Friday, November 28, 2008

It's Black Friday!

Good Morning and Happy (belated) Thanksgiving!
I'm still pretty busy with moving and setting up a new household, but I did want to tell you guys about a sale going on for Black Friday at Angelic Scraps.
A whole bunch of designers have their products on sale today (many for the entire weekend). You can get my scripts for 20% off! So, take this opportunity to save some bucks! My scripts will be on sale through the weekend.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Sorry For Being MIA!

Hi Everyone!

I've been seriously MIA for a while now and I am so sorry to any of you that might have missed me.
I just wanted you all to know that I'm in the middle of moving 2 households (mine and my parents) to another city. So, things have been a little crazy for me.
I hope to be working on a new Thanksgiving-ish layout for my blog very soon. So, watch for that. And of course, I hope to come up with a few more new scripts and/or scrap elements.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

*NEW* PSP Script - Special Ric-Rac Freebie!

I have a freebie for all of you! It's a fancy edged ric-rac for taggers. Since it's for taggers, it's done at 72 DPI. This is for personal use ONLY! (This mean you cannot use it to make ric-rac for kits and then sell that kit. You can make ric-rac for kits that are freebie kits, though.)

You can get this freebie script at HERE. Registered & Protected
(link updated 4/24/10)

*NEW* PSP Script - 5 Heart Flower

Here is a new script for all you fabulous taggers!

This script is written for taggers in 72 DPI. It will make a triple-layered flower. Choose any material you wish to match your creations. The layers are left unmerged for mixing and matching of layers or just use 1 or 2 layers to make a completely different flower! This script is commercial-use OK. This script was made with version 8.1 and has been tested in all versions up to 12.

Click below to buy this script now!

This Blog Has A Heart!

I've been pretty busy lately and not been able to stop by my blog for a few days. Sorry friends! But I have come back to find a few awards left by some of my fellow bloggers!

Kimmie has awarded me the first one. She says my blog has a heart....awwwwww! Thank you Kim! Please visit her blog (she's got some neat stuff there). I'm supposed to pass this award on to fellow scrappers, artists or friends. So, I'm going to give this to:

Chynna at
Ruth at
Kristina at
Kelly at

The other awards that I received were from RyLee of RyLee's This N That Scraps and Kristina of Sweet Angel Scraps. These lovely ladies awarded me with the Promenade Award (Friendship Around The World). I received that one last week and have to think of who to pass that one to, so I'll get back to you.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

New Store

I am happy to announce that my products are now sold at This is a great new(ish) store with lots of different scrap needs. And I'm very happy to join them!

Click the banner to go to my products at Creative-Juices!
Post edited April 26, 2010

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Seasonal Blog Design

Good Evening, Everyone!

I have changed the blog design layout to something more "Halloween-ish". The very cute papers I used are by Chynna and you can pick up her freebie kit "Boo!" at her blog.


*NEW* PSP Script - Stitched Paper Frame

I have another script available for purcahse. It's made for taggers at 72 DPI. You can choose any material you want and the color of your stitching is your choice too!

Click below to buy this script now!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Swamped & Proximidade Award

Good Evening, Friends!

I've been away for a bit as I've been super swamped at work with month end and all the wonderful financial reports that go with that (they're not done yet) and the annual anniversary dinner and auction at work that was held on this past Thursday evening. To top those off was me getting a doozy of a cold on Tuesday night/Wednesday morning. Oh man, I have been so miserable. I went to bed early on Wednesday (thank goodness for DVR's - I didn't miss the great new Wednesday night shows). Thursday, I was at work early and didn't get to bed until 12:30 AM Friday. I did leave work at 1:45 yesterday and was napping by 2 PM. My lungs were so rattly, I thought I was a smoker again! AND I took a giant nap today, woohoo!

Anyway...I log into the blog today and I have over 10,000 hits! WOW! And I have a new award that was given to me by Krissy at Krissy's Scraps. Thank you so much, friend!

This award is called the "Proximidade Award" or "Friendship Around The World Award". Originally, this award was written in spanish, but it translates to highlight blogs that are pleasing or special in some way, but also to extend the hand of friendship around the world. And I am all for reaching out to our friends on the other side of this world along with my neighborhood friends. And now I am supposed to pass this award on to 8 great blogs. They are:

Chynna - Blame Chynna (Canada)
Rose - Cinnamon Scraps (Italy)
Kitty - A Story Time (Indonesia)
Conny - VanillaDesignz (Germany)
Lisa - Sophisticated Scraps (New Zealand)
Sabre - The Quill and Parchment (USA)
Clarey - Clarey's Designz (UK)
Vix - VixPSP (UK)
Give these blogs a visit. I'm sure you'll find some great works there!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

An Award from Tammy!

Tammy of This'n' That have given me an award! Thank you, Tammy!

The rules of the award are: 1. The winner can put the logo on her blog (see it above, LOL!)
2. Link the person you received your award from (Tammy's link is above too).
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the girls you've nominated.

I wish to nominate some of my compadres from Angelic Scraps:

InkkFreakk at EklekticKolordDreamz
Jennifer at Girlfriend Designz
Patty at Honored Scraps
Kay at Kooky Kays Scrapz
Krissy at Krissy's Scraps
Misspigwa at Misspigwa's World
Kristina at Sweet Angel Scraps

NEW Scripts Available! - 2 of them!

A couple of new scripts showed up at Angelic Scraps today.
First we have a full size ric-rac. Two versions are available for the price of one. It is done at 300 DPI with the finished product being 3600 pixels wide.

Click below to buy this script now! Registered & Protected

Next we have a Bit O'Ribbon for you to add to your kits and tags. This also has 2 versions for the price of one. It is done in 72 DPI and is intended for taggers.


Click below to buy this script now!

NEW Taggers Freebie - Black & Orange Frames

I have a PNG Freebie for you taggers out there! Perfect for your Halloween tagging....these frames are 72 DPI and can be used in Photoshop too! I could see some really cute elements added to these frames along with a great tube and you've got a fantastic tag!
(preview shown at 50%)
Get the freebie HERE.
Oh! And my pal, Chynna has a great Halloween kit that has some stuff that would look really good with these. Check out her blog for those!

Monday, September 22, 2008

You try to do something nice!

I am pretty sad and upset at the moment.

I'm contemplating not doing freebie scripts anymore. The reason why is someone in a digital scrap group where I announced my freebie has come out with a kit and is going to sell ribbons in her "store" (which will be opening soon) that matches my fancy edged ribbon. I can lay one of my ribbons on top of their preview and it matches in all curves and shading.

If you download and use any of my freebies, please read the terms of use! No one but me is going to profit from my work. Writing a script takes hours. So, no kits or elements or embellishments that are made using any of my scripts may be sold. The work is protected by copyright.

Even if you were going to offer a freebie kit or set of elements or embellishments, it requires credit back to me.

So, when I yank my freebies, you can thank that person for spoiling it for the rest of you.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Freebie Fancy Edge Ribbon PSP Ribbon Script

Good Morning, Everyone!

I have a new freebie script for all of you. This is intended for taggers as it only makes a strip of ribbon that is 700 pixels wide. It is 72 DPI.

You can find it HERE.

(link removed March 27, 2011)

Monday, September 15, 2008

*NEW* PSP Script - Soft Bow

Coming soon to Angelic Scraps is this Soft Bow Script. As of this moment, it's not up in the store (due to electricity issues) watch for it!

In the meantime, you can grab a freebie using the soft bow at Scrapin' Daisy or Blame Chynna.
Preview below:


Click below to buy this script now!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

*NEW* PSP Scripts!! 2 of them!

First, we have the ItsMyBlossom script. It is written for taggers, in 72 DPI. It will make a flower where the flower petals, flower center and leaves are all separate and unmerged for greater flexibility. This script is commercial use OK and has been tested in version 8.1 through version 11.


Click below to buy this script now!

Next, we have the TriRibbon Snip. It is written for taggers, in 72 DPI. It will make 2 segments of ribbon and a segment of ric-rac and staple them together. You will have the ability to choose your material for both. This script is commercial use OK and has been tested in version 8.1 through version 11.


Click below to buy this script now!

*NEW* PSP Script - Folded Star

This script is written for taggers, in 72 DPI. It will make a folded star. It is flexible in the type of material you can use (a color, pattern, stripe). This script is not like the free version. The difference is that it will retain the proper style of the material used (i.e. a stripe material will truly look like it was one long strip folded into a star). This script is also commercial use. This script was made with version 8.1 and has been tested in all versions up to 11.


Click below to buy this script now!

Funky Oils 2 Mini Kit

As I mentioned in my post a few minutes ago, I was working on another mini kit. Here it is. Another in the Funky Oils bunch.

Get the kit HERE.

Funky Oils - Frames replacement

I discovered while I was making another mini kit that the frames from the Funky Oils Mini Kit were not transparent PNG files. So, I redid them.


Thursday, September 11, 2008

*NEW* PSP Script - Eyelet & Lacing

This script is written for taggers, in 72 DPI. It will make eyelets in silver and gold as well as a plain lace and a tied lace. It is flexible in the type of material you can use (a color, pattern, stripe). The eyelets are layed out so that they are exactly where you need them for the laces. Use your selection tool to choose a single lace and use alone or to make a large segment of lacing. The eyelets and 2 styles of laces are unmerged. This script is commercial use. This script was made with version 8.1 and has been tested in all versions up to 11.


Click below to buy this script now!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Grosgrain Flower Template

Here's a freebie element for personal use for you to colorize. It is in PNG format and 72 DPI.
Grab the file HERE.

*NEW* PSP Script - Folded Ribbon Flower

This script is written for taggers, in 72 DPI. It will make a ribbon-like folded flower. It is flexible in the type of material you can use (single color, 2 colors, pattern, stripe). The flower center and leaves are separated (unmerged) from the flower. This script is commercial use. This script was made with version 8.1 and has been tested in all versions up to 11.


Click below to buy this script now!

*NEW* PSP Script - Folded Diamond

This script is written for taggers, in 72 DPI. It will make a ribbon-like folded diamond. It is flexible in the type of material you can use (single color, 2 colors, pattern, stripe). This script is commercial use. This script was made with version 8.1 and has been tested in all versions up to 11.


Click below to buy this script now!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Funky Oils IM Stats

I've had some very nice comments on my Funky Oils mini-kit and the Incredimail stationary I made with the flowers from that kit. I thought I'd post them here for anyone to grab.
Grab the mauve version HERE.

Grab the green verion HERE.

I did it again!

I changed the blog design again! I wanted a warmer, more fall-like feel. So, here it is. I used my Pretty Earthy Colors kit.



Thursday, September 4, 2008

Funky Oils Mini Kit

I have a new mini kit for you. I made everything in this kit myself.

Grab the kit HERE.
(This download link was updated on 9/13 to fix frames, which were not transparent PNGs.)

Upcoming Changes

I just wanted to give you guys a little bit of a scoop.

I've been making scripts, some of which you all have gotten to snag already. But the rest that I have right now are going to be commercial use ones and I will be selling them. Yup, I've got some super cool scripts for your tagging pleasure that I will be making available to you for a small fee. Don't worry though....I'll still have freebies!

I had hoped to find a store to sell in, but there are so many out there, it's mind-boggling. I've decided I'm just going to do it myself right from my blog. I just need to figure out the Pay Pal and shopping cart thing.

I'm pretty excited about this and hope that you guys are too!


My Blog is Loved!

Awwwwww......Kimmie loves my blog! She awarded me with this lovely recognition and I'm so proud. I found the other day that my friend Chynna had awarded me the same recognition but I was pretty wrapped up in home life that I didn't do anything about that right away and I then forgot. Anyway...... Thank you, Kim!
Now I get to recognize 7 other wonderful blogs.
Tracey - Such a friendly looking blog!
Kelly - She's got some cute stuff over there!
Tina - She also has some great stuff!
Faerie - She's showing off some of her great tags!
Paula - Wow, some nice shares over here!
Helga - Wow, some more really nice shares!
PeggyJo - New & warm & inviting!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

I've gotten an award!

And I'm tickled aqua & melon about it!

Thank you, RyLee for giving me this award! It means very much to me.

So, I'm supposed to pass this one to 7 other people. This is really hard, but I am going to give this to some of the blogs that have impressed me.

Chynna - Who draws all of her own scraps!

Ruth - You don't get better support than her!

Lacy - Her blog design is really fantastic!

Sheri - A dear friend that has a fabulous blog design too!

Beth - An inspiration and a friend with another beautiful blog!

Lori - Who has been so generous with her doodles for so long!

And finally I'm giving this right back to RyLee ( cuz I had no idea that this sweet lady had a blog until she gave me this award. Thank you!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Blog Make-Over

I've visited lots of blogs lately and it inspired me to try and do something more with mine. So, I worked on it most of today. Trying to figure out the right place to put a code was mind-boggling, but I persisted! I'm very happy with how it turned out. The only issue I still have is my header is not quite centered and it should be! If anyone out there knows how to fix this, let me know!



Freebie Eyelet & Lacing to Colorize

Good morning, again!

Here is a colorizing freebie. There is a single layered PNG file that you put a selection around what you want to use (colorize).

I hope you guys have some fun with it.


Get the freebie HERE.

Happy Labor Day!

Good Morning, Everyone!

It's September 1st today........where has the summer gone?

Yesterday was my baby's 21st birthday. WOW! What an interesting experience that was on Saturday night to Sunday morning. Kyle hooked up with his big sister and her boyfriend and friends and Kyle's friends that are already 21 joined them as well. I have to say that I am proud of my daughter. As expected, there was lots of drinking and Kyle drank to excess. He apparently puked all over the patio when they got home after the bars closed. But....big sister to the rescue. She took care of him and made him stay awake until he was not so drunk. She plied him full of water and whatever else. When he woke up on Sunday (early) afternoon, he said he felt good other than being tired.

I love the fall. The cooler breezes are so welcome but here is September and we're going to be around 90 degrees the next couple of days. It's a good thing I'm a patient person.

I have had a very very busy week at work, but I did manage a freebie for you yesterday. I will be back in a bit with that posted for you all.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Fat Bow to Colorize

I've been working on making my very first bow, all hand-drawn. I didn't script it but I made it into a template for you all to use and colorize. It is 72 DPI and PNG format. I hope someone can use it.


Grab it HERE.

(preview below shown at 80%)

Sunday, August 24, 2008

6,000 hits!!!

Who will be my 6,000th hit? If it's you, shout at me!!!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

TOU for Free-To-Use Scripts

A friend asked me today if it was OK to use my scripts to make elements for one of her scrap kits. I thought I had answered that question in my TOU, but when I re-read them, I see that I was unclear. So, I'm going to post my TOU for those purposes here.

(you might want to paste this into a notepad document and save them)

Terms of Use for Free To Use Scripts
© Karin Herd 2008

It's very simple, really. I created this script, so please do not claim as your own. This script is intended for PERSONAL USE ONLY! This means you cannot use it to make this for a scrap kit and then sell the kit. Or, use it in a tag and then sell the tag. If anyone is going to make money off of this FREE script, it's me! I'm sure you can understand that.

Personal use includes making scraps for your own FREE-TO-USE kits that you'd like to share.

I'd love for you to tell your friends about my script(s), but please do not share the script. Please send your friends to my blog, instead. I'd also appreciate it if you would mention my blog if you make elements for a kit from one of my scripts.

Other questions? Just ask me!


Karin Herd

Post Amended April 25, 2010: e-mail: -

Thursday, August 21, 2008

I've Been Tagged!

I've been tagged by the talented Ruth at:

These are the rules:

1. Link your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

My 7 facts are ...

1. I turned 48 years old on August 5th.
2. I cut off over 10" of hair just before my birthday. It was donated to Locks of Love.
3. I have been going by the name ItsMeKarin since 1992 (on AOL).
4. I have worked in the accounting field for all of my adult working life. And I have always hated it.
5. I am a cancer survivor. I was diagnosed almost 10 years ago (Oct. 1998). My last surgery was May 1999 and have been cancer-free since.
6. I have a daughter that is a reporter and a son that is a manger for a retail auto parts store and a step son that is starting college after working for a year after high school.
7. I have 2 fawn great danes. Toby is 3 y/o and Murphy just turned 1 y/o.

I am tagging:

Freebie Mum Script

Hiya Friends!

I made this PSP script about a week and a half ago and I'm finally sharing it with you. It will make a flower that looks sort of like a mum or daisy with lots of petals. (preview below) I hope someone out there enjoys using it!


Get it HERE.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Folded Star PSP Script

Hi Everyone!

I hope you all are having a great day! I've got another script to share with you and I hope you like it. If you download it, please read the instructions and TOU's in the zip file. Below is a preview of what the script will do for you.

Go and get it HERE.
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Monday, August 11, 2008

PSP Ric-Rac Script

Hi Everyone!

I've been tagging for a little more than 4 years. A couple of years ago, I started doing a little bit of scripting (very simple, adding effects to a name for mass tag creation).

When I started making scraps, I'd work on something until it was how I liked it and then I'd script it for myself so I could make it over and over for kits or whatever. So, now I'm going to share this one with all of you. I redid this script so it is interactive for easier use by you.

I truly would appreciate your comments if you go ahead and download it, so please comment! Also, please make sure you read my instructions and TOU in the zip file.

Get the script HERE.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Be A Star And Sparkle!

Life continues to be chaotic for me and when I wanted to make something for Independence Day, all I could muster by then was the patriotic Ric-Rac (included in this kit). A week later, I started to get inspiration for more bits and this kit was born. There are a bunch more elements than what you see in the preview. I hope someone enjoys this kit. NOTE: This kit is intended for tagging (72 DPI).

Get it HERE.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Incredimail Stat with Earthy Flowers


For those of you that are into Incredimail, here is a stat made from the small flower elements from the Earthy colors kit.

Get it HERE.

Pretty Earthy Go-With Elements

Here are some more elements that go with the main Pretty Earthy Colors kit (previous post).

Get the Small Flowers.

Get the Frayed Circle Frames.

Get the Dangles.

Get the Ric-Rac.