Thursday, December 2, 2010

Free Joy Banner for .svg

Well, I am into yet another new craft. I bought a Cricut Expression and both SCAL2 and MTC. And I am having a great time learning and playing.

I have a little banner I made that I hope you will enjoy. It's the word Joy with a santa hat and star. So, if you click on the preview it will take you to the download.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Time for your Christmas Wallpaper

It's almost December so I have your Christmas wallpaper for you. This time it's made from Amanda Thorderson's Christmas Rhapsody.
Amanda is not only a talented designer, but her kits are so usable. I didn't put a month or calendar on this one. It isn't hard to see what month it's for, LOL. And if you are here for the first time, I use Rainlender. It's a tiny program that won't mess with your computer, but it has the calendar and shows the what day it is at all times. It also has the ability to put in any events you want and you can even have an alarm.
So, here is your wallpaper, in three sizes as usual.Just click on the preview to download. Those are my very sweet youngest grandsons. Aren't they handsome? Of course they won't be on your calendar.

Also, SBE is having a sale and lots of fun during Dec. I hope you will join us.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

New Freebie Oct wallpaper

Amanda has a new kit out, and I've used it for this months wallpaper. It's called Superstitions.

First tho, did I tell you all we are building a garage, not just a garage, but one that will have solar panels on the roof. No more electric bills! But I have company coming in on the 11th, then more joining us on the 18th and things are just not moving any where near as quickly as we had been led to belive they would. The guys have been here working hard all week, and at this point we expected it to be done, so the solar would go up next week, but it's not. It's not even ready for the roofing crew.

The problem is I have boxes I need to stash in there so I can get my guest room all done, and hubby has stuff all over the back patio that needs to go there for a work space instead of all over the back patio. It's getting tight time wise. I hope next time I post I can tell you all it's done!

So, now for the wallpaper, I sure hope you like it, as usual it's 3 sizes so should adapt to different monitors. And I did put the month, but I didn't add a calendar in. I use Rainlender, it's a very small program with an interactive calendar and several neat features I love.

But if you want to add on, go on over to Amandas calendar challenge at Digitals and with the free mini kit you get there will be a calendar.

So, here is the preview:

Sunday, September 26, 2010

It has been too long

I got an admonishing email from a friend because I hadn't been posting my layouts on my blog. So I guess I had better get to.

While I am at it, I have some new stuff to talk about. I have added a baby Cricut to my toys. And I have purchased the Sure Cuts a Lot software. I wanted to be able to make all those cute shapes to use on my rubber stamped cards, and I just don't want to spend all the money on punches, and I don't have room for all of those. So, I am in process of making a bunch of shapes that I will post in .svg format for anyone who wants them when I'm done. The problem is I find that now I want the Expression as I'm finding all those cute boxes and bags that don't work on the Cricut because it will only do 6 x 12. There really is no end, is there? At any rate check back for that stuff too if you have an interest. Right now I'm working on finally getting all the boxes full of fabric and craft stuff out of what is to become the guest room, because I'm going to have a guest in Oct!

Ok, SBE is having the Brag book calendar challenge. Kim Hollibone is posting the cutest templates complete with 2011 calendars. You can do a lot or a little. I have already done most of my 4x6 family calendars with family photos that I give out to my girls at Christmas, but these I'm making using photos I've taken, places I've been. I'm going to give sets out to friends with a 4x6 lucite frame with a magnet on the back. I hope they enjoy them.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

News and Free July Wallpaper

Here I am with your July wallpaper, just a couple days late. What can I saw, it's been busy.

First tho I have to tell you that Amanda is this months Designer of the month, her free daily download starts on the 5th. All I can tell you is that the kit is awesome!

You may want to join in the calendar challenge she has each month as well. You get a free mini kit to use, but she marks the full kit down very reasonable so you might want to buy that.

This month it's Patriotic of course, the Wallpaper was made using one of the 2 kits you can use in the challenge, From Sea to Shining Sea. Here is mine. I do fiddle with the calendar and make it a 2011 instead of the 2010. I make mine 4x6 and use family photos. Each of my kids has a pretty glass stand alone frame with metal corners that I bought them at Walmart. They all get a little bag with goodies in it for Christmas, mostly stuff I made and they really look forward to these calendars. It also serves to remind them to send grandma photos. LOL.

So, without further ado here is a preview of this months wallpaper. As usual it is in 3 sizes.

1680x1050, 1280x1024, 1024x768

Also I need to mention that SBE (Scrapbook Elements) is having a big 4th of July sale this weekend. You'll find lots of bargains from your favorite designers. And if you haven't shopped there, they have some awesome designers!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Layout share

This was done for a challenge at Scrapbookelements, I just love masks, they make layouts more fun and isn't that part of what it's about? Ok, there is that saving memories for our kids and their kids ect too. But it's nice to have fun doing it.

On a personal note, we have been really busy with the new place. There is so much to be done. Hubby is putting in a drip system so we can leave home on occasion and not have to worry the trees and roses will die. We are working on the coach trying to get it in better shape for our next trip, and the trim on the house is in very bad shape, so we are painting. Now painting in the desert is a whole different thing. Between the heat and the wind the paint dries before you can even get it on the house. LOL. So, we were up at 4am painting today. No wind as yet, and it cooled down quite nicely last night. But when the sun came up, so did the wind and inside we went. Hubby is also making sun screens for the house. So far he has put on 4 of them and they sure make a difference in the heat coming in.

For my part, I'm looking forward to getting enough boxes unpacked of my crafting items that I can get started on some quilting.

Happy crafting until next time.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Finally, a new wallpaper

I know it's late and I haven't done one in a couple months, but I had requests so here is June's wallpaper.

Be sure to check out Amanda's whole Citrus Crush kit. There are some extra pieces for free in her store for use in the calendar challenge.

We are still getting settled into our new home. Hubby keeps asking me if I'm done, LOL. I keep buying things. The latest and probably the last for quite a while is a set of cabinets. 2 base cabinets, one drawers, one a base with shelves and a tall pantry type cabinet. They go into my sewing room so I will have somewhere to put all my stuff. I know I've got more stuff they they will hold, but it'll help a lot. Also the base cabinets become my cutting table. Sink base cabinets work very well because not only do they have storage inside, but they are just the right height.

I'm working hard at my CT work at Scrapbook Elements as well. Check out the Challenge that Sheryl and I have up. Words From the Heart, we have made some really cute goodies as gifts for participating.

And check out the cute page I made for the BB
challenge at SBE. The template is done by Kim
Hollibone and the kit is just darling. It's Mandy King's I Am Forever Changed.

Click on the layout to be taken to the gallery at SBE and see it larger.

I guess I shall never get very good at posting here, but I think I'll try to post the monthly wallpapers again and some of the layouts I do with kits from the awesome designers at SBE and by Amanda at Digitals.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Here we are with March's freebie Wallpaper

Feb just flew by we were so busy. So, now we are in our new home in AZ and loving it. The boxes still are not all unpacked but there is plenty of time for that. We can see the sun coming up over the mountains from our front porch and see the sun set over the mountains from the back porch. We've had a couple bunny rabbits around in the yard the past few days, and the other day a Road runner ran across the street right in front of my car. The kitties are loving it. Unfortunatly one of my babies was just diagnosed with diabetes, so some changes are afoot. Who knew, even the best well known brand dry food is not good for them.

This month I used Amanda's The Front Porch for the March wallpaper. Click on the preview.

To see the full kit, click on the Digitals link and check out Amanda's store.

I hope you enjoy the wallpaper.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Feb 2010 wallpaper

And other stuff. Still getting ready to move, truck is mostly loaded so by my next months post, I should be in my new home.

For now, I have a feb wallpaper for you, it's a tiny bit late as I've been so busy with all the new house stuff and the packing ect, that time just got away from me. This month we are featuring Amanda's Remembering You kit. And it's quite the awesome kit.

I hope you like what I have created for you from it. As has been my habit lately I've done it in three sizes, so there should be one that will work for you.