Thursday, April 30, 2009

Enjoy EXTRA savings!

While you are enjoying the freebies on the Blog train, Don't for get to stop by the store at Scraphead and pick up on some extra savings! It's a STORE WIDE SALE
with a savings of up to 40% off EVERYTHING in the store!
Sale starts MAY 1ST!



Welcome to the Scraphead Birthday Blog Train!

OOPS! This link has expired!
Thank You foe celebrating our birthday with us!

Please visit these blogs
to get the rest of the freebies from the train!

Because of time differences, there may be a slight delay as to when
each designer may have their freebies posted, so keep checking back!
Happy Birthday Scraphead
and Happy NSD!!!


Not been a good week....

Well, other than the freezer saga...which is finally over without any problems from "name brand" store... other things have been going on in the family this week.

My mother's only living brother was in a very bad accident about 5 weeks ago and Monday night I received a phone call from Mom. My dear Uncle lost his battle and is now sitting with Jesus, right where, being of the Christian Faith, I have always known that he would be.

I just returned home from the funeral home and it was not an easy task. Knowing that he leaves a legacy of wonderful thoughts and memories with me as I know he has for the rest of the family as well, make it easier, but it is still hard.

My mother has taken it all well but she has had a hard time dealing with the reality that she and two sisters are the only remaining siblings of 13 children. Right now, I am sad but this too shall pass.


Monday, April 27, 2009

A lesson learned....

If the good Lord spares my life until July, I will be 50 years old. In half a century, I have learned many things, one of them today! If you are going to purchase a major appliance, please purchase it from someone that will provide SERVICE when YOU need it!

Continuing the saga of my freezer..... Major Brand named store does not provide same day service. So...the earliest they could come to check the freezer I purchased from them NEW ... WEDNESDAY. UM.....WRONG ANSWER!

Being in the customer service field at my job and with designing here at home, I KNOW how important PR and CS related issues are and this place STINKS at it! dear husband and I discuss the situation and away he goes to the local, home owned and operated appliance store to see what he can find. AH HA.....almost the same exact freezer but made by a different company for about the same price...and this store has 24 hour service for situations just like mine! They delivered my NEW, new freezer before 10:30 AM, set it up and made sure that it was working properly, helped me transfer everything from the other one into the NEW, new one and even helped get the other one out of the house and onto my husbands pickup truck! Now THAT is service!

So...what do you think my dear husband is doing right now? YEP! Taking the freezer that was new yesterday back to the unmentioned name brand store to get our money back!

What else can I dear husband can be as mean as a bumble bee having a bad day in a field of fresh flowers.....and he is already just a little upset.

I wish them luck with that!


Some days....nothing goes right!

Sunday morning greated me with the sound of my husband going bonkers because our chest freezer stopped working. We don't know what the problem is... it just quit working. Well, I spent the better part of the day moving all of the food from the old freezer to ice chests and then moving them back to a new freezer that we had to purchase. In between all of that...rearranging the utility room, sweeping and mopping the floor where the old freezer had been etc... you can most likely imagine.

Monday is a brand new least, I thought it would be but it appears that it may be a repeat of Sunday! I woke up at 5 AM to greet a new day and what I got was my husband standing in the kitchen saying that the NEW freezer is not working! ARGGGG.... What the hill of beans is going on now!

So, here we go with round two of the freezer saga! Dear Husband has been on the phone with "the place of purchase" (enter a brand name here) already but it's only 6 AM so we have to wait until the store opens to find out what they are going to do. In the meantime....Dear Husband is looking up phone numbers to see if he can find someone that can FIX the old freezer.

In the words of a song by "Sugarland"..... Life don't go quite like you planned it. SH.......IT happens!

I'll be sure to keep you posted!


Sunday, April 26, 2009

Come Play BINGO!!!

Come play BINGO... Friday, May 1st at 9:00 PM EST! Come by the forum at Scraphead and choose 20 words, then PM them to me in order to play.

Find the details HERE:


Saturday, April 25, 2009

Remembering Michelle...

The 1 year anniversary of the death of my niece is coming up and with that, I have been flooded with memories of her. Things that she said, the way she talked, walked and lived her life to the fullest. Memories of Christmas' past and other family holidays together. But I think the one thing that I miss the most about Michelle is her laugh. She had the most incredible laugh and just to hear it would bring you out of whatever bad mood you might be in and make you smile in spite of yourself.

So, I have been working on a new kit and decided to work on a layout with it. I have bucket loads of photos that I could use with this kit but the one single photo that came to my finger tips made me smile. I can almost hear her laughter.

Danny, my dearest and only brother, know that I love you in a way that only a sister can love her brother and that this love is unconditional. I feel your pain and wish that there were some way that I could take it away but I am helpless where this is concerned. So I look to Jesus to ease your pain and pray that you will continue to gain strength through him that died for you.
Don't worry about Michelle. She is happy in her walk with him.

Cherish every moment.....


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Divine Diva Deal at Divine Digital!

Starting Thursday, April 23rd, you can get this AWESOMELY CUTE little kit at Divine Digital for just $2.00! It's all part of the Divine Diva Deal! A wonderful, whimsical little kit that is great for summer and kids!

Create a layout and post it in the Dive Diva Gallery at DD by midnight, May 3rd and you will receive a set of 6 matching quick pages!


Sunday, April 19, 2009

Plum Shabby Alpha!

Previously, you could only get this alpha free with the purchase of my page kit "Plum Shabby". But that's changed! You can now get this awesome shabby alpha in my store at Scraphead for just $3.00!

This alpha set includes all 26 letters of the alphabet in upper and lower case letters AND it also includes a separate punctuation file! Go grab it HERE!


Vintage Baby Block Alpha!

New in the store at Scraphead is this wonderful Alpha for Vintage and Heritage Baby Layouts. Created in baby blue, yellow and green, this alpha is versatile enough to use for little girls, as well as, little boys. Pick it up today in my store at Scraphead for just $2.00! Click HERE to purchase!


Scraphead Birthday Bingo!

We are getting ready for a Birthday Celebration at Scraphead and what would a birthday celebration be without a BIRTHDAY BINGO?!!

Head on over to the Scraphead forum and get those Birthday Bingo words PM'd to me by Midnight, Thursday April 30th and then Join me in the NEW CHAT room for a fun night of BINGO! Prizes will be awarded!

Find all of the information HERE!


Thursday, April 16, 2009

March On the Road Challenge at Divine Digital!

I am such a SLACKER! I just remembered that I didn't post any of the layouts from the March "On the Road" challenge! This has been such a crazy month for me!

March was all about ANIMALS on the road and we had some AWESOME layouts created for the challenge! here is one that I particularly like because of the subject matter. PANDAS!!
This one was created by Luan and it is just so precious! Luan will receive a $3.00 off coupon for my store at Divine for having here layout posted on the CORNER this month!

Here is one that I created with the feature kit featuring the animals at the Belize Zoo!


Come Play at Scraphead!!

Did you know about the CHALLENGES at Scraphead? You earn 10 pennies for EVERY challenge that you complete and you can use your pennies for purchases in the store!

Come on over and check out what we have going on in the challenge thread!

April Word Art Challenge
April Shapes Challenge
April Numbers Challenge
Typography Challenge
Country Music Challenge featuring Kenny Chesney!
April Daily Download Challenge
April Holidays Challenge
Carla's "Let's Make a Deal" Challenge with a bonus gift for participating!

It's all happening this month at SCRAPHEAD!


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Mark your Calendars....

for another Birthday Celebration! Scraphead is turning 1 year old and we want you to join us in the forum and the chat room for loads of fun and prizes! The fun starts May 1st and last all weekend!

WOW!!! May 1st Birthday Celebration and May 2nd is National Scrapbook Day!

Come join us at WWW.SCRAPHEAD.COM !!


Wednesday, April 08, 2009



Welcome to the first stop on the

We are CELEBRATING turning 3 and we are so
glad that you have come to CELEBRATE with us!

Here is your first FREEBIE on the BLOG TRAIN!

This link has expired!
If you would like this freebie,
please visit
Divine Digital
to download.
The link will be available in the
Birthday Forum
Monday, April 13, 2009!

Your next stop on the
is over at the blog of

Have a GREAT journey and ENJOY the RIDE!
Don't forget to stop by
and join in all of the challenges we have for you today
and join us in the CHAT room for fun and FREEBIES!

Because of time differences around the globe, some stops
on the Divine Digital Blog Train may not be up just yet
You will also find a list of
all of the stops in the
Divine Digital forum!


Come join in the fun!


Friday, April 03, 2009