Saturday, February 28, 2009

A HERITAGE kit this time!

Yea! I just LOVE doing my family genealogy (although, I admit....digiscrappin has taken over a big portion of the time I used to spend doing it.) At My Scrap Shop, the theme for Feb was Heritage/Vintage and every posting bonus was designed with this theme in mind.

One of the challenges they have there is the Members Design A Kit, or DAK for short. Trish picked the color pallette for this from a site for old house colors. Here's the link to where she got the idea. There are some interesting color names there like DRAB, SHUTTER GREEN and Inside White vs. Outside White. LOL! But they made for interesting colors for my Heritage kit.

It's just a mini this time, 12 papers and a few embies. One is an 1870 US Fed Census that I "doctored" up to look older than the scanned images at (which is where I got this one listing one of my ancestors.) Hope you like it.

I only had 2 days as I did Kimb's challenge first and that was after procrastinating on it for about 2 weeks. (grin) Well, I do tend to put things off 'till the last minute. LOL! So, anyway, I will probably get around to doing an add-on to this one as I like heritage kits so well. And the wordart add-on that I did for Grandmother's Parlor will go with this kit nicely, too! I especially like my gold scrollwork that you could use as a border on any of the papers and the scenery of the barn is a picture I took of the old barn at the family farm that's been in our extended family since the early 1800's.

Here's the preview:

And here's the links to download:

Elements 1

Elements 2

Papers 1

Papers 2

So that's it for this weekend. Hope you can use this kit for your own family tree pages!


Digi Free said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 28 Feb [LA 07:00pm, NY 10:00pm] - 01 Mar [UK 03:00am, OZ 02:00pm] ).

Simone said...

What a wonderful kit thanks so much

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Thank You very much for creating and sharing this Beautiful Kit..!
Perfect for Masculine Layouts!!

Anonymous said...

Another masterpiece.Thank you so much and I will try to get a layout done.I am on my 7th ---12 hour nightshift so eye is a little dazzed he he.

eilajean said...

Wow Melanie - I love the richness of the colors, and what you have done with them... You are quickly ranking quite high on my list of FAV designers. Thanks so much for sharing!


Oh yeah - 62 and SUNNY in Montana today...

CreativeBusyHands-Scrapbook Freebies Search said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Scrapbook Freebies Search List, under the Kit(s) post on Mar. 02, 2009. Thanks again.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing!!!!! It look's great!!!

Crops said...

WOWSER of a kit!!!! Thanks sooo much!!!! I LOVE it!!!
Just poppin in to see how things are doing with you, gosh, I am dead on me feet, hitting the hay early tonight...gotta work again in the morn, ughhhhhh! LOL

my word today is barryin, that is opposed to barryout???? whatever! LOL
Have a good one and get crackin on the CC, see I didn't cheat, heck I didn't even start it yet! LOL

eilajean said...

Hi Melanie,

Wanted to pop in to let you know our 62 degrees was VERY short lived... 11 degrees when I got up this AM... so I am sending that raspberry RIGHT BACK ATCHA!!! Also thanks again for this awesome kit - I am actually just popping in to grab it and maybe play with it to see what I can come up with.

Hope the sun is shining in your neck of the woods!



eilajean said...

"Pllbbbbttttt""Pllbbbbttttt" For 84 - you get TWO RASPBERRIES!!!!!

9 here this AM - "Pllbbbbttttt"

Think I'll throw one more in for good measure! Winter is alive and kicking in Montana.

Have a great day...


Too funny todays letters spell "daywas"

Mrs. JayBob said...

Love this kit! Thanks for your positive comments on my kits, it means a lot!

GSCreations said...

Hi Melanie!
OOOOOOOhhh your kit is EQUISITE!! Love those colours and your scrollwork, beautiful!!

Cadens growing so quickly, everyday she seems to expand.........(kims rite maybe i must stop feeding her fertilizer LOL)
Have a fantastic day

Jazzy said...

Just popping in to say hello..your new kit is know how I love heritage layouts..thanks for sharing it.

eilajean said...


Just popping in to say hello - hope you have not posted because you are out having a wonderful time in your Springtime!!!!

Polar hugs,


Yvette said...

Love all the textures and patterns. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Thanks you for sharing your beautiful freebies Mel and keep up the good work,Moonlightpearl.

clubiani said...

Wow! This is beautiful! thanks so much