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

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

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,


1 comment:

Charles Hutchins said...

the link to the quickpage is same as link to elements 2