Wednesday, December 31, 2008

First Freebie of the New Year!!!

Happy New Year everyone! Here is the first freebie of the new year for my blog! This is the Add on Pack for my kit "Happy Valentine"! I hope that you enjoy this freebie and don't forget to pick up the page kit in my store at Scraphead and my NEW store at Divine Digital!

Awe...this link has expired!

New at Scraphead!!

New today in my store at Scraphead is this Valentine Page Kit that is perfect for all of your layouts of love and romance, even of your funny Valentines! Pick it up today for only $3.00!


You will be able to pick up the Card kit created with this jewel at in the near future as well!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Happy New Year and a freebie!

Happy New Year!!!! I am so looking forward to 2009 and all of the new possibilities that it offers! I am designing a little bit more, I am into making cards allot more and I am making new and wonderful friends everyday! ...Should old acquaintence be forgot.... out the window! We never want to forget those people that have helped us to evolve into who and what we are, those wonderful souls that give us encouragement and that extra little push when we need it the most...even when we really don't think that we do! So, here is a toast to all of those wonderful people in my life, here at home and in the digital world! My dearest Husband, my son, both of my Grandchildren, my sweet, sweet mother, my brother and SIL (God bless them and help them continue to heal from their loss), my best friend and co-worker-Beverly, Brenda Cook(who I could have never made it without in the world of digital and whom I dearly love), Lianne Carper and Kimberly Stewart and Terrell S (all of whom have been my inspiration, not to mention that they all have huge shoulders and hearts and share in the task of keeping me SANE), Chris, Tammy, Bonnie, Darlene and Audrey (all of whom have become my rocks of gibralter and closest and dearest friends), Tina Chambers and Lauren Bavin ( if it weren't for these to wonderful ladies, I may have never started digital scrapbooking at all! Check out all of their stuff over at DSP.) and all of you that have given me your kind words, help and understanding, wisdom and honesty throughout the years.

Thank you all so very much for EVERYTHING that you do for me and for others. I hope that all of you will continue to be the wonderful inspirations that you are and will find happiness and good fortune during 2009 and beyond! HUGE digital HUGS!

And now....the long awaited for FREEBIE! This is the page kit that I made for Round 4 of the Designer Finder Competition. I wasn't going to put it up for grabs but so many people have e-mailed me asking about it that I decided to give it you for the New Year!

Sunday Social Page Kit

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This page kit would not be complete without the Add-On pack that was created to go with it!

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Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas Fun!

Just wanted to share a few photos of Christmas in South Mississippi! I was even able to sneak in a photo of my Nephew! We don't see him very often since the loss of my niece in June, so being able to see him and get at least one photo was a real treat!

First there's the tree(before the kids found the gifts underneath)!

Greg(Son) and Alana

Taylor and Wall-E

and Christopher(my Nephew) on his new John Deer Tractor!
Now, there is a story behind this photo! I asked Christopher if I could take a photo of him and he said, "No! No picture!" So, then I asked him if I could take a picture of his new tractor and he said, "Sure!". SO...This is not a photo of is a photo of his tractor! HA! Kids are so funny sometimes!

It's not the end.....

Oh my goodness! can you believe that we are at the end of another year already? 2008 has not been the best year for my family! But, when I look back, it wasn't been the worst year either. There have been allot of wonderful things that have happened this past year...even in spite of the tragedies.

But it's not the end! It's the beginning of a whole new year! I hope that everyone has a wonderful beginning to this new year and that the wonderful continues on throughout!

To honor the END of 2008, I have this little freebie for you! I do hope that this is something that you will enjoy and use!

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Friday, December 26, 2008


For those of you that create in 300 can pick up Winter Frost at my store at SCRAPHEAD for $4.00!

Winter Frost AOP Freebie!

I certainly hope that everyone had a WONDERFUL Christmas filled with much love and joy and that you all received all of the special things that your heart desired! My day was filled with much joy in watching my two grandchildren rip paper and squeel with delight at the sight of the wonderful treasures they found inside of the pretty packages! It just fills my soul with love and joy to see those two little faces light up with joy! That is my most special gift at Christmas!

Now...I promised that I would post the Add-on pack to Winter Frost and I try to never go back on a promise if it is at all possible. Here, you will find three more papers, a beautiful flower with glittering frosty leaves, a beautiful silver frame and photo prong, a frosty snowflake ribbon and a gorgeous embellished tag. I hope that you enjoy this wonderful add on to my Winter Frost Page kit. Once again, I would love to see any pages that you complete with the kit and I welcome your comments!

Please have a Safe and Happy New Year! I am looking forward to 2009 and new adventures!

This kit is created in 200 ppi!!!
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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

A FREEBIE while we wait!

While I am getting the Add-On to Winter Frost ready for you, I thought I would offer you this WONDERFUL little freebie that Kimberly Stewart created for me with the contents of my Fall Harvest Kit! It is an AWESOME set of Page Corners and coordinates perfectly with all of the papers and other elements in my kit.
If you like the page corners and you would like to pick up the whole kit, you may do so HERE!

Thank You very much Ms Kimmi for making this little freebie for me to give away on the ole' blog! If you would like to check out Kimmi's designs, just click the link to "The Royal Court" over on the left!

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Monday, December 22, 2008

Winter Frost Freebie!!

WOW! I am just full of freebies this week! Call it the Christmas Spirit or just the Season of Giving! This is a new one that you will not find in any store! Winter Frost is perfect for all of your winter fun photos. I will be posting an add on to this one sometime later in the week!

This download link has expired! Thanks! I would love to see any layouts that you create with this little kit and your comments are always welcome! This kit is created in 200 ppi!!!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

here is a FREEBIE for you!

This is the page kit that I made for the first round of the Designer Finder contest. I decided to share it with all of you because it is made in 200 ppi and I cannot sell it in my store at Scraphead. If you know someone who would like to have this kit...PLEASE send them to my blog so that they can download it for themselves...DO NOT SHARE THE LINK!

I would love to see any layouts that you create with this kit and hear any comments that you may have!
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I just don't get it.....

Well, I didn't make it through the Designer Finder Contest. I made it to round 5 and I am VERY proud of that but I was not one of the chosen few that made it into the apprenticeship program or as a full designer. I applaud those that did make it! Their designs were exceptional...but then so were everyone's. Who knows what is in the eyes of the beholder and everyone does have a different opinion of what they like and what they think will work...or even what they think is up to DSP standards!

Anyway, here is another layout that I made with my round 5 page kit! I haven't had ANY problems making layouts with any of the kits I designed! OH...and just in case anyone is wondering...I did not use any other designers designs or CU products. Everything is my own (even down to what I actually made with my new Wacom tablet) and I am VERY proud of that too!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

This is that time of the year!

I LOVE this time of the year and I hope that everyone is enjoying the season with family and friends. I am still running around trying to get the finishing touches on all of my Christmas shopping and I still haven't gotten all of my cards sent out yet! Kent told me last night that if I didn't have them all sent out by Saturday, there really wouldn't be any point in sending them at all! 'Sigh' I guess he is right.

Well, at any rate, I have been trying to get some layouts completed with some of the Awesome kits that I purchased over at DSP! Why purchase someone else's kits when I can make my own? Because sometimes you just see something that someone else created that you just gotta this awesome kit called "Jingle all the Way" by Erica Belton. You can pick it up here at DSP: Jingle all the Way

This is my Grand-Daughter the first time she ever went to visit Santa, several years ago. She really was cautious about getting in his lap and to get the photo, Santa gave her a big tickle! Photo turned out perfect and now she isn't afraid! Now, I just have to figure out how to get Taylor to sit in his lap for a photo!

Monday, December 15, 2008

A Special Memory

Here is one that I created with the page kit that I made for round 5 of the DSP Designer Finder contest. This has always been one of my favorite photos of my Niece and Nephew. It is even more special to me now since we lost my niece in June of this year.

Thursday, December 11, 2008


WOW! I am totally astonished that I made it round 5 of the contest at DSP! There is some really awesome talent in the gallery! I know that DSP can't take all 21 of the final round ladies on as apprentice designers but I have a feeling that it is going to be VERY hard for them to choose!

Anyway, once again, we were given a color pallette and the assignment was to create a trendy kit. Then we were to create an element pack to go along with the kit. Here is my entry! We will find out sometime after the 16th whether or not we have been chosen to go forward. In the meantime, I am on pins and needles!

I just realized that my bestest friend has a kit NAMED the same! Well, Kimmie, I promise it was not intentional that I named this kit the same as yours! Actually, "Oh My Stars" is the first thing that came out of my mouth when I saw the's what it turned out to be!

If you would like to check out all of Kimmi's AWESOME designs, you can do so at SBE, here:

I promise that you will not be disappointed!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Round 4 Continued!

The second part of round 4 was to create a heritage kit with specific colors. Once we had the main kit complete, then we were to create an Add-On pack for that kit. Here is what I created!

Sunday Social Page Kit

Add-On Pack

Sunday, November 23, 2008

On to round 4

I made it past the eliminations and I am on to round 4! This layout is for the first part of the round. I used the kit "Willow" that I created in round 2 and 3 with this wonderful photo of my hubby from Christmas 2007. I love that the blue in the kit brings out the blue in his eyes. It was the perfect photos for this layout.

I have to stop and give kudos to everyone that entered the contest. Some of the gals that did not make it to round 4 really did an excellent job with what they created and I was surprised that a few of them were eliminated. Heh! I'm a little surprised that I made it to round 4!

Next, I create a HERITAGE kit. Didn't I hear somewhere that heritage is anything older than 20 years? It's kind of hard to believe that the 70's and 80's are considered heritage!! Hmmm...but that does give one some food for thought! Actually, I guess if you could consider Willow a nice heritage kit as well.

Well, I am open to suggestions. Heritage is NOT one of my strong points when it comes to creating a kit and this round MIGHT have eliminations. Guess I better get cracking! Deadline is December 4th and Thanksgiving is coming up. Do you really think it is going to take me two weeks to come up with a heritage kit? Well......maybe!!

Until next time!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

A Pretty Poinsetta!

I stumbled across a photo of a beautiful poinsetta this morning and decided while I was waiting to get the next assignment, I would try my hand at making one. I made one several years ago while messing around with the SNL at DSP, but it had many imperfections. This one does too, but even if I do say so myself, looks pretty darn good!

I am not known for giving anything away on my blog BUT....if you would like to pick up this poinsetta to use in your Christmas Layouts...This link has expired !

Friday, November 21, 2008

Designer Finder Contest - Round 3!!

Well, here is my submission to round 3 of the contest! Deadline is in about 2 minutes but I've had my in the gallery all week! This week is an elimination round so we will find out at some point this weekend who will be going into Round 4...cross your fingers!

This week we were to make the elements to go with the papers from last week to make up the kit.I will update as soon as I find out who is going on to round 4!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Newest Kit at Scraphead!!

Here is my newest kit that will hit the store ate Scraphead Sunday, November 16th and it's at an introductory price of $3.00! "Amor Joven" Young Love is Fresh and clean, made with beautiful pink, blue and green. It is perfect for Spring, Summer and anything inbetween!

"Amor Joven"

Designer Finder Contest - Round 2B

Part B of Round 2 is to make 4 papers...with a specific color scheme. That's not hard to do but my brain is in overdrive! Do I make girl papers or boy papers? Do I keep it neutral or really go with a strong theme? Well, I don't know whats next on the agenda so I decided to trash the theme and just make 4 papers with the colors that go together and could be used for either boy or girl or whatever! So....Here it is...4 Background papers...coming up!

I am not sure what comes next at this point, but I do know that the next round is an elimination round and that has me a little shaky! But, onward I go and whatever happens is what is meant to be!

Desinger Finder Contest - Round 2!

WOW! The talent in this competition is AWESOME! I don't know how the judges are going to ever make a decision on who stays and who goes!

Ok, so here we are at Round two - PART A. Create a layout with the kit you just made. Well, that's not hard at all...lets just hope that I have made my kit in such a way that everything goes with everything else and is actually a usable kit. I mean, the kit isn't any good if you can't make a layout with it! Right?

Here's mine!

This child is one of the most precious people that God could have given to me. She is my everyday SUNSHINE! The Journaling on this layout is oh so true....she is not just my guardian of confidences, she is my guardian angel as well. I would like to think that I might be hers too!

Designer Finder Contest!

Ok...Here's the scoop! When I first started digital scrapbooking, there were two sites that taught me everything that I know and these are the two sites that are nearest and dearest to my heart today, 3Scrapateers and Digital Scrapbook Place.

Well, can you believe my surprise when I found out that DSP was having the first ever Designer Finder Contest! WOW! There was no way that I could pass up this opportunity to see if I could actually design beside some of the most elite designers in the industry! So, here I am, pulling my hair out!! LOL!! Well, it's not quite that bad...yet!

Round one... Create a kit....OK, simple enough! Create a kit without using actions and CU items of anykind.....HEH...not so simple! But here it is!

This kit is dedicated to a wonderful person whom I am very proud to call my best friend, Kimberly Stewart. You can find Kimmi's designs at SBE!

If you would like to follow along and see what some of these awesome gals are creating, you can do so here:

Sunday, November 09, 2008

New in the store at SCRAPHEAD

New! New! New!
"Just Peachy" is a wonderful kit for spring and summer gardening buffs! Loaded with peach, pink and cream colors it is also perfect for girls of all ages. These gardening gals are ready to show off all of your beautiful flowers and schrubs! Introductory priced at just $3.00 until November 30th! Only at Scraphead!

Just in time for all of those wonderful Christmas Layouts and CRAFTS...Christmas Mouse is my newest kit to hit the store! Join Tiny and his friends as they count down the days until the magic of Christmas morning. Christmas Mouse is filled with fun, whimsical mice, candy, cookies, ribbons and bow and is just bursting to help you create fun and cheery Christmas Layouts! Introductory priced at just $3.00 until November 30th. Only at Scraphead!

Season of Change

Everything changes and, my friends, I have come to a point where lots of things are changing for me. I will no longer be designing at 3Scrapateers. This change became effective on Saturday, November 8, 2008. There are allot of things that brought about this change but mainly, I decided that it was time for me to move on.

I have signed on to Design for "Scraphead" and will have my store open there in the very near future. You are all invited to meet with me on the boards there, if you so desire, at . I am excited to continue to work with Michelle Powell, Sandra Covert, and Rachael Bullion and am looking forward to getting to know all of the other wonderful Designers that create for Scraphead. So, the question is.....Are you a Scraphead?

Thursday, November 06, 2008


Get on over to DSP (Digital Scrpabook Place) and vote for CAKE or PIE for the holidays! I am supporting CAKE! Find all of the details here:

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Happy Birthday Hubby Bear!

Tomorrow, October 26th, is Hubby Bears 50th Birthday!! So, to honor this monumental occasion I decided that I would give all of you a peak at the man I call mine! Yeah, I don't share him too much but since it's his 50th......

No Farewells for now!!!

Well, my friends, apparently something big is in the making over at 3S and the site, which was scheduled to close on October 31st, is NOT closing at all! What's going on? Well, right now it is anybody's guess but it's gonna be BIG!!!

Keep your eyes open for announcements here and in the 3Scrapateers Forum!!!

In the meantime, make sure that you mark your calenders and come to the "Not so Farewell" chat that Kimmi and I will have on October 30th in the 3S Chat room. The fun starts to 10:00 PM EST sharp!

OH, make sure that you bring your "TRICK OR TREAT" Bags! I promise you will get more treats than tricks at this one!

60% off Customer Appreciatin Sale!

3Scrapateers is haveing a 60% off Customer appreciation sale from October 24 - October 31! You have just got to get over to 3S and get in on this sale. You may never see a 60% again.

Thank You to all of our members! You are the reason that we do what we do!
The link to the store is HERE

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

3Scrapateers Farewell Chat!!

As most of you may know by now, October 31st is the last day that 3Scrapaters will be part of the digi world. After 4 wonderful years, 3S is shutting down and to CELEBRATE the members that have been such a wonderful part of our lives and have shared so many things with us, we would like to invite you to a "3S Farewell Chat".

In lieu of the normal Half N Half chat on Thursday, October 30th, we will have a chat in the chat room for everyone that would like to join us and say Farewell. Start time will be at the normal 10:00PM EST.

So come chat with us for one last time and get a few freebies just for showing up!

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Happy Birthday 3Scrapateers!!!

WHOOOOOOWOOOOOO! I hear that Blog Train Whistle and this is the last stop on the Blog Train Tour! But don't be upset because there are lots of FUNTASTIC things waiting for you back at THE STATION!

If your hungry for inspiraton you can wet your appetite in "The Dining Car". You will find all kinds of fun Challenges there to get your creative juices flowing. Don't forget to carry all of your Blog goodies with you!

Or if you would just like to CHAT with other scrappers and have a fun time, Check out "The Chat Staition". We will have lots of Chats going on all through the week and you won't want to miss them!

Don't forget to check out the rest of the great things we have to offer in the 3S forum too! I hear that our very own FREEBIE FAIRY, FERNELDA is visiting this week! You might find something extra special!

Thank You for riding on the 3S Blog Train! We hope that you have enjoyed your ride and that you will continue to enjoy the gifts that you have received along the way! OH...BTW ...Here is another one!
Sorry, this link has expired however; you can find this freebie and many more in the
Freebie Gallery at 3Scrapateers! You must be a registered member to download!
Freebie Gallery

Click the link below to return to the 3Scrapateers Birthday Forum!
Happy 4th Birthday 3Scrapateers!

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Monday, August 25, 2008

New SAD for September 3rd!

Watch the store at 3Scrapateers for this awesome kit! Available for $2.00 starting August 27th!

Jump on the Birthday Blog Train!

Sunday, June 15, 2008


On the way from Church services this morning, my DH and I stopped to drop my Mother-in-law off at her home. I gave my father-in-law a big hug and told him Happy Fathers Day. As I pulled away, I realized that I had tears in my eyes. The truth is, as I was hugging my FIL, I began to think how wonderful it would be to be able to hug my own father and wish him the same thing. I cannot embrace him in the flesh, but I can embrace his precious memory and know that through the promise of God, I will embrace him again someday on the stairs of Heaven.

Happy Fathers Day, Dad! I am looking forward to the hug!

Monday, June 09, 2008

Special Chat at 3Scrapateers

This special chat is to celebrate the boys, guys & men in all of our lives and

is also a fund raiser for our very dear friend and design team member Kerri Horton,

whose husband passed away at the beginning of May.

She has 3 wonderful, handsome, charming and energetic boys at home to take care of.

All proceeds from the sale of "My 3 Sons" will be donated to Kerri during this time of need.

** Monday, June 9th at 1:30pm EST **


** Monday, June 9th at 9pm EST **

@ 3Scrapateers chat room

Both chats will be the same.

The My 3 Sons items will be in the store late Sunday evening or Monday.


My 3 Sons Mega Kit


You can't go wrong with this HUGE 597 MB mega kit created

to celebrate the all of the boys, guys & men in our lives!

My3Sons-kitPREV.JPG*95 - 12x12 inch Papers * 21 Ribbons, bows & thin rope * 2 Arrows * 3 Laced eyelets * 1 Spiral notebook *

* 18 Word art * 2 Tag ties * 8 Tags * 5 Swirls & Flourishes * 14 Frames * 2 Film strips *

* 3 Fabric labels * 8 Ric Rac * 4 Flowers * 5 Rivets with words * 14 Fasteners * 10 Journal mats *

* 4 Journal strips * 13 Vignettes * 1 Pocket * 8 Word pebbles * 1 Torn paper bag * 1 Zipper *

* 4 Slide mounts * 2 Leather belts * 4 Foiled stars * 7 Buttons * 8 Paint swipes * 7 Leather labels *

* 2 Library pockets * 6 Stitching * 14 Misc elements *

* 1 Full Alpha Set (upper & lower case, numbers and symbols) *


My 3 Sons 4x6 Brag Book

16 – 4x6 inch brag book pages *


My 3 Sons Hybrid Projects


* 1 “Daddy” Album * 1 Accordion Album * 5 Cards * 1 Card Box *

* 2 Clock Faces (1 with word art & 1 without) * 1 Pillow Box * 2 Popcorn Boxes *

* 1 - 3x3 inch Album for 3 inch Board Books * 6 Bookmarkers *


My 3 Sons Scraplets


* 5 - 8 ½ x 11 inch Scraplets * 19 - 12x12 inch Scraplets *


Special thanks to the contributing team members:

Amanda Dunn, Amy Lindsay, Bannerwoman, Bonnie Beechler, Carla Ware, Carole Nordyke, Deanna Patterson,

DeDe Smith, Gail Cook, Laurie Ann Phinney, Heather Johnson, Ilona Havenaar, Jill Dohoho,

Karen Halgren, Kimberly Stewart, Lisa Majewski, Linda Walton, Monna Lainson, Neissa Byers, Pat Hardy, Stacey Kluczny

Can’t see the graphics? Click here:

We hope to see you there!!

Saturday, June 07, 2008

I feel so helpless!

I am sitting here thinking that there must be something that I can do but I know that there is not. I am faced with the loss of someone very near and dear to my heart. Someone I love beyond words. Someone who did nothing but spread sunshine and love where ever she went. My brothers only daughter was much like a daughter to me and now she is gone. My heart hurts so badly and all I have done today is cry. My brother is so hurt and sad and it has only just begun.

I am trying to find comfort in my faith and the knowledge that she was a Christian. She believed in God and loved Jesus with all of her heart. I know that she is with him.

Her husband is making arrangements to bring her home so that she can be laid to rest near her family. I have given him the two extra plots that I have at the gardens. At least that is taken care of for him.

Please, if you are reading this, say a prayer for comfort and strength. Not for me, but for her husband, her son and for her mother and father.

Rest in peace, Princess and know that Aunt Carla will love you always.