Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Project 365 - October Template + Announcement

Here's the October freebie template for those doing Project 365, or for those who like to use it for any other types of layouts.

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**Download link no longer available**

Here's a layout I did with it.  I used the "O" to make a layout about all the Ohio State football games we've been to the last few years.  I had been looking forward to "O"ctober just so I can make this and use it for this purpose, LOL.

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Click here for full credits.

Now for the news!  I have decided to open up my own little blog store to sell some of my templates and digi-scrapping tools.  All the monthly templates from this year will remain freebies until at least the end of the year.  But I have so many other ideas for layout templates and other fun tools, and those will go into my store.  I'm busy working behind the scenes to create products and get the store ready to open. 

If you are interested in receiving store news (including the grand-opening), coupons, new product announcements, and freebies, please sign up for my newsletter HERE.  :)

Also, I would like to get your input into the first three products I'm putting into the store!  Some of you have written/commented that you would like certain other letters of the alphabets besides the ones for each month of the year.  Here is your chance to speak up!  Please leave a comment in this post about which letter you would like to see made into a template.  You can vote until October 23rd.  After that I will close the voting and total up the votes.  The top three vote-getter letters will be made into templates and go into my store for the grand-opening.  AND everyone who voted for the first-place letter will receive it for free!  So leave a comment with a letter of your choice!  And don't forget to sign up for the Listgirl Designs newsletter!

ETA: voting has now closed!

Okay, now I'll talk about my day.  Guess what happened to me today?  I had a root canal on my #10 tooth (one of the upper front ones).  I went to the dentist for my regular 6-month cleaning/checkup yesterday.  I told him that I had this little uncomfortable area above my lip and I thought it was related to a tooth.  It didn't hurt or anything like that, but it just felt abnormal and sensitive.  Well, they took an x-ray and found that the root was infected.  :(  No cavities, but an infected root.  So today I went back and got a root canal.  To be fair, my dentist is GREAT and I felt no pain except for the pinch of the initial novacaine shot.  And I got to watch a wolverine devour some other animal on "Planet Earth" while getting my root canal.  But still, an unplanned root canal is never fun.

But you know what IS fun?  The Silhouette SD digital cutter machine.  I got one off of eBay and started playing with it.  The machine will take what we design in Photoshop and cut the shapes out!  It also comes with 50 shapes, plus you can download any shape template at their online store for $1.99.  I made this card in 10 minutes today. 

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It's nothing spectacular, but it's my first try at using the machine and it was totally fun watching it cut out the shapes. It will take some practice but I can't wait to use it to make holiday cards and stuffs!

That is all for today. Thanks so much for making it through this long post! Don't forget to sign up for the Listgirl Designs newsletter here!

PS - if you subscribed to the newsletter, please check your spam folder for the confirmation email containing the link to confirm your subscription. You aren't actually subscribed until you click on the email link to confirm. Thanks!

48 comments:

  1. Congrats on the big news, Christine! Looking forward to seeing you open your own little shop.

    I am sorry about the root canal. Yuck.

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  2. Thank you for the template! I'm a little behind in the monthly project 365-pages, but I will get there! =) And your Ohio LO is great, so funny.

    Good luck with your new shop! Your templates are so nice working with, and I look forward to see what is coming up.

    I'm not really sure what letter to vote for, as the monthly letters are the same as ours. But I'm always looking for stuff to turn into pages about Linus, so I suppose that "L" would be good for this. =)

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  3. I am so excited to see what you will have "in store" for us! I've loved your work.

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  4. Yay!!! Your own shop! I can't wait! (was that enough exclamation points to convey my excitement?)

    Signed up for the newsletter and ready to go...

    And after seeing your Ohio State layout, I am voting for the letter C, so that I can do a Clemson layout! Woo hoo!

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  5. That's great news, Christine!!! Congrats!! Can't wait to see your goodies! :)

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  6. Christine, I am so excited for you--very fun announcement!! good to catch up a bit on your blog. I have been out of town and out of touch with the internet! LOL

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  7. Thank you for the great template! I think an R might be useful.

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  8. wooohoooo! Yay for you!

    signed up for the newsletter, check.

    have credit card ready for your store to open, check.

    my vote on a letter..it would HAVE to be the letter K..because all four kiddos start with that letter and there's LOTS of pictures to scrap!

    The root canal is just wrong is so many ways. Sorry you had to go through it.

    Will be back to download the O when I have a faster connection!

    Later.

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  9. That's so exciting! Congratulations! I'd love to see the letter "L" to make pages for my little guy Logan. Thanks!!

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  10. thanks for the "O!"

    Would like a "T" or an "R" to cover the rest of the family.

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  11. My family names are all month letters, so I'm good. I can't wait to see the store!

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  12. Awesome news, Christine, congrats! I love your templates and cannot wait to see your store :) I even made a layout with one of your templates - you can check it out on my blog, if you are interested :)
    http://danielaausten.blogspot.com/
    Danie

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  13. Great news about the store!

    I am voting for "K" :)

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  14. Definitely need "L"

    Parker315@shaw.ca

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  15. Thanks for the template, I have a Lukas and a Logan as well as a Leo in heaven so I would really like to see the letter L as a template. Thanks. Hugs Crystal xx

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  16. Yipee! I'm so excited about your store. I can't wait to see what you come up with. I'm hoping you will eventually have all the letters to the alphabet but for now I'm voting for 'C' of course. LOL

    So excited for the October template but I couldn't download it. It says your out of bandwith so I'll check back later.

    I love the LO you did with it. I'm not a sports fan but I love your LO. It makes sports look fun.

    Yeah! I'm still screaming about your store. :)~

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  17. Congratulations on the store Christine! That is really awesome news!

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  18. So cool! I love your O LO, thanks for sharing the template too!
    The letters I need are all month letters but if I had to vote for another it would be "B" for Birthday. :)
    I also couldn't DL b/c of bandwidth but I'll check it out at another time.

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  19. Yeah Christine!! I am happy for you!!

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  20. Hi! Your templates are gorgeous (not to mention extremely useful for squishing lots of pics into one layout).

    I couldn't download the october one due to a "out of bandwidth" message on Box.net.

    Anyway, the letters I would love are D (for my son), G (my husband), and P (for daddy) =)

    Thanks for all the great templates!

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  21. Sorry...I couldn't download the October template either, due to a "out of bandwidth" message on Box.net.

    Thanks.

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  22. Congrats on starting your new store! Thanks for the wonderful template. I really like your layout, too! :)

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  23. Oops! I couldn't download it either! :(

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  24. I couldn't download it either...
    I was sooo excited to see this template! I do "summary" pages of each month and this is PERFECT! Love it! (you are so generous!)

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  25. Congrats! I'd like to see a B (for my daughter) and a K (for my husband). Thanks for the template, although I couldn't download it either.

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  26. thanks so much for the template - but I can not download it - I would like to see a C and most of the above letters. love your templates
    hugs
    riette

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  27. Hey guys, so sorry about the bandwidth issues. I guess my Box.net account had a lot of downloads this month! ::blush:: I've added a second link to the October template now and it should be all good!

    Christine

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  28. thanks so much for the download much appreciated
    big hug
    riette

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  29. Great LO and wonderful template. Congratulations for the store. Christine, thanks so much for the template..and for the letter that I would like to see in a template? L or T would be great. Thanks again.

    Cler.

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  30. Thank you for the template! Especially LOVE the layout as I live just over an hour from Ohio State!

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  31. This Buckeye (who had a root canal a few days ago!) says Thank You Thank You!!! :)

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  32. Wow! Congrats on opening your store and thanks for the template!
    I vote for letter C, for Cristina ;)
    Cheers, Cris

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  33. Super exciting news about your up coming blog shop! Can't wait to see all the fun goodies you'll have.
    Thanks for the O template.

    I'm glad your tooth got taken care of, even though I shudder to think about root canals.

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  34. Great that you will open a store!!
    i always wonder why you not have one
    i will be a buyer adict there!!

    please, please may you make a template for 09 as you did for 08 year please????? so we can start adding pics!.. i will love to buy it!

    Good luck.. by the way always i read your blog i become hungry ! >LOL

    a hug from Colombia
    Soffy

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  35. OMG!!! Congratulations Christine!!! How exciting for you!!! looking forward to seeing all the goodies you will have!! Much luck to you and thank you always for the free templates!!! I am waaayyy behind but I know it'll be there when I need it!! Love it!!! And I love your layouts...hint hint...I would love if you made your layouts into quick pages or templates!! I've always loved your style!!!

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  36. OOps. Sorry forget to nominate a letter!! LOL>

    I would LOVE to see the Letter "L" made into a template....

    Thanks.

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  37. thank you so much for another great template and for sharing your talent with us.

    hugs,
    Maharincess

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  38. Congratulations - Love your templates! As far as letters go - I don't know if this is allowed, but I need two - I need a B - but I also need an L for LSU - my niece's college softball pics. Thanks!

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  39. Congrats on your new store Christine, and thanks so much for another great template!!

    Also I'm another vote for the letter K, all three of my kids names start with K so that would be perfect :)

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  40. I found your blog today from the ikeagoddess....and it was so refreshing! I've browsed around and downloaded several templates. I loved your "month in review" ones. Brilliant! Thanks for sharing!

    hope your store is successful

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  41. I is the letter that would be get my vote. It is for another Big 10 school -grin- I just love the way you did the Ohio page.

    Thanks,
    a Hawkeye

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  42. fantastic layout with the - O - and thanks for the freebie link!

    Sounds great a own store - congratulation I subscribed to the newsletter and can´t wait to get the first mail.

    Great idea with the letter - I know I´m too late - but my favorite letters are K, U, H and L

    beautiful card you made!

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  43. Thanks for the great template and good luck with your new shop adventure.

    Diane

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  44. Thanks for the freebies. I love the months with the year posted at the bottom. I went back and found some of the other months, but didn't see a May, June, or July. Did you make one for those? I'd love to have one. Lots of fun.

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  45. Hi Carrie. I didn't make any for May, June, July, because I figured that they're the same letters as January and March, so I figured people can just re-use those.

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  46. You are so smart...thanks for the quick response, and thanks again for making those templates. They are awesome:)

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