Monday, December 29, 2008

Ahhhhhhh ...

Wow, it's nice to relax. Christmas was wonderful. We had a really nice time with our family and of course ate too much. All the hustle and bustle is over with for another year.

Now it's time to look forward to spring. Our weather has really changed this past week and it's been really mild. The snow is almost all gone. Yesterday it was so windy out all over Ontario and there were power outages everywhere. Today it is sunny which changes my whole outlook on life ... lol.

Here is the next part of the Wedding Wishes series;

Download Wedding Wishes 10

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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

It's Christmas Eve ~

Have a holly jolly Christmas ...

Just wanted to stop in and wish a very Merry Christmas to whoever happens to stop by.

I also have some Christmas ornaments I wanted to give away before Christmas. My next post probably won't be until next Monday so have a safe and happy holiday.

Here is todays freebie:

Download Christmas Snowflake Bulbs

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Monday, December 22, 2008

Yikes~

Wow, it's Dec 22nd and I still have shopping to do. Shame on ME!!! Every year I swear I am going to get it done early and it never seems to happen. Next year for sure because I would love to know what it's like to sit back the week before Christmas and just enjoy it.

I bought this Santa Claus last year and I have it in my entranceway. It is motion activated so when you walk by it says one of three sayings. My husband turns it off once in awhile because it drives him nuts ...lol.

video

Here is part 9 of the Wedding Wishes series;

Download Wedding Wishes 9

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Have a good day ~

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Officially Winter

Today is officially the first day of winter and I feel like winter should be over already ... lol. We had another big snow storm the other day and it is COLD~!. December has just flown by and wow, it's almost 2009. It seems it was only a few years ago we were talking about the millenium and how weird it was going to be to say and write the year 2000. I finally have some Christmas spirit and Christmas is almost over ...lol. Oh, life is funny.



Today I've got another Christmas freebie;

Download Happy Holidays Frame

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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Happy Holidays

Just a quick post today to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday season. Hoping everyone gets to spend some time with their family and friends to relax and enjoy the magic of the Christmas season. Oh, and it's OK to eat too much this time of the year too. :-)

Here is todays freebie:

Download Christmas Do-Dads

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Monday, December 15, 2008

Time to Shine !

Hmmm ... maybe we are not going to have a white Christmas after all. It's 9 degrees celsius out and all the snow we had is melting.

Todays freebie is something I made a long time ago for my own wedding scrapbook. Well, over a year ago ...lol. Yes, us old farts have only been married for a one and a half years. We've been together for almost 11 years and engaged for 9 of those years ... lol. For those 9 years my husband drove 200 km's back and forth because we lived in different cities. And I don't drive~! Then finally a few years ago I decided I better take the leap and give the guy a break. Wow, good timing with the price of gas the way it was ...LOL.

Anyways here is part 8 of the Wedding Wishes Series;
Download Wedding Wishes 8

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This frame could be used for many occasions~!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Extra .. Extra ...

I'm just dropping in to give away some Christmas Ornaments. I just HAD to try and make some~! LOL
Tomorrow will be the next part in the Wedding Wishes series.

Download Christmas Ornaments

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JUNO - I would LOVE to see your layouts with my designs.
My email is on the right side of this blog.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

White Christmas

Well, it definately looks like we are going to have a white Christmas. It's been pretty darn cold and the snow isn't going anywhere soon~! It's not even officially winter yet, not until Dec. 21st.



Todays freebie is in two different versions. I did the frame with the 2008 and then decided to do it without.

So here they are: (There are two different passwords)
** Connie - passwords are both working - you must of had caps lock on

Download Hanging Frame 'Christmas 2008'

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Download Hanging Frame 'Christmas'

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Monday, December 8, 2008

Brrrr ....

Wow, it was C-C-COLD out last night. With the wind chill it went down to minus 32 Celsius. Even today it's -14. That is way too cold for my liking. But we did go out and get a Christmas tree the other night. I couldn't decide on whether to get an artificial one (my cat broke every branch on my last artificial one~!) or a real one and we opted for a real one again. The cats don't seem to bother with the real ones. Not a huge tree, about a 6 foot tall spruce but it's a pretty one. I normally like all white lights but I thought I would use multi-coloured this year.



The time is just flying by and I haven't bought one gift yet!! Yes, I did go shopping but with no luck. So I'm going to have to really concentrate on that part this week.

Here is the next part in the Wedding Wishes series;

Download Wedding Wishes 7

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Thursday, December 4, 2008

Ok, I'm trying ...

I really am trying to get into the Christmas spirit. I put out my decorations the other day around the house, hung two wreaths outside and put lights up. I even looked for good Christmas cookie recipes and personalized my cat's stockings ...lol.



I've had eggnog, been shopping, did my Christmas cards, listened to Christmas carols and there is snow outside - so why isn't it working? lol
I think it's just too early for me.

AND ... on top of all that I made some Christmas elements. So here is todays freebie;

Download Christmas Stick Pins

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Enjoy~!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Thanks Juno~!

Thank you to Juno for pointing out to me that I had spelled 'widely' wrong in a Wedding Wishes 6 element. It has now been fixed and the new one can be downloaded with the same link below.

Darn, I must have read that thing a few dozen times (as did other people) because I had made that awhile back for my own wedding scrapbook! LOL Oh well, I hadn't noticed it before. Oh,who am I kidding? I know I'll print that whole 12x12 page again...lol.

I will leave the links up longer then usual because of this error. Thanks again Juno.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Whew!

We were supposed to get a huge snow storm last night, around 25 centimeters of more snow but it just didn't happen. I guess it didn't quite get cold enough and it came down as rain (almost wet snow - snow wannabe) so it didn't accumualate. We still have snow from last week but even that is melting because of the above freezing temperature. I'll take a bit of snow so we can have a white Christmas but then it can go away~!

Wow, December 1st~! I'm going to force myself to put out my Christmas decorations today to see if I can get some Christmas spirit. Then tonight maybe some egg nog to really put me in the mood!!!

Here is part 6 of the Wedding Wishes series.

Download Wedding Wishes 6

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Thursday, November 27, 2008

It finally happened ...

Well, it finally happened. It snowed ~! It snowed and it stayed. I knew it wouldn't be long but I was hoping it would hold off for a few months ..lol. It actually looks so pretty when it snows but I still prefer summer anytime.







Todays freebie is something a little different (for me anyways) ...

Download 50 Buttons

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Monday, November 24, 2008

Kreativ Blogger Award

Thank you so much to Kez from'Kez Creates' for the Kreativ Blogger Award. I will wear it with pride.



Ok here are the rules:

1. The winner may put the logo on their blog.
2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award.
3. Nominate 5 blogs.
4. Put links to their blogs.
5. Leave a message for your nominees.

My nominations to receive the Kreativ Blogger Award are ...

Elegant WordArt by Bethany
Angel Wings & Things
Cen's Loft
Sweet Blossom Designs
LouCee Creations

To all of these people for all their creativity and work~!

Here is the next part in the 'Wedding Wishes' series ...

Download Wedding Wishes 5

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Thursday, November 20, 2008

My Baby?

Wow, my daughter turns 26 this Saturday~! I'm in shock when I actually stop to think about it ... lol. It seems impossible - it seems I was just 26 yesterday~!! I am so glad that she and her boyfriend moved back to Canada from the States. They are going to come up here this weekend.



Todays freebie is acrylic frames. Depending on the paper you put them on changes the whole effect of the frame because they are see through. My white background on this blog doesn't change the appearance much but I've tried them on patterned paper and darker paper and they work well.

Have a great weekend~!

Download Acrylic Frames 2

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Monday, November 17, 2008

Buh Humbug

I'm glad the Note Cards Plus went over well. I have many that I had previously made as Paint Shop Pro Tubes and I can convert them over to .png files for another days freebie. :-)

I can't believe how fast Christmas is coming~!~ I'm not a huge Christmas fan now that my daughter is older. I just find it stressful and a huge rush and panic ...lol. I think I'll enjoy it again if I ever have grandchildren. So don't be surprised if you don't see any Christmas elements coming from me any time soon. There's enough of those going around in digi world to keep everyone supplied anyways~! lol

Ok, here's the next part of the Wedding Wishes series;

Download Wedding Wishes 4

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Monday, November 10, 2008

I Won A Million Bucks~!

OK, not really, but I got your attention didn't I? lol And the reason I want your attention is because I would like everyone to read this. Looking back on my last two posts, I realized they both sounded quite negative/bitchy. Sometimes its really hard to express yourself with words online and it seems that this was one of those times ...lol. I'm not one to put little giggle's and hahaha's in my writing... just the occasional LOL,s~! Neither post was meant to sound like I was upset or mad. I just want people to know where I'm coming from. I am really enjoying creating these freebies and I am finding that it has become my little 'outlet'. So thank you for all the positive feedback and comments.

Sooooooooooooo ... onto something new ...
This next freebie is actually something I made years ago but they were in the form of a Paint Shop Pro tube. I've converted them to .png files at 300 dpi. They weren't originally made for scrapbooking, but they might be good for some journaling.

Download Note Cards Plus #1

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Hmmm ...

I would like to clarify some things. When I create something I put it into a folder and name the folder accordingly. If I create something similar again (or that falls into the same category) I put a '2' at the end of the next file/folder. The reason I do this is so all my folders will be organized and at a glance I can see similar things grouped together. Example: Vacation Word Labels 1, Vacation Word Labels 2 - these folder would be side by side because of them alpahabetically being organized. This does NOT mean that if you missed number 1 there is no point in downloading number 2. Actually quite the opposite - if you would never use number 1 why would you download it?. They are not 'sets' or 'kits'. They are only numbered for my/your convenience of organization and to keep similar things grouped together. I can see if it was an alphabet or something where you 'needed' all the parts.

The reason I'm bringing this up is because 'karategirl' mentioned that because she missed part 1 of the wedding series she didn't see any sense in downloading any other parts and she thinks other people feel the same. I personally think that makes no sense. Why would you download a part that you would NEVER use? These are all seperate pieces - never meant to be a full kit - they just happen to fall under the same category which is why I call them series. I many times have skipped a part of someones kit because I knew I would never use it. What is the chance that you are going to use EVERY SINGLE element in a kit to create a page? Chances are you might use one or two pieces. This isn't about seeing how much you can accumulate.

I'd love to hear YOUR opinion on this.

Whew ... Ok, so that being said here is the next freebie - which is called Wedding Wishes 3. Two of the 3 elements don't have to be used for a wedding - and if you don't have Part 1 or 2 - guess what? You can still download Part 3...LOL.

Download Wedding Wishes 3

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Thursday, November 6, 2008

Rethinking Some Things ...

Hmmm... I'm sooo confused ...LOL. My 'Wedding Wishes' series doesn't seem to be as popular as I thought it would be. I could understand if all of the elements were strickly for just a wedding but many of them can be used for other layouts. I've got weeks worth of these freebies already made and I'm not sure what to do. On top of all that my quickpages were a flop as well. I can actually understand the quickpages because not alot of people use them - myself included. The comments in my Cbox are few and far between and I'm getting discouraged. I've always made it a point to make a comment when I download from someones site. Sometimes I wander why I spend so much time on this. Ok, I'm done wining ...LOL.

I want to show this picture of my cats. Nemo (the one in the air) was diving off the stairs to attack Mischief (play attacking of course~!) and I happened to catch him in mid air.



So here is todays freebie:

Download Hanging Frame - Crazy Cat

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Monday, November 3, 2008

U.S.A. Election time!!!

Well, this was the first halloween that I remember in a long time where it wasn't raining for the little goblins. It was actually quite mild. We sat outside to give out the candy and had scary music going and everything. Unfortunately we didn't get alot of kids, I think because we are on a dead end street. The next few days are supposed to be gorgeous out! Yay~!!!

I'm really looking forward to watching the American election tomorrow. I've been following it for quite a while as I think alot of Canadians do. If I was an American I think I still would be in the 'undecided' group. I seem to swing back and forth between McCain and Obama. I actually think the best ticket would be John McCain as President and Barack Obama as Vice President ... lol. (Or maybe the most interesting one would be Obama and Palin~!!!) It's the Vice Presidential candidates that are throwing me off. Sarah Palin gets alot of slack but I do think she is a very smart woman - and she definately has balls!. I thinks she's learning alot but I'm not confident she's ready for that position. Then there is something about Biden that really bugs me, I can't really pin point what it is - but again I think he is a very smart man. Either way it will definately be a historical day for the United States and there will be some interesting years ahead!

Ok, now here is todays freebie:

Download Wedding Wishes 2

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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Something new ...

I thought I would try my hand at making some quickpages. Personally, I never use quickpages but I know some people do. And since I never made anything 'digital' for halloween the next best topic would be Autumn. Speaking of halloween I have to go carve a pumpkin~!!!

So here they are and I hope you like them!

Download Autumn Quickpages

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Monday, October 27, 2008

It's Time~!

Now that my 'is for' Series is finally finished - on to my next series. Wedding Wishes - consisting of over 60 elements. Many of these elements can be used for layouts other than a wedding. They are just 'love' inspired. Of course I'll still be giving other freebies in between parts of this series.

The thing I love about digital elements is they are so versitile. I have a really good photo printer and I print any pictures that I need for frames etc. I haven't printed a picture in ages without using elements, wordart etc, to 'spice it up'. Besides doing Digital scrapbooks, I've printed pictures and put them on ceramic tiles like this one;

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and I also did a large 13"x13" tile with a collage of my two cats ...lol.

My most recent project was to do a family frame with pics of the family including brothers, sisters, kids, nieces and nephews. This is how it turned out;

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This frame is actually 36"x24" so it's pretty big. Most of the pictures are printed 5"x7".

So as you can see - digital elements can be used in so many ways~! I'd love to hear about any creative things you have done with digital elements.

OK, now on to the freebie;

Download Wedding Wishes 1

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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Jib Jab

Well, the snow accumulated just enough to cover the grass. It lasted through the next day but now it has melted. Whew!

I found this really fun website the other day. It's called Jib Jab. It lets you create videos or postcards starring 'YOU' (or your friends etc.) There are only selected free ones but enough to have fun with.
Hey, this one I made might even get me over my fear of deep water!

Olympic Diving Starring ME~!

LOL

I obviously have too much time on my hands~!!!

Now I want to think warm thoughts...

So, on to todays freebie ...

Download Vacation Word Labels 2

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Z and Snow ~ !

Well, this is interesting... it's October 21st and it's SNOWING out! Yes, the dreaded S word. My husband just called me and told me to look out the window. I was busy around the house here and hadn't even noticed.







Ug! There's no denying it now, winter is coming ... and way to fast for my liking. If it actually accumulates I'll post another picture this afternoon. I'm hoping it doesn't!!! Hmmmm... did I jinx myself with my last post??

Wow, I am finally at the end of the 'is for' series. Seems like yesterday I just opened this blog ...lol. This series has been fun to make. I hope you enjoyed it too!

Download Z 'is for' Zoom!

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Ahhh ... Autumn

As much as I love summer, I have to admit I love the colours of Autumn. We took a drive yesterday to see our area in full blown change.















I've never really thought about it but some people never get to see this spectacular show put on in the fall. The college here has a student exchange program with Mexico and there are about 20 Mexican students down this year. They are totally amazed by all this colour change. (Hah! Wait until they see the snow~! LOL)

I could definately live with just 3 seasons (skip the winter). My friends that have become 'snowbirds' this year (living in Florida for the winter months) are leaving in two weeks. I envy them, sitting in their 'Florida room' sipping on Margarita's! Actually neither of them even drink but it sounded good ...lol.

Anyways, todays freebie is:

Download Just Frames 2

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Monday, October 13, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

To all your fellow Canadians that are celebrating Thanksgiving today, I hope you eat lots of turkey~! We are actually having ham because we had a huge turkey a few weeks ago when my husbands family came down. And today I am definately thankful for the beautiful weather we are having - a whopping 26 degrees celcius which is great for the middle of October. I'm a few days late with the next letter in the 'is for' series but I've been pretty busy.

So .... Happy Thanksgiving ... and if your are not from Canada ... Happy Thanksgiving and eat turkey anyways~!! :-) Now how appropriate is this letter for today? Yummy...

Here is todays freebie:

Download Y 'is for' Yummy

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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Wow!

What a wonderful wedding it was. It took place in an old Victorian building and was just lovely. My step-daughter looked stunning and the groom looked fabulous~! What a great couple. I wish them all the happiness in the world~!!!



They are now off on a caribbean cruise which is very much deserved. They both work long hours and different shifts which keeps them apart often. Hopefully time will slow down for them this week and they have the relaxing vacation that I'm sure they both needed. But don't you just love wedding???~!!!

Todays freebie is:

Download Photo Corners 2

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