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.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

I'm Here!!!

It's so exciting. I've actually got my post ready for you today. I think this move to Saturday was most likely the best decision for me. Last week I meant to post that I was not going to be picking a comment winner, but since I did get a few comments this week I will be choosing one. I'll post my winner tomorrow so I can get the random pick done. And yes, I'll be picking a random winner for next week as well. I'll announce my winners on the following Saturday for now on.

Okay, so here is your freebie:


Also, I do have a few new releases in the store. But not a full kit yet. I've been working a lot on my alphas and my templates. Now that I've got a look for my templates that I'm happy with I find myself making them all the time. Everytime I sit at my computer I work on one. Either I make a new one or I complete one that I started. They are not as easy to complete as I thought they were. Especially with me doing the individual shadows for each layer. That takes up so much time and then doing the individual png files. I get so happy after I complete a set. But then I start all over again. But I think it's worth it. So if you went by my store today you'll find these new products:


Len has completed another wonderful Quick Page set this time using my Business Casual kit.



I've added a couple of new alphas for my name series. I'm working on downloading some more alphas and templates into my store right now, so most likely they will be available within the next few days. Thanks all for being so patient with me and the changes I have going on.

So, I'm putting my challenges on hold for right now. I'll be bringing them back in October. I'm thinking of ways to increase the participation. Also, I'm hosting a template challenge at ScrapMatters this week, so you might want to check out the ScrapMatters forum for the details.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Okay, So Here It Is...

Thanks everyone for understanding the delay. Here is my last challenge winner. Thank you to Patou for participating in my weekly blog challenge. Here is her winning layout.


Patou, you should have an email soon with your prize. Since I've had little participation, your prize this week will be a $10 coupon to my store. For my participants you will receive a $5 coupon to my store instead of the paper pack. I'm doing it this way so that I can offer the paper pack as a freebie today. I did complete a freebie to offer today, but decided to wait on it instead. I'll make sure that you all get your coupon codes. Thanks again for participating.

On that note, I'll not be hosting a challenge this week. This week has been crazy at it is. But sometimes life just gets in the way. I'll try my best to make up for it next week.

So here is your freebie.


Download Freebie Here

Thanks again for all the understanding. It means a lot to me. I've got some new products that I still need to download into the store. I'll be working on that soon. If things run smoothly this week. I'll have a new release for you next Saturday.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Sad News

I'm sorry guys. I'm sure you don't want to here this, but I'm going to be a bit delayed with today's post. Yesterday we found out that one of my husband's cousin's had passed away. This was very unexpected since she is only a couple of years older than him. Her death was very unexpected, as they usually are for those so young. Once she started to feel sick she waited until she couldn't stand it anymore to go to the hospital. She died a week later. She was diagnosed with cirrous of the liver. Yes she was a heavy drinker, and to see it take someone so young is heartbreaking. I personally did not know her that well and can not tell you the type of person she was. But still this is a subject that so much more education needs to be done. Especially for our young highschoolers. What starts out as fun and become such a dangerous habit.

Well, I don't want to make this such a depressing post. We're getting ready to leave for the funeral now. We learned late of her death. It's one of those things where everyone thought that someone else told. But we happened to call Evan's mother last night and she told us. We'll be taking her to the funeral with us. I'll try to make my freebie post tonight after we get back, but it may be delayed until tomorrow. I'm sorry to delay this again, but I just didn't have any other choice. Thanks for understanding.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Challenge Delay

Okay, I'm sorry. I'm making another change and it's probably getting on your nerves. I'm really sorry aobut it. But I've had no choice, it's either change it or have it always being late. Let me explain. With my new schedule at work, I'm always on call. So my schedule changes from day to day. Sometimes I get to leave early, but most often I leave late. When I get home I'm just plain tired. The only good thing about this new arrangement is that I get my weekends completely to myself. So if I can get out of bed, I can usually fit in a bit of scapping. So, since my weekends are clear I've decided to move my Wednesday goodies to Saturday. That way my postings aren't late and you guys don't miss out on your freebies. I'm starting this this week, so this week's challenge is going to go on until Saturday. A winner will be selected and we'll continue on with our next challenge.

So, sorry. I have no goodies for you today, but check back on Saturday.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Got Back To Work

I am still running behind, but I have been getting some work done. I'll even have a couple of new releases next week. Okay, so for my comment winner this week, the lucky one is Brenda. Brenda, please send me an email letting me know where to send your $5 coupon. Thanks again for leaving me a comment on my blog. Thanks to all of you.

Okay, so my challenge winner for last week's challenge was Melissa. By a stroke of luck, Melissa was also my last comment winner as well. So she gets herself quite a few goodies, but that's how it works out sometimes. Congrats, Melissa. Thanks for participating. Here is a look at her layout.

I haven't forgotten about this week's challenge. For more details on the challenge itself take a look at my previous post. But I have completed a participation prize for this challenge. If you complete a layout, just send me an email after leaving your link in the comment's section. Then I'll send you the link to the participation prize. This week's prize is a paper pack.


So, if you like this paper pack, the only way to get it is to participate in this week's challenge.

Thanks to all of you for stopping by my little blog today. You all have a great weekend!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Later Than Usual

Okay, so I didn't get this done last night like I thought I would. Honestly, I tried. It just didn't work out that way. I find myself so tired in the afternoons. I'll work on it though. I'm not going to be announcing last week's challenge winner today, I'll make that announcement tomorrow. But I'm going to go ahead and post this week's challenge. I'm hosting this week.

This week we have a template challenge. No real rules, follow the template as much as you like, modify it as necessary. Any topic is allowed. And yes, I do want you to add some journaling. Not necessarily as much as on the template, but journaling would be great. Use any digital products you like and just post a link to your layouts in my comment section. Here's your template.


I will be offering a participating prize as well. I've got it completed, but haven't gotten around to packaging it yet. I'll have to post that tomorrow as well. I do apoligize for being so behind on this. Even though there is a participation prize, one layout will earn an additional prize of a $5.00 coupon to my store.

I have a freebie for you today as well.


Same rules do apply. You leave me a comment in the comment section of my blog and you could win a gift. This week's gift is a $5.00 coupon to my store.

Sorry that this is so quick, but I will have more for you tomorrow. Also, my entire store is on sale for the next couple of days for 25% off. It's my Wednesday Special.