Tuesday, December 23, 2008

The "W" in Christmas

This is my Holiday Message to you, my digi friends!  This is a precious story about what some would seem like a mistake, but God had other ideas.  Isn't that true of each of us?  Some see us as just a mistake, or just a chance...no big deal.  But Gods word says that he knows us and has a plan for each of us!  We are so special to Him he sent his only son, to humble himself, lower himself, to come to earth as a baby, born in a manger, to die on a cross for you and me!  Please, Open this wonderful gift of Salvation if you have not already!  Its wrapped up in holiday, we call Christmas!  Peace and Blessings to you and yours!  His, Teri


Each December, I vowed to make Christmas a calm and peaceful experience.  I had cut back on nonessential obligations -- extensive card writing, endless baking, decorating, and even overspending.  Yet still, I found myself exhausted, unable to appreciate the precious family moments, and of course, the true meaning of Christmas.

My son, Nicholas, was in kindergarten that year. It was an exciting season
for a six-year-old.20For weeks, he'd been memorizing songs for his school's "Winter Pageant."

I didn't have the heart to tell him I'd be working the night of the production.
Unwilling to miss his shining moment, I spoke with his teacher.  She assured me there'd be a dress rehearsal the morning of the presentation. All parents unable to attend that evening were welcome to come then. Fortunately, Nicholas seemed happy with the compromise.

So, the morning of the dress rehearsal, I filed in ten minutes early, found a spot on the cafeteria floor and sat down. Around the room, I saw several other parents quietly scampering to their seats. As I waited, the students were led into the room. Each class, accompanied by their teacher, sat cross-legged on the floor. Then, each group, one by one, rose to perform their song.

Because the public school system had long stopped referring to the holiday as Christmas," I didn't expect anything other than fun, commercial entertainment - songs of reindeer, Santa Claus, snowflakes and good cheer. So, when my son's class rose to sing, "Christmas Love," I was slightly taken aback by its bold title.

Nicholas was aglow, as were all of his classmates, adorned in fuzzy mittens,
red sweaters, and bright snowcaps upon their heads. Those in the front row-center stage -- held up large letters, one by one, to spell out the title of the song.

As the class would sing "C is for Christmas," a child would hold up the letter C.  Then, "H is for Happy," and on and on, until each child holding up his portion had presented the complete message, "Christmas Love.

The performance was going smoothly, until suddenly, we noticed her;
a small, quiet, girl in the front row holding the letter "M" upside down --
totally unaware her letter "M" appeared as a "W."

The audience of 1st through 6th graders snickered at this little one's mistake.
But she had no idea they were laughing at her, so she stood tall, proudly holding her "W." Although many teachers tried to shush the children, the laughter continued until the last letter was raised, and we all saw it together.

A hush came over the audience and eyes began to widen. In that instant, we understood the reason we were there, why we celebrated the holiday in the first place, why even in the chaos, there was a purpose for our festivities.

For when the last letter was held high, the message read loud and clear:

" C H R I S T W A S L O V E "

And, I believe, He still is.
Amazed in His presence...
Humbled by His love.

May each of you have a Merry Christmas as you reflect on His Amazing Love for us.

Hope you all have a wonderful Christwaslove holiday season.


Monday, December 22, 2008

Want something for nothing?

Ok, I have a great friend in the digiscrapping world.  Her name is Shannon and she is from Scrappy Shannon's.  She has been so instrumental in helping me with my designing....I would not be designing if it were not for her for sure.  Well she is doing the coolest thing....she is going to start making custom handwriting fonts!   I love them....and the best thing is, right now, she is offering this service for FREE!  Yep, FREE to the first 50 people who send her there handwriting, she will make you a personalized font for you to use on your journaling, or letter writing!  How cool is that?  If you are interested, go to her blog and hurry and get them to her!  Here is the link!  Merry Christmas!  His, Teri

Saturday, December 20, 2008

To all my Digi-Friends...

Here is a little gift from me to you!  Another on of my Alpha Tile names....I love these...they make such cute unique gifts or just a cute layout for your digital scrappin'.  All you do is put your photos behind the letters...You have to be a litlle creative with some of the letters, and you will have to crop some of the photos to make keep them from overlapping.  This one says "FRIENDS"  but if you want to personalize your own names or words I sell the Alpha Tiles at both Pretty Scrappy and Digital Arts Cafe.  Enjoy!


Give Us Clean Hands....Give us Clean Hearts...(and a clean Kitchen)


I love that song....about asking God to give us clean hands and a pure heart....this week as my daughter and I began "Operation Clean-Up" (as my family has come to call it) we started in the kitchen.  Now, we have lived in the same house for 31 years, and the house is a family home... it was my DH grandmother's house.  I love this home, but it has become too big for just my husband and myself...but anyway... because when Grandma Mayo built this house she loved closets and wanted lots of storage space.  You are saying, "Man, I wish I had more cabinet space!"  And I am saying there has to be a happy medium.  I even took pics to show my family, because they have never seen my countertops cleared and the panty so organized!  Take a look at what I have been doing and you will see why I have not been able to post any freebies.  Check these out and then read on.....


Here is my pantry!


Ok so that's enough of  what I've been up to.  In cleaning out and throwing away all the clutter, unwanted items I thought about my spiritual life.  How in need of a cleaning it is also.  As I commit to making sure that I do my best to keep things clean and put in its proper place, in my spiritual life, I need to do the same.  As the Lord shows me things I need to get rid of, replace, throw way, maybe even clean up so that it is in a proper condition to be used...I want to commit to keeping my Spiritual Pantry clean and ready for use by the Lord....Lets not get so busy we forget about the Lord and His desires and plans for our life.  I will do my best to give you guys a surprise later tonight.  Until then....Blessings and Grace to you and yours....Teri

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Apples and Aprons Blog Train


Here is my part of the Apples and Aprons blog train....Hope you can get some use out of it!  Looks like someone has already gotten use out of it!   LOL  Most of my recipe cards look like this... all stained and worn.  Be sure to check out all the other goodies. 


BB's Blue Button http://claysmommy.blogspot.com/
Baby Yaks http://babyyaks.blogspot.com/
Brittney Ferguson Designs http://brittneycreations.blogspot.com/
Creations By Rachael http://creationsbyrachael.blogspot.com/
Designs By Angel http://scrappingwithangel.blogspot.com
Designs By Mel http://designsbymel.blogspot.com
Dorothy's Creations http://dorothyscreationss.blogspot.com/
HeartPrints by Design http://heartprintsbykc.blogspot.com/
Inspired Mommie Designs http://inspiredmommiedesigns.blogspot.com/
Just Passin Thru http://justpassinthru.wordpress.com/
Late Night Scraps http://jrzgrl189.blogspot.com/
Mariscrap http://mariscrap.over-blog.com
Pretty Scrappy http://prettyscrappy.blogspot.com/
SandraK Designs http://sandrakdesigns.blogspot.com/
Scrappy Shannon http://scrappyshannon.blogspot.com
Share Joy http://scrappysolano.blogspot.com/
Share Your Moments http://shareyourmoments.typepad.com/
Teri's Thingomyjigs http://www.teristhingomyjigs.blogspot.com
Lady V DZines http://ladyvdzine.com="ladyvdzine.com/

Here are the previews for this great kit!  Cant you just smell it now?


Sunday, December 14, 2008

Wanna try something new?

They are having a CU challenge at Pretty Scrappy.  If you want to try to make an ornament for others to use, come on and join the fun.  This was my first attempt, so dont say you cant do it!  I didn't think I could either.  Any way go check out the info at  Pretty Scrappy.  AND if you participate... you will get everyone's contributions for the challenge too!  There are several challenges...see what you can come up with. 


Saturday, December 13, 2008

Camo Couture and A Freebie for you!

OK I know I have been a bad blogger...but I have been designing!  I actually have 4 new kits that are in Pretty Scrappy and at Digital Arts-Cafe.  You can click on either to go to the stores.  I have really been stretching my skills and I hope you will be pleased with my progress.  Here are the 4 new kits.  And if you scroll on down, you can snag your freebie to go along with it!  I am sure you are busy with all the holiday festivities, but for our family, the holiday season means "HUNTING SEASON" too!  So, I designed this kit with them in mind.  I had a blast doing it and have some more goodies I plan to  make to go along with it.  What do you think?


Here are the other 3 new kits that I have made....Blessings for Boys is the counterpart to my Annies Blessings kit, only for that little boy in your life.


He Loves Me is a cute, whimsical kit that will be sure to make you irresistible! It is also one that you can use to scrap for any little girl who likes pinks and chocolates! 


And finally, "burr baby.....is it cold out there?"  a soft, wintry kit great for those snow photos, New Years pictures and it is a great kit for a little boy too! 


And finally, here is your freebie....Hope it makes you want to come get the whole kit!  Enjoy...His, Teri


Wednesday, December 10, 2008

....and a Pheasant in a pantyhose?

Ok..what the heck am I talking about?  Well grab a cup of cocoa and let me tickle your funny bone...this is a true story and for those of you who know me, you know that I could write a book about all the silly, crazy things that happen to us.  This is a story about a Pheasant that would not die.....ok so my husband gets an invite to go hunting in the Texas panhandle..with 2 of his best buds..last week.  They go goose hunting the first day and are going to hunt pheasant the second and third days... well he had never goose hunted before and that in itself is a little different...they woke up at 4 am..to get out to the peanut field where they were going to hunt and they ( 17 full grown men...LOL ) begin to DIG holes for themselves to lay down in!  Can you picture that?  Grave diggers?  LOL so they dig their (graves) holes and then put out about 2000 goose decoys...  and then they get in their graves ( holes ) laying down and cover themselves up with plywood and cover the plywood with dirt and straw and then they have to cover the top 1/3 of themselves with some lightweight thing and lay there......waiting until the guide yells at them to let them know that the geese are landing... and then... all 17 men throw the cover off and come up shooting!  Can you imagine?  The picture I have in my mind is hilarious.  And these are grown men...most of them sane...LOL...ok so that was goose hunting. Then, they go pheasant hunting. There you have what you call "walkers" and 'blockers"... some men walk the fields and the others block at the other end and then they turn and do it all over again.....like the first day he walked about 4 miles up and down a field and the second...maybe 6 miles!  Ok, so they have a successful hunt and he calls and tells me how beautiful the pheasants are... So, I suggest he kill one to have mounted.. All the others ones were already cleaned by the guides.  So he and several others on the last hunt kill some so bring home to mount.  Well the way they preserve them is to put them in a pantyhose...that way the feathers stay nice for the taxidermist.  Ok so, his is in the pantyhose in the cooler and they travel halfway home.  When they drop off one of the guys.. they open the ice chest and lo and behold, Toms bird is still alive....it has pushed its beak through the panty hose!  So not wanting him to suffer...they knock him in the head...put him back in the cooler and come home....So now the bird has been in the pantyhose in the cooler in ice for a day and a half....he gets home...and...guess what?  HE IS STILL ALIVE.....so now what is he to do?  I come home and we take him out of the panty hose, thinking he has to be near death, and Tom smooth's his feathers out...many are rumpled and some are broken, so now he will not make a pretty mount.. and there he is stroking the bird he had planned on mounting in my living room of all places!  I am trying to fix supper, so I am running some water and Tom decides that the bird has to be thirsty after this ordeal, so I cup my hands and that dad gum bird, starts to drink out of my cupped hands!  So, now what are we gonna do, I had said all along..you have to kill it,  But after that, letting it drink out of my hands, I don't have the heart to do that either.  So we put him in a cage in our back yard and the bird just starts preening himself!  He is alive and well and has moved up to a 10 x 10 dog run in our back yard!  Can you believe this?   SO, help us name our Pheasant!  He is beautiful.........and we want to find a sanctuary for him!  What a turn of events this bird has been through!   I hope you enjoyed this little look at a day in our lives!  I have a little goodie for you!  Here is a freebie from the Pretty Scrappy Collab Changing Seasons....The store is up and running again so grab this freebie and go check out my things HERE at Pretty Scrappy or at Digital Arts-Cafe HERE.  To snag this freebie just click on the preview.  His, Teri

QP Preview

Thursday, December 4, 2008

We're Done! Lets finish up these Calendars....

Well here you go!  The last thing you need to finish up your 2009 Calendar!  I thought it would be cute to do like a year end review and put that on the cover of your Calendar.  I made these to be printed on your home computer at the standard 8.5 x 11 size....but you can have them printed like at Costco, or a place that prints 12x12 and let them crop it to the 8.5 x 11 size if you don't want to print at home.  Please make sure you are happy with the print size before you print them.  There is no margin for professional printing, although I am sure you can just slightly make the .psd file smaller if you want to have them professionally printed.  Just preview to be sure.  Like I said, I printed mine at home on my handy dandy Epson printer and was very happy.  I also planned on using my bind it all to bind them.  I haven't tackled that yet!  You can take them to Kinkos, or a printing place to bind them or use 2 rings to hold them at the top and add ribbon to the rings... Just use your imagination.  And enjoy!  I usually sign off saying His...but I saw on someone's blog... "In His Grip" and loved that so....In His Grip, Teri  :)


Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Pretty Scrappy Train is Changing Seasons....

Here is a sneak peek at the latest Collab kit from Pretty Scrappy.  Its called Changing Seasons and as soon as the store is up and going it will be available.  This is a VERY versatile kit and will help you transition between seasons, from Holiday to Winter!


Here is my part of the train....Hope you can use it!



Allison http://on-allisons-time.blogspot.com/

Baby Yaks http://babyyaks.blogspot.com/
Brittney Ferguson Designs http://brittneycreations.blogspot.com/
Claudia http://cantinhodacindy.blogspot.com/
Creations By Rachael http://creationsbyrachael.blogspot.com/
Creative Apples http://creativeapples.wordpress.com/
Designs By Mel http://designsbymel.blogspot.com
Dorothy's Creations http://dorothyscreationss.blogspot.com/
HeartPrints by Design http://heartprintsbykc.blogspot.com/
Inspired Mommie Designs http://inspiredmommiedesigns.blogspot.com/
Jaydensmama Designs http://jaydensmamadesigns.blogspot.com/
Just Passin Thru http://justpassinthru.wordpress.com/
Kenna's Designs http://kennasdesigns.blogspot.com/
Lime Scrapped http://limescrapped.blogspot.com/
Lynn http://themathematiciansassistant.com/
Mariscrap http://mariscrap.over-blog.com
Pretty Scrappy http://prettyscrappy.blogspot.com/
Sarah http://iamsimplysarah.blogspot.com/
Share Joy http://scrappysolano.blogspot.com/
Julie http://shareyourmoments.typepad.com/
Teri's Thingomyjigs http://www.teristhingomyjigs.blogspot.com
ScrappyShannon http://scrappyshannon.blogspot.com
Jessica http://jessicadixon.blogspot.com/
Designs by Angel http://scrappingwithangel.blogspot.com

Monday, December 1, 2008

A Different Kind of Christmas Poem

As I sit in my warm, safe home I am blessed by all the young men and women serving our country while I reap the blessings!  They are a true gift here at Christmas!  May we never forget them in our hearts and in our prayers!


The embers glowed softly, and in their dim light,
I gazed round the room and I cherished the sight.
My wife was asleep, her head on my chest,
My daughter beside me, angelic in rest.
Outside the snow fell, a blanket of white,
Transforming the yard to a winter delight.

The sparkling lights in the tree I believe,
Completed the magic that was Christmas Eve.
My eyelids were heavy, my breathing was deep,
Secure and surrounded by love I would sleep.
In perfect contentment, or so it would seem,
So I slumbered, perhaps I started to dream.

The sound wasn't loud, and it wasn't too near,
But I opened my eyes when it tickled my ear.
Perhaps just a cough, I didn't quite know, Then the
sure sound of footsteps outside in the snow.
My soul gave a tremble, I struggled to hear,
And I crept to the door just to see who was near.

Standing out in the cold and the dark of the night,
A lone figure stood, his face weary and tight.
A soldier, I puzzled, some twenty years old,
Perhaps a Marine, huddled here in the cold.
Alone in the dark, he looked up and smiled,
Standing watch over me, and my wife and my child.

'What are you doing?' I asked without fear,
'Come in this moment, it's freezing out here!
Put down your pack, brush the snow from your sleeve,
You should be at home on a cold Christmas Eve!'
For barely a moment I saw his eyes shift,
Away from the cold and the snow blown in drifts.

To the window that danced with a warm fire's light
Then he sighed and he said 'Its really all right,
I'm out here by choice. I'm here every night.'
'It's my duty to stand at the front of the line,
That separates you from the darkest of times.

No one had to ask or beg or implore me,
I'm proud to stand here like my fathers before me.
My Gramps died at 'Pearl on a day in December,'
Then he sighed, 'That's a Christmas 'Gram always remembers.'
My dad stood his watch in the jungles of 'Nam',
And now it is my turn and so, here I am.

I've not seen my own son in more than a while,
But my wife sends me pictures, he's sure got her smile.
Then he bent and he carefully pulled from his bag,
The red, white, and blue... an American flag.
I can live through the cold and the being alone,
Away from my family, my house and my home.

I can stand at my post through the rain and the sleet,
I can sleep in a foxhole with little to eat.
I can carry the weight of killing another,
Or lay down my life with my sister and brother..
Who stand at the front against any and all,
To ensure for all time that this flag will not fall.'

'  So go back inside,' he said, 'harbor no fright,
Your family is waiting and I'll be all right.'
'But isn't there something I can do, at the least,
'Give you money,' I asked, 'or prepare you a feast?
It seems all too little for all that you've done,
For being away from your wife and your son.'

Then his eye welled a tear that held no regret,
'Just tell us you love us, and never forget.
To fight for our rights back at home while we're gone,
To stand your own watch, no matter how long.
For when we come home, either standing or dead,
To know you remember we fought and we bled.
Is payment enough, and with that we will trust,
That we mattered to you as you mattered to us.'

PLEASE, would you do me the kind favor of sending this to as many
people as you can? Christmas will be coming soon and some credit is due to our

U.S service men and women for our being able to celebrate these

festivities. Let's try in this small way to pay a tiny bit of what we owe. Make people
stop and think of our heroes, living and dead, who sacrificed themselves for us.

LCDR Jeff Giles, SC, USN
30th Naval Construction Regiment
OIC, Logistics Cell One
Al Taqqadum, Iraq

Sunday, November 30, 2008

I Hear That Train a Commin'.....

Ok this is my first Kit for the adsdesign group! I have made 2 others since then and am now selling in 2 and going into a third store! What a month November was for me! VIsit my designs at Pretty Scrappy or Digital Arts-Cafe. I hope you can use this kit for your holiday scrapping. I love the colors and the country feel of it. It reflects our family traditions and will always be special to me as a launch for my designing career. My Christmas wish for you is that you will remember the true reason we celebrate Christmas, which is the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. Blessings and Grace! Teri


Freebie Kit has expired! Kit is available for purchase at my store under the


Here are my links for Holidays At Home:


Papers 1

Paper 2

Now get on board and get the other freebies from this Holiday collection! Enjoy.....

Adele of Blind Sight Designs

Adventures in Scrapland

Amanda of Amandas Scrappy Creations

Amie of Amiebear


Beckmoores Scrapalittle


Bouquet of Pixels

Brooke at Ahhh Scrap


CMB Designs

Creative Digital Scraps by Chiara

Deanna at Flower Scraps


Digital Keepsakes

Doodle Designs

Elemental Pixie

EmCee Scraps

Erika {aka PinkuPixie}

HeatherStokes at HSDesigns

Jayden's Mama


JIC Creations

Just Another Scrap

Kathy Goldstein


Lei at Fairydustprincess-Magicmaker

Linda at Linda's Dream Designs

Lynn of Heavenly Crafts

Lynn at TMA


Manda at Disaster in Designs


Merrilee Wheaton Designs

MsBhvin Scraps

My Little Corner of the World

Oase Panda Bear Designs

Pamela Yates at Pammy's Playground


Scrapping with Jen

Shabby Tagger

Shel at Shel Belle Scraps

Stacy at Kalo Designs

Teri at Teris Thing-O-My-Jigs ***YOU ARE HERE

Wendi at Willow Grace Designs

WillowRaven at Purple Dragonfly Creations

Saturday, November 29, 2008

I got another AWARD!



   I got another award, and I have to admit, I have not posted any of the other ones before.  But i decided that I would share this with my blog friends.  I am very humbled by any recognition that I have received because I am just truly creating and designing from my heart, so, its a litte overwhelming that others think enough of my work to give me this awards.  I want to tell each of you thank you.  I have met so many nice people in the digiscrapping world, that it would be hard to pick out just a few... So I am just going to thank you all, for all your encouragement and faith in me.  I would be remiss however if I did not thank Shannon, from Scrappy Shannons, for she has been an incredible encourager to me, has literally called me and walked me though step by step teaching me tips and techniques.  And I cant forget Vicky, my "digi-sister" who is forever getting me to try new things and spread my creative wings.  Babette from LBCreations-designs by Babette who has fantastic CU things and is just a cutie-pie!  I smile every time i see her sweet face on my im.  And then there are you ladies, those who have left comments, and such nice things on my emails.  YOU are truly a blessing to me.  So, I shall pass this on to each of you, with a smile on my face and joy in my heart for your kindness towards me and others.  Maybe we can change the world and make it a better place!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

We Have SO Much to be Thankful For...

As I scurried around the kitchen yesterday, busy with my Holiday preparations, I remembered a tip as I was working.  I had gotten out my aluminum foil to wrap up a few of my casseroles.  Aluminum Foil? That's what You are gonna talk about this morning on THANKSGIVING?  Yep! I am!  I wonder how many of you know this...on the ends of your aluminum foil boxes, even saran wrap too, there are little push in tabs.  (What in the world is Teri talkin about today?)  Go get your box of foil and look on the ends.  See them?  Did you know that they are there for you to push in, so that your foil will not come tumbling out of the box!!!   Now, I am 52 years old and did not know this until about 4 months ago.... Try it!  It works!  Ok, so what does this have to do with Thanksgiving?  I was thinking about this yesterday as I was cooking, and the thought occurred to me.  How many times we don't see God's blessings, see the things HE is doing in our lives, even though they are right there "in our hands" (like the foil).  There is no telling how long those little tabs have been in those boxes, this is not something new, I know that, and yet, I never saw them before!  They were put there to help make using foil easier, to keep it safely in the box, so that it wont get torn or ripped, and yet, I never used it!  Now, are you seeing?  It's like that with GOD too!  He is there, has been all along.  He is working in my life, even when I don't see it!  And he is working in yours too.  So, I hope you never look at a box of foil again without thinking about me, and this Thanksgiving post, reminding you of all of Gods Blessings.  Psalms 100 is a Psalm for giving thanks...Here it is for you to enjoy.."Shout for Joy to the Lord , all the earth.  Worship the Lord with gladness; come before Him with joyful songs.  Know that the Lord is God.   It is He that hath made us, and we are his; we are His people, the sheep of His pasture.  Enter His gates with THANKSGIVING and into HIS courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name.  For the Lord is good; and his love endures forever, his faithfulness continues through all generations.  Psalms 100  His, Teri


Friday, November 21, 2008

Here's a Birthday gift for You!

Well if I am not in a generous mood!  To celebrate Annie getting Baptized today, I am offering a $2.00 off coupon for my Annie's Blessing kit.  The Coupon code is blessing.  This is only for a week so, if you are interested, go get it now!  And scrap your blessings, one by one!  Enjoy!  Here is the preview for the kit and the coordinating BB I just created. Click on the preview to go to the store.


Here is the darling  BragBook! 


"They say its my BIRTHDAY...."

But I don't remember...LOL.  I cant believe it!  I am sliding down the "hill" at 51!  OMG its hard to believe it.  Oh, well.......I will adjust.  I have a great day a head of me.  My Granddaughter is getting Baptized today so we will all be together tonight for that.  So, that is great.  I am so blessed, by my family and friends, that my cup runneth over.  And so, I have a little freebie to share with you today.  It is a LIMITED TIME OFFER so be sure to get it now.  I will have it up over the weekend and will remove it on Tuesday.  It was made with Scrappy Shannon's Blissful Baby kit from Pretty Scrappy.  It is a cute, cute kit and as you can tell from my QP's, very versatile.  See, both of these from one kit!  Shannon did a great job with this one for sure.  Enjoy, and both QP are on one zip, so either layout is the same link.  Have a blessed weekend!  Teri


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Here is the preview for her darling kit.  Be sure go go check it out!


Wednesday, November 19, 2008

My First Love.............

'"Nevertheless, I have this one thing against you, that you left your first love." Rev. 2:4  Now, some of you may be thinking, "What the heck is she talking about?"  Let me explain....I started out my blog as a way for me to share my gifts and talents with others.  While I continue to do that, I have become very busy in my designing and creating, which is not bad in itself..........except, I never want to be so busy that I forget my first Love, Jesus Christ.   I love seeing how the Lord works in my life and in others and I love to share that with people.  So, if I have neglected doing that in any way.......SHAME ON ME!  I love looking at Gods word and seeing how it applies to my every day, day in and day out, activities.  He is always teaching me, and showing me how to be more like Him.  Unfortunately, I don't always learn on the first go around.  I want to finish our walk through the Proverbs 31 woman and then I have a little something for you!  Proverbs 31:30 says that "Favor is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman that fears the Lord, she shall be praised"  Now, I am human, of course, and I like a little pat on the back every now and then ( ok like at least once a day! ).  But who's praise am I really after?  You know, only the eternal things really matter, and so If I am looking for mans praise, well that pat on the back, and maybe a little acknowledgement is all I am going to get, and that will quickly fade into the past.  But those things I do, to please my Lord, well that is a different horse all together ( you know I'm in Texas, right? ).  Those things will last and will be of value to others too!  May I remember this as I go about my daily life, always looking to Him and seeing His hand in my life and then answering His call to share with others, My First Love, Jesus!  Did I hit any nerves with anyone else?  I know it hit home for me.  So, now my friends, here is a little something I am sure many of you have been anxious to get.  It is Decembers calendar.  So this finishes up the year, but i did make a cover layout so, be sure to come back and snag it next week.  Blessings and Grace for today!  His, Teri


Tuesday, November 18, 2008

My New Kit was Advertised At Pretty Scrappy!

This is my newest kit Annies Blessing.  I made it to honor my granddaughters baptism this weekend. Please go to either Pretty Scrappy or to DigitalArts-Cafe to check them out! 


Here is the latest advertisement from Pretty Scrappy where my kit was showcased!  WHOHOO!  Go over and check it out!

Going Dotty - This is my favorite type of kit, lots of Grunge & Glitter!

Annie's Blessing - Her hope is that Annies Blessing will be a blessing to you as you create your heirloom layouts.

It's a Buggy World - Its a buggy world offers a little of everything. It has your pastels, brights and darks all rolled into one.

Baby Basics ~ Gorgeous Girl Page Kit - This kit is perfect for those baby girl layouts! This range features the designer's unique hand drawn pictures and gorgeous textured papers.

Baby Basics ~ Beautiful Boy Page Kit - This kit is perfect for those baby boy layouts! This range features the designer's unique hand drawn pictures and gorgeous textured papers.


Send the Hubby Hunting Sale!!!! Receive 25% off any Share Your Moments Designs at checkout from Nov 11, 2008 thru Nov 30, 2008!

SandraK Designs' Economic Relief Sale 25% off all my products excluding commercial use! Discount will be taken at checkout!

Lady V dZine has a coupon that is good for $2 off her store, good through 11/30/08. code is: celebrate

Stacey Crossley is having a 35% off sale through the end of November! Now is the time to grab some great kits!


October Baby - Pretty pastels with a fall theme work well for baby-themed layouts as well as fall layouts. Get this kit free with Coupon Code: BRADLEY Coupon Expires 12/18/2008

OUR LATEST CONTEST... Good Enough to Eat!

We are having yet another AWESOME contest over at Pretty Scrappy!

We are all hard at work on this great collaboration... and we're looking for YOUR recipes!

Send them in to Recipes@PrettyScrappy.com and you'll be registered for a chance to win this great new kit!


Friday, November 14, 2008

I Get By With a Little "Hope" From My Friends"


Remember the Alpha Tiles I showed you a while back?  Well I have some that I made up and just stumbled on them.  I am sharing this one today with you and will share more in the next few days.  Remember you can get the kit and make any word you want.  Fantastic for the Holidays.  I have not told you yet, because I have been waiting till I got set up, but I am also selling at DigitalArts-Cafe.  They are my new "Friends"I and I am so excited,  so happy to be able to share my designs their.  Melothoria is a sweet gal and has a fantastic store.  Please go see what I have there and look around while you are there.  I have a few things there including this great alpha set, so now you can get my things at Pretty Scrappy or at DigitalArts-Cafe.  When you go to DigitalArts-Cafe, once you are on my products, she has a picture of me when I was a baby!  That's how she showcases her designers.  I think that is so cute.  I want to post more, but I am so tired I cant.  Have a great weekend!  Teri


Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Hello Again! Happy Holidays are a Commin!

It seems like forever since a last posted.  I have been super busy getting things set up at Pretty Scrappy.  And I am kinda getting the "feel" of things and how to get my products to the store.  It is a lot to learn.  I have a great kit there, called Holidays at Home.  I am giving this QP away to celebrate that kit!  I hope you can use it to show off your darling "ornaments" around your tree this year!  I will post Decembers Calendar tomorrow so check back!  And hope to look at the Proverbs 31 Woman too!  But for now, lets look at this little shining jewel!  Is she cute or what?


This is my kit that I used to make this darling QP, its called Holidays are Here and you can get it at Pretty Scrappy.  Just click the preview to go to the store.  You can make a QP yourselves if you have more that one "shining star" you want to show-off this Holiday Season.


Here is my gift to you!  Enjoy...and have a great day.  His, Teri


Saturday, November 8, 2008

Do You Have a Favorite Award-Winning Recipe?


This is going to be so much fun I wanted to give all my blog readers a heads-up on the contest at Pretty Scrappy! This will be perfect for the holidays. Some great new recipes and a great themed Collaboration. Some fantastic goodies in store for you all too! Just send in your recipe to Recipes@prettyscrappy.com. What have you got to lose? Now, did you think I forgot that you may want the second QP to Jaydensmama's kit 'Bugsy" available at www.pretttyscrappy.com ? Well, I didnt forget you! Here you go.........remember, to leave me some love! Have a great weekend..Its beautiful here! His, Teri


Friday, November 7, 2008

And Then There Were Two...

Well we are down to our last two layouts for the calendars.  I will have a cover page for you too, so keep that in mind...Here is the November layout.  It is simple and I left it plain so that you can add your fall photos and embellish them with the kits of  your choice! Personally, I will probably use three photos and put them in the lighter blocks and use some great fall papers for the darker blocks.  But the choice is yours for sure.   I have got to get busy and play catch up on my own layouts!  Have a great weekend!


Last Day of the Contest!!!

OK, I dont want to confuse anyone....here is the latest ad from Pretty Scrappy.  A huge thanks to Shannon for her great job on this!

Shannon writes:

From where I'm posting from, the snowflakes are falling and it just seems like a great day to curl up with the computer, a cup of coffee or tea... and Pretty Scrappy!

We have some more new products in the store! Our designers have been busy, busy, busy!

CU Christmas Templates - Run as fast as you can! You CAN catch him... this adorable gingerbread man! A great CU product!
Winter Mint - Calm, Cool and Collected come to mind when looking at this kit. It's a fun little kit in wintery shades... perfect for all your fun layouts!
Holidays are Here - A versatile Holiday Kit perfect to help you cherish the memories for years to come.
Felt Frames - Soft and simple, add these very versatile frames to your great kits or layouts.
Cause & Effect - Do you have a teenage man in your life? Cause & Effect will make a cool statement to any teen layout!

Our Specials!

Stacey Crossley $2 off Coupon through November 11th. SCTHANKS **There was an admin error on Stacey's Store... but it has been fixed. If you've come this week, her products were not visible! Please come back and check out Stacey's beautiful work!!!!**
SandraK Designs' Economic Relief Sale. 25% off all my products excluding commercial use! Discount will be taken at checkout!
Buy Inspired Mommie Designs kit GRUNGY HALLOWEEN and get QUOTE IT: HALLOWEEN for free. Free product will be added to cart automatically at checkout.

And One LAST CHANCE at our Contest - Valued at over $150!!!

What to do: Place an order of any amount at Pretty Scrappy between now and Friday November 7th at 10pm CST and post your order number at this link.
How it works: Depending on how many replies we get we will award prizes as follows...
For every 10 posts: One person wins a "Scrappy Cash" gift certificate for the amount of their total purchase! For example, if we have 10 replies we will have 1 winner and if there are 20 replies we will have 2 winners, etc.
Grand Prize: One lucky poster will receive a $25 gift card to Chili's Restaurant, one free product of winners choice from each of the following designers: Pretty Scrappy, Creations by Rachael, Late Night Scraps, and BB's Blue Button. PLUS ScrappyShannon's entire shop!!! (including CU!) PLUS... ScrappyShannon is adding to her store all month long!!!! Approximate retail value of this prize is over $150.
We will be picking all winners live at this link on Friday November 7th at 10pm CST. We will be using a random number generator to select the winners and we will post there with the results at 10pm on the dot! Be there or be square!


Want a freebie?

Today and Tomorrow ONLY (11/7/08 & 11/8/08) you can receive this fun brad pack for free! CU/PU/S4H-O OK! What a cool deal is that!

Click HERE to get it!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

I Digi-Dare You! (I mean I dare all my digi-friends)

That is just my way of saying i dare all my digi friends!  Ok, on with Proverbs!  We have come too far to stop now!  I have ben so busy with getting things set up in the store at Pretty Scrappy, but I do not want to neglect the most important things... the eternal things.  I have a motto I live by since having had cancer... If it doesn't have eternal value it is not that important.  But this, this is important.  Lets look at the Proverbs 31:29 woman.     'Many women have done noble work, but you have surpassed them all!'  Oh me...........its going to be another convicting post i can tell!  I have watched two great movies this week and I would recommend them to you too.  One was an older movie, Facing the Giants and the other one, is at theaters now...Fireproof.  Great Christian films, done in a way that hits you right where you are.  There are lessons for everyone in these two films.  And so, that brings me back to this Proverbs 31 woman.  What we need are more women who are willing to set their wants aside and seek what God wants in our lives.  What a selfish nation we have become. The challenge is this, are you willing to seek the Lord and see what He wants you to do in your life?  Uh oh, preaching to the choir here...Am I ?  I wish I could say with all confidence, yes.  But the truth is, more often than not, I want to do my thing not God's.  So, this is a joint challenge.  I will seek to try to make sure the work I do is of noble character.  God knows my heart, but sometimes my flesh gets in the way. Let's work on this together, ok?  His, Teri 

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Going a Little Bugsy?


This is a cute kit from Jaydensmama called "Bugsy". This kit can be found at Pretty Scrappy.  Click either preview to go to the store.  I love the retro colors she used. I had some photos of my grandson and a nephews little boy from last week when I took them to the park and I think the colors and the kit just went together. This is a great chance to show how you can use a photograph that has some of the kits colors in it, but dont be afraid to try to add a color that is not present in the kit, see how the red just pops! Any way, wanted to show you these layouts and I will be back to add the QP's for you. Hope you have voted today! His, Teri


Here is a little goodie for you! I will post the other one in the next few days!


Monday, November 3, 2008

I'm Up and Running!

I got my things up and going at Pretty Scrappy and I am so excited. I want to thank all the gals over there who helped me set up shop! I am going to show you a sneak peek of the kits I have created! And without further ado, here are my latest endeavors! Drum roll please! Ta Da.............


This is my very first kit "Holidays are Here" and I had so much fun making it. I love the little lights and the great colors of this kit. I hope you will like it too! It will always be special to me because it was my first one. I like the fact that even though it was designed for the Holidays, I made it with the thought that people could use it for non Holiday scrapping also! I will have a freebie real soon with this cute little kit! And moving on to the second kit....


This is my kit "Thankful Heart". It was with that theme in mind that I created it. I feel so blessed and thankful for all that the Lord has done for me and continues to do. I hope to share his blessings and grace with others through my designs. I would love to hear your feedback on what you think about my kits! And to let you see the quality of my work, here is a little sample just for you! A QP using my kit "Thankful Heart" Please let me see what you make with it!



I also have put the alpha tiles and the number tiles together in one package AND have lowered the price. Click on the preview to go to the store. And come back soon for some more goodies! His, Teri