Tuesday, January 27, 2009

no news

I've heard no news yet about Daisy. That's not true...she doesn't have a virus or spywear, and there is nothing wrong with hardware. They are doing a test on the operating system...still have fingers crossed that they don't have to wipe everything from the computer!

We are having a Speed Scrap tonight and tomorrow. Hope you can make it!

Friday, January 23, 2009

New set of templates!

Hey world.
Seriously, I have had the worst day! It has turned out nothing like I planned. Nothing.
Good news, my parents called this morning, and decided on the spur of the moment that they were coming today! YEAH! This is pretty much the only weekend they will get to see H play basketball, so they are on their way any minute! That's the good news...
The bad news you ask? Yeah, that would be my computer, Daisy, as I affectionately call her. She's in a serious bad way. She is currently on the blink and is at the dr. (Best Buy)...I realized while having a near break down at Best Buy that I have a problem. I'm addicted to my computer. She is my very best friend! That's sad! She is truly my means to the world around me. I use her to work...freelance write. Plus, I use her to design and scrap (more work and my play/relaxation/therapy). In addition, I use her to keep up with my friends...both in real life (facebook, message boards/email) and online (you scrappin' friends I've made).
They don't know how long it will take to get her fixed, think its the operating system, but might be hardware. Good news...no virus and I have all my data backed up (DO THIS NOW PEOPLE!). Thank God for Carbonite online and two external hard drives. (I know, I'm obsessed!) Luckily, we do have a desktop. It's three+ years old, and we keep it in the kitchen for the kids to mess around with. I've moved the CPU back into my office, spent 4 hours cleaning it up from stupid software to defragging it. Now she's running smoothly and has bunches of space on the hard drive. One bad thing? That would be, no photoshop. none. zip, zero! And, I could load PSE6, but the dvd drive is out. So, we are stuck for now.

Now that you've gotten through my rant about my great day...on to more important things. I have a new template set out! It's called "3s Company" because each template is for 3 photos! I designed these one day waiting in line for M at preschool. You can click the preview to go to the SM store and grab it for only $2.25!!!

Let me show you want the Hunnies did with them templates:

Emilee used a hodgepodge of stuff from several of my kits:

Erin used Football Fanatic:

Heather used Little Boy Express:

Kim used Summer in the Hamptons:

Kristin used Fancy Pants:

Mary also used a hodgepodge of stuff:

Sarah used Angel Baby Girl:

And, I used Football Fanatic. (I also used stitching from Fall Splendor Pumpkin and Brittish Designs Date Strips and A Kid Again Alpha):

Want some more good news? I have a FREE template for you today!!!!

You can download it here! I hope you enjoy! I also hope you have a fabulous weekend! Don't forget to leave some love...I need it today!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A Day of History

I spent the entire day watching CNN. Okay, so occasionally changed the channel to Fox News and CBS, but mostly, it was CNN. I couldn't take my eyes off the television and to know that I was watching history being made! I am not one to talk about politics...or at least not to people I don't know and love. I rarely will talk about my political stands either. But, I just think that everyone, no matter who you voted for, has to take in what has happened! We've got a new president! We have our first African-American president! Just absolutely amazing.

I so enjoyed watching the faces of the people in the crowd, the everyday, ordinary people who made the trek to DC. I love seeing hope in faces that may have never had hope before! Amazing. I loved hearing stories of those people who marched with Dr. King and fought for the rights for all! It is just so very touching!

Also, I love watching the Obamas as a family unit. Those little girls are just precious! I look forward to seeing them grow up. I love it! I think Michelle Obama just has class!

I cannot wait to see how everything plays out, but for today, I just have appreciation for history. So much so, that I truly cannot put it into words. I'm not a writer, but oh, how I wish I were! I am an artist tho, so here is how I have expressed my feelings.

photo taken by Jonathan Newton, the Washington Post

Friday, January 16, 2009

Go Team!

So, if you've read my blog at all, you know that I love me some football! When Stacey, from SM, asked a couple of weeks ago if anyone was looking to make a football kit for bowl season and the SuperBowl, I totally jumped on board. I had the best time making this kit! "Football Fanatic" is a great kit with bright colors, good enough to match any teams colors! And, for this weekend only...in honor of the playoffs...FF is only $2.50. What a STEAL!!!! GO grab this fabulous kit NOW! And, then send me some of those LOs! I totally want to see anything you've done with my products! (Even my freebies!) CLick on the preview to go straight to my store!

And, to show you some stuff that Haynay's Hunnies have done...

Sarah did this CUTE page!

Mary's fun LO...not even football related...see its a fun kit! :)

Kim's fun Super Bowl Party LO!

And, Emilee's LO! HOW fun!

Here are two that I did...the first, just one of H and I, not football related at all! (I also used Brittish Design's Date Stamped 2 and A Kid Again alpha)

And, here is one of a game we went to this past fall! LOVE IT!

SO, Go grab this fun and fabulous kit: Football Fanatic today! -- remember this low price is good for THIS WEEKEND ONLY!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

1/15 SS!

Just wanted to remind everyone about the SS today! Hopefully I'll be able to make it! I'm on my last grammar lesson...should be able to finish before the SS! (that is 1 pm Mountain, 2 pm Central!)

Oh, and don't forget the Daily Download at SM! (This ad is done with it!)

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The results...

I had tons of fun at the SS last night! Here is the LO I came up with in just about 1.5 hours!

Britt-ish Designs: Grace, Date Stamped, Ribbon Jar, Bunches of FLowers
Brittish/Andilyn Designs: Peace and Quiet
Haynay: Angel Baby Boy
Erica Zane: Where the Heart Blooms

There is another one on Thursday at 2 pm central! Hope you can make it!

Monday, January 12, 2009

A New Daily Download

Hey all! So, some of the designers at SM have teamed up for a new collab that is being given away in a Daily Download. And, world, this is one COOL DD! I haven't done a page with it yet, but have the perfect one in mind once I get a pic of M! Here is the ad...and a preview of what you'll be getting this time around!

Go to the Daily Download Forum to get the first DD TODAY! The links are only up for 24 hours, so make sure you go every day for the entire kit!?!?

Plus, we are having a Speed Scrap tomorrow! It's gonna be great! Hope you can join us!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Be Still! There IS a Freebie!

Hey all! So excited to show everyone my newest kit! This kit totally came together for me, and I really like it bunches! It is called: "Be Still My Heart." It is now in my store at SM!

And this week only, until Jan 16, you will get the Alpha FREE if you buy the kit! Perfect addition to the kit! (NO need to purchase it, it will be in your download automatically!)

Here are some LOs my CT made!

Emilee's has made a Valentine card and a LO:

Erin, so cute!

Kim did two--love the one of her grandparents!

Kristin's LO is totally fun!

Mary's romantic LO!

Sarah's LO too! So sweet

And, here is mine!

And, now for the freebie you've all been waiting for!?!!??!?

Click preview to download!!!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Speed Scrappin

Too much fun Speed Scrapping tonight at SM! Here is my page-I used Angel Baby girl. We had some good chats.

And, join us tomorrow at noon (central) for another one. Mary is hosting it! Hope to see you there!

Also, I have a new kit coming out Friday! OMGoodness, its really too cute! So, make sure you check back! And, there might be a FREEBIE! he he! Okay, there IS a freebie!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Tuesday Template

Hey all! For those of you who don't know...SM has Template Tuesday! This week's template is by Christine...its awesome! You can go here to grab it too! Don't forget to post it at SM...come enter all the challenges! We want YOU as part of our awesome community!

Here is a page I did with the template:

And, because I am avoiding laundry and the kitchen today, I decided to scrap. I did this with my kit Summer in the Hamptons. (Template by Happy Scrap Girl)

Okay, I now have a goal of laying in bed to read my book. M will go to bed soon and H is playing Wii Fit! Okay, so I know I should also be playing Wii Fit, but maybe after he goes to bed!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy 2009!

Happy New Year! I wish everyone a wonderful new year and many blessings this year!!!

We are finally back home and it felt SO good to sleep in my own bed! I went to bed early last night and slept in! Thank goodness M decided to go back to sleep this morning until 9:30!

I totally have forgotten, and keep forgetting to show you all my new collab in the SM shop! I was fortunate enough to collaborate with Happy Scrap Girl for the free kit featured in the December Newsletter for ScrapMatters. That kit, "Winter Shimmer" is now in the shop for sale. So, if you didn't get it for free in the newsletter, go grab it now!!! (And, if you aren't signed up for the newsletter yet, go to the shop and sign up. It will go out sometime between Jan 10-15, and it is FULL of great things!)

"Winter Shimmer" (Click the preview to go to the SM shop!)

And, some LOs by my Hunnies (who are AMAZING!)






And mine: