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Rain Rain Go Away

Rain Rain Go AwayRain Rain Go Away…

This was the face I made as I looked out my kitchen window and noticed there was a soft but steady rain falling outside. I had plans to work in the garden today, but all I could do is watch the two flats of flowers get drenched. Fruit infused water in hand, I made the best of it anyway. Truthfully I generally enjoy rainy weather. It’s just that I had planned on sunshine today. Either way, it was nothing a little online bargain hunting couldn’t fix.

Speaking of fruit infused water, the drink in Pru’s hand is a current FREE group gift at Knot & Co. These Summertime Drinks come in Strawberry (shown), Pineapple, Cucumber, and Lemon. Each flavor has a wearable version and a version to rez.

There are two additional FREE group gifts available at Knot & Co. The minimal but pretty bracelets, and this pastel nail polish set. The bracelets come in a set of 2 for each wrist and can be manually resized. You can wear them together or individually. There’s also a color change hud in the package that will let you choose between 15 colors for the bands, and 7 metallic shades for the triangles.

The FREE group gift mani/pedi gift set at Knot & Co. lets you choose between a few pastel yellow or blue options, or you can choose the mixed option to achieve the look you see on Pru’s nails. Each hud will allow you to paint both fingernails and toenails.

Huds included: Slink, Maitreya, Omega

Come Again Another Day…Come Again Another Day

During my afternoon of bargain hunting rather than gardening, I also picked up the June group gift at 7 Deadly Skins. I’m glad I did too. I’ve always been a sucker for red lips and the June group aptly named Apple has very pretty red lips and some lovely winged eyeliner. While the gift is FREE to group members, the 7 Deadly Skins group does have a one time join fee of 225 lindens. This month’s group gift, Apple, is an omega applier only that comes in 2 tones (pineapple, and oak). The appliers do work for Omega compatible bodies and heads.

Here are the Details, Enjoy!

Hair – +Spellbound+ Toothbrush // Natural Selection

Skin – 7 Deadly s[K]ins – Apple June GIFT – FREE Group Gift/Group is 225L to Join 

Head – CATWA HEAD Lilo Bento

Shirt – Petite Mort– Beauty cropped tank

Bracelets – Knot&co. Triangle Bracelets – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join 

Manicure – [Knot&co] Gift nail – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

Drink Knot&co. Summertime Drinks – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join 

Body/Hands – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1

*Pose by Izzie’s

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A Lil Bit of Lace

A Lil' Bit of Lace

Happy Saturday, Fabulouses!  I can’t tell you how excited I was to see the Women Only Hunt 3 started today.  Ripley and I dusted off his tracking harness, and hit the trail.  With the pupster’s talented nose, we uncovered two completely free gifts to share with our favorite readers.

Wrapped in Serenity

Our first stop was Petite Mort, where we searched around until we discovered the free hunt item, a coconut shell, tucked carefully away in the shop.  Hidden inside was this stunning, White Serene Lace dress.  A delicately detailed, translucent lace overlay rests on top of a solid white sleeveless frock.  It features a V-shaped back, a fitted bodice, and a skirt that falls to mid-thigh length.  Depending on how you accessorize your outfit, this beauty would be perfect for a casual outing or a night on the town.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique
  • TMP
  • Venus

Add Some Glitzz

Our second stop as ace detectives was the Glitzz Mainstore.  I have to be honest here…..maybe I should have tucked some extra Ripley snacks in my pocket before leaving to motivate a certain canine someone.  We spent quite a long time roaming up and down the aisles, hunting high and low before we finally located the tropical seed concealed in the shop.  I was almost ready to give up, but we persevered, and I’m so glad we did!  The free white and yellow Flower Sun Hat coordinated perfectly with my new dress, and provided just the right amount of glam and sun protection for our outing to the Isle of Love sim.  The head wear comes complete with built in resizer, so in no time at all, I was able to adjust the hat to fit perfectly over my hair.  Score for team Ripley!  The hat has a realistic woven texture, and is perfectly adorned with a trio of yellow roses and a touch of greenery for added flair.

So Many More Prizes Out There

These are just two of the free hunt gifts awaiting discovery in the Women Only Hunt 3, which runs until June 24th.  You can see a preview of the hunt gifts on the hunt information page.  There’s also some handy hints in case you don’t have your very own tracking companion to assist you.  Until my next post, happy shopping hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Medison

Eyeliner:  SimplyScha Arabic Eyeliner Gift (10L on the Marketplace)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Lipstick Applier:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Hat:  Glitzz Flower Sun Hat (free prize for the Women Only Hunt 3 – hunt runs until June 24th)

Hair:  Magika Bad Habit

Dress:  Petite Mort White Serene Lace Dress (free prize for the Women Only Hunt 3 – hunt runs until June 24th)

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Shoes:  KC Couture Mary Heels for Slink High

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Isle of Love

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My Summer Space

My Space
Hello Fab Free’rs!I don’t know about you, but I am definitely experiencing summer weather right now. It’s sunny and hot! About this time of year for the past few years I start hearing about creative ways people are creating personal space indoors and outdoors. The ladies especially seem to be getting in on this movement, I keep hearing terms like “She Shack” and “Woman Cave”.  Limited on both space and funds in real life, I decided to try this trend myself here in Second Life.

Fab Exclusives

Two of the items I picked up to create this little back porch oasis are Fab Free Exclusive group gifts. This means they are absolutely FREE! As a reminder, and for those who are new to Fab Free, the Fab Free group is always always always FREE to join. The first gift I picked up to get started on my little space is the lovely aqua blue wood background with the pretty climbing ivy plant shown in my photo. It is the FREE Fab Free exclusive gift from Cwtch.  The background lovely all on it’s own (my photo really doesn’t do it justice), still I liked it as the main “wall” for my little spot. Next I also picked up the current FREE Fab Free exclusive group gift from Storax Tree. That little kitty napping in her gilded hanging cage was just too cute to resist. Besides, even my quite spot needs a furry friend to keep me company. The open cage is usually quite a bit larger, but I sized it down using the built in touch menu.

Not all Dust Bunnies are Bad

Along with their recent FREE group gift, Dust Bunny released the cutest gacha set recently. The FREE group gift is the beautifully detailed diy rose tea set. This pretty little piece of decor would look lovely sitting on a table or counter. The Dust Bunny group is also FREE to join. In the name of sprucing up my quiet space, I also Dust Bunny’s new Woodland Dreams gacha while I picked up the group gift. The gacha is just 50 lindens per play, and there is a bonus gift awarded after 20 plays. I didn’t play that many times, so I can’t really comment on that gift, however you’ll find it pictured next to the gacha machine at Dust Bunny, then you can decide on your own if it’s worth the effort. I ended up with a good selection of the common furniture/decor items after just a handful of plays. The hanging macrame chair is probably my favorite of the group, there are around 20 female sit poses, and almost as many male sit poses in the chair. Of course picked one of the least feminine of all the female poses for this photo!

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – Tableau Vivant \\ Starry Night \\ Updo – Ombre

Skin – Essences – Thea (Catwa & Omega) – Currently @Kustom 9

Head –  CATWA HEAD Lilo Bento

Kimono – Petite Mort– Hanako Dragon Kimono

Background/Divider – Cwtch. Climbing Ivy Backdrop FREE Fab Free Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

Hanging Cage w/CatStorax Tree – Feline Hanging Bed Black Tux Ae – FREE Fab Free Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

Rose Tea Set – dust bunny . diy rose tea . gift – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

Dust Bunny Woodland Dreams Gacha Items – 50L per play

Body/Hands/Feet –  Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1

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Let’s Play

Let's Play

Happy Birthday, Tres Chic!

The Tres Chic event is celebrating its 2nd anniversary this month, and all of the gifts are for YOU! You do need to join the Tres Chic in-world group, but it is free to join, and there are SO MANY awesome gifts!

So let’s get started! 😀

The Skin

First off, how gorgeous is this skin? It’s a different look for me, but when I tried it on, I thought it was so beautiful that I just had to share it with you.

The skin applier is the Tres Chic anniversary gift from PUMEC. It comes in this one tone and is for LeLutka mesh heads. AND… not only do you get the head applier, but you also get body appliers for Belleza, Maitreya, Slink, and Omega mesh bodies, system skin appliers, and Vista/Omega hand appliers. All of the body appliers include an option for “push-up,” if you’d like a little extra cleavage. 😉

The Hair

My hair is the Tres Chic gift from DeLa. It comes in fitted and regular mesh versions, and both have a materials option. A HUD with 18 different colors is included, and there is even a version for the fellas.

The Accessories

I fell in love with this CatchMe! necklace by E-Clipse as soon as I tried it on. It reminds me of a cross between an Irish Claddagh and a Game of Thrones Hand of the King pin. 🙂 A texture-change HUD containing 3 metal colors and 8 different stones is included.

Another Tres Chic gift is my Infinity Ring from Ec.cloth, which comes in versions for both Maitreya and Vista Bento hands. And yes, you get a texture-change HUD with this one too – 4 different metals are included.

Let's Play

But wait, there’s more!

The Glasses

Though you may not be able to see them very well, I’m actually wearing a pair of really pretty sunglasses in this picture. Petite Mort set out the Gold Lennon Round Specs as their Tres Chic anniversary gift. The lenses are just dark enough to add a bit of mystery and style to any outfit. There is no resizer, but you can edit > stretch if you need to change the size.

The Dress

Last, but definitely not least, is this super sexy linen dress from POSIE. The Alaia dress comes in sizes for Belleza Freya and Isis, Maitreya, and Slink mesh bodies. It is nicely textured and really hugs your curves in all the right places.

Head Over to Tres Chic!

The Tres Chic 2nd Anniversary round ends on June 5th, so don’t delay. There are still lots of people there, so wearing your “low lag” attire is advised (I wore a full body alpha like a ghost). 😉

 

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Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka Simone 2.7
Head Applier: PUMEC Rosalyn Gift (Tres Chic group gift / free to join)
Eyes: LeLutka Simone Eyes
Body: Maitreya Lara 4.1
Hair: DeLa Rowen (Tres Chic group gift / free to join)
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS
Glasses: Petite Mort Gold Lennon Round Specs (Tres Chic group gift / free to join)
Necklace: E-Clipse CatchMe! Necklace (Tres Chic group gift / free to join)
Dress: POSIE Alaia (Tres Chic group gift / free to join)
Ring: Ec.cloth Infinity Ring (Tres Chic group gift / free to join)
Close-up Pose: InDiGo Female Portrait Bento Poses
Location: The GSpot Club at The Grand Strand

 

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The Easter Egg Hunt at Petite Mort

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Hello Fab Free’rs! If you haven’t already heard, Petite Mort’s Easter Egg Hunt started today! Love and I had fun with this fantastic hunt last year, so we were both thrilled to hear it was happening again this year. Talk about the perfect opportunity to amp up your spring/summer wardrobe with seriously cute items from Petite Mort. Love and I also took the opportunity to spend an afternoon catching up while trying on all our pretty new clothes. There may or may not have been a little girl gossip going on as well. I’d tell you what Love said to get me to make that face, but it’s  not the sort of thing a lady should repeat! Snapshot_001

Each egg is just 10 lindens each, and there are 7 total eggs to find at the Petite Mort main location. Just outside the shop is a sign with information about the hunt, including a prize key.  Also, there’s a little rabbit near the sign who will gladly gift you an Easter basket to carry while you hunt!  The Petite Mort Easter Egg Hunt will last from today until April 30th. Happy Hunting!

Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair –  TRUTH Delaney
Photo #1 – Petite Mort Ombre Dress Egg (10L each / Easter Egg Hunt)
Photo #2 – Petite Mort Olive Buttonfly Shorts, Floral Bra Top & Ombre Chambray Shirt (10L each / Easter Egg Hunt)
Shoes – Petite Mort Printemps Wedges Egg (10L each / Easter Egg Hunt)

Pru is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Lilo Bento
Head Applier & Skin –  .::WoW Skins::. Group gift april, RANIA – *Previously Blogged Here 
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Storm
Hair –  Runaway – [RA] Daline Hair – Essential
Photo #1 – Petite Mort Spring Guitar Cami, Olive Buttonfly Shorts (10L each / Easter Egg Hunt)
Photo #2 – Petite Mort Ostara Romper (10L each / Easter Egg Hunt)
Shoes – Petite Mort Printemps Wedges Egg (10L each / Easter Egg Hunt)

Poses by LW Poses
Sim – Luane’s Magical World

*Photos by Love Trill

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Periwinkle Snowflake

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Hello Fabulous Readers! I have returned to tell you about another brilliant Women Only Hunt 2 prize that I recently picked up!  I might as well… the weather is minus a billion and it’s dumping snow all over the place.

Oh the weather outside is frightful
But the fire is so delightful
And since we’ve no place to go
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

Don’t worry…  Environment Canada ensures me it will warm up in 7 days! [Click to see a funny video about weather in Canada]

Speaking of snow…  It’s Snowing At Petite Mort

Petite Mort is participating in the WOH2 this year and has a gorgeous silvery periwinkle dress for you as a FREE prize once you locate the hidden snowflake hunt icon.  This is a tricky one and it took me a while to find it, but as you can see…  It’s worth the challenge!

Sizes included:

  • Mesh XXS-L + Alpha Layer
  • Fitmesh
  • Maitreya Lara
  • Slink Physique & Hourglass

More FabFree Coverage of The Women Only Hunt 2:

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee (featured @ Uber)
Eye Makeup – Bold & Beauty Kristina Eyes
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair – Truth Sugar (free group gift / 0L / 350L to join)
Dress – Petite Mort Periwinkle Monroe Sequin Dress (free / 0L / Women Only Hunt 2)
Necklace – Izzie’s Heart Letter Necklace
Shoes –  Ingenue Oksana Heels
Pose by Le Poppycock
Sim –  It All Starts With A Smile

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FabFree’s Fall Fun Photo Challenge Ends in 3 Days!

You haven’t forgotten the Fall Fun Photo Challenge have you, FabFree?

Fabfree Fall Fun Photo Challenge

JUST 3 DAYS LEFT!

The Fall Fun FabFree Photo Challenge ends October 31st, so there are just three days left to get in your pictures… but there is still time for you to get your contest entries in!

We already have some amazing photos in the contest. Why not take a look at the FabFree Photo Challenge Flickr Pool at some of the great entries so far?!

GET INVOLVED!

Then charge up your cameras and head out into the leaves… spiderwebs, pumpkins, wheelbarrows… whatever says “Fall Fun” to you and get cracking and get those photos in!

If you haven’t already, take a look at the “how it works” then get those shots into the FabFree Photo Challenge Flickr Pool between October 1st and October 31st. Our winner and a runner up will be chosen as soon after as possible. Make sure that you have “FabFree Photo Challenge” somewhere in the title of each picture and at least one absolutely FREE item in your picture. Then, please be sure to credit the FREE item or items so we can include your shot in the contest.

THE PRIZES!

This round of the photo challenge is hosted by the amazing creator Petite Mort who has generously offered to donate the prizes!

1,000L gift certificate to Petite Mort for the winner, and

500L gift certificate to Petite Mort for the runner up!

PETITEMORTAD1

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HERE’S HOW IT WORKS!
1. Create a photo inworld based on the theme that is posted here at FabFree.
2. Upload your photo to the FabFree Photo Challenge Flickr Pool by the challenge end date
3. PLEASE Be sure to include “FabFree Photo Challenge” somewhere in the title or we can’t add it to the pool!
4. Leave a comment on the challenge post with a link to your flickr photo (and blog post if you wish).
5. On September 1st, ( or as close as possible) the winners will be chosen and will be featured on the blog as “The FabFree Photo Challenge Champions”.

RULES!
1. Your photo must contain at least one absolutely free item. Please put the free item’s name and Designer’s or Shop’s name in the comments section of your photo.

Like this -> “Free thingy” by A Talented Second Life Creator or A Cool Second Life Store.

2. Please keep your photos family friendly (eg. no naughty bits displayed, no graphic violence, nothing you wouldn’t see in a PG rated movie).
3. You may enter as many times as you like.
4. Most of all – have fun, and don’t be afraid to enter. Everyone from all photography levels is welcome to participate.

GOOD LUCK!


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Sugar Doll

Sugar Doll Hello hello Fab Free’rs! I’m not sure if I am excited or a little disappointed that the month is already half over and Halloween is a mere 2 weeks away. I genuinely enjoy this time of year, and I hate to see it fly by so quickly. That said, all the more reason to enjoy every minute that remains! Little Bones, Letis Tattoo, and Petite Mort have all set out gorgeous FREE group gifts recently. Without a shadow of doubt these gifts are among my favorite of the October gifts I’ve come across thus far. I’m sure you’ll enjoy them as much as I do.
Sugar Doll 2 Starting from top to bottom, this pretty strait hairstyle is the most recent group gift at Little Bones. The Dion hair at Little Bones is a full fatpack of hair colors, and has some unique features. This simple yet elegant style also includes a hud that allows you to change the way the hair lays. You can set the style to be over both shoulders, over one shoulder on either side, or behind both shoulders. Additionally the hud is scripted with additional animations that make your avatar appear to be touching or playing with his or her hair. It really is well done and a fun playful addition. The Little Bones group carries a one time join fee of 100 lindens.

Next up, the whimsical sugar skull style face-paint is a recent group gift from Letis Tattoo. This FREE group gift includes a classic system layer, an Omega applier, and a Catwa applier for the sugar skull face with 3 color options. Aside from the obvious artistry and imagination of the sugar skull face, I love the culture and legend behind the imagery.  Not to mention this sort of face can be worn with any sort of outfit and not betray the spirit of Dia De Los Muertos. To get this FREE gift, head over to Letis and join the FREE-to-join in world group and pick up your FREE gift.

My personal favorite part of this look saved for last, this beautiful dress is the October group gift at Petite Mort. There isn’t anything about this dark elegant dress that I don’t like. The skirt has a look of stars peeking through clouds in the night, and even the bodice has a faint delicate pattern. Once again I find myself using the word whimsical to describe the gifts in this post. The gift is FREE to all Petite Mort group members. The group has a one time join fee of 75 lindens. This dress alone is well worth the join fee in my opinion. The gift comes in standard mesh sizes, as well as a fit for Slink Physique, Slink Hourglass, and Maitreya Lara.

I genuinely hope you like this Sugar Doll look as much as I do.

Here are the details!

Hair little bones. Dion – Animated Gift – FREE Group Gift/Group is 100L to Join

Head – CATWA HEAD Gwen

SkinEssences – Digby Pale02

Face Paint – Letis Tattoo :: Sugar Face :: HW12005 :: – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

Tattoos – Letis Tattoo :: Akantha :: MM16007 ::

Dress – Petite Mort– Vega strapless dress – FREE Group Gift/Group is 75L to Join 

Shoes – #EMPIRE  – Triteleia – Past Group Gift *Originally Shown Here

Body/Hands/Feet – Maitreya – Lara

*Poses by Indigo & WetCat

**Location – Arranmore 

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Season Of The Gypsy Witch

Snapshot_002Happy Sunday Fabulously Free in SL Readers :).  I am here today to tell you all about the instore Trick or Treat Hunt that Petite Mort is hosting!  From October 15th – October 31st you can head to the Petite Mort and grab one of the free pumpkin buckets to collect five hidden candy corns priced at 10L each which have all the pieces to make up the Gypsy Witch Costume you see me wearing in my photo above.  For just 50L you’ll have the entire set!

Below is a photo of the free pumpkin bucket and an example of the candy corn hunt icons so you know what to look for.  Don’t worry – they aren’t really tiny.
Petite Mort Trick or Treat Hunt
I have also included the vendor ad below so that you can see all of the prizes separately.  It’s nice when there is a price on an item, even if it’s a  nominal fee – that you can see them first and know what you are paying for ahead of time!
Petite Mort Trick or Treat Hunt

Go get your gypsy witch on, and happy hunting!

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier – Bold & Beauty Polina
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair – Tableau Vivant Blair (featured @ Salem)
Complete Outfit, Shoes & Accessories – Petite Mort for The Trick Or Treat Hunt (10L per item)
Black Feathers – Persefona Floating Raven Feathers (featured @ The Cosmopolitan Sales Room)
Pose by Le Poppycock
Sim – Honeycomb

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Half Way Through the Fall Fun FabFree Photo Challenge!

You haven’t forgotten the Fall Fun Photo Challenge have you, FabFree?

Fabfree Fall Fun Photo Challenge

We’re half way through the Fall Fun FabFree Photo Challenge… but there is still lots of time for you to get your contest entries in!

Charge up your cameras and head out into the leaves… spiderwebs, pumpkins, wheelbarrows… whatever says “Fall Fun” to you and get cracking and get those photos in!

If you haven’t already, take a look at the “how it works” then get those shots into the FabFree Photo Challenge Flickr Pool between October 1st and October 31st. Our winner and a runner up will be chosen as soon after as possible. Make sure that you have “FabFree Photo Challenge” somewhere in the title of each picture and at least one absolutely FREE item in your picture. Then, please be sure to credit the FREE item or items so we can include your shot in the contest.

THE PRIZES!

This round of the photo challenge is hosted by the amazing creator Petite Mort who has generously offered to donate the prizes!

1,000L gift certificate to Petite Mort for the winner, and

500L gift certificate to Petite Mort for the runner up!

PETITEMORTAD1

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Here’s how it works:
1. Create a photo inworld based on the theme that is posted here at FabFree.
2. Upload your photo to the FabFree Photo Challenge Flickr Pool by the challenge end date
3. PLEASE Be sure to include “FabFree Photo Challenge” somewhere in the title or we can’t add it to the pool!
4. Leave a comment on the challenge post with a link to your flickr photo (and blog post if you wish).
5. On September 1st, ( or as close as possible) the winners will be chosen and will be featured on the blog as “The FabFree Photo Challenge Champions”.

Rules:
1. Your photo must contain at least one absolutely free item. Please put the free item’s name and Designer’s or Shop’s name in the comments section of your photo.

Like this -> “Free thingy” by A Talented Second Life Creator or A Cool Second Life Store.

2. Please keep your photos family friendly (eg. no naughty bits displayed, no graphic violence, nothing you wouldn’t see in a PG rated movie).
3. You may enter as many times as you like.
4. Most of all – have fun, and don’t be afraid to enter. Everyone from all photography levels is welcome to participate.

Good Luck!