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Hi everyone! Thank you for visiting my Blog. I love gardening. I love being a Creative design Artist for some awesome Designers. I truly do enjoy helping them out. It gives me an opportunity to try and learn new things. It also gives me a chance to make things that I can share as freebies with all of you. I hope you enjoy what I make.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

New Printables by Scrapbookingdom and Freebie

Deanne Gow-Smith from Scrapbookingdom is now offering A4 size printable files.  Print at home on your own printer or have them printed for you and use in your traditional scrapping or why not try decoupage?

Check out some of the Kits now offered.

Check out my newest freebie by clicking on the preview.


Thursday, April 7, 2016

Gardening, chitter chatter and a new Cruise Kit by Scrapbookingdom and Freebie

Last year I discovered a method of gardening called Straw Bale Gardening.  Well, let me tell you, it seemed very strange to me, but intrigued me at the same time.  I haven't planted a traditional garden in several years.  Once I retired I had the time to dedicate to things I had long ago let go of.  I signed up for the Master Gardening Class in 2014.  I completed and passed the course.  I found it to be extremely interesting and enlightening.  I immediately volunteered for every possible opportunity to complete my volunteer responsibilities as quickly as possible.  In doing so I met lots of new people, attended lots of events and learned lots of new tips and tricks.  I highly recommend the Master Gardener Program to anyone who loves to grow.  Through these new adventures I ran across articles about Straw Bale Gardening.

My family thought I had gone senile, lol.  I started my seeds inside.  I have never done that before.  I so enjoyed this process.  I purchased the items I needed to make my straw bale garden.  I started with ten bales.  I prepared my spot, set up the bales, added the trellis and waited for the right time to start.  My neighbors were curious about what on earth I was doing.  I explained it to them and they eagerly watched as time went by.

Here is my original setup with the ten bales. This was before I put up the trellis.

Here is a picture after I added the trellis and added two additional bales for tomatoes.  By this time I have planted the bales and discovered I did not have enough room to plant everything I had grown from seeds.

Here are some pictures well into the season.  Guess what?  Straw Bale Gardening works and I am hooked.  It is the easiest and most successful garden I have ever planted.

I am doing a larger garden this year!
Now on to scrapping!

Deanne Gow-Smith from Scrapbookingdom has just released a fabulous and fun kit called Cruise.  Pop over to her Etsy Store to check it out and see all of her gorgeous kits.

Here are some pages I made using this fun Kit.


Here is a freebie Background Paper I made for you.  Click on the Preview to download.


Thursday, March 24, 2016

Farm Stay by Deanne Gow-Smith and Freebie

Deanne Gow-Smith from Scrapbookingdom has just released a fun filled kit called Farm Stay.  Love farms and animals?  This is the Kit for you.  Pop over to her Etsy Store and check it out.

Check out some pages I made with this fun Kit.


Click on the preview to grab my new Freebie.  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Lila Digital Kit by Scrapbookingdom and Freebie

Deanne Gow-Smith is now sole owner of Scrapbookingdom.  Her longtime partner Kaye Savic has t.decided to retire.  We will all miss Kaye very much,  She is extremely talented.

Deanne has just released a new Kit called Lila.  Blues and purples, gorgeous!  Pop over to her Etsy Store to check it out.

Here are some pages I made with this gorgeous new Kit.


Here is a Personal Use Freebie Paper for you.  Thank you for stopping by to see me today!  Click on Preview to download.


Friday, February 5, 2016

My new Hobby - Julie Nutting Doll Stamps

I have discovered a new passion for an old pastime.  Paper Dolls!  Julie Nutting has a line of very cute doll stamps.  I am playing around with some stamps I purchased.  Here are some things I have made.

I used the Dita stamp for this tag.

This tag was made using the Tasha stamp.

 This is a Birthday Card I made for my great grandson using the Toby stamp.

I am enjoying discovering a new sense of creativity with these stamps and projects.

Puppy Dog Pals by Scrapbookingdom and Freebie

Deanne and Kaye have put together such a cute Kit this time called Puppy Dog Pals.  Check out their Store on Etsy.  Sign up for their Newsletter on their Blog and you will receive lots of fabulous freebies.

Here are some pages I made with this gorgeous kit.

Ready for Valentines Day?  Grab my Freebie and add to your Valentine pages.  Click on the preview to download.


Monday, January 18, 2016

Scrapbookingdom New Kits, Great Special Offer and Freebie

Deanne and Kaye from Scrapbookingdom just released two fabulous new Kits.  Papillon and Say Not Farewell are being co-released. As a special offer for a limited time, if you purchase both of these Kits you will get three Kits of your choice free.  Do not miss out on this great offer.


Here are some pages I made with these gorgeous Kits.

Here is a Freebie for your enjoyment.  Click on the preview to download.