Tuesday, April 27, 2010


This past week has been pretty crazy and I haven't even had a chance to think about this blog. I haven't been here for 8 days which is the longest time in over two years that I've not posted. Which is probably a good thing. I hate to admit it but this blog doesn't mean as much to me as it once did. My life has been a little stressful and I just haven't been feeling well physically. Plus I just don't get as much excitement as I used to about taking the time to do all that it takes to keep this blog up and running with freebies. I'm not planning on closing (right now anyways) but I won't be doing my usual 2 or 3 times per week.

My daughters bridal shower was this past weekend and it went really well. She had a great turn out and received alot of really nice gifts.

(Click on any picture in this post for a larger view)

Her house is well on it's way and her wedding is in 45 days~! They are booking their honeymoon tonight and everything is happening so fast! They both are very fortunate to have such a great start with this new life of theirs ~

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What started out as quickpages ended up as much more. I started by making some elements. After making all the elements I realized not everyone wants quickpages, alot of people want to do their own layouts so I've given you a choice ...

Good Times Elements

Includes 2 large page size book frames, a cardboard frame, 2 word art plus 2 blank cardboard journaling cards for only $1.50 - Get it here

See layouts below in this post.

Cardboard Elements

Includes 19 cardboard elements for only $1.00 - get them here

See layouts below in this post.

and then the quickpages I originally planned on making ...lol.

Good Times Quickpages

Get 2 coordinating quickpages for only $1.00 - get them here

Below is a closer view of the quickpages which also shows some of elements that are in "Cardboard Elements" and "Good Times Elements".

And only 3 days left for my April Anniversary Promotion:

So come on over to LLL Creations Dollar Mart~!

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Todays freebie is this Turquoise Paper set. I used some of these papers in the layouts in this post (Wedding shower layouts and with the Good Times Quickpages).

Download Turquoise Paper Set
Turquoise Paper Set can now be found HERE.

Have a great day ... and as usual, I LOVE to hear from you, comments or whatever! You can comment in my CBox on the right side of this blog or below this post.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Spelling ...

I used to think I was a pretty good speller. But I guess if you don't use a word very often, it's easier to misspell. I know all about 'i before e except after c', which I say all the time in my head before spelling something ... lol. Then again, english is a very confusing language. There are so many commonly misspelled words that I see all the time. I think the one I see the most often is the word - you're.

I see people spelling it - your - which is correct if you are describing something belonging to you. But very often people will write - (example) 'Your too funny' - which should actually be - You're too funny. 'You're' just being a short form of 'You are'. But if you look at that word, it is not actually shorter at all ... LOL. English, unless it's your first language, it would be really hard to learn ...

Anyways, the reason I'm bringing this up is because a few posts ago I showed a layout for a Vintage frame and had word art on the layout. I had spelled 'Genealogy' wrong. I had spelled it 'Geneology'. It looked right to me at the time but something told me (after the fact) to google it and sure enough it is spelled with an 'a' not an 'o'. Since then I have fixed it. (on other post too)

Here's the new one ...

And the reason I looked into it more closely was because I decided to make some Genealogy Word Art ... which went into LLL Creations Dollar Mart today ...

Genealogy Word Art - 5 Word Art for only $1.00 ~ get it here.
(Click on any picture for a larger view)

and here's a few more layouts ...

And then I got into making some Vintage Grunge Papers ...
(A few are shown in the layouts above)

Vintage Grunge Papers #1 - 6 papers for only $1.00 ~ get them here.

Vintage Grunge Papers #2 - 6 papers for only $1.00 ~ get them here.

(The frames in all the above layouts can be found here.

So dig out those old photos and scan them and preserve them for future generations ~ because once they have deteriorated, they are lost forever.

And don't forget about my April Anniversary Promotion.

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I have to admit, I really love todays freebie ... lol

Download Baby Boy Word Art

And size shown on a 12x12 inch layout ...

Would LOVE to know that you've been here and what you think about these ... and also any more suggestions for new products?
Have a great day ~

And can you guess what the next freebie will be? lol

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Friday, April 16, 2010

Swivel Head

Have you ever wished your head could turn 180 degrees? Yesterday I was outside and of course I had my camera. I walked up to a tree where a cute house finch was sitting and then the male tree swallow that is nesting in our birdhouse landed on the tree facing away from me. As I got closer to it the tree swallows head turned 180 degrees and looked right at me. LOL
It looked so funny!
(Click on any picture for closer view)

Obviously that is a defensive characteristic they have. I think humans should have that ability. I know I've wished many times I had eyes in the back of my head~!!! Haven't you?

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Today I put some new Page Toppers into LLL Creations Dollar Mart.
I know I love to use these and I am now on Set #11~

A detailed view below ...

These span across a 12x12 inch layout and have transparent lettering. So the look of them changes when you change the paper underneath.

(This is my nephew Eric and his son - my great-nephew Devin~)

You get these 3 cute Page Toppers for only $1.50 and you can get them here.

Photo corners on layout above are part of - Photo Edgers #1 which is available HERE

I have all my Page Toppers under the category 'Word Art' ... because I consider Word Art to be any element with words on it. At LLL Creations you will be surprised what you can find under the category Word Art ... lol.

My Anniversary Promotion is on and it's a great time to make a purchase at LLL Creations Dollar Mart. With a minimum $5.00 purchase you will get this Book of Love Frame plus The Book of Love Word Art FREE ...

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And just so you can get a better idea of how my Page Toppers look on a layout, your freebie for today is this Page Topper Sampler ...

Download Page Topper Sampler

If your backyard birds give you as much pleasure as mine give me ...
well then, you will Love It!

Photo corners on layout above are also part of - Photo Edgers #1 which is available HERE

Have a good weekend~!

P.S. - To everyone who is making suggestions for items I could make, thank you and I am keeping track. Keep them coming ... YOU are my inspiration!
Comments, as always ... are really appreciated~!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Relax ... it's a longggggg post!

And I hope you read it because I just hate talking to myself~!!! lol I was going to do this tomorrow but my hubby is out playing poker with the guys and sooo ... I'm posting a day early!

First off ... a funny little story.

Last night we were watching the baseball game on tv (Go Blue Jays~!) and out of the corner of my eye I thought I saw something run across the floor. I looked at my husband and he looked at me and I said 'Did you just see something run across the floor?'. He said 'Well, I thought I did but it must of just been a reflection from the tv'. Well, I didn't fall for that one ... lol. So I kept looking down in the general direction I had seen the movement and a few minutes later .... AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ... a tiny mouse (or mole?) ran out from under the tv cabinet and behind a chair. Now because of where we live with our property backing off into a conservation wooded area I obviously knew there was mice around. But in the house???!!!

So, now I'm screaming and showing my husband which way it went and I run into the laundry room and get a bucket. (I was thinking I would throw it over him and at least trap him) So we are both approaching it and of course it runs behind a plant. All the time I'm jumping and pointing and we are both trying to keep up with it and its running back and forth, under the cabinet, behind the chair etc. Hubby starts calling the younger cat Nemo to come down and I'm screaming - "No ... I don't want him to get it, it would be just too gross!". All this time the older cat Mischief (16 yrs. old next month) is sleeping on the couch. My husband decides we should spray it with something to stun it and then I would be able to put the bucket on top. So he goes into the laundry room and grabs the first thing he sees ... Lysol ... LOL.

So now I'm running with the bucket, he's running with the lysol and around and around the room we go. It was a quick little thing (and I hate to admit it but kinda cute .. LOL) I'm still screaming and my husband is now on his knees chasing it and out of nowhere comes Mischief around the couch, takes one look and 'Wham' catches it~!!! LOL Then he slowly walks up the stairs (we are sure he wanted to show Nemo what he had) all the time just holding it gently in his mouth (YUK!). So now my husband is running up the stairs to get it off of him (which he did and promptly threw it outside) and I just started laughing and laughing. If we had a video of that episode ... me with my bucket ... my husband with a can of lysol and then a 100 something year old cat (who wasn't even quite awake yet!) catching it in a split second, we could make a fortune~!! LMAO

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It's been such a busy time lately that I totally forgot that on April 5th was this blogs Two Year Anniversary! Wow, I remember just thinking about opening a blog and now 2 years has gone by. Well, I wasn't going to have a April promotion ... but I've decided to put on an Anniversary Promotion ...

With a minimum $5.00 purchase at LLL Creations Dollar Mart between April 14th-30th you are going to get this Book of Love Frame ... plus a bonus word art~!

PLEASE NOTE: Promotion is now expired but the Book of Love Frame is available HERE.

The layout below shows the size of the frame on a 12x12 inch paper and also shows the bonus word art ...

Note: This will automatically be sent with your order.
And because it will be so close to the end of today by the time I finish posting this ... I will honour this promotion for any orders starting tonight.

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Thanks to 'Laser' who commented about the question I asked about scrapbooking things you are looking for. She said she had been looking for Vintage type frames and I really liked the idea. One of the projects I started and had never finished was a sort of family history scrapbook and this has really made me want to finish it off.

So... these went into LLL Creations Dollar Mart today ...

Vintage Grunge Frames #1 - can be found HERE.

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

Vintage Grunge Frames #2 - can be found HERE.

Another layout ...

'My Family Tree' Metal Charm can be found HERE.

Vintage Grunge Frames #3 - can be found HERE.

And another layout ...

So it's a great time to get shopping ... and a great time to treasure your ancestory!

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As a special thanks to Laser your freebie for today is this Vintage Grunge Frames Sampler ...
(These frames are not included in any of the above sets)

Download Vintage Grunge Frames Sampler

I'd love to hear more ideas of items you have been looking for. As I said before ... sometimes wishes come true ... You can comment in my Cbox on the right side of this blog or below this post. I would love to hear from you~!

Password is: lysol

~ Have a great day ~

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Playing in the yard ...

A beautiful day out ... so I'm going to make this quick so I can get outside and play in the yard. All the garden centers are opening and actually today we went to the local garden show. I am going to add another small garden to the backyard this year and we already made one of the existing gardens bigger yesterday. Yay ... I just love watching things grow~!

About my last post titled 'Question' - I really would love to hear what you've been looking for in the digital scrapbooking world. Please leave your comments and let me know!

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Today I put this Elegant Love Frame into LLL Creations Dollar Mart.
Only $1.00 - get it here.

And the 2 layouts below show the size on a 12x12 inch paper.

Cat word art available here.
Red paper available here.

If you haven't been to my shop you should go on over.
Lots to look at and many categories ...
Quality items at dollar store prices!

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Your freebie for today is this Elegant Love Banner ...
it matches the frame above and is shown in the layout above.

Download Elegant Love Banner Freebie

Have a great day ~ I would LOVE to hear your comments ~! You can comment in my CBox on the right side of this blog or below this post.

Friday, April 9, 2010


If you could have any scrapbook item you wanted designed, what would it be? Is there something you've been looking for that you can't find? A specific word art? A specific element? or theme? You never know, sometimes wishes come true. Let me know what you've been looking for ...

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Ahhhh ....

That Ahhh... that's me finally recouperated from the weekend! I now realize that you can't party like your 20 when you are 50! LOL

Ok, but now that I am recouperated I am going to show you some pics from my daughters Stag & Doe. Oh, and for 'C from Paris' who didn't know what a Stag & Doe is (and for anyone else who doesn't) here is the 'official' definition of Stag & Doe:

In Canada, a stag and doe, or buck and doe, is a wedding tradition popular in Southern Ontario. The event is usually organized by the bridal party, but in some circumstances may also be held by the bride and groom before they are married, similar to a combined bachelor party and bachelorette party, or a 'Jack & Jill.' It acts as a fundraiser for the wedding. Guests purchase entrance tickets and are entertained by draws, food and drink, music and fun and games. Games like Crown and Anchor are used and people have to pay for beer in order to offset the costs of the wedding and honeymoon.

They had a great turnout, we aren't exactly sure how many because many people buy tickets to 'support the cause' but don't actually come. We know they sold over 250 tickets plus some people bought tickets at the door. We think there was around 150 people that actually came. And 'support the cause' they did! But my daughter and her fiance did a great job organizing this whole thing and this put a really nice dent in their wedding expenses!
That's over and above the fact that everyone had a great time~

Here's just a few pictures to give you an idea ...

Word art shown in the last 2 layouts are part of "Party Word Art" found here.

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Quickpages ... for anyone who has taken my poll on the right side of this blog to give me feedback, it's telling me that what most of you look for is quickpages. If you haven't taken the poll, it only takes a second. Just click on the item you look for the most for scrapbooking and then click 'vote'!

So these went into LLL Creations Dollar Mart today ...

Boys Rock! Quickpages

You get 2 coordinating quickpages for only $1.00 ~ get them here.

and Girls Rock! Quickpages

You get 2 coordinating quickpages for only $1.00 ~ get them here.

If you don't use quickpages I find alot of them make GREAT Album front and back covers. And while you are there check out all my quickpages~

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And I decided to give away the 2010 date stamps for the freebie today ...
You can see the size on a 12x12 inch layout on the first layout of the Stag and Doe at the beginning of this post.

Download 2010 Date Stamps Freebie

Have a great day ~ I would LOVE to hear your comments ~! You can comment in my CBox on the right side of this blog or below this post.