Thursday, November 3, 2011

International Digital Scrapbooking Day Sale

Just to let you know that I am having a special sale:

This sale includes everything in my shop, even the bundles!


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

November Collaboration has arrived!

Stop by Southern Comfort Scraps to pick up our newest collaboration, 'Grandmother's House.' available for $5.99!  7 designers have contributed. There are 87 full size papers and 230 full size elements. A wonderful combination of things you might find in your grandmothers house. A lot of our designers are up in age so you will find that the kit has a vintage feel to it. Colors are greens, purples, pinks and burgundy. A lovely lot of mix and match items.

This month Echo has an extra special gift for you when you purchase the collab: A coupon for 50% 0ff  your next collab purchase!



Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Stopping in to say hello and to ask you to please email me again if I haven't answered your last email or comment. I seem to be missing some email and addresses at YaHoo! so please be patient with me and I promise to get back to you as soon as possible.

My friend, Jan, is a couple weeks into her radiation and chemo and it is making her very tired but she seems to be responding favorably!  Her speech seems to have improved in the last 3 to 4 days too.  We really appreciate all the good wishes and prayers offered up for her and hope you continue to keep her on your prayer lists.

As for my shops, I am putting some pompom bows in for this week's Southern Comfort Scrap's Freaky Friday for $1 which makes them 20 cents a piece!

Hope you have a great week.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Freaky Friday

Hey Y'all,

This little ad is to tell you about the Freaky Friday at Southern Comfort Scraps but I couldn't read it so I guess you can't either! What it says is that every Friday there will be a catagory available at SCS named Freaky Friday and everything in that category is only $1; these are for 24 hours only and then they go back to regular prices.  We are going to change them every Friday so drop in often to see what is available.

Sorry to be MIA but things are not so good around here.  I will be back ASAP! Okay? Thanks for your prayers for my friend Jan.


Friday, September 30, 2011

October Collaboration is Up at SCS

Hey Y'all,
The collaboration kit for October, Halloween Happiness, is up at Southern Comfort Scraps.
Come on by and take a look.

Things are pretty rocky for me right now.  Jan is deteriorating and my heart is breaking.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Freebie and News

I forget whether I have updated you on my friend's, Jan, health progress.  The doctors said 2 months unless she does radiation and chemo; she opted for both so she could be here for her family through the holidays.  This is such a blow to all her family and friends. 

Jan isn't the only friend with brain tumors. Our mutual friends, Karla and Sarah both have brain tumors and we lost another friend several years ago to a malignant brain tumor.  How many people do you call friends that have cancer of some sort?  What do you think causes these 'cluster' malignancies?  I feel it is the air quality, the food pesticide contaminants, the meat and dairy hormone additives, and things like shampoo and antiperspirants which have harmful parabens and aluminums that we have been exposed to for our whole lives.  My grandparents lived to be quiet old (90's) and they ate fats, sugars, and flours; smoked without restraint and generally did what we would consider suicide today! What type of lifespan are my grandchildren looking at?

Made a commercial use item last night: Embossing Overlays.  While making the preview, I decided to give away the papers I made.  The Overlays are gong to be at my Whisprd Designz shop today and my shop at Southern Comfort Scraps tomorrow.  You can buy them at either shop for only $1!

This is the preview

You can download the freebie papers at  4Shared   or MediaFire. The papers are for person use only.

Hope you are having a nice weekend.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Mid-September Check-in and Freebie!

Hey Y'all!

Just a quick update on things around here.

Joshua's soccer team won the match yesterday 2-1!  It was an exciting game as the teams were well matched and in more ways than 1!  Both teams were dressed in purple and it made for some funny confusion when passing, scoring, and making sideline kicks!

Saw my friend Jan.  She happily showed me her stapled scalp where the biopsy and fluid removal of the tumors took place on Wednesday.  She goes this coming Wednesday to have the staples out, to discuss Radiation and to discuss Chemo-therapy; this will happen in three separate doctors appointments spread out from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm.  Jan is such a dear, sweet, person and I appreciate the prayers and good wishes offered up on her behalf.

It has finally cooled off down here in the Southern US and it is wonderful to sleep with some covers on! I just hope this cool weather system stays around for a while.

I have added my new kit, 'Good Morning, Sunshine!' to my shop at Whisprd Designz and, of course, it is in my original store at Southern Comfort Scraps. Go by and take a closer look at the previews when you have a chance.

I have made a quickpage for you from the Good Morning, Sunshine! kit. Here it is featuring my Joshua.

You may download it from either 4SHARED or MEDIA FIRE.

Have a great week!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

September Check-In

Hey Y’all!

I wanted to let you know about some of the things that have been happening around here. 
On the home front I have been on pins and needles and totally sadden by the fact that my good friend’s brain tumor turned into 2 tumors that are both malignant and inoperable.  Her speech, appetite, and equilibrium have been getting worse and worse but she didn’t seem to be plagued by the seizures as she had been in prior years and one of her physicians felt that it was her thyroid becoming hyper.  After he put her on numerous meds and things did not improve, an appointment was made to see her neurologist. That turned into several trips to have MRI’s and the like, which led to the diagnosis of the development of cancer in her brain.  I really don’t understand why some doctors feel it’s necessary to put patients through unnecessary pain and suffering.  The tumors have reached roots way down into Jan’s brain and cannot be excised and there seems to be no hope of recovery but her surgeon felt the need to put her in the hospital and do a biopsy on the tumors to find out what kind of cancer they are! Hello . . . they are growing so fast that chemo and/or radiation cannot possibly help so why put her through that surgery?  Why not let her quality of life be better, even if the quantity is less? I guess these are questions I will never have answered but I can tell you that I hate to see my friend go through all this pain and suffering.

While waiting for Jan to come home, I have been working on several projects; I have two new kits in the works and have joined another Scrapbooking Store.  During the wee hours of this morning, I uploaded a few of my small elements into that shop at greatly reduced prices.  I think what I will do is introduce products at Southern Comfort Scraps and then move them to Whisprd Designz after they have aged and sell them at reduced prices.  Sounds like a plan to me! The design is linked to Whisprd Designz.
I have so much to do and I just cannot seem to get my body to do what my mind knows that needs to be done!  Joshua’s birthday is coming up and so is my friend Vicki’s mom.  I need to get busy with their cards and I think Vic’s birthday is just around the corner and Jan’s is in November too.  I also have a cyber friend that is coming to visit me in October, and I have been diligently trying to get all this Social Security and Medicare stuff done. Whew! I make myself tired just thinking of it!  For you youngsters, when you get up into your sixties, things that use to be just drops in the bucket now take on enormous porportions that are really hard to accomplish, at least for me!

I hope to get everything accomplished and make up a couple of freebie quickpages soon. Y’all take care of yourselves and pray for my Jan.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Operation Smile Campaign!

Hey Y'all,

Please take a few minutes of your time and read about this wonderful campaign:

September is Craniofacial Awareness Month. So, help us, help Doctors, give children with cleft lips and palates and other craniofacial issues, in underdeveloped countries, new smiles. All proceeds from the sale of this collab go to Operation Smile.  The poster is self explanatory (but you can get a better look at the shop) and when you make a donation you actually receive something in return besides the satisfaction of knowing that you are helping young people all over the world.

Just click HERE to be taken to the Southern Comfort Store to donate! Thanks in advance for your participation in this worthwhile cause.



September's Store Collaboration's Here!

Hey Y'all,

Southern Comfort Scraps September Collab 'Rainy Days & Monday's is now available in the Store:

This month's collab is brought to you by four of our great designers. They got together to make this lovely kit of blues and golds. Some things you might think of on those rainy Mondays from whimsical to Victorian, frogs and umbrellas, or even going up into the attic and digging through some of those old treasures you have stored! Who knows what you might want to do on those rainy days? Over 45 papers and over 50 elements. PU

Spend $8 anywhere in SCS and get this collab free. CODE: sept_2011_collab_free


Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Updates, New Kit, and a Freebie

Hey Y'all!

Well, Irene (the Hurricane) missed us almost completely; we suffered no ills from her in our part of North Carolina but, man, so many other folks weren't so lucky. Up in Virginia, my old stomping grounds have been decimated by the earth quake but especially Irene.  Some of my friends haven't had any power for days and it will be Friday before they might see any relief.  My heart and prayers go out to all the people who fell in the path of such destruction.

Around here we have been having problems of a different sort. Kim saw the nephrologist again yesterday and it was confirmed that she is in stage 3 renal failure/kidney disease.  Everything about the diabetes interferes with the treatment for the kidneys so nothing is being done. They will just wait until she has to be on dialysis then on the transplant list and by then she will probably be too sick to withstand and qualify for the surgery. Rock? Hard place? Oh well, at least she has been enjoying her life for the past year.  She went to the Baptist University Hospital in Winston-Salem this morning to see her endocrinologist to have her insulin adjusted.  She no longer qualifies for the gasteoparesis study because her gastroenterologist had her have that awful surgery last February(*See below); he didn't think about the fact that it would disqualify her in the study. The docs up there are doing their best to try and keep her supplied with insulin.

My grandson, Kim's son, has started middle school and needs our prayers for freedom from teasing and bullies.  He will be 12 on October 1 but he has not grown much in 4 years; he weighs 62 pounds.  He was put on ADHD meds a couple years ago and it has stunted his growth and made him anxiety ridden which causes problems for him at school.

Enough about troubles already!  I wanted you to know that I finally finished my favorite kit! It has been a labor of love even though it was nerve racking too.  I kept going back and changing or improving some element and it was getting to be ridiculous so I had to put my pen down and bundle and box it up for sale.  I think I will probably go back and add other things to it in the future; it has so many directions it can go in!  I named it 'Good Morning, Sunshine!' because I had my grandson in my mind when he was a toddler and always woke up with a huge smile and a hug for everyone. The descriptions I entered in the Southern Comfort Scrap shop give you a little more insight into me and my childhood. Anyway, I hope you will take a look and consider purchasing some or all of it and let me know what you think.  I made a gift for you of 'stacked' papers from the kit; all you need to do is add a photo or two and some journaling and viola! you are done!  Here are the previews of my new kit and also of the freebie; choose which site you want to download from and enjoy!

A layout I made using some of the items from my kit. Isn't he adorable?

The preview of your gift:

Hope you all have a great week!


*For those who aren't familiar with the facts, Kim had major reconstructive surgery on the bottom of her stomach and the top of her intestines in February in order for her food to flow into her intestines better as her stomach no longer works and all her food must be digested only in her intestines which are over 50% necrotic.  She had a feeding tube in her stomach for almost two years but it really didn't help-it made matters worse so the hole was allowed to close up last autumn.


Tuesday, August 23, 2011


Yes, we did have an earthquake!  My youngest daughter lives not far from the epicenter of Mineral Virginia, the site of a 5.9 earthquake.  They are all okay, for now, and are just hoping that the phone and electrical lines stay operational.  According to Suzi, the Richmond area is acting like business as usual with no closed bridges or businesses closing, yet hundreds of miles away people are being evacuated from their buildings.  Really weird, huh? Suzi works for a bank in Richmond and they refused to let their employees evacuate the building during or after the quake!  There was also a quake in Colorado of 5.3 on the Richter scale just prior to the one near Richmond.  And now we are expecting a hurricane to sweep in and up the Eastern Seaboard.  I hope that when the news starts pouring in about the quake that there were no fatalities or major property damage. Also any prayers offered for those in the path of the oncoming hurricane will be appreciated. Think we may be living life on the edge?

Sorry I have been MIA lately; I haven't been well and a lot has been going on around here that takes my attention. Hope to get back soon.


Saturday, July 30, 2011

Dog Days of Summer

Hello All!
It's been way too hot in North Carolina to do much of anything for the entire month of July! Temperatures have been over 100 degrees most days and the heat indexs have been unbelievable for July; August is usually the hottest month in the Southern United States. I am just wondering what August will bring this year . . . I don't know how long my air conditioner can run without overload and breakdown.
Ms. Echo, owner of Southern Comfort Scraps, has put the August Store Collab, Summer Sun, up a wee bit early this month.  It is full of fun summer elements to answer any need you might have to scrap those vacation and hot summer days of the Northern Hemisphere and last summer's photo for you of the Southern hemisphere! It is a very large kit so make room on your XHD for these goodies which are free with just a $10 purchase from the store or $5.99 outright. Check out the preview:

Click HERE to go to the collab in the store!

I am currently working on a special kit called 'Good Morning, Sunshine!' which contains some unique furnishing items to scrap your child's morning. Everything is offered in masculine and feminine versions! i will post a sneak peak soon along with a Freebie to whet your whistle.

Y'all stay cool now!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Too Hot Tuesday!

Hey Y'All,

Too hot is right!  It is 98.2 degrees in the shade here today and it truly is not helping with my sinus problems. If it's not mold from too much rain it's dust/pollen from too much heat.  At least my eyes have begun to feel better from the pressure the sinuses were causing.  I can read now, Yay!  I was suppose to go and visit a friend of mine today that I haven't seen in a few weeks (she's been at the beach and I've been sick) but it is just too hot to go out.  I have really missed her though because when she's at the beach she gets lousy cell phone reception so we lose touch.  I'm going to stay in today, do my grocery shopping tonight when it's cooler, and visit Jan on Thursday when the weatherman says it will be 'cooler.'

Kim and Joshua were down yesterday and we sat in the dining room working on our latest puzzle.  Joshua is such a sweetheart and I enjoy him so much.  They left this morning for Virginia where they will pick up Tabitha and head to Washington, D.C. tomorrow.  Joshua has been wanting to go to the Smithsonian for a while now and Kim says she is up to it, so off they go.  Kim has a Mini-Cooper so the gas prices don't really keep them at home like having a gas guzzler like mine does.

Have you gone by the store, Southern Comfort Scraps, and checked out that July collaboration I was telling you about?  You don't want to miss it because after this month each of the designers will take their contribution and put it in their respective shops at a price of around $4 each!  You can get it All for Free with a $6 purchase now or just buy it outright for $6 and you are still getting a major bargain!

Next month is 'Summer Sun' and I thought I'd give you a sneak peak at what I will be adding and a small freebie of stickers that will match the August theme.  The stickers are on one .png file so you need to lasso or select and paste into your new document.

4Shared HERE           or           MediaFire HERE

Oh, one more thing before I go!  Southern Comfort Scraps needs some store Creative Team members.  Nothing much is required, I think maybe two layouts a month and you get to choose the kit you want to use from some of the designers and you keep it for yourself.  Not bad for a couple hours work; let me know if you are interested by leaving a comment.  I'd like to have another CT member for myself if you are interested; you'll have access to anything in my store and only one layout a month is required.  Also the store and I are very understanding, if life gets in the way, you just have to let us know ASAP and we will get someone else to take your turn.

Y'All Stay Cool!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Freebie Quick Page!

Hey Y'all!
I forgot to tell you that I made a quick page freebie using my True Blue Add-On kit and my part of the July 2011 Collaboration freebie. Please enjoy (PU/S4H/S4O-Only)! Come and check out my other products at the Shop.  Southern Comfort Scraps


My Cutie Pie Has Left The Premises!

Hey Y'all!

Well my Tabitha went home on Friday evening and it has taken me these last three days to come to terms with it.  She says she wants to come back and visit during her Christmas break but I kind of doubt she will be allowed to.  This past week, that she spent with me, was wonderful!  We laughed, talked, hugged and just enjoyed each other so much; it was the first time I have seen her in five years (she was 12 at the time).  She is a happy and loving teenager and a joy to be around.  She brought some of her graphic artwork for me to see and I am really impressed with her quick conquering of PhotoShop.

Isn't she a cutie!? She's just as beautiful on the inside too!

Here is some of her artwork:
My Tabitha

The street is a creek!
I have been trying to get over impacted sinuses and now a painful and swollen eye.  My daughter says they are probably connected.  I have been using Dr. Oz's remedy of salt water nose washes and I almost drowned myself this morning! I know too much information!  I'm a sad looking momma though and if I wasn't so vain I'd post a photo of my distorted pitiful face!

I've finished another kit; it is an add-on to the True Blue Free Collaboration that's available this month at Southern Comfort Scraps.  I previously said it was with a $5 purchase but it's with a $6 purchase because it is so Huge!  This add-on includes some great fireworks (if I do say so myself); they look great on dark backgrounds.

I certainly hope you all are enjoying your long 4th of July weekend in the States and are having a better Monday than I am throughout the world!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Sale at Southern Comfort Scraps

Hey Y'all!
Just a quick note to let you know that we are all okay and I will be back to update you on the 'Ya Ya Teenhood' visit!  We are having such a great time together.

We are having a 4th of July sale at Southern Comfort Scraps plus a new collab 'True Blue' which all starts on July 1st and runs through July 5th.  The sale is almost storewide and is 50% Off!  Check out the collab which is free if you spend $5 in the store or you can purchase this extra large kit for $5:

Have a wonderful Independence Day in the USA and great weekend for the rest of the world! I will get back to you ASAP.