Monday, September 29, 2008

hi scrappers. hope all is going ok today! all is good here. a little warm still. a freak little 4 min rain. got myself a cuteeee new haircut.... sing with me...."If you think I'm sexxxyyyy...and you want my bodddyyyy...come on sugar let me knowwww". That is what I was singing as I strutted into my hubbie's office after my appointment. He just smiled, patted me and said he loved me, giggle. (will have to show you a pic soon.) Did some stuff at both boy's school, got some stuff from the boyscout store for my friend's son and for Chase...came home and tackled homework and stuff ready for the consignment store and here I am!

I must make a commentary....skip if you want.

I am a stickler for Customer Service at stores, diners etc. It doesn't matter if you are happy, sad, cramping, fighting with your kids/hubby/cat etc. You fake it till you make it. You make the customer happy. You smile and are polite and do your best. It is your JOB for goodness sakes. You are lucky to have that job. And in today's age CAN be replaced.

Yesterday was hysterical. Hubby and I went out for the day. We went to lunch and had the WORST service in history. They were understaffed and making mistakes for everyone's orders. (ours was actually ok...but all three tables around us had mistakes. Took forever to be served. Then...we paid. waited for our change. and waited. and waited. got the gal on the way by. Ummmm. we are waiting for our change. chewing of gum...oh..yeah...and left. no sorry. or Rightttt back. Waiting. waiting waiting waiting. she comes by...slaps it on the table without looking at us and goes to the table by us. the look on my hubby's face was so funny I burst out lauging and said...uhhhh ok. she turned around. oh. sorry. I am just really busy. turn around again (after she had just been shooting the breeze with ppl she knew at another table for like 4mins before we snagged her). so we left. went to office max. walked around on my own searching for something...none of the ppl around bothered to stop talking to each other to ask if I needed help. finally I gave up and asked someone who SIGHED and turned around and just looked at me after I politely said..ummmm excuse me. I said....Well..I am looking for xyz. He said....over that display. and turned around to his coworker. I shook my head. Then we went to another store. more of the same...won't bore you.

ALL three stops. Rude, bored and unhelpful staff. WTH is going on?! I was amazed. And where are their bosses? In today's tough really need to make the customer feel like they are spending their dwindling cash in a place that is worth it.

ok. phew. doneeeee! just crazy i tell you. If IIIIIII were queen....things would be different. lol

So....if you ever have a problem with anything you ever get from me. Please let me know. I WILL make it better. With a smile. And a thank you for shopping with me! I think that is why I give a way so many freebies....(ppl have asked me why I do). Because I know times are tight. I know ppl could shop elsewhere. I know that we are all in hte same boat. And I like to make ppl happy. So...those things all combine in sharing the love.

(though I have nada for today, sorry ;) ). You KNOW I will be here soon with a giftie!

I want to let you know about my new product released today at FPD...and on sale for a limited time.

here you see a boy's life exploded. lots of fun templates that are sure to delight.

These are so versatile.....many things can be used for layouts and kits not geared toward any gender.

Add shadow and flatten to use just as is (texture applied already)

add your fave papers etc and use on layouts or in your kits

commercial use extra license needed!

you have your choice of Tiff, Psd or individual png files

and a CD album!!!

10 cd album sketch templates

1 cover template

1 back album template

fun layouts that you can use to create your own album. you can also use them on regular layouts by dragging them on.

so...that is it. have a great night. smile and be lovable!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

hi kids! so sorry I couldn't post my freebie yesterday...turned crazy! but we had funnnnnnn at the carnival! I was there at 1p to help set up. It was so CRAZY hot. my goodness I could NOT stand it. I am such a wimp when it comes to heat. and we had the cotton candy stand. what a flippin mess. I don't know why we have it. it made a huge mess...flying all over hte place (they didn't give us hoods for the machines) and it was melting. yikes. but then I got to walk around with the boys and actually see them have fun. and I ate yummmmmmmmy Indian Food that Chase's teacher and some ppl she knew made. OMG it was seriously yummy. And she is just the sweetest. So nice and calm and in control. As soon as I get around her...I feel my blood pressure lower. Something about her spirit. I so need to just follow her around. And I got to chitchat very briefly with Mrs O...our teacher last year. I love her. Chase has been so lucky in teachers....or should I say WE have been lucky.

The boys didn't seem to mind the heat. Played tons of games and ran with their friends. I chitchatted with ppl. My mom, aunt, Bran's sister and my dad all came. How cool is that? We seriously have such a supportive family. I count my blessings daily. Thank you for my might be stressful. Things might be tight. I might have problems. But man. I have the greatest friends and family and the boys are SUCH HAPPY little people.

Today I am resting and going through boxes of clothes for all of us. What to get rid of what to keep.

tomorrow is BIG TIME CLEANING. Tops of those shelve like things around a lot of the tops of my walls. dust collectors I tell you. windows. cabinets. scrub the grout. Scrub the bathrooms. Bleach tub toys. Clean doors, knobs etc. I don't really do a spring cleaning. I do fall cleaning. I hate the idea of closing up for the winter with out a huge cleaning. is the promised freebie. HOpe you like it. It is totally layered so you can adjust and add things to make it yours. psd or individual png files

No selling, claiming, giving away, using for any commercial use. Just have fun and say hi and thanks.

click here

Have a great weekend!!

hugs and happy scrapping

Thursday, September 25, 2008

just wanted to let you guys know about my new packs released today.and they are a dollar for $1 thursday at Funky Playground Designs.

I have no updates today....I am in full speed clean (hubby is coming home from bus trip today ;) ) and then doc appts this afternoon.

I will have a really cool freebie up for you tomorrow, though. (well...IIIII think it's cool,lol).

ok to scrub the floors and glass and counters. ughhhh

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Hi friends...hope all is well in digi land. I have been having fun enjoying the cool mornings and warm afternoons. Hitting the pumpkin patch for it's first weekend open. seeing friends. playing puzzles and board games. I am healing nicely....I go in for my follow up on Thursday. I am feeling so much more relieved having this done. I feel a ton lighter.

Chase's carnival is Friday, so we are excited about that.

Not much is going on other than that. I am a little overwhelmed with homeword for a second grader...lordy that is a lot after a day in school. but we are working through it.

so tonight will be quick as I have to do that and baths, dinner,etc.

I am having a tonight only sale.

a couple things on for one dollar. a 30% coupon for any order of $3. (use coupon code TB1daysale)

included are these halloween element templates and bonus sketch template. Boooooo

and a new freebie.

click here to download and leave a hi and howdy~

so stop by the store to grab what you don't have....and enjoy my gift. Hope you all have a great coming tomorrow~

Saturday, September 13, 2008

thanks so much for all the well wishes! But I have to tell ya....I wasn't surgery/biopsies are tomorrow....oops. but man...with all these ppl thinking of me....I am sure to be just fine!!!

someone asked me what exactly they are doing.

I am going in for actual outpatient surgery (not the one in the office that they just give you a big old helping of local). He will then look at both lumps. If they look "ok" to him...he will take a good chunk of both and sew me back up. If they look strange...he will take more and a bit of surrounding tissue. then they go to pathology. They said there is a slight chance I will have to stay overnight depending on how much they have to do and if they have to put in a drain. Also...last time I had a minor surgery....I was REALLY sickkkk from the knock em out juice.

but. It will all be ok. How could it not with so much lovin from you guys.

One thing I really love about the commuity of scrapping. we band together. we worry and pray for each other. when someone needs help...they jump right on it! There are the bad seeds that so many ppl want to dwell on. But by golly. I want do revel in the goodness I see everyday among you girls.

the ppl who put together charity kits for a family who lost their mom/wife. the gift package someone sent a lady who was sad. the messages of hope and kindness I get any time I feel blue.

Man. I wish I could fill the world with ppl like you!

hug yourselves from me.

so....enough about that! yuck!

I have been busy with the boys. getting stuff going at the preschool...trying to get chase's homework done before he goes to his free golf lessons (his poppa teaches he gets free lessons. but this is through a golf academy here in town...they give a week of free lessons every month from may-october!) how cool is that I ask you. but bad part. Chase is whooped! and wants nothing to do with homework. Think this is the last time we do something that is everyday for a week. too much for an almost 7 year old.

Funky Playground designs announced their new designers!!! We have some awesome new girls. They are all so sweet and such a great addition to the store. And we relaunched with a new look too! To celebrate all this...we loaded the store with new goodies and are having a big sale through tomorrow!!!! All my goods are 30% (except my dollar deals). come take a look.

here are some new things I have out at my store.
for today's dollar day:

other new goods

then Traci Murphy and I teamed up for these beauties. I used her product w/mine to create this fun set of templates.

and if you spend $10 in the store during our get September's Designer Collab (w/two templates by me in there)....for FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

and...of course...I have a little goodie for you!

Thursday, September 11, 2008


I am ready for fall. I love everything about fall.

the crispness

the colors associated with fall....golds, deep browns, greens, dark reds...yummy

the pumpkin farm


being able to wear long sleeves and pants and not be hot (I am ALWAYS hot)

school carnival

no airconditioner

which leads to the windows open and airing out the house

walking in the neighborhood

leaf hunting

bike rides

apple cider

sat mornings on the front porch with breakfast

I could just go on and on,lol. I love it. not quite here yet...but so close I can feel it's presence haunting my mind

school is in full swing for both boys....hayden is in preschool...last year of it. he still misses his old school, but likes jack and jill. he also goes to speach once a week. great people there.

chase's teacher is great....his schoolmates are fabulous and I just could not be happier there right now.

I serve on the board of Jack and jill and the board of the parent's club for chase's school. I NEED to be involved....I believe that if you want something done right...make sure you're involved,lol.

we are in full planning mode of Barry's Carnival. It will be so awesome this year! YAY!

On the negative note...I have been dealing with a health issue...breast lumps. I wasn't going to talk about it here...but so important to check yourself.

they say the very last day of your cycle....first with no signs of blood...tmi but important to know....check yourself. don't do it too many will grow too accustomed to your lumps and not notice if they grow sometimes.

so. I have two. a tad abnormal. we had the mammogram and ultrasounds. going in for surgery on friday to see what they are. I am feeling positive that all is ok. this is just my wake up call to live better. eat better....more veggies and cancer fighting goods. less soda. less stress. drink only ever oh often. excersise more. spend more time with familiy.


check yourself. don't wait for them to find them. and I am large chested (very) and still found it can be done.

so I have been dealing with this crap for a few weeks and it is all consuming.

but I am feeling ok with it.

we went camping for our end of summer trip. my mom and aunt. my oldest daughter and boyfriend. brans dad and uncle. the ocean. oh how I love thee. let me count hte ways. Saturday was THE best day I have EVER had at Fort Bragg CA beach. WOW. all I can say. Thank you God!

I am trying to tap into my creative side...made a few new goodies you will be seeing next week.

today I released a little element template pack for bdays. Chase is turning 7 in I am a little preoccupied. They are good for CU with no extra license needed. You get tiff, psd and individual png files. and you get a candy bar wrapper template included...I love those (perfect for hershey bars).

a dollar till sat morning. and you get a little bonus of 4 goodies to go with it till then too..mailed to you seperately.

click here to go to store.

and I made this template to share. I really like this one...I like them all, don't get me wrong. but this one makes me happyyyy!

ok my friends. I have a request. time to update momma's ipod.

tell me some fave songs of yours. I like all lay em on me.

I could also use some good book titles to read....with surgery on is coming up to baby me and watch the boys. I will be able to sit on my porch and watch them ride bikes and read while she cooks/cleans. whooohoooo.

I am almost done w/time traveler's wife. read keeping faith, memory keepers daughter, mermaid chair, autumn leaves, eat love pray, kite runner and a thousand splendid suns for book club. I like mysteries and the likes of deen koontz, kellerman, sandra brown etc. I like it all in books too! so tell me. I haven't gotten into the twilight books yet.

hugs and happy scrapping!