Saturday, June 30, 2007

Blog Coupon Code!!

As an added bonus for all of my Blog readers use the following code to get an addtional 25% off all my products which are already on sale for 40% off! This applies only to my store at DigiScrapCentral!!


Thursday, June 28, 2007

I hope I don't jinx it

Well I have been taking a ProBio Enzyme vitamin thingy - horsepill is what I call them lol. I've been taking them for the past three days, maybe four don't remember honestly right now, just one a day. I was desperate after nearly two weeks of pain, intermittent nausea, feeling like Freddy Krueger was trying to claw his way out of my stomach and exhaustion I figured what the heck ya know? Today I woke up kinda feeling icky still as well as tired but right now I feel better. I have actually been in front of the computer for a straight hour and a half or so and I might just open up my art programs. First time in three days. I still won't push it though because I was feeling better last week and I did 4 loads of laundry and a bunch of cleaning and woke up the next morning feeling really bad so I am taking it easy this time. No pushing it until I am back to 100%. This is not easy for me, I am one of those who always goes goes goes, lifting 80 lb bags of salt or 30 lbs of tile, move whole entertainment centers, tv's beds etc by myself but these last two weeks have been murder not only on my body but on my spirit. I am not going to grow old gracefully. I will be going kicking and screaming the whole way lol. I have admitted that I am getting older, I'm 40 now and my body is changing, it's undeniable and not preventable HOWEVER that doesn't mean I have to give in and help it become decrepit. Once I feel better I will be going at it even harder than before, like the working world where ya have to be twice as good just to be considered equal, you have to be twice as fit to be "normal" (for lack of a better term - metal pause ya know lol)

Anyway, I have alot to work on now, we have a grab bag coming at HODS and I will be having my first sale over at Moo Two so I have to really get my butt in gear and make some wonderful items for all of you nice people ;)Here's one of my new items available now at both HODS and Moo Two:

There's more to come but since some will be in my grab bag, I can't really tell you what they are now can I?

Don't forget to stop by my store at DSC and take advantage of the 40% off sale going on there. Grab my coupon code at the top of my blog and get an ADDITIONAL 25% OFF! This sale is over Saturday night so HURRY!!

And before I forget, check out this wonderful LO Tracy created for me with my kits.

Isn't she just awesome?!!

OK going to go now and see what I can get done!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Chuckle Alert heee hee

I have seen these before, but some of them are soooo true so I thought I would pass the giggles along ;) Enjoy!


Only in America drugstores make the sick walk all the way to the back of the store to get their prescriptions while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front.

Only in America people order double cheeseburgers, large fries, and a diet coke.

Only in America banks leave both doors open and then chain the pens to the counters.

Only in America we leave cars worth thousands of dollars in the driveway and put our useless junk in the garage.

Only in America we buy hot dogs in packages of ten and buns in packages of eight.

Only in America they have drive-up ATM machines with Braille lettering.

Why the sun lightens our hair, but darkens our skin ?

Why women can't put on mascara with their mouth closed? !

Why don't you ever see the headline "Psychic Wins Lottery"?

Why is "abbreviated" such a long word?

Why is it that doctors call what they do "practice"?

Why is lemon juice made with artificial flavor, and dishwashing liquid made with real lemons?

Why is the man who invests all your money called a broker?

Why is the time of day with the slowest traffic called rush hour?
Why isn't there mouse-flavored cat food?

Why didn't Noah swat those two mosquitoes?

Why do they sterilize the needle for lethal injections?

You know that indestructible black box that is used on airplanes? Why don't they make the whole plane out of that stuff?!

Why don't sheep shrink when it rains?

Why are they called apartments when they are all stuck together?

If con is the opposite of pro, is Congress the opposite of progress?

If flying is so safe, why do they call the airport the terminal?

Just one more off the top of my head:

Why do we park in the driveway and drive on the parkway?

I know there are more but I am braindead right now (Mentalpause is just so cruel lol)

Get Wet - The Elements

OK so I went all the way to the Doctor's office only to find out that they scheduled it for NEXT Tuesday. ARGH. So there ya go, just to prove my point this whole month of June that I paid for and NO INSURANCE used. Anyway, no reason to make everyone else miserable so I thought I would give you this last piece of the mini-kit!

Get Wet - The Elements is this download. Now the elements are shown in full size, just the way they will be when you place them on a 12 X 12 LO at 300 DPI. I did them larger for two reasons. One, it makes it easier if you want to thread them with ribbon and two, I thought the drops would be cool to put a few smaller photos in. It's easier to scale them down without loosing their sharpness than to make them larger. Also, I missed one element in the preview. There is a blue and white stripped curled ribbon included. Please do NOT SHARE this file but send people here to my blog to download instead. Also, remember a little bit of love goes a long way and it's just good manners ;) Click on the image to download if you would like these elements.

A little busy today

Well, I finally have a doctor's appointment for the boys. Thank God! It took long enough. The insurance kicked in June 1st but by the time you go through all the hoops and get an appointment set up... here we are the 26th of June. But at least they have their appointment and I can get the ball rolling.

Which brings me to another point. (I know you're thinking ut oh here she goes lol) Seriously though think about it. You pay for Medical Insurance - ahead of time . So in May your pay for June. Whether your payment is $20 or $200 or $600 a month, it doesn't matter really to prove my point. But for the sake of argument and round numbers let's just say you pay $100 a month for insurance. You make the payment in May for June insurance. (This applies to people just starting coverage or getting new coverage etc) Now you need to wait for your insurance cards and most people I have seen, they don't get them until after the "covered" month has begun. So now you're out what? A week, maybe two all depending. Now, you need to call the doctor to make an appointment but they are always out at least a week, usually two or three depending on the doctor. And to keep track now we are at least two weeks into our "covered" and PAID FOR month. Then, GOD FORBID you are like me and have a plan where you can't get to the doctor you need because FIRST you must go to your primary doctor. Now you can add AT LEAST two weeks. By the time you get your card, make the appointment, make the second appointment and get to the Doctor you really needed in the first place you are well over a month. Now my point is - and I will need to back track now - you have PAID for the month of June and probably not gotten your cards and your appointment until - like me - the end of June. Nearly 4 weeks into the insurance before I can get anything done for my boys. Now you may very well say, yeah well you have insurance and technically you are getting to use it for June. Ok fine, I will give you that, but think about this. The only reason why I got it so fast is because I am tenacious. If someone doesn't return my phone call I call again - within reason I give about 24 hours in-between calls but I will continue to call until I get what I need. So now, here are these huge Medical Insurance guys charging Joe Schmo $100 for a month that he pretty much can't even use. Hmmmm..... now let's just multiply that by 1,000 people.....see where I am going with this? That's $100,000 they have collected for insurance, they don't give out. And that is only for 1,000 people, you know there are way more than that. I think that at the very least they should charge only half the regular monthly fee because they know full well that they will most likely not be giving out anything in insurance claims the first month of coverage. Most of the time they don't cover pre-existing conditions either, so if you are getting coverage for a specific reason - forget it. Unless you have been able to be diagnosed somewhere else and are going to start over with a new doctor and play it off like you don't already know what is wrong. Of course, my main thing is to have coverage for the boys, medical dental etc., The boys are hardly every sick (Thank God) but you just never know and my youngest DS has allergies and they are both ADHD so I need regular check-ups for those conditions. Me, I don't have insurance, I could use it but I don't have it and I refuse to do the welfare thing, not happening. So I pay for my Doctor and my medication. I can't get done what I need to because I can't up the $5,000 they want just to set me up, so instead I'll just wait until either they have no choice but to take care of me (which is how I got my appendix and gall bladder removed) Sigh, we really need to do something about the medical insurance in this country. Almost time to go. Catcha later ;)

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Get Wet again!

OK I made a mini-kit out of this, I was having fun lol. I really love the blue and white stripes always reminds me of the beach or a beach house, not sure why. Maybe because it is kind of a nautical thing. Anyway here are the papers today. I made one preview for the whole kit. PLEASE DO NOT SHARE these files with anyone but send them here to my blog to download. Also, please leave me a little love. It's always appreciated ;), besides, it's just good manners. You should know the drill, click on the image and your download will begin. Enjoy!

Friday, June 22, 2007

Freebie For you!

Just a little Quickpage I made in honor of Summertime here in the States. Rumor has it I might be offering up a few more freebies over the next week or so ;)

Remember the rules please. No sharing, if someone would like this, please send them here to my blog to download it. Also, please remember to leave some love as it helps increase the freebies and is just nice manners ;)

Just click on the image to start your download ;)

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Yes - it's an OT rant

Kind of. Well I guess you could call it a rant. We'll see when it's done. LOL.

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketI need to tell you this story in order to tell you my point. Sorry LOL. When I was young, I was in and out of the hospital literally every other month. I had severe asthma when I was young. Oxygen tents, IV, heck I flatlined twice (explains alot now doesn't it? LMAO) At the end of one of my bi-monthly visits I remember there was another little girl down the hall from me who always looked so sad. Somehow she had gotten burned and had her leg and arm and part of her face bandaged up. Since I was frequently at this hospital, I knew alot of the nurses and what not and once my oxygen tent was removed I was allowed to move about freely. So I went and saw this little girl but she wouldn't talk to me, she would just smile as I acted goofy. Finally I asked her if she would like to go for a ride. I had snagged one of the small wagons from the toy room and she climbed in, still not saying a word but giggling. I pulled her out of the room and started up the hall when she spotted the water fountain. She pointed and I steered. She gripped the side of it and pulled herself up and started drinking and that was when I heard someone yell. Being around 7 myself I freaked and turned around to see about 5 nurses and orderlies running at us. I plastered myself up against the wall because I didn't know what was going on except that suddenly all these people were there yelling and gasping and reaching for this little girl. I couldn't get far enough into the wall to disappear so at the first shot of freedom I ran to my room and I cried. A little while later one of my favorite nurses (I feel so bad I can't remember her name or her face anymore just that she was sweet and had brown hair) came in and told me that I had done nothing wrong and I shouldn't cry. She explained that the little girl could have gotten hurt worse and that was when my Mother came in. My Mom asked what had happened and the nurse started explaining it to her but before she was done I got shot the insane look along with a spatter of "What the hell is wrong with you, you should know better than that!" And I started crying all over again. The nurse shot her a dirty look then leaned in to cover me and fix my IV and before she left she whispered in my ear that that had been the first time she had seen the other little girl smile in the month she had been there and that she was all right.

Now for the reason I told you that story LOL. Anyway, there are lots of kids where I live, mostly little ones because the apartments I live in cater mostly to those who are in "Buyer's Limbo" as I call it. They have sold their houses and are either waiting for their new house to be finished or for the current occupants to finish vacating the premises. There are a couple of small children who scream their lungs out periodically, mostly because apparently that is how they get their attention. The typical speaking or yanking on Mom's shorts apparently does not get the requested response quickly enough but that blood curdling, seeking out my spine and shooting straight up into my cerebral cortex scream works just fine. (insert rolling eye emoticon here) There is one child in particular that lives right behind me I would say he is maybe 2. Almost everyday this child is out on the balcony BY HIMSELF Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucketand all he does is say hello to everyone who goes by. Adorable child really, very friendly and cute as a button. So when I go outside his radar kicks in and he looks right up at me and starts with the wave and "Hi!, hi, hi!" with the bottle hanging out of his mouth. LOL Really, it is very cute. So like I said this child is all of about two and last week he was on the patio, by himself and knocked over a plant. No big deal right? A little bit of a mess, it's concrete, you grab a broom and sweep it up or even just off the side of the patio (they are on the first floor) but no not this "woman" She comes barreling out of the house about 2 or 3 minutes later screaming like someone just murdered her dog and there is this child with the bottle hanging out of his face crying. He had been crying already cause the boom scared him when the pot hit but now she was flipping out on him. All I could think of was when I was little (and I was around 7 at that time) and how scared I was. I know the circumstances were a little different, but still, it reminded me.

Kids have accidents - kids are SUPPOSED to have accidents. If everything were perfect, they would never learn anything. But how bad is it? You can clean up dirt, you can even clean up spilled juice, ketchup, you can sew a ripped sleeve or pant leg, you can even buy that leather looking stuff if your sofa or car seat gets torn. Have you seen that new commercial where the kid is shaking the soda and the top pops off and hits the Mom in his head and sprays soda all over her? She starts to yell then shoots water at him with the sink spray hose? That is sooooo funny and true. All that mess can be cleaned up. They will still remember next time to not shake the bottle so why make them feel bad about an accident. You can tell there was not intent on the kids face, he just wasn't thinking. So hypotetically, if the commercial were real, the child will still remember what happens when you shake the soda bottle but he will also remember how his Mom handled it, and he will also learn forgiveness. I think that's a fair trade off for a little mess, don't you?

OK Good news it is!

Well, aside from really having to fight off my Crohns and lousy stomach this week, I have some GOOD news! I applied for and got a Design position at MOO TWO Designs! I am so happy to be there. It's such a fun site and I love that little cow lol. Anyway I am working on getting my store stocked up there so look for me soon ok? For now I can be found haunting the forum and the gallery there ;). Ambowife has been busy posting her new layouts there for me so be sure to check her gallery and leave her some love ok? This is her newest one using my Free to Fly kit (available currently at HODS) and the fan from my Alex's Asian kit (currently only available at Digi Scrap Central)

OK I have to pace myself so I am going to go for now ;) Don't forget to hit up the sale at Digi Scrap Central for 40% off of mine, Shannon's and Gail's items! And be sure to snag the coupon code at the top of my blog for an additional 25% off my items! Gail has a coupon code on her blog as well ;)

Have a great day!

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Been a little under the weather and some GREAT News!

Well, I don't want to announce the great news yet lol. Sorry but I want to make sure everything is copasetic before putting it out here lol. I am feeling better though so that's a good thing. It means I can get to working on some layouts and on the new kits I have sitting in my hard drive. I tried yesterday for a bit but my 3D program crashed on me like 4 times and Alex had to fix my computer....sigh. I am thinking some of them will just turn out to be mini-kits though because I can't seem to get much further with them. Rather than have them sit there, I will just let them be what they are. I guess all of my kits can't be over 100 megs lol.

Since today is Father's Day, Alex has the luxury of lying around (which he actually hates but he will like it cause I said so lol) and watching all his favorite movies as well as a few he hadn't had the chance to see. Right now he is watching Ocean's 12 and giggling his butt off ;) The boys made him breakfast in bed and got him a very sweet card. I think he is enjoying his day ;) Tonight he gets Roast Beef and Au Gratin potatos for dinner and his mouth is salivating already ;) Of course I will make all the trimmings too, salad, biscuits and a veggie or two. Hmmm I haven't had lunch yet lol.

Going to run now, I just wanted to pop in and say hi ;) I promise to give you the great news within the next day or two!

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Freebie Alert lol

I finally got one here for you. I was going to use it for Specials this month but I guess we won't be needing it now. Anyway, here it is, a few doodles and a couple of paers and other what nots lol. As always, please do not share these files but send people here to my blog to download them. And, remember a little love goes a long way ;) Just click on the preview to download.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

New at my HODS Store

Free to Fly:

Drop shadows were used for preview purposes only. This kit is available at my HODS store ;) There are 4 zip files containing approximately 140 megs of items ;). The butterfly trails have a glittery trail on them! I had so much fun with this kit, I hope you have as much fun using it as I had making it ;) TFL!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Back again for this month......

Yep the one day of the month when I have to run around and pay bills and do my big grocery shopping. I am not in the mood for this. I have paid what I can online and am dreading leaving the house lol. I just don't want to go anywhere and deal with people. I will end up putting it off as long as possible lol. I love going to BJ's and getting a whole months food in one shot but between carrying the boxes up to the third floor and then repackaging it into nightly portions and packing it into the freezer ughhh I am just not in the mood lol. Maybe after the Advil kick in lol.

Charles took his oral exam this morning and got 100!! WOOHOOO!!!!! I told him he could do it, he was struting around here like a peacock. Now he just has to take his final written exam and he will be done with Math. She had called on Monday and said he could call her back so he did an hour later but she just returned his call this morning. He's been sweating it for two extra days. John's finally all better now he's just miserable because no one is around lol. Another kid who just can't win lol. Some are still sleeping and some are at camp or wherever.

Don't forget about our 40% off sale at DigiScrapCentral. Shannon, Gail and I are having 40% off all of our Designs for our HOT SUMMER sale! Also be sure to snag my blog coupon here for an ADDITONAL 25% off my already reduced Designs! Be sure to check Gail and Shannon's blogs too because I believe there will be blog coupons there as well!

OK gotta run, have a great day!

Monday, June 11, 2007

OK I'm insane lol

SOOOOO much to do. Charles is getting ready for his oral exams, John is feeling better (you can always tell when they start talking 90 miles an hour and asking if they can go out lol)

I have to promote my new sale at DSC - 40% off! I have two new kits in the works as well as 3 more of the Personal/Commercial Use Flowers PLUS I need to finish up the layouts and print them for my Pop's Father's Day Scrapbook so that I can get it packaged up and shipped to NY to arrive before Father's Day lol. Then of course there is the laundry and dinner prep and what not. Argh not enough hours in the day. Alex has another interview tomorrow (keeping fingers crossed again)

I will be back later with some of the wonderful layouts my CT have created. Thankfully Tracy and her family are doing well and made it unscathed through the horrible floods that bombarded Australia this past week. Say a prayer for those people affected by the floods today ok?

Cya later ;)

Sunday, June 10, 2007

OK I'm back

I tried sleeping but my oldest DS wanted breakfast (he's 14, I said make your own breakfast lol) then my youngest DS wanted something so I made them both toast LOL I fell back to sleep for a little while but I just couldn't sleep right so I gave up lol.

Two announcements now. First today is the LAST DAY of the 45% off sale at HODS!! Not all of my designs which are here at HODS are available at DSC so if there is something you want grab it now!

And it is also the FIRST day of the 40% off sale over at DSC! Gail, Shannon and I are really going out with a bang so be sure to check out our designs there!

Here are a few of Gail and Shannon's Designs:

Be sure to check it all out! Have a great day!

Look at the time.....

This is a little gross so if you are easily made to feel ill, you might want to skip this one lol. It's 7:22 a.m. EST and I am up at the computer feeling like death warmed over lol. I went to sleep at about 2:30 this morning. Why, you might ask, am I up at this time? Well at 6:12 or so this morning my youngest DS woke me up by knocking on my door. He wasn't feeling well and had gotten sick all over the bathroom. When I say ALL OVER, that is exactly what I mean. Apparently he wasn't feeling well, went to the bathroom and managed to make it to the toilet to get sick. He felt better got up to wash his hands and that was when his stomach apparently decided to let him know that he was nowhere near done. The entire bathroom was covered, sink, toilet, tub, wall, counter....just everywhere. He has no fever but had enjoyed at least 2 gatorades of which one bottle was actually a mix of both the yellow and blue kind. At first I was a little scared because it was red, but between the gatorade dye and the fact that there were no streaks only that pink color and no fever, I am not so worried. I can almost guarantee he will be feeling better within a few hours. He has since gone back to sleep, his older brother went in with him to make sure he was ok (insert big smiling emoticon here). Anyway I spent about 20 minutes or more bleaching out the bathroom, I LOVE that Clorox spray. I will be going back in to check on him in a bit, just to make sure he is sleeping comfortably. I think it's too late to go back to bed and seeing as how everyone else in the house is asleep I might just putter around then later, after everyone else is up I might take a nap lol. My boys almost NEVER get sick, they have allergies but that's really about it THANK GOD. I hate when they are sick, I know how absolutely miserable they feel and no matter how old they get, it will always make me feel bad.

**EDIT- First thank you for the well wishes for my DS. He is feeling better now and has eaten some crackers. I also gave him hot water to drink which soothes the stomach for all of you who didn't know that ;) I think I found the culprit. He told me that besides the Gatorades he also has Fruit Punch Soda that one of his friends gave him. My boys can't have all that junk. They are used to juice, water and milk. The closest we come to "junk drinks" (as I call them) are Capri Sun or Sunny D, oonce in a blue moon I buy soda and they are only allowed 1 glass with dinner. So between all the junk drinks he had and the hot sun and being at the pool all day, it made him sick.

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Wow so much going on

I barely know where to start, I can't believe that some of this is old news and that I hadn't even posted it yet.

Ok well, my youngest DS got promoted so he will now be going into 5th grade ;) He did EXCELLENT on his FCAT tests (like I told him and the teachers he would) and he brought his social studies grade up from an F (sigh yes an F he was having a hard time) up to a B! He was so proud that he finally got it! My oldest DS is almost done with his Math class now and should be finished Tuesday when he has the last of his exams. He promises to do all the new classes at warp speed now so he can be done by the end of summer which would be awesome!

Now for the not so good news. Digi Scrap Central is closing. The forums will be closed sometime within the next couple of days and then the shop will only carry designs for people who still have time on their contracts. Once all of the contracts are up, the store will close as well. So as of July 1st my designs will no longer be sold at DSC. BUT here's some good news (every cloud has a silver lining) Myself as well as Gail Cook and Shannon F are having a massive blowout sale from June 10th (tomorrow) through June 30th! 40% off ALL of our designs so we are going out with a bang! Our freebies posted there will be gone too so you want to make sure you hit that sale!

Right now you can hit the 45% off sale over at HODS! This sale ENDS tomorrow so you want to get there before tomorrow at midnight to get them at that price (not all of my designs and Gail Cook's at HODS are offered at DSC ;) )

New Freebie!

Wow, I have been busy, but here is a little something I needed to get out of my system. This is called "Patriotic" and is a little different than most kits in this genre. Here are some butterflies for freedom and some flowers for prosperity. There is also one set of Upper Case alpha and a set of numerals. Wierd I know but I thought it was cute and I hope you do too. Please remember to not share these files but rather send people here to download. And a little LOVE goes a long way ;) Just click on the image to start your download. There is only one file so just click the first image.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

SALE and new items added!!

Don't forget the 45% off sale going on at HODS from now through Sunday June 10th! And just to add to the fun I have added a few more items to the store!

For Commercial or Personal Use:

My new Pagekit - Black n Blue:

And my newest installment for my Amore Collection:

Don't miss it! And don't forget you can also find designs by Gail Cook too!

HODS 45% off Sale starts tomorrow!

I just put these ready to retire kits in the WHAT A BARGAIN section of the store. They are each only $2.50 and yes they are included in the 45% off sale. Remember though this sale is only on until Sunday so be sure to grab them at these great prices while you can!

Plus don't forget the new additions too!

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

OMG, I HAVE to rant about this

This will not be good, so if you are looking for an upbeat post.... keep going down the page and ignore this entire entry lol. Let me just put this out there for all of you who do not know about the Florida School Board and their idiocies. This was an article I found tonight regarding their newest "How stupid can we look" adventures of the Florida School Board. I will paraphrase but you can find the entire link to this story HERE:

This article was written my Laura Wides-Munoz an Associated Press Writer. Let me just say that while the story was written intelligently she did leave out the fact that the book they are discussing is geared toward children ages 4-8. Keep that in mind as you read this. (I had to Google the book to find out what age group this book was intended for)

MIAMI - A children's book about life in Cuba has parents and school board members demanding its removal from district libraries even though it only features wholesome topics. To many in this heavily Cuban-American community, "Vamos a Cuba" ("A Visit to Cuba") is extremely offensive because it lacks any criticism of the country's dictator Fidel Castro or his communist government.

That's why the Miami-Dade County School District will ask a federal appeals court Wednesday for permission to remove all 49 copies of the book from its libraries.

Board members voted last year to remove it after a parent who spent time as political prisoner in Cuba complained that the book failed to accurately depict life there. A federal judge later ruled that the board's opposition to the book was political and that it should add books of different perspectives to its collections instead of removing the offending titles

OK now, can you see where my problem lies? Just in case you don't I will explain it to you. They are complaining because the book does not tell 4-8 year olds about the murders and horrible living in Cuba. They do not detail the horrible circumstances in which some people are made to live (most of the people there) OK DO WE TELL our children the truth about Columbus? Do we tell them that Columbus was a murdering madman who rapped women? Better yet when we depict the "Founding" of America do we tell them what we did to the Indian Tribes? When they do find out about Indians scalping people, do we explain TO OUR 4 - 8 YEAR OLDS that it was the FRENCH and the BRITISH who taught them how to scalp people and that it was required as proof that they had killed the people the French and the British sent them to kill in the first place? Do we explain the syphilis or the small pox or that we were the ones who gave them "Firewater"?? No, I don't think so. These children are 4 - 8 years old. They don't need to know about all of this. At these ages they should be enjoying the wonder of far off places, there will be time enough for the true horrors later. Now were this a book geared toward High School students I would say that some of the sugar coating should have already been removed. Chidlren should not have to wait to get to College to know the truth regarding history - especially since so many don't get that far. I could very well go on and on, but I think you get my drift.

Sigh, Alex is chuckling at me because I just couldn't put off ranting about this and he has put in Night at the Museum which really makes me laugh. Think he is trying to calm me down? LOL Have a good one!

BIG Sale at DSC!!

Make sure to come by and check out these sizzling hot deals! (OK so that was a little corney but hey, this is a great sale! LOL)

Monday, June 4, 2007

Wooohoo PRE-Father's Day Sale!!!

Yep EVERYTHING will be on sale for 45% off!! Including my new stuff and items from GAIL COOK! Yep she joined HODS and you can snag two of her kits including a new one ALSO for 45% OFF!!

Sunday, June 3, 2007

OK, that's a little better......

Answers Percent
1. Bows and ribbons 18%
2. doodles & swirls solid black 7%
3. doodles & swirls - colored/textured 14%
4. buttons and brads 7%
5. overlays and brushes 18%
6. Realistic flowers & plants 25%
7. Frames 11%

I'm glad I let the poll run a little longer. I had seen somewhere where people were requesting overlays and brushes and at first when I didn't get any votes for it, I was kind of confused lol. But now this makes a little more sense.

I didn't post yesterday, and it feels wierd. I was busy working on another kit and hanging out, on and off, with the boys. It was just one of those wierd days again. The weather couldn't seem to make up it's mind for awhile so it was kinda dreary at first. Plus I am annoyed because I hate when people talk about things of which they have no clue and there is a group of them doing it right now (family that is) People should take a good long look at their own backyard and their own glass houses before throwing stones and making assumptions. What's really funny is that they talk all this crap and yet my sons 14th birthday came and went without so much as a phone call or a card.... yeah family......gotta HATE them sometimes. I wonder if they remember telling the boys at their Father's funeral that they would never have to worry about being alone because they would always be there for them? My boys sure do. My family called and sent a gift, my Popi and my sister but no one else. And they live in New York, not 5 minutes from my house. But whatever..... let me not get started cause I feel my blood pressure rising already. On a good note regarding family (insert sarcastic chuckle here) I did 3 layouts using Carla Ware's "Music to my Ears" kit. These photos are from the "Family" birthday party we went to last weekend, looks like great fun doesn't it? This kit is awesome! (Oh and in this first layout, the bottom photo in it is John and I facing the camera lol)

Well, I have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep ;) Cya!

Friday, June 1, 2007

Mini Poll Update

I found this interesting. I set up this poll to see which items you want in your kits. Here are the results so far:

1. Bows and ribbons 27%
2. doodles & swirls solid black 13%
3. doodles & swirls - colored/textured 20%
4. buttons and brads 0%
5. overlays and brushes 0%
6. Realistic flowers & plants 27%
7. Frames 13%

I am not surprised by the flowers and plants but what does surprise me is the lack of votes for overlays and brushes. I thought it was pretty interesting that they didn't get even one vote. I will be keeping this poll up a little longer just to see what happens. Remember to vote if you haven't already! Come on, it only takes two seconds ;)

It's the last day of school!!!!

ACK! OMG, now it's summer time. A time when all the little boys and girls are no longer in school but running amuck in grocery stores, parks, playgrounds, driveways, parking lots, beaches and our homes! OMG, I can feel the panic attack hitting already! Nah, not really......well ok.... maybe a little bit. Things get crazy around here, really. It's like suddenly our population becomes inundated with hundreds of little people running around and taking up space lol. Around here, they are not allowed to play anywhere but in the parking lots (don't get me started) and the pool. When we first moved here there would be at least 30 or so kids playing right outside our balcony everyday. They played football mostly except for the little girls who would be walking by with their doll carriages and riding bikes. Now, they aren't allowed to do that stuff. And in the 7 years we have been here I have never seen a broken window. I had a woman - maybe in her early 50's and by no means "old" - come outside once while I was tossing the ball around with the boys and tell me we couldn't play ball here. I raised my eyebrow at her and chuckled. After taking a step back she said she worked for the office and that ball playing was prohibited here. I told her that I have lived here for 3 years (at that time) and that I knew for a fact she was nothing more than a self appointed buttinski with nothing better to do than to try and make little kids miserable. That if she wanted to live in a quiet area or neighborhood she should go join her friends at Cemetary Village instead of living in a Family neighborhood. She huffed off and went inside. I waited for a call from the office but it never came lol. Ticked me off, I mean really, they delegated an approximate 12 X 20 square foot area of slides and what not, a pool and a tennis court all around the office itself. (Now mind you there are at least 150 or so occupied apartments here.) 12 apartments per building and between 14 and 16 buildings. When my kids were small they weren't allowed over there without me so most of the time they didn't go unless a parent I knew was taking their children. The creeps won out though so now none of the kids play around here much. I used to have between 8 and 10 kids up to my house everyday, in and out. Mom (most of them called me Mom lol)can I have a water (I would write their name on it with a Sharpie and they had to bring it back before they got another one lol- no littering), can I have an ice? Can I used the bathroom? I used to have at least 2 other kids here for lunch besides my own and they played till it got dark. I LOVED having the "Kool-Aid" house. I would rather know where my kids were and deal with the constant traffic and loudness than the possible alternatives.

Anyway, my point was that now it is summer and all of these wonderful children will be absolutely insane with the taste of freedom as it is combined with the realization that if Mom and/or Dad doesn't take them places, their summer is going to royally suck. Add onto that fact that summer around here is hurricane season - officially started today - and you have extremely wacky kids. We are planning lots of beach days around here (it's cheap and the kids love it) Maybe a couple of baseball games again this year and I don't know what else, maybe the movies, but there is no way we can have a real vacation. Oh well, yesterday Charles went with John to the pool which we thought was very cool. He didn't just go and sit on the cell phone and watch his brother swim, he actually went in with him and played! Very impressive lol. I guess now that they are getting older the bonding will get easier. Don't get me wrong, if anyone were to start trouble with one of them the other would be there in a second. It's killing each other that has always worried me lol.

I guess I will sneak in my Layout too while I am here lol. I used Glorious Blossoms by Shannon F and you can find the kit at Divine Digital:

Have a good one!