About Me

I am a 51 year old woman who in the past few years have been through one thing after another. Even though I see God's hand in it all it has and continues to be a difficult road. I feel I cannot be the only person thinking and feeling the way that I do. Maybe not all of you and its not my intention to offend yet to help. So if you disagree then lets agree to disagree. This is the truth as it applies to my life and we could differ. This is my journey and I pray that in some way it may be helpful for you or someone you know. God Bless you all on your journey whatever it may be.

My Digital Kits/ Find them exclusively at www.scrappinggarden.com

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Well, decided to take a break from doing some of my Creative Team work today and blog for awhile. Today is the day that I send out urls to all of my designers that I work for. It can really be a job and a half if I have done a lot of work for them over the week.

I told you late last nite that I would tell you why my DH has been home for a few days off of work. He teaches High School and in the District he works for they found icolli bacteria in the community water. Those poor people were without water for three days before they could get the systems purged and the bacteria out of the system. I bet it was so hard for them to have to boil their water just so they could cook or wash up. Anyway they called school for Thursday and Friday so my husband was home from work. It was great because we normally do not get time together alone very often at all. That is one of the down sides of having a disabled child. We relish every minute alone we get. Even though we were out running errands it still was wonderful to be unencumbered.

I wish it were possible for me to take a small break. It just seems like I get caught up with my CT work I take a big breath and cross my fingers for a couple of days and another landslide comes crashing down. Whew! I keep trying to take a few tutorials here and there on my new CS3 program and designing a little. Sometimes it takes staying up really late at night. I get my best work done either then or when the house is quiet during the day. I am glad that I did not take on more that 3 CT's I would have never been able to handle more that that with my schedule and the demands of taking care of John.

On a lighter note I wanted to share a couple of layout with you. One is called Seventy Something. It is a picture of my Mom and Dad taken in the seventies sometime. I used Lynn Cumberland's Stickit from About a Man. You can find her About A Man Kit at The Scrapping Garden. http://scrappinggarden.com/

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Now that I have started doing digital Scrapbooking I have taken alot of the photos that I have of family in frames and started scanning them and scrapping them. This is one of them.
My parents met taking ballroom dancing classes so my parents used to go dancing alot.

This is a layout of my husband's Nieces baby Maddie. She is so beautiful. You just cant stop looking at her.

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I used Beth Kern's My Princess Kit to compose this layout. You can get it at http://Oneofakindscrapz.com
When my husbands family came over from Arizona to visit for awhile we were able to spend a whole day with his family. The baby is so beautiful and is sooo good. She is going to be so spoiled with all of the women dooting on her. I told her dad that he better buy a shot gun and learn how to use it and polish it when the guys start coming around because I think they will be coming in droves!!

If you scroll down to last nites post there is a stickit freebie there. Grab it while the link is still working.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Hey, Tracy thank you so much for your comment. You are right. It is a rainy place. We dont think we will be staying here forever but it was a good place to land at the time. It was the only place at the time we could afford to buy a house that he was offered orders to so bingo we moved here.

I know it is 10:20 PM but I promised a freebie on Friday and it is better late than never. My husband got the past two days off and I will explain why tomorrow. It offered us a chance to spend some alone time together which we do not get very often.

Anyway here is the layout that I made with the freebie stickit and then below is the freebie. I wanted to remind you that this is copyrighted material and that they are my own designs. Please do not share this file with others please direct them here to my blog. Any similarities to others designs are purely coincidential. You may post this stickit completed with your own pictures to your personal galleries or to my member gallery at The Scrapping Garden. I would love to see the pictures you use. You may use this stickit for your own personal use Please also do not alter this stickit in any way and if you do post it to other galleries please give me credit for creating it. Having said that I would love to give some love to Lynn Reloza and Atomic Cupcake for there help in making this stickit. Okay, got business out of the way. Please leave me so comments on your thoughts about my stickit. They are some of my first designs and I would love to here your thoughts on them.

Now for the good stuff! Here is my layout:

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The stickit is the same as above minus the pictures.
Here is the link to the download of the freebie!
Love Look at the two of us stickit.zip

Enjoy! I will be blogging tomorrow more!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Well, as promised I have a couple of layouts to share with you. They are both using Linda Cumberland's new Country Harvest Kit.
This one is one of my favorites of all of the digital Layouts I have done.

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I hope you like this one as much as I do. I am thinking about entering it into a contest. Leave me a comment and let me know if you think I should.

Here is my second layout that I did using this same kit. I wanted to do something so it would show off the pictures of the leaves that I took.

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You are not going to believe it when I tell you that I took these pictures in the Wal-Mart parking lot in Bremerton Washington. I am sure that everyone thought that I was crazy jumping out of my truck to snap the pictures. I did see a few people staring. LOL I wish they could see what the end product was. These pictures were the best out of everything that I took.

I have been thinking about my son Marc a lot lately. For some reason I am worried about him. I usually do not worry so I am very concerned as you can imagine. It is really hard when they grow up and leave home. They are adults, you have no say anymore. You have to let go. I guess this is when the real worrying begins! I havent heard his voice in over a month. I worry about whether he is okay or not. He is in the Navy and is on a ship out on a good will cruise. I dont know where he is or what he is doing. I love him so much and only want the best for him. I worry that he is engaging in behavior that can be life changing. I am sure you are wondering what but since this is a public blog I cannot say. All I can say is that my husband and I know how devestating this can be because we both have had this problem in out pasts. I worry, worry, worry. Knowing that the only thing I can do is pray, pray, pray. I do not have the power over him to make him do what I want. I guess I never did. Only was a leveler of consiquences (sp?)

Well, as to the weather there is no rain today although it looks rather gloomy outside. It could start raining any time. Well I guess I have bent your ears enough for today so I will post again tomorrow.

Make sure you check back because tommorrow I am going to have a freebie for you from my first mini kit Heart Bursts!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Boy, I have been a bad girl. Havent blogged for a few days. I have been so busy creating layouts for Linda Cumberlands new kit Country Harvest. It is such a beautiful kit. I have been so inspired by it. In the element pack there are so many wonderful elements it makes it easy to create a stunning fall layout. Or if fall is not your thing a beautiful Country layout. I have been taking my camera around town with me when I leave the house so I can get some awesome fall pictures so I can use this kit! LOL Well, Fall has truely arrived in WA style. It has rained over 7 inches since Friday. I feel like I just got out my summer clothes. Now it is time to put them away. In reality I didnt even wear all my summer clothes since we really did not even have a summer. I can almost count the sunny days on two hands. The funny thing is we had our summer in spring with temputures reaching almost 100 degrees which is unheard of for this part of the country. I truely believe the weather patterns are changing again. There has been really unseasonable weather all over the country. My husband keeps saying I am crazy but all you have to do is open your eyes.

Well, I have some awesome things to share with you today. I have a freebie from Linda Cumberlands Country Harvest Kit. Actually it is an add on but it is freee thus freebie. Here is the preview for you:

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Pick up your freebie here: http://www.scrappinggarden.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=17071

Here is the preview for her new kit Country Harvest:

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I feel this is the best kit she has done so far so dont miss out while it is on sale until the end of this week!

You can grab these two awesome kits here: http://scrappinggarden.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1459 and here: http://scrappinggarden.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1460

Check back tomorrow to see the two awesome layouts I made with this awesome kit!

Well I guess that is it for today. I should have my first ever freebie of my own done hopefully by the end of the week. It is called Heart Bursts. I was inspired by my son John Paul for this kit. I always tell him that when he smiles at me with the love that he makes my heart burst with love.
It will be a mini kit. So make sure to check back on Friday. If it is not finished yet I will at least give you a couple of elements to tickle your inspiration bone. TTFN

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