Thursday, August 3, 2017

You people ROCK!! -- Loving LissyKay in August Day 3

 I had a new post all planned out to post yesterday but I think someone was telling me that I didn't need to do it after all. First out internet went out, twice, for a total of about two hours & then the power went out for over 3 hours. It was an exciting night in our house. Bubba didn't know what to do with himself when the internet went out, NO VIDEO GAMES! Get over it!! The power outage was the worst part of the the night for me. PDC lost her TV & with us being out in the country without lights it gets DARK. She was not happy so we needed to dig out the camping lanterns & the mini laptop so she could watch something on that, thankfully we have movies for her. Then even though it was windy & rainy out it was still to warm to comfortably go to sleep for Mama, I was roasting. So not a good night in this house.

 But enough about that, on to LissyKay. We had this whole month planned out as a surprise for Melissa, the designer, & it came as a BIG surprise to her. She had Physical Therapy yesterday so it was a sore day for her, but she was blown away when she got up & checked her tablet to find over 100 notifications on it. You people ROCK!! She was so overcome she was crying over the love she was feeling, she claims it was from her CT but in truth all we could do was show you all how wonderful we think she is, it was you guys who agreed with us & showed her the truth of that love. Thank you is not adequate for the way we as the CT feel for all of you right now.

 For those of you who haven't gone & checked out her store-- What are you waiting for? If you can not find something in her store that you love, you are not looking hard enough! LissyKay has some of the most unique & different templates of anyone I have seen. It doesn't matter what event I am scrapping or which kit I am using, I can find a fitting template in her collection. That is one of the reasons I love LissyKay so much, her kits are so versatile, they are great for everyone.

 We also have a challenge going on in the GoDigital Scrapbooking forum. There will be a new weekly challenge for the whole month of August using that weeks featured templates from LissyKay's store. There are chances to win QPs, & coupons to her store every week in random drawing with all those who participate in the challenge. So go check it out here.

 So now for today's featured kits.

      1 for the Money -
      2 for the Show -
      3 to Get Ready -
      Squared -
      Catch a Wave -
      From the Top -

 Here are my pages that I have made with these wonderful kits for today.

                              (I know this one looks likes worms, but trust me it is pretzels. Didn't think this one out before I did it. lol)

 I know that I had so many more with her kits, but with crashing my EHD & having galleries where I posted pages I have lost more of them then I care to think about now. I may have to seriously check into how much it is going to cost to send it in (I know that I looked on Google & they say you can swap them out by yourself, but not sure if that is a good idea. The guys I took it into said it had to be done in a dust free room & since I live in the country there is nothing dust free around here!)

Well I am off to make the heathens I live with dinner. :( Until next time....Stay Scrappy!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Lovin' LissyKay in August

One of our own here in DigiLand could use an extra boost.
Melissa, the designer behind the fantastic (and somewhat unique) templates at LissyKay Designs, has been through a car accident with back/neck injuries, physical therapy, a surgery which didn't work, and a *second* car accident. The doctors want her to have a 2nd surgery...Melissa wants to have a 2nd surgery...but insurance is insisting that she do physical therapy first - which is hurting more than helping.
She's barely able to be out of bed, much less spend time at her computer creating her special templates at her usual output. At the same time, medical bills are mounting.
We, her Creative Team, are having a "Lovin' LissyKay" event all month. You will see layouts and ads featuring several of her templates each day. And stay tuned because we're working on some challenges for later in the month with coupons as prizes.
We are not asking for handouts - Melissa wouldn't want handouts. This is not a sale, because that would defeat the purpose of trying to help raise funds. We simply want to remind you what a brilliantly talented lady she is and try to help you find something in her store that you might want to purchase.
For any of you who have (tried to) follow my blog you know that I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE LissyKay templates & used them as often as I could even before I was on her CT. I practically begged her to add me to her CT so I could afford Kits to use with her wonderful templates. lol :) I have always loved using her older templates to complete the challenges at GingerScraps & use them whenever possible.
As this month goes on all of the CT will be reminding you everyday why we all fell in love with her kits & why you should too. Trust me she has something special & unique in her store for anyone. Here some of the pages I have done with her wonderful kits. Come back for more as the month goes on.
                                            Family Ties 1 -
                                         Favorite Things -    

See you later & Stay Scrappy.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Is there a such thing as Recipers Anonymous? :)

 I am going to run out of black ink in my printer at this rate! I never could figure out for years where I inherited my LOVE of collecting recipes, then a few months ago my Mom informed us that my aunt also loves to collect recipes....Now I know where I got it! I have been looking thru Pinterest for recipes to help with this diet & that is not a good idea for me. I printed out about a 1/2 inch high stack of recipes yesterday, now I just need to make sure I don't let them all go to waste. Wish me luck.

 We did try out a couple of new recipes yesterday, one was a flop one was pretty good but I need to fiddle with some of it a little more. The first we tried was for Roasted Chick Peas. It was pretty much a flop. I tried to use Ranch dip mix hoping they would taste like Cornuts, I was informed by Bubba that I wasn't even close!!!! I was not really impressed either. I think if I am going to try anything snacky with ranch on it I will go for Ranch "Crack" pretzels, at least I know we all like those.

 Next recipe we tried was for faux Wendy's Frostys. Seeing as Bubba doesn't care for the chocolate ones I decided to use vanilla protein mix in his instead of the cocoa & he loved it. I did one for PDC & I and added the vanilla protein mix along with the cocoa but I think I went a little overboard with the cocoa. PDC & I both like the chocolate Frosty but the one I made was a little too bitter, so back to the drawing board on that one. I wonder if they make a sugar free Nesquik? Here is the picture from Facebook that inspired our Frosty experiment. If you try your hand at it let me know what your results are. I am going to go look thru some recipes & see what our next experiment is going to be, I am thinking maybe Cloud Bread.

 Until next time stat scrappy! (P.S. The diet is working pretty well, I have lost 3 lbs!)

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Why I Really Need An Escape :)

 Here is a quick snapshot of my life this week... Bubba has been diagnosed with Influenza B, DH is running around the house spraying everything down with Lysol, PDC has discovered YouTube & cute cat videos on my old cell phone that I gave her, & our dog, Max, must have come from a jungle tribe somewhere that thinks if you take their picture you are stealing their soul, he jumps up to leave & barks at every camera that you point at him, even PDC's play cameras. Dumb dog. :) <3 :) On top of all of that PDC & I just got over some crud that I am pretty sure was also Influenza B & I am on a diet & trying to quit smoking, again!! I swear I say I need a vacation from my life at least a couple times a week. <3 my crazy life.

 I did recently buy a couple of new toys that I am going to be showcasing stuff from on here in the days to come, a Silhouette Portrait & a new camera. Yay! I have been wanting a new cutting machine for awhile now since my Cricut doesn't seem to work anymore with today's technology. I also wanted it to be able to make stickers for my Happy Planners, so I jumped on a deal that I got when we got our taxes back. As for the camera, a friend has been taking pictures of the kids up to now, but I had to scale back on the drama & she was a big part of that. So I decided to get a good camera & got a few different editing apps for the computer to play with.

 I am also trying to stick to a better schedule on a daily basis, this is also needed for my weight loss needs too. I need to lose the weight as it is a little scary when you see a note in your medical file that your doctor is recommending you to the dietician for morbid obesity. That is not something I want to see in reference to me any more. I am ready to change that & there is no better time that now. So we are working out a new schedule to give me time to do my chores & work in time for exercise & blogging time. I need something that is going to make me be accountable so I am trying to use this blog to help with that, although I have lost half a pound already!

 I am also going to see about doing some more templates or mini kits to give away on here in the near future. I have been going thru picking up a lot of my stuff that I had downloaded from Pixel Scrapper that was lost when my EHD crashed. I have gotten a lot of it back in the last few weeks so I am going to have to see what I can come up with.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Ready to get back to work

 So I am ready to get back to work, finally! I have caught up on all of my downloading & unzipping files onto the new EHD. I work for some of the best designers in the world, I swear.

 LissyKay gives us a CT code for any older kits we want to get out of the store. I explained to her hat happened to my EHD & she allowed me to go thru her store & get all of the kits that I couldn't get from out CT page. BoomersGirl gave me a code for her store to get back all of the kits that I had made LOs for from her. Charly Renay (Cresent Moon Designs) gave me a code for her whole store for free, & I mean the WHOLE store, even her wonderful CU stuff.

 I am still trying to rebuild my CU files, but as soon as I am done you can expect for me to post more freebies. I need to revamp the sidebar on here as I need to add some CT that I have joined, Brenian, Leigh Penrod, Luv Ewe, & Charly Renay. I also have left Sweet Pea Designs CT. I was having some personality differences with her so we decided that it wasn't a good fit after all. Life goes on. :)

 I will have a new post tomorrow with some new LOs that I have gotten finished for the GS challenges this month. so until then I will leave you with this LO that I just couldn't resist making after going thru the ablums on our LissyKay CT page. I knew this would be a perfect one for Princess & her little feather babies. I used Barnyard Buddies by BoomersGirl & Feeling Wavy by LissyKay Designs.

 Until next time.... Stay Scrappy!

Sunday, June 19, 2016

How did this happen?

 I am so heartsick right now. My dog had a snafu with my EHD & the EHD came out the loser! That means that everything I had on the EHD is GONE! All of my scrapping kits, all of my layouts, all of my movies, all of my ebooks, all my important papers, but even more devastating, ALL OF MY PICTURES! All of the princess's baby pictures, all the pictures from Bubba that I have been able to scan in (an ex lost his baby book years ago already, so the pictures I have are so precious already), all the pictures of my dad, who passed away 2 1/2 years ago (thankfully my sister has the pictures & can give them back to me).

 I took the EHD in to a computer place on Friday but they can't retrieve anything from it, so I am going to end up having to send it in to someplace that can use a clean room to try to salvage the data on the EHD. Only problem there is that I can cost up to $1000. I almost died when told that! Then I had to think about what was on the drive, MY KID'S PICTURES! Sorry but those are priceless to me! It is however going to have to wait until DH & I get our taxes in next year to be sent in, I won;t have the money until then.

 So I am gradually trying to recoup all of the pictures I can from Facebook & family, so that means that things will be a little slow on here for the next week or so, but I will make sure to keep you updated on what I have going on until then.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

I wanna be a COWBOY!

 My sister took my Nephew (or great nephew if you are counting) to the circus recently & sent me some adorable pictures of Little D riding a horse. She said it was so cute, he acted like he had been born in the saddle. He reached down & held the saddle horn like he had been doing it all his life (the whole whopping 23 months of it.) I love this little boy so much & love being able to see all the steps in his growing up. Here is the layout that I made with the pictures that she took & sent me.

I used the fun kit Wild Wild West by BoomersGirl Designs & the template kit 3 To Get Ready by LissyKay Designs.

I also have a layout that I am going to submit for the buffet challenge at GingerScraps. It is of the goofy Princess acting like a cowgirl-princess (does anyone else see the theme I have going here?) She has this thing about using her tights on her head like it is princess hair & dressing all up. She is a goofball when she is not driving me insane!

This is using the bundle Quirkiness by Luv Ewe Designs & the template Summer Moments Like This by Brenian Designs. Huh, I just realized I have another theme going here- kits from GingerScraps & templates from GoDigital Scrapbooking! Iwill have to see if I can shake things up a little bit next time, shall we.

Until the next time... Stay Scrappy!