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, December 13, 2008

I feel so bad that I didnt get a Friday Freebie posted. If you came by to pick one up and it wasnt here again I am sorry. On Thursday I had a flu and pnemonia shot and I am having a hec of a reaction. I have been sweating profusely for three days and have had horrible body aches. I am having a difficult time keeping myself hydrated because of sweating so much. I have never had so much problems with shots before. Usually all I get is a sore arm. I feel sick and tired of being sick and tired!! It seems that I just get feeling better and then something else happens! Wow, cant believe it.

Make sure to check out the TSG blog at www.thescrappinggarden.blogspot.com. It is the 12 days of Christmas giveaway and you will get a piece of Kakedesigns kit each day and they will also be giving away the alphabet that I made to go along with it. It is a beautiful kit. I love Karen's work.

Have a nice weekend and I will try to get a freebie posted on Monday if I am feeling better. I am hoping I will.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

This is the newest kit that I have been working on. It is the promtional kit for The Scrapping Garden(http://www.scrappinggarden.com/). In January if you purchase $10.00 of merchandise from the site store you will receive this fun Vintage January Kit. I love this kit and it will have many, many uses for you to do. In the next few days I will make a QP for you using this cute kit. It is exclusive to TSG.

In fact if you check out TSG's Blog you will find many surprises there. Lots of fun stuff!! Our 12 days until Christmas starts tommorrow I believe where there will be many fun events for you to participate in. I know you all will have loads of fun there. I found TSG in May of 2007. I have never left and probably never will.

Lately I am getting the itch to do some paper scrapping and will probably pick up some of my paper goods and make some pages for my mom for Christmas. I most likely will not get in time for Christmas but I will still have a great time making them and passing them on to her. She has tons of pictures for all of us growing up etc and has not done anything with them so this will help her to just stick those pics down and that is that!! I also am working on a mini album for them. It will be of our Christmas together this year since my son will be here for about a week before going to Iraq.

I have finally found some peace in turning my son over to the care of God. It is the only thing that is keeping me sane. When I start to worry or freak out I stop turn it over to God and then get busy doing something!! It always helps. At first it was sooo hard but now it is getting so easy and I dont take the worry back as often.

Well, I guess that is all today! Make sure to check back tomorrow as it is sure to be a Friday Freebie day!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

I had so much problems posting on my blog yesterday that I gave up!! I dont know what the problem was but things kept deleting themseleves and I couldnt believe it. I wanted to through my puter against the wall. When I get to that point I have to stop, take a deep breath and stop what I am trying to do. It is not the end of the world. So you will receive the freebie that you would have gotten yesterday.

Here is a wonderful QP that I made with a collab kit that I did with Marsha for our monthly chat challenge we have. It was sad because no one ended up posting any layouts so these QP's went to waste. So I decided to go ahead and give them away on my blog. Here is the preview of that QP.

Here is the link to pick it up at. This is a personal use only QP and not shareable. If you think a friend will like it then send them here to get it. Thank you in advance to adhering to this request. www.scrappinggarden.com/april/als_fallflourish_postingbonus02.zipPlease leave me some love if you like the QP I miss getting messages and comments on my blog. :( Dont you feel sorry for me hehehe.
The award at the top of this post was something special I received. It was back in July from my wonderful friend Linda Cumberland. Her blog addy is as follows: http://www.linda-scrappingcorner.blogspot.com/ I was sick most of the end of the summer so I did not see it until recently. I am posting it here for you to enjoy. I am excited I was given this award by her.
Here are the rules for the passing on:

1. The winner can put the logo on her blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the girls you've nominated
Here are my seven people in no particular order!
2. Delicous Scraps: http://www.deliciousscrap.com/
3. Linda Cumberland's site. She always has an awesome site!!: http://www.linda-scrappingcorner.blogspot.com/
7. Misbhvin Scraps: http://www.misbhvinscraps.com/
I know you will enjoy their blogs as much as I have. They are such fun places to visit!!
Well, that is it for today. Enjoy the freebie and check back tommorrow because you never know when there will be another!!!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Whew!! I think I have finally gotten my Christmas shopping finished!! My DH's birthday is on Jan 1st so I have his b-day present all ready too!! I got him an 8gb Nano and a stero system for it also. It is a Sony and has a CD player with it also. I am sure it will end up being mostly for the whole family. At least the stero part as we no longer have anyway to play music except in our vehicles. I was hoping to have another freebie for you today but for some reason I am having problems with my hotmail account and photobucket. It is taking so long for it to load up that it is kicking me off of them. GRRRR!!!...

I appreciate all of the comments I got on my pictures of Mira. I was very surprised when I popped them up on the computer and they came out so well. With just a little photo shopping mostly with the levels they were amazing!!! I still have tons of presents to wrap and cards to get out which I dont know if that will happen yet. If I am able to get my programs to work properly I will get a freebie posted later.

Take care all and have a great day!!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Sorry it's been so long!!

Sorry it has been so long since I last posted anything. My life has turned topsy turvie and I have not had any time at all to post anything!! I have gotten more involved with taking pictures and recently have taken so awesome photos of my Great-Niece. I will share them with you now!





I am learning to take my camera off of program and use Manual which means f-stops and the whole shi-bang!!

Anyways, enough of that I have a small freebie for you from my First Frost Kit extras that did not make it into the kit. So without further ado here it is:


Here is the link: www.scrappinggarden.com/april/als_firstfrost_paper34.zip

You can view the whole kit here:
and the add-on here: http://www.scrappinggarden.com/shop/product.php?productid=17832&cat=0&page=2

I am going to try real hard to keep up with my blog now and have more freebies for you in the coming weeks. I definitely know that after Jan. 1, I will be freed up with more time to work on my blog. I hope that everyone's Thanksgiving was great and you got enough turkey to last you until next year. I know I did!! LOL Have a wonderful day and enjoy the freebie!

Friday, May 9, 2008


Boy do I ever have a lot to catch up on!! The Doctor has changed my medication and I am already feeling so much better! It has given me a lot more energy and the pain is totally gone. I am still taking the Methadone but am wheening off of it and I will know exactly what the meds are capable of as soon as I am totally off of that.
What I have been able to do though is some designing. I have a lot of new things to share with you and hopefully I will have time tommorrow to completely share it all with you as well as give you another freebie. Chantal has been busy with more Quick Pages for you and you know how talented she is. I also have a freebie up my sleeve for you myself. So hopefully I will continue to have the good energy to follow through with what I have planned.

Anyway, I have my first Commercial Use Grab Bag. It is called This & That because that is exactly what it is. A bunch of This and That. I had a fun time making it and so far it seems to be a hit. Here is the preview:

PhotobucketIt is on sale for $3.00 until Midnight on May 14th which then it will be revealed. Some of it will go into a This & That kit but not all of it so it is best you not wait so you can take advantage of this great deal. You can find it here: http://www.scrappinggarden.com/shop/product.php?productid=16834&cat=0&page=2

The next item on the agenda is the Bette's Butterflies. It is a promotional kit. It has been extremely popular. If you spend $10.00 in the store not just my store but $10.00 in the whole site you will get this cute kit automatically in you cart. This kit was made in rememberence of my Sister's Mother - in - Law. Her name was Bette. She loved Butterflies and had a huge collection of them. She was the most sweetest lady I know. She had a lot of bad behavior to deal with from her husband and her only daughter, she was a queen through it all. I never heard her speak a cross word or purposefully be mean or spiteful to anyone. I looked up to her and was always considered part of the family. So heres to you Bette. This is my tribute to you!!:


Tuesday of this week at 7:00PM Eastern time Marsha and I had our usual Grow Your Element Challenge Crop/Chat. No one showed up. :( We were very sad about it but it gave us both a chance to catch up and plan some more fun things for our up coming challenges. Anyway we decided to try it again so this coming Tuesday May 13th at 7:00 PM Eastern Time we will try it again. We hope to see you all there as we really missed getting to chat with each one of you. This months kit is called A MOTHER'S TOUCH. This kit is more to the elegent side of things and has some fun elements and papers. It is on sale for $3.00! We hope you will enjoy it as much as we do. How the challenge works is you come to our chat and get the elements from the challenge. They all match the featured kit named above. Then you you use the elements as much as you can without taking away from the balance or construction of you layout. We want the focus to stay where it belongs, your picture. Here are the previews of the kit:
You can find it here: http://www.scrappinggarden.com/shop/product.php?roductid=16821&cat=0&page=1

We hope to see you at the crop!!

I guess that is enough information for today. I hope you all have a wonderful evening and come back tomorrow as I hope I will have a goodie or two for you!!

Happy Scrapping

Thursday, April 24, 2008


I have not been a very good girl about blogging this past month. I have had my son visit and then have had a hard time keeping myself healthy. From headaches to the stomach flu it has almost been way too much for me. Of course all of this has made it really hard on my Fibromyalgia. The weather has been popping back and forth inbetween nice warm spring weather to bitter cold with snow!! Not good for someone with Fibromyalgia.

I have a couple of new kits out and they both are on sale. The first kit is Spring Garden. It is on sale for $3.75. There was such a good response to the sale I decided to extend it until the end of the month.

Here are the previews:



You can find the kit here: http://www.scrappinggarden.com/shop/product.php?productid=16586&cat=0&page=2 Again on sale for $3.75 that is a 42% savings!!!

The next new kit I have is A Mother's Love. This is another Shabby Chic Whimsical Mother's Day Kit. This kit uses many of this years popular Spring Colors! Here are the Previews:




This kit is also on sale. The regular Price is $5.00 now $3.75.
You may find this kit here: http://www.scrappinggarden.com/shop/product.php?productid=16788&cat=0&page=1

Thank you so much for reading this long post. Make sure to pop by tomorrow to pick up your Friday Freebie!! Have a wonderful evening!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Friday Freebie!!!

Well, today I will have a Friday Freebie!!! Yeay!!! Now that I have a CT Team I have someone to make the SticKits for me. I am so lucky!! Right now the TSG Store is closed for some awesome renovations!! You as a customer are going to be so happy with what is coming!! We will be having a Grand Opening and be having an awesome sale so you dont want to miss a second of it!! Hopefully Grand re-opening will be on this coming Monday.
I am getting used to the quiet of having my oldest son gone. It is so nice to have him here yet at the same time I cant get any work done because I want to spend all my time with him which is as it should be. John Paul is home from school with me today. Somehow this past week he got off of his sleeping schedule again so I am attempting to get him back on it. It usually takes a few days for this if he is cooperative. lol

I am planning a great intro to my CT Team hopefully sometime this next week so make sure to stay tuned and you will get to see their fab work.

Tina Bently is one of the members on my CT Team. You can find her beautiful work in my Personal Gallery at TSG. It is here: http://www.scrappinggarden.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=812

Nothing much else is going on at the moment so I guess it is freebie time! Here is the preview:

Please download here: http://www.scrappinggarden.com/april/als_fridayfreebie.zip

I hope you all have a wonderful day and please stop a moment to give Chantal some love on here SticKit!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Under Construction

Just a small note to let everyone know as my life evolves so does my blog. I will be doing some updating on my blog in the next few weeks to come. I finally got some help. My last CT call was very successful. I have four people and one person to do my Quick Pages for me which will become my Friday Freebies. Hopefully my other CT members will also be offering QP's on their blogs also. When I have a few layouts of my Team I will be posting them here with links to their galleries. They are all very talented. I am very grateful to have them all on my Team. Diva's Designs is growing. Where once there was only one Diva there is now five!!! LOL

There are many changes are happening in my life lately. My son came home to visit for 2.5 weeks and I was so glad to see him. That is why you havent heard from me here much. I have been spending all of my additional free time with him. Even if we are just hanging out we are together and that is all that matters. Family should always be first. Well, I need to go for now but you will see things change some around here so please bare with me an enjoy coming to visit and see the awesome changes.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Grow your Elements Chat/Crop and New Kit!

My dear friend, Marsha Connell, and myself, collaberate on a monthly kit and element challenge at TSG. This month we have created A COUNTRY EASTER for you. It is a huge MEGA KIT, about 100 MB, AND we will offer even more at our chat on April 8 at 7pm EST.
Here is a preview of the kit, and you can buy it in for ONLY $3.00 ..... that is 57% off till May 7! Now who could pass this by????
My Kit Preview: [IMG]http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb167/ascrapbookdiva/als_acntestr_prevblog.jpg[/IMG]

Marsha's Preview: [IMG]http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb167/ascrapbookdiva/als_acntestr_prevblog.jpg[/IMG]

We would love to have you join us for the chat, pick up your FREEBIE elements, and post a layout at TSG, to receive even MORE goodies from us!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Good News Bad News

Well, I have good news and bad news to share. Which would you like to hear first? LOL Well, lets go with the bad lol. Well, I had someone apply for my CT position. I accepted her as she had a nice gallery set up and had been scrapping for a while. She seemed very excited and I thought wow this is going to work well. Then this morning I got the Im so overwhelmed and I dont think I can do this, yadda, yadda, yadda. Oh, man I am so disappointed. I really need the help so bad!! I am having a hard time doing the designing and the layouts etc. etc. Then there is the advertising. For some reason that always goes to the bottom of the list. That is so bad!! I need to advertise more!! I need more hours in the day!!!

Okay enough moaning and groaning!! The Good News is that I am taking over Linda Cumberland's Challenge Blueprint Challenge while she is on extended leave. I am very excited about this. It is going to be a fun challenge for me too! This month Linda already had done a sketch so I was off the hook but if I am still needed next month then I will have to make a sketch which I have never done but I am sure up to it!! I take the challenge on willingly lol!

I am still working on the featured kit but have one of the posting bonus' to show you. This bonus is if you complete the challenge with the featured kit. Here it is!:
Photobucket These are exclusive pieces that you will only get as a posting bonus. They will never be in the kit itself. I am so excited about this kit. If you have been to The Scrapping Garden lately you will have seen a sneak peak of the kit for the color challenge. I am excited to get it finished. I am almost there. I need to get it finished I dont think I am going to get it in by Friday. Maybe for Tuesday. OH MY the Challenge starts on Monday. Maybe I can pospone it until Tuesday. I think I am going to have too. Darn. I just realized today was Wednesday. I am too late for it to get in by midnight tonight. Oh Well!!

Thanks for reading and I will see you all on Friday with a Freebie. Pray for me that I will get some more applications on my CT Call. Have a wonderful evening!!


Monday, March 10, 2008

I'm Back!!

It is so nice to be back on my own blog. While I like blogging on The Scrapping Garden's Blog once in a while it is just so good to be home!! I had a pretty interesting weekend considering that Dean worked all day on Saturday and then was gone doing personal stuff all day on Sunday.

Saturday Morning John Paul and I went out to Breakfast. We always do that when Dean works. It gives him and I something to do together and he really does love going to Breakfast the most. The great thing for him was that Dean called after he got off work and wanted to meet us at the same resturant that I took John out for Breakfast. They serve Breakfast 24 hours a day so John got two Breakfasts!! He was so happy!! It would be nice if everyone was so easy to please!! Then when Dean was finished with his errands on Sunday we met him in Tacoma at Applebee's for Dinner. Whenever we go there I always get a half salad so I have room for dessert. I got the flowing Chocolate Cake with icecream. OMG it was so rich. I got to the last two bites and couldnt eat anymore. I was starting to get nauseated. I should have ordered coffee with it. I will know for next time. It was worth it though. So good. Soooo... Chocolatey(if that isnt a word I just now invented it!! LOL)

My Nephew's wife called me this morning which was a wonderful surprise!! I havent heard from them in so long! They had been homeschooling the boys which was totally not working. Well this year they decided to put the boys back into school. I am so happy. One answered prayer. Their youngest son is ADHD. They had not been medicating him. Just trying to take care of it naturally. Well, that didnt work so they finally got him put on Adderall!! Another answered prayer!! Their youngest child which is a girl. Her name is Mira is walking and talking. She is very, very intelligent. She is the cutest thing too. I will share a layout with her in it!!

Photobucket This is a layout using Linda Cumberland's Kit called "Madeline" Before I started Designing I used to be a CT for Linda. Mira is on the far left. My Nephew's boys are in the Middle and John Paul is on the far right. These pictures were taken this last summer when my sister "My nephew's mother", came to visit us. I hadnt been doing layouts very long when I did this one so I know the drop shadows are a little higher than they should be.

I wanted to remind everyone that my Celtic Dreams Kit is in the store now. It will be on Sale until the 11th of March. Then it will go to regular price. Here are the previews of that kit:

Paper Pack:
Photobucket This kit is a more traditional kit and the paper pack has five bonus' in it. It was a fun kit to do and I learned a lot while I was doing it. I hope you all have a great day and I will be back for more blogging at least on Wednesday. I will try to make it tomorrow but I know I will make it for sure on Wednesday!

Have a wonderful Day,


Friday, February 29, 2008

Friday Freebie and other stuff!

Well, it is that time of the week again for the Friday Freebie.

Here it is:

Photobucket It is from a kit that I am working on for May. It is called Bette's Butterflies after my sisters Mother-in-Law Bette who just past away durning the Christmas Holidays. She was a delighful Lady who had a Faith in God that I wish I could attain. Hope you enjoy the stickit. Here is the link for it: http://www.scrappinggarden.com/april/als_BettesButterflies_Stickit 01.zip

Not much else going on here right now. Dean has gotten a bad cold again and we are just trying as hard as we can not to get JP sick again. He is continuing to do better. Next week his his re-check apt with his Doc. I cant wait to see what the x-ray says. Today was the last day of his Antibiotic so I hope it has wiped out all of the Pnemonia in his lungs. I know the Doc at the hospital told me it takes along time for his lungs to resolve after being so filled with fluid.

I have been busy designing and hope to have my Celtic Dreams Paper Pack and Celtic Dreams Element Pack done soon. I would like to get them in the store ASAP.

There is one Newsflash! I am going to be on the TSG Blog again Next Week Starting on March 2nd which is this Sunday. I love doing it and it really does boost my sales a little. I will be able to make sure that people see my new kits. I am also going to try to give out a few freebies during the week but not everyday like last time. It caused some problems with a few people having the expectations that it was a freebie blog and they got really angry when there wasnt any freebies for them when Jen took over from me. It made me feel bad that maybe I let people believe they would always get freebies. I never said that and I dont think I implied it either. After Jen got that really nasty comment I just felt bad so I will keep the freebies down to a minimum. Maybe Monday, Wednesday, Friday or something like that.

Take care everyone and have a wonderful weekend. I also am going to announce a CT Call on the TSG Blog. I am looking for one person to do layouts and one person to do my advertising for me. This will help me greatly to just concentrate on designing. I am going to post on the blog on TSG and on DST. I also am looking for a person to be a guest CT for 3 months and then in 3 months change. so I really will have two people working on layouts. Well I really bent your ear off today. Everyone take care and have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Layout Share and Crop/Chat Ads

John Paul is steadily getting better. He is worn out coming back home after school but a 15 minute nap and he is re-charged and rearin' to go. His tooth problem was luckily only swollen gums from incoming teeth. He is getting 12 yr molars. It is normal for downs kids to get teeth late and sometimes not get a lot of permanent teeth at all. I seem to be plagued with a migrane cluster headache. You know, one of those that never totally goes away. Then it explodes into a star studded pain. It has been going on for a week now. I am trying not to take anything for them but it seems that I end up doing it anyway. I guess that is why I have had it for so long. I get re-bound headaches from taking anything for my headache. I just cant handle the pain especially when I throw up because of it.

All else is going good. I went into Silverdale this week to get my IRS receipt for how much I paid in on my business taxes. Next year will be worse because it is a whole year. I get paid for being JP's caregiver since he is over 18 years old. I get paid fairly well I might add. The only complaint is that it puts us in a higher tax bracket and I have to pay quarterly taxes. YUCK!! At least it pretty much insures we will get something in return. Our tax return ususally pays for our summer activities. I know I am going to want to go see my family a few times this next year with my dad losing his memory I want to enjoy him now while I can.

I also went by Michaels I finally broke down and got myself a Crop a dial. I cant believe I waited so long to purchase one. I was afraid I wasnt going to be able to use it because of my wrist problem. Wow, This was so easy to use. I am so glad I got it. I recommend it to anyone who is still paper scrapping or doing altered art or hybrid scrapping. It make punching holes and setting eyelets a breeze. I have two other eyelet setters I do not know what to do with now. I dont think my mother would be able to use either one. I dont know of anyone else who scrapbooks or would need an eyelet setter. Maybe I will call Carol. Maybe there is someone in her group who could use it.

I am so excited!! Marsha aka Froggypond and I have our first Chat /Crop coming up!! It will be on March 4th at 7:00 PM eastern time. 4:00 pm Pacific Time. 3:00 for Alaska Time. It is an Element Challenge. At the Crop we will introduce the element and give them out as freebies. Then we will explain the Challenge. The Challenge is to use as many of the chosen element on your layout while keeping it uncluttered and well constructed with the focus on the picture. Fun, Fun. We will be unveiling the Challenge at the Crop. I am so excited. Below is the ad that will appear in the Scrapping Garden Newsletter:


Looks like fun doesnt it? It will be I gurantee it!

Now, I have a layout share using my Chocolate Silk Kit Add-on. This kit is like a kit in itself. There are so many awesome elements and papers to make your mouth water! Here is a layout I did using this kit:


You can find the kit here: http://scrappinggarden.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1889

Make sure to read Marches Newsletter because there is a freebie in there from me!!

Hope you all have an awesome evening and make sure to pop back in on Friday for the Friday Freebie!!

Friday, February 22, 2008

Friday Freebie!!!

I am greatful it is Friday!! The weekend is here. I am glad that this was a short week. John went back to school yesterday and he seems to be getting back into the routine of things. I am glad that he is well. It is nice to have my days back too! It is funny though. I miss having him around. I love him so much and got so used to him being with me the past month. So it is an oxymoran that I am glad and sad both! lol

John's teeth problem was minor. He tolerated the Dentist very well and we were able to get a really good x-ray. Where his molars are coming in it seems the roots are gone off of the baby teeth. So they should pop out at any time. This is a relief. There are no major cavities that could be causing pain. It seems the only problem is that his gums are inflamed where his teeth are coming in. I got some ambesol (mint flavored) believe it or not John likes it. It seems to be doing the trick. He is eating and drinking normally today. A big relief!! On March 5th he has a follow-up appointment and another chest x-ray. I will give you all an update at that time.

As the time gets closer for my older son to come home on leave the more excited I get. I miss him so much!! I know he will miss Hawaii as he transfers to San Diego but at least the climate change isnt too bad. My parents are doing okay. Just waiting on those tests for my father. I need to ask my mom when they will be. I hate waiting. That is always the worst part. When you do not know what is going on.

The weather here was spectacular during the eclipse. My camera's batteries ran out!! I was so bummed. My DH got some really awesome pictures though! I will be sharing them with you in the coming month. I cant wait to get them scrapped. I will have to make a special little kit for them.

The dog is doing better and is feeling pretty well. I can bathe him in a few days and that will be so good. He smells so bad. That is the one thing about Shitzues they smell.

Well, I bet you are saying: "Forget about your family I want the freebie!!" Okay, here it is:



It is from a kit that Marsha and I are working on. These were the rejects! I hope you like them!

Make sure to hit the chat room on March 4th at 7:00pm est. time! It will be our first Chat together. It is called "Grow your Elements" Since this is the intro chat you will find out the element when you come to the chat. The featured kit will be "Irish Gold" It will be in the store for $3.00. When you come to the chat you will find out and receive your elements for freebies!!
This is going to be so fun I cant stand it!!! You will also find out what the challenge is and be given 3 WEEKS to complete it!!! The posting gift is two SticKits and if you use our kit you will receive an awesome Alpha! So mark your Calendars for March 4th at 7:00PM!!!

Thanks for reading all the way to the bottom is you did and I hope to post more tomorrow. You know how that goes though. The first week of March I will be back on the TSG Blog and that will be so much fun!! Make sure to come and visit me there!!

Monday, February 18, 2008

Layout Share

Tonight I have a layout to share with you that I made for the Blueprint in my Garden Challenge at The Scrapping Garden. http://www.scrappinggarden.com/ I used a kit that I was working on. I have named it Celtic Dreams. It is a fun kit to work on and I am learning alot from it. I now have another Designer who is sharing her wisdom with me to help me learn better design principles. Her Name is Marsha and she is known as Froggypond on the forum. Make sure to check out her store too after you get finished looking at mine! lol :) Anyway here is the layout.


This is a couple of pictures of our Dream Trailer. We hopefully will live in this Trailer. As soon as my DH retires we will be on the road. We will be getting a fireplace where the cabinet is under the TV. John will also have his own bed. We are so excited. I cant believe this is something that can be possible for us. We will need to get a new truck also so that we have a truck that can pull this large of a trailer.

Well, what do you think about the kit? Do you like the colors and the gold border? What are some things you would like to see in the kit? I have tons of Irish Blood in me. I think that is where I get my short temper from. Also, when I was younger I had strawberry blonde hair. Red hair does run heavily in our family. I tease about having Irish and Scottish blood which I do. Well the story is that Scottish and Irish people have never been very fond of each other. I tell people that is why I have so much conflict going on inside of my head! lol I have enjoyed putting this kit together. I still have a lot more work to do although I do not think it will be much longer before it is ready.

John did not have too good of a day today. I hope he isnt getting sick again. Although he is cutting four molars right now also. He isnt wanting to eat which makes me think his teeth are hurting him. Poor guy if it isnt one thing it is another. I will be calling the dentist tomorrow to try to get an appt as soon as possible. His fever is still normal. I just think it is his teeth. Dean is desperately worried about him again. I hope tomorrow will be better for him.

I will write to you tomorrow. Hope you had a nice holiday!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Out To Breakfast!

We are headed out to Breakfast this morning which is a tradition of ours. We either go on Saturday or Sunday depending on Dean's work schedule. John is doing well enough for us to venture out to get breakfast. I am just so grateful he healed so fast! Thank you for all of your thoughts and prayers! He responded so well to the antibiotics. I am so pleased. Of course in the hospital they use very, very strong antibiotics. It still seems like a bad dream. I am singing loud praises for the hospital and the staff there. We were Kings and Queen while there. They were so kind, helpful and were always asking if we needed anything.

I will need to get out some of our Breakfast Out pictures to scrap to share with you. I may need to make a kit for it. I cant figure out in my mind which kit will work for those Pictures!

Back to the hospital. I think that I am going to make a brag book with pictures I took after John started feeling better of him in the hospital. I think that will be a nice unusual Thank you gift.

Now, John is feeling a little tired out. We had a friend come to visit him. Brought him a huge, huge stuffed doggie and a mylar balloon. He got down off of the couch and played for a long time with that balloon. I think he got a little tired out.

Not much else going on today thank goodness. I will share some layouts with you tomorrow or at least the beginning of the brad book for the hospital!!

Bye for now!

Friday, February 15, 2008

John Paul Is Home!!!

John Paul is finally home. We got home yesterday evening about 5:00 PM. He is doing great! Tomorrow I am going to let him get down off of the couch and play. I think he will be able to handle it fine. He still is not drinking like he should so I have been giving him jello. He loves that. For some reason he doesnt really want anything too cold. I know he is getting several new molars right now so that may be reason why he doesnt like really cold things.

I also have gotten some bad news about my father. It looks like he may be having mini strokes that are beginning to affect his memory. We suspect that there has been a problem for the last four to five years. He will be undergoing more tests to make sure that this is really what is going on. This dementia is just as invasive as Alzhemiers but the person will live a lot longer than if it where Alzhemiers. I worked in an Alzhemiers facility for about 1.5 years and know what the future holds. It is not pretty. Especially for the family. It is so hard on the family. The tunnel is long and dark. I am trying to not dwell on it too much at the present since we do not know for sure yet. If this does happen It will help me to be able to journal about it. I am glad I have a blog. I am sorry that I do not have a Friday Freebie Posted. I hope you all understand in light of me being in the hospital with JP all week. Didnt get too much computer time as well as there being no internet connection.

I am looking for a couple Creative Team Members. I will be posting the call in the next week or so. I will post it here and at Digital Shop Talk. I will be posting a Guest CT call at the Scrapping Garden. It will be a Three month commitment. I do not want to put all of my customers on my CT Team. I will end up not making any money! LOL If you think you migt be interested leave me a comment with an email addy I can get ahold of you at. I will not publish your comment so everyone will not have your email addy. I will get back to you with the requirements etc.

Before I go I wanted to let you all know what I have in the works at the moment. an add-on to the Faith, Hope, Charity Kit, a St Patrick's Day Kit, a Celtic Kit, and a Spring/Easter Kit, as well as Bette's Butterflies Kit. I will be saving Bette's Butterflies for the Monthly 10.00 giveaway kit.

I hope you all have a great evening. I will post again tomorrow.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

A Whole Week!!

It has been a whole week since I blogged here. I am sorry to those who checked my blog and I wasnt here. I hope you mosied on over to The Scrapping Garden Blog to catch me there. I got used to writing every day so I hope I can keep that up here.

I just added another kit to the store. It will be in the Store on Tuesday just in time for Valentines Day. It is Called Victorian Collage. It is an element kit of collaged hearts perfect for your Valentine Cards or Packages. It also can be the perfect topping for your layout when wondering what else that Valentine Layout Needs.

Here is the preview.

Photobucketyou will be able to find it in my store on Tuesday for $2.99 Such a great price for these beautiful elements. I used some of the papers from my Bearly Valentines Day Kit so if you purchased that kit this element kit would make the perfect companion.

I also wanted to extend the time on my Bearly Valentines Day Kit Sample I had on my blog. So you can grab it here for the next 48 hours and then it will be gone.


John is still running a low grade temprature. I cant believe it. It seems to me the fever should have abated by now. I am almost tempted to take him back in if he isnt better by tomorrow. I have never seen the flu act like this before. Usually the temp. lasts for a few days and then is over with. I have been giving him pudding and popsicles and yougurt. He seems to have a very bad cough. I am afraid that he may have Pnemonia now. I think I will take him in tomorrow. It surely will make me feel better anyway.

Not much else is happening in the Sevigny family today so I guess I will sign off for now and write again tomorrow. Remember that Friday is normal Freebie Day so definitely make sure to check back then. And you just might find a surprise here on Valentines Day Too!!

Please feel free to leave me a comment. It is nice to hear from you and I really love the support it gives me.

Also, Shelia I hope you check my blog. You said you might be interested in being my CT. You did not leave a way for me to contact you. I think I could use at least one CT right now. I can send you an application and then we can talk some more about it. I have to give permisson for your post to be published and I promise if you leave your email I will not publish it. Thanks so much!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 4, 2008

Just a remindar that I am blogging at the TSG Blog this week. Head on over there and give me a hollar!! I am giving away pieces of my Mini Kit: Faith, Hope, Charity. See you there.


I will be back here next week. Thanks so much for all of your supporting comments! That certainly keeps me going!

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Not much going on today. I worked most of the day getting my add-on kit ready to submit to get into the store. I was home alone with JP today too. So I felt like I was split in two trying to take care of him and also get work done.

I did get my mini kit finished for the TSG Blog. That took me a few hours. I used the kit that I made for the Color Challenge. It will make a great freebie Mini Kit. I really want to let people know how I design and what my style is turning out to be. It looks like my style is going to be a Bohemien style, grungy, flourishy, vintage. I may surprise you all once in a while with a out of the box kit. That is the whole joy of designing. You have the POWER!!! lol

Here is a picture of the mini kit and make sure you come by and visit me at The Scrapping Garden Blog. Go to http://www.scrappinggarden.com/ and then press the TSG Blog link. Now remember I am on the West Coast so I will be posting a little later.


Thursday, January 31, 2008

Crazy time again. I have a feeling this will be my life for awhile. I have been really busy designing the rest of my Chocolate Silk Kit so I can get it all in my store for you. It will end up being a huge kit by the time I am finished. I will be listing the Kit that I made for the Color Challenge as a Lil Bud Kit and then I have a Paper Add-on that will have many more papers including some that look as though they have Chocolate Swirls on them. Yum. Then the element add-on. This will be one kit Im telling you!

Monday is our debut chat where our mentor Michelle Rodriquez will introduce us as new designers. Our debut Mega Kit - Great Beginnings will be unveiled and there will be fun and prizes. Come and join the fun at The Scrapping Garden/www.scrappinggarden.com in the chat room at 9PM Eastern time.

Well here is the Friday Freebie hope you enjoy and look for my Chocolate Silk Kits coming to The Scrapping Garden Site Soon! http://www.scrappinggarden.com/ .


Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Boy, things have been crazy the past few days. Not just with getting contracts signed and reading the handbook and designing, designing, designing but the weather! It is so unusual for Western Washington to be this cold. No school on Monday and Tuesday and more snow on the way. Crazy!

I finally got everything approved for my class and got my contributions in to the Mentoring leader. Wow, like I said crazy time. Getting everything ready to send to her. The hardest part was to get my links to work! Then finding out it was something stupid like forgetting to put .zip at the end of my link!!! Ugh!!!

Everything seems to be going good around the house. The only difficult thing is having John Paul home and trying to take care of him and design too. I am working on Getting my Chocolate Silk kit ready to put into the store. That way after our debut I will be able to get it right in the store so at least I have something in there. I will be disabling the link here for my mini kit and that will be going in the store. I also have a paper add-on and an element add-on that I am working on. I then will be getting a StiKit Kit ready to put in the store also. I am also working on a kit called Bearly Valentines Day. That will hopefully be coming out soon after the Chocolate Silk Set. I also am working on a Spring Kit called Bette's Butterflies in memory of my Sisters Mother in Law. It is coming along beautifully and is going to have tons of butterflies all over. I am hoping to put at least one butterfly in every kit I do as a rememberance to her. She was one of the most patient, Compassionate women I know.

I do have a layout share for today.

Here is a layout of me opening presents on Christmas Day 2007

PhotobucketI had a great time this past Christmas. I got so many goodies for my computer. It was amazing. I also got a new Lumapix Camera which takes the most awesome pictures. This picture was taken with that camera.

Here is a layout of my son John Paul. This is when he was 7 years old. He is now 1 going on 19.

Both of these layout are done with kits from Linda Cumberland. The top on is Whimsical Christmas Paper Pack and Element Pack and the bottom one is a stickit from Lindas Back to School kit. You can find them both at The Scrapping Garden, http://www.scrappinggarden.com/

Well, I have bent your ears long enough today. I plan on having a Friday Freebie this Friday. One from my new Valentines Kit. Hopefully it will wet your appetite for more.

See you on Friday!!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Check out my Slide Show!

I am so excited and anxious!! I sent my elements in to be looked at and there was a problem with some of them. I used a template that was not cleaned up that well that I had bought at another site other than The Scrapping Garden. So I got several of my elements sent back to me to be fixed. I fixed them sent them back and am now waiting to see if everything is good now. I am so nervous and anxious. I feel like I just gave my big pitch for work and am now waiting to see if the clients will take it or not. I have been checking my email every five minutes just about. I know I am in sad shape.

Meanwhile I have been going through my layouts and re-saving them as jpegs. My DH is making a portfolio for me. He is a professional photographer(part-time) and is getting one done for him. Mostly to give to people who would like him shoot their wedding. Although he does many types of photography. I am partnered with him as offering a service to either paper scrap or digital scrap their wedding or other pictures they may have. He will do a slideshow for me and put it to music. I also am going to write a TOU so the copyrights will not be infringed upon. It will be pretty neat when he is finished with it. I have been helping him choose the music for it. We have been having a terrible time picking out one that will work for the first section. It has been difficult. It is a big production to upload music to this program. So we are trying to make due with what he already has on their. I still have several wedding layouts to do as examples of what I will be able to do for them. Of course now that I know how to design I will be doing custom kits for their pictures. Or at least be using my own products that I make. That way there will be no problem with copyright infringement.

A sad thing that has happened this week is my DH's best friend did pass away on Tuesday. I have been helping my DH with getting a portrait that he took of his friend blown up pretty large for his wife. It is a very sad situation. He got scerosis (sp) of the liver from being too overweight. Then because he was so overweight they couldnt do any surguries for him because the odds were to high he would die on the table. No doctors would touch him to do a transplant. Sad, very sad. My heart is breaking for his wife. This all was unnecessary if he would have taken the doctors advice and lost that weight. The funeral is on Saturday and they will cremate him at the beginning of the week.

This whole situation gives you so much to think about and so much to be grateful for. I am grateful for every day I have. Even with my fibromyalgia. Things could always be do much worse.

I guess that is all for today. Sorry to end on a downer. Here in WA it was a sunny day with the temp reaching 40 degrees today. At nite it has been dropping below zero. The bucket that we have been collecting rainwater in has 3 inches of ice in the top. The ground is frozen too. I guess I will need a new garden this spring! lol

Chow for now!

Monday, January 21, 2008

I certainly have been busy lately. Oh, my! I think I finished my last assignment for the mentoring program and am ready to send it off to the mentor. I know she has a lot to go through so I am finished so I will send it off. It isnt fair to her to wait even though everything is finished to the due date. I am waiting for an answered questionan then I will send them off.

I got an email from my son that he will be coming to visit on the way to his new post. He will be stationed at Balboa Navy Hospital in San Diego. He will be coming on his way there. He will be staying for a few weeks. I have a lot to do to get ready for him to come. He is coming on the 15th of March and will be staying until around the 7th of April. I am so excited. I miss him so much! He is 25 but will always be my baby.

John Paul has had a rough last few days. Hopefully things will calm down when he goes back to school tomorrow. I hope so! He has been so defiant lately. At least I can hold my patience. My DH has a harder time. We play tag team which helps.

I have been checking around to a lot of web sites for tutorials and commercial use items. Getting my arsenal ready for when I am unleashed and able to start designing. I want to take the time now to thank Karen Wallace. She was so wonderful to make a kit for all of the students to get us started and I have some other of her Commercial Use items. I really like her style. I think it is a lot like mine. I think I have found the font I want to use for the labeling on my kits so that will be great. I wish I had a tablet so I could use my own handwriting. It is definitely on my wish list as well as a new laptop with a larger screen. This screen makes it difficult sometimes to design if I have to have several documents open at one time. Sigh! I guess we always are wanting something better. Karen anyway after this long disertation Thank you, thank you, and thank you again. Thank you for your support and your help in finding the item I was looking for.

I also, have started on my Valentines kit. It seems to be turning out to be more on the elegent side. We will see. With my mentoring kit I started going one way and it took off in another. It kind of told me where it wanted to go.

Well, I guess that is all for today. Hopefully I will have time this next week to get a few layouts done so I can share some more with you. Friday with another Freebie will be coming soon too! Remember to check back then. If it isnt up yet check back. Remember I am on the west coast so it may be in the afternoon for you before I get it posted.

Hope you all are having a great Sunday. Take care of yoursel and Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, January 18, 2008


It is here again already!! Friday Freebie. It seems just like yesterday that I posted the last one. Boy, time sure flies while you are having fun!! I pretty much have gotten a handle on my elements for the Great Beginnings Mega Kit that will be available sometime the beginning of February. I still have plenty more to do with lots of ideas for future kits. I am glad that I started a notebook because otherwise knowing me I would forget! I also have an altered project I hope I get to soon that I am going to use my Chocolate Silk kit. That was really the first kit I made even though it was only a mini. It actually is turning into a larger kit than I had realized. I most likely will post the mini and the add-on in the store for those who did not have a chance to get it. It was fun to put it together. I most likely will add a few more patterned papers also.

My DH had his yearly physical yesterday. He wont tell me any real details. I had to force some of it out of him. He has gained ten more pounds since last year and he was already over-weight then. I am really worried about him and his weight. The Doctor keeps telling him to lose weight. He has a friend who is morbidly obese and is now dying of Liver failure due to his weight. The big problem is not being able to do any types of surgery because he is so obese he would die on the operating table. It has scared me enough to try and get myself back to eating more healthy. You would think my dh would to. The real realization is I cannot control my DH, what he does or how he eats. It really is up to him. What he does and what he puts into his body. I do, do the shopping so that is the only way I can help him besides praying. It frightens me that I may be left alone to care for our downsyndrome son who will be nineteen in February. I do know that He has gotten to the point in his food addiction that he hides food. I have found the chips and other junk food that he has stashed here and there so I will not find it. I dont know if it is because he doesnt want me to have any which would be hording or if he doesnt want me to say anything to him. I really try to hold my toungue when I do find things because I know that getting upset or saying things just makes it worse. My DH is a stubborn one and can hold out or not do something just to spite me. I dont know some of my friends say their dhs are the same about holding out. Maybe it is just a guy thing. Anyway enough of my issues at home I bet you want your freebie!

First here is a layout share. This Layout I made for the Braving the Elements Challenge at The Scrapping Garden. It is a great Challenge and you should check it out here: http://www.scrappinggarden.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3087

Here is my layout!


This layout is using the freebies offered at the challenge and Lynn's "Delightfully Wintry" Kit
You can find her kit also at The Scrapping Garden.com Here is the Link: http://scrappinggarden.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1771
It is on sale right now for $2.63!! I do not know how much longer so you better hurry on over there and grab it!!

Hear the bells toll! Now for our Friday Freebie! It is a Stickit again from my Chocolate Silk Kit.
First the layout share and then the preview of the Stickit and then the link to the Freebie Stickit!


This is a picture of a Sea Anenome and clown fish at Sea World in San Diego. My DH took this awesome picture.

Here is the link for the above Friday Freebie New Chocolate Silk Stickit:

I forgot to put a TOU in the above stickit. So here it is. If you choose to download the above stickit please do not share with anyone. It is for your personal use only. You may not sell or break apart any parts of this stickit. If you choose to add something to it you still may not claim it as yours or someone elses. If one of your friends would like a copy of this stickit please send them here.

This stickit will be available only for the next 24 hours. If your friends miss this stickit tell them to come back every Friday to receive their freebies.

Thank you so much for looking and if you have any problems with this download please contact me here on my blog and I will fix the problem asap!

Again thank you so much for stopping by and the interest in my products.


Thursday, January 17, 2008

Here I had started a post on Tuesday and started having problems with uploading things and got frustrated. Here it is Thursday and I have so many things to share now I dont know where to start.

We have started the last phase of our mentoring program. We are making elements for our debu Mega Kit that will be called Great Beginnings. I have a element share that I will share with you to show you what I have made so far in the way of elements. This is all though. I want it to be a surprise for you all. We have two weeks to make elements so it will be fun. I have seen some of my classmates elements and they all look great. This kit will definitely be worth it for you all. Anyway here is my share with you. I also have a paper made and I will share that with you also. Remember though this is it until the kit debuts. I may make a stickit for a Friday Freebie but other that that, my mouth is sealed.

I enlarged the staples so you could see them better. Here is the paper.


There you have it. I think I will be making two stickits another stickit with my Chocolate Silk kit and one with what I have done here. I will need to make a few more elements though. I have been having a blast. This is so much fun. I can see that if you dont be careful you could get burnt out. And yes, I do know about that. I also go into something full tilt and then get burnt out. At least Since I only have a monthly quota of what I have to make at least I can take a few days off here and there.

I think I have finally broken my insomnia problem. I have slept really well for several days. So instead of going back to bed after I get John on the bus, I have stayed up. Maybe I will lay down for a short while but more to make myself take a break not to sleep.
Just in a few days the house is starting to shape up a little. I dont feel as overwhelmed as I did.

I also just received in the mail yesterday the flyer for the Bead Festival in Tacoma. It will be in July. I saw a couple of classes I would love to take so I need to get busy to save some money. Beading conventions are so different than any others. The classes are so, so, expensive. If I am lucky I will be able to take two. At least I do not have to pay for a hotel.

Make sure to check back tomorrow as it is Friday Freebie. If you are lucky you might get two!!


Sunday, January 13, 2008

The pressure is somewhat off now that I have gotten my blog straightened out for awhile. I can start on my new mini kit. It is called Bette's Butterflies. It is a kit in memory of my sister's mother-in-law. She passed away on Christmas Eve very early in the morning. She had mesophelioma(Asbestos Cancer). She loved butterflies. Hence the name. Part of the color palette is in the header of my blog. I also am going to start working on a Valentine Kit. Whew, makes me tired just thinking about it all. Fun, fun, fun though.

I want to take a minute to congratulate Linda Cumberland on expanding her designing business to two new stores. www.digitalscrapgarden.com, and www.digibytes.com. This means a lot more work for her but I am just so proud of my friend that she is doing so great in her business venture of designing. Want to check her things out? Her blog addy is www.linda-scrappingcorner.blogspot.com. Again Congratulations!

I am also on Lynn Reloza's CT Team. She has two new kits out. Delightfully Winter and Simply Snowflakes. I will be working on a couple of layouts and a stickit for her new kits. You will see them here in the next few days.

Have a wonderful Sunday and scroll down to pick up my Mini Kit Chocolate Silk and the corrosponding Stickit to go with it. The stickit will only be available until tonight. The mini kit until the end of the month.


Thursday, January 10, 2008

Oh boy am I ever quick this week! See me pat myself on the back!! I got the Friday Freebie done early!! See me dance, see me dance! I better do a lot of it because knowing me I will probably be late next week!! LOL

I hope you all like the freebie that I made for you this week

Today was uneventful. I pretty much spent most of the day on the computer designing. I had fun, although I was supposed to be grocery shopping. Tommorrow is another day.

Speaking of tommorrow I start a Women's Bible Study. I am really looking forward to it. We will be studying Romans. I believe this is the same book we were studying last time when I had to stop going because I got a job. Which turned out after 13 months to be a nightmare. We wont go there. It is a very long story I have put behind me now. Anyway about the Bible Study! I am really looking forward to it. I will be with other Christian Women. It will also be good to get out of the house too.

Well, I dont want to keep you waiting. Here is the preview of your freebie and the link is right under it. Please feel free to post your completed layout in my gallery on the Scrapping Garden so I can see your awesome job with it. You might even get another small freebie to go with it!!


I had so much fun with making this stickit. Please do not share it. Send your friends here if they would like to receive it. All of my TOU apply to this stickit. You know the standards I am sure. Dont sell them, Dont claim them, Dont pirate them, Dont Share them even the freebies. Gals and Guys this is how I make a living and can stay home with my kids. Now below is the link to the zip.


Have fun and check back you never know what you might find here. Please feel free to leave some love! Going to be working on my blog this weekend so you might check in now and then to see the awesome changes.



Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Update on my parents cruise! Of course they both loved it. Yes, my dad got off the ship and had a blast taking pictures. My mom told me he took over 600, Yes, 600!! pictures. He was also very gracious to the people he took pictures of he gave them a couple of dollars for taking their picture. We are all saving up because we will be going on a family cruise for their 50th wedding anniversary. Fun, Fun, Fun!!! It will be in 2011 I think? I am not very good at figuring those things out.

Well, in the las few days I have bought several commercial use products that I have been wanting so I can do a good job on making your freebies for you. I am really excited! I hope you are too! I have started on the Chocolate Silk Element Add-On already. I am very happy with them.

I know it is not Friday yet but I have a stickit for you. I told you earlier that I also promote Linda Cumberland's products here. It is from both of her Home for the Holidays Kits. They are on sale until the end of the month for 50% off!! You need to go grab them here:
and here: http://scrappinggarden.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1634

Here is a preview of the stickit with my pictures added yours will not have pictures.

Here is the link for the stickit:

I hope you enjoy it. After you place your picture behind you will have to erase the blue and your picture will automatically appear! Surprise!! Have fun with the stickit and I would love to see what you do with it. Please feel free to post it in my gallery under members galleries ascrapbookdiva!

I would also love to see what you can do with my Chocolate Silk Kit! There will be a freebie in it for you if you do!!

Have a wonderful evening and I will post a freebie sometime on Friday. Check in the evening that way it will be sure to be there.



Monday, January 7, 2008

Today is the day. I got my mini kit all uploaded to 4shared so I will have the links below.
My mini Kit is called Chocolate Silk! I called it that because I used a texture that I felt looked like raw silk and the colors from the challenge looked mostly like chocolate to me there fore Chocolate Silk. I am hoping to continue working on this and eventually make it a full kit so when I finish the Mentoring Program I will have a kit ready. I also am going to try to have at least one kind of Freebie on my Blog once a week. That way you will come back to see me and see what is going on here.

I am still under construction and would like to to come back and check often to see what else is new and different here on my blog.

Another thing I would like to do in the future is to have small challenges here so I can also give you some fun freebies.

Also, my dear friend Linda Cumberland also is a designer at The Scrapping Garden has wonderful kits and this month has a huge, huge, sale going on. Once in a while you will see me advertise her kits or offer a stickit from one of her kits from time to time. Please be sure to check out her store this month because she has some awesome kits at rock bottom prices. Even her Christmas Kits. Those definitely you shouldnt pass up. Well now on to the good stuff.
Here is my mini kit:


Chocolate Silk Part one: http://www.4shared.com/file/34177916/30383972/Chocolate_Silk_Mini_Kit_Jan_2008_Part_1.html

Chocolate Silk Part Two: http://www.4shared.com/file/34178597/de9f6ade/Chocolate_Silk_Mini_Kit_2008_Part_2.html

If you have any problems with these please let me know. You can email me any time at

Thanks for looking and I hope to have things looking better soon!


Sunday, January 6, 2008

Please excuse the mess!! I am going to be working on my blog the next week and hopefully get it set up with something more permanent so I do not have to keep changing it all of the time. Now that I have begun designing some I can make myself a nice header and get everything nice. So in the mean time please have paitence with me.

It looks as though I have gotten my first mini kit finished and will have it posted here soon for download. I am excited about that. It has a lot of paper and only a few elements but If people want something in particular made I will try to accommodate them if I am able.

Enough said for tonight I will be working on this blog tommorrow so hopefully it will look bright and cheery soon.

Pictures of my Work