Friday, February 29, 2008
I was doing my usual digging around on the internet and came across this blog, Scrappin Alikat. Lo and behold, what did I find but more NASCAR stuff (without even looking.)
So here is a link to Camille's NASCAR stuff. This is just one page. Look around her site because she has more stuff to offer. Here is my NASCAR Collection and NASCAR Collection ADD On.
And please tell her I sent you. I'm getting ready to send her this link.
With today's Colorado template freebie I am also adding an older template that I made using the outline of Pike's Peak. This template is called Mountain's Majesty.
Also, Rosa took my Mountain's Majesty template and made a quick page out of it, so I will add that here as well. I hope you have ALOT of pictures from Colorado! LOL
Thursday, February 28, 2008
The Arizona template is today's digital scrapbook freebie. Once again I went to the state flag and got my inspiration.
But as you see in my layout, that doesn't mean you have to use the colors that are on the flag if they don't match your layout. Be creative.
Look for the detailing in the word Arizona so that you don't fill the entire thing in with one color (unless that is what you want to do.)
Come back tomorrow for the Colorado template. Also, come back later today and I'll have more DIP conversions.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
This came from pwb on 4 Shared.com :
Am just starting to download all of your state templates. I think this
would be a good teaching tool for children, to add pictures of things about the
state into the template, then add some text on the page. Thank you for doing all
And this came from another poster who signed in as Thank you so much:
pwb has a great idea, these templates would be great for homeschoolers, or
for parents to teach the kids about a place before a vacation. great templates,
thanks for sharing.
I hope you can make use of these templates! I really am enjoying making these!
Monday, February 25, 2008
srussell has some neat NASCAR digiscrap stuff. I wish my kit was this professional! This is really nice.
There are templates:
and a themed kit:
Just be aware that these aren't freebies. However, since NASCAR stuff is so hard to find, you might consider checking this out.
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Number 27 in the State Template Series is the Alaska template.
You can use the individual crabs...either one or all of them...fior journaling.
Thanks for sending me your layouts to post. I wish I had one for each state, but even using my own layouts I don't have very many! :(
I was hoping to be able to post a collection of each state at the end of the series. So please get busy and send me your layouts!
Sunday, February 24, 2008
I just had the following comment posted on my Tennessee Template page. Please contact Ruble if you need anything for a Tennessee layout.
My name is Ruble and I represent the Sergeant York Foundation. Let me know if you would like some authentic brochures, postcards, etc for your Tennessee Scrapbook. I would be more than happy to send you some.
I have an alert set up for anytime the words "Sergeant York" is posted to
the website in case you were wondering how I found your site.
Again, feel free to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like those items.
This would be great for all you homeschool moms or anyone who is working with their kids for a school project.
I didn't use any referecnes to Elvis in this template but if you would like to add him in your layout, I have my All Shook Up Kit Add On that includes a dancing Elvis.
That is a super good film and a really cool story about a very famous WWI war hero. Gary Cooper does a great job in this movie.
Saturday, February 23, 2008
North Carolina resident and Olympic figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi has traded in her skates for dancing shoes.
The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Friday that the gold medalist is training at a Raleigh dance studio as she prepares for "Dancing With the Stars." The new season of the ABC
reality show begins March 17.
Yamaguchi said she's anxious. She's working with professional ballroom dancer Mark Ballas, and the two are starting with
the fox-trot during two-hour practice sessions. Ballas said he is helping Yamaguchi adjust her skater habits, such as learning to point her toes without constrictive skates.
Yamaguchi's husband, Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Bret
Hedican, said his wife has sacrificed a lot for him in the last four years, and
he is excited about being able to support her.
Ok, this Rhode Island template has been inspected and it it DOES contain an outline of the state! It also includes an egg shape that could techincally be considered part of my egg collection (which incluses my Christmas eggs, Sleigh Ride Collection and Parchment Package.)
In case you are wondering about the chickens in this template, there is a chicken called the Rhode Island red so I thought I'd use that as the theme. Just like the sunflowers in the Kansas template or the basketball goal and balls in the Indiana template, these chickens can be used for layouts other than ones of the state they are representing.
Friday, February 22, 2008
Check out this new feature from Blogger and Google called Grand Central. You can actually leave me a voicemail now to let me know how you feel about my freebies or if you just want to say "Go Dale Jr!" on racedays.
This appears to be pretty cool. I'm not 100% sure how I will use it, but just go to the sidebar under my profile information and click on the following icon:
Leave me a message! Thanks!
Good morning! Here is the Louisiana template freebie for you.
Remember, when filling in the background and the frame element, use a low tolorance on your paint bucket tool so that you don't fill in completely and lose the details. It takes a little longer to fill in that way, but it really makes a difference.
Look for the Rhode Island template tomorrow.
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Here is a layout from makeyesup using part of my Alabama template. See her post at Make It Scrappy, where she explains the inspiration for her work and gives all the designer credits.
Thanks for sharing your work!
Number 23 in the State Template Series, the Michigan template, is ready for downloading.
Sorry, but at this time of the morning I'm not in a real chatty mood! I'm just trying to get this thing uploaded before I have to leave for work.
Thanks again to The Ephemeral Victorian for the use of the stamp and stamp edging.
Look for the Maine template tomorrow.
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
As we keep moving along in the State Template Series, I now have the Massachusetts template to offer.
Monday, February 18, 2008
Thanks for all the kind words and comments you have been leaving about the templates. Some of them I like better than others, but you have something nice to say about all of them.
Here is the NASCAR Collection Add on. This kit contains 2 more papers, an overlay, a badge, a checkered flag heart and a Dale Jr. #8 alphabet (for all those older pictures.)
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Thanks for your patience yesterday while I shared my Daytona Template with race fans. Today the State Template Series returns with a new entry, the Kansas Template.
It is the 20th template in the series, so if you don't have them all just keep scrolling back thru the posts. The first post was the North Carolina template on January 27th.
Also, later this afternoon when I get back from work I will be posting the NASCAR Collection I mentioned yesterday. This kit contains papers, badges, a JR alphabet (1 out of 2) and a neat flag element.
Then on Monday you'll get the add on package. So be sure to come back today!
Also, I will offer the next State Template Series DIP conversions later tonight.
Enjoy the race today and congratulations to Tony Stewart for winning the Nationwide (I'll always call it Busch) Series race yesterday. I missed the race but saw Jr finished 3rd despite the "impounded" race car. Will be interesting to see exactly what the crew cheif was thinking there!
Oh well, five other cars were deemed illegal following qualifying, and their lap times were disallowed. Looks like they have a problem all around.
Saturday, February 16, 2008
If you came here looking for the State Template Series, you ARE in the right place. However, today I'm taking a break from the state templates to offer a Daytona Template since tomorrow is the 50th running of the Daytona 500.
I am offering this template for all those Alabama digi scrappers who wrote to tell me that YES, THEY WERE NASCAR FANS TOO!
This template is very versitle. I opted to use only photos and no journaling. You can use one or more of the flags for journaling, or you can darken the overlay and use the cars for journaling (or photos.)
Tomorrow I will be back to the State Template Series and will have Kansas to offer. I will also have a NASCAR Collection and NASCAR Collection Add On in the next few days. Look for drivers like Dale Jr., Gordon, Stewart and Juan Pablo Montoya in these kits.
I'm still pulling for Dale Earnhardt Jr., but I figure he's used up his wins for one weekend! But that won't stop me from cheering him on! GO DALE JR, GO!!!!!
Friday, February 15, 2008
In December 2006, he scored his 1000th career point and in February 2007, he recorded his 400th career goal.
The Hurricanes are currently in first position in the Southeast Divison. Brind'Amour will miss the rest of the season.
The Hurricanes won the Stanley Cup in 2006.
This morning I have another state template for you. This is the Maryland template. The idea for this design came from the state's flag. I remember watching NC State basketball games (like the 1974 ACC Championship game in tripple OT) and seeing the cheerleaders running around with the flag of Maryland.
The flag is such an eyechatching design that I decided to use it as an overlay in the template. Remember, you can always darken or lighten the overlay as desired.
Thursday, February 14, 2008
In addition to today's State Template Series freebie, Washington Template, I'm offering a BONUS freebie since it is Valentine's Day.
Be kind, this was one of my very first designs so it is a little primative! LOL I held this for Valentine's Day because everybody does hearts...I wanted to do something a little different. Roses Are Red Alphabet.
I hope you like it! Gotta go...racing's coming on! Go Junior!!!!
Good morning everyone! Time for today's State Template Series freebie. Here is the Washington template.
Washington state is one place I have always wanted to live. It is so green and beautiful there. And I am one who doesn't mind a little rain. I love cool rainy days beside a wood burning fireplace!
Hint: the trees on this evergreen state template should be filled in with a low tolerance on your paint can tool. If you'd rather fill them in with a pattern, you should be able to do the same thing you would with a color fill. By using a 1 or a 2 on your paint can, you can fill in smaller sections. Be artistic (and patient) as you play around with the trees!
And look for a BONUS Valentine's Day freebie later this afternoon! See you then!