Thursday, April 30, 2009

50% Off Sale!!!

All right ya'll, scrounge under those couch cushions and find some change, 'cause there's a 50% off sale at Scrap That Idea this Saturday!!! Use the coupon code at check-out for some super savings! All customers will be entered into a drawing for a $25.00 gift certificate!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Showers In Spring

There's a new freebie collab kit in town, and it can be yours this week just by visiting Vicki, Mel, and Stacey. It's called "Showers In Spring" and not only is it free, but it's FABULOUS! I really liked the net in Vicki P's part, it's something new and different. My LO is another photo from the day Wyatt showed Lilly how to use the water hose. BAD MISTAKE! He soon found out just how bad when he had to take refuge behind a boogie board to get out of the spray! Our girl is a fast learner! Password is: hose I left the rain drop overlay off of the QP, if you decide to add it you can just erase the parts you don't want over your photo.

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

Monday, April 27, 2009

I Love My Punk

The new kit in the Scrap That Idea store from Vicki Parker is "Punk Princess". It's on sale for a limited time for the super low price of $3.00, and if you haven't used your April coupon yet, you should, 'cause time is running out! Grab it here. My LO features Ms. Lilly in her tacky Barbie trucker hat. If that isn't a strange combo, I don't know what is!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Peek A Boo!

Vicki Parker has a freebie kit available on her blog named "George the Dragon". If you have a youngun' that's into knights and dragons it would be terrific. However, if you don't, you still ought to pick this one up, 'cause it can be used without the theme! Check out my LO! And because ya'll are so sweet, I made it into a QP for 'ya! Password is: boo

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

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

April CC Leftovers

I finally got the April Leftovers packed up for ya'll! It's a good thing, too. It's been so long things were beginning to get smelly! I wouldn't have got it done if a certain somebody from Montana had her way, she kept enticing me to go to Yoville with her! Nope, I'm not falling down that black hole just yet, I stay far enough behind as it is! LOL! There were numerous requests for the stained newspaper, so I wrapped up the leftovers in it. Password is: smell

Todays smelly gift: expired
MWAH! Vicki

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Bikini Babe!

I absolutely LOVE this first photo of Ms. Lilly. To me it shouts pure joy! In the second one with the hose the intense concentration on her face is just too funny! I've been doing some of the challenges over at DSO to try and get out of my rut. If you've never been there, you need to go check it out. It is a terrific place to hang out, meet fabulous people and just have fun!
The first LO is for the 'Scraplift" challenge. This month the LO to lift from was a stunner from Livia Y. I used the "An Ordinary Day" kit from Kimbob to create my page. The alpha is from Stacey Towers. I love, love LOVE the way this page turned out!
The second LO is for the 'Finishing Touch' challenge. Ya'll are 'gonna get a kick out of this one! The idea here is to take the monthly basic QP (just paper and frame, no elements) and add stuff to make it your own. Good golly Gertie, I thought QP's were supposed to be QUICK!!! I spent well over an hour on this one! I am really pleased at the final result, though.
Credits for 'Fun" page: QP-Livia Y, string hanger-Ziggle Designs, charm alpha-ManuB Designs, ladybug-Vicki Parker, circle border-Mel Haines, notepaper, staples & glass pebbles-Gunhild. Flowers are mine.
I swear that tonight I'm 'gonna get the Leftovers preview done so that ya'll can have it tomorrow!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Flutterby Flowers QP

Vicki Parker's new kit in the store this week is a fun, colorul one called "Flutterby Flowers". It's on sale for a limited time for the cool price of only $3.00! If you haven't used the coupon code this month, now's the time! Grab it for yourself right here.
Ms. Lilly has started doing the dreaded "cheese grin" everytime she sees the camera!
What else could the password be? LOL!!! Password is: cheese
Todays gift: expired
Big hugs, Vicki

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Weekend Surprise!

Ah-Ha!!! I caught ya'll didn't I! LOL! Today we have a rare weekend post, what is probably the last of the Easter pages. I'm 'gonna pack up those yummy leftovers tonight, so be sure and check back Monday. This LO was created with my April CC kit, Lilly had this expression on her face everytime she opened one of the plastic eggs and found candy! Password is: WOW
BTW...ya'll feel free to leave a comment suggesting something you would like to see! I'll do my best! You know what they say about us Southern girls, we aim to please!
Todays gift: expired
Have a great weekend!
MWAH! Vicki

Friday, April 17, 2009

Jurassic Jungle QP

Sorry for neglecting ya'll, things are just TOOO hairy around here this week. Today I give to you the QP from "Jurassic Jungle". If you haven't used the 20% off coupon yet, now would be a good time to git on over to Scrap That Idea here! Password is: big
There have been a couple of requests for the newspaper that I used in the "Coloring Eggs" layout. I will get all of the odds and ends together this weekend for the infamous "Leftovers". LOL!!!!
Todays gift: expired
MWAH!!! Vicki

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Another Easter Page!

A little background on this page...I was goofing around in PhotoShop Sunday morning while I was waiting for the ham to bake and I got the idea for this stained newspaper. We have always spread out newspapers on the table before coloring the eggs, I think that's pretty much a universal thing. And by the time you are through, you end up with this drippy, soggy, rainbow colored mess, but it sure beats the heck out of ruining the dining room table! So anyway, I made the paper and the word art, then decided that since the ham wasn't done yet that I would go ahead and make a QP. Woo-hoo! I was feeling pretty smug, thinking that as soon as I got the egg coloring pics from Shawna that I could just pop them in! See, I hadn't went over for the dye extravaganza this year, her sister was down with her three kids, so she had a housefull of kids, and I decided to pass. BAD IDEA! ARGH!!!! Nobody took any pictures!
By golly, I spent all of that time on this page and dang it, I was bound and determined to use it! So I rooted around and came up with these pics from 2007 and happy Nana! Password is: homey
P.S. I told ya'll we had some homey looking eggs! ROTFLMAO!!!
What did your Mama teach you to say?
Big hugs, Vicki

Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter QP

Here's a page for ya'll made with my April CC kit. Both Wyatt and Lilly had so many eggs that they had to have two baskets each! This is one of the few pics I got of Wyatt, he was just all over the place and Nana couldn't keep up! Password is: too many
Oh, I had a long phone visit with Mom yesterday. She is doing absolutely wonderful, and Daddy is taking very good care of her. He is stuffing her with Blue Bell (which is THE premier ice cream in Texas, from the little creamery in Brenham, none of that funny foreign sounding stuff for us!) and she has almost gained all of her weight back. Her fave flavor is Banana Puddin'.
Remember your manners!
Big hugs, Vicki

Jurassic Jungle

Vicki Parker's new kit in the store is a fun boy kit called "Jurassic Jungle". It's SOOO cute, and you can use the handy discount coupon on the left to SAVE MONEY! Get it for yourself right here. Here's a full preview and a LO that I created with it featuring Mr. GQ himself, Wyatt!
Sorry, no QP from this one today, I had a totally Easter fried brain by last night, and I just flat out forgot to make it into a QP. I'll have it for ya'll later this week. You might want to check back later today, I have a couple of Easter pages, I just haven't uploaded to 4shared yet!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Happy Easter, Ya'll! (and oh yeah, the rest of the April Stuff!)

Hi ya'll! I'm sitting here having a drink and a smoke after spending 2-1/2 hours (and a hundred bucks) in Hellmart to make two danged Easter baskets. I swear, next year I'm 'gonna just grab some of those cheesy premade baskets! Nah, I just can't bring myself to do that for my grands , although for some reason all little kids seem to think they are the BEST! I hope everyone has a terrific Easter, and here is the rest of the April CC kit to help scrap all of those photos that I know you're 'gonna take! Password is: eggs
Also, I broke down and bought some vectors to redo the homey looking eggs. I think the borders look mucho better with these new spiffy eggs!

Todays gifts: expired
Big hugs, Vicki

Thursday, April 9, 2009

New Easter Dress

Quick post to let ya'll know I haven't forgotten about 'ya, I'm just running around like a chicken with it's head cut off! I have piles of quarterly reports to be done, March 31 was the end of our fiscal year, so I need to be working on wrapping up that, I have had meetings out the wazoo, and on top of everything, Mel has been out for two days with a sick baby.
Last night was the board meeting for the Humane Society, so I didn't get home till late. I think if I could have a few 36 hour days maybe I could get my head above water!
I hope that today I can get home at a decent hour and finish up the April CC Stuff. The only thing I have accomplished scrapwise this week is this LO of Ms. Lilly in her new Easter dress. This is one of the photos I took last weekend. It was perfect for Mel Chynoweth's free Flitter Flutter kit, and this LO is available as a QP if you participate in the Great Exchange at DSO. HERE
It's a terrific challenge, you contribute one QP, and at the end of the month you receive everyone's pages!

Big hugs, Vicki

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Al Fresco QP

Here's the promised QP from Vicki Parker's fabulous new kit, "Al Fresco". And I also have a special offer for ya'll. During the month of April, use the special coupon shown below to get 20% off ! One use per person, so load that cart up and SAVE MONEY!!! If you will look the left, I have installed a clickable coupon to whisk you off to the store!
Password is: spring

Todays gift: expired
Big hugs, Vicki

Monday, April 6, 2009

April Color Challenge Borders

Well, I've got to tell ya'll, the "Stuff" just isn't coming as easy to me as it did last month! I started off in one direction, then changed my mind, so at the moment I have a big hodge-podge to sort out. I did mange to get enough together to make two borders. I'm not particularly fond of the eggs, but I got tired of messing with them. They are 'kinda homey looking, but then the eggs that Wyatt and I dye are usually "different" looking, so let's just say I was going for more of a 'real' appearance! LOL! Password is: homey
Shawna and I took some photos (okay, a LOT of photos) Sunday, and she took the April Stuff for a test drive and made these 4 x 6 postcards and had them printed out at Hellmart. The Easter word art will be included in the "Stuff".
Todays gift: expired
Big Hugs, Vicki

Al Fresco Kit

Vicki Parker has a new kit in her store at Scrap That Idea. Called "Al Fresco", it's a gorgeous spring kit, just the thing to perk up your LO's. You can pick it up right here for the teeny tiny price of 0nly $3.00 for a limited time! Check out the full preview and my LO of Miss Lilly to get an idea of what you can create with this wonderful kit! Pssttt...use the coupon code STI-BUBBLES-8302 and get 20% off of a minimum $3.00 purchase!
I forgot that I could make a QP with this kit! Thanks, Vicki for reminding me!
Ya'll check back tomorrow and I'll have it for 'ya.

Big hugs, Vicki

Saturday, April 4, 2009

April Color Challenge Papers

Boy howdy, Kim B. sure did a 180 with this month's swatch! These are the papers that I have finished, I am now working on the Stuff and the borders.

The "Make That Tail Wag" Humane Society fundraiser was today and both the high school cheerleaders and the student council volunteers bailed on us at 6:00 PM last night. The sorority girls that were supposed to show up here at the store are lost somewhere in LaLa Land, so basically NO ONE else did what they were supposed to do today, except for me, the ever faithful Bubbles. LOL!!! However, I draw the line at standing outside wiggling my butt and asking for money, so our location didn't do so well. I just put a bucket and a sign out and said "say la vee". The grand total collected was $34.00, which is really sad, as that is only about a third of the cost to spay/neuter one animal.

Enough of my whining, back to the good stuff! My brain is fried, so for lack of a better one the password is: april
I split the download, as they are pretty big files, if anyone has a problem, let me know.
And hey, has anyone noticed that the previews aren't nearly so sucky as usual? LOL!

Todays gifts: expired
Big Texas hugs, Vicki

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Bundle of Joy

I created this LO using my March CC kit for the Lyric Challenge at DSO. It's hard to believe that Lilly was so tiny just a short time ago. She called me on the phone last night (Matt helped her dial). She rattled on for a minute, and I couldn't understand a word till the end, "Luh you, Nana".
Password is: tiny
Todays gift: expired
Big Hugs, Vicki

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Breakfast in Bed

Fast post here of the LO I created with the new Mega Collab kit "Bollywood" from all the gals at Scrap That Idea. If you like bright colors, then this kit is a must have for you! Scrounge up four bucks, then run over and pick it up right here. Oh, and did I mention that there is also a coupon good for 20% off your next purchase. How cool is that?!?!
I have been needing to scrap these pics for a while (heck, Wyatt's almost nine!) and although the colors in the photos really clashed with the kit, I thought the 'star' theme would be a good fit. Sooo...a little fiddling in Photoshop and works! Let me know what ya'll think!

Big Texas Hug, Vicki