I've been knee-deep in classes and digital projects for the last two months solid. I don't know what possessed me to take on simultaneous advanced classes, but I loved the learning and find myself homesick (so-to-speak) when not in a digi-scrap class of some sort. LOL! It's so addictive, really!
I'm working right now trying to finish 40 Christmas layouts in 12x12" format for my 2011 holiday album which I'm actually going to print by the end of this month. It's been so exciting and was part of the Tiffany Tillman's Holiday Templates 2011 class. We each designed our own custom album cover and ordered it from Persnickety Prints. I'm so thrilled with mine that I can't stop talking about how great the quality is. Designing that was a first for me, and I'm so pleased it turned out absolutely perfect! Yeah for me! I will show you my entire album, cover and all, as soon as I complete the project and am happy with all the layouts. It will most likely be in a February post.
The other thing I fell ga-ga over lately is the Digital Art Journaling class I'm in right now over at Jessica Sprague! If you don't know what that hot new trend is all about, jump over to her website and browse through the Digital Art Journaling Class Gallery. You may need to register with her site for that gallery to show up, I don't know for sure. There are literally thousands of samples to gaze through. The art journaling is a pleasant change of pace from normal digi-scrapping because it's more introspective and a lot more loose and free-style. Anything and everything goes, like no rules. It's sort of reminds me of when we had art classes in elementary school and you were used to cutting loose with plenty of imagination at that age. This sort of takes you back there to those days! Very cool.
My youngest grandson has a birthday today! My little extreme preemie is turning a big 6 years old. Hard to think how time has flown so quickly! My daughter would be so proud of him if she were here. I'll be having cake and ice cream with him this evening, along with all his little croanies and his cousins! Looking forward to what? Another great photo opportunity!
I've got a Vet appointment with my Pixie today also! She is holding stable with all of her health issues for now. Some days are good, some not so good. This is a recheck visit and to refill the meds. I've gotten swell at shooting Insulin!
I will also get back on posting the rest of my free templates for you very soon. I got swamped as Christmas neared and didn't get to finish the daily download of them like I had intended. But we will get back to it soon.
By the way, check out my Etsy shop to see my handcrafts. The link is at the top of my blog where the Etsy showcase gadget is. There's usually a discount coupon for my Etsy shop in each digi-freebie download. The shop is picking up speed now, so I'm feeling good about the time I've devoted to it.
Okay, on to your FREEBIE of my JANUARY PAPER PACK. This is a collection of 7 papers which are 12x12", 300 dpi, jpgs. I'm not fond of winter, especially the grayness of January and February and can remember it well from the first half of my life spent in the North. Luckily now, my winters are mild and mostly sunny here in the South. The robins returned here yesterday! Today was a warm, almost balmy type day; no jacket required! Yeah! Anywho, I created these papers thinking back on the Northern winters and starting off with the idea behind this monthly project, the January text paper shown here . . .
Here's the preview of the whole pack . . .
I'm still providing you a choice of download sites, box or 4shared. I'm always afraid of running out of bandwidth at one or the other.
I hope you enjoy these papers. Leave some love if you download. It helps to spur on the freebie flow from me. I had to take down my chat widget from the side column as I see it's not free anymore. So, what else is new these days?! Postage is up, service is worse. Don't even get me started! I vow to not speak of politics or religion here. LOL!
Be back soon (hopefully tomorrow with a free quick page), so check back often!