Friday, May 30, 2008

Surprise Freebie # 5

is not such a big surprise lol. These are so beautiful that I decided I had to show you ahead of time. My great friend and CT Member Tracy (aka Ambowife) made these for you using my new kit "My Little Garden" Aren't they beautiful?

There are 3 Quickpages and one frame for you in this download. There are 3 files for you to download so be sure to get them all. Clicking on the image will bring you to the folder ;) As always a little LOVE is great and be sure to stop on over to Tracy's Blog to see what else she may have for you. She has been pumping out the freebies ;)

Enjoy your download and have a wonderful weekend!

Pre-Weekend Post

Well, we made it through another week. Did I mention that today was the last day of school here in Tennessee? Yep the boys got out at 10 am and the Summer Break has officially begun! QUICK run for the hills! LOL I can already hear the "I'm bored" scenario. Sighhhhh. Either way John and Charles have both passed and now John is entering Junior High and Charles is onto High School!! Yeahhhh. Now I feel old LMBO.

OK onto other things.

As always the introductory price on my new designs is always 50% off! So be sure to get these at a great deal!

Over at Divine Digital -

Join me over in the Divine Digital Forums for my Divine Diva Challenge and get a special Add-On Posting Bonus for my kit "You Did It - Graduation Mega Kit"!! Create a layout of your Graduate, a Prom/Senior dance and post it in the Divine Gallery with a link in the Challenge thread to get your posting bonus!

The Divine Digtal June DAD is a collaboration between Wetfish Designs, Karen Heckyeah and myself! Join us in June to collect your pieces to this months kit "Daddy's Candy" and get 30 mini kits for Free! Everyday during the month of June one mini kit will be offered as a FREE download. Here is a preview of this huge kit!

Next weekend June 6, 7 & 8th is the Divine Grab Bag Sale & Many Commercial Use and Personal Use Grab Bags, most between $2 and $5, will be just waiting for you to scoop them up so mark it on your calendar!

Over at Moo Two Designs

Come on over to the Moo Two Forum and join in on our special challenges and earn lots of goodies! Come join me for the "Corralling your memories - ABC Challenge" and get this posting Bonus:

Challenges are for one month and start on the 15th so you have plenty of time to get in on the fun!

Over at Stone Accents Studio:

It's my easiest Impromptu Challenge ever! Just post to the SAS-Y Impromptu Challenge thread here and tell us why you LOVE to Scrap and get this posting Bonus!

I was the featured Designer this week in the SAS-Y Newsletter! Did you get your copy? Be sure and check it out for all the information on what's happening at Stone Accents and get some freebies! I included this freebie for you in the newsletter this week:

New Challenges start up again on June 1 but I might post mine early so that I am not late ;)

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Last Day for Divine Diva Deal but a new Challenge!

Today is the last day that you can get my new kit "You Did It! - Graduation Day Mega Kit" for only $2!

You can click on the image to be taken to the Boutique.

Now today starts the challenge over in the Divine Digital Forums! Complete a layout and post the link to your layout in the gallery in the Divine Digital Forum Challenge thread I have started and you can get this wonderful Add-On Posting Bonus! Click on the image to be taken to the thread now!

See you there!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

National Do Not Call Registry

ARGH You know, it's bad enough when you get these creepy sales people calling your home phone number, but when they start invading your cell phone and costing you money as well as time, it really ticks me off. Alex sent me the link for this a little while ago and I registered right away so I can stop getting these calls. I had $3 in these calls last week alone! So anyway for those of you who don't have the number but do have those annoying and sometimes costly phone calls, here is the website for you to go and register your phone numbers. You can do both land lines and cell phones ;)


If they call you 31 days after you register you can file a complaint.

New items in my Boutiques, Challenges & Featured!

I am adding two new sets of Overlays to my Boutiques this week:

I have the SAS-Y Impromptu Challenge for May going on over at Stone Accents Studio and I have made it really easy so you might want to go and check it out. Here is the posting bonus preview in case you were wondering ;)

Also, here is my Contribution for the Free With Purchase over at Stone Accents:

Mosie on over to MOO TWO DESIGNS for my "Corraling your memories" ABC Challenge for these two letters:

Letter A & B are still up for grabs as well ;) It's not too late to get in on the fun!

Friday, May 23, 2008

1 Week plus 2 days equals........

an A on your Science Fair Project!!!! Wooohooo!!! He lost a half of a point for not putting a notebook in his list of materials (ACK UGH sighhhhh) and he lost one point for not re-stating his hypothesis in his conclusion. I nearly died! I was so proud of him. This was the first year I didn't have to yell, scream and threaten for him to do it then witness a fiasco as he tried to pull something off at the last minute lol. As you can see in his photo, he wasn't dressed exactly the way he normally does for school. That's because they picked the same day as Field Day for the to bring in their projects. Again, I was having a stroke because all I could picture was a bunch of hyped up kids bouncing around and Charles' project getting totaled in the process.
Thankfully, it didn't happen. His teacher offered him a job! I don't know if I posted that already or not. His Computer teacher is quite impressed and said he is opening a Computer School of sorts and wants Charles to help with the classes! (He already tested Charles to see where he would be for classes for next year and he is already past the senior level classes with regards to computers and programming.) That job would be great since he is taking computers and Business Management classes in High School next year. He would be getting real life experience which is brownie points for college lol. Also, quite frankly, he doesn't like to get dirty so it's good that he shouldn't get anything other than a little dust on him lol.

Johnathan has brought his grades up as much as 20 points in some classes but he still can't hit the A mark. Here the grading systems is harder. You need a 94 to get an A so instead of asking what grade he got, I ask what his score was. To me if he gets over an 85 that's great because he has been used to a different grading system. He got an 80 on his last reading test which is a C, in Florida it would have been a B so he is a little disheartened but I told him not to look at the letter grades just concentrate on getting his scores higher. Either way it's an improvement. He has also become quite the entrepreneur and is working his tail off with the neighbor next door. The man with the farm has been rebuilding things over there and expanding for his goats. He has actually built a play area with a pond for them and is adding on a dock - which he and John started building yesterday, and is putting in see-saws and other things to keep the goats happy lol. So far John has saved $40! He's 11 for Pete's sake. But he works his tail off and doesn't mind getting dirty. Two children, same parents - so different lol.

Well, that's it for the homefront, everything else is BAU (business as usual) Have a great weekend!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

I've been tagged!

I've been Tagged by Cindy! Cindyrelly's Corner ACK I was afraid of one of these lol. OK Here goes nothing.


  • 1.) Link your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
  • 2.) Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
  • 3.) Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
  • 4.) Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

7 Facts about myself hmmmm.... let's see

When people ask me if I am a natural redhead my response is "Of course, I love red hair so NATURALLY I dye it red " ;)

I was raised in Brooklyn & Queens and was originally going to be a lawyer.

I'm short lol only 5'5

Epinephrine slows my blood pressure down ;)

I am a Type A personality with ADHD and work about 16 hours a day.

I love music and listen to everything from Helen Reddy to 3 Doors Down, Aerosmith, Ludacris, etc.

I am a Movie nut and prefer Horror Movies and Action/Adventure, Classic or a really good Drama ;) I will randomly quote a movie if it fits a particular situation. I often say "What we have here, is a failure.... to communicate" to my children of course lol.

OK I am going to Tag








Divine Diva Deal & Sales!

My Divine Diva Deal started today! You can get this huge Mega Kit for only $2 but only until May 28th! After that it will be $6.98! Don't have graduation pictures to scrap? That's ok, this kit is so huge and filed with wonderful stripes, circles, plaids and textured papers that it can be used for virtually any layout! You can click on the image to be taken to the Boutique!

- Check out my store at Moo Two Designs for my sale going on there! Get may of my designs for only $2.50!

There is a Spring Cleaning Sale going on at STONE ACCENTS STUDIO!! Now is the time to clean out your wishlists! As a little extra bonus we are offering you the link to this month's newsletter too. There is a ton of information in there as well as some great FREEBIES!!


Have a great day!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Hot off the presses - Divine Diva!!

My NEW Kit - "You Made it! - Graduation Day" is the new Divine Diva Deal for the week of May 22nd through May 28th! You can get this Mega Kit for the introductory price of just $2!! Better grab it fast because at midnight it will go to it's Retail Price of $6.98!

Sales, Sales and more Sales!

It's Spring Cleaning time at STONE ACCENTS STUDIO! From May 21 - May 28th you can get as much as 50% or even 75% off your favorite designs! I have many of my Designs INCLUDING Commercial Use Items - for only $2.50!! Here are just some of the ones you can get for this great deal:

My Sale prices are also available at both my Moo Two Designs & Divine Digital Boutiques!

Coming to my Boutiques this week:




My Boutiques:




OK I have to run for now. Have a great day!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Happy Freebie Friday!

Yep, it's time for another Surprise Freebie! Here is SURPRISE FREEBIE #4. This one is 3 files worth so you want to make sure you get them all downloaded ;) If you click on the image you will be taken to the folder with your 3 download files ;) I know, I know, I say it all the time but PLEASE. please please with sugar on top NO FILE SHARING, NO MAKING OF QUICKPAGES, NO GIVING AWAY, RECOLORING OR CLAIMING AS YOUR OWN. Sorry don't mean to yell but you know....... sigh...... some people just don't get it. Also, PLEASE Enjoy your freebie and leaving a little LOVE would be really nice too (insert eye batting emoticon here)

OMG Too funny!

Alex forwarded this to me in an e-mail and I just had to post it here!

Now, mind you this doesn't really work because 2 seconds later they are bouncing out of their seats again but it is funny because that's how we were treated back then. People figured if you smacked us around enough we would stop. PFFTTTT NOT. Remember, I know, I am ADHD and both of my boys are. Can't help it

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Surprise Freebie # 3

Is finally ready here ;) Sorry had to do some personal stuff this week and I hadn't had a chance to get this one up ;) As always clicking on the image will bring you to your download. NO FILE SHARING and no using of my freebies to make your own quickpages to give away. These are for personal use only.

I am making this quick today. I still have a bunch of errands to run. Hope you enjoy your download!

Monday, May 12, 2008

How was your Mother's Day?

Mine was nice and pretty quiet. Something I am not used to and I still had to stick a couple of hours in to work lol I had a couple of photos to share but left them at home so they will have to wait till next time. Which, by the way, will probably be sometimes Wednesday. We have a bunch of things to do at home and probably won't have time to get here and back before Alex has to be at work.

Did you see the awesome kit that Tracy (Ambowife) made for you all? It is so cute go and check it out on her Blog and remember to leave her some love when you do ;) Also check out My Ambowife's 15 seconds of fame on the video she has on her Blog! Way too cool!I have a new kit hitting the stores this week. Very summery and flowery ;) It's called "My Little Garden" I am using matching alpha over at Moo Two Designs for the Coraling your memories ABC Challenge so if you would like to check out the alpha, that would be the place to do it! Hmmm, whatever will I do with the rest of the alpha??? (Insert sneaky grin here)

OK I am going to run for now, I hope to see you all soon!

Friday, May 9, 2008

Suprise Freebie #2!

Here it is! Click on the image to be taken to your download ;) Remember no file sharing, no using my gifts to make quickpages to give away etc. These are all for Personal Use only unless otherwise stated.

Enjoy & have a wonderful weekend! Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms out there ;)

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Surprise Freebie!

April showers bring May flowers but what do May flowers bring? Pilgrims would be my 11 year old's response but not here on my blog ;) For the month of May I will post surprise freebies and the link to the downloads will be in a flower image. So when you see this image, click on it to be taken to your freebie!

Remember no file sharing, no uploading to anywhere else for download, no making Quickpages with my freebies and offering them up etc. A little LOVE goes a long way too ;) Be sure to come by often to check for the flower ;)

Sooo.... did you click on this one?

6 Programs $199

How would you benefit getting six popular 3D software suites from DAZ 3D for only $199? Well, for one, you'd have $1000 to spend on something else!

That's right! If you added up all the great products in the DAZ 3D Software Economic Stimulus Bundle, you would normally be paying $1300! Already priced at below $1000 for non-Platinum Club Members for a limited time, Platinum Club Members get all six products for a mere $199 during the sale period.

The products include:

Carrara 6.1 Pro with Non-linear animation, Dynamic Hair, and Displacement Modeling tools.

Hexagon 2.5, now with the DAZ Studio 3D Bridge, Sculpted Primities, Freehand Modeling brushes, and much more!

Bryce 6.1, the award-winning 3D modeling and animation package allowing you to make more realistic 3D environments.

Mimic Lite, that has made animating speech so enjoyable and easy.

Mimic Pro, providing an advanced environment for easily creating and editing facial animation sequences.

Mimic Pro for LightWave, for those who love to use Lightwave and Mimic, but are tired of not being able to use them together.

Don't miss out on this chance to stimulate your 3D art skills and save a whole lot of loot!

Click on the image to be taken to DAZ3D!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Field Day at the Elementary schoo!

Yep, today is field day at the school and John is psyched, even though you can't tell by the photo because he is squinting from the son. LOL He made that tye dye shirt and I had to wash it 5 times with dishwashing liquid and let it air dry before he could wear it today. Between the shirt and the hair he looks like a 70's throw back LMBO.

School is over May 30th, they go in for like 1/2 a day and that's it. I can't believe it, the year went fast.

Charles has to finish up his Science Fair project this week and then thankfully that will be out of the way. I hate Science Fair projects, from a parents point of view. Especially when you have a child that says "I got it, don't worry" PFFFTTT Be afraid, be very afraid lol.

Have a great day!

Monday, May 5, 2008

Bling Freebie!

I was playing around in one of my programs making doodles and what nots and made these little guys. I thought they would be cute for your teen layouts or even layouts about chats etc. I was going to put them up in my store but figured since I had been out of it for so long when I was in the hospital that I would give them to you instead. I hope you enjoy them. As usual PLEASE no file sharing. If you think someone would like these send them here to my blog to download them. You can click on the image to be taken to the download ;)

And here's a little closeup for you ;)


Caught on Tape!

My DS Charles & his friend Robie at our house Friday night! This was great and I just had to share it with you! We had a fun filled weekend as you can see by this video and this was just the beginning!


Saturday night was the Prom/Informal/Semi-Formal/Casual "Let's go to the Hop - Dance LOL. Doesn't he look so handsome?

The Principal was really impressed by his shorter hair, fitting clothes and the tie LOL I really made him go, he didn't want to. When we picked him up he thanked us up and down for making him go LOL Apparently he got to DJ for a while and had a ton of fun dancing with everyone there.

We had another visitor Saturday night. Now mind you we just saw "The Mist" about 2 or 3 weeks ago (Stephen King Movie) so when we saw something flutter past our door and slam into it that movie was the first thing that popped into our minds. But it turned out to be this little (BIG) guy. Isn't he cool?

OK well I have other things to do right now. CYA!

Friday, May 2, 2008

Pass this on!

I don't usually post stuff like this on my blog since it came through an e-mail but this one is realy important!

Yesterday, both the U.S. House of Representative and the U.S. Senate introduced two versions of the orphan works bill. Both the Senate version, S.2913, and the House version, H.R.5889 are very similar in nature and closely mirror the Orphan Works Act of 2006.


Find your representative:
http://www.usa. gov/Contact/ Elected.shtml

To get the attention of your representatives, you need to
immediately do ALL FOUR of the following steps:

1. Call the representative and give the bill numbers and say I oppose this (You'll get someone who works for your representative and they will log your address and your pro/con feedback.)

2. email your representative

3. Overnight or priority mail a snail mail letter

4. Fax a letter

Get as many signatures as possible on the paper copies. Do all 4 steps if you want to be heard!

There is a small window of time to voice your opposition
usually the best time to act is in the 48 hours following the release of the bill number!

Here is a sample letter you can edit and send to your local and/orstate representatives and Senators. These letters work best when you make your point clear, do not curse, and make them aware that you live in their district or state and can vote for or against them.

Feel free to make this personal with your story on how the Orphan Works legislation will harm your income. Stories are incredibly powerful.

Faxes work better than e-mails, as e-mails are too easy to delete.

Congressman/ Congresswoman/ Senator (their name)
(their contact info)
Fax: (their fax number)

Re: The Orphan Works legislation

Dear (their name),

My name is (your name) and I live in (your city, state). After reading about the Orphan Works bill, I am shocked and outraged that this could happen in our country.

This Orphan Works legislation, if passed, will severely impact my income and life as an artist. Not only will it give license for others to legally steal and use my work for free, it will be virtually impossible for me to afford the time and money to register my creations in all the potential new registries.

(your personal story if you wish. It should show hardship under the new bill)

I strongly urge you to vote AGAINST the Orphan Works bill and protect my rights, my copyrights, to all that I have and will create.

Thank you.


(your name)
(your address)


Thursday, May 1, 2008

Here's the Skinny!

I have a lot to tell you for this weekend coming up. As you probably already know it's NSB on May 3rd - which is Saturday. Here's what I have for you:

May 2nd - May 4th - DIVINE DIGITAL Grab Bag Sale!!
Head on over to Divine Digital for our 3 day sale on all Personal Use & Commercial Use Grab Bags! I will have one of each for you ;)

I have a Sale going on at all 3 of my stores!! From now until Midnight EST May 3rd you can get as much as 50% off of all my Designs! My Commercial Use items are at least 20% off and most of my Personal Use Designs are at least 40% off!

Here is a special treat for you. This is the link to the new Stone Accents Studio Newsletter! Usually you have to be signed up to get the e-mail and the link to the Newsletter but this month we are giving it to you so you can check it out!


OK Gotta go for now! Happy Scrapping!