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Jasia
07-18-2007, 03:40 PM
Hi Everyone,
I'm not a designer and I'm fairly new to the world of digi-scrapping. I hope I'm not out of line here but I'd like to throw out a request... several actually. I'm a genealogist and I'm constantly looking for themes that are time (era) specific to use with my collection of old family photos. Vintage is nice but most of the time it's Victorian in nature (1880s-1910s). I'd love to see some kits designed with themes for different eras like the "Roaring 20s"... the era of gangsters, Flappers, and art deco. Or how about the 1940s with WWII stuff, the Big Band era, Victory gardens, etc. The 1950s would be fabulous with all the sherbet colored cars, poodle skirts, lots of chrome, juke boxes, & feather boas. The 1960s with tie-dyed, flower power and peace signs would be a natural. If anyone is looking for design ideas, please consider these. My genealogy buddies would love to see kits and quick pages with time-specific themes.

And one more design idea while I'm at it... how about ethnic themes? I've seen some for Scottish and Irish/Celtic, and a couple for the French but I would love to see themes for Polish, German, Italian, Greek, Russian, Spanish, etc. If anyone knows where time (era) specific themes, or ethnic themes are available I'd really like to know about them. I'd be delighted to pass the information on from my genealogy blog. Thanks!

Scrappingmamaw
07-18-2007, 04:22 PM
That is a great idea, Jasia! I am into genealogy too and I know what you mean. I second that request!

janalyn
07-18-2007, 04:54 PM
Hhmmm...very interesting idea!! I do a lot of genealogy too and I would love to see more era specific material. I'll bet there is some stuff out there somewhere but it would be fun to create too.

JulieO
07-18-2007, 08:07 PM
If anyone is interested in pursuing it I can set up forum and gallery catagories for it, any good name ideas? My first thought is “Era and Ethnic Themes” but I am sure someone can come up with something better.
Julie :)

twoisisomega
07-18-2007, 10:38 PM
I like the the theme you came up with Julie, and I can't think of anything else.
But in the meantime, here is a Photo Impact site that has some png and jpg files in some of the kits that maybe some one can use. May of 2007 Mega kit is 1950's era. I am not sure if the ufo files can be converted for other programs.
http://www.pii-scrapbook-crafts.com/httpdocs/past_mega_kits.htm

All kits and elements are free!

Hope this helps.:D

janalyn
07-19-2007, 08:51 AM
This site has a great selection of vintage of all eras. Check it out. Just type vintage in the search box on the upper right side of the page. I was very surprised and pleased at just how much there was available. I paged through 110 different kit, papers, etc on this site.

http://digitalscrapbookpages.com/digitals/

I thought this one was especially cute!

http://www.digitalscrapbookpages.com/digitals/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=6333

janalyn
07-19-2007, 11:42 AM
Here's another kit that I just came across.

http://store.scrapgirls.com/product.php?id=9435&cat=

sharpli
07-19-2007, 11:58 AM
I have a nifty kit from Tina Williams called Grandmother's Sewing Room and she has other kits that are vintage. Here's the Web site http://www.tinawilliamsdesigns.com/

janalyn
07-19-2007, 02:58 PM
I have a nifty kit from Tina Williams called Grandmother's Sewing Room and she has other kits that are vintage. Here's the Web site http://www.tinawilliamsdesigns.com/

Wow!! There's a lot of stuff there!!!!

janalyn
07-19-2007, 04:20 PM
Scrapbook-elements.com http://store.scrapbook-elements.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=89_97 has 208 items. These are fantastic! This link is for the first kit on the list under Themes, Vintage/Heritage.


Here are a few of my favorites. It is hard to choose there are so many.

Vintage Kitchen http://store.scrapbook-elements.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=89_97&products_id=8954


Vintage Chores http://store.scrapbook-elements.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=89_97&products_id=5907


American Colonial http://store.scrapbook-elements.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=89_97&products_id=3167


Baby Primer http://store.scrapbook-elements.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=89_97&products_id=4474

janalyn
07-20-2007, 09:28 AM
Sorry, I've just gotten so interested in this that I can't help myself! :D :rolleyes:

Here is a link to a minikit freebie that is rather Vintage. This website also has a free daily download. The kit starting today, 07-20-07, has a definite vintage look to it and one of the links in a post below is to other kits by this same designer. She definitely has a flair for the antique look.

http://www.digitalscrapbookpages.com/digitals/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=30&products_id=5618

Jasia
07-20-2007, 07:41 PM
I downloaded the Fabulous 50s file from www.pii-scrabook-crafts.com site but I couldn't open much of it. When I un-zipped it most of the files were in the .ufo file format. What is that? I tried to look it up through Microsoft's file definition database and it didn't know what it was. I'm assuming it's a file format native to a particular software, but which one? I was so excited when I saw this kit but besides a good sized selection of tiles (in .jpg format) there's only 6 elements I can use. Very disappointing! I'm wondering why anyone would go through all the work to create these pieces but not convert/save them in the standard .jpg or .png file formats that everyone else seems to use. Any ideas?

Doxie
07-20-2007, 07:55 PM
I know you were wanting something that wasn't victorian, but for those of you who do like victorian, my favorite victorian kit (so far) is here (http://www.blushbutter.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2&products_id=407) from Blushbutter! She is also teasing us with layouts on her yahoo group once in a while, that uses a victorian wedding kit she is making.

I also like using Lara Payton's kits for heritage layouts, you can find her site here (http://www.dustybear.com/). Then of couse as already mentioned, Tina Williams has some lovely kits perfect for heritage layouts.

I don't get out and about the digi community all that much lately, so I haven't seen to many of your themed kits, you are talking about. I hope you find some!

nighty
07-20-2007, 08:12 PM
@ jasia
this is the file-format from photo impact.
maybe you know someone who works with this program
if you can not change it you can send me the files
and i try to change them for you

Katjie
07-23-2007, 07:27 AM
Belindas scrap bag at http://scrapbag.blogspot.com/
Has a freebie of pages called Fabulous Fifties
Go check it out!

janalyn
07-23-2007, 10:48 AM
I couldn't get the download link to work. It goes to 4Shared but the folder there is empty. Maybe the link is too old. There are other folders there too that are all empty.:(

Scrapdragon
07-24-2007, 05:33 PM
Maya at Scrapbook Graphics has some really nice kits with vintage elements
I'd be happy to make something specific for anyone who wants it,, let me know what you want first,, so many ideas here,,, lol

Catsrul
07-25-2007, 11:49 PM
OMG, Deb, I love Blush Butter! They have awesome fairy stuff! I've also purchased some of the wedding stuff, and knights, and dragons. I didn't realize she had a yahoo group. I'll have to look into that.

- Autumn

janalyn
07-26-2007, 04:57 PM
American Heritage

http://store.digitalscrapbookplace.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=41_53&products_id=2173

Antique Labels

http://store.digitalscrapbookplace.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=41_53&products_id=5689

At My Desk and At My Desk Add On

http://store.digitalscrapbookplace.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=41_53&products_id=135

Old Farm

http://store.digitalscrapbookplace.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=41_53&sort=20a&page=13

Doxie
07-26-2007, 05:30 PM
OMG, Deb, I love Blush Butter! They have awesome fairy stuff! I've also purchased some of the wedding stuff, and knights, and dragons. I didn't realize she had a yahoo group. I'll have to look into that.

- Autumn

Oh yeah Autumn isn't she wonderful!! LOL If you can't find her group, let me know, I will send you a link! Not sure if we can pm through this forum or not, I haven't tried it yet :) I've been busy with my niece who was visiting, but we took her home today, so after we get through tomorrow (a wedding to go to) I can get back to scrapping more, and visiting my favorite spots! I think this is going to become one of them too!!

JulieO
07-27-2007, 04:26 PM
I hope you did not have any trouble finding this bonus. While you are here check out some of the forums. The “Flavors of the World” and “Down Through the Ages” forums has tons of great links thanks to some very sharing people. Actually all of the forums are really start to grow because of the wonderful people that are spending some of their valuable time here. So if you see something of interest, grab a cupa and stay a while. Enjoy. :)

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x143/stoneaccents/StoneAccentsFeelinWonderful2B99.jpg

Download Feelin Wonderful Bonus Here (http://www.stoneaccentsstudio.com/freebies/Stone_Accents_Feelin_Wonderful_2_Bonus.zip)

nighty
07-27-2007, 04:33 PM
:) no problems to find it.
thank you for the next part of this wonderful kit

veroamestramgram
07-27-2007, 05:44 PM
Hurrah !! I find the bonus at the first try today ! But you help us, hum hum, a little bit... Thank you very much for this wonderful kit, I really love it !
Hugs,

Véro Amestramgram, from Belgium

Elena
07-27-2007, 05:47 PM
Thank you Julie :)

nnorcutt
07-27-2007, 06:19 PM
Beautiful bonus Julie. Thank you.

Sheri
07-27-2007, 06:55 PM
This is a great idea,as I too have been dabbin in genealogy. Thanks for the links girls..will be sure to check those out. I will share ones I come across as well. Julie..the name you came up with to me says it all.

Sheri
07-27-2007, 06:57 PM
Julie...love it love it love it..thank you so much...you are just amazing. I gotta get busy and send in a few goodies using this kit. It is just stunning.

WyldCat
07-27-2007, 07:42 PM
Thank you for the wonderful kit and the bonuses. They are great, but then all your work is great. You are an amazing woman!! Thank you again *S*

patk
07-27-2007, 08:35 PM
thanks for the bonus Julie - will be such fun to play with Ü

Pockets55
07-27-2007, 08:38 PM
Appreciate the bonus! Thank you so much for sharing this amazing kit!

rustycalico
07-27-2007, 08:41 PM
Thank you for the bonus and this beautiful kit. The colors are fantastic!

Magnolia57
07-27-2007, 09:22 PM
Thank you so much, Julie. This kit is gorgeous.

grambie
07-27-2007, 10:18 PM
Yeah, so glad I waited until late tonight. It is after 11 p.m. est. I had come to pickup part 1 because I couldn't get a decent download before. SO glad I stopped by the blog before coming. Thanks for the HINT!! I had Dr's appts again today, my 3rd this wk, preparing for a little outpatient surgery next Thursday. So beautiful is everything. WOW, the time spent to make all these goodies are beyond imagination. The flow and movement of the patterns remind you of water moving over rocks in a small glade somewhere. So beautiful in design. TFS.

mwrathbun
07-27-2007, 10:34 PM
Another fabulous set of "goodies" for us to CREATE with! THANK YOU THANK YOU! XOXOOXOX Millie in Thousand Oaks, CA : )

jamiedustin
07-27-2007, 10:53 PM
Beautiful kit, really shaping up nicely, love the work you do, thanks for sharing!

EAL
07-27-2007, 11:15 PM
Thanks so much for the bonuses, I truly appreciate it, it's such an amazing kit

JanW.
07-27-2007, 11:56 PM
Thanks for the beautiful bonus!

Chickivaney
07-28-2007, 04:10 AM
Thanks a bunch for the bonus!

nonalea
07-28-2007, 07:10 AM
First- Thanks Julie for the new kit. Your designs are unique and graceful...hope all the new work with the site doesn't hurt your creativeness.

I'm looking for twenties elements and was surprised at how hard they are to find. They must be out of style at the moment...... LOL

Suggestion for the postings of URL's here...... add a little blurb about the feel of the site and the era you find there. Some of us have to work too... LOL..... and as much as I love browsing the time is limited.

Thanks to all of you for your postings...... and if I find something special I'll post it............ Nona

Doxie
07-28-2007, 09:21 AM
Thanks so much for the bonus!!

grammy201
07-28-2007, 11:25 AM
Thank you very much Julie; I'm just loving this kit! It is obvious that you are putting lots of work into it so thank you for all the time you are using to create this beautiful kit for us.

sugar4260
07-28-2007, 12:52 PM
LOVVVING this kit! Two of my FAV colors! TYSM! :)

janalyn
07-28-2007, 12:56 PM
I'm looking for twenties elements and was surprised at how hard they are to find. They must be out of style at the moment...... LOL

Nona

I agree Nona, it seems to be hard to find anything on that era. It would be fun to make a kit like that but I think it would take an artist to create the elements for it!

twoisisomega
07-28-2007, 01:27 PM
Thank you so Julie for this wonderful bonus. I really love this kit!:D

makeyesup
07-28-2007, 02:42 PM
Thanks, this is a very pretty kit.

ChelleSunshine
07-28-2007, 05:08 PM
Thank you for the bonus. Thank you for a truly beautiful kit!!!!

maryellen
07-29-2007, 05:25 AM
thanks so much for the bonus to this lovely kit
the color combo is my favorite

nonalea
07-29-2007, 09:09 AM
I agree Nona, it seems to be hard to find anything on that era. It would be fun to make a kit like that but I think it would take an artist to create the elements for it!


Artist and a lot of research........ research is all I'm good at........ Flapper dresses and long pearls..... bobbed hair...... racoon coats....... champagne and rolled down stockings...... White, Black, Red colors....... city life and nightscapes.... Art Deco elements.... Rolls Royce and Bentley........

have only found a few small pieces scattered around..... Nona

Elizabeth
07-29-2007, 09:17 AM
Thank you for the 2nd bonus. Colors of his new kit are very lovely.

digi_scrap
07-29-2007, 10:39 AM
Thanks for this beautiful kit and bonus!!! Love the colors!!! Gorgeous!! What more can I say.

JulieO
07-29-2007, 11:00 AM
just a test

olga9999
07-29-2007, 03:16 PM
Thanks so much Julie, for the second bonus to the new kit. :):D

ljd2007
07-29-2007, 03:21 PM
Thank you so much for this Bonus part too! - it is a lovely kit, I can't tell you just how much I admire you :)
I had no trouble finding it ether this time :) thanks for making it easy...:)

ZeeP
07-29-2007, 10:37 PM
Thank you Julie for this BONUS!! I love this kit. The colors are so pretty!
hugs, ZeeP :D

aldercreek
07-30-2007, 08:25 AM
I like having to dig a little to find the bonus pieces, but I'm really glad you give hints. I usually read the posts on my smartphone, and sometimes it's hard to remember just where you're at in a forum, so it's really hard to try to cover the whole thing.

deerwilderness
07-30-2007, 03:58 PM
Appreciate your sharing another bonus with this beautiful kit, thanks.

deerwilderness
07-30-2007, 03:59 PM
Appreciate your sharing another bonus with this beautiful kit, thanks.

njsacct
07-30-2007, 04:43 PM
Thank You for putting the hints as to where the bonus was residing in the forums on the blog! I cannot believe this kit! It is absolutely awesome! By chance I stumbled across this site and downloaded the butterfly quick pages. I didn't realize you gave the kits for the quick pages. I'm a newbie but I'll try to complete a Quick Page after receiving everything in this kit! Thank You! Thank You!

njsacct
07-30-2007, 04:46 PM
Hi Everyone,
I'm not a designer and I'm fairly new to the world of digi-scrapping. I hope I'm not out of line here but I'd like to throw out a request... several actually. I'm a genealogist and I'm constantly looking for themes that are time (era) specific to use with my collection of old family photos. Vintage is nice but most of the time it's Victorian in nature (1880s-1910s). I'd love to see some kits designed with themes for different eras like the "Roaring 20s"... the era of gangsters, Flappers, and art deco. Or how about the 1940s with WWII stuff, the Big Band era, Victory gardens, etc. The 1950s would be fabulous with all the sherbet colored cars, poodle skirts, lots of chrome, juke boxes, & feather boas. The 1960s with tie-dyed, flower power and peace signs would be a natural. If anyone is looking for design ideas, please consider these. My genealogy buddies would love to see kits and quick pages with time-specific themes.

And one more design idea while I'm at it... how about ethnic themes? I've seen some for Scottish and Irish/Celtic, and a couple for the French but I would love to see themes for Polish, German, Italian, Greek, Russian, Spanish, etc. If anyone knows where time (era) specific themes, or ethnic themes are available I'd really like to know about them. I'd be delighted to pass the information on from my genealogy blog. Thanks!
I'd love to see Scottish and Celtic themes!

Noreen

janalyn
07-30-2007, 04:57 PM
Njsacct,
Check here!! :)
http://www.stoneaccentsstudio.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=16

Catsrul
07-30-2007, 11:56 PM
Thanks Julie! Actually found it this time with noooo problems! Thanks for makeing it so easy!

flossy55
08-02-2007, 12:57 PM
Thanks so much Julie for another bonus to this gorgeous kit!!

marzia
08-02-2007, 05:15 PM
It took me two day to find the second bonus even with hints..... sob sob, but now iI 've found it. Your works is suberb, magnifique, i really love it, i'll try a qp as soon as my baby starts kindergarden. Thank you so much!
:D

Brandster
08-05-2007, 07:28 PM
Thanks Julie! - Beautiful - as always!

tragedyanne
08-06-2007, 02:55 PM
anything latin I'd love to see.

great idea.

CanDesigns
08-08-2007, 04:24 PM
I just went back on your blog and got it all Jules. :D This is an artful fun kit to be sure. I'll post layouts when I make them, and thanks a bunchj!!!

CanDesigns
08-08-2007, 04:30 PM
Jasia....you have just given me ideas for 4 new scrap kits - ALL of which I'll be naming after you!!!! :p I'm going to design a kit for each decade;

Jasia's 40's
Jasia's 50's
Jasia's 60's
Jasia's 70's

I love when inspiration falls on me like a piano...lol. Thank you so much for the awesome suggestions!!!! :D

Scrappingmamaw
08-09-2007, 11:42 PM
Found the bonus! YaHoo! This is such a beautiful kit! Thanks so much for the bonus as well. Loving this place!:)

123grandma
08-14-2007, 05:18 PM
Oh, I'm so happy. I had all the parts and bonuses and for the life of me couldn't find the bonus to Part 2. Yeaaaa! Now I found it. Thanks for this absolutely gorgeous kit. I love it. The colours are amazing.

marilyn

Jasia
08-19-2007, 04:30 PM
Jasia....you have just given me ideas for 4 new scrap kits - ALL of which I'll be naming after you!!!! :p I'm going to design a kit for each decade;

Jasia's 40's
Jasia's 50's
Jasia's 60's
Jasia's 70's

I love when inspiration falls on me like a piano...lol. Thank you so much for the awesome suggestions!!!! :D

Wow! I am just blown away! I've never had anything named for me before. You made my day, my week, and my month! You're such a sweetheart. I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Laser
08-23-2007, 10:24 AM
I too can't wait to see what you come up with CanDesigns I am just starting to get my old photos organized and ready to scrap!

logicgrandma
09-14-2007, 12:03 PM
Wow! With all of those kits, all of my kids' growing up years will have a good theme. They were born from 1970 - 1984. So they were growing in the 70s, 80s, 90s, and into 2000s. I was born in the first of the baby boomer time - 1946 so started school in the 50s. :)

I have followed the links mentioned here (and was able to glean many freebies) to get the 50s - 60s kits. I have just one question - is there any way to convert files from .UFO to png and jpg? I can convert bmp and gif, that's easy, but what about .UFO? If not, I will toss them. Should I get a trial version of the photo impact and could that help?:o

Thank you all so very much for all of the suggestions about where to go. I found some lovely blogs with so many freebies. I do nearly all of my scrapping with freebies. I have enough now that I don't spend on kits, just EHDs. :rolleyes: Candee, I have been going to your blog for quite a while and love your creations.:p

Also another site with fun, older things is Twisted Papers. They have a monthly newsletter with freebies and they have a store, they adore heritage things. http://www.twistedpapers.com/home.html

The new sister site to digital freebies - digital scrapbooking freebies has 2 new kits each month and some vintage ephemera. I am sure I will think of more sites later. I will add the link back here next time I go there. :cool: