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 I'm too impatient for an out of date computer lol.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!!!