Wednesday, December 24, 2008

The end is near.................

my retirement sale is almost over. By January 1 all of my old designs will be gone and so will your chance to get them for as much as 80% off! Grab these before they are gone for good!



Have a wonderful & Blessed Holiday!

Monday, December 22, 2008

It's almost Christmas!

and it makes me feel all warm inside ;) So here is a little freebie for you ;)

Click on the image to be taken to your download. Please remember not to share the links or the files but send people here to my blog if you think they would like this.

I hope everyone has a Wonderful Holiday filled with love and happiness!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Stand Up Revised File Dec 18

It was brought to my attention that the papers were not included in the download. I am uploading the revised file now. Will post again as soon as it is completed ;)


Stand Up & Care Part 2 Freebie from Me!

** I had this all set up and thought I had posted it before I went to bed last night. I am soooo sorry. But here it is for you I hope you all enjoy it! The fun continues tomorrow so don't forget to visit all of the Designer Blogs for this wonderful Charity Blog Party!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

STAND-UP & CARE!! - Girl Effect Divine Digital Blog Party!

I have the privilege of participating in this wonderful charity. Today and tomorrow I will be offering two mini-kits for you which co-ordinate with our Charity Kit designed especially for the "The Girl Effect" Charity Event benefiting


Here is todays freebie:

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

SAS-Y Christmas Caroling has begun!

Here is the preview for my little goodie:

**EDIT - I just realized I left out a bunch of the elements from the preview ;)

Click on the image to go to your download ;) It will open in a new window. Now don't forget to stop by all of these blogs to get all of the wonderful Christmas Songs & Goodies these wonderful Ladies are offering! Leave a little Love and PLEASE remember NO FILE SHARING!

Ambowife -
Aneczka -
Booland -
Brenda -
Cathy -
Charlie -
Darlene -
digiMom -
Enaideel Scraps -
Jeanette -
JulieC -
Mamrotka -
Mitsybelle -
Monika -
PiggyScraps -
Scrappin Diva -
Ellen -
Skrapper Digitals -

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

I know it's a bit early but I wanted to make sure I got this post in before I got caught up again. I will have a freebie for you soon too I am just packing it up. There are a lot of things going on at Divine Digital and Stone Accents Studio over the next two months so be sure to get in on the fun! I will be back in a little bit with your freebie and more information ;)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Thursday, November 13, 2008

My $2 Retirement Sale at SAS!!

No coupon necessary and this sale INCLUDES COMMERCIAL USE DESIGNS!!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

It's a Sale!

There is no coupon necessary. Simply put your items in your cart and all orders over $10 will automatically get the 70% at checkout! Now is the time to clear out your wishlists because once this sale is over most of these designs will no longer be available!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Green Creative Tip #1

Have an old wreath or other decoration which is coming unglued or unwrapped? DON'T throw it away recycle it! Remove any salvageable pieces and you can create a new wreath! Creative napkin rings can be made out of berry twigs and almost anything else with wire attached to it! Find a few freshly fallen leaves in your yard and you can add to the beauty of your table! Some of your berries are discolored or chipped you say? That's ok with some paint, brushes or even paint pens, glitter or wax you can change them into something totally new!

Stay tuned for Tip #2!!

Friday, November 7, 2008

SAS-Y Impromptu Challenge Ending Nov 14th

Join us over in the SAS Forum for this new challenge. This Challenge is the kick-off for my year end group of gifts to make and keep or give away. They will all be available to make for under $10 and are perfect for anyone! Here is the first Posting Bonus:

Find this challenge HERE

Have you seen this girl?

My friend and fellow designer DaleAnn Cubbage and her family are frantic. Please contact the Police if you have any information.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

An eventfull - UN-Eventfull morning ;)

Oxy moron right? LOL Well it was a beautiful morning because everything went smoothly. I have been absolutely exhausted. I go to bed, pass out quite literally and wake up as tired as I was when I went to bed. Mornings have become NOT my thing which isn't good when you have two boys who sleep like the dead to get up, get fed and get off to school. To help alleviate some of the stress I made French toast yesterday wrapped it in two piece packages of wax paper and sandwich bags then put the sandwich bags in a large freezer bag and, of course, put them in the freezer. Now when they want French Toast they can just remove the bag and heat them up. I used to do that all the time when I had to leave the house to work and the boys needed to get to school but I had stopped it because I would just make breakfast for them. I forgot what a wonderful time saver this can be. So they ate, took their medications, got dressed, brushed teeth and kiss kiss - were off to school lol. I LOVE mornings like today lol. I even managed to get a photo of them leaving for school together.

Firstly they are walking together and Charles is actually carrying John's backpack.

Then they efficiently manage their time because they play basketball at the church until the bus comes.

Last night I am on the computer and I hear "CHARLES!!" I'm thinking oh great, now what? I turn around and there is Charles, who is supposed to be clearing up the table and put the food away and he's putting the food away all right LOL.

That WAS leftover Spinach with garlic and olive oil LOL He ate like a cup of it right out of the pan lol. John won't eat more than the tablespoon I make him eat but Charles loves it. He told John that he should eat it even though he doesn't like it because it's good for his muscles and blood lol. John took the photos of Charles chowing down on it but they are a bit fuzzy lol.

I LOVE days like these ;) Have a good one!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Keep an eye out....

For Divine Digital's November Charity Kit - "Pawsitively Divine!" Here is my contribution to this wonderful kit benefiting the ASPCA:

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Nope, didn't do it. Now before you get all annoyed read WHY. Here's the scoop of poop.

Alex and I took Charles over to the dentist office for his root canal. After he is in we let the lady at the desk know that we are going for a leisurely stroll down to the school to vote. We go and it's pretty much empty. Maybe 5 people ahead of us. There were A LOT of voters who did their voting early so today was a breeze. Well it would have been a breeze - if it weren't my life. We get on line, fill out our ballot request and go down to the area marked "S" to sign in or whatever. Pfftt, yeah right. My name is not on the list. Well isn't that just special? OK so I go over to the man in charge - who happens to be a friend and neighbor of ours - Thank God - and he chuckles until he sees the ID I have in my hand. It was my Voters Registration card - only it wasn't. You see when Alex & I registered in January, I got my card back in the mail. No envelope or anything just the card. I figured no big deal, it's a new state maybe they logged it and then I would just bring it back on Election day. I thought maybe it was just how they verified that I was me and where I lived etc. Alex told me he got his registration card and I was like - cool. Didn't give it a second thought. So there I am standing there and Mel tells me to hold on and he calls another gentleman over who looks at my card and says Uh oh. Yeah not good. He calls down to the Board of Elections or wherever and says that he has me there, he has the card and last thing is "Yeah I kinda thought so" End result "I am NOT registered wit the state of Tennessee and sorry NO you cannot vote. They were so upset for me. I just laughed and said "Yeah Murphy is alive & well and STILL living in my house." So I got to stand there while Alex voted and got his sticker. I, myself am stickerless because firstly they messed up by sending it back to me and I messed up by not paying attention and thinking to ask a question.

Election Day!

Is everyone getting out to vote? Alex was checking over the sample ballots online yesterday since this is the first voting year in a new state. This is kinda like the night before Christmas for him lol. Anyway since the schools are closed today we have a dentist appointment for Charles at noon so that is when voting will be done lol. Two birds, one stone.

Today I need to upload my little Puppy kit and finish up my posting bonuses and make up my sale ad WHOOPS did I say SALE? Shhh, well it's not like I said 70% off of $10 or more in my Boutique WHOOPS. I better leave now ;)

Monday, November 3, 2008

Just wanted to drop in a few photos

From todays walk:

There are more on my profile on Facebook ;)

Fall Foliage & FOOD!!

OMG One thing I really missed in Florida was the change of seasons. One day it was summer then boom for about 2 weeks it was winter. Palm trees don't exactly change colors either and they don't have the same effect when they are decorated with Christmas items. Now it will be almost a year since we moved to Tennessee and I must admit, we do love it. 99% of the people are awesome, the countryside is beautiful and the change of seasons reminds me of memories I had as a child. I have a bunch of photos already but Alex remarked just yesterday morning how Autumn's colors have really taken a hold of the scenery and we will be going for a walk today. I am hoping to get some really wonderful shots of it to share with you ;)

On the Beneficial/Detrimental Fence of Autumn there is FOOD. OMG One of my favorites - beef stew with dumplings (NOT xlarge noodles but dumplings), autumn soup, sancocho, pumpkin pie, sweet potato pie, mashed sweet potatos with marshmallows, espresso brownies, my own thumbprint raspberry cookies, etc. etc. etc. (Movies - The King & I lol) I can hear the pounds packing on and I haven't even started cooking yet! Never mind the "Heart Attack in a bite" factor.

Well I have TWO great challenges going on regarding recipes if you are interested in playing!
Check back in a bit and I will tell you how to get in on the fun!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Murphy's Law alive & well

Yes this whole weekend has been spent - so far - trying to evict Mr Murphy from our house. The Electric company has zapped our house twice and a third time it was zapped by another company doing work in town who hit a main line or something and they zapped the whole town. Needless to say the computer I do my designing on was on all three days that it happened. One of the days I was sitting here and the lights went out I had a fit. I went outside and there was an electric truck in our driveway. The lights came back on by the time I had gotten to the door but I yelled at the Electric man "What the hell was that for?" His response was that they had to swap out all the meters for the new ones because of the upgrades. "You don't tell someone before you do it? I have 5 computers in this house and I was working!" "I don't have time to stop and tell everyone I am swapping out their meters" ??????????!!!!!!!???? (Insert extremely angry expletive here) So about 4 hours of my time yesterday was spent trying to get CS2 to work again. My brand new external is being a creep because it doesn't like the idea of me moving files off of it and our internet service decides to switch me over from high speed to snail speed on a whim and then disconnect about every hour or so. Add that to the fact that the boys are making me nuts and I am having hot and cold flashes and you have the makings for quite an interesting time here at the Double "S" house.

So I told you all that to tell you this, I did have another freebie planned for you all and to get my new items in the boutiques and a special sale I am running at Divine Digital but I have been held up. So, everything is coming, it's just been a bit delayed. I apologize .... again. Seems I have been doing a lot of that lately.

Saturday, November 1, 2008


Or weekend really! Check out the awesome sales going on over at Divine Digital & Stone Accents Studio! We have TONS of FREEBIES, challenges and SALES!!!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

SAS-Y Trick or Treat Blog Party!!!

Welcome to the SAS-Y Trick or Treat Blog Party! This is going to be fun. We had such a great time last year with this that we had to do it again. Now be sue to stop at each and every blog and leave a little love ok?

Ready to rock and roll? To get my part of this train click on the image and you will be taken to the download ;)

Now here are the other girls blogs with their goodies for you ;)



Are you Looking for a SAS-Y freebie?

Well it's on it's way ;) Don't get scared I am having some upload issues so if you don't see it now, make sure you bookmark me and come back a little later ok?

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Want a Free Kit?

Today is the final day to get my newest Divine Diva Deal kit "Autumn Fun" for only $2!

If you would like to get this kit for free then pay attention to this little post. Tomorrow I will be posting a challenge up in the Divine Digital Forums and if you use this kit to complete the challenge you will get not only the posting bonus Add-On but a coupon good for $2 off of a $5 purchase in my Boutique! So you will get "Autumn Fun" for FREE!!!

Click on the image to purchase this kit now before it's too late!


There are so many people in this world who are lucky enough to have lots of people they call friends. People they go out with and talk to on the phone, have play dates with each others children etc. Not me. I know A LOT of people. For the most part I enjoy people, but there are few whom I REALLY call Friend. To me, Friend is a special word to be reserved for someone special. A Friend is someone who will tell you what you NEED to hear even if it isn't something you WANT to hear. A friend will be there when times are tough, times are good, the birth of your child, a marriage or a divorce, in sickness and in health. Friendship is pretty much like a marriage. It's special because two people CHOOSE each other, they choose to care and CHOOSE to help and even choose to love. During the past two months I have found out who my FRIENDS really are. While things are still upside down here at home, they have calmed down, I have calmed down because of not only my family here at home but because of my friends. Friends who have comforted me, called in favors to help me and just plain listened. I have found out that I have friends that I didn't even know I had. They have extended patience and compassion and have re-instilled my faith in the human race again. I wanted to say thank you to these people ........... you know who you are. I won't mention you here because I know there are people out there who will haunt you wanting to know what has been going on, not because they care (well maybe some) but just because they love the gossip. Such is life. LOL You have to take the good with the bad because in the end how do you know you have something good if you have never experienced something bad? I have experienced bad and probably will continue to do so at regular intervals for the rest of my life. It's ok. Because the "Goods" that I have far outweigh the "Bads" and they will be what keeps me strong. Thank all of you who have cared, stood by me (as it were lol) and kept me from losing (what is left) of my mind. Or as I tell my son "Keeping me from snapping like a bowl of rice krispies" LOL. Seriously, I love you all, my FRIENDS.

OK I am going to go do another post now because I am getting soft in my old age and I am still trying to get used to it lol. Also I need to get my business back on it's feet. It has suffered horribly over the past two months. Take care!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Divine Diva Deal

FINALLY my Divine Diva Deal is up in the store! This kit is perfect for those whimsical Autumn photos and I will have a little add-on available soon ;) You can click on the image now and be taken to the Divine Digital Boutique where you can grab this kit for only $2!

OK I have to run for now but I will bbl with more for you ;)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

I am sooo sorry but I do have a freebie for you

With everything going on here this past month I totally missed my two days to give away my portion of the Passionately Pink freebie. 100% my fault and for that I apologize (even to the people who sent me nasty e-mails) I hope this helps make up for it. Please enjoy it and accept my apologies. As always NO FILE SHARING and if you think someone would like this send them here to my blog to grab it ok? Click on the image to be take to your download.

Monday, October 20, 2008

OMG HOW long has it been?

EEeekk. Sorry all. I didn't realize time had slipped away so quickly. As many of you know there have been some family issues going on here. We are still muddling through them but I am hoping that we are coming to a final resolution. Thank you for all the e-mails and well wishes. We appreciate it ;) I intend to write some more but Charles has a second dentist appointment this morning and we need to do a few errands. I do have a "Passionately Pink" freebie to give away and will try to get it up ASAP. It's done, I just need to upload it and see if I am still on the list. If I am not then I will just put it up here for you as a bonus ;)

BIG HUGS my friends! BBL!

Friday, September 26, 2008

A Freebie for you

Here is a small offering for my impromptu absence. I am a huge coffee lover - Espresso to be exact lol. When the opportunity came up to combine coffee and friendship I had to jump on it. So here is a Quickpage for you to use to save your Coffee Friendship memories. Please do not share this file with anyone but send them here to download it. Click on the image to be taken to the download ;)

Have an awesome day!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Stone Accents Studio Newsletter Link

Sorry all this has been a very hectic week for me between personal things here at home and losing stuff I was working on - I HATE power surges argh. Anyway, here is the link for the SAS-Y Newsletter. Check it out because there is a plethora of goodies and information to be had!


OK gotta run I have a ton of errands to do.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

My head is still spinning

from all of the fun things going on this month at SAS! First I want to show you the SAS-Y Impromptu submission that Tracy did:

Isn't it awesome? I still can't believe she found the time to get it done ;)

You can find this month's SAS-Y Impromptu Birthday Challenge here:

Stone Accents Studio is 1 year old!

I can't believe it's been a year already. There are so many fun things going on this month too!

Join us for the "Next SAS-Y Designer" contest - Find the thread HERE and the first week's submissions HERE.

You can vote for your favoriteS, YES I said FAVORITES. Plural. You can choose up to 3 or 4 of your favorite submissions and vote for them all. Be sure to hold the control key down then click on your favorites and submit your vote! This has been a lot of fun so far so don't miss out on it! There are currently 33 FREE kit submissions and it's only the first week!

The SAS-Y Layout Design Challenge thread can be found HERE

The SAS-Y Member Mega Kit thread can be found HERE

The SAS-Y Scavenger Hunt thread can be found HERE

The SAS-Y New Blinkie Contest thread HERE

The SAS-Y Template Exchange thread HERE

The SAS-Y Post the Most Thread HERE

The SAS-Y Download a Day thread HERE

The SAS-Y Team has also put out some awesome Sales for you! To find out what is currently on sale you can visit this thread HERE

OK gotta run for now!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Tracy - AKA Ambowife never ceases to amaze me

So I have 2 people on my CT. People say I should have more but I have developed a wonderful relationship with these Ladies and quite frankly with the way file sharing and everything has been going on, I don't feel comfortable trusting someone I don't know. It stinks, but it's true. So anyway, Tracy has been working her tail off for the last few weeks. She is one of the contestants in the "Next SAS-Y Designer" Contest over at SAS. Now mind you not only has she been creating her first kit for week one of the competition but she has also done these layouts for me:

PLUS She has done these:

AND She has already completed my Impromptu Birthday Challenge!

HOLY CANOLI! If you haven't been over to the "Next SAS-Y Designer" Contest Thread or Gallery GO NOW and check out Tracy's Awesome entry!!

Back to School Freebie

Here is a Quickpage I made for you especially for Back to School. Click on the image to be taken to the download page. Do I have to say NOT to share the links or my files? I had another THIEF sharing my files this past week and I am getting to the point where I am not going to give anything away because it's really frustrating to have someone steel from you.

OK enjoy the download.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Computer woes....

So there have been at least 4 power surges over this past week - that know of - and apparently they have really taken a toll on my surge protector/battery backup which was on it's way out as it was. Now today there was some sort of a surge - apparently only over in that corner of the living room and it set off my battery backup. It's incessant whining was going right through me but normally you go over and push the button, wait a minute then push the button again and voila it's fine. Not tonight, nooooooo. I reset it 4 times and every time it would start with the whining again. So now, because I also don't know where Alex put the other surge protector, I can't turn my computer on which also means I can't design anything. I am fit to be tied. Well my plans were botched for today in big part because of this, so I am all out of whack now. I hope he can either fix it or find the other surge protector.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Divine Diva Deal!

Despite my power surge I was able to get this up for my Divine Diva Deal this week at Divine Digital! Grab it now for only $2. And which would you like a chat or a challenge? Or maybe a Challenging Chat? LOL.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008


I can't even enjoy the Birthday Party at SAS or our Scrap to School fn over at Divine. We had a power surge yesterday and the folder Ihad open ended up corrupting. Both My SAS Mega contribution and my Divine Diva Deal (which starts tomorrow) got corrupted with it. I was making previews and poof. Sighhhhh. I am trying to re-create everything but luckily I do still have a bunch of the psd files on which I created my elements and stuff and some of my papers.

So I have to go but wanted to let you all know I am still alive and there are more freeies comng ;)

Monday, September 1, 2008


Looking for an easy way to navigate the Stone Accents Studio Birthday Sale-abration? OK well here are a few links for you ;) Click on the event title to be taken to it ;)


This is the link to day 1 of this awesome MEGA Kit created by Sherah of Skrapper Digitals, Stella of Stellariffic Creations, Brenda of Millstream Cottage and CathyC of Scrapsational Scraps!


Check out the forum for the new post and bring your glue!


Hosted by the wonderful Candee of CanDesigns this challenge will help anyone create the perfect layout! LOADS of prizes and fun to be had by all! Including a 300mg kit!!


Using the color palette that will be posted on Monday September 1st at 6 p.m. members may make kits, papers, elements, brag book pages or whatever they want to share with other SAS members.


Yep that's right. You get the clues and hunt down your prizes! There are 38 clues in all!

These should be enough to get you started! Don't forget to check out the Boutique where we al have some awesome Birthday sales for you! Currently you can get all of my Personal Use and Commercial Use items for 50% OFF!! Excludes Bargain Bin items,

Have a SAS-Y night!

Autumn Freebie #3

Is now available! This is the last installment of my 3 Autumn blog freebies. As with the others, please remember that this is only for Personal Use. No file sharing or making of quickpages either to give away or sell. Click on the image to be taken to your download ;)

Have a great day!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Autumn Freebie #2

Here is the second part of my Autumn Freebies. This one has a bit more green in it than the other did. Please remember no file sharing. If you think someone would like this send them here to download it ;) You can click on the image to be taken to the download.

Have a great day!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Autumn Freebie #1

As promised the freebies will now begin to flow ;) Here is the first one, there are 3 so far. I am not sure if I will be making more of these or not. So, you know the rules but I will reiterate for those who may be new here.


You can click on the image to be taken to your download ;) I would love to see any layouts you make with this so feel free to come back and let me know where I can find them ;)

Have an awesome day!!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The freebies are coming

LOL I have them just need to pack them up. I wanted to get at least one post in today so that you all know I am still alive. I have been making a lot of goodies and well have a bunch more new Commercial Use items just as soon as I can finish getting them packed up. Busy, busy. Also, don't forget to check on the left hand side of my blog because you can sign up for notifications when I post something new here at my blog! I had a bunch of e-mails asking me for the notifier so I installed it for you ;)

Going to run for now! BBL!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

OH MY It's almost Birthday time!

And we are giving the gifts to you! Stone Accents Studio turns 1 next month and let me just say WOW. The excitement is already starting to build with our new Newsletter today! You know what that means - FREEBIES!! Yep and there's one in the from me because I am in the Designer Spotlight this week! Woohoo and to help celebrate I am offering up my newest kit "I Remember Nana" for 50% off! You can grab it for only $2.50!! But hurry because after this week it goes back to full price.

Ooohhhh did you want a preview of my Newsletter Freebie? How about the link to the newest Newsletter? OK since I am in such a good mood ;)


Now, of course what would a party be without sales? The girls and I have some awesome deals coming up for you ;) Check out the LAYOUT DESIGN CHALLENGE
post below this one! Also for the SAS-Y Impromptu Challenge in September I will be having Altered Art Challenges! Be ready to come by and check out the forums and join in on the fun, treats and good times! Keep an eye on the forum for more news from all of us!


Layout Design Challenge!!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Call me Rip Van Winkle

because I went to bed one summery night and woke up to this:

Now while this is a beautiful scene I must admit I am really confused. Doesn't Fall start in October? We are still in August right? I mean it's 90 degrees here almost every day, people are still dressing in light clothing, there are no Halloween or Thanksgiving decorations around. Did I fall asleep and miss something or did I miss the memo from Mother Nature? LOL Oh well, guess I will be sitting back and enjoying it.