Saturday, December 29, 2007

Dec. 29

and it's almost time for the new year. Where did 2007 go? It sure flew by fast in my part of the world. Of course, I had a lot going on.

I've been extremely blessed to be on my Creative Teams. The designers are super and their kits and elements are fantastic to work with so I've been having fun creating layouts and showing off their stuff.

We are going to have a quiet New Year's eve. I expect to spend some time on my computer with the New Year's Eve chat at www.scrapbookgraphics.com so I can chat about more scrapping stuff. Go figure. It's not like I don't do that almost all day long.

I hope you all have a very prosperous New Year!

Monday, December 24, 2007

I have an Elf Name...

Isn't this just too cute?






Christmas Elf Name


My Christmas Elf Name is







Get your Christmas Elf Name at JokesUnlimited.com



Sunday, December 23, 2007

Only 2 sleeps until

Christmas morning. Are you all excited? Do you know what Santa is bringing you? I hope you all get everything on your list. And I hope you were all good in 2007 so Santa has no qualms about giving you your wishes.

I'm going to be cooking dinner on Christmas and hosting 8 other people, so we'll have 10 around the table. It's going to be so nice. Our daughter and son-in-law, neighbors and friends.

And we played golf today. DH got a 30 on the par 27 course and I finished with a 41; but I did get a birdie on hole 8, so I'm happy. Maybe in 2008 I can play a few more times and get the hang of this golf thing.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

The countdown has started

and it's now 6 days until Christmas! Oh my, where has 2007 gone? I've got all my shopping and wrapping done, so that's taken care of.

Now I have to go grocery shopping. We are having 10 people for Christmas dinner. I'm serving a spiral cut ham, potato salad and peas. We'll also have wine and coffee and a wonderful cheesecake for dessert (the neighbors are bringing that one!). It is going to be so nice to have a crowd here in my small home; but fun. Oh yes, I'll have to do some "cleaning up" on Saturday. That's not really a big job, it's just putting things back in their place.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Have you seen

all the new Christmas kits exploding around the blogging world? There's a huge free mega Christmas Around the World kit and you can start with this link:
http://christmasaroundtheworldkit.blogspot.com/

and grab the links - over 40 - and you'll have a super digital scrapping kit. Happy scrapping!

Friday, December 7, 2007

Something special for you


to put you in the Christmas spirit. I hope this helps!


I thought it might be fun to have a few Christmas words to put on your layouts, so with the help of (and thanks to) Atomic Cupcake, I created some words for you.
Here's the 4shared link:
and please do not share the link. Send your friends here to grab it. Remember, it's for your personal use only. I hope this helps put you in the Christmas mood.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Are you feeling the Spirit yet?

It's already Dec. 5 and I'm just now starting to feel in the mood for Christmas. Oh my, where did my Christmas spirit go?

The weather here has finally cooled off and it is starting to feel like Christmas; and I guess that's a good thing. I've gotten almost all of my shopping done, so just a few more presents to buy. The envelopes are addressed and I just have to print out a few more cards. I made them myself this year and they did turn out beautifully.

I hope you are starting to get in the spirit of the Season!

Friday, November 30, 2007

Holiday Shopping

is almost done! We ventured to Wal-Mart today for some final items; got them and now to wrap and mail out.

It feels really good to be almost done this far before Christmas! Now I have to set time aside tomorrow to do our cards and mail them. We did get our Holiday stamps when we went to the post office today, so that's something.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Pay It Forward!

a number of other talented ladies have posted this on their site recently. Now it is my turn!

I will send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this PIF (Pay it forward) exchange. I don’t know what that gift will be yet and you may not receive it tomorrow or next week, but you will receive it within 365 days, that is my promise!

The only thing you have to do in return is to pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog. So basically, if you’re one of the first 3 comments, I’ll send you something crafty that I’ll make! Once you sign up, copy and paste the above paragraph on your blog, and three other lucky people will be recipients of your handmade work.

Please leave your email addy so I can contact you to get your address!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Yeah, I did it

with resizing the image in PhotoShop Element. I really like my new header, thanks, Melissa!!!!

Figured out how to do

the new "header"; but I'm going to have to make a revision so it fits "properly" in the template. I do love Melissa's Winter Delight kit - it's fun and the colors are soft and gentle.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Bugs!!!

There is a bug in the Blogger header edit, so I can't put up my new header. And it's a good one! I used Melissa Daniel's Winter Delight kit and now I have to wait until Blogger figures out how to get the upload from computer button showing so that I can upload my header image.

Oh well, I guess you might call my header "minimalist" for now.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

My 37 Days Challenge Card

is complete and sent off. Here it is:


If you can't guess, my essay was, "Say WOW! when you see a bus".
And everything is by me and my software - Adobe PSE 5.0. It has so many wonderful "things" like bevels and drop shadows and inner glows. The font I used was MS Sans Serif.

Now I have to wait and see if it's accepted by the publisher to be included in Patti Digh's book.

And I must also say that I had so much fun creating the card. I definitely learned a lot.


Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

It's Thanksgiving in the U.S., so Happy Turkey Day!!!!

We'll be doing the usual big dinner and watching the football games and just having a wonderful family day today.

I got great news the other day. Patti, who does the 37 days blog asked for people to volunteer to do 37 day challenge cards. I sent a note and said I would love to do one, and so that's what I'm working on. I'll show you my challenge card when it's done.

Of course, I don't know if it will be chosen to go in the book; but I'm having a ball designing and creating the elements for the card.

I hope you all have a great day with your families today.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

It's been a while


since I've blogged - you know, of course, that our team did not win the amazing digiscrapping race. Oh well, perhaps we will win next year.

There is a monthly color challenge at DSO and we can either create a layout with the designated color chips or we can create a minikit. I chose to create "Autumn Sparkles Minikit" with this months' colors.

And here is the link at 4-shared for you. Please do not be a pirate!
http://www.4shared.com/file/27374647/932bae7a/AutumnSparkles_Kit.html

Thanks for stopping by and I hope I can remember to blog more often.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day

and I've been practicing, really I have.... ARRRRRGH!!!!

And I found a site for getting your pirate NAME -


My pirate name is:


Red Morgan Rackham



Passion is a big part of your life, which makes sense for a pirate. You have the good fortune of having a good name, since Rackham (pronounced RACKem, not rack-ham) is one of the coolest sounding surnames for a pirate. Arr!


Get your own pirate name from piratequiz.com.
part of the fidius.org network

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Musings for today

I haven't kept up the blog just because I know that the ADSR2 is over and I'm doing my regular thing with all my CTs. What a job and I love every minute of it.

I hope I can do some designing; and if so, I'll definitely post some free*bies. But don't hold your breath.

I took the quiz and this is what I found out...

This was so much fun!!! And I never realized that I'm "Superman"!!!!

Your results:
You are Superman
Superman
85%
Robin
75%
Spider-Man
70%
Hulk
70%
Batman
60%
Green Lantern
60%
Supergirl
45%
Iron Man
35%
Wonder Woman
30%
The Flash
20%
Catwoman
20%
You are mild-mannered, good,
strong and you love to help others.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

You have to see this kit!



Melissa Daniel created this new kit with these luscious silky colors. I love it! And what's more, she has a coordinating freebie on her Melissa Daniel Designs Blog, so go on over and pick that up.

Melissa is now an exclusive designer for Divine Digital, so take a look at her store, also.

Saturday, August 4, 2007

I've created a new minikit



This is my very first minikit; created with thanks to Atomic Cupcake for the actions.

The kit's name is SOFTLY and it includes 6 patterned papers, 3 frames, 2 arrows, 1 tag, 1 ribbon and 1 paperclip.

It's for your personal use only. Please do not share the link - that's piracy! Please send people here to my blog to get the link to the minikit. Thank you!!! And if you leave comments, please remember that this is my very FIRST minikit. I created it for the DSO.org color challenge.

(sorry, that link is no longer available.)

I didn't realize how difficult it would be to come up with a theme and then the time to create the patterns for the papers. I hope you like it.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Race Mini Kit for you

My partner for the ADSR2, Caroline Brown, has created a wonderful Race Minikit for you.

Even if you are not a race participant, please go to our WolfScrappers Blog and pick it up.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

A Store Sale...



Look what Micheline Martin Designs is doing... her whole store. Well, what are you waiting for??? Go, buy it, now!!!!

She is a fabulous designer and her stuff really RAWKS.

But it's only good until July 31, 2007.

Monday, July 9, 2007

Baby Ducks


I just had to do a layout about them! Our neighbors actually buy these "ugly ducklings"; raise them for a while, then set them free in a pond near their home.

They are hilarious to watch; but they sure are dirty!

For this layout, I used Melissa Daniel's Summertime kit available at DivineDigital.com along with the photo from Ron C. with the Penguin Attack font from Dafont.com. My software is PSE 5.0

I sure hope you like the layout.

Sunday, July 8, 2007

New Header

and I love it! Thanks, Michelle Godin, for letting me use your new Marilla Kit (available at ScrapbookGraphics.com).

I have to tweak it a bit and make it fit the full header area; but I'm getting there, slowly but surely.

Saturday, July 7, 2007

Oh this Learning Curve

I'm reading all about blogger and hoping that I can come up with the codes and info to customize my blog the way I want it to look. So, I'm doing a lot of studying.

Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, July 6, 2007

New to this Blogging Thing!

I guess I'm a late bloomer; but I've jumped on the blog-wagon.

It seems that everyone I know is blogging, so I decided to mumble along with them and you all get to mumble right back at me if you want to.

Anyway, today is the start of my "mizamigo's mumblings" blog. I figured it would be a great place to post my CT layouts.

Until next time.