Sunday, January 28, 2007

How Cute are these?

MissTiina has some new products up! They are adorable! The first is a colab kit with Athena called Dizzy Love. This thing has a TON of stuff in it! With Valentine's Day coming up how can you resist all this lovey dovey pink?

Second is a cute set of tags that coordinate.

You have to admit these things are cute!!
And a LO using the kit and my template freebie!

Friday, January 26, 2007

Divalicious Weekend! and Freebie

Have you seen the schedule of events at Digiscrapdivas this weekend yet? Well here you go!

Friday, January 26, 2007

10:00 pm EST: Divalicious Weekend Kick-Off With Carrie and Amy BleserLet's get this party started!
Join Carrie Roddell, the new DigiScrapDivas owner, and Amy Bleser, for a fun chat filled with games, inspiration and prizes!

12 midnight EST: ReDesign Chat with Carrie and Alane
Remember when you first started digiscrapping? Do you cringe at the sight of some of your earliest layouts? Well now is your chance to re-design it! Carrie and Alane will have you giving a facelift to a layout you did a while back!

Saturday, January 27th

10:00 am EST: Good Morning Divas with Amy Bleser
We are going to start the morning with a few backflips. Okay, not really! But we are going to do a fliplift! Come and see what layout you are going to flip over in the morning!

12:00 noon EST: Interview You Chat with Jessica and Alane
It's time to create a layout about ourselves. Jessica and Alane will be providing you with some questions to think about and scrap a layout with.

2:00 pm EST: Get a Jumpstart with Amy Watson
Everyone can use a JumpStart! Amy will be providing a template for everyone to jump into and create a fantastic layout with!

3:00 pm EST: Techniques Chat with Kim Hill
Join Kim Hill for an afternoon chat focusing on a new technique.

4:00 pm EST: Fun and Games with Kim Johnson
Get ready for some fun trivia with Kim! She is going to test your knowledge of DigiScrapDivas.

5:00 pm EST: Template Crop/Chat with Kelley McDonald
Everyone loves a template! Kelley has a great template to share with everyone and great tips and assistance with working with templates.

6:00 pm EST/10:00 am Australian time: Good Morning Australia Chat with Natalie
It it Sunday morning in Australia, so all of you folks from "Down Under" join Natalie for a fun morning crop to get your day started!

9:00 pm EST: Meet the new DigiScrapDivas Creative Team with Berta
Join Berta for a game of Bingo that will help you get to know our new Creative Team. Check the Divalicious forum to pick up your Bingo card and get started!

10:00 pm EST: Meet the new DigiScrapDivas Designers with Carrie Roddell
Come and play along with Carrie and the designers and get to know all the new designs and designers in the store.

11:00 pm EST: Build-a-Layout with Sherri Tierney and Jeni Cantrill
Join Sherri and Jeni for a fun-filled challenge where they will tell you want elements you need to put on your layout and then you will build it!

My chat is the one in purple, I'd love to see you there! There are so many sales, games and challenges this weekend, you really don't want to miss it!

On to your freebie, hope you like my 3rd template for you. I havent done a LO with it yet but I plan on it. Leave a comment if you DL, I love hearing from you.

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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

What are you doing this weekend?

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Want a Laugh?

Additional LO Credits Here

This LO uses one of the kits in Faith True's new "My Boy Collection" which is on sale 15% off through the 28th at One of a Kind Scrapz. You can buy the collection as a whole or you can purchase each kit seperately.

Astrid's Baroque Bonus

Just thought I would share Astrid's prize for winning the naming contest for my Baroque kit.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Herritage LO's

I've been working on a couple of heritage layouts for my family so I thought I would share them. This first one is of both of my grandfathers.

These are of my grandparents wedding (on my father's side)

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Template Freebie #2

Just real quick to say "Here it is!"

Credits Here

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Please leave a comment if you DL. I love you guys :)

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Surgery Update!

Wow, I have a lot of people sending me healing thoughts and well wishes after my surgery. You guys are so nice! You keep asking how I'm doing so this is it! I'm fantastic! I barely even feel like I had surgery. The itching has stopped since I peeled off most of the tape. I really think I was allergic to it or something. I only left a few pieces on the bigger incisions because I'm a weirdo. I'm the type of person who gets my blood drawn and then that arm is dead to me for the rest of the day. I can't take off the bandage til the next day because I need the hole to close or I fear I'll start spurting blood everywhere! So, the tape on the BIG incisions stays or my guts will bust open. Told you I was a weirdo LOL!

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

It Snowed!

Finally! I have been dying to get some snow pictures and we had our first REAL snow of the area this winter. It did snow once before a little before Christmas I think but not enough to even stick on the ground. So here are a few pictures of my girl playing in the snow.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Baroque Elements have arrived!

I lost my motivation to do these yesterday so you are getting them LaaaaaaTE tonight instead. I like how they turned out though. Leave a comment if you DL, thanks!

Special Thanks to Atomic Cupcake!

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Saturday, January 13, 2007

What do you mean I'm not 4 Wheel Drive?

My handsome little man high centered himself in the most unusual place, just thought I would share. Poor guy. There is usually something on the bottom part of that table where he is stuck.

P.S. There is a safety cover on that outlet now, don't knw how I missed putting one there but when I DL the pictures and saw it I ran straight over and popped one in.


Special thanks to Atomic Cupcake and AmyW.(you know why!)

And the winner of the add on bonus is Astrid. She actually suggested Borak, but after doing some research trying to figure out what this interesting word meant I found this variation of it. Its an artsy style or time period. They actually use the word in Disney's Beauty and the Beast when Cogsworth and Lumiere are showing Belle around the castle. Cogsworth says "As you can see, the psuedo-facade was stripped away to reveal a minimalist rococo design. Note the unusual inversely vaulted ceilings. This is yet another example of the late neoclassic Baroque period. And, as I always say, "if it's not Baroque, don't fix it!" " he pronounces it Ba-roke. Go ahead and do a google image search for Baroque, I think its very fitting. So Miss Astrid, please email me at and I'll send you a link to your all exclusive one of a kind add on bonus to Baroque!

And for everyone else, if you missed out on the tag freebie yesterday don't worry, I'll add it to the element pack so you are sure to get it. So, without further a do, here is your DL link for the Baroque paper pack...

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Don't forget to leave a comment if you DL, I love to hear from you!

Friday, January 12, 2007


OK, first off I'm feeling great and healing nicely. I just itch like crazy!! I'm lucky I still have tape over my incisions and all I can do is scratch over the top of that. My other problem is every once in awhile if I turn too quickly or in the wrong way it feels like the top center incision is ripping open. It isnt really, it just burns. All right, enough surgery stuff and on to my REAL dilema.

I've finished the paper pack for next freebie but the name I had in my mind for it doesnt work at all now and I can't think of one that suits it so I need your help. Post a comment with your name suggestions and I'll choose one tomorrow night and release the paperpack. Of course everyone gets this kit but I'll give the person who comes up with a name an exclusive add on bonus to it. Here is the preview, hope you guys have better luck than I did naming it. Be sure to leave some way for me to contact you incase you win the add on bonus.

Quick freebie for today too, a tag that matches the kit.

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Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Update! YAY

Just wanted to post a quick update for you all. I really appreciate all the well wishes and concern, you guys are so sweet! I'm doing good, I actually slept on my side a little bit last night instead of flat on my back. On Monday the Dr. removed my bandages and now I just have pieces of tape over the incisions. I leave them there until they fall off on their own and then I guess I'm just a brand new person lol.

Be sure to check back Friday or Saturday evening for a freebie!

Saturday, January 06, 2007


Well, its all done and over with. Finally! The nurses had some problems getting the IV into my tiny veins so I've got stick marks on both hands and it hurt like HECK! I've got a pretty high tolerance for pain too. After the IV was in they put these massage things on my legs to keep the blood flowing then brought Randy back to see me for a little bit before taking me back into the operating room. Once in the OR they switched me to the table, put my arms straight out and put something in my IV to "relax" me. It made my hand very cold then the room started spinning and I don't remember anything else. I know after it was all over and I was coming out from sedation I could hear one of the nurses telling me it was all over and I did great. Then I just started freaking out. I wanted up off the table, I wanted to sit up and roll over but they wouldn't let me. I fought with them and they strapped me down and knocked me out again. The next thing I knew I was in recovery. I have no idea why I fought them or why I wanted to sit up. It was weird, like being in a dream world. I kept apologizing to the nurses and they just said I did great. No one talked about what happened when I first came out of sedation so I'm not even sure if it was real. It doesn't seem like me at all.

I got home at 3pm and went straight to sleep. Today I feel great. A little sore and my shoulder keeps hurting but still, that's not bad for just having part of my guts removed right? Here is a picture of my lovely iodine, bandage covered, tubby tummy.

Don't mind the blood...sorry.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Love Me

First a few LO's.

This one uses DSD's monthly mega kit found here. It's only $5 and has a TON of stuff in it by lots of talented designers. Check it out here.


This one uses Dirty Babe - Boy, by MissTiina. One of her new kits. You can get this one here or the girl version here. Each only $5.


Ok, here is a freebie inspired by my husband. I hope you all enjoy it. These are just a set of cute little transparent "Love" themed tiles. The colors in the preview are to show the transparency, there is no color in the tile itself.

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LOTS of News

Tomorrow is the day, 11am I go in for my surgury. I've never had surgury before so as the day gets closer I get more and more nervous. I don't like needles, I don't like the idea of being all cut up! I keep telling myself to be brave but I can picture it in my mind. There I am, sitting in the Doctors office and they call my name but I just sit there. They keep calling my name and my husband is next to me saying "Jess, that's you" but I just sit there staring straight ahead not wanting to go in. Am I just being a big baby about this? I mean I have gone through natural childbirth for goodness sakes! Either way, I'm scared and really not looking forward to it.

For the next bit of news I'm now on several different Creative Teams. I really enjoy being on a CT because it gives me more motivation to get my LO's done and I really need that. The new CT's were official on the first of the year. (she has two beautiful new baby kits up in her store, one for girls and one for boys) and I'm excited to be joining both teams. There is one more to be announced soon.

Now for a little freebie. I was talking to AmyW on hello this morning (she caught me pulling an all nighter) and we gabbed a little about her new gig selling her very cool templates over at DSD. You can check out her Jumpstarts Here. And I mentioned I had never made a template before and she talked about how much she loved doing it, and I must say she is good at it, but I thought I would give one a try too! So, without further ado you may now download my very first template based off of this LO I did here. The template is in PSD format.

LO Credits

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Thank you Amy for the inspiration! Please leave a comment if you DL. There is another freebie coming later tonight so watch for that too.