Saturday, January 1, 2011

A New Year, A New Project, A New Freebie!

It's a New Year and that means the usual things for me - new goals and a new project that I am going to try my best to do.  My hubby and I have a resolution to take more video of my son.  And I have some scrapbooking resolutions.
But first, let me explain a bit about the changes you'll see in my scrapbooking and blog.  About a month ago, I had some trouble keeping up with my CT (Creative Team) Duties.  A CT is when you scrap pages for a designer in exchange for a free kit.  I had to evaluate why it was I was having touble getting pages done for that designer and I came to the conclusion that I didn't want to sell other people's kits anymore.  I'm not a salesperson, have never been, and don't want to spend my spare time selling someone else's stuff and working on whatever theme they need done.  Scrapbooking had become like a job and it was all about making pretty pages to sell someone's kit.  Deep down I knew that I didn't want to do it anymore, but because this designer (and the others) had become such a good friend, I hadn't quit earlier. So I made the decision to quit my creative teams and focus on my own scrapbooking and what's really important to me.  Although, I still do some CT work on occasion, mainly I want to get back to my roots for this hobby.
I will still be sharing my designs with you here, but some of my old freebies (made for CT requirements) will be going away soon.  So if you want to download any of those, do it asap!
My pages are going to be more meaningful to me - documenting my son and the day to day things I never want to forget.  Yes, I am jumping on the Project 365 and 52 Bandwagons!  Project 365 is when you take a photo everyday of the year and Project 52 is when you scrap about your week.
I started early, documenting our week this last week and I have a freebie template and element pack to share with you!
My son said he had the best week ever! And since it was Christmas and we went to LegoLand, that's probably true! Here are my pages documenting this week. I love how simple the pages are and that they document the fun, crazy, and important things about this week.  It's all about the photos and remembering these special and everyday moments...the things I want to cherish since he is here and alive.

These freebies will be available for a limited time, after which I will be collecting them to be put in a charity kit.  So pick them up soon if you can use them!
Here are the metal frames I used on my page:

Link Expired  (They will be put into a kit for Charity.)

And I turned my pages into templates.  Hope you can use them!  They are in psd and tif files with some extra metal elements including the days of the week.
Link Expired (They will be put into a kit for Charity.)
Sending hugs to you!
Denise aka A Grieving Mommy


Desiree' Clary said...

I just wanted to tell you that your love for your girls, and your strength are an inspiration.
I went to both of of their blogs...
I don't think I have seen such love expressed over the internet in my life.
You are very special I think.
I prayed for you, God bless your heart. *hugz*

makeyesup said...

Understand completely about your decision to stop being a CT. I did the same thing the past year. Kept on much longer than I wanted to because of a friendship also. Now its back to the fun of scrapping my GDs and doing challenges as they help me learn more things in scrapping. Take care, prayers are with you and your sweet little anges.

sdwrdt said...

Thank you so much for sharing!

Good job for realizing what you want to do and giving up your CT. I know it was a difficult decision, but you will end up being happier.

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 5 post on Jan. 02, 2011. Thanks again.

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today [03 Jan 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Lainie said...

Fun frames, thanks so much.

shopgirl said...

Thank you so much for your generous offerings!! I am a mother of two girls and my heart just cries out for you. I admire your strength. God bless you and your family!!

weva said...

Thank you!!!

lwlittlebit said...

Thanks for sharing!

Linda said...

Happy New Year Denise!! Glad to hear that you have your priorities focused and will be scrapping more family pages! Many blessings to you and your family this year!