Tuesday, October 20, 2009


I was going to post this tomorrow ... but I've got a busy day. So I'm posting late tonight ... lol.

First of all I would like to show you the fabulous sky I woke up to this morning. (Yes, it was still dark out ... lol)

It was soooooooo beautiful! The clouds were in lines and there was beams coming through the clouds ... it was much nicer in person, but just to give you an idea.

There's something about skies that fascinate me ...

And on another subject ... there has been alot of change around here as far as nature goes ...

Today it was fairly mild out and when I stepped outside the first thing I noticed was the huge amount of ladybugs flying around. I remember this happened last year too - all of a sudden one day just tons of ladybugs everywhere. Actually when I stepped back inside I had two on me ... lol.

The other thing I noticed today was there was a different kind of bird around that I haven't seen around here before. I looked it up in my bird book and it is a Dark-Eyed Junco.

Everything is in the middle of migration. These Juncos go south for the winter and I think they just stopped by on their way ... lol.

And the cutest thing of the day ...

This chipmunk has decided to camp out under our gazebo. I always have this flat feeder out for the doves because they can't land on the normal bird feeders and this chipmunk discovered it and thought he had died and gone to heaven~! lol So I moved it beside the gazebo to make him happy for a few minutes. Boy, do these animals/birds have ME trained, or what???

(Adorable word art available here)
(Journaling Clip paper available here)

Speaking of migration ... I'll be migrating to Cuba in less then 2 days ... lol. Can't wait~!

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So in the last post I had shown some Autumn layouts. I put those Autumn word art and papers I made into LLL Creations Dollar Mart today. (Look at previous post for closer views)

You can get the Autumn Word Art here for only $1.00. Or just go through LLL Creations Dollar Mart under the Word Art category.

You can get 8 Autumn Papers for only $1.00 - get them here or just go through LLL Creations Dollar Mart under the Papers category.

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And before I go on vacation ... I want to give you these Halloween Papers;

Have a great next week and a Happy Halloween~! I'll be home on the 30th but not sure when I'll get a chance to post.

Download Halloween Papers #1


Thanks ... and have a great day~!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Autumn In My Part Of The World ...

I thought I would show you some of the spectacular autumn colours we have in this part of the world right now ...

Trees in the autumn are like snowflakes in the winter - no two are the same. Autumn is such a fabulous season (other then the colder weather ... lol). But as far as nature being beautiful, I would say it's right up there with the summer flowers, maybe even more beautiful. My area is in full colour right now. Every street you drive down is bright and different. But the leaves have started falling and soon the trees will be bare. So I love to look around while we still have these gorgeous scenes of nature around us. Autumn is way too short, winter is way too long! lol

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I only have 5 more days until my trip to Cuba. I'm really looking forward to some heat. To go with the Tropical Vacation Word Art I made, I now have some Tropical Vacation Papers that went into LLL Creations Dollar Mart.
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As always, the previews do them no justice.
Each set comes with 6 papers and is only $1.00. You can get them here or just go through LLL Creations Dollar Mart under the Papers category. All my papers are 3600x3600 pixels (12 inch by 12 inch) and 300 PPI.

The layout below is using one of the papers.

And don't forget my October Offer is on until the 31st ... see details at my store.

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And because Halloween is just around the corner, I have this freebie for you;

The below layout shows the size on a 12x12 inch paper.

Download Halloween Frame


Would love to hear some feedback about my blog, store and/or freebies.

Have a great day~!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Vacation Time ~

I've got 7 more sleeps before we fly off on vacation to Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba~! Yay! Sun and fun ... My husband has been trying for a few years to get me to go away (we used to go at least 2 times a year somewhere warm). But with the new house and decorating and all the stuff that was going on, I just wanted to stay home. BUT ... with this past summer being so crappy I finally gave in ... lol. The place is called Melia Las Dunas and we got a fabulous deal. Can't wait~!

So I started thinking 'tropical' and put this into LLL Creations Dollar Mart today;
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The preview for the word art doesn't do it justice because of the extreme downsizing.

You get 11 word art for only $2.00~! And that's not all ...
You get these 3 Bonus Tropical Country signs ...

You can get the Tropical Vacation Word Art here or just go through LLL Creations Dollar Mart under the Word Art category.

The below layouts show you a few for size against a 12x12 (3600x3600 pixel)paper.

So if you have tropical vacations to scrap - these are for you~!
I can't wait to use them when I get home from Cuba~!

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Today I have this Charcoal Paper Pack Freebie for you;

There's not alot of black papers out there but they are great for making pictures 'pop'! Could be used for black tie affairs and some of the plainer ones would be great for halloween~!

Download Charcoal Paper Pack #1


Have a great day~! And as always, Comments are appreciated~!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving ~

My husband and I were able to have a little getaway this weekend. We went up to Blue Mountain in Collingwood. It's really beautiful up around there and the leaves are really starting to turn now.

We drove all around and also took this gondola up the mountain to see the view. These mountains are used for skiing in the winter months.

And what a view it was ....

We really lucked out because we didn't realize they had the Apple Harvest Festival on this weekend. Many activities and things to look at. One of the neat things was this "Birds Of Prey" show. It's not often you will ever get to see these kinds of birds up close.

Great Horned Owl

Saker Falcon

This little Saker Falcon only weighs about 1/4 pound but will eat 2 mice every single day.

Harris Hawk

Bald Eagle

These birds were raised by a husband and wife team who put on shows to educate people about them. They also do rehabilitation of sick and injured wild birds, research and consulting. I learned some interesting facts that I never knew. One of them was that birds don't have any sense of smell. They strictly use their eyesight to find there next meal. Which probably explains why many people are surprised to find out that one of the Bald Eagles favourite foods is the skunk~! Many of these birds have also been used in movies. The Great Horned owl was used in the movie My Bosses Daughter with Ashton Kutcher, Carmen Electra and Dave Foley.

So needless to say ... it was a good weekend even though it was freezing out! lol

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Today a few new items went into LLL Creations Dollar Mart;
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You get 16 of these Birthday Badges (years 1 through 16) for only $1.00. You can get them here or just go through LLL Creations under the Elements category.

The below layout shows the size against a 12x12 inch paper.

and also these Side Scalloped Papers went into the store ...

You get 6 papers for only $1.00. You can get them here or just go through LLL Creations under the Papers category.

And don't forget my October Offer ... see details at my store.

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And for todays freebie I have these Clip Frames for you ...

You can see the size of one of them in the Birthday layout above.

Download Clip Frames #1


Happy Thanksgiving~!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

For The Love Of Nature ...

The other day I received a beautiful email from one of my blog readers. (Thank you ~ you know who are are ~) Like myself, she is a nature lover. After reading it I got to thinking if there was ever a time in my life I didn't have this love of nature. As far back as I can remember I always enjoyed animals and nature of all kinds. One of my favourite DVD's is the 'Planet Earth' series which is a fabulous set of 11 dvds. I couldn't even imagine hurting a bird or an animal. When I hear of animal cruelty and things like that it just boggles my mind. How can ANYONE have it in them to hurt an animal?

It also got me thinking how many animals and birds some people consider 'pests'. One of the main ones here in Ontario I think people would say is seagulls. The reason being they gather where there is food available and they happen to love people food. They tend to go near beaches and where people are picnicing, parks and any other place people might throw them a bite of their pizza ... lol. And they can be messy. Actually not too far from where I live litterly hundreds of seagulls decided to use one mans black roof as their gathering place. We have no idea why. But needless to say his roof was ... not black very long ... lol. So he had to resort to putting 2 plastic owls on his peaks and the seagulls moved on. But at least he was civil about how to get rid of them. But when you actually take a step back and look at a seagull, they are very beautiful birds. In August when we went on the Thousand Islands cruise we had one seagull that decided to follow the boat ... which he did for a very long time. Yes, he was hoping someone would throw him something to eat (unfortunately there was no food on the boat) and he was determined and thought that if he stayed with the boat long enough it would happen.

Every once in awhile the wind would take him down and he'd land on the water and then immediately catch up to the boat again. I have to give him credit ... he was flying against the wind for at least 30 minutes straight and got nothing in return.

And although I've heard many people say 'Don't feed the seagulls' - I still will feed the seagulls. No, I don't want them camping in my backyard (or on my roof ...lol) but if I'm at a park feeding the ducks, the seagulls come around and I feed them too. And I'll throw bread out in my backyard and when they are done eating they leave. Unfortunately not everyone loves nature.
But they are truely missing something.

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Today I put these Lace Sunset Frame Sets into LLL Creations Dollar Mart;
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They are large frames and pretty well fill a 12x12 inch page.
They would be great to use for Album covers!
The layout below shows the size against a 12x12 inch (3600x3600 pixel) paper.

Each set has 2 frames and is only $1.00. You can get them here or just go through LLL Creations Dollar Mart under the Frames category.

And don't forget about my October Offer ...

See a closer view of the Halloween Word Art here

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Today I have this Memories Word Art Freebie for you;

Download Memories Word Art