Sunday, November 2, 2008

New Blog!!

My blog has been moved so please bookmark this address:

This is my last post here and I would hate to lose any of my wonderful readers so please don't forget about me lol. Everything has been moved over there, including old freebies and links. See you on the other side!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Just poppin in...

I hope everyone had a great Halloween! I worked and then just hung out with friends and the hubby. And played on the computer, as usual lol. I've been sloooowly working on a collab with one of our wonderful Sunflowers at SUN. Sunflowers are our "designers in training" so to speak. Crystal was the one I was lucky enough to work with and we had a lot of fun. I've been so busy that it took me forever but she was a great sport about it lol. Anyway our kit is FINALLY in stores, along with other kits made by Sun Designers and Sunflowers. Here's a preview of ours:
Crystal picked the lovely colors and got the idea going and I just went with the flow. I really like how it turned out. :) Go grab it in the store by clicking here!!
Well the hubby and I found a place to live. I don't know if I mentioned this before? I've been so scattered lately... so much going on at once! It's a 2 bedroom, 2 bath duplex. It's got all tile throughout, good for the hubby's wheelchair since he always messes up carpet. The living room is rather large too, as well as the master bedroom. Justin's only thing he wanted was a large living room and I wanted the large bedroom so we're both happy now. We'll be taking our time moving over the next month. I'm NOT thrilled about packing but I love unpacking and decorating. I'm going to do some repainting as well and will probably do that next week before we move our stuff in. Other than that nothing new going on at home. Just busy busy busy working!!
I've got to run now (I'm at work but Zachary is watching a movie so I had a free minute). Don't forget to stop by Sun and check out the freebies we have in the gallery from Project Sunshine! It will be going on for the next 3 weeks as we search for new designers to join our store :)

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Hello all! Hope you're having a wonderful Halloween so far! This is really one of my favorite holidays.. I especially love an excuse to eat more chocolate :) I'll be working tonight though, watching Zachary while his parents are at a party. Hopefully we'll have some trick or treaters come by so I can see some cute costumes! A/w, now for the good stuff... the Blog Train!!!
Knock (click) on my door to download my part, an alpha:
And next stop on the blog train is Mel

By the way, Please remember we are all in different time zones... everything will be available to download on Halloween but some may be earlier or later than others. Also, these links WILL be up for awhile so if there's any errors with downloading because of traffic then please be patient. You will be able to download at a later time :) Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoy all of your "treats"!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Just popping in to share something exciting with you all! The Sunshine Girls and the Scrap Orchard designers teamed up for a HUGE freebie for you! You know the drill by now... make your way to all the blogs to get one huge super freebie kit. What are we celebrating? Halloween of course!! Check out the ad:
Who says we're too old to Trick Or Treating?! Definitely come by and join the blog train on Halloween for lots of goodies! See you then :)

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Worn Paper Freebie

Good afternoon! I was gone all day looking for houses with my hubby. We're actually just looking for a house to rent instead of this small apartment we're in but we couldn't find ANYTHING that was for rent... they are all for sale. So blah! We're going to keep looking though. I've got to leave and go to work (so we can actually afford a house lol) but I do have a freebie for ya! Hope you enjoy:


Oh and anyone looking into selling at a new store or someone who wants to give designing a try check out the Top Secret designer contest we have going on at Sun. The first assignment will be given out (by me!) Friday (tomorrow).It's seriously going to be a lot of fun and we can't wait to get some new faces in our store! Guess that's it for now... I better go get dressed for work! Later! :)

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


I was in the middle of a super long post yesterday and got interrupted and in the process lost all of it :( I'm at work though so this is a short one. SUN has some exciting things happening right now and a fabulous sale going on for DSD! Check it out:
I have so much going on right now in real life and in the scrapping world so I'll be back later to update! Sorry I know I'm a horrible blogger lately! :(

Friday, October 3, 2008

Finally... A FREEBIE!

I finally had a second to stop and upload a freebie for you! I hope to have another in a few days to make up for my lack of presence lately lol. Anyway here's an alpha for ya. I made it for a kit and it didn't fit in so I decided it shouldn't go to waste!

Well I'm at work so I have to get back to watching little Zachary! I'll be back later this weekend! Later!

I'm back!

I finally have internet again.. YAY! I'm just catching up everywhere which is taking me forever! I'm about to leave for work but when I get home I'll post a freebie for you! :) Thanks for being so patient!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

So sad!

Just wanted to let everyone know my internet is messed up so I can't get on. I'm at my father in laws just checking in with everyone and letting them know what's up. Hopefully I'll be back Wednesday after they fix my internet. So look for a freebie later this week.. I wish I had time to put it up now but the hubby is ready to go! Later! :)

Monday, September 22, 2008

Collabs Galore!!

Hello all!! I have 2 wonderful new kits to tell ya about!!
Kristi and I teamed up and came up with this GORGEOUS kit (if I might say so myself), Black Tie Affair

It's packed full of yummy goodness and available now at Sun!

AND... the lovely Kelly (Greedz Graphics) and I have been working on a fun, funky kit that is in stores now also, Retro Jive. Perfect for scrapping the boys in your life, but also versatile enough for your little girls too :)

They were both so great to work with and we had a lot of fun! I'm sure we'll be working together more in the future :) Please check back in the next day or so because I will have a freebie for ya.. I've just been too busy to get it together and uploaded. Hopefully tomorrow night I'll get that up for you all! I'm heading to bed with the hubby since I have to work tomorrow. Night!!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

I Would Die For That

Just popping in real quick.. I'm about to head to bed but I found this video again and wanted to post it. I saw it awhile back and it really hits home for me.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Hurricane Ike

Hi all!! Wow.. what a few days I have had...
Ok so I lived in Mississippi, which if you've been following my blog then you already know. If not then short history/reminder: I was born in Louisiana but grew up in Byram, MS. It's about 20 minutes from the capital, Jackson, and about 4 hours from the coast.
So in 2005 when Hurricane Katrina hit I was lucky enough to be 4 hours from the worst parts of it but still way too close!! We more or less had a hurricane party and sat outside drinking and watching the wind blow like crazy lol. Seriously, we were REALLY lucky. Justin and I lived in Ridgeland, MS at the time in some apartments. My parents (still in Byram) lost power for 2 weeks! My brother, who lives only a mile down the road from them, was without power for even longer. Ours however just flickered on and off a few times, the longest it stayed off was 5 minutes. Our roommate's dad is Mr. Turkey Leg (if you go to the fair you've seen the booth) and he was feeding the power company on our fair grounds so we had TONS of left over yummy food. Everything was closed because of the power outage so really without that food we wouldn't have had anything. So since we had power AND food and were apparently the only people anywhere close to us with power the police department came and ate at our apartment LOL. We knew one of them and he brought his friends along. The worst part was NO ONE had gas for the longest time. There were lines at the gas stations for miles and about 2 hours to actually get to the pump if you did get in line and by the time you did get to the pump they were out of gas. We again got lucky though. My dad has a construction company and needed gas because they had double the jobs from all of the hurricane damage. He drove to Louisiana and found some gas there and bought 300 gallons! So my mom brought Justin and I gas so we could get to work and such once power was back on everywhere. So yeah Katrina wasn't horrible for us but definitely a tradegy for most of the coast/south. So anyway we moved to Texas and never in a million years did I think I'd have to deal with hurricanes where we are.
First there's Gustav... they built it up so much here and made it sound like it was going to be like Katrina. Everyone here freaked out and prepared for the worst. Basically we had some rain and that was it. So when they started talking about Ike we kinda ignored it since they made such a big deal out of Gustav and nothing happened. Then I started watching the news and they said Ike was only a category 3 I think but apparently it was such a complex storm that they were expecting a lot from it. So again I'm more than 4 hours from where this storm is hitting so I'm not too worried. We watched the news all day Saturday and Galveston really got hit hard and Houston looks HORRIBLE. I feel so sorry for all of those people. By late Saturday afternoon we hadn't had anything but a little rain and were making plans to go out and do stuff lol. Then my lights start flickering. We are like wtf?! It's not even bad and the lights are going out?! After about 4 times of flashing off and back on the lights went off and we waited... waited... yeah no lights... My husband is a big baby and is like what am I going to do without tv?! I just grabbed a book and a flashlight and sat down lol. He started calling all of his friends and his dad to see if they had power. No one did. His friend Danny came over and we were just sitting in the dark talking. Then it sounded like the bottom fell out of the sky! It was so sudden and random spurts but the rain and wind just went crazy. Hurricane Ike was actually Tropical Storm Ike by the time it hit us. The center of it hit about 45 minutes from us and then turned and went above us so we got every side of it as is turned around us. It was actually worse than when Katrina went through Jackson as far as the wind and stuff goes. A few trees fell in our apartment complex, some are still leaning over buildings (not ours though) so I hope they cut them down before they fall. We went with Danny and his girlfriend and drove around town and it was pitch black everywhere. Trees were all over the roads and debris everywhere. We saw a few roofs and stuff missing from houses. I don't think we had any deaths here so that's great but there's plenty of damage.
Anyway there was nothing to do so Justin found one of his friends that did have power that was a little further out of town. We went over there and ate and they played video games. We just hung out there til about 1 a.m. or so. We came home, still no power. So we went to bed and Justin got up and went to work this morning. I slept pretty late but when I got up we had power. :)
I ended up going to watch Zachary (little boy I nanny for) because his parents still didn't have power and they wanted to get out of the house. They had a generator hooked up so they had a tv, fans, refrigerator, freezer, and a few lights working. Their stove is gas so that was working too. They ended up going to see a movie since they found a theater open. I was at their house for a few hours and just when I was getting ready to give Zach a bath their power came back on too.
So I guess they are doing a good job at getting all the power and stuff back on here. They said they are doing the center of town and businesses first then working their way into neighborhoods. Good thing we are in the center of town or we could be without power for a few more days. I hope they are working this quickly in Houston and stuff too so those people can get back home. I hope this is for hurricanes around here this year too. They seem to be following me everywhere I go lol!!
Because of my little hurricane experience I'm sooo behind on everything! I had so much stuff to get done too. I'm off work half the day tomorrow so I may be able to get some stuff done but I'm not sure. Hopefully by the end of the week I'll have a new collab being released and a freebie to go with it so check back!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


Hello all! I hope everyone has had a great beginning to their week. I've been super exhausted since starting work again! I have to say I have a great job so far though! The little boy I'm watching is such a sweetie.. lol most of the time. One minute he's hugging and being sweet and the next I'm his target with his fake gun... but that's a boy for ya! I guess I just need to get back in the routine of working though because just the few hours I work makes me sooo tired! Not to mention I've had a killer ear ache for 3 days now :( I'm going to the doctor in the morning if it still hurts when I wake up. Hopefully I'll be back in a normal routine soon though because I have so much going on scrapping wise and I can't wait to get it all finished :)
Which brings me to my new item in my store and a FREEBIE! My wonderful CT member, Rayisa, made some gorgeous quick pages using my Vibrant Spirit kit! They are in my store now and here's a preview:
Didn't she do a fantastic job?! She also made an extra so I have one as a freebie for ya!! You can get it by clicking HERE! I hope you enjoy!!

Well I have a few more minutes to spare before I need to get to bed so I'm going to babble lol feel free to ignore ;) So the people I work for have this coffee/cappuccino maker. I couldn't remember the brand or anything so I started googling and found it. It makes one cup at a time, which would be great for Justin and I, and it can make coffee, espressos, cappuccinos, lattes, tea, hot chocolate, etc. I LOVE hot chocolate and I drink it like crazy when it starts getting cool. Justin loves coffee but it's really a waste to make a whole pot because he normally only has one cup and I don't drink it at all. He loves lattes and that kinda stuff too. So yeah I googled and found the machine it's a Tassimo Hot Beverage System. Now maybe I live in a little bubble but I've never heard of these things before. I mean I knew that they made one cup coffee makers and some that made tea too. I knew you could get espresso machines but I guess I've only seen the ones that are like $1000 because I never thought twice about buying one. This thing is just awesome though! I tried the hot chocolate while at work today and it was soooo good! It has these things called T discs that you just pop in and press the button and it reads the barcode off the disc and makes your drink. The barcodes tells it what all needs to be included and how much because like espressos are only 3 oz drinks while hot chocolate is more like 11 oz or so. It even has some lil milk things that don't have to stay cold and from what I've read most machines like this have powdered milk but this one is liquid and supposedly better. Anyway the best part is it's only like $200!! Best Buy sells it though so Justin gets it on discount and much cheaper. Pretty sure I'll own one in a week so after we both get paid. Ok sorry lol just had to share my excitement! I'm going to bed now... night!!!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Amazing Layouts!!!

Hiya everyone!! I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend :) I've been keeping busy designing and spending time with Justin. Saturday night I babysat for the lady that interviewed me for the nanny position. I talked to her earlier and I got the job!!! I pick up the little boy tomorrow from school and will have my first official day as a nanny! Yay!!
Justin's little brother stayed with us for the weekend because Justin's dad was out of town. I think I've mentioned he's 13 and BAD lol... probably just a normal boy but I think he's bad. I was such a good child I think... well I know. I guess I never saw the point in a lot of things that others my age were doing. I'm not sure if it was a higher maturity level or just because I've never really been fond of most people lol but I just didn't hang out with that many people in school and the ones I did were just as good as me. So his brother tells me he made like 7 prank calls Saturday night while my husband and I were both gone working. I was like WTF? Why would you do that? His response... "because it's funny". I'm like No, no it's not... it's RETARDED! He said well it's just something that kids do. I said well do you have to do everything that your friends do? Just because they think it's cool I know you're smart enough to realize it's completely dumb! I'm sure he didn't want the lecture but seriously the kid is so smart and for the most part he's much more mature than the other kids his age but he just has brain farts or something sometimes?! I want kids more than anything in the world but I think my husband will have to deal with situations like that with our own kids lol I'm sure they don't need their mother telling them they are dumb.
Anyway.... the point of my post is to show off some AMAZING layouts that my CT and others have done with my new kit! I'm just in love with them!! Check em out...

by komashyaru
by domad
by winkasheart
by petite fleur
by jenny
by ehooton
Well I could definitely keep going on because they are sooo wonderful but I'll have to share more later. I've got some things to finish up and then I need to get to bed so I can go to work tomorrow (Yay!!!! again lol).
Oh, Check back because I'm going to have some new things in the store and a freebie or two for ya very very soon!!
Night all!!!! :)

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Autumn Breeze & a Freebie!

I just finished up my new kit and I think it's my favorite that I've done! It's called Autumn Breeze and obviously based on the wonderful season, autumn/fall! I have yet to experience fall here in TX so I'm hoping it's just as great as MS. I've always LOVED fall... the colors, the weather, the upcoming holidays... it's just all so great! :) A/w, here's a preview of my kit... (it's clickable to my store)
I'm still working on a few more kits (2 collabs and one more w/ just lil ole me) so I'm a busy busy woman! I wish I had way more time to design!
I went for a job interview today :) It's to be a full time nanny for a 3 year old boy. He's absolutely adorable! When we lived in MS I kept telling Justin I wanted to go to school and get my degree in childhood education or something close to it. I wanted to open my own daycare and watch children all day. He always told me it was a horrible idea so I looked into being a nanny. Well in MS there's not much of a demand for it... everyone's too broke there to pay someone else to put their kids infront of a tv. Ok that sounds bad lol but there's not much else to do in MS so that's generally what people do with their kids. I've worked in a few daycares and that's what most of them did which really bothered me, hence why I didn't work in them very long. Anyway... after we moved to Longview I realized there was actually a demand for nannies and babysitters. So I put my profile up on a few websites that are made for finding nannies. I've sent emails to a few of the families but I heard back from this one lady last week. We scheduled to meet this morning. I got up pretty early today and got myself all cute and drove to their house. I stayed there about 2 hours just talking to the mom and playing with the little boy. She called to see if I could babysit for them Saturday night and asked for some references. She said she's going to call them and then talk it over with her husband. It sounds promising :) My husband is really excited for me since it's something that I've been wanting to do. And of course if I like my job then that puts me in a better mood when I get home from work and therefore makes his night much easier/better lol. So everyone wish me luck!!
Well.. for sticking around I've got a small freebie for ya. It's just some word art. There's actually 2 but here's a preview of one:


Well I'm exhausted from getting up so early and I have to do it all over again tomorrow so I'm heading to bed! Night all!

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Storewide Sale!!!

Woohoo! Sunshine Studio Scraps is having a STOREWIDE SALE for Labor Day!! Go check it out!!!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Need Sleep!!

Hiya everyone! I'm just dropping in real quick before I take a nap. I haven't been getting much sleep at all... too much to do and not enough time! I was up pretty late last night and I had to get up at 8 to make it to my hair appointment so I'm exhausted now. '
Things have been going great around here though! I've been looking for a job and I have an interview on Tuesday and I'm super excited about it. Just pray I get the job... if I do I'll tell you all more about it, but until then I won't bore you with the details. I finally got all of my stuff unpacked from moving a hundred times in a row (yeah a bit of an exaggeration but it really feels like I moved that much)! I spent the past few days doing nothing but cleaning our apartment and putting everything away. Finally last night and today I've been able to get some designing done... Yay! So I was just letting you all know I'm alive and should be back in the next couple of days with some new stuff and a freebie ;) Come see me soon!!!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

My Wonderful CT!!

So, the hubby and I took a spur of the moment trip to Shreveport, LA and went to the casino. We wanted to stay there but they were all booked up so we stayed at a near by hotel. We had a blast! We went to MS to get the rest of my stuff and stayed and hung out w/ friends and my family (mainly brother)... we had a really good time! But... all of that wore me out and I haven't had the time to announce my wonderful CT!! They are all amazing and I'm so glad to have these ladies join my team! Please help me welcome my new CT:

annamarie29 ~ Anna
bcnatty ~ Natasha
danimoy ~ Dani
domad ~ Madlen
DragonflySarah ~ Sarah
ehooton ~ Elaine
eloise24 ~ Erika
fliffy ~ Farha Shaifful
kelmichaels ~ Kelly
mamapajama ~ Steph
mandin ~ Mandi
my3hens ~ Sarah
petitefleur ~ Céline
rhuth79 ~ Ruth
schock77 ~ Stephanie
traeumerin ~ Jessi
winkasheart ~ Dawn

Some of these girls are permanent and some are guests but I love em all!!! They have done such a great job already and you can be sure I'll be showing off their layouts all the time!! Well I have a horrible migraine and I'm still exhausted from the traveling so I'm going to take it easy and watch some tv with Justin. I'll be back to designing tomorrow though... Yay! Later! :)

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Just checking in...

Hello all! I'm just checking in so you know I haven't forgotten about you! :)
Justin and I worked everything out while I was visiting and decided I should move back home with him (Yay!) so Monday I got what I could in my car, which is just enough clothes for a week or so and all my bathroom stuff (yeah that took up most of the car lol), oh and my sweet puppy! We're going back soon to get everything else but it has to be when Justin has some time off work or when his friend is off so we can take his truck. Things are going great though! I haven't gone to look for a job yet but I have to next week :( I've really been enjoying being a stay at home wife lol. I've kept the house sooo clean and cooked every single night... so I hope he doesn't expect all of that when I get a job again. He probably will though... *sigh*.
Really I'm quite lucky because Justin has always been great about helping around the house. He can't take out the trash which sucks... Ok I have this mental image now so I'll let you all get a lil giggle out of it too. My husband is paralyzed, as I've mentioned before, so picture a guy in a wheelchair with a huge FULL trash bag in his lap, tie strings in his mouth, Yes I said IN HIS MOUTH, balancing the bag while trying to roll down a ramp to the huge trash bin outside... it's ok... I know you want to laugh lol I did! So after that experience I'm a nice lil wife and I take the trash out lol. He does do all of the laundry though because I HATE doing that! A/w, he really does help out but I've been spoiling him the past few days and doing everything.
I was thinking of looking for a nanny job.... I could take care of cute lil kids and straighten up around the house and get paid! Sounds good to me lol. Or because I do plan on going back to school as soon as I get accepted I was thinking of another restaurant job? I worked for the Darden company (Red Lobster, Olive Garden, etc) for almost 3 years so I might try that again. I'd have a nice vacation check coming up soon when I hit my 3 year mark and they have pretty good insurance :) Any ideas from anyone? LOL I'm pretty flexible when looking for a job.. I just don't like being bored! Yeah... I'm babbling now.... lol...
Anyway... that's all that's going on in my "real" life as of now. I am working on a collab with another designer that should be done pretty soon! I'm super excited about it and I'll tell you all more about it later (when I know more LOL)! For now I'm going to fix myself breakfast! Later!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

After The Rain!!

So my new kit, After the Rain, is in the store now! Yay! It would have been sooner but I was enjoying my time with Justin so much I just didn't have time to get it all ready. Anyway... Here's a preview of it:
And I haven't announced my CT yet (coming soon!) but here's some GORGEOUS layouts made with the kit so far:
By Fliffy

By kelmichaels
By Träumerin

By mama_pajama
There's more in the gallery at Sunshine Studio Scraps and they are all amazing! And.. of course I've got a freebie for you that matches it, as promised! There's a quickpage and then a lil something extra for you that didn't make it in the kit. Here's a preview of the quick page:

Well I guess that about sums it up for today. I'm working on a collab with someone right now and I have a few ideas for kits but nothing in the works yet. I'm probably going back to Texas tomorrow or the next day so I'll be a little busy moving AGAIN lol but should still be around since I don't have a job yet. That's on my to do list for this week... find a job! Well night all! Enjoy!

Good news!!

I've such good news!! :) Tuesday night I drove to Texas to spend a day or so with my hubby. His birthday was today (well technically yesterday the 16th... it's 3:30 a.m. now lol) so he wanted me to come see him because he had Wednesday off work. Soo.. I got there around 9 p.m. Tuesday night and he got off work around 10. We hung out and watched a movie at the apt. I planned on spending all day Wed. with him then leaving on Thurs. to come back to MS. Things went so well I didn't come home until today (Saturday)! Everything was great and we talked and I'm going home, back to Texas to be with him, this upcoming week. We're waiting until his next day off so he can come get my stuff since it won't all fit in my car. Also he wants to see his best friend that still lives here, BJ. I'm soo glad! I thought we'd work things out eventually but I'm so glad it happened sooner than I thought. When I went he was thinking he still wanted some time to think or whatever he was doing while I was gone lol. After being together though he came to his senses ;) A/w, I didn't get any designing done while I was there so you can blame that all on him lol. I will be announcing my new kit later though. It's already in stores if you want to go check it out but I want to post about it and show off some of the layouts I've seen with it so far AND.... I've got a freebie to match it so come back and look for that later today. I'm about to head to bed though so I wake up a decent hour tomorrow :) Night all!!

Monday, August 11, 2008

New Stuff at Sun!!

So how is everyone doing? Fantabulous I hope! Yeah... that's a word now lol I stole it from my husband :) It's been a lazy day for me and I haven't gotten ANYTHING done. I stayed up all night, not really by choice but just couldn't sleep. I was planning to stay up all day so I could go to bed early tonight and get back on a normal sleep schedule but I fell asleep for a few hours earlier.
Something good did come of me not getting much sleep however. I have almost finished another kit! Yay!!
Here's a few snaps of it just for a lil teaser..
It should be completely finished in a day or so and in the store.. of course I'll let you know when that happens!

Now I have to show love for my other Sunshine Girls! They have some GREAT new stuff out over there that you NEEEED to go check out!

Claudi has this kit called Sonja out. It's just so bright and fun!
Monica has this absolutely GORGEOUS kit out, Crimson Gympsy. I know I'm about to go snag it up so I can make a layout with it!Lauren and Amy (Polka Dot Plum) just released Road Trip.. it's just perfect timing for all of those summer vacations!! I love all the elements in this kit!

All pictures are clickable ;)

Well... I need to get up and go eat and be productive so that's all for now. I'm getting my CT together and Wow is all I have so say! I'm sooo happy with everyone that has applied so it's going to be a tough decision!! LOL... really gone now... later readers!! :)

Sunday, August 10, 2008

New Kit and a Freebie!!!

I'm on a roll lol a kit and a freebie in the same day!! And... I'm working on another kit (wooohoo!). Yeah... you guessed it... I'm having a boring day so I'm wrapped up in digital world :)

Here's my newest kit...
Inspired by Sarah's precious little girl, Lily, this kit is just perfect for the princess in your life! Includes:

12 Textured/Patterned Papers
4 Colorful Bows
2 Flair Buttons
2 Clustered Buttons
1 Adorable Princess Castle
1 Bunch of Calla Lilies
1 Single Calla Lily
2 Fabric Flowers
3 Paper Pieced Flowers
2 Clothespins
1 Paper Pieced Fence
2 Staples
1 Paperclip
3 Paper Word Art Pieces
1 Chrome Princess Crown
5 Curly Ribbons
1 Twisted String
Journaling, Stitches, and more!!

It's in my store now so go grab it!! :)

And... just for you and for sticking around this long here's a freebie :)

Anyway... I'm loving all of the applications for my call so far! Keep em coming :) I better get back to my kit I'm working on before I lose all inspiration... I'm outtie!

My First CT Call!!!

That's right, I'm having my very own CT Call! :) I'm super nervous about this but I'm finally back to normal and have sooo many ideas so I need some ladies to help me out.Requirements:
*3 layouts a month
*Post to 3 galleries (2 of your choice)
*Help promote my products
*Have LOTS of fun!!!

Call Ends Wednesday, August 13th.

Send Email with short bio, link to your most complete gallery, link to blog if you have one, and CT’s you are currently on to with CT Call in Subject!

I hope to hear from you!! (Yay!!! so excited! lol)

Friday, August 8, 2008

I failed...

Yeah, I failed once again as a blogger lol. Want my excuse this time? Hopefully you'll feel sorry for me and forgive me. :)

Well vacation was AMAZING!! We stayed in Franklin, TN with Justin's (my husband) grandparents Saturday and Sunday night. We had fun there and hung out with them and got caught up on family gossip lol. We left Monday for Pigeon Forge, which took about 3 hours. We got lost on the way because the lady told us once we took the exit to turn right at light #3 and go 9 miles and we'd be at our cabins. Well she forgot to mention that lights are actually NUMBERED there and she didn't mean the 3rd light, literally. So we took a detour but managed to find our way back. We made it to light #3 and went the correct way.. all the way up a mountain. It took awhile... the longest 9 miles seriously! Our cabin was wonderful though! Totally worth it! Our friends met us there, they were coming from their family in Kentucky so they took longer than we did so we had some alone time in the cabin ;) We stayed there until Friday morning and checked out. We spent all of Friday in town and then made our way home early Saturday morning (about 2 a.m.). We really had such a great time and I hope we get to go back next year.
So... the part that's kept me away... without getting into great detail my husband wanted some time to himself, more or less a separation. He told me this about 4 days after we got back from vacation. I gave him a week and after that's the only conclusion he could come to I came home to MS to stay with my parents. I've been here 2 weeks and HATE every second of it. My best friend is coming tonight though... she's in Starkville at vet school and has a week off. So I'm hoping this weekend will be better. I think I'll be going home to Texas next week and back to my normal self and schedule.
Good news is I don't have a job so after getting my external hard drive and all my designing stuff unpacked I was able to start on a kit or two. I'm hoping to finish one up this weekend and should have a lil freebie to go with it so check back!! :)

Friday, July 4, 2008

Bye... for now!!

Just wanted to stop by and say bye before I leave for my vacation! I'm heading to bed early... I have a massage appointment in the morning and we're leaving as soon as it's over. I'll be back in a week... don't have too much fun without me! :)

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Vibrant Spirit

My kit now has a named, you guessed... Vibrant Spirit. Julie was the lucky one! She's actually the first person that posted a name and it just stuck with me. Julie, please send me an email at akp_02 (at) yahoo (dot) com and I'll give you a coupon for the kit! :)

For everyone else... how about 15% off the kit? I hope that will work for you! It's in the store now here. Just use the coupon code LoveMyReaders for the discount! Thank you for all of the wonderful suggestions and I'm sure I'll be using more than one of them for later kits.

Check back tomorrow and I should have some matching freebies for the kit as well. Some of the wonderful Sunshine Sweeties helped me out with some stuff so I'm going to share with you! Now I must go clean (blah!!!!) so I'll "see" ya later!

Name Me!!

Hello all!! I hope you're having a fantastic day (or had in my case b/c it's almost 1 a.m., you know my usual posting time lol)! I worked all day and then came home and finally finished a kit I've been working on for a few days! I was just STUCK and couldn't get anywhere on it! Now I'm stuck again and I need your help... My kit needs a name!!! Think you can help me out?

Here's how it'll work. I'll post a preview in just a moment and just leave me a comment with the best name you can think of! Whoever posts the name I choose gets the kit for free!! (Big Yay!! here lol) If I like your name and I think I might use it later, just not for this kit, then you may get a special gift as well ;) Oh and if the name I choose is posted by more than one person then only the first person that posted it wins!

Ok, ya ready???

Whatcha think? There's tons of stuff included in this kit... 12 papers and over 40 elements! So go ahead, hook me up with a great name!!

Oh, I must add.. You have to be quick lol. I'm going on vacation and I need to get this in my store by Friday morning so I'll pick a name Thursday night (don't worry I'm a night owl so it could be really late) :)

And... since you made it this far (in the reading process I mean lol) I have a freebie for ya! It matches this kit so you can get a sneak peak of it ;)
Click Here to Download

Well that's about it! I hope you enjoy and I look forward to seeing what names you all come up with! Later!! :)

Tuesday, July 1, 2008


Hello all! I hope you haven't all abandoned me completely (even though I did you lol)! I've had such a time lately! My computer crashed on me :( but good news is I had ALMOST everything backed up. I've been without a computer, other than a crappy one to check my email on, until...... are you ready...?????
My AWESOME husband got me a new laptop for my birthday!!! I have been wanting one for months and months but never wanted to spend the money on it. My birthday is right around Father's Day so apparently he got a great deal on it, and he works at Best Buy so that helps lol. Soooo I'm back!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So to catch you up.... May was boring, nothing exciting lol. I went home for Mother's Day and saw my mom, brother, and grandparents. Justin's mom passed away the same year he had his accident that paralyzed him so his dad planted 3 of her favorite trees in his yard w/ stones, one for Justin, one for his brother, and one for me. He took pictures of it and I've gone to see it. It's super sweet and I'm sad I missed it since I was home. Other than that nothing happened. June was well... boring lol. I did turn the BIG 24... woohoo? I went home again for Father's Day and spent some time w/ my best friend, who had a short break from vet school. I spent most of Father's Day morning with my dad then went to my grandma's to see them and my mom again. I really miss everyone there :( I came home that Sunday and we took Justin's dad out to eat at Texas Roadhouse (DELICIOUS!). Then Wednesday (the 18th) was my birthday. I got my laptop on Father's Day actually because my husband is impatient. It took me awhile to get everything installed on it and I had to find Photoshop again but now I'm good to go! Since my birthday we haven't done much... just working a lot!
We are going on an awesome vacation on Saturday!! I can't wait! We never went on a honeymoon so this will be our first real vacation together other than a weekend visiting family and what not. We're going to Pigeon Forge, TN and staying in some cabins with Justin's best friend Danny and his g/f, Dayna. I'm off work Friday so I'll be doing laundry and stuff all week and then packing Friday. Saturday we're leaving and going to stay with Justin's grandma in Franklin until Monday morning. Then Monday morning we're leaving for Pigeon Forge and meeting Danny and Dayna there (they are in Kentucky right now seeing his family). Then we stay there until Friday morning and head back home and I've got the rest of the weekend to relax. :)
I guess that's it.. nothing real exciting happening around here. I'm working on some new kits and freebies but I don't have anything yet. Hopefully I'll have something for ya before I leave for vacation. I know I'm a horrible blogger and I keep leaving you all... bad me! I promise to try to post more and keep you updated and make lots of freebies! :) Well I'm out... later!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008


Where has all the time gone?! I wish someone could tell me... or I could find it stashed somewhere lol. Wow so much is going on and April is almost over! I do have some great news :) I'm a designer at Purple Paper Flowers now! YAY!!!!! I don't have as many products there yet b/c I'm still uploading but it's there! I'm sooo excited! The ladies there are so wonderful and so friendly :)
What else?! Oh yes, an excuse for my most recent absence from posting lol I've had a migraine for a week... can you believe that? Not a day, not two days, not even three... but seven freakin days! It was MISERABLE! After begging my husband to just please knock me out lol I decided I better try something different so I went and bought 3 different kinds of medicine and took them all. I know, probably not the safest thing to do but I was desperate and FINALLY it's gone! So I'm not sure which new medicine worked but something did the trick. So today is my first day I'm able to actually look at my computer without wanting to cry from pain. I've got so much to catch up on! I didn't want you all to think I was dead so here I am! it's 1 a.m. so I should probably go soon though. I hope to have a freebie for you in the next few days. This weekend I'm busting my butt and finishing up some designs I was working on before the ridiculous headache came so next week I should have some more stuff to share with you :) And pretty soon some VERY exciting news as well! So please don't leave me... I promise to be a better blogger lol. *Muah* night!

Saturday, April 5, 2008


Ok I promised a freebie so here it is... Just a lil mini kit for ya!


Ok I'm exhausted and have lots to do still lol so I'll be back later! *Muah*

I've been tagged!

Kristi tagged me and I've never been tagged so I'm just doing what she said LOL.

1. Four jobs I have held: Server, Office Manager, Receptionist, Caretaker for children

2. Four movies I could watch over and over:
Dirty Dancing, Grease, The Sweetest Thing, Shawshank Redemption

3. Four places I have lived: Byram, MS, Jackson, MS, Crowley, LA , Longview, TX

4. Four TV shows I like:
American Idol, I Love Lucy, CSI, Law & Order, Moonlight (ok so more than 4 lol)

Four people who email me regularly:
My mom, Amy, Diane, that's about it

6. Four favorite foods:
Mexican, Italian, Ice Cream (lol it counts I promise), peanut butter

7. Four places I’d rather be:
Visiting the Sunshine Girls. (love this one Megs) <---Ditto, visiting friends in Jackson, in bed w/ my hubby, on the beach

8. Four people I’m tagging:

1. Sarah

2. Adriane

3. Shawn

4. Michelle

Ok Now I'm really gone lol night!

Friday, April 4, 2008


Wow It seems like it's been forever since I've posted anything! I've been sooo busy! Of course I did the Sunshine Girls CT call. We had an amazing response! I'm sorry to those that didn't quite make it because of me closing the call early. I do want you to know that I'm still sorting through those "late" ones and will be offering some guest spots, so don't give up hope just yet! ;)

I've got a bunch of wonderful things going on right now and I can't wait to share the news with everyone :) But it must wait a little longer! Keep checking back though b/c you'll love it!

Oooh, I have to show off my layout lol. Monica will love me for posting it here. I'm on Monica's CT (mgl scraps) by the way (Squeeeeeeeeee!! <--just for her) Yesterday I downloaded one of her awesome Dreams in Colour collections from Elemental Scraps. I got "Potential" which is the black one. It's AWESOME! I already owned her Obsession kit and add ons too. A/w, so I was getting ready to make a layout for Monica and I couldn't find a picture I was satisfied with. My friend Sarah suggested "Scrap about me b/c you love me and I'm the coolest person ever..." LMFAO I think she was kidding but here it is lol
Both the kits are so easy to work with and so versatile!! Love them!

Ok anyway, I'm being bad and on here at work again so I better run. I have a freebie for you tonight when I get home though (yay!! finally, right?!)

Saturday, March 29, 2008

CT Call!

Our CT Call is officially over! I ended it a bit early because we already had so many great applications! I should be announcing our new Sunshine Sweeties by Monday :) Thanks for your support and interest!


My wonderful, AMAZING friend (and only CT Member lol), Sarah, made a gorgeous quick page for you all! It's made with my new kit, Tropical Punch. I just love her page she made so I think I'll have to use it soon as well! I hope you like it!

Monday, March 24, 2008


The Sunshine Girls are looking for some Sunshine Sweeties!

3 layouts a month
Post in 3-4 galleries, including DST
Have fun!!!

If you’re interested please send an email to with a short bio and a link to your best gallery!

Call ends March 31st!!

You can find our official Sunshine Blog here!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Sunshine Sweets

Welcome to the Sunshine Sweets 1st Annual Easter Egg Hunt!" The Sunshine Girls (and surprise... we've added a Mr. Sunshine to our little designer group) hope you enjoy our newest collaborative freebie "Sunshine Sweets".

In the spirit of a traditional Easter Egg hunt we've decided to send you on a little, and VERY easy, hunt for our freebies! Simply click on my egg and download my freebie... inside your download will be my portion of "Sunshine Sweets" along with the link to the blog of another Sunshine Girl (or guy! LOL) just follow that link and click on THEIR egg...their download will contain the link for the next blog... and so on and so on...

Oh! and what would be an Easter hunt without the GOLDEN EGG?? Somewhere during your hunt, you will download the Golden Egg, this link will take you to somewher
e where you've NEVER been before, someplace NEW and VERY exciting!! This new place will have a great surprise for you (and only you, our loyal egg hunters)! This surprise will also contain a link that will help you continue on your hunt until at last your journey brings you back to my little blog... where your hunt will be complete!

No hurry...all of our links will be active for plenty long enough for you all to find your eggs, crack them open and enjoy your sweets in time for Easter! So, get busy...have fun and have a great Easter!!!

UPDATE: There seems to be a teensy mix-up. If you came here looking for the next "egg" and you realize you already have MY "egg", here's the solution: Go to Trish's blog and keep going from there!! Hope this clears things up for those of you who seem to have hit a dead end! Thanks for your patience and understanding!!


So here's one part of my wonderful news :) The Sunshine Girls have worked together to create our first in-store collaboration! YAY!! I know you want to see it so here's a preview...
It includes over 80 papers, 180 elements, and 7 alphas!!! It's over 750MB! Say it with me now... WOOOOWWWW!!!! You can buy the kit as a whole or just the Bright and Sunny or Shabby and Chic kits. We also have glitter, plastic styles, brag books, and more!
I know, you're excited so you want to go buy it now, right? So here's the list of places you can find it, just click them to go straight to the kit!
Ellie Lash Designs
Sugarplum Paperie
Web Designz by Kristi

Ok, well I got on here while at work to share the news so I better run! I'll be back tomorrow with more great news and a freebie!

So busy!!

I've got so much going on and so much great news for all of you that I can't quite share yet ;) It's very exciting though, trust me!!

I will let you in on a little fun we're going to be having later this week. Our Easter freebie collab will be posted shortly and you'll have a small Easter egg hunt to find all of your goodies!! Don't worry, it's an EASY one! There's also a golden egg waiting somewhere for you... somewhere new ;)

Oh and check out the ScrapMatters blog because I was lucky enough to host the Words for Wednesday and there's a small freebie waiting for you over there!

So keep checking back... there's so much fun stuff ahead!!!!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

HUGE freebie!!

Ok, well it's not ready YET but I have some great news! You may have already read this on the other blogs [of the Sunshine Girls], but we're working on another HUGE MEGA FREEBIE COLLAB for ya! It's going to be for Easter and it's FABULOUS! So that's why I haven't had another freebie... I'm trying to get stuff ready for this kit which will be well worth the wait!

I'm also in the process of trying to switch my blog over to WordPress so if something seems off in the next few days then just bare with me :)

Nothing new going on here other than that, really. I'm all settled in and really enjoying Texas. I'm loving my job so far, it's very interesting and laid back. I love how close I am to everything, only 10 minutes or less to anything I need. Of course, Dallas and Shreveport aren't too far away if we want to go out and have a fun weekend or whatever. So all is well with the move!
Alright, well better get back to work... keep checking back so you don't miss out on the mega freebie!!!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Me again!

Since blogger is being nice and I have a few minutes of down time I'm going to post the rest of the yummy stuff from my store at DC :)
Here's a sweet little vintage alpha:

My rubber bands I had before as a freebie were quite popular so I made some more... I like these more for sure! It comes w/ a piece of card board as well. :)
And some lovely wraps with a vintage frame! They are all separate so you can put them on other frames if you'd like. I'll have more stuff coming soon for ya! Hope you like it all :) I'm outtie for now!

Sweet As Sugar!!

Good morning all!! I'm having a good morning so far... I got a lot of rest last night! I didn't go to sleep the night before, no idea why though, just didn't feel good I guess. So I went home last night and ate and spent a few moments w/ the hubby then went to bed. I did manage to upload my freebie to Digital Candy though :) Soo... here's a preview, it's called Sweet as Sugar
You can click on it to go get it in the Digital Candy store! :)

Also for all of my blinkie lovers, you can now purchase my blinkies in the DC store as well. I'm very excited about this. I think this will help me keep things straight and make the wait time shorter than usual since there will be some sort of order to my requests. Alright well I better go before my boss kills me lol. Thanks for stopping by!!! *Muah*

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

My Candy!

I just stopped by before I head to bed to show off my "Candy" I have at Digital Candy! I hope you'll go by and check it out! There's also TONS of wonderful designers there so something for everyone :)

Here's a cute lil mini kit made just for boys called Snakes N Snails:Ok and I would show you more but Blogger is being slow :( It won't upload my pictures. But just click that kit to go to my store.
I'm working on a freebie but it's 1 a.m. and I have to work in the morning bright and early so I better head to bead! I'll be back tomorrow :)

Monday, March 3, 2008

I'm a Candy Girl!!!!

So please forgive me for not having a freebie but I have a really good reason (lol I'm full of excuses huh?) But really this is good!! I'm now a Candy Girl!! Yay!!!

Click the blinkie above to check out my store! There's not much yet but I'm super super excited and I hope you all like it!!
Anyway, I was uploading my stuff and doing my packaging tonight and of course I was doing blinkie orders! Which reminds me, pretty soon my blinkies will be sold from Digital Candy. I think this will be a lot easier for me and my customers so I'm looking forward to having them up in the store. Ok well.. I STILL have blinkies to make lol.. I'm a busy girl these days! So I'm gone again.... I shall return! Later :)

Sunday, March 2, 2008

I have a blinkie!

Hi all! I know what you're thinking... I have internet and I'm STILL not around all the time, right? Well yesterday (and still today actually) I had the WORST migraine ever. I was having hot flashes and couldn't look at the computer for more than a few minutes at a time. Not fun at all! I feel a little better today so I'm going to try to get as much done as possible. Before I start all my work I had to share my new blinkie!!
I know it sounds crazy since I make them for everyone else but I can't make my own for anything. I asked the wonderful Sunshine Girls (from the freebie collabs) if they knew of anyone that could make me one and Monica's husband, Vasco, volunteered! How sweet of him!! :)

So I need everyone to go check out his blog, MoonScraps, and leave him some love! He just started scrapping and is doing a terrific job! :)

Ok well I have LOTS of blinkie orders to get done and then hopefully I'll have time for a freebie ;)

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Doing the HAPPY Dance!!!!!!

I HAVE INTERNET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Can you tell I'm excited lol? My WONDERFUL husband called and talked them into coming yesterday to hook it up. We had some issues at first but had it going last night! They came by again today to try and work on our cable outlets b/c some are out. I'm having to use one that's kind of inconvenient but at least I have internet back! I've been having serious withdrawals and I have soooo much to catch up on. I don't even know where to start.
I know at least 2 challenges have been posted for the ADSR and I need to get started on those... I think one is due this weekend. My partner, Sarah, is probably ready to kill me b/c I haven't done the first one yet lol.
I'm catching up on blinkie orders, which WOW I had a lot of requests when I finally checked my email. I'm not complaining though.. I just hope everyone has a tiny bit of patience lol.
And my poor CT's... I have so many layouts to do it's not even funny! I hope they don't all fire me :(
I'm also working on some products to sell ;) and of course, FREEBIES! I know it's been forever since I've had any, well Valentine's Day, but that was entirely too long ago. So I'm going to try and whip something up for ya in the next few days.
Anyway, just wanted to update you all... I need to get to work! Later!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Hi All!!!!

Wow, where have I been?! Well I've decided moving officially sucks! We lived with Justin's dad for a week and I started my job last week. I've been so busy and haven't had time to get online at all. Then over the weekend we moved our stuff into our apartment, which still isn't finished. They are widening the door so Justin's wheelchair will fit through it (the bathroom door not the front door). So our master bath is a mess right now! They still have to put the frame/trim around the door and puddy the drywall and repaint and put a door knob on. They are working on it today while we're at work and tomorrow, so hopefully Tuesday they will be finished with that. We tried setting up an appointment to get our internet hooked up but they can't come yet :( They were closed Saturday and so we have to set it up today and hopefully they won't make me wait a week like they said at first. I'm having withdrawals already :( I'm sneaking on at work right now to check my mail and such and I'm going to try and reply to everyone at some point today but if you don't hear back from me then blame the internet people here lol. Anyway, just wanted to update you all and let you know we're getting all settled in :) Later!!!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Hi all! I hope you're all having a wonderfully romantic day :) I'm not lol but not my husband's fault. I had to come back to Jackson last night to finish packing and getting stuff together and finish up some last minute errands before we move. Justin will be here either late Friday or early Saturday, depending on when his friend gets off b/c he's helping us move, then I'll be in Texas for good. After Saturday I'm not sure how my internet situation will be so I wanted to just wish you all well! See you soon!!

Love Actually

Ok, here's my part!! I'm so excited that I was able to get some stuff done for all of you even with everything I had going on! I was at work when I realized my stuff was late going up so sorry about that.. I snuck on at work and managed to get it posted but didn't have any time to write anything for you lol. So here it is.. there's a few surprises that aren't in the preview! I hope you enjoy it all! Thanks for stopping by :)


Other lovely ladies taking part in the collab:

Sunday, February 10, 2008


I just have to say I'm soooo happy about all of the wonderful comments we've gotten on our Vday freebie!! The response has just been amazing :) Thank you everyone for your wonderful, sweet words! I'm glad I was able to get something out for all of you in the middle of my move and that you are all enjoying it.

I haven't had much design time since I've been packing and such. But last week before I left I tried to catch up on layouts for my CT's. I meant to show them off before... everyone has had such awesome kits and products coming out!!! You can click all of these for credits :)

The designers at ScrapMatters have been popping out some wonderful stuff. Here's a favorite of mine

Also I'm a guest for Blythe Evans for February! She sells at Purple Paper Flowers and just opened up her own store as well HERE. I'm just so impressed with everything she has!

Also, Kiki Halbert asked me to stay full time, since I was a guest for the past 3 months! I'm so excited.. she's been a busy bee getting great new products out!

And can't forget OneScrappyMom!! I love this kit she did with Becki Kress...
Yeah, I stole a few of Sarah's pics lol. But her family is gorgeous so I couldn't resist scrapping them!
Ok well I'm in Texas now and must go look for a job tomorrow. I better get some beauty sleep :) Night all!!