10 August 2009

What Nots & Maladies: An Add-On Mini Scrap Kit for On Any Given Day When She Wasn't Really There

Hi All:

It took me A LOT LONGER to develop this add-on set for my most recent, free scrap kit, On Any Given Day When She Wasn't Really There. This particular kit took me in so many different directions, I really wasn't sure where to focus. One of the themes I felt was important to add in is illness. I rarely see scrap kits that deal with illness that don't have what I consider to be a little too much cute and not enough lateral room to journal freely and honestly about living with illness of any kind. Realistically, I don't feel done with this kit and imagine there will be other add-ons over time and not necessarily sequentially (re: Theme A, B, C and D). For now, the Add-On set features numerous elements dealing with illness but also my usual kitsch and nonsense....a download of the absurd, I suppose, but then, that points most to the fodder rolling around in my own head.

This Add-On set features 4 papers & 24 elements worth of altered art, primarily re-worked from photographs gleaned from personal photos taken throughout the past two decades as well as from generous Flickr members allowing alterations of their photos through Creative Commons licensing. The kit is sized at 1800 x 1800 pixels and created at 300 DPI.
Click here to download Add-On Set

Your comments and feedback are GREATLY APPRECIATED!!!!

Creative Commons Credit - Original Photographers

  1. Ill Graffiti - Flickr Member Urban Data

  2. Antlers - Flickr Member Orin Zebest

  3. Rave Girl - Flickr Member Mattoly

  4. Infant - Flickr Member Crimfant

  5. Testament Face - Flickr Member Niklas

  6. IV Hand - Flickr Member José Goulão

  7. Rabbit - Flickr Member Carly & Art
Creative Commons License
Dressing Room by Joy E. McManus is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.


  1. Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 10 Aug [LA 07:00pm, NY 09:00pm] - 11 Aug [UK 02:00am, OZ 12:00pm] ).

  2. Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Scrapbook Freebies Search List, under the Elements or Papers post on Aug. 11, 2009. Thanks again.

  3. I thought I was alone in putting so much personal meaning in to a creation. I always have my personal "joke" piece, as well as, other items which are pertinent to the concept. The rest, as you say, nonsense, is just that. It's the artistic freedom to do so that keeps me enthralled with digi art, any art! LOL

    I really like your things. You have inspired me! Thank you for that and the great add-on.


  4. Ahhhhhsooooome stuff!!!


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