My Latest Projects

Thursday, December 13, 2007

New Digital Scapbooking Graphics by MOI!

Hello all you digial scrapbookers out there! I have designed some frosty papers and frosty alphabets for your digital scrapbooking pleasure! You can get them at FaithSisters.com!

Monday, December 10, 2007

One of those days ya just wanna!!!!!!

I haven't posted here in a while, I have been so busy with designs for TLC and Faith Sisters that I have neglected my blog.

Sometimes ya just need to post something that isn't all shiney and happy. I am so MAD right now because I waited too long to send in my pages to have them printed into books in time for Christmas before we leave on the 20th. So mad in fact that I started crying and screaming. HEY a girl has got to get it out once in a while, doesn't she? Well, it only lasted for 3 minutes.

Now to figure out WHAT I am going to do. The family expects these books every year. In fact, this is the only thing my mother asks for. Grrrr! I am pretty steamed at myself for waiting too long. Yeah Shanna, I know you are reading this and are not surprised, just SHHH!

Sigh, a person has a right to be sad once in a while, don't they?

Here is a family picture I TRIED to take the other day with my old camera because my newer one is on the blink. It's very dark and blurry, but I thought I better leave you with something semi happy to look at. :|

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Kiva.org

I just saw this on Oprah today and I LOVED the concept and idea! This really is something worth looking at to help people in need for starting their own businesses in 3rd world countries.

Take a look!



I just love this! http://www.kiva.org

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all my USA friends!

Love these old classics!






Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Elf Yourself!

This is too stinkin' funny!

Here is a sneak preview...


Click here to see us in action!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Selling HUGE Littlest Pet Shop LOT on eBay! Come and SEE!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290184052046

These pets are just like new! We never played with them, just hoarded and displayed them!



Includes:

Whirlaround Playground
  • For a day of amusement, the LITTLEST PET SHOP pets gather at the WHIRL AROUND PLAYGROUND. Here, pets play on the Merry Go Round, take a ride on the swing and test their speed on the obstacle courses. Pets can ride up an elevator, walk across a bridge, swing on a hammock then slide back down to the ground. Magnets in the pets’ feet activate accessories on the playground. The LITTLEST PET SHOP WHIRL AROUND PLAYGROUND playset, available in fall 2005, comes with two exclusive pets, a Maltese puppy and a gray mouse
Littlest Pet Shop Little Lovin Playhouse
  • In the world of the LITTLEST PET SHOP all pets gather at the ultimate in pet playhouses, the LITTLE LOVIN’ PET PLAYHOUSE playset, to slide, swing and swim the day away. The playhouse has everything animal friends need – from a hamster wheel to a fish tank and even a place for the animals to take a cat nap. The PET PLAYHOUSE can be easily folded and stored. The LITTLE LOVIN’ PET PLAYHOUSE playset comes with three exclusive pets
Get Better Center
  • The LITTLEST PET SHOP pets can get hungry after a day of play, and children have the option of pretend feeding their canine friends with the LITTLEST PET SHOP DOGGIE DINER playset. The playset, available in fall 2005, offers two exclusive doggies and fun accessories to play out the feeding fun of having pets. Doggies activate the drop down food dish for a feeding surprise.
Doggy Diner
  • The LITTLEST PET SHOP pets can get hungry after a day of play, and children have the option of pretend feeding their canine friends with the LITTLEST PET SHOP DOGGIE DINER playset. The playset, available in fall 2005, offers two exclusive doggies and fun accessories to play out the feeding fun of having pets. Doggies activate the drop down food dish for a feeding surprise.
DinerPurr-fection Salon
  • Pets and pampering come together with the LITTLEST PET SHOP PURR-FECTION SALON playset. The playset includes accessories to play out the Salon fantasy, with shampoo, perfume, comb, brush and even a working fur-drying salon chair. The magnets on the pets’ feet activate the hair salon chair for added magical fun.
Happy Hamsters
Snow Dogs
Another little house, don't know what it is called.
58 Pets in all!
Many Many Clothing, Accessories, Brushes, Food Bowls, Props, etc.
Dog / Cat Beds
Carriers

Too many different pets to list!

Shipping will be $39.99 in the Upper 48 US States and will include Insurance and Tracking! To Canada, $50 via Priority International Mail including insurance.
If other International bidder wins this item the cost of shipping will be calculated after the auction closes. Thanks for Looking!!!

All Items come from a clean smoke free home. Thanks for looking!
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290184052046

Thursday, November 15, 2007

CABBAGE AND RICE CASSEROLE

So, I had a ton of cabbage left over from when I made Borsht for David's birthday, so I tried this recipe for the first time last night and YUM-O!!!

CABBAGE AND RICE CASSEROLE

1 sm. head of cabbage, washed, drained and coarsely shredded
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
3/4 c. water, divided
1 lb. lean ground beef
1/2 c. finely chopped onion
1/4 c. finely chopped green bell pepper
1/4 c. finely chopped celery
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
1 tsp. salt, or to taste
Dash of garlic powder
3 c. cooked rice
1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce
3/4 c. shredded Cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese
1/2 c. cracker crumbs or fine dry bread crumbs
1/2 c. cooked, crumbled bacon

In a large saucepot or Dutch oven, steam cabbage in oil and 1/4 cup water for 15 minutes. Drain and set aside.

In a large skillet, lightly brown ground beef; drain off fat. Add onion, green pepper, celery, black pepper, salt and garlic powder; mix well. Continue cooking a few minutes until vegetables are tender. Layer steamed cabbage, cooked rice and browned meat mixture in a lightly greased 13 x 9 x 2 inch baking dish. Pour tomato sauce and remaining 1/2 cup water over all. Top with shredded cheese, cracker crumbs and crumbled bacon.

Bake, covered, in a preheated 325 degrees oven for 20 minutes, or until hot and bubbly. (Or, simmer, covered, on top of stove for 20 minutes.)

Thursday, November 08, 2007

My Christmas Kit at TLC!!!

WOOHOO! My Christmas Digital Kit JUST came out today!




CHRISTMAS TIME
Wrap your memories this holiday season with the festive papers and embellishments that celebrate this joyous time of year!

This 28-page photobook album, by Karma H., lets you capture the Christmas spirit!
Included with all Standard and Premier accounts.
Print this design as a Photobook, with prices starting at just $19.95 (US retail).

You can see all 28 pages at http://www.LifeTimez.com Be sure to use my ID 428562 to sign up for your FREE 10 day trial!

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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

HUGE Discounts on Scrapbooking Supplies

Jamie & I have a TON of scrappin supplies from previous direct sales businesses we have been involved with. It is currently taking up one of Jamie's bedrooms and we desperately need to get some of it out of there! For the last week, she has been a crazy women entering all this inventory into an online shopping cart!

I'm happy to announce our brand new online store is now open for business with ALL items on sale up to 75% off!!!

Disclaimers:
--Although we haven't completed the 'policies' and other mumbo jumbo stuff related to an online store, we are opening anyways!
--While you are browsing, you may notice duplicate entries for items. This is because there are 2 of us selling many of the same items. Select either option to add the item to your cart.
--While I have done everything in my power to ensure the quantities of our inventory, there may be a few miscalculations. If something you purchased is not in stock, we will contact you. You can either select a different item or receive a full refund on the item.
--International Customers: Correct shipping will not be charged at the time of checkout. Once I pull your order, I will weigh the items & you will be invoiced for the remainder of the shipping charges via PayPal.
--More product will be added, however, this is 99% of it!
--Extra surprise goodies in every order!
--At this time, we are only accepting payments through PayPal.
--All Sales are Final.

*****Free Shipping on the first 10 orders over $50!! (USA Only - International orders will receive $5 off shipping charges.)*****

LETS GO SHOPPING!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Lil' Stinker

Hunter as a skunk - Halloween 2001!


This layout was made with Krystal Hartley's new Halloween kit and elements! Get them for only 99 cents this week only! You can find them at:
http://www.polkadotpotato.com/shop/manufacturers.php?manufacturerid=45

I'v Been Tagged 2 TIMES, I guess I better do it!

I was tagged by Krystal and Jana! Here are the rules:

1. Link to your tagger and post these rules.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself: some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them).
4. Let them know they've been tagged by leaving a comment at their blogs.

My 7 facts:

1. I was stuck in Canada for over a year with immigration problems!
2. I would like to take cooking classes. I can cook, I would just like to expand my menu!
3. I love Bernard Callebaut Chocolate, YUM!
4. I love to ride on my son's mini razor motor cycle with him.
5. I met my hubby while I was singing in a show choir (young adult), he was the piano player for the high school division!
6. Love playing Guitar Hero on Play Station with my son.
7. I have watched Anne of Green Gables probably over 300 times!

Now I tag:

Sunny: http://sunnykohler.blogspot.com/
Michelle: http://happyscrapper.blogspot.com/
Shanna: http://jaded-journey.blogspot.com/
Jamie: http://journeyswithjamie.blogspot.com/
Kim: http://scrap-to-my-lu.blogspot.com/
Tammy: http://tlmcclainthejourney.blogspot.com/
Karen: http://lathamsnews.blogspot.com/

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Our House, in the Middle of Our Street!

Right now we are just leasing a house 'til we decide what exactly we want to do. If we want to build a house or buy one already built or what God will lead us to do, we are open to that! In the meantime, a girl can dream... This is the house for sale in our area that I LOVE and would love to buy!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

MIA and Urban Threads Shapes

OK, I know, it's bee a long time since I posted anything! Sorry! But I have been very distracted by http://www.faithsisters.com Doing LOTS of fun and exciting things there that have just been amazing!

I also wanted to post the next 14 quick page layouts of the Urban Threads I did for TLC. Again... I did not put the photos in there... someone else did that part (I wouldn't have used stock photos, lol). You can get this digital kit at my website!



Thursday, September 27, 2007

Mackenzie - My iMac

Yes, it's true! I have named my iMac, Mackenzie. Yes, I am getting more and more attached to her everyday, let's just hope that she doesn't let me down. I am still learning all of her tricks and hope to soon be proficient at her iMovies, Garage Band, and all the new graphics software I have installed on her! Here is a recent picture of her, only at just under two weeks old, hehehe!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Urban Threads

So, I am a digital designer for Top Line Creations and they just released a kit that I created today for their LifeTimez software. I designed the layouts and they added the photos. Photos are not what I would have chosen, but hey, that's ok!

Runway Urban Threads Circles
by Karma H.
Runway's Urban Threads Circles Collection will add a masculine, urban style to your digital scrapbooking. This 14-page album brings a unique, rugged variety that will be a great addition to anyone's digital library.

Order the 28-page Runway Urban Threads Circles album for Mac or PC today.


Shot Through The Heart

OK, I grew up in the 80's and 90's so this video is so totally relevant to me and it's STINKIN' FUNNY! Hey friends, you know who you are... you will love it too!


Friday, September 21, 2007

I'm an iMac!



WHAT HAVE I DONE???

Sooooooo, we have been saving up to get me a new computer for a while now. With doing so much more digital scrapbook designing I needed something more powerful than my laptop. It was driving me crazy trying to design new papers or elements and it taking a good 2 minutes just to have one action do it's job!

NOW, I have a screaming iMac! Why an iMac you say? Well we have been told that it is the best computer you can have if you are a graphics designer!

WELLLLL, it's driving me nutz! So many years of being proficient on a PC and now with the iMac, all the shortcuts are different, the folders are different, the software is different! UGH!

Slowly I am getting used to it! I YOU HAVE AN iMAC and could give me a few tips, I welcome any comments on this post! LOL!

Here is my new baby.... well, she is a BIG baby, 24 inches, lol!
YES, the computer is INSIDE of the monitor! No tower to mess with, I could take this puppy to crops if I wanted to, lol!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Creative Design Team Call


FaithSisters.com is looking for 10 Faith Sisters to be on our NEW Creative Design Team for October, November, December and Beyond!

Do you consider yourself to be creative, team oriented and willing to share your faith with others through Faithbooking? Well, we are seeking scrapbookers like you with many different levels of expertise and styles, paper craft and digital.

It is our desire that every scrapbooker feel comfortable and blessed to record their faith and share their creativity with our community.

What you will gain:
Flower Many Blessings as well as being a blessing to others.
Flower Fellowship with like minded Christians.
Flower A cute blinkie, exposure on our blog, all our praise and gratitude.

Your Commitment To Us:
Flower Participation in our weekly challenges.
Flower Participation on our Forum & Gallery with at least 10 posts/week in each.
Flower Promotion of FaithSisters.com through personal use, faith-based organizations, and online scrapbooking communities.

Optional Commitments:
Flower A rotating RAK will also be sent to Creative Design Team members.

MISC Details:
Flower All challenges will be posted in advance.
Flower Deadline is September 28, 07.
Flower New Members announcement will be made by Oct 1, 2007.
Flower We reserve the right to choose less than 10 members.

To enter the Design Team Call:
Flower FIRST you will need to post your layout submissions to our gallery! http://www.faithsisters.com/gallery/index.php?cat=17
-Create three faith-based layouts using any products that show your best scrapbooking style as well as the way you are comfortable putting your faith on your pages (you may also submit photos of other faith-based projects that show your creativity)
*Please make sure your name is in the file title such as "sunnykohlerbelieve.jpg"
Flower SECOND, once you do that please email designteam@faithsisters.com before September 28, 2007 to get a copy of the agreement. Receiving the agreement does not make you an automatic member. If you are selected as a CDT member then we will ask you to send in the agreement along with the requested information. (You may request an agreement before you submit your layouts.)

We look forward to creating a great team!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Toast Weeping Willow

I copied this from Kims Blog
It's so much fun. Once you do yours please post it in my comments or link me to your blog in your comment.

1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet & current car), Smokey Lexus

2.YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (fave ice cream flavor, favorite cookie), Mocha Chocolate Chip

3. YOUR “FLY Guy/Girl” NAME: (first initial of first name, first three letters of your last name), K-Hol

4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal), Pink Puppy

5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born), Miriam Alberta -changed this to province..

6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first), Holka - LOL!

7. SUPERHERO NAME: (”The” + 2nd favorite color, favorite drink), The Red Smoothy - LOL!

8. NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers), Golden Kristian - LOL!

9. STRIPPER NAME: ( the name of your favorite perfume/cologne/scent, favorite candy), Cocoa Chanel Score - Oh my!

10.WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother’s & father’s middle names ), Can't answer this one...

11. TV WEATHER ANCHOR NAME: (Your 5th grade teacher’s last name, a major city that starts with the same letter), Wilson Washington

12. SPY NAME: (your favorite season/holiday, flower). Christmas Orange Rose

13. CARTOON NAME: (favorite fruit, article of clothing you’re wearing right now + “ie” or “y”) Raspberry Shortie - Hehehe!

14. HIPPY NAME: (What you ate for breakfast, your favorite tree), Toast Weeping Willow

15. YOUR ROCKSTAR TOUR NAME: (”The” + Your fave hobby/craft, fave weather element + “Tour”), The Scrapbooking Cool Tour

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

FaithSisters.com


Faithbookers unite! Faith Sisters is an up and coming community of talented designers sharing their challenges, resources and creative inspiration to help you leave a legacy of faith in your scrapbooks.


Whether you're working on making a mini book, a family album, a scrapbook from your most recent vacation, documenting your kids' growth from year to year, or just want some ideas on how to make a great card - the Faith sisters challenges, layouts, forums, inspiration galleries and resources will help you turn those projects into legacies of faith.


Faith Sisters isn't just a website! It is a community! The faith forum gives everyone a chance to get to know each other and share ideas. The Faith Sisters Inspiration Gallery is a fabulous place to share your faithbook pages and projects as well as see the projects being submitted by others.


Every other Monday morning a new challenge is added to the Faith Sisters site! To make it even more inspiring the Faith Sisters design team will already have projects on display to help you get those creative juices flowing for that weeks challenge!


Read the challenge and then create your project! There is a readers inspiration gallery for you to post your completed projects! The Faith Sisters design team will publish a post about their favorite project from that month and you just might be the designer of that project!


The very first challenge is one of the challenges here at BellaOnline Scrapbooking - Meaningful Songs! The really awesome thing about Faith Sisters is we can all see the projects that everyone is doing for the challenge! The Faith Sisters Gallery is going to be an awesome place for faithbooking inspiration!


There are lots of great things planned for the Faith Sisters Site and Community! You will want to make sure to sign up for the newsletter list to keep up with all of the excitement!


I am truly blessed to be a part of this ministry. I hope that you will be blessed by becoming a part of the Faith Sisters community too!
Article Written by my business partner Michelle McVaney

Friday, August 31, 2007

Pachelbel Bedtime

Anyone with little kids must watch this. This guy is amazing and what a great song!

SHE WAS PREGNANT!

YES, the spider saga continues! My Writer Spider was SO HUGE because she was PREGNANT! Check out her before and afters, lol!

Sunday, August 26, 2007

ANOTHER Spider! This one's yellow!

Ugh! Ya know, I love South Carolina, but these bugs are DRIVING ME CRAZY! This is the 3rd CrAzY looking spider we have seen now, check a few posts down for the other two... Do you know what kind this one is???




UPDATE: A few hours after posting this, I found this great post-

Writing Spider, Scribbler, Black and Yellow Argiope (Argiope aurantia)
http://davesgarden.com/guides/bf/go/69/
On Jul 25, 2006, melody from Benton, KY
(Zone 7a) wrote:This is a very large and intimidating looking spider, but in reality, it's a great bug catcher, and rarely leaves it's web.

The female's body can be nearly 1 1/2" long not counting the legs. The male, who is rarely seen, is much smaller, between 1/4" and 3/8". He is not as brightly colored, and only has one purpose in life.

The female spins the large web with the distinctive zig-zag down the middle, and is the one people see in their gardens.

While this spider is seen all across the US and southern Canada, it isn't common in the Rocky Mountains and the Canadian Great Basin area.

Because of it's large web, that it maintains by eating it each evening and spinning a new one before dawn, people have come to enjoy them in their out of the way garden areas and co-exist with them easily.


ANOTHER Update: LOOK! We JUST found the male not too far away also!
Another update: It started to rain HARD and I went out to look at my spider. Here she is holding on to her web with her back legs. Too cool!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Hunter's First Day of School Scrapbooking Layouts!

Here are some layouts that I put together this morning!