Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Layout with my Birthdays R US Blog Train Kit

ello All,

I hope you see the next post down today, it has a preview freebie for the Blog Train, Luck of the Irish, comimg up on March 7.  I hope you enjoy it.

I wanted to share a  layout with you.  This one is made by Ruby.  She hangs out at CraftyScraps where I am a CT. Great bunch of ladies over there, you should come check it out.  She did this layout using my kit from the Birthdays R Us Blog Train Freebie Kit that launched on 2-21-10.  If you haven't gotten it see blog trains in the labels so you can pick it up today.

Thanks Ruby for sharing! I love it!

The freebie will expire eventually, but you probably will be able to find it in my store with a few more pieces added on to it! :)

I am going to send you something for letting me post your layout on my blog.  So, if you have done a layout with any of my kits, free or paid (after March 1, in the store) then send me a link to post it and you will receive a freebie or coupon to the store.



Preview FREEBIE for Luck of the Irish Blog Train set to depart March 7, 2010.

Hello All,

Here is a Freebie to preview the Luck of the Irish Blog Train that is set to depart from the station on March 7, 2010.  It's  shamrock frame for all those pictures you'll be taking. This one is just shamrocks but there are two more in the kit which have goodies on them besides the shamrocks, I think you'll like them.

I hope you enjoy the frame!  Be sure to come back for the whole kit.  See the preview below for my portion of the blog train.  There will be many more kits as well.


I leave you with an Irish Blessing, my friends!

A Wish for a Friend

Wishing you a rainbow

For sunlight after showers—

Miles and miles of Irish smiles

For golden happy hours—

Shamrocks at your doorway

For luck and laughter too,

And a host of friends that never ends

Each day your whole life through!

I feel an extra WordArt might be popping up before the Blog Train Departs! :) Keep watching!

Good day, All! :)

Excuse the Construction!

Hello All,

Excuse the construction as I try to figure out how to fix my blog like I want! :)

I have the 3 columns! WOOOHOOO!  Now I just have to figure out how to get those sidebars up to the top with the Main Column...anyone know how??? :)

Then, I am trying to make the background be red like the red of the paper on the polkadot paper and I'll have to adjust my cherry background some! :)

Any help...much apprecitaed! :)

Hopefully it will be fixed soon! :) Please bear with me.

I am glad for all the interest in my Birthday Blogtrain kit! :)  Thank you for those who have bothered to leave comments on my blog or in 4shared! I appreciate your time to do that and I have read them all!

Leave me a photobucket link to a layout you create with it and I will put you on my blog. If I put you on my blog I will give you a coupon to my store opening on March 1! :)



Sunday, February 21, 2010

Blog Train leaves the Station -- Birthdays R US -- FREEBIE -- minikit

Hello All,

Here is my first ever participation for a blogtrain.  I am excited to give you my portion of the Birthday R Us blogtrain.  Please leave a comment about the stuff you get and if you make a layout with my portion of the blog train send me a link and I'll post it on my blog. I would love to see them.  I hope those of you that downloaded the Birthday WordArt are enjoying it.

Here's my preview:

Here are the other blogs to catch the train at:

Dragonfly Creations

Best Kept Memories


Designs by: Kelly

Crafty Scraps

Creation by MizzKitten

Digi Scraps Dezines



Enjoy the ride!!! :) CHOO CHOO

Don't forget to leave comments along your way. It's the only price you have to some really great designer items! One of a kind for you to use per the terms of use! :)



Saturday, February 20, 2010

Birthdays R Us Blog Train is ready to roll February 21, 2010 -- Freebie Mini Kit

Hello All,

Here is the day you have hopefully been waiting for.  Today we are celebrating birthdays with goodies to keep you covered for at least a year of scrapbooking birthdays. 

Here is the slide show with the preview of kits for the Birthdays R Us Blog Train set to leave the station tonight. Come back after Midnight and you will see my portion.  Please, please leave comments to thank the designers along the way. It's disheartening to spend so much time making FREEBIES for people and seeing all the downloads and not one thank you.  Is it really that hard?

The list and my portion will post at Midnight! Mark your calendars! :)

See you then! :)


Friday, February 19, 2010

Preview of New Kit and QP Freebie

Hello All,

As, I have been stating, I have two kits coming out in the store (see link on the left) on March 1, 2010. So, today I have a preview of the 2nd kit and a free quickpage for you.  I hope you like it. I think the kit is masculine. It's primary colors of red and blue and accent of green and grey/silver. It has a bunch of arrows and clips and some frames that are cool and funky.  I think it would be great for teen boys.  I have one of those so ...... 

Here's a preview of the whole kit. There's actually 2 bonus papers I added after putting the kit together! ;) Who knows maybe some extra goodies in there as well.  The theme came from the red and green bullseye paper.

It's fun, cool and funky! :)  What's not to like about it?

Here's the Free Quick Page! TOU -- Personal USE ONLY!

Please leave comments either here, the chat box, or on 4shared. I work hard and since I am just getting started, I would love some feedback. 64 people have downloaded my Birthday WordArt. I am thrilled. But, hey, not one of you left a comment, you can even use the reactions and just click "thank you". Just leave some appreciation, it doesn't cost you anything.  I appreciate the "love".

Blessings for a great day!


Monday, February 15, 2010

CT Caboose coming up around the corner!

Hello All,

I wanted to get you ready for this upcoming CT Caboose. It's almost March and we will be setting up a new challenge, this month, Maureen is putting up the challenge. She picked the color palette and the theme, Child's Play. I think you will like it.  Here's a sneak peek at what you will be seeing in the MEGA KIT!

Look at the great colors. I am so excited for you to see this kit. Eveyone has worked hard on this kit just like February but we've had the whole month so you are going to see some real creativity here.  I have some handdrawn items. I hope you enjoy. I don't know how many pieces or papers there are to this yet, but I'll be posting previews of the whole kit later.  I will have a sneak peek like this of just my part of it so you get a little more flavor of the things I put in there. It's a really fun kit, I think. All you will have to do is go to the forum at and participate using the mini kit in the challenge Maureen posts. After completing the layout with the challenge rules, you will receive the mega kit.

By the way, there is still time to get February's Mega Kit! Go now and post a layout to the challenge. It was a fun challenge, well I am biased, it was my challenge.  :)  Would love to see a layout.  Also, if you did get the mega kit, please post a layout in the thread for layouts with the mega kit.  I really want to see what you are doing with the stuff. I like to look and say, "Oh, that's my frame!" or whatever it is.

Okay, well, have a blessed day. Happy Scrappin'! :)



Sunday, February 14, 2010

My blog has a NEW LOOK!

Hello All,

My blog has a new look, in case you just didn't notice on your own.  I violated some terms of use, apparently, my friend made me a header out of the freebie blog background. Apparently, that was a no, no and it was removed. So, I decided it was time for a change.

What you see up there now is a paper I made to go with my new Kit which will be released with the store Grand ReOpening at . Michelle has it open now and she has some freebies you might want to check out. There are 5 new designers at her store and my stuff and their stuff will be available on March 1, 2010.  Just so you can have a preview of stuff to come, here's a preview of my With a Cherry on Top Kit.

I personally love the color palette. I didn't really do anything with the darker color yet, but watch for an add-on with even more great stuff.  I drew the flowers and cherries.  I am quite proud of them.

Watch here because I plan to give some freebies away for store Opening.  Leave me a comment and let me know what you think of the preview.

My blog will be undergoing some renovations as I am learning to make my own blog backgrounds, etc... Sorry for the construction zone.  I have a new blinkie I made this as well, first time.  It's in the upper left hand corner. You should be able to get it by right clicking on it but if not leave me a note and email and I will email you the link.

Thanks and have a great week!

Happy Valentine's Day Everyone!


Saturday, February 13, 2010

New Kit for Altered Sea and Little Red Scraps collaboration Freebie one piece at a time.

Hello All,

Wanted to tell you about a way to get a free kit a download at a time.

You can get it free and the details are here:

She is also giving away a free set of textured cardstocks to match.  Details at the blog address listed above.

WORD ART Freebie from Birthday RU Blogtrain

Hello All,

Sorry that I haven't been here all week, it's been a busy week.

Here's a freebie for you to get you ready for the Birthday RU Blog Train which will be here soon! The release date is February 21, 2010.  Watch this website for full details:  You can get it at any time by clicking on the icon in the left panel.

Here's a preview of the goodie, click the text under it for the download.  Love to know what you think. Please leave me a comment or a reaction or join the chat in the left panel.

Birthday Word Art  (Click here for download)

Here's a preview of my kit:

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Upcoming Birthday Blog Train Sneak Peak, Another Layout from Snips and Snails by Little Red Scraps, some other news

Hello All,

I have been busy trying to get a few things ready. I will be particpating in my first blog train.  As part of I will be creating for the Birthdays RU Blog train. You won't want to miss this! ;)
Here's a Sneak Peak to my portion of the Blog Train!

So what do you think? :)  It is set to launch on 2-21-10 so that isn't that much longer!

I hope you will come back that day and visit my blog and get the freebie I have made you and also to follow the blog train and get all the other freebies.  What fun, everyone celebrates birthdays and the color palette is so fun too! Pinks, greens and purples, what more could you ask for?

My second order of business today is to post another layout from the Snips and Snails Kit by Jane at Little Red Scraps.  See her link to the left there! :)

This is my son, he's 13! Hence the quote! ;)  I thought it was cute and I love the items in the kit even for older boys! :) There was a free set of cardstock with the purchase at her store at Stuff to Scrap. Hurry on over it won't last for long.

The CT Caboose is still going strong over at  If you haven't done your layout yet to get that huge mega kit of over 50 papers and 150 elements you really need to go get it. Come on...the challenge is cute, you just have to use one quote which are listed by first initial and use the items in the mini kit.  It's simple! Love to see your layouts and support me in this venture!

I have some more news. Michelle at CraftyScraps, has generously opened up for her CTs to sell stuff in her store which will reopen March 1.  WOW, she is one generous lady!  I am working on two kits.  One is called Bullseye and is more a boy kinda kit but could be used for almost anything. The other is not named yet, but it has cherries in it. I'll work on a Sneak Peak for you soon! :)

Well, this is all for now. I am enjoying my hobby.  I got a new program today free for subsribing to Elements magazine (all about Photoshop Elements) it's Photo Essentials 3. I am excited to get to know more about it.

Well folks, it's late or early depending on how you want to look at it.....

Please leave comments. I added another gadget to make leaving some love easier...please do!



Thursday, February 4, 2010

Look what you can make from the February CT Caboose Mini and MegaKits FREEBIES

Hello Everyone,

I am posting two layouts here today.  The first one with the Hug Quote is for the February CT Caboose Mini Challenge. I hope you will go over to and get the mini and make a layout.

These are some 2009 pictures from Spring Break and then my son's 6th grade promotion. I was looking for pictures of us "hugging". :)
This next page I made with items in the Mega Kit. I don't think any of the items I used here are in the Mini Kit. The Mega Kit has over 200 pieces to it.  Over 50 of them are papers.  It's free for making a layout. I would love to see what you can do with the challege!

These are 2 of my beautiful nieces! I'm pretty fond of them!
Well I hope to see you at

We've already starte working on the March Mega Kit. Look at the older posts to see the palette. The theme is children's play. There's som cute stuff there!  You won't want to miss it either.

Look through the posts with "Freebie" on it. Leave me a comment and your email so I can send you some goodies! :)



Monday, February 1, 2010

You have got to CATCH THAT CABOOSE -- Mega Kit Freebie for layout challenge

Hello All,

Here is the preview for the Mega Kit you can get at for completing one layout by the challenge rules. They aren't that hard, I made it up. :)

There are over 50 papers.


And at least 150 elements! WOW!!!


Can you beat that? :)

I will be giving away a few quick pages over the next few weeks from the Mega Kit.  Keep coming back. You will have to leave a comment with your email to get them. Start practicing now on thos ecomments. Show me some love! :)