If it were not for Kyra at With A Russian/Dutch heart I don't know what I would do. She has showered me with another award!
This is the Treasured Friends Forever Award. The rules are simple: pass it on to five people who do not already have it.
1. The first person I am passing it on to is my very dear friend from work, Vanessa. She is just starting out in paper scrapping and she doesn't have a digital scrapbooking blog, but she does have a website. So go visit her at Vee Nice Make Up. She has been my ture friend during all these hard months for me.
2. The second person I am giving this award to is Jean at Dream Keepers Random Thoughts. Thank you for all the encouragement concerning my designs and also for your words of support about your own relationship.
3. Next I will pass this award to Tracy at Tracy's Scraps because she was the one who helped me get started with this blog by helping me (online) learn how to fill in a template.
4. Deborah at Misfit Princess gets this award as well. I always send her awards I get because she is very dear to me. She scrapped all 50 of my templates in the State Template Series. Maybe I should put her in my will as well!
5. And the fifth person I am passing this award to is IkeaGoddess at Scrapping With IkeaGoddess for always including my freebies in her wonderful list.
Sunday, November 30, 2008
If it were not for Kyra at With A Russian/Dutch heart I don't know what I would do. She has showered me with another award!
If you liked the country colors of yesterday's Country Chicken Kit, here is the rest of the collection with more papers, eggs and tags.
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Here is a country themed collection based on a drawing of a chicken I found. I was trying to do something out of the ordinary...it may have worked or it may flop.
Only you guys can decide that!
Here is the Country Chicken Kit. Look for the add on tomorrow!
There are some eggs, some tags and lots of papers in this kit.
I hope you like it!
Friday, November 28, 2008
Ok, so I am not a big shopper. I never have been. And with "my situation" this year I am having to really count my pennies every pay check.
However, I do realize that some of you LIVE for today...the first shopping day after Thanksgiving...affectionally called "Black Friday."So in your honor I am offering this Shop 'til You Drop Template as your digital scrapbooking freebie today. A lot of people go shopping in groups of family members or girlfriends or whatever. Take along a camera this year and take some photos of the fun you are having. Maybe it is a break for coffee or lunch. Maybe it is a picture of someone lugging around all their shopping bags.
Whatever you are doing, record your memories! You'll be glad later on that you did.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
As this Thanksgiving comes around I find myself in a very strange position. My seven + year relationship with someone I thought was a decent and caring man crumbled to dust in the span of four short months. This man was my best friend. However, I have never been betrayed this badly by anyone in my life...and my life has not been without its tragedies.
So at Thanksgiving I am asking myself what do I have to be thankful for? Well I can honestly say that there was some good to come out of all the pain and misery. Before this happened I would have said I don't really have any friends. I know people, but I don't go out or socialize with them and we don't talk for hours on end on the phone at night.
But when this upheaval occured I discovered that there are many, many people who care about what happens to me. People at work I thought were just my clients were actually deeply hurt that I was in pain. Several people I thought barely knew me have told me how much I mean to them.
And then there is the internet. I tried really hard not to go into details about this whole ordeal because I did not want my blog to become a bitter place that no one wanted to visit...even if I was giving away stuff for free.
I did mention something when it all happened because I knew my writing would reflect the sadness of my life. What no one knows is that for the last two months I had been trying with every ounce of by being to show my fiance' how much he was loved and how deeply I cared. This was based on why he told me he had left in the first place. He said he felt I didn't love him anymore.
He basiclly let me make a fool of myself the entire four months because there has been another woman and he, while telling me he loved me and wanted to make it work out and moving back in with me in September, was in the process of becoming engaged to her. Yes, we were both wearing his ring at the same time. And he was probably telling us both the same thing: "I love you." I slowly found out what was going on and two weeks ago I told him to leave.
Because he couldn't be a man and tell me the truth from the very beginning, he was a coward. He made me believe that we were going to be ok. If he had just left and said "I've met someone else" then it would have saved me these two months of torment and pain. I honestly believed he wanted us to work things out. Yes, he even made love to me during this time.
How cruel humans can be to one another.
But back to what I was saying about the internet...there are so many of you out there who have stopped by to wish me well (four months ago when I first mentioned this and also now.) People who never visited my site before are saying they are praying for me to feel better.
How wonderful humans can be to one another.
So at Thanksgiving I have decided instead of feeling sorry for myself that some fool hurt me so badly, I am going to be thankful for my true friends who genuinely put themselves before me. A couple of you know who you are...you have heard every detail at least 10 times! But you never tell me, "You said that already." You just listen, and hold me and love me.
I can not thank you enough, so instead I am thanking God on your behalf.
Ok, enough with the sob story....this should be a happy time. So here is today's freebie. It is very small but it comes from the heart. Here is the Holiday Turkey Frame.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Today is the one year anniversary of my first blog post. In celebration of this event I made a special template for everyone who scraps.
Most of us are busy scrapping pictures of our families or of special moments in our lives. Scrapbooking is a way to record our history for future generations to enjoy and to learn from.
So take the time to get someone to take a picture of you while you are scrapping and use this template to record how you are perserving those memories. After all, isn't what you are doing a part of those memories too?
Please pass this template link on to someone you know who is a scrapper. There isn't any reason why everyone who scraps should not have this page in their collection...because we ARE addicted to scrapbooking!!!!!!
Here is today's Scrap Addict Template. Thank you so much for all the visits to my blog over the last year. I really do appreciate every one of you very much!
Monday, November 24, 2008
Since it is getting closer to Thanksgiving I am offering another holiday freebie. I know that once Thursday comes most of you will be off your computers and busy with the holiday, family and then shopping.
I want to make sure you get your freebies first so that you can sort of plan some photo opportunities around the digital scrapbooking elements and papers you already have.
Here is my Thanksgiving Word Art freebie.
Look for something totally special tomorrow and then a huge announcement on Wednesday. See you then!
Sunday, November 23, 2008
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Wednesday, November 19, 2008
As promised, here is the next template in my Most Valuable Player Template Series. This is number five out of six.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Today is the 4th installment of the Most Valuable Player Template Series.
Monday, November 17, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
This is the second installment of the Most Valuable Player Template Series.
This is really where the whole idea for the series was born. I had been doing some hockey freebies and when I started this template I thought about the small amount of sports themed freebies out there.
Here is the Most Valuable Player Hockey Template .
Look for the other four templates in this series in the coming days.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Today begins a new series of templates that honor your favorite player in many different sports. A lot of comments I get say that there is not enough sports themed digital scrapbooking stuff out there.
Today's Most Valuable Player Basketball Template freebie is the first of six sports themed templates. I hope you enjoy these!
Other sports that will be featured are: hockey, baseball, football, soccer and tennis.
Friday, November 14, 2008
This freebie today is the add on to yesterday's download: the Groovy Green Collection. This kit and today's add on are full of textures and depth.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Here is the second half of the hockey freebie I offered yesterday. This is the Hockey Bear Set Add On.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
You can get my other hockey freebies here.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Several days ago I posted a layout from one of my blog followers that really touched me. Jean was using my Iris Collection from the Flowers Collection Series to pay a specail tribute to her Mother-in-Law.
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Here are three more papers, a button and another version of the sock monkey in today's digital scrapbooking freebie: the Sock Monkey Kit Add On.
Saturday, November 8, 2008
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Friday, November 7, 2008
Thanks to Karen and her Mom for sharing their Hockey layouts! These pages were made with my Hockey Papers freebie.
Don't forget to grab the Hockey Alphabet as well!
And GOOD NEWS to all hockey fans...I am working on a hockey themed kit. So look for that next week!
Today's digital scrapbooking freebie goes back to the 1950's for its inspitation.
Here are some Vintage Fashion embellishments that would go great on a heritage or vintage photo page.
There are seven different dresses represented here, all of which were popular in the 1950's. I love this type of fashion so I figured I'd offer something to help you design your layouts for those pictures that need something a little different to make them stand out.
There is even a wedding dress offered if you need something from the 1950s for a wedding layout!
Thursday, November 6, 2008
I was playing around with the scripts in Paint Shop Pro and stumbled on this "look" that I thought was a little different. So I thought I would offer today's freebie using this particular design tool.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Back in August I offered a Stamp Template that had instructions right on the template as to where to put photos, journaling and elements. It was a very popular download!
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Just a real quick freebie today in honor of this historic election. If you aren't visiting my blog from America it might not mean all that to you, but as an American I know how significant this particular election really is.
Monday, November 3, 2008
Wow, once again Kyra over at With A Russian/Dutch Heart has honored me with a blogger award.
Here are the rules for this award:
I will have to tell you in short 7 things I love and then pass the award to 7 other people.
So here are the seven things I love (in no particular order:)
1. My family (Jeff and Matthew)
2. Designing digital scrapbook freebies
3. Watching hockey
5. Reading a whole book at one time
6. Traveling to historic places
7. Teaching Pilates
And here are the seven people I am passing the award on to...
2. Gypsy Chick
3. Scrappy Cats
4. Mega-Doodle Inspired
5. Misfit Princess
6. Gypsy's Clipart
7. Snowraven's Cave
Here is a freebie that everyone should download! There are 100 Buttons in this set and I am sure you can find at least one or two that you can use in your digital scrapbooking!
Sunday, November 2, 2008
I'm offering another hockey themed digital scrapbooking freebie today. I try very hard to fulfill as many requests as my talent can offer. Sometimes someone will ask for something and I just do not know how to design something like that.
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Please remember that the time changes tonight/tomorrow morning, November 2. I say tonight because I always change my clock when I go to bed the night before.
I remember my Momma changing all the clocks in our house the night before so we would be on time for church the next morning.
Make yourself a note right now and put it on the clock you use the most!
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A while back, when I was complaining about not getting a lot of traffic on my blog, someone asked for more hockey themed scrap offerings. Today's freebie, the Hockey Alphabet, is in response to that request.
As you can tell from my blog, I am a huge Carolina Huricanes fan since the days I used to work for their orginazation back in the early 2000s. My favorite player is Rod Brind'Amour! He is one good looking man (in a rugged, man-with-a-stick kind of way!!!)
This alphabet is really a 2-for-1 deal because I added in the plain letters (not attached to the hockey puck) in case you aren't a hockey fan. That way, you can still use the alphabet.
Come back tomorrow for some hockey themed papers and if you missed my other hockey themed freebie, the Stanley Cup Template, you can get it here.