Sunday, August 2, 2009

Starting a New....And a freebie for you!

Whoa! I just rhymed and did not even plan it! So, I was not on much last week mainly because we started back to school. During preplanning, we teachers really did not get much planning done at all! I know that is not a surprise to those of you out there that teach, but I really wish the higher ups would wise up a little and let us have a day to get our room set up and plan with our other teachers. But not this year...LOL! On top of everything, we are always furloughed for three days this year. Our first furlough day was this past Friday and, in protest, I did not go to the school and chose to mow the lawn and tidy up the yard instead! I hope my dear hubby appreciated my efforts! If nothing else, it really entertained my two boys!

On an another note, my oldest, Jake, will start kindergarten tomorrow! I am so sad! I have held on to my boys being little and not exposed to so much of what goes on in the world! But now I feel like I am losing a little of my grip! But Preacher Tommy's sermon today hit home for me! On going back to school, we as parents should be preparing our children to be equipped to handle the pressures, demons, and dangers of our world. I also loved the reminder that our children should see us praying and practicing what we preach to them. I hope with all my heart that my boys will retain these lessons I have been teaching since birth. If so, my day tomorrow should go pretty smooth.

Now, what you all have been waiting for... A FREEBIE! As you know I have been trying some template making out and enjoyed it so far! I was even thrilled to see that my first templates have already had about 50 downloads after one day on Digifree! Yeah! So here you go....

My Lil' Sparks Free Template

Here's a page using this template...
Papers are from the Smiles All Around kit by Mel Hains

Download Free Template Here

I hope you enjoy! I would love to see your work using my templates! Leave some love if you download!



  1. Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 02 Aug [LA 07:00pm, NY 09:00pm] - 03 Aug [UK 02:00am, OZ 12:00pm] ).

  2. Love the sparks template but the link appears to be broken. :(

  3. Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Scrapbook Freebies Search List, under the Uncategorized post on Aug. 03, 2009. Thanks again.

  4. Scrapragous, thanks for the note! Link should be good now! Thanks again!

  5. What a clever template/mask. Thank you for sharing it with us.

    I wouldn't worry too much about your little ones. You would be amazed at how durable they are out in the world. There will be others who will also affect our little ones' lives. Pray they have the best intentions, as we do. You will find you have impressed them more than you thought, one day. Til then, enjoy. LOL They grow up so darned fast, don't they?

    Best wishes,