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Sunday, November 15, 2009

PostHeaderIcon Thank you's

Silly as it might seem, when I posted my first template and found that both DigiFree & Creative Busy Hands both found my blog and posted my template, I was VERY excited :o) It's like WOW!!! My stuff is actually good enough that they're interested in putting it on a site where EVERYONE can see?????

I'm going to redo my links here,... but I'm finding that to be sort of overwhelming atm. I wanted to do a Tut section, Scrap section, Resource section,.... and then friends too... just not sure how to work it all out like I see in my head yet LOL

In any event,.... I'm very familiar with DigiFree and have used their site for a long time!!! Such great finds there!!!!

I didn't know about Creative Busy Hands site though, and am anxious to check it out as well!!!

Many thanks to both sites, and users of those sites for stopping in here, noticing my work and those that have downloaded!! It's very satisfying to know that someone (lots of someone's) are even interested :o)

To those that have downloaded, I would LOVE to see what you've done with the templates, etc :o) Just throw me a link in comments, Thanks!!!!
Saturday, November 14, 2009

PostHeaderIcon Build Your Own Snowman!

I've been having some fun playing around in PSP.... I've made a bunch of snowmen already,.... and thought I would share with my fellow scrapper/tagger types.

With a little bit of blending, you can make the snowman scarf look really nice!!!

Thanks so much for popping by!!! If you download, leave me some lovins!!!

You can download this kit RAPIDSHARE
Thursday, November 12, 2009

PostHeaderIcon DigiFree picked me!!

I was so surprised and rather excited that my first ever template got picked to be in the DigiFree site :o) I so love that site!! Loads of wonderful goodies to be had.

I told hubby as he was headed home,... he was happy for me too (or humoring me? LOL) at that time I had 12 downloads,... as of now, 14!! How cool :o)

Well, it sparked yet another template!! Getting into holiday mode,.... here you go!!
Hope you like!!! and thank you for downloading!!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

PostHeaderIcon ..... thank you JaLee!!

JaLeeRenee awarded me this awhile back,... sadly, as I've stated, I have neglected my poor blog here,... and am just now getting around to saying Thank you!!! Was very sweet of her to think of my wee blog here :o) Hopefully with more time and patience, I can turn it into something real?

I would like to pass this award along to some good friends,...

I'd pick more, but JaLee already picked the other 2 I would give to LOL

Anyhow, many thanks for the award JaLee **HUGS**

PostHeaderIcon Been too long....

I am sorely neglecting this blog. My mojo has taken a long vacation and hasn't said when it will return,.... I really want to scrap more, but I guess I'm leery about what I can and can't use,... so I'm working on that,... with a lot of link help from JaLee :o)

In the meantime, I LOVE templates,.... I'm always impressed with those that can create such wonderful, fun and elaborate templates too!!! I've tried and tried again to do something but it always looks lame.

While laying in bed this morning, I had these images pop into mind and sorted them out in my head,.. and though AH!! There's a template that's do-able!!!!

So, here it is,... my very first template,... very basic,... who knows, this could be the start of something though right???? :o)

Anyhow, enjoy!!!
You can download it here RAPIDSHARE
Or here 4SHARED
Friday, August 14, 2009

PostHeaderIcon Me???? You're giving ME an award ???

Awww.... Thank you Susan,.... this is so very sweet!!!
This is also my first award here :o) Very cool!!!
Couldn't have come from a more wonderful friend either!!!

Here are the guidelines for accepting the award:

1. Add the logo to your blog
2. Link to the person from whom you received this award
3. Nominate 7 or more blogs
4. Leave a message on their blog, letting them know they are One Lovely Blog!

I'm giving this award to these lovely blogs:






The Scrappin Cop

Ms. Kris

Many thanks again Susan,... and to all those that I've passed this along to, thank you for creating and updating your awesome blogs!!!


Friday, July 24, 2009

PostHeaderIcon Exciting News!!!

Well, it is to me!!!! My friend Susan over at Shal's World has started up a tutorial blog!!! Yay!!!!! She has already added 3 great tutorials too!!!!

One of them, she uses my most recent scrap kit, Seeing Stars!! The tag is so pretty!!! I'm so very thrilled!!!! Really, simple pleasures,... doesn't take much to make me happy, and this just tickles me to bits!!!!

Here is the tag,.... click it and go see Susan, and try out one or all of her tuts!!! Tell her Shannah sent ya!

Susan,... Thank you so much for sharing your new venture with me! I look forward to all your new tutorials!!!
Sunday, June 7, 2009

PostHeaderIcon Finally!!!

Goodbye May, Hello June!!! Wow where is this year going???? So much has happened since my last post. Biggest news is my oldest son graduated High School May 15th. Wow!!! Just 3 more to go LOL

Anyhow... I can't even tell you how long I've had this kit in the works,... but I finally sat down and finished it. I have so much yet to learn, that I don't think it's all that wonderful. I wish I could have thought of more element ideas.

I had fun working on it, and learning and trying new ideas.


(not all shown in preview)
14 Elements
6 Frames
4 Tags
10 Papers


Saturday, May 9, 2009

PostHeaderIcon Is it May already??

My how the time has flown!!! It has been a pretty busy month already too! Lets see,... my oldest has turned 18, he'll graduate this Friday evening,... wasn't it just yesterday that he was like 5 and starting school? *sigh*

Anyhow,... I've been pretty lax in getting anything done here, and sadly haven't touched my next scrapkit either. I've got some other element ideas for it, just hopefully I can sit down sometime soon and work on it!! I look forward to sharing :o)

That said,... I did make these lil critters up awhile ago, and have wanted to post them :o) Anyone that knows me, knows I LOVE kitties,.... I'd best, we have 4 IRL.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

PostHeaderIcon April 1st!!

So, did you have any good April Fool's jokes done to you??? Or were YOU the jokester??

I teased my youngest this morning,.... but that was about it. Was a gorgeous day today.... got some stuff done.... hubby mowed the yard... yay!!!!


I thought I would try and do a monthly freebie.... so here you go!!!! I hope you like them!!



Monday, March 30, 2009

PostHeaderIcon Two more pretties!!!

I was gifted a couple more surprises recently and am finally posting them :o)

This beauty is from Tiggs over at Cherished Angels,... I was extra surprised to find the tag along with a tutorial!!! The tutorial is a Cherished Angels exclusive.... sorry.. you won't find it on her blog!!!

Gorjuss isn't it??? ;o) Many thanks Tiggs!!!! **HUGS**

Then long time, near and dear friend Sue, also a proud Cherished Angel member ... she surprised me as well :)


I LOVE the animation she used and the tube is just TOOO cute!!!!

Thank you bunches Sue!!!! ***HUGS***

Lubs ya both!!!!
Sunday, March 22, 2009

PostHeaderIcon Lookit this!!!

Using my scrap kit AND the new template!!!! Susan (Shal) over at Cherished Angels whipped this one up for me as a surprise!!!!

HOW CUTE IS THIS!!!!! I can't express how much I enjoy seeing my stuff put to work!! It's so awesome to see how each person uses the elements, papers, etc....

Thank you SOOO much Susan!! I really love it!!!


PostHeaderIcon Something fun.....

I'm working on another scrap kit, it's rather a slow process this time around. I don't want to use the same elements I used in the first one, and I'm not in the market to spend any real money on clip art things. I hope to dust off my tablet and see what I might could do :o)

In the meantime, I was playing around with making templates,... something else I would love to dabble with. They seem so simple to make, but some are pretty elaborate!! I hope to make some really pretty ones for tags in the near future.

For now, I hope you enjoy this freebie!!!

Most everything is on it's own layer,... for the basket, I just used the manual color correction,... there are a lot of fun ways to decorate the eggs too!!!

Here's my example

I thought it turned out pretty cute for a quickie :o) Hope you enjoy this,... feel free to share your results as well!

Thanks for looking!



Monday, March 9, 2009

PostHeaderIcon Simple Pleasures!

What a wonderful surprise to pop into Cherished Angels this afternoon to find a pressie using my kit!!!

Many thanks to Debra for this beautiful tag!!!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

PostHeaderIcon Bring Me Spring

Yay!!!! I've finally finished the kit, and have it zipped up and uploading on 4shared as I type.

As this is my first real kit, I know I have a lot more to learn. I do want to say thank you to all my wonderful friends over at Cherished Angels for all their help, and support!!!! Not to mention, my awesome hubby for putting up with all my bugging LOL While his interest in scrapkit creation is small, he does humor me well and looks genuinely impressed when he looks at even the smallest embellishment. (Love you honey!)

Inside the Kit:
11 various papers, 41 elements which include, Bows, butterflies, clips, doodles and flowers, as well as 9 frames and 8 tags!!

I look forward to making more kits and other scrapping and tagging items,... so yes, this will be the first of many creations.

I would LOVE to see what you do with my kit, so feel free to email me or comment me with links!!!

Thank you for looking/downloading!!!



Saturday, February 28, 2009

PostHeaderIcon Sneak Peek

I've been pretty anxious to finish this little beginner kit,.... thought I would at least throw up a preview so you can see what's comin SOON!!

I named it "Bring Me Spring" because I'm really REALLY tired of the cold weather,.... would you believe my kids got to play in the SNOW today?????? Geez.

So far this kit has 6 papers, 7 frames, 4 tags, and 32 various elements,..... they're not all shown in this preview as I keep adding more LOL

I hope to have it finished up and posted sometime soon. I feel my papers are rather inadequate so want to toy with making a few more that look better.

Welp... guess that's it for now!!!


PostHeaderIcon Welcome!!

So, I finally am jumping on the band wagon and starting up a scrap blog. I hope to post loads of fun freebies here, and other wonderful scrapping types of items as well.

I'm currently putting together my first tagger size scrap kit. I'm really learning right now, and don't consider it to be great by any means, however, I am quite proud of it!!

Once I have my layout and such done here, I hope to upload and share with everyone.

Thanks for poppin in,... until then...