So far I have visited lots of states, but I still have several left to go. Here is the list. One of the girls that I worked with at Beading Dreams was from Alaska and that is definitely towards the top of my list.
Recently, I have started thinking about the future and decided to start working on my bucket list. Thanks to my father I've already accomplished some of them. Here is my list with a few crossed off that I've already accomplished.
Witness the birth of a kitten
Witness the birth of a baby(hopefully my own)
Ride in a hot air balloon
Walk a marathon
Learn to Box
Take ballroom dance lessons
Ride in a Submarine
Drive Across the US(from the east coast all the way to the west coast in 1 trip)
Drive Across Europe
Go to New Orleans for Mardi Gras
Visit Las Vegas, NV
Visit the Holy Land
Go Bead Shopping in Turkey
Stay in Cinderella’s Castle at Disney World
Discover What Makes me truly happy
Become a UCC Minister
Build a Habitat for Humanity House
Hire a Gardener
Have a piece of my artwork(a photograph, mixed media collage, digital collage, scrapbook page or some jewelry) published
Charter a Yacht
Find the love of my life
Have a child (preferably at least 2)
Have a real studio for my creativity
Be a dolphin trainer like at Sea World and be the person that rides on the dolphin
Spend a day on a working farm
Milk a cow
Ride a horse
Have my own outdoor koi pond
Own a summer home on Cape Cod
Own a winter home on Sanibel Island
Have a kitchen with gas stove and electric double oven
I just purchased some of Atomic Cupcake's Photoshop Actions and created some free Halloween Word Art. Here are 6 Word Art Embellishments: Witch, Happy Halloween, Ghost, Ballerina, Pumpkin, and Boo!. As usual any feedback is much appreciated. And please let me know if there are any problems. I would love to see what you make with them, so comment here with links to your work, or email me. If you post a layout online using one of my papers, please credit DLS Designs and link back to this post. Enjoy!
Here is my first free Digital Scrapbooking Kit called Muted Floral Grunge created all in Gimp. There are 8 papers and each one is in .jpg format and 12"x12" by 300 dpi. The shadows were added for the preview only. There are also 2 Rulers/Ribbons, 2 Staples, 1 Button/Badge, and 1 frame. As usual any feedback is much appreciated. And please let me know if there are any problems. I would love to see what you make with them, so comment here with links to your work, or email me. If you post a layout online using one of my papers, please credit DLS Designs and link back to this post. Enjoy!
Here is my first free Paper Pack, Dark Grunge Canvas Papers. They are inspired by Christina Renee Designs' grungy look. Each one is in .jpg format and 12"x12" by 300 dpi. The shadows were added for the preview only. I would love to see what you make with them, so comment here with links to your work, or email me. If you post a layout online using one of my papers, please credit DLS Designs and link back to this post. Enjoy!
I spent this labor day weekend at our summer home on Hog Island. On Saturday night we had the Hog Island dance. In typical Hog Island fashion we had minimal lights, a crappy DJ and a tons of alcohol. It's so great to be able to have fun and relax. It's nice not to worry about someone being stupid and driving home drunk, since the island has no cars, only golf carts.
This layout was done by me in Scrapbook Flair and Gimp to display all of my Hog Island Sunset photos. I am not sure how I feel about this background paper. I'm toying with the idea of all white or all black. Maybe all brown? I edited the color of the background paper. The original background paper is by Jackie Eckles of Little Dreamer Designs.
Tonight, I was lucky enough to be at Fenway when a brawl broke out between Youkilis and Porcello after Porcello hit Youkilis with a wild pitch. It was so exciting being in the crowds as everyone stood and egged Youkilis on! Being a Red Sox fan is the best part about being from Boston.
Later, at the bottom of the 6th we had a rain delay. After waiting it out for about 20 minutes, we decided to call it quits and headed for the car. Thank goodness we parked close. It was still raining. I just got home and am settling in at my Mom's house for a good night's sleep and heading back to Hog Island tomorrow.
So far this summer has been a very interesting and disappointing one. The tractor broke and there has been so much rain that I have had very little work. However, I have learned some important lessons after a few trials and tribulations on Hog Island.
HOG ISLAND LESSON #1: In a pinch go without deodorant before using Old Spice after shaving! One day after showering, I found myself without deodorant, so I scoured the cabinets and all I could find was an old stick of Old Spice one of my ex-boyfriends left kicking around. I applied it to my armpit only to find myself looking like Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone only instead of holding my cheeks I was holding the one armpit to which I had applied the deodorant. I learned a lesson that day… don't EVER apply Old Spice to a freshly shaven armpit.
HOG ISLAND LESSON #2: Never hop off the boat to tie up the lines when you are alone and the boat is still in gear! About a week or so ago it was a very windy day and I was in the boat. I was trying to park the boat at the dock, but was going against the wind. I was struggling a bit to get the boat close enough, because my usual technique of putting the boat in neutral and slowly coming in wasn't working. So I was giving it a little bit of gas at a time. As I go close to the dock, I thought I had popped it back into neutral, but oops… I didn't. So the stern of the boat kept going away from the dock while the bow was tied up. Lesson learned.