Friday, May 31, 2013

Freebie Friday - We Are Two!

I can not believe it but the Digi Shoppe is TWO tomorrow!  It started with my Monsters, I drew them as joke for my husband.  To take my mind off my health issues I was having at the time, I started drawing digital stamps.  I created the ducks (still one of my favorites) and the My Little Brother Series that were inspired by my children (some of those scenarios were inspired by actual events), Turtles, Frogs, Papers  and so much more.

I have learned so much building my Digi Shoppe from scratch, such as HTML coding goes far better with wine or beer.  Do not ever code while in a hurry it will take twice as long and something will mess up.  Re-designing a whole site takes far longer and is a TON of work and do not plan on attempting for a very, very long time.  Most important not to get frustrated when something doesn't work put it away for a while and come back to it (the Film Canister and Clapboard).

I want to thank everyone for their support and continued support.  I have been asked by many people why do I continue to do the Freebie Fridays, you could just sell those stamps on your store.  I continue to offer Freebies every Friday because it keeps me focused on the Shop and I like giving back.  Before I started doing the freebies, I would think of the shop once a month, two days before the Newsletter came out.  The Freebies force me to stay focused and it is where I try new things (i.e. drawing styles, coloring styles, etc.).  I am also a firm believer in Karma, if you do something nice for people you will eventually be rewarded.  I am rewarded, every time someone sends me a picture or a link to something they created with my digis (I love that!)

This week's Freebie is a cake of course because as my son would say, "You can't have a birthday without cake."

Click on the picture to download your Freebie!

Don't forget tomorrow to sign up for our Monthly Newsletter - I will be releasing a NEW set of stamps and there will be at least one Freebie in the Newsletter.

Remember we will be doing a Giveaway once our blog hits 50 Followers and another Giveaway once our Facebook Page hits 150 Fans.

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Operation Write Home Memorial Day Blog Hop

I am proud to be apart of this wonderful blog hop.  Operation Write Home is an amazing organization that provides handmade cards to our service men and women.  I have several friends who are currently over seas serving our country and I feel this is the least I can do for the service men and women who are serving.

The card I created was from Sketch Challenge #127.  

  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad - Festive Berries
  • White Card Stock
  • Red Ribbon

Thank you for stopping, Happy Memorial Day and enjoy the rest of the hop!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Operation Write Home Memorial Day Blog Hop - Freebies

Each year I create a special digi and paper for the Operation Write Home Blog Hop.  I happen to love pinwheels and thought it was time to create a pinwheel digi and paper.  I am also releasing a full set of the pinwheel paper that is currently for sale on the Digi Shoppe.  The first two images are Free Downloads the last image will take you to the Digi Shoppe where you can purchase the Pinwheel Paper.

Click on the picture to download your stamps

Click on the picture to download your paper

This paper pack is available for purchase (click on the picture to check out the paper pack on the shop.)

Don't forget to check out our Facebook Page, when we hit 150 Fans we will be doing a give-a-way.  We will also do another give-a-way once we hit 50 blog followers!  

Freebie Friday - Poppy

Every year as a child I remember going to the VFW with my grandmother and we would make paper red poppies.  My memory of this is vague but I do remember a bunch of red crape paper and floral wire, a lot of laughing and candy.  Those veterans always had candy till this day I associate butterscotch hard candy with helping at the VFW as a child.

I always try to go to shopping somewhere the weekend before Memorial Day so I can make my donation and get my poppy.  I even got my kids into getting  the flowers, my daughter asked me this week when can she get her red flower from the nice guys outside the store.  I told her soon.

Tomorrow is the Operation Write Home Blog Hop which is an amazing blog hop for an amazing cause.  If you have any spare time this weekend please hop on through and and leave some love (I will also have a special Freebie for the Blog Hop.)

I hope everyone has a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend, my family and I will be hosting a neighborhood BBQ with family and friends.  It is important to remember why we celebrate Memorial Day and I hope y'all take a moment to remember those and their families who sacrificed so much for us.

Click on the picture to download your digital stamp.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Sending Thoughts and Prayers

I am truly sadden by the events in Oklahoma yesterday, I can not even begin to comprehend the damage, heartbreak and horror they are going through right now.  I have not watched much TV coverage, having two small children and one who is terrified of thunderstorms already, I feel it is for the best.  I have been drawing quite a bit and this tragedy really made an impression on me, so I drew up a special digital stamp for everyone.

My PSA for today:  Sadly during this time of grief, people will try to take advantage of others and their generosity (these tragedies bring out the worst in people).  Please make sure the charity you are giving to is a legitimate charity.

If you are looking to communicate with loved ones, please use

If you would like to donate please check out this link of reputable organizations to help the people affected by the tornadoes.

Click on the picture to download the digital stamps.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Monday Release - Graduation Dollar Stamps

Graduation time is here and the Digi Shoppe has a fresh new line of Graduation items to help celebrate that special time with the graduate of your life.  The new Dollar Graduation Stamps will help you create memories that will last a lifetime for that special grad.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Freebie Friday - Graduation 2013

Congratulations and we are very proud of all the Graduates of 2013 (especially my cousin Katlyn and my neighbor Caroline)!  

Your journey has just begun, remember to stop smell the roses, listen to stories of your elders (they won't be around forever), laugh everyday, listen to music, doodle, money isn't the only thing that matters in life, be kind (to animals, plants, people) and remember if you put it on the internet it isn't private.

"Life is what happens to you while your busy making other plans."  ~John Lennon

Congratulations and we are very proud of all the Graduates of 2013!

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Don't forget to check out our Facebook Page, when we hit 150 Fans we will be doing a give-a-way.  We will also do another give-a-way once we hit 50 blog followers!  

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Monday Release - Insects

I hope everyone had a fantastic Mother's Day Weekend.  We went to the pool (I got sun burned) and my amazing husband finished trimming my azalea bushes back, brought me breakfast in bed and made a fantastic meal for me.  I also got to work on some new items as well as read which was a very nice change of pace for me.

I decided to change the Butterflies Section of the Digi Shoppe to Insects because it allows me to add Bees, Lady Bugs, and Moths to the collection.

I also updated the Freebie Friday Section so all the Freebies are in one place.  You can visit that section here.

I hope everyone like the new releases and don't forget to check back on Friday for another Freebie.

If you click on the photos it will take you to the Shoppe.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Freebie Friday - Forget-Me-Not

I am on a flower kick recently and with Mother's Day on Sunday I thought I would add to my flowers. I drew Forget-Me-Nots in honor of my great-grandmother.  Mimi (my great grandma) loved Forget-Me-Nots matter of fact the first one I ever saw was on her grave.  Over the years I never thought much about them until I got a packet of seeds in the mail with a note from my grandma.

"Now that you are a mother you will always look for ways to be remembered long after you are gone.  The seeds are for Forget-Me-Nots, Mimi's favorite flower.  She would go around with a packet of seeds and sprinkle them unsuspectedly as she passed (like a seed bomb).  So I am giving you the seeds to remember Mimi and to make the most of those Forget-Me-Not moments.  Love, Grandma Dona"

I never met Mimi, I knew of her she was a fabulous cook, a nurse, and she had a beautiful voice.  This story of the seeds helped me make a connection with her, a connection I never had before.  I love to think about Mimi walking (dancing) along sprinkling seeds along the way.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Mother's Day, I will hopefully get to spend time in my garden digging in the dirt, sipping Mint Juleps (it sounds so good).

Click on the picture to download your digis

Don't forget about our Giveaway if we reach 150 Fans on Facebook I will be doing a Giveaway!  We will also be doing a second Giveaway if we reach 50 Followers on our blog!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Monday Release - NEW Dollar Stamps

New Dollar Stamps!

I have been working on so many new styles and stamps, I thought it would be fun to revisit some of the cartoon style stamps.

I hope everyone has a great week and don't forget to stop by on Friday for our Freebie Friday :)

Friday, May 3, 2013

Freebie Friday - Irises

I love irises they were the flowers for my wedding.  I have had problems growing them in the Deep South, I am sure if winter would have actually visited us this year they might have bloomed.  I am aware that some people are still in winter mode (the U.P. of Michigan and Northern Minnesota) and Florida is already in summer, we are having a pleasant spring (almost too pleasant) which means July and August are going to be brutal.

I hope everyone has a lovely weekend we have a busy weekend but it should be fun!

Don't forget about our Giveaway if we reach 150 Fans on Facebook I will be doing a Giveaway!  We will also be doing a second Giveaway if we reach 50 Followers on our blog!

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