Monday, April 30, 2007

Gonna take a little designing break...

I won't be gone for long so don't forget about me :). The thing about me, as I'm sure many of you will relate to, is that I don't have hobbies....I have obsessions! When I get involved in something I enjoy, I tend to dedicate my every spare minute to it(even the minutes that aren't spare but should be used for other things like laundery, LOL!). It's been so long since I browsed galleries and digi stores or even made a layout. I'm not going to take a complete break from designing because I need that creative outlet but I'm going to try to limit my computer time to evenings for a bit. I have a couple ideas for my next kit that I'm going to work on while I'm on a blog break. So on that note, I will be back in a week or maybe two with goodies! I may post some layouts in the meantime since I haven't even had a chance to use Playful Plaid yet, LOL! Thank you again for leaving such super comments they mean so much to me! I will be back soon!

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Embroidered Alpha Freebie!

I really hope you enjoy this embroidered alpha because it was a pain in the patootie to make, LOL! I'm sure there was an easier way but I didn't do it that way :). I won't go into the gory details but as you can see, each letter has four layers (one in each color) and each of those layers had to have the embroidery action (from Atomic Cupcake) run on it...and it's a somewhat slow action. I think at one point my document had over 100 layers! I was able to catch up on some of my TV shows while doing it so I guess I shouldn't whine too much, huh? Well, off the subject, I got my hair cut back to shoulder length today for the summer so now my pic is outdated again! Here's your alpha...Enjoy! (BTW, you really don't have to leave a comment for this because you have all left such wonderful comments on this kit so far that I won't be offended if you just grab it and go!

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Thank you! Thank you!

You are all so awesome with your heartfelt comments and thank-you's about my designs!!! Thank you for the wonderful suggestion, too! I put them in my idea journal to keep track of!
As you can see, I updated my blog picture. I was so tired of seeing that picture of myself every time I opened my blog. I tried to take one of myself but kept getting that classic 'wide angle' view of my face that happens when you take a pic of yourself. I decided to recruit my 4 YO to take my pic and that's what you see over there. I think he may have a knack for taking pictures along with his ever-improving photoshop skills!
Do you ever have a moment when things just work in your favor? Well I had one of those moments yesterday concerning my dog, Kayla. (Waring: kinda gross so if you're not a pet person you may want to skip this). I was out in the front yard with the boys and was planning on being out there for awhile. Kayla is usually out with us but it was too hot for her so I had her in the house. My 2 YO got mad about something and went inside. Being 2, he can't be left alone longer that 3 minutes so I went in to check on him. Upon entering the house, I heard Kayla, not scratching but pounding on the back door to get out. I thought maybe she just saw a squirrel or something so I let her out. She made a beeline to her potty spot in 2 seconds flat and let out the biggest pile of wet diarrhea! All I could think was that had I stayed out in the front yard even 5 minute longer, that would've been in my house! Some things just work out right! She's fine today:)
I have and apha done and will post it in the very near future...Have a good one!

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Tags, Frames, Stickers and Patches Freebie!

Here's your next freebie to play with! I have two different styles going because I couldn't decide which way to go. I really wanted to add some embroidered elements but it seems paper cutouts and stickers are popular right get both! I also threw in a quote tag because I need to practice my wordart :) I may do an Alpha next but that will probably be all unless a good idea hits me in the middle of the night or if you have suggestions for add-ons that I didn't include. I love suggestions even if I can't fulfill them all. Thank you for your wonderful comments...Enjoy!

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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Rainy day here and no freebie yet.

Just checking in to say "hi"! I was hoping to have a freebie for you by now but my computer time has been rather limited these past two days. I'm going to get in gear tonight and get somethin' going for "my people" :) It has been raining non-stop here since yesterday evening. I like rain because everything is so beautiful after a hard spring rain...I just hope it doesn't last too long. I went shopping last night at Kohl's. I was long overdue for some new threads. I've had a store credit there for over a year plus a gift card I got for Xmas and then I got another gift card there for my birthday. I thought it was about time I go and use them up. I did just that plus had to throw in $6 of my own money! I like what I bought but I really don't enjoy shopping all that much. I must've tried on 50 things and didn't like most of them and finally had to stop because they were closing, LOL! Anyway, I'm just rambling but I should be designing, right? OK, I'm outta here...have a good one!

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Celestial Brads, Eyelets and Bows Freebie!

Here's those bows I promised you. Well I call them "sorta" bows because they aren't tied in a knot like a traditional bow but...well... bows are hard to make and I'm still learning, so these will have to do :). I think they turned out pretty cute, though. Also, some brads and eyelets for you just because they're fun to make! Thank you Atomic Cupcake! Thank you all again for the birthday wishes that keep coming, it's so kind of you to take the time. I've had a wonderful weekend and have eaten enough to last me for months. Enjoy these goodies!

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My new header!

I wanted to send out a big Thank you to Jennisa at Jennisa's attempt at design for creating and installing my header for me. I'm clueless when it comes to jazzin' up my blog. If you are interested in having Jennisa create and install one for you, pop on over to her blog and get one! By the way, she does it for FREE! Here blinkie is in my sidebar, also.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Wow, Thank you!

I've been gone most of the day, having fun and when I got home I found on here and on 4Shared a total of 78 birthday wishes from across the that makes a person feel special. Thank you all. I'm going to relax and watch "Happy Feet" since I feel like I'm the only person who hasn't seen it yet. Have a good night (or day)!

My Birthday and a Freebie for you!

On this day, 40 years ago...I was born :)! On this day, today, I'm a very fortunate, healthy and happy person with a wonderful life! I have some page toppers for you to play with. I call them page toppers but I'm sure with some creativity, other things can be done with them, too. I had some bows to give you today but as I was making my preview last night, I decided they needed some improvement so I'm going to do just that and you'll have to wait a bit for those :). Also in the making are tags,brads, eyelets, a frame or two and possibly an Alpha and some word art. So much for a mini-kit, huh? I tend to get a little carried away but I'm pretty sure no other kit I make will be as mega as the Felty series, LOL! Thank you for the thoughtful comments and compliments on my designs. It's the comments and number of downloads I see that inspires me to keep giving you more of what you want. Special Thanks to Atomic Cupcake and Tandika Star ( for their wonderful Actions. Enjoy!

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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Celestial Buttons Freebie

As promised....some buttons! I thought I'd spice things up a bit, and add a yellow button to the color scheme :) Everyone can use a yellow sunny button in their life, right? If you just found my blog, be sure and get the two paper packs and ribbons to coordinate with these buttons. Enjoy!

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Sniffle, Sniff

Seems I have a bit of a cold. Yesterday morning, I just thought my allergies were bugging me so I took a Claritan but as the day went on, I continued to go downhill. Not enough to go to bed or anything, but enough to slow me down. I was relaxing in bed last night with my laptop creating some buttons for my next freebie and DH brought me some cold medicine. I started feeling drowsy and fell asleep. Then I dreamed of making buttons ALL night long! I hate when that happens. As soon as I package them up, I'll send them out! Thank you all so much for the wonderful comments...they really motivate me to keep creating and giving! I've been getting some wonderful layouts from you, too, and that always make me feel good. I wish you all a happy day!

Monday, April 16, 2007

Playful Plaid "Celestial" Freebie

Of all the ideas I brainstormed with, I decided to give my Playful Plaids a celestial theme. I figured with about 500+ baby pics for each of my boys (the first month, LOL) this will be useful but also versatile enough for other things as well. There will be more elements to come! Enjoy!

This kit is no longer available but may but may be purchased in MY STORE

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Playful Plaid Freebie!

Here's a paper pack I came up with last night. I atually made many more papers than this but I'm not sure I want to release them yet. They started to follow a theme that I'm not sure goes well with these colors. I may change my mind though. Have you noticed I'm a very indecisive person????? This will get you started though...enjoy! Special thanks to tandika Star at!

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Friday, April 13, 2007

The results are in...

and #2 is the winner! #3 came in second and #5 was in third place. Sadly, #1 and 4 tied for last place and those are my favorite two, LOL! I've always been a warm color person as you can see from my blog colors. But, hey, I love a challenge so it will be fun to see what I can come up with. I had stated in a previous post that I was going to have you vote on a theme but I have since changed my mind. Thanks for voting!!!! I decided that rather than locking myself into a theme I'm going to keep things versatile with maybe a little something in there for everyone.....yes, even our furry friends! I've also decided that instead of working on a whole kit at once I'm going to release pieces of it as I get them done. I'm always open to suggestions if there is something you want, please run it past me. I won't be able to fulfill all requests but if it can be done (with my current skills) I'll give it a try! I know there's been some requests for things related to other pets like guinea pigs, birds and snakes but I found it difficult to find things related to those animals that were OK for commercial use(custom shapes and such) so my resources were limited. So, for now, you'll just have to live with cat and dog things!
As for snow...they were predicting 6-12 inches starting during the night and I don't see a single flake out there! I guess it missed us but somebody probably got some, somewhere! Maybe now we can finally move on to spring again :).
Have a great day!

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Coffee.......I just love it!

I became hooked on Starbuck's coffee about a year or two ago. It started with Pumpkin spice fraps around the holidays, Mocha or coffee fraps in the summer and just plain old coffee of the day, black, all the rest of the time. I used to drag the boys out to the drive-tru almost every morning to get my fix but now I spare them the drive ( and save money, too) by grinding and brewing my own at home (I get the BIG bag of beans at Costco) now and only visit the drive thru for my occasional fraps. Anyway, my favorite time of the day is just after my coffee is fisnished brewing, the boys are eating their breakfast and I have a few minutes to get on the computer and do my daily downloads, check e-mail, read the news and read all the wonderful comments I get from "my people" (that what I call those of you that read my blog, LOL!) Thanks for all the votes on the far # 2 is in the lead. I think I will keep the voting open until midnight tonight, Colorado time. Since I've decided I like to design but I don't like coming up with ideas, I'm next going to let you vote on a theme, so check back and place you votes for that. The weatherman is saying a BIG spring storm is heading our way tonight so I don't think I'll be going anywhere this weekend. I also wanted to thank those of you that have sent me links to your layouts for my spotlight section (in the sidebar), they are all so cute!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Public service announcement!

I wanted to help put the word out about a sight called Scraps For Charity.
It is a 100% non-profit organization. Several talented designers get together each month a create a kit with the proceeds going to a different charity each time. The preview above is this months kit...very bright and colorful. Stop by and pick up all or just a part of this wonderful kit and help save a kit at a time!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Voting is closed!

I've chosen some color schemes for my next mini-kit but I need your help narrowing it down. Please leave a comment and vote for a scheme you like. I will leave these up for a few days. If you aren't too fond of any of these choices, maybe next time I'll accept submissions! Thanks! I forgot to mention when I first posted this that these swatches are courtesy of Tandika Star at

Thursday, April 5, 2007

HeartsNpawprints FREEBIE!

Here's another pet freebie inspired by my favorite pet quote! Enjoy and let me see some layouts!!! Please if you want to share, send your friends to my blog to get this freebie and all that other know the drill :) Links below:

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Happy Easter!

Credits: Template by Dumpty; font Angelina; kit HeartsNpawprints by me :)
After the wonderful spring pictures I took a few weks ago, we had a good size spring snow last week. I took Kayla and the boys to the park to make a snowman and go sledding one last time this season...but you never know in Colorado, we may see snow again!

Credits: March mega kit from RAKScraps
Despite both boys having colds, I was able to get a decent pic of each of them yesterday! Thanks to photoshop... no runny noses...hee, hee! Have a wonderful Easter Holiday and I'll be back next week to have you help choose the colors for my next freebie :)

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

New freebie coming soon!

Hand in there! I'm a slow working designer, LOL! I'm just working on a little mini-kit and I have a few more things to add to it. I'd like to finish it up this week but I also need to get a photo of my boys and make an Easter card to send out by Thursday or Friday....That's what I'll be doing tomorrow I guess *grin*. Well, have a good night, I'm off to photoshop....hop, hop, hop!