Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!

While it's not 2009 yet here, I wanted to give a little gift I've been promising since I first uploaded my kit New Year- wineglass charms with 2009! So if you've got my kit or any of its parts, here's my little present to you!

Grab HERE.

Here's the full-sized kit, available at Creative Scraps and Haven Designz.

And in case you missed it, here's the freebie addon.

Snag it in my post HERE.

If you can stand more surprises, Twisted Scrapper has a Quick Page made with New Year on her blog HERE.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Studio Style Designs- Progressive Sale!

Studio Style Designs is running a progressive sale this holiday season. What's a progressive sale, you ask? Well, it goes like this:

1st week til Dec 14 55% off
2nd week til Dec 20 50% off
3rd week til Dec 27 45% off
4th week til Jan 3 40% off

BUY now and save --- Each week the sales will decrease.

Coming soon to SSD is my Christmas kit, My Funky Christmas:

(shadows on preview only- some elements resized for preview)

And my New Year's Kit which is up and ready in the store!

This preview shows 2008 wineglass charms, but I'll have 2009 wineglass charms up here on my blog- for no cost- within a week! So check back soon! :)

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

25 Days of Christmas!

Would you like even more free Christmas goodies? Visit the Creative Scraps Store every day through December 26th for a FREE piece of a coordinating mega kit!

Don't forget the Christmas Convoy is still going on! My contribution is in the next post. :)

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Christmas Convoy Taking Off!!!!!!

It's time for Christmas Convoy 2008 to get going! Here's my part of it (not all elements are shown, drop shadows on preview only):

Download 1
Download 2
Download 3

Everything in every designers' kit matches what's in mine, and it's all free! You can get this super mega kit by following the links below. Please remember that not all participants are in the same time zone, so if someone's not posted yet, check back later. :) Enjoy and Merry Christmas!!!

Kez Creates
The Queen and the Princess Designs
Carolyn at Digi Cyber Scraps
DesignZ by DeDe
Scrapz By Christon
CuddleBeez Scraps
Lizard Dau Designs
Outback Dezigns
Gemini Creationz
Reeces Pieces Scraps
LouCee Creations
Crafted by Gina
Twisted Angel
MIP Scraps
PinkuPixie Digital Designs
Shawn Walter
Moodz Scrapz
Bits N Bobs
Kolor Scapez
Debee Dezines
JIC Creations
Kcscrapper (Kathy Count)
MoveFearlessly Designs
MoonBeam's Creations
Scrapping With Jen
AJ’s Random Scraps <----- You are here
Designs by Amilyn
Blind Sight Designs
Foxylady Creations
Idgie's Heartsong
Saskia / Supersuzi
QueenBrat Designs
Donna's Designs
TammyJo's Creations
Angi's Place

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Beautiful Charity Kit

I recently had a chance to create a small portion of a huge megakit for a friend & coworker, Jillann. She's had a relapse of her cancer, Non-Hodgekin's Lymphoma. Her story can be found HERE.

Now for the beautiful previews!

This is my portion:

Some of the papers:

Some of the elements:

* These previews don't even begin to show everything that's in this wonderful kit! There are almost 2GB's full of goodies!
* All full size 12x12 and 300 DPI.
* The cost of this kit is only $5 and all proceeds will go directly to Jillann to help cover her medical expenses.
* You will have a full 30 days download this kit.
* The kit can be purchased HERE
* Oh and you can grab a blinkie to add to your emails for Jillann HERE

*Designers who contributed this amazing kit*
Jamies Creations
Nancy & Shirley Roberts
Moonlight Scraps
Christina (M&M)
Ane Jones
Justine Hartline
Diana Miller
Kimberly Cameron
Karen W
Sword A Scrappin
Sharon Becker
Cinnamon Scraps
DMK Designs
Aquarius Design
Tracy Did It!
MoonBeam's Creations
Faithful Designs by Kara
Scrappin Mommy
Michelle Guerra
Tracy Drane
Just A Girl Designs
Paula's Creative Scrapbooking
Sophisticated Scraps
Soxsational Scraps
Patricia Hodge
Graphic Addict
KC's Scrappin Sanctuary

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Lots of Stuff!

First off, I've received an award! My first ever LOL!

It was given to me by Soto of Twisted Scrapper.

This award is called the "Proximidade Award" or "Friendship Around the World Award". Originally, this award was written in Spanish, but it translates to highlight Blogs that are pleasing or special in some way and also to extend the hand of friendship around the world. Now, It is my turn to pass this award on to 8 Blogs.

1- Michelle Pieters
2- Connie Prince aka DigiDiva
3- Chris Beasley aka Seebee
4- Emma aka Eyelets Scraps
5- Kristie Bruin
6- Linda Cutshall
7- Idgie
8- Vickie

That was a lot easier than I thought it would be! :)

I've joined another store Digi Scraps -N- More! I've yet to upload any products there, but I will as soon as I can, in between all the Christmas kits I've been working on.

Speaking of Christmas kits, Creative Scraps is having another All $1 Kits day this Saturday in honor of Digital Scrapbooking Day! The November Collab Kit, Antique Christmas, will be up then (and if not then, soon). Woo hoo!!! Stop on by, and maybe I'll have a little something new in there. :)

I've joined the Christmas Convoy! A whole caravan of designers have hopped on board to give everyone free Christmas goodies starting December 1st. I'll have mine posted here, along with a list of blogs where you can snag the others. :)

OK I think I'm all announced out for now! Catch ya on the flip side!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Creative Scraps Sale!

ALL kits at Creative Scraps will be on sale for $1!!! This is only for 1 day so hurry over before you miss out!!

Sale is Tuesday the 21st!!

Stop by TODAY to check it out, because tomorrow it will be GONE!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

New at Haven Designz!

Yes! I finally completed my projects for fall! It's my favorite season and I wanted to do right by it. LOL! I'm just excited to be creating again, can you tell? :)

Here's a paper pack I call Autumn Treasures. I love the textures I captured with my camera:

And some fantastically real Autumn Leaves. Can you say "crunch?":

I haven't forgotten Halloween! It's almost my favorite holiday. Cute embellishments in a variety of styles (not all are shown here):

Drop on by my store at Haven Designz to check them out! (Drop shadows on previews only)

Monday, October 6, 2008

New Look, New Stores!

A few days ago I decided to change the look of my blog- so much was getting lost in the old template's background. After searching for hours, I found this gorgeous one that fits my needs! Thank you anniebluesky! The link to her blog and templates is at the very bottom of this page.

One thing holding me back from posting was a few computer crashes. Yes, this new machine of mine crashed at least twice last month, leaving me frustrated. Thanks to a smart repair dude, I have a new video card- the old one was the source of my problem, grrrr. Because of my stinky video card, I had to drop out of the SAS designer contest. Oh well, there's always last year, and the winners of the contest are talented indeed!

I have joined 2 new stores! One is Creative Scraps and the other is Haven Designz DigiScraps. They are both tremendously fun places and feature lots of talented ladies! Check them out!

And yes, I do have new products coming out soon! It's not the designing I get hung up on, but the organizing for the various stores LOL! Will post previews as soon as I can :)

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Like Alphas?

I created an freebie alphabet to coordinate with my "Land of the Free" minikit below! All letters are included- the patterns alternate (A, C, E, etc. stars; B, C, D, etc. stripes).

Download HERE.

If you like it, please consider visiting Stone Accents Studio and snagging the kit. :D

Monday, September 8, 2008

Exciting Happenings!

I'm still unpacking boxes, but I've been busy trying to catch up in the digiscrapping world. I've decided to join in the annual "Next SAS-y Lady" Contest going on on over at Stone Accents Studios. I've uploaded my week 1 entry:
(not all elements shown)

Visit the gallery HERE at SAS to download my freebie entry and vote for me to move on to the next round. While you're there, snag the other entries as well! Thanks! :)

I'm also moving into some new stores, and will post those soon. Yay!

Thursday, August 28, 2008


It's been flippin' ages since I posted or even felt like it. Moving kinda took most of my energy, when I had internet access. :P I'm close to being settled into my new home:

It's nice and big and ours for 9 months- then we have to move again, but in the local area.

I've been working a few new projects, but nothing's in my store yet. Oh yeah, Erika's Digital Scrapbook has closed so for now I'm exclusive to Studio Style Designs. Speaking of SSD, there is a FABULOUS sale going on over there this weekend:

Pop on over and check it out!

This is a cool little doodad I found one day while surfing:

Alphabet Block a Educational Block J S Educational Block R A N Dismantled Neon Letter Copper Uppercase Letter O M S C R McElman_071026_2472_A P S22

I don't remember what website I found it on, but it takes your name and spells it out with pictures of letters found on signs, etc. Like the "P" is from the Caesar's Palace sign in Las Vegas. Very cool!

And with that, I leave you for now. ;)

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

I'm slowly going nuts . . .

Well in about 36 hours we'll leave for our month-long odyessey across the country! AAAAAAAAACCCCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!! Who knows when my next blog post will be?

To compound my mood, my father-in-law sent me the following by e-mail:


*IMAGINE YOU ARE AT A PARTY on the tenth floor....*

*YOU'VE BEEN DRINKING......* *(not that you would...)*


*You open the door.... **



Scroll sloooooooowly.....

This would mess your mind up! (ummmmmmmmmm yeah!)

I am happy to report that I *will* have 2 new products in my store at Studio Style Designs! Hopefully I can get over there and get them uploaded before I have to pack up my desktop. :) I'll be back with my fabulous previews!

And speaking of SSD, we're celebrating the 1-year Anniversary and Grand ReOpening! Look for fun and freebies the ENTIRE month of July!!! :) Pop on over and get 'em while the getting's good, LOL!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Where has the time gone?

It seems like 2 days ago I found out I'd be moving this summer, then yesterday that I'd definitely be moving and now moving is nearly upon me! Next week my life will get packed up and trucked out. Usually I'm present for this (like the last 5 times) but this year I'll be camping with young women from my church! Cool eh? DH and oldest DS will get to watch the packers to make sure they don't stack bowls without cushioning or box up the trash (this does happen LOL!). I'll sure miss my computer, but I'll have it for a couple more weeks before I have to pack it in my car. :)

I have a couple of new kits out, but not in the stores yet. ;) I've put a coordinating freebie for 1 in an earlier blog post, since it's a variation on the original kit- go HERE to see it. :)

Friday, May 23, 2008


It's been so very long since I've had time to post, and May has just flown by! In a few short weeks we'll be moving! :O I'm excited and a little nervous. :P I will not get to create beautiful pages or design for over a month! Will I survive? LOL!

Just for some fun, and because I saw it on a blog somewhere, I went over to Blogthings and took a quiz. If it makes you laugh, then my day is complete. :)

You Are Dr. Bunsen Honeydew

You take the title "mad scientist" to the extreme -with very scary things coming out of your lab.

And you've invented some pretty cool things, from a banana sharpener to a robot politician.

But while you're busy turning gold into cottage cheese, you need to watch out for poor little Beaker!

"Oh, that's very naughty, Beaker! Now you eat these paper clips this minute."

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Just Cuz

Anyone else out there struggle with balancing yor life? That's my #1 difficulty. :P While I'm sorting through my priorities, I thought I'd offer this for y'all:

It's a freebie sample of my Flowers & Chocolate kit. Get it from 4Shared HERE. The full kit can be found at Erika's Digital Scrapbook (link above).

And what the heck, I lost out in another designer contest, but that's ok! At least there's another great freebie for you! I call it Nearly Summer:

I may eventually expand this into a full kit. :) Go HERE to snag it. It's got 3 papers, 2 tags, 2 ricrac pieces, an ornament, and a button.

And I know it's late, but Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there!!! :)

Thursday, May 1, 2008

My New Store!

I've just opened my new store at Studio Style Designs! It's a great place even if it's undergoing renovation! The Grand Reopening will be May 9th, so watch for that- I'm sure there will be surprises in store!

Speaking of surprises, we have a few in store at Erika's Digital Scrapbook this weekend! We're holding several challenges to celebrate National Scrapbooking Day- I'm hosting the ad (scraplift) challenge. In the store, several designers (including me) are holding 50% off sales, and there's a beautiful new collab kit:

I have a brand new kit in the store too! It's called Flowers and Chocolate- perfect for spring weddings or Mother's Day:

Thanks for looking! :)

Thursday, April 24, 2008

NEW at Erkia's Digital Scrapbook

Come on by EDS today! Erika's got a FAB new forum set up, with games and challenges. For National Scrapbook Day we'll have some extra goodies as game prizes and a beautiful new collab kit on sale! Many designers will be having 50% off sales as well, so be sure to stop by on May 3rd!

I've spiffed up Angel Baby with new paper and complete bead alphas, as well as a couple more ribbon wraps (not all elements show & drop shadows are on preview only):

Here's a preview of the coordinating freebie (drop shadows on preview only):

Grab it HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Sooooooooo sorry! :(

I didn't realize I'd password protected the link for Mod Spring Freebie. :(

I'll have to upload the whole kit to my new store and set up a coupon for it as an extra apology.

Here's a preview of the freebie:

And a new link HERE.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

New Release!

I have a secret source for color and design inspiration. :) Browsing through that place one day brought me this:

It's called Mod Spring! Perfect for flashy flower pix or the diva in your life! The bling word art and frames can be easily recolored. I've included a couple of new elements I've seen around- sequin flowers, loopy brads, and puckered ribbons. The ribbons fit right over the loopy brads for a threaded look. Visit my store for a closer look. (drop shadows are for preview only and not all elements are shown)

And now a coordinating freebie for you! Get it HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

New in My Store

Hey ya'll! I added a few new items to my store last week, then went out of town before I could post previews here, LOL! So here they are (drop shadows only on previews and not all elements shown):

True Love (formerly known as Valentine or something like that LOL):


Template Pack 3:

Freebie Samplers are posted under my "Freebies" section (scroll down on the R). They have some different items from the old freebies. :) Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Thoughts to Think

Three Things to Ponder:
1. Cows
2. The Constitution
3. The Ten Commandments

Is it just me, or does anyone else find it amazing that during the mad cow epidemic our government could track a single cow, born in Canada almost three years ago, right to the stall where she slept in the state of Washington? And, they tracked her calves to their stalls. But they are unable to locate 11 million illegal aliens wandering around our country. Maybe we should give each of them a cow.

They keep talking about drafting a Constitution for Iraq. Why don't we just give them ours? It was written by a lot of really smart guys, it has worked for over 200 years, and we're not using it anymore.

The real reason that we can't have the Ten Commandments posted in a courthouse is this:

You cannot post "Thou Shalt Not Steal," "Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery," and "Thou Shall Not Lie" in a building full of lawyers, judges and politicians...It creates a hostile work environment.

Friday, March 28, 2008

It's Official!!!

I now have my very own store at Erika's Digital Scrapbook! I officially sell my own digital designs. :) Maybe it's just a huge lack of self-esteem on my part, but I never thought I'd be good enough to sell my designs. I'm excited and nervous at the same time. So if you're familiar with my work as freebie designer or are just curious, please check out MY STORE

There are only 3 items now, but I plan to add several more in the coming week, so check back often! Here they are:

Template Pack 1

Template Pack 2

Cherry Blossom- with new/different elements not found in the original freebie!

A Cherry Blossom freebie sampler! It features a new pearl and paper not found in the old freebie.

Grab it HERE.

Thanks for looking!!!