"Wake every day with a WINGED HEART and give thanks for another day of LOVING." (Khalil Gibran)

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

FREEBIE: Dotted Petals CU Paper Pack and CU Paper Overlay

Hello, my friends.  I hope this finds you all well and happy!

I've been busy working on Pixel Scrapper's May Blog Train kit.  The theme is Renewal and I'm focusing on the earth's renewal after winter.

I'm also working on a "Victorian Father's Day" kit to complement my "Victorian Mother's Day" kit which I am going to be re-releasing the first week of May, as well as the "Ye Olde Milliner and Dressmaker" kit I have been attempting to do for some time.

June's Pixel Scrapper's Blog Train is going to be really special.  The theme is England and you wouldn't believe what people are already coming up with!  The subject area is so broad, and the color palette so large, that you will be seeing everything imaginable.  My portion will be focusing on Shakespearean and Elizabethan themes.

Now on to today's freebie:   Today I am re-releasing an OLD Paper Pack and Paper Overlay -- "Dotted Petals."  I had a "like" for the overlay from a Pixel Scrapper friend (thanks, Kathryn) so I figured why not re-post the whole pack!  The overlay was originally CU and the paper pack PU, but both are now for commercial use!

Previews:





Here is the link:  Dotted Petals
Both the paper overlay and paper pack are included in the download.

Have fun and don't forget to check back soon for the "Reflections" add-on and the Pixel Scrapper May Blog Train on May 1st.

Many blessings,
Sally
WingedHeart

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter and...

I hope all of you are having a great weekend.  I had a wonderful day on Friday with my BFF, Patricia.  We first went to Bob Evans, which turned into a family reunion for her!  I was running late because I couldn't find my keys, and she was running a bit later than we had planned.  Surprisingly, when we got out of her car, her aunt and two of her first cousins were also entering the restaurant.  It was great meeting them as I have heard some very funny and heart-warming stories about them over the years.  We had great food and great conversation.  Then, we went to Jo-Ann's.  First, let me say that I really appreciate the fact that they have electric wheelchairs for their patrons to use.  We spent way longer than anticipated, but as always, buying tons of scrap paper and embellishments.  Even though I love digital, I am also a paper HOARDER!  LOL  Afterwards, we went to her house where I re-designed her blog for her.  I didn't get home until after 9:30 PM, then spent the night designing.  And I do mean night!  I went to bed at about 6 AM on Saturday.  Jeesh, I really am addicted!

I also did some CU shopping online and purchased Karen's Scrap & Graphics entire store at Digital Scrap Designs for $30.00!  That's, right...her entire store for $30!  You have two months to download everything you want.  In addition to some PU items, included are a TON of CU items.  You'll be seeing a lot of designs by me utilizing her great CU work.  In addition to Karen, several other designers have specials right now on purchasing their entire store.  Karen's usually is $60.  I would have loved to purchase Scrap and Tubes store also (same prices but with reduced time of one month to download) but, alas, Social Security only goes so far!  Ha Ha.  Check out the remaining designers offering "Buy My Store" deals here:  Buy My Store Deals.

Well, once again, Happy Easter and blessings to one and all.

Sally
WingedHeart

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

WOWZA! 2 1/2 lb. more to go and I'll.....

...have lost 100 lbs.  That's ONE HUNDRED POUNDS!!!  Tooting my own horn, you betcha' I am!  LOL  It has been a loooong battle since I have limited mobility and a non-functioning thyroid.  I went to my endocrinologist today and was weighed.  Three years ago I weighed 396 lbs.  Today I finally was below the 300 threshold and weighed 298 1/2 lbs.  Yay for me...think I'll go have a hot fudge sundae!  NOOOO, just kidding.  ROFLMBO!  I weighed right about 200 lbs. when I graduated high school way back in 1970.  Only 102 1/2 lbs. more to go and I'll be back there.  It might take til' my final days but, heck, at least I'm determined to do it. 

Forgive the indulgence, but I just had to share.  I'm so very happy and PROUD of myself.

Blessings to you and yours,

Sally
WingedHeart

Sad news...and re-share of an old kit.

My stepfather passed away.  Mel has been my stepfather for 52 years!  Mama passed away a little over 18 years ago, on Halloween in 1996.  I spent most of the day on Monday at the nursing home with him and was able to say goodbye and thank him for always treating myself and my two sisters as his kids, and for loving our mom so very much.  I told him to tell Mama that I loved her and to tell my baby sister, who passed away in January of 2015, "Happy Birthday" for me.  She would have been 58 on the 24th of March.

Mel was in great pain and was taking morphine every two hours the last two days.  His lung cancer had returned for a third time, and he had a brain tumor.  There was nothing to be done and he wouldn't have wanted anything.  He made sure we new his wishes as he had a living will.  He was an ornery son-of-a-gun and was flirting with the nurses and aides until he was too sick to do so!  I will miss him greatly and I feel like an orphan.  I was blessed with two great step-parents and a wonderful mom.  My maternal grandparents and two maternal aunts were also big influences in my life.  They are all gone and I miss them so much, and I feel so alone without them, especially at the holidays, on their birthdays, etc.

I was blessed with Mel's presence in my live...he really was not my stepfather, but my father.  I love him very much.  Please keep him and us in your prayers and send us good thoughts.

On to happier things.  I'm re-uploading my old kits and I'm going to share them again with new links.  Instead of making everyone go to the old posts, I'll make new posts as they are ready to be shared.  Today, I'm going to share my "Victorian Easter" kit.  Thought it was appropriate to share this one first.  Here are the previews:


 Download "Victorian Easter" here:

Papers 1
Papers 2
Elements 1
Elements 2
Quick Page Album Thanks, Charles, for the heads-up on the problem with this link.  It's been corrected.


PLEASE NOTE NEW TOU'S:  All my older kits are now freebies but they will have to remain personal use only.  I had a hard drive crash and lost a lot of info as to whose actions, templates, etc. that I used.  Some are mentioned in the old TOU's that are part of the zip files.  Updated TOU's are also included with the files.  In all the kits using Victorian graphics, they are royalty-free, in the public domain, commercial use graphics from a disc that I purchased years ago (and, thank goodness, still have!).  One thing I have noticed is that a lot of the CU designers I used regularly are no longer in business, like Atomic Cupcake.  I had a subscription to her site and have almost all her actions.  It broke my heart when she stopped designing.  I also especially miss Fishinmom.  I wish I had joined her Creative Team earlier than I did.  It was a blast. 

I welcome any and all construction criticism, but please be kind as they are old kits and were created before a lot of the new trends came into play...things like clusters, tattoo-type graphics, etc.

Happy scrapping and blessings,

Sally
WingedHeart


Freebie Share - Pixel Scrapper April 2015 Blog Train

Hey there, everyone.  I finally finished my contribution to Pixel Scrapper's April Blog Train - Reflections.  My contribution is named "Mirror Reflections" and, as the name suggestions, takes it's inspiration from mirrors.  CU product credits are included in the TOU included in the papesr zip.  Here are the previews (click on them for a better look) and the links are below are the previews:





And here are the links (Dropbox):

Papers
Elements I
Elements II
Elements III

I hope you enjoy this HUGE freebie kit and don't forget to check out the rest of the parts of the blog train at Pixel Scrapper!  There's some great stuff there.

Here is my beautiful great-niece, Jenna, who was my inspiration for this kit.  I love her lots and lots.


I intend to do an alpha, more word arts, and some other things like clusters, etc.  I just ran out of time as I was in the hospital for a week.  I know, same old same old.  I hate it.  As always, I appreciate constructive criticism and if you find any of those ole' nasty stray pixels, please let me know!

Blessings,

Sally
WingedHeart

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Getting Forgetful...and Pixel Scrapper Announcement...

Happy hump day to everyone!  Well, I think I'm getting forgetful in my "old" age -- either that or it's been too long since I've designed.  I mentioned in my last post that I was going to work on a small Easter kit.  However, I forgot that I made a HUGE one already.  Oops.  So now I'm going to continue working on a Vintage Milliner's Kit that I started ages ago.

Also...some news!  I'm going to start participating in the monthly blog trains at Pixel Scrapper.  The theme for April is "Reflections" and we can interpret it in any way we like.  I'm going for a kit I'm calling "Mirror Reflections" and it will be full of mirror graphics, quotes with some link to mirrors, etc.  I've found so many quotes that I'm having trouble paring them down.  Look for the active links to appear April 1st.  There are some really creative people at Pixel Scrapper so make your way over and check it out.  I'm really excited to be getting back to it.  Here's the color palette:


Hope you'll stop by to download not only my portions, but all the wonderful designers who are contributing to what should be an inspiring blog train.

Blessings to you all, as always,

Sally
WingedHeart

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Back once again -- hopefully for good!

Jeesh, here I go again saying, "I'm back!" After the last message I became quite ill again and have been struggling. I finally left the nursing home/assisting living facility on the 4th of December of last year. I feel SO free! LOL I'm really still having health problems and in January had a stent put in my heart. There are so many issues I could talk about, but I'm trying to forget that the doctors told me my health is "precarious." Whatever that is supposed to mean.

I want to say that I appreciate everyone of my past customers, whether freebie or paid, and hope to see all of you on my blog again. As well, I hope to make a lot of new scrapbook friends. I really have the desire to scrap and design again and just found a site I really think I'm going to love. It's Pixel Scrapper Digital Scrapbooking.  They appear to have a great community of scrappers and are much more "personal and up close" than any site I've seen. They do still have freebies, in fact over 300 of them! You do have to join the site to access them. Also, they have a point system where you earn community credits for being active on the site and also you receive download credits every day just for showing up on the site. They do not accrue so you have to download something daily. I am going to join a paid program they have. You can choose from personal use only for $10.00 a month, or commercial use for $20.00 a month. You then have access for everything! Go check it out, I don't think you'll be disappointed.

I have to take the time to refresh everything on my blog. I have to fix some links and make sure all the blinkies actually still go to sites that are still up. I am thinking of making a small Vintage Easter freebie kit for next month if everything goes well. Check back and we'll see. If not a kit, I'll at least do some elements. Well, blessings to all of you. Stay safe, play nice with others, and scrap your hearts out! 

Sally 
WingedHeart

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Oh, my!! Five and a half years.....

It's so hard to believe, but it's been that long since I've posted to my blog. In fact, it's been that long since I've created anything. I haven't scrapped at all for several years, either. I won't bore you all with the gory details, but my health continued to deteriorate until I found myself living in a nursing home until last January when I moved to the assisted living side of the same facility. Just like before, depression had it's stronghold on me and it has taken all this time until I truly feel like I have my creative mojo back. I'm sure not very many of you will even know I'm back for a while, but since I've been spending hours snagging free CU stuff to design with, and leaving comments with my website address, I thought I should at least put a current post on the site. It would be a little embarrassing to have someone stop by only to see the last post was five and a half years ago. YIKES! I have started working on a kit to share as a way of celebrating my re-arrival, and just made and posted the new header that you see at the top of the blog. I'm sure I'll still be heavily influenced by the Victorian era, but I do want to spread my wings a little and create some other style kits. Bear with me while I clean up my blog: checking links, changing blinkies, etc. I have to re-upload all my kits as my 4shared account was closed for non-use. I have a wireless connection now that is provided by the nursing home (yea for free!!) but it is a little slow. It will all come together soon. Blessings to you and yours, as always, Sally WingedHeartOhio

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Hi everyone.

A long overdue "hello" to everyone. First I want to thank all of you who have left comments and also such wonderful emails. You are all a blessing to me and I am very thankful for each one of you.

I'm gradually getting my strength back, but it's returning at a very slow pace. I'm not able to do too much in the way of creating as I am having to take pain medicine as it is prescribed...which I usually don't do because it makes me groggy and unable to concentrate. Sometimes I just feel so sad, lonely and useless. It's really hard not to give up, even though I have a lot to live for. My niece is due in September and I'll have another little one to spoil along with my other great-neices and great-nephews...I have friends and family who care and some who even love me...and I still have my wits about me most days. Still, I seem to be struggling just to find the strength to keep pushing on. Most days, I feel like I'm crawling uphill on a mountain of sand. It seems a vicious cycle: when my pain stays bad, the depression worsens and when my depression is bad, my pain worsens. I go to the doctor tomorrow and I'm going to ask to have my depression medicine changed. I've been on Celexa for about six or seven years and I think either I've become used to it, or some of the newer medicines I'm on makes it less efficacious.

I'm sorry that I'm on such a downer right now and don't have freebies for you. I really am trying to get back in the swing of things. I really NEED to for my own self-worth. It pleases me greatly to design for all of you. In the meantime, please keep me in your prayers and send me good thoughts. Even if I don't respond to each one of you personally, know that your kind words uplift me and fill me with warmth...even if just for a while.

Love to all of you,
Sally

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Just a note...

Hi everyone. Thanks for your emails and comments. I'm sorry to worry any of you with my absence. Gals, the truth is that I'm really struggling to get from one day to the next and I feel guilty if I post here when I don't have a freebie for you. My health issues are really getting me down. If I take enough pain meds so that I'm not in excruciating pain, I find that my creativity really suffers. It's hard to concentrate. Each day my depression seems to get a stronger hold on me but I am really trying to keep my head above water. Please, keep me in your prayers and I hope to be back soon with a little something for you all.

Blessings,
Sally

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Another Beautiful Layout

Good evening everyone. I wanted to share a beautiful layout I received from one of my favorite readers! Jane send this in:



I really love this, Jane. Thanks so very much for sharing it and, especially, for your very kind words. You are too sweet!

Jane will be receiving the Victorian Father's Day kit. Don't forget to send in your layouts using the Mother's Day kit and you will receive the Father's Day kit also!!

With gratitude,
Sally

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

I've been tagged again & again!!!

WELL!!! Not one, nor two, not even three...but FOUR people have tagged me. It's taken a while for me to respond, but here goes. Here's how it goes:

1. Link your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Both Dawn and Lynn from the Flight Crew tagged me first (SHAME on you girls!!!). LOL Then I was tagged in a comment by Kori. Naughty girl! THEN, as if three times wasn't enough, I was tagged by Catt from Cattscrapps. Bad Catt! Now, it's serious Gals! ROFLMBO

Here's my seven weird and random facts:

1. My favorite sandwich is peanut butter and tomatoes on white toast.
2. I used to play the violin.
3. I try NEVER to enter a room first when I'm entering with other people.
4. I hate the heat and enjoy being cold.
5. I am the clumsiest and most uncoordinated person you could imagine!
6. The fastest I've ever typed on a test is 132 words per minute!
7. I know exactly where I was conceived!

I guess I should explain the last one! My mother and father were only intimate one time when she became pregnant...and it was under the roller coaster at a local amusement park, Meyers Lake (which is no longer there). I blamed her always for the many ups and downs in my life!!! HA HA HA!

Now I'm supposed to tag seven people, but it seems this has really made the rounds. I'm going to tag Patti and then hunt for six other people who haven't been tagged yet. I'll add them as I find them! LOL

Sooooo, Patti...you're it!!!!

Thanks ladies...I still love 'ya all!! MWAH!

Sally

Layout Share & a Quick Page

Good Wednesday to all of you! Hope everything is okay in your corner of the world. I also hope none of you are affected by the flooding in the central plains but if you are, know that I'm praying for you and yours; and I ask all of you to keep everyone affected in your prayers and thoughts, also.

I have received a beautiful layout from Sharon, aka Scrapcat, using my Victorian Mother's Day Kit. Here it is:



Thanks so much, Sharon, it's a terrific layout and your Mom has such a wonderful smile! For sending me her layout, she'll receive the Victorian Father's Day Mini Kit! To receive your Father's Day kit, just send me your layout using the Mother's Day kit to wingedheartohio@gmail.com!

Thanks to everyone for all the wonderful comments at 4Shared. It's always very satisfying to read them and gives me a thrill every time! Also, a HUGE "thank you" to all of you who have signed my new guest book. I love seeing where everyone is from and hope some of you will leave pictures of yourself!

The Flight Crew is busy, busy, busy! Lynn left such a pretty layout in the guest book! Check it out. Lynn, would you please send me the layout via email? I'll post it so we can see it larger? Seems my eyesight is going to the dogs! Also, Patti made a freebie quick page just for you! Here it is:



You can snag it here. Thanks bunches, Patti. It's a beaut! Please leave her a hug if you download...pretty please?!?!?

Besides the Father's Day Kit, I'm working on a running/track & field kit and a summer kit. Lynn, from the Flight Crew, just returned from vacation and had an experience with SHARKS! Woo Hoo! I've never made a kit using my original art, but I'm going to make the summer kit "doodly" and draw some fish and sharks, etc. We shall see how it turns out. I might even include a mermaid, one of my faves! I'm always open to kit suggestions so let me know what you are interested in and I'll do my best to oblige.

Patti and I are going to an all-day crop this weekend. Hooray! As much as I love digital scrapping, I really do enjoy paper scrapping. We've never been to scraps held by this person but it's a real steal of a deal. She's having prizes, etc. and is supplying the food for the whole day...and is only charging $10.00 a person. I can't wait! Now all I have to do is get ready for it. Hopefully I won't fall the night before like I did when I went to the last crop! Keep your fingers crossed, will 'ya huh?

Stay safe and keep checking back for more quick pages and more freebies! Love and appreciate all of you bunches!

Blessings, as always,
Sally