Monday, June 30, 2008

Second Half of "July Fourth 2008"

June 30, 2008

This is it. Last day of June, and everything in back of "Ladies Night Out" has been expired. I decided to leave LNO up for one more week. There will be new kits coming soon.

My bird feeder is beginning to attract some new birds. (for my yard) As soon as my new windows are in, I'll be able to take some nice pictures.

Poor Tootsie is bumming out. I bought her some new outfits, but most of them need to be returned - too big. In one way that's good - it means she lost a little bit of weight. Her meds seem to pack the weight on faster than she can get rid of it.

Today, I'll give you the other part to "July Fourth 2008." I'm glad you like it. I enjoy designing these kits, and I'm learning quite a lot at the same time. Enjoy your day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Here is your download link:

Sunday, June 29, 2008

"July Fourth 2008" Pt. One

June 29, 2008

Last chance to download "Ladies Night Out" and anything in back of it. They will all be expired tomorrow.

Today, I have a new kit for you, just in time for the upcoming holiday festivities. Can you believe it? The 4th of July is only a few days away!! Next thing you know, it will be Labor Day and I won't even know what happened to the summer. Is it just because I'm getting older, or is time flying by really fast for everybody else?

Yesterday's challenge at Scraphead was to make up the July calendar. This is mine. I love using my own photos whenever possible, instead of just nice pictures.

Tootsie and I are going to turn in for a nap this afternoon. Tonight's another working night for me, and I don't think Tootsie sleeps well when I'm not here. She's too busy listening for my car to return.

Here's your preview of the the new kit, "July Fourth 2008," and your link for Part One. Enjoy,

Hugs, Edna B.

Here's your down link for Part One:

Saturday, June 28, 2008

New Snow Raven QP

June 28, 2008

I really do have to be quick today. I've spent most of the afternoon playing with Scrapping, but now it's time to go to work.

This week coming up, Snow Raven will have some new kits in the store at Scraphead. Please visit the store and have a look around. While you're there, look around the forum. If you're into scrapping and like challenges, this is the place to be. There is a new challenge every day.

Tonight, I'll give you a QP made from Snow Raven's new kit "Midnight Garden Part 2." Enjoy.

Hugs, Edna B.

Here's your download link:


Friday, June 27, 2008

New Freebie

June 27, 2008

Tonight will be short. Tootsie's in need of some TLC, and I'm in need of a nap. Today has been quite warm and muggy, and my weed garden is doing just fantastic. Every now and then a flower pokes it's little head through, but mostly it's all weeds. I suppose that might sound ridiculous to most of you, but even weeds need love. (That's the best excuse I can think of for not working in the garden like I should.)

Tonight, I have another "Fourth of July" QP for you. I've just finished the new "Fourth of July" kit, and will be posting that probably Sunday and Monday. Saturday is for my Snow Raven freebies.

The handsome young guy in tonight's QP is none other than my own honey, taken back in the 50's. When I do layouts of him, I miss him even more. But that's okay, Tootsie and I still like to look at his pictures.

Below is your QP freebie. Any embellishments on the layout can be found in the new kit coming this weekend. Enjoy.

Hugs, Edna B.

"July Fourth QP - 03"

Here is your download:


Thursday, June 26, 2008

He Cooks, He Sings, And He's Adorable

June 26, 2008

Don't look now, but it's almost July. I just don't know where the months are going, but they're sure going fast! Ever heard that song "Don't Blink"? It's right on! Seems like every time you blink, another month or two flies right out the window. Got to get some toothpicks to hold the eyelids up -- no blinking.

I have a treat for you today. My brother Artie is really pretty special to me, even if I do seem to pick on him a bit. That's what sibs do. Back to my point, Moo has always been a very handsome critter, from babyhood right on up through manhood. He has eyes to die for - gorgeous baby blues. When he was a little boy, those eyes got him anything and everything he wanted from folks, except of course from our Mother.

This is Moo back in 1958. He was only sixteen years old. Treat your eyes and have a look.

Well, it's almost time for dinner. Tonight we're having a scrumptious pasta meal. This is the best spaghetti sauce Moo has ever made. ( I think so) I've already had a taste, and I can't wait to sit down to eat.

So I'll post your freebie "Fourth of July" QP - 3B, and say goodnight for now. Enjoy. (Any embellishments not on the QP will be in the new kit that is coming soon.)

Hugs, Edna B.

And here is your download link:

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Moo Fibs!

June 25, 2008

I'm a bit late tonight. Been working on my "Moo" kit, and I've been having a grand time with it. You know, sometimes guys can be really sneaky. Moo has been telling me right along that he doesn't really have the time to be reading my blog. Well, let me tell you -- he fibbed!!!

Today the man came by about my new windows, and I overheard my brother telling him about what I said on the blog about how men are when they are sick. I also heard him say that maybe I'd like to do my own cooking for a while. The nerve of him!!! The other guy got a big kick out of it, though.

I've had a special request from Rae. Tell me more about what you do, sizes, etc. It sounds really wonderful. E-mail me (my email is in the comments section). I'm working on a kit to go with the "Fourth of July" QP's, so maybe that will be a help to you.

Tootsie and I are off to dreamland now. We're going to snack on a strawberry shortcake first. M-m-m-m. Before I go, I'll leave you with another of the "Fourth of July" QP's. Enjoy.

Hugs, Edna B.

"Fourth of July" QP - 02B


Tuesday, June 24, 2008

My Little "HamStar"

June 24, 2008

So, good news, Moo is feeling much better today. Other than a slight headache, and being cranky, he's been doing just fine. He even cooked for us tonight. One of these days, I'm going to have to make a kit dedicated to brothers.

I tried a new kind of layout for a challenge at Scraphead. It's Altered Art, and it's a trading card sized layout. It was so much fun, yet it was as much (or more) work as a regular sized layout. The template was supplied by Sherry D at Scraphead.

Okay, so what do you think? Is this little darling a ham, or what? I'll have to take some photos of her dressed up. She has tons of clothes, that she loves wearing. Little dresses, tee shirts, jogging suit, pajamas, hat, coats, sweaters and sweatshirts, and yes!! even little pink boots to wear out in the snow.

It was so hot out when Tootsie went for one her last chemo treatments, that I took her dress off. When we got to the hospital, the doctor's technician was so surprised to see Tootsie "naked" that she took her around to visit all the different doctors and technicians to see if they could recognize her. They love to see what she will be wearing when she comes to her appointments.

Back to scrapping, I've been working on some new QP's for the Fourth of July. Tonight, I'll post one for your freebie. Hope you like it.
Hugs, Edna B.
"July Fourth QP - 01"

Here's your download link for "July Fourth QP - 01":

Monday, June 23, 2008

When Men Get Sick

June 23, 2008

I joined another forum, Digital Scrapgirl Forum, so I've been busy finding my way around and making a layout for a challenge. Once you register there, you receive a beautiful scrap kit as a welcome gift.

Head on over, and look around. The folks are really friendly, and eager to help with all your scrapping questions.

This is my layout for their template challenge.

Has anyone made a layout yet using "Ladies Night Out"? If you do, I would love to see what you've done with it. This layout was made with LNO, and the biker chick is my Tootsie just before a badly needed haircut. (But she's still beautiful!)

Poor Uncle Moo (better known as my brother, Artie) has caught the nasty cold that I had, and is feeling quite grumpy and sickly. Isn't it amazing the different effects colds and sickness have on men and women? When we women get sick, we shut up and lay low whenever possible, and carry on the best we can.

When the men get sick, they stomp and holler and growl, and their dispositions turn sort of nasty. Have you noticed this? Oh well. He'l be better soon, and back to normal. (Normal is a few shades lighter of "sick mode.") Oh my, I hope this is the week that my dearest brother doesn't bother to check in at my blog. I'll be cooking my own supper all next week.

Because your nice comments on LNO have put me in a great mood, I have a freebie for you tonight. Here is the matching QP to the layout above. Enjoy,

Hugs, Edna B.
"Ladies Night Out - 01 QP"

Here is your download link for LNO - 01 QP:

Sunday, June 22, 2008

More of Nature's Beauty

June 22, 2008

This week, I think Tootsie and I will go to a beach. She loves the sights and sounds, and watching all the people. Because it's usually too sunny and hot for her this time of year, plus we don't want to expose her to other animals, (she has no immune system to speak of) we take her very own pink doggie stroller. She sits in comfort, and enjoys everything around her.

Tootsie in her stroller. Photo taken by Miss Audrey.

Bet you thought you'd seen everything, huh? We do what we can to make life enjoyable for her. When the beach isn't very crowded and there are no other dogs around, she gets to run around in the sand. She goes up to the water, but doesn't go in. I don't think she likes getting her feet wet.

Today, I will share a couple of Miss Audrey's photos. We share a love of nature and most often photograph the same subjects. There is beauty everywhere just waiting to be captured on film. Take a few moments and look around you and enjoy what nature has to offer.

This first photo is of a large goose just beginning to flap his wings, and the second one is a beautiful lavender rose, "Angel Face," from Audrey's garden. Enjoy,

Hugs, Edna B.

Audrey's Goose.

Audrey's "Angel Face" Rose

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Thank You For Your Wonderful Comments

June 21, 2008

To those of you who took the time to leave a comment or say thank you, I want to say "thank you" to you. Your comments keep me inspired and looking forward to making another kit.

Today, I'll share a layout I made for a challenge. The kit I used is a collab kit from Scraphead's daily downloads. The photo is a rose from the garden at work.

Another layout I have just finished was made with Snow Raven's kit "Graduation Party" and two more beauties from Mother Nature.

It's brag time. I have to confess to having some very smart grand children. They all managed to finish up their respective school years with all Honors and High Honors. Today I learned that one of my granddaughters finished up her high school freshman year with a 4.125 grade average. This is awesome!! Need I tell you how very proud I am of all of them?

That's all for today, tonight's a worknight. Today's freebie will be the matching QP from Snow Raven's "Graduation Party." Enjoy,

Hugs, Edna B.

Here is your download link for "Graduation Party - 01 QP"

Friday, June 20, 2008

Part Six - Final - of LNO

June 20, 2008

First, let me start by saying HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my son. Amazing!! To me, he's still my little guy, yet he will soon be a grandfather. You know, I look into his face and I still see the same face that I saw all those many years ago. It got a bit rounder, older, wiser, but yet it's the same. So Happy Birthday, Son. I love you.

There is a beautiful new kit at Scraphead, called "Birthday Wishes." It is a collab kit done by Snow Raven and Carol Burns. Please do visit the shop and buy this kit. All proceeds go to the PDSA. They are the UK's leading veterinary charity, caring for more than 350,000 pets.

Here is a layout I just finished using "Birthday Wishes." The adorable little dog is Sugee. Quite a few years ago, she passed on to Rainbow Bridge. She was an absolute little darling.

I love taking pictures of birds and animals. (Could you guess?) Today, I was lucky enough to photograph this beautiful cardinal, as he was taking a little rest on the roof.

Tonight, I will have to crack the whip and get busy making more layouts. I also want to finish up a couple of new kits that I will post as freeies soon.

Right now, it's time to make dinner. Tootsie has been sitting very patiently while I worked on this blog. I'll post the final"Part Six of Ladies Night Out." Enjoy,

Hugs, Edna B.

Here is your download link for Part Six of "Ladies Night Out."

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Part Five of LNO

June 19, 2008

Woo Hoo, I made it to another day. Tootsie and I went out today, and I got my nails done. Now I'm pretty. Silly, isn't it? But if that's all it takes to make an old lady happy, so be it.

There is so much beauty out in the big wide world. Most of us don't really notice it because we're so busy earning a living and supporting a family. Every now and then, you've got to stop and smell the roses.

Here are a couple of photos of some of that beauty. I took the first picture when I spotted a little bunny in the flower garden. The little darling sat right there and posed for me.

The next picture was taken in a parking lot next to "Wendy's." (fast food) These gulls will pose all day for you for a few french fries.

That's it for today. Gonna lay low the rest of the evening. Tomorrow's a work day. I'll be posting Part Five of "Ladies Night Out" for you. After this, one more part. Enjoy,

Hugs, Edna B.

Here's your download link for Part Five of "Ladies Night Out."

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Part Four of LNO

June 18, 2008

Well, today was a lazy day. The cold got the better of me, and I spent half the day in bed. I feel so bad for Tootsie. She stays right by me, but she gets no play time or exercise when I'm like this. I'll have to make it up to her soon.

Have you ever noticed how beautiful trees are? We go through our whole life taking the trees for granted, and hardly ever noticing their beauty. Or maybe it's just because that when you get much older, you tend to find more time for noticing.

Today, I'll share with you a close-up photos of the Redbud Tree and the Golden Chain Tree. Also, I'll be posting Part Four of "Ladies Night Out." There will be two more parts after this. Enjoy,

Hugs, Edna B.

"Redbud Tree"

"Golden Chain Tree"

Here's your download link for Part Four of "Ladies Night Out."

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

New Layouts & Part Three of LNO

June 17, 2008

This afternoon we got some much needed rain along with some thunder and lightening. I won't have to water any plants tonight. However, I do have to pay a visit to my nail salon. My nails are a mess, and they're getting in the way when I type. Having my nails groomed is one of my little treats to myself. I feel pretty when my nails look pretty.

Several times a week, I pass a lovely cemetery in a nearby town. A couple of years ago, someone had a beautiful memorial stone set up front so that everyone passing by could see it. I just had to stop one day and photograph it. Today, I made a layout for a challenge at Scraphead, and used that photograph.

The following layout was made with an adorable mini-kit made by "pSirenSong Designs."
(Her kit was made for a challenge at Scraphead) The photos are mine.

Me thinks it's time to get off the computer because I hear the rumble and crack of more thunder and ligthening. So I'll post your download link for Part Three of "Ladies Night Out" and scram.

Hugs, Edna B.

Here is your download link for Part Three of "Ladies Night Out."

Monday, June 16, 2008

Two Freebies Today - Part Two LNO

June 16, 2008

For some reason, I'm very tired today. Must be the gray weather we're having. Makes you want to just curl up in a little ball under your blankets and take a nap. Now that's a wonderful thought for a little bit later on. H-m-m-m-m.

Another week has gone and my little Tootsie is still doing good on her new med routine. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Right now, she's busy guarding our door, barking at anyone who passes.

There's no exciting news for today. That's kind of a let-down after yesterday's excitement. Oh well, soon enough more good things will happen. Like today. Today I have two freebies for you. First there's the Floral Mining QP, and then there's Part Two of "Ladies Night Out." So I'll get right to it. Enjoy,

Hugs, Edna B.

"Floral Mining" QP - Photography by Mary Ann Roesler

Here's your download link:

Here is your download link for Part Two of "Ladies Night Out."

Sunday, June 15, 2008

More Great News!

June 15, 2008

Twice in one day! That's a record for me. But I just got some wonderful news and I thought I would pass it along. My friend, Carol from England, has become a grandmother once again this morning. And my goodness, what a beautiful baby!

Alfie Lee arrived at 5:35 this morning at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, weighing a healthy 6 pounds, 5 ounces. Both Mom and Alfie are well.


Hugs, Edna B.

Freebie Today, Pt. One of LNO

June 15, 2008

As promised, today I'll post Part One of the new kit "Ladies Night Out." There are six parts. But first I want to share some photos with you. First, here's one of Gater and Nanny together. These two are just so adorable. They haven't figured out yet that they're not puppies.

The second photo was taken by my friend, Mary Ann Roesler. I think it's a mining place in Arizona. I just thought it would make a really pretty background for a QP. So I made the QP, which I'll post for you tomorrow.

Photo by Mary Ann Roesler

And finally, here is a preview of "Ladies Night Out."

That's all for today, tonight's a working night. Enjoy,
Hugs, Edna B.
Here is your download link for Part One of "Ladies Night Out."

Friday, June 13, 2008

Meet "Gater."

June 13, 2008

Today I want to tell you about a wonderful artist, Miss Sonja. She is a friend of Barry at BAZ in South Africa. I fell in love with her beautiful full figured ladies, and finallly decided to make a kit for them. It is called "Ladies Night Out" and I'll be posting it starting Sunday.

Today, I have some photos to share with you that I took this afternoon. This beautiful animal is " Gater." He was orphaned as a baby, and was taken in and raised by a friend who also had a little white goat named " Nanny." Of course, Nanny instantly adopted Gater as her own, and rarely ever leaves his side. They trot all around the neighborhood side by side. Today, Gater stopped by for a drink and a snack, so I was able to get a few pictures.
Gater enjoys a refreshing drink.

Gater loves crackers.

Your Saturday freebie is a QP that I made with Snow Raven's "Hope Catcher" kit. But it is getting late now and it's almost Saturday, so I'll post it now. Enjoy,
Hugs, Edna B.
"Hope Catcher" by Snow Raven

Here is your download link:

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Another Really Nice Day

Jun. 12, 2008

We got to open our doors and windows again today for a few hours before the temperature turned too warm. What a pleasure to hear the birds chirping, and to feel the breeze.

I'm trying to decide which layout to share with you today. Maybe the one I made today for a challenge at Scraphead. ScrapShana gave us the template,( the background papers are mine, and Miss Audrey gave me the photos. They were taken at a Boy Scout campground, where Audrey and her husband had volunteered to help teach archery. I chose this photo of the fishing dock because of the beautiful reflections.

We're cooking on the grill tonight (what else is new!), and I'm going to open a new jar of Dixie Relish that my daughter, Audrey, made for me. M-m-m-m good! Here's a picture to get your chops drooling. The jar kit came from Carolina Girl Scrap Creations:

Edna B.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

New Double Layout

June 11, 2008

Well, the weather today was a few degrees cooler (upper eighties), so we got to open the windows for a while to let in a breeze.

Tootsie made it through her four week change in chemo therapy okay, so far, so good. If she continues, we'll be able to keep it at every four weeks. That would be really nice for her. I don't know how she does it, and she never complains. God bless her little soul.

Today, I finished a two-page layout for a challenge at Scraphead. I got this really neat "freebie" kit "Hunting" from The Maltese Scrapper at: Give yourself a treat and visit her blog. She has the cutest kits.

Bridget at Scraphead gave us the template for the challenge, and the photos were supplied by Miss Audrey, my taxidermist daughter.

Hugs, Edna B.


Monday, June 9, 2008

Ants Galore!

June 9, 2008
Another sweltering hot day out there. And tomorow's supposed to be more of the same. Yuk, yuk! I do not like this type of weather. On the other hand, I suppose it's a blessing just to be here and able to complain about it.

I got a big surprise tonight. My pantry floor and the adjoining bathroom floor was covered with big black ants. I never ever saw so many of these big black ants before, and I hope to never see them again. My brother and I spent ten minutes hopping and stomping on them trying to kill them all. While he went out to buy some ant spray, I used the fly swatter and beat quite a few of them to death.

Now I'm hot and sweaty, and all pooped out. I think I'll have a shower, and hop into bed and watch some TV. First, I'll share a couple of new layouts with you.

This first one is for a challenge at Scraphead. I had to use 1 (or more) photo, 2 frames, 3 buttons, and 4 paper backgrounds. The two little cuties in the photos are "Chrissy," my son's little black cockapoo, and of course Tootsie. The second layout was also made for a challenge, and I used Snow Raveb's "Fortune Teller" kit.
Hugs, Edna B.
"Wanna Play"

Snow Raven's "Fortune Teller" kit.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

A New Blog To Visit

June 8, 2008

Oh Kyra, my friend, I just love you. What lovely comments. But, you know, my graduation photo was taken 27 years ago. But that's okay -- so my head swells just a little bit tonight. It's good for my ego.

Today the weather has been so hot and muggy that it's keeping everyone indoors most of the time. Except to cook -- can't use the oven in this heat, today the food gets cooked on the grill out doors.

I won't stay on long this afternoon, tonight is a working night, and Tootsie's chemo treatments start up again tomorrow morning. It's been four weeks since her last treatments, and she seems to be doing just fine. Maybe we can stay on the every four week schedule for a while. It's much better for her.

I have a couple of new layouts to share today. Both were made with my photos and kits from Nicole at NBK. Go check out her blog. She has some very beautiful kits, and they are all free.

Hugs, Edna B.

"Nostalgia" kit by Nicole at NBK

"Mille Fleur" kit by Nicole at NBK

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Big Sale at Scraphead

June 7, 2008

Well, Tootsie and I are feeling very refreshed today after a wonderful night's sleep. It's amazing what a few winks can do to make a person (and her little dog) feel better.

Today, Tootsie has an appointment at the "beauty salon," and I get to poke around in one of my favorite stores, "The Christmas Tree Shop." Every time I go in that store, I get myself in all sorts of trouble (spending money!).

BIG SALE ALERT -- Starting today, there is a HUGE sale going on at Scraphead. Everything is 40% off. Go check it out, There are goodies galore. While you're there, check out all of Snow Raven's beautiful kits and Tool Boxes.

Today I'm going to share another layout made with Snow Raven's "Spring Blossoms" kit. I'll also post the matching QP as your freebie for today.

This layout was made for a challenge at Scraphead, describing one of my life achievements. The photo was taken the day I got my Masters Degree. Once my children were grown, I took myself back to school and fulfilled another of my childhood dreams. The handsome guy in the picture with me is my brother Artie (Uncle Moo). Enjoy.

Hugs, Edna B.

This is the matching QP.

And here is your download link;