Sunday, September 30, 2007

Cutting it close

Wow what a month! I'd really like to know where it went! Time has a way of doing that to me so I am definitely cutting it close with this last LO for the Happy Scrapz challenges this month. This one is for there Grab Bag Challenge.


Froggin kit by M. Raines

Book plate and prong from Happy Scrapz Brag Bag

Font: Lucida Console

I still don't have a name for the kit so I will postpone the release of it a bit longer and I have a few elements I would like to add to my "Whale Watching" kit before wrapping it up so I expect that to be some time towards the end of the week. I am also working on a little freebie to release next weekend in honor of my little one's First Birthday next Saturday. So make sure you stop back on Saturday morning for you surprise freebie. Have a good week everyone!!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007


Tonight I have another LO that I have done for the Happy Scrapz challenges this month. The photos used in this LO have inspired a new kit that I'm working on named "Whale Watching". More on the pictures and new kit on a later date. What a tease, I know. hehe I'm feeling much better except my ears are still pluged. ugg. Anyway this is my LO for the surprise challenge this month.


Background paper is from my new kit "Whale Watching"

Frames are by LemonaidLucy

Charms and Chain from the Happy Scrapz "Sand Sea and Sun" Kit

Fishnet (recolored) from "Val's Goth Girl" Kit by Jessica Gorney

Font: JI-Groved

Short and sweet

Real quick no time to chat right now. I just wanted to post my latest LO for the Sept challenges over at Happy Scrapz. I used my new kit. No name for it as of yet. The font is VTKS Easy Way. Have a good evening everyone!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

"Googleye" LO's

Good morning everyone! What a beautiful day it is! Makes me want to get out and do things, but unfortuanitly I awoke this morning feeling even worse. But enough about that.

I did a couple of LO's last night using Dereks "Googleye kit" and a couple of Sir Scrapalots templates. I was so wrapped up in this Halloween that I totally spaced the pictures from last Halloween!

The first one uses Sir. Scrapalot's year round bragbook template #1 and the second one uses his small and big template. The font on the first one is "Heather"

Well that's it for now, I'm off to try and sneak a nap in while the kids are all watching a movie. Don't forget about the naming of the kit if anyone has any ideas I would love to hear them!

Later's all

P.S. Am I missing a setting somewhere? I can't figure out how to get the LO"s to open bigger in a new window when you click on them.......

Saturday, September 22, 2007


Here is the Preview of the kit I told you about in the last post. Please let me know what you think, and If anyone has any ideas for a name I'd love to hear them! I would like to offer this as a freebie in the near future.

The Good, the Bad, and some Questions

The good news is that Grandpa came home from the hospital last tuesday afternoon but the bad news is I promptly got sick on wednesday! I have not been feeling the best for close to a month now. what started out as alergies has now turned into a nasty head/chest cold that i just can't shake.

So I have been in a bit of a slump. I have lost my inspiration to scrap LO's and I have not been taking the usually pictures. My camera is normally glued to my side, but in the last 2 weeks I have snapped a whole 10 pictures. This is so not me! I hope I get to feeling better soon.

But since I've been so sluggish I have been practicing how to make things in photoshop. Such as handmade bows and ribbons. I have been working on a kit in grey and Mauve colors. I love the colors but I'm not sure of my ability in making some of the elements. I will try and get a preveiw of it up this evening. If anyone has any ideas for a name for the kit please leaave a comment I would love to here from you! I will be offering the kit as a freebie this coming week sometime. Since this will be my first freebie kit I could use some advise on packaging it up for 4shared and about the terms of use. I have not written a TOU yet. So if anyone would be willing to give me some advice I would appreciate it greatly.

Also SirScrapalot has the second set of his year round bragbook pages up for grabs and Derek has more of his "Cast Iron" up for grabs.

Have a great weekend end everybody I will be back with that preview for you all this evening!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

week of worry

My grandfather who is 75 had major surgery yesterday. Since my fiance is sick with the flu I did not have anyone to watch the kids for me so I had to wait at home during the surgery but the doctors and nurses were calling me at home and treating me just like they would have, had I been sitting in the waiting room at the hospital all day. The surgeon even called when it was over to let me know how it went. I can't thank them enough for dueing that for me. The doctors say he can possibly go home on Sunday if all continues to go well.

So after the little one and I ran our errands this morning. we took a quick trip up to check in on him at the hospital. Nothing the doctors could of said could of prepared me. They are still trying to get his pain under control, so he was really out of it on the morphine. He could hardly open his eyes. We where there for just a few minutes just before noon. He did say that today has been the longest day ever. And it was only noon, I can only imagine what he is going through. I managed to keep it together in the room when I was talking to him but as soon as I left I fell apart.

Some of you may be wondering why I'm so upset, well you see, My grandfather raised me, he is my best friend, we talk 2-3 times a day on the phone, some times more. We see each other 3-5 times a week and if either of us needs any thing the other is always there to help.

Monday, September 10, 2007

First Freebie

After reading the forums about the template challenge over at Happy Scrapz I decided to try and make my own star dust thing to replace the the one in the template. Thank you Jessica for your explaination as to why it is not available for use. :) Mine is not great but I think it does the job. It resizes nicely and is in greyscale so I flood a new layer above it with color and use the clipping mask feature. So here it is in use on my LO for the September Template challenge at Happy Scrapz.


Happy Scrapz Sept Template by Jessica Gorny

"Bedtime Mini Kit" by Pillowgirl

Fonts: Times New Roman, Bubble 1

Dust by Me

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Magical Monday

This morning has been like a fairy tail to me. My little one decided that it was more fun to play by herself then it was to play with me! For 3 hours she played happily by herself in the living room. Needless to say it looks like a tornado hit but she had a blast! While she was playing I managed to get dishes and the laundry done. I even got to scrub the bathroom floor! I know this don't sound like much to some of you, but for me this is great! She normally has to have some sitting on the floor with her while she plays. However at one point I had to go looking for her since I left the baby gate open so she could find me. Instead I had to find her! When I found her she was sitting on the floor in her older sisters room reading books! Boy does she love books! I hope that stays with her as she grows older.

I did manage to do a LO last night and this morning while checking some sites I found Sir Scrapalot made a 4 page bragbook set out of Pillowgirls "Bed Time Kit". I just love them! I'm doing bragbooks for Christmas presents this year so I will be using these for sure! And when I found Pillowgirls "Bed Time Mini Kit" last night I just had to sit down and scrap with it.

"Bed Time Mini Kit" by Pillowgirl
Template28 by Mrs. Wresh
Font: Georgia

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Busy Busy

Busy Busy and all I want to do is go back to bed! I'm so tired I'm dragging! This past week I helped my fiance finish a project that had to be done or else! This morning bowling league started for my oldest and this afternoon we are building a new deck. As soon as the little one wakes from her nap we will be going out to help with the deck. Then this evening I believe we are going to a friends place for a BBQ. Now my phone is ringing for the 4th time since I started this post so I will end here and hopefully get an LO done to share.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Sad Day

It is a sad day for one of our favorite freebie hunters.
Selena's father passed away today.
So if you havn't already, please stop by her blog and leave her some love. I know she would love to hear from you, and right now, she could probably use a little encouragement and some strentgh during this trying time.