The U/S

I know nothing.  The tech was completely inscrutable, and told me that she told me that she could not reveal any of the results.  There was much clicking and probing (yes, it was trans-vaginal.  The tech was like- “I’m going to insert this like a tampon” and I thought, that ain’t no tampon, sister! Sorry TMI).  So I’ll find out if there’s a mass tomorrow at my follow up, and if there’s not we take it from there.   Something is making me sick, hopefully we find out what it is soon.  I trust God, that’s how I get through everything.

But, like I keep saying, it’s probably just gas.

I just made my part of a Collab kit, and I love it, but I can’t show it to you yet.  Wish I could, cuz I love the way it turned out.  I will not be able to give any of it away for free, but if I know you guys, you won’t be mad about shelling out a few bucks for this kit.  I won’t see any of it!  It all goes someplace good.

I am also going to be participating in Fishinmom’s Around the World Christmas Collab, and I am totally excited about it.  Designers, if you’re not doing it, you should.  I LOVE blog parties, that last one- the Just For The Fall Of It one, was a giant thrill.

Okay, I’m off to go to bed.  This is just a little note to tell you what happened, or what I know of it.  I didn’t pee on myself or anybody else… but hey, the day’s not over yet!  LOL!

I’ll update after my doc’s visit.

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Today’s the day…

that I go in for my ultrasound. I don’t talk to the doctor till tomorrow, but I assume if there’s a big hawnkin’ tumor in there that the technician will tell me. Or if there’s a baby, like I swear there is, but all the pregnancy tests dispute. I don’t know, I keep telling Vince it’s probably just gas. Gas plus lack of sleep. Anyway, I’ll be sure to let you all know. I really hate the way they do ultrasounds here, it’s like torture. Two hours before the test, you pee. Then you drink 1/2 gallon of water over the next 1/2 hour. Then you wait and don’t pee for the next hour and a half before the test. How bad does that suck??? They want you to have a full bladder for the test. Last time I had one done, I WAS pregnant with Jenny, ummm, how pregnant was I? Let’s see, it was in August, so I was about 6 months pregnant. So imagine what a foul mood I was in that day, waddling out of the car and into the clinic and trying desperately not to pee on myself. Then, half way through the ultrasound, the tech was like, “Um your bladder is too full, here take this graduated cylinder and empty your bladder by this many ccs of fluid.” Okay. So I had to pee, but just a little, and then hold the rest. And she did that to me twice. By the time I actually got to pee I had to totally force myself, because my bladder was clenched so tight.

Anyway, that’s enough about pee!

Guess what I did? I just gave Flora my whole Girl on the Moon kit. See, she won a prize already! Don’t you want in on that action? Just to a LO with my stuff and you’ll be in the running! Click on my cool new blinkie Art and Scrap blinkieto get to my store and don’t forget to use the coupon BoyervilleScrapsThanksYou at checkout for you 40% discount on the Girl On The Moon kit!

EDIT-Here’s a QP I made for Halloween (El Dia De Los Muertos) using my Calaveras kit, and I’m going to go ahead and post the kit again too. What the heck, right? ‘Tis the season! Click on the preview to dl the QP.

Freebie qp

Freebie calaveras preview

And here are the download links.

Elements

Papers

Okay, now go do an awesome LO and send me a link! Go!

Hey, The First LO with my stuff!

Check out Flora’s LO using the Girl in the Moon sampler:

Flirt

Isn’t it gorgeous? And by the way, that’s Flora! Hubba hubba, huh? Click on the link to go to her DST gallery and leave her some luv and see her full credits. But hey, Traci, do you recognize her titling? So you know what this means, Flora is the first contestant in my Grand Opening contest, and so she now has a ONE HUNDRED percent chance of winning the product of her choice on Dec first. Of course, right now I only have one product.. but I’m working on that! Promise. Anyway, if you want to get in on the fun, just send me a link of your LO using any of my products before Dec 1. That’s all! Sweet, eh?

In case you missed it, I made a big announcement yesterday that I am now selling my stuff at Art and Scrap!!! And yes, I am excited, proud, nervous, happy, everything. Come on over to the store, the other designers there are amazing, and I am over the MOON thrilled (get it, Moon) that they chose me. And I would like to invite everybody to share in my happiness and so I am offering FORTY BIG PERCENT off my kit! Just enter the coupon code BoyervilleScrapsThanksYou at checkout. To tell you the truth, and why would I lie, I’m not sure if this code will only work for the full page kit or not, because this is the first time I’ve ever used Zen Cart. So you may get lucky and get 40% off your whole purchase if you pick some other stuff (and if you go there you probably will, let me warn you).

Who Needs a Costume
I already shared this pic with you, and now here’s a LO with it. I used Karla’s Digi Kaleidosocpe Heritage Harvest kit, her retro Halloween Charms, and her Denim and Diamonds kit, and the alpha is by from Heather’s It’s a Pink Thang kit.

Okay, hands up, who has a teenager. I just now got done arguing with my son about whether or not he has the right to skip his Economics class every time he doesn’t feel like going. His point is that it’s a remedial class, they do stupid stuff like crosswords in there, and he’s a AP student and has other things that would be a better use for his time. This is all true. It’s also true that the guidance counselor made him take it because he IS such a good student, and they are trying to stack the class with good students for some reason this year. But my point is that I don’t care if they all just stand in there and do the Monster Mash all day long (I hate that song, by the way), it’s a class on his schedule, so he has to go. Plus, there will be long, long hours in his life, many of them, where he is doing something stupid and purposeless when there are other very important things he needs to do. That’s a part of life. We don’t have to LIKE it, but it happens. Anyway, I’m tired, worn out, and finally I was just like, whatever. You are going to do whatever you want no matter what I say, I’m just trying to be a parent. So now he feels bad and he’s like, “I’ll show you the work we do, it’s stupid!” and “I’m going to get credit for it, don’t worry” and I just was like, blah blah blah, I’m not listening. Sorry if that makes me a bad person, but… he’s like a grown up now, all I can do is give guidance. I can’t tell him what to do anymore, honestly. I can only suggest.

Ugh, that really took the wind out of my sails. It wasn’t a fight at all, but I’ve been tired all day and that just kinda finished me. I’m off to do some collab kit stuff, and possibly to work on a couple of more LO’s

OH BEFORE I GO!!! By the time you read this, it will probably be after Midnight EST on Sunday (well, Monday morning??) so get your fanny over to JFTSOI and grab up the amazing round 4 freebies! Oh, I cannot wait to see what the contestants have come up with for the final round! GO, what are you waiting for?

EDIT-Here’s a LO I did with Fayth’s kit from the contest.  My hubby loves this kit, which makes sense because she kind of made it for her hubby.  Vince especially liked the quote, and the LO made him all warm and fuzzy and he was talking about what a lucky guy he was all night.

And Now For Something You’ll Really Like!

It’s The Girl on The Moon full page kit, and it’s available NOW from Art and Scrap

Yes, that’s right, Yours Truly has signed a contract to SELL her designs!  I am so, so happy!  And I am very proud to be selling alongside the very talented folks at Art and Scrap.   I keep looking at my zen cart page, I feel like such a dork!Girl on the moon prev

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Click on either of these to go to MY page at Art and Scrap!  Whoo hoo!

And why should you celebrate?  I’ll tell you why!  You get a whopping 40% off my products just because I like you!  Just apply BoyervilleScrapsThanksYou at checkout to receive your discount.

Ain’t that cool?

Plus, now that I’ve been knocked out of So You Think You Can Design, I can have that contest I was going to have.  Here’s the deal.  Send me your layouts using my products during the month of November.   I will continue to design and post new products all month long, and at the end of the month I will have some kind of amazing reward for you, either a full page kit or a grab bag, I don’t know, we’ll play it by ear.  Any suggestions?

Okay, I did spend the majority of the day getting my previews in order and messing with Zen Cart, but I also got a chance to play with all the cool Heather Manning stuff I’ve gotten lately.  This lady is amazing me lately with her extreme design coolness, it seems like each new product that she comes out with is cooler than the last.  Here’s the LO I made today:

Is that yummy

The LO links to my flickr account, because you really need to look at the paper up close to appreciate it!

I also want to show you the LO I made yesterday with Traci’s Stuff

Remember the grandpa I was telling you about the other day?  Well, this is WALT, with my grandma Atha.  Doesn’t she look happy next to him?  They were happy.  He was just an amazing guy, so quiet and gentle but FUNNY.  He used to cheat at cards.  We have this family card game called May I, it’s kind of like Gin Rummy, there are different things you need to collect, such as sets, runs, etc.  Anyway, Grandpa would do stuff like put an Ace, two three on top of a king, you know, stuff like that just to see if anybody was paying attention.  It was always a good idea to pay attention to Grandpa, because he was always up to something.  What a guy.

Okay, now that we are at the end of the post, I’m going to put up the Girl in the Moon sampler freebie again, just in case you missed it Friday.   Because I want you to have it!  HAVE IT!  LOL.  Can you tell I’m giddy?

FREEBIE Girl on the moon sampler Click the preview tot get to 4shared.  Remember, send those LO’s!  I will make it worth your while!

Okay, as Quinn says when he leaves the room, Seacrest OUT!

It’s Friday and You Know What That Means….

it’s a freebie, of course!

FREEBIE girl on the moon sampler

This is ONLY a sample of the delights forthcoming in the full Girl on The Moon kit. I’m working feverishly to get it finished before the weekend is over, and then I’ll tell you how you can get it. I am loving the way this one is coming out. This preview definitely has kind of a silver screen look to it, but the overall feel of the whole kit is kind of misty and dreamy.  I think you’re gonna like it.

Click on the preview to get to 4Shared, and if you snag it, please say hi to me, I get so lonely…

I put this up last night so I didn’t have to do it early in the morning, but here I am at 4 am with Jenny, who is being super sweet and giving me lots of kisses, but who does seem to be pretty wide awake.  Oh and now here’s Atha!  What a surprise!  I just got her comfy in her blue saucer chair.  Looks like there is not much sleep in store for me tonight.  *sigh*  Vince is home tomorrow – today I mean, and he wanted to have some people over or to do something with some people, we’ll see how it goes.  I’ve been feeling kind of sick since last night.  Felt great there for a couple of days, but I guess it couldn’t last.  The ultrasound to see if there’s a mass in my uterus is on the 30th, and the follow up appt is the next day.  Can’t WAIT to see if we can figure out what’s going wrong.  I blame hormones.

Well, I thought I had more to say.  Guess I don’t.  I’ll blog more later if I think of something! 🙂

My Jenny


Another selectively colored picture of Jenny. I just love the way her eyes look this way! Check out her hair!

Everything is from April Day’s Fairy Fodder, which is an awesome kit. It’s totally my style of kit, lots of fun patterned papers, cool theme, I just love it!

The template is by Bunny, it’s a freebie on her blog and if you use it and send her your LO, she’ll give you $2 off her product of your choice!  Can’t beat it, right?

Man I’m jittery!  I’ve been drinking coffee and working on this LO all day.  At one point, I did that thing that PSP hates where you click on TEXT and then start to type before the dialogue box comes up?  Ever done that?  DON’T.  It causes your program to terminate in an unexpected way, blah blah blah whatever.  So I had to redo it.  But that was okay, because at that point I had already made all of my decisions, so redoing it was just a matter of opening and cutting and pasting.

 I’m about to go wake up Vinnie, he’s been asleep since about 10 and now it’s 1:30.  If he sleeps all day, he’ll never sleep tonight, and then he won’t be able to get up in the morning.

I have GOT to get started on your freebie!  Well, it’s done, I just have to decide what part of the kit I’m making to use as the preview freebie, and get it ready for you.

Whooo! I should probably eat.

My grandma Atha

EDIT- I posted this yesterday, but instead of writing a new post I’m just going to add this morning’s news to the top of it. Why? I don’t know, because I can! Yaaaa!

Well, I am officially out of the contest at JFTSOI, but don’t cry for me, Argentina! (or any other country, I’m just making a lame-o reference). I’m finishing up another kit, and you will be able to get it, but you will not be able to get all of it here. That’s all I’m going to say about that, other than there WILL BE a Friday Freebie! So stay tuned! And DO stay tuned at JFTSOI, because round 4 is going to be amazing. The “theme” is awesome, and I cannot wait to see what the final contestants come up with.

I just got done reading Bunny’s blog, and she has a really upsetting story there about her son’s school banning JK Rowling’s books because of the announcement about Dumbledore being gay. Folks, you probably know from some of my LO’s that I am a Christian, but doesn’t mean that my mind is closed, or that I stand for hatred. Seriously, the kind of thing that Bunny talks about on her blog just makes me feel sad. I feel like it is my responsibility as a Christian to treat others with dignity and respect, and not to pass judgment on them, which is HARD sometimes, but let me just say that espousing hatred is NOT Christian, holding up awful signs at soldier’s funerals is NOT Christian, focusing on one aspect of a person without taking into account their heart and soul is NOT Christian.. I could go on and on. The Harry Potter books teach courage, right and wrong, teamwork, all kinds of good values. Well, I’m on a soapbox, and I need to get down. Soap boxes do not make for good reading! LOL! Plus, I need to go do a LO with Bunny’s template so I can get $2 off her Commercial use grab bag!

I’ll leave you with a funny story that happened the other day. Atha walked into the room, spread her arms out, and said, “What the Hell is going on here?” Now, she does hear swears from time to time, mostly from her brother and father, but I’m sorry to say that they are usually much worse swears than Hell. I just calmly told her, “Heck, Honey. What the HECK is going on here.”
I blame Law and Order, or House. That’s what I blame.

Here’s another LO! Everything here is from Karla’s Digi Kaleidoscope Heritage Harvest kit. Man, the designers I CT for have got some LOVELY fall kits out right now! I almost wish I wasn’t designing, I’d make a bazillion LO’s each from them!

This is a pic of my grandma, Atha and her third husband, Bennie Ray. This is the only picture I have of her where she looks young to me. My mom told me what they were doing in this pic, and I think she told me they are going to a rodeo, but I forget. Grandma was a southwesterner, through and through, mom was born on a dirt farm in dustbowl era Oklahoma, then they moved to New Mexico after my mom’s father died- that was when Mom was 9, so I can’t really refer to him as my grandpa, because I had a grandpa, and that wasn’t him.
Anyway, along the way, Grandma married a soldier who was handsome, but violent. Grandma didn’t talk about him, but my cousin Karen told me that grandma said she divorced him because she “took a hatin’ to him.” That’s so grandma!!
I don’t know the order of things, but they moved from Roswell, NM (Roswell! Aliens!! Spooky!!) to Phoenix, AZ and Grandma married Bennie Ray (in this photo), who everybody says was kind of a jerk. Eventually he passed away. One of my earliest memories was of people telling me that Grandma’s last name wasn’t Simmons anymore, but Whillans, and that’s when she married the man I called Grandpa, Walter Whillans, who was one of the best people on earth, EVER. I need to scrap the one picture I have of him.

Okay, this turned into Grandma’s life story, don’t know why!

But dont’cha love Karla’s Kit??