Thursday, August 7, 2008

What Family Means to Me... and a free template!

I'm on the Pixel Gypsy site creative team, and we've been doing a series of All About Me challenges every week. Anyone can join in at any time! You can find out more about the AAM challenges here.

This week we will be doing a page about what our family means to us. I thought about this for a while, and finally came up with the concept for my layout. Family means unconditional love to me. No matter what I do and where I am, I love my family always, and they feel the same about me. The love is also endless, like a circle.

So with that in mind, I set to work and created this.


Sherrie Piegdon @ Pixel Gypsy Designs:
This Boy Papers
This Boy Elements
Life Is Sweet Elements
Popsicle Sticks (PGD Collab)
Christine's Seaside Escape Papers
Urban Edge Papers
Candy's Fairy Dreams Papers
Flannel Jammies - Cozy Papers
Everyday Joy Solids Papers

Ami Collofello @ Pixel Gypsy Designs:
Popsicle Sticks (PGD Collab)

Natalie Braxton @ The Lilypad:
Stringaling II
Stringaling III
Ribbon Tie Fasterners
Summer Alpha Squares

Kate Hadfield @ The Lilypad:
Home Sweet Home
Hand Sewn Stitches

Katie Pertiet @ Designer Digitals:
Expressions Tapes
Graphic Pop Clusters #2
Graphic Pop Dots #2

Background paper is Plain Jane Cardstock - Powders by Laurie Ann HGD @ Scrap Artist.
Some papers from Tutti Frutti by Paislee Press & Emily Powers @ {we are} storytellers.
For Him For Her paper by Kasia @ Shabby Pickle.
Beach Boy papers by Heidi Larsen @ Little Dreamer Designs.
Alpha Stickies by Gina Miller @ Gina Miller Designs.

Center photo by Melissa Koehler Photography.
Font is CK Marisa.

Now that you've made it this far, I'd like to offer you a layout template that I made from my layout. You can download it here. (Another link here if you encounter bandwidth issues with the first link.) Please remember it's for personal use only, and to credit "Christine Newman" or "supertwinkle" if you post your layout in public galleries. Please don't redistribute the template. You can simply refer your friends to my site here. :)


  1. Wow, that's a gorgeous layout!
    And I adore your blogheader. It's way cool!

  2. Very nice LO! Your thought and time you put into it shows!!

  3. Love the blogwear - mine is SMJ too. I was just drooling over your latest LO, then I find you've offered the template for free! You're the best! I might just have to check out the AAM challenge at Pixel Gypsy - I'm always looking for more AAM page ideas.

  4. your layouts are perfect and so is your blog :)

  5. Fabulous page. Thank you for sharing the source of your inspiration on this one.

  6. hi c! your family/love graphic is so amazing. and free? but i don't think i am savvy enough to plug photos in right. plus i am lazy! hope you guys are doing well. :)

  7. Thanks for the template. I will try to do it in the next few days and post it at Designer Digitals.


  8. WOW! Your lo is fabulous! Thank you for the template!

  9. I'm so glad your template is still available; that's a gorgeous LO and I can only hope I'll use the template as well as you have. Thank you for your generosity!


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