Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Berry Sweet

Many apologies, Vicki, I am SOOO late with this post! Vicki Parker has a new kit in her store at Scrap That Idea. Named "Berry Sweet" and created with blues, greens and a splash of red, it's a really versatile kit, you will be glad you added it to your stash! If you check her blog, you will find the oh so cute cluster frame. Be sure to leave her some lovin' if you get it!
Password is: puppy
Here's the LO I created with it, Lilly was in love with the giant puppies at the hotel in Disney. I have the corresponding QP for ya'll to give you a berry sweet taste of this cute kit!

Today's gift: expired
What do we say?
Big hugs, Vicki
P.S. I'm going to have to start clearing out 4shared, I will start with the oldest first, but if there is anything ya'll want, download now!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

More Toof Fairy LO's

Ole Mr. Mojo is still playing hide and seek around my house, I'll be just zipping along working on a page, then BOOM! I have no idea what to do next. I did manage to finish these two, but I'll never tell how long it took! LOL!!! Created with "Toof Fairy" from KimB Designs and GS Creations. Even though it has now went to full price, it's still a bargain for such a humongous kit.
These LO's feature some of the many photos from Disney. First up is one of Matt while we were waiting for Lilly at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. Those fairy godmothers are a persistant bunch! This one insisted that Matt needed to be given the wand treatment (although we all know he is already a Prince Charming in disguise).
Second LO is of Wyatt and Lilly after their appointments in front of the castle.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo!

Here's a LO that I created of Lilly's appointment at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. I sweated over this one for FIVE HOURS!!! Not for lack of good photos or a gorgeous kit, it was just that sorry Mr. Mojo playing hide and seek. I'm pretty proud of the end result, though.
This is one of the things that I can highly recommend if you are going to Disneyworld. Lilly is only 2-1/2, but she sat there entranced while the 'fairy godmothers' did her hair and nails. It's not only for little girls, they also do a "Prince Charming" for your little dudes, that's what Wyatt got. Why, I even have a couple of photos of Matt getting hijacked by a fairy godmother and being 'wanded'!!! I'm 'gonna try and work on those next.
I used the absolutely gawgeous new kit by Kim Broedelet and her sister Gaye (GS Creations) called "Toof Fairy". It is cram packed with amazing hand drawn elements, magical papers and word art! As you can see, it's not only for lost teeth photos. You can pick it up for yourself right here. If you hurry, you can get the whole bundle for 35% off! That's right, only $5.53 for a kit that I guarantee you will use over and over! Not only that, but if you root around on the blogs a little bit you may just find some awesome add-ons!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Uptown Girls QP

I'm a little late, but I have to tell ya'll about the newest gifty collab kit from Vicki Parker and Mel Haines. Named "Uptown Girls", it's just the thing to scrap your girlfriend photos. Be sure to pick up all the pieces on their blogs this week, and leave them some loving for being so generous. I just love the little umbrella drink and the fun colors! As I told Vicki, I had to search for a girls night out photo that could be made public! LOL!!! I came up with this one from when I took my Mom to see the Temptations. Password is: fun
Just a few more things,
1. Thanks for all of the support ya'll have shown me. I really do appreciate it.
2. Don't forget about the DSO CT call. It will be closing soon, so get your applications in!
3. I would love to have some suggestions for the July Color Challenge!

Today's gift: expired
What do we say?
Big hugs, Vicki

Monday, July 20, 2009

Old McDonald

Vicki Parker has a new kit at Scrap That Idea called "Old McDonald". If you hurry, you can pick it up for only $3.00! It's absolutely adorable! My LO features my Dad and his garden right before it became the local deer buffet. Of course, the password is: deer
Hey, if any of ya'll have any suggestions for the July Color Challenge kit, I'm all ears!

Today's gift: expired
Big hugs, Vicki

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Extreme Apologies!

To all my loyal blog readers...not an excuse by any means, but an explanation. Sometimes real life just gets in the way. It sucks, but it's true. First I take a ten day vacation, knowing full well what I'm 'gonna have to deal with when I get back. Let's just say it exceeded my expectations and leave it at that, okay? Then I am having to deal with all kinds of drama from our other store on top of trying to catch up and fix everything. THEN...Mel takes her vacation! AARRGGHH!!! I got the sales tax done Friday with only ten minutes to spare. Hmmm...now I only have the quarterly reports left to do. Add in that I was elected treasurer of the Humane Society right before I left on vacation and am now responsible for cleaning up that mess. Throw in two temps who know squat, and it's just about perfect. I am fielding calls from telemarketers and all kinds of bozos. MELISSA, where are you!!! Please come back! I miss you!!!!
But WAIT!!! There's MORE!!! Now I am sitting here with 1400 photo's of the Disney Extravaganza, (yep, that's right, 1400, 'gotta love that continuous mode), the July Color Challenge to do, umpteen CT duties to fulfill, and that sorry so & so Mr. MoJo decides to take a hike. Don't get me wrong, I have still been able to create a few LO's, it just took me FIVE hours to do ONE! (Like I have the time to spare!) Ya'll just hang in here with me, it'll all be fine. (keep repeating to self).

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Wyatt's Birthday

Here's a couple of LO's of Wyatt's day at Discovery Cove. We spent his birthday at Magic Kingdom. My birthday gift to him was a day at Discovery Cove and a dolphin swim, and just he and I went the day after his actual birthday. He knew he was going to get to swim with a dolphin, but he didn't know that I had arranged a special birthday surprise! Towards the end of our dolphin experience, the trainer asked for a volunteer for one last trick. He picked Wyatt, and showed him the signal to give. Capricorn (the dolphin) swam off and came back with a personalized bouy for Wyatt, then posed with Wyatt for more pictures. Needless to say, I had one happy little birthday boy!
The second LO showcases some shots of Wyatt snorkeling with the tropical fish and stingrays. He probably spent as much time above water as under, because he kept popping up and hollering "Look, Nana!"
These pages were created with "Unda Da Sea" from Kim Broedelet.
I know it's been a while since I've had a gifty for ya'll, I'm 'gonna see what I can scrounge up!

Monday, July 13, 2009

American Graffiti and a Wild Ride!

Vicki Parker's newest kit at Scrap That Idea is a fun and different offering named "American Graffiti" . Have any teenagers to scrap? This would be terrific! No teens? No problem! It was perfect for my Aerosmith Rock 'N' Roller Coaster photo. Matt conned me into getting on it. After it was over we had to pry my fingers off of the safety bar. The fact that this ride is sponsored by Hanes Underwear should have given me a clue.
Pick up American Graffiti for only $3.00 through 07/14/09!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Just a Few Random LO's

I'm so excited, I just have to share these LO's with ya'll. The first one was created with Kim Broedelet's "Unda the Sea" kit This photo is of my dolphin experience this year.

Now, don't ya'll laugh, this is my first try at an artsy-fartsy type LO. I shot this pic of Wyatt and Lilly in Pensacola. I REALLY like the way it turned out. Sometimes I get really lucky!!!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Get Happy QP

All of the gals at Scrap That Idea got together and came up with this wonderful new collab kit for your scrapping pleasure! It's aptly named "Get Happy" and trust me, it is absolutely FABULOUS! You can snag this mega kit for the amazing low price of only $4.00! What are ya'll waiting for? Here's a taste of what you can do with it, and yep, I umh, 'kinda went overboard with the clustering, but I swear, I couldn't help myself, this LO just took on a life all it's own!
Password is: cool

Today's gifty: expired
What did Momma teach you to say?
Big hugs, Vicki

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Sweet Nothings QP

I'm trying to play catch up here, I am so far behind! Vicki Parker released the "Sweet Nothings" kit while I was gone, but I already had my LO done, I'm just a wee bit late in posting it here. If any of ya'll have an obsession with pink like me, you need to RUN to the Scrap That Idea store and put this one in your cart! Password is: cheesecake And yep, this one has space for 4 photos, unusual for me! Be sure to tune in tomorrow to "Get Happy"!
Don't forget to apply for the DSO Creative Team, what could be more wonderful than having access to all of the wonderful designers there for FREE?!?!?!
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Today's gift: expired
What do we say?
Big hugs, Vicki

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

I'm Baacckk!!! And the cat's outta the bag!

Well, if ya'll follow DSO (and if you don't, WHY NOT?!?!?!) you probably already know the big news. The official announcement was made while I was otherwise occupied at Disneyworld. (More about that later!) DSO (only the greatest digi-scrapping place on the 'net) is putting together a store Creative Team. Now that's pretty exciting news in itself, but here's why I'm REALLY PUMPED! I have been invited to join DSO as the CT assistant manager! WOO-HOO!!! I had a really hard time keeping my lips zipped on this one! So...what are ya'll waiting for? Come on and apply! I look forward to seeing your submissions!

DSO is looking for a few TALENTED scrappers and hybrid crafters to showcase our products!
Potential CT persons should have a love of scrapbooking, be fun, friendly, and willing to work with a variety of design styles!
2 Layouts or 1 Hybrid project Per Kit posted to DSOs gallery, Your or Our Blog, and 2 other galleries of your choice
You pick and choose what to work with!
Minimum of 2 kits used per month!
CT members get all product used for ct purposes FREE.
Have access to some pre-release items!
CT of the MONTH will win a GC to the DSO Store which is valid on anything sold at DSO. (Even items NOT currently available as "free to CT"!!)
Lots of LOVE and ooo’s and ahhh’s from the DSO Design Team!
If you would like to apply please send a brief bio, a link to you most complete gallery, and a list of other commitments you currently have to