Oooh! I am so bad! Here it is, the first day of a collaboration with Magickal Scraps and I am just now getting around to blogging. It sure wasn’t from lack of interest! No, one word can explain it. Florida. LOL We have been having some fluke storms. I mean, torrential winds and rain coming sideways at the windows. Last Sunday, we had one in which there was alot of fallen-tree damage, like on my neighbor’s house. Well, last evening was a similar storm, only my son’s neighborhood was hit real hard this time. They were without power until about an hour ago. A little over 24 hours. So, we had them all come here. My little grandson, Kaleb has a little heat rash on his torso and neck. They couldn’t cook or bathe or watch tv. LOL It sucks!
When Hurricane Andrew came through some years back, I was without power about 36 hours. After about 12 hours, I was going crazy! Seriously! Without power, my house was so quiet! Three of my own children, two or three other people’s children, and, now, my grandchildren have grown up here and it has really made this house a home. All the tv and music and screaming and laughing. The sound of the refrigerator and the a/c are both ‘givens’. But, not then! It felt like my home had lost it’s soul. Without the activity and energy, it was just wood and nails. It started getting to me. Then, I talked to my daughter by phone and started bawling my eyes out. She came and got me and took me to her house, where there was power. I just wanted to stay in my house, but, it was getting me crazy! LOL
Unless you live under a rock, you have to know that today is iNSD, International Scrapbooking Day. My e-mail runneth over! So many sales; so little time! So little money! LOL Actually, I spent a total of $11.00 and bought myself some new actions. I found some for 60 cents! 60! For that price, even the Christmas stockings looked like a bargain, not being ‘in season’. For my money spent, I think I got 15 items. Mostly actions. Yup! I am fascinated with actions! When I grow up, I’m going to make one all my own.
I don’t know if anyone has noticed, yet, but, I added a second “page”. Blogger now offers multiple pages you can add. They are ‘static’, in that what you put there is there. There aren’t any ‘entries’. Just the one you create on the page. It’s kind of neat. I started adding links to ‘resources‘. I’ve added stuff twice, now. The ‘menu’ is at the top of my page, under the header. I haven’t quite figured out the best way to set it up. I am always finding something new and intriguing. I need to be able to add to the page. Check it out!
I have a great resource link for you. Have you ever heard the name Caleb Kimbrough? How about “Lost & Taken” website? Well, now you have. This guy is amazing. His specialty is photography; his hobby is textures. His are not sets of multi-colored swirls nor are they ‘cute’. He finds an interesting texture and shoots it. Then, he tweeks it with blending modes and other adjustments, and puts it together in manageable “sets” for your free downloading. No attribution; CU Okay! I think he enjoys what he does. He’s considerate. He aims for what folks are wanting. And, he is steady. He puts out new stuff all the time.
So, what do you think of the May Daily Download? The slideshow of DD’s is at the top of the page. The ladies did a wonderful job with the colors and theme! The forum is safe to go to, now. Our store, not so much. It is screwed up. Damn hackers! But, anyway, the daily download will be, once again, offered in the Magickal Scraps DD Forum. Today’s part, is this:
See what I mean? So bright and cheery! I know I can always use some cheery.
Have you ever noticed how your color choices can reflect your mood? Left to my own devices, I automatically go to the deepest, darkest shades of rich colors – purples, reds, golds, a lot of black. Maybe it is reflective of my personality, or whatever. Dark. I’m not sure. But, I do know that color, and generous variances of it, will put me in a good mood. I start singing to my dog. She thinks I’m singing to her about food, so she pays attention, very intently! Having determined that color makes my dog happy, too, there is absolutely no scientific evidence on this, or, at least, none that I have looked into. LOL And, no, I’m not on those kind of drugs. LOL
To “kick off” the May DD, I have another little something. I’m posting so late, it is already the second of Mai. And, I need to go to bed! LOL I love my big ol’ family. My house is sooo small!
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Happy May Day & Blessed Beltane!