Monday, March 26, 2007

bad, bad blogger

Yes, I'm a bad blogger. I don't update nearly enough.

Anyway.. first off, the Bowl for Kid's Sake donation drive... thanks to the wonderful and supportive digi scrapping community, I'm just $15 from my goal :) Thank you everyone! Its not too late to donate, I am accepting donations through Friday. On Monday (we have a big weekend planned) I will announce the winner of the year of Sherri goodies!

Okay... on to other things...

I've been busy today! Not only did I finish a cute new kit (which will be at Elemental Scraps sometime Monday) but I did 2 element packs, started another and two layouts!

First off... my new kit. I have to show it off because I'm proud of it. My daughter was a little put out that I had done a boyish Easter kit and not made a kit for her. While this started out as an Easter kit, it didn't end up that way. I'm much happier with the end result though.

See? I told you it is cute! I had so much fun with this one. I didn't want to stop adding more goodies to it. When I was finished, I did something I rarely do... I scrapped with it! I don't take time often enough to scrap with my own kits but I was sorting through some old pictures and saw a batch of Easter ones from a few years back. I just had to scrap this one!

It seems like I am always scrapping Caity pictures. I promise, I do scrap my son now and then, lol. He is such a busy blur that I don't get as many pictures of him as I'd like... and Caity is 3.5 years older so I have tons more pictures of her of course. I took some fun ones of the boy on Saturday though. It had rained all day Friday and our back yard was a mud pit. The sand box was standing in water despite having the lid on it. Of course, the kids (especially Declan) decided it would be fun to play in it, water and all.
Melissa Bennet over at Elemental Scraps has this great kit called Mud Tracks. I was so excited when I realized that it was perfect for my mud pictures! Here's my layout using Melissa's fun kit...
Isn't my dirty boy cute? He was right back out there in the mud today... I can't seem to keep him clean, or ind0ors!

Anyway... its 3am here and I need to get myself to bed. Spring break is over and my girl goes back to preschool tomorrow. She is really looking forward to it, but I am not looking forward to getting up early with her. She has this funny sense and knows which days are school days and she gets up bright and early to be ready in time (though she doesn't go until after noon).

Before I go though... be sure to check out Elemental Scraps' designer challenge. Just one week left of challenges (my goal is to post a new one on Monday afternoon) and the participation prize for the last week will be a good one! Also, to wrap up my month as the featured designer I will be having a big sale... stay tuned!

Saturday, March 17, 2007

a huge thank you!

I am so excited, impressed, and genuinely thankful for the donations I've received for the Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids' Sake tournament! This community is just fabulous and I feel blessed to be a part of it! I've nearly reached my goal already and I couldn't have done it without the support of you fabulous digi-scrappers!!

Friday, March 16, 2007

I need your help... its for a good cause! (and a freebie!)

Every year my husband participates in the Bowl For Kids' Sake fund raiser. Every year I cheer him and the rest of the team on. This year I've decided to join in the fun, bowl a few games with my friends and raise some money to help out the kids.

Here's where you come in... the tournament is to raise money for our local chapter of Big Brother Big Sisters. I'm a SAHM and I just can't get out and wrangle up donations like I used to be able to do. I decided to see if my friends in the digi world could help me out.

Here's the deal... for every dollar you donate (directly to the BFKS website) I'll give you two dollars to spend on my products at Digi Scrap Divas, Elemental Scraps or One of a Kind Scrapz. Not only do you get to claim this donation on your taxes but you can treat yourself to some digital goods while helping out a child! What could be better??

I'll tell you what!! For every donation of $10 you will be entered in a drawing to win all of my designs for an ENTIRE YEAR! You will get everything that is current as well as anything I release for a whole year (not including collaboration kits with other designers or store mega kit contribution pieces)!!

So... donate to a good cause... claim the donation on your taxes... get twice the amount you donate in digital goods (you can use the coupons yourself or give them as a gift! I'll create the coupons in any denomination you wish) and possibly win everything I design for a year!

Can you help a girl out?? Click here to go directly to the donation page.

After you make your donation, please email me ( with your first and last name and your reference number (this will be on the email confirmation you receive) so that I can get your coupons to you!

And, since I believe in this cause so much... the first 3 people to donate $5 or more and email me will get my newest kit Easter Blues FREE!

And now... after you've read all of that... I have a little freebie for you. This layered template was created for a template chat at Digi Scrap Shak. It is in .psd format with multiple .png layers for those of you who use DIP.

Download here... enjoy!

Sunday, March 11, 2007

my fingers aren't fast enough

... nor is my computer! I have so many ideas running around inside my head that I just want to put in to action but there isn't enough time in the day! I am really working right now to find the balance between family time, house work, design time, scrapping time and time for me. The 'me' time is always the first to go so I'm really working to make some time for myself. Yes, scrapping and designing are both for me as well but I really need to concentrate on some activities that get me away from the computer.

Now that the weather is turning nice, I am looking forward to being outside more. The sunshine we've had over the past few days has helped lift my spirits tremendously and made me more productive in all areas of my life. Its awesome! I've managed to get the house in decent shape (not perfect, but better than it was by far), tackle a few projects around here and even get a bit more designing done. In fact, I have two new 'Little Charmer's' sets all ready. They coordinate nicely with my antique hat pin alphabet and are still fabulous on their own. Here's a little preview... they are already available at Digi Scrap Shak and will soon be available at the other stores!

Okay... so back to work. My kids want me to play with them.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

okay, okay... a real post!

Yep, a real post from me... not just another "I need to update" post. I've done too many of those lately. My blog seems to be the first thing to get tossed to the way side when I get busy and I know I really should be a better blogger.

First off... do you even know where to find my products? When I last posted a real blog entry, I was selling at Elemental Scraps and One of a Kind Scrapz. Soon after, I joined Digi Scrap Shak and this past January, I was blessed to be able to join some fabulous designers and good friends of mine over at DSD.

Okay... so now that you know where to find me, what are you waiting for? Shop! LOL!

March has been an exciting month for me so far in the digi-world. I am the featured designer at Elemental Scraps and I am hosting a new challenge each week and giving away some great prizes. There is a sampler in the store that you can all pick up for free and I am also offering a special promotion each week in the store. This week you can get my new Antique Hat Pin Alphabet free with any purchase (no minimums). Here's what it looks like...

This offer is good through March 12th and then I'll have another special offer in the store. I love being able to offer goodies like this to my customers. :)

Okay... the family is begging me to go out for icecream with them so I'll cut this short...