Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Out my studio window...

Workin' out of the studio today. Two days of avoiding my window that looks out over the horses. Avoiding with good reason, but on we shall go. I have a border collie who keeps coming in and breathing hot air on my elbow to interrupt my memory moment.

So back to work I go. I have a messsss going on here. I have test cuts galore all over the floor with about ten files for the QMC in process now. Prizes in almost packaged state, billing sheets next to the pc and swap pieces all stacked ready for assembly put together... I hope your studio isn't quite as packed as mine.

Have a wonderful day!

Chris Durnan, designer at GSD KNK WPC AI SCUT files for your personal digital cutters for use with scrapbooking, cardmaking and other hobbies. Whatever your creative mind can come up with!

My files work on many machines. Some of them are: Klik-n-kut, Pazzle, Wishblade, Silhouette, Cricut, Craft Robo. Some of the software involved with these machines are: Funtime, Scrapbooking, WinPC/Signlab, Inkscape, Create & Cut, Illustrator, KNK Studio, Robomaster, DesignMaster and the list goes on..... Enjoy!

And our cutter file "freebies" are kept in the forum. We add to them as we can.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Just reminiscing....

I need to journal some of our history so when I print my blog off I have some stories included of our Mr. Cool…. So todays post is mostly about that…  Hope you don’t mind as I reminisce.


Sometimes we have to let go even if we don’t want to. There is still this empty spot where a puzzle piece of our life fit and now that spot is empty. That as time goes on your pieces may shift some to form a new puzzle piece, but nothing ever quite feels like it fits in that spot. I feel this for my grandfather Gramps and my husband’s Bedstemore. Nothing else quite fits that spot that still burns a little when my brain lets me think about it. I know that our Mr. Cool will burn with me for a long time. Although at the end he was cantankerous and just miserable because of his pain. Wow. We had some fantastic times.


When I first met my husband we spent much time team penning and at the boarding stable. Mr. Cool was an awesome team pen horse. My husband and his two friends originally held the fast time for the arena. Another time I waited with pure anxiousness because my hubbies reins broke and he slipped his hand up the horses neck and rode reinless at breakneck speed to “get the pen” and they did. And pride in his horse had my husband beaming from ear to ear.  I spent much time arena side, watching my hubby working him and riding him. My husband had quite a few offers for him when he was in his prime, but never would take a one. He moved here to our place with us from the boarding stable. He was the only horse here for a time. So we had to borrow a few here and there to keep him company. This isn’t a problem now as our stalls have filled, but first living out here they weren’t.


He was a Houdini of horses. You could put him in a stall with a clasp double chain and twist it and he would let himself out. Many times he would let all the rest of the horses out as well into the arena in the middle of the night. And usually he would leave the “young buck” of the crowd in his stall to wait while he played with all the mares. One night he go out with my paint horse “the young buck” and decided to roam the whole property. We spent some time that night at 2 a.m. getting him to come. I stood in front of the boat propeller is sheer stress that he would came at it and carve his chest open as they ran around the yard full blast. Finally common sense rang true that someone had some food and it sounded better than being a “young buck again”.


My husband’s first horse, Mr. Cool, taught him to ride. He was ever forgiving and ever pushing if he felt he could get away with it. All at the same time. Our nieces could ride around on his back and kick and kick and kick and he would just walk around and not give a hint to run. He seemed to know who couldn’t run and who could.


Once when I fed him when the hubby was away at the stable we boarded at, he snagged my keys from my pocket and jangled them in his teeth with his lip in the air. Then turned his butt to me and shook them up and down and up and down. Another time I showed up in tank top cut low in the back and he snagged my bra with his lip and snapped it. I figured the tag must have been sticking up to catch his eye. My husband, then boyfriend, was quite proud when he heard that story from his sputtering girlfriend, now his wife, as she told him the stories.


Once he decided he didn’t want to take me for a ride. So he calmly layed down in the wash and waited for me to get off and then stood up. Paused for a moment.. and then bolted for home. I screamed COOOOOLLL out into the desert. And he stopped for a moment. Turned around and came back with his head hung low. And I walked all the way home (because of course I couldn’t find a rock for my short legs to get me back up on him.)  I walked home ranting and raving, spitting sand and sand in my pants and handed the reins to my husband in the arena with a smirk on his face and walked in the house to take a shower. Both seemed to have a smirk on their face as I went to the house. I am sure my hubby and his horse shared some very good secret conversation that day


I know at a time in my best friends life he spent much time confiding in his first horse. Life is filled with stray bumpy paths  at time and the saying goes there is nothing like the outside of a horse for the inside of a man. Well in this case, I think it was very true. He listened well for my hubby. Never talked back and kept those secrets. Having Mr. Cool layed the groundwork for friendships at the boarding stable that my husband still has and are some of our best friends now over 10 years later.  Really Mr. Cool was our blessing and still is our heart’s blessing.


My son rode him around every once in a while. Many of our friends took their first ride on him.  We have friends wives who comment they would have a horse if it was Mr. Cool. All in all. He was wonderful.  But in the end he just hurt to much and spent the last few years living, eating, and soaking up the sun.


So here is to all those fantastic memories and soaking up the sun.


Sunny Days or Gloomy Days… still, I can’t help, but Love my Life.




Monday, October 25, 2010

with a heavy heart.. we give you our angel horse

A conversation between a Mom and her son trying to explain life in terms for a child..

Me: So I think Mr. Cool has taken his time with us and is hurting  and God wants him for an angel horse.

Kiddo: Why? (with a puzzled tortured look because he knows about angel puppies)

Me: well he has had his time with us and now he needs wings to move. His hooves hurt so he can’t walk. He eats, but his body doesn’t want the food.

Kiddo: You have to have food. (a silent thinking pause)  an Angel Horse?

Me: Yes… We don’t want him hurting anymore. He has been with us for so long and been such a good horse. Do you think God could use a good Angel horse?

Kiddo: I think it’s about time God learned to be a cowboy and could use a good Angel horse.

(said with a crooked shaky smile and tears pouring over his tender cheeks. He wraps his arms tight around my neck and bury his head in my neck and sighs)


Dear God, it is with a very heavy heart and soul.  We give you our Mr. Cool to be your Angel Horse. Ride him well.
With Love
The Durnans


Baring my soul…

Today is the day we have known was coming for quite some time. Knowing doesn’t make it any easier to deal with. Last night my hubby and I discussed how we just feel beat up by everything happening in life lately. It is emotionally, but it wears on you physically. Also, decisions were made about what is right for a child to be a part of in the “this is a part of life” scenario. He abruptly lost his puppy and still is emotionally touchy about  her over a year later. Some don’t understand the place pets can take in our lives and be a part of our every day family life. They are just one of us and I wouldn’t have it any other way. They are thought of every time we leave the house, every time we come home, every time we go on vacation, every weekend as we plan, and every day before breakfast and dinner. How can they not become a part of us.  I, also, know that we cannot willing go on with our oldest horse living in this much pain, after managing it for years and it now grows, and suffering other effects as well as his body breaks down. Winter is coming and last winter was difficult for him. It has been cold one week here and already he was another ten years older it seemed. It still does not make the lump in my throat go away, my eyes dry up, my lungs feel like I can breathe again or  stop my heart from feeling like a heavy raw stone in my chest.

I thank my husband for having the strength to be who he is. I thank my friends and family who have listened to me talk this through over and over. I thank our vet for listening to me talk  it  out with her. Her kind words noting that she knows we, as owners, have not made any decisions lightly regarding our animals. And sitting with us patiently after. I thank my friends who will pick up my kiddo after school. I thank you for reading as I bare my soul. Sometimes this blog becomes my therapy log.

I still wish on the eve of today, today was over, and tomorrow was starting already, but I know in advance the heart ache will still be here tomorrow. So with my best friend, we will go through it and lean on each other. Then explain to our son, this evening, that sometimes “part of life” isn’t fun and laughter, but heart ache born from a bond of love that has enlightened our lives. Through it all, we will still have each other to lean on as we are family and friends.

my regards

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Private Princess Party

The benefit to being the only girl grandchild out of 5 grandchildren is....
Private Princess Party!!

last week Nanna and Boppa had a private party for my niece P. (Pea)  because they would be out of town.
It was tons of fun. When Pea went home she told her Mom that she was to tired because my kiddo had played with her to much. I found this amusing as did my sister, her Mom.

And then.... when we were on the way home... My kiddo told me that he was going to contact Nanna about having his own Private party next year for his birthday. Because to have two birthday parties should be for every grandchild. I tried to explain to him that it was because N&B were out of town so that is why and the big party was on Saturday. My little one just smiled and said. I am gonna tell Nanna. To cute. Really I just rolled my eyes. It was fun!

And notice the squirt gun... next to the ice cream cake.. Necessary for all Private Princess Parties. Necessary also when there are so many boy cousins. haha.

And this is my lovely sister. It seems when my Aunt is away and not around to steal the crown (or tiara as it was explained to us by our Mom. woops total social faux pah to call it a crown). When the Aunt Jill. is away we all have time with the crown. Well those of us who want it... I expect soon my Sis will be asking Nanna for her own Private Princess Party as well. hahaha.

Love our lives.. filled with smiles.. parties.. fun and ... "Tiaras"


Chris Durnan, designer at GSD KNK WPC AI SCUT files for your personal digital cutters for use with scrapbooking, cardmaking and other hobbies. Whatever your creative mind can come up with!

My files work on many machines. Some of them are: Klik-n-kut, Pazzle, Wishblade, Silhouette, Cricut, Craft Robo. Some of the software involved with these machines are: Funtime, Scrapbooking, WinPC/Signlab, Inkscape, Create & Cut, Illustrator, KNK Studio, Robomaster, DesignMaster and the list goes on..... Enjoy!

And our cutter file "freebies" are kept in the forum. We add to them as we can.

Friday, October 22, 2010


 This past weekend we were asked to be Godparents to a friend's daughter. They are that type of friend that are so close they are family. This was a great honor for us. This is the cross I made for her to hang on her wall. When she gets older she can undo the pink bow and use the metal cross on her keychain or wherever she'd like. It looks almost white here but is a pale pink. I had most of the pieces in my craftroom and my hubby took a walk for me through the craft aisle and came home with the metal cross and heart in the center. Which I thought was the perfect addition to it. As I was laying it out. The hubby said. I think it needs more of the bling. Cute! Love him. As soon as she opened it. It went up on the wall in her room per her request. Awesome.

We had a great time and below are some pictures of the girls and us.

I love Bear Hugs. My Dad always did a Bear Hug which is everyone together as tight as possible.Love it.

And this is totally my goddaughter M, she just does her thing. Love it. Her sister R has hair to die for. I was staring at it and wondering if someone had given her extensions. I should have taken a better picture.

And this is M and I. Whenever we see her, she knows I want a hug so she says
GIVE ME HUGS!. It's the best.

A moment in our life. enjoy!
Chris Durnan, designer at GSD KNK WPC AI SCUT files for your personal digital cutters for use with scrapbooking, cardmaking and other hobbies. Whatever your creative mind can come up with!

My files work on many machines. Some of them are: Klik-n-kut, Pazzle, Wishblade, Silhouette, Cricut, Craft Robo. Some of the software involved with these machines are: Funtime, Scrapbooking, WinPC/Signlab, Inkscape, Create & Cut, Illustrator, KNK Studio, Robomaster, DesignMaster and the list goes on..... Enjoy!

And our cutter file "freebies" are kept in the forum. We add to them as we can.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Brandied, peppered, sauced. wow... Pears!

So tonight I start canning the tons of pears on my counter. I had to giggle
when I layed them all out on the table to start with the most ripe ones
first. They are spread all over the table and I could just imagine my friend
Heidi's kids asking me if I had robbed a pear store. As they believed I had
robbed an apple store a few months ago when the table was covered with

So now I am trying to decide on recipes.
First my friend Jan sent me the link for pineapple pear jam. The
recommendation was made to me because the review she received when she made
it was "it was the best ever tasted". I have found that a lot of recipes
call for canning pears with pineapple juice or something of the like. I find
this interesting. I would never normally put these two together, but I can
imagine the flavors melding together.

And then I was thinking about trying pearsauce, but will do that last I
think. variation of apple sauce.

Brandied Pears, although one book I have says to can pears with crème de
menthe. So that is an option. However, I don't have crème de menthe in the
cupboard, but I have seen a bottle of brandy that I don't know where it came
from so we'll use that up. (Not the whole bottle yikes!!)

Also, I found some pear recipes I had never seen before and thought hmmm. I
am looking for variety in my canning. One was a Peppery Pear Salsa for a
condiment use on chicken and other items and another was for a pear chutney.
Also a good accompaniment to chicken, but pork chops also.

I am addicted to my canning books, but I really like the smaller batch
versions. Since I like to do a little in the evening when I am cooking
dinner or my boys are watching a movie.. probably star wars. So if you have
a book you really like for canning. I would love to check it out. And really
I check them out from the library and see if it is one I can't live without.
I have two I sent back right away. Totally boring recipes. I saw one listed
as contemporary canning with rave reviews because of its uniqueness, but it
isn't a library book yet. So maybe in the future.

I must admit pears are not the first fruit I pick up in the store. I wonder
why I have a table covered in them at the present. It will probably take me
through the weekend to get them all processed. But really the positive
feeling I get after I can and look at the pretty jars I have filled with
goodies makes my chest swell in pride. I hope you have that thing in your
life that makes your chest swell in pride.... I just love my life..


Monday, October 18, 2010

Bingo Begins tomorrow!! Sign up today...

Tomorrow Bingo starts so visit the  forum and sign up today. Ginger is continuing on the Anniversary celebration in the forum. But today is the last day to sign up! Look at these great prizes she posted. Thankkkkk you! Ginger!!


I am off to finish picking winners in the forum and see who will be receiving all our goodies.


Thank you as always to everyone who celebrated with us! We couldn’t do it without you.


Tomorrow I draw the grandprize winner so make sure your list is up to date today!




Sunday, October 17, 2010

My file for you today

UPDATE: 2 more freebies posted in the forum for other designers... and the Paper Temptress $25.00 Gift Certificate drawing!!

Hey guys. It is late in the day, but it is Sunday and I made it in with my file to offer you. Sunday is usually my day of rest and relaxation, but the forum is hopping and hopping. Scroll down and read a few previous posts to get all the details, but for now here is my file for you today.


So here is a car pattern for you that cuts in one piece. The files comes in dxf gsd knk wpc ai svg. And the password is iagreetou.

“Off we go” is a saying I say lots with my little one when we are ready to ride off in the truck and I would like to say Off we go to another great year!!!

Thank you to everyone who partied with us in the forum and our blogs. We will have a few things  left to clean up around the forum. Like mailing prizes and posting winners. Wooohoo! Was a phenomenal weekend.


Prizes Galore.. today enter to win..

Today is the day to get it all in....Here is the link to the anniversary forum. you are gonna want it today!

Well here are some of the prizes.... These are just the general challenge prizes. I am going to group them into bundles and send them out to the winners.
These ones were offered by RSMobley Designs and her amiga. Jill & Sharon sent in some fantastic prizes. Thank you Ladies!!

This one below is offered up by Lori of Beloved Keepsakes in her Grand Theft Challenge

Also there is a grand prize which is an external hard drive 120 GB for you to keep all your download files on and store. A great size to put in your purse or scrapping supplies to keep your files backed up and with you always. Sponsored by me.. Visual Designs by Chris. (Yes I am the practical one of the bunch. Since i have reformatted my pc so many times this year! haha)

And Lori of Beloved keepsakes has offered up a photo star for the 2nd place grand prize winner. These are beautiful! I know because I drool over them often. One day I will have the perfect pics to send and have a western style one done for on my wall.

I will be back after brunch to get more freebies uploaded and join in the partying. Did you think we were done? nope I have more.

For now don't forget to scroll down and visit all the designers offering files in the forum and on their blogs to celebrate! And I'll be back with more!

Brunch? Yes brunch... last night I had the honor of being asked to be a Godmother again. Last night was mass and today we celebrate for brunch. Woohoo! I will post lots of pictures later this week.


Chris Durnan, designer at GSD KNK WPC AI SCUT files for your personal digital cutters for use with scrapbooking, cardmaking and other hobbies. Whatever your creative mind can come up with!

My files work on many machines. Some of them are: Klik-n-kut, Pazzle, Wishblade, Silhouette, Cricut, Craft Robo. Some of the software involved with these machines are: Funtime, Scrapbooking, WinPC/Signlab, Inkscape, Create & Cut, Illustrator, KNK Studio, Robomaster, DesignMaster and the list goes on..... Enjoy!

And our cutter file "freebies" are kept in the forum. We add to them as we can.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

My Second post today... anniversary freebie

Digi-Cutter Files offered in SCUT, GSD, KNK, WPC & AI (SVG) at

First if you haven't been here today... you should scroll down and see the drawing going on for a $25.00 gift certificate.

And now on to today.... My anniversary file for you. the password is iagreetou . The file in whole will be posted to the membership for the QMC. However, for my blog visitors today you can pick up this cute lamp that you could put on a front of a card, moving layout, new home card, child moving to college anything where heavy lifting of furniture is involved and you "light up my life"
Also, Don't forget to stop by the other blogs and the forum to grab a few more freebies. There are two posted in the forum today. One by LisaJane of Filekutz and Kitty's Cuttings...

RSMobley Designs aka Sharon Mobley

Kandrew Designs aka Getting Cricky with KAndrew Designs Blog

Beloved Keepsakes aka Lori McDonald's Blog

While you are in the forum don't forget to check out the challenges.
They are easy peasy so you can get entered in the grand drawing... Some are...
Post your favorite project, quote, photo, tool and we also have the Grand Theft Challenge. Always fun with a huge prize!!!

Every drawing you enter gives you another entry in the grand prize which is an external hard drive to save all your fabulous files on.

And stopy Cuttin' Up Designs to see the winners from yesterdays prize giveaways...

I got an email from a handful of people asking me to extend the $2.00 collections one more day as they had to work Friday. So they are still up if you want to add a ton of files to your collections for cheap cheap. $2.00 anniversary prices.

With that I must go!!! On to play and party in the forum.


I dont want you to miss a gift certificate....

Quickly before I post my freebie… Visit I love Knk for a chance to win a gift Certficate.

Sandy of has been a phenomenal support for me. She continuously answers my many questions regarding the Klik-n-kut. It’s software and of the possibilities. She also is an enabler when it comes to the cutting machines as they are her passion. And I being a person that owns quite a few myself, can completely understand that.  I have attended a KNK retreat and I highly recommend it. She is my go to person for KNK and I refer everyone I know there as they will receive the highest level of help and continued support. I have met Sandy and she is just as awesome in person as she is over the phone/email.

Thank you to Sandy for helping us to party for the 2nd anniversary!

When you wonder what you are signing up for a gift certificate to slide down to the bottom of the left and look at all the options .. Iron On transfer, embossing kits, stamping kits, vinyl… you name it wow! So many crafting opportunities…

I’ll stop rambling so you can enter your name in the drawing. Look for my file offering back here later today…

Saturday, October 16th, 2010
Sponsor – Sandy McCauley, I Love Knk   ----
Win a $25.00 gift certificate to aka

To be entered in the drawing….
Sign up by posting a comment with your contact info on the
I Love Knk Site at
Look for the Post that mentions our 2nd Anniversary!
Enter today on the 16th only! Enjoy!

Email with Winner of ILoveKnk giveaway in the subject to get setup.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Our 2nd Anniversary Party!!

UPDATE: I have placed all my collections on this page for $2.00 a piece in honor of the 2nd year anniversary!! The 15th. A great time to get lots of cuts! There are holiday collections, there are challenge collections, music collection, background collection, and more.. lots of topics covered... :) ..

This weekend should be a fun filled and busy weekend. Invite everyone you can because we are going to party in the forum. Our designers on the "More" team have really raised the bar this year with lots of freebies and offerings and challenges. Just phenomenal. I really want to thank them for helping me thank you, the members of the site, for participating in our forum and really making it so awesome.

The newsletter went out this morning with the "Tour Guide" with some of the items you won't want to miss.

The forum is starting to load with challenges in the anniversary section. Woohoo!! I am headed over there just now to load mine.  Don't forget to jump into as many as you can to win the grand prize which is a Western Digital External hard drive to keep all your collected files on.

And we are really looking forward to a great creative time.

Also, thank you to Ginger (Games) for keeping up on our winners. Ginger is our official drawing picker. Thank you Ginger! I know we are gonna keep you busy over the next few days.

Elizabeth and Ginger co-host the Bingo game at the forum and once the anniversary party is over you can sign up for Bingo which starts on the 19th.

Here is my File for you today. This file is for personal use only and the password is iagreetou

This file is the witches hat within this set. The entire set has been loaded to the Quarterly Membership Club.

But for my blog visitors here is the link to the Sparkley Witches Hat. Enjoy!

And if you want to win a Quarterly Membership Club visit Linda's site at
Linda is hosting a drawing for us.  So hop on over there next and then don't forget the forum for the party! Enjoy! Chris

Chris Durnan, designer at GSD KNK WPC AI SCUT files for your personal digital cutters for use with scrapbooking, cardmaking and other hobbies. Whatever your creative mind can come up with!

My files work on many machines. Some of them are: Klik-n-kut, Pazzle, Wishblade, Silhouette, Cricut, Craft Robo. Some of the software involved with these machines are: Funtime, Scrapbooking, WinPC/Signlab, Inkscape, Create & Cut, Illustrator, KNK Studio, Robomaster, DesignMaster and the list goes on..... Enjoy!

And our cutter file "freebies" are kept in the forum. We add to them as we can.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Tomorrow is the day....

Our 2nd Anniversary Celebration!. In fact some of the items have started loading to the forum. Woohoo!!  I am off to keep putting it together. Have a wonderful day and get ready get set… here it comes… fun fun fun!!




Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Where is Chris?

Here I am. Wow I am looking through our prizes. Watching the designers on the “More Team” put together all their extras and fun stuff for the Anniversary Party this weekend. I am so so so excited! It has been a lot of fun seeing everyone’s projects in the forum and helping folks in the forum. Please mark your calendars for this coming weekend. A great time to stop by and check in to all the challenges and offerings for a party!!



Friday, October 8, 2010

Last day for the bonus file

The grab bag has a bonus tile file offered by Lori of Beloved Keepsakes. Available with the grab bag purchase up to today. This would make an awesome holiday gift. Grab it today. Cut it tomorrow and put it on a tile and have a holiday gift done. Visit the store today!

And everyone have a wonderfulllll weekend!!

Enjoy! Chris

Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

Thursday, October 7, 2010

So so cutey!! Happy Aunt!

Isn't he the cutest. My hubby loves little babies. But we both really love
little babies that are our niece and nephews when they have other parents to
stay up with them all night. Hehe. And here is my crazy kid, his cousin and
our Nan holding the baby. Nan always looks up at the sky like she sees some
bird that has popped into the room. I figured out how to fix that last time
we were all together. I hold the camera to the side and then I talk to Nan
and say look at me and smile.. she looks me in the eyes. And wahla she is
looking at the camera and not some imaginery bird. Thank goodness. :-)
Anyways. Here are a few pictures of the many many we have :-) of course. So
this is just a tidbit to Enjoy! Chris

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

My new nephews room

So I thought I should do this in order. This is my new nephew's room. My
sister before she had the cutey and tomorrow I will post pics of the cutey.
His room is so cute and ready for the little boy to "take off" in life!!

Aunt Chris

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Make your Own Banner Grab Bag File

Here is one of the grab bag files I created for the month of October. Those great Happy Birthday Banners etc. I made this one below for a baby shower for a friend. My kiddo wanted to help so he cut the little bee from the walk in the garden cartridge on my Cricut. He loves loves to push those buttons and helped me glue them together. I will be using this file alot personally. I used brads with flowers and hung the bees and flowers with thread. My kiddo cut one of the bees and didn’t want to glue the pieces on again. So he drew the cute smiley bee and he was thrilled to see it up on the decorations in the pictures.  The shower's theme was quite bumbley and super cute! Heidi did an awesome job putting it together. She definitely has style when she plans her parties. And the diaper cake came out super cute. I have never made one of these, but I think these guys are the experts in diaper cakes. Cute cute!




Monday, October 4, 2010

Marinated Roasted Red Peppers

Well I am addicted. I have started canning. When I can I feel very close to my Grandma that has passed many years ago. We would visit Wisconsin in the summers and spend lots of time with her and my Grandpa. Pulling vegetables from the garden and canning. That distinctive click click of the pressure canner (which I haven't tried yet, but plan to.) is a sound I attribute with my summers. I have an opportunity to get cost effective veggies and fruits through bountiful baskets and plan to use it to the max. So I have 20 lbs of tomatoes waiting for me. I plan to make some salsa and some canned tomatoes with no salt. I am trying hard to can without salt. It is very fulfilling. I will post more pictures as I go. I just did these tonight and they are so pretty I had to share.

For those on my FB page you know, but others ... I pretty much have sprained my ankle. But the positive... The kiddo is on break with me so I don't have to drive to school and walk in. And my crafting hands are free to create. I really have to wonder how my ankles can look chunkier then they normally are. I was in a total state of denial until I took my wrap off and wow who stuffed an apple under my skin on my ankle?? But alas not much can keep me down. So I will ice and rest and keep on chugging.

Have a mahvelous day and evening!!! Life is awesome.

Enjoy! Chris
Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

Friday, October 1, 2010

List of files for the QMC and the next one


Hey folks,

First I have loaded the new qmc to the store….


You can get it for $9.00 for a few days.


Also, while you are there check out the grab bag. I am one of the participants. We are previewing right away because we think there might some things you would like to make for the holidays. Well we know there are! Super cute and check out the bonus file for being by the 8th. One of those ever popular Tiles. Also, a wonderful gift for relatives!



And if you are a current member for July-Sept you have until October 15th to download all the files listed below. Enjoy!



CD00733 - #01 - Polynesian Parrots
CD00734 - #02 - Zebra Inchies & Border
CD00737 - #03 - Parrot
CD00738 - #04 - Corners & Such
CD00736 - #05 - Mini Album Sing
CD00739 - #06 - Rocket Cuts
CD00740 - #07 - Never Give Up
CD00741 - #08 - First Snuggles
CD00745 - #09 - Tea Pot Card Front Set
CD00746 - #10 - Tea Party Title and Border
CD00742 - #11 - Ribbon Sided Gift Box
CD00743 - #12 - Meow Who?
CD00744 - #13 - Ho Ho Ho Holy Night
CD00735 - #14 - Rocket Book
CD00747 - #15 - Closed for Cleaning Doorhangers
CD00751 - #16 - Lake Adventures
CD00750 - #17 - Lake Peace
CD00749 - #18 - Lakeside Fun
CD00748 - #19 - Swimming in the Lake
CD00758 - #20 - Color Corner Set
CD00757 - #21 - Color Edge Set
CD00756 - #22 - Beauty is Within
CD00759 - #23 - Haunted House Title and Front Gate
CD00760 - #24 - Card Fronts 760
CD00762 - #25 - Cupcake Wrapper Tea Party
CD00761 - #26 - Cupcake Wrapper Zebra
CD00753 - #27 - Angel Paper Piecing/Stained glass
CD00763 - #28 - Oklahoma
CD00764 - #29 – Michigan



Another quarter comes to a close and I find it necessary to reiterate that I really appreciate all my QMC members.You support me and I in turn can support my family. Thank you!