Thursday, July 30, 2009


Hi everyone! I just wanted to check in. E's first teeth are just about to break through, so life this past week has been fun. I have not had the ability to sit down and get things together like normal. I am hoping to have some new stuff for you up this weekend!

BTW, any of you that have had a child that personifies the word INTENSE, how am I going to survive the next 20 years?

See you soon!

Monday, July 20, 2009


How was your weekend? Mine was great! I feel so accomplished, as I finished 8! layouts! I am working on catching up on some of the scrapping that fell by the wayside thanks to E's lovely pregnancy, and it feels so good to get it done!

Here's one of the layouts I did this weekend(I can't believe how much she has changed!):


I used the Happy kit by Mindy Teresawa and one of the templates from this set(click on the pic to go to the store):


Here's today's template:

Template 69:


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Also, I am looking for a classy purple set to do Erin's baby book with. Help please!! I have a coupon for the person who leaves a comment that sends me to one!

See you tomorrow!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Happy Weekend!

Hi! I am going to post this now, so that I can take some time to get ready to crop tomorrow night. I am soooo excited to go to my first digicrop! I haven't done any crops for the last 8 months, as I finished my last paper album, and couldn't convince Jon it would be fine to take the full pc. (I guess he was right, it wouldn't be all that practical!)

For those I goofed up with the template numbers, fear not! I saved them in the order I worked on them, but posted them differently. I wanted to post today's template with a new item for the store, and didn't quite have it ready last night.
The new store item:

The Perpetual Calendar Template!

If you like to scrap with a calendar, this is the last one you will ever have to buy! It has seven different numeral layers, so you can turn on the one that matches your month. All you have to do is figure out the day of the week the month starts on, and go from there! You can also turn off the extra day spaces, or use them to add more photos. I did the tedious work, you add the fun! (click on the pic to go to the store)

Perpetual Calendar

And here is today's freebie I made using this template. This is not the full template above, as it only has the one month's setup.

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I am going to leave last night's post up for the weekend too! It has only been up a short time, so if you missed it, scroll down to pick it up! (If you came directly to this post, simply click on the title at the top of the page to go to the full blog.)

BTW, thanks to lots of fenugreek, blessed thistle, marshmallow root, oatmeal, and the occasional Guiness, things are improving, and Erin has even gained almost 1/2 a lb! Yippee! Thanks for the well wishes!

See you sometime on Monday! Have a great Weekend!

More Goodies for You!

You would think, being that I have a small digital business, I might know a thing or two about networking. Nope! We installed a wireless router ourselves, which was just asking for trouble. Of course it had some bugs to work out, and after a while on the automated help system, I can upload items again! Woot! We have things set up where I can access our main pc using the laptop, but haven't figured out how to access the laptop from the main pc.

Erin is "saying" her first word! She has found her voice, and is now making a lot of "m" sounds. It sounds a lot of the time like she is saying "Mama"! I know it is just practicing her voice, but it is so cute (or pitiful when she does it while she is whiny!!).

I have some new items in the store(Click on the preview to go to the store)!

The Time for Tea Set:

Time For Tea

The Dots A Lot Set:

Dots A Lot

I am working on making sets of the templates from the bonanza. Some will go into sets with additional new templates, like the Tea and Dots ones. Others will be put into groups of 6 and sold. I still have one more album that I am working on for the bonanza that was put on the back burner with everything the past month, and will get that out shortly. It is the only thing left that will have the 100 download cutoff. For the short term future, any freebies posted will be up until the next post is added. Also, I most likely will not be posting each day. I just can't make it work daily with this little one right now. She is at a stage where I just can't get everything done like I could when she was not mobile! We are also trying to get our house on the market in the next couple weeks, so that is taking a lot of attention too. I will try my best to Twitter when I post, and just keep checking back every day or so!

Here's today's freebie!

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I'll see you tomorrow!

Monday, July 13, 2009

I feel so loved!

Thank you so much for the wonderful welcome back! It feels so good to know that there are still nice people who care in this crazy world!

Here's a template for today!

Template 66:


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If you like this template, you may like this set: Spots N Dots

I have a couple new sets for you all, but thanks to technology, they won't upload to payloadz. I'll have to work on them tomorrow for you!

By the way, this post is brought to you from our den, while watching NCIS, in my comfy chair. I'm also going to a crop on Saturday with only my laptop and portable hard drive...I ADORE my new laptop. Happy Sigh!

See you tomorrow!

Saturday, July 11, 2009


I'm back, and ready to scrap! How have you all been the past couple weeks? We are all finally feeling a-o-k, and ready to return to the land of the living. Thankfully, Erin did not get sick, although she has been dealing with teething the past couple days. Kyla was diagnosed with croup and we put her on prednisone to help keep her from coughing so terribly. It worked like a charm, but I thought the kid was going to eat us out of house and home while she was on it! One night, my picky-I-only-eat-enough-to-keep-a-bird-alive toddler ate THREE piece of pizza, a salad, and a popsicle! Remind me NEVER to take this medicine - I'd end up as big as a house! I never got the fullblown virus, but was just soooo tired it was all I could do to keep up with the kidlets.

In other news, I FINALLY GOT MY LAPTOP!!!! Crops, here I come!! I am waiting on DH to install the wireless router, then I will be totally up and running with it. I have noticed a few minor issues switching between my pc and laptop, so if any goofs show up in a template by accident, let me know! I am just soooo incredibly excited to no longer be tied down in the office. Yippee!

Other things to report:

Erin, at just 7 months, pulled up to standing 2 days ago. She is now a pro at getting up, but not down, so is easily frustrated. However, when she gets herself up, she is so thrilled she just bangs like crazy on whatever she is holding onto.

One of the moms from my local online community has become a published author! We have been reading her stories on our site for a while, so I am soooo excited for her:
The Adventures of Curlylocks and Stripperella: A Modern Mother's Tale

My Granny did pass this past weekend. I am sad that she is gone, but almost relieved that she is not so weakened anymore. When she was so sick in June, I went to see her, and was so sad about how weak she was. She has always been a little ball of energy, and that part of her was gone. Her funeral is in the morning. I am going to go by myself, and Jon will stay here with the girls. There are some religious differences between the branches of our family, and I don't want to even try to explain things to K yet. She and E are both too young to even understand death, so this will be my time to mourn her. This is one of my favorite pics with her, taken at my wedding in 03:

I am having milk supply issues...again. Nursing will never be easy for me, so this is just one more thing I have to deal with. K weaned earlier than I wanted too, b/c my supply dropped and I didn't know it until it was too late. This time, I knew what to look for, so we have caught it early enough to try to remedy.

And, onto the goods!

The All Boxed Up Template Set:

10 related templates for you to create with! These will eventually be added to the store as an album with a cover and opening page, but you can get them free for this weekend! The link will be removed on Monday.



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That about covers it for now! I hope you have a great weekend, and I will see you on Monday!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

See you soon!

Thanks so much for all the well wishes! I am finally starting to feel normal again, and am getting some templates together for you all! Be on the lookout in the next day or two for a special treat!!

Friday, July 3, 2009

And now...

Thanks to several coughs right in the face, Mommy is now sick too. Lovely. The Template Bonanza is on hiatus for the next 2 or 3 days, then will be extended by at least a week. I am soo sorry for all of this, when it rains, it pours! See you soon!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Checking in

Hi everyone. Kyla either has croup or bronchitis, so we've been pretty busy here. I'll be back soon with some templates for you. Please pray for my little girl. She is pretty pitiful right now. Thanks, Lesli