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

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

I Finally Did Some Scrapping!

I haven't done much actual scrapping lately, but did make a few layouts...some for friends but a couple for me. I thought I would share one of them with you so you didn't think I was not ... horrors ... a REAL scrapbooker! Tee Hee. The layout is one of my baby sister, Susie, with her beloved Puppy Girl. I used Atomic Cupcake's Puppy Love kit. That doggie is something else. I don't think I've ever known a dog who chases rocks the way she does. You read right...ROCKS! Don't bother throwing toys or anything else. All she wants to play with is rocks. Silly girl! It doesn't do much for the baseboards!

BTW, if you haven't visited Atomic Cupcake for a while, her "all you can download" pricing is ending on February 1st. After that everything will be a la carte. Check out her website for details. I purchased her actions & templates so I have lots of new stuff to play with when designing for YOU!

Also, I have decided to do some new Valentine's elements for all you faithful bloggers who already had my kit from last year. It just wasn't sitting right with me not to offer you something new. So....stay tuned! I won't give you a deadline since I can't seem to make any of them, but I will promise it will be before Valentine's Day. LOL

Have a good one,

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Woo Hoo! A Baby is on the way!

Much to my surprise, I'm going to be a Great-Auntie again! Of course, no one is more surprised than my niece and her hubbie since he had a vasectomy two years ago! LOL

Another little baby to love...I'm just overwhelmed! The way my niece told me was so precious. She said she knew I struggled to find reasons to go on (because of the health issues), so she decided to give me one and it would be here in about nine months! LOL I hope she has an easy pregnancy and a healthy bundle of joy. I know the baby's big brother and big sister will be thrilled...okay, well, maybe! LOL Here's their Christmas picture:

That's little Wes (he's 2) and Taylor (she's 4).

I can't believe next year there will be THREE! That will bring my total of great-nieces and great-nephews (counting step-family and by marriage) to, drum roll here, FOURTEEN! I am a blessed woman! One thing that's certain, he/she will be cute! Denise makes such pretty babies! :) I guess we'll have to give some credit to Daddy Wes, too! LOL

Just had to share my wonderful news. It's so nice to have something special to share instead of just bad health stuff!


Victorian Valentine Layout

Hi all. Here's a layout that Patricia from my Creative Team made using my Victorian Valentine kit. It's her and her grandson from some time ago. He's becoming a strapping young man now! Great job, Pat. It's always a thrill for me to see my designs in use! Thanks for sharing.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Health Update & Victorian Valentine 2006 Freebie Kit Re-Release

Hi everyone...hope you all had a good weekend! I'm happy to report that I am feeling somewhat better but am spending a lot of time just resting. The rash I still have is driving me absolutely BONKERS. It's all over my legs and looks and feels like an itchy sunburn! Ouch! LOL I do definitely feel as though I'm on the mend, though. I don't have any results to report as of yet from the CT scans of my chest and abdomen.

As promised, I am re-releasing my Victorian Valentine freebie kit from last year. It is a HUGE kit, a little over 270 mb. Heck, I didn't even remember half of it myself! LOL It's a good thing my friend, Patricia, had a copy of it because I lost mine when my old hard drive hit the floor. I was going to make an add-on, but I will probably just keep working on the Easter kit since I'm not being very prolific because of my health issues and, as hard to believe as it is, Easter is only two months away! I do feel bad for my faithful readers who have followed me for a year and already have this kit...so you never know, maybe I'll come up with something else for Valentine's Day. Maybe just a few new elements or so.

When looking at this kit, I realized my designs have come a long way! Your feedback plays a tremendous part in that so kudos to all of you who leave me wonderful messages not only of thanks, but of suggestions!

Here are some previews, but please note that not all of the papers or elements are included in the previews:

Like all my creations, this kit is for personal use only.

I only used MediaFire this time. If you have any problems with downloading, please email me and I'll help in any way I can. Enjoy!

The dial-up links are here.
The high-speed links are here.

Blessings to you and yours,

Friday, January 25, 2008

Well, Boo Hoo!

Sorry, everyone, that the kit is not up yet. I was waylayed by dehydration and an allergic reaction to the contrast I had to drink on Monday for the CT scans. After spending some time in the hospital, getting IV's and meds, I'm feeling a bit better.

Hopefully, it will be up tomorrow. I'm so glad all of you are so very patient with me. I really appreciate that you stick around even though my deadlines keep getting postponed over and over! LOL

Take care and be safe this weekend.


Tuesday, January 22, 2008

I am such a BAD blogger lately!

Hi everyone. Thank you so very much to all of you who have left wonderful and encouraging comments here on my blog, and those who took the time to email me with greetings and sent e-cards. I so appreciate all of you. I think I have the best blog friends there could possibly be!

I also want to apologize for being such a bad blogger lately. I've been feeling overwhelmed by my health issues. I finally went yesterday for the CT scans and chest x-ray to follow-up on the kidney cancer. They were supposed to be done two months ago, but I kept putting them off. Hopefully, the results will be as good as those of the colonoscopy!

I'm off now to upload my Victorian Valentine's Day freebie kit from last year and will re-release it today. I'm working on an add-on freebie and an add-on for sale. This year's whizzing on by already! I'm going to start working on a Victorian Easter kit. I didn't do one last year so it will be all new!!

Blessings to you and yours,

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Happy New Year Miracle

Hi all. I hope everyone has had a wonderful start to their New Year. I have! God has blessed me with what I think is a real miracle! Last week, I had my colonoscopy and EGD. Now, mind you, I had been given dire warnings from the specialist as to the importance of this test and that the outcome might not be favorable. Well, much to the doctor's surprise (and my own!), I had not even one little bitty polyp. No tumor or other masses, either! It is the first time in over twenty years that I have been having regular colnoscopies that this has happened to me! All the blood loss I was having came from a tiny tear in my rectum above an internal hemorrhoid but it was cauterized and I'm fine!! Thank you all so much for your prayers. They have definitely been answered.

I have the CT scans, x-rays and blood work Monday for my 9 month follow-up from the kidney cancer surgery so I am feeling much more confident that they will bring good news also! Please keep those prayers coming! You gals are the best and I am blessed by your company!

I'll be back to designing really soon and I have some great ideas for new kits. If you have anything you'd like to request, leave a comment and I'll add it to my to-do list if at all possible!

Blessings to all of you,