Monday, December 29, 2008

so blessed!

man i am so stinkin blessed, i got this amazing tablet for christmas from my parents which i am having so much fun playing with and a new printer which i havent had time to even take out of the box haha. i also got a new digi cam from my sister but it was a serious problem..... she got it for me on black friday from walmart ( samsung BL103walmart exclusive 10.2 mp camera) and it looked so cool and i was so happy and then i tried using it haha. none of my pictures would shoot clear, no matter what setting used or with the tripod etc etc and so i googled it last night to see if maybe i was doing something wrong. turns out this model is crap and everyone has been having problems with it because although it says 10.2mp it really is only about the quality of a 3mp. i was really upset because i didnt want to hurt my sister's feelings but i knew it would need to be taken back. i was scared about taking it back because i read all the other peoples' comments saying walmart refused to give refunds on this product and i didnt really know what to do about it. i also checked and they didnt have ANY cameras in the same price range and so i figured it would mean no new camera( which didnt bother me too bad because my current cam still works so a newbie wasnt a need but just a big want.)
so i called my sis last night and explained the situation and she called walmart this morning. after talking to a few different managers they finally agreed to give her a gift card with the camera purchase price on it. i didnt even want to go look at cameras there to find a replacement because there were none in her price range but she made me. we found a really nice one( 8mp canon powershot A590IS) and after a little grumbling on my part she decided to get it. only problem was that turns out of all the cameras we looked at the one we actually picked was out of stock haha. so we had to go to a walmart 30 mins away to pick one up which wasnt too big a deal because we had to go to that walmart to get our family portrait taken anyways.
this camera is amazing! back when i shot 35mm i had a canon rebel g( slr) and even though i loved the quality of those pictures i made the leap to digital and sold the rebel. this canon we got today is as close to a dslr as one can imagine and i am completely in shock at how amazing it is! i keep telling everyone, " hey i took a picture of my pants!" cuz the macro is so good that it took quality pix of my jeans while i was wearing them! now all i need is for it to be spring so i can take pictures of the pretty flowers! my sister and bro-in-law rock and i cant even begin to explain how happy i am right now. we dont spend that kinda money on each other for gifts because we are all pretty strapped for cash and i cant express how much it means to me that they bought me this awesome present! now they both say its no big deal cuz i take care of my nephew for them when they need and i keep trying to explain to everyone that duh it is my job as an auntie to watch my nephew but i guess they dont see it the same way haha. oooooooh and i am gonna start doing some commercial use stuff so be watching for that!
God Bless, amb

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry CHRISTmas!!! here's another freebie

again merry christmas to u all! here is a little quickpage freebie i made using my inked kit. All my stuff is still on sale so go stock up!

i forgot to make a preview for this page so for now here is the link and tomorrow i will post a preview haha.

ok now onto my little blurb about how awesome my family is:

i just wanted to take a minute to talk about how amazingly blessed i am. my family is poor, not starving poor but paycheck to paycheck living poor. my parents have always tried to make christmas special in an effort to make up for all the other times they cant buy us what we want and this year was hella crazy! my brother is deploying to afghanistan in march and we have been planning for a long time to save up to be able to buy him a laptop. we got a good deal on a dell during the thanksgiving sales and i assumed that having had to spend that large a chunk of money my family wouldnt be able to get a whole lot for everyone else. which didnt matter at all, in fact my sister and i told my mother getting the laptop was most important and if that meant she had to spend less on us that was no problem at all. so this morning while opening presents i was completely floored by what i got to unwrap!
i got new clothes ( which i am so happy for cuz i have lost so much weight my clothes dont fit anymore) and some books i have been dying to get for years but then i unwrapped the big stuff and the tears started to flow haha. my parents got me a bamboo tablet( which came with adobe elements 6 yay) and i was completely shocked because it is way out of their budget. then i started opening the stuff my sis and bro-in-law gave me and it was just too much haha. i am now the proud owner of a 10.2 MP samsung and a wireless lexmark printer! i cant believe how blessed i am, and not just cuz i got some really cool gifts but also cuz i got to have some really amazingly fun times with my family.
we always try to make a special effort at holidays to get quality time in but this year was different for 2 very big reasons. 1) this will be our last holiday with my brother before he deploys and 2) a few months ago there was a huge drama with some of my extended family and since then we have ceased to have contact with that side of the family and because of this they were not at our christmas celebration this year. now to some of you this may sound like a bad thing but it is the first time in 12 years we have been able to have a tension-free holiday and it was just awesome. we have sorta had to ignore the crazy and dramafilled behavior of those people for the past 12 years and it has resulted in my entire family dreading and hating holiday events. it is very exhausting having to pretend that a crazy person is in the room haha. and i dont just mean crazy cuz i dont like her but straight-up belongs in a psych ward crazy!since that part of the family decided to go extra special crazy and make my side of the family the enemy we have stopped communicating with them all together. so our christmas eve dinner and our christmas day events were so much fun, for the 1st time in 12 years we could actually have a family event we all enjoyed and will treasure for years to come! i didnt need to be afraid to go to a room by myself or pretend like i didnt just see what i just saw etc etc. i forgot how much fun my family is when we dont have to cover up for the crazy. i have wrote many a blog about this situation before and either never posted it or deleted it shortly after i posted it just cuz i hate being invloved with the drama and when it is all over it doesnt really matter if EVERYONE knows she is crazy, my family knows and in fact we laugh about her blogs about her fake little life that she describes in great detail( details that are completely fabricated which blows our mind because we see her talking about something about her "life" on her blog and since we know her we know she is lying) and laughing about it helps us deal with it. when life hands you a problem you arent sure how to handle the best thing to do is 1) pray and 2) laugh your ass off about it haha!

anyways, God Bless Ya'll and be watching my blog cuz as soon as i figure out how to use all these cool things i just got i am gonna be designing up a storm!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry CHRISTmas!!!

(my doggie Rocket!) Merry CHRISTmas to u and yours! Have a Blessed New Year!

To celebrate this awesome day a few of the ladies at Busyscrappin are having a blog train. It was sorta last minute so there arent as many people participating but thats ok, its a busy time of year and i am actually surprised i even managed to finish a freebie for it haha.
also check the ad below for my cool holiday sales.

I have decided that since i didnt get my ad posted sooner i will extend the spiffy gift with purchase offer til the 27th.

here is my spiffy Christmas kit which you will get free when you purchase any of my other kits!

Check out Kjoistudios and Busyscrappin because both sites are having huge sales for the next couple of days. Also check Busyscrappin because they have freebies you can only get at the store! And finally what i am sure u all came here for.........

All Aboard The Polar Express!!!!

Here is mine

here are the links i have for the other ladies, it may not be everyone so check each of the blogs to see if they have more address' for ya'll. Also mine is not the same colors as the rest of the ladies because i had made the kit before the palette was chosen so pay no attention to the fact that i am the odd one out haha.

Designed By K
Scrap Wizar

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

ugh i hate stupid scam sites!

ok so i entered a photo contest at a site called photo laurettes or something like that and all i had seen before entering had made it sound like a real contest. turns out it is just a site that steals peoples images and sells them claiming they are for use of promoting the contest. apparently the contest isnt even real and i am way bummed because i entered one of my fave photos and they wont give me anything saying they will not use it claiming i gave them copyright. i read the copyright very closely and it said nothing about them using my images for profit! grrrr i am mad!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

*a correction*

i used the wrong name for robyn's christmas kit. it is actually called dear santa! it is such a cute kit so go buy it!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

some layout shares and a quick health update

hey all, here are a few LO's i have done recently. the first 2 are made using the kit santas cookies by robyn's chic scraps. stores it is available at are listed on the side over there----->
then the next 2 are made using the kit away in a manger by leaonna of busyscrappin. if u go to my store link on the side u can find her store on the same site.
making cookies a few years ago

christmas eve last year, made this for a deck of cards gift i am trying to make for my brother before he deploys.

the desktop i am using on my laptop right now!
the page i have pasted in my journal to remind me of whom God says i am through His word for me! i love both these kits sooooooo much! i am sure that when i feel better i will be using them a lot more!

health update:
my lyme disease is getting pretty bad right now. the past 6 weeks it has been going down hill and today my dr made some big changes in my treatment plan( upping the dose of iv meds as well as changing it from 4 days a week to 5 days a week ugh.) so i probably will be dead to the world for a few weeks. when i get feeling better trust me i will be throwing them freebies at ya left and right!
God Bless,

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

another freebie

hey all,
i was planning on making a winter kit and today i decided i didnt have time to actually finish one so here is a little frame i had made to include in that kit. enjoy, i hope somebody likes it!

here is the link to snag it.

FINALLY....... the spiffy christmas freebie

hey all,
here is the freebie i have been promising forever to get to u guys. it isnt much but i hope someone finds a use for something in it! below is the sampler review as well as the preview of the full kit available for purchase at both my stores.

here is the link for the sampler freebie. enjoy.

full kit preview

Sunday, November 23, 2008

an award!

* i have been trying for forever tonight to get comments posted on people's blogs but they keep not loading so i am assuming something is wrong with my internet i hate dial up!*

hey all,
my darling friend robyn has given me the treasured friend award!

i have been so blessed to be able to work with her kits and she has been so helpful in my process of learning to design. thanks hun! ok so now comes the time to pass it on, there isnt a number specified so i will just pick a handful.

Liz aka cheeky monkey:
you have been so awesome to work with and really helped me make it through the kjoi contest with your amazing attitude! i loves ya darling!

Sue aka Scrap Wiz:
u have been so helpful over at busyscrappin and i just love to read your responses to posts in the yahoo group!

Kathy aka Designed By K
u have been, along with all the ladies over at busyscrappin, so awesome to work with. plus i love your products and i feel privileged to be selling in the same store as you!

Jody aka Munchkyn Scraps:
u are so giving! plus i am so very thankful that u filled my request and made me some cu cross flairs, u rock!

ok now that i got that out the way, i promise a freebie is coming! i have a few done that just need to be loaded to 4shared and posted here so stay tuned. i am sorry i have been so unplugged recently but my health is still bad and i have now had family issues thrown on top of the whole mess so ugh. i am still pushing my way through, hopefully soon i will be back to normal( well whatever normal is for me haha)

Sunday, November 16, 2008

a layout made by the busyscrappin ct

here is an amazing layout made with my new kit spiffy christmas. cindy nester, one of the busyscrappin store ct girls, made it and i think it is adorable! i cant find her blog at the moment, not sure if she has one, but if i do find it i will link to her site so u all can go check her out! go buy the kit too!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

i am still alive!

hey all,
i have been super sick from all the new meds they put me on for my lyme disease so i have been MIA but in that time i have managed to finally finish a kit. its a cute christmas kit with a great retro feel. its called Spiffy Christmas and it is available in my Busyscrappin store and my kjoistudios store for 2 bucks. i will get it up in kjoistudios soon but it is taking a very long time to upload it and i think it wont get done today.
here is the preview of it.
check my stores, links to which is on the right side of my blog at the top, where all of my other kits are still marked at only a buck! we had wacky wednesday over at busyscrappin and i forgot to change them back to full price and i decided today i would just keep them at a buck for the rest of this week. so go stock up on my products and buy some stuff from the other girls in the store. i am very blessed to be able to be in the store with such amazing designers! oh and i promise there will be an add on to this christmas kit as a freebie for u all very soon! its done i just have to upload it.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Wacky Wednesday at Busyscrappin

hey all, head over to busyscrappin and take advantage of the wacky wednesday sale. everything in the store is a dollar! not just stuff in my store, everything in the entire site is a buck! how sweet is that! thats personal use kits as well as some cu items too. since i have been busy getting the challenges up for the month over at busyscrappin and babysitting for my nephew and going to the dr i havent really had time to upload some new freebies for all u guys. so i thought i would post a freebie from way back in the day that i have been getting a lot of nice comments on.i am reposting my cross embellishment pack that i originally posted way back in june. its one of the 1st things i ever made to give away and i love it. i am currently working a new cross
embellishment pack which is gonna be bigger and better than this one so stay tuned! for those of u guys not interested in the cross pack i am also including a link to a little minikit i made for a designer search contest a while back. enjoy, and go pick up a bunch of stuff over at busyscrappin. the links to the store are on the right side of my blog-----> also check out the challenges over at busyscrappin, i am hosting like 10ish i think and there are like 16 total most with freebies included just for participating. plus for every challenge you complete u get a point and if u do all the challenges for a month u get a month free of the store's commercial use membership!
cross embellishment pack

bday minikit

snag them both soon cuz i am planning on deleting them from my 4shared file on november 11th!

Now onto now scraprelated issues:
As i have mentioned a lot before, i have lyme disease and have been in and out of dr's offices for the past 2 and half years trying to find a treatment that works. today i went in for my monthly visit to touch base with my dr and we discussed a lot of stuff. she just got back from the big lyme confrence and came home armed with a whole host of new info. so we are gonna try a bunch of new stuff. a new antibiotic to go along with the 2 i am currently on and 3 other meds to help with various other issues arising from my lymes. it was such a long day! first off i got up at 5:30 to get ready before my nephew got here. then dr at 830am. tb test and then ekg at around 10am then 65 cc's of blood drawn( thats a lot of stinkin blood!) then my iv meds and then more lab work. i didnt get out of the hospital til 1pm. i ran quick and got some food, went to vote and then headed home to try to get my nephew down for a nap. i am so tired right now. i have so much to do but i think i am heading to bed soon instead.i was hoping to have my christmas kit finished and in the stores by today but it just isnt gonna happen. soon though haha.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Busyscrappin Blog train. trick or treat!

i think i amy just get this up in time for digifree, ugh i am so behind haha.

hey all,

i am very blessed to be a part of the busyscrappin designers team and today in celebration of halloween we are doing a blog train. i dont myself get very into halloween due to the not so good side of it( based on my christian beliefs) but i will admit i greatly enjoy dressing my nephew thomas up and take advantage of any chance to do so without getting weird looks from the neighbors haha. so here is my little freebie, it is more fall inspired instead of halloween related. all the kits these ladies have made are just adorable and i look forward to getting a chance to play around with them all after i get done taking pix of my nephew! the list is below, leave some love to all my girls along the way.

help i cant get my list to work! below is the address to on of the other ladies in the train and until i get this worked out u will need to go to her site and then to get the list from there. sorry, im working on fixing it right now.

Friday, October 24, 2008


this is how i scrap at night because my baby wont let me be!
hello all,
this post is not at all scrap related but my kitty is cute so get over it haha.besides i most of my pages i scrap are either my nephew thomas or my cat so i figured it was ok haha.2 years ago today i rode out to a farm with my sister and picked up my little furbaby. i am not one of those party-throwing cake-getting cat owners( not that there is anything wrong with that) but i decided that since i have soooooooo many pix of my baby i would post some of my fave here now. before i post my pix i just wanted to write a little blurb about my kitty. 1st off my whole life i have been a cat person but we could never have one because myself and my bro are allergic plus we had a dog who was not pro-cat. we moved into the country 3 years ago and once my family got out here we realized( when i say we i really mean my mom haha) that we needed a mouser. after waiting forever to get a cat i took advantage of my mother's hatred for mice and bugged the crap out of her til she said ok we can look for a cat. the same day she said we could "look" for a cat i had one because i grabbed the paper and called every single number that had ads for free kittens. being so late in the year it was hard to find many that were small and by the time i had called the people all their kittens were gone. the last family i called said they had 3 or 4 and to come get whatever ones i wanted. we drove in and were greeted by a circus of animals in the driveway. after we knocked 2 little girls came out to help us find the kittens, Gus was the first one we managed to catch and like 2 mins after we caught him i called my mom and told her i was bringing him home haha. i didnt even look at the other kittens! they said he was 6 weeks old but he looked like at least 12 weeks. i didnt care though. my mom wanted to name him pumpkin or morris since he is orange but i decided right away on Gus-Gus after the fat mouse in cinderella. he can be quite the little pisshead but i loves him! below are all the photos, enjoy.
p.s. we are still allergic to cats but Gus doesnt make either of us sneeze which is very weird!

after his 1st bath

he hates to not be the center of attention

he got his head in there all by himself

stick em up

awwww. this was before he got crazy and the attitude started to come out haha.

Gus always has his arms around something when he sleeps, the chair he is sleeping in is the one i keep my stuffed animals in haha.

his first big snow, he wanted to go out really bad but was soooo mad after i shut the door!

again with the arm around something, this one i admit i changed from my books to the pen cuz i thought the pen was cuter. he didnt even wake up when i moved the books haha

yep, he ate my scrapbooking stickers one day while i was trying to get some pages done

i think cuz they were foam they smelled weird so he liked them.

he likes to get in the way when i am trying to do something so that i have to pay attention to him

he wears my nephew's clothes well haha

after he got neutered. we had to put the collar on cuz he was licking too much and he was very mad at me!

i am always putting things on him while he sleeps


he likes to sleep on things i use so i often find him inside my backpacks and my clothes i have worn and my computer bag haha

my nephew and i catch caterpillars and gus was trying to get them out of the jar to play with them( dont worry he didnt hurt any of them, in fact they are in cocoons in a jar in my house!)

my dad told us he got in there by himself but we all know better haha

look how made he is haha. he doesnt like the flash

Thursday, October 23, 2008


ok so first off i have been trying for like 20 mins to get into my blog to write a post and i kept getting security errors saying my address was not approved to access my blog which is silly cuz this is the address i always use to get into my blog haha. so i am going to go and try to change my passwords and what not but i wanted to get a note out in case i have been hacked haha.
ok and now on to the award!so i have been very blessed to have been a part of the KJOI Studios designer contest. even if i hadnt been accepted into the store i would still cherish the experiences i have had there. all the ladies are amazing and so very helpful which is great for me because i am very new at designing and have A LOT to learn! one of these very helpful and amazing women mITSYBELLE gave me the i love your blog award.
it made my day hun! i am not sure how many people i am to pass this on to but she chose 3 so i will pick 3 as well.

Designed By K
when i first started designing way backwhen( april/may 2008haha) her awesome cu freebie products were some of my fave things to play around with. i check her blog everyday and i am so thankful to be selling in the same store as her( busyscrappin.)
Delicious Scraps
I love use her cu stuff in almost every kit, she is such an amazingly generous designer and i check her blog everyday!I dont know her personally and in fact have never had a convo with her at all but i just really love her blog so much! oh and she taught me( through a post on her blog) that i can open psd files in Paint shop which is so cool!
The Scrappin Cop
again another lady i dont know but i visit her blog daily and i use her cu stuff in almost every kit i make! she is such a talented lady and i love that she is so giving to all us beginner designers.

there are like a billion blogs i could add to that list but i will stop myself at 3. i promise there will be a freebie for u guys soon, i have just been so darn busy trying to get my new store set up and my freebie kits done for the challenges i am hosting at busyscrappin for november. there are gonna be some great challenges, there is one in particular i am very excited for. i havent seen any challenge quite like it( although it may be out there and i havent seen it haha.) so when it gets to the 1st i will clue u all in and u guys can head over to busyscrappin and get all the freebies for doing the challenges! ok im gonna go cuz my stinkin dial up is being silly.God Bless!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Kjoi Designer Contest Blog Hop

ok so after all this secrecy i can now say i am contestant 21879D aka Pinkie. The above is a preview of all my entries into the contest as well as my avies i had to use.

Hey all,
The contest is finally over and surprise........ I MADE THE TEAM!!!!!! I am so very excited. here is my little freebie for u guys, its an add on to my newest kit coming soon. enjoy.

also i was given this awesome award last week by scrap stew sue and havent had a chance to mention it or pass it on. soon i will haha. but i wanted to say thank u to sue and ya'll better watch your comments cuz i will be passing this award on soon!

here is the list of ladies from the contest. they all have freebies just for this occassion so go and grab them. now have patience please if some of the ladies dont have their blogs ready please chck back again later, we had some trouble getting the timing right since there are so many different time zones to keep track of.

21206D-Lizard Dau Designs


21879D-Digidesigns By Amberbaz
u are here!

22181A-April Dawn Creations

22342B-Camillas Kitchen



22896B-Lori Imel

23494D-Cancer Moon Creations

24301D-KatLen Kreations

24588B-Belanna At Odds

24789C-SandEz Creationz

24864A-ducky Panda Bear Designs

23075D Stacey Crossley Designs

Alisha happy feet tripalee designs

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

new kit in the store, Hooah!

ok here is my newest kit in the store. it is a revamped and improved version of the week one sas kit i entered for their designer contest. i have received so much interest in this kit i decided to put it in my store asap! enjoy,
p.s. happy bday to my brother mark, this is his second bday away from home due to his service in the army.

here is a little freebie for u guys, a sampler for the kit.

u can get it here.

i have a new ct person yay! her name is Laura and she is also a designer over at busyscrappin. her blog is listed over on the right side of my blog under her name, links to her galleries to come soon.

Friday, October 10, 2008

ugh kidney stones

hey all,
a week ago tomorrow i went to the emergency room because i was in severe pain. they sent me home with some pain meds and said they suspected kidney stones. the next morning i had to go back in because i was unable to hold down the pain meds they gave me so i was still in a lot of pain. after a bunch of problems and 3 hours of my life wasted they gave antinausea meds and new pain meds and sent me on my way. it is now friday and i still havent passed the stones ugh. i went to my family dr who says i am still peeing blood which means i must not be drinking enough fluids so i am sitting here with a gallon jug of ice water trying my best to wash these little buggers away. the meds i am on make me very sleepy so i havent gotten a whole lot of anything done but i promise i am gonna start handing out the freebies once i pass these stones. in the mean time head over to my store at busy scrappin( link on the side of my blog) and look at all the awesome kits available. plus we have like 18 challenges for u guys in the forums and most of them have freebies attached! God Bless,amb

Friday, October 3, 2008

ct call, again!

ok guys i thought i would do this one more time. i think i am pretty easy to work with haha. check the challenges out at busyscrappin, like 16 kits u get for free if u do all the challenges this month!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

new kit in the store!

here is a look at my new kit in the busy scrappin store called funky flavor. i am loving the colors!

here is a little sampler/add on i made for all u guys. enjoy, show some love and go check the store out!

p.s. dont forget to check out all the challenges at busyscrappin!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

free minikits at busyscrappin

hey all,
i have been super busy trying to get my store set up and stuff but i thought i would give u guys a look at the FREE minikits and cu items you can get designed by me when u participate in some of the challenges over at busyscrappin. you have to register on the 1st at the site and then read all the details about the challenges but below are the previews of the items u get when u complete my challenges.

everyday item challenge freebie:

badge book template challenge: the sketch.template i created is cu!

fave drink challenge:

fave food challenge:

numbers challenge:

animal challenge:

scrap therapy challenge:

scripture/inspirational topic challenge:

cu stock images song lyric:

scraplift challenge:

word art pack needed for the scripture challenge. everyone gets this just visit the forum!

a new kit is almost ready so stay tuned for some freebies soon! check my store out over at busyscrappin.
i design under the name digidesigns by amberbaz.
the forums are here, go check them out tomorrow!

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