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.
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!
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?
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.
Deanne and Kaye have put together such a cute Kit this time called Puppy Dog Pals. Check out their Store on Etsy. Sign up for their Newsletter on their Blog and you will receive lots of fabulous freebies.
Here are some pages I made with this gorgeous kit.
Ready for Valentines Day? Grab my Freebie and add to your Valentine pages. Click on the preview to download.