Wednesday, December 29, 2010

$1.00 Sale Exclusively at Scrap It Sassy

Scrap It Sassy is starting the New Year right! The designers are having a fantastic one day $1.00 sale. Grab a cup of coffee on Jan. 1, 2011 and shop to your heart's delight at Scrap It Sassy.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Kit: A Sparkling New Year tagger size

Lady Noelle - Kit A Sparkling New Year
Contents in PNG format:
(not all items shown in preview)

1 alpha - uppercase, lowercase, numbers & punctuation
3 balloons
1 border
6 bows
1 champagne bottle
1 champagne glass
3 charms with glitter
1 clock dial
1 doodle
1 fence
6 flowers
8 frames
1 gem bracelet
2 journaling mats
1 key
1 lamp light
3 leaves
1 lipstick
1 lock
1 locket (animated & still versions)
1 mirror ball
12 papers
1 party mask
3 perfume bottles
1 poser
2 ribbons
1 shoe
1 star sparkle
2 stickpins
2 streamers
2 tags
1 tiara
1 top hat
8 wordart

Kit: A Sparkling New Year tagger size (detail)

Lady Noelle - Kit A Sparkling New Year  animation

Kit: A Sparkling New Year tagger size (frame)

Lady Noelle - Frame A Sparkling New Year
A Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, my darlings. You may download this freebie frame HERE

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Kit: Now Voyager tagger size

Kit: Now Voyager
Contents in PNG format:
(not all items shown in preview)

1 binoculars
2 books
4 bows
2 cameras
1 clock dial
1 coffee
1 compass
8 flowers
6 frames
2 hats
1 ivy
3 journaling mats
1 key
2 luggage
10 papers
1 pen
1 pocket watch
2 sunglasses
3 tags
7 wordart
1 world globe

Alpha: Now Voyager tagger size

Alpha: Now Voyager
Contents in PNG format:

1 alpha - uppercase, lowercase, punctuation & numbers

Monday, November 29, 2010

50% Off Sale

Check out my stores starting December 1st for this great sale!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Kit: Merry Christmas Darling tagger size

Kit - Merry Christmas Darling
Contents in PNG format:
(not all items shown in preview)

10 bows
6 candles
2 charms with glitter
5 Christmas ornaments
1 Christmas tree
2 clock dials
6 flowers
6 frames
5 gems
2 glass brads
2 hanging jewel curtains
2 hearts
2 journaling mats
1 mistletoe
10 papers
3 perfume bottles
2 posers
10 ribbons
4 snowflakes
4 snowflake doilies
2 stars
3 stardust
3 stickpins
8 tags
7 wordarts
2 wrapped gifts

Element: Gold & Silver Snowflakes tagger size

Element - Gold & Silver Snowflakes
Contents in PNG format:

32 metallic snowflakes

Element: Christmas Snowglobes tagger size

Element - Christmas Snowglobes
Contents in GIF & PNG formats:

2 snowglobes animated with falling snow
2 snowglobe still graphics

Sunday, November 14, 2010

December Build A Kit

Working with a wonderful color palette, the designers at Scrapping Your Memories are busy working on a Build A Kit. On sale for December, you may purchase each 5 piece item for $1.00 Select as many 5 piece items, as you create your own kit collection. Again, each 5 piece item is priced at only $1.00 Mix and match designers, to build a kit uniquely your own. Below, are four previews from my Build A Kit, that will be available in December.
2010 December Build A Kit Elements 1
2010 December Build A Kit Elements 2
2010 December Build A Kit Frames
2010 December Build A Kit Papers

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Recipe: Homemade Pizza

My husband brought home a Tuesday dinner was homemade pizza. Took 35 minutes from start to finish. Rather then drag out my bread making machine, I made Bethany Harty's recipe for pizza dough. It was easy, fast and delicious...using it exclusively now. I love Bethany's blog and WordArt. This is Bethany's Pizza Dough recipe, with my changes in the spices...of course, adjust to your taste:

Easy Pizza Dough
Recipe is doubled for two homemade pizzas.

2 pkgs active dry yeast
2 cups warm water
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons oil
5 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon oregano

Dissolve yeast in water with sugar. Set aside. In separate bowl, combine flour, salt, oregano (you choose how much you want) and garlic powder (ditto). Pour yeast mixture into flour mixture, and add oil. Mix and knead until a nice elastic-y ball. Split in half, and roll out onto a greased pizza pan. Spread on pizza or spaghetti sauce. Add cooked ground beef, pepperoni, green peppers, onions, diced tomates and mushrooms. Top with mild cheddar and American cheese. Bake at 425 degrees until done. Yeah, I 'm no good with timers. My pizzas in round pans, took just 28 minutes.
Homemade Pizza 1
Years ago, I purchased my professional round pizza pans and cutter from a restaurant food service equipment & supply store. Yes, they sell to the public. The quality and selection are simply the best.
Homemade Pizza 2

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Script: Jewel Curtain 02

Script: Jewel Curtain 02

2 Paint Shop Pro Scripts (gold & silver metal elements)
Script instructions

Script: Jewel Curtain 01

Script: Jewel Curtain 01

2 Paint Shop Pro Scripts (gold & silver metal elements)
Script instructions

Template: Word Frame Wedding

Template: Word Frame Wedding

Template: Word Frame Love

Template: Word Frame Love

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

My Life Is Blessed

For most of my life I've always had a cat. I recall my Princess, a pure black short-haired cat...her patience while balanced precariously in my arms. I was perhaps six, when she jumped upon my sister's long hair, dangling. My younger sister panicked, screaming for our mother...while I giggled, helplessly.

I spent my summers in Massachusetts, in the company of my 'playmates'...aunts who spoiled me with love. On Sunday, they would gather at my grandmother's house. Holding a jump rope for me, I would sing my favorite rhymes...jumping in and out, as did one of my aunts and a favorite great-aunt. They showered me with trips to beaches and amusement parks, many places over the years...but Sundays with them all together happily, I recall with fondness.

The year, I was ten or eleven, my aunt's cat had kittens and she promised me one. Well, when my parents arrived to take me home at the close of summer...the kitten was too young. My aunt armed me with a doll bottle and a shoe box lined with a small towel. Muffin was mine. My Dad replaced the bottle with an eye dropper. Later, Mom suggested another kitten to keep Muffin company, while I was in school.

Many years later when I married, my husband 'inherited' my two cats and I got his beautiful black lab. Of course, the cats ruled him.

Three years ago Muffin's (and my) little companion, died at age 23. It was a difficult time, for I missed her so. She was always so kitten-like, even as an adult. Muffin was getting older. Two summers ago, we allowed Muffin outside when we would sit at the patio set. We watched her bound...running and frolicking about the lawn, and commented that she was so active and happy to be out in the sunshine.

Last year I was in a minor car accident and was hospitalized for over a month. Michael's mother and her housekeeper/cook came out to stay with me. Michael and his father followed shortly after. Like anyone, I just wanted to get home. When my husband would visit...I asked if everyone was comfortable at the house, and of course about Muffin. He said she missed me, wasn't eating much of anything and was staying downstairs in the family room. She's wasn't doing well and was weak. I insisted upon going home. After the operation I would be in a wheelchair...6 to 8 weeks, no weightbearing on the foot.

I couldn't 'walk' downstairs, so my husband carried me into my office (where Muffin spent much time with me). I called her name repeatedly. He had said that she was weak. Finally, she actually climbed the stairs and walked slowly to me. Crying, I reached my hand down to her...she looked so frail. Two days later she died on my lap. My husband went jogging, I'm sure it was hard on him. When he returned, I was still stroking her and told him that she was gone. When he went to take her...I explained she might expel air from her lungs. My husband is a state trooper. I went to pieces. I was beside myself with grief. Muffin gifted me with her love and devotion for 25 years.

I wanted more more summer. He buried Muffin beneath a (summer blossoming) tree at the edge of our property. He knew I needed closure. My husband held me, talking to me.

I was very quiet, never crying near others staying at our house or friends visiting. Tears would come, but I held them at bay. Later, Michael told me that his mother thought I needed another cat. I couldn't fault her...they never had a pet in their family. I explained to my husband and later to Michael, that I never wanted another. It was too difficult for me. Those of you whom have lost a beloved pet understand.

Well, winter turns to spring...and finally to summer.

I arrived in Washington state, prior to Father's Day. I had got Michael's father a decanter of his favorite cognac and, was searching Michael's laptop for a couple of small antique crystal or EAPG tumblers. Michael's mother was intrigued. We shop together often, but loved the idea that one can purchase at other than bricks and mortar. I ended up buying him the same vintage glasses that I collect, Paden City's Spring Orchard pattern (I prefer the whiskey footed glassware for serving liqueurs, than the tall cordial glasses). I stayed for a few days...long enough to get Mom addicted to Ruby Lane. A friend collects primitive dolls. While searching online for a birthday gift, I entered 'primitive ragdolls'. I came across a picture of ragdoll kittens. Michael's mom mentioned I should get a kitten. I smiled back and shook my head with a soft 'no'. Never located a doll, so purchased a small crystal/glass lamp online...rewired it and included one of my Aerolux bird with flowers light bulbs.

Michael flew out to visit in late June. We were in Connecticut. A few hours after breakfast, he mentioned going for a drive. That's not like Michael. Michael's a detail oriented and exacting person who plans ahead. He's anything but spontaneous. If he said "I found a restaurant for dinner to try". That's more like him. I wondered aloud if I should change. I was wearing slacks and if he wanted to stop for lunch...seemed as though we had just eaten. I was fine, according to him.

I noticed when we entered Massachusetts. I was clueless where we were...just country roads. I wondered if he planned to dispose of my body in some little hilltown. Finally another long road and he stopped. I recall saying something "This isn't a road. This is a driveway. You can't park here." I wasn't dressed for hiking. He told me to relax. I just repeated "Michael, you can't park here". Finally, announced that he was buying me a kitten. I got scared and mumbled something. He opened my door and said if I wasn't ready, we would merely look. Thankfully it was very busy and I was distracted. I didn't notice until she held up two tiny kittens. Michael swore my mouth formed a circle and I said "Oh". I do remember reaching out. They were two weeks old. Michael assumed that wasn't a problem (no pet history). Later, Michael commented that they looked like two small white rats. They were simply precious. He said the kitten was to be an early birthday gift.

Here's Bella (Italian for beautiful) and she is a joy.
Bella 01
Click on the image above, to view larger picture

The Moments In Time cluster frame was created by Ellen at Raspberry Road Designs

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

PSP Script: Locket Oval Rounded tagger size

Script: Locket Oval Rounded

2 Paint Shop Pro Scripts (gold & silver metal elements)
Script instructions

PSP Script: Locket Oval Long tagger size

Script: Locket Oval Long

2 Paint Shop Pro Scripts (gold & silver metal elements)
Script instructions

Victorian Christmas Ornaments tagger size

Freebies: Victorian Xmas Ornaments
Created from my Christmas Ornament 01 Script, you may download this freebie HERE

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Kit: Beach Treasures tagger size

Kit: Beach Treasures
Contents in PNG format:
(not all items shown in preview)

1 alpha - uppercase, lowercase, numbers & punctuation
1 basket of shells
1 beach footprints picture board slats (with and without drop shadow)
1 beach treasures glass with sand and shells
1 bead strand
1 bead string
10 bottlecaps
8 bows
4 bow charm pins
4 buttons
2 charm double hearts
3 charms long
3 doodles
1 envelope with vellum paper
3 fans
1 fern
6 flowers
5 frames
1 hanging jewel curtain
1 hanging star curtain
3 journaling mats
1 kaleidoscope
1 magic wand
8 papers
1 perfume bottle
4 postage stamps
8 ribbons
2 star islands
4 stardust
8 tags
1 venetian lace white
4 wordart

Kit: Beach Treasures tagger size (add on)

Kit: Beach Treasures (add on)
You may download this freebie HERE

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


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