Friday, April 27, 2007


Just real quick to post the video!

And yes, thats my sassy DD in the background yelling at us to stop making so much noise so she can go to sleep. I've never met a 5 year old that puts herself to sleep like she does but oh well....

Thursday, April 26, 2007

My First Tag!

I'm so excited, I've been tagged for the very first time! The lovely and talented Jessie tagged me.

The rules: Use the 1st letter of your name to answer each of the following...They MUST be real places, names, things...NOTHING made up! If you can't think of anything, skip it. Try to use different answers if the person before you had the same 1st initial. You CAN'T use your name for the boy/girl name's harder than it looks!

Your Name: Jessica

1. Famous Singer/Band: Janis Joplin (two points baby!)

2. 4 letter word: jade

3. Street: Jefferson

4. Color: jazzberry jam (two points again but I cheated and crayola helped me lol)

5. Gifts/Presents: Jacket

6. Vehicle: Jaguar

7. Things in a Souvenir Shop: Jets (of the toy variety)

8. Boy Name: Jonathan

9. Girl Name: Jackie

10. Movie Title: Jurasic Park

11. Drink: Jamba Juice

12. Occupation: Janitor

13. Flower: Joquil

14. Celebrity: Judge Judy (two points!)

15. Magazine: Jam!

16. U.S. City: Jupiter, FL

17. Pro Sports Teams: Jazz (Utah Basketball Team)

18. Fruit: Juicyfruit?

19. Reason for Being Late for Work: Jailed!

20. Something You Throw Away: Jars

21. Things You Shout: JERK!

22. Cartoon Character: Jiminy Cricket

And I tag Amy and Manu

Bad/Sad news time. First, I went down into my basement this morning to do some laundry and there was water everywhere! I woke up DH (who is working nights so he had only been asleep for 3 hours) and we started trying to figure out where it was coming from. We still don't know, and no one can come out and give us an estimate on fixing it until Saturday. Here is a pic...ignore the dark dank mess... I had piles of laundry seperated all over the floor.

Then later in the day DH's grandmother called to let us know that DH's cousin took his life. I'm not sure why but I do know that he left behind a wife and 3 small children. A three year old son and 5 month old twin daughters. I hate tragedies like these... It really makes you appreciate what you have. On top of all that my parents are set to arrive tomorrow...yikes!
A little cheer to add to all that drear too... Austin learned how to clap tonight. Its the cutest thing! I've got it on video but havent uploaded it yet. Hopefully next week I can show you all

Austin's Plane Freebie!

Tomorrow my parents arrive. I'm pretty excited but I still have a ton of stuff to do to get ready! Stupid never ending laundry! It will be nice to have the upstairs railing fixed though (thats what my dad is coming to do) And this will be the 2nd time they get to see the baby so thats nice too.

I've put together a little addon to go with the Austin's Plane kit which is still 50% off today. Grab it quick because tomorrow morning it goes back to full price. Be sure to check out the rest of my store at OAKS too because everything is 50% off!

Included in the add-on are four dotted papers and an embroidered uppercase alpha.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

New Product and New Store!!

I've very excited to announce that I've started selling in a new store! I'm a new Designer at One of a Kind Scrapz! I'm having an impromptu celebration sale so for the next few days you can get my designs for 50% off! Head on over to OAKS and fill your cart!!!

Also, with the new store comes a new kit. This kit is one of my favorites so far! Austin's Plane, inspired by my son :) and included in the 50% off sale.

Monday, April 23, 2007

In Memory of Miles

I just want to take a moment to direct everyone to Christina's blog today for a free kit in honor of Kellie's son Miles.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Bargain Basement Today!

Check out what I have in the Bargain Basement over at The Daily Scrap! Today only my Bits of RicRac are $1.50!

Soccer and Stitches!

Today was Caitlin's first soccer game. She did ok, fell a lot and got really dramatic about it, like a little dirt on her knee was proof of a broken leg or something. I got some cute pictures though! Thats my girl in the pink shorts. I think I'll have to buy her a black pair so she matches the rest of the team lol

Check out this CUTE LO I did today. I really love that its getting warmer out!

Everyone loved my last stitches so much I decided to throw out a couple of more for you. These ones are bigger than the last set so you can thread even more of your buttons!

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Friday, April 20, 2007

Button Stitch Freebie!

We all know that buttons look better when they are stitched to the page so its hard when we find totally cute buttons that arent threaded! I ran into that problem today so I've got a solution for you! I made a couple of stitches that should fit perfectly in your unthreaded buttons. These stitches are so versatile, you can use them in your buttons or line them up to form a row of stitching. I've included the two pink buttons in the download since they are in the preview. I hope you find these useful!
Leave a comment if you DL please, thanks!

Scraps for Charity Quick Pages!

I just want to remind eveyone again of the great girls over at Scraps for Charity. The kit this month benefits the Riley Children's Hospital and 100% of all procedes go to the charity. There is now a set of quick pages up made with the Riley's kit that you can grab for only $5. Thanks for all of your support so far!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

More New Stuff!!! On Sale!! (Oh, and a freebie!)

Two more items added to the store today. Check these out! All of my new products are on sale 30% off for one week from the date they are put into the store. Today Glittered and Little Dotted Bows were added. These are some cute little element packs and pretty dang cheap!

Glittered is a set of 6 cardboard flowers in some really great colors. Each flower has glitter all along the edge and the petals are dusted with glitter as well. For only $1.05, you can't really beat that.

The Little Dotted Bows pack has 20 bows in lots of colors! Its hard to see the details in the preview so here is a full size on one of them.

Also don't forget to check out "The Girl", my newest kit that was added to the store yesterday. Its in the post below this one so scroll down.

And finally, do you want to sample the little dotted bows? I have a set of 5 of the bows in various rainbowy colors just for you!

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New Kit - The Girl on Sale!

I've got a new kit out that was just added yesterday to The Daily Scrap store. The Girl, inspired my daughter Caitlin, is bright, fun and funky! I'm really loving the colors of this kit and I hope that you do too! It's on sale 30% off through next Tuesday so run quick and grab it for only $3.50. After Tuesday the price goes back up to $5.00 so hurry!

In other news, Caitlin has soccer practice today. Her last two practices and her first game have all been cancelled due to weather. Today the weather shows PM showers so we are keeping our fingers crossed for a practice.

Austin got his first pair of shoes last Friday. He is so funny when we put them on him, he acts like he has blocks of concrete on his feet and he can't move but they are so cute!! Check them out.
Then on Sunday he got his first haircut. It was getting a little long and shaggy in the front and around the ears so I gave in and let Randy take him in. I wanted to wait until after he turned one so I could get a nice lock of hair, I've settled for a little lock.

So what do you all think?

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Boy Oh Boy Freebie

Before I get to the freebie I would like to take a moment to remind everyone about the Charity group I'm a part of. Scraps For Charity is completely non-profit. Every month we will have a new kit for sale and the procedes of that kit go to the charity of the month. This month we are doing the Riley Hospital for Children. This is a really great cause and we appreciate all the help you offer. There are 6 seperate kits, each done by a fabulous designer, that all use the same bright and kid friendly color scheme. Also available is a coordinating alpha. Go here to purchase.

Yesterday I had a chance to get some scrapping done and I was able to do some of my Easter LO's. Of course I still have a ton of Easter pictures left but its a start right? Check out that bunny on the LO of Austin. Its from the Easter Chipboard Freebie that Christina Renee (I love her!) offered on her blog. That guy is hillarious. Anyways, I'm hoping I can get more done today along with a couple other CT/Design things.

Credits Here

Credits Here

Now on to the Freebie. It isnt much, just 6 solid papers with a cool circly pattern on them. I stuck with colors that would work great for boys so that it leaves me open to throw some girly solids out later. I hope that you can find a use for these.

Download Here

Please leave a comment if you download, and no file sharing! Also, don't forget to check out the charity! Thanks guys, love ya!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Scraps for Charity Bonus Today Only!

It really sounds like launch day (yesterday) was awesome for the April Scraps for Charity kit to benefit the Riley Children's Hospital. Today is the second day in our mission to get some money to these awesome charities and for today only when you purchase the April kit you get a special bonus! Head on over to the Scraps for Charity blog and help out with this cause.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Scraps For Charity Grand Opening

Digital scrapping has become a wide spread phenomenon amongst the scrapbook community. So what better way to help those in need, than to sell digital scrapbook kits and donate those funds to charities in need of help? We do just that. We are a 100% Non-profit organization. We want to help those who need it most, by doing what we love. Scrapping.Saving Lives One Kit At A Time.SooOoo... Head over to the Scrap For Charity Blog to pick up this GREAT Charity Kit for Riley Hospital for Children! It's bright, bold, primary colors are great for all those kiddie layouts! Very versitale and chalked full of goodies from some GREAT designers!

Check out some of the great LO's done with the kit already!

You can buy each piece individually or thoe whole Mega kit all in one! Please come support this great cause!

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Challenges at The Daily Scrap

This month I started hosting two of the challenges over at The Daily Scrap. With each challenge you complete you get a posting gift by me!

The first challenge is the Holiday Challenge, this one is pretty self explanitory. You need to scrap a LO having to do with whatever holiday I pick that month. It could be anything from Halloween to President's Day but will always relate to the month we are in. It could also be a foriegn holiday, you just never know. Of course there is a little twist to it too. I'm never just gonna say scrap your Easter pictures, that would be too easy! So this month we are scrapping past Easter pictures. They can be from last year or 20 years ago, you just can't use the current year. For completing this challenge, posting your LO in the gallery at TDS and then posting you link back to the forums where I host the challenge you will recieve this!

Second Challenge I'm hosting is the Impromptu Challenge. This is a random theme each month. This month I'm doing Western! I want to see pictures ranging from "Cowboys & Indians" to Pony Rides. Meaning real or pretend. And for completing this one you get this!

Did you notice that the two posting bonuses coordinate? Yeah, its that way on purpose! Actually all of the posting bonuses for every challenge at TDS will coordinate each month so you'll want to complete them all so you end up with a huge kit by many designers! Head on over and check out all the challenges we have running!

On to other things...Austin is cutting another tooth, now he has both of his bottom incisors. It was certainly a rough night last night. Poor guy has to be in pain with those teeth cutting. He was up crying off and on through out the whole night.

The invites went out yesterday for Caitlin's Pony Party. She still has no idea.

My husband has his computer up and running for me and I've got a trial version of Photoshop CS2 for now. I'm hoping my Photoshop 7 comes in the mail soon. I'm liking CS2 so far but its different from what I'm used to so it takes me a lot longer to get things done because I keep trying to do it the PS7 way. Well, I'm off to get the girl ready for school, hope you all have a great day!!!