Friday, November 30, 2007

Congratulations to Dale Jr!

Congratulations to Dale Earnhardt Jr for winning the 2007 Chex® Most Popular Driver Award for the 5th consecutive year! This year probabbly means a lot to him because everyone was wondering how his fan base (called The Jr Nation) would react to him leaving his father's race team and changing sponsors. No need to worry! Jr is just as popular as ever!

Holly Set Add On Freebie

Here is the Holly Set Add On to the Holly Set I posted yesterday. Hopefully this will inspire you to make an awesome digital scrapbooking layout! Thanks again to The Ephemeral Victorian for the pattern for the bow.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

I DID IT!!!!! (freebie)

I just made my very own freebie digital scrapping kit based on the holly that I used in the previous post! I call it Holly Set. It is a very elementary attempt to design my own (once again trying to teach myself how to do it.) I used some word art from somewhere else in the title. If this is your work, please let me know and I will definately give you credit for it! The pattern for the bows came from The Ephemeral Victorian.

As Charlie Brown Would Say...(plus another Freebie)

Good grief! Those Hurricanes just can't buy a win against Philly! And NC State's basketball team...well we won't even go there after last night!

To cheer myself up I am uploading a freebie for you. I made it based on a drawing of some holly that a friend did a few years ago. It is very simple but will add some umph to your Christmas layouts. I hope you like it. The color and pattern combinations are endless. Thanks to Pillowgirl for the Christmas Swirl Paper for the second example.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

New Template Freebie

I've been working on a new template and I'm ready to share it. Get either the Paintshop or the Photoshop link. I know everything is shifting toward Christmas right now, but I'm sure you still have plenty of fall/Halloween/Thanksgiving photos to scrap! Please let me see some of your work. Also, please leave me some feedback. I really do appreciate those of you who have given me advise! Enjoy the freebie. By the way, the template for the leaves and the journaling blocks were picked up at The Ephemeral Victorian.

Carolina Hurricanes Hockey Tonight!

My hockey team plays tonight. But man, they kill me when they play the Flyers! They just can't seem to beat them most of the time! What makes it worse is that the Flyers are my son's team. I had to ban him from coming over to watch the game with me because he jinxes my team by pulling for someone else!!! He calls to rub it in and I say , "Don't you have a test to study for or a paper to write?" What am I sending him to college for if he has so much free time!!!

To Make Things Available to Everyone

Recently Dianne left a comment that she couldn't access my template because she uses Photoshop and I had used Paint Shop Pro. Thanks for reminding me I should post both versions in the future.

SOOOOOO, here is the template again but this time in Photoshop format. Sorry to everyone who wanted it and couldn't use it. I promise in the future to upload both versions of my templates.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

"Let's Eat"

My friend Lydia owns one of those places where you go and prepare your own meals and bring them home to cook. It's called Let's Eat and there are franchises in the following states: Connecticut, Florida, Georgia and Maryland. If you are viewing from one of those states just click on the link and see where there is one near you.

If you don't have time to prepare the meals yourself you can use the pick up service. Lydia's location offers delivery as well. In fact, she has an arrangement with the local school system where she delivers prepared meals to the teachers twice a month at the end of the work day. All they have to do is take them home and put them in the freezer. Everything is ordered online. It doesn't get much easier than that!

Let's Eat also offers gift certificates. What a perfect gift for new parents! Or perhaps someone you know is taking care of an ill loved one and never has time to cook for themselves. Maybe you have a brother or father who lives alone and could use some homecooking.

You can also set up a party for you and your friends to go to the store and prepare your meals together. It is a great way to spend quality time with the family as well. The kids are invited to come and help prepare the meals.

Can you tell I am sold on the idea? Check it out.


Some of you may not know how to download my zips because they are .rar. Here is a program you can download that will replace your regular unzip program and do both regular zips and .rars.

Another digital scrapbooking site that uses .rar is Lorri's Scraps and More. Check out her site. It is full of freebie templates. Just please don't forget to come back here! I'm just a beginner compared to her! LOL

Steelers Win...and a new FREEBIE

Good morning. How 'bout those Steelers last night? What a mess that game was in the pouring rain and the mud. Anyway, my fiance' is happy today following the 3-0 victory!

As promised here is a new freebie for your digital scrapbooking collection. This is my second template and it was inspired by a trip to Colorado. If you have never been, I reccomend you see Pike's Peak. It is awesome!

On a more somber note, news broke this morning that the Washington Redskins player who was shot yesterday passed away. Sean Taylor was a 2003 All-American at the University of Miami.

Moving on, please enjoy the new freebie and please let me see some of your layouts! Also, pass my blog link on to anyone you know who likes scrapbooking, sports and/or fitness.

See you later!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Hello Out There!!

Well, I'm playing around with my blog to make it better and I'm waiting for everyone to come and visit. I'm checking around to see how to make myself more visable to the digital scrapbooking community. If you see this please give me some advice! I've gotten this far all on my own...which makes me feel pretty good about this "old dog!"

I have another freebie to post in the next day or so. Tonight I am back to the gym to teach a Pilates reformer class followed by a jumpboard interval traning class. I've already taught the jumpboard this morning as well as a Spinning class and a Pilates mat class. Mondays are my BUSY day!

Please contact me if you have any questions about anything fitness. If I don't know the answer I will probably know where to look for it. Check out my body fat caculator at the bottom of this page. You'll be suprised at the results...but don't let that get you down. I once weighed 210 pounds and wore a size 24. At 5' 1" tall that wasn't a pretty sight! But now my weight is under control (for 10 years) so you can do it if I can do it!

Enough for now. Please pass this site on to your friends.

Oh, don't forget the Steelers on Monday Night football. It will be a late night tonight!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

First ever template...and first ever attempt to upload it!

Here is your first freebie. I was messing around with it to see if it worked ok and here is the layout I made.I can't wait to see what you can do with it! SORRY, this link has expired.

First Post

Well, this is my first attempt at a blog. I'm having a few minor issues with the page layout so the page may change before I get it "just right."

This blog is going to cover ideas about scrapbooking, but it is also going to include some of my thoughts and feelings about other things as well.

I'm going to try and provide some freebies as soon as I figure out how to get them onto the blog!! LOL I am trying my hand at making my own templates so I will be sharing them with you from time to time.

Thanks for checking out my new blog and please keep coming back!