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So glad you found me. Just come and sit a spell, it's time to go exploring. Life is an unscripted journey that if you're lucky enough, you capture it with words and photos.


Thursday, May 31, 2012

Everyday Life

Today I have done a tag/label word art for that special touch to that special layout of yours.

What it says in this .... "my favorite part of today is ... everyday life     signed:  me"

It's finally RAINING here in Marion, Iowa.  I think my rain dance I did last night worked ... hee, hee.  Seriously I'd stand on my head to get it to continue raining ALL DAY LONG!!!!

You can download this at:  http://www.4shared.com/zip/-sPDGuEY/everyday_life.html
Raindrops keep falling on my head .......

Hugs, Sue

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Where's My Remote

Now, I don't know about you ..... this is the perfect example of MY MAN when he can't find his remote.  It only takes him SECONDS to place the BLAME at my feet.  Can you BELIEVE IT, my mild mannered gentleman turns into a MONSTER when it's lost.  He turn's GREEN .... will pout and just can't even IMAGINE that it just might be HIMSELF that lost it!!!!!

Today, this is my poking fun at my dear, dear husband.

You can download him it:    http://www.4shared.com/zip/bq1gWeB2/Where_did_you_hide_my_remote_1.html

Hope this one brings a smile or two!!!!!

Hugs always, Sue

Summer Water

When ever I think of summer the first thought that comes to mind .... especially for me is "swimming".  And, that means WATER!!!!  If you have read my introduction to myself .... you know that I think I must have been a fish in my previous life!!!  I just love to be in WATER!!!!

My freebie today is perfect for summer WATER fun and should find it's home easily on the WATER summer activities of yours.

You can download it at:  http://www.4shared.com/zip/XI1be7zB/Water_you_doing.html

If this is your first time to my home, I want to welcome you with WATER filled friendship.  May you find many freebies that you love, including WATER ones.  Under my labels are many different themes for you to collect them all.  They include holidays, life, love, summer and so much more.  So, if WATER is not you're thing .... that's okay because I have so many GOODIES for your collections.  So, sit a spell and have a great GOODIE grab.

Hugs, Sue

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Face To The Sun

One of the common sites all around Iowa, especially this time of year is the planting of corn and soy.  John Deere tractors are everywhere.

Today my freebie is dedicated to the farmers.

You can download this at:  http://www.4shared.com/zip/wvXaCJBH/Face_to_the_sun.html

Just a photo I took yesterday of corn just starting to be seen.

Hugs, Sue


I want to start this day with a free wordart from another one of the digital designers.  Today I went to her site and I was so moved by her words that I have decided to feature her wordart, instead of one of my own.

Her words were so heartfelt and real, that she sent goosebumps down my spine.  It is an uncanny tribute to our men and women of the Armed Forces.

I wish I knew her first name, but I do have the name of her site.  Everyone that comes today, you need to go to her site.  You can find her at "Bits and Pieces".  Please leave her comments, if you were as moved as I am.  Her site is at:  http://janytime.blogspot.com.

Here is a preview of her freebie.

Again, this is not one of my creations .... I only want to pay tribute to another digital designer that reached right into my soul.  And, I thank her for that.

Hugs, Sue

Monday, May 28, 2012

Talk to the flowers

I don't know about you but this hot weather is causing "horrid" things for all my new flowers I have planted this year.  We haven't had any rain to speak of in so long .... the grass feels like hay and my new plants are complaining loudly.

I feel like I am watering constantly!!!!!!  And .... the rain god is ignoring me!!!!

Here is a preview of my freebie because it's the only reason my flowers are looking half way decent!!!

You can download this png file at:  http://www.4shared.com/photo/uwIQkF3C/talk_to_flowers.html

I want to thank Pinks Poetic Scraps for her cute elements.   They are so adorable and sweet and gave the words just the right touch.  You can find her site at:  http://ladydspinkpalace.blogspot.com.

Hope you had a wonderful Memorial Weekend.

Hugs, Sue

Let's try again

Yesterday I did this free wordart and I have discovered I forgot to give you the link so you could download it.

Here is the link:  http://www.4shared.com/zip/hqPFcz36/Slice_of_the_present.html

Sorry about that everyone.

Just the same I hope you can find the perfect summer layout for it.

Hugs, Sue

Friday, May 25, 2012

My Family

Often I speak of my family .... so I wanted to show some photos of everyone.

My Children and grandchildren  

Drue's Family

This is my son, Drue and wife, Christel
with their sons Ian (baby), Tristan (oldest)
and Elijah




Christa's Family

Christa with husband, Mike and
their children Brandon (blue shirt),
Allison and Justin

My all-time favorite of Brandon

Mr Handsome, Justin

Hobo Spider, Allison

And last, but not least
Angela's Family

Angela with husband, Reggie and
their children, Ryan, Sean (middle) and

Angie and Reggie
Maudi Gras in Katy, Texas

Angie and Abby

Reggie, Sean and Ryan
they are the .....
Soccer Family

These are some of the more current photos of my family, and last but not least here is one of my husband and I.  (I have a husband, John that hates to have his photo taken) .... so I don't have many.

This from last Halloween at Elijah's First Birthday

Hope you enjoyed the visual faces of my wonderful family.  I am so blessed and I know it.  I have the best partner in the world.  He is a very quiet man, who is really only content in his small community of his family.  We have occasional friends we see, but on the most part ... our world rotates around each other and our children and thier families.  I am the social one of the two.  Right now our world consists the majority of time around BASEBALL and playing with the BABIES.  My husband loves holding our newest addition, Ian.  Summer has arrived, too .... which means swimming, exploring and going out to eat with Nana.  Papa is strictly BASEBALL watching of our son, Drue and older grandsons.  The family in Texas, we will be going to see in June!!!!  YEA!!!!!!

Thanks for coming for a visit.

Hugs, Sue

I Met A Super Mom

I have had a special request today and THEY ARE SO SPECIAL TO ME!!!!  To be able to create a wordart for a new friend .... what can I say,

My new friend is named Yholee and she is Super Mom.  She has requested something made with the words "Live, Laugh, Love".  Yholee, I do hope you don't mind .... but I took those words and added my own personal touch to them.  Do let me know if you like it.

You can download this one at:  http://www.4shared.com/zip/DJnVzjWa/Live_Laugh_Love.html

The words are "Through the pages of time .... Live, Laugh and always Love with all your heart forever and ever".

As for the rest of my blog seekers, should there be any special requests .... ALWAY, ALWAYS LET ME KNOW.  I am always glad to do them.

If you are new to my site, as Yholee was welcome, welcome.  Please sit a spell .... I have many different themes and labels to help you find certain freebies, as well as some sets.  If you like my work do consider becoming a follower and most importantly ... leave me some love.

Hugs, Sue

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Power of Love Just Words

Just one more quick freebie today because I LOVE THIS WORDART.  And this one is only words with no elements.

You can download it at:  http://www.4shared.com/zip/Qkg3lKwT/Power_of_Love-just_words.html

If this is your first time to my site,  I want to extend a warm welcome.  I have many, many freebies for you to grab, especially if you have the time to stop and visit for awhile.  I feel very blessed by all the new friends I have met on my "digital wordart" journey.  So, do stop often and leave some love, too.

Hugs always, Sue

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Texas In My Soul

Even though I now live in Iowa, I am a Texan at heart.  When summer approaches my thoughts of anticipation turn south once again.  It will not be long until I leave for vacation again to the Gulf Shores.  So, that is where my freebie comes from today. 

It belongs to the colors of red, white and blue with the lone star.  It belongs to the sparkling beach waters.  It belongs to the dry hot air.  It belongs to the bluebonnets and cowboys.  It belongs to the word "Hey".  And it belongs to my love of my home for over 35 years.

Here is a preview:

You can download it at:  http://www.4shared.com/zip/5y2kt3DF/Texas_In_My_Soul.html

And if there are any of you out there that would like me to do a wordart around the state that you love, just let me know.  I will be so happy to do one for you, too.

Hugs, Sue

Friday, May 18, 2012

Love For The Hands Of Time

One of my favorite dolls as a child were rag dolls.  My mother made me numerous ones that I cherished deeply.  Due to this fact, whenever I come across a really cute ragdoll I always purchase them for my digital library.

This one was purchased from Trina Clark at http://digiscrapkits.com.  Her site is one of my all time favorites.  If you have not ever been there you must stop and visit for a while.  Trina thank you so much for this cutie.

In addition, I want to send a special thanks out to another great designer.  I honestly don't know what her name is, but it is where I found this adorable calendar.  You can find it at http://beszteri.blogspot.com.  Both sites are definately worth stopping by.

You can download this ragdoll at:  http://www.4shared.com/zip/dfMeMbve/Hands_of_time_Im_yours.html

Have a great weekend.

Hugs, Sue

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Nana's Love

Wow .... I have been gone a long time!!!  I do apologize and what can I say my life has been nonstop since the middle of April when I went and saw my mother.

No sooner than I got back my husband had to act up .... hee, hee with indigestion that we thought was his heart.  I just think really .... HE JUST MISSED ME AND WANTED TO BE BABIED!!!!  Afterall, who doesn't have a husband that isn't your biggest child.  hee, hee.  Seriously, everything is just fine after some tests were run.

Next I spent a six day vacation with my GRANDCHILDREN, while Mom and Dad went to Cancun.  And I had an absolute blast!!!!!!  Cooked constantly .... I'd forgotten all the breakfast, lunches, snacks, dinners and then another snack.  There was homework.  There were baseball practices and games.  There were showers and night time stories.  There was early rising.  And there even was time for video game challenges and loads of laughter.  My Miss Allison slept with my every single night and I loved it!!!  And, now I'M HAPPILY TIRED!!!!

Now, for my free wordart:

And you can download it at:  http://www.4shared.com/zip/8amfnQio/NANAS_HEART.html

I'm so happy to say the biggest HI to all my friends with GIGANTIC hugs.

And just a photo or two:

Baseball tournaments with the boys ... pitcher is Brandon and Justin ....  catcher is Brandon.

Trip to the park.

Have a wonderful day everyone.

Hugs, Sue

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

I just wanted to stop quickly and wish everyone a Happy Mother's Day.  I have met and gotten to know some of the most wonderful mothers here on my site.  You have all enriched my life in so many ways, have extended your hands in friendship through the rough month of March and are my newest friends.

What more can I say ..... have the best Mother's Day ever.

I will be getting back in the routine of doing my freebies again on Wednesday of next week.  My life has been SO BUSY.... I haven't been near a computer in days.  My daughter, Christa and her husband are on a SIX DAY VACATION to Cancun, Mexico and I am keeping my grandchildren.  It's been total spoiling attention since Mom and Day walked out of the door at 6:30am last Thursday.  THANK HEAVENS, WHILE THEY ARE IN SCHOOL, THE TIME IS MINE.  I am getting way to old for the 24-7 grandbabies.  lol


Hugs, Sue

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Let's go shopping

I don't know a teenager lassie that isn't ready to go shopping .... and she just might think that Mother's Day is the ticket for a day out with Mom!!!!

With that thought .....

With and without the words Happy Mother's Day .....

You can download this at:  http://www.4shared.com/zip/eI75f-Vm/Lets_go_shopping.html
That's it for today ..... ENJOY!!!!!!!!

Hugs, Sue

A Baby's Love Token

No Mother's Day could be complete without at least one wordart done around a little baby toddler.

If any mother has had the experience of colored walls at any time .... Mom's don't find this very funny.  Actually our reactions are ..... complete horror ..... and that is more like it!!!!

I have had this experience with all three of my children when they were toddlers.  And, believe it or not .... as I look back .... I should have just left those artistic beginning there on the wall for everyone to see.

I am so blessed to have all of my children blessed with the talents of drawing .... like myself.  And, my Miss Abby (my oldest granddaughter) is so, so talented.

Here is one of my scrapbook pages of her talent (drawn when she was 12 yrs old)

Even some of my grandsons are into drawing too.  But, Miss Abby can't have a day go by wtihout drawing.  I am so proud of her.

And here is my freebie Toddler's Mother's Day wordart and this one is dedicated to Miss Abby.

You can download this little toddler for Mother's Day at:  http://www.4shared.com/zip/MEoM6n7j/love_drawing.html

Have a great, great weekend .... I need to get ready for baseball games this afternoon.

Hugs, Sue

Friday, May 4, 2012

Teenager Wish On Mother's Day

I have a granddaughter, Abby that is almost thirteen years old.  Even though she lives in Texas and I am here in Iowa .... her Papa and I speak to her often on the telephone.

This is one of her favorite sayings that she says all the time ..... and I thought it would be perfect for Mother's Day.

Can you guess what it is?????

Well ..... here goes .... preview and all !!!!!!!!

You can download it at:  http://www.4shared.com/zip/lzhDTaR2/not_lame-teenager.html

So, for any of you that have a teenager out there .... THIS WORDART IS FOR YOU !!!!!!
I do hope I brought a smile or two ...............

Hugs, Sue

Will You Be My Best Friend

How often have you heard your child say .... he/she is my best friend!!!  When my children were small this little phrase could always, always be heard as they were playing with the best friend of the day. 

I have done this in two versions ... one featuring a little boy and one featuring a little girl.

Here is a preview of both: 

You can download them both at:  http://www.4shared.com/zip/xzxx9VPQ/Be_my_best_friend.html
Hope you like them.  I love reading all your comments, so don't forget to leave me one. 

And ofcourse, if this is your first time here .... I welcome you.  And, if you have anytime .... please do sit awhile and grab all the goodies I have.  Most of my Mother's Day freebies can be found under the label LOVE.

Hugs always, Sue

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Lighting Up Heaven

I just changed my blog header.  Faeries are just one of those things I love and thought what better for spring.  Hope everyone likes it.  Do let me know!!!!

Have you ever felt a smile just light up your heart?  It can be the first smile of your newborn child.  It can be that first smile after you have said "I do".  It can be that first smile as your mother touches your hand.  It can be so many, many first's of your life.  Aren't we so lucky to have those cherished moments?

What better smile then the one that lights up the heavens, too.

Yesterday was my firstborn child, Christa's birthday and the above sentiment is the one, that I wrote on her card that I made.

Again, the wordart ....

You can download it at:  http://www.4shared.com/zip/p1LkxmjX/smile_heaven.html

Also, I want to extend a special thanks to Robin and Brenda for their lovely comments concerning yesterday's freebie called "Love You More".  Those words are something I started saying with each letter, each phone call and at the end of each visit and conversation I have had with my mother.  It's just one of those heartfelt ways I express my love.  Now, it pertains to all my loved ones .... husband, children and grandchildren.

Hugs to all, Sue

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Love you more

As a little girl, I always dreamed for being able to catch the stars in a jar to give to my mother.  I would imagine having wings like a fairy and being able to fly into the beautiful world above my head.  I can't think of a better gift to show my love.

Just another wish for all the mothers out there.

You can download her at:  http://www.4shared.com/zip/HJCdpvl_/Love_you_more.html

A special thanks goes out to Laurence Designs for the elements of the cute heart behind my little girl and the wordart "love you".  They were just the right thing to accent my wordart.  You can find her at http://nldesigns.blogspot.com.
If this is your first time to my site .... welcome, welcome.  I have been doing free wordart now for about three months.  It is my pleasure to bring my creations to all of you.  I want to thank every single one of you for all the fantastic comments.  They always, always make my day.  And if you have a moment, do drop me more love and consider becoming a member.

Hugs, Sue