Thursday, July 31, 2008

Where did the week go?

I can't believe it's Thursday already. WOW! I have a bunch of things going on starting this weekend so be sure to check back to keep up on everything. As of right now here's the scoop:

Today is the last day to get in on my SAS-Y Impromptu Challenge over at Stone Accents Studio. Tomorrow starts a brand new one so if you were wanting that posting bonus be sure to get in on it today with your layout!

Also, here is the link for the SAS-Y Newsletter! Yep, you know what that means, FREEBIES!!! But don't forget it also means a heads up on all the great new Designs, Sals and new challenges! Here's the lnk:


Starting tomorrow - August 1 come see what is UNDER THE BIG TOP at Divine Digital! Yep this month is a circus of elements and papers for you everyday! And, since there is an odd number of days - the last day is a triple whammy and you will get downloads from Myself, Wetfish Designs and CraftyBloss! 31 days of Circus fun so don't miss a day! Here's a little preview of what's coming up:

Oh and can you say sale?

Gotta run till tomorrow!!!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Wooden CU Freebie!

Here is a little Commercial Use Freebie for you. Yes, you read that right Commercial Use is ok. Included is a complete wooden alpha and numbers, a wooden prong, wooden tag and wooden puzzle piece. Also included is a pair of Wooden Styles ;) Please click on the image to be taken to your download and remember NO FILE SHARING.

Have a great day!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Crazy Week

Well last week ended with a bang and this week has been a little nuts too. But, if you are a regular reader of my blog then you know that that is pretty much par for the course anyway. Last Thursday our supposedly brand new washing machine broke down. We have since found out that the machine is over a year old and therefore we are out of the original warranty - although covered with an extended one. Friday we came home from the coffee shop (which closed on Saturday as you know) and our lawn mower was missing from our yard. We had it on the side of the house because the people we bought it from were supposed to be picking it up to fix it. Alex figured they came and got it so when he saw them on Saturday he said "Oh you guys picked up the lawnmower huh?" He said the woman's eyes went wide and she said no. SOOOOoooo someone stole our lawn mower. Serves the SOBs right though because it was broken anyway. Sunday I got the call from Doreen about the Coffee Cabinet closing. ENOUGH I say already this is ridiculous. This week has been filled with running around trying to get internet and when we found internet at the library I have had issues trying to upload and download so I have been ripping my air out. So my time has been thin and I apologize. Hopefully we will have some sort of a schedule set up starting next week and regularity will become a welcome addition. Pffftt, regularity lol.

I have a freebie almost done being packed up so Monday I should be able to upload it and post it for you all. It is a Commercial Use Freebie so you may want to keep an eye out for it. I have some other ones too. I also have a slew of new items inmy boutiques that will be in by next week. For now though I have to go. We are going to the St Patrick's Picnic tonight and probably tomorrow. It's a large picnic which even made it into the Guiness Book of World Records one year. More HERE

OK on our way. Have an awesome weekend!

Monday, July 21, 2008

They closed and I am SOL

Saturday morning the coffee shop closed. It's actually very sad for them and it makes me so angry because of how it all came about. They are such nice people and were the first ones to offer a kind word and big smile when we moved here to TN. Please, I know that everything happens for a reason but I have said a couple of prayers for them already. If you get a minute please say one for them too?

As for me of course it's a mini disaster. Right now I am at Dunkin Donuts about 40 minutes from my house. We are hopefully going to get wireless internet for my laptop on Friday, unfortunately now there is no unlimited access it's only 5GB lol. Oh well, at least it's something for now. Until we get the card and/or something better I will have to work this way. Break my time up between at home, the library and whatever free wifi I can find.

Thank you all for all the lovely comments on the Spring Fairy kit, I am glad you are all enjoying it ;) I also wanted to let you know that right now I don't have time to change my sale prices at Divine and all of my new items are on sale at Stone Accents Studio right now for 50% off so it would be a good time for you to clean out your wishlists. No telling when this week I will have the time to fix everything up. Be sure to drop on over to Tracy's Blog and Doreen's Blog the girls always have some chuckles and some freebies for you ;)

OK I gotta run. Thank you all again and take care! See you soon! (I hope lol)

Friday, July 18, 2008

Summer Fairy Freebie

Summer is almost over already I can't believe it. School starts again in a few weeks and our schedules will change again. So I made this pretty little fairy - with the help of DAZ Studio - and made this mini kit for you all. Please remember NO FILE SHARING, this kit is for PERSONAL USE ONLY.

You can click on the image to be taken to the download ;)

Thursday, July 17, 2008

SAS-Y Newsletter & More!

OH MY Miss Julie is feeling mighty generous again! She has decided to let us share the newest Newsletter Link with all of you! You know what that means right? Great news, fun and FREEBIES!


Check out what's new in my Boutique!

There are more items the next post down too ;) I know I had said 17 new items and there are only 12 but I haven't gotten the rest packed up yet. Tomorrow is the last day I will be able to come to the coffee shop so I am running ragged. I got up late this morning because I have only had about 9 hours sleep over the past 3 days so today I won't be able to get as much done as I had hoped. I am trying to upload a few freebies for you too so that I can just get online and post the links later. I may have one for you today ;)

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

What's Happening

I have been busy, busy, busy and to tell the truth I haven't been to bed since 9:30 yesterday morning. And to top that off I went to bed at 3 am so I am dog tired. But being as how my Coffee Shop here in town is closing and my internet service will therefor be hiccuping for awhile I am trying to get as much done as possible. They are closing next Tuesday and that doesn't give me much time. Well anyway, here is the scoop as to what is going on.

Over at Stone Accents check out my new Impromptu Challenge which will be starting today ;) Be sure to get on over to check it out and get this Posting Bonus for Participating:

Over at Divine Digital:

I have left my Grab Bag sealed up and it's still only $3 so be sure to grab it before I change my mind ;) I also have a Personal Grab Bag which is over 100 megs for only $2!

OK Here are some of my new items which should be in my boutiques by tomorrow ;)

HUFF HUFF PUFF LOL I just noticed I made a boo boo on the preview and it doesn't say Paper Jewels 2 I forgot the 2. Sigh. ANYWAY I have at least 6 more Commercial Use items coming up for you tomorrow too. I just have to finish doing the previews and packing them up. So, is 14 new Commercial Use items enough for you? PLUS the 3 new items that are in my Grab Bag. So really that's 17 new Commercial Use items!

OK I have a lot to do so I will be back either later or tomorrow. Have a great afternoon!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Grab Bag Sale this weekend!

and I have 2 Grab Bags for you! The first is a Commercial Use one for $3 and the second is a Personal Use Grab Bag for only $2!!

Have an awesome weekend!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Happy Tuesday!

Wow a three day weekend that flew by then a Monday that came and went unbelievably quick and now it's Tuesday already. Sheesh. OK let's see what I have. I have a few new designs hitting the store. These are the Add-On Elements and Guys pack to my Goth Series:

Now I made so much of this design that I couldn't possibly get it all into the store. Last time I checked there was over 150 megs of designs here and that was in addition to the "Oh My Goth" kit which is already in the store. I had a lot of fun with this set. Thanks to everyone who left me such nice comments on that kit. I am glad you liked it ;)

This is a part which I decided not to sell but I will offer it up for anyone who buys 2 of my Goth Sets. So, if you buy "Oh My Goth" and either the Add-On Elements or the "Oh My Goth - Guys" before July 31 and send me a copy of your invoices I will send you the link to this kit - "Oh My Goth - Friends"

Coming up this weekend is the Divine Digital Grab Bag Sale so don't miss out ;)

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Fourth of July Pre-Weekend Post

Come over the our Fourth of July sale at Divine Digital and get as much as 75% off! This is the time to shop till you drop and clean out those wishlists! Find my Boutique here:



Find my Boutique here:


Here is the link to this month's SAS-Y Newsletter.


There are lots of freebies, new kit previews and fun in this edition too!

Have a safe & healthy Holiday weekend!

See you all on Monday!!

Happy Birthday America Part 4 Freebie

OK here is the final part of this mega kit. It includes a quickpage and 13 elements. Remember to grab all 4 parts of this kit as it will be going into my boutiques on Monday for $6.98 and the links here will be removed NO FILE SHARING, please send people here to download. Click on the image to be taken to your download.

I hope you have enjoyed these downloads and this kit. I wish everyone a very happy and healthy 4th of July and Canada Day!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Sales this weekend & a new kit!

Just a quick heads up as to the sales we will be running for the 4th of July Weekend and and introduction to my new kit - "Oh My Goth"

50% off all my Designs at Stone Accents Studios!

50%-75% off my Designs over at Divine Digital.

More tomorrow ;)

Food of the Gods

Anyone besides us remember that movie? Horror movie, enormous rats eating people because of a pesticide or something? Yeah well this is our own little version. I had planted tomatoes, basil, green bell peppers and jalapenos. The tomatoes were growing like crazy and two days ago we noticed that something was eating the tops of the plants. I figured it was deer since it was only at the tops that we saw it. We saw small black droppings near the plant but at first figured it was from the couple of frogs that hang out there as well. WRONG. Alex makes this concoction to keep the ants away and was going out front to put it there under the front stairs. Suddenly I hear him say "Oh HOLEY Cow!" He comes back in the front door and says that there are big green caterpillars eating the tomatoes. I sighed and said well take him off. He says "No, you don't get it, it's huge and creepy" So I go outside and take a look and yep they are big and creepy but hey they're eating my dang tomatoes and now with the "Tomatoe Famine" as I call it (and being half Italian lol) I am royally ticked off that this sucker is eating my plant. Look at this little beastie -

Turns out it's called a Tomatoe Horn Worm. They aren't even a caterpillar that turns into a pretty butterfly - WHAT NERVE! They turn into what's known as a Hummingbird Moth. Here's a pic which I found on - all rights remain theirs.

So anyway I was annoyed and - according to my son - I have more testosterone than most of the men he knows - so I grabbed a hold of this little creep and flung him about 20 feet. I was feeling much satisfaction until I saw another one. ARGH!! I went to grab him and the sucker turned on me - I assumed to bite me cause hey - ya know - survival of the fittest - so I yelled at him "Don't you try to bite me you little tomato monger!" And I chucked him over with his friend. But that is not the end of the story. There were 7 of these little buggers! I was livid, the third and fourth ones must have heard their friends screams or something because I had to yank them off the plant. And their bodies are squishy. They feel like those stress tubes filled with water. I didn't want to hurt them really I just wanted to get them out of my garden. Well number 3 wasn't so lucky cause I swear I poked through him when I ripped him off. I turn around and..... wait, let me preface my next statement with this one. Alex is very calm, VERY mellow - the total opposite of me. He has the patience of a saint really and does all of the manly things that a man is supposed to. Now with that being said I will continue my story. I turn around after ripping off number four and pitching him like Mike Piazza to Clemens - and there, standing in front of me, WITH GLOVES ON - is Alex. I said "You have GOT to be kidding me!" sigh. I said "Fine Tarzan you rip off the rest of them." So I hunted and he ripped and tossed. And just because I am a sadistic woman I had Alex collect them after we made sure there were no more and dropped them in front of one of our trees which has a birds nest and I yelled "Come and get it!"

So this is what my poor Tomato plants look like now:

I took 4 tomatoes off and there are approximately 15 more on there and seemingly untouched. So we will be keeping an extra special eye on the garden for the next week or two.

OK I gotta run and get some things done ;) I will be putting together a post regarding special sales and what not this weekend so keep checking back.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

HB America Part 3

Here is Part 3 of my new Happy Birthday America Mega Kit. Please remember the rules, NO FILE SHARING, NO making quickpages etc and giving them away. This kit is for PERSONAL USE ONLY.

I am speeding up the downloads because I just realized I won't be able to post on Friday since the coffee shop we come to will be closed! ACK lol. Enjoy!