Wednesday, April 23, 2008

It's raining today where I am.  So, I guess I have to stay inside and clean my house!  I spent yesterday canning strawberry jam and my kitchen is a canning mess!  I love the canning, but the mess it leaves is a little much! 

On a side note, my husband took my kids to the book fair at their school and let my 11 year old son buy the "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader" quiz book.  So, my son has been asking my husband and I 50 questions an hour to see if we are smarter than a fifth grader.  Now, he's misplaced the book.  All of you who are parents of 5th graders out there understand my dilemma!  I'm not sure if I want to help him find it even though I will if he asks!  There are only so many of those questions a sane person can take!!   Anyone with me on that?

I have a new grab bag in my store at GDS.  It's got $20 worth of templates in it and is over 200 MB unzipped!  If I counted all of the templates in it ( including dual sides and sizes), I think there are 48 templates!  I'll have it in my store for a limited time and it also has a new type of template that I've never tried making before!!  I think you'll love it:


You can buy it here!

You can read a review about it here. :)


Here is a template for you:


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Thanks for any comments.


Holly@GDS said...

Oh I'm first, yaay! Feel like I'm stalking you..LOL! I can totally relate about the 50 questions and that quiz show. I have one just like your son! It was funny, a few weeks back I was watching the show and I screamed out the answer to this Greek Mythology question an I had to pull my son in to what them unveil the answer just to show him i knew it! How pathetic is that! My standard answer to almost everything he asks me is I used to know the answer but I don't remember anymore..LOL! Thanks for another eye-catching template! Take care of yourself girly! GDS forums and gallery will be back up soon...

jc said...

love your templates! thank you!!!

lwlittlebit said...

Thanks so much Andrea!

Julie P. aka babyofmine said...

Thanks, Andrea!! :D

Myxi said...

I was so excited when I saw the new grabbag that I snagged the wonderful template here first, didn't stop to say thank you....ran straight to the store (can ya hear my labored breathing after all that running?) and snagged that grabbag. YESSSSSSS!!!!
What a deal! Surprises in store for everyone I tellya, wonderful surprises and a bag so full it was bulging at the seams...I had to drag it to my hard drive, and dump it out right smack in the middle of the thing so I could inspect every little morsel in it. I am not at all disappointed. :)
Oh, and before you think I'm one of those heathens that downloads and doesn't say thank you for all your hard work. Thank you Andrea for the free template. :)

Anonymous said...

I always like your templates but this one truly is one of my favorites! Thank you!

dodo said...

Thanks so much

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for another terrific template. Your grab bag 4 is fantastic

Jeanann said...

Thanks so much! What a great template!

Scrapping Mom of 5 said...

Thanks so much for a great starry template. I have two great layouts from the scrap it fast and waiting for GDS gallery to come back up to post them.

m said...

I am so excited to go buy the grab bag. I love your templates so much!

Also, thanks for all freebies. I love regularly visiting your blog. You are so generous.

I'm off to the GDS shoppe....

vw bug said...

Thank you

Stephanie (schock77) said...

Thanks for the freebie and WOW! What a grab bag! I'm a self-confessed Andrea Gold template junkie so this is right up mt alley. Got to love a deal like that too... off to check GDS!

Anonymous said...


twoboyz00 said...

LOL about your son and the book! I hope MY fifth grader doesn't find it...

Thanks so much for the awesome template!

Lee Anne said...

Thank you so much for the freebie! Beautiful as always. Going to get the grab bag now...can't wait to see what's inside! I also feel like Holly and that I am stalking your blog daily for new stuff. He, he...

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing!

Cuchy said...

Thanks for another great template. Love it!!

Bonnie said...

Thanks so much for the template.

Caroline said...

Thanks for the freebie, self confessed Andrea Gold template Junkie that I am. I think you might have to start a group for us junkies LOL
off to grab your grab Bag now! Check out my Blog and you can see how I have used some of your templates.

Janeal said...

I just love this template. Very nice. Thanks so much for sharing it with us!

Maria said...

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

Sharon Kay said...

I think I would tell him he's for kids to test to make sure they are ready for 6th grade...not for parents...because parents have a different book "are you smart enough to be a parent?" book. ROTFL

Thank you for the template! TYVM for the way you label your templates in the folders!!!

Rebecca said...

thank you! I can't wait to
play around with the template:)

Anonymous said...

Thanks Andrea:)


Christie said...

Andrea, thanks so much for your wonderful templates. I snagged up your new grab bag and my oh my, what a wonderful surprise inside. :)
Thanks again!

JulieBee in Iowa said...

What a great template! I love the layout. I like the date tab at the top. Neato. I hate those 'Are you smarter than a 5th Grader' questions! I sure don't remember having to know some of that stuff when I was a 5th grader and I still don't know some it (or have totally forgotten it...) It's terribly humiliating. I'm afraid I wouldn't help search for the book. :)

Trisha said...

Great template Andrea! Thank you :-)

vana said...

Wonderful template - thank you for sharing! :)

Melissa said...

Thanks for this great template!

Karen said...

Thank you so much for this gorgeous template. Although I absolutely love all of your templates this one is one of my favourites. I love stars. And I'd also like to join the junkies club :-))

Tink said...

What a great template. Thank you. Off to buy a grab bag now :)

Rebecca said...

Hey! Thanks for the template! I'm not much into them myself, but I always find myself drawn to yours.
About those missing socks from your laundry hamper mentioned in your ironies...have you tried the sandbox? ;-)

marilyn said...

awesome templates... as always... thanks for sharing your time and talent.

grambie said...

Yeah! I have downloaded another one of your beautiful templates. Love how you arranged this unique photo grouping arrangement. You are fantastic. So cute with your trademark inclusion as part of the backdrop. The unique photo placement will definitely draw the viewers' eye. Thanks again for your gift of love. HUGS!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you Andrea. Hope you are feeling well.

Sophia said...

Andrea thank you for the great template!

charliesnana said...

Thank you Andrea for another great template.

doudou60 said...

j'aime beaucoup tes template
merci beaucoup de les partager avec nous

Shelly said...

Thank you for the great template.

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My Little Ironies

  • I just had to tell my daughter that there was little probability that she could do eighty chores in two hours and 10 minutes to earn a giant lot of pet shops on Ebay that she wants to earn before the auction closes. That's at two chores per dollar. :)
  • We are helping my father sell an old vehicle and what do we find in the glove unused 12 guage shotgun shell...that's my Dad!!
  • How does a three year old end up at church with no underwear on, especially when you dressed him and you know he had underwear on at one point during the morning?
  • The root of all toilet clogging evil is apparently a ball point pen and it's nearly impossible to dislodge one of those from the inside of a toilet.
  • You know you have to do some serious laundry when you actually consider wearing your 11 year old daughter's Hannah Montana shirt.
  • My 6 year old daughter got a comb stuck in her hair and we had to cut the comb into little bits to get it out of her hair.
  • My kids keep breaking the toilet seats! I guess I need a bulk package of those too!
  • Chocolate chips are not a food group.
  • My toilet seat says "Hailee" on it!
  • If there's work to be done, all of the kids need to use the bathroom or get a drink.
  • All two-year-olds think the baby swing is for them!
  • When you have 6 kids, carpet is your enemy!
  • You know you have a large family when your grocery receipt is 4 feet long.
  • The toilet is clogged and my husband found a plastic easter egg in the pipe.
  • My daughter just asked me if she can put chocolate sprinkles on here melted cheese sandwich (really???)
  • I burned up another hard drive on my PC! Can I buy a bulk package of those too?
  • Well actually, my sand pile is full of socks and silverware!
  • My sand pile is full of socks!
  • The key to my treadmill is missing again...can I just purchase a bulk package of them???
  • I fixed my daughter's glasses with JB Weld!
  • I have a pile of sand on my leather couch.
  • My daughter lost her glasses in the snow on the way home from school in January. Someone found them in March and turned them into the school office! Amazingly enough, the school remembered we lost them in January. Wow!
  • Just when I think he knows better, my 10 year old son plugs the bathroom sink and the emergency drain in the sink basin to soak his grow creature, turns on the water, and forgets about it until we notice water flooding out from under the bathroom door! And yes, he locked the door so no one would bother the grow creature!!
  • It's time for another worn out pair of the hubby's pants to disappear! Aren't kids suppose to be the only ones who are attached to clothing?
  • My 4 year old says she needs "peace and quite"!!!!!
  • My Husband says there's a perfectly good reason for the leatherman being in my dish drainer.
  • I have a leatherman (fancy pocket knife) in my dish drainer. I don't know why.
  • My kids are storing a tumble weed in my garage for the winter!
  • My 10 year old son informed me that people have only discovered about half of the world's caves (thank you BBC and planet earth!)
  • My baby's car seat is full of finely crushed graham crackers (?? Little babies don't eat graham crackers)!
  • My husband's shoes are filled with Mr. Potato Head parts!
  • My two year old thinks the new baby swing is for him! He can even climb in by himself and work all the controls. Boy, does he have a rude awakening coming!!
  • I have a giant mud hole in my back yard.
  • My vacuum is fully of plastic easter grass.
  • My kids are too full to finish their dinner, but they have plenty of room left for cake!
  • I have a giant laundry basket full of socks, and we can't find a single match!
  • Miscellaneous items found while cleaning out my kids' toy box include a flashlight, rocks (no suprise), a sea shell (we don't live by the sea), a drill bit, a stapler, and some tree bark!
  • My daughter's medical bills added up to about $18,000, but we got a free sippy cup and a ball signed by the Utah JAZZ Dancers!
  • I put safety locks on the tops of my outside doors to keep my three year old from escaping and she figured out how to open them with a broom in approximately five minutes.
  • I bought the EXPENSIVE vacuum this time only to find that my 3-year-old took it apart with a screwdriver!
  • I haven't showered for 3 days, but my house is clean!
  • I have 38 winter gloves of various sizes in my coat closet and none of them match.
  • We're out of peanut butter because my husband used the rest to catch a mouse in our garage!
  • Yes, my son won 1st place in the science fair at school, but he didn't turn in half of his assignments this term?
  • No matter how many toys my toddler got for Christmas, I still find him in the middle of my kitchen floor sitting in my crock pot!


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