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Thursday, June 10, 2010


Happy Thursday everybody!  I've been a busy bee since my last post!  We had a couple of cook-outs over the weekend to test out a grill that's new to us, and there's no sense heating up the thing for just two so I always invite folks in for the grilling sessions!  I love how it makes the neighborhood smell so good and folks just wander in on the lawn.  You can be having a party before you know it!  Cool!  During the first part of this week, DH and I helped an elderly friend empty out a huge 4-bedroom home he had sold.  We worked solid for 12 hrs. and got it all shifted around in one day, amazing what you can accomplish when you set your mind to it.  I've always worked better under a time-line type pressure anyway.  I get way more done when I have deadlines of sorts.

I even have managed to squeeze in some personal scrapping and design work!  Yeah for me and you both!  Stay with me here to see some of my layouts, and your freebie will follow!

This was made with a great Quick Page which inspired me to wrap up the Mister and practice up on doing some journaling.  I was reading up on a site's monthly challenges where journaling was emphasized as being so important for posterity, and I agree, we should do lots of it.  The kit is "Mr. Fix-It" by Scraps by Andrea, found at Stuff to Scrap.  This QP was designed by one of their CT's who's blog is Christins Creations

I created this for the current template challenge in the forum at Misses BeeHaven Digital Scrapbooking where the theme was your take on "blue".  I just happened to have lots of current snaps where my peeps were sporting lots of blue, and isn't that hydrangea gorgeous!

Doing another challenge in the Misses BeeHaven forum, I worked up my desktop for July with a theme of "summer picnic" using "Summer Smiles" by Kim Cameron of Groovy Scraps and "Spring Picnic" from the Blog Train of the Stuff To Scrap designers. 

This is just a fun page I whipped up from scratch and inspired by a conversation had with my youngest DD who is a groomer and mother of two.  Please vote for her project submitted to Pepsi Refresh for grant money to build a "no-kill" doggie shelter on her land.  You can do this in the gadget box at the top right of my blog.  You register and sign in to the Pepsi Refresh site, and you can then vote daily to help her win.  This is an ongoing project and voting spree as each month the top 100 finalist in each monetary category move on into the next month's running for one year.  She has managed to stay in the running so far, but she needs to finish in the top 10 one month to get the grant she has applied for.  I surely would appreciate your support as often as you can think kindly of a doggie!  Thanks all!  In this page, I practiced up on "stroking" in PSE, and the font used is called "Fancy Pens", probably from DaFont for free.

These four LO's were made using a blog train collab, "All The Dirt", by the designers at Digital Scrapbooking Studio.  The 4th one uses a wonderful free template by Le Pingouin Designs I found available at both Digi Scrap Depot and Divine Digital.  These pages feature none other than my little extreme preemie Angel Baby, Mason.

And, now for your FREEBIE treat!  Here is my very own Template #6 for you.  I'm becoming a real template junkie myself, loving to both use them and make them!  Here's the preview:

As always, this is a one-pager, 12x12", 300 dpi and includes the psd file, tiff file, and all png files so it can be used by a variety of software programs to suit more folks.  I hope you can use and enjoy it.  If you like it, please leave me some encouragement either here or at 4Shared.  It helps to spur my creativity and giving nature.  Here is my own LO using it again with the "All The Dirt" collab kit:

Oh to be that young again!!  Don't we wish?!!  That's all my jabber for today.  Thanks for dropping by and come back real soon.  I've a lot on the burner for ya!


1 comment:

Dodie said...

Great post!

I'm now off to vote for your daughter!