Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Rain, Rain Go Away~!

Yuk~! I'm so sick of rain. Ontario has had one of the rainiest July's in history. The average temperature in July is around 25 degrees celcius and we've only had 3 days in July over that temperature. August HAS to be better. I feel summer is just passing us by without the benifits ... lol. It's great for the flowers and grass but that's about it! Summer is when I usually feel most energetic because of all the vitamin D but I've been feeling sluggish. It doesn't help I've had a bad cold for over 10 days that I can't seem to shake. Blah~!

As everyone knows I love cats. Actually I love all animals but we are the owners of two cats. (Actually they own us ~ who am I kidding ??~! LOL)
So today I put these cat papers and some feline word art into
LLL Creations Dollar Mart.

There are 6 cat papers and each one has a quote.
Click on any picture for a larger view.

Here's a closer view of the quotes.

And also this Feline Word Art went into the store. You get 5 word art.

The papers and the word art are only $1.00 each~!

You can get the papers here or just go through LLL Creations Dollar Mart under the Papers category.

The Word art can be found here or just go through LLL Creations Dollar Mart under the Word Art category.

And you still have a few days to take advantage of my promotion;


If it's Dogs that you have then you might want to look at my Canine Word Art - it can be found here.

Todays freebie is for the boys ~

Download Boys Cluster Frame


I didn't have time to make a layout but this cluster frame fills the height of a 12x12 inch paper.


Sunday, July 26, 2009

Teaching An Old Cat New Tricks ...

We always get up and have coffee on the deck off of the kitchen, which is on the second level at the back of the house. At the beginning of the summer we started letting Nemo (the 5 year old, indoor rambunctious cat) out with us but it was always too nerve-wracking. He would stick his head through the railings and jump on top of the railing etc. etc. Well, we think the training has finally paid off. After months of telling him 'no' when he stuck his body too far through the railings and after months of putting him back inside when he jumped on top of the railing, he finally has discovered that he actually gets to stay out if he is good. LOL

We were never concerned about Mischief (the 15 year old cat). He would never jump down from that height and is quite content just laying in the sun.

They both find it fascinating looking in from the outside for a change ...LOL.

So this is a huge milestone, we actually get to sit in peace and have our coffee~!

The windowsill is warm because of the sun and Nemo loves to put his face up against it. The picture above melts my heart ... lol. So now we leave the screen door open a little bit so they can come and go as they please while we are out there. And we have two happy cats~!

It's gorgeous out today so down to business;

Definitions are fun~! As shown in the above layout they can add some character to a page. So today I put these two sets of definitions into
LLL Creations Dollar Mart.

Each set is only $1.00 and you can get them here or just go through LLL Creations Dollar Mart under the Word Art category.

And my promotion is still on;


So come on over to LLL Creations Dollar Mart and browse through the great selection of categories at Dollar Store prices~!

And today you get some definitions to celebrate the seasons;

Download Seasons Definitions


You can click on picture for a larger view. Keep in mind all images have been compressed for faster loading. Definitions are sharp and clear in reality.

Have a great day~!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Wild Flowers ...

My camera has so many features that I never use that I actually forget about them. One of the ones that is really fun to play with is Colour Accent. It's where you point the camera to the colour that you want to show up, click to set it and then only that colour shows up in the picture. Like this ... the colour I picked was obviously brown ...

It even picked up the brown house in the background. You can also set various degrees of the colour. So it can show ONLY exactly the colour you pick or you can set it to pick up various degrees of that shade. It's pretty fun to see the results.

If you can think of any really cool ideas when to use this feature please let me know~!

The field you see in the above picture is actually alive with colour right now.

As I mentioned before it goes through so many stages between spring and fall. Yellow flowers, followed by purple flowers then white. This time of year there is a mixture of wild flowers. It's sooo pretty to look at and watch change.
I don't want summer to end~!!!! EVER~!!! lol

Today I put some new items into LLL Creations Dollar Mart;

Emotion Labels

and Positive Labels

Here's a closer view:

And a layout to show you the size on a 12x12 inch paper.

Each set has 20 different labels and is only $1.00~! You can get them here or through LLL Creations Dollar Mart under the Word Art category.

And don't forget about the promotion I have going on:


And today I have some Border Design Overlays for you;

Download Border Design Overlays


Overlays are always fun to use because you can change the paper and get a whole different look.

I hope you like them

Monday, July 20, 2009

Flower Frenzy~!

Well, it's mid summer here and the flowers are really taking off. Its such a beautiful time of year. I love looking at peoples gardens to see what they have done and what they have growing. Here are a few flowers from my garden.

The Buttercups above have actually been in bloom for almost a month. The flowers are just starting to fall off. I love this perenial because it grows fast, the flowers last a long time and it's really easy to take a rooted piece of it to put other places. It really spreads but it is also easy to keep under control. Actually a neighbour I had in Hamilton gave me a cutting of hers quite a few years back and as it spread I ended up putting some in all my gardens. Then when I moved to Peterborough I brought a cutting. In only two seasons I've already spread it to several gardens.

This geranium is actually from LAST summer. Near the end of the season I mentioned to my husband what a nice looking plant it was and he suggested bringing it indoors for the winter. So I did and put it in a nice sunny window and it did great all winter!. I put it back outside this spring. I'm definately bringing it back in this fall.

Even the hostas are starting to bloom.

I'm really impressed with this False Spirea bush. I just bought it
last summer and it's doing really great. I love the willowy flowers.

I hope you enjoy flowers as much as I do because if you do you're going to LOVE my newest promotion~!!!


These are really pretty frames and you get all 3 with a minimum
$5.00 purchase at LLL Creations Dollar Mart.

And here are a few new items I put into the store today;

You get 6 stitched papers for only $1.00! You can get the papers here or just go through LLL Creations Dollar Mart under the Paper category.

And 7 Outdoors word art for only $1.00. You can get the word art here or just go through LLL Creations Dollar Mart under the Word Art category.

See one of the word art and one of the papers in the layout below.

So hop on over to LLL Creations Dollar Mart and see everything
I have to offer at Dollar Store prices~!

And sticking with all these 'summery' topics ... here is todays freebie;

Download Beach Hanger


Whew! That was a longgggg post!!!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Pure Instinct ~

A sad thing happened the other day. One of my cats was outside in his cage and I was inside getting some things done. He's being doing this weird thing for awhile now where he goes underneath the carpet in the cage but that's just Nemo, he's a weird cat We've been joking that he is trying to hide so no birds will know he is there I usually go check on him every once in awhile to see if he wants to come in yet. Well, I went to check on him and sure enough he wanted to come in. I know because he looks at me, meows and holds his paw up Anyways as I was taking him out of his cage I noticed a few bird feathers on top of the carpet. We have seen birds fly into the cat cage before but never when the cats are in it so I figured one might of gone in while he was under the carpet and then Nemo must of moved and scared the bird away. I was telling my husband about it and I guess he went and looked and he found a dead bird just outside the side of the cage. :-(

I know it must of been pure instinct for him to catch the bird but I have to be honest I'm really surprised he killed it. I'm really glad I didn't see it happen. Well, since then everytime Nemo goes into the cage he's right under the carpet. I'm actually thinking of taking the carpet out so that the birds will 'know' he's there.

On a happier note I took this cute picture when my daughter was down with her dog a few weekends ago.

They can't let the dog loose outside because we don't have a fence around our yard so she put Stewie (and his bed) in the cat cage. He loved it~! Well Nemo was looking outside like 'What is HE doing in MY cage?'. So we decided to put him in it too. It was really cute. Normally when they are in the house together they kind of just 'watch' each other but sort of 'avoid' each other too. In the cage they totally wouldn't even look at each other Animals are such characters!

Today I put a new alpha in LLL Creations Dollar Mart.

And here's a closer look;

You get the full Upper Case, the full Lower Case, Numbers 0-9 and some symbols for only $2.00! You can get them here or through
LLL Creations Dollar Mart under the Alphabets category.

And this is your freebie for today;
(Click on picture for larger view)

Download Heart Sayings


Have a great weekend~!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

A Few Thoughts ...

Whew! Company is gone. Summer is definately a busy time because it seems you want to cram so many things in while the weather is nice. I think we might have a few days to get caught up with things now.

As I mentioned before we have no babies in our family. But my nephew and his fiance came down a few weekends ago and they are expecting in September. I'm looking forward to meeting my great-nephew or niece~!

A few thoughts ...

Almost everything that I design is because it would be something that I would use in a layout. But honestly, I have had no time to actually do any scrapbooking of my own. I spend hours on the computer designing freebies and items for LLL Creations Dollar Mart. My husband thinks I spend too much time on it and I have to be honest I do to. I rarely get a thanks and lately I'm not getting the same pleasure out of it like I used to. I'm going to continue to post for now but I don't think it will be as often as it has been which was mostly 3 times a week. I'm burning out. It's very time consuming and stressful trying to get the next item out to post, trying to think about what to do next and then spending litterly hours designing. With no feedback it sometimes seems pointless. I haven't read a book or just relaxed in many months. To you avid digital scrappers who run around grabbing everyone's freebies, I have this to say - There comes a point when people who give and give and give, become tired of giving. I'm sure in one hour you can litterly download weeks worth of others peoples work. Think about it and maybe appreciate it a little more.

Alright now on to other things.

I did manage to put this Party Word Art into LLL Creations Dollar Mart today.

You get 6 word art for only $1.00. You can get it here or through
LLL Creations Dollar Mart under the Word Art category.

And you only have until the end of tomorrow to take advantage of my promotion.

The freebie today is something I like to use in some layouts.

Download Paper Photo Corners


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