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

Friday, October 26, 2007

Fall-O the Dots Arrives!

Anyone found my mind???? I know I've lost it somewhere!!! LOL If I ever start to create a kit this big again, I hope someone slaps some sense into me!!!! Almost 300 mb of stuff!

In all seriousness, I hope this is the largest kit I will every create. I just couldn't stop. It's like three kits in one. First, here's the previews (eight of them!!!) of the entire kit which is for sale at an extremely fair price of $5.00!!

All images are created by me from scratch or from my photography. I worked really hard making this huge kit and I respectfully ask that you consider purchasing it. $5.00 is a great price for a kit this size.

To purchase through Paypal, send $5.00 using the email address wingedheartohio@gmail.com. Within 24-48 hours of receiving confirmation of your purchase, I will send you the download links. Please note: If you pay with an e-check, your payment will have to clear your bank before PayPal sends me notice of a completed payment and I send you the links. In the comment section of your payment form, please include the email address you want the links sent to, as well as whether you prefer links for a dial-up or high speed connection.

To purchase with a money order or well-concealed cash, please email me at wingedheartohio@gmail.com for instructions.

Now, on to the freebie.

I have created a sampler kit for you. It includes 4 papers, 2 borders, 3 bows, 3 brads, 3 embellished paper clips, 1 frame, 2 tags, 2 ribbons, and 3 elements. Here's the preview:

You can download it here. The password is "dotty." Please note that these same files are also included in the Mega Kit, so if you are purchasing it there would be no need to download the Sampler Kit.

I hope you enjoy the sampler and after viewing it, you find the whole kit irresistable!!!

Thanks everyone for your support. Now, I'm off to work on my contribution to the charity kit and your Victorian Thanksgiving Freebie kit.


Thursday, October 25, 2007

So sorry...

I'm still struggling health-wise and feel really crappy today, but I've finished the previews to Fall-O the Dots and now am doing the uploading. I'm hopeful the kit and freebie sampler kit will be up tomorrow (Friday). Don't give up on me!!! Please pray for me and send me good thoughts and vibes.


Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Having a bad pain week...

I just wanted to stop in and apologize for not having my next kit and freebie up yet. I've had a really bad pain week and have spent a great deal of time in bed. I promise it will be up tomorrow after I do the previews. Stay tuned and thanks for being patient!


Thursday, October 18, 2007

Charity Kit for Chelsea

I am participating in a charity kit for a little girl, Chelsea, who has Down Syndrome and has been diagnosed with leukemia. This is her picture...isn't she just too cute!?! Jeanette at Moo Two Designs is organizing it. Here is what she says:

"Hello everyone!!! So here is the situation:

You may or may not know that I am a contributing author to a book about life as a mother of a child with Down Syndrome. It is a collection of stories from over 50 Moms, and it is a really amazing book!

Anyways, one of the little girls that is featured in the book is one and a half year old Chelsea! This sweet little girl has just been diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia! For those who don't know, this requires many, many chemotherapy treatments and an extremely long stay in the hospital. Chelsea has been in treatment for about a month now, and is such a trooper!!

As you can well imagine, this experience is a very expensive one, both emotionally and financially for the family. Chelsea has an older brother that she can rarely see for fear of Chelsea catching a virus, because she has no immune system due to the chemo. Her mother Cary has been staying with Chelsea most of the time, occasionally getting some sleep at the local Ronald McDonald House.

What I would like to do is create a beautiful collaboration kit and send the proceeds directly to the family. My thought is that it could at least help with meals, transportation, what have you.

I am so excited to have to opportuntiy to help this family. Us Moms that contributed to the book (which is called Gifts: Mothers Reflect on How Children with Down Syndrome Enrich Their Lives) are quite close, so this is hitting quite close to home, especially since children with Down Syndrome are prone to developing Leukemia. I know that if Carter were ever sick like this that I would appreciate any and all help, so lets help this family!!!

Who's with me??"

I'm very pleased to have the opportunity to help this family, even if in a small way. If you design and would like to participate, check out the forum at Moo Two. I'll let the rest of you know when the kit is available...probably toward the end of November. I'm sure it is going to be a great kit and it will be a very worthwhile purchase!


Dottie's Layout & Message for Pooh Bear

Pooh Bear, I sent you my email address and added a note here (to the right) giving it. I really appreciate your mentioning you couldn't find it since it wasn't there!! LOL I haven't yet received your page, but would LOVE to see it!!!

Here's a layout another of my blog visitors, Dottie, made using the Victorian Halloween kit:

She says:
"This dog belonged to a pumpkin vendor at a herb festival I attended last weekend. Cute huh? Thank you for the kit".

Thank YOU, Dottie, for sharing your very cute layout!!! It is very sweet of you.

Check back tomorrow everyone, I'm pretty sure the new freebie mini kit and the kit for sale will be up!!! It's turned into quite the mega kit. I would sincerely appreciate it if you would consider purchasing it and hope you'll like the freebie kit. It's not Victorian, but I am very happy with the way it has turned out...and feel it's is a bit different than most fall kits, IMHO! Next will be the Victorian Thanksgiving freebie kit! Stay tuned...


Sunday, October 14, 2007

Passing it on!

I'm passing along my "Nice Matters Award" to three of my favorite designers. Not only are their designs great, but they are sweet people, as well.

First, to Kim B. who has always had a kind word for me and whose blog ALWAYS makes me laugh. If it's true that laughter helps us heal, she's doing more for me than all the doctors I see!!! LOL! You (and your designs) are simply the best, Kim!!

Secondly, to Bunny Cates. She also has been very kind to me. When it came to her attention that my hard drive crashed and burned, she was so sweet and sent me a coupon to download a couple kits from her store -- FREE, mind you. It so helped me to know that someone not only understood the difficulty of the situation, but cared enough to help me through it! Thanks again, Bunny!

Thirdly, to Karla at Lifesong Kreations. Karla, your faith inspires me every time I visit your blog and you do wonderful work. No matter what someone's religious preference is, they are sure to be inspired by your beautiful work and dedication. Blessings to you.

Here's your award ladies!!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Victorian Halloween Layouts

Here's a couple beautiful layouts Patricia did using my Victorian Halloween kit. Great job, girlfriend! That's her in the middle picture!

I'd love to also see what some of you are doing with my kits! Send them to me and I'll post at least some of them here on my blog!!

Check back in the next day or two; I should be finished with "Fall-O the Dots" by then. There will be a matching mini kit freebie!


Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Wowza!! My first award...EVER!!!!

What a wonderful surprise I have had. Fishinmom has been so gracious as to present me with my very first scrapbooking award!! It's the "Nice Matters" Awards. Here's what she wrote on her blog:

This award is being given to Sally of Winged Heart Ohio. Despite all she is going through she still finds the time to create beautiful kits and share absolutely stunning freebies! If you take a moment to read her blog you'll know instantly that she has a heart of gold. Now that's my kind of woman! By the way if you haven't been to her blog recently or may have never been there - she has this totally awesome, huge Victorian Halloween kit and she's giving it away for free!! So you better run on over and grab it before she comes to her senses!! LOL! Don't forget to leave some love for all her hard work if you grab it!! Here's your award Sally!! You truly deserve it!!

(Blushing going on here!!)

She says she found the award on the Bella Enchanted Blog where it states that the intentions for the "Nice Matters Award" is as follows: "This award will be awarded to those that are just nice people, good blog friends and those that inspire good feelings and inspiration! Those that care about others that are there to lend support or those that are just a positive influence in our blogging world!"

(More blushing happening now!!)

I'm so very honored! Your wonderful comments about my freebies makes me want to keep learning and to create even more. They mean so much coming from someone whose designs I truly admire (and lust after!). I'm just a newbie at this designing thing and I truly appreciate the honor.

Now, I'm off to think of those bloggers I want to pass the award along to!

Blessings to you all, and a special blessing to you, Fishinmom!!!!


Monday, October 8, 2007

Survey and "Thanks!"

Hi everyone. Thank you so much for your kind comments regarding my health situation and the struggles I am having. They mean a lot to me. As always, I really appreciate the feedback I am receiving on my "Beloved" Paper Pack. Reading the comments at 4Shared, I noticed a lot of you mentioned it was the first time you visited my blog. I want to offer all of you an extra-special "welcome," and I'm happy you found me!

One of my readers asked if I ever re-create the elements to "Beloved," would I please let her know as she would purchase them. This got me thinking. As mentioned in a previous post, I would like to start selling a few items to help with my expenses. Medicare pays only a portion of medical expenses, and Social Security disability definitely only provides for the bare minimum. Also, there are classes I would like to take to help me become a better designer, commercial use products I could purchase, etc.

I created a survey which can be found to the right. With the understanding that I will ALWAYS have freebies and that my items for purchase would always be at a very reasonable cost, would you please take the time to respond and let me know what you prefer. You may pick as many options as you would like. If you have comments and/or would like a different combination I did not think of, please respond to this post.

Thanks so much for your time and consideration,

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Lighter things and a freebie!

Okay, I've dried the tears for awhile and now on to less serious things! First and foremost, I want to thank all of you -- each and every one -- for taking the time to leave me comments here and at 4Shared regarding the Victorian Halloween kit. I read every one (sometimes more than once, I'm almost embarassed to say!) and not only do they mean a great deal to me, but they inspire me to keep creating!!!

I am not only working on a Victorian Thanksgiving freebie kit, but also a fall kit that is not Victorian and will be for sale. There are lots of dots, leaves, and other fall goodies! It's called "Fall-O the Dots" and here's a preview of the colors, a paper, and an element (as always, click on the pictures for a better view):

Now, for the freebie: I was working on a kit called "Beloved", which I really liked, when my hard drive hit the floor and took everything on it with it, including most of the new kit. However, I had uploaded a couple papers to share as previews and I added several more to create this paper pack for you. I just don't have the heart to start the kit over so it will just be the papers. I hope you can find use for them.

Here's the preview:

Download it here. The password is roses4u.

Have a great weekend and keep those prayers coming!

To Patricia and Karla

Patricia, my dear friend, you have been my shoulder to cry on, my cheerleader, my prayer partner, my sounding board, and my rock. Without you, I'm not sure I could have held it together this week or for many weeks in the past. You were with me when I was diagnosed with kidney cancer to comfort me, you have made many journeys to the Cleveland Clinic with me, you comfort me when the pain becomes almost unbearable, you cry with me and for me, you are always only a phone call away, you share your medical knowledge freely, and now you, once again, have been here for me during a most difficult time. I hope you know that your friendship is one of the blessings I cherish the most. I am so grateful for you. Love you, my friend.

Karla, you are a new "web" friend, but one that I also cherish. Your website is such an inspiration to me, as are you. The email you sent me yesterday has been read over and over and, each time, I am blessed not only by your generous spirit, but by your willingness to do God's work. You quoted Psalms, "I Shall Not Be Moved." This has always been one of my favorite songs and I know that you were guided to include that quote in your email. It's not often I meet someone I feel connected to, even though I know we meet those we are supposed to meet. I think sometimes we just get too busy and pay so little attention to others that we just don't know that our paths were SUPPOSED to cross. Thank you for not being too busy and for taking the time to pray for me. May you always be blessed and I wish you every success with your faithbooking.

For those who don't know, Karla's scrapbooking site is Lifesong Kreation Freebies.

A Sad Medical Update

I finally heard from the doctors at Cleveland Clinic a few days ago. I've been too upset to write about it, but here's the news: there is nothing more they can do for me surgically. I'm going to have to live with the condition I am in -- an unstable sternum with parts of the bones rubbing together that catches tissue and separates when I use my arms, and a ventral hernia. Because my chest has already been opened three times, none of the doctors felt that the results would be promising or lasting. Believe me, it's not that I WANTED a 14th surgery, but now I just don't know what to think. I've been dealing with bad daily pain as a result of severe degenerative disc disease in my lumbar spine (and being status post four back surgeries) for many years. This is why I use a wheelchair. Now, I find out that the really severe pain and physical limitations in my chest and arms is here to stay. I just can't get my head around this. I am struggling with the "why" of all this; even though I know that God has a plan for me. I ask you to pray for me...for strength, for clarity of mind, and for the renewed faith I will need to deal with all of this.

Without my creative endeavors, my friends and my little great-nieces and great-nephews, I don't know how I would go on. I'm really having a pity party even though I know there are many worse off than I am. I think I am just plain old worn out -- physically, mentally and spiritually. I also am always cognizant of my many blessings: the fact that my emergency open heart surgery was in the nick of time (literally); the fact that my kidney cancer was caught in time by accident; the fact that I have my mental faculties intact; the fact that I was given the gift of creativity; my friends and family; and even all of you - my blog readers and the recipients of my freebies. What good would it be for me to make them if no one wanted them?!?

Please pray for me if you are so inclined or just send good thoughts, and know that you are an important part of this journey I am on...for better or worse.

I pray for blessings for each and every one of you.

Winged Heart