Tuesday, February 16, 2010

"Backyard Fort"

Well, it's all over but the shoutin'. Or judging as the case may be. I have finished my entry for the final round of the Designer Darling competition at STS and am breathing a big sigh of relief! This was way more stress than I expected! LOL! I've done some full-sized kits before, but never with pressure!

Fortunately, I love the result!

"Backyard Fort" is the perfect kit for all of you with boys and tomboys who love to play outside and build things! It includes lots of fun elements like trees with tire swings, ropes, hardware, leaves, animals, duct tape, ladders, fort plans, and more! Signs for boys and girls are included, as well as boy/girl doodles in skin/clothes colors not shown in the preview. You like the little girl? She's my favorite, modeled after my 'baby' sis - who's getting married at the end of this year - yikes!

You can click the preview to head over to STS for the download links:
Included are 12 papers, 35 unique elements (42 total), and a full nailed-together alpha.

Here's a closer look at the papers:

You can now get the kit and add-on at my store.

I really hope you guys have enjoyed this contest as much as I have! I know that even if I don't "win" I've definitely learned a ton of things that will help me make even better things for you in the future!

Speaking of which, I've got three more full-sized kits currently in the works, so don't forget to keep stopping by for fun freebies! The next freebie will be an add-on for this kit (including word art and flair) at the end of the week.


  1. Ashley, I have been checking your blog every day to see when you get done with your kit. I LOVE it! Glad it is done and you can heave a sigh of relief. Have a great week and let us know when the voting is up. You rock girl!

  2. LOL! Thanks Kendra! I'm so glad you've liked these last few kits! You'll have to give me a heads-up when you get a layout made - I'd love to see something. :)

  3. love this kit....what a great set of elements!

  4. Thank you! This blog post will be advertised on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today (look for timestamp: [17 Feb 01:00pm GMT]).

  5. This kit is SOOO awesome! I absolutely love it, as I already told you. Also, I know you will be going crazy wondering and wondering this weekend, but I have to tell you, from out here, I don't think you should worry at all. I haven't seen all the final kits (cuz they're not all done yet) but I have seen you thru this whole contest, and you are GREAT! You will so obviously be offered a spot! After week 2, I was thinking, I bet they already know they want Ashley and...one other person I think is pretty obvious! So...although you will be super nervous, I am confident for ya!

  6. Do you looking forward to anybody for your CT?
    Let me know ;)

  7. I love it! So proud of my sister! David and I looked through your elements last night and all he could say was, "wow" and "she is so much better at photoshop than I am" :) Good job! Love you!

  8. Love this kit!! I have three boys in Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, so I will be using this kit a lot in the next 10 years!!

  9. what a great kit!
    thanks so much for sharing it with us

  10. LOVE this kit!!! very unique!! Thanks so much!!!