Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Christmas is almost here!

The weather is really COLD! Brrrrrr. But, I think most of the really bad weather is going north of us. Thank goodness. I have a few more LOs to show you, and I am still working on a freebie so keep checking back. I'll get it up eventually.

December Birthday
Credits: Faerie Holiday by DigiZines by Teri Hanson

Santa Baby
Credits: Cranberries-n-Cream by Veronica Spriggs, available at DSB

Comfy and Cozy
Credits: December Home & Hearth Megakit from Stone Accents Studio

Kate Birthday Party
Credits: Tis the Season by Sweet Made

Tom & Charlie & Herbie
Credits: Home & Hearth December Megakit from Stone Accents Studio

Patricia 1948
Credits: Milady by Monika Designs

Aunt Betty
Credits: Milady by Monika Designs

Friday, December 19, 2008

Winter is Here

We've had a little snow but now it is starting to get really cold. Ugh. I don't like the cold weather, especially if it is windy too. We had lots of freezing rain last night and the trees are all icy this morning. It is supposed to warm up a little today, but not too much above freezing. Hubby says it will at least melt the ice off the trees. Here are a few of the LOs I have done in the past few weeks. I am working on another freebie for you, so check back soon. In the meantime, I hope you are enjoying the holiday season.

Making a List
Credits: Its Christmas by Verena Karolyi, available at DigiscrapBoutique.

Tom & Charlie Christmas
Credits: Home & Hearth, December Megakit, from Stone Accents Studio

Love Bug
Credits: Bashful Romance by Ambowife, available at Stone Accents Studio

Home for the Holidays
Credits: SAS November Megakit, Winter Wonderland, by the SAS Team, available at Stone Accents Studio.

Christmas Puppy
Credits: Tis the Season by Sweet Made, available at ashaleeandsweet.com

Charlie Christmas2007
Credits: Tis the Season by Sweet Made, available at ashaleeandsweet.com

Charlie Snowmobile
Credits: Country Christmas by Jean Daugherty, available at DSB.

Celeste - Thanksgiving08
Credits: SAS November Megakit, Winter Wonderland, by the SAS Team, available at Stone Accents Studio.

Celeste November08
Credits: Magical Winter by Katrin Designs, available at DSB.

She said YES
Credits: FEUILLES d'AUTOMNE by Maria Designs, available at DSB.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Another Freebie for You

I didn't have time to get on yesterday. I have another quickpage for you. This time from the beautiful kit, Mish Mosh, made by my sister for the blog train. You can find her kit HERE. The preview does not do it justice! Hope you like the quickpage, and don't forget to leave a comment if you snag it.

Get the quickpage HERE
Password is party

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

More Freebies

I have yet another freebie for you. This time a mini-kit, with a paper, frame, bows, ribbon, ornament and an alpha. I call it Winter Frost. I hope you like it. Don't forget to leave me a comment if you snag it.

You can get them HERE:
Winter Frost Mini Kit
Winter Frost Alpha
Password is: party

Here is a closer view of the alpha

Be sure to scroll down for more goodies!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


I have another freebie for you -- another quickpage made with my Winter Fun blog party kit. I hope you enjoy it!

You can get it HERE
Password is party

Scroll down to get the full kit!

Sunday, November 30, 2008


It's a party -- and you get all the presents! Each participant in this blog party has a beautiful gift for you. Christmas has arrived early this year! For my part, I created my first ever kit. I was pleased with how it came out, so I hope you like it too. The kit will be available from December 1 through December 7, so if 4shared is a little slow, try back later. Here are some previews:

Since this is my first ever blog party, and it is my first ever kit, I would love it if you made a LO with it and sent me a link. That would be a first for me too! And, please, if you download, be sure to leave me a note. Thanks so much and enjoy the fun!

You can get my part HERE
The password is: party

AND, be sure to check out my sister's blog as she has a beautiful surprise for you as well. You can find her HERE

Be sure to check out the rest of the party, and don't forget to leave some Love!

Chris Lee
Auntie Social
patchas <-- YOU ARE HERE

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Phhhew, it's over.

Phew, it's over. But, what a wonderful time we had. The house was full of kids, grandkids and our two great-granddaughters, and there was lots of food and fun and games, and of course photos! We loved every minute. The cleanup is all done, everything is back in its place, everyone has gone home, and now we can sit back with our feet up and reflect on another wonderful Thanksgiving. Despite all the food we sent home with everyone, our refrigerators are full of leftovers and I won't have to cook for a week (ha!) Hubby is taking a nap after getting up early to see our son and family off, and I am catching up on my posting and readying my surprise for Monday (you did remember there will be a surprise, right?) Here are a few more LOs that I managed to get done.

Halibut Fishing
Credits: One Winters Night by Darlene Haughin, available at Stone Accents Studio

Columbia Ice Field
Credits: One Winters Night by Darlene Haughin, available at Stone Accents Studio

Celeste Christmas 2007
Credits: Divalicious Christmas Collection by Digi Diva Wear at Ashaleeandsweet

Trimming the Tree
Credits: Visions of Sugar Plum & Add On by Sweet Made

Tis the Season
Credits: Winter Mint by Sweet Made

From the talented designers at Digiscrapboutique...

Diann and Joe
Credits: Myself Inspired by Jady Day Studio

Things I Love About You
Credits: Garden Love by Julaender

The Balloon
Credits: Sublime by Joanne Bain Designs

Siblings - October 2008
Credits: Sublime by Joanne Baine Designs

Exit Glacier
Credits: Sugarplum Fae2, a DSB Collaboration

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving and News

To all my family and friends, far and near, I wish you the most blessed and Happy Thanksgiving. May you take time to reflect on those things in life that are most precious to you, and have a wonderful day filled with friends and family. We are having the family here for Thanksgiving Day and we are really looking forward to it. Our son from Missouri should arrive shortly with his family. We will put them to work setting up tables. Most of the casseroles are finished and in the refrigerator. I still need to set the tables, dig out some serving dishes etc., but will have time to relax some this evening before the hulabaloo tomorrow. It is hard to believe the holidays are upon us. Where did this year go?
Are you ready for more news? I have an exciting surprise (and another first) for you coming up. Watch for it on Monday, December 1st!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Woo Hoo AGAIN!!

I am really jazzed! My first thing EVER, up for sale. If you need an idea for a unique gift this Christmas, check out the CD Case Calendar by ME for sale at AshaleeandSweet. On sale now at 50 percent off!

Get it HERE

Monday, November 17, 2008


Ok, so I am easily excited by things...LOL. First, Veronica Spriggs (Vivarant) invited me to be on the Creative Team for Digiscrapboutique, and then she asked me to be CT Manager. Wow. Have you seen the talent at this place?! First of all the designers are all top notch with some of the most beautiful kits I have seen anywhere, and the Creative Team ... what can I say? These girls do some awesome layouts. Go check out the kits in the store, and then check out the Gallery to get some inspiration. Wow. I am thrilled to be part of this group. Thanks so much Veronica! On another front, I have some more exciting news, but that will have to wait until tomorrow. Maybe I will have some time to post some of my recent layouts. I have been super busy with the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday as we are again hosting the whole family, and I am trying to figure out how I am going to fit everything in my freezer until then. I can't believe it will already be next week. I am so not ready. Our son and his family are coming in from St. Louis, so we will have them here for the long weekend and I am hoping they will again help us put up all the Christmas decorations while they are here. The grandkids had such a great time setting up the tree for us last time, and it was a great photo op! And our son can climb the ladder easier than hubby to put up the decorations outside -- if only the weather cooperates! We've already had our first snow yesterday and today it has been snowing on and off. Well, better go and get some real life chores out of the way.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

News Soon!

I have some exciting news to tell you... but not yet. In the meantime, it has been a busy, busy week. Our granddaughter had an Election Day party so we could all sit around and watch the returns as the polls closed. Yesterday we drove with friends to a small town near here for German Night. It was delicious. Yum. Tomorrow we are going to a Veteran's Day Concert. And in between, run, run, run. I have a few more layouts to post and then I will be caught up. These are from the beautiful designs of Ashalee Wall and Sweet Made.

Mom and Dad
Credits: Mehndi by Ashalee Wall

Michelle - Christmas07
Credits: Visions of Sugarplums by Sweet Made

Believe in the Magic
Credits: Visions of Sugarplums by Sweet Made

Credits:: Autumn Fantasy by Sweet Made

Richie & Anne
Credits: My Winter Blu by Sweet Made

The Kiss
Credits: My Winter Blu by Sweet Made

Mickey Heart Linda
Credits: Sweet Halloween by Sweet Made

Diann - Halloween95
Credits: Sweet Halloween by Sweet Made

And these two are from the talented Designers at goDigitalScrapbooking:

Credits: Romantic Season by verena Karolyi

Credits: School Fun by Dani Alencar

Friday, October 31, 2008


Happy Halloween to you all. If you are looking for the freebie QP, scroll down to the previous post. Halloween was celebrated in our town yesterday. Our neighborhood has a pre-treat party for the kids with hot dogs, soups, side dishes etc. before the kids go door to door. We had quite a few children come by but we still have candy left over. Good thing it is the kind we like...LOL. The most darling trick-or-treaters were a set of twins dressed as lions. When their mom said "What do you say?", they roared at me instead of saying "Trick or Treat". One then climbed up into the house to get closer so I wouldn't have to stoop down to fill her basket, while the other twin dropped her basket so she could use both hands to help herself to the candy bowl I was carrying...LOL. They were adorable! Here are some layouts from the fab designers at Stone Accents Studio. There are some special events starting today, and for Digital Scrapbooking Day tomorrow, so be sure to stop by.

Maid of Honor
Credits: Victorian Affair by Monika Designs

Charlie heart Pat
Credits: Victorian Affair by Monika Designs

Snug Harbor 3
Credits: Take a Hike by Jeanette Bollinger

Autumn 2008
Credits: Take a Hike by Jeanette Bollinger

Emma's Missing Tooth
Credits: Tooth Fairy by Mamrotka

Linda Brushing Teeth
Credits: Tooth Fairy by Mamrotka