Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Template #16!

Howdy! Before I get to the template, I have to tell you about my great day! Our day started off with dentist appts for both my oldest daughter and me. My teeth look good(great accomplishment after a rough pregnancy in which I couldn't take my prenatals!) and Kyla did such a GREAT job! This was her first time to the dentist(she just turned 3), and she acted like such a big girl! I am sooo proud of her today!

After visiting the dentist, we grabbed lunch then headed to the pediatric office for both K and Erin's well checks. They both checked out as super healthy! I am especially thrilled about E b/c we have been a bit concerned about her gaining weight due to the milk/soy protein intolerance. She is in the 90th percentile!!!!! I am sooooooooo excited! I usually don't pay much attention to that stuff, but it just made my day today!

Here's the template:


This is one of the 12 in the Scrapper's Block Template Album. This is the only one that will be in the bonanza!


A layout from the album:

Credits: Paper and Embellishments(One Memory At A Time @, Kensington)

This Download has expired! Look for it in the store!

I hate to add this, but Please note: This link is for you to visit to download this template only. It is NOT FOR SHARING. Yesterday, I had 18 downloads STOLEN from my box. When the link was taken off the site there had been 112 downloads, and within the next 6 hours, there were another 18. This is wrong. This is stealing. I am being above and beyond generous with my work, both to benefit those who visit my blog, and to get my name out. I love scrapping. I want to make it easy for newcomers and those who have done it forever. I put a lot of time and effort into this blog and my products. If you don't make it in time for the download, you can easily purchase the item in my store. I have done my best to keep costs down so that the templates are affordable. When you pass along a link or download my items when they are not offered, you are stealing from me. Period. I have taken steps to reduce the likelyhood that this will happen again, but it makes me very sad that I have had to do this.
(Thank you to all that have not shared my links. It came to my attention that sometimes things take a while to show up when you are using, and that may be the cause of the extra downloads. If that is the case, I apologize for blaming my readers for wrongdoing. I really do enjoy making these for you all, and will continue to do so! I'll have another up soon for ya!)

Now, on to lighter subjects!

In continuing this weeks celebration of moms, I want to go beyond motherhood, and look at the whole person. Moms give so much of themselves to their children, and part of that giving is by showing them how to be passionate. Moms, what are you passionate about? I know you are passionate about your kids, but what else do you model for them? For me, my passions include:

Crafts(granted, this does end up being about the kids most of the time, dresses for the girls, scrapbooking, yada yada. In the end though, it is the drive for creating that I LOVE),
my faith,
living naturally[eating healthy foods, natural remedies before drugs, cloth diapers, organic gardening, non GMO foods](goes hand in hand with my faith),
homebirth(for those outside the US, homebirth is actually seen as crazy and weird here. for me, it was one of the top experiences of my life!),
breastfeeding(both making it happen for my daughters, and helping other women who are having issues with nursing), and

Motherhood has changed and helped mold my passions, so what has it done with yours?

All you have to do is leave a comment telling me about your passions. If you want someone to listen to what you have to say, here's the place!! I know sometimes after being home with the girls all day, I just want someone to listen to me say something other that "stop that." Leave your email with it, and I will send you a coupon code good for the rest of the week, for 35% off any item in the store! If you don't want to share your email with everyone, you are free to email me at thepaperiris*at*gmail*dot*com.

Also, don't miss the new set I put in the store yesterday! It's on sale for $2.00 this week only!! Next week it will be at the regular price of $4.00. (If you comment and get the 35% off coupon, you could get this set for the major bargain of $1.30!)


So, did you read the whole post? I can't believe how much I post on here, those that read my family's blog would be astounded!! I must like you people!

See ya tomorrow!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for this template.
One note though - I also have a account and it doesn't always count the downloads in a timely manner. So it might not be entirely a case of stealing... just slow counting. Though I wouldn't put it past people to steal. Thanks again!

Lesli said...

Hmmm..I didn't know that! Thanks for the tip!! Do you know how long it could take the downloads? It took at least 6 hours to show that many. Thanks again!

Anonymous said...

LOL! Of course we read to the end. I really like how your templates have color blocks instead of black blobs. Isn't that silly? To me they are much friendlier looking and therefore, easier to use. Thaks for the freebie, the coupon and the other freebie...I am making out like a bandit, but as you said, your prices are more than reasonable. ~Suzy aka Limequilla

Jody said...

I am 70 years old and I guess I would have to say my faith and patience are what I am passionate about. I tried to show an example to my children as they grew up.

Abby said...

Thank you for the template!

Anonymous said...

Hi, love your templates. I've only just discovered your site, but so glad I did. Just wanted to also mention that many people use feed readers (how else could we keep up with all our favourite designers!!). The use of feedreaders does one of two things, means you get many more downloads on Box than you get hits on your blog site as the blogreader doesn't have to physically go to your blog to get the download link, and secondly when people rely on the RSS feeds, they rely on them updating regularly. While some programs update every 5 or ten minutes, others take quite some time for the post updates to come through, so on their feedreader they may have no idea you've taken the link down, as far as they can see its still available. I changed feedreaders for this very reason.

Another designer had a barney about link sharing recently and the next day announced she was shutting everything down, she said it was unrelated, but I think she believed it was being shared by naughty people and it brought her spirits down. She was making a year long kit which if you start collecting, you don't want to miss any pieces each day, and a feedreader is essential to keep up with it.

I'd just hate for a misunderstanding of technology to be misleading the wonderful designers (yourself included) and making them feel that people are abusing their work. If people are sharing links, hopefully karma will get them along the way, but I guess the feed reader thing is just something to keep in mind.

Thanks for all your hard work and your lovely freebies. Please know that we think you are fabulous, and we appreciate you very much.

belle said...

thanks so much for the great template!

OneMemoryAtATime said...

Your templates are so great!! Thanks so much for always giving credit! I just love when you use my stuff! Keep up the great work!

Sue said...

Thanks for the fun template! :)

Digi Free said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 06 May [LA 07:00pm, NY 09:00pm] - 07 May [UK 02:00am, OZ 12:00pm] ).

Nic said...

Thank you very much!

sdwrdt said...

Thank you for sharing! Love the middle picture of the "too much nature(? - I have no memory left)". Perfect title for it.

Lesli said...

^ I love that pic too! She would not touch grass for anything! She was one of those babies that you could hold over grass, and she would do everything possible to keep from touching it! I am so glad you like the temp!!