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Saturday, September 27, 2008

Midterm Madness

It's that time again. Midterms. I despise them. And I'm sick which makes me tired all the time. Can't. Get. Out. Of. Bed. :(

I know I haven't posted in awhile, so I just wanted to check in and post a couple of quick freebies. Two 8.5x11 templates for you today. I will hopefully be back next week with more.

Here are the previews for today's templates:

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Something New

So I have a template for you today but not of the usual variety. Sunburst (or sunray) papers seem all the rage right now, and I found a tutorial on how to make it. I tried it for myself and thought it was very easy to do. The template today is the result. The triangle I used didn't have a sharp point at the top, so I was able to get an actual circular "sun" area from where the rays spread out.

There is a layer for the base paper and a sunburst layer that can be moved around to your desired location. After that, either clip papers to the layers or fill in with the colors you want. Then you can play around with things like opacity, texture, blur, etc to get different looks. I think it's pretty nifty. Oh, and if you don't like the "sun" area, you can do a couple of things. Either move the layer so that it does not show on the page or hide it behind a photo. Or if you're feeling up to it, try making your own paper using a pointed corner triangle. I promise it's super easy.

I have both 8.5x11 and 12x12 sizes for this template. Here is what they look like:

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Looking Back

My scanner has arrived, and I've been informed my laptop has been shipped. It should be here by Monday. Super exciting! I wanted to do a test run with my scanner, so I pulled out some old photos and negatives. I tried scanning in a couple of negatives (which is really neat!), but ended up spending most of my time just looking through the photos and reminiscing. I absolutely love looking back at old photos. I suppose that's one reason I like scrapbooking. My boyfriend commented on one of his old pictures, "Wow, was I ever really that young?" Time goes by so quickly, you have to remember to enjoy today.

And today, I have one set of 8.5x11 sketches, one set of 12x12 sketches, and one 8.5x11 template for you. Here are the previews:

Also, for those of you who downloaded my second set of 8.5x11 sketches that I posted here, I just realized that the image said sketches 1a-5a when really they are 6a-10a. I've fixed that, so you can download the correct version if you wish.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Double Take

Today I have two 12x12 templates and one 8.5x11 template for you. Each 12x12 template is actually one side of a two-page layout. They are based on a layout I did several years ago. The 8.5x11 is, as usual, just converted from a previous 12x12 template. Here is what they look like:

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Geek Happiness

I'm so excited! I just bought myself a new laptop that I've had my eye on for over a year now. It's a Lenovo ThinkPad X61 Tablet. Here's what it looks like:

I love that I'll be able to input things into my computer by writing. I've always found that writing helps me remember things better than typing does. And it's a wonderful bonus that I'll be able to use it for scrapbooking as well. I think one of the first things I'm going to do when I get it will be to use my own handwriting to create a font that I can use when scrapbooking!

For my birthday, my boyfriend and some friends also all chipped in to get me a scanner that I've been wanting even longer than the laptop! It's the Canon CanoScan 8800F, and here is what it looks like:

It can scan in 35mm negatives which I'm all about. I would love to be able to get all my old pictures onto my computer! I've seen other people rave about their Epson scanner, but I'm very much a Canon girl. I have 2 Canon digital cameras and a Canon printer that I love. My first printer ever was a Canon inkjet which served me well. Later on, we had an Epson printer that took 10 minutes to warm up, no joke. It would make all sorts of crazy noises before it would start printing. So back to Canon I went.

I think the next thing I need to get is a color profiler for my monitor. I've used Adobe Gamma, but I think I want something a little more. I'm currently looking at the Eye-One Diplay LT or Display 2 or the Spyder2 or Spyder3. If anyone has any opinions on these (or any others), feel free to share.

Well, enough about that stuff. Here are two more 8.5x11 templates for all of you:

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Short and Sweet

I have three downloads for you today. There are two 8.5x11 templates and one 12x12 template (another multi-photo layout!). Here's what they look like:

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Happy Wednesday

Hi all. I have two downloads for you today, one 8.5x11 template and one set of 8.5x11 sketches.

Here are the previews: