Wednesday, February 28, 2007

This months kit from ics

This is the new Imagine Create Scrap KIT for this month. THis Fancy pants paper is super delicious and was almost too beautiful too cut. I really had a problem putting it through my trimmer.

I laid down at the park to get this shot of Miss priss. LOVE the way the light shines on her.
I added extra primas and extra bling . The chipboard letters, and fancy pants chipboard flowers were added as well. Everything else though you get in the kit.

I added buttons, the arrow photo turns, and the extra primas to this. everything else.. Is in the kit

layout of the day

WHewew I got Layout of the day over at Treasures To Scrap! HOW exciting is that! Be sure and check out the site!

whewew cool mail day

SHe sent the whole line of 3 bugs tickled pink wiht the cardstock tags as well some cute cute little bling circles some flourishes chipboard and ribbon eyelets and mm vintage hip sticker letters!!! I will show you a photo later IM knee deep looking for Bellas birth certificate right now... I had all that stuff together and put up then when Hurricane katrina came we took all of it and put it in a box and taped it up. NOW guess what... WE can't find it AHHHH! SHe registers for School so I gotta find it. NO CLUE where it is. FOund mine and johns birth certificates and our marriage license etc. would think it would be with it. But nooooo. I have no clue . I have turned all these boxes inside out and gone through all kinda stuff and still NOPE not there. IT will turn up probably... when I dont need it anymore ;;SIGH:: well back to it.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007


THANK YOU!!!! to Angie at SCRAPSCENE for announcing the Design team at SCRAPBOOK CHALET. ALso a big thanks to laura for taking care of us. YOU ROCK OUTLOUD LADIES!

Monday, February 26, 2007

AMERICAN IDOL is a lupus survivor

All of you I believe know the battle we have been fighting for years now with lupus sle/nephritis. I found this an amazing story and am definitly voting for this girl. KNOWING what I KNOW about this illness as a fellow sufferer for her to get on that stage under those lights and do what she is doing is A MAJOR ASTOUNDING accomplishment. So please read her story and think about it while watching Idol

Leslie Hunt Advances to the Top 20 American Idol Finalists

The lupus community is cheering for Leslie Hunt of Chicago, Illinois as she advances to yet another round of competition on American Idol. Hunt is now one of the top 20 finalists. She will perform again on Wednesday, February 28, and the Lupus Foundation of America urges everyone to tune in and vote for Leslie as she seeks to become the next American Idol.

Hunt was diagnosed with lupus at a young age and includes on her American Idol profile that living with the autoimmune disease was the toughest obstacle of her life. Now 24, she has a new passion for life and is taking a proactive approach to overcoming the limitations she experienced while growing up with lupus.

Leslie is making everyone who is touched by lupus very proud as they watch her on national television. Her efforts are creating plenty of goodwill among all who are greatly impacted by lupus and who struggle on a daily basis with the debilitating and disabling consequences of the disease. Best wishes to you, Leslie.

Read Leslie Hunt's biography on the American Idol Web site

Read a Chicago Tribune article about Leslie

Remember to vote on Wednesday evening. Here’s how to vote for Leslie.

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PS: if you are a praying person even if your not please say a prayer tonight for Trevor and his family. (the co owner of treasures to scrap) Trevor is her son in law and is 30 years old and is in kidney failure. He is having complications and its not looking good. They are praying tonight for a miracle so please just remember them in your prayers please and also to bring comfort and peace to them. They are going through so much. It is so helpless to sit and watch someone you love sick and not be able to do anything. SO just keep them in your thoughts and prayers please. ALSO remember Traelyn and her daughter Gabby (we are having the auction for) they left for cincinatti yesterday I think it was or maybe this morning. This is another surgery for Gabby she is 4 years old. SO just remember all of them please.

Happy Birthday bro. AND still spinnin!

MY head is still spinning from all the WONDERFUL news I had this weekend. Im so excited to work on these new teams. I have been hard at it today working on projects for March. I forget February is a short month so I gotta get done with it now.
TOday is my BROTHERS Birthday. YOU ARE OLD just want to be sure you know that bro. Bella has been singing happy birthday to you allllllllllllllllll dayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy lonnnnnnnnnnnng. HOpe you have a good one and make time to count those gray hairs OH WAIT you only have 10 fingers and 10 toes so dont bother. hehehehehhehe muuuuah.

Tonight is the weekly chat over at Treasures To Scrap. We have a lot of fun and play some cool games. SHe gives out prizes too! SO you should stop in and say hi.
Tell em Nancy Sent ya!

Also excited about getting started at Chalet. We have busted our buns to get our numbers looking great and as of now they are at 80 for the top 100 scrapbook sites on the internet. HOW MUCH DOES THAT ROCK! Laura is so proud because her numbers have never looked better. I can't wait to get started on the challenges! SO much fun!

I have all kinda ideas flying around must start writing them down.

Be sure and pop in to Jeanne's blog and check out her word of the day.

Sunday, February 25, 2007



"Without further ado, it is my pleasure to announce our NEW CREATIVE TEAM.. Let's give a warm welcome to:

Chalet Creative Crew

*Jeanne* ~ Our Creative Team Coordinator
Leslie Ashe ~ Leslie
Isabelle Cipriani ~ Isabelle
Nancy Jones ~ Nancy
Vanilla ~ Michelle
Chelsea Giles ~ Chelsea
Volcano Girl ~ Heather
Mom2Zoe ~ Dena
KristenJo ~ Kristen
BeckyThackston ~ Becky

Card Creation Crew

Bonbitz ~ Jaci
Tropicalart77 ~ Tammy

In addition, I would also like to announce our
Guest Designers for the following 6 months:

March ~ Taylorsmom
April ~ Craft Girl
May ~ Amy Coose
June ~ Jozzie
July ~ Elizabeth
August ~ LAH924

Laura Gordon
Owner/Designer "

Friday, February 23, 2007

WHew hewww good news on a friday

Here is another Layout I made with the Dasher line from Basic grey.

I have a secret I have a secret. I can't tell it yet yall are gonna be excited!!!

BUT here is some news I CAN Share!! I got offered a design team position today for Treasures to Scrap. SO exciting! So many talented people over there and what a gorgeous site and store they have. Stop by and say hello if your in the neighborhood.
It has been a rather quiet day here. Have had a bad headache today. Think it is the weather. Going from 40 to 75 in a day doesn't help. Hoping this doesnt spur on some storms that are headed this way.

Tonight we had a wonderful chat at The Chalet with Karen Russel who created the narratives line for Creative Imaginations. She is so talented and the BE and Narratives lines are just gorgeous eye candy. I got some of the paper and have yet decided which photo to put on it cuz well... IT is just too pretty to cut. I will have to stare at it a bit longer before I can even think of cutting this paper. DO you have papers like that in your stash?

This will be a scrappy weekend. Got projects due and lots of mo jo flowing. SO stand back while the paper is flyin.
Hope you have a great weekend.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

still blushin'

Still playin with the basic grey I got valentines day. LOVIN this line
I wanted to scrap my Mardi Gras photos so bad SO i printed this pic. put a new spin on it.

WAIT: The longest wait is right before the parade is to begin.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

MONDAY was a gorgeous day

MONDAY was a GORGEOUS day. My friend Annette here in Mobile and her 2 kids asked if we would go with them to the parade downtown. We had never gone to the parades before so bella was so excited. I told her id see cuz well yall know with all the health stuff that has been going on I am not supposed to be out alot. But JOhn said since it is outside and not alot of people crammed in a building it isnt as bad.I was so happy to get out. IT ws pretty and not too cold. WE had soooo much fun. I know back home they dont do much for mardi gras but here they shut down everything and downtown is covered kinda lik new orleans. IT is a huge party and celebration. People everywhere parades all day. School is closed. Like nothing you see back home. The parade was fabulous.SO much more than I expected.The floats were BEAUTIFUL. I was not expecting such professional realistic floats I was thinking oh they willput streamers on a trailer NO YOU WONT BELIEVE the FLOATS omg they were amazing. We had lunch at Pickle fish resteraunt (a YUMMY pizza Place) it was so fun. Bella loved it. I almost teared up several times looking at how happy she was. We dont get to go out and do alot so it was treasured moment definitly. I got to meet Gretchen and we also hit if off immediatly. I had actually met her a couple of times just not had realized it. She is so funny. We divided up the loot and still had to much it covered the table. We have those serpentine things all over the house today bella has been throwing themplaying parade. She walks her babies around in their shopping buggy and throws beads at her stuffed animals. SO FUNNY! SHe had soo much fun and just kept talking about it all day. We will definitly be planning to go more next year. I hope all the family can come down and see some of this you all would love it! We wanted to go back today but after taking my meds last night I was just too nauseaus and exhausted from all the fun we had yesterday.THere are alot more people at it today too and didnt want to take the chance of catching anything. I slept alot today and just finished up some things here at home.
I didn't feel up to going to bunco tonight with Katrina. SORRY GIRL I slept till almost 7. Almost missed AMerican IDOL!! SO I totally wiped that one out. I will make it up to ya. I felt a little better then ate and well that didn't work out well it started all over. Hopefully we can get together and scrap this weekend. That was pretty fun! Well my hubby is ready to watch the movie. Bella is all snuggled down asleep and im still exhausted. I think we walked 10 miles. IT was fun though. I will never forget that day. GOnna scrap it soon got my photos back today and man some awesome shots!!!
Hope yall had a great mardi gras.

Quote for today:
A man is likely to mind his own business when it is worth minding. When it is not he takes his mind off his own meaningless affairs by minding other people's business.”
~ Eric Hoffer, The True Believer

Sunday, February 18, 2007


Yesterday Was A GORGEOUS day. I felt more human than I have in a long long time. Still sore but not NEAR as nauseaus as I have been. HOPEFULLY Im done with all those days. We will know soon :)
It was Christophers Birthday so we went to his party at lavitra Park. Annette made the Cake herself! I was HIGHLY impressed. It was so cool. Looked like a tank and had an army man sitting on it. It had the field and the gravel the whole works. Bella said it tasted pretty yum yum too! SO way to go Annette! GIrl you sure know how to throw a party. We saw lots of our friends from playgroup and Bella had so much fun playing on the playground. SHe smiles bigger than I have seen in a while.

We came home. Watched Garfield, ate supper. John cleared some old files off my computer... old pictures and other just junk that has taken up space for too long. He fussed cuz I need to reorganize my files on there Yeah i know huney I will I promise. eventually haha! MUAH! I updated my gallery and added more creations to The Chalet. Chatted with my friends for a bit before I hit the hay.

Today was another pretty day here in Mobile. We have had a good day today. Still no nauseau. Got some of my scrap room cleaned up and ready for my new cabinets and island to come in here. Hopefully it will warm up soon so we can paint. We have changed the cabinet style this is the 4th time because we keep finding a better deal. I cannot wait Im so excited. We also are about to start putting down the hard wood floors and renovating the bathrooms and making this more like home. I guess since it has been 2 years we figure we will be here a while so might as well get comfy.

I wanted to congratualte MICHELLE (vanilla) for winning layout of the week this week over at the CHALET. GIRL your page rocked outloud! Im so proud of you girly girl!

I hope it stays pretty and we stay feeling well like today we have alot of plans for this week and alot of photo ops. SO stay tuned. Im gonna get these and more photos printed up and the pages will be coming soon. Got alot of projects due and alot of pubs coming out! SO keep your eyes peeled!

Hope you have a great week
Hugs and smooches

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Another Toot!

Got another page selected up on Basic Grey in their gallery! I SEE MICHELLE OVER THERE TOOO WAY TO GO GIRL!!!!!

Also got confirmation from Somerset home that they still want my project. How exciting!

Hurray CHALET!

GOOD MORNING! Just wanted to heads up everyone that there is a design team call at SCRAPBOOK CHALET. This is an amazing site with alot of talent. There are some familiar faces and MEGA talent over there. IT is a rockin site with LOTS Of chatter and lots of fun goin on. THe gallery is schmokin! IT is hard to keep up with all the amazing designs. COme check it out and put your hat in the ring. IT is an awesome site and it is lightening fast. The owner is super sweet and sends stuff out really fast. I won layout of the week the week before last and already got my prize!! Matter of fact got it last week!!!!! I was shocked and amazed at the box crammed full of basic grey goodies! Laura You rock! She also has a survivor contest going on. COme cheer for your favorite survivor!!

We are off to go play for a bit and then some scrap time. WHewwwheww Mardi Gras! Parades everywhere in Mobile today. Have some king cake with me folks.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

catchin on up!

I have alot of catching up to do on my blog! MAN, it has been busy the last few days. Had double dr. appts on valentines day. Don't really know anything just keep doing what Im doing, so that was fun huh...

I won a rak from Jana! I frequent her blog. SHe is sooooooooo rockin talented and the sweetest thing EVAH! SHe sent me all of the stuff you see in the photo below!!! I was about to fall out opening the box! There is a little mini album, a t shirt, the FLOWERS omgoodness the flowers, and and the express ons (rub ons) if you have never used them omgoodness they go on like butter! I got a bracelet too, you can see in the photo. but, Bella took off with that! (I know your surprised haha) "DADDY LOOK WHAT I GOT!" ROFL. she was so cute! I am sure Jana won't mind if I share!

I have been in Rak heaven here the last few weeks I got one from CHERYL that I still need to make my page with.. sorry Cheryl I will post it soon as I can get well and get it done! I haven't even made John and Bella a card or ANYTHING for Valentines day! I know so unlike me. BUt that is how horrible I have been feeling. Hasn't been fun! BUT IT IS GETTING BETTER!

Then I found out I won a rak on CAROLE'S blog! Im smiling soooo big right now! YALL MUST go check out these amazing ladies work. THey are top notch in the industry people and have all taught me so much! TRUE ladies they all are!

My rak from Jana HOW COOL IS THIS!!!!! She really made me smile big!

THis is what John got me for Valentines day. HE IS A ROCKIN HUBBY I MUST TELL YOU! HE knew JUST what to get. Love you sweetie and thanks.

John's Aunt Stephy and Uncle Evans were down in Mobile on business and came by to have suppr with us. I felt like sick, and I know I looked horrible but I really wanted to see them and well, it really did do me good and cheered me up some. THey are always so much fun and so sweet to us. Bella just fell in love with them. THis is the first time she has ever met them. We email them photos all the time and she reads my blog to see what is going on and stuff but nothing like getting a real hug!! Bella coudln't keep her hands off her and was complimenting her fingernails and jewelry. I made aunt steph count all her rings and stuff before she left to make sure the little booger didnt keep any souvenirs from their visit haha. SHe did convince Aunt Stephy to paint her fingernails though. (it didnt take much convincing!at all I am not sure which one had more fun) I had to get some photos for a scrapbook page. We dont get to see them often but they are soooo loved by us and us them! SO I have to add them to Bella's book!

MY 2 valentines!!! THERE is my entire heart in one photo!! I love these two so much!

I hope everyone had a great Valentines Day and TONIGHT IS AN AWESOME TV NIGHT! SURVIVOR/GREYS ANATOMY/ ER there is my line up! SO I am totally gonna be veggin out tonight in front of the tube. I have to watch it in the back because it is too graphic for Bella. John could care less so we got her the curious George movie to watch tonight. SO they will be entertained. SO what do you think is gonna happen on greys? I keep hearing rumor DENNY is coming back! I cannot wait to see how they do this. OK gotta go clean up the chicken and dumplings I made. Uncle Evans is a great cook and he gave me some tips on how to do my chicken and dumplings. MIne keep dissolving so I tried his method and so far so good. I hear no complaints! I felt pretty good this afternoon and ever since we talked the other night about making chicken and dumplings Bella has been on a chicken and dumpling mode. she keeps sayign but pleeeeaaseee. SO I felt some better today so I broke down and made them. They turned out OK but I think it was more I just wasnt feeling 100% than the recipe Know what I mean. OK REALLY gotta go now Bella is quiet and that equals a mess.
Hug the kiddos!

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

someone need a smile?

Bella brought me this little book earlier today, and it has the best little poems in it. I really like these two. I feel like maybe someone needs to read this today.. So IF it is you. I hope it touches you and makes you smile. :)

Drop a pebble in the water,
And it's ripples reach out far;
and the sunbeams dancing on them
May reflect them to a star.

Give a smile to someone passing,
Therby making his morning glad;
It may greet you in the evening
WHen your own heart may be sad.

DO a deed of simple kindness;
Though its end you may not see,
It may reach, like widening ripples,
Down a long eternity.

Joseph Morris


It is easy to be pleasant
WHen life flows by like a song,
But the person worthwhile is one who smiles
when everything goes dead wrong

For the test of the heart is trouble
and it will always come witht he years.
And the smile that is worth the praises of earth,
is the smile that shines through the tears.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox


Here is another page made with BASIC GREYS BLUSH COLLECTION


Sunday, February 11, 2007


THis months Jones challenge is sure to be a rockin one! I can't WAIT to see your pages.

Here is mine



Let's hear if for my friend JEANNE! SHe just won the tool challenge sponsored by Scrappers Bliss on THE PUB CALLS BLOG!! IM SO PROUD OF YOU GIRL! ROCK ON WITH YOUR BAD SELF!!

Thursday, February 08, 2007


here are a few more designs

Wednesday, February 07, 2007


(layout by Traelyn)

WE have a friend that is having a MAJOR situation once again in her life. Her precious little girl is VERY SICK. Not just sick IT IS SERIOUS. We are all banning together as scrapbookers across the globe to make projects to auction to help raise money for this RARE condition for the surgery she has to have.. or I can't bear to say what will happen to this baby. SO please read the following and go to the blog. IF you find it in your heart to donate something ANYTHING or bid on projects. PLEASE DO SO. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP OUT BY DONATING OR ADDING THIS TO YOUR BLOG OR SITE YOU HAVE FULL PERMISSION HERE JUST COPY IT ON. YOu dont have to ask me JUST DO IT. THE MORE PEOPLE ARE AWARE OF THIS.. THe more help we can give to Traelyn.

SCRAPBOOK CHALET (laura) Is hosting an AUCTION to benefit and assist Traelyn and her family with Gabbys surgery and hospital stay and other things they need.
For more information PLEASE click the colored letters on SCRAPBOOK CHALET. Thank you so much for all the hard work kat and charlee have done on this auction. God bless you.

Thank you all so much!


Tuesday, February 06, 2007

A small toot


looky looky

I think this is one of my fav pages I have done lately.
How groovy is this. Im on here with several of my pals! HEY YALL MOVE OVAH MAKE ROOOM FOR MEEE!

Monday, February 05, 2007

the girl is on a roll

a little page I whipped up with the BLUSH BASIC GREY LINE I got for christmas. (THANKS MA) LOVE LOVE THIS PAPER. The colors are so rich. I took the 2 question marks in teh hardware kit and made my heart. glued them together and painted them.

the scan made the photo look green tinted... or maybe it is just me.. I feel green so maybe i see green.

SOME GOOD NEWS THOUGH.. Yall remember my freind Cathy... Pages for Cathy, CATHY.. well I talked to Sally and she told me when she went to her dr this last time THE dr asked her if she USED SOMEONE ELSES BLOOD!!!! HER TEST RESULTS WERE SO GOOD THEY DIDNT THINK THEY WERE HERS! Talk about a blessing. God is so good! Thank you all for continued prayers for her and her family.

Not too much going on today supposed to go to a little party with Bella, But I dont think IM gonna get to go. Too risky since so many kids will be there and you know where there are kids there are germs. Im hesitant to send Bella but I KNOW she is going crazy bored here with us and wants to have some fun. SO we are still tossing the idea around. I dunno we will see.
Watching qvc and hsn the scrapbooking shows today. getting some cool inspirations.
WOnt dare buy anything most of that stuff I have already or it is not priced good for what I need or you get 10,000 and I only need 900 (hahaha) Hope you have fun watching today as well.



Loveshack patterned papers by chatterbox
cricuit die cute i love you
chatterbox sticker sheet with borders
bazzill cardstock

not included in the kit
assorted buttons
stamps of unknown font and origin
colorbox fluid ink chalks
metal sweetheart embelishment from making memories.

BElla asked me one day "love me?" I replied " I love you more than you will ever know"
she happily skipped away.. IF she only knew what I know.. she never would have to ask.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

love those relaxing sundays...

LOVED the half time super bowl show. Even in the rain, Prince rocks! Jeanne and I decided purple rain was the perfect song for him to sing and YUP he sang it lol. I can remember seeing him in Jackson and my friend Melinda and Vickie on the 2nd row. We had so much fun. Then we went to the dock afterwards (yeah mama we went to the dock pick up your jaw) and he came there!!! He sang and danced and we had our picture made on his limo (like we were some kinda super stars I coudln't get over how short he was. Im talkin wizard of oz "WE ARE THE LOLLIPOP kids" short. AND HE HAD on these HIGH HEEL BOOTS liek 2 inch heels and he was STILL SHORT. SHORTER THAN ME!!!!!! BUT he knows he can sing and dance and play that dang piano mannn! HE had some BIG OL bison head fellers walkin round with him. He looked like a kid up against them. They made the wwf wresters look tiny. these guys arms were bigger than my waist (at that time now it would be a friggin miracle if anything was as big as my waist) ANyway that was rockin cool. AHHH to be that young and SKINNY again. I need to find those pictures. That woudl make a cool page. I still have my No fraidy cats welcome THE DOCK t shirt somewhere around here. Hate they closed that place. man we used to have fun there in the summer on the boats.

Got my hair cut this week. It is falling out and looked awful. ITs all diffent lengths and wont do nothing. So she cut it REALLY short so you cant notice the fallin out part as much. so I have like the REALLY short doo. NOT as short as Cathy Z but about an inch longer. It looks so much better though.But has the someone scared the crapp out of me look to it where it stands up everywhere. and when I wake up it looks that same as whenI go to bed haha!NOT alot I can do to it.

had a quiet day at the Jones residence today. Had major headache and still all pukified (is that a word?) but it lets up just in time to start over again huh. Be glad when this is over and I can get this all straightened out. ahh its not too bad it could be worse i guess. SO many are alot worse.

Finished up my page on the JONES' CHALLENGE. Yall are gonna love this new challenge we/I am doing. Its hot. DId some rockin cool techniques on this page.

I guess everyone is back from CHA and all tired out. Not alot happning here. bella is crashed out snoring. IM about to go see if I can challenge her to a sleep off.
Bet Id win. when she is ready to get up she jumps on my bed singing happy buffday tooo ewweeee. SHe is too much. Love every second of her.
Mardi gras is in full swing down here. we have parades goin on everywhere. I hope to at least get to go to one before they are over to get some cool photos.
and YOU MUST have some king cake if you never had any YUMMMMMMMY (the lemon filled is my ultimate fav)
TIll tomorrow... ta ta

Saturday, February 03, 2007



FOr any of you that have issues with this here is the link that Jeanne gave me.

Thank you I added it now!

Feb 3rd something cool and a hissy fit.

Jeanne showed me this girls blog.
SHE IS FLIPPIN AMAZING and has the COOLEST daily free digi kits. Go look at her work. SHE IS a phenomenal artist.

Not much going on here today. SCRAPPIN. Had a sinker last night and got sick sick sick. SO, you know if you have been throwing up and stuff, how your sore and all the next day... yeah. not fun. I thought this med was working so good. Tami and I were just talking about it. How much better I am doing with the nausea. I did eat pizza yesterday though and I havn't had anything rich like that so that could be it. But anyway nuff bout that.

Something has really been bothering me the last few days and I have to vent guys. SO bear with me. I really really want your feed back on this. I want to know if you agree or disagree or if you don't give a rip. Especially the scrapbookers that read my blog that like me freelance and do this on more than just a personal basis.
So read my rant and let me know your view on this please. Is it not a big deal would you not care or would you be upset as well?

I have a question for you guys that has been bothering me. HOW WOULD YOU FEEL.. if someone took something off your blog or say one of your galleries. Then put it in a very viewable place without you knowing about it? say, You didn't say they could post your work there? I read a blog yesterday about a girl that a LSS (in a different state) copied her photos and printed them (YEAH I said the same thing my Jaw dropped) it was her wedding photos at that! WHEN she called the LSS and confronted them (it was in another state but a fellow PEA from the veggie board, Recognized her photo and said something about it to her) THe people at the lss were very ugly and said they could do that because once it is published in a magazine or in a viewable magazine or any other media, They could do what they wished with it!!!!!! (not exact quote but something to that effect) I COUDLNT BELIEVE THAT! THERE are copyrite laws for photographs people! [I didnt know this but someone I used to work for did know this and told me about it. SHe is a very good photographer so I know that to be true.] Photographs once you take them ARE YOURS. PERIOD. That is why YOU CANNOT TAKE professional photos and print them at say wal mart or wal greens without the person who took the photos permission. (and besides that it is just TACKY!) Any way I felt really bad for the girl. I know I have had a recent run in with someone posting my work (yeah my page and altered items) without permission and the original person that ONE of those items, I had copied WITH THE Persons knowledge that I copied it FOR PERSONAL USE AND AS A GIFT FOR SOMEONE IN MY FAMILY That wouldn't be posting it in a public forum.(that is important people IF YOU SCRAPLIFT SOMETHING PLEASE GIVE THE ORIGINAL PERSON CREDIT FOR THE DESIGN!!!!! THAT IS JUST TACKY AND WRONG AND MAKES YOU END UP LOOKING STUPID) That person saw it and of course recognized it and called me on it (which I dont blame her I WOULD HAVE MADE HEADS ROLL MAN.She was very very nice don't get me wrong) But what if wer had not been friends already. What if it had been just a page I saw somewhere or a design or altered item I saw somewhere and said HEY that is cool... AGAIN, Thank GOD she knows me and knows I would never do that to her ... but also HOW STUPID would I be to put something I copied I mean down to the flowers THE ONLY THING DIFFERENT were the photos!!!!!! Then post it somewhere that I KNOW SHE WILL SEE IT. She knew I wouldnt do something like that and suspected that someone had done this without my knowledge.
SHE WAS RIGHT. IT is very hurtful and yes IM FURIOUS.

Then I go to a website and see people not just one. Posting pages that have different photos but the design is exactly like mine. NOTHING extra added nothing in different places or anything. IT IS OBVIOUS if you saw my work that it was exactly like some of my pages. I looked in the part where you post the products and give CREDIT IF YOU SCRAPLIFTED.... NOTHING. Not a word not even a listing of the products used.

SO I know how my friend felt. BUt the person that copied my work (not just one it seems to be a pattern on that board I dont think but 2 people there have original work the rest are copies) They are NOT friends of mine. SO I know they didn't just say OH i like this page I think I will copy it. which maybe they did have that thought BUT THEY POSTED IT IN A PUBLIC FORUM. MAKING IT LOOK AS IF IT IS THEIR WORK and DESIGNS. SO as a word of warning to others. THINK BEFORE YOU POST THINGS that either YOU DONT HAVE PRIOR PERMISSION. or 2. YOU COPIED SOMEONES DESIGNS. Scraplifting happens and I feel it is a compliment..ussually.I DONT CARE that people copy my pages I think it is awesome and a compliment. SO don't get me wrong on that. BUT POSTING THEM IN FORUMS AND IN STORES AND SAYING IT IS YOUR ORIGINAL IDEA.... I DONT THINK SO. WHEN IT iS FOR PERSONAL USE FINE (am I clear on this lol).. But dont go posting it on boards and in stores and places on their WALLS when you copied someone elses designs WITHOUT GIVING THEM CREDIT FOR IT. That is lying about your work and KARMA WILL GET YOU FOR IT.

OK Im off my soap box. This isnt happening to just me but many of my friends in the industry and IM SURE to alot of you reading this post. Anyone that is my friend knows I don't care that you copy my work I AM FLATTERED. That is a HUGE compliment to me. But give me credit for the design. I dont use sketches I sit and come up with this in my own little brain. I may get inspiration from others BUT I GIVE THEM CREDIT AND TELL THEM that THEY SOOO INSPIRE ME and THAT I MADE this and such WITH THEIR inspiration. Ussually mine looks nothing like theirs when Im done rofl.

OK Im really getting off my box now. SO reply here and TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK. What are your views on this? AM I being ridiculous? should I not be upset? What would you do? How woudl you handle this? has this happend to you? what did you do? I really want to know. Thanks

Friday, February 02, 2007


So.. UGHMMM.. DO you ever write yourself a note and forget what the heck that was for? Maybe I shouldn't leave this layin around... I found that funny this morning. I glanced over at my desk and saw that little note. It sounded so official and scary even. WHEWWWW kill the process.. HOWZ that for a quote on Friday!

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Check out the layout of the day!



Happy Thursday... Daisy and Waldo... Rodeo?

I don't think this is EXACTLY what Creative Imaginations had in mind when they decided to come out with a RODEO line of paper and embelishments. BUT, who could resist how PERFECT this was for these photos.I am sure you all have pages that JUST HAVE to be done. WEll, This would be one of those pages. This past Christmas while at my husband's sister's house (HI LIZ!) we noticed Daisy Riding Waldo like a horse. THey all say OH YEAH she does that all the time. The ferrett was LITERALLY sitting on the Dogs back riding him around the house. Waldo (the dog) was not Exactly thrilled to be the victim err I mean Horse nahh I mean, WEll He just doesn't care to much to be her personal Limosine service.
Daisy being the little DIVA that she is.. cannot understand the harm in him Totin' her around all day. SO anyway.. This was just a fun page I did for laughs and for my Sister in laws Scrapbook album. I am sure we will all look back on this for years to come and get a good chuckle from Daisy and Waldo.