Sunday, June 30, 2013

Hello Scrap Fans!

Hello Scrap Fans!

How was your last week of June?  Can you believe that half the year has passed and Christmas isn't far away? The older you get the quicker the time passes, so, if you are still young, cherish every minute!  

It may be the center of the year but it is still springtime in some places as evidenced by all the little animals showing up in FaceBook timelines. Friend, and awesome designer, Jodiann Cates has been raising a squirrel Pepper; 

friends and cohorts Chris and Richard Allport have been working in their back garden that is ultra lovely and getting ready to just burst with flowers! 

My little second cousin Courtney has been frolicking in her pool 

and great grandson Gavin is having a wonderful time with his Nana Kim!

Busy busy time of the year!

I am still working on learning how to do cutting files.  I thought I had everything ready and waiting to go but once the files were used a problem showed its nasty head. A new friend, DiAnn Tenorio, has pointed me toward a learning center site that I hope can get something drilled into this old head! Hopefully, I will have new files to post soon!

The DST Blog Train will be active on July 1st! Everyone always looks forward to their train as it is a really nice and organized one.  Stop by here for my part! This month's theme is Welcome To My World.

I have a blog gift for you today of an ultra-mini kit; hope you like it!

Have you been collecting the brag book pages made from Retro Summer?  The last one, number 7, is going to be this week's newsletter gift so be sure and sign up if you haven't already done so.

Thanks for coming by and remember to come back on Monday for the DST Blog Train!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

It's Sunday! Time for a new blog gift!

Hello y'all,

How has this week treated you? I've been busy, as usual, but also disturbed by the new development in my daughter's, Kimberli, eyes. I believe I told you that the diabetes has taken so much from her and the current monster result is she is losing her eyesight. Last Monday she had an ocular migraine and then the vision in her left eye went black. A trip to the eye doctor confirmed that the blood vessels in the retina have broken away again and the blood is obscuring her vision. Friday he injected a chemo drug used on colon cancer patients into her eyeball!  This is suppose to stop the blood flow, hopefully, but it is beyond my understanding how you can have chemicals injected into your eye and still have a chance of seeing with that eye again. The medical breakthroughs get more and more complicated and bizarre every year.

Enough about that. My store, Heartfelt Perfections is turning 3 years old this Tuesday the 25th! Leigh and Debbie have planned a really nice celebration with discounts and freebies; I have decided to put my shop on sale at 50% off! This is for one day, the 25th, and one store only.  If there are any kits or products you have been wanting, then get on over there and pick them up at this deep discount.

I almost have 300 likes on my FaceBook Fan Page! I have another Retro Summer brag book page ready to give away when it hits the mark.  Have you collected all the Retro Summer brag book pages? I have one for you today (below) and one will be in my newsletter on Monday for a total of 5 which makes a very nice mini album.  This is the one that will be on FaceBook for the milestone gift:

This one will be in the newsletter Monday:

This one is ready for you now!:


There are 3 blog trains running through my blog this month. The Pixel Scrapper Blog Train is in the post of the 1st of June, the Berry Applicious Blog Train is in the June 14th post, and the Fibromyalgia Awareness Blog Train is in the June 20th post. Just scroll down so you can download all of these gifts today!

If you haven't signed up for my newsletter you are missing out on some nice newsletter gifts; just sign up in the right top of the sidebar!

I need some help people!!  I need someone who still paper scraps or crafts that has an electronic cutting machine to test my cutting files.  I plan on making greeting cards, alphas, boxes, bags, keepsakes, etc. but have to have them tested before putting them up for sale.  If you can help me out I will pay you with free files of everything I design for cutting! I would get my own machine except I have way too much invested in Photoshop and Wacom now! LOL! So please if you can help out or if you know someone who could please leave me a message here in the comments section or send me a message via my FaceBook page.  Thanks!

Have an awesome week!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Trying Something New

Hello everyone,

How are you tonight?  Looking forward to the weekend? All my days run together since I retired so whatever day it is doesn't dictate what I do and it is fantastic to live this way!

If you are looking for the Fibromyalgia Awareness Blog Train it is in the previous post.

I am trying something new (to me) that I want to get your opinion on and maybe your help.  I am experimenting with cutting files.  You know the ones you use to download to your electronic cutting machines? My problem is I think I can make them okay and have a lot of ideas rolling around in my head but I don't own or have access to a cutting machine.  That makes it rather difficult to test the files as I make them and before they go into my shops.  The files can be used digitally too for designer kits and layouts using the shapes as templates for digital elements and shapes.  You can also use regular paper scissors to hand cut out the shapes on your paper or fabric of your choice.  So I think they will be very versatile and easy to use. The spirals in the preview below are my first cutting products, would you like to have the files and test them out in whatever type cutting machine you use?  All I want in return is a thumbs up or down as to their formats and ease of use. Here is the preview; give it a once over and if you think you can test it for me just leave me a comment here or privately on my FaceBook page Liv Hudson.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Blog Train Lists Blog Train!

This month's blog train is to bring Fibromyalgia Awareness.  I have fibromyalgia, fibro for short, and have been living with it for so long that I cannot remember what it feels like not to ache or have a good memory. I hope you will take the time to find out more about this wretched disease; here is a link for education. Now on with the blog train freebie!
Here is my part:


You should have joined me from Star Creationz's blog and will be going on to FB Queen JJ Creations blog when you leave here.  If you should get lost, most of us will have the following blog lists on our post.

Patty B Scraps
Mama’s Designz
Becky’s Creations
Dakota Winds Graphics
Shuckclod’s Stuff
Xelax Scrap Free
Touched By A Butterfly
Sugarbutt Designs
Kreations By Sparky
Jenny’s Designz
Marniejo’s House Of Scraps
Star Creationz
CL Graphics -ME
FB Queen JJ Creations
Leterati Artful Scraps
Caroline B.
Made By Keuntje
Speyegull Designs
Callaluna Creations
Misplaced Mermaid
Crazy Tiffs
Designed By Laura Wellighoff
Jody M Designs

Thanks for coming by and please come back and get all the freebies that are available on my site. The Berry Applicious Blog Train is in the previous post and the Pixel Scrapper Blog Train is in the post of June 1st.  I also have a FaceBook Fan Page that has plenty of freebies in the timeline comments!  The DST Blog Train will be pulling into the station on the first of July so you don't want to miss that one either! Y'all come back now, ya hear!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day Guys!

Hello! Today is Father's Day in the English speaking countries; do you celebrate Father's Day today too?  My Dad has been gone from me since August 2008. Sometimes it seems like I haven't seen him since I was a kid and other times I remember him with my children.  He loved my girls to pieces and spoiled them rotten as every grandparent should.

We have had some rough weather this past week consisting of rain and electrical storms.  The worst one knocked out our power and cable and took out one of the trees in our front yard. The next day I went to the dining room window to survey the damage and saw 3 small rabbits playing beneath the fallen branches; I guess they felt somewhat hidden under those leaves.  We have a lot of wildlife around our house, how about you?  I know I should take photos of my animal visitors but I never seem steady enough to get a good shot.

I have your weekly Blog Gift for you today.  I made some brag book pages from my kit Retro Summer and will be offering one today and one tomorrow in my newsletter; I think I will make some additional ones for the milestone gift on my FaceBook Fan Page.

I hope you like this gift.  


This is the one that will be in my newsletter tomorrow:

Thanks for stopping by!

PS: If you are looking for the blog trains they are in prior posts; just scroll down!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Berry Applicious Summer Fun Blog Train is Here!

Yeah! It's time for the Berry Applicious Choo Choo! Glad to see you have made the trip and are here to pick up your next gift on this fun train! You should have reached me from English Rose Designs and will be going on to Mrs. W when you leave here.

Let's get on with it! My part of the gift train is:


Here is the complete blog train list:

Check out the rest of my blog if you like free gifts! Thanks for coming by.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

New FaceBook Milestone Gift!

Hello y'all,
Just thought I'd let you know that we've reached the 250 milestone on Graphic's Fan Page! Thank you to all of my FaceBook and Blogger Fans! You rock!  Go to my FB page and get this gift in the timeline posts!

The Blog Trains are coming! 

The Blog List Fibromyalgia Awareness Train:

The Berry Applicious 'Summer Fun' Blog Train:

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Short Hello and a New Blog Gift!

Evening Y'all!

Well, I don't know about your neck of the woods but in ours it has been raining for what seems like weeks.  It is good for keeping the temperatures cool but it is misery for my allergy to mold. Everything is beautifully green though and that's a good thing. The primroses, bush roses, calla lilies, along with rabbit, squirrel, geese, duck, and bird babies are popping up or open all over the garden.  We have been having a bumper crop of wild mallard ducks this year as well as the Canada geese. My Mother use to say when you saw the wild things have more babies than usual, it meant that it was going to be a long cruel summer so they are hedging their bets.

We got some decent news this week after the doctor scared us half to death; Kimberli is not going to have to have dialysis start this week or be put on the transplant list just yet.  Her kidneys are now functioning at 40% which is up from the 35% of last November! Diabetes takes its toll on her poor little body in so many different ways and it is another of those diseases that doesn't 'show' so people don't cut her any slack.  We are thankful for this reprieve of her kidneys though!

I have been busy designing this week and have shown you the last two products just the other day.  I worked on a gift for you today and also one for the newsletter subscribers. Here is the one for the newsletter subscribers:

Here is the one for you, my great blog followers!  The link is below the image.

I am going to be involved in a couple of blog trains this month, one starts this Friday and another one starts next week. Thanks so much for dropping by and come back soon.  

Friday, June 7, 2013

New Photo Mask

Need a vintage or frilly look to those wedding or anniversary photos? Try this photo mask! The mask can be used as a photo clipping mask, page mat or mask, journal mat, or frame. Just pick your colors, textures, styles, blends, or patterns you want to use and clip them to the mask or fill the mask. I’ve included full size usable examples for your stash too! Check out my new Victorian Photo Mask:

You can find it in all of my shops and the links are located on the right sidebar.

Thanks for looking.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

New Commercial Use Templates

Check out my new CU Templates/Overlays! I’ve taken the drudgery out of designing striped diagonal papers!  I’ve created these 8 templates/overlays so you can zip through and get to the fun part of adding colors, styles, filters, and blending options. Mix, match, stack, rotate, and flip to your heart’s content without worrying about messing up the spacing. These templates can be added to your elements too for coordinating custom look with your papers. These templates are suitable for personal use too!

You can find them in all my shops (links on the right sidebar)!

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

It's Sunday and That Means a New Freebie!

Hello Gang!

Well, this has been a bonus week for for you scrappers!  First of the month new FaceBook Fan Freebie, First of the month Pixel Scrapper Blog Train-Pond Life, 1st Sunday new Blog Gift!  Of course you can also get the !st Newsletter of the month with it's Fan Gift too if you have subscribed!  This is what you get in this Monday's newsletter:

This is what you get today,right now, right here :) (gotta be silly sometimes)

Don't forget to check out the Pixel Scrapper post for my part of the Pond Life Blog Train!

Go to go and work on the newsletter; later!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

New Fan Freebie at FaceBook

Well folks, it's June 1 so that means a new fan freebie on my FaceBook Fan Page!  Here is the preview:

You must first 'Like' my fan page if you have not already done so, then click on the Fan Freebie Tab and you will be able to download this month's gift!

If you are looking for Pixel Scrapper Blog Train post it is the one below this one!

Come back soon!

It's Here! Pixel Scrapper Blog Train!

Hello y'all!

I am so excited to be a part of Pixel Scrapper's Blog Train this month!  I'm such a klutz that I kept missing it but I managed to post my preview and link twice this month!  The theme is Pond Life and the colors, well, predictable! I had fun coming up with a few thing for this one.  You must ride the train though because some of the other parts are large complete kits! You can always go to the Pixel Scrapper home page and get to the link list here:  or to the forum blog list for direct links Here is the preview of what I have for you:


Thanks for visiting and be sure and check out the rest of the freebies on my blog! (if you sign up for the newsletter, you will get free gifts with it too)