October 22, 2008

Butterfly Meadows and Lotsa Goodies

I've been digging through old photos again today. I found this cute one of my neice from Spring when the wildflowers were blooming here in Texas. We do have BEAUTIFUL wildflowers. I used Kim Broedelets newest kit "Loryn" from her Friend Series. Man Oh Man I looove that beautiful gem rain I used on the frame. She's got three different colors. They are sooo pretty!!!!
Here's a peek at all the other goodies in "Loryn". AND, YIPPEE YAY!!!! It's 25% for a limited time at her shop over at Digital Scrap Obssesion so be quick to snag it. And be sure to check back soon. This is only the first of her "Friend Series", she's making a whole series of these kits, one for each of her friends. I CAN'T wait to see what's coming next!!!!! Actually, she's a tooon of stuff planned to share with us so be sure to stop back soon for more goodies
I can't believe I've not made any Halloween goodies yet. I don't know why. Halloween is one of my family's favorite holidays. We LOOOVE dressing up and scaring all the neighborhood kiddies LOL!!! The kids usually hang so much webbing on the front porch you can't even see the house!! Then one of the boys will take turns sitting on the swing with a dish of candy in some scary costume just waiting to make the older kids pee their britches ROTF (I make them tone it down for the wee ones, we wouldn't want to scar the poor kids for life!!!) Well, I may of not made any goodies yet but look at these cool Halloween Pattern Overlays Kim had made for us. You can grab them HERE from her shop over at DSO.
OMG ya'll!! I am STILL laughing. I just seen a "talk to your kids about drugs" commercial on the telly. This mom's talking about how to talk to you kids with no distractions. She heads into the bathroom where her teenage son's taking a shower, opens the curtain and asks "do you know what weed is?". He hollars "MOOOOOM". He pulls the curtain shut and she waits a second, opens it again and asks "do you know what weed does to you?". "MOOOOOOOOM"!!! Too funny. I just had another "sex" talk with my recent graduate that same way ROTF!! Hey, in my defense, he did listen, was embarrassed (more about having to talk about sex with his mom than the fact I invaded the toilet LOL), but he did listen. That's ok, they're gonna talk to me one way or another and if the only time I can pin them down is in the shower, than so be it so "NEENER NEENER NEENER"!!!

I've got some "Smiles" to share with you all and to pass on. Carol over at Crops2Dawn has given me this awesome awesome award. Isn't it so pretty :-) Thanks so very much for the smiles Carol MWUAH!!! I looove it. I will be back tomorrow to pass this on to a few of my favorite blogs.
Because, tonight, I am tagging people LOL!!!! Andrea at The Dickensons tagged me awhile back and I am waaaaaaaay behind getting this out. I looove visiting her blog!! She has the sound track to "Mamma Mia" playing on her blog. OMG!! I loooooved that movie. My daughter and I had a blast at the theater. We didn't go see the sing-a-long version but that didn't stop us !!! We were singing along acting so goofy I'm surprised they didn't kick us out ROTF!! I'm like REALLY LATE getting this out so please please forgive me Andrea!! I've had to do some blog-hopping first so I could pass it on .
So, seven random facts about myself huh. Since I've such a big mouth, this ought to be easy enough LOL!!
1. I'm known as the "pie lady" in my hometown because of my pies. Everyone want's to know my "secret ingredient". I tell them it's because they're made with love :-).
2. I'm ADDICTED to "Mamma Mia". I could watch it over and over!! It was such a fun movie.
3. I play fiddle and live in Texas but I HATE playing country music. If I have to play "Cotton Eyed Joe" or "Orange Blossom Special" one more time, I'm gonna strangle someone with my bow!!
4. My favorite music to play on said fiddle is Celtic Rock and Irish Folk.
5. I believe in Karma, you get what you give.
6. I went to Catholic School and my favorite nun, Sister Frances, caught me crying in the hall one day in the first grade. She told me that when I cry it rains but I when I smile, the sun shines. I've always remembered that to this day, that's why I have "Smiles" in my sidebar.
7. Last fact, I have HORRIBLE taste in men, love the bad boys. What can I say :-) I went to Catholic School ROTF!!!

Ok, now to pass it on. I'm am choosing six from the contestants of K-Joi's Designer Contest cause they deserve it ya'll. An awesome group of ladies. The hard work is over and now they can relax and have some fun. So here we go:
7. And the last to Leaonna at Busy Scrappin for putting up with my butt and still wuving me even when I went MIA!!

Ok, I'm through with gabbing at ya'll LOL. Bless you that read through my blogs LOL!! Here's a goody for ya'll. This is a QP freebie I made using Kim's "Loryn" kit. Be sure to drop by Kim's blog for more goodies made with this kit. But don't dawdle, some are for a limited time only :-) You can CLICK HERE to snag my freebie.

You all have a safe and happy week!! Don't forget to smile ya'll :-)

October 19, 2008

Butterflies in the Wind

I was just browsing around K-Joi Studios shop and man-oh-man ya'll!! You just won't believe all the wonderful wonderful freebies and WONDERFUL WONDERFUL new kits they have!! You have GOT to go check it out!! All the kits from the designers contest are still up and free for the snaggin'. I personally played with many of them and they were just lovely!!!!!

The contestants who took part in the designer contest got together and decided to hold a Blog Hop. Each contestant made a cool freebie for ya'll (available on their blogs), a way of saying "Thank You" for all the support they recieved these past few weeks. If you visit, please be sure to leave a little love and a HUGE HUGE thank you!!!! These ladies worked really really hard and deserve it ya'll!!! The links to the Blog Hop are at the bottom of this post.

Well ya'll, I HAD to play with my daughters pretty little pose picture one more time. I just love how she's posing for the camera. She was such a ham for the camera when she was little LOL!! Now she runs to grab something to hide her face any time I point one at her ROTF!!! Being a mother of 4, I can definately understand and respect the quote :-) I used mITSYBELLE's (one of K-Joi's newest designers) kit "Spring Meadows". It's an awesome kit and so easy to play with!! I absolutely LOOOVE the sticker flowers and the papers are just lovely!!!! This is another layout I made using mITSYBELLE'S "Spring Meadows" If ya'll can't tell by all the violin music I have playing here, I play violin myself and this is one of my all time favorite "Musical Quotes". Suits me too a tee LOL!!! This one and "Music washes away from the soul the dust of every day life". I'll have to do a layout with that one day as it IS my motto!!!!!
This is a photomanipulation I did with that very quote. Maybe I'll share more with ya'll over time if you'd like to see them. I made HUNDREDS and HUNDREDS of them ROTF!! Tons with violinists as those are my absolute favorites!!!!
These are two more of my favorites. This one had animated waves and the bottom animated mist but I can't get gifs to work even though it says they will, go figure. I just love this saying as well. A few "smile" wrinkles dont hurt now do they :-) I figure we're gonna get them anyway, we may as well have fun putting them there ROTF!!!!
Well, we FINALLY got some rain here and Texas. Thanks to all who wished it my way LOL!! We needed it sooo desperately. AND HOT D#@%, it wasn't attached to a hurricane this time!!! We have just been POUNDED this year!!! And more yays my way, it has FINALLY cooled off here as well. I got to do a little baking. You DONT want to turn on the oven here in Texas when it's 105 outside UGH!!! So, to celebrate the cooler weather and winter coming up, I made ya'll a few Winter Sparkle Swirls to use in your layouts. You can CLICK HERE for this first one.
And then you can CLICK HERE for the second. I couldn't figure out for the life of me how to make a decent preview with all four so I seperated them. With each download, you also will get the swirl paper I made for the background of the previews. As always, comments are welcome and if you'll leave your blog addy here or on 4-Shared, I'll be glad to stop by and visit ya as I looove love to get visitors myself :-)
And, now, as promised (you KNOW I had to make ya'll read my chitter chatter first ROTF!!!), here are the links to K-Joi's Designer Contestants Blog Hop. You all did a wonderful wonderful job ladies and congratulations to the new designers in the group!!!!!

Lizard Dau Designs
Digidesigns By Amberbaz
Panda Bear Designs
April Dawn Creations
Camillas Kitchen
Lori Imel
Schappys Scrapdesign
Stacey Crossley Designs
Cancer Moon Creations
Tripalee Designs
KatLen Kreations
Belanna At Odds
SandEz Creationz
Biebels Scraps

October 16, 2008

Pretty Poses, Skinned Knees a HUGE Birthday Bash and a Blog Challenge

Good day Ya'll!!! I have WONDERFUL news. K-Joi Studios is having a HUGE HUGE Birthday Bash Oct 17, 18 and 19. You won't want to miss this ya'll. Be sure to stop by for loads and loads of freebies, prizes, blog hops, challenges and all sorts of fun. Also, every thing is 50% off at the store to celebrate! Visit the forum for more info on the birthday events: http://kjoistudios.com/ See you there!!
I made a few layouts this week to share with you. I played with Kim Broedelets "Softly Sweet" and "I Believe for Girls" kits again. I just loooove these kits. They have by far got to be two of my favorite favorite kits to play with. I found this ADORABLE picture of my little girl. She was soooo mad at me that day when I made her put on that dress, can ya tell LOL!!!!! She was such a little tomboy, always chasing after her big brother and his friends, much to his dismay!!! Notice the grubby little fingers and skinned knees. And only MY little sweetie would put a troll instead of a barbie in a barbie boat ROTF!!!!
And here is another cute cute pic I found of her. I just love how she posed for the camera. This was probably the VERY LAST time I WILLINGLY got her to into a dress. I looooved to dress her up in pretty little dresses with pretty little hats. I knew it wasn't going to last long so I made the most of it while I had the chance!!!!
I found an AWESOME AWESOME blog this week, Waterloo Projects. It's a group of ladies who make the absolutely coolest kits. I just love them!! Here's a layout I made using their "On the Autumn Meadow". This is my little tomboy with her big brother. He always was and still is soooo over protective of her. The last date she was on, he sat right behind her and her sweetie at the movies, swatting the guy any time he just looked like he was about to get fresh. Poor kid LOL!!!
And here is a matching QP freebie I made for ya'll. You can CLICK HERE to download the freebie. If you visit Waterloo Projects, be sure to leave a little love and Thank You for all their hard work and awesome awesome goodies.
UPDATE: I just visited Jen at Chaos Lounge and found out her entire shop is on sale 30% off until the end of the month!!! WOOOO HOOOO!!! Her goodies are just AWESOME AWESOME. Be sure to take advantage of this sale and go snag you a few goodies. And even more good news, she is the featured Designer at Digital Candy for the next two weeks!!! Congratulations Jen!!!! So, for the next two weeks, she's having a Blog Challenge where you can win a coupon good for 10 dollars at her store!! You can download the free kit and learn more about it HERE on her blog. I just loooove love her doodles!! She is the doodle queen LOL!!!!

October 06, 2008

Lotsa QP Freebies and Rainy Day Blues - Bring it On LOL!!!!

Well ya'll, it's another HOT HOT DRY DRY day here in Texas. Man, we need some rain. It's so brown and ugly outside right now. I'm hoping no idiot drives by and throws out a lit cigarette as the brush on the other side of my 6 foot WOODEN fence looks like kindlin just waiting to be lit LOL!!! Jen at Chaos Lounge has a new AWESOME kit out, Rainy Day Blues, which she has 40% off until Friday so go snag it quick. I really enjoyed playing with it, hoping for rain as I was!!!! Here is a layout I did with it, "A Blustery Day".
And here is a preview with all the other goodies she's got in it. I loove loove love the raindrops!! They are so cool. I am most DEFINATELY going to have to play with this one again. Also, be sure to stop by Jen's blog, Chaos Lounge, as she's made a freebie goody for us to go with it. If you do download the freebie, be sure to leave a little love and thank you for her generosity.
Here is a layout I made using Kim Broedelet's revamped kit, Precious Angel Memories Blue. This is my son and his sweetie all snazzed up for the prom. Aren't they a couple of cuties. That's about the only time I will get to see that boy in a tux I reckon ROTF!!
Kim has also made a pink kit, Precious Angels Memories Pink, for the little girls. Here is a preview of both kits, blue and pink, so that you can see all the awesome awesome goodies that goes with them. Both kits are on sale this week only for 25% off so be sure to snag them before the sale ends. Also, Kim has made some lovely lovely freebie quick pages for us as well using both kits. The are only up for a short time so be sure to visit quickly to snag them. And as always, please be sure to leave a little love and thank you for her generosity.
Here is another layout I made this week using my new QP freebie. This is myself and my dear friend Patty, the only internet friend I ever got to meet, in NYC. Sadly, I lost contact with her so if any one that strolls in here recognizes that big beautiful smile, tell her I am looking for and miss her!!!!
CLICK HERE to download the freebie. Comments
and a little love and a thank you are always welcome.