Monday, April 28, 2008

Only a few more days

I have been busy getting your blog daily download freebies ready. There will be 8 days of zips to download. I will leave the zips up until the 10th. The kit is called Circus Life. Here is a preview of one of the kits. I have divided it up by colors, then I have an alpha set and an element pack. I will give away 1 set per day. We will see you on May 1st.

Friday, April 25, 2008


I have to tell you about this fabulous new site. It is called MyPicTales. I love this site. They make hardbound books out of your scrapbooks. You can either use their software to make the pages, or you can make your own and upload them as a jpeg, TIFF, PSD, and a few others I am not remembering. I tried them out because they were cheaper than the company I usually use. Money is tight right now.

I admit I was a little nervous about trying out a new company, especially with an important gift like this. I uploaded the book to their site late Monday morning. I got an email from them about an hour later saying that they were going to give me a free custom cover because of the feedback I had given them in the DRC about the site. I made this quickly and uploaded it. I had put in the comments when I ordered that I needed it by May 3rd. I got an email around 6pm on Monday that they book had been shipped. I got it in the mail yesterday. It is STUNNING!!!. The paper they used is so beautiful. The colors are bright and vibrant. I could not believe how wonderful it looked, how inexpensive it was for this type of book and how fast they were. I got a 10x10 book, with 26 pages and it cost $39.98. I am sold on this company. I will never order from my previous company again (Sorry Corrine).

I have never ordered a Shutterfly book, but I was thinking about it. I think I am going to skip right over Shutterfly.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Something to look forward to

After I posted that I was going to try to make a freebie in celebration of 10,000 visitors, I found out that Scrapper's Zone is going to do a blog party and big sale for National Scrapbooking day. For the blog party, I am working on a circus kit. It will be given away in 7 parts May 1st through the 7th. I guess that would actually be 8 parts. These downloads will only be available for that week. I'll keep the last one on there for a few days. After May 10th, all links will be removed. Be sure to come back and check out the freebies. There will be freebies on all of the designer blogs for Scrapper's Zone.

There will also be scavenger hunts in the Scrapper's Zone forum. I have made some brag book pages that will be part of the scavenger hunt. They were made from my soon to be released kit, Butterfly Paradise. There will also be a brag book template with each brag book page. These are my first attempts at templates.

We will have some special layout challenges on the forum also. For participating in each challenge, you will get a $2.00 gift certificate to the store. These layouts will be judged and the winners of the contest will receive some great prizes. I think there are some Borders gift cards, a thumb drive and a few other things. I will have more details next week.

Sunday, April 20, 2008


I have had 10,000 unique visitors to my blog. I am so excited. I wish I would have been paying attention to that this week. I would have made a celebration freebie. I'll work on it over the next week or so.

Things have been really busy for me this week. I have been making layouts like crazy. My daughter is in a pre-professional dance troupe. They are getting ready to have their end of year show. I am in charge of making the bio board for the show. The bio board has a picture of each of the dancers, this a short bio next to it. Being that I am a digital scrapbooker, I decided that I would make layouts for each dancer, plus the band that will be playing at the show and a few from photos that were taken during dance practice.

On Thursday, I decided that I would make a book from the layout and present it to their director at the end of the show when we give her flowers. I have all of the layouts done, but I don't have all of the bios. I am still missing 5 out of 14. By my calculation, I need to have the book submitted to the company by tomorrow in order to get the book by the show time. They are having a dance practice today so my best friend is going to try to get the missing bios for me. The practice is during church time, so I can't be there and Rachael was excused because of that reason.

I have a new kit coming out this week so check back.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Scrapper's Zone news

I should have posted this a week ago, but I seem to be eternally behind. I never used to be this way when I had a busier schedule. Isn't that ironic.

Scrapper's Zone has a great mega kit that is all about music. It is that time of the year where everyone has band concerts, orchestra concerts, choir concerts and any other concert before the end of the school year. This kit is perfect for scrapping all of those things. This kit has over 50 papers and over 100 music related elements. My portion includes musical notes, drums, keyboards, a grand piano, a record (I hope people still remember what those are), a jukebox frame, a music frame plus patterned and solid textured papers. This is an amazing kit. You can get it at Scrapper's Zone for only 10.99.

I have been tagged once again. This time, I was tagged by my CT member Robin. Robin has a great blog. She is a good blogger and blogs more regularly than I do. Of coarse, she blogs about everything. I decided this blog would just be about digiscrapping. I think my family had trouble reading through the digiscrapping things to find things about my family and pictures of the kids. I though they might enjoy a personal blog. I really like the seperation. I'm sure you digiscrappers don't really want to hear all of the boring details of my life or my posts complaining about MS (there have been only a few of those and they were always during flares)

I have no idea who I am going to tag this time for this. I don't want to tag the same people I did last time. I just don't read a lot of blogs. Maybe I will tag some random digiscrapping blog. I'll go to the blog train and pick there. This is a good way to get to know other bloggers. Honestly, I could read blogs all day long. I love to, but don't. I have had to limit myself to the blog train and then a few of my closest friends. I could waste an entire day on blogs. I love looking into other people's lives. I guess it is a kind of voyeurism or something. Anyway, I digress.

Just copy paste THIS and everything below up until my Five links.
I thought it would be cool to have a meme where we post links.
We can post up to five.
Then we tell five more people to share their links.
If we all share who tagged us, our links are sure to be seen!
They can be business links, favorite sites, affiliate links, whatever you want…
There are Five Rules:

1. MUST be clean. No R rated sites.
2. Only FIVE links.
3. MUST tell 5 people.
4. A link back to the person who tagged you
5. Lara’s Place is the meme originator. (an active link is appreciated)

Here is my list in no particular order.
Post Secrets blog
This site is one that I visit every Sunday. People mail in their secrets on a post card and then they post selected ones on their blog. There is a huge forum associated with it also. I've never read through the forum but I read the blog every Sunday. Some of the post cards can be adult. These are people's secrets. Don't let you kids go here. My daughter has read some with me and I have had to explain things to her and she is 15.
Scrapper's Zone forum
I love that the site is recovering from our break up earlier this year. It isn't DST busy, which is fine with me (DST is a little too busy for me). It is fun meeting new people there. I wish the store was as busy as the forum.
January 2002 Mommies
If you follow this link, you may not find much as it is a private forum. This is a forum for mommies that had children born in January of 2002. My son was born January 7, 2002. I started visiting this forum when it was a due date forum and I was 7 weeks pregnant. Many of us have been here since we were pregnant and some came right after their babies were born. We are not as big as when we were all pregnant, but those of us that have stayed have become very close friends. I love these women.
Bootcamp Buddies
This is a site of people who are on weight watchers. I like their forum better than the WW official site. I use the official site for my information about the plan but visit here for support. I mostly visit the Core section as I am trying to follow the Core plan right now.
Weight Watchers
I am trying so hard to stay on program. I even made WW my home page. I check here a lot to see what is a Core food, check my recipes, check points, etc. I kept the Weight Watchers on the Go program on my palm for a while but it was very glitchy.

I am going to tag Ruth, Crystal, Roxanna, Moonscraps (this is one of those random people I picked from the blog train. I like her blog) and finally Kiki (another blog I found on the blog train).

I hope those 2 people I picked from the blog train respond. I hope everyone has a great weekend.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Here is the freebie

When I finished that last post, I decided I needed to get the freebie ready while I had time. One of my CT members pointed out that I needed to include a blank tag in the kit. I decided to put it in the freebie. I should have thought about it before. Here is a mini kit with 2 papers, 1 plain dog tag, one frame and one patch. I hope you enjoy this.

It's been a while

It has been a while since I have blogged. It has been a busy week. I have had family in from out of town and my MIL has been in the s hospital and was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. I have also been busy with this kit. One of my CT members asked me to do a girl camo kit. I was having trouble with my creative juices so it took me a while to get it done. I think they are flowing again. I have this in my stores right now for 40% off until April 9th. I am still working on a freebie from this kit. I'll try to have that soon.

I have been tagged by my friend Nancy, aka Scrappy Cats. Here are the rules for this tag.

  1. Link to the person that tagged you and leave a comment on their blog, so that their readers can visit yours. -Her name is linked above.
  2. Post the rules on your blog.
  3. Share 7 Random facts about yourself on your blog.
  4. Tag 7 random people at the bottom of your post, linking to their blog. Let each person know by leaving a comment on their blog.

I am a pretty boring person, so I have no idea what I am going to put down. Let's just see what random things I can come up with.

  1. I am Mormon.
  2. I am allergic to onions. They give me a really bad stomach ache.
  3. My mom was a professional seamstress, but I hate to sew. My mom tried and tried to teach me and I just never liked it. I own a sewing machine but I still ask my MIL to sew things for me.
  4. I LOVE American Idol. I won't miss it. We have the DVR set up to record each and every episode.
  5. I have always wanted 6 children. We stopped at 3 because all 3 of my pregnancies required strict bedrest. I had to be on bedrest for 14 weeks with my 3rd pregnancy.
  6. I lived in the Philippines for 3 years when I was in middle school. My favorite place there was Bagio City. It was weird being able to go swimming for Christmas parties. I learned to love it though.
  7. When I was in elementary school, I struggled with reading. I just didn't get it. I started excelling in middle school and was in honors classes by the time I was in high school.

Now, I need to tag 7 people. I am going to tag Lavendar Angel, Angie, Suzanne, Kim, Tracy, Corrine, and Kellie .