Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!!!

I just want to wish all of ya'll a very Happy New Year! If you venture out tonight, be safe. As for me, I'm going to Matt the Brat's and we are going to have a Rockfest! I broke down and bought a Wii and Rock Band for my "Merry Christmas to Vicki" gift this year. The other day I was in Hellmart and they had the AC/DC track pack, so of course I HAD to have it too, lol.

Margaritas and do it yourself rock and roll, what a way to ring in the new year! It should make for some interesting photos. Stay tuned...


Saturday, December 26, 2009

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

DSO December Color Challenge kit

Howdy, everyone! I know I've really been scarce around here lately, but believe me, amongst the bedlam that is my life these days, I haven't forgotten ya'll. With 90% of my shopping completed on Black Friday, I fell into that false sense of security and coasted halfway through December. Yesterday it dawned on me that I have to get my rear in gear! Knowing full well that the rest of this week will be a frenzy of shopping, wrapping and baking I figured I better get the December Color Challenge done or it would be after Christmas before I found time to work on it. The colors this month looked kind of old fashioned to me, like stuff you might find in your Granny's attic, so that was the general direction I took. Have fun playing!

Today's gift: txbubbles-Dec 09 CC-more txbubbles-Dec 09 txbubbles-Dec 09 I split it into three folders for easy downloading, so be sure to get them all.

Big hugs and a very Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

A Little Christmas Gift for Ya'll

I whupped up this little mini-kit for the color challenge at Plain Digital Wrapper. I love the soft colors in this swatch, and I just couldn't resist doing something Christmassy with it.
I hope ya'll have fun with it!

Today's gift: txbubbles-Dec txbubbles-Dec
Big hugs,

Friday, December 11, 2009

A Fresh Start

Ya'll have got to take a look at what the fabulous Ms. Kim has come up with now! "A Fresh Start" is just stuffed full of new and unique elements, gobs of ribbons and strings, and gorgeous papers. I had a hard time keeping myself from going overboard! Use it for some frosty Christmas pages, festive New Year LO's, or pretty much anything, it's that versatile! On sale right now for the low introductory price of $3.90! Only at DSO!
Take a gander at the gorgeous details...

Kim threw this one at us Wednesday afternoon and I had a board meeting for the Humane Society that night, so I got home pretty late and just fell into bed. I was finally able to play with it last night. This is my first LO with it, but certainly not the last! Matt and Wyatt clean up pretty good, don't they? LOL! And...I made it into a QP for ya'll.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Sweet Pea

I have been invited to join another CT! Yep, right out of the blue, I got a PM from Lisa Hanks of Southern Creek Designs on the DST forum with the invitation, had a look at her store and said YES! Here are two LO's created with "Sweet Pea" available right now for only $1.50!

Ya'll have a great weekend!

MWAH!!! Vicki

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

We Have a Weiner!

I had the highly technical drawing for the 11/24/09 Comment Contest this morning. Yep, I wrote down everyone's name on itty bitty pieces of paper, folded them up, chunked them into the mayonnaise jar and had Mel draw a name. And...the winner of the DSO gift certificate is Anjana Anna!!! Email me at and I will get your prize to 'ya. There are lots of sales going on now, so you can really pick up some goodies!

On to other biz, Kim has posted the swatch for the December Color Challenge. I would welcome any ideas that ya'll have.


Monday, November 30, 2009

It's Merry and Bright!

I had a chance to play with Kim's newest kit "Merry and Bright" this weekend. It is packed with gorgeous papers, adorable hand drawn doodles, unique realistic elements and the colors are a nice change from the same 'ole red and green. Best of all, get it today for only $2.50!
And...I have the corner cluster as a gift for ya'll!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Black Friday!!!!

Sorry, ya'll, I don't know what happened with 4-shared, it should be fixed now!
Check out the deals Kim has for ya! Get the fab grab bag , and then shop till 'ya drop in the store! What are you waiting for? Go, go, GO!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Christmas First, Big News and a Giftie!

Just in case ya'll have somehow missed it, I have to tell you about Kim B's newest masterpiece, "Christmas First". This kit is just flippin' amazing! It has a huge selection of elements, all new and original, including lots of ribbon and string, and the most gorgeous papers! I can't remember the last time I created so many pages from one kit, and evidently I'm not the only one, this kit has taken the DSO gallery by storm! Best of all, Kim has it on sale now for $3.90! I guarantee that it will be money well spent. I already have four LO's completed and two more in the works. That's .65 per LO! Now, don't think that just because it has Christmas in the title that you can only use it for Christmas pages. Nay, nay, my friends... just take a looky at the 50th anniversary page I created. Oh, and a little toot on my horn, this page was selected as a Gallery Standout at DST. Woo-hoo!!!

What did I tell 'ya? I LOVE it when you can get so many different looks from one kit! And yes, I made ya'll a quick page from it, which brings me to the BIG NEWS! Somebody pinch me, I must be dreaming, it finally happened! Yep, the fabulous Kim B has invited me to join her CT! I almost fell out of my chair when I read the email! I do believe I'm in for quite an adventure!
To celebrate, I have a Quick Page for ya'll that I made from the 'Dear Santa' LO. Enjoy! In addition, I will be awarding a gift certificate to DSO from the comments received on this post.
Big hugs,

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Do You Smell Leftovers?

Yep, I couldn't stop playing with this month's swatch! There are some clustered frames, fairy wings, a really cool clustered page background and some other stuff. I hope ya'll enjoy playing with it!

Today's gift: txbubbles-Nov CC txbubbles-Nov CC

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Strawberry Kisses

The November Collab kit at Scrap That Idea is a fun kit called "Strawberry Kisses" and it's on sale for $4.00 for the whole month. It's jam packed (sorry, I couldn't resist the lousy pun) with lots of fun elements and bright colors. Here's a LO of that I made with it, and I made it into a quick page for ya'll to give you a little taste of the kit. While you're in the store be sure to check out the fab sales!

Today's gift: txbubbles-STI-Strawberry Kisses
Big hugs,

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

November Color Challenge Kit

WhooHoo!!! It's only the 10th of the month and I've got it done! I got off to a real slow start, but this past weekend Mr. MoJo showed his shining face and I came up with this. I still have some ideas, so maybe we'll have leftovers this month. There are six textured papers, four ribbons, two flower clusters (shadowed version included), two glitter spills, a glittery flower swirl, embroidery hearts, a silver embroidered heart swirl, a paper frame, a silver butterfly frame and the curled edge cardboard. I also included a large version of the silver swirly frame so that you can use it as a page border, or scale it down and use it to frame a photo. I hope ya'll enjoy playing with it!
Check out the Color Challenge at DSO for more awesome stuff!
BTW...if you use anything that I have preshadowed and want the rest of the shadows on your page to match, I use a 45* shadow.

Today's gift: txbubbles-Nov CC txbubbles-Nov CC
Remember your manners!
Big hugs,

Monday, November 2, 2009

Garden Treasures

I had the chance to play with a new mini kit from GS Creations named Garden Treasures. Can we say PINK?!?!? LOL!!! Gaye is DSO's Designer of the Month and she has this adorable mini priced at only $1.00! Take a look at the two LO's that I came up with and then run on over to DSO and pick it up for yourself!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Candy Christmas

Hee hee, I'm just as bad as Hellmart...Halloween isn't even here yet and I'm plugging Christmas, LOL!!! I can't help it though, KimBob has a new kit out called "Candy Christmas" and I got to play with it over the weekend. However, don't let the name fool 'ya, it can be used for other pages, too. For a limited time it's on sale for only $4.22, what a deal! Take a looky at what I did with it.

Friday, October 23, 2009

October Color Challenge QP

Just a fast post to give ya'll a little giftie! I made this QP from my DSO October Color Challenge kit. If you want the whole kit, scroll down.

Today's gift: expired
Big hugs,

Monday, October 19, 2009

Oh Boy!

Vicki Parker has the cutest new kit in her store at Scrap That Idea this week. It's called "Oh Boy!" and has all kind of stuffies to make some terrific dude type pages. In fact, that's what I was intending to do, I had already started a page using a lot of blue and green. Then I received an email with these photos of Natalie in her little pumpkin costume. So 'ya see, it's not only for boys!
Get it quick and you only pay $3.00! Of course, I have a QP sampler for ya'll. Enjoy!
Today's gift: expired

Sunday, October 18, 2009

A Whisper of Fall

HaHaHa!!! I 'm posting on a weekend AGAIN! Every once in a while we need to shake up the 'ole blog! ROTFLMFAO!!! I'm just so excited over this new kit I found I couldn't wait. It's called "The Whisper About Fall" , it's from Natali Design at Scrapbook Graphics and it is absolutely FABULOUS!!! Here are a few pages I've done with it, I definitely see some more in my future!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Lot's of New LO's

I've 'gotta play catch up here and show ya'll some of the kits I've been playing with. These are both available at DSO. Take a look and get some inspiration! First up is "Soft Whisper" from Kim Broedelet. The first page is from our Disney trip, Lilly was so tired. (I am slowly but surely slogging through all of my photos from the trip!) The second page is features my son Dave, his wife Jana, and our newest little princess Natalie. The next kit is "Dream Project" from LP&3Dogs. LO #1 is of Matt the Brat and his trusty steed at Panther Creek Ranch. LO #2 is an old photo taken at my Memaw and Papaw's 50th anniversary party. Both of these kits would be wonderful for heritage LO's, but as you can see they are really versatile and are great for any type of page you want to create.