Wednesday, June 27, 2012

New! New! New!

I'm excited to tell you about my new Hybrid Baby Shower Party Kit! Yes, that's right! A hybrid and I had scads of fun making it.  It has almost everything you need and all you have to do is print, cut, mail, and add the food and gifts! Stop by your favorite shop of mine and get yours today!

In other news, it is hot, hot, hot, in North Carolina. Tell you something new, huh? Well, Tabitha didn't come down to spend the week with me as planned; she has been bitten by the boyfriend bug and doesn't want to 'leave' him. ;(  Really. Wish it was different but that's the way we are when we are teenagers so I cannot fault her for feeling that way.
My friend Jan is up and about and doing pretty good; she came to see me on Monday! She came over and stayed an hour and we caught up with each other. It was really nice being able to hug her and sit next to her again. It seems so strange to have spent so much time with her over the past year and then not see her for a couple of months. This is my fault as I have once again gotten reluctant/uncomfortable/seized with fear at the prospect of leaving my home. This is something that seems to happen ever few years when the stress of everyday occurrences put me out of kilter. I am hoping it will end soon and I actually thought that when Tabba came down I would be able to go out with her. That's what I get for planning ahead.
Did I tell you that my granddaughter Suzanne graduated from high school this month? I'm really proud of her. My Joshua has passed on to the 7th grade with flying colors! He received merit awards for math and science! Talk about proud! Wow! If you aren't familiar with my Joshua he is my daughter, Kimberli's, son.  He was premature at birth and has been dealing with that plus being dyslexic. It has really been a struggle for the little guy but he is just awesome and never gives up!
Well, I'll leave you alone for another little while. Oh, did you sign up for my newsletter so you can get the latest freebie? It really is a pretty quickpage so don't miss out; sign up on the right sidebar!


Thursday, June 21, 2012

New Kit Soon Available!

Hello Y'all,
Just stopping by to let you know about my new kit 'Soft Spring' and a freebie available to my newsletter subscribers. Sign up for my newsletter (directly to your right in the sidebar) and never miss a freebie of mine! If you sign up within this week I will resend this week's newsletter to you so you may have the freebie quickpage.  My new kit:

I'm also announcing a new layout form I am calling ‘Great Starts!’  These pages are less than quickpages but more than frame clusters; they are not layout templates.  These forms have openings for your photos, like quickpages, but also have room for your personalization with flowers, buttons, bows, journal cards, titles, or any number of elements that would suit your taste.  Sometimes you add a background paper or two and sometimes the background is included in the design.  They enable you to decorate them a little or a lot and should adapt to whatever your designing style might be.  I hope you enjoy using this new type of scrapbooking helper!
The freebie that is available to my newsletter subscribers is also made from my Soft Spring kit:

On a personal note: I have not been all that well (did I tell you it was discovered that I had a heart attack last year?) and have fallen way behind in my correspondence and phone calls and I truly sorry about it.  I have been having checkups, tests, and more tests that are suppose to be supporting good health but sometimes the tests seem to be hazardous to my health! For example: The colonoscopy and endoscopy. If you don't know what they are use Google.  If you do know what they are I'm sorry for you! Yes, I realize that we have to do some very distasteful and uncomfortable things but it has taken me a solid week to get over this one test! I was in a hurry to get all my checkups, including the dentist, behind me before this weekend because my darling grand daughter, Tabitha, was coming to visit us for a week or so and I didn't want anything hanging over my head that would keep me from enjoying her. Surprise! She isn't coming :(  She doesn't want to leave her boyfriend.  I knew this day would come but up until yesterday I thought she would be down this year. Today, actually yesterday, is her 18th birthday! Happy Birthday Baby!
My other grand daughter, Suzanne, graduated from high school this past week! We are all really proud that she went back and finished at the top of her class after having her baby, Gavin, who just this month turned 1!
My grandson, Joshua, has done super good in school this entire year and he was presented with two merit awards, one in science and one in math! He is such a little fellow that we were afraid he was going to be the subject of bullys, but since he is such a jock and an all around nice guy he has, knock wood, been spared.
Well, if I am going to get this new kit in my shops I need to shut up and get moving! Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Featured Designer at Digi Style Designs!

Hello Y'all!
Just stopped in to leave a quick note about being the featured designer for the week at Digi Style Designs!  My shop is on sale for 50% off, no exceptions so this means even the Cut Price Bundles will be cheap, cheap, cheap!  I also have a freebie package of 14 pastel gingham papers that are suitable for Commercial Use and Personal Use available in my shop! Stop by today and pick up your freebie and check out the great sale I am having as well as the rest of the fab designers at DSD! Don't forget to sign up for the store Newsletter; a new designer will be featured every week and there will be freebies offered by them all!  Sign up for my newsletter too and you will be the first to know about new kits, freebies, sneak peeks and all the things going on with me. (I do have a new kit that should be ready to hit the stores in a couple of weeks.)

For those of you who have been wondering what I have been doing: Upgrading my Windows operating system really got me bogged down. That being said, I have to confess to being more than a little depressed so I have not been communicating with anyone.  Please forgive; I will answer my emails as soon as I feel I can.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Sharing some photos!

Hello Y'all!
Well, I have been very, very, busy (and frustrated of course), being dragged by my hair, kicking and screaming, to  upgrading my operating system to Windows 7. I love Windows XP so much but my programs were all beginning to have problems because everyone else upgraded a long time ago. Every time I do something like this, I get hit with every possible scenario of flub-ups and errors, even though I always read every direction and keep notes and am extra careful about everything. Other folks just throw a program in and hope for the best and they get it  ;(  Not me! Anyway, I have just about completed it all and am taking a breather so I thought I would check-in here and share a little bit.
My Great Grandson is turning 1 year old this Saturday! His Mom is planning a fun party in a beautiful local park (local to her, that is). I haven't left the house in a long time; I don't like to leave the house.  I'm happy here with my PC and TV and as long as the power doesn't go out before I charge up the NetBook or Reader, I do just fine. But, I am going to try and go to this party if only to walk in and give him a kiss and a gift and leave.  It takes an hour to get there so most of the guest won't think anything of my leaving early since I'm so old and decrepit! I have a few photos of him that I want to share with you; he has really blossomed into a great looking little man!

Isn't he a cutie? Here is one of his Momma in her cap and gown! Yay Suzy!

I have been working on a new kit called Soft Spring.  It's not finished but I have made a gorgeous quickpage to share with you when I upload it to my stores. Just a little 'tease' to get you to come back by and visit me. If you have signed up for my newsletter, it will be available to you before anyone else! So . . . sign up already, gosh! I really do have to get busy on it because once Tabba gets here for her summer visit, I will be off the PC for a while.

I think I am going to take an early night tonight and see if I can catch up on some sleep.  It is just so hot in Carolina that the poor AC is working overtime and it is not easy to sleep when you are 'glistening' as we southern belles do! LOL!  Y'all take care now!