Friday, March 28, 2008

Another Book and New Kits

** If you're looking for my 1st FREEBIE - please scroll down two entries **
************* New one coming soon - I promise :) ****************************

Things have been very busy around here lately. Kaylee was chosen to represent her school in a UIL competition in writing and she's singing "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" at her school's talent show. Sometimes my 8 year old has a busier schedule to keep up with than I do - hehe.

Last weekend I went to a wonderful class on a tag book at Joni's house. It was a lot of fun and I learned some great new techniques - I love going to her classes!

This week I got the call to start on a new book for Design Originals. I'm very excited about it, but can't let the cat out of the bag yet regarding what it's about. My "Welcome Wreaths" book should be back from the printers soon and I can't wait to see it. It's so cool to see your projects in a book - it's sort of surreal.

I've also been working on some new kits for I hope you'll check them out. I hope to have a new freebie here very soon - sorry for the delay - things have just been very hectic! Please keep checking back - I plan to make it worth your while. :)

~Til next time,

Monday, March 17, 2008

Busy Week

**** If you are looking for my freebie - it is on the previous post - please scroll down ******

This past week was a busy but fun one. Both kids had their Easter/Spring parties last week and are on spring break this week. Zachary was so cute hunting eggs. When all the eggs were gone, he came up to me and said - "But I'm not done yet!". All the kids were so cute! Kaylee's party was fun too. They got to have ice cream sundaes that they earned doing math facts. After 20+ sundaes, I think I'm ready for a job at an ice cream shoppe.

I have also been hard at work on some new kits. Two of them are on PurplePaperFlowers already. One is a doodle embellishment kit, and the other is a set of 6 of my Baby Food Jars that everyone has loved in paper, so I made them in a digital kit. The doodles I'm especially proud of. I drew all the doodles myself and embellished them with paint, glitter, and much more. Go check them out!

There are more kits on the way and they should be on next week. I'm going to try to get a new freebie here on the blog this week too, so be sure to check back from time to time. I'm off to work on the new kits.

~Til next time,

Friday, March 7, 2008

Here's My First Freebie - YEA

Hey everyone - I'm accomplishing one of my goals - I've officially learned to post a freebie on my blog. This is a sample of my larger kits, Harlequin Paper Pack and Harlequin Elements Kit, currently available for sale at I hope you enjoy it and I'd love to hear any comments you have about it. This is my way of saying thanks to everyone who checks out my blog and to my customers. I hope to change them out regularly, so be sure to check back. DOWNLOAD FREEBIE HERE

Special thanks to Amanda for showing me something new and helping me accomplish this goal - You Rock!



Thursday, March 6, 2008

Let it Snow!

It is snowing like crazy here in Saginaw, Texas. I don't think I've seen this much snow at one time in the 15 or so years that I've lived here. I'm guessing we have about 3 inches of snow with a layer of sleet and ice underneath. My guess is that we'll all be home tomorrow. I feel a snow day coming on :) The kids went out and played in it for a while. It's just so wet that you can't do much with it. If we all get to stay home tomorrow, that will just give me more time to work on stuff for the Grand Opening Celebration at PPF, yea!

I'm so excited about the Grand Opening Celebration at Purple Paper Flowers this weekend. It starts Friday night and goes through Sunday. There's all sorts of contests, prizes, and lots of fun. I hope you all will check it out! I'm getting ready to work on something to go in the grab bag that will be given away. That grab bag is going to be awesome and you will all want to get it - I can assure you!

If you go to the Grand Opening this weekend, post me a note and tell me what you think. I'd also love to hear what you think of my new kit, Harlequin. There's one Paper Pack and an Element Kit. Happy shopping and everyone try to stay warm.

~til next time,

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

February - sick month

Yes - that's right - February has now been labeled "sick month" at the Phillips' house. While in California at CHA I got sick. I was so bummed on top of not feeling well. I had so looked forward to CHA and I felt so bad that I didn't even get to go look around. As it ended up - I had the flu and then got acute Bronchitis on top of it. Then just when I started to think I was getting better, my cough got worse and I then ended up in the ER clinic only to find out that I had developed Pluresy (sp ?) in my right lung. All this took about 3 weeks, and I'm just now starting to feel back to myself. Luckily, my husband was great and locked me in my room and kept himself and the kids away from me - so they managed not to get the flu from me - thank goodness! My son did however get an infection in the bottom of his lung, a sinus infection, and ear infection. He's doing much better now. I'll just be so happy if we can go a couple of weeks without anyone being sick! I know I've had a lot of people praying for me and thank you so much for that.

I haven't been able to do much since I've been sick, so I don't have anything new to report for myself. My daughter, however, has given us a lot to be proud of lately. She did a fabulous job at the tryouts for the talent show. She's singing "Somewhere Over The Rainbow". She also was chosen to compete in the UIL Writing competition for her school. Only about 30 students out of 800+ were chosen to compete. We are so proud of her. Now we are working on her 3rd grade project - a solar system replica. I was overwhelmed when she told me - but she has just taken it on and is doing a great job. I'll have to post a photo when she's done. She painted 4 planets last night and shocked me with the details she added. I guess you could say I'm one proud Mama!

Hopefully I'll have some new stuff for you soon since I'm finally starting to feel better. I hope you all have been well, and I'll try not to get sick and not post for 3 weeks again - hehe.

~Til nex time,