Sunday, April 19, 2009

Template 33 and A New Desktop

No, not the computer;) A new desktop background for my desktop. I'm not a fan of laptops;) John has one, and I can't stand using it. Partially because it's a laptop, and partially because it's got Vista. YUCK. Give me XP any day!!

Wow. My neice Rachel turns 11 today. I feel so old!! I remember seeing her in the hospital when she was only an hour old, and now she's 11?! Wow. I can't believe so much time has gone by. Well, Rachel, if you read this, happy 11th birthday!

I mentioned in a previous post that we were fish sitting for our friends/neighbors. They came to pick up the surviving goldfish this morning. LOL, she was actually surprised that one of them was still alive - she didn't expect them to live very long (nothing to do with us;)). Well...when they took the fish away, Emma FREAKED out. She just started crying and crying! She wanted to keep the fish! The only thing that calmed her down was when we asked her if she wanted to get her own fish. And everytime we said, "do you want to go to Walmart and get a fish?" she got the biggest, cutest grin on her face! Soo...we went to Walmart and got her a fish. We got a tiny tank that came with a filter (only $10!), some rocks, fish food, a fake plant, and a castle bridge. $30 later, Emma has a goldfish. And she LOVES it. We don't feel like we gave in to her whim on this, since essentially we let her have a pet for a week and then took it away. So it's only fair, right? We feel good about it. It feels RIGHT for her to have a goldfish, as silly as that may sound. We can't decide if we want it to be a boy fish or a girl fish (since we don't know how to tell). We need a name for it, too. I took pictures of Emma with her new pet and I will scrap them at some point. It's not at the top of my list right now;)

I've been meaning to make John a new desktop for at least a couple of months now. The picture he had on there previously was from a roadtrip last April:

It's cute, but, Emma looks SOOOO different now. It was time for something up-to-date. But I entered this pic into the ABC photo contest on BAM. D is for driving, after all;)

Today, I finally got around to it. One of my friends made a desktop using Digital Candy's April desktop template, and it inspired me to get my butt in gear and do mine. I didn't want to use the template, though. It's cute, but I wanted more picture space. I have a HUUUUUGE screen - 22" widescreen^___^ And if I'm going to scrap my desktop, it's going to have larger pictures than that template provided. Soooo...I made my OWN desktop template:) Here's the desktop I put on my computer and John's:

Kit - Kimi's Kreations, Ready for Sun (mini and addon)
Cloud Overlay - Delicious Scraps
Grass - Corinne, A Touch of Spring

And now for the template. Or rather, templateS. There are actually 3 PSD versions of this LO in the download: a 12x12 regular page, a widescreen desktop (1680x1050), and a regular screen desktop (1600x1200). Here are the previews:

You can download all 3 versions of template 33 here.

As always, I'd love to hear back from you and see your pages!! I need to go make a chocolate eclair cake (yes, at 2 AM - the prep only takes 5 minutes, then it just needs to sit in the fridge). The friends we'd invited over for Easter are coming over tomorrow (or rather, today) instead. Their kids were recovering from RSV last week, so we opted to delay our dinner party. We'll have homemade pizza - yum! Anyway, gotta go! Night!


  1. Thank you for the freebie!

  2. thank you! Love the placement of the pics!

  3. 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. 19, 2009. Thanks again.

  4. So cute! That is something I want to do once I get the time. I love having pictures of the kids on my desktop and one giant one doesn't always work ;)

  5. Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 19 Apr [LA 07:00pm, NY 09:00pm] - 20 Apr [UK 02:00am, OZ 12:00pm] ).

  6. Thanks for the wonderful template! :)

  7. Fabulous! Thank you!

  8. The tree is such a novel idea. Thanks for sharing the template with us!

  9. great templates many thanks

  10. 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] ).

  11. Oh how great! Thanks so much!