If only I could say I was truly retiring at 37! :)
Instead, I do have to say I'm retiring from digital scrapping. I'm sure it's no surprise, seeing that my last post is a year ago.
I had a couple people reach out to ask about the annual calendars I typicaly design at about this point. Truth be told. I'm still on 2009 trying to catch up. I've decided that my 2010-2012 photos are going to just be bundled into a photo book (i.e. no scrapping included), and then MAYBE I can keep current. But that's a long shot.
I still love digital scrapping, and one day I really hope to return. However, I work full time, have 2 kids whose school and sports schedules are only going to be getting busier, and I've got a wonderful husband and life that need my attention too. Digital scrapping has been the thing that had to give for a long time -- this is simply making it official.
I'm not going to take down my site or the freebies that are currently there. I will say though that I don't check the emails too often, so those tend to get lost in the black hole of cyber space.
Thank you to everyone for the continued support you've shown me. I want you to know everything is fine - wonderful in fact! And I do hope to one day be back!
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Long time no scrap!
I wish I was saying that just to be cute.... but truly, it has been a LONG time since I've scrapped. I do miss it, and I'm about 2 years behind. But I figure it's more important to MAKE the memories than to hole myself away scrapping the memories. I assure you the photos have been taken and I'll catch up one day....
In the meantime, I've had a few people ask about the calendars. I always debate whether or not I'll do them. Truth be told though, they're also what I give for Christmas gifts, so I NEED to make them for my own list to be completed!
So.... here they are!
Here's a little example of what they look like with my family tucked into January. We've since moved completely out of snow country -- if it snows where we've moved, they may just kick us out of town!!!
I've given you a couple different options from which to choose. The first is a 12x12 option (at 300dpi). Obviously these can easily be shrunk down to 8x8 or maybe even smaller to make CD case calendars if you'd like.
To get your 12x12 download, please CLICK HERE.
The second option is an 8.5x11 option. This is the option I use, and I typically have had them printed at ArtsCow.com -- they're reasonable, the printing is good, and while the transit is a LITTLE LONG, I'll take the cost savings. If memory serves, shipping was exorbitant, so look for a free shipping code. The 8.5x11 option has a little bit more detail. I've added the "memo boxes" with interchangable titles -- memory verse, to do, special days, birthdays, memo, etc. Use one I've provided, or make up your own.
I've also included a Bible Verse for each month, which is standard on my calendars. It's removable should you choose. This year, I've also included quotes by various Christian authors, and these are on the "date block" pages.
To get your 8.5x11 version, please CLICK HERE.
I hope you enjoy! As we pass Halloween and enter into the holiday season, may God's richest blessings go with you!
Friday, December 24, 2010
I sit here in my family room. Christmas Eve church service thoroughly enjoyed. New tradition of Christmas Eve pizza filling our bellies. New Christmas pajamas keeping us cozy. "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" playing on the DVD player. Kiddos snuggling in our lap.
Aaahhhh... I love Christmas.
I pray you all are enjoying it as well!
Tonight I'm sharing with you a quick page I made a couple months ago. I didn't have any journaling with this picture -- just the kids messing around making "I Love You" in sign language. So I thought it would be cute to find multiple translations of "I Love You" and add it to the page. I couldn't begin to tell you which languages they are -- but so long as the translater page I used was correct, the words should be too! :)
I will give the heads up that this is an 8x8 template at 300dpi. It will print fine at 12x12, or you could do some fun layered papers under it, if you'd rather.
The Quick Page can be downloaded from 4Shared by CLICKING HERE.
Thursday, December 23, 2010
The final 4 verses are also contained within one zip file. The verses are as follows:
Top Left: Surely there is a future and your hope will not be cut off. Proverbs 23:18
Top Right: When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. Isaiah 43:2
Bottom Left: But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:31
Bottom Right: He made the moon to mark the seasons, and the sun knows when to go down. Psalm 104:19
To download this 4 verse collection, please GO TO 4SHARED. Enjoy!
My side of the family held an early Christmas about 2 weeks ago. I burned through and finished these gifts -- they're my favorite gifts to give. I do believe they were well received as well.
I kind of fell off the wagon in sharing these Word Arts. But I've hopped back on the wagon... so I'll keep sharing.
Included in this zip file are 4 different Bible Verse word arts, represented in the photos above. The verses are:
Top Left: The flowers appear on the earth. The time of singing has come. Song of Solomon 2:2
Top Right: Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin, and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Matthew 6:28-29
Bottom Left: The will will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat... and a little child will lead them. Isaiah 11:6
Bottom Right: Your beauty should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight. 1 Peter 3:4
You can head over to 4Shared to download all 4 in ONE ZIP FILE. Enjoy!