Tuesday, July 31, 2007


Well I titled this post Uncomfortable - because I am. I am having serious issues at work and feeling very unhappy. I'm even thinking of leaving this job. The family is no longer feeling like they want me here. I'm wondering about my paranoia cause I know I have issues going on in my life - but for pity sake! It is about time to move on from a mistake a month ago! I haven't made one since and I've worked hard at getting things to stay safe, comfortable, quiet, no issues with telling tales or anything! I'm so tired of feeling used and abused!

Friday, July 27, 2007

My Jason

I am so thrilled I finally found a quick page for my Jason. Now, he isn't mine, but I sure would love for him to be. He is my best friend's little boy - not so little anymore! Going to put a rock on his head - maybe a boulder! He is just a sweetheart and so wonderful. I have loved him since before he was even born and loved him more and more since. I have always called him my nephew - I'm not his auntie or even related - but I love him so much I should be! I saw this Plopper as Soto calls it - isn't that a great word? At her site Soto Creations. She does a lot of freebies - and only asks for a simple thank you! Isn't that wonderful of her? I get to play with new creative toys all the time because of generous people like her. Now, if only everyone would say thank you! Where did manners go in the USA! Oh well, on to a nicer subject - my Jason! Here he is - SMILE Darling! I think your Mom is going to love this as much as I do

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Thursday, July 26, 2007

My First Template - Polka Dot Memories

My goodness I tried making a template! Let's see if anything can be done with it!

I haven't yet created anything myself - but I'm working on it.

Let's see if I can do this right. It's 12" by 12" and on layers created in Paint Shop Pro. The preview is below and you can download it HERE.

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Please share with me anything you make - I'd love to see it.

Another Terri Ann Hank's Layout

I just love this lady's work! Here is another of her layouts I used. The layout is Terri Ann's Garden Scraps - Terri Ann Hanks, the kit is from Scrappin' Scraps by Jane (sorry I don't have her website - I'm looking for it) and the mermaid is from Ina Spicer Feral Fairy

What I do is create tags, otherwise known as signature tags for your emails and such. Became a thing a while back and I love playing. I also so some other digital scrapbook stuff just for myself - but my passion is these tags.

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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Harry Potter #7

Well with all of this tutorial stuff and me trying to find out how to join a blog carnival - sounds like so much fun - I have completely forgotten to update my blog about the Harry Potter book. Well I was sick last week for two days with a stomach bug and then went and waited in line at midnight for the Harry Potter and then stayed up too late starting to read it - boy that's a long sentence! WHEW! And then of course, I woke up early Saturday morning - about 7:00 am after going to be at 2:00 a.m.! And read more! I loved it - I finished it. It's fabulous - you have to read it! A lot of stuff gets wrapped up in this book and you feel finished actually - J K Rowling is a great writer! I am thrilled to own them all and look forward to her next adventure of books! I will not discuss the ending with anyone who hasn't read the book - so don't ask me! That means you Kathy! {EVIL GIGGLE}

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Tried out a tutorial - UPDATED

UPDATE - I've added the before - something must have happened in the download or something - cause it looks nothing like Kim's layout!

Well I tried this tutorial out - it is wonderful - I, on the other hand, am an IDIOT! I did learn how to select things all over the place - but my sample, sure doesnt' look like the sample on the tutorial!.


Check it out the tutorial is great!

My horrible results are below!

You'll IMMEDIATELY see the difference!

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Thursday, July 19, 2007

Terri Ann's Creative Call

Well now, I tried something, don't know what will happen but I had fun with it. Terri Ann Hanks, who creates digital images for scrapbooking, is having a Creative Call for a Team of Members. I applied. My submitted project is below. Check out Terri Ann's blog at:


My sample is way big - cause I believe she wants full sized paper images when complete - but I may have messed up too! Who knows - it was fun to do! But I did resize it for here!

Monday, July 16, 2007

Countdown to Harry Potter #7

It's just days away - the last Harry Potter Book! I can't wait and I want to wait. I will want more books I know! I love series, but I hate when they end. These books have been fabulous!

Friday, July 13, 2007

Kit-Kat Creations

Wow - this is a great site. This is my friend Kit. She designs patterns and quilts and such! She has just created this great website to display and sell her patterns. Check it out if you have time!

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Thursday, July 12, 2007

Just Journaling

I'm just journaling today. This is very therapeutic. I was diagnosed almost 13 years ago with multiple sclerosis (MS) - it was a devasting blow to me. I was allways pretty active - not to an extreme! But I walked, I took the bus, the train, I biked, I climbed stairs, ladders, etc. And for months before I went to the doctor and probably years, if I look back far enough, I had days where I couldn't. I always just blamed it on fatigue or laziness even! But then things starting happening. I had blurred vision, stumbling for no reason, muscle movements I didn't start and could not control. Well after a bit of stuff with this doctor, that doctor, this specialist, that specialist, it was decided that I had MS. Now I have what is called relapsing, remitting MS. I have periods where you would never know I have a problem. Then I CRASH! And it's bad! Well in all of this - one of the things that was suggested to me was to move from Massachusetts to somewhere warmer and possibly healthier for me. And to get a less stressful job! YEAH RIGHT! Well we did it! We moved to Tennessee. Now I still have good and bad times, but I am not stressed with work anymore - trust me - this place is a cake walk compared to places I have worked. While I do have issues with my MS, I'm dealing with it. Then a year ago, the osteoarthritis got diagnosed. I said God why me? Well, I know I shouldn't have asked that - but then again, who doesn't ask? So I'm dealing with all of it and some days I want to chuck it. And some days I want to just stay in the chair or in the bed and cry. Today is a good day, yesterday was a bad day. They are more frequently bad than good - but I keep going. Not exactly the energizer bunny, but I'm trying! The reason I'm journalling all this today, is that I'm depressed about feeling in pain and want to do something about it. I'm looking for ways to exercise and work out some of the pain. Any one got any help for me? I'm overweight and can't move for long periods of time and need to do this in the morning in short time spurts do to my work schedule.

Coffee!!! NO WAY! Give me Tea Any Day!

I saw this cutie on another person's blog and had to go try it. I answered the questions as a tea drinker - I DON'T DO COFFEE!!! But I am a Cappuccino! Which when you read it actualy makes sense!

I hope this shows up!

You Are a Cappuccino

You're fun, outgoing, and you love to try anything new.
However, you tend to have strong opinions on what you like.
You are a total girly girly at heart - and prefer your coffee with good conversation.
You're the type that seems complex to outsiders, but in reality, you are easy to please

We are doing okay - still worried about the garnishment - but we'll deal with it someone - God will provide!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Changed my Blog

Hey there, I changed the set up of my blog this morning - I think I like all that stuff on the left versus the right! Makes me feel more organized for some unknown reason. I've still got a few things I didn't do right and I have to fix them. But I'm getting there. I've got to get my HTML Dummy book out and remember how to do certain stuff and then I can change it all the way I want it!!!!

I've also got to figure out how to add pictures easier within the post!

As you can see I'm a busy beaver and not even thinking about that horrible garnishment. But I do hope it works out for us somehow! I can't worry about it, cause I'll get sick and it won't help anything. I'm hoping it's not all that bad, but if it is, it's not like I can change it. So I'm just going to deal with it. If anyone can think of an idea for us to do - please let me know - we are willing to try almost anything!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Where have I been and stuff....

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Isn't that the coolest? You can get one too - the link is: http://douweosinga.com/projects/visitedstates

Pretty cool!

As for yesterday's post - we are still worried about finances - but we're going to give it to God and hope for the best. I hope to sell some stuff at the house and work out some money arrangements elsewhere.

Monday, July 9, 2007

Oh Boy Bad Day!

Well it happened, I sort of knew it would. But an old hospital bill that I was paying on and had some difficulty with - has come up and put a garnishment on our paychecks. This is not good -we don't have what they want to take out and it is going to kill us. I wish I knew a someone that could help me and I even starting looking to see if there was some way to get a donate button on my blog. But so far you can't do that without a non-profit agency - which I understand - but I'm desperate. Dang it all :( I wish I knew what to do. But if I disappear y'all will know that I couldn't afford to keep the internet connection. Thanks for all your support.

Friday, July 6, 2007

Kim B's and Dorothy's Blogs

Hi there - I've added two more great ladies to my digi scrappers lists to the right of this post. They are KimB - she makes some great stuff and gives the coolest things away as freebies! And Dorothy. Dorothy has some new lovely card scrapbooking items that can be printed out - SO COOL! And a mosaic (I think I spelled/named that correctly) for working with other stuff to create your own in that pattern - so wonderful! These ladies share so much of their talent. I am having such a good time playing in PSP. They inspire me as they do many others. When you visit them, leave some "love" in their blog - it's only polite to say thanks for the visit and for anything you snatch from them as their freebies take a lot of time to create and share!

Thursday, July 5, 2007

HTML - WooHoo! Been a while....

It's been a long time since I played in HTML and I needed to get out the old notes to do something very simple. But I am sure glad I did. I got some of the designer's blinkies to the right on the sidebar that actually take you directly to the blogs! Here's hoping I did it right, before anyone actually hits it. I only have two so far, I need to check my bookmarks and grab the other ladies that are so wonderful. I am having a great time playing in PSP and reading things and everything. My husband and I still in the "weirdness" but I have to live, so computer time is precious to me! I go to the doctor tomorrow (YUCK) to see if the problem in my feet is something serious, or just some other stupid thing wrong! See y'all later!

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Designs by Heather Manning

Cool site - you have to visit it! She does digital scrapbooking stuff and has some wonderful freebies as well as some very well packed low priced kits! I just love browsing around there. I'm having such a good time working in PSP (Paint Shop Pro) playing with her layouts for scrapbooking and such. I've added a link on the right side of my page to her website and I hope to get her blinkie working on there - but so far I can't get it to work!

I've also go some other people's websites and blogs to add - but I'm a bit new at this blogging thing - so bear with me!