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Monday, September 29, 2008

MIA for a while....

Hi Everyone, sorry I haven't posted in a few days but us here at the Sweeney household are all sick! I've got 2 sick babies, a sick Hubby, and i'm sick too. I'll try and get some freebies back on here as soon as I can. Thanks.


Thursday, September 25, 2008

Gift from God- Wordart Pack Freebie

Well... TGIF!!! I hope that everyone is going to have a great weekend. This is the last weekend my parents will be here. They are going home on Sunday night. Tomorrow we are going to a place called Heritage Park. It is a park/tourist thingy that represents Calgary 100 years ago. It is supposed to be a great place to go. Hopefully we'll have lots of fun. And of course, i'll be posting some pics on Monday morning for you all to see. Sunday we are going to go to the park and to the playground so the kids can play. Then off to the airport Sunday night....

With that said... here is the rest of the GIFT FROM GOD wordarts. Enjoy.

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Parents are a gift: freebie

As most of you may have realized, 4-shared has been acting up again. I have received several messages from my loyal readers yesterday that you couldn't download the new Grandparents are a gift from God wordart. I am going to keep checking on it today and hopefully you will get to download it today. I am giving you the parents version today as well. Hope you like it. I will be posting the link to a zip file tomorrow containing the MANY other versions of this one. Here is a little list of what's included: Brothers, Fathers, Grandfathers, Grandmothers, Mothers, Sisters, Friends, and you should already have Grandparents and Parents. Oh what the heck... i'll include those too! LOL. If there is another version that you would just have to have, send me an email and i'll try to get it done.

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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Another Grandparents Wordart Freebie

I am having such a great visit with my parents. It's so good having them here with us and of course, the kids. They are lovin' their Nanna and Poppa! Emma is very attached to her Poppa especially. When they go home on Sunday, i'm going to have 2 sad kiddos. I am trying to complete some layouts of their visit so they can take them home with them when they leave. Today's wordart is another Grandparents quote. I have MANY different versions of this one too. I'll be giving them out every day for the next week.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

New wordart freebie

I don't have much time to chat today. My little dude is sick and I'm taking him to the Dr in about an hour. He's got some kind of old bug. Poor little guy. Here is the cat version of yesterdays wordart. Enjoy.

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PS: Don't forget about my NEW CONTEST!!!

All you have to do is create a layout using my wordart. All entries will be entered to win one of my un-released wordart packs.
Contest closes October 1st so hurry and get creating!
Send your entries to:

Monday, September 22, 2008

New layouts, New wordart, New Contest!!!

I hope that everyone had a great weekend! On Saturday we got up bright and early and went to IKEA for breakfast. I just love that you can get a healthy breakfast for $1. After we filled our bellies, we took a LONG tour of the store. I found my dream kitchen too!!! It is absolutely beautiful and when I get my new house, I am having that kitchen. After lunch we took the family and went to the new Walmart Superstore and picked up some groceries. I also got a great new black shirt for $2. Just gotta love the sales at Walmart! On Sunday we stayed home and cooked a HUGE dinner with Chicken, Veggies, Gravy, and for those of you who know about Newfie cookin', a huge plate of salt beef. YUMMY!!! Not to mention warm apple pie for dessert.

I actually got some time yesterday to get a little scrapping done. Yeah! Here are a few layouts I created and I used my wordart on them.

To create both of these layout, I used the kit "Rustic Blues" by Grace Bennett.

Here is a layout sent to me by Mirta Beatriz Esteban. She use my "JUST LIKE DAD" wordart. Isn't her layout just great!

I am having a great new contest here at Inspired Mommie Designs!
All you have to do is create a layout using my wordart. All entries will be entered to win one of my un-released wordart packs.
Contest closes October 1st so hurry and get creating!
Send your entries to:

Now... onto today's wordart. I am a huge animal lover. I have a black lab named HOBO and a tabby cat named Kitty. They are very important members of my family and I love them very much. Today you will get the dog version wordart and tomorrow i'll give you the cat version. Enjoy!

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Sunday, September 21, 2008

When a child is born: Wordart Freebie

Today's wordart is also in honor of Grandparents. I am sure that there will be some great layouts to use this one on. Enjoy.

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Saturday, September 20, 2008

A fun day at the zoo! plus a new wordart freebie

Yesterday was so much fun! When we woke up it was such a beautiful morning, we decided that today would be a great day to take the kids to the zoo. Emma was so excited to look at all the animals. Aiden couldn't have been bothered... he slept through most of it. LOL.

Here is a little pic of the kids and I in front of some big trees.

Here is a pic of my parents and the kids.

In honor of my parents visit, and them being grandparents, here is todays wordart.

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Friday, September 19, 2008

Just like Mom: New wordart freebie

Yesterday's busy day wasn't so busy after all.... Mom and Dad took the kids out to the mall and I finally got some time alone. The first thing I did was take a nice, long, hot, soapy shower! I can honestly say that it was probally the best shower I have had in almost 3 years! Not kidding! Then I had a great cup of tea and sat down to the computer.... there was something wrong.... no crying kids! LOL. IT WAS WONDERFUL!!! I finally had some time to catch up on email and I actually got a little designing done. HINT HINT!!! I am working on a new kit that I am going to be giving away as a SPECIAL freebie... HINT HINT. So keep a look out....

Onto todays freebie! Enjoy.

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Thursday, September 18, 2008

New wordart: JUST LIKE DAD!

I don't have much time to chat today. I have a big day planned with my parents. So... here is todays wordart. Tomorrow I will be giving away the Mom version. Enjoy.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

New Wordart Freebie: Big Miracle-Boy

I'm a little late getting this post out today. I picked my parents up at the airport yesterday. They were so happy to see the kids. Aiden took right to Dad as soon as he saw that he was wearing a Baseball Hat. He loves those hats. LOL. Emma was pretending that she was shy until we got out to the truck and she got in her carseat. They she was on her own turf and she ruled the roost as they say. When we got back to my house, the dog went crazy for my parents. I had to put him in the storage room until he calmed down. He remembered them right away and was super excited to see them. After about an hour, Emma and Aiden acted like they had been with their grandparents all their lives, hugging and kissing. It was wonderful!

So.... onto today's wordart freebie! As promised, here is the boy version of yesterdays wordart. Enjoy! And remember, if you like my work, take a second to leave a little love!

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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

New Wordart Freebie: Big Miracle-Girl

I am soon going to the Airport to pick up my parents!!! I am so excited. I haven't seen them in over a year now. Dad hasn't seen Aiden since he was only 3 weeks old.... boy is he in for a shock. LOL. I have been showing Emma pictures of her Nanna and Poppa for the past few days trying to get her used to their faces again. When she looks at them now, she calls them by name. I spent all day yesterday, getting things ready for their arrival. I moved Emma's bed into my Master Suite and put a new bed in her room for Mom and Dad to sleep on. Mom has a bad back so she needs a special mattress. It's been about 12-13 years since she had bowel Cancer. It had grown onto a muscle in her back and when they removed the tumor, they had to cut away the back muscle. She has been Cancer free for all that time though and is doing great. Anyhoo... it is going to be so great to see them both again.

Onto todays wordart freebie! This is a request from Janice in Tacoma. She actually requested both a girl and a boy version. You'll get the girl version today and the boy's tomorrow.

To download today's file, click the link below.

Monday, September 15, 2008

A little update on my life: New wordart Freebie

Well... I have been quite the busy little beaver lately. LOL. As you know, my step-son was visiting us from NL last week. It was so great to have him here and I miss him alot since he went back home yesterday. Hopefully we'll get to go back home for vacation soon and then we can get to see him again, not to mention the rest of the family. LOl. While he was here, we tried to do as much sightseeing as possible which was hard to do cause Hubby was working so much. We did get to go to Edmonton for the day though. We took the kids to the West Edmonton Mall! For those of you who don't know, it's the biggest mall in Canada. It was so much fun! I have some pics here for you to see.

This is the huge Pirate ship in the middle of the mall. It is part of a huge Sea-World type exhibit called Pirates of the Mall.

The pics below are from the Sea Life Caverns Exhibit.

This is the divers freeding the giant sea turtles.

Face to face with a shark.

This alligator is about 9 feet long!

Our next fun stop was at the BUILD A BEAR WORKSHOP! I have been wanting to take the kids here for a while now so they could pick out their own special friends. Emma chose a Black Lab just like our dog HOBO. Emma also chose a dog for Aiden, a Husky. She wanted to name her dog HOBO and Aiden's dog BOBO. So cute. Here are some pics.

The Stuffing Machine.

After making a wish on the doggies heart, the guy at the store is sewing up Aiden's BOBO.

Aiden and his BOBO. A goofy pic. LOL.

Stuffing Emma's HOBO.

Emma looking at her HOBO. (No matter where we are or what we are doing... Emma has to have that suckie in her mouth. LOL)

All in all, we had a great day. My parents are coming for a visit from Newfoundland tomorrow and I can't wait for them to get here. We are going to make another trip to The West Edmonton Mall while they are here so i'll be sure to post more pics for you to see then too. My parents are going to be here until September 28th. I haven't seen them since Aiden was 5 weeks old. We are all so excited. I don't know if i'll be able to sleep tonight!!!

That's enough of my blabbering on... here is today's wordart freebie. I think this one is a good example of my little trip to Edmonton with my family. Enjoy!
To download file, click on link below. And remember, if you like my work, leave a little love. It is so great to read all of your comments. It really puts it into perspective why we give out freebies.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Only 2 days left of my BIG BIRTHDAY SALE: New wordart freebie

There are only 2 days left of my BIG BIRTHDAY SALE!!! Make sure you drop into my store at Pretty Scrappy for some great deals on my kits and wordart packs.

Today wordart was a request from Louise in Salt Lake City. She wanted this one to use on a layout of her kids at a Pirate themed resturant. Hence, Teasure the Moment. Enjoy.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

MY FIRST CT CALL- Sale at Pretty Scrappy- Wordart Freebie

So... all you talented scrappers out there, how would you like to be part of my very first Creative Team? I am looking for a few good scrappers who would love to work with my kits and wordart.

WHAT I REQUIRE:For each new kit, you have to post 2 layouts in at least 3 galleries. One being Pretty Scrappy and two of your own choice. You will get access to my kits for free. You will also have to use my wordart creations in your layouts. You MUST have your own active blog, in which you will post announcements of my new releases and your layouts.

If you are interested, send me an email at:
Be sure to include the following:
* Link(s) to your galleries,
* List of any CT's you are currently on,
* Link to your blog,
* A little bio on yourself, plus any little interesting tidbits you would like to share.
* If you have any layouts using my kits or wordart, I'd love to see those too!

All submissions must be received by September 25th. When I receive your email, I will send you a confirmation and my new team will be announced on October 1st. Good Luck and I can't wait to hear from you!


For those of you who know me, you know that I have a Step-Son who is visiting us all the way from Newfoundland! His name is Damon and he is 18 years old and is probally one of the best young men you will ever meet. I first met Damon when he was only 8 years old and I loved him so much eversince. He has always treated me with so much love and respect. When we moved to Calgary almost 4 years ago, the hardest part was leaving him. This is the first time we have seen him since then. He left last week with his uncle and drove from Newfoundland to Alberta in 4 days, that's over 6000km! When he got here, he said that the best thing about travelling was when you finally get where you are going. It's not exactly todays quote but close enough. LOL.

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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

All Friends Are Priceless: Wordart Freebie

I had a great Birthday yesterday. Thanks so much to those of you who took the time to wish me a happy day. It really meant alot. To honor my Birthday, I am having a great sale at Pretty Scrappy all week. Make sure you check out my store for 32% off everything.

Here is todays wordart freebie. Enjoy.

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Monday, September 8, 2008


Happy Birthday To Me!
Happy Birthday To Me!
Happy Birthday To Meeeeee!
Happy Birthday To Me!
32 years ago on this wonderful day, an amazing baby was born.... ME!! LOL. I can't beleive that I am 32 years old today! When I got up this morning, the hubby had already gone to work, but... laying next to me on his pillow was an envelope addressed to who else?.... The Birthday Girl! Inside it was a beautiful card and a gift certificate for a spa day! Whoooo Hoooo! He had also mentioned that I would get more presents when he gets home rom work today. I am so excited and I can't wait!!! To celebrate my birthday, I am having a sale at!

Visit my store at:

TODAY's WORDART FREEBIE! Even though it's my birthday today... you all deserve a little gift too. So here is todays freebie!

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Sunday, September 7, 2008

Day 7: BABY's FIRST SERIES: First Step... Plus NEW KIT BY JPT

Well, it's finally Day 7 of my BABY's FIRST SERIES! I remember how excited I was when Emma took her first step. It was 2 weeks before her first Birthday and she took 4 steps! Within a few weeks you would say that she had been walking all of her life. LOL. Aiden took his first steps when he was only 9 and 1/2 months old and now he runs more than he walks. LOL. I hope that by getting these BABY's FIRST wordarts, it gave you some time to reflect on the joy of remembering your baby's first's! I will keep the links valid until Monday morning and then the wordart will be going into my store at Pretty Scrappy. So if you didn't get a chance to get them all, you have until Monday to get them for free. Here is the last part for you all. Enjoy!

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Just Passin’ Thru is very excited to be releasing a new kit, The Lighthouse. Featuring Just Passin’ Thru’s unique collage lighthouses, this is a kit that will give your seaside holidays a unique and eyecatching setting. With a funky colour scheme and well crafted elements you will find this kit fun to use.

Here is the preview.
You can get this great kit by going to JPT at
Nikki is also having a great new contest where you can win this kit for free. Check out her site for more details.

Here are my layouts using this kit.
Wordart is my own creation. You can get it here on my blog for free!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Day 6: BABY's FIRST SERIES: First Word

What was your baby's first word? Both of mine said "DaDa". But beleive me, I tried to get them both to say Mom first. It's so funny though... you spend so much time trying to get them to talk and then once they do, you keep trying to get them to be quiet! LOL. Here are the wordart for today. Enjoy!

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Friday, September 5, 2008

Day 5: BABY's FIRST SERIES: First Tooth

Today's quote is just in time for me right now. Aiden is cutting teeth like crazy. He already has the 3 teeth, but he's in jsut as much pain as when he was cutting his first. Poor little guy. Here is todays wordart. Enjoy!

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Thursday, September 4, 2008

Day 4: BABY's FIRST SERIES: First Car Ride

It's Day 4 in my Baby's First Series! FIRST CAR RIDE.I remember both of my Baby's first car rides... it was coming home from the hospital. It took us 35 minutes before I would let my hubby pull out of the Hospital parking lot. I made him check the seatbelt a few dozen times, then he had to check the infant carrier's seatbelt, then the base, then I had to make sure the handle was locked in the upright position..... Finally, my hubby took me by the hand, led me to my door, opened it, helped me inside, checked my seatbelt, and then we took Emma home. LOL. When we had Aiden, it was check everything once and lets get the heck out of here. LOL.
Well... Enough of my rambling. Here are todays wordart. Enjoy!

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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Day 3: BABY's FIRST SERIES: First Smile

It's Day 3 of my BABY's FIRST SERIES! Todays wordart is Baby's First Smile! It is so special when you see your baby smile for the first time, especially when you know it's not just gas LOL.
I can see all those layouts now with those great big smiles! Enjoy!

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