Thursday, February 12, 2009

Template 10 and About Me

I've got another template for you! And, I have a new page made with my new template. Aren't I nice? Ok, so the reason I made the template is because I needed a LO for this page, but you know, it works;) You get a freebie regardless.

But first, a few Emma-isms from today. Ok, so Emma likes to follow me into the bathroom. Normally, we keep the door closed, but when Emma and I are home alone, I have to be able to see what she's up to while I'm in there. Like all toddlers, she thinks toilet paper is fun to play with. Specifically, to unravel. And she waits until I'm unable to stop her. So anyway. Today, Emma had a couple squares of TP. She likes to rip it up, so she was doing that. But then, she started putting the ripped pieces into the garbage can!! What a smart little cookie!

However...she later nullified her brilliance by trying to EAT the toilet paper...several times. Yeah...I think it's time to move the TP out of her reach.

Emma kept trying to feed me HER food again today. It's really cute and sweet, but SHE needs to eat it! Not to mention some of her toddler snacks are gross to me, like the whole grain graham crackers. *gag* She likes them, so that's good:)

Oh, I keep forgetting to mention this, but I applied for a CT. I haven't heard anything yet, but applications are being accepted until Saturday and an announcement will be made a few days or so after that. I hope I get on it! It'd be so fun! We'll see.

I might not be on as much the next few days; we have a friend coming to visit her boyfriend here this weekend, and she'll be crashing with us. I still need to clean the house...ahahaha. Yeah, that's what I was supposed to be doing tonight...but instead I did digiscrapping;) And I didn't even get as much done with that as I wanted to. I still need to do Emma's Valentine's card and continue her ABC book. I was trying to figure out which AC actions would work best with the page I did, and of course, some of those actions take FOREVER. And I didn't end up using most of them after all!

I've got a couple more digiscrapping pet peeves to share with you today. LOL, looks like this is becoming a trend:P I hate it when you have to enter a password to download a file. But even worse is when designers password protect the zip file! I don't always unzip right away, sometimes even days later, so of course by the time I unzip I have no idea what the password is. I then have to Google it to get the stupid password. Password protected freebies = BAD.

Another pet peeve is when designers only have their work in PSP files. I HAVE PSP6, but their files won't open in it. If you want people to be able to use your freebies, put them in a file format everyone can use! Most graphics programs can read PSDs, JPGs, and PNGs - hence why the vast majority of designers use those formats. But only PSP can read PSP files. So putting files in that format limits the usability of your kits. I know for a fact that you can "save as PSD" in PSP. I've done it before.

And that brings me to my new page. This page is for this week's challenge on my mommy forum, Baby and Me. The challenge this week is to scrap yourself, using your favorite color and a quote (preferably one that means something to you). You know, I'm not really a favorite color type of person. I like LOTS of colors. But if I had to pick one, I'd have to say green. Pink is creeping up there nowadays, too. Probably because I have a little girl LOL! Ironically, I used to hate pink - and now I love it! So, I used pink and green for my page. Here it is:

Papers - Happy Birthday collab by Tinette, MissVivi, and Nini-lolo
Alpha - Ellie Lash, Kiss Me
Green glitter frame - Happy Birthday collab, Gwenn
Rose (slightly recolored) - Miss13, Storia Bella Add-on
Butterflies and swirl - Fairly Fabulous, Love Thee
Glitter hearts - Cherry Moka, Kafrounette
Glitter splatter - Cherry Moka, Gwenn
Word art - Genuine Jackie
Atomic Cupcake actions - painted wood, simple tear, rub on

I used template 10 for the page above. Template 10 is a single page LO in PSD format. The little stars (courtesy of Photoshop's build in brushes) are on their own layer, so you can toggle them if you'd like. I didn't end up using them on my page, but I thought I would. I also ended up adding a paper behind the diagonal one. I thought about adding that to the template, but I already had the preview uploaded, so I didn't;) It's easy enough to do on your own if you want another paper there:) Anyway, here's the preview:

You can download it here.

Feel free to leave C&C on my templates! I'd love to know what you think, and to see your pages. I'd also like to know what you're looking for in a template, so I'm posting a poll as soon as I finish this entry.

Wow, it's late! Or early, depending on how you look at it. I'd better go to bed before my teething toddler decides it's time to get up for the day!


  1. thank you for sharing this! Am looking forward to using it!

  2. Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Scrapbook Freebies Search List, under the Template(s), Overlay(s), Photo Mask(s) post on Feb. 12, 2009. Thanks again.

  3. Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 12 Feb [LA 07:00pm, NY 10:00pm] - 13 Feb [UK 03:00am, OZ 02:00pm] ).

  4. Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 25 Mar [LA 08:00pm, NY 10:00pm] - 26 Mar [UK 03:00am, OZ 02:00pm] ).

  5. Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 25 Mar [LA 08:00pm, NY 10:00pm] - 26 Mar [UK 03:00am, OZ 02:00pm] ).

  6. Thank you for the freebie!