Friday, August 6, 2010

Country Wedding Songs

A post! Can you believe it?

In July, my husband and I were part of two wonderful weddings. My cousin, Nici, married her boyfriend, Garret, in a absolutely lovely outdoor ceremony and reception. I was matron-of-honor and my hubby was a groomsman. A week later we were celebrating our friend Matt's vows to his girlfriend, Amber, in the gorgeous church I was married in. I was photographer at that one and Joe was a groomsman again. It was a real treat to see our friends tie the knot! More married couples to hang out with now, haha!

I made these wordarts as parts of gifts I put together for the couples, so I thought I'd share them with y'all, too.

Nici & Garret's first dance song:

And Amber and Matt's:

Maybe I'll post again eventually :) Later, y'all.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Old Easter Designs

Well, I didn't have a chance to sit down and make new Easter wordarts, but I thought I'd repost all four of the ones I released last year, in case you missed them:




Hope everyone has a lovely holiday!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Close Enough to Perfect

Hi all!
Told you I'd pop in now and then with a freebie, didn't I?
This one was framed and given as a wedding gift to my favorite cousin-in-law, Allison, and her new husband Tim. It's a piece of the lyrics from their first dance song, Close Enough to Perfect by Alabama. Sweet song, beautiful wedding, fabulous couple ♥

Hope everything is well out there for y'all in digi-scrap land :)

Friday, February 19, 2010

Taking a Break (or: Stating the Obvious)

Well, I guess by now everyone has realized I am not doing well blogging on here this year. And that's an understatement, LOL.

I'm going to take a break from this blog. I'm not sure for how long, but I feel as though I need to make a real break on here, rather than keep promising to come back when I may not be up to it..
I truly love making wordart, but I haven't actually scrapped in over a year now. It makes me sad, if I'm being perfectly honest. I don't want to throw myself a blog-pity-party, but I think it boils down to the lack of children and, therefore, a lack of that special focus for my pages. It is fun to scrap my wedding, or high school days, but what I really want to scrap is a baby. So I don't. And my wordart goes unused by me and as time passes, it is harder and harder to sit down to design.

Thanks so much to all of you who have written, commented, downloaded and been so kind to me. I will be back at the wordart game, I just don't know when. You ladies are wonderful. I will be leaving up the freebies that are active now. I will also still take orders for previous wordart bunches, so feel free to order them if you'd like, you will receive your order quickly.

I would like to ask all of you who subscribe through readers to not dump me. I hope to be back again soon. And I might drop by very occasionally with a new freebie. I do still love doing this, I am just at a point now where I need a rest. My blog is still pretty new and I am still relatively unknown in the digi-scrap world, so I know I won’t be too missed ;)

And again, thanks for everything :)
Here's a freebie I had, extra:

Friday, January 29, 2010

And YET ANOTHER contest post

I have been blog-giveaway crazy lately, sorry. I am sure it is a phase, and it will pass :)

Today I wanted to tell you about The Dress-up Drawer. Jaime over there makes the most adorable superhero capes and has a week of great giveaways going on over there - and I HAD to enter them. Because I am blog-giveaway crazy, as previously mentioned! Please excuse this post if you have no interest in giveaways :)

Today I entered to win one of her awesome capes, a precious baby blanket from Little Gumdrops, fantastically comfy looking Mary Jane slippers from Broken Hallelujah, a knit baby hat from Bekima Knits, a "doodle purse" from MaKC Creations, and some neat spray from Picnic Basket Crafts.

For yesterday, I entered to win the party hat headband from And Jane, the I Spy bag from Giggle Junction, and the sweet plush baby toy from Lightning Bugz, some awesome jewelry from Jia Girls Best Friend, an adorable headband from Oh So Happy Together, and a set of coasters from Love My Coasters.

For day-before-yesterday (yes, I'm still going!), I entered to win some cute little wooden owls from Maple Shade Kids, two pressed peony hair dealies from Made With Love and Glue, a lip balm assortment from In Lulu's Garden, the cutest handmade Mary Jane shoes I've ever seen from Portland Beanie Company, a pair of pink V-Day baby bottoms from Rae Gun, and a little boy's whale shirt from Plum Tree Studio.

For Tuesday, I entered to win a pink cocoon from Simply Basic Designs, a purse pack from Soapalaya Soaps, a headband from Plum Accessories, an owl from Little Polka Dot, a fantastic little boys' toolbelt from A Diva and 3 Dudes Designs, and a to-die-for monster change purse (really love this one) from Zomb.

And (finally!) from Monday, I entered to win a groovy laptop skin from Groovy Lids, a gorgeous necklace from Flora Bond, some amazing make-up from Orglamix, a headband from The Ciao Bella Boutique, the most delightful fake cookies I've ever seen from Podgehodge, and a pacifier blanket and clip from Sweet Ruby.

If you're wondering why childless me enters to win the children stuff contests as well as the adult, remember: I have 17 (going on 19!) incredible nieces and nephews and ANY giveaway I can enter to score them a little loot is definitely worth it :)

Here is the link to her blog full of giveaways, in case you're interested. You still have time to enter these!:
Dress up Drawer

I'll be back Monday with some wordart goodies for YOU!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Another Quick Contest Post

So I am blogging again to enter a contest :)

Kristi over at Just Simply Southern is giving away a couple of her custom picture frames and they are just awesome! Look:

I love her stuff and I love that she's a fellow Texas girl! Just click on over to her blog to enter her contest (HERE), or check out her Etsy store full of goodies (HERE)!

And I will be back again Monday with a new post, wordart bunch, and freebie to grab!
See y'all then :)

Monday, January 25, 2010

All That I Have Seen

Gosh I'm sorry I've been away so long. Over a month, wow! 2010 has been such a stress for me so far and I have just not been feeling up to sitting down at my computer for extended periods. I am especially sorry I missed my Blogoversary yesterday, but MUCH thanks to Teena for the happy thoughts :)

BUT I'm back now. I do solemnly swear to make approximately one post a week as I begin the second year of this blog. I love blogging, making the wordart, the interactions with people, the whole deal.. and I need to get motivated to keep up with it.

I would love to join a forum. That seems to be the way to be social in the digi-scrap community and I feel like it is an aspect I have neglected too long.. My problem is I just don't have the time or energy to devote myself to a bunch of them, the way I know some people do.. I want a place to socialize that is low-pressure, fun, and has a great group of people to interact with. Just one for now, and then hopefully I will branch out. Any suggestions? Please! :)

Customers please note: I will be emailing the file to you as soon as I receive the confirmation of payment from PayPal. If the email you would like your file sent to differs from your PayPal account's then please let me know. You will receive your file within 24 hours (but probably much quicker). ANY questions, please feel free to email me, I know I'm working through kinks here :)
Today's bunch for sale:

And this week's freebie:

Night all ♥

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Quick Contest Blog

Not a contest by me, a contest for me, LOL.

Rachel Berry over at Made With Love & Glue is having a contest, giving away THIS:
A "Family Stitchery" - too dang cute.

I am not completely sure what I will do if I win.. Have it made as a gift probably, since seeing it made with just me, Joe and the dog would be a bit of a downer, but I have always thought that these family stitch pictures are adorable. It's a $35 value (not counting S&H), so it is soooo worth it to pop on over and enter the contest!

HERE is the contest link, in case you missed it up there.
You have till next Tuesday, the 19th :)

I'll be back in a few days with a real post. Promise ♥

Monday, January 11, 2010

Long Overdue New Year Post

Well, I apologize. I did make a New Year's Resolution to be a better scrapper/designer/blogger. But the new year snuck in with new issues and new ideas and I am left stressed and very busy. Right now there is a lot up in the air in my personal life, so I am sorry to report I will not be online to post for another few days.

But stick with me! I will be back by next week, with new bunches for sale, freebies to grab, and a lot more. I have plans, my real life is just putting a kink in them for now.

Hope everyone is having a good 2010 so far. 2009 was definitely NOT my year, so I'm putting a lot of pressure on this year to be better :)
I'll be back soon...

Monday, December 21, 2009

From God's Love

Ah well I'm swamped. Working all day Monday through Wednesday this week because the kiddos are out of school for Christmas break. Also am missing a couple crucial Christmas gifts and have neglected cleaning my house quite long enough. *sigh. I'll get it together on Christmas Eve, no doubt. Last minute :)

Just blowing by to toss y'all a freebie and promise that it will be a resolution for the new year that I be a better blogger/scrapper/etc. Thanks so much for sticking with me and I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Only an Aunt

So maybe I should talk a bit more in these posts, instead of just throwing freebies at y'all :)

Well my birthday was nice, but I got in a car accident (frowny face). I was in my employer's vehicle as well (SUPER frowny face). Thank goodness the kids I watch weren't in the car with me, and it was really just a bad fender bender, no one was hurt at all. The young lady I hit was -vocal- to say the least. Needs a lesson on how to handle stress; cussing and threatening violence really lead nowhere.. Anyway. I'm just glad no one was hurt and my boss wasn't too angry with me, very supportive actually and I am so grateful for that.

December is just so busy, I am having no time to hang out on my computer banging out wordart! I designed Christmas cards for both my sisters, but have YET to get to ours (ouch). I still have a bit of Christmas shopping to do and will be working more hours through the holidays since school is out and the kids I watch will be home all day. Plus my birthday happened (28 is still not quite sinking in) and my NINTH wedding anniversary is tomorrow (happy dance!). Whew! So these freebies I am doling out this month are actually gifts I've made for people. Each one will be printed, framed, and given for Christmas to a family member (mostly on my hubbie's side). With so much going on out here in the real world, I wanted to share with y'all a bit without having to eat up time I need to spend Christmassing!

Today's freebie will be a gift for my aunt, Lisa. She lived with my grandparents my whole life and I was very close to them and visited often, so she was always a part of that experience. When I was a kid, she was the one to treat me to Cadbury Creme Eggs, take me to movies in the theater(!), and let me choose the programs on her TV. Now that I'm an aunt, I understand a bit more how precious those nieces and nephews really are. I'm pretty fond of the 17 (going on 18!) that Joe and I share. Especially my four :)

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Cherish, Hope, Dream

It's my birthday! Yay!

Having a good one so far, just straightening the house, catching up on Dexter (i♥Dexter), stuffing myself with fast food (Chick-fil-A chicken biscuit for breakfast, headed to Subway for lunch), and tonight dinner with the hubbie. I have to work a bit this afternoon, but my job is such a breeze and so enjoyable, that doesn't phase me a bit! :)

A freebie for y'all!