Friday, January 30, 2009

The Fridge Accident

I went through the many photos sitting on my hard drive & found this one {as well as the letter that went with it}.

Kit used is Whitewash; frame from Blythe; doodle arrows by me; alpha by Nikki Scott

Here is a close up of the letter they left me.
Click on the letter for a full size view ~

Kids can be so weird.....

Now whether or not Savvy actually lost a bobbie pin in the fridge, she did pull out all the bottom drawers and climb in. I think they just wanted to see if she could fit in the fridge but I couldn't get any of them to admit it. They wrote down their stories & are sticking to them!! LOL

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Darn Cold Weather....

Yup. It's official ~ winter has come to AZ :(
I was really enjoying the wonderful warm weather, then this week it decided to go cold. I know some of you are dealing with below zero temps, snow, sleet, rain & all the icky winter weather I really hate, but when the temps drop below 60 here, it's like a cold snap!! LOL D & I had to bundle up for our walk to school ~ long sleeves, jackets, &
**gasp** jeans!! LOL I have to make sure I have a tissue pack my nose runs so much with the cold!! Then to make my walk even more enjoyable ~ yesterday I woke up at 4 AM with a bad allergy attack & was sneezing and blowing my nose most of the morning until my allergy tabs clicked in. Yuck!!
I've been working on another kit & I think I'm running out of steam! LOL I think after this one is done, I'll take a rest from designing for a bit and maybe actually scrap a few pages!! LOL Here's a sneak peek of my new kit, Blythe, in the form of a free quick stik!!
Enjoy, and have a {warm} great day!! ;)

**{Thank you for your interest in my freebie, but this download is no longer available.}**

Friday, January 23, 2009


Before I went back to working outside the home, I would walk the girls to school each day. I enjoy walking. I would average about 3 miles a day. I miss those walks. Not only were they good exercise, it was a great time for the girls to discuss their day while we walked home. I never really lost weight, but maintained it & was in fairly good shape. Three years & a desk job later, I am feeling the effects of not walking each day. {Those once 'fit good' jeans, are no longer fitting so well!!} Since I am currently unemployed, I figured it's time to take advantage of it & get back to walking. So all this week I've been walking the youngest to school. I only do it in the morning because there isn't enough time to get the middle one in the afternoon then walk to the school for the youngest. So, both ways, it's about 1 1/2 maybe 2 miles. Not bad, but man, oh man am I outta shape!! LOL Not only do my calves, butt & thighs ache but also my shins!! I've never had my shins ache from walking!! It's so weird. But I know it wont last & I feel so much better.
So, today after my morning walk, I sat down on my widening back end worked a bit on a new kit & made another QS from both Whitewash & Valentina. I thought some of you might enjoy it.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Which is what it's been the past few days. Yesterday it was 79 degrees!! But oh, so nice. A couple days were breezy & just perfect. You'd never know it was January!! I love it. We've lightened up the blankets on our beds & are back using fans in every room, as well as opening up all the doors. It got me in a Spring cleaning mood! LOL I make the girls clean their bathroom every weekend, but they haven't done a deep down through cleaning in ages, so today I spent the morning scrubbing it down. Don't let anyone fool you ~ girls are sloppy little piglets!! I never use their bathroom, just pass it while walking down the hall to my room, but I noticed the trash was overflowing, the tub looked a bit grimy & the floor was very dirty. So I got out all the cleaning supplies, rubber gloves, threw my hair up & scrubbed walls, floors, toilet, tub & sink for an hour & a half. I'm not even sure what some of the grime was I cleaned & certinally don't care to know. And with 3 long haired girls, hair was EVERYWHERE!!! Not to mention all the stains on the sink & counter from hair color!! I was going to clean my bathroom {it just needs wiping down & the floors mopped}, but ran out of energy. I'll save that for tomorrow....
Enough about my dirty bathrooms, on to the more interesting {& fun} stuff. Just uploaded to the Store ~ Valentina. Perfect for
Valentine's Day cards & layouts, or just for everyday layouts.

And as a treat for you for reading all the way through my bathroom ramblings, 2 quick stiks made w/ Valentina!!!

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Sunday, January 18, 2009

New Kit Coming Soon....

I have a sneak peek for you....

Coming to the store soon!! And I'm pretty sure there will be a freebie or two as well ;p

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Exhaustion & the Sickies

I just finished up a 3 day designing marathon. I've been commissioned to put together 120 designs of custom iron pieces {entry doors, gates, security doors, fence & railing} for a catalogue. Whew! I'm glad it's over. I was so focused on designing, I had to put Post It's on my computer to remind me to pick the girls up from school!!
Today, my little one is home sick. She had complained of a sore throat on Sunday morning, but said nothing more about it the rest of the day. So I basically blew it off. Yesterday, after school she said it was really hurting, even when just swallowing water. When I checked her throat ~ it was very red & splotchy. So she had to gargle with salt water & Antiseptic mouthwash, go to bed early {6:30!!} and take a day off school to rest. She's feeling much better now, so she'll most likely go to school tomorrow. Let's just hope it's not a virus that will run amuck throughout the household!!
Before I'm off to watch Animal Planet w/ my sick little one, here are a couple of gifts for you ~ quick stiks from my Madaline kit & one from Whitewash. Enjoy!

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Friday, January 09, 2009


Popping in real quick before I get in the shower ~ how about a free QS made with my new kit Talis? I thought you'd like that. LOL

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Wednesday, January 07, 2009

New Items!

I've been busy!! I have a new kit & paper pack I just uploaded to the store. Blogger is acting wonky & won't let me upload any pics, but if you click here & here the links will take you directly to the items. I'm off to hunt for old pics of the girls to scrap. G'nite...

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Happy New Year!!

Yeah, I know. I'm a few days late. But better late than never. Today was a cold & rainy day which we get very few of here in AZ. {Thank goodness!!} I love the fact that we can still wear shorts in January without fear of freezing to death! LOL

I had planned on taking my middle one to Abercrombie, but she ended up with a severe headache & vomiting. I was also going to take the girls to the park, but the rain squelched that idea. So instead I did some more organizing. I have so many scrap files on both my laptop & my PC, I needed to get them all in one place & in a organized manner so I knew exactly what I had. It seems I'm constantly organizing files. Maybe one day I'll actually be done! LOL In my quest to be uber organized I found an old kit that was hiding on the PC. I thought you'd all enjoy it, so here for your pleasure is the free full kit Izadore ~

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