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Sunday, July 28, 2013


Top of the morning to you!  As promised, I'm back today with another FREE QP for you to snag!  This one is from my participation in the July Quick Page Game hosted monthly by Digi Scrap Station.  This month we got to play with a cute summery kit called "Hooked On Swimming" by Heavenly Scraps.  Here is the kit preview . . .

and here is my layout with it . . .
and here's a look at the blank quick page for you . . .
I'm providing my QP in both the 8x8" and the 12x12" sizes, so download your preference.
8 x 8-inch:  HERE or HERE
12 X 12-inch:  HERE or HERE
Enjoy!  I have to disappear again to work, so have a wonderful, restful Sunday.  Be sure to visit the forum at Digi Scrap Station, under the Quick Page Game thread, and collect all the other contestants free pages so you'll have a cute summer album!
Be back soon!

Saturday, July 27, 2013


Happy weekend to you normal folks!  I have a Saturday FREEBIE treat for you!  As is a delight for me, I try to participate in a few Quick Page challenges each month; and you and I both get to reap the benefits!  This month over at Ivy Scraps, we were fortunate to get to play with two different kits designed by Fay Burnett of LilyBelle Designs, a simply hugely talented designer!!  She offered up two of her red, white, and blue themed kits for us to dabble in; one named "True Patriot Love" and the other named "Glorious 4th".  Wow, they were both so awesome it was hard for me to decide what to do, and when I began playing around in "Glorious 4th", I couldn't stop and probably went a little crazy trying to use all the cute elements and all the papers I loved!!  Her designs are such a treat!  I made our usual png format in 12 x 12" size at 300 dpi.  You can easily size this down if you prefer to scrap in the 8 x 8" size.  I will first show you the previews of the two kits . . .These are the elements and papers included in "True Patriot Love" . . .

and now here is the kit I worked from, "Glorious 4th" . . .

and now for something I rarely do, include a layout of myself with DH, using this kit . . .

and a preview of the blank QP I have for you to download below . . .


I made a second layout for myself using "Glorious 4th" to scrap up a few shots I had taken in the late evening as we sat on the beach awaiting the pier fireworks, so I'll show you that below . . . (sorry, I can only make one QP to give away) . . . but you can go collect all the other free QPs from this month's contest by visiting Ivy Scraps forum where all the free direct download links are posted in the July Quick Page Game thread . . .

Pretty cool, right?  Trust me, these two kits are totally awesome!  Below is another page I did up since I had captured a pretty good shot of my gal; some elements are from the kit "Red Bliss" by Albums To Remember Designs over at Gotta Pixel.  The paper and alpha were from a freebie called "I M Free" by chunlin at With Love Studio.  The little gold fireworks is from "Stars & Stripes" by KBS at Divine Digital (now closed); and the photomask is a free download at Gotta Pixel for the July Photo Mask challenge designed and hosted by Indigo Designs (another wonderful talent!).

Alrighty then, that's all from me for today.  I'm one of those weekend workers and must report into the job shortly.  My weekend occurs on Tuesday and Wednesday, luckily same as my DH.  It's little wonder we are kinda messed up, huh?  Have a great Saturday!  Drop by tomorrow for another Free Quick Page!


Friday, July 26, 2013


Good morning fellow digi-scrappers!  I'm dropping in before this busy summer month is over to post a few freebies for ya'll over the next few days.  I've been so busy with real life and grandkids that I didn't realize it's been almost a month since I had posted something.  Just proves that time flies when you are busy or having fun, hey?!!

I've been working on a digi-album of my daughter's June trip with her family to the Outer Banks.  She was mindful during their daily adventures to capture lots of photos, and ever mindful that I love to scrap and need lots of material to work with.  The album is coming along nicely and will be pretty good size when finished.  I'm pleased with it and may post it eventually on the "layout page tab" above so you can view it. 

We had a good July 4th with food around the pool activities, then went to the beach to view the fireworks set off on our closest pier out over the water.  Sure does make one feel patriotic to see the crowds that gather all decked in red, white, and blue garb to celebrate our freedom! 

Today's FREEBIE is my 2013 July Calendar Grid Template.  It comes with both a jpg file with a white background, and also with a png file with a transparent background so you can set it atop your favorite background color or paper.  It is designed to fit the bottom half of an 8.5 x 11" document so you can decorate your calendar page top as you wish; but it is also easily resized if you desire.  Here is my preview with downloads below . . .


The first download is from Open Drive, and the second download site is Hightail.  Just in case you are not aware, the "You Send It" file sharing site has renamed themselves just recently as "Hightail".  I wish I would get in the habit of having these ready for you at the front of each month!  I promise to try harder on that one!

I'm hopping off here now as I have to report to work an hour early today for a meeting which will make my work day 10 hours long.  I don't mind work, but it's difficult to be on my feet that long the older I get.  Trust me, dinner tonight will be something I don't have to stand up and cook!  LOL!

I'll be back tomorrow and the next day with some of my free monthly Quick Pages for you and may take time to post a few layouts for inspiration, too!  Have a great Friday!