Sunday, March 22, 2009

An update on the Froggypond and a FREEBIE

Well, have been doing a little "quality checking" for Kristmess. I was her first CT, at Gottapixel, way back when. Then I decided to try my hand at designing, and had to leave her team. As I have a "little bit" of time, here and there, she was very gracious to offer me the opportunity to "work" (actually, have fun) with her again.
You can see the awesome Kristmess designs in the store.
I found some useful information about how to go about SELLING right here on my BLOG.When I get some down time, I am going to set this up so you can purchase my designs until I am able to get back into designing with a "real" site.
Dyanna and Cheryl, former owners of The Scrapping Garden, have opened a new store. YEAH YEAH YEAH. Go to to see the new store and gallery. Many of the designers from TSG have moved to Kiss ... it is definitely a site to check out.
As you know, I am preparing to market my home in a few weeks. I need to leave behind this huge house and move into a nice, cozy condo or townhouse. Since mom passed away, and my eldest son, Michael is "finally" able to move out on his own, I no longer need a 3 bedroom, two and a half bath house. I would much rather spend my spare time designing for you, rather than take care of house, pool, gardens, repairs ... well, you get the picture.
Today, my kids are all coming over, with a few of their friends, for a painting party. I have taken tomorrow off from work to finish, and probably "fix" mistakes the "kids" make today ... LOL.
In any event, check back here when you get the chance for more freebies, and insight into my life without design!
Here is a little QP freebie for you ... ENJOY.
Download link here

Sunday, March 8, 2009

QP FREEBIE ~ My Hearts Desire

Here is another QP for you, created using my kit My Hearts Desire. Hope you like it!
and here is my layout with the QP ...


Wednesday, March 4, 2009

I have left designing behind least for the time being. And, let me tell you, it was NOT an easy decision. Mom died on February 2, and March 1 was the anniversary of my Dad's passing. I have no siblings, and realized that I am IT! I am the "matriarch" of my family ... 2 sons, 1 daughter, and 1 granddaughter. It is almost terrifying; no longer have mommy and daddy to turn to. So, I rather impulsively decided to close my stores and step back from designing for a while. I need to clean out my house. I am putting it on the market in early Spring, hoping it will sell, and needing to purchase a condo for myself. Right now, I have a three bedroom, 2 and a half bath home, complete with inground pool, lots of lawns and gardens, and a huge driveway to clear in the winter. I am in upstate NY, and that can all be quite a hassle. I want a nice, two bedroom condo, where someone else takes care of all the outside maintenance, and all I have to do is have fun decorating the inside! Besides the daunting task of cleaning out mom's belongings, I also have "stuff" from my ex, two return visits from my lovely (adult) daughter, and still have my eldest son living with me, due to his past financial issues. So, as you can see, besides a basement and garage filled with the "stuff" from others, my plate is just FULL, FULL, FULL. I am really happy to see all the recent requests for me kits, though. So, I decided I am going to upload a few to FileSavr (no nasty viruses, yet), and offer them to my wonderful customers as FREEBIES. I hope you all enjoy them. Who knows what the future holds ... I may be back, full speed ahead, after my personal life has settled down a bit. Afterall, I am hoping that the "designer" is still lurking deep inside of me! Keep an eye on this blog for DOWNLOAD LINKS ... I actually have a kit in the making, and some completed recently, which I never offered for sale.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

My Heart's Desire ~ QP Freebie

I have a gift for you ... a quickpage created from my kit, MY HEART'S DESIRE. The full kit can be purchased at The Scrapping Garden, 20% off, till the end of the month.
And, here is my layout using the quickpage.This is my lovely niece, Kate, and her sweet daughter, Carolyn. I can't believe their close resembence!
Photobucket Here is your DOWNLOAD LINK

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentines Day ... AND ... a freebie!

I have not been around because my mom died February 2. Although she suffered from Alzheimers disease, she actually died rather suddenly. On Sunday, February 1, her body simply decided to "shut down"; 911 was called, she was unresponsive and eventually, became comatose. She passed painlessly and peacefully at 7:30 Monday morning. I joke that her body went to search for her mind, which was "lost" sometime ago! I am sure "she" is rejoicing her new life, in heaven, with God and all those who went "home" before her.
This photo was taken on Christmas day, 2008.
I am working on a gorgeous, vintage kit, to celebrate my mom. It is called 1923. You will definitely want to check back here, as well as my stores at TSG and Moo Two Designs, to watch for the preview and its release.
Now, for happier news!
This month at Moo Two Designs, you will find my kit, HEARTS AND FLOWERS, being offered as the Treasure Hunt, from February 15 to March 14. If you are not a member yet, head over to Moo Two, sign up at the site, and begin your search for this FREEBIE.
Here is the preview.
Now I have ANOTHER FREEBIE for you! I took part in the February color challenge at TSG. The result ... a mini kit in luscious, soft colors, including A Little Bitta Pink. Included are 5 papers and 15 elements.
If you are not already a TSG member, I strongly suggest you follow the link to the site, sign up, and take advantage of all the super challenges, freebies, and get to know the fun and dedicated administration, designers, CT, and members.
You will not regret it.
In the meantime, here is the DOWNLOAD LINK for A Little Bitta Pink! Looking forward to your comments on my gift for you.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Daily Download at The Scrapping Garden

I had such fun creating this month's daily download at The Scrapping Garden. If you are not already a member, you NEED to leap on over to the site NOW, sign up, and be able to get KiSSmet. Photobucket I am really proud of this kit, and even happier with the add-on Bonus mini. Photobucket I am having a promo this month at TSG, too. The bonus mini can be YOURS, if you spend $5.00 in my store at TSG, during the month of February. Head over to TSG to get all the information.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

What happened to January? and A FREEBIE for you!

Oh my gosh! Usually, January is such a long and dreary month, but this year it seems to have zipped by.
Speaking of "zipped". . . I have a few new kits, challenges and a freebie for you. They have all been "zipped" up and are ready for you NOW in my store at TSG.
First, April Sevigny and myself have completed our kit for the Grow Your Elements challenge. We host our chat on the second Tuesday of each month, 9pm EST, in The Scrapping Garden chat room.
We have designed a spectacular kit (if I do say so myself!) for February. It is called A Vintage Valentine, and is available for 50% off, right now, in TSG store. We would love to chat with you on February 10! BTW, there will be FREEBIES ... so you won't want to miss it.
This kit is packed with everything needed to create beautiful heritage pages for the one you love. It would also be appropriate to use for making your Valentine, Wedding, Shower and Birthday cards. Kit Includes:
16 papers 12x12, 300dpi JPG
5 solid cardstock
1 golden butterfly
1 lacy doily
1 fastener
1 ricrac
1 gel sticker
7 frames
1 elastic hanging heart element
3 bows
4 gem style photo corners
3 decorative page borders
2 chocolate hearts
1 piece of mesh
2 rows of decorative stitching
1 long-stemmed single rosebud
1 floral cluster
3 tags
1 piece of lace
3 crystal "words" of love
Photobucket Also, the Diggin' My Desktop challenge is up and ready to go for February!
I designed, My Heart's Desire, for your scrapping pleasure. You can purchase my kit, on sale for 20% off, to use for this challenge . . . or, feel free to use any kit of your choosing. If you post YOUR desktop for February in the challenge gallery, you will receive a coupon, from moi, at the end of the month. Just in time to purchase a kit for the March challenge ... (wink)
A lil' bit of a grungy, country look can be found in this kit ... gingham checks, floral clusters, parchment calendar (for February 1009), a bit of denim, cardboard and a touch of lace.
Kit Includes:
10 papers
2 gingham ribbon wraps
3 gems ... heart shaped, with golden edging
2 floral clusters
1 parrot
1 peacock
1 beaded staple
2 cardboard hearts, decorated ... perfect for tags or journaling
1 golden swirl embellishment
1 denim mat
2 photo frames
2 labels, parchment background with golden edges
2 satin bows
2 single flowers
1 crochet doily ... heart-shaped
1 straight ribbon
1 parchment calendar ...Feb 2009
Photobucket and here is the desktop I created for my own computer:
Photobucket Finally, I have a FREEBIE for you . . . desktops calendars for your very own 'puter. They are available in two sizes.
Here is the DOWNLOAD LINK. BTW, the download is through MediaFire, and recently I have been having some "issues" with that site. If you have any problems downloading, please email me: and put "download link problem" in the subject line. TY


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