Friday, 28 September 2007
Just a quick note to say a very BIG Thank you for all your wonderful comments. A couple of people have asked some questions. Heather, I use WINRAR for all my files because I find this suits me and most other people.
You can get the free software to download here. It opens most files including zips and is really easy to use. I hope this helps. Also, someone mentioned having a problem with links 3 and 4. I'm sorry about that. I will check it out for you as soon as possible and if its broken, I should have it fixed for tomorrow. Thanks so much for your patience and understanding.
Meanwhile, I'm working on a mini EYE CANDY kit for you all.
Hugs to you all
Thursday, 27 September 2007
First up is 'Gentle Breeze'. It's name reflects the calmness I feel with this kit. I think its really serene, just like a 'gentle breeze'.
Here are your download links:~
Sorry, its goneAlpha Links are now expired. Thanks
Embelleshments 1 Embelleshments 2 Papers 1 Papers 2 Papers 3 Papers 4
Next week, part two of the 'MOMENTS' collection will be up. Here's a preveiw for you.
I spied on my favourite forum, STONE ACCENTS STUDIO, that there are some really great challenges available. Now, not only am I a real newcomer to the world of Scrapping, but I'm also a real novice when it comes to designing and creating LO's and so on so I tend to shy away from hard things like 'Challenges' hehehe. I'm always so worried my efforts will be rubbish. But hey, nothing ventured, nothing gained, right?! Besides, how can one fail with all the great things available over at SAS?
So here are a couple of LO's for my first challenge for you. I'd love to know what you think. No, really, I would, even if it's not so great. I can take constructive critisisum, honest I can......:-s lol so don't forget to leave me some comments and suggestions, ok.
Credits:~ Style It Studio - www.styleitstudio.com Nathy Geuens. Template~Colie's Corner
Credits:~ Template~Andrea Gold. Kit September Mega Kit SAS
Now, this paticular challenge (The SAS-y ABC Challenge) is being run by Lisa, one of the great SAS-y designers and the prize for completing each challenge is the next part of her fab rope alpha. The aim of the challenge is to create a complete 'Alphabet' of LO's using each letter to set the LO. You can find out all about it here as well as the download link for the first letter. Be quick though, the time for this challenge is almost up. In the link you'll find some great links to other sites for inspiration to help you complete the challenge. Have fun and I shall look forward to seeing what you guys come up with.
Other news over at SAS is that JulieO and the SAS-y team are doing some reorginization of the forum and adding some really exciting stuff. Not only have they got the great list of SAS-y challenges but there are also super links to Tutorials, Scrapping Tools like brushes and so on. There are the Designer and Members giveaway areas as well as the Newbie help centre and now we have got a forum for photographers where you can learn everything you need to know about getting that perfect picture for your lay outs. There is sooooooooo much going on over there its reall easy to loose track of time hehe. Anyway, you guys get on over there and check it out. I am sure you'll find somthing of interest.
In store right now the designers have been working real hard for you all and have created some truly awesome kits. As if that wasn't enough, they are having a MEGA SALE on right now and everything is 50% off, how can you beat that?
Here are just a sample of whats in store:~
September Mega Kit SAS
Lisa West Designs SAS
Mermaids Heaven SAS
Why not sign up for the SAS-y newsletter. It comes out every week and has all the latest news and some great exclusive special offers and goodies. Here's the link for you to check out this weeks NL. Enjoy.
...and finally, My News.....
Well, it's been a very busy couple of weeks what with Elly back to school and Jay back to work (he's a teacher) and me trying to get the house back to something like 'livable' (yeah right, like thats gonna happen any time soon lol) so I havn't had much time to do things for here. It's been a snatched hour here and there to check out the freebies, pop into SAS and complete a couple of LO's. I havn't even had time to upload my next little freebie for you guys and as for trying to come up with some ideas for my 'Eye Candy' has been hopeless. I've drawn a complete blank there so why don't you guys help me out a little and give me some ideas of the sort of mini kits you like. Colour, style, what embellies do you like, that sort of thing, and I'll see what I can come up with, ok.
I'm off to watch my favourite Southport event of the year on Friday. It's the first night of three for the Musical Fireworks Championships and I always go to all three nights. Elly and I just love it. This year my Mum, Jay and his daughter, Jess and my youngest son Mike and his wife, Trish are going too so it should be a lot of fun.
Sadly, I won't be able to take any photo's as my camera died on me a while back but I'm keeping my fingers crossed that Mikey brings his. He's really into his photography and Adobe photoshop at the moment. Whatever happens, I'm sure I'll be able to snag a few pics for you to see. If the show is anything like last years then we are in for one heck of a treat. I can hardly wait.
Now, It's my ex's birthday on Saturday. I made a gorg lo for him from Elly but noticed that I hadn't worked it quite right (I used one of AmyW's awesome Jumpstart templates and left a portion incomplete) Doh! so I can't show it until I've fixed the problem. But........ I wanted to wish you the happiest of birthdays Nando. We both send you big hugs and kisses. I am sure Gabriela will spoil you rotten, lol. So, just for you hun....
Credits~ Flowers by KylieM Designs. Font used 'Quill'. All others from Google Images (To my knowledge are Copyright free)
A couple more LO's......
Credits.~ Papers by Melothria. Embellies by Gina Marie Huff of weedsandwildflowersdesign. Stitches by Vendula Sediva aka Natali
Credits.~Paper 'Flure' by Ameli. Stitched ribbon (Unknown, if this is your work please contact me so that the full credit can be given. Thank you)
Sunday, 23 September 2007
Wednesday, 19 September 2007
I wasn't expecting to come away blubbin' my eyes out though. Why? Well she has a You Tube video there that totally wiped me out. As a mum of two boys, both serving with the British Army and both having done tours in Iraq and eleswhere, I can't tell you how many times I found myself biting my nails to the quick, refusing to watch the news for fear of what I'd see there, scared to pick up the phone or open the mail. Yeah, I know lots of you out there know just what I'm talking about right?
So, seeing that little video today brought it all back to me but it also made me realise just how lucky I am. Both my boys knew why they were there and even now, my youngest works hard to help the innocents caught up in this awful conflict. It's easy for me to say there's a good reason for all of this. It's easy because my boys made it through.
I will NEVER forget how lucky I am or ever fail to be grateful to those of you out there who wern't so lucky. I know it's because your loved one had my sons back. Thank you and God bless you all, those serving and those left behind.
And special thanks to you fishinmom for reminding me of just how lucky I am.
You can find out more about the charity Mikey is raising funds for here
Monday, 17 September 2007
Oh that reminds me, here's one I made earlier. The picks are of my youngest son, Mikey, who recently completed a charity race from the North to the South of the country in under two days visiting every major football stadium along the way, hence the name 'Golden Goal'. The object was to get a photo at every staduim and complete the task within a set time. He and his Army pals not only completed the task but got a ton of fantastic goodies from many of the staduims to boot (oh great pun) which they plan to give as raffle prizes for their chosen charity 'WAR CHILD'. To say I'm 'burtsing' with pride is putting it mildly hehe.Credits: LemonaidLucy 'Freebie' LindsayJaneDesigns 'Freebie' and NataliMany thanks to you lovely ladies for your time and generosity in sharing your talents
So ladies (and gents, I know there are at least two of you out there lol) Watch this space for up coming news of my latest freebie and my Eye Candy kit too.
'If you ask me one more time 'Are we there yet', I'll make you sit in the child seat'.
Friday, 14 September 2007
Wednesday, 12 September 2007
Here's a little tease to wet your appetite
And thats not all folks, check out these fabulose prizes you can get in the Scavenger Hunt. Start looking for them now over at SAS.
Elly just loves to have her face painted but usually she goes for things like animals, tigers are her favourites, or super heroes like Spider Man but this day she decided to go a little girly. Not too girly though, this is a pirate scene and that's about as 'girly' as this little lady was prepared to go, lol.
Elly is short for Elise, a name Elly's dad and I gave her after a song (Letter to Elise) by our favourite band. However, Daddy also loves the Lotus Elise and is determined his little baby shall have one of her own when she's old enough (if he's won the Lottery by then, that is) I just could resist sneaking a couple of photo's of her next to this beautiful car but never imagined those lovely Lotus people would spoil us as they did. Elly got to sit in the car, try out all the buttons and thingy-ma-bobs and even got a miniture replicer in bright yellow all of her own and they have even said they may publish her pic in their magazine and all because she's called 'Elise'. How fantastic was that? Let me tell you, she was buzzing for days and days after that and now she can truely say she owns a LOTUS ELISE, hehehe.
Thanks to all
Bye for now and hugs to you all xx