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Friday, June 25, 2010


Hey everybody!  Hope your month is going well.  My June seems to be flying by with the speed of light!  We got "Nanny" (DH's mom) down here on the 13th to spend a month with us.  She is rehabing from several occurrences in the last six months which include a stroke, back surgery, pneumonia, and complete changes in her meds.  Sounds just aweful, I know, but she is doing pretty well considering all that and her 74 years of age.  We told her to consider this a vacation for herself, but we are exercising her mind and body in gentle ways.  She is playing some computer games which is good for hand-eye coordination as well as exercising the mind, and we have her on a walking program of three times daily.  One evening this past week we took her to our local pier out over the ocean, and she walked all the way to the gazebo out on the end of it, sat and enjoyed watching the ocean waves, the sunset, and all the folks fishing, and then she walked all the way back in before dark fell.  I got some good photos of that, so I'll post some of those later.  I have to mention we got her a pair of "Shape-Ups" by Sketchers to help build up the muscles in her calves and thighs, and before the purchase I tried a pair on myself to see what all the hype was about.  Wow!  They are GREAT!  They definitely do what they are advertised to do for you physically.  Check 'em out if you haven't already!  Their price is hefty, but I think ultimately they would be worth it if you use them faithfully.

I had a birthday since my last post, and a very cool thing was all the great digital gifts I received in my email from all the shop forums I hang out in.  I didn't expect such wonderful surprises, and I surely want to thank everybody!  Benefit of posting your birthday in your forum profile, very cool.  At any rate, all of the sudden at my house we went from zero cake to too much cake in one day!  The best cake of all was made for me by two of my grandchildren who are 8 and 4 years of age.  Guys, you ROCK!!

The weather here is scorching hot every day, so we are in the pool much of the time and grilling outdoors often.  Our neighborhood pool is huge and even its water is warm from the sun like bath water!  Nanny has enjoyed getting in and walking in the water for more exercise too!

Even though I haven't found time for posting more often, I am keeping up with my PhotoShop Friday classes and have signed up for a free card making class beginning on June 28th at Jessica Sprague.  Registration is still open for that class if you're interested.  I totally love her self-paced classes.  I can do them when I can find the time to spare.  It ROCKS!!

I've designed tons of digital papers which I may give as freebies someday when I get happy with tweaking them enough, but in the meantime I've used some of my own creations to make today's FREEBIE for you.  We all need a big stash of frames to reach for when in the mood to scrap, so I played around with my own design of an overlapping type frame and came up with two dozen to give you in this pack which I've called "FUN FRAMES".  These are 300 dpi png files, easy to resize larger or smaller without loss of quality.  I did put a drop shadow on them to make them sort of pop off your pages a bit.  I hope you'll be able to love and use them in your own scrapping to come!  Here's the preview:


I will leave you with some scrapping inspiration through some layouts of my own I've just recently finished . . . . .

That's pretty much the sum of what I've gotten to finish since my last post, and summertime is, in all probability, the season when I snap the majority of my photos.  I wish I could scrap as fast as I snap!  (And that should be my new motto!  Teehee!)  Until next time . . . . .



melliel said...

Thank you for the neat photo frames.

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today [25 Jun 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Elements or Papers post on Jun. 25, 2010. Thanks again.