Wednesday, December 31, 2008

A new kit and a sale

We are having a sale at Groovy Scraps. I am offering 40% off of everything in my store. This sale will only last a week.

I know I haven't been super active lately on my blog, but I do have a new kit finally. It is called Holiday Cheer. It is available here in my store at Groovy Scraps. Below is a preview. I hope I am not too late for your holiday photos. I have tons of photos I need to scrap so I'm sure I'm not the only one.

I have a few brag book pages to give you in honor of my new kit. I hope you can use these cute brag book pages for your Holiday photos. Please do not share my links. Send them to my blog instead.
download here

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Crew's Journey

I stumbled across a blog that has really touched my heart. This is a blog about a tiny little baby named Crew. He was a twin born at 28 weeks. His twin brother passed away prior to birth due to twin to twin transfusion syndrome. Crew is fighting for his life now. He is progressing and doing really well for such a tiny little guy. I read this blog every day and I have added Crew to my prayers each day. You can read about him here. His mom is a digital scrapbooking designer also. The designers she sells with have created a kit to help the family pay for Crew's NICU cost, which will be huge, even with insurance. I didn't hesitate to purchase it. It is on sale at Plain Digital Wrapper. I don't usually advertise for kits that are not my own, for my CT designers or from one of my stores, but this is an exception.

I'm posting about this on both blogs. This is a very worthwhile kit. It is huge and adorable.

When you say your prayers, please include Crew. He could use all the prayers he can get.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Old Fashion Christmas Add-on

I added a little bit onto my kit "Old Fashion Christmas" and redid the preview. I have learned so much about previews in the 14 months I have been designing. I used to think I needed to make the nice and neat so you could see everything that was in them. I have found people seem to like them better when they are a little messy. Go figure.

I know there are a few isolated people who purchased my Old Fashion Christmas kit last year, so I am making the add-on available as a freebie on my blog. For those of you who may not have purchase it, right now is the perfect time to do so. It is on sale for 50% off. That makes this kit only $1.88. Some of the pictures I used in this kit remind me of Norman Rockwell photos of long ago. The Dover book I used was the best. I hope you enjoy this kit. Everything in my store is currently 50% off for the Christmas season. I will be slowly redoing my previews and maybe even adding to the kits I have in the store. I would love to see what you make with my kits, so feel free to give me a link to your gallery if you use something I made.

download here

My sister-in-law just emailed me some sad news. For those LDS members, Elder Wirthlin died last night. He was 91. He died in his sleep of old age. The little blurb she sent said he worked in his office all the way up to Thanksgiving. He served the Lord all the way to the end. He will be missed, but I am sure he is enjoying a happy reunion with his wife.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Blog award and 2 daily downloads

I got a blog award from one of my former CT members, Robin. I need to list 7 things I am thankful for. This is an easy one for me as I have a lot to be thankful for. I am also suppose to tag 7 people, but I don't really like trying to tag people, so if you read this, then consider yourself tagged.
1. My amazing husband
2. My 3 great kids (I could have listed them individually, but I thought that was cheating)
3. each day that I have with my mother-in-law
4. My husband's job
5. The restored gospel of Jesus Christ
6. The chance to live in a free country
7. My parents, brothers and sisters

Groovy Scraps will be starting a Christmas daily download starting tomorrow. It will run through Christmas day or eve, I can't remember which. When you go to the forum area at GS, then click on downloads on the top bar. Each download will be available for only 24 hours. At the end, you will end up with the entire kit, called Santa's Kiss. These are the 2 days I have contributed. Mine will be available on the 15th and the 24th. Along with the daily download, my entire store will be on sale for 50% off through the 24th. I don't have anything new in the store, sorry. I don't know when I will get something new either.
My friend Aimee is going to have a daily download on her blog. It will start tomorrow. She is an amazing designer. You can find her blog here. Don't miss out on these 2 great chances to get some Christmas kits to scrap those holiday photos.

Monday, November 3, 2008

My Strength

I finally got everything together and in the store. Now presenting our charity kit called My Strength. All the proceeds for this kit will benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. This kit is huge-230 MB worth of scrapbooking joy. The papers and the elements are beautiful. This kit can be purchased at Groovy Scraps. It is a steal at only $6.00. Thanks to Kim Cameron, Tracy Drane, Wddesignz, Demiurgia Designs and Biebels Scraps for their contributions to this kit. I hope everyone can help out with this amazing cause. I know first hand how hard this disease can be on an individual and on a family.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


It has been a busy month and I meant to post this a long time ago. The end of the month snuck up on me though. I am going to be retiring, sort of. Life has just gotten so busy that I can't keep up with everything. I can't find time to design much and the stress of having to get a certain number of products in the stores each month, plus collaborative kits for each site was too much for me. I didn't have any time with my family and I didn't like that. I am having a huge sale at each of my stores. Everything is 50% off at Scraphead, Scrapper's Zone and Studio Style Designs. You can find the link in my side bar.

I will be staying on at Groovy Scraps to do some charity kits and their monthly collaborative kits. I doubt I will put anything in the store. If I decide to design anything, I will give it away for free on my blog.

Thanks to all of you who have bought my products and downloaded my freebies. My family is the most important thing to me and it is very important that I have time with them. I made a go at digital designing when I couldn't work and my family really needed the money. I was blessed to get on in several stores very quickly. I did not make the kind of money I had hoped to, but I really enjoyed the process. It gave me something even more important. I needed some sort of distraction during a very difficult time in my life and designing provided that for me. As I was typing, that came to me-an epiphany as to why I was getting accepted to all of these stores. I think that distraction was the most important thing for me during that time. Things are much better now. I feel better, I have an answer as to what is wrong with me and I have a treatment plan to help some. Having MS has brought many blessing to me. I never thought such a horrible disease could bring so many blessings.

Speaking of MS, I will have a charity kit for the National MS Society in stores soon. It is a collaborative kit by some of the designers at Groovy Scraps. As soon as it is in the store, I will post about it.

So, take advantage of my retirement sales for the rest of the week. I hope you find some great deals and find something you like.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Big oops

Someone pointed out to me that they did not get brag book pages. Instead, they got my part of the Daily Download for this month. It seems I goofed. I picked the wrong file when I uploaded the brag book pages. I did instead put my entire part of the kit. Here is the corrected link for the brag book pages. For those of you who downloaded the initial zip, I hope you enjoy my part of the daily download. This is what I get for trying to post a freebie while I am also trying to go out of town.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Nightmare at Scraphead

Halloween is now a month away. The daily download at Scraphead this month is called "Nightmare at Scraphead". It is a Halloween themed kit. It is adorable. I don't have a preview of the entire thing since it is a daily download and we only do previews for the individual day. I do have a treat for you though. We are doing a blog train with brag book pages from the daily download.
link removed-see above post

Since this is a blog train, here are the other participants. I am posting this in the wee hours of the morning. The others may not have their part up yet. If they don't, please check back later to get their part. Also, please check out our forum at Scraphead to get the entire kit, day by day, so you can make your own full sized LO for you little trick-or-treaters. I think this is all of them. If I find out differently, I will add the new links. I hope you enjoy these brag books.



Creations by Rachael
By God's design
Jennifer Wambach
MoveFearlessly Designs
Cathy Joes Designs
Sherry D
Cindy Ritter

Michelle Powell, aka Kutnkudly-

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Birthday Celebration

My family has so many birthdays in September. My BIL had a birthday on
the 6th, my daughter's best friend (she is like my adopted daughter)
had a birthday on the 5th. My niece had a birthday on the 15th. My
birthday is coming up on the 23rd. Lastly, my son Andrew, has a
birthday on the 29th. With all of those birthdays, I decided I would
have a birthday sale. This sale is going on in all of my stores.
Everything will be 50% off starting the 15th and ending the 30th of

digiheaven_birthdaysale.jpg picture by digiheaven

One of my fellow designers at Scraphead, Cassel, has a bunch of new PSP scripts in her store.  She even has a free one available for you to try out.  I don't use PSP, so I can't say anything about them personally, but they look great.

ad-2008-09-08.jpg picture by digiheaven

Last, but not least,  I have a gift for you.  It has been quite a while since I have had a freebie.  I'm sorry.  Truth is, I haven't been able to get much designing done at all the past few months.  I have been focusing on my family and my health.  I did start this kit during the Olympics.  I got a few papers done and some flowers and ribbons.  I also made gold, silver and bronze metals, but then I got busy and didn't finish it.  I feel a little silly putting an Olympic kit in the store when the Olympics have been over for almost a  month.  So, I am going to give away the papers I made for this kit.  I hope you enjoy them.  Maybe I'll give away the elements I have made at a later date.

digiheaven_olympic_preview.jpg picture by digiheaven

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Patriot Day chat and sale

I know it has been a while since I have blogged. Things have been busy in my real life. I haven't had much time to do anything with designing lately. I have been trying to get school work going consistently with the kids lately. My teenage daughter got her learners permit yesterday, so we will start the driving part of driver's ed soon. It is a scary thought, but I am excited for her. She is pretty responsible, but she can be a little scatter brained at times. I have told her she is forbidden to talk on the phone while she is driving until she is at least 18. The State of Texas backed me up. We learned last week that it is illegal for teenagers to drive and talk on the phone.

Now for a little bit of designing news. At Groovy Scraps, we are having a sale. We are calling it Patriot day. This sale is on anything patriotic. The sales is for today and tomorrow. All patriotic kits are 50% off. My Military Girl kit is on sale 50% off. We are also going to have a chat tonight. There will be lots of freebies to be given away at the chat. We hope you can join us. The chat room is here.

At Scraphead, our daily download is all about coupons. Todays download is a coupon for my Oak Iceshimmer kit for free. Check out Scraphead's daily download forum to find all of the great coupons. Coupons are only available for a single day, so check back every day to find new coupons. You can get some great free kits and some great discounts also.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

My friend is having a birthday sale

My friend Aimee is having a sale at her stores. Her stuff is great. Her kits are very full of great elements that are beautiful. Here is a layout I made with her kit, Mr Golden Sun. It is adorable. Don't miss out on this great sale.

Monday, August 18, 2008

A Boring post

Sorry, not much going on to post about. I have had to take a little break from designing for a while. I have a pretty busy schedule the next few weeks and I just don't have time to get a lot of designing done. I will only be doing the collabs for a few sites. I am working on an olympic kit that I hope to have finished soon. It is going to be a fairly small kit, which means it will be very inexpensive. Check back sometime next week and I hope it will be done by then.
Rachael starts dance today. She is so happy to be back to dancing. She is going to have a busy dance schedule again. She will have tap on Monday. On Tuesday, she is going to be a teacher assistant for a basic combo class for ages 5 and 6. She is super excited about that. After the combo class, then she takes her modern class. Once VIR (Visions in Rhythm) starts, then she will have VIR after modern. On Wednesday, she has ballet/pointe. They moved that class back 30 minutes, so she will be able to get to church on time on Wednesday night. On Thursday, she has Jazz and then will have VIR again once that starts.

Andrew and Jeremy start cub scouts the first week of September. We have been doing popcorn sales the past week. Jeremy was so excited about selling popcorn because he got to wear his uniform. He said he is a real scout now. He is super cute in his uniform. Jeremy is the one with the silly grin and no hat. He can never make a serious face when he gets his picture taken.
Andrew and Stan have been riding bikes every morning. They are training to do the MS bike ride in October. The ride is from San Antonio to Corpus Christie. They won't ride that far this year, but they are planning to do the whole ride next year. At Groovy Scraps, we are going to be working on a collab kit for the MS ride. All proceeds from the kit will be donated to the NMSS. We are still in the planning phase of this collab kit, so watch for details coming soon.

At Groovy Scraps, we are having a $1 sale on selected kits. This sale will go through the 21st. Done miss out on some great deals.

Here are some layouts I have been working on. This first one is my niece, Grace. She is so cute. I used a kit called Denim and Daisies by Kim Cameron.
This is a layout I did for a challenge at Groovy Scraps. It actually served double duty. I used it for the scraplift challenge at Groovy Scraps and the word challenge at Scraphead. The word challenge was to use the word "Love" on a LO. You can find the credits for this LO here.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Groovy Scraps Grand Opening

Groovy Scraps is having their grand opening this month. The celebration will last all month, but the sales will only last 1 week. For the entire month, we will be having a scavenger hunt. Follow the clues to get our cool, retro mega kit, Groovy. This kit is straight out of the 70's. It will be great to scrap my elementary school pictures. I guess you know how old I am now, LOL.

In celebration of our grand opening, we will be having a 50% off sale from now until August 7th. Don't miss out on the great deals

I finally have a new kit in the stores. This is my kit, Robbie the Robot and Friends. Robbie is the chrome robot down by the title. I think this turned out really cute. I'll be making a mini kit this weekend to give away next week on my blog. I was going to wait to release it until I had the freebie done, but I wanted to release it for the sale mentioned above.

The youth at church are doing a play about the birth and resurrection of Christ called Savior of the World and this week has been tech week. I have spent 4-6 hours a day at rehearsals. It could be worse though-my daughter has been there 8+ hours each day. They had their first performance today and they did a fabulous job. I get to actually be a part of the audience tomorrow and see it from the front rather than the back tomorrow. Here is a picture of Rachael and Aaslie, my daughter and my niece, in their angel costumes.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

My Robot

Blogger is letting me post my photo now, so here is my robot.

Happy Tuesday

I don't have much to post, but it has been almost 2 weeks since I posted and I wanted to post at least once a week, so I guess I am behind as usual. I have been super busy the past 2 weeks. My health is still giving me problems. My MS flare has subsided for the most part except the fatigue and heat intolerance has been worse. However, the steroid treatment I did for the flare has left me diabetic. Most of the time, steroid induced diabetes only lasts the duration of the steroids, but I have been off of them over 3 weeks and I am still having elevated blood sugars. I am on insulin now. I am trying to be very careful about my diet. I have gone back to weight watchers and I am working on my weight. It is so hard for me to stay away from carbs. I love carbs. I don't know how people eat on the Atkins diet. I can eat vegetarian if I had to, but carb free is so hard for me. I am trying to eat only complex carbs. Last night, I splurged and had some ice cream with my son. I took him to see Space Chimps and we went to Amy's ice cream after the show. I was shocked that my blood sugar was normal after that. Sometimes, it makes no sense.

I am working on a new kit. It is called Robbie the Robot and Friends. I made some cute robots for this kit along with some of the regular LO elements, like bows, ribbon, flowers, clips, buttons, etc. I tried to post one of the robots so you could see it, but blogger is having problems and I get an error every time I try to post a photo. I'll try again later if I have a chance. This is the last week for Savior of the World practice and the show is on Friday and Saturday. I doubt I will be home much this week.

I hope everyone has a great week. I'll try to post more often.

Monday, July 14, 2008

My first blog award

I just got my first blog award. I was so excited. This was given to me by Snowraven. Snowraven designs with me at Scraphead. I have really enjoyed getting to know her in the few short months I have been designing at Scraphead. Snowraven's kits are so unique. They have a sort of midieval look to them. I'm not sure that is the right word, but I can't think of how else to describe them. I would also use antique as a good word to describe her designs. They are really pretty.

This award is to be given to 7 bloggers. I was one of her 7 and this is what she wrote:
Six to Patricia for her ability to cope -Patricia has MS and has difficulties seeing colours due to a damaged nerve -but she does not give up and designs more stuff all the time. I admire that !!! We will be doing a collab kit soon.

I mentioned to her once that I had to use a color palate when I designed. I have had optic neuritis 3 times. Optic neuritis is very common among MS patients. It can cause colors to become muted. My color vision is really bad when I am in the middle of a bout of optic neuritis, but in between, it gets better. However, I cannot easily use the hue/saturation slider in Photoshop and match the color without using the number of that color. I can't trust my eyes to match the colors properly. Even when I use Artrage to design something, I use the RBG color numbers to get the exact color. I wouldn't want any of you to unzip one of my kits and the colors don't match. That would not be good.

Now the hard part. I have to nominate 7 people for this award. It actually won't be that hard. These are in no particular order except the order in which they come to my brain.

First- Amy: Still a Mom. Amy is a member of a forum with me. This forum is called January 2002 Mommies. I joined this group when I was pregnant with Jeremy. I have been chatting with these women since then. We all have children born in January of 2002. Amy joined the group after Cal was born. She has 2 beautiful boys. Both of her boys have autism. She blogs about her family. Her boys keep her running. She is such an inspiration to me. Her boys keep her running and her little Charlie is going to give her gray hair.

Second- Corrine: 4kids no dog. Corine is a friend of mine from church. She and her family just moved to Hawaii. I miss her. I love reading her blog. She is an excellent writer. She can make the simplest story so interesting. She comes up with the funniest things. She recently figured out where the wicked witches of the east went to retire. I never would have guessed they were in Hawaii, but apparently they are. She recently tagged me and I have still yet to answer that tag. I haven't forgotten Corrine. I'll get to it.

Third- Robin's World of Scrap or Crap. Robin is one of my CT members. She has a great blog. I don't get to read it as much as I should. I get busy and check it out every 2 weeks or so. She makes some great layouts for me and her blog is really interesting.

Fourth- Kim Cameron: Our Journey. I am on Kim's CT. I also "work" for Kim. She and Tracy own the soon to be opened Groovy Scraps. I am one of the designers there. They use to be part owners of Make it Scrappy before it closed down. She is one of the sweetest people I know. When I first started designing, she was the only person that gave me constructive criticism about my designs. She taught me so much about how to be a better designer. She has also been a great friend. I noticed that Kim was nominated by Tracy Drane for this award. This just goes to show you what a wonderful person she is.

Fifth-Confessions of an overwhelmed and immeasurably blessed mom.
This blog belongs to a woman I do not know. It is one of those blogs that I found by following the links on other people's blogs. I almost never keep reading blogs this way, but this blog really touched me. When I first found the link, I read everything she wrote about her wonderful son Jack. Her son was not suppose to live. However, he is 2 years old now. He has a lot of medical problems that will plague him the rest of his life, but he seems like a normal 2 year old in many ways. You can tell through his mom's writing how blessed they are to have him in their life.

Sixth-Bridget: Digiscrapper4life. Bridget is a designer with me at Scraphead. She and I have been helping each other out by critiquing each others designs. She has given me some very good feedback on my designs. I have really enjoyed getting to know Bridget and I look forward to seeing our friendship grow.

Seventh-Suzanne: Here is another of my January 2002 mommies. She runs a blog about decluttering your house. I pop in there and read it occasionally, but I talk with Suzanne a lot more in our forum. She has been a huge support to me as I learn to deal with having MS.

So there is my list. If you have been given this award, here are your instructions:
1. The winner can put the logo on her/his blog.
2. Link the person you received the award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the persons you've nominated.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Look-alike Meter and a sale

I have several enteries for today because I couldn't get all of the Look-alike meter ones to post at the same time. In addition, I am pleased to announce a huge sale at Scraphead. Everything is 75% off for today only. Tomorrow, everything will be 73% off and it will drop by 2% each day for the next 7 days. Don't miss out on this huge sale. You can find my Scraphead store here.

MyHeritage: Family trees - Genealogy - Celebs - Collage - Morph

Look-alike Meter

MyHeritage: Look-alike Meter - Genealogy research - Historical pictures

Celebrity Collage by MyHeritage

I have been playing around on one of those "you look like this celebrity" type sites. These are so funny. It is amazing how you can get different results depending up the picture you use. I am not surprised that this says I look like Rickie Lake. I have actually been told that quite a bit. I have a new haircut now that frames my face even more and I think it make me look even more like Ricki Lake.

MyHeritage: Family trees - Genealogy - Celebrities - Collage - Morph

I did my daughter, Rachael and it says she looks like Rachel Stevens by 78%. I didn't know who Rachel Stevens was, so I looked her up. She is a British pop star. Next, she looked like Ashley Simpson, then Lacey Chabert (I don't know her either), then Brook Burns, then Shirley Temple, then Jennifer Love Hewitt, the Cynthia Nixon, then Zoe Lucker and lastly JK Rowling. I think some of these are so funny. If my daughter looks like all of these people, then do all of these people look alike? I don't think Shirley Temple looks anything like Jennifer Love Hewitt or JK Rowling. I also did my husband. It didn't quite know what to do with him. The first match was Minnie Driver. WHAT??? It also said Buddy Holly and Hugh Heffner. He is my stud, but I don't think he looks anything like Hugh Heffner. That is fine too. Hugh is ancient.

The other thing that is a lot of fun on this site is the Look-alike meter. It will tell you whether your kids look like mom or dad. Everyone always tells me that Rachael looks exactly like me, however, this site says she is an even blend of Stan and I. Jeremy looks more like me by 13%. Andrew looks more like me by 21%. These results are completely opposite of what I would have expected. Andrew is always getting told he looks like his dad.

I think this would make a fun scrapbooking challenge. What do you think? If this was a challenge on your favorite forum, would you do it? The challenges I run are a mix of many different things. I don't have a common theme to my challenges. I am always looking for new challenge ideas, so if you have something you would like to see done in a challenge, feel free to leave suggestions. I want my challenges to be something people really want to do and I don't want them to be boring.

Lastly, here are some layouts I have been working on. Some of them are for challenges at Scraphead and Scrapper's Zone.

There is a lot more, but I should have put the LO on here first. I wish blogger would allow you to post a photo below the text instead of only giving you a choice of above and to the side. When I write out my entire post first, then I have to drag my photos down under my text. I know you are probably thinking "Why is she telling me about this?" so I won't bore you with it any more. I hope everyone has a great day.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Lots of new things

I have been meaning to post for a while now. I have just been behind this past week. I am recovering from a flare of my multiple sclerosis. I just finished my IV steroids yesterday and started the oral part today. They make me feel like crap, but they do the trick in shortening the flare and making it more manageable. I have a lot of new things done now. At the time of my last post, I told you about my faerie kit. I have since finished it and have it in the stores. I took suggestions on how to name this. I got one very good idea on a name. Candleworks, who happens to be a forum member at both Scrapper's Zone and Scraphead, gave me a suggestion of using my name on one of those "this is your faerie name" sites to name the kit. I decided to use Digiheaven Designs rather than my own name. That is how I came up with the name Oak Iceshimmer for the name of this kit. Candleworks won a free copy of this kit for her idea. Here is what the final product looks like. You can get this kit for the low price of $2.99.

At Scraphead, I am running a challenge to make a bookmark. As a part of that challenge, you can find this free bookmark template in my store. I have put it in all of my stores so there are plenty of places for you to get these templates. They are mix and match, so have fun with them. I'd love to see what everyone comes up with. You can click on the links to my stores in my side bar to find these templates and also to find the kit above.
Along with the bookmark templates, I have this freebie in my stores also. Some of you may recognize the papers. I gave them away as a freebie a few months ago. Since then, I have added some flowers, some photocorners and an alpha. Most of the parts have been given away as challenge gifts at some point. You can get the entire thing in my stores.
I finally got this kit put together and into the stores too. Again, some of you may recognize this and probably already have it. I gave it away for National Scrapbooking Day in May. I have it all packaged together and for sale at my store for the low cost of $3.99. That isn't as good as when it was free on my blog, but I think it is still a pretty good price for a cute kit like this.

Now for my 3rd gift to you today. I have made some Independence day templates for those of us in the USA celebrating Independence day on Friday. These are available in both PSD and PNG formats. If you use these, or any of my other products, I would love to see your LO. Please leave some love if you download these templates. Also, please do not share my links. Send your friend to my blog so they can download the freebie themselves. You may like Captain Jack Sparrow, but no one really likes a pirate.

I hope you all have a good week and a Happy Independence day to my fellow US followers.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

In the works

I have a new kit in the works. It is all about faeries. I'm trying to come up with a good name for it now. Sometimes the hardest part of doing a kit is naming it. You want it to be original, but not corny. The originality is the hard part. I think that is the hard part of designing new kits is being original. What can I put in my kits that is different from everyone else? That is always the question.

Here is a little preview of what is going in this faerie kit. This is only a fraction of what I have done. I am hoping to have this finished by the end of the week so I can get it in the stores soon. I can't promise anything though because my MS is flaring up right now so the rest of my week is going to be unpredictable. We'll see what happens. I should have a freebie to go with this also, so be sure to check back. If you think of any great names, I am open to suggestions. If I use your name, you get the kit. This isn't a contest or anything, but I couldn't use someones name without giving them a thank-you for the idea.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Scraphead Grand Opening

Even though Scraphead has been operating for about 6 weeks under the new management of Michelle Powell, we are officially having our grand opening. Everything is going to be 40% off for the weekend. We are having a treasure hunt with lots of freebies and coupons available during the treasure hunt. We are also having a grab bag sale. I made a grab bag just for the sale. I didn't think I would ever make a grab bag. I don't buy them so I wasn't going to make one. We'll see how it sells and then I will decide if I will ever make another one. It sure seems like a lot of stuff for a very low price. Mine is commercial use and everything in it can be used for designing. I didn't have time to make a personal use one. Stop by Scraphead and check us out. BTW, my grab bag will be available in all of my stores. I already have it in the store at Scrapper's Zone and will soon have it at Studio Style Designs.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


I have been tagged so many times over the past month or more and I have not had time to do anything with them. Most recently, ScrapShana tagged me. I think I have done this one before, but it has been a while. I hope I can find 7 facts about me that are weird or random. Actually, the harder part is figuring out who to tag after this. How about this; if you read this, then consider yourself tagged. I know, it is a cop-out. Oh well.

1. My teenage daughter gives me fashion advise. She keeps me from looking like an old lady.

2. I lived in the Philippines for 3 years.

3. The house I lived in while in the Philippines has since been buried by a volcano.

4. I grew up in Utah but I have never been skiing.

5. I have always wanted 6 kids, but after being on bedrest for all 3 pregnancies, I stopped at 3 kids.

6. I was the youngest person to ever graduate from nursing school in the RN program at Austin Community College (I don't know if this is still the case though).

7. I had to get special permission to take my state boards after nursing school because I was not yet 21. The rule has since changed so people can take the boards before they are 21 now.

Ok if you read this, then consider yourself tagged.

Nancy, AKA Scrappy Cats, tagged me over a month ago. This is a different kind of tag. This is a quick page tag. As a bonus, this means you get a quick page freebie. I made a quick page from one of my newer kits, My Graduate. I hope you enjoy the quick page. Here is the tag info.

So here is it is a different kind of tag. I am calling it the Quick Page tag and here are the rules.

  1. Create a layout with my Quick Page and post it on your blog.
  2. Tag seven people with instructions to download the Quick Page from here and to post a layout on their blog using it.
  3. Bloggers recieving a Quick Page tag are to use the Quick Page to post a layout on their blog AND tag seven more people.
  4. If you are a designer, you are to MAKE a new Quick Page to post instead of sending people to mine. (Makes it possible to re-tag a person who has used a different Quick Page!)
  5. Don’t worry about the rules just have fun and get some Quick Page layouts up.

Here is the quick page download link

Once again, if you are reading this, then consider yourself tagged.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

A big SALE

Everyone loves a sale. I am having a big sale at Scraphead. We are having our grand opening. The store has been open for a while now though. Michelle Powell took over the store the beginning of May. We have lots of new designers. All of my products will be 40% off thru Monday. I have a few new products in the store. My Grad kit is now less than $2.00. Check out my brag book templates while you are there. You can find my store at Scraphead. Also check out the challenges area. We host a different challenge every day. That is a lot of challenges That gives you your choice of just about anything. I will be hosting a challenge there towards the end of the month, when life gets a little calmer. I hope to see you at Scraphed.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008


I have been tagged twice in the past 2 weeks. However, I haven't had a chance to do anything about those tags. I wanted to let Scrappy Cats and Snowraven know that I am not ignoring their tags. I just haven't had a chance to do anything with them yet. Scrappy Cats tag sounds like a lot of fun. It is a quickpage tag. I just have to find time to make a quickpage now. Snowraven's tag was one of those "tell 7 random things" type tags. I did one of those a few months ago, maybe less, so now I have to think of 7 more random things. I will get to these ladies. I just can't promise when. They may wait until I get back from camp in a few weeks. May is such a busy month.

I did finally get my graduation kit into the stores. It is at Scraphead and Studio Style Designs. It isn't in Scrapper's Zone yet as we are having a server change, but it will be there as soon as I get the green light to put it in the store. I will have a football mini kit in the store soon. There are several other mini kits in the works, so watch for them.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Quick post

I have a busy day today. I have to drive a bunch of girls to San Antonio today for a dance show. I just wanted to post really fast to let everyone know about the sale going on at Scraphead. This is a 40% off, grand re-opening sale. Michelle Powell, aka Kutnkudly, has become the new owner at Scraphead. We have a new site CT also. Come check out the sale. It will be going on through Monday.

I have also put my store on sale at Studio Style Designs. Everything will be 30% off through Monday in honor of Memorial day. Both my step-dad and my Father-in-law, served in the Air Force. My step dad never had to go to war, but my FIL served in Thailand during the Vietnam war. He worked in intelligence. I'm proud to be American and I am proud of the veterans that served our country. Remember there is a coupon code in the post below, so don't miss out.

Unfortunately, Scrapper's Zone is temporarily down for a server change so there is not a sale there currently.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Queen of the Day

I was queen of the day at DST yesterday. However, yesterday was a horribly busy day and I was gone most of the day. By the time I got home, I was brain dead. So, like usual, I am late. I made a coupon for everyone for my store at Studio Style Designs. This coupon is for $3.00 off any product in my store. The coupon code is (sorry, the coupon code has been removed). I will be taking the coupon code down after 1 week, so grab it while you can. Here is the thread at DST if you want to check it out.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Late again

I told everyone that I would be removing the links to the Circus Life kit on the 10th. I totally forgot so some of you got a few extra days to download. I have removed the links now though. Sorry if you missed out on the kit. Look for it in my stores soon. I would love to see any LO that are done with the kit.

I am going to start doing a few mini kits. My first mini kit should be out by the end of the week. It is called My Grad. Here is a sneak peak. I'll post more info when the kit is in the stores.