Saturday, November 29, 2008

Unique Gift Idea

Did you know that the US Post Office has partnered with a company to print and mail out postcards for businesses and for personal use? I didn't until about a month ago when I was looking for something else. The good thing is, you upload your files, they print and mail them for you. The cost is somewhere around $1 each. Another good thing, the minimum number you can order is one postcard. You can learn more here


Anyway, I had this brainstorm. I had been wanting to do a calendar for 2009 using my scrapbooking supplies. So, I made a calendar - postcard size. But, this isn't just a calendar, it's a mini photo album. You can pop in pictures of the kids, dogs, cats, or whatever, and using the service offered by the post office, you can mail them to friends and family each month.


What better gift to give Grandma and Grandpa, Uncle Joe or Aunt Sally. who live far away? Keep them updated on the kids with a new picture each month. These postcard calendar pages will fit into a 4" X 6" frame, and can be displayed on their desk, wall or even the fridge. Want a preview of what they look like?


You can purchase this set of picture postcard/calendar pages for $2.99 at Raspberry Road Designs new store. Just click on the title to this post and it will take you there. As a bonus, I have included calendar pages for November and December 2008. Those pages are not include on the preview.

Friday, November 7, 2008

For a good cause - A Kit for Lilly

Here is an excerpt from the Raspberry Road blog:

I received a request about three weeks ago from a young lady who had heard that I do request kits for special circumstances. Lilly is a teenager who has a terrible illness but she has asked that no details be shared. She inquired about getting a kit designed that had fun colors but not too pastel. She loves doodles and the colors teal, orange and green so I had my basics down but found that I was needing something extra special to designs the papers with. I went to my usual stock photography place and right there under flowers was the most stunning and perfect set of flowers. I knew I had to have these so I contacted the artist and she was so gracious and allowed me to use these for such a good cause so make sure you check out the link to her site and say hi. Thank you magicmarie for the beautiful graphic and I know Lilly will appreciate it as well.Me and the girls have decided to donate the proceeds from the sale of all these things we design over the next few days to St. Jude in Memphis. They do such miraculous things there and I know that they work from donations.

Susan asked the Raspberry Girls to create a few quick pages for this project. The girls responded with an overwhelming number of pages, a keyplate album, and even some add-ons to the kit.

Go to Susan's blog to read more about this project and see previews of the kit, the add-ons, the quick pages made by the Raspberry Girls and everything else associated with this request kit. More items will be added over the next few days, so check back often. Please add this kit to your list of purchases, it is for a good cause.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

I am hosting a challenge at Raspberry Road. It's a recipe challenge. Each month I will be sharing one of my family's favorite recipes on a designed 4x6 layout suitable for printing and adding to your recipe collection. The challenge is simple. I will assign an item to the numbers listed in the ingredient list. For instance, if the recipe calls for 1 cup sugar, 1 cup flour, 1/2 cup nuts, etc., the layout might have to include 1 frame, 1 ribbon, 1/2 circle.

Sound complicated? It's really not. I do hope you will come over to the new RRD forum and check out my challenge as well as the others the Raspberry Girls have cooked up for you. This month during the Grand Opening, there are lots of prizes to be won, games to play and challenges to meet. Come join us.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Time to Reflect and Give Thanks

How many times do you look back on your life and say, "I wish I had done things differently"? As I get older, I find myself reflecting on things I have done and accomplished in my life.
I have come to the conclusion that if I had done things differently at some point along the road that is my life, I wouldn't be who I am today. I have three wonderful children, who have blessed me with eight beautiful grandchildren. I have family and friends who love me for who I am, not what I can give them. I am not wealthy, by any means, but I live comfortably. And, I have my health. I am thankful for all of these things.

I am thankful for the people who have touched my life somewhere along the way. I am thankful for the freedoms that I enjoy in this great land called America. And, I am especially thankful for the service men and women and their families who give so much to keep our land free.

What are you thankful for? Take the time to tell someone you are thankful for their _____(help, love, encouragement......whatever, you fill in the blank). It only takes a moment to let someone know you appreciate all they do. Who knows, you might even brighten that person's day.

Thank you to all of the readers of my blog. I am especially greatful that you have taken a moment of your busy life to stop in and visit. I hope you feel comfortable enough to come back and visit again soon.

Great big cyber hugs to all of you.
Carol

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Hi, everyone!

Guess what? It's November 1st. Do you know what November 1st is? It's National Scrapbooking Day.........It is the 1st birthday of Raspberry Road Designs......AND Raspberry Road is having their grand opening starting today. November 1 - 3, Susan has everything in the store is 50% off. WOW, her prices are extremely affordable on regular days, but for the next three days, everything is half off that price! If you get time, swing by the store . The Grand Opening celebration will be going on all month. There are great prizes for games, trivia, and challenges. It's an event you won't want to miss.

While you are on the site, check out the forum! We have lots of great challenges going this month. Stop in, register and say hello! Registration to the forum is free.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Announcement



Mark your calendar! Come join us for the grand opening of our new store. We have lots of surprises in store for you. Also, while you are there, join in on some of the new challenges on our forum. There are some great participation gifts lined up.

Leaves of Time Freebie QP




I made this layout of an old family picture using RRD's new kit "Leaves of Time." You will find the link to a freebie quick page below.


You can click on the title to the post or here to download. I hope you enjoy it.
As always, comments are much appreciated if you download.

Guest CT Call at RRD


Susan is looking for a few Guest CT's to help during the Grand Opening of the new Raspberry Road Designs website. You can click on the announcement to get a larger view of the CT Call.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Desktop Wallpaper/Calendar for November

You can pick up a freebie copy of this desktop wallpaper/calendar that I designed using Susan's latest kit, Fanciful Fall Collection, on her blog. I hope you enjoy it.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Blessings

This layout was made using Raspberry Road Designs new kit Blessings .


We all have blessings in our life. I have three that I am especially thankful for, my children. This is one of them, my daughter at age 3. She is all grown up now, and has shared with me two blessings of her own.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Pressed In Time Brag Book

This little jewel of a brag book was designed just for the Raspberry Road Designs blog. You can pick up this freebie on the RRD blog.

The kit used was Pressed in Time.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Pick of the Patch QP

I created another quick page using Raspberry Road Designs Pick of the Patch kit. This one will coordinate with the one I made and posted Saturday. Don't you just love these colors? Here's a preview and a link to the CT Blog where you can download the freebie.
Link to the CT Blog

New layout

WOOOHOOOOO! I accomplished something today. LOL, the first day I have off from work after putting in 42 hours in 4 days at work, I usually don't do anything except rest. Today, however, I was feeling creative. So, I made this layout of my grandson and his kindergarten teacher. This was his first crush. As he told his dad when asked what his new teacher was like, "Dad, she's HOT!" He learned a lot from a very caring lady that year, and his behavior improved tremendously.

For this layout, I used a template by Jill at JZDesigns. You can purchase her templates at Raspberry Road Designs new store. The kit I used is one of RRD's kits that you will be able to get free with purchase during the Grand Opening, starting November 1. The kit is called Higher Learning. I used nothing but the various papers from the kit in making this layout. But it is loaded with lots and lots of school related elements for all grades of school.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Pinch Box, BookMarks, and Gift Tags



Head on over to Raspberry Road Designs and pick up my latest projects. This time it's a pinch box with 2 gift tags and two bookmarks made using Pick of the Patch.

Here's a preview:

If you download, please leave a comment. We enjoy reading them.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

New QP up

This little QP is being offered on the Raspberry Road CT Blog. I made it using Susan's Pick of the Patch, her latest kit, just in time for fall. Do you have a special photo that would be just right for this one? Swing by the CT blog and pick it up.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Saying Goodbye

No, I'm not going anywhere. My nephew is in the army and recently left for his latest tour of duty. I made this layout using Raspberry Road Designs Savoir Faire Collection . It seems as if we are always and forever saying goodbye to him. If you see this CJ, I miss you.
You can get a copy of the quick page for this layout on the Raspberry Road CT blog.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Happy Haunting!

Hi! Sorry I have been absent for a few days. I have been busy designing new projects for Raspberry Road and working my day job. Susan has a new website/store that will be opening on November 1 and we are all excited about the new things that will be happening there. All of our blogs, forum, gallery and the shoppe will be under one roof now. We are planning a HUGE Grand Opening Celebration, which will coincide with the 1st anniversary of Raspberry Road Designs. It's hard to believe it has been a whole year since Susan opened Raspberry Road.


Today, on Susan's blog you can pick up this cute little project I designed using her new kit Happy Haunting. This is a sample of a new line being introduced at the store called Printables. These will be quick little projects that can be printed from your own computer, assembled and used as gifts for all sorts of occasions. I had planned to show you a photo of my finished box, but my little ghostie took it home with him before I could take a picture. Anyway, today's freebie is a pinch box that would be perfect for your Halloween treats. Included in the zip are instructions for printing and assembling this box. You can swing by Raspberry Road and pick it up.


We would love to hear what you think of this new line, so if you download and use this project, please leave a comment.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Apple Festival

YAY! It's officially Fall, the time of harvest. Soon the farmer's markets across the country will be filling up with lots of fresh goodies. There will be pumpkins, fresh fruits and my favorite . . . apples.

Close to my home, there is a little town nestled in the North Georgia mountains, called Ellijay, Georgia. This sleepy little town, for most of the year is really a quiet, peaceful place to be. Until Fall, that is. In the Fall, apples are harvested from all of the orchards around this sleepy little town, and the town becomes a busy place. Along with the apple harvest, comes the annual Apple Festival. This is the 37th year for the festival in Ellijay. In honor of that occasion, I have created a quick page using Raspberry Road's new kit Apple Festival, you can get the kit on her blog.

Here is a preview of the quick page, which you can grab on the CT blog


If you are lucky enough to live where they are having an Apple Festival, why not gather up the family and check it out? You won't be disappointed.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Another QP

Here is another QP of mine that is posted on the Raspberry Road Designs blog. Hop on over and get your's and while you're there, check out the other offerings from Susan's store. :)



Thanks for visiting my blog! Be sure to leave some "love" if you download.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Saturday already?

Gosh, it's hard to believe that it's Saturday already. Another week has gone by and we are another week closer to the end of another year. It seems as I get older, the faster time has a way of slipping away. Do you ever get the feeling you are not accomplishing as much in the same amount of time? I do! To increase my self image, I have taken to making a list of the things I DO accomplish in a day's time. That way, when I look at my list, I can honestly say, "Look, you did accomplish a lot today!" Maybe I am expecting to accomplish more, but are my expectations reasonable?

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Have you forgotten?

Today is the 7th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. I have not forgotten, have you?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpoudLoc8sY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_clidR7drg&feature=related

To all of our service men and women, firefighters, policemen. . . THANK YOU!

New Brag Book up at Raspberry Road

Susan has posted a new brag book of mine on her blog. I used her DeDe Collection kit for this one. I just love pink and green together, don'e you? I hope you will run on over and snatch it before it's gone.

Click on the title to get to Susan's blog.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

New brag book released yesterday

One of my latest brag books was released yesterday on the RRD blog. This one is using a kit called Sunflower Susie from Raspberry Road Designs. You can pick up this brag book freebie by going to RRD and downloading it. Pretty simple, huh? Better yet, while you're there grab a copy of the kit. Susan's prices really affordable and her kits are simply gorgeous!





If you do download it, please leave a comment on Susan's blog or the 4shared site. We love reading what you have to say!

Don't Forget the Blog Train

Just a reminder that the blog train from ADSD will be going on all this month. If you haven't gotten on board yet, there is still time to download all the awesome freebies from the Cornucopia of Colors collaboration.

Aisne
http://grafx4all.blogspot.com/
Amanda
www.mommyaddictedtoscraps.blogspot.com
Amber LaBau
http://stolenmomentsdesign.blogspot.com
Andrea - MemoriesByScraps
http://andreawhitt.wordpress.com/
Angel
http://angelflyingsolo.blogspot.com
Ann
http://mumsy-meanderingsandcrafts.blogspot.com
Beckmoore
http://beckmoorescrapalittle.blogspot.com/
Beth
http://lighthousedesigns-beth.blogspot.com/
Brooke & Joni
www.ahhhscrap.blogspot.com
By God's Design
http://digibygodsdesign.biz
Carol R
http://artsygrannysdigitaldelights.blogspot.com/
cbruski
http://digitalscrapfun.blogspot.com/
Charlie
http://charliesdigiscraps.blogspot.com/
Chiara
http://creativedigitalscraps.blogspot.com
Crazy Diamond
http://designsbycrazydiamond.com
Deb
http://thescrappincop.blogspot.com
Debbie
www.digital-keepsakes.blogspot.com
Jaydensmama
http://jaydensmamadesigns.blogspot.com/
Jamie
http://jamiescreationsandscraps.blogspot.com
jeannieb
http://jeanniebenson.blogspot.com/
Julia
http://bluetoillescrap.livejournal.com/
Kathy Goldstein
http://thescraploft.blogspot.com/
Kelly
http://jrzgrl189.blogspot.com/
Kimberly
http://www.CityScribeScraps.com
Lei
http://fairydustprincess-magicmaker.blogspot.com/
Lioness3 Legacies
http://www.digitalscrapmall.com/Lioness3Legacies/blog.html
Lois
http://scrappinwithladye.blogspot.com/
Lori Imel
http://living4him2.blogspot.com/
Lori J
www.scripityscrap.blogspot.com
Lyndie
http://gonescrappindesigns.blogspot.com
Lynn
http://heavenlycrafts.blogspot.com/
MagsGraphics
http://magsgraphics.blogspot.com
Mandy
http://www.scrapswithspunkitude.harkinsfamilyblog.com
Mardesia
http://www.craftersboutique.blogspot.com
Marie
http://emceescraps.blogspot.com
Melonie
http://designsbymel.blogspot.com/
Merrilee
http://thisnthatandscrapbookchat.blogspot.com/
Michaele
http://burkhartscrapzone.blogspot.com/
Michelle Blagg
http://inasunshinestateofmind.blogspot.com
Nadine
http://scrappinmammasdigitals.blogspot.com/
Nancy Schmidt
http://nancyschmidt.blogspot.com
Nora
http://nbdigiscrappin.blogspot.com/
Oase
http://www.pandabeardesigns.blogspot.com/
Pam
http://lsoldesigns.blogspot.com/
Penny
http://buzybeehive.blogspot.com
Penny
http://www.alliekatcreations.blogspot.com
Rachel
www.creationsbyrachael.blogspot.com
Scrappy Cat
http://catstation.net/scrappycats/blog/
Shannon
http://scrappyshannon.blogspot.com
Shel
http://shelbellescraps.blogspot.com
Sheryl
http://www.azonefordigiscraps.com
Stacy
http://kalodesigns.blogspot.com/
Stephanie
http://superspecialspice.blogspot.com/
Terimayo
www.teristhingomyjigs.blogspot.com
Terresa
http://terresasdesigns.blogspot.com/
Virginia Higgins
http://ladyvdzine.com/

Thursday, September 4, 2008

The train is chugging along

The ADSD blog train for September is still going. Remember you have until September 30, 2008 to download all the goodies the 56 different designers have for you. You can find a list of the various blogs by clicking on the title to this post. Cornucopia of Colors is the name of the collaboration and features the beautiful colors of fall. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog on your train ride. I hope you enjoyed your visit and will come back often. I offer freebies not only on my blog, but also the Raspberry Road Designs site, and the Raspberry Road CT Blog . I hope you will visit them as well.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

ADSD Collaboration Freebie for you

I love camping in the fall. Do you? I love the smell of wood burning in a campfire, roasting hot dogs and marshmallows over an open fire, making S'mores, and telling ghost stories around the campfire. Awakening to the cool crisp morning air after sleeping in a tent is so refreshing.



As you know, I took part in the September Collaboration at ADSD - Cornucopia of Colors. I have some elements in my portion that are just right for your camping layouts. I thought I would make a little treat for you to get you started using your kits you are downloading. Here is a brag book page using my portion of the kit.

If you haven't jumped on board the blog train to pick up the fabulous designs offered by the designers, now is the time to do it. A list of the designers and links to their blogs can be found below this post Have fun!

For those of you that took the time to post a comment on the 4shared site and here on the blog, I thank you. I read all comments and they are very much appreciated. For those of you that didn't, shame on you!

Oh and you can click on the title to this post to download the brag book page.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Just Released

A new brag book featuring Raspberry Road Designs Savior-Faire kit has just been posted on her blog . I had lots of fun designing this book. I love the colors.


I hope you will swing by Raspberry Road and pick up the freebie. As always, comments are welcomed!

ADSD September Collaboration FREEBIE

I have been busy this month working on a collaboration kit for Aspiring Digital Scrapbooking Designers (ADSD). With the first of September here, it is time for the unveiling of all the goodies the ladies have cooked up. This is a preview of my contribution to the kit. Not all of the elements are shown in the preview. There are lots more, I just got tired of adding them to the preview sheet. LOL.






Click on the preview to download it.

Sorry about the mix up with the links, I have corrected them now. That's what happens when you work outside the home and come back to try to get a bit of work done at home in the early morning hours.. lol

Here is a listing of the other member's sites to pick up the rest of the collaboration. I hope you have lots of hard drive space! We have 56 participants, and the previews I have seen are simply amazing!

Aisne http://grafx4all.blogspot.com/
Amanda http://www.mommyaddictedtoscraps.blogspot.com/
Amber LaBau http://stolenmomentsdesign.blogspot.com/
Andrea - MemoriesByScraps http://andreawhitt.wordpress.com/
Angel http://angelflyingsolo.blogspot.com/
Ann http://mumsy-meanderingsandcrafts.blogspot.com/
Beckmoore http://beckmoorescrapalittle.blogspot.com/
Beth http://lighthousedesigns-beth.blogspot.com/
Brooke & Joni http://www.ahhhscrap.blogspot.com/
By God's Design http://digibygodsdesign.biz/
Carol R http://artsygrannysdigitaldelights.blogspot.com/
cbruski http://digitalscrapfun.blogspot.com/
Charlie http://charliesdigiscraps.blogspot.com/
Chiara http://creativedigitalscraps.blogspot.com/
Crazy Diamond http://designsbycrazydiamond.com/
Deb http://thescrappincop.blogspot.com/
Debbie http://www.digital-keepsakes.blogspot.com/
Jaydensmama http://jaydensmamadesigns.blogspot.com/
Jamie http://jamiescreationsandscraps.blogspot.com/
jeannieb http://jeanniebenson.blogspot.com/
Julia http://bluetoillescrap.livejournal.com/
Kathy Goldstein http://thescraploft.blogspot.com/
Kelly http://jrzgrl189.blogspot.com/
Kimberly http://www.cityscribescraps.com/
Lei http://fairydustprincess-magicmaker.blogspot.com/
Lioness3 Legacies http://www.digitalscrapmall.com/Lioness3Legacies/blog.html
Lois http://scrappinwithladye.blogspot.com/
Lori Imel http://living4him2.blogspot.com/
Lori J http://www.scripityscrap.blogspot.com/
Lyndie http://gonescrappindesigns.blogspot.com/
Lynn http://heavenlycrafts.blogspot.com/
MagsGraphics http://magsgraphics.blogspot.com/
Mandy http://www.scrapswithspunkitude.harkinsfamilyblog.com/
Mardesia http://www.craftersboutique.blogspot.com/
Marie http://emceescraps.blogspot.com/
Melonie http://designsbymel.blogspot.com/
Merrilee http://thisnthatandscrapbookchat.blogspot.com/
Michaele http://burkhartscrapzone.blogspot.com/
Michelle Blagg http://inasunshinestateofmind.blogspot.com/
Nadine http://scrappinmammasdigitals.blogspot.com/
Nancy Schmidt http://nancyschmidt.blogspot.com/
Nora http://nbdigiscrappin.blogspot.com/
Oase http://www.pandabeardesigns.blogspot.com/
Pam http://lsoldesigns.blogspot.com/
Penny http://buzybeehive.blogspot.com/
Penny http://www.alliekatcreations.blogspot.com/
Rachel http://www.creationsbyrachael.blogspot.com/
Scrappy Cat http://catstation.net/scrappycats/blog/
Shannon http://scrappyshannon.blogspot.com/
Shel http://shelbellescraps.blogspot.com/
Sheryl http://www.azonefordigiscraps.com/
Stacy http://kalodesigns.blogspot.com/
Stephanie http://superspecialspice.blogspot.com/
Terimayo http://www.teristhingomyjigs.blogspot.com/
Terresa http://terresasdesigns.blogspot.com/
Virginia Higgins http://ladyvdzine.com/

Have fun and don't forget your manners, leave some love if you download. ;)

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Tomorrow is a big day!

Tomorrow is the unveiling of the September ADSD Collaboration called Cornucopia of Color. I took part in this month's collaboration. We have 56 designers participating this month and all will be offering freebies. These freebies will only be available for one month, so grab as many as you can while you have the chance.

See you at midnight with my portion of the kit. ;)

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Gift for you

On the Raspberry Road CT Blog, you will find this quick page I made. It is made with a free kit Susan posted on her blog called Annie Collection.


Tuesday, August 26, 2008

WOW! Look at this Beauty!



Raspberry Road Designs has just posted a new fall kit that is absolutely stunning! I can't wait to get my hands on this one. Fall is my favorite time of year (I know I told you that before, LOL).




Here is the preview.


Monday, August 25, 2008

Goodies, goodies and more goodies

The Raspberry Girls have been extremely busy this week. There are lots of freebies on the RRD CT Blog http://raspberryroaddesignsct.blogspot.com/

The three new quick pages created by Adele will be lovely additions to your photo albums. Then there is the final set of 5 brag book pages by Leigh using the Tailwaters Collection. Cheryl posted a lovely quick page on Friday and I have a few things up too.

If you haven't stopped in this week, you are sure missing a lot of neat stuff.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

New QP

I posted a new QP freebie for you on the RRD CT Blog. Here is a preview:


Friday, August 22, 2008

Another Brag Book completed

WOW, I finished two brag books this week! It really makes me feel like I am accomplishing something good. One is already posted on Raspberry Road Designs as a freebie. I used Susan's Nantucket Briar kit for it. Here's a preview.


If you click on the preview, it will take you to Susan's blog so you can download the freebie.

The other one I finished will be released soon on Susan's blog. For it I used her newest kit, released today, County Fair. This kit is loaded with the neatest papers and graphics suitable for all kinds of layouts. There are tractors, farm animals, ribbons, buttons, and other elements. There is even a paper in the kit that has an old pickup truck and images of a ferris wheel. Remember those? I used to love to ride the ferris wheel at the fair!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Where has this week gone? and a freebie

My goodness, time is flying by. Before you know it, it will be Halloween, then Thanksgiving will sneak in and . . . I don't even want to think how fast the C word will get here. Work is taking up a lot of my time, but I'm still spending a lot of my home time designing.

In fact, I am experimenting with some new things. One of the new things is printable photo greeting cards. I would like you to help me decide whether to pursue this venue, so I am offering one as a freebie today.



Click on the preview and you can download it. Only the front is shown. The inside of the card is blank so you can write a message. The file is png, at 300 dpi. Please, if you download it, let me know what you think of the finished product.

Thanks a bunch!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Congratulations, Susan

Susan Darter of Raspberry Road Designs is the Featured Designer at Bella Scraps Magazine http://www.bellascraps.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=11 this month! Congratulations, Susan! If you follow the link, there is a HUGE kit of Susan's that is being given away with the purchase of this month's magazine! The kit is called Higher Learning. It has a fabulous array of school related elements! The preview for the kit is at the link listed. If you get a chance, swing by Susan's store http://raspberryroaddesigns.blogspot.com/ and congratulate her. While you're there, pick up the freebies, Big Boy Elements and Big Boy Papers she posted last week.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Boho Collection

I created another quick page to share with the fans of Raspberry Road Designs. The freebie is posted on the CT blog http://raspberryroaddesignsct.blogspot.com/


This quick page is using the latest kit from RRD, Boho Collection. Here is a preview.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Raspberry Jam Brag Book

I have created another brag book for the fans of Raspberry Road Designs. This time, I used the Raspberry Jam kit that Susan released about 3 weeks ago. Here is a preview:

You can get it by clicking on the title to this post. That will redirect you to the CT blog where you will find the download link.
While you are surfing the net, swing by Susan's store http://raspberryroaddesigns.blogspot.com/ She has posted a new kit this morning and it is lovely. It's called Boho Collection and has some beautiful late summer colors in it. There is also a freebie paper kit called Big Boy Collection that Susan has posted to say thanks to all of her wonderful fans who offered comments and support this past week. The elements to the Big Boy Collection will be posted tomorrow.
There will be lots of great things happening at Raspberry Road Designs over the next few weeks, so check back often.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Back to work for me, and a gift for you

I started my new job today. Not sure how I'm going to like it It's a lot slower paced than what I'm used to working. We'll see.

Anyway, I have a surprise for you. I have been playing again. Head over to the Raspberry Road CT blog and see what I have cooked up for you using Susan's new kit, Victorian Bliss http://raspberryroaddesignsct.blogspot.com/

Time for bed, that's another reason I'm not sure about this new job......I am SO NOT a morning person.

See ya!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Last QP Freebie from Caribbean Sunset

I have one final QP for you from the Caribbean Sunset Kit. You can download it here:



Here is the preview. I hope you enjoy it.


Thursday, August 7, 2008

A Freebie for You



Another QP using Caribbean Sunset. Don't you just love the orange colors? You can download it here: http://www.4shared.com/dir/8600162/403d2b64/ADD_blog.html

New layout

I used Susan's Victorian Bliss for this layout. It is my entry into the 8 picture challenge on the Raspberry Road Designs forum. The bright yellow paper and the clustered frames were the perfect setting for pictures of Superman from my vacation trip.






If you would like to take part in the challenge, you can find it here: http://raspberryroaddesigns.myfastforum.org/sutra2016.php#2016

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

A new brag book

I posted a new brag book on the Raspberry Road Designs CT blog today as a freebie for you. http://raspberryroaddesignsct.blogspot.com/ . I used Susan's new kit Victorian Bliss to design this one. Here is a preview:
This kit is has lots of vintage style papers and elements. You can purchase the kit on Susan's blog http://raspberryroaddesigns.blogspot.com/

I won an award! Yippeee!



I have won an award yahoo! Thank you Marie@ http://flashgraphicscreations.blogspot.com/

The rules of the award are:

1.The winner can put the logo on her blog.

2. Link the person you received your award from.

3.Nominate at least 7 other blogs.

4.Put links of those blogs on yours.

5.Leave a message on the blogs of the girls you’ve nominated...So now I nominate:

Stephanie @http://superspecialspice.blogspot.com/
Andrea @ http://thepaperpurse.blogspot.com/
Sandie @ http://bearpatchcrafts.blogspot.com/
Krissy @ http://krissysscraps.blogspot.com/
Norma @ http://swheatcreations.blogspot.com/
Deb @ http://thescrappincop.blogspot.com/
Anita @ http://nanas-attic.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Freebie I promised

As promised, here is the second quick page using my Caribbean Sunset kit.


You can download it here: http://www.4shared.com/dir/8600162/403d2b64/ADD_blog.html or by clicking on the title to the post.

What a wonderful week I had!

You know when you go on vacation that the time will fly by too quickly. This past week was a whirlwind of activity . . . traveling, seeing the sites, visiting with family, casinos, and lots of other stuff. I am soooooo glad to be home, but now comes the unpacking, catching up on laundry and getting back into the swing of things at home.

One really neat place we stopped on the way to my sister's house was a little town in Illinois, called Metropolis, just across the Kentucky/Illinois border on Interstate 24. We had pulled off the interstate at the rest area to take pictures of the kids in front of the "Welcome to Illinois" sign for their scrapbooks. When we started to leave the parking lot, we saw a sign that said "Giant Superman Statue" with an arrow pointing to the left. We decided to check it out. This is what we found.



Pretty neat, huh? But that's not all this little town has to offer. There were paintings on the side of the buildings.



This is a painting honoring the men and women who have served and are serving in the armed forces. A plaque beside it commemorates the story of one veteran of World War II, John Steele, from Metropolis.

Metropolis also offers a Superman museum, and other pictures of Clark Kent, and Lois Lane painted on the side of the buildings. We didn't have a whole lot of time to spend, but it is definitely a must see if you are in the area. I plan to spend some time there the next time I travel through the area.
I'll be back later on today to post a freebie for you, another quick page from Caribbean Sunset.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Good Morning

I have a few minutes to post this morning before the grandkids have everyone up and running. It seems we have been in the car most of the week so far. The trip out to Kansas took about 19 hours. The grandkids got really bored driving that far, so we kept stopping along the way to let them run off a little energy. Yesterday, we drove to Kansas City to see my nephew off to Italy, his new duty station. He will be there for the next few years. It was rough watching him leave, but at least this isn't like the last time we sent him off to Iraq.

After his plane left, we went to one of the Casinos to try our luck. Don't even ask! It was my first trip ever to a casino. It was a lot of fun, but not something I would want to do on a regular basis. There was this one little man sitting playing one of the video machines that would play one of the Village People songs when you won. It was so much fun to watch this old fella dancing in his chair when he won. He played the same machine the whole time we were there, and was having a blast with it.

Well the GKs are getting up, so I guess I had better get a move on or they will leave me behind.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

How about a little freebie?

I'm in a good mood today. My vacation starts tomorrow. The packing is all done, except last minute stuff like toothbrush. I am dreading the drive (about 17 hours) but it will be so worth it. Three of my grandchildren and their mom are going with me, so there should be lots of photo ops!

Anyway, I mentioned a freebie. Here is a quick page, from a kit I designed. I call it Caribbean Sunset.


I hope you enjoy it. Oh, and click on the title to this post to take you to where you can download it. : )
Edited to say:
As an anonymous poster pointed out in a comment, you need a password (don't know what's up with that as I did not assign one to it). But the password is orange, the same as the other freebie quick page I offered before.


Toodles for now.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

WOOO HOOOOO Another layout finished

I am a haphazard scrapper, to say the least. When I decide I want to scrap a layout, it's kind of like playing Russian Roulette only with photos. I look through a gazillion photos until one of them kind of jumps out at me. Then, I have to hunt through my stash of goodies to find a kit that will go with the photo. With the new Raspberry Jam kit from Raspberry Road Designs, http://raspberryroaddesigns.blogspot.com/ I have the option of doing everyday layouts, Christmas layouts (because the colors work marvelously for that), spring layouts or whatever.


I used the kit for this photo of my son and his fiancee taken at her high school graduation two years ago. It was taken in May, so everything was green and fresh. This kit worked perfectly for it. What do you think?


Any and all comments are welcome. Be sure to go by Susan's store and pick up this versatile kit, you won't be sorry.
Toodles!

Friday, July 25, 2008

RASPBERRY JAM

Doesn't that sound yummy? The colors in Susan's new kit are just as yummy. I just posted a layout I did using this new kit and a freebie quick page on the CT blog. Head on over and pick it up http://raspberryroaddesignsct.blogspot.com/, then head over to Susan's blog to pick up the kit.http://raspberryroaddesigns.blogspot.com/

Here is my layout:



Check back this week, you never know what kind of freebies you might find!



TTFN, it's bedtime.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

I am sooo Excited!

Did I mention I was excited? Only three more days and it's VACATION TIME! I have looked forward to this all year. I am going to visit my sister. The last time I saw her was two years ago. Here is a layout I finished last night. That's my SIS!







I'm also excited about a new kit that Susan is debuting tomorrow. http://raspberryroaddesigns.blogspot.com/search/label/Freebies?max-results=20 It's called Raspberry Jam. I have been working on a layout using the kit today. You'll have to come back tomorrow and check it out.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Did you have a good Monday?

Monday's always seem to get a bum rap. Nobody likes Mondays. I guess because they signal the end of the weekend, time to hit the road back to work.

I must be a strange duck then, because I love Mondays. They signal a new week to conquer new things. The weekend is over, fun and games time is at an end, and it's time to get creative. I have about a week before I leave for vacation. I have so many things started that I need to get finished before I leave. I have a new kit in the works for the store: http://www.treasuredscrapdesigns.com/ Lots of new style elements in this kit. I need to finish up a couple things for it and get the preview ready. That's tomorrow's assignment. I worked all day on elements for the papers I designed last week. I'm really excited about this kit. I will put up a freebie bonus later in the week that was made from the kit.

Have a good night. See you tomorrow.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

The surprise I promised

As I promised earlier, I have a surprise for you today. It is my latest brag book using Raspberry Road Designs "Mystical Sky." Here is the preview:





You can pick it up on the Raspberry Road CT Blog http://raspberryroaddesignsct.blogspot.com/ . If you download it, please be sure to tell Susan thank you!

Toodles!

My how time flies. . .

I've been busier than a flea in a pack of dogs lately. It seems there just aren't enough hours in a day. That is still no excuse for me to forget my only sister's birthday yesterday. I didn't even think about it until some where around midnight last night and there was noooooo way I was going to call her at that time. I did eventually call her though, and she had a pretty good birthday even without me. I'm so sorry, Sis! I love you .

I hope your weekend is going good. Did you do anything fun? Did you get a little "me" time for yourself? I hope so. Life is too short to not allow yourself some "me" time once in a while. I allowed myself some "me" time yesterday. I went out in the woods and picked some wild blackberries. Yep, you guessed it, I made myself a blackberry cobbler, just a small one though.

There's no one home but me this week. (Yay, no fighting with my son over MY computer!) He went camping with his fiancee's family. They go about this time every year and for the last three years, he has gone with them.

Good grief, it's after midnight again. Guess it's time for this old granny to hit the sack. I hope you have a great night or day, depending on what time zone you're in. Come back later today and I hope to have a nice little surprise for you up on the blog.

Nightie, Night.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Mystical Sky

Good afternoon, everyone! I hope your Friday is going as well as mine is! Another beautiful day in the Sunny South.

Yesterday, I told you briefly about Susan's new kit, "Mystical Sky." Let me tell you, this kit is just FULL of great papers and elements. As if that weren't enough, she has a freebie add-on paper pack on her blog for you http://raspberryroaddesigns.blogspot.com/search/label/Freebies?max-results=20 and a QP posted on the RRD CT blog http://raspberryroaddesignsct.blogspot.com/ . In addition, on the CT blog I have posted another QP using this kit. I hope you will pop over, collect the freebies and pick up this georgous kit! Have a magical fantasy wedding planned? This kit would be great for that album. Have a little princess you need to scrap for? This kit would be perfect for that too. Oh, and let's not leave out the little princes, in our lives. There are frogs, dragonflies, butterflies, and other little creatures that would be perfect for lttle Prince Charming.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

What's happening

Hey, everyone! How are you today? How is the weather where you are? It's been a beautiful day here in Georgia, sunny, warm, not too hot, perfect weather for being outside. Unfortunately, I have been inside all day. : (

But, it was fun. I have been working on some new kits to put in the store http://www.treasuredscrapdesigns.com/ . I hope to have them finished and up sometime next week. Speaking of Treasured Scrap Designs, don't forget the sale going on this month, everything is 15% off AND if you purchase $11.00 worth of product, you get the July Mega Kit free. It's a HUGE set too.

I also, wanted to tell you that Susan at Raspberry Road Designs http://raspberryroaddesigns.blogspot.com/search/label/Freebies?max-results=20 has a new kit coming out tomorrow. It's called "Mystical Sky" and it's chock full of elements and papers with fairies, and butterflies, and all kinds of good things. Lots of glitter and glitz. I have seen the preview, and if you are looking for some mystical, magical papers for your little princess, you need to get this one.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Gnome in my garden

I just finished my latest layout, using Susan's (Raspberry Road Designs) kit "Gnome in the Garden." Here's a little preview, a close-up of the Gnome in MY garden. You can see the full layout by clicking on the title to this post. It will take you to Susan's CT blog.



I hope you enjoy looking. Here's my little guy.




Time for this old granny to hit the sheets. Take care and come back soon! You never know what you might find here.

Toodles!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

New Brag Book





This is my latest brag book. It is available at Raspberry Road. If you click on the title of this post, it will take you to Susan's site where you can pick it up. Yep, it's a freebie. Enjoy.

Sorry, I forgot to post credits

I am so sorry, I forgot to post credits on the freebie quick page yesterday, but with good reason... I created all papers and elements used. DUH! I forgot to give myself credit. LOL! I just don't want anyone to think I was one to not give credit where credit is due. And, I always do like Mom said, "Remember to say thank you." : )

Past my bedtime, TTYL!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

A Freebie for you

What better way to start off a new week than with a freebie for you? This was one of the very first Quick Pages I made. It's a simple layout, but I'm sure you can find a way to dress it up and make it your own. I hope you like it. Password is orange, simply because I couldn't think of anything else at the time...LOL.


Have a great evening! Hug your loved ones and hold them close.
Toodles!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

A Little Romance in your life?

Hello! Glad you stopped by today! I hope your day has been as wonderful as mine! I accomplished all I set out to get done today, and that's always a good thing. It doesn't happen very often, but I guess today's list was shorter than normal. . .LOL!

I have a surprise for you. It is a preview of a kit I have debuting at http://www.treasuredscrapdesigns.com/ today. "A Little Romance Mini-kit I" has 6 lovely, bright 12x12 papers; 5 daisies in various colors; 2 lace doilies; 2 frames and a bouquet of flowers. Here is the preview:





What do you think? Like it? I love the color palette on this one. Stop by the store and add it to your shopping cart. The price is $3.00 USD, but on sale for $2.55. And remember every item in the store is on sale this month!

I need to get off the computer for a while and think about dinner. Have any suggestions for something quick and easy to fix? Have a great evening!

TTFN!

Two more items added to the store

Click the title of this post and you can check out two more items that have been added to the store. Here is a preview of what they look like! And don't forget, the entire contents of the store is on sale 15% off.



Toodles for now!