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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Retro Café Art Gallery: Retro Cafe Art Gallery Valentine's Day CONTEST!

Retro Café Art Gallery: Retro Cafe Art Gallery Valentine's Day CONTEST!: what a great way to start the New Year!! Who couldn't use a gift certificate to RetroCafe Art?!!!Yep..it's the prize!! You just need to create a piece of art with one thing that they carry..you don'teven have to buy it from them!!!..but,oh,the fabulous products they carry!! Go take a look!!!
Happy New Year everyone!!

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December 31......

is a day my parents and I,and my twin, always celebrated!! Not because it was New Years Eve. A day more important than my birthday or any other holiday. This is known as Adoption Day..the day my parents got us..we became the twin daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph L. Redmond!! Annette Allen became Sherrie Ann Redmond!!! We were 6 mos. old . This was the day that changed my life forever. this was the day the God gave me the most precious gift  of all..the most wonderful parents in the world!! These 2 people moved heaven and earth to provide ,for my sister and I, everything that life had to offer. My sister and I had everything we could have wanted. My parents always made us feel special and encouraged us to reach for the sky and follow our dreams. 
My father got the phone call from Childrens Home Society Los Angeles..and they both loved telling the story.....
CHS.."Mr. Redmond,we have a little girl for you"
Daddy "we'll take her"
CHS " Ther's just 1 thing.."
Daddy.."we'll take her"
CHS.."Mr. Redmond,she has a twin"
Daddy  "we'll take them"
CHS  "don't you want to discuss this with your wife?"
Daddy " No, we'll take them"
CHS  "do you want to see them before you decide"
Daddy.."NO, WE'LL TAKE THEM"
And so the journey began!!! And what a marvelous one it was! There was not one day,in their entire lives that I knew,without a shadow of a doubt, that I(and my sister) came first..in every way.  
Thank you Mom and Daddy..I still celebrate..and I can feel you here with me.
To my birth mother..where ever you are..Thank You! And, I love you too..only a mother who loves her children could make that sacrifice..one I know only too well!
MY PATERNAL GRANDMA,MY MOM AND "FINNY",THE SOCIAL WORKER (SHE CAME TO MY WEDDING!)

WITHIN A FEW MONTHS OF ADOPTING US!! SO CHUNKY WE WERE!

lOOK AT THAT SMILE!!!   YOU'D THINK SHE'D BE EXHAUSTED!!
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!!! MAY 2012 BRING YOU LOVE,JOY, HAPPINESS AND HEALTH!!!!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Adobe Forums: PSE9..full edit problems

Adobe Forums: PSE9..full edit problems..I have just posted to Adobe forums.
All of a sudden, my effects/content under full edit won't work. I went to the adobe online customer support..their answer...i need to pay $39.00 for a "support ticket" for help! This fucking pisses me off!! I bought their product, it's not working..why do I have to pay again to get it to work? What is wrong with companies today..do they not stand behind their product anymore? they want me to PAY for an answer? It's not like I dropped PSE9,or stepped on it,or spilled my coffeee on it!! Dear God..what is this world coming to? I swear to God, if I hadn't paid good money for this,I'd smear it in dog shit and mail it to them!!!!! My apologies to my friends who may be offended by my choice of words!!!...
If anyone has any ideas,let me know!!
....maybe I should uninstall and re-install?...can I do that? will the serial number work twice?
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHH !!!!!!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Sharing..

I'm having a sad day..today is the anniversary of my father's death. Long-time followers and friends know that my parents were my world..that they adopted my twin sister and I when we were 6 mos old.  I know that my father was long -ready to join my mother in Heaven. I moved into my fathers house..15 min away from mine, to care for him as he died with dignity and peace,in his own way.He was in a coma,on IV morphine on Christmas Day. I stayed awake as long as I could,as I knew he didn't have long. I fell asleep around 3 in the morning Dec.26th...He met my Mother and she lead him across while I slept. I know he waited till I feel asleep.
They are all gone, my Mom,my Dad and my sister. 
I miss you all.
Daddy, you set the bar for every man I met!..honor,integrity,kindness and humor..these were the traits that they had to have. Thank you for loving me with all your heart.Thank you for doing without,so that we could have,when times were tough. Thanks for all your love and support.Thanks for encouraging me to reach for the stars and telling me I could grab them. 
I wouldn't be the woman I am today,without you and Mom. 
I love you! 

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Today I remember

My parents Wedding photo.
Today is their anniversary...
they are celebrating together..in Heaven.
Happy Anniversary Mom and Daddy....
I love you both so much....
and miss you so much!!!
xoxo

Monday, December 19, 2011

Lynne at MoonlightJourney...

has been very sick for a while,says Becky at Whymsicalmusings,and Lynne's partner at MoonlightJourney. Becky has asked that we all send get well prayers to Lynne!! LETS GET THIS PRAYER CHAIN GOING!!!
Thanks everyone!! 

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Christmas card....

that I made for my daughter!!
I'll have the kids sign it....
I think she'll love it!
I used Titus and Amelia's
new school pics taken in November!

made this card....

for my son and his fiancee!!
they are in love with their puppies,so
I thought this would be great!!
card/santa from Smilebox!

Art by Wendy: Mini Book Necklaces and Keychains Tutorial

Art by Wendy: Mini Book Necklaces and Keychains Tutorial: This is a project I have been working on for awhile now! I got the idea from a blog I love Altered Alchemy  . She makes beautiful necklaces ..
THESE ARE FABULOUS!! CLICK ON AND TAKE A LOOK!!.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Pavarotti "nessun dorma"


He has always sent chills down my spine!!
I share with you...and my husband knew..if I'd ever had a chance ..I would have gone for it!! this man's voice turns my legs to rubber and makes my heart skip a beat!!! Sadly, when he died I mourned for a long time. I am still sad!

Andrea Bocelli - Ave Maria

Luciano Pavarotti - Ave Maria

Friday, December 16, 2011

Defenders of Wildlife Blog | Wildlife Conservation News and Analysis

Baby Panda - First Snow


more cute for you!!!!

Incredibly Cute Cuddly Furry Rabbits Kissing and Cudling!


HAD TO SHARE..SO DARLING!!

IFAW 2011 Institutional PSA


DON'T KNOW WHAT TO GET THAT ONE PERSON FOR A GIFT?...HOW ABOUT A DONATION TO IFAW IN THEIR NAME?
THIS GROUP DOES MAGNIFICENT WORK. THIS IS A 50 SEC VIDEO! GO TO THEIR WEBSITE....VISIT THEM..GET THEIR NEWSLETTERS...MAKE A DIFFERENCE!!

how cute......


are these !! My son,Cole,and his fiancee,Jenessa have 2 new puppies! Do you love the sweaters?..I do!!
These puppies are so small they eat every 3 hours...hah..good training to become a daddy!!
Meet Clarence and Billie !!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Knick of Time: Ambivalent Relics GIVEAWAY

Knick of Time: Ambivalent Relics GIVEAWAY: Pitter, patter, Tick, tick, tick... That's the sound my vintage-loving heart is making over the GIVEAWAY I have for you this week!
ohh..this is fabulous!!...hurry over!!!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Take Action for Manatees!

Take Action for Manatees!: please click on link to go to letter!! please read and sign!!! thanks!!!..please add this link to your blogs!!!! these sweet,docile manatees are in danger!!

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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Clearly Vintage: Saturday Image Bonus 195

Clearly Vintage: Saturday Image Bonus 195: I got a new scanner this week and my beloved old software program will not work with it.
ok everyone...please visit Cora and see her beautiful images she shares..also ..read her post and see if you can give her any ideas! i know nothing about software,let alone for a Mac. please..anyone out there ,do you know? She'd love some ideas!!

Coney Island Museum

Coney Island Museum: ..THIS IS SO FABULOUS!!! GREAT WEBSITE WITH COOL STUFF!!!..JUST FOUND IT!!

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Puppy Website Duping Consumers


so important..please watch!! do not buy your puppy from this ,or any other internet puppy seller. if you can not visit before you buy..chances are your puppy comes from one of these puppy mills. let's help put them all out of business!! this video is from HSUS..the Humane Society of the United States!!

Happy Hippo

Window Shopping

digital atc
images,papers,textures,overlays all from various artists and sources.
ARE YOU READY FOR CHRISTMAS? GOT ALL YOUR SHOPPING DONE?

Take Action for Manatees!

Take Action for Manatees!: please click on this link and sign!! also..if you have family,friends in Florida..PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO THEM..SO THEY CAN SHARE WITH THEIR NEIGHBORS!!

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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Orchid's daily Voice: 2012 Calender Give away♪

Orchid's daily Voice: 2012 Calender Give away♪: take a visit to Miyako's blog!! ...it is just beautiful and so very interesting! she shares so much about her life in
Japan and the customs there!! Enter to win a beautiful calender that she designed...she's going to make 3 winners very happy....quick..hurry...go sign up!!!

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Crimson Heart Studios: Vintage Garland Tutorial And Giveaway

Crimson Heart Studios: Vintage Garland Tutorial And Giveaway: Turn your fabric scraps into beautiful garland .
click on the link to go to her blg..such a clever and darling idea!! enter for a chance to win 2 6' garlands!!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

MY NIGHTMARE......

2 versions!!!!
digi art!

all images,papers,overlays,frames,textures,etc are from various artists and sources!!

Simi Valley Schools Locked Down | NBC Los Angeles

Simi Valley Schools Locked Down | NBC Los Angeles: this happened close to me! It was just down the street from where my son works. He goes to the 7 eleven a few doors down from the jewelry store in the little mini mall all the time. thank goodness he wasn't there today!

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Crack of Dawn Crafts: Reindeer Cork Craft

Crack of Dawn Crafts: Reindeer Cork Craft: Santa dear, never fear. These clever deer will make you cheer!
had to share this..they are too cute!!!
now..i must go drink more wine to get more corks!!!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Artfully Musing: Tutorial - How to Make an Accordion Fold Book

Artfully Musing: Tutorial - How to Make an Accordion Fold Book...FABULOUS tutorial!!..you can even download a PDF version ..which I have already done!!

Victory! Tiger Truck Stop's Permit Revoked | Care2 Causes

Victory! Tiger Truck Stop's Permit Revoked | Care2 Causes: ..Christmas has come early for me!! this is a petition i shared with all of you on my blog and on facebook and twitter!!! Thanks to all of you who took the time to sign it!!!

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Treasure Barn: A GIVE AWAY !

Treasure Barn: A GIVE AWAY !.Patti is having a giveaway to celebrate her years of blogging..her first post in January 2007. while you are there to enter,take time to see all her art!!..she has a lovely blog!!!

Between Naps on the Porch: Fabulous Giveaway from Santos Cage Doll.Com

Between Naps on the Porch: Fabulous Giveaway from Santos Cage Doll.Com: take a look!! these dolls are fabulous!! enter to win a gift certificate !

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Friday, December 2, 2011

First Eld’s Deer Born from In Vitro Fertilization with Help of Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute Scientists - National Zoo| FONZ

First Eld’s Deer Born from In Vitro Fertilization with Help of Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute Scientists - National Zoo| FONZ: .very interesting!! quite awesome,in fact!!!

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Help the zoo names its new octopus - The Washington Post

Help the zoo names its new octopus - The Washington Post: ..do you have kids,nieces,nephews,grandkids, special friends kids....5-15 yo have a look at this monster octopus,then offer a name!!!

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Budding Animal Artists Emerge at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo - National Zoo| FONZ

Budding Animal Artists Emerge at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo - National Zoo| FONZ: ..a must seee!! click on..at the bottom of the article is the link for the zoo's flickr page to see the paintings!! how fun!!

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Wind Storm: Crews Work to Restore Power, Clear Streets | NBC Los Angeles

Wind Storm: Crews Work to Restore Power, Clear Streets | NBC Los Angeles: my thoughts are with those of you who were hit hard by the winds!! Where I live,not too far from these ares..we weren't hit as bad as we had expected.

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