Monday, May 4, 2009

"Timeless Beauty" FREEBIE Kit Is Ready To Grab / And $5 Down The Toilet Story!

I have finished packaging up "Timeless Beauty" and have it ready for you! I thought this would work great for those Mother's Day layouts you'll be wanting to make. The previews do NOT coincide with the downloads. I have 4 previews but I have 5 downloads for you. I needed to break the papers into four downloads to keep the file size smaller and easier for you to download. So make sure you get them all. The links to download are under the preview pictures. I hope you enjoy this kit and I already have an idea for my next one.

I had a wonderful time this past weekend with two of my grandchildren. This is the first time that they have been allowed to come stay with me for 3 days (200 miles from home). Kendra is 10 and Myles is 6. It rained off and on the whole time they were here but we still managed to get in a picnic at the park in between showers, watched movies, played games, stayed up late (shh...don't tell their Kendra loved learning my Adobe Photoshop Elements. Just a few quick lessons and she was in scrapbook heaven. She managed to make 4 layouts in the time she was here. We also spent 5 hours at Incredible Pizza. For those who aren't familiar with this fun place they have indoor mini-golf, go-karts (Myles and I came in 1st place and he got a ribbon), inflatable jumping play area, and all kinds of games that they won tickets to turn in for prizes. And lets not forget the big buffet! We started out with something to eat, played, went back to buffet for dessert, played, and ended with more food!! There was only one mishap while we were there. You put money on a card that you scan when you play these games. During a restroom break (I was in charge of holding the cards) Myles' card fell in the toilet. Seeing as how it still had $5 left on it I grabbed for it. But these being self-flushing toilets, it whisked it away before I could fish it out! Ewwww! So I literally flushed $5 down the drain. Oh well, I got him another card with $5 on it. Oh the things we do for love (and $5)! LOL!!
Download Part 1 HERE
Download Part 2 HERE
Download Part 3 HERE
Download Part 4 HERE
Download Part 5 HERE
Happy Mother's Day and Happy Scrappin'!!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

New Kit Name "Timeless Beauty" and Another QP FREEBIE

I have decided on the name for my newest kit. Thanks to Ruby's suggestion it will be called "Timeless Beauty". I want to thank each of you who left me a message about Nicole. I appreciate those comments so much. Thanks for reaching out to me. HUGS from me back to you!

I'm sending birthday wishes to my oldest daughter, Jennifer, who just turned 28. She is such a beautiful young woman and doing an amazing job of raising two of my beautiful grandchildren.

I just finished working 11 days in a row and glad to have a chance to relax and work on my scrapbooking. Of course the house needed a good I did some of that, my husband, George, and I got the fence-line in the back of the house cleaned up, planted some tomatoes, we took our dog Roxy to the park and had a picnic lunch. The weather has been perfect and it has been good for me.

I have also made another QP freebie for you. I will let you know when the kit is ready to pick up which should be very, very soon.

You can pick up the QP by clicking HERE.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Remembering Nicole (2 year Anniversary) & A FREEBIE QP

This is a post that is so hard to do because it marks the day two years ago that we lost my precious niece, Nicole Allen, in an accident caused by a drunk driver. If you read my profile you will see that she is my reason for scrapbooking. It was so senseless that she had to die at 21 years of age because someone thought they had the right to drive drunk. My heart is so heavy, it still feels like it just happened. I hope that everyone thinks twice or three times or more before they EVER get under the wheel of a vehicle under the influence. If you think it won't happen to you, you better think again. It's FOREVER that lives are changed! And for those of you who have also lost a loved one in the same way, my love and prayers go out to you. Sorry this is such a downer for those who just wanted to come and pick up a freebie QP but it is something that weighs heavy on my heart. Nicole's favorite colors were pink and black so I haved used my new (as of yet un-named) kit to make this tribute page for her. God bless you all!

You can pick up this QP FREEBIE by clicking HERE.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Black Window QP FREEBIE

The weather has been beautiful this week and definitely feels like spring is here. Last week we had to take shelter in the mall I work at because of a tornado warning. They are calling for more storms this weekend. You know the saying...April Showers Bring May Flowers!
This is the companion QP to my Pink Window QP. I will be posting another one for you on either Monday or Tuesday. And until I'm ready to post the full kit, I will be taking suggestions for a name for this kit. I hope you enjoy this one too!
You can pick up this QP by clicking HERE.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Pink Window QP and a NEW Kit To Name

For those of us living in the United States, today is the deadline for filing our taxes for last year. So I thought it would be an appropriate time to get something for nothing from me. I know I'm not the only one that waited till today to pay our government what they think I owe them. So to help ease the pain of forking over our hard-earned money I thought I'd send a freebie your way.

Here is a preview of my next kit that I am working on. I am hoping that you can help me name this kit since you did such a good job on the last one. I used a soft pink, black and gray color palette for this one. I have included antiques, dried flowers, swirls, lace, embroidery, and a special element that I thought was unique...the window frame from an old house. If you have some ideas please post them in the comments at the end of this post or in my shoutbox in the right-hand margin. I am looking forward to seeing what you clever people come up with. I have 3 QP's already made and I will be posting them for you while I am finishing up this kit and wait for your suggestions.

You can pick up this QP by clicking HERE.

Monday, March 30, 2009

UPDATED LINKS for Hippity Hoppity Bunny Parade Kit

Sorry for the problems with the link to my 4-shared folder. I checked it after I uploaded and it was working then. But, obviously didn't work for very long. Please go to the original post below and you will see the links to click on under the kit preview. Thanks for letting me know about the problem and if you have any more problems please let me know!


Sunday, March 29, 2009

Hippity Hoppity Bunny Parade FREEBIE Kit is HERE!

My trip north for my granddaughter's birthday turned out well. I had to fight a hard rain for the 4 hour drive. As I was driving I kept wondering when I was going to hit the freezing rain and snow. It turned out that I made it all the way with no freezing precipitation. When I got there I went into Walgreen's to get her birthday card. I was only in there 10 minutes and when I came out the sleet had just started. We went to the YMCA where she had a gymnastics birthday party. They had all the equipment out; trampoline, balance beams, uneven parallel bars, and tumbling mats around the whole gymnasium. They also played Twister, Hula Hoops, and some other games too. The YMCA provided all the decorations, cake, party favors, balloons, and 3 gymnastic coaches too. It was very inexpensive and the kids had SO much fun! Of course, I was there as the "official" photographer. I took something like 200 pics because catching those action shots is very difficult but I did manage to get a few. Grandpa and I bought her the new leotard she wanted so bad! I think she would like to be on the "Flying Ariels" team, which is the Y's traveling competition team. She just started gymnastics 6 months ago and is taking to it like a fish does to water. I can't wait to scrapbook some of these pics. When we came out of the YMCA there was about 3-4 inches of sleet. Overnight we got snow on top of that. However, by the time I left this afternoon, the streets were cleared, the sun was out, and it was melting fast. A beautiful sunny day in the 50's was all I saw on the way home! We have a saying here in Missouri, "If you don't like the weather, stick around it'll change!"
Oh.....are you still here? LOL! Would you like to have my newest freebie kit? I asked for suggestions for a kit name and the winner would receive a gift from me. Well, my husband had a hard time picking out the winner and so I decided to use BOTH ideas! So there are 2 winners, Loosie Goosie suggested Hippity Hoppity and Diane suggested Sweet Bunny Parade. I put them together and came up with "HIPPITY HOPPITY BUNNY PARADE". So congratulations ladies...I will be contacting both of you with a link for a coordinating kit. Thanks everyone so much for all your ideas. I may do this again sometime. I didn't have time to make a preview that shows everything in this kit. But it does include 26 papers and 67 elements. I can't seem to do a small kit! I broke it down into 6 links so it would be easier to download. Make sure you get all 6 links!
You can find the links for my "Hippity Hoppy Bunny Parade" FREEBIE kit below.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Spring Quick Page FREEBIE and Layout

Here is another Spring quick page freebie for you! I used it to make a layout of my granddaughter, Rilyn. Isn't she a cutie in her tie-dye! I have the kit finished now, I just need to package it up for you. I should hopefully have it ready for you tonight. If not, then I will have it ready by Sunday evening. So check back, and I will also be announcing the winner of the "Name My Kit" contest. There have been alot of cute and clever names submitted. My husband, George, will be picking out the winner this evening.
And here is the QP Freebie link for you. Just click HERE.

I am heading north tomorrow morning for my oldest granddaughter's birthday. Kendra will be 10 years old on Sunday. The crazy weather we are having now is going to try to give me problems driving the 4 hours to get there. They are predicting 6-9 inches of snow for Kansas City which is only 90 miles from where I am going. So I wouldn't mind having your pray for a safe trip for me. I can't miss her birthday, and it will be another month before I have a weekend off.

I hope all of you have a safe and happy weekend wherever you are! HUGS!!!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Plaid Easter QP FREEBIE

Hi everyone! I had a great day at work today which helps to put me in a great frame of mind. I hope each of you had an enjoyable day and enjoy the rest of the weekend too. As promised, I have the next Easter QP for you. This kit has been a lot of fun in the making and I am enjoying making these quick pages for you. I hope you can get some use from it! So without further adieu...

You can download it by clicking HERE.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Purple Easter QP FREEBIE

I finally added labels to my posts to make it easier for you to find links that you are looking for. I'm sure this will make it a lot easier for you. You can find them above my archives. My husband made it home this morning and I will let him choose the name for my Easter kit from those that are submitted. It's not ready yet, so I am still taking suggestions for names. Any more submissions? And while you are waiting I have some more quick pages to give you. I will give you one of them today and another one tomorrow.
You can download this one by clicking HERE.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Another QP FREEBIE and New Kit Preview

I have another QP Freebie for you. I am also posting a preview of what I've done for this new kit already. When I'm done with it I will be posting the link for you.

Download by clicking HERE.

This is a layout I made with this quick page. My girls called these dresses their "Cotton Candy" dresses; lots of tulle, lace, and pink!

I'm still hoping you will help me name this kit. I've never asked anyone to help before, but my husband is out on the road and not here to help me. Any ideas??? I'm waiting..... Just leave your idea for this kit in the comments for this post or in my shoutbox.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Here's Another QP FREEBIE for Easter

I must really like these pastel colors. I started thinking that I've done these before and I found this Easter QP that I made last year for myself. I thought I'd give this one to you too! I hope you like this. It is one of my personal favorites. In the zip file I have also included a QP without the date on it so you can use it for older pictures too!

You can pick this one up by clicking HERE.

Here is a layout of my granddaughter's Easter picture when she was only 2. She will be 10 years old at the end of this month.

Springtime QP FREEBIE and this kit needs a name!

Hellllloooooooo everybody in scrapland! I've been really busy at work! Wooo! Double Wooo! I haven't meant to ignore you. I'm still working on a kit for you with a spring and Easter theme. I decided to go ahead and give you a quick page made from it. But for some reason, I'm having a hard time coming up with a name for it. you reckon you could help me with it? Just leave a comment here on my blog (NOT 4-shared, please) with your idea for a name. I will choose a winner and they will get an extra surprise from me! Not sure what yet, but I'll make sure it's good!

You can pick it up by clicking HERE.

Monday, March 2, 2009

I Redecorated My Blog

I am so excited that I actually got more in depth with decorating my blog. It took awhile but I really like the new look! Many thanks to Jeanette at Easy Custom Blogs for her easy to follow blog tutorials. If your blog needs a facelift, I recommend you hop on over and see her. You won't be sorry! I used my Paisley Passion kit for this project. If you haven't picked this kit up yet, you can still do so. Let me know what you think!

And Happy March to everyone.....finally I feel Spring coming!

Saturday, February 28, 2009

I've Won My 1st Award

I am so honored that Janarae of MJH Designs chose my blog to pass an award on to! She has an awesome blog, so go visit her site and take a tour of her place. Thank you, Janarae!

Here are the rules:

Display the image of the stamp "Look How Cool Blog" you just won!

Post the blog link you provided.

Indicate your choice of 10 blogs.

Let them know.

Post the rules.

Check if the blogs post the prize and followed the rules..

Now to name 10 blogs to give this to:

Selena at DigiSkrapnMomma (This is the 1st one I wish to recognize. She has been such an angel for me. I met her when I applied for a CT position for her a year ago. She chose me and has been a mentor for me since. At the time I was not yet designing my own kits, but she encouraged me and I give her lots of credit. Thanks Selena!

The rest of these blogs have enticed me with their beautiful products and now my desire to design beautiful things like they do:

Monika Designs

Pam Lefors Designs

Delicious Scraps

Marbled Circle

Linda Cumberland at Scrapping Corner

Giovana Samara at Pink Satin Sashes

Lynn Griffin at Lynn's Scrap Attic

Royanna Fritschmann at Digital Madness Within

Jeanette a.k.a. Memory Keeper (If you want to spiff up your blog you need to see Jeanette's blog. She has tutorials that teach you how to make your blog what you want it to be!)

I also want to let you know that I am working on a new kit for you. So stay tuned and check back. In the meantime visit the blogs I have listed above. If you haven't discovered them yet, I am sure you will be pleasantly surprised!

Monday, February 16, 2009

When Irish Eyes Are Smiling QP FREEBIE

Here's a cute little quick page for you. My family isn't Irish but I thought there might be several of you out there who can use this. This is a REALLY short post...LOL...but I need to get to bed! ENJOY!You can pick up this little charmer by clicking HERE!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

I've Been Such a Bad Blogger = You Get a BIG FREEBIE and a NEW QP!

I have been extremely busy lately...hence the bad can all say thanks to Lisa for requesting the COMPLETE, ENTIRE "Vintage Baby" kit!!!! I hope you have lots of storage room on your hard drives for this! When I originally posted the mini-kits "Little Rosebud Collection" and "Little Boy Blue Collection" I alluded to the fact that IF you sent me a layout made with these...I would give you a free gift. I had a few take me up on the offer and guess what that gift was?...that's right...the ENTIRE kit! Now I know a LOT of you missed out on that way back in October because there are a lot more following my blog and downloading. By the way, thank you for such an amazing response to my "Paisley Passion" kit. At this time it has been downloaded over 1,130 times! Really? There are that many of you that wanted it? I feel very honored. And the outpouring of your comments was also extraordinary! THANK YOU!!!!!!!! (Is that too gushy?) :-) So...(drum roll please) are the links to the entire kit. To see the previews click on my archives and the little arrow beside "2008" on the right side, click on the word "October", and scroll down. Enjoy and have lots of fun with this kit.........but I really would like to see more layouts that you creative people make with my kits. **And PLEASE remember**these are for PERSONAL USE ONLY.

Click HERE for the NEW QP I call "Teddy Blue".

and below are the links for:

The Blue Papers

The Ivory Papers

The Pink Papers

The Green Papers

Buttons and Bows



Tags and Plaques

Miscellaneous Elements

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Freebie Quick Pages from Paisley Passion

I have made another Quick Page for you. Your response to this kit has been so awesome! I feel inspired by all your wonderful comments. Thank you so much for each and every one of them. As a new designer, I can't begin to tell you how much this means to me! You can pick up this QP by clicking HERE.

I was also very surprised and honored when Giovana Samara (aka MsRed) asked me if she could make a couple QP's with my kit "Paisley Passion". Of course I jumped on the offer and just look at what she has made for YOU!

What a talented lady and beautiful layouts! You can pick these up (without the pics) on her blog Pink Satin Sashes. Thank you, thank you Giovana! Anyone else want to send me your layouts?

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Finally! My Paisley Passion FREEBIE kit!

I have to share what happened last night. I came home from work with plans on finishing the kit previews and uploading to 4-shared. I walked in the door and my husband was sitting on the couch waiting for me dressed in a suit and tie. Now keep in mind he is a truck driver and I only see him in a suit and tie for weddings and funerals. The last time was approximately a year and a half ago. I threw my purse down on the floor and my heart was beating fast. I looked at him dumbfounded and had all kinds of horrible things going through my head. As soon as I found my voice I asked him, "What's going on? What happened? Oh no! What?" He started grinning then and said, "What? Can't a man dress up and take his wife to dinner and a movie?" After I recovered I told him how wonderful looked and that he sure cleans up well! ROTFLMAO! I automatically assumed it couldn't be good news when I saw him! Poor guy! But I changed real quick into a jacket and spiffed up my makeup (before he got uncomfortable and changed his mind). He took me to Red Lobster where I pigged out on the Ultimate Feast. For those of you who don't know, the "Feast" includes Snow King Crab legs, Rock Lobster tail, Shrimp Scampi, and breaded fried shrimp! Of course you can't forget the salad, baked potato, and those yummy biscuits that came with it. Then we went to see a new movie that is out. Now this movie is not something I would usually go for (lots of blood, guts, and gore) but it came with these COOL 3-D glasses. If you have watched the previews that are showing on TV right now you probably know that I am talking about "My Bloody Valentine". LOL! Oh my goodness! But it was really cool to see a 3D movie! There were scenes where it looked like the actor was spitting into the audience, broken tree branch and glass flying at you, a bloody hand dripping blood on the audience, fire, bullets, and so much more!!! Got to tell you, I really enjoyed it! If it wasn't for the 3D though I would never have gone as I am definitely a chick flick, drama or comedy kind of movie watcher. Has anyone else seen this movie yet? So I REALLY had a wonderful date night with my man. We really need to do this more often! Especially so I don't have a heart attack when I see him all dressed up! ROTFL!!! Oh my goodness!!!! LOL!
Well...I finally managed to finish my newest kit "Paisley Passion". I hope it was worth the wait! This was really fun to work on and I hope you enjoy it! Let me know what you think! And please show me some layouts that you make with it so I can share them here on my blog. It's so amazing to see what each person's creativity can make with a kit.
This kit includes:
25 Papers and 65 Elements (Not all the elements are shown in the preview)
Dropshadows are only on the previews, not the actual elements.
I had fun learning how to make curled edges on papers. That was something I have wanted to learn for a long time. REMEMBER to download all 5 links. This kit is huge and I had to break it up. Here are the links:

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Paisley Passion QP FREEBIE

I hate to keep you waiting so long, but I am having alot of fun making this kit. I thought I would give you a Quick Page while you are waiting for the full kit. You can get this QP by clicking here.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Happy New Year!!

Wow! Can you believe the holidays are finally over? Don't get me wrong, Christmas is my favorite holiday, but when retailer's have decorations up right after Halloween along with all of the ensuing holiday madness, it takes a lot of the specialness out of "THE" day. I am ready to get back to the "everyday" existence for awhile.

It was a busy Christmas for us. We attended 5 get-togethers in 3 days. We were able to see all the grandchildren and our families on both sides. Of course we also had a 4 hour trip to get up to north Missouri and 4 hours back home. We left on Christmas Eve after I got off work and returned home the evening of the 26th. Just in time for me to get to bed so I could go to work again! It was crazy but it sure was nice to be able to see ALL of our family for Christmas.

Now it's a brand new year and I have noticed that I have put on some extra pounds over the past few months. The "Fat Fairy" waved her magic wand and...POOF!...I am fluffy! I am going to try to make an honest effort to lose some of that. I am going to eat sensibly and lose a few pounds before I start trying to exercise. Because these "ole" bones of mine are creaking and I think they might revolt if I try to exert a lot of pressure on them. I know it would probably help to lose weight faster if I could do both but....I'll let you know if it works.

I have been working on some new stuff for you! I know it has been awhile since I have shared a freebie with you, so I hope you will forgive me. Here is a sneak preview of what I am working on. Check it out! I have learned how to do page curls! I think they are so cool!!! I think I'm going to call it "Paisley Passion". I am going to try to make some elements that will also tie it in to Valentine's Day. Some hearts, etc. Do you have any special requests for elements? I will try to accomodate any requests you might have. Let me know what you think!