Monday, February 19, 2007
I have this template for you today and it has some grunge overlays in it. I thought it would be fun. I made the grunge brushes from pictures I took of the brick on the front of my house! The brushes turned out great, but I live in a neighborhood where everyone watches everything that all the neighbors do. I admit, I'm guilty of it too! I guess it's just a safe neighborhood. For example, I created a lot of "chatter" in the neighborhood when I put up our Christmas lights, instead of my husband! I guess no one had ever seen a woman put up Christmas lights??? Anyway, I'm sure I generated some more "chatter" as they watched me take close up pictures of my house! I love it! Here is the template for today. The file is really big, so I had to break up the downloads!
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Password is in the sidebar!

Eek! I hope I didn't mix any of the files up! Here is what I did with this template. My daughter complained that I never use stars in her scrapbook, so this is for her!

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Credits: Papers by Kirsty Wiseman
Photoshop styles: Rune Gold and Silver (stars), Kelly's Ocean (stitching)
Font: Curlz


Gail said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your layout and template - thank you!

Lynn said...

Your layout is awesome, so is the template! Thank you so much!! :)

H.Green said...

lol, I know what you mean about the neighbors. Where we live all the properties are 5 acres or more apart. So, it's not like everyone watches what everyone else is doing. Most people live out here to get away from that. But we are on the main road. My husband and his friend took our neighbor's ATV's down the street to a party a few weeks ago and found an old friend he hadn't seen in ages. Well the friend's dad was there too and they got to talking. Hubby told them where we live and the guy's father was like, hey I've seen you pretty wife out there mowing the lawn! My husband said, she loves to mow the lawn and I bought her whatever lawn tractor she wanted. It's true, I love mowing the lawn.
P.S. I also put up the christmas lights!


Anonymous said...

This is adorable - thank you! Quick question - are there supposed to be 2 12x12 PSD files?

Andrea said...

Thanks for pointing that out. I mislabeled them. I knew something seemed wrong! I was up all night with my daughter who was sick, so I was running in that autopilot sleep deprived mode when I posted them. Anyway, they are fixed now.

dodo said...

hehehe i would love to be a fly on the wall of your neighbors house as they watch you taking photo's of your brick . thank you so much for the wonderful freebies

Lourdes Manners said...

Great template. I really like your lo. I love the papers you used. TFS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Scrapcat4914 said...

Thank you so very much!!

Paula said...

Sorry to hear about your daughter being sick! I hope she is feeling better and you can catch up on some rest. Thank you for such AWESOME templates. I am a busy mom, so I don't always have time to comment, but I try to comment every so often. I love your templates and how you use them! Thank you again for all the hard work you do!!

Stephanie said...

What a great template! Love it! Thank you!

karen said...

Thanks so much for the rectangle option!! Hope you didn't start too much chatter about taking pics of the bricks!

LVMommy22 said...

you know i love your templates, and your LO's always help me see what i can do with them. as always, tfs!
:) M

Joanna said...

Gorgeous daughter, LO and template.
Thanks a lot.

PSharp said...

Awesome template. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much Andrea. Love the star. We also live close to our neighbors. Nobody misses a trick, LOL.


Sweet Pea said...

Thank you, Andrea!

desertmoo said...

I sure love your templates....but it won't accept the password! MY LOSS!

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