Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Announcements, Sassy Lil Sketches, Free Vintage Get Well Image

Hi everyone, how's your week going? Great I hope! I have lots of information to share today, so I'm just going to jump right in.

First, I'd like to apologize to anyone who's had trouble accessing the web shop. Storms have just been beating us down and I always take it down when a storm comes through. Today more storms are predicted but then we're supposed to be in about a 5 day stretch of good weather. Yeah!

Second, I was asked to be the July sponsor over at Sassy Lil Sketches . It should be a lot of fun, so make sure you check it out and plan on playing along. The sketches will be available on the July 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th.

Third, have you seen the new cut outs, Flower Babies 1 and Flower Babies 2? They are just the cutest! They're available in my ebay and etsy shops.

Fourth, in the very near future I will be retiring these CDs, Christmas Volumes 1, 2, 3 and 4. Quit honestly these are some of my earliest attempts with the CDs. I have been wanting to reorganize and improve these CDs for a while and I've almost completed that process. Once I've finished, I'll retire the originals. So if you've been keeping an eye on them with the intent to purchase in the future, you need to act now. At the moment all of these CDs are only available in the etsy and web shops.

Lastly, the free image. This week I decided to share an image from a get well card. Isn't she just the cutest? I love her swirly top and striped pants.. lol. I thought she would also be great for a "job well done" card, so I included a modified version without the blood pressure cuff. Make sure you double click on the images before you save them.

That's it for now, so.....

Have a great week, full of smiles!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Free Vintage Bird House Image

Hi everyone are you having a great week? Our weather has still been pretty bad. Lots of afternoon thunderstorms and loads and loads of rain. We had another gully washer yesterday. Once again all the viaducts flooded and believe it not, people still try and drive through it and of course their cars wound up stuck in the middle. You'd think they'd know by now that it's not a smart thing to do. We're supposed to have a sunny day today but rain's projected to start again on Friday.

Anyway, I'm in the mood for something cheerful and what's more cheerful than a birdhouse with beautiful flowers. So I thought I'd share this gorgeous bird house from a Vintage Birthday Greeting card. Hopefully, you're not getting all the rain we've had but if you are... maybe this will help a little. Make sure you double click on the image before you save it.

I sure hope you have a dry week, full of smiles!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Free Vintage Image - Bon Voyage

How's everyone doing? Great I hope! Are you planning a vacation for this summer? We don't have any plans for a trip. We've been trying to figure out when we could fit one in but it looks like just about every weekend has something going on. So it's going to be tough to schedule something. I would love to at least get in a week of camping with the grandkids.

Have you ever taken a cruise? I haven't but I know lots of people who have. I'm convinced that the cruises of today are primarily big tourist traps.

Did you know that Germany lead the way for developing the huge cruise ships. Also, that Germany gave America and Britain cruise ships as reparations for World War 1? Prior to 1920 transatlantic ships mostly carried supplies and immigrants. But in the 1920 to 1940 time frame, rich American passengers replaced the immigrants. The ships catered to the rich and famous. They enjoyed luxurious settings featuring elegant food and on-board activities like swimming pools and tennis courts.

It was a big deal back in those days to take a voyage on a ship. The event was truly celebrated with pre-cruise parties and welcome back celebrations. I can just imagine the excitement and anticipation that preceded the voyage.

Today I'd like to share an image from a Bon Voyage card. I love the color combination and the composition of this card. I've included several renditions so that you can either use it as a Bon Voyage card or for some other project that you may have in mind. Make sure you double click on the image before you save it.

This is the last week for the CD sale on etsy and ebay . You can pick any three CDs for $22.50. That's a huge $7.47 savings!

I hope you're having a great week, just plumb full of smiles!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Contest Winners

I hope everyone had a fantastic holiday weekend. We had a blast but of course we ate tooooooo much but it sure was fun!

The BBTB2 contest has ended and was won by Kris L. I just loved her take on the beach scene. Congratulations and great job Kris! Now all you need to do is pick out your cut outs from Here or Here and email either Heather or I with your selections and we'll get them emailed to you.

And the winner of the 5 sets of cut outs from my blog is.......

Congratulations Roxx, now you need to pick your five sets from Here or Here and email me with your selections and I'll get the cut outs emailed to you.

A big thanks to everyone that played along on the BBTB2 blog and the PLV blog! I sure hope your week is going great and that it's just full of smiles.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Free Vintage Image, BBTB2 Challenge and Second Chance to Win

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I'm so excited! One of my most favorite sites, BBTB2 , is having a challenge using my images. The DT is so AMAZING and CREATIVE! I love each and every one of their wonderful projects. The prize for the challenge is a choice of any 5 Cut Outs from Here or Here

And because I'm so excited, I thought I'd add to the prize and give you a second chance to win! Now, how great is that? For the second chance, all you have to do is comment on this entry and sign up to be a follower to my blog by midnight CST June 1st and you'll be entered for a chance to win a choice of any 5 Cut Outs from Here or Here The winner will be randomly selected.

So here's the images which are to be used for the BBTB2 challenge. Make sure you double click on the image before you save it. Visit the BBTB2 blog for all the details and rules for the BBTB2 challenge. You have until June 1st to complete the challenge.

Don't forget the sales that I have going on etsy and ebay . You can pick any three CDs for $22.50. That's a huge $7.47 savings! Hurry, I'll only have the sale going for a short time!

Have a great day full of smiles!