Monday, April 13, 2009

Template 28, Easter, and Cleaning

I really need to keep up with my housework. So, to help me with this endeavor, I made a weekly cleaning chart. I purposefully used bright/bold colors so it will grab my attention. Hopefully that will help me to keep up with it^_^ I made it as an 8.5x11, printed it, stuck some magnetic tape on the back, and put it on the fridge. Crossing my fingers that this will work! Consequently, I'm currently running some laundry:D And only because I don't want to fall behind on the first day! FYI, Sunday isn't on there because it's our day off from housework:) Other than dishes from dinner, that is. Aaanyway, here's my new cleaning chart. Let's hope it works!!



Credits:
Kit - Chelle's Creations, Make A Splash (ScrapMatters Design Star round 4)
Swirls - Obsidian Dawn, Swirl Brushes
Fonts - Scriptina, Too Much Paper, Andy

We had another speed scrap on BAM today. I FINALLY won a speed scrap!! Yay! I also won the weekly challenge last week, so I get to host this week's challenge AND our next speed scrap. Feel free to join us on Thursday at 8:30 MST on BAM. You have to be a member of the forum to play, of course, since that's where it takes place. It's my favorite forum of all time. It's a mommy forum, but there is SOO much more than just typical mommy stuff. Our digiscrap section rocks:) LOL, I am the 17th top poster last I checked, so obviously I enjoy it;) Aaanyway, here are the steps for today's speed scrap:

1. Choose 2-3 photos that go together.
2. Choose only TWO papers. You may use them as many times as you like.
3. Frame your photos together. You may use a multi-photo frame, or simply a mat underneath them, but there should be no space between the frames. (Think of those photo-strips you get out of the photo-booths.) You MAY use a third paper to make a mat/frame, if you need to.
4. Decorate your frame or mat. Use as many elements as you like, but clustered around the frame. All or most of them should be touching, beneath, or overlapping the frame. Experiment with layering!
5. Pick a nice border to frame your page with. This can be made with ribbons, lace, stitches, anything -- just not your papers. It does not have to frame the entire page, but should border at least two sides.
6. Make sure you have at least one element that is WHITE, or as close to white as possible. Cream/khaki/light beige is okay too.
7. Do not title your page! You may add one line of journaling and the date, if you wish. The purpose of this is to make your photos speak for themselves, and really draw attention to them.

And here's my page:



Credits:
Paper, branches, grass, string, ribbon - Corinne, A Touch of Spring
Eggs - Snippets Inc, Spring Bliss (SM DS round 4)
Butterfly, bunny, flowers - Scrapmalin collab, Sweet Envy
Font - Tracy
Stitches - Atomic Cupcake

And today's template is the LO that won the speed scrap;) Template 28 is a single page LO in PSD format. As always, I'd love to hear back from you and see your pages:) Let me know if you'd like me to post them here - I love showcasing them:D Here's the preview for template 28:



You can download it here.

Now I'm going to go install my new hard drive, CS4, and transfer all my photos and digiscrap stuff over to the new slave drive:D Crossing my fingers it goes smoothly!!

9 comments:

  1. 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 Quick Page(s) post on Apr. 14, 2009. Thanks again.

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  2. Thank you very much for the wonderful template! :)

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  3. Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 14 Apr [LA 07:00pm, NY 09:00pm] - 15 Apr [UK 02:00am, OZ 12:00pm] ).

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  4. Good luck with your cleaning chart! I so need to do something like that for myself once this end-of-the-semester madness is over :)

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  5. Thank you so much - what a cutie in your pictures :)

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  6. 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 Do Not Show post on Apr. 16, 2009. Thanks again.

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  7. Oh my gosh. I have learned a valuable lesson. SAVE EVERYTHING I FIND INTERESTING. I saw your cleaning chart about a week ago.... and thought to myself "what an awesome idea, I'll have to make one of those". And I went to start it today.... and I loved the way you had yours set up..... and it's taken me all day, but I found it. :) So thank you for posting it. It's a great inspiration to a newish mommy to stay organized!

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  8. Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 06 Jun [LA 07:00pm, NY 09:00pm] - 07 Jun [UK 02:00am, OZ 12:00pm] ).

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