Thursday, June 12, 2008

Shadowboxes - Commercial Use Freebie!

Commercial Use Elements and Template

9-Compartment Shadowboxes
-FREEBIE-
 
Well, you did it!  I promised that when one of my goals was met (1000 hugs, 10,000 visitors, or 1000 downloads of a kit), I would reward you...and I now have 1150 hugs on my hugs counter, so it's time for a thank-you treat for you!  :)
 
Today's freebie is for personal AND/OR commercial use - I have created a shadowbox with 9 compartments, perfect for displaying smaller elements in your layouts.  For designers, it may be a nice way to display items in your previews!  The shadowboxes are JPEGs at 300 ppi, and are all 12x12 so that you can use them as a background paper if you like, or size them down as needed.  I have included 4 shadowboxes:  cherry, dark oak, light oak, and a grayscale version you can use as a template and recolor to your liking.
 
I have amended my commercial terms of use:  basically, I have tried to make them as flexible as possible for you.  (See detailed TOU in download.)  Credit is appreciated, but NOT required unless the design is offered in its unaltered form in a product for sale (so that nobody thinks either of us pirated from the other).  You MAY even redistribute the fully-colored versions (just not the grayscale versions) in their unaltered form, as part of a larger kit.
 
 
Click here to download.
 

 
Notes for the day:
Please, please, please send me examples of anything you have created with my work -  I would love to post them on my blog if you permit!
 
We have been very busy lately, trying to resolve what arrangements will be made for the foster children after my surgery on July 7th.  We had hoped to have them still live here, but with family here to help.  We fought as hard as we could for that, but the Children's Division insists that they be in "respite care" for the first 3 weeks of my recovery, meaning that we will still technically be the foster parents, the kids will live somewhere else.  I worry how they will handle the separation, and hope that they won't lose ground with the emotional and developmental progress they have made with us.  But, we will be allowed to visit with them and intend to do so as much as possible so they know we haven't abandoned them.  So, if you could send good thoughts or prayers their way, it would be appreciated!  I guess this means I'll get even MORE time to make goodies for you!  (Of course, I can't justify that unless I also spend some of my extra time catching up on non-exertional  housework and organization - I'm years behind in filing, and I have a big craft area to clean - won't be needing those traditional scrapbooking supplies now that I've seen the light of going digital!
 
I'm working on more CU freebies for you, which I intend to use as rewards for reaching more of my goals.  So, keep those warm fuzzies coming - comments, e-mails, hugs, new subscribers to my newsletter, or C-box messages all make me happy...and feeling very happy puts me in a very generous mood!  ;)
 
Hugs to everyone, and thank you for visiting,
Jeanie

47 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this gorgeous box. I gave you some hugs

Andrea said...

Thank you so much for the box! It is beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Thank you!

liz

Sheila said...

Thanks SO MUCH for the shadowbox! What a great resource this will be. Left you some hugs, and I'll be back again!

Debbie said...

This is just awesome! Great ideas for useage too. Thanks you so much for sharing your creations with us.

Anonymous said...

Love the shadowboxes! What a great gift! Thank you so much!

Awwww, my heart breaks that the kids will have to leave for the 3 weeks. I know they will worry about you so much. Also, it really ticks me off that Child Services would do that! I have been close to situations where a child was definitely being abused but they wouldn't take them out of the home. I won't get started on bureaucracy cause I worked for state gov. for 19 years and I left because of the underhandedness of it. Wish I could wave a magic wand and make everything right!

Big hugs to you and your family!

Aunt Anne

EAL Designs2 said...

Thank you so much for the gorgeous boxes they're wonderful, and I can't say enough how much I appreciate that they are CU.
Hugs, Lisa

Anonymous said...

Many thanks - Haven't used boxes before -should be fun.

Rachbabe said...

WOW!!!! It's kind hearted talented people who help the not so talented l (like ME) put together such nice layouts, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart, you're AWESOME :)

Tina said...

Thank you for the great shadowbox, this is great.

Maria said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today.

Judy said...

Thankyou for the the fabulous shadowbox. Aww so sad to hear the children have to be put elsewhere for the 3 weeks......sometines it makes you wonder whether the Child's Service really knows what's best. Hope all goes well with your surgery and will pray for you and the kids well being.

Dawn said...

OK, I resent the lo I made from the gorgeous and fun Love of Lemons kit that you made :)
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers...I just know that you and you husband will find a way to make the realize that it is only temporary and that you are NOT abandoning them. Maybe they'll even think of it as a bit of an adventure! I'm confidant that they know how much you love and care for them and that, in itself, can get them through so much!
Have a fantastic night/day and thanks again for sharing all of your hard work and talent here with us!

Dawn (Dawnabelle)

Teri said...

thank you so much and I pray for your quick recovery so that your foster kids can be back with you.

Terebene said...

Thank you so much!

Michelle from MD, USA said...

Jeanie,

You give us the KEWLEST freebies! Thanks! All the best to you and yours during your recovery period. Maybe the kids won't have to be away for a full 3 weeks...try to make it a speedy recovery, okay?

BIG HUGS,
Michelle

cla said...

Such a great freebie - thank you and best wishes to you for a speedy recovery and to your foster children for good places to be while you mend.

Elizabeth said...

I am certainly sending thoughts and prayers your way for your children and you. With you preparing them and telling them what is happening I'm sure they couldn't feel abandoned. Maybe the caregivers could give them little somethings every day from you, that you have packaged and left with them in advance? A card or small gift, just an idea! Real and virtual hugs!

teaching_texas said...

Oh, thank you so much. These boxes are wonderful!

witchypoo said...

Jeanie !! I am over the moon to receive this as a CU Freebie thank you so very very much. God Bless You and Yours !!
With HUGS HUGS HUGS AND MORE HUGS !!! lol

Alnimema said...

Thank you so much for these shadowboxes! Love it! :)

Erika said...

You are truly amazing Jeanie and you have one of the biggest hearts possible. Sorry you didn't win on the issue of the kids. I won't start or I won't stop.
These shadow boxes are amazing. You are so talented.
Big hugs
Erika

Sharon aka Scrapcat4914 said...

TY so very much for these FAB boxes!!!!!!!!!!!!
Will add you & your family to my prayer list!!!!!!
HUGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Beth said...

These are WAY too cool. Thank you so very much for them.

Kirsty said...

Thankyou so much for these wonderful boxes.
I have nothing but respect for you for being a foster mum/family, you are giving a child/children love and a secure home and a chance in life, that sometimes they dont get, you should be given a purple cross!
My thoughts are with you and i wish you all the best for your surgery!
Sending you hugs from across the pond
Hugs
Kirsty from the UK
http://harryandtatesmum.blogspot.com/

aprilthescrapaholic said...

HI, I just went thru some of your love of lemons stuff...such cute designs and I love that It revoved around lemons...you did a wonderful job..thanks so much for the downloads.

Lisa said...

The shadowboxes are fantastic, thanks so much!! I'm sure that the love that you and your husband have shown the kids will carry them through the 3 weeks of separation. I know you will miss them as much as they will miss you. You all will be in my prayers.

BobbieLou said...

These are awesome! Thank you so much for your generosity!

fl_connie said...

Thanks so much - this is so generous of you!!! ((Hugs))

Becky said...

Love your boxes! Thank you!

You know, I often wonder about the government thought process. If they were your own children would you send them away for 3 weeks?? No, probably not. You would get help and they would be there to help and love you through. I am sure they will be fine with your visits and guidance, so try not to worry and get well fast!

Scrappy Cats said...

Thank you so much this is awesome

Beth said...

The shadow boxes are beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing!

Scraps of Candy said...

Thanks so much. I have said a prayer for the children and you to both find comfort during this time of separation.

Satori said...

You are a star, thankyou so much for your lovely work!!!! I left you a few hugs too, you deserve them. I hope your recovery is swift and that you have your lovely kids back very soon ((hugs)).

Vicki said...

Thank you for the shadow boxes - I've never used one before, but am definitely going to give it a try. I may include it in one of my freebie kits so that others can try too! Hugs.

Suz said...

This is so fantastic!!!! Thanks for sharing your stuff!!!...♥Smooch♥...
Suzee Q's Stuff

Theresa Cullen said...

Thanks for sharing!

Lori Crouch said...

I so appreciate the shadow boxes, which I've been looking for. Thank you so very much. And be assured that good thoughts and prayers are coming your way for the sake of the foster kids.

Christelle said...

This is going to be stunning! Thanx for sharing.

Scrapping Mom of 5 said...

I'm a little late finding this so hopefully you children are on their way back home by now. Thanks for the shadow box its very nice.

cinmcw said...

Thank you so very much for sharing your lovely shadow boxes! I am a nic-nac person and of course, just LOVE shadow boxes to display my collections! These are awesome!

Mrs. M said...

Thank you so much for the wonderful shadow boxes and all the other great freebies you've shared.

I'm praying for you and your family - especially for the little ones who will be separated! When my 6 yr old son was in the hospital years ago we let his 2 yr old brother tape a message for him. We carried the recorder back and forth and they talked to each other. It helped both of them endure the separation. In fact, I still have the tapes [now on a CD] 37 years later. :)

Get well, and lots of hugs to you.

Sunnigal

M u s s said...

Thank you!!
{{{hugs}}}

Deb said...

Wow, thank you for the lovely shadow boxes!

Rachel said...

Thanks so much for sharing your talents...this will make my designing much easier!

Sue said...

These are marvelous shadowboxes! Very creative! Thank you very much for sharing them. :)

lj said...

Thank you kind lady. I think you make lovely items and to share even more kind. Best wishes to you and your family. :) Lj

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