Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Life Ups and Downs

So much has happened in the last 3 months, I’m not sure where to start. I am having a buy one, get one free sale at That’s Scrap. Inc. Just send me your receipt to scrapmisfit@yahoo.com, and tell me which file you would like for your free one. This is not thru the store and these are for my files only, sorry.  The free file must be equal or less than the purchased file. OK so let get the free file out of the way. It is a swirl that I use on the striped background that I gave away last time. It comes in GSD, KNK, AI, WPC, and SVG. Download here.

Sorry it has taken so long to post, time just seams to fly by. Thanks for all those who were worried about me I am doing fine, it is that life just got in the way. To those that read my blog keep reading, there are more free files hidden in this post.

I am not sure who said this, but I love this saying. "Love puts the fun in together, the sad in apart, and the joy in a heart."

One of my “downs” is my oldest daughter moved to Chicago last August. She is 26, but no matter, you never stop worrying about your kids, especially in a big city. It takes me about 4 ½ hours to visit her, but it only takes her 3 hours to visit me. She was driving 8 blocks to McDonalds one morning when out of nowhere a car ran into her and pushed her into another car. She’s alright, thank GOD, but her just-paid-off car was totaled. The guy hit 5 more cars before he took off running out of his stolen vehicle and away from the cops.  It was so hard to hear, and see the picture.  A friend of mine from High School lost her son this way.

One of my “ups” is facebook. 99% of my family is on facebook, my 2 girls, all my sisters, and 22 or more nieces and nephews.  Also various friends and co-workers.  My second free file is a gear corner, with extra gears. It works very well for little (or big) boys tearing things apart, or building them together. Download HERE .  One day, last month or so ago, I get this friend request from Argentina. I only know one person from there, and it was the exchange student we had when I was 10 years old, this was a very long time ago. We lost touch with her when my dad died 20 years ago. It was so exciting to hear from her again! The 2 things I remember about her was she drank wine with every meal (not in America she didn’t lol,) and she would cuss in spanish, and that would infuriated my mom. I picked up quite a few spanish words that year. lol.

Another of my “downs” was CuttersMarket going out of business. I made extra spending money though them. I am not sure what I am going to do now. I still sell at That’s Scrap, Inc., but not enough to keep me afloat.  I am having a buy one, get one free sale. This is not thru the store and these are for my files only, sorry.  The free file must be equal or less than the purchased file. Just send me your receipt at scrapmisfit@yahoo.com , tell me which file you would like for free. No limit until July 5th. 

Another of my “ups” is also another of my “downs”. I scrapbooked last summers family’s camping trip. My family (36 out of 45) took over 800 pictures, and sent me the digital pics. I decided it might be cheaper to digitally scrapbook these. It took me about 10 months. I didn’t do to bad considering this was my first attempt to do a whole album. So I sent it off to have it made into a book. It cost me about $65.00. I get it back and it was great! 2 days later I let my sister look at it with her family. I stressed to neither drink or eat by it. Well I get it back the next day with a big blue stain on the very first page. It looks like downey fabric softener. I was, and still am, sick about it! I guess I should have also said, no doing laundry by it.  I bought 3 different blue ink pads the other day and I am thinking about “stipling” it so it is not so noticeable. Wish me luck.

There was a lot more ups and downs, but I guess that is what life is all about. This brings me to the last free file. It is a zipper frame plus. It is one of my favorites. It comes in the 5 formats listed above. Here is the download: Zip.  My “ups” are up there, and my “downs” are not really that bad. Washing machine broke, toilet exploded, kitchen sick sank, but I still have my health, my family, and my friends, so life is still good. :)

Of course there is no formula for success except perhaps an unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings. Arthur Rubinstein


Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [22 Jun 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Trisha said...

I am so glad your daughter is okay! Thank you for sharing the files. I hope things go smoothly now for a while.

Aussie Wendy said...

I just want to give you a big hug. I hope things even out for you.


Esther W-B said...

Thanks for the update on your life happenings and for the freebies. I hope you will have way more ups than downs in the future.

Carolyn said...

I hope you start having more ups than downs and glad to see your daughter was not hurt.
Also thank you for the free file and bonus files. The zipper one will be very handy.