Anke as a child 2

Analog goes digital: All my childhood photos are classic paper prints, meticulously sorted in big photo albums and slowly fading because “acid free” did have no meaning back then.
The albums were made by my mom who gave them to me when I moved away from home. She has no digital copies, of course, so I made a scrapbook for her with the best and most memorable photos. I made it digitally and had it printed as a photo book, and she loved to receive it as a Christmas gift some years ago.

Freebie: 10 HiRes Fabric Patterns

Finally a new freebie! It’s for anyone who needs fabric textures, be it for scrapbooking or as an overlay in Photoshop. If you use it in your creations, please let me know in the comments 😀

The fabric samples are not simply re-colored, they are all individually scanned.

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Commercial use is okay, you may create works which are then sold. Just do not sell the original files. Please read the creative commons licence:

Creative Commons License

10 Fabric Texture Freebies by Anke Arnold is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

If those ten patterns are not enough, you can get an additional set as a Facebook Fan Freebie on Facebook. It’s only available until the middle of August!:fabricfreebie_fb

Faces in Places

I’m always on the lookout for faces, I can’t help it. Not “real” faces, though… My hubby thinks it’s hilarious when I suddenly stop to take out my camera and take pics of old door handles, rusty screws or fence posts. My imagination runs wild wherever I go, and you can see what I mean when you look at the newest photos in my  Instagram stream (I always add the hashtag #facesinplaces to my finds):

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Last year I found the great digital freebie by Valorie Wibbens which is perfect for printing a double layout for each year:



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