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Thursday, October 30, 2008

TRICK OR TREAT!! Come On In.

October 31, 2008

I know I'm typing this tonight(Friday, late) for tomorrow, but I'll be very busy tomorrow working. Then, after work, Tootsie and I will don our best black capes and hats, climb aboard our trusty broom, and go visiting some of our dear friends.

We have nice new sweats to wear under our capes. You can't imagine how cold it gets out there in the night air. Br-r-r-r!! But we must, and that's that. We won't be alone, as there will be quite a few other brooms up there with us.

The reason I came in to post early was so that I could leave your Halloween Treat, just in case I'm not home when you get here. Guess what? I'm not even going to leave a preview. Just a link! This way, you'll be surprised when you open your treat. Have fun, see you Saturday. Before I go, I want to wish a very Happy New Year to some of my dearest friends.

Hugs, Edna B.

Here's your Halloween Treat:
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Tomorrow Night's the Big Night!

October 30, 2008

Countdown, one more day for trick or treating!! When I was a little girl, this was such a huge night for us. We walked for miles, sometimes filling more than one bag of candy and other treats. There were large groups of us out on the streets this wonderful night. Sprinkled thoughout, there were some adults dressed up in costumes to watch over the little ones in the crowd.

Things are so different today. Unfortunately, society has changed so that our children and grandchildren view their holidays entirely different from the way we saw them. I grew up in the 40's and 50's, and I must say that I think that was probably the end of the safer years and the beginning of many new changes.

As children and teens, we could walk for miles day or night without having to fear our safety. Today, that's mostly unheard of. Today, you have to walk in couples and groups in well lit areas. Today you cannot give or accept candy and fruit treats on Halloween, (or any other time) for fear they are tainted. Today, you may have to fear who will answer a doorbell on Halloween.Today, you're almost banished from the streets on Halloween. Most all your parties have to be indoors and well-chaperoned. Sigh! I understand the why for this, but still - SIGH!!

While you're doing your trick or treating tomorrow, don't forget to stop by to see what I have for treats. I promise it's something nice. No tricks!

Tonight I'm going to make it an early night. Tomorrow is still a working day, and morning comes very early. I thought I would share a cute little bubble thing I made a long time ago. I can't remember if I ever did show it, so tonight's the night. Tootsie Bubbles!!

Hugs, Edna B.





Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Part Three - "Halloween 2008"

October 29, 2008

Wow, did the time get away from me tonight! I've been so busy playing ( on the computer, what else?) that I didn't realize how late it was. I must figure out a routine where I do my posting much earlier than this.

This afternoon, my daughter in law, Janet, came by and we went shopping at Walmart. Bought some new scatter rugs (even though Tootsie thinks they are her personal potty papers when she's upset about something!), and even found some new sweat pants for me. It gets cold here all winter, so they will feel good to wear.

Poor Moo didn't even feel good enough to have supper tonight. All achey and hurty. I hope he's not coming down with something. I haven't had my flu shot yet. Need to call my doctor and find out when he's giving them out.

My friend, Snow Raven, has been playing with (and learning quite nicely) Poser, and making me just drool with envy every time she shows me her latest creation. I wish I could do that. Who knows, I might try it after the holidays. We'll see.

Tonight I'm posting part three of "Halloween 2008." This is the last part, and it's all the elements. I hope you enjoy this kit. So until tomorrow,

Hugs, Edna B.


And here is your download link for Part Three of "Halloween 2008."
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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Part Two - "Halloween 2008"

October 28, 2008

Tonight you get the rest of the background papers for "Halloween 2008", and tomorrow, the elements. By now, you must be inundated with Halloween kits. BUT! You cannot have too many.

I spent most of the afternoon trying to package up my portion of the December daily downloads for Magickal Scraps. Boy oh boy! I didn't realize the work involved. God bless Snow Raven because she's been doing all this work by herself. It's no wonder things have to be done up a month or two in advance. Goll-ee-ee-e!

I also wanted to make sure my November Bonus Kits for my two challenges on Magickal Scraps were ready to be sent into cyber space for their links. I will be sponsoring the "Inspiration Challenge" and the "Recipe Challenge." Don't forget to come in to the forum and take part in them. Try the other challenges, too. We really do have some nifty ones.

Needless to say, while I have been busy on the computer most all day, my poor neglected little waif has been moping about quietly. I tell you, if dogs could pout, SHE IS! So I think I had best skedaddle on out and find her tennis ball and start tossing it around for her.

Did I mention that I cut up some of my steak and mixed it into her Beneful Prepared Doggie Dinner tonight? See, I really do love her a lot.

Enough of my blabbering, here's your Part Two of "Halloween 2008." Enjoy.

Hugs, Edna B.























And here is your download link for Part Two "Halloween 2008."
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Monday, October 27, 2008

Part One "Halloween 2008"

October 27, 2008

It's almost the bewitching hour, and pretty soon the clocks get turned back. It's pretty scary how fast the time is flying right on by. What I don't understand is how come Winter doesn't fly right on by like the rest of the year. Good Lord, it hangs in there and drags it's time out. Seems like it's Winter half the year, and everything else in the other half.

But guess what? We're still here and breathing, and that's good. Count my Blessings, Edna.

This afternoon, I got involved playing on the computer, and almost forgot to post my blog. Imagine that! So before I shut everything down to go play ball with Tootsie (she's looking at me like an unwanted waif!), I'll put up Part One of "Halloween 2008." There are three parts because the background papers are so big (in kb's), two parts papers, and one part elements. I just don't know when to stop when I'm designing a kit.

Enjoy Part One, it's time for us to play ball. Till tomorrow,

Hugs, Edna B.




Here is your download link for Part One "Halloween 2008."
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Sunday, October 26, 2008

New Kit Coming - Finally

October 26, 2008

Today I'm tired. It's called lack of sleep. Some days you can sleep all day, and other's, you just can't catch any winks at all. Today was an "other's" day. TGYM! (Thank God for Monday!)

I did, however, get caught up on a few things on my laptop last night. One was the Halloween kit I've been working on for you. It was getting so big, I decided to wrap it up and zip it up. Starting tomorrow, I'll post it.

Have you noticed the daily downloads at Magickal Scraps? I feel so good about me, because I made a lot of the ones that are up now. Snow Raven did the preview, and it looked so good I almost downloaded it until I realized that it was mine. I'm definitely getting there. My goal is to be in the shop by Spring.

Tonight is another working night, so I won't rattle on for long. One of things that I finished last night was one of my bookmarks that I'm making for a challenge at Magickal Scraps. I have one more to go plus a layout for the letter A.

I'm off to spend some quality time with my Tootsie before getting ready for work. Besides, I can smell the ham steak that Moo is cooking for our supper. M-m-m-m.
Hugs, Edna B.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

It's Back To Work For Me.

October 25, 2008

Tonight is a working night, so I'll post a bit early. Early for me is afternoon, as I usually post in the evening. This past week and a half has flown by, and I'm not even sure where it all went.

Last night's chat at Magickal Scraps went well. There weren't a lot of us, but then we are fairly new and growing. We did get to know each other a bit more, and had a bit of fun with food. As a surprise, toward the end of the chat, Snow Raven gave us a beautiful little kit as a chat bonus.

Today I made a new layout using one of Snow Raven's kits, "Key To My Heart." It's a lovely kit and can be purchased at Magickal Scraps shop. See their link to the right. This layout features Papa holding our first great grandchild, Hailey. His smile is quite contagious.























There are some wonderful buys over at Scraphead too. Most everything is on sale, and you can get some great deals. See their link at the right.

For your freebie tonight, I will be posting another QP made with Snow Raven's kit "Autumn Sensuality." It's a rather old fashioned kit, and just perfect for old family photos. Enjoy,

Hugs, Edna B.

"Autumn Sensualitiy" QP - 02 kit by Snow Raven

Here is your download link for "Autumn Sensuality" QP - 02
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Friday, October 24, 2008

First Chat At Magickal Scraps Is Tonight 5 p.m. EST

October 24, 2008

Today, I'm a bit early, and this will be short. Tonight is our first chat on Magickal Scraps, and I want to join in for a bit. I've been busy catching up on laundry and little whatevers around the house. Why is it there is always dirty laundry? If it's not clothes, it's rugs or blankets, or bedding, curtains, and whatever else is hanging around. I shouldn't grumble, though, because laundry is my favorite household chore. It's the only one I can do that you can actually tell I did some work.
Moo is cooking tonight. Steaks, I think. I can handle that. Tootsie has been good these past couple of days. I think she's buttering me up for something. She's very smart, you know.

Tonight's freebie is a QP that I made (with permission) using Morgana's "Burtonesque Love" kit. You can buy the kit on http://www.magickalscraps.com/

I'm off now. The chat starts in a few minutes. Enjoy your QP.

Hugs, Edna B.

"Burtonesque Love" QP - 02






















Here is your download link for "Burtonesque Love" QP - 02
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Thursday, October 23, 2008

A Very Busy Day

October 23, 2008

No fear, Nani, Tootsie can't stay in the doghouse for very long. She looks up at me with that precious little face, and I'm done! My goose is cooked! She takes after her Uncle Moo that way. He used to just look at someone with his gorgeous baby blues, and they gave him what he wanted. (only as a little boy, and then when he was older with women!)

Tootsie doesn't ask for too much for birthdays and Christmas. Mostly, she's tickled pink with a roast chicken. That makes her little world sparkle. She's easy to please, and it pleases me to please her.

Today, I did a lot of running around doing various errands - pay taxes (Ugh!!), look at furniture, banking, buy dog food, don't forget the salami and provolone cheese, etc. Did I mention "renew driver's license"? Well, that's something else. I asked the girl to please not make me look like a drunken sot the way they usually do. Can't understand how come they don't know how to take nice pictures of folks.
Anyway, she smiled nicely and said "I know what you mean. I'll do my best to make a nice photo." Well, I sat down on the chair, and she said "Take off your glasses." I said "Why?" She said "Because the new face recognition software doesn't work when you are wearing glasses."

Can you believe that? I have to take off my glasses (now I really do look like a drunken sot!!!) because "Big Brother" can't recognize me with them on! The first picture was horrendous, and the second one was three winks better, so I picked that one. I think they have a nerve. I never take my glasses off, so their software will never find me anyway! So there Big Bro!!

I wear invisible bi-focals. The lens is transitional to keep the light from my eyes, and the bottom half is so that I can read easier. Because there is always some kind of light, I rarely ever take my glasses off.

Enough already for my stimulating day. Tonight I'm going to share a photo of Tootsie on the new carpet. Then I'm going to check on Moo, he was looking a bit peaked earlier. After that, me thinks the Toots and I will turn in early. Till tomorrow,

Hugs, Edna B.


Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Naughty, Naughty Girl!!

October 22, 2008

I have been rushing around trying to get everything done so that I could enjoy watching my favorite program tonight. WRONG!! I watched the finale last week. Bummer!!!

Miss Tootsie was a very naughty girl on the new carpet this afternoon. For that, she loses her run of the room priviledges when I'm not in the room with her. Broke my heart to whap her nose with a paper towel and point and say Naughty Naughty Girl!!

Have you been to Kyra's blog lately? http://smiekeltje.blogspot.com/. Today she posted Halloween QP's. Here's a layout I made with the purple one. I don't have any pictures ready for scrapping, so I made one from graphics.




Do you think she looks much like me? I mean, we both have the long hair, the polished nails and a big smile. I do like her hat, and we both have beautiful straw brooms, too.
I think I need to get some more work done on this computer, so that I can retire to watch TV a bit earlier tonight. I really am working on a couple of kits for you. They should be finished soon. Till tomorrow.
Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Time For More Classes

October 21, 2008

Last night I worked late into the night, and by the time I got around to doing my blog, it was past midnight. Sorry 'bout that. Why is it I feel guilty when I miss posting on this blog?

This afternoon, I signed up for a Phototography Class at GDS. I have a hard time understanding things like white light, ISO, HDR, etc. So I'm hoping to maybe come out of this a bit smarter about the workings of my camera. Besides, I needed something else to keep me busy??

Lots of exciting new things coming up at Magickal Scraps. One of the new items is the Magickal Mega X-mas CU Grab Bag. This is a great bargain, so hurry in and get yours. http://www.magickalscraps.com/























While you're there, check out all the new challenges. There's something to interest everyone, and the posting bonuses are great. Everyday, there is a new daily download, and when the end of the month comes, you have a great kit. So come on in, and check it out. We're all very nice and friendly there.

Tonight I finished up a template challenge for GDS. The template was furnished by Andrea Gold, and the pictures are more from Sunday's protest march. And now, Tootsie and I are goint to toss the ball a few times, and settle in to watch some TV. Have a great night.

Hugs, Edna B.


Sunday, October 19, 2008

A Great Day For A Protest March

October 19, 2008

What a great day for a protest march!! Dee, Kevin, Jazz, Tootsie and I took part in the protest march in Groton to raise awareness of our children's plight. There was quite a nice large group of families and friends who showed up to march, and a lot of them were able to bring their child along to be a part of the march.

It's a nice feeling when a lot of concerned friends and families can pull together to make a point. Even Representative Bob Hargraves showed up, spoke with everyone, and marched right along with us. From the bottom of my heart, I thank you Representative Hargraves.

I'm going to post a few of the photos that I took today. You won't see me, I'm propping up the camera. After that, Tootsie and I are going to grab a snack and a cold bottle of water, and turn in to watch some TV. I forgot Tootsie's leash today, so she got to ride the whole march in her stroller. Not that she minded, of course. I'm off.

Hugs, Edna B.

Representative Bob Hargraves (center)speaking, before
we start the march.















Next, we are marching down Main Street. The red jacket is my grandson- he's pushing Tootsie's stroller, in front of him (Red Sox jacket) is my daughter and granddaughter.















This is a view of some of us on the return part of the march. Note the beautiful fall colors in the photos. Gorgeous.















Last, here is another view of all of us returning to Seven Hills. After the march, we were able to spend a nice visit with my Laura.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

October 18, 2008

This is a first! Two posts in one day. I forgot to mention the web site that will explain our childrens' plight. It has a petition on for people to sign. If you are comfortable signing, please do. We are going to be needing all the help we can get.

The web site is: http://www.avertrollandtragedy.org

Thank you so much,
Hugs, Edna B.

Protest March Tomorrow!!

October 18, 2008

Oh dear, the 19th is almost on top of me. That's the day this great grandmother and her little dog will be participating in a protest march for the first time ever. I will bring along Tootsie's pink stroller, because neither one of us can march for 15 minutes, let alone an hour. My daughter, Dee and the lovely Miss Jasmine (my granddaughter)will also be marching with us. Maybe one of them will give me a boot every now and then to keep me moving.

The reason for all of this? My youngest child (now a middle-aged adult) has lived in a nursing facility most all her life. She is profoundly handicapped and retarded, and knows no other life than that in her own little world, and she is quite comfortable and happy there.

Now some person has come along and decided that all our adult-aged children should be removed from their safe haven, and put into residential homes within communities elsewhere. Why this peabrain would have the audacity to know what is best for my daughter, I'll never know. However she went to court with lawyers and got the state and the court's approval.

Now a lot of us families are fighting very hard to keep our loved ones right where they are now. Our children and safe and extremely well taken care of. If anyone of you knows of Groton, Massachusetts, the facility is the "Seven Hills of Groton." It is basically a pediatric facility, and all of our children went in as babies or children. A lot of them are now adults, sort of. Their little bodies got bigger, but nothing else matured. They have been given exceptionally fantastic care by a very loving staff. This care is why most of these children are still alive. In my Laura's case, I know this is so.

My Laura is a beautiful petite, blue-eyed blonde whose only joys are the sounds and touches that she feels. She loves to be pampered, and she loves to listen to music. She cannot see or do anything else, not even move by herself. Does this nimcompoop really think that by moving her away from her safe haven to an unknown whatever is really going to be good for Laura?

PEABRAIN -- YOU NEED TO GET A LIFE!!!!!

Okay. I'm done venting at this person I have never met. (She's very lucky). I've been holding most of this in, and now it's out and I feel a bit better. However, tomorrow, WE STILL MARCH to protest this horrific unjust move. GOVERNOR DUVAL, shame on you for letting this happen. You've never even taken the time to meet my Laura or any of the other children. SHAME, SHAME, SHAME on you!!

As for today, Tootsie and I played ball for a while on the new carpet. I think she likes this new carpet. It's so thick and soft to walk on. She even sat in front of the fireplace heater for a while and played with some of her toys.

Tonight, Moo cooked supper for all of us. M-m-m-m, pork roast, applesauce, corn, potatoes, and Beneful Roasted Dinner for Tootsie. I mixed in some of our pork roast for her. This made her very happy.

For your freebie tonight, I made a layout and QP from one of Snow Raven's "Autumn Sensuality" kit. You can purchase this kit at http://www.magickalscraps.com/. The layout is for a friend of mine who is visiting with her favorite auntie. (featured in the photo). Enjoy the QP.

Hopefully, when I get home tomorrow night, I'll be in a much nicer mood. Sorry about the venting, but it had to be. We are our children's voices, and we will be heard tomorrow.

Hugs, Edna B.

"Autumn Sensuality" - 01 kit by Snow Raven






















Here is your download link for "Autumn Sensuality Qp - 01"
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Friday, October 17, 2008

Fourteen Days 'Til Halloween!

October 17, 2008

Wow, only fourteen days until Halloween. I know I've said it before, but WHERE HAS THE TIME GONE? Seems like I've been busy right along, but when I look around me, I don't see much of anything accomplished for all my "busy-ness."

Tonight I tried my hand at downloading and using a Messenger program. So much for that! I'm all thumbs and three feet when it comes to using new things without anyone to help me. I'm the same way with "instruction manuals." I'm a "show me and do" person. Show me, and I will do it.

Thank goodness for scrapping. I'm so much better at that. Tonight, I put together a sort of fun Halloween QP for you. For kits, I used Morgana's "Noir Halloween" plus a little bit from her "Samhain Mega Kit." I threw in a couple of bats for good luck. I hope you have fun with this one. You can buy both of these kits at http://www.magickalscraps.com/.

Time to sign off now. Moo is here looking for his snack. He says Tootsie called him on his cell-phone and told him that we had grilled cheese sandwiches waiting for him. So, of course, he came right out. Naughty girl, that Tootsie!!

Here's your freebie, (there won't be any words on your QP).

Hugs, Edna B.

"Noir Halloween" 02 - QP kit by: Morgana



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Thursday, October 16, 2008

I'm So "New Carpet" Happpy!

October 16, 2008

Yeah-h-h-h!! The old carpet is gone, and the new carpet is in!! It's Denim Blue, and it's rally quite nice. Actually, it's very, very thick and feels terrific to walk on. Wow, my living room looks so-o-o-o good! Now I just have to put everything (maybe not all) back in it.

Tootsie has been having a grand time for herself running around and playing ball on the new carpet. With no furniture back yet, she has lots of space. Enjoy it while you got it, sweetie.

I even found time to post some challenges and layouts in my forums, and to make a couple of new challenge layouts. Halloween (Samhain) is fast approaching and witches everywhere are making plans to celebrate. Tootsie and I got out our brooms, got to make sure they are ready for travel.

Here is my newest layout, made with Morgana's "Samhain Mega Kit." This was made for the "Book of Shadows" challenge at Magickal Scraps.


Tomorrow, I'm going to have to make a new QP for your freebie. Hm-m-m-m, I wonder what it will be. Won't know till tomorrow.
Well, my favorite show is all over till next year. Bummer! Last night we watched the finale, which was really great. Oh well, in another month "Top Chef" will start. That's another program that Tootsieand I like. We also watch a lot of "Animal Planet" because that is Tootsie's very favorite TV channel. In between, we catch as many re-runs of Law & Order and Cold Case as we can. I love these type of programs.
Enuff already. It's time to curl up in jammies with a bowl of ice cream and maybe a few cookies, and watch some TV. Till tomorrow,
Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Thank God For Children

October 15, 2008

Thank God for children. Yesterday, my daughter in law, Janet, spent the day helping me to pack up and move out most everything in my living room. I did as much as I could to help, which wasn't really all that much, but boy oh boy, did my legs and back ever growl and kick up such a fuss!
When Janet went home, I fed my little Tootsie, and then we went straight to bed. By 4 am this morning, I was finally walking much better. I hope I don't have to do that again any time soon.

Tomorrow is D Day for the new carpet. I just hope they get here early, so that I can put a few things back before evening sets in. Then I have a whole week to finish the room.

Tonight I made a new layout using Snow Raven's new kit "Sweet Wine." You can purchase this kit at http://www.magickalscraps.com/. It' a picture of me getting ready to photograph the beautiful Mississippi River in Wisconsin.


Tonight is the season finale of my favorite TV program, "Project Runway." I hope they never cancel this show, because I just love to watch how the designers start with an idea, and then turn it into a beautiful piece of clothing.
Right now, it's time to play a little ball with Tootsie before we settle in to watch TV. Have a great night.
Hugs, Edna B.
p.s. Please forgive me if my paragraphs aren't spaced too good. I've re-done this several times, but blogspot delights in creating havoc with the posts. It rearranges paragraphs, changes spacing formats - it's just not too bright. Sorry.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Bathtime Is Such A Joy!

October 13, 2008

Happy Columbus Day! I would guess that a lot of you had the day off, even though some of us worked. Either way, it's still a great day. The sun shone all day, warming things up nicely. I even got out for a few minutes to take some autumn photos.

Alas, tonight I'm a wee bit tired. After supper, I gave Tootsie her bath - you know she's just thrilled about bathtime. NOT!! I must explain, because of her disease, the whole rear part of her body is not very strong, and she can't hold it up long enough to finish going pee without her legs sitting in the puddle.

Needless to say, she has permantly dyed yellow hind legs. This also means that she has to have partial (mostly rear end) baths just about every day or every other day to keep her smelling nice and looking clean. Every few weeks, she goes to the beauty salon for the whole beauty treatment. (milk and oatmeal baths, fluff dry, hair trim, etc.)

Before I turn in, I want to share another nice photo with you. I took this one through the plane window, as we were leaving La Crosse. It's such a pretty view. Enjoy,

Hugs, Edna B.


Sunday, October 12, 2008

New Pictures To Share

October 12, 2008

Well, another day has flown by, and I haven't really accomplished a whole lot. On work weekends, I'm not usually very productive because I need to sleep for a few hours. Once I get past the "new carpet syndrome" I'll get caught up again.

Later this month, I will have a new kit for you. What's it about? Halloween, of course. After that, I need to finish up my other holiday kits that I have started.

Today I'm going to share a couple of photos that I took in La Crosse. This community is quite serious about keeping everything looking clean and friendly. There are even little flower gardens planted on sidewalk corners all over town. which I thought this was grand.

Also, there are these large bird figurines scattered throughout the town that have been painted by several of the locals. These are absolutely awesome. Here is a picture of one of them.























Another picture that I thought was quite interesting was the "World's Largest Six Pack." I had to take this picture for Uncle Moo. Thought it might make his day to know that beer came in larger cans. haha.




















Well, that's it for today. It's almost time to get redy for work, and I still have to make supper for Tootsie and myself. I'm not sure what we'll have yet, just have to raid the fridge. Till tomorrow,

Hugs, Edna B.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Saturday Freebie

October 11, 2008

I won't be on too long today, as I really do have to get some of the living room work done. However, I did want to let you know that Snow Raven's kit "Party of Lights" is now in the store at http://www.magickalscraps.com/, so I will re-post the QP as your freebie for today.

Sometimes I get really excited about something and tend to jump the gun, but I will learn to be more careful about that in the future.

A couple of days ago, I packed up all my collectibles in the hutch cabinet, so today I think I will pack up all the books and videos on the wall-length bookcase. Not sure what to do with them yet, but I will figure out something. Maybe the movies can be donated to the VA hospital. They have a spinal cord injury unit and a veterans' nursing home at our local VA. I will have to give them a call.

Tootsie wants some time too, to play ball. She hides it and I need to find it. So far this morning, I haven't found it. For such a little dog, she has a marvelous sense of humor.

I'm off to do some meaningful work now (hear that, Moo?). Enjoy your freebie.

Hugs, Edna B.

"Party of Lights" QP - 01: kit by Snow Raven



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Friday, October 10, 2008

Friday Freebie

October 10, 2008

Good Lord, he must be feeling a smidgen better. Today, except for the cough, Uncle Moo is actually almost pleasant. I even saw him laughing at Tootsie. I tell you, some days the wonders just never cease!!

I spent some time tonight, working on a new layout from Morgana's new kit "Noir Halloween." You can buy this kit at http://www.magickalscraps.com/. Wait till you go and look at it. It's absolutely darling with all it's little characters.

I even found a beautiful Halloween love poem on the internet - I hope it was okay to scrap it. I found it at: http://holidays.lovingyou.com/month/halloween/content.shtml?ID=poetry

Anyway, here is my layout:

"Noir Halloween" kit by Morgana






















Tonight, I don't think I'll work on the living room. I'm just too tired. Tomorrow I'll spend a few hours at it before I get ready for work. Right now, I think Tootsie and I are going to play a little ball, and then we're putting on our PJ's and turning in early. Oh yes, Tootsie has jammies to wear on these cool nights. Don't all furry kids have them?

Your freebie tonight was made with Morgana's "Burtonesque Love" kit. (with permission, of course). Enjoy,

Hugs, Edna B.

"Burtonesque Love" QP - 01 kit by Morgana

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Thursday, October 9, 2008

Uncle Moo Has A Cold

October 9, 2008

Poor Uncle Moo - he has a nasty cold abrewing. I've just been there, so I know how miserable he feels. Although I don't really know why I'm giving him so much pity. He's as crabby and snarly as a starving bear. Some days he's like that when he's not sick. Go figure!

Just so you don't toss too much sympathy his way, Uncle Moo thinks that scrapping and designing on the computer is wasted time. He thinks I should be doing much more important things with my time. Duh! He sure has a think coming!

Needless to say, I do not pay too much attention to Moo's unintelligent remarks. Today, I spent a bunch of time on the PC making a new layout to share with you. the kit I used is Snow Raven's "Sweet Wine." You can buy this kit at: http://magickalscraps.com/

Now I have to pack away some dolls and collectibles, and clean out my hutch cabinet. Till tomorrow,

Hugs, Edna B.

"Sweet Wine" - 01 kit by Snow Raven

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Mini Kit # 02 Freebie

October 8, 2008

Last night Tootsie and I turned in early. Today she had more Chemo and blood work to check on her progress. Her results were excellent. No more needles for another five weeks.

You'll never guess what I did today. I mis-read the challenge that I was working on, and made the wrong kind of mini kit. BUT!! Because of this, you, my friends, will get my little mini kit as a freebie.

Tootsie and I just finished watching our favorite program "Project Runway," and now we can't wait for the finals next week. I really love fashion design. When I was very young, and all through high school, I wanted to be a fashion designer. Alas, this did not happen to be.

Tonight, Moo and I pigged out on Stouffer's Baked Macaroni and Cheese. I obviously did not read the label about how many servings were in the package. It probably said something like 10 or 12 servings, and I really don't want to hear that. Supper tasted so yummy, and we ate it all.

Poor Tootsie didn't get any of it. She did have, however, Beneful's Roasted Chicken.

Now that our bellies are full, we are turning in early. Got lots of work to do tomorrow. Till then,

Hugs, Edna B.

"EB - Mini Kit # 02"

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Monday, October 6, 2008

Such A Busy Day

October 6, 2008

Well, today has certainly been busy. I'm going to take part in the November daily downloads at Magickal Scraps forum, so I needed to make all my pieces to the kit, wrap it up, and send it off.

Next, I had to finish wrapping up and sending off into cyberspace for a link, my posting gift for the Inspiration Challenge that I am going to host at same forum. Here is what you get if you participate. If you want it, hop on over to http://www.magickalscraps.com/ and take part in the challenge.























In between all this fun, (which it was) I had an appointment with the carpet salesman to make plans to have my carpet taken up and replaced with a nice new one. That alone took more than two hours. Who'da thunk?

Today I will share another new layout I did for a challenge at Scraphead. We had to make Christmas baubles, so I hope I did this right. Then Tootsie and I are going to go into the kitchen and make us some supper. This will be an early night because we have to get up early for the first of Tootsie's chemo appointments this week. This is a big week for her as this is her first time going FIVE weeks. That's my girl!! Till tomorrow,

Hugs, Edna B.

"Christmas Baubles"

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Posting Error Corrected

October 5, 2008

Yesterday, I was so excited about an upcoming kit, that I posted a freebie in error. I'm apologizing for the inconvenience, and letting you know that I have removed the QP in question, and replaced it with another more appropriate for this month. Check back to yesterday's posting for your freebie QP. The other QP will be offered again at a future date.

Boy, what a drop in temperature we've been having today and yesterday. Today, even my hands are cold - that's indoors! Gonna have to turn the heat on soon. Actually, I've been waiting for the furnace cleaner man to come and clean out the furnace. This is something that has to be done every year before the heat goes on. Br-r-r-r, I hope he calls real soon.

One of the challenges at Scraphead is called ""Put it in writing." We have to scrap our favorite song. Here is my all time favorite song, "My Happiness." I first heard this song when I was a little girl, and it has always stayed my favorite. The kit I used is Snow Raven's "Dark Passion Play."




Tonight is another working night, so I need to get busy and feed my little girl. She's been waiting patiently for me to finish on the computer. Till tomorrow,
Hugs, Edna B.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Tootsie Gets Dressed Up

October 4, 2008

That wonderful holiday called Halloween is coming up pretty quick now. It's also when a lot of my friends and me celebrate the Festival of Samhain. It is the night before the New Year begins, and marks the end of the harvest season and the beginning of Winter's cold. It was believed that on this night, the souls of the dead people came back to visit the places where they had lived.

Here is a layout that I made with Kyra's "Day For The Pets" kit. You can get this beautiful kit free when you visit her blog. http://smiekeltje.blogspot.com/ As you can see, Tootsie is dressed up and ready to party. (Photo taken last year on Halloween)























Papa, God bless his soul, had made a special parking spot for us in the driveway, with a sign "Parking For Brooms Only." But we just park the brooms right outside the front door.

Tonight, your QP freebie is one I made with Snow Raven's "Mabon" kit. This is a gorgeous kit, and you can buy it at http://www.magickalscraps.com/.

This is a working night, so that's all for today. I have a lot to do before I leave for work. Enjoy,

Hugs, Edna B.

"Mabon" QP - 02





















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Friday, October 3, 2008

The Gold Star Blog Award

October 3, 2008
Happy Anniversary Mr B.

I got a very late start tonight, so I'll be quick. By the time I got back from work, did an errand and cooked supper, there wasn't a whole lot of time left to play. But I have a few favorite blogs that I go to everyday, and I always start with Kyra's blog. I enjoy the wonderful chit chat, and then I download a beautiful freebie kit. Can't ask for more than that, can you? Not only that, but she has to have one of the longest freebie download lists going. You really have to check out her blog. http//smiekeltje.blogspot.com

Well when I got there today, she has awarded me with another wonderful award. As a kid growing up, I don't ever remember getting an award for anything . But I think I've found my niche in the blogging world.

Kyra, thank you so much for this award and all the nice things you said about me. You really put a HUGE smile on my face tonight. Here is the Gold Star Blog Award.


Here are the rules:

**If you receive this award, you must pass it on to three other blogs. You then must post on the chosen winners' blogs to let them know about it.

**If you have already received this award, you do not have to pass it on.

The three that I have chosen are:

I am in awe of her fantastic talent. Almost every day, she comes up with some wonderful cu freebie. You really should go look at her paper dolls and their clothes and accessories. They are so delightful. Makes you feel like a kid again.

Fill your coffee mug and listen to her wonderful stories of yesterday. Tales of family life and travel memories, collecting mugs along the way. She is also a fantastic designer, and has some really nice freebies for you.
She has a wonderfully different style of design, and she's willing to share her knowledge of both scrapping and Wicca with us. Every week she has some really great freebies for us; and, just this week she opened her very own store http://www.magickalscraps.com/. Go check out the new shop and the wonderful new forum. You're in for a nice treat.

I guess I've chatted enough for one night. I'll leave you with a freebie QP that I made with Morgana's "Browniecaps" kit (yes, I did receive permission). You can buy this kit at the Magickal Scraps shop. Till tomorrow,

Hugs, Edna B.

"Browniecaps" QP - 01







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Thursday, October 2, 2008

New Layouts To Share

October 2, 2008

Today seems to have flown by, and I don't even think I accomplished anything. How does this happen? I've been busy trying to organize my pc's file folders, but there are just too darn many of them to make this an easy job. It's very difficult for me to throw anything out, so I tend to run out of room every now and then.

The weekend is just about here, and that means I have to get cracking and make some new layouts. There are so many wonderful new kits in the Scraphead and Magickal Scraps stores. I think one of my favorites is Snow Raven's "Lyn's Summer Rose." Here's one of my layouts I made using this kit.























Here's another layout from this same kit.


Tomorrow is an early workday, so it's time for me to cook the dinner, and then Tootsie and I are going to turn in early. We need lots of beauty sleep these days. Til tomorrow,
Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

More Good News For You

October 1, 2008

Today is a good day. Yessiree, a good day. The sun was shining beautifully, in between rain showers, eventually resigning itself to shining away while the rain was falling. I mean really pouring. The temperature was warm enough to go without a coat, so what more could you ask for?

Last night I had me the grandest time making new layouts for challenges and Morgana's delightful little elfin creatures. I love those little guys, and could play with them all day and night. And more good news! Morgana has given me permission to share some of my QP's with you. So look for these on Fridays. (If that day needs to change, I'll let you know.)

This is one of my new layouts that I made with Morgana's "Browniecaps" and "Burtonesque Love" kits. Hope you like it. I had a grand time making it.























Can you see why I had so much fun? I also finished packing up your freebie that I've been promising you the last two days. I'll post that tonight for you.

My favorite program "Project Runway" is coming on, so Tootsie and I have to hurry to grab our snacks and get cozy in front of the TV.

Hugs, Edna B.

"Warm Breeze" QP - 01

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