Tuesday, September 30, 2008

ADSD Blog Train Freebie - Sugar Shoppe!

It's the first of the month and that means it's time for the BLOG TRAIN! I've been sending people to this blog train the last two months to pick up the killer freebie collabs (Zoo Spirit and Cornucopia of Colors), but this time I decided to participate myself!

This month's color pallette and sweet shop/candy theme brought to mind a poem from my childhood, "The Sugarplum Tree" by Eugene Field. The poem was on the last page of a poetry collection I hardly remember otherwise, with a huge, vivid, full-color drawing. I used to imagine the Sugarplum Tree and all its goodies when I had difficulty going to sleep at night. And I see a certain similarity to that tree and this blog train full of delicious goodies. So to start things off, I decided to share the poem with you:

Have you ever heard of the Sugar-Plum Tree?
'T is a marvel of great renown!
It blooms on the shore of the Lollipop sea
In the garden of Shut-Eye Town;
The fruit that it bears is so wondrously sweet
(As those who have tasted it say)
That good little children have only to eat
Of that fruit to be happy next day.

When you've got to the tree, you would have a hard time
To capture the fruit which I sing;
The tree is so tall that no person could climb
To the boughs where the sugar-plums swing!
But up in that tree sits a chocolate cat,
And a gingerbread dog prowls below--
And this is the way you contrive to get at
Those sugar-plums tempting you so:

You say but the word to that gingerbread dog
And he barks with such terrible zest
That the chocolate cat is at once all agog,
As her swelling proportions attest.
And the chocolate cat goes cavorting around
From this leafy limb unto that,
And the sugar-plums tumble, of course, to the ground--
Hurrah for that chocolate cat!

There are marshmallows, gumdrops, and peppermint canes,
With stripings of scarlet or gold,
And you carry away of the treasure that rains
As much as your apron can hold!
So come, little child, cuddle closer to me
In your dainty white nightcap and gown,
And I 'll rock you away to that Sugar-Plum Tree
In the garden of Shut-Eye Town.

Here are the previews and links for my papers and elements:


Hope you enjoy... and have fun checking out the other 54 (!) designers who all have coordinating freebies for you to enjoy. If you have any questions with my part or issues with downloading, please leave a comment, or send me a message through 4Shared. This kit is commercial use OK! I'd appreciate a note in your acknowledgements, and I'd love to see what you do with it. Here are the other designers participating in this blog train:

A Zone for Digiscraps
Adventures in Scrapland
Andrea Whitt
Ann (mumsy)
Arvita Elam
Blind Sight Designs
Brooke & Joni of Ahhh Scrap!
Burkhart Scrapzone (Michaele)
Buzybee (Penny)
by God's design
Carolyn Ritter
City Scribe Scraps
Creative Digital Scraps by Chiara
Deanna at Flower Scraps
Deb aka The Scrappin Cop
Doodle's Designs
Erika {aka PinkuPixie}
jeanniebs designs
Jody of Munchkyn Scraps
Judith of Just Another Scrap
Kalo Designs
Kathy Goldstein Designs The Scrap Loft
Krystal of Scraps Sealed with a Kiss
Late Night Scraps
Linda's Dream Designs
Lynn of Heavenly Crafts
Mags at MagsGraphics
Manda at Disaster In Designs
Mandy at Scraps With Spunkitude
Mardesia at Crafter's Boutique
Melanie aka Sweetasmel
MJ at My Sweet Tater
Monica at Random Inspirations
Nadine at Scrappinmamma's Digitals
Scrappy Cats at Moving ON
Shabby Tagger Shannon of ScrappyShannon
Shel at Shel Belle Scraps
Silver Fae (aka Karen J)
Stacey Crossley
Teri at TerisThingOMyJigs


Maria said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 01 Oct [LA 12:00am, NY 02:00am, UK 07:00am, OZ 05:00pm] ).

Anonymous said...

I love your sugarplum theme! This is such a great addition to the blog train. Thank you so much for making and sharing the kit and the poem.

Aunt Anne (adsd group)

Angel said...

This is adorable. Thank you so much for sharing.

sheila said...

Thank you very much for your contribution to this "sweet" kit! And I love that kitty!!!!

Gemma said...

Woman, you ROCK! I love your stuff and I love the fact that you are putting it out there more and more. Let's talk one day...I'll give you a buzz one day soon.

Miss you...

Aeryn said...

Hello, it's blog tag time, if you would like to play, I have an award for you on my blog.

Jody :-D

Lisa said...

Beautiful Kit!
You've recieved an award! Snag it on my blog!

Elaine said...

Thank you so much for youe awesome parts!!

MrsStuartD said...

I love it! Your part is awesome! The papers are amazing. You are just so talented!! Thank you for taking a part in the collab!

Charmed by Gorjuss said...

Thank you so much for sharing!

Julie P. (babyofmine) said...

.•:*¨¨*:•.Thank you!•:*¨¨*:•.

cfowings said...

I love this theme! Thank you so much for sharing with us.