Friday, August 31, 2012

I spoke to soon! Another freebie!

Hey Y'all,
I certainly didn't expect this to happen but Dawn Campbell, aka Hummerdawn, also made a quickpage out of the Paisley Attitude kit!  So you all now have a mini-album all ready to go!

You will find the download file HERE  or  HERE!

Some more news for you:  Digi Style Designs is having a Big Birthday Sale that starts at Midnight tonight (actually I just went over and the sale is already on) and lasts through Midnight of the 4th! Guess what! Almost everything is on sale for $2!!!!!  Some of the designers, me included, have opted to have the sale last longer and mine is going to be from September 1 through September 15! Some of my products are 60% off and most are at 50%! Is that enough exclamation points for y'all?  I have never sold the use of my designs for such a small fee. You certainly don't want to miss out so go over and take a look at the whole store so you can do some major scrapping since the children are back in school!

Big Hugs,

Forgot to tell you about the grab bags that all the designers made and have on special at $3 each! You really need to go take a look. Here's mine:

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Last Paisley Attitude QuickPage Freebie

Hey Y'all!

Thought I would go ahead and post this freebie this morning before I go to bed. You see, I am a 'night owl' and sleep during the day and play at night; my children wonder if I am a vampire! LOL! I just found I get a lot more done overnight than in the daytime; I am distracted easily. :)

Here's SherryD's last quickpage and it is a beauty too! I hope you like all these beautiful free products that my Creative Team makes for you; won't you leave us a comment so we know you appreciate them? I know, it is easy to just grab and run,, I am guilty of that too but I am making a conscience effort to always leave at least a simple thank you. Until you have been slaving over a design for hours on end you won't know the satisfaction and encouragement that can come from those two words (unless you are a Mom that cooks meals every single day for her family and no one says a word of thanks but is quick on the complaints).

You may download the beauty from HERE or HERE!

I am working on my latest kit, Retro Summer, and I think you will like this one if you are over 50 and under 18 :)  Retro seems to be the 'thing' with the kids now and that kind of makes me happy I lived during the 60's. I know we had the very best music that has ever been played, before or after! Wonderful: Chubby Checker, Elvis, Ricky Nelson, Bobby Darin, The Shirelles, Shelley Fabares, The Supremes, The Big Bopper, Fats Domino, The Beatles, Chubby Checker, man these names just bring back the memories! Wish I knew then what I know now. And don't forget we had Dick Clark and American Bandstand! 

Okay, since I'm telling how old I am I will shut up and go to bed now! :)  Hugs,

Monday, August 27, 2012

Another Paisley Attitude Freebie!

Hey Y'all,

I see Ms SherryD's card front is going like hotcakes! I have another freebie from Sherry today, a quickpage with the same kit 'Paisley Attitude.'  It is really lovely and I am sure you will like it too.

You may download it Here or Here

I am sorry about not getting it to you yesterday, I haven't been feeling well and sometimes it is just hard to be alive.  I was hoping the cool weather was on the way in but now the weather people tell us it is going to be a longer summer than usual. I guess I shouldn't push time to move on by since I have so much to do and in the back of my mind I know I have Thanksgiving and Christmas to get through! Got to plan ahead when you are old because you never know what's going to come and mess up your plans.

Be sure and come back by soon as I have another quickpage freebie from SherryD.


Saturday, August 25, 2012

Hello Digi Scrappers!

Wow, it is hard for me to fathom that the summer is almost over because it feels like it is going to last forever! I am totally excited to see it leave North Carolina behind; I dislike summer. Summer to me is an endless cycle of mowing, bug spraying, outrageous heat, high electricity bills, and general discomfort. I know some folks just count the days until summer arrives but that is certainly not me :)  Our temperatures have stayed below 90 this past 5 days so I guess you could say we are having a cool wave. When we moved down here from Virginia it was to follow the job and we had a choice of Seattle or Charlotte; why or why did we pick Charlotte? Because it is beautiful, closer to relatives, is in the US southern states, and is rich in history and art. Now the pluses of choosing Seattle would be that it is beautiful, far away from relatives, is in the Pacific North West of the US, is rich in history and art, and has cooler temperatures than Charlotte!

My friend SherryD of Sher Scraps 4 CU and Wonderland Scraps, has been playing around with my Paisley Attitude kit (available in any of my shops) and fashioned some freebies for you. Today I am giving you the beautiful card front she made. It is 5 x 7 but it may be re-sized easily to your favorite card size and is great for most anything from thank you cards to birthdays. Sherry and I both hope you enjoy using this card front and will come back to get the other two freebies she has made for you!

 You may download it from HERE or HERE.

As you can see from the previews, Paisley Attitude is a large Retro kit that is sure to please!

Be sure and stop by again soon for the next freebie by SherryD and me!


Thursday, August 16, 2012

A Little Hello!

Hey Y’all,

Well the weekend will be here tomorrow and I still haven’t finished everything I wanted to finish. This seems like par for the course for me lately.  Two steps forward and one back is the route I seem to be taking. I thought I was on my way to accomplishing some good stuff this week but do you want to know what took me down? Acid Reflux/Heartburn! A certain person in my household decided to cook turkey burgers while watching television, she burnt them.  Need I say more? I am so sensitive to food odors and in particular, turkey food odors because they activate my acid reflux disease and it has been going on now for 5 days!  I have scrubbed down everything in the kitchen, climbed a step ladder (which I haven’t done in years) to change all the air filters on the AC/VAC unit, boiled vinegar, boiled cinnamon, sprayed disinfectant and room deodorizers, sprinkled baking soda in the sinks and down the drains, opened the windows and doors, and complained and whined and nothing has helped! I cannot think of anything else to do except move!

Another three anniversaries were reached this week, first (8/11) was the 4th anniversary of my Dad’s death, next (8/15) was Kimberli’s 43rd birthday, and (8/17) the 2nd anniversary of my Cousin Kent’s death. It is hard to forget the anniversaries of the death of important folks in your life but when they coincide with other happier anniversaries, like birthdays and Christmas, it is doubly hard for me. The folks left behind by these two men are all very sad about losing them still. 

My friend Vic is having a festival at her home in October that you should check out if you are in the neighborhood of North Bend, Nebraska! She has been posting photos to FaceBook all week and making my mouth water with crafts as well as collectables; check out her album:  Vicki Chrisman.

One of the fun things I have been doing this week is enjoying the photography of my friend Chris.  Chris has entertained her grandson, Tyler, all week with trips all over the London countryside.  While they are enjoying the sights, sounds, and tastes of the area, I have been enjoying the photos she has shared with me.  She has posted a few on her blog, Chris’s Design Place, and they are really good shots; I don’t know what camera she uses but the colors are bright and the photos crisp! You should check them out so go HERE.

When I get back to being myself, it is my goal to get some freebies posted, make some designer blinkies for my team, and send out a newsletter.  I am going to send out the same freebie links as last newsletter even though it has been a while because I promised those who signed up last week they would receive them too. Yes, my newsletter is another place I having fallen behind on because of this dreaded reflux!

Here’s hoping all of you have a wonderful weekend and stay well!

PS: If you love digital freebies, you should visit my friend, Jodiann, on her blog to get some of the best I have ever seen. Look at this one! 


Friday, August 10, 2012

I've Moved!

Hey Y'all,
Yep! I have moved in to another store as of last night! lollipops n gumdrops, it is Fab! Love the colors and front page of the site and hope that means it will love me too! I'm having a sale just for customers of lollipops n gumdrops, this weekend only you will receive 25% Off your entire order!

Hope you signed up for my newsletter this week! There are two freebies in today's newsletter. I made a frame that coordinates with my Paisley Attitude kit and the upcoming one called Retro Summer.  Here is the preview for the newsletter.

I just realized I never showed you the previews for the Paisley Attitude kit. Duh . . . how could I be so forgetful? Easy peasy, I'm an old fart! I really do love the paisley flowers because I remember making some exactly like them when I was a kid! Yeah, I know, it was a really long time ago! LOL! Don't forget there is a free alpha that matches in a prior post!

I also made some commercial use frames that will coordinate with this kit and Retro Summer too:
It seems to finally be cooling down a little down here in the low country. Thank goodness! So the heat kills you then is subsides some but it starts raining like there's no tomorrow every single day and our porch has turned black with mold.  Needless to say my allergy prone eyes have been burning like I have been looking into the sun.

Hope you all enjoy the coming weekend and drop in to say hello to me sometime soon!


Thursday, August 9, 2012

A Friendship Reward

Hey Y'all,
I received the following friendship award from my CT member Chris (aka Twizzle) hope I can live up to what I am suppose to do. Thanks Chris! Y'all be sure and check out her blog HERE.

I received this reward from my friend Kyra and would like to pass this on to you.

Now, as a nominee - here are the simple rules:

First, you should thank the person who gave you the award and link back to them.

Next, answer the following questions about yourself.

Then, choose 10 of your favourite bloggers and link their blogs to your post.

Be sure to let them know that you are nominating them for the award.

Last, be sure to copy and paste the award to your blog!

OK, here we go!

1. Favorite colour - Red/Pink-cannot make up my mind!

2. Favorite animal -  my cat Peaches and Meercats
3. Favorite number - 21

4. Favorite drink - Diet Coke

5. Facebook or Twitter - Both

6. Good book or good movie - Book

7. My passion - Designing with PhotoShop

8. Giving or getting gifts - Both!

9. Favorite day - Sunday

10. Favorite flower – White Daisey

Now you are supposed to pass this on to 10 other people and list them in your post.

Okay, I will do my best with this last part but I'm not sure I can come up with 10 as most of my blogging friends are too busy to answer the requirements and these ladies are too busy too but they're my peeps. :)

1) Jenn at Sugarbutt Designs.  sugarbuttdesigns
2) SherryD of Sher Scraps 4CU
3) Brenda Grafton of Brenda's Scrap Designs


Friday, August 3, 2012

How Could You?

"A man in Grand Rapids, Michigan incredibly took out a $7000 full page ad in the paper to present the following ...essay to the people of his community. When I was a puppy, I entertained you with my antics and made you laugh. You called me your child, and despite a number of chewed shoes and a couple of murdered throw pillows, I became your best friend. Whenever I was "bad," you'd shake your finger at me and ask "How could you?" -- but then you'd relent and roll me over for a belly rub.My housebreaking took a little longer than expected, because you were terribly busy, but we worked on that together. I remember those nights of nuzzling you in bed and listening to your confidences and secret dreams, and I believed that life could not be any more perfect. We went for long walks and runs in the park, car rides, stops for ice cream (I only got the cone because "ice cream is bad for dogs" you said), and I took long naps in the sun waiting for you to come home at the end of the day.Gradually, you began spending more time at work and on your career, and more time searching for a human mate. I waited for you patiently, comforted you through heartbreaks and disappointments, never chided you about bad decisions, and romped with glee at your homecomings, and when you fell in love. She, now your wife, is not a "dog person" - - still I welcomed her into our home, tried to show her affection, and obeyed her. I was happy because you were happy.Then the human babies came along and I shared your excitement. I was fascinated by their pinkness, how they smelled, and I wanted to mother them, too. Only she and you worried that I might hurt them, and I spent most of my time banished to another room, or to a dog crate. Oh, how I wanted to love them, but I became a "prisoner of love." As they began to grow, I became their friend. They clung to my fur and pulled themselves up on wobbly legs, poked fingers in my eyes, investigated my ears, and gave me kisses on my nose. I loved everything about them and their touch -- because your touch was now so infrequent -- and I would've defended them with my life if need be. I would sneak into their beds and listen to their worries and secret dreams, and together we waited for the sound of your car in the driveway.There had been a time, when others asked you if you had a dog, that you produced a photo of me from your wallet and told them stories about me. These past few years, you just answered "yes" and changed the subject. I had gone from being "your dog" to "just a dog ," and you resented every expenditure on my behalf.Now, you have a new career opportunity in another city, and you and they will be moving to an apartment that does not allow pets. You've made the right decision for your "family," but there was a time when I was your only familyI was excited about the car ride until we arrived at the animal shelter. It smelled of dogs and cats, of fear, of hopelessness. You filled out the paperwork and said "I know you will find a good home for her." They shrugged and gave you a pained look. They understand the realities facing a middle-aged dog, even one with "papers." You had to pry your son's fingers loose from my collar as he screamed "No, Daddy! Please don't let them take my dog!" And I worried for him, and what lessons you had just taught him about friendship and loyalty, about love and responsibility, and about respect for all life. You gave me a good-bye pat on the head, avoided my eyes, and politely refused to take my collar and leash with you. You had a deadline to meet and now I have one, too. After you left, the two nice ladies said you probably knew about your upcoming move months ago and made no attempt to find me another good home. They shook their heads and asked, "How could you?"They are as attentive to us here in the shelter as their busy schedules allow. They feed us, of course, but I lost my appetite days ago. At first, whenever anyone passed my pen, I rushed to the front, hoping it was you that you had changed your mind -- that this was all a bad dream... or I hoped it would at least be someone who cared, anyone who might save me.When I realized I could not compete with the frolicking for attention of happy puppies, oblivious to their own fate, I retreated to a far corner and waited. I heard her footsteps as she came for me at the end of the day, and I padded along the aisle after her to a separate room. A blissfully quiet room. She placed me on the table and rubbed my ears, and told me not to worry. My heart pounded in anticipation of what was to come, but there was also a sense of relief. The prisoner of love had run out of days.As is my nature, I was more concerned about her. The burden which she bears weighs heavily on her, and I know that, the same way I knew your every mood. She gently placed a tourniquet around my foreleg as a tear ran down her cheek. I licked her hand in the same way I used to comfort you so many years ago. She expertly slid the hypodermic needle into my vein. As I felt the sting and the cool liquid coursing through my body, I lay down sleepily, looked into her kind eyes and murmured, "How could you?"Perhaps because she understood my dog speak, she said, "I'm so sorry." She hugged me, and hurriedly explained it was her job to make sure I went to a better place, where I wouldn't be ignored or abused or abandoned, or have to fend for myself -- a place of love and light so very different from this earthly place. And with my last bit of energy, I tried to convey to her with a thump of my tail that my "How could you?" was not directed at her. It was directed at you, My Beloved Master, I was thinking of you. I will think of you and wait for you forever. May everyone in your life continue to show you so much loyalty. A Note from the Author: If "How Could You?" brought tears to your eyes as you read it, as it did to mine as I wrote it, it is because it is the composite story of the millions of formerly "owned" pets who die each year in American & Canadian animal shelters. Please use this to help educate, on your websites, in newsletters, on animal shelter and vet office bulletin boards. Tell the public that the decision to add a pet to the family is an important one for life, that animals deserve our love and sensible care, that finding another appropriate home for your animal is your responsibility and any local humane society or animal welfare league can offer you good advice, and that all life is precious. Please do your part to stop the killing, and encourage all spay & neuter campaigns in order to prevent unwanted animals.Please pass this on to everyone, not to hurt them or make them sad, but it could save maybe, even one, unwanted pet. Remember...They love UNCONDITIONALLY."

Enough said . . .