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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

Great idea
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.

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.

I thought this one was especially cute!

janalyn 07-19-2007 11:42 AM

Here's another kit that I just came across.

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

janalyn 07-19-2007 02:58 PM


Originally Posted by sharpli (Post 281)
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

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

janalyn 07-19-2007 04:20 PM 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

Vintage Chores

American Colonial

Baby Primer

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.

Jasia 07-20-2007 07:41 PM

I downloaded the Fabulous 50s file from 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 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. 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
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

Blush Butter
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


Antique Labels


At My Desk and At My Desk Add On


Old Farm


Doxie 07-26-2007 05:30 PM


Originally Posted by Catsrul (Post 470)
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!!

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