Tuesday, May 26, 2009

alter your life

Back again, as promised.

First, I want to thank you for your comments and thoughts about leaving thank-yous for freebies. Heidi, thank you for your feedback; it was thought-provoking, and you certainly have a point. Sometimes you really have to "dig" to be able to leave comments on blogs, that's for sure. As others have suggested, I, too, will try to find the designer's e-mail address to express my gratitude -- but not everyone provides that option either.

My rant was directed at the majority out there who NEVER express gratitude for anything. I wasn't fishing for compliments myself, just a generalization and observaton. I confess that I don't always take the time to leave comments, and that's not a good thing, but I do for almost all. Sometimes that's the best I can do, but I try to make up for it later.

For most of those whom I directed my comments toward? It's a choice that they have made to "go to the party without bringing anything for the hosts." If that makes sense.

For Shirley, Debbie, Dawn, Electra, Sandi, and the other readers who left such great comments, I appreciate your input. I don't thank you enough, myself, I know, but hope you accept my blog gifts in the spirit in which they are intended.

When we returned from our weekend getaway, I found several graduation invitations for graduating seniors who are children of friends. Boy, does it make me feel old! Most of them are graduating from university, mind you.

That reminded me to tell you that my BIG STEPS word art is still so great for those graduation layouts and other rites of passage. They are also terrific to illustrate your dreams for your children/grandchildren; especially the "Paint your own rainbow" word art in the set. This 12-piece set is yours for a donation of $2, please.


My dogs are reminding me that it's time for them to eat, so off I go to the kitchen. I'll leave you with this additional word art, with the hope that you can find a special way to use it. I'D LOVE TO SEE YOUR LAYOUTS!


blessings on your day,
Melanie

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13 comments:

xashee's corner said...

i sure hope you had a GREAT little getaway! that's always COOL when it all comes together just right and you two can just go!! :) Thank you so much for sharing your WONDERFUL wa!!! Have a SUPER evening!

Baloney said...

Now I feel bad. Thanks for your free downloads. I love them!

Digi Free said...

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

Pam said...

Thank you--this is much needed for a special person!

Pattycakes said...

Love this...Thank you for sharing!! :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing your special talent. It is appreciated very much.

Marian said...

Thanks for the great thought. I think it was meant especially for me. I got up on the wrong side of the bed and needed the reminder to be happy.
Thanks!

shayna said...

Melanie, I love your word art!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just sent you a donation via paypal for you Big Steps Word Art. I can't wait to receive it.

Thank you for all of the freebies.

hugs,
Shayna

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 Alpha(s),Font(s), Word Art(s) post on May. 27, 2009. Thanks again.

CindyLou said...

I love this. Will be very fitting for my kiddos when they are throwing temper tantrums.

Jules said...

Thank you!!

Susan said...

I love this -- a philosophy I sure hope my children understand eventually! Thank you for creating and sharing it.

Sonel said...

It sure is uplifting to visit your blog and see this awesome and inspiring wordart hon! Thanks very much!

Hugs