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Tuesday, June 29, 2010


I can't speak for the rest of the world, but I'm a template junkie!  Love to use them, love to design them!  I've made you a neat sunburst type frame which has 19 separate petals to which you can clip various papers if you like.  Just think, you can finally use all your favorite papers at once!  Teehee!  Think outside the box on various ways to use this frame once you assemble it your way.  You can have half of it on the page or coming in from a corner of the page, use it to showcase a photo, some word art, or even your journaling.  Be creative!  I'd love to see what you make with it, so feel free to email me with your lovelies!  Without further yick-yaking, here is your FREEBIE preview:


I've included a thumbnail of my own layout in the zip so you can see what I did with the frame and how I used it.  This is what happens when I take inspiring classes like the PhotoShop Friday lessons from Jessica Sprague.  I go wild making things between the weekly classes!  I'm taking a free class there now which combines hybrid and digital card making techniques, and we get a daily lesson.  That will keep me busy for awhile!  Yeah!

The weather is scorching hot here, the humidity is high.  Thank goodness for all the water available!  We pretty much stay in during the heat of the day and venture out after the sun drops in the evening to enjoy the amenities of living here.  July and August will be the hottest months of the year, and after that it's back to normal fair weather the rest of the year.  Ahh, yes! 

My house is still busy.  Today we pitched in to keep an 11 year old boy who is the son of our son's fiance who works, of course.  You know how when it rains, it pours?  This sweet gal's air conditioner went out in her home this weekend and her childcare person quit for greener pastures.  We are fairly decent at problem solving after so many years of being subjected to the need to do so constantly, so nowdays we simply "connect people" much like putting the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle together.  This little guy today kept my DH so busy playing buddy all day and nearly talked his ears off.  I think they both had a good day!

I will leave you with a little more inspiration, my own scrapping since my last post.  Templates were used which I've collected from forum challenges where I hang out online, and I got hooked on a kit with very cool summery colors, SED_Flopped Flipped Revamp, which can be found at Enchanted Scrap Studios.

Alrighty then, as Bruce Almighty would say; that's enough inspiration for one sitting, right?  The kit I mentioned above is a colorful one, hey?  I fell in love with it for the tropical summer look.  The ocean background is a snapshot I took on an evening outing, and in one LO I faded the opacity of it down to about 70% just experimenting.  I'm going to make you guys a freebie QP from that, so be sure to stop back in to pick that up soon, may get it to you this week.  I hope I've shown you something that may inspire you to create yourself.  More to come soon!

Until then, Happy Scrapping!!



CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today [29 Jun 01:06pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 4 post on Jun. 29, 2010. Thanks again.

Anonymous said...

i think it was actually ace ventura who said that....