Friday, December 28, 2012

Freebie Friday - A Toast

If you a like me you are wondering where in the world this year went.  I however, am ready for 2013 and can not wait for my Champagne Toast at midnight with my hubby!  I am quite proud of myself being able to do most Fridays this past year.  I really am enjoying Freebie Fridays so it will definitely continue in the New Year!

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and has a great New Year!

Don't forget to sign up for the Newsletter which comes out January 1, 2013.  There is a new unreleased stamp in every issue!

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Monday, December 24, 2012

12 Days of Christmas | Day 12

Remember I will have ALL the Monsters available until the 27th of December!

Happy Holidays!!

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Sunday, December 23, 2012

12 Days of Christmas | Day 11

Monsters Piping...

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Saturday, December 22, 2012

12 Days of Christmas | Day 10

Our Monsters are leaping:

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Friday, December 21, 2012

Freebie Friday Cookies for Santa and 12 Days of Christmas | Day 9

Greetings everyone it has been a crazy week and if you are reading this the world didn't end!  We are preparing for Santa and we prepare by baking cookies!  In honor of our cookie baking we did a little cookie arrangement for Santa.  My daughter was nice enough to pen the "For Santa." I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and hold those babies extra tight this year!

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So I have decided to keep ALL the 12 Days of Christmas (including the new ones that have not been released) up until the 27th of December.  (Scroll Down to download the others)

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Thursday, December 20, 2012

12 Days of Christmas | Day 8

Two monsters milking...
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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

12 Days of Christmas | Day 7

Rubber duckies in place of swans why not...
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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

12 Days of Christmas | Day 6

Sorry about the delay it has been a crazy week with Christmas Parties, Christmas Presents, Programs, I am eternally grateful for each crazy moment.

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Monday, December 17, 2012

12 Days of Christmas | Day 5 and Monday Release

Day 5 - One of my favorites.

I have been busy the 12 Days took by far longer than I thought but it was well worth it.  Monday's Release is a NEW paper pack:  Peacock Paper.  I created this because when we were in Wisconsin this summer we went the The NEW Zoo in Green Bay, WI and there was this peacock that Booga kept chasing.  The princess just wanted one feather (that did not happen) but I have quite a few peacock photos and no paper so I made my own.  I hope everyone likes the paper.  I am partial to the little peacock "eyes" on the brown paper.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

12 Days of Christmas Day 4

Day 4:
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Saturday, December 15, 2012

12 Days of Christmas - Day 3

I want to apologize for not putting it up until late, I thought I had scheduled it but I did it for the wrong day.  We were at a Girl Scout function and then we did family stuff.

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Friday, December 14, 2012

Freebie Friday and Day 2 of the 12 Days of Christmas

Day 2 of the 12 Days of Christmas!
Remember these will only be available for 24 hours so download them ASAP!

I have also been watching the Polar Express on average of 3 times a day so I decided to make a special Freebie to remind everyone to Believe this holiday season!  If you haven't seen the movie I highly recommend it (the end you may need a Kleenex).  I hope everyone enjoys the Freebies today, don't forget to check us out on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter (I admit I don't tweet much from this account and I just started the Pinterest account).

Click on the photos to download the Zip Files - Enjoy!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

12 Days of Christmas - Day 1

I have had the 12 Days of Christmas idea for close to a year now, but I never knew how to put it together, until this week.  I decided to scrap all the traditional thinking about how to do the days and make it my own.  I thought the Monsters would be the perfect for the 12 Days of Christmas!

I am going to offer each digi for 24 hours and then I will pull them.  After the 12 Days are over the set will be available for purchase in the Digi Shoppe.

To download the PNG Files click on the picture below:

Don't forget to come back tomorrow to download Day 2 of The 12 Days of Christmas - Monster Style!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Monday Release - Steampunk Snowflake Paper

What?!  Amanda created Steampunk Paper?  Is she ill?  No I am fine, promise.  Leslierahye has been trying to get me to design some Steampunk Paper for a while (a long while).  I have also been asked to create some snowflake paper as well so I decided to create Snowflake Steampunk Paper.  I offered some freebies this weekend of the purple and pink set I did (Scroll down to Saturday, December 8th post download them).

Here they are Steampunk Snowflakes 1 and 2 - click on the pictures to take you to the shop.

I also set up a Pinterest Account for the Digi Shoppe - I hope you will join us:

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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Freebie Saturday - Snowflake Steampunk Paper

Today is a special post because I am in a blog hop:

Check out the amazing Blog Hop and some of the blogs even have Blog Candy!

For this blog hop I created 4 sheets of 12" x 12" Digital Paper (click on the picture to download the Zip Files):

Friday, December 7, 2012

Freebie Friday - Little Tree

My interpretation of the Charlie Brown Christmas Tree.  I am well aware this has been done so many times that it is not all that original but I of course have a story to go with it (even if it is a little sad).

In Christmas 2001 by far was the worst Christmas I ever had.  It start with not being able to fly home for Christmas, I was a poor college student, who had major surgery 2 months earlier, who worked in hospitality after 9/11,  Raman was a food group (usually the only food group).  I was pretty bummed I couldn't fly home but I was determined to make the most of my Christmas because I loved Christmas.  A couple days before Christmas some employees found a stray cat in the air conditioning unit at the hotel and I gave her a home. I of course named her A.C.  I decided A.C. and I needed a tree and some stockings so I went to the Dollar Store and bought lights, a small tree and stockings.  I got the tree home and set it up, it was a sad little 8" tree.  I honestly think the Charlie Brown Tree looked better but it was my tree.  I hung the stockings and my tiny apartment looked liked Christmas and I had someone to share it with A.C.

The next part of this story is why Christmas 2001 was an awful Christmas, if you don't like sad stuff skip this paragraph.  Christmas Day which started out like any other day, I called everyone to wish them a Merry Christmas in the process of getting ready for work.  My grandfather had been in the hospital the week leading up to Christmas so I called him and he didn't take my call, the nurse said he was tired.  I knew something was wrong because my grandpa took my call after he had brain surgery and it wasn't even Christmas, I called my mom to tell her and went to work.  Growing up in a family business there is one thing you never do and that is call someone while they are working, unless it is an emergency.  My dad called me at work and I knew something was very wrong.  My grandfather took a turn for the worse and was in ICU, my grandfather passed later on that night.  I admit it is a really crappy Christmas memory and puts a damper on the holiday season.

Every year since 2001 I try really hard to concentrate on making good memories and traditions (now for my children).  Some have been successful (making their ornaments) and some not (making gingerbread houses).  We always watch Charlie Brown, Rudolph, Frosty, The Grinch and A Christmas Story and bake cookies (a huge favorite in our house).  I try to remember the good of Christmas 2001, the days preceding it and it is really hard.  Flying home my luggage ended up in France (not joking on that one), coming back sorting my mail to find my Grandpa's last Christmas Card,  snowing in Savannah the day of his birthday (January 3rd) and my little Charlie Brown Christmas Tree I had.

Sorry for the downer of a tale of Christmas Past but this really has shape me and how I approach the Holiday Season.  I hope everyone likes the "Little Tree" I created.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Monday Release - Holiday Patterns 2

Happy Holidays!  It is officially the holiday season which means more holiday pattern papers.  I have been on creating holiday paper like a crazy woman.  This paper pack is an extension of Holiday Patterns 1.  I created this before I created the Naughty or Nice Paper Pack, I thought it would be a nice break to release the Patterns separate.   

Friday, November 30, 2012

Freebie Friday - An Alien For Christmas

We listen to some pretty non-traditional Christmas songs in our house this time of year.  The Star Wars Christmas Album (yes it does exist), Banjo music, Charlie Brown, Dogs Barking Jingle Bells, the Nutcracker and a hodge podge that my husband downloaded years ago when Napster was big.  One of the "hodge podge" Christmas CDs we listen to has a song called, "I Want An Alien For Christmas" it is by Fountains of Wayne.  It is a funny song, very catchy and Booga LOVES it, last year he would dance and scream "I WANT ALIEN!"

I am not quite in the holiday spirit yet, I am sure after this weekend I will be, we are decorating this weekend.  I did have my first Peppermint Hershey's Kiss which did help move me towards that Christmas Spirit.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Hey, Ducky! - Guest Designer Deanne

Hi everyone,
My name is Deanne and I have a blog called A Little Bit O' Paper.
Amanda sent me a cutie from her shoppe to play with! It's CHRISTMAS TREE DUCK.
Here's the card I made with it.

Happy Holidays Ducky

Monday, November 26, 2012

Naughty or Nice - Monday Release

I have been asking my 3 year old if he has been naughty or nice this week and we get mixed answers from him.  One day he says "BAD!" the next day he says, "I good!"  The cuteness factor is strong with him (think of it as the force) so he tends to get away with more things.  Now that Thanksgiving is over, Santa is definitely watching for Naughty and Nice Children, which inspired me to create this paper pack.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Freebie Friday - Nutcracker

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving, ours was pretty low key my husband had to work (the news never sleeps).  There was pie to be eaten so all was well with the world.

The Nutcracker is a holiday classic, I personally have never seen the Nutcracker, where as my husband and daughter both have.  I have heard the soundtrack several times (every Christmas since my husband and I have been together) and am always amazed by how beautiful it is.  I know I will eventually get to see it but until then I will enjoy the music.

The Nutcracker Digi I created was inspired from one of my grandmother's Nutcrackers.  I personally always thought they were some of the creepiest things at my grandma's house and that is saying something because she has an extensive doll collection (over 10,000 dolls).  The older I got the cooler I thought the Nutcracker was, so much so, I told my grandma I really wanted one of them when I was home this summer.

I do plan on making an ornament of him because he is really cool.  If you haven't seen the ornament section of the Digi Shoppe, check it out they are really cute ornaments created out of resin going towards some great causes.

Don't forget our monthly Newsletter comes out December 1st, sign up and be the first to receive Digi Shoppe news as well as a new unreleased digi every month!

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Introducing Ornaments

Every year I try to create new ornaments for my Etsy Shop.  This year I decided no only to sell them on my Etsy Shop but also sell them on the Digi Shoppe because most are inspired by digis I created.  I also like to pick a specific charity to associate the ornaments with, it is the holiday season and giving back to those who are less fortunate is very important to me.

The charities I have picked are charities I have supported or volunteered at in some way shape or form in my youth.  Each ornament was casted in resin and hand painted.

I hope to have monsters and penguins finished soon.  I also hope everyone has a wonderful holiday and remember to stop and be thankful for the little things in life (like my children playing together and not fighting).

Monday, November 19, 2012

Monday Release

Today's release features fun patterns in festive holiday colors.

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I also decided to create Christmas ornaments out of Paperclay and resin inspired by the Digis from the Shoppe.

I hope to have them on the Shoppe by the end of the week also other Digis sculpted into ornaments as well.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Freebie Friday - Turkey Time

One of my favorite memories from my childhood (teenage years) is of Thanksgiving.  Every year my mom did the turkey for our huge family get together at my grandma's house.  My aunt really wanted to do the get together at her house instead of my grandma's house because she had more room.  Everyone agreed my mom gave the turkey to my aunt (cleaned prepped and ready to go into the oven) with directions Thanksgiving morning, because we were making pies and needed our oven.  My aunt does not cook or bake that is why we did everything at my parents house, I love her to death but I am pretty sure she can burn water.  We made the fixings at our house (potatoes, stuffing, etc) and was bringing them over when they were finished.  Around 5pm we head over to my aunt's house for dinner, we walk in and don't smell turkey.  I mentioned to my dad I don't smell turkey that turkey has been cooking for 4 hours there should be a turkey smell.

We got into the kitchen and I hear my mom, "You didn't turn the oven on?!?!"
"The note didn't say turn the oven on," replied my aunt.  The note said "350 for 3 hours" or some crazy thing like that.  She was right it did not say Turn Oven ON to 350 degrees - lol.
"I thought you would know to turn the oven on to cook the turkey," my mom replied.
"I thought it was weird but I didn't want to cause you any stress," my aunt said.

Needless to say we ate all the fixings and 3 hours later we ate turkey.  Remember if you are bringing something to serve at someone's house who does NOT cook everything needs to be written out in black and white.

In honor of our non-cooked feast here is a Freebie for everyone.

Click the Turkey to Download 1 Black & White and 1 Color PNG File

Monday, November 12, 2012

Monday Release - Candy Canes

I have been working on Christmas papers!  I really wanted to get quite a few different designs before Christmas comes.  My first batch of Christmas Paper this year is inspired by Candy Canes.

I have also been working on Dollar Stamps:

I hope everyone has a great week and we will see you on Friday for a New Freebie.  I also updated the Freebie Section of the blog so ALL the Freebies are in one place.  I will someday get around to relabeling them but for now I have so many ideas I want to create.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Freebie Friday!

I hope everyone has had a wonderful week and now that it is officially November I am starting on Christmas!  I am quite late to the party, I know but I have a strict policy no Christmas before Halloween.  This digi is inspired by my childhood, every year my dad would brave the 4 feet of snow to put up our old bulb Christmas Lights.  The lights would get really hot and melt the snow all around them, when the snow fell they would sizzle, the fact my childhood home never burnt to the ground is a miracle.  I see lights like this and I am instantly transformed back to my childhood, bundled up in my snowsuit telling my dad that lightbulb doesn't work after he just hung them.

Click the photo to download your set of Christmas Lights (1 BW PNG and 1 Color PNG)