Thursday, January 17, 2013

A New Year, A New Blog

Happy New Year friends.  I'm so sorry I've neglected this blog for so long.  I'll explain what's up.

Wow, what am I thinking?  Well, I'm working on my Digi Scrapping portfolio, and I'm hoping to one day become a real designer that sells in an actual Digi shop.  So I'm changing my name...again.  And I'm changing blogs...again.  I'm so sorry.  For those who have put up with me, thanks so much.  

My new name will be: Digi Preserves

See, that cute jar?  I drew it myself.  Hahahaha.  I love it!  I'm still working out the kinks, but this is my year to finally practice enough to hopefully become a real life designer.  Wouldn't that be amazing?  I can't wait.  Check out the new blog, for tomorrow, you'll get to receive a free Digi kit.  I've been working hard on it all week.  You don't wanna miss it, it's truly scrumptious :D


Thursday, September 6, 2012


I've been reminiscing today.  I hope you don't mind if I share a few of my thoughts about life.  All three of my kiddos have now joined the all day school routine and I am left home alone during the day to fend to myself.  Alone.  What I thought would be an enjoyable day of peace and quiet, has turned into too much time to think and I just had to get these thoughts down on paper before I forget what I'm feeling.  I miss those not so 'little one's' more than ever.  They are completely nuts at times, but they're mine and I love them so much!

I marvel at the beauty of my life, that things can become so completely upside down in just a few short years.  I never imagined I would be done with diapers, nap-time, bottles, Desitin, Blue's Clues, and all those things that encompassed my life just a few short years ago.  Those years were my "FOG" years...utter chaos at all times, morning, noon, and night.  Especially night...sleepless nights rocking and rocking and rocking my babies...those sleepless nights are vanishing as the years pass.  I'm okay with that for now as I love my sleep...LOL.

And now I'm sitting here trying to enjoy my time to myself.  It's quite hard to let go and just enjoy it.  I'm not at all lonely, I love being alone.  I guess I'm just reminiscing today about how blessed I am, how truly amazing this life is for me.  That I get to be loved by the best husband in the world.  That I have three beautiful, amazing children that call me Mom. I'm so grateful for sweet blessings, for time to reflect, for moments of quiet when I can just be grateful.  I don't know about you, but growing up wasn't easy for me.  I may never be grown up...I still feel like a teenager some days.  I have realized lately that my dreams as a youth then can't compare to my reality now.  

It was a tear jerker for me as I watched my daughter, who entered the 6th grade halls yesterday. Alone. She looked back at me with that never ending heart stopping smile.  **Sniff**  It was like part of my heart was ripped out.  She was so ready to begin her new adventure in her "growing" up.  I was ever mentally holding onto the apron strings,crying for her not to be so willing to cut them so quickly and easily.  And yet, it's part of life and I want her to be the energetic, independent and confidant young lady she is becoming.  It's a double edged sword.  

So from this Mom to you, the answers don't always come easy, the best advice besides kneeling in prayer, is to TRY EVERY DAY.  That's all we can do.  Try to do better, try to be better at better things! Try to improve a little every day.  So with that.  I have a printable for you.  You know I love me a gorgeous printable!  This is to remind each of us to try, it comes in an 8x10 size only.  This printable was created by me using Alamama's Pressed Petals beautiful new kit "I Am Beautiful" available at The Digi Chick at 20% off this weekend.  Thanks Alamama for allowing me to use your amazing kit to create this freebie!  You're amazing!  Hugs, Andi

Download HERE
(Fonts used:  Great Vibes and Artifika)

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Just Simply Christmas

HELLO!!! Starting a fun Christmas adventure with Jessica from Latter-day Chatter!! NOTICE TO ALL CRAFTERS, SCRAPBOOKERS, SEWERS (hahaha is that right?) people who sew), MOMMIES, AND EVERYONE ELSE!!! Come participate and sign up!!!

It's Official

Ok, those of you who know me, know that I absolutely hate pictures of me...I mean it.  It's something I think is inherited from my Daddy.  Most of the pics I have of him (he passed away when I was 4), are of him hiding behind his newspaper...

But I have to share the official release that I am now on Team Bella for Bella Gypsy Designs.

Here's my Mug...I still can't believe I've been allowed to join this team.  I mean seriously?  Somebody pinch me!  ROFL.

I'm so excited, can ya tell?  Keep in touch so you can stay informed about what new items will be released and any new printables and freebies I'm making.  Hugs, Andi

Monday, August 20, 2012

GORGEOUS Printable Freebie

Well Hiya dear friends.  Long time, no see.  I know.  It's been a CAaaRrrRAAZzZZy summer full of busy-ness.  I hope you're all doing wonderful.  I also hope you're ready for this printable as it's amazing, if I do say so myself!  ROFL.

So, for those of you who've been wondering about me, I've been busy learning the "Advertising" side of digital by joining a few Ad Teams.  Last month, I begged...ahem...stalked...I mean, begged Bella Gypsy Designs to allow me to join their Team.  And guess what, they agreed.  I.about.died.  Digital Dreams do come true!

Yesterday I gave the lesson in Relief Society - such a stressful time since I'm not used to being "in front" of the group - I'm ALWAYS behind the piano (I prefer that actually)...LOL.  I created this as an 8x10 to frame  and place on the table along with my fav pic of the Savior.  

The Kit I used to create this Printable is by Bella Gypsy Designs, and it's their gorgeous kit, "Find Your Joy".  It's available at Scrap Orchard....drooling huh?  Here's the full kit preview.  Isn't it AMAZING!

Here's your Printable/Freebie:

Friday, July 20, 2012

Journal Cards Freebie

Hello friends.  How are you doing?  I'm so excited to be here today sharing a freebie with you from my Designer friend, Stephanne, of Snips and Snails Designs.  For those who don't know, I'm on Stephanne's Ad Team and I knew from the moment I saw her team call that I wanted to be a part of her team.  Her designs are always amazing and inspiring and with each new release I'm drooling.  

Snips and Snails Designs' newest kit is called "Super Kid" and it is perfect for all your kiddos pics, no matter the gender.  This kit is on sale at One Story Down at 20% until July 22nd.
Here's a sample of what I created using this kit:

Now, here are the Journal Card Freebies for you.  Make sure you stop on over at Stephanne's blog to tell her thanks for allowing me to share these with you.  Enjoy.


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Template Geek Series 2 and 3

Hi friends, I've worked on a couple templates for you and have to post this quickly.  My son E, (7) has some croupy cough symptoms and although the Dr seems to think it's viral, he's miserable and I'm being 'Nurse Mom' today.  Poor kiddo, I hope he gets some relief, his throat is so sore and his temp won't go below 100 even with Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen. 

Any hoo I've been working on these and had to share them today before the busy weekend.  The hubs is having a Kidney Biopsy on Friday so it's gonna be a crazy weekend for Mwaaahh (more info on that later). Hope you're all doing wonderful and enjoying your summer.  Hugs, Andi

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