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    Thursday, March 29, 2007

    Friday Freebie- a bit early!

    Hi everyone from California!!!

    Okay, Emma is upstairs napping so I figured I'd pop on here and put up the Friday Freebie. I actually made these awhile ago. They are part of the inspiration for our Rocket Thru Space bonus kit for the April chalenges over at Happy Scrapz. Here for you are a set of painted Space Doodles. I hope you all enjoy them! Includes: 1 Rocket, 1 UFO, 1 Shooting Star, 2 Planets
    (Sorry, I forgot to make a preview.)

    Sorry, this is no longer available.

    I don't get in from CA until late on Tuesday/ early Wednesday so I might not have a new post until Thursday for all of you. But I'll see you all next week! Happy Scrapping!
    -Amy W.

    *Don't forget to visit the Ikea Goddess for your freebie fix!
    See this is what the preview was supposed to look like but I forgot to
    bring it on vacation:

    Tuesday, March 27, 2007

    Happy Scrapz- Activation Woes

    I have no clue why the activation emails aren't going out, so Jessica and I are going in and activating everyone manually. I have a email into the actual board hosts to help me figure it out but since I'm on vacation who knows when it'll be fixed. Just check back at Happy Scrapz later and you should be active. If it's longer than 24 hrs either post a comment here or email Jessica at solanah1@gmail.com and one of us will activate you. (Don't email me because my internet email access is spotty at best.) Thank you everyone for registering over at HS we have almost 100 people, woo-hoo! I hope you have fun over there, I know I am. Now, I must go enjoy my vacation! TTYL!

    -Amy W.

    P.S. If you need freebies go see the Goddess- she always has a great list!

    Sunday, March 25, 2007

    Manic Monday!

    This is really going to be Monday's post but I'm starting it Sunday night so I'll just have to add the freebie list in the morning.
    (Yes, I actually started to pack and get organised, that includes this blog.)

    Okay big news, Happy Scraps is ready to go! So head on over and check it out! We're starting our April challenges a few days early - so go see what neat freebies Jessica and I have for you!
    Click here to visit Happy Scrapz!
    *Please be patient with our forum, it's free so that means it's also slow at times-lol. If you have any problems with activation (may take up to 24 hrs) just email Jess or myself!

    Here are a few LOs I made. This first one is my daughter the punk rocker. She picked out that outfit from her bandanna covered head to the jeans with hearts. She's so cute- but I told her no tatoos until she's at least 6.
    Punk by Badcandy (Scrapable)
    font- Brushed by Pizzadude and Blackjack

    This is a shot of the smelly tree in the front yard. The thing is pretty but stinky! LOL
    kit- Grungy Scribbles by Manu-Scraps(the Daily Scrap)
    Pin-It-Up frame and Leather alpha by TaniaJPS (NDISB and OScraps)
    font- blackjack and fair

    Monday's freebie tips!
    Manu has a sampler from her super pretty kit Butterflied for you.
    Scroll down to grab Jessica's Retro Swirl doodle.
    Michaele has a neat Grandparents word art up for grabs.
    Mrs. Miles has a Shabby pink flower and a thinker monkey on her blog.
    Misty has a sample of her kit Rhapsody. And scroll doown for some painted flower stickers.
    Heather has a cute Stamp overlay.
    Kristy the overlay lady hs 2 new neat ones up for grabs.
    Kris has some really fun Easter Eggs on her blog.
    An has her complete set of number templates all in one pack for you to go and grab!
    Gerti has an Easter egg overlay and cute template for you.
    Lindsay Jane has a cute Fresh Citrus mini kit on her blog.
    Lucie has a beautiful kit called Memories up for grabs.
    Dumpty has a new template up.
    Heidi has a Spring Break mini for you.
    Kiki has a Spring Again paper pack on her blog.
    Bren made a whole slew of brads if you want to go grab them.
    Tracy has some wire mesh and a temlate if you just scroll on down.
    Goodness Valinda has been busy! There's a whole boy section to her Stitched Block Ginormous kit on her blog now.
    *Saab made a couple of templates but she didn't post them on her blog. Nope, they're on Ikea Goddess'. She would like you to go leave her some love for all the hard work she does hunting down freebies for you. So please go leave her some love and grab the wonderful templates! (The link is in the comments section for Sun 3/25-Bath Layout.)
    Please share some love when you go and grab these freebies!

    Happy scrapping everyone and I'll see you in a little over a week!

    Saturday, March 24, 2007

    Suddenly Saturday

    Has a day ever just crept up on you and POW it's here? Well I can't believe it's Saturday already. Emma and I leave for my parents house in 3 days- THREE!!! I so need to pack! But that's par for the course I always pack at the last minute. Back in the BC years, (before children) I wouldn't pack until like 3 am the morning I was supposed to leave at like 6 am. I really don't like packing and it's not hard. Just throw in enough clothes to cover your number of days gone plus an extra (less if you have easy access to laundry facilities), add your toiletries bag and any gifts you're bringing. Viola you're done! Seriously how hard is that. I mean if you're to part of a wedding orsomething a bit more important I can understand packing well in advance so you don't forget something but we're just going to visit my parents, I know I have clothes still there and if I forget something I can borrow or buy. Emma is my bigger concern but more on stuff to keep her entertained during the flight than on clothes and stuff- like I said we can buy anything we forget. Oh well, I'm just a procrastinator.

    Now then, we seem to be having a few problems uploading over at TDS. So I'm sorry if anyone went looking for my flower clusters and they weren't there, I promise they will be soon. We seem to have people on vacation or sick and well there's a back log. I apologise to you all and hope you'll check back for them. I do understand the sick thing- Emma gave me whatever she had and it sucks.

    On to today's freebie tips!
    Renae has a couple of new templates up on her blog.
    Thomsen also has a new template.
    Lindsay Jane has a slew of easter egg charms and some beaded threads for you.
    Laurie has some Sweet word art up for grabs.
    Kris has some oval chipboard frames in pastels on her blog.
    Angie has a Spring Colors kit for you.
    Redju has some easter eggs up for grabs.
    Johanna has 2 templates and some film strips on her blog.
    JD has an English Garden mini kit.
    Amanda has a sample of her new set of scrunched ribbons.
    Kari has some neat grungy swirls.
    The wonderful Mrs. Miles has a cool Ostrich element for you.
    Saab has a new template on her blog.
    Sonya has another template up for grabs. (12x12 & 8.5x11)
    Jaana has a new template on her blog.
    Traci Sims has a Plum Funky sampler.
    Karen wants you to have a Happy Spring mini on her blog.
    Carrie has somce cute Lazy Doodles.
    Tracy has a sticker border and a template up for grabs.
    Jan has her Jolly Brolly kit for you. (must go thru shop)
    Digital Couture has some colored duct tape.
    Please share some love when you visit.

    I don't know if I'll be posting on Monday or not- it'll depend on how far my packing is. If not I should be back on the 4th or 5th of April. Remember you can sheck the Ikea Goddess' blog for your daily freebie fix.

    Happy scrapping and have a great weekend!

    * To all my friends who's blogs I regularly visit I'm sorry I haven't commented the past few days. Between trying to get my to do list done and both Emma and I being sick I just haven't had much time. I love you all!

    Friday, March 23, 2007

    Clipped Flower Clusters

    Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all have some fun plans for the weekend! I'll be doing a lot of packing for Emma's and my trip to California, we leave Tuesday morning.

    I made a new element pack and it should be appearing in the shop over at The Daily Scrap sometime today. (I was a bit late turning it in-oopps.) I made them in a rainbow of colors sure to add some pizazz to any layout.
    Here's a cluster for you! Enjoy.
    Sorry, this is no longer available.

    Friday Freebies!
    Kristy (aka- the overlay lady) has a new one called Filligree up for grabs. :D
    Amy Leigh has some pretty doodles for you.
    Mrs. Miles has a cute Sea Lion element on her blog.
    Seebee's Freebies has a new pack of papers for the Dream Trip Mega kit up.
    Ksharonk has a new mini kit called Shabby Sweetness up for grabs.
    Blabla has a template and some doodles on her blog.
    Nina is in the spotlight over at Oscraps, so go grab her Noble Castellana freebie quick bfore the spotlight moves on. (must go thru shop)
    Tahera has a stitching sampler for you.
    Nana has a new kit in her attic called Funky Fun go grab parts 1-3.
    Don't forget to share the love.

    * Today is Badcandy's birthday, so stop by her blog and wish her a happy one. Then go see her 40% off sale at Scrapable!

    Happy Scrapping Everyone!

    Thursday, March 22, 2007

    It's already Thursday!!!

    Wow, where has the week gone? Um, I have a new challenge going on over at Miss Tiina's. It's a font challenge if you want to go chek it out.
    Nothing really new to report since yesterday. I've been trying to finish up some projects before I go to visit my folks but nothing is absolutely done yet- hopefully soon. (like before Monday would be nice.) I should have a freebie for you tomorrow but it's still under construction too. We'll just have to see.

    Okay today's freebie tips:
    She's still adding! Valinda is trying to make the biggest kit ever, go see the latest of her stitched Blocks kit.
    Michaele has a pretty spring QP up for grabs.
    Laura has some doodled speech bubbles for you. (must go thru shop)
    Reanae has a 8.5x11 template on her blog and a doodled glass flower.
    Gabhappyscrap has a boyish mini kit up for grabs.
    Lindsay Jane has a Plum Passion mini kit on her blog.
    LilyKay has her Avallone kit up.
    Saab has a very pretty template for you.
    Shandy has a bright paper pack called Coral Reef.
    Kari has a set of grunged up papers on her blog.
    Angie has a pretty template up for grabs.
    Misty has a sampler from her kit Half Past Midnight.
    Kris has a Christian Easter mini kit.
    Pillowgirl has a word art and some border templates up for grabs.
    Sunfire has paper packs 1 & 2 of her Through the years kit for you. (Scroll down a bit for pack 1)
    TaniaJPS has a couple of papers from her trendy coolection on her blog.
    Kristy has another overlay up for grabs, this one is swirly flourishes.
    Scroll down on Doris' blog to grab some pretty pressed flowers (thru thr 23rd).
    Traci Sims has a Simply Shabby sampler for you.
    Tara has a cute friends word art on her blog.
    Jennifer has a sneek peek freebie of her new kit Summer Safari
    Please share some love when downloading freebies!

    * Oscraps is having their anniversary sale. Up to 35% off almost everything in the shop thru Friday.
    **Misty is having a close out sale. Go check out her close out kits at 50-60% off.

    Happy Scrapping Everyone!

    Wednesday, March 21, 2007

    What, it's Wednesday... already?

    Well, you'll all be glad to know Emma's fever broke. She's back to her usual chipper self- yeah! And dadoo I think it was Saturday at McDonald's rather than church, since she was the only one in the play yard on Sunday.

    Here are some shots from yesterday morning. Emma found some of my stickers from my paper scrapping supplies. And yes she decorated all on her own. If I'd taken pictures hubby and I would have looked similar since she was sharing the stickers with both of us too. (notice the one on her nose kept changing?)

    So now were onto the freebie tips:
    Kim B. has launched her new blog with 2 mini kits of African Sunsets- just scroll on down for both.
    Deborah has some cluster frames for you, neat shapes.
    Kris has 2 mini kits up for grabs, Girls Night Out and Pretty Flowers.
    Kristy has another edge overlay on her blog.
    Amy K. has a cute new kit Stay For Tea.
    Pillowgirl has a QP and the matching template for you.
    Tricia has a small element pack up for grabs.
    Mrs. Miles has a Gorilla on her blog and if you scroll down a rope alpha.
    Misty has a word art that's Cute As A Button.
    Ronee has a new template up for grabs.
    Jen has a sample of her Down by the Sea kit for you.
    Remember to share some love when you download.

    Happy Scrapping Everyone!

    Tuesday, March 20, 2007


    I had the link to Gerti's blog wrong so if you still want to go grab her cute easter kit please do so here.
    -Amy W.

    Emma on the mend and freebie tips.

    Emma seems to be doing better. She still has a temp but it's lower and she's not so grumpy today. We went to the ped yesterday and he said it's going around and lasts 2-3 days so we'll see. Thank you to everyone for the nice thoughts yesterday. (except Barb who taunted me and picked on me on her blog yesterday- big old neiner to you! Oh and I beat you today!!!)

    Freebie tips for Tuesday:
    Valinda has been adding like crazy to her Stitched Blocks kit-papers & elements!
    Sabine has part one of her new kit Don Quichotte up for grabs.
    Mrs Miles has a Turtle- Tortoise element for you to add to her animal collection.
    Saab has a new template on her blog.
    Jessica also has a template up for grabs.
    Misty has an alpha add-on for her new kit- Sunny Disposition.
    Weeds and Wildflowers have a Add-on mini kit for their new one Discovering You.
    Renae has 2 templates on her blog.
    Lindsay Jane has for you a new kit, a set of beaded strings and a paper pack, go scroll down her blog.
    Sonja has a lovely new kit called April Blossoms for you.
    Kari has some Girly Words word art on her blog.
    Shandy has a template and a word art up for grabs.
    Pillow Girl has a set of element templates on her blog. (commercial-OK)
    Scroll past Kristy's amazing photos to grabs flowered overlay.
    Heather has some fun gel flowers on her blog.
    Gerti has a cute Easter kit up for grabs.
    Sylvia has a 2-pack of template and QP on her blog if you scroll on down.
    Lena has a Soft Pastels mini kit for you.
    Rachel has a pretty add-on for her kit Leah My Sweet up for grabs.
    Stacey has her Rustic Love add0n for you.
    Franette has a lovely template on her blog.
    Erin also has a template up for grabs.
    Amy C. has a killer DPS template if you scroll on down.
    Please share the love when you go downloading.

    Happy Scrapping Everyone!

    Monday, March 19, 2007

    I've got a sick-o

    Sorry everyone- Emma is sick so I don't think there'll be a list today. I'm pecking this out with one hand because she won't let go of mommy. If she'll nap by herslef we'll see what I can do but I make no promises. Poor baby has a temp of 101F. Off to give more loving to my sick-o.

    Thanks to everyone who came to chat last night and who helped make my kick-off at this weekend at TDS a great success.
    Happy Scrapping!

    Sunday, March 18, 2007

    Head's up!

    I normally don't post on Sundays but I woke up early. I found this killer template by Traci Sims and I know she only leaves her stuff up for a short time so I wanted to give you a head's up.

    Here's one of my cutie- she wanted to wear a bandanna just like mommy. She's got a little punk look going on.Have a great weekend- I must go awaken a certain little girl so we can go to church.
    Happy Scrapping!

    P.S. I hope to see you in chat tonight!

    Saturday, March 17, 2007

    Using a template

    I've had a lot of emails lately asking me how to use a template or where to find a tutorial. I include some basic instructions in every template I give out but a lot of people need pictures too. I usually send them to Scrapbook Bytes because they have tutorials for a bunch of different programs. Misty Cato also has written a very nice one for using Photoshop(It's the 3rd one down).

    So I decided to try my hand at writting my very first tutorial. It's for Paint Shop Pro because that's the program I use the most. I'm still learning Photoshop and don't feel comfortable enough with that program to write any tutorials for it yet, but I'm sure there will be some coming soon.

    In the mean time head on over to check out my tutorial for Using a Template in PSP. I included a link to a new template I made just for the tutorial, it's nothing fancy but good for anyone just starting out.
    -Amy W.

    Welcome to the weekend!!

    Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!
    I hope everyone is planning on having a great weekend! Don't forget I have a chat tomorrow night for anyone who wants to pop in. It's be in The Daily Scrap chat room, hope to see you there.I want to thank everyone for the warm wishes and praise for my launch and new products. I guess you all like the Emma's Hat kit (me too!) since several of you have already told me you bought it- THANKS!!

    Now I have a small gift for you. It's a pattern tile. I was out taking photos in the yard and found some interresting textures that I thought would make good patterns and textures for scrapping- and I was even right about a few of them too! This one is of the dirt over in the construction field behind my house. I included a photoshop pattern file (thanks Sonia!) and the JPEG of the seamless tile I made from the photo. So it'll repeat without breaks for a nice and grungy feel. You can use it for personal or commercial purposes so grab away.
    Sorry, this is no longer available.

    Saturday's freebies:
    Sabine has some Faded Flowers on her blog.
    Saab has a new template up for grabs.
    Seebee's Freebies has some more Dream Trip for you, some Hidden Mouse swirls.
    Misty has a St. Pat's mini kit for you. (good general use too)
    Jdesai has some free flowers up for grabs.
    Kris has some Spring Blossoms on her blog.
    Tricia has a cute little chicky for you.
    Sandra has a neat template up for grabs.
    Sarah has a fuzzy ST. Pat's element pack for you- cute!
    Swati has some satin flowers on her blog.
    Sandra B. has a sample of her Heart Fresh kit up for grabs.
    Scroll down and Ksharonk has an add-on for her Fairy Footsteps kit.
    Grab Jan's Green Pint and She's no Spring Chicken kits. (must go thru shop)
    Please remember to leave some love where ever you roam.

    I hope that everyone going out tonight be have a designated driver and stay safe.
    Now go drink some green beer!
    Happy Scrapping Everyone!

    Friday, March 16, 2007

    Fun things for Friday!

    It's Friday!!!! That means the weekend is here(hubby has the day off) so let's party!
    To start off with all my stuff is now on sale over at The Daily Scrap for 25% off thru Sunday at midnight. Don't forget my chat Sunday night too!
    If you'd like to see larger previews look here.

    I made a LO from our trip to the park, well I took some photos in the car. (No, I wasn't driving at the time- silly people.) I told you spring had arrived here and all the trees were in blooms, the breeze was blowing carring their scent- Emma and I were sneezing. There's a rain shower going on right now too, that really means it's spring! I used Manu's brand-spanking new kit Butterflied. It's such a pretty kit with all kinds of goodies. Click on the link to see the kit preview- so soft, pretty and fluttery.
    kit- Butterflied by Manu-Scraps (The Daily Scrap)
    fonts- Kidprint and Belladonna

    Here's a LO I made from Emma's 2nd birthday back in November. I used my new kit Emma's Hat and one of the New Jumpstarts.
    kit- Emma's Hat (kit and add-on)
    template- Jumpstarts Celebration collection No. 2
    fonts- Mulkshake by pizzadude.dk and Kidprint

    It's the last day of Green Dreams collab kit. Michaele put her last part up yesterday- she's running a contest using the kit on her blog if you want to grab any parts you missed.
    Sorry, no longer availble.

    Here is an Add-On for my newest kit Emma's Hat! You can grab the full kit for 25% off over at TDS as part of my sale this weekend, Enjoy!
    Sorry, this is no longer available.

    Friday's freebie tips:
    Tara has an I Love NY decal for you. (and has a neat contest)
    Gabhappyscrap has a Nutty kit up for grabs.
    Carla has some pretty Star Puffs on her blog.
    Mrs. Miles has a cool polar bear for you.
    Maga has some envelopes and a cool metal tag alpha on her blog.
    Carrie has some Fall watercolors up for grabs.
    Ruby has a Sweet and Juicy paper pack up for grabs.
    Agnieszka has some pretty stained glass flowers.
    Tracy has a killer template on her blog.
    Pillowgirl made an alpha to match her Desert Bloom papers from the other day.
    Kris has a bunch of St. Pat's word arts for you.
    Kris made a part 2 to her Gurngy Swirls overlays and brushes- she also has some paint splats.
    Valinda has added once again to her Stitched Block kit- this time in spring colors!
    Maddy has some freebie Tag and Ribbons from her Baby Magnolia kit.
    Bren has some Flower Gellies on her blog.
    Barbara has some cork word art for you. (must go thru shop)
    Chantal has a template up for grabs. (Scroll down a bit.)
    Jessica has a pipe cleaner flower for you.
    Jen has her Moments in time paper pack for you. (must go thru shop)
    Please share some love when you download!

    Happy Scrapping Everyone!

    Thursday, March 15, 2007

    My New Shop!!!!

    Hello everyone! I know you've been wondering so I'll tell you, I'm a new designer for The Daily Scrap! My newest kits and collections are in the shop as I type! You can find them here. Go take a look but if you want to wait to buy, I'm having a kick-off sale this weekend 25% off all my stuff, I'll understand. LOL!

    Now mark your calendars, I'm having a kick-off chat too! Everyone who shows up will get the lovely template below that coordinates with my new Jumpstarts Celebration Collection No. 2. I look forward to seeing everyone there, it's in the TDS chat room!
    Don't forget to stop by here tomorrow! I'll be kicking off my sale with a sample of my new kit Emma's Hat (tomorrow only) and the last part of Green Dreams will be up for grabs too.

    Thursday's Freebies:
    Jessica made a little something that's all Wrapped Up, I need to bug her more often.
    Mrs. Miles has a great monkey to add to her safari/zoo kit-collection she keeps adding to.
    Misty has a set of Frame Strips for you.
    Amanda has some summer elements on her blog for you- so cute! (scroll down if you missed the matching papers- patterened and solids)
    Scroll down on Anna's blog for her Princess and the Pea kit. (has a great tut too!)
    Michele has a template up for grabs.
    Bob made some pretty Twirlys, aka- beaded strings.
    Summer has a free paper pack called Spring Sorbet. (must go thru shop)
    Sonja has some sparkly stars on her blog.
    Heather has some Springy Arrows up for grabs. (scroll past her crocs obcession)
    Renee has some free doodle overlays, brushes and frames for you.
    Mari has some musical note and butterfly stickers on her blog.
    Lindsay Jane added an alpha to her I Love Chocolate kit- it looks like painted chocolate...yummy!
    Sylvia made some very real looking easter eggs!
    Tricia has a lovely paper pack for you!
    Donna has a neat little alpha up for grabs. (must go thru shop)
    Luzia has some Sunshine on her blog!
    Doris has a Bit 'O Green for you.
    Leah has A Bit of Good Luck on her blog- green and sparkly.
    One of my favorite people Nina has a WIshWash paper pack up for grabs!
    Ronee has a template for you if you scroll down a bit.
    Rememebr to share some love when you go a grabbing!

    Misty has this link on her site and I think it's a great idea- turn your handwritting into a custom font! Terry Maruca does it for $10 and it's commercial okay too.

    Happy scrapping everyone!

    Wednesday, March 14, 2007

    Green Dreams part 5

    Okay, we've made it to the middle of the week once more. Thank you to everyone who commented on my LOs yesterday!

    Now it's a new week so that means a new challenge over at Miss Tiina's. I'm doing a grab bag again this week, I put some interresting stuff in there for anyone who wants to go and grab it here.
    Now then Michaele and I are still giving out our Green Dreams collab kit. Head on over to Michaele's blog to grab her portion.
    My part 5 of the Green Dreams is a green glitter edged alpha and some buttons w/stitch(yes, it's seperate from the bottons and the alpha is A-Z all caps).
    Sorry, no longer availble.

    Okay, can I say I'm totally jazzed about the new shop? I'm kicking it off with a sale this weekend, I think- I need to figure out how to do that. In the shop I'll have my 2 newest kits, Daffodil and Emma's Hat, as well as 3 brand new collections of Jumpstarts! There may be more if I can get stuff re-named in time, we'll have to see how demanding her highness is over the next few days.

    Today's Freebie list:
    Lara has a cute sample of her Emphera Pile vintage cards.
    Tami has a template for you.
    Kathrin has a template and a kit called Sensitive.
    Moments4u has a lovely paper pack called Sand.
    Valinda has added more elemants to her Mega kit Stitched Blocks.
    Mrs. Miles has a laughing Hyena on her blog. (I don't like hyenas but it's a wonderful element)
    Tania has a Sham.Rockin.Freebie on her blog for you.
    Ruby has a new template up for grabs.
    Andrea has a lucky template for you just in time for St. Pat's.
    Brandi has a Lucky Girl mini kit on her blog.
    Jodi has a Shamrock paper clip for you.
    Carla has a template for you as well.
    Heather has some horse overlays and doggie word art on her blog.
    Angie has 2 new templates up for grabs.
    Shandy has a cool new alpha and paper pack, Golden Wash, on her blog.
    Kris has a cool Spring Showers mini kit for you.
    Kari has some swirl overlays and brushes up for grabs.
    Lindsay Jane has added the elements to her I Love chocolate kit.
    Lilach has a template on her blog.
    Those DIP Divas have made a cool template- it's pretty neat.
    Heather R. has a Kiss Me I'm Irish bonus pack up for grabs, too cute!
    Nicole has a neat paper pack that's all about numbers.
    Please leave some love when you download freebies!

    Oh and if you need a giggle go check out Jessica's blog- I was bugging her that she needed to post something new. Go look and see what she did.

    Happy Scrapping Everyone!

    Tuesday, March 13, 2007

    New LOs!

    Hello everyone! Can you guess what time Emma woke up this morning? Well if you guessed 4 am you'd be correct. Well at least it means I got a lot of scrapping done this morning. I made 2 new LOs for the CTs I'm on I hope you like them because I do!!
    First are the shots from Sunday at Cracker Barrel.
    kit- Sweet Child by Denise Liemert (Scrapable and Polka Dot Potato)
    template- Nina's No. 18
    fonts- Joint by Pizzadude.dk and Bella Donna by Canada Type

    Next is from the weekend before last at the park.
    (Can you see my little dude sliding on the "N"?)

    kit- Spring! Sprang! Sprung! by TaniaJPS (NDISB and OScraps)
    flowers- Flower Workshop (bright) by Manu-Scraps (the Daily Scrap)
    template- Sketchie 123106 by Miss Tiina
    fonts- Alba and Arial

    Okay, on to the freebies!
    Renata has some heart and star doodles for you.
    Muka has some tape and kisses on her blog.
    Gabhappyscrap has a new kit Family Style up for grabs.
    Ellen has some neat word art thought bubbles.
    Masja has 9 different alphas on her blog.
    Leslie has some fortuens straight from the cookies for you.
    Kris has some western elements up for grabs.
    Agnieszka has some felty arrows on her blog.
    Pillowgirl has put up her Dessert Bloom kit.
    Lindsay Jane has a I Love Chocolate paper pack up for grabs.
    Valinda has added even more to her Stitched Blocks kit- I think it's officially a mega kit now.
    Lena has some denim flowers for you.
    Misty has some funky flower stickers on her blog.
    Scroll down on Jen's blog for a 1/4 inch border action.
    Corina has some pretty paper borders.
    Mary has a set of Cute Little Girl papers up for grabs.
    Ale has the next part of her mega kit A Child's Drawing (pink) on her blog.
    As always share the love where ever you roam.

    Happy Scrapping Everyone!

    Monday, March 12, 2007

    Green Dreams part 4 & blog blinkie

    Hello everyone! I hope you all had a splendifferious weekend! We had lots of fun Emma and I. (Hubby had to work) We went to the park and had a picnic on Saturday. Then on Sunday we went to church with Kullen and his mommy, and then out to breakfast.

    I've had questions from a lot of you blog readers where you can find tutorials on making your own kit and elements. Well the two places I find most of my tutorials are from Misty Cato and Scrapbook-Bytes. Misty's are on her blog and you just have to scroll on thru to find one you want (all photo hop and PS elements) but SBB has tutorials for almost all the different programs and they are easy to find and use. There are a few more places but those are the ones I use the most.

    Here's a little blinkie for all of you who've asked for one for my blog. I know it doesn't match right now but it'll match the new header I put up for summer. Just right click on it and host it thru your own photo hosting site. Feel free to put it on your blog or in a siggy.
    Now here's a cute shot of Emma after breakfast on Sunday after church. She loves to stack the checkers at Cracker Barrel. Silly girl. Isn't she pretty in her dress and hat? She had to wear the hat everywhere, I bought her the matching blue one this morning when we went to Target so now she has a couple of them. I really need to scrap some pages this week both for myself and for my CTs. So stay tuned for some cute pages heading your way!
    It's Monday so that means the next part of Green Dreams is up for grabs. Did you stop by Michaele's blog over the weekend, or even today, to grab her new portions of the kit?
    Here's part 4- a lovely paper and some ricrac ribbons.
    Sorry, this is no longer availble.

    Today's Tips!
    Tara has a NYC skyline doodle for you.
    Misty has a Shades of Gray add-on pack up for grabs.
    (Misty has a neat PS tutorial for threading a buckle too)
    Kari Q. has a set of rainbow arrows on her blog.
    Ikscrap has a cluster element frame form her Embroidery kit for you.
    Thompsen has some cute fishes up for grabs.
    Betty has a Wild one paper pack.
    Valinda just keeps adding to her Stitched Block kit! She has a QP up today but there was more over the weekend too, so scroll down.
    Robyn has a Sampler form her Roots 2 kit on her blog.
    Scroll down on Pillowgirl's blog for some cute papers and a word art to make you Smile.
    The amazing Mrs. Miles has a Gloden Rope Flower and a Rhino on her blog.
    Amy L. has a very boyish kit up for grabs.
    Masja has a Beachy Keen kit for you.
    Heather has a frame, a paper and a pattern file(commercial ok) on her blog.
    Petra has a Sparkling Thing on her blog just in time for sspring.
    Laurie has a Soft and Serene paper pack up for grabs, very pretty.
    Jamie B. has some T-shirt Word arts for you.
    Sophia has a killer alpha from her Foil Frenzy kit.
    Traci Sims is coming to the end of her Cherry Vanilla kit.
    Terragina has a Designer Sampler for you. (must go thru shop)
    Sabine has a lovely new template on her blog.
    Last part of Kat's Deep and Meaningful paper pack is up. (all parts are up if you go grab them fast!)
    Denise has a cute little butterfly doodle freebie up for grabs.
    Janna has a new template up on her blog and if you scroll down a few entries she has snother one with butterflies from the weekend.
    Please leave some love if you grab a freebie from someone!

    Oh and I just wanted to give you a little hint- I'm in a new shop(I just need to upload my kits and collections). So you should be able to buy my stuff sometime this week!!! I'm so excited!

    Happy Scrapping Everyone!

    Saturday, March 10, 2007

    Saturday's list

    Okay let's see what we have...
    Don't forget to check the post below for 2 tips. (Misty and Joanne)
    Valinda has added more for her stitched blocks kit.
    Kat has part 3 of her Deep and Meaningful paper pack up.
    Melgen has a springtime freebie for you. (must go thru shop)
    Lindy has some cute acrylic buttons.
    Amy L. has a Peachy Keen kit for you.
    MoodeeBeth has some envelope ties and eyelet lace on her blog.
    Kris has a Chris Ledoux memorial kit up for grabs.
    There's some Colorful Grunge papers at the Scrappy Pony.
    Mellykat has some painted wood and denim baby shapes for you.
    Thompsen has a Summerish QP and a few templates up for grabs.
    Amy K. has a Be True mini kit on her blog.
    Traci Sims has the next part of her Cherry Vanilla kit up.
    Liz has a neat template.
    Anna has some bowz up for grabs.
    Please leave some love if you download anything- these people work hard and deserve a little thank you.
    Happy Scrapping and I'll see ya Monday!

    Beautiful day!

    It's a beautiful day.
    Emma and I are off to play.
    I'm sorry to say,
    there might not be a list today.

    LOL- Emma and I are going out to enjoy the beautiful spring day. I'll see you probably tonight with a new list. Just remember there's always the Goddess' list (link in left sidebar), oh and I forgot to put Joanne on yesterday's- she has some goodies for International Woman's day. And Misty has some cool ribbon fastners(buckles). I'll be back later- off to play with my cutie!
    Happy Scrapping Everyone!

    Friday, March 09, 2007

    Green Dreams part 3

    Happy Friday everyone!!! It's the end of the week for most of you but since my hubby had been off the last 3 days it's the start of mine, LOL! My buddy Manu made a new LO for me from my back log of Emma photos. Head on over to her blog to see my cuteness is action!

    Well Friday does mean freebies and today we've got some great ones for you.

    First off it's a new week so my challenge is going on over at Miss Tiina's. It's a new template challenge, so if you want to go grab my Jumpstart template head on over- and hopefully go back and post your LO. Winner get a copy of my latest kit Emma's Hat!Sorry, Challenge is over.

    Now then it's my part 3 of the Greens Dreams collab kit. I believe Michaele is on part 5, yes she made more than me including the solid papers. You can head on over to her blog to grab her parts of the kit or scroll down for my portion today.Today's part 3 is a lovely gingam paper and a cardboard shamrock wordart.
    Sorry, this is no longer available.

    Friday's Freebie tips!
    Valinda has a pretty new QP from her Stitched Blocks collection.
    Mrs. Miles has another animal for her Safari kit, it's an elephant!
    Jessica has a bright and cheerful Springtime freebie for you.
    Jaana has some great free templates if you scroll around on her blog.
    Miss Vivi has a new alpha to coordinate with her St. Valentine kit.
    Rebecca has some cool binder clips for you. (must go thru shop)
    Pillowgirl has been experimenting in color, go grab the wonderful kits and QPs that have resulted.
    Leslie has a pretty new kit called Purple Curls.
    Amanda made some great patterned papers to go with her Summer Solids paper pack.
    LindsayJane has the final part of her Charmed kit up.
    Lucie has a grunged up paper pack on her blog.
    An has added to her alphabet template series with numbers! And all her alpha template are now availble in one zip!!!
    Leah has a Princess of Cool mini kit up for grabs. (must go thru shop)
    Jennifer has a Springy QP for you.
    Traci Sims has more of her Cherry Vanilla kit on her blog.
    Ksharonk has a Gunge City Freebie- great general use stuff!
    Julie has a Weathered Delights mini kit up for grabs.
    Those DIP Divas have 2 new templates for you cat and dog lovers out there!
    Scroll down on Melissa's blog for a QP full of love.
    Please leave some love if you grab any of these freebies- make someone's day!

    * Misty has a great new tutorial for using a layered template in photoshop.

    Have a great weekend and happy scrapping everyone!!

    Thursday, March 08, 2007

    So little time

    I do apologise but I have no clue if I'll get on here long enough to make a freebie list today. My hubby is off today and has been doing some work on the computer, so I haven't had much time on here to look about for freebies.

    I've also got some news! Emma and I will be heading out to sunny California at the end of the month to visit my parents and friends back home! Yeah! Now, my dad says I can use his laptop while I'm there so we'll see what I can still blog but I'm not promising anything. I'll get to see my best friend's baby- he's so cute!! And Emma will get to play with her aunt and uncle again. So much fun!

    Okay here's the freebies I do know about so far today:
    Kat has the first part of her Deep and Meaningful mega paper pack. very pretty colors.
    Badcandy has some samplers from her latest kits up for grabs- too cute!
    Mrs. Miles added a Zebra today and a Giraffe yesterday to her Safari kit.
    Val has a new paper for her Stitched Blocks set.
    Traci Sims has the next part of her Cherry Vanilla kit up.
    Karen has a Forget Me Not paper pack up for grabs.
    Jan has a QP from her Enthusiam kit for you.
    SarahJ has a Crazy Alpha on her blog.
    Doris is offering some free papers from her Miss Patina kit, nice and grungy.
    Jennifer has a set of Glitterific Clovers for you.
    Carrie is offering the lowercase alpha for her watercolor set.
    Thompsen has a template for you template lovers. And a Valentine kit if you're still looking for the perfect one.
    Doxie has a Dahlia kit on her blog and it's wonderful!
    Kari has some neat Puzzle pieces and word art for you.
    Shandy has some chipboard blocks and an alpha up for grabs.
    LindsayJane has some ribbons for her Charmed kit on her blog.
    Gabhappyscrap has an Orange Marmalade kit for you.
    A-gus has some spring doodles up for grabs.
    Please leave some love everyone!

    * Misty has a great PS tutorial on colorising papers or whatever.

    Happy Scrapping!

    Wednesday, March 07, 2007

    Green Dreams part 2

    Hello everyone! Welcome to the middle of the week. Yesterday Emma and I went to the park and her little buddy Kullan's house to play, she had lots of fun. I'm going to share my 2 favorite photos of the day. Of course there isn't a face shot because the kids are so over the camera now.

    Here's Emma playing at the park.

    Here's Emma and Kullan playing choo-choo!(aka- train) Or maybe this time was horsey- I can't remember. The game was similar just with different sound effects.
    Now, it's time for more of the Green Dreams kit! Don't forget to visit Michaele's blog to get her portion today!
    Here is the second part of my portion of the Green Dreams collab kit.
    See, I made you a preview this time. Sorry, this is no longer availble.

    Freebie tips of the day!
    Laura has a paper pack called Midnight Blues.
    Dawn has a trio of flower doodles for you.
    If you liked Valinda's Stitched Leather paper yesterday then head on back today. She's made soem cordinating papers, elements and a QP to match.
    Lindsay Jane has some St. Pat's day papers on her blog for you.
    Roxy has a set of 4 solid but grunged papers up for grabs.
    Bob made soem St. Pat's day Bling for your LOs, go grab a bit of sparkle.
    AmyLeigh has some flower doodles for you.
    Michele has a template on her blog.
    Heather has some PS brushes and 2 templates up for grabs.
    Shannon has a May Flowers paper pack.
    Lena has some denim hearts on her blog.
    Misty has a set of Square Frames with shadows for you.
    Tania has a Leather Accents freebie up for grabs.
    Ronee has a template on her blog.
    Please share some love when you download!

    Happy Scrapping Everyone!
    P.S. If you missed my Green Dreams part 1 I'm going to forget to take down the link until tonight. ;)

    Tuesday, March 06, 2007

    Today is Tuesday!

    And I haven't done a list since Saturday, I'm such a bad blogger. Oh well, I'm here to give you your freebie fix!

    Now then Michaele and I are giving out our collab kit Green Dreams. I'll admit that she made more pieces than me so she's doing a daily download where as I'm gining mine out every Mon, Wed and Fri of this week and next. We're both leaving the links up for only 48 hours so if you miss a day you can go back a get it but don't miss two. My paper and frame from yesterday are availble below and Michaele has part one and two of her half up for grabs on her blog.

    Now here's today's list:
    Valinda has a cute Blocked Leather paper for you and a nice QP from yesterday.
    Scroll on down on Sabine's blog for a neat-o tempalte.
    Mrs Miles has some Classy Photo Corners and a Safari mini kit.
    Saab has a new texture for you to grab.
    Katie has some musical notation doodles for you.
    Seebee's Freebies has the latest installment in her Dream Trip kit, some not so random circles.
    Misty has a little pruple sampler for you- a frame and a paper, cute!
    There's a wonderful new kit in Nana's Attic called Blod and Sassy, and scroll down to grab Summer Fun kit and QPs!
    Janna has some templates and papers on her blog.
    Lisa has an Artsy Fartsy paper pack in her left sidebar.
    Leslie has some fishing freebies up for grabs.
    Steph has a couple of templates on her blog.
    Susan has a beautiful Shamrock alpha for you.
    A-gus has some twist ribbons up for grabs.
    Kris has a set of Camoflage papers on her blog.
    Kari has some beaded wire elements.
    Carrie has some watercolor numbers and if you scroll down the matching alpha.
    Shandy has some Vintage Floral add-on and element pack for you.
    Tracy has a funky and fun template up for grabs.
    Amanda has a Summer Solids paper pack for you- bright and fun!
    Sonja has some Price Tags and fasteners on her blog.
    Anna is having March Madness on her blog- a new download everyday- all of them are still up too.
    Dumpty has a new template for you.
    Cindy has some free St. Pat's doodles/brushes up for grabs. (must go thru shop)
    Remember to share some love where ever you roam!

    Happy Scrapping Everyone!

    Monday, March 05, 2007


    Well you may have noticed I'm running behind, again, today. Neither Emma nor I slept well last night and it's all due to allergies. Spring as sprung and the pollen is in the air. It's only going to get worse. UGH. Anywho we slept in to 10am this morning and well everything is out of wack. Emma and I did go to the park this weekend, it was such fun!!

    Okay my buddy Jessica is having a CT call. She does great work and you know you all wnat to be on her team. Go check out her blog for more info.
    Now then my buddy and CTM Michaele (Jburkhart) asked me to do a collab kit with her for St. Pat's, and here it is. Were doing this in bits and pieces so you'll have to visit both blogs a few times to get the whole thing. I've broken mine up so you get a paper and an element or two with each download. I forgot to make an individual preview for today's portion so I'll just tell you what they are; it's the dark green paper with light green polka dots and the shamrock frame. Here's both of our previews.

    Sorry, this is no longer availble.

    Since I'm running behind I haven't done a freebie search yet today. If I do I'll make a new post in the meantime go check the IkeaGoddess' blog, she has her list up for your freebie fix!

    Oh, and Tara emailed me saying she has a taxi cab doodle freebie on her blog.

    I hope everyone had a great weekend and Happy Scrapping!

    Saturday, March 03, 2007

    New LO of my cutie!

    Yeah for Saturday! Due to the 13 hours I slept night before last, I was up late last night. So I made a new LO. Here's Emma and her newest hat, we got it for a dollar at Target. Best dollar I ever spent, entertained her for hours. She keeps wearing it and her other hats, she loves hats right now. Everyone has to wear a hat- hubby isn't too thrilled with it when he has to wear a small fireman's hat. LOL!
    kit- You by Badcandy (availble at Scrapable and PlokaDotPotato)
    *Special thanks to Misty Cato for the tutorial on the background.

    Tips of the day!
    Tomorrow is Kat's birthday. She has a template for you, and please leave her some love & birthday wishes!
    Saab has some embellishment templates and also wants you to wish Kat a happy day.
    Valinda has a pink doodle paper, it goes well with the purple one she gave away the other day.
    Jburkhart has a new template up for grabs.
    Misty has a few papers and an alpha for you.
    Jaana has some of the neatest templates I've seen in awhile on her blog.
    Tracy has a template for you too.
    Leah has a new Funky Floral freebie just for you. (must go thru shop)
    Digital Freebies has a Loving Spring sampler by Jan H. up for grabs.
    Amanda has some Make A Wish stickers for those birthday LOs.
    Nikki has a Cute word art.
    Kris has some metal clips for you.
    Pillowgirl has a super summery kit for you called Popsicle!
    Judy has some Easter stickers up for grabs.
    Agnes has a mini paper pack for you on her blog.
    Today Traci has the alpha for her Cherry Vanilla kit up for grabs.
    Janna has a template for you.
    Jennifer has a pretty Spring Sampler on her blog.
    Grace has her Purple Whimsy kit up for grabs.
    Remember to share the love.

    *DigiScrapDivas started their new round of challenges and this month's incentive kit is awesome. Go take a look.

    Happy Scrapping Everyone!

    Friday, March 02, 2007

    Flowers everywhere, must be spring time!

    Well the weekend is upon us once more. Last night the wind was blowing so hard it was moaning and howling around the house. Poor Emma was tossing and turning all night with all the new noises.

    Look, look, look what my awesome CT made for me! Technically Ria made it, and did a awesome job, but they all participated. They are just the best bunch of ladies!!Credits:
    Sweet Stuff by Amy Watson.
    Bent Photos by Kimlizzy.
    Brush Overlay by Berna Datema.
    Arrows by Ilona Havenaar.

    Now then, Manu has a couple of new element pack in her shop. They are Flower Workshops, huge collections of fabric flowers and accessories to match just about any LO imaginable. You can grab a sample of those flowers (the 3 featured in the add below) on her blog. But she also has them on sale this weekend only at the Daily Scrap for 33% off! Go take a look!
    Since it's Friday that means a freebie on my blog. This week it's a paper pack that's Just Flowers. I painted some flower doodles and turned them into papers for you and included a solid paper to match each flower. I hope you like them, I had lots of fun making them for you.
    Sorry, this is no longer available.

    Tips of the day!
    I mentioned it above but go grab Manu's Flower Workshop sample.
    Valinda has a soft and lacey QP on her blog.
    Mrs. Miles made a shimmering alpha for you.
    Ale has a doodle collectio called CHild's Drawings (blue) super cute.
    Christine has a Felty Cat and Dog add-on on her blog.
    Fernlili has some glittery flower doodles for you.
    Laura has her SHe's Got Attitude kit up for grabs. (must go thru shop)
    2peas March digital kit Mary, Mary Quite Contrary by Sande is up.
    Canay has a embroidered felt shamrock on her blog.
    Mollie has her papers and elements for her AshleyB kit for you.
    Bob has some Hotel Key Fobs or tags up for grabs.
    Lindsay has some Lucky Charms for you.
    Miss Kim has a template on her blog.
    Traci Sims has part 3 of her Cherry Vanilla daily kit up today and it's a pretty frame.
    Tina has a QP and element cluster from her Echos of Yesteryear kit.
    Ann Marie has a free sample of her flower pack up for grabs. (must go thru store)
    Digital Freebies has a Cool Country Bonus by Katherine for you and a Floral doodle kit here.
    Marsha has some birth announcement templates for you.
    Digital Couture has some cardboard arrows for you. (looks good and grungy)
    JennyL. has some cool folded and pinned flowers on her blog.
    Anita has a dotted paper pack for you.
    ChickyPow Designs has 4 killer flowered frames up for grabs.
    Isabelle has some interresting kits on her blog.
    Kasia made her first kit and it's doodly flower goodness.
    As always share some love where ever you download! You could make someone's day or at least bring a smile to their face.

    * If you grabbed Heather's calendar yesterday she made a oops on it and has the fixed version up for grabs now.

    **Looking for the perfect Spring kit? I think I found it at the Lily Pad. It's a bit on the pricey side but it's huge and has everything you could ever want. Take a look here.

    Happy Scrapping Everyone!

    Thursday, March 01, 2007

    March begins!

    It's a new month, if you don't have a calendar for your desktop scroll down and grab mine or head over to Val's blog for hers. If you want a St. Pat's calendar Heather has a neat one too.
    I was up for no reason at 3 am today and have finished a bunch of new templates and a kit. If you're all nice I might even share some with you. Come back tomorrow and see what goodies I have for you.

    Tips of the day:
    Kristy has a cool flower overlay and one post down is a great swirl overlay. (the swirl preview never came up for me but it's a great overlay)
    Mrs. Miles has two pretty painted spring flowers and scroll down for a bunny mini kit.
    Selena has a great Scrappers Essentials kit for you.
    Heather has a bunch of freebies on her blog, papers, word art and more.
    A-gus has a small spring paper pack up for grabs and 2 spiriled ribbons here.
    Angie has a template and QP for you.
    Betty has a small sample of her Adventure Boy kit.
    Lyndsay has a freee Distressed Alpha up for grabs.
    Carrie has some Emergancy Vehicle water colors for you.
    Risa is sharing some photo shop goodies on behlf of Al Ward.
    Lucie has a messy stitched felt alphs for you.
    Shandy has some Simply Sage ribbons on her blog.
    Valinda has a cute purple doodle paper up for grabs.
    Majama has a template for you.
    Traci Reed has a free template over at DSD. (must be member)
    Digital Divas Design have their March Mega kit up. (must go thru shop)
    Janelle has her His Stuff kit up for grabs. (must go thru shop)
    DigiScrapShak has their template challenge up, go grab it!
    Laura has a new pink mini kit oh her blog. (right sidebar)
    Please remember to leave some love when you download.

    Happy Scrapping Everyone!