September 5, 2011

Rainy Day Relaxation and a Giveaway Thank You!

The tropical storm that was in the Gulf has finally settled in here in east Tennessee. We’re getting some much-needed rain, though we’ll end up with about eight or nine inches of the wet stuff before the storm system moves out of here. It’s a non-work day for me too. So we were relaxing earlier out on the screened-in back porch, enjoying the cool temperatures and listening to the rain’s musical pitter-patter outside our cottage. It’s a day to catch my breath before I start into a new week of writing, reviewing, and editing technical procedures. Too bad I can’t add a few of my pictures to the procedures to spice them up a bit, LOL!

And here’s a shout-out and hearty thank you to Janice of Gypsy Farm Girl! I won the My Memories scrapbooking program (along with a $10 gift code for shopping) in her giveaway last week, and I’ve been having fun playing with it. I see some good possibilities to use it for custom blog backgrounds and headers! Here is the result of my first practice session. Not bad, huh? Especially since I just dove right in and didn’t read the instructions!


  1. Oh how fun. That looks pretty cool. I'm sure you'll be whipping out more cool things before you know it.
    Have a lovely day!

  2. Hi Donna, Congrats.. I know you will enjoy that scrapbook!!!!

    We have had 3 inches of rain so far and it's still raining. I love it. We needed it so much!!!! AND--it's in the 60's here. WOW!!!!

    Have a great Labor Day.

  3. congrats on the win and I love what you did there. Looks great.
    Enjoy the rest of the evening and don't work too hard the rest of the week

  4. Lovely scrapbook page. I just finished a book for our friends 50th wedding anniversary and I was so happy to see they were enjoying my efforts, too often that does not happen. Enjoy your break before back to work.

  5. Congratulations! Expected no less than an outstanding job done by you!! You are so creative.

    I visited Janice and wish we could send them some of our rain. I like her blog :)

  6. I LOVE your page! So glad you are having fun with the scrapbook software! I didn't read directions either!
    I sure wish you could send some of that rain to us... Hope you have a wonderful week!

  7. You are a hearty gal to just jump in without reading the instructions! :) Your first project looks great. Congrats!

    I love your photos of Alaska. What a gorgeous state it is. So lush. A good mental escape once one has been there, eh.


  8. Ooooh, very nice! We wanted a rainy day yesterday too but all we got were clouds. Finally last night a downpour, most welcome, and it caused me to nod right off to sleep! Something about that three-day weekend was exhausting to me! I hope you have a challenging yet enjoyable work and play week, Donna dear!

  9. Look at You Girl! This is Pretty!!
    Can't wait to see how you like it for backgrounds!

  10. Oh I love that. I'll have to check that one out too.

  11. Oh my gosh that is SO CUTE! You'll have to help the rest of us figure out how to make our blogs look half as cute as yours looks, one of these days when you have nothing better to do. :) Hugs!

  12. Your photos are fantastic...and what a pretty scrapbook page! I think I'll play around with one tonight! I love the swirly embellishment that you used! And the little zig zig around the edge is very nice! I'm still learning! ♥

  13. Oh that's so pretty! You don't read directions either?

    My camera is acting up and I don't know whether I should just live with what does work or send it in to be repaired or buy a cheap one. Sigh. I suppose I could read the directions.


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