Friday, May 30, 2008

Tea Time Mini Kit freebie

here is the link to this mini kit

Hi There! :-)

-Today's freebie is mini kit made with thoughts of my mother, she loves making tea and having 'tea parties' with her granddaughters ;-) I started this kit by creating the teacup first and then made the other items to match the teacup! (kindof a backwards way to create a kit, i know.. but hey.. whatever works, right?? LOL :-) This kit also coordinates with the monthly challenge posting bonuses from so if you participated in those this month, this mini kit matches!! :-)

Hope you enjoy!

I've really been bad about not posting my CT Spotlights lately, sorry about that, this has been a really chaotic month for me. So i will post some from 3 of my CT Members here...

here is a layout Debbie quickly made from this freebie!

These two layouts were made by my CT Member, Debbie using my new JAN mega kit

These Two layouts were made by my CT Member Jan using my JEAN ANN mega kit

and these two layouts were made by my CT member Jean Ann using my JEAN ANN mega kit

((hugs to all))

Monday, May 26, 2008

Happy Memorial Day and Happy Birthday To Me!!

There is only ONE day left to my product retirement/ birthday sale (28% off sale )so if you haven't checked that out yet hurry on over to MY STORE and do so now.. some of my products will be taken off the shelf permanently after the sale ends
the link to the address labels

here is the link to the American Hero mini kit
Hi Everybody, I have a few little treats for you today!
this layout was made by me using my freebie American Hero kit, and on this layout are all of the American Heroes I have the pleasure of knowing!

My CT member Jan has created 5 png format address labels for you and I'm also going to give you the link to an older kit of mine made in honor of our American Heroes! I hope you enjoy both!!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Maria Chapman

Steven Curtis Chapman has been one of my favorite musicians since I was a pre-teen.

He writes and sings some of the most beautiful songs. Here is a video and interview about one of my favorite songs that he created. This beautiful song was written by him for his daughters.

Yesterday He and his family experienced a heartwrenching loss.
Their 4 year old daughter, Maria, was killed in an accident.

I could not stop crying this morning as I thought of the lyrics to this song:

And Here is the story behind the song:

and here is the link to the In Memory of Maria page where there is another
video of Steven Curtis Chapman and His Daughter Maria

More than five years ago The Chapman's founded The Shaohannah’s Hope Ministry after bringing their first adopted daughter, Shaohannah, home from China. The ministry’s goal is to help families reduce the financial barrier of adoption, and has provided grants to over 1,700 families wishing to adopt orphans from around the world. Maria, was their youngest daughter, and also adopted.

My heartfelt condolences go out to the Chapman family over this tragedy,
our prayers are with you.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

A Special Sale going on in my store!

Today's freebie is a 12x12 Quickpage made from a kit I am currently working on for my friend and CT member, Janalyn, The kit is called 'This Day' and will be available soon :-)

Today's CT Spotlight is on Jan! :-)
Here are some of her beautiful layouts!

this layout was created using the JAN Mega Kit (the kit made in honor of her :-)

this layout was made using my Jean Ann Mega kit (made in honor of my CT member Jean Ann :-)

Friday, May 16, 2008

Jan Mega Kit Freebies!


I had planned to put this kit in the store a week ago but as many of you know, alot of stuff happened to distract me. I am feeling alot better now and I feel that I owe so many of you thanks for your helping to comfort me through this, so many women suffer through a loss like this completely alone and i feel so blessed to receive such amazing support from all of you! :-) ((big hugs)) to you all!

all the freebie links open in a new window so you can grab them all
without leaving my blog :-) ENJOY!

I've included an extra little treat at 4shared too:

( psst. it's an embellished bracket frame )

Today's Freebies are a sampler mini kit and
a gift bag full of goodies using my
On sale now for $7.00

(all samplers contain brand new add-on items that coordinate with the kit.)
you will have to 'hunt' through my stores to find the samplers..
don't give up though! they are all there!!

I have this sampler set hidden in my store HERE

and this sampler set hidden in my store HERE."?digifree"
They coordinate so make sure to grab them both!

Here is a layout made by Nighty with this kit :-)

and here are two companion products for this kit:

this 12 pc. 4x6 bragbook album is $4.00

and this 12 pc. 12x12 album with 10 extra elements is $5.00


Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mother's Day Mini Kit

I made this mini kit up last minute for all of you just to thank all of you wonderful Mothers and Mothers of Angels (a sweet friend said our 'Angels' are waiting to be raised in Heaven.) Thank you so much for all the support and encouragement you've given me over the last few days.

I am overwhelmed that so many of you took the time out of your busy lives to say a few kind words just to offer me comfort :-) thank you so much for that :-) I read each and every one of your comments (both here on blogger and at the 4shared link) and I read them throughout the day a number of times, as they are coming in. They have helped me so very much. Your 'hugs' are very much appreciated, having your support has made me feel so much stronger. Thank You

This kit also coordinates with my earlier freebie, Lovely (scroll down to see that post)

Speaking of being amazed by your thoughtfulness,...

Look at this beautiful 'card' Scrapgarden made for me!, I just noticed it in the gallery at
she wrote this beautiful verse in memory of my Angel (A E K- Addison Engel Kraan)
and made this card using my 'Dusty Rose' and 'Angel' kits
Thank You Scrapgarden for taking the time to make such a beautiful card for me :-)

Thursday, May 8, 2008

In Loving Memory of Addison Engel Kraan

This kit was created in loving memory of the child we have just lost due to a blighted ovum miscarriage. We have decided to name the baby, Addison Engel Kraan (Engel is Dutch for Angel)

I am having a difficult time dealing with this emotionally, I always knew that miscarriage would be a horrible and sad experience but I wasn't prepared for just how horrible, painful and sad it would be, i suppose no one is prepared for that. My energy level has started to return over the last few days from all the blood loss and yesterday i was able to walk around a little without needing to take too many breaks. My friends have been telling me to expect an emotional roller coaster as my hormones level out, and so far they are very right.

My husband keeps encouraging me to try and get back to 'my normal life' and resume some of my normal activities so i decided to make a memorial kit to scrapbook the emotions and memories with. This kit is dedicated to my sweet Addison Engel, and to all of the other 'Angels'
and their Mothers.
This kit will be a permanent freebie.
Here is the link to the download

About some of the kit's elements

~the butterfly wings are made of 'angel's wings
~the butterfly body is made of crystal 'teardrops'
~the blossom is from the Yoshino Cherry Tree we
have planted in memory of our little one.
~the papers are embellished with rain, water and raindrops to symbolize not only my tears but also the tears and sadness of the many mothers who have shared this painful experience.

Here are some of the layouts I made for our memory album:

As a memorial we decided to plant a lovely Yoshino Cherry tree at the burial site on our farm. these photos are from that day.

Sleep in Peace my Sweet Angel.

this photo is of a suncatcher of my daughter, Joanna, and I the morning after her birth in January of 2007. (my good friends Aimee and Jesse purchased this for me for Mothers Day 2007)

The 'teardrop' gems attached to the suncatcher are from a necklace my mother purchased for me upon hearing of my miscarriage. I was startled at how much the gems reminded me of the crystal 'teardrop' elements I made for this kit, especially since my Mother had not seen it yet.

thank you all who have left such kind comments of support and encouragement :-) It means alot to have such wonderful support from friends like you :-)

I've had the chorus of this song 'stuck in my head' for days now and hadn't seen this film in years so i couldn't remember all of the words. It really spoke to me so I thought I'd share it here with you now. Its from the movie Joseph-King of Dreams

Saturday, May 3, 2008

National Scrapbooking Day Festivities!!

Hi Everyone! Happy National Scrapbooking Day! :-)

There is ALOT going on at my stores today!!
ALL of them are scheduled to have some fantastic sales this weekend so make sure you stop by them all for some great deals!! :-)

Here are the links to my stores: (If you haven't collected all of my in-store samplers, don't worry, they are all still there! :-)

I made you all a Lovely little mini kit for today. I hope you enjoy it! :-)Special thanks to Jean Ann, who was the inspiration for this from some of her favorite things
that didn't make it into her kit :-) HERE IS THAT LINK

Over at DST the designers at MSS are having a chat at 1pm and I'm giving away a few prizes in that chat so stop by to talk with us! :-) :

Baby Update:

what we are hearing now about the baby's condition is not very good and they have done 4 ultrasounds in 3 days and I've been to the doctor alot in that time as well. We will know the final results on monday sometime so until then, Please pray for us! :-)

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