WW's, Blog Prize Info, Tutorial, & A CU Freebie

7/26/2009 10:08:00 AM Edit This 14 Comments »
Happy Sunday Morning!

I attended my first Weight Watcher's meeting yesterday ... and it was FABULOUS! The leader, Karen, is super high-energy, funny, and very nice. She's originally from New York (as I am) and I felt right at home. I'm feeling very positive and I can't wait to report some weight loss! I'm going shopping today with a friend to pick up some grocery items to help in that! Oh, and WW's has these E-Tools ... I played around on the site a bit last night and it's really cool. You can track your points right there, get recipes, post on the forums, etc. I've already met some really cool people!

I've figured out how I'm going to RANDOMLY pick a comment for the Blog Prizes! Guess you'd like to know how I'm going this, huh? *smiles* Okay, for starters all of the comments left on my blog get sent directly to my Outlook Mail. I created a special folder where all of those emails (from any and all posts of that week) will get sent to directly. When it's time to pick a winner, I'm going to have Mike (DH) just pick one of the emails without reading the comments - that way it's completely fair! How does that sound?

But I've got a SURPRISE for you guys! Since this is my 1st Blog Challenge/Prize that I'm offering, I thought it would be way cool to give out the prize to more than one person. Soooo ... I'm going to have Mike pick out FIVE!! That's right, five lucky people will win "Absolutely Fabulous Textures #1", a $14.99 value, for FREE! Just for posting a comment on my blog!

Winners will be announced on Mondays, along with the next blog prize to play for. Winners will also be contacted and given the happy news via email or their blog - depending on the information I have. Individual coupons will be issued (from one of my stores) to each winner for the prize.

I'd also like to take a moment to thank everyone who has posted. It's really wonderful to hear from you and I'm super glad if I was able to help anyone with the info on Cytomel. So, it's really doing wonders for me. Thanks to everyone who's sent me support about my health; it's very touching that so many of you care!

Hey! Did you notice something new on my blog today? I finally added a "Followers" widget! Now you can follow my blog and never miss out on a freebie!!

I'm also really happy to see such a great interest in tutorials! Many of you have written me privately and told me that they were easy to follow and I'm SO happy to hear that! Please keep letting me know what you'd like to see offered and I'll do my best to fill those requests. AND, all of the kind remarks concerning my work were so greatly appreciated - it's really so nice to hear that people enjoy one's work and/or products.

It was so much fun hearing from you guys! Connie C, I can't believe that you have TWO people in your family named Babette ... it's just not the most common name! And Shan Marie - how cool is it that we live in the same town? Who knows, maybe we'll hook up one day!

I've got another Tutorial today! This time the request came from "Okietoothfairy" and she wanted to know how to blend PNG overlays, which are black, into a colored pre-existing paper.



I've included the PNG Overlay in the tutorial zip file (It's from Paper Details 72). I realized that it was going to be just a bit more work to keep doing these separately. I apologize to those who want the freebie without the tutorial, but I've only got so many hours in the day! LOL Also, please note that the tutorials are PERSONAL USE only.

I did, however, create ANOTHER freebie for you guys! It's an adorable tag that I created when I was making a layout for a friend. To create this tag I used "Basic Textured Overlays, Vol. 1", "Bows 04", and my "Gem Stones".



Okay, I *think* that's enough for now! Enjoy the tutorial and freebies - I'll be back tomorrow to announce the winners and post the new Blog Challenge with the prize! You all have a GREAT day & take care!

LBCreations - Designs by Babette


Dorys Creations said...

Thanks for the Tutorial and thanks for the lovely tag. It's so cute !

sheila said...

Thank you so much for today's tutorial and freebie!!!! Twice the fun :-).
You could just yell down the hall to Mike to pick a number (or 5 numbers) from 1 to however many comments/emails there are :-)

Cindi said...

Thank you for the great tut and freebies!

Demetria said...

Hey girlie... Goodluck with everything at weight watchers... can't wait to read about all the goals that you have met. I'm gonna try to tut as soon as I can! Have a great week!

Digi Free said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 26 Jul [LA 07:00pm, NY 09:00pm] - 27 Jul [UK 02:00am, OZ 12:00pm] ).

Caroline said...

Thank you for the tag as well as the Tutorial, love your stuff :) I hope all goes well with Weight Watchers! will be reading with interest. cheers, caz

DonnaC said...

Thanks for another great tut and the freebies : )

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 6 post on Jul. 27, 2009. Thanks again.

Di at Legacy4Life said...

A stunning freebie as usual Babette.

Thank you for your generosity.


melliel said...

Great frame - love the bark. Thanks for sharing.

MsSweetP said...

Thank you very much for these wonderful tutorials and fabulous goodies.

Boop Designs said...

Great tutorial Babs!

Oh oh oh, sign me up for a chance to win them "At the Sea Brushes...

I love prizes!!!!

scrappinrobyn said...

Thank you so much for the chance to win, for the great frame, and your tutorials. I used the "blending Overlay" one last week. Again thank you much and have a great day!

Yanti said...

thanks for great tuts and freebies. Keep on losing weight until you achieve the ideal weight. I wanna see your pic then.