Sunday, August 31, 2008

This paper pack was inspired by my layout a Alfac for a Visit. Please leave comments. Thanks

Hurricane Gustav

This is still affecting me because we still have family and friends in the gulf coast area. It is getting almost as strong as Hurricane Katrina. I pray that this hurricane looses strenght before hitting the gulf coast area.

I can say from personal experience that the after math of a hurricane hitting land fall is no fun. Though our damage was nothing compared to the actually Gulf Coast area on the coast it still was not something that I wish to go threw ever again.

So, for anyone reading this please keep those on the Gulf Coast area in your prayers!

Friday, August 29, 2008

End of the first week

I have say, I am really impressed by my co-teacher and my kids. They have been so wonderful in the transition to structured.

Today almost half the kids requested to do their worksheets first. I was so honored. Then one kid who had been having break downs to doing work, just sat down and did the entire work with yes maam's.

Friday Movie Viedo Game Won!

Wow! I won another weekly challenge in one month. This totally so rocks.
There are so many talented people at this site which makes wining all the more an honor for. I wouldn't have started this blog. I wouldn't have gotten back into drawing on the computer if it weren't for such great inspiration.

Click on my gallery it should take you straight to my gallery.

Thanks a bunch ladies!

Monday, August 25, 2008

First Day Back Teaching

Okay, I have to say this was the easiest first day ever for me. Usually, I come into a teaching position and its crazy. I'm just choatic. Not this time. The kids were wonderful. My Teaching partner which is a second teacher in the room totally rocked.

The kids totally did all the projects and learning lessons without tanturms or pulling at the heart strings. I have to say, I was totally impressed. I can't wait for tomorrow.

To adminstrative staff the center totally rocks!!!!!

Running Shoes

Okay gotta make this really quick. If you run and are considering running a 5k or a marathon you have got to go get fitted for a name brand running shoe. No joke. This is coming from a person who generally goes for the generic over name brand.

My dh took me the over the day to a place called road runner. A gigantic store for runners. they literally scanned my feet, and had me run on a tred mill to find the right shoe. OMG!!! It made total difference.

Gotta run off to get ready...

Friday, August 22, 2008

I got hired!!!

I am so excited. I got a job for during the year. I will be teaching four year olds. I can't wait.

I just to have say this is starting this year off on the right foot.

My putting out kits maybe slowed down slightly. So, instead of several kits a week, I will only have one kit a week.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Contest for anyone interested

Okay here are the rules first.
You must answer all the questions correctly to qualify to entered in the drawing.
You understand this prize is for designing purposes only.
Contest ends Saturday August 30th, 2008.
The prize will not be released until 2009.

1. Where did I go last night?
2. How many were in my party?
3. Who were the teams playing?
4. Did I stay for the entire event or did I leave early?

Please send all answers to the email address above. I will anounce the winner After labor day.

Monday, August 18, 2008

New Fortune Cookie Sayings....

Love is like makes things beautiful when you spread it, but it will dry up if you don't use it.

Nothing dared nothing gained.

Make all you can, save all you can, give all you can.

Inspired by Goodnight Moon Kit

This kit was inspired by my childhood fanasty and other childrens' wishes to have a room like the goodnight moon room. So, I put together this little kit by either handdrawing images similar to what was in the goodnight moon book or using basic shapes for all those children that to this day still say "Goodnight Moon".

A great big Thank You to Margaret Ann Wise Brown for writing the story so many years ago. You have brought generations lots of warm fuzzy goodnights every night.

Let's try this 4 share link again. It didn't work the other day.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Thank you card kit

This thank you card kit was inspired by the cake themes at my family's birthday parties this past weekend. One is polly pocket inspired and the other is ladybug inspired. I hope this is useful for other people.

Everything was handdrawn in paint. Remember to change the background to transparency when layering these. Basic paint does not have that feature.

For some strange reason my link to for shared is not a direct path. I have tried everything to get it to work. So, either copy and paste it to the web browswer or email me. I will email you the link. I am sssssooooo ssssooorrrryyy..

Please leave comments after downloading.

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Thursday, August 14, 2008


Okay, I have to find out from other people if they get a good response with rsvp on an invitation. During this party preparation week, we have looking for and receiving a minuimal amount of rsvps. Grant it one of the invitations had the wrong phone number on it, however, there was an alternative means of contact listed that was correct.

Question, do you still rsvp? If not why or if so why?

I am little confused by the lack of response by people to rsvp by a deadline.
So, let me know what the new social rule is concerning this. I really need to know.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

fortune cooke saying

I got this today.

" Your dreams are never silly; depend on them to guide you."

fortune cooke saying

I got this today.

" Your dreams are never silly; depend on them to guide you."

Monday, August 11, 2008

New Camera and Product Review

Okay so my husband broke down this weekend, in a finanical sense not a mental one. He finally found an affordable digital point and shoot camera. Okay, I was excited about getting a new digital camera because the one we have had for at least four years needs to be retired before it literaly dies in the middle of an important event.

He bought the Olympus FE-310. I have to say, it was easier to learn how to use than or older one. Its image stablization feature totally rocks. If the picture taker or the object of the picture is moving around it stabilize it beautifully. Not bad shutter time either. Its zoom makes the mazda commerical look wimpy. Grant it, I went from 3 x zoon to 5 x zoom. It still rocks.

I won't lie that originally we were looking at an srl/dsrl (sp?) camera which would make me look like a pro but the learning curve and portability was an issue. Though looking at those models still makes my mouth water like a water fall. Sweet equipment but not what we needed for a family on the go with lots of functions to attend.

So, if you are looking for a new digital camera, I highly recommend this baby. Yes, its the new "baby" in our family.. OOOieeeeee

Saturday, August 9, 2008

This was inspired by a note sheet that was sent home for my children from meet the teacher day and by one of the names I heard there. Yes, Hoppe is the name I heard. I asked twice to make sure I was correctly saying it. I like the frog but not the entire note sheet. So, to make something special not just for my own family but to help other families. I sketched my own version of what I wanted in basic paint.

So, Hoppe First Day of School to all kiddos starting this week or in the next month.

Remember with my downloads you will need to change the background to transparency because basic paint does not have a way to make it transparent.

Birthday Absence

In light of my family's multiple birthdays coming up with in the next two weeks including a massive laid back water party. Oh, don't forget family coming into town to help out as well.. I am not posting as much in order to prepare, celebrate, and clean up from said birthday celebrations.

I will do my best to keep you updated and release a freebie in the process for you to use.

Update..I have a new cheerleading kit in the works, a very special kit inspired by a very special story that I loved as a child and so do my children, and other kits in the works to be released.

keep checking in to see what will be popping up in the next few weeks.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Okay, I just sketched this in basic paint for my family album on our cheerleading experience. Its not the right colors just yet nor do I have all the additional stuff sketched for the page. I thought I would get your opinion on it and give away a freebie if you like.

If you like it, please leave comments on the blog.


Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Assorted Blowpop Squirt TY Won!!!

I tried attaching my digital layout image however it won't show up from a web link. So, scroll down to the bottom of the blog to my link for my gallery.

I won the weekly digital chat challenge for a digital scrapbooking site I participate in frequently. I am so excited. I can't believe it. I don't use any fancy computer software to do my digital scrapbooking. So, this should help anyone thinking they can't do it without the fancy equipment or software go, yes I can!!! Oh, my day is starting off so right!

By the way, I do have bad days as well. Its just I like to celebrate the good things that happen in my life out loud.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Disappointed and Pleased at the same time

Currently, I am very disappointed. After moving to a new state, I applied for a substitue position with a school district. Unfortunately, the school district will not grant an emergancy substitute certificate because I do not have a bachlor's degree. I was looking forward to the flexibility of a substitue schedule with kids. Now, I am facing looking into a more structed schedule that is not flexible. What's so funny is that the department of education told me its up to the school district to grant the emergacy status. So, apparently, they don't have a need for substitutes as first was the impression was given.

I am please that I have had six downloads for my first offical kit that was released. Thank you to Patty Cake and ahh for your comment on the 4 share comment section. It made my day much nicer. If you have any questions regarding the kit feel free to email me at the email address above in the blog.

Thank You Maria at Digifree site

Thank you Maria for putting my freebie on your digifree site. I greatly appreciate it!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Birthday Invitation Kit

I designed this for a double birthday party in my family. I only discovered the day that we were suppose to send them out that I needed to have made the invitation print larger. So, You have the choice of fine print or large print downloadable links. Enjoy!
For some reason in power point it will not let you change the background to transparency unless it is insert to project. So, you may have to change the background to transparency before cropping it to your liking.