Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Update on My Life

Life threw my husband a curve ball in April. What started as his right shoulder hurting again, within a week turned in his back & shoulder hurting. He went to his chiropractor to have her work on it. Within another week, he started having cramps in his legs that made driving 25 miles to work very difficult.


About 10 days later, he wasn't able to drive anywhere - it was so bad, even the short 1 mile drive to our favorite restaurant was too much. So he started working from home, but he was getting worse & worse. I had to help him get up from the chair, and getting out of bed was almost impossible - good thing I am fairly strong, otherwise he would have been stuck in bed.


Finally, I wrote to his doctor and told him everything that has going on with my hubby. He neglected telling the doctor ALL his symptoms because he didn't think they were related. As soon as the doctor got my e-mail, he told hubby to come it the office. The doctor feared it was the start of Parkinson's. Luckly, after more teats and a visit to the rheumatologist, the suspect he has Polymyalgia rheumatica (sometimes referred to as PMR). PMR is a common cause of widespread aching and stiffness in older adults. Because PMR does not often cause swollen joints, it is hard to recognize. We won't know if it is truly PMR or another related disease until he has lowered his dose of Prednisone to under 10mg.


So, I have been dealing with his medical problems for the last 8 weeks and FINALLY am able to get back to making cut files, scrapbooking and all the other things I do around the house - including training our dogs.


I have decided that rather that post a bunch of cut files at one time around special days/holidays, I will start to post at least 2 cut-files a week - probably on Mondays & Fridays - Starting on Friday June 20th. If you subscribe to my blog, you won't miss getting the announcements of new files.

Suggestion & requests for files always welcome.

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Judy
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Your Scrapbook Place "Build a Sketch Challenge "

For this challenge, we were not given a sketch, but were given size & shape of items to combine into a project. I decided to do a scrapbook page highlighting my step-daughter's partner riding their daughter's bike.

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Suggestion & requests for files always welcome.

Judy
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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

LOAD514 (Layout a Day) – Past Perfect

Why is it important to capture YOUR stories (not just your family’s)? As scrapbookers (and moms and wives and daughters and friends) we are charged with a critical role – the role of storyteller. We feel the need, the call if you will, to write the history of your family, and that history includes YOU. The stuff that happened long before YOU were a wife or a mom. The decisions that brought you to where you are today. The stories that will die with you when you pass away, if you don't find a way to document them first.


Just as much as it matters for you to document the everyday little things happening in your life NOW, it’s crucial to give your past that same level of respect. YOUR STORIES MATTER. YOU matter.

You are probably saying - "That sounds good. You’re right. But how?" Well, I’ve got an answer for that! If you need some support and inspiration in this process, I invite you to join us for LOAD514 (Layout a Day). Do you have to join a class to tell your personal stories? No way, no how. In fact, many of you may be thinking that you document these types of stories on a regular basis. If that's the case, I applaud and salute you. But some of us find it difficult to tell our own stories, let alone to set aside time to do so.

Are you in? I hope so! Head over here to see a short video and find out more about the process. This course is suitable for all levels of scrapbookers, and all types (digi, hybrid, etc.). You are most welcome to join us. It will change your life – really.

It's Time to Document YOUR Stories…

31 layouts in 31 days – together!

Only $50! $35 <– Early Bird Rate

Here's what you'll get:

- 31 daily prompts on the topic of Past Perfect 2: Yesterday's Memories, Today's Pages
- 31 daily videos
- Private message board
- Private gallery
- Interviews with cool scrappy folk (guest stars announced soon!)
- PRIZES
- Inspiration, fun, and companionship galore!

All this for just $35 for early bird registration until April 10. After that it will be $50.

Sounds good, doesn't it?

I've participated in 6 or 7 Layout a Day challenges so far and have completed about 250 layouts during those events. I've also made friends with some local and international LOADsters and had a lot of fun!

Now, can you afford to miss out? NO. So join all your best buds at LOAD514… and start scrapping your Past Perfect!

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See you there!

Judy
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Saturday, March 1, 2014

How to Download Files

To get the files, just click on the picture, and you will be able to download the zip file

Suggestion & requests for files always welcome.

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Judy
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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Valentine's Day Cards 03 - 2014

Sorry, I'm running late with getting these posted, I had a death in my family. I am back on track and will post 2 or three a day for the next 3 days. Enjoy!

To get the files, just click on the picture, and you will be able to download the zip file

Suggestion & requests for files always welcome.

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Judy
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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Valentine's Day Cards 02 - 2014

Sorry, I'm running late with getting these posted, I had a death in my family. I am back on track and will post 2 or three a day for the next 3 days. Enjoy!

To get the files, just click on the picture, and you will be able to download the zip file

Suggestion & requests for files always welcome.

Donate Today so I can continue to make more Free Files for you and can continue to take your special requests

Judy
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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Valentine's Day Cards 01 - 2014

Sorry, I'm running late with getting these posted, I had a death in my family. I am back on track and will post 2 or three a day for the next 3 days. Enjoy!

To get the files, just click on the picture, and you will be able to download the zip file

Suggestion & requests for files always welcome.

Donate Today so I can continue to make more Free Files for you and can continue to take your special requests

Judy
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Monday, February 10, 2014

Request - Sand Dollars

To get the files, just click on the picture, and you will be able to download the zip file

Suggestion & requests for files always welcome.

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Judy
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Requests - Cookie Monster

To get the files, just click on the picture, and you will be able to download the zip file

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Judy
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Friday, January 31, 2014

Cricut Software and Cut Files

So you wanted to know about using your Cricut with cut files you have found on the internet or on websites that provide cut files that work with their stamps. Well, good news and bad news - good news is yes you can BUT the bad news is that you need special software to do it. Sadly, that software is not available anymore - unless you can find an older version of the software.

Short story is that Provocraft sued both the companies that created & sold the software and they had to make the software not work with the Cricut anymore. So, unless you can find an older version of Make the Cut or Sure Cuts a Lot you won't be able to use cut files with your Cricut.

Details on Sure Cuts a Lot - Version 1 and 2 of Sure Cuts A Lot are compatible with the Cricut Personal, Cricut Expression, Cricut Create and Cricut Cake machines provided you have a compatible fimrware version on the Cricut machine.

Details on Make the Cut - The last version that will work with the Cricut is 3.2.1, BUT it had to be downloaded before March 16.

Suggestion & requests for files always welcome.

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Judy
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