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Hi everyone! Thank you for visiting my Blog. I love gardening. I love being a Creative design Artist for some awesome Designers. I truly do enjoy helping them out. It gives me an opportunity to try and learn new things. It also gives me a chance to make things that I can share as freebies with all of you. I hope you enjoy what I make. Now that I am retired I truly enjoy being able to travel a lot.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Diet, Exercise and Scrapbooking - and a Freebie!

I am on a new quest to get back into shape.  Perhaps I should just say get into shape.  Who knows when the last time I was actually in shape was.  My daily routine now consists of healthier eating - not as easy as one would think, at least 30 minutes of daily exercise, movement is important, and play.  Can't work all of the time.  Those who know me know that besides gardening, I love to scrapbook. 

Here is the newest Kit just released by Deanne from Scrapbookingdom.  It is called Grunge Guys.  As you can see from one of the pages I created, It isn't only for guys.  You can use it for gals, or many other projects.  This Kit is a little different than most of her Kits.  It was created as Sister Kits.  The Embellishment Kit is for PU, S4O and S4H, whereas the Paper Kit can also be used as CU.  Check out this new awesome Kit and all of her other gorgeous Kits in her Etsy Store.

Here are a few pages I made using these Kits.

Thanks for stopping by to see me today.  Here is a little Freebie I put together for you.  Click on the preview to download.


Friday, October 14, 2016

New Kits and Freebie

Hi All!  I cannot believe it is the middle of October already.  My Straw Bale Garden is just about done, cool weather has hit us, and I actually turned my furnace on yesterday.  UGH!  With that said, it is now time to think about what I can do to stay active as cold weather wants me want hybernate like a bear.  I joined the YMCA so maybe that will offer me opportunities to stay active and fit.  We'll see if I can drag myself out of the house and to the Y.  lol

Deanne from Scrapbookingdom has released some lovely new Kits recently called Afternoon Tea and Burnt Butter.  Makes me hungry just thinking about them.  You can find these gorgeous Kits along with all of the rest of her lovely Kits in her Etsy Store.

Here are the Kit Previews along with some pages I made using these beautiful Kits.

Afternoon Tea

I recolored the flowers in this layout to match the green and yellow in my photos. 

And here is Burnt Butter

I was playing around in Photo Shop and put together some Personal Use Freebies for you.  I hope you enjoy them. Click on the Preview to download.


Tuesday, September 6, 2016

New Kasala Kit by Scrapbookingdom and PU Freebie

Deanne from Scrabookingdom has an awesome Freebie Kit included in her September Newsletter called Kasala.  If you do not currently subscribe to Deanne's Newsletter, please check it out on her Blog..  She offers gorgeous Freebies available only in her Newsletter.  You can also check out this Kit and many other gorgeous Kits in her Etsy Store.

Here is a page I made using this fabulous Kit,

I have included a Set of Three Bows as a Personal Use Freebie for stopping by and visiting me.  Click on the Preview to download.  Enjoy!


Thursday, June 9, 2016

New Printables by Scrapbookingdom and Freebie

Deanne Gow-Smith from Scrapbookingdom is now offering A4 size printable files.  Print at home on your own printer or have them printed for you and use in your traditional scrapping or why not try decoupage?

Check out some of the Kits now offered.

Check out my newest freebie by clicking on the preview.


Thursday, April 7, 2016

Gardening, chitter chatter and a new Cruise Kit by Scrapbookingdom and Freebie

Last year I discovered a method of gardening called Straw Bale Gardening.  Well, let me tell you, it seemed very strange to me, but intrigued me at the same time.  I haven't planted a traditional garden in several years.  Once I retired I had the time to dedicate to things I had long ago let go of.  I signed up for the Master Gardening Class in 2014.  I completed and passed the course.  I found it to be extremely interesting and enlightening.  I immediately volunteered for every possible opportunity to complete my volunteer responsibilities as quickly as possible.  In doing so I met lots of new people, attended lots of events and learned lots of new tips and tricks.  I highly recommend the Master Gardener Program to anyone who loves to grow.  Through these new adventures I ran across articles about Straw Bale Gardening.

My family thought I had gone senile, lol.  I started my seeds inside.  I have never done that before.  I so enjoyed this process.  I purchased the items I needed to make my straw bale garden.  I started with ten bales.  I prepared my spot, set up the bales, added the trellis and waited for the right time to start.  My neighbors were curious about what on earth I was doing.  I explained it to them and they eagerly watched as time went by.

Here is my original setup with the ten bales. This was before I put up the trellis.

Here is a picture after I added the trellis and added two additional bales for tomatoes.  By this time I have planted the bales and discovered I did not have enough room to plant everything I had grown from seeds.

Here are some pictures well into the season.  Guess what?  Straw Bale Gardening works and I am hooked.  It is the easiest and most successful garden I have ever planted.

I am doing a larger garden this year!
Now on to scrapping!

Deanne Gow-Smith from Scrapbookingdom has just released a fabulous and fun kit called Cruise.  Pop over to her Etsy Store to check it out and see all of her gorgeous kits.

Here are some pages I made using this fun Kit.


Here is a freebie Background Paper I made for you.  Click on the Preview to download.