Saturday, March 31, 2007

FernLili's Fresh Freebie ~ Part 1

It's not quite April 1st here {It's now about 9:50PM}, but I have a busy morning tomorrow & figured it's easier to upload it now, rather than sometime later Sunday. I know, I know. Those of you who are night owls, or on the opposite side of the globe, are so bummed the link is up early!!! Enjoy, & I'll see you tomorrow.

Grab part 1 here

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No Foolin'!!

I've had a kit sitting on my hard drive, half finished, when I thought it'd be fun to give pieces of it away each day for the month of April {begining, of course, on April 1st}! It's been revamped a bit, more elements added, and is perfect for baby, Easter, and all the events in between! I had so much fun doing the last kit give away, I just had to do another. There's a catch, though. {Isn't there always a catch??!!} Each download will be active for only 2 days before I take them down. {Not such a bad catch after all!!} It's called 'Fresh', which fits right in with my "F" theme!! It was purely unintentional, but here is a peek at FernLili's Fresh Freebie. {This would've been perfect to release on a Friday in February!! LOL} Be sure to check back each day so you don't miss any pieces!

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Little Cars

We got our rental car while we're waiting for the truck to get repaired. Our insurance will cover a car up to $25/day, which mean if we don't want any out of pocket costs, we get a compact car. Well, let me tell you, after driving a huge Dodge Ram 1500 for over year, most cars feel compact!! We got a Dodge Neon, and man is that a little car!! Now, I'm very short ~ only 4'11" ~ and it's even small for me!! Because I'm cursed with very short legs, I have to have the seat up as far as it goes {in the truck I also have to use a pillow to boost me up to see over the steering wheel!!!} and in order to get out of this itty bitty Neon, I have to push the seat back because my knees hit under the steering column!! I've ever been in a car where I've had to do that. And it's so low. I love that the truck is up high & I can see over most other vehicles. Here's hoping it won't take too long to get the truck back!! Enough of my ramlings for this morning. Off to work now. Until next time....

Friday, March 23, 2007


It turns out the truck wasn't quite in Tucson. It was in Mariopa, which is about 1/2 way between here & Tucson. And it's not in as bad of condtion as it sounded. The interior damage is all very repairable & the radio wasn't ripped out, just the face plate taken off. So it is now at a repair shop in town and waiting for the insurance adjuster to inspect the damage. Now we sit & wait.
Just got a report from my SIL ~ our niece is doing very well. She has had her casts removed & is wearing walking "boots", but is still unable to put any weight on her feet. She has to go for a CAT scan to see if her right leg still needs a plate. {The bone broke through the skin, so they didn't put in a plate for fear of infection.} After the CAT scan, they'll know if she'll need another operation. So we wait & see. She has gotten the go ahead to go back to campus & join her classmates in a few classes, but for only 1/2 the day. A nice break from the bordom of laying around the house all day!!
Off to getting kids to school & me to work, so until next time....

Thursday, March 22, 2007

A Big DUH!!!

Everday I check my Blog & 4Shared to read all the comments. And, yes, I read every one of them!! I thought it was odd that I did not see any comments here, but a ton over at 4Shared. Now, please don't think me vain, but don't we all love to hear praise?? Besides, I missed hearing from everyone. So I checked my Blog settings. Apparently, somewhere along the way, I checked the box to have all comments moderated. Which ment they into a folder for me to read & approve for publishing bfore they show up here. What an airhead I am sometimes!! But got that now fixed. There was a post {can't remember who, or if it was here or 4Shared} tha brought to my attention, I do not have a link to my store anywhere on my Blog!! If you haven't noticed from my site & here, I really like I clean look. So I never added any links in the side bar to keep my Blog clean. I guess it's pretty presumptious {sp} to think everyone who visits me here, also knows where to buy my stuff. Now I have to take a few minutes to play with the template & add a store link so visitors know where to shop. But will be for another day.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Good News, Bad News

The good news ~
The truck was found!!!

The bad news~
It's in Tucson {we live in Tempe} and is in bad condition. The radio was ripped out {it wasn't even a very good one. Had AM/FM stereo & a tape deck!!}, the interior lights were smashed, & the ignition is mangled. And that was just what I got over the phone at 7:00 last night. There could be more damage.

And more good news ~
It's covered under our insurance!

Thanks for all your kind words, and I see that a few of you have grabbed the Felt Flower Freebie From FernLili!

Until next time....

Monday, March 19, 2007


Unbelievable. Yesterday, sometime between 8:30 AM & 3:00 PM, some low life stole our truck!! It just amazes me that people have no fear committing crimes in broad daylight. I filed a police report, & the officer told me our truck {a 96 Doge Ram} was one of the most popular stolen vehicles in Phoenix. Lucky us. After work today, we have go to the insurnce agency to file a report with them & get a rental, since the truck is our only form of transportation. It was very low on gas, so hopefully the thief will just do some joy riding, then leave it when the gas runs out. And hopefully all in one piece! We already know we will most likely have to have the ignition repaired, maybe the locks, & who knows what else. What bummer.

Thanks for reading about my wonderful {written sarcastically!} weekend. I had some time on my hands ~ remember, I can't go aywhere! so I did some playing on the 'puter. As a little surprise to those who've read this far {were you bored today??? LOL} here are some felt flowers. As I was zipping these up, I noticed a Funny ~ Felt Flower Freebie From FernLili!!!" Maybe I should've waited to gave these away on Friday!!! LOL. OK. Enough of the insanity. {Do forgive me. I did, after all, just get my truck stolen.}

grab them here

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Tuesday, March 13, 2007

On a Roll!

I can't believe it! I completed another LO!!! Yeah me! I read a few other Blogs, & have to admit I'm a bit jealous these ladies manage to pump out a great LO just about everyday. I'm probably never going to be that profecient (sp), but I try! This one is of all pictures Savannah took with my digital camera {except the one of herself, of course!}. She is a talented gal, but oh, so very weird!! LOL. Check it out ~

credits ~ everythig from Shabby Princess' Wild Love except red gingham bow from my gingham ribbons & bows collection.

I never know what I'll get off my digital camera. Savannah likes to take it & take these very weird photos. I get pictures of girls on closet shelves, eyeballs, cannibal kids, & the ever present goofy face & peace sign.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Miserable, Crappy Weekend...

Yes, that was my weekend & today I have to go to work! It's been beautiful here ~ in the low 80's, but my allergies acted up ~ BAD ~ so I really didn't enjoy any of it. My eyes are so red, itchy & puffy, and I've sneezed more times in 1 hour than I care to think about! I've taken my allergy tablets, but they always take a while to kick in. Then when they finally do, I'm drowsy! I've never had allergies before until I became pregnant w/ my first daughter. Go figure. I did sit down at the computer & between bouts of sneezing, blowing my nose & itching my eyes, I pumped out a LO!! Yeah!! It's a scraplift of Cori's 'Tiny Toes' over a Digi Shop Talk ~ whatcha think?

credits ~ background paper, cardboard strip, messy ribbon, blue flower, blue ric rac ~ Miss Mint - Craft Jar; paper strips, stitching & flower ~ Shabby Princess - Festival; peelng paint heart ~ Julie Mead - Weathered Delights Mini; heart paper tear ~ Steph's Digial Paper Tearing; paper strip alpha ~ Traci Simms

Saturday, March 10, 2007

I've been trying to figure out how to use Savannah's pictre in a LO. It's taken me about a week of it sitting on a blank page in PSP!!! I knew I wanted to use the doodles & papers from the awesome freebie at Cat Scrap called "Another Circus". Finaly, I sat down today & added papers, deleted them. I added elements, then deleted them, too!! I decided I needed to walk away from it for a bit, so I took 2 of my girls out for a little shopping. I came back 2 hours later & went back at it. Here is the final result {hard to believe it took me so long!!}

credits ~ papers by Cat Scap, Michelle Underwood, & Melany Violette; doodle by Cat Scrap

Thursday, March 08, 2007

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Tuesday, March 06, 2007

A LO ~ Finally!

Just wanted to share the latest LO I managed to get finished. I think Riley took these pic of Savannah, but then she manages to take pics of herself that LOOK like her sister took them!! LOL

Cedits ~ papers - mine from Lola Pop & Cheery Me kits; tag - Chcklets {re-colored}; bows - gingham ribbons & bows collection; arrows - arrow doodles {made into stickers}; corner doodle - doodle sticer Blog freebie; stitching - Mo Jackson

Sunday, March 04, 2007

New Items in the Store

I've got some cool new elements in the store this week. Two new collections ~ gingham ribbons & bows and silk flowers with "diamond" centers. And my favorite ~ hand drawn doodles. I had a couple of slow days at work, so I doodled away!! LOL

I really had fun with the doodles, so I started playing with the marker art tool in PSP. I love how it looks. Just like a real marker with shades of light & dark. So colored in a few of them & thought ~ "Ta-da the perfect freebie ~ doodle stickers!" Enjoy!

grab them here

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Thursday, March 01, 2007

The Photographer

If you're a regular reader of my little o Blog, you've most likely seen a photo or 2 my oldest, Savannah, has taken. I just have to share the latest. Now, keep in mind, she's just 13, she's using a basic Phillips PT44434, 3.0 mega pixel digital camera (no zoom), and has had no photography classes. AND the photo has not been altered in any way. She said she took the pic by reaching behind her back, then between her legs {???} ~ I've now learned not to ask the photographer how she got the shot!! LOL Check it out ~

Pretty awesome, huh? She has no idea yet, but this one is going to be grabbed by Mom to be scrapped!! Speaking of scrapping, how would you like a little freebie??? I've been playing around trying to make glitter elements, {still think I need to work at it more} and made a bunch of hand drawn doodled glitter flowers for you to grab. Enjoy! ;)

Grab them here

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