Sunday, November 27, 2016

NEWS

Well I had started a News Years Kit.. But I am afraid I do not have the heart right now to work on it. So I will not be able to get one out this year..  My beloved Dog of 13 years Teddy Passed Away Saturday Nov the 26 at 2:30 pm. And I am not handling it very well at all. I cry every time I walk through my house. Cause Teddy was always right behind me every where I went in this house.  Or he was laying close by my chair. He was truly my shadow in this house. My heart is so broken. He suddenly got sick with what we thought was a simple tooth infection. And also that his eye was swollen and red. But when they put him to sleep to work on him they found a large hematoma in the top of his mouth that ran down into this throat.  They said it was 50/50 chance the medication would clot it and that he would heal. The Vet said she would not recommend surgery at his age they would be reluctant to do it. Because of the fact that his life expectancy was only 12 to 15 years and he was 13 years old.   Well They said he also had glaucoma in his eye. Well the Vet was suppose to order some medicine to help relieve his eye. But when I called Tuesday  for a second time they still did not have it. Instead she goes we just need to remove the eye.. Well that made me angry. I had been using this vet for 13 years and I trusted them up until she said that about his eye. So I called and made him an appointment to see another Vet. Had I kept listening to the other Vet they would have removed his eye for no reason. The New Vet took one look at my dog and knew he had an infection and tested his eye he did not have glaucoma either. They then did blood work to confirm what she though. She found he was anemic and did indeed have a bad bacteria infection. She could not believe the other Vet missed that. We were told he most likely had a blood disorder also. But they felt they needed to get the infection under control before it got septic. He was due back at the Vet on Monday For more testing and for us to get results on the blood work. That Vet called every day to check on Teddy. Teddy seemed to be responding to the medication to clot his blood and heal the hematoma. He had stopped the hacking he was doing. He was eating soft food really well. But suddenly Saturday he started hacking and acting as if he was choking. We called the emergency clinic to make sure they were open and they would have a Vet in. But before we could  get him to the Car He yelped and the hematoma ruptured and my beloved Teddy was gone all within a few minutes time.  I am just so in shock at how fast it all happened.  My heartache will mend with time.. But My home will always be so very empty with out him here. I take comfort in knowing he is not suffering any more. And that he is once again beside his best Friend Rocky who passed away Dec, 10 2013. They are buried side by side on a good friends Land. My poor Gizmo has been lost all day also. He laid by me in my chair most of the Day which is unusual for him. He usually wants to lay on the Couch with Chris but not today. I do worry about him when the day comes we all need to be gone at the same time. He always gets whiny when someone leaves this home. And has separation issues. When we all had to leave he would curl up right by Teddy's side. And now he will not have Teddy to do that with. 

Thursday, November 17, 2016

SUGARPLUM DREAMS CHRISTMAS FREEBIE

As promised here is my Christmas Kit Freebie for you. It has 139 elements, 8 frames and 21 Papers. Not all elements are shown in the previews. I hope you enjoy creating with it.. Download links are below Previews. 

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Friday, November 4, 2016

UPDATE NOV 16

Just a few Lines to let you know what is going on with my Christmas Kit. I have got the kit ready all but the Preview..  The kit will be Full of Elements, Papers and Frames as always, However due to something going on with Dog Teddy who is 12 years Old I will not be able to
do a full preview. I will put some samples of things that show of the colors and some of what to expect to find in it.. But it will not be a full blown Preview.  So Hopefully within in the next couple of days I will have it on my blog But that all depends on how things go. Today I have to watch my Dog closely.

My dog has been sick for a about 3 weeks. Actually with 2 different things.. But we got a little bad news yesterday..What we thought was and Abscess was not.  I could tell the Vet was very shocked by what she found and flat said she had never heard of or come across a Hematoma like he had. That it is more or less 50/50 as to whether the hematoma will clear up on it's on or not with the medication she sent home.  Another thing she had never seen blood drawn over an hour ago that still Looked as if she had just been drawn it. In other words his blood is not clotting period and the medication is to help it do that so they hematoma can hopefully heal. The other thing was it actually had a pulse and hematoma's should not have a pulse in them.
The procedure is very expensive from what the Vet said. The MRI alone which would have to be done to determine what exactly needs to be done. is $1500.00 I just do not have that kind of money if she is correct. Teddy has cost me $340. In just 3 weeks time already. She said that his breed only has a life expectancy of 15 years. That at 13 she would not recommend any client to go into that kind of debt. If would be different if he was a young Dog. But his life expectancy is only 15 years. I am going to call around and see I can just get a Vet to talk to me with out wanting to charge me To answer one question is that costly to get it repaired. If it is up in to the $1,000 of dollars I just do not have that kind of money..
 As of now it is not causing him distress. But it is effecting his throat as well as pushing his gums in to where he is biting on his gums. So soft food diet for now.  And his eye is slightly bulged Out. on Top of this the eye near all this has glaucoma.. And if he heals from the hematoma it would need treatment.

 They want to wait at least a Month cause she says it could take that long to heal if it will heal on its own. But I have to Let it sink in that if the medication does not work. And he show any signs of distress. The decision may have to be made to put him down.   The fact that just 3 years ago my Oldest Dog Passed Away on Dec 10, 2013. So knowing that is not helping matters.

Anyway I apologize that there is a delay in putting my Christmas Kit up. But right now I just have to watch my dog.. Mainly to make sure his mouth does not start bleeding where he put the syringe in and pulled the blood out. Nor I am in the mood to work on or do much of anything.. My heart just is not in it today.



Friday, October 28, 2016

JUST SOME THOUGHTS

You know I really miss the old days when I first started into PSP..  So many things have changed that have taken the fun out of creating and Made it more of a chore to create.
But what I miss most about the old days Is that when a freebie was offered you could find it on the blog years later. When I wrote a tutorial I could count on the Link being there long after I wrote the tutorial. But because I am also a person that loves to do others tutorials. I know how it is to go to do the tutorial only to find the supplies are no longer available.  I can not count how many times I have gotten excited about doing a FTU tutorial. Then suddenly had that excitement squashed because the Links to some of the supplies were no longer available. That is why as a writer I would avoid Fan Freebies or limited time freebies. Because it simply does not benefit my readers if a few months down the road they go to the tutorial and the supplies are no longer available for them to use. Not that I write much these days. But I still do here and there. My health issues have made it impossible for me to enjoy everything I loved doing in PSP. So I had to make the choice to let go of some of them.   But my point is, that if others feel as I do. Then it only harms these designers, because every time their freebies are used in a tutorial it is free advertisement that draws potential customers to their blogs or stores. But each person is entitled to do things in their own way. And I do respect that. Nor am I putting them down for doing it. Just saying that I miss how things use to be done. But all things are subject to change. That is just part of life that we have to get use to. 
But I do admire the Designers that keep their blogs and share sites up and running long after they have retired. Because it is a gift to those who love to create. Especially the ones who simply can not afford to buy things in order to enjoy creating. 
So I want to give all the designers that do keep their Blogs and share sites up and running. A Huge Thank You for helping me to enjoy something I love to do.. Your efforts to keep your Blogs up and your share sites available is truly a wonderful gift. And we are not blind to the effort you put into doing this.. It is greatly appreciated by all that enjoy creating. 
I also want to say that a lot of the designers I have used for years who have retired are greatly missed. But I do understand that the time had come for you to move on to enjoy other things you love.. And I do wish you all the best in the years to come. I know one day I will also have no choice but to retire. But as long as I am able I will keep trying share things with others.. Because I simply love helping other to enjoy creating. 

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

DANCING WITH ZOMBIES HALLOWEEN FREEBIE

I have a new Halloween Kit freebie for you. Dancing with Zombies has 105 elements, 8 frames and 20 papers.  I hope you enjoy.. 


PREVIEWS 
(Not All Elements are Shown)
Tag Made with this Kit 


Lady Artwork by Alicia Mujica   My License #LDS_B179 
You must Purchase it at her Store  it is Paid to Use. 

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Tutorial by Pammers Stuff

I would like to Thank Pammer's Stuff for using  my Coffee Time Kit in one of her Tutorials which you will find HERE. She made a really Lovely tag using the kit.. It is always nice to know that others are enjoying the things I make. 

Preview of Her Tutorial 


Tag Credits
Tube she Used:  VeryMany 
Template she Used: Dee's 



Saturday, July 23, 2016

NEW TEMPLATES ADDED

I decided it was time to work on a couple of templates. It has been awhile since I added in to my blog... One I had done but kept forgetting to upload it.. The other one I made this morning cause I could not sleep. It is very hot here in Alabama.

 We have heat warnings out for tomorrow.. It you are in the area where the temperatures are suppose to be very hot. Do be careful it you get out in it..
  
If you know in elderly or Disabled that live alone try to help check on them. But most of all if you can donate a fan or a little money to a place that helps people with out air conditioning to at least have a fan during these Temperatures. Even $5. would help.. you just might help save a life.. 

I can't help but to think about all the people that can afford the luxury of running their Air or even taking the money to get a fan. Cause some barely have enough left over to buy food and get their medications.  
I think about these people Cause I know what it is like to live on a small government check.. It is not easy at all.. 

Also because a child coming in the south we did not have air conditioning. I can remember how hard it was to get to sleep on those really hot summer nights. The sweat rolling off of us. But our temperatures back then were nothing like they are today.. I am spoiled now like a lot of us I run my air and enjoy it thanks to my Son living with me and helping me. With out him I would be one of those that did not have the money for what we would consider a luxury like Air Conditioning, cable and internet.. And some even consider their heat a luxury they can not afford.. I know one year When I was living alone and trying to make ends meet I did not want to run my air. Especially after I got a $300. bill. I like to have passed out. And mind you I live in a very small 2 bedroom place with only about 900 square feet.. Downsizing sure did not seem to help with that electric bill though. 


I thank any of you that took the time to read the above. I really appreicate it.. Now you can check the templates out HERE

Friday, July 8, 2016

Surprise a New Kit Freebie Happy Happy Birthday FTU

I decided I wanted to make a FTU Birthday Kit.. So here it is I hope you enjoy this Kit Freebie . I am branching out and doing new Themes and this is firs of them.. I have mostly 
done holiday themes, so thought it was time for a change.. 
As usual the Kit is packed with goodies.. 


PREVIEW 1
(Not all Elements are shown in Previews)


PREVIEW 2

Tag made with my Kit Elements



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Friday, June 10, 2016

USA 4TH OF JULY KIT FREEBIE + New Link

Finally have a new kit freebie for you USA 4th Of July is packed with 99 Elements, 8 Frames and 16 papers. I also added a Waving Flag animation I made.
I hope you all enjoy it..  Download Link is at the bottom below the Tag..

*** I added a Dropbox Link for this kit as some were having trouble downloading the kit from the other two sites.. So hope this helps.


PREVIEWS
(not all elements are shown)


TAG MADE WITH MY KIT

Used the beautiful artwork of Very Many

DROP BOX (new Link)



Be sure to check out my Post about My Tag Group!




Tuesday, June 7, 2016

PSP HIDEAWAY GROUP


COME JOIN MY GROUP
I am also looking for new members for My Challenge Group
My Group gives members a week off every 3 month and all Holidays. 
We only do Challenges Monday through Friday. 
We do a variety of challenges each week. 
A member must have the time and be committed to doing 2 Tags/Stationary EACH week
It takes 2 hours at the most of your time each week. 

1st. Do the Weekly Challenge Each Week send results to group
2nd. Do Your Own Creation Each Week send result to Group
(allowed to use Tutorials if you wish) But rather it be your own idea

 If  You are not familiar with what a Challenge Group is The Owners send out a Monthly List Each week it will have a different Challenge for you you do
 It consist of the following 
Tutorials   (with kits, without kits)
Templates
Kits
Mask  
Cluster Frames
Themes (We state a theme you must do Example: Spring)

Also each week we ask you create a tag or stationary using your own knowledge of PSP. this helps to build your skills. 

***Please note*** 
The maximum membership is 15 So if you are interested do not hesitate to join. 
But Please make sure you can commit to the group.. 
Why is my group limited. I want members spending time creating and not blogged down with emails. 

The Link to Check out My Group 
We weclome in level knowlege of PSP
Please remember to join only if you have the time to commit to the group. 

Thanks so much