Hello, there! Another fine Monday morning, here in sunny Florida. I do hope it is lovely where you are. Who could ask for more? It’s beautiful outside my window! I may even have to walk the pooch just to enjoy it better! LOL
One day last week, my granddaughter, who is 5 and just the perfect specimen of a little girl – dress-up, princesses and la-de-dah – had our pup, Sasha, out on the leash. I was keeping watch on her, from my desk in my room, through my window, but, had not realized yet that she had the dog outside. I looked up and saw my Granddaughter running full-tilt-boogie towards the main street. We live in the third house in from a rather busy avenue! I started yelling for her as I ran to the door. I still did not know she had the dog outside at this point. I flew out the door just in time to see her round the corner at the avenue and out of my site. I had no clue as to why she just suddenly took off!
There happened to be a couple in the yard of the church across the street from my house. They could see her from where they were, but, I could not. They realized this and were reporting to me until I got where I could see. “She stopped!” “It’s okay!” I was going as fast as I could with my bum back and all. I could see cars slowing down, but, not what they were slowing for, other than the child and the dog, which were out of my view. I was so scared! I fully expected to find an accident with the dog when I got to where I could see.
When I rounded the corner, finally, there was a truck stopped, with flashers on, in the right-hand lane, blocking traffic. The driver was out of his truck, holding the dog’s leash and comforting my granddaughter – up on the sidewalk. Whew! I took the child’s hand and the driver, after much gratitude from me, handed the leash over to me and I took the dog and my granddaughter home. It was so rewarding to see that a community was helping me look out for my loved ones. This guy had stopped to help. Other cars had slowed way down. Thank goodness! Human nature can be so wonderful sometimes!
What tickled me so much, if anything about this situation was ticklish, was seeing that tiny little girl, in her long, dress-up dress, running for all she was worth, after her pup! The dog had pulled loose from my granddaughter, but, she was right behind her! I applauded her responsibility to the situation, but, told her she needed to tell an adult next time. I was very proud of her – just cautious! That scenario could have ended much worse! I never knew those short little-girl legs could run so fast! LOL It was a sight I won’t soon forget! LOL
Alrighty, then! LOL I have promised you some links for a while now. I am going to slip them in here, before I give you the last parts to ‘Monet’s Garden’. The links I offer you are to sites I have found in my visits around the internet that I think you may like. Most of them are for design-related resources and/or images that one can use for scrapbooking pages and journals. Ready? M’kay!
First, I offer you “EKDuncan: My Fanciful Muse”, a vintage image and design site where you can snag some really sweet goodies. Evelyn has the vintage touch, even with her blog design. She posts some very nice vintage fashion images and some wonderful inspiration. Check out these ladies in the latest vintage fashions:
Check it out!
Next is a DeviantArt artist who keeps the world supplied with every imaginable accessory to living – in .png format! LOL Bluesse.DeviantArt is a wonderful site to visit! A good majority of the offerings are vintage or retro. There are sets of Steampunk, floral, Victorian and antique, to name but a few styles of objects. Here is one set, birdcages:
Each individual image is on a transparent background and all of them range in size from around 500-1000 pxs in size, or larger. Plan on spending an afternoon there as she has just so much! But, it will be an afternoon well spent!
This one, PicGifs, is a ‘clip-art’ site much like so many of the rest of those sites. There are loads of ‘.gifs’, animated emoticons, in addition to a plethora of graphics for any occasion. But, what really caught my eye was their alphabets! I thought they’d be nice for the blog.
Some of the gifs are animated; some are not. Their images are cute, either way. Creating the ‘table’ to show an entire word was a bit of a trick, but, I wanted you to see the possibilities. I got the ‘how-to’ from ‘Lissa Explains It All’ website. LEIA is a site that offers directions for almost everything in HTML. Written by a teen, at the time, I can understand her language! Anyhow, go to PicGifs and see what all there is – I think you’ll enjoy it!
The last link for today’s post is ‘Mel Stampz’. From the title, you may see that this is a ‘stamping’ site. What I enjoy is all of the great patterns this lady has made and shares on her Flick’r pages. I’m just going to show you this from her blog and leave it up to you! I am sure you know what to do! LOL Check it out!
Mel is very liberal with her terms, too!
Okay! That is about all I have for today. There are more – I just don’t want to ramble on too much in one post. I’ll share others soon!
Now, for the final parts to ‘Monet’s Garden’. Be sure to go back to previous posts to collect the rest of this kit. All of my goodies are still available for download in fact. Just scroll through and have fun!
Click on the first preview, the elements, to download Part 5, and the second preview, the papers, for Part 6. Then, click on Miss Edna’s preview to go to her blog to download her two parts, if you haven’t already.
Miss Edna’s Preview
And, that is it! Be sure to return as each and every month, Miss Edna and I make a freebie kit for you. We give it away, two parts at a time, each, for three Mondays of each month, until you have it all – a total of 12 parts.
I hope you can use something of the information and links I give you today. As always, if you have any questions, just ask and I will do my best to answer quickly.