Thursday, January 28, 2010

P365 Week 5 ~ 2010 Freebie

Evening all,
Man it has been a crazy busy week with both of the older kids having before and after school practices for orchestra and the respective concerts. On top of that there was basketball practice and the game. Mix that with uncooperative weather and it turns into a real mess! Some things were postponed to the next night which led to multiple events on the same night and at the same time! I'm only one person! Some days I really wish I could clone myself, you know what I mean?

On the other hand the boyfriend and I went around town doing some look see car shopping this afternoon. Pricing things and seeing what we can get for our money. I want to trade off our van soooo bad! It's to big and is such a gas hog it drives me crazy! I need to be able to seat 5 and have enough cargo room for coolers and luggage for our trips and such. Our van seats 7 very comfortably but has little cargo room. We looked at everything from Jeep Cherokees to Cadillac Escalades. It was fun day dreaming over the Escalades. By the time I can afford one I won't need anything that big! The only fact I know right now is that what ever I get will be a 4x4.

In scrapping land...
I need to put a hold on the private requests guys. I have enough lined up to get me most of the way through February! You can still put a request in but please keep in mind that I wont be able to even think about starting them until late February. I don't want people thinking that I'm not doing there kit or anything it's just there is a nice little line ahead of you at this time! sorry!

Freebie P365 Week 5 Template ~ 2010
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no hot linking please
Thank you all so very much, and please, if you download take a moment to click or leave a comment. Each one means a lot!
Until next time...

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Captain 11

One man in each century is given the power to control time.
The man chosen to receive this power is carefully selected.
He must be Kind. He must be Fair. He must be Brave.
You have fulfilled these requirements, and we of the Outer Galaxies designate to you the powers of Solomon and the strength of Atlas.
You are Captain 11!
(This was the opening of every show for 41 years.)
I grew up watching Captain 11 and even got the privilege
of being on one of the shows. A dream come true for an eight year old!
Thank you Captain for making everyone you crossed paths with feel special.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Dave.
You will be greatly missed Captain!
Dave Dedrick
1928 - 2010
Until next time...

Monday, January 25, 2010

Template #230 Freebie

Freebie Template #230 Click the preview to download
no hot linking please
Thank you all for the sweet comments you have left over the last couple of days.
If you download,
Please take a moment to click an item or two. Clicking helps to keep things here free!
Don't forget to vote in our Double Template Poll!
Until next time...

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Double Template #61 Freebie

Boy oh boy what a weekend!
Yesterday the oldest more or less locked herself in the bathroom for the day. Doing and redoing her hair for the winter formal dance last night. Her and three of her girlfriends all went together.
Today I swear the kids were trying to send me to the loony bin! Pick, pick, nag, nag, fight, fight all day long. I swear it has got to be the weather! We just come out the back side of a nasty ice storm and now the snow and wind has set in. It is blowing wickedly out there!

While I still have you here, can I take a moment to ask you to please vote in our Double Template Poll?
Double Template #61 Freebie
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No hot linking please

Thank you everyone and I will see you all back here real soon.
Until next time...

Thursday, January 21, 2010

P365 Week 4 ~ 2010 Freebie

Welcome to week 4!
Boy was week 3 a rough week! But at the same time it has been very exciting!
We are all finally starting to feel like normal people again. Everyone is back in school and today I actually got out and ran some errands that were pretty needed after not doing any for the last two weeks! This evening the boy had a basketball game against his team from last year. We lost but we did a much better job at defense this game and the boys were able to keep the score in check and not let it be a run away game like the last few have been. We lost 31 to 16, but that is Awesome!!!
While I was out today I stopped and bought our MONSTER TRUCK tickets! Front row seats! Exhaust fumes, Horse power and destruction Gotta LOVE it! One week from Saturday! This will be the first time I have taken the youngest to them. Grandpa bought all the kids there own ear protection last fall in anticipation of this once a year event for us. Funny how I was able to buy tickets for the entire family for this event for the cost of just one ticket to see Disney Playhouse!
I'd like to say a special thank you to Ruby tonight. Ruby recently received a private request fan kit from me, and sent me a couple of layouts to show me how she used the kit.
Ruby they are fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing them with me!
And since we are on the topic of fan kits...
I have finished and sent off one special request kit and received request for two more over night.
Putting my to do list at three requested kits. I have also received a few new requests for the Blog Fan kits. I will up date the Fan Kit post tomorrow with the new request so you all can see whats coming up.
If you are looking for a time line... I don't have one. I work on kits when ever I have free time. Mostly after the kids are in bed for the night. I would normally say the turn around on a private request kit is about 4 days give or take depending on whats going on in my life and how extensive the kit is. Please be patient, I work on a first come first serve basis. Today other then correcting the error in the "Boston Red Sox Fan Kit" this is the first time I have sat down at my computer.
Now why don't we take a look at some terrific layouts that have been shared with us!
Our first one comes to us from Kathi ...

P365 Week 2 Template

Lara Payton Tattered papers bg10 (filled in the tag)

AcmDesignz AcmSGT paper 6 (top half of background)

Butterfly A9DJ (gold one on flower)

other 2 butterflies—don’t know

Victoria Ballerina

journal font: fixedsys

tag font: English111
Our next layout comes to us from Connie...

Oh how I wish I could get away from the snow! (we are expecting another storm this weekend)

If I could get there, could I stay with you Connie? (giggle)

Template #228
Kit: ccsfauxphnk by crazycakescraps
Alpha: "Fun in the Sun" by Dreamsfulfilled
Alright are we ready to move on to Week 4?
Freebie P365 Week 4 Template
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No hot linking please
Please keep clicking. I would like to keep things free but I do have to cough up the money to purchase new CU items. Freebies are getting harder and harder to find these days as I'm sure most of you know. I don't want to ask for donations or go through the hassle and expense of opening a store, All I'm asking for is a moment or two of your time.
I have learned that the adds will over time start to display things that you choose. It will start to display the more relevant adds that you folks click on the most. Clicking on the Scrapping adds will eventually make more scrapping adds display instead of the less pertinent things.
Thank you all so very much!!
Until next time...

Updated Fan Kit Link

Morning Everyone!
Just a brief note to let you know that the "Boston Red Sox Fan Kit" link is back up and working. There was a corrupt file in it that I have fixed. There were 150 downloads before the corrupt file turned up so please check your files! You may or may not need the updated file.

Thank you everyone see you back here tonight for our P365!

Until next time...

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Kansas State Fan Kit Freebie

Good Morning Everyone!
As to the question of "groups"...
Yes you may use my things in your groups!
Just remember to give credit where credit is due and no hot linking, Please send your "peeps" here to download things properly.
Thank You!
One more Question for you today...
We left off with Double Template #60 last year.
Would you like me to continue on with this series?
This morning I have our Next Fan Kit for you all.
There will be a brief break in these for the remainder of the week. Private requests come first and I have two that came in yesterday. I am truly honored when these request come in! There is something special about being allowed a brief glimpse in to these family's lives. Be it the joys and triumphs of a teen, or a memorial kit for a loved one. Each one brings me a sense of joy and peace that I can help someone, anyone in some little way.
Thank You!
K-State Fan Kit Freebie
Click the preview to download
You can also click HERE to see the previews of all the available Fan Kits along with there download links.
No Hot linking Please
Please help keep the freebies free!
I'm loving all the layouts! Please keep sending them in!
Until next time...

Monday, January 18, 2010

Template #229 Freebie

Happy Monday Everyone!
I hope the start of a new week finds you all well.
The little one is finally back to being herself and will be going back to school tomorrow. On the other hand the boy came down with it last night. Ugg!
I'm finally starting to snap out of it ( I think). I told myself this morning to take a shower put on some nice clothes and due my make-up. At worst I at least dressed as to how I wanted to feel verses the bum from the last couple of days. It seems to have worked. I managed to make dinner tonight instead of ordering pizza yet again and I also got the dishes done afterward! Ohh the pizza fiasco of Saturday night! It took them over TWO hours to deliver our pizza! I was sick and I was ticked off! NOT a good combination! When it finally showed up it was Fresh, Hot and it was Free! The next night they had it here in less then 20 minutes even after they told me on the phone it was gonna be 45 minutes.
I have a question for you tonight.
Over the last few days I have received a few emails from people asking to use my things in their "groups". I can't give this question an honest answer since I don't know what these "groups" are. I have never participated or belonged to a "group".
Would anyone be willing to enlighten me on this subject?
Tonight we have some truly outstanding layouts to share!
Our first three layouts come to us from Merry

Template #218

papers, frame, lace and WA from Creative Victorian Design "Esteemed Pedigree"

greenery, flowers, and branches from Creative Victorian Design "Naturally"

Creative Victorian Design "Esteemed Pedigree"
The lime papers are from NBK, "Strawberry Twinkle"
I absolutely love this one

Template P365 Week 2
Kit is from Scrappity Doo Dah by Joelle, "Old Winter Valley"
Jo Ann sent in this precious little angel

Template #44
Kit "Dots and Stripes Galore" by Kathy Ladle at The Latest Scoop, Too
Freebie Template #229
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No hot linking please
Thank you so much for all your wonderful comments!
Until next time...
Each click helps keep the freebies free!
PS.. I have sent out all the "Cozy Christmas" Add On Links today. Please check your email! If you did not receive yours please let me know asap.
PSS... For those of you having a hard time finding my email, it is located in the last line of the about me paragraph.

2009 Project 365 Freebie Links

Double Templates P365

I have decided to leave these up as long as possible.

Sorry everyone, These have now been retired. June 23, 2010

I will remove the links and state this on each pages posts with in the next couple of days.


Thank You all so very much for your comments!

You will now find a link to this post on the right in the Important Links section.

Instead of the really long individual list that was on the right.

Until next time...

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Dolphins Fan Kit Freebie

Howdy Everyone!
Me again with yet another Fan Kit!
The cough is worse then ever but the fog in my head is gone today. I'm tired of laying in bed but don't really have the energy to do much physically. What an excuse for playing on the computer all afternoon! The little one is doing just fine a little lingering cough but she has her color back and her eyes are twinkling again. She has spent a good share of the day playing transformers with her big brother.
Dolphins Fan Kit Freebie
Click the preview to download
You can click HERE to see all the available Fan Kits.
No hot linking please
Until next time....

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Boston Red Sox Fan Kit Freebie

Edit** 11:45 pm - 1/20/2010 ~ Link has been temporarily removed. I have had a report of a corrupt file and will be fixing this in the morning. I'll let you all know when the new link is ready. Thank you!
Edit ** 11:20 am - 1/21/2010 ~ The link has been fixed and "updated". Thank you for your patience!
Good Afternoon Everyone!
I finally have another Fan Kit for you!
This time we have the Boston Red Sox as our Freebie Fan Kit
I just noticed through my fog that I forgot to add one little statement to the preview.
"Drop shadows for preview only"
Click the preview to download
Or you can click Here to see all the available Fan Kits and there download links.
Don't forget to check out Digifree! A great new list of freebies everyday!
Thank You Everyone!
Until next time...

Thursday, January 14, 2010

P365 Week 3 Freebie Template

Evening all,
I'm here even though I must admit I really don't feel like it.
I took the youngster to the doctor this morning, Walking pneumonia is what the doctor called it. We got two prescriptions and told that if she gets worse or does not snap out of it by Monday to go back in. One is an antibiotic and the other is a cough medicine so she can actually get some rest. She actually got a good nap in this afternoon and then went to bed early tonight. She don't have much desire to eat but she does take a couple of bites here and there for me.
Dad is also sick but has different symptoms. ears plugged, sore throat, swollen lymph glands and weakness. I on the other hand have the cough that won't stop with just a touch of a raw throat. Not to good of odds for the two that are still well, just a matter of time till they get it. I just pray that Grandpa don't get any of this. When the kids get sick I get worried, when he gets sick I get scared. The last time he got sick it took me a week of watching him go downhill and finally I threatened him that if he did not call the doctor I was going to. He called and he still ended up in the hospital for a week over it. But he is still here and that is what matters!

Alright I'm tired of being sick and I'm sick of talking about it. Every conversation I have had today revolved around sickness. Let's move on to some happy things!

Tonight I have some Lo's to share with all of you. Our first two have been sent into us by my good friend Simona you can check out her blog Here.

Kit "In a Girl's World" by Scrapberry Designs

Template # (?) I'm to tired to figure this one out tonight. Anyone who can come up with the correct Template # for this within 24 hours will receive a New Template from me! Leave your response here on this post complete with an email address or you can email me your Information and the Template # you think it is. Get your answers in by Midnight Friday night/Saturday morning central time and those of you who are correct will receive the (reward) template Sunday Morning.

Kit "Jour d'Hiver" by Azur Scrap
Template #225

Welcome to week 3!
How many of you are staying up to date with P365?
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No hot linking please
Your comments really lift me up when I am down and encourage me to keep chugging along! I know things will get better. The questions are when and how. I know that when one door closes another opens. Finding that open door is the current goal.

Until next time...

PS.. Sorry, all that was probably a bit to much information, but just saying it seems to have lifted a weight off my shoulders.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Update ~ sicky, icky, yucky

Hi guys, just a little note to say I'm still here. However the sick bug has been running around our house this week. icky! The little one has given it to both her dad and me! I know there are some of you waiting for an email from me and one that has a private kit coming. The kit is more or less done I just need to get the preview together for it. Every time I sit up for more then a couple of minutes at a time my head just starts pounding away and almost makes me nausea's. Hopefully this will pass soon! The little one had gone back to school Tuesday and Wednesday but she has sprouted a small fever this evening so I think I've about had enough and will be calling the doctor in the morning. The children's cough medicine has not done her a bit of good. It has been ten days for her and this cough, if it was a regular cold it would be subsiding on it's own by now.
The P365 template will go up Thursday like scheduled, I already have the first 3 months of templates made for that! But those of you waiting on kits and or emails, I'm sorry, It might be the weekend before I can sit here for any length of time and get caught back up.

Don't forget about Digifree! Always a fantastic list of freebies there!
Thank you for your patience and support,
Until next time...

Monday, January 11, 2010

Template #228 Freebie

Evening Everyone!
Our weather has finally decided to turn around. Saturday morning it was -26 degrees and 36 hours later on Sunday afternoon it was 22 degrees above zero! Today it hit a whopping 20 and later in the week we will be getting a tropical heat wave! yep above freezing! Problem is with frozen ground where does all the melt water go? Around here this time of year... in peoples basements!
Although school was back in session today the little one was not feeling well so she got to stay home. It's the first time she has been sick since her first birthday. She has had a bad cough all weekend and then last night she sprouted a fever of 102. A dose of Tylenol and a restless night for the two of us but the fever broke this morning and she has been running around ever since with the exception of taking a really long nap this afternoon. Even the cough has subsided. It's looking like she will be going back to school tomorrow.
Nani sent in this fabulous layout for our January Participation Challenge.
Lions Fan Kit ~ minus the logo and and trademark things
Full credits can be found Here.
Freebie Template #228
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no hot linking allowed
Stop by Digifree for an awesome new freebie list each day!
I truly wish I had some control in what the adds show. Some of them have nothing to do with scrapping digital or paper wise. If I could at least make them pertain to crafts I'd even be OK with that, but I can't.
Thank you for all your wonderful comments. I've been going through some rough times this past month and they really keep me going. They are the light at the end of my tunnel some days. Thank You!
Until next time...

Thursday, January 7, 2010

P365 Week 2 ~ 2010 Freebie

Brrrr... It's down right frigid out! So much so that they canceled school today due to the 50 below wind chill! We are on the backside of the first storm of the new year. We got another 6 inches of snow yesterday. So for the season we are almost at three feet of snow and that is way higher then normal! They are also expecting us to break our record low tonight. That record has stood for over a hundred years! 30 something below zero not counting any windchill! (I just got word that school has been canceled for Friday also due to the cold.)

Even with School being canceled we were still up and out before 8 am for the little ones first Dental visit. I didn't think she would go along with the x-ray bit but she was a little trooper and did everything asked of her. She even demonstrated her brushing technique for the dentist. No cavities but we will be looking at braces down the road for crowding issues with her permanent teeth and overbite. That also means that all three kids will be doing the braces thing. The oldest just got done with hers at the beginning of the school year. The dentist said it is most likly due to genetics since all the kids will be having braces at some point. I never had braces, I had some crowding that impacted my wisdom teeth and I had those removed after I acquired a really nasty infection in one of them. I am still dealing with some of the after affects from that infection. The first half of the restoration took place in the summer of 98 if you really want to know about it I did blog about it. (nasty times)

The rest of the day we just hung out and played some Wii. I did some reading and worked on a new private request kit. I should be back to the fan kits next week sometime. Just before dinner tonight I got a wild hair up my butt and decided to make my first ever batch of fudge! Over all it's not to bad, the chocolate could be a bit stronger. My biggest fear was that it would be all grainy and nasty but nope, this is just melt in your mouth creamy! The kids loved it!

Tonight we also have a "Cozy Christmas" Layout to share with you.
This lovely one was sent into us by Karen.
Thank you Karen!
Karen will be receiving our Add On to Cozy Christmas on the 17 and she will also receive our January Participation gift !
You can still get your "Cozy Christmas Add On"! All you need to do is send in a LO using the Cozy Christmas Kit that Michelle, Simona and I made for you.
Deadline is January 15th!
You can find out more by clicking HERE.
Before we get to our freebie tonight and start off the second week of our new year. I would like to share this email that my father sent me this evening.
A Story to live by:
There was a blind girl who hated herself because she was blind. She hated everyone, except her loving boyfriend.

He was always there for her.

She told her boyfriend, 'If I could only see
the world, I will marry you.'

One day,
someone donated a pair of eyes to her. When the bandages
came off, she was able to see everything, including her

He asked her, 'Now that you can see the world, will you marry me?'

The girl looked at her boyfriend and saw that he was blind.

The sight of his closed eyelids shocked her. She hadn't expected
that. The thought of looking at them the rest of her life
led her to refuse to marry him.

Her boyfriend left in tears and days later wrote a note to her
saying: 'Take good care of your eyes, my dear, for before
they were yours, they were mine.'

This is how the human brain often works when our status changes.
Only a very few remember what life was like before, and who
was always by their side in the most painful situations.

Life Is a

before you say an unkind word - Think of someone who can't speak.

you complain about the taste of your food - Think of someone
who has nothing to eat.

you complain about your husband or wife - Think of someone
who's crying out to GOD for a companion.

before you complain about life - Think of someone who died
too early on this earth.

you complain about your children - Think of someone who
desires children but they're barren.

you argue about your dirty house someone didn't clean or
sweep - Think of the people who are living in the streets.

whining about the distance you drive - Think of someone who
walks the same distance with their feet.

And when
you are tired and complain about your job - Think of the
unemployed, the disabled, and those who wish they had your

before you think of pointing the finger or condemning
another - Remember that not one of us is without sin.

And when
depressing thoughts seem to get you down - Put a smile on
your face and think:
you're alive and still around.
Tonight's Freebie P365 Week 2 ~ 2010
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No hot linking please
Stop by Digifree for a great list of freebies offered daily!
Until next time...

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Freebie Template #227

Template #227 Freebie
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no hot linking please
Don't forget to stop by Digifree!
Until next time...

Friday, January 1, 2010

New Year and a New P365 Freebie

Happy New Year Everyone!
Don't forget to get your "Cozy Christmas" LO's in!
You have until January 15 to earn your Add On.
All you have to do is submit a Layout using any of the parts of "Cozy Christmas"!
You can find my part Here, Michele's Here and Simona's Here.
Challenge runs until January 15 and the Add On gift will be sent out on the 17.
Today we start a New Year and our new P365! As you recall over the last couple of months I had asked for your ideas and comments on this new Project 365. From your responses I have decided to go with single page templates for this time around. Some of you were saying that trying to fit a years worth of Double Templates in to a book was a bit of a challenge. In order to be able to cover as many people as possible this years Project 365 Templates will come in 3 sizes: 12 x 12, Landscape and Portrait.
We are once agian fortunate that my dear friend Michele has agreed to do our Template conversions again this year. Each template download will contain psd and psp files! Click the preview to download
No hot linking please

One last thing today while we are talking about the Project 365.
It's a new year and we have a new p365 series, so on January 16 (Saturday), I will be retiring the P365 Double Template series from last year.
If you have not downloaded them yet get them while you can! I will not be bringing these back to the blog any time soon.

Don't forget to stop by Digifree!

Until next time...