Monday, August 31, 2009

Some R and R ~

Well, I have to be honest. It was a nice break ... but I was getting edgy ... lol.

I have spent the last few weeks trying not to think about designing. I did sit down a few times and created a few things but I didn't feel the preasure to get it on my blog or in my store by a certain day/time. I also had some company and relaxed! I think I really need to do that once in awhile so I don't burn out.

We had my daughter, her fiance and few friends of theirs over for the weekend. We all went to the Canadian Wakeboard Championships at one of the local parks. It was a fun day though my husband and I felt a little out of place with all those young people ... but we didn't care ... lol.
They had the wakeboarding;

Some bands;

And motorcycle stunts;

I enjoyed the motorcycle stunts the best. Those guys are nuts~!

The weather has really changed over the past week. You can definately feel autumn in the air. It's so much cooler and gets alot colder at night. What a short summer! We really only had a week or two of consistent nice weather. Yes, I'm pouting! Because I love the summer, the heat and the sun and it seems we are getting less and less of it. I'm hoping we have a nice long Indian Summer~!

OK, so I put some new items into LLL Creations Dollar Mart today;
(Click on any picture for a larger view)

And here's a layout to show you the size on a 12x12 paper;

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

And I have this freebie for you;

Download Watercolour Paper Pack #1


I couldn't decide how to preview these papers so I did it this way too ... lol.


Thursday, August 27, 2009

Last Day ...

Today is the last day of my promotion.

This frame takes up a full 12x12 size page.

So take advantage of it and get this kids cluster frame free.

Pop on over to LLL Creations Dollar Mart and see just how much you can get for only $5.00~!


Friday, August 21, 2009

I'm Taking a Break ~

This is probably my last post for awhile. I've decided to take a break.
LLL Creations Dollar Mart will still be open for business but for now my blog is on holidays.

I did put this into LLL Creations Dollar Mart today;

And here's a layout to show you the size against a 12x12 inch paper;

You can get both of them here for only $1.00 a set, or just go through LLL Creations Dollar Mart under the Word Art category.

And my promotion is still on until the 27th;

This frame takes up a full 12x12 size page.

I hope you enjoyed my blog and hopefully you will again in the future ...

I do have a freebie for you;

Download Mr. Tags Sampler


Adios Amigos!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Feather Bed

This week we decided to take down one of the bird houses to clean it out. The tree swallows are long gone from the bird house and won't be back again until next spring. We always take it down to fill any cracks or repaint or to make sure that no bees or anything else took up house in it. Well ... now I know where the term 'feather bed' comes from -

The nest was soooo perfect and looked soooo comfy~!

I didn't have the heart to throw it away so after cleaning out the house I put the nest right back in~! It will save them alot of work next spring ... lol.

It's only a few weeks away before my nephew and his fiance are due. Wow, finally a baby in our family after many many years! Will I rememeber how to hold one? lol They've picked names but they didn't want to know if it was a girl or boy before hand. So I've been thinking alot about it the past few weeks and it inspired me to make some baby stuff.

So this is what went into LLL Creations Dollar Mart today.
(Click on pictures for larger view)

Each set contains 14 stamps that are transparent as the larger stamp in the preview shows. They would make a great addition to any baby pages and are only $1.00 a set. Since I don't have any baby pics to scrap yet, I can't even show you them in a layout ... lol. You can get them here or just go through LLL Creations Dollar Mart under the Word Art category.

And don't forget I still have my latest promotion on;

This frame takes up a full 12x12 size page.

And for those of you who have girls that are a little past the baby stage, I have this freebie for you today;

Download Little Miss Tags Sampler


This is a sampler of a larger set that I have here. (These ones are not included in the set) There is a layout at that same link to show you the size against a 12x12 inch page.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Home Sweet Home ~

No matter how nice it is to have a little vacation, it's always nice to come home. We got the chance to get away for a few days to 1000 Islands. And WOW - has the weather ever been great (almost too hot - did I say that?? lol) We've had great weather now for 5 days straight, all sun and hot, hot, hot! We brought our bikes with us because the place we stayed at said they had a nice bike trail. The bike ride was nice ... until I saw this sign;

And it had a nice pool with no one in it (I guess they aren't busy in the middle of the week)

And then part of the package deal was a 2 1/2 hour cruise to see the islands.

This is Boldt Castle and has an amazing love story behind it.
Read about it here.

Above is the Tower House for Boldt Castle. It was meant to be used for the power and illumination of the grounds.

Above is the Boldt Castle Yacht House - Just for their yachts!

Above is a view from the back of Boldt Castle. In front of it is the Alster Tower which was intended to entertain their guests.

Thousand Islands actually consists of over 1800 islands - ranging from the size with the castle on it (which by the way is heart shaped!) to the size below.

In order for it to be called an 'island' it has to have at least 2 trees on it~! It's amazing how many houses are on some of the smaller islands though. And then of course there is 'Millionaires Row" ~ If you ever get a chance to see this beautiful area, it is really nice.

Ok, now since I haven't been around much this week I decided to have another promotion.

This frame takes up a full 12x12 size page.

You will be amazed at how many items you can get at my store for $5.00 -
so take advantage of this promotion~!

And ... I've put some new word art into LLL Creations Dollar Mart.

And here's to show the size of one of the word art on a 12x12 inch layout.

This word art is only $1.00 and can be found here or just go through
LLL Creations Dollar Mart under the Word Art category.

And here is today's freebie;

Download Scalloped Glass Frames


I'm giving you all 5 frames and below shows the size on a 12x12 layout.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


Chotchkies ~ that's what my husband calls knick-knacks. For years he's been telling me I'm a chotchkie collector. I had never heard that expression before. I have to admit I do like them ... lol. Well, today before doing this post I looked up chotchkie on the internet because I wasn't sure how to spell it. Hmmm ... this is the definition for chotchkie:

A small piece of worthless crap, a decorative knick knack with little or no purpose.

Side note: Chotchkie can be pretty, sentimental, or even occasionally useful though it usually breaks easily if useful. If you are having trouble identifying Chotchkie just look around your house or someone else's and whatever you see that a burgler wouldn't steal is probably a Chotchkie.

Piece of worthless crap?? LOL. Wait until my husband gets home today~!!! LOL

So ... since I am a chotchkie collector ... I'm going to show you some of my garden chotchkies ...

LOL ~ Now I don't think they are worthless or a piece of crap. Ok, maybe some are a little useless but that's as far as I'd take it ... lol. I can't believe I just thought chotchkie meant knick-knack or ornament~! Worthless piece of crap? LOL ... oh I can't wait to see him

On another note I've had my camera for about a year and a half and I finally figured out how to properly use the macro setting.

There is a macro button and everytime I used to press it the picture would turn out blurry. As it turns out I was supposed to take it off 'automatic' and put it on 'program' setting - it was as simple as that. I guess reading the manual helps ... lol.

Today I put these papers into LLL Creations Dollar Mart.

Both sets have 6 papers and are only $1.00 a set~! You can get them here or just go through LLL Creations Dollar Mart under the Papers category.

And for todays freebie I have this for you;
(Click on pictures for larger view)

Download Romance Plaques