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Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!!! Plus the Rest of the Freebie Christmas QP's

I'm sitting here at 8:31 AM on the 24th writing my Christmas post, don't you love scheduled posts? LOL.
My thoughts this Christmas................
1. I am so lucky to have such a supportive family, it's been a rough year and they have stood by me.
2. The B~man, did I hit the jackpot with this young man. I joke about hit snarkiness and attitude (don't all parents?) but I do realize how lucky I am to have such a wonderful son.
3. My health, so far so good. the big C hasn't reared it's ugly head again. I have some issues with my shoulder they wanted more investigation into but there is no evidence of metastisis, yay.
4. My job, of course there are days, but all in all I really do enjoy what I do.
5. The 'girls', you know who you are! My online friends that I have made, I so enjoy our chats and the support.
6. My digihomes, a whole new enjoyable world has been opened up to me
7. The designers I CT for, thank you for being such amazing people and giving me the opportunity to create for you.

I'm sure if I sat here long enough I could come with a whole bunch more, but I'll stop there.

Free Quick Pages-Part 2
Here is part 2 of my Christmas Quick Pages, using the fantabulous designs of Shauna, Pineapple Plantation Designs. Be sure to visit her blog to leave her love for allowing me to do this and of course her store for the wonderful work she does!!

Click on image to download or click here.

Speed Scrap
If you're looking for something to do come join me on December 28th as I host a Speed Scrap in the chat room over at Sunshine Studio.
Sales and Stuff!
Scrap Orchard-Mega Mega Sale

today is the last day!!!
Pineapple Plantation Designs-Winter Grab Bag
hurry to grab it for $3.00 as once it's revealed all items will be for sale separately
Polka Dot Plum-SNOWout sale
their entire store over at Sunshine Studio is on for 60% off until January 1st!
See you in a couple of days!! B~man has a hockey tournament so I probably won't be posting until the 28th.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Another Day.....Another Freebie........Plus Other Ramblings

More Snow!!
We are going to have a true White Christmas this year and I am so excited. For the first time in I don't know how long we have a good old fashioned lots of snow Christmas.
B~man went sledding today with my brother and his girls, they had a blast and came back here for some hot chocolate and cookies.
I stayed here because the dryer I wasn't anticipating buying was set to arrive and of course it did, just before my brother came. The delivery men brought my other one upstairs and put it outside for me and I called the used appliance guy to come and pick it up.............well I looked outside at 9 PM and it's still sitting there!! So much for wanting it to fix and sell to someone else. But more than that I have a freaking drying sitting out front of my place......and at Christmas too!!

Shopping done--Presents and Food for Holidays
All my shopping is done, has been for a few days. Just not wrapped, I wasn't in the mood.....better get myself moving considering what day it is. I can't wait to see B~man's face when he opens the Wii, he wanted one last year but it just couldn't be done. He's had a heck of a year in terms of life changing events and handled it all with a smile and his usual heart of gold. I was glad I could do this for him.
Food shopping is done also. My Christmas baking was compliments of the Culinary Arts class at the High School in the town I work in, LOL. Mom has the turkey, my job was to buy veggies and the wine............easy done.

Sale Reminders!!
Scrap Orchard--Mega Mega Sale December 24 and 25 only

Pineapple Plantation Designs--Winter Grab Bag on sale for a few more days

Polka Dot Plum--SNOWout sale, 60% off everything in their store at Sunshine Studio

and now to my latest set of Quick Pages. I only have a couple today, but will post the others you see in the preview ready for Christmas Morning. Again they are made with Pineapple Plantation Designs items. Make sure to visit her blog and store to see more!
click on image to download or click here

Merry Christmas!!!!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Freebie, Great Sales and Mindless Rambling

I was going to do the freebie first but thought, no, it's my blog and I want my voice to be heard! LOL, it's not some rant about the injustices of the world or who did what to whom...just a few little comments and insight into my rather boring life.

Life with an eleven year old!
Since moving the B~man has really taken his independence to the next level. By that I mean, no longer will he step foot in the grocery store, choosing instead to remain home. Now the store is less than 5 minutes away, he is 11 and my parents live just up the sidewalk. Making both us feel secure. Of course he knows the drills, lock the door behind me, do not answer the door, unless it's a relative, or the police which in our case could also be my brother (a little extra security there), don't answer the phone, unless of course it's a relative (yes, I have call display).

Today before I went out and did my shopping I gave him a list of jobs to do. You would have thought I asked him to paint the whole place and move furniture. Here is 'the list'

make bed and tidy room

put clean clothes away.......you know, the basket you've been living out of for a week

vacuum room and hallway

clean litterbox (he wanted the cat, I didn't)

shovel the front step

take recycling to the bin

I didn't think it was too bad...................the look of horror made me wish I had my camera at the moment to snap the picture but alas I didn't.

Anyway, I got home from grocery shopping to find he had done the first four (yay!!!!) and he helped me carry in the groceries. I reminded him of the last two and he decided he had forgotten.......legit? No, I think there was a good show on the tube and I came home before he could get to it :) but he did it. Wonder what I can get him to do today?

The Scrapping Stuff!
There is going to be a MEGA mega sale at Scrap Orchard beginning Christmas Eve. Don't miss it or you'll regret it!

Shauna of Pineapple Plantation Designs has her first ever Grab Bag still on for the unbelievable price of $3.00. Hurry as once it's revealed this Friday the contents will be separated and sold individually.

The Polka Dot Plum have placed their whole store over at Sunshine Studio Scraps on for 60% off!! The offer is good until January 1st so hurry over.

On to the freebie.

I made these Quick Pages using some of Shauna's minikits. Naturally with her permission of course, =) Hope you enjoy them and leave her some love on her blog, Pineapple Plantation Designs and check out her amazing designs in her store.

Click on the image to download or you may download here

If I don't get back on here before Christmas, wishing you all the best as you celebrate the season.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Another Freebie Blog Train and First Ever Grab Bag by the Pineapple Queen herself

Yep, that's right! Another blog train featuring one of Kami's kits, this time the QP's are all from Alice and of course they are free!! If you get lost just come back here and find the next stop.
Here's my contribution, click here to download or on image.

Shauna of Pineapple Plantation Designs has created her first ever Grab Bag. I can tell you that it is wonderful, adorable, versatile and a bargain..............$3.00!!!!! You can also have the opportunity to get this wonderful item for free. I am giving 3 away over at DST, so if you follow this link; Shauna's First Ever Grab Bag you could be one of the lucky recipients. Hurry though I'm closing it Sunday night!

Image is clickable.
Real life news................
The B-man made the junior volleyball squad for the little mock tournament they had at the school. The teacher was using it as a way to get them used to what a tournament would be like, pointers, rules, sportsmanship etc. It was a great idea and B-man was so proud! I of course went to watch and cheer them on. A fun night and the smile on his fac when he saw me sitting on the stage was priceless. I took some pictures and got what I thought was a really good one of him jumping up get the ball but alas, once on my computer it was all blurry and icky :(.
B-man has had a great week as he is also doing the Break away challenge for his team in the skills competition at the hockey tournament. Of course he's nervous and said he would rather have done the backward skating one. I told him to relax but then again that's easy for me to say isn't it?

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Blog Train and Freebies!!

Before I get to the fun, free scrapping stuff and blog addy's I have to share that the B~man scored a goal today!! It was gorgeous one too, took a shot on net, bounced off the goalie and he was there for his own rebound..........SCORE!!!!!!! He also had a wonderful shot from the blue line, almost went in.

OK on to what you're really here for, LOL.

To celebrate Becky from B~Creative Designs becoming an exclusive designer over at Scrap Orchard, the CT's from Kami (Ziggle Designs) and Becky got together and created these wondeful QP's. We felt it fitting that we use, what else but their collab Feels Like Home to kick off this occasion.

My blog is the first stop for Kami's team, and once you get to her blog she'll link you up with Becky and her team. Go, have fun!! Don't forget to upload your layouts in the Scrap Orchard gallery so we can see what you did!!

The preview of Ziggle Designs CT QP's

Here are my pages. Click on image to download

or download here

Next stop is;

2. Angie: http://theblondebrunette.com/

3. Jennifer: http://elephantsandlemonade.blogspot.com/

4. Sandy: http://sansans-paradise.blogspot.com/

5. Lori: http://www.scripityscrap.blogspot.com/

6. Tami: http://www.ifyourescrappyandyouknowit.blogspot.com/

7. Tiffany: http://tiffanybodily.blogspot.com/

8. Jennifer: http://www.jemenifer22.blogspot.com/

9. ziggle ct: www.zigglescraps.com/mypeeps

10. Kami: http://www.zigglescraps.com/ STACEY 1

Don't forget that Kami's blog will link up with Becky's CT and their amazing freebies!!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Wow!! It's been a while and freebie info.

Geez I had an audience of two who read my blog and then I went and disappeared by moving. So I have to start all over again to gain my two readers back, LOL.

My Scrapping news hasn't really changed. I'm still a Moderator over at Scrap Orchard and have my CT duties with Shauna and Kami. Franziska has left Sunshine Studio Scraps and is now over at Scrapbook Graphics with Monica..........still have both those CT's going on. Of course I'm still a Wonder Girl at Sun and continue with the Plums and Moon Scraps on their CT. Needless to say I need to adopt a family so I can take more pics, LOL.

I can say that Scrap Orchard is starting the 12 Days of Christmas, today being the first day.

and the featured designer for Dec. 12 is Matahati Designs with 50% off her store. Hit the Market at Scrap Orchard to see who is Day 13th!

Also us Wonder Girls are doing our own version, 12 Days of Quick Pages using the Sunshine Designers Collaboration, Marzipan Fruit. So head over and grab some freebies.

Speaking of which....................there will be some on my blog and the rest of Kami's Peeps in the next day or two so keep an eye out!!