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Friday, August 13, 2010


WHOO-HOO! Congrats are in order at this house!  After 23 straight months of unemployment, my DH has landed a job as of this past Monday!  I don't have much good to say about the age we now live in where everything is "apply online" because it wasn't very productive for us.  The second job he applied and interviewed for "live" he got!!  You need that one-on-one, face-to-face to make your impression on somebody and for them to get a feel "of you".  Hallelujah!  My house is once again my domain!  I'm fairly sure I will be out the door to work next, of necessity not desire.

Since folks tend to think that Friday 13th is an unlucky day, I'm out to change that; at least for today for my faithful followers here!  I have THREE FREEBIES for you today!!  Yipee!  I'm on a good roll! 

Firstly, I want to add another project to THE MASON JAR.  My intention is eventually to do that every Monday.  So far I haven't been able to keep up with my own intentions.  If you're not familiar with THE MASON JAR PROJECT, please use the labels in my right side bar to read some about it.  Below is a preview of what is going in the jar today.  It's my very first ALPHA called "Shabby Alpha", and it's both shabby and grungy!  It has plenty of texture and interest, should be quite versatile in your projects because it allows some background color to show through.  I'm including both entire upper and lower case A-Z, numbers 0-9, and 31 symbols; all in both no shadow (ns) and with drop shadow (wds).  Each element is 300 dpi so you can resize it as desired without loss of quality.  Here's a closeup that I placed on a blue background so maybe you can see how the color is able to show through.  You'll be able to get lots of different looks from this alpha.

Here's the offering: 

Price:  $1.15 and I will email you the download link within 24 hours of purchase.

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FREEBIE #1:  I've used the above alpha to make you a nice Fall  plaque type element for your upcoming seasonal scrapbooking.  Plus, I'm including a BONUS of four of the "Shabby Alpha" letters for you to play with, a set to spell "Me" in both "no shadow" (ns) and "with drop shadow" (wds).  As always, everything is 300 dpi so you can play with the size to suit your needs without losing print quality.
SECOND FREEBIE:  I got on a roll late one night and had some fun with DOTS.  I came up with a paper template for you so it will be easy in most any software program using this png file for you to make your very own polka-dotted type, multicolored papers!  Whoo-hoo!  You can simply place a background paper under this template png, then either recolor the png file or use it as a clipping mask.  I made it 11-1/2 inches square because I wanted to use it as an inset paper so I would have a background border the same color as the dots.  You'll see when you use it, but feel free to nudge the size to 12 x 12" if you want.  What fun you'll have with this!!  I'm including a BONUS of two papers I made with it in jpg format.  Here's the preview:

I did a quick layout so you could see the end results with it:

Okay!  Onward . . .
THIRD FREEBIE:  Here's my 10th layout TEMPLATE for you!  Yeah!  It's spiffy!  It's a 12 x 12", 300 dpi and includes a psd, tiff, and all png files so everybody can use it!  Hope you like, give me some feedback please.  I love to make templates because I personally find them so handy when I'm in the mood to scrap but pressed for time.  They just speed up the process so much, so it's great to be able to make a bunch of them ahead.  So far, I've designed 26 of these, but I'm slow giving them out.  You'll get all of them if you just keep coming back to check in.  I may be slow, but I'm sure.  Tee-hee!  Here's the preview of TEMPLATE #10: 

Here is one of my layouts with it made with the kit, "Afternoon Delight" by JW-Digi Scraps.  Love her design talent! 
That's my only sunflower that popped up this year of all the seeds I planted!  I think this particular flower bed is too dry to germinate the seeds.  I'm lucky to get one of the things I plant in it!  Not a good bed for my green thumb reputation at all.  :-(

I think that's all for now, my peeps.  I need to jump off and so some real housework.  You know when your man goes out to work all day, he comes home and wants to know what you did with those same 8 hours of time.  Geez!  If they only knew all the multi-tasking a female really does in 24 hours, they wouldn't need to ask that type of question.  It always reminds me of how clueless the male species can be sometimes.  Or, maybe it's just me feeling guilty that I've been getting to stay home and enjoying the air conditioning all summer!  Oh well . . . I deserve it.

Do check back often as I have lots more goodies coming your way!  Have a great weekend!!



Janice W said...

Terrific news about your husband's job and another wonderful layout using one of my kits! THANK YOU!

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 Fall/Thanksgiving Theme post on Aug. 14, 2010. Thanks again.

suzi.wollman said...

So glad your hubby found work! I think that's really a blessing to be thankful for. And as far as thanksgiving goes, you are greatly appreciated. Thank you for sharing!

Anonymous said...


Thank you for all freebies.
Just started with sraping so its nice to find freebies to play and learn with.