Thursday, January 5, 2012

50 Things and 1 Sketch/Template

There is so much energy in the air with the start of the New Year!  Can you feel it?  All the resolutions that people commit to, the goals they set, the new chapters they open in their lives, this all gives off a tremendous amount of electricity. Grab hold of it and let it re-charge your batteries!

In the crafting community people have just finished up their December Daily albums, are revisiting their Project 365/Project 52 attempts and commitments from last year. They are finalizing their P365/52 or OLW (One Little Word) or Project Life plans for 2012.  I commend those of you that were able to stick with it!  I didn't even start! I did however get this really cool app for my brand new iPhone. It's called Photo365. I've been keeping up with snapping a photo a day using my phone and capturing it on that app.  Someday I'll get around to turning that into a project I can hold in my hand and share with others.


All this energy was swirling around me as the New Year started. It made me look back over my life. I wanted to capture things about me.  Just stuff.  Little things.  Items that might change over time, some things that might remain the same. But just a bunch of those everyday kind of things that you don't really think about, mixed with a few big things.  And I wanted to get it captured NOW!  That is what inspired me to create this page.

I listed things that I have accomplished as well as things that I enjoy or are important to me.  I threw in some of my favorites like foods, music, books. I noted some special traditions that I cherish, places that I have visited or dream of visiting. I made sure to list some of the most fond memories that I have.  My life has been so abundantly blessed that I could easily have done many more of these pages.  But I limited myself to 50 items and one page just so I would get this done!

I created it digitally. Which is really fantastic, because I can easily re-use the base as a template to create the next page. That should help speed things along!  And since I created the template, I'm going to share it with you too!


You can simply right click on the image above and save it to use as a sketch for creating your own paper scrapbook page.  Or for the digi-scrappers, You can click HERE to download the layered .psd file as well as the sketch.

Happy New Year!

19 comments:

  1. wow Cathy! I LOVE LOVE this!!! You rocked this out. Great page and template and idea too!

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  2. that is awesome~love your example!! lovely work!!!

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  3. This is an awesome template! Thank you for the generous download gift.

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  4. thank you so much for the gift!!!!

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  5. 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 6 post on Jan. 06, 2012. Thanks again.

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  6. I love this sketch, template. Pretty sure I will use it for both.
    Thanks so much

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  7. Love your template!! Thank you so much for sharing.

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  8. beautiful , thank you so much for sharing it as a freebie :-) !

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  9. I don't know if I'll be able to do your template justice, but I do love it and hope to give it a go! THank you for sharing!!! XOXO :D

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  11. What a unique template! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. This is THE best ever "about me" template ive ever seen!!! Thanks SO much!!!!

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  13. Wow! I'm overwhelmed at the very kind comments that you have all left. I'm so glad that you enjoy the template! Happy Scrapping!!! ~Cathy~

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  14. I just finished up a layout using this - and I have to say I think it's one of my fave layouts ever!! Your template was so inspiring, and I just love the memories I've saved on it! I would link you up - but the fonts I used won't be released till Feb 1st. But I will definitely come back here and share it with you - I would love to show you what you're template helped me create :) XOXO!! ~Jen

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  15. As promised, I'm back with a link to my layout. I can't thank you enough for sharing this template - my layout is a definite fave and I wouldn't have made it without your generosity!! XOXO!!! ~Jen

    http://www.sweetshoppecommunity.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=215296

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  16. This is a wonderful template...the link is no longer active...Is there anywhere I can buy it??? caja@srt.com

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