Friday, August 31, 2007

HUGE...and I mean HUGE SALE going on at JFTSOI
Just For The Scrap Of It
They have barely opened their doors and are already offering an INSANE 50% off sale...HOLY MOLY
Not only THAT but they have STOCKED the store, so all the NEW products are 50% off too.
I am heading over there as soon as it starts to STOCK UP!!!!
What are you waiting for?
Get Over there
Peek - A - Boo
Peek - A - BooLO Created by Me (HSDesigns)
August 2007
CT Member for Just For The Scrap Of It

Kit used - Messy Mini Kit by Traci of Wolf's Angel Graphics
Available at Just For The Scrap Of It
Big Red Alpha by Digital Pinay
Font Used - Kirby

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

I have been SO BUSY.

I finished my secong August LO for the Just For The Scrap Of It creative team.
This time I used Brandi's "Beach Bum" kit. This kit is SO FUN, and adorable, and I just LOVE it.

You can pick up her kit HERE at Just For The Scrap of It.

Here is my LO, I also combined it with Sketch Challenge # 48 at the DigiChick.
What do you think?

I do have more freebies in the doodle series coming soon, I just need to package them up and make a few more. Check back next week for the Frames.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

I was on the computer for SEVERAL hours last night trying to finish my LO for week 3 of the DNTS challange.
I had to come up withj a LO using five different picture, and the theme is "television" base your life on a tv show.
Boy this is definitely challenging when your computer runs SO SLOW.

Anyhoo - I don't love it, but here it is.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

I have made my very first CREATIVE TEAM.

I have been chosen to be one of 13 fabulous creative team members for
Just For The Scrap Of It
They are just starting up their site with a Forum, Store, Gallery, and Blog.

It is AWESOME. You should definitely go over and check it out.
There are so many wonderful ladies there already and it just opened.

For my Very first CT layout,
I used Babette's Retro Funk Collection.
This kit is SO FUN, and CUTE. It has SOOOO many wonderful goodies inside, I only used a small fraction of them on this LO.

Here is a preview of the kit. Isn't it DARLING.
I highly recommend it. The colors are AWESOME.

Pick up the "Retro Funk" kit HERE
for only $6.00

A Digital Mega-Mall?
Have I died and gone to heaven?

Mega-Byte Mall
A one stop for shopping all your favorite digital designers.

Click on the ad to go to the site.

I was cruising around and stumbled across this
little baby this morning,

and still have to look around.
What a GREAT concept.
Official Grand Opening is September 1st.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

This Blog is THRILLED

The response for my Doodle series has been so positive,
that I have just kept on

Here is part three of my Hand Drawn Messy Doodle Series.
Messy Doodle BORDERS....


PLEASE remember to leave the lonely blog some love if you would like to see the rest of the series....

Also I would LOVE to see a creation made with my designs, that would just make my whole YEAR. So, if you get around to using my doodles, please send me a link.

Monday, August 20, 2007

This Blog is SOOOO HAPPY!!!!
I think 16 comments is the MOST I have ever
It really made me feel special to see all your lovely comments, and all your encouragement.

I hope you all had a lovely weekend. My Family & Friends took a trip out to Parker, AZ to have some fun in the sun. We boated, floated, and just had a great time. I will update with some pics when I have some time to DL them.

To say thanks for all your support,
I have part two in my Messy Doodle Series, the ALPHA.

Please remember to leave this lonely blog some love if you do like this freebie, and if the blog is feeling the love, there just MAY be another freebie in the doodle series

Friday, August 17, 2007


This Blog is sad that it has no friends...
Won't you please be this blog's friend? lol
This blog will be on vacation for the weekend,
so we thought we would leave you with a little freebie.
The flowers and stems are all separate pieces so you can mix and match to your liking.
They come in white to color yourself, or there are a few pre-colored as well.
I hope you enjoy them.
If so, please leave a LITTLE love on my lonely blog....
tee heee.

Have a GREAT weekend.

Be sure to check back Monday for the matching alpha.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

WHEW...........What a LOAD OFF
I have been scrambling to finsh WEEK 2's layout for the DNTS challenge.
Digital's Next Top Scrapper
@ Peppermint Creative
I am leaving to to go out of town for the weekend tommorow and
was SWEATIN' it big time.
The Challenge this week was to complete the sentence
" I wish I was ____/Were____?
and then use ONE photo in three creatively cropped
WOW - This was HARD.
Anyhoo,m I am done, I hate it, but it it's
I hope I get back in time to vote on Sunday.

"I Wish"
LO Created by Me (HSdesigns)
August 2007
Week 2 DNTS Challenge
Digital's Next Top Scrapper

"I wish I was more confident...personally, artistically, etc...."

Credits :
Paper, Frame, and Flourish from MissMints Pop Rock Grafitti kit
Hand Stamped Alpha by Michelle Coleman of Little Dreamer Designs
Font used : Kayleigh

I am working a half day tomorrow then heading to Parker, AZ
to join hubby and some frinds for some fun in the sun,
and much needed R&R

I hope you all have a WONDERFUL weekend.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Hey Guys -
Remember those AWESOME Grab Bags I was telling you all about?
The ones over at Just For The Scrap Of It...

Well I created a LO with some of the goodies I found in there....
(There was a TON of stuff in those)

I am pretty proud of it personally.
I would LOVE to hear what you think?

If you like how it turned out, then head over there and
pick up Babette's August GrabBag for only

"Something Blue"
Layout created by me (HSDesigns)


Kit used : Heritage Collection
Babette of LBCreations
Found in her August Grab Bag @

Frame created by me (HSDesigns)
Journal Strips created by me (HSDesigns) using Babette's papers
from the Heritage Collection kit

Layout created in August, 2007
Edge Overlay unknown

43 FREE Quick Pages

Yes, you read that correctly - 43
Pillow Girl had her QP exchange,
where readers who participated were requested
to make a quick page using Pillow Girls creations.
In the end only the people who participated were to
receive EVERY quick page created for the exchange.

Well....She is GENEROUSLY offering them to the public HERE.

Here is the one I contributed.
I thought it came out pretty darn well for my very first QP ever.
Let me know what you think?

Hop on over and snatch 'em up, I don't know how long they will be available to the public.

Monday, August 13, 2007


My BEAUTIFUL friend Kelly has gifted me with a GC
to a new store she has found some WONDERFUL digi-goodies in.
She sent me $10.00 gift card to Funky Playground Designs
so I can go and get myself some Yummey Goodies....

Isn't that SWEET.
THANK YOU SO MUCH Kelly, You are good friend to me.

I am OFF to SHOP!!!!!

Saturday, August 11, 2007

I DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!

I am SO proud of myself....
I finished the LO from hell.
I completed my week 1 LO for the DNTS Challenge.

I am SO SO

It was a complete nightmare and took me the WHOLE week,
PSP kept freezing up, and THEN I got myself BANNED from Peppermint Creative because I could not for the life of me remember my stupid
I finally got it posted to the Peppermint Creative Gallery this morning.
Whew....What a load off.
I think it came out pretty good. What do you think?
I call it "Go to Sleep"

Week One DNTS Challenge



Main TAPE Frame - Miss Mints Ultimate Frames

Stitching on Star - unknown

All other Papers, Elements, and Alphas - Miss Mints Little BugKit

Journaling reads :

Dylan, You light up my life in every way. I have made alot of mistakes in raising you, but have tried my best ans learned so much along the way.I should have put you in your crib from the very beginning, but I just wanted to hold you close to my heart and gaze into your sweet face.One day you will be so independantand sleep in your Big Boy Bed all night long.You are trying so hard and that is what matters.

NOTE: I fixed the Your trying so hard to You are, but uploaded the unedited one. OOPS....

Thursday, August 9, 2007

HOLY Grab Bags People.......

WOW - All I can say is WOW.......

I am a little obsessed with grab bags, I have ALWAYS liked surprises, and BOY was I surprised when I opened the two grab bags I just purchased over at Just For The Scrap Of It.

HOLY COW - there is SOOOOO much packed into these two goodie bags, I don't know where to start. I am not going to cheat and tell you what's in them, but I will tell you it is worth WAY more than the measly two bucks they are charging.

I have bookmarked the site, and will definitely be shopping for more of their beautiful creations.

What are you waiting for? Go snatch 'em up.

Ok, off to work on a LO with my NEW goodies......

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

TWO Freebies in ONE Day!!!!

I made a paper pack that I think is fun.
It is called Funky, Funky X-Mas

Please leave a little comment on my blog if you DL.
I need your comments in order to know if I am doing any good or

Thanks and enjoy!

A Small Freebie

I made this little frame for a QP challenge over at Pillow Girl Scraps, and just thought I would share it.
I though maybe someone would want to use it.
It is plain and simple, and if you hate, let me
Grab it HERE

Monday, August 6, 2007

I DID IT!!!!! Sort of.....

Well, I have finished my Blog header challenge by Kelly.
I was over my time limit and just coule NOT get anyhing else going, so I decided I like it and it is done.
I hope she isn't TOO dissapointed in me....

Besides (YAY) - I needed all my time to start the DNTS Challenge that just started over at Peppermint Creative.
(Digital's Next Top Scrapper)
Kelly encouraged me to enter to broaden my scrapping capabilities.
There is no way I will win, but it will be fun, and helpful to get a layout done each week.
Not to mention that the designs in their SHOP rock!!!
I had a great time shopping today and coming up with ideas for the first weeks challenge. I'll be sure to post my layout as soon as I am done.

First things first, I MUST finish the QP exchange challenge I started for Pillow Girl Scraps.
She had soooo many fun freebies to choose from, and I am on my way. I have to get that done this week too.
I can't WAIT to see the QP's everyone has come up.

Can you say Whirlwind? lol

Thursday, August 2, 2007


Hosed, originally uploaded by Stokes Family Photography.

Here's a shot of Dylan playing withthe hose.