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Friday, October 16, 2015


Good Day! I'm feeling a little blue because my youngest daughter is moving out of state tomorrow for a new job in broadcasting; she will be a news anchor-lady. I'm happy for her and, in fact, encouraged her to take this job. You know us moms; we give our children "roots and wings", but it's very emotional for us to be both happy and sad at the same time. We have been lucky to live very close to each other for over 20 years of her adult life. We all tend to move when the notion strikes us. I've done it, now it's her turn. She has been only 4 miles away, now she will be 6+ hours away. Sniff. I'll be cheering her on as she leaves, but my tears will flow the moment she is out of sight. Gulp. I've stated to her that "nothing is constant except change", so now I will have to live those words once again.

All right then - Today I have a FREE QUICK PAGE for you all coming from my monthly participation in the challenges over at Ivy Scraps. We got to play with a kit called "In My Garden" by Jemima's Digital Boutique there. My page is a 12 x 12-inch png at 300 dpi, for use in most scrapping programs.  It can easily be sized down to an 8 x 8-inch if you prefer. Visit the October QP Challenge forum thread at the site to collect more QP's as this month progresses until the last day of next month to collect more if you would like to have an album from this kit. There are some clever scrappers and designers involved, and I'm always astounded how different our pages are using the same supplies. Here is the kit preview,

Here is a layout with the Quick Page I designed,

And here is my blank Quick Page for you with download links below it,


Hope you like it and can use it somewhere in your scrapping! They are always fun to make, and we just got the kit last night, so there are not too many posted yet. We always have more than a dozen participants, so keep checking the site as the month goes along!

I've been able to scrap a bunch of layouts lately, so I'll get those posted soon on my layouts page; and I'm still working on my winery album from last Fall. I've also made a bunch of Facebook Timeline covers for myself! DH was off for almost two weeks on a stayca, so it's a wonder I got that much done! LOL!

Check back, I'll return soon; meantime, take care!


Monday, October 12, 2015


Good Day! I hope you are enjoying the cooler days of Autumn. It's a welcome change to feel slightly cooler breezes here at my southern beach! We just suffered the heaviest 3-day rainfall I've seen in my 20+ years of living here, over 2 feet of flooding waters right in my area.  Luckily, I live on what is termed "high ground" at 99 ft. above sea level, so other than overflowing ponds in my neighborhood and some standing water after the ground was saturated, we came through it fine. No flood waters in my house, but I did find my living room picture window leaking from the top with that much rain. I kept beach towels rolled up tight in the windowsill and kept changing them as they saturated. Hubby has already repaired the flashing with the return of the sun. So lucky to be married to a maintenance man! My heart goes out to all who suffered devastation across our state. Mind you, this was not from Hurricane Joaquin which was way out in the Atlantic at the time; but it was from the fact that a different eastbound storm was trapped over top of us for 3 days because Joaquin was sitting out there blocking its path of movement. We have a tremendous amount of river flooding which, in turn, has caused roads to wash out in some areas. It will take time to come back from this severe damage.

Of course, me, I'm scrapping about it with lots of photos.

When I looked up from the storm, I realized almost half of October has flown by already! I have a free printable Autumn card for you from my participation in monthly challenges. It will print 8.5 x 11", fold in the middle, blank inside. It's a jpg format at 300 dpi. You can size it down easily if you prefer a smaller card. This one has the month and current year on the front. That was part of the rules in this particular challenge. However, if you would prefer this without the year on it so it could be used in the future, just leave me comments.  If there is enough interest, I will go back to my psd file and make some changes, re-upload a new zip file to my file sharing sites, come back and make a new post with the new card.  For now, here is the current preview . . .


Aren't the apples just gorgeous!  Harvest is such a great time of year! I do believe Fall is becoming one of my favorite seasons.

That's all I have for you today. I am working on designing some new things, both for here and for my Etsy shop.  Stop back in soon to see what's new!

Have a great week! Happy Columbus Day!