Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Last Freebie: New Year's Eve Papers

Guys, it has come time to actually stop posting to my least for now. I am so busy trying to get everything straightend out that I don't have time to even post the freebie in advance.

So I am going to use the last day of the year to post my last freebie for now. I will leave the blog "as is" so anyone can follow a link to it and get what they want.

Thank you so much for all your support. You can continue to email me if you want to let me know something. I welcome your correspondence.

Here is the New Year's Eve Papers freebie.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Curly Frames Freebie

Here is today's digital scrapbooking freebie: Curly Frames. There are 18 frames in this set.

So sorry! Was out of town last night and am just now gettng this posted. I am SO slack!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Something Different: Rolodex Template Freebie

Ok, here is something a little unique you may like. This is the Rolodex Template.

The idea behind this is that you can "scrap" your contacts. You can add a photo or avitar and write in all the contact information. Then you can either store it on your computer as a slide show OR you can print them out and make your own Rolodex file for yourself or a friend.

Why not have some fun with your contact information?!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Your Layouts

Deborah at Misfit Princess has made a tag using one of my Boo Boo Templates. Here is her version of my Broken Arm Template.

Freebie: Victorian Seaside Tags

Well I survived my first day at the new part time job. It was pretty cool. I'm still working my last days at the gym so they are overlapping right now. I apologize to those I am ignoring right now! There just isn't enough time in the day!!!

And it is getting hard to keep thse freebies rolling in. Luckily I have this afternoon and evening I can do some desiging to catch up and get ahead a little.

Today's freebie has an old fashioned feel to it. Here are the Victorian Seaside Tags. Thanks to Moo Too Designs for the CU tag element I used to create these tags.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Hanukkah Freebie: Meonrah Papers

As promised, here is the second Hanukkah freebie for the holidays. This is a set of eight Meonrah Papers.

Make sure you also download the Hanukkah Template I offered several days ago.

Tomorrow is my first day at the new part time job. I hope it goes ok!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Kwanzaa Papers Freebie

Now that Christmas is over I wanted to offer another couple of holiday freebies for the season.
Today is the Kwanzaa Papers freebie. This is a set of four papers that helps to celebrate this holiday.

Tomorrow is the second in my Hanukkah offerings that I promised when I offered the Hanukkah Template.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas: Ornament Templates Freebie

Merry Christmas to everyone. I hope your holidays have been great.

Today's digital scrapbooking freebie contains 10 Christmas ornaments that you can fill any way you like.

Get the Ornament Templates here.

If you don't like the drop shadow on the ornaments you can delete it with your magic wand tool.

And here are a couple of examples of what you can do with these templates:

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Holly Template Freebie

Sorry so late today. I was out last night and didn't get to schedule my post in advance like I usually do.

Today I am posting a template I made last year. It corresponds with the Holly freebie I offered last year.

That freebie is one of the few I discontinued from my site, but you can actually "lift' the individual holly off the template if you still want to use it.

Also the Holly Set and Holly Set Add On are the first themed kit I ever designed and they make use of this same holly pattern. Get them here.

Here is the Holly Template for you. Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Freebie: Currier and Ives II Add On

Today is the second part of my Currier and Ives II offering. I hope you caught the first part yesterday!

Here is the Currier and Ives II Add On for your downloading pleasure! LOL

Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Currier and Ives II Freebie

Last year at this time I introduced a Currier and Ives themed collection. It was very popular so I thought I would offer something similar this year.

Get last year's Currier and Ives Sleigh Ride Collection plus the other elements with the Currier and Ives theme here.
And here is this year's Currier and Ives II set featuring the picture A Brush On the Snow. Look for the add on to this kit tomorrow!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Hanukkah Template Freebie

Taking a break from Christmas freebies today to offer one of two Hanukkah freebies. The second one will be here right after Christmas.

This stamp themed template was inspired by a US postage stamp from several years ago. Here is the Hanukkah Template for you to download.

After Christmas I will offer some Hanukkah themed papers so please come back and check them out.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Santa Papers Freebie

It is getting closer and closer to Christmas. I'm working hard to keep up the holiday freebies, but work is hectic right now. We are trying to get all our paying clients taken care of before the gym closes.

I'm also starting to date again and I'm finding it hard to find the time to get my digital scrapbooking designs out of my head and onto the computer. Honestly, I'm not thinking too much about the designs at all! *grin* Seven years out of the loop and I am in a candy store now! LOL

But I did have this set of Santa Papers already made up! I used a CU overlay from Pillowgirl's Scraps for the background design on the papers.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Christmas Is...Template Freebie

Here is another Christmas template I designed for you. This cute template uses a gift box as a picture frame.

Get the Christmas Is...Template freebie here.

I hope everyone is having a great holiday season. I wanted to let you guys know I found a part time job. So that is a beginning to getting back on my feet.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Freebie: Christmas Bows

The digital scrapbooking freebie for today is a set of elements that can be used at Christmas, but also can be used for birthday layouts.

There are 10 bows in all. I used a CU element from The Ephemeral Victorian (which is no longer an active site.)
Grab the Christmas Bows here. See the close up detail:

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

My Christmas Angel Template freebie

This is a template that I made last year at Christmas but never offered. I couldn't get it the way I wanted it. So I held on to it and waited until this year.

The angel in the My Christmas Angel Template is the same one I used last year for my angel series. If you want to download those sets of angels then use the angel link here. Just scroll down until you see them.

The angel in this template is actually the frame. If you don't fill the entire angel with your photo you can use a background color to fill the rest of it in.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Angel Cookie Collection Add On Freebie

Today I am offering the second half of yesterdays' Angel Cookie Collection. There are more papers, banners, an overlay and another tag in this set.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Angel Cookie Collection Is Freebie of the Day

What would Christmas be without Christmas cookies? I remember that was part of the holiday ritual at our house when I was growing up. I loved to bake and so we would have tons of cookies!

The Angel Cookie Collection is a tribute to those happier times in my life. I look back on those days and sometimes wish I could go back and re-do some of the wrong turns I took in my life.

But then I look at my son and realize without some of those turns, I wouldn't have him. So that makes THAT part of it worth the while!

Now I just have to find what makes THIS part of it worth the while!!! Maybe the trips to Hawaii and Europe!!! LOL

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Freebie: Christmas Papers

The digital scrapbooking freebie for today is 12 papers with a cute little Christmas tree design. The colors are
"Christmasy" but also wintery!

You may download the Christmas Tree Papers freebie here.

I hope everyone is having a great holiday season!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

An Update On Me

So many of you have continued to show concern for me and for my situation. I appreciate your inquires into how I am doing! It is so comforting to know that complete strangers wish you well.! It makes the mean and deceitful people seem petty in comparison to those with kind hearts!

The latest update in the saga that is my life is not a good one. The company I have worked for since moving to Florida in 2002, Bally Total Fitness, declared bankruptcy. It announced on Wednesday that it would close 20 locations nationwide.

One of those 20 locations is the club where I work. On January 9, 2009 I will no longer have a job. And since my ex finace' isn't around anymore, and since he took 3/4 of my savings when he left, I find myself in a huge bind.

I have taught fitness classes for the last 10 years. Now it appears I will have to put that on hold so that I can get a job that pays full time. I have to pay my bills. Then, if I can fit a class or two a week into that schedule I will try to find an opening at another club.

This, on top of what has already happened is certainly a lot to have to bear. I am so grateful to all my friends (at work as well as here on the internet.) I know that I have people who are concerned about me and my welfare helping me to look for job openings in the area.

I am trying to be upbeat about this whole thing. Everyone says that I am better off without that worthless SOB I thought was my friend and my soulmate. He was only holding me back!!!


Quick Page Freebie: Christmas Greetings QP 2

Today is the second and final part of the quick page series I started yesterday. Get the Christmas Greetings QP 2 right now.

In case you missed the first quick page, Christmas Greetins QP 1, you can get it at this link.

I'm glad you have liked the first quick page and I hope you like the second one as well.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Jean's Third QP and a Layout

Jean at Dream Keeper's Random Thoughts has made a thrid quick page using my Quilt Papers freebie.
Here is a layout she made with the quick page.

Christmas Greetings Quick Page 1 Freebie

I am beginning my Christmas offerings with the first of a two part quick page series.

Here is the Christmas Greetings QP 1 download. It is in the .png format so that the opening for the photo is clear.

You can use this quick page as a digital greeting card to send your favorite photos to your friends and family.

I got this clip art and the one for tomorrow's quick page from public domain clip art. As usual, if you do not think this is public domain then PLEASE let me know!

Look for part two tomorrow. It uses a square frame and might suit your photo better than this one.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

I Love Books Template Freebie

Today I am paying homage to one of my all time favorite pastimes: reading!

Here is the I Love Books Template as your digital scrapbooking freebie for today.

So far this year (since February actually) I have read 15,905 pages and I am almost ready to add another 320 to the list.

Even with all the drama in my life I still managed to do some reading (although it did slow way down during those four months I was telling you guys about.) At least he didn't take away my reading!!!!

Here's to all the book lovers out there! Enjoy this template and please share your designs!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Freebie For Today: Penguin Papers

Although winter doesn't officially begin until December 21st, I am offering you a winter freebie today. It isn't freezing here in Florida, but it has gotten very cold at night!

Penguin Papers is a fun look at our cold weather friends who represent winter to most of us.

There are eight whimsical papers in this pack with several different color combinations.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Fancy Bows Freebie

A couple of days ago I offered the Fish Bone Kit and the add on to it. In this kit I had a bow I made using a CU freebie from Delicious Scraps.

After I made that kit I started playing around with the bow and some effects in Paint Shop Pro. The result of that experimenting is today's freebie: Fancy Bows.

I am including some extra large close ups of the detail of these bows so you can see how really neat they turned out. Delicious Scraps did an excellent job of designing the CU bow template!

There are 27 bows in this set.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Skinned Knee Template Freebie

The Skinned Knee Template is the final installment of the three part Boo Boo Template Series.

You can get the other two templates in this series here:

Remember, if you don't like something about the template you can always change it.

When I use the word TITLE instead of making one up myslf I am doing that so you can go in and have the template say whatever you like.

I keep the layer so that you can overwrite the word TITLE. When I do this I have to use a font that everyone has on their computer or when someone goes in to change the title it will revert to a default font.

When I make the title up myself and change it to a regular layer on the template it means that particular font will remain on the template even if you don't have it on your computer.

So if you don't like the fonts on these templates in this series then you can change them to ones you like.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Another QP From Jean

Here is the second quick page that Jean at Dream Keeper's Random Thoughts made using a paper from my Quit Papers freebie.

Part 2: Broken Leg Teddy Bear Template is Today's Freebie

Here is part two of three in the Boo Boo Template Series. I was having a difficult time finding decent clip art of a broken leg and then I saw this teddy bear and knew I had to use it.

The Broken Leg Teddy Bear Template is yours to download for free (as is everything I offer.) Have fun desigining layouts with this whimiscal template.

A broken bone is never a good thing and it certainly consumes your life for a very long time. Hopefully this cute template will help ease the "sting" of your injury and allow you to chronicle the memories in a unique way.

Not all our memories are plesant ones, but they are part of what makes us who we are. Scrap them all if you can. That way generations of your family down the line will know the whole story.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

A QP From Jean

Here is a link to a quick page that Jean at Dream Keeper's Random Thoughts made using one of my papers from my Quilt Papers freebie.
She calls it her Scholar QP.

Broken Arm Template Is Part of New Boo Boo Template Series

Today starts a three part Boo Boo Template Series that focuses on those little scraps we sometimes find ourselves having.

The first in the series is called Broken Arm Template. The clip art of the little girl is from a website that allows non commercial use of their art work and they ask that the following statement appear if someone uses their clip art: Clip art licensed from the Clip Art Gallery on

So I have complied with their wishes. There are two more templates in this series so make sure you come back and check them both out.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Dale Jr. Wins SIXTH Consecutive Most Popular Driver Award!!!

NASCAR fans across the nation have once again made a statement about their favorite driver. After tallying over one million votes, Dale Earnhardt Jr. is the recipient of the 2008 NASCAR Chex Most Popular Driver Award.

Fish Bone Kit Add On is Today's Freebie

This is the second part of the set that I offered yesterday. It has three more frames and some photo corners, as well as three more papers. You also get another tag with this add on.

This is the Fish Bone Kit Add On. The original Fish Bone Kit is available at this link.

Starting with today's freebie I am now going to include the preview picture in the zip. Makeyesup suggested it would help identify things you have downloaded (especially the templates.)

Remember, all you have to do is ask!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Freebie: Fish Bone Kit

Before I start bombarding you with Christmas designs, I thought I would offer you a cool fish themed set. I like the color combination of this kit.

Get the first part of the Fish Bone Kit here and then come back tomorrow for the add on.
Many thanks to MegaDoodle Inspired for her CU tags and to Delicious Scraps for the bow I used.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Carolina Hurricanes Fire Stanley Cup Winning Coach

Yes, it was coming for a while. Many thought he would be out in the off season, but NO ONE thought we would rehire the coach we fired to hire this guy we are firing now in the first place!

Five years after Paul Maurice was fired as head coach of the Carolina Hurricanes, he is rehired to lead the team out of their current slump. Go ahead and just shoot me now!

On an upbeat note, Ron Francis, Hockey Hall of Fame member and former Hurricanes star, will be the associate coach.

The good news is that Ron Francis is a cutie! LOL

Tea Pot Template Freebie is Perfect For Those Daughter/Granddaughter Pictures!

Here is a wonderful template to use with those "afternoon teas" spent with the grandchildern or even your own child. It was inspired by a wonderful tea I went to at the request of one of my Pilates clients.

The speaker (and I'm sorry I don't recall her name) spoke about how we all are tea pots with something we have inside of us to "pour out" to others (who are the tea cups.) I really took home a wonderful message from her.

Here is the Tea Pot Template for your special layouts. This template comes with an overlay as one of the layers. You can always copy it and make your own papers from it.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Award Time Again!!!

This morning I got a message from Efie at Efie's Blog telling me she had awarded me 2 awards. I was very excited! Thank you so much, Efie!
Here are the awards:

Since I just got the Treasured Friends Forever award the other day I will not pass it on again. I just want to thank Efie for giving it to me.

The Heart blog award will be passed on to: 1. Kyra at With a Russian/Dutch Heart because I can finally give her one she doesn't appear to already have gotten! She has been a wondefrul inspiration to me. She has offset the cruelty in my life by genuine kindness.

2. Wendy at Pretty Eyes' Creations gets this award as well. She has some really nice stuff on her site!

3. Idgie at Idgie's Heartsong...Scraps in the Key of Life also deserves this award. Her work is very unique.

Thanks again to Efie for her kindness and go check out these other sites if you don't visit them already!

Flying High Template Freebie

Here is a cute little template that I thought of on the supr of the moment. Sometimes good things are like that!

This is my Flying High Template freebie for today. Have fun designing with it!

I am not able to use the photos that inspired this template because of the emotional connection I have with them. So please send me your layout and I'll use it!

Thanks again for your support.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Quilt Papers Freebie

Today I'm offering a set of 6 papers that use quilt patterns such as friendship, bear paw, log cabin, wedding ring and sunburst.

Here are the Quilt Papers for you to download and enjoy.