Friday, February 27, 2009

Template 13 and LOTS of pages!

I have an awesome new template for you!! I love it! See, you lucked out - the template I planned to use for this LO (template 6) just didn't have enough pictures for what I needed to do. Sooo...I made a new template for it, that is similar in design to template 6 (my most popular template so far). I hope you like it!!

But first, I have a whole bunch of pages for you! First, a few pages for Emma's ABC book:

Cherry Moka kit by (several designers)
Newspaper alpha - Ginger Scraps, Jack O' Lantern
White alpha - A Work in Progress, Granny's Attic (fitting, no?)
Word art - Elegant Word Art by Bethany

You may be wondering why there are only 3 grandparents. Emma only has 3 living grandparents. For various reasons, adding the deceased would be inappropriate for our family. Besides, I don't have any pictures of him anyway - I never met him.

Cherry Moka kit by (several designers)
Stitched alpha - Melany Violette, Brown Stitched Alpha
Block alpha - Jillybean, Wooden Block

The house is my parent's house^_^ I wanted to put my inlaw's house, too, but I don't have any pictures of it. Oh well. Now that the page is done, I don't think it would look good to add it later.

And now, for something exciting!! My awesome friend Kimi made her very first kit, and it is GORGEOUS! She asked me if I'd be on her "unofficial CT" and make a page using her new kit before she made it available on her blog. LOL, I have now made 4 pages (one of which is a 2 page LO using my new template) using this kit! If you haven't already, you should check it out on her blog. It's an awesome free kit! Pretty dang impressive for a debut kit in my opinion! Kimi makes great templates, too.

So, onto the "unofficial CT" pages:)

Peaches & Cream kit by Kimi's Scrap Kreations
Ice cream elements - ScrapGirls, Refresh
Ice cream photos - Google image search, extracted by me

Peaches & Cream kit by Kimi's Scrap Kreations
Alpha - Ginger Scraps, Oh Holy Night (appropriate, don't you think?)
Painting - The Lord is My Shepherd by Simon Dewey, scanned in from March 2008 Ensign
The Living Christ - PDF available on (I printed the PDF, scanned it as a PNG, and changed the opacity to 50% over the painting)

That's it for the ABC book today. I'm hoping to have it ready and printed in time to give it to Emma for Easter, so I'm trying to get it done as fast as I can. But I have another "unofficial CT" page for you:)

Template - Kimi's Scrap Kreations, Template 6
Peaches & Cream kit by Kimi's Scrap Kreations
Word art - Elegant Word Art by Bethany
Atomic Cupcake actions - painted wood, tear, wild tear, rub on

And that brings me to my brand new page and template!! I love Kimi's kit so much that I used it again on this LO^_^ This page is for the weekly challenge on my mommy forum. The challenge is to scrap a typical day in the life of your family. I had SO much fun taking pictures all day long! The new camera I ordered with our tax return came today, so I got to use it for the latter half of the pictures. The quality of photos is SOOO much better!! And I can finally get decent video! Woohoo! I'll likely be posting videos soon:) Anyway, here's the page:

Template 13 - me!
Peaches & Cream kit by Kimi's Scrap Kreations

Since you can't read the text in the tiny saved-for-web version, here's what it says:

Emma woke up at 7:15 this morning. She was grouchy at first!
Daddy kept Emma entertained so Mommy could sleep in more.
Emma had fun playing with Daddy! But Daddy had to go
to school - Emma did NOT like that! Mommy and Emma ate
a bagel and cream cheese for breakfast. Emma helped with
the laundry today. We did 3 loads! Mommy got 2 packages
today! Yay! Mommy’s new camera and new hard drive came!
Mommy charged the camera battery while Emma ate a good
lunch of ham, chicken, cheese, and milk. After lunch, Emma took
a nap. She napped for 2.5-3 hours! Mommy had fun playing
on the computer while Emma slept. Mommy and Emma played
with the new camera when Emma woke up. We had fun taking
video of Emma! Emma loved watching herself on video. Then,
Daddy came home! Yay! Emma helped Daddy take out the
garbage. Mommy made a yummy dinner of penne and sauce.
It was really good! Emma got SO messy! She had to take
a bath. Emma had tons of fun playing in the bathtub. Then,
Emma got ready for bed. Daddy did the dishes while Mommy
did some digital scrapbooking and made this special page!

1. Good Morning, Sunshine!
2. Playing with a Balloon
3. Knocking on Mommy’s Door
4. Talking on the Phone
5. Mommy, it’s your turn!
6. Helping Mom do Laundry
7. Throwing Away Garbage
8. Climbing the Drawer!
9. Putting Garbage in the Diaper Champ
10. Washing Clothes
11. Climbing in the Laundry
12. Mommy got Packages!
13. Cups on Feet!
14. Smile!
15. Carrying Mommy’s New Toy
16 & 17. Mmm, lunchtime! Cheese and meat.
18. Mmm, milk!
19. Naptime!!!
20. Just Woke Up
21. Helping Daddy with Garbage
22. Snack time!
23. What a cutie!
24. Mmm, dinner!
25. Dinner time!
26. Bath time!
27 & 28. Getting ready for bed.

Oh, and be sure to follow the arrows around the page - that's the order everything goes in.

And now, what you REALLY wanted out of this post! A brand new free template. I love how this template (and the page I did with it) turned out! Template 13 is a 2 page LO in PSD format. As always, I'd love to hear your comments and see your work:)

Here's the preview:

You can download it here.

Apparently there are viruses getting through on 4shared? That's what I've seen on other blogs I've come across, anyway. I can promise you that there is no such crap in my downloads:)

Aaaand I think that's a long enough post for tonight. Enjoy!! Night!


  1. Wow! Thank you so very much! LOVE to fit as many pictures on a page as possible!

  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. 27, 2009. Thanks again.

  3. Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 27 Feb [LA 08:43pm, NY 11:43pm] - 28 Feb [UK 04:43am, OZ 03:43pm] ).

  4. Wow - talk about multiple photos - love it! Thanks

  5. Totally fun. I love them all :) Especially that last one, I'm all about as many pictures as possible. I love your parents' house, too btw.

  6. Thank you for the freebie!