Monday, December 31, 2007
Sunday, December 30, 2007
I'd already received my largest gift from DH/Santa - 9"x12" Wacom Intouos [sp] 2 that arrived not long after Thanksgiving. We had to test it to make sure it was alright. Now I'm having to unload my overburdened hard drives to make room for the software. Really looking forward to playing with it and hope it will help me in creating new kits. Goodies all around to be pleased with. Then time to chill out until dinner.
We enjoyed a simple Chirstmas dinner: glazed spiral cut ham, candied yams, green beans, and yeast rolls. Dessert was also simple: pumpkin pie baked by our friend, Brenda, who joined us this year for dinner, and chocolate cake decorated with Christmas sprinkles. Brenda, who lost her husband Thanksgiving week, managed very well. Jeremy, my son, had to pack up and go back to Richmond after dinner because he was supposed to leave early the next morning for Charlottesville to see his father. My father and his companion had Christmas dinner with her son and family then came by for dessert in time to see Jeremy for a short time.
After everyone packed up and left, DH and I settled in to relax and store up energy to spend with our grandson who came on Friday morning and went home today. At nine, he's still a bundle of energy and very curious about the world. We'd been told he needed clothes more than toys this year and were surprised at how delighted he was with even things like socks! Dh took him bowling and all of us went to a movie - National Treasure.
Today the weather has been gloomy and the house so quiet. We napped to make up for lost sleep. DH watched football and I worked on a new kit.
Hard to believe we're at the end of another year. 2007 brought some changes: health concerns for DH; additional immune system trouble for me; a long lasting (6 mo.) eye injury for my father; surgery for my brother (we hope he'll go home from the hospital in the next couple days); the deaths of 4 people we knew (1 good friend, 3 co-workers); new "job" for me (digital design); new hobby for DH (using CAD program to create digital train layouts).
What will 2008 bring? I'm supposed to start a new program for people with PTSS (post traumatic stress syndrome); my husband celebrates a year of smoking cessation in February and his life insurance premium should decrease; my ex will complete his Masters in Education Administration in the spring; my son should graduate from radiography school in August.
I plan to spend some time this week thinking about goals for 2008 - something sensible and actually achievable. I wonder what sort of plans my friends have for the coming year?
Saturday, December 29, 2007
Friday, December 28, 2007
You'll also find a coupon for 50% off my Christmas kit, Happy Holly Days from now until January 6, Ephiphany. Here's a preview of that kit:
Download here: http://www.4shared.com/file/33262910/90d609e5/day4.html
Enjoy and let me know if you like these. Hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season.
Thursday, December 27, 2007
Download here & please leave a comment: http://www.4shared.com/file/33134368/b7c430c4/day3.html
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
It seems he knew of someone who was by herself this holiday and stopped by her apartment to check on her before going home. She insisted he eat with her (he's already had dinner here) so he did. Had something with creamed spinach that didn't agree with him and was up sick all night. When he finally was able to get to sleep, he slept through ringing phone, knocks on the door and all! But thank heaven, he's okay now.
Still haven't gotten word from Florida on my brother, Thom's condition so am just praying there were no complications from the surgery to replace his medication pump in his back.
Now to what you're looking for:
On the 2nd day of Christmas, AAOV gives to you 2 quickpages created with my Christmas kit, Happy Holly Days, (available at Scrapbookersplayground).
Download the zip here: http://www.4shared.com/file/33100220/1473fa42/day2.html?dirPwdVerified=4c81dd0f
Hope you like them!
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
So many people think of the 12 Days of Christmas as ending on the 25th but they are actually the days beginning with Christmas day up until Ephiphany (January 6). I'm going to be posting a little seasonal giftie for you each of the 12 days of Christmas, so please check back and download any you like.
The first gift is a quickpage:
Many thanks to Emphemeral Victorian for the designer resources used to make the quickpage above. Note: tree is from Dover.
Sunday, December 9, 2007
When I saw Sandi's kit, I knew it was perfect for a tribute to a Norfolk tradition - Doumar's.
No background is included in the kit so I roughed out a night sky and parking lot and created a sign to go over the word "Diner."
Dourmar's has been in downtown Norfolk since the 1930's. Within the windows of the "diner" are photos left to right of: their famous barbeque sandwiches, Al Doumar working the ice cream cone machine. (An earlier Doumar invented the sugar waffle cone.), famous Doumar's limeade, behind the doors are waitresses Hilda and June in the 1940's (June is a family friend and my father's companion), waitress at counter with other Doumar brothers.
Above you see the inside of a typical diner of the period from Sandi's kit. I extracted the figures of my parents from some black & white photos from the 50's and colorized them to place them in the diner.
If you've got some 50's photos you need a home for and enjoy the look of 50's Diners you can find it here:
Here's the outside of a baby shower invitation I made using the Log Cabin template (resized) from Jimstown and Robin's kit.
And here is the inside of the half-fold card. You can see this kit would be great for birth announcements, shower invitations, first birthdays and much more.
I believe this one was the 10pm kit and the name is Walk On The Wild Side. (I think these kits will be offered in the store now, so check in if you see something you like. They would be under DDDesigns because Diosa created them.)
Here we go. This is the 11pm kit below, called Nutty Fudge.
The two above are from the 1am kit and I've forgotten the name. I was getting tired by then.
Hope you enjoyed seeing a sample of what our Crop "til You Drop kits are like. Please join us on January 19th and bring a friend.