Thursday, July 9, 2009

The last of the die hards

I think that I may possibly be the only digital scrapper who has NEVER bought one single thing, with the exception of my program, photoshop elements. I've never purchased a kit, an element, a template, an action, or a brush. Everything I use is either a freebie that I got from someone else or it's something that I made myself. I've been in forums before where I've mentioned this and the response has been "Oh don't feel bad, I held out for the longest time too." I don't think they understand. I don't intend to ever buy a single thing. I have no desire to spend money on something that can be done for free. If I wanted to spend a fortune, or even a little bit that would turn into a fortune, I would try regular old fashioned scrapbooking.
I'm curious here. Am I the only one like this? I really want to know, leave me a comment and tell me if you are a die hard freebie collector or do you splurge and hit the shops.

Now for some sharing. I finished June's month in review layout. I also got started on the one for July.

This is one I did from some of the pictures I got over the weekend. The big kid in the background is Wade. I took the picture while we were riding the tilt a whirl. Love the grin on his face.

The picture in this layout is of a little rock I have out in my front yard. I couldn't find anything I liked to do this layout so I dug deep into my old stash of freebie kits and found this one. I can't remember where I got it from or even how long ago it was. I do know the designer though. The kit is by Jeannie Papai designs.

And finally the template I made before I did the layout. I don't know how useful anyone is finding these templates but if you would like it, you can find it HERE


  1. Thank you for the freebie! I love this template and can't wait to use it.
    You know, I was a freebie collector for a long time and then one day I was looking for something specific and I bought a kit, and that led to another kit and another...I am trying to wean myself off the shopping and go back to freebie hunting. I guess I should say, "Hello, my name is Darla and I'm a digi scrappin addict".
    Thanks again for the freebie!

  2. I have to say that I do both. I still watch for freebies, but I also buy items as well. I am really into learning how to do things for myself but sometimes I just can't figure out how to do something so a good template or action, style or brush is very helpful. I hunt down all the tutorials I can find for PS :)

  3. I haven't been doing it for that long but I am a diehard as well. I work hard to complete challenges to earn free product! I think the reason I am holding out so very well is that I am one of those people who spent a fortune on traditional paper and embellishments!

  4. 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 Template(s), Overlay(s), Photo Mask(s) post on Jul. 10, 2009. Thanks again.

  5. I am a 99% freebie-er. I bought a few kits when I got started b/c the designer is a friend of mine who taught me how to do this, and then I bought a few more unique templates. At this point I'll only buy something if I have a very particular need. Should I feel guilty for being a freebie shopper? And do you always say thank you when you download? I have guilt but it would take forever and I have enough guilt for wasting time downloading freebies when I should be studying for the Bar. (Two and a half weeks! Ack!) I do make comments when I'm particularly impressed, but I don't usually. Any suggestions?


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