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    Friday, September 28, 2007

    Where am I?

    I just don't know. As you know my parents fly i for the weekend so we're busy picking up the house. That's not an easy task with Emma "helping" us out. Oh well. At least I was a day off on their arival. I thought it was tonight but it's tomorrow. We're still cleaning today because hubby works tomorrow but I can catch up on a few things today still.

    It's the 28th! That means there's only 2 days left in the month to get your challenges done or grab my grab bag and mini kit! Cool prizes for both the 4 Happy Scrapz challenges and the DBD quote challenge. My Grab Bag is a steal at $2.00 and has that one commercial use product too (Need a hint on contents? Check out the CTM LO below.) And my cool Diva mini kit is just $1.50!

    Also for tomorrow's Super Saver Saturday I'll have the Jumpstarts collection No. 9 at 50% off!

    Let's look at some great LOs made by my CT!

    Here's one by Julie using Haunted!
    Full Credits HERE.

    This cool one is by Ria using the Fall Jumpstarts.
    Full Credits HERE.

    This LO is by Melissa and she used both the Halloween Jumpstarts and Haunted.
    Full Credits HERE.

    This last one is by Jelte using my Sept Grab Bag.
    Full Credits HERE.

    Okay, now what you really stopped by for my Friday Freebie!
    download Jumpstarts blog No. 19

    Today's List:
    Diana has a cool template up.
    Kris has has a lot of visitors and wants to say Thank You with a killer paper pack.
    Theresa has a lovely template on her blog.
    Linda has a add-on for her Bounty in Burlap kit.
    Candee has a cluster frame to match her kit Adorable Kitten.
    Lori has a template on her blog.
    Julie O. has part 5 of Feelin SAS-y up for grabs.
    Pillowgirl has a color foundation sampler for you.
    Aaron has up the last parts of his bragbook template set.
    Derek has a spooky QP for his 2nd part of Cast Iron kit: Skeleton Keys.
    Kim B. has a Lil' Romance for you! (Click HERE for yesterday's My Little African.)
    Retrodiva has a cool Halloween freebie called BOO!
    Danielle has a Commotion on the Ocean add-on up for grabs.
    Misty has 2 freebies up, Metal Words and Scalloped Frames.
    Valinda has 2 new QPs with painted backgrounds on her blog.
    Anita has a sampler of her Whisper of Fall for everyone.
    Janidee has a sampler of her new kit It's a guy thing up.
    Shabby Princess has a cool Oct. Desktop calendar QP.
    Sondra has a cool frame set on her blog.
    Colie has a cool mini called Just For the Fall of It, and links to find the rest.
    Mari has a sampler of her adorable kit Sweet Halloween.
    Wetfish has part 2 of Little Dude up.
    Lindsay Jane has a Tropical Add-on, a template and a glitter pumpkin on her blog.

    Happy Scrapping y'all!

    P.S. Have you tried the new Ben & Jerry's Creme Brulee ice cream yet? I'm undecided on if I like it or not, but it may just be that my pint got too much carmelised sugar crunchies. So let me know if you had any and if you liked it.

    Wednesday, September 26, 2007

    Just a head's up

    Hi everyone. We're still sick here. My parents are flying in for the weekend and I have stuff I need to get done. I don't know if I'll be back today with a list or not. But have no fear because yesterday and Monday both have greta lists, plus yesterday's QP. You can also go visit Ikea Goddess for your routine freebie fix. If I don't get back today I probably won't until Friday because tomorrow is super busy with a dental appt and a church comittee meeting.
    Am I coming or going? I just don't know.

    Here's Manu's newest kit Boo! How spooky is that?

    If you all would be kind enough to say a prayer today for Emma's little buddy Kullan. He's flying to England today with his dad, we'd greatly appreciate it! (So would his mom who's a nervous wreck. So if you have the time an extra one for Kristen would be good too.)

    Happy Scrapping y'all!

    P.S. Did I ever share this LO with you ? I can't remember. it's my Best friend's Wedding using Manu's great kit L'amore Della Vita!
    template- Valentine by Conny B.
    kit- L'amore Della Vita by Manu-Scraps (DigiByDesign and DigiScrapShak)

    Monday, September 24, 2007

    Lookie here!

    And today my good buddy Olivia Dorazio in now in a shop! She has some super cool things in there for both personal and commercial use. You can find all her products HERE.
    - and-- and-
    And here's a couple of LOs I made using her neat-o products Autumn's Blessings and Good Harvest!
    word art, tree & leaves- Autumn's Blessings by Olivia Dorazio
    turkey- Good Harvest by Olivia Dorazio
    font- embossing tape
    *Everything else by me

    leaves, word art & frame- Autumn's Blessings by Olivia Dorazio
    pumpkin- Good Harvest by Olivia Dorazio
    Jumpstarts Fall collection #1 by Amy W.
    *Everything else by me

    This page was made into a QP too. It's just like the one above just without my darling Emma in it. So you can grab it now if you want to.
    download O. Dorazio Autumn QP

    Okay, here's a few goodies I've stumbled on to toady:
    Saxon and Victoria have some extras from their Eclectic Autumn kit for you.
    (Must got thru shop.)
    Carla has a Spring kit on her blog.
    Nathy has a pretty little fall freebie up for grabs.
    Ellie has some tied up frames.
    Krista has a lovely new mini kit called Autumn Beauty.
    Magdalena made a lovely template.
    Nikolette has a adorable mini called Little Dragon
    My faboo CTM, Jburkhart has a neat word art on her blog.
    Laura has a cute set of papers called Itty Bitty Baby.
    Dani has a killer template up.
    Rita made a lovely pair of QPs from her Spring Days kit.
    Mel made a cute bragbook QP with her Broom! kit.
    Tracy has a Rich Rose mini kit for you.
    Remember to leave some love!

    Happy Scrapping!

    * I also want to apologies to my CT Beckie. I had mis-credited her LO yesterday to Melissa instead. It'll take me awhile to get used to my new members but they're already doing a fantastic job! WTG ladies!

    We're sick

    Emma and I are sick. We've both got colds. It's going around since half the church congregation was sick yesterday. Emma is being so clingy. I'll see what I can get done today while she's sleeping but I can't promise an in depth freebie hunt. However, if that's the case I will come back tomorrow and add to it. I've been working on mega kit and challenge kits this weekend and can't wait for the first to show you all!

    Now then a few reminders while I'm here. There are only 5 more full days left in the month. Have you finished your challenges? I have the quote challenge at DBD with a cool posting bonus including a Jumpstart.

    Or the 4 challenges over at Happy Scrapz and you could get the collab kit Woodland Pixies by Jessica and myself.

    Also in the shop for only these next 5 days are my September Grab Bag (did I mention there's one commercial use item in there?) for just $2.00 and my September mini kit Diva for $1.50! Grab them quick before they're gone!

    Here's another cool LO by my CTM Michaele using the Diva kit:
    Full credits HERE.

    And here's a cool one by Beckie using the Halloween Jumpstarts and Haunted kit.
    Full credits HERE.

    And now let's go find some freebies!
    Amy F. has another template on her blog.
    Tracy has an alpha and a Halloween mini kit up for grabs.
    Jill has a new template up. (Must be registered to grab.)
    Renee has a paper pack for you.
    Janidee has a cute sampler of her Twinkle, Twinkle kit on her blog.
    ChristinaRenee and Amy have a wonderful sampler of their super cool kit Cocktail Hour.
    (Must go thru shop.)
    Redju has a cute felt owl as a sampler of her Halloween Felties.
    Mrs. Miles has a heart doodle up.
    The Sugar Shak has a Halloween Spook mini kit up. (The buttons are cool.)
    NBK has more of The Leaf up.
    Mrs. Wresh has a beaut of a template for you.
    Derek has the next installment of Cast Iron: Skeleton Keys up on his blog.
    Ellie has a killer Candy Punk mini kit.
    Lindsay Jane has a stamp cluster and a template on her blog.
    Misty has a sample of her new kit Construction Ahead. So cute!!!!
    Tash has some Ocean Dreams elements up.
    Pillowgirl has a lovely QP from her Patterned Elegance kit made by Dinphy.
    Janeal has A-E in 8.5x11 templates up.
    Danielle has some cute elements from her Witches Brew kit.
    Amy C. has a adorable mini called Fresh Squeezed.
    Dolly has a doodled frame on her blog.
    RoseMadeDesigns has a Fresh Mint mini.
    Sammy D. has a Simple Things mini for you.
    Valinda has some new kick-butt QPs on her blog!
    Acorn Designs has part 7 of Dogwood for you.
    Remember to leave some love!

    Happy Scrapping!
    P.S. Also only 5 days left to take advantage of the Back-to-School blog coupon for DBD!

    Friday, September 21, 2007

    It's spooky around here...

    Hi there everyone. Whew the past few days have been rough around here. Emma has her last 2 year molar coming in. (I think it's her last, I'll have to double check once this one is in.) So she's been grumpy to the max. She even bit a kid at school yesterday. And I ran around doing errands yesterday including getting my eyes examined. It seems because I'm nearsighted and spend so much time on the computer I either need two pairs of glasses or bifocals. -sigh- I'm a 28 y/o who'll soon be wearing bifocals... and no smart remarks from the peanut gallery thank you. (That means you Dadoo!)

    Okay, enough of that let's get to introducing my new Creative Team members!
    Beckie, Julie, Melissa and Jeltje
    will be joining my team with Carolyn, Michaele and Ria!
    Welcome Ladies!
    And thank you to everyone who applied!

    I'll also have 2 guest CTs each month starting in Oct. so keep an eye out for good things from all these ladies!

    Speaking of my CT here's a killer LO by Michaele using my new Jumpstarts Fall collection:
    Jumpstarts Fall Collection template #1 by Amy W. (DigiByDesign)
    Kit Used: Falling for Fall by Calico Designs
    Font Used: Calligrapher

    And now here's my new kit Haunted! It's spooky but cute. Not everything is shown in the preview because well there was a lot of it, but that's a good sampling of what's in there. A complete count is in the product description if you want more specific numbers.
    You can find Haunted now in my DBD shop!

    And today's Friday freebie is a small add-on to my kit Haunted. Just a few extras I thought you'd all enjoy!download Haunted add-on

    Let's go find some freebies:
    Theresa has a new template up.
    Linda has a cute freebie from her new kit Midnight Blues.
    Kris has a small Pirate add-on for you.
    Tracy has a set of Spooky buttons.
    Lisa has a Goulies QP up for grabs.
    Candee has a Letters From Grandma bonus.
    Valinda has a neat new QP on her blog.
    Lindsay Jane has another cluster frame up.
    Kim B. has Frame It! part 3 & part 4 for you.
    Aaron has part 2 of his Year Round bragbook templates up.
    Daniela has a Sassy add-on.
    Princess Pam has a template and add-on to her Abby kit HERE
    & her My New Broom paper pack HERE.
    Fryske has a killer template up.
    Danielle has a surprise in her box for you!
    Rose has 2 templates on her blog.
    Ellie has some Felt Halloween Stickers.
    Sylvia has a great template for you.
    Amanda has a pretty kit called Katie for you.
    Angela has a template on her blog.
    NBK has more of The Leaf for you.
    Digital Scrapbooking Freebies has the All Torn Up collection up for grabs.
    Ksharonk has a Missing You freebie on her blog. (So pretty!)
    Please remember to leave some love when you snag freebies!

    * Heather is having a CT call.

    Happy scrapping everyone and have a great weekend!

    Wednesday, September 19, 2007

    More Wed freebie list...

    Chris has some cool beaded circles.
    Babette has a neat-o sampler of her kit Halloween fever for you.
    Kim B. has a coolie-o frame and ribbons to match her Denim Flare kit.
    (And 2 cool wrapped frames HERE just scroll down.)
    Princess Pam has a Little Missy mini kit.
    Debi has a Soul Journey add-on.
    Petitmoineaux has a cool template HERE.
    Derek has a cool QP for his Mad Scientist
    Peaches has 2 killer templates.
    Diann has a cute Halloween paper and sticker up.
    KCS has a set of PSP Halloween shapes.
    Michaele has a pretty fall chipboard button.
    Acorn Designs has Dogwood part 6 up for grabs.
    Kristy has some killer aged print frames.
    Tracy K. has a new alpha and some cool flowers on her blog.
    Tracy has a neat template.
    Stephani has a cute Halloween QP with her Every Witch Way kit.
    Eva has a Beyond Paradise add-on.
    Kawouette has some neat wrapped ribbons.
    Susan has her Moving Day papers and elements now up.
    Please leave some love when freebie snagging!

    *Don't forget to scroll down to see the freebies I listed this morning if you missed them.

    Chat tonight!

    Hi everyone quick reminder that I'll be featured at the Wacky Wednesday chat tonight for the 2008 Calendar Jumpstarts!

    Hope to see you in the DBD chat room at 9 pm eastern tonight!

    Hubby is off so we're busy but I'll be back later with the list. We're also going out to dinner for a friend's b-day so it'll probably be late!
    Here's a few to start you:
    Aaron has a cool collection of bragbook templates.
    Heather has a couple of cool freebies for you. (The previews don't do them justice.)
    Amy F. has some cool bragbook calendar templates.
    Diana has a set of bragbook templates and a 12x12 quilt square template.
    Valinda has 2 new awesome QPs!!! One is a castle and the other musical!
    Lindsay Jane has added a Pretty Pink mini kit and some very sparkly number to her blog!
    Misty has some word art about home.
    Remember to share the love.

    Happy Scrapping!

    Monday, September 17, 2007

    What a weekend!

    Whew, that was one busy weekend! Saturday I cleaned all morning and made sticker art with Emma (Thanks to everyone who's sent her stickers- you guys rock!). Then in the afternoon Kristen and Kullan came over and we all baked up a storm. We made banana bread for hospitality for church on Sunday, a cake to take by the firehouse and cookies for all of us. Then we took that still warm chocolate cake over to the firehouse and they let the munchkins climb all over the trucks. And yesterday was church followed by me making some seriously yummy chicken parmesan.

    Not to mention I've been trying to get my Halloween kit and template collection completed. The Jumpstarts are done and in the shop already but the kit while done needs to be packaged up and uploaded still so probably a few more days on that one.
    So let's take a peek at my new collection of Jumpstarts layered templates, the Halloween collection!
    You can grab Jumpstarts the Halloween collection in my DBD shop now!

    Now then, both of my ladies I CT for have new kits out and they are fabulous! (I'm such a horrible CT they should both fire me but I love their work too much, so they'd have to drag me away kicking and screaming!)

    First is Manu's new kit L'amore della Vita. Soft and romantic, it's a lovely kit. You can find it at both DBD and the DigiScrapShak. There's an add-on mini kit too!
    And next is Tania's Brown Town. I love the gruny, neutral feel of this kit! You can find this great kit in Tania's shop at NDISB (paper & elements).

    Before I forget to remind you, I have a chat this Wednesday for my Jumpstarts 2008 Calendar set. I made some cool desktop calendar templates as the gifts so make sure you swing by!
    DBD chat room at 9 pm eastern on Wed 9/19.

    Okay, let's see if we can't find some freebies!
    The ever talented Theresa has a template up for grabs. (Did you get Friday's?)
    RoseMadeDesigns has a cool Golden mini kit for you.
    Melanie has a neat set of leaves on her blog.
    Lindsay Jane has another stamp cluster.
    Liz made a few goodies for you. (1 paper and a few cool elements.)
    Pillowgirl has a set of Shabby Daisy stickers on her blog.
    Derek has the first part of his new kit out, called Cast Iron: Mad Scientist.
    Janidee has a set of 2 Halloween QPs up.
    Tracy has part 2 of Slow Progression and a Ghostly mini kit and matching alpha on her blog.
    Anita has a Bright and Happy freebie for you.
    Andrea has a lovely template up.
    NBK has part 7 of The Leaf for you.
    Valinda has 3 cute new QPs on her blog.
    Mrs. Wresh has a new template up.
    Karla has a beautiful QP up for grabs.
    The Gotta Pixel gang has a green and purple kit.
    Gina has a couple of filmstrips with killer detail.
    Sabine has put her killer spiral templates up again,
    so if you missed them before grab them now!
    Christine has a lovely kit called Falling for Fall on her blog.
    Amy B. & Traci have a little bragbook QP and party invite from their Hallowbling kit.
    Susan has a beautiful kit she named Asian Dreams. (Papers & Elements)
    Misty has a sampler of her new kit Gypsy Flair!
    Denise has cute add-on to her super cute kit Cheep-Cheep Little Bird!!
    Heather has a set of heart brushes up.
    Kim B. has some Glittered Flowers to add-on to her Denim Flair kit.
    Remember to share the love!

    Happy scrapping y'all!

    Friday, September 14, 2007

    Is it Friday already?

    I've had a weird week thinking it's never the right day. I woke up this morning thinking it was Saturday but yesterday I could have sworn it was only Tuesday- weird.

    Here's a quick shot of Emma helping to make dinner last night:
    We made garlic bread, she also had fun shaking the cheese onto the bread.

    Okay, a few quick reminders:
    1. My CT call is still going so if you're interested check out the flyer HERE.
    2. It's still Sept so you can get those great challenge kits at Happy Scrapz and DBD
    3. You can still get 25% off your order at DBD using the Sept blog coupon found HERE.
    4. I have those 2 limited time only deals, of a grab bag and Diva mini kit!
    5. I also have that new Jumpstarts: fall collection up!
    6. Tomorrow is the Super Saturday Sale at DBD- my kit Peachy-Keen will be 50% off all day tomorrow!

    Now let's see the Friday Freebie for today! It's a little mini kit I threw together yesterday for you all! And if you're part of my yahoo group, later today I'll be sending out the newsletter with an add-on for this kit.
    (Sign-up button in right sidebar.)
    download Sweet Nothings

    Theresa has a cute template for you today.
    Tracy has an add-on for her kit Slow Progression.
    Traci has her Sept newsletter up and there's a goodie in it for you.
    Aaron has a neat template that looks like a tree- how cool is that?
    Valinda has 3 new QPs up. (They're all great but my fav is Wed.)
    Jburkhart has a great Thankful word art for you.
    Kat has a DPS template on her blog.
    Misty has a gorgeous QP for you.
    Acorn Designs has part 5 of Dogwood up for grabs.
    Lindsay Jane has a template on her blog.
    Kim B. has a beautiful Wrapped Up frame. (Cool ribbons HERE too.)
    Miss Mint has her Sept. Twinkle Toes kit up for grabs. (Must go thru shop.)
    Weeds and Wildflowers has a cool word art tag.
    Princess Pam has a Celebrate kit for you.
    Boneca De Papel has a killer Girl things template up for grabs.
    Rose Made Designs has a Soft mini kit up.
    Scarlet Heels has a Painted alpha.
    Lisa has a pretty QP from her Always Remember kit.
    Janice has a pretty and glittery Halloween sticker.
    Stone Accents designers have a freebie to match their Sept MK.
    Ksharonk has some Ruff Stuff QPs for you.
    SDK designers have their Late Autumn kit up for grabs. (Must go thru shop.)
    Mrs. Wresh has a template on her blog.
    Nina has a Oct desktop for you.
    Remember to share some love when you snag freebies.
    (Even the basic TFS! is always nice to see!)

    *Oh, I forget to mention that next Wednesday I'll be featured in the Wacky Wed chat at DBD so make sure to mark your calendar! (9/19 at 9pm eastern)

    Happy scrapping and have a great weekend!

    Wednesday, September 12, 2007

    New stuff in the shop!

    Yeah, I finally got my new stuff into the shop yesterday! But we'll get to that in a minute. Emma is being such a big girl today. She slept very well last night in her big girl bed and then actually went pee-pee in the potty this morning. Potty training is on going but I'm going to get it done, even if it kills one of us. (Not sure which one of us at this point since she keeps rebounding between using it and not- ARGH!) Okay, let's look at my new goodies!

    First off is a new commercial use product Bowz! It's a set of 8- 12x12 inch page wrapping Bowz. They're all set to be recolored and thrown into your kits or onto a LO. (I used one for the Friday Freebie last week.)
    You can find Bowz now in my DBD shop!

    And here's my newest collection of Jumpstarts layered templates. This is the Jumpstarts: fall collection, 4- 12x12 inch templates that are ready to scrap those crisp autumn afternoons, trips to the pumpkin patch, jumps into leaf piles and so much more!
    The Jumpstarts: fall collection is now in my DBD shop.

    Now then, let's go freebie hunting!
    Diana has a cool template.
    Amy F. has a neat template up fro grabs.
    Dede has day 1-4 of her Baby Plaid kit up. (Just scroll down to grab it all.)
    Janidee has a lovely little sampler of her new kit Romance.
    Shandy has a pretty 12x12 overlay for you.
    Julie O. has a Family History mini kit on her blog.
    Tabitha has a cool template up.
    Lindsay Jane has a frame cluster HERE and a neat-o template HERE.
    Tracy has a killer template on her blog.
    Jessica has a little Island Watercolors paper pack for you.
    Remember to share the love!

    Happy Scrapping!

    Monday, September 10, 2007

    What a weekend!

    I spent this weekend doing more cleaning up and cleaning out of the house. We took a bunch of Emma's old toys to Goodwill and we took down her toddler bed so we could put in her very own big girl bed (twin). They're delivering it this afternoon, then we're going to go buy her some sheets. I haven't been on the computer too much since Hubby's weekend was actually a weekend.

    I did however send out the very first newsletter thru the yahoo group on Sat afternoon. So if you missed it check your account and/or spam filter. If you aren't a part of the group yet you missed out on a exclusive freebie! There's a link/button in the right sidebar if you'd like to join us! (You can still get the freebie by joining and looking it up in the archives.)

    Okay, enough of that let's get to some freebies!
    Theresa has a template up.
    RoseMadeDesigns has a cool mini called Thetis.
    Anita has a sampler of her new kit Soft-n-Bright for you.
    Gina has a great alpha for you titled Donny's Socks.
    Janidee has a sampler of her newest kit Nature Walk up.
    Nina has a neat-o photo action on her blog.
    Princess Pam made some add-on elements for her Junior kit.
    Misty has a sampler of her new kit Autumn Romance on her blog.
    Mrs. Miles has a lovely decorated cross.
    NBK has part 5 of The Leaf for you.
    Tracy has a mini-kit add-on, a frame set and a journaling sticker set up for grabs.
    Scrap Angel has a lovely template up for grabs.
    Just Passin' Thru has a cool mini kit called Resort Lounge.
    Valinda has a lovely blue QP up.
    Denise has a sampler of her Cool Cat kit. (Must go thru shop- but it's so cute!)
    Kristy has some Lil Gnatty Knots for you.
    Lindsay Jane has a stitched heart up for grabs, and scroll down for Sat.'s glitter frame.
    Heather made a lovely horse lover desktop QP.
    Kim B. has a pretty mini kit called Just Linda and a special request for all who download it!
    Derek has a cool QP from his Googleye kit up for grabs.
    Aaron has a set of bragbook QPs for you little sleepers (Too cute!) and another Googleye QP HERE.
    Remember to share the love.

    Happy Scrapping!
    P.S. I'm doing a MAJOR 4share clean out on Wednesday so if you've missed any past goodies you'd better get them now, or they'll be gone forever.

    Friday, September 07, 2007

    Friday's List & CT call

    Hi I'm back with the list for today. If you want today's Friday freebie just scroll down. Also don't forget to sign up for my yahoo group/newsletter in the right sidebar!

    Oh and I forgot to add this to this morning's post so I'll throw it out now. I'm looking for new people to join my CT!
    Email me with the links to your top 2-3 galleries at awatson8@nc.rr.com if you're interested in joining.

    Friday's Freebies:
    Amy F. has a new template for you.
    Tracy has 2 kits and an element pack on her blog, since my last post, and a mini kit in her shop.
    Bannerwoman has her Little Tyke Tyrone bonus up for grabs.
    Andrea has a template for you.
    Princess Pam has a template and a mini kit called Junior.
    Mrs. Miles has a beautiful Daisy overlay.
    Rachel has part 1 of her Jack-O-Lantern kit on her blog.
    Janeal has a lovely template for you.
    RoseMadeDesigns has a cute mini called Bamboo.
    Lindsay Jane has some word art and a template up.
    Mrs. Wresh has 2 bragbook templates on her blog.
    Kim B. has a fun template and scroll down for her Tequila mini kit.
    Misty has some neat Brass Flowers for you.
    Ksharonk has a cool Unadorned mini kit up.
    Lucie has a sampler of her Painted Cardboard up for grabs.
    Bren has the coolest watercolor buttons!
    Scarletheels has a new set of cool papers HERE and a lowercase alpha HERE.
    Please remember to share the love!

    Fantastic, it's Friday!

    Hi all. Well I never made it back yesterday. Emma got sent home from school sick and was being very clingy. I did spend sometime on the computer but it wasn't spent freebie hunting I was making new goodies for you and the shop. Oh and helping my new buddy Derek out and begging his help in return, he's got great talent!

    But enough of all that let's get to you Friday Freebie! It's a new Jumpstart. I've included a bow in this one all you have to do is color it to match your LO. Don't know how? Misty has a cool tutorial on it HERE. Also the cool heart charm is it's own layer so it's easily removed/changed. Enjoy!
    Download Jumpstarts Blog No. 18

    *I'll come back during the munchkin's nap with today's freebie list!

    Happy Scrapping!
    ** I've finally been able to start my own yahoo group. This will be taking place of my newsletter so if you'd like to join and keep up with everything going on with Amy W. Designs please join us. I send it out about once a week...or so. There are some exclusive goodies that are only going to be available thru the group, in fact the first one will be sent out tomorrow so you might want to join up quick! (Link is in the right sidebar!)

    Thursday, September 06, 2007

    You're all too much!

    I want to thank everyone who's offered stickers for Emma. I was in no way asking for that with my post and that you all are more than willing to send her some tickles me pink. I was more expressing how sad it made me that people didn't want to take part in the original endeavor when they knew that they'd be disappointing small children by not following thru.

    As to missing the original post you might not have missed it but it wasn't a call for stickers it was a chain letter/pyramid scheme kind of thing. Emma got one from her little buddy Kullan. It said to mail one pack of stickers and forward the letter to six more little buddies who'd like stickers. We had to mail our pack of stickers not to Kullan but his little friend who first sent him the letter. SO like I said my six people were supposed to mail their stickers to Kullan and then the 36 that they sent them to were supposed to mail them to Emma. I knew she wouldn't get all 36 because people would forget or not want to take part, but it just made me sad that only 1 had because I had asked for volunteers both on here and on my mommy board or to people with little kids who I knew would have fun with it.

    Oh well, you all have more than made up for it and I thank you even if it wasn't my original intent. It always astounds me how wonderful, giving and generous the digi-scrap community is. I see it time and again thru freebies, RAKs and charity kits. You all are fabulous!

    I'm starting to feel Halloween is drawing near. I've been discussing costumes with Emma and right now it's down to 3. (Mind you all of them could change anytime soon.) And they are Thomas the Tank Engine, Buzz Lightyear and a Pirate. There was a cute farmer one she was interrested in but it's too small for my gi-normous 2 y/o.

    I've also been brainstorming and starting to create some fall & Halloween goodies so I'm ready for my most favoritest holiday to begin!

    Here's a LO I made of last year's costumes using Derek's super cool kit!
    Googleye by Derek M. Designs
    fonts- Bones and Porky's
    ( I turned this LO into a QP, you can grab it off Derek's blog if you'd like!)

    That's all I have for now folks but if I stumble upon and freebies today I'll swing back by and post them. Don't forget to stop by tomorrow for the Friday Freebie, it's really sweet!

    Happy Scrapping!

    Wednesday, September 05, 2007

    I'm sad.

    Do you remember a few months back when I asked for volunteers for Emma's sticker chain letter thingie? Well, as of now she's gotten one pack of stickers. (Actually that very generous sender gave her a few packs! But still one one person.) That makes me sad. I knew she wasn't likely to get all 36 because that'd mean that each of the six people I sent it to and their six would all have had to follow through, but to have only received from one makes me sad. Emma has no clue. She was just excited to get mail and to have it be stickers was a super bonus, but only one? I do hope that at least my six people sent the stickers to her little buddy Kullan, it'd make me sad if he didn't get a good number of stickers. Everyday she wants to play with stickers. She picks out her color of construction paper and then goes sticker crazy. She could easily go through 100 stickers in a day. We went to the doctor yesterday for her cough and I brought stickers for the wait. She gave the completed artwork to her Dr. B. and he put them on the bulletin board. On the way out she had to show two of the nurses. My little sticker princess. Oh well, I know my mom has a bunch for her soon and I just ordered a ton from Oriental Trading too, so we'll be good... for about a week. I just wish other could have sent her more, it'd have been cool to see what other people sent. (Since mommy on occasion ends up cover by stickers variety is always nice.)

    Okay, let's get to those freebies!
    Tracy K. has some ribbon flowers on her blog. (Scroll down for yesterday's notepapers.)
    Lindsay Jane has a lovely Pretty Blue paper pack.
    Andrea has a free template on her blog.
    Shannon has this month's 2Peas kit Back 2 School for you.
    Tracy has a neat-o template up for grabs.
    lsmdigitalworks has a Classic Colors-1 mini kit for you.
    NBK has part 6 of The Leaf up.
    Derek has an add-on paper pack for his super cool kit Googleye!
    Angela has part 1 of 3 of her new kit. (I don't see a name but I'd say Fairytale or Frog Prince)
    Lorri has a template on her blog.
    Kaye has her Iddy Biddy set 2 up for grabs.
    Pillowgirl has a bedtime mini kit.
    Liz has a pretty QP from her new kit Shmashed.
    Theresa has a lovely template on their blog.
    Kara has a neat black bead alpha.
    Kalanice has a grab bag to go with her CT call on her blog.
    Mrs. Wresh has yet another great template for you!
    As always share the love when you freebie snag!

    Happy Scrapping!

    Tuesday, September 04, 2007

    Some news

    Okay, I've come to a decision. You all often ask how I have time to do everyting I do and well the answer is I don't. So I've come to the executive decision that my freebie hunting list will now be Monday, Wednesday and Fridays only. Mind you if I have free time and go hunting on those other days or just know of some goodies I may still post a list, but I'm only going to guarantee you a list on M,W & F. There will also be the Friday Freebie on Fridays so it's a good day to stop by.

    I'll be moving my newsletter over to a yahoo group, as soon as I do that (tried today and it was a no go- yahoo was having problems) I'll open it up for new people again. I give out some great little freebies thru there so if you like my stuff you'll have to remember to sign up once it's up and running.

    I'm also going to be having a CT call here soon. (I'm aiming for Friday.) I've lost a few people over the past few months and so it's time to get some fresh new faces on board. So keep your eye out for that if you're interested in getting my stuff for free..

    Okay, as it's Tuesday I'm not going to go out freebie hunting but I will tell you of the few I know about. So I guess those "other days" will probably still have lists just not super long ones.
    Diana has a template on her blog.
    Mrs. Miles has been doing overlays. She has a cool Doves one today but scroll down for more!
    Misty has a pretty paper up.
    Valinda has some cute butterfly buttons on her blog.
    Princess Pam has another add-on for her School Kit.
    Kim B. has an element pack of fun shapes she made with today's tutorial.
    Janidee has a sampler of her new kit Lavender Sunshine up for grabs.
    Anita has a QP for her new kit Falderal up.

    I almost forgot there's a great collab kit, Think Positive over at Let's Scrap! It's a charity kit for Down Syndrome so go on over and grab it! (They have a free sample of the kit on the blog- just click above and scroll down.)
    Remember to leave some love!

    Happy Scrapping!

    Monday, September 03, 2007

    Welcome to the week!

    Hi there everyone! I feel much better this week. I don't know what I had but dude did I feel blucky. (It's not a real word but I think it accurately describes my condition quite well.) So if you saw the post from Saturday there's been a lot of new stuff going on.

    First off we have all those fun things going on at DBD right now. The new MK Mr. Fix-It is still $3.99 and that's a steal! We have 3 great grab bags in the shop for just $2.00 each. (Including one from yours truly.) Also my new Sept mini kit Diva is here for one month only so grab it quick!! (It's just $1.50.) And if you check out the post below, not only will you see the previews for all those great items I've already mentioned (I give hints to the GB contents in my preview.) but there's also a blog coupon code for 25% off your order good for the whole month of Sept! I also have a preview for this month's quote challenge incentive kit, it's pretty cool!

    Also I'm happy to tell you that all the September challenges are up at Happy Scrapz! There's a cool new template by Jessica for the template challenge and some neat goodies for this month's grab bag challenge. And here's what you can get if you take part in all 4 challenges our September bonus kit, Woodland Pixies:
    And now let's get to those freebies that I haven't hunted for in days... I'm going into withdrawal.
    (Some of these may be a couple of days old but they're still goodies!)
    Melanie made a beautiful kit called Thankful.
    Gina has a neat scruffy chipboard alpha.
    Theresa has a cool template HERE and Amy a neat one HERE.
    Derek made a super cool Halloween kit called Googleye!
    Aaron made some coordinating template and QP for the Googleye kit too!
    (Awesome work gentlemen!)
    Britt has a neat school kit named Missed The Bus.
    Kris has a sampler of her Vintage Flair kit for you.
    Candee has a cute little mini kit for you.
    Janidee made a cool QP, In The Spotlight!
    Retrodiva has a cool add-on to her Adian Again kit.
    DSSA has a Shabby Pumpkin kit for you.
    Lindsay Jane has a couple of bent photo frames up for grabs.
    NBK has a part 5 of the leaf up.
    Tracy has a Starry Freebie on her blog.
    Majula has a neat template.
    Pinkupixie has a cute set of boy & girl felt word arts.
    Mrs. Wresh has a new template on her blog.
    Lucy made some cute ribbon wraps for your photos.
    Julie O. has part 3 & 4 of Feelin SAS-y for you.
    DigitalScrapbookingFreebies now has the Wallflower Collection up for grabs!
    Please remember to share the love when you download!

    Happy Scrapping!

    Saturday, September 01, 2007

    It's September!

    School is back in session, the leaves are starting to change colors, the weather is cooling off, (Thank you!) summer is on it's way out and autumn is arriving! I love this month! I have a lot to share with you today but first thank you for your kind thoughts and wishes. I'm still not 100% better but the doctor gave me some good drugs yesterday! Okay let's see all these goodies I've been working on:
    First we'll start with the September Mega Kit from DBD- Mr. Fix-It!

    It's only $3.99 this week then th price goes up, so grab Mr. Fix-It quick! And yes, those are 2 of my Jumpstarts templates in there so it's a lot of bang for your buck!

    Next is the September Quote Qhallenge at DBD- I'm doing grandparents this month so pull out those photos and scrap a LO all about those spoilers of our children. Here's a preview of the posting bonus you'll get if you take part:
    Again yes, that's a Jumpstarts template you'll get if you take part in my fun quote challenge this month!

    I'm sorry to say but the Happy Scrapz Sept. challanges and kit are running a bit behind this month. Hopefully they'll pop up today or tomorrow. (The kit is huge, which is why the preview is taking forever!) I did post the surprise & the grab bag challenges today, so you can get started if you want. Template and font challenges coming soon!

    I also have two new products in the DBD shop for just the month of September. They're both a steal, so go check them out!
    You can find my Grab Bag HERE (6 brand new items!) and the Diva mini kit should be popping up in my shop sometime today.
    There 2 other grabbags in the shop for the month of Sept so check them out too! (Saskia & Rose Made)

    And lastly here's a little coupon love from all of us at DBD:

    *I'll see if I can come back later with a list and also what all I can get done for the Happy Scrapz challenges. But I'm still feeling blah and my throat hurts, so we'll have to play it by ear.

    ** Head over to Acorn Designs, they have 3 freebies and links to the rest of a blog MK. It's huge and only for a limited time so hurry!

    Enjoy and Happy Scrapping!