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Thursday, March 22, 2012


I've been creating, and it's always fun!  Once again, I'm doing the monthly Quick Page Contest over at Cool Scraps Digital.  It's always a blast, and there are always such beautiful kits given to us to work with.  It truly runs like you would dream a contest should run!  Addie is in charge, and she is quite organized and most helpful if anyone has questions needing answers.  She also is super sweet.  This month the contest kit was designed by Pmarie and is titled "SPRING A LING DING DONG".  It's loaded with oodles of elements and contains beautiful papers, all perfect for Easter, Spring, or basic creations.  

We always have at least 40+ contestants each month, and all their Quick Pages are available for you to download for FREE by simply visiting Cool Scraps Digital's forum thread about the QP Contest or the QP Contest Layout Gallery.  Direct download links are provided by each page designer.  You can collect them all to make yourself a wonderful QP album.  The pages are provided to you in png format so it will work in most all scrapping software programs.  All you do is pop your photos behind the page beneath the photo openings.  Digital scrapping doesn't get any easier than using a pre-made Quick Page.  You can, of course, add your own journaling on the top, maybe even a few more elements or word art, and boom !! you are done!!

Here is my preview which shows the kit, papers, and my Quick Page . . .

and here is a closer look at my page . . .


I'm a bird-lover, bird watcher, and birdhouse maker and collector.  I immediately became attached to the sweet little birdies in this kit and the birdhouses!  I think I get this naturally from my parents who, for as long as I can remember, have been watching, identifying, housing and feeding birds. 

Hope you like this and can use it in your scrapping!  Please let me know by leaving some love if you download.  There is no other incentive to produce freebies more powerful than your interaction with me here. 

I hope to be back soon with more, but I need to do some serious household spring cleaning too!  UGH!  Until then,


Tuesday, March 20, 2012


Hi folks! I've been slightly MIA again, sorry about that. February and into the first of this month was busy with some traveling. I'm back, settled in, but also have been busy caring for my two very geriatric Yorkies; the youngest of whom has been sick since October. Our faithful companion, Pixie, passed peacefully at home snuggled in her basket with me at her side on Saturday morning, March 17th. She was 14 years old on March 5th. She was a dog who could think, calculate, and interact more than any I've ever owned. She all but spoke, and my husband and I were fairly certain that she could spell. She was extremely loving and gentle; especially through the arrival and growth of our grandchildren. Pixie happily lounged at my hubby's feet in his lazy-boy recliner as he strummed his guitar as if she found the music soothing. She slept at my rump every night, having come from a litter of six, and I knew she loved the closeness and the warmth. She will be sorely missed by all of our family.

Life must go on as it always will.

I've just noted today that my slide shows on here are gone, and upon investigating I've found that slide.com is out of business as of March 6th.  I enjoyed using them but now will have to find another slide show host.  If anyone has suggestions for a good one, please leave me a recommendation in the comments below.  I need a very user-friendly interface!

I apologize for this FREEBIE coming to you so late in the month.  My March Paper Pack contains 7 papers in shades of green (we are of Irish descent), varying patterns and textures.  All are 12 x 12 inches, 300 dpi, and jpegs.  I hope you can use them in your scrapping.  Here is the preview . . .

and here is a closer look at the text paper that spawned my monthly attempt at paper packs


I'll jump off here as I have some taxi service to perform shortly and other duties to attend.  I will post again soon with more freebies for you as I'm again in the Quick Page Contest for March over at Cool Scraps Digital and should get my kit to work with tomorrow. 

Take care!  TOOTLES!!