Saturday, April 21, 2007

End of the scrapping drought

I hadn't scrapped a single thing in 2 weeks. Life's been a tad hectic with the new house getting finished and all. But I also was doing some designing, every "scrapping" moment I had. Finally got a couple LO's done and it feels great!
"Bike." Done for Lifts With a Twist and mostly ToniAnne stuff, credits are here.

"Yin & Yang Twins." Totally fun kit by Robyn Gough, and a few other goodies. Credits here.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Check these out!!!

I'm so dang excited about this... I have created some totally amazing new elements that I called Picture Stix. I have this funky photo thing up on a shelf in my dining room. It has a bunch of wires of what look kind of like solder wire, with coils on the ends. You slide photos down in the coils, and have this random bouquet of pictures. So I was looking at it the other day (dust and all, LOL) and thought, "hey, that would be totally cool for my scrapbooks." I searched all over under everything I could think to call it and couldn't find anything close. So I made it. And well, I'm pretty proud of how great they turned out. Whad'ya think??? Oh, they're available at and even on sale right now, for the first couple weeks. Great deal, so run right over, ok?
I gave them to a few of the gals over at, and they came up with some really great LOs, too! I'll hunt down the links and post pics here later.

I also created what I think is just a lovely spring kit called Bloom (the paper in the above preview is from it, too). It's got lots of texture and detail in the papers and elements. And a really fun, coordinating alpha (maybe my favorite part of the kit!). Here are some previews:It's also at 1HourScrap!

Thursday, March 15, 2007

I'm attempting to post

For the longest time, everytime I'd try to add a new post here, Netscape would just close on me. No warning at all. Grrr! Well, we updated our antivirus and such and other iffy things that were going on with the computer seem to have solved, so maybe this issue has, too. I have some exciting things to post about, but for now let me just put up my most recent LO, using ToniAnne's totally groovy Metal Linky-do's:

Credits can be found at DST.

Now, let's see if this actually works, LOL.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Apparently, I'm bubbly

Here's my most recent LO. I had fun doing it, and my goofy husband made me laugh. Gotta love a man who thinks you're sexy no matter how screwy your hair is or that you're up to your elbows in dirty diapers! The conversation went something like this:

Hey, remember that digidare thing I've told you about?


Well, this week the challenge is to scrap about me. But I have to do it with one word that you would use to describe me. So... what one word would you use for me?

Just one? How about _______?

What?!? I can't use THAT on the digidare!

Well, you asked, and I told you the first word that comes to mind because you're so sexy!

Come on, please?

Ok, how about... Bubbly?


Yes, you're outgoing, and fun and a real people person. You're a total complement to me in that way, because I'm not those things. So we make a good pair.

How about "Kind, intelligent, beautiful, mother, wonderful?"

What? Oh, you mean the one word to describe me?

Yeah, I've been thinking about it all evening at work.... Well, when I wasn't actually working. There are so many wonderful words to describe you. I don't know if I can pick just one.

But I need just one.

I don't think I should have to pick just one, but if I do, I still think you're bubbly. And it's something I really love about you.

you can find the credits.

Monday, February 5, 2007


If you happen to read my blog (rather unlikely, but possible as I do have a few comments), you can see that I'm not a great blogger by any stretch. But when I was looking at the challenges at digiscrapshak, I found this one for a blogging entry on being RAK'd. I remember the first time I even heard the term Random Act of Kindness. I read an article probably 15+ years ago about "Random Acts of Kindness and Senseless Acts of Beauty" and was so touched by it that I photocopied it and gave it to friends and family. Now the term is common, but I still love it.

I had a friend treat me to a RAK recently. She's one of those people who always brings a smile to my face. She thinks of others before herself, but is also a joy to be around because she doesn't seem put upon for it. My DH and I were having company over for dinner. It was people I didn't really know (the wife works with my DH--I'd met her but not her DH or baby), which made me more anxious about it than I would normally have been. That same day, there was a baby shower for my SIL, which I obviously couldn't skip out on. So even though my house wasn't as tidy as I wanted, I went to the shower. As I was leaving a little early, I mentioned to my friend why I had to go. 20 minutes after I got home, she called to tell me that she was on her way over to help me finish cleaning. She showed up, grabbed a broom and set to work. We had a great time visiting while we worked and I felt so loved by her sweet act of service. She makes me want to be a better person. What better kind of friend or RAK is there?

Friday, January 19, 2007

If you want to see the preview...'ll have to go here. I don't know why, but for some reason blogger isn't letting me upload a photo. The window comes up for it, but won't let me actually insert it. The download links are at the bottom of the previous post.

Here it is!

Ok, it was a day longer than I thought to get it all the way I wanted. But here it is. I have to say for my very first kit, I'm pretty proud of it. I love the papers so much that I used them to make the cutest blog header with a Toni Berman template, though I can't seem to figure out how to get it up there. AUGH! Anyway, please enjoy this kit. I'm totally open to CC! Please leave me a comment of some kind if you download it! (Over 60 people downloaded my template, but only one left a msg). Thanks, and I hope you enjoy it!

Download papers here
and elements here

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

I've caught the bug

I know I'm going to be like the million and third one out there, but I have totally caught the digi-designing bug. It's not about trying to sell them, but it's just so much fun to create these things. I'm working right now on a preview for a little kit I've put together, that I'm going to be giving away. Hopefully someone will actually want to use it. How fun would that be?!? It'll be here either tonight or tomorrow, I hope.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Sometimes I love DIP, other times I want to...

poke it in the nose. It's a thing I say to my kids when I'm frustrated and feel like spanking, but don't want to go there. So anyway, worked up this LO and when I was done, DIP copped an attitude and wouldn't save. AUGH! So frustrating. I tried everything, nothing doing. It had saved part way through, but WAY back. Oh well, at least it was in my head so I just had to recreate it, not design the entire thing. Here it is... (and yeah, I left the dishwasher open--imagine, getting sidetracked with 13 month old twins, haha)

Tuesday, January 9, 2007

I'm hooked on the dares

I'm totally hooked on the digidares. I think I've done every single one. I loved them before, but when I got picked as LOTW a few weeks ago, and then took 2nd place in the month of November, knew I was addicted! This is my latest:

All of the credits can be seen here.

Monday, January 8, 2007

A free DIP template

For the last Digidare I made the LO below. Yes, like everyone else in the digiscrapping world, it was time for a 2006 year in review.

Well, I got quite a few compliments on it, and some people saying they'd like to lift it. So I thought I'd turn it into a template. Since I made the original in DIP, that was easy. I may go into PSE and re-do it, but that'd be quite a lot more work. Right now, I think the only way it might work for you if you don't have DIP, is to use the magic wand for all the parts (and redo all the text yourselves). Yeah, pain in the you-know-what. Sorry!

Download here

Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Ok, I caved

And set up a blog. We'll see how this thing works out.