Sunday, September 28, 2008

Pumpkined out....before October??

Has it really been 2 weeks since I posted? Man, life just gets in the way sometimes! Things have been crazy around our house - Bennett and I had a fun trip to DC with an amazing time at the fancy parties at the French ambassador's residence (very pretty mansion on Embassy Row), a fabulous time touring Mt. Vernon and learning more about George Washington - the more I learn about him and our other founders, the more I am convinced of my Libertarian (i.e. get the government out of my life, off my back & out of my wallet!!) leanings....but I digress....

Click HERE or on preview to download

As you know, one of my many passions (obsessions?) is all the amazing digi goodness you can find on the web and the wonderfully generous people that create all of it. I am constantly awed by how talented people are and the beautiful stuff that they share. But - I have to admit that even though it is not even October, I'm getting a little burned out on the Halloween kits. All the pumpkins, ghosties, goblins, and stuff are really cute....but I have all I could ever use for the rest of my life!!

So, I'm jumping the gun and I made a Thanksgiving kit! You get the 6 grungy papers today and I'll post the coordinating 3 alphas a few days from now and then the elements & stuff a few days after that. As always, I'm kind of new at this so any and all comments, suggestions, helpful hints, etc. are always welcome. CU is fine - just please give me credit. Speaking of credit - I have to give a shout out to Atomic Cupcake for her amazing actions that I used to create the alphas and to Sugarplum Paperie for her fabulous dirty overlay that I used to give the papers the grungy feel.

Enjoy the papers & check bck in a few days for the alphas and the elements. Take care!

Friday, September 12, 2008!

Ok - time for another template - gotta love that glitter!! This is a layered .psd template so you can move stuff around and add or delete as you wish. Enjoy!

Just a note on 9/11.....I know that it was a couple of days ago....but every day is one that we should remember and give thanks for those work and sacrifice everything - even their lives - to keep us safe. I had the joy of being at the Atlanta Braves game on 9/11 (it was home school day at the there a joke there somewhere?) and they had this really cool ceremony honoring al the first responders - police, firefighters, paramedics, etc. It ended with a flyover by F-18 Hornet jets...I think I still have goose bumps!

So - how did you spend 9/11? Click HERE (or on preview) to download.

This weekend is crazy - flag football game, a homeschool family picnic, a Cub Scout swimmimg party, a birthday party...and somewhere in all this we need to get the hose clean, the yard mowed, the laundry caught up & everything ready to leave the kids with my mom for 5 days....yeah, right. Pray for our sanity!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

That went so well...why not try a template?

Wow - my first venture as a "public"digi scrapper went pretty well! Thank you all so much for the kind words - both about my venture into creating digi stuff as well as my crazy family....don't'll hear more about them later....

So - how about a template? Thanks to the awesome Jessica Sprague, I was encouraged to create my own templates (along with my fellow classmates). This template is my first attempt for any to share - be gentle!! Special shout-out and thank-you to Atomic Cupcake for her amazing distressed edge action - run, don't walk, to the Atomic Cupcake website and gather as many cool actions as you can - they take digi scrapping to whole new levels.

So - for the DigiMeg Template #1 with Circles & Distressed Edges, either click on the preview above or you can get it HERE. I'd love to hear what you think - cheers, jeers, and helpful hints all welcome - I'm new at this - just been at it since June '08 and I know I have a lot to learn.

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend - I'm going to drive to my parents' house to pick up my daughter (she spent the week with Granny & Papa) so I'll be in car a bunch - away from the laptop (bummer!).

Take care, Meg

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Family should be a 4-letter word

Like the alpha? Love the gold & the glitter & the fun symbols?? Keep reading!

OK - just got back from a long w/e with my entire family: parents, my sister (and her husband & 2 kids), my brother (and his wife and 10 mos old). On the surface, it seemed like a nice time - we stayed at my parents' lake house and got to visit....oh, if it were just that easy....let's just say that passive-aggressive and loose grips on reality do NOT mix well with 7 glasses of wine. The highlight of the weekend was when my dear, sweet, little sister hurled a ceramic vase at me because I had the nerve to actually answer one of her questions (yes, it was to me) in a direct and honest fashion. She missed....may have had something to do with the 2 bottles of wine mixed with all the "do not drink while on this medication" pills she's on.....guess the truth DOES hurt! For those of you who know me...I was nice and not my sometimes snarky self.


Enough happiness......guess what??? I made an alpha!! Check out my digi goodness - you can get it by clicking HERE or on the preview pic itself. Gotta love the glitter!! I just love the DigiFree Blogspot - check it out HERE - so I thought I'd make something to share, too. So - thank you all the wonderful people at DigiFree - this one's for you!

Hint - this is a .png file with all the characters on one page - takes up less space & is easier to work with on digi layouts (thanks to Jessica Sprague for teaching me that very cool trick....up close & in person, no less!) Let me know if you have any trouble with it.... Like everybody else, if you use it, please credit - thanks!

Have a wonderful week...I'll touch back soon with more digi goodness......take care, Meg