Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Memories Freebie

First off let me start by saying that I am still a beginner designer. I think it shows in my work but I am getting better and learning new things. Maybe someday I will feel skilled enough to try to sell some of my work, but still give away freebies of course! I couldnt leave you all hanging. It would be nice if my hobby could bring in a little money though (probably to go straight back into the hobby! LOL) With that said I learned a new technique tonight and I wanted to share the result with you all because I'm quite proud.
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I also made this very cool paper but I think that because of what I used I can't distribute it commercially (free or not). I still wanted to share though because I love it!

Monday, November 27, 2006

Gretel's Dream Day 2

Here is the next Release to Gretel's Dream. As always, please leave a comment if you download. Thanks!

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(Drop shadows and light pink preview background are for display purposes only and are not included in the kit)

Sunday, November 26, 2006

New Freebie, Gretel's Dream

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. I know mine was good and I got TONS of shopping in this weekend. Sorry I didnt have time to get on here and toss out any freebies but I have on for you now. I hope some of you can find a use for this kit. I'm going to be releasing it in small parts again but first I want to share a LO I did of my son. This picture was taken today, he was just so worn out from "bouncing" he zonked.
Credits: Kit is Foothill Blvd by Victoria Feemster (Love her designs) and the font is called Star Dust.
Ok, on to the Freebie!! This kit is called Gretel's Dream, The girly christmas candy version of Hansel and Gretel. Definately more to come with this one. Please leave a comment if you download. Thanks!

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Ok, as promised here is the DL that will be up for today only! I hope you guys can use it.

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I'm off to look at my sales paper and plan out my Black Friday shopping!


Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Another Day of Dress Up

Well, I finished another piece of the Dress Up kit for you all. This one includes 4 Patterned Papers, a string of pearls, and a single pearl. Please leave a comment if you download and enjoy!!

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Also, look for a special release that will be available tomorrow only! (It's a surprise!)

Thanksgiving Funny

This is a funny story my sister sent. Its not real so don't get all upity!

Thanksgiving Divorce

An elderly man in Phoenix calls his son in New York and says, "I hate to ruin your day, but I have to tell you that your mother and I are divorcing; forty-five years of misery is enough."

"Pop, what are you talking about?" the son screams.

"We can't stand the sight of each other any longer!" the old man says. "We're sick and tired of each other, and I'm sick of talking about this, so you call your sister in Chicago and tell her." And he hangs up.

Frantic, the son calls his sister, who explodes on the phone. "Like Heck they're getting a divorce, she shouts. "I'll take care of this!"

She calls Phoenix immediately, and screams at the old man, "You are NOT getting divorced! Don't do a single thing until I get there. I'm calling my brother back and we'll both be there tomorrow.Until then don't do a thing, DO YOU HEAR ME?" And she hangs up.

The old man hangs up his phone, smiles and turns to his wife."They're coming for Thanksgiving and paying their own way!"

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Dress Up Elements

woops, I'm a big ole slacker! I do have a good excuse though. I had Val over last night and we were making our Christmas cards between the children screaming and fighting. I had these done yesterday but didnt post them. I promise I'll have the next one up tomorrow too. Leave a comment if you DL

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Sunday, November 19, 2006

Val's Goth Girl

Ok, My very good friend Valarie told me last night that I should make a goth or punk kit for her. She doesnt digi scrap but she always compliments my stuff. I'm not goth/punk at all so she gave me a list of a few things that would go with each and some colors and this is what I came up with. Maybe she will try it now! I hope you enjoy the kit!

Here is a LO I did of her using the kit. The font is called a Theme for murder by Chris Hansen (also the title font on the preview but not included) Thanks Val, for always inspiring me!

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Today's Freebie

Sorry its up a little late but here it is! Inspired by my DD and her makeup this is the paperpack for Dress Up. More to come with this one! Please leave a comment if you DL.

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Saturday, November 18, 2006

Itsy Bitsy Teensy Weensy Toot

So I'm hanging around last night reading the DigiShopTalk Forums and I was able to this really cute kit from Mona Minnie @ Scraptures. She was giving it away for free to 5 people and I was lucky enough to one of them. All she required was that you do a layout and post it in a few galleries for her. Creative Team Opportunity? I'm in! So what if I didn't get the "gig" on talent, it was a fun to do and the kit is super cute. You can check it out here. I was like a little kid on Christmas morning with a brand new toy that I had to play with RIGHT NOW! So I did my LO and I think it turned out cute. What do you all think?

Now on to today's Freebie. Obviously I was a little preoccupied last night and I didn't have time to do anything BIG but I do have these cute little pearly brads that coordinate with my Christmas Blues kit. If you weren't able to get the kit yesterday the brads are still cute and can go with lots of other things. Enjoy and Comment if you DL! Flattery is Rewarded lol.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Suprise! Friday Freebie!

Christmas Blues

I whipped this up this morning while the baby was napping (Yeah, I'm that good!) I'm going to leave the DL link up for this one TODAY ONLY! so grab it quickly. If you download it then please leave a comment. Enjoy!

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Thursday, November 16, 2006

Journaling Spot Freebie

I wanted to get this up really quick. I desperately need to clean my house! Got the MIL coming over tomorrow and its a mess! Anyways, this is my first attempt at anything doodlish. Please leave a comment if you find them download worthy lol. (they are supposed to be crooked, just in case you were wondering!)

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SaturdayI'm hoping to get the next kit going. Still trying to inspire myself. I keep thinking I have it then...well I don't haha! I'm hopeful though.

A *Dare* I had to do

So here I am, a little bit bored just cruising the scrap blogs looking at layouts and kits and such and I find the blog of Jeannie Papai (She has a great one btw) and the very first post she is daring us to Scrap our bottoms. I thought that this was such a funny and brave thing to do I had to take her up on the dare and I had the perfect picture to do it! On Halloween I took my daughter trick-or-treating with one of my best friends and her kids. Since I had to push the stroller I gave my friend the camera to snap pictures of the kids. One particular photo she was trying to get the girls, walking back home after a long and fruitful night of collecting materials for their upcoming sugar rushes and she ended up getting a shot of my tushy instead. You can barely even see the girls! Anyways, I figured it would be a perfect way to "end" my halloween pages LOL! So, here is my Layout...

Credits: Kit is by me! Font is HappyDaze, Stitch is a .png by Michelle Pearson and I scraplifted a LO I saw on SB.com here.

Way too early!

I woke up this morning at 6am and considering I went to sleep at midnight last night and the baby kept waking me that is really not enough sleep. He is all bright eyed and bushy tailed right now though so here I sit, baby in lap and very sleepy! I decided that since he was the one keeping me up I would do a LO of him. I used the posting bonus add on for the Tough Stuff kit.

Blogger has a very bad habbit of cutting off the bottom of my LO's. Anyone know why? It is kinda irking me! I wanted it aligned to the left but it wouldnt do it without cutting off from the baby's fingers and down...

I've got my next kit in the works. So far only in my mind but hopefully I can get a piece up tomorrow for you guys. I've got all night to work on it, at least after the baby goes down for the night. The 4 year old is staying at grandma's house tonight and I must admit I'm looking forward to the break from my beautiful little drama queen.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Tough Stuff Final Day!

This is the last of my Tough Stuff kit. I had a lot of fun making it and really appreciated all the great and supportive comments you guys gave! I have an AWESOME treat for your persistent posters if you want it, just scroll to the bottom of the post. Now, on to today's freebie! 4 Patterned Papers and 4 overlays. If you download please leave a comment. Thank you and enjoy!

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OK, now on to the treat for persistent posters! I have a special add on pack for the Tough Stuff kit just for these people:

vj's scraprom
Danielle (yes, there are two)
feild ja

These are the people who posted their thank you's on at least two of the other 5 blog posts or DST forums posts. I really appreciate your gratitude and praise. It keeps me motivated to create these kits for you guys. Here is your special treat!

If your name is on the list and you want this Tough Stuff add on then please email me at rykku1@yahoo.com with your posting name and I'll send you back the DL link! This is my thank you to YOU!

I'm sorry to all of the anonymous posters who posted more than once. I have no way to tell who you are and I'm sure some of you posted your thank you's a few times. :( All that I can suggest is that you pick a silly memorable name so that I can distinguish your posts. Even if it has to be boogie465 or something silly like that.

Tough Stuff Day 4

Dining Room Update - We got the second coat on our dining room last night and it looks good but there are a few places that it needs a little more so we are going to have to do a 3rd coat. Then We have to paint all the moldings white and repaint the cabinets in the corners because we are going with more of an ivory color. I cannot wait til its all finished, I'm tired of my dining room table being in my VERY small living room.

And now for day 4! As always, please comment if you download and enjoy!

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Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Tough Stuff Day 3

Today's freebie is kinda big and not everything in the freebie is shown in the preview here. Please, leave a comment if you DL and enjoy!

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Monday, November 13, 2006

Tough Stuff Bonus QP

I had some fun playing around with the Tough Stuff kit and made this page. I thought it turned out well so I made it into a Quick Page for you guys!

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The Dining Room & Tough Stuff Day 2

The paint has FINALLY started going into the dining room, YAY! Here a shot of the plain white boring wall after it was all taped up.

And here is the paint in progress!

And, of course what you have all been waiting for, Tough Stuff day 2!! 1 PP, 5 Brads, 5 Ribbons. LOVED all the comments from yesterday. You guys are great :) Thanks!

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Saturday, November 11, 2006

Tough Stuff Freebie Day 1!

My next big kit is all about the boys and its called "Tough Stuff." I'm going to be releasing a little bit of this kit everyday until its all out so keep checking back! This first piece I was going to release on Sunday but I'm not sure If I'll get on the computer much so I'm putting it out now. This is one piece of patterned paper and 4 word arts. The next part will be up Monday morning! I hope you all enjoy it. If you download, please leave me a comment. I get over 150 people downloading my files and about 10 comments. Thank you!

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Friday, November 10, 2006

What a Cake!

Well, I baked a cake for my husband's birthday (I'm such a good cook, Betty Crocker and I get along great!) and after it cooled I let the kids decorate it with some of the halloween candy. They had a blast! This is a little LO I did of the cake and how happy Randy was when he saw it. It was a total suprise to him.

LO Credits: Kit is Just Breezy by Leah Riordan, Stamped Alpha by Michelle Coleman, Font is Brittanic Bold.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Well Darn!

I wanted to spend tonight getting a new freebie ready for tomorrow but my husband called off work to fix a leaky bathtub faucet so now I don't have any time to myself. I doubt I will be able to get it done in the morning either because tomorrow is his birthday and I seriously doubt he will enjoy spending it with me up on the computer. I suppose I can't complain too much, I do want his birthday to be a special one. We first met the week of his birthday so its a mini anniversary for us too. I'll def have one out by Mon so check back!

Me and my hubby at the Bristol Ren Faire this past summer.

Just me! Bad wench!

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Another LO for me today and a Freebie for lookin'

My LO's seem to be rolling out which is ok by me. I havent been getting many done lately. I really should be working on painting my dining room but this is so much more fun! The dining room will be gorgeous when we finally do finish it though. I HOPE by the end of the week, I'll get some pictures of it up for you all to see. Anyways, here is the LO I did tonight.

LO Credits: Kit is Timeless Beauty by Angie Miner, Stamped Alpha by Michelle Coleman, Stitching by Nisha Morton.

I decided to try my hand at creating my own stitches. Just a simple straight stitch. Maybe I'll give a zig zag or criss cross stitch a try next but for now I'm pleased with these.

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I would love to hear your comments on these or ideas on what else I could do with them. Thanks so much and I hope you enjoy!

Don't forget about my Challenge for the Pixie Dust kit! Read about it Here

Time Flies

Yesterday my baby boy turned 5 months old. I can't believe how quickly this "baby" time is going by. I hold him now while he sleeps and my arms go dead because of how heavy he is getting! At only 6lbs 8oz when he was born this 15lb little porker is heavy! He is such a doll though, I just wish I could hold these moments forever. Its a good thing I have my scrapbooking to remember them.

LO Credits: Papers are from Angie Miner's Mocha Blue kit, elements are from her Timeless Beauty kit. Title font is Thick Chocolate and journaling font is Britannic Bold.

Attitude is Everything Day 6 - Final Addition

Check out the post below about my Pixie Dust kit!

Here is the final part to my "Attitude is Everything" kit. Enjoy scrapping! As always, I appreciate a comment if you download the file.

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Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Freebie With a Twist!

My daughter is so cute! She loves Tinker Bell and any time she sees her she starts yelling "Oh mommy! Tinkle Bell!" I just adore how she mispronounces some words and therefore decided to design a little kit based on the colors that make me think most of her little fairy idol. I now introduce my new kit Pixie Dust!

As always I'm giving this kit away completely free BUT this time there is a small twist. I want to see some layouts made with my kits. Post a comment directing me to a LO created with one of my previous freebies and I'll send you the link to DL this kit! Please don't forget to leave me some way to contact you and get you the kit. I can't wait to see what you create!

Here is a small teaser for your enjoyment

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Attitude is Everything Day 5

Day 5 release is a stapled alpha and a *BONUS* matching PP. A few of the letters only have one staple on them while most have 2. If this bugs you then don't worry, the elements pack has the staple. That is the ONLY hint your getting! The alpha includes A-Z, a-z and some punctuation . ? ! { and } Drop shadow is not included in the alpha. Enjoy!!
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Monday, November 06, 2006

Attitude is Everything Day 4

Final release in the paper. These are the solids and distressed solids. This is a bigger file because there are 10 papers. Tomorrow's release will hopefully be out in the morning but it may have to wait until sometime after 5 CST.

These are the same file so only DL one link please. Leave a comment if you DL and thank you so much!

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Sunday, November 05, 2006

Attitude is Everything Day 3

Here is third release to my Attitude is Everything Kit. Its the final addition to the Patterned Paper. Check back tomorrow for more. Lovin' the comments so keep them coming.

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Saturday, November 04, 2006

Attitude is Everything Day 2

The second peice to my Attitude is Everything kit is now available. Please comment if you DL. I'm off to get ready for the multitude of birthday parties I have to attend today. Hope you enjoy!

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Friday, November 03, 2006

New Look

I gave my blog a little makeover, and personality. I just need to give credit for the stitched twill tape in my header. It was made by Carrie Stephens. Everything else I did all on my lonesome. Thanks!

Attitude is Everything Freebie

I'm releasing a new kit, little by little. The first part of the kit is the Word Art. Obviously the kit is going to be girly but the pieces will all be a suprise as they come out. No previews! Hope you enjoy! Comments are always appreciated.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

You Have to Smile

1. How Do You Catch a Unique Rabbit?
Unique Up On It.

2. How Do You Catch a Tame Rabbit?
Tame Way, Unique Up On It.

3. How Do Crazy People Go Through The Forest ?
They Take The Psycho Path

4. How D o You Get Holy Water?
You Boil The Hell Out Of It.

5. What Do Fish Say When They Hit a Concrete Wall?

6. What Do Eskimos Get From Sitting On The Ice too Long?

7. What Do You Call a Boomerang That Doesn't work?
A Stick

8. What Do You Call Cheese That Isn't Yours?
nacho Cheese. (C'mon, say it again)

9. What Do You Call Santa's Helpers?
Subordinate Clauses.

10. What Do You Call Four Bullfighters In Quicksand?
Quattro Sinko..

11. What Do You Get From a Pampered Cow?
Spoiled Milk.

12. What Do You Get When You Cross a Snowman With a Vampire?

13. What Lies At The Bottom Of The Ocean And Twitches?
A Nervous Wreck.

14. What's The Difference Between Roast Beef And Pea Soup?
Anyone Can Roast Beef.

15. Where Do You Find a Dog With No Legs?
Right Where You Left Him.

26. Why Do Gorillas Have Big Nostrils?
Because they Have Big Fingers.

17. Why Don't Blind People Like To Sky Dive?
Because It Scares The Dog.

18. What Kind Of Coffee Was Served On The Titanic?

19. What Is The Difference Between a Harley And a Hoover ?
The Location Of The Dirt Bag.

20. Why Did Pilgrims' Pants Always Fall Down?
Because They Wore Their Belt Buckle On Their Hat.

21. What's The Difference Between a Bad Golfer And a Bad Skydiver?
A Bad Golfer Goes, Whack, Dang! A Bad Skydiver Goes Dang! Whack.

22. How Are a Texas Tornado And a Tennessee Divorce The Same?
Somebody's Gonna Lose A Trailer

Now, admit it. At least one of these made you smile

1. If you descend from the pilgrims, golf, skydive, own a trailer, live in Tennessee, drive a Harley, are related to someone who was on the Titanic, sky dive, golf, pick your nose, are blind, have a gimpy dog, really do pea soup, own a pampered cow, are a bull fighter, are one of Santa's helpers, own a boomerang, really do make holy water or are crazy OR if you know anyone who is, please don't take offense. These jokes are NOT pointed at you or your acquaintance . These are just silly jokes.

2. NONE of these jokes are about MY famil so don't go callin' my momma a meanie!

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Credits: Kit by Rhonna Farrer, Font is Lucida Sans Typewriter, Doodle is by Angie Briggs, Inked overlay is by Nancie Rowe Janitz

Preview...My Next MEGA Freebie

Well, I started working on a little kit in "Fall" colors for Thanksgiving but after I finished my first paper I decided it looked more like Christmas paper and I liked it A LOT! I've decided to turn it into my next big project. So, without further ado I present to you a preview of the Christmas Mega Kit Freebie!!

What I want to know is: What type of elements are YOU interested in receiving in this kit? Please, post a comment and let me know. I'll try my best to cater to your desires.

Here is a little Treat for helping me out and HOPEFULLY giving your input. I made these to coordinate with the "Christmas Tyme" kit but I didn't think they had the same Christmasy feel so I'm offering them up now instead. Thanks so much and enjoy!