Thursday, December 31, 2009

It's THURSDAY! *and a freebie*

Do you know what that means?

Thrifty Thursday!

You do not want to miss out on these deals.  Have you seen some of the products they've got over there?

In addition, there are a couple new designers having their Grand Openings this week, and they're passing along the savings with a 50% Off Sale!  It ends soon, so head over right away.


And...because I'm such a generous soul (haha), I'm going to toss out a freebie, just for you.  One thing, if you take advantage of the great freebies I pass along, I'd love for you to leave a comment.  Deal?  Okay, let's get down to business.

Have a great New Years' Eve and please be safe!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Speeding your way...

You don't want to miss out on the Speed Scrap at My Life and Scrap this Saturday.  It's bound to be a great time!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

No good deed goes un-punished...

This is a funny story, I just had to share.

Last Thursday, Christmas Eve, I temporarily lost my mind and decided to do some last minute shopping.  The lines were atrocious, the people were rude, the sales people were severely overworked and I spent the whole time wishing I was home.

Because I didn't finish up until around 2pm, my stomach was beyond growling and was hollering for some sustenance.  I pulled the car into the drive-thru lane of a local fast food restaurant.  As I placed my order, I saw a car pull up behind me.  A young woman (presumably the mother) and 4 small children were in there.  Despite my exhaustion, I decided to do a nice thing for the young family.  I pulled up to the window to pay, and asked the cashier to also give me the total for the car behind me.  She got very suspicious, even when I told her I wanted to pay for their food, as well.  I paid for us both, and she said "so, you know them?"  I told her that I had never seen them before, but when they pulled up I asked her to please tell them I said Merry Christmas.

I got my food and left the restaurant, with a big smile on my face.  I was feeling so Christmas-y and really couldn't wait to get home and tell my husband what a nice thing I'd done (hoping it would rub off on him).  It wasn't until I was halfway home that I realized, I'd frazzled the cashier so much, she forgot to give me my drink!

Merry Christmas. 

No good deed goes unpunished.  :)  I didn't mind too much.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Float like a butterfly, Sting like a bee...

Because those great ladies at MLAS know you can't get enough, they're offering a great sale!

You don't want to miss out on this one. 

Chooo Chooo!

Those lovely designers at My Life and Scrap have done it again.  They've put together a really lovely blog train FULL of great freebies!

Go check it out!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Can't get enough...

I just can't help myself.  I've got to point out a few more challenges over at My Life and Scrap.  Drop in and give them a test-run.  You won't be sorry!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Get your motor running...

Can you believe this month is already half over?  Where did it go?  Come to think of it, where did the last year go? 

If you love challenges, or are looking for a way to get your creative juices flowing again, take a look at the new challenges over at My Life and Scrap.  In fact, I'm the brand-spankin-new hostess of the Scrap Mix and the Font Challenge for this round and I am SO EXCITED.

Stop by, I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Exciting things are happening...

Have you been to My Life and Scrap lately?  There are some exciting things happening over there.  New designers, new challenges...inspiration is everywhere.

BrittBree is having her GRAND OPENING this week and has some great products at amazing prices.  Go take a peek!

Just to get your creative juices flowing, here is a freebie Quick Page from BrittBree:

Happy Scrapping!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Daily Doses of December...

Have you heard of the Daily December project by Ali Edwards?  Basically, she keeps track of one thing that happened during each day of December.  It can be something exciting, like decorating or writing a letter to Santa, or it can be something rather commonplace, like a nice dinner.  She peppers her pages with cute elements and photos, which make for a really fun project.  This year, I've decided to play along.  My project ventures from hers slightly, in that my pages are 100% digital, and I'm (sort of) sticking with a color theme.  So far.  :)  Of course, this could all change as the month goes on.

Here are a few of my pages, I'll share more in the next few days:

What do you think?
I've linked all of the photos, so if you'd like, feel free to leave a comment either here or in the gallery.
All papers and elements are from the Polar Play kit by Dream Big Designs, available HERE.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Come One, Come All....

It's that time once again, the current challenges at My Life and Scrap are drawing to an end and new ones will be starting next week.  It's not too late, though.  Stop by My Life and Scrap and submit your entries!  There are some great ladies with some fantastic ideas to get your creative juices flowing.  Did you know that for each challenge you participate in, you earn points toward the amazing products at the My Life and Scrap shop?

Here are a couple for you to try:

Happy Scrapping!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


Good Morning!  Boy do I have something awesome to show you today.  Over at MLAS, there's a neat lady having a GRAND OPENING sale and her products are wonderful!

If you struggle with finding just the right words for your page, or you are a fan of neat word art, this designer is for you!  Let me give you a sneak peek (...and....if you stick around to the end...there might be a surprise).

And she's got many many more.
You better hurry!  Right now, all of @jacquie's products are 50% OFF!!!

Here is a freebie, just for you:

*all images are linked*

Saturday, December 5, 2009

It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood....

Of course, not MY neighborhood, but I'm certain it's beautiful in SOMEONE's neighborhood.

You see, this morning I woke to discover that something connected to our sprinkler system (yes, I'm that techinical that I don't even know it's name) froze and broke last night.  Oh, but that's not all.  It seems, it froze and broke and created a stunning GUYSER that shot water waaaaay into the sky. Nope, that still isn't all.  It seems that all this freezing and breaking and guyser-ing occurred in the late hours of last night or wee hours this morning resulting in a small lake outside our home.  I'm not certain, but I think it's fair to say that the neighbors are not pleased that we turned their homes into lakefront-property without their permission. lovely husband and I have been slogging through the ice and snow and mud most of the day and I'm finally inside for good, ready to thaw out.

Despite my cold outsides, my heart is still nice and warm, so I'm giving away a fantastic freebie from the wonderful ladies over at My Life and Scrap.  It was created using the Mega Collab kit Home is Where the Heart Is.  Isn't it beautiful!?

*image is linked*

I hope your weekend is better, and warmer, than mine has been so far.  Have a great one!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Don't Delay (and a couple freebies)!

The Grand Opening sale for Rucola Designs ends soon, you don't want to miss out!

For a short time, she is also offering these FREEBIES!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Here we go again...

Can you believe we're already into December?  Where on Earth has the time gone?  Of course, a new month means new challenges over at My Life and Scrap!  Are you ready to flex your scrapping muscles and get to work?  Of course, it is a lot more fun than work...

Here are just a couple that are BRAND NEW THIS WEEK!!

Miraculous Weather!'s 3am and I'm awake.  Again.  I'm not so sure it's insomnia and not those darn puppies wanting to play in the middle of the night.  Oh well, a couple more weeks and they'll be keeping their new families awake. 

Since I was up, I figured I might as well be productive.  Well...and there is nothing but infomercials on at this time of day.  :)

We had a miraculous event here on Tuesday, SNOW.  If you haven't heard, I grew up in the mountains but currently live in the desert.  Saying that the change has been hard on me would be putting it mildly.  I miss having real seasons, not just windy, hot, or windy AND hot.  Don't get me wrong, the winters can be brutally cold, but with no snow, sleet or rain to show for it, it seems like a waste.

In order to commemorate this remarkable day, I decided to scrap the single, lonely photo I shot out of my dining room window at 6am that morning.  I know, I know, I had great plans for more shots, but between my husband (high maintenance), my daughter (high maintenance), six puppies and two dogs (you guessed it, high maintenance)...I ran out of daylight before I ran out of ambition.

Anyway, I used the Polar Play kit by Dream Big Designs...isn't it fabulous?  Just wait, there are some criminally cute polar bears and other items I have yet to subject you to...stay posted for future pages.  Probably not SNOW pages, though.  Consider yourself warned.  :)

As always, the image is linked so leave it some love.

What's your vote, do you like the winter weather, or you a "bring on the heat" kind of person?

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Lay out the red carpet...

My Life and Scrap has a brand new designer!  For a limited time, Rucola Designs is having a Grand Opening Sale, so don't delay!

She also has some incredible freebies, you don't want to miss out.

*image is linked*

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Whistle while you work...

Does this time of year seem like a whirlwind of activity for anyone else?  I cleaned the house top to bottom earlier this week, in time for Thanksgiving Day festivities, I've purchased nearly all of the necessary Christmas gifts, I have done mountains of laundry and rearranged our furniture to make room for the tree.  I'm hoping this weekend to get the gifts wrapped and the decorations up.  We'll see.

Despite being so busy, I still managed to squeeze out a little time to create a few layouts. All images are linked to my gallery, so please feel free to swing by and show them some love.  Or, simply leave a comment here and let me know what you think.

Both of these layouts were created using the Golden Fancy kit and the Woodland Trails kit, both created by Tirza and both available HERE.

So, what do you have left on your to-do list??

Thursday, November 26, 2009


It's Thanksgiving so I'd like to give you one final thing to be thankful for.....a great freebie from MLAS!  First of all, the ladies over there are so talented.  Take a minute and check them out.


Once more, with FEELING...

Remember how I posted about the GREAT kit giveaway on Monday?  Remember how I later had to apologize for sending you on a wild goose chase because the giveaway magically disappeared (or, not so magically, but who's counting)?  Guess what....  *drumroll please*

It's back and better than EVER!

Head over to the thread and leave your comment.  You never know, there might even be some additional prizes if we get enough entries...  *hint hint*

I've linked the lovely preview image below, so just give it a click and submit your entry!!

Happy Turkey Day!

I can't speak for everyone, but I have so much to be thankful for this year.  2009 has certainly been a year of eye-opening circumstances and learn-the-hard-way experiences, but each of those trials and tribulations certainly made each of the treats that much sweeter.

My morning has been rather productive, so while my turkey is roasting and my family is relaxing and watching the parade, I want to point you in the direction of something FAB-U-LOUS....

My Life and Scrap is having a Happy Thanksgiving Give Away over at  The first FIFTEEN entries earn a FREE set of Brag Book Album Quickpages to coordinate with the brand-spankin-new MEGA collab "Home Is Where the Heart Is".  Better hurry!!

* Image is linked *

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Uh Oh!

If you came to my blog and were dazzled by the opportunity to win that GORGEOUS collaborative kit from the incredible talents at My Life and Scrap, then dashed over to DigiShop Talk...I'm sorry.  I goofed up and my contest is no longer there.  Sorry!

Don't despair, though.  Stay tuned for a SURPRISE this week...

Do you feel lucky....?

I'm hosting a contest at Digi Shop Talk and the winner receives this GORGEOUS kit from My Life and Scrap:

*The image is linked, so please click to see the details*

Do you feel lucky?  Then swing over and PLAY!  I'll draw a random winner on Saturday, so don't delay to get your name in.

Friday, November 20, 2009


It's that time again, a whole new set of challenges are up at My Life and Scrap! We've even got a new one, a Desktop challenge, which sounds like a blast!

Swing by and give them a shot, you won't be sorry!

You won't be sorry, come on over to My Life and Scrap!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

The Final Result...

For those of you that weren't able to make the Speed Scrap I hosted on Monday Night...Shame on You. ;) Just kidding!

Here is my layout:

Here are a few of the final layouts from the wonderful ladies who came and had fun with us.

From Jaclyn:

From Michelle:
Didn't they turn out great?! All of the images are linked, so if you like them, stop by the gallery and show them some love.

A Warm Welcome....

My Life and Scrap is welcoming a brand new designer to their ranks, Dream Big Designs.

Here's a little more about Cheri Robinson, the beauty and brains behind Dream Big Designs.

And, in a GRAND Grand-Opening gesture, she's offering a SALE!

Swing over to My Life and Scrap now to take advantage! Her kits are incredible!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Come One, Come All...

Guess what, Ladies and Gents....

I'm hosting a SPEED SCRAP next week! If you haven't tried one, I highly recommend that you head over to My Life and Scrap on Monday and give it a shot. Speed scraps are a great deal of fun. Here's a rundown of the process: you are given one set of directions every 10 minutes for an hour (7 total). After the last direction is given, you have 1 hour to finish your page and upload it to the gallery at MLAS. After the deadline is over, I will check the gallery and everyone that participated gets a PRIZE! **And, I might add, the prize this time is FAB-U-LOUS!!!

The event itself is great, but it's also a hoot to chat with the other ladies in the chatroom or thread. Stop by Monday night and say "hi"!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Happy Thursday!

Have you been by My Life and Scrap lately? There are so many exciting things going on!

First of all, we've got a brand new designer in our midst and she's filled our shop with some incredible products. If you aren't familiar with Bubblescrap Designs, here is a quick bio on the designer behind the scenes, Mye De Leon.

If you act quickly, she's even having a GRAND OPENING SALE!

Also going on at MLAS, some incredibly fun challenges!

Stop by and play along!

Last night I managed to squeeze in some computer time and participate in a Speed Scrap, my favorite of ALL the challenges. It was tricky, lots of adjusting and measuring, but here is my final product:

What do you think? Aren't the photos incredible? Completely un-touched-up. Of course, I can't take full credit, my husband took most of them. We woke up Saturday morning to an incredibly loud noise. I can't even describe it, other than to say I thought something was going to crash into the house. I raced to the window and looked out in time to see these GORGEOUS balloons gliding right over our house! They touched down all around us, in the empty lots that surround the house, and then lifted back off, one by one. Amazing. Though, I never realized the "flame" was so LOUD!

And....drumroll please....I'm FAMOUS! Okay, not really. I did get a little thrill, seeing my Template Challenge entry on the MLAS blog. Woo Hoo! In case you haven't seen it, here you go:

And here is a link to the MLAS Blog. If you haven't checked it out, you should. It's a fount of information and inspiration.