Sunday, December 28, 2008

Template 262

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

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:

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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

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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.

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Friday, December 19, 2008

Template 253

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Monday, December 8, 2008

Template 242

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

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4Shared link added by bunchie

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Template 241

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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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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

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.

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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

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

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Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Template 236

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

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Monday, December 1, 2008

Template 235

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

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