Archive for January, 2009

Randi Oh Designs, Garden Delights

For my 2009 tries I made a post on DST to find new and new to me designers. I love discovering new designers, try something else and review the products they make. And there is a lot of talent around for sure. A lot of new designers replied so I clicked links, looked at stores, looked at previews and I was in love again. I was browsing Randi Oh Designs store and her previews are gorgeous. So I was looking and felt head over heels for the gorgeous kit called Garden Delights. After paying and checkout I was happy to see downloads went smooth as well.


So this is what the description of the kit says

Take a walk through Garden Delights and discover the natural beauty that awaits you. This kit is packed with amazing realistic elements mixed with traditional elements, gorgeous textured and patterned papers and an old weathered rusty alpha from being exposed to the garden for years.
Garden Delights works for night and day Layouts, outdoor photos and photos that you want to give a magical and mystical feel too.
12 Papers: 6 patterned, 3 ripped, 3 tattered and torn, 2 overlays
1 totally rusted and weathered Alpha, upper case, lower case, numbers and some punctuation
70 elements

My own thinking of this kit?

I can see the great outdoor photos in this for sure, the elements are flawless and pretty, great proportions and sizes and very cleanly done. The rusty metal alpha is surely awesome, and I’m a bit sorry the fence doesnt have the same rusty feel as the alpa. It’s a great fence though and I did use it in my layout. The 5 pebbles elements do seem to be brushed and cleaned for hours, the shine is a bit unreal, but they are pretty treasure pebbles. The overlays are gorgeous and so are the extracted birdhouse and bird! The flowers are so pretty and the kit is very well color coordinated. I made 1 page with it, and i’m certain there can be a few more pages made with this kit, without using the elements over and over. There’s surely a great amount of different elements. The papers are very very pretty, love the colors and texture on them. So here’s my page with this kit:


I only used a photomask from Paint the Moon designs for the blended picture and everything else is from Garden Delights page kit from Randi Oh Designs.

I raise 2 thumbs up for Randi for sure and a little toe as well, and I hope you all consider giving her a chance if you are looking to add some new kits to your EHD’s. Randi keep up the good work I’m gonna follow you around for sure.

greets Carin


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Vavie Designs, Humanity

I love one kit calls, I recently discovered them and it is a great way to get to know a variety of designers, explore new designers and work with different goodies. Offcourse it is not always certain that you get selected but it is surely fun to do. I replied this week to Vavie. Vavie is a new comer and her preview looked gorgeous, so it was sure worth a try. Here is the preview of her kit called Humanity.


like every new designer she’s trying to get her work out on the market and this lovely kit is for sale on her blog for 1 euro. For 1 euro you get gorgeous papers, and lovely elements. Not all elements are sized as I would love them to be, but there’s always an option to resize. The elements are of good quality for sure, no stray pixels and overal this sure is a pretty kit. I especially loved the heart shaped vine in it. I know you do not see it in my layout cause I layered it below the picture.


block template – Emily Merrit paperblock templates v 2
overlay template- Lynn Marie tattered page overlays 2
alpha – Jessica Bolton teeny tiny torn tag alpha
font – Darcy Baldwin Chris
kit used Humanity from Vavie Designs

and my journaling says:

The favorite wii game from you 3 is without a doubt Rockband, with the drum, guitar and an extra guiter you rock all day long. Specially Eye of the tiger is played loads of times.

So for now, let’s rock on, I’m gonna enjoy playing rockband with the kids today, and they all like it when I drum, cause mom knows how to rock!

greets Carin

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