Tuesday, February 23, 2010

This Freebie may not be for everyone........

.........but I like his grumpy look. If you have any idea/s of what sentiment you would use with this one, by all means let me know lol. I hope you like him. Remember, if you take a file, leave me a comment, please :) I really appreciate them. If you ceate anything using my files, please show me. I will come and take a look and leave you a comment :) Thanks for coming by today!!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Elephants anyone? Anyone at all??

Well, if you do in fact like elephants, and this one in particular, I have it available with and without the heart. Download one or both and be sure to leave me a comment! I love reading them, and they make me smile and have a fantastic day. Simply click the images to be taken to the larger, downloadable files. Enjoy and I hope to see you again soon. I meant to tell ya, wouldn't the one without the heart look cute with the sentiment over the trunk? Like it's coming out of the trunk? Just an idea for you card makers. If you make a card or other creation using my digis, show me ok? I love to see them in color!!
PS- I worked out for an hour today, up from the usual half hour I have been doing. Here's hoping I start losing weight again. I was down by 0.4 today. Not much, but at least it's a loss, not a gain! I will take what I can get, or lose what I can get......ummm....hmmmm ;)

Monday, February 15, 2010

A case of the blahs and boo to snow days!

I feel it best to warn you, I am about to whine. Feel free to stop reading now, I won't be offended. I know, whining never accomplishes anything. I'm gonna do it anyway. Today marks the 7th day my kids have had off from school in a row. Tomorrow has been cancelled as well, due to inclement weather. The weather, hrrrrrumph. The snow is bumming me out man! I think I am starting to lose my hair, or maybe it's just me pulling it out after breaking up the umpteenth fight between this kid and that kid, or that kid and this kid. It usually ends with someone having to clean their room. Even my kids want to go back to school, how sad is that? They are bored and need to spend time apart from each other. Cabin fever has set in big time! I haven't exercised since last Friday. I should have today, but went to the dentist instead. Not the funnest way to spend a morning. When I got home (the snow started to fall, again), I went to bed to sleep off the numbness on the left side of my face. Sadly, I have to go back to said dentist Wed. (if I am able to get there, big if lol), to get the other side done. I am HOPING that will be the end of my dental nightmares. I have read and read this post and have decided I do in fact need some cheese with this whine. I have also decided that I am going to log off here and go exercise. I KNOW it will make me feel better. THanks for listening and please, take care of your teeth :)
Hope everyone is staying warm .

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Seahorse Free Digi!!

I have typed this post twice already. Each of those times, it came across totally negative and blah. So (third time being the charm and all), I will leave it at this:

*It Snowed.

*It Snowed Some More.

*School was closed.

*School will probably be closed again.

AND, I have a free digi for you. Only one though, mostly because of the ramifications of the above bulleted list. I hope to create more tomalie, hope being the main word there. Stay safe and warm everyone. Oh and if anyone is visiting this blog from Hawaii, please let me come visit you :) lol.

On my weightloss front (my dear, sweet weight loss front), I lost 10 pounds then gained 1 back in the course of 2 days, and then yesterday I lost 2lbs. For a grand total of 11 pounds!! I was getting a little discouraged, seeing the .8 of a pound weight gain, and the .2 the next day. So, in the interest of keeping my spirits up, I decided it would be more beneficial to me to only weigh myself once or twice a week. I am still loving my workouts. If the tv is in use when it comes to work out time I simply use the fit board and just step on my own for 30 -40 minutes, (with a bottle of water in each hand). I love listening to Sean Kingston's "Burnin' Up the Dancefloor", Beyonce's "Single Ladies", and Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" while stepping. Oh and let us not forget the gems that are Kesha's "Tik Tok", and Pitbull's "Shut It Down". There is some swearing in that last one, and I love it because by the time it comes on I am usually all decked out in sweat and ready for some swearing anyway. What do you guys like to listen to while working out? I'd love to add to my playlist. Be sure to tell me in the comments section, please.
Enjoy and Aloha.

Monday, February 8, 2010

My Sister the Freak.....

......is a new web comic, by Dani Jones! It is being launched on March 12th,2010. I've mentioned Dani here before. She is this super cool children's book illustrator who broadcasts live drawing, painting and digi work over on ustream, every morning at 10 am est, Tues. through Friday. You can ask questions, make comments, etc. She is really nice and she makes her art look so easy, even though it isn't! She has quite a few shows recorded, if you want to check her out right now. The link is up there, or you can click here. So, mark your calendars, add her page to your favorites and check out "My Sister the Freak"!! You can also find awesome tutorials, and her portfolio on her blog, DaniDraws.com. Enjoy, and have a fantastic day!! :D

Friday, February 5, 2010

Some things to share and the weather!

I have alot to get to today. So, let's start off with the weather, shall we? I live in Ohio, and it's been snowing since about 8:30 this morning and doesn't look like it intends to stop anytime soon (sigh). It not the normal, cute little snowflakes, but these huge, honking snowball type things. I've never seen anything like it. I have pictures so you can see. SEE???!!! (I think you can click on the image to enlarge it.)
It's falling on the road, across the street, and even trying to creep it's way into our apartment! (pardon my dirty threshold, I am so embarrased! NOT lol)
Looks like I added some distress to the photos, but I didn't. That is just how much is falling!! They even had early release at school today, so my kidlets got a 2 hour break. Now if my Hubby will just get on board, pack it in for the day and scoot on back to me, I will have all my peeps safe and sound and under one roof. For those of you that grew up with this stuff or worse and are thinking I am a total snow wuss, gimmie a break, I grew up in and around California most of my life (Navy brat BABY!! lol)
OK......enough about that....
Now, as I mentioned in my previous post, Holly sent me a weightloss journal, here it is, in all it's awesome greatness. I really love it Holly, thank you for thinking of me!!! I find the cupcakes ironic, and I love me some irony :D

On we go, if you read my blog regularly, you can expect to find this along with most posts containing free digi files: "If you make something using one or more of my files, PLEASE show me!!". Well, show me you have!!! Let me hear a WOOT! WOOT!! (you can do better than that, WOOT! WOOT!!). Sooooooooooo, I asked each linker, each creater of creations if I could steal their photos to show them off here on my ol' blog and they said......ok some didn't say anything, so I will just accept their silence as assent. (If it bothers said creator/creators, simply let me know and I will remove your images.....k?) In no particular order:

Debb of "Forget Me Knot Nonsense Blog", used my "Beaver" digi:
(Minus his tail and he becomes a Groundhog!!! AWESOMENESS!)

Mamichelle of "Shell's Life Blog", used my "Lil House" digi:
(I love the sparkle she added!)

Rose of "My Happy Place Blog", used my "Goin Swimming" bird digi:
(The paper pieced bikini is a hoot!)

Thank you ladies for linking me to your creations, you really made my digis "come alive". I have such awesome and incredible blog visitors, nay blog friends. You guys know you RAWK, right? If I missed any linkage, be sure to beat me over the head with a comment letting me know, or an email, or a wet noodle.....MMMmmm noodles....did I mention I've been dieting? uh-hem. I hope I see you again soon!!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Bet you didn't think I was gonna post today, huh?!!

Before I get to my usual post, I have to send a shout out to Holly. Holly, thank you from the bottom of my heart for the awesome gift you made and gave to me. For those of you who don't know, she sent me a weight loss journal. I looooooooooove it, thanks again Holly!! I will take a photo of it and share it here tomorrow, hopefully with some link, and photos of my digis in action! THanks for sharing those links ladies! I appreciate it.
This Lil Piggy
Cool Bunny

Now, on to the freebies for today! I was busy creating these all day. I decided instead of posting each one seperately, I would just save em up and post em all at once. I hope you like them, they are so random. Just whatever I felt like creating at the time. Hopefully there is something you can use. IF you want to download my files, all I ask is that you leave me a comment. Simply click the images to get to their larger, downloadable counterparts. I'm so happy you stopped by today!! See you again soon! Smoochie booches (any Jay and Silent Bob fans out there? lol)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Introducing Baby Kitty!!

Yet another post, and another free digital stamp. I hope you like it!! I am kinda running out of things to add, lol. Ummmm, I made Chicken stir fry for dinner and it was delish. Got the recipe out of my Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook. It was my new recipe for the week. I try cooking at least one meal a week that I haven't ever made before. It's fun to find new foods that are healthy and yummy. This one had oj, soy sauce, honey and vinegar in the sauce, so simple and so good! Now I just need to finish posting here, do the dishes, a load of laundry, put my kids to bed and then I can jump into my pj's and relax :) Join me won't you?? We've had a long day :)

Streeeeeeeeeeeeeetch Kitty Freebie

2 in one day huh? Not bad, I am swinging for the fences, and hope to make this a 3 freebie day. WIsh me luck! I'm not 100% in love with this one, and I'm not sure why, could be that I am not very comfortable with profiles. Perspective eludes me lol. Anyway, if you want this one, click the image to make it bigger. And I know I say this all the time and sound like a broken record, but please continue to leave me comments!! They really mean the world to me. Hugs and smooches to those that want it, and hearty handshakes to those that don't :)
Melissa S. of "Playing with Paper blog" created these Valentine's for her dear daughters class, using some of my digi files!! I love how she colored them and the sentiments are adorable! Check em out! (Melissa graciously allowed me to use her photos, Thanks Melissa!)

Come back soon and continue to have a fabulous day!

Beware of Attack Cat! Freebie

Anyone have a cat that can relate to this? I know I do lol. Hope you like him/her. It's passed workout time, but I had to finish and upload this one STAT lol. So after I am done posting, I am off to shake some cellulite around my livingroom, aka working out lol. I have lost 10 pounds so far WOOT! Anyhow, if you want this file, click on it to make it bigger and download away. Secondly, leave me a comment so I can smile all day long :) IF you make anything using one of my files, be sure to show me! I love seeing what you make, and I will leave you some comment love for your effort :) Love yas and I hope to get crackin' on the next one shortly. Have a fabulous day!!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Ask and you shall receive...

......Free digis that is. So if you missed my last post, I asked my dear, sweet blog readers to inspire me with ideas of what they would like to see as digi stamps. I got LOTS of ideas. Thank you so much guys!! I heart all of you. Inspired I am!!! The ideas ranged from sea life to pregnancy. Some I didn't know what you were talking about (Red Indians, forgive me? Enlighten me?), some I think are a little out of my skill set (A girl in a wheelchair, I would love nothing more than to be able to create this one, but I can't make any promises, I will try.), others were a little vague, (boy digis.....could you be more specific? That kinda covers alot of material). I wrote em all down on a piece of paper, and grabbed my sketch book and pencil. I drew all afternoon!! I have pages and pages of images that I have scanned, and now just need to digitize for all of you. I only have one finished right now, and I hope you like him. I call him "Doofy Toofy", click him to get to the larger downloadable version and then save as you normally would. Be sure to leave me a comment! And check back soon, because I will be posting new ones as I finish them. Unfortch, I can't get to anymore tonight, since I have to watch my fav show, NCIS. I need my weekly dose of Gibbs, Tony, Zeva, Magee (MMmmm I love me some Magee) and of course ABBEY!! I heart Abbey. (Come on Dawn stay on track, these peeps wants them some digis) SO I leave you with Doofy and I hope he treats you and your crafting well. See you again soon!! Hopefully a little less scatterbrained lol.

Taking requests

.....anything you would like to see as digital stamp? Please let me know. I've fallen into a slump and can't think of what to draw. I anxiously await your inspiration :) No pressure!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Another Fish Digi.....

.....from birds to fish, and probably back again lol. I hope you like this one. I think she's fishtastic! If you'd like to download this one, just click on the image to get to the larger, downloadable version. If you make anything using my files, please show me, I love to see my files in action!! Thanks for coming by today. I hope you have a fishtastic, errrr fantastic day.

A poem

I found this poem on one of my friends blog's and decided I liked it too and needed to post it here. I will print it and say it to myself in the mirror every morning :) Enjoy.

I like myself!
I’m glad I’m me.

There’s no one else
I’d rather be.

I like my eyes, my ears, my nose.
I like my fingers and my toes.

I like me wild.
I like me tame.
I like me different
and the same.

I like me fast. I like me slow.
I like me everywhere I go.

I like me on the inside too,
for all I think and say and do.

Inside, outside, upside down,
from head to toe and all around.
I like it all! It all is me!
And me is all I want to be.

And I don’t care in any way
what someone else may think or say.

I may be called a silly nut
or crazy cuckoo bird – so what?
I’m having too much fun, you see,
for anything to bother me!

Even when I look a mess,
I still don’t like me any less,
‘cause nothing in this world, you know,
can change what’s deep inside, and so…

No matter if they stop and stare,
no person
can make me feel that what they see
is all there really is to me.

I’d still like me with fleas or warts,
or with a silly snout that snorts.

Or knobby knees or hippo hips
or purple polka-dotted lips,

Or beaver breath or stinky toes
or horns protruding from my nose,

Or – yikes! – with spikes all down my spine,
or hair that’s like a porcupine.

I still would be the same, you see…

I like myself because I’m ME!