Sunday, January 18, 2009

Introducing Happy Chocolate!

And again, freebie first... not only for those freebie engines but also because, well, I really do apologize for those looking to crush a chocolate craving. There isn't an ounce of chocolate of this kit, real or digital. It just looks like chocolate and once you think chocolate, it's hard to come up with any other name for that particular shade of brown. Anyhoo click here or on the preview to download the freebie frame cluster (and psssssst, there's a matching one in the kit).

Happy Chocolate came to being because I'm always searching for the perfect brown & pink, and brown & blue, and even brown & green, pieces. Usually when I'm making baby siggy's (signatures/tags on messageboards). Now I've got the pieces I need! These are the colors I always wanted in brown/pink, brown/blue & brown/green.

The Happy Chocolate mini kit comes with 8 lightly textured papers, and 36 elements. It's "mini", despite all the goodies packed in, because 12 of the 36 elements are the flowers I used to make the papers & cluster elements. I loved each flower, I love each flower. Recoloring just won't give you the same nuances in colors that creating each layer separately will, so you get each individual flower. You really can never get enough flowers.

Happy Chocolate also includes shiny ribbons, sparkly glitter swirls, leaf sprigs, glass brads, stitches, a staple, a tag, flourishes, frames and even the three cluster frames I've showcased down below (including the twin to the freebie up there). I want to give a huge shout out to Gunhild Storeide who gives out amazing commercial use freebies! She had the perfect element (realistic zigzag stitches) I absolutely needed to complete this kit and saved me an hour of creating on my own. If you haven't discovered her on your own... RUN! She rocks!

On to the previews:

Cluster frames close-ups, each cluster is made from pieces you'll find in the kit and they are included!

I'm also including a close-up of my favorite paper, to show the detail on the paper texture... something that I find so hard to see on previews:

Finally, just the paper pack, also available separately:

2I've already finished a LO with this kit, but I didn't want to throw too much at y'all so I'll be back tonight/tomorrow with another post to show off what this baby can do... and another freebie! Who doesn't love a freebie?

Happy Chocolate
is available in both my stores: at Stone Accents Studio and at Scrappy Thoughts. It's regular price will be $2.50 but I've got it set at 25% off until January 31, 2009. And, finally, if you made it all the way down to here, you deserve a treat! Scrappy Thoughts is having their weekly Sunday Sale. Every Sunday each designer chooses two of their products and marks them down to a whopping 60% off! This week I've got Not Quite Vintage Blossoms and Vintage Ski both down to 60% off on Sunday only.

Happy scrappin' folks...


Juli and Brett said...

Thanks so much. I like this frame cluster!

Anonymous 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 Elements Only post on Jan. 18, 2009. Please, notice that I've changed my url(and blinkie). Thanks again and Happy New Year.

mITSYBELLE said...

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Anonymous said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 18 Jan [LA 09:00pm] - 19 Jan [NY 12:00am, UK 05:00am, OZ 04:00pm] ).

Anonymous said...

Fabulous! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

I enjoy your designs. Last week, I downloaded the Happy Chocolate Freebie 2 from the SAS newsletter. It downloaded fine, but when I attempted to open the zipped folder I got a message saying that the file was invalid or corrupted. I downloaded the folder a few more times, but got the same message when trying to open the molder. Can you help? Did anyone else have this problem?