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Monday, September 29, 2008

Well, well, well...

It seems as though I have been nominated for an award, from Designs by Mel !
I want to thank her for this award.., I love her blog, too, she has some nice freebies there, as well as previews for some of the kits she has for sale.

I'm supposed to nominate seven other blogs for this award, but I just got this, so I don't have time right now to think of seven other blogs to choose (Can I just choose ALL the scrapbooking blogs?--lol!) so I'll have to give this some thought. I was supposed to nominate blogs for another award I got, and never got around to that, so I'll have to try to do better this time. Hopefully, I'll get them picked out by the weekend.


Sunday, September 28, 2008

Paul Newman

In memory of Paul Newman.

By the way, the hurricane will not hit Maine directly, it's going to Canada (a hurricane in Canada??). We are getting rain though, and there have been flood warnings for much of the state today.

Saturday, September 27, 2008


Just a nice liitle quote for today. I love this one, so sweet. And it is from Socrates, one of the greatest minds of all time.

FYI--depending on how things go around here, I may or may not be posting anything tomorrow. Can you believe that a hurricane may hit Maine tomorrow???? It may just sideswipe us, but either way, they are predicting a lot of rain tomorrow, maybe some power outages. We almost never get hurricanes in Maine! Could be interesting.


Sunday, September 21, 2008

Another post from me today!

And that means another freebie!

Oooh...I made a big mistake. I went and bought Kim B's special commercial use anniversary grab bag at DSO. TONS of stuff for $19! I've been thinking about making a kit using colors from this picture, and this kit was just the incentive I needed. My working title was "September Morn", but then I dropped the "morn", so now it is just "September". I love how the colors of Septemeber are kind of faded and soft, just at the end of summer, but not yet quite fall, either. I used all stuff from Kim's anniversary grab bag for this kit. Hope you enjoy it.

Taking your hand

Another request. I like this... comes from a Faith Hill/Tim McGraw song. (listen to the song on my playlist)

Saturday, September 20, 2008

If it ain't broke....

Today's wordart is another request that I had sent to me over the summer. I hope you like it. I got the inspiration from a commercial for a car. On the ad, the letters in the "boxed" word (on mine, it's "broke") are each a different color. I this think this one would be cute if the letters were colored to match the layout you are doing.

It's kind of ironic that I'm posting this wordart today. The reason I only posted one wordart last weekend is because, well, my daughter broke her arm. Her husband had Army reserve training that weekend, so I had to go stay with her and help her out on Sunday. This is her 3rd broken arm. Considering that we are only born with two arms, that's quite a feat! LOL. Any way, this arm, she had broken just above the elbow when she was in kindergarten (she was swinging on a neighbor's fence). Her left arm was broken in fifth grade while playing on a slide at another friend's house. The biggest problem that time was that the arm pretty much "froze" in a bent position, and has been that way ever since. We tried an operation at one of the leading children's hospitals in the nation, and we even tried the Shriners, but nothing worked-- and no, it is not psychological, it is physical.

So... this past weekend, she was taking out the trash, tripped on a wire in the garage, and broke (you guessed it!) her right elbow! Now she is stuck with two bent elbows. She can't do much of anything, really. They did a CT scan last night, and she goes back to the doctor's next week to find out what they are going to do for her. They want to make she she completely recovers the use of this arm, since it is her "good arm".

Maybe I should make a wordart of "Oops, I did it again!" LOL If I didn't laugh, I'd cry! Someday she'll look back on this and laugh, too. I hate to admit it, but it is kind of funny watching her try to do things.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Now that Pooh is done, what do I do?

Before I embark on my next series, I want to get some requests that came in during my Pooh series that I really should post to share with you all. Here is one of the ose requests. Hope you enjoy it.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

"Final" Pooh quote in the series

Well, this is it...the end of the "Pooh" series. I've had a lot of fun making them, but it's time to move on and make other word arts. Of course, it's not really the end... I may post some more Pooh and A A Milne quotes in the future still. It's hard to go wrong with Pooh. :)

I mentioned yesterday that I got a tag and an award this summer, but I never got around to doing anything about them. I got tagged by and I got an award from

So, now for seven random things about myself:
1) I have very little feet (hence the name "liitlefootprints")-- they are adult size 5, kids size 3, and I can get great bargains at the New Balance factory outlet sales when I go because of this. :)
2) I was born in the same hospital as Patrick Dempsy (yes, Dr McDreamy). Unfortunately, it wasn't the same day or the same year.
3) I love my cat. She can sit on her hind paws and beg just like a dog.
4) I have met many "famous" people, but if I mentioned all I have a connection to, it would take you forever to read it all, plus, you could probably figure out where I live within a mile of my house. I'd prefer to say I generically come from Maine.
5) My Junior High Sunday School teacher was in a Stephen King movie. (blink, and you'd miss him)
6) My favorite clothes are my old oversized t-shirts and my knit shorts-- in the winter it's my sweats.
7) My favorite food of all is CHOCOLATE!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Boy, have I been a bad blogger!

Wow, it seems like forever since I've been on my blog woith a new post and word art-- I must apologise for this! Can you forgive me?

I just got caught up in actually doing things this summer (once my migraines settled down a bit) and I didn't get back to my blog. I was also having some trouble with my PSE5--for some weird reason, my lettering was all cramming together, and I tried everything to make it right. AARRGGH! I finally broke down and bought PSE6, and so now I can make my word arts again.
(Yay!) Of course, now Adobe has announced they are taking preoreders for PSE7. Although, I have to admit, I am thinking about saving up to get the full Photoshop. Can we say "cha-ching"?
I wanted to check out the free one month trial from Adobe, but of course, I couldn't get that to download right, so ....

Anyway, I made two word arts for you, and put them into the same file. They kinda describe my summer! The quote is a John Lennon classic, from his song "Beautiful Boy"-- did any of you see "Mr Holland's Opus"? The fonts I used are "John Lennon" and "Johnyokonysm" --(how appropiate.)

Tomorrow I plan on posting my final Pooh Quote. I'll be sad to see this series go, but it's time to explore other quotes-- there are so many millions more quotes to go! LOL-- I also have a couple of quote requests that came in during my Pooh series that I really must get those posted too.

Well, hopefully I'll be back here tomorrow! (oh yeah-- I got tagged and got an award this summer--I'll get to those on my next post, since this post is already too long!)