Friday, March 20, 2009

Some Freebies Coming Down Very Soon

So, I am super excited to announce I will soon be selling my designs in a store! woo hoo! But don't worry, because I'll still have freebies on my blog, I promise. I know how important that is when you are starting out with digital scrapbooking.

But here is a little heads up that some of my freebie kits will be coming down over the next little while. I haven't decided for sure yet which ones, but if there is something you wanted that you haven't snagged yet, now is the time.

You can click the 'freebies' tag to be sure you got everything:)

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Surgery is Done, Woo Hoo! And a Freebie for You!

Who knew I was such a poet?

So the surgery is over. It was a nightmare, and ended up with 3 big strong men holding Coram down to get him anesthetized, but it's done. He is already feeling so much better, and I am seeing glimmers of his old happy self. I am so relieved.

I am having so much fun on their quick page team. They have started a new section in the forum where quick page team members post their creations, so you'll want to check it out often - because our freebies are only every up for a week!

I got to play today with an amazing collab kit called Rough and Tumble by the Pretty Scrappy designers. Check out this preview - this kit screams little boy - and it's even on sale!

And here is the page I did with it - my son Lucas being head locked by my little brother. Lucas asked me as I was making this, 'Why does Tai do that to me all the time?' I have no answer - I'm a girl after all and can't conceive of why boys do what boys do. Heh.

And - last but certainly not least - here is the freebie quick page I did up for you all.

You can download at 4shared *link expired, sorry! *, and pretty please leave comments for me - it keeps me going! And remember this will only be available for one week - so snag it now, and tell your friends:)

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Woo hoo - new freebie - and it's a goodie!

Wow this week was super busy. I made a full kit for the designer challenge at Brownies Scraps - but I'm not sure yet if I'll make it a freebie or not - it was a lot of work!

I also did week 2 of the Desire 2 Inspire contest at Inspiration Lane. This week we did a collaborative kit with one other designer in the contest. My partner is the fabulous Jen of GF Designs. We were give one colour - which is the lighter blue in our kit - and we had to design a colour palate around it. We came up with a super cool theme, and I am very very happy with both parts of this collab kit. I am gobsmacked at how long it took to do LOL ... I mean, we only had 4 days or so to do it in ... and I sat for about 13 hours straight on that last night (yep - 4 am bedtime!)

We hear again and again that there aren't enough boy kits in the digi-scrap world - and this awesome collab kit to fill that need. Snag it if you want it, because it will only be free for a week or so.

Without further ado, here is In My Little Boys Pocket!

This is my part - which you can download with the 4shared links below. Under that is Jens part, which you'll need to run to her blog to download.

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Download at GF Designs Blog.

Enjoy and let me know how you like it! And I'd love to see what you do with it - come back and link me up!

Oh - you can probably pick up some more great freebies by checking out the week 2 challenge gallery at Inspiration Lane.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Hop In And Get This Free Kit

So - for week one of the Desire 2 Inspire contest at Inspiration Lane, we were given a colour swatch and an go ahead to choose our own theme. I looked at the colours and saw aster instantly. So I made this cute little kit. Hope you enjoy!

I had to use a different file server for this one, which allows much smaller uploads, so make sure you get all 3 links:

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And we are nearing the end of week 2 at Inspiration Lane, so check back early next week for more goodies from me:)

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Update On Us And Celestial Inspirations - Add On

For those of you family and friends who come here for updates on us - sorry for such a digital scrapbooking heavy blog lately! It's such an addicted hobby! We are doing fairly well. Coram has an abscessed tooth that they dentist has tried three times unsuccessfully to fix - seems we can't get him frozen. So he was scheduled an OR date of May 12th to have it done. In the meantime, his behaviour has really been fluctuation as his pain and infection comes and goes, and he goes on and off antibiotics.

So, needless to say I was happy to get a call yesterday that there has been a cancellation, and we not have an OR date next Tuesday. I am both relieved and concerned - yikes all of a sudden it is happened FAST. Coram also seems to be both relieve and anxious. He has been very worried about his tooth falling out, his adult teeth getting damaged, and today he even asked me if he was going to get brain cancer! So i think he is happy that everything will get taken care of. But he has never had an OR visit before, so the general uncertainty over the unknown comes into play. We'll need a lot of patience to get through this, I think.

Next week is Spring Break, and I had already arranged to have the week off from Kodak, so at least the surgery stress won't be compounded by worrying about how I am going to get work done. And I am hopeful that by Thursday Coram will be feeling MUCH better and we can do some fun stuff, like going to Rogers Playdome - woot!

OK - for all you scrappers who came here for your freebie, I'll make you wait no more - here is the Add On to Celestial Inspirations:

You can download on 4shared *Links expired - sorry*. As always, comments are very much appreciated.

Come back tomorrow for another freebie on a totally different theme!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

New Mini Kit - Celestial Inspirations

Wow - week 5 of the Brownie Scraps design challenge is now over. Time really flies when you are having fun! This week we were asked to build a kit about I looked around me and realized I am surrounded by suns. So out came the camera, and here is my kit!

You can pick it up for free on 4shared *Links expired - sorry* . Also, if you do a layout with this kit or any other week 5 kit, and upload it to this Brownie Scraps thread, you could win a $5 gift certificate to Brownie scraps! How cool is that?

This week we were asked to do a layout about ourselves, so here is one about me:

The layout includes some things that are not in the kit but are in an add-on I will put up tomorrow - so come back to snag it!

One more week of the Brownie Scraps designer challenge, but the last kit is full sized and likely won't be free - but don't despair because I just joined another challenge and will have more free kits from that, too. You may want to follow my blog so you don't miss a thing.

Monday, March 09, 2009

Mondays Child QP for you

Whew - we had a tough weekend around here. Coram started tossing his cookies on Thursday night, and it went through pretty much all of us over the last few days. I feel only slightly aware of what day of the week it is - and I only know that it's Monday because I HAD to watch 24 tonight (I am such an addict LOL).

But I have been able to get some scrapping done. I'm very proud to announce that I am now a member of the Pretty Scrappy Quick Page Team - yay! Thanks to all of you for your support during the contest for this, it really helps!

So, for my very first QP from the Pretty Scrappy designers, I chose to work with Monday's Child by Stacey Crossley Designs and Teri's Thing-O-My-jigs:

Isn't this a beautiful kit? So full of whimsy and I adore the colours. You can pick it up at the Pretty Scrappy store, and it's even on sale!. I made a layout with it, which is also whimsical as fits the kit, I think. Then I turned my layout into a quick page for you.

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Monday, March 02, 2009

Another free mini kit from me:)

Well, week four of the Brownie Scraps designer challenge is complete -
so now I can give you my kit, and invite you to do a layout and enter
a contest with it.

This week we were given a theme of 'spring' and a choice of two colour
palates. I had no idea what my take was going to be until I just
started creating with it, but I really like it! I love the bright cheery orange papers, and
I think the rain papers could make for some very cool layouts.

So without further ado:

You can download on 4shared here.

If you are interesting in a chance to win a $5 gift certificate from
Brownie Scraps, then do a layout with this kit (or any other kti from
this week) and post it in the Brownie Scraps forum.

I'll be back later with another layout of something awesome Scraps by
Jenn :)