Sunday, May 16, 2010

Not a Lazy Sunday!

Today is going to be a nice day and while I normally enjoy relaxing on Sundays, I have a big project in my basement LOL! Hubby purchased me a wonderful rolling shelving system so that I can "organize" my crafting area and find what I am looking for. He said it would make my life much easier but I really think he just doesn't like looking at the mess LOL! I agree but boy oh boy it's going to be a busy day!

The problem is that it's not just my crafty stuff in the area but boxes of "stuff" that I haven't looked at in years. I actually started on it last night and ended up with 1 big ol stuffed bag of trash (tell me why I had old joanne's flyers and junk I don't need saved?!) as well as boxes of good condition items to go to Goodwill on Monday. I would love to finish all by the end of the day, but this is going to be an ongoing project. My goal would be to get everything I don't need or use gone, and eventually have a nice crafting area set up. But FIRST I have to put the hard work in (yea!!!)

I also wanted to share with you a cute card that Jan (otherwise known as jlwclanfam) created with my Awards Ribbons File, currently available only in my QMC).

I think she really did a great job! This is what she says about this cute card:

"if you look closely, the back part of the ribbon is dark blue foil, then gold, then frosted blue, then the #1 is on gold vellum!! And I made the Father's day banner from Heritage Labels from Jen Adkins"

I really love the foil paper, but then again you all know I love anything glittery and shiny looking! LOL.

Thank you very much Jan for sharing this with me so I could share with everyone else!

Finally, just a quick note to let you all know that I have uploaded a new file to my QMC called "Funky Fish in Bowl".

This file would look cute on a layout or on the front of a 5"x7" card. The recipient is sure to smile. Here's just a few ideas if you are looking for cute phrases:

Tanks for your help!

You are so finny!

Without you I'm just swimming in circles

The castle's not quite the same without you here

Just want to fish you a Happy Birthday!
argh...just stop me now!

Well time to take the pups out and get back downstairs to the mess! Hope you all have a most wonderful day!

Eddita :)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Guess what arrived in my email at 3:26 am?!!

Ok, first of all...who is UP at 3:26 am??...Now if I had asked 4:30 am Tu-Fri then the answer would be me but 3:26am?

Any guesses? The answer is Sue (aka baracudasue)! She was dying from sinus issues and barely standing on her own to feet but she put all of that aside (the trooper that she is) and still managed to create 9 similar but distinctive card fronts in about an hour with my latest 9 patch shuffle file.

Here is a pic of her finished card fronts. It took her only about an hour to complete ALL 9 card fronts and I must say I really liked how it turned out as much as she did. Of course I'm partial to the colors LOL!

She admitted to a couple of small boo boos but as I'm not going to point them out to you, you will never know where they are LOL!

As I said before, this will probably end up being my Christmas Card fronts...just got to get out to the store and pick 9 pages of 12x12 holiday themed papers and I will be able to make a good number of cards!

I also just finished uploading my latest DIGI file called the Cheerful Little Whale Digi.

If you are interested in this cute file, which includes 3 separate sayings, just get over to the store as I have it on sale for 1 week only for 40% off.

It includes additional little pieces to help your final piece pop off the page and will be sure to bring a smile to the recipient.

Well, I'm off to get dinner going...Hope all is well with everyone and until next time!
Eddita :)

Saturday, May 8, 2010

I'm not much for change!

If there is one thing to know about me, it's that I am not someone who likes change. I am very comfortable in my skin, my surroundings and especially my computer programs! I fear the unknown when it comes to learning new programs, which I know intellectually is silly, because once I play with them and use them enough I'm's just the initial problems and the time it takes to work through them that bothers me.

Where is this going? Well, DH has been working on getting all the computers here at home ready to convert to Windows 7. While I will begrudgingly admit that it looks way cool (especially how the media center works - where everything on the system in in one place so you don't have to hunt all over the computer for pictures, movies, music, etc), I'm worried about all of my "extra" programs and how hard it will be to get everything to work on the new system. When we upgraded last time to Windows XP, I had problems with a number of programs like my "PE-design" and the time it took to work it through and reload everything was quite a headache (and time down!)
I'm keeping my fingers crossed this goes better!

I have been busy and just this week posted my latest file to the store as well as a You-Tube how to assemble video. It is called the Nine Patch Shuffle and I based it on quilts I have made in the past.

The neat thing about it is that while you can make 1 accent and use up some of your scraps, if you invest a little more time and shuffle the paper you will end up with 9 finished accents in no time!

This may be the way I'm going to make Christmas cards this year. Just by picking 9 holiday patterened paper, I will be able to make one of a kind cards that look involved but are in the end super fast and easy to make!

What else...oh yes...for those of you who are members of my QMC I have just uploaded the latest file. It is called "Award Ribbons".

When I designed this file I wanted to give everyone options and therefore made all of the pieces interchangeable.

These would look great on sports events and honor pages as well as accents for your "World's Greatest (you fill in the blank)" cards. What a great use for those photos your loved ones winning certificates and trophies,
While it will eventually get to the store, right now you can only find it in my QMC. Not a member? Just click on the picture in the left column and join up!

Well finally, tomorrow is Mother's Day and I want to wish every Mom out there a relaxing day!

Until next time!
Eddita :)

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


Last November, Shirley started a challenge on the Paperthreads forum called "Monthly Random Act of Kindness" . She noted at the time that Wikipedia defines a random act of kindness (RAK) as a selfless act performed by a person or person wishing to either assist or cheer up and individual.

The goal was to start a monthly challenge that would promote a RAK in the form of a card shower for a person who needed their spirits lifted, some cheering up show them that they are thought of and cared about.

Every month she has shared a story of a person who is having a difficult time with something in their lives and always, she shares stories of how happy the people receiving the cards were when they received them. The stories are bittersweet but always share the strength of the human spirit and the people themselves.

Here is the link so you can go see all of them and the stories if you are interested. If you would like to sign up for this month, just click on this link. No rules on how you create your card. It's all you.

In any case, I was working on a card for this months RAK which I just wanted to share with you. It's got lots of glitter (got to love that!) and the shading was done with colored pencils.

It is for a woman named Brandi Todd who was paralyzed after a mentally unstable man stabbed her in the back while she sat on a bench watching her children play.

I think what always impresses me, not only about Brandi but ALL of the people who are chosen (including a young child) is that they don't let whatever is happening to them stop them from going on and doing what they always have and enjoying life. Very similar to my friend Eveline who's story I shared previously; it's their Strength I admire.

That's why I chose the Oak tree which is a symbol of strength. Those roots are firmly planted and the arms of the trees stretch all the way out ready to take whatever blows it's way.

Thanks for listening to my rambling lol! It is such a blessing it is to have family and is what gives life it's meaning.

Night everyone!
Eddita :)

PS: Thanks Shirley for doing such a great job!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Matchbook Pocket Gift Card Holder (Mother's Day, Father's Day, Graduation!)

If you have trouble finding the perfect present, perhaps you have found yourself doing what I do, buying a gift card to the recipients’ favorite store instead!

Instead of just putting it in an envelope, this file is the perfect presentation for your gift!

It doesn't take too long to put together and with just a little glue and the addition of a couple of brads you will have the perfect holder.

Just in case you need a couple of helpful embellishments for the front, I have included a flower (for Mother’s Day or Any Occasion), a cute tie (for Father’s Day or any other Guy day) and a cute Graduation Cap with Tassel (for your Super Star Student, which you can match to the school colors!).

It closes simply by folding the top over and slipping into the front cover, just like a matchbook! There is a little area on the front of the pocket, as well as a little tabbed card that fits inside the pocket allowing plenty of room for you to write your own special message.

Speaking of the pocket, if you take a look at the picture you might be able to see that it is gusseted in order to fit one of those cute little square candy bars…you know the ones I mean!

Now how do you get it, well for right now it's only available in my Quarterly Membership Club as part of the 20+ files for only $ 10. I will be adding to the store later on but believe me, if you like to save money, the QMC is the way to go! Just click on the image in the top left corner of the page and sign up!

Take care!
Eddita :)

Saturday, May 1, 2010

National Scrapbook Day Freebie!

Welcome to another National Scrap Book Day! To help you celebrate, all of Accents By Eddita Files (digi and cutter) are 50% off!

Since some of you will not be around this weekend (due to crops, parties, life...), my sale is running through 04 May 2010! Don't miss out as this will be my biggest sale for the whole month!

My plan today is to get my normal "chores" around the house done but instead of working on layouts or cards, I'm going to go check the tire pressure on "Frankie" as well as fluid levels to make sure I'm safe, and then add the hum of my engine to all those that I can already hear outside LOL!

I will have plenty enough time for projects tomorrow (since we are talking rain and yucky for the next few days!)

Well to help you all celebrate NSD, I created this quick and easy Tag which you can use in your albums, layouts and cards.

As usual they are all down below in all of the various formats (.GSD, .AI, .KNK, .WPC & .SVG)! Just leave me a comment if you download and if you use it, please send me a pic to share with you all here!

In addition to NSD, today marks the official start of my Quarterly Membership Club!

I shared with you last time the first of my "plus" files and today I want to share with you the Actual First File that has gone up!

It's called "Friends Happy Flower" and I can't help but smile when I look at it. I thought this was appropriate because I have made so many friends on here and in person and looking forward to the September Paperthreads Retreat to make some more!

I hope those who have already signed up enjoy this cute file and maybe for those of you who haven't had a chance will go over and sign up for yourselves.

Well I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Don't forget to get over to the store for my sale, download the freebie (and leave me a note!), Sign up for my QMC membership, and finally and most importantly, Enjoy the Day!

Until Next Time!


For the free NSD Tag, simply click on the link you need below: