Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Ready for Summer?

Hello everyone! I must start off with an apology because it's been awhile since I've posted on my blog. I've been in a bummer of a mood and it has effected my creative spirit. My hubby and I are really struggling to keep our business together during this recession so we have been under a lot of stress and unfortunately, it hit me hard last week. Spent a few days feeling sorry for myself, which is really not like me because I'm usually very optimistic but I'm better now and I'm working really hard to get past these feelings.

Any hoo, enough of that depressing stuff. Summer is officially right around the corner, although you would not know it here in Michigan because we've had a chilly Spring. Despite the chilly temperatures, we haven't let that stop us for enjoying some barbecue, which inspired me to create some wordart. I have three quick ones to share with you today.

Don't forget, I'm hosting 2 challenges at Scrapable this month, Lazy Day and Island Manuscript and I would love for you to stop by and play along. I offered to turn this into a blog contest for everyone by posting your layouts here and the winner receiving a store coupon but so far I haven't gotten any takers. Come on, I know you guys aren't that shy! Both of these challenges are easy and fun. Lazy Day, is basically a scraplift. I picked a layout from the gallery for us to scraplift and you just have to make your own version of the layout. And the Island Manuscript is really easy, you just need to use a font that I have selected on your layout. It's fun and funky and you'll have a lot of fun figuring out how to use it on you layout.

Enjoy the freebies and have a great day!

20 comments:

  1. Lisa (mom of three boys)June 17, 2009 at 5:04 PM

    Beautiful for those summer layouts! Thanks so much! Glad to hear that you found your muse; I hope she sticks around!

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  2. This wordarts ROCK!! And perfect timing too. We have a big Father's day BBQ planned. These will be perfect for the pics I take I just know it!! THANKS FOR SHARING WITH US!

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  3. CUTE wordart!! Thank you so much for sharing!! I've got the perfect pics for these :D

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  4. Thank you for these great word art freebies! Love them lots!

    Sorry that you've had a rough time lately. I also own my own business, and it really is hard to stay positive that all will work out. But I know you'll make it through it! Just stick to it, and I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you for thinking of others, even when you think you're going to go insane!

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  5. Kathy, these are awesome! Thanks so much for sharing! I finally figured how to make my Post Title background pictures work...whewww, and it wasn't exactly as Pocket stated (I think he's name is Ivan). Anyway, I appreciate you soooo much, and if you look for my upcoming post you'll see that I gave you a shout out!

    Keep hanging in there my friend!

    Here's to more happy scrapping, and
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    .`•.¸.•´ Jeanette
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  6. Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 17 Jun [LA 07:00pm, NY 09:00pm] - 18 Jun [UK 02:00am, OZ 12:00pm] ).

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  7. Thanks! They're wonderful and really original! Just what you need for summer days :)

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  8. Thank you for sharing this wonderful word art and your time and talent. My thoughts are prayers are with you in these tough times. Better days ahead.

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  9. Understand your struggle with the firm, we're in that same boat ..... Hang in there, things will get better ( need to believe that, don't you think ?)
    Thank you so much for sharing those BBQ Wordarts. I am so ready for summer, and who doesn't BBQ ? LOL

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  10. Thank you so much for the great word art! I can't wait to use it!

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  11. Thanks this is an important family event for us.

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  12. I already know where I am using these! Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Kathy...thanks for sharing!
    BJ

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  14. Thanks for the awesome wordart!!!

    Amanda
    baseball_mom

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  15. Thanks for the great word art. You do a beautiful job with words. Have a great day.

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  16. Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Scrapbook Freebies Search List, under the Food/Kitchen Related, Recipe Card(s) Theme post on Jun. 18, 2009. Thanks again.

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  17. LOVE the wordart!!! My dad is soooooo the grill master, my DH tries, but he just can't top my dad! lol

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  18. Thank you Kathy ! This is wonderful WA. I'm glad you're out of your blue funk. You're too sweet to be blue anyway. Turn up the radio , get your groove on and make us some more awesome stuff to scrap. :-)
    (( Big Hug))

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  19. Thanks for the great WA! I was searching my EHD high and low for a grillmaster WA. Could not find one, so I came to you cause you always have exactly what I need! lol THANKS!!!

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Thank you so much for taking the time to comment on my freebie. I hope you enjoy using it as much as I enjoyed designing it for your scrapbook layouts.