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MyQuesMark Winner Announced

The winner for the 5×7 MyQuesMark Designer Clock giveaway has been announced.      

Congratulations to The Laotian Commotion 


She has chosen the Love In Time design and you get to see what it looks like….







…..but she gets to hold it….


 Many thanks to The Mahogany Way for holding this giveaway.   

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Giveaway Time!

Today is the first day to enter for the MyQuesMark Designer Clock giveaway. It is being held at The Mahogany Way, my daughter’s blog.


All the details are there, so hop on over to enter!


Good luck!!

The Day Before

Tomorrow is the first day to get in on a 5×7  shadowbox MyQuesMark Designer Clock giveaway. You can’t enter here.

The giveaway is being held at  The Mahogany Way, my daughter’s blog. She has been my biggest supporter and I couldn’t see having this giveaway anywhere else. Of course I’ll be looking elsewhere for future giveaways.

This giveaway is limited to those living in the Continental United States and family members are not eligible to enter.

I hand make each clock along with the clock face design.

The clock for this giveaway is a 5×7 shadowbox, a $34.95 value. The winner of the giveaway gets to choose which clock face design they want.

So head on over to The Mahogany Way to get your shot at this clock tomorrow.

The Ending

June 1st marks the ending of the first six months of 2012. Thinking ahead….I wonder what all of those superstitious people are gonna do about next year…..anyway, my mind goes to all of the resolutions that have been broken or never made it out of the gate. It’s been awhile since I’ve done the resolution things….very long time.


I penned the poster below November 12, 2011. I’d have to do a little more digging to see when it was first published on my blog or my CafePress website. It may sound cliche but I do get inspired when I read it. I wrote it in a way that whoever reads this, can apply it to themselves….the question at the end?….I ask myself, what have I done since the last time I read it. Sometimes I am so angry with me because I’ve missed easy ops, but I know there are more doors ahead. There are times when I muster a smile or two just knowing I am able to even try to pursue dreams. I frustrate myself by trying to do too much at one time….multi-multitasking. I love it when I get that giddy feeling.


I’m more determined than ever to reach for goals, achieve them and reach for more. I’m not going to wait until the beginning of the year to start my new year. Right now I feel as if I’m making that turn….you know the feeling….you’ve been on THAT road for such a long time you can tell that the scenery is starting to change. It’s such a good feeling.


I did edit the wording on this new poster…I took out the words “have to” on the third line and replaced them with the word “can” and did a little realignment with the rest.



I’m going to be posting pictures in a couple of weeks and I would very much  your advice, opinion, input. I’m going to have a few small giveaways during the month of June so it would be a good idea to tell your friends to like my Facebook page. That’s a few of what’s up and coming….gonna ride this wave as far as it will take me.


If you’d like to see this in a different flavor you can go here.
  

The Winner Is….



Yes, we have a winner for my giveaway.





The winner is Theresia Reistad and her entry came from my Facebook Fan Page. 


As I had posted on my Fan Page a week ago, I had drawn a name who was a follower from Twitter, but the winner failed to contact me to claim the prize.


Congratulations to Theresia. I’m sure she will enjoy the cards as well as the loved ones and friends who will receive them as a gift from her. 

It’s Launched!!

I have officially launched registration for the 10 card giveaway. If you would like to register, you can do it here


I’m excited to have gotten to this point and look forward to sending the winner their 10 card package. 


As I mentioned on the registration page, I have two new cards that have yet to be published on my website that will be included in the package. I have designed a few more cards also but I want to wait until after the drawing before including them on my website for purchase.  


It’s late and I have to get up for work in about 4 hours.


Good luck to everyone who registers. There’s a winner out there!!!

Getting Closer

It’s getting closer for the details and the rules for the giveaway. I just created a giveaway page on my website. It’s not much to see right now, but if you’d like, you can check it out here. 


This is my first giveaway and basically I am promoting my products. I need to get it out there and what better way to get things started by putting a smile on a lucky winners face…and also on the faces of those who will be fortunate enough to receive one. 


I like to have fun and I like to be spontaneous. I like to be creative. Thus I have many ideas for future giveaways that I hope will be fun and interesting for you. 


Yes, I’m trying to draw traffic to my website, yes I want to sell my products, yes I would like to one day be able to quit my regular job and one day wake up, plant my feet on the floor, and be at work. But as I strive towards that goal and even after I reach it, there are winners out there who will receive my products. 


That makes me happy. I love smiling and love it even more when others are smiling with me. When I’m designing, that is what I hope to portray in my finished product. I know I won’t succeed where EVERYONE will like my stuff across the board, but I’m sure I have products that at least ONE person likes my stuff across the board…that’s ok…isn’t it? A lot of those ONEs add up.


I’ll be adding the final touches on the website in the next day or two and then it begins after that. Details and rules, so stay tuned.

This Was A Good Day

I had the day off from work today and it was a semi lazy/getting things done kind of day. It was good day for me. I feel like I relaxed and I also feel as if I got some things done….I did both.


I’m feeling pretty good right about now….almost ready for work tomorrow. 


I watched The Lord Of The Rings trilogy. I started last night and I finished after nine tonight. Between pausing, rewinding and rewinding and pausing yet again and again, I still missed parts. I’ll do it again sometime.


I’m putting the finishing touches into the giveaway. The announcement should be coming in the next fews days.


My daughter, Darcel from The Mahogany Way had her big day as a featured blog on SITS The Secret to Success is Support. Aside from not being able to respond to her comments right away, it all went well for her. 


It’s getting late and I need sleep. Back at it tomorrow…I’ll be ready.     

SnapIt Screen Capture Review

I was asked to do a review of a product that takes a snap shot of anything you want that is on your screen. The name of the software is called SnapIt Screen Capture. I used the software to grab the image from the website. It’s like, way too easy.

I am really amazed how easy it is to use.

Too cool….it only took me a hot second to get a snap shot of this post beginning. 


You can get just a portion of what you want as I did in the two pictures above, or you can get everything as I did below.


This is a screen capture of my desktop. Not only can I show off the software’s capabilities, but I can also use it to show a flaw as in the below shot.

I’m not sure what it is, but it appeared when I hit the print screen key. You can see the area that was affected during the process. But again, the software is awesome in pointing that out. After the first capture, I went to the folder I chose to save my snap shots. I opened the saved shot, hit the print screen key, boxed the area I wanted with the cursor, release the mouse button, and the capture is sent to the folder. How easy is that!!


The flaw in the full desktop capture may be a problem in some situations, but I give the software a thumbs up. I haven’t run into any issues in using the software for what most people would be using it for.


This software is good for bloggers, for presentations, great for putting a collage together, school projects and so much more.


You can get your own copy and do a review from your blog/twitter/facebook forum. Just supply the link to your review and you will receive a code. 


You can grab the software here


Screen Capture Software by Digeus, Inc 


I’m already trying to see how this will be helpful in creating more designs for me.

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