Saturday, March 31, 2012

Bismal and Dreary day

 "You are the Butter to my Bread and the Breath of my Life"


 These words were said by someone to me who means the world to me! I treasure these words and feel so much Passion, Romance and Lust whenever I hear them repeated in my mind.  Love is not only about feelings but about cherishing a memory or remembering the words quoted by one's lover. Anyway, A great feeling I am feeling within myself today...

On to other news, I didn't win the $640 Million for the Mega Lottery Drawing...Oh what I would have done if i had won that much money! Let's see, I would purchase a New Car, maybe a house but I love where I am living now and I definitely would take a trip to Paris-The Romantic City of Love!! I have always wanted to visit Paris but i don't have the funds....So, I visit the place by looking at photos on the Internet and talking to other people who have visited  Romantic Paris!! But One Day I will get the chance to visit Paris and live out my Romantic Fantasy!!

 Anyway, Three lucky people who reside in different States have won the mega lottery and will be splitting the loot amongst themselves.Lottery ticket-holders in Kansas, Illinois and Maryland each selected the winning numbers and will split a $640 million jackpot that was believed to be the world's largest such prize, a lottery official said Saturday." according to an article in USA Today Online Editio.

 And, The Trayvon Martin tragedy is getting a lot of Media attention and buzz from around the world. According to an article in USA Today,Thousands joined a march Saturday through the Florida town where 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer, vowing to continue protesting until an arrest is made."
 I hope justice is served and whatever happens, I hope we learn a lesson from this tragedy. 
 And, In other news, The lights dimmed at historic Landmarks from around the world to celebrate Earth Hour 2012 which is " " a celebration of people power; the world's largest mass event in support of the planet," according to an article in the USA Today Online Edition. 

Children should invite their parents   "to turn the lights off, go out, go to the parks to do some exercise, and enjoy some family time instead of watching TV or play video games."
And, Are you a Smoker? Well, if the CDC has its way, Most people will want to quit the habit after watching Ads depicting people suffering from lung cancer due to smoking." The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the numbers Friday. The CDC's $54 million, 12-week campaign is the agency's first national anti-smoking advertising effort, and features hard-hitting images of people who developed cancer and other illnesses from smoking" according to an article in the USA Today Online edition.

"Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine," laments Blaine,
The quote is from a movie that is about to be remastered and put on DVD for another generation to enjoy the classic " Casablanca" which  starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman 
" A kiss is still a Kiss" quoted from the movie...and I will be purchasing this  newly remastered in the three-disc Casablanca 70th Anniversary Edition 

And, I will also be purchasing a book titled ' Another Piece of my Heart" from the Amazon.com web site. 
Andi has spent much of her adult life looking for the perfect man, and at thirty-seven, she's finally found him.  Ethan--divorced with two daughters, Emily and Sophia--is a devoted father and even better husband.  Always hoping one day she would be a mother, Andi embraces the girls like they were her own. But in Emily’s eyes, Andi is an obstacle to her father’s love, and Emily will do whatever it takes to break her down. When the dynamics between the two escalate, they threaten everything Andi believes about love, family, and motherhood—leaving both women standing at a crossroad in their lives…and in their hearts."

Gotta run and take care of some errands for today! Life keeps one busy and preoccupied!! Have a Great day my Friends and enjoy..

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Smells like Spring

Thirsty Thursday today and I have created a brand new kit titled 'Flores Lujosos and it is available for download..go to header and click the tab marked Chicojimj's Freebies!! I love the Alpha included in the kit....it is really Beautiful!!

 I have to go run some errands...and i want to take advantage of the Nice Spring-like weather today!!

Enjoy the kit...

Saturday, March 24, 2012

A Rainy and Gloomy day

As I lie in the bed, I could hear the roar of the Thunder and the pitter patter of Rain as it fell from the sky! The Thunder slowly faded but the rain continued for most of the day and in the early evening. But the day still felt gloomy and dreary! 
I read an interesting article printed in the Online Edition of USA Today regarding the Merck company and the troubled Heart Drug. 
 " The study was aimed at preventing repeat heart attacks and strokes in people who had already suffered one or were in danger of one because of hardened arteries in their legs.
The drug, vorapaxar, lowered the risk of those problems but also raised the risk of major bleeding, including dangerous bleeding in the head, which largely canceled out the drug's benefit."
And, Geraldo Rivera is weighing in on the 17 yr old who was killed in Florida last month...According to an article published in USA Today, Riviera says  "Trayvon Martin, God bless him, an innocent kid, a wonderful kid, a box of Skittles in his hands. He didn't deserve to die. But I bet you money, if he didn't have that hoodie on, that nutty neighborhood watch guy wouldn't have responded in that violent and aggressive way," Rivera said. 
ok, I respect what Geraldo is saying but i have my doubts...So, Basically people don't have the freedom to wear what they want to wear without being labelled? So, I can't put on a pair of jeans without someone thinking that I may be a Thug and try to kill me? I don't think so Geraldo....What happened to this kid is tragic and the Zimmerman wasn't using common sense and He even broke the law by following Trayvon...it is even written in the handbook given out to people who volunteer as Neighborhood Crime Watchers!! 
On a positive note, I thought this was an interesting story published in USA Today. Checklist helps keep heart patients out of hospital...."  The list prompts doctors to make sure that patients understand when and how to take their medications, for example, and how to monitor their blood pressure and modify their diet and exercise."
The photo above is of my Horse Farm...I took it one morning after looking out the window and saw the beauty. It looked so serene and peaceful to me...and I love to watch the Horses running the pasture in the morning!!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Life is Fragile..Handle with Prayer

"Life is Fragile..Handle with Prayer" I  found the sentiment while reading the Catholic Review Newspaper and I just loved that quote. I had to make a page using the quote and I think it turned out really well, don't you think so?

If you would like to read the commentary in full....Here is the story

Today, I did a little errands before heading to work...and I was able to enjoy the warm sunshine a bit as I sat on the deck. A glorious day it is and I am glad that Spring has finally Sprung!!  The Horses are enjoying this day, as well as, the dogs as they frolick in the pasture!

I will make this post short since i want to enjoy the day before it ends...Enjoy and remember " Life is Fragile...Handle with Prayer!"

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Infinity Kit

Hidey Hoo and I have uploaded the Brand New kit titled "Infinity" and it is a lovely kit too! I really love this kit and everything that I have created within the kit!
To Download, click the tab in the header for Chicojimj freebies...Enjoy the kit..

A preview of the kit is to the side

Spring Day but the clouds are a coming

Hello and Happy Hump Day to all my Fab and Beautiful People of the World! I hope all are enjoying the day the Lord has made for each of us......I know I am!!

 Well, I awoke to a lovely Spring day today but when I headed outside to fetch the mail, It smells like it is about to rain and I could see the clouds rolling in the sky. A Spring Rain is about to fall upon the Earth! I love the smell of Spring Rain...

Also, I managed to do some errands around the house before heading out to feed the horses. Afterwards, I had to drive to work only to find out, today is my Hafa Adai-Woo, Hoo!!!

 I love the graphic page that I created off to the side...the pic of the church with all the cute embellishments! And, I can't wait to post the New Kit "Infinity" to the Blog...I am so excited over this Kit!! And, I can't wait to see the many creations that the DT Members create with the kit. I almost finished in making the kit....i just want to add a few more papers/Materials, Embellishments before I post to the Blog!!

In news today,  I read an interesting article published in the Online edition of USA Today that informs doubts arise about Federal Charges? Here is a paragraph from the article:Lawyers at the department said Tuesday that while the investigation into the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin would go forward, it would be difficult to prosecute the case under federal law. Civil rights law protects against “hate crimes” or actions by police officers, but Martin’s shooting may not have either of those elements, two officials said. They spoke on the condition of anonymity because the probe is still under federal review."


 It will be interesting to see what the outcome of this case will be and it has sparked world wide attention...


Another interesting USA Today article states that the Federal Gov't may be stealing land from property owners...A paragraph from the article reads: The Sacketts wanted to build a home on a 0.63-acre lot near pristine Priest Lake in the Idaho panhandle that they bought for $23,000. But after three days of bringing in fill dirt and preparing for construction in 2007, officials from the EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ordered the activity stopped and said they suspected the land contained wetlands."


Another story  I may have to keep watch and see what the results will be...


And, " Former Florida governor Jeb Bush endorsed Mitt Romney for president, ..."
in an article published in USA Today Online edition. He is the Brother of former President George Bush...
 My Personal thoughts on the Presidential Election year...I think President Barack Obama will get a second term and four more years as President of the United States!! 


Well, I have to go run some errands...That is one thing about life, it keeps one busy! 

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

First Day of Spring

The First Day of Spring........not that we had a bad winter since it felt more like Spring thru-out the Winter season! But it is just the thought of Spring has finally Sprung!!

And, The horses are enjoying the First day of Spring as well!! I took this photo in the morning as I was walking down to the Barn to feed the horses....it is as if they want their picture taken. They look so darling! 
And, The top graphic page was made with a New kit that I am working on and will soon post to the Blog some time at the end of the week-I hope life doesn't add any distractions? This will be my best kit ever and i am also creating an Alpha Set to go along with the Kit!! It should be a Fun and Exciting Kit to play with and create some lovely pages!! 

In news today, A Florida Teenage Boy was killed for just walking down his neighborhood. He just went to the store to purchase a bag of Skittles and it ended up costing the youngster his life! A sad tragedy and this shouldn't have happened.... Some are calling it a Racist motive and others just don't know what to say about this incident.  If you'd like to read more of the story, Here is the link to USA Today Online Newspaper

And, In other news, In Vitro Babies denied citizenship into the United States-WTF? This story is so bizarre and I have a lot of questions swirling in my mind and would love to ask the Mother! Here is a paragraph from the article printed in USA Today Online Edition:
An embassy staffer wanted to know whether Lavi got pregnant at a fertility clinic. She said yes and was told that her children were not eligible for citizenship unless she could prove that the egg or sperm used to create the embryo was from an American citizen."

And, In other news, The Cherry Blossoms are Blooming in Washington, DC after a mild winter! I guess Mother Nature has fooled the plants this year in thinking of an early Spring.. According to an Online article in USA Today: It's almost as if they know they need to produce a special show of their pink and white blooms for 2012, which marks the 100th anniversary of the planting of the trees as a gift from Japan."  I guess Spring has Sprung in our Nation's Capitol-woo,hoo!!

 Well, I gotta run and take care of some errands today...and I want to enjoy this beautiful weather by spending some time outside soaking up the sun!! Adios for now...



Monday, March 19, 2012

Candy Saver kit

Happy Monday to everyone....at least I hope it is a Happy one!
 Well, I had a great and relaxing weekend.......and I managed to do a bit of grocery shopping today before heading off to work. And, I created a Brand New kit titled "Candy Saver" and posted on the Brand New Blog where you can go to it by clicking the tab in the header above-Freeby by Chicojimj-and you will be able to find all the old Kits, as well as, the Brand New Kit Candy Saver!! I will be posting all my Digikits on the New page...

Enjoy this lovely day........at least I hope it is lovely where you are....I have to do a few more errands.

Adios and enjoy the new kit...( A preview of the kit is off to the side)

Sunday, March 18, 2012

New Blog to get kits

Sundai Fundai today! I went out shopping today because my cupboards were beginning to look like Old Mother Hubbard from the Folk Tale! I ended up spending more money than what I had intended on spending...oh well, at least now my cupboard aren't bare! LOL!
Also, i have created another Blog where I will be posting all my Freebie Kits.....you can access the New Blog by clicking the Freebie Kits by Chicojimj....I have posted my older kits thus far..so go check it out to make sure you have all my kits!!

Also, I need to find a second job..It seems as though i go thru money like water! I can't seem to save any money?! it makes me wonder, and appreciate, the sacrifices my parents did to raise us and to live a life!! But then again, It takes a lot more money these days just to live comfortably!!

Gotta go...I have some more errands to run and I also want to visit a New Restaurant that just just opened up..i hear the food is Delicious and Buffet-Style!!! Adios for now and enjoy the New Blog-and be sure to browse the older kits to make sure you are up to date with my kits!! :-)

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day and I wish the Luck of the Irish to you all...and may you party until your face turn green!! I am wearing a bit of green with a splash of blue because later tonight I am going to a wine tasting-It should be quite interesting!! I hope they serve green wine! LOL! 

I made this page to celebrate the Irish Holiday....Hmm, I wonder if Ireland considers St. Patty's day a holiday? Well, We celebrate it here in America and celebrate it proudly!! 

Enjoy your day and drink plenty of Green Ale!!


Friday, March 16, 2012

Cottage Mouse Kit by Chicojimj

Fab Friday today and the Weekend is right around the corner..as well as, The wearing of the Green on St Patrick's Day! I haven't anything green to wear though? I  guess I will be shopping for something green so I can temporarily become a Leprechaun this weekend! :-)

Any way, I have created a New Digikit-and no it is not celebrating St Patrick's Day-but it is a cute 'ole kit filled with lots of embellishments, papers/Materials...it is almost a Bumper Kit and titled "Cottage Mouse" and is available for download here! 

 A preview of the kit is to the side. I can't wait to see your creations, and Have a Blessed Weekend!!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Quote Me Kit

Well, I hope all are having a Brill Weekend and getting plenty of rest to keep going for the upcoming week! I know I have but I hate the fact that we had to Spring Forward which knocked an hour off my sleep time! LOL!

Anyway, I created a lovely kit titled "Quote Me" and it contains some lovely quotes too add to your digital projects for when words at a loss! Enjoy and show me some love by giving some Thanks!! :-)

Have a Blessed Day!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Thank Kit by Chicojimj

Well, It is with a sad heart that i inform you...This will be my last kit I create because my life has taken a different direction and doesn't offer me the time anymore to create kits. My previous Digikits will still be available to download on the Blog but I will be posting no more kits-Although, one never knows, I may post a kit when time affords me! :-)

Anyway, Here is the download for Thank Kit and enjoy! It has been a pleasure seeing the pages you create using my kits!

What's so great about digital scrap booking..

Ok, i have to admit I am so addicted to this thing called "Digital Scrap Booking!" I was always a creative person and did all my creations the traditional way until I read in various magazines a new method which incorporated a computer, software and Digital Kits! Once I created my first Digital creation, I was HOOKED! The above photo is a Digital Creation and was so much Fun to Create!!
Here is why you should try and experience Digital ScrapBooking and you too will be Hooked as I am..



What’s so great about Digital Scrapbooking...
• After the initial set up, it’s an inexpensive way to scrapbook.
• Images are now digital to start with which makes it easier to edit and add to layouts.
• You can easily edit, resize and re-colour your photos.
• No need to have a special room to store the tons of expensive un-reusable elements.
• It’s easier to make changes without ruining your images.
• Elements can be used and reused indefinitely and their colour be changed to match the mood of your layout.
• You don’t have to worry about embellishments falling off your scrapbooks.
• Digital scrapbooking is extremely affordable and a lot of fun.
• There’s no mess to clean up. Just pack up your laptop.
• Digital scrapbooking elements don’t take a lot of space. They are stored on your computer’s hard drive.
• There is an amazing variety of high quality digital products available at great value.
• Digital scrapbooks and elements can be printed to create hybrid scrapbooks (a mix of digital and traditional scrapbooking).
• You can use your layouts in many fun ways. For example, you can print them out and add them to an album, create a slideshow, use as a computer wallpaper and screensaver, create an interactive DVD, use to decorate your blog and social network accounts, email to friends and family, upload to your blog or website, share on Picasa, Flickr, etc...

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Familee Luv Kit

HIdey Hoo..I hope everyone had a lovely weekend and is ready for the upcoming week! i know I am....

I made a Brand New Kit titled " Familee Luv" and it iis really a beautiful kit!! Here is the download link here.

Enjoy the kit and don't forget to show some Luv by saying Thanks!

Feeling Creative