Saturday, November 14, 2009

Sharin' some layouts { a free template too }

Hey did you all enjoy DSD activities last weekend?  I hope so!  I sure did!  It was a fun time.  I hope you took advantage of the awesome sales, fun games, and the freebies out there in digi-land.
Here are my DSD layouts.  This one was for Heidi's scrap by numbers game at the Funky Playground.
I used a couple of Christmas kits sold at FPD The first one is by Sarah Jones called "Fabulously Festive," and the second one is called "Funky Joy" by Wendy Page.  The images below are linked if you want to take a closer look. 

My second DSD layout was for the template challenge by Amy Melniczenko.  She is the guest designer at FPD this month!  She has some really great templates in the shop.  She had this awesome template for the template challenge, and I snagged it up and made this layout.  It is our baby getting some smooches by his daddy.
I used Miss Tiina's new kit called Sweet Tweets.  I love the blues and the doodle-y frames in the kit.  The preview of the kit is below.  The image is clickable.

Here are some things I have been working on for Funky Playground Designs.  

Last year we got a ton of snow!  We don't get over an inch or two ever and we usually only get one or two snow days.  Last year we got over a weeks worth of snow.  I was amazed that we had over a foot of snow in our yard.  The whole city was shut down for days.  Here is a layout of my son sampling an icicle!
This was my first time using something by Daniela Austen, and I loved it.  I liked how the kit was mixed with many different types of elements.  I used Valorie Brown's wired alpha.  It is a really cool alpha, and I love how it looked when I shadowed it.  It looked like real metal.

I also used a template from Amy Melniczenko's Funky Sampler pack

I have also been doing some layouts for Valarie Ostrom Designs.  I loved how this one turned out using Shabby Boy.  A collab with My Creative Pixels Designs.  Here is my "Hard Workin' {little} Man."
The image below is linked so head over to Sunshine Studio Scraps and take a closer look for yourself.  It is a kit packed with all kinds of cuteness!

My boy looked so cute in a Santa hat.  This is him a few years ago.
The kit is Valarie Ostrom's newest release, "Home for Christmas."  She teamed up with MoonIsGone Designs from DigiScrap3 to create this sweet, homey-feeling Christmas kit.

As soon as I saw the kit "Through The Patch" I wanted it, and lucky for me I am a guest on Valarie Ostrom's Creative Team, so she gave me the kit to make this layout.  I had some perfect photos for the kit.
This is my sweet baby just last month wearing his cute pumpkin hat in a field of pumpkins.  The kit is by Valarie Ostrom and Sweet DigiScraps.  I really wanted to put that cute scare crow onto my layout, but it just didn't fit.  I guess I will just have to do another page so I can use him!  I really love the kit!

I just made this layout this morning.

I used Valarie Ostrom's contribution to the designers collab at Sunshine Studio Scraps

Here is Valarie's portion.  I thought it was really cute!

To thank you for looking at my blog post, (and maybe even considering purchasing things from "my designers") I want to give you a free template.  I hope you like it and can use it.  Thank you!! I really enjoy all of you that visit my blog
And of course a comment would be lovely!!Smileys

 Here is the template~

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 I hope you all enjoy the rest of the weekend, and are out doing something scrap-worthy!


  1. Thank you for the template, Amy! I can't wait to use it. I love those kits by Valarie Ostrom. I CT for Sunshine Studio Scraps, so I got to work with some of her stuff lately too. I LOVE 'Shabby Boy' & 'Through The Patch', and I love the pages you did using them. You're little guys are just too cute!

  2. Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 4 post on Nov. 15, 2009. Thanks again.

  3. Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 15 Nov [LA 04:00pm, NY 07:00pm] - 16 Nov [UK 12:00am, OZ 11:00am] ).

  4. Thanks so much Amy! I love your layouts and just WOW!
    Thanks for the template too I gotta snag it!!