Greetings!  In my last post, I mentioned that I was coming back to give you folks a little present from me to you for the holidays.  Well, here I is!  LOL  I’ve been trying to post this since yesterday morning.  We have so much going on around here, I am having some probs with that.  LOL  Tomorrow is Christmas and all the children and trees and gifts and dinner.  Yesterday was a busy day, too, with the family getting together, too.  It was my birthday!

The family took me out to dinner last evening for my birthday.  It was very nice.  There was 10 of us and, though the children were a bit out of sorts, it was an excellent time and food!  I enjoyed myself!  After dinner, we went to visit my oldest daughter.  She had the cake and ice cream for my birthday. She couldn’t make it to dinner as she had to work.  She’s a paramedic.   That was fun and really neat!
My in-box has been slap full the past couple days with all the online peoples sending me birthday greetings.  You know how you register to be able to log in at most sites?  They ask for your date of birth, then, send you greetings on that day.  Some included cards and/or a download, some coupons and just a lot of merriment.  Everyone is in always in the holiday spirit on my birthday, so, it is most often a joyous time.
I’ve been doing a lot of Photoshop stuff this week.  Digital Whisper has been having their “12 Days of Christmas” and, WHOOOEEE!!!  What fun!  Each day we are given a tutorial and a challenge, centered around the theme of the poem/song.  For instance, on the first day, we used a specified set of brushes to make a pear tree.  With some of the challenges, we are given an image, or two or three.  It has been both, a learning experience and a hell of a lot of fun, with prizes, too!  It wasn’t necessary to stick with the “12 Days” theme if we didn’t want to, as long as we used the items given.  As an aside, there is a challenge where we start with a mansion image.  Each challenge we complete, we place it in different ‘rooms’ we make on the mansion.  Here is what mine looks like with only four(4) of the days filled in.  Click to enlarge to see better.
The pear tree in the front was the first challenge.  It was within an image, but, I thought the tree would look nice as landscape for my Christmas mansion.  So, I put it in front.  Room 5 is ready, but, that piece isn’t placed yet.  Here are the first 4 days as I made them:
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
We’re on Day 11 today, but, I’ll post the remaining images later.  It has been so much fun!  I’m going to hate to see it end!
Finally, I put together some things to give you.  I’m a sucker for textures and I can’t get enough flowers, roses, specifically.  So, guess what is in this pack?  LOL  I hope you can find a use for the stuff.  

SU CheshireCat

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