Lord knows I should celebrate "Digital Scrapbooking Day" since over the years it's become such a main hobby in my life! I'll try to make this short as my day seems to be slipping away quickly, and I have a long "to-do" list yet to go!
We'll jump right into the FREEBIE I have for you! It's my paper pack for NOVEMBER! As with my previous monthly paper packs, there are 9 papers, 12x12", 300 dpi, and focused around my chosen color scheme for this month; blends of brown, beige, rust. Very Fall-ish for your scrapping. Once again, here is the paper with text that sparked the entire pack . . .
Yeah, I get kind of crazy during my late night design sessions! I never know what's going to come off my brain. Here's the preview of the whole paper pack . . .
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Again, I'm providing two sites for downloading since I may run out of bandwidth due to popularity. I try very hard to keep all my freebie links working and active at all times.
Next up, I'll simply and hopefully give you some inspiration through showing you what I've scrapped just recently. I travel with my kids and grandkids on Halloween for the candy gathering, and we have one great huge neighborhood we always go to for that every year. I'm the designated picture taker, and below is just a small smathering of what I took. I got hooked on doing the pumpkin templates this year, love them!
Above shows my precious preemie grandson as "Spiderman" (top left). He didn't want to wear the mask, so his daddy painted an awesome Spiderman face on his with makeup, etc. Very artistic with web and lots of color! My other two grandkids are "Skeledono" and "Draculeena", you can also see Amy Winehouse and Damon Wayans, a second adult change on my DD in the bottom, and the pumpkins carved. An oh yeah, that's me up in the stem! This template was free from the Template Tuesday Challenges at Jessica Sprague. I used actual photos of the kid's candy dumped on the floor for my background paper. Paper and elements used from kits available at Jessica Sprague and also one called Halloween Fun by Scrap N Sassy at Go Digital Scrapbooking.
Above shows a pumpkin filled with the 5 years of Halloweening done by my preemie grandson, Mason. This is how scrapping can help one to heal from the pain of loss. I found an old photo of Mason's mommy (my oldest DD) who only lived long enough to see three of Mason's Halloweens. I loved the photo of her in the witch's hat as she hosted Halloween festivities at her home one year, so I extracted her from that photo and placed her in this layout as if she were watching over her son. I think Mason will be pleased with this page when he gets it from me someday as a man. The whole purpose of digital scrapbooking is leaving something for posterity. This template was purchased from GDS.
I did this last layout last night as I ran across a great free template at Gotta Pixel in their Project 52 category in their forum. I could visualize this one as I looked at the template, it just was already in my head, perfect! Yes, I'm just like you, love to gather the freebies to work with! However, I've purchased my fair share over time, and this year I added a giant Halloween kit to my paid-for stash! Just needed some new things to work with that make me happy!
And, to end, I will advise you that I have signed up today for Tiffany Tillman's upcoming class at Renee Pearson called "Holiday Templates 2011", a 25 day class chocked full of 24 templates, a mega holiday kit, and plenty of daily video lessons. You can just never stop learning, and this will be an awesome class (i.e., Christmas gift to myself)!! You should check it out, today is the last day for a discount off the registration cost. You have until midnight to get that!
Okay, I'm off to hit my chore list for the rest of this day! Thanks for stopping by. Leave some love if you download. And don't forget to unzip my freebies ASAP, I have special timely coupons in there for you!!