Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Busy, busy, busy...

I am just barely keeping my head above water these days, I feel exactly like the little smiley with the shark nippin' at his butt! I did manage to create some LO's this weekend. First up is one I did for the DSO Scraplift challenge, it's a lot of fun, there is a really innovative LO to lift every month. This LO was created with "Moody Days" from Kim Broedelet, with the exception of the large vine, which is from Nicole Perry. I took this photo of Matt the Brat and Wyatt Mothers Day weekend. I am really proud of capturing this small moment in time. It just makes my heart sing!
Next up is a photo of myself and Lilly the same weekend. I created it using the posting bonus for the May Color Challenge from Kimbob. I call it "Princess Nana". Let me just say this...Lilly is a bossy little hussy and I am a sucker. She says "sit right here, Nana, you be a princess", and I sit and undergo untold humiliation. Shawna dared me to scrap and post this, so I say WTH, dignity is overrated, here we go! On another note, it just occured to me, Obama should assign Lilly to the terrorists at Guantonamo Bay, she could whup 'em into shape REAL quick!
As requested, I have posted Dial-Up links for the May CC kit.
Big hugs, Vicki

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Natural Beauty

Vicki Parker is sharing a new free kit this week called "Natural Beauty". It is available on her blog. Be sure and leave her some love if you download.
I'm still scrapping pictures from Mothers Day, this LO features another pic of Ms. Lilly in all of her coolness. Password is: cool

Today's gift: expired
Big hugs, Vicki

Monday, May 25, 2009

Color Me Happy

Vicki Parker's newest kit at ScrapThatIdea is named "Color Me Happy" and it is gorgeous! Pick it up right here for only three bucks!
For my LO, I scrapped a photo of my Momma that I took on Mothers Day. She is looking and feeling terrific!

Big hugs, Vicki

Sunday, May 24, 2009

So Sad...

Watch out, I'm climbing up on my soap box. I logged on today all happy and ready to share some more stuff and got a big 'ole smack in the face. Zip, nada, none as far as comments go. I'm going to say it one more time, the 2 seconds it takes you to say thank you for your download isn't a drop in the bucket compared to the time and money that it took me to provide it.
Now, we're 'gonna try this again. This QP was created with my May CC challenge kit.
Enjoy! Password is: hug

Today's gift: expired

Saturday, May 23, 2009


Hot diggitty dog, Kimbob has published another one of my LO's on her blog AND pimped my May Color Challenge kit to boot! See it right here. And on a Saturday too! I am so honored, I'm just having a real Depends moment right about now! The LO is the "Oh So Sweet" on the previous post. 'Scuse me while I go change my drawers...

Friday, May 22, 2009

Oh so sweet...

TGIF!!! Man, I need this long weekend in a bad way! The door is locked, there is a Miller Lite in the koozie and a smoke in the ashtray. AAAHHH!!! I feel better already! Now for a little catching up! Matt the Brat and My Girl Shawna are going away for Matt's birthday (yep, my baby turns 30 on Monday, sigh...), so I am pretty much on my own for this long weekend. I thought about hitting the casino, but it'll probably be VERY crowded, and I don't do crowds very well. Besides, I shouldn't be squandering Disney money. Have I mentioned that we are going to Disney World? With all of the drug violence in Mexico, we had already decided it wasn't the place to take the kiddos this summer. Then came the pork flu mess, so I'm glad we had already changed plans. We will be spending eight days at Disney World, so I know that poor ole Nana is going to need a vacation after the vacation! It should be a lot of fun, Wyatt's birthday is July 1st, and we have booked the birthday package and Character dinner at Chef Mickey for him. He and Lilly will also be hitting the Bibbodi-Bobbodi-Boutique that day. Lilly is scheduled for the full princess deal (how could you guess? LOL!) and Wyatt is getting the Prince treatment. Then...on the 2nd, Wyatt and I are going to Discovery Cove to swim with the dolphins! This is what I'm giving him for his birthday, and he is SOOO excited!
If any of ya'll have any Disney tips, fill me in!
Now, on to today's LO. I created this using Kim Broedelet's fabulous kit Antoinette. While we were at the lake for Mothers Day Bev taught Lilly the 'oh so sweet' pageant move. Not that she is in any pageants (she's too ornery), but it does make for a cute photo!

Ya'll have a super weekend!
Big hugs, Vicki

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

May CC Quick Page

I whupped up this LO from my May Color Challenge kit and made it into a QP for ya'll! I really liked the looks of this harlequin paper when I made it, but I was afraid it would be too busy when used on a page. I was pleasantly surprised at the resulting LO, I think it actually works pretty well! If you look really close, you can see that Bug's tongue almost touches her eyes! Too funny! Password is: lick
Today's gift: expired
What do we say?
Big hugs, Vicki

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Ahem...Another Kimbob LO!

Yes, dear blog readers, it's true...I have another LO published on Kim Broedelet's blog! Who knows, if Mr. MoJo sticks around I might one day snag the coveted 'guest CT spot'! Yeah, my dreams! In any case, I have been able to create some pretty darned good LO's with one of her latest kits "Moody Days". Go on, get it for yourself and see what fabulous LO's you can come up with! You know you want to! I shot this photo of my Daddy while we were at the lake Mothers Day weekend. Believe it or not, he was saying "Why do you always have that camera going? Stop that!" I don't care, it's still a great pic!

Let me know what ya'll think!

Big hugs, Vicki

May Color Challenge Kit!

I think I have the DSO May Color Challenge finished. Ya' never know though, sometimes they have a way of just taking on a life all of their own!
I read all of ya'll's suggestions, and tried to incorporate as many as I could. I really appreciate those that took the time to leave a comment. It does help to know what ya'll would like to see. These turned out to be pretty large files. If anyone has a problem, let me know and I can split them up. So now, without further ado, I give to ya'll my take on Kimbob's May swatch! Password is: ants
Today's gifts: expired
Big hugs, Vicki

Monday, May 18, 2009

Over the Moon

This week's new kit from Vicki Parker is called Over the Moon. It is just absolutely adorable, as you can see from the preview! My LO features Ms. Lilly reading to some of her stuffed pals.
Get it today for only $3.00!!!

Big hugs, Vicki

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Simplicity QP

Vicki Parker has a new free kit named "Simplicity" available on her blog. If you download, please leave her some lovin'. The situation regarding the lack of comments is bordering on the ridiculous. The other day she made a post saying that if she received a number of comments she would post a new free kit. There was ONLY ONE COMMENT MADE! This proves that the vast majority do not visit a blog to read the post, they only come to grab the freebie and run. Ya'll wouldn't believe the emails I get saying "4shared asked for a password and there isn't one". Hello?!?!? It's always in the post, just like this! Password is: simple

Today's gift: expired
MWAH! Vicki

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

QP from Toy Box kit

Here's the QP from Vicki P.'s new kit "Toy Box". I think I may be close to having Photoshop and the Wacom tablet getting along together. I downloaded and printed the 63 page manual that should be included with your purchase. I hope to have the May Color Challenge kit finished this week, it is shaping up nicely. Stay tuned...
Password is: fun
Today's gift: expired

What do we say?

MWAH! Vicki

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

New Toy Box Kit!

Vicki Parker's new kit at Scrap That Idea is a colorful, fun one called Toy Box. Pick it today for the amazing low price of only $3.00 and scrap some photos of your little ones! Today's LO features my SIL Bev's grandson Ryan. Yes, there will be a QP, check back tomorrow for it. For some reason ever since I plugged in my new Wacom tablet Photoshop is giving me fits. The magic wand and all of the pen and brush tools are acting all wonky. Maybe I should read the manual, no wait...there wasn't one! All it came with was a page that showed how to plug it in. That I could have figured out on my own. By 10:00 last night I was just about ready to chunk the whole mess out into the road and run over it with the truck.

I had a wonderful weekend, I hope ya'll did too. Momma is looking and feeling terrific! On Saturday we limited out on white bass, catching a total of 75. I had a blast, but got a little too much sun, despite having SPF 50 sunscreen on. Matt, Shawna, Wyatt and Lilly came down on Sunday and spent the day. I shot a ton of photos, now I need to work on some pages!
See ya'll tomorrow.
MWAH! Vicki

Friday, May 8, 2009

Try a Challenge!

Here's a QP that I made for the Great Exchange challenge @ DSO. Check it out right here. All you have to do is make a QP using the free kit from Andrea Dickinson Bee My Honey and post it. At the end of the month, you get all of the pages! Make one, get a bunch! So...if you would like to have this page, get to hoppin' on this fun challenge!

Big thanks for all of ya'll's suggestions about what to include in the May CC kit. Last night a burger, grill, picnic blanket, butterflies and flowers joined my lonesome watermelon! Maybe I will have it finished next week, most likely I will not get anything done this weekend as I am off to see my Momma and Daddy at the lake. I've got fishin' on my mind!
Everyone have a great weekend!
MWAH! Vicki

Thursday, May 7, 2009

I'm on a Roll Now!!!

Hot diggity dog!!! Kim B. published another LO of mine on her blog! That's TWO this week!When I started digital scrapping, the first blog that I found was Kim's. I was hooked from day one, and I've been a dedicated Kimbob junkie ever since! I created this page using her new kit "Moody Days". It's still 25% off, but hurry, it goes to full price tomorrow. Buy it here.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Puppy Love QP

Here's a QP for ya'll to scrap a photo of that furbaby in your life. Created with "Puppy Love" from Vicki Parker. You can see a preview of the full kit in the previous post. Password is: woof

Todays gift: expired
On another subject, I am attempting to work on the May Color Challenge kit. So far I have the solid papers done. I had thought about doing a picnic theme, so I made a watermelon, but now I am stumped! What would ya'll like to see? Come on, give me some ideas! Here's the swatch.MWAH!!! Vicki

Monday, May 4, 2009

Puppy Love and Darling Buds of May

Geeze, I am so far behind in my CT duties, so here's a daily double! First is an adorable kit that's a must have for any dog lover. Vicki P. has appropriately named it "Puppy Love". Get it right here. My LO features Bugs, my brother Steve's Boston Terrier.

Second is a colorful, happy kit, "Darling Buds of May" which is a free collab kit from Vicki Parker and DigiDesigns by Nicole. My LO features our own private door person, Lilly. Pick it up on Vicki's blog.

I will have QP's for ya'll later this week. I have been super busy, and to be honest, the sad lack of comments just doesn't exactly inspire me. There are a dozen ladies who ALWAYS have something to say when they download a gift, and my buds Eilajean and Carol are the only ones to have anything to say if there isn't a gift involved. I'm not getting up on the 'ole soapbox, I just felt like I needed to get it off my chest. You know how you look forward to checking on the blog and seeing that there is a gift for the day? Well, that's how I feel when ya'll have a little something to say! It just makes me all warm and fuzzy! LOL!
Ya'll have a great one!
MWAH! Vicki

Another Kimbob LO!

WooHoo!!! Kim posted another of my LO's on her blog! I know I've really created a good one when that happens! I kept that credit card hot on Saturday and got some great stuff. One of the kits I picked up was "Antoinette", the latest in the 'Friends' series from Kim Broedelet. You can get it for yourself @ 25% off right here. As soon as I saw it I started planning this LO in my head. This photo of Lilly was an experiment that turned out pretty darned good!

Friday, May 1, 2009

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