Sunday, October 5, 2008

Ready, Set, Blog

OMG I did it, I did it! I never thought I would have a blog. But everyone and their brother has one and it was time for me to learn how to do one. I still have lots to learn, so bare with me as I enter into this new adventure.

Putting everything together wasn't that hard. The hard part, for me anyway, is what am I gonna say. I think to myself, who wants to read about lil' ole me?? LOL Maybe I am just putting to much thought into this... So here I go...

Hello everyone! I am so happy you stopped by! My name is Carol, but in the
digi-world I go by Crops. As ya'll can tell this is my first time posting to a blog, but I am not a newbie when it comes to blogs. I'll never forget the first
time I found a blog... I was in AWE, blog hoppin all over the
world just fascinated me.

I am not a designer, nor do I wish to be at this time. I love
spending my time learning everything I can about digi scrapping.
I must say I have came along way since the first time I started
with scrappin. I used to scrap the old fashion way with the paper
and the tons of embellishments. Heck, I even made my dining room
into a scrap room. Now that stuff sits in photo boxes... lol
Maybe one day I will go through all that stuff....yeah right! hahaha
I have tons of stamps too, I love making cards, its just sending
them out that I have a problem with... I belong to a
Stampin' Up club and once a month a group of girls get together
and make stuff. Oh, it's just a good excuse to get out with a bunch
of girls and chit chat the afternoon away. But my heart is in digital...
I absolutely LOVE it!!! I found Scrapbook Max! in July of 2006 and
been hooked ever since.
Then I wanted to start making stuff...
So I downloaded that program called GIMP. Not a bad program for a beginner.
I learned alot on that and when I got PSE4 I at least knew the basics.
Then adobe came out with PSE6....OMG I fell in love with this program.
From then on I have Googled everything on PSE and learned so much.
Still have more to learn but I got the rest of my life to learn it....lol
So on occasion I will offer my freebies. I have no TOU, all that I ask
is that you don't claim as your own. You may use them any way you wish,
(use common sense) and no credit is required, although it would be nice.

I have met so many wonderful and generous people in the digiworld...
The friendships I have made are too numerous to mention....at least in my first post....hahaha It's like one big happy family out there and I am so grateful to be part of it!

I am on two creative teams... which you most certainly will hear me talk about them... alot.
Kim...what can I say about her that hasn't been said many times over...she is one of the most sweetest and nuttiest person out there. I have been on her team for over a year now and her creations are fantastic...love ya sweetie!!!
And Jazz...who has a heart of gold! I love her to death! She makes the most beautiful word art I have ever seen. So if you want to see any of their work stop by their blogs or DSO.

Are you bored yet???? lol

My DH, Buzz surprised me a few months ago with a Canon Rebel...Oh man, I love it! I just need to practice and practice a lot!....LOL So don't be surprised to see a few photos I take, remember, I am still new to this and I want to learn it all.... A BIG THANKS to my sister...Lisa...she taught me tons!!! (She is the expert in this field)and she is pretty good at taking pictures...but don't tell her I said that cause it will go to her head and I will never hear the end of it...
I love macro shots and in the process of learning that....
read, read and read some more and when I think I got it all, read it AGAIN! LOL

Just a few more things before I show you my freebie....
I need to thank a few people who have helped me start this blog....
Renee, I blame you for all this....LOL Thanks for giving me the courage to do this!
Bonnie aka bouncingbonbon....your tut was amazing!!! Thanks sooo much!
Paula....thanks for listening to me on the phone babbling on about this and that..lol
And most of all I want to THANK all of you for reading this!!! If you got this far I think you deserve a freebie....lol I love blues, so with that in mind I created this mini... I hope you enjoy it!

Here is a preview of my first blog freebie.







Click HERE to download it.



I know not everyone likes to leave comments, some of you are too busy, some just shy
and some that don't know what to say. I'm okay with that. It would be nice to see a simple "ty".... that way I know you at least liked it a little. Plus it will build my ego a tad....lol Cause believe it or not...I am a shy person....lol Well at new things anyway.....lol

Well, I think I did it.....lol Got through my first post and I didn't have a heart attack....hahaha
Hope to see you again, as I continue in this new journey.
Chow for now....xoxoxo







27 comments:

.: Kristine :. said...

Love the blog and the freebie rawks too Crops!!! Thank you so much!!

Pamela said...

Your knew blog is just lovely. Very nice work :-)

By Dezign said...

Oooooh lala, how gorgeous is your blog and the freebie just ROCKS!!!

And I will take the blame for this with pleasure, just look what you've achieved!!! Well I better, otherwise my reputation as a bad influence will go down the drain. LOL.

Congrats on the blog sweetie!!!

pkdoll said...

OMG! GF this is gorgeous! You did an excellent job and I absolutely love the freebie. You are the one that is "rawking"! This blog is now going to be listed on my blog as one of my favorites!! Welcome to the blog world girl-and watch how much fun you will have now!

O2BNGdHope said...

I'm so glad you did this! I always thought you should be a designer with your talent. The blog is wonderful! I'll be stopping by again for some more "chat".

Anonymous said...

Great job on the blog. Its fun and scary to start one of these. Will be back from time to time. Tiffany

Beth said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog! Woohoo! Welcome to the web! lol... Big {{{HUGS}}} for ya!!!

Silvia said...

You go girl...for just starting a blog you sure had a lot to talk about...lol..you even talk more than Kim...but thats okay...we love to read about each others bla bla..and your freebie rocks...woohoo

Sending hugs your way
Silvia

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Your blog is up and running and wonderful!! I'm so glad you have a space for anonymous!! I seem to have lost my identity and can't get a new one because they have my email!! Goodness!

Love your blog and will be back - it's bookmarked for sure!!

Hugs, MaggieMae aka Julie aka M&M

Anonymous said...

Knock me off my booties!! This is FANTASTIC, BRILLIANT, WOW, EXTRAORDINARY!! SOOO YOU!! LOVe it!! So happy for you!! My goosebumps have goosebumps!! About time!! LOL

autisticwonder/donna thomas

Marion said...

Great job on this Carol! And thank you for the freebie, it is lovely!

Anonymous said...

OMG you sound so sweet and so nice.Can it be Croppie.OH Your Blog is so nice.Luv it.That freebee is stunning.You are so smart how about teaching some stuff so I can learn xo.
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Jazzy said...

Oh my goodness gf..this is amazing..and so pretty love it..welcome to the blog world..and what an awesome freebie..thank you..and why am I always the last to find out anything LOL..I'm so proud of you and what all you have accomplished..great job..love you lots Jazz

Mary said...

WELCOME to the WEB... I think BLOGS are just great fun & sure love yours.
will be adding it to my list on mine...

Jenni said...

Wow Crops, how set up are you, music and all!! CONGRATS, the word of blogging is fun and addictive, and your blog looks awesome, thank for the freebie too, which is also addictive BTW, soon you will be designing haha!!

Bonnie said...

Congrats on your blog! Enjoy the journey and if you ever need help customizing your blog, just give a shout!

Anonymous said...

Comment.........hum.......hum........Oh yes about your Blog......hum.....hum....I am sorry Carol but what the hell is a Blog. Skip that, I love what you have done with this thingie. I will try and check in once in awhile to say hello and to see what you have created.Great job my friend............xoxoxo........................Lois.....Smile

makeyesup said...

congrats on your new blog. It's very lovely.

Anonymous said...

Hello Carol it is just me again....NOT ANONYMOUS.....How do I get rid of this anonym...I was just looking through your SBM layouts and just wanted to tell you that you are awsome at this stuff.......now do not let this go to your head....it may hurt....Anyways I told you I would check in once in awhile.....

Anonymous said...

Oh darn I forgot to put my name......Hell I can't remember what it is.......xoxoxoxo....just smile anyways

Diana (knzus) said...

I dunno WHY you would think you'd be rejected -- we all LOVE you, Carol! You've done a FANTABULOUS job creting your blog site. I'm so PROUD of you! And look -- you're even creating goodies now yourself! Uh-oh... do I have MORE COMPETITION??? LOL! {{{HUGZ}}} You GO, girlfriend!! -- Diana :D

Penny S said...

The freebie is great. Thanks for sharing

Shanners said...

Great first post and thanks for the freebie. Welcome to the blogging world! :)

Anonymous said...

You did it Carol, congratulations! Love your blog and awesome freebies.You go girl! xoxoxo.Moonlightpearl.

eilajean said...

Man, I love the fall colors in PA! I lived between Gettysberg and Carlisle for 7 years (what seems like a life time ago). I loved the peaches around the lakes up above Mt Holly. Do you ever get around Rickett's Glen. I did a photo shoot there, sometme I will have to post some of the photos... I love PA!

Anonymous said...

Good morning Carol: This just keeps getting better and better. I love coming in here and listening to the music while I look at all of the wonderful things you and your friends have created. One thing missing.....A song by....Ann Murray.....How could you forget....xoxoxoxoxo.....Smile

lovetocraftbetty said...

Very neat blog - congratulations!!
I've been reading it most recent post to now and have been enjoying your sharing.

Thanks so much for ALL the gorgeous goodies you share - your designs are great!