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Tuesday, December 15, 2015


Happy middle of December, folks!  Christmas is rapidly approaching, and 2015 is slipping away from us! I know everyone is very busy getting their homes ready and things planned out for the holidays. Try not to go under with stress, keep things from getting crazy. One of the benefits of getting older is that it doesn't have to be crazy anymore (at least for me).

Sadly, things are changing over at the Ivy Scraps site at the end of this month, so this may be my last monthly Quick Page from the forum challenges there. The store will be closing, and the name will be changing; but the group of designers are going to try to stick together and keep a forum of sorts going. Will get updates on that toward the end of this month. Life changes constantly, and people have to reorganize their priorities from time to time; we can all identify with that.

This month we got to play with a very pretty seasonal kit from Marniejo's House of Scraps called "Winter Special". I designed a 12 x 12" QP in png format at 300 dpi with it. I will show you the kit preview, then my QP for you to download if desired. I will also show you some of the other QPs that you can collect from this challenge by visited the December Quick Page Challenge forum thread where all the participants will be posting their direct download links for their free pages. This month will be different in that, if you want to collect some of these, you will need to do it BEFORE the end of this month as that's when the site changes will occur.


Below are a few of the other Quick Pages available to grab so far.  There will be more added as the month progresses, so you might want to check back there a few times before Dec. 31st.

That's a cute collection so far, right? There are more still to come. Of course, when you download them, you will be getting blank QPs without the personal photos and journaling that you see in some of these above.

That's all I have for you today, but it's quite a bit if you take time to go gather them  up!

Here is a preview of a digi-scrapped hybrid card I made to use to include with some of my packages this year. The kits used to make this are from the designers at Ginger Scraps.  I made the size so I could get two on a sheet of card stock for home printing, it folds in the middle and ends up being 4.25" x 5.5" when folded.  I designed the outside and then the inside; and, when I print, I will print the outside first, then flip the page over and run it back through the printer to print the inside.

I'll be back. I have a lot to accomplish this month, like everybody else, so not too sure of my timeline; but just visit here when you can! With the coming of the new year, I will tune you in to some of my other favorite digi-scrapping websites; and, of course, I will have more freebies for you as we go along!



Saturday, November 21, 2015


Happy mid November, Peeps! I'm sure by now you are in the midst of finalizing your Thanksgiving menu or deciding where you'll go out to eat! Whatever you do, have a blessed day filled with gratitude!

November is probably my busiest month personally, as it's filled with many birthdays of family and friends; leads in from Halloween festivities, hosts the Thanksgiving holiday, and holds many local area festivals and pre-Christmas madnesses. Hope you all are surviving it well.

I've popped in here today to share with you my latest FREE Quick Page, courtesy of my participation in the monthly challenges over at Ivy Scraps. We got to play with an artsy mini kit called "Keep In Touch" by Happy Scrap Arts. My page is 12x12" png format at 300 dpi. You can easily resize in down to 8x8" if you like that better for home printing. Remember, if you want to collect a ready-made QP album, you can visit the November QP challenge thread in the forum at Ivy Scraps where all the contestants post a free direct download link to their creations. You may need to register there so you can see all the information and links.

Here is the kit preview, then my layout, then the blank QP, and download links are below that.


I've been crocheting like a mad lady also, working on a gift needed this month for a special person. I'll post a photo of that when I get it all done. My printer had been on the fritz for a long time, and I finally got that problem solved yesterday by myself.  My techi hubby sat to the side on this one and made me figure it out by myself.  He forces me to learn this techi stuff at my age, which could be considered cruelty! I don't know whether to slap him or thank him!

I was fortunate enough to grab PSE 14 on sale at Costco for only $39.95 this month.  Our local store had plenty of them while I saw they are out of stock online. There are a couple of new features in this version which make it worth the upgrade this year.  It's my Christmas gift to myself!

I'm working on designing some greeting cards, so I hope to pop back in soon with more freebies.  Do drop back in yourself, and leave some love when you take.


Friday, October 16, 2015


Good Day! I'm feeling a little blue because my youngest daughter is moving out of state tomorrow for a new job in broadcasting; she will be a news anchor-lady. I'm happy for her and, in fact, encouraged her to take this job. You know us moms; we give our children "roots and wings", but it's very emotional for us to be both happy and sad at the same time. We have been lucky to live very close to each other for over 20 years of her adult life. We all tend to move when the notion strikes us. I've done it, now it's her turn. She has been only 4 miles away, now she will be 6+ hours away. Sniff. I'll be cheering her on as she leaves, but my tears will flow the moment she is out of sight. Gulp. I've stated to her that "nothing is constant except change", so now I will have to live those words once again.

All right then - Today I have a FREE QUICK PAGE for you all coming from my monthly participation in the challenges over at Ivy Scraps. We got to play with a kit called "In My Garden" by Jemima's Digital Boutique there. My page is a 12 x 12-inch png at 300 dpi, for use in most scrapping programs.  It can easily be sized down to an 8 x 8-inch if you prefer. Visit the October QP Challenge forum thread at the site to collect more QP's as this month progresses until the last day of next month to collect more if you would like to have an album from this kit. There are some clever scrappers and designers involved, and I'm always astounded how different our pages are using the same supplies. Here is the kit preview,

Here is a layout with the Quick Page I designed,

And here is my blank Quick Page for you with download links below it,


Hope you like it and can use it somewhere in your scrapping! They are always fun to make, and we just got the kit last night, so there are not too many posted yet. We always have more than a dozen participants, so keep checking the site as the month goes along!

I've been able to scrap a bunch of layouts lately, so I'll get those posted soon on my layouts page; and I'm still working on my winery album from last Fall. I've also made a bunch of Facebook Timeline covers for myself! DH was off for almost two weeks on a stayca, so it's a wonder I got that much done! LOL!

Check back, I'll return soon; meantime, take care!


Monday, October 12, 2015


Good Day! I hope you are enjoying the cooler days of Autumn. It's a welcome change to feel slightly cooler breezes here at my southern beach! We just suffered the heaviest 3-day rainfall I've seen in my 20+ years of living here, over 2 feet of flooding waters right in my area.  Luckily, I live on what is termed "high ground" at 99 ft. above sea level, so other than overflowing ponds in my neighborhood and some standing water after the ground was saturated, we came through it fine. No flood waters in my house, but I did find my living room picture window leaking from the top with that much rain. I kept beach towels rolled up tight in the windowsill and kept changing them as they saturated. Hubby has already repaired the flashing with the return of the sun. So lucky to be married to a maintenance man! My heart goes out to all who suffered devastation across our state. Mind you, this was not from Hurricane Joaquin which was way out in the Atlantic at the time; but it was from the fact that a different eastbound storm was trapped over top of us for 3 days because Joaquin was sitting out there blocking its path of movement. We have a tremendous amount of river flooding which, in turn, has caused roads to wash out in some areas. It will take time to come back from this severe damage.

Of course, me, I'm scrapping about it with lots of photos.

When I looked up from the storm, I realized almost half of October has flown by already! I have a free printable Autumn card for you from my participation in monthly challenges. It will print 8.5 x 11", fold in the middle, blank inside. It's a jpg format at 300 dpi. You can size it down easily if you prefer a smaller card. This one has the month and current year on the front. That was part of the rules in this particular challenge. However, if you would prefer this without the year on it so it could be used in the future, just leave me comments.  If there is enough interest, I will go back to my psd file and make some changes, re-upload a new zip file to my file sharing sites, come back and make a new post with the new card.  For now, here is the current preview . . .


Aren't the apples just gorgeous!  Harvest is such a great time of year! I do believe Fall is becoming one of my favorite seasons.

That's all I have for you today. I am working on designing some new things, both for here and for my Etsy shop.  Stop back in soon to see what's new!

Have a great week! Happy Columbus Day!


Friday, September 18, 2015


I just love a great challenge! This month the talented designers over at Ivy Scraps came up with a good one! We were challenged to create our own piece of word art within the guidelines given to us, and those were the tricky part. I dug my feet in, scoured through my digital stash, and came up with one. I'm not a pro at this type of thing, by any means; and I tend to pick apart my own designs after I've made them. I guess that's part of most people's creative process. I need more time to practice being truly creative, and that kind of free undisturbed time is a premium thing in my house. Some of our guidelines were to use a paint splatter, an open shape, a shape inside the open shape, some flowers, buttons, etc., and a script font with a stroke added to it. Now keeping all that in mind, if we used all CU items or shapes (commercial use) or designs of our own, we would be able to share the finished piece. I wanted to hit all of that, so below is my end result. It's a png at 300 dpi, so it should be useful in most scrapping programs. The background is transparent, and I have given it some light shadowing to make it show up a little better. For the sake of previewing here, I am showing you a jpg with white background so you can see it better. It is a rather large piece, but you will be able to size it smaller to suit your needs in your scrapping program. Hope you can  use it!


Now, keep in mind, if you collect this type of thing for your scrapping stash, you can visit the September Changing Ivy forum thread over at Ivy Scraps where some (not all) of the participants in the challenge will be posting a free direct download link for their designs. Some chose to use PU items (private use) in their designs, so they cannot share them. But, there is a lot of creativity going on over there this month! It was fun!

Here is a look a a few that are being shared that are posted already. Downloads should be available through the month of October if you are interested.

Cool, right?! I'm sure there will be more posted as this month moves along. I've just shown you a few that are there being shared already. You can hop over there and snag what you like!

I'll be back soon with more to share.  Thanks for stopping by! Leave me some love if you like what I'm giving you, and stop by often!


Wednesday, September 16, 2015


Good Day, Peeps! We are mid month already! Funny how time goes so much faster after we get a little age on us.

I'm diving right into the FREEBIE I have for you and will keep this short and sweet! This is a Fall themed Quick Page designed with the September Challenge Kit and Facebook Gift by Jan Waite of Waite For The Moment Designs over at Ivy Scraps. It is a 12 x 12-inch, png format at 300 dpi, ready for you to slip your photo behind and add some journaling on top if desired. If you prefer scrapping with 8 x 8-inch pages, you can easily reduce this QP to that size in your program. Below are previews of the parts of Jan's kit I used, the layout I made, and my blank QP. The download links are below all that.


Remember, if you would like more free coordinating Quick Pages for this one, you can visit the forum over at Ivy Scraps, go to the September Quick Page Challenge thread and scroll through all the posts for 30 days after September ends.  There you will find that each contest participant has posted a direct download link for the QP they designed.

I'm going to try to show you what is there so far so I can master copying a url into this blog.

by Francis Buiza

by KJD Designs

by Hummerdawn

by Nelleke

by KatLen

Nice, right? And to think we just got the kit yesterday! By the end of this month, there will be plenty more. So don't miss out, go snag them! They all come blank without our personal photos, but you knew that already! Well, I found that using a url to show you things works very easily (at least until the image is moved someday!). Don't know why I haven't done that before. Just goes to show you that you can think up new tricks every day!

That's it for today!  I'll be back soon as I've made some paper I want to share with you, so drop in often!  Have a great day!


Tuesday, September 1, 2015


Welcome to September! Lots of folks are looking forward to the cooler weather of Fall, and in my area it's a welcome season for tourists playing more golf.

I added another album of finished pages under my "layouts" tab, so be sure to have a look at that if you need some scrapping inspiration. It follows a "beach theme" since that's what the activities were about. I had beautiful subjects to work with!

My FREEBIE today is a printable card in 8.5 x 11" size, fold in the middle. Inside is blank for your own message. If your home printer has the options, you can print "full page" and "borderless" so you have no white border around it when finished. Of course, if you prefer a smaller card, just size it down before you print. It's a jpg image at 300 dpi. It comes to you by way of my participation in the monthly challenges over at Ivy Scraps where this month's theme was based on a quote. Hope you like it and will be able to use it. Here is the preview with download links below it.

The quote says, "A friend is what the heart needs all the time." It's by Henry Van Dyke.


That's all I have for you at this moment. Thanks for stopping by! I'll be back with more goodies during this month, so drop in often and leave me some love!


Monday, August 24, 2015


Good Morning, my Lovelies! I spent yesterday wrapped up in "Back To School" challenges which just got posted over at Digital Scrapbooking Studio, and they run from now until the end of August. One of them is a template challenge, and I couldn't resist making one. Since I did, you get it as a freebie! If you want more, you'll have to visit the "Back To School" forum threads and hunt for the download links in each participant's post.  Toward the end of this month will be a good time to check that out since there will be more posted by then.  The challenges are so new in fact, that I haven't  had time to make a layout with the template I just designed myself.  If I get one done, I'll come back and insert it for you to see.  Main thing is, snag my template!  In my download, I've included a psd, tiff, and PNGs; so it should be useful to most scrapping software programs.  It's pretty basic, but you can dress it up with lots of goodies from your own stash!  Here is the preview, and download links are below that.


There are some neat free supplies and mini kits to gather up in these "Back To School" challenges; so, if you are a collector of goodies like I am, you won't want to miss visiting the forum to scoop them up!  If you are not registered there, it simply takes your email and a password of your own choosing to get registered.  Hop on over there and have some fun!  It doesn't matter if you have kids, grand-kids, or graduates; there is something for everyone!

Leave some love if you download, and stop back by real soon.  I'll have more goodies coming your way!


Friday, August 21, 2015


Good Morning, Peeps! I'm rolling out the freebies so you'll have new digi-scrap supplies to play with while your kids are sitting in class this fall! You'll want to scrap up your vacation shots from this year, no matter what time of year the vacation was; so I made a couple of different styles for you to use. These are high resolution, 300 dpi, png format images. They can easily be sized larger or smaller. They can be recolored, used as clipping masks for your papers, or you can apply styles to them. As you can see, I used a corrugated cardboard style that I made in an online class tutorial on one of them for you. They are without shadows so you can add your own to your liking. Below is a preview, and download links are below that.


I hope you like them and can use in your digi-scrapped pages!  Leave me some love if you download. Thanks for stopping by, and I'll be back again soon with more goodies!

I'm going to be working on another album for myself of last fall's vacation that hubby and I took to a lovely winery in the Virginia Highlands. I have a zillion photos of it and have only managed to scrap one page so far. Pitiful, really! It was such a pleasant, relaxing type of vacation; and I am finding myself looking forward to more of that type of trip, just us and the dog to a peaceful setting we haven't been to before. We stayed in a very old two story farmhouse on gorgeous land with a cabin and a fishing pond now run as a Bed & Breakfast. The winery we visited had a beach music festival going on the weekend that we attended, and the grounds were full of arts and crafts for sale as well. We enjoyed several wine tastings, the music, the food vendors, the crafts, the surrounding area of small town artsy type shopping complete with bakeries. I met several jewelry designers there selling their designs, and that is another hobby of mine; so I was in heaven with all the inspiration. Our B&B hosts were just incredible, and we made good friends of them. I know we will return there in the future. This time of year has me thinking and remembering how wonderful it was. It's an album I will enjoy putting together. I found some great wine themed kits over at Ginger Scraps. If you haven't visited their site, you are missing out on one of the BEST and MOST GENEROUS websites on the net for supplies and friendly folks. It's a site I totally fell in love with and visit it every day, several times a day! I participate in most all the monthly challenges there, visit all the designers' blogs and Facebook pages, and just enjoy the whole environment there!! This is one time you will want to take my advice and check them out! Promise!!


Thursday, August 20, 2015


As promised, I'm back this morning with an older free printable card from last summer that I forgot to post. Life can get hectic, and some things will just slip through the cracks at times. Lucky that I found this hanging out in my online storage accounts and was able to see that it had not been downloaded by anyone. That made me investigate it a little further, thus, realizing it had never been posted here to the blog. It is just the card front, so when you set it up to print, remember to place it so you will have the same size space to the left so you will be able to fold it in the middle for use. It is in jpg format, and I believe it is 5.5 inches wide by 8.5 inches long.

Here is the preview and download links below that,


And that's a little piece of scholarly wisdom for you! Thanks for stopping by! I'll be back again soon! Our children go back to school this Thursday, then comes the Labor Day holiday, and then my beach will be a lot quieter for the Fall season.


Wednesday, August 19, 2015


Good Morning! I took part in another monthly challenge over at Ivy Scraps, this time the greeting card challenge. I'd like to do it every month but can't seem to find enough time. I worked fairly hard on this one because I decided to use a photo of my own flower in it, but I didn't want the photo's background colors to detract from the background paper. I made a desaturated copy of the photo, and then played for a long time popping that yellow flower blossom back in. Whew! Just time consuming. I have not played with that technique for a long time! The high resolution of this is in jpg format at 8.5 x 11" so you can print it right on your home printer on white or ivory card stock, glossy, semi-glossy, or matte photo paper, etc. Set your printer to print full page (or to the border, if you have that kind of option). After printing, simply score the card down the middle and fold.  The back has been left white, and the inside is blank so you can write a note or short letter of your own in there. Hope you can use and enjoy this! I will be back tomorrow with another printable card for you that I made last summer and forgot to post. I ran into it hanging out in my online storage accounts ready to go, but it never got posted. Look for it tomorrow!

The print on the card is black outlined in white and reads, "The Beauty of Nature Is Just Outside Your Door!" It's difficult to see it here, but it is quite pretty at full size.

Here is the preview of today's freebie printable card with download links below that,


That's all for today!  Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, August 14, 2015


Happy middle of August, folks!  We are still packing in the last of summer fun. Our kids here at the beach return to school on the 24th, not so far away now. I know, lots everywhere are already back in session. I feel for the little rascals, it's still so hot; and, when I was young, the summers seemed to last for eternity.

Will attempt to keep this post short for you. My FREEBIE QP for you today has a crafty sewing theme and comes from a kit called "Beth" by A-M Designs by way of my participation in the monthly QP contest over at Ivy Scraps. Again, if you would like to collect pages from all the monthly participants, simply visit the forum there, go under the monthly challenge thread to the August Quick Page Contest thread (you may need to register before you can see everything, and I have changed my link to go directly to the forum). There you will find each participant will post a direct link to their FREE QP, and you can collect enough to have a nice ready-made album. We normally work in a 12x12" page size, png format at 300 dpi. However, if you like a smaller page, these will size down to a nice 8x8" which you can then home print. It always amazes me that we are all given the same mini kit to work with; but, by the end of the month there are always so many vastly different designed pages to download! It's a lot of pure fun if you like to play with digital things on your computer!

Below is a preview of the kit, then a sample layout I made using photos from a friend's summer sewing project she just finished, and then a preview of my blank Quick Page.  The download links are below that.


Isn't her sewing project spectacular?!!


I provide two options for downloading sites so we don't run into "out of bandwidth" problems.  If you can't get it from one site, you can probably get it from the other.

I believe I am finished scrapping pages for my June vacation album; ended up with 60-some which are now posted under the "layouts" tab above. I also worked on another summer album which I am going to post there soon, and it is of two teenage ladies that came to visit my daughter here at the beach for a week in June. My daughter is the ultimate fun hostess, and these two gals are drop dead gorgeous and live back up north where we all migrated from originally. I wanted to do something special for their mom, who stayed home to work her job while her girls ran off to the beach to have fun with their "Fairy Beach Godmother" (my daughter). They ran so hard having adventures here everyday, and I certainly couldn't keep up with them. However, it dawned on me that I had easy access to all the photos of the fun, so I made their mom a scrapbook. My only concern will be that one day the girls may fight over who gets the album, so I have figured that problem out also. I will supply them each with a cd of all the pages, both in high-resolution and web images. Problem solved!

Okay, I promised a short post, so I'll stop here. I've been back into designing a little bit, so watch for some cool things to come here. I made a neat vacation frame/mask and some cool doodles, so I'll have those ready soon as well as some templates for you.

Thanks for stopping by and especially to anyone who takes the few seconds to let me know you were here!


Saturday, August 1, 2015


Happy 1st day of AUGUST, everyone! Wow! Can you believe how fast the summer is flying away?! Some of you, no doubt, look forward to the return of the school bell and schedule; then others do not. Those that have children are busy gathering in the supplies, freshening up the little munchkins' wardrobes, and packing in the last bit of the family fun for the summer season. Here at the beach we will have more tourists during the month of August than we had as school let out in June. We that live here have to be extremely cautious while just driving to do our daily chores for the tourists get caught up in gazing at the sites we take for granted and do not know our roads as well. One more last holiday at the front of September, and all will quieten down!

I've been purging files on my four internal hard drives to free up room for more digi goodness!  I want to pass on a helpful tip I recently discovered quite by accident on a digi instructional site I visited. Some of us save psd files, some save our work as tiff files, and some save both types. I always read in forums of people complaining that tiff files take up too much room and were larger than their psd files. If that's the case on your computer, something is wrong with the way you are saving them, or the person you downloaded from did not know this tip either. Believe me, I have found an extreme number of boo-boos in my own stash, including my own. I am pretty much self-taught from the get-go, then did take some classes to help me learn my software and techniques, but nobody covered this handy tip. Your saved tiff file should always be smaller in size than your original psd file. There's a way to adjust your "save tiff" settings to make sure of this.  It works every time! I had it wrong, was doing it wrong, and I've been scrapping since 2008. So imagine how many files I can fix now the right way and free up valuable room!! Here is an image that shows the correct settings to get a quality layered tiff file in the smallest finished size . . .

I hope you can see that clearly enough to copy it or save it for your own knowledge!! Valuable thing to know!!

Allrighty then, I don't want to talk your ears off today, so I'll jump right into today's FREEBIE. I was in a creative mood after all the page scrapping I've done lately, so I made some papers for you. I ran across some old but wonderful overlays as I was purging files, so I had to stop and play. I found a beautiful color in my PSE which I chose to work with and call "Buttercup" in its original state. As I added overlays and played with the blend modes, colors began to change a bit. However, this is a great color for summer backgrounds and can also be carried into fall harvest themes, etc. I hope you'll find it useful. As I worked, I developed three slightly different sets of the same three patterns I was using, so I am going to upload all 3 sets for you to snag. I recommend downloading all of them, and I've named the papers so that you can put them all in the same folder and they will fall automatically into place. At that point, you'll be able to see the texture differences if you have a good eye. You may not be able to see the differences here; but, trust me, each set has subtle variations. You'll want them all. These are all jpg format, 12x12", 300 dpi. Here we go with previews and download links below each set: This is Version 1, Grunged & Plain,


This is Version 2, Grunged & Plain with Texture,


And last is Version 3, Grunged & Plain, with Texture and Wrinkles,


Please leave me some love if you like freebies and download, otherwise I never know you were here and am not inspired to make free goodies for your stash. Rather I could offer my work through my Etsy store. A simple "thanks" goes a long way in a person's mind.

That's all for today, peeps!

Have a great last month of summer vacation ya'll, and I'll see you back here very soon!



Sunday, July 19, 2015

My Yummy Greek Salad

Just popping in to let you know I posted a new recipe for my easy Greek salad, and you can find it under the "Recipes" tab which is under the Etsy gadget that shows pictures of my crafts for sale, at the top of this home page.  This is a good, hearty salad for summer eating!  Enjoy!


Saturday, July 18, 2015


Happy middle of July and summer everybody!  Isn't it flying by too fast!! Hope you had a grand Independence Day celebration with your loved ones!

We are having intense heat here at the beach, but it is that time of year for two months.  So much of the country is having immense rain that's amazing.  And I saw fires on the news in California.  Yikes! So different everywhere.

Jumping right into my FREEBIE for you, a QUICK PAGE designed from the kit "Bluebird" by Jemima's Digital Boutique over at Ivy Scraps. Hop over to the forum there if you want to collect from all the other monthly contestants in the QP contest so you'll have a nice ready made album again this month. It's always interesting to see how we can all use the same kit and come up with so many different looking pages. Very cool. This QP is in png format, 12x12-inches, 300 dpi. Here are the kit previews followed by a sample layout I completed and the QP I designed. Download links are below that, so snag it up!


Leave me some love if you download so I know you stopped by. If you have time to look around, I posted 60-some pages of a vacation album I'm working on, so click on "My Layouts" tab at the top of this home page to go see that. I also posted a new dessert recipe which is so yummy and simple, see that under the "Recipe" tab. If you make it, you'll want to eventually try different flavors as I've suggested. Your family will thank you! We are trying to lose weight, eat smaller portions, get more exercise and all that; but I keep bumping into delicious recipes. Since I'm retired now, I have time to play in the kitchen like I never could when working so many jobs, so I can't resist making different dishes for fun. I feed my neighbors when I overdo it in my kitchen!

Be back soon with some more goodies! I'm trying to design some new templates! Drop back by!


Tuesday, June 30, 2015


Happy Summer, everyone! Today we say goodbye to June 2015!  Sorry so long between posts, but my home-front has been really busy this summer. I'm keeping one of my grandsons because his female parental unit is working an evening shift at a local hospital. He is happy here with us, so I'd rather he be here than anywhere else. He can swim, play, ride his bike, and love on my dog; so all that is good. Besides, there are no two people any more fun than Pawpa and Mimi! His eyes sparkle and he is full of 9 yr. old giggles when he's around us, so I know he's happy.

I jumped on here to post my FREE Quick Page for June for you. This comes, as usual, from my participation in the monthly Quick Page Challenge over at Ivy Scraps. We normally have at least 12 or so participants, so if you're interested in collecting all the free Quick Pages, just hop over there to the forum and look under the "Monthly Challenges" section, locate the June 2015 Quick Page Challenge thread, and each participant will have his/her direct download link posted in that thread, just scroll through it to find them all. Easy-peezy! It will be enough pages to have a nice little free album, and the sizes are always 12 x 12-inches, but you can easily reduce them to 8 x 8-inches if you prefer that size. This month we got to play with the kit, Have Fun, by Happy Scrap Arts, and below is are the previews.  Our pages come to you in PNG format, 300 dpi (for excellent print quality), so all you need do is slip your photos underneath the page.

Here is my finished layout using the page I designed

Below is the blank Quick Page preview followed by the download links.


I took time just recently and made a new template, so I hope to be back soon to post that for you as soon as I can get it packaged up correctly.

I had a weeks vacation during the first of this month, so I took a ton of photos since the trip included getting to see and spend time with my parents who are 92 and 87 years of age! I've spent a good deal of time scrapping those up so I can get an album to them soon. I will freely admit that I used most other designers' free Quick Pages to get them done rapidly. At their ages, I am always feeling pressure to hurry with everything. QPs just make it happen so much faster since I am the sort that can spend hours on one page when designing from scratch. If you want a tip: Since early spring of this year, I rediscovered Ginger Scraps! I suggest you do the same! What an awesome site, so lively with friendly people that are so giving. I have a huge stash already and most of it has been free! They have a "Welcome Wagon" in their forum, so when you register there you can visit the Welcome Wagon and get a couple of free things from each designer! Then you can visit each designer's blog and Facebook pages and get more free things. I usually participate in their monthly challenges because they are so fun and well run, and when you complete 10 each month you receive another whole free kit!! Is that not awesome!??!! All the designers there are very knowledgeable and willing to help you anytime with questions you may have. I was with them through this year's National Scrapbooking Day celebration, and I won so many wonderful things, even a $100 shopping spree to the store! As if that hasn't been enough, for my birthday they gave me another free kit!! It was such a nice surprise!! If you are a digi-scrapper, VISIT THERE!! I cannot stress that strongly enough!  

I'm going to start uploading my current scrapbook pages of my June trip for you to see, so if you're interested, they will be under the "layout" tab toward the top of my blog page. Credit for the QP designs go to the Gingerbread Ladies over at Ginger Scraps. You'll get a good idea of what I've collected from them so far; and remember, it's only a small portion of my stash. Of course, I do buy supplies from them too, but these gals are so generous it's just almost unreal.

Hope you will leave me some love if you download my freebies. Do stop back by for the template coming soon!