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Monday, 27 July 2009

It's Those Swine Again Causing Chaos!!!

 

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 As promised The Split and Bent Frame...but first

 First the latest happenings in my world. Yesterday the decorating stopped....totally!! No, I didn't change my mind and decide that bare stripped walls were the "in vogue" look, but my mum has caught swine flu. Early this morning we got a call from her saying she was sick and as she has a chest problem and some heart valve problems it's quite worrying that she has got it. It meant that yesterday we had to arrange Tamiflu, antiviral medication for her and check that she had everything she needed. So, waiting in line for the medication (that took an hour!) then getting her water, juice, paracetamol, fruit, soup and making sure mum was comfortable...all took time.

I have to admit that I wasn't at all impressed with the system that has been set up to collect the Tamiflu...it takes for ever. My DH thought that I was going to get really cross with the lady who was dealing with us as she seemed really aggrieved that they had been set up as a collection point and kept complaining about how much extra work it was causing. I have to admit that I was a bit miffed with her, but I managed to stay cool.... if perhaps a little abrupt, which isn't like me at all. However, when I finally got the medication from her I made the right noises of sympathy and smoothed it over. There is no point in getting cross it just makes everyone feel bad. So, I made my peace with her.

My Mum didn't want me to go in.... just leave things on the doorstep...as if I would!!! If I'm going to get it then I can just as easily get it a crowded supermarket getting her shopping. I had to check she was OK and comfortable myself or I would only have worried and felt bad. It's frustrating that we can only wait now and hope she doesn't get any complications. I'm an organiser who likes to do things and I hate it when I have no control over a situation like this one!!!!! I organised her to the extreme...made sure she had inhalers, paracetamol, water..that she understood the tablets and that the phone was set up next to the bed..and so on!!! My DH thought I would never stop!! I have to admit that even I cringed when out of habit I leaned over to kiss her goodbye and only just stopped myself...that would have been silly!!

Having done all that it was late in the day before I got back and just way too late to start decorating. I will see what the morning brings and I will fit it in as I have time. Until then, my what a pretty mess I have made of the room, lol!! But needs must when the devil drives. It will be even more appreciated when it's eventually finished, lol!!

I said I had a gift for you today, and I have. It's the bent, clipped shadow frame I used in my layout of Lilly. The download is a psd file and png files plus some simple instructions on how to use it easily.

The psd is in three layers: the drop shadow layer, the template to cut the photo to shape and the white borders. the png files are the same as the above. It's easy to use, open the photo you want use and the frame files. Move them all into a new file 300dpi, 12x12.  The move the photo until you have it in the position you want and use a clipping mask to finish it and you got it!! Sound complicated? Not a bit just read the instructions that come with it and it's a breeze.

For those of you who requested a tutorial on how to make one from scratch....I will write one and post it at the end of the week for you to give it a go.

You can download the frame here

Well, I need to run now and check on my mum and my cat's not looking very well either today, need to have a closer look at him too.

Have a great day and have fun!!

57 comments:

makeyesup said...

So sorry to hear about your Mom, will keep her in my prayers. Take care and don't get the flu too.

Lira said...

I really like your ideas here especially scrapbooking.

txbubbles said...

Thanks for the cool frame, I hope your Mom gets well soon!
Take care, Vicki

Jaye said...

I wish your mom a speedy recovery!!
..and kiss the kitty for me.
hugs,
Jaye

Linda said...

Oh June dearest, you are SO much to read! Bless your mum's heart and I do pray her a speedy recovery from the flu virus that has kept up on alert the past several months.

I have come over via your tweet and am off to retweet after thanking you for sharing such a LOVELY bent frame! AWESOME darlin'!

Wishing you a WONDERFUL week ahead and that YOU stay healthy!

BIG HUGS,
Linda :-D

Susie2shoes said...

Sorry to hear that you Mom as this horrible flu. Hope she makes a speedy recovery. I've convinced myself that as I had Asian flu when I was 1 in 1957 I have a partial immunity!

Take care of yourself won't you.

Hugs
Susie

Kim's Scrappin' said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your Mum, will keep her in my prayers. Take care of yourself! Thanks for sharing the frame, looking forward to the tutorial on making one!

Joan said...

So sorry to hear about your mum. Hope she is soon feeling better and that no more of you catch it. Thanks for the bent-split frame.

As always, I love reading your posts. You can make a humorous post out of even serious things.

Joan, aka paperlady

Ann said...

So sorry to hear about your mom, I do hope she's feeling better soon.
What a treat your gift is today. Can't wait for the tutorial so I can also try it myself.

tstreasures said...

Sorry to hear about your mother and I do hope she gets better soon.

Sue P. said...

Hello June,
Hope your Mum is up and about and feeling better soon, bless her.
Take care of yourself aswell.
Many thanks for your latest gift,
love this frame and look forward to trying it out.

Regards, Sue P.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the lovely frame. Hope your mom is "up and about" real soon.
Kelly

Jennwhite said...

Sorry about your mum, hope she sails thru quickly. The word here is the Tamiflu really works. Thanks for the lovely template, that'll be awfully useful!

terilew said...

I hope your mom gets better soon. We're battling a nasty cold here, that's bad enough with the baby getting it, then giving it to everyone else.
Thanks for the freebie. I always love your work.

Judith said...

I am so sorry to hear about you mom.

Petula said...

I am really sorry to hear your mom has that. That is scary. I don't blame you for wanting to go in and make sure she has everything she needs and is comfortable. Moms can be like that though even though they know they would do the same thing for you. Funny how that comes about.

That framy thing is so cute. I don't do scrapbooking (well, occasionally) and I have no idea about digital scrapbooking. So creative.

vickie said...

Hugs to you & your mom. Take care!

Digi Free said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 27 Jul [LA 07:00pm, NY 09:00pm] - 28 Jul [UK 02:00am, OZ 12:00pm] ).

ninigoesdigi said...

Really, really cool frame ! Thanks a lot for sharing !! I hope your Mom will get better in no time...the cat too. Take care of yourself too of course !

Swapna said...

hope your mom gets well soon.. the flu is everywhere.. take care ..

deltalady6 said...

Thanks for the cool frame. Best wishes for your mom's return to health.

Pat said...

Thank you very much for this frame. Am looking forward to giving it a try with your instructions. Hope you mother is up and about soon. Thanks again!

tajicat said...

I hope your mother gets well soon! Oh and I hope the cat is okay too! I hope that is the end of sickness for your family for a while at least. Thanks so much for the wonderful frame! :)

Keryn said...

Oh June, so sorry to hear that your mum is sick. I will be keeping her in my prayers.

Thank you for this frame - think it's a bit like me - a bit bent at the edges - lol.

Take care you yourself, hugs, Keryn

LizzyT said...

I hope your mum is feeling better soon.

Esther said...

Thanks my dear that's really nice. I saw it on your previous post and though it would be very useful. Hope your mum recovers quickly.

Anonymous said...

Bonjour June,
Thank you ever so much for this beautiful and original frame !!
I wish you all the best.
C from Paris :)

storybeader said...

so sorry to hear about your mum - I think I would act the same as you... I freak out when things are out of my control, and I'm another organizer! Never really thought of myself as a control freak.... hmmmm...

CreativeBusyHands-Scrapbook Freebies Search said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Scrapbook Freebies Search List, under the Page 1 post on Jul. 28, 2009. Thanks again.

Van said...

Hope your Mum gets better soon! Thank you for the lovely photo frame!

Shinade aka Jackie said...

So sorry to hear about your mother. Please know she will be in my prayers!

We had our first case reported in our county during the last month.

It's times like these that being some what of a recluse may prove healthy!
Jackie:-)

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing this frame. Can't wait to try it on my pages.

sharon

Split Rock Ranch said...

I hope your Mum has a swift and complete recovery. And I hope that you and your family don't get it. I'm with you - I wouldn't have been able to leave everything on the doorstep, I would have to go in to be sure she was okay. Your Mum is in my prayers.

CindyLou said...

Sending prayers to your Mom and your family! Thank you for the wonderful frame.

xashee's corner said...

sorry your mum is now sick!! wishing her a fast recovery! :)
thank you for sharing this cool frame! have a great day!

geezee said...

Thank you for the great frame. Here's wishing you better days.

bj said...

Thank you!

Anonymous said...

hope your mom gets better soon.

Barbara said...

I'm so sorry about your mother; I hope she's well very soon.
Thank you for the frame.

Sue said...

Thank you very much for the wonderful frame! :)

Melissa said...

We just found out that inmates in the prison, here in Florida, have swine flu as well. My husband works there. He did have some mild symptoms, but only lasted about forty eight hours.

Danyale said...

Best wishes and a thanks for the generous cool photo frame!

SandyPie said...

Fantastic frame! Thank you so much for sharing.

grannymike said...

Thanks so much for this nice frame and for the directions as to how to use it. I wish your mom a gentle healing.

msgriff said...

Sorry to hear about your mom. Thank you so much for sharing your talent so freely with me!
Again thank you!

azrienazin said...

Sorry to hear about your mom. Thanks a lot for the frame. Awesome! Take care k. God Bless You Always.

Béa said...

Very very cute !!! Thanks !!!

AnneMarie said...

I hope she feels better soon!!! We had both type A and B go through the house this year.. followed by 4 stomach viruses... and one other that mimiced swine flu... so NOT fun!
Tell her to get lots of rest and plenty of fluids. it is what helped me beat the regular flu.
thanks for the frame :)

Mara said...

thank you very much

Shinade aka Jackie said...

I see your FB status says you are painting. I do so hope that means your mom is doing okay.

Keeping you and she in my thoughts and prayers!
Jackie

daisydilly (vicki) said...

so very sorry i'm so late reading this post-my internet was down for 3 solid days.

Do pray your mother is doing better. the swine flu is the hardest on the older/younger people so i will certainly keep her in prayer.

Kathy said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your mom, thank-you so much for the freebie

Shinade aka Jackie said...

Glad to know things are getting better for your mum! I hope you are having fun with the paper and painting!!

Oh I should be so energetic...but, I'm not!!

I hope we get to see pictures when all of this done!
Jackie:-)

Janytime said...

Hi June! I have an award for you on my blog; stop by and pick it up at http://janytime.blogspot.com anytime, July 31st post. Your blog, all your know-how, and your humor is such an inspiration for me for well over a year now! Thanks you, and I hope you find this among the trillions of comments! Haha!

VJ's Scrap Room said...

Thank you so much for sharing your COOL frame with us.How sweet!:)
Sure hope your Mom is feeling better by now!!
I don't envy you and the work it takes to remove wallpaper.That's a rough go sometimes and I agree..very messy.I had a fantastic idea when I wallpapered my bathroom.Spend a little more on the wallpaper you LOVE and you won't want to take it down as soon.LOL I haven't changed it in years!!Got a washable one and it has lasted for over ten years.I STILL love it!:)

Hugs,
Valinda

Janarae said...

Sorry to hear about your mom. Hope she is feeling better soon and she has no other complications. Hope you don't get it either, but yes you do have to "help" mom. I know I would. Thanks for the frames and the directions in the post before this. You will have to show pics of your decorating. Hughs Jana

Digi Free said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 29 Aug [LA 07:00pm, NY 09:00pm] - 30 Aug [UK 02:00am, OZ 12:00pm] ).