News, CU Freebie, Blog Prize #1, Tutorial, & Stuff!

7/19/2009 11:20:00 AM Edit This 46 Comments »
Hey All!

I hope everyone is doing well! The weather here in Virginia Beach has been a bit muggy - really high humidity. So I've been hiding out in the house ... a/c is my BEST friend! lol

I did, however, have an appointment with a new Endocrinologist last Wednesday. He was touted as being the "best" one around (took 3 months to get in to see him!) and while he seems to really know his stuff, he beside manner is less than good. But, he prescribed a new drug (well, knew to me) for my hypothyroidism ... in addition to the Synthroid I'm now also on Cytomel. He claims that for many patients who aren't getting 100% benefits from synthroid alone, this has really helped. Well, so far I am seeing an increase in energy - so that's a very good thing! With the increase in metabolism ... there should be an increase in losing weight!! Yeah, I'm definitely ready for that!!

And along those lines, I've decided to join Weight Watchers. I followed the program years ago and really liked it. I know it's probably changed a bit, but I'm really hoping to meet some people who would like to exercise together ... it's so much more fun if you have friends to do it with. It costs $40 a month ... and that gets you unlimited meetings plus access to their E-Tools. It looks like a pretty good deal ... if anyone is doing WW's I'd love to hear what you think of it. They have a Saturday meeting which I think will be perfect for me (starts at 11:30 ... so, not too early!) so I'll let you know how it goes next week.

More news ... I've decided that from now the blog gifts/freebies that I post will always be available. I'm also going to start posting tutorials ... so if there's something special that you'd like have a tutorial for, please drop me a line and I'll see what I can do! I've got a tutorial ready to share with you ... I wrote it last year for a customer - it's about re-coloring gray-scale elements.

There are many ways to do this, this technique is one of the easiest ways.

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Download Tutorial Here

Okay, time for some FUN! I thought it would be really cool to give away one of my CU products to a lucky winner once a week! You're probably wondering what you have to do to win, right? Well, it's actually pretty easy - all you have to do is leave a comment on my blog and I'll pick someone randomly from all the posts of that week. Oh, and remember to post on the blog ... the comments are at the TOP of the post, not the bottom ... that will be the prior post's comments.

What I'll do is this: Each Monday I'll start off the week by posting the Blog Prize. All you have to do is leave comments during the week and then at the end of the week (Sunday night) I'll pick a winner from those who have left comments (I'll go thru all the posts of that week). On Monday I'll announce the winner along with the next Blog Prize .... how fun is that?! Remember, you will have to leave your comment on MY BLOG, not 4-shared. Also, if you post annon, please make sure there is a way for me to contact you!!

Okay, so let's start this week off right! Here's Blog Prize #1 ....

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How's that for starting things with a bang?! This a $14.99 value!! Don't forget ... you have to comment on my blog this week for your chance to win "Absolutely Fabulous Textures 01" available at DSW, DD, & CU.

And hey, I've got a new product out!

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Dangling Dates is the perfect addition for journaling needs! Included are: 26 Holidays, 12 Months, and 21 Years (1995 - 2015). Also included is 1 blank year stick and 1 connecting eyelet. CU/S4H-O/PU. Normal priced at $4.99 ... Dangling Dates is 20% off for 3 days only (through 7/22/09)!! Hurry and get yours at: DSW, DD, or CU.

And the moment you've been waiting for ... The Blog Gift/Freebie!! Today I've got "Popsicle Expressions" for you:

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I created this freebie with my "Popsicle Sticks"

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which is currently in the stores at DSW, DD, & CU.

This blog gift/freebie is CU/S4H-O/PU ... and oh yeah, doesn't expire ever! :)

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Phew! Dang, that was a long post! LOL LOL I hope you guys enjoy the Popsicle Expressions and don't forget to comment for you chance to win the blog prize! Take care & Good Luck!

Hugs,
Babette
LBCreations - Designs by Babette

46 comments:

the Okietoothfairy said...

Wow, what an awesome thing to do! Thank you so much!

Tammy and Shelby said...

The textures are great and I love your dangling dates/popsicle sticks. Very inventive.

Aeryn said...

Thanks so much for the cool freebie!!! And what a great idea with the blog contest!!! I have your fab textures 4 &5 and love the chance to get more :-)
I go in for tests for my thyroid tomorrow, I may be asking how you like the new med sometime soon :-)

Thanks again!!
Jody (Munchkyn Scraps)

kistine said...

Very cool stuffs! Thanks so much for everything!!

tajicat said...

Cute! Thanks so much for sharing! :)

Dream Big Designs said...

You are the best! Thank you for all the freebies! I love your blog background also! Thanks for sharing your talent!

Debbie said...

Thanks so much for the freebie! Glad you mentioned the Cytomel, I'll have to ask my doc about it since I feel like crap just taking my Synthroid.

belle007 said...

Thanks so much for the freebie popsicle expressions. The textures really are Absolutely Fabulous!

Cindi said...

Love the popsicle sticks and the textures! Thank you!!

Trac said...

Love the freebies but it is the tutorial that will come in very handy for me. Thanks.

Lynn said...

thanks so much!

Shannon Scherz said...

THank you!!!!!! :)

Digi Free said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 19 Jul [LA 07:00pm, NY 09:00pm] - 20 Jul [UK 02:00am, OZ 12:00pm] ).

Krystal said...

The textures look amazing! This is so very generous of you to do! Thank you for this opportunity and for the freebie :)

Roper said...

Great textures, thanks for giving us a chance to win it.

Sam aka 3 Little Helpers said...

love your work Babette - I have added your blog link to my freebie finder - hope to have a blinkie made for the finder soon just not enough hours in the day at the moment huggers sam

The Deming Four said...

thank you for the freebie!

TragedyScrapinAnne said...

Thanks for freebie!!! and the chance to win!!!!

happy scrapin' kat

Shel said...

What an awesome contest!

I'm so glad to hear that you are feeling better. Having once had some health issues myself, I can sympathize with awful things can be. Good luck with the new meds and with WW!

Nicole said...

Leaving a comments, so LOVE those textures!

Marlene said...

Hi Babette
Thanks for the freebie popsicle sticks - what a great idea.
If you could slot in a tutorial on how to use masks I would really appreciate it .. I love the look of them but have NO idea of how to use them!! I still collect them tho .. cos one day, I MIGHT be able to use them, he he he !! Cyber hugs from Adelaide, Australia xxx

MaryE said...

What a generous offer! Thanks for the freebie, it's wonderful!

makeyesup said...

Thanks for the tutorial. Haven't read it yet or tried it out; however, always looking for other peoples ideas and teachings to broaden my knowledge. Also thanks for the message on the thyroid medicine, am sending it on to a friend that also has that problem and has been on the synthoid only. Hope the medicines help you and keep you out of the hospital.

Sharon said...

Very cool idea and amazing prize. You have some smart marketing ideas!

Cantinho da Cindy said...

Gorgeous collection. Thanks for a chance

RedShoes said...

Thank you so much for the weekly contests. Coloring gray scale is an area where I need help. I truly appreciate the tutorial:-)

Shan Marie said...

I Love your textures!! I appreciate the chance to win! Oh and hello from another person in the Va Beach/Norfolk area!

Cuchy said...

Great popsicles. Thanks for sharing. Love your textures too!!

Jennifer said...

Those textures look amazing! Love the freebie too. TFS!!!

ConnieC said...

I have both a sister and an aunt named Babette. How cool it is to see someone else with that name.
Love your popsicle use
Blessings
ConnieC

Betty Benton said...

They are absolutely fabulous textures and divine colors too! Thanks for the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

Wow!!! What a great prize!! You didn't say was how you will pick the winner? Thanks for the chance!!

Stephanie T. in So.Cal.

Ms. Janine said...

These are absolutely fabulous textures! Thanks for the chance to win.

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 11 post on Jul. 21, 2009. Thanks again.

Mags said...

Very cute sticks! You always have the most creative stuff!!

THX, much!
:) Mags
magsgraphics.blogspot.com

Caroline said...

I hope your new meds make that change you are hoping for :) Great new product, lots of fun!

Anonymous said...

Like the dangling label sticks too.
Also that don't have to hurry and get here to get the gift. Using public lib, which may only be an hour or two a day, can't get to all goodies before they expired. Thank you.

CecileQ2 at yahoo.com

My Own Little Corner of the World said...

Im so glad you are starting to feel better, and good luck with WW! The gift for this week is amazing, thank you so much!

Confessions of a Modern June said...

those textures are amazing!and the popsicle sticks are very creative!

Naturelady said...

The popsicle sticks are very creative. I don't think I've seen anything like them before.

Thanks for sharing them - I'm definately going to check out your stores, and keep an eye on your tuts!

Anjana Anna said...

Love your designs and thanks for the chance to win your lovely textures. Great to see you back!Thanks for sharing

Kari~RDG said...

Love those textures, I use them all the time!!! I hope the new med is helping. Think I might mention that to my Dr, my sythroid isn't doing anything as far as energy goes.

Leslie said...

The textures look awesome! The popsicle sticks are such a great idea, especially for summertime! Thanks so much!

Mungo said...

Love your popsicle (or lolly pop) sticks as we Brits call them, like your date tags made with them, thanks for sharing with us

Dorys Creations said...

Love the work you've done. You are a really good designer. Thanks

Magnolia said...

Thank you so much for sharing.