Monday Thoughts & a CU Sampler (#3) Blog Gift!

8/11/2008 02:52:00 AM Posted In Edit This 15 Comments »
Hi All!

How was your weekend? It was pretty quiet here ... except for a storm that knocked our power out yesterday. I took that as a sign that I should step away from the PC and spend some "quality" time with Mike! We didn't do anything special ... just hung around the house, watched some Olympic Events, and had a nice "Sunday" dinner! I did get some work done Saturday, and chatted w/girlfriends on the phone ... always fun! :)

I want to thank everyone for the great comments ... seems like we're all trying to conserve gas as best is possible - and we're all pretty ticked off! lol I also want say "thanks" to everyone for the sweet comments posted about my work - it was all very touching and I smiled ready each one! You guys are awesome!

I'm still loading up products to DSW ... I seem to be slowing down! *smiles* I just can't do as many in a day as I used to. Of course, with my back ... that does interfere w/the process. But at this rate, I'm thinking it's going to take me another week or so before I've got it all done. *sigh*

*** TOPIC OF THE DAY ***

Was everyone as blown away by the Olympics opening show as I was? I've no idea how anyone is going to top that! I feel bad for England having to come up behind them ... I think I heard a groan from the coordinators there! lol

I've been thinking though (yeah, I know - dangerous stuff!); the Olympics is supposed to be non-political and all ... but are they really? I mean, is it possible to keep politics out from a world event such as this? There have been boycotts of the Olympics by nations in the past for various reasons - if the games are truly non-political, why was this done? In fact, many called for boycotts of the summer games in Beijing due to China's poor human rights record. One also wonders how the host cities are picked - there are rumours of brides, both monitary and sexual, from nations vying to be a host. Some countries are never considered due to their politics. Others are deemed too "poor" to host. So, are the Olympics really what they were supposed to be? Are the atheletes really making a dent in achieving world peace, or is that just a pipe dream?

Comments? Thoughts??

*** WHAT'S ON SALE? ***

For those of you who don't know ... my newest CU grab bag is in all the stores! This is a fantastic deal and you really shouldn't miss out. My bags are truly an awesome value and are great additions to your digi toolboxes.



Where else are you going to find $41 worth of CU products for only $5? If you haven't tried one of my bags, now's a great time! If you love my freebies, you'll love the contents of my grab bags! If you need a "sneak peek" scroll down to the last post and you'll see all of the products.


I've also got some nice sales going on (scroll to the prior post) that you may also want to check out!

*** FREEBIE TIME ***

Well, I was playing around again ... and came up with another sampler pack! I've included two overlays, one textured and one patterned ... and bunch of other goodies!



I hope that you enjoy it! I'll be leaving it up thru Wednesday ...


Well, I guess it's time for me to get to bed! Yeppers, I'm a vampire! lol I hope everyone has a fabulous day!

Hugs,
Babette

15 comments:

Maria said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 11 Aug [LA 12:00am, NY 02:00am, UK 07:00am, OZ 05:00pm] ).

Kari ~ Relocated Dixie Girl said...

LOVE this new bag! Then again, I love all your bags. lol
We haven't watched a whole lot of the Olympics. I've personally never been a huge fan. I remember a few years ago they were in Atlanta. Lots of folks back home got caught up in the excitement. Then someone has to go & blow something up there. I think the intentions are great, and during that time period, things might change, but for the most part I don't really think it changes anything at all.

We had a lazy weekend here, too. Smoked some ribs & chicken on Sunday, forgot about 2 chicken breasts on the smoker until this morning..lol Yeah, they were all dried out, crispy. NASTY. Nick & the boys had a blast playing the XBox 360. We're in the final stretch before school starts back. Next Tuesday for Shane & Sean, then Justin goes on the 26th. *happy dancin here*

Anonymous said...

Hey sweetie! Thanks for another lovely gift! You are so incredibly sweet to share! I know that you are probably behind on creating due to losing those days while "Super Mike" was recovering your work and then for you to take the time to make us a gift..... you're really special!

By the way, you don't qualify as a vampire when you post before 3:00am.

Aunt Anne (adsd group)

Babette said...

Kari - thanks so much!! Yes, I agree ... great intentions, but not sure it does anything (well other than show off some amazing athletes!)

Aunt Anne - Hmmm .. well, I posted at 3:30 ... I guess I don't have the time right on the blog! LOL LOL How does one change that? Thanks for the sweet comments!!!

Gina said...

Hey Babette,

Wow thanks for the cu freebie, i love your desings, just love them i keep looking when you will be looking for more CT members would love to do layouts with your products. I tell everyone about your products, i have your blinkie on my blog.
I missed one of your freebies and would love to have it maybe i could buy it maybe, i have bought several of your grab bags, you rock with your stuff, going to buy your latest grab bag next week on payday LOL. The one i missed and would love to have is here http://lbcreations.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2008-07-29T18%3A43%3A00-04%3A00, with the little heart and ribbon, would be nice for making my victorian kits.
If you need to get in touch with me it is raindrops44@bellsouth.net.

Again many thanks, for those gorgeous freebies and grabbags.

Hugs
Gina :)

KJ said...

Wow! Gr8 freebie. Thnx 4 sharing. I'll have to DL it later 'casue there's a lot of traffic now - or else 4 shared is being a brat! ;o)

Tina said...

Wow, thanks for the great CU freebie. I am fast becoming a Babette fan! I am going to have a look in your store after I'm done typing this huge thanks. I don't watch the olympics, never have, so I'm no good on that subject. Thanks again.

Goog said...

Hi, Babette! I wanted to comment about the Olympics - first of all, I was COMPLETELY blown away by the opening ceremonies. I believe that the Olympics DO help cross boundaries between countries. I bet there are hundreds of people in China right now who thought they would NEVER go there, discovering things they never knew!
There are always going to be politics, that's just life. There will always be countries too poor to host - there would be no stadiums, gyms, pools, etc. in come countries. That doesn't mean boundaries aren't being crossed. If one person is more enlightened about the world because the Olympics were in China this year, to me it's worth it! One person can change the world, look at Hitler or Osama Bin Laden. If only they had used their pwoers to end world hunger.

Cauleen said...

This sampler looks like so much fun to play with. You are such a creative gal! Thanks for the preview of your grab bag. It looks like another winner! :)

makeyesup said...

wow, this is a super gift, thanks a bunch for sharing.

Stella said...

Hi Babette!!! I love your new sale and I'm going over there right now to get that grab bag deal!
I LOVED the Olympics opening event ~ wasn't it fantastic!?!!

Congrats on being at DigiScrapWarehouse... I'm heading there now...and THANKS for the freebie!
STella

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Connie said...

Thanks so much Babette. What a great freebie. You are the best. Hope you are having a good week.

Beth said...

Love the new sampler! Thanks so much!