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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Rocket Boy QP Freebie

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Come celebrate my grand opening at Been There Scrapped That with this delightful Quickpage I made using my newest kit, Rocket Boy. Their 1 year anniversary starts April 1 and this week everything in the store is 35% off. WOW. As always, I'd love to hear from you! Come back by tomorrow, as I have another template freebie and some BIG NEWS to share. Below is Rocket Boy's preview and a link to purchase this funky retro kit.

Click here to purchase.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

I'm many things...

but a stellar cook isn't one of them. I set our dinner on fire last night, yes, a real, honest-to-goodness, flames leaping off the cookie sheet kind of fire. I had put some taco shells in there to warm up (2-3 minutes on broil) and BAM! Poor DS was so upset at the fire alarm, and DD just kept on coloring like it wasn't a big deal. Luckily, we got the flames put out in the kitchen sink and the rest of dinner was just fine, but boy is THAT going to be a family story from now on. :) Happy Sunday everyone.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

One more chance to win...

At the Seaside, if you go comment on Merchi's thread, she's giving away a copy of our kit, too, tonight!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Blog Award

from another talented designer, Tishia, go check out her blog and see what great freebies she has. This to honor all of us who are trying to break into the biz, never to give up. THANKS so much! There just isn't enough time to pass it on to 10 people right now, but please know it is appreciated.

Congrats Scrapping Mom of 5!

I did the old-fashioned way of eenie-meenie-miney-mo (I wonder how that's really spelled?) and landed on Scrapping Mom of 5, and has won At the Seaside by myself and Merchi! Scrapping Mom has some amazing layouts over on her blog, go check her out. I have a sneak peak of some new things I have going into my newest kit, Rocket Boy, I'm so excited about it. My new store at Been There Scrapped That will be open April 1st, so stop on by when you have a minute. And, don't worry there are more templates to come!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Grab the templates while you can...

If you haven't gotten my 365 template freebies, grab them now as the links will expire on Friday. Never fear, I will still offer my template freebies each week, but only for a limited time!

Monday, March 23, 2009

A freebie, A contest, A BIG thank you and A Big Announcement


Link has expired, go check out my new store!

Here's a fun new template for you a little early to play with!


Here is my entry into the Faith Sisters Designer Contest and I need your votes to win a spot designing for them. Click here to go over to their site, register and download my kit and many other fantastic entries for FREE. Scroll down to the bottom and click on the Product Design Team Applicants Gallery. And, if my loyal readers like my kit, please cast a vote for lil' ole' me.


for all the love left for me last week, so many wonderful comments that came at the perfect time. We found out that we lost the house we bid on January 6th to a lower bid, one of the problems with trying to buy a short sale house. I was also feeling a bit low about trying to find a home for my creations, and your kind words made me feel like my work is appreciated. Which leads me to


I got picked up by a GREAT store to be a designer! Liz & Colie over at Been There Scrapped That are taking a chance on a me, and my new designer friend, Merchi. We're so excited to be there and look forward to more collaborations in the future. In fact, leave me some love here in this post and I will pick a random winner from the comments on Friday night to win a download of At The Seaside, our first collaboration.

Friday, March 20, 2009

My Buckaroo Element Pack

Here is a quick peek at my newest kit in progress. I did these elements for a challenge at Inspiration Lane, so click on over there and you can download these goodies for free for just a little while before I combine them into a full kit for sale. We were also challenged to come up with a new logo and preview, and I'd love to know your opinions...

ETA: Awww, you're a little too late, the link to this mini kit has expired...but I will have another little mini-kit in this same theme available soon.

Funky Link Fixed...

Thanks to one of my loyal readers, I found that my link at 4shared went haywire. I'm sorry for the inconvenience, and have uploaded the file again and the link seems to be working just fine now. Please let me know if there are any more problems. Check back soon as I will have some elements available at Inspiration-Lane for free for a limited time that will go with my newest kit, My Buckaroo.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Finally, another freebie for my people!

Sorry, link has expired.

Thanks so much for being so patient with me. As you know, I've decided to find a home for my creations and I've been so busy with challenges, resumes, and sicknesses that I feel like I've neglected my readers. But, never fear, as I have a cool new template for you all. I've got some great things in the works, so stay tuned my loyal friends...

Saturday, March 14, 2009

My 1st Collab...

The link has expired, but will be up for sale soon at Been There Scrapped That.

Here is my 1st collaboration with Merchi, who is a very talented designer. You'll need to log into Inspiration Lane to view the gallery and then you can download all this beachy goodness for FREE. What do you think?

ETA: Awwww, shucks, you're a little too late for this freebie kit. But it will be for sale very soon at a store near you.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Project 365 Template 9 Freebie!

Sorry, link has expired.

FINALLY, my latest template is here for you to enjoy. This one is a bit eclectic and fun, and I put everything on its own layer. So, if there's a bit too much going on for you and your photos, you can get just get rid of the stitching or scallops, or chalk outlines. Sometimes, I like to get messy and do something different for a change. I hope you enjoy it! I don't have my layout this week, I'm going to put in my hospital bracelet and that should say it all. lol.

Finally, links to my contest mini-kits

Hi, patient readers, I've finally got my links to the 2 mini-kits I've created for my 2 designer contests. I'd love to have your comments on on them. The top creation, Springtime Zen, was created using a palette they chose (and I loved) and I really "felt" this design and wished I could have done more. I'll definitely turn it into something more one day. Now, to pick this up and the other 89 entries for FREE, you'll need to register at ScrapMatters to access the Design Star Week One gallery (way at the bottom). Mine is on page 4, I believe. Not sure if I made it on or not, but here's hoping. The bottom submission is a FUN kit, Rocket Boy, I made in honor of my hubby, the planetarium director. It was another mini-kit based on a color swatch they picked. It was the first time I used my own doodles and had a blast. Again, to get this and the other 20 kits for FREE, you have to go to Inspiration Lane and register and then scroll all the way down to the Desire to Inspire Challenge 1 gallery and I'm the first one you'll see. could these two kits be any more different? lol. Talk about some fun, free, MEGA kits.

ETA: Awwww, you're a little late as these links have expired, but they are coming back as full kits very soon!

I lost the battle...

with the stomach flu and ended up in the hospital Friday night getting fluids and meds and wishing anything would stop the pain. Which it finally did last night! I'm so exhausted, but I managed to get my kit linked up to Inspiration Lane for a new mini-kit I called Rocket Boy. It is adorable. I'll link it up for everyone very soon, I promise, but a shower and a nap await me before my little Birthday bash tonight. I hope I can eat some cake...

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Never Fear...a template is coming soon

We have become the sick house this week, battling a yucky intestinal flu that, of course, has hit me the hardest. As you know, I'm also in the middle of 2 designer contests, and my lost day and a half has really left me behind the 8 ball. I actually have a fun, eclectic layout for you, I just need to polish it up and get it to you. Hopefully, if I can get enough of this current contest items finished up, it'll be available tomorrow night. Cross your fingers for me...