Friday, March 14, 2008

I appreciate all of the input on the MS stuff. I certainly have a lot of decisions to make over the next few weeks. I'm going scrapbooking with the neighborhood ladies tonight. I'm hoping to get caught up using all of the collab kit quick pages I have from the collab kit quick page exchange at GDS! Of course, I usually do more eating and chatting than scrapping!!

My template grab bag #03 is going into reveal mode after the weekend! Right now, the price is $2.00 and it will be $6.00 after the weekend, so this is your chance to pick it up before the price increases:

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Current price $2.00...$6.00 value!
>>Buy it here.<<
Price changes to $6.00 Monday!!!

Here is a free template for you:

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Thanks for the comments!!

32 comments:

twoboyz00 said...

Thanks so much for the awesome template!

nicole said...

Thanks for the template!

Brian, Steph, Jaxon & Marley said...

We also have "toy jail" at our house- and the newly discovered, ultra-effective "video game jail"! Ha ha!

Thanks for the template!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the rectangles!

Tami said...

Thanks for the great template!

Melanie aka Mom_of_5 said...

great page! We have a toy jail here too! LOL! We call it toy time out, but it is also located in the trunk of hubby's car! How funny!! Thanks for the template.

Anonymous said...

Thank You for todays Template. It's nice to see pitures of your kids.

Tink said...

Wonderful template Andrea. Off to download it and pop over to get your special Thanks.

Maria said...

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

Melissa said...

We have a toy jail too... its the top shelf of the closet in my room. I bought a small mini laundry basket for the "jail". Our kids have to earn back the toys too. I call it the jail and bail system. :) Whatever works right?

Anonymous said...

Toy time out sounds like a great idea, thank you so much for the template :) hsmema

Maisie_D said...

Andrea,
Thanks for the template, and so sorry to hear that you have MS. My SIL has had it for many, many years. She's doing really well, it hasn't affected her life too badly in the last couple of years.
Wishing just the best for you and your family.

fl_connie said...

Thanks for the template, Andrea.

Anonymous said...

Great LO of you and your family Andrea. Thanks for the template:)

MiKiko.

Bonnie said...

I use a combination of taking my daughter's toys away and sending her to her room, depending on the offense. Thanks for the template today. I always love anything with stars, especially multi-photo templates.

Scrapping Mom of 5 said...

Thanks for another great freebie

verabear said...

THanks for the template. More importantly, thanks for sharing your awesome layout.

Oh, Toy Jail sounds very sensible. :)

Anonymous said...

Love your templates! Thank you. I just discovered your site the other day. I'm sad that other downloads have expired. I'll have to keep checking back often!
=)

Thanks again!

lynne said...

I have MS, only diagnosed 2.5 years ago but started showing symtoms five years before that. I have been on copaxone. I made that decision because I didn't want to feel crappy one or two days a week. Many people don't have that problem with the other drugs but I didn't want to take the chance. If I took it on the weekend, I'd screw my family, if I took it during the week, I'd screw my job. It is NO BIG deal to take a shot every day. Copaxone will send a nurse to train you. The autoinject system is so easy. I was somewhat older than most when diagnosed (45). I would be happy to "talk" to you if you would like (lynner4@aol.com). Really its no big deal (other than the huge expense)

Sharon Kay said...

I don't know how you can continue to create such great templates all the time...but I'm sure glad you can!

I never thought of using the trunk as the toy jail...heh heh they can't sneak them back out that way...good thought!

We just take away the video game PLUG when they aren't doing what they are supposed to be doing. lol The only other toys they play with are LEGOS and that is TOO MUCH WORK for me to pick up to punish. lol

Joanne said...

Thank you for the creative template..should be a fun one..

Terebene said...

Thanks for the templates. I wanted to add that everyone with MS is different. Input is great but how the drugs work is very individualized and may be totally different for you. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Hi Andrea,

Thanks for all your great templates.

My FIL has MS although it hasn't been affecting him too much lately. I know someone very involved with this website: http://www.direct-ms.org/
He is a big advocate of Vitamin D helping to reduce the effects of MS. He does use a cane, or occasionally a "segway" to get around, but knows he'd be much worse without the vitamin D. Another option is to try staying away from wheat and gluten for a while. Many people with celiac disease (an intolerance to gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, oats, barley, and malt) who have neurological symptoms have lesions on their brain, similar to MS. It might be worth looking into.

marilyn said...

thanks for sharing!

Jan said...

Love this template, Andrea. Thank you. Keeping you in my prayers.

keescrappin said...

Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

This is great. Thanks so much.
mmikes

grambie said...

It is so nice how you do the toy jail bit with your little ones when they have stretched your tolerance. Yes, children do sense moods and definitely act accordingly. I went right over and purchased your grabbag 3. I have to check and hope that I haven't purchased something I already have. Talk about folders. So far, you have a full folder dated 2007. I didn't download every template download because for medical reasons, I missed quite a few. So now, a year folder is within my three major folders. Regular templates, double-page templates, and purchased templates. I just purchased your grabbag 3 and know there will be fabulous template goodies included. I have 1 and 2 already.

It is so nice to see you scrap your templates with your wonderful family photos. Love the left-page fold on your double-page template 11 along with your trademark stars. Now, to return to GDS to leave a few comments and to pick up the sketch for the challenge. Oh my goodness, now to find 5 photos that match. One day, I hope to be able to take my own photos, Yeah right. Leavin LUV! XOXOXO

nancypinct said...

Andrea - how do you do all this with a family and illness? You are quite a role model! I have lupus and the first thing I thought of while reading your post was find a support group. Ask your doctor for others to talk to. Check with your local visiting nurse assoc to find a buddy to help you with this. I have a friend and I will try to get her email through another person. thank you so much for the great template! Sending (((((hugs))))

Daywalker said...

Thank you so much for Sharing!

Tracy Marie said...

Thank you for sharing!

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