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Friday, August 6, 2010


What's shakin', peeps?  I'm jazzed!  It's the biggest crafty weekend of the year in my city; a 3-day event starting early this morning and lasting through Sunday evening.  Exhibitors travel in from all over the country to show and sell their art.  We have lots of other shows throughout the year, but this is definitely the biggest.  I've had to learn to discipline my spending at this event and am trying to make a habit to attend the first day just to look by leaving my purse at home.  I'll take time to think about my intentions at least overnight before making the purchases.  I can definitely go overboard at these events being an artisan myself and having too much appreciation for other folks' artwork.  They don't allow picture taking inside this event, so I won't be able to take you on a vitural tour of it.  :-(

My FREEBIE for you today is my ninth template.  I hope you can use it.  Seems lately everybody is going circle crazy, so I got into it here also!  Just imagine what you could do with this.  I did a sample layout for you using two different papers to fill the outer circles, but I'm wondering what it would look like done with photos clipped to all the half circles around the border.  This is a 12 x 12" square, 300 dpi, and I've included the psd, tiff, and pngs for everybody.  The zip was not too large, so I'm hoping it won't take forever to download by way of 4Shared.  Here's the preview:

Here's the layout I worked up with it . . .

Below is a layout I made for my 12th PhotoShop Friday lesson using the template and supplies provided by Jessica Sprague.  I learned how to load brushes into the eraser tool, and we used it to round certain corners on the photo and paper clipping mats.  Very cool trick to know!  All this plus the video tutorial for only $1.00 during "One Buck Wednesdays".  You shouldn't be missing all this fun knowledge for the price if you want to learn your PS, PSE, or CS.  In fact, you can get the PhotoShop Friday lesson for that price from Wednesday through sometime on Fridays.  I don't let myself miss one!  I hope she has them forever!!  You can stop and restart her video tutorial as much as you want while you work in your own program along side the instruction.  Way cool!

Then, of course, I couldn't stop scrapping; so I took that same template and kept turning it 90 degrees and reworking it to finish up a series of photos I'd been wanting to get scrapped of my birthday visit to Carowinds with my daughter, grandson and his friend.  We had a cool weekend there, and the rides were a thrill a second!  I'm a thrill seeker and rode them all.  Love the free feeling of the roller coasters as does my daughter!  Just another meaning for our "free spirit".

You can see this is the same template by Jessica Sprague which I just kept turning and reworking.  The kit I used is Life's Adventures by JW-Digi Scraps

Well, I've got to fly now!  Hope you all have a great weekend!  I'll be back soon with more goodies for you, probably some cool frames, as those seem to be getting the most downloads right now.  Stop back soon.  



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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 [06 Aug 11:00am 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 3 post on Aug. 06, 2010. Thanks again.