jaye’s spot

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Printing and freebie

I must share this. I took a cd of my layouts and had some printed up last night (I have 100 to do so not all were done, LO) as where I go have 8 x 10's on for $0.49. Anyway, can I just say wow!! This is why ladies we all stick with designers who have high quality designs, I know the ones I've had printed have all been great, my stuff has come from Scrap Orchard, Sunshine Studio and I have not been disappointed. Not to say noone else's is high quality, just those are the two places I haunt so I can only speak to those designers, and of course Flergs as I have some of her stuff as well........not enough though, :)
So I'm thinking summer is over, another cool day. Out in jeans again............complaining? Nope my favourite temp is when it's mid seventies, windows all open, love it. Except still have the throbbing head and earache, good old sinuses aren't they wonderful? Yuck! Still no rain, had maybe ten sprinkles on my windshield while I was driving home but that's it. My grass is all brown and not growing..............except for the crab grass that is beautiful green and growing just fine!

*Rant Alert*
OK, I really need to vent, so if you don't want to read skip down, I'll completely understand. I'm picking my son up from his dad (my soon to be ex) and B-man tells me that he found out tonight that his grandma is having a Labour Day bbq on Sunday. Now, no big deal except I don't think it is up to a 10 year old to inform me, I had just seen his dad, he could have said something, now in his defense when I did speak to him he did just find out as well. Any way I was already upset over something (a lot of things but that's another story) and I commented we had talked about going to a local fair this weekend...........I felt horrible. I wasn't whiny or angry or sarcastic, I merely commented about the fair and that it was my birthday on Saturday (bbq is Sunday). I just feel bad that B-man immediately felt he had to choose Sunday with me, this is the first time this has popped up so we've been lucky. Truth is his grandmother doesn't treat him that well and he really doesn't want to see her, only goes for his dad and to see his cousins. The Easter debacle is still fresh in the poor kids mind. Before anyone thinks I'm being mean, she left his baseball game because her son (my ex) was talking with someone and didn't come running over and sit with her, and because B-man had to stay close to the dugout so he didn't come talk to her. She didn't show up for the next one or come the next day for his semi-final and championship game............she wonders why he doesn't want to see her?! I could write a flipping novel but I won't waste anyone's time. If he wants to go on Sunday I will have no problem with him going, I will not hold him back or take part in petty crap. OK, rant is over.................whew I feel better.

I made a template today and even scrapped a layout with it to show you! So here is the layout, and I used Pineapple Plantations Designs, Vintage Grunge (image is linked). It's of the B-man holding his cousin Ashley (one half of the twins you see in my layouts). I played with the colour of the photo to get a vintage feel but I'm not sure I accomplished that, oh well it's all about learning. Enjoy today's template! Oh, and if you're looking for a cool freebie paper pack, go to my fellow Wonder Girl Janel's blog she has one up. Have a great day!!

Download: Template 11--sorry link no longer available


Mrs. Miles said...

Hi from a fellow (well not a fellow, but another woman) Canadian. I found your link on the DST blog train. I wasn't lined up after you, just decided to check out a few extra links and here you are.

I'm sorry about your family situation - thats always SO hard. Its hard being a good Mom. My heart goes out to you, and the children. I hope its ok to tell you I'm lifting you up in prayer.

You can 'rant' at me anytime - I'm a listening ear.

Thanks for your pretty giveaway.

warmly, Barb (Mrs. Miles)

Maria said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 28 Aug [LA 12:00am, NY 02:00am, UK 07:00am, OZ 05:00pm] ).

Bev said...

I think your an awesome mom for being so understanding of you son! I know that has to be hard for him to choose but that you will make that a little easier is so awesome! Sometimes people do things to despite their ex and the children get hurt! Thanks for visiting my blog!

Amanda said...

Sorry about your sinuses and the ex's family. If it helps, my parents divorced when I was a baby, and my mom always let me make the choice who I wanted to be with if there were 2 things on the same day. Kids know who love them and pay attention to them.

Love the layout and template though!

Kelsey S said...

WHat an awesome template!


Bree said...

Thank you for the template, and where do you print 8x10s for $0.49?

Mrs. Miles said...

Hey Jaye, thanks for your visit, and I'm still thinking about you. Hope is all ok.


ScrapShana said...

As a single mom, I can identify with your rant on an all too personal level.
My ex's family doesn't even recognize our kids' birthdays, much less attend anything they're involved in. :(
Great template, too. Thank you so much for sharing!

cjpeterson38 said...

I love your lo, thanks for sharing!
TY for the template.