Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Template 11 and D, E, and F

Would you believe that Emma and I are sick AGAIN?! UGH! We just got over being sick 3 weeks ago! No fair! This time, it's coughing, sneezing, congestion/runny nose, dizziness/headache (for me, at least - Emma can't exactly tell me if she as those symptoms), fever, chills, and just all around exhaustion. Yeah, it pretty much sucks. I threw up from it all yesterday, but I think it's because I took meds on an empty stomach. It was the first time I've thrown up since I was in labor. Emma's fever was up to 104.7 this morning!! Eeep! Needless to say, we called the pediatrician right away and got her in as soon as possible. They gave her a couple of precriptions that should help. Her throat is a bit infected, so she is now on amoxicillan.

Oh, and Emma's cutting another tooth while we're at it. Didn't we just go through this teething while sick thing last time? Oh yes, we did. Yeah, it sucks. Hopefully we'll all start feeling better soon. Thankfully, John doesn't have it...yet. Hopefully he won't catch it!

I do have a new template for you today, though. And a few new pages! Yay! But first, could you all do me a little favor? Can you vote in my poll on the side? You don't have to, of course, but it WILL help me to know what you want in a template. So, by helping me, you're really helping yourself;)

Oh, so, some random person subscribed to my Photobucket album. I have no idea who it is (though it's probably a digiscrapper, since I don't think anyone else I don't know comes here). I tried to click on their username, but they have their images private or something. Um...ok, if you want to see my images when I upload them, I need to be able to see yours. It's only fair, right? I'm not really comfortable with someone viewing my images unless I specifically post them somewhere. Does anyone know if I can set it up as private but yet still post my images wherever I want to? If you tell me who you are, I'm fine with it. Everything I put up there is for sharing purposes anyway. I just don't like the fact that I don't know who subscribed to my album!

As for the CT I applied for, I was JUST typing that I hadn't heard anything, when Gmail notifier informed me I had a new message from them! Of course, Gmail then decided to be ridiculously slow to load... Unfortunately, they received WAY too many applications and had to turn down a lot of them...including me. Dang. I'm a bit bummed, but I can't say I'm too surprised. I'll just have to find another CT to join, that's all. Ah well. They did say they're considering having guest spots, so I applied for that. And it was very nice for a rejection letter.

Anyway, moving on to funner things. First of all, I'm getting CS2 soon!!! Woohoo! Not exactly sure when, but it will be soon. Just need to harass the person who's getting it for me;)

Also, Kimi used one of my templates!! This is the first time I've seen someone other than ME use one of them, so this is really special for me - even though she IS one of my closest friends;) (If you use one of my templates, I'd LOVE to see your work!) She used template 7 - which, ironically, is the least downloaded template - to create this beautiful CT spread:





She's on the CT for Simply Susan Godfrey, and she used one of her kits (Love Letter) to make this page. She also used some Atomic Cupcake actions and a glitter layer style from Scrappin' Cop. Kimi also makes awesome templates, so please stop by her blog to download them if you haven't already!

I have a few more pages for Emma's ABC book to share. Next, we have D is for Daddy:



Credits:
Red paper (slightly recolored), stack of books - AllieKat Creations, A Good Read
Blue paper - SSarducci, A Walk in the Park
Alpha - Red Set, no TOU
Brackets - Ginger Scraps, Beach Glass
Knight - Russian-Dutch Heart Design, Knighthood
Glitter - Gwen, Cherry Moka
Stars and photo corners - Manuella Zimmerman, Boy's World Add-on
Word art - Elegant Word art by Bethany
Atomic Cupcake - simple tear

This isn't the most interesting page, but it's stuff that John likes. His favorite colors are blue and red, he loves to read, and he loves fantasy. I couldn't make a page about John that didn't incorporate his interests. Sorry, no pink hearts and flowers on this page;) Oh, and if you're wondering what John and Emma are eating, they're having lemon cookies. Mmmm. Yum.

And then, of course, E is for Emma:



Credits:
Papers and elements - Jessica Edwards, How Sweet It Is
Alpha - Ellie Lash, Kiss Me
Atomic Cupcake - simple tear

Why yes, I DID use that same alpha on the B is for Baby page:) Thanks for noticing! I tried to use something else, since I jused used it for B, but of all the alphas in my stash, this one worked best. I love how this page turned out!

And lastly, F is for Family:



Credits:
Papers and elements - Jessica Edwards, How Sweet It Is
Alpha - Christie Lemon Designs, Wonderland
Word art - Elegant Word art by Bethany
Atomic Cupcake - simple tear

Haha, how ironic. The alpha I used for F is by one of the girls whose combined CT I applied for. I didn't realize it until I was typing up the credits. As for the family pictures, yes, they're all old pictures. Like, from last April and May. We don't really HAVE any good recent ones, and most of our family lives 800 miles away anyway. I wish we'd taken more at Christmas. Ah well. We took a family picture at John's mom's house, but so many people were missing that I'd rather use this one. Only 2 people are missing from this one (not counting Noah, who wasn't born yet;) - he's technically in this shot). Plus, I don't have the other one anyway;) And chances are, I look awful in it. I know that Emma is all blurred out because she was moving. LOL, and look - in both family shots, I'm wearing the same shirts!! Too funny.

Now that you've scrolled through all my rambling, here's my latest template. Template 11 is a 2 page LO in PSD format. Here's the preview:



You can download it here. As always, comments are welcome, and I would LOVE to see your pages with my templates!

I'd best get to bed at a decent hour tonight - Emma and I are sick and John will be gone from 9 AM to 9 PM. Loooong day! Anyone wanna come over and take care of 2 sickies? Anyone? No? Drat. Didn't think so, but it was worth a shot. You don't want to catch this nastiness, anyway. Of course, if people would avoid going out unnecessarily when sick, we wouldn't have this...*ahem* but that's another rant for another day. Night all!

15 comments:

  1. I'd love to have you join my CT (I'm looking for 1 more person at the moment)! I give away freebies and have just started selling at Michelle's Angels. If you would like to see some of the work that I've done you can check it out at www.digicyberscraps.com. Let me know if you are interested in joining.

    Carolyn Ritter

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  2. thank you for the great template!

    Even though the medical community won't say it's definite, most kids get sick when teething. Think they're immune system is down or something.

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  3. CT stuff...I applied to a TON. :P Twinmom Scraps is looking. silly bean scraps keeps a list of folks to do pages for her. She just emails us to see who is available to do pages. you can find calls posted in the forums of most shops. I have galleries at several so I keep up with what is going on everywhere.

    You'll find something that fits. :)

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  4. Love the pages! :) I love the one for D because it's so different from your usual style. I see the chrome in there too ;) I also like the one for Emma with the little postage-stampy shapes scattered around. Very cute. ^_^

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  5. 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. 19, 2009. Thanks again.

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  6. Sara, I love your pages. When I'm done with school and actually have time, will you show me how to do it? I think it is so cool. Are you goign to print them into a book? You really should! What a treasure!

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  7. Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 19 Feb [LA 07:00pm, NY 10:00pm] - 20 Feb [UK 03:00am, OZ 02:00pm] ).

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  8. I love how Kimi used your template. And as far as the photobucket account, it MAY be me. I'll have to check. I subscribe to people's randomly but have no idea how to check subscriptions. I'm about to go check it out. If I don't come back and comment, it's not me. LOL

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  9. OK it's not me. But I came back to say you can still share your photos when your albums are private. By posting the code where ever you want to share it, your pics and videos will show up. You can also create a guest password if you want some people to see everything. Go to MY ACCOUNT for the guest password. To put things as private, on the left hand side of the main screen is a menu titled ALBUMS. Next to the title it says EDIT. Click there. HTH!

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  10. Thanks so much - Love the template and your LO's

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  11. Love the template! Can't wait to use it.

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  12. 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] ).

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  13. 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] ).

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  14. Thank you for the freebie!

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