Sunday, September 30, 2007

{so in love with Fall!}

OK, fall is FABULOUS. My husband and I just drove the "Alpine Loop". It's this GORGEOUS drive that takes you through the mountains, up so high and drops you down on the other side of the valley. It's incredible. The colors right now are just to die for! I drove through the canyon last week and it was NOTHING like it is right now!!!! We didn't take our camera because the batteries were dead, but we snapped ONE photo at the summit with Josh's phone. :) It turned out pretty good for a phone pic! There isn't really any amazing fall foliage behind us, because we were up so high, it was mostly all pines!! But it was still GORGEOUS! (frame by "Scraps Up")

I just LOVE fall, and I hate that it doesn't last longer. It's the perfect weather, the most gorgeous scenery, fun holidays. It's just AWESOME!!!! As you know, I just finished "Vibrant Autumn", a HUGE collaboration kit with Andilynn Designs and SHARIng Creations. And our fabulous CT at ScrapMatters cranked out some AMAZING LOs with it!! They are just way too good not to share with you!!! (We are so lucky to have such talent on our CT!)


Danica did THREE!! (I don't know how she does it!!!)

Henriette (Happy Birthday, Girl!!)

Aren't they all so deliciously FALL!? I love it. (And as a side note, you can get "Vibrant Autumn" kit free with any purchase of $10 or more at ScrapMatters for this week only.)

Oh yeah! And here's mine. I almost forgot. (I had to come back and edit my post!! haha)

The opening of ScrapMatters went really well! We're still having a ball, and the Grand Opening Celebration goes until the 13th of October! So, there's still LOTS of fun to be had! If you haven't come and qualified for your freebies yet, you just HAVE to do it! The gifts are so good!! Click here to get more info on that.

We're going to my parents house for dinner pretty soon, as we do every Sunday. My mom wants me to watch "Kid Nation" with her. She is really into it, and I think it looks interesting. So we'll probably do that after dinner while all the boys go downstairs and play Halo3.

Oh - and I know I promised you a blog freebie today, but its not ready yet!!!! I'm sorry! Can it wait another day or two? Sorry. It's been REALLY busy getting the store up and also, I'm finishing up an awesome collaboration kit with Leah Hoddinott for scraphead! It should be released in the next few days! (and of course I'll throw a little coordinating freebie up here!!)

If its beautiful and FALL where you are, get outside today and ENJOY IT while it lasts!!! Fall is fleeting. :)

Friday, September 28, 2007

{tomorrow's the big day!!!}

First of all, The Office last night was seriously AWESOME!!!!! YAY!! I'm so happy to have new episodes to watch! It's the best!

But the big news is that tomorrow is the Grand Opening of ScrapMatters!!!!! It's going to be so much fun! I can't WAIT!

There is so much going on during our Grand Opening! Everything in the store is 30% off! We're giving away TONS of freebies and thank-you gifts. There will be new challenges, and other fun things going on in the forum. AND we're giving away this HUGE HUGE HUGE collaboration kit away with every purchase of $10 or more! It's over 200mb! It has 16 papers, a full alpha, and TONS and TONS of embellies! Andrea (Andilynn Designs), Shari (SHARIng Creations) and I all worked hard to make it the most fabulous fall kit ever!

Watch my blog tomorrow, I'll be showing some fabulous LOs created by our talented Creative Team scrapped with "Vibrant Autumn".

Also come back to my blog tomorrow for a coordinating freebie!! :) :)

I hope you'll stop by during our Grand Opening! It's going to be awesome, and totally worth your while (lots of goodies) to come and join in the fun.

See ya at tomorrow!

Thursday, September 27, 2007

{get excited!!!}

Hello!! So much is going on right now, and so much I'm excited about, its hard to know where to start.

Ok, let me start with this LO I did last week for a challenge at scraphead. Aly hosted a fun challenge called "Colorful Lack of Color". We were challenged to change some photos to B&W or Sepia and also include one of the freebies available at scraphead (of which there are many cute ones!!!). So, this is what I scrapped!

This is from our trip to California this summer to visit my brother and sister in law. We all went out to dinner and had such a fun night! I used Minna's awesome ring ribbon freebie, which I used to wrap around my photos. This freebie is still available here if you want to grab it! They are so cute and fun to use!!!

Speaking of freebies, Carol Abram (chief scraphead) just released a new one! It's totally fun for fall.

Go here and download it!

The reason I've been sooooo busy lately is that I am helping Andrea (Andilynn Designs) open a brand new store called Scrap Matters!!! We're REALLY close to being ready, and our grand opening is this Saturday!!! There are TONS of prizes, contests, and other fun things going on during our grand opening week!!!!! So I hope you'll all come and have fun, and support us! My designs are going to be sold in this store as well, and you know we're going to be having a killer Grand Opening Sale (along with an AWESOME free prize with any purchase of $10 or more that I can't tell you about just yet!!). So, its a great time to come and grab any of my stuff, and get a great gift as well (that I did help design, shoot I gotta stop telling secrets or I'm gonna get in trouble!).

So - that's where I'll be all day Saturday. Playing, scrapping and having a ball chatting up scrappers at Scrap Matters! I can't wait!!!!!!!! GET EXCITED! woo!

AND "The Office" starts again tonight! FINALLY!!!!! Jim and Pam on a date?? Did they actually go out? I can't WAIT to find out!

Monday, September 24, 2007

{a challenge, a freebie prize, and a SALE!}

The wonderful designer Leah Hoddinott and I have teamed up to co-host the challenge at scraphead for the next 2 weeks. It's a scraplift challenge and EVERY participant gets this freebie mini-kit!

Click here to get the challenge details! I hope you'll all play, cuz I REALLY want to start giving this fun kit to scraplifters! We're also finishing up the full "Daydream Believer" kit that will be up in the store at scraphead before the challenge ends.

Here is my entry for the challenge. I lifted a FUN LO by "Tiffikat" called "Bubbe's Flowers". Here's my take on it!

credits here

AND . . . great news! Scraphead is having a SALE right now on all their kits. So, if you've hesitated picking any of my kits up, now's the time! They're all 25% off this week!!

So, go grab those kits you've had your eye on while they are on sale. It ends on Sunday! Don't delay!! :)

Hope all is well with all my faithful readers! Leave me a comment if you stop by. I just LOVE hearing from you.

OH . . . and PLEASE send me/email me links to your LOs using any of my products! I want to do another "Show-Off" post! There might be something in it for you if you do! *wink*wink*

Saturday, September 22, 2007

{Hey, Daddio! It's new! (plus, a freebie!)}

So it's official. My stuff is up and running at scraphead and so is my brand new kit!! I present to you . . .

Hey, Daddio

And here are a couple of detail shots for you!

This kit includes a whopping 12 papers and TONS of embellies! Click here to get it in the store!!

Here's a LO I scrapped with it! :) (I'm my own CT!)

And, because I love my blog readers, here is a freebie add-on kit. If you download it, please leave a comment. And if you like the add-on, come get the FULL kit at scraphead!! :)

Download your freebie HERE!!

Take care, and have a fun weekend!!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

{The Big Time!}

Wow, it's been too long since my last post!! So sorry about that. But I've been just a tad busy (understatement of the century). I've been asked to start selling my designs at! Yes, that's right, ME, moi, this girl!!! I'm so insanely excited to be a bonified digi-scrap designer!!

What this means for you: LOTS of new products on a continual basis. Tons of free add-ons, samplers, and goodies! And you can come join us in the awesome community that is SCRAPHEAD. I've been on the CT there for a few months, and its a great site. If you haven't checked it out yet, I strongly urge you to do so! If anything just to come see my "name in lights"!

And on top of everything, I'm currently working with my friend and fellow designer Andrea of Andilynn Designs to open a brand new store! Our Grand Opening is coming soon and I'll be selling there as well!! More information on the new store when it becomes available! ;)

All my past freebies will be taken down tonight, and moved to the store, so if you were silly and didn't download them, come and grab 'em at scraphead. But don't get too down-hearted about the lack of freebies. More are coming very soon!

SO much is going on, its crazy!! I haven't been to bed before 1:00 AM in, . . . well, I can't remember when. But all my hard work is paying off!!

As soon as my stuff is officially uploaded and for sale at, I will be giving away a freebie add-on mini-kit that coordinates with my newest full kit! So come back for that!

Ugh! A blog post with not one photo. How boring!! Oh alright, I'll give you sneaky peek at my new kit, soon to be released with free add-on! :)

Yep, that's all the peek you get for now! It's 1:40 AM now. Gotta go finish up a few things and then hit the sack!!


Friday, September 14, 2007

{paper sale!}

I LOVE a good bargain, so I thought I'd share one! has ALL their paper packs 25% off this week!

There are a TON of awesome papers there!!! Here are a few of my favorite packs in the store right now!

My friend Andrea of Andilynn Designs just BARELY released this awesome paper pack called "Blue Bliss".

Minna of MiraDesigns has too many cute papers to pick a favorite, but I LOVE her "Branded Papers".

And I also really like these bright and crazy papers by Jess of Jessy Designs called "Wild Flowers".

And they are all on sale!! Pretty groovy!

That's all for now!


Tuesday, September 11, 2007


Hey blog-readers! What's crackin'?

I'm about to do something pretty scary, and that is to announce the official opening of my little venture "Blessed Events".

When my niece, Eden, was born my brother and sister in law wanted an adorable announcement to send out to all their friends and family to show off their new little girl! But they would need a lot of them, so it would have to be fairly inexpensive. Enter, ME! I designed them an adorable card and gave them the digital rights to it. Then they went out and printed it themselves (at Costco) and wa-la! Custom cards to send out!!

This inspired "Blessed Events", a site where you can chose and purchase a unique design you love, then I customize it with your photo and information, and you then own the digital image to do with what you will. Make prints, email it, display it, its up to you!! I've had a blast designing baby announcements, graduation announcements, and holiday cards. And I have a million more ideas in my head, so new designs will be loaded to the store all the time!

Here is a sneak peek at some of the fun designs you'll find at Blessed Events:

So spread the word far and wide!! And come visit Blessed Events. If you or anyone you know is having a baby, or graduating, or needs an AWESOME holiday card this year, send them over!! :) Make the most of the blessed events in your life!

Sunday, September 9, 2007

{News, CT LOs & a Freebie!!}

I just realized I never posted some very exciting news! Shandy of Shandy Vogt designs has invited me to be on her Creavitve Team!!!!! I've been a HUGE Shandy fan since I first started scrapping, so needless to say I was THRILLED! So, I'm sure I'll be posting lots of CT LOs with all Shandy's fabulous stuff!! Thank you so much Shandy! I couldn't be more excited!

I also wanted to post a couple of LOs I did last week for my AND Andilynn Designs Creative Teams!!

The first is a page from my trip to Phoenix back in June. That trip is getting scrapped slowly but surely. :)


I used Andrea's (Andilynn Designs) new "Summer Sweets - Brights Patterns" kit, along with a few things from Shandy Vogt designs, and a couple of my own things as well!

This second LO is also using a kit by Andrea: "Summer Sweets - Mixers", and an awesome new template by Shandy called "Got Spaces?".


And finally, the reason you're reading, here is the freebie I made for you today. It's an alpha that coordinates with my previous freebie kit, "Missed the Bus". The other kit had a numbers set that was like this, but I thought I'd go ahead and make a full alpha! :)

Link has expired. Thank you for your interest!

Please leave a comment if you snag it!! THANKS!

I've been super busy working on other projects, new designs, etc. etc. etc. But I am still loving it, and that's what's important, right? I recently installed a hit counter here on my blog, and I'm astounded at the number of hits. Here I thought no one read my blog!

Ok, gotta go make some late dinner for the husband and I! Have a great night! Happy scrapping!!

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

{a few new LOs}

Beading Beauties was a big success last night! We had a great little group and we all made some REALLY fun things! I wore my new earrings to work today!! :)

But it reminded me that I never posted my LO I scrapped from our LAST Beading Beauties. I put in on my little slideshow but I never posted it here in the blog!!! So here it is:

I also scrapped this fun page of my ADORABLE niece, Eden. I used a lot of products from Mira Designs by my amazingly talented friend Minna! Every time I look at these pictures I just smile. You can't look at these photos and not be happy. I think its impossible. I wanted to get across that happy feeling in LO. How did I do?

And finally, I scrapped another CT LO for using Carol Abram's Hydrangea Hues kit! We had a birthday party for Josh's parents back in November and these pictures are a hoot!

Full credits for these LOs can be found in my gallery!

So there are my most recent LOs! :) Thanks for lookin'!!

Tuesday, September 4, 2007


I wanted to "SHOW-OFF" some GREAT LOs I've received using my kits. I have a couple more using "Accidentally In Love" (still up for grabs as a freebie!) So here we go . . .

Binkie Love (page 1 & 2) by Danica!

"In Love With Baby" by Shari

And now some LOs using "Missed the Bus"!

Another LO by the amazing Shari! "My Three Sons"

"Slow Down" by Mrs. Wresh

"First Grader" by Maria (Muss) (Isn't her niece adorable??!!)

Two LOs from Rachel! "Luke Learns to Scrap" and . . .
A really cute desktop calendar!

Erica (ezane) scrapped FOUR LOs with this kit!! Can you believe that? And she rocked them all! First up, "3 Months".
"Aim For The Moon"
"LOVE" and . . .
And "Jacob"
Amazing how much you can get scrapped with just one kit!

Next up, TWO LOs by Elise (Tittei)
And "2 Best Friends"

And two LO's from Chris(my4boys)! "Growing Like A Weed"
And "Tyler + Frogs = Happy"

And last but definitely not least "Friends Forever" by Morgan!

Whew!!! That is a LOT of LOs! But I couldn't NOT show them off! I'm working on a few new freebies so watch for those!! I've had a TON of stuff going on lately so I haven't been the best blogger. I have Beading Beauties again tonight, so that should be fun! I'm making earrings that match the bracelet I made last month! I'll post photos when they are done!

Have a great day! And thanks for stopping by!

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