Wednesday, June 18, 2008

April Flowers - Add-on for Skip

April Flowers
Add-On for Digitreats Skip
Hello, everyone!  Sorry it has been such a while since posting.  Things have been crazy lately (see notes below if you want to read why).  Today is my first experience in add-ons - I have created some flower embellishments and colored them to coordinate with Digitreats Skip.  If you haven't yet found Digitreats' Skip, Run and Jump ABC kits, you're seriously missing out!  Click HERE to check them out. :)  The set includes 6 flowers and a little bouquet.  The flowers were extracted from photos I took myself of some bouquets I received in April for get-well/birthday wishes from my friends Donna and Jennifer.  My TOU has been amended, and so for this set, scrap-for-hire and scrap-for-others is OK - see TOU for details.  I am hoping to make my older kits available under the same TOU, but I have to wait until I hear from some designers whose actions were used to create some elements.  I will make an announcement at the top of my blog when I know more!

Click HERE to download.

Notes for the day:
Well, we had a rough weekend.  My oldest daughter, Lydia, developed a "swimmer's ear infection."  She was feeling miserable anyway, but was finally well enough to go shopping to order her birthday cake and spend a gift card she received for JCPenney.  We went to the bakery to order her cake (with a custom picture we made on the computer), and she had a donut.  She has a nut allergy, but the donut had no nuts, nor was it in a tray with anything with nuts.  However, by the time we were almost ready to check out at JCPenney, she started itching, and within about 4 minutes had developed severe hives from her chin to her ankles.  She has never had a reaction like that before.  Fortunately, we were only about 1/2 mile from the Urgent Care center, so we got her there right away, where she had to get a shot of epinephrine and a bunch of Benadryl.  Her oxygen saturation declined to 83%, she started coughing, and the doctor later told me he had been worried he might have to intubate her. Fortunately, the epi worked in about 15-20 minutes, and she's fine now.  But, it gives me quite a scare regarding school this fall - they supposedly have precautions in place to protect her and the other kids with food allergies, but they had several dangerous mistakes last year, and now that her reactions have gotten so severe, we can't risk any accidents.  If they can't come up with a fool-proof plan, I may have to look into homeschooling!
On a brighter note, after Lydia recovered, she and I worked together on setting up HER new freebie blog - Lydibug Garden!  She is designing scrap kits herself now (though she has only just turned 8 years old).  All of her freebies are from her own drawings or concepts, but I am just helping her to learn how to make her ideas a reality in Photoshop.  She's learning fast, and having lots of fun. Her site is ready now, and we posted her first freebie last night!  Here is her preview - click HERE to visit her blog, where you can download her freebie.  (She has a generous heart and chose to make it available for commercial use!)


Jody said...

Hmm mind if I join Lydia as you give PS lessons! LOL She is already creating things I haven't a clue how to do. Oh to be young again and catch on to things so quickly.

Happy to hear your daughter made it through the allergy outbreak. Didn't seem to have the problems they have now-a-days back 40 years or so ago. So many kids are allergic to nuts now.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the beautiful flowers Jeanne!

Personnally, I think homeschooling would be a daunting task, however, that is just me. I just know how easily I get "off routine"! I'm sure you'd be a whiz at it. While I realize children can be over-protected, I think it's better to do that than to take unnecessary chances. My sister started my nephew at the public school and I saw on the first day how their systems work. Needless to say, three days later we had him enrolled at the Christian Academy and it's been the best thing for us all. He has thrived there and I didn't have to have that nervous breakdown! Fortunately, my dad foots the bill but if he didn't, I would go back to work to pay for it if I had to (and I'd rather do anything than go back to work)! Good luck with your decisions and thank God everything came out ok this time. I am heading to Lydia's site to leave encouragement and love!

Aunt Anne

Lisa said...

Thanks for the beautiful flowers!Poor Lydia, sounds like she had a horrible day! I had seen her blog advertised on digiscrapdepot and visited her. She did an amazing job on her kit....wish I could do that!!!!

Anonymous said...

thanks for that!

Federal Way flowers

Shirley in NJ said...

Wow - sorry to hear about your daughter's reaction, but glad all is well.

I think it's SOOO cool that you're teaching her PS like you are. I gave my daughter a bunch of gift certificates for her birthday for alone time with mommy to learn PSE. It's great when they take an interest in what mommy does!

Maria said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 19 Jun [LA 02:47am, NY 04:47am, UK 09:47am, OZ 07:47pm]).

Scrapping Mom of 5 said...

Found you through the DigiTreat site. Thanks for the Skip flowers.

Daywalker said...

thank you so very much!

Sue said...

I was at Lydia's blog earlier. She is very talented. I'm sorry about her reaction. Very scary. My daughter has a diary allergy (she's 4), so I can relate.

You are very talented too. Thanks for sharing.

Sue said...

Thank you very much for sharing your work! :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the doilies, they are fantastic.

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