Friday, December 15, 2006

I haven't scrapped...

well, yes I have but I haven't felt like I've really created anything lately. Now I feel like I have. I really, really, really didn't have time for this today and I really, really, really should have done a million other things but for the moment, I'm on a high because I LOVE this LO! I used an awesome template that is available over at Kathryn Balint and is by Janna Billman. Check it out and snag it if you still can.

So, here is the LO I am so proud of ... to see the credits, please visit Kathryn Balint's site... and if anyone knows who did those wonderful small streamers, let me know ok?

Thanks! Comments appreciated. :D

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Sorry, no freebies...

Normally I like to keep things light and fun but I guess I can't really do that today. Its one of those days that makes it difficult to be happy and I think I'm going to just put it down (or out) here for cathartic reasons. If you would prefer the freebies, don't worry, they will be back. I don't like to be like this for long and hopefully I won't.

I'm so down because my wonderful life has been slowly fading away for the past couple of years and last night was just a real scary night. My DH lost his job on Wall Street a little over two years ago and we have been living off of our savings. He opened a business, a chocolate store, and we just can't seem to catch a break. Sales are not what we were hoping they would be and we are going deeper into debt than out of... sighhhhh.

Last night, DH was so depressed that it literally hurt my heart. If there is such a thing as an empath, I would be pretty close to it. Whatever someone else is feeling, is what I am feeling. I just wanted to hug him and hold him and cry but he just wants to stand there and stare at the wall.... its just one of those kinda days... well, years really.

I am not going to say that we are not blessed because we are very, very blessed! My DD is the absolute best thing in the whole wide world and we have each other and knock on wood our health.... we better have that since we don't have any insurance! (Thankfully DD does!)

OK,I'm not going to go on and on, its just not productive but I just had to get some of it out. Its just one of those days... sighhhh.

And for those of you who hung in there and read my heart thats out here on the web, I promise I'll be having a wonderful new Christmas alpha coming soon!

Big Hugs to all my friends!

Monday, November 06, 2006

Vroooom, Vroooooom

OK, I will admit that I've watched a Nascar race or two in my life... well, watched most of it at least... lol. I married a racing person and as the saying goes, if you can't beat 'em join 'em... so I've joined, lol. If you or someone you know is a racing fan, then this quickpage may be of interest to you. I purposefully made this racing generic... if you race on a dirt track on the weekends or you've gone to a race at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Charlotte or if you just have a lil one who likes to zoon around in his/her car, this will work for ya.... have fun! And remember, if you like it, please say so in the comments. And if you use it, I really, really, really would love to see it! And here's another incentive to leave a comment... I have more racing themed goodies to give out if I know that you appreciate this kind of thing! Thanks for coming to my humble blog!

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Oh yes, the letters (and the white area of the frame) are empty so you can either slide a picture behind or add your favorite fun paper to make it unique. I've left space for journaling too but then I'm sure you could have figured that out all on your own... lol. :D

Here's the link!

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Who Doesn't Need a Hug

Every Now and Then?

I found this wonderful video on AOL news this morning and I thought it was such a great way to express the love I feel in the scrapbooking community. I think almost everyone in the digi-world has this in them and would love to share such open, honest love if given the chance.

The story behind this video is interesting too. Seems the gentleman doing the hugging was going through some tough times and decided that instead of wallowing in them, he would do something life affirming and uplifting... hence the "Free Hugs" sign. When a singer noticed this interesting fellow, he did this small film and then put his music to it. That was pretty much the most that ever happend to it until this sweet hugging gentleman then went through some further tough times and the singer put the video up on YouTube to let everyone "Give a Hug" to someone who needed it... the original hugger! How cool is that? And now, he's become an internet You Tube celebrity... even been on Oprah! So, how 'bout you? Need a hug? :D

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Black & White

Well, it was supposed to be purely black and white but its somehow went into shades of gray... lol. Soooo, here's another alpha for you! I was trying a new style of shiny text and found a great tutorial for all you Photoshop people. If you like, check it out here! And here's the list of similar tutorials I found while looking.

So, here's my result. I don't know what made me think of putting the smaller lowercase letters inside the uppercase letters but I like it... hopefully you will too. And of course, if you like it I would really appreciate your telling me so in the comment area... because afterall, I'd like it! :D Click on the image to take yourself to the download. :D

Monday, October 23, 2006

I Give to you ... the MOON!

I am trying to come up with something witty about giving you the moon but frankly I'm stumped. Be a dear and leave a witty comment, may be telling me what I should have said... along with if you like it or not please. Lol. Thanks for looking.

Oh, yes, I thought this would be fun on a Halloween LO I created and since I couldn't find a full moon anywhere, I thought you might be in the same boat... soooo, here's the moon for you tonight! Full, (hopefully) beautiful and oh so bright! (The black night sky behind is not included, lol.)


Catch the Moon here!

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

OK, I gotta stop!

Hello again... wow, this is a record for me! Three freebies in three days! But honestly I really should be doing something else, like working on my business but I am easily distracted... arghhhh. So, I saw a cute alpha someone had with a racecar theme then thought, I'll try that.... next thing you know, I'm making a Halloween alpha! Go figure!

Well, since it came out pretty cute (it helps to start with a cute font, lol) I thought I'd share once again! So, you know the program, be the wonderful person you know you are and leave me a thanks or a thanks and a comment. I am so loving all the wonderful comments that have been left and I gotta say, it totally makes me want to make more! Lol.

Thanks all... oh, here's what it looks like btw. There are actually four alphas and one letter shows you an example from each of the four. Have fun and please show me anything you use these for, I really would love to see it! :D

Here you go! :D

Oh, sorry, one more thing. If you missed any of my other freebies, they are all still available through the links below. :D

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

A Divine Thanks!

I am getting a little carried away with giving away freebies but I have to say that its all because of you! Well, you the ones that make my life happy by giving of yourselves with your wonderful comments! I also wanted to extend a thank you to all my friends and friends-to-be because I recently was chosen to be the Last Scrapper Standing in their six week competition! It was lots of fun and there were some extremely talented ladies putting out beautiful LOs too. I am still realing with the fact that I was chosen over many of them... some of them are such inspirations to me as well!

Oh, in case you'd like to see, here is my winning LO and if you'd like to read my writing (yes, that's my icky ol' handwritting scanned in and placed on the cool notebook), you can go see it here.

Sooooo, today's freebie is actually something I created while in another round of the competition... here's the LO I used it in
and here's where you can see it.

So now I don't think the big doodles will do anyone any good since they really are all one gigantic doodle surrounding my DD but the butterfly and the dragonfly would work, right? But I can't leave well enough alone... I still had to play with them so I created a hybrid of these doodles. I'm thinking it something more along the lines of a glitter glue / vellum wings kinda thing. I actually am giving you two pngs of both critters, one with shadows and one without. I just recently learned how to create shadows on transparent objects so I thought I'd give it to you in both forms in case you would like a transparent shadow.

OK, I'm rambling and that cute lil' sweetie above is going to wake and start screaming soon... yup, she rarely wakes quietly... and well, then Mommy's free time isn't so free.

BUT of course what is free, are these two fun critters and you can download them right here! Just please remember to read my TOU and be nice to me by leaving some comments... because after all, the more comments I get, the more I feel like making and giving fun freebies!

Oh, yes, almost forgot... the swirly paper behind the dragonfly is only there for show... sorry. :D

Monday, October 16, 2006

Ho Ho Ho... yummmmm, cookies!!!

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Thankfully these are totally fat free and amazingly calorie free too! But they still look yummy to me! Lol... hopefully you'll think so too. There are all the letters of the alphabet, numbers plus a question mark, exclamation point and a period... hopefully that's all you'll need. The drop shadow you see is only for viewing purposes and you will find these flat, all contained in one file which of course I do not want any bloody pirates getting into their greedy lil' hands! Avast ye matey's be kind and direct their sails to my waters where I'll give them my booty or someone will kick them in theirs!!! ;)

I did these quite a while ago for a freebie during a Christmas in July crop and I'm still not sure if they got handed out or not... sooooo, I'm thinking I would really like to know they get used or at least appreciated...
sooooo.... hint, hint, hint... please leave a little something in my oven of lovin' for my baked goods!


Here's where you can find these yummies, all nice and warm... straight out of my harddrive! :D

Friday, October 06, 2006

Posting of Steel

Don't ask me why but I made these funny lil' words. It really boils down to the fact that one day I was checking out some Photoshop tutorials and playing around. When I found the tutorial for making steel text, my mind went to an obvious place.... and these were born. Actually, I only did Man of Steel and then just revisited to make the others. Come on, we all know a toddler of steel right? Well, at least I do! Lol.

Here's the link for the Steel Text. They are in seperate PNG files and there isn't any background or shadow. :D

So leave a lil' suga if you download please by commenting below. Oh, yes, someone asked me to reupload the links for things but I just checked and they are all still valid so download away. The Autumn QP was reloaded to 4shared and that new link is in the post below.

Oh, yes... one last thing. I found some other great Photoshop tutorials at so check those out if you are a tutorial fan. Here's the direct link to the tutorials.

Monday, September 25, 2006

And still they Fall

Hello again!

I am happy to hear that the link ran out for my freebie quickpage! That means that it was downloaded 100 times which is very cool to know that you all like it that much. Very cool. :D

So since there are still more out there that would like to get this, I am happy to give you a new link. I have been having some problems with YouSendIt for some reason so I am trying 4shared. Let's see how it goes. Here's the QP link.

And in the previous post you'll notice I mentioned some additional papers. I broke it into two downloads but still don't have a preview. Consider it a grab bag and if you like it keep it otherwise you can put it in your trash, lol. Here's the paper link

And if you wanted to get a couple of goodies that have no reason whatsoever to be put together. They are some sparkly kissing fish which I digitally cut out of a picture I took of my DD's shirt and a crocheted doiley which I think might look cute on the side of a page... let me see please if you use any of these! :D Here's that Crochet and Fish link.

And here's a preview of the fish and the crochet

And last but not least, please, please, please leave a comment if you download anything. I really like to hear from people! :D Oh, and just one more thing, drop shadows are only placed on the above two images for preview purposes. Have fun! :D

Saturday, September 16, 2006

The Autumn Leaves are Falling

OK... I think I might actually try to use this blog. I made up some freebies and I would like to give them out so I thought, what the hey, use the blog you made silly. So here goes!

If you download this, I really would like a comment. Consider it the payment you give for what I am giving if you like. That said, please don't hotlink to the freebie, instead send them to this poor pathetic blog so that they too can leave a comment. That's all I ask. :D

Oh, yes, the preview shows just a quickpage but you will find some papers and and an overlay to create your own papers as well.

You can download this Falling Fall Leaves QP and other goodies here.

If the link runs out, please let me know and I'll be happy to upload it again... how many times I'm not sure but I'll see how popular it is and how many leave comments too. One last thing, if you would like the leaves, please let me know and I may upload them as well in the future.



Friday, June 02, 2006

In the Beginning ....

Long time viewer, first time poster ... of blogs that is!

OK, here I am creating a blog... crazy! Who woulda thunk it! My dear friend Audrey (aka PhilPhil 4v4 told me that blogger was a good site to start so here I am. I came up with the name for this thinking its pretty darned good... what do you think?

OK, you'll notice I'm an elipse fan... What's an elipse you ask? Well, those wonderful three periods my friend! I know I don't use them correctly because I use them waaaaaay too much but that said, I'll make my apologies and continue on ... with my elipses! Lol.

Now I will get more fancy shmancy as time goes on and I have plans for this blog but for tonight this is my big accomplishment ... creating a blog! Ta da!

See ya soon... hopefully!