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Thursday, February 26, 2009


Speaking totally for myself, I'm glad this month is almost gone! I'm so ready for Spring and just don't care for the winter months at all, even here at the beach! Could do without them totally; too much drab and dreary to suit me. They do zip-zero-nadda for my mood. Give me yellow SUNSHINE!

However, I am doing the "happy dance". A good friend and former coworker came to me recently with a business opportunity which I gave careful consideration and full scrutiny as I do because that's me. After looking over the product, trying out the product in person with my friend, researching the company and its projections, etc., I am delighted to share with all of you out there that I jumped in with both feet and am so excited! Who among us does not long to be their own boss with a home-based business that may provide all that we desire? Well, I do believe I am in on the ground floor of something great! The start up expense is very minimal which suits my current budget (LOL!), and the company provides excellent support which makes it all too easy. If I have tweaked your interest at all, please take a look at my new business website (which the company designs and provides free for me) at http://www.myinlife.com/smartsolutions and watch the introductory video and browse all the information at the top of the page that appears after the video. You can read all about it until your heart is content. If you have any questions and are interested in this type of opportunity for yourself, please just jot me an email (address is provided on the left upper corner of my page there), and I'll be most happy to share my knowledge and assist you completely!! This could be the greatest gift I will ever be able to give you, so go check it out for yourself!!

I've got a couple of layouts to show you as I managed to squeeze in a little personal scrappin since my last post (as well as some house cleaning and all that jazz).....and we have another CT layout for the "NEAPOLITAN KIT" by DK Designs, this one by Anjanette....

Is that not the cutest?!! It always amazes me how different each and every layout can be using the same kit. One's vision and imagination is such a wonderful thing, so individual indeed!

Here are a couple of my own recent personal layouts just completed.....

This is my 3 yr. old tadpole grandson enjoying his bathtime bubble maker from Santa, and I used the kit Rubber Ducky by babyyaks of Pretty Scrappy, the top left word art is by inspiredmommiedesigns also of Pretty Scrappy, and my block font is "Wild Child" from Two Peas in a Bucket. I love how you can place clear bubble elements all over to carry out the bubblebath theme in the photo!

This one is truly a treasure to me as it's extremely difficult for some reason to ever capture my DH and self in the same photo! Does anybody else have that problem? We were headed out the door on our dinner date Valentine evening, and my daughter thought to pick up her camera and grab a shot! I used a bracket type quick page called "Sweet Love" from Just So Scrappy, the red paper is by Kim Hill included in her recipe card kit from FxFoto, the pink paper is ap7 and the beige corrugated cardboard looking background is ap4 in the kit Amelie by Corina Nielson, also a kit designer for FxFoto. I totally love he bracket shaped full size quick pages some of the fantastic designers create. Just So Scrappy has included 8-10 of these, all different, in her "Sweet Love" QP Album. It's so colorful and so easy and quick to use! Had fun making these two layouts!!

Now for my freebies for you!! The first is simply one of my family's favorite candy recipes which we always make at Christmas in huge quantities, I call them "Reese Balls" because that's what they taste like. I rescrapped this page to enter the February Recipe Challenge featuring chocolate at Designs in Digital hosted by scrappinmint. They wanted an 8 x 10 so folks could print them later at home, so I took my original 12 x 12 layout and converted it to an 8 x 10 and therefore had to add some more embellishments to the original. In the zip file for you, I am including both sizes in high resolution. That way if you print or have it printed anytime in the future, you can basically size it to whatever you would personally like without loss of resolution quality. I usually have my layouts printed professionally online in an 8x8 inch format, just like to store that size in albums. But I normally always scrap in the 12 x 12 inch format just in case! Here is the preview......and enjoy the recipe....it's too easy!!


And below is a big FREEBIE PAPER PACK fitting to finish off the month of February. I'm relatively new at designing, but I made these with the help of a CU overlay or paper template from Farrahs Creations. I call them my "LOVE SHACK" papers, and there are 24 colors for you! Yep, I get started designing and can't stop! These are 12 x 12, 300 dpi, (my normal). I hope you can use them to scrap some love!


That's it for now my peeps! Be back soon with some more goodies, so stay tuned. Later today I must do battle for the third time in 2 weeks with a 10-gallon aquarium which persists on irritating my last nerve with repeat performances of cloudy murky light green hazy water for some mysterious reason which is not usually a problem. I know, sounds fun, doesn't it? I can give you a tip if you too are a fish keeper. We have three aquariums, and the larger 30-gallon one is much easier to keep clean and clear than the smaller ones are. Go figure!! The smaller they are, the easier they are to become unstable chemically more quickly than the larger size ever do. So if you want to do fish, my advice would be to do them in a large way! LOL!

Okay....Tootles! Catch ya soon!


Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Scrapbook Freebies Search List, under the Food/Kitchen Related, Recipe Card(s) post on Feb. 27, 2009. Thanks again.

Anonymous said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 27 Feb [LA 08:43pm, NY 11:43pm] - 28 Feb [UK 04:43am, OZ 03:43pm] ).

SandE said...

TAG You're It! You've been tagged for a photo blogging challenge. To complete the challenge go to your "My Pictures" folder and select the 6th picture. Now post it to your blog and select 6 friends to do the same! Don't for get to link your friends' blogs up so everyone can check out what they have to say, too!

Liz said...

oh bummer you have been tagged too..how funnee is this...oh well i won't change my choice..so just do what SandE says...you have been tagged twice hun...gee i am not very good at this at all...lol.LOL...cheers liz