Friday, April 24, 2009

Time off

Hi, all! I know, I've been missing since Easter. So sorry. And I'm going to be taking the next month off from designing, too. I'll still be around. You'll see me in the forums and galleries and I'll be making some layouts for Jazzy. I'll be letting you know here on my blog what I've learned and how I'm doing. But I won't be creating any freebies.

I've had some friendly constructive criticism from a few sources and I've decided to stop giving any more freebies until I have a chance to back up and start out again. I have to apologize to you all for the kits I've been giving away. The only good thing I can say is that they were free and you can throw out the bad stuff and keep only what you want and you won't be out any money.

I'll be concentrating on "quality control" as Jazz always says. She tells us her stuff "has gone to quality control and if it's OK will be in the store soon". I don't have a quality control department other than you folks out there. And when I found out that some of my stuff isn't measuring up to the standards, I decided that if I want to do this, I should do it right. So I'm going to stop giving (for a LITTLE while) and do some more practising on my own before I come back and start giving again. I don't want to get a bad name before I ever put my stuff into a store. I have the Heritage Blog Train pulling out on June 1 and I've already committed to that. So, see? I really will be back.

Thank you all for coming back time after time even when there were things that were sub-standard in the kits. You're all a great bunch of friends. Anyone with constructive criticism can let me know here. Without criticism there is no improvement. Just click on the word "comment" below this post. Anyone? Come on. You really will be helping me.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Good Friday

With the holiday weekend upon us, I began to reflect on what Easter really means. Today is the day my Lord died for me. And for you. Three days from now is the day He arose from the grave. If you truly believe that, and have asked the Lord to forgive you your sins, then I'll be seeing you in heaven! If you haven't yet, then I pray you soon will.

From my earliest memory, my family attended church at least 3 times every week. Sometimes more. If we attended every function, the only night I would have off was Saturday night. My mother, younger sister and I sang as a trio in church. The old time gospel songs are so much a part of my memory that I sing them as lullabies to my grandbabies.

I picked out a few of my favorites and made them into wordart for you. They are very simple so you can fade them into your backgrounds if you like for a subtle touch or make them stand out on the page. I thought they would go well with landscape photos showing the glory of God's creation or they can make a statement all their own as seen in this simple and quick layout I made of my cousin's husband and son. The background paper is from a kit called Fantasy Land.
"The Dawning of that Day" would be a good one for those beautiful sunrise photos you can take Easter morning after the Sunrise Service. "Precious Memories" is perfect for those old family photos. I'm sure if you think about it a little, you'll find lots of uses for these. They are all done in black but can be easily recolored to match your layouts, as I did for mine above.

Here's a preview:

And here's the download link:

I hope you all have a very Happy Easter and that you take some time to thank the Lord for your salvation.
EDITED: I was asked about my terms of use on this wordart set. I should have included my usual TOU, I guess, but I wanted this particular set to have no restrictions. I leave it in the Lord's hands and in your own. Let your light shine with them.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Another one???

Can you believe it? I got Kimb's Color Challenge done EARLY! Yippee! I'm so glad to get that out of the way. Hahahaha!

This time her colors made me think BOY and since I got a new grandson back in December, I have had boys on the brain, anyway! So, wanting to do a kit for the new Boy in the family, I was thinking and thinking and then, while shopping, I saw a cute little onesie for Caden using these exact colors! So that's the theme I went with. Aviation! Caden's big brother, Cameron is obsessed with helicoptors ever since he saw his dad take a ride in one. So the chopper on the front of the new shirt fits perfectly into the family! And I'll be able to make some cute layouts for the boys.

So can you! Here's my part of Kimb's Color Challenge. A preview is just below. Notice the big "X" over the girlie color. (We only had to use 3 of the colors for the challege.)
And here's where you can pick up the kit:
Aviation elements

Aviation papers

Now, gotta pop on over to Crops2dawn's blog. She says she's got a couple things for me. Why not stop over there and check her out!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


It's been so long since I gave you one, I wanted to be sure you saw this! LOL! It's very late (or very early, depending on how you look at it) and I'm headed to my bed so this is just a quick post to let you see what I did tonight. I got it up on Kimb's challenge thread 1/2 hour before the deadline, but at least I did it! LOL! And Kimb's going on holiday for 2 weeks and probably won't even see it. bwahahahaha!

Oh well, I hope someone sees it in the gallery and likes it. I couldn't believe no one else saw Sherbet in these colors!!! Don't you see ice cream sherbet?
That was the first thing that popped up in my head when I saw the March color swatch but thought that everyone else would be doing the same thing. I was working on genealogy and didn't think I'd get around to anything this month but then Kim stopped by last week and was so nice NOT to mention that I hadn't done a kit for her challenge (even though I DID do a heritage layout for her) that I started feeling like I should TRY to make a little mini one. AND since no one else saw ice cream sherbet, I already had the theme in mind. Hahahaha! AND because I just love Kim to death (she's just so sweet) I quickly went to work. Be sure to pop by Digi Scrap Obsession and get the many other beautiful freebies Kim's friends have all made. And the April colors are already up, too! So be watching for the freebies there to start soon.

Here's the preview:

And here's where you can get the download:

Oh, and tomorrow I'll be back again. Renee at By Dezign gave me a blog award for being "Totally Awesome, Loyal and Hard Working". How GREAT is THAT???!!!!! I just hope I'm worthy........and can find 10 other people to pass it on to that don't already have it! LOL! And you just HAVE to go see her new blog layout. Kimb made it for her and it's Totally the PRETTIEST blog on the net!!! See you later!