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Saturday, January 27, 2007
A Dreary Day & A New Sketch Challenge
It's a dreary day here today, with drizzling rain off & on and the temperatures steadily falling. Sometimes I think I would rather have snow than rain in the winter. It would certainly mean a lot less mud to deal with, lol.

Sketch Challenge #6 is posted at GDS and will continue until February 9th. Here is a preview of the layered template we will be working with:

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Here is the layout I based this template on:

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Journaling: You are developing your own unique personality. You have mastered the pout to express your displeasure. You were jumping on the trampoline with your cousins. They weren't giving you a turn as often as you thought they should, resulting in the POUT.

Credits: Serendipity by Miki Ferkul (Microferk Designs), available at Scrapbook-Bytes. Fonts: Take Five Plain, PC Diva.

I hope you have time to stop by & give this challenge a try. As usual, there will be a posting bonus for all who complete a layout using this template.

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Monday, January 22, 2007
Forever in Blue Jeans Add-On
Today's Daily Download at GDS is an Add-On to my Forever in Blue Jeans Pagekit. Remember, the daily download is only available for one day. Here is a preview of the add-on:

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I have several new designs in progress. Some more alphas, some template packs and a couple of pagekits. I hope to find time to put up some more blog freebies as well. In the meantime, you'll have to settle for my daily download each Monday at GDS. Well, that's it for now. It's time for me to be teacher for a few hours.


posted by Alice @ 8:46 AM   1 comments
Friday, January 12, 2007
Sketch Challenge #5 with Free Template at GDS
It's been a long day & I'm late getting the new Sketch Challenge posted. This challenge includes a free layered template designed by me and I hope you enjoy using it. Here is a preview of the template:

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The template is available as a layered psd file or as a zipfile containing individual png files for the necessary layers. The template is based on a layout I did a few months ago:

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Credits: Nicolette by Miki Ferkul (Microferk Designs) available at Scrapbook-Elements. (Hue and saturation adjusted on some papers and elements.) Fonts: GE Coterie Script, LD Scriptive.

I hope you can find time to stop by and give the Sketch Challenge a try. As always, there will be a surprise posting bonus for all who complete a layout using the template.

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Tuesday, January 09, 2007
It's a beautiful frosty morning here. Hubby is suffering with an abscessed tooth and will have to endure a root canal. Other than that, we are doing pretty good. I found some time to scrap yesterday & put together this layout using an older Christmas pic.

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Credits: Velvet Vision by Miki Ferkul, available at Scrapbook-Elements; Flourish from Art & Soul Brush Set by MaryAnn Wise. Fonts: Savannah Script, Tektron Pro.

Round 1 of the GDS Supreme Team Competition ended yesterday and there were some awesome layouts submitted. Congratulations to all who chose to enter! My Sketch Challenge is still open with a free layered template for your use. I hope you can find the time to drop by & at least say hello.


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Thursday, January 04, 2007
Is It Only Thursday???
This week feels like it is just dragging along. It seems like it should be the weekend by now & it's only Thursday. Both girls are under the weather with a nasty virus & I woke today with a splitting headache. So that should tell you how my day is going. Not to mention the cold drizzle outside. It could be worse though. The temperature could have fallen last night & we would be buried in ice and snow instead of rain.

Claribel is in the store now. You can see the preview in the post below. Look for a coordinating alpha soon. Also, while you're at GDS, check out the gallery. The first round of the Supreme Team Competition is in progress and there are some awesome layouts being posted.
posted by Alice @ 9:59 AM   0 comments
Tuesday, January 02, 2007
Last Chance!
Today is the last day of the storewide sale at GDS. All products in the store are discounted 40%, including new products.

And today is also the last day to sign up for the GDS Supreme Team Contest. We are looking for 10 creative people to form the Supreme Team, our store CT. We are having a chat tonight at 9:00 pm EST to kick off the contest and answer questions. If you haven't signed up yet, head over to the GDS forum & sign up. Each round you will receive a kit to work with. The first round will receive Claribel, a new kit designed by me especially for this contest. Here is a preview:

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In addition, Tara Parks has joined our design team and she has created an alpha to coordinate with the Claribel kit for the contest. We are excited to have this competition & hope to see a lot of creative layouts!

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posted by Alice @ 11:06 AM   1 comments
Starting a New Year
It seems like last year just flew by and here we are welcoming a new year. I don't make New Year's resolutions, but I do have some hopes for this year. I hope my family stays healthy and happy. And that whatever changes may occur, that we can adapt and grow. I also want to wish you and your family a year of good health, peace and prosperity!
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About Me

Name: Alice
Home: Oklahoma, United States
About Me: Hi and welcome to my first blog. I am a SAHM, married to my soulmate Randy, for 21 years. I am mother to JoAnn 11, Daniel 10, Doris 9, and Matthew, our angel baby. I've only been digi-scrapping a few months and have quickly become addicted. It is an awesome way to combine my love for family, digital photography and graphic design. See my complete profile
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