Monday, December 31, 2007


I got a freebie for you! Finally, huh?! things have been so insane around here but I think they finally might be settling down. It doesn't hurt that my hubby is gone at a friends playing video games lol. So here's the preview... Just some rubberbands to add to your layouts! Hope you have fun with them!


I also got a layout done for Bobbie- OneScrappyMom! It's of my cousin's lil girl at my wedding. She was blowing bubbles as we left... so cute!

It's made with her Rustic Love kit (which is very versatile!) and you can find it at Elemental Scraps.
Anyway, I'm off to take a nap since I'm all alone in PEACE and QUIET for once! :)

Saturday, December 29, 2007


I finally got around to making another layout for Kiki!! It's with her beautiful Celebrate kit which you can find at Here it is...
I had to use my new pictures of Justin and I, of course! :)

Hopefully I'll have time for another freebie for you later tonight or tomorrow. I've been slacking, huh?! One good reason for the holidays to hurry up and end. Although I'm looking forward to having Tuesday off work lol! Anyway, check back later this weekend :)

Friday, December 28, 2007


I finally finished cutting up the alphas! I'm uploading them now and here's the preview
So far only the Lilac is uploaded, they are large files and taking awhile. I'll add the other links as they are finished! Don't forget to stop by and thank Monica for creating the alphas and Flergs for the use of her glitter!!

Sunday, December 23, 2007


Hiya! Just wanted to update everyone.... I left yesterday for Texas at about 5 p.m. and got here around 9:30 last night. I surprised Justin (and his little brother because he was ECSTATIC!) with Rock Band for the 360. Justin didn't understand why I was so adamant upon bringing that thing until he saw Rock Band in my trunk lol! They hooked it up and played for hours! Justin just left with his dad to go buy his little brother his own 360 and Rock Band to surprise him for Christmas. Justin gets a discount on them so he had to ride along. Anyone have children (or husband) with Rock Band? "clack, clack clack clack, clack, clack...." lol that's all I hear from the drums. Oh well at least they are having fun, right?! Anyway, Just wanted to let you know where I am and why I don't have any freebies :( I have the internet obviously and my photoshop with me (of course!!) so maybe when they are playing their video games I can get something done. I'm almost done with all of the Alphas for our kit too. Sorry these are taking so long... Holidays tend to get in the way of everything, huh?! I'll have them cut up, zipped, and uploaded in time for all of those beautiful Christmas layouts though! Well we're off to eat lunch at Red Lobster (i think they forgot I worked there for THREE years lol)

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Snow Alpha

I finished cutting up the next alpha for you!! Here's a preview...


Don't forget Mónica was nice enough to make these for you, using Flergs' lovely glitter so don't forget to stop by their blogs :)


I don't have anymore alphas for you. Mónica has already made them for you but I'm supposed to be cutting them apart and zipping them up, b/c I have an easier/faster way of doing it. Unfortunately I had too much going on tonight to finish them but I'll try my best to get them all done tomorrow night and Thursday. I do have my work Christmas party/dinner tomorrow night and I'm not sure how long it will last so we'll see. Thanks for being patient with us! :)

I wish I had another freebie for you right now too :( But I just finished up my own Christmas card (yeah, I'm SUPER late) and some blinkie orders I had, now it's bed time! I have a few things in the works though! Check back in the next few days for freebies from me and the alphas!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007


I got pictures of me and my hubby!! yay!! Here's a slideshow so you can check em out...

Monday, December 17, 2007

Label Maker Freebie

I'm bored at work again so I made a small freebie for ya! The preview isn't the prettiest but I'm lacking in resources on this old computer lol.


Nothing new going on with me! I'm working on a cute (at least I hope it's cute) lil boys kit! The holidays seem to be slowing everything down as far as designing goes. My mama did call me today to talk about Christmas. We normally go to Vicksburg to my grandparents house and have lunch. My dad hunts the entire holiday so he leaves the woods long enough to come eat with us and open presents. We go ahead and do our Christmas with my parents then too since we don't really go all out anymore. They think we're too old or something lol. Anyway, we usually eat lunch there, open presents, then Justin and I leave and head for Texas. We get to his dad's and hang out and wake up and do Christmas morning with his dad and little brother, eat lunch and then just hang around and drive back that night. It's a long trip but worth it to see his family. I know he loves getting to spend Christmas with Devin (his lil bro). Soo... since Christmas Eve falls on a Monday we wanted to leave early (Sat. or Sun.) and go to Texas to get in some extra time with them. I told my mom to ask my grandmother about it, if she would mind doing our thing in Vicksburg Saturday lunch instead. My grandmother apparently already made her mind up that she's doing lunch on Christmas Day this year whether anyone is there or not. Needless to say, we WON'T be there because we'll be in Texas as we are every year. My dad isn't going to be there because he made plans to go hunting in Texas and said he's not driving that far on Christmas Day. I doubt my brother goes if I won't be there. So it's just going to be my mom. My grandmother said it's because she's tired of being alone (my grandfather is still alive... so she's never REALLY alone) on Christmas Day... a lot of good that does when no one will be there now because we had planned around NOT doing it Christmas Day. Besides, I'm not making Justin give up Christmas Day with Devin. I just babbled on a lot, didn't I?! Oh well.. it frustrates me. All that so she won't be lonely and now she won't even see us for Christmas at all. Ok I'm done now lol... Enjoy the freebie! Come back in a day or two and check because I'm working on another freebie for you!

Sunday, December 16, 2007


I just got the blue alpha finished up... here's a preview...

Hop on over to Monica's blog and thank her for making them and also Flergs for the use of her glitter!! :)

Pink and Light Green Alphas

Ellie just got these 2 finished up so here's the pink...

You can download it here

and here's the light green
You can download it here

I'm working on uploading a few more of them now and should have them up shortly :)

Saturday, December 15, 2007

A little something....

EXTRA! We had a few requests for the alpha used on our teaser bags.. the one "Whimsical Wonderland" was written in. Monica was the one that created that for us and she was nice enough to create an alpha for you... she actually did one in every color. The font is Beyond Wonderland and she used Flergs glitter to make it. We are trying to get them all packaged up for you but here's the first one that Ellie finished up. The rest shouldn't be far behind...

You can download the Red Alpha HERE
Enjoy and don't forget to stop by Monica's blog and thank her for her extra work!

Whimsical Wonderland!!!

**I've still had some comments that the links are not working... Please be patient. We've had A LOT of downloads which is causing it to give errors when it's too busy. If you get any errors for any of our parts just please try again later. Thanks!!! **

Well our 12 days are over!! We have a surprise for you though! :) We have an extra day of wonderful freebies for you! Go check out Shawn's blog at Quick Page Love to get her part!!

Previous Days:
Day 1- Ellie
Day 2- Flergs
Day 3- Kristi
Day 4- Michelle (IdziBitsy)
Day 5- Nicole at SugarplumPaperie
Day 6- Polka Dot Plum
Day 7- ME!! Look below for my part! :)
Day 8- Trish from Templates N More!
Day 9- Adriane
Day 10- Monica at MGL Scraps
Day 11- Franziska
Day 12- Jaque

Friday, December 14, 2007


I'm so excited!! I've been wanting one of this chicks that I see on some scrap sets (for packaging/logos). They are just TOO cute! So the lovely Ellie Lash of Sugar Snap Scraps mentioned she was thinking about selling some like the one she uses! I'm privileged enough to be one of the first (Maybe the First?) to get one of her beautiful chicks! She just sent it to me and I'm so happy!!! This was packaged with it and it shows both her chick and the one she just made for me (the blond of course lol). I put the sample over it as I'm not sure how she feels about it just being posted for all.
Isn't she the cutest thing ever?! Hopefully Ellie will start selling these soon for everyone (hint hint, Ellie) because I know a bunch of women will just love em and want one! Ok well I have blinkies to make and a husband to feed... later!!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007


Well Lucky You... I got bored at work and made a small freebie for you :) It's 5 Holiday Words in gold. Here's a preview...

Hope you get some use out of it! I have another freebie I'm working on that I will finish up when I get off work tonight and post for you tomorrow! Gotta get back to work... later..

Monday, December 10, 2007


I just wanted to say thanks to everyone! We've all had such nice comments about our kit it's amazing!! They definitely make up for the few negative ones we've had! Someone posted that the people who say negative things just need to be prayed for. I think they are probably right. We all have bad days... I had a bad week so I know. I'm just going to hope those people realize they were being a sour puss, send them happy thoughts, and move on! :)

I'm feeling much better today than I have lately. My mom came home today from her cruise. I stopped by and saw her for a few minutes. She had her hair braided in Mexico in those tiny tiny braids with beads, all over her head... it's so funny! I never thought my mom would do that! My dad hasn't seen yet but I'm sure he'll be shocked! She told me she got me a shotglass from everywhere she visited, except Mexico because I went in August and got one there myself. I collect shot glasses by the way. I have well over 100 of them and have never drank out of them lol. I'm not sure why I like them... they're just pretty I guess. Anyway, after that I went and got Justin and I McAlister's for dinner. It was YUMMY!!!

And... I have another small freebie for you. It's just some papers. I was playing with colors and liked these but couldn't think of anything to go with them for a small kit so it's just some paper.

Nothing else going on around here... I'm dreading going to work tomorrow! I'm just fed up with the 8 to 5 job. I want something unpredictable again like restaurants. Not much longer though and we'll be moving to Texas so I won't be dealing with it anymore. I really do have a GREAT job. I have a wonderful boss and I like everyone I work with, well for the most part lol. My boss is very understanding about personal things. We don't have a set amount of sick time... it's just kind of like do what you have to but don't take advantage of it, which is nice. He lets us leave during the day to do things that you can't do at night like get license, meds, doctors visits, etc. So I'm going to miss all of that. If only he'd let me work at night or switch my days up or something... guess that wouldn't do an architect much good, huh? Oh well. I have Texas to look forward to!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Last day of strawberries

Well here's part 4, the last part, of my strawberry kit! Not all of it is shown in the preview but here it is...
Overall I'm happy with it. There's some things I'd like to improve upon but it's my first full "kit" so there's a lot to learn!! Oh and I realized afterwards that I didn't rename the files like I should have... I don't have the time to go back and change it now but I probably will sometime tonight :) I was working on another freebie for you last night and Photoshop was apparently mad at me and closed down so I gave up for the night but I'll be finishing it up later too!

Saturday, December 8, 2007

True Love

I've had the pleasure of joining Bobbie M's CT! You can check out her store here. She's got some great stuff! I made my first LO today for her...
Everything is Bobbie's except the safety pin (atomic cupcake) and tag (Kiki Halbert). Most of it came from Bobbie's Butterfly Dreams kit. I HAD to use it because of the name of the kit... ButterflyDreams is my s/n most places and has been for a long time. :) The stitches are her Colored Stitches, Curly ribbon came from her Birthday Bash kit, other ribbons came from her Messy Ribbons (CU ok), and the doodles are also hers but aren't available in the store anymore.
Anyway, I'm planning on scrapping most of our engagement pics and then wedding. You should be seeing a lot of my husband and I lol. I'm about to start on another LO and then I'm going to cook dinner (Yay.... so much fun!) I'm outtie!


confused, angry,... just a few things I'm feeling right now... It was brought to my attention that we had a slightly negative comment left on one of the blogs participating in the Whimsical Wonderland kit. It says, "Thanks for the awesome freebies... But may I say, its almost more headache then its worth, some times you girls don't post your freebie on time, some people have limited PC time and to keep going back to see if she finally posted gets a wee annoying..Then one blog says go here and nope its some where else. More headaches... But thanks for the efforts. Happy Holidays!!"
Normally I let things roll off my sleeves. I know you can never please everyone with every thing you do. I've learned this through many things and mainly from making signatures for people on various sites over the past year. Everyone may love it but the person you're making it for may hate it. We all have different tastes and that's one thing that makes us all so interesting. But that comment really bothers me for several reasons...
More headache than it's worth? Then don't download it. No one is forcing you to. Kind of like forums that you don't like what is being said, don't read it.
We don't post our freebies on time? How can you put a time on this? Make note that the girls helping with this kit are in different times zones, completely different time zones. We have me in Central time, a few in Eastern, Flergs in Australia which puts her about 15-17 hours ahead of all of us, etc. So I'm not sure how we can be late... we are posting when we have time as we all have lives and like I said are in different time zones so it's impossible to get us all online at the same time to post everything at the same time everyday.
You have limited PC time? Well great! We've made this easy for you... all links are permanent so come back and download them whenever YOU have time.
One blog linked to the wrong blog for the next day? Oops, we're human... we make mistakes and we're sorry.

Also, let me point out that we all have husbands, children, jobs outside of being on the computer, families, pets, hobbies other than scrapbooking, etc etc. This is fun for us and that's why we made the kit. We do it when we have EXTRA time so I'm just baffled by that comment and the negativity. If it's such a headache then why bother. Like I said, I normally don't let this stuff bother me(I'm also very open and will speak my mind whenever if you haven't noticed), especially with things I design b/c I make them for ME! It's my creative outlet and I enjoy it. So if I design something someone else wants to use then that makes it even better for me, if not then I'm still happy. I'm just one of those that thinks don't like it, don't do it.

Sorry for my vent. I just don't understand people sometimes. All of the positive comments have been wonderful though! I did get an email with someone having some issues opening the files from all of the days and they were able to open one of mine. I'm not sure what the problem is but I have asked the other girls. I do not run Vista because it limits a lot of your programs so I'm no help when it comes to it. Hopefully we'll be able to help you soon though!

Whimsical Wonderland

Well it's here!! It's my turn to release my part of our MEGA Whimsical Wonderland kit!!! It's a surprise but I have a small teaser for you below!

Here's a holiday card template... just plop your photo behind it and add some text at the bottom if you'd like! Here's a sample with a picture of my husband and I...

It's 4"x6", 300 dpi, png

Alright... here's my part...
Enjoy and leave me some love!!!!!

Friday, December 7, 2007

More Strawberries!!

I finally got some more of my Strawberry kit zipped up for ya! Not everything is shown below but here's a small preview....


Tomorrow is my day for the Whimsical Wonderland kit! I'm very excited but also nervous! If you're a late nighter like me then you can catch my downloads tonight, probably around 11 my time (central). I've gotten so behind on everything this past week that I didn't think I would make it!! Well I'm going to cook dinner and then work on some scrap pages! I'll be back later! :)

Wednesday, December 5, 2007


I feel like such a slacker... I still don't have anymore of my strawberry kit zipped up. I was exhausted last night and didn't get around to it. Today I was really tired all day and then my best friend, Erin, called and said that my ex b/f Kris was killed in a car accident this morning (Tuesday morning since it's after midnight this post will show as Wed.). We have been broken up for years but it's still such a shock and has hit me harder than I expected. I guess because he was my first love and well a lot of firsts for me. We broke up in 2003 so almost 5 years ago... I started dating Justin and Kris got married and had a little boy who is now almost 2 years old. I can't imagine how his wife feels. Their poor baby has no idea what is going on... I hate that for him, for them. :( Anyway, since hearing that I haven't felt like doing much at all. I was online for awhile tonight but not doing much of anything. I didn't do anything productive at all. Erin is driving down from Starkville to make it to the funeral. Visitation is tomorrow at 5 and if Erin is back in time I'm going to go to that with her. If not, then I'll just go to the funeral, which is Thursday. I really don't want to go alone. I can't stop thinking about how his wife must feel... it just breaks my heart. It's definitely a reminder that life is short and we should cherish every moment!! Well I meant to go to bed 2 hours ago so I think I'm really going to do that now. Sorry for the downer :(

On a happier note, the next day of our kit is up and ready to be downloaded. Check out Michelle's blog by clicking on her can in my stickied post. You don't want to miss it!!!

Monday, December 3, 2007


I've had such a great response to my custom blinkies!! I'm very excited and have enjoyed making them all so much! :) I made a new email just for my blinkies so I don't confuse myself lol. The other email listed is my email for everything so I figured it would be better this way. The email I created is I'm going to update my old post as well :)

I'm about to get more of my strawberry freebie ready for you too! Yay! There's still a good bit left... maybe 2 days worth!!

Don't forget to follow our huge freebie collab! Today is Kristi's day... she's got some awesome stuff you so go check it out! Michelle(IdziBitsy) is the next day so look for her links and bookmark her!!

I'm off to try and zip up some more of my kit and then head off to bed! Night!!

Sunday, December 2, 2007


I made my first LO for Kiki Halbert!! It's made with Craft Basket Finds

Everything came from her kit except the "love" I made myself :) The font "2006" is in is Pea Sara. It's such an amazing kit and there's so much to work with!! Here's a preview of it..
You should definitely go check it out! I just fell in love with it!

I think Flergs has her part of the freebie kit up already!! We've had such a great response and can't wait to get the rest of it out! I still need to package my part and get it ready to go. I believe my day is next Saturday!! I have a bit of time but I don't want to procrastinate lol.

Nothing new going on in my world. The weekend went by way too fast! I'm ready for Christmas now so I can have an extra long weekend away from work and get to see all of our family. My mom left today for a 8 day cruise. I have to go check on her dog some because it's hunting season and Daddy stays gone for the most part at deer camp. Wow, how country does that make me sound?! LOL I'm not that bad... Just my family! Anyway, I need to go finish up some projects and make sure I have clothes to wear to work tomorrow! I'm Outtie!!

Today is the big day!!

Our Mega Freebie we've been working on is being released starting today!!! We decided to release it over 12 days (12 days of Christmas) and Ellie is doing her part first! She's already got it up and ready to be downloaded! Everything is a surprise so you just have to download to find out what kind of goodies you're getting! You won't be disappointed though... all of the ladies are awesome and came up with some amazing things!! Click here to go to the first portion!! Tomorrow will be Flergs part so check back for the link for it or go ahead and bookmark her... click on her blinkie in my sidebar to go her blog.

I have the second part of my freebie to match the strawberry alpha! I started naming them, this one says Part 2, so I won't get confused as I post more parts of it. Here's the preview of what's in today's download...

I'd love any feedback anyone has and of course Thank Yous if nothing else :)
It includes 3 textured papers, 2 flowers with rhinestone centers, one felt strawberry, and one journaling block

Well that's all for now! I've been super busy with holidays and making holiday cards and such so I have no layouts :( Hopefully I can get some done later!

Thursday, November 29, 2007


I'm slightly later posting this than I had hoped but better late than never, right?! This is my very first alpha so don't hate me if it's not that great lol. It matches some more freebies I'll have for you over the next few days :)

As always, please leave me some love if you pick it up!

I have had a busy past few days so sorry I've been slacking! We are finishing up the last few details of the huge freebie collab kit and it should be released sometime this weekend!! I'll have more on that once we get the details ironed out. I've been making holiday cards like crazy. I have 3 more to make tomorrow. One I'm doing for my best friend so it's a freebie for her but the other two are paid! I don't make much off of them but it adds up so I'm not complaining :) Her mom is getting some and paying me... I'm also ordering her prints for her which will be a first. I've always just done the design and let them handle the printing. I figured if I'm going to start offering printing services I might as well start with someone I know that lives around me in case something goes wrong, ya know?! I'm hoping it all goes smoothly though and I can get that part of my card business figured out. Maybe by this time next year I can offer some templates to photographers in my area for them to offer after their holiday shoots?!

Ooh, GREAT news! I'm a Guest CT for Kiki Halbert at I'll be a guest with her for Dec, Jan, and Feb.!! I should have my first layout for her this weekend! I already have the kit I'm going to use and I'm super excited about it!!

Well I have a few more things to do before I head to bed. I'm sooo glad tomorrow is Friday! I get paid and I'm either buying (straight from a local store) or ordering some more RAM for my computer! I can't wait to get it b/c I seriously need an upgrade!!!! I'll be able to get things done a lot quicker too.. I'm too impatient for an out of date computer lol. Anyway, later!!


I've been working on a strawberry kit for a few days. It's not the greatest but it's my first so I'm happy to have completed one. I've decided to give it away in parts. Make sure you check back each day to get a new part of it. Starting later today because I haven't uploaded it yet lol. So check back b/c I'll have it up for you ASAP! :)

Today(actually yesterday b/c it's 12:30 a.m.) was a busy, busy day! I went to work of course and it was kind of slow there. I went to Office Depot and got some stuff for the office. I stopped by Red Lobster (where I used to work for 3 years) and saw some friends that still work there. I miss all of the people but I don't miss the job! The hours were nice... I love crazy, unpredictable schedules/hours. I'm kind of burnt out on my 8-5 job right now. I LOVE it... it's a wonderful job but it gets old, ya know?! Serving at Red Lobster was always different. Sure it was the same people working there for the most part but every table was different, GREAT tips most of the time, my hours were ALWAYS different,... it was stressful but I guess I like the pressure? I think after we move I might go back to a restaurant job for a little while... maybe lol. Anyway, after seeing them I went back to work and it was DEAD the rest of the afternoon. I came home and did FOUR holiday cards! I have 2 more to do...maybe 3. I need to figure out when we are taking our pictures so I can do our cards too. Oooh, and Grey's Anatomy comes on... can't forget that!

Anyway.... I'm outtie for a bit! I'll be back later to post part of the kit! Peace lol!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007


This won't be very long b/c its 2 a.m. I should have gone to sleep awhile ago since I have to work tomorrow... damn insomnia! Sorry, still no freebie! I'm slacking huh... I was on a roll lol! I've had about 5 holiday card requests in the past 2 days so I've been trying to get those out! I got 2 finished earlier and I'm in the process of finishing another now. Good thing is now if I need something scrapbookish for my cards I don't need to go buy a commercial license for a set, I can just make the paper and elements myself! I haven't needed to yet but it's nice to know I can, right?!

A/w, hopefully tomorrow I can finish this freebie I've been trying to get out. Tonight was also my spend time with my husband night, well one of them! He has to work tomorrow night which will give me plenty of time to do some more designing. Plus my computer is being nice again.. for now! ;)

I think this upcoming weekend we are finally taking pics for our own Christmas cards! A friend is taking them for us and I'm going to edit them and then make the cards myself. Last year I bought some from some templates and well... I'm so glad I've discovered Photoshop since then!!

I think I'll attempt to sleep a little... night!!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

New Layout!

I have another layout for Nicole at Sugarplum Paperie! Our CT has been very busy.. Nicole is in the process of moving so I'm sure she'll be quite happy to come back to all of the layouts that have been created.

Everything is from her Icing on the Cake kit, just recolored some of it! I did the "I need you" part with Times New Roman font and just some beveling. The small font is Pea Sara. :)

I was working on another freebie but my computer is not agreeing with me so I don't know if I'll finish it tonight. :( I'm going next week after I get paid to get some more RAM so this thing will run a little better. Well... the hubby is hungry, gotta go!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Whimsical Wonderland

Our MEGA Freebie Holiday Collab kit now has a name... Whimsical Wonderland!! I'm not sure of a release date yet but it should be soon!!! It's going to be amazing!


Well I was working on a kit last night and ended up with some papers that didn't fit in. I made some curled ribbons to match and made it a freebie for you! :) Can't let anything go to waste, ya know! lol

I hope you all can get some use out of it! I've been trying to decide how I want to do my packaging. As you can tell right now it's just plain. I think I want something simple but not THAT simple. I'll figure it out one day.

Yesterday I had a HORRIBLE migraine all day. I played bingo on DSP and couldn't even finish.. I had to stop staring at the monitor and go to sleep. I woke up and it's gone but I can feel it coming back again. :( I managed to make another LO for Nicole at

It features my brothers: Carl and Jason. Carl is the one in the first picture and he really is wonderful. Justin and I live with him right now, and have for almost a year. He lived with us for about 9 months before that. He's 28, 5 years older than me, and we have always been extremely close. I think the age difference plays a part in it. In the second picture, from my wedding, is both of them. Jason is 32 and has 2 wonderful little boys (I say little but they are like 10 and 12 now). He's currently serving in Iraq right now as a military police. He's always there for me so I hate that I can't do more for him while he's over there.

Anyway.... lol about the LO... everything is from Nicole except the wordart and the ribbon, which I made both of those. The background paper, flowers, paper clip, and brads are from Icing on the Cake; the overlay on the paper is Dirty Overlay, one of her freebies; the frames, staples, and torn paper are from her Confetti and Candy kit.

Well I guess that's it for now. I'm going to get some food.. Yummm Wendy's... and then work on my kit some more.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful day! I got to sleep late which was GREAT! My mom cooked a delicious lunch for my dad, my brother, my husband, and I. We went over there around 12:30, she's only a mile down the road so it was a quick trip which gave me extra sleep time lol. It was nice but it was the first Thanksgiving w/o my grandparents... they decided to go on vacation this year. I guess they deserve it though. My grandmother normally cooks everything by herself so I'm sure it was a nice break for them to get away and not have to worry about catering to everyone. My mom did an excellent job by herself and it was all absolutely wonderful!! We had lots of leftovers so we got to bring most of it home b/c my dad said he couldn't eat it all lol. He'll be hunting a lot this weekend and won't be around much anyway. Is it sad that I'm already looking forward to dinner time so I can eat it all again?

Well I have some very exciting news! I'm on a CT now!!! Nicole from Sugarplum Paperie had a CT call last week and I emailed her with my information and layouts. She told me Monday I was chosen but she hadn't announced it on her blog yet so I didn't want to spoil the fun for her! I've already made one layout for her but it's been so crazy with the holidays that I haven't had time to do another. Here's the first one...

Everything was made with Nicole's Icing on the Cake kit with the exception of the glitter dots/swirls, which were made with a basic brush and Flergs' glitter style, and the stitches which are from Kay Miller. The kit was so much fun and has so many options!!

Well I'm off to create some more fun things! I don't know if I'll have another freebie before the night is over but I'll try and get one out for tomorrow at least ;)

Wednesday, November 21, 2007


After persuasion from a few friends I've decided to start selling custom blinkies for advertising use. I will create a custom 150 x 50 pixel blinkie, made to your specifications! For my "Opening" I am going to offer them for TWO for $5 or ONE for $3. Depending how many I get the wait time will be approximately 2-3 days.

Click here to see my work I have previously done!

If you are interested please email me **UPDATED EMAIL**

If you emailed me at the other email it is still in use so don't worry! :)

Night Owl

Yep it's 1:08 a.m. and I'm still awake! Are you seeing a trend here? I've suffered from insomnia for years and have kind of gotten used to it at this point. I'm exhausted all day long and get home and I'm wide awake and ready to do stuff (other than cooking and cleaning which I hate lol). I'm going to force myself to sleep soon though because I'm ready for tomorrow! It's Thanksgiving at my office tomorrow. We decided on a small brunch since the only day that worked out for all of us was Wed. and they didn't want two big meals in a row (Wed. in office and Thurs. w/ family) so we are eating a little something at 10 or so. I'm taking orange juice and jelly/jam. We are having a very small smoked turkey, biscuits, fruit, and maybe a breakfast casserole. It should be delicious!! Then I'll probably be MIA most of Thursday with family. I'm hoping I'll get Friday off work and I can spend the day creating fun things! As of right now the office is open and I'm supposed to be there but 4 out of 7 employees are planning on not being there so maybe they will just tell me to go home or not to come at all?! I can dream, right?
Anyway, here's the freebie for the day/night! It's 3 paper clips with glass tops and some autumn/thanksgiving art. Enjoy and leave me some love!! Good night!!!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

LONG Monday!

It's been such a long day! Work seemed to last forever... I was soo tired and just wanted to take a nap all day. I left early to go to Office Depot to get supplies and got there and realized I didn't have the card to buy it all with and I didn't have the money to pay for it. I'm going to have to explain that tomorrow and make ANOTHER trip there. Fun Stuff, huh?! I did find some time to make a small freebie, it doesn't have anything to do w/ thanksgiving though. I'll try and do something else for the holidays tomorrow :)

The flower is approx. 3" with a little bling in the center

Well it's 12:30 and past my bed time lol. Sleep tight!

Monday, November 19, 2007


Well trying to stay in the autumn colors I made some rhinestones for ya! They are approx. 1-1/4" each.

Leave me some love if you snag em please!
**Special Thanks to Atomic Cupcake**

We went to my grandmother's church earlier today (or yesterday since it's almost 1 a.m.). The food was delicious! I came home and worked on some papers for the Collab freebie kit I'm doing w/ the other girls. I was pretty tired but of course now I'm wide awake! I'm such a night owl, if you hadn't noticed already. I really need to try to sleep though since I have to work tomorrow so I'm going to lay in bed and think of more things to make until I fall asleep lol. Night all!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Told you I had...

a freebie for ya! :) It's nothing much, just 5 ric racs. They are 17" long so you have plenty to work with.

Please leave some comments if you pick them up!

I have to go get ready now to go to my grandmother's church. Justin stayed with his friend last night and played video games. I told him to be home early and it's 2 and he's still not here and I haven't heard from him?! We have to leave in an hour and he's about 45 minutes away right now so I hope he's leaving or already on his way home. Men...


I made a new page for my scrapbook tonight. I'm very excited about it! The first picture is one of my favorites... a closeup of us holding hands while Justin's dad sang "When I Said I Do" right after our vows. The second is of my yummy wedding cake! The kit is a freebie from AmelieScrap. I used a glitter style from Flergs on one of the elements. It's awesome!!! I just clicked the button and bam! I had glitter! You should definitely go check out her store and watch for her glitter (it will be listed soon!)
Well the freebie kit is coming along great! It's going to be HUGE and we're going to have so much awesome stuff in it! Definitely keep checking back for it, it will be available on all of our blogs so you'll have plenty of places to get it. Also, check back tomorrow (or really I should say today b/c it's 2 a.m. here) because I'll have another small freebie for you!

Oh, I ended up eating Olive Garden with my brother and Maggie. It was delicious!! I LOVE Italian. I had 3 Cheese Ravioli.. my favorite from there and I got alfredo dipping sauce for my bread sticks. If you haven't ever tried that you so should.. it's awesome! I used to work at Olive Garden my first year in college so I know allll about their food lol. It was fun though and my brother was sweet enough to pay for me.

Tomorrow I have to be in Vicksburg at my grandmother's church for our "Thanksgiving". My MawMaw and PopPop are going out of town next week and we normally spend Thanksgiving at their house. Since they will be gone we are going to their church get together so we can see them. My mom said she would cook dinner for us on Thanksgiving Day. She's not very happy about it b/c normally the holidays are the only time she can just show up and eat without having to cook. I LOVE her cooking though so I'm excited lol. A/w, I better get to bed so I don't sleep too late tomorrow.. Night!!!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

November Morning

I have another freebie for ya! It's 6 textured papers... 4 solids and 2 striped :) I was trying to design myself a new banner and got distracted lol. I still have no idea what I want my banner to look like?! Anyway, here's a preview of the papers...

Enjoy and leave me comments on here if ya grab em!

Well I think I'm going out to eat soon with my brother and his girlfriend. Maggie (his g/f) has to put her baby to bed and then he's calling me. He didn't know where they were going so I didn't know if I wanted to go or not. She's not a meat eater so sometimes they just get McAlister's or something and I'm not driving 30 minutes for a sandwich! Hopefully it's something yummy though. I need to go shower regardless! Later gators!

Friday, November 16, 2007


I had all of the girls helping w/ the holiday freebie kit under my favorite spots but today I made a special section for them under Fabulous Freebie Girls. Go check em out.. they have great stuff!

I'll probably be doing some redecorating... I'm tired of the all black so ignore it as it constantly changes until I'm satisfied lol.


Yay!! It's Friday!!! I'm excited for the weekend. I had such a long week and I can't wait to relax! I am going to my friend's house to watch her baby tonight. She has a rehearsal dinner to go to. She felt bad for asking me but she should know I LOVE kids and I love being around them, especially hers! He's a really good baby though and should be fun. He's at a good age... he isn't old enough to ask a million questions LOL! Anyway, I'm taking my computer with me and making scrap stuff after he goes to bed.

Speaking of scrap stuff I have another freebie! It's just some word art to get ready for Thanksgiving! I LOVE the holidays so I'll probably do a lot of themed stuff, especially for Christmas. Here it is.. Happy Downloading and Scrapping! Don't forget to leave me some comments if you pick it up!


ETA: That white background is bothering me, It wasn't on the original file... I might have to fix that later lol

Thursday, November 15, 2007


Since I'm learning to make scrapbook stuff I was debating making a new blog for freebies or just using this one. I decided to just use this one so I'm going to go ahead and post my first freebie for you! I made this a few days ago.. it's not much but I hope it is somewhat useful!
Don't forget to leave me some love on here if you pick it up! :)

The freebie kit I'm working on with the other designers is coming along nicely. We had a few more people join us so we have lots of talented ladies helping out! Everyone has such great ideas.. I can't wait to see it all come together! Oh, I added all of their blogs to my favorite spots so go check em out!!

Love Bug

I made a new scrapbook page using Kay Miller's Love Bug kit. It's sooo cute! I got it last week but haven't had anything I wanted to use it on yet. I ended up using one of my wedding pictures. I'm relatively happy with the way it came out. Anyway, thought I'd share...Oh the round stitch is a freebie from Val at


Wednesday, November 14, 2007


I definitely think I've found a new passion with digi scrapping! I've made me a few more personal scrapbook pages but I'm LOVING learning to make kits myself! There's so much to learn, I don't know if I'll ever figure it all out. I think that's what I like though. I've done it all with siggy making... well all I want to do anyway. Now it's just the same layouts over and over again with different colors and different pictures. But scrapbooking... there's an endless amount of possibilities!

I've been spending a lot of time reading scrapbooking blogs and ran across a very talented lady at She has AWESOME freebies! But she posted the other day about new designers making a holiday kit together for a big freebie... sounds good to me, where do I sign up?! So I emailed her and the kit is in the works :) There's 9 other designers. I feel so very new b/c honestly I don't know much of anything yet lol but they all seem very nice and I can't wait to get started! Maybe I'll learn a thing or two from them!

Well on another note... I came home sick from work today. Yes, I'm sick and I'm STILL on the computer! I've been feeling bad for a few days but it hit me hard today. So here I am in bed... and where is my hubby? No idea! He never calls before he goes anywhere... MEN!! Well I'm going to attempt to get some rest! Holla!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Lost my creativity...

I haven't made another siggy yet or blinkie or anything. I just can't come up with anything. One very cool thing is Shanna Moakler requested a sig from me on VIP!! I haven't filled the request yet, but I'm looking forward to it actually. Despite the fact that I can't think of ANYTHING to do with my other requests lol.

I did make a few scrapbook pages. I have 2 "real" scrapbooks but I haven't done much digi scrapping. I buy LOTS of sets but just rarely use them. I'll attach the one I made of me. I used a set from Designer Digitals made by Mindy (the BEST designer there). It just screamed my name so I had to buy it. I'm looking for some cute sets to do some wedding pages with now but nothing has jumped out at me just yet.

Anyway, I'm going to force myself to make a sig now.. it'll probably be hideous but I just don't know what has gotten into me.
P.S. Can you tell that's my favorite picture of me?! lol

Wednesday, November 7, 2007


Well, haven't I been the little slacker lately? I am finally getting over my cold but now I have a headache. I've learned to live with those though. I made my first siggy in like a week tonight! I used this cute little frog set from Atomic Cupcake... I just love it! I feel like making a few more sigs tonight but I'm not sure if I have the energy. I've been extra tired since I caught this cold.

I have been researching scrapbook designing though. I found some very interesting sites and I've been doing tutorials. I made a few embellishments over the past few days. I'm loving it so far but it's going to take a lot of work and time to really get into it. It's fun though and different!

Well Justin will be here soon and I'd like to do another siggy before he gets here and complains about me being on the computer. Night!!

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Stupid cold...

Yeah I got one now. I spent the weekend with a friend in Starkville (where Mississippi State University is) and woke up this morning feeling like crap. I guess it's the weather that keeps switching back and forth that got me sick. I just woke up from a nap and probably won't be too long before I head to bed for the night.

I did have a lovely weekend though. I love going to see Erin, I miss her a lot since she's at school. She'll be Dr. Rush (veterinarian) when she's done in about a year and a half. I road there with my friend Cyndi. We haven't talked much since we got out of high school... we both got married and she has a baby girl so I guess we're just busy. Life gets in the way sometimes. We got our done when we got there, which took FOUR HOURS!! Then drove around and showed Cyndi the town since she had never been. We ended up going out to the Hunt Club (popular CHEAP bar)... I ended up having to drive the two of them home and they passed out within 5 minutes of being in Erin's house. LOL Good times!! We got up at about 8 this morning and drove home and I've pretty much been in bed since.

Well I'm about to take some meds and sleep off this cold, I hope! Later...

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Cookies and Cream Icecream with Chocolate Syrup

Yummm.. That's what I just finished eating :) I cooked spaghetti tonight and then we watched Grey's. I LOVE that show! It never gets old. Justin loves it as well so it works out. I had to record CSI but I'll watch it tomorrow I suppose.

Justin is watching American Gangster with my brother in the living room right now. I said I was going to sleep but of course I'm still up. I have an issue with insomnia. I am always exhausted all day and I get home thinking I'll go to bed early and always end up laying in bed until 2 a.m. Might as well spend it doing something productive lol like talking to Sarah and staring at the pictures in the sig request I have in my folder. I guess I'll have a busy night tomorrow catching up on all of the sigs I need to make. I haven't been inspired the past few days so it's taking me a long time to create anything. Seems like I spend 3 times more time just staring at the pics than I do actually creating the graphic. I'm taking a nice break though and going to Starkville to stay with my best friend Saturday and coming back Sunday. Maybe Sunday I will get a rush of creativity when I get home. :)

I also need to make some more holiday card samples for my site. It's doing well but I know the holiday rush is coming up so I'd like some more up soon. I'll have to do that tomorrow... maybe! Well I'm going to TRY and go to sleep.. night!!!

Wednesday, October 31, 2007


Happy Halloween everyone!! I love this time of the year. Halloween is the start of all of the wonderful holidays to follow in the next few months... I can't wait! Halloween of course isn't nearly as much fun as it was when I was little, but I still enjoy it. Unfortunately where we are living this year we won't get any trick or treaters b/c it's such a busy road, not in a neighborhood. :( But we may go with a friend and take his 2 kids out which will be fun!

I realized I didn't post anything on here yesterday. Bad me! I was busy at work and then went home and cooked Justin dinner. We had fried pork chops and gravy, homemade mashed potatoes, and corn. He was so happy! We rarely eat anything like that anymore. I'd like for us to start cooking and eating together more often though. Especially if we have kids soon because I'd like for them to have a schedule of some sort and of course healthy dinners.

Speaking of kids, I have a RE appointment on Monday. It's just a consultation to see what we our options are for having children. I'm nervous about it though I don't know why. I want Justin to go with me but I don't think he is. We shall see. Hopefully all will go well.

Well back to work for me... I'm outtie LOL!

Monday, October 29, 2007

Hungry and Tired

I think that's how I spend the majority of my life lol, hungry and tired. It's 11:00 a.m. I'm at work and so ready for lunch. I'm not going to have much time to eat b/c I have to drive home (20 minutes) and get some money out of the bank for Justin to go get a hair cut and oil change for his blazer, take that to him, grab some food and come back to work with not a minute to spare. And I wonder why I'm so tired all of the time?! I think I'm anemic again actually.. that would account for my lack of energy. Oh well, I'll get it checked out eventually.

My brother came home from Colorado last night. He was gone for 10 days! His girlfriend came over and brought him homemade chocolate chip cookies which he was nice enough to share.. yummm! We all watched the newest Harry Potter movie. After that Carl (that's my brother by the way) and his girlfriend, Maggie, went to his room. Justin and I were laying in the recliner together.. I sat in his lap and he tickled me and we played around and laughed. It's so nice when we have moments like those. Our relationship has been so wonderful lately, not that it wasn't before, but we've just connected a lot more. Despite the times when I do wonder why I married a 10 year old haha we have such an amazing marriage. The more I hear about other relationships the more grateful I am for ours.

Ok so just change the title of the post to "Hungry, Tired, and in a semi-sweet mood". I'll spare you for now... I'm going to finish up my last bit of work and go to the bank and what not. Peace lol!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

My First Blog!


So this is my first blog/first post. Not really sure what all to say so I'll just go with it...
I'm Amanda, I'm 23 years old and happily married to my best friend, Justin!! We have been together since 2002 and I finally broke him down lol and we got married July 2006. I can't imagine my life without him, I'm definitely a lucky woman!

I work at an architect firm during the day as the office manager. It's a great, steady job for now. I'm not sure what I want to do with the rest of my life, but really who does?! I'll decide on something one day. I do LOVE graphic design. It's my favorite hobby (other than my husband of course). I design free graphics on VIP Signatures. Mainly for mommies from boards like Babycenter and such. Check it out I also have a myspace page for invites, cards, announcements, etc. at I really enjoy designing something unique for each person. I hope someday I can turn it into something bigger than just a hobby. I also use some of that creative energy to do digital scrapbooking. I haven't gotten very far but once I have kids I hope to create something very special for them to look back on in many years. I would also love to learn to create my own scrapbook kits but I haven't quite figured that one out yet.

Well the hubby is hungry so I shall be back later. Thanks for reading my first post!!! :)