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Monday, October 21, 2013

M.O.M. And A New Freebie

October 21, 2013

Good morning.  My goodness, it is quite cool here.  At 6:30, it was only about 34 F degrees here, and it doesn't feel much warmer at the moment (an hour later).  I'm watching the Weather Channel, and they have current temps for everyone except the Boston area.  Hmmm, I wonder what the problem is?  Maybe I should sent them a thermometer to hang outside their window?

Well, today is Mandarin Orange Monday again.  Although I had forgotten to have something ready, I took some time this morning to create an image.  Sometimes I do my best work when I only have a short time to work on something. 

Anyway, I started with a photo of rather pretty pink flowers, and orangified it.  (turned it to orange)  Then I added one of Bonnie's textures, "Drips Of A Rainbow".  Next I applied the "difference" filter blend in PS, and finally applied a gradient blend.  I really like the finished image.  I think it would make a nice print for fabric.

Gosh, I'm having to drink my coffee much quicker than I want to because it gets cold fast when the house is cool.  I have turned on the heat for a few hours to warm things up a bit.  It is supposed to get warmer (mid 60's) later today, but for now it is just too cool for comfort.

Yesterday, I did not get outside to trim the plants and bushes, but I was busy all day doing goodness know what.  I can be busy all day long and things don't look much different around here.  Ah well, I suppose that takes a special talent too.  lol. 

I did play on my laptop for a bit last night, and have a new Halloween freebie for you.  The background is made with one of my photos, and some of the elements are from various Halloween kits from Kyra at Russian Dutch Heart Designs.  I love making Quick Pages, so I'll try to make a few more for you.

Here's your download link:

Gosh, on the Weather Channel, they are showing videos of the horrific wildfires that are burning in Australia.  So many homes and property have already been destroyed.  Thankfully, no fatalities have been reported yet.  Say a prayer for these folks.  As we well know, these fires are devastating.

Now I think I should meander out to the kitchen and wash my dishes.  Pogo is all curled up in his fuzzy green blanket doing his best to stay toasty.  I think I know what Santa can bring for Pogo this year.  A new supply of fuzzy blankets.  Yup, I'll put that right at the top of my shopping list.

I'm already starting to think about our vacation to Florida next March.  It will be nice to sit out on the screened in porch while we enjoy our breakfast.  Ahhh,  (big sigh).  I think it's time to start my countdown till Spring.

I have another busy day planned.  First, I have to make some phone calls to get my estimate figures for the work on the house.  I need that work done before the weather starts to get nasty.  Then I am looking forward to spending some time on the phone with a friend.  After that, I'm sure that Pogo and I can find enough mischief to get into to keep us busy.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all be safe and have a wonderful day.

Hugs, Edna B.


The Queen Jester said...

Another nice page layout. I have to try one of these sometime.

A dog can never have too many fuzzy blankets!

smiekeltje said...

You were rather busy it seems. Oh, I have the same too: I am doing things all day and when I have to tell what exactly i did, I dont know really LOL!
A day can be filled with all kind of little things to do,put some laundry back in the closet, hang up perhaps a framed photo, dusting a bit around, do some washing up in the kitchen, re-arranging just stuff that is all over the place etc.etc.
How is your cold doing? Sure hope it is getting better and better.
Pogo knows what is good for him, stay warm and cosy in one of his fur blankets. Smart guy!
Have a nice day

lorik said...

I really like the finished image too Edna. Sorry for being so late visiting...has been a hectic week here.