Tuesday, June 21, 2011

New Scrap Watermelon Summer

Hey, I'm on a roll! Two scrap kits in the same month! Just finished the new one, Watermelon Summer, last night.... or should I say this morning, because it was four a.m. when I finished it!

Why Watermelon Summer? When I was a kid, back in the early 30's, as a friend of mine used to say, my great grandparents had a farm in Cass County, Texas, and one of my favorite pastimes was going out to the farm for the weekend. There was a pot load of cousins who would come, too, because Sunday dinner at Grandmother's was a not-to-be-missed occasion. We would help Grandmother with some of the chores, like milking the cow, gathering eggs, and feeding the chickens. But one of our favorite things was when we could sneak off into the watermelon patch and eat the watermelons, sitting out in the middle of the rows. They were better tasting than any watermelon I've eaten since. Even Granddaddy finding us eating the melons and threatening to take a switch us all couldn't change the enjoyment of eating them.

Anyway, the prieview is below. Anyone who would like to have the kit can email me and I;ll be happy to send it off.


Friday, June 3, 2011

New Scrap: Ice Cream Shop

Yesterday, I had an 'Aha!' moment when I finally discovered the wonders of the autocrop tool on my PSP. It was an ephiphany because it made me start looking at all my scraps and discovering that I had been leaving a lot of blank space around them, thus making my kits bigger in size. Then, I started checking out the kits I had snagged from other people and discovered that I wasn't the only one who was adding nothing (as in blank space around the graphics)... a lot of other scrappers were doing it, too.

Now, I'm not the blank space police, but I have seen kits by scrappers who apparently love kits with hundreds of pieces, (and there's nothing wrong with that) but the kits wind up being divided amongst five files, even on Megaupload. I have to pass so many of them up because I only have my little netbook with its teeny tiny memory, and I got no place to put them! I've already filled up two 8 gig flash drives with stuff and just started on a 4 gig. So, it would be most thoughtful if my fellow scrappers could start cropping the blank spaces of their graphics, not only for my sake and that of other scrap lovers, but it would probably take a load off of their own memories!

Okay, enough soap-boxing for the nonce. I have been dreaming of ice cream lately, and so I cobbled up this little kit for those who share that obsession. Of, course, these days, I have to resort to the low sugar alternatives bt they still taste yummy! Anyone who would like to have the kit can email me at penneyn@gmail.com and I'll be happy to send it off!
The preview is below.