Saturday, May 31, 2008

New Layouts and A Freebie

May 31, 2008

It's official!! Summer is only three weeks away. What I want to know is where did the year go? And so quickly, too!!

Snow Raven has put some new kits in the store at Scraphead. "Aphrodites' Dream," "Dear Dad," and "Ethereal Dream Fable." Visit the store and check them out. She has also posted some Sampler freebies.

You might also want to head over to Snow Raven's blog and pick up another beautiful freebie. It's Part One of "Spring Feeling."

Today, I'll share a layout I made with Snow Raven's "Ethereal Dream Fable" kit, featuring some of the handsome men in our family.

Here's another layout I did for a challenge at GDS. The template used was made by Andrea Gold. You can find her kits and layouts in the store at GDS. The kit used was "Mothers Love", a collaborative kit sold at GDS.

That's it for today. Tonight's a working night. I'll post you a freebie, the matching QP for the "Ethereal Dream Fable" layout. Enjoy,

Hugs, Edna B.

"Ethereal Dream Fable" by Snow Raven.

Here is your download link:

Thursday, May 29, 2008

New Layouts and Part Three Freebie

May 29, 2008

Can you believe that May is almost gone? My goodness, I haven't even caught up with my birthday and anniversary list and it's almost summer. I hope your day was as gorgeous as ours is; sunny, not too hot and not too cool. Just right.

Uncle Moo (my brother) just finished cooking us a lovely supper on the grill; chicken wings, potato salad, etc. What would I do without him? I don't even want to think about that right now.

Today, I finished up some new layouts for chalenges at Scraphead and GDS. The first one I'll share is a photo of my little doll babies that I made using baby clothes and photos printed on material. My daughter, Audrey, helped me to sew them together. The doll on the left is my granddaughter, Jasmine, and the doll on the right is my first great granddaughter, Hailey. The templated used is by Helen Ehrenhofer at GDS. The papers are mine.

The second layout for this same challenge is another template by Helen Ehrenhofer, my papers and trims. This one features, of course, my beautiful Tootsie.

And for you, my friends, here is the last part of "Tropical Breeze." Enjoy,
Hugs, Edna B.

Here is your download link for Part Three.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

My Extraordinary Tree & Part Two

May 27, 2008

What a beautiful day today. Even though we have rain coming, it's still nice. This is the first year in a long time that we actually had really nice Spring weather during the Spring season, and it is such a treat.

Today, I want to share with you some pictures of my extraordinary tree. Some years ago, I saw an ad for a large, beautiful lush tree. It had a normal sized trunk, and was full with lush leaves and big purple flowers. The ad said that the tree would grow as high as a one story house in it's first year, and that it would have gorgeous blooms. Of course, I sent for the tree, and when it arrived, I planted it with such pride.

Several times during it's first two years, people either drove over it, stomped on it, or tried to pull it up with the weeds. I finally had to put a little wire fence around it to save it's tiny life. The next few years my tree did grow taller, although it was only as big around as a stick. Eventually, it sprouted a few large leaves. Not many, but a few.

This year, I decided that we would cut the tree down to make way for one of my Red Japanese Maple seedling trees. However, as I was getting into my car the other day to go to work, I looked up and lo and behold to my huge surprise --- YUP!!! my tree was covered with lots of purple blossoms. It's still a stick, and it has no leaves yet, but it sure does have purple flowers.
Actually, there are a few little green stubbies starting that will be leaves pretty soon.

My tree doesn't look anything like it did in the newspaper ad, but now I cannot in good conscience cut it down. So it will live on. Now for some photos to show you what I am talking about. This is my tree -- the stick trunk in front of the big green tree.

And here is a close up of the blossoms on it.

That's it for today. Now for your freebie - Part 2 of "Tropical Breeze."

Your download link:

Sunday, May 25, 2008

I've Been Tagged

May 25, 2008

Well, I'll be horn swogged! (Not sure what it means, but it sounds great!) Today's post will be a bit longer than usual. I checked my comments today, and found out that I've been tagged by Marlene --

These are the rules:
1 - Link your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
2 - Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3 - Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4 - Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Okay, what to tell you without incriminating myself for something or other.

1 - I've been losing the spring chicken battle, slowly but steadily. Did I tell you that my FOURTH GREAT Grandchild is due in September? It's sort of like my chicken done sprung!

2 - Everything I ever dreamed about doing or being when I was just a little girl has all come true. I've been a teacher, business owner, a college student, a model, a singer (not a great one), and a mom, among other things. I have a masters degree, and until recently held a Social Work license. I've taken care of our elderly for years.

3 - I'm a softee for animals. There was a time I couldn't go into a pet shop and come out empty handed. My children knew and used this aspect of me to their advantage. Our house was always over-run with kids and animals.

4 - I love to learn. Whenever I can, I sign up for classes, whether on-line or at a local college.

5 - I love digital photography. My camera is a Canon Rebel XT. I would love a newer snazzier model, but there is nothing wrong with the one I have. It takes beautiful pictures.

6 - When we first got a computer, I was petrified of it. Then, one day I bought me my own PC, put in a couple of programs that I wanted to learn, and that's how I learned to use the computer.
Since then, I've taken some classes at the local college, and I ask a lot of questions.

7 - I have been driving an automobile for nearly 53 years, and only have one ticket on my record from way back in the early 80's. Not bad for a sprung chicken.

Okay, so now you know a little bit more about me. Now comes the good part - I get to tag seven other people. p.s. Treat yourself, and go visit each of these blogs. They are chock full of freebies and all kinds of goodies.

Kyra at:

Sue at:

Bridget at:

Crystal at:

Michelle at:

Andrea at:

Shawna at:

I had this absolutely ridiculous story about one of my trees to share with you today, but I'll save it for tomorrow. Meanwhile, I'll get to posting your freebie as promised. My new kit is called "Tropical Breeze." There are three parts to it. Today, you get Part One.

I have to go now and post a notice of "tag" on seven blogs. Enjoy.

Hugs, Edna B.

Here is your download link for Part One:

Saturday, May 24, 2008

New Freebie For You

May 24, 2008

Well, I think I might make it. My cold seems to have reached it's peak, and hopefully will be on it's way out soon. I think having a bad cold is worse than actually being sick.

Tonight is a working night, but I have a new layout and a Freebie to share. Also, I will be posting a new freebie kit for you starting tomorrow.

Today's layout is made from Snow Raven's kit "Spring Blossoms.," and your freebie will be the matching QO. You can buy this kit in the store at Scraphead.

Would you like a peek at the new kit? It's called "Tropical Breeze." Scroll down under today's freebie link for a peek. Enjoy,

Hugs, Edna B.

"Spring Blossoms" by Snow Raven

Here's your download link:


And here's a peek at the new kit "Tropical Breeze."

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Quick Note Today

May 22, 2008

Just a quick note today. Have laundry and other similar fun stuff - yuk!! - to catch up on. Plus, tonight's a working night. There's just no rest for the weary.

My poor little Tootsie must seem very neglected. I haven't been playing much ball with her these past two weeks. I will have to try to make up for some of it this weekend. She doesn't ask for much, and she's such a sweetie.

Right now, she's looking for her lunch. Before I leave, I'll share another layout with you. This is another one made with Snow Raven's "Egyptian Dreams." Enjoy,

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Out of The Competition

May 20, 2008

First, let me correct myself, Snow Raven's kit "Aphrodit'es Dream" isn't at the store yet, it's a "soon to be released" kit.

Next for Round 2 info, sadly, I did not make the cut to go on to round 3. Boo hoo, so I'll try again the next time around. It was a lot of fun. Here's my layout for round 2. The kit used was "Little Star" by Amyleigh at GDS. The photo was of my dear Michael and Tootsie watching a scary movie on television.

My next layout was made with Snow Raven's kit "Egyptian Dreams." This kit IS in the store at Scraphead. It's a brand new store filled with lots of scrapping goodies. Go check it out.

Tootsie and I are going to finish watching "Dancing With The Stars" now. Enjoy.
Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Two Layouts, Two Freebies

May 19, 2008

Sorry I haven't been around in a while, but this cold has been knocking me down and out. Today is the first day that I think I just might be getting better. Oh Lord, I hope so.

Well, we missed your weekend freebie, so today I'll give you an extra one. I have so many new layouts to share. This first one was made with Snow Raven's kit "Aphrodites Dream." You can find the kit at the Scraphead store:

The lady in the photo is my mother's sister, Louise.

My next layout was made for a color challenge. This is a photo of my daughter, Kerri holding her first grandchild, Hailey.

Tootsie and I are going out for a little bit of sunshine and fresh air. Don't forget, today there are two freebie QP's for you. Enjoy.

Hugs, Edna B.

Aphrodite's Dream - 01 (Snow Raven)

Here is your download link:
Color Challenge QP (Miss Edna)

Here is your second download link:

Thursday, May 15, 2008

A New Layout To Share

May 15, 2008

This cold that I've caught is giving me all kinds of grief. Sometimes I think that one of the worst things to get sick with is the common cold. Sniffle, sniffle, cough, cough. I'm beginning to look like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

Before I hop back into bed where it's nice and warm, I'm going to share with you the layout that I made for Round One. The kit used is "Spring Bling" by Christy Skaggs at:
and the photo features my daughter, Audrey and her dear friend, Ellen.

I sent them both seedling trees from my Red Japanese Maple tree. The little trees arrived in Virginia this morning, a bit wilted but healthy. I'm hoping the girls enjoy them as much as I enjoy mine.

Tootsie and I are off to our nice warm bed now.

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

What A Wonderful Day

May 13, 2008

Wow! Today was just full of great news. Where to start. Remember I told you my daughter Audrey's German Shepard, Dozer, wasn't doing so well? His blood platelettes count was very low, which could be fatal. Well today he had another check up, and his platelettes count is way up, and he's definitely doing just great.

Our next good news is Tootsie's. This afternoon, she finished her last chemo treatment for this three week period. When it was over, her doctor said she is doing well enough to spread the chemo treatments out to every four weeks instead of every three. So that means that her blood tests will most likely be every 12 weeks instead of every 9 weeks. This is fantastic for Tootsie.

My last piece of good news is mine. I entered a contest at GDS that has four parts to it. Tonight I was told that I made it into the second round. Yeah-h-h for me!! I shouldn't let my head get too fat, because there are three rounds left to make it through. Might I add, that the competition is pretty stiff. There were over 100 beautiful layouts entered in round one.

This is a happy day for you too. I'm sharing a brand new layout that I just finished, and posting a matching QP freebie for you to download. The kit I used was my Color Challenge May o8 kit.

The photo is my mother, me and my brother, Artie, taken in 1944. Enjoy,

Hugs, Edna B.

This is the matching QP.

Here is your download link: Expired

Monday, May 12, 2008

A New Kit For You

May 12, 2008

Has it been three weeks already? Today started Tootsie's chemo treatments again. God love her, and she stays so cheerful through it all. I bought her a new car seat, which she tried today for the first time. Wow! All the wonderful things she can see now as we ride along.

This cold that I've caught is really getting nasty. I can't wait for it to finish it's course and go away. All day and night, it's sneeze, cough, sneeze, cough. My nose is bright red, even with the super soft tissues.

Tonight, I have a new freebie kit for you. I made this for the May Color Challenge at DSO.
The colors were such fun to work with. Here is the preview, and below is your download link. Enjoy.

Hugs, Edna B.

Your download link: Expired

Sunday, May 11, 2008

I'm Back With News

May 11, 2008

It's been a few days since I've updated my blog, but for some reason a nasty cold bug caught up with me and put me down for a while.

There is lots of news today. First, we have a new store, Scraphead. It's new, it's fun and soon it will be chock full of all kinds of scrapping goodies. Go check it out. There are challenges to join in, and a teaching forum.

There is also a new charity kit in the store - "Summer Sun" by Snow Raven. All proceeds will go to the Burma Relief Fund. So please, take a look and buy the kit. It's for a good cause.

My girls are back home in Virginia. It was a wonderful, but too short visit. Here's a new layout I just finished showing the girls with my brother, Uncle Moo. They were having a grand time playing in the sun that afternoon. Of course, the kit used was Snow Raven's "Summer Sun."

I'll also share a picture I did for a challenge at the Little Photoshop Forum. I started with a pretty bad picture of a horse in a barn, cleaned it up, then added another horse taken by a friend, Mary Ann. Applied a couple of filters, and signed. Enjoy.

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Having A Wonderful Vacation

May 7, 2008

I'm back!!! I've been on vacation these past few days. My daughter, Audrey, and her friend, Ellen, have been keeping me quite busy. They have helped to rearrange and redecorate some of my rooms; and I must say they have done a wonderful job. We have had some fun and done some "girl friend" things.

Of course, Tootsie has been in her glory. She just loves these girls, and has been getting quite a lot of attention. After eating a special diet of rice and chicken for a few days, Tootsie is back to her perky self.

Let me tell you, I hope you never have to put your doggie on a rice and chicken diet for a few days. All they do is (are we allowed to say "fart" on a blog?) pass gas all day and all night. I will share a picture with you that says it all. The kit I used was "Spring Bling" by Christy Skaggs at GDS.

The girls spent some very enjoyable time with Uncle Moo. They all collaborated on how to put my new shelves together. Tonight, I'm sharing another new layout. This one was made with a "Looking Through The Window" QP made by a CT for Sindiego Scraps.
That's all for tonight. Enjoy,
Hugs, Edna B.
Ellen, Uncle Moo & Audrey.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Company's Coming

May 2, 2008

Hope everyone had a happy May Day. For those of you who celebrate Beltaine, I have a QP for you today. Snow Raven has put out a beautiful new kit called "Beltaine Eve" and the colors in it are just beautiful. The young lady in today's layout is me as a teenager. Even us old gals used to be quite pretty to look at. Now, gray hair and wrinkles look pretty good to us.

The reason I'm posting my usual Saturday freebie today is because I'm expecting some lovely company this weekend, and I might be too busy to get in here and post. My daughter, Audrey, and her friend Ellen are driving up to visit with me. Right now, they are already on the road, so I'm getting excited.

Poor little Tootsie hasn't been feeling very well these past few days. She had a rabies shot, and has not been herself since. Everyday with the diahrrea leaves her quite sluggish. This needs to stop pretty quick, or she will have to go back to see her doctor. I'm making her bland meals (chicken and rice) to see if it will help.

Yesterday I went to Walmart to buy some more cans of chicken for her, but when I got home the chicken was not in my bags. I called the store, and went back to get my items, but the manager gave my such a bad time, that I left again without my chicken.

Today, I called his boss and explained the situaton. He agreed that the problem had all been handled badly and apologized. Tomorrow, I will again try to pick up Tootsie's chicken.

Enough of my blabbering. Here is my layout made with Snow Raven's kit, "Beltaine Eve."

Also a preview of the QP along with a download link. Enjoy,

Hugs, Edna B.

The matching QP.

And here is your download link: Expired