Friday, December 24, 2010

Quick Page - I Love You

Merry Christmas!

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

Word Art - 4 Bible Verses

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This is the final collection of Word Art pulled from my 2010 monthly photo gifts. I hope you're able find a place to implement these verses into your designs!

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!

Word Art - 4 Bible Verses

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I should probably be much more strategic about how I share these.... uploading one per day, creating a kit. I don't know -- there are probably a million better ways to share it. But that takes strategy and planning... and that's just not me! :)

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!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Project 365 Templates

By show of hands, how many of you participated in Project 365 last year? Raise those hands high!
My hand... not up.
I wanted to participate, really I did. I blame it on not having an iPhone. I also blame it on not having a plan.
I still don't have an iPhone, but for 2010, I do have a plan. I hope that by sharing this Project 365 freebie with you, you'll also be able to document your year!
The inspiration for this design was from the monthly photos of my kids that I make each year for my parents. I love the 4x6 format, because it's so easy to just print them off as photos and add to a standard album. I also kinda dig the little date stamps I created for my kids and have converted them for this purpose.
I hope that my take on Project 365 is versatile enough to fit your needs, yet provides a standard and cohesive look for your album, however you choose to use them. Included in the 25MB kit are the following:

  • 365 Black Date Stamps -- Each month has its own PNG file, and there is a stamp for all 365 days of the year. I've consecutively numbered them -- and double checked my dates / numbers to make sure that I didn't miss any. The text around each stamp reads "January 1 Project 365" -- obviously each stamp will have its own date and corresponding number of the year.
  • 365 White Date Stamps -- After creating the white background with black overlay, I thought the inverse might also look nice. If you would like a different color, simply open the PNG file, choose "Layer Styles" then "Color" and choose the color of your choice for the date stamp.
  • 2 Black Lined 4x6 PNG Overlays -- one for the left side, one for the right side
  • 2 Black Unlined 4x6 PNG Overlays -- one for the left side, one for the right side
  • 2 White Lined 4x6 PNG Overlays -- one for the left side, one for the right side
  • 2 White Unlined 4x6 PNG Overlays -- one for the left side, one for the right side
Below you'll see examples of each of the 8 overlays. Under the samples, you can see exactly what it is you'll be downloading.
Please CLICK HERE to visit 4shared and download Project 365. Enjoy!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Word Art - Psalm 34:5

Last one for today! :) I hope you've enjoyed my little spurt of scrapping energy. I believe I've got 3 months of 12 down -- so 9 more to go. Where applicable, I'll continue to share the word art with you.
For now, enjoy a grin from my boy, who was 3 when this photo was taken.

To download the PNG file, PLEASE CLICK HERE or on the word art itself.


Word Art - Matthew 13:16

I wish I could say I was on a roll today... and to a degree I am. However, one more layout, and I'm out of layouts to which I'm adding verses. That simply means I must put together more layouts if I'm going to finish a year's worth of photos in time for Christmas gifts!

I hope you enjoy this one and have some beautiful eyes in layouts so that you can find great uses for it! You can download by clicking the word art, or CLICKING HERE TO GO TO 4SHARED.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Word Art - Psalm 91:11 - Angels

I'm on a roll! Two freebies in one day! :) Watch out world. I used this word art for 2 pictures of the kids doing basically the same thing. The beauty of it is in the book they will be no where near each other (20 pages apart!), so hopefully no one will realize immediately that they're complete duplicates.

I thought Psalm 91:11 was the perfect verse for snow angels; I hope you do too!
You can DOWNLOAD FROM 4SHARED HERE. You can also click on the word art to get the link.

Word Art - Proverbs 12:10 - Animals

Every year I give 4x6 photos to my family -- one for each month of each child. I've been compiling them in a 2-up photo album that allows us to look at each child's 1st month, 2nd month.... 40th month side by side to see the similarities in each one at each stage. It's really quite a fun book to see the comparison!

One of the things that I add to each page is a Bible Verse that I try to apply to the theme of the page or the look on their face. As I work through them, I'm likely to end up with some word art, which I plan to share with you.

Here's the first page I'm working on, and the corresponding Word Art.

To download the PNG Word Art file, please DOWNLOAD HERE from 4shared.

As with all of my freebies, they are for personal use only. Please don't add them to a quick page or something similar and distribute them as part of your work. If there's ever a question, please just ask (make sure to include your email in the comment, as I'm unable to respond without one).

Monday, October 25, 2010

2011 Calendar

Wel... Another year is upon me. And another year where I'm going through the internal debate about whether or not I'll do a calendar. I'm over a year behind on my scrapbooking, so the idea of a calendar seemed kind of daunting.

1) They're my standard Christmas presents. Without them, what would I do?
2) Someone asked. :)

So I got to work. I wanted to do them different than year's past. The result, and I'll apologize in advance, is ridiculously large file sizes that require you to download 4 separate files to get them all -- and each file is between 100-150MB. SO SORRY!

However, I do hope that they've provided you some flexibility as well. Here's a preview of what you'll be getting. I really love the style of a large background photo with a textured / washed out overlay -- it's kind of my "go to" scrapbooking style, if you will. So that's what I've tried to create for you.

Let me give you an idea of some of the features of these calendar pages (which may explain the reason the files are so big!)

- You can customize your colors. The background colors are their own layer, so you can choose the layer that best speaks to you the color of the month, or the color that best coordinates with your chosen photos.

- The texture layer is already set to "overlay" -- so you just have to drag your favorite photo into the layer between the background and the texture layers (marked in each file), and the effect will be applied for you.

- In years past, I've had requests for things other than Bible Verses. I personally want Bible Verses, and since I'm creating this for my own gifts, that's what I've included. However, I've made them their own layer, so should you prefer to remove them, that's easy for you to do.

- The "Frame" layers are movable and interchangeable. I've included a separate download just for the frame clusters if you'd like them. However, they're on each of the pages as well -- both ways work.

This approach almost is more of a quick page than a template -- not typically the direction I go. But I do hope that you enjoy it. Included in the downloads are some instructions for how to manipulate your large photos to make it work well with the texture overlay.

I've had people request in the past if they can use my calendars for gifts or church / school fundraisers. The answer is yes. However, I do request that you don't sell them as your own, and that you don't sell them to make a profit for yourself. That permission is granted for the printed calendar only -- not individual bits and pieces of the kits.

I hope that you enjoy it, and those who you're giving the calendars do too! I'd love to say I'll be back with some templates...but I can't promise anything. I do have a few scrapbook pages that I could probably convert to templates.... but honestly, I'm hunting for templates and quick pages right now, too, simply to catch myself up! My goal is to complete 2009 in time for Christmas gifts.... but I'm still on June. Who else needs life to slow down just a touch!?

Alright, so here are the download files. Again, my apologies for the large file sizes.

If you'd like the elements only, those can be found HERE. They are only 3MB. Go figure! :)