Hello and another FREEBIE!

Good morning!
OMGosh, it has been a while, hasn't it?  LOL
I have been so busy, mostly with my hubby and his illness.  As we have recently found out, this whole illness was NOT due to his heart, but due to his THYROID!  Let me tell you, your thyroid controls YOU!  Yes it does!  It was what caused my hubby's heart to have the AFIBS and to loose unexplained weight loss, loss of appetite, weakness, tired all the time, etc.  He even had bad headaches we thought were completely due to sinus and he had stopped smoking, we thought the headaches were due to that too...and maybe it was.
Anyway, we have seen an ENT (Ears-Nose-Throat) specialist and hopefully he will begin to get better.  I sure hope so.  He has lost over 15 lbs in the past 3-4 weeks!  He's almost lost all of his muscles...he is so weak...please keep him in your prayers.  It can't hurt. :-)

Also, I have been busy getting ready for the OCTOBER HFD at Crafty Scraps Forum.

Can't show you yet...but YOU WILL NOT want to miss this one!  If you haven't had a chance to get over to the forum for the SEPTEMBER HFD...YOU ARE MISSING OUT!  The mega kit...is MEGA!
This is just a small preview of items in this kit, not all pieces are shown!  HFD26 mega kit
Go see for yourself!!  We were fortunate to have some really great designers to help out.  Thanks to these awesome ladies, it is a fantastic kit!  All you have to do is follow the "trail" to each of the CT's blogs to get the pieces required to make your own Layout...post the preview of your LO in the HFD section of the forum and you will get the LINK to download the HUGE mega kit!  It's that easy!  What are you waiting for? LOL  I hope to see you there!  Don't forget to say hello!  LOL

OH...and before I forget, I have started a Recipe Challenge at the Crafty Scraps Kitchen Forum, too.  Why don't you check it out and come join the fun with me?
OK... so I wasn't even thinking of doing my own thing, but Michelle asked me to since I am working on a Scrapbook Cookbook for myself anyway.  So we thought, why not let others get in on this fun project too!

Here's the basic of it... You come to the forum, scroll down to Crafty Scraps Kitchen (that would be my little spot in the forum...lol), then you will be directed to my 1st post!  When it opens, you will see my preview of the MINI-KIT I made just for you, so you too, can create a recipe LO!

Please read the Challenge rules before participating.  It's pretty simple. :-)  I promise. *hug*
After you make your LO, upload your preview [72ppi quality and 480ppi wide x 600ppi high] to PHOTOBUCKET or where ever you choose to host your previews.  Get the "HTML CODE" link to your image and come back to the FORUM to post your preview.  Send me YOUR FULL SIZE Layout to my address given in the forum...and at the end of each month (the 30 th) I'll share a link for you to grab all the Layouts that were shared.  Also, I will give you a BONUS for participating.  NOPE....not going tell you what it is...you'll have to participate to get it. :-)

OH!  And most of all...this is GREAT NEWS... CraftyScraps is having a 50% off sale until Sunday the October 7th...HURRY on over there...you won't want to miss this sale!
Click below to go there!

Also, I want to remind you, that SKC [scrap kit challenge] has ended for the FALLING IN LOVE  mega-kit, but you can still get the kit from each designer, if you haven't done that already.  Don't delay...as I don't know how long they will be available. :-)  We are now working on the OCTOBER challenge... come on over and play with us...this has got to be a FUN and exciting kit...I mean you can make it for Halloween, for Fall, for Thanksgiving...and all of the above!  Check out the colors we are using!  I LOVE IT!
Photo: ***PART 1*** to our new kit called "All Hallows' Eve"  (Halloween, October 31, world-wide) will be due the weekend of October 13-14. Part 1 is Papers...can't do without papers in a scrap kit! Papers can be whatever size you wish to make them...12x12, 8x8, 8.5x11, 8x10, 4x6, you choose. 

Please check our NOTES for links to make papers (and maybe some other things).
Note link: https://www.facebook.com/notes/scrap-kit-challenge-learn-create-and-share-digital-scrap-items/part-1-paper-links-to-learn-how-to-make-papers/10150872410051274

When you have completed your papers, post them to your blog to share. Come back here and post your blog link here. NOTE: the first image you post on your blog post will show up here, so keep that in mind when you post your kit on your blog, especially if you want your new preview to show up here. You can post your SKC items in a different post, but on the same day as other posts, then just use that link (the SKC link).
Can you even imagine the pieces you could design with this kit?  Come on over and join in the fun!  I hope to see you there... Part 1 is due in a couple of weeks...so hurry! *hug*

One last reminder...Maurine is hosting another awesome RECIPE CARD CHALLENGE at Digital Scrapbooking Studio Forum  Just scroll down to the section called "the studio challenges" and in there you will choose the month [October 2012] and then the Recipe Challenge.  Tell Maurine that Candie sent you...lol
Here's a preview of the awesome kit we are using this month!
The theme is for Trick or Treat or Halloween/Fall recipes.

Isn't this a really cute kit?  I LOVE IT..Yep...going to do a recipe or two...my first choice will probably be Popcorn Balls...remember those?  My kids use to LOVE these!  You'll have to join in the fun to get these awesome recipes!  Come on over!  I hope to see you there!

And now, if you have gotten this far, you will be glad you did...as I am sharing something I made from my MINI-KIT you get for participating in the Crafty Scraps Kitchen Recipe Challenge.  Wow!  Say that 10 times fast!!! *wink*
It's called, you guessed it... Fall-Thanksgiving!  I hope you like it and will decided to join me in making more recipe pages for OUR scrapbook cookbook!

Ok, so I now that I have written you a book!  Why don't you come and see us at some of these forums...and PLAY with us?  I seriously do hope you will.

ONE more thing before I go.  I am working on getting together a MEGA kit to put into different stores for sale for a CHARITY kit for Michelle at Crafty Scraps.  I will elaborate on that more when I am ready to post about it.  She is in seriously bad health and LONG STORY short, she is in need of a KIDNEY TRANSPLANT...if any designers are reading this, PLEASE, PLEASE contact me, if you would like to help.  I would appreciate it so much, and I KNOW Michelle would too.  May GOD BLESS you all who help out.  [MORE TO COME ON THIS TOPIC... :-)  I PROMISE!]

Take care, and I hope to see you again, soon.  May God Bless you all and Keep you Safe until then.
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PS...I didn't proof read...Please notify me if you find any errors or need a link fixed.  Thanks.  And thanks for understanding. :-)


A few more FREEBIES and some great news!

Wow, do I have some freebies for you!  If you like collecting QP's then you are in the right spot. :-)

Let me start off by reminding you that Crafty Scraps is having a bunch of Challenges going on in the forum...I am SURE you can find one or more to do!  You name it, they probably have it or something like it! LOL

I participate in helping to design the HFD kits, since I've been a CT for Crafty Scraps.  This is the Second HUGE MEGA kit that I have participated in, and let me tell you it is HUGE!

Here's how it works.  You will SNAG your 1st pieces from Crafty Scraps blog, then from there she will tell you where the next stop is to find more treasured pieces, and so on and so on....eventually, you will be directed back to me, and then I will send you to the next person, (I'll tell you that in a minute *wink*).
After you have collected all the pieces (I believe there are 14 this month!), then the Last stop will send you to the forum, where you can get the rules and what to do.  Basically, you just create one Layout using the pieces you find and then post at the Crafty Scraps forum and WAA-LAA, you are eligable for this HUGE MEGA kit!  It's that easy!

Here is the HFD FREEBIE

Be sure you don't miss out on this kit...and NOT ALL of the pieces of this kit are shown, it's that HUGE! 
I can't wait to see what you all make!  Hurry!  I'm excited to see what you make! :-)

OH!  While you are in the forum, be sure to keep checking the CT Freebie QP's.  I plan to start posting more of my QP's there, too. *wink

Before I move on, I also wanted to remind you that Michelle, of Crafty Scraps, has a HUGE selection of goodies in her store at Crafty Scraps Store.  The Prices are AWESOME, too!  Make sure you visit and see what all you can find...You will be glad you did!  You better make sure you have some time to spend shopping / browsing!  Seriously!! *wink*

Now...the next thing I wanted to share with you is also, in the Crafty Scrap Forum there is a challenge for a Bordom Buster Brag Book that I make a couple of pages for too.  You know what a Brag Book is, right?  One us mamaw's can carry in our purse and show off our little darlings anytime we find someone who will look! LOL  I know I do! LOL  These pages are 7-inches wide x 5-inches high, so convenient to carry in your car, purse, suit case, where ever you go so you can show people your family, or just have them with you. :-)  Here is a LO I made using my niece, Diana and some scenic photos from one of her vacations.  I just love this LO...Thanks Diana for all the lovely scenic photos you shared with me, too! *hug*

I made this page using the special kit by Crafty Scraps, just for the Sept. 2012 BB Chalenge 
Cute huh?  I love this one...I might have to re-do this in an 8x10 so I can include it in my album...or I just might use this 5x7 and work around it. :-)

I also made a 2nd one for this BB8-Brag Book Challenge... I didn't make a LO this time, just the QP, here's the preview
I really like this one!  Can you believe it...they are made from the same KIT!  You will definitely have to go to that challenge and see if you can make a page or 2 too!  And I you will get all of these BB8-bb pages if you do.  Be sure you go read and find out more for yourselves. :-)

There is one more thing I want to show you before I leave the NEWS area...lol
I used elements from the HFD26 Challenge kit and made this awesome QP!
Isn't this a cute page?!!!  I love this kit...so if you want to design your're own QP or LO, too, get on over to Crafty Scraps Forum and get to BLOG HOPPING to find the HIDDEN pieces you need to make your own LO/QP for the challenge.  Then POST it in the forum and you, too, will be able to make pages like this one!  OH!  You say you would like this QP?  Well, guess what?  If you CLICK on the preview, it will take you to the download page!  How cool is that?  LOL :-)  Don't forget to leave some love, let me know I am appreciated. *wink*

Now for the last and really good news... I applied with a designer to be a Script Tester for her.  At this time she doesn't have anything available.  And that's ok...I can wait! LOL  She did add me to her BACK-UP list, meaning if she needs a back-up person to test for her, I would be one of those.  YES!  I was so thrilled to hear that!  I am excited to get to be a tester for her one day, her work is AWESOME!  Who, you ask?  First, let me show you what I am talking about.  I used one of her FREEBIE kits to make a LO for my brother's 50th Wedding Anniversary album. See what you think about her art work.  ***hang on, I'll tell you in a second...geeese...lol**  The kit used is called A ROYAL WEDDING
Isn't this artwork awesome?   Here's a preview of the kit I used...(pssst, it's part of a BLOG train, you can still SNAG it!  Go get it!  LOL)

I LOVE this kit and it was perfect for the colors I needed.  The little Bride and Groom, that are sitting on the CAKE in my LO above,  you can purchase the SCRIPT and I think the Template, too, in one of  the stores Pink sells at.  Be sure to check her blog out to get more info on that.  The list is on the right side of her blog.
OK...I give...by now, I am sure you guessed who the new Designer is.   I want to be a TESTER of her scripts, yes,  it is Pinks Poetic Scraps and you really, really should go visit her blog and don't forget to stop by her stores too!!  They are AWESOME!!  Tell her Candie sent y'a. LOL

If you like my LO page and would like the matching QP, I have permission from Pinks Poetic Scraps to share it with you! It is for your own PERSONAL use, only.  As is everything I share here, unless otherwise stated. :-)  I do not design everything I use in my shares, and all of the TOU's are different, so the safest way for me,  is to keep it on a PERSONAL USE level.  I hope you understand. *hug*

Here's the preview of the QP I made from my LO.

Don't forget, leave me some "love" when you download. *wink*  That let's me know if you like it or not.   And tells me if I should keep sharing or not. *wink*

The next QP I would like to share with you is called HOT COCOA TIME, this kit was created by Crafty Scrap's own Michelle.  Here's the preview of this cute kit.  
Here's a LO I made using this kit...

If you would like the matching QP, just click on the QP's preview for the link.

I would love to see what you do with this one, I KNOW Crafty Scraps' Michelle would too!  Please feel free to share any LO's you might make using any of these QP's.  We really would like to see them. *hug*

The next one I have for you Is called "Gingers", these are individual embies not a kit.  I just picked from here and there and threw this one together.  I made a LO of this one for my Recipe Cookbook [remember, I'm working on one?]. LOL  Here's a preview of my recipe page.

And here's a preview of the QP I made from this LO 
If you would like this QP, just click on the preview below. :-)

Ok, I think that is all I have at this time.  Be sure you come back and visit me again real soon.  I'm trying to get some more pages for the 50th Wedding Anniversary Album finished as well as working on my Scrapbook Cookbook too.  Take care, and I do hope you have LOTS of fun shopping at Crafty Scraps and Pinks Poetic Scraps.  OH...and don't forget there is a challenge (Mega Scrap Kit) going on over at Scrap Kit Challenge.  It's now at Facebook and you can see all the designers who participated and snag their portions of this kit.  Here's a preview of my part as a reminder...Look in my last couple of post for more details if you want and for the downloads for my part. *wink*
Does this ring a bell now?  LOL  Get on over there and get to snagging!  Make a LO or QP or two and share with us at the Facebook site.  We would LOVE to see them!

Take care...and as I said drop back soon to see me again.  Thank you for coming.  Maybe God Bless you and Keep you Safe till next time. *hugz*

PS...I think I pre-posted this by accident, if it did, I'm sorry, I hit POST instead of LINK...lol  Sorry.  My bad! LOL