Monday, September 3, 2012

Speech Bubbles

Got some free speech bubbles for you! They're also commercial use, so feel free to use some in your kits. There are two of each: blank and with messages.



"Sakura" Template

Sakura is the Japanese word for Cherry Blossom. Some of you already know, but my family and I used to live in Japan. We were in the Air Force and stationed at Camp Zama. My husband and I met and got married over there (at the American Embassy in Tokyo) and our daughter was born there (at Yokosuka Navy Base). So you could say I have a fondness for all things Japanese!

I also have a fondness for my baby girl. I used this template to create a Title page for a scrapbook that had previews of the photos that were contained inside. It turned out real nice I think. :D



Friday, August 31, 2012

"Zoom" Template

I'm back!  I was taking a class and my daughter was home for awhile, so I had a lot keeping me busy. I hope to get a few more templates and freebies to you this weekend.

I created this template because  I wanted to have two views of a photo - a regular view and a close-up. I saw a bunch of really nice layouts with it too, some with zooms and some without. All very cute. I hope someone can still get some use out of it!

A few years back, we were traveling back to Dallas from my Godmother's house. It wasn't even that cold, but it was pretty chilly for April. It started snowing!  I mean, REALLY snowing! Of course it didn't last long, but wow, what a beautiful sight it made because all the Bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrushes were already in bloom. My daughter took several pictures and I really like how they turned out.

Also, please keep the people of the Gulf Coast in your prayers. So many were just getting back on their feet again, and this happened.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Ultimate Font Collection

You've seen them, I'm sure. Ray Larabie's fonts are everywhere! He's been making fonts for literally decades. In the past he was okay if you used them commercially, but I always felt guilty for doing it. He did want to be paid. No more! Now he has added his free fonts to a HUGE collection of commercially licensed fonts for just $20. I'm getting mine on payday!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

"On File" Template

I loved this template, and saw quite a few very cute layouts with it. The wordart and pen are included, so feel free to use them in other layouts as well.

My baby girl in her Sophomore year of high school. She's now a Junior in college!

Monday, July 16, 2012

WordArt - Graduation

Got a graduate? I made these wordarts a long, long time ago. Like, ages ago (okay, five years ago). There's been a lot of graduates since then I'm sure! Hope you can use them.

Unfortunately, I can't remember the fonts I used. Sorry about that. All are PNG with transparent backgrounds.


MP3 Player Template CU!

I have a CU freebie for you. Remember when iPods were all the rage? I made this template to make iPods. Of course, then we had iPod Touch, and then iPhones, which didn't look anything like these. A bit out of date? Maybe. But I think they can still be useful. Just put a pic of your little pop star in the window. Enjoy!

Red Chipboard Alphas

Let's continue with the alphas. These are just caps, and I used Atomic Cupcake's chipboard action to create them. I think I made them too small, but maybe you can use them on smaller projects.  The font is called Boris Black Bloxx and can be found here.


Duct Tape Alphas

A long time ago, in a blogosphere far, far away, I did a contest. I had a couple of "rocker" kits that I did when I was still learning to design and I gave these alphas away as the prize. They're not the best quality, but of course, I didn't know that back then. I thought they were purdy darn good. I made them with REAL duct tape!

But they're usable! And free! I'd love to see what you do with them. Redneck layouts anyone?


"Dog Tag" Template

Yeah, so.... still awake. I did this template because a friend of mine did a pet kit. It's called Dog Tag, and of course it can be used for animal pics, but for everything else too. I didn't put anything "pet" related, except for the tag, and that's pretty universal. No bones, fish, etc. So be creative!

I miss this little guy. Love you Domino, wherever you are!


Sunday, July 15, 2012

"Big Ol' Flower" Template

It is so dang hot in my house right now!  Our Air Conditioner died early Saturday morning. We had a guy (a cousin's husband) come out and he figured out what was wrong right away. He said he couldn't get the part until Monday, so we're sweatin' it out until then. Lots of fans blowing, but it's still not comfortable.

Thus I am still awake...


So I decided, since I'm awake, I'll post a couple of more freebies for ya. I'm still posting templates I did back in 2007, so expect a few more in upcoming posts. This one is called "Big Ol' Flower," and I'm pretty sure you can figure out why. I needed a multi-photo layout one day, and this is what I came up with. Like it? If so, let me know.

And feel free to send me your layouts. :D

Big Ol' Flower Template


Saturday, July 7, 2012

"Blessings" Template

One more post for the night. This one is called Blessings. I think I did it around Thanksgiving, but I'm sure we all appreciate our blessings all year 'round, right?  Do you remember the song from the movie, White Christmas?  Love Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney!

When I'm worried and I can't sleep
I count my blessings instead of sheep
And I fall asleep counting my blessings
When my bankroll is getting small
I think of when I had none at all
And I fall asleep counting my blessings

I think about a nursery and I picture curly heads
And one by one I count them as they slumber in their beds
If you're worried and you can't sleep
Just count your blessings instead of sheep
And you'll fall asleep counting your blessings

I guess you can probably tell by now that my daughter is the main subject of all my layouts. :)

"Inspired" Template

Another early template, called Inspired, allows you to add up to four photos. And I managed to get a second photo in the main area. This template should inspire you to be very creative! Enjoy.

My pretty girl!

"Guitar" Template

This is the first template I ever made! My daughter is a music fanatic. In fact, she's a theater major in college, and is interested specifically in musical theater. She even has an album out (see below for a special offer!). 

I've done several layouts with this template, but I won't post them all. I even flipped it for a double page layout. That was really cool, but it was for someone else, so I didn't keep it.

Download (Link fixed)

So, my daughter and her friend Travis have an album out. You can get six songs for just $3. Since she's a poor college student, want to support her? The music is AWESOME. You can preview 5 of the songs before you buy it. Plus, I'm posting a link to a free song. They're just singing over karaoke on the free one, but it's pretty good.

Buy this album for just $3 and support two starving artists in college. Please? IN FACT, if you buy the album, send me your receipt showing you bought it and I'll send you a coupon for a free kit from my store (more stuff will be added soon).

And here's the free song:

Baby Journals

I created some journals in pastel colors. I thought they'd be good for baby layouts. Put the baby's weight, birthdate and time, welcome to the world messages, etc. Great for Spring and Floral layouts too. All are .PNG format. Enjoy!

Doodle Stitches

If I remember correctly, I used an Atomic Cupcake action to make these. I am really going to miss her! Thankfully, I bought a lot of her actions before she retired. It's hard to believe I made these five years ago this month. Wow.

Enjoy these!

Wire Mesh Overlays

Here are some wire mesh overlays. They're some of the first things I ever made, but I think they're pretty good.


"Hangin' Around 1" Template

I did several "Hangin' Around" templates. This was the first one. I changed the fonts from the original template, and the new ones are:

Big Noodle Titling


I saw some CUTE layouts with this template way back when. Much better than mine for sure. If you have (or make) any, send them to me and I'll post them here.

*Updated to 3600x3600

"My Old Ribbon" Template

Another one of my old templates, when I was learning how to make ribbons. The template is slightly updated - I added the flourish, which is from a Photoshop brush collection here:

Very cute stuff at that site, you should check it out!

Here's an old layout I did with this template. I'm a genealogy nut too.

Love this picture of my baby girl! Ain't she purdy? We took some photos for a portfolio last year when she was auditioning for The Glee Project auditions. She didn't make it, but I got some good pictures.


Flowered Papers

This is a collection of papers I did for a sale at a scrap site that no longer exists. I'm now offering them free. They're personal, S4H, and commercial use, so enjoy!

Friday, July 6, 2012

"Porthole" Template

This template was pretty popular, I think because the quote is just so wonderful. I wish I knew who said it. It says, "I dropped a tear in the ocean, and whenever they find it I'll stop loving you, only then."


Nautical themed kits are not required, of course, but I used one. Feel free to add your own quotes too!


"Faith, Hope, Love" Template

This one's called Faith, Hope, Love. Feel free to change the wordart, or remove it altogether.

Wow, I can't believe how long ago this was! My baby girl is in college now!

"All About" Template

I'm going to post some of my old freebies. This is a template from 2007 called All About. It is a PSD file, plus it has some word art. The font used is called Phank, available at

The text says, "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no records of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perserveres. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7"

Here's a layout I did of my daughter using this template.


Redoing my blog

Be back soon, hopefully with working links.