Saturday, May 28, 2011

Freebie for my Followers!! My Disney Treats Kit

Hey to my digifriends!  I've giving my latest kit called Disney Treats out to all of my followers.  You can get it on facebook or if you are already subscribed to the newsletter, you will get it in your email in box.  Blog followers will need to email me at with their blogger name to get it.

Enjoy!  Thank you for being a digifriend and follower :)
Also, I've had a lot of people requesting that I give out my Mickey's Ice Cream Kit, Disney Traffic and Rainbow Clubhouse kit.  I do plan on giving those out, I just want to update them a bit - they were some of my first kits so I will be doing that as soon as I have time.  Keep a lookout on my blog and facebook if you are wanting those kits!  Also, my Tron kit will be a freebie for followers too!
Denise aka A Grieving Mommy

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Happy 2nd Birthday MouseScrappers!!! Blog Hop and a Disney Digital Scrapbooking Freebie and Tutorial for making Mickey Heads!

My favorite site is having a birthday!  MouseScrappers is 2 years old and we're celebrating with a very special blog hop :)

I have a super fun and useful freebie for you as my part of the blog hop!  And a little tutorial on how to use it :)

It's a Mickey Head Maker - similar to my Disney Alpha Maker - for you to use.  Use it to make Mickey Heads that will match the other items that you've picked up on this blog train.  You can make over 60 different mickey heads in lots of different combinations!!!  (In a psd file for photoshop users or in separate png files for all other programs so everyone can use it.)

Here's a little tutorial on how to make some of your own Mickey Heads using this set:

First, in photoshop, it is super easy.  Just open up the psd file in photoshop (elements or cs - it doesn't matter) and simply click on and off the eyeballs in the layers side menu to choose which layers you want showing!  In this picture below, you can see that I've got the Silver Outline eyeball on as well as the red fill layer, polkadots, and crumpled layer.

Now just go to Layer, Merge Visible and it's ready to be moved onto your scrapbook page!  If you want to make another one, just undo the Merge Visible and start again!!  How easy peasy is that??

In all other programs, you can simply open what you want to be the bottom layer and then drag other layers on top of it.  It's the same idea, you just need to decide which layers you want and put them on top of each other.  Then put them all together so you can put it on your page!  **The only exception to this is the crumpled layer and the striped layer.  They need to be blended with your base layer.  (This is already done for you in the photoshop psd file.)  In other programs, you will need to change the opacity or blend it to have it look right and take the color of the base layer.

Hope you love it and it helps you create just the right Mickey Head for that special disney scrapbooking page!!!

DOWNLOAD HERE - if you get an error code, try again in a few minutes - it means the server is busy!

You should have come from KaylaLovesMinnie
Your next stop is Roxana
Or if you started here, you can go to the MouseScrappers 2nd Anniversary Activity forum to get the complete list.

People from all over the world have contributed to this blog hop so if you don't see their freebie right away, be sure to check back later!

And... if you love my mickey head maker, have a look around.  I have lots of freebies on my blog and facebook.  And my kits are for charity.
Thanks for comments.  Others' comments and notes of appreciation are what keep me sharing!

Hugs to you,
Denise aka A Grieving Mommy

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Join me for a Speed Scrap and get my Disney Treats Scrapbooking Set

I'm hosting a Speed Scrap on Saturday as part of MouseScrappers' 2nd Birthday Celebration.
Join me and scrap a page to get this Prize :)
Saturday morning at 10am ET, 9am CT, 8am MT, 7am PT, 2pm GMT

I haven't had time to finish the papers, but when I do, I will have them on my blog here.

Find the full info about joining the SS here at MS

Monday, May 9, 2011

For the Lost Children out there - and to all of the Mothers who are Missing them

It's Mother's Day and it's always a hard day for me.  I will never get a Mother's Day card or gift from my girls.  I never even heard, "I Love you, Mama." from them.  It physically hurts to know that I will never spend Mother's Day with my girls, never get a handmade gift or a hug and kiss, breakfast in bed.  My heart just aches - it's like a knife in my heart but when the pain stops for a second and I can think again, I tell my girls it's okay.  Mother's Day is not about me.  It's about them and being thankful that I am a Mom and that I had my beautiful little girls in my arms for one year of my life and how I held them in my arms every night and I bundled them up tight and nursed them (until they got too sick) and kissed them. So, I spent the day spoiling my living son and missing my girls wishing with all my heart that I could just be with them - see them grow, teach them, love them.
My heart hurts so much and yet, there are mothers out there who have it worse than me.  Children who have been stolen and abused or killed - the truly lost children.  This month, my charity kit is to benefit those families.  All profits (minus paypal fees) will go to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.  No matter how hard my life feels, I cannot imagine what it would be like to have my child abducted and killed or to never know what has happened to my child.  As hard as it was to bury my girls, I know where they are and can visit their graves.  This Mother's Day, I want to help those Mothers (and families) who may not.
Appropriately, my new charity kit is called The Lost Princess and was themed after Rapunzel, Disney's Lost Princess, from the movie Tangled.  Rapunzel is a princess that was taken from her parents as a baby and is finally reunited with her family at the end of the movie.
Here is the kit.  It is huge - with all of the freebies and add on, it is over 230 MB!  It also includes an alphamaker to make multiple different alphas to match the kit!

I started to make this kit for my daughter, Bree-Elle, on her birthday last month.  She would have been 4 years old.  We bought her a Tangled cake and decorated with Rapunzel items including a purple and pink pinata that my son broke open.  I made this add-on that will be free with a donation for the kit.

You can get the Lost Princess kit and Birthday Part add-on, for a donation of $4.50 or more.  As always, if you would like to make a large donation for tax purposes, you can just send me a copy of the receipt and I will give you the kit.

**I'm sorry! This kit is no longer available.**

Please allow up to 24 hours to get the download links - I have to email them out to your PayPal email address and I do sleep once in awhile even if I'm an insomniac :)

And I've made a freebie for you to match the kit for your Disney digital scrapbooking pages:
Download it here
Enjoy.  I hope you were able to spend Mother's Day with those you love.
Denise aka A Grieving Mommy

Friday, May 6, 2011

Last Chance to get the Coloring Book Scans Mega Prize Package!

Last chance to get the Mega Prize Package.  Details are here at MouseScrappers in their Birthday Anniversary Forum.  The deadline is extended to Sunday, May 8th!

Freebie Frame and Quick Tutorial

Are you looking for great iNSD sales?  Well, my good friend, Anna of Delicious Scraps always has great deals - most of her kits are always 99 cents!  And right now, everything including her awesome CU stuff is 99 cents too.  She also has a ton of freebies on her blog.
Here's her latest kit Bloomsberry with a page I made for my Chloee:

Here's a quick and easy tip/tutorial:
If you want to make a 2 page spread so that you'll have matching pages in your album quickly and easily.  Take your first page and duplicate it.  Then rotate it or rearrange it!  That's what I did with the 2 pages above.  Now I have 2 matching pages ready to be printed and put into her album :)  Makes it so much easier than starting from scratch each time!

And I've got a freebie for you (Thanks, Anna!)  It's the cluster frame I made for my page in png format with a transparent background:

For a limited time, Download it here!
You can find Anna's store at
Denise aka A Grieving Mommy

Thank you for helping Autism Speaks

Just wanted to send a thank you out to all of you that donated for our Huey's Uncle kit!  Together we raised $335 for Autism Speaks ($585 including those who donated separately)!
I am a little behind because of our trip to Disneyland, but I have a new Kit 4 Charity coming out soon to benefit a new charity for the month of May.
For now, here is a freebie from me to thank my followers and digifriends!
Enjoy :)
Thank You Balloons (Mickey Head Balloons for your Disney Digital Scrapbooking)

Download here
Denise aka A Grieving Mommy