Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Template 34 and Emma's Goldfish

I participated in the speed scrap on ScrapMatters today. It's the first time I've done one over there. It was really fun! Britt made a cute alpha for the participation prize, and she did an awesome job hosting. It started at Emma's normal naptime, but since she slept in and didn't finish breakfast till 11, lunch and nap got delayed a bit. We went to the park in the interim. We got back 30 minutes into the speed scrap. I jumped right in and got my page done with time to spare! It was awesome. These were our instructions:

1) Pick your photos. Today we'll be scrapping happy photos. Any number you want, but they HAVE TO BE very happy photos!!
2) Pick your papers. I want to see you stack at least 3 papers. No less than 3. Solids, patterns, whatever you want. As long as your page base is at least 3 stacked papers.
3) Arrange your photos on the paper stack. Then, choose a small element (or shrink one down) and repeat it on your page at least 8 times, if not more. It can NOT be a staple!
4) Add some string or bows.
5) Add something that looks hand drawn. A borderline, a doodle, a font. Anything that looks hand drawn.
6) Time to title the page. Use 1 alpha for your entire title (you can use a font too if you really need to). Use an alpha that you've haven't used in a while, but that you HAVE used before.
7) Embellish however else you wish. Journal at least 2 sentences and date your page.

And here's what I did with them:

Kit - Chelle's Creations, Make A Splash (Design Star round 4)
Alpha - A Work in Progress, Brit Pop
Goldfish - Paula Phillips Designs, Love My Pet

Today's template is my speed scrap LO. Template 34 is a single page LO in PSD format. Here's the preview:

You can download it here.

I love hearing back from you! I've been getting so many awesome comments lately - you girls rock:D Thank you!! Now I need to get started on my elements for our upcoming blog train. I know what I want to do, I just have to DO it;)

We still don't know what to name Emma's goldfish. Any suggestions are welcome (as long as they're appropriate of course).

Anyway, that's all for now!! Night all!


  1. Thank you for the freebie!

  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 Apr. 21, 2009. Thanks again.

  3. Cute! We may get fish this summer. We got some after we got married but they all died within two weeks..... so first, we will get them from Pets-mart, and second I am going to read up on how to take care of them better! I named one of my fish (from a long time ago) Iggy, short for ignoramus. He was really stupid so I looked up "stupid" in the thesaurus and came up with a good name from that... may not help much, but it's an idea :) The fish we had when we got married we named some of them after characters in Star Trek and one of the other ones was Darth Vader because he was all black and all the other fish were scared of him.

  4. If your fish were my fish, I would possibly name "her" Goldylocks because the way the gold is looks like long, curly, blonde hair :)

  5. Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 21 Apr [LA 07:00pm, NY 09:00pm] - 22 Apr [UK 02:00am, OZ 12:00pm] ).

  6. Thanks so much for the template and I love your layout! You could name the fish "Hush" after the
    fish on the Sprout channel. If you've never seen it, it's a 24/7 childrens channel that my grandbaby watches. They have a fish that they say goodnight to on the goodnight show called Hush the fish. It's a wonderful channel for little ones.

  7. Great templates. Its nice when they have more than one picture. Thanks for sharing. You do really nice work!

  8. Thank you so much for this template. Exactly the template I was looking for.

  9. This is such a GREAT page! By the way, which font did you use for your journaling? I LOVE it!

  10. Thanks! I made a fun layout: http://scrapsndoodle.blogspot.com Thanks for the download!

  11. Wonderful template! Thank you!

  12. 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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