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Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas Is Coming Contest!

I hope that everyone is having a great Christmas! This is a pre-published post to let you all know about my contest! All you have to do to win my new kit, CHRISTMAS IS COMING is scroll down a few posts and find the original post about this contest. Go to the comment section and tell me what your favorite Christmas memory or tradition is. Then on January 2nd, when I finally get my internet back after my big move, I will randomly choose 1 person to win the kit! So... you better hurry and post those memories if you want a chance to win!


Thursday, December 18, 2008


GUESS WHAT? I have a new store! Yay! It's named AdVENturous Scraps and today is the GRAND OPENING! Make sure you head on over to the store for some great opening day deals and steals!


Wednesday, December 17, 2008


I have to say that I am very hurt and dissapointed! I just received a phone call from my friend who told me that she just checked my blog and there was a very "hurtful" comment on todays post. I checked it and indeed there was. It was left by some coward who wouldn't even identify themselves. I offer my products from the goodness of my heart and offer them as freebies so all who wants them can enjoy them. If you don't like what I offer, you DON'T have to download it. I have had this blog now for a year and have NEVER had any complaints about my work, it's quality, or what I have been offering. I am in the process of moving today but I just had to address this issue. I receive hundreds of comments and emails from my followers who say that they love and appreciate my work. Thanks to all of you! You all rock!

APPLES AND APRONS COLLAB KIT by the Designers at Pretty Scrappy

Even though I am soooo busy in preperation of my big move tomorrow, I just couldn't resist telling you all about this great new collab kit from the Designers at Pretty Scrappy! This time we've done a cooking themed kit titled Apples and Aprons. It's a great kit packed full of down-home cooking goodness! Make sure you follow the train to get your very special recipe cards.

I had a really cute set of recipe cards for you all today, but with the move, my computer is already packed up so i'm using the hubby's... instead of the recipe cards, I have a set of kitchen themed clipart for you! These will be a great accompanyment to the whole Apples and Aprons kit. Enjoy!

Click HERE to download the cutie clipart set!

Monday, December 15, 2008

BLOG ON VACATION!!! Christmas Contest!

Hi Everyone, I am writing this note for you all today to let you know that my Blog will be on Vacation until January 2nd, 2009. I am moving into the new house and will not have internet until after the holidays. I hope that everyone will have a very safe and happy holiday season! I will not have freebies for you throughout this time but will have lots of great ones in the new year! Don't forget to go to Pretty Scrappy and register in the forum so you can take part in my PLAY WITH WORDS challenge. I have a beautiful wordart for you to use in the challenge.

I feel kinda bad that I won't have any Christmas goodies for you all sooooo...... I have created a new kit called CHRISTMAS IS COMING! If you want to get this great kit for FREE,
all you have to do is post a comment telling me what your favorite Christmas Memory or Tradition is. When I return on January 2nd, I will randomly choose 1 person to get CHRISTMAS IS COMING for free! This kit will be perfect for scrapping all of those holiday layouts!

Here is a preview of the kit!

I wish you all a very safe and happy holiday season! Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 12, 2008

LATE BLACK FRIDAY SALE...New Wordart Freebie

I don't know what happened yesterday... I had set my blog up to pre-publish but for some reason, it didn't and when I realsized that it wasn't set up, it was past 10:00 last night. Ooopps! So... today you will get 2 freebies! Yay! But first, I have some business to conduct LOL.

It's Pretty Scrappy Black Friday!!! We were in the middle of a big server switch on Black Friday but you didn't think we would let you miss out on the huge savings from Pretty Scrappy did you? Our designers have tons of items for you to stock up on this weekend at unbelievable prices! Check out our "Black Friday" special $1, $2, $3 and $4 categories and save all weekend long!

Here's what I have on sale! All of my wordart packs are $1! All of my Christmas Printables are $1! You can buy my kit Happy Fall Y'All for only $2. And while you're in the buying mood, you can also get my Happy Fall Y'All Sticker pack and my I believe in Santa Claus Sticker pack for $1 too. And as a little something special.... my new kit WINTER WONDERZ is also $2. This sale will only last until Sunday night soooo... head on over to my store and pick up some of these great deals. Click HERE to go to my Pretty Scrappy Store!

So... as promised here are 2 wordart freebies. These are perfect for those layouts featuring your Christmas Eve and Christmas Morning activities. I know that I've already started a layout for Christmas Morning using my new kit Winter Wonderz. Who knows... maybe before Christmas i'll be giving you all a little Christmas gift using my new kit. Hint, hint! LOL. Enjoy.

ps: Don't forget to head over to the Pretty Scrappy forum and enter my PLAY WITH WORDS challenge.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


I have a treat for you all today... It's my first challenge in the forums of Pretty Scrappy. It's called PLAY WITH WORDS! Basically, here's what you do:

1. If you haven't registered for the forum at Pretty Scrappy yet, do that first.
2. Find my challenge PLAY WITH WORDS.
3. Download the wordart.
4. Create a layout using the wordart.
5. Post the layout in the same thread.

How simple and fun is this? Each participant will receive 50 points for entering the challenge. 50 points equals 50 cents. (See the explanation in the forum for the point system) Also as a little extra something something... I will choose my favorite layout and you will get a one time use coupon for 50% OFF an order in my store. Yay!

Oh yeah... if you enter all challenges in the forum this month, you'll get a 75 point bonus!

If you download the wordart, Please create a layout for the challenge! This is going to be so much fun! I can't wait to see those layouts!

Here is a preview of this months wordart.

I will not be offering a freebie today... if you want one though... go to the forum, download this one, and create a layout for the challenge!
Click HERE to go to the Pretty Scrappy Forum!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


This is going to be a quick post this morning... I have a lot of errands to run today and I have to get ready to go and then get the kids ready too. It is going to be a busy morning but I should be back home again by lunchtime and in time for the kiddos naps. Here is a little wordart for you all. Enjoy.


Monday, December 8, 2008


I hope that you all had a great weekend. We did. On Saturday we took the kids shopping for Christmas presents. I'm almost finished! I just have a few more to get and then all we have to do is move into the new house and put up the Christmas Tree so we have a place to put all the presents. LOL. I also got my hair cut! My hair was fairly long and stretched down my back... now its above the shoulders and layered. I was so sick of always having to wear my hair up. This is a very welcomed change. I'm going to try and post a few new pics soon so you'll get to see the new "Do". Sunday was a very lazy day. It snowed here in Calgary so we stayed home and watched Christmas shows with the kids. We had a great supper, watched more TV and then got the kids off to bed for the night. Ahhh.... sleep!

I had some internet difficulties the past few days so I haven't been able to do much online. It gave me a chance to complete some new wordart for you all. I am continuing on with the clipart/doodle/christmas stuff. I really liked the way todays turned out. Enjoy. And be sure to leave a little love when you download.


I have been hard at work for a while now trying to get some new kits done. With the kids, the preparation for the move, preparation for Christmas... I have been finding it hard to find the time but... HERE IS MY NEW KIT: WINTER WONDERZ! I just love how this one turned out. It's packed full of winter goodness. Check out the preview.

Click HERE to go to my store at Pretty Scrappy and to buy my new kit! It's only $3.99. WOW! That's a great deal!
* All elements not shown on preview.

Thursday, December 4, 2008


There will be no post today due to internet difficulties. Check back tomorrow for a new Christmas Wordart Freebie!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

I'VE BEEN TAGGED!!! Santa Claus is Coming!

I'VE BEEN TAGGED!!! Melanie from 88DesignsByMel tagged me on her blog today. Here are the rules:

1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog (this is what you are now reading).
3. List 6 random things about yourself.
4. Tag 6 people at the end of your post.
5. Let each person know they have been tagged and leave a comment on their blog.

So... Here are 6 random things about me.

1. I have a dog named HOBO and cat named Kitty.
2. I have never had a broken bone.
3. I just bought a new house.
4. I love to sing, and i'm quite good if I do say so myself.
5. My favorite thing to eat is rice.
6. I am accident prone! If there is something to trip on, or bang into, or fall over, i'll do it. LOL.

Now... here are the people i'm tagging!

1. Chanin at Snowflake Beach Designs:
2. Sandy at Angel Kisses:
3. Mel from Sweet As Mel:
4. Linda from Scrapping Corner:
5. Jamie Lee from Jamie Lee:

I don't mean to sound like a broken record but.... it's time for a freebie! Yay!
Last night I was flicking though the tv channels trying to find something Christmasy to watch with the kids and I found one of my favorite Christmas shows from when I was a kid... Santa Claus is coming to town! I was so excited to be able to sit with my kids and watch something I would watch when I was little. I remembered that I hadn't made a wordart for today so... Here it is! Enjoy!


Tuesday, December 2, 2008

PRETTY SCRAPPY BLOG TRAIN!!! Plus New Wordart and December Bookmark Freebies!

Again, the designers at Pretty Scrappy are doing a blog train for this month's collab kit. Hop aboard the train and visit the designers web sites for brag book pages or add-ons to the Changing Seasons kit.

Follow the train here:
Brittney Ferguson Designs


And here you go... MY FREEBIE BRAG BOOK PAGES! Enjoy. And be sure when you hop onto the train and you get to your next stop, leave a little Love!

When ever I get the chance I love to sit down with a cup of tea and a good book. These days those precious moments are very few and far between. With kids, a household to run, a Hubby to look out to, and just the general crazyness of my life, I don't get to read much. I am not one to make any New Year resolutions but hopefully in the new year, I would love each day to sit down with that tea and a good book and have a few minutes of quiet reading time. I thought that you might enjoy this cute little bookmark I made. I am going to try and have one ready for you all on or around the first of each month! Let me know what you think of this one, I thought it was pretty cute! Enjoy! I am also including a new Rudolph the red nosed reindeer wordart for you all. WOW! 2 cuties today. You are all soooo lucky! LOL. I have included them both on the preview but there are 2 seperate downloads.


Monday, December 1, 2008


I hope that everyone had a great weekend. Mine was very relaxing. On Saturday we took the kids out for lunch at McDonalds. Everytime we've asked Emma if she wanted to go to McDonalds to eat she always sings E.I.E.I.O.... it is so cute! Emma and Aiden love their Chicken McNuggets! Emma ate 6 of them with about 15 fries. Aiden ate 4 and about 25 fries! WOW that little guy can eat! I had a Big Mac and the Hubby had a Double Quarter Pounder with Cheese. We try not to eat takeout since we started our "DIET" but we were craving burgers. And of course, after the Mickey D's, we had to go to Tim Hortons for a large double double! I think that I am seriously addicted to Tim's coffee. LOL. And of course, while we were out, we had to drive by the new house. LOL. I wish that it was the 18th so we could get moved!

On Sunday we decided we would have family movie day. The kids took early naps so they were ready to watch movies after lunch. The first movie was "Rudolph". Not the original claymation type one, but the new one with the voices of John Goodman and Whoppi Goldberg. The kids loved it and we enjoyed it too. The next movie was "Christmas With The Cranks". It was great! The kids played through most of that one but they stopped on occasion to have a look. We then had a yummy supper with steak, potatoes, carrots, and whole mushrooms! Aiden ate everything on his plate of course but we had to almostfight with Emma to get her to eat enough. She loves to eat but sometimes she needs a little encouragement. The Hubby was on his last night of on-call and wouldn't ya know it... he gets a call at almost 7:00 and he had to go in right away. SUCKS!!! I had to spend the rest of the night alone with the kids watching Treehouse TV. All in all though, we had a great weekend. I am really starting to get in the mood for Christmas and everyday keeps getting us closer and closer to the big day!

I am continuing on with the picture wordart. I know that I already gave you a I Beleive in Santa Claus wordart but, this one has a cute Santa! Enjoy!


Friday, November 28, 2008

FROSTY THE SNOWMAN: Black Friday Sale at Pretty Scrappy

WE GOT THE HOUSE!!!!!!!! I am so excited. We take posession on December 18th so we will definately be in the new house for Christmas! When I get moved in, I'll post some pics so you can see my new digs.

Are you looking for lots of super duper terrific sales? Well if you want a good way to stretch a buck today, head on over to my store at Pretty Scrappy. All of my wordart Packs are $1. All of my Christmas accessiories are $1. My kits are only $2. NOW THAT's WHAT I CALL SUPER DUPER TERRIFIC SAVINGS!!!! Make sure while you're over in my store,you go check out the rest of the talented designers at Pretty Scrappy too. They all have amazing sales too.

I hope that you like todays wordart freebie! I just adore the wonderful clipart available at Digi-Web Studio's. They are perfect for making wordart. I think for the next while i'll be giving away Christmas themed clipart wordart.Enjoy.

I would also like to say THANKS to everyone who has been leaving such wonderful comments on my blog lately! You all ROCK!!! It is so nice to read the appreciation. Keep it up!

Thursday, November 27, 2008


Good Morning! Hope that everyone slept well and are all rested and ready for the beautiful day ahead! I guess that all of my American blog followers are preparing for Thanksgiving today. HAPPY THANKSGIVING! As you can tell by my chipper disposition, I am in a great mood today! Aiden slept almost the whole night, so did Emma and so did I! Yay!!!! Also, I GOT MY NEW HOUSE!!!!!!!!!! My offer was accepted! All we need now is a home inspection and if all goes well, which it should, the house is only 5 months old, we'll be moving in before Christmas!!! I am so happy! It has the most beautiful fireplace in the living room. I can't wait to hang our stockings on it Christmas eve. Thinking about stockings gave me a great idea for a cute wordart.... enjoy.

Oh yeah... Melinda asked yesterday in the comments section what font I used in the Silent Night wordart... it is NEW ROMANTICS. I have used the same font on this wordart today.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Well... it looks like we are going to look at another house today. Our offer wasn't accepted on the last one. We countered twice but it just wasn't the right price. I am fairly optamistic about this new one today though. It's bigger and right in the middle of our price range. Unless something drastic happens ***cross your fingers*** we should be able to get this one. It is even on the same street. CROSS YOUR FINGERS!!!! WISH ME LUCK!!!

Here is todays wordart freebie. Enjoy.


Guess what.... I WON!!! What may you ask? I won a great new kit from Chanin at Snowflake Beach Designs. It's called GIVE THANKS. Here is the preview. If you wanted to buy her new kit, you can get it HERE. It's on sale now too. If you haven't checked out Chanin's Blog yet... Check it out. She has some great stuff.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


One of my favorite Christmas Songs has to be I BELIEVE IN SANTA CLAUS from Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton. Actually, I love all of the songs from that album and I can't wait for Christmas each year so I can start playing them. I thought that this song title would make a good wordart for you all. Enjoy.


Sunday, November 23, 2008

It's the most wonderful time of the year

Good Morning! I hope that everyone had a great weekend. We went house hunting again and I think I found the perfect house. It has 2 stories plus a basement. 3 bedrooms, 2&1/2 baths, living/dining room/kitchen open area. Fireplace, Garage. Oh yeah... the kitchen has a dishwasher!!!! I hate washing dishes! IT"S SO BEAUTIFUL!!!! We are putting in an offer today... so cross your fingers and send out those good house buying vibes. It would be so wonderful to be able to get in before Christmas and have it in our new house. I just found out too that my brother and his girlfriend will be spending Christmas with us this year. I am so happy. He has gone back home to Newfoundland for the past 3 Christmases. It will be so great to have family here this year. The kids will be so excited to have their Uncle Eldon here with them.

Does anyone have their Christmas shopping done yet? I don't even know where to start! I have 2 gifts for the kids but that's it. We went a little overboard last year so I promised myself that this year things will be a little cheaper. And with the economy so uncertain right now, i'll have to be extra careful. But... the one thing that I want this year is a new laptop. I have a desktop computer right now which is OK, but I need something a little more portable. Hubby was looking at some yesterday and thinks he has it narrowed down to 3 different models. He wants to take me out this week to choose the one I want. He is even going to get all of my files and programs transferred from my old one to the new one! Yay!!!... I won't have to do anything! Now the only thing I have to decide is... do I want it in Pink or Silver. LOL.

All this talk of presents is making me wish it was Christmas morning already! LOL. It really is the most wonderful time of the year... see how I worked that in for todays wordart freebie. LOL. Enjoy.


Friday, November 21, 2008


I'm having internet difficulties so there will be no post today. See you back here on Monday. Have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 20, 2008


It's THRIFTY THURSDAY at Pretty Scrappy! So that means that everything in the Thrifty Thursday section of the store is 50% OFF!!! That's a great deal! Here are the previews of what I have on sale today.

Make sure to check out the sales today. Click HERE to go to the PRETTY SCRAPPY Store.

I have a cute little wordart for you today. I made this one ages ago and misplaced it in my files. I had originally planned on selling it as part of a Wordart Pack, but I thought that you would like it. Let me know what you think. I love to read your comments. Be sure to write them below this post.


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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

THE BEGINNING OF ALL THINGS: Plus new wordart pack at Pretty Scrappy

Todays wordart is a request from Joseph in Portland. He is making a baby book for his grandbabies and wanted to use this beautiful quote. I'm sure that alot of you all will be able to use this one too. Enjoy.


Well it's Wednesday again... That means new wordart in my store at Pretty Scrappy!!! Todays new pack is all about the power of prayer. Check out the preview.

Click HERE to go to my store at Pretty Scrappy. This new pack is only $2.50, but if you buy it this week, you can get 25% OFF!!! Make sure you use coupon code IMD25PRAYER.
The discount will be applied upon checkout. ***This coupon code is valid until November 23rd at midnight.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


I had a rough night last night! Aiden was up a dozen times and would not go back to sleep. I'm so tired today that I can barely keep my eyes open. I think i'm gonna need a HUGE cup of black coffee to get the day started. I just don't know why he won't sleep. He's almost 16 months old but he still sleeps like a newborn. I just don't get it. We are supposed to go out looking at houses after the Hubby gets home from work today, but, I think all I want to do is sleep. LOL.

Todays wordart freebis is a request from Karen in Park City. She told me that this is one of her favorite quotes. It is great. She wanted a simple look for this one, she said no fancy fonts! I hope that this is what you had in mind Karen. Enjoy.


Monday, November 17, 2008


Happy Monday Morning!!! I hope that everyone had a great weekend! Mine was amazing. The Hubby and I took a little Anniversary getaway to Banff. It was so beautiful. The mountains were snow-covered and perfect. It was just cold enough that you needed a warm jacket on, but not too cold that you couldn't walk outside. We had a great weekend!

So... What do you think of the new look for my blog? I am calling it my Very Merry Happy Holiday Winter Look. LOL. I have used a combination of 2 kits for this new look. The first is from a freebie kit I download from Digitreats last winter called SNOW. I used the snowflake and the striped paper. The second kit is from Designs by Ann-Marie called Christmas Wrap. All other elements used are from this kit. It's AWESOME! Let me know what you think! I am still doing some fine tuning and tweaking to get just the right look.
Here is todays wordart freebie. It's so true! Enjoy.

To help celebrate the new look of my blog, I have created a QUICK PAGE for you all using the 2 kits I used on my blog. Enjoy!
Click HERE to download QP.

Friday, November 14, 2008


2 years ago for Christmas, I gave my Hubby a satelite radio. It has LOTS of channels so there is always something good to listen to. I was listening to a 90's station yesterday and I heard the song "It's a beautiful life" by the 90's band ACE OF BASE. I used to love those guys and remember many nights out clubbing and dancing to The Sign. WOW. Do I ever feel old. LOL. I thought that I could make a wordart from the title... so... here it is. Enjoy.

Click HERE to download file.

Thursday, November 13, 2008


I'm a little late getting my post out today. I have been trying for alomost 3 hours but I kept getting Blogger errors. So frustrating. I had a great post written about Aiden ans his sleep schedule, but after the 5th or 6th time I just gave up on the long post. So... here is todays freebie. Enjoy.
Click HERE to download file.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

WHAT A SWEETIE: New wordart freebie PLUS: New Wordart in my store

Well it's Wednesday again... so that means new wordart in my Pretty Scrappy Store! I have 3 new packs for you all today. Each one with a Christmas theme. They are perfect for all of your Holiday layouts. I have also include a Holiday Sentiments pack which would be great to use on your Christmas and Holiday cards. I know i'm going to be using some of these on my cards. I am also in the processes of making another Song Overlay Pack... with Christmas Songs! I've had several requests for them already. They should be ready in a few days so i'll let you know when I put them in the store.

First of all i'd like to thank those of you who took the time to send me emails with comments regarding the kids Halloween pics. If was so nice to read them. THANKS! So... onto todays wordart freebie. Enjoy.
Click HERE to download file.

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