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Squirrely has been my nickname since I was a child, both because it rhymes with my real name, and because I'm forgetful and just plain nuts at times. I've been tagging for 2+ decades off and on, and now that I'm retired/disabled I'm pretty much on most of the time now.

I love to share what I make with you, and I LOVE it when you respond with love back for the shares. So have a look around, take what you like and enjoy yourself. Just watch for splinters.

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Monday, March 28, 2016

Mask Monday with show-offs!

I hope you all had a lovely weekend, and those that celebrated Easter had a nice holiday. :)  My 
granddaughter walked down to the beach with our lop bunny, C.C. in her Easter scarf.


Isn't she a little cutie? She wasn't impressed with the sand though, not a beach bunny I guess,
hardy har har. ;)


I had a play yesterday with one of Carita's revamped mini kits, 


I can't remember the last time I worked with a themed kit that wasn't a holiday kit, so I really enjoyed creating a scene with this adorable tube and Carita's fabulous embellies,  The colors are this gorgeous blue below along with black and gray, perfect for the police theme.  The papers in it are fabulously grunged, I know I'll be using them very often in my tagging.  Remember, these mini kits of Carita's come with an itty bitty price tag, plus it's on sale! 

Feel free to snag if you like it, but don't alter it please.



Dee came out with a luxurious new kit last week,
with accompanying Cluster Set and Cluster Frame set, and a money saving bundle as well.

         

It's an extremely elegant kit with beautiful tones of peachy-orange, pastel greens & browns and copper metals.  The flowers in the kit are very unique and somewhat exotic, and of course Dee clusters them beautifully.  This kit brings to mind a Moroccan adventure for me, starring Humphrey Bogart lol.  A touch of antiquity yet very on trend for taggers.  Don't miss out on this one folks.



Finally, here are your Monday Masks....I went total grunge this week.



Download HERE and enjoy!

Friday, March 25, 2016

Cutie Cluster & show off

Today marks a week since the "Robin's Egg Blue Contest" began, and I've been getting some pretty swee-eet entries so far.  It's so fun to see all of your different ideas on how to use this kit.  There are 8 days left in the contest still so be sure you and your friends get your entries in before the April 1st deadline.

Someone did ask me a good question that others may be wondering about as well, so I want to share it.  She already had bought the collab for herself, and was wondering if she could win it and give it to her friend.  The answer is yes, and no.  Yes, she can surely be have the H2H Collab win go to her friend, but I have to be the one to purchase the GC for the kit in her friends name, not the actual winner of the prize. Otherwise it would be an act of piracy - you can't share your purchased scrap kits with friends after all.  So even if you've already got the Collab you can still play and win, and then be a "Kit Fairy" for someone else!  


Carita Creationz has just released another gorgeous kit


Look at those colors!!!  I know Spring just started, but man, if this kit doesn't have me drooling for Summer days at the beach and beyond - and mermaids. The elements are so rich and elegant, I would imagine a very fancy mermaid would love to collect all of the shiny objects in this kit.  You feel like you can almost touch them thanks to Carita's attention for detail in her work. Everything about this kit is simply stunning and unique, and would make a great addition to your stash.

Here's my take on it, my animation skills took a vacation this week, because I would have loved to have everything in this tag swaying with the current.  Pretty pretty pretty. :)
And it's on sale right now HERE in the shop.  Feel free to snag this, but don't change it in anyway.



My grandson Angus, who lives on the other side of the world from me, turned 2 on the first day of Spring.  His Mum and Dad made him an adorable art table for his room so he's been spending his days drawing and painting the flowers in his garden. Indeed he has his own mini garden next to daddy's big garden and loves to "work" in it with his mini tools from his very own mini tool shed.   The color purple is very funny to him for some odd, 2yr old reason, everytime he picks up that crayon he giggles like only he can. :)  You can thank him for today's silly little freebie. 


Download HERE and enjoy!


Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Desktops, Snags and Show-offs (oh my!)

I have some lovelies for you today compliments of Carita Creationz newest Spring kit, 


...oh and it IS just that.  This is one of her older kits that she's updated to be as fresh as the glorious colors it's created with.  I love vivid pastels, and Carita has added a deeper hue to all of our favorites for Spring.  This kit could be used for Easter, but also for any tags where you're looking for flowers aplenty to decorate it with.  I love how the little white flowers
I placed along the top tie in with this lovely tube.

I made you a snag set to use during this season in your favorite forums.
I hope you enjoy them!



 



In true Squirrely fashion, I made this tag awhile ago and never put it here on my blog. Grrrr
A bit ago Carita released an amazing Steampunk kit,
I was able to doll it up for Easter though, nothing wrong with a Steampunk Bunny, is there??  I loved working with this great kit because she's found some very unique embellies for it, and the fact that it's the usual punky colors with blue added.  A nice, bright robin's egg blue no less.  
Thanks to Simone as always for her FTU steam animations.
Feel free to snag this one as well if you'd like.




Dee also has a new glorious Spring/Easter kit that is
for sure.  And, as she's been doing lately, she's also offering a set of 
To finish off the set, she also offers it all "Bundled" at a great savings for us.
Just click on the previews to make them bigger.  It's an adorable kit for Easter, or you can use just the abundance of flowers and other embellies as I did in my show off tag below.

  



Dee also has a beautiful kit from last Spring that I had a play with , "Reverie".
As you can see it's a lovely lavender shaded kit with a whimsical nature.


I've had this cutie tube from Sheena Pike which I just love for some time now, and her tubes take
a different approach to tagging than I'm used to, in my humble opinion anyway.  This kit was the answer, with it's dreamy design and touch of shabby chic'ness.  Hydrangeas (along with Daisies and Lilacs) are my favorite flowers, so I made a sort of artsy display in the shadow box in the kit.  I was so pleased with end result, I made us all desktops with the original tag.


Download your free Desktop HERE & enjoy!

offered in all of the popular sizes for monitors - 1920x1080, 1600x900, 1440 x 900, 1366x768 

Stop back on Freebie Friday for something I think you're gonna really enjoy :).



Monday, March 21, 2016

Mask Monday!

Today I have 2 more Spring themed masks for your stash.  

And for those of you interested in my blog contest, just read down below for all of the info you need.  I have been inundated this weekend with entries, and I'm SO excited about it!  Keep them coming my friends, I can't believe how beautiful the tags I've gotten so far are.  You all make my designs look awesome lol.  Thank you for that.


Download HERE & enjoy!


Friday, March 18, 2016

Part 4 Robin's Egg Blue kit and Contest Begins

This is the kit you've been (hopefully) downloading all week, and today is the last zip file, part 4 of it.
But first....

Just a reminder of two previously posted kits that's you'll find included in the Here2Help collab kit.

Dees'Sign Depot incredible, "Just Ducky" which I more than adore, I'm using it for my
Spring blog decor. :)  How sweet can you get, right??

And with Carita Creationz stunning donation I created this snag for you.

As you've seen all week, this is an amazing collection of tagging goodness that you
would do well to own, as you will be able to use the parts of the collab in endless
combinations.  If you're a Designer yourself (or thinking about it), there are even CU items 
in there for your use.  The Here2Help Collab Kit, if sold separately, would be worth somewhere
in the area of $500 - oh yea, you think this bargain shopper didn't figure out the math??  lol

But more than that, much, much more than that - your purchase of the kit will help one of
the kindest, most generous and beautiful member of our tagging world, 
as she battles for her life with advancing cancer.  Mirella's family lives in a different region of 
the world that she does, so she's got her work friends and US to see her through this ordeal.
So far we've done an amazing job of  doing just that by raising upwards of $4500 already.
If you are or know of anyone that's going through the treatment phase of cancer, you already
know how expensive it is.  So there's more work to be done for her, and I hope you'll consider - if
you haven't already - purchasing this amazing collaborative kit that was put together with alot
of love for this wonderful woman.

You can find the collab HERE, along with previews of everything in the kit.

Robins Egg Blue


Since Tuesday, each day you've been downloading a quarter of the kit and today you'll download the final part down 
HERE.
(I misnumbered my elements folks someone just pointed it out to me.  There is no 36 - 39.  And THAT is why I'm Squirrely, because of stuff like that - sigh)

The Robin's Egg Blue Contest

From today through April 1st (at night) EST, I want you to make a tag with this kit, and ONLY this kit.
1        Don't add anything to it. 
2        You may colorize a few pieces if needed to match your tube if you'd like.
3        You can use a template if desired 
4        You MUST use one of my masks for your finished tag.
5        When you save your tag, please include your name in the filename you give it.
6        Add your name (or a friends) to your finished tag, not mine.
7        Please NO animation.  I'm a sucker for it and that wouldn't be fair to those who can't do it.
8        I must have a minimum of 15 entries by April 1st or the contest is canceled.  Tell your friends, spread the word on social media or any groups you're in.  Everyone gets my free kit, and a chance to win BIG and help Mirella with her medical bills at the same time.  Link everyone to my blog - DO NOT COPY AND PASTE PLEASE.
9        Email your finished tags to me at 1960.shirl@gmail.com by April 1st - late tags will be automatically disqualified.
10   In the subject line of your email to me, please write - Robin's Egg Blue Contest - so I don't delete it by accident.

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On April 2nd, myself and the ladies from the H2H committee
(Dee, Sylvie, Allison, Alex, Jessica, Carita, & Cat)
will choose a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner!!
The winners will be announced HERE ON MY BLOG ONLY on April 3rd.

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What you'll WIN!...

1st place............The Here2Help collab kit - a $20 value.
(if you already own the kit, then you'll win a $20 GC to Dees'Sign Depot
This sale of this kit will be donated to Mirella after Paypal costs)
2nd place.............4 Thalaris kits sold at Dees'Sign Depot
(The proceeds from this sale will also be donated to Mirella per Thalaris)
3rd place....................Any 1 kit sold at Dees'Sign Depot


So don't hesitate to buy the collab kit in the meantime if you want to, because you'll still get a nifty prize if you win 1st place, ok??  And as an added bonus, I haven't decided what it will be yet, but I'll let Random.org chose
someone that didn't win one of these prizes and that person will get a prize as well.
So EVERYONE has a chance to win something.

If you have any questions, leave them in the comments with your "thank you Squirrely's" but be sure to add your email addy so I can answer you!!!!

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Part 3 of Robin's Egg Blue kit, Contest & show offs.

Be careful out there today, my friends, but have a great time!!

I sure hope you're enjoying getting a good taste of the talent that got involved with the Here 2 Help Collaborative kit to help designer Mirella (A Space Between) pay for 
her cancer treatments.  I hope some of you have already purchased 
the kit or are just waiting till payday lol.
Here are more goodies that you'll find in it, I swear it's never ending!!

Read after the tags about how to pick up Part 3 of Robin's Egg Blue and enter my contest

I just adore these word signature tags, you can have so much fun decorating them or even just leaving them plain.  This one is a template from the kit from (all around sweet, generous lady) Cazzy Designs.  The tube I've used (GORGEOUS) is also in the kit and generously donated by artist Jose Cano.  I've used Monti's (of the famed 'playground' & CDO) beautiful & flowery donated scrap kit simply and appropriately "Here to Help".




I just adore this donated tube by ZlataM, to me she just screams summertime, whether she's a bride or a free spirited beauty.  Carrie of Pink Paradox  Productions designed the kit I've used here, and I did even touch the surface of the items in it.  But you'll find every color of the summertime in there - it's stunning.  The mask I've used was one of several donations from Rachel Designs.  They're actually photo masks which I converted to use in psp.  It's perfect for this dreamy tag.


I must be in a pink frame of mind today. ;)


Here is my Robin's Egg Blue scrapkit, and all of the information
you'll need to enter my contest - download is below.

I made this exclusive kit last Spring for a group I was in that's no longer around.
So you may already have it, double check your stash.

Robins Egg Blue


Every day this week you've been downloading a few pieces of the kit, so by Friday you'll have the full kit.  Just scroll back to Tuesday March 15th & 16th for the previous parts.  Today you'll download part 3 down below.  Once you've got it all.....

...now the real fun begins...

From Friday through April 1st (at night) EST, I want you to make a tag with this kit, and ONLY this kit.
  1. Don't add anything to it.  
  2. You may colorize a few pieces if needed to match your tube if you'd like.
  3. You can use a template if desired  
  4. You MUST use one of my masks for your finished tag.
  5. When you save your tag, please include your name in the filename you give it.
  6. Add your name (or a friends) to your finished tag, not mine.
  7. Please NO animation.  I'm a sucker for it and that wouldn't be fair to those who can't do it.
  8. I must have a minimum of 15 entries by April 1st or the contest is cancelled.  Tell your friends, spread the word on social media or any groups you're in.  Everyone gets my free kit, and a chance to win BIG and help Mirella with her medical bills at the same time.  Link everyone to my blog - DO NOT COPY AND PASTE PLEASE.
  9. Email your finished tags to me at 1960.shirl@gmail.com by April 1st - late tags will be automatically disqualified
  10. In the subject line of your email to me, please write - Robin's Egg Blue Contest - so I don't delete it by accident.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
On April 2nd, myself and the ladies from the H2H committee
(I haven't asked them to help me yet, but I think they will lol)
will choose a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner!!
The winners will be announced HERE ON MY BLOG ONLY on April 3rd.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
What you'll WIN!...

1st place............The Here2Help collab kit - a $20 value.
(if you already own the kit, then you'll win a $20 GC to Dees'Sign Depot
This sale of this kit will be donated to Mirella after Paypal costs)
2nd place.............4 Thalaris kits sold at Dees'Sign Depot
(The proceeds from this sale will also be donated to Mirella per Thalaris)
3rd place....................Any 1 kit sold at Dees'Sign Depot

So don't hesitate to buy the collab kit in the meantime if you want to, because you'll still get a nifty prize if you win 1st place, ok??  I haven't decided what it will be yet, but I'll let Random.org chose
someone that didn't win one of these prizes and that person will get a prize as well.
So EVERYONE has a chance to win something.

If you have any questions, leave them in the comments with your "thank you Squirrely's" but be sure to add your email addy so I can answer you!!!!

But MOST of all, have fun for goodness sake.
You can download the 3rd part of "Robins Egg Blue"
 HERE
(the link is fixed, sorry about that - it was the green beer)


Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Part 2 of Robin's Egg Blue Contest & show offs.


Here are a couple of tags I've made using different parts of Here2Help Collab for Mirella
on sale now at Dees'Sign Depot HERE.  It's over 1 gig of tagging goodies!!  Oogle at my show offs first, and then read below about how to get my FTU scrap kit and my contest!!


Every part of this tag below was made with different donations to the H2H collab kit.
This very uniquely beautiful scrap kit was created by Sue of Moonshine Dezinez.  Aren't the colors 
so soothing?  The lovely tube I've used is Anna Liwanag's (from CDO) donation to the kit, the stunning word art is from Claire of FWTags Creations and the mask is one of Vix' donations (Vix is my mask hero btw).  I'm very pleased how they all came together for this tag.


This 2nd collab tag today I made with another of the beautiful cluster frames included, this one
by Cindy of Chichi Designz. This cluster is from the kit she donated, "Mirella's Dream".  The beautiful word art was donated by Rosa of Rosa Tags.  I think all of us can embrace this sentiment. This amazing tube was donated by Lysisange.


Here is part 2 of my Robin's Egg Blue scrapkit, and all of the information
you'll need to enter my contest

Each day for the rest of this week I'm going to give you a quarter of an 
exclusive scrap kit I made last Spring for a group I was in that's no longer around.
So you may already have it, double check your stash.

Robins Egg Blue


Every day you'll download a few pieces of the kit so by Friday you'll have the full kit.  Today is part 2.

Now the real fun begins...

From Friday through April 1st (at night) EST, I want you to make a tag with this kit, and ONLY this kit.
  1. Don't add anything to it.  
  2. You may colorize a few pieces if needed to match your tube if you'd like.
  3. You can use a template if desired  
  4. You MUST use one of my masks for your finished tag.
  5. When you save your tag, please include your name in the filename you give it.
  6. Add your name (or a friends) to your finished tag, not mine.
  7. Please NO animation.  I'm a sucker for it and that wouldn't be fair to those who can't do it.
  8. I must have a minimum of 15 entries by April 1st or the contest is cancelled.  Tell your friends, spread the word on social media or any groups you're in.  Everyone gets my free kit, and a chance to win BIG and help Mirella with her medical bills at the same time.  Link everyone to my blog - DO NOT COPY AND PASTE PLEASE.
  9. Email your finished tags to me at 1960.shirl@gmail.com by April 1st - late tags will be automatically disqualified
  10. In the subject line of your email to me, please write - Robin's Egg Blue Contest - so I don't delete it by accident.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
On April 2nd, myself and the ladies from the H2H committee
(I haven't asked them to help me yet, but I think they will lol)
will choose a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner!!
The winners will be announced HERE ON MY BLOG ONLY on April 3rd.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
What you'll WIN!...

1st place............The Here2Help collab kit - a $20 value.
(if you already own the kit, then you'll win a $20 GC to Dees'Sign Depot
This sale of this kit will be donated to Mirella after Paypal costs)
2nd place.............4 Thalaris kits sold at Dees'Sign Depot
(The proceeds from this sale will also be donated to Mirella per Thalaris)
3rd place....................Any 1 kit sold at Dees'Sign Depot

So don't hesitate to buy the collab kit in the meantime if you want to, because you'll still get a nifty prize if you win 1st place, ok??  I haven't decided what it will be yet, but I'll let Random.org chose
someone that didn't win one of these prizes and that person will get a prize as well.
So EVERYONE has a chance to win something.

If you have any questions, leave them in the comments with your "thank you Squirrely's" but be sure to add your email addy so I can answer you!!!!

But MOST of all, have fun for goodness sake.
You can download the 2nd part of "Robins Egg Blue"


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