Monday, December 24, 2007
I hope you all have a great holiday! :-) Here are a few holiday stickers for you!
I'm leaving the other downloads up for the Holidays too! :-) so tell your friends! :-)
here is the download! expires on the 28th :-)
Merry Christmas! :-)
Friday, December 21, 2007
a Cool new mini kit freebie and some BIG NEWS!
I am super pleased to announce that
Pillowgirl's Scraps has started her own store called www.myscrapshop.com and I am now on the design team there so be sure to check it out!
snatch up this mini kit fast cause its up only till sunday! :-) (and then i will be pulling both White Christmas and Ice Blossom and replace them with a tiny Christmas Elements Freebie)
here is the link! (expires on sunday.. don't forget to let me know if you like it :-)
Monday, December 17, 2007
this would have been up last night late but we've been having some technical problems over here.. lol.
inspired by my favorite christmas carol (and one of my favorite classic Christmas movies.) some of the designers over at SAS have put together some great freebie kits for this special occasion!
I'm dreaming of a White Christmas, just like the ones I used to know.
Where the treetops glisten and children listen, to hear sleighbells in the snow.
I'm dreaming of a white Christmas, with every Christmas card I write.
May your days be merry and bright, and may all your Christmases be white!
here is the blog roll of the freebies and
here is the link to my contribution.. (link expires in 5 days! :-)
Darlene - http://darlenedesigns.wordpress.com
TerrellS - http://waititgetsbetter.blogspot.com
Pillowgirl - http://pillowgirlscraps.blogspot.com
CanDesigns ~ http://mermaidshaven.blogspot.com/
Also, I just wanted to take this oppurtunity to congratulate the 4 new designers over at www.stoneaccentsstudio.com! they are:
JenLin, Creative Chaos, Toy Box Designs and Cottage Stella
all of the contestants were wonderful and did an absolutely amazing job!
thank you all for participating!
Friday, December 14, 2007
and here are some previews of the coordinating Homespun Christmas Mega Kit at www.stoneaccentsstudio.com:
The Homespun Mega Kit coordinates with the regular Homespun Mega Kit as well! (so together it's a Mega-Mega Kit! LOL )
All for $7.oo!
link to product in store
Monday, December 10, 2007
It snowed alot this past week so we were all a little worried about mother in law and father in law up there on the farm since they are only in that flimsy little vintage camper.
mother in law also said that their water pipes to the camper froze up most of the week so that wasn't good. So saturday morning as my husband and i were talking during the hour long drive out to the farm on, we are discussing how badly we would like to get the cabin finished quickly for MIL and FIL so they can be relatively comfortable soon. He was also mentioning that he was pretty tired since for almost a whole year now we've been playing the weekend warriors out at the farm working as hard as we can as long as we can on both Saturday and then again on Sunday after church. So we show up thinking maybe some workers will come up from the church again thinking it would be great if could get alot accomplished this weekend so we can hopefully get the cabin weather proofed and they can move into it partially
finished within 2 weeks and then Mother and Law and Father in Law can slowly finish up the rest of the interior finish work throughout the winter.
So we arrive at the farm and start working alone thinking the others would come soon and by noon still no one had shown up, and never did.
I mean, I totally understand, it's not like they are by any means obligated to help or anything and we certainly don't want them to feel like we expect them to be there every weekend, and I'm sure it was more because of the snow and the holidays and everything.. but it was still a little depressing...especially with the onset of colder weather. so we worked long into the night trying to get as much done as possible. But still not anywhere near as much as we hoped.
Sunday, morning my 70 year old Father in Law was helping out at a temporary job and fell and broke his hip. He just got out of surgery today and had a metal rod put in. I am not really familiar much with how long something like that will take to heal and for him to recuperate.
I am figuring though that he will be in a wheelchair for a while and possibly not able to walk for a while beyond that. So I am hoping that we will be able to get some more help soon since now all of the things that my father in law was working on at the farm are now up to us to complete.
I am really worried about him, his spirits are pretty low. I believe he could come back pretty well, He has done amazing things before.... When he was 30 years old he was a passenger in a terrible car accident where his back was broken. The doctors told him he would never walk again, and he worked hard and he did. He is the hardest worker and most amazingly creative and ingenuitive person i know of. He never complains even though he is in almost constant pain.
I am really praying that he won't become depressed over this. He has been pushing himself so hard lately and i think the stress is what brought on his recent bout of shingles (which i believe, he still has.) soo yeah.. it was a depressing weekend..
then today i start making my annual christmas cookie trays for people so i preheat the oven and make all of the batter and dough and set it out on trays... then i go to put them in and realize.. the oven pilot went out... so i light it again and wait.. and it goes out again.. :-( so fortunately for me i had my little countertop toaster oven so i just transferred them all bit by bit to my small toaster oven pan.. (yeah. BIG FUN.)
lol... so i figured i would give ya'll a nice long whiney blog while i am baking the night... er.. morning away...lol (yeah.. i got some cookies with my 'whine' ! LOL)
hopefully next weekend will be better.... lol...
here is a quickpage for you from my Faded Memories Mega kit...
I made this kit just for scrapping discolored and faded photos (like the one of ME, shown here.)
i really tried hard to capture a vintage feel cause, ya know... i gotta scrap my childhood pictures and most of them look like this so i am pretty pleased with the way this one turned out.
here is the link to the quickpage, expires in 3 days.
here are some previews of my most recent items:
(click the item names for the link to the product in the store)
Faded Memories mega kit
With a color palltte taken from actual aged and discolored photos this kit is perfect for scrapping those faded memories we all have! Packed full with 114 items made with a vintage flair and elements that complement photos from that time period! I know this is one kit I will be using over and over again!
this kit includes:
40 polyester and tweed vintage fabric papers
3 beaded flourishes
1 gold tag chain
2 cardboard brackets
4 vintage buttons
4 beaded safety pins
2 distressed tape pieces
1 cardboard flourish
2 calico vines
1 gold chain link
1 eyelet frame
2 torn cardboard frames
3 vintage poloaroid frames
2 vintage wallet frames
vintage wooden frame
2 lace ribbons
2 yarn borders
2 ricrac borders
1 embroidered daisy border
7 vintage wood journaling pieces
6 cardboard tags
3 yarn bows
1 crumpled notepaper journal piece
(114 items all for $7.00!)
( made from my Homespun Christmas Mega kit Kit and
20 brag book size quick pages (7 5x7 sizes 13 4x6 sizes)
4 5x7 printable card fronts
4 5x7 versatile printable card backs
1 desktop (or printable) December 2007 calendar
3 "Made With Love By" tags
10 Holiday Gift Tags
8 Blank Holiday Gift tags
SALE PRICE OF $4.50
Beautiful Moment Quickpage Album
Just in time for Holiday gift giving!
This Beautiful quickpage album will make last minute gifts a snap! Perfect for scrapping weddings, anniversaries, christenings and more!
4 8.5x11 quickpages
16 12x12 quickpages
1 Bonus Gift Tag!
all pages are made at 300 dpi for high printing quality
20 pieces for $4.50!
ALSO, Don't forget to check out all the other SAS-Y Ladies Blogs, I saw some Great freebies up this week.. the links are in my links list to the right.
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Here is a little gift for all of you who celebrate a Holiday other than Christmas at this time of year! I did a little research to make these for you so i hope my research was correct as on some of these as there are songs and blessings and greetings pertaining to that particular holiday. :-)
It was really interesting to learn about all of the different holidays here, and if you haven't already read about them, it's really interesting to see where the holidays originated from!
The Holidays included in this pack are:
Chinese New Year, Hanukkah, Kwanza, Ramadan, Saint Lucia Day and Saint Nicholas Day
Hope you enjoy!
here is the link to the download (this will be permanently available. :-)
Monday, December 3, 2007
Hi Everybody! :-)
The One Night In Bethlehem paper pack is still available for download for a few days so if you don't have that yet, get it while it's hot! :-)
I just thought I'd release this Star Template for you as an extra treat ;-)
The Designer Contest over at Stone Accents Studio is going well, ALL of the 17 contestants made it to round 2 , and the next assignment is to create various Holiday freebie kits!
Sooooo.. if you haven't already signed up at www.stoneaccentsstudio.com you might want to now so you can snag the HUGE coordinated mega kit from last round and all of the great new contest entries! (and don't forget to vote for your favorite too! ) (and just for signing up with SAS you get a great welcome kit too... so what are ya waitin' for?! :-)
Hope everything is great with you all :-)
Here is an example of what I did with this template and my American Hero Freebie Kit
here is the link for the star template the download will expire in 3 days :-)
Saturday, December 1, 2007
This is the first time I have blogged on a Saturday in a long time.. (if ever in fact. LOL)
DH said the weather was supposed to be too cold for 10 month old DD and Me (I have a cold)
to be working mostly outdoors at the farm all day. I really hope it warms up though, because we still don't have the cabin done for MIL and FIL and now FIL has a bad case of the shingles . I have no idea what that is... MIL says its very painful though and anything in addition to all of the other medical problems he has makes it really tough.:( so hopefully that gets better soon so they can move out of the drafty old camper soon.
In other news.. lol.. the designer contest over at SAS is going well so make sure you sign up and go check out the beautiful kits and vote for your fave!
I've decided to be a part of the One Night in Bethlehem RAK Mega Kit Blog Giveaway!here is a preview of the entire Mega Kit (all on different peoples blogs! )
and also a preview of my portion - this paper pack :-) Hope you all Enjoy!
here is the link to the download (this will be available for SEVEN DAYS!! (yeah, I know,... you all are like WOW!! thats a LONG TIME FOR YOU!! LOL LOL )
Acorn Designs- http://acorn-designs.blogspot
Angels Digi Scraps- http://angelsdigiscrap.blogspot
Anita Designs- http://nanas-attic.blogspot
Amy W. Designs- http://scrap-a-lot.blogspot
BooLand Designs- http://boolanddesigns.blogspot
Derek M. Designs- http://derekmdesign.blogspot
Heidi G.- http://heidigdigiscraps
Gina Maria- http://www.blog.scrapbookingres
JanniScrap Design- http://janniscrapdesigns
Burkhart Scrapzone- http://burkhartscrapzone
Kim B. Designs- http://kimbsdesigns.blogspot
Mrs. Miles- http://lalalime.blogspot.com/
Rose Made Designs- http://rosemadedesigns.blogspot
Sir Scrap-A-Lot- http://sirscrapalot.blogspot
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
This past week I've not been feeling very well, so sorry this is all i have to offer for now. :-( Last week I had a severe Eczema breakout on my hands and could barely type and now I'm coming down with a cold and still have all of the unpacking and cleaning from the trip to do in addition to all of my regular mothering 'chores' lol.
I made sure to take my vitamins so hopefully all will be better soon.
here is the link to the word labels, download expires in 3 days
Also, ... if you have an interest in designing... SAS is holding a designer contest so make sure to check that out, here is the pallette for the first round ! Isn't it beautiful?
and here are a few links for you to learn more about it....
have a great day!
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Christmas is right around the corner so here is a sweet quickpage to help you get a jump on your holiday scrapping! The quickpage can be downloaded here The download expires in 3 days so snatch it up quick! :-)
This homespun Christmas Quickpage was made just for you by my marvelous Designer Assistant, Trish, using the Homespun Christmas Kit available at SAS
I really hope you all enjoyed the Black Friday sale yesterday at the store. There were a lot of great bargains to be had.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
This Freebie Cluster was created by another CT of mine, Country Girl, I think you'll agree its Beautiful! :-)
Finally got the chinking for the front and a little of one side of the cabin done! yayyy!!
apparently the recipe we used before wasn't as sturdy as we would have hoped so i had to tear it all out, find a new recipe and start all over. :-( this one is much better and it is solid as a rock so thats great news! We thought we'd have MIL and FIL in the cabin by Thanksgiving but that won't be working out so hopefully by Christmas! :-)
I HAD to take a picture of DD in her adorable pink hat and gloves from MIL , isn't she a doll!?
www.stoneaccentsstudio.com is having an AMAZING black friday sale this weekend! ONLY ONE DAY SO CHECK IT OUT!!! (SALE EXCLUDES COMMERCIAL USE PRODUCTS )
here is the link to the beautiful moment cluster link expires in 3 days
Thursday, November 15, 2007
snatch them up before they're gone:-) download expires in 3 days! :-) Have a great weekend!
Monday, November 12, 2007
I finally finished the Beautiful Moment Add-On and it's going to be in the store hopefully within the week! It really is gorgeous so make sure you check it out!
35 additional elements including 10 gilded or embellished papers, 10 frames,
8 beautifully intricate borders,and 7 other beautiful elements all for
look closely at this preview to see the borders, i love them,
they remind me of wedding cake!
I have a new Designer Assistant and her name is Trish (aka Digi Scrap Gal)
She will be assisting me with alot of things and one of them will be helping to create some 'combined design' elements for all of you! (how cool is that?!)
What she will be doing is taking elements that I've made and creating some unique ones from those items, so they will match the kits I have in the store
(so check back often so you can snag these limited time ,one of a kind goodies!)
and here is the very first one!
download expires in 3 days
is going to be having a DESIGNER CONTEST!!!
here are the details.. so if you're interested,... hurry and sign up!
Down on the farm....
well the recipe for the chinking of the cabin didn't turn out as we all had hoped.. (me most of all since i'm the one doing it! LOL!) well, i guess i should say it didn't harden up to my preference.. i just thought it felt like hard dirt.. (go figure..seeing that it was made up of dirt, salt and lime.. lol)
i found another recipe from a log home restoration book and took out the old stuff since it was crumbling and cracking , cleaned everything off and started over with the new recipe.. and i am happy to say its looking great! and hardening up really nicely too! so that is really good news! I took a picture last weekend to show you but it was dark by the time i finished working so it didnt turn out well. so i will get one on saturday when i am out there again.
while i was working outside on the log chinking,... my SIL (the lady with the red hair in the photo) had some of the members of her church come out and help to install the boards for the ceiling and some of the walls.
We got the boards from another structure on the property that was falling in so we carefully removed them, planed and sanded them, stained them and put them back up again. they really look great, (they are a little dusty from all the work right now though) MIL is really thrilled about how everything is coming together and we are hoping that they will be able to move from the fifth wheel camper they are staying in now to the 'cabin' before the snow comes.
So pray for that! :-)
Friday, November 9, 2007
Also, www.stoneaccentsstudio.com is having a DESIGNER CONTEST sooo.. check there for more details if your interested in becoming a SAS-Y Designer!!
Or... If you want some great freebies!
If you aren't already... you will soon want to be signed up at the forums at SAS so you can get in on the fun and voting for the new designers all the great contest freebies! :-)
I've finished a few items for the Beautiful Moment Add-On, it's coming together.. well,... beautifully. :-) lol . I plan to post a few more freebies for that later.... but in the mean time.. i couldn't resist making these 'words of thanks' labels for you all :-)
Thanks for your support! :-)
Hope you have a great weekend!
HERE IS THE DOWNLOAD :-)
expires in 3 days
Monday, November 5, 2007
I hope everything is going great for all of you! We had a really productive weekend at the farm,
my SIL and BIL's church had a few people come out and help and it sure was nice to have the extra hands! :-) a real blessing and we praise the Lord for their kindness! :-)
I've been thinking of making an add on for my Beautiful Moment Mega Kit and here is a little sample of what i am working on for that..
I have a few other pretty things I'm planning on adding too so check back often! :-)
This Beautiful Clustered Frame is made to match my
Beautiful Moment Mega Kit:
perfect for using to capture all of life's Beautiful Moments!
Perfect for Weddings, Anniversarries,
Heritage Photos, Christenings and so much More!
Would be perfect for card makers too!
24 Beautiful Papers
3 beautiful floral swag borders
1 gold filigree border
1 lace doily border
1 pearl strand border
2 diagonal silk ribbon borders
2 ribbon and pearl borders
12 acrylic word pebbles
2 gilded elements
3 intricately detailed oval tags
3 intricately detailed tags or journaling papers
6 finely detailed tags
1 lace doily
1 beautiful flower with pearl center
3 rose clusters
3 silk bows
2 embossed journaling papers
6 embellished tag rings
6 embellished pins
2 gold brads
1 gold bracket
1 ornate pearl button
2 gold filigree corners
1 gold filigree frame
2 intricatly detailed cluster frames
3 single frames
All for $6.50!
click here to see more product previews in the store!
special thanks to Atomic Cupcake for use of her actions,
to Obsidian Dawn for use of some of her brushes
download expires in 3 days
Friday, November 2, 2007
this bragbook page was made by myself (totally rare i know! ;-)
DH, DD and I are going out to work on the farm friday through monday so I won't take off all the other freebies until tuesday sometime... (so don't forget to tell your friends to stop by! ;-)
and this kit is now available at www.kutnkudlyskreations.com
12 beautiful textured papers
1 cardboard scrap border
2 oval tags
2 rectangle embellished tags
2 clustered rickrack frames
4 rickrack borders
1 leaf clip cluster
1 gold flourish
1 oval frame
1 gold flourish frame
1 cardboard heart
1 cardboard star
1 gold leaf button
1 beads and button border
2 tassel borders
all for $4.00!!
special thanks to obsidian dawn and atomic cupcake
here is the link to the bragbook page
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
So we SAS-y ladies sure have a treat for you!! ;-) we're all working together to bring you hallloween treats and guess what else? you get to go 'trick or treating' for them!!
( i am super-excited since i'm too old to dress up as the little mermaid
and go door to door... but now i still get in on the fun! )
this is what you do...
go to the blog at www.stoneaccentsstudio.com
for your first treat bag.... second.. click on the adorable SAS door knocker to take you to the blog of the next SAS-y designer and keep going until you've gotten all of the SAS-y treat bags! (how cool is that?)
my treat bag( packed full of of sweet treats!) is here
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
here is my contribution :
the link for this mini kit is hidden in this post ;-)
(gotta be 'tricky' with my 'treat' ya know! :-)
and here are the two other freebie kits that coordinate with my kit :
pillowgirls latest 'pink and black' kit
and Digitreats sweet not spooky halloween mini kit :
get it at
and here is a layout of my DD , Joanna (now 9 months 1 week) dressed up as
an elephant .. totally cute!
here is the link to my pink and black spooky freebie mini kit (expires in 3 days)
Saturday, October 27, 2007
and here is a sample layout made with the some of my Beautiful Moment Mega kit :
This is of my daughter, Joanna, now 9 months old and has just started crawling!!
This Mega Kit has:
all for $6.50 !!
is now available at stone accents studio
here is the link for the sampler kit: offer expires in 3 days
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
(and if its there past that, I'm fairly certain no one will complain.... i think. ;-) lol.
so here is the freebie today:
a 2 page bragbook album made using my A Treasured Past Mega Kit and the layouts were designed by my fantastic CT member, Tragedy Anne
download expires in 3 days
Here are some fall pictures, some from the property and some just from driving around...
I LOOVVEE FALL
I LOVE THIS PICTURE TOO! It totally makes me want to just belt out "Climb every mountain, ... ford every stream... follow every rainbow... till you find your dreammm!! "
ok ok i will stop the singing of the Sound of Music here..
(even if it IS one of mine and DH's all-time Faves :-)
As a little girl, (even though we were raised Baptist) you could find my little sister and I pretending to be nuns (I was always Maria, of course..lol.) running around the house with black skirts on our heads.... ah those were the days... lol.
In the picture below, this is the view from the field at our farm that we are planning on building our future home in someday when we can afford it :-) that is my DH carrying my 9 month DD on his shoulders and MIL walking along beside.. the two dogs are 'muttley' (FIL and MIL's dog) and a new stray that just showed up a few weeks ago. We have taken to calling him 'Big Dan' because he looks so much like the dog of the same name from the movie 'Where the Red Fern Grows' He is a really sweet dog and it seems like we will probably end up keeping him. It will be interesting when we get our other two dogs that live with us in our current place, and take them up with us when we move to the farm.. (the two dogs we have now are a cocker spaniel my nephew named 'steeler' and a small black lab named 'Reagan' after my fave president.) We will almost have a dog pack ... it'll be wild , I'm sure.. lol.. some people raise livestock on their farms.. looks like we are going to be raising dogs! LOL
Make sure to check back on Halloween! All the SAS-Y designers are working to gether to bring you a FREEBIE Trick or Treating Special!