Friday, February 27, 2009

Tagged, Tagged, Tagged! (and some Momma news)

Mom has been re-admitted to the hospital. She has a partial obstruction, her doctors are trying medication first and trying to avoid more surgery. I will be heading that way tomorrow, and Sweetie Pie Wyatt is going on the road trip with me. He is so concerned about his Nonnie. Please keep her in your thoughts.

Here is the link that discusses the 4shared issue. As I said before, I have never had a problem, and I agree with Kim that it is most likely the pop-ups. All pop-ups are blocked on all of my computers.

Okay, I've been tagged by Kim , Eilajean and Cris . I'm 'gonna knock 'em out all at once, then I'll have to try and find some friends that haven't been tagged yet.

OK, so here's the rules of the game....
•Go to your photo folder in your computer •Go to the 6th folder of photos •Go to the sixth picture •Put the picture on your blog and a description of it •Invite six friends to join the challenge •Link them in your blog.

Whoa! This could be scary! Well, I'll just put my big girl panties on and be brave.

Oh my goodness! ROTFLPIMP!!! This is Miss Lilly when she was around six months old. Ya'll know how attached she was to her binky. Well, when she didn't have a binky, she made do with her toes. I haven't thought about these pics in quite a while! I had done a paper LO of them, now I'm going to have to do a digi. Just for kicks, I'm going to throw in the 7th photo, too. Yes, she has her big toe in her mouth!
Here are my tags:
Big Texas hugs, Vicki

Thursday, February 26, 2009

February Color Challenge Kit

Well, I just barely got it done before the month is over! LOL! It's more of a mini-kit this time, but hey, I've got a lot going on! I am, however, making headway into the mountains of paperwork, although at this point I don't remember what color my desk is.
I have a question for ya'll. I have been reading some awfully scary stuff about 4shared. I haven't had any problems with viruses or trojans, have any of you? I run Norton 2009 with Live Update on at all times, Malwarebytes, Spybot and Ad-aware, but I have read that there are some nasties that can get by everything. I would be interested in your take on all of this, as my longtime readers know, I have searched for an alternative to 4shared in the past, but really couldn't come up with a solution that wouldn't cost me an arm and a leg. Let me know what ya'll think.
Back to the kit...I split the papers into two downloads, 'cause it was a 50mb folder. Drop shadows are for preview only, EXCEPT for the clustered frame. Password is: feb09 I put in two versions of it, one with a full shadow and the other only has shadow where the cluster is on the frame. Am I making sense? This way it doesn't look flat, but you can still add your own shadow to the frame without it looking too dark.

Todays gifts: expired
Remember your manners!
Big hugs, Vicki

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Silly Lilly

I created this LO of Lilly making silly faces with "Fresh Posey" from the fabulous Kim Broedelet! You can get this cute kit for yourself right here. This page and the one from "Hearty Tarty"
(see January 28 post) are available as Quick Pages if you participate in the Great Exchange at DSO. All you have to do is make a QP from either kit, post it in the exchange, and at the end of the month you get everyone's pages! Make one, get a lot! Check it out The Great Exchange.

Big Texas Hug, Vicki

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

I've Done It Again!

Here's another page I created with "Roche" from Kim Broedelet. You can get the kit right here.
And oh yeah, she published it on her blog!!! Woo-Hoo, I am on a ROLL!!! (Doin' the happy dance all over my blog)!
I have to give credit to Croppy for the ribbon border idea that I shamelessly scraplifted! Thanks a bunch!

Big Texas hug, Vicki

Monday, February 23, 2009

Mon Amie QP

Vicki P.'s new kit is a collab with Stacey Towers named "Mon Amie" and it is gorgeous! Be sure to pick all the pieces up this week here and here .

I crack up at the look on Steve's face everytime I look at this photo! Password is: smooch
It's like "Okay, what do you want? I know you want something!" LOL

Mom is home and getting better every day with all the attention she is getting from her private nurse (Daddy). I plan to go down and visit this weekend.

Todays gift: expired
Remember your manners!
Big hugs, Vicki

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Spirit of Summer Page

This LO was created with the Australian Bushfire Collab Kit- Spirit of Summer. I'm gonna take the lazy way out and point you to Vicki P or Kim Broedelet for the full info, but let me tell you, scrounge under the couch cushions or whatever you have to do to come up with the money for this! Not only do you have a chance to help the victims of this horrible tragedy, but you can get this fabulous mega-kit for only $5.00! My only problem was that there was so much amazing stuff to choose from! However, I did finally manage to create this LO of Ms. Lilly!

Have a great weekend!
Big Texas hugs, Vicki

My Blue Valentine Add-On

Okay, this is not some weird QP, this is my crappy on the fly preview! Just a few things that came after I posted the kit. I think ya'll will like the photo pockets! There is also two worn journaling spots, a wrapped frame, a heart paper and a torn edged border. I also chunked some stitches and a polaroid frame in. Password is: blue2

Todays gift: expired
Remember what your Momma taught you!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Beagle Sugar

Fast post today! I am going to try and finish up a goody or two for ya'll tonight. In the meantime, I have to show ya'll a LO I made with the "Loryn" kit from Kim Broedelet! I think it turned out rather well, even if I do say so myself! LOL!!! You can get this fabulous kit for yourself at 30% off for a limited time right here.

Big hugs,

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

WooHoo! Big News!

First, Momma is coming home from the hospital today! I talked to her last night, and the doctor has already started her on solid food and says she's good to go! She has come through this amazingly well, due in large part to the multitude of prayers and good thoughts sent her way by all of ya'll. Words just can't express how much it means to our family that so many people care.

Next...Kim B. has published more of my LO's on her blog!!! WooHoo!!! I missed it when she put the "Lilly as Tink" page up last Wednesday as I was at the hospital. Then when I went to her blog this morning there was the page that I created with her newest kit from the Friends series, "Roche". I was SOOO excited, it was a real Depends moment! ROTFL!!!

Check it out! This is a terrific kit, with lots of fun and different elements to play with. And, it's on sale for 30% off for a limited time. Run right over and get it for yourself right here. My LO features my brother Steve and one of his grand-daughters, Deanna.

Big Texas hugs for ya'll,

Monday, February 16, 2009

Sweet Flora QP

Oops, I am running so far behind, I forgot to post this one! Vicki P. has a new collab kit with Nicole of Digi Designs by Nicole. It's called "Sweet Flora" and you can pick up all the pieces this week by visiting their blogs and
This LO features my Mom and LillyBug. Yep, here lately I am just wallowing in the foo-foo!
Password is: hugs


Todays gift: expired
Remember your manners!
Hugs, Vicki

BoHo Chic QP

Vicki Parker has put a new kit in her store. It's called BoHo Chic and it is fabulous! For a limited time, you can get it for the amazing low price of $2.50 right here.
The super cool alpha is worth that! Here's a preview of the full kit.
Here is the LO that I created with it. You can see that I definitely had some foo-foo fun!Password is: foofoo Annnddd...Vicki has decided that I can offer it as a QP for ya'll! So, try it out, and then hop right over and pick up the full kit so you can make some matching pages!

Todays gift: expired
Remember your manners!
Big hugs, Vicki

Friday, February 13, 2009

Momma Update

Mom got out of bed and walked around the nurse's station yesterday morning! We had told her it would be good if she could just go to the door of her room and back, but by golly, she is determined! She is just doing amazingly well, so I left around 3:30 in the afternoon and came home. She will be in the hospital 5-6 days, I will be going back when she is released. She wanted to be sure that I told ya'll how much she appreciates all the prayers and positive thoughts that have been sent her way. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
Big Hugs, Vicki

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Good News!!!

I am so sorry to be this late posting, but it has been one wild and crazy day! Can you believe a big city hospital with no WiFi? Well, I was stuck in one today! As much as I hate to, I may have to break down and get a wireless card so that I won't be stuck in a situation like this again.
They didn't take Mom into surgery until 11:55. They told us it would take at least two hours. At 1:00 a nurse came out and said ya'll need to come to the consult room so the doctor can speak to you. We were all pretty freaked out, thinking the worst, but when he came in he said that everything went much more smoothly than they had expected, that he had got it all and there was no evidence that it had spread. Thank you, Jesus! There IS power in prayer.
When I finally left the hospital at 7:00 PM, Mom was speaking coherently (in spite of the morphine!) and asking for a rib eye steak, rare. It will be several weeks till she can have solid food, but you can bet when she gets the go ahead there will be one whopping rare rib eye waiting for her!
There are not enough words to express the gratitude that I have for everyone that took the time to say a prayer for my Momma. Well done, ya'll!
P.S. When I printed off all the prayers and well wishes it was 3 pages and I took it to the hospital. Momma has it on her bedside table and has informed all of the nurses that she has people all over the world looking out for her! Thank ya'll SOOO much!!!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The Schedule

Well, I had thought I would take off on the 3 hour trip south tonight, but I kept finding more stuff that needed to be done, because although I plan to be back on Thursday, I wanted to take care of everything with a deadline through Friday just in case. Now it's 6:30 PM, and I haven't left the office yet, so I will just take off first thing in the morning. Mom's surgery is scheduled for 10:00 AM Central Time. It will probably take several hours, but I am taking my laptop to the hospital with me, I will post an update as soon as I know anything. I printed out a list of everyone's thoughts and prayers that were left to take and give to Mom. I'm sure this will really lift her spirits. She is in awe of the way the digital scrap community gives support to it's members. She has told everyone that people all over the world are praying for her, so she knows it's all going to be fine. Many, many thanks to those that took a few seconds to say a prayer or leave positive thoughts. It means more to us than you could ever know.
Great big Texas hugs,

Monday, February 9, 2009

Bright Eyes

The most fabulous Vicki P. has another freebie kit starting today! It's called "Bright Eyes" and you can pick up all the pieces every day this week right here
Password is: shades And once again, no thanks are needed, just say a prayer for my Momma.

Todays gift: expired

Remember? Say a prayer for my Momma
Hugs, Vicki

Sunday, February 8, 2009

My Blue Valentine QP

I managed to scrap this page using "My Blue Valentine" and made it into QP for ya'll. So now ya'll have an idea of what you can do with this out of the ordinary kit! I hope you like! Password is: tough And this time, if you download, no thanks are required, just say a prayer for my Momma.

Todays gift: expired
Remember? Say a prayer for my Momma.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Now I Need Something From Ya'll

If you are not even a semi-religious person you may want to pass on this post. I have a great faith in the power of prayer, and I am asking for your help. I just found out on Thursday that my Mom has colon cancer. She will have surgery 02/11/09. Please, please say a prayer for her. The power of prayer is an amazing thing. Matt the Brat was diagnosed with a brain tumor at the age of 8 months. I saw it for myself on the CT scan. I held him in my lap all night and prayed for my baby. The next day when they did the scan before his scheduled surgery, there was nothing there. The pediatric neurologist said that he had no explanation except that is was a miracle. Matt is about to celebrate his 30th birthday. Therefore, I KNOW that prayer works.
Please remember my Mom in your prayers. Her name is LaVerne, I need all the help I can get.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

My Blue Valentine Stuff

Today for your scrapping pleasure, I present the "My Blue Valentine" stuff to go with the papers from yesterday. Click on the images to zoom in and get a better idea of the detail. What I had in mind when I started this was to create something that you could use to scrap "lovey" guy pages without going overboard on the foo-foo. I made the first wood element, and then kinda' got carried away! In fact, there are a couple of things that I am still working on, they're just not quite right yet, if I can ever get them the way I want, we'll have an add-on! Heck, I might even go all the way and complete the alpha, I realized last night I had made almost half of the letters to create the word art. LOL! As usual, most items are on the large side, so you may scale to your preference. Does this bother anyone? I hate it when I find the perfect element but it is smaller than what I would like. You can go down, but not up! Password is: woody Anyway, I hope I accomplished what I set out out do, I would appreciate any feedback that ya'll care to submit.

Todays gifts: expired
What do we say?
Big hugs, Vicki

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

My Blue Valentine

There is such a plethora of red and pink in scrapland right now, I thought I would do a little something different. I bought some new toys from Kim B. and Atomic Cupcake, started playing around, and everything just came together into this "not your ordinary" Valentine kit. Today I have the papers for ya'll, and tomorrow we'll get woody! (hint, hint!) I think ya'll will like this one, I know I was extremely pleased with how the elements turned out. Sometimes I just amaze myself! ROTFL!!! Password is: blue I don't have the sucky preview done for the stuff yet, so I can't give ya'll a sneek peek, but be sure to come back tomorrow!

Todays gift: expired
What do we say?
Hugs, Vicki

Monday, February 2, 2009

I'm on a Roll Now!!!

Just a quick post to toot my own horn! The LO that I created with Vicki P.'s "Happy Days" kit (see January 13th post) was picked as Layout of the Week at DSO! Woo-hoo for me! First being published on Kim B.'s blog, and now LOTW, I am on a roll! I was so excited when I received the email from Lynn, I almost peed my pants! ROTFL!
Due to Vicki P.'s trip to the States for CHA, there is no kit release this week. I do have a little something in the works, I will try my best to get it finished up and to ya'll this week.
Until then, Happy Scrapping!
Vicki (who is once again doing the Happy Dance all over her blog)