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Friday, December 07, 2007

blogging...hm....lol oh yeah freebies too

:) I usually open my blog by apologizing for the long delay between posts...well, that is changing :)
I blog when I can, and when I have something to say or something to give away. I wish that were every day/week/month, but sometimes it just doesn't work out that way lol
I have a big announcement! (part of my reason for blogging today) and here it is....
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Yep I am designing at Designing-Moments.net :)...We are really working on getting the site running full force (by "we" I mean Carla is and I am just her yes-man telling her how nice of a job she is doing) *smiles* so stop by, visit the shop and the blog and maybe even take on a challenge from the blog :)
I have actually scrapped a few things also :D....i am LOVING Nancy Comelab's frames...sigh...I have a couple frames I have made, but hers are just too great to pass up (she can be found at the lily pad)...and Cherie Shields has a great alpha that I will be using over and over and over (she can be found at one of a kind scrapz)...

This is one I did as a "gift" to a close friend using my Santa's Vintage Suspenders Kit, Nancy's frames, & Cherie's Charming to Me alpha :)

Then there is my "dainty" daughter proving that she can be just as "funny" as the boys (my nephew, chase, and middle young'un, elijah, were trying to make her smile by PRETENDING to pick their noses behind my back while I was taking pics...she decided to make THEM smile by picking for real....) I have had several people not see the humor in this PICKture, but if you know me or my family, this is us...unconventional, finding humor in the mundane and sometimes gross, and more or less just not taking ourselves too seriously :) The caption says "Pickin' Out the Perfect Gift"....Frame by Nancy Comelab, everything else from my Santa's Vintage Suspenders Kit (except the brad)
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then my cat, Zoe has a new fave spot to snooze....under the Christmas tree, that way after she is good and recharged she can rearrange all of our ornaments without having to walk across the room to do so...
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and Malachi (our 112 lb black lab) "made" a card for a very wonderful family who took him in when he decided to take a walk out of our fenced in yard and into a nearby neighborhood...they took care of him for 2 days (i mean took REALLY good care of him...he got to sleep on a people bed and everything lol....)....we printed this off and gave it to them as a "thank you".....(both this and Zoe's pic have my frosted framer and snowflake overlays from Santa's Vintage Suspenders kit)...
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and finally, our family picture for our Christmas Cards, but I turned it into a 5x7 for the mantel :) (once again using nancy's frames and my Santa's Vintage Suspenders Kit)...our final card is below it....I loved the way they turned out....
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Our family truly is a miracle...this time last year, hubby and I were separated and both were hurt/disenchanted beyond the point of reconciliation...new relationships had been started and our marriage was over, it was just a matter of paperwork to make it final....then God stepped in and we are now stronger and happier than we have ever been despite the enemy's plan for our family :)....it can be done, no matter what the hurts or transgressions have been against one another if both people are willing to fully submit themselves to God and His will...it is not easy, but it is so much more than a "possibility".....The fact that we are happy and still together and raising our kids in a TRULY Christian home now is in and of itself a true Miracle :)

Now on to products and freebies :)

All of the following items are now available there (www.designing-moments.net) and at my store at OAKS (www.oneofakindscrapz.com) :)

This kit is called Santa's Vintage Suspenders :)....it is available as a full kit, as a paper pack only, and as an element pack only. Here is the description :)
This li'l Christmas kit is full of fun and charm :)
The elements include:
a double tied/laced up frame
a double suspender frame
2 fasteners
a frosted framer overlay
one inked edge
a 17 1/2 long ribbon (able to reach from corner to corner of your layout)
a 2 part envelope (so you can "stick things in it")
a little name plate
a textured vellum
and 3 snowflake overlays :)

there are 7 textured papers in traditional Christmas colors :)
and with names like "Red As Santa's Rump," "Santa's Underpants," and "ReindeerFood" they are sure to elicit a smile as you create your treasured layouts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future :)....the papers are all 300 dpi and 12x12 inches and saved at a high quality

**dropshadows are for preview purposes only except where needed for layered products**
**elements are previewed at 75% of their size in order to fit them all on one preview page :)**

personal and scrap for hire use only :)
please read TOU included in zip :)

I really stepped out of my box the other day, color-wise :)....My dear friend Carla LOVES these bright bold colors, whereas I tend to lean to the muted earthy tones lol. SO in honor of her birthday I made a paper pack and overlay using her "style" of colors lol.
This is called "Carla's Christmas Paper Pack Plus"....the "plus" comes from the overlay included :) and it can be found at Designing Moments and One of a Kind Scrapz :)

And now for a little freebie :) you get both of these quickpages :)...
These were made using the Carla's Christmas Paper Pack Plus (frame not included in the Paper Pack, but the swirls/snowflakes overlay is) (of course the photos are for display purposes only lol) **click on either layout to get the freebie**

and for those of you who may be looking for a last minute personalized Christmas Card...here is a 4x6 quick page ready for your family/kids/pets photos! All you have to do is add the photo and whatever sentiment you want :)...also I do scrap for hire for cards and such so if you know of anyone interested in that I can be contacted at SweetAsSodiePop@gmail.com....I am not fast and cheap, but I am quick and inexpensive ;)...any questions just email me :D Here is the quickpage ...(4x6, 300 dpi) **click on HERE to get the freebie**
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Happy Scrapping, and Happy Holidays if I don't blog before the end of the year :D....
(Happy Hannukah to our Jewish friends!!!....already in full swing!)


Mrs. Miles said...

Your work is just beautiful - I'm sorry I have not visited you in a while. Thanks for sharing. The layout with your little girl w/ her finger in her nostril makes me ROLF! Its oh so typical of a little one! I think it would be funny to have a whole family pic with EVERYONE with a finger in noses LOL! Got to have a sense of humour, no?

hugs to you,

Ms. Kari said...

Glad to see you back! The QPs & the card is great! LOVE the PICKture of Tink. Adorable!
I hope you guys have a wonderful Christmas!

Maria said...

Thank you! The DigiFree freebie search engine is about to list this blog post!

MirandaLea said...

Hey Girl! We never seem to connect anymore. lol Anyway, I love all the work you've been cranking out, and congratulations on the new store. I'm so happy for you that your family has been knit back together so strongly. If anyone deserves happiness it's you. Love ya, and Merry Christmas!!!!

absolutartist1 said...

First time stopping by, but I'll probably be back! :)

I wish I'd had enough $$ to grab the Carla pack yesterday a well, but budgets being what they are...

Anywho just wanted to let you know there's a LO using Santa's Vintage Suspenders on my blog today! :)


Carjazi - aka Diane said...

Lovin the new stuff! The QP's are terrific!

Enjoy your weekend!

Sharon aka Scrapcat4914 said...

TY so very much for the awesome QP's & Card!!!!!!!!

Brook said...

You have just outdone yourself! The Santa's Suspenders kit is just gorgeous! Everything is just beautiful! Merry Christmas Sweetie!

nancypinct said...

These quick pages are so nice - I love the colors and this overlay is just awesome!! Thank you very much for your generosity!

Lisa said...

OMG - I LOVE the quick page. I don't know which I like better, the blue or pink - they're both GORGEOUS and fun. THANK YOU!!!!

Joy said...

You are right - miracles still happen and God is in the marriage restoration business. What great layouts you have shared. Have a wonderful Christmas!

StarWarsFans98 said...

Thank you for the gifts and for the gift of your testimony. It is very encouraging to hear that God is still in the business of doing miracles, especially for families!

Anonymous said...

Loving these QP's! Thank you so much!

Anonymous said...

You have a beautiful family and your work is awesome! I am glad I was able to visit! De

Maria said...

Thank you! The DigiFree freebie search engine is going to list this blog post today.