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Monday, 16 February 2009

I'm Doing the Challenge and It's Great!!

I hope that you all had a great weekend and that life is being kind to you. I have been trying hard to achieve my challenge goals and hopefully I'll continue with the effort after the challenge has finished.

But, today I'm going to do it differently.....the freebie first..... and then the update on how I'm doing with the challenge. Variety is the spice of life, so they say.

It's brushes and papers made using the brushes. They are twirls..at least that's the best to describe them. The brushes are quite large!! The download includes the brushes as an .abr file for Photoshop, but I have also included the .png files of the brushes too so that more people can use them. They're for Commercial and Personal Use.

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You can download the brushes and Png files here

You know me... .I like to play and during my play time with the brushes I made some papers. I decided to include a download for the four sample papers too, just incase anyone is looking for some bright fun backgrounds.

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You can download the Sample Papers here

So have fun playing with the brushes and papers and I'd love to see what you come up with.

Now for as update on how my challenge is going. I promise I won't get too mushy!! Lol!

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On Day 1 morning I spent the time being the guinea pig for my middle granddaughter, Emma for her mock waxing exam.....sounds painful but she is so good at it that it didn't hurt a bit..well, perhaps a little for a second, lol!!

There was one catch...it was her Mock Exam....with the real thing being in two weeks. The down side was that she only did ONE side of my body. She is saving the other half for the exam. I don't really look strange with one side of my body hairless and the other side like King Kong...perhaps a little different but nothing that warm winter clothes and a brown paper bag won't hide, lol!! But seriously it was great to spend time with her and volunteer to help with something that was important for her.

Afterwards we went for lunch with her mum and dad (my eldest son) and my mum, four generations on a week day for lunch!! We all made time and it was special. In the evening I had the lovely Lilly to stay and telling her I loved her was so easy.

I covered on Day 1:

  • Giving a little time and letting them know I cared. I told them I loved them (I have to admit that I normally do) and I spent some quality time with them all. I also thanked Emma for doing such a great job and told her that I appreciated her skills and talents.

Day 2, I spent with Lilly and my oldest granddaughter, Cheryl. We shopped and then came home for a late lunch and again some talk time. I have to admit that I'm not really a shopping person but I enjoyed the time looking around with them and just being in the same space. Lilly stayed over Friday night and made sure she got some more quality time...at 3,00am..and my undivided attention, lol!!

I covered on Day 2:

  • Giving a little time and letting them know I cared and I also said sorry. I apologised that Cheryl and we didn't spend more time together as the norm. I also told her how marvelous she was with Lilly and how her help was appreciated.

Day 3, Saturday was mostly taken up with Charlotte and Lilly and the errands that I had my DH very kindly did for me so that the "girls" and I could take our time. Even though it was Valentines Day!! My DH is a star...and I told him so.

Life for Charlotte is difficult at the moment with study and her partner's job under threat. So we talked about some of the problems that she felt could pop up in the near future and how if we all mucked in we could deal with them. It's a scary time for people and they need to know that others are there to help spread the load.

I covered on Day 3:

  • Giving a little time and showing I cared plus listening.

By Day 4, Sunday, I was a little frazzled around the edges but I had mum for lunch and spent part of the day giving my DH some much deserved TLC. Hopefully they both enjoyed the quiet time.

I covered on Day 4:

  • Giving a little time and letting people know I cared. I also said sorry to DH that he had to do so much the day before and I assured him that it really was much appreciated.

Today Day 5, I really had to do some work!!!!! But I did manage to do some errands for my youngest son who really didn't have the time to do them himself and they were urgent...plus Charlotte had some bad news re her partners job and I spent some time listening and letting her talk on the phone.

I covered on Day 5:

  • Listening and giving some time....and this evening I am going to call my friend Chris and say sorry for not having rung her for so long!!!

So there you have it..not much I know but I have enjoyed the time spent and the conversations that I have had. It is lovely to let people know you care in different ways....so give it a try, even in a small way.

Remember that one of the most precious things that you can give to someone is your time....so where you can...share it!!!

Well, time to run..I have loads to catch up on after taking so much time out, lol!! Have a wonderful day and see you soon!!!

32 comments:

Stamp n Sparkle said...

WOW these are FAB!
Zee xx

Maryse said...

Love your papers and thank you for your brushes :))
You are working hard for your challenge!!!I don't know why but when someone has a problem,he talks to me.Even people that I don't know well....My husband says it's because I really listen what they have to say.

So~Inkin~Cute said...

thank you for sharing your challenge with us! I will likely talk about how I have challenged myself on my blog. Thank you for reminding us about the small things we can do for others that, for them, are huge!

Thank you for everything!

Candi

Opanasko said...

Thank you for brushes!

Yvette said...

Thank you for sharing you day challenge with us. I enjoyed reading this post. Thank you for the fabulous freebies.

tajicat said...

Wow sounds like a busy time! LOL about the story about the waxing! I hope you get balanced out soon! LOL Thanks so much for the brushes! :)

Kay R. said...

I love brushes! Thanks for these. They are great. And the papers are waaaay cool, too. Thanks so much!!

Latte' Dah said...

Time well spent with your family and the challenge looks like its a success! I knew it would be. Just so you know, I too am following your challenge. It feels great.
The brushes are so cute...and of course my favs, the papers! :)

Digi Free said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 16 Feb [LA 07:00pm, NY 10:00pm] - 17 Feb [UK 03:00am, OZ 02:00pm] ).

Keryn said...

Hi June, I wouldn't say that you haven't done much the past 5 days. Giving time to family and friends is one of the most precious gifts.

Thank you for these brushes and sample papers too.

Hubby and I are going away next week and of course I am taking my trusty laptop with me so I'm hoping to be able to play around with some of the things I've been collecting.

Hugs, Keryn

ChichiBoulie said...

Hello! I've finally gotten around to posting my award (and was much in awe of your ceremony!).

I'd love for you to come by and pick yours up as I couldn't help but give it back to you!

Cindyrelly said...

Hi June ;)

First of all I have to say your wax story really made me smile. What a wonderful thing to do for your Granddaughter. That's what I call "Taking One for the Team!"

Thank you soooo much for reminding me that being an "Active Listener" is very important AND Thank You for the Amazing papers and of course, the brushes which I can't wait to try out!

Have a Great Day :)
{{{Big Hug}}}
Cindy
P.S. Yes, I'm so glad we got to meet-up with Linda and Tony when they were here on Holiday. The language barrier was a little challenging for me and they probably got tired of repeating themselves! Funny how we supposedly both speak English :)) I wish we could have spent more time together but this is such a busy, un-holiday time in my life!

suruha said...

Hi, June,

You amaze me. Your challenge is such a wonderful idea. We all have to find our balance of giving and taking,eh? Bless you! I think you can say you "won" your challenge, already.

The kit is just darling. Thank you.

Su

makeyesup said...

Thanks for the freebies, they're great. Sounds like you are doing really well with your personal challenge. Have also tried to do a few extra things myself. Always put off phone calls, so I called my elderly aunt to let her know that I was thinking of her and loved her. Usually just keep in touch by email with her daughter. Also sent an email to a cousin out of state that has had serious surgery recently and cannot speak at this time. Sent him the grandma angel to watch over him since he recently became a grandpa. There just little things to show people that I care. Thanks for the inspiration.

Swapna said...

Stick with it June.. way to go..

Life Psalm; Pixel Punkin said...

Love your challenge! And your brushes too. Thanks for sharing! Thanks for the reminder about the little things in life. you're right, they have the greatest impact!

Manu said...

thank you very much for the cool brushes!!! :)

twoboyz00 said...

These brushes are fabulous! Thanks so much!

Beauté said...

thank you so much!!

LindaJD said...

Hi June, thanks so much for the Lovely brushes!
You are doing so well with your challenge..thanks for reminding us what are the important things in life, I know I get wraped up in stuff and really must try harder (with some people especially Tony, poor man gets shoved to the back of the list)
Hugs - Linda

tigger said...

Hi June!
I have an award waiting for you on my blog http://majortiggerscraps.blogspot.com/2009/02/wow-i-won-award.html

Tag You're it!!

Mélie said...

merci beaucoup

Vera said...

Wow you are doing so well with your challenge, you must be feeling really awesome because I would if I was able to accomplish those :)

Jaana Säker said...

Thanks for the brushes!

kalinoou said...

merci!!!!!

Digi Free said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 25 Mar [LA 08:00pm, NY 10:00pm] - 26 Mar [UK 03:00am, OZ 02:00pm] ).

Digi Free said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 25 Mar [LA 08:00pm, NY 10:00pm] - 26 Mar [UK 03:00am, OZ 02:00pm] ).

Laura said...

Thank you! You will be featured on the CU Freebies Only On Saturday March 28th 2009. Your Place to find Commercial Use Scrap Booking Freebies! Thanks For Sharing your Time and Talent with us!.

Anonymous said...

Bonjour Cen,
Merci beaucoup for these nice brushes !!
C from Paris :)

Aleksandra said...

Thank you for the brushes !

Aurélie said...

Thanks for these great brushes !!

ninigoesdigi said...

Well look what I find and again on your blog !! I came from Digiscrap depot and it means to me that you have great stuff for about every categories they may have !
Thank you so much for sharing your talent !!!!