Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Today is a beautiful day, so I guess ole March will be going out like a lamb again. That's okay with me, I just love the Springtime. The birds are busy building nests, and chirping outside the window, the flowers are pushing their way up through the dirt, and the sun is getting so much warmer. This is truly a beautiful season.
I have another beautiful award to share with you. This one comes to me from my good friend, Kyra @http://smiekeltje.blogspot.com, Thank you so much my friend for starting my day off with a huge smile. These awards really do make my day much brighter.
The rules are very simple: Acknowledge the person who gave you the award, nominate some other deserving bloggers and list their blog addresses, and finally, send each one a message letting them know that they have been nominated for the award.
My nominees are:
Deb @ http://thescrappincop.blogspot.com/
Lady Shannon @ http://ladyshannonmemoriewsmadeeasy.blogspot.com/
Bonnie @ http://bonniecarter.blogspot.com/
Davonna @ http://chroniclesofnani.blogspot.com/
I have spent the afternoon working with Photoshop brushes, trying to create some new things. This proved to be very interesting and fruitful. I never really used the brushes too much. Gosh, I just love new toys. Don't know I waited so long to play with them. I'll have to put some of my new stuff together in a little bag for you.
A little while ago, we were enjoying a video call with Snow Raven, and her son figured out how to get the sound working with the picture. What a delightful time we had. Never knew you could have so fun with a computer. Can you imagine what a complete geek I would be if I had known how to do all of this when I first got a computer?
Well, I think I'd better get back to my creating before it's gone for the day. Y'all have a wonderful night.
Hugs, Edna B.
Monday, March 30, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Well will wonders never cease? Daughter #1 posted on her blog again. It was nice to see her back on it. She's already busy with her next doe for the world competition in May I think. Good luck Audrey.
Rain, rain and more rain. It's wet, gray and raw. And I am very sleepy in this kind of weather. So today, I did the barest of things, and took Tootsie and went to bed for a nice long nap. Mmmmmm. It was just what I needed. Didn't make Tootsie too happy, she wanted to play, but Mommy needed the sleep.
Hopefully, tonight I might get something accomplished. I'd like to finish up some kits I'm working on for the forum shop. Plus my freebies for here. I won't forget my readers.
Yesterday we had some grand fun trying out the video calls from the laptops. Snow Raven and me, and then Audrey and me. So far, we have gotten half of it down pat. With Snowy and me, we got the picture but no sound. With Audrey and me, we got the sound, but no picture. We will figure it out yet. But in the meanwhile, we had a grand time.
On my way to work tonight, I stopped at Dunkin Donuts to get coffee, and I saw Robins, very busy chirping away and looking for goodies in the grass. Spring has done sprung!!
If you're a camera enthusiast, check out Canon's newest baby coming out really soon. I think May 1. It's the "Canon Rebel X1i. They've combined a lot of the super nifty stuff from the 50D and the Mark III(I think that's the model) and put it all in this terrific new camera. I think I'm in love. I still have to do some research, but I think this one might have my name on it. On that note, y'all have a great night.
Hugs, Edna B.
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Here I am at this unforgiving hour of the morning. My day to sleep late, but I got up early to make you a QP from Snow Raven's new Bonnie Scotland Braveheart kit. I even played a little bit of ball with Tootsie already. It doesn't take much to put a smile on her beautiful little face.
I'm looking at my calendar hanging on the wall, and do you believe? Only three more days left in March - not counting today. Don't turn your back too quickly, you'll miss all the good Christmas sales. Oh please, not too soon. I want to enjoy Spring, Summer and Autumn first.
All my flowers are pushing their way up through the dirt. It's almost time to think about setting up some sort of planting arrangement for my tomatoes. Have to think about a new grill for the yard too. We all like barbeque suppers. When summer is over, we'll have to hide it from the snow plow guy. Every year, he delights in wiping out our barbeque grill. I always thought these guys had to go to driving school like the rest of us. lol.
Although I've been quite busy these past few days, I still don't have all my challenges finished. I just don't seem to have enough hours when my creative mind is ready to work. Let's face it, growing old and slowing down is just not a fun cup of tea. It changes one's whole lifestyle and way of thinking. My mind says "Oh yes, yes!" and the body say "Hey you! Slow down!"
Want an update on the quinine water (tonic water with quinine)? It seems to help quite a bit. The cramps are fewer and not so extreme. I need to invest in the company. I also need to stop at the supermarket on my way to work, and pick up more because I am almost out of it.
I'm off now to start the rest of my day, and see what kind of trouble I can get into. My little girl is sitting here beside me holding her beloved dead ball in her mouth. Almost time to tape it up again. We do this about once a week. Now there's a fun thing for you. Try holding a spitty ball that is split in two together while you tape it up, trying not to put too much tape on it - just enough to do the job. Too much tape causes it to lose some of it's flavor. That just wouldn't do.
That's it! I'm gone. Y'all have a fantastic day. Enjoy your QP.
Hugs, Edna B.
Here is your download link for "Bonnie Scotland Braveheart QP": expired
Friday, March 27, 2009
I know, I know, I'm late again. But I've been busy finishing up my part in the June DD's. You'd be surprised how much work goes into these DD freebies. And the kits just keep getting better and better. Alas, I cannot even give you a hint yet - it's much too early. You'll just have to keep going to the forum and wait. Meanwhile, this month's kit is beautiful. I sure hope y'all have been grabbing up all the parts. Once the month is over, the kit is only available for purchase in the forum shop.
Last winter (2007/2008) Snow Raven created a gorgeous kit "Bonnie Scotland." Well, it's been dug out of the mothballs, and re-invented. Freshened up with some new stuff added for a bit of spice. She will be giving the parts to it out as freebies on her blog starting tomorrow. So be sure to stop by to pick it up, and don't forget to say thank you.
First think the morning, I will pick up the kit and make you a QP freebie to go with it. Right now, it's late, so I'm going to make this short, and go hop into bed. Y'all have wonderful dreams.
Hugs, Edna B.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Lordy lordy, I received a call last night from a very excited daughter #1. She was just bursting to share her good news from the taxidermy competition. She entered her very first doe in the amateur division, and took a third place ribbon. Hubby Mac entered his first duck in the professional division, and he too, took a third place ribbon. CONGRATULATIONS MAC AND AUDREY. As soon as she sends me pictures, I will share them with you.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Well, another day playing on the PC, and I don't think I made any headway on the projects I wanted to finish. Mostly, I was playing with actions and trying to make my own patterns. I did make some progress in this area, but little else.
On the bright side, I did get some laundry done - that's good because now I have clean clothes for work on Friday. Washed all the scatter rugs too. Now that I think of it, I guess I did accomplish some things today.
Hear ye, hear ye! Do you love a sale? Well head on over to Magickal Scraps. http://www.magickalscraps.com/. Snow Raven is giving you 33% off to celebrate the Spring Equinox. It won't last forever, so hurry on over while the gittin' is good. There are some fantastic kits awaiting you. While you're there, check out the other designers' wonderful creations.
Moo came in today with some bad news. It seems another animal somehow found it's way into our roof, and ate a hole in it and started tossing out all sorts of stuff - insulation, wood, etc. It ate the shingles too! We put in a call to the roofing man, and then Moo climbed the ladder to clean the mess up a bit, and cover the hole because we have some rain coming. So what else is going to happen??
Tonight, I watched "Top Model," so now it's Tootsie's playtime. She waits patiently for me to whatever I'm doing. You gotta love her. I re-tape her ball every 5 or 6 days. That's about as long as the tape holds up. If only she would take a liking to a new ball. What can I say? My little girl is as unique as her mommy. Y'all have a wonderful night.
Hugs, Edna B.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Hope you're all wearing your green today, it's St Patty's Day. Not that we're going to have the big dinner here - we don't have a stove yet. Our kitchen stove bit the big one a few days ago, so we've been doing our best to live on microwave cooking and sandwiches. I'm not complaining, because I can do that for quite some time. The dwarfs, on the other hand, have done quite a bit of complaining. Too bad Harry!!!!
I did order a new stove, and it should be here in a couple of days. I also got a 5 year warranty for parts and labor for just in case. I did not buy an extended warranty with the last stove, and it did not last two years. My bad. Dwarfs are hard on appliances.
I'm supposed to be finishing up my challenges, and getting new kits designed. Instead, I've been flitting from one thing to another and accomplishing not much of anything. I will take a break here to go and see what I have to share today. Be back soon.......
I'm back now, and I think I will share one of the layouts that I made for the Chat challenge. We were to use a plain background, and one of our own floral photos - blend them together along with other elements, keeping a Victorian theme in mind. Sort of a collage of sorts, although mine is too much like a collage. I will also post my original photo that I used to make the background. Hope you like it.
Now I'm off again, need to spend some serious play time on my PC. Also, Tootsie wants some time to play ball. She's being so very patient with me. Gosh, I love this little girl. I am so lucky that she was sent my way. Y'all have a wonderful evening now.
Hugs, Edna B
The Original Floral Photo for background. Taken this month in Florida
Monday, March 16, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Saturday, March 14, 2009
I'm late posting tonight, because I got busy earlier and plum forgot to stop long enough to post here. My bad! Before work tonight, I was talking to my rummage sale baby and you'll never guess what she was doing. Good Lord, she was up to her elbows - literally - in guts and goo. Or whatever that stuff is - she's stuffing a doe. She said she was working on her doe. I thought she said she was working on her dough - you know, like baking bread and was about to ask her what kind of bread she was making. DUH!!!!! Mommies can be so dense some times!!
Tonight, I'll share one of the layouts that I made for the Journaling challenge at Magickal Scraps. I took the photo just as night was coming on, and thought the color was so pretty. I hope you enjoy it. Well, I have to get back to my work, so y'all have a great night.
Hugs, Edna B.
Friday, March 13, 2009
My other new award, the Premio Dardos Award was given to me by my friend, Lady Shannon @ http://ladyshannonmemoriesmadeeasy.blogspot.com/. Thank you so much; it makes me proud to post my blog every day (almost every day) knowing that it is appreciated and enjoyed. This award acknowledges the values that every blogger shows in their effort to transmit cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values every day.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
Friday, March 6, 2009
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
This will be short. I am sitting by some dumpsters so that I can latch on to a ray of internet life. It's like being held hostage -- what? no internet? Well, I'll be!! After what I went through just to get here, only to find that I lugged all this gear and there is no internet hookup here. Maybe in another month or so, but not now!!
Just want you to know that I have not forgotten you. I see that I received another beautiful award and as soon as I get back home, I will thank you properly and post the award.
I need to go back to my condo here and re-charge up my battery -- there doesn't seem to be any electrical outlet here by the dumpsters. Isn't that odd? You would think that if this is where we have to sit to play on our laptops, they would give us an outlet. Oh well.
I may even recover from this nasty cold too. I think it's beginning to get better. At least I'm able to get out to sit here by the dumpster and get email and correspond with my friends.
I will cut this short - don't want to press my luck. Y'all have a wonderful day.
Hugs, Edna B
p.s. even got a few photos to share when I can.