Saturday, December 25, 2021

Merry Christmas, An Update & An Apology

Hello to all my friends, followers and readers. It has been another interesting year, hasn't it?! While I was hoping that this year would be a better one than last, it too provided many challenges. I know that I am not alone in that but here is a bit of an update on how it has been for myself and my family.

I seemed to bookend the year a bit with battling a couple of infections. One at the end of February and one at the end of October. Both took a lot out of me but I recovered from each of them. As always, I also had my regular health issues to deal with but managed to handle them for the most part. 
 
One of the health issues that increased this year was my anxiety and propensity to become depressed. For the last number of years I have worked very hard to not fall back into the black depression I had when I first became disabled back in the early 2000s. These last couple years, it has been an increased challenge to stay mentally healthy. Though, I think that this year has been even more of a struggle than last, on that front. 
 
A part of that has had to do with worry for my parents. My dad is now 81 and my mom is 76, and each has their own health issues to deal with including cancers that each have battled. My dad also has lymphodema which affects his ability to feel his feet. Due to this, he has had a number of bad falls this year. The two most recent ones saw him having to be taken to the hospital. 

We had the opportunity to go and visit my parents for the first time in two years at the end of November. We had all finally been double vaccinated. There was no way that I would visit them before I had my second jab as a big fear of mine was that somehow I would pick up the bug travelling and pass it on to my parents who both are immunocompromised. Plus, my father was just finishing up a bad cold at the time that had been going on for three weeks already, so his immune system was low.
 
Instead of our scheduled four days we ended up staying six days which was wonderful but the time went by much too fast. Thankfully, dad's cold symptoms were almost completely gone as well by the time we departed. A week after we returned home my dad started to feel ill again and two days later, had another bad fall which put him back in the hospital for the 2nd time in two months. Unfortunately, it wasn't only the ramifications of the fall that he had to deal with this time around. He ended up testing positive for covid. We were all stunned because my father hadn't been out of the apartment since he was released from the hospital at the end of October. Sure he had had a bad cold but he had finally healed from it by that time. I was terrified that someone my hubby and I had brought the germs into the apartment with us but neither of us got sick. In fact, my hubby ended up randomly being tested for covid when visiting his sister at a nursing home so we knew that he didn't have it, and with my immune system, there is no way that I would stay asymptomatic. So, we figured that one of the people who deliver groceries, one of the PSWs who enter the apartment, or one of the purchases that came into the house must be how it entered his system. We'll probably never know.
 
He was admitted to the hospital on the 5th of December; and in addition to covid, he was also diagnosed with pneumonia. He was put on high oxygen, given antibiotics and medications for covid. He had a horrific cough that once started took a long time to dissipate but his spirits remained good. While mom managed to remain symptom free for a couple days, it was inevitable that she become sick as well. At 2:00 a.m., on Dec. 8th, the struggle was too much so she called an ambulance. Later that same day, against the wishes of their family doctor, my dad was sent home. There was no way he should have been sent home yet, and the fact that he was there alone was alarming to me which of course further spiked my anxiety. I spent the next three days desperately trying to convince my father to call an ambulance and head back in as he had progressively gotten worse since his release. He was seriously struggling to breath and could barely walk at all. He finally relented on the evening of Dec. 11th and it was a good thing, as he was considered critical the next morning. He ended up in the same room as my mom and she was so worried that morning watching as the doctors worked with him. He now had bacterial pneumonia on top of the covid and his lungs were struggling. Once again he was back on oxygen, this time at 80%. It was a scary couple of days waiting for him to improve. While mom didn't sound any better to me, she was released on Dec. 14th. My thoughts at the time were focused on worrying about dad in the hospital and my mom alone at home. Thankfully, either a PSW or a member of the Covid Team came by to the apartment each weekday to check on her. There was very little she was able to do for herself as her main complaints were exhaustion and weakness. Dad remained on oxygen, though it was decreased a little each day, until they released him on the 19th. Both are extremely weak, exhausted and dealing with the lingering effects of covid (and for my dad, the after effects of having a bad pneumonia as well). Thankfully, for now they continue to have a personal support worker or someone from the Covid Team, checking on them daily throughout the weekdays but it is definitely a challenge for the two of them to look after themselves properly when they are so weak. It has become difficult for them to take care of themselves during normal times, never mind right now. They have been told that it will take MONTHS before they are back to their normal selves.
 
While the year had been tougher in general for me, this past month has been almost unbearable. Living so far from them has certainly taken its toll. As a result, most of my time was spent dealing with this current crisis. I checked in on each of them daily and helped them from afar with stuff as I was able to. 

As you can well imagine, this also has limited my time on the computer. As such, I had to change things by postponing certain events and challenges with the three teams and challenge blogs that I manage. It also means that I will not be able to complete my annual 12 Days of Christmas. Believe me, I went back and forth on this decision over and over again but finally decided that my mental health has to come first. So this is where the apology comes in. While I typically have less than 15 people join in each year, I know that most of the participants really look forward to it. I do as well, as it provides me with an opportunity to get to know players a little bit more each year. It is my fondest hope that I might be able to do it or something similar later in the year but if the past two years are any indication, I can't make that guarantee. So, my sincere apologies for not being able to provide The 12 Days of Christmas this year. I also apologize that I haven't been as active with freebies again this past year. Time just isn't on my side at all anymore it seems.
 
Now that all being said, I did manage to find the time to create a free paper in honour of Christmas. I'm not sure about the rest of the world but I know that most of us in Canada are once again not having the Christmas that we are normally used to. However, even in these strange circumstances I truly hope you have (or have had, depending on your location in the world) a wonderful day with the people in your household, and if you're in a location that is doing well, time with close family and/or friends.

As always, it is my firm belief that everyone should get at least one present on this day. So here is my Christmas gift to you...
 
 
  https://app.box.com/s/rnhbt2clnjcul4kl91bq
 
This digital paper is 3600 x 3600 pixels, in jpg format and published at 300 dpi. Credits include: Situjuh (via Creative Fabrica). To grab it, click the download button to be taken to a download location. In the zip folder you will find a copy of the paper, its preview sheet, the credit information and my terms of use which are standard to all my folders.

Happy holidays all! It is my fond hope that each of you and your own families continue to stay well wherever it is you live in this big wide world of ours.  

 

Friday, November 05, 2021

Card Design: Pattie's Creations Challenge #188…Anything Goes

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Hello there folks! I hope that each of you is continuing to stay healthy in your own little corner of this world!

I'm popping in today to announce the next challenge over at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge. This time around for Challenge #188, the theme is Anything Goes. I took the opportunity to make a card for my hubby. I've left the inside empty so can I adjust it later--i.e. for anniversary, or general love, etc.
 
General Project Info:
  • This card has been created 100% digitally and then layered in a Mock Up (courtesy of Frisk Shop). It will be printed out and assembled prior to dissemination.


FRONT
 
Digital Images Details:
  • Latte Love can be found in Pattie's Etsy shop. This image was coloured in digitally using digital colouring and paper piecing. Credits include:
    • the lids of the cups were altered with a layer style from Heather Green, HG Designs. The colour was changed to suit the project.
    • I have used a textured paper to digitally paper piece the coffee cups. I have used a textured overlay from Sheila Reid, Pixel Scrapper, to create this paper. 
    • The corrugated cardboard used to create the insulated holding area of the cup was purchased from Design TNT via Inky Deals. The colour was altered to suit the project.
    • The little hearts were created with a brush purchased from Julia Khimich Design via Pixelo.
 
Digital Embellishments:
  • The ribbon used on the front is from the Almost Silent kit created by Correen Silke available at {Computer}Scrapbook.com
  • The bow used as an accent is from the Daddy Day kit created by J. Baechtold available at {Computer}Scrapbook.com.
 
 
 
OVERALL
 
Digital Paper Products:
 
 
Digital Sentiment Details: 
  • The sentiment was created by Paulette from Create with TLC. For great freebies and inspiration be sure to click HERE to go to Paulette's blog and for awesome sets for purchase, click HERE to go to the home page of the store.
 

Digital Embellishment Details:
  • I have used basic shapes as matting in behind the image/sentiment area and for the background.
  • I have applied shadow layer styles to give certain elements some depth. These styles were designed by Sheila Reid, Pixel Scrapper.


Challenges I am hoping to enter...

You have until December 2nd to enter our challenge which should give you lots of time to get a creation done. Remember the theme is Anything Goes. I really hope that you will be able to join us. You can enter three times per challenge and of course MUST follow all the challenge requirements that are posted (please click HERE to become familiar with all the rules).

Pop over to the challenge blog and check out what my fabulous teammates have offered up for inspiration. Oh and don't forget… Pattie offers up a new freebie the first Friday of the month and it will remain up for approximately two weeks; so, be sure to pop over and check it out as well!

Well guys, that is it for this one. Hopefully, I'll see you again soon.

Until next time,
 
PS: I am happy to say that the papers from the 12 Days of Christmas have been mailed out to everyone I had addresses for. SiskiyouSue if you are out there, please provide me with your email address so I can send the two papers that you earned during the quest.
 

Friday, September 03, 2021

Card Design: Pattie's Creations Challenge #186…Anything Goes

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Hello there folks! I hope that each of you is continuing to stay healthy in your own little corner of this world!

I'm popping in today to announce the next challenge over at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge. This time around for Challenge #186, the theme is Anything Goes. I took the opportunity to make another birthday card. There never seem to be enough birthday cards in my stash.
 
General Project Info:
  • This card has been created 100% digitally and then layered in a Mock Up (courtesy of Frisk Shop). It will be printed out and assembled prior to dissemination.


FRONT

Digital Images Details:
  • Tea Cups can be found in Pattie's Etsy shop. This image was coloured in digitally using digital colouring and paper piecing. Credits include:
    • the lace paper used to digitally paper piece the middle teacup is from the Tea n' Lace Digi Papers set from Imagine That Digistamp.
    • I have used a textured paper to digitally paper piece the top and bottom cups and top and bottom saucers. This paper is from the Baking with Mom Ethereal Textures set from the CoffeeShop Blog. 
    • Then I used the same textured paper used in behind the lace paper on the teapot, for the middle tea cup and also for the middle saucer.
 
Digital Embellishments:
  • The flowers used as accents are from the Hello Aunty kit created by Correen Silke available at {Computer}Scrapbook.com
  • The tag shape used on the front as an accent is from Marisa Lerin, Pixel Scrapper. It has been digitally paper pieced with a paper from the Tea n' Lace Digi Papers set from Imagine That Digistamp.
 
 
 
INSIDE   
 
 
 Digital Images Details:
  • I repeated the Tea Cups on the inside just reducing the opacity of it so that the sentiment stayed readable over top the image.
 
 
OVERALL
 
Digital Paper Products:
  • The tea cups paper used for the background along with the purple gingham paper used as an accent are also from the Tea n' Lace Digi Papers set from Imagine That Digistamp.
 
 
Digital Sentiment Details: 
  • The sentiments used on the front and the inside were created by Paulette from Create with TLC. I have recoloured the sentiment on the front to better suit the colours in my project. For great freebies and inspiration be sure to click HERE to go to Paulette's blog and for awesome sets for purchase, click HERE to go to the home page of the store.
 

Digital Embellishment Details:
  • I have applied shadow layer styles to give certain elements some depth. These styles were designed by Sheila Reid, Pixel Scrapper.


Challenges I am hoping to enter...

You have until September 30th to enter our challenge which should give you lots of time to get a creation done. Remember the theme is Anything Goes. I really hope that you will be able to join us. You can enter three times per challenge and of course MUST follow all the challenge requirements that are posted (please click HERE to become familiar with all the rules).

Pop over to the challenge blog and check out what my fabulous teammates have offered up for inspiration. Oh and don't forget… Pattie offers up a new freebie the first Friday of the month and it will remain up for approximately two weeks; so, be sure to pop over and check it out as well!

Well guys, that is it for this one. Keep washing those hands and stay healthy. Hopefully, I'll see you again soon.

Until next time,
 
PS: Sadly, I have made no additional headway in sending out the papers from the 12 Days of Christmas. While the set has been sent to the 11 individuals who completed the full quest, I still have to send the papers out to those who only participated in certain days. For those of you remaining, your continued patience is appreciated. It is making me a little bit insane that I still haven't had the chance to get this completed but time just isn't on my side these days!
 

Friday, August 06, 2021

Card Design: Pattie's Creations Challenge #185…Beach/Under the Sea

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Hello there folks! I hope that each of you is continuing to stay healthy in your own little corner of this world!

I'm popping in today to announce the next challenge over at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge. This time around for Challenge #185, the theme is Beach/Under the Sea. I took the opportunity to make another birthday card. 
 
General Project Info:
  • This card has been created 100% digitally and then layered in a Mock Up (courtesy of Frisk Shop). It will be printed out and assembled prior to dissemination.


FRONT
 
Digital Image Details:
  • Six Seashell Images: I have used the scalloped shell from this set. You can find the set in Pattie's Etsy shop by clicking on the image name. This image has been coloured digitally.
 
 
  Digital Embellishments:
  • The brads used on the front as accents are from my A Taste of Summer kit. The section can be purchased as part of the full kit. You can find it HERE
     
 
 
 
 INSIDE   
 
  
OVERALL
Digital Paper Products:
  • The shell paper and the background glitter paper that I used as matting in behind the patterned paper are both also from my A Taste of Summer kit. The patterned papers can be purchased separately, the glitter papers can be purchased along with the natural texture papers, or both sets can be purchased as part of the full kit to make it more economical. You can find it HERE. The glitter paper has been tweaked a bit to better match the colours in the patterned paper.
 
 
 
Digital Sentiment Details: 
  • The sentiments used on the front and the inside were created by Paulette from Create with TLC. I have recoloured a portion of the inside sentiment to better suit the colours in my project. For great freebies and inspiration be sure to click HERE to go to Paulette's blog and for awesome sets for purchase, click HERE to go to the home page of the store.
 

Digital Embellishment Details:
  • The scalloped matting used on the front and inside was created with a shape courtesy of Marisa Lerin, Pixel Scrapper.
  • I have applied shadow layer styles to give certain elements some depth. These styles were designed by Sheila Reid, Pixel Scrapper.


Challenges I am hoping to enter...

You have until September 2nd to enter our challenge which should give you lots of time to get a creation done. Remember the theme is Beach/Under the Sea. I really hope that you will be able to join us. You can enter three times per challenge and of course MUST follow all the challenge requirements that are posted (please click HERE to become familiar with all the rules).

Pop over to the challenge blog and check out what my fabulous teammates have offered up for inspiration. Oh and don't forget… Pattie offers up a new freebie the first Friday of the month and it will remain up for approximately two weeks; so, be sure to pop over and check it out as well!

Well guys, that is it for this one. Keep washing those hands and stay healthy. Hopefully, I'll see you again soon.

Until next time,
 
PS: Okay so there has been some headway made in sending out the papers from the 12 Days of Christmas. I have sent the set to the 11 individuals who completed the full quest. I will now be sending out individual papers to those people who only participated in certain days. For those of you remaining, your continued patience is appreciated.
 

Friday, June 04, 2021

Card Design: Pattie's Creations Challenge #183…Things That Fly

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Hello there folks! I hope that each of you is continuing to stay healthy in your own little corner of this world as we continue our battle with Covid-19. My region was in lockdown from March 19th Until just this week. Our numbers in Ontario have thankfully been starting to come down a little bit. While the stay at home order has been lifted, all the restrictions are still in place. In-class learning has been cancelled for the final weeks of the school year. For the sake of our vulnerable students everywhere, I really hope that by Sept. our schools at least can reopen. While staying positive can be difficult at times, I have to keep trying and hoping for even small changes.

I'm popping in today to announce the next challenge over at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge. This time around for Challenge #183, the theme is Things That Fly. I took the opportunity to make another birthday card. 
 
General Project Info:
  • This card has been created 100% digitally and then layered in a Mock Up (courtesy of Frisk Shop). It will be printed out and assembled prior to dissemination.


FRONT

Digital Image Details:
  • Honey Bees and Hive: You can find it in Pattie's Etsy shop by clicking on the image name. This image has been coloured digitally and paper pieced in one section. Credits include:
    • I used an existing branch texture to paper piece the branch. Original image created by Eva-Katerina (purchased via DealJumbo).
 
 
  Digital Embellishments:
  • The brads used on the front as accents are from my A Taste of Summer kit. The section can be purchased as part of the full kit. You can find it HERE
     
  • The divider across the middle was just made with a basic shape in Photoshop. I added a glitter layer style courtesy of Marisa Lerin, Pixel Scrapper. This same glitter style was also used on the matting.
 
 
 
 INSIDE  
 
Digital Image Details:
  • I isolated the bee images on their own from the Honey Bee and Hive image and saved them and then added two of them to the inside of the card. They look like they were made to go in those exact spots! 
 
 
Digital Sentiment Details: 
  • The sentiment used on the inside was created by Paulette from Create with TLC. For great freebies and inspiration be sure to click HERE to go to Paulette's blog and for awesome sets for purchase, click HERE to go to the home page of the store.

  
OVERALL
Digital Paper Products:
  • I used an existing digital paper and then added a clipart image of a bee repeating it in the paper. I also used the same gold glitter style on the bee. The clipart image is available in the paper set. The items used for the paper (used as the background on the front and inside) is from the Serenity Bee Digital Paper Kit created by Digital Curio. I picked it up as a limited time freebie over on Creative Fabrica. If you are interested in checking out the set or purchasing it you can find it HERE.
 
 
Digital Embellishment Details:
  • I have used basic shapes in Photoshop to create matting in behind the image (front) and sentiment (inside).
  • I have applied shadow layer styles to give certain elements some depth. These styles were designed by Sheila Reid, Pixel Scrapper.


Challenges I am hoping to enter...

You have until July 1st to enter our challenge which should give you lots of time to get a creation done. Remember the theme is Things That Fly. I really hope that you will be able to join us. You can enter three times per challenge and of course MUST follow all the challenge requirements that are posted (please click HERE to become familiar with all the rules).

Pop over to the challenge blog and check out what my fabulous teammates have offered up for inspiration. Oh and don't forget… Pattie offers up a new freebie the first Friday of the month and it will remain up for approximately two weeks; so, be sure to pop over and check it out as well!

Well guys, that is it for this one. Keep washing those hands and stay healthy. Hopefully, I'll see you again soon.

Until next time,
 
PS: I know I'm sounding like a broken record but apologies yet again to those waiting on the papers from the 12 Days of Christmas. Your continued patience is appreciated.
 

Friday, May 07, 2021

Card Design: Pattie's Creations Challenge #182…Anything Goes

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Hello there folks! I hope that each of you is continuing to stay healthy in your own little corner of this world as we continue our battle with Covid-19. We've now been in lockdown in my region since March 19th and it doesn't seem like there is an end in sight. While many countries seem to be improving, Canada seems to be headed in the wrong direction. We were doing very well during the first year compared to many countries but since January, in certain provinces, things have gotten so much worse. I really hope there is a change soon.

I'm popping in today to announce the next challenge over at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge. This time around for Challenge #182, the theme is Anything Goes! Once again you can upload your projects with any kind of theme.
 
General Project Info:
  • This card has been created 100% digitally and then layered in a Mock Up (courtesy of Frisk Shop). It will be printed out and assembled prior to dissemination.


FRONT

Digital Image Details:
  • Puffer Fish: You can find it in Pattie's Etsy shop by clicking on the image name. This image has been coloured digitally.
 
 
  Digital Embellishments:
  • The ribbon used as a divider was created with a template designed by Marisa Lerin, Pixel Scrapper
 
 
Digital Sentiment Details: 
  • The sentiments used on the front was created by Paulette from Create with TLC. For great freebies and inspiration be sure to click HERE to go to Paulette's blog and for awesome sets for purchase, click HERE to go to the home page of the store.
 
 
Digital Paper Products:
  • The paper used as the background on the front is from my A Taste of Summer Kit. It comes with eight different sets including a set of 12 patterned papers. This bundle can be purchased in the Scribbles Designs store. You can also just purchase the paper sets individually if you prefer. You can find it HERE.
 
Challenges I am hoping to enter...

You have until June 4th to enter our challenge which should give you lots of time to get a creation done. Remember the theme is Anything Goes. I really hope that you will be able to join us. You can enter three times per challenge and of course MUST follow all the challenge requirements that are posted (please click HERE to become familiar with all the rules).

Pop over to the challenge blog and check out what my fabulous teammates have offered up for inspiration. Oh and don't forget…Pattie offers up a new freebie the first Friday of the month and it will remain up for approximately two weeks; so, be sure to pop over and check it out as well!

Well guys, that is it for this one. Keep washing those hands and stay healthy. Hopefully, I'll see you again soon.

Until next time,
 
 PS: Once again I have to apologize to those waiting on the papers from the 12 Days of Christmas. My personal life continues to be a chaotic mess. I will get to it as soon as I can find the time. Your continued patience is appreciated.
 

Sunday, April 04, 2021

Happy Easter1!!! (& update on 12DoC papers)

Okay, so I'm starting to sound like a broken record. In the aftermath of dealing with some health and personal issues, I just haven't had the time to get the papers sent out to those who joined in for The 12 Days of Christmas. I will go through the rest of the comments and get the list compiled as soon as I am capable of doing so and I appreciate your continued patience.

Now for the other reason for today's post. To those of you who celebrate...
H A P P Y     E A S T E R!

For some of us in this world, we're in the exact same position as last year at this time; unfortunately, in a situation where we are forced to celebrate Easter a little bit differently than most of us normally would. Here in my home town, we've been in lockdown over two weeks again and with the numbers continuing to go up with all these variants, it is hard to say when it will end. If you yourself are in a location where meeting with those outside your home is also prohibited, I can certainly sympathize. Thankfully, with all the technology available these days, reaching out to our loved ones is easier than ever. I hope that you have the opportunity to connect virtually or by phone with those you love during this special long weekend.

Just like last year, since the Easter Bunny is considered an essential service, he will again receive special dispensation allowing him to cross borders and travel into each of the Canadian provinces--as long as he is supplied with the special equipment he needs to do his job safely. I hope that the Easter Bunny has received permission to travel to your part of the world as well.

Hopefully EB will have the opportunity to bring most of you some sweet treats or fragrant ones. My gift to you is this digital paper in honour of today…
 
https://app.box.com/s/qnrqnqveit6xs1vy0bqmqbwbzm3tditl

This digital paper is 3600 x 3600 pixels, in jpg format and published at 300 dpi. Credits include: Claudette Gallant (via Pixabay) and Marisa Lerin (via Pixel Scrapper). To grab it, click the download button to be taken to a download location. In the zip folder you will find a copy of the paper, its preview sheet, the credit information and my terms of use which are standard to all my folders.

I hope you all have a wonderful day! I'll be spending the rest of the day with my own amazing hubby who continues to have to go out every day and work since his job is considered essential as well!

Until next time,

Friday, April 02, 2021

Card Design: Pattie's Creations Challenge #181…Birthdays

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Hello there folks! I hope that each of you is continuing to stay healthy in your own little corner of this world as we continue our battle with Covid-19. We've been in lockdown in my region for over two weeks again, and I'm just praying for the day that we get this virus under some sort of control! Like many of you, I miss being able to see my loved ones!

I'm popping in today to announce the next challenge over at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge. This time around for Challenge #181, the theme is Birthdays! This gave me the perfect opportunity to create my hubby's birthday card as he will be celebrating on the 22nd of this month.


General Project Info:
  • This card has been created 100% digitally and then layered in a Mock Up (courtesy of Frisk Shop). It will be printed out and assembled prior to dissemination.


FRONT

Digital Image Details:
  • 3 Balloons was offered up as a freebie over on the Pattie's Creations Challenge Blog. Be sure to check the blog each month to collect freebies. This image has been coloured digitally. Credits include:
    • The balloons were paper pieced with existing watercolour balloons available in the Happy Birthday set purchased from Daria Ustiugova (via Design Bundles). The colours were changed to suit the purposes of this card.
 
  Digital Embellishments:
  • The gemstones are courtesy of Mollie Coonce.
  • The pennant shape used behind the sentiment was designed by Marisa Lerin, Pixel Scrapper
  • The stitching around the pennant shape was created with a brush designed by Chris Spooner, Spoongraphics.
 
 
INSIDE  
 
Digital Image Details:
  • I have repeated Pattie's 3 Balloons image, lowering its opacity to allow it to serve as a watermark.

  
OVERALL
Digital Paper Products:
  • The paper used as the background on the front and inside is from my Bokeh Multicolour Set 1.

  • The blue accent piece with hearts used on the front is from my Heartland Mini Bundle. This mini kit can be purchased in the Scribbles Designs store. You can find it HERE.

  • The yellow paper used for matting in behind the image [on the front] and the sentiment [on the inside] is from my A Taste of Summer Kit.The individual paper sets or the full bundle can be purchased in the Scribbles Designs store as well. You can find it HERE.


Digital Sentiment Details: 
  • The sentiments used on both the front and inside were created by Paulette from Create with TLC. For great freebies and inspiration be sure to click HERE to go to Paulette's blog and for awesome sets for purchase, click HERE to go to the home page of the store.


Digital Embellishment Details:
  • I have used basic shapes in Photoshop to create matting in behind the image (front) and sentiment (inside).
  • I have applied shadow layer styles to give certain elements some depth. These styles were designed by Sheila Reid, Pixel Scrapper.


Challenges I am hoping to enter...

You have until May 6th to enter our challenge which should give you lots of time to get a creation done. Remember the theme is Birthdays. I really hope that you will be able to join us. You can enter three times per challenge and of course MUST follow all the challenge requirements that are posted (please click HERE to become familiar with all the rules).

Pop over to the challenge blog and check out what my fabulous teammates have offered up for inspiration. Oh and don't forget…Pattie offers up a new freebie the first Friday of the month and it will remain up for approximately two weeks; so, be sure to pop over and check it out as well!

Well guys, that is it for this one. Keep washing those hands and stay healthy. Hopefully, I'll see you again soon.

Until next time,
 
 PS: Once again I have to apologize to those waiting on the papers from the 12 Days of Christmas. I've been rather stressed due to things going on in my personal life, along with recently battling an infection that set me seriously behind. I will get to it as soon as I can find the time. Your continued patience is appreciated.

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Happy St. Patrick's Day 2021!!! (& update on 12DoC papers)

Okay so first things first. I'm soooooooo sorry that I still don't have the papers sent out to those who joined in for The 12 Days of Christmas. Suffice it to say that things have been rather difficult in the last month. Between getting bad news that a close family member has cancer to dealing with a bacterial infection that really did a job on me, it hasn't been an easy time. I will go through the rest of the comments and get the list compiled as soon as I am capable of doing so and I appreciate your continued patience.

Now for the other reason for today's post. Happy St. Patrick's Day folks! Whether you are Irish or simply Irish at heart, for those of you out there who celebrate St. Patrick's Day, I have a brand new freebie for you in honour of the emerald isle.
 
Check it out...
 

https://app.box.com/s/ejbp2iql6k3m14tr5jwg

This digital paper is 3600 x 3600 pixels, in jpg format and published at 300 dpi. Credits include: Paw Studio (via Creative Fabrica) and Janet Scott (via Pixel Scrapper). To grab it, click the download button to be taken to a download location. In the zip folder you will find a copy of the paper, its preview sheet, the credit information and my terms of use which are standard to all my folders.

My wish for you as you go on your way today...
May you fend a shamrahck at de bahttom o' yooehr pent o' guinness while experiencin de loehck o' de Iresh after catchin a leprechaoehn and cahnvencin 'im ahr 'er to bring you to de paht o' gahld buried at de end o' a rainbow! (translated HERE)

Translation for those of you who aren't Irish 😉:
May you find a shamrock at the bottom of your pint of Guinness while experiencing the luck of the Irish after catching a Leprechaun and convincing him or her to bring you to the pot of gold buried at the end of a rainbow!

Until next time,

Sunday, February 14, 2021

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY 2021!

It's Valentine's Day and you know what that means--a freebie in honour of the occasion!!!
 

https://app.box.com/s/ejbp2iql6k3m14tr5jwg

This digital paper is 3600 x 3600 pixels, in jpg format and published at 300 dpi. Credits include: Suda Digital Art (via Creative Fabrica) and Mascutee Studio (via The Hungry JPEG). To grab it, click the download button to be taken to a download location. In the zip folder you will find a copy of the paper, its preview sheet, the credit information and my terms of use which are standard to all my folders.

I hope that you have the opportunity to spend some time today with people that you love! I'm off to spend the rest of the evening with my hubby!

Until next time,
 
PS: My sincere apologies that I still haven't had the chance to send out the papers to those that earned them during The 12 Days of Christmas. I've been able to get through a few more comments but still have 49 to go and then still have to compile. My time on the computer hasn't been as much as typical which doesn't help. I appreciate your patience. I promise I am trying to get to it!!!!