Many Thanks, Some Trivia, & A Freebie!

7/26/2007 07:00:00 AM Posted In Edit This 21 Comments »
Wow - you guys are fantastic! Thanks to all of your who left me comments; you guys rock! It was so nice to hear from all of you, whether here, by pm, or email. I have to say I was a bit over-whelmed, I never thought I'd be so well received! LOL I sure hope I live up to the expectations! *smile*

Since right now my life isn't all that exciting ... here's some trivia. Did you know that today, in 1775, the official US postal system was established by the Second Continental Congress. Benjamin Franklin was installed as it's first Postmaster General. He held the job until he was sent to France a year later as a diplomat. Ohhhhh, and today is also Mick Jagger's birthday! He's 64 - kinda hard to imagine that one! Now you've learned your something new for the day! Don't you feel good? lol

As many of you know, I love overlays and textures. I try to create layouts as realistic as possible, hence the texture. Quite a few times I've created a layout with a kit that was less than appealing, but by adding textures and overlays turned into something special! It's amazing everything that you can do with an overlay - try playing with the blend modes and see for yourself all the different "flavors" you can achieve. Also, don't forget to add layers of overlays for different looks. OH, and add some color ... well, you get the idea! I'm no where near an "expert" but I've learned so much just by playing around. After all, what can go wrong? Delete and start over!! (Just remember to always make a copy of your original and work on that one!)

I created three lightly grungy-scratchy overlays that I'm sharing with you all today. They are 12 x 12 and 300 dpi. I'm not sure how long I'll keep them up, but at least until July 31st. Are you curious to what they look like? LOL Here they are:

So, what are you waiting for? ((So sorry, this freebie is no longer valid - please visit my store.))

I'd love to see what you guys create with them! Please send me an email with a link! And hey, there's a good chance I'll put a couple up on the blog!!
I thought I'd put a couple of my recent layouts up on my blog. I know many of you have already seen them, but bare with me, ok? LOL I'm working on two new ones for my CT's ... so you'll get new soon! lol lol OOhhhh ... and if anyone is interested in seeing my entire body of work ... follow the link on the right to SmugMug! The most recent ones are at the end.

My Guy

Yeppers, me and my DH! Credits



Simple Pleasures


Mommy's Angel


Girls Gone Wild


Okay, If you've made it all the way to the end - you're a trooper! Everyone have a fantastic day ... and scrap something!

Hugs, Babette


NW Lady said...

Thanks Babette, see your blog is only a day old and you're already creating freebies! Do we see another designer on the loose??? Hugs.

Karen said...

Wow, thanks Babette !!! Keep up the great work. Thanks for the great freebie !!!!

Melissa said...

Thanks for these gorgeous overlays!!

Marianne said...

Wow those are awesome overlays!!!!

Candee said...

Great overlays Babette, thanks so much. Blogging can become an obsession my dear, and you're off to an awesome start.

Heather Stokes said...

Oh I LOVE you layouts, you have a great style.
I am loving this blog.

Sarah said...

Hey Babette, great blog you got you can see mine to click on my name and there is the link
Sarah x

TNChick said...

Love those layouts - the why photo is SO darn cute. Thanks for the overlays, too.

betsy said...

Thank you for the overlays. There are just what I've been wanting!

Nicole said...

Thank you for these awesome overlays. I can't wait to try them out. Your LO's are amazing, as usual.:)

Shell said...

Congrats on the new blog! Thanks for the tips trivia overlays & LOs all were fabulous.

kitchenwitchnh said...

Babette this is great start and I linked you up on my blog so that I can pop in and see what you're up to. Welcome to the blog world.

Heather Stokes said...

I just saw that you put me on your link of Blogging Friends....*sniff, sniff*
I am so touched.
Thank you SWEETIE!

Pooh Bear said...

I love your blog.. You are funny and silly and talented! Thank you for sharing a part of your life!

Anonymous said...

wonderful overlays! thank you so much for sharing! :) Hope you're having a great summer! :)

Anonymous said...

Awesome layout and thank you for the fabulous overlays:)

Hummie said...

Thanks for the freebie and, oh...we must be the same age...oh Mick Jagger!

cherylzyx said...

Thank you for the overlays, I appreciate it!

donwilmom said...

These overlays are just what I need. All the time I find the right color paper and it is just too clean. Thank you for the gift!

Elaine said...

I don't know what happened, I put a comment in here but for some reason it didn't take. Anyway just wanted to thank you for the overlays and to tell you I really like your layouts. I especially love simple pleasures and girls gone wild.

twoboyz00 said...

I love playing around with overlays! Thanks so much for sharing these!