Wednesday, September 10, 2014


I REALLY DO appreciate those that have hung around the last few months of me not sharing anything, and I REALLY DO appreciate those of you who have found me through a search for digital scrapbook kits on the internet.

I have been in a really bad creative funk since my dad passed away on January 20, 2012. I've just been in a bad funk period. The whole family has been, mom especially. They were married for 56 years before he passed. We all miss him, his smile, his hugs and kisses, his laugh, his jokes, his farming tales, his work tales, and that inevitable hand on our shoulders with the grip of a bear if we screwed up, We all miss just having him around and being able to talk to him.Some of those farm tales all of us were a part of. I am VERY PROUD of my parents and all that they have done, all that they accomplished, and all that they have taught us. It has been a very tear filled time. Do not miss the chance to spend as much time with your parents in their older years as you can. You never know when they will be called back "Home" to be with our Creator. I know that all 5 of us kids are wishing we had spent more time with him and mom....and we are spending more time with mom. It doesn't replace dad being in her life, but it helps all of us get through this time of grief. I know it took me quite a while to come to grips with the death of our youngest granddaughter 13 years ago. But I know that both my dad and my granddaughter are together in Heaven, waiting for us with smiles and watching over us.

I've been working on and off over the last few months on just bits and pieces of various kits, sometimes just playing with the various scripts that I've purchased to see how they work, and how they look, and then just putting in them in folders for future kits. Sometimes they just go into a folder with a "label" on them as to what is in that particular folder. Like if I've done animals, whatever animals I've done go into that folder.....etc. I have a LOT of different scripts to help create all of the goodies I share with all of you. There are times I create my own stuff.....which may or may not go into a kit. Sometimes playing is just therapeutic and if I like it, it goes in a folder, if not, well, it goes in the "trash".

So, my "playing" has at least created one full kit....some of which was started before my dad passed away, but never got finished until the other day. There are 40 papers and 119 elements. Some of the elements of the kit are not shown in the 5 previews, but they are all worth the surprise of getting the kit. There are 4 different angels, but only one is shown. I just can't get into loading the previews with all of the different elements in the kit, and then having it look like a huge jumbled mess. In some respects, I guess I'm a "neat freak" when it comes to my scrap kit previews. And, I think sometimes people like to be surprised. I hope you like the surprises in the kit and can use them for your digital pages!!

Also, the elements in the kit are the size that the script ran them, so you may have to resize them to fit the way YOU want them to be.

Please remember....All of my kits are for personal use only. They are not to be sold either as a whole kit or as individual elements.

Here are 5 previews of some of what is in this kit:

Here is the MediaFire link for the kit:

A HUGE THANK YOU for visiting!! And your comments are VERY welcomed and appreciated!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

It's been a while

Things have been rather chaotic in my life since my dad passed 19 months ago. I finally have a job. I've been driving a cab 12 hours a day 4-5 days a week, and when I'm not driving, I'm either doing something around the house or trying to put some kits together.....a couple of pieces at a time when I can find some time and energy!

I never thought I would be driving a cab, but it brings in some money. It was a job that was actually hiring, though I had to wait 2 1/2 weeks to start because of the background check. It definitely is NOT a consistent paycheck! One day I could take home $100, and the next $30. It's a yo yo job....up and down as far as money goes. It is definitely an adventure everyday I drive! I may stay in town, or I may get sent out of town. I've been to Springfield, IL, Peoria, IL, El Paso, IL, and various other towns around Bloomington/Normal. I never know what vehicle I'm going to be driving from one day to the next. I never know if the thing is going to work or not. I never know if it's going to break down....which I have had happen when I was in Decatur, IL! I was NOT a happy camper that day! It took 3 hours for me to get picked up and taken back to the office. By the time I got back to the office, I was not in the mood to drive anymore, and I still had 5 hours left to drive! I only had TWO runs for the day, but I did make money for the day. I could have made more money IF there had been something else for me to drive when I got back. But all of the working cabs were taken, and the rest were waiting to get fixed.

I really do need to find another job. Something that I like to do. I like to cook, so restaurant jobs are going to be an option....even if I have to do dishes....wouldn't be the first time doing that. It was my very first paying job! There are so many restaurants here, not sure if they want a 58 year old, but hey, at least I KNOW how to WORK!! I liked driving a forklift and loading trucks. Yes, I have a very diverse work history. I can do whatever I put my mind to, and my mind is still in good working order!! :)

Been thinking about making jewelry and other accessories and selling them at the local boutiques and shops here....and maybe online. I know this won't be a consistent paycheck, but it will bring in extra cash. Maybe create my own "Junk Gypsy" type business....oh how I love my Junk Gypsy girls on the Great American Country channel!! Yep, I'm too creative for my own good!!

I'm also going to keep up my blog, though maybe only on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis. It's fun to create things for others to create their own scrapbook pages with!!

Hopefully I will have a new kit done in the next few days and get it out to you so you can create that special page for your loved ones!

Thank You So Much for hanging out (and hanging on) with me! You are very much appreciated!
Many Blessings to You and Yours