Tuesday, June 24, 2008

New Mini-Kits on Sale and This Week's Freebie!

I have uploaded seven mini-kits to my SAS store. These products are in the Bargain Bin and are even reduced 10% for a limited time, so hurry and grab them while they are extra cheap! Check out All That Glitters, Apple Blossoms, Cross My Heart, Mother's Brunch, Peaceful Thanks, Spring Clean, and Wish Upon a Star. AND... nearly all of them have a bonus Quick Page thrown in to make your scrapping super fast and easy.

I made a few layouts using these kits this week. This first one is a photo of my dad and grandmother - not sure of the year (early 1960's?). I used Mother's Brunch, which is one of my favorites because I just love this color combination:

Here's my son David when he was only 6 months old. I used Wish Upon a Star for this layout. Isn't he adorable?

This last example is a heritage layout of my mother, great-grandmother, and aunt - photo taken in 1941. I used Peaceful Thanks:

You can see these kits are really versatile and there are a lot of ways to use them.

Ready for some goodies? Debbie has been hard at work and is spoiling us again. She put together two Quick Pages using My Guy. Click here for your freebie and please do not share the link!
Please take a moment to stop by Debbie's Blog and drop her a note of appreciation for this nice gift.

Guess what... I have an extra treat for you. I put a sampler of One Summer Day in the SAS store, so get it while you can:

Have a great week!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

New Kits and a Freebie!

I want to show you the preview to my new kit, One Summer Day, available at SAS. This kit is part of a Free-With-Purchase special right now, so grab this great deal while you can!
Here are a couple of layouts made with this kit. The first one is my niece, Michelle, and her dog Baylee:

Livia made this gorgeous page:

The other new kit I have out this week is actually a mini-kit called Birthday Fun. It's available here at SAS and will soon be at DSO as well. My birthday month is July but I'm getting this out early because I'll be on vacation and well, I just want to. :)

It's bright and playful and is even a great mini for those summertime ice-cream layouts.

This week's freebie is a boy-themed Quick Page coordinates with It's Boy Time, the current download-a-day kit at DSO. Here's a sample layout using this week's freebie. It's my stepson, Jason, from a few years ago. Isn't he cute, toothlessness and all? Click here to download and remember, please do not share the link!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Freebies All Over the Place!

The next part of my It's Boy Time mega kit contribution is ready for you to snag at DSO. Hurry, this is only good for one day before the next designer's turn is up. (Don't worry, the entire mega collaboration will be on sale at the end of the month, if you miss any of the parts...)

Check out this week's SAS newsletter, where you'll find even more free stuff. Included in there is the link to my Flip Flop Summer Quick Page, made using the FREE posting bonus if you complete June's My SAS-y Self Challenge. Take this month's challenge and you'll not only get the posting gift but you'll have a layout completed, to boot!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Phew, We Did It!

Well, it's DONE... got my two seniors graduated from high school and we threw not one but two big parties this week. We had a dinner party after graduation on Thursday and another barbecue on Saturday for the friends and family who couldn't make the middle-of-the-week celebration. It was a really nice ceremony and thankfully held indoors (air-conditioned!) at the Memorial Auditorium. My son David was in all three of the musical performances... two on his trumpet and one on the upright bass. Here are a couple of photos taken right after the commencement. The tall grad in the middle is my stepson, Justin, and the other grad is my son, David.

I got tagged twice this week, once by Luisa and once by Candee, and I'm just now getting a chance to play along. Here we go!


1. Link your tagger and list these rules on your blog

2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.

3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.

4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

My 7 Facts:

1. I met my husband online. In August we'll celebrate our 8 year anniversary.

2. I have more "guy" than "girly" tendancies (i.e., I don't like to shop, I'm very analytical, and I'd much rather buy more electronic toys than jewelry...).

3. I have played the piano since I was about 9 years old.

4. I don't like heights.

5. My first love was Donny Osmond.

6. I enjoy solitude (maybe because my household is usually so busy...) and am perfectly comfortable being alone.

7. Before I became a SAHM, I worked for Hewlett-Packard and managed 18 people in 5 western states.

Now I'm going to tag my entire creative team, plus one more to make seven:
Debbie, Livia, Nani, Brenda, Kay, Oase, and Sherrie (RCMama).

I quickly wanted to remind you that I have the My Guy collection on sale, 30% off through Father's Day. This is a great kit for all your layouts honoring dads, husbands, and grandpas!
Ready for some freebies? I have two more Girlicious Quick Pages for you, courtesty of CT member Debbie! Stop by her blog and leave a nice comment or two for her generosity, pretty please? It takes time to make these freebies and Debbie is so kind to share her talent with us. Please, no sharing the link. Click here to download.

Have a terrific day!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Ready to be Spoiled?

Debbie from my CT has created some Quick Pages for you using Girlicious, so this week you get to be spoiled! Aren't they awesome? Head over to Debbie's blog to leave her some love for this gift, won't you? Please remember, no sharing the links or hotlinking. Click here for these 2 terrific pages.
I want to show you a sweet layout sent to me by Deb (another Deb, aka Cra-Z-cat), using the template freebie from a couple of weeks ago. The link for this template is still active as of this writing, so if you want to snag it do so right away (see post a couple below this one). Thanks, Deb, for sending this in. Kit credits: Fragrant by Pascale.

I love it when you guys send layouts you've made using my products, so keep 'em coming!

Oh, oh... one more freebie for you - see, I said you're getting extra treats this week, didn't I? My Guy is on sale, 30% off at both DSO and SAS, until Father's Day. This kit is perfect for all the boys in your life, big ones and little ones. I have a free sampler of this kit in the DSO store and you can snag it here.

Check out these layouts made by my creative team, using My Guy:

From Kay
(Recognize this template? See posts below!)

and from Deb

Thanks, ladies - wonderful layouts to honor "your guys" using My Guy. :)

Sunday, June 1, 2008

New Month... New Mega Kits (and Freebies!)

It's June already - and that means a new month with a new mega kit at the DSO! As I've mentioned before, DSO offers it's monthly mega as a download-a-day for FREE during the first month it's offered. Afterwards, it's available in the store.
Anyhoo... this month's mega is a mega-fun kit called It's Boy Time. Today's download is my elements part of the kit:

You can grab the link for this free download here at DSO's main page, but hurry - this link is only good for one day. But head back to DSO every day to collect all the parts of this terrific collection.