April 27, 2012

Mom's Little Superhero Freebie

Well, as promised, here is my freebie part to this beautiful collaboration kit between Mommy Made This and Scraps-N-Pieces. Here again is the preview to this awesome kit. The first preview is Mommy Made This' part.

This next preview is from Scraps-N-Pieces.

Here's the exciting part. From this kit, Mommy Made This' Creative Team has made some freebies for you. If you click on THIS LINK, you can head to Mommy Made This' blog to pick up the other CT members freebies. Also, head over to Scraps-N-Pieces blog by clicking THIS LINK to see what their CT's have in store for you for freebies. If you don't see something from their CT's try back shortly as many are on different time zones.

Here is a preview of my freebie. I have made you a Quick Page. I do hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it.

You can download this Quick Page here:

I hope you have enjoyed this kit and don't forget to head on over to Mommy Made This' store HERE to purchase this kit for 50% off this week. That makes this kit just $2.50 for everything you've seen in her part (the girl part) of the collaboration. 

You can also head over to Scraps-N-Pieces store HERE to purchase their part of this kit for 50% off as well. That makes this kit just $2.50 as well for everything you've seen in their preview (The boy part) as well.

Have a wonderfully blessed day and remember to tell those you love what they mean to you each and every day.

April 26, 2012

New Kit Collab from Mommy Made This & ScrapsNPieces


I know this is so late in posting and for that I am sorry. I am here to tell you about a beautiful Collaboration kit done between Mommy Made This and Scraps-N-Pieces. It's called Mom's Superhero. I can't tell you how much I love this kit. It's full of wonderful papers, beautiful elements, card stocks and so many more items. You will go ga-ga over the little superhero kids. They are absolutely adorable. There are little boy superhero's and little girl superhero's. Here is the preview.

This is the preview for Mommy Made This' portion of this collab.
This portion of the kit is on sale for 50% off for this week, at Scraps-N-Pieces store located here:

This is the preview for Scraps-N-Pieces portion of the collab.
This portion of the kit is on sale for 50% off for this week, at Scraps-N-Pieces store located  here:

Here is the layout I made using this awesome kit and if you check back tomorrow, I will have a freebie here waiting for you. What's better than a freebie ~ Check back tomorrow and I will also have a link to where you can get the other CT members freebies made with this kit as well.

Have a wonderfully blessed day and remember to tell those you love what they mean to you.

It's been awhile ~ A Heart Broken


I know it's been awhile since I've blogged and for that I am truly sorry to the designers I CT for. May is coming up and it's the 2 year anniversary of my mom's passing. I had just gotten myself to the point where I can some what deal with that, then on March 31, 2012, my dad passed away as well. I am utterly heart broken, to say the least. This past few weeks has been VERY hard to deal with and I actually stopped scrapping to try to get through this trying time. After a few days, I was going stir crazy just sitting and had to do something to keep my mind going, so I started scrapping a little more. It helped some, but not completely. Even as an adult, who has seen family and friends pass away, I find myself asking, "Why does death of those you love, have to be so hard, but why does the death of a parent hurt like none other?"

My parents were together their entire married life, well except for the occasional trip my mom took for her clubs and groups she was in. At the time my mom passed my parents had been married for 54 years. They had a passion for life and as my uncle told me, "Sorry to hear about your dad, Chuck to me. He will be missed by all, even when you thought he was a mean dad, especially when you girls were picking on me! I can't tell you about all the good times we had, I'm sure you have heard about them many times. He and your mother were two of a kind, always looking at the bright side of life. They are together again, so all is well." They were strict parents but oh so wonderful ones too. They taught my sisters and I, right from wrong. They were there to guide us and help us if we wanted it. They doted on all of their grandchildren and great grandchildren. They are together again, finally and happily dancing in Heaven. They aren't in any pain anymore and I understand that in my head. In my heart, I am hurting because I miss them both so much.

After my mom passed, my dad really lived by his marriage vows, "in sickness and in health". He took care of her each and every day with pure love in his heart." During the times that I was at "home" visiting, all I saw was his loving, caring and compassion towards my mom. He doted on her, called her beautiful, held her hand and just totally poured out all his love towards her. This became even more clear and evident just before my mom passed. In my opinion, he made it his life's mission to tell her how much he loved her. It was just so very romantic. During the time my mom became more ill, I remember that she had fallen and my dad had tried to help her up. He ended up fracturing a vertebrae in his back and ended up having surgery to repair this. After this, one of my sisters started helping my parents as their caregiver so they could both stay in their home and together. I may not have agreed with the way she handled some things, but am so grateful to her for taking care of them both.

The bottom line is, I love my parents so very much and I was blessed and honored to be their daughter. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of them and most days, I do take some "down" time to talk to them both. What really helps though is my belief in butterfly's. I believe that after your loved one passes butterfly's butterfly's come to you to show you that they are o.k. and have made it home to heaven. I also believe that they come to those who are having a hard time with their death. Well, I have seen so many butterfly's this year, unlike any other. Here is a story of what happened a few days after my dad passed. I was outside with my kids while they were playing. A single butterfly landed near them. My kids, who are 4 and 5, went up to the butterfly and was looking at it. Instead of the butterfly flying off, it "played" with them. The kids then came back over towards me and the butterfly followed them and just landed between them. It just stayed there as they were trying to pick it up. I saw this and went over to them and was actually able to pick up this butterfly. It even allowed me to put it in my kids' hand and they got to hold it for a few seconds. It was such a peaceful moment for me. I knew it was my dad coming back to watch over us and to make sure we were o.k. Since that day, we've had many many butterfly's all around us. I was even able to hold another one about a week ago. The most calming and peaceful feeling came over me. I then started seeing 2 butterfly's chasing each other and knew in that moment, that my mom and dad were now here with me.

As I close this blog post, I'd like to ask you to do something. Please, Please, Please tell your loved ones what they mean to you every day because you never know when they won't physically be there anymore. With every conversation I had with my parents and before I hung up, I would tell them each and every time that I loved them. It does make a difference to everyone.

My parents on their wedding day ~ June 1, 1956

My parents on their 50th Wedding Anniversary May 2006

My parents shortly before my mom passed.

 I LOVE YOU DAD AND MOM and rest in eternal happiness together.

God Bless and much love to all.

April 5, 2012

Froggie Bath and a Freebie

Good Morning.

I am sorry I am late posting this. It has been a very upsetting week for me and this morning when I woke up to get our little girl off to school, my vertigo kicked in and I had to go right back to bed. I hope everyone is having a good week.

Today I would love to share with you a new kit by KatyBug Scraps. It's called Froggie Bath. This is an adorable kit full of gorgeous papers and elements. There are so many different ways to make layouts with this one. I just love the colors of it as well. Here, don't take my word for it, just look for yourself. You can pick up this gorgeous kit at KatyBug Scraps Store,  Just click the link and it will take you there. Also Katy is having a awesome sale at her store Today (Thurs 3-5) and Tomorrow (Friday 3-6) Don't miss this sale as you can save 64% on the Froggie Bath Bundle. It is selling for just $4.00 during her sale. You get the kit, Froggie Bath Quick Pages and Froggie Bath Titles. Oh and also, This kit has 42 Papers, 87 Elements, and 1 Alpha. Plus as a special Bonus I have also included 40 Bonus Basics recolored to give you additional choices in your layouts. These bonus basics are included in a separate folder for easier viewing of the main kit. This is an awesome deal for this price.

Here are some layouts I made using this kit ~

See what I mean about the colors? So bright and cheery. I am going to attempt the html code for this kit and it should give you a slide show of other Creative Team Members' layouts as well. Wish me luck.

And last but not least, here is a freebie I made with this kit. It is a cluster frame for you. I hope you enjoy. Once you gather your freebie from me, please head over to KatyBug Scraps' blog here: KatyBug Scraps and you can pick up more freebies from Katy's other CT Members using this kit as well.

UPDATE (4-7-12) I am so very sorry if you tried to download the freebie. I guess I forgot to add the link. You can download my freebie HERE

Please remember to tell those you love how you feel about them. Have a blessed day.