Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Insomnia ...

Ugh~! I can't sleep. For the past week I just can't sleep. I'm tired but I just toss and turn all night and it feels like I've been doing an aerobic exercise by time I get up ...lol. So I'm trying to figure out what the problem is. I do drink coffee but I know caffeine does effect me like that so I only have 2 coffees in the morning. But it's so frusterating because I'm exhausted~!!! lol So as I'm typing this it's actually only 5:30 am. So I guess I'm doing an early post~!

Yesterday Blogger had some problems with the graphics not showing up on the blogs. When I went to my blog and saw all the graphics gone I kinda paniced ... lol. But then I quickly went to another blog and saw it was the same. We can't complain if they have their glitches once in awhile because this is a great free service.

Tomorrow is the last day of my March Contest! So if you want in on the draw make sure you become a fan of LLL Creations on facebook. I'll be announcing the winner on Thursday here on this blog and on LLL Creations facebook. See details here.

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Today I put these 3 frames into LLL Creations Dollar Mart;
The Dog and cat ones were very popular so I extended the line ... lol.

I Love My Mom Frame. Only $1.00 - Get it here.

I Love My Dad Frame. Only $1.00 - Get it here.

and I Love My Family Frame. Only $1.00 - Get it here.

Layout below shows the size on 12x12 paper.

And tommorrow is also the last day of my March Promotion with a $5.00 purchase.

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Todays freebie is not just for babies ... this could be used for people of all ages~!!! The backgound is transparent.

Download A Star Is Born Hanger

Shown below on a 12x12" layout ...

Would love to hear your comments~!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

♪ The Birds are back in town ♫

Songs of spring~! That's what's happening right in my backyard. All the birds are back and chirping and cheeping and hoping just like me that it warms up soon ... lol.

I've been hearing some different bird sounds too that I don't recognize. But I haven't had a chance to see the birds that are making the sounds.
Ahhh ... the sounds of spring.

There is only one week left until my daughter and her fiance's stag and doe!. Everything is coming up so quickly. Later on in April there is a shower for her and then they get married on June 11th~! I have no idea what I'm wearing to the wedding yet and that is a crisis! lol

So Easter is only just over a week away and here is the word art I mentioned in my last post. This went into LLL Creations Dollar Mart today;

You get all 5 adorable word art for only $1.00~ (Are you getting sick of that figure yet? ... lol) Get them here.

And a refresher of the layout that shows an example of the size of one of the word art on a 12x12 inch layout.

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And who doesn't like chocolate? I have to admit I'm a bit of a chocoholic ...
So here is your freebie for today;

Download Chocolate Bunnies Word Art


You can comment in my CBox at the right side of this blog or below this post.
Have a great weekend~!

Only 5 days left to enter my contest. Become a fan of LLL Creations on facebook before March 31st and you could win a $10 shopping Spree. See details here.
CLICK HERE to become a fan. (You will have to log into your facebook).

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

A Digital World ...

Ok, so using film is totally outdated, but what about those albums and albums of pictures from many moons ago? Well, I've already taken the time and transferred all my old videos and put them on to dvd (that was one heck of a project~!). Now I've decided to preserve some of my favourite photos in my albums by digitalizing them. Yep, so that means scanning them ... lol. I'm definately not doing them all, that would be crazy, but I'm going to pick all my favourites from when my daughter was growing up and start out that way. I'll pick some from each year until I stopped taking actual real film pictures (which was in 2001). I figure if I scan just a few each day ... it won't seem like such a task. Ahhhh ... I create so much work for myself~!! lol

So I was fooling around and came up with these cluster frames that went into LLL Creations Dollar Mart today;

Boys Will Be Boys Cluster Frame

Get it here for only $1.00 ~

Detailed view below ...

and Girls Will Be Girls Cluster Frame

Get it here for only $1.00 ~

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

So that goes to show you, you don't have to have young kids to scrapbook kids, just scan your old photo's ... lol. (My daughter is now 27~!)

And there is only one week left to get the free overlays with a $5.00 purchase. See details about my March Madness Promotion here.

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And so Easter is just around the corner and have I got a treat for you!
Here is todays freebie...

Download Porcelain Easter Eggs Freebie

A short, funny story about these eggs. I was actually trying to make something else awhile back and all of a sudden I looked at it and said to myself 'That looks like an egg'. (before the flowers and ribbon were on it). So I saved it for future use and I'm glad I did! lol

And the size is shown in the below 12x12 inch layout ...
Man, I'm feeling old, that's my daughter in 1989!

You can comment in my CBox on the right side of this blog or below this post. As usual, comments are really appreciated!

P.S. - Stay tuned - in a few days I will be having some Easter Word Art which includes the one shown in the above layout~!

Become a fan of LLL Creations on facebook before March 31st and you could win a $10 shopping Spree. See details here.
CLICK HERE to become a fan. (You will have to log into your facebook).

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Happy Spring!

Well, it's official. As of midnight last night it is now officially spring~! YAY!

The weather was fabulous all last week. It was great to have the windows and doors open, turn down the heat and let the air in. It's getting back to more normal temperatures for this time of year but that's ok.
The worst is behind us~!

I decided to put a few different items into LLL Creations today.
(Click on any picture for larger view)

First off to celebrate the first day of spring ...

Spring Word Art #1

You get 4 spring word art for only $1.00 - get them here.

And also ... Photo Edgers #1
(I love these! LOL)

Photo Edgers - You get 8 different sets (4 in each set) for only $1.00 - get them here.

You don't have to use all 4 edgers on a photo, use as many or as few as you like as shown in the preview above. The layout below shows the transparent photo edgers. The layout also shows one of the Spring Word Art.

So get out the camera and start snapping those 'springy' pictures. I can't wait to start taking more bird pictures, flower pictures etc.

And don't forget, with a $5.00 purchase at LLL Creations Dollar Mart you get these 4 Elegant Overlays free.

See details here.

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And right around the corner from the first day of spring is easter!
So this is your freebie for today ...

Download Bunny Word Art Freebie

You can comment in my Cbox on the right side of this blog or below this post. Have a great day~!

Become a fan of LLL Creations on facebook before March 31st and you could win a $10 shopping Spree. See details here.
CLICK HERE to become a fan. (You will have to log into your facebook).

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The First Signs Of Spring ...

What a change from just a week ago! The weather has been great, sunny and much warmer. The days are longer and the first signs of spring are definately around. First off, there are so many more birds around. After the long winter of total quiet in the back conservation area all of a sudden everything has come to life. Many different birds have come back and it's a busy place back there again. Birds chirping from sunrise to sundown and geese and ducks and everything I LOVE about living here~! lol

We even had a chance to go outside and do some cleaning up in the yard and gardens and some plants are actually starting to grow. What a great time of year. And yesterday being St. Patricks day we went out for a couple of green beers and actually got to sit on an outdoor patio! That's a sure sign of spring ... lol.

But the sign of spring that convinces me the most is this one ...

The cat cage is back outside!!! lol Yep, it's been a long cold winter and the cats are very happy to be back out in the fresh air and sun. And it didn't take long for Nemo to remember his trick from last year of hiding under the carpet in hopes that the birds won't see him and land on the cage ... LOL!.

So Spring is in the air ...
and this is what I put into LLL Creations Dollar Mart today ...

Spring Frames

You get 4 hanging spring frames for only $1.50 ... get them here.

These frames are so versatile and look great in a layout.

And Spring Is In The Air Papers ... only $1.00 ... get them here.

The layout below shows the size of the frames and shows one of the papers on a 12x12 inch layout.

You only have until tomorrow night to get in on my Anniversary Special ...
Get it while you can here ~

And 2 weeks left to enter my March Contest~

And on top of all that there is my March Promotion!

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OK, enough excitement ...lol.
Here is todays freebie as shown in the layout above ...

Download Signs of Spring Word Art Freebie


You know, I know that when you are searching around grabbing all the freebies you don't want to 'waste time' saying thanks or leaving a comment. Every week it's the same thing ... hundreds of downloads and 4 or 5 comments (and usually the same people) but ... please take a minute and tell me you were here. Over the past few years hundreds of designers that used to give away freebies have shut down their blogs and I can guarantee you that the majority did it because of that frustration. And many of them just got so frusterated they just said 'Screw it' and deleted their blogs without any warning. Its a feeling of being used and not appreciated at all and to be honest it sometimes feels like a total waste of time. I know you've heard this before and all designers feel the same. Why is it so hard to take a few extra seconds and leave a comment?. And not just today, and not just on this blog but for every freebie you download on ANY blog. For every freebie you download someone has spent time out of thier life creating it. Think of the hours and hours you are saving by not creating it yourself. If you blog hop for 2 hours you might have to add another 5 minutes total for thanks ... take a look at what you've received for your extra 5 minutes of time. I have been doing this blog for 2 years in April ... faithfully giving freebie after freebie, yet only have a handful of faithful thankers. You do not have to log in to comment in my Cbox or in the comment area below this post. Pay it forward ... because sometimes 'screw it' seems like not a bad idea. Sorry for the rant if you actually read this, but sometimes it just needs to come out.

♣ ♣ Happy St. Paddy's Day ♣ ♣

I just thought I would pop in and wish everyone a Happy St. Patricks Day~!

I hope you wear green today and are able to have a nice green ... drink ... of any kind! lol

♣~ May you have all the happiness
and luck that life can hold
And at the end of all your rainbows
May you find a pot of gold ~♣

Here's a recap of some of the Irish items at LLL Creations Dollar Mart;

Irish Stamps - Get them here

Irish Word Art #1 - Get it here

Irish Word Art #2 - Get it here

Irish Blessings Word Art - Get it here

Have a great day and I'll be back tomorrow with a freebie~!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Spring Forward ...

So Saturday night we had to turn our clocks ahead by one hour. It's nice because it stays brighter one hour later now. And boy are there signs that spring is on it's way. Different birds are back in the area that we haven't seen all winter. And the geese and ducks are back and starting to stake out their territory for nesting. And hopefully in a month our little friends the tree swallows will be back and setting up house in the birdhouse. Can't wait~!!!

But it's been nasty out! lol Raining and windy for a few days. The snow is almost gone now, just a few patches here and there, so that's a good thing. I can't wait to open up windows and doors and hear the birds and feel the sun on my face~!!!

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So if you didn't catch my last post you'll have to take a look at my One Year Anniversary Special for LLL Creations Dollar Mart. It's only on until Friday so get it while you can~

I love putting word art or journaling on a layout. I think those two things are what really makes a page. So I decided to try something a little different for journaling and I put these into LLL Creations Dollar Mart today ...

You get 8 different postcards for only $1.00. Get them here.

I made the stamps with pictures that I have taken. Yep, Even that eagle. (It wasn't a wild Eagle, it was an Eagle used for education and demonstration purposes and I was able to get really close to this magnificent bird~!).

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

(They actually look so much better in real size. These are condensed so much for these small previews that I've lost alot of the detail)

*Paper in the above layout is part of Tropical Vacation Papers #2 found here.
*Shell stick pin is part of Vacation Mini Kit found here.

And take advantage of my March Promotion.

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So today you are getting some really nice neutral papers. Here is todays freebie ...

Download Neutral Paper Pack #3

Please take a second and let me know you've been here~!!!
Say hi, say thanks ... tell me about yourself ... whatever~! lol
You can comment in my CBox on the right side of this blog or below this post.

And don't forget to become a fan of LLL Creations Dollar Mart on facebook and WIN a shopping spree. Click here. (Log into your facebook and become a fan)

Friday, March 12, 2010

~Happy Anniversary To Me!~

Wow ... time flies!
LLL Creations Dollar Mart has been opened for one year today!!!

A BIG thanks to all of my customers who have returned time and time again, written me wonderful emails and encouraged me with their praise, suggestions and ideas. ♥

If you've never been over to LLL Creations, you might want to go over and take a look around. The shop now has over 500 items that are always at dollar store prices.

And to celebrate I've put together a Celebration Special. All of these items could be used for so many different occasions ...

For one week only! (March 12th - 19th)

Get everything you see here for only $3.00~

Papers, embellishments, word art and frames~

Get it HERE.

And you can still take advantage of the March Promotion on top of that ...
Get these 4 Elegant overlays FREE with a $5.00 purchase.
(*Will automatically be sent with order)

And also enter my March Contest ...

CLICK HERE. Then log into your facebook and click on become a fan of LLL Creations Dollar Mart and you just might be able to go shopping for free!.

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And speaking of free ... here is todays freebie ...

Download Time Flies Word Art Freebie

Shown below on a 12x12" layout ...

Have a great weekend~!