Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year and a Riddle

We have a new year upon us. A clean slate on which to write our hopes and dreams. A chance to glimpse at where we have been and where we're headed.
An opportunity to look at life through fresh eyes. Isn't it fun to be able to wipe that slate clean each year? Today begins the next chapter of your life. You being the main character and all, get to have all of the fun! What will your story be? What discoveries will you make along the way? I'm intrigued.

This week's challenge at Inspiration Avenue was to reflect on 2010 and looking forward to 2011 in relation to our art, we were to give a glimpse of where our art will take us by next New Yeaers Eve.
I plan on continuing my photography. And that means going out and exploring my new city. I hope to learn how to use Photoshop to make some fun things with my photos. I am working on ideas to make my blog a more fun place to visit. I have a few ideas up my sleeve (rubbing hands together and smiling). =o)
Here's a riddle to start the new year off right. The answer will be posted tomorrow, Sunday evening EST time.

A man was at a bar feeling poor he sees a rich man take 50's out his pocket to pay the cashier.The poor man says to the rich man "I know all the songs known to man." The rich man laughed and said,"I bet you all the money in my pocket that you can't sing a song with my daughter's name in it, Sarah Lee Greyson." The poor man went home rich and the rich man went home poor. What song did the man sing?
Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Happy New Year friends! I wish for you a new year filled with blessings of good health, happiness, good times and prosperity.

Template Designer Help and my newest journal

This journal was ordered and created for a Photographer. This one was so much fun to create, as I had access to some wonderful cardstock with all sorts of photography terminology and images. As you all know I love photography and so that made this even more fun to make.

So as I mentioned 2 posts back I was frustrated with suddenly not being able to use the template design tool here on blogger any more. So I went to blogger's help area and found that others having the same problem needed to upgrade to Firefox 3.6, so then I googled how to do that and I am sharing it here. It is super easy.
1. Log into Firefox 2. Click on Help in your toolbar 3. Click on Check for Updates 4. Install Updates 5. Log out and back into Firefox and your template designer will be there in all its' glory. Yay!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Custom Anniversary Journal

Here is one of the journals I made for a couples' 38th year anniversary. I was asked to use the colors I chose. It is to be used for a journal and a photo album so I included pockets with several different pieces of folded cardstock and tags for the journaling or slipping in a photo. I added their initials to the cover and hand wrote in y finest script a poem from their friends inside the front cover. I will show you the others I made in the next couple of posts.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Help...Template Designer

Update: I upgrade to Firefox 3.6 and I have my template designer back. Whoot. It is easy to do. You simply log onto Firefix and then click on the Help button at the top of the page and then Check for Updates, then Install now. When you log back into Firefox after the install it will be good as new. Yay!
Helppp...I cannot get the Template Designer to load half of the time. It just sits there and the dots keep rolling under the B. I want to change the colors of all of my text throughout my blog. This happens to me about 85% of the time. Does anyone else have trouble with the Template Designer tool loading, or is it just lucky old me?

Friday, December 24, 2010

Monday, December 13, 2010

I'm behind!

The halls are not decked in our home. I usually have it all festive by now but this year we are empty nesters and with shift work, I have not had the energy to go down to the garage and bring up all of the Christmas storage bins. Shame on me! We do not even have a tree yet. As soon as we get it up this year it will be time to take it down.
I have been visiting your blogs though and they are all decked out with Christmas decor posts and leave me longing to share my own. I did manage to make a few Christmas banners for my shop.
I bought these cute snowmen for my kids. I buy them an ornament every year so when they have a tree of their own they will have all of their ornaments from childhood. It's also fun to reminisce over when they rec'd this one or that one and why that one was chosen, etc. Yes, I am a sentimental fool.

Well good news, as soon as I reopened my shop I received 3 custom orders for my journals. So that was nice. I will share pics of them later. I just finished writing out my Christmas cards and need to drop them off at the post office so at hopefully they will get there by Christmas. Ugh, I am so behind this year!I hope you all are way ahead of me.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Bah-Humbug you say...

These two lovely bloggers have a very generous giveaway going on. I am only sharing this with you because I love you all. Cuz' if I'm being honest, I really want to win one of these babies! They are giving away 5 different fun stockings full of all sorts of goodies! So go check 'em out.
If you are like me while shopping for others during this holiday season I always see something I would love for myself, on sale, and I am not able to buy it because I am buying for others. I have a friend who buys 1 or 2 things for someone and if she really likes it throws in one for herself. She cracks me up. She says two for them, one for me, one for so and so, one for me and so on. So anyway, if you want a chance to win one of these awesome stockings, go here.