Tag Archives: freebie

Celebrate Spring! FREE Easter Gift Tags

Vintage tulip, elegant design FREE for your own personal use!

Some of us have heard rumors that it’s Spring, others are deeply enjoying the warmth of the sun and the most welcomed harbinger of spring – Tulips and other bulbs.  To celebrate spring I’ve created a FREE tag set that you can pick up on my Facebook page

You can also click on the picture to go to my Facebook page, you’ll go to a “Welcome” page first, where you’ll have an opportunity to sign up for my newsletter that I’ll be producing soon on a somewhat monthly basis 🙂  You’ll also have a chance to “like” my page which will give you access to special coupon codes listed on a separate page under “For Fans Only”

FREE Shaped Gift Tags for Easter or other uses!

There are several digital clip art kits available in this design in my Etsy store.  The complete art kit runs $7.95 and has 27 pieces in the kit. 3, 12″ square papers, 2, shaped tags, 14 art pieces, 1 word art, 2 intricate borders, 4 frames and 1 card front. Created from vintage botanical illustrations and highly designed, layered and textured, then mixed with original watercolor art by Audrey Jeanne.

Vintage Red and Yellow tulips, swirls and butterflies

You can click on the picture to go to the kit at Etsy or use this link: ANTIQUE TULIPS ART KIT There will be several more kits coming over the next few weeks, including jewelry making collages, compact mirrors, coasters and more.

Beautiful for card making, scrapbooking and other craft uses

After having a foot of snow two weeks ago we finally had a marvelous weekend – just in time for the outdoor wedding of a very special young couple that are dear friends from our church.  It was a magnificent day for them and we were so excited to be a part of their lives and to be a part of helping them as a married couple in the years ahead.  Congratulations Andrew and Monica!

“This is the day the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it!”  One of my favorite verses and one I try to meditate on frequently – whether the day is beautiful like today, or stormy, it’s a day that God has given me to rejoice and delight in.  When I greet the storms with rejoicing in the Lord they pass more easily and disturb me less.  When I greet the beautiful days with gratitude in my heart they are all the more enhanced!  Everything goes better in my life when I rejoice in my Lord!  Have a great Spring day.

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
Facebooktwittergoogle_pluslinkedinrssyoutubeby feather

A Vintage Peacock Favor Gift Tag Freebie!

Vintage Peacock Wedding Favor Gift Tags, Free download

Just for fun today, I created this Vintage Peacock punchable gift tag.  He’s a free download.  All you have to do to claim him is go to my facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/audrey.jeannes.expressions (or click on the image and it will take you there).  You may have to scroll through posts to find him or you can go to my albums and look for “Freebie” as the title.

Inexpensive yet Elegant Table Card Numbers, any Color Background

While you’re there would you please consider “liking” my page?  We’re working toward reaching 500 “likes” and then there will be a link to a $4.95 digital clip art Easter kit for FREE!  If you have a friend that would enjoy the freebie too, would you consider letting them know about it for me as well.  It’s all about connecting!

Elegant "Vintage Peacock" Save the Dates available at Zazzle

To use these as Favor tags for a wedding reception or bridal shower, you can either hand write on them after printing, or typeset your names on them before printing.  This requires some graphic program or Microsoft Word knowledge.  Make sure you use as heavy a card stock as your printer can manage, it makes a difference in the finished product.  To create the tags, simply either cut them out on a paper trimmer, or use a square or round punch.  I left lots of background to give you more options.   Punch a hole in the top and use a lovely ribbon to affix them to your favors and you have a beautifully elegant touch for your wedding reception tables, bridal shower decor or other party event.

Antique Vintage Peacock Wedding Invitation, Monogrammed Custom Color

There are invitations, RSVPs and other stationery goods in a wide variety of background colors, that have been designed to match this collection.  I’ve linked just a couple here in this post, but you can find a wide selection of peacock designs – from vintage to contemporary and in many different colorways in my store.

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
Facebooktwittergoogle_pluslinkedinrssyoutubeby feather

Social Marketing 101 – Getting Past the Fear

BRAND NEW DIGITAL CLIP ART KIT $4.95 AT ETSY.  Just click on the picture to go to the store.  There are more sizes and shapes in this collection.

A CONTEST EVERYONE CAN WIN:  I want to build my Facebook page up from 204 likes to 500 as my first goal.  Will you help me do it?  If you do, you can win the kit I’m showing in this post.  The minute we reach that goal I will post a link to the kit on my page as a thank you to everyone that helped as well as to be enjoyed by everyone who joined!  So if you have friends that enjoy digital art, please invite them so I can give away at least 500 kits!

Social Marketing 101 – Getting Past the Fear

I took a great class yesterday from Constant Contact (the people I’ve been paying to host my 5,000+ name mailing list for 3 months, but have never sent out an email to yet!!!)  Am I lame or what?!  I’m not sure what the hold up has been, but I’m determined to get past it.   My darling friend, Karla Dornacher has even agreed to hold my hand through the process so I’m going to take the plunge… very soon…

The conference was actually 2 classes, Social Marketing was the morning topic and Email Marketing the second.  Does the word “marketing” scare you?  It isn’t my favorite word either, but I realized that if you take the word “marketing” out – it’s really about connecting, I hate to “market” but I LOVE to connect.  What’s not to love about connecting with people who share your likes and passions.  Connecting with people that enjoy what you do and vice-versa.  When I started to think of it in those terms it immediately became much less scary to me.

After listening to Kelly Flint – Constant Contact’s LA Regional Development Director give the presentation, I did a lot of thinking about what I have and haven’t done in the past.  She is delightfully hilarious by the way, if you get a chance to go to any seminar she’s teaching do it.  You can find her Facebook page by clicking on her name, it’s a live link.  Kelly is a wealth of ideas and information and I’ll share bits and pieces of her tips via my twitter feed in the next few weeks.  If you haven’t connected with me there it’s TWITTER @audreyjeanne.

Kelly shared a lot of real life stories.  While listening to them, it dawned on me, I don’t believe I have ever told anyone that reads my blog that I HAVE a Facebook Page, much less invited you to come visit.  I did say I’m at the 101 course level.  You can find it here: facebook.com/audrey.jeannes.expressions

I enjoy Facebook because it’s so interactive – much more so than a blog.  I would love to dialog with you.  I would LOVE to hear about your passions.  What arts and crafts are you into?  What do you want to learn more about?  What are you making and selling or just making to give away?

Do you have friends that love to create with digital art?  Are they professional crafters that love to find new things to make, new art that they can use for selling at craft shows?  Do you have friends that scour the net for the next hot craft and would love to share what they find?  I’d love for you to invite them to come connect with us.  I’d love to see what people are doing in their creative spaces and try to encourage you to bring more creativity and beauty into your life.  AND I’d love to have you come and post those kinds of things on my Facebook page so we can all go check them out.

Now, if I can figure out how to post a “find me on facebook and twitter button”, I’m in business…  Oh Cheryl, are you out there?!  (she’s my favorite geek helper!)

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
Facebooktwittergoogle_pluslinkedinrssyoutubeby feather

Digital Clip Art Link Now Available

We have now disabled our own store and linked this site up to our complete storefront at Aimee Asher Elite.  If you look to the right you’ll see “Browse Digital products”  When you click on that link it will open my store in AAE here in my blog.  Be patient, it may take a few seconds, but you’ll be able to scroll through all 15 pages of digital clip art that is currently available, with more coming weekly.

In addition, on the left side column under the “Zazzle Store” products, you’ll see “New Products” previews.

To purchase any of the clip art, you will need to become a member at Aimee Asher and log in.  There are lots of other wonderful artists there, so go take a peek and enjoy!

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
Facebooktwittergoogle_pluslinkedinrssyoutubeby feather

A Freebie Kit for the Fourth of July

A quick post this morning to let you know that I have a FREE patriotic card making kit available in my store at Aimee Asher.  It is a 3 card, 2 envelope kit that I designed to make writing to a serviceman or woman very easy.  If you have a group that writes to these people, feel free to make and send as many cards as you wish.

There’s also a blank card that can be made into a 4th of July party invitation or ?  Have fun with it and have fun with your summer!

You do have to log into Aimee Asher in order to download there, but there will be no charge.  While there take a little time to look around and see the other fun kits that are available.  If you like to make your own cards, one of my very favorite card making duos is “Kizzy Dizzy.”  They are my dear friends from the United Kingdom.  Their kits are amazingly detailed and creative.  They have made quite a few cards from my art kits as you can see here their “Hazy Hydrangeas” is from my Blue Hydrangeas clip art kits.  Here’s a link to their store:  KIZZY DIZZY CARDMAKING KITS AT AAE

LINK TO FREEBIE KIT AT AIMEE ASHER STORE

Happy Crafting!

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
Facebooktwittergoogle_pluslinkedinrssyoutubeby feather

A Graduation Freebie Bookmark

smajr-bookmark-blue-butterfly-collage1I promised that I would do a freebie for those of you that were so patient during my loooooong break in posting.  I also got a request for a butterfly bookmark for a Women’s retreat so I decided to combine their request with the upcoming graduation season and provide a bookmark for you to include as a package topper, or to add inside your graduation card envelope.

You can print them on card stock and laminate as a basic bookmark or cut out the butterflies that are included and make them 3 dimensional.  Use foam double stick tape to attach your butterflies and perhaps a little glitter or jewels and you will have a very special little gift!

LINK TO FREEBIE DOWNLOAD HERE

This is made out of the Winged Jewels Clip Art Kits which I am going to be uploading this weekend to this site.

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
Facebooktwittergoogle_pluslinkedinrssyoutubeby feather

A Snowy Day Freebie For Christmas!

With all the snowy winter weather spreading into such strange places as New Orleans!!!  I thought I would create an “It’s Snow Fun” Gift tag set Freebie for you!

In addition to the freebie, the art set from which it was created was uploaded into the AimeeAsher store yesterday.

TO DOWNLOAD THE FREEBIES:

CLICK ON THIS LINK and it will take you to my store in the Aimee Asher Elite Digital Store.  You will have to register in order to order from the store, but there will be no cost to you.  Also, you may choose to receive a newsletter that goes out with store specials and freebies (or choose not to receive it)  There are two freebies in my store, both with the red bow on the front cover image.  Put them in your cart and then feel free to browse the other artist’s stores for other goodies (all marked by the red bow).

It’s our way of saying, “Merry Christmas” to all of you!  We’re also having a “Happy New Year” event that you’ll find out about if you sign up for the newsletter!   The main address for Aimee Asher Elite is www.aimeeasher.com, bookmark it and check back often!  There are all kinds of activities to be discovered there.  Many of your favorite artists have groups you can join.  There’s a wonderful message board where ladies share ideas, pray for each other and have a lot of fun.

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
Facebooktwittergoogle_pluslinkedinrssyoutubeby feather

Christmas Tree in Window Gift Tag Freebie

LINK TO FREEBIE GIFT TAG HERE.

This freebie is courtesy of Kath (“the Brat”) from The Aimee Asher Community www.aimeeasher.com

Kath is such a giving person, and wanted to share her creativity with all of you.  She made this tag using my “Windows on Christmas” Digital Clip Art and Crafting Kit LINK TO KIT HERE and a kit that hasn’t been loaded into the store yet, “Victorian Rose Christmas”

This freebie also kicks off our Christmas Story reading, which begins in the post below this one.  Each day I will post a little of the Christmas Story to help all of us keep our focus in the chaos of the season.  Come bring your cup of coffee or tea, put your feet up and join all of us as we prepare for the holidays together!

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
Facebooktwittergoogle_pluslinkedinrssyoutubeby feather

Christmas is Coming — Here’s a Freebie to Help!

Christmas Gift Tag, freebie digital clip art crafting kit by Audrey Jeanne Roberts

LINK TO CHRISTMAS GIFT TAG FREEBIE HERE Here’s a little freebie treat for you that is made out of my “Contemporary Christmas 2” kits, both the paper pack and Digital Clip Art kit coordinate with it.  It’s a three dimensional, layered gift tag that you can make quite easily and glitz up with glitter, jewels or?  I personally adore decorating my packages with really special gift tags so I hope you’ll enjoy this little gift.

I think that this Christmas is going to be both a challenge and a blessing.  We all have a little less “excess” to go overboard with Christmas gifts so if you are crafty at all, it’s an opportunity to use your gifts and talents to make up the difference!  My very favorite Christmas memories are the ones where I spent time making my gifts for my family members rather than last minute rushing through the stores and grabbing what I could find and afford.

The real meaning of Christmas isn’t the glitz, glamour and race to outspend each other — it’s that God gave His most precious gift, His only begotten Son to a world that was lost without Him.  It’s that God wanted to enlarge His family through that gift and that His passionate desire is that we would have His Peace fill our lives and our world.

So as we head into the fall (yippee on the brisk cool mornings, I LOVE THEM!)  Let’s think of really meaningful gifts we can give to those we love.  If you have grandchildren, perhaps you could take them for a weekend to allow their parents time to rediscover their love for one another.  If you have a neighbor that is growing old and frail, perhaps you could take them with you to see the Christmas lights.  There are so many meaningful things that we can do for each other that cost very little if anything — except of course our TIME, which is the most valuable and limited thing we own.

CONGRATULATIONS!  THE BLOG CONTEST WINNER THIS MORNING IS THE 4TH COMMENT ON THIS POST:  SEE POST HERE

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
Facebooktwittergoogle_pluslinkedinrssyoutubeby feather

Christmas Freebie — Bookmark and Ornament Frame

freebie, free, bookmark, digital clip art, photo frame, christmas ornament, christmas digital clip art. audrey jeanne robertsLINK TO “HOLLY BERRY CHRISTMAS FREEBIE” HERE (I’ve fixed the link now, sorry!)  I have been working/playing with this art set all day and am finding it incredibly easy to put things together.  That always makes me feel good as I know then that you’ll find it easy to be creative as well!

Here’s a freebie sampler that is a bookmark and an ornament shaped frame that would work very well for scrapbooking purposes or cardmaking.  Simply add a saying and a background color or pattern and you have a card front art piece or add a photo and the frame will bring a little sparkle to any scrapbook layout you’re working on.

I created an 18 page 5″ x 5″ Instant Scrapbook with this art and will have it posted some time next week.  It came out so cute and was incredibly fast to assemble, it only took about 15 minutes to print and assemble.  If you have childhood and family photos from Christmas’ past this book will make a fabulous family gift.  I’m planning to assemble one with all of my kids Christmas photos from birth on up and will give each of them one for Christmas (as well as the grandparents).  I figure it will take me 1/2 a day to a day to assemble the photos, scan them and insert them into the design and then 15 minutes for each of the gifts to be assembled.  I can’t wait to get started.  (Don’t worry, the secret is safe, my kids NEVER READ my blog — you know mom’s kinda boring, LOL!)

Have a great weekend!

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
Facebooktwittergoogle_pluslinkedinrssyoutubeby feather

Freebie “Sweet Desserts” Recipe Card Set!

Free Recipe Card, cupcake, cupcakes, chocolate, dessert, desserts, digital clip art kitLINK TO DOWNLOAD FREE RECIPE CARD SET I created a new recipe card set to give away so I could “show off” the new “Sweet Desserts 1” Digital Clip Art Kit and the new “Abigail’s Sinful Desserts 1″ Recipe Card Gift Box and Food Gift Set.  This will give you a chance to see the new art up close and personally.

There are two, two-sided recipe card layouts, with and without title and three versions of a single 4″ x 6” recipe card.  I hope you’ll enjoy your “non-fattening” treat!

The art used in this kit can be found here: LINK TO STORE FOR SWEET DESSERTS 1 ART KIT

Coordinating Chocolate Dessert Art:  LINK TO STORE FOR SWEET CHOCOLATE ART KIT & LINK TO SWEET CHOCOLATE PAPER PACK

The Crafting kit for making your own Recipe Card Gift Box, recipe cards, food gift labels and tags:  LINK TO STORE FOR “ABIGAIL’S SINFUL DESSERTS 1”

SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY: Rom 15:13  May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.   NIV

PRAYER:  Lord, in uncertain times, when I read the headlines and don’t know what the future holds, help me to remember that You are “The God of Hope” and You hold both the future and me in Your hands!  Let that hope become so real to my heart that it fills me with all joy and peace as I grow in trusting you.

Help my joy and peace overflow to all those that share my life by the power of the Holy Spirit!  I want to have contagious joy, contagious hope and contagious peace!  AMEN

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
Facebooktwittergoogle_pluslinkedinrssyoutubeby feather

New! Photo Frame-ups Digital Photo Mat Freebie

audrey jeanne roberts, photo frame for announcements or greeting card.  LINK TO PHOTO FRAME UP DOWNLOAD HERE This is the first of what will be many Photo Frame-up kits that you can send to places like Wal-Mart, Target or other photo developers that can handle digital images.  The size of this is 4″ x 8″

LINK TO WILDFLOWER SONATA 1 DIGITAL CLIP ART KIT IN STORE HERE

LINK TO WILDFLOWER SONATA PAPER PACK 1 KIT IN STORE HERE.

All you need to do is add your pictures underneath the png format file and size to fit.  Then save the file as a jpeg format (or other file type required by your photo developing service) and send to your favorite lab.  I checked this morning and saw that Wal-mart sells this size print for as low as 33 cents per print.

This would make a beautiful baby announcement.  Just add a baby picture or two and the baby’s information in the text box and print.  You can also create your own greeting card by using this as a card front rather than a photo frame-up.

In case you were wondering which art kit this is from, this is a new kit that I am working on called “Wildflower Sonata.” It’s available now in my store at the above links.  It’s a bright, sunny, fun, younger feeling kit that will be perfect for a lot of uses including card making, scrapbooking and crafting.

SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY:  Ps 56:3-4  when I am afraid, I will trust in you.   In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid.  What can mortal man do to me?  NIV

COMMENTS:  Isn’t it amazing how quickly our world can change and the prospects for peace or war?  When things in the world seem suddenly out of control, it is easy to become afraid.  I love this verse because the psalmist doesn’t say “When I am afraid you lecture me.”  Nor does he say, “God only rescues me when I am not afraid.”   It also lets me know that faith isn’t an absence of fear, but it is turning to God when I am afraid.

In an every-changing world it is important to remember that nothing comes as a surprise to the Lord.  When we rest in Him, He will be with us and see us through.

PRAYER:  Lord, this week the world suddenly changed and it was easy for fear and uncertainty to threaten to overwhelm me.  I admit that at times like this, I am afraid of the future and what it will hold.  Help me to overcome my fear by running into your arms.  When I am afraid, show me ways to actively trust you.  Teach me to praise you and remind myself of everything that your word says about you!  Thank you Lord for your protection.  I rest in your power and your love.  AMEN

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
Facebooktwittergoogle_pluslinkedinrssyoutubeby feather

Chocoholics Beware!!! A Freebie Recipe Card

Free Recipe Card Chocolate cheescake, chocolate covered strawberries digital clip artCLICK HERE FOR DOWNLOAD LINK I just had to make up a recipe card out of this set, it’s so perfect for these uses.  So I decided to share it to celebrate my first kits being up at Aimee Asher Elite (at www.aimeeasher.com)  I have around 20 kits up of 185 or so to get there, it’s going to be a long month!!!!

The art kit that was used to make this card is available here in my blog store as well as at www.aimeeasher.com where there’s also a lot of new and beautiful art from many of my friends.  I was asked where I would prefer someone purchase the kits — either place!  It’s all the same to me 🙂

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
Facebooktwittergoogle_pluslinkedinrssyoutubeby feather

The Blog Contest Winner is…

The seventh post on THIS DAY’S BLOG POST (link here)

Congratulations to the winner!  Hmmmm…. she has so many of my sets that she might have to wait until the next new one comes out to claim her prize :-)!

If you don’t know, I have a blog contest drawing twice a month and all you have to do to enter is post a comment on any day from the 1st – 15th, or the 16th – 31st and you have entered the contest.  A number for the day of the post then is drawn at random and a number for the comment and that individual wins one of my kits for free.  The kit given away varies each time and if you already own that kit I will always substitute it for another.

Also, this is a great time to remind you all that I have a new contest each month that will be drawn from everyone that purchases an item in my store.  It will be drawn on or around the first of the month from the previous month’s sales.  You don’t have to do anything special to enter.

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
Facebooktwittergoogle_pluslinkedinrssyoutubeby feather