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A Digi-scrappin’ freebie!

I don’t know what came over me. I was just learning how to use patterns and textures in photoshop. That’s it, I swear. But then I saw this really cute pillow in this decorating magazine. And I thought, Man, that would make some really cute scrapbook paper. And we all know I’m not above scanning in a pillow to make a cute design. Heck, I’ve even done it with a dog bed to make a blog background before. The next thing I knew I was acting like I knew what I was doing and trying to make digital scrapbooking papers :p

Now don’t get too excited or anything. ;) I don’t think this is going to be a regular gig for me. (Are those famous last words?) I enjoyed making the papers, but that’s about it. lol …You’ll be able to tell from the glaring lack of elements in this “kit”. Can it even be called a kit if it only has like 3 different elements? Hah.

Well anyway. Since I made it and everything, I figured I might as well share it with you guys too. :D

This kit includes:
22 papers
5 ribbons
5 buttons
4 stitches

kevinandamanda spring mini kit

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If you like it, leave me a comment and let me know. :) If you use it, leave me a comment and a link so I can see it! :) If you want more papers, well, leave me a comment and let me know. I might could be talked into it. But only if ya’ll want ’em. :D

And……..Before I forget……

We have a winner!!! :D

The winner of the $25 gift certificate to BloggerBoutique.com is
#42 Rachel!

blog makeover giveaway

Rachel’s blog, Rambling Robinsons, will soon be getting a makeover! Congrats Rachel! :)

Thanks to everyone for all the comments, and I hope ya’ll like the kit! :D More giveaways are coming soon… aren’t they fun?? :) If you’d like to be the first to know when a new one is posted, you can sign up to get an email or subscribe by RSS! More info in the sidebar, look at the top where it says “Subscribe”! :)

Thanks for looking! :)

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224 Responses
  1. Robert

    Hi Kevin and Amanda,

    I am planning on launching a website of my own soon. Your Spring mini kit digital scrapbooking papers are awesome. My hope was that you had these papers in lavender / or purple. Any chance you can find some for me in your spare time. I’m trying to make a garden theme with lavender flower stems. Any suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated.

  2. Diana

    Hi Kevin & Amanda,

    I really really love your work. This is the first time I learn about scrapbooks ..digital scrapbooks.. and I found your website .. Wooow..its all amazing to me…Since I am new in digital scrapbook..I love this
    Spring mini kit… I used it for my blog. I want to say many thanks indeed for sharing. You work really awesome. Come and see my blog http://rumahmesaeed.blogspot.com/
    Diana from Qatar

  3. Amanda Watson

    I love the papers! I’m making an Organizer and these are going to be perfect! Funny thing…my name is Amanda and my husbands name is Kevin! :)

  4. Pam

    I just found your tut on making backgrounds for my blog. I’m gonna give it a try. Thanks for the freebie kit, if I can get it right, I’ll send a link.

  5. Becca

    Thanks! This is super cute.
    I’ve been blogging for 6+ years – and I am ready to step it up a bit.
    I’ve come back here many times for your tips and recipes and I really enjoy your blog.
    Thanks!

  6. Lany

    Hi Amanda,

    I just recently discovered the fun (and addicting) digital scrapbooking. Thank you so much for sharing this kit, I’m currently working on a project for my daughter and will post it on my blog as soon as I’m finished and of course I’ll link it to your website. :)

  7. Heather

    I LOVE your Spring kit!! I just tried the tutorial on Photoshop Elements 9 (it has the rulers and grids, thankfully) with a different design package but it did not come out right on my blog. I am using the minima template but with three columns. I then tried it on my other blog that is the minima template with two columns and it still did not fit. I will try again though because I think it looks great. :)

  8. bECKY CLEGG

    HI there, Amanda
    I’m pretty sure I already commented before, thanking you for this kit, but I’m using it again! I so love it, and I have to say thank you so much for being willing to share it for free! I’d love to use your papers to make creations to sell on Etsy, but if you’d rather that I didn’t then I’ll stick with the papers I already own. Thank you again! (PS I’ve never used them for business – but I sure did use them to make a cookbook for our church group, and they all loved it! I did that for free, inspired in part by you!)

  9. Jada Kiah

    Hi Amanda,

    I enjoyed your personality that is so well displayed in your verbiage. I felt as if I had known you for years.

    The creativity is amazing, love it.

  10. Brenn

    Dude, you are just too cool for words!! I’ve never used any kind of digi-scrapping anything ever, so I may be back to beg you for help! These are so super cute though–I’ll be sure to let you know if I use them on my blog!!

  11. Kate

    Thank you so much for the digi kit! I’ve used it a couple of times now and it’s been super easy for me to figure out. I’d also like to thank you for the photoshop tutorial. I’ve had so much fun the last few days messing with my photos!

  12. Leah

    I discovered your blog a few days ago and have not been able to tear myself away since. I am not into scrapbooking, but I do use Photoshop and have been enjoying using your fonts. I downloaded the sprink & fall kits to see what I could do with them for my LiveJournal. Oh, and your photographs are so amazing!

  13. Teresa Roveratti

    Hi Amanda,

    I loved your work! I’m from Brazil. Searching the Internet on scrapbooks, I found your site. I loved it! The home’s decor is also amazing. Congratulations!

    Hugs, Teresa

  14. Rachael

    Your kit has inspired me to get creative with paper!! Thanks for sharing this. I can’t keep enough of your pages on my favorite’s list :)

  15. Bridgett

    I love the scrapbooking paper!!! My little sister is getting married next weekend and I want to make bunting that says Just Married for her vintage car…this paper is perfect…it is the exact accent colors of her wedding!!

    Thanks so much and keep creating…or a tutorial on how you make it would be great!!! :)

  16. Mom

    Hi!! thanks for the freebies. I’m gonna use the kit for your tutorial. I will let you know once I use it on my blog. Many thanks!! Muwah!

  17. llizam

    dear kevinamanda,

    thank you so much for sharing and giving this wonderful freebies. it’s my first time downloading this kind of kit. I’ve used them to make my own post divider in my blog.

    now, I can pimp my blog!!!

    xoxo

  18. Rachael C

    This kit is adorable! I love the colors. Thanks for sharing, and YES!!! please let us talk you into making more! :)

  19. Becky

    BAAH! Thank you so much for such a cute pack! I so don’t know how to use it yet, but I’m learning a lot, and will hopefully have it on my newest blog for families: littlemrscraftypants.blogspot.com You are amazing to be learning and designing as you go. Thanks for making this free! I wish you the best.

  20. Dhi

    Hi Amanda, I’m pretty new to digital scrapbooking – was never too fond of it until I saw your design. I think you’re the first one that change my mind about digital scrapbooking. I love PS – currently using PS CS4.

    I especially LOVE your spring mini kit – but somehow couldn’t download it… :-( :-( :-( is it possible to repost a new link if it’s not too much trouble for you? Thanks a heap :D

    Dhi

  21. Alicia-Marie

    Hi Amanda,
    Thanks so much for the tutorial! I was just playing around on photoshop too and was looking for new backgrounds when I found your blog! Can you help me figure out where or how you got the buttons and stitches? I have some papers and backgrounds of my own but I love the embellishments you give with buttons and stitches and the flowers you have now. Do you find them on the internet and download them or do you scan them in, if you scan them, how do you get it to be transparent behind them?
    Thanks so much for your help!
    http://www.makmchristensen.blogspot.com I have used your spring kit on their right now! Thanks!!!!

  22. Helga

    Hi Amanda! Do you still have the tutorial on how to make your own custom blog desgign? Could you send me the link to it? Thanks for all the cute things you post on your blog :) I love it!

  23. Kaylea

    I’m sure I said thanks before…but just in case….
    I was trying your custom blog background instructions and thought…did I download this already?

    Anyway, Thanks!

  24. Tr

    This is so cute. I can’t believe there aren’t more comments for the number of downloads, even though 151 is a lot of comments normally. Thanks for the freebie and also the fonts! You guys rock!

  25. Gabriele

    Wow, I just found your page via digifree and really like it!
    Thanks a lot for sharing this beautiful kit!!

    Will definitely visit you more often in future.

    Greetings from Germany,
    Gabriele

  26. Trish

    Thank you so much for posting this great freebie! I loved the colors so much (they’re the colors for our new house, knock on wood that we get it) and so I fiddled with it and put it up on my blog as graphics. You are such a talented and sweet person for doing all this.

    God bless!

  27. chatty

    hi amanda, im so haappy i found your site!! thank you for sharing your free fonts and other freebies.. =) you are really an inspiration.. thanks again =)

  28. Melissa

    I ran across your blog today and absolutely fell in love with it. You have so much creativity and have inspired me. Thank you and I will visit again soon.

  29. tiffany

    Thanks for sharing your kit. I used it for my blog header paired with another sites background. I haven’t gotten good enough yet to do my own background! =)
    Thanks again, do post another kit =)
    ~tiffany

  30. Monica @ Monkey Musings

    What an awesome website! I really need the visuals to go step by step in photoshop and it was great. I love your freebie papers, too. I scanned a piece of scrapbook paper I thought was cute and did a basic background. Photobucket didn’t give me the option of enlarging to 1MB so the background did shrink on the blog. Any suggestions would be helpful.

  31. LIndsay M

    Love this Kit!! Now I’m wondering what I might be able to come up with to make some of these papers ::: goes running around the house to find things to stuff in the scanner :::

    Seriously though, I love this and definitely want to see more from you!! Thanks!! :)

  32. Jean

    Nice kit! Thanks! And don’t worry about not have very many elements – I don’t use many in my layouts but I love papers!

  33. Cathi

    Your website is FABULOUS! I love it! I’m kind of new at all this, but I am learning and I can’t wait to incorporate fonts and backgrounds from your website to our blog.

    ANNNNNNDDDDD, I did post a K&A button on our blog because I think everyone should know how amazing your website is!

  34. Christina

    Thanks so much for your great tutorial and all your help (through Deanna LOL!)I love your fonts, I’m looking forward to using them!

  35. Cathy

    Thanks so much for the freebie… and the blog tutorial too… guess I should try making my own background sometime soon… but you do such a good job I just might borrow yours… hehehe.

  36. Star Harrington

    Amanda – you are amazing! I get excited when i see I have an email from you two. Thank you for this free packet and I can’t wait to use it. I’m kind of new to scrapbooking so it takes me a while – because I’m self taught. ALSO, BIG KUDDOS to you! I made your cheesy enchiladas the other night and took them to a birthday party – I made enough for 30 ppl! I was the hit of the party – and I wasn’t even my birthday!!! :D Thanks again for all you do – Star

  37. Stephanie

    Love your creations! What a nice blog you have, too. Thanks for sharing your work and the information on how to create on our own – you rock!

  38. Courtney

    You have the cutest blog! Thank you *so* much for the freebie. I love the bright colors, the textures, the aged look, everything! I’m so glad I found your site. You are an inspiration.

  39. Karen

    Oh wow!! I love this. I love the colors and that striped paper is fantastic. Just what I love. Thank you so much for sharing.

  40. Crissie

    WOW! What awesome papers! And I totally love the stiches, too :) Thank you so much….I hope you enjoyed making these enough to make more.

  41. DigiDeb

    Great papers thanks! Pretty blog too. And your fonts, wow, what a treat! You are very talented, keep it up. Have a great day :)

  42. sohobutterfly

    Moooooooooooooooooore paper! *lol* Love the freebie kit, Mandy. THANKS. Once I do up some pages, I’ll be sure to give you a dingle so you can see them.

  43. Leslie

    This is my first time to your blog and I’ve gotta say that I LOVE IT along with the adorable kit you did! Thank you so much! You are going in my google reader, so I can watch for more of your great things! Thank you!!!!!

  44. Annette

    This kit is absolutely wonderful. I have told all of my friends about your website and they are hooked too. Thank you for the beautiful papers. I can’t wait to see more.

  45. Cindy

    Thank you so much for the freebie papers. They are beautiful colors and will work wonderful for the scrapbook pages I want to create for a 2 year old. Keep creating for those of us who aren’t able to.

  46. Miss CutiePie

    Hi!
    I just found your blog, and I’m just loving it!
    It’s the coolest blog I’ve ever seen, you are so talanted!
    Thanks a bunch for your wonderful kit!
    XOXO

  47. Jen W.

    Too late, I’m too excited lol! I’m so glad you made a scrapkit since I think you’re super talented (not to mention very organized). Thank you!

  48. TwoHeartsTogether

    Thanks Amanda! You are so talented at what you do and I am so grateful that you offer this to us (as well as the fonts) for FREE! I am featuring your site with a link to your kit tomorrow (Mon. 3/30) for my visitors to snag, I know they will love it as much as I do! I hope you do more in the future I LOVE YOUR STYLE :)

    ~Samantha at TwoHeartsTogether

    http://www.twoheartstogether.com

  49. Nicky

    Love, love, love the digi-pages- please give some insight as to how you did them- I’d love to try my hand at creating some myself-
    THanks for everything!

  50. Silvia

    Thank you for sharing, Amanda!!! Please make more kits! I like your site so much, particularly your scrapbook-room!!!
    Compliments!!!

  51. Larke

    I found your site from Stumble Upon and LOVE keeping up with all you do! You are so very talented and it’s obvious you have a very sweet spirit! I can’t wait to figure out what to do with this digi stuff!!!

    Thank you!

  52. Melissa

    OH, I’ve always wanted a tutorial for how you do your blog designs, now after this kit you HAVE GOT to tell me: HOW DO YOU DO IT???

  53. Erica

    Love it! Too cute! Love the colors! I’ve been looking for some new paper to make a new blog background and topper! Thanks!!! :) Yes, please make more!

  54. peaMissy

    So adorable, thank you so much for sharing it with us! Great colors and you hit all my faves … polka dots, stripes, and a damask type design! Woo hoo!

  55. Olga

    Great kit Amanda! Thanks for sharing. We want more..lol

    Ps. I like Joy’s idea… why don’t you start? You have 2 new customers..

  56. Pam

    Way to go! Thank you so much for sharing. I am trying to learn how to do this myself. I have photoshop CS4, but no clue where to start. If you have a moment and would not mind could you recommend some sites where maybe I could get some info! Thanks Pam

  57. Adriana Melges Q. Weingart

    If I like it?! I love it!!!!
    This kit is amazing!!! Sure I’ll use it soon and let you know!
    Thanks a lot!!!
    Adriana (from Brasil)

  58. Janice

    Great patterns and I love your color palette! Since I am an element fanatic, I hope you start making those too!

    THANK YOU AMANDA!

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