Saturday, June 28, 2008

I'm Retiring from designing!

Well the time has come to hang up my designing smock. Designing has been a lot of fun but with 3 small kiddos and one more on the way its just too hard to get it all done. I've really enjoyed my time and don't plan on completely disappearing. I will still post from time to time and have a freebie now and then.

My Designs will be available at Digital Scrapn for two more weeks for 60% off then they will be gone forever!!!
Stop by for great savings before they disappear!

I still have a few items over at SAS for a limited time. I also have an exclusive kit now available free with purchase

Its called Sunday Stroll

You can grab it here

Thanks to Lori and all the gals at Digital Scrapn! I've learned so much from all of you and really enjoyed your friendship! Keep up the great work!

Thanks to all the great ladies at Stone Accents! You are such a friendly bunch! And thanks to Julie for giving me the opportunity to sell there.

Thanks to my Ct for doing such a great job! Wish you all the best!

And a special thanks to all my customers! I appreciate your support!

Take care everyone!

Ok this is not good bye...I'll be around when I'm not too busy playing outside with my kids.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

SAS newsletter is out

The latest issue of the Sassy news is here!
You can check it out here

And if you haven't already stop by the forums at SAS.
I'm hosting the Artists Trading Card Challenge. Its alot of fun! Check it out!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Don't throw out that old window!

I thought I'd share a really fun alternative to the everyday photo frame. I first saw this done at a cherry orchard and winery we visit every summer a couple of years ago. I put mine next to my entryway so i added coat hooks and its been so practical. I created this project before i had the digi bug or pse otherwise you may find scrapbook pages here lol.

This is such an easy project. I used my window as is curtain hooks and all. Simply add something to the back so it can hang. Print your photos and adhere them using your favorite adhesive. I used tape...then switched to glue dots. Also i guesstimated the size of the glass...hence the photos are slightly smaller. Actually at the time the program i used probably only gave me the printing option of 4x6, 5x7 etc. but it would be really easy fix in the program i have now. I'll have to do that as soon as i get my new printer.

See what been blooming in my garden? I had to bring some fresh flowers inside to enjoy! This time of year is so exciting. I always have something new blooming! And oh is my poor garden a mess....When i started my gardens i only had one child and was not into scrapping so it was much easier to keep up with. Now i have 3, one more on the way and can't seem to pull myself away from the pc for more than a few minutes at a time lol. Oh well weeds deserve a chance to live too right?

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 2, 2008

Free offer and Quick page

I have a special going on at SAS this week. When you purchase Caribbean Rush you will recieve the 6 page 4x6 brag book free! Offer is good June 1st thru June 7th. You can find it in my shop here .

Also One of my Ct's Mistybelle has created an adorable quick page created with My Girl Kit.

You can find it on her blog here

I am also hosting an ATC Challenge at SAS. Stop by and check it out.

Have a great day!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Announcing my first Creative Team and other news!

Congratulations to my first Creative Team!


Jennifer Hodges

Katherine (platinum butterfly)





Sweet Witchy


Welcome girls! I'm so glad to have you on my team!

Thanks to everyone who applied!!!!!

My girls have been working hard already and have created some gorgeous lo's! Take a look at what some of them did with my newest kit Caribbean Rush.
created by Macek007

created by Tiza

click for credits

created by Mistybelle

click for credits

Stop by the gallery at SAS for more amazing lo's here.

You can find this kit in my shops now and it is on sale until Friday for $3.99!

The Stone Accents Newsletter is out! Though I really think they should call it a magazine it is packed full of great items, lo's, freebies and more!

Take a look!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, May 26, 2008

New Kit Caribbean Rush and Quickpage Freebie!

I changed my look did you notice? And I had some new blinkies made by KjConners. She did a great job! Be sure to grab one before you leave.

I have two new products in my stores. A new kit called Caribbean Rush. Its fun and summery in shades of pinks and bluish greens. I've also made a little 4x6 brag book to go with it.

You can find the kit in either of my stores . The brag book is only available at Digital Scrapn.

Digital Scrapn Designs

Stone Accents Studio

Oh and did I mention the kit is on sale until Saturday for $3.99!

I also made a quick page freebie for you to go with it!

You can download it from 4shared here

Btw I had alot of great applicants for my Ct call!! I am very excited about my new team and will make an announcement later this week.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

I've been Tagged and A Freebie

I've been tagged by cindyrelly

1.) Link your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
2.) Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3.) Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4.) Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
Hmmm seven facts

1) I went to 13 different schools

2) I've been married for 10 years in June, together for 16
3) weird fact: I didn't get my driver's license until I was 23...long story short I never failed the test just didn't bother to take it until them. I hit a parked car the first time I ever drove and it took me that long to get over my fear. lol I'm okay now. I think

4) I go to Door County, WI every summer with my family.
5) I'm pregnant with my 4th child

6) weird fact: I think the baby is a girl, because when i was pregnant with my 2 boys I couldn't eat or be anywhere near cucumbers or melons. With my daughter I couldn't eat or be near garlic or onions. I can't be near garlic or onions this time either.
7) I don't believe in Santa Clause

Time to tag ok I'm cheating and only doing four. I need to scrap! lol

On to the freebie!!!!!
One of my new ct members Merryheart has made this gorgeous Summer's End quickpage for you!

It can be downloaded from 4shared here

This is Merryheart's completed lo. Isn't it cute! You can find this and other great lo's at her gallery here. And be sure to stop by here blog and leave her some love


Have a great holiday weekend!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Stone Accents Studios May Mega is here!

Here is my contribution to the SAS May Mega! The entire kit is on sale for the introductory price of $4.95! You can grab it in the store here.

Check out the gallery to see all the great lo's created with this gorgeous kit!

The SAS-y news is here! Check it out for all the latest info, inspiration, sales, freebies and more!

Monday, May 19, 2008

My first Ct call ever!!!!

I need some scrappers to be part of my first creative team!! Looking for friendly people who like my designs and want free stuff. Everyone is welcome to apply!
To apply simply drop me an email with a little info about yourself and a link to your most current gallery. Don't have a gallery? that's fine just email a few lo's.
email please put ct call in the subject
Stop by my shops at Digital Scrapn Designs and Stone Accents Studio to see if you like my designs.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Mother's Day Sale this weekend at Digital Scrapn!

Lots of different sales going on at Digital Scrapn Designs this weekend. We also have a Mother's Day category so check it out for surprises!

You can get this adorable card made by Lori for free in the store!

Stop by now for cool savings!

Stop by SAS this weekend!

Have you stopped by Stone Accent Studio yet? If not why not check out the forums. They have a full list of categories. A Learning section with tutorials, contests, challenges and themes! It's a great place to get some scrapping inspiration! Stop by the forums and take a look!

There are lots of cute things in the store too so be sure to check them out!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

What's in your purse?

Hummie has an interesting challenge on her blog called Whats in your purse?

The rules per hummies blog

You must:
1. Include your hand in the photo so we can relate to how big the purse is.
2. Dump the contents of your purse and share another photo, listing the contents of your purse.

I change my purse all the time depending on what I'm wearing or time of year. This is the one I've been using lately. The brown leather matches the shoes I like to wear.

Ok when I dumped the contents of my purse cracker crumbs went flying everywhere. Guess it was time to clean it out huh? lol


1 pile of receipts and junk for the garbage

2 my wallet

3 (2) dvd's i just rented Good luck Chuck and Becoming Jane they are from the redbox at the grocery store. I just love it you can grab a movie for only a dollar a day!

4 ice breaker's mints

5 blistex and burt's bees pomegrante lip balm can't live without those

6 3 bracelets. I thought they were so cute in the store but they are so loud when the clank together it drives me crazy.

7 hand lotion can't live without this either my hands are always so dry

8 my badge album

9 cell phone

10 one sticker of the kids from a Dr. visit

11 one empty sea band container and i wasn't even wearing the sea bands so that really doesn't need to be in there.

12 oh look there is a pen in there.

13. i also have a sd card in a little carry case for when i go to the photo kiosk since my printer is broken.

14 loose change

15 appt card

I usually have a few diapers and toys or a sippy cup but not today.

I have a new purse I haven't had a chance to use yet that has a light in the inside! I think that is so smart. How many times have we tried to find something in our purse at night in the car and just can't because it's so dark?

Well that's my purse. Want to join stop by Hummie's blog for details.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Its My Birthday!

Another year has flown by! I have a couple freebies for you to celebrate. And I'm having a sale at my Shop at Digital Scrapn Designs 32% off all my items! (can you guess how old I am? lol) Sale starts today and goes until Friday.

Now onto the freebies!!!

You can download the Memories Mini Kit from 4 shared here

You can grab the quick page here

Don't forget to swing by the gallery and show off your layouts!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

National Scrapbooking Day Sales have Started!

We are celebrating National Scrapbooking Day a little early at Digital Scrapn Designs. The entire store is on sale! Personal use items are 50% off and commercial use items are 30%off!

Stop by to find great savings or win a door prize! Now is the time to stock up.

And if you're still looking for a gift idea for Mother's Day my Jump Badge album is on sale for only $2.00! Its super cute and super easy and well at this price super cheap too!

You can grab in my shop here

The Digital Scrapn Newsletter is out! Grab it here

If you are looking for my latest Freebies scroll down or look on the right side.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stone Accents Studios Newsletter out!

The lastest issue of the Stone Accents Studios newsletter is here. It is packed full with great stuff! You won't want to miss this read!

Check it out here

I moved a few of my things in you can find my new store here.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

I have a second home!

I have some exciting news! I will be joining Stone Accents Studios as one of their designers. I am very excited. There is so much going on there tons of challenges and learning tools in the forums. You find great inspiration in the Gallery.

I'm in the process of getting my things in the store should be moved in by tomorrow so please stop by and take a look!

I also have another quick page to add to your collection made from my kit Jump. You can grab it from 4 shared.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Jump! is the store!

I've been busy the last day or so wrapping up my new kit and badge album. I am happy to say they are in the store and ready to go yay! lol I also made a quickpage to go with it and will probably make a few more. Of course I'll have a freebie to go with it in a few days.

ok first up my first badge album Jump

Badge albums make great gifts! Dont forget Mother's Day is coming soon! This would be great to give to Mom or Grandma to throw in her purse. You can check out the Jump Badge Album here

Or you can grab the whole kit here and scrap the day away!

Or if you just have one picture you really want scrapped and easily you can pick up the quickpage for only $1.99 at my shop at Digital Scrapn Designs!

Here's a finished qp with my two boys
Have a great weekend!

Friday, April 11, 2008

I did it! I made my first badge album and Sneak Peak!

I made my first badge album with a kit I'm still working on called Jump. It was so much fun and turned out really cute (at least i think so). I made one for me and I'm working on one for each of the kids grandparents. Creating badge albums is so easy. You can find the badge protectors at walmart for under $2.00 or most office supply stores. edit: I should say you can find it at most Walmarts. We just finally got a Walmart in our town and I hate it. Its so small and doesn't carry most of the things I want like badge protectors. So I had to go out of town to pick up mine. The trip was well worth it though!
Here is a little sneak peak of the kit I'm working on.

I have the badge album complete just need to package it up so look for that and my new kit in the store sometime next week!
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Sorry about the freebies and a new one

For those of you stopping by for freebies I'm so sorry. I totally forgot I had remove them from the store not thinking that the links on my blog went to the store. So i will be working on updating those links over the next few days.

as a thank you for your patience and sorry for any inconvenience i have a quick page for you.

you can grab it here
Feel free to stop by my shop and take a look around or stop by the forums and join a challenge!

Monday, March 31, 2008

Scrap 4 Autism

This month i participated in a fundraiser with 38 other designers. We put together a kit as a thank you for your donation to the Walk for Autism. This money goes directly to the foundation no store or designers will receive any funds. It was alot of fun and turned out great! Its for a really good cause as well.

This is my contribution to the kit. There is so much more to see!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Bad Blogger Bad blogger! lol

Well i guess i haven't been too good about blogging lately. Sorry about that. A few things have been going on. First my sister had to work some crazy hours so we won't be doing the easter collab after all. But i'm sure we will get together on something else very soon.

What else....still haven't finished up the elements for my imagine kit. It may just stay as a paper pack lol. I started working on another kit a boy one. and I'm trying to make some badge albums for myself out of it and if it turns out ok i'll let ya know.

I was going crazy spring cleaning the week before easter since we host Easter dinner at our house. That left me completely exhausted...or so i thought! Turns out I am pregnant with my 4th child! Which is fine by me I wanted four so this is it! its all down hill from here right? lol

Anyway I've been really discouraged when it comes to designing lately. I'm not sure i can put the hours into that i need to be successful. I'll will see how i feel. So far in this pregnancy i just feel really tired not too sick yet...

any way...hopefully i'll be back in a few days with something exciting like a freebie! who knows it could happen lol!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Hybrid Project idea Notebook-Journal

I have a hybrid project for you today!! This project was inspired by a gift I received from my sister. I printed papers and elements from my Wildflower kit to cover a regular size notebook. Then I took ribbon and cut and tied them around the spiral. This project is a quick and easy way to take something ordinary and a little punch to it. These notebooks would be great for kids to take to school or for a quick personalized gift.

One note i would recommend using some sort of glue dots or spray adhesive rather than a glue stick. I used a glue stick at first and had to go back and reglue. lol Maybe roughing up the surface would help because it does seem a little glossy. Also I printed on regular computer paper which turned out fine. However one little spec of water wrecks it. (as you may see in my photo this happened to me) So if this is something you want to last a while or for small children I would recommend putting some kind of protection on the cover.

It's also a good idea to take a small sample of the papers with you when picking out ribbon. I forgot which is why my green isn't exactly the perfect match uggh! Oh well you get the general idea right? lol

Don't forget you can't pick up my Wildflower kit at Digital Scrapn Designs for only $3.99 the entire month of March! Grab it before the sale ends!
Please stop by the Gallery and show us your lo's. And join a challenge in the forums.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

New stuff layout share sale and more!

I just wanted to let you know I have the Imagine papers available in the store. You can pick them up for $2.99 here. Plan on adding elements soon. I really wanted to have the entire kit ready but dh got sick and the kids all got sick again. ugggg! So i really haven't had a whole lot of time to scrap.
Here is a lo i did using these papers. I created this lo for a template challenge in the forums. You can find the challenge here . Template by scovington.

Also Wildflower is on sale for the entire month of March for only $3.99!!
I am hosting a challenge to go with it in the forums. Stop by and join us for some fun in a different kind of sketch challenge.
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Whats up and New Challenges in the forums

I wish i could say our little vacation was restful but while it was a lot of fun we did so much running around i feel like i didn't get to relax at all. lol We went to a waterpark resort. It was really nice we got a three bedroom condo so there was plenty of room for my family and my sisters. The kids loved it. I did too. Im not into the slide thing really. I lean towards the wave pool and lazy river. The main reason for the trip was to celebrate my dh's birthday. The poor guy was sick almost the whole time we were there. Fortunately he did feel well enough for the two of us to go out to a nice dinner alone one night.
When we got back...the stomach flu hit each member of our family one at a time. uggh I was the last one to get it. but luckily i lost three pounds out of the deal. hopefully i can start exercising and keep those pounds off and lose a few more. 10 more to go to get back to my pre baby weight!
Well i have a lot of catching up to do in the digi world. hopefully i will be caught up by the end of the week.

We have a few more challenges going on the the forums this month and I hosting one as well. Check them out here.

We have some new designers in the shop. Stop by the store and check em out here.

Ok now to get that kit completed.


Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Going out of town and a Sneak Peak

We are heading out of town for a few days for some much needed r&r. My sisters family will be joining us. Im so excited and really need a break from the hohum of everday life. I wont have any internet acess which will give me the opportunity to get catch up on some other things. But really im not sure if i can handle it im starting to feel withdrawls already. lol
I should be back online by Sat. I plan on starting my filter challenges back up again in March. If you didn't get a chance to do the other ones Hummie is starting them over at her forum you can check it out here.

Also thought I'd give ya a little sneak peak of a kit I'm working on. Its called Imagine. Not sure when you can expect it in the stores since i will be away for the rest of the week and wont be able to work on it. But hopefully it will be out in a week or two just have to make some elements to go with it.

Well I'm off like a prom dress. hehe See ya soon!

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Chocolate Raspberry lo and Freebie

I created this layout with my latest kit Chocolate Raspberry. You can find it in my shop at Digital Scrapn Designs here.
fonts used: highland perk, hello sark, chopin script

I also have a little freebie for you. You can grab it from 4shared.

My sister and I are working on another collab. It will be for Easter with a religious theme. So look for that soon.

Also I have a few challenges that i will be hosting in march as well as a few hybrid projects so look for that in the forums next month!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

New Kit Chocolate Raspberry

I initially created this kit for a Valentine's Day promotion at Digital Scrapn Designs. But had some internet troubles last week and was unable to get in on time so i added a few elements and an alpha and its now available in my shop.
You can check it out here
I stop back with a freebie today or tomorrow.
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Wildflower Papers now available separately

I have the wildflower papers available separately in the store at Digital Scrapn Designs

Also don't forget to check out the entire kit here

If you didn't get a chance to stop by and try out our lastet sketch challenge in the forums theres still time.

Here is the lo i did

click on photo for credits

You've been using Photoshop too much if

Ok i thought of quite a few of these before i sat down and now my memory is failing

So lets play a game here's what i have so far if think of any leave a comment and i'll add it to the list.

You know you've been spending too much time in photoshop or similar program if

1. You lose a button or similar embellishment on your shirt and want to hit control j to replace it.

2 You take a look in the mirror and spot a new blemish or wrinkle and reach for the healing brush

3 You or most likely your child spills their drink all over your light colored carpet and you want to click undo


Saturday, February 16, 2008

Wildflower Freebie and lo share

I did a little scrappn with my new kit Wildflower and have a lo to share with you. And I also have a freebie! A paper and a tag freebie that coordinates with my wildflower kit.

You can download it here

You can grab the kit at my shop Digital Scrapn Designs here.
Be sure to pick up the latest issue of the Digital Scrapn Newsletter to find out the latest happenings at the store.