“I Love…” Freebie Parts and ‘Recovery’

A good Monday to all!  I hope everyone is staying warm.  For Florida, 20 degrees is cold!  It’s been in the 20’s two nights in a row.  During the day, it barely made it up to 40 degrees.  My drafty old ‘cracker’ house is cold!!  My house sits above the ground a foot to a foot and a half.  Nothing is protecting us from the cold drafts underneath.  It’s wonderful in the summertime, allowing breezes to flow all around the house.  Needless to say, come winter and we have to run the heat in excess.  We have to bundle up – indoors!  Everyone has slippers and ‘footies’.  You have to!  Even with the heat cranking, like it is now, my feet are like ice cubes!  Brrrr!
I want to tell ya’ll about something I found.  One of the wonderful ladies in my group, Digital Whisper, is offering a free course called, “Recovery”.   Stephanie has this to say in her opening, 
We are all in recovery from something…. and the entire human race is in spiritual recovery right now!
It does not matter what you need to recover from… the important thing is that you know you need to walk down this path for a while! 
You could be in recovery for drug or alcohol abuse, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, a difficult relationship, a difficult childhood, depression, grief, of not loving yourself, of enabling the people around you and many, many more things….

 “Recovery” sounds like just what I need!  There will be daily ‘lessons’ which are mailed to you in your inbox for a daily cleansing, as Stephanie so writes on the blog, “Inspiration for Life”. She is going to be using a text for the course, but, it isn’t necessary in order to take the course. She does give the info on obtaining a copy if you like. She suggests keeping a little notebook or perhaps a journal. The daily classes are real short so they can be done quickly, a plus for our busy lives, eh? I know I hemmed and hawed as to whether to sign up or not. As a rule, any self-exploration/discovery I have ever engaged in has been painful! It has been ‘good’ pain, but, pain, never the less. I am not looking forward to opening myself up, right now, anyway. But, I know from experience that this is what makes it or breaks it for me. You might say, the more painful the lesson, the more help it is to me. These things always take a certain amount of gumption to take on, but, if I can’t do this for me, no one else will. I think that is the key, here. This is not for anyone but me!  I don’t know about you guys, but, I have spent a lifetime waiting on others and making sure my loved ones had everything they needed.  What about me?  I need.  So, I signed up.  LOL  The classes start today, so, if you think you might be interested, go see and sign up, in the side bar, for this.  Like Stephanie told me, I can always ‘un-subscribe’ if I don’t like it.

Today, Miss Edna and I are giving out the next two(2) parts to our February kit, “I love…” Last week you got the QP’s. This week, as well as next, there are two parts, full of elements and papers so you can create your own pages. Typical of me, I forgot to add the TOU’s and Sources for this one.  My bad!  However, this one is for Personal Use only, please.  My supplies came from “123RF Stock Photos” and “Barry’s Place”, a wonderful place with all kinds of tubes and .pngs in stock.
Below are my two previews.  Click on the first one for Part 3 and the second one for Part 4.  Then, below that, you will see Miss Edna’s preview.  Click on it to go to her blog to see her parts and download them.

Part 3

Part 4
Miss Edna’s Place
As usual, all of my past links are still available.  My next project is to put all of my goodies up on one page with links.  Like a gallery, folks will be able to view a preview, then, click on it to go to that post.  I just have to figure out how to do that!  LOL
Until then,Funny Graphic #6
Keep Smiling!
SU CheshireCat

New Freebie – Ladies’ Night Out: Pts 1 and 2

Good Monday, all!  I hope all is well with everyone.  I’m hanging in there.  Getting through, then, past the holidays was hard.  We made it, though.  Another whole year and we do it all again.  Not!  I can’t do this anymore!  I hate the holidays and every year, I think, this year will be better.  It just seems like they get worse!  I’m a very emotional person and I am in a ‘state’ the entire month of December and into January.  This year, maybe I will just go somewhere that month.  LOL  The moon?  I dunno.  I just know I cannot keep doing things the way we’ve done them in the past.  So, my project(s) this year is/are working on improving every aspect of my life that I can.  
I’m not a drinker, but, there is a slogan I learned:  God, grant me the serenity to change the things I can, the courage to accept the things I can’t, and the wisdom to know the difference.  Those words are so true to what I need to do.  Sometimes, I feel like I am ‘kicking a dead horse’, with some of the things I attempt to do.  Other times, I keep putting up with something that could be changed and I don’t.  I just keep putting up with it.  What I need to do is to make changes in some areas and accept things in others.  THAT is why I need the wisdom!  I guess everyone needs to do this.  This ought to be an interesting year, none the less!  LOL
I hope ‘Santa’ was good to you!  I got an external hard drive – another one.  I’ve filled two and I’m on the third.  LOL  Considering I have memberships to half a dozen sites with downloads, it’s no wonder!  Some memberships I have are those I’ve won.  Then, I pay for a couple, too, because I got a great deal or something.  LOL  I don’t think I pay full price for any of them.  That’s the way to do it, thought.  
I’ve been collecting some stock images, as well as, design-related goodies for Photoshop.  I use them to do photo-manipulations.  If you are ever interested, I have a DeviantArt account where I post the art I create.  I have definitely learned a lot more from doing photo-manips than scrapping.  But, I just love scrapping!
I apologize that I got this posted so late, well, for me.  I had pc problems this morning.  I tried uploading the zip to Minus, then, Box, then, 4Shared.  You know I was desperate to have tried 4Shared even!  LOL  I couldn’t get the file uploaded and it was these QP’s!  I notified Edna and then, started searching for a reason.  I think I got it.  I found something about a corrupt ActiveX file in my research.  So, I downloaded and installed an updated version.  I think it must have worked because I am able to upload now. Whatev!  LOL
So, this week starts a new collaboration with Miss Edna and I.  God Bless Her!  She had to call me and ‘shake me to’ a couple of times when I got overwhelmed.  She’s an awesome listener and always seems to know just what to say that will give me hope.  Thank you, Edna!  This month’s kit is “Ladies Night Out”.  It is a fun little kit with goodies that will appeal to the party scene or the ladies who love to have fun!  I think you will like it!  Today, as is our custom, we give you two(2) parts.  Then, each week, on Mondays, we give you two(2) more parts, for a total of three weeks.  The first parts are two(2) Quick Pages.  Then, subsequent parts will be design elements for you to make your own layouts.
Today, we give you Quick Pages.  Click on my preview below to go to the download.  Then, click on Miss Edna’s preview  to go to her blog for hers.  Have fun and enjoy!
Parts 1 & 2

Miss Edna’s Preview (Click to go to her blog)

Do come back next Monday!  Until then…


SU CheshireCat

“When I Grow Up” Freebie for You

Check it out!  LOL  It’s a Saturday and here I am!  LOL  I have a little something I want to share with all of you.  It’s a mini-kit, made with some beautiful elements from Addie’s Designs over at Cool Scrap Digital.  I’ve been a long-time reader of CSD’s excellent newsletters.  They’re chock-full of goodies.  This month, though, I noticed the challenges.  This challenge that I participated in was the ‘CU Pack for a PU FREEBIE Challenge (NOV11-DEC11)’, hosted by none other than Addie herself!
If Cool Scrap Digital is new for you, go to their site and see what they offer. In addition to some awesome designers and great scrappin’ supplies, they have quite a lively forum!

Addie gave us an assortment of elements, a castle, a couple of unicorns, some baubles and, well, you have to download it to see.  We were to make a PU Mini-Kit, a QP, a Layout, whatever with them.  I chose to do a mini-Kit, which, if you know me at all by now, it is NOT mini!  It is three(3) parts, but, they are all right at 30mbs each.
Click on the preview to go to Minus.com to download.  From the window you arrive at, you can click on the arrows at the bottom to go to each Part, until you collect all Three(3).  Please, this is for Personal Use only.

I’ve been real busy, but, that means I have been very productive!  LOL  Monday, there are two more Parts for the collaboration with Miss Edna’s Place, “Home for the Holidays”.  Then, I will be sharing some more goodies with you.  
Until then,

SU CheshireCat