Friday, July 10, 2009

Smooth sailing

At least it is for Duke anyway. He's loving the new boat we bought him last weekend. He's always wanting to get in the pool. He'll get on the rafts, float out in the middle of the pool and then sit there and bark because the raft isn't moving anymore. To make things easier on us and more entertaining for him, we tied a rope to this one so that we can pull him back in.

Once you pull him in you have to give him a push and send him back out again. He would gladly play this game all day.

After pool time was over, I did a little freebie searching. I found a kit called "Happy Summer" and the link to download it is

And here is the template that I made for the layout. You can download that HERE

Before I go, I want to thank those of you who answered my question yesterday about buying or not buying digi scrap stuff. Some of you had said that you go with freebies or stuff you make yourself but have resorted to buying under certain circumstances. I'll admit that I have come close to buying. I've had stuff in a shopping cart but then that little frugal voice in the back of my head always tells me, "You don't need that."

Another person added in her comment about thanking the designer for her freebies. She said that she usually only does if it's something she found really impressive. (not her exact words but I can't recall how she put it, sorry) Anyway, I'm afraid I have been guilty in the past also of not thanking someone for their freebies. Since I started this blog though, I've been more conscientious about doing so because I know how it feels to put all that work into something and not have anyone say anything. There are so many very talented people out there who are generous enough to share what they do with us that the least we can do is say "thanks". So to all of you wonderful designers out there who I've snagged freebies from in the past and not left a comment, I sincerely apologize and offer a HUGE Thank You.


  1. that is so cute, putting your dog in that raft. the kit and the template are really nice. i wish i knew how to do that. i love messing around with photoshop, but i don't know how to do much. i just keep messing around until i get something that i think is cool. maybe i should search for some tutorials.

  2. 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 Jul. 11, 2009. Thanks again.

  3. I'm just glad that Charlie hasn't seen these photos!! He would be demanding a pool and a boat.
    Looks like Duke is having great fun in these.
    Thanks for an other terrific template!!

  4. I'm sorry it's been A WHILE, your new site design is beautiful!
    Duke is cute as ever and I wish someone would push me around in a pool, that spoiled little bugger...
    Have a great one Annie and thanks for the design template.

  5. Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 11 Jul [LA 07:00pm, NY 09:00pm] - 12 Jul [UK 02:00am, OZ 12:00pm] ).

  6. Duke is so cute! How old is he now? Seems like he really enjoy the sailing trip! :D

  7. Thank you so much for sharing.

  8. What a cutie patootie that Duke is. Thank you for sharing your great template with us.


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