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Tuesday, January 19, 2010


OH HAPPY DAYS!! - I've learned how to make templates, and there's no stoppin' me now!!  LOL!  This is super exciting to me because I adore using templates, and since I started this digital adventure in August of 2008, I've pondered on how to make them.  I sat in fear of my PSE6 for so long; and now I feel like the more I get in there and just play, the more things are starting to fall into place almost by themselves!  YIPEE!  I sent this file off last night to my cyber-friend and digi-scrap mentor, Teri Mayo, to have a quick quality check to make sure it works right and I didn't forget anything.  So as soon as I get the green light (or make any corrections) I will get this posted.  Some of you more seasoned designers may laugh at me as I am surely exhibiting signs of overkill, as is usual for me.  The more I played designing this template, the more I kept adding; and I kept saving the psd files as I went, so you get everything I did in this - my first template freebie!  There are four different psd files, a tiff file, and all the png files.  So, hopefully, my templates will be functional for lots of digi-scrappers on different programs.  Here's the preview:


I still maintain I'm months behind in all things.  I just bumped into the fact while looking at my blogger dashboard and reading up on the tabs that we now have a newer updated/upgraded editor which makes this poster extremely pleased!  I was still working on the old one and had always been very frustrated with it's little quirks.  I was just about ready to open up Windows Live Writer and figure out how to configure it for use here, but maybe now I won't have to think about that.  I can tell that Bloggers improvements to the editor are a good thing!  Keep it up guys!!   Oh WOW!  I just saw how to make that preview picture larger for you all; GEEZ, that's great!

So far, this week hasn't had any unusual events other than we did have to install all new electric receptacles in our den per a second one coming close to igniting.  We believe we have figured this out ourselves.  This room is on a 20 amp circuit breaker in the breaker box, the receptacles were regular 15 amp each.  The space heater we've been running is a 12-15 amp pull (can't remember what my DH said exactly); but we also live in a southern area that gets a lot of tropical electrical thunderstorms full of lightning which knocks the power out pretty often.  You know, just for seconds; it goes down and then back on.  Sometimes it's just fractions of a second, but this is more like a surge.  We hear that is hard on the receptacles over time.  At any rate, we installed new upgraded 20 amp receptacles and will try not to run the space heater so much.  So far, so good.  I have a fantastic nose for smoke and/or that burning rubber type smell; and Lord knows I don't sleep much, so I think we'll be okay for awhile.  Will keep you updated on this learning experience as we progress through it.  We are fairly handy but we are definitely not certified electricians, so we are aware that we may not have it licked all the way yet.  Just trying to be frugal in these hard time, but don't want to end up toasted because of frugality either!!

Well, I'm going to suprise you and check out for now. My previous post was so long-winded that I felt bad for anybody trying to read it all and stay with me!

Drop in often, I've got a ton of freebies coming your way.  You won't want to miss any!  I'm very random with them because I'm constantly jumping from one thing to another as my mind gets ideas.  Most likely all creative souls are that way.  At any rate, I'll return soon.  Have a blessed day!



Anonymous said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the CraftCrave DigiFree search engine today (look for timestamp: [20 Jan 03:56am GMT]).

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 2 post on Jan. 20, 2010. Thanks again.