Have fun...be safe!!!
Just have time for a quick entry. I'm at work for half a day and have sooooo much to do before tonight. We are hosting our annual Christmas Eve party for Sam's family, I've got several dishes to prepare (almond pretzels, garlic and onion foccoica bread, mini macs and a couple of dips for chips) and I need to finish Jordynn's Christmas stocking (it's only about 60% finished). Wish I had time to visit each and everyone of you today.
To all my friends and angels in J-Land I wish you all a very Merry Christmas!
Tag offer #24 - Brrrr
It's the most wonderful time of the year...and the craziest! I love this season, but it certainly takes it toll on me. Having the tree farm is a fun opportunity, but running it puts me behind the 8 ball once Thanksgiving comes and goes. I just finished getting my Christmas cards out yesterday (gonna have to start making them in the summer!). It wouldn't really matter were it not for some friends I have in England; once again their card will arrive late this year. Oh bother.
With all the sights and sounds I find inspiration in the hussle and bussle outside my home, but once I get there my muse disappears into the ethers leaving me feeling un-inspired and much too tired to create to my hearts content. Hence the lack of tag offers this past two weeks. In my mind I've created a dozen or more siggy tags throughout the day, but finding time to bring those visions from the ether to digital reality is a no-go...for now. Not to fear, a cute little number has found it's way to this page and hopefully into your hearts as well.
Da rules...ya know I gotta do it!
Thanks for looking!
Tag offer #23 - Snow window (below)
Brrrr...it's getting cold!!! It snowed all day today and this put many people into the spirit of Christmas tree shopping. And so the weather brings me to the perfect tag to put on offer on this first day of December. :) No doubt by now you know the rules, but just in case you don't:
Business was booming at the tree farm today. Thought I could get some of my Christmas cards made in between customers but we had so many I only finished one card. Took my Jeep down for a new set of tires first thing this morning. After six years and 30,000 miles the factory installed tires were worn and ready to be replaced.
Tag Offer #22 - Gingerbread dreams
Time for another offer because it's getting close to that time of year. :) Have lots of Christmas themed tags floating around and I've seen dozens of great tutorials every day...oh, sometimes I do wish I had more time for J-Land and making tags. Anywho, the rules are simple...
Thanks for looking!!!
And...from my heart to yours, here's wishing my American friends a warm and wonderful Thanksgiving. Take time to reflect on what you are thankful for...
"My friends are my estate." ~Emily Dickinson
Tag offer #20 - Give thanks
Last year at the county fair I took a few pics of the exhibits, and I just found the perfect use for the pumpkins picture. Thanksgiving will be here before we know it.
If you'd like one of these tags for your journal:
Oh, I almost forgot!!! Last night I was chatting with my friend Barb and I learned that three foals are due in 2008!!! :) I knew Coalette is pregnant, but didn't know that Martina is as well. And, lately we've noticed that Elvira is getting very barrel-bellied. One might think she's just getting fat, but that's not likely. El is the newest, and lowest member of the herd so she doesn't get first pickings at feeding time. Horses have a pecking order, and Ember's at the top in this herd, with El and baby Tia at the bottom. Many times I've watched Ember and Susanna chase Elvira away from her hay pile. That's just the way horses are and always have been. So, the fact that El is getting fatter could mean she's in foal, which is very exciting because Mirzay is the sire. Since both El and Mirzay are both black, it will be very interesting to see what color the foal turns out to be. :)
Of course fortune has its part in human affairs, but conduct is really much more important.
Something worth watching...
And having watched this, I now realize why getting away to the cabin and going camping is so important to Sam and I...it is our way of connecting to a deep rooted longing for simpler times.
Was playing around the other day and came up with this tag. As soon as I saw the tube I knew exactly what to do with it. The tag is snaggable. Just right click on the tag and save to your computer.
The beauty of empowering others is that your own power is not diminished in the process.
Tag offer #18 - Framed -- Sorry...offer closed.
Sometimes I get to making so many tags I forget what I made until I see the tag sometime later; like today's tag. I created this last month for a challenge in a PSP group I belong to and totally forgot about it until just now. I had planned to offer a different tag in this entry, but when I saw this one again and I immediately decided to go that way today. This tag features artist Matt Hughes work, who adds a real Victorian theme to everything he does.
Same rules as usual:
We had quite a few trick or treaters at our home. The grandkids came by, Dilynn was a lion, and Jordynn came as a flower...so cute!!! I go a little crazy with the candy buying and we always have a little left over. We ran out one year (that's no good!!), so ever since then I make sure it doesn't happen again!
Sam's off at hunting camp this week and I'm getting caught up on my movie watching, last night I watched 'Dreamer' with Kurt Russell and Dakota Fanning and loved it!!! This morning I enjoyed 'Music and Lyrics' with Drew Barrymore and Hugh Grant, which I've been wanting to see since it's release at the theatres. Loved it too! It was funny, deep, and does a bit of a parody on popular 80s bands.
At work, my office is back downstairs again. It was nice having my own office upstairs, but being separated from my co-workers just didn't work in the long run and created many problems. On the other hand, I made a wonderful friend in Jaynie, the Port's office manager and we became kindred spirits this past three years. It's good to be back downstairs with the crew, but I admit at times I miss the easy conversations Jaynie and I always shared. It's good to know she's just a few steps away.
Gotta go now, time to update my sidebar.
The future is made up of the same stuff as the present.
Tag Offer #17 - Wicked Night
Yep, it's another Halloween tag up on the offering block. Expires Tuesday, October 30 @ 9 p.m. Name change only!
And thanks for looking!
In the spirit of copyright awareness and cooperation, please remember having the ability to include tags in our journals can be fun, but it comes with responsibility. We all know it only takes one person to ruin the fun for everybody else. Spoiler alert...there are copyright violation patrols on the net. Have a care and be aware.
Boy what a week this has been! Definitely one for the memory book, in many ways. I created the tag above last week when I found the tutorial; it was one of those tuts that immediately inspired me and I knew I had to create one. And now with the fires going on in my former home of S. California, this tag has another message.
If you'd like me to create this tag for you, place your request in a comment below. Name change only. Offer open until I say so. Thanks for looking!
This morning on the news they announced about 500 thousand people have been evacuated from their homes in Southern California...unbelievable. On a local news station in Spokane this morning they said that the evacuation is the largest non-military movement ever; the last event that affected so many people was the Civil War. So many people being affected, it's mind numbing.
For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. I recently found an amazing place on the web, called The Daily OM. It's my kind of place and since I discovered it, I've found myself visiting The Daily OM every morning. It puts me in an excellent frame of mind everytime. I like their message and found immediate affinity in the words and images. Check it out ---->The Daily OM<---
The universal human yearning is for something permanent, enduring, without shadow of change. ~Willa Cather
Tag offer #15 - Witch night
Good morning J-Land! Time for another Halloween tag offer.
Da rules: Offer expires Tuesday, October 23 at 9:00 p.m. Name change only.
Thank you for looking!
1Tag Offer #14 (Who Wants One) - Breast Cancer Awareness
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month so I'm making this offer a bit different. Rather than one tag featuring the work of one artist, I made several tags featuring different artists...because we all are different...yet the same. To request your tag: Above each tag is a number, 1 through 5; when requesting please indicate whether you want tag #1, or #2, or #3...and so forth. Limit one tag per name. Offer expires Wednesday, October 17 at 9 p.m.
Sam and I are heading to the cabin this weekend, so I'll start creating the tags when we return on Sunday. Thanks for looking!!
Sooooo, I've been back to the farm to see and ride those beautiful Morgans again!! :) Spent the day there a couple of weekends ago, and, this Saturday I'm going back. Can't wait!!!! This could become a regular habit and I have no problem with that. In fact, I am giving some serious thought to the idea of making my childhood dream come true...the dream of having a horse of my own (finally!!!). There are a lot of details to work out in advance, and I have my eye on two beautiful, well-trained Morgan mares. Truth be told, this is a dream I abandoned long ago with the notion that perhaps when I was older the time and opportunity would better suit my life. And when I least expected it, the time came, and the opportunity has presented itself. I feel so alive, energized with this posibility. I'm smiling again; just being in the company of horses feeds my soul endlessly with hope and renewal, diminishing the stress and strains of my work life. And for that I am grateful. I've also mastered digi-scrapping and created several layouts with photos from my last visit.
Life, like a roller coaster, has its ups and downs, its twists and turns, but riding over the top of life's highest thrills and hanging on through it's darkest tunnels offers the greatest ride of all. ~Unknown
Tag offer #12 - Fall in with friends
Got another autumn inspired tag featuring the art of Barb Kermis. If you'd like one just add a comment below and include the name you want on the tag. Offer open until I close it.
Thanks for looking!!!
Who Wants One #11 - Witch 'n kitty
Just a cute 'n simple siggy tag to kick off the upcoming Halloween season featuring the fun and wacky art of Queen Fish. If you'd like one with your name, simply add a comment below to make your request. Offer open until I say so.
More Halloween and fall themed tags to come!!
Christy, I took my camera with me to the horse pulling comp, but the event was held in the evening. I didn't want to use my flash (not to spook the horses), my batteries ran outta juice and the low light didn't bode well with horses on the move. I'll post what I can...later this evening...but the quality is lacking.
WWO #10 - a'nuder autumn tag
Harvest activities are under way here in Idaho, marked by rodeos, county fairs, and combines chugging away over a sea of golden grain. So marks the ending of another summer and autumn is just around the next corner, so I'm offering a beautifully animated tag featuring the fantasy art of Matt Hughes. Offer open until I close it (notice will be posted to this entry at a later date). Name change only. To request this tag please add a comment to this entry and include the name you'd like for the tag.
Halloween tags are in the works and will be posted soon!!!
Sam and I were at the cabin last weekend, but on Saturday night drove into the small town of Orofino to watch the horse pulling competition taking place as part of the towns county fair celebration. It's a bit like a tractor pulling contest, but we're talking real, live horse power!!! We saw a total of twelve 2 horse teams in three classes (light weight, middle weight, and heavy weight). Watching these horses was simply enchanting...to see huge lumbering draft horses prancing gracefully like dancers around the arena...I was captivated. They love what they do and it was obvious they came to compete. What an experience!!!
Thank you for looking and have a peaceful day. :)
Yes, time for a little music and since George is playing on the tv, I'm inspired to add one of my favorite songs by him to this entry. So here's to a guy who looks great in a pair of Wrangler's (aside from my hubby Sam, of course).
Tag Offer - Peace...I'm Out
Tonight I've got a fun little tag featuring the art of Popeye Wong and a cute little sixies sweetie. If you'd like a tag of your own, just put your request in a comment below and I'll get your tag to ya within three days of your request.
Oh, and I almost forgot! BTW, the cute little dolls like the one below are snaggable. Thank you Barb for reminding me.
Thank you for looking!
So I was playing around with my rose tag I offered a couple of entries back, trying to figure out how to animate the reflected image so it looks like water ripples. Couldn't figure it out then, but I did tonight. Better late than never, eh? I tried and tried Sunday night but just couldn't get it to work, so I posted it as is. Tonight I was messing around and voila! :::smacks forehead:::: I figured it out. Wish I coulda remembered that on Sunday. If timing is everything, mine is running really slow.
So anywho, if you'd like one of these tags featuring the photography of Rainbow Coffi, please leave your request in a comment below.
We're watching ABC's Just For Laughs. Have been for the past month and so far every week this show had Sam and I in side-spliting laughter! Tonight it's not as funny so far, but some of the pranks in past weeks were absolutely hilarious!!! It's on Tuesday nights at 8:00 and 8:30.
Closes Monday, August 27th. If you'd like me to create the tag below for you, please leave your request in a comment below.
Got a few tags made yesterday, so I'll be posting them here over the next few days. I'm smiling because I just visited Donna at This, That & Hockey and she created a tag with the same tube the other day, lol! We seem to be connecting on a creative level in many ways, as we have aquired many of the same tubes and scrap kits, yet our tags are always very different and unique. Gotta love the freedom of creativity!!!
Thank you for looking!!