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.

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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.


Pictures of my Work