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

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!!

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