Tuesday, November 10, 2009

A note from Beth

Hi everyone,
It's been a while and I'm very sorry for that.
Real life has a way of flipping your world upside down sometimes and all you can do is hold on and hope eventually everything will be ok again.
The past few months have been crazy to say the least.
Due to circumstances beyond our control we've had to move out of our home to do renovations.
We've lost almost everything and have to start pretty much from scratch again.
We are living in an RV at the moment so I have no computer access.
We're hoping to be back in our home by Thanksgiving but to be honest the way things have been going it's not looking too good. Everything that can go wrong has.
My hubby has been very sick and has missed alot of work because of it.
My hrs were also cut when the city deleted my route.
Thankfully my boss created a new route for me but it's less hrs.
I'm just thankful to still have a job when so many weren't as lucky.
I guess taking only 5 days off in 13 yrs helped to keep me working.
I just keep telling myself God doesn't close a door without opening a window and that this too shall pass. It's hard sometimes but we'll get through this.
I'm not giving up my hope or faith. Everything happens for a reason and God never gives you more than you can handle. (but boy is he pushing it this time! lol)

Thanks Auds for posting my message. (((Auds)))
We will have a huge kit for you soon as I can get back.
I miss you all more than I can say and will be back as soon as I can.
Ya'll can't get rid of me that easily! lol

Thanks for understanding and not giving up on me.
It means alot.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Message from Beth

Hey there everyone,

This is Auds, Beth's best friend and co creator. I just wanted to let you all know that she hasnt abandoned you at all. She is doing some house repairs and is without internet at the moment. She askes that you please be patient and understanding with her and promises she has a goodie in store for you when she returns. ( We have been making a kit together )

hugs, Auds

Friday, July 24, 2009

When it rains it pours!

The good news is my dsl is up and running! Whoohoo!!!! Finally!

The bad news is... I decided while waiting for my dsl line to get fixed to upgrade my memory and other stuff so it would be easier to do full size kits. My computer would be soooo slow and sometimes even freeze. Perfect time to tweak the old girl and give her some spark right?

Um, wrong...

I unplugged her took her to the Computer Guyz and when they plugged her in ... nothing, nada, zip. She wouldn't even make the pretty light on the keyboard light up never mind the monitor! 10 minutes before I was playing a game on her and now she was dead! WTF!!??!!!

They said there was nothing they could do but rebuild her from scratch at the cost of an arm and a leg. No thanks. I could NOT believe this! First the dsl now the computer!?! I give up!
Enter hubby with his heart of gold (ok.... he did have a method to his madness... he wanted to keep his sanity which he KNEW he would lose if I didn't get another computer SOON.
We'd been down this road before a few yrs ago and lets just say it wasn't pretty lol)
We decided to go to RAC and see what they had for used computers.
If you hit it just right you can get an almost brand new computer at a great price.
It's a good option if your watching your budget. We all are these days.
So we got me a brand new tower that someone had rented for less than a month.
All I had to do was bring it home do a factory restore and I was good to go right?
Wrong =c(
We tried and tried and nothing would get Windows to reload.
So on Monday back we went and they tried and their computer expert said the hard drive was no good. Something about partitions etc. Figures. When it rains it pours.
"Not to worry ma'am, we'll send it back to HP and have a new one put in and you'll be up and running in no time. It should only take about a week or two."
OMG! 2 weeks with no computer!?! My poor hubby!
So here I am still on my friend's computer but patiently waiting to get my newer, bigger, faster baby back. I'm not sure how I'm going to like Vista but I'm gonna give it a shot.
I'm upset I lost my Incredimail with everything I had saved in folders. My ftp, email addys, all my stats and a few new tuts I had been working on.
Luckily I had almost all my PSP stuff on my external and what I didn't have on there I've been told they may be able to transfer from my old hard drive to the new computer.
::fingers crossed::
My apologies to the stores I have things in.
This definitely wasn't in my plan but nothing I can really do until I get my computer back from HP. I fully understand if you want to end our contract as I haven't been able to uphold my end with no computer. I'm sorry. I feel so bad but I understand business is business.
So that's my update on where things are.
Thankfully I've been working alot so I haven't been staring at an empty desk.
Everything happens for a reason.
I miss you all and hope to be back as soon as I can.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

All Aboard!!! The Whisper in the Wind Blog Train is rolling!

All Abooooooard!!! The Whispers in the Wind Blog Train is rolling!!!!!

Here's my contribution, just click on the preview to snag it!

I'm so sorry this is being posted late.
I had emailed the link to a couple of friends asking one of them to post this for me but I guess for some reason they didn't get it.
We were having a bad storm when I sent it so thats probably why.
I'm still not online yet and I'm using a friend's computer to get this up.
I hope to be able to get online sometime this week but who knows.
::fingers crossed::
It all depends when they finally get here to fix my dsl line outside.
I'm going nuts without internet. You don't realize until you don't have it. lol

Here are the other stops to pick up some beautiful kits!
These ladies have made you some incredible things.
Don't forget to leave them some love!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Just a quick hello and update

I'm on my daughter's computer and just wanted to say hi and let you know I am still without internet at the moment. My son came by and did some yard work for me and while cutting down some vines on the side of our house the dsl wire was accidently cut also. Now I just have to wait for them to get it fixed. I'm on their list. I guess those storms we had last week made a mess of things too because they told me they are backed up.
Until then I'm on special notice on most of my mail so I don't bounce.
I'm really sorry I can't do much right now.
I have finished my Whisper Blog Train kit and hopefully one of my friends will post it on here for me if I can't.
I'll be back online as soon as I can... trust me I'm driving them all nuts lol
My husband is threatening to try and fix it himself if they don't hurry up.
Thanks for understanding, miss you all!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Starving Artist Bowler Kit Add-On Freebie!

Here's an Freebie Tagger Add-On to my Starving Artist Bowling Scrap Kit.
It has 4 papers 800 x 800, 2 Alphas - one Glass, one Glitter, a bow, keychain, pretty daisy, and a ladybug all in purple to match my kit. Created in 300 dpi saved in png/jpg format.
Items have been resized for preview. No drop shadow on items.
The book they are on is one of the frames from my kit in stores.
Stop by and check out all the awesome kits in this huge collab!
Just click on the preview to snag it.
Don't forget to leave some love =c)

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Starving Artist Collab... Get ready it's coming soon!


This will be the collab of the year!
So many incredibly talented Designers all coming together to make history!
There is something for everyone. You just have to check it out!
The link for the SAC blog is over in my Special Notices and Sales.
Just click on the logo to get there.
Here's a sneak preview of my kit available July 1st.
There are 12 colors in the palette and I've done almost everything in each of those 12 colors. All papers, almost all elements X 12!
With so many kits available you can mix and match to your hearts content!
I'll be also putting up a freebie to go with it so check back soon!
Have a great week!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Father's Day Freebie

Wow things have sure been crazy around here.
School is finally out for the summer!!! Whoohoo!!!
The kids on my bus have been bouncing off the walls the past two weeks.
(think sugar rush the day after Hallween) I NEED this vacation!

I haven't had much chance to do much but I made an add on to my
Fathers Day Kit in the stores. I hope you like it.
It's full size but can be easily resized down for Taggers.
Created in 300 dpi saved in png format.
Just click on the preview to snag it. Don't forget to leave some love!
It means so much to us all when we know you like what we do.
If you would like to check out the full kit click on one of the blinkies on the top right of the page.

Happy Father's Day to all the Dad's, Grampas, and Dad's to be!
I hope your day is full of love and laughter and not too many ties or bottles of Old Spice.
(My poor Dad must have had 10 bottles hidden in his closet when he passed. lol)
I love you Dad and miss you so much!
If you're lucky enough to have your Dad still with you, give him lots of love.
I wish I could.


Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Counting down the days!

As alot of you know I'm a school bus driver by day and psp addict by night lol
The end of the school year is creeping up on us and I've added 2 school bus related items into the stores. I made a school bus for my new blinkie and also some bus driver word art.
I love getting homemade stuff from the kids on my bus.
Thought I'd add them in case anyone else would like to do something special for their child's bus driver. Have a great day!
Previews have been resized to fit here
Much larger than shown.

Congratulations to all graduates and those getting promoted!
WTG!!! Great Job!!!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Another New Award!

Wow! 2 in one day!

I got this one from Cari http://aswtlyrecreation.blogspot.com/

Thanks Cari!

The award rules say choose blogs to pass it on to so I'm passing it on to
Congratulations Ladies!

New Award!

I got this great award from Lavendar at http://www.lavendarangel.blogspot.com/
Thanks so much Lavendar !!!

The "PREMIO DARDOS AWARD" acknowledges the value that every blogger shows in their effort to transmit cultural, ethical, literacy and personal values everyday.

Now The rules:

1. Accept the award, post it in your blog together with the name of person who granted the award and his or her blog link.

2. Pass the award to other blogs that are worthy of this acknowledgment.

Remember to contact them to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

Here's who I'm passing it on to:

Friday, May 15, 2009

New Blinkie

I've been looking at all the really nice blinkies everyone has.
So I decided to make myself a new one.
I drive a school bus so I threw one in there too.
Bus driver by day PSP addict by night. lol
Have a great weekend everyone!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

~*~My Mom~*~

Always an ear to listen...

Always a hand to hold...

Always a shoulder to cry on...

A heart made out of gold....

I love you Mom!

Happy Mother's Day!!!!

This is my Mom, she's 89 and she's my hero.

I am so lucky to still have her with me and I cherish every single day.

She loves unconditionally and is always there for me.

Happy Mother's Day everyone!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Designer Call Scraps N More Designs

4 Designer Spots are open, if you are interested please contact admin@scrapsnmoredesigns.com

Monday, May 4, 2009

I'm excited!

I'm really excited to have been chosen as a Featured Designer at Scraps n More Designs!
To celebrate all my things are 50% off!
Also don't forget to scroll down and snag my freebie from this weekend!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Happy Scrapbooking Day Freebie!

Happy Scrapbooking Day!!!
Here's a little freebie as thanks to all the wonderful people who visit my blog.
I hope you enjoy using them.
Each one is approx 600x600
CU and PU OK!

Just click on the preview to snag!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

I made a 4x6 quick page to put in a refrigerator magnet frame and thought I'd share it.
My grand daughter was always grabbing our cell phones to try and call my hubby.
My daughter got her a toy one to protect ours because when she wants to talk to Umpa she is a very determined little girl! lol
I used one of the papers from my Baby's 1st Easter kit.
There are many pretty spring colors and can be used for all kinds of layouts not just Easter.
You can find both the 4x6 quickpage( minus the bow & word art) and kit at Scraps N More Designs

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Easter Blog Train Rollin'!!!

Our Easter Blog Train is rollin down the track! All Aboard!!!

BE SURE TO CHECK THEM OUT, AND LEAVE SOME LOVE(please remember we are all in different time zones, so be sure to check back if something isn't there the 1st time you look)

Cari http://www.aswtlyrecreation.blogspot.com/
Opal http://opals1stcreations.blogspot.com/
Smurfy http://smurfyszoo-created.blogspot.com/
Auds http://audsdezinzlifeofasinglecreativemom.blogspot.com/
Beth http://www.dreamfiredesigns.blogspot.com/ <-- You are here
Kathy http://www.ndnmade.blogspot.com/
April http://www.divasdesignscustomscrapbooks.blogspot.com/
Aiya http://myjuicybits.blogspot.com/
Alet http://sashasheenacreations.blogspot.com/
Tori http://www.toristidbits.blogspot.com/
Von http://soaringhawksnest.blogspot.com/

Sorry I'm a little late getting this up but I hope you enjoy your trip and have fun!
I have this in both Full and Tagger Sizes.

Get Full size HERE & Tagger size HERE


This also matches my new Mega kit at Scraps N More Designs
My Easter cupcakes would make cute name tags for your Easter table too!
The kids will love them!


I wish you all a wonderful holiday!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

April 2 - Begins CRI Charity Event @ Scraps n More

We have some exciting news to tell you about and we hope that you will consider participating.
Starting April 2, 2009 Scraps n More Designs store will be offering a special collaboration scrap kit prepared by our store designers.
The kit is geared towards summertime and is called Hangin' at the Beach.
The kit will be offered at an extremely low price considering all the kit possibilities you can design using the portions from each designer.
When you purchase the Hangin' at the Beach kit you will also receive for free of charge an additional collaboration kit called Gothic Girls.

ALL PROCEEDS from the Hangin' at the Beach kit will be donated to charity.
That's right! No typo!
EVERY penny from the purchases of this great kit will go to the Cancer Research Institute.
To learn more about the Cancer Research Institute and what they do, please click HERE.

Here is a preview of the Hangin at the Beach Charity Event kit.

Please go to www.scrapsnmoredesigns.com to make your purchase and your donation will benefit a great cause in helping treat and fight cancer.
To read more - Visit our web site dedicated to the cause - Scraps n More Designs Charity Event.
Thank you!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

I'm sharing this award =c)

The Premio Dardos award acknowledges the values that every blogger shows in their effort to transmit cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values every day.

The rules are:

1) Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person that has granted the award and his or her blog link..

Thanks so much Cari for this special award

2) Pass the award to other 15 blogs that are worthy of this acknowledgment. Remember to contact each of them to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

I'm passing it on to .... ALL of You!!!!

This is for each one of you who visit my blog and for all the wonderful creators who have been sharing their talents with us all.

Thanks so much for all the freebies, kits, scripts, tips, hints, and inspiration.

So please take this award and pass it on. =c)



Freebie Mardi Gras Blog Train!

The Blog Train is leaving the station!!!

To punch your ticket and snag my goodies click HERE

Here are your destintions....

Thursday, February 19, 2009

You're welcome

You are most welcome for your suprise.
Check out your links sweetie.
hugs, Auds

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


I'm having one of those days... I went to add a new blinkie to my list of favs but I sneezed and clicked and they all disappeared. I'll get them all back up soon as I can.


Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Wow another award!

This award, which is Portuguese and translates to "that looks cool blog" was given to me from

Kathy of Ndn Made. Thanks so much! I'm half Portugese so this is cool!

I'm passing it on to:

Deb of Scrappin Cop,

Kirsty of Kirstys Scraps

Thanks Auds!

The “rules” of this award are that I must:-
1. Put the logo on your blog or post. (Right click on the logo and save to your own computer.)
2. Nominate at least 10 blogs which show great attitude and/or gratitude!
3. Link to your nominees within your post.
4. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
5. Share the love and link to this post with the person from whom you received your award.
I am giving this award to:
1. Auds
2. Cari
3. Lavada
4. Shelley
5. Smurfy
6. Kathy
7. Opal
8. Diane
9. Alet
10. Connie

Monday, February 16, 2009

Cari's Challenge Pt 2

Oops I forgot I was supposed to pass it on to 6 others... Lavada, King Frost, Guardian Angel, Alet, Diamond, Rockin Have fun!

Cari's Challenge

I had to go to the 6th folder in my photo file and pick the 6th picture and describe it. This is my daughter and I at my niece's wedding. She's gonna kill me lol

Saturday, January 31, 2009

New Freebie Blog Layout using Auds' New Springtime Scrap Kit!

I loved the colors of Auds' New Springtime Scrap Kit so I made a new Blog Layout.
Green is my favorite color so I had no choice. lol
If you'd like to snag it you can get it here.
TOU has directions to help you.
Have a great weekend everyone!

I've also included an Alpha in both .png and tube(each on own layer) format.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Mardi Gras Tut Released

My Mardi Gras Tut is now uploaded to Dreamfire Designs Tutorials.
(scroll down to see the preview)
You can find it on the Tag page.
Just click on the tag to get the .imf
I hope you enjoy making it as much as I enjoyed writing it.
Feel free to send me your creations and I'll display them here!
Have a great day!

Monday, January 26, 2009

4 New Freebie Valentine Masks

I was playing around and made 4 new masks tonight.
You can snag them here.

Friday, January 23, 2009

To show it a little better...

Just realized because my Blog has a dark bg some of the detail and the artist credit are not visible. Wanted to show they are there.

Another Freebie Blog Layout & Blank Tag!

Here's another blog layout I made with Cari's new tag tut Teddy Love.
I used Auds Redalicious Scrap Kit you can snag on her blog here.
The preview of the header is a blank tag in png format.
Feel free to snag it here.
To get the blog layout click here.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

New Freebie Blog Layout!

Here's a new Blog Layout I'm sharing.
I made the header using Cari's new tut Teddy Love in testing.
You can find it Here when released.
I used Shades of Pink Scrap Kit by Rockin's Ruckus Creations
and the awesome art by © Vanilla Gio.

Header is in png format.
Preview smaller than actual size.

Just click on the header to d/l the zip. TOU included.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

I got an award!

I'm so excited! I got an award from Auds at *Auds Dezinz*
Thanks so much hun, I really appreciate it!

Now I'm still new at this blog stuff but I think I'm supposed to pass it on to 5 others, so I've chosen the following 5 I've watched for a while.

Ali of Scrap Doodles by Lori
Rockin of

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Tag I made with Auds' New Tut

I made this with Auds' new Halo tut in testing.
Love it,so I made her a tag (even if she is a smartass lol)

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Another New Template

Made another template for V Day.
To snag it just click on the preview.

Monday, January 12, 2009

New Tag Template Freebie!

I've been making tags for years and I LOVE templates.
I decided to start making my own and this is my first.
I also made a tag with it to test it.
Just click on the template preview to d/l
I'd love to see what you do with it!
If I can I'll even post it for others to see too.
Have a great day!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Preview of my new tut

Here's a preview of my new tut. =c)

It's getting there.... lol

Well it's finally starting to look like a blog now (thanks Auds!!! you're the best ). I'll get the hang of it eventually. In the next few days I'll be adding some freebie Blog layouts for you to snag. I made them from one of Auds' new tuts in testing (like the one I made for here). I also have a new tut in testing for Mardi Gras. You'll be able to get it at Dreamfire Designs Tutorials soon. A couple more are waiting for me to write up and get tested. So much I want to do not enough hours in the day! We're expecting snow today and I have a few things I have to get done before it comes. Hopefully I'll add a few more things before the end of the day. =c)

Friday, January 2, 2009

I finally did it!

Happy New Year everyone!!!

I finally have my own blog! What a way to start off the new year. =c)

Seems like everyone has such fun with them I figured I'd do one too.

Please be patient with me while I get the hang of this.

I know it's very plain right now but hopefully it'll look different soon.

Thanks for visiting