Friday, February 19, 2010


Hey Y'all!
Guess what?! Yep, I have a bona fied job! I told you that I have been doing some 'odd' jobs since the design position with Hoorray fell through; I now have an everyday job.  Not designing but still using the computer.  This means I will be around even less than usual but I do intend on continuing to design digital art for my followers.  So wish me luck, take care, and know that I'm thinking of you!

Saturday, February 13, 2010


Yep, we got snow, about 4 inches I guess.  But it is almost gone 6 hours later.  Thought I'd share some photos from this morning.

Have a great weekend!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Happy Valentines Day!

Just a quick note to say 'Happy Valentines Day! You are special to me.'  Here is a whimsical cluster for you valentines layouts:

4Shared is HERE and the password is peaches
MediaFire is HERE and the password is kisses


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Here's the Freebie I Promised!

Hey Y'all,
Dark, damp, and dismal day here in the Carolinas.  No matter, I'm feeling pretty good considering what wet weather does to these old bones.  I finally got the photo pockets page shadowed, previewed, zipped, and uploaded: 

4Shared is HERE  and the password is peaches.

MediaFire is HERE and the password is clear.

I made you four versions: 1 without any shadows and 3 with various shadows.  The reason I did this is because it is not an easy procedure to add a shadow to a clear item, you sometimes get a huge dark blob! Just slip your photos and trinkets behind the photo pocket layer, be sure and make an appropriate shadow for each of your inserts.  If you find you do not like the shadowing on one version just open another one and shift drag it above your trinkets and delete the other one.  Be sure and rename your pocket page file so you don't overwrite the original.

Please let me know what you think of them.

Have a nice evening!


Monday, February 8, 2010

Happy Monday . . . ?

Hey Y'all,

I've been busy keeping up with TFS by Ashalee Wall for 5 weeks now!  It is giving me more confidence in myself and helping me cope with problems.  Ashalee really does have a great penchant for talking us through some sticky situations.  I haven't done everything we are supposed to do as it would probably take up my entire day, each and every day; I am slow!

Well, my friend Vic has gotten her 'groove' back and is posting some pretties on her blog This Art That Makes Me Happy!  Please go by and see what's up with her. I am positive you will love her site and she does give-a-ways a lot!

Well, football season is over but it went out on a 'super' note: The New Orleans Saints won! As my team, Panthers, are in the National Football Conference with the Saints I was glad to see them win.

Kimberli has been up and on her feet for a couple of weeks now and I'm very happy for her and Joshua.  They have been busy doing all sorts of fun things together from attending the circus to going to the movies and watching the SuperBowl with friends.

My granddaughter Tabitha hasn't been to school much in the last two weeks, she lives in central Virginia and has been snowed in with the rest of the mid and Northeast.  She's been having a lot of sledding fun and get togethers with her friends so she hasn't had any regrets about the cancellations.

I am going to set up and up load a 'clear envelope album page' for you, just give me a little while to make a preview and it will be up!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Hey Y'all

Well, I'm still not doing too well in the posting but my intentions are good. (what's that they say about intentions and a paved road?)  I understand that my last post wasn't anything but gobbledegoop to y'all-sorry.  It was a blurb about an upcoming scrapbooking show being held here in Charlotte, NC by Creative Memories.  It's on the 13th of this month and if you want me to send you the info via email just email me through the comments section.

Kimberli is doing pretty good, she came down for a visit today.  She brought some photos of Joshua at the circus that I am going to scrap but I don't quite have the time right now. We are having more snow and sleet tonight and tomorrow so visiting this weekend is out.  I'm staying in and watching the super bowl anyway and trying to catch up on some of my recorded TV programs. 

I'm working on The Fulfilled Soul with Ashalee Wall and I might see if I can squeeze in enough time to enter a design contest.  I'm not sure about it because with the work I am supposed to be doing for my girlfriend, the TFS, daily chores, and of course my TV time, well . . . (I think maybe I'm afraid that I will not qualify, anyway) 

Did I mention I was making a purse for my granddaughter?  I took some photos of it but they aren't that good, no natural light to take them in but I might see if I can put up a couple.  She wanted a purse made with John Deere fabric! Too, funny! Well, I made it and she loves it so I guess it's all good!

This is a shot of the interior in the first stages:

Then of the little cell or iPod carrier:

Then the finished:    

Y'all have a great weekend!


Monday, February 1, 2010

Charlotte Area Scrapbooking Event

Hey Y'all,

I just received this info about a Creative Memories event to be held in the Charlotte/Concord area:


WHAT:         Creative Memories is holding a one-day event on February 13 in Charlotte to show off its latest products and innovations.  Event-goers will get hands-on time with new products and complete fun projects they can take home and share with friends and family.  In addition, attendees can learn about the latest tips for taking digital photos and suggestions on how to organize and scrapbook digital pictures. 

Activities throughout the day include: 

  •               Digital photography tips and solutions
  •                Instruction on how to share stories and celebrate memories using photos
  •                The opportunity to make and take hand-made crafted cards
  •                Information on how to join the Creative Memories team
Everyone who attends will receive a Creative Memories gift bag, valued at $25 and a chance to win some fabulous prizes. 

WHEN:           The 2010 Creative Memories Premier Events takes place on:

                        February 13
                        1-5:30 p.m.
                        Embassy Suites Hotel Charlotte-Concord (5400 John Q Hammons Dr. NW
                                          Concord, NC 28027)
REGISTER:    To register visit

COST:           Registration is $10 and includes a gift bag valued at $25.  

$2 from every registration will be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation®

CONTACT:     Allison Checco

This is all the info I have but you may contact Allison Checco if you need any further info.