Friday, December 2, 2016

Digital Scrapbook Free Download - Christmas Things

Christmas Things
December 3rd, 2016
Cove, Oregon

December roars in and there is no way to tame it all.  Best to just sit back with a nice cup of hot cocoa, sip slowly, and contemplate how lovely the Christmas decorations are.  Even if you celebrate another holiday or not at all, it's refreshing to slow down for a moment and remember WHY you are blessed in so many ways......Clean water to drink?  A roof over your head?  Kids wearing shoes?  The little things we might take for granted are sorely lacking in darker parts of the world.  Surely HIS grace and mercy wash over me like a river, one I drink from but don't deserve.

We've had colder weather lately, with a bit of snow.  Today was in the mid 30's F. Even though the house is warm, I just felt like taking a nap today, and curled up with my favorite blanket. My cat joined me, and purred us both to sleep.  He's a real character.  His name is Oscar, after "Oscar The Grouch" on Sesame Street.  He always seems to have a scowl on his furry face.  

The Grouch
The Pixelscrapper folks have been putting us through our paces in designing TEMPLATE bits for the holidays.  I thought that I would post them here for those of you that don't go to the Pixelscrapper website to download the various free goodies there.   Templates, remember, are PSD files that are grayed out so that you can color them yourselves.  They are not the normal colored graphics in a scrapbooking kit.  They are more for designers that want to color in their own way.  PSD files are larger than the standard PNG files, and the PSD files have more parts, such as the elf's hat, shoes, coat, stockings, mittens, etc. are all separate.  Forgive any imperfections.

The first set of items were "Santas and Snowmen".  I used my Photoshop shapes and maneuvered them about to make a few things for you.  My favorite of these is the elf - he was the most fun to make.
Then we were tasked with designing word art.  That always seems to be a challenge for me, because I am a rather quiet person, I keep to myself and have little to say.  A typical introvert.  Well - not so typical I guess - I am rather an extreme introvert.  Give me a good book, and I could disappear for days on end (because I would read it twice.)

One of my designs really didn't work, but I left it in the bunch, anyway.  I was going for one of those scraggly "Charlie Brown" trees, and it didn't quite hit the mark.  And then, I have no idea why I made a sad puppy - He reminds me of my Dachshund "Beezer", with those floppy ears and big brown eyes.  Beezer is over the rainbow bridge now, after a long and happy life.  But I miss him still.


I took creative license when designing the "Wonderful Year" piece.  The correct words to the song are:  "It's the most wonderful time of the year..." and I took out the word "The" to make my version.  I received feedback on that - messing with Christmas Song verbiage is apparently a touchy subject, so I apologize for that.  I have prepared an additional download with the word "The" in the new design.
No worries.

As always these are free for commercial use, no strings, no need to give credit, etc.  Just pass on the goodness you receive in any way you can.  And thank you for your kind words to me - you all have been very thoughtful in expressing your thanks for my downloads.  I am very lucky to have such sweet people to interact with.   If you subscribe to my blog, you can be alerted by email when I have new downloads.  My official TOU is below:
Blessings and Blue Skies,



  1. Ваши наборы прекрасны! Большое спасибо! Желаю вам сказочного Рождества!!!

  2. Very nice, love the wordart! Thank you