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,

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