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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!


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