Thursday, December 31, 2009

The Year Has Ended With A Bang

I appologize for the long gap between posts.  I had a few posts that were scheduled for the week I was in the hospital and I had some issues so they never got posted.  And well then with the new little one and the holidays the last few weeks have been crazy.  But things are starting to settle down a little and I hope to be more active over the next several weeks.

So the news everyone has been waiting for...It's A Boy!  My son was born on December 8th and has been bringing the entire family nothing but pure joy ever since.  We had some complications during labor and ended up having a c-section but we are all doing well now.  I will be posting some layouts to show off my new bundle of joy over the next week.

Tomorrow starts the next blog train for ADSD.  This is my first train to participate in as a designer.  I am a little disappointed as I was not able to get an entire kit ready for tomorrow with all of the activities in December.  I, however, will have a free download for you tomorrow as well as the entire list of particpants in the blog train.  Plus, I will have an additional free download every Friday in January.  So you will still get an entire kit from me it will just be in weekly downloads.

I hope that everyone is having a safe and happy New Year's Eve!

Until Next Time!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Exciting Week Ahead

Next week is going to be a busy week for my family.  Do to the continued contractions and the lack of our little baby actually coming our doctor has decided to induce Monday night.  So next week we will finally be welcoming our new addition!  I will not be on my blog at all next week.  However, I have already got a few little surprises put together so I am going to go ahead and schedule to have them posted so even though I will be gone for a little bit you will still want to stop by.

After the baby and I get settled in I will be back with some more designs and a few more freebies.  I am also working on my first design kit for a Blog Train which will begin January 1st and I am very excited to share it with all of you.

Until Next Time!

SDD Freebies

It is day five and what does that mean at Scrappity-Doo-Day...FIVE freebies.  That's right.  They have five different quick pages that they are giving out for free today.  So stop by the forum and pick up your freebie and be sure to thank the designers for their contributions.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The gifts keep coming over at SDD

If you missed checking out the Christmas Forum over at Scrappity-Doo-Dah yestersday you will deffinitly want to head on over there now.  It is the second day of Holiday magic and they have another daily download, two giveaways to enter, and the blog games continue.  Plus today they released the December Mega Kit - Tons of Wonderful Products from SDD designers all at a great price.

Until Next Time!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

It's Starting To Look A Lot Like Christmas Over At SDD

Well December is here and all of the wonderful designers at Scrappity-Doo-Dah are decking the halls.  Check out there Christmas Forum to see all of the games, challenges, and gifts they have to offer.  I promise you won't be disappointed!

ADSD December Blog Train

December is here!  I have officially participated in my first blog train.  For the month of December the wonderful designers at ADSD are sharing some fun quick pages.  All of the quick page freebies feature designs from the November Blog Train.  I hope that you enjoy the two pages that I created.  Both pages feature the creative work from the Gingerbread Christmas Kit designed by Sunshine Artz.  I absolutly loved the kit and working with it to create these pages.  Make sure to stop by the rest of the sites to get all of the freebies.

December Blog Train Participants

Each of the blogs below have a contribution to the December Blog Train on their blogs: - You Are Here

Until Next Time!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Final All American Pup Freebie

Good morning everyone!  I have another Quick Page to offer you today.  It will be the last freebie using my kit All American Pup.  If you haven't picked up the previous freebies from the kit make sure to do that is well.  I will have all of the downloads available as a freebie until December 15th!

Hopefully we will have no more mishaps with the web design.  Now that I have the final QP done and uploaded I am going to be putting more focus on updating my blog and its design.  So please stay tuned so you can offer some feedback and enjoy the freebies that will be offered!

Until Next Time!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Blog Contstruction

I appologize for the issues that the blog design had today.  I was doing some work that messed up a lot of my images at Photobucket.  I did not realize what had happened nor the effect it had on the blog.  Though there is still a lot of "construction" going on on my blog and the design needs some more work I believe I have the images that needed updating taken care of so you should be able to view the blog again.

Until Next Time!

QP Freebie

I hope that everyone is having a wonderful Saturday.  The weather here is just beautiful and I cannot wait to get out and enjoy the day.

Today I have a quick page freebie for you.  It uses elements and papers from the All American Pups Mini Kit.  I hope that you enjoy the page.  Make sure to stop back tomorrow for another Quick Page and the final freebie from the set

Until Next Time!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Black Friday Freebie

Well I hope that everyone is staying safe on this crazy day of shopping.  At over 8 months pregnant I most deffinitly did not join in on the chaos this year.  I instead will be spending the day at home with my family and my pups.

Today I have three add ons for you that come from the elements in my All American Pups Mini Kit.  The download includes a photo mat, fancy ribbon, & a title.  I hope that you enjoy.  If you do download these freebies I just ask that you leave me a comment - they are so greatly appreciated.  Tomorrow I will be featuring a quick page using this kit so stop back in to pick it up!

I have begun my work on my QPs that will be given away as freebies during the month of December for the ADSD Blog Train.  I cannot wait to share these with you on the 1st.

Until Next Time!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope that everyone is having a wonderful Thanksgiving today.  I wanted to quickly stop in and make sure to get today's download uploaded for everyone!

Today I have the elements from my All American Pups Mini Kit for you.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Birthday Giveaway at Piccolina Designs

One of the blogs that I follow is Piccolina Designs.  She always has wonderful kits available and some great freebies too.  This month Piccolina Designs is doing a birthday celebration.  There has been a new freebie mini kit offered each day and today an even bigger Birthday Giveaway was announced.  Right now if you visit the site you can get entered to win PSE 7.  Jump on over there to check it out!

Until Next Time!

Freebie Paper Pack

I promised you the first part of the mini kit I am currently working on and I am here to uphold my promise.  Today I have the six papers that I created for my mini kit All American Pups.  I hope that you enjoy them.  Tomorrow I will be back to offer you the elements that go with this kit.  And stayed tuned as there are a few more freebies on the way as well.  I always appreciate your comments so if you download the paper pack please leave me some love!

Until Next Time!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

My First Blog Train

December 1st I will participating in my first blog train.  For the December ADSD Blog Train designers will be offering QP that feature all of the wonderful kits that were offered up as freebies during the month of November.  I am very excitied as I create my two QP for all of you.  And if all goes well I am really thinking about giving the January Blog Train a try.

Speaking of freebies; I know I mentioned that I was working on a mini kit the other day and that I would have it posted soon.  Well I haven't forgotten.  I will be offering pieces of it throughout the holiday weekend.  Check back tomorrow for the first part: Papers!

Until Next Time!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Scrappity-Doo-Dah Blog Swoop

The fabulous Chickadees and Creative Team have joined forces and are going to have a blog swoop over the holiday weekend.  It will all start with the SDD Blog on the 25th.  Make sure to stop by and download your goodie and then follow the link to the next designer.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

A Few More Layouts To Share

I am still cruising through my photos trying to get my albums updated at least a bit.  I wanted to share a few more layouts with you that I finished last night.  Both of these layouts use the kit Autumn Ago by Laura at Smooth Sailing Designs.  The rich colors in this kit are so perfect for all of your fall layouts.  But as you can see from my layouts the kit is so vercitle that it can be used for almost anything - even a spring layout or two.  I hope you enjoy and as always any comments and feedback are appreciated:

I do have a few elements I am currently working on and am hoping to have posted for everyone here in the next day or two so please check back!

Well as much as I would prefer to spend another day at my computer "scrapping away" my housework is calling.

Until Next Time!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Scrappin' Away

So it has been awhile since I was on here.  We had a few little bumps with the pregnancy but everyone is doing well and baby is still haning in strong.  Hard to believe that the little one is due next month.

This week I joined the CT for two outstanding designers: Smooth Sailing Designs & Crystal's Creations.  I encourage you to check out both of their blogs as well their stores.  I have managed to find some time to do some layouts.  Actually I have spent a lot of time working on layouts.  For some reason my 9th month "nesting" instincts have been directed towards my albums instead of my house.  So though the floors in my house could really using some scrubbing and there are still tons of boxes to go through after our recent moves I am making progress on my albums.  Last night while working on some layouts using Crystal's Pistacio Rose kit I was able to finish up the layouts for my brother wedding.  Which means that both January and February are now completly done for 2009.

So, I thought I would share the layouts I did for my brothers wedding with everyone.  I greatly appreciate any comments and feedback you have.  And if you like the layouts please make sure to check out Crystal's Creation for the Kit Pistacio Rose

Until Next Time!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Exciting Day

Well last night I was working on some layouts that I was really hoping to get posted today.  Well our coming baby had other plans for the day.  I ended up spending most of the day at the hospital due to some minor complications.  Our baby is nice and healthy and staying strong.  I am home resting now and will go back to the doctor's for a follow up.  There is a possibility I will end up some extra free time on my hands this coming week if they choose to put me on bed rest.  Which will mean a whole lot of time spent working on my digital scrapbooking.  I will keep everyone posted and it may turn out that I have some exciting baby layouts to show off before I get a chance to finish up the holiday layouts!

Until Next Time!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

A New Beginning

So this is my first blog and I figured I should start with a little bit about me. I have been happily married to my other half for three years now. We have three "kids" Trooper, Scout, & Biscuit (yes, they all have four legs). We are happily expecting our newest addition on December 6th. So don't be surprised that the coming posts will most likely contain a lot regarding our three dogs and our new baby.

I worked as an accountant until this past February when I was laid off. Since then I have been running our house. In addition to our three dogs we often foster puppies for a local rescue group. Unfortunately that has recently been on hold with the pregnancy. My family just moved into a new home the beginning of October and that has kept me plenty busy. Though my degree was in accounting my true passion lies in the preservation of the thousands of pictures that tell the story of my life. I began scrapbooking about 14 years ago and have loved every moment of it. Just over two years ago I discovered the world of digital scrapbooking and cannot seem to get enough. So here starts my new beginning...

I have helped friends and family over the years put their memories into albums and have thoroughly enjoyed it. Recently, however, I have found pure joy in creating layouts and embellishments for digital scrapbooking. I have also dabbled a bit in creating my own materials. So that is what this blog is primarily going to be (well outside of me & my family): A place for me to share my work as I grow as a designer (I definitely don't think I qualify as one just yet) and to hopefully get the opinion of all of you scrappers' out there!