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Saturday, August 30, 2008

Practice Makes Perfect

OK, I need to say sorry to everyone who has requests in. It was another long day for me, and this WordArt freebie was fast and easy, so here it is :) We went to the lake this morning with some friends, and didn't get home till 1:30. Then, my parents left at 4pm to go to Utah for the weekend (yeah, who drives 14 hours to spend a day and a half, then drives 14 hours home again?), and my Aunt, myself, and my kids went to North Bend (about 50 mintues away) to go to Wal-Mart.

Jacob, my oldest, broke his glasses earlier in the day. Apparently, he just pulls off and on his shirts, and doesn't remove his glasses first. Well, it loosened the screw that held the lens in place, and it fell out and was gone forever. So, he had to go the rest of the day without his glasses. And he can't really see too well without them. Poor guy.

The nice lady at Wal-Mart was able to get us a new screw, and also replace a nose pad that had fallen off. He was VERY grateful to get his glasses back. I know that I'd be sick if I didn't wear my contacts/glasses for the afternoon. And I wouldn't know who anyone was - ha! Yep, I'm that blind!

We also took back my son, Tom's Air Soft gun that we just got him. We bought the $11 gun, but should have bought the $14 one. So, if anyone out there is buying one of these Air Soft guns for their kids, go for the slightly more expensive one, it'll work better - LMBO!

I am also kicking around the idea of getting a new laptop. This one is SO SLOW! What should take me 10 minutes to design is taking me 30-45 minutes. I just need a little more RAM. But, I'm using my "designing money" to pay for my trip to KY to see my hubby graduate from Basic Training in October, so I'm gonna have to work something else out. Hmmmmm....... I was quite proud of myself though. I figured it all out, and between the flights, the car, and the hotel, my trip may cost about $800. And, with my next Scraporchard paycheck, I should just about have that covered. So, thanks to all of you who have bought my WordArt in the past few months! You're helping me to go and see my Sweetheart!!!

So, here's the WordArt for today! Hope you like it, and you can use it! Click on the image below to go to my 4shared account to download the PNG file, and leave some love if you like my work.

Thanks, you guys, for letting me know that I'd forgotten to link up the WordArt - I guess I should play it off as if I meant to do it, cause practice makes perfect or something, but really I just forgot - LOL! But, it's all done and working now :)

Perfect - Luxury Royale JF
All rest - Too Much Paper

Friday, August 29, 2008

TV Junkie

OK, you guys, do we have a sale for you! First, we have this AWESOME sale, where if you spend $10, then you get $4.04 off! And, I just happen to have 4 new WordArt packs out! So, if you got them all, it would be $10.00, with $4.04 off! What a deal!!! (excludes Farmer's Market items)

Click HERE to go to my Scraporchard store, and start SAVING all sorts of MONEY!!!

And, our Farmers Market is back for a limited time! Be sure to check out all of the GREAT DEALS in there! All products in the Farmer's Market are only $1.00! I put 10 items in there! Yep, 10!!! Can you believe it!

Dulcet WordArt Pack
Travel WordArt Pack
Sweetness WordArt Pack
LDS WordArt Pack
Parenthood WordArt Pack
Children WordArt Pack
And You Smell Like One Too WordArt Pack
Baby Attitude WordArt Pack
Girls WordArt Pack
In Bloom WordArt Pack

Yeah, I'm not gonna link these up, cause I'm SO tired tonight, but you can go to the Scraporchard Farmer's Market by clicking HERE! Have fun shopping!!!

So, it's quickly turning into a LONG post, but I just have a tiny bit more to share :) We got to meet Joe and Eme's teachers yesterday, and I think they'll be PERFECT fits for both kids! Jacob got his 6th grade schedule, and got to get a peek at his new school. We got Eme signed up for Cheerleading, and Tom signed up for Flag Football. Jacob had his 2nd tackle football practice (he's gonna be on the line - ha! was there every any doubt?). We passed on the circus, since I was SO tired, and starting to get a headache. We took the kids out to A&W instead, and watched a family movie. Much more my speed - LOL!

And, on to your freebie! I was TOO tired last night after watching "The Seeker" with the kids (pretty good, considering). I didn't do a request, I just did the first thing that came to mind - LOL! It even turned out pretty cute! Hehehehe. Hope you like it! If your kids are anything like mine, you should have some photos you can use with it! LOL!

T, V - Smargana
Junkie - Tingle Institute

Thursday, August 28, 2008

New Blinkies



2 New Blinkies, hot off the press, just for you - LOL! The first one is a sampling from my almost 50 WordArt packs for sale at Scrap Orchard, and the 2nd is just a plain old blinkie for me! So, snag them if you like them!

Back 2 School

Well, my little boy is playing 6th grade Tackle Football this year! Holy cow, am I ready for this?!!! He got his helmet and mouth guard tonight, and had his first practice. He was so tired when he got home, but had a big smile on his face. I think he really liked it! Way to go, Jacob! I think that we're gonna sign up Tom (3rd grade) for Flag Football, and Eme (1st grade) for Cheerleading. Luckily, those are much cheaper than the Tackle football - ha! I've never been a sports parent before, we'll see how I do. I'm not one for driving kids all around all the time. I'm WAY too much of a homebody. LOL! Good thing Florence is a TINY town, and I can get from one end to the other in about 5 minutes. hehehe.

Are you ready to see my new WordArt for the week? You are? Oh good!!! Well, here it is! I have 4 new packs again this week - woohoo for me! Wednesday has become my "design like crazy" day - hehehe. Hopefully it paid off! Click on the WordArt packs below to follow the links to the store :)

This WordArt request is from Amberlee. I thought it turned out pretty cute :) Hope you like it, girl! Click on the image below to go to my 4shared account to download the PNG file, and leave some love if you like my work. Thanks!

Back, 2, school - SchoolScriptDashed

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Sunshine on My Shoulder

OK, you guys, did you know it's been 30 days!!! Captain America has been gone for a LONG TIME! I've been doing really well, for the most part, but got a bit sad on Monday. Missing my sweetheart!

It's Birthday Party time again - Yes, I know. You're getting tired of all the b-day pictures, but that's the price you pay for WordArt freebies - ha!

This time, it was the party for my oldest, Jacob. He's b-day is really on Sunday, but since my parent will be in Utah visiting my sister and her family, we did it early. Here's his Transformers donut cake - cute, eh?

Hehehe, look at his eyes, all sparkling! He was so excited about the tall, sparkley candles - ha!

B-day money is always good. We actually drove to the city to go to Wal-mart so that Joe (just turned 5) and Jake (turning 11) could spend their b-day dollars (even if it was a bit early for Jake).

And, here's what he got with his b-day dollars. An Air Soft Pistol. The little neighbor boys have them, and were letting my boys use them yesterday. They had such fun, they decided that they wanted some for their own. Tom had $5.00, so I loaned him the other $6 so he could get one too. Jacob's was a bit better than Tom's, but they both seemed to enjoy them. Check out Jacob's form. Nice. I think his Dad needs to teach him how to shoot - ha!

This one's a little bit better. Good job, Jacob! See the neat target thingy it came with. Not too bad for $14.98 (gun, a few plastic bullets, and target thingy)!

Ha! I remembered this week! Aren't you proud of me! I was beginning to think that I'd never remember - hehehe. I actually made this WordArt on Monday night, so I was more than prepared. Yeah for me!

This WordArt request is from Emily, and is so cute! I thought it would be perfect on all of your summer and sunny layouts! Click HERE to go to Scraporchard to download the folder, but remember, you have to be logged into the gallery to get it :)


Tuesday, August 26, 2008

got music?

So I finished my vampire book series last night! My family will be glad to have me around again - LOL! This is exactly why I don't read books on a regular basic. I get "sucked in", and just have to finish the silly thing off. It really was a good read, and now that I'm done, you don't have to keep listening to me going on and on about it - hehehe. But, just one more time, it really was good! I thoroughly enjoyed myself. I must say, though, I don't think I'd let my early teen daughters (if I had them) read it. Great if you're married, though. Just my though.

This WordArt request is from Hummie, who wanted something to use on her child's marching band pages. I thought this would be perfect, plus could be used for SO much more. Any pictures of people enjoying music would do. Ha! With my kids, we don't even need music :) Too funny!

Click on the image below to go to my 4shared account to download the PNG file, and leave some love if you like my work. Thanks.


Monday, August 25, 2008


Yesterday evening, we had a b-day party for my Uncle Harry at my Aunt's house. That's one thing I've missed being away from my family for 4 years (us being in the midwest), was the family b-day parties. My mom, her mom, her sister, her brother, their daughter - they all live in the same town. Before my kids and I got here, there was about one a month. Now, with 6 more b-days in the mix (i have 2 aug, 1 sept, 1 oct, 1 nov, and i'm dec), we have tons of parties in the mix. Anyway, it was a lot of fun to see the family again, and the kids LOVED the donuts. My son Jacob's b-day is the 31st, but we're having the party this Tuesday. Lots of parties - ha! Hopefully I'm done with my diet soon enough to actually eat something at one of these parties here soon! Only 12 lbs to go! Woohoo!

You're killin' me here, you guys! You know I don't like animals - hehehe. But, here we go again with the dogs thing - LOL! This WordArt request is from Linda. Hope this works for ya!

Click on the image below to go to my 4shared account to download the PNG file, and leave some love if you like my work.

Dogs - IF

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Mother's Daughter

We went to a wedding yesterday for my ....um, let's see if I can figure out the relationship - hehehehe. My mom Lyn's mom Ida's brother Tom's daughter Sheryl Lynn's daughter Katie married a Scottish guy named Cameron. It was a big Scottish wedding, with kilts and everything. Kinda neat. Kinda! Not my type of wedding, but it was outside, and there was a playground for the kids, and lots of food and cake, so who doesn't like that! Our family all wore matching outfits (black shirts with cream pants), so we stood out a bit - hehehe. Too funny!

Here's a few pics from our day. The kids and I.

Jim, Me, and Joe - too funny!

Here's the wedding party. Boys in skirts? LMBO!!! Ha! I have a funny story for ya. My 4th child, Joe (just turned 5) wanted cake when we first got to the wedding, but of course, they weren't doing cake until the end. First, we told him the cake was a decoration. That worked for a while, but he figured out soon that it wasn't. He was pretty excited when he realized that it was for eating - hehehe. Then, we told him that the cake belonged to the pretty girl in the white dress. He made sure that he kept her in his sites until they cut the cake - LOL! Then, when they finally cut the cake, and Joe got his piece, he ate 2 bites, and traded the rest to his grandpa for his extra piece of bread. I guess that's why Joe is our only skinny kid - hehehe!

Tom was VERY impressed with the big sword. The bride and groom actually used it to cut the cake with - hehehe.

And, here we are in our black shirts! Aren't we cute!

This WordArt request is from Jenny. What a lovely quote! I hope you like it, girl!

Click on the image below to go to my 4shared account to download the PNG file, and leave some love if ou like my work.

Mother's - Scriptina
Daughter - KochsLongCapSquare