Welcome to my Creative Blog. I'm now a "Retired" file designer.

I hope you find inspiration and lots of creative ideas when you visit my blog. Smokey is my sweet lil cat who LOVES to get into my scrap room and play with all my stuff!

I only ask that you do not trace my pictures or files. All content of this blog is protected by myfreecopyright.

Thanks for stopping by
Sharon (and Smokey too!)

Friday, April 30, 2010

New Swap "Gift Tags" at VDBC

Hey every one, Our card swap was so great, every one was ready for another swap.  So Chris is hosting this one as well.

This one is for "Gift Tags"  Every one can use those.  Its really simple. You sign up for a category or more if you like.  You do 5 identical tags (and one extra for the host please)  and in return, you get one of yours and 4 others back.

So if you would like to join this swap.  Go to the forum and sign up. If your not a member yet, please register.  Oh and sign up for the newsletter that comes out tomorrow as well. 

Gift tag Swap!


Be watching for the new Grab bag tomorrow, the image at the top left will change. And will take you to the new grab bag.  Im telling you, You will love it!.

Thanks for stopping by!

Last Chance!

Hey everyone,

Just wanted to let you know, today is the last day to grab the April Grab bag, And yes, the free bonus file is still attached.   So if you havent bought it yet, You only have to day to do so.   And, If you already bought the bag before the bonus was posted.  You also get the file.  So check your order history and download it. By the end of today.

Also, If your not signed up for the store newletter.  You might want to run and sign up.   I posted a free file. For National Scrapbooking Day,  But you get it, you have to get the newsletter.  So go to the store home page and sign up.  Store News Letter!

Here is a peak at the free file im posting in the newsletter. That goes out tomorrow.

Besure to watch the top left of my blog tomorrow.  The new May Grab bag comes out tomorrow, and again, Im in this one, And there are some super cute files in it.  All my favorite things to do.  So if you read my blogs and know any thing about me.  That is a hint at whats to come tomorrow.   So stay tuned.

Thanks for stopping by.  Im off to deal with a major migraine again today.


Sunday, April 25, 2010

Bonus File UPDATE! Good News!

If you thought you were going to miss this bonus file this weekend.  Well, I have good news for you.

So many were up set they misssed the file.  We have decided to leave the file up till the end of the month so you still have a chance to get it.  But you better hurry, This grab bag is only available till April 30th. Go here to purchase if you already haven't.  April Grab bag!

Now for those that ALL READY PURCHASED the April Grab bag.  Guess what!.  You can now go back to your order history and down load the bonus file but again, its only up till the 30th so if you want it. You need to download it.

Chris has some directions on how to redownload from your order history.  Please go here.  Order History Download Instructions.

If you have any problems. Please let us know, and we will be happy to help but might not be till Tomorrow.

Hope you enjoy the bonus file.   And thanks every one for wanting the bonuse file.  Makes me so happy to know you all love my files. 

Enjoy your weekend, Off to clean.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Bonus File This Weekend!

Happy Friday Y'all,

If your having a hard time deciding if your ready to purchase the April Grab bag.  I think this will help you change your mind. 

As you know, this month is Recipes and Yummies.  Well, I finally got around to making a title for the front of my 3 ring binder cook book, I keep all my Recipe swaps in.  And at the last minute, I decided it needed a side binder title as well. 

So here is the deal.  If you purchase the April Grab bag starting today, Right now, up till Sunday midnight.  You will get the link to download this Recipe title for your cook books. 

Do you want to see what the file looks like.  Here it is.

This file has the title with 2 mats, A chefs hat that sits on the M, a cute scalloped apron, and a jar with utensils and a rolling pen.  Then you also get the side binder title with 2 mats as well.  

I used the large 3 inch White 3 ring binder with the plastic sleeve for mine, to keep all my recipe swaps in,  The page protectors are 8.5 x 11  so it fits great. 

Here is a finished picture of my titles I made with this file.  And let me tell you, I think I got over my fear of pattern paper.  I used a total of 4 on thise.  The yellow and green have very suttle flowers on it, so its a nice contrast. 

And here is the side binder title.

Hope you like them,  Again, Purchase the April Grab bag this weekend, Friday -Sunday,  and you get this bonus file included.  So hurry.  You only have a few days left this month to get this bag. So why not get it this weekend and get a bonus file.

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, April 15, 2010

April Grab bag Reveal!

Guess what!  Today is the April Grab bag Reveal!   So take a look at the files included below.  

And  Chris just told me, the price wont change until tomorrow. So you have one more day to jump on this sale.  

Im working on other recipes to add to store and also a File that contains 10 Recipe categories with title and images,  to complete your cook book.  So keep watching the store for those. 

Here are the files included in this grab bag.

Here are a few detailed images created with  these files so far for the "Show us your grab bag Challenge" Stop by to see the rest.  If you won this grab bag last month, or have purchased it this month.  Now is your chance to make some thing and post it for a chance to win next months Grab bag.

Thanks for Stopping by!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Weekly Challenge"Let the Cat out of the Bag"

Hey every one,  I posted the new challenge this morning.  Since we missed a few days, we are just going to start the "Show us your grab bag" challenge for next week a little early.   So you have a few more days to play.

So go check out the thread "Let the Cat out of the Bag"  and start posting your creations you made using the files in the April Grab bag.  Remember. Only the creations you made. Not the files.  Consider this a sneak peak before the Reveal. LOL!

One winner will be selected from those that submit a creation.  And your prize will be Next months Grab bag.  I have seen some of these and they are really cute.  A must have for sure.

Also, You have 2 more days to sign up for the "April Bingo" this month.  So get to it.  

And dont forget about the Newsletter, Hurry up and sign up, it comes out in 2 days.  And also, grab the April Grab bag before the reveal and the price goes up.   You can do both on the store "Home Page"

Now, for some thing not store related.  I updated my garden blog this morning with some pictures 2 weeks out.  Have a look if your in to gardening.  Its coming along nicely.    Camping and Gardening Blog

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

VDBC April Bingo & Grab Bags!

Have yall heard about the New Bingo Game over at Visual Designs by Chris Forum?  Well be sure to check it out.  This months these is flowers, and all the files will be as well.

                                     April Bingo Link

Read the description and submit your 15 words to the email address before it starts. You have till April 15th to enter. First word called on April 16th.

Also while your there.  Stop by and pick up your April Grab bag before the price goes up on the 15th.

                                      April Grab Bag 

Shh!  Here is a little hint:  Look at the store image above. It may hold some clues!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Happy 25th Anniversary!

25 years ago today on April 6th, 1985.  I married a wonderful man, I had only know a few months.

We met in  January 85' were engaged 3 weeks later and were married 3 months from the day we met.  Which was  1 1/2 weeks after I turned 18.  We couldn't stand to be away from each other from the start. And every one kept telling us it wouldn't last. 

The story of how we met.  I ran in to a old friend in the store.  We were catching up, since it had been a couple years. She said,"Do you have a boyfriend".  Me being only 17, Nope wasnt allowed to have one.  So she said, " I have the perfect guy for you".  Boy! If she only knew how right she was.

So she set up this blind date.  My first date.  And here I was getting ready, had my hair in curlers (yes we used those in the 80's) and was in my old run around the house cloths.  After all, I still had 3 hours till the date.  Well, I hear a knock on the door, Im thinking who could that be, I wasn't expecting any one, yet any way.  Well, to my surprise, I opend the door and see my friend standing there. She said, "Hi, this is your DATE"!  I panicked, said " What are you doing here, isn't our date at 8, She said, yes, but he couldnt wait to meet you, LOL! 

Oh man, I was so embarrased.  No make up, In my old shorts and tank top, and curlers in my hair.  I yelled, "Hang on a minute" Slammed the door, and ran though the house like a crazy woman, ripping curlers out of my hair, threw on my clothes, and put on some make up, opened the door, and Yep! He was still there. So that was a good sign, LOL!  And low and behold, I still had one curler in the back, so said, I would be right back, and went and took it out, and finished my make up.  And Life took off from there. 

Come to find out, My husband Robert, went to school with my older brother Robert, they had the same friends, and knew each other, and hung out with the same people.  And, I just happend to go to school with Roberts Sister, we had the same friends, and hung out together.  And this went on for years.  When ever we moved, they moved like 2-3 streets over.  But yet, Robert and I never met, not once, untill a mutual friend introduced up. 

We had planned to wait a year, but we couldnt stand being a part. So every week, we would move the date up a month, and before you know it, we were talking March, My aunt said, you cant get married till your 18.  So, we waited, 1 1/2 weeks after I turned 18 we got married. 

Here is a picture of us on our Wedding day April 6th, 1985

And here we are 25 years later at our Daughters Wedding just a few weeks ago. Man, what 25 years, lots of medical problems can do to. But still love each other as much as we did back then, if not more. 

Now we are at the point we always thought we would be.  To have our kids early so they would be grown by the time we are in our 40's.  And that is were we are now at.  And now will have to get used to taking vacations by our selves as the kids are grown.

We have planed our 25th anniversary, but not taking it till June. We always take our trips in June. for one, Spring break is over, and the hotel prices at the beach do down alot after Memorial day. Looking forward to the vacation.

Now, our daughter has been married for 4 weeks today, and the funny thing is, She and her husband are the same age we were when we met, Melissa went to school with Hectors sister for many years, and Hector went to school with Melissa brother.   The only difference, is, they waited 3 1/2 years, we waited 3 months. LOL!  I wish them as many happy years as we have had.  They just got a closing date on their first house, and will be moving in about 5 weeks, but thank goodness, they are moving only 2 miles away. 

My son (24) is still looking for the right girl, and hope he finds her soon. He is such a wonderful sweet person. And works hard, since he was 13.  To bad he cant find a hardworking independent (local) young girl.  I keep telling him, if he don't look so hard, one will show up. So we will see.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, April 2, 2010

New files in Store!

Wow, its been a busy month, Trying to get caught up and just when you think you are, that's only because you have for got to do some things.  So, here again, your still behind.  But I think I got a handle on it now. LOL!

I have also been busy working on getting some new files in store, I still have 16 to test cut, and not sure when I will get them done.  But for now. I will show you the ones I have test cut and loaded to store.

My Wonderful husband and I love to fish, so he asked me if I could make him some fish files and cut them out of viny to put on his truck.  I did make several and these are the paper piecings.  I have yet to cut the vinyl, I hope to this weekend.

                                    Redfish Title RM00052

                                     Snook Title RM00053

Here are some that were a special request from one of my customers.  Thank you Missy so much for your business.

                                    Bear Scene Vinyl RM00054

                                      Cougar Scene Vinyl RM00055

                                   Moose Scene Vinyl RM00056

You can click on the links above the pictures to take you to store.  Also,  Don't forget to grab the new April Grab bag, its only been out 2 days and the reviews are awesome.  And dont forget, Im one of this months Grab bag designers.  And!  Im also hosting this weeks Weekly Challenge.  So make sure you stop by and join in for a chance to win my Easter Layout file.

Thanks for stopping by!

Charmed Challenge at VDBC

Last week we had this awesome challenge at the VDBC.  I have been so busy I almost didn't make in time to post. Whoo! I finally got the chance to make this card and post it on the last day.

So here is the card I made. The challenge was to use a charm on our card , layout or project.  Well yall know me, So yep. I did a card. LOL!

I used a basket weave technique on the paper back ground. Then heat embosses with iridescent embossing powder, then a coat of clear embossing powder. It also helps to keep it together.

I used my file RM00051 "Easter Lily Card"    and matted on white cardstock, and used purple cardstock for the card.  I cut this file to fit this A2 Card.

And used a bunny charm on a jump ring.  Turns out , that is the only Easter related charm I had, So glad it all worked out, LOL

Here is a close up of the basket weave (I will have a tutorial and a free file for this in the next week)

And here is a close up of the little bunny charm that looks so cute on this card.

Also, Im hosting this weeks challenge at VDBC.  So if you want a chance to win one of my new files, be sure to enter.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

April Grab Bags are Here!

Happy April 1st.  Are you ready for the new April Grab Bag!.. It has some really cut file in there. 

And Im one of the designers for this month.  How awesome is that!.  I love being part of the grab bag. And all the excitement that goes along with it. Click the link below to take you to the grab bag in store. And as always, you can always find a fast link to the grab bag by clicking the image at the top left of my blog.

                                           April Grab bag 

Here it is... Get it early at $7.00!! A grocery bag full of goodies! A great mix and extra to add to your collection of cutter files. I can't imagine how you can be disappointed if you like recipes, like to eat, food, and more...
April's Theme is ...
Food, Recipes & Yummies
and more...
This months designers are..
Darcy Dawson, Digi Kitty, and  Sharon Mobley.
Packed with downloads!

Lots of potential!
There are no basic boring shapes in this set..
                       lots of layers and cuts in each file.
Three designers each month from the "More" Team
will collaborate in a different themed grab bag.
You can purchase this grab bag filled
with files for $7.00 until the 14th of the month.
This set will only be offered together for one month.
Retail value for individually
purchased files is $29.00 !!!!
On the 15th of the month, we will reveal the package
and increase the price to $8.00
This set will never be wrapped and bundled
together again with different designers
 after the month of April!
So get it at such a great value before the end of the month.
Files are immediately ready for download.
Files offered by Darcy Dawson are in the following formats
 KNK, AI, WPC, SVG (single layer, separated) & GSD 
and digital stamp formats .jpg and .png
Files Offered by Digi Kitty are in the following formats:
and digital stamp formats .jpg and .png
Files offered by Sharon Mobley are in the following formats
KNK, AI, GSD, SVG and WPCv14

Hurry up and get your grab bag so your ready for the Challenges coming up using these images.

Thanks for stopping by!