Nov 19, 2009


I finally had to do it .... I am using the word verification now. I am getting too much spam and have much better things to do than deal with these inconsiderate people. Sorry for the inconvenience to my friends and followers. xoxo

As a foot note .... we found a house! YEAY :)
This is not "officially binding" until it passes appraisal and inspection but we see no major issues with inspection and I am sure appraisal will be a breeze!! I (we, lol) are soooo excited! It probably won't close until end of Dec. and then we have the pleasure of taking a flight back to Cali and getting a U-haul and driving our things back here. OH JOY!! Hope the bad weather and snows will have mercy on us during this trek. But I will still be quite busy for a while and will be in and out of here in the meantime. Please bare with me while we go through this transition. Thanks for your patience.

In case I cannot get back in here beforehand I'd like to take the time to wish every one of you a wonderful fun-loving, family filled, joyful and Happy Thanksgiving!!

Sep 9, 2009


Wow, I am gone for a short while and come back and all the blogs I was following have disappeared! I have been on a 43 minute search to see if I can get them back without trying to revisit each as I had quite a few and will never remember them all now. LOL ... (I think).

Has this happened to anyone else? Please post a comment if so and how you fixed it. Thanks ;)

I am still in Indiana. We are currently looking for a house to purchase. We are pre-approved, now just waiting to find what we want. Hope to do so and close by mid Nov. at the latest!! Otherwise we will have to go back to Cali to live for a while. Not looking forward to that.

I wanted to thank you all for your support, your messages and prayers. They mean so much, we can't thank you enough!!

I am going to still be very busy for a while with all that is going on and looking for a home. I will be hoping to get back into full swing soon. Thanks for hanging in there with me! xoxo

Jun 22, 2009

Checking In

Not sure if anyone is even reading this, but for those that may be I thought I would post an update.

We are in Indiana now. The weather is hot, humid and sticky. Eeek ... I had forgotten how humid the Midwest could be!!

My Father-in-law goes back in for another PSA Count tomorrow. Please say a prayer for him to get good results. Thanks so much.

I've not had time to do any designing, but maybe soon.

Thanks for popping in once in a while and for the well wishes left :)
xoxo ~ Debb

May 21, 2009

I've been honored with a new award & I've an Important notice

Isn't this adorable! Thank you so much for honoring me with this award Cazzie!
You can visit Cazzie's awesome site here.

I am to forward this award on but I just don't have time right now. I am sooo sorry. Plesae read below ...


We are making a trip back home (Midwest from Cali) to be with family. This is a cross country trip. I will be gone until possibly October or so. Our car has major mechanical issues right now and we have to make this trip on motorcycles. My sweet African Grey is safe at my sisters and I've only got a bit of stuff to do yet, but we are leaving a week earlier than originally planned!! :o
That means things needed to be rearranged somewhat and I have less time now, lol!! We are leaving Thursday, May 28th.

We are taking the laptop so I will be able to check in and maybe post some stuff if I can figure out DH's laptop, lmao. Never tried graphics on it yet. I can be reached by email if needed.

Could everyone please hold off on awards and tagging while I am gone. While I love to get them, and am honorded you think enough of me to send them, they will be hard to keep up on while I am gone and I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings. Thank you so much for understanding.

Huggs ~ Debb

May 14, 2009

A QP Freebie

(Love ya Mom & Dad)

A QP I made. It is from Cindy, of Digiscrapation's newly released Mother's Day kit which is awesome. Please visit her blog to see her products.

You can visit Cindy's blog here:

2 Awards

I've been honored with two awards from a couple of fantastic ladies.

From Laurie ...
From Cazzie ...

The top one is a certificate of appreciation and approval and is from my friend Laurie over at Laurie Made Me Scraps.
She has a fantastic blog (as always) and some awesome kits.
Please visit her blog and leave her some love if you download anything from her site.

And the second cute little award is from Cazzie over at Cazzie's Scraps.
She also has an adorable site and lots of lil goodies too. Be sure to go visit and say thanks if you download something.

I am to pass along the top award to at least 6 other blogs/sites. (The next one is to be passed along too). I just cannot right now but wanted to acknowlede both Laurie and Cazzie for thinking of me. Thank you dears.

Maybe I can find time when I return.

I've been tagged!


I don't have time to tag someone else as I am leaving tomorrow and will be gone a couple days. Have lots to do before I go. I will play though!! Below are my answers :)

I got tagged by:

Becky from ( She has some great Freebie Quick Pages on her site for you to check out.


Maggie from Maggies-scrapblog ( She is a fellow designer at Michelles Angels and she has a wonderful blog to check out.

Thank you Ladies!

8 Things I'm Looking Forward To:
1. Going home for a visit.
2. The rain stopping for the season.
3. My bike (motorcycle) rides.
4. No Drama!
5. Summer.
6. My Grandchildren
7. To stop drewling for a new digital SLR camera.
8. An upcoming trip.

8 Things I Did Yesterday:
1. Went to the store.
2. Bought a router.
3. Finished a kit I was making.
4. Made some elements for the store.
5. Read many emails.
6. Watched some late night TV.
7. Cleaned kitchen.
8. Made a special dinner. (not in that oder lol!!)

8 Things I Wish I Could Do:
1. Buy a new truck.
2. Buy a new camera soon.
3. Teach the younger generation they can't/shouldn't buy things they can't afford or wont work for, and to prioritize first.
4. See my newest grandbabies.
5. Be pain free.
6. Visit family more often.
7. Vacation in Europe.
8. Buy a house.

8 Things or Shows I Watch:
1. CSI.
2. History Channel.
4. Law & Order.
5. American Idol.
6. Bones.
7. 24.
8. Prison Break.

There you have it!! If you like it and would like to pass it on, please do! I don't know if I'll be abe to.

Apr 1, 2009

The Magic Egg Blog Train Has Left The Station!!

That is my preview. *NOT ALL SHOWN* There is much more than you see in the preview!

I've seperated it down into 4 downloads. I will list all links past mine below for you to continue on your train ride. If you get lost at any stop you can always go back to the Train Station HERE and continue with any stop you may have missed. Keep track of your numbers to help you along the way. You will also find the rules there if you are one of the lucky winners! Have fun!! xoxo ~ Debb

Download One: Elements
Download Two: Papers
Download Three: Extras
Download Four: Word Art

And your next stops are as follows:

40. Becky's Scrap Freebies
41. Removed Sorry
42. Muriel's Scrapbits
43. Digital Scrap Fun
44. Our This - N - That
45. DazzlingScraps
46. Candie's Creations
47. Munchkyn Scraps
48. Maggies Scrap
49. TaggingAngelsNScraps
50. Crafty Scraps
51. Marian
52. Lei has made a contribution to the train but hadn't gotten on the original list so I am adding her now. You can get her kit HERE. Be sure to leave comments if you download at these stops :) Everyone loves hearing what you think and a thanks ;).

Here are the Rules!
1. Visit each participant to receive their portion of the the Easter Blog Train.
2. Make sure you leave some luv when download *LOL*
3. Unzip all your new goodies and look for the Magic Egg.
The Magic Egg has been randomly placed in some of the zips. One egg will contain a coupon for $2 off a $10 or more purcase at Michelles-Angels store. The other Magic Egg will contain a coupon for 20% off your entire purchase at the store. *Only one coupon redeemable at a time*
4. Make a purchase using one of the found coupons!
Make a LO or Tag using items from the Blog Train and post your creation in ourGallery, in the folder called Easter Egg hunt Contest, between May 1st and May20th. Be sure to credit the designer who created the items you use.
Beginning May 21st we will be voting for the top 3 Layouts/Tags. Register in theForum to vote for your favorites!
*PRIZES*1st Place - $10 Store Gift Certificate2nd Place - $5 Store Gift Certificate3rd Place - $2 Store Gift Certificate
Blog Train and Contest will run April 1st thru May 31st.
Winners will be announced on the Store Blog on June 1st.Give everyone time to make a purchase and create something!
Find your ‘Magic Eggs’ and have fun Shopping!

Mar 31, 2009

I was scouring the net today looking for something and then remembered I needed to see if I had been added to Hummies Blog Roll List yet and then decided I should try to contact her again. I went to her site and she had the most wonderful post from the 25th titled "Thought Provoking Video". Talk about thought provoking!! It certainly does make you question things about yourself and the art we produce. Will I make something others will like? Will they gain something from it? Will they be inspired themselves?

One of my favorite parts (well I actually think it is ALL great!) of the song is this: "So I pondered the points of my art in this life, if I make it, will someone take it and think that it is genuine? Would they be glad that I did 'cause they got something good out of it? Would they leave me and be more inspired?"

I can't tell you how often I wonder when I offer my creations to others be it free or tutorial or otherwise ... has it left you with more inspiration? Do you leave my site satisfied with my artwork?

Hummie said it all with her post title ... is certainly is Thought Provoking!!

Click play and see for yourself!!
xoxo ~ Debb

Mar 28, 2009

Easter Egg Blog Train SNEAK PEEK Freebie

Here it is, only 3 days and a wake-up before the Magic Egg Blog Train leaves the station!
Are you excited?? I am! I've seen lots of goodies I think you will love!!

I have mine all done and ready to go. To date there is 49 blogs participating. That is a lot of freebies. And just to kick things off I am giving you a seek peek into my kit. I am giving you the QP in advance. I will leave it in the kit for those who wish to wait and get it all. It is going to be BIG!!
Here is what I have:
82 Elements
23 Papers
5 Word Art
and 2 Extras! (One is the QP)

The size will be rather large so I am breaking it down into 4 files so those with slower connections can download them easier. Total size is approx: 153.3 MB.
Here's the Preview, hope you like it and have fun using it. xoxox
*Image quality low due to resizing here to fit column*

Mar 26, 2009

The Stations of The Cross PTU

And here is the set. I hope you like them. To purchase just click the Buy Now link.
Have a great weekend everyone.
XOXO ~ Debb


The Stations of The Cross Freebie

This is what I have for you today. I made some full size crosses which I will post shortly, but those are Pay To Use. This is a Freebie Sample of those geared more toward Tagger Use. The size of this cross is 369 x 532. (The Rosary Cross and beads is very very old and I was given permission to photograph it and use it in this manner. Thank you LeVada!) I hope you enjoy this as much as I enjoyed making it. If you would like to take full advantage of all the crosses at full size please consider purchasing the Full Size Set.

Thank you and have a great day :)
XOXO ~ Debb

Mar 25, 2009

Been busy

Just an update .... I haven't been around much because I haven't felt well, so in between I have been working on the Easter train kit :)

Lots of cool stuff - I think you will like it. It's going to be pretty big too! It looks like it will mainly be full size. I was going to do both just don't have it in me right now. But I think you will like it.

Well I hope your weather is better than mine. It is wet, wet, WET here! We are suposed to get a break this weekend. Come on Spring ... kick in full swing!! For those of you in the messy areas of the world, I wish you great weather for Easter! Have a good one - I'll be back soon.

Mar 10, 2009

Magic Egg Hunt & Blog Train!

Ready for some fun? This blog train is special in two ways!

1. It will have an Easter Egg Hunt for prizes!!
2. I am participating in my first Blog Train!!

There will be Magic Eggs randomly placed in 2 of the zips. Check it out, you not only are going to get a whole list of awesome scraps but you may win some prizes too. What fun! The train leaves the station on April 1st. To find out all the details, or to get in on the train yourself please click the image to go to the store blog. You need to sign up for the Forum in order to participate. You will get all the information you need there. Don't be late if you want in on this one :))

Well Blogger won't let me link the image properly for some reason so here is the address needed: Have fun!! :)

Mar 8, 2009

Mesh Bow Tutorial

This is a tutorial I just finished for DSC members and posted on the DSC Designers Blog.
If you would like to try it too, please head over to our blog: DSC DESIGNERS.
Let me know if you enjoy my tut. I may write more ;)

Mar 6, 2009

New Awards

I needed to take the time to get these awards listed. I've just started feeling better and want to do these incase I slide down hill again.

I am so sorry, but I have been so far behind that everywhere I went someone already had these awards, lol. So I will have to settle for mentioning the awesome ladies who have found it in their hearts to give me these great awards. Thank you all so much for thinking of me!!

This award was given to me by Andrea at HoneyMoon Arts. Drop by her site and leave some love if you download something. Thanks Andrea!!
This award was given to me by 4 different ladies!
This award is being given to the blogs which are very charming,
these bloggers aims are to find friends not self promotion.
The hope of this award is that, even when the links are cut, even more friendships are propogated. Give this award to eight blogs, who in turn must pass it on to eight more blogs, along with the award and the rules.
Since I don't have anyone new to send them on to ... if you have stopped by and know of a friends blog who deserves these wonderful awards please feel free to snag and pass them along!
OK ... this award came from these wonderful ladies. Thank you girls!!

Again, thank you all so much.

A much needed Layout Change!

Had to do it!
Valentine's Day is gone.
I had to move on from my mushy red/pink background, lmao!
This is more like it. I hope it is more pleasing to the eye ;)
Have an awesome weekend if possible!!

Mar 5, 2009

A mini bragbook I finished

I did this in our scrapping class. It is a weekly activity called "Same Kit Different Styles". This one was provided by Cynthia, thanks again Cynthia!! Click her name to go to her site. Be sure to leave her a comment if you download :)

This is my Step Son, Daughter-in-law and newest Grandson :)

Feb 23, 2009

A note about awards

Thank you ladies for the awards.

But I am very under the weather right now. I think I have an upper respiratory infection and I just do not feel well at all. I will come get the awards and get the set up later, when I feel better.

Thanks for understanding. I'm going to go lay back down shortly. Have a good week everyone in case I am away for a while....

Feb 15, 2009

Award Time!!

Premio Dardos Award

The Premio Dardos award acknowledges the values that every blogger shows in their effort to transmit cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values every day.
I was given this award by xelaxel at xelaxscrapfree . Please visit her site. Thank you for this honor Xelaxel.
The rules are:

1) Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person that has granted the award and his or her blog link.
2) Pass the award to other 15 blogs that are worthy of this acknowledgment. Remember to contact each of them to let them know they have been chosen for this award.
Wow, 15 blogs ... I don't know if I can even find 15 blogs that have not had this award already. I will post what I can though, lol.
1. Roseanna at Digi Scrap Galore and More
2. Pat (PCArt) at Wonderful Waste of Time
3. Kicki at My Creations
4. Nip at Nips Creations
5. Candis at Scrap with Me
6. Laurie at Laurie Made Me Scraps
Wow, that's all I can think of right now. Whew ... these are the only places I have seen that doesn't have this award yet. Ah shoot .... just went to add it to Lauries site and she already has it. I didn't look down far enough. She even has me listed and I didn't know it yet, lol!!
I guess that leaves the top 5 ladies. Please visit their sites and if you download something be sure to leave them some love.

I Love You Frame PU Freebie

I am sooo behind on Valentines Day!! I won't bore you with the details, but I did manage to get this finished today and ready for you. There are two sizes in the file: they are 742 x 817 and 371 x 408. Both 300 ppi. I had a lot of fun with this frame, I hope you enjoy it. Personal use only.

Please leave a comment when downloading. Or leave it here. I love to read your comments. Thank you all and HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!!


Feb 4, 2009

Love IS

This frame is in .PNG format > 1506 x 973 > 300 DPI.
It has no background and of course the images are for preview only :)
This is for personal use only - if you wish to use commercially contact me for details.
You can find my information in the TOU. Thanks.


Photo Challenge

Photo Challenge
I was challenged today by Pat-PcArt.

This is the challenge instruction:
Go to your photo folder in your computer.
Go to the 6th folder of photos.
Go to the sixth picture.
Put the picture on your blog and description of it. Invite six friends to join the challenge. Link them in your blog and let them know they have been challenged. Here is my photo.

I too wondered oh gosh, what photo will be the 6th photo in the 6th folder. Whew, tongue twister!! This picture is my Step Son and Daughter - in - law with their new baby, Carlos ... still at the hospital. This was in Dec. 08. We haven't got to see baby Carlos yet since we live 2300 miles away, but he knows Grandpa/ma loves him to pieces!! The old saying: A picture is worth a thousand words goes without saying!!

Thank you Pat for passing the challenge to me. And I now forward it on to:

1. Lone

2. Laurie

3. Miguy

4. Peta

5. Steph

6. DigiScrapGalore

Enjoy ladies, I can't wait to see what your 6th of 6 turns out to be!

Jan 26, 2009

Valentine Hearts PU Freebie

This is the first freebie I have gotten out since I got my layout done. I've had a lot of computer problems and had to reformat so haven't been around much. I did these for you today. The preview is small and doesn't show up as nice as it looks full size. There are four hearts total. The two you see which are aprox. 857 x 1501 at 300 dpi, and two without the blue ribbon (I forgot to add it) and without the beaded ribbons at bottom. Those are aprox. 857 x 889 300 dpi.

Personal Use Only
Enjoy your download and please leave a comment. I enjoy them.

4 Shared

Jan 22, 2009

I am finally done!

Got the blog LO done and everything back in. What a job, lol. I still need to do my blinkie and try to fix InkkFreakk's blinkie linked to her site. For some reason blogger is NOT letting me change it. GRRR .... I will keep trying but until I can get it fixed her site addy is: HERE ... sorry Inkkfreakk :)

Jan 17, 2009


I received this award from AloDezigns (Thanks so much!!). Drop by and give then a visit and leave some love. They have a ton of scripts and some new ones for Valentines Day!

My nominations:

Trixy over at DoodleBugs

Nancy at Nancy's Memories and Scraps

Be sure to leave them some love on your visit ;)

Speaking of Trixy...I also received the Treasured Friends Forever Award by her a few weeks back. I am just catching up after my crash. Thanks so much Trixy!! Sorry I've fallen behind.

Candy Hearts PTU

I have finally had some time to get in here and list a Valentine goodie.

These are 465 x 474 in size so large enough to use on a full LO. They are 300 dpi so suitable for printing as well. I worked hard on this for nearly 3 weeks to perfect them. Then I had a major computer crash and was only able to ready them for uploading yesterday. But here they are, finally.

These are a steal at 2 bucks.

There are 16 textured hearts, 16 smooth hearts. Both sets of 16 are in the same color. They "all" have different words or sayings on them.

Here's a close up for better detail.


Jan 10, 2009

Pinned Stars

I just finished this for a challenge in scrap class and am sharing it.
Size is apporox. 724 x 438 and is strictly for personal use only.
Thank you for visiting. If you download please leave a comment, it only takes a few seconds, thanks.