :-)

    Hoping you get better quickly!

  7. I think you found another thing that you ROCK at, Nini! I love the word art as well as the minikit. Thank you so much!

  8. Thanks for these amazing freebies - love them!! They are downloading right now! Hope your eye problem is resolved - I've battled some eye infections/inflammations when we lived in Tucson. They aren't any fun!

  9. Thanks for the beautiful minikit and the wordart.

    I must say the layout of you and the trees is just gorgeous. Which techniques do you use to get this result ? How do you do that ?

  10. Thank you so so much for this wonderful freebies!!! Et your pages are gorgeous! I hope your eyes are doing better ;)

  11. Thank you for always generously sharing your beautiful creations with us! May you be blessed more! :)

  12. Thanks for these freebies. I know I'll be putting them to use soon in my scrapping.

  13. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today [03 May 03:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  14. Thank you so much for these two wonderful gifts, you are very generous indeed:)

  15. If you are reading the O magazine then you really should try that book I just finished. Love to know what you think of it. I could not agree more about LOs on self leading to discovery ... you have inspired me to do more of this. Finally LOVE that WA! TFS!

  16. i found your blog yesterday and fell in love with your work--i will surely come back and show you what i made with your creations---and thank you for being so positive--I LOVE IT--remain blessed!

  17. Thank you so much for the beautiful kit and WA.

  18. Thank you so much for the stunning kit and for the beautiful wordarts!!! I really love your designs! Hugs!

  19. Hi Nini, I love your design and specially your fabulous wordart. Love that is not (only) for children-pictures and I can use them for pictures of 'just me'. Thank you: i have the same problem with journalling you have and you've solved mine!

  20. Thank you for sharing these. I love your serene style.

  21. So creative! I have no talent in things like this, but really admire and appreciate your work, which at least inspires me to try. Thank you.

  22. Thanks for the freebies Nini!! fabulous stuff!!!!

  23. it was my birthday May 3rd so what a lovely surprise to find these. I had fun playing with them this week Nini, thank you so much.

  24. I love both your LO's and your designs. So beautiful, clean and original! Thank you so much for sharing!

  25. Awesome wordarts Nini.
    Thank you for all these fabulous freebies!

  26. Thanks ! It's very very cuuuuuuuuuute !

  27. Helo :) Thank You for wonderful mini-kit! Here is my page with it: http://aga-scraps.blogspot.com/2010/06/luzem.html I hope You like it...
    Hugs. Agnes :)

  28. Thank you so much for sharing! :)