Hello all, how was your weekend? Things were crazy insane here, so many places to go, things to do, but it has been a nice quiet Monday and I have been getting caught up! Thank you all for your wonderful comments and thoughts on the importance of sharing a smile, that whole concept has more than once gotten me through a rough day.
There is something you have to understand about me. I am a perfectionist. Painfully a perfectionist. It is not always a good thing, it can drive you crazy sometimes. I have been learning and experimenting with a new program that has been wonderful with making alphas and doodles - and I am lovin' it. The problem is, that I look back on some of the things I have designed so far and want to redo them all!! lol! That is not good, especially when I have a LOT of new designs I am doing and need to get done.
Well, I couldn't help myself. I stayed up until 2 a.m. last night doing another version of my "Doodling Days - Alpha" (which has been a best-seller, and one of my most favorite alphas!). Now the original version was supposed to be doodly and messy, but I now have another version that is smooth - more of a marker effect, than a scribbly pencil. I want to offer this new version FREE to those that have purchased the "Doodling Days Alpha" so if you have, please email me at gina at weedsandwildflowersdesign dot com with your order number (if you don't have it anymore, I can look it up! no worries) and I will send off the link to this new version. I am going to go back and revise a couple products little by little (as time allows) so keep checking back for updates!! As I learn more and find better ways of doing things, it is hard not to make additions and revisions to products already released... So keep posted of those!!
Now, with that out of the way, on to our Freebie Challenge of the day! I have made a special little gift for you for those of you that have made an effort to do a small act of service to those around you. Although I am sure most of you do this without even thinking! This has been in my thoughts this last week when I had the opportunity to go over and help a neighbor with some housework. I folded laundry for her for about 1/2 hour, but it was so nice to chat with my friend and we both left each other feeling more loved.
Quite a while ago, I posed a challenge to my family to try to do one act of service to someone each day, and we would talk about it at dinner. Even my husband tried to consciously do one little extra thing for someone else while at work. It was so fun to hear the stories at dinner, and was so rewarding to hear my boys tell me about something they had done that day. Owen had helped a girl at school pick up some papers she had dropped, and he beamed as he told me about it. Sam said he had tried to be nice to a kid in preschool that wasn't very nice. It was really cool to try it, and it has been a while since that we have done that. Most days I would try to do something out of the ordinary and nice for my dh, since I would be home most of the day. I think I am going to put us all to the challenge again!
So the challenge today: You can share something that you have either gone out of your way to do, or if you are just reading this for the first time, think back to when you may have done a small kind deed to someone and share. OR -- you can share a time when someone has done something nice for YOU that touched you in some way. That's it! Then you are free to download my gift! It has been so wonderful and uplifting reading your comments, I think most of us can agree that it really brightens our day!
The Freebie is a sampling of an element pack I will have out this week! It is 5 wire words (in rusty and shiny wire versions of course lol), that are so fun to just throw on a layout!:
Please share an experience in the comments, then download HERE!!
Now on to the CT layout of the day is by Suzanne using several W&W products (click on her name for all credits):
This has to be one of the cutest back to school layouts! Love all the different photos and details and of course you gotta love the grungy look!! Very cute!
Well, things to look for this week from me are: A new wire words pack, a fun paper pack, a collab with Funky Playground Designs!! (in 2 weeks), and of course my first WordArt collection! And also, there is going to be a fun upcoming W&W collab kit for October! Yup, Pat, Heidi, and I are teaming up for the FIRST time and doing a collab, and you are going to LOVE this whimsical kit! But that is all I am going to say for now!!
I hope you all have a wonderful day, I am off to design! HUGS!