Thursday, January 6, 2011

Now THATS more like it!!

If it's not one thing, its the other right? I just know I am happy to be able to blog again!! The last couple nights have drove me batty trying to get one in. The past couple nights my technique problems have been a feat to reckon with! First my ISP had uploading going at an extreme snail speed (we are talking 5kbs- SLOWER than dialup!!) Then anyone else have problem with blogger the last few nights? I would get the dashboard to load- but not this text interface to actually blog in UGH! I was trying last night and I feel asleep refreshing and waiting to blog - how sad is that? (Like face plant on the desk fall asleep LOL)

Its been a crazy start to the year, busy wise. This week has been full of doctors appointments, lawyer visits, court, taxes (preparing and sorting) back to school, I can't wait for tomorrow and this week to be over with! On the doctor side of things, everything is looking MUCH better for me, and we finally got results in for dad's bone density scan and marrow. We have seen two specialists this week (one more appointment tomorrow morning) and they are all looking at surgery now. I knew someday this would be coming, but I don't really know if he, or I for that matter, are prepared for all its going to take to be done. They have said that its pretty much just bone on bone now for both his ankle and knee, and pretty close to being the same at his hip. So now they are looking for good spots of bone for pins and areas to go in and  do replacements to get rid of the pain and mobility issues, and hopefully prevent extra wearing of the bone. Tomorrow we go in to see if there are good spots at the knee area to go into, and he gets molded for a splint for his leg. Dad is all ready for it, and acting rather enthused to have people finally talking about replacements- Me on the other hand, well I'm pretty sure I will be gray by the time this is all said and done. 

In the midst however, I have  managed to keep up with my resolutions AND my 365's!! HOW AWESOME IS THAT? After diving in, I did change up how I was going to tackle both projects though. Now my scrapping in done with my Lessons in Life book, and my journal is actual writing in an altered journal. I will take pics of my journal today so you all can see, I am rather proud of how it looks :) It makes me want to pick it up each night and write in it. Plus I realized just how relaxing it is to actually pick up the pen and paper and let the thoughts go. 

I really flubbed up the 12 days in a big way, so I am just throwing those out. I am far behind, plus we only had 4 days left... so we are just gonna call em gifts LOL. That way if tonight my net or blogger decides to be completely wonky, I won't feel so bad. Plus I plan on going beyond those 4 gifts. I figured at the end of each week I can make available some 365 tools and my pieces for my Lessons in Life book so that you too can all take the journey with me. So EVERY Friday, I will have a new 365 template, 7 predecorated Lessons in Life pages for you, and 7 either cards or wordart to coordinate with the project. That way we help keep each other on track :)  

Here are my first couple days (and also the first couple pre-deco pages that I will have for you all tomorrow)- I will put up an album in my gallery and link to it so that everyone can see. 

 
And here is the 6 Lessons in Life cards that are completed so far. After this week I will save the wordart pieces as well- so those wishing to use JUST the wordart for their layouts can do so. However, I figure at this rate- by the end of the year everyone will have a great inspirational set to use for holiday gifting. Like a full album of 4x6's, or print them out and bind them with jump rings to make a rolling inspiration desk item- O the ideas I have  :) LOL But ALL of these cards will be available tomorrow for download as well as the 12x12 predecorated pages (the pages I create just minus the journaling) 
And for today- I have a gift for you all as well :) Since I am kinda messed up the 12 days- I am going to go ahead and reveal this to you all. Still a 24 hour download, before it goes into the shoppe. 

 *Sorry link has expired*
note the download will be available until Jan. 7th 11:59 pm EST

 And for those that missed the last gifts- here is what was hiding inside: 


All gifts, and ALL Advent and 12 days items go directly into my shoppes (both personal and at ACOT) and are available for $1 for anyone wishing to pick up any missing pieces. The $1 price will end on the 10th!

Much love to you all! Happy scrapping and hope you all are having much luck and success with your resolutions and 365 journeys!
Until tomorrow....

41 comments:

happyscrapper said...

Thank you so much for the beautiful kit. I love the colors! I enjoy so much reading your posts. You are an inspiration to me. With all that you have on your plate, you still do your best to remain upbeat and positive. I look forward to following your journey this year. Hopefully, I will take the plunge and at least start a journal this year. Best wishes to your Dad.

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 4 post on Jan. 06, 2011. Thanks again.

Jennifer said...

Thank you so much for your continued generosity. Beautiful kits!

wahoolady said...

Thanks again for all your generosity! You really have spoiled us.
I wanted to thank you too for posting the information on the light show at the Courthouse. We're a couple hours north of it and made the trip last week to see it.. LOVED IT!! Will definitely plan to do it again next year - can't believe we hadn't heard of it before. Thanks and Happy New Year!

Peggy said...

Thanks! Chique N Shabby is a beautiful kit!

jls said...

You're cute. Thank you so much for your efforts on our behalf:)

Jewel said...

Thanks so much Liz! Love your pages so far, Im not sure if I can tackle the task of doing that kind of thing right now but I may just download and save them for future. I'm trying to get on top of so many projects right now it's not even funny! Have a great day!

Monica said...

Love it!!
Thanks :D

tamis3angels said...

My life is in such turmoil now that I can barely function, let alone journal. I appreciate your blog. It gives me encouragement. Thank you for the awesome gifts.

Leslie said...

Thank you for all those freebies over the last month! You are very generous. I missed days 4, 5, and 6 and was wondering if you can help me determine which kits they were in your store. When you posted 7 and 8, you only showed two kits open and then, well, my brain sort of shut down. I blame the holidays and my children. :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for sharing your work!

Cherbear said...

thank you

tiggconn said...

Thanks for the goodies. Love your 365 scrap ideas. I've always wanted to do one but never have.

HollyP said...

Thank you for the great kit!

Lainie said...

Your blog is so interesting and your creations are just beautiful. Thanks so very much.

TiggerRD said...

I love the new take on your journal for the year! So glad you're back online because I checked again and again and got worried about you!

I've been taking a photo a day, so proud of myself there. Not sure if I'll journal for each day too - more likely just a weekly summary if I get them all on a page.

Thanks SO much for the inspiration - big hugs to you!

Rylea said...

Hey girl, happy to hear your writing thoughts down on paper, it's good to ease the mind. And don't you know that gray hair is considered sexy? LOL and haircolor, your brand preference, is offered even in the grocery stores....so gray away LOL
thanks for the goodies, love it

Anonymous said...

i think your lessons in life cards are a great idea and would make a wonderful gift. thank you so much for sharing your talent with us!

Shuckclod said...

Thank you for another great kit. You are such a busy Girly. Glad your Dad has good news. Hopefully they will help him soon, and not prolong his pain. Take care...

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today [07 Jan 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot for this awesome kit :)

marsie55 said...

Fabulous!! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful work! xxx

benziengirl said...

Quite simply gorgeous! Thanks so much!

Barb said...

Thanks for the awesome goodies!!

Tami said...

Th♥nks for sharing your wonderful freebies!

KandiceD said...

Thank you for the Inspiration and for the lovely freebies. I have been using you journaling kit ever since you posted it and I'm keeping up with 365.

So~Inkin~Cute said...

Hi Sweetie!

I am so sorry for my absence!! LOL! I have had some major life issues lately. I am soooooooooooooooooooooo bummed that I have missed all this great stuff. I was on a ROLL grabbing all of the lovely gifts you prepared for your fans...that is until this last week when my life got all nuts on me.

I still want to continue to thank you for all you do for your fans. You are a top-notch kinda gal!

Hugs,
Candi

So~Inkin~Cute said...

I forgot to say.... I love your journaling. You are extremely articulate and I love reading your thoughts. You really do inspire ME to keep my journey (in journaling) going!

Diane said...

Hello & TY VVVV M!!

Waiting anxiously on the cards DL. I check in daily.

D =)

So~Inkin~Cute said...

I am dropping in to see how you were doing. I am axiously awaiting to see more of your Journal (if you share...which I think you said you were going to.)

You help keep me inspired, girl!

xx,
Candi

Linda Walton aka bobbysgirlforever said...

Liz love, I have been missing again since the beginning of the year and just breaks my heart to hear about your dad and I am hoping and praying that you ARE okay girlie.

I, personally, do not know how you find the time to keep up, but it shows great tenacity, loyalty and sheer determination, however, I still get concerned about you sweetheart.

I LOVE everything that you create. Always have. Always will! You not only have the "music" in you, but artistic ability all-the-way-around!

I've not had a chance to finish listening to all of your tunes, but what I've heard thus far, I love! You sing from your heart ... and, uhm, well yeah, your diaphragm too! ;)

Even when I am not about, you are in my thoughts and deep in my heart.

I am glad that you are taking some time away. Please don't stress over getting back sooner than you are humanly able to - it will hurt your health in the long run and I wish to see a healthy and vibrant Liz. :)

Sending lots of love, hugs and kisses over to you and the babes dear one <3

marsie55 said...

Hi Liz
OMG from Linda's post it sounds like things have not gone well for your Dad! I have kept checking back on your blog but haven't heard anything, and I was getting worried about you! You don't know me from a bar of soap, but I found your blog a couple of months ago, and have thoroughly enjoyed your blogging, and your very generous gifts. Just wanted to let you know that there are a lot of people "out here" whose lives you have touched, and I hope you are doing okay. You are in our thoughts regardless of whether you blog or give away stuff!! Sending hugs your way, Marsie, Adelaide, Australia. xxx

cosmictadpole said...

Ditto what Marsie said ;) Hope all is OK in your world, and please know that you are missed but we will be patient because your health, happiness and real life are what matter most. I'm pretty sure that I forgot to thank you for your most recent gift/s and words of wisdom, so thank you very much! Not just for the gifts but for the inspiration as well.

marsie55 said...

Hi, Sending more more more hugs!! Hoping you are okay ... Marsie, Adelaide, Australia. xxx

So~Inkin~Cute said...

Hi Liz,

Just dropping by...you're blog is in my "favorites" bar, which are blogs that I visit daily, or regularly. I know you haven't posted in a while, and I hope that you're doing okay. Whatever is going on in your life - your friends, fans and internet buddies are thinking of you. You're such a sweet girl and you are most definitely in my prayers. I, as others have said, am glad you're taking time away, I have often said that I have NO IDEA how you do all that you do.

Nevertheless, I hope and pray that you're okay.

xx,
Candi

marsie55 said...

Hi from Marsie .. thinking of you, and hoping you are okay! xxx

KandiceD said...

I just wanted to wish you a Happy Valenine's Day to and your family. I hope every things alright!

Linda Walton aka bobbysgirlforever said...

Okay my sweet Lizzy girl. You've got this Mama getting very concerned about you honey.

Please just let us know that you are okay. If you are feeling anything like I do when I'm overwhelmed with "life" away from digiscrap, I tend to shut down. I understand that, completely. I also understand that I may be way off base, but darn girl, you know I care about you like one of my own.

We don't need anything from you sweetness ... just a word or two letting us know how everyone is. My heart has been heavy for you as I KNOW you have A LOT on your plate.

Sending you MEGA doses of love. Please let me know if I can be of assistance to you in any way ... please.

XOXO

Jewel said...

I've been worried about you too Liz. I know life gets crazy, believe me. I truly hope you are OK, and please know we are all thinking of you.

marsie55 said...

Hi, Just dropping by to see how you were doing .. I have been by a couple of times in between & saw you hadn't been on! Wanted to let you know we haven't forgotten you. xxx

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