Sunday, August 31, 2008

Sorry, So Behind

So sorry that this is a bit late. I'm still trying to get used to my new work schedule. Since I'm out in the field more than in my office, the later schedule has worn me out. I'll get a handle on it soon, I promise. So because I am late with me comment winners, I decided to give the prize to two commentors. The winners this week are Melissa and soinkincute. You ladies please send me a little email so I'll know where to send your links. Thanks for leaving me a comment. Also, Jennifer B, my last challenge winner. Could you send me a little email letting me know if you got the download link. Thanks bunches.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Challenge Today

Congrats to Jennifer B for her wonderful entry into last Wednesday's challenge. You will be receiving a link to my Business Casual kit soon. But first I'm going to need your email address. If you'll just send me a little email I'll get that link to you. Enjoy! Here is a look at her winning entry.

Okay, finally I get a chance to do this. As usual it's another challenge Wednesday. The challenge this week is being hosted by Haynay. Not only is she a member of my creative team, but she's also one of the design apprentices at ScrapMatters. You'll find her work on sale at the shop. This week Haynay has decided on a template challenge. You can find the details on her blog here. The winner of this week's challenge will be receiving a $5 coupon to my store. That way you'll have you're choice of anything out of my store. Also, my products will be on sale on Wednesday for 25% off, so you'll get more for your money.

Also, since it's Wednesday I have a freebie for you. This week I have an alpha set. Please enjoy!

Don't forget to leave me a comment here on my blog and you'll be entered into a drawing to win a free download of my Business Casual kit.

Also, just to repeat. Starting from now on all my products will be on sale at the store for 25% off each Wednesday. Call it my Wednesday special. I'll try to have a nice banner for you next week. But since I made this post so late in the day, I'll extend this special until Friday.

I'm working a new schedule at work. I'll try to do better next week.

A Slight Change

So sorry everyone. My post today is going to be a bit late. I'm on a new schedule at work and can't make the time to do this post earlier. I'm leaving this little note here so you'll know what's going on. Expect my freebie and the challenge winner announcement later. You can participate in this week's challenge which is a template challenge over on Haynay's blog. You can find her blog here.

Please don't forget to check back later tonight to find my usual Wednesday Post. Starting next week I'm going to try and have all this set of the night before and let blogger auto post it. I'll have to work it out.

Also, my entire store is on sale for 25% off. The discount shows up in my shopping cart. I'm calling this my Wednesday Special.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Another Friday

Goodness, this week has just been moving to fast. There has been much too much to do. Okay, the winner this week for my comment prize is EBPitcher. Congrats. You will receive a link in your email. If you have any problems with it just let me know.

I've also made a decision regarding the Challenges. I will begin to offer a participation prize next week. Most likely it will be a mini kit or something similar that will be up for sale in the store soon. Each participant in the challenge will get a free download prior to the product being placed in the store. Let's hope many of you participate to get the prize.

Also, from now on, my new releases will be placed in the store either on Wednesday or on Friday. Since those are the days that many of you visit my blog, you will be notified of each release when you stop by.

Sorry that this has been a short post, but I've just got so much going on right now. Things are changing at work for me and my posting my be later than usual. My schedule has changed so I am either going to try to make my posting the night before and let it auto publish, or the post will be made later in the day. We'll have to see how this works out next week. Wish me luck on surviving the change.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Another Challenge

Hi all, it's Challenge Wednesday once again. I'm sorry to say that there will be no winner announced for last week's challenge due to lack of participation. I've been thinking it over and I may just start to offer a participation prize. If there continues to be a lack of participation after that then I just may have to stop offering the challenge at all.

This week's challenge is being hosted by Christine (alamama). Another member of my Creative Team. She is offering a black and white photo challenge for you this week. You can head on over to her blog here. She will explain the challenge guidelines to you. The prize being offered this week is a free download of my Business Casual Kit which has been released today.



I have some other releases available at ScrapMatters this week as well.






Since I had my B alphas available in my Makeover Grab Bag I couldn't release the C alphas until they were revealed. All these items are available for sale today at ScrapMatters.

As usual, I am also offering a freebie for you today. Len Escobar, who does my QPs that are availabe in the shop has offered two of her QPs as a freebie for you. These two Quick Pages were made using my Artisit in Training kit, you may also see a couple of embellishments from some of my other kits.


Don't forget to leave me a comment here on my blog. Leave me a comment and you could win a free download of my Business Casual Kit. Also, if you leave me a comment you will either need to leave me your email address or remember to check back on Friday to see who my comment winner is. Don't forget to join in on the challenge for another chance to win the free download. Christine will be accepting challenge entries until next Tuesday. The Challenge winner will be announced on next Wednesday's post. You may also want to check back this Friday. By then I'll have made a decision about the participation prize for the challenges.

In review, leave me a comment and you may win a free download of Business Casual. Enter challenge and you may also win a free download of Business Casual. Make sure you leave us an email address so that you can be reached.

I almost forgot to mention. I also did the blog post for the ScrapMatters blog today as well. Since it's Wednesday I focused on journaling. You may want to go check it out because I offered a freebie there as well. A template and an alpha. Click on image to go to blog entry.

Words Preview

Friday, August 15, 2008

Friday Winner

Well, it's Friday, which means I know choose a winner for my comment free download. This week's winner is Danielle. Once again, I do not have an email for you Danielle so please email me and let me know where you want your coupon to my store to go. I've left you a comment on your blog as well.
Everyone, please don't forget to check out the weekly challenge. It's being hosted by Jennifer this week. Check out her blog, Scrappers Delight. You will find the link over to the right under my creative team. The winner of the challenge this week will be getting the contents of my Makeover Grab Bag. There was so much in there. Look Below.

So today is the day that the grab bags are taken out of the store and revealed.







When I made these previews I made a mistake for the Quick Page and Brag Book. I didn't make either of these items, my Artist kit was used. Kook Kreations by Holly made my brag book pages and once again Len Escobar made the Quick Pages. I will get these previews corrected and posted correctly in the store. Sorry ladies, I will get to that quickly. Both ladies do receive proper credit in the store description.

Also, today in the store I released my first template set under the name Digi Keepsakes. I finally got it to look the way I wanted it to. So if you like templates look at these. You can find the link to my store at the right.


Now that I've got the hang of them I intend to make them more often. Also, just so you know. These templates are availabe in PSD files as well as individual png files. Also drop shadows are included in the layer files, but each drop shadow has it's own individual layer so they are easily changed and won't interfere with your design choice.

We'll that's all for today. I think that's enough. You guys have a great weekend.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Continue On

Hi, all! Well, today is Wednesday which means challenge. But first let me reveal the winner of last week's challenge: Melissa (rsdawg97). Congrats Melissa. Unfortunately I do not have an email address for you. I'm going to look for you in the forums, but if you see this message please send me an email and I'll get you your prize links. Here is Melissa's layout:

Word challenge

This week's challenge will be hosted by another one of my Creative Team Members, Jennifer Kellems. Some of you may already know her from the great brag books that she has made using some of my kits. They are on sale at the ScrapMatters Store now. So for this weeks challenge she has decided on a Movie Quote Challenge. How fun is that. I know that there are a lot of movie lovers out there and those famous movie lines. You can do so much with this. The winner of this week's blog challenge will receive a free download of my MakeOver Grab Bag which is now available at the store. This grab bag contains six new, never before seen products and is work over $20. You may even start seeing sneak peaks in the gallery this week from layouts using items found in this grab bag.

So if you're interested in participating in this great challenge head right on over to Jennifer's Blog, located here.

Okay, blog challenge also means blog freebie. For this week's freebie a few of my creative team members completed some quick pages for you using my Go Fly A Kite Kit. Two of these quick pages were completed by Len Escobar who has made up the quick pages for sale at the store.


Don't forget to leave me a comment here on my blog, not my 4shared account. Leaving a comment here puts you into a drawing to win a special gift. This week's gift is a $5.00 coupon to my store at ScrapMatters. It is valid for my products only. Also, please, if you are leaving me a comment leave me an email address or at least your user name in the ScrapMatters or DST forum so that I can contact you to give you your prize. I don't want to rule out those who have not left me a means of contacting them. Last week was difficult for me since all the winners did not leave an email address. I was only able to contact two of last week's winners. Most likely I will reassign those other two prizes this week. So leave me a comment and a means to contact you. And don't forget to thank my wonderful CT for providing this great freebie for you.

Usually I would end this posting here, but I've realized that so much has happened these last couple of weeks and I haven't told you guys about any of it. It's been crazy around here. Well, my children started back at school last week. This was Jayda's first year. She started Kindergarten. She took it so well, I expected tears and all, but got none of it. She walked into her classroom and told me good-bye. Then got irritated with me while I was trying to take her picture. Her very first day of school has most definitely got to be documented. Tevin did great, but he's a big boy now. We've gone through a lot this summer and we're hoping for him to have a better year at school. Only time will tell.

I watched a lot of tv. Joshua won So You Think You Can Dance, Yay!!! I just loved him. It was actually a surprise for me. I expected Will to win, but he got eliminated earlier. He wasn't my favorite dancer, but I felt that he was the most trained. But this just makes the fact that my favorite dancer did win all the sweeter. I loved Katie as well and actually thought she would be second place, but that was not right either. Anyway, she did win her something and they will all be on tour together. Such fun.

The Olympics began. I actually didn't expect to watch the opening ceremonies, but I was flipping through the channels at my mother's house and was just amazed by the drum show and couldn't change the channel. I sat with my mom and watched the entire thing. It was so long, but absolutely amazing.

Okay, now for the greatest news. I became an aunt for the second time yesterday. My sister had her second little boy early yesterday morning. I found this out from my mom who woke me up early yesterday morning to tell me. My sister already sent us some pictures so expect some layouts later. My mom left yesterday afternoon to spend the next week or so with my sister in Florida. I have been left in charge of taking care of my dad, mainly make sure he eats everyday. We'll see how that goes.

We'll that has been my last couple of weeks in a nutshell. You guys enjoy the rest of your week. I'll be back on Friday to let you know who my comment winners are.

Friday, August 8, 2008

ScrapMatters Round the World Tour!!!

Hi All! Welcome to stop #10 of the ScrapMatters Round the World Tour. I am here in Sweet Home Alabama. Lived here majority of my life and to tell you the truth, it's kind of boring, but I wouldn't change it for anything in the world. I love being that good ol' country girl, and believe me there's a lot of county around here. Well, there's actually much more than that. Alabama has a lot of history, not all of it good, but still it's home. I put together a few photos, some of what I love best about the state that I live in.
home photos

I have always been surrounded by farming and naturally farm animals come with that. Luckily I don't have to get close except those few times that cows are blocking the road and you have to wait until they pass, when they are good and ready. Lots of old plantation houses, beautiful to look at although the history may not be all that great. Nature at it's finest and some great fishing. We've got beaches too! And there's absolutely nothing better than Alabama Football, Go Auburn!!!

Now let me go ahead and send you on your way, but first you can't make a stop at a new place without picking out a gift. Here is yours.


Just in case you missed any of the previous stops and want to go back, here they are:










And of course, I was the #10 stop. If you wish to continue on your next stop will be:


ScrapMatters Grand ReOpening - Makeover!!!

Just wanted to make sure I got a chance to tell you all to stop by the ScrapMatters store tonight. We're starting our great Makeover Sale! You don't want to miss out on that. Also I wanted you all to know that I have a grab bag available as well. My grab bag is just filled to over flowing. And it's all just for $5.00.


So at about 4pm PST the ScrapMatters store should be open for business. Head on over and get more than your money's worth. Just about everything at the store is going to be on sale and many of the designers have grab bags as well. See you over there.


Download Winners

So, so much going on today. I'm going to go ahead and make this post so that I can let my winners know. There was so much participating this week and so many downloads. Thanks to you all. But by some weird turn of events all four that were chosen for a free download, I don't have an email for. So I'm going to post your names here and your prize and you just send me an email and I'll get your download links to you.

Winner of Free Download of Go Fly A Kite kit: lovetocraftbetty
Winner of Free Download of Go Fly A Kite QP Set 1: Inge
Winner of Free Download of Go Fly A Kite QP Set 2: rahjahrules
Winner of Free Download of Go Fly A Kite Brag Book: inspirecj

So if you are one of these four people please email me. My email link is found to the right. I'm sorry to say that if I don't hear back from you by Monday I'm going to have to give your gift to someone else. Thanks to everyone for leaving me a comment. They were a joy to read. Don't forget to check back for some more annoucements and prizes.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

So Much Going On

Hi all. It's another Wednesday and that means another challenge. For last week's challenge hosted by Geri on her blog, the chosen winner is shell for her great layout.


Thanks so much for everyone who participated in this challenge. Shell you should have an email with the download links for the Go Fly A Kite kit. Enjoy!

See, that wasn't so difficult. Since we're on a roll now my wonderful Creative Team has another challenge for you. This week the challenge is being hosted by Tater. I guess you can call this a word challenge. All you have to do is go here. And Tater will explain the challenge to you herself. The winner of this challenge will get a free download to my Go Fly A Kite Kit. But since this is a special week for ScrapMatters as well and I'll have a large release at my store this weekend, you'll also get a free download to my Go Fly A Kite Quick Pages.



These wonderful quickpages along with some Brag Book Pages as well are going to be released in the store this weekend. So our lucky challege winner this week is going to have a lot to work with. Special Thanks to Len Escobar for creating these marvelous quickpages using my Go Fly A Kite Kit. She's one of those wonderful CT members I mention all the time. And really, they are an amazing bunch of ladies.

For those of you who are familar with Wednesdays you will already know that there's a freebie for you as well. So I'm not going to beat around the bush. Here it is.


I am actually horrible at making my own previews. That's why I'm so glad that ScrapMatters has one that we all have to use. I found out that Flergs was selling exclusive design previews for designers and jumped at it. I know it's probably an outrageous purchase since I'll only be using the previews for freebies, but I loved this one and had to have it. Yay me! Special Thanks to Flergs for having this wonderful idea and allowing me to purchase it.

Okay, so for you newbies here. You download my freebie and leave me a comment here on my BLOG not my 4shared account and you enter to win a chance to get a free download of my Go Fly A Kite Kit. But I'm going to change it a little this week. I'm going to choose 4 winners this week. Each winner will get a different download. 1 will recieve my full kit, 1 will get the QP Set 1, 1 will get the QP Set 2, and 1 will get the Brag Book pages. Here's a look at those Brag Book Pages.


These brag book pages were done by another great member of my Creative Team. Special Thanks to Jennifer Kellams for completing these brag book pages using my Go Fly A Kite kit.

So much going on. So don't forget. You download my freebie and leave me a comment and four of you will get a free download. This will be posted on Friday. Don't forget to leave me an email address or at least make sure to check back on Friday to see if your name was chosen.

And one last bit of news. I've mentioned that we have things going on at ScrapMatters. Take a look at this.


Monday, August 4, 2008

Keep On Going

Such a busy weekend for me. I hope everyone had a great few days. Nothing much going on my way. Just wanted to make a quick entry today. I got the book on Saturday, for those who don't know, I'm talking about Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer. Huge fan of her books. This one wasn't what I expected. It was great, but I thought the book was a little more on the adult side instead of young adult. No biggie really since I am an adult and I was just reading it for myself. But still, book was great. I spent all day Saturday reading it and got it finished before I went to sleep that night. Great read for anyone who's looking for a new book or a new author. She is quickly becoming on of my favorites.

The Host is her adult novel. Amazing book. LOVED IT. It's actually the only one I don't own. Reading the cover I didn't think I could get into it so I didn't buy it. I just waited for it to be available at the library. I was completely drawn in during the first chapter and couldn't put it down until I completed it. Stephanie Meyer is a huge fan of the 600+ pages. I'm an avid reader and read pretty quickly so I was able to finish in a day. I would put The Host in my top 5 favorite books list. It's that good.

Anyway, once I got the book out of the way I was able to do some designing. I'll have quite a few new products coming into the store in about a week or so. I have a pretty large freebie planned for Wednesday to go along with the weekly challenge. The challenge this week has been going along well and we've had some participation. The layouts have been great and I know that it's going to be difficult for Geri to pick a winner. Tater has a great challenge planned for Wednesday as well. Don't forget to check back for that. Nothing more fun that winning a free kit.

I guess that's all I have to say for now. I don't want to take up too much of your day with my ramblings. I justed wanted to talk about my great read over the weekend. My sister is so far away and hasn't read it yet so what better than to blog about it. As always you guys have a great day!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Good Start

This week's challenge is off to a good start. We've already had a few participants and some great layouts. Thanks ladies for joining in.
Now, for my lucking random choice winners. I decided to go with two instead of one. It's so hard having to just give out one when so many others participated. But I am doing this with every freebie. So for this week, Congrats to Rarole and Nelda. You'll each should have an email with the download link attached. Enjoy!