Sunday, February 27, 2011


    My friend Mars (you may remember her from this post), has an awesome RAK on her blog! For those of you not "in the know" a RAK is a Random Act of Kindness. She's giving away an awesome $10 gift card to Skute Designs' store. Now, if you're one of my followers who doesn't digiscrap, but has been wanting to get into it, this may be a perfect opportunity! (Shawntae!!) Or maybe you're a friend who loves free digiscrap stuff! (Val!!) Either way, it's a great giveaway and you should pop over there and sign up! All you have to do is leave a simple is that?!?!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Introducing Dream's Place Atelier!

  So you know that Energizer Bunny thread over at DST that keeps going and going? This is the thread that Maressa of Dream's Place Atelier (DPA) (known by her fans as simply "Mah") started. It went a little something like this: post and post and post some more to this thread. Throughout it all, Mah would give out prizes and the goal was to get the thread to be a record-breaker in the forums. Our goal was to hit 1,000 pages...that's 10,000 posts! Well, as you know, we did it! And had a blast and made so many friends while doing it!

   So anyway, Mah is the new resident designer at Zig Zag Scraps! They did an interview with her to introduce her to all they're followers and fans. Ch-ch-check it out >>>here<<< 
And check out her store at Zig Zag here. But if you really want a deal, check out her store at Digiscrappers Brasil!  So many things on sale and this deal:

  Make your own bundle for only $6.75!

 And just so you know, this post is not at the bequest of Mah. No one asked me to write this. I did it because I'm a true fan and Mah takes care of her fans. So check her out! Her designs are awesome and she's awesome! Simply put, I, Kate, think that Mah, and her designs at Dream's Place Atelier are:

That is all. 

Love to all! 

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Day (or week) of the dead

  I'm sick. Seems like I've been sick a lot, but really, I don't get sick all that much. I had a sinus infection that came on full force in just a couple of days. I'm pretty miserable. The coughing and wheezing this time around and really bad. I haven't slept in days. I'm running on about 4 hours of sleep in 4 days. Yeah, I'm tired. I can't wait to have a good night's sleep!

  Wanted to share my latest LO with you all. I really hope to get back into the scrapping groove...been in a little bit of a rut. Anyway, here 'tis:

Kit: Sparky Connection by Caged Bird Designs (Freebie for
Scrap Street)

   Next I'm really going to try to scrap with some kits I got from DigiScrap Brasil from my favorite: Dream's Place Atelier! She's my girl! ♥ U Mah!

   Next time I write, hopefully I'll be feeling much better!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Welcome new followers...friends

   I gotta tell you, I have made such awesome and diverse friends over at DST. There were a core bunch of us that stayed on this one thread for such a long time (a record for DST, I bet!) and we got to be friends and I think that is so cool. Just wanted to say welcome to my boring blog:





And the infamous Mars (see previous post)

  I also participate pretty regularly in the Creative Forum Discussion at DST as well. (I've mentioned them quite a few times.) Here are a couple people I've met through that thread:



I'm serious when I say these ladies are ALL great artists and/or designers and I am so glad I've met them. They continually provide me inspiration, education and laughs.

Thank you ladies. Sorry my blog isn't more exciting, but I'm glad to have you around.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Mars, this poopy post is for you

   I have this friend named Mars. She's a princess. She's Filipino. A Filipino pirate. She's a preschool teacher. She's a ball buster. She's great. I have this story I'd like to share, and I'm going to dedicate it to Pirate Princess Mars. It's a story about poop (not my own, don't worry). You may stop reading now, if you wish...

   Sunday morning, I got up and sat at the computer, like every other morning. I thought I smelled cat poop. Ick. I looked everywhere. I went to go look at the litter box and noticed the opening to it was blocked off by hubby when he was doing laundry the day before. So I cleaned the litter box out thinking that was where the smell was coming from. I *thought* after I did that, the smell seemed better (that's what I get for thinking).

   When I went to get Maylee up, I noticed that the sunrise was beautiful! The sky was so pink and pretty! We looked out of one of the windows upstairs, but we couldn't see it as well as if we were looking out the kitchen window, which looks East. So I carried her downstairs to open the blinds and look out the window. I think you know where this is going...

   I got downstairs, stepped on the mat in front of the sink to open the kitchen window blinds and SQUISH. I had found the poop. With my bare feet. This, my dear friends, is not something I'd recommend. Maylee said, "eeewww, poopy!" So I cleaned it all up and it was over with. Oh, not before I laid a guilt trip on my husband about it first, though! LOL

   So that is the story about how I stepped in cat poop.

Mars, I thought of you the whole time I wrote this poopy post.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Reminiscing ruminations

   My little dear daughter has been giving me some T-R-O-U-B-L-E for a couple days. She sure is testing her limits and all that terrible-twos jazz. And night times have been H-E-L-L. Yes, that's the second time I've done the spell-it-out-with-hyphens-to-emphasize-the-word thing in the same paragraph. So shoot me, I'm tired. Anyway, back to night time. Maylee has been wanting me to pick her up and snuggle her (those are her words..."Can I have a snuggle?") multiple times in the middle of the night. I usually do it the first time, and then try to put my foot down if she does it again. Well, for a couple nights now, when I tell her I'm not going to pick her up (I lean over the side of the crib and hold her while she's still standing up), she has gotten VERY mad! I've never heard her scream like she did on one particular night...ever. Whew. So after a couple of really bad nights, I've decided to pick her up when she feels like she needs me to for the next two weeks. I'm hoping that the need to be snuggled constantly kinds of goes away a little. Fingers crossed.

   All this attitude has got me thinking lately about how much she's grown up. I decided to scrap a page with my all-time favorite picture of Maylee. These pics were taken the day she turned one week old.



Papers: Sweet Pea by Teresebelle Designs
Shape mask: Teresebelle Designs
Elements: Moments by Cinzia
Alpha: My Heart's Dream (blog train) by Designs by Anita (Richards)

   I'm off for now. Love to all...

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Another barf-worthy post

  It's February. The month of LOOOOOOVE. So kill me for feeling all lovey-dovey about my man. Here's another LO I did about us. This was for the Creative Forum Discussion challenge over at DST. This week we were challenged to make a LO with no photos! For some people, this wasn't a challenge at all. Apparently, a lot of people scrap with no photos. We were supposed to scrap a memory that we didn't have any photos of. And this is what I came up with.

                                  [Click to open in new window to read journalling. Please.] 

I had a lot of emotions while creating this LO. It's a great memory, good times overcoming bad times and all that. I truly do love my husband like crazy.

Love to all in this lovey-dovey month!