Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Template 5 and Birthday Cards

I just gave my blog a facelift:) I needed a cute background, but I wanted to do it myself. Make it more personalized. I had a hard time getting things to line up right without sacrificing my image sizes. I DID end up having to resize the double page LO's, but no big deal. They WERE a bit big. But now they're fixed, so everyone should be able to see them now.

I made a couple of cute birthday cards this week, too. Our neighbor's birthday was on Thursday, and we WERE going to go over and celebrate with them, but it didn't work out. But I gave him a card anyway. Today (er, yesterday since it's 2 AM^_^) was John's sister's birthday. I used the same card, but used the pink versions in the kit:) There were a couple of things I needed to recolor, or replace, but that's about it. Anyway, here are the cards:

Everything is from the Happy Birthday Collab kit by Angie, Fanfan, NewlifeDreams, Nini-lolo, Sylvie, Tinette, MissVivi, Choukette, Gwenn, and Kafrounette. I can't remember which artists I pulled pieces from for these, so I'm just playing it safe and listing them all:)
Simple tear action - Atomic Cupcake

Aren't they cute? You know what I love best about these? I can reuse them as many times as I want!! All I have to do is change the text^__^ So...if you know me in real life, don't be surprised if you get one of these for your birthday;) If you'd like, I can make a template out of the card LO.

For Victoria's birthday tonight, I made yummy homemade pizza. Ok, so Pillbury made the crust;) But I made the sauce from scratch (I make awesome awesome sauce) and put all the ingredients on. One was a Hawaiian pizza, per the birthday girl's request. The other was a chicken and veggie pizza. Soooo good. I cooked bite-sized pieces of boneless skinless chicken breast in a little bit of olive oil with salt and pepper. Then I cut up an onion, green pepper, yellow pepper, small yellow squash (not sure what it's called), zucchini, tomatoes, and topped it all off with a pre-shredded Italian cheese blend. Oh my goodness, it was to die for!! Yum. And I get to have leftovers for lunch!

I also made a cherry chip cake (birthday girl's favorite) and topped it off with cherry frosting and some cute Valentine's Day sprinkles. I shaped some of the sprinkles into a 21, since that's how old she turned today. It was really cute! And, better yet, it was yummy. I made brownies, too, since she doesn't get to eat junk food much (college student on a budget kind of thing). Oh, and we had ice cream and root beer, as well. We sent her home with tons of food, too! Less junk for us to eat. I'm trying to eat healthier - I need to lose some flab.

Anyway. Most of you have probably just scrolled through my rambling and only want my freebie template anyway;) So, without any further adieu, here is template 5:

You can download it here. Like my other templates, it's in PSD format. This is a double page LO:) And I would LOVE to see what you do with it, so please feel free to send me your pages.

I will be posting template 6 in another post momentarily.


  1. Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 04 Feb [LA 07:00pm, NY 10:00pm] - 05 Feb [UK 03:00am, OZ 02:00pm] ).

  2. I would love to have the birthday card as a template! I really need to get into making my own cards!

    Love double page templates...thank you very much ... I rarely do one page layouts!

  3. Thank you for the freebie!