I’ll catch you all in 2008!!!

Hey, here’s my Christmas Card to you all! Sorry I have been scarce the last couple of days, but you know, Christmas! Plus, the girls and I had a stomach bug of sorts, so I wasn’t feeling conversational. But I’m feeling better now!

Everything in the card is from my A Winter’s Night kit, still on sale at DSO!  You can still snag it for $1.80, but not for long, so, skeedaddle!

Tomorrow’s Christmas! And then the day after that, we’re heading off to see Vince’s family. Wish us luck on the drive. We’re in Kansas and they live in Pennsylvania, so.. yeah, you do the math. I probably won’t be able to talk to you much while I’m gone, and that’s gonna be tough, but I guess I’ll get through it, no choice, huh?

While I’m gone, my paper pack for Earth Angel should go up for sale at DSO.  I uploaded it the other day and am just waiting for Bunny to add it.  I hope there’s nothing wrong with it quality check wise, I don’t think there is!  All the papers were already on sale with the full Earth Angel kit.  I decided not to re-release it as a kit, but instead just a paper pack.  So look for that.  Also, Tragedy Anne is checking out the Oh My Goth elements for me, and my Fab-oooo CT have the papers, so I should be able to wrap that up very shortly after I get back.  Then it’s on to a Flea Market quilt kit inspired by the blue paisley quilt that Atha is wrapped in in the ice storm pics.  The other side of that quilt is awesome too, and I always thought it would make a great quilt.  Patty Squirrel told me that she liked it, and I owe her one, so I’m gonna work on that next.  I think it will turn out awesome!

Do YOU have any ideas for kits?  If you have a good one, feel free to email me at boyervillescraps at gmail dot com, and if I like your idea I will make a kit out of it and give you one for free!  I’ve really been enjoying working on the two kits I did with Tragedy Anne, so why stop asking for outside input?

Anyway, it’s wayyyyy too late for me to be up.  I just know Atha will be up at the crack of dawn to get to her gifts.  I’ll be sure to take pics, and get them up.. ummmm sometime?   In the mean time, feel free to check my flickr page if you want to see pics, I may be able to upload some in Penn.

If I don’t talk to you again before I go, have a wonderful holiday, and a very blessed 2008!  So many of you have been just a huge blessing to me, I’m so thankful for your nice words, and I do feel the positive vibes from all your RAK’s in payment of freebies!  Keep it up while I’m gone!
God Bless!

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Been Sick all Day, but another LO

Hey all.  I’m sorry I didn’t write to anybody today, but I’ve been sick all day again.  Jenny’s got something too.  She’s grumpy and has diarrhea where usually she has rabbit poops.  Too much information?  LOL!

I’m going to bed.  Vince has taken the girls downstairs for a slumber party.  I LOVE HIM!   For Christmas he surprised me by telling me there was a little money in my Pay Pal acct.  It was just a few bucks, but with it and my birthday coupons from DST I spent a tiny bit of money and got big big fun.  Bad Andy, I should be designing!  Did some of that too, and I think I’ll be done with Oh My Goth before we go on Vacation.  It might not be ready to be sold, but at least the design work will be done.

Anyway, check out this LO I did with lots of Ztampf stuff.  She’s AWESOME, isn’t she?  Full credits are available by clicking- you’ll go to my flickr page where you can click on “All sizes” above the photo and see a close up.  I used Heather’s Violet mist script again, and one of Karla’s Faith cards.  I’m going to use them in LO’s till I’ve used them all.  Quinn took this pic today and declared it not very good, but I told him he was wrong.  What do you think?

Okay, I think I’ll crack a good book (perhaps, THE good book, who knows) and pass out.

CUL8R

It’s a Late Friday/weekend Freebie

Sampler Number 2 from Oh My Goth!  Click on the preview to snag it.

Freebie oh my goth number 2

Here’s installment number two of Oh My Goth.  I’m having so much fun making this, and the response I’ve gotten is good so far, so.. HOORAY!

I don’t know if I’ll be able to get it up for sale before I go on vacation, I hope I will, but we’ll see, I’m not going to push it.

Take it, enjoy, and please, remember your RAK.  I trust that you will.

A verse

I’m on fire making LO’s lately, but designing has been tough.  I think I told you there would be a freebie today, there still might be, but I had fun making this LO.  Click on it to see bigger and to see the credits, there’s a list.

If you are adverse to a verse (LOL) then maybe don’t read this, but maybe read it anyway.

I sat down in the one room that I get to go into by myself (but only sometimes) and there was a devotional magazine in there. I haven’t read it in ages, but I opened it and the title on the page was Pay it Forward (I kid you not). The article was about Oprah’s Pay it Forward challenge where she gave everybody $1,000 to give away. There was this verse on the page:

Luke 6:38:
38 Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full—pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back.”

WOW!

I just wish I could give more gifts! If you know of any charity scrap kits coming up or anything of that kind (Something I can do that doesn’t cost money) please let me know what it is. Having received so much lately, I’m PUMPED to give back!

I’m not going to say I’m behind…

but I’m posting really late today! LOL.

I don’t have much scrap related to tell you, but here’s a new LO I did last night. Click on it to see it close up and for the credits, I’ve used stuff by Karla in there, and LP&3 dogs, and Christina Renee, and Franziska, and Kimmy B., plus that’s my own chicken scratch handwriting. And I used a Sheilsoft script on the photo. Guess that’s the credits right there. LOL.

Yesterday I felt like Christmas came early!!! It was another awesome day of blessings for us. First, we got our free Senseo machine. I don’t know how I got this, but somehow through one of the surveys I did or one of the free sample sites I got a free senseo coffee machine, and a bunch of coupons good for $20 off of senseo machines. I think the idea is that we’ll have friends over, and they will love our coffee so much that they’ll want one of their very own. The jury is still out on whether or not we are going to keep it or try to return it to Walmart for store credit. They don’t care where you got things as long as they are not open, they will give you store credit. We sure could use the grocery money, so probably that’s what we’re going to do. But it sure is making me want some espresso sitting there on my counter!!

Next, we got two packages- one from a wonderful person whom I met online who just thought that our Christmas day would be brighter with a little more stuff under the tree for the girls, and she was right. They are going to LOVE the stuffed doggie, baby doll, books, radio and blanket she sent, not to mention the beautiful dresses. She says her girls wore them, but you’d never know, they are gorgeous. Thanks! MWAH!

We also got a big huge tub of popcorn, I mean it’s like 10 lbs of popcorn, I’m not kidding, it’s a TUB!!! I have no idea who sent it. The message doesn’t say. SO.. um, if you sent us the popcorn, THANKS!! We are big big big popcorn eaters, it’s the cheapest snack out there, it fills you up, and it’s a WHOLE GRAIN! I don’t know how healthy this particular popcorn is, because it’s all cheezy and caramelly. ANd delicious. THANKS!

Vince took Atha to the company Christmas party last night and she had a blast, but got totally star struck and couldn’t speak when she finally got to Santa. So she didn’t get to ask him for her golden crown. Oh well. I told her that today we can send him an email. “Dear Santa, I was afraid of you when I saw you in person, but I did want to let you know that I’ve been a good girl and I want a golden crown.” I’m sure there’s some kind of official Santa email addy out there. Which reminds me, I’ve got to go make that crown gold for her pretty soon.

How much does it cost to Build a Bear? I bet its totally expensive. Atha is always talking about Build a Bear Workshop and someday I’d like to get her one. Maybe tax time.

I’m glad that you all are liking the Goth kit. I’m not sure if it’s going to get posted before our trip- I really want to take my time with it and do the best job I can. I’ll post another little nugget of it for you tomorrow. Tell me though, are the papers too dark to see the detail? I know it’s close, but you never can tell how well calibrated your monitor is, I try, but.. anyway. Let me know.

HEATHER- I still can’t get into your site, woman! My browser times out every time. I’m going through serious withdrawals! AGH! How are the girls? What is Alyce saying and doing now? And how’s Jordan doing? Just letting you know that I’m not ignoring you.

Also, Kristine, I have been looking around for a suitably hunky e-card for ya. It’s on it’s way, soon as I find one saucy enough!

Okay, I’m going down for lunch and then I’m coming up to read all my blogs for the day!

Luvs and Hugs and Thanks!

Still Catching Up!

Hey-ya! I’m still getting caught up from the storms and our connectivity problems before them. Actually, I don’t know how possible getting caught up is going to be, since I’ll be going away for two weeks starting on the 26th… Two weeks, yikes! It will be an adjustment coming home from that. Wow. Anyway, I still have a lot to do tonight, so news will be brief.

Um, it’s sunny outside? Super sunny, and warm during the day today, when I went out to check the mail I didn’t even need a jacket. The sky was brilliant blue, and the soldiers came and picked up all the down limbs etc yesterday, so except for the residual snow on the ground, it’s almost like the storm never happened. Same way with all of our other troubles. We were able to scrape together all of Quinn’s ticket money, we found some people to take care of Dana dog while we are gone, I got a deferment on my car payment till next month, Vince’s unit gave us a voucher for groceries at the commissary, and a couple of amazing individuals have even given toys for the girls, which BLOWS MY MIND. I really hope I didn’t sound like I was begging or complaining in any of my posts, cuz I was just telling you whazzup with me, but apparently Santa has a lot of helpers, people are amazing like I said, and the girls will have some packages under the tree after all. I’m so thankful and humble, happy to have been the beneficiary of Payment Forward and even more committed to doing more of the same.

Which brings us to this freebie! If you’ve been here before, you know that I require payment for my freebies (I’m gonna have to make a TOU graphic for that to include in them, wouldn’t that be kinda cool?). I ask everybody who downloads them to do a kindness for somebody else. Sometimes I have given suggestions for what to do, but this time I’m just going to make a prediction. Tomorrow or the next day, an opportunity will be presented to you. You’ll know it when it happens. Within the next couple of days, you will be presented with a clear choice. Should you stop even though you are in a hurry to help that mom and her two daughters pick up the display of Shrek DVD’s they just knocked over? Should you tell the cashier that she gave you too much change? Should you smile and wave at the elderly man with the big frown on his face? Do the right thing. You’ll feel really good.

Okay, I’m done with that. On to your freebie. Tragedy Anne won my contest for a free kit, mostly because she is the only one who really made a point of entering it! She wanted something goth. Are you shocked yet? LOL! So I’m working on this new kit for her called Oh My Goth. It’s gonna be grungy, with day glo colors, lots of black, and fun doodly skulls, and hearts. I am doing a huge amount of hand painting since I got my Bamboo tablet from my mom, and I’m getting used to working with it.

Click on the preview to get the freebie.

Freebie oh my goth

People Are Amazing


Here’s a LO that I just made.  Vince and Jenny were having a rare quiet moment, and just happened to be sitting in this amazing light. I instructed Vince NOT to look at me, so we didn’t get a silly face. Also, this is one of the first times that Jenny would really let herself totally relax with him, and I think he was savoring the moment as much as I was.

I am totally in love with the photo.  I used Heather’s In The News script on it, which made it really high contrast but still soft.   That’s also her background paper, from her black light papers.  Click on the pic to get to flickr and see the full credits.  I used a li’l bit of this and that.

Tomorrow I MUST MUST MUST write some emails.  I need to say hi to some friends, I haven’t said Hi to Kristine in like a week, for instance.  Life’s been topsy turvy, but you know, people are amazing.  Through all of this, I’ve been stunned by people’s kind words and deeds.  You all have been the spirit lifter that I needed.  For a few days there, I was pretty down, I have to admit.  I felt like there was just so much against me, and it really affected my creativity.  But people have been so kind, I just am overwhelmed, and so happy now!

So thanks!  Really, I thank you guys, you’re great!

Now I’m gonna go put Jenny down (again!  For the third time tonight!  Crazy baby!)  and tomorrow hopefully I can get on here and post some great CT lo’s.  Then Miss Betty, Atha’s beloved parent educator is coming for a visit, and then during the afternoon I need to take a break and just write emails to lots of people, share the love.

Thanks so much again, enjoy your freebies (scroll down).. now I’m just repeating myself, I’m a little sleepy.