Wednesday, December 31, 2008


Only a few more hours left in 2008!!
What a year it has been! I am not going
to say it was the best of years, but it wasn't
the worst either. The good part is nobody
close to me has gone over to the other side,
and for that I am so grateful! My health
has been rather good, except for the occasional
toothache, but if that's all I have to gripe about,
then I consider myself one lucky person!
One thing I did great this year was start this
blog, it utterly amazes me how kind people
can be, ya know, I stood in a huge line at the
grocery store today and just watched peoples
faces, nobody was ya had to stand
in a long line, whoopiedodah....
I was thinking, just be grateful you
can stand and then I started chuckling to myself...
see, life is what you make it. I had a blast standing
in line, and I even let this little old lady go in front
of me. ( My good deed for the day is done) LOL
If I had one digi-wish (is that a new word?) LOL
It would be that I could personally meet you all,
I do see the smiles in your writing and what a feeling
that is to see. To try and explain this to someone
who is not in the digiscrappin world is so hard,
they just don't understand how one can be so
involved with people they never met, but even
though we will never see each other face to face,
I can feel the true friendships I have formed and
WOW I am sooo LUCKY! So, to my old and new
friends... I wish you all the best in the year 2009!
May it be a year of good health and lots of laughter!
I would raise my glass of champagne to you all, but
I don't drink anymore....someone get me a glass
of sparkling cider please...LOL

CHEERS to you all!!!

Ok, I am done being won't see too
much mushy stuff from me....only a few times a
year... and New Year's Eve is one of them! lol
All my shopping is done, got the appetizers for
tonight and the pork and sauerkraut for tomorrow
all that is left is my warm jammies and hubby
to get out of work. So until then, I will work on
my new kit, ohhhh, this one is gonna be fantastic!!!!
Wait till ya see this keep an eye out for it.
Think fantasy and

So until next year peeps, have a great night and
if you are drinking DON'T DRIVE!!! and if you
are driving DON'T DRINK!!!! Stay safe, ok!!!
Chow for Now!!!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Xmas Photos and Challenge is Done!

Hiya Peeps!
How was your Christmas? Hope you got
everything you wanted! Mine was pretty good.
It had a rocky start but ended rather well. Of course
my sweet daughter Heather made it a Christmas to
always remember! I am wondering if I can sell her
on EBay, oh heck I'll give her away for FREE at
this stage of the game! I promise I won't bore
you all with the teenage problems...oh man, she
is NOT a teenagers any more, what do you
call them now??? Jerk Years! Stupid Years??
Well whatever it is I am looking forward to
the packing days! It can't come soon enough!
After the morning ruckus here I ended up
having a wonderful day with my family... All
month long of preparations for a total of
10 hours....I think I am going to Disney
next year for Christmas!!! LOL
I didn't take a bunch of pictures this year, but I
did some good shots. Here are just a few of them.
This is Xmas Morning...
These are my rotten kids...oops I mean sweet children...This is the Chocolate Fountain... yummmmmmm
Family gathered around the fountain...
Brandon got a remote control helicopter... hence the arrows so you can see it....
Zach and Brett wrestling...boys will be
And last but not least... Zander, who didn't say a word the entire day! LOL

So, what are your plans for New Year's Eve?
Mine are simple, just staying home!! I used
to go out and party with the gang, but now I
am a good girl and stay put! I'll make a few
appetizers for me and the old man and try to
stay awake to watch the ball drop. The kids
will be out and all will be good!
New Year's Day traditions include making pork
and sauerkraut, putting the silver in the sink for
good fortune and I can't go shoppin that day,
cause it's suppose to mean you'll be broke all
year, geeze I have been doing that forever and
I am still broke, maybe I should try shoppin' on
New Year's Day and see how that really works! lol
Also the first man to walk in the door is suppose
to bring good luck. I remember my father getting
up early every New Year's Day so he could be
the first man to walk into his sister's houses. He had
5 sisters and it took most of the morning, then off
the to club he would go and we wouldn't see
him till dinner time. So what are some of your
traditions?? I'd love to hear some!

Well, Kim should be happy I finished her color
challenge... and I still have 2 more days left in the month! LOL
Hey, it was a hectic month!!!I didn't realize how
big it got until I went to upload it....Holy Cowwww...
I had to make it into 2 parts. LOL
Here is the preview for the DSO Color Challenge,
I named it You're a Star!

And you can download it here:

Now I must get to work on a few things around the
house, everyone is gone and I am enjoying the peace
and quiet! So until next time, take care and stay safe!
Chow for Now!!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!!

I sure hope ya'll are ready for Santa!
I know I am! I do have to venture out today for some
fresh strawberries, well as fresh I can get at this time
of year anyway. They are must for the Chocolate
Fountain. I like to say it's for the kids, but I would
be just fooling myself, chocolate is at the top of the
list of my favorite things, lol and there is nothing
I love to see besides presents under the tree all for me
and a fountain of chocolate screaming at me to
But before the fun begins, I still have a few things
to get done, so before I get busy with all festivities
I just wanted to quickly wish all my friends out
there a Wonderful Christmas... may it be everything
you wished for and more!!
The other night I got my camera out and just started
taking pictures of the tree and all the other
decorations I have, I tried the picture
of the Christmas ball, but I still got some
experimenting to do with that... I have to figure
out how to take the close up picture and not see
me in the ball...LOL oh well, maybe next year...LOL
But anyway... I think I did capture the essence of
my tree this year, so I made it into a card for everyone...

Well, time for me to run!
Have a Very Merry Christmas Everyone!
Take Care and Stay Safe!!!
Chow for Now!!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Work's Done and "Anew Freebie"

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
everywhere I go....Come on peeps sing
with me....LOL Today was my last day
of work til next year and I am sooo happy!
I swear this was the longest day, it just
seemed to stand still at times and I swear
that clock was broke. I shook it a few times
to try and get the hands to move faster! LOL
I was only suppose to work 1 day this week
but my boss, Linda, decided she needed
a vacation before vacation....LOL The nerve
of her....lmao....Honestly, out of everyone
that works there she certainly deserves it!
That girl takes so much crap from our sweet
doctor, I sure hope when she gets back he shows
a bit more appreciation!!! I did miss her,
so much stuff broke this week, and she has
to come back and fix it all. We love to bust on
her, like when the fax machine is out of paper,
she will be busy and we will be sitting there
talking about something, right next to the fax,
the beeping begins and we look at Linda and start
laughing... "Linda, it's out of paper again".....
ohhhh, she stops what she is doing, loads
the paper and we continue with what we where talking
about....So, that is a running joke we have with her,

(**just a note** we only did that once to her, about
the paper, but we still laugh everytime that fax
starts beeping)...
so when she was away, of course we had
to call her, the fax needed paper, so did the
copier, plus what a time for toner to go too...
3 printers ran out paper also. To top it all off
the kitchen sink is full of water and someone broke
the toilet seat!
WELCOME HOME Linda....hope you had a great
time!!!! LOL We were going to put a bunch of
charts all over her desk too, ohhh, to see the
look on her face when she walked in on Monday,
would of been PRICELESS!!

But we decided, that since she got all this
other stuff to deal with, we will let her slide.
Now that work is done, it's time to get ready for
the holiday, I still got more baking to do and do
all the wrapping. Then I must get a list going
of what kind of food we will be having.
I am thinking Grilled Cheese
are sounding better and better.....LOL

Today is my DD Heather's 20th birthday! Happy
Birthday Sweetie!!!
When are you moving out?????
LMAO....Of course she is not here, she decided
to go away with her friends, so much for a
small party at McDonald's.... and they have that
playground there and everything...she just isnt
any fun any more!!!! LOL
And I was going to buy all her friends happy

meals too, oh well, there is always next year....
So whatever you do Heather, don't make any
plans... I got you on your 21st birthday and
we WILL go to McDonald's!
Whether you want to or NOT.....hehehehe

Are you all still with me, yeah I did some
rambling, I am almost done...
I want to tell ya about KimB's new kit... Time Anew.
This kit is FABULOUS!

Check out Kim's site and
get all the details.
And I made a few pages from her new kit.
This first one is Heather, this was taken at
Thanksgiving. I am just not sure if I like this
one, I don't know why, but it just needs something
or I need to get rid of something, but
either way I am keeping it the way it is! LOL

The next one I love! I have always wanted to go to
NYC to bring in the New Year, but all those
people there, crammed in on Time Square just
freaks me out, and where do these people go to
the bathroom??? They all have been standing
in one spot for a long period of time, drinking
champagne or their drink of choice, and they are
bound to have to go!!! Anywayyyy, I found this photo
and decided to pretend that I went....
Ohhh we had the time of our lives......hahahaha

You like???? lol If so I made it into a QP for you!!!
So even if you can't make it to NYC you can use any
picture, but it's got to be in 2009....LOL Hence
the frame....hahaha
Click the preview below, if you want to
snag it and keep up the great work with comments,
I am in complete awe at all the ones you all have
been leaving, my head is huge and so is my heart,
so I will continue to give my stuff away free.... LMAO
mwahhhhh to you all!!!!

Well, it's time for me to get into me jams
and relax for the night! I got tons of baking
to do tomorrow. We are expecting a lot of snow
starting tonight some time, so maybe I will get
out and make me a real
Have a great weekend everyone and stay safe!!!
Chow for Now!!!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Alllll Aboardddddd!!!!

The Holly Jolly train is ready to go, so hop aboard
and enjoy the ride!!! There are 80 stops on this train,
you'll stop at places you've never been
to before! And see the most gorgeous stuff!
Everyone has been working
really hard to give you a HUGE MEGA gift
at Christmas, so don't forget
your manners!!! Now without further ado....
Here are the previews
for my part:

The embellishments:

The papers:

I made it into 3 parts, so that way all you peeps with dial-up can get it too!


Feel free to return to the station at anytime by clicking the logo below.
**whispers** I made that...hehehe
Make sure you bookmark it in case you can't ride the train all
the way through to the end today.

We are all over the world, so if you get to someone
and their stuff is not upyet, don't fret,
just come back later, ok! Now go and enjoy the ride!!!
And here is a list of everyone that is participating and their blogs:

Stop 01 - BeaconScrap

Stop 02 - Carolyn Ritter

Stop 03 - Karrie Thomas of Kez Creates Designs

Stop 04 - Crafted by Gina

Stop 05 - DesignsByAmilyn

Stop 06 - Michelle Angeles

Stop 07 - Throwing Some Scraps Around

Stop 08 - Country Hollow Scraps

Stop 09 - ScrapinDaisy from Designs by Ruth

Stop 10 - Bits O’Scrap

Stop 11 - Wimpychompers Creations

Stop 12 - QueenBrat Designs

Stop 13 - Mumure

Stop 14 - Frosted Illusions

Stop 15 - Aussie Scraps

Stop 16 - HutchsBaby Faith in Christ Scraps

Stop 17 - MoveFearlessly Designs

Stop 18 - swordascrappin

Stop 19 - Kismet

Stop 20 - Missladyhawke

Stop 21 - The Queen and The Princess Designs

Stop 22 - Vanjo Designs

Stop 23 - Angi’s Place

Stop 24 - SotoCreations

Stop 25 - The Mathematician’ s Assistant

Stop 26 - Crops2Dawn Creations

Stop 27 - S.G.Rowe Designs

Stop 28 - Amy’s Scraps

Stop 29 - jaydensmama

Stop 30 - Crystal’s Creations By Design

Stop 31 - Digital Creations by Amber

Stop 32 - Kitten Scraps

Stop 33 - Grandma Pat

Stop 34 - Grunge and Glitter Scraps

Stop 35 - JIC Creations

Stop 36 - Butterfly Kisses

Stop 37 - Babyyaks

Stop 38 - Simply Beautiful Creations

Stop 39 - Pretty Scrappy

Stop 40 - TammyJo’s Creations

Stop 41 - CMB Designs

Stop 42 - Christy Skaggs

Stop 43 - SnapScrapCreate

Stop 44 - Believe Designs

Stop 45 - Linda’s Dream Designs

Stop 46 - MIP Scraps

Stop 47 - Miss Erin’s Scraps

Stop 48 - WillowRaven at Purple Dragonfly Creations

Stop 49 - Digital Keepsakes

Stop 50 - Blind Sight Designs

Stop 51 - Dreamland Designs

Stop 52 - Hummie’s World

Stop 53 - Northern Lights Designs

Stop 54 - DesignZ by DeDe

Stop 55 - twisted angel

Stop 56 - Desert Bloom Designs

Stop 57 - Rachelz_Expressionz

Stop 58 - Creations By Jessa

Stop 59 - Bits’N'Bobs

Stop 60 - Amanda’s Scrappy Creations

Stop 61 - Heartfelt Perfections

Stop 62 - Candie

Stop 63 - Just For You DigiScraps

Stop 64 - Cuddlebeez Scraps

Stop 65 - Prairie Sage

Stop 66 - Creekside Cottage Designs

Stop 67 - PinkuPixie Digital Designs

Stop 68 - Mariscrap

Stop 69 - Marbled Circle

Stop 70 - Panda Bear Designs

Stop 71 - Kolor’Scapez!

Stop 72 - Stellarfairie designs

Stop 73 -

Stop 74 - Danielle [DMK Designs]

Stop 75 - Katlen Kreations

Stop 76 - Babydoll’s Scrapz

Stop 77 - Angel Flower

Stop 78 - Designs by Teri

Stop 79 - SandEz Creationz

Stop 80 - Sistermoon Scraps

Have a great Monday everyone and stay safe!!!
Chow for Now!!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Thursday Ramblings!

Good morning everyone!
What a dreary day it is here.
All rainy and cloudy...So
you know what that means...
I gotta tell ya, the other day
when I was expecting my MIL and
I made myself get changed, she NEVER
showed up! I should of known. She popped
over the next day, thankfully I was
dressed and actually doing something
besides sitting at this computer.
After I get done with bloggin' , I am
going to lock the door and pretend
I am not home! I got oodles to tell ya
and I am sorry to say I have no freebie
today. So if you are just here for one
I give you permission to leave now...
Cause this is just a rambling post!
LMAO.... But I gotta tell ya...all the
wonderful comments I got,
Thanks everyone who commented!
You'll never know how truly happy
I was reading all them!

A wonderful friend, Eila, whom I got to know
through this bloggin' thingy...made a background
out of my winter stuffs. Ohhh it looks
sooooo GOOD! I want to use it for my
blog, but she got it on hers, and I hate
for us to look like twins, LOL So within
the next week, I think I will be making
my own, now that I know how to do it.
Thanks to Eila and to Allie Brown for
all the instructions! Hop on over
to her blog to check it out!
I do like the one I have up now, but I gotta
have the blues, cause, that's just me! lol
Besides, you can see the snowing falling
better with the blues and I can keep it up
all winter long...hehehe
*** scratch that, Eila just made this new
one for me and with great honor, I am
showing it off! Thank GF***

Today is a special friends birthday...
So Jazz....stand up on your desk and
do a little is your day!!!
I'd sing for you, but really, your better off
not hearing me sing. LOL I wish you all
the best, not just for today, but for everyday!
You are a very special friend to me and I
can not say it enough, how much you mean
to me! I love ya Linda!!!! So here is a small
token of how much your friendship means to me!

Happy Birthday Jazz!!!

If you are feeling in a warm, generous
mood, stop on over to Jazz's blog and wish
her a Happy Birthday, I just know that
would make her feel GREAT!!!
I am almost done.... Another friend, whom I will
call.... Josephine....lmao....(only cause she
got my name wrong...LOL) has given me
an award.... Yeppers, this week just
keeps getting better and better! And
her real name is Kristine! LOL

Sorry I just had to do that Josephine.
Thanks sooo much!!!!
Now I must pass it onto others, I don't think
there are any rules with this, and if I am wrong,
too bad! LOL I am going to give this to 5 peeps,
whom I think are all very good to me! Yeah,
there are more of you out there, but it would take
me forever to name you all! LOL
So I figured five was a good number, and
I wouldn't have to racked my brain to much today!
I consider you all my good friends and hope that
it last FOREVER!

Ohhh, Before I forget... The HollyJolly train is taking
off on get your computers cleaned out,
cause this is one HUGE MEGA train...
I am almost done with my Christmas shopping.
The Christmas cards are all done and
in the mail, the tree and all the decorations
are up and KC is doing much better this year,
only took 24 hours to come around.
I saw her last night out of
the corner of my eye, as she slowly crept
towards to tree, with her tail between her legs,
I just had to laugh, as she sniffed everything.
I just wondered what was going on in
her mind... I wonder if she thinks
all this stuff is gonna attack her
while she sleeps or something...LOL
I should be going shopping today, I gotta
start baking... But I still got time!
I think I will just play today!
So until next time...have a great day and stay safe!
Chow for Now!!!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Snowgirl finds her Brother...

Hello ya'll! I must say you peeps know
how to make someone feel good! The
responses I got on my snowgirl certainly
made my day!!! I thank you all!!! Now
that my ego has been adjusted,
for the better, I might
I went back to the drawing board.
Why, I never save my stuff in a psd file,
is beyond me! So yes, that snowgirl I just
saved as a jpeg. And since the response was
soooo good I did her brother! LOL
Maybe it's a good thing I
don't save them as psd's...since starting
from scratch again, I got to learn more
this time and I gotta tell ya, I am loving
this one....LOL I guess it's the vest on
him, I played with smudging, blurring, adding
shadows with a brush...not the shadow button
and I really like the way it looks....I wanted
the bulging out of the seams look.. then I
wanted the stitches...ohhh, that look a bit
of time, but well worth it, I think
But before I show you my snowboy you just gotta
see these layouts from my friends at SBM.
I was totally floored when I went into the
gallery this weekend and every time I went in
I saw someone using my stuffs.... That really
made my head swell....LOL So I wanted to share
them with all you peeps!
This first one was mailed to me from PkDoll...
I do love it! Thanks Paula

This one was done by one of my CHILLS friend...Sue
I just love how she used the candy cane for his name!
Thanks Sue!

And these 2 are from Omajo. They don't have
snow where she lives, but she used them anyway...
what a sweetie!!! Thanks Jo....

and this one she changed the color to green!
How COOL is that!!!!!

Ok, now onto your freebie....I loved reading
your comments, so don't stop
Here is the preview:

If you want to snag him just click the preview!
(Hopefully I did that right??) LOL

Okie Dokie, time for me to get something done in this
house, I am expecting my MIL and I had to get out
of my jams...dang it!!! LOL So have a great day everyone,
and stay safe!!!
Chow for Now!!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Don't laugh...please!

Catchy title huh??? You'll see why in a few
minutes, if I don't get too chatty! LOL
I see I have been neglecting my blog, BAD ME!
But I got a good excuse, I swear! And I will
show you soon....
But first, I got some FANS out there,
who would of ever thought!!! LOL Certainly
NOT ME!!!! I can't tell ya how exciting it
is to make stuff and then actually see peeps
using it!!! It just floors me, and at the
same time, I get all oohie inside, I know,
oohie isn't a word, heck I just made it up,
I just can't think of the word I want to use
right now and I do like making up words...
makes life a bit more interesting and people
look at you weird too...but that's ok, it makes
people laugh! I swear try using OOHIE today
and people will think you totally lost it! LOL
I know, I'm a weirdo!!! LOL
Anywayyyy, I want to show you some layouts
that some peeps have been doing! I really
LOVE them all!
These are by MoonlightPearl (Elle) from SBM!
I just LOVE her ocean layouts and she even made
me a calendar, so now I have a lovely layout
that I can look at all next year! THANKS ELLE!!

These are from Eye (Irene) They are sooo
BEAUTIFUL!!! She is from Nova Scotia and
the snow they get there looks soo pretty!
These two are pictures of her new grand baby!

Here are the nature layouts:

And this one she used a combination of kits....
soooo clever Eyeball! LOL

Thanks again!! You both made my night when I saw them
in the SBM gallery! mwahhhhhhhh!

Now to the DON'T LAUGH part.....
I made something in PS all by myself, used
some shapes and normal brushes....LOL It started
out as a teddy bear, cause I always wanted to make
one of those, maybe one day, but now is not the
time...LOL I've been working on this all week...
Maybe I have been just looking at it too long and
it started to grow on me, I don't know, but I think
it came out rather here it goes, DON'T LAUGH Mom always had this phrase and it would
go like this..."If you don't have anything nice to say,
don't say ANYTHING at all".....well, that's how I am
going to take this....and don't just say it to make
me feel good either, I need to know! Is it CUTE
or do I need to start again...cause I will....I am
like that.....LMAO! ok, ok, ok, enough rambling!!!!
Here she first snowgirl....

I am trying to figure out how you can just
click the picture to download! Can anyone
help me with that. I highlighted the image code
and clicked the link button, but that doesnt
seem to work....can someone please share that
info with me....pleazzzzzzeeeee!

Click HERE if you would like
to have her...and please leave some love!
I really do love reading what you peeps
have to say!!!!

Ok, I think that's it for tonight! Have a
great weekend everyone and please be stay safe!
Chow for Now!!!