Sunday, September 5, 2010

Template Sensations!!

Do you like working with templates?  Want to get a free one?  Well then head on over to scrappity-doo-dah and join us in this month's template sensation challenge.  Sylive has a fabulous template up for grabs.  Plus you will earn 25 challenge points for using the template and uploading a layout!!

Check Out This Fabulous Template!

And here is a layout featuring my little guy.
The kit used is Rainy Day by Crystal's Creations and DanosPookie Designs

Until Next Time!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Chickadee September Grab Bag

Every month the designers at Scrappity-Doo-Dah team up to put together a Mega Grab Bag.  For September they have put together an awesome bag of goodies.  The Mega Grab Bag contains 7 different products!!  In the bag you can find a couple of kits, some extra papers, some really cool frames, and a couple of alphas!!  And the best part is that you get it all for only $2.99!!

Until Next Time!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Little Bit of Autumn

I am so ready for fall weather!!  LiseteScraps has put together a fabulous little mini kit for the September Bird Cage Challenge at Scrappity-Doo-Dah.  You should fly on over there and swoop it up.  Plus you will get 25 points towards your next gift certificate once you upload your layout!

We finally had a few days last month where the heat and humidity let up and we could actually open up the house.  Isaac and I enjoyed the 80 degree weather out on the sun porch!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Give and Get is Here!

Give and Get is Here!: "Enjoy 30% off from August 26-29 at Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy and we'll donate 5% of what you spend to a non-profit."

That is right you can save 30% off your entire purchase at Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy this weekend. Do you like to shop online? If so let me know and I will be happy to send you a coupon that is good for unlimted use at all of our stores as well as a one time online purchase at any of our brands, including Athleta and Piperlime.

And don't forget, not only will you be saving 30% but 5% of your purchase will be donated to Teach for America!!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Freebie Friday

I hope that everyone had a wonderful week.  We had a few days of cooler weather which was such a blessing.  Unfortunitly the heat it is back now.

I have a small little set of word arts for everyone today.  I hope that you enjoy them.  And don't forget about the Blog Swoop going on right now - you can get my download in the post below.

Until Next Time!

Just Peachy Blog Swoop

Thank you to everyone who made the SDD "While We Were Out" Blog Train a success.  All of the designers and fans of SDD had so many downloads that we have teamed up again to bring you some fun things!!

Several of the Designers, Creative Team Members, Moderators, and Friends of Scrappity-Doo-Dah are happy to bring you the Just Peachy Blog Swoop!!  13 Designers have teamed up to bring you some amazing mini kits, wordarts, and glitters!!  And we have more, we have 13 additional contributors that have put together brag books, quick pages, and templates!!  But that is not all, this weekend the designers have a $1.99 sale going on!!  There are tons of great kits on sale so stop by and check it out!!

Thank you everyone for making Scrappity-Doo-Dah such a wonderful place to hang out!!

And Here Is A Set of Brag Book Pages From Me:

And here is another wonderful set of brag book pages by Toni

Thank you so much for stopping by, your next stop is for some Quick Pages By Susan

In Case You Got Lost...

Scrappity-doo-dah Blog

Crystal's Creations ~

DanosPookie Designs ~

Digilicious Designs ~

Kathy Winters Designs ~

Bekah E Designs ~

Designed by Mandy King ~

Sara Ellis ~

Vonnie's Digiworld ~

Gab's Art ~

Kris Meyers Designs ~

Pebbles Designs ~

Lisete Scrap ~

Digioverdose ~

Andrea and Sylvie ~ LaughingSun and Sylvie

Christina and Toni ~ ThreeDogsandaBabyDesigns and Geswho40 - You Are Here

Susan ~ Blondy on Crystal's blog


Laura~ mom2triplets04-

Elaine Therese~


Kathryn ~ on Kathy Winter's Blog

Jenn Murphy ~

Made_By_Mandy ~

Kaytee ~ on Danospookie Designs blog

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Join Me On Facebook

That is right, I have joined facebook.  You can now like my fan page on facebook.  I may just have to cook up some sort of giveaway for any fans or followers on facebook.  Any suggestions?

And don't forget to stop back by the blog on Friday...

Until Next Time!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

A Day At The Zoo

We have finally had some cooler weather this week. Today Isaac and I went to the zoo.  It was so nice to actually be able to do something outside and not feel like we were going to pass out from the heat.  He had a blast.  Though I am not sure if he enjoyed the people or the animals more.  I didn't get much in the way of designing done today since I opted to spend the day outside with my son.  However, I did finish up a special treat for Friday.  Make sure you stop by as I will have a gift from me as well as from a friend and some news about how to get some really great freebies...

Until Next Time!!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Don't Miss Out On The Challenges

There are only a few days left until the first half of the month challenges will be closed at Scrappity-Doo-Dah.  Why not fly on over there and check them out today and earn some points towards a gift card.  I promise you will be hooked!!

Also, coming on the 20th some of the designers, CT members, and Mods have a surprise for you!  Make sure to check out the site or pop back to my blog for the details!

Until Next Time!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

A Crazy Week

My week has been crazy and unfortunitly that means I have not gotten to spend the time I wanted to on my computer.  I have a couple home projects that I have taken on and they have taken up whatever little free time I can manage.  Isaac is growing by the minute and has me on my toes almost every minute that he is up.  Wouldn't change it for the world though.  We have company this weekend and then I am hoping that my life will be able to settle back down into some sort of routine.  I promise to have at least one freebie up on the blog early next week.

Oh, and I am not usually one to advertise but after a couple of weeks of utilizing swagbucks I am hooked and want to share the love with all of my friends.  Do you use an internet search engine on a daily basis?  Well if so then why not use swagbucks instead and earn some free stuff while you are at it?  I have already earned an free Amazon gift card and have done nothing more then search and vote in a few polls.  Tomorrow they are giving away some extra points through Swag codes so it is a great time to join.  Plus you can earn a bonus when you enter SwagToSchool when you register.  Use my referal link and join SwagBucks!!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Scrappity-Doo-Dah Grab Bag

Have you checked out the August Challenges at Scrappity-Doo-Dah yet?  As always there are some fabulous challenges going on.  This month the moderators have put together a brand new set of challenges.  I have the honor to be hosting the first one.  It is a progressive challenge that has been going on since August 1st.  Good news is that there is still plenty of time to join in.  On the 10th I am going to be posting the final step in the challenge and then everyone will have until the 15th to upload their layouts.

This Challenge features the fabulous August Mega Grab Bag
This grab bag is awesome.  It features 12 products from the fabulous SDD designers and is only $2.99!!

I hope you will stop by the forum and join me in this exciting new challenge.  I hope to back tomorrow with a freebie!!

Until Next Time!

Friday, August 6, 2010

I am back and have a freebie

Sorry that it has been a few days since I last posted.  I was really hoping to post every day this month.  However, with a teething baby and a lot of hours at work this week that just doesn't look like a realistic goal for me.  I have been trying to spend at least a few moments designing each day and really hope to be able to continue at it.  I have a few more freebies that I am working on to go with the Summer Fun: Yellow mini kit that I have been working on and will be posting them just as soon as I finish them up.  Today, however, I have a quick page that you are welcome to grab.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Hot, Hot, Hot!!!

It was a hot one today.  We broke 100 degrees today with a heat index near 115.  Entirely too hot if you ask me.  Isaac and I enjoyed the day inside in the A/C!  I hope that everyone enjoyed the papers that I had up for grabs yesterday.  Today I have a few elements to coordinate with those papers.  Enjoy and I will be back with another surprise tomorrow.

Monday, August 2, 2010

With An Hour to Spare

Wow has it been a crazy day.  I wasn't able to spend any time designing today before work so I wasn't sure if I was going to get todays download done in time or not, but I was determined to get the freebie up before going to bed.  It is now 11:00 and I have it finished which means I have an hour to spare. :)  Enoy

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Summer Fun In August

It is unbelievably hot and humid here!!  August always makes me think of summer with all of this heat.  I have decided to challeneg myself to work on my designing every day this month.  And since it is August I decided that this little challenge is going to be called Summer Fun.  Today I worked on creating a color swatch and then broke that color swatch up into several different pieces.  The first I am going to be working with is yellow.  So for the next week you are going to be able to collect pieces to a mini kit I am going to be calling Summer Fun: Yellow.  I will be getting down to business tomorrow with my designing, however, I did promise you a freebie today so while working on the color swatch I did create a small little wordart for you.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Excited For August

So I have decided to do something a little fun in August.  I don't want to give away the surprise yet but I want to encourage everyone to check out my blog tomorrow as I promise to have a freebie.  I am really hoping to be able to keep with the little challenge that I am putting before myself.  My work schedule didn't exactly help as I have been scheduled five days this week which means that I won't have my evenings to work on my computer but I am still determined to give it a go so come back tomorrow to see the challenge I have put before myself and to get a little freebie too!

Until Next Time!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Teething Bites!

I have gotten very little done when it comes to designing this week.  My poor little guy is teething.  I feel so sorry for him as there is so little I can do and he does not understand the pain at all.  Hopefully we will finish cutting this first tooth soon and all of us can return to our lives again.

Until Next Time!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Lots More Work

Well I have decided that html is not exactly my friend.  I have spent some more time working on my blog today and have gotten very little done.  I think I have at least gotten the colors adjusted to where everything is able to be read again.  I have lots more work to do on it though.

I am thinking about taking a break tomorrow from my blog design and work some more on my next mini kit.  Maybe you will be seeing some papers coming shortly. ;)

Until Next Time!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Just A Quick Hello

Good evening everyone!!  I hope that you had a wonderful weekend.  It was a little too hot here but outside of that I had a great weekend with my boys.  My mother came to visit and it was nice getting to spend time with her.  Isaac loves having company as it is another person to get love and attention from.

I spent a little time last week trying to work on my blog design.  Not overly happy with it so far but plan to work on it some more this week.  I am also start to work on another mini kit that I hope to get up in the next week or so.

Until Next Time!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Another Challenge

I hope that you have enjoyed the mini kit and word arts!!  I really had a blast creating them.  I have just finished an alpha to go with them.  Want the freebie alpha?  Well all you need to do is created a layout using my mini kit and then leave me a comment with a link to the layout and I will send you the alpha!!

Until Next Time!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

And Here Are Some Wordarts

I spent the better part of today working on some wordarts to go with the mini kit I posted yesterday.  I really like how they turned out and hope that you do too.  Make sure to stop back tomorrow as I will have an opportunity for you to pick up a matching Alpha!

Until Next Time!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

This One's For The Boys

Well I have finally finished my mini kit.  The kit contains 5 papers and 22 elements.  I hope that you like it.  I am planning on doing some word arts and an alpha to go along with this kit.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Wanna Win A Kit

DanosPookie Designs has a new kit coming out and someone is going to win it for free?  She has posted a challenge to see who can guess the designer that she has teamed up with to create a fabulous new collab.  What in on the fun?  Visit her post at Scrappity-Doo-Dah to put in your guess.

Until Next Time!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

8 Days A Week

Crystal has a new kit out and I am lovin' it.  8 Days A Week Calm - Monday Blues has some awesome blues.  They are so soft and versitle that you can use it with almost any layout.  Crystal added some reds to this kit that really make your layouts pop.  Best part, this is the first kit in an 8 kit series so you know there are more great kits to come...

And A Layout of My Little Guy

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Another Puppy Love Freebie

So I have been working on my next kit and decided to try making my first Alpha.  I had so much fun working with different things that I decided to go back and make one to coordinate with Puppy Love.  I have had so much fun putting this kit together and the comments and such that I have received have been so rewarding. 

I have decided to put out a little challenge though...

Did you like the Puppy Love kit that I put together?  Would you like an alpha to go with it?  Well if so, put together a layout using the kit and leave me a comment on this post with a link to your layout and you will get the freebie alpha.

Until Next Time!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Michael, Michael

I LOVE this new kit by Crystal's Creations.  If you have any boys or men in your life you are sure to find this kit great for so many of your layouts.  I am truly having a blast using it with some of my photos of Isaac and his daddy!!

Until Next Time!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Glittered Chaos

I wanted to share a wonderful summer kit with you today!  I absolutly love the colors in Heather's new kit Glittered Chaos and the elements are way cool!

And of course I like to show of my work (and more importantly my little cutie)

Until Next Time!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

What's To Come

Well I am still in need of a makeover to my blog.  And it will come, however, I have been busy doing other things.  I guess the motivation just isn't there yet to get the blog updated.  I am excited though to use my Puppy Love kit to do some updates.

In the meantime, I have started thinking about my next freebie.  I have put together a new color swatch and wanted to share with everyone.

The kit is going to be called "This One's For The Boys".  I work part time at Baby Gap/Gap Kids and I hear that song all of the time.  It is one of those songs that can get stuck in your head for days.  So the other day when I was thinking about how I wanted to do a boys kit for my son that song was in my head and so the kit was named.

I am Hosting A Challenge At SDD

I am so excited to be hosting a challenge at Scrappity-Doo-Dah.  Please stop by and join me this month for the Color My World Challenge.

This month's challenge is working with this color swatch...

I have added a little extra inspiration to this months challenge and am asking everyone to think about the chaos in their lives when creating their layout.

And as an added bonus anyone who uses Heather's new kit Glittered Chaos is going to earn double points.

Head on over to Scrappity-Doo-Dah and check out all of the deatils for the challenge as well as learn more about the points you earn towards a SDD gift certificate.  While there make sure to check out all of the other challenges going on.  It is a great way to get inspiration for your layouts and earn some free goodies.

And Here is some chaos in my life...Finger Foods

Until Next Time!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Puppy Love Is Complete

Well I finished up the elements!  I am pretty happy with how everything turned out. I know that I still have a lot of growing yet to do as a designer but when I look at this kit in comparison to what I attempted before I am very happy with how far I have come.  The one thing that I am struggling with big time is previews.  I am not sure how much I like the element preview I have posted below.  I tried to then put a full kit preview together and could not come up with anything I even remotely liked so that has been put on the back burner for now.

Over the next day together I will be putting together some layouts of my own using my own kit.  You may even see a quick page or two loaded to the site.  Then I plan to do a little makeover to my blog as it really does need to be personalized.

Until Next Time!

Puppy Love Elements

Download Here - Expired

Looking For Some Motivation

I had big hopes of getting some housework done today and it is already 2:30 and I am no where close to making it through my list.  Where did the motivation go?  Since the housework isn't getting done maybe I should just give in and spend the afternoon at the computer.  Well at least until Isaac wakes up from his afternoon nap.  If all goes well I hope to get the elements finished tonight which means you can look for the final piece of Puppy Love to be posted in the morning.

I hope that everyone has a happy and safe 4th of July weekend!!

Until Next Time!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Get Your Creativity On

I hope that everyone has had a wonderful day.  We had another beautiful day here.  The temps were once again in the low 80s and the humidity was down.  Isaac and I enjoyed a nice walk outside and even visited the local park.  Though I was disappointed to find that we have no swings at our park - boo!  Now hopefully my night will go as well as the day went.  Isaac is trying to cut his first teeth and has been waking up every 10-15 minutes for the last hour or two.  He is settling back down fairly well with either a binkie or a little bit of reassurance, however, if it continues throughout the entire night I don't think mommy is going to be getting much sleep.  Hummm... maybe that will mean more time to work on my designing?  I am hoping to post the next piece sometime over the weekend.

In the meantime I wanted to share a layout I just did.  Both the template and the mini kit used were freebies from this months Get Your Creativity On challenge over at Scrappity-Doo-Dah.  I absolutely love them both and encourage you to go check it out.  Tiffany and Crystal always put on a good challenge and this months is wonderful!!

My Layout...

And The Template And Mini Used...

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

What a Beautiful Day Filled With "Sunshine And Happiness"

It has been absolutely beautiful outside the past two days.  The humidity has let up a little and the temps have been in the 80s.  Why can't all of summer be like this?

I wanted to pop on and share with everyone a wonderful kit from Crystal's Creations.  Her Sunshine and Happiness kit fits perfectly with my mood today.  Stop over at SDD and pick it up today.  I have already done a few layouts with the kit and LOVE it!!  Hopefully tomorrow Isaac and I can spend some time outside and I can get some more fabulous pictures to scrap with this bright and sunny kit.

And A Layout...

Well I am now off to go work on my next piece of Puppy Love.  Hope you will stop back tomorrow to see what I have gotten done.

Till Next Time!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Puppy Love Word Art Freebie

Good Morning Everyone!!  Going to have to make this quick as my little one is not up to taking a morning nap this morning.  As promised I have the next piece to my kit Puppy Love.  Today's Freebie is a set of word arts to coordinate with the kit.  Enjoy!!  And as always I greatly appreciate your comments!!

Download Here - Expired

Until Next Time!

Monday, June 28, 2010

A Busy Monday

Thank you for everyone who has stopped by to pick up my Puppy Love papper pack.  I promise the next piece of the kit is on its way.  I have been working on it over the past few days and as long as nothing unexpected comes up today then I will be burning the midnight oil if necessary to get it finished today so I can upload it tomorrow.

Since my last post life has continued to be busy around my house.  Isaac keeps us all on our toes as he becomes more and more mobile by the day - no make that by the hour.  I wouldn't want it any other way though.  I have been finding more time to sit down at my computer and work on my layouts as well exploring the world of designing.  I have been very blessed by other designers and their generosity and guidance that I am extremely grateful for the wonderful community I have found in the digi world.

Well the little man is waking up and there are a couple of dozen things still on my to do list for today.  And don't worry my Puppy Love kit is on the list too.  Did you figure out what piece is coming next?

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Puppy Love Papers

Well I am back this morning with the first part of the kit I am working on.  Today I have 10 papers for you.  Over the next couple of weeks there will be some more parts of the kit available.  As I finish up a set I will be sure to post it for your enjoyment.  As I am dabling with designing and trying to get my creative juices flowing I would love to hear your comments and feedback from my freebies.

Download Here - Expired

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Back In The DigiWorld

So I have been very quiet recently.  Isaac has been keeping me super busy and it seems there is always something going on.  However, I am back.  I have been spending more time with my scrapbook pages and even messing around a little bit with designing.

I wanted to stop in tonight and post about a little project I am working on.  I have decided to try my hand at creating my own little mini kit.  I know that I did the All American Pup kit but with more and more exposure to the digi world I am now really excited to try to bump it up a notch.

I am currently working on a kit called Puppy Love.  I am going to be posting it in pieces and am going to burn some midnight oil to finish the first piece for tomorrow.  Want a sneak peak?

Here is the colors I am working with...

Make sure to stop back by tomorrow.

Until Tomorrow...

Friday, May 21, 2010

While We Were Away - A Special Thank You from SDD

While We Were Away...

The Scrappity-Doo-Dah designers and team members were cooking up something special for you!
The whole team at SDD appreciates all our customers, and our whole team want to thank you for your continued patience - both in the time that we were down and our migration over to a new, more (ahem) reliable host. We hope that this blog hop will make up for it!

More than 15 of the designers and some of the CT, Love Birds, and Moderators of SDD have come together to bring you this huge kit - While We Were Away. We know you missed us while we were away and we missed you too!

If you take all of the stops of the blog hop you will end up with a huge, beautiful kit that you will be able to scrap almost anything with. You'll also receive a ton of quickpages, courtesy of our Creative Team, Love Birds, and Moderators!

First I want to take a moment to tell you that a ton of designers have sales and specials going on this weekend to make up for the downtime. Be sure to check all of them out this weekend!

Please understand - SDD will be going through a host move throughout the weekend and possibly into the week still. If the store does happen to be down, be patient and try again later. We may experience some downtime during the move, but rest assured if there is, we will try to fix it ASAP!

And now on to the blog hop!

Here's what you'll be receiving from me today!

And don't forget to stop at the next blog to grab your next piece. You should have come from Pinky (CT) and your next stop will be Elaine (Love Bird).  If you get lost, you can find all the blogs right here:  - Tam & Yvonne  - LiseteScrap  - Gabs-Art  - Digilicious Designs  - Danospookie Designs  - LilleyScrap  = Sara E Designs  - Bekah E Designs ( ) - Kathy Winters Designs ( ) - Twin Mom Scraps ( ) - Pixiemama Designs  - JayaPrem's Hangout  - GET Designs  - Inspired by Dominic Designs  - Crystal's Creations  - Andrea (CT)  - Crystal (CT)  - Lisa (CT)  - Jenn Murphy ( ) - Corinne (CT)  - Pinky (CT) - Christina (Mod) - Elaine (Love Bird) - Laura (Love Bird) - Vicky

If someone does not have their piece up yet, please bookmark and try back later - we are all in different time zones so some may not have their pieces up quite yet.

Thank you for all your understanding during the last couple of weeks and through the move this weekend! Enjoy!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Birds of a Feather - This weekend at SDD

Introducing 'Pitter Patter'.

The Designers of Scrappity-Doo-Dah have all come together and created a collaboration kit for you one element pack, and one paper pack at a time. Each Pack is only $1 for a limited time only... February 12-14.
How sweet is that?

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Check Out Scrappity-Doo-Dah's February Mega

Once again Scrappity-Doo-Dah has a fabulous mega kit to offer.  This kit is packed full of awesome stuff.  There are both personal use and comercial use items.  By all of the products seperately and you would be spending $35 but pick up this Mega Kit this month and pay only $5.99

Check This Kit Out At SDD!!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Designer in the Spotlight

Check out Red Ivy Designs this month at Scrappity-Doo-Dah.  I just love her store.  You can stop in and visit her in the forums and ask her your questions.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Check Ou What Scrappity-Doo-Dah Has Going On

Sweet is free with a $10.00 purchase during the month of February.

This kit features 13 12x12 papers and 34 elements all at 300 ppi

Now How Sweet Is That?!?!

Monday, February 1, 2010

It's Monday & Look What Hit The Stores Today

Bekah E Designs just released Chocolate Lover's Delight.  This kit truly is too sweet to pass up.  With all of the cute elements and fun little tags this kit can be used for all of your sweet Valentine layouts.  The blues and browns make it a unique kit.  And the fun doesn't stop there.  With the great colors this kit can be used for so  much more!  Check out her kit as well as two layouts that I did using it.

Chocolate Lover's Delight

Isaac Is Two Months Old

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

January Mega Kit At SDD

Have you seen their January Mega? Wow! It's fantastic!  And it's available for only $5.99 and the price is worth every penny. Check it out Today!!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Intoducing WordArt Wednesdays

Well I told you that I had a few things planned for the new year.  The first is WordArt Wednesdays.  Every Wednesday I will have a new wordart on my blog that you can grab.  I will only have the links available until the next wordart is posted so make sure to stop by each week so you don't miss any.

This month I am going to be doing word arts based on the cold winter weather that I am experiencing here in the midwest.  My first wordart comes on a botton.  The botton is transparent so its background will change based on your own layout - it is gray only in my preview.

Until Next Time!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Chickadee in the Spotlight, Project B

Head over to Scrappity-Doo-Dah to check out this month's designer in the spotlight.  You can check out Project B's bio, store, and have some fun asking her all sorts of questions.  You will love her kits - check out all of the details!

Friday, January 1, 2010

2010 is Here!!

Happy New Years!  I hope that 2010 is off to a wonderful start for you.  What better way to start the new year then with some wonderful freebies.  ADSD has a January Blog Train full of great stuff.  I personally have a paper pack for you.  Each Friday in January I will have another download from my Frosty Day kit for you.  These downloads will be available only for the month of January so make sure you stop by every week to get the next download.  Below my paper pack preview and download link is a link to all of the other contributors to this month's blog train so make sure you stop by and see them all and leave them some love too as they have worked hard to create some great freebies.

I also have a few things I am going to be adding to my blog in 2010 so check back over the next few weeks to get the latest news.

ADSD Frosty Days Blog Train