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Saturday, July 12, 2008


So, I've decided to go exclusive at Scraporchard!!! While I'm TOTALLY excited about this, I'm also sad that I'll need to pull out of my other stores, Designing-Moments (love ya, Carla!!!), and Benevolent Boutique (you too, Crystal!!!). Anne, from Benevolent Boutique, approached me a few days ago about doing a Designer Collab with her new kit, and I had to tell her that I'd gone exclusive. BUT, I made her 2 WordArts to give away as freebies on her blog (not sure when that is happening, though), and kept one for myself to give away on my blog! So, you all get free REALLY COOL WordArts :) ha!

Here's the one that I kept for you guys. Isn't it fun!!! Just click on the WordArt below to go to my 4shared account to download the PNG file, and leave some love if you like my work.

Smiles - AKFrivolity (yeah, it's probably not spelled right - oops)

Plus, you can click here to go and check out Anne's blog at Creative Dreams

Friday, July 11, 2008

Son/Sun Shine

OK, I just want you all to know how organized and prepared I am (LMBO!!!!!). Well, TODAY anyway :) ha! I am writing this part of the post on last Sunday! Yep, that's right - I got a TON of WordArt requests done all at once, and now I'll have more designing time during the week. Well, that's the theory at least - lol! Funny how even with the best laid plans, life gets in the way. Pesky life! Ha!

Fast forward to present time - ha! Gotta love Blogger's pre-publish thing! The kids and I watched a FABULOUS movie last night. "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium". Who knew it was gonna be so good! It was a bit weird at the beginning, but turned out to be a GREAT show. We rented it at the RedBox in our local Wal-mart. It just came in last week. RedBox is cool, by the way. Give it a try if you've got one near you!!!

This WordArt request is for Carrie, who thought it would be good for boys and summer. Well, I know there's some of you out there who don't have boys, so I made a "sun" one too! Now everyone's happy!

Click on the image below to go to my 4shared account to download the png file, and leave some love if you like and appreciate my wordart :)

you, are, my - Amelie
son, sun, shine - Pharmacy

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Tiny Hands Forever

OK, bear with me here:) I just had to share some Before/After pictures from this diet that my hubby and I have been on for the last 8 weeks or so. It's really working well.

Wow, I can't believe I'm posting this "before" pic of us. These were taken on in North Carolina at my in-laws house on Christmas of 2007. Just 7 months ago. Wow! Captain America was weighing 255 lbs, and I was...um...do I post my weight? OK, just keep in mind that I'm 5'8", and hold my weight well (LOL!). I was 194 lbs.

And these were taken yesterday, at an activity we took the kids to. The Columbus, Ohio zoo had a zoo keeper and a few animals come and do a presentation to the kids in the area. It was really neat. Anyway, here we are now. Captain America is weighing 204 lbs (WOW!!!), and I am 166 lbs (I'm pretty thin at 155). I'm getting close to my goal, and I"m pretty excited :) In case you're interested, we're doing the "1st Personal Diet" by Dr. Cohen. It's very exacting, and a bit costly, but IT WORKS!!! and that's the important part :)

OK, back to WordArt :) Now before you start with the requests (lol!), this is all I'm doing - There's one for grandma, grandpa, mom, and dad. You can make it work - LMBO!!! This WordArt request is from Jana. Don't you just love how it turned out? (wow, that sounded vain - oops :)

Click on the image below to go to my 4shared account to download the zip file containing all 4 PNG files, and leave some love if you like my work.

Tiny, hands - LainieDaySH
Forever - Impact

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

2 Collaboration Kits

Yeah! I have 2 new Collab Kits hitting the store this Friday (but again, you can get it early here!!!).

This first one is using Ellie Lash's She Dreams kit (available currently at scraporchard). Isn't it fabulous! She does amazing work. The WordArt is dream themed. AND, it's on sale till next week :)

This one is done using Ziggle Design's Good Night(releasing this Friday at Scraporchard). What a sweet kit! It was a TON of fun to work with - lots of fun textures!!!

Seize the Moment

Well, we're 1/2 way through the week already (have you noticed that the older we get, the faster time seems to go - holy cow!). I'm hoping to have a nice relaxing day at home today. Walking to the library with the kids at lunchtime, and designing in the afternoon. What could be better :) Don't you just LOVE summer!!!

Oh yeah, and make sure you check out my new Elegant WordArt by Bethany @ Scraporchard blinkie! Alice did a FABULOUS job on it. Isn't it pretty :)

WordArt Wednesday, yet again! Aren't you excited (OK, so maybe not so much with the excitement - lol!) But, it is a COOL WordArt :)

Ha! I even spelled seize right :) lol! I first had it sieze, and i just knew that something was wrong - hehehe. I thought that it turned out pretty well :) This request is from Tina. What a great saying!!! Lovin' it :)
Click HERE to go to Scraporchard and download the file. Remember, you have to be registered with the gallery to get the freebie :)

Seize, the - Al Sandra
Moment - Pharmacy

Ha! I knew those fonts by heart, and didn't need to look them up - hehehe

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

New Kits!!!

Thanks so much to ALL of you who gave such WONDERFUL suggestions for the name of my new kit. I decided to go with "Life's Lessons", suggested by :

and KW

You three are the winners :) LOVIN' the name! I'll have to remember to ask ya'll when I get in a bind again! You guys rock!!!

So, here are a few of my new WordArt packs for this week (yep, what with my hubby being gone and all, I put all my "sad" energy into designing - yeah!). I may have a collab with Kami of Ziggle Designs, and one with Ellie Lash done before the Wed. night deadline too! Wow, that would be 5 for this week :) I'm on a roll - lol!

As always, the release in the Orchard on Friday, but because I LIKE YOU ALL so much, you can pick them up early (and on sale for 20% off) here!

And, in case you were wondering, yes, my hubby did make it home last night. Not till about 10:35 or so, but he did make it home. We had a fun day together with the kids, even went to the park for a bit. But, he had to leave at 4:30pm to go on another overnight trip. Man! This one is only till tomorrow evening though. That's more do-able! LOL :)

Living With Children

So, as I'm writing this post, it's Monday night at 10:35pm, and my hubby is STILL NOT HOME from his trip. I've been waiting all day for him to come home, and he's STILL NOT HERE! OK, I'm done being home alone :) I think I'll take tomorrow off :) Ha!

This WordArt request comes from Kristen. Yes, this is true - I can DEFINITELY attest to it :) Boy, are the days long sometimes, but I sure wouldn't trade it for the world. I DEARLY love all 5 of my children, and am so glad and blessed that they are in my life.

Click on the image below to go to my 4shared account to download the PNG file, and leave some love if you like my work :)

Living, with - Pupcat
Children - Love Ya Like A Sister

Monday, July 7, 2008

Name My New WordArt Pack, AND WIN!!!

OK, you guys, I need your help :) I have this AWESOME new WordArt pack hitting the Orchard on Friday (and yeah, I'm gonna post it here early), but I don't have a name for it. All my other WordArt packs were easy to name, but I'm having a hard time coming up with this one.

So, I want you guys to come up with a name for my WordArt pack. ______ WordArt Pack. Hmmmm, wonder what it will be? Just leave a comment here to name it, and I'll look over them, and pick my favorite on Wednesday. And, that lucky (and creative) person will WIN THIS WORDART PACK! Aren't you excited to play!!!

So get your creative juices flowing, and have at it :)

WordArt Drawing Winner!!!

OK, it's time to announce the winner of my "buy a wordart pack and be entered into a drawing" contest (yeah, surely there's a better name for it that THAT!). The winner of the $5.00 coupon to my store is......

Darci!!! Way to go, girl!

And, because my hubby is coming home today, and I'm in a good mood (LOL), I'm giving away 2 $2.50 coupons to my store too! And, those winners are......

Jennifer from Texas - and
Linda from Niagara Falls

I'm emailing you guys with your coupons!!! Thanks for playing, you guys :)

Know You Care

Hi again! Did we all survive the weekend? We faired well at our house :) Just a nice relaxing time - nothing too stressful - And, I managed to keep up with most of the housework. If any of you knew me in real life, you'd know what an accomplishment that was! LOL :) AND, my hubby may be coming home TONIGHT!!!!!!!!! (can you tell I'm excited!!!)

This WordArt request is from Kittie. And how true it is :) Especially as a parent, I think. We need to remember that our children are little people, just like us. They want to know that someone loves them most, and once they feel that way, they'll be much more apt to listen to what we tell them :)

Click on the image below to go to my 4shared account to download the png file, and leave some love if you like me work. :)

Know - Impact
You, Care - LaurenScript

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Something To Say

What a nice, relaxing Saturday we had. We didn't really do anything, but it was very enjoyable :) Since Doctor Who is our ALL TIME FAVORITE TV SHOW, the boys and I thought it would be fun to make a banner/blinkie thing with all the villans, and then the doctor at the end. It's over under my other blinkies. That took all morning to make, though. The boys LOVED it! It really was a good "big kid" project with mom :)

We watched the Spiderwick Chronicles this evening. It was pretty good! I'd definitely watch it again :) But then again, I'm a HUGE sci-fi/fantasy fan, so this was right up my alley :) All in all, it was a GREAT day :)

This WordArt request is from Nicole - I hope you don't mind that I changed it a bit. I thought that this made the wordart stronger. Artistic license, i guess :) lol! Nicole wanted it for her son who is non-verbal and has cerebral palsy. I thought that it would also be good for little children, before they can talk. Or for teens "too cool" to talk. Lots of possibilities, really :)

Click on the image below to go to my 4shared account and download the png file, and leave some love if you like my work.

Something - Tingle Institute