Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Checking in...

I wish I could say I have a freebie for you today...but not yet. This is why I could never be a designer for pay, LOL, I work at a snail's pace. I will try to at least have a little something for you in the next day or two. Actually, I haven't had my TV on for 4 days so the boys and I have been doing active things outdoors instead...a good thing for all fo us! DH left on a train last night headed for Chicago for a seminar and he'll be gone for 6 days! He's never left home longer than one night since our kids have been born so this single parent thing should be interesting. I suspect I'll be wiped out at days end because DH usually cooks dinner and puts the boys to bed every night while I relax(or pick up the house a bit if it's a disaster)....spoiled I am! Anyway, I'm glad you have all been enjoying the kit so far and thank you for all the nice comments.
I want to remind you, again, to check out the spotlight section to see some layouts that have been done with my kits...I so appreciate seeing your work!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Grungy Athlete Elements part 1 Freebie!

Thanks for being patient! Here's part 1 of Grungy Athlete Elements. Eventually I will release part 2, LOL! I apologize to all those that have girls in sports because my clip art only had men!
If you're a non-sports person, you should download this for the buttons because they go nicely with the papers :) Enjoy!

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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Happy Mother's day..late

I want to send out a belated Happy Mother's day wish to all the moms out there...and that includes those that are moms to pets because, of course, that counts, too!I hope you all got spoiled. The plan for me was to sleep in but when the boys came in the room to give me my cards we were all snuggling in bed together and I got a craving for doughnuts! So, we went out to get our Starbucks and pastries and had a relaxing day. I finished it off with a yoga class in the evening. I was so excited about one of the yard sales I found Friday. My intention was to find clothes for my oldest son. I didn't find much at the first two but the third sale had a huge table of boys clothes in sizes 4, 5 and 6. Exactly what I needed. The clothes were in such good shape and they were high quality and smelled like they had just been washed (always a plus!). I asked her how much they were and she said 25 cents a piece! I bought 37 pieces of clothing and 4 toys for $10!!! What a deal!
I'm still working on some elements for the sports kits so be patient. I get an idea and start working on it, then midway I get another idea, open a new document and start working on it. The next thing I know, I have several windows open with things half done and nothing complete! I just need to put some finishing touches on the few things I have going and get them out there :) See you soon! Oh, for the pet lovers out there...I'm sure most of you have seen the awesome pet kit this month at Scraps for Charity....it is so cute and for such a good cause! I'm feeling inspired to do another pet kit of my own soon!

Friday, May 11, 2007

Another Layout

Credits: Template by Dumpty; Fonts-Allstar and Acme secret agent

This is my youngest son, Riley, he's 2 and a 1/2 and I think he will be a sports guy...he's a tuff little dude! Well, I hope you all have a wonderful day, I'm off to hit the yard sales!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

A Thank You, a Layout and a Tip!

Credits: Scraplifted a layout by 74sim for Maria's weekly challenge; Wild tear action on frame by Atomic Cupcake; Felt action on brown tag by Tandika Star at digiscrapdesigner.com; stitches from Flip Flop Fun(re-colored); Font is Allstar.

This layout is sorta funny to me because I took this picture of my oldest son when he was 7 months old after he received this outfit from his uncle in Oregon. Well, he's 4 and 1/2 now and has never had the slightest bit of interest in sports. He has never wanted to play with balls of any kind, be it throwing, catching or kicking. Now, put a set of Lego's, K'nex or TinkerToys in front of him and he will build advanced structures beyond his age! He will be my scholar and this may very well be the only sport related picture I ever get of him, LOL!
Now, on to my "Thank You" to all the awesome comments you have left on here and 4-shared...you are the best! My ego has been boosted way up there! I guess I will continue with some more elements, LOL!
*TIP* just a little tip about the patches. Since I made those last year and released them before I made all these grungy papers, I noticed they are too clean looking to really match all this grunge. So.....if you noticed on my layout above, I grunged up the football patch a bit. Just create a layer above the patch, choose a dry or chalk brush, pick a dirt color brown and just make some smudges. Play around with the opacity until it looks like dirt and there you have it...grunge!

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Grungy Athlete Paper Pack Freebie

Hello All! Here's a paper pack for you! It's called Grungy Athlete but as you can see I kept the sports balls as overlays so you could make the papers 'Sporty' or you can choose not to use the overlays and just have a bunch of grungy papers....oh, and a paper that looks like a grungy football field that I had to throw in there! They are all mixed up in no particular order in the 5 (yes, 5) downloads and the preview is only in 1 of the zips (can't remember which one). Enjoy the grunge!

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I had a wondeful day at the Zoo today with my boys and two of my nephews! The weather was perfect! I will be going to my 5th Yoga class tomorrow night and I've been so sore but I love it! I haven't done anymore layouts but I think I might do one tonight...or just go to bed!

Saturday, May 5, 2007

Sports Patches Freebie

Here's your NSD freebie! Eventually I will have more stuff to coordinate with these patches and I'm going to call it "Grungy Athlete" Special Thanks to Atomic Cupcake! I hope you all have a wonderful day and are grabbing lots of goodies out there.

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Happy National Scrapbooking Day!

..and Happy Cinco De Mayo...and Happy Anniversary for my DH and I! We've been married for 8 years but have known each other for 19! I hope you're all going to take advantage of all the fun scrapbooking stuff going on this weekend. I was going to try to design a special freebie to give out today but instead I decided to give out a little something I made last year but you'll have to come back a little later for it because I need to make a preview and get it zipped up. I THINK I will use this freebie as the inspiration for my next kit, however, I'm still on break so don't expect it real soon ;) I did manage to do one layout for Maria's Weekly Challenge at digital freebies. The challenge is to use the font Joyful Juliana that you can download for free (link is in Maria's post). Here's my layout:

Credits: Template by Tracy B; Kit-Gummy Grins Sweet by Sarah Meyer; star brad by me; Atomic Cupcake frayed fabric action; Font-Joyful Juliana

Does anybody out there do Yoga? I took my first ever yoga class Thurs night and I really enjoyed it so I went again Thurs night, bought a mat and signed up for a month. I've been wanting to do it for years so now I'm going to get serious about it...say it with me..."ohhhhhmmmmmmmm" See you later with a freebie!