Sunday, March 29, 2009

Drum roll please ...

... and the verdict is ... we love it~! We are done painting and I find I like the colour a little more every day. It's bright but I think it really suits the room and it kind of grows on you.

You have to remember this room used to be very light, almost white. I also find this colour looks different under the natural light in the daytime and indoor lighting at night. Well, I'm really relieved to say in the end I'm glad I stuck to this colour.

I've added a few things to the store:

Both are only $1.00 and can be found under the 'Elements' category. Don't forget you get a free frame if you spend $5.00 in the store until April 1st. (See post below)

Here is today's freebie:

Download Ribbon Toppers #1


Have a good day~!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Where's my sunglasses?

Oh my ... I decided to be brave and paint my dining room the original colour I had picked. It's called gold buff.

Two walls were done yesterday and I'm hoping to finish it today. WOW~! It's bright!!! LOL (Alot brighter then this sample looks!) But, I really like it, I think ... lol. I'll let you know when we are done and post pictures. Because of the layout of this room I also have to paint the front hallway and another hallway the same colour! What do I get myself into???

I'm having a bonus sale at my store. It's only for a week so take advantage.

Enter my store here or on the store banner on the right.

I have one more wedding paper pack to give away. Again, it's not just limited to weddings. Hope you like it.

Download Wedding Paper Pack #2


Sunday, March 22, 2009

Happy Spring~!

The first day of spring was on Friday and it's been great. My daughter and her fiance came down for the weekend and we had a nice time. We went to the local zoo here in town yesterday and there were quite a few animals out and about. This zoo is right in the middle of town and it's free to get in. All of the animals have an outdoor and indoor part to go into. Unfortunately my camera's batteries died and I didn't have any extra with me. It was actually nice and sunny and just a little cool. There were quite a few people there taking advantage of the nice day. These monkeys were so cute, they were at the very top of their cage right by the heaters

And then last night we all went out for a few beers and shot some pool. Something I want to get better at ... the pool shooting not the beer ... lol. They've gone home now, they live a few hours away (200 km's). I can't complain, they used to live in Oregan which is over 4000 km's away!

Today I have put a few things in my store:

They are only $1.00 a set and look great in a layout.

You can get them here or enter my store through the banner on the right side of this blog and they are under the category 'Word Art'.

Here's todays freebie;

Download Hanging Friends Plaque


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Mating Season

It's seems all the different birds came back at once. Actually I noticed that the day after we turned the clocks ahead on the 8th that immediately there seemed to be alot more birds around. All the Red Winged Black birds are back and they are definately trying to find a mate already.

They are really vocal this time of year and they really try to show off for the females. They sit and puff their body out (I guess so they look strong? lol) and then do their mating call.

And the geese are back and are starting to flock. They usually set up their nests by the ponds in the conservation area and they are already trying to stake ot their territory. Now that is a sure sign that spring is coming.

I thought since I gave away so many wedding elements that I would give away some paper. Of course this paper is not limited to weddings.
It's just ... pretty.

Download Wedding Paper Pack #1


Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Top O' The Morning ...

Happy St. Patrick's Day~! And we have a really nice sunny one. We are going to go to Mexicala Rosa's this afternoon for chicken wings and green beer. Of course we have to wear green. If it gets as nice out as they say it is going to they might even have the outdoor patio open~!

I have some new stuff in my store I wanted to show you.

(You can click on pictures for a larger preview)

Each Tag set is only $1.00 and they include 12 tags each.

You can get them here or enter my store through the banner on the right side of this blog and they are under the category 'Word Art'.

I wish you lots of good luck no matter what the day.
I wish you lots of sunshine and not a bit of grey ...
I wish you lots of laughter and never one wee sigh,
and I hope no gift of fortune may ever pass you by.

I'll be back tomorrow with a freebie ...

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Happy Cats~!

Well, it must be officially spring (even though the calendar says it's not). The weather has been 'springy' and most important the cat cage went ouside yesterday. Since both of our cats are indoor cats they have a cage that we put outide in the nice weather and they spend a couple of hours a day in it. (Sometimes more, it's hard to get them in!). So yesterday the cage went outside. And this morning they are in it again. They haven't been outside since probably October and they love it. The birds are chirping and the sun is out.

Today is the St. Patricks Day parade in our city and we have beautiful weather for it. Then alot of local pubs are having after parade specials and of course, green beer. Then they will do it all again on Tuesday, the parade gives them an excuse to do it twice ... lol. The truth of the matter is they don't even drink green beer in Ireland. The beer of Ireland is Guinness. If you were to add green food colouring to Guinness it would turn black ... lol. But in North America most beers are very light in colour and so green dye turns the beer green. But either way it's a fun way to help celebrate St. Patricks day.

So here is todays freebie:

Download St. Paddy's Beer


Have a great day~!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Grand Opening~!!!

Today is the grand opening of LLL Creations Dollar Mart. It's loaded with alot of never before seen items and some past freebies. Read more about it on the right side of this blog and click on the banner to enter the store. Most items are only one dollar and nothing is over two dollars. If you are from the United States take advantage of this because everyone is paying in Canadian dollars!.

To celebrate I'm giving away an extra freebie this week. My mother was born in County Cork, Ireland and I've always felt proud to be part Irish. I've never been to Ireland but I've seen pictures of the beautiful rolling mountains and countryside. I love the Irish accent and love to watch Irish dancing. And it sure doesn't hurt that the word 'luck' always seems to be associated with being Irish ... lol. I feel lucky in many ways. :-)

Download Irish Stamps


Wednesday, March 11, 2009

And last but not least ...

My husband and I decided to get away for a night. We used to do that all the time but haven't done it in ages. We went to Niagara Falls for a night and had a great room with a great view of the falls. It's about a 3 hour drive from where we are. This is the view from our room, it's the Canadian horseshoe falls and right across is the United States.

Unfortunately the weather wasn't that good, cool and cloudy but it was still nice to get away.

Finally, the last part of the Wedding Wishes Series~! If anyone has any suggestions for another series please let me know.

Tommorrow I've got another freebie so check back. It's in celebration of my store grand opening. :-)

Download Wedding Wishes 20


Sunday, March 8, 2009

Spring Forward ...

Well today is the day we put the clocks ahead an hour and gain an hour of daylight or lose an hour of the day depending on how you look at it ... lol. But more importantly this is the day that I really consider the end of the winter season even though legally the first day of spring is not until March 20th. We beat another long cold winter and it was a long, cold one. I'm really looking forward to the sun and nicer weather.

So to celebrate the change of seasons here is todays freebie;

Download Season Word Labels


Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Before and After

Well the guest bedroom turned out really nice. I wasn't sure about the colour because it has a 'hint' of orange in it but it goes great with the comforter and accessories. I guess that's why it's called Sunset Beige What a difference paint makes. The room seems so much cozier.

Next the dining room ... in the next few weeks hopefully. I'm pretty sure I'm sticking to my original colour plan.

I've noticed over the past week or so alot of different birds seem to be coming back. Over the winter we seemed to only have Chickadee's, doves and woodpeckers around. Now starlings and sparrows etc have been coming back. And it seems like there is alot more 'singing' going on. Looks like spring is around the corner and they must sense it. Wayyyyy behind our house in the conservation area there is a dead tree that sticks up amongst all the others. It seems to be a perching post for larger birds looking for prey. We've seen Hawks, Eagles and even a Blue Heron perched on it. The other day I noticed a large bird on the top and of course ran to get my camera. I had to 'super-zoom' to get it but it was a Red Tailed Hawk. It's funny it looks small in the picture but it must be an illusion because it was so zoomed. When it flew away the wing span seemed huge.

Only two parts left of the Wedding Wishes Series ... so here is one of them.
I bet you can guess the last one ...

Download Wedding Wishes 19