Wednesday, May 27, 2009

It's Humpy Day ...

The folks were here last week so I spent time visiting with them. It had been quite a while since they had visited so it was nice to see them and catch up. I kept meaning to take a picture of their big rig parked in front of my house, but wouldn't you know that I forgot!

Don finally decided this year that we would put some sort of border on the vegetable garden. This is great because keeping the yard from invading the garden is always a problem. Not to mention that the garden is higher than the yard and I've been known to twist my ankle on the in between part more than once! Anyhow, he decided that he should also put the same type border on my rose garden instead of the one that was there so that they would match. Sunday we went and got enough wood to do both. Monday he was able to get the rose bed done. I really like this border better. You will only see the top two logs once he backfills in. The garden will be 4 logs high instead of the three. I can't wait to see how great it is going to look! Once he is done with the borders, he is going to level out the backyard some and we'll plant some grass seed.

I finished planting all my little seedlings (I started a bunch of sunflower and sweet pea seeds in little peat pots a few weeks ago). I can't believe how good they are doing already. If they thrive over the summer, I'm going to try starting a lot more stuff from seed next year. I'll also start earlier inside so they are ready to plant outside as soon as the weather gets warm next year. My flower beds are really starting to bloom and look beautiful. I really really enjoy them!
I'm working on several kits simultaneously right now. I can't seem to focus on just one, so I've been working on whatever inspires me instead of trying to force creativity on one. I guess than means maybe I'll have a whole bunch of new stuff all at once. I'm also thinking about bundling some of my current kits with their matching alphas and albums at a reduced cost if you buy the bundle.
I need to get working on a June wallpaper for Don. Not sure what I'm going to do for this one. Maybe something from our Myrtle Beach pictures from last summer. I'm a little sad that we won't be going this year.
Keep your eyes open, I'm working on a blog freebie. Hopefully by the end of the week.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Sweetheart Dreams

Sweetheart Dreams is finally in the store!

All the pieces from my stop in the C.H.U.G.S. Blog Train have made their way into a full kit. If you missed the train, or parts of it, I've put it on sale for 30% off through Sunday, May 17th.

Roses and hearts dash in and out and grow upon the vine. They dance joyfully, sing mysterious wonders of happiness and grow flowers to brighten our days. Full of hearts, flowers and swirls this kits is a must have for all your sweethearts. This kit is perfect for love, cute girls (your or old), or your perfect cuddly pets.
Contains: 8 Patterned Papers, 2 Bows, 1 Set of Brackets, 1 Brad, 1 Button, 2 Flowers, 1 Folder, 3 Frames, 1 Glitter Doodle, 1 Heart Chain, 1 Heart Journal Block, 1 Paperclip, 4 Ribbons, 1 Rolodex Card, 1 Crossed Staples, 1 Stick Pin, and 2 Tags
A special thank you to Ollie for helping with the description!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Checking in ...

I know, I know... I'm such a blogging failure these days. Ever since my creativity took a hike, I haven't been much of a blogger either. All I can say is I am trying and hope to get more balanced.

Here's hoping that everyone had a very happy Mother's Day! I really enjoyed my day. The boys made me breakfast (well after I made the homemade pancake batter for them). Rather than pick out flowers for the flowerbeds for me, they took me on Friday night to pick out some myself. I've been planting lots of perennials the past few years and don't plant near the number of summer annuals as I did. I got a gorgeous hanging basket, plants for another really neat hanging basket they got me the weekend before, some summer annuals and some new perennials. I need to take pictures of them. After breakfast they gave me some fun Mother's Day goodies. One of my favorites is this really cute cake pan from Williams Sonoma.

I can't wait to try it out. Doesn't it look like fun?
After that it was outside to play in the dirt. It was a gorgeous day and I managed to get all the flower beds cleaned out, all my seeds started in peat pots and about 1/3 of my planting done. We had to stop early to clean up and get ready to go to dinner. They took me to my favorite Italian place and Ollie drove us home from dinner. He's doing better and better, but I'm not sure I'm less nervous yet! LOL
Last night Ollie gave me the first installment of a story he's been writing. It's inspired by "I am Legend", but so far has a different twist. His writing is very imaginative and descriptive. I'm impressed. He's trying to decide now if he wants to drop his digital photography elective for next year and take a creative writing class instead. I hope to finish reading it tonight and will have to give my further review.
Ok, too many things to do today... hopefully I'll make it back here tomorrow!
Enjoy your day!

Friday, May 1, 2009

May 2009 Wallpaper

I loved the layout I picked for the scraplift so much this month that I decided to do it myself and modify it for Don's wallpaper for May. My two trees they gave me for Mother's Day last year are blooming right now. They are absolutely gorgeous! I love spring and all the beautiful flowers!

May 2009 ~ Scraplift Challenge

Join me at Digitals for this month's scraplift challenge! You can find the thread here.
Fabulous response to last months challenge! This is such a fun challenge to run, everyone is so creative and I love all the different takes on the layouts each month.

This month I chose a layout entitled "October Wedding" by the51mom. Of course I'm partial because she used one of my kits, but the colors are perfect for the wedding photos and really make them stand out. I love the focus on the large photo with the smaller photos on the side telling more of the story. Also the use and layering of different elements just bring it all together. I can see so many options for a scraplift on this one.

You can find this layout here. You can also find her gallery here. You will find tons of inspiration in her gallery, I know I see many layouts I'd like to take time and scraplift.

I hope you can find some inspiration in this layout to scraplift. Be sure to include at least three items by Digitals designers in your layout to be eligible for the prize.

When you've completed your layout, post it to the Scraplift Gallery, then come back and post a link to your page to this thread. This gives us all a chance to oooh and aaah over your layout. It will also help me to make sure that I don't miss sending out anyone's posting bonus.

Here is a preview of your prize this month.

Have fun and I can't wait to see what you do with this challenge!

NSD Week!!!!!!!!!

Don't walk, RUN to the Digitals store during our NSD Week! You won't believe the fun we have in store for you! It all starts May 1st and goes through May 8th. Here's what you can expect:

- 30% Off STORE-WIDE SALE *Sale excludes Advertising, Affiliates like Shutterfly and ACDSee, Gift Certificates, Grab bags, some services, some specially priced bundles, and classes.

- PERSONAL AND COMMERCIAL-USE GRAB BAGS - More than 20 grab bags with 3 brand new complete products in each! Its recession relief at only $3 for personal use bags, $7 for commercial use bags.

- The Digitals Designers are combining the NSD & MAY CHALLENGE KIT into one amazing ECLECTIC ELEGANCE MEGA KIT. You receive pieces of the kit by completing the monthly challenges as well as other activities during the NSD Celebration. Check out the monthly
FORUM CHALLENGES to earn pieces of the NSD Kit! Be sure and collect them all!

- Don't forget to check our FREE DOWNLOADS in the store throughout the event! And pick up the FREE DAILY CARD DOWNLOAD every day! Come back every day to get 8 wonderful cards created by Glenda Ketcham!

- Amanda Thorderson will present another one of her famous TREASURE HUNTS. Visit everyday during the celebration to hunt down a new piece and lots of other fun prizes!

- Beth Rimmer is hosting the
ART DOLL INSANITY CHALLENGE. Be sure and visit the forum for the free mini-kit to complete the Challenge and have a chance to win a prize! Not to mention Beth's Art Doll Chat where there will be even more give aways!

- Join Kathryn and Lynne for a wonderful BINGO GAME and a chance to win prizes!

- Check out our CROPS going on during the week. Our crops are full of great people, great fun and great prizes so don't miss them!

- Check out the ongoing SPONSOR LIST for many prizes to win and earn by attending the crops and playing the games!

- And in appreciation of your support and joining us here at Digitals for our NSD Celebration, we have created a
BLINKIE for you! Please wear it proudly and have a great time at our fabulous celebration!

See this forum for all the details.