Sunday, February 28, 2010

Out Like A Lion!

You know what they say, in like a lamb - out like a lion!

We got dumped on!
The picture below is taken from my upper deck. There is a table under there somewhere ... lol.

Three days of non stop snow ...

I hate to admit it but it was really pretty ... lol.

It was like a Winter Wonderland~!

But today it's beautiful and sunny and everything is already starting to melt. So hopefully that was the final 'hurrah'!

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Wow, tomorrow is March! Today is the last day for my February Promotion. And tomorrow is the start of my March Promotion!

NOTE: If you spend over $5.00 today you can request to get the March promotion instead. When you place your order there should be a spot to write special instructions, just let me know there.

Get these 4 overlays free with any $5.00 purchase in March.
And below are closer views of the corners.

Oh and March brings St. Patricks Day. And that brings out my Irish heritage so this went into the LLL Creations Dollar Mart today;

Celtic Symbol Charms

(Click on any picture for larger view)

You get 12 Celtic Symbol Charms ...
Some closer views below ...

YOU CAN GET THEM HERE ... all 12 for only $2.00!

Or just go through LLL Creations under the Elements category (page 7)

and you don't have to be Irish to like the symbols~! They are just cool!

And don't forget about my March Contest!
Enter and win free scrapbooking items from LLL Creations Dollar Mart.

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So for todays freebie I thought you might like some Irish Papers.
You can see one in the layout above ...

Download Irish Paper Set Freebie

I hope you like them! Let me know!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Win~! Win~! Win~!

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CLICK HERE to become a fan of LLL Creations Dollar Mart.
Then log into your facebook and click on become a fan.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Good news and Bad news ...

First the bad news ...

It's STILL snowing~!!! lol Yep, we have managed to accumulate quite a bit and it's still coming down. But I refuse to talk about it, hense I do any more damage ... LOL.

Onto good news ...

The Winter Olympics have been so exciting to watch this year. I've always loved watching the winter olympics. It's funny because I'm not a winter person. I don't do any winter sports but yet I love to watch them. I guess it's because I get to be all warm and cozy on my couch ... lol. Well, I am so proud to be Canadian. It's been great watching Canadians win more Olympic medals then ever before. Go Canada~! Actually there are so many records being broken all around the world. I don't just cheer for Canada ... I cheer for any outstanding athlete that deserves to win a medal. Go World~! lol

And more good news ... the Ontario Colleges are NOT going on strike! Yay, the news just came out and we are relieved. My husband is a Professor and it was such a close vote a few weeks ago that they wouldn't make anything official until the mail in votes arrived. We are mostly happy for the students who won't have their school years messed up.

Ok, something really has surprised me. I can't believe there is no one out there with a scrapbooking blog who doesn't want more traffic. The Digital Scrapbooking Webring I created could really be a great tool (if people would just take advantage of it!). If you've never been on a webring before it's very simple. You join (it's free) and put the information about your scrapbooking blog and link. Then you copy and paste the code for the webring (see at top of my blog to see what the webring looks like) to your blog. People who love scrapbooking can now click 'next' or 'prev' to blog hop. Or click on 'Hub' to go to the main page for the webring. The more people that join, the more the 'ring' is out there, the more traffic to your site. It's as simple as that. You can get out of the ring anytime you want. Why not give it a try?

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Ok, so I was making a cluster frame and decided to make a few different ones. So these 2 cluster frames went into LLL Creations Dollar Mart today:
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Wedding Cluster Frame - $1.00

can be found here or just go through LLL Creations under the frames category (page 10).

Fills a 12x12 inch page as shown below ...

and ... Natures Delight Cluster Frame - $1.00

can be found here or just go through LLL Creations under the frames category (page 10).

Also fills a 12x12 inch page ...

Oh, and you can now become a fan of LLL Creations on facebook - HERE.
I would appreciate it~!

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And more good news! I had made this alpha that I was going to put into the store around Valentines day and never got around to it. Sooooo ... I decided to be generous and give it away as todays freebie~!

Download Love Alpha Freebie

Includes full upper case, full lower case, numbers and symbols!! 67 pieces!!!

And my husband is going to be shocked. I always use my daughter for the layouts but decided to use him and I!
The layout below shows the size of the alpha on a 12x12 paper.

And since I'm being so generous ... lol, please return the favour and write a comment. Thanks. You can comment below this post or in my CBox on the right side of this blog.

(Paper is part of Valentine Paper Pack #2)

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Oops, I did it again!

Ok, from now on, I'm keeping my mouth shut ... lol. I swear I can jinx just about anything. I talked on my last post only a few days ago about how little snow we have. Then yesterday ...

Wham! We got hit, as I think most of Ontario did. Well, I refuse to take responsibility ... lol. I know it's only February and I shouldn't of had my hopes up high, but I swear I smelled spring in the air just the other day~!!!

On another topic ...
When I first starting looking at scrapbooking blogs a few years ago, I started bookmarking the ones I would go back to. I litterly had probably 100 bookmarked! I have found since I started this blog and have my store, I don't have alot of time to blog hop. But the other day I decided I should take some time and look at other's peoples blogs. So I started going through my bookmarks and was SHOCKED!. More then 30% of the ones I had bookmarked are totally gone, another 40% are there but haven't been updated for over a year. That really shocked me. Though in a way I can totally understand. It's alot of work! For the people who don't blog or design you are probably just like I was with your 100 bookmarks ... lol. It made me realize that for some people thats all we are ... just a bookmark. Kinda depressing

But if you do have a scrapbooking blog, you might be interested in joining the new Digital Scrapbook Blog Webring (See it at the top of this blog). It's new so there are not alot of people involved yet, but the more who join, the more successful it will be to bringing traffic to your blog. (Which as we all know, is not an easy thing to do!). So if you have a scrapbooking blog, join the ring!

Oh, and something else new ... if you don't want to miss any freebies follow me on twitter where I'll be tweeting when I update~!

Follow Me on Twitter

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Today I put these Heart Strings into LLL Creations Dollar Mart;

And the below layout shows one for size on a 12x12 paper ...

You get 10 elements for only $1.00 (surprised?). You can get them here or just go through LLL Creations under the Elements category.

And 5 days left for the February Promotion ...

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And your freebie for today is the frame I used in Heart Strings layout.

Download Red Romance Frame Freebie

I call it Red Romance Frame though it certainly could be used for many things...

As usual, I would love to hear from you. You can comment below this post or in my CBox on the right side of this blog.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Is It Possible?

Hmm ... I hate to jinx anything but is it possible that we have beat another winter? This winter has been not too bad as far as snow goes here. Actually today it's sunny and above freezing and everything is melting. Oh, I know we will get more snow but if its anything like the snow we have already had then it's nothing. We didn't use our snow blower once this year~!

Last winter was sooooooooo much worse. This is last February.

We had snow like that all winter last year and even got hit in April with a fluke snowfall. It was cold this year but that's expected. But to not have to use the snowblower all winter is totally amazing for this area!

The cats are getting anxious too. They see the sun shining and just want out in their cage. I was in one of our closets the other day and ran across this cat tent that I totally forgot about and brought it out. Cats are like kids, bring out an old toy and it's all fun again ... lol.

Yeah, my cats are spoiled. Tents, bunkbeds, a 2 storey carpeted house, scratch pads and toys. toys, toys. And just like kids they are the happiest when you give them a old cardboard box! lol

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So today I put some Cat and Dog overlays into LLL Creations Dollar Mart;

Click on any picture for larger view.

Cat Overlays #1

This set comes with 4 overlays for only $1.00. Get them here or just go through LLL Creations Dollar Mart under the Overlays category.

See closer views below against paper.

and ... Dog Overlays #1

This set also comes with 4 overlays for only $1.00. Get them here or just go through LLL Creations Dollar Mart under the Overlays category.

See closer views below against paper.

I LOVE overlays because you can change the look of them by just changing the paper underneath.

And 8 more days left for the February Promotion ...

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For those of you who are having a bad snowy winter this year ... you might like todays freebie;

Download Cold As Ice Word Art

Of course it's not just for describing the weather ... you might have the perfect picture of someone that would fit this description ... LOL.

You can see the size of the word art on a 12x12 inch layout at the beginning of this post.

Would love to hear from you~! You can comment below this post or in my Cbox on the right side of this blog.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Family Time

Most of Canada celebrated Family Day on Monday. It's a fairly new holiday that only started in 2008 and it falls on the 3rd Monday of February. That worked out great this year because it fell on my birthday and my husband had the day off ... lol.

I am still in awe from the party thrown for me last Saturday. I think most surprise parties end up not being a real surprise. But this really was a shocker for me. I can't believe my husband or daughter didn't 'give it away'. And it was great because usually the only time my whole family gets together is at Christmas. So I got to have a birthday party and a Family Day all in one~!!!

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For those of you who like quickpages I've put some new ones into
LLL Creations Dollar Mart today.

Family Quickpages

And below are closer views ...

All of my quickpages are 12x12 inch (3600x3600 pixels). You get both coordinating quickpages for only $1.00. You can get them here or just go through LLL Creations Dollar Mart under the Quickpages category.

And there is still time to get the free Valentine Cluster Frame with a $5.00 purchase. See details here.

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And sticking to the 'Family' theme ... here is your freebie for today;

Download Family Word Art Freebie

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

Have a great day ~

Monday, February 15, 2010

Today I've Hit A Milestone~!!!

What milestone you ask? A big one, at least to me ... lol. Milestone birthdays are relative. To a 20 year old, 25 is a milestone. To a 90 year old, 100 is a milestone. It's all relative. Mine hit today ... the BIG 50~! Wow! I can't believe it!

I am so fortunate to have such great family and friends. My daughter planned a surprise party for me on Saturday and I really, truly was surprised. We had made plans that my husband and I would go to her city and stay there the evening on Saturday and we would go out to dinner. Nothing seemed 'suspicious' to me at all! When we showed up at the restaurant not only was my whole family there but she had invited old friends of mine from 30 something years ago~!!! I was stunned. It was fabulous to see these people. Some of us have kept in contact via facebook for the past couple years but it has been years and years since I've seen them. Actually one guy and his wife I haven't seen for almost 30 years~!! We all had a great time and I think we were all in a huge time warp~!! lol

Here's a few photo's of my 50th~!!!

Ok, that 'Over The Hill' sign above - I didn't have the nerve to point it at me. Over the Hill is still to the right ... lol.

The layout above is myself and my wonderful daughter who planned and put this whole thing together~!

Great time and definately some great memories~! Actually I had been thinking about this birthday for awhile now because for some reason those 'milestone' birthdays seem much bigger then the one the year before or the one the year after ... lol. And I had made these kits ... for milestone birthdays. Worked out great for me and what a perfect time to put them into LLL Creations Dollar Mart~!

All of the elements used in the above layouts are included in the kits ... and more~!

So hold onto your birthday hats ... here's some new Milestone Birthday Mini Kits ...

30th Birthday Mini Kit

Each kit has 16 elements ... plus you get 2 bonus papers.

40th Birthday Mini Kit

50th Birthday Mini Kit

60th Birthday Mini Kit

70th Birthday Mini Kit

Now I could of started at 25 and gone up to 100 ... but whew! ... so I kept my big 50 around the middle ~! lol

Each Mini Kit is only $2.00~!!! You can get them all HERE or just go through LLL Creations Dollar Mart under the Mini Kits category.

AND ... My February promotion is still on with a $5.00 purchase. See details here.

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Todays freebie is a Blue Paper Pack ... I used some of them in the layouts above ...

Download Blue Paper Pack #2

Hope you had a great Valentines day~!