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


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.