Sunday, July 26, 2009


I know that almost all of my posts are scrap related but I had to add this. The First Time Around is giving away a Britax Marathon Carseat! Holy Cow!! I so need another carseat. It won't be long and Nolan will be out of his infant carseat! So you all need to head over to the blog and check it out. Cassidy has a giveaway every day. It's Christmas in July!! Remember the blinkie I made for her.

And that's not all. The Cloth Diaper Report is also giving away a Britax Marathon!! So go check that out too for another chance to win one!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

New Product and a Little Freebie!

I've got a new product in my store called Modern Woman and it's 25% off until the 28th. I've got it in tagger size too. I was working on the JM Collab (more about that in a bit) and I just couldn't stop myself at the 4 paper, 4 element limit that was set. I loved the colors (I should since it was my pallette that was chosen) and I loved the theme! I had a ton of fun with this one. This kit is all about us, ladies. It's great for any woman, moms, teens, whatever! So back to the JM Collab. Sometime in Aug. a bunch of us who visit JM and design will have a tagger size collab kit called Just Us Moms available for free download at the Justmommies site. I will be posting when it's available as to where you can go to download it. So you are getting a peek at the color scheme and theme early! Modern Woman coordinates with it and 4 of my papers and elements were submitted for the collab as well. The collab will be in tagger size only though. So here is the preview for Modern Woman, I've linked it to my store. Not everything is shown in the preview! There are several more frames, etc. The product description in my store tells you what is included.

And now for a freebie. I made a piece of wordart to go along with Modern Woman so it will also coordinate with the collab kit when it comes out too! Enjoy! The download links are under the preview.

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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Check It Out!

One of my fabulous blog readers, Angela Cole of Toucan Scraps, emailed me with this fabulous e-card she made for a birthday using my part of the Pockets Full of Sand Blogtrain.


Thanks so much for sharing it Angela! If anyone else has LOs to share I'd love to share them with my readers.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

So Here is the Scoop....

I know I said I resigned ALL my stores but after some discussion and carefully consideration, I decided to go ahead and design at Haven Designz DigiScraps. Everything I said still holds true. HDDS has no requirements for minimum amount of products created monthly or collab participation, challenge hosting etc. Basically I will design when I find the time and inspiration but still be able to sell some of my designs. When I design something I want to sell all I do is upload it, I don't even have to set it up in the store. Never fear though, there will still be plenty of goodies here on my blog. I'm working on a part to an awesome JM Collab Kit called Just Us Mommies that will be available for free download at JM. And the colors are picked for the next JM Blogtrain called Summer Garden which will be out Aug. 15. I've got some other things going too! I want to thank all of you who had such kind words for me. It's good to know that others support my decision to put my family first. So, I'm going to repost a lot of info that was removed. I will post my new designer blinkie in the sidebar with a link to my store. And here are my products available in my HDDS store. The previews are linked to each product.

Friday, July 17, 2009

You Try Everything Once

Well, you all might notice that some posts are missing and edited and some things have changed. This is very difficult for me, but I've been doing the whole selling my designs thing for about a week and I can tell you that it's just not for me. I have a 4 month old and a 3 year old that aren't getting the attention that they deserve. At one point earlier today, my 3 year old kept telling me he wanted someone else other than me, and I realized that I am spending way too much time at my computer, I'm overtired, irritable, etc. etc. I feel chained to my computer, and I haven't even done any real designing. I'm resigning from all of my stores. The deadlines and amount of work that this truly takes just isn't compatible with my life right now. This last fall my mom's group did an Andy Stanley Bible Study and he talked about knowing what direction you want your family to head in and then making good decisions that are compatible with that direction. I can truly say that me selling my designs is not compatible with the direction for my family. It took me a week to realize that. So.......I still love to design but I want to do so as time permits, without deadlines and obligations. You all are going to benefit because I still want to see others enjoy my talents so I am going to continue participating in blog trains and offering freebies. I never actually sold anything but at least I now know that I could do it. The thing is that I just can't come down from doing the work I need to do in my family.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Pockets Full of Sand Blogtrain

It's time to take a ride on the latest JM Blogtrain! There are 11 blogs to visit and a really great Mega Kit to collect. Before we get to my part be sure to check out my last two posts about my store opening at Scraps with a Mouse (and there is another freebie in that post) and I'm having a CT Call too! So on to the goodies! Here is my preview and the links are under it, Tagger too! Enjoy!

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Your next stop on the Blogtrain is: Gabinala Scraps

Monday, July 13, 2009

A Freebie

I have a little freebie for you all. It's an add on for my Mr. Fix It Kit which you can find Here in my store at HDDS. The download links are below the preview. And don't forget to come back because the Pockets Full of Sand blogtrain will be taking off on Wednesday and it's going to be a good one!!

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Saturday, July 11, 2009

Christmas in July!

I just had to share this with you all. My good JM friend Cassidy has an Awesome blog: The First Time Around Her baby boy Caden and my Nolan were both due in March '09. She has the best giveaways on her blog so you should all go check her out. Anyway, on July 19th she is kicking off her Christmas in July event with a giveaway every day!! I made her a little button to advertise her giveaway. So go check out all the goodies!!


Thursday, July 9, 2009

Back from Vacation

Well, I am back from the trip to my parents' house. I hope you all had a very happy 4th! So I've been working on getting my act together, and now I have a nifty little button that I hope you all will snag. I'm going to add it to this post and it's now in my sidebar.


I will be back in a few days, hopefully with a pretty big announcement. I've been working on some freebies for you all too, never fear. Only 5 more days until the release of the Pockets Full of Sand JM blogtrain too! It is going to be awesome!