Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Time flies!

My oh my where did the summer go? Heck, where did fall go? Halloween is fast approaching, and I can't wait! I have my girls costumes almost finished, they are both going to be mermaids. I got the idea for the costume from Heather Baily's blog. I should be finished with them by the end of tonight, I will post some pics of these adorable costumes, the minute they are done! My halloween costume is coming along quite nicely also. Every year we have an adult costume party, and you MUST dress up to come! It really is so much fun. 2 years ago I was a pirate wench and Brad was Jack sparrow, last year I was a punk rocker/gothic chick. Take a look...
here is Jack Sparrow

Pirate wench (that's me) The other two girls in the pic are 2 of my greatest friends, love ya girls!

and finally, the punk rocker/goth chick, man, let me tell you, this costume was hard work! I had sores in my nostril from the clip on nose rings, and a stiff neck from the wig!

Can you tell I just love it! It is raining here today, but when it stops, if the sun comes out, I'll take some pics of our overly decorated pumpkin patch of a yard! Happy Haunting!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

BTDL Logo Wear is here!!

okay, big news.........get ready.....sit down.........are you sitting, LOL! BTDL has branched into logowear! woo hoo, this really is super exciting!!!! We've opened a logo wear shop with CafePress. We have TONS of great stuff at REALLY excellent prices. We hope to be expanding soon and adding new logo's and designs for you all to wear! I have about 42 items on my wish list. I've already ordered the white hoodie sweatshirt and the ceramic travel mug. I'm just so excited about this!! Stop in and check us out!

Friday, July 25, 2008

I'm Ketchup, what are you??

These quick little quizzes are just too much fun, it's been awhile since i've taken one. I decided to see what kind of condiment I am, LOL!!

You Are Ketchup

You are easy going and very measured in your approach to life.

Popular and well liked, you get along with everyone.

Seriously, everyone loves you!

Your taste tends to be pretty mainstream American.

You go for the classic favorites: burgers, fries, and apple pie.

You get along best with mustard and mayonnaise personalities.

FREEBIE Charming Boy Chipboard Alpha

It's been awhile since i've posted a freebie, so today's the day! :) This wonderful chipboard alpha measures approx. 4"x4" and can easily be resized. It coordinates with the Charming Boy kit. Enjoy :) Click on the picture to get the freebie!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

8 random facts...

I've been tagged by michelle :) okay, here it goes....

random fact #1 I WILL NOT leave the house with out eye make up on.
random fact #2 I prefer REAL mayo and refuse to have Miracle whip on a sandwich.
random fact #3 I have 4 BFF's who I share all of my secrets with.
random fact #4 I need to have at least 2 cups of coffee, before I can function.
random fact #5 I screen my calls.
random fact #6 I wear a pony tail at least one time every day.
random fact #7 My favorite flavor of coffee is cinnamon blueberry crumble, YUM!
random fact #8 I feed my dog table scraps when my hubby isn't looking ;)

Here are the rules:
1) each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
2) people who are tagged need to write a post on their own blog (about their eight things) and post these rules.
3) at the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
4) don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

okay, besides the first person i'm going to tag, which is jax0127, I don't know any of the other people personally :) you might say i'm a bit of a blog stalker, LOL! anywho the others I'll tag are...IkeaGoddess, amanda taylor, bon scrapatit designs, liz, get scatty, SewSensible, and last but not least alma :) I hope you will all play along with this fun little game!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

FREEBIE "Charming Boy" Elements

WHOA, where did last week go?? I've been busy, busy, busy! My brother and sister in-law are home from Florida with their 8 week old angel, Jocelyn. Oh she is so sweet! Of course the long 4th of July weekend was hectic as expected. My oldest daughter turned 7 on Saturday. PHEW, I'm tired! Here is the freebie that I was supposed to post last week. These are the elements for the Charming Boy kit. Enjoy.

Click on the picture for the download link. As with all of the freebie files they are LARGE and might take a moment to load into the mediafire site. :)

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Love to Swing...

My almost 7 year old daughter runs to the swing set everytime we go to my mom's house. Last Saturday, we decided to do a surprize photoshoot to get some summer pictures in my mom's beautiful flower garden. This is the first layout I've done with the pictures I took of my girls. I'm just loving the new kit I purchased at Pickle Berry Pop "foxymoron" by Tara Dunston Designs.


Friday, June 27, 2008

FREEBIE "Charming Boy" Papers

It's time for another freebie!!!! This is a great paper kit for boy pages! The elements are ready for this kit also, so come back often to see when there going to be posted as a freebie :)

click the picture to start the download. Enjoy :)

Thursday, June 19, 2008

2 new digi creations

I was looking through some digi layouts today and was inspired to scrap some for my album.

This is my dd on her 4th birthday, what a wonderfully happy day!

Here is a layout of me. I don't normally do layouts with myself as the "main" focal point, mostly because I'm always the one behind the camera. I had my daughters who are 4 and 6 do a little photo shoot of me. They both had a blast taking pictures, and I must admit, it was a little bit fun to be the one who was posing!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

FREEBIE "all dressed up element kit"

Oh my oh my! Time just slips away from me more and more each week! yet again I forgot to give out my freebie. So here it is. This element kit combines with the "all dressed up" paper kit from last week. I hope you like it :) Simply click on the image and it will take you to the download!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

My new love...Ipod

Okay, I know your reading this title and probably thinking I'm off my rocker,LOL! My hubby is really into golfing, and last year he bought this really cool square head driver from callaway. So now this year he wanted to have the matching 3 wood to go with this driver. So I saved all my pennies from my ebay sales, and I finally had enough to buy him this super cool golf club. When it comes in, (I had to special order it), it is like, May 5th. So now I'm in a dilema, I don't know weather I should make him wait until Fathers Day to get his gift, but I'm just as excited to watch him open the darn thing as he will be when he opens it! So, I decide to go ahead and give him the club. Needless to say he is happy as a clam, and just loves the new club. Okay, so now I think he is feeling a little guilty, because Mother's Day was litterally 2 days away and he has no idea what to get for his wonderful wife (that's me, LOL) I ponder the idea of what do I want???? I threw around a few options that didn't pan out, for one reason or another. Then I found it. I've been wanting an ipod for awhile, but I'm a little intimidated by them. I don't know why, I just am. So i'm surfing the web, looking for an Ipod, in pink of course. I happen to run across the Ipod Touch. OMG, from the instant i see this thing I KNOW it must be mine! I spend 4 days researching it, each day I get a little more excited about a new feature it has. FINALLY, the day has come that I get to go pick it up from the store. Let me tell you, if your looking for a new ipod/mp3 player with some added features this is the way to go. I got the smallest memory and it is 8 Gig. I don't think I'll ever fill that up! I can put my digi layouts on it, it holds a jillion songs. It has built in Wi-Fi. There is a planner/calendar. It really is the neatest electronic device i've ever owned! I think I'm in love :)


Friday, June 6, 2008

FREEBIE FRIDAY "All Dressed Up" Paper kit

It's Friday!!! yay! I am so proud of myself that I remembered to put up my FREEBIE :) This kit is wonderful for little girl pages. Keep your eyes peeled for additions to the kit to be given away as well!!

Just click the picture to download the free papers!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008


This morning my 12 year-old stepson was in a huff, because he had no clean pants to wear to school. He had lots of shorts, but none that matched the shirt he wanted to wear. We tried to explain to him, that clothes laying on your bedroom floor will never make it into the washing machine! He finally found some shorts to wear, but now he needed a "short" pair of socks! Oh my the trauma of being in 6th grade, LOL! I remeber the pressure of wanting to look "cool" and have all the newest coolest clothes. I remember having a MAJOR additude with my parents, and those words they yelled to me as I slammed my bedroom door, you know the ones, "I hope YOUR kids are just like YOU!" Well, they are, they are ALL just like me. Oh lord, help me! LOL!


"I know we don’t alway agree on things,
I know sometimes you stomp into your room
cursing under your breath at me. I know I
make you mad. I know you think you know
everything, and that your dad and I don’t
know anything. I know you are at the age where
you would rather spend all day with your
super cool frineds, than with your family.
I know we don’t always get along. I know
your sisters bug you sometimes, okay most
of the time! I know you need your space.
I know you are almost a teenager, and
this too shall pass. I know we will endure.
I love you!"

Thanks again for the wonderful kit from Polka dot Potato :)

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

my latest digi layout...

Check this one out, my girls are posing for a pic, pretending to like each other, so I will let them go to the park and play, LOL! They do look pretty convincing, maybe the really do love each other......deep down...............REALLY deep ha ha ha!


Thank you Polka-dot-Potato for this wonderful kit :)

Monday, June 2, 2008

The things kids say....

Tonight, as I was tucking my girls into bed, Kenadie needed some cough medicine. So I trudge back up the stairs to get the medicine, and a glass of water to wash it down. It is Triaminic, and she hates it! So I get back down into her room, and her younger sister Teigan, the one who just turned 4, has the following conversation with me while Kenadie is getting her medicine:

Mommy: "here is your cough medicine, Kenadie, drink it up"

Kenadie: (drinking her medicine and washing it down with the water)

Teigan: "i think i am getting sick too, can I have some?"

Mommy: "Teigan, this medicine is for kenadie, so she will stop coughing"

Teigan: "I think I need some fart medicine"

Needless to say, I laughed outloud and had tears streaming down my cheeks from this comment. I need to document this on a layout, it really is priceless!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

FREEBIE Wednesday :)

whoa! What happened to me last week? Just now, I mean right this second I realized I never posted the Friday Freebie. Well here it is :) This freebie includes 33 "pewter" charms, to hang off of ribbons, fibers, ricrac. They look REALLY cute hanging from a knot in a ribbon! Oh, there are 5 different styles of flowers in assorted colors, 3 leafs, and a sun! Anywho, sorry about the delay, enjoy!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Adventures of a 4 year old's birthday....

My youngest daughter, Teigan, turned 4 on Monday. We celebrated by going to the bowling alley, or as she likes to call it...."the bowling pin" After all the excitment of bowling we headed back to our house to enjoy a cookout with the fam. The day was exhausting, but worth every minute of the tiredness at the end of the day. Here are a few pics...

Thursday, May 22, 2008

I'm a flipflop, LOL!!

Once again, I'm amazed at the corectness (is that a word?) of this profile. I wanted to see "what kind of a shoe" I was. As it turns out, I'm a flip flop. Not really much of a surprize I guess, I mean really, I do have about 42 different pairs of them, go figure!!

You Are Flip Flops

You are laid back and very friendly.

Cheery and sunny in disposition, you usually have something to smile about.

Style is important to you, as long as you can stay casual.

It takes a lot to get you to dress up!

You are a loyal and true person, though you can be a bit of a flake.

You tend to "play hooky" and blow off responsibilities a lot more than most people.

You should live: By the beach

You should work: At a casual up and coming company

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Personality quiz...

I ran across this on Amy Bleser's Blog and thought i would try it. As I was answering the questions, I was thinking, how in the world are they going to be able to give me a personality profile from these! Well, what do ya know, they are right on the money! My jaw dropped while reading their profile of me, LOL! Try it, its really fun!

You Are An ENFP

The Inspirer

You love being around people, and you are deeply committed to your friends.

You are also unconventional, irreverent, and unimpressed by authority and rules.

Incredibly perceptive, you can usually sense if someone has hidden motives.

You use lots of colorful language and expressions. You're quite the storyteller!

In love, you are quite the charmer. And you are definitely willing to risk your heart.

You often don't follow through with your flirting or professed feelings. And you do break a lot of hearts.

At work, you are driven but not a workaholic. You just always seem to enjoy what you do.

You would make an excellent entrepreneur, politician, or journalist.

How you see yourself: compassionate, unselfish, and understanding

When other people don't get you, they see you as: gushy, emotional, and unfocused

Friday, May 16, 2008

FREEBIE FRIDAY (4) Ocean Breeze Quick Pages

Okay so here's another freebie for Friday!! These quick pages are perfect to get you started with your Ocean Breeze freebie kits. There are 4 total pages, sized 12x12, 300 dpi, PNG files. Enjoy!

Thursday, May 15, 2008


It's everywhere! I'm in the process of trying to reorganize my spaces, yes you heard me spaces, plural. All of my spaces are cluttered. I'm not really sure why I don't like to throw things away, but I do like to keep every piece of every scrap of paper, ever in the history of the universe. Okay, maybe it hasn't been that long, but you get my drift. Right now i'm living in organized disorganization. You know the kind. When your child asks you where the cordless phone is, and your answer is, "look under the pile of artwork from school, oh not that pile, the one to the left of the pile of junk mail and old magazines." Clutter is becoming an issue with me. I am having a huge creative block and I'm begining to realize this clutter is probably the problem. Clear the clutter, clear the mind, focus on my creativity!

My list of things to do today consists of the following:
Sort and organize toys in the downstairs family room
Send the sorted toys to my moms for her rummage sale
Organize the toys and books in the upstairs living room

I know this doesn't sound like alot, but we have at least 2 years worth of Santa down in the family room and most of if should probably go, so I'm off. Off to clear the clutter!

Oh and I didn't forget, tommorrow is Freebie Friday. I have some special goodies for you!

Friday, May 9, 2008


okay, here is the first FREEBIE it is a full kit, Ocean Breeze. ENJOY! :)

Simply click the picture and it will bring you to the file. These are LARGE kits, they may take awhile to download depending on your internet speed.

Oh where has the time gone?

My poor poor neglected blog. I have been running like a chicken with my head cut off, and my blog has felt the brunt of not posting. :( I've been working on some great digi stuff for my friends and for some new freebies. I've decided that each Friday I will give away a new digi kit, or some quick pages! Since it is Friday today we may as well start it off right :)

I'm also going to start a goals list. My first official thing on my list will be to post more regularly! Wish me luck and enjoy the freebie :)

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


Phew! It's been a hectic few weeks! The BTDL Boutique is officially open!! WOO HOO!!!!! Come over and check us out. We've got TONS of products for you to check out. Click the BTDL Boutique button, on the right, for quick access to the new store!


Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Friday, March 21, 2008

Show me your creations.....

hello all, and happy good friday! I've had a lazy morning so far today and I don't see my self getting much done with all the kiddo's running around like wild fire, LOL!! I hope everyone has and enjoyable Easter and finds lots of little goodies hiding about.

After your done eating your kids chocolate bunnies and jelly beans, I'd love it if you would email me the layout's you've made with the freebie boy kit. I'll post them here, with your permission......don't forget to send me your name :) For those of you who are interseted you can email me at I hope to hear from gobs of you :)

Have a safe and happy Easter everyone! Don't eat too much candy ;)

Thursday, March 20, 2008

"Beautiful Girl" Paper Layout

Hey there! I've been paper scrappin for the past few days, and I've got 2 more Paper layouts in the works. This one is going up on ebay tonight. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a good turn out :) It's been so fickle over there latley, one just never knows what to expect, LOL!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Oh Boy Mini Kit FREEBIE!!!

Hey, hey, hey!!! :) Here's a mini kit FREEBIE, just for you :)
The Oh Boy kit comes with everything you see in the picture!
Click the picture for the freebie download.

When you click on the link to the download, it will redirect you to "mediafire", please be patient. the file is quite large and may take a minute to load :) Enjoy!

Friday, March 14, 2008


Good Afternoon everyone! Today is a better day :) I've made a little freebie for you all. They are paisly wood elements that coordinate with the Strawberry Kisses kit (available at the BTDL boutique) Enjoy!
Click on the picture for the download.

When you click on the picture, it will take a minute or two for the download to come up in the MediaFire patient, I promise it will appear :)

Thursday, March 13, 2008

saddy pants :(

Well I got some not so good news today, ACOT contacted me and I wasn't selected for their design team :( We got MORE stinkin' snow last night, and I have to work today. What a crappy day. I can only hope tommorrow will be better. On the bright side of things, I did finish up an order from BTDL Boutique, and I've started the cutest little birthday tin with mini album to list on eBay. Hopefully this will pull me out of my funk. Thanks for listening to me. I hope I didn't depress anyone too badly, LOL! Try to keep smiling..........and I'll try too!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

When you least expect it...

Good things do happen! I was checking my email and low and behold, Peppermint Creative is having a designer call too! OMG, I would so love to be a part of that team. I was just so excited I had to come share, with all 2 of you who read me, LOL!! It feels good to be excited about something, maybe this will break my dull-dromes!

The winter Blah's....

I'm in a funk. I have zero creativity flowing through me, and we have about a gazillion feet of snow on the ground. I need to break out of this winter blah mode, and get into a spring, fresh, creative, fun mode......any tips?? I am sending in my application to sell my digital designs at A Cherry On Top. Keep your fingers crossed for me. IF and thats a major if, I get on with them, they will be my very first official digital store. I'm throwing around the idea of joining a creative team too, but with my commitments to BTDL right now, I'm not sure I have time to join 3 teams. I either need more hours in the day, or I need to quit my "real" job, LOL, yeah right!

I did finish up my Strawberry Kisses kit, here's a preview...


Quick Pages...

If your interested in purchasing the kit, it is available in the BTDL webstore, stop in and check us out!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Harder than I thought...

Well kids, it looks like I'm going to have to put selling my digi stuff on hold, at least from my blog. I was going to get Christine Smith's blog selling kit, and she is no longer offering it :( I did put my digi creations in our BTDL (Better Than Doing Laundry) Store, which is now up and running, so if you have time click the link at the top of the page and check us out. Any who, back to my orginal thought here. I'll still be offering some freebies, but I need to find the best way to share freebies, so if any one reading has any suggestions please feel free to drop me a note and let me know.

Friday, February 22, 2008

The official Etsy site!

Well, I've finally done it. I've decided to branch off of ebay and sell at Etsy too! Stop by if you have time and check out the new additions to my store. I'll be adding new things weekly and hopefully sooner than later.
I'll be listing some digi freebies and kits here on my blog. I still have some kinks to work out, but it is coming along........slow but sure!

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