Monday, December 31, 2007

New Stuff!

We've got some new stuff in the shop at
(see previous posts for freebies lists)

First is a collab kit of QP's. These were created by the CT & design team members using Britt-ish Designs Brown Eyed Girl Kit. Aren't they wonderful??

You can purchase this set of East Start Quick Pages here. Just think of how quick you can complete an album with these beautiful pages!

You might recognize the one in the upper right corner - it was my entry for the QP exchange. I've already had it printed - and that glitter looks so real - I could hardly believe it. I actually used this page as the cover of a Shutterfly album I made for my mom for Christmas! She loved it, and I had trouble parting with it, and may have to order one for myself!

Sunshine Digiscraps recently released a Casual Friday kit:
You can get it here.

That's all the time I have for now, I promised some little girls that I'd paint their toe nails before we go to Grandma & Grandpa's. I've started them young - they want their toes to look cute when they go in the hot tub, LOL! Aren't they funny???

Last Day!

Just popping back in to remind you that today is the last day of this huge sale at ScrapGirls! (Scroll down to previous posts for freebie lists with previews!)

Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas!

Just stopping in to wish you a Merry Christmas! Have a wonderful day - and I'll see you after the holiday with a new list!
Ornament made with Holly Jolly, Ho Ho Ho!!! Kit by Andilynn Designs.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

LO Share

Just wanted to share this LO that I made. Can you tell I've got a thing for ladybugs? If you're so inclined, you can leave me some love in my gallery

I've kinda got a thing for ladybugs and I chose a lady bug birthday theme for my DD1's second birthday party. DH made a huge ladybug bean bag toss game, I decorated ladybug cupcakes, and we had black & red everywhere! It was so cute.Template from Kristie's Template Challenge. All papers & elements from Andilynn Designs - Let's Polka Kit available at Font Teen DL from internet. Atomic Cupcake Sparkle Action added to fonts & some ladybugs. Drop Shadows by Traci Murphy.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Quick Post

Okay - I'm just going to have a super quick post cause I've been procrastinating on working on a gift that I need to order by Friday - yes that's tomorrow! I'm going to order a Shutterfly Photobook with some of my LO's. Shutterfly is having a 20% off sale on photo books and calendars ( check the ads at top and side of my blog for the links - you may need to reload, they rotate).

Also wanted to let you know that Weeds & Wildflowers is having 12 days of Christmas Freebies. Here's yesterday's Quick Page they posted - Isn't it Beautiful?? Sorry those cute kiddies are mine - and not included. Here's the link to check out today's goodies:

Next bit of happenings.. Kristie is hosting a Template Challenge over at . She's got a fabulous template that you can grab for free in the shop or on the Team Blog, and the winner gets a gift code to the shop! Click the pic to check out the challenge...

Here's the next part of Whimsical Wonderland : and check my sidebar if you need something to open .rar files.
Okay, I've got work to do! Happy Scrapping!

Mom's Letter to Santa

I got this email from a good friend, and thought I'd share it with all you Moms :-)

Dear Santa,
I've been a good mom all year. I've fed, cleaned and cuddled my children on demand, visited the doctor's office more than my doctor and sold sixty-two cases of candy bars to raise money to plant a shade tree on the school playground.

I was hoping you could spread my list out over several Christmases, since I had to write this letter with my son's red crayon, on the back of a receipt in the laundry room between cycles, and who knows when I'll find anymore free time in the next 18 years.

Here are my Christmas wishes:I'd like a pair of legs that don't ache (in any color, except purple, which I already have) and arms that don't hurt or flap in the breeze, but are strong enough to pull my screaming child out of the candy aisle in the grocery store.

I'd also like a waist, since I lost mine somewhere in the seventh month of my last pregnancy.

If you're hauling big ticket items this year I'd like fingerprint resistant windows and a radio that only plays adult music, a television that doesn't broadcast any programs containing talking animals, and a refrigerator with a secret compartment behind the crisper where I can hide to talk on the phone.

On the practical side, I could use a talking doll that says, "Yes, Mommy" or "You're So Smart, Mommy" to boost my parental confidence, along with two kids who don't fight and three pairs of jeans that haven't been stained with chocolate milk or permanent marker.I could also use a recording of Tibetan monks chanting "Don't eat in the living room" and "Take your hands off your brother," because my voice seems to be just out of my children's hearing range and can only be heard by the dog.

If it's too late to find any of these products, I'd settle for enough time to brush my teeth and comb my hair in the same morning, or the luxury of eating food warmer than room temperature without it being served in a Styrofoam container.

If you don't mind, I could also use a few Christmas miracles to brighten the holiday season. Would it be too much trouble to declare ketchup a vegetable? It will clear my conscience immensely. It would be helpful if you could coerce my children to help around the house without demanding payment as if they were the bosses of an organized crime family.

Well, Santa, the buzzer on the dryer is calling and my son saw my feet under the laundry room door. I think he wants his crayon back.

Have a safe trip and remember to leave your wet boots by the door and come in and dry off so you don't catch cold. Help yourself to cookies on the table but don't eat too many or leave crumbs on the carpet.
Yours Always,

...P.S. One more can cancel all my requests if you can keep my children healthy, safe and of course, young enough to always believe in Santa.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

It's begining to look a lot like Christmas...

Today was such a wonderful day. I'm starting to feel more like my old self (I think that's a good thing, LOL) and I took the girls to run some fun errands today.

First, we stopped to tell Santa what we wanted for Christmas. I (with the help of a very picky DD1) picked out some adorable Christmas dresses. So I made sure to get some shots for our X-mas cards. DD2 would only get close enough to Santa to give him a high five. I guess this is better than the screaming that took place last year. Here's some pictures from today, and a LO from LAST year's Santa visit.

(above is the one I think I like for the X-mas Card)

DD1 is very serious about getting that Biggest Little Pet Shop!

Silly girls :-)

Here is last year's photos:

Was I a mean mom for making her scream there while I took the pic??? Poor Santa!
Here's the credits for the LO:
Templates: Hooped Quick Click from Jamie Rousselle on DSP
Kits: SP_SeasonalSampler_winter
Fonts: Font in a Red Suit & CK Curly

After pictures, we stopped for some lunch, then off to the Disney Store & Old Navy to get some gifts – BTW, this is much harder to do with the kids now that they are older. They paid a lot more attention than I thought they would! On the way out, we stopped for a ride on the Merry-go-round. They were so, so, so well behaved, and we had a million people commenting on how beautiful they looked in their dresses.

When we came home DD2 went down for a nap – but has recently decided that she's not napping anymore – can I tell you how much I am loving this???? She really still needs that nap, so I'm trying hard to get her to take it, but she keeps climbing out of her bed. So, around 5:30 she is just oh, so charming with her tantrums. Anyhow, she refused the nap, so she "helped" us to make treats to DD2's holiday party for school tomorrow. She ate way more than she made. We had a lot of fun doing it. I'll try to post more picks & a recipe for the treats another day.

Here's your list:

Free Digital Scrapbook Kits & Paper Packs: Whimsical Wonderland Whimsical Wonderland Whimsical Wonderland Daily Download Bubbly Funky Winter Wonderland Blossoms Kit Holly Berry Trees Merry Christmas Paper Sampler Christmas of Olde Snow Days Freebies My Teddy Bear Falling Snow Second Day of Christmas Deep Blue Freeze Mini Kit Christmas Goodies Papers Rust Mini Kit Tendresse Guilded Pear Tuscan Sunrise Sampler Rich Christmas & Shabby Tree Grandma’s Keepsake Xmas Papers Christmas Kit Christmas Papers Happy Holidays Hang A Shining Star Sampler Just Blue Free Kit 12 Days of Christmas 12 Days of Christmas

Free Layered Templates:

Freebie Quick Pages:

Free PSP & Photoshop Tutorials, Tips & Tricks: Keeping Track of Credits in ACDSee Photo Manager Creating Alpha Sheets in ACDSee Photo Manager
Tools of the Trade:

CT Calls: Designer Call

Other Fab Freebie Finds: Gift Boxes & Bags Christmas Tags Ribbons Blog Freebie Glittered Flowers Vintage Joy title Gift Bag Template We Wish you a Merry Christmas Word Art It’s Not White Freebie Holiday Words Colorful Cardboard Cardboard Frame Trio Glitter Shapes Shovel Tinsel Doodles Holiday Hodge Podge Alpha Xmas Odds & Ends Word Art Frames & Christmas Tree Ribbon

And, if you’ve not had your fill of freebies yet, be sure to check out my last post to collect the Christmas Around the World Mega Kit for this week only! They really mean mega too, there are 79 designers participating in the kit – it is wonderful!

Have a wonderful day,


Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Overdoing it….

I'm still recouping from my surgery. While I am able to get up and move around, climb stairs, etc, it doesn't take much to tire me out. Well today was my first day home with my kids alone and decided that that wasn't quite enough to wear me out. I decided to sweep my kitchen floor – seriously it was gross, I almost took pictures to post here, but thought you might not like me anymore… besides, that's what happens when you leave men to clean up meals after toddlers & preschoolers, LOL! I really should have mopped it too, but I knew I had another project for this afternoon so I decided to wait a bit.


My second project was one I actually intended to do before my appendix decided to give me trouble J I had purchased all of the ingredients to make several lasagnas. One for that day, and the rest for the freezer. I was starting to get nervous that those ingredients would go bad if I let it go much longer. So, I made 3 lasagnas with the "help" of DD1. It was fun, but I am worn out. So, it's really nice to sit in front of my PC and make this list to relax J




Free Digital Scrapbook Kits & Paper Packs: Holly Berry Part 2 Winters Night Sampler Dusky Freebie 12 Days of Christmas Christmas Bling Mini Christmas Cheer Freebie Frozen Passion X-mas Alyssa Paper Pack Christmas Add on Vintage Peddler Peche Melba Christmas Time Under the Covers Whimsical Wonderland Christmas Nature


Free Layered Templates: . Gift Card Holder Template & Instructions


Freebie Quick Pages:


Free PSP & Photoshop Tutorials, Tips & Tricks: Mini Album (Hybrid Project)

Tools of the Trade:


CT Calls:


Other Fab Freebie Finds: Grinchy Christmas Christmas Word Art Christmas Tree Word Art Bag Toppers Christmas Ribbon Word Art Painted Hearts Frame




Tuesday, December 4, 2007

My Brown Eyed Girls (oh, and a list…)

I feel like it's been ages since I scrapped. So, last night, I made this cute (if I do say so myself) little LO of my brown-eyed girls. The Kit I used is actually called Brown Eyed Girl (by Britt-ish Designs).

I entered the LO in a Quick Page Exchange at ScrapMatters. They have a fun QP challenge each month. Everyone who submits a LO for the exchange will get ALL of the QP's submitted for the challenge – pretty cool, huh? You could actually make one LO and get an entire album worth of coordinating pages. You could use it to catch up on your own scrapping, or to create a gift album…

Here's today's list ~ enjoy!

Free Digital Scrapbook Kits & Paper Packs: Sweet Kaitlyn Merry & Bright Glass Mosaic Freebie First Day of Christmas All That Glitters One Night in Bethlehem Classical Christmas Kit X-mas Papers Sunny Day Noel Aqua Glitter Paper Sprinkle Freebie Happy New Year & Whimsical Wonderland Day 3 Blog Freebie Wrap it Up A bit Quirky Christmas Time

Free Layered Templates:

Freebie Quick Pages:

Free PSP & Photoshop Tutorials, Tips & Tricks:

Tools of the Trade:

CT Calls:

Other Fab Freebie Finds: Grab Bag Word Art Christmas Glitters Frames & Corners Word Art Alpha cards Bow Recipe Cards Art & snow Flakes Stickers Word Art

Monday, December 3, 2007

I am in dreamland….

I’m listening to Josh Groban’s X-mas CD – Noel…ahhh…

It’s been a while since I’ve been here, do you miss me??? THANK YOU SO, SO, SO MUCH for all of the wonderful comments and emails. It really warms my heart to read these things. I am starting to feel better from my surgery. I’m a bit light headed, and weak, but that could be from the cold I’ve now contracted.

My family is still ill (are you shocked… I am, seriously, it’s been a whole month I think). Both kids have new colds, DD1 still has ear infections, and has started a second antibiotic. DD2 now has roseola – which is one of those childhood illnesses that we all get – basically she’s got a very yucky rash that doesn’t seem to be bothering her too much. Yuck, yuck yuck!

I do have to say that my family is so fortunate to be surrounded by friends and family. They have been such a help to us this past week. My mom stayed the night with my kids while I was in the hospital, she took a day (or maybe 2) off to help DH. My sister came in the middle of the night last week to stay with my kids while I was sent back to emergency. My MIL has also helped with kids too. I have had lots of friends send over meals for us too. I don’t know how we would have survived with out them, so Thank you to each of them also.

I know I sound like I’m accepting an Emmy here, but I also want to say just how grateful I am to my DH. He has been so sick with this cold he’s had ( gone to the dr. 2x’s convinced its turned to something much more serious), he’s barely sleeping because each time he lays down he has a terrible coughing fit – and he’s had to take care of all of us. He’s been a real trooper – trying to figure out how and when for the kids, keeping track of meds & Dr. appts, wiping noses, cleaning house, doing laundry. It’s really been all on him this past week. So DH, if you are reading this, I just want to say a big thank you to you. I really appreciate everything you’ve done, and will not even complain about you doing laundry (because I have clean underwear & jammies). THANK YOU!

And now that I have turned in to a big, weepy sap (did you know I’m a big sap????), I’ll give you all a list of wonderful freebies. Be sure to leave some lovin for these designers, they work so hard to make these things for you.

Free Digital Scrapbook Kits & Paper Packs: Crazy Land of the Midnight Sun (scroll way, way down on this one) Christmas Cheer Impressions of Holidays Holiday Magic Jolly Old Pretty Poinsettia Christmas 07 12 Days of Christmas I love You Beary Much Modern Boy Holly Berry So Sweet Add on A bit Quirky Freebie The Promise of Mya Add on X-mas Tea & Biscuits Burnt Paper Pack Soft Nostalgia Snowy Papers Happy Holidays Purple Rain Dreams Winter Fun Grandfathers Clock (also Scroll down for Links to a huge callab Kit – One Night in Bethlehem) Whimsical Wonderland Whimsical Wonderland Part 2 X mas Sampler Stella Di Natale Jeweled Mini Kit Pause Cafe Mouse Scraps Christmas Nature

Free Layered Templates:

Freebie Quick Pages:

Free PSP & Photoshop Tutorials, Tips & Tricks:

Tools of the Trade: Midnight Glow Action

CT Calls:

Other Fab Freebie Finds: Word Art Desktop Frame / Cluster Word Art Alphas desktops Desktops Christmas time Notebook Cut Outs Alpha Word Art Believe