Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Add On Freebie

Since you liked my Alpha so much - here is a frame to match.
Thanks for all your sweet comments....

44 things Kids should do before they turn 8

I found this today in my email newsletter from
I thought it was fun and decided to share the list.....

44 Things Every Kid Should Do Before Turning 8

By Chris Erikson

We rounded up a bunch of talented, witty, and cool people to share the greatest moments of childhood.

Billionaire Donald Trump

1. Learn to manage your allowance, and think of the best ways to use it.

First Lady of California Maria Shriver

2. Run in the sprinklers. And make sure at least one of your parents runs with you.

Music Man Dan Zanes

3. Take part in a march for peace. Or something else you believe in. I recommend making a colorful sign to march with.

4. Ride a roller coaster.

5. Play tag in the rain.

Wildlife Expert Jeff Corwin

6. Watch tadpoles hatch into frogs.

7. Catch and eat your own fish.

8. Learn a bit about astronomy and observe the stars.

Star of Stage, Screen, and Page John Lithgow

9. Go to one -- or more -- major-league ball games.

10. Read at least one chapter book from start to finish.

11. Suffer a major disappointment and learn to live with it.

Super Scientist Vicki Cobb

12. Experiment to find out how many different ways you can squirt water out of your mouth.

Hip Teen Oliver Saks

13. Learn how to ride a bike. I'm talking a two-wheeler without training wheels and extra points for gears.

14. Travel to the moon. Nothing is impossible before you're 8.

15. Get exactly the haircut you want -- not the one your parents want.

Critter Creator Sandra Boynton

16. Make a yarn pom-pom. It's very zen and very soothing.

17. earnLay igPay atinLay.

18. Make up a recipe, cook it, and name it. (Bad example: "Anchovy Peanut Butter Surprise.")

19. Write a song, then sing it for three people and one animal. It could be a stuffed animal. But they tend to be more critical than live ones are.

Copyright 2007. Reprinted with permission from the March 2007 issue of Parents magazine.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Saturday, April 12, 2008


LOOOOOK at these cutie LITTLE BOY BLUE papers from Amanda Carlson Designs....

Please go to her blog by clicking on the preview below and be SURE to leave her some love for this awesome freebie.

Friday, April 11, 2008


The lovely and talented Misty Cato has a FABULOUS Photoshop tutorial on her blog....

Blending Made Easy

Even though I use PSP - I may be able to figure this
Be sure to leave Misty some Love!



Check out this CUTE Freebie kit designed by Missy Misfits Scrapz...
Please be sure to leave her some love when you download.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

I have joined ranks to work on a
Mega Freebie Colab Kit blog train
with some aspiring designers.

This kit is featuring some LOVELY spring/summer
colors and it should be a lot of fun!

If your interested in joining up -
please email me so I can link you up with my yahoo group.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

I made a new layout this morning for my hubby....
I call it Special Dad
Special Dad
Layout by ME (HSDesigns)
April 6th, 2008

Kit Used – Snazzy Boy by Mandy Mystiques
Template 125 by Neverland Scraps
Word Art by Elegant WordArt

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Freebie Kit : Strawberry Spring

Here is a new kit I made called
I hope you enjoy it and I would LOOOOOVE to see anything you make.
Please leave a little comment if you like it - it keeps me motivated to create.
Have a GREAT weekend!!!!!!!
Click HERE to download -
and please don't forget to leave some love....
And here is an Easter Layout I made using the kit....
I used this GREAT template that did not include the name on the file, so if anyone knows who it belongs to I would love to credit them. Thanks...

Thursday, April 3, 2008


Love, originally uploaded by Stokes Family Photography.

I am in BIG trouble with this little Casanova.
As my BFF Karyn said "we will seriously have to watch these two in like ten years"


I am putting the finishing touches on a brand new FREEBIE kit that I have named "Strawberry Wine"....Here is a sneak peek at the color palette - be sure to check back soon....
I have to make a preview and I HATE making previews.
I am terrible at

Have a great day!


One day closer to FRIDAY!!!!!!!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Wrong on so many levels.....

This is SO


A New Color Scheme

I made a Pac-Man color scheme, my Son is VERY into pac-man right now,

so I thought you all could use this to design, or scrap, whatever.
I would love to see anything you make with it.



Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Color Scheme For You

Today I have a color scheme I created that you can use to create digital scrapbooking kits, use as inspiration for layouts, to decorate your children's rooms, and tons of other crafty ideas that I am sure all you talented ladies will come up with.



Eva Kipler offered up this GREAT Freebie desktop -
and it is JUST TOO CUTE!

Using her Puddles Of Sunshine Kit!
Here is what I did with it!

I love her designs and her Blog is one I visit daily.
Thanks Eva for your generosity!!!


If you like it - you can pick one up here.....
April is Autism Awareness Month.

The Digital Scrapbooking Community has come together to help raise money for all that suffer from Autism. The collaboration was a result of 39 designers each contributing to create this gorgeous and custom digital scrapbooking kit! The kit includes over 300 pieces of
backgrounds, elements, ribbons, bows, flowers and more! Included is also some beautiful word art & poetry about autism.

This beautiful kit is a free gift to anyone that makes a donation. Your donation money goes directly to Autism Speaks TM.
Once your contribution is complete, simply forward a copy of your receipt to Tammy Albright at and she will send you the links to download this gorgeous collection!


Make your donation here:

Snag this blinkie to help show your support.