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

Saturday, July 4, 2015

New Addition to the Flight Crew!

I would like to introduce you to Chitra David, who has graciously offered her services as the newest member of my creative team, "The Flight Crew."  Chitra is a member at Pixel Scrapper where I saw her beautiful layouts in the gallery.  Here is her introduction:

"I am a teacher, married, with two lovely daughters whom I greatly respect and love unconditionally. My hubby is a great guy as he is very generous, kind and considerate of all my needs...There is no end he will go to for our girls & myself.  I love all things beautiful...and scrapping is a recent adventure of mine...I do not claim to be an expert but I do love decorating photos and jazzing them up!!!  I work 99% with MSPowerPoint & use photoshop occasionally only. I hope my work is satisfactory to anyone who views it...I would love to learn how to create digital scrapbooking stuff...maybe when I retire and can devote 100% of my time to learning how to!!"

I look forward to the layouts she will be creating using my creations!  Welcome to the Flight Crew, Chitra!

I'd also like to re-introduce Patti, who is my only remaining crew member at this time from when I was designing in 2006 to 2008.  She has been with me from the beginning.  Her and her husband, David, are the best friends a person could ask for.  We met through family, their son is married to my niece.  Here is her introduction:

 "Hello, my name is Patti and I live in N.E. Ohio. I am a stay at home wife, between us we have five children that are now adults and six grandchildren, five girls and one boy. I am a sinner saved by grace and am living by His grace every moment of my life. My purpose in life is to glorify God in all that I do. Half of my working years, I worked as a professional Floral Designer and when I retired, I asked God to give me another creative passion where I could express my love of designing.  Two years later I was passionately designing paper and digital scrapbook layouts. After I met Sally, I got her hooked on paper scrapping and she later discovered the digital scrapbook community and got me hooked on digital scrapping. My life revolves around God, family and then Scrapbooking! Well thats my life and I am sticking to it!  Hugs"

There you have the flight crew!  If you would like to join Patti and Chitra, email me at wingedheartohio@gmail.com and be sure to put "The Flight Crew" in the subject line.  Scroll down to a previous post to see the requirements and benefits.


Boom Booms!

To celebrate the 4th of July, I am re-releasing Boom Booms, my paper pack made from photographs I took of a firework display.  There are 24 papers; 12 designs each with a bordered and an unbordered version.  They are 12" x 12", 300 dpi and are now being released as CU.  Hope you enjoy!   Here is the preview:

And here is the link:
Boom Booms

Check back later today for my new quick page album, Victorian 4th of July.


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Time to go to the seaside...

I'm here today to introduce you to "The Victorian Seaside," my portion of July's Pixel Scrapper Blog Train entitled Summer Splash.  It's really kind of a hybrid kit as much of it is not Victorian Era specific.  Here's the previews:

And here are the links:

Previews, TOU & Credits

Here are some layouts made by my creative team member, Patti:

Have fun and, as always, blessings.


Sunday, June 28, 2015

Thanks once again for your thanks!

Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to thank me for my freebies and blog train kits; on this blog, on Dropbox and on the Pixel Scrapper site.

However, I must single out one person who has made my day!  JULIA, thank you for your sweet comment on my "Whoops" post.  I'm going to print it out and keep it to look at when I feel the need!  Sometimes, I am way too hard on myself and I have that perfectionist thing going on.  It serves me well when designing  (in my opinion, LOL) but it can definitely be a hindrance when it comes to believing what I do is worth anyone's time.  I've been in a real funk the last few days and feeling crappy physically.  You'll never know just how much your comment has uplifted my spirits.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart.  People like you are the reason I continue to make and offer freebies...and always will.

With gratitude,

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Good Friday to everyone.  Thought I'd re-share a couple of old papers I made from photographs I took when visiting Berlin Lake in Ohio quite a few years ago.  They were originally shared as a PU Freebie, but are being re-shared as a CU Freebie!  Thought they kind of went along with the theme of Pixel Scrapper's July Blog Train entitled "Summer Splash."  You can see my previews in the post below.  You won't believe some of the amazing shares for this blog train made by Pixel Scrappers!  You won't want to miss it!

Here's the preview of the Berlin Lake papers:

And here's the link:
Berlin Lake Paper Freebie

Enjoy and, as always, blessed be,

Monday, June 22, 2015

Previews of "The Victorian Seaside"

Thought I'd share the previews to my latest kit, "The Victorian Seaside," which is my offering for Pixel Scrapper's July 2015 Blog Train.  Links won't be live until July 1st, but I thought you might like to see the previews ahead of time.  Here they are:

Hope you like them and can't wait to download them!  LOL  I'm working on a Victorian July 4th Quick Page Album so don't forget to check back at the end of the week to snag it. 

Blessings, as always,

Victorian Father's Day Layouts

Here's a couple layouts I made using "Victorian Father's Day."  The images are my stepfather (who passed away in March), my Mama and me.  I finally have been able to put some of my feelings about Mel and his influence on me to pen by writing him a letter.

Here's the layouts:

Thanks for looking.  I'd love to see your layouts that you make with my kits.  If you post them in a gallery, let me know and I'll go and give you heaps of praise!


Saturday, June 20, 2015

Victorian Father's Day Debuts!

Note:  Elements03 link has been corrected.

Today, I have for all of you my latest freebie kit entitled "Victorian Father's Day."  I am dedicating it to the memory of my late stepfather, Melvin Mayle.  I truly miss him.

Here's the previews:

And here are the Dropbox Links:

TOU's, Credits & Previews

I hope you enjoy and, as always,


Monday, June 8, 2015

Layout Shares!

Good Monday evening!  I actually made a couple layouts in the middle of the night last night!  I'm still not feeling or sleeping very good, so I was up all night and slept all day...LOL.  Of course, this isn't that unusual for me!  Thought I'd share the layouts with all of you to prove that I actually DO scrapbook and not just design!!!

The first is of my youngest great-nephew, Frankie.  He's such a doll.  The pictures are from a couple months ago.  He has a very full head of hair and big and bright blue eyes.  I used designs from Pixel Scrapper's "Oh, Baby Baby" mega collab bundle.  The background, hanging monkey, sock monkey I put on the frame, and the frame itself (re-colored) are from Sheila Reid; the alpha and buttons are from Melo Vrijhof; and the pin and monkey cluster is from Elif Sahin.  Here it is:

Next, I did a layout using my own "Eileen B." kit with pictures of the one and only, original Eileen B.  You may download the freebie kit if you scroll down a couple posts.

Hope you enjoyed this glimpse into my world...and don't forget you may click on the images for a better view.


Saturday, June 6, 2015

HUGE whoops...

Oh my, I am so red-faced and horrified!  

Elements 1 thru 14 were missing from the elements01 zip file of "To Be or Not to Be!"  It has now been corrected but if you downloaded my kit before June 6th, you will have to re-download Elements01. 

Huge thanks to Jan at Pixel Scrapper for letting me know.


Eileen B reappears...

Well, I can't sleep so I thought I'd do something I planned on doing a few days ago but my health issues postponed...

To celebrate what would have been my stepmother's 92nd birthday (May 30th), I am re-releasing "Eileen B," the freebie kit I made in her honor.  Blue was her favorite color and the kit is full of it!  It also includes a full alpha.  There were several quick pages given as freebies and a paid-for quick page album, however, I'm now giving the album as a freebie also!  Here's the previews (don't forget to click on them for a better look):

This is a thank you note I created from the kit that was sent out after her funeral.   The service picture is from when Eileen was in the Coast Guard.  I do really miss her so! 

And here are the links:

Elements 1
Elements 2
Elements 3
Quick Page Album 1
Quick Page Album 2

Enjoy...and, as always, blessings to you,

Three things...and please pray for me!

Hi everyone.  Three things:

Firstly, I have been receiving some very sweet comments here and on Dropbox about "To Be or Not to Be," and I really appreciate them.  I'm always so happy to hear from all of you.

Secondly, to GERDINA and LYNN, I would appreciate it if you would please email me at wingedheartohio@gmail.com.  Blogger doesn't give me your email addresses so I can't personally respond to you.

Lastly, please send me some positive vibes and prayers, if you are so inclined.  I spent all day (and I do mean ALL day) in the emergency room Thursday.  I have been feeling poorly, running fevers, feeling weak, etc.  I stumbled and fell into the wall early in the morning on Wednesday but just thought it was my usual back issues at fault. However, as the day progressed, I was in so much pain on my right side and around my back that I couldn't even sit up straight.  It was so bad I couldn't sleep at all Wednesday night and, by Thursday morning, the pain became so severe that I pushed my alert button and called for help.  When the ambulance arrived, I was in tears and my blood pressure was sky high.  The guys were so great...and really concerned.  They started an IV and gave me morphine before we even left for the hospital.

Once there, they did every test known to man!  Urinalysis showed I had a bladder infection, which wasn't surprising as I've had one for the better part of three-and-a-half years.  My blood work was off showing the infection and lab work showed my kidney function was lower than it usually is (which is always lower than normal), but still good enough to have contrast for CT scans.  They did CT scans of my chest and abdomen and ultrasound of my left leg (it was swollen, as is usual), to rule out blood clots, kidney stones, etc.

The good news is that there is no recurrence of the kidney cancer I had previously on the right and had part of that kidney removed.  Bad news is that I have pyelonephritis, which is severe bacterial infection in the kidneys, probably migrating up from the bladder.  It causes swelling of the kidney and, if not caught and treated in a timely way, can cause abscesses and worse issues.  As would be expected, the remaining right kidney is affected more than the left.  They gave me a massive dose of antibiotics through the IV, and more to take for a week at home.  Now, this is risky for me as I've had c.Difficile infections in my colon three times; the first time it was very severe and I literally almost died.  Taking strong antibiotics can trigger this infection again as it kills off the good bacteria which keeps the c.Difficile that is always present in check.  This is why I need your prayers and good thoughts...it would be extremely threatening if I were to get this colon infection again and, I have to admit, I am frightened.  When I hesitated about taking the antibiotics, the doctor explained it was absolutely necessary to treat the pyelonephritis, that there was no choice.  He said I would be risking my life if I didn't and, at the least, it could damage my kidneys permanently leaving me dependent on dialysis.  So I am taking them.  I have been ordered to rest, monitor my temperature and, no surprise, drink lots of water.

Sorry this post has been so long, but I really need to know that you are all thinking of me and holding me up.  I am so very tired of being in poor health in general, and of not having a normal functioning immune system.  It really sucks.  I am grateful for every day I have and I know I will continue to fight to stay here with all of you, and especially to see my great-nephews and great-nieces grow up.

Thank you for being part of my life.

Blessings to you and for YOUR health,

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

To Be or Not to Be...

Elements 1 thru 14 were missing from the elements01 zip file.  This has now been corrected but if you downloaded my kit before June 6th, you will have to re-download Elements01. 

Well, Shakespeare is alive and well at WingedHeartOhio!!!  Here's my offering for Pixel Scrapper's June 2015 Blog Train.  The theme is England and my interpretation involves the Bard of Avon, his plays, sonnets, and his heroines!  In addition to the expected ephemera, I've included famous quotations from his plays and also word art featuring common phrases that have their origins in Shakespeare.  Also included are ten of my favorite sonnets.  Creating this kit brought back many fond memories of my senior year in high school when I first studied Shakespeare and experienced my first professional play...The Tempest.  During my college days, my major was English with a minor in creative writing and Shakespeare classes were definitely some of my favorites.  I developed a great appreciation of his work.

Even if you're not into Shakespeare, I hope there is enough vintage-inspired material and common types of elements for you to enjoy scrapping with.

Here are the previews:

Download links are here:
Papers 01
Papers 02
Papers 03
Elements 01
Elements 02
Elements 03
Elements 04
Elements 05

There you have it!  Don't forget to go to Pixel Scrapper here to get the rest of the fantastic offerings this month.  Makes me want to go to England pronto and look up my ancestors!!!

Blessings as always,

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Want to join The Flight Crew?

Since I'm actively designing again, I was wondering if any of you would be interested in joining Patricia on my creative team, The Flight Crew.  I had a great bunch of gals before I took so many years off from designing, and I know Patricia would appreciate having someone else to help her make layouts for me. She's a wonderful person and fun to work with.

The requirements are simple...just make me a couple layouts with each of my new kits and re-shares of old kits.  Also, quick pages to share would be great. Since many of my kits will be vintage/Victorian, an appreciation of this style is preferable.  In the future, I plan on once again starting to sell a few of my new creations, as well as add-on's to older kits and freebies, in order to support my purchasing new CU products to design with.  I have quite a bit, but most of what I have is six to eight years old and styles have changed since then.  If you are on the Flight Crew, anything I would offer to sell would be yours free to work with. In addition, when I am prepared ahead of time, you would receive my creations before they are shared, with the exception of Pixel Scrapper Blog Train offerings.

Scrappers of any experience level are welcome, including newbies.  I had a great experience working with those just learning to digitally scrap in the past, and it would be fun to do it again.  That said, more experienced scrappers are certainly welcome!  You may leave a comment on this post, or contact me at this email address if you are interested: wingedheartohio@gmail.com.  Please put "The Flight Crew" as your message heading.  If you have an online gallery, please include a link for me to see your work.

Hope to hear from YOU!

Continued blessings,

Layout Shares From My Creative Team Member

Hi everyone.  I want to share some layouts using my "MirrorReflections" kit, which have been created by Patricia. She is not only the only remaining member of my previous Creative Team (The Flight Crew), but is my very fantastic friend.  I really appreciate all her encouragement and support.

Here's my favorite of her layouts:

She says, "It is of my mother, my two older brothers, and myself taken in the 1940's. (Pat's the toddler in the middle of the picture on the right.)  You can read on her blog an inspirational story about her brother that is shown in the bottom picture; he was born with orthopedic deformities and had many years of surgery.  The picture is him in a homemade cart created for him to use to get around.

She calls this next pretty layout, "Reflections of Me," and she says, "I created a layout about myself starting in the upper left side at age sixteen and going through my high school years."  The picture on the bottom left is a current picture.

Thanks, my friend, for using my kit and for sharing these with everyone.  I look forward to seeing more layouts!  Please visit her blog here:  Patti-Whack Scraps

Many blessings,