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Saturday, February 28, 2015


CHEERS, everyone!  Allow me to start your day with a FREE goodie! I love designing cards and wish I would focus on it more than I do! I make quite a few for my own personal use throughout the year because I have so many digi-scraps to play with, but for your sake I need to focus on making some just for you to have on hand. It certainly ends up saving quite a bit of money when you can just pull one of these babies up on your computer and print it off when you need it. I will make an effort to supply you with more of these this year!

I was inspired to create this printable card for the February Card Challenge over in the forum at Ivy Scraps.  Such a wonderful group of scrappers hang out there, and everyone is so very helpful and pleasant to know.  If you don't hang out there, you are missing quite a lot of fun every month.

We were given some poems and quotes to play with and, of course, February being Valentine's month, there was an underlying theme of LOVE.  My card is in jpg format at 300 dpi for excellent print quality.  It is meant to be the 7 x 5" front of a foldable card.  I hope you can use and enjoy it sometime!  Here is a peek,


I hope you have enjoyed my spurt of freebies!  Leave me some love if you download, it's nice to know you were here, what you think, and that you like getting free things to use.  Knowing that you came by is the thing that spurs us on to create more.

Check back often!  You just never know what's coming at you next!


Friday, February 27, 2015


GOOD MORNING!  With coffee in hand, I'm getting your day off to a good start! My coffee comes from a K-cup made by The Donut Shop, medium roast; is then brewed through a Bunn single cup brewer, then has two tsp of Coffee-Mate added and a slurp of Nestles' liquid creamer in the Creme Brulee flavor! Oh wow, it's a good concoction!! And quick too!! Over the years I've even managed to convert my own brother to a K-cup brewer for convenience, and he was a die-hard bean roaster and grinder gourmet!

Today I have an interesting freebie for you. It's a Quick Page with a February 2016 calendar grid on it, so you fill it up and use it for next year for yourself or as a gift. It is made from the same kit my February QP was made from, "Clowning Around" by Lizard Dau Designs over at Ivy Scraps. This was made for the Feb. 2015 Calendar Challenge. So here is a look at the finished layout I made,

My QPs are in png format at 300 dpi for excellent print quality and are 12x12" square. They can easily be resized to 8x8" if you prefer.  Below is a look at the QP ready for you,


Be sure to stop back by tomorrow to snag a free printable 5 x 7" card!


Thursday, February 26, 2015


February has been a busy month for me, and it's almost over!  Yeah!  I don't care much for the winter months of January and February, even here at the beach!  They are two months I could just delete from my calendar and never miss them at all.  The best parts of them are several family and friend's birthday celebrations.  I did do a weekend of traveling with my daughter and her family to see my only granddaughter perform in a state-wide gymnastic competition, and that's always fun!

On the 18th of this month, my dog, Duffy, who will be 3 yrs. old on St. Patrick's Day, had his first seizure of some type which scared the life out of me and my hubby.  We suspect epilepsy, though this is the first sign of it.  Though my husband is very emotional, he is able to cope better in crisis mode than I do, and he handled the dog's symptoms while I called and found a vet who was still open at the 6 p.m. hour of the day. My hubby is very used to doing "mouth-to-muzzle" resuscitation to get a dog's breathing started again, so he performed that immediately when he saw the distress.  Duffy came out of the seizure quickly and returned to his normal self much faster than we did. The vet gave him an quick physical exam, some blood work; and we are scheduled for a recheck on the blood in early March just to make some comparisons in a few of the values.  Everything seems pretty normal. I know that seizures are a neurological disorder, and there is very little warning of them occurring, so we are going to watch him and eventually decide if he needs medical treatment based on how often they occur.  Such an event changes the way you live.  I don't feel comfortable leaving him unattended now.  I find myself scheduling my outings for errands, etc., when the other half is home to watch the dog.  You know how pets become such a large part of your family.  If anyone has experience with this type of thing, please feel free to leave me some comments or advice.

I have three FREEBIES lined up for you, and I will post one each day for the next three days, so be sure to check back.  I'm doing them now and will put them on "auto post" so there will be no messing up or not getting it done!

For today, I have my monthly FREE QUICK PAGE from my participation in the QP Challenge in the forum over at Ivy Scraps.  This month's kit we worked from was "Clowning Around" by Lizard Dau Designs.  Here are the kit previews,

Here is the layout I made with this kit,

and here is a look at the more blank QP without photo and journaling,


My pages, as always, are in png format so you can just slip you photo beneath the opening behind the page and write your journaling on top. They are 12x12" square at 300 dpi for excellent print quality. You can, of course, easily resize them smaller to an 8x8" square in your own software program if you like. If you would like to collect all the other free QPs made with this kit, just visit the February 2015 Quick Page Challenge forum thread over at Ivy Scraps. Each participant will have a post in that thread with a direct download link for their page. You may have to be registered in the forum to be able to see the whole thread. This will certainly be a pretty album, and I'm excited to collect them all.

I've been knitting like crazy on some new cowl patterns since our weather is cooler here. I'm very spastic with my hobbies, moving from one thing to another during different seasons. I make a lot of jewelry when the weather is unbearably hot, then I gradually shift into textiles during cooler weather. I'll show you what I'm making on my "knitting/crochet page" tab above after I resize my photos for the web. I'll try to put a link to get the free patterns when I post the photos. Need to add some layout photos on that tab too! I do my digi-scrapping in all seasons!

You all stay warm, and don't forget to pop back by tomorrow and the next day for another QP and a printable card freebie!