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Saturday, January 31, 2009


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Friday, January 30, 2009

FOUND YOUR PRINCE: New wordart freebie

This is going to be a quick post today. I have 10 million things to do today and only a few hours to do it. BUSY BUSY ME! LOL. Here is todays wordart freebie. Enjoy!
Click HERE to download todays freebie.

I hope that everyone will have a great weekend. And don't forget to head on over to Pretty Scrappy for SUPER SATURDAY tomorrow. You can get lots of great goodies on sale for one day only. I have some kits and some cute wordart on sale too!
I created this layout using my kit CHRISTMAS IS COMING. The wordart is from my wordart pack WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS. I took these pics of Emma on Christmas Eve when she was all dressed up to go to Mass. I just love her pretty Christmas dress.

I created this layout using my kit CHRISTMAS IS COMING. It was so funny on Christmas morning when Aiden was tring to eat his way through his presents. LOL.

I created this layout using my kit A WINTER WONDERZ. The wordart is from my wordart pack QUOTE IT: CHRISTMAS. These family pics were taken on Christmas Day.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

SPECIAL SOMEONE: New wordart Freebie, and an update on my Nan

Good Morning! I was just talking to my Nan on the phone and she sounds great!!! She is feeling a million times better than she was and seems to be getting better. The Dr has taken her off IV and she is now eating soft foods. She is soooo happy about that! We are all so thankful that she is getting better. The bad news is still the same though... 50% of her pancreas is dead so if she has another attack, she may not survive. But, we aren't going to dwell on that fact. We are all so happy that she is getting better and that she isn't in any pain. She even told me that she was able to get in the bath today. That's a huge thing for my Nan the clean freak! LOL. She's still going to be in the hospital for a while until shes fully able to eat and take care of herself. I'm just so happy that she doing better!

Now... onto todays wordat freebie! I am continuing on with the love theme. I really like this quote too, but then again don't I like them all. LOL. Enjoy.
Click HERE to download file. And remember, don't forget to say a little Thanks.

Here is a new picture I took of the kids. Aren't they sweet!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL VIEW: Plus a Cool New Challenge

I just love todays wordart. I think it has sooooo many possibilities for use in many different types of layouts. I think I have just the pictures to use to create a really great one and to use this wordart. Enjoy!

Click HERE to download todays wordart!

NIKKI of Just Passin Thru has just sent me a cool challenge.

This is my challenge instructions:
Go to your photo folder in your computer.
Go to the 6th folder of of photos.
Go to the sixth picture.
Put the picture on your blog and description of it.
Invite six friends to join the challenge.
Link them in your blog and let them know they have been challenged.
And here is my photo.

I took this adorable pic of my daughter Emma last summer. She was holding her baby doll just like a real baby. Isn't it a great picture. My 6th folder was full of snazzied up pics that I enhanced using Picnic. It's a cool photo enhancer site. If you are intersted in checking it out, click HERE to see their awesome site.

Here are the 6 people I challenge:

1. Bethany of Elegant Wordart by Bethany
2. Chanin of Snowflake Beach Designs
3. Crystal of Family Comes First
4. Paula of PKDolls Brag Book
5. Yari of Jady Day Studio
6. Dorothy of Dorothy's Creations

I can't wait to see what pics you have poked away in folder #6. LOL. Have fun with this one Ladies!


Good Morning! I hope that everyone had a great nights sleep last night... I DID TOO!!! Aiden only woke up 3 times and went right back to sleep right away. What i've been doing with him seems to be working great. When he wakes up now, instead of taking him out of bed and rocking him back to sleep, I lay him down in his bed and gently pat his back. He sometimes rolls onto his belly or his back and usually falls back to sleep within a minute. It's been sooo much better this way. Now he still wakes up at 6 AM and then I take him over into my bedroom and sit in the rocking chair with him because Emma is uaually in my bed by this time too. LOL. I have tried all 3 of us in the bed but Aiden usually wants to pull his sissy's hair or jump on her. It's just better if we do it this way for now. I can usually get him to sleep in the rocking chair for another hour, which works out great for me. LOL. So, we just all finished breakfast and I got my morning cleaning done. I swept and mopped the floors. Then I vacuumed the carpets in the living room and going up and down both sets of stairs. I HATE VACUUMING!!!! Anything else I don't mind but I hate to vacuum. LOL. While the kids take their afternoon nap, i'll get to do my laundry and maybe even get to clean both of the bathrooms upstairs. By that point I should be all cleaned out. LOL.

Seeing that Valentines Day is fast approaching, I have been working on some love themed wordart for you all. I thought todays was really cute. Let me know what you think.

To download todays freebie, click HERE.

Monday, January 26, 2009

UPDATES: New wordart freebie and new layout!

Hi... I have a little update on my Grandma. She is feeling a little better the past few days but she is still very sick. They have done soooo many tests and have discovered that over 50% of her pancreas is dead. She now has fluid on her lungs and is on oxygen to help her breathe. They won't perform surgery on her because of her age, she probally wouldn't make it through a surgery. Also, if she has another attack, she probally won't survive it either. The infection is getting better, she's on lots of antibiotics and lots of pain medication too. She hasn't eaten anything since last Sunday night but today she was allowed to have black tea and coffee, and jello. She is so happy about that. She's a tough ole bird so we are hopeing and praying that she's going to make it through this. She finally got a phone in her hospital room today so I can't wait to call her later. Keep praying for her recovery as all of our family and friends are!

So... I was working on some new wordart yesterday when I got a message pop up on my screen. It told me that I was almost out of memory!!!! I couldn't believe it! Since I started designing I have been accumulating soooooooooooooo much CU stuff, plus all of my designs and kits, i've used all of my memory. The first thing I did was break out the ole CD's and started copying my files to them. I used 15 CD's and I have to buy more tomorrow. I am so in desperate need for an external hard-drive! I managed to free up some space though. It went from less than 8% space up to 21%. By the time I go though all the rest, I should be safe. How much free space should I have?

After all of that I decided that I should do a little scrapping. I created a cute wordart for your freebie today and wanted a layout to go with it. I had some pics of Emma playing with her keyboard and thought they would be perfect. One of my newest favorite designers is Chanin of Snowflake Beach Designs. She has a very cute and clean style that I just love. She just released her new kit Cora's Best Friend the other day so I bought it right away! It is beautiful. Check it out at her blog HERE . Anyhoo, I used it to create my layout. I LOVE IT!!!

That brings us to todays wordart freebie. I hope you like it.

Click HERE to get todays freebie. And remember, if you like my work, leave a little luv!

Also, don't forget to head on over to my store at Pretty Scrappy to get my new kit THE ANGEL's GARDEN! I have a specail on right now if you buy the kit, you get the Brag Book Set for free! Here is a little preview for you all to see.

Saturday, January 24, 2009


It's SUPER SATURDAY at Pretty Scrappy!!! So... what does that mean for YOU? That means big savings on lots of your favorite digital products. Hurry on over to Pretty Scrappy to check out those deals. For today only you can get ALL of my paper packs for only $1.25! Also, for those of you who are still searching for a great Christmas or winter kit to use to scrap your holiday photos, you can get my A WINTER WONDERZ and CHRISTMAS IS COMING for only $2.40 each! And for those of you who are looking for that perfect piece of wordart for your layouts, you can get my BUILD YOUR OWN WORDART PACK for $1.75. You can choose any six of my individual wordart's to create your own custom wordart pack! Click HERE to go directly to the store.


I have just released my new kit THE ANGEL's GARDEN. The colors in this great kit reminds me of my Grandmothers garden in the Autumn. It's full of browns, beiges, and beautiful greens. It has a very masculine feel but is soft and feminine enough to be used for those pretty layouts too. Just add some ribbons and flowers for the softer feel.

Included in this kit:
6 solid papers (with texture)
14 textured and patterned papers
1 beige checkered bow
1 brown bow
1 green bow
3 fabric bows (re-colored)
5 bows and eyelets (re-colored)
3 buttons
3 flairs
3 curled ribbons (re-colored)
1 Angel doodle
1 butterfly doodle
1 dragonfly
3 fabric flowers with buttons (re-colored)
3 flowers (re-colored)
2 journal tags
1 photo corner
1 ribbon wrapped frame
1 leaf
1 leaf cluster
5 ribbon buckles (re-colored)
4 ric rac (re-colored)
3 ribbons
1 staple
1 stitches
3 tags
2 trees
*A special thanks to Digi Web Studios for the doodles used in this kit.

And as a great accompanyment to my new kit, I have also created a 6 page Brag Book Set. This brag book set is the perfect addition to THE ANGEL's GARDEN. Created at 300 PPI and 4x6 inches in size, it's the perfect printing size. Just add your own photos and either print them at home on your own color photo printer, ot have them printed at your local photolab. It's so easy.

So... to celebrate the release of THE ANGEL's GARDEN, if you buy both the kit and the brag book set, you'll get the brag book set for FREE. All you have to do is add both items to your cart and the free product will be applied at checkout. Click HERE to go to my store.

Friday, January 23, 2009


As promised, todays wordart freebie is the Mommy version of yesterdays wordart. Enjoy.


Thursday, January 22, 2009

WRAP DADDY AROUND: Also check out my new blinkie!

Hey, Check out my new BLINKIE!!!! And yes, it actually blinks. LOL. I thinks it's awesome. It was created by Vanessa aka Butterfly Hollow now designing under Flutterby Hollow. She has a great blinkie/banner service at AdVENturous Scraps. Check it out by clicking HERE. It's on sale now too for only $3.60. The blinkie set includes: 1 - Designer Blinkie,1 - CT Blinkie,1 150 X 150 pixel Blinkie, 1 468 X 60 pixel Banner Blinkie. And while you're over at the Adventurous Scraps Store, check out my store HERE.

So... GRAB MY BLINKIE HERE!!!! Photobucket You can also grab it on the side of my page under the My Blinkies section.

Onto todays wordart freebie! I am in the process of trying to get the kids baby books completed. With designing, looking after the kids full time, running the new house, and trying to breathe too (LOL) I don't have much time for scrapping lately. I do however have 2 cute layouts in the works using today and tomorrow's wordart. Todays version is for those pics of Baby and Daddy. Tomorrow i'll be giving you the Mommy version. Enjoy.


Wednesday, January 21, 2009


Good Morning All! I hope that everyone slept well. I tried but i'm so worried about my Grandmother I couldn't really settle down. I just called my Mom back in Newfoundland to see if there was any update on her condition but there isn't. She's on antibiotics for the infection and she isn't allowed any food in case she needs surgery. Hopefully we'll know more today.

Here is todays wordart freebie. It's a cute little quote about families. Enjoy!


Tuesday, January 20, 2009

COURAGE: New wordart freebie! Plus new contest at Pretty Scrappy!

I got some bad new yesterday from back home... My Nanny is in the hospital! I called home yesterday and my Mom told me that she was sick and in the hospital. At this point they didn't know exactly what was wrong with her. At 2:00 AM my Uncle heard Nanny in the washroom and when he went in to check on her she was doubled over in pain on the floor. He was going to take her to the hospital but she wanted him to call an ambulance. If you knew my Grandmother, you would know that she had to be in alot of pain to want an ambulance. Originally they thought she was having a heart attack but now we know that she has Pancreatitis. She has a really bad infection that is spreading throughout her body. She is on heavy duty painkillers and IV antibiotics for the infection. As of midnight last night she isn't allowed any food or water, just in case they have to do surgery. They are assuming that she has gallstones too. I'm waiting to hear from my Mom to find out how she is today. I hope and pray that she is ok! She could really use some thoughts and prayers today so if you pray... please say a prayer for her today. Thanks so much!

Todays wordart is a request from Rebekkah in Timmins, Ontario. I hope you like this one. It can be used for so many different types of layouts.

NEW QP CHALLENGE AT PRETTY SCRAPPY! Pretty Scrappy is having an amzing QP Team Challenge! There is going to be a whole month of scrapping fun and you can get the opportunity to become part of the Pretty Scrappy QP Team! There's lots of fun and prizes to be won. Check out the link below for more info! You must be registered in the forum to take part.
Click HERE to go to the forum and view the contest. It's gonna be soooo much fun!

Monday, January 19, 2009

NEW LOOK FOR MY BLOG: My Awards: New Wordart Freebie!

So.... What do you think of the new look for my blog? I LOVE IT!!!! Thanks so much to Shabby Princess for their great Carousel Blogwear Kit! It ROCKS!!! I spent a few hours yesterday trying to get things organized on here and I think i'm getting sooo much closer but I still have a lot to do yet. The next thing is to update the BLOGS I VISIT section. There are soooooo many great ones that I try to check on a daily basis. Also, if there are any of those blinkies that you would like for your own blog, feel free to grab them! And it turn, if you would like me to feature your blinkie on my blog, post a comment with your blog addy and i'll grab it!

I have been given a few awards lately but with the move and not having internet, I was unable to get them on here. So... here they are!
The first award, the TRIPLE AWARD was given to me by Kyra from With A Russin/Dutch Heart! Thanks Kyra! Check out her blog here:

1. Put the logo on your blog or post.
2. Nominate at least 5 blogs which show great Attitude and/or Gratitude!
3. Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.
4. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
5. Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received your award.

And here are my nominees:
1. Nikki of Just Passin Thru:
2. Chanin of Snowflake Beach Designs:
3. Jami Lee of Jami Lee:
4. Dorothy of Dorothy's Creations:
5. Shannon of Scrappy Shannon:
You Ladies All ROCK!!! Make sure you all grab your awards and pass them on!

My Second Award is from Judy from SCRAP POCKET. Check out her blog : Thanks Judy!

I want to pass this award on to ALL of my fellow scrappers/designers/friends!!! Especially if you haven't won and award yet! It is such a great feeling when your friend gives you one of these. It truly is an honor. THANKS!!! So... if you want this award, take it from here and pass it on!

Well... it's finally time for A NEW WORDART FREEBIE!!! I know i've dropped the ball lately with my wordart freebies but hopefully now I can get back to giving them all week! Yay! Todays wordart is a request from Chanin. She wanted a wordart of BELIEVE to use in a GDS layout challenge. I hope you like this one Chanin. Very simple but yet kinda elegant. Enjoy!


Thursday, January 15, 2009

DO YOU WANT $2.00 FROM INSPIRED MOMMIE DESIGNS?: Invalid Mediafire Download Links

Boy oh Boy... was I surprised when I checked my email this morning! I had over 250 emails!!!!! Over 200 of those were from my blog readers/followers notifying me of problems with my download links.... I have contacted Mediafire and they are looking into the issue. So, until further notice, if you are experiencing any problems downloading my files.... Please be patient. Once I receive a response from them, i'll let you all know.

Thanks everyone for letting me know what the problem was. Up until that point there had been over 2000 successful downloads for the Brag Book Pages .... but only 10 or so Thank you's. It would be so wonderful if there were a few more of those Thank you's. I try to make sure that if I download something from a fellow designer/blogger, to leave a quick comment. It means so much. Us designers take the time to create something beautiful for you and we love to read those comments.

Hey... How about this? If I get 100 comments to this post saying Thanks... I'll give you all a coupon for $2.00 to use in my Pretty Scrappy store towards any minimum four dollar purchase! I think that's a pretty good deal! And don't forget that my kits are on sale right now for 40% off, so, that means that you can use your coupon and you can get 2 of my kits for only $2.80!!! Now that's what I call value!
So... if you want $2.00 from Inspired Mommie Designs, leave your Thank You's in the comment section and make sure you leave your email address so I can send you those coupons.
*** You will only receive your $2.00 Coupon if I get at least 100 Thank You's!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

ALWAYS AND FOREVER: My new kit plus FREEBIe Brag Book Pages

I am happy to present to you my new kit: ALWAYS AND FOREVER! It is the perfect kit for scrapping all of your Valentine's Day themed layouts but it's versatile enough to be used for those girly ones too. It's packed full of pretty pinks, funky fuschia's, yummy yellows and beautiful browns.

Included in the kit:
20 textured and patterned papers
5 beaded brads
1 beaded wire
3 shiny bows (re-colored)
1 flowered textured bow
4 buttons (re-colored)
4 flowers
1 curled ribbon
4 lace strips (re-colored)
3 silver charms with patterned centers
1 jewelry tag
1 round scalloped frame
1 ribbon wrapped frame
1 silver heart with beads
1 knotted ribbon
1 textured flowered ribbon
1 scalloped mat
1 photo prong
1 staple
1 stitches
1 button stitch
1 leafy cluster
1 heart doodle
1 ladybug doodle
1 butterfly doodle
1 flower doodle
1 envelope cluster doodle
* A special thanks to Digi Scrap Kits for the amazing doodles used in my kit.

You can buy my new kit HERE in my Pretty Scrappy store or HERE in my AdVENturous Scraps store. And guess what?... It's on sale right now for 40% OFF. You can buy it for only $2.40! That's a great deal!!!!

To help me celebrate the release of my new kit, I have 2 new Brag Book pages for you.


Monday, January 12, 2009


It's time once again for the Pretty Scrappy Collab Blog Train!
This month's kit is called ROUGH AND TUMBLE. It's packed full of blues, greens, browns, and yellow. It's just perfect for scrapping layouts of our Rough and Tumble boys.
As a mom of a very active little boy, I can sure get a lot of use out of this kit!

Once again the designers have made some really great brag book pages for you all to enjoy! Check below for the link to download mine and then hop on the blog train to get the rest.

Click HERE to download my Brag Book Pages.

Baby Yaks
Creations By Rachael
Designs By Angel and Elizabeth
Designs By Mel
Dorothy's Creations

Inspired Mommie Designs

Just Passin Thru
Late Night Scraps
Pretty Scrappy
Scrappy Shannon
Share Joy
Share Your Moments
Stacey Crossley

Friday, January 9, 2009

ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE- Redesigned kit

I have been telling you little stories about Aiden over the months and about his lack of sleeping, hence, my lack of sleeping. Well, last night at 11:15 the hubby put him in my arms in our bed and went to the washroom. When he came back we were both asleep so the hubby ended up sleeping with Emma. I remember waking up and feeling the awful sensation of having to pee really bad. I looked at the clock and almost jumped out of bed... it was 6:45 AM!!! Aiden slept in my bed with me for almost 8 hours! I couldn't beleive it! I actually got some rest!I feel so great and Aiden is a pretty happy little guy too. For those of you out there who don't have kids or have kids who always sleep through the night, you cannot possibly imagine how wonderful this is! I SLEPT LAST NIGHT!!! LOL

Todays wordart is a request from MelanieJo. She wanted this one to use on her sisters wedding album. I hope you like this one, I think it's quite cute. Enjoy.


HAPPY FALL Y'ALL- Re-designed!
Over the Christmas break, I had a little spare time to work on my designing. Not having internet forced me to sit down and design. I just loved the colors of my Happy Fall Y'All kit but I wasn't pleased with the kit itself. So, I decided to fix it up a bit. I just love it now and I hope that you all will too. It's in my store now for $4.00 but if you really like it, use the coupon code below and you can get it for 25% Off. Or, if you want something else in my store, use the coupon for 25% off any single order. (One time use only). Coupon expires January 31, 2009.

Use coupon code: IMDPAYS25%

Here is the new preview of Happy Fall Y'All.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

FRIENDSHIP needs no words

Well... today is going to be a busy day for me. I am finally going to get my pictures hung on my walls! That's been driving me crazy ever since we moved into the new house not to have them up. We have all of our furniture properly arranged, the kitchen is completely organized, the clothes are all hung up and put away, the linens are all folded and neatly arranged in my closet, the basement is still a complete and utter mess but that'll have to wait a while yet. LOL. The finishing touch will be getting those pics on the walls.

I have a stack of emails about 6 billion feet long that I am slowly trying to get through. There are several requests for wordart amongst them so please be patient as I get to them. Todays wordart is a request from Jan. She told me a cute story about a picture she has of her son and his best friend sitting on the dock at her summer cottage. They are dangling thier little feet in the water and not saying a word. She developed the pic in a sepia tone and "roughed" it up (her words) so the pic looks really old. She wanted this wordart to use on her layout. It should be a beautiful layout. Enjoy.


Wednesday, January 7, 2009

I'M BACK!!! Winner of Christmas Is Coming Contest/ Pics/ New wordart freebie!

I'M BACK!!! I finally got my internet hooked up and I am so happy to be back in cyber land! I missed all of you sooooo much! I hope that everyone had a very Merry Christmas and a Safe Happy New Year! My christmas was great. It was so wonderful to be moved into the new house and to have family with us for the holidays. I have a few pics below of the house and from Christmas morning. I didn't get a chance to get any pictures on the wall so in some of the house pics the walls are pretty naked. Hopefully next week i'll get some better pics and get them posted for you all to see.

I had a great response for my Christmas Is Coming Contest! I loved reading each and every story and memory. It was just wonderful. Alot of you have the same traditions that my family celebrates. I decided to use a random number generator to choose the winner of my new kit.... And the winner is: JAMIE. She was #3 to leave a memory. Congratulations Jamie. Send me a message with your email addy so I can send you the links to the kit.

Here is my first wordart freebie of 2009! It was a request from Shakirna. She just had a baby and wants to use it in her baby book. Congrats on the new baby Shakirna!




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