Friday, March 6, 2009

Template 17 and My Best Friend

Another new page, and another new template^_^ All but my latest templates now have over 100 downloads each! And those will soon catch up I'm sure; they just haven't been public long enough yet. LOL, one of them is being posted now, so obviously no one has it yet;)

But first, a little bit about our day. Emma and I had a little friend over today. Well, I was babysitting our apartment manager's 9 month old son. Emma had so much fun with her little friend! He's walking already, so that was fun. She prefers to play with kids who can walk around like her. She kept hugging him^_^ It was so cute and sweet. He didn't always like it, though - he wanted to move around, and her hugs stopped him. Plus, he's not all that stable on his feet, so she kept knocking him over when she hugged him. Both babies napped at the same time, which was AWESOME. They were both asleep when his parents came to pick him up.

Later in the day, Emma decided she wanted to play with my Bluetooth headset. She put it up to her ear like a phone! Of course, I HAD to put it on her ear and take pictures. I had to take a lot to get this really awesome shot:

Isn't that great? I entered it into the letter photo contest on BAM (my mommy forum). We started over again, so we're on the letter B. So, B is for Bluetooth Baby:D One of Kimi's pictures won letter A:)

Speaking of BAM, I just did my page for the weekly challenge. The challenge is to scrap your best friend. I have 2 best "girl" friends, but I opted to scrap my absolute best friend - my wonderful husband John. I was originally going to use template 15 for this page, but then I started writing my journaling...and there was no way it would all fit on template 15. So, I made a new template with LOTS of room for journaling. Here's my page:

Template - me, Template 17
Background paper - SSarducci, A Walk in the Park
Journaling paper (multiplied, sanded away) - Happy Birthday, Tinette
Green paper - A Work in Progress, The Great Outdoors
Light green paper - AE Designs, Love Like No Other
Red paper - Cardamome, Just A Little Love
Argyle paper - A Work in Progress, Primary Grunge
Glitter, word art, staple - Gwenn, Cherry Moka
Swirl - Elodie, Cherry Moka
Books - Alliekat Creations, A Good Read
Fonts - Missed Your Exit and Digs My Hart
AC actions - sanded away, colored chrome

Since you can't read the journaling in the small saved-for-web size, here's what it says:

John is my very best friend. He is the sweetest, kindest, most loving man I have ever met. I’m so glad I married him! He is the best husband, the best friend, and the best daddy. I love him with all my heart. Little Emma adores her daddy. She’s always sad when she sees him leave for the day, smiles when I mention him throughout the day, and gets excited when he comes home. John helps me so much, from changing diapers, to doing dishes, to keeping Emma entertained while I make dinner.

John always compliments me and thanks me for everything I do, regardless of how insignificant I feel it is. He always says, “I love you.” John supports me in all my endeavors. He encourages me and gives me ideas and inspiration for all my creative hobbies.

John’s strong faith keeps me going. He always knows that everything will work out, even when it looks like things won’t. He never doubts. Ever. He is a great example to me and to everyone around him.

John is the most forgiving person I know. He is always the first to apologize, even when I’m the one who was in the wrong. He always sees the good in everyone, regardless of what they’ve done. When someone does something to hurt him, he forgives them right away. He harbors no resentment, no grudge. I wish I could be even half as good as him.

John loves his family. He is very close to his mother and siblings. He loves spending time with them, and with Emma, me, and my family. Spending time with loved ones is John’s favorite pastime.

John is fantastic with kids. Every child adores him. Kids we don’t get to see very often talk about him for days afterwards! Our nieces and nephews LOVE him.

Aside from spending time with family, John’s favorite hobbies are reading and watching good movies. Fantasy is his favorite genre for both. He also loves to sing and bake. His favorite thing about baking, of course, is eating it afterwards!

I love John. He is my sweetheart. I am grateful that we will always be together, no matter what.

John read it afterwards, and he cried^_^ He's so sweet. He loves the page, too.

Time for the template! Template 17 is a 2 page LO in PSD format, with room for 15 photos and lots of journaling. Ironically, template 17 has 15 photos and template 15 has 17 photos. Anyway. As always, I'd love to hear feedback and to see what you do with this template. Here's the preview:

You can download it here.


  1. Thank you so much for this! Makes my life easier.... lol... Great job!

  2. Very cool. I'm posting my 17 today too, since I promised to. But don't worry, I'm taking a break from templates for a while so you have plenty of time to get ahead of me again. ;)

  3. Once again! Thanks so very much! Love your templates!

  4. Sara, Emma looks so much like you in that picture! So cute! Again, another cute page!

  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 Mar. 06, 2009. Thanks again.

  6. I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed reading your blog and hearing about your little girl! I have a 15 mo. old granddaughter so can relate to that age. Many of the things you spoke of sound a lot like her, too. I do hope you are keeping copies of what you write in the blog entries somewhere safe. How wonderful it would be for her to read these when she's grown! She's going to love her ABC book, too!
    Your templates look great and I just downloaded several; thanks so much! Linda

  7. Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 06 Mar [LA 07:00pm, NY 10:00pm] - 07 Mar [UK 03:00am, OZ 02:00pm] ).

  8. This is an awesome template. Thanks so much! =)