Monthly Archives: February 2009

Free 9 Photo Digital Scrapbook Template

It is my turn for the Daily Download Freebie again at GDS.

This freebie is a digital scrapbook template with room for up to 9 photos and lots of journaling.

But hurry, the freebie is only good for a few more hours!

Free Fonts for Digital Scrapbooking

I have lately found myself very interested in fonts that look like handwriting for my digital scrapbook pages. Maybe I am nostalgic for my paper-scrapping days where the journaling was MY handwriting? At any rate, I have been busy downloading some wonderful freebies and thought I would share some of the sites I have visited with you. Of course, please be sure you read the designers’ TOUs before downloading; most are personal use only.

  1. Kevin & Amanda – This site has hundreds of wonderful handwriting fonts. You can get 150 of them all in one download, which is very convenient. She also has 300 that are made from handwriting samples. You guys will love this one!
  2. Two Peas – Their “scrapbook” and “GG Mix Font” are two of my favorite fonts. The “GG Mix Font” is great for fun titles.
  3. – This site has many free fonts in lots of different categories. Definitely a bookmarker.
  4. 1001 Fonts – Offers downloads in different formats depending on your operating system.
  5. Font Garden – Updated often with free fonts, this site is a great resource for free fonts. Lots of annoying ads, including pop-ups, but definitely worth checking out. I recommend their Dingbats section.
  6. – Geared towards providing freebies to digital scrapbookers, this site isn’t limited to just free fonts.

I know there are tons more sites out there where you can find free fonts. What is your favorite free font that you have downloaded?

Scrapbook Layouts

Basin Picnic

Credits: Kit by Amanda Heimann

Journaling reads:

We enjoyed a beautiful July day at the park. Layla, Aidan, and Adrianna happily played on the playground. Actually, truth be told, the adults enjoyed playing as well.

Pretty in Pink

Basin Picnic Scrapbook Layout

Enjoying Our New Deck

Enjoying Our New Deck
Credits: Kit by Summertime Designs

Enjoying Our New Deck

Enjoying Our New Deck
Credits: Kit by Summertime Designs

Journaling reads:

We have wanted a deck for quite some time, so we finally decided to contract it out and have one built.

We are thrilled to have it and are so thankful that it is in the shade most of the day, thanks to a large tree’s shadow in the morning and our house’s shadow in the evening. We’ve been spending more time outside these days as a result.

I enjoy bringing my laptop outside and watching Adrianna play with her water table, squirt bottle or blowing bubbles.

And of course we also had to purchase a grill, because you have to have a grill with a deck! Dinner is so much more fun when eaten outside, so we have had lots of hot dogs and hamburgers this summer, along with baked beans and corn on the cob – Yum!

Tree House Golfing

Tree House Golfing Scrapbook Layout

Journaling reads:

We took Adrianna to Boondocks for her first miniature golf round. She seemed to enjoy it very much. Most of the time she would pick her ball up and walk to the hole, where she would place the ball only a few inches from the hole before pushing it in with her club. She was also very much interested in the water that flowed throughout the course.

After mini-golf, Adrianna and I rode on the Bumper Boats. Since it was a weeknight and there wasn’t a high demand for the boats, the attendant let us ride for a LONG time. She manned the gun while I steered.

We got absolutely soaked. After awhile, I asked Adrianna if she was ready to be done. Each time I asked, her answer was “No.”

Now every time we drive by Boondocks, Adrianna excitedly points it out and shouts, “There’s ‘tree house golfing’!” I am not sure where the tree house came in to play as the name in her mind.

Big Girl Bed

Big Girl Bed Scrapbook Layout
Credits: QP by Enamorada

Journaling reads:

Adrianna graduated to a “big girl bed” when she was 3 years old. She could have gone much sooner, but she stayed in her crib so well that we didn’t feel it necessary.

The first few nights, she often fell out of bed. We lined pillows along the side to cushion her fall. Each time we heard a soft thump, we would run into her room to find her sitting on the pillows, sleepy and not quite sure what had happened.

Renaissance Festival

Renaissance Festival Scrapbook Layout

FREE “Sweetheart” Add-on Kit

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

Have you all seen my “Sweetheart Kit” over at It is perfect for Valentine’s day or for little girl layouts. And this kit, as well as my entire store, is 40% off through Sunday. 🙂

I have created an add-on to this kit as well and it is today’s FREE daily download at GDS. The daily downloads only last about 24 hours, so hurry on over and grab it from the store.

February Multi-Photo Challenge – and a FREE Template

Hi everyone! I finally got a template freebie and bonus created, so we are ready to go with February’s Multiple Photo Challenge over at

There are only TWO rules for this challenge:

1. Create a layout containing at least 4 photos.
2. Post your layout in the newly created Multi-Photo Challenge Gallery at GDS and reply in the Multiple Photo Challenge Forum thread with the link so that we can all see your creation. Layouts must be posted by February 28th.

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; any new layout containing 4 photos qualifies. 🙂

You can download this freebie, no strings attached, from the Multiple Photo Challenge Forum thread. There are download links for the 12×12 layered PSD file and also for the PNG files (for non-photoshop users).

And, if you complete this challenge and post your layout in the Multi-Photo Challenge gallery by February 28th, you will receive this template (free) as your posting bonus:

I hope you can play along!