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Friday, July 30, 2010


Can you believe it's the end of July??  It bothers me some when I dwell on how rapidly time passes.  Thanks everybody for the comments and for using the chat box in the right column.  It lets me know you are really out there.  Ava-j, yes those flowers are mine, grew everyone of them in this southern heat.  The watering has about worn me thin!  To another comment, I believe Box.net's free account has limitations of 1 gig of storage space and 25 meg uploads per zip file.  That won't be big enough for me, but I will use it as often as I can and figure out what to do when I fill up my free account there.  I like to leave my freebie links to never expire so that all that happen by here can help themselves to whatever they scroll around and find they like.  And to mskinsey, where do you live?  I don't see a way to get in touch with you.  If you are anywhere close to me, I could give you a free scanner.  I have a whole HP all-in-one (printer, scanner, copier, fax) that belonged to my daughter that I am storing and don't need.  Equipment piles up around here because my husband and I are sort of "techies" that keep upgrading now and again.  I'm sure he is sorry that he ever introduced me to my first computer!  I'm a giver and love to give to those in need who will use.  Hate seeing things go to waste.  If you read this and are interested, get in touch.  I think my email link is in my profile here.

I have two FREEBIES for you cats today!  Yipee!  I'm proud of this one!  It's just in time too!  It's an August 2010 calendar grid.  It can easily be resized to whatever you desire, larger or smaller.  It can be used on your desktop for the month, or you could actually print it as a calendar page and so on.  It's a png file, 300 dpi, and can be recolored.  If anybody wants or needs the whole year for a project, just let me know and I'll work on them.

The next goodie is my 8th template.  It's a 12x12", 300 dpi with psd, tiff, and pngs included. Here's a preview:
Here's my layout using it:
The papers used in this layout above are from a collab kit called "All The Dirt" by the designers at Digital Scrapbooking Studio.

Above is my finished layout for Lesson 11 of PhotoShop Friday using the template and materials provided by the great designers at Jessica Sprague.  This week featured learning how to make a "storyboard" which is the row of identically sized photos you see in the middle of the layout on the white background.  Very cool.  And, as always Jessica imparts a few wizardly tips and shortcuts which I just can't get enough of.  All this learning for only $1.00 if you partake of the advantage of "One Buck Wednesdays" at her site.  It just doesn't get better than that!!

Below are a few pages I made this week for some forum challenges:
Tinkerbell's page was done for a scraplift challenge at Designs In Digital, and I used the kits, "Winter Flannel" by Tiger Lily Designs and "Wrapped In Christmas" by ScrappinMint.
Above was made for a theme challenge at Stuff To Scrap, and I'm real proud of it as it features my brother in the photo and my dad seated to the far left being honored as a veteran at a civic event in my hometown where my brother had flown across country to be the guest speaker.  I used a kit called "Freedom" by STS designer, Jensen Motley Crew Designs.  Can you tell the theme was "Freedom"?
Above LO was for a template challenge at Stuff to Scrap hosted by Shel Belle Scraps using her Template_01.  I was all around in my stash for the materials for this one, but I do have the extensive credits listed in my gallery description at STS. 
The wild thing above was made for the Use It Or Lose It challenge at Stuff To Scrap using the mini kit, "Rock On!" provided by hostess, Digi Designs by Nicole.  The object of this challenge is to use each piece of the mini kit at least once in your layout.  This can be quite a challenge, or once deep into I tend to go overboard before stopping!  My own purgatory!

Well, peeps, this will probably conclude July posting unless something monumental happens on the last day of this month.  We had a huge thunderstorm this evening with torrential downpour, lots of lightning, thunder and wind.  It knocked out electricity for a little while.  Don't I hate it when that happens!!  The forecast for the weekend is HOT, HOT, HOT; so I'll probably spend most of it in the pool.  I hope you all have ways to stay cool.

I'll be back soon with more goodies for you that I'm working on, so do pop back in often so you don't miss anything.  You can use the google widget in the right column to be a "follower" of this blog, or you can also do a RSS feed to your own feed list in your browser.  I find that to be so easy.  See ya soon!!



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 3 post on Jul. 30, 2010. Thanks again.

Anonymous 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 [30 Jul 12:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria