Wednesday, July 23, 2008

July and it is HOT plus a Freebie

Well the Mid-summer heat is with us, and of course down here on the Gulf Coast we have to worry about Hurricanes. Thankfully they are rare, but right now Hurricane Dolly is giving us a much needed cool day with a little rain thrown in. It is my hope that the folks that are in the 'Eye of Dolly' are not in any serious danger. I am sure the farmers in the Texas Valley are looking forward to the rain, but not the winds. There are so many areas in the state that have had little or no rain all year, that this will be a God Send for them.

In June I went to Portland Oregon to meet up with some long time friends, and did we ever have a great time. As usual I packed enough clothes for a month, but with the weather differences I had no idea what I would need. First day we needed a jacket, the next was very balmy, Saturday was downright HOT. Then on Sunday, one of the girls and I drove down to see the Coast, and no one thought to tell us it would be COLD down there and we almost froze our rears off, but it was well worth the cold and the long drive. I got some wonderful photos and had a blast playing catch-up with old friends, so hot or cold, it was well worth the money and time.

I was so bored yesterday, I had to find something to fill the day and I thought why not make a freebie. I belong to a group of Aspiring Designers (you can find out more about them HERE )and each month they put together a wonderful collab kit. Let me tell you it is HUGE and though there is always a theme, the kit is very diverse. July's kit was called Backyard Playground and it has so many elements and papers you could scrap the whole summer just using that kit. Anyway, before I get too carried away talking about the kit, let me say I used items from that kit to make 6 Bragbook Pages and that is my freebie for today. There are lots of beautiful BB pages out there but most are a little too 'girly' for those rough and tumble Boys in our lives, so that is the direction I took. Here is the preview you can either click on the preview or there is a download link below.

Download HERE

Hopefully some of you can use these, I know I'll be adding photos to them soon of that little Rascal in our family, Mallory.

As August nears the girls at ADSD are working on a new kit, with a Zoo theme and come August 1st, there will be another Blog train to get all the parts to it. There will be a list on the different blogs of the Designers that have goodies for everyone and it will be posted early on the August 1, so be sure to check for it. I have seen some of the previews and again I am totally blown away by all the great things these ladies are creating for the Digi-Scrapping community.

Well it is time for another cup of coffee, so I think I'll say Bye for now,



Maria said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 23 Jul [LA 11:00pm] - 24 Jul [NY 01:00am, UK 06:00am, OZ 04:00pm]).

Kim's Scrappin' said...

The BB Pages look FANTASTIC Lois!!! Thanks for using parts of my kit in them :)

Margaret said...

I'm going to use these to make a book for my mom of her 4 grandsons! Thank you for sharing your creativity.