Monday, August 31, 2009

The Latest Word . . .

Hey Y'all,

The latest word on the promotion on the Designer Line is it begins on September 2 and runs through September 30! WooHoo! That's a lot longer than I had anticipated and the discount is larger too; it will consist of FREE SHIPPING! I love free shipping. It makes the difference on whether I buy or not every time I go shopping online. The discount link from here to there should be ready for 12:00am on 9/2. So get prepared to shop and scrap up at with the Designer Line. You will be doing us both a favor, i.e., you'll get a great keepsake and I will make a little commission and possibly keep my position as designer with them. I don't want to be let go before I actually get in the hang of this designing thing! (I'm beginning a new album tonight, I'm thinking wedding, anniversary maybe even a little Halloween thrown in at some point!

Kim is feeling better today . . . she's pushing herself again in trying to be useful to the family. Her headache has not subsided one bit from before the surgery! I get so worried, I know that I get on her nerves, but I so want her to take care of herself.

Hope all is well with all of my friends and family. Stay close.


Saturday, August 29, 2009

Some Album Pages

Here are some of the pages that I did for the 'Baby's 1st Year' album. The covers are first (I did over 20!), then some of the inside pages. I did multiple colors of pages and babies, but I don't think Hoorray is offering all of them at first. Hope you like them and can leave me some feedback either way!
Thanks for looking! These two albums are up at Hoorray now; one for boys, one for girls.


Things Just Don't Come Easy . . . huh?

Kimberli had her sinus surgery Wednesday morning and here it is Saturday night and she still hasn't been able to sit up or have any solid food. The headaches have abated somewhat according to her and she has finally stopped vomiting. When you are sick already and have to have surgery for anything, it is much worse than it should be. She is getting tube feedings and tube hydration so that cuts down on the vomiting, thank the Lord. Thanks to all who kept her in their prayers for the surgery!

I'd like to thank all you folks who sent Kimberli birthday cards again. They are stacked up on the room divider so they are visible to all who enter, you guys did me proud!

About Hoorray: postponed the discounts for my readers that was suppose to go into effect yesterday. I'm so sorry but I have no idea when everything is going to come to fruition! I'll certainly keep you posted though. I can upload some of the album pages that I have done so you can get a better look at them. Mind you, they are going to have that big copyright on them but you can still get a good look. I'll work on that tonight.

I've installed a new Firefox gadget within the body of my posts; it will give you options to look up words or Google anything that I might talk about. Pretty neat, just highlight the word you are interested in.

Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Hey Y'All!

Well, just when things were looking a little calmer for my Kim, up pops the sinus surgery she has to have. It's tomorrow morning. I want to ask you: If you have surgery to remove the scar tissue from the previous surgery that's now blocking your sinuses, will you have to continue to remove the scar tissue every time you remove the scar tissue? A conundrum for sure!

Okay, little Miss Daisy May granpuppychild is finally growing and she just might turn out to be of a good size. She peed my carpet the other night so I guess I'm accepted now! LOL! Here are some photos from a couple of weeks ago. She's twice that size now! Still adorable.

Kim and Daisy May

Joshua and Daisy May

Aren't we lucky here!? Our children went back to school today but they have another two weeks in the United Kingdom! My friend Rose is about to pull out her hair! LOL! Hang in there friends!

Well, I heard from Hoorray about some 'reader offers' promotions that we are going to get! Goody, goody. Their Designer Line is going to be 25% off and free shipping for our first reader promotion! It should go into effect on Friday so check back with me then. I'm going to make myself a couple of books; one to give to Kim and one for me ;)

Here is a photo of Kim's birthday cake that the lady who made it took. It was actually lovely in person and tasted even better!

Please send happy thoughts to Kim for her surgery tomorrow!


Tuesday, August 18, 2009


Hey Y'all!

Well, Kimberli's birthday came and we had a small party for her but I forgot to take my camera (duh) because of all the other stuff I was taking up there. Anyway, some others took photos so when I get some I'll share. Thanks to all of you who sent her cards and flowers! Wow! How wonderful to have so many online friends that are truly caring! You outdid yourselves. Kim was so excited to go through the mail each day; she loved seeing the postmarks and got such joy from receiving your best wishes! My friend Rose of Simply Rose1 even called here twice and sent a beautiful flower arrangement! It was so funny. Kim was telling her children that the flowers came from one of my friends in the United Kingdom and Joshua said, "boy they really have nice flowers over there!" Someone took photos of them and the 3 tiered cake too so I'll post them when I get them. It has taken Kim two days to kind of recuperate from the festivities, she is still having trouble with her stomach of course. She managed to stay up the entire day of her birthday!

Did I tell y'all that she got a new puppy? Her name is Daisy and she is adorable! She is solid black and very small even though she is now eight weeks old and is suppose to be a lab/boxer mix! LOL! No way . . . this pup is too small for those breeds. She wore a pink doggy dress to the party and has a pink doggy princess bed to match! I know Kim didn't need anymore animals but this little puppy has helped to perk up her spirits. Photos of her soon!

Oh, I forgot to tell you about the photobook I made Kim. When I can, I am going to have it made and printed by Hoorray! Right now it is an 8x8 scrapbook holding the layouts in photo form. She asked for her life in photos so I did my best. Cannot show them to you because I was in such a hurry to get it together that I didn't make a list of the designers that I used. Anyway, Kim loved the book and I'm sure she will like it even better when I have it printed. The great thing about having your layouts printed by Hoorray is that they will last much longer than paper scrapping and printed photos; so our grands and great grands will be able to enjoy them too!

My darling grand daughter, Tabitha, is now on FaceBook and I get to 'chat' with her! I have missed her so much; it has been over a year since I've seen her. We chatted for over an hour last night!

Well, I got a computer upgrade yesterday and it (the computer) has been on for over 30 hours backing itself up on Carbonite. I just had to get more RAM so that Photoshop would work without stalling. Cannot wait to try it out as I am anxious to get my beach album to Hoorray.

Hope everyone is having a great last week before school up here in the Northern Hemisphere! And happy holidays to you all in the Southern Hemisphere!


Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Some are up!

Hey Y'all!
Just a 'heads up' to let you know that a couple of my albums are up at! Things aren't near ready yet (like I said we are still in Beta testing) but you can get an idea of what's available in the designer lines.
Working on a birthday party for Bootsie (um, Kimberli)!

Saturday, August 1, 2009


Hey Y'all,

Well, Kim had the CAT scan and we are suppose to get the results on Monday or Tuesday. In the mean time, the feeding tube site has become infected and she's been put on antibiotics. They took a culture to see if the infection is Mercer (please NO) and we will probably get those results on Monday because the lab was closed Friday. I've just been praying that it's not Mercer because she would need to be hospitalized immediately if it is.

Thanks to all of you who try and keep up with what's happening with Kim and for all the prayers, comments, and emails.

We actually went out to lunch on Thursday! Kim has been wanting to go to Red Lobster so my friend Ginni, her daughter (Kimber), Joshua, my Kim, and me went. We enjoyed the company as much as the food and Kim didn't throw up! WooHoo! She was really surprised that she didn't get sick.

Kim's birthday is the 15th of this month and will be her big 40! I am so glad she made it . . . I've been so worried that we wouldn't see it together. Kim wants to have a real birthday party with friends and family so we are going to try our best to make sure she gets one.

Here's a photo of us when she was 3 months old!

Hoorray is up in Beta and there are five designers represented this week. Mine isn't up yet but they promise to put up 5 designers a week until they are all done. For the present they are just showing one album per designer because of all the programming it takes for each album. Keep checking back with me because we are going to be able to offer rewards, discounts, and prizes on our blogs! So far I have made a 'Baby's 1st Year' album and a 'Our Family Heritage' album; I'm working on a 'Beach Frames' album. The little babies I designed are so cute if I do say so myself! They were actually taken from my memory of some my mother embroidered on some baby linens for me when I was an infant. The heritage album includes some old pieces that I found when going through my Dad's stuff. Well, just hope you like them when you see them.

Hope everyone is having a great family weekend; school starts soon so love on those 'young'uns!'