Thursday, December 31, 2009

Vintage Christmas - Free Mini Kit

I know the Christmas season is coming to a close, but I decided to create a kit for the RAK Member Mega challenge this month. The theme was retro Christmas, so I came up with this Vintage Christmas Mini. It includes 6 papers and 10 elements: 2 frames, 2 Christmas balls, a fabric tree, a star, a snowflake, a cluster and 2 bows.

If you like it, it can be downloaded from


Sorry - freebie retired.

Happy New Year and all the best in 2010!!


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Blue Christmas - New Free Mini-kit

I know it's been a while, but here is my latest mini-kit. I am really happy with how this one turned out and hope you like it too! It was made for the December color challenge at SAS. It has 5 papers and 9 elements: a rectangular frame, a string frame, a snowflake scatter, a greens cluster, two Christmas balls, a ribbon, a tag, and a stylized Christmas tree with a star. You can see the preview below. I did not post a close up this time because it seems to confuse the freebie search engines.

If you like it, you can download from the following:

Sorry - freebie retired.

Well, that's it for now.


Monday, November 9, 2009

Fall in Pastels - Free Mini Kit

I made a mini kit for the SAS Color Challenge this month. The kit has four papers and 9 elements: a multi-frame, a Thanksgiving frame, a plain frame, a wire mesh, a paper flower, a staple, a brad, a curled and folded ribbon and an etched tag. As usual, the papers and elements were created in PSP. I tried out a couple of new techniques and filters to make these, so I hope you like them. And here is the preview:

If you like it, you can download from 4shared or mediafire. Sorry - freebie retired

And here is a close-up preview so you can see the details:

Hope you enjoy the kit and hop on over to the  SAS gallery to check out the other challenge kits!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Autumn Days - A mini-kit Freebie

Well, I was hoping to get this posted sooner, but time got away. Anyway, here is the mini-kit I made for the Oct Member Mega Challenge at RAK. The theme this month was "Mum is the Word." I went with more of a generic autumn kit, but I did add in a few extra flowers for the theme. The kit has 5 papers and 10 elements. There are 2 cluster frames, a bird house, 2 spiky flowers, a flower spray, another flower, a pumpkin and 2 curled ribbons. All items were created in PSP12, using the standard software and some add-on filters. Here is the preview:

If you like it, here are the download links:

Sorry - freebie retired.

And here is a close-up to get a better look at the details:

Check back soon, I am also working on some color challenge minis for this month.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Think Pink - a breast cancer awareness freebie

One of the scrapbooking groups I belong to suggested making a breast cancer awareness kit. Since I have two very close friends who are breast cancer survivors, I really wanted to give this a try. Here is what I came up with. The kit has 9 papers and 20 elements. I included some extracted elements, but mostly the papers and elements were made in PSP with standard preset-shapes, brushes, tubes and fonts. I also used some add-on photoshop filters. If you like the kit, feel free to download with the links below.

Papers - 4shared
Elements - 4shared


Papers - mediafire
Elements - mediafire

Sorry - freebie retired.

And here is a close-up so you can check out the details:

Enjoy the kit. I would love to see any layouts you make with it. (FYI - the cancer ribbon is the "-" character of the webdings font.)

Monday, September 21, 2009

Autumnal Mist - SAS September Color Challenge

I really liked the colors for the SAS Color Challenge this month and decided to go ahead and make another small kit. This one has 6 papers and 15 elements. There are a cluster frame, a wrapped frame, 2 extracted flowers, a paper flower, a bow flower, a bead dangle, two tags, a bead scatter, a strip of ric-rac, a ribbon, a ribbon with flowers, a stitch flourish, and a staple. As always, I have really tried to minimize the use of CU items, however, the stitched flourish was based on a dingbat font. Other than that, it was all made by me in PSP XII, using the native capability as well as some photoshop filters. The real flowers, leaf and berry stem were extracted from my own photos. Below you can see a preview.

Here are the download links:


Sorry - freebie retired.

And here is a closeup so you can see some of the details better.


Enjoy the kit!!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Grungy Girl Graffiti Freebie

I have a new freebie mini-kit. This one is called Grungy Graffiti Girl and was created for the September RAK Member Mega Challenge at RAKScraps. The color palette and the graffiti theme were supplied by RAK. To me, the color palette seemed kind of feminine, so I tried to create a kit that incorporated a little urban blight, along with leather, lace and bling. The kit has 6 papers and 12 elements: 2 leather-look frames, trash can and lid, wire mesh, a lace ribbon, a lace flower, 3 charms, a dangle, a staple, and a grungy journal pad. The papers and elements were created by me in PSP XII. The preview and a close-up are below:

I have the download links for this kit below. You can choose to download from mediafire or 4shared.


Sorry - freebie retired.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

New Blog

Hi and welcome to my new blog. This is actually the first post to this blog as the ones listed previously were imported from my older blog. I have started this new one because the last few months I have been using the design name of  "designs by jmdt" for the free kits and element packs that I have been offering. I have been thinking that it would make more sense for my design name and blog name to match, so I have started this new blog. At this point, it's still looking pretty plain, but over the next couple of weeks I plan to dress it up and add in more gadgets. Hope you enjoy my freebies and will continue to visit my new blog!!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Kit for SAS Birthday Bash

Over at Stone Accents Studio they are celebrating their birthday -- I think it's their second birthday. They are having a lot of games and challenges and also a big contest for new designers. I did not join in the contest, but the ladies that have are posting some awesome mini-kits. You can go on over to the gallery at SAS and check them out and snag them for free.

In addition to the designer contest, they are having a Member's Mega Kit challenge. I decided to make a mini-kit for that. So far there aren't many contributions to the Member's Mega Kit, but I expect more people will contribute as the month goes on.

If you would like my mini-kit, download here. Sorry - freebie retired.

Hope you like it and don't forget that you can hop over to SAS for lots more goodies!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Art Studio - A mini-kit Freebie

Here is another free kit -- this one was made for this month's RAK Member Mega Kit challenge. The theme this month was Art / Art supplies. I decided to do something a little different and make elements that you might find in an art gallery or art studio. There are 8 papers and 20 elements - all made in PSP. The preview is below. By the way, if you go to the RAK Scrapbook site, you can join for free. Each month they have a free Mega Kit. After the Mega Kit is released, they post the color palette and theme so that members (like me) can make and post additional coordinating kits.

In order to keep the zip file size down, I had to upload the kit in three parts: elements1, elements2, and papers. They can be downloaded with the links below. You can choose to download from 4shared or mediafire.

elements1 - 4shared
elements2 - 4shared
papers - 4 shared


elements1 - mediafire
elements2 - mediafire
elements3 - mediafire

Sorry - freebie retired.

As always, please let me know if any of the links are broken. Also, I guess I have never mentioned this before, but if you create a layout with this kit or any of my other freebies, I would love to see what you've made. If you post to a gallery, feel free to email me a link.

Enjoy the kit!

Friday, July 24, 2009

A Day At the Beach -- Freebie Mini-Kit and QP

I noticed that over at RAKScraps their theme this month is beach/ocean breeze/etc, so I decided to participate in their Member MegaKit Challenge. At first I wasn't sure about the color palette, but I must say that it really grew on me!! The kit I made is pictured below.

Download from 4shared
OR Download from mediafire

Sorry - freebie retired.

Whenever I make a kit, I always like to give it a "test drive" to check it out -- make sure the elements aren't too small, see how things go together, etc. And so here is the quickpage that I made with the kit. There is plenty of space for journaling and personalization.

Download from 4shared
OR Download from mediafire

Sorry - freebie retired.

Hope you like it!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Dusty Rose - My SAS May Color Challenge Mini-Kit

I've been busy working on another mini-kit. This one is called Dusty Rose. I made it for the May Color Challenge at SAS. I just loved the colors Boo (the challenge coordinator) chose! This kit has lots of lace, lacy bows and ribbons. There are also 2 frames, several flowers, a flower cluster and other elements, as well as 6 papers. Hope you enjoy it!!

Download from 4shared or mediafire. Sorry - freebie retired.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Asian Inspired Mini Kit

I didn't think I would have it ready this soon, but here is my Asian Inspired Kit which I created for the RAK member's kit challenge for April/May. It is another mini-kit with 4 papers and 10 elements. You can download it from mediafire OR 4shared. Sorry - freebie retired.

Monday, April 20, 2009

The DWR Happy Spring Blog Train is Here!

Well guys, it's here! (Well almost, the actual date is April 21, but I'm posting a few hours early.) The DesignWithRene group has put together a Spring themed blog train. My part is pictured above and can be downloaded with the links below. There are 8 papers and 20 elements, so they have separate download links.

elements/4shared OR elements/mediafire
papers/4shared OR papers/mediafire

Sorry - freebie retired.

And here are the links for the other blogs. BTW, I've seen some of the previews and they are awesome!

Bateau-Maison Creations
Digi Cyber Scraps
LD's This 'n That
My Digital Diversion - You are Here
Starfire Designs
VanJo Designs

Hope you enjoy the Happy Spring kit. I am working on an Asian Inspired mini-kit that should be ready in a few days. Be sure to stop back and check that one out too!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Filigree Frame Pack - Freebie

Happy Easter to everyone that stops by! Here is a little Easter gift. I needed an antique-looking filigree frame for a page I was working on and came up with these. There is one miniature circle, one regular circle, two rectangles and a square. Unfortunately, the preview doesn't really do them justice. The rectangular and square frames are quite a bit larger than shown.

If you like them feel free to download from 4shared or mediafire. Sorry - freebie retired.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Fairies in Blue - Mini Kit

I know I haven't posted for a while, but hopefully that will get better. The school project I was working on is almost done, and I should have more time for scrapbooking now. In the meantime, I have participated in a few challenges and posts at some of the sites I belong to. I made the mini kit shown below for the March-April RAK members challenge. I also haven't forgotten about the award I need to pass on and will be doing that soon also.

If you would like you can download it from 4shared or mediafire. Sorry - freebie retired.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

My First Mini Kit Freebie!!

Wow!! I can't believe it! I have made a mini-kit called Easter Egg Hunt for the March Color Challenge at SAS - StoneAccentsStudio. They provided a color palette and the challenge was to make a mini-kit or elements using those colors. And I actually gave it a try! There are 6 papers, 2 mats, and 5 each ribbons and bows. Also, there are some buttons and a glass stone circular frame. The kit is 300 dpi and the papers are full-size (12x12).

You can download it here. Sorry - freebie retired.

As a bonus, I also made a quickpage using the mini-kit. The quick page is 12x12 and can easily be sized to 8x8. Here is the quick page preview.

The quick page can be downloaded here. Sorry - freebie retired.