Thursday, October 30, 2008

My April Girl Freebie

Well, since I started with one daughter yesterday, I better continue the trend of giving out another daughters Birth Month Ornament. This time it is for Tanya my oldest daughter who is now 20 who was born in April.

They grow up way too fast and its amazing just how they can surprise you. Tanya's room use to look like a bomb hit it and I would get after her to clean it up-never did happen to my Now, when she is in town, she comes over while I'm at work and cleans my house. Her boyfriend/husband owns the tattoo shop around the corner and sometimes she comes over if she has errands in town and waits for him to finish up work so they can go home together. And while she is here, she can't sit still and finds things to do around the house. I tease her and ask her if she wants to move back in.

Before the freebie though, I want to show everyone the pumpkins that my son Marc and I carved tonight. He is a teen therefore I'm sure you can understand the puking pumpkin. I did mine as Winnie the Pooh as Alexandra just loves Winnie.

Okay so here is the freebie

Created at 300dpi, in .png format in a zip'd folder

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Before I forget there will not be any ornaments on November 1st as I am participating in the ADSDesigners Blog Train Freebie. Each participating designer has co-ordinating kits to offer and all the links will be on my blog November 1st.
Okay, and before I go to bed, I am going to add this link for this YouTube Video, which I hope will have finished processing before morning. Its of my daughter Alexandra singing "I Love You More Today Than Yesterday" Its her entry at the TV station for an upcoming telethon. I'm so proud of her I had to share. Hope you all enjoy.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Yes I have another Freebie for you!

Someone asked if I was making the whole series of ornaments the answer is YES I will be making one for each month of the year using the Birthston Colours and making a few other ones with various words and sayings. I'm not going to be giving them out in order though so come back often and pick them up while they are still available. Don't worry, I''m going to leave them up for a little while and will give some warning before the links expire.
Tonights freebie was chosen because my youngest Alexandra was born in June. Wouldn't you know she would pick the one month with the most expensive Birthstone, which just happens to be Alexandrite.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

November Freebie

Wow, I'm so happy that everyone is enjoying the ornaments I have made. Thank you for all the lovely comments.
Well, Sean is only gone for another 15 days. I can hardly wait for him to come home. Its hard to believe that 23 days have already gone by already. He flies into North Bay late on the 12th of November and I've taken the 13th off so we can spend some time together. I know, I'm an incurable romantic.

Other than that my only real excitement today was this morning. The bus went by early and my son Marc missed it so we took the next bus together. I'm glad he missed the early bus even though he was late for school. We picked up Tim Hortons coffee while we waited and he said..."Sean is lucky to have such a beautiful 29 year old woman, what more could he want." I'd said I was feeling old earlier, needless to say he made my day! (I'm 39 and felt every year of it this morning) I hope he doesn't read this blog but I'd be willing to let him be late daily if he gave me compliments like that all the time.

I hope you enjoy your freebie tonight. I was going to post it yesterday but I had a few personal requests.

Here are a few requests I've had so far;

Nana, Papaw, Merry Christmas, Our First Christmas, Joyeux Noel, Baby's First Christmas

if you have any more, feel free to leave a comment or e-mail me.

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Monday, October 27, 2008

Two can thank Sean

First of all I'd like to thank everyone who has offered suggestions on the Christmas Balls. I spent most of my free time today working away on the Birthstone Baby Set that I will be offering for free here and a few other special ones. I'm still taking suggestions so please feel free to leave me a message asking for generic words etc you would like to see.

So tonight your getting two freebies thanks to Sean my partner who checked out my blog last night and suggested an Emerald one... (his birthday is in May). I thought first I'd offer you a preview of the personalized one I created for him for my personal pages. If you look on the right hand side I have created a link where you can order 4 personalized Chrismas Balls that are S4H/S4O friendly, until November 15th, 2008 at the sale price of $1.50. If you need a larger quantity please e-mail me and I'd be more than happy to quote you a bulk price. I will also be uploading to both stores similar ornaments that will be for Commercial Use by mid week.

May Freebie created at 300dpi, is in png format in a zip'd file
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The Second Freebie comes from a request from Michelle in MN who has two boys both born in October asking for a light blue version of yesterdays October Freebie. Michelle, if your reading this... E-Mail me please at

October Boy Freebie created at 300dpi, is in png format in a zip'd file
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I'm still looking for suggestions so leave your comments and suggestions please!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

October Baby Xmas Freebie

Its not near enough to Christmas just yet but it is tradition in my household that every year I buy the kids a new Christmas Ornament that way when they move out they have ornaments from childhood to start their own tree's with their family. I have started looking though for this years ornaments. This is where the idea for today's freebie came from.

I usually try to find an ornament that reflects the child's tastes and style. Like when Tanya was in her early teens, I found an ornament with an elf on the phone because...well our phone seemed to be glued to her ear at times. For Robert, I found a Knight because he liked to play soldier, Marc I found a police car because he wanted to be a police man when he grew up and Alexandra well was a I got her a mouse dressed up as a princess.

Since it would be impossible to create an individual ornament for everyone, I thought it might be nice to do one for each month of the year for a baby, and then possibly for individuals, like Mom, Dad, Grandma, Son, Daughter... so send in your requests for generic words to put on the ornaments and I'll see what I can do to accommodate everyone.

The colour I chose for tonight's freebie comes from the Birthstone for October which is Rose Quartz. I may decide to do an opal later on since this really is not suitable for most boys.

As always, tonight's freebie was created at 300dpi, is in png format in a zip'd file

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Watch for the complete set in the upcoming weeks and for a link where you can order personalized ornaments for your blog, web page, scrapbooks, etc.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

October Freebie

Well, Sean is still in Alberta and I'm still missing him lots. I don't want to count how many more days to go until we get to the single digit numbers. I really have been missing him lots lately and can hardly wait until he comes home. I know I'm lucky he will only have been gone such a short time, other wives have their husbands gone for six months or more at a time. I'm not ready for that just yet.

Okay, tonight's freebie was a spur of the moment thing to create... I was working on something else to offer, but then I thought of doing this and voila,... here is tonight's freebie

I love making ribbons and thought it might be nice to have a few with the month of October written on them. I think I may make a few more similar to this using other colours so if you have favorites, let me know and I'll see what I can do.

As always files were created at 300dpi, in png format (except the paper-jpeg) and in a zip'd folder.
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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Paper Freebie

I've been busy with work and the kids and have not had alot of time to create freebies. Tonight I had dinner with my daughter Tanya who is 20, it was just the two of us... I think the last time we ate alone was probably when she was one or two... after that well... there were brothers and sisters and rarely ever a moment with just the two of us having dinner. We cooked dinner together, chatted away about her and her boyfriend and enjoyed a glass of wine, it was very nice.

So tonights freebie comes from a new kit I'm working on. I'm pretty much done the papers for the kit and I have a pretty good idea of what I want to do for the rest of the it. I hope to post a few more items from this kit as freebies before I put it up in the store so watch for those in the next few days.
Here is a preview of the three papers I'm offering tonight

As always items were created at 300dpi, are in jpg format and in a zip'd file.

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Monday, October 20, 2008

Hat Box Freebie

Okay, well they may not be Hat Boxes to you but that is what they remind me of. I created these tonight in a jiffy so that I could offer you a freebie. I have used some of the papers I had created for my kits to create these using an action I had.

Sorry I haven't had many freebies lately, I've been busy at work, with the kids and such.
Here is a preview of tonight's freebie

Items were created at 300dpi, png format,in a zip'd file
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Sunday, October 19, 2008

New Item for Sale at the Stores

Just wanted to show everyone a preview of the new kit I have available at the two stores.

Since I'm just building up my stock, everything is on Sale until October 31st, so take advantage of the savings while you can.

As an added bonus if you purchase any of my items and send me a link to a layout you have done and posted on a blog or in a forum where you credit me, I will send you a coupon for $1.50 off your next KittenScraps Pruchase before December 25th, 2008.

Available here and here

I was inspired by the papers to create a kit where I could show off the women in my family and use the doodling as a journal or story area of sorts. My Grandmother was a teacher, a wife and mother. My Aunt followed suit. I'm sure they both have doodles on notebooks, receipts or odd slips of paper. My daughter, well the youngest, she is just a social butterfly and there have been plenty of notes and doodles on paper around the house from all three girls over the years.

As always, comments and feedback are always appreciated.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Whoo Hoo & A Freebie of course

Okay, I'm very excited today after a rotten day yesterday.

Lets start with what happened yesterday.....I went and grabbed lunch at a sub shop here in town and within about an hour I was feeling very sick so Lise boss suggests I go home. I was riding my electric scooter home and as my luck would have it don't I get pulled over by a cop. He asked me for my license and registration and my drivers license. As I handed him my drivers license (for a car) I told him that I wasn't trying to be a smart ass or anything, but my scooter, was actually a power assisted bicycle and I didn't need a license or registration for it. (I waited for the hasstle because my son and husband were both given a difficult time when they were pulled over). So as I'm sitting 30 feet from my driveway ready to hurl my lunch, back he comes and tells me he hadn't seen one of these before asks me lots of questions about it and takes a look at the ministry of transportation sticker. All I can think of is "Please Lord, don't let me hurl now as he is bent over looking at this sticker on my bike". He was very courteous and polite and told me he had pulled me over because I was wearing a bicycle helmet and thought I needed a motorcycle helmet on the scooter. (I don't)

I went home, threw up, put the bike away, got sick again.... went to bed and got up a little later in the evening. Went to bed early though and slept until 1:30pm. I was just drained!

So today... Whoo hooo... I'm at a new store Digital Scrapin Designs and was in their newsletter that came out today which you can read here AND I'm lucky enough to work right next to "Two Girls & A Scrapbook Shoppe" and they have added the link to my blog on the left hand side of their page under "digi scraps". Thank you so much Leslie!

Tonight freebie, which I know you have been waiting for is going to be part of my next kit I upload to the store. I've named it Memories because it reminds me so much of my Grandmother, I was thinking of doing a few layouts about her and her life.

Here is the preview.... let me know what you think, I truly enjoy reading your thoughts, idea's and suggestions.

Drop Shadows are not included! For preview purpose only!

Items created at 300 dpi, png format (except paper-jpeg) in a zip'd folder

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Quick Page Freebie

I've been trying to complete a scrapbook for my Best Friend who got married in May using her wedding pictures so that I can create not only a scrapbook for her but a DVD using the scrapbook pages. I thought it would be nice to send to her Maid of Honour and her Parents. Its been slow going but I think I'm on a roll. Therefore tonights Freebie will be the first page I created for Mary & Ryan for you to use for your own Wedding Story.

I have to hurry to get these done as I have to get a head start on the Baby Album I'm going to have to create next. Yes I'm going to be "Auntie Nathalie" I'm so excited for them, I just hope Mary is feeling better soon as she is experiencing morning sickness and I miss our Saturday Morning Breakfasts together and shopping spree's.

Here is a preview of tonights Freebie... tell me what you really think, as I'm open to suggestions... who knows, maybe I'll send you the link to another page of this album if you do submit your suggestions just remember to include your e-mail, or send message directly to my hotmail account which is

The Gold Frame is part of my new frame set which will be available in a couple of days, I'll keep you posted.
As always files were created at 300dpi, 1 .png Quick Page, in a zip'd folder
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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Another Frame Freebie

I'm slowly working on creating different frames to upload to the store. Today I managed to upload two different frame sets below are the previews.

I'm keeping occupied with Sean away, it helps that I'm busy trying to create items to post on the blog and upload to the store. We are finally down to 4 weeks and 1 day before he comes back home. I can hardly wait. The first week has gone by quickly though and I hope the next four do as well.

Frame Set 3 are 7 Pewter Frames. For the Month of October they are on SALE for $1.25
You can buy them here

Frame Set 4 are 8 Wood Frames. Also on Sale during the month of October for $1.25

Also available here
What do you think?

Well tonights freebie comes from the Bronze Frame Set that I will be uploading tomorrow to the store, once I've completed the set.

As always items were created at 300 dpi, available in .png format in a zip'd file

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Monday, October 13, 2008

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving & Family Frame Freebie

I just want to wish everyone a "Happy Thanksgiving" wether you are Canadian or not. It was a peaceful day here at home for me as we had our family gathering yesterday and my youngest daughter Alex went to Grandma & Grandpa's afterwards and Marc spent the day at his friends house. I was able to sleep in which was great because I was up at 6AM yesterday putting the Turkey in the oven.

I was able to create a few more items for the store today... here are a couple of previews;

First is a set of Frames with "Our Family" written on them and they are available here

SALE PRICED at $1.25 for the month of October

The Second set are 7 different Tin like frames. They are also available here

On SALE $1.25 for the month of October
Your freebie for tonight comes from my Frame Set1-"Our Family" since it is Thanksgiving here. I hope you enjoy it and if you have any suggestions please let me know. You never know, maybe your suggestion will lead you to a freebie or free personalized item.
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Saturday, October 11, 2008

Silver Monogram Charm Freebie & My News

Okay, so the big news is that I have been accepted at "Crafty Scraps Store" and will be selling kits etc there. I have posted a link in the right hand column. As of right now I only have one kit up. I re-vamped the Fall kit I created, added more elements and it is on sale right now at the store.
Here is a preview of my kit at the store

I said I'd have tonight's freebie ready for Sunday and I managed to get it done between all the preparations for our Thanksgiving Dinner here tomorrow. (Canadian Thanksgiving) I have my Mom and Dad, my brother Emmanuel, his wife Debbie and their son Dylan coming. Just a small gathering this year as Tanya and Dennis went to a wedding this weekend, Robert is at his Dads, Alora & TC are with their mom and Sean... well he is still in Alberta.

So tonight's freebie matches the blue in the DSO Colour Challenge for the month of October. Hope you enjoy it. Feel free to leave your comments and suggestions as I love hearing from you.

Created at 300dpi, 26 individual .png format, in a zip'd file.

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DSO Colour Challenge Part 2 Freebie

Okay, so it took awhile to put this together tonight as this weekend is our Thanksgiving here in Canada. I've been volun-told that dinner is at my For those of you who don't know what that is, its when your mother calls you up and informs you that your doing Thanksgiving dinner for the whole family. Seriously though, it wasn't really that bad, I agreed to do it as Sean is away, my son is working Sunday evening and it really would be nice to have the family that can come over for dinner.

So here is tonight's freebie as I have big news for everyone tomorrow... (hint** Download what you can here this weekend, as not all of it will be available after Monday.)

Only the letter "M" Charm is included in this mini- Remainder on Sunday!
Items were created at 300dpi, in .png format (except the paper) and are in a zip'd folder.
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Friday, October 10, 2008

Part 1 of a Freebie

I had to take a night away from the almost ended up being two nights however. Last night I was just not feeling well, tired mostly as I haven't been sleeping the best as I'm adjusting to Sean being away. Tonight, well I was at the dentist at 4pm and you know how those things go, especially since I've put it off for so long and I knew I had a cavity. OUCH! My dentist is great though I shouldn't complain I just hate going. I got home from that and had to take a nap due to all the trauma though, my face is a little sore due to where the cavity was... yes at the very, very back.

If you haven't seen my little blurb on your left about ArtsCow, I suggest you look them up. I signed up today and I'm loving the idea of a printed photo book and free prints just for joining which is also free. They also print scrapbook pages 8x8 starting at $1.99 each and 12x12 at $2.99 each or less depending on how many pages you end up printing. If you haven't looked yet, check them out they do photo books and much much more.

Tonight's freebie is part one of my DSO October Colour Challenge. Hope you enjoy.

Items were created at 300dpi, in .png format (except the paper) and are in a zip'd folder.

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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Love Means Freebie

Okay, don't laugh too hard at me when you see tonights freebie.

Yes, I do miss Sean and its only day 3 of 38. I've gone sappy and was looking at pictures of us and really thinking of how lucky we are that in the past four years we have not been apart more than two weeks at a time.

So here is a layout I created using tonights freebie, what do you think?

A message now to Sean who at some point tonight or tomorrow will be sitting in his barracks room with four other ARMY Guys reading about scrapbooking online... I miss you LOTS and hope they guys don't tease you too much when they see this page.

Now for your freebie that I know you have been anxiously waiting for.

For those of you who need to ask.... I included raindrops because, well, I cried when he left, cried when I got home and it sunk in he would be gone for 38 days and cried again on my first night alone in our bed.

Items were created at 300dpi, are in .png format (except the paper-.jpg) and in a zip'd folder

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Monday, October 6, 2008

Stitched Words Freebie

Okay, so I'm still not in the creative mode tonight as I was busy catching up on some tv shows I had missed like The Unit and Numbers. If you haven't watched either this season, you are missing out. Tomorrow I'm going to play catch up with Hero's.

Sean made it to Wainright, Alberta okay yesterday with only one glitch in the travel arangements. The bus from Edmonton to Wainright ... well they lost a wheel ... not just a tire... sheared the bolts right off apparently. Everyone was fine, no one got hurt and all passengers made it to the base. As luck has it one of the guys did get internet so Sean will be able to keep up with my blog ... if your reading this I LOVE YOU and MISS YOU LOTS!

Here is tonights freebie

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Sunday, October 5, 2008

Tags & I Miss Sean Already

Its been a long day and its only day one of 38. Sean left this morning for Wainright, Alberta and I have been trying to keep busy with photoshop but its just not working. I'm distracted and can not concentrate on anything it seems. Maybe tonight I'll relax a little bit more and find that creative side of me that has been missing all day.

Tonights freebie are a few tags, here is the preview and YES the monster and hat are part of the zip'd file

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Saturday, October 4, 2008

Wrapped Frames & Ribbon Frame Hugger

First of all here is the preview for the Glitter Styles that I created and you can get as a posting bonus. Here are the rules
1. Create a layout using at least three items I've created and shared here on my site. You can use two papers, or two buttons and one of something else. (or more if you wish)
2. Layout can be posted to whatever gallery you wish, or on your personal page. You can also e-mail them to me at 600x600dpi at the largest.
3. You must credit me for the items you have used. You do not need to provide a link back to my page but it would be nice if the layout is posted on your personal page.
4. E-mail me at with the subject line as Halloween Posting Bonus and provide in your e-mail the link where you have posted or include the layout at a maximum size of 600x600dpi.
5. I will e-mail you a link where you can download the following styles.

Glitter Styles

Okay so here is tonights freebie, not too much more to this kit so have fun and enjoy

Frames & Wraps

Thank you to everyone who downloaded yesterdays Quick Page and thanking Tanya
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Friday, October 3, 2008

Freebie Quick Page Created by My Daughter Tanya

Does life get any better than coming home from a long day at work to discover that your Lovely Creative Daughter has come over to visit and been cleaning your house and doing everyone's laundry while you were at work? I don't think so.
Okay so tonight's freebie comes courtesy of Tanya as well. I had a picture of my daughter Alexandra from a few years ago and since Tanya was here and she does paper scrapbooking I asked for her input and this is what she came up with.
Hope you guys enjoy it, I'm sure I'll be getting her to assist me in many more projects.

KS_Halloween Layout

Quick Page

So from that we get tonights freebie, a quick page created using the same layout.
Hope you enjoy it and leave Tanya some love .....
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Thursday, October 2, 2008

Journal Block Freebie & Posting Freebie!!!

Its a quick post again tonight as I have one of my killer migraines.

I aslo wanted to give everyone a heads up to another freebie I'm going to be offering... its glitter styles in my Halloween Colours. Only catch is I would like to recieve an e-mail with a link or preview 600x600dpi of a layout you have done using any 3 items but at least two have to be different. Example, two buttons and a paper, or a paper and two frames, or some such combination. Send me the link to the gallery where you have posted your work and credit me. E-mail me and I'll send you the link for the glitter styles. I will post a preview this weekend of the styles. You have until November 7th to make submissions in order to recieve the glitter styles.
Okay so here are some of the Journal Blocks in tonights zip'd file.

Items were created at 300 dpi, individual .png files and zip'd
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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

ABC-123 Freebie

Its going to be a short blog again tonight, the kids are all out and Sean & I are actually home alone. Whoo hooo.... we are sitting here at the table together drinking tea, each of us on our laptops, me working on my blog and he is going over stuff from the course he is on this week. He is getting a refresher in investigating Fatal Accidents. Sounds like fun doesn't it? (Not for me I tell you). So as you can tell we are really exciting to hang around with, the kids think were a bit nerdy, especially me with my electric scooter.
Okay so tonight's freebie is an alphabet that matches my Halloween Kit.
Here is the preview

Fonts were created at 300 dpi, saved individual .png's and zip'd
To make downloading go faster files are broken down as follows;
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