Sunday, December 28, 2008

Template 262


Template262-DittersDoodles.zip

This template doesn't show it but the ribbons around the block are in 4 pieces to overlap. Look at the included layout to see what I mean. Place your photo under the light green single block frame layer. Replace the button with a gift bow for a more festive look. Perfect for those santa shots.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Template 260


Template260-DittersDoodles.zip

One of these layers/png's is an instruction about the green layer. It's split into two so you can achieve the overlapping look so it's important to add your papers and clip them to these parts and not move them.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Template 257 With Bonus Quick Page


This zip file has the template, completed frame and a completed quick page. It does not contain the two grunge overlays I used to make the quick page. The flower overlay is. If you don't like the pink, just adjust the color.

As always, two choices of hoster to download from:

Download From Filefront

Download From 4shared

Monday, December 22, 2008

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Update - Stretching Posts

Well, we lost our battle with our home. Our landlord didn't pay the mortgage. Despite paying 2x the amount for rent that the landlord was supposed to pay for the mortgage payment, the bank still wanted us to move. They want a vacant house on the market. I guess our money isn't good enough for them, they didn't even do a credit check, refused to actually. We have to be out on Christmas Day. Yeah, that's what I said but it had some 14 syllable cuss words in it too (kept those in my head because I have little ears around and it wasn't very lady-like).

Since our family is so large and with no savings left, we don't know where we are going to go. I'm going to stay with friends with my children all going to someone in their family (my "un-in-laws"). I can't keep them with me. 2009 is going to start out a lot tougher than 2008 ended.

The closest thing to decorating for Christmas was my freebie blog! We are in the middle of moving, the decorations are still in the attic. Today the winds were really bad, 20 to 30 mph gusts blowing around the 11 inches of snow we got in the wee hours of Friday. The wind chill was -10 F (yes, MINUS). We didn't get anything accomplished so we chose to spend the day as a family cooking up food that will otherwise go to waste and played video games. It was fun, but sad at the same time.

What does this mean for you? I won't get my calendar templates up until the end of the month. I'm doing both years, '09 and '10. I have them started, not going in order only because of the brushes I have available at the time.

This also means templates might go from every day to every other day. I won't have internet for some time and will be trying to make what I have last until the end of January. As of this post I have thru the 29th done, 28th scheduled. None for January.

Doubt I'm going to raise the store prices back up from the 12 Days of Christmas sale. If I do raise them, it will be lower than the original price.

While I'm unplugged, I can work on some kits and find those other projects I haven't completed yet. I got uninspired and bored, somewhat frustrated, so I decided to shelf them until I wasn't having a block anymore. And I really need to feed the freebie folder back up so when I return I can get that blog a hoppin'!

I will try to find an internet connection from time to time to check in, but you can always contact Tammy (Bunchie) if you have any major concerns. I will be speaking with her by phone on a weekly basis. She has all of my templates. If a link has gone bad, she can fix it.

Have a safe and Happy Holidays, and for those that aren't offended - Merry Christmas!!

Template 255 - 8.5x11


Filefront Link -or- 4shared Link


The bonus element is a box with a glass cover. There's a template frame too if you don't want the box. Make sure you take note of the inspiration layout.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Template 254


This one has a grayscale flower element and metal beads. You can go here to learn how to colorize these.

Filefront Link -or- 4shared link

Friday, December 19, 2008

Template 253


Filefront Link -or- 4shared Link


This template comes with a bonus paper and completed elements (the stars). NOTE! The paper is not inside the layered files (xcf-psd) because it made those files so huge. The zip was 100 megs! It's 18 megs now. Strange, huh? First, I had a layout for the inspiration for this template so it came up randomly. But I think with many of our soldiers that have been blessed with being home for the holidays, this is a good template to put your newest photo in. I had fun making the paper even though the coloring had me a bit frustrated. I didn't want to change the flag colors but wanted the burned antique look. My Constitution image was stark white.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Template 252


This is the last template "not named". After this, all parts of my templates will have DDTT on them for Ditters Doodles - Totally Templates. You could always take my template files and just put them in a folder with my name on them to keep them separate from others too. That's what I do. But for those that don't, you won't forget now.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Template 251


This template has several layers. The large lines around the edge and across are one layer, creating the four blocks. Then there's another layer for the center block edging. You could easily have just the four blocks instead of the 5th in the middle.

Download Template 251 From Filefront

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Template 250 - CU


Here's another striped commercial use okay template. Many layers make up the pattern for the background. Merging layers will make it simpler if using fewer colors or papers. PNG's are included with this.

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Monday, December 15, 2008

Template 249


The oval is layered in two parts.

TIP: Put parents in the oval, kids in the blocks.

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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Template 248


Download Template 248 From Filefront


Maurine: Melanie font can be found at DaFonts and Marker Fine Point can be found at Urban Fonts.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Template 247 - Sneak Peek - Bits of Info


First, here's your sneak peek at the next 9 templates.
Temp 255 is an 8 1/2 by 11 page.


freebie
Download Template 247 From Filefront



I used items from my Korynne Kit for this layout. The staples aren't included. Fonts Melanie and Marker Fine Point.

I am glad all of you are enjoying these templates and they have been working out for you. I have gotten many emails and comments about them. I will make sure I keep them coming. I'm going to work on 253 and 254 tonight before I go to bed (I am writing this at midnight 12-11 on a scheduled post). I won't forget to name them as requested.

For those that don't have Gimp, you can delete the xcf file. I put it in the same file since there are more and more people using Gimp and the file is smaller than a psd. I will only break up a file if it exceeds 20 megs for the template, putting the xcf file in it's own zip.

Want to hear something funny? Today I was cleaning an office building that has been vacant for some time. Spiders have moved in and it wasn't cleaned when the last tenants moved out. Well, I was having problems with the vacuum cleaner so I tore it apart. Wouldn't you know it, there was 2 pencils over 4 inches long and a Hot Wheels car stuck in the hose. I had previously used it on my furniture. I wish I had my camera with me. Life with boys.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Template 246


Download Template 246 From Filefront


Today is the start of my 12 Days of Christmas sale. Prices have been lowered for the holiday, for only 12 days. Just click on the store link. It'll take you to my blog that details the store items, then the blog will take you to where you can purchase and immediately download.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Quick Pages From Templates

Tammy (Bunchie) has created several quick pages, most of them using my templates, from my store kits. These are going to be available starting today over at the Freebie Vault.

Template 245 - CU


This one is more of a diagonal plaid maker template than a layout template. I've always had a bugger of a time making diagonals. Png's are included.

COMMERCIAL USE to make your papers is okay!! Profit or not.

Download Template 245 From Filefront

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Monday, December 8, 2008

Template 242

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Another striped page maker for you guys. Have fun!!

Download Template 242 From Filefront

4Shared link added by bunchie

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Template 241

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Download Template 241 From Filefront

4Shared link added by bunchie

BELLE: (In response to a previous template) If you don't use stripes often, then create your stripes from the same color but different lightness and darkness, called monochromatic. This allows you to have a stripe but it's muted down so it's not busy.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Template 240

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Download Template 240 From Filefront

4Shared link added by bunchie

BRENDA: It has been asked before about me naming my templates with my name in them. I responded to it about a week and a half ago. Since all of these files have been uploaded, posted and scheduled in advance, it won't take effect until Template 253. Until then, you can rename or just tuck all of my templates in one folder under my name. That's what I do. I collect a lot of Janeal's templates and Monica McGill's, so they have their own folders. Sorry for the trouble. I've been designing for going on 3 years now and this is the first I've been asked, and twice in one month, lol!! I'll change my habits.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Template 239 - CU

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A lot of work went into creating these striped layers. You can use it for other papers. Each color is a different layer, light tan is the whole background. Commercial use available to create striped papers.

Download Template 239 From Filefront

4Shared link added by bunchie

WAIT!!!
Want more of my templates? Check this out, and they are FREE!! Hurry and go bling up your blog (well, after you grab this great template, then go... )

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Template 237

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The stripes continue for a full page. You can use this to make other papers.

Download Template 237 From Filefront

4Shared link added by bunchie

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Template 236


The tears are the best I can do. I know many designers have them - try those.

Download Template 236 From Filefront

4Shared link added by bunchie

Monday, December 1, 2008

Template 235

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It might be easier using the paint smudge as a mask.

Download Template 235 From Filefront

4Shared link added by bunchie

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Template 234

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The line is a white chalk line. Recoloring is okay but it doesn't work so well with clipping to papers. Photo blocks not shown in preview.

Download Template 234 From Filefront

4Shared link added by bunchie

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Template 168 PNG file

Here is the link for template 168 png file. Sorry it has taken me a little bit to get to it. bunchie

Template 233

freebie
Download Template 233 From Filefront

Same template, 4shared link.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Template 168 - LOL!!


Better late then never! I couldn't post this because of it's size (dial up) and then it got shoved to the side. I'm still a dial-upper but have found ways to get some things online. I noticed when posting that there's not a png set with this. Maybe Tammy will add it later, but the Adobe and Gimp layered files are there. It's a template I got stuck on because when I scraplifted my own layout it didn't look right as a template. So it's a back paper and a floral doodled layer. The floral is a colored gradient. I think adding glitter, or using layer modes to overlay or color burn this to a full sized photo would be cool. Most layer modes will show the gradient, even though it is subtle.

Here's your Filefront download link for 168.

Template 231

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Download Template 231 From Filefront

Same template, 4shared link.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Template 230

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There are some completed elements included with this template. I couldn't resist! The doodle on the frame isn't connected.

Download Template 230 From Filefront

Same template, 4shared link.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Sneaker Peeker

sneak peek
Here's the previews of the next series of templates.
Click pic for full details.

Template 229

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I added the drop shadows to add appeal to this template but then chose to leave them with the package. Those layers are set at an 80 opacity. Change it if it's too dark for you.

Download Template 229 From Filefront

Same template, 4shared link.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Template 228

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The words "our circle of life" was included as well as the font names if you wanted different words. They are on separate layers too.

Download Template 228 From Filefront

Same template, 4shared link.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Template 227

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Loads of fun here. You can add a photo to the long block and the mini-block or use them for journaling and put your photo on the wave border layer, putting the date in the mini-block.

Download Template 227 From Filefront

Same template, 4shared link.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Template 226

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The letters are included and are on a different layer from the alpha backs. The background consists of one solid layer and one striped layer. You could delete the dots and tuck florals beneath the large photo for almost a wreath effect. Great one to convert over to a Thanksgiving or fall theme. There's enough room to have a photo of the dinner table and then journal along the photo on the right side. Using monochromatic colors that are almost the same shade will allow you to keep the stripe but not cause a conflict with the journaling.

Download Template 226 From Filefront

Same template, 4shared link.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Template 225


This template can easily be altered into a full 12 inch page. Simply center the template layers onto a 3600 pixel canvas or stretch your canvas to 3600 and center the "image". Don't resize image or you'll mess up the dimensions of the elements.

Download Template 225 From Filefront

Same template, 4shared link.

It was asked that I put my name on the actual files instead of just on the folder. This is something that I can do. However, thru template 252 they won't be since these are already uploaded and posts scheduled in advance since I never know if I'm still going to have internet. I'm just going to add DDTT to the title so not to have a super long file name. Some programs will actually chop file names and some simply won't open them. Gimp adds %20 if there's a space in the name and Scrapbook Factory says there's a corrupt file. DDTT simply stans for Ditters Doodles Totally Templates.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Template 224

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Each color in the ribbon is a different layer. You could always make these as gems or rivets. The dots I used are beneath the ribbon and aren't truly centered.

Download Template 224 From Filefront

Same template, 4shared link.

Today is the last day of the half off sale in the store. I have extended the sale until Midnight EST tonight, then the prices go back to normal.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Template 223

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This template is like the last one in regards to the dots. I can see this one used for swimming, blowing bubbles, fish or just plain silly kids.

Download Template 223 From Filefront

Same template, 4shared link.

There wasn't any sales in the store for yesterday's half off sale. I have extended the sale until Midnight EST on the 20th, then the prices go back to normal.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Template 222

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Each different color is another layer. You can merge the 3 dot layers together if you only want one color of dot. The dots continue beneath the photo block.

Download Template 222 From Filefront

Same template, 4shared link.

NOVEMBER 50% OFF SALE:

Today the 18th, for ONE DAY ONLY, everything in my store will be 50% off.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Template 221

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Another one of my wacky templates with tons of photos or papers.

Download Template 221 From Filefront
4Shared link added by bunchie

NOVEMBER 50% OFF SALE:

Tomorrow the 18th, for ONE DAY ONLY, everything in my store will be 50% off.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Template 220

freebie
Download Template 220 From Filefront

Same template, 4shared link.


NOTE: I realize 4shared is now making you log in to leave a comment. If you don't want to, I understand. Pretty soon they might make you log in just to download! I might actually disable comments on 4shared. You can leave comments here without having to log in, however if you have a scrapblog, signing in to comment will link back to you and allow myself and others to follow you back to your blog.

Saturday, November 15, 2008