Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Lots of Information

Morning folks,

Hope everyone is enjoying their holidays! The kids and I have enjoyed ours so far. We actually get an extra holiday in our family on the 1st. My oldest son was the New Years Baby here in Logan 25 years ago...lol. Hard to believe that I have been a 'MOM' now for 25 years!

Here is a layout I made using my "Ringing in the New Year" kit and some pictures that the local newspaper took of my New Year's Baby...lol.

My doctor, Dr. Pimpa, is the one in the white jacket. She's one of few doctors still in our area after all these years and she's still delivering babies.

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So while you all eat your cabbage and black eyed peas....we will be having birthday cake!!!!! My son's favorite is a cake I make called "Pig Pickin'". It uses a butter cake with mandarin oranges and an icing of cool whip, crushed pineapples, and instant vanilla pudding.. No dieting in my house allowed on the 1st....lol.

Okay, so now to all the news.

Christmas Blog Train Freebies! For all those leaving me nasty comments about the freebies being removed...shame on you! These were freebies and were there for a few weeks before they were removed. No links were removed until about 10pm on the 28th. This was three days after Christmas. I gave away more kits and freebies at Christmas than any other designer that I know, and receiving nasty comments because you missed them is just not right. If you had dropped me a polite note, I would have sent you the link. Since so many have acted so desperate to get what I put on the blog as Christmas pressies, I have now placed them in my store. There is a small price to cover my time in sending you the links now.

And I will say that the behavior of the few reflect on the many and not in a positive manner. While I love participating in blog trains and giving away freebies, I may cut back on them. Let me show you why.

These are the statistics from the 5 blog trains that I participated in for Christmas. The first number is the number of downloads. The second number is the amount of people that took the time to say 'thank you'.

Christmas Convoy
Scrappers 809-32
Taggers 510-23

Taggers Scraps
Scrappers 251-9
Taggers 345-20

Winter Wonderland
Scrappers 508-21
Taggers 440-23

Christmas Around the World
Scrappers 594-27

Holly Jolly Christmas
Scrappers 434-23

That's a total of 178 comments left out of hundreds and hundreds of people. All I can say is....where are the manners?

Okay, enough of that. If you want the Christmas goodies they are in my store.

On to a more positive topic...

I am looking for CT's and Sig Tag tutorial writers to add to my Creative Team.
I do prefer those with experience that are willing to showcase the scrap kit. In return for the tutorial and/or layouts, you will receive the kit for free. If you are interested, please, email me and include:

CT Layouts
---galleries where you post your layouts
---creative teams you are on
---your blog

Sig Tag Tut Writers
---your website/blog where you post your tutorials
---examples of your best tutorials
---a list of groups that you post your tutorials in

I also wanted to show you guys two tutorials that were written using my "Ringing in the New Year" kit.

You can find this tutorial at Rose's MSN group here:

You can find the tutorial at Rose's MSN group here:

Enjoy your day and enjoy the tutorials if you decide to try them out.
I think Rose did a wonderful job on them!


Thursday, December 25, 2008

Lottery Winner Announcement

Hey folks,

Just wanted to take a few minutes and end the Lottery and pick the winners.

Drum roll please...

***1st place winner of a 6 month membership***
(with the membership you receive every new kit I make during that 6 months...a $45 value)


***2nd place winner of any 5 kits from my store that you want***
(a $15 to $25 value depending on the kits)


***3rd place winner of any 2 kits from my store that you want***
(a $6 to $10 value depending on the kits)


I will be contacting you ladies later today to fill you in more about your prizes and take your kit orders.

Congratulations and thanks for participating!!!


Monday, December 22, 2008

Breath of Spring and a Freebie

Good Afternoon folks,

I have a brand new kit for you today and you will think I'm mad...lol. But before I get to the kit I just wanted to touch on the subject about sharing PTU kits.

I awoke at 3am this morning to finish up today's kit for you guys. Shortly after I received an email from a very nice gentleman letting me know that my brand new "Ringing in the New Year" kit is being freely shared in the pirate sharing groups. I have since spent the last few hours having the links removed, sending in DMCA complaints to Yahoogroups and Googlegroups, and sending cease and desist notices to the people that were sharing the kit. Not exactly the way I wanted to spend the morning and I must seem like one big Scrooge to everyone about now.

Yes, I do get upset when my PTU kits are shared freely for three reasons. The first is that I have many people that buy their kits and use them legally and it is not fair to them that others share the kits for free. The second reason is that I always have freebies available to those that can't afford or don't wish to purchase the kits. Most of you have seen the large amount of free stuff I have given away this Christmas. I acutally made as many free kits as I did PTU ones...lol. And the last and the biggest reason that I get upset is because every dime I make with the PTU kits helps to support my kids.

I've pretty well kept my private life off the blog and out of the groups, except for the few that know that I am medically disabled due to Lupus. But I guess it's time to let everyone know that I don't make PTU items to get rich. I don't do it just because I want the money. I make and sell PTU items because I have four children who are totally dependent on me to support them and being disabled I am limited on how I can do that. So I turned what was once a fun hobby into work and the few dollars I make from my stuff is actually helping to keep food on my table.

Over the past year my family has had two major set backs. The first was my son being diagnosed with chronic ulcerative colitis and primary sclerosing cholangitis. PSC is a liver disease and eventually his liver will fail or turn cancerous. This means he will need a liver transplant before too much longer. Along with these diseases he has had to have several blood transfusions, IV iron supplements, and has a variety of medications he must take on a daily basis just to live. His last stay in the hospital a few weeks ago his doctors discovered that his platelet count is dangerously high and causing blood clots. He has three local specialist taking care of him and a liver specialist in Pittsburgh that will perform the liver transplant when the time comes. Needless to say he is in no shape to work anymore so he has had to move back in with me. He also now has no insurance so we have had to pay for all his meds and doctor visits until just recently. We finally got him approved for a state medical card which has lessened the burden from me.

The other major set back came shortly after my daughter moved from Florida back here to West Virginia. She had just gotten a job and was putting her life back together when she was gang raped. We've spent the last four months trying to get charges pressed against the guilty parties to no avail. Physically she has recovered but mentally she is broken and not a functioning member of society. So I now have her to look out for and put a roof over her head, too. I do well to get her out of bed and dressed most days. She is severely depressed and afraid to leave the house alone.

And with all that I do have two other sons. One is in his first year of college and the baby is in middle school. Any of you with kids know the cost of having kids this age. There is always something at school that they need money for these days.

If I actually told you the amount that I support our household on each month, it would shock you. Money has been so tight these last few months that I have not even been able to afford to see my own doctor or have my meds filled. Cut-off notices have become a way of life for us and I can tell you it is embarrassing when they come to shut your service off.

Christmas is going to be very tight for us this year but with what I have sold in scraps the last few weeks I have managed to buy a nice Christmas dinner for them and they each have one nice gift from me. For those of you that have made purchases......big hugs!!!! I certainly appreciate it!!!

I am not telling you guys this to get a pity party...it's not about that at all. I am telling you all this because you just never know when the designer is depending on that money to honestly help her family. So please folks, don't share PTU items. There is tons of free stuff out there given out of the goodness of the designers hearts. If you feel the need to share, share the free stuff.

Okay, with all that said on to today's kit.

After all the Christmas kits that I have made over the past two months, I was ready for a break and with the cold weather, I am definitely already wishing for Spring. So the result is a cute flowery kit in bright spring colors...lol.

Introducing a "Breath of Spring" to brighten your layouts and tags. Kit includes 14 unique papers. This includes 5 worn edge papers and 5 lace edged papers in png format.

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Kit includes:

14 Papers
1 String of Beads
8 Bows
3 Brads
2 Butterflies
5 Buttons
1 Eyelet Knot
5 Flowers
1 Flower button
3 Frames
5 Heart Keychains
6 Ribbons
5 Rick Rack
3 Star Boxes
1 Frame/Picture Wrap

You can snag the kit at my blog store today here in the NEW category:


And here is a freebie for you.

The decorated frame is approximately 2600x2900 pixels and 300 dpi.

You can snag yours HERE.

Password is: THANKS

Don't forget the Lottery that ends tomorrow and the Dollar Days sale at my blog store.

Have a great day!


Sunday, December 21, 2008

New Years Kits

Morning folks,

As I posted previously the "Ringing In The New Year" kit was originally part of a collaboration that the designers at Taggers Scraps made. With the store closing we were left with what to do with our kits...lol.

Many of the designers have now posted their portion to their blogs at very reasonable prices. So if you like my part, be sure to go check out theirs also. (You might even find a portion of it as a freebie!)

Here is my portion of the kit again. You can now purchase it in most of my stores. Some stores have the scrapper size and some have the tagger size. (Please check in the stores for which size is available before you purchase or go to my blog store where both sizes are available.)

And here is the preview of the other parts to this collab kit.

I don't guarantee that everyone has posted theirs, but the other designers participating were:

Butterfly Blush Designs
Candys Treats
The Fanzy Designz
Gothic Inspirations
Southern Scrapz
Shan Mom to 4
Created By Jill

Other news:

I have recently joined two new stores.

United Scraps 4 Taggers (Opens January 1st)
Digi Design Resort (Currently adding my kits)

Be sure to pay me a visit at my new stores soon!

Have a great Sunday all.


Thursday, December 18, 2008

Ringing In The New Year and a freebie

Hey folks!

I have a new kit for you tonight and no it's not a Christmas one.....lol.

All that glitters is gold in this glammed up New Years Kit called "Ringing In The New Year". Includes all the traditional New Years party supplies with bright gold accents. You also get a baby new years teddy bear and a Mr. and Mrs. Bear ready to hit the town and ring in the new year.

Part of this kit was originally part of the New Years Collab being offered at Taggers Scraps, but with Taggers Scraps closing it's doors, I didn't want you to miss out on it. So I added to my part of the collab and made a full kit out of it.

It is available only in my blog store tonight for both scrappers and taggers. I will be uploading it to my other stores tomorrow.
Hope you guys like it!

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Kit Includes:
6 bows
1 clock
3 curled ribbons
5 frames
2 hats
1 horn
9 papers
6 ribbons
1 Times Square ball
1 toasting glass
6 word art
3 balloons
1 banner
3 brads
3 buttons
3 braided ribbons
3 teddy bears

You can find the kit here:

And here is a freebie sample of Ringing in the New Year.

I've decorated one of the frames in the kit with a few of the elements.

You can snag tagger size or scrapper size or both...lol!

Scrapper Size
Tagger Size

Password is: THANKS

Also, remember the dollar sale and lottery going on. The lottery ends the 23rd and the sale will end Christmas Eve.



Sunday, December 14, 2008

My Final Blog Train

My final blog train for the Christmas holidays is about to take off. The Holly Jolly Christmas Express is 80 stops long! That's right! Design goodies from 80 different designers. You don't want to miss this train. I've seen the previews and the kits and other goodies are b-e-a-utiful!

Here is my portion of the blog train.

Here are two 3600x3600 Quick pages. Each is 300dpi which makes them perfect for printing. All you need to do is drop your pictures in.

These quick pages were made from my "Holly Jolly Christmas" kit. You can pick up the full kit here.


Don't forget to leave some love for me and the other designers.

After you have snagged my part you can continue on the journey with the Holly Jolly Christmas Express here:

Stop 01 - BeaconScrap
Stop 02 - Carolyn Ritter
Stop 03 - Kez Creates Designs
Stop 04 - Crafted by Gina
Stop 05 - DesignsByAmilyn
Stop 06 - Michelle Angeles
Stop 07 - Throwing Some Scraps Around
Stop 08 - Country Hollow Scraps
Stop 09- ScrapinDaisy from Designs by Ruth
Stop 10 - Bits O'Scrap
Stop 11 - Wimpychompers Creations
Stop 12 - QueenBrat Designs----YOU ARE HERE
Stop 13- Mumure
Stop 14 - Frosted Illusions
Stop 15 - Aussie Scraps
Stop 16 - HutchsBaby Faith in Christ Scraps
Stop 17 - MoveFearlessly Designs
Stop 18 - swordascrappin
Stop 19 - Kismet
Stop 20 - Missladyhawke
Stop 21 - The Queen and the Princess Designs
Stop 22 - Vanjo Designs
Stop 23 - Angi's Place
Stop 24 - SotoCreations
Stop 25 - The Mathematician's Assistant
Stop 26 - Crops2Dawn Creations
Stop 27 - S.G.Rowe Designs
Stop 28 - Amy's Scraps
Stop 29 - jaydensmama
Stop 30 - Crystal's Creations By Design
Stop 31 - Digital Creations by Amber
Stop 32 - Kitten Scraps
Stop 33 - Grandma Pat
Stop 34 - Grunge and Glitter Scraps
Stop 35 - JIC Creations
Stop 36 - Butterfly Kisses
Stop 37 - Babyyaks
Stop 38 - Simply Beautiful Creations
Stop 39 - Pretty Scrappy
Stop 40 - TammyJo's Creations
Stop 41 - CMB Designs
Stop 42 - Christy Skaggs
Stop 43 - SnapScrapCreate
Stop 44 - Believe Designs
Stop 45 - Linda's Dream Designs
Stop 46 - MIP Scraps
Stop 47 - Miss Erin's Scraps
Stop 48 - Purple Dragonfly Creations
Stop 49 - Digital Keepsakes
Stop 50 - Blind Sight Designs
Stop 51 - Dreamland Designs
Stop 52 - Hummie's World
Stop 53 - Northern Lights Designs
Stop 54 - DesignZ by DeDe
Stop 55 - twisted angel
Stop 56 - Desert Bloom Designs
Stop 57 - Rachelz_Expressionz
Stop 58 - Creations By Jessa
Stop 59 - Bits'N'Bobs
Stop 60 - Amanda's Scrappy Creations
Stop 61 - Heartfelt Perfections
Stop 62 - Candie
Stop 63 - Just For You DigiScraps
Stop 64 - Cuddlebeez Scraps
Stop 65 - Prairie Sage
Stop 66 - Creekside Cottage Designs
Stop 67 - PinkuPixie Digital Designs
Stop 68 - Mariscrap
Stop 69 - Marbled Circle
Stop 70 - Panda Bear Designs
Stop 71 - Kolor'Scapez!
Stop 72 - Stellarfairie designs
Stop 73 - Manda @ Disaster In Designs
Stop 74 - [DMK Designs]
Stop 75 - Katlen Kreations
Stop 76 - Babydoll's Scrapz
Stop 77 - Angel Flower
Stop 78 - Designs by Teri
Stop 79 - SandEz Creationz
Stop 80 - Sistermoon Scraps

Feel free to return to the station at anytime by clicking the logo
below. Make sure you bookmark it in case you can't ride the train all
the way through to the end today.

Merry Christmas!!!!

Dollar Days for Christmas!

From now until Christmas Eve it's Dollar Days in my blog store!

Everything in the store is just $1.00 each with a $5.00 minimum purchase. This includes all new kits, scripts, templates, tubes, and designer elements. Prices will never be any lower!

To order go to the Special Promotion/Sales section and decide which coupon you want to use. There is a coupon for $5.00, $10.00, $15.00, and $20.00. Click on the coupon to add it to your cart. Proceed to check out and in the "NOTES" section fill in your desired products. (Be sure to include if it's tagger or scrapper size.) And then pay for your selections.


Here is an example of the page where you add your desired products:

****Combining coupons is allowed...(if you want 25 products you can use a combination of two coupons).

***One $5.00 purchase will also qualify you to participate in the Christmas Lottery. Details are on my blog.***

Download links will be sent out individually for ALL orders. Please allow me some time to send them before emailing me.

The sale starts here:


Happy shopping and Merry Christmas!


News from Tagger Scraps

Hey folks,

Lets start the day out with some good news!!!!!

Check out the store site for more details!


While there be sure to check out the just released New Years Bash Collaboration kit.

9 designers
Elements 367
Papers 63

A Closer look!

Check out this great collaboration here:


Saturday, December 13, 2008

Holly Jolly Christmas Kit and Two Tutorials

Evening folks,

I have another new kit ready for you tonight and two new tag tutorials.

The kit is a traditional look at Christmas in reds and greens and golds perfect for
romantic or girly, girl layouts or tags. Lots of ruffles, ribbons, flowers, and bows in this one.

Both Scrapper and Tagger size is available. Kit is available in some of my stores right now! (Kits are not available yet in some stores...I'm working on it...lol.)

Kit includes:
8 Papers
1 Beads
4 Borders
7 Bows
5 Flowers
1 Flower Bunch
6 Frames
1 Holly
2 Ornaments
6 Ribbons
1 Santa
1 Sleigh
2 Stockings
3 Tags
2 Trees
3 Frame/Picture Wraps

I also have two new signature tag tutorials for you tonight.

The first is called "Peace on Earth" and uses my new "Winter Glitz" kit.

The second is called "Snowball" and uses my "In The Meadow" kit.

You can find the tutorials here:


And both kits are available at my store here:


Have a great evening all!


Thursday, December 11, 2008

Christmas Around the World Blog Train and a New Kit

Hey folks,

I have a new kit for you tonight. This one is called 'Winter Glitz'. It sparkles. It shines. And best of all it can be used even after Christmas as a winter themed kit too. It also matches the color pallet of the blog train that is taking off tonight!

Kits are available in my blog store starting tonight and will go into my other stores tomorrow. Scrapper and Tagger sizes are both available.

Kit includes:
10 Papers
1 Border
11 Bows
2 Brads
4 Cards
1 Corner
4 Envelopes
2 Flowers
2 Frames
4 Gifts
5 Gift Bows
1 Heart
5 Ornaments
6 Ribbons
6 Rick Rack
3 Snowflakes
1 Snowman
4 Stars
6 Tags
3 Trees
2 Wreaths

You can find this kit in my store here:

Another Christmas blog train has started down the tracks to bring you lots of free goodies tonight. There are over 100 designers on this train so clean up your hard drives and start snagging!

So jump aboard the 'Christmas Around the World Blog Train' and snag away!

My part of the blog train was made using my 'Winter Glitz' kit. It is four quick page layouts. Each layout is 3600x3600 pixels and 300dpi.


After that you can continue on the train journey by going to the Christmas Around the World blog here. All of the train stops are located on the home blog.

Remember to leave the designers a thank you for all of their beautiful freebies!

Enjoy the train ride and don't forget about my lottery that is going on thru December 23rd.


Monday, December 8, 2008

Christmas Lottery and a few Freebies

Hey, hey folks from now until Christmas I am going to be running a Christmas Lottery for those of you that shop in my store for my products.

This is how it will work. You will receive a lottery ticket each time you shop and spend $5.00 or more. If you spend $10.00 you get two tickets, $15.00 you get three, etc. This will be for each time you shop between December 9th and December 23rd. So if you spend $10 tomorrow and $15 on the 23rd you will have a total of 5 lottery tickets.

On Christmas Eve morning all the lottery tickets will be thrown into a hat and I will have my youngest draw out three winners.

***1st place will win a 6 month membership***
(with the membership you receive every new kit I make during that 6 months...a $45 value)

***2nd place will win any 5 kits from my store that you want***
(a $15 to $25 value depending on the kits)

***3rd place will win any 2 kits from my store that you want***
(a $6 to $10 value depending on the kits)

Qualifying orders for the lottery must be made through my store here:


Orders through any of my other stores will not be included in the lottery.

If you have questions, please leave a comment and I will address them here on my blog.

And now I have a couple more freebies for you. These are the last of the frames that I made last Christmas.

These two frames are 800x800 pixels and 300dpi.
You can snag them here.

Password is: THANKS

These four frames are approximately 425x425 pixels and 72dpi.
You can snag them here.

Password is: THANKS

Have a good evening all and happy shopping!


Saturday, December 6, 2008

New Sig Tag Tutorial and a Freebie

Evening folks!

Hope everyone is staying good and warm wherever you are. Seems we are having an early winter here in West Virginia...lol. I got up to a temp of 17 degrees this morning and we've had snow on and off all day. Just enough to mess up the roads and keep you indoors...lol. But tonight we are supposed to get a few inches of the white stuff which should make my youngest happy! It does tend to put you in the Christmas mood though, so I won't complain...yet! lol

Anyways, I've spent the day working on a few different projects today and I have a new sig tag tutorial for you tonight. I also have a new freebie for you!

The sig tag tutorial is made using Anthony Guerra's brand new release "Ginger-Belle". When I saw it this morning I just had to have it! She is a red head afterall...lol. Scrap kit used it my "In the Meadow" kit. You can snag it in my store. Hope you guys like it and if you have any problems with the tut, just email me.

You can find the tutorial on my website here.

And here is a little freebie for you tonight also.

The Ornament frames are 739x895 pixels and 300dpi. Commercial use is allowed on these as long as you follow my TOU. Frame pack is in psd format. Each frame is on it's own layer. You can snag them here.

Password is: THANKS

And lastly, just a reminder that most of my stores are on sale from now until Christmas. If you are looking for new kits or designer elements check out the sales.

Have a great evening all!


Friday, December 5, 2008

Beary Christmas Kits, Tutorials and a Freebie

Evening folks,

I finally got a new kit finished today. I think the blog train kits burned me out just a bit...lol. So, I went a different route with this kit and used the beautiful clip art of Whimsy Primsy to make it. I love the way it turned out and have already made two signature tag tutorials with it. I can't wait to do a few layouts too.

This kit has cute fun Christmas colors and unlimited possibilities for both scrappers and taggers. Kit includes a whooping 35 papers, and lots
of frames, bows, and Christmas decorations.

It is only available in my blog store at this time. It comes in both scrapper and tagger sizes.

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Kit includes:
35 Papers
5 Bears
20 Bows
4 Flowers
10 Frames
4 Christmas Gifts
8 Ornaments
5 Snowflakes
2 Stockings
4 Trees
5 Word Art

Here are the two tutorials I have written. I have an idea for another one and will try my best to finish it up this evening.

This one is called 'Define Naughty'.

This one is called 'I Won't Tell'.

You can find the tutorials on my website here.

And I also have a freebie for you tonight. These are more of the frames that I made last Christmas so some of you but still work fine....lol. If you already have these I'm sorry. I will did through my files and see what else I can find for next time.

Frame size is 800x694 pixels and 300 dpi.

You can snag the frames here.

Have a great evening all!