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Wednesday, December 19, 2012


So sorry, I missed posting yesterday.  My hubby is home on his two days off and not feeling well at all.  He seems to be fighting a mild flu-like syndrome, first chilly - then too hot, appetite is off, and I can hear some nasal stuffiness.  I'm happy to report that I am feeling 95% improved with my cold, and I don't really know which of the things I'm taking to thank for this.  I'd say it's the Vemma since that supplement is new for me!  I had a note from one of my lovely followers to recommend taking Airborne at the first onset of a cold and, though I know about that one, I don't have it stocked on my home shelves for the winter but am going to pick some up.  Thanks so much Eva, I love it when someone "talks" to me. 

Having missed yesterday, I'm going to bombard you today with all the FREEBIES which I have ready at the moment.  I may get to do at least one more live post before my travels, and from that point until my return on the night of the 28th, I'm going to try to set up some auto-scheduled posts containing the rest of the calendar grids for 2013 and some things I made for contests back in November that I can now share with you since that month has come and gone. 

Ok, hold on, here we go with today's goodies!  First up is my 2013 FEBRUARY CALENDAR GRID TEMPLATE - This, like the first one and all the rest of them, fits the lower portion of an 8.5 x 11 document.  You can scrap the top portion as you desire and, of course, add text or elements to the grid portion also.  I've included in all of these a basic black png file so you can use your own background papers with that, and also a basic jpg file with a white background; both are 300 dpi so you can resize them if desired.  Here is the February grid preview . . .


Secondly, I have participated in the December QP game at Ivy Scraps using a charming kit called Christmas Magic by Gail Valverde.  Our QPs should all be 12x12-inches at 300 dpi in a png format.  Mine is right here for you to download.  If you would like to gather up all the free QPs from this game, just visit the Quick Page Contest threads in the forum at Ivy Scraps where you will find the direct download links to all participants entries.  Visit their QP Contest Gallery to get a bird's eye view of all of them by the end of this month.  The links should remain in the forum threads for at least 30 days after the end of the contest, which means you can grab them for free until the end of January.  Here is my Quick Page . . .


Thirdly, I have also participated in the December Quick Page Game at Digi Scrap Station using a lovely vintage feel kit called "FAMILY LEGACY" by Karen Stimson - Wool Sweater Street.  At DSS we all make an 8-inch QP for the contest, but I am offering both an 8-inch and a 12-inch size here on my blog.  I am all about having options, as you probably know by now.  Again, like described in the contest above, if you would like to snag all the QPs from this contest, just visit the Digi Scrap Station forum's Quick Page Game threads for December.  All direct download links will be in the posts of each participant.  They should all be posted by the last day of this month and should remain available there for 30 days after the contest ends.  The QP Game gallery at DSS will give you an overview of all of our pages.  Mine, below, is 300 dpi in png format.  (PNGs are great because such a wide variety of scrapping software can use that format!)

DOWNLOAD 8-inch size HERE or HERE or HERE

DOWNLOAD 12-inch size HERE or HERE or HERE

Are you spoiled yet?  Wouldn't it be nice to get that many freebies every day?  LOL! 

I have to keep this short, I'm working with my own mental deadline on a ton of things.  I have some handwork gifts that have to be finished up and wrapped.  I pride myself on giving so much handwork, but it takes an enormous amount of time.  We are keeping the food production on the small side this week since both of us are under the weather, plus that helps me have more time to tie up my loose ends.  However, I did promise to leave my hubby with two homemade pumpkin pies in the fridge by the time of leave, and I never break a promise!  It's the least I can do for him since he has to stay here and care for our animals (mine and my daughters).  Not an easy task since she is a groomer and heavily involved in animal rescue and rehoming.  At any given time there can be a strangely large number of animals at her place.  I think right now there are 5 dogs, one rabbit, and one guinea pig.  I have only one male pup right now; she and I share Yorkie/Poodle brothers that were born on St. Patrick's Day this year.  I will post a Christmas Card I made of them soon for you to see here!

Hope your holidays are blessed and merry.  Be of good cheer.  Oh, I have to mention this:  One of my good friends posted to all his friends on FB that if they were sure the world was going to end on Dec. 21st, they could all drop off their valuables to his house for safe-keeping.  I really cracked up when I read that because he usually mirrors how I think, but he has the gumption to say it out loud.  I applaud!!

Do stop back in often this month to pick up the rest of the goodies I have for you!  I'm sorry to be dribbling these calendar templates to you one at a time, but I didn't begin designing them soon enough, nor have I found time to finish them up yet.  Would love to have had them all in one zip for you, but it didn't happen.

Stay safe!



Linda said...

Hello and Thank you for the lovely QPs...

NathL said...

thank you for the calendar! beautifull grid :)


Anonymous said...

THANK YOU ;~} from crystalnva