Sunday, July 31, 2011

Family Camping Quick Page Freebie

Tonight's layout does not have the picture I wanted to put in it. When I created this, I knew I had a picture of Tanya and Alexandra dancing on the beach in front of a campfire singing "There ain't no flies on us" at the top of their lungs and the kids across the lake would sing it back, however I couldn't find I had to change it up a bit..... found a picture of this cute..... "Kitty Cat".

I was thinking of a story Sean told me of when he and his first wife were married and they had two large ferrets and the first night at thier new home when they were posted to Ottawa, he got a call at work from her saying the ferrets had gotten out of the house, probably through the dryer vent. Well Sean being an Military Police Officer went home in uniform, flashlight out, looking for these two little guys around the house, in the dark. At one point he figured perhaps he should go to the neighbors introduce himself and let them know what he was doing. So he goes to the door and knocks, introduces himself and tells them he is looking for his two ferrets. Neighbour starts laughing and say's, oh that's what those things found them outside and they seemed friendly so we brought them in the house. Now I don't know about you but if I found an animal outside that I had never seen and didn't know anything about but seemed friendly but I wouldn't bring them into the house with my kids.

And here is the preview for the quick page. hope you enjoy.

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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Quick Page, Desktop Wallpaper, Calender Freebie

eI know I said I'd post this last evening so you could download it this morning or late last night however (and this was a BIG however) my hard drive started acting up last night and I had most things on it backed up however it had been two months since my last backup, so I rushed out and bought a new hard drive and started backing up HD. Wouldn't you know though... I couldn't just copy and paste everything over, it wouldn't let me copy anything larger than 25Gigs in most cases so I had the wonderful task of copying approximately 500Gigs of stuff in 25Gig increments. Luckily around 3AM this morning it finally let me move 129Gigs of photo's over in one batch however it is still 53 minutes away from being transferred over. Needless to say, I'm going to back up more frequently after this. LOL

So I went to the midway last evening as well with Marc and Alexandra and their new friend Carley. It was a lot of fun. We let one of the carney's guess my age... he guessed 36 (I'm actually 42....just a little off!) Then Alex and I went off to spend $8.00 to win a stuffed frog. We are going to give it to my nephew who is one. Carley was so excited, we helped her win a big monkey, she was so excited as she had never been to a midway before. She moved here about a year ago from the east coast, her dad is military as well and in the past year here she really has not met any friends. The base here is really small and even though she is only 17 she graduated high school at 16, and works on the base (did I mention it's a really, really small base) so there have not been many opportunities for her to meet new people her age. We had so much fun together the four of us and I bought the biggest bag of cotton candy we could find and gave ourselves a sugar high! LOL. I teased the kids when we got home, that they must be the coolest kids in all of North Bay... they wanted to spend Friday Night with their MOM and new friend AND out in public too!

So the new kit I was suppose to unveil this weekend is called "Family Camping" and due to computer issues will not be in the stores today as expected as all the previews are not done. However I do have the Quick Pages I created using this kit to show you... what do you think? Just so you know, two people who regularly visit my blog and comment were lucky enough to get these quick pages via e-mail as a surprise gift for commenting so often on my posts. (Hint, hint... never know when I may feel generous!)

So here are your freebies. I have created this Quick Page, Calender, Desktop Wallpaper in two sizes. Using my new kit "Family Camping" which I hope to upload to the store as soon as I have these computer issues resolved. I showed this layout I did for our desktops and he leaned over and rubbed Bullet's back and head and said..."Bullet, your going to be famous!" lol. So I hope you enjoy this layout and think of Bullet our dog as famous from now on!

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011


Well my back is feeling better today and with Sean back on shifts as of Monday we were up early. I couldn't fall back to sleep after he left, so I got up got dressed, changed my mind about what I was going to wear, changed again, then one more time... looked for my Twigg's coffee mug, texted Sean-asked him if he had it. (He had one of them at work) Took the dog for a walk to Twiggs our local coffee shop, got there and my bank card was rejected but since Alexandra works there they let me take my coffee. Walked back home, finished getting ready for work, left a chore list for the kids, asked TC if he isn't working this weekend if he is interested in helping my brother's Marcel and Emmanuel build a deck at the cottage for my Dad, went back to Twiggs to pay for my coffee, stopped at the drug store for their generic brand of Robaxacet, arrived at work and relaxed.

Today's download is my final part of the Cozy at Home kit I did for IvyScraps Collab last year. I am not sure what I will post tomorrow night however on Friday evening I will be uploading a Desktop, Quick Page, Calender created with a new kit I hope to upload to the store sometime this weekend. Here is a preview of the one I am using on my computer. I used pictures of Bullet our dog and Sean from last year's weekend at the cottage.

This preview doesn't give you much of a hint as to the theme of my new kit but what do you think of the QP? I'll post another hint/preview with Friday's post In the meantime, please enjoy tonight's element freebie.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Freebie-Part 2 Papers

Our house is finally quiet as of yesterday afternoon. Last Thursday we invited Rich & Liz our scuba instructor and his wife over for dinner. Because she works here in town and they live about 35 minutes away, we suggested that Rich grab his two dogs when he went home to change as they had been home all day. So here we are BBQing with three full sized dogs when surprise, surprise in comes Tanya and her boyfriend Matt with their two Rottweilers. FIVE very big dogs in the house now 6 adults, 3 teens, a ferret which looked like dinner to one of the dogs, a bird that had another dog very interested in a snack, two sugar gliders who were thankfully sleeping and unseen-all on the hottest day of the year so being outside was not appealing to any of the dogs. Tanya and Matt went home yesterday with their dogs although we will get the girls back in August for one last time before she moves out to BC. I'm going to miss those fur balls though.

Today's freebie are the remaining papers from my Cozy at Home portion of the IvyScraps mega that I participated in. I hope you enjoy these and I'll be back tomorrow with the elements.

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Monday, July 25, 2011

Another Freebie-Part 1-Papers

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. I did dispite the fact I hurt my back as I was getting my scuba gear ready to go diving. (Yes, I was a the lake already and so was everyone else). Needless to say diving ended up being a no go for me and Sean backed out since I couldn't go even though I told him to go, I'd just lay on the blanket till the dive was over. I still managed to have a great time Saturday afternoon at my girlfriend Sarah's place. She lives right on the beach here in town and she organized a girls afternoon at her house with two teenagers my daughter Alexandra's age, a little girl from our congregation that is so enthralled with Alexandra, her mom and one other lady. We had so much fun. Sarah and Adam went to a lot of trouble planning a "Pirate Treasure Hunt". They even tea stained paper and burnt the edges to age it. The clues were so much fun and one clue led to their basement but access to it was only from outside the house. To enter you had to pull up this metal door, go down a ladder and enter this windowless, dark cement room (more like a dungeon if you asked me). But Adam had put old wood up against one wall to make it look like the inside of a ship below the waterline, and an old table and lit some candles on it... which is were the clue was hidden.

Our treasure.... plastic tiara's, candy rings, candy necklaces, chocolate money, nail polish, the girls got beach bags, we ladies were given evening bags and little Charliegh got a beach wrap. Sarah told us she went to Value Village for our evening bags, we couldn't believe it as they seemed brand new. Adam was the perfect gentleman, he BBQ'd for us and I was able to spend the afternoon sitting in a chair in the water relaxing and soaking up the sun and enjoying the company of some of the nicest ladies I know.

The three teens didn't really know each other well before our get together but they sure behaved like the best of friends by the end of the day. They suggested we have another get together soon-which was nice to hear.

So my freebie today is another set I did for last years IvyScraps Collab. The theme was "Cozy at Home" so I created some furniture and created a few papers. I hope you enjoy this kit. Below is the full preview. I have it broken down into three downloads, papers -today and tomorrow's downloads, and elements-the following day.

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Monday, July 18, 2011

Element Freebie

So my Saturday meeting my daughter's boyfriend went well. I think Tanya was more nervous than either Sean or I was and I think she was worried we would embarass her by recounting some story or something about her or asking him questions like what are his Sean and I both thought he is a nice guy. We were able to enjoy a nice dinner together before they headed back to Sudbury with the two dogs. I hope he can handle them this week in her small apartment as they are both very active and one of them acts more like a lap dog than a rottweiler. I wish him luck this week with them.

So tonight's download is the element part of this kit which I created as my part of a collab for IvyScraps last year. I hope you enjoy it.

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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Another Freebie-Part 1

It was another hot day here today! Sean also had a bit of an adventure that didn't thrill him today. Alexandra and one of her girlfriends and I went blueberry picking and we brought Sean and the dog along. Sounds great right? LOL, WELL, Bullet and her ball which she always carries decided to go for a walk through the bush where she found a swamp and then dropped her ball into the swamp... and started barking, and barking and barking. Of course we were worried about where she had disappeared to and went looking for her when we heard the barking and when Sean found her she wouldn't just leave her ball there. Sean had to get a little wet in the very smelly swamp to rescue her ball. To say he was upset... would be putting it mildly. The dog was wet and Sean was wet (and smelly) and of course the car was clean and we didn't have a towel or blanket for either one of them. I did manage to get a couple cups of blueberries, and I reminded Bullet and Sean that love is getting wet and stinky to rescue a dogs ball when the dog has more of the same at home.

So tonight's freebie is a two part freebie and is my portion of the IvyScraps collab I did last summer for them. Tonight it is the papers, tomorrow the elements. Hope you enjoy them and I will be back tomorrow and telling you about meeting my oldest daughter's boyfriend yesterday and what we thought of him and how our visit went.

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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Part 3 (Final Part) of Freebie

Just a quick post tonight as it has been a long day and I'm just going to relax now that Tanya and her boyfriend Matt have left and she has taken her two dogs back home with her in Sudbury. I hope everyone is having a great weekend and enjoys this final part of this freebie.

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Friday, July 15, 2011

Part 2 Freebie

It was another beautiful and sunny day here. I went for a walk to the bank on my lunch hour to transfer money from my account to my daughter's Alexandra. I made a deal with her at the beginning of the second semester that for every 90% she got I'd give her $100.00, for every 80% I'd give her $50.00 and every 70% I'd give her $25.00. Anything less than a 69% no money. Needless to say she has been anxiously awaiting her report card to find out how much I owed her! Two 80's and one 70, and one very high 60. (It was like 69%) so I deposited $125.oo into her account. She is thrilled.

Now I realize this may seem like an expensive thing to do however we have had a discussion regarding Birthday Gifts and Christmas Gifts. The subject being... do you really need them? What purpose do they serve and what would you appreciate more? So, in lieu of Birthday Gifts for my kids, we are doing money for grades. We have also decided that Christmas is too commercialized that we are going to plan a family event week, no gifts except for our parents and the little one's and my kids will get something that they really want as it comes up during the year. (Marc is planning a holiday so I'll give him money for his vacation to help him out, Alex-well probably will end up being money for a new laptop or something, or along those lines. Robert is moving to Alberta and into his own house, so it will be a Walmart Card to buy household items. Really, the kids have everything they need, all my kids work and can save and buy themselves things they want. I mean do they really need another sweater or nick-knack from Aunt Martha or toiletries gift basket from Uncle Buck and his new girlfriend? (We don't have an Aunt Martha or Uncle Buck... but you get the picture I'm sure!)

Anyway, here is part two of my freebie from yesterday. I just love these colours and hope you enjoy them too.
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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Well, I had an amazing day yesterday and that has made me change my mind about what to do with my portion of last July's IvyScraps Mega Collaboration. I was going to offer my portion of the collabs as a grab bag of mini kits but I'm going to give it away here instead first! lol.

So what did I do yesterday that put me in such a great mood? I went scuba diving which I really have missed doing as the club gets together on Sunday and I've missed because I'm going to meeting instead. So I was thrilled that Wednesday Evening Dives were suggested. I was even more thrilled that Sean thought of attaching the GoPro camera to a dive light. This is what I managed to catch on video.... I was in only 13-20 feet of water in this video... at 30 feet the water was 57 degree's F (14 C) and went through two thermalclines. Mind you in the first 13 feet, water was in the 70's.

I love watching all forms of nature underwater from fish, to crayfish, to the sharks and stingrays we saw when we were in the Dominican. I hope that I'll be able to show more video's of what I see diving on here as the summer progresses.

So, here is a preview of tonight's freebie, there are three parts in all, two ziped files of papers and one of elements. One portion is being given away tonight the rest will be over the next few evenings. Please enjoy and I will be back tomorrow.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Quick Page Freebie and New Kit

Just want to post a quick freebie for my new kit. This is my 2nd Colour Basic's Set Kit that I'm offering at 20% off for a week begining today and ending Tuesday July 19th, 2011. Colour Basic's Kits are designed based on four colours, and the kits offer some of the basic items you would find in a kit along with a few design elements such as flowers etc.

You can find this kit "Colour Basics Set 2" in the store here on sale for a week at 20% off.

I hope you enjoy this Quick Page, the preview below is using a picture of Alexandra from when she performed at Disney's American Idol Show.

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Monday, July 11, 2011

Sunny Fun Fish Quick Page Winner's

I have to say I'm a little disapointed that only two people said Thank you to Michelle's kids, Caitie and Phillip for picking the name of my latest kit. One was Anonymous and the other was LianeZ who comments I'm sure every single time I post. Therefore LianeZ please e-mail me and I'll get you the link to my Sunny Fun Fish Quickpages.

That is all for tonight, I have a migraine and am not feeling the greatest. See you all soon with another freebie.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Numbers & Symbols Freebie

I received a nice surprise last night after son Robert who is in the military showed up at the house. Mind you I was in bed when he showed up and he went straight to bed as well but Marc, Robert and I went out and had a nice brunch at Twigg's where Alexandra my daughter works and she was able to sit down and join us. It was a nice surprise as he had to leave at 2:30 this afternoon.

Just a reminder that my Sunny Fun Fish Kit came out this week and is still on Sale until the 13th for 20% off. Here is a preview of some of the items that are in the kit.

You can find the Sunny Fun Fish Kit here

Tonight's freebie is the last coordinating Numbers and Symbols for the Sunny Fun Fish Kit. I hope everyone enjoy's these. Don't forget to leave a comment thanking Caitie and Phillip for coming up with a name for the kit, I will be giving away to a random person that leaves a comment a set of Sunny Fun Fish Quick Pages.

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Saturday, July 9, 2011

Lower Case Letter's Freebie

Sunny Fish Fun seems to be a hit! I've had a few e-mails regarding the kit and it's contents and people are surprised by everything inside. It is true the preview does not show all the other wonderful things that are part of the kit.. things like real sea shells, six different mermaids, different frames, charms, flowers, life buoy, waves, ribbons, sea shaped buttons, raffia bows and wraps and ties, straight ribbons and splashes.

You can find this product in the store here on sale until Wednesday July 13th, 2011 for 20% off.

Tonight's freebie is the lower case co-ordinating letter set and don't forget to leave a comment thanking Caitie and Philliip for naming my Sunny Fish Fun Kit. I will be drawing one random winner to win a set of Sunny Fish Fun Quick Pages.

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Friday, July 8, 2011

Alphabet Freebie and Sunny Fun Fish Kit Previews

I'd like to introduce everyone to my new kit "Sunny Fish Fun" which was named by Caitie and Phillip & Michelle. Michelle is one of my customer's and frequent commenter on my blog and I knew she had kids and thought it would be a nice way to come up with a name for the kit. I'm not the most creative when it comes to naming kits. What do you think of the kit and name? If you leave a comment thanking Caitie and Phillip for naming this kit, I will enter your name into a draw to win this kit. I will pick a winner from all the Thank You's on Monday July 11th at 9AM EST. and post the name of the winner that evening. So leave a thank you for Caitie and Phillip.

Sunny Fun Fish Papers, Elements, Alphabet and Frames can be purchased individually or as a complete kit. They will be on sale at 20% off until Wednesday, July 13th, 2011.

Elements can be purchased here.

Papers can be purchased here.

The Add-On Alphabet can be purchased here.

The Frames can be purchased here.

You can find the full kit priced at $6.00 BUT on sale here for $4.80 at 20% off until Wednesday, July 13th, 2011. The Full Kit includes the Elements, Papers, Frames, and Add-On Alphabet.

Here are the QP's you could potentially win if you leave a comment below for Caitie and Phillip thanking them for naming this kit.

Tonight's freebie are the Upper Case Letters that match this kit. I will be back tomorrow with the Lower Case Letters and then the Numbers and Symbols the following evening.

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Quick Page Freebie and New Kit Preview

I've missed posting since the School Adventure Kit finished the end of June. I hope everyone enjoyed the weekend as here in Canada it was Canada Day July 1st, and in the US it was Independence Day on July 4th so most of us had long weekends. I ended up at my parents cottage with Sean and my daughter Tanya and the three dogs. I was amazed at Bullet our Pitbull as last year was the first time she had ever gone into the water to play but this year we couldn't get her out. Even when we were sitting around the campfire and getting ready to head inside we had to call her out of the water. It was cute the next day when we were eating lunch she was inside with us and looking out the patio doors down to the lake whimpering......we could tell she wanted back out to play in the water. My daughter's dogs, Bonnie and Jersey 2 Rottweilers kept wanting us to throw sticks in for them to fetch, although Bonnie wouldn't go in too far.

So here is another preview of the Beach Kit I'm working on, I created this layout using pictures of Sean & I when we were in the Dominican. For his Birthday I took him swimming with the Sharks and Stingrays. I think I'm going to use this layout as the cover of an album with some of our trip pictures. What do you think?

Tonight's freebie also comes from the same Beach Kit. I have asked Michelle and her kids to come up with a name for my kit. Michelle always comments on my blog and I though it might a nice challenge for her and the kids... I can't wait to see what they come up with. The picture I have used in my layout using tonight's freebie QP is from the same trip, I know the camera is a little foggy in this picture but while on the boat heading out to the reef Sean's Birthday was announced and this wonderful lady (LOL) came to have her picture taken with Sean. Birthday Kisses were offered.... and politely

Download QP here