December 22, 2014

Oh Baby Baby CU Templates - Layered .TIF files - Designer Resource

This past June I participated in a Digital Scrapbooking Design Blogtrain called 'Oh Baby Baby'and posted my portion for free download here on my blog.  HERE's the link to that June post for your review.  Included in that release were  some 'Rose Thorn' originals, designer resource files (digital scrapbook, CU Templates) in .PSD file format...since receiving a request for those files in a .TIF file format, I decided to make the link available to all.  If you'd like to download my .ZIP file containing the .TIF version of the templates, click on the link below the image:
Click here to DOWNLOAD from my Dropbox account.

November 20, 2014

FREE Digital Scrapbook Kit by Rose Thorn - better late than never?

Back in Setember, I mentioned having missed submitting my contest entry to the second round of the 2014NDC (Next Designer Contest) at theStudio because I was unable to finish it by the required deadline.  Well, I promised to finish it and make it available to download for free, here on my blog.

Although I feel that it needs more, I lost the inspiration for it and decided to just call it done.

Here it is the kit preview  (named 'BEAUTY'):

And other views of the  elements and papers:

 It is only one .ZIP file (33.1MB) but you have a choice of sites from which to download it, please choose one of the following:




September 30, 2014

FREE Digital Scrapbook kit 'Lovely Together' - Round 3 of The Next Designer Contesr 2014 at Digital Scrapbooking Studio

Here's my entry for Round 3 of theStudio's Next Designer Contest.  I made it in time, as they say, "by the skin of my teeth" (stayed up until 4:45 AM to complete it).  I'm glad that I finally got one round finished in time but I'm  not really happy with my results here.  I like my individual items but not pleased with it all together.

I'll soon get to finishing what I started for found 2 and come share it here.  I originally started each round with the intention that they would each work well with each other.  I don't know if I'll achieve that goal, we'll just have to wait and see, I guess.  If you use my products in a digital scrapbook page that you've uploaded to an online gallery, I'd love to see it; will you please onnsider sharing with me, it's link/URL?

Please visit theStudio's gallery here to obtain the download link to this mini kit.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Scrapping!

September 25, 2014

NO Freebie Today

Contrary to my post yesterday,I'm sorry to say, I do not have a freebie today; I never finished round 2 and since round 3 starts today, and I don't wish to miss another deadline, I'm going to spend my time working on  my entry for Round 3 of theStudio's Next Designer Contest.  I will finish Round 2 at some point in the future, just not today.  :-(

Thanks for stopping by; Happy Scrapping!

September 24, 2014

Free Digital Scrapbook Kit, 'Family'

 This kit was originally intended to have been a submission in Round 1 of the Next Designer Contest 2014 at theStudio................BUT, sadly(for me), I missed the Deadline.  But just because I messed-up, there's no reason that you all  should miss out on my freebie.

My Dropbox account has exceeded my bandwidth limitations for the month so  you get to choose to DOWNLOAD my Family kit freebie from EITHER MediaFire OR  NOTE: no reason to download both, they are the same; I just wanted to offer site options.

Sadly for me again, I also missed the deadline for Round 2, I misinterpreted the dates, so, I will finish the kit anyway and offer it here maybe later today or sometime tomorrow.

I'm so discouraged that I missed 2 of the 3 rounds!  We'll see if I can manage Round 3!  Either way, I'll offer it here too.

July 29, 2014

Free Mini Digital Scrapbook Kit

I've a new free mini digital scrapbook kit created for a new designer challenge at Pixel called 'Pass the Kit'.  This challenge had us working in 4 teams of 3-5 team members each all using the same color palette but with no assigned theme.

Here is the preview of my team's collection:

And here is the preview of my contribution to the kit:
DOWNLOAD my portion here from my Dropbox.

My team consisted of the following designers (please visit their blogs to download their portions):

Pauline Thompson ( beware of Pauline's meowing cat, it greatly startled me when I first heard it!
Susan Cantin  (
Rose Thorn   <--- you are here now
Joyce Finn  (

Go here for a list of and a peak at all designer contributions and their links to download; however, please note, at the time I write this, the list is not yet complete as the challenge deadline is not until July 31st:

Thanks for stopping by today!

July 18, 2014

GRUNGE and ROSES - Digital Scrapbook FREEBIE

tHE pIXEL sCRAPPER Forum held a BINGO-styled designer challenge this month (July, 2014), We could choose any row or column (even diagonally) we wished and create a kit using the prompts given within the boxes of the chosen row, here's the bingo prompts image:

I chose the center horizontal row and created this kit - a freebie for all - GRUNGE and ROSES (5 digital papers and 16 digital elements):
DOWNLOAD from Dropbox


July 1, 2014

JULY, 2014 Pixel Scrapper Blog Train - FREEBIE

Time for another Pixel Scrapper Blog Train.  No theme this month so there should be quite a large variety of styles for you to download.  Go here for the list and links to all contributors.

This is what I have for you:
Download Refashioned Things

June 13, 2014

Designer Resource CU FREEBIE

Today I'm giving away these Geometric Patterns for use in creating your own designs....(please be sure to read my TOU (Terms Of Use)  text file enclosed in the download (and read about my TOU by clicking the TOU link at the top of this page).

This collection includes three .JPG pattern files, 300ppi and measuring 3600px by 3600px
one .PAT file (Adobe Photoshop pattern file)  with 5 seamless patterns (one of the three patterns included in this collection is provided in two layers [to make it easier to apply your own colors] as well as in a merged state).


June 6, 2014

More Freebies for the Oh Baby Baby Pixel Scrapper Blog Train

In my previous post, I mentioned that I'd be back later with my papers and alpha for the OhBabyBaby Blog Train.  Here they are... I didn't have time to create the previews earlier so that's why I'm late in posting these, I'm sorry if this has inconvenienced anyone.
download papers

download alpha blocks

And, on the chance you missed my other downoads for the OhBabyBaby blog train, HERE is the link to my OhBabyBaby folder with all download links.

June 1, 2014

Oh Baby Baby Pixel Scrapper Blog Train

Pixel is having another blog train...this month's theme is babies and I reworked a kit I had for sale in the past.  This new version is FREE though and I've some CU Designer Resources included in the mix.  For the full list of contributions, visit HERE.

Here's what I have (papers and alpha coming later):

Baby Things:
download Oh Baby Baby Things

Baby Animals:
download Oh Baby Baby Animals

download Oh Baby Baby borders

download Oh Baby Baby Essentials

Mlestone Memory Keepers:
download Oh Baby Baby Milestone memory Keepers

download Oh Baby Baby Extras

CU Templates:
download Oh Baby Baby CU Templates

CU Doodles:
download Oh Baby Baby CU Doodles

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoy your FREEBIES.

April 29, 2014

Missing TOU (Terms Of Use) document from my Organized Mess Freebie and THANK YOU

First, I want to say THANK YOU to everyone who has left me such caring, heartfelt  and positive comments.  It's sometimes difficult to stay upbeat about anything while struggling with the physical limitations of paralysis since suffering a CVA (aka stroke) so, hearing from you kind people is a boost to my moral and helps me to want to keep trying!

Second, I realized a bit late that I had forgotten to include a TOU (Terms Of Use) file with my recent 'Organized Mess' Freebie.  So, I've updated the individual download files to include it.  For those who've already downloaded the kit, here's a link to download the TOU only: RThorn_OrganizedMess_TOU.

Thanks again for your support!

April 3, 2014

Digital Scrapbook Designer Challenge and Freebie

I found an awesome Digital Scrapbook site (PixelScrapper) that, among other things, has frequent designer challenges... just what I needed to get back into designing digital scrapbook products.  I had forgotten quite a lot during my absence after my stroke and I have to say, everything takes longer now that I have only one functioning arm and hand; keyboard shortcuts are nearly impossible (I now have to use an On-Screen Keyboard).

Anyway, onto the freebie...  I created the following while participating in the March mini, designer challenge at Pixel Scrapper  - I'm not thrilled with my results but really love how one of my frame elements turned out and I rather like my alpa set.  This alpha is what I had been working on when I had my stoke last July.  It wws nice to be able to finish it!  I am planning to release custom shapes of this set in the future that will be for CU (Commercial Use);however, this set in this 'Organized Mess' kit freebie is NOT for CU, this one is PU, S4O,& S4H   ONLY.



ORGANIZED MESS Elements Preview:


          -the ALPHA ONLY, click here.
          -the ELEMENTS ONLY, click here
          -the PAPERS ONLY, click here
          -the ENTIRE KIT/COLLECTION, click here

January 20, 2014

Inspired by Dominic Designs - Digital Scrapbook Kits - KISSES and HUGS

In an earlier post I displayed a couple of scrapbook pages I created using digital scrapbook kits by Inspired by Dominic Designs, HUGS and KISSES.  Here is the link to that previous post:

Today, I have more scrapbook pages to show you wherein I used those same kits (HUGS and KISSES).  I love the colors in these two kits and I think they are great accents to my older, vintage, photos.
For this first one that I call 'Before My Time', I used the KISSES kit.

And for this 2nd one I used the kit 'HUGS' this one was created also for the 2nd week's challenge of The Winter Get Together over at the DigiShopTalk Forums, it also makes use of a Template created by Karen Diamond Designs (yes, those are photos of me):

That's it for today.  I'm not back to designing products yet but hope to be very soon because I miss it!

January 15, 2014

Scrapbook Page Design Showcasing more ofthe Digital Scrapbook Design products of Inspired by Dominic Designs

I've created 2 new digitalscrapbook pages using digital scrapbook products by Inspired by Dominic Designs.

For this 1st one I used The Digital Scrapbook product called Kisses.  It;s a photo of my 1st born son one and one of my nieces;  they were both 2 years old and I just find this to be a sweet photo of my niece kissing my son  and I just absolutely adore the vintage-styled frames in this product.
Here is the product preview for the kit Kisses:
The Kisses kit can be purchased here:

 The 2nd digital scrapbook page I have to show you today is another featuring my mother and a couple of other family members, including a mini me, this one uses the digital scrapbook product called Hugs:
Here is the Hugs product preview:
The Hugs digital scrapbook product can be purchased here:

I think the two products (both, Hugs and Kisses by Inspired by Dominic Designs, coordinate well with one another allowing one to create some pretty pages by mixing and matching elements and papers from both products.

I hope you've eboyed my post today, thanks for stopping by!

January 3, 2014

Scrapbook Page Design Showcasing the Digital Scrapbook Designs of Inspired by Dominic Designs

I decided to try my hand at scrapping pages again so I've reactivated, so to speak, my job as a Creative Team (CT) member for 'Inspired by Dominic Designs'.  I've discovered that I've forgotten how to do a number of things with Photoshop that I once knew well.  If I regain my skills to a comfortable level, then I may design digital scrapbook products again at some point; however, the one-handed disability thing could cause me to go completely bonkers first!  We shall see.  In the mean time, here is my 1st page layout since my CVA occurred (for more info. about my CVA,see my other blog).  I created this using the digital scrapbook product called CHANGES.  I's a collaborative effort by both 'Inspired by Dominic Designs' and 'Valerie Olstrom Designs.  If you're interested in purchasing this kit for yourself, it's available at Scrapbook Bytes.  Use this link to find it in the store:

THE CHANGES kit Preview
My 1st page layout using the CHANGES kit:
And here's my 2nd layout using this jit; this is a photo of my mother in 1943:
For more information about this layout, click here to view it in the ScrapBook-Bytes gallery.