Sunday, August 10, 2014

8/10/2014 Sunday Blog Gift

Hello friends!  Hope all is well with you and that you have been treating yourselves well. Minnie is doing fine, though, rather perturbed with me since I haven't been able to take her for long walks. I have still been having some health problems, but life goes on, so I did do some designing this week; I made another set of layout templates. These templates are more versatile than the Song In My Heart templates simply because they do not have hearts on them. Hope you like them and will go to your favorite store and purchase them!

This week's blog gift is a set of full size Gingham papers in the smallest of checks. There are 7 in this group and 7 more in tomorrow's newsletter :)  Be sure and sign up for the newsletter and confirm your subscription.

This is the newsletter set:

Thanks for coming by!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Sunday Gift Time

Hello Friends & Fans! Time for your weekly blog gift. This week's gift is a set of Halloween brushes and png images; the newsletter will have the other half of the set tomorrow. Speaking of the newsletter, if you haven't signed up and confirmed your address you will not be able to participate in the Loyalty Lottery so sign up today!

No new products this week, I have been sick the entire week :(

Come back and visit soon.


Sunday, July 27, 2014

Sunday Blog Gift

Hello Friends and Fans! How are y'all doing? It's summer here in the Southern US and we have been inundated with late afternoon thunderstorms; it certainly keeps us aware of Mother Nature's power! They cool things down a bit but also necessitates powering down the PC, which is very irritating to me. Minnie has been doing well. My daughter, Kimberli, is getting closer to the date of her major eye surgery which is to take place on the 30th of this month and has us all stressed. I am doing fine.

I completed a set of layout templates and am currently working on another set. This first one has lots of optional goodies for you to choose from! Please visit any of my personal use shops, linked in the sidebar, to get yours.

This week's blog gift is another mini-kit for you :)  Just click on the link under the preview photo to download.

This is a preview of this week's newsletter gift; hope you are subscribed and have confirmed your email address!

Thanks for coming by! Please visit my stores!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Just A Little Bit

Hello Friends and Fans!

Well another week older and not much to show for it, how about you? My home is still a wreck from the termite treatment and waiting around for people to help out is evidently a waste of time! :)  I will take care of it all eventually and of course no one is going to come by and rob me of the work!

Minnie is still doing fine. My great grandsons are doing well too. My little Gavin won his Power Wheels race last night! At three years old (just barely) he is amazingly focused and purposeful and one of the sweetest little boys you would ever want to meet. I am looking forward to seeing what an awesome young man he will be.

My other little one, Jase, is growing up out west but we do get photos of him almost daily thanks to camera phones and email.

My friends Chris and Richard are back from their vacation to the Isle of Wight and sent me some beautiful photos too.

I uploaded a template this week and have been working on a set of layout templates.

I have a little mini kit for you this week; just click on the link below the preview to download.

Come back soon and remember . . . have your pets spayed or neutered.


Sunday, July 13, 2014

Sunday Blog Gift

Hello friends and fans. I haven't been able to design this week because of having to deal with termite treatment of the house. Grrrr . . .  Hate that all that money has to go to something that never should have happened in the first place. I did put together a gift for you though and hope you can put it to good use.  Just click the link under the preview for the download.

Thanks for coming by!


Saturday, July 5, 2014

Sunday July 6, 2014

Hello Friends,

I have designed a few things over the last week because of some health problems I didn't do much more than sit at the PC. I have several freebies/gifts for you this week since I was unable to post last Sunday or do the newsletter on Monday.  First up are my new products which you can purchase in any of my personal use stores [Berry Applicious, Digi Style Designs, Lollipops 'n Gumdrops, ScrapBird, and Scrapping Your Memories] Links are located in the side bar. Then some commercial use that you may purchase at Digital Designer Resources or Raining Digitals.

I made a 4x6 pocket layout with my Paris page kit and Embossed Papers then I made the layout into a 4x6 page template for you.

The other products:
Available @ Digi Style Designs

Commercial Use:

I have the last two months of my 2014 calendar ready for you also. Normally I put one on the blog and one in the newsletter but I am offering them both in both venues.


Thanks for coming by and remember to have your pets spayed or neutered for a longer, happier, life!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The Rainbow Bridge

My family has been blessed with so many wonderful feline and canine friends over the years; we are a very lucky group to be able to afford to always have our animal companions. Sadly, we must say goodbye to them all too soon as these wonderful little angels of love do not have the lifespans of us humans. I remember each and every one of my fur companions from the time I was born until today and I have to say they did much more for me than I ever was able to do for them.  I have been particularly fearful of The Rainbow Bridge lately, because of my Minnie. If you know me at all you know I love my Minnie and that she has not been in the best of health the last few months; I believe we have that licked now and she is doing fine! We sometimes forget that these little souls can go in the blink of an eye and that is what happened this week with my grandkitty, BB.  BB was the brother of my kitty, Peaches, and resided in Concord, North Carolina with my daughter Kimberli; BB has been my daughter's constant companion for fourteen years. BB became listless and in just a few days had to be helped along to The Rainbow Bridge because of kidney failure.  Kidney failure is the scourge of the feline community in America, mostly because we were led to believe that a kibble diet was really good for them, it is not. (please read about this:   I just found this out a few months ago and began the slow process of switching my Peaches from kibble to canned food and I pray that I have not damaged her little body with what I thought was good for her. I have also stopped feeding my Minnie any kibble that contains grains as I believe she is allergic to them and that is what caused all of her stomach problems! Minnie now gets only meals prepared by me (chicken, beef, whole egg, coconut oil, vitamins, enzymes, and probiotics) with a small amount of veggie/meat kibble as a snack.  It really isn't any trouble to make your pet's food instead of buying manufactured kibble.

My heart is hurting for my daughter's and grandson's loss of their faithful friend and we will all miss him and remember him always. I made this little video of him for my girl and hope it makes her smile.


Thanks for listening,

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Sunday Gift Time!

Hello friends,

Another sweltering week for us in the deep south of the US; temperatures in the 90's (32C).  Minnie and I have been staying inside most of the week because of the heat but also because I still cannot be in the sun with these infected sinuses. I haven't designed a thing all month, haven't posted on Facebook, or answered any email; it has been the pits but if it is all I ever have to put up with then I am doing pretty doggone good, comparatively speaking :)

I have a tag cluster for you today. Don't have a clue what I will do for the newsletter tomorrow. Hope you have a good week!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Sunday, June 15, 2014, Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day! all you wonderful family men! I no longer have a father or grandfathers here on earth but I still love and think about the ones in heaven! Hope this day is awesome for all the great fathers in the world.

Been celebrating the fact that my Minnie has not had a sick day since June 3rd!!!!! I am so happy that she is finally well and enjoying her life. She really is enjoying it too! Since rescuing me, Minnie has come to learn that she can get and do just about anything her little heart desires: I have created a Minnie Monster! She flat out refuses to take a walk unless she has on her favorite collar and leash, no longer lets me sleep until 8:30 but is up at dawn, raises Cain if I don't pick her up when she demands it, and runs and hides when it is bath time. She is ruling this household for sure! I love her to pieces!

I neglected to tell you about some of the items I have put in the shops lately; don't know where my head was when I wrote my blog posts the last few weeks! Here are some I didn't mention and you can see a larger version by clicking on the Latest Kit Previews tab above.


These items are available at Digital Designer Resources and Raining Digitals except for the June Love Hearts which are in my personal use stores.

Today's gift is a little summer word art and paper. Tomorrow's gift is a summer quick page.  Just click on the link below the preview to download.

This is the newsletter gift.

Thanks for coming by!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Sunday June 8, 2014

Hello Friends and Fans,

Well another sweltering summer week has passed here in the deep south of the U.S. I'm grateful to have had this past week.  Minnie only had one bad day since last Monday!  So, as dear departed Dr. Maya Angelou said, 'there's a rainbow in the clouds!' Did you get to experience Dr. Angelou's memorial service? It really gave me a lot to think about: How I whine and complain about the smallest things that really have no meaning in this world or this time.  All that is really important are our relationships: with our families, extended family, friends, neighbors, state, country, and all the citizens of the world, that is what will count when we are gone, the good we left behind in the hearts of mankind.

I managed to make some papers for the Digi Style Designs June CAK (Create A Kit) Father's Day. I love plaids and my Chris made it enjoyable to create them by teaching me her secrets! Thanks Chris Allport!

Click preview to visit DSD

Speaking of Chris, I cannot let the day go by without wishing Richard Allport a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY, with many happy returns! Super guy, deserves a super birthday!

I am trying out something different this week: grunged decoupage. Basically what it means is I took a chipboard frame, roughed it up, splashed some ink notes on it, pasted a few scraps of paper, and also peeled off a magazine scrap that had stuck to it. A few rips, holes, and dirt later we have a grunged, decoupaged frame :)  It is this Sundays freebie and I hope you like it! Just click on the link under the preview to download.

Before I say goodbye, I want to give you a link to an awesome blogger, Vicki Chrisman! She touches my heart on a regular basis and I think you would enjoy this latest post of hers:

Thanks for coming by,