Welcome To My Rambling Place

I want to "Thank You" for visiting my Rambling Place. This is a place for me to ramble about events in my Digiscrapping life as well as everything else....Welcome and I hope you enjoy it!!

Blinkie designed by Beckie at GDS!! Thank you Beckie - you RAWK!!! Check it out and get your own Build a Blinkie if you don't have one!! Feel free to grab my blinkie and link me!!

Blog Header and Blog Layout made by Allie Brown using Steel City Scraps, "Happy Days" kit!! Thank you Allie - your work is awesome!!

My Layouts

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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Instructions on how to use Frame Freebies...

Good Sunday morning!! How is everyone? Pretty good here!! I have been asked from several people on how to use the Frame Freebies. So, here's a little instructions on how to use them. These are for both PSP and PSE - those are the other two programs I have. Although most should be similar.

**Bring up your frame
**Select your magic wand tool
**Then click anywhere on the frame and then you should see little marching ants around the frame as well as the letter/symbols. Make sure that all of the letter have the little marching ants around them as well as in the little holes in them, such as the letter s A or D (to do this hold down the shift key and click in the little holes in the letters to make sure the marching ants are in there.
**Pull up the photo that you want to use.
**Click on select at the top and then select all (this is for PSE). Then click on edit and copy. For PSP simply click on edit and copy.
**Then go back to the frame layer. Go to layer at the top and click on add a new layer. (I do this so that if I don't like it I can simply delete the photo without messing up the frame).
**Next, click on edit and paste into selection.

Waaa-laaaaa - your photo should be in your frame now!! I hope this helps!! These instructions can be used for any templates that you may have - of course you will do the layers in different stages on most templates!!

I also had someone ask if I was going to be doing any Baby's Firsts frames. Hadn't thought of those - but thanks for the wonderful suggestion. I will get right on those. If you all have any other ideas and have suggestions for the Firsts let me know!! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!! See you soon!!


Friday, December 5, 2008

More BlogTrains and FREEBIES!..

Hello out there!! I hope you enjoyed the little goodies from yesterday and checked out the awesome blogtrains going on!! They are all awesome!! I have a couple more blogtrains to share with you as well as a few more frames!!


Here is a little sampling from A-liya!! You can download it here!!


Here is a sampling from Jessicasma (using Can Designs Adorable Kitten kit)

Visit Cottage Scrapbooks for the list of all of the blogs to visit!!

And here are your FREEBIES from me!!

Here's the I Love Grandpa frame I forgot yesterday!!

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And here's two frames that were by request but the person didn't leave their name - but here they are!!

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Hope you enjoy!!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Info and a FREEBIE...

Hello everyone!! How is everyone out there in digiland today? Me, pretty good. How was your Thanksgiving? Mine, was pretty good. Spent lunch at my cousins house. There was just my Mom, my brother and his fiance, my cousin and her husband, their daughter and son in law, and of course there was my family. The food was yummy and I finally got some rice dressing that my mom makes. YUMMY!! Others in the family have tried to make it but none of them come out as good as MOM's!! hee hee I have to remember to get that darn recipe. If I do I will share. I have never tasted any ones (other than my Grandmothers) that taste as good as here. Anyway, we spent the late afternoon and evening with Bentley's parents. But I was really too full to eat much there. Anyway, it was a great Thanksgiving!! Just thankful to be with family!!

Well, have you seen all of the blogtrains going on around in digiland? Check these out - I just want to say a big "THANK YOU" to all the people who participated in each one of them!! It renews my spirit in mankind. But then my digi-community always does.



Here is a sampling from Queen Brat Designs!! You can download it here and get the list for the rest of the blogtrain stops!! She also has other goodies from other blogtrains on her blog too!!

Next up is HOLIDAYS AT HOME from the ADS Designers...

Here is a sampling from Purple Dragonfly Creations!! You can download it here and get the rest of the blogtrain stops!!

Next up is the CHRISTMAS CONVOY...

Here is a sampling from DesignZ by DeDe! You can download here and get the list for the rest of the blogtrain stops!!

That is all I have for now!! Check out these awesome contributions from all of these wonderful people!!

Oh yeah, your FREEBIE....... Here are the rest of the I Love series of frames!! Although I just noticed that I don't have I Love Grandpa!! I will get that one done for you!!

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And I did Raga because that's what the grand kids call my mom!!

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And here's a sample of this one!!

I did Nannie because the grand kids call Bentley's mom that!!

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And here's a sample!!

And this one is because this is what the grand kids call Bentley's Dad!!

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Believe it or not I didn't have a photo to go with this one!! So, guess I have to make sure to get some taken!! Hee hee

Remember, I do take requests, so if there is one that you would like to see just leave me a little note!!


Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Sales and a Thanksgiving FREEBIE...

OMG - can you believe that Thanksgiving is tomorrow? I can't believe how fast time flies. Seems like it was just January and here we are almost at the end of the year. WOW - can't believe it!! But I guess I have to deal with it huh? LOL Anyway, check out my stuff below:


Groovy Scraps is having a Turkey Sale!! Even on CU items like these below from Tracy Drane.

Gingerbread House Template, on sale for $1.40!!!

Christmas Tree Templates, on sale for $1.60!!!

Christmas Bulb Template for just $1.20!!!

I am sure that there are more sales!! Be sure to check them out!!


I have a couple of frame FREEBIES for you in celebration of Thanksgiving!! Since I won't be online tomorrow I am giving them out today!!

All of these are in one file download!!

Happy Thanksgiving to you all!! May you have a wonderful day with your family and friends!!


Monday, November 24, 2008

12 Days of Silver Treats Free Jewelry

Silver Treats is hosting a 12 Days of Silver Giveaway where one in every 5 entries will automatically win a $10 gift certificate to their store and a 12 grand prize winners will receive a set of Silver Jewelry. Deadline to enter is Nov 30th. Here's a sample of the daily drawings:

Check it out!!


Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Wordless Wednesday @ 5 minutes for MOM

The new site that I found 5 minutes for Mom has what is called Wordless Wednesdays. Hope I am doing this right!!

First Time with milk & cookies


Monday, November 17, 2008

Hello all!! How are you guys doing? Pretty good here. Busy, busy, busy!! I found this new wonderful site this morning!! Have you heard of 5 minutes for MOM? This is a wonderful site with lots of information. There is also a Christmas Giveaway - lots of fun prizes you could win... Anyway, they are also having a food Photo Contest with Prego!! They prize is $500.00 for Groceries. Who doesn't need that in today's economy? Anyway, here's my photo of Caden that I am entering. Hope it's not too late!! Check out this wonderful site!!

Caden at 9 mos. eating some yummy spaghetti!! LOL!!!



Thursday, November 13, 2008

Walk for Diabetes, Layout shares and a FREEBIE

Good morning all!! Been awhile!! I tell you that little one keeps me so busy!! But I have a few things to share with you.

First, my oldest son, Tyler, is doing a School Walk for Diabetes. This is a disease that hits our family close. Tylers deceased father, B.J. had diabetes, so we know how important it is to keep informed. I want Tyler to learn all about it so that he doesn't end up with it. I don't usually do this but I thought that this was important and would like it if you could visit Tyler's webpage and sponsor him by making a small donation. I know that times are tuff but any donation you make will help. Thank you in advance.


Here are a couple of layouts I did recently using Island Girl Designs Along Came a Spider kit. You can find it at Moo Two Designs or Designs in Digital.

Preview of Island Girl Designs Along Came a Spider kit!!

This is Caden being a spider. But he calls it bug!! He is so amused by the word BUG!! He says it so funny - we all crack up when he says it!!

This is Tyler and Caden!! Tyler was Darth Vader!!

And last but not least is your FREEBIE!! I got to thinking that I had only done I Love Mommy frame - so why not include others. So, here's I Love Daddy frame!! Enjoy!!

And here's Caden and his Daddy or D as he calls him!! It's funny I guess Caden just got lazy and he calls me Ma and his Daddy D!! Too cute!!

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Stay tuned for more I Love frames!!



Tuesday, October 28, 2008

New look and my B'day Gift

Hello all!! It's been awhile!! Been busy with the little munchkin and stuff!! I had a BIRTHDAY on the 17th (the big "37")!! Whoo hoooo!!! Just another day really!! Ended up helping Bentley work on a side job on my Birthday!! Of all days, huh? Oh well, it was fun - gave us some time together. Anyways, look what MAMA got for her B'day (well, it's a family present really)!!

Isn't he the cutest? His name is Tiger (Winnie the Pooh Tiger)!! He is 9 weeks old now!! I took him to the vet on last Friday and he was a little under weight (1.6 pounds) and has an upper respiratory infection, (vet gave me medicine) but other than that he is perfect!! I can tell that he will be up to par on his weight soon - because he is always hungry - tries to take stuff away from you!! So cute!! He's a cuddler - which I was hoping for!! Let's just hope that he doesn't outgrow it!! Will keep you updated on him!!


I finally got a new look!! Been trying for awhile to figure this blog layout and header stuff!! Even made my own but having trouble loading it right!! Must have it in the wrong size or something!! Anyway, I found a really great gal who give them away - Allie Brown!! This lady does awesome work and it was so easy to add - she even gives you directions on her blog. Check her out - THANKS Allie for the great layout and Designs by Vicki for allowing Allie to use her "Summer Cocktails" kit!!


As many of you know I host the Needle in a Haystack Treasure Hunt at Moo Two Designs. This month we have a wonderful kit from Gail P. called Autumn Leaves. Check it out:

Isn't that an awesome kit? If you want it all you have to do is visit me at Moo Two in the Needle in a Haystack Treasure Hunt and find the links to download!! Thanks to Gail P. for this beautiful kit this month!!
Moo Two Designs also has a new look!! So bright and cheery!! Check it out!!

Sorry, don't have a freebie today, but I will be back with one in a few days!! Have to get busy scrapping!! Ugh - I'm so far behind!! hee hee



Thursday, October 23, 2008

The Book of Revelations!

I received this in an email.

This will make you re-think : A Trivia question in Sunday School : Howlong is the beast allowed to have authority in Revelations ? Guess theAnswer? Revelations Chapter 13 tells us it is 42 months, and you know what that is.
Almost a four-year term to a Presidency. All I can say is Lord Have Mercy on us.!!!!!!According to The Book of Revelations the anti-Christ is:The anti-Christ will be a man, in his 40's, of MUSLIM descent, who willdeceive the nations with persuasive language, and have a MASSIVE Christ-like appeal....the prophecy says that people will flock to him and he will promise false hope and world peace, and when he is in power, will destroy everything ..
Is it OBAMA?? I STRONGLY URGE each one of you to repost this as many times as you can!
Each opportunity that you have to send it to a friend or media outlet...do it! I refuse to take a chance on this unknown candidate who came out of nowhere....


Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Popular Songs

My good friend Gloria Val Verde me to this fun site that will tell you the popular song on the day you were born. What a cool thing!! Mine was Maggie Mae/Reason to Believe by Rod Stewart. It will also tell you songs on other dates (examples: The day you got married, the day your child was born, etc.). Here are a few more that I found:

The day Ben (dh/so) was born: Baby Come Back by Player

The day my oldest son Tyler was born: The Boy is Mine by Brandy & Monica

The day my youngest Caden was born: SexyBack by Justin Timberlake

The day I got married: Have You Ever REally Loved a Woman by Bryan Adams

The day my Mom was born: I Love You by Bing Crosby

The day my Dad was born: I Will Follow Him by Little Peggy March

Fun to see those!! Check it out and see what the popular song was on your special days!!


Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Another FRAME FREEBIE by request

Hello all!! How is everyone today? Me, pretty good. Kind of in a rush today though - got soccer practice in about an hour. So, onto the goody of the day. JudyLou had requested the following frame, so here it is. Hope that you all can use it!!

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Sorry I don't have a preview using this one!! Maybe JudyLou can send me one using it!! Hint!! Hint!! hee hee


Groovy Scraps CU SALE

Groovy Scraps is having a Designers dream CU Sale!! Check it out!!


Friday, October 10, 2008

Big Boy Bed and some FREEBIES!!!

Hello everyone!! How's it going? Here it is pretty well. Guess what we did last night? That's right we changed Caden's crib into a toddler (Big Boy Bed). I have been dreading this day but knew it was coming. It only took about 45 minutes and lots of putting him back into the bed before he actually stayed in the bed and fell asleep. Check out his Big Boy Bed...

I thought ahead when I bought the crib and got a 4-in-1 that would change from crib to toddler bed to full size bed. Let me tell you it is well worth the money so that you don't have to buy a toddler bed (which they seem to outgrow in no time) or a full size. Will just have to buy the mattress. The only bad thing is when he gets up in the morning I won't be able to lay in the bed for a few more minutes like I could when he was in his crib. He is such a busy body that as soon as he wakes he's on the go. My little one is growing up (too fast)!! Sniff!! Sniff!!

Now I have some more FRAME FREEBIES for you. Donna has requested Grandkids. So, here it is along with other versions.


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And here's my example:


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And here's my example:


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And here's my example:


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And here's my example:

I separated them so that you aren't with frames that you might not want!! I hope that you enjoy them and remember that I am taking requests!!