Tuesday, April 28, 2009

A Couple Layouts - and A Couple of Gifts

Whew - I have actually been a bit on the busy side here of late. I decided to do some spring cleaning out in our guest cabin. It doubles as storage (one room). I decided it is time to get rid of some of the things we have not even looked at in 3 years. Makes sense to me. I have had to have a fire going in the wood stove because winter has returned - and I am not so sure it will ever leave!!!! It is not even 40 degrees yet today, and it may not even get there. OK, so I will quit whining. I keep saying two words over and over in my head ("Snow Pack"). But it really is almost May, and Eila needs MORE vitamin D!!!! OK OK, I guess I just wasn't quite finished whining.

Moving on. MY BOOK IS ON THE WAY!!!! WOO HOO!!! I should have it in my hot little hands by the end of the week. I am so excited to see the fruits of my labor. I am posting just a couple more layouts because they are done using kits from some of the designers I so greatly admire, and I wish to give them credit... and a huge THANK YOU!!!!
This first set was done using a number of designs:
LEFT PAGE ~ Creative Memories (background)
Squiggly elements, bluebird, and giraffe ~ my buddy Crops - Crops2Dawn - pop over to see her, and tell her Thanks for all she does!!! She RAWKS!
Wordart by hilleke at Scrap Depot
RIGHT PAGE ~Creative Memories for the border text - the beach alpha and background is from Vicki A Work In Progress - from her Beach Holiday kit that was featured in Scrap N Art last July (I believe). She has a fairly new store... ~ Scrap That Idea ~ You can buy "her store" (the kits she currently has for a mere $30.00 - so go check it out (the offer is expiring fairly soon!!!) I have shopped there, and cannot wait to play with some of my new stuff... Was my boy just too cute or what - hence the wordart I chose to use LOL!

This one is from a kit from Mrs Miles' HEART STRINGS MINI KIT. She does some of the most beautiful work. This matches a page I had previously done - it is the opposite page in the book - you would have to go back a few posts for the other side. Thank you so much Mrs Miles. This is on of my fav all time kits. I guess because of the passion Boy and I both have for music. So pop over to her place an say "hi".

The next one was made using Barbara ~ Just Passing Through's Colorful Grunge Kit. She is a great designer, and works very hard for us - so if you snag any of her work, be sure to say a heartfelt thank you!!!

Oh GOSH!!!! I almost forgot (not really). I just happened to make a couple QPs using that very kit.

I tried to take into account those with slower downloads... so I broke it into two parts. Enjoy!
Oh yeah, and if it is not too terribly much of a bother, would you mind leaving a quick thank you if you do download. You of coarse are not obligated to do so, but it is just good manners, and I appreciate the feed back.
You can pick up the first one here
and the second one here
I really must sign out... I have a care package to put out for a friend who is going through a bit of a rough patch... Hoping to send a smile.
Ciao everyone!!! Hope it is sunny where you are cuz it sure isn't in Montana!!!


Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That's great! I've also been quite busy lately...



Crops said...

Ya know, its sooo cool thinking that something I made is gonna be in YOUR books forever....well, maybe thats not a good thing....lol But it sure makes me feel good! Now onto those QP's... WOWWEEEE they are FANTASTIC!!! I have the perfect photos for them. So I thank you very much for them!!!!!

Gotta go play, where the heck is Vikki???? She get lost at the casino....come on, gotta get her to join!!! LOL
Chat with ya later!

txbubbles said...

Finally got a chance to drop by, I am swamped with the end of our fiscal year. I love your book! It is going to be AWESOME!!! I'm looking forward to seeing more pages. And yes...I did lose something at the casino, my big 'ole butt!!! Yoville is looking better all the time! LOL!
Big hugs,

Cicero Sings said...

I hope your book looks fantastic ... after all that hard work. I'd be so impatient if I were you ... watching the mailbox like a hawk.

I don't scrapbook but almost you folk convince me to give it a try ... but nah, it is springtime and there are outside things to do.

nancy said...

Wow Eila, You done a good job on those LO's. It was in the Mid-80's and the upper 70's here in New york State. I hope you have a good week. Nancy

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Anne of Alamo said...

I am vowing to sit down in May and do my 2008 book for printing...I resize to 8x8 and add journalling..I have layouts done, just need to put it together, you have inspired me, my friend!
my kids giggle at your pictures, they really think it would be "waaay cool" to have buffalo and turkeys right there, and they ate elk last night and pondered seeing what they ate...the girls said, no cause then the elk would be a pet...ha ha

Melanie said...

Great QP's! Thanks so much! I'm always wanting a quickie for something or other and these will be perfect for a lot of occasions.

Have you spent all your winnings at Yoville yet? Wow! Still can't believe you go all 3 7's. Looks like Croppie got over her "mad" and is talking to you again. LOL!

It's been in the 90's here all week......until today. Now it's wet and was 57 at noon. And my arthritis is acting up again because of the rain. Can't you keep this cold weather over there? LOL!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the beautiful QP's.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Scrapbook Freebies Search List, under the Quick Page(s) post on May. 29, 2009. Thanks again.

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