Thursday, February 19, 2009

2 New Tutorials - "Always A Dreamer" & "Mother Nature"

Sarah from Scraps by CWD has done it again!! Two gorgeous new tutorials using my newest kits. Thank you so much, Sarah!! :)

Always A Dreamer

This first tutorial is called "Always A Dreamer", which uses my "Heidi" kit (available exclusively at TKO Scraps!)

Mother Nature

And the second is called "Mother Nature", and it uses my newest kit, "Beauty of Spring" (again, available exclusively at TKO Scraps)

If you're a tagger, please check out Sarah's tutorials. Just click on the tags above to go to the tut page.

Enjoy! :)

Freebie: HEIDI Quickpage (Personal Use Only)

A huge thank you goes out to Pix @ Kissed by Pix for making this gorgeous QP using my "Heidi" kit (available exclusively at TKO Scraps).

Please remember that it's for personal use only!

Also, it's a full-sized page (3600x3600 pixels) - but can easily be resized to make it smaller.

As always, click the preview above to go to the download page! :)


Wednesday, February 18, 2009

BEAUTY OF SPRING -- available at TKO Scraps

My new kit, Beauty of Spring, is available exclusively at TKO Scraps for $3.00 (US).

It's tagger-sized, and for personal use only - it's 300 dpi and comes with:

20 papers, in jpg format
36 alphabet & number stickers, in png format

46 embellishments, all png. format:
7 bows
7 leaf frames
6 brads (5 coloured, one clear glass)
6 glitter curl doodles
5 ribbons
5 buttons
4 flowers
3 leaves
1 postage stamp
1 polaroid-type frame
1 tag


Freebie: BEAUTY OF SPRING Sampler Kit (Personal Use Only)

I've just released a brand new tagger-size kit at TKO Scraps called "Beauty of Spring".

As I have with my other new releases, I've made up a little sampler kit for you to see what the full kit is like.

click the preview to go directly to the download page

For information about the full kit, please see the post above this one! :)


Tuesday, February 17, 2009

TKO's Charity Kit - "Have a Heart"

Some of the designers at TKO Scraps have put together a fantastic charity kit called "Have A Heart", with all sales going to the American Heart Association.

I was shocked to learn that heart disease is the number 1 killer of women in the United States! All the money raised with the sale of this kit will go directly to the AHA - to help fund research and education to fight heart disease!

It's a full-size personal use kit, and contains 20 papers (in jpg format) and 95 elements (in png format)...and it's only $1.00 for a limited time only!!

Have A Heart charity kit

A huge thanks goes out to the designers who put this kit together...KissedbyPix, KissedbyCari, Lost In Scraps, Linda's Dream Designs & KC's Scrappin Santuary. They did a fantastic job, don't you think?!?

Oh...and if you purchase this kit, and mention in your comments before you check-out and pay for your kit, that "Liv Luvs Scraps sent me", then email me (my email address is in my TOU) with your name (as you've signed up at TKO Scraps - to purchase your kit) and your favourite colour scheme (you can send a picture, or just say "I like dark pinks/purples"...etc) and I will design a freebie kit with that colour scheme and whatever theme you like (nothing rude, crude or disgusting!), and it will be featured on this blog, and available for people to download!! You'll have a kit named after you or named after whatever you'd like!!

For example, if you love dark pinks & purples, rock music and the word "Rockstar"- I'll make a rock music-themed kit, featuring your favourite colours, and it'll be called "Rockstar"!! Plus, it'll say in the TOU and on the preview that it's made especially for you! :)

I hope I've made sense! :)

Til next time...

Monday, February 16, 2009

I've been challenged! :)

I have been challenged by Linda @ Linda's Dream Designs!!
Thanks Linda!!! :) Please check out her blog...some fantastic scrapping supplies there! :)

Edited to add: I was also challenged by Laura @ Laura's Designz! Thanks, Laura!! :)

These are the challenge instructions:
Go to your photo folder in your computer.
Go to the 6th folder of the photos.
Go to the sixth picture.
Put the picture on your blog and description of it.
Invite six friends to join the challenge.
Link them in your blog and let them know they have been challenged.

Our pond

This is the pond in our backyard. I took this photo last year (in January, if I remember correctly). My mum built it herself -- isn't she clever?!? I think it's gorgeous!! :)
Our back yard is half-Balinese themed - which is where our pond is...see the little house up the back? That's a lantern from Bali! Cute, huh? We have fish in our pond too...lots of them! We only had 4 originally - one died, and then one day, after mum put some pond weed she bought from a garden shop in it, all of a sudden there were dozens of baby fish in there!! We don't know exactly how many, but there's a few! :)
[In case anyone's wondering, the other half of the garden is herbs/vegetables!]

Now...who shall I challenge... Oh, I know!! The following 6 ladies I met during the One World, One Heart event - which was so much fun!! I really want to participate next year! :) All 6 have since either popped by my blog to say hi or emailed me!! Therefore, I'd like to give them this challenge...I'm sure it'd be simple for them...I reckon they'd have HEAPS of photos on their computers! :)

1. Lorri @ ARTIVITY - Lorri is a fellow Aussie, and a fantastic artist!! I love her "Susan" artwork...beautiful...after you check out her blog, have a look at her Etsy store to get more of a feel for what she makes! :) [I was priveleged enough to win an ATC from Lorri! I can't wait til it arrives!!]
2. Julie @ Oakleaf Hollow Primitives - really beautiful art! [I also won a prize from Julie - a handpainted artwork on a softball! Too cute -- I can't wait until it gets here!!]
3. Diane @ Angel Feather Designs - a new blogger, but I'm sure she'll get the hang of it and be as obsessed about updating it as a lot of us!! :)
4. Tinker Art - the painting she gave away for OWOH was so pretty!!
5. Terri @ Life With Terri - a very creative lady...her cards are gorgeous! And she shares some really great ideas for stamping and quilting... and she has a cute little "fur baby" (Lily, the dog)!!
6. Denise Elizabeth @ Hope Tree Studio - her Etsy store has got some gorgeous items in it!! Her "music note heart art photograph" (as it's called in the store) has caught my eye...I love anything music-related!! :)

Anyway - please check out these six blogs!! :)


Sunday, February 15, 2009

HEIDI -- available at TKO Scraps

My new kit, Heidi, is available exclusively at TKO Scraps for $3.00 (US).

It's tagger-sized, and for personal use only - it's 200 dpi and comes with:
12 Papers, in Jpg. format

29 embellishments, all in Png. format:
6 buttons
4 bows
4 ric-rac ribbons
3 hinges
3 glass hearts
2 layered flowers
2 wire words (silver)
2 wire words (gold)
1 frame
1 frangipani flower
1 felt heart


Freebie: HEIDI Sampler Kit (Personal Use Only)

I have released a new kit called "Heidi" -- it's available exclusive at TKO Scraps.

As a little treat - something I plan to do for most, if not all of my new kits - here is a little sampler kit to whet your appetite!! :)

click the preview to go directly to the download page

For information about the full kit, please see the post above this one! :)


Saturday, February 14, 2009

New tutorial - "Make me Blush"...and an award!!

A huge thank you to Sarah from Scraps by CWD for making me another tag & tutorial!! :)

This time, using my new kit, "Blushing" - which is available exclusively at TKO Scraps!

Make Me Blush

Click on the tag to check out the tutorial!! :)

Also, Sarah has given me an award!! :)


The rules for this award are:
1. Put the logo on your blog or post. (Right click on the logo and save to your own computer.)

2. Nominate at least 10 blogs which show great attitude and/or gratitude!

3. Link to your nominees within your post.

4. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.

5. Share the love and link to this post with the person from whom you received your award.

Oh man..I gave an award to 15 blogs the other I have to link to another 10 more?!? LOL
I'm just gonna cheat a little...

I'm awarding this to all the Muse Inspired ladies!!! :)

All their links are on the right-hand side of this blog (under the beautiful MI blinkie) -- please check them all out!! :)

Enjoy! :)

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Liv Luvs Scraps @ TKO Scraps

Well, I've gone and done it!! :)

A big thank you to the ladies at TKO Scraps for accepting me to join their wonderful group, and sell my kits in their fantastic store!! :)

[Please check it out...there are some really pretty items available...]

Now, without further ado...

Blushing is my very first kit available for purchase!! :)
It's tagger-sized, and for personal use only - it's 200 dpi and comes with:

12 Papers, in Jpg. format
28 embellishments, all in Png. format:
6 ribbons
4 photo prongs
2 heart charms
2 buttons
2 glass flowers
2 satin flowers
1 butterfly
1 glitter heart
1 hanging heart charm
1 vintage-style brooch with roses
1 bow
1 fan
1 heart gem
1 tag w/tartan bow
1 tag
1 tartan bow

Blushing is available exclusively at TKO Scraps for $3.00 (US).


Freebie: BLUSHING Sampler Kit (Personal Use Only)

To celebrate the release of my very first kit for sale, "Blushing", I've decided to give you all a free sampler kit, which includes 2 papers and 3 elements.

Yes, I know it's only small...but I hope it gives you a taste of what the full kit's all about! :)

click the preview to go directly to the download page

For information about the full kit, please see the post above this one! :)


Tuesday, February 10, 2009

I am sooooooooooooo spoilt!!! LOL

Wow!!! I have been spoilt the past couple of days...

First... Sarah from Scraps by CWD has designed not one, but TWO tutorials using my supplies!!

This first one is called "Forget Me Not" and it uses my 'Beyond the Sea' kit. Just click the tag to go to the tutorial.

Forget Me Not

And this one is called "Punk Rock Star" and it uses my new 'Eclectic' kit. Again, just click the tag to go to the tutorial.

Punk Rock Star

And secondly...I got given this great award from Paola @ Mundo Grafico.


The Premio Dardos award acknowledges the values that every blogger shows in their effort to transmit cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values every day.

The rules are:

1) Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person that has granted the award and his or her blog link.

2) Pass the award to other 15 blogs that are worthy of this acknowledgment. Remember to contact each of them to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

15 blogs?? That's a lot...but I think I can come up with 15 worthy recipients, friends from the digi-scrap world, new friends from the art world, and one of my best friends on the net! :)

1) Sarah @ Scraps by CWD -- not only does she have some great tutorials, but she designs scraps as well!! I love her new "I ♥ Sleepovers"* kit...very cute! Please check her out!
2) Pix @ Kissed by Pix -- the fearless leader of Team Kissed and Muse her to bits, and love her work as well! :) Check out the Team Kissed store, TKO Scraps...some fabulous supplies over there!
3) Cari @ Kissed by Cari -- her kits are really cute! Her & Pix worked on a "Best Friends Forever"* kit which is fantastic!
4) Helly @ Designs by Helly -- Helly is an amazing designer...when I grow up, I want to design like her!! :) Her newest kit is called "I'll Fly Away"* and it's stunning!!
5) Leigh @ Heartfelt Perfections -- Leigh's newest tagger-sized kit, "KissyPoo"*, is toooooo cute!!!
6) Delicious Scraps -- not only really generous with the CU products, but a great kit designer as well!! I love "Cherries on Ice"*!
7) Flashgraphics -- lots of great kits and of my favourite kits is "Coffee Break"*
8) Stefania @ Gufobardo -- my new Italian friend does beautiful work!! Dolls, jewellery, art... Check out her blog, then go to her Etsy store...she really makes some amazing things!!
9) Laura @ Laura's Designz (aka Bitz 'N' Bobz By Loz) -- one of my first visitors to my blog...and a fantastic designer and tutorial writer! Her newest kit is so's called "Diva Fever"*. Another one added to my list of kits to buy!! :)
10) Debbie @ Mystic Inc Design -- she makes gorgeous tags and great kits too!! Her free kit "Winter Dreams" is beautiful!!
11) LC @ Lost-In-Scraps -- a fellow newbie to digi-scrapping...but you can't tell!! Her contribution to the Valentine blog train is amazing!! And check out LC's tags as well!
12) Danielle @ DMK Designs -- one of my MIL friends as well, a very talented designer! Her "Kiss Me At Midnight"* new year kit is so cool!!!
13) Rebecca @ Twin Mom Scraps -- ok, I have to admit that I've not had the chance to correspong with her yet, but I am a huge fan of her designs! Her St Patrick's Day kit, "Lucky Me"* is so cool!
14) Bel Vidotti Scraps -- another designer I haven't really been in contact with, but I'm a huge fan of Bel Vidotti's designs!!
15) My friend Don "Showbizbuff" @ Reel 2 Reel Reviews -- this is his film review blog - he is such a fantastic writer...if he says it's a good movie, I want to watch it, based on what he writes about it! :) It is such a privelege to have a friend like Don! :)

Phew...there...I made it!! :)

Please, please visit each of these blogs if you can!!

Thanks so much for everyone who's visited my little corner of blog-land lately!! I really appreciate it!

Talk soon!!


* = I wish I could buy it, but I have NO money right now!! :) Maybe soon! :)

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Freebie Kit: ECLECTIC (Personal-Use Only)

Hello hello!!!

Well, it's time for a new free kit! :)

This kit came about because I came across a colour palette in my folder (yep, I save all colour ideas...) that appealed to me as something different...unique...eclectic...and I thought "BINGO, that sounds like a good name for a kit!" So I worked on it, and came up with this:

click the preview to go directly to the download page

I like the way it turned out! :) I really hope someone out there finds a use for it!! :)

If you do download it, please leave a comment (either with this message, on the 4shared page or in my chat box on the right of my blog). I would really appreciate it! :)


Monday, February 2, 2009

Coming Soon...

Hello there!

Apologies for not posting in the past week and a bit...won't go into details, if that's ok with you! :)

I'm going to (hopefully) start selling some kits soon through my blog.

So far, I've made 2 tagger-sized kits, both of which feature pink as a main colour, but are completely different!! :)

Here are 2 "sneak peak" previews...I'm not going to show you the whole kit...otherwise it'll spoil the surprise, but hopefully you'll get a taste of what's to come! :)

Until then, I'd love to hear what kind of themes, colours etc you would like to see in upcoming kits! :) Please leave a comment. I would love to hear from you!

Til next time,

Quiz: "What's Your Medieval Profession?"

You Are a Jester

You are a natural entertainer. You can get a laugh from the toughest of crowds.

You make friends very easily. You tend to know a lot of popular, rich, and powerful people.

You are also good at playing politics. You know how to get along with many factions without upsetting anyone.

In modern times, you would make a good actor or world leader.