Friday, November 28, 2008


...the newest members of the Digi Keepsakes Team:

CT Flyer

I got a lot more replies than I expected for this CT call and it was extremely difficult to narrow down my choices. In the end I ended up with 16 new CT members. Thank you to all of you who had replied.

So today is a big day over at Scrap Matters. I have a grab bag on sale today. I'll have some new products to go into the store soon. The new ladies of my CT have completed some layouts. These layouts offer a slight peak into some of the items in the grab bag. Enjoy!

By Anne-Katrine:

By Kelly:

By Christine (inhisgrip)

By Khakisack:

By Erin McD:

By Jamie:

By Michelle:

By JenDavey:

By scrappurple:

There will be more layouts coming soon.

Sorry to keep this brief, but I've got some more shopping to do. I wanted to make sure that I got this posted before I forget. Check back soon for more.

Blog Train

Welcome to the 28th stop on ScrapMatters Black Friday Blog Train. You most likely got here via Fliffy's blog: . I'll get right to it and go ahead and give you your gift for making this stop on today, one of the biggest shopping days of the year in the US.


Click on image to get your download.

If you are continuing on this blog train your next stop is Melanie's blog. You can find her blog here:

All the items on the blog train are fun little hybrid projects. I decided on CD covers. I have a holiday photo cd that certain members of my family are receiving. Since I was making covers for them I thought it would be fun to make covers for the blog train as well. Enjoy!

Let's see. A little about the holiday traditions in my family. Actually, we're not really a tradition kind of family. Growing up we always spent the holidays at my grandmother's house. But as me and my sister got older we stopped doing that. It was sometime the highschool that we stopped doing it all together. We lost my grandmother this year and I miss that now. Actually now we have Thanksgiving Dinner at my house. It was very difficult the first year. I spent most of the morning going back and forth from the grocery store trying to get all the things I forgot. Now, I can get it all in one trip. My family is pretty surprised that I host it in the first place. Any other day of the year I moan and complain about cooking and then my husband ends up doing it. But for this one day I'll spend the entire day in the kitchen cooking, no complaints.

Christmas is different. No cooking for me that day. We either go to my mom's or my inlaws. But for Christmas there is a small tradition that my sister and I shared that I now share with my children. My sister and I got out of that wait until you wake up on Christmas morning to open your presents situation. I think I was ten the first time I asked my mom if we're awake at midnight can we open our presents. Her answer was yes so me and my sister stayed up. Opened our presents at midnight, spent maybe and hour playing and then going to sleep. I let my children do this for the first time last year. I didn't think they would be able to stay away, but they could and they did. We'll continue with it this year.


Quite a few of the designers are offering a grab bag this weekend. I'm no different, but I'm not calling mine a grab bag. It's simply a Grabber. Only $3.00. Included in this grabber is 5 brand new products!


Well, as some of you can guess I'm off shopping for those great deals. When I get in this afternoon I have another entry for you. I need to introduce you to my Brand New Keepsake CT. I also want to show you what they can do.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Checking In

Another crazy week. I forgot to mention last week that my sister has moved back to town. She got here on Thursday night. So no more big city for her. She's back to being a hometown girl. My brother also moved down to Orlando this week to go to college. So I lost one sibling and got the other one back.

So, my sister brought with her, her two sons, my nephews, James and Kevin. Kevin is just three months old. Such a cutie. It's weird now having all these children around. I'm so used to it just being my two little ones, now there are two more. I spent most of this week getting ready for my sister and also helping her get settled in, so I had no freebie completed for this week. Sorry! I'll make up for it though. My Template CT call is also underway. I've gotten so many responses that I don't know what to do. I'm contemplating ending my call early. I don't know. I'll have to see what the responses are in the next few days. I want to give everyone a chance to apply, but I hate having to turn so many away. I'm looking for no more than 12, but I've got a feeling that my CT may be bigger than that. We'll see. I'm currently working on my contracts. Some of you may start getting a response from me soon. But in the end, everyone will get a response from me one way or another.

Since my sister is in town, I'm going to teach her digi scrapbooking. You may even start to see her layouts floating around. Imagine. Two of us.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Template CT Call

I've finally completed my flyer for my Template CT Call.

ct call

Basically, if you're chosen for my Template CT you'll need to use my Keepsake Templates to make your layouts. I also want the templates used to make quick pages. These quick pages will either be placed in the store or given out as freebies. You're free to make your own layouts as well with any of my kits. My entire store will be free to you for personal use. It's a little different with my templates. If you're chosen to be on this CT you'll have access to all my templates for free and yes, they are still free for commercial use. I figured that's the least I could do. As long as you keep your CT committments, you can use the templates to make layouts and QPs for others. Does that sound good? If it does send me a little email. I'll be choosing 8 to 12 new members for this Template CT.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Net Problems

I'm running late today. I've been having internet problems all day. I finally got a steady connection, and hopefully it will last long enough for me to finish this post. If not, I'll have to do another post tomorrow. I'll try again from home or try going over to my mom's house. I'll have to call the cable/internet people on Monday. I've got quite a few new releases in the store today. It's mostly templates. I have some alphas and a paper pack as well, but I'm still working on getting them into the store now. Here is a look at my new templates.






I've also decided to group some of my templates together to sell as a combo pack. This way you can get 4 template sets for the price of three. Sounds good, doesn't it?




I've also got a couple of alphas and a paper pack that I am currently in the process of putting in the store. If I can make it it should be completed tonight. If not it will be up tomorrow.




I do still plan on having a Template CT Call. Hopefully I'll get my announcement complete soon. After the template CT call I plan on having a call for my regular CT. Keep a look out for those announcements. Now for your freebie.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Vote Today!

If you are living in the United States and have registered to vote you should definitely head on over to the polls! Election Day is serious stuff. Today we vote on who will be our next president as well as some other elected officials. I'm not going to try to sway you one way or another. I know who I'm voting for and am completely behind him. I cast my vote proudly. Please do the same.

Well, that's enough of that. I've said what I needed to say and that's it. Sorry to everyone for this weekend. It didn't work out as I had planned. One of my coworkers had a death in her family and I volunteered to take her on-call weekend to help out. I don't regret my decision, but it was one doozy of a weekend. I did get to take my children trick-or-treating which was fun. They had a great time. Another co-worker set up a haunted house and I took my children by. It took me a good twenty minutes to calm Jayda down. She was so scared!

Of course, with my luck, I get a page at 4:30 in the morning. So I spend all day Saturday either at the local jail or in the hospital trying to get everything cleared up and everyone place safely. I'm not really surprised. I'm actually shocked there wasn't more. From my experience things get out of control around the holidays and down right impossible at Halloween. So basically I didn't get anything done scrap wise on Saturday. I slept late on Sunday and ran off to church. And then completed a photoshoot afterwards. Got some great pictures of my cousin and her lovie and a few of her friends. I'll scrap one for you to see later. So cute!

I tried to get a little done Sunday night, but was just too tired. Sorry. I know it seems like I'm saying that all the time now, but I really do mean it. The changes at work have just been a little harder to get used to than I thought they would be. I'm working on getting better at it though. I am working on this week's freebie. I'm going to do something nice to make up for last week.

Also, I'm planning on having a call for a Template CT. I've got so many templates now and I want to get them out there so I'm looking for more CT members. I'll have an official flyer soon. Basically I want CT members who'll use my templates to make layouts. They'll also be using my kits as well at least part of the time if they choose. Like my other CT members they'll have complete access to my entire store. Still going over the details, but once I get it all figured out I'll post my official call. But if you're interested you can go ahead and email me now. I don't mind. I'll need a short bio, a link to your most current gallery, also other CTs that you've been on or still currently on. The usual. My email on the right hand side of this blog.

Well, that's it for right now. I'll get back with you all later this week.

Friday, October 31, 2008


There may be a small change in plans for National Scrapbooking Day. Of course ScrapMatters is having a sale, so you may want to run over there and grab all the goodies that you can. But also we are planning a bigger sale and so much more for Black Friday. Hard to believe that the year has gone by so fast. Many of the designers are planning a Grab Bag for Black Friday and of course I will be having one as well, so you might not see a grab bag from me for National Scrapbooking Day, but then again, you may, but not a big one. I'll have to think it over a bit. I do have quite a few things in the works right now, so there will be some new releases. With Halloween going on tonight, I'm not sure if I'll be making a post tomorrow. I have a photo shoot planned and don't know how long it will run. So, if there is no grab bag tomorrow, don't worry. There will be a huge one at the end of the month. I'll try to get back here tomorrow for a posting. If I don't make it check back on Sunday. If I miss you, Happy National Digital Scrapbooking Day!!!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Sorry I'm Late!

This weekend for me was horrible. I had like the worst stomach virus ever! And I'm going to blame it on my co-workers. I don't know where else it could have come from. Last week I was left alone to man the office because everyone else was away at conference. One person always has to stay behind to be on call and this time it was me. Wasn't as bad as I figured it would be, but it sure was lonely with no one else coming into the office but me. Talk about being on lock down the entire time. So when everyone got back on Thursday they were all talking about this bug that they all got and how sick they all were, but then they got better the last couple of days. So I listened thinking it was no big deal. Everyone appeared to be doing fine. But then what happens. Friday I get so sick I spend most of the day in the bathroom. Most of the afternoon anyway. I started out great, but then that afternoon I just got unbelieveably sick. Anyway, not a pleasant weekend. Hopefully the rest of my family doesn't get it. But with my luck, they'll all have it at the same time.

I've got a few new releases at the shop. Nothing big, just some alphas and a paper pack. I've been working on more, but I plan to put together a grab bag for Digital Scrapbooking Day. I want to pack it full! So here is a look at what's new in my store, but you won't be able to purchase any of it today. ScrapMatters is down for today and maybe part of tomorrow for some upgrades. We've been getting some heavy traffic so now we need more power or whatever. I don't understand all the technical stuff.






For this paper pack please note that all the burlap papers are png files which makes the complete download huge! But I love the texture and think that they make great backgrounds. Of course you need something solid behind it which is why I threw in a piece of brown paper bag paper. Look for more burlap in the future.

Now for the freebie.


Hope you all enjoy! Have a great Halloween! Just in case I don't get to make another post before then.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Fun Little Game

I dont' usually go searching the net and play these little games, but I did come across this one on my blog trips and liked it. I figured I'd share it with you.

67 words

I actually type a lot for work and was kind of disappointed with my score. I guess I need to work on it more. It's decent I know, but I thought I was at least typing 70 words a minute.

Today is just a little bit of chatter. I'll have more for you later this week.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Girl On Wheels has Arrived!

I have finally finished a layout. I can't remember the last time I actually had the time and work on a layout for the fun of it. This is one of the photos I took on my daughter's birthday. One of her presents was a Hannah Montana scooter. She is a huge Hannah Montana fan.


For this layout I used one of the Keepsake 8 templates which were released today. Also I used my Girl On Wheels kit which was also released today. Girl On Wheels is the sister kit to Boy On Wheels.



Here is another layout by haynay using the Girl On Wheels kit. You'll see some more in the gallery later.


I also have some other new releases in the store today. Please feel free to go and check them out at ScrapMatters. The link is over to your right.




Now for the freebie. Today I have two for you. This is to somewhat make up for the week that I forgot. First is a small quickpage set using my Delightful Refreshment kit. This quickpages were made for you by a few of my CT members. Enjoy.


And here is a set of wrinkled paper alphas.


You may notice that I have a new freebie preview. Flergs has released some preview templates and I decided to play with one a bit. I really loved it and just had to have it. I still love my otherone as well so I may alternate or something. I'll figure it out. You all enjoy and have a great weekend.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Boy On Wheels is Released!

Thanks to all of you who have responded about my daughter's birthday. It was a great day for her and she had a great time with her little friends. My husband and I were completely wore out from the experience. Normally for our birthday zoo trip it's just the family. This time we invited friends. Sure we all had fun, but the children were the only ones who didn't need a nap at the end of the day. I haven't downloaded my pictures yet, but I'll have some soon to show.

Today I wanted to let you see some of the layouts my CT has created using my Delightful Refreshment Kit. I had intended on doing this last week, but it was just too crazy a week for me.

This one is by Geri. She has also used one of the templates from my Keepsake 5 Template Set.

This one is by Jennifer.
This on by Tater.

Here is haynay.

I've got more to share, but I'll wait on those. All these layout will be placed in the CT Gallery soon. Now, down to some store business. I have a new kit in the store today. It's a boy themed kit. You can never find enough of those. It makes scrapping my son difficult. Actually the inspiration from this kit came from my daughter's birthday present. I wanted to do a boy kit first, but there is a sister kit scheduled to be released next week. But for now, let me introduce Boy on Wheels.


Sorry, no layouts for you yet. I intended to complete some myself, but didn't get the chance. I just got the kit to my CT as well so there aren't any there either. I'll work on it.

To make up for it I'm going to offer you a freebie. Here is a small add on to the Boy on Wheels kit. Enjoy!

Download Here

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Daughter Turns 6

Sorry all, I forgot to post this earlier this week. But my daughter turns six today. This weekend has been so busy that I haven't had the time to work on the freebie. Sorry all. I really am. But my baby is growing up. Can you believe it? In ten years she'll be driving. As my husband has reminded me, in a little over six years my son will be driving. They grow up so fast.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Saturday Again

Okay, so it's Saturday. There's so much going on at ScrapMatters right now. There's a store wide sale, 30% off. For those of you who haven't heard yet, ScrapMatters has turned one. There's also a large blog train going on. If you're interested, check out yesterday's post.

So for my Saturday Freebie.


I've decided to give you guys an add on freebie of my latest kit, on sale now.

I'm going to have to make today's post short. I'm really sorry about this, but my daughter has come down with a virus that is going around and it's hard for me to make this post with her sitting on my lap. That's how they get sometimes when they're sick. She wants to be a baby again. Evan will be home tomorrow, so I'll try to make another post then.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Happy Birthday to ScrapMatters!!!

Hi all, and welcome to my blog. Most likely you got here by way of Sandy's blog: Inspiration's Creation. I hope you enjoy this 35th stop of the ScrapMatters Birthday Blog Train. I hope that you have been enjoying your trip around the world so far. And I'm sure that you've been enjoying your goodies.

Birthday's are so much fun. To tell you the truth I don't remember much about my birthdays growing up. They were never a very big deal. We got our presents and loved to play with them, but I don't really remember any parties. At least not until I turned eighteen. That was a great one there.
So with my children I started our own little birthday tradition. Each year on their birthday we have a fun day at the zoo. It seems that they never get tired of it, no matter how many times they have been. I hope to do this for years to come. We've been doing it for the last three years now. My daughters birthday is coming up on the forth so I'll have a lot of great birthday kits to scrap with this kit.

So now for your goodie. Here is my contribution to this huge ScrapMatters' Birthday Blog Train. Enjoy!


So after you pick up your goodie here you can head on over to the 36th stop of this awesome birthday blog train: Natasha's Blog: Pieces of Me. After you finish your birthday trip around the world you may want to make a stop at the ScrapMatters' store. We're having a sale!


I wasn't able to complete a grab bag, but I did complete a new kit. There's nothing better than getting something new on sale!


I've got some new templates as well.



Also, if you're wondering. Yes, I'll be making my usual Saturday post tomorrow. So there will be another freebie. So check back tomorrow for more goodies. Have fun on your Blog Train trip! Also, this is an around the world trip and there may be some delay due to the whole time zones things.