Monday, June 23, 2008

Hard drive overload!!!

Some LO's to share...
and an explanation...
and a little tiny freebie...
Sorry I've been away so long...believe it or not, my laptop got SO full that I couldn't even create a new Photoshop document!  So, my freebie plans went on hold for a while (we were out of town, so I couldn't transfer files to my external hard drive).  My SWEET husband got me a little present - a portable drive!  It's not a jump drive (which is all I asked for) - it's about 3x5 inches and 250 GB, but can fit in a pocket and doesn't even need its own power supply!  ( I named it "PocketBrain") I'm not sure whether I was a techno-geek before, or if marrying him made me one...but if this isn't romance I don't know what is!  He went to a HUGE, fantastic electronics store he'd never been to, and he came home with this amazingly thoughtful gift and NOTHING for himself!  I never thought I'd find such a wonderful man.  (BTW, the printer he got me for our anniversary is fantastic, too - I can print pictures and have the colors look just the same as on the monitor!)  
Anyway, I've spent the last couple of days trying to figure out how to best reorganize my digiscrapping stuff so I can make freebies again - and I've cleared out almost enough space.  I just had to resign myself to the fact that I'm going to do a lot more designing than scrapping my own photos, so I might as well put the wonderful freebies I've collected on the "PocketBrain". 
So, while I get my hard drive cleaned up sufficiently, here are some adorable layouts sent my my visitors:

This one is from Dawnabelle, using my "For the Love of Lemons" series.  Dawn has her own blog now, and created a really cute birdhouse - to visit and download her awesome freebie (CU, nonetheless!) - click HERE!


Next, Amy of Fostering Creativity has made these sweet little invitations, also using "For the Love of Lemons," as well as "Yard Sale" and a little golf ball I made for her.  To see more of Amy's designs, please visit her HERE.  After e-mailing back and forth with Amy, I decided to make all of my designs available for scrap-for-hire and scrap-for-others.  However, some of my designs used actions or templates made by others, so please wait for the official announcement  to use my designs for such purposes - I still need to hear from a couple of CU designers...

So, here is your tiny freebie to tide you over until the bigger ones (which are on their way, I promise...) - this is a golf ball.  Yes, that's it.  No preview, no nothing.  Just a golf ball.  (See Amy's invitation above for what it looks like!)  Can you tell I feel inadequate just giving you this?  LOL I'll make it up to you VERY soon!  

Click HERE to download the golf ball...




Lisa said...

Never feel inadequate with what you give's free! LOL

As for the hard drive..I used to burn everything to disk until I got really frustrated one day and just about threw my computer out the window! So my gorgeous hubby snuck out and did the exact same thing yours did!! haven't we got GREAT men.

If it helps at all..I put all my stuff in folders..called actions and templates..then in those folders I have separate folders for different designers. I don't download or purchase anything that isn't for CU cos that just gets confusing and can lead to TOU breaches..

Then when you find/buy a new tool you can just place it straight into the correct folder...then just copy that one over to your external drive.

I find this much easier to keep track.


Elizabeth said...

That sounds like love to me!

Maria said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 24 Jun [LA 01:57am, NY 03:57am, UK 08:57am, OZ 06:57pm]).

Lisa said...

How sweet is he! Love the layout!

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