Monthly Archives: January 2009

Scrapbook Layout – Tea Party

Scrapbook Layouts – Project 365, Weeks 3 & 4

Playing catch up tonight with my Project 365 layouts. 🙂

New Scrapbook Kit and a FREE QP

I finally have a new kit in my store. It is a Valentine’s day kit and was inspired by one of Adrianna’s pink shirts with lots of hearts on it. 🙂

It is 25% off through February 15, making it only $2.44, and can be found at GDS here.

I also have a freebie for you – a QP made from this kit. You can click on the preview to be brought to the no-wait download page.

Freebie Sites to See

I was sending these links to a friend the other night, and I thought I should share them here as well, as I know that some people that stop by my little blog might be new to the digital scrapbooking world. So for those readers, I would like to give you a few recommendations as to where you can get FREE supplies. You seasoned digiscrappers probably already have these bookmarked. 😉

Freebie Listers

  • Ikea Goddess – This is my favorite freebie site, because she handpicks awesome freebies for her listings
  • DigiFree – This site is awesome because it is computer-generated and checks hundreds of blogs every night for new freebies. So there are tons of freebies each day. However, anyone can get their blog listed as part of the freebie scan, so you have to take the freebie quality with a grain of salt.
  • DigiScrapDepot – This site is a place where designers can list their freebies. Just like the Digifree above, anyone can list a freebie, so you have to take the freebie quality with a grain of salt.
  • Suzee Q’s Stuff – Another great freebie listing site that I enjoy.

All the sites above show previews of the freebies which, for me, is very important. I spend so much time online as it is that I want to know what the freebie looks like before I spend the time to visit another site.

And in case you didn’t notice in my sidebar, I have a page of free digital scrapbook items that I have designed as well.

Anyways, I hope this helps some of the newbies out there. And hopefully I am not killing my sales by directing everyone to places where they can get stuff for FREE. 😀

Scrapbook Layout – Cindy & Kendall’s Open House

Credits: “Promise” Kit by Shabby Princess

Free Template (Project 365)

It is my turn (again) for the daily download at GDS. This multi-photo template can accommodate up to 7 photos, so it could easily be used for a Project 365 layout. The download includes a 12×12 layered PSD file as well as each of the layers as separate PNG files.

But hurry, it is only available for 24ish hours! You can click on the image below to be brought straight to the download at GDS. You do need a userid to the store in order to add to your cart and download.


Project 365 – Week 2

Here is my Project 365 – Week 2 layout. It is a simplified version of a template that is the FREE daily download at GDS. (More information on the freebie to follow.)

Scrapbook Layouts – Basin Picnic

I recently completed two more layouts. These are from last summer’s Basin Picnic.

Credits: Flowers by Summertime Designs, background paper by me (created using the colors from Adrianna’s swimsuit. 🙂 )

Free Template (Perfect for Project 365)

Hi everyone!

It is my turn again for the FREE daily download at GDS. My freebie this time round is a template that can accommodate up to 7 photos. I used it for my 1st Project 365 layout of the year. I wouldn’t be surprised if I use this layout template for some of my other weekly layouts also, just for simplicity’s sake. 🙂

I am liking this project so far, even though it is tough to take a photo every day. My favorite part is the extra photo ops that I might have missed otherwise, and also the glimpse into our week’s regular goings-on that it shows.

Here is my layout.

And here is the freebie template, which you can grab at GDS. (You do need to be registered in the store there, which is separate from the galleries/forum registration.) But hurry, it is only available as a freebie for a day. 🙂


Multi-Photo Challenge at GDS (and a FREE Template)

Who’s ready for another multi-photo layout challenge? I know I am – I have some photo-heavy events that still need scrapping!

It is time for another multi-photo challenge at I hope you can join us!

There are only two rules for this challenge:

1. Create a layout containing at least 4 photos.
2. After posting your layout in the member gallery at GDS, link us up in the challenge’s thread so we can all find it and so I can give you your posting bonus.

Once again, I will offer up a free multi-photo template that you are welcome to use if you need some inspiration for this challenge. However, using this template is NOT required. You can grab the template free at GDS by clicking on the link below.

And, if you complete this challenge and post your layout in the forum by January 31st, you will receive this template free as your posting bonus:

(Credits: Swirls by graphics-illustrations)

I look forward to seeing your layouts in the GDS gallery!

Project 365

I have decided, along with a large part of the scrapbooking community, to jump on board with Project 365. The basic premise of this project is to take a photo every day and at the end of every week (or month) make a page layout of the daily photos taken. At the end of the project, you would have a scrapbook showing a snapshot of your year. There are many variations of this, but that is the basic gist of it. I have started strong so far; it is January 3rd and I have 3 photos taken and only 362 to go. We’ll see how far I make it. 🙂

I am excited about this project simply for the glimpse it will provide into the every day goings-on in our household; capturing the simple things that wouldn’t normally make it into a photo, much less a scrapbook. (I will still be taking regular photos of events like I always have; this will just be a supplement or addition to that.)

I am still playing around with different ideas on how to actually get the scrapping done for this project, especially since I am already behind on my regular scrapping. I am thinking perhaps the photos designated for this project will be placed in their own book, perhaps through Shutterfly, so that the scrapping is quick and easy and remains separate from my regular pages that I will be continuing on with during this time as well. There are also a lot of free or for-sale templates being designed in the scrapbooking community especially for this project, so that might be another quick and easy option as well.

Is anyone else participating in Project 365? How’s it going so far?

Scrapbook Layout – Adrianna and the Dogs

This is just a silly scrapbook layout I made in a cartoon format of Adrianna playing with Chloe and Molly.