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Sunday, August 19, 2012


Happy end of summer, my faithful peeps!  Can you believe it's time for the kids to return to school?!  I don't know how the majority of them feel, but it seems like summer passed like a flash of lightning to me!  I'm a lucky Mimi; my three grandchildren LOVE going to school.  They are not NURDS, they simply have very active minds and like to stay busy learning.  I also believe they love all the socialization with the other students in that setting.  We'll be super busy this fall with all the sports practices and games they will be into.  We are spending the last few days of summer swimming up a storm in our neighborhood pool and cooking out on the patio.  DH plans to take the children fishing as the weather cools a bit in the Fall.  He will also be teaching our oldest grandson how to play guitar with one-on-one lessons twice a week this Fall.  My last full day with all three grandbabes will be tomorrow (Monday).  We will be whooping it up, for sure!

For right now, I have a FREEBIE Photo Mat / Clipping Mask for you with the theme of "then and now".  I got the idea while reading an August challenge over at The Studio.  I already had the "then" mask and the "now" mask made up individually, but I got the wild idea of linking them together with an ampersand.  This whole thing is one png file at 300 dpi, and you can enlarge or reduce the size of it easily to suit your need.  I hope you can think of ways to use it.  You can clip a paper to it and then pop photos on the top; or you can get creative with how you clip photos directly to it and maybe put a paper on the ampersand.  See what you can come up with!  Here is the preview . . .




I've been doing a little designing and am almost ready to post my free paper pack for August.  That will complete a full year of monthly free paper packs that were inspired by my idea of a monthly text paper.  Hope you have enjoyed and been able to use these freebies!  I worked on a slew of journaling cards last night, so you'll be seeing some of those very soon.  I also want to get back to my template designing and give at least one away per week.  I have such good intention but get so easily side-tracked with all kinds of disruptions.

Hope you'll check back often!  Have a great weekend!



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 (please, notice the new url for my blog), under the Page 4 post on Aug. 19, 2012. Thanks again.

Rosemary said...

Great idea for those masks! Thank you so much!

Crystalnva said...

I luv these THANK YOU ;~}

Ann said...

Thanks so much for these frames -- They are greatly appreciated. Have a wonderful day!!

Mats World said...

Thanx for the lovely Then & now mask! Love it! have a gr8 day!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your clever freebies.