Second Set of Luggage Tags

The next set of Luggage Tags were put together using ‘Red Wine and Rag Time’ by Tracy of Ambowife Designs.  Here is a preview of the kit.


This is definitely one of my favorites, along with all of her Christmas kits.   Her kit can be purchased at her store, at Stone Accents Studio.


She also has another new one coming to her store very soon, called ‘Into the Wide Blue Yonder’.  Here is a quick peek.




I absolutely love the shades of Blue in this one.  I will be coming up with some wonderful creations with it very soon.  Okay, on to the Freebies now.  Here is the first Luggage Tag in the set.

Click on Preview to download.

Luggage Tag 2

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Luggage Tag 3

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That is all I have for you for right now.  I will get to work here shortly on putting the Back Covers together for the Gingerbread Christmas Brag Book and have those available for download for you tomorrow.


Everyone have a wonderful Christmas Eve and a very Merry Christmas tomorrow.  Wishing you all the best the Season has to offer, from our house to yours.  Merry Christmas everyone.  Muah!!!!

First set of Luggage Tag freebies

Here is the first set of Luggage Tags that I have put together.  The first one is from Julia’s ‘Cozy Holiday’ kit.


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Be back in a flash with more luggage tags from Ambowife Desigsn.

Another set of Brag Book pages

This set of Brag Book pages are long over due, also.  This is a set of 8 4x6” Brag Book pages I put together for Julia of BeaconScrap using her ‘Gingerbread Christmas’ kit.  I still have to put the back covers together for the pages, but figured I had better hurry and get these posted before Christmas.

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I am off to go collect some more, be back shortly.

Next Set of Christmas freebies

Here is the next set of freebies I have for you.  This is a set of coordinating Brag Book back covers to go with BeaconScraps ‘Fuzzy Sweaters’ Brag Book pages.


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I am having issues with Mediafire currently, so as soon as it stops being buggy for me, I will have more downloads for you.  TTFN.

Christmas Freebies…

I am finally back bearing more gifts.  I am soo far behind the times, it isn’t even funny.  It has been so crazy around our house getting ready for the Holidays, I haven’t had time to post anything.  Time for me to play catch up.  I have lots of goodies to share today and tomorrow.  I am going to split each one up into a separate post, so be sure to grab them all.


To start off with, I have a layout I put together for Tracy using her ‘Home For The Holidays’ kit for her ‘Speed Scrap Challenge’ at Stone Accents Studio.  You can purchase the kit at either SAS or Digital Paper Hearts.


For it being a speed scrap and not knowing what I was going to do initially, I think it turned out pretty well.


Okay, now onto the freebies.  The first set is a little late in arriving.  I put these together a while ago for Julia of BeaconScrap and almost forgot about them.  This is a set of 8 Brag Book pages, with Front and Back Covers, also.


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Happy downloading and be sure to check back for more freebies throughout the rest of today and tomorrow.  TTFN.

My apologies...Freebie has been fixed...and a request

I am so sorry, I don't know exactly how it happened.  How embarrassing.  I have fixed the link and it should be working now.  Here is the corrected link.

Please accept my sincerest apologies, I am so sorry I didn't find out about this and get it fixed earlier.  I was gone all day yesterday trying to help a very dear friend of ours.  I am going to explain the situation and make a request, so please continue reading once you have picked up your gift from me.

My husband and I have a very close friend that is in dire straights right now.  He recently had to take his truck in to see why it wasn't running right.  The temperature in our area dropped down below freezing for a few nights and his truck wouldn't start one morning in order for him to go to work.  He checked the antifreeze levels to find out that it was almost empty, with no clue as to where the antifreeze went.

When he took it into the shop, he found out that there was a sensor that went bad, allowing all of the oil from the engine to get into the radiator and all of the antifreeze had been burned off.  The bad part is, the radiator has to be boiled out to remove all of the oil and all of the belts and hoses need to be replaced, along with the sensor.  Repairs on the truck are going to cost in the ballpark of $3000 in order for him to get his truck back.  This is a severe hardship for him and we have been helping out in anyway that we can think of.

He also recently went through a divorce a couple of years ago and filed bankruptcy last month because of it.  He has about $300 in his checking account and that is it.  We have tried the local charities, finance companies, payday loans and the such.  It has come to the point that I helped him yesterday go around to local pawn shops and sell off some of his valuable possessions, only to come up with about $400.  He has even tried to get a loan against his retirement and his life insurance, to no avail.

The situation has gotten grim, even if he can come up with the rest of the money, he will be broke for the next month and won't be able to afford groceries for himself, or Christmas presents for himself and his two young daughters.  He has no food in the house now at it is, and nothing even for a Christmas dinner.

I don't normally do this, I try to keep my personal life and my scrapbooking life seperate as much as possible, and I don't make requests for help like this at all.  I try to help out with charity collabs for others as much as possible, but now I am asking for help, not for myself, but for our friend.

It makes me very sad to see anyone in this kind of situation, and I am asking if any of my loyal visitors that visit my blog on a regular basis can help out in any way.  Even if it is one dollar, that is more than he has currently.  If any of you can help us make this a wonderful Christmas for our friend and his daughters, I would be so grateful.

I know it is a lot to ask this time of year with the holidays just a week away, but again, I am not asking for myself.  If you could find it in your heart to make even a small donation, please send it to my paypal account at dawnecarr[at]cableone[dot]net.  I will make sure that you receive a special gift for your generosity.  Thank you all so much for taking the time to read this and thank you in advance for any assistance you can provide.

Gingerbread Christmas QP’s freebie

I finally have made it back.  I spent 2 days and got my widgets all put back in now and organized, so I am thankful for that.  I would really like to hear what you think of my new blog layout and content, whether you like it or don’t like it, if something is missing, etc.  Be gentle with me, though.  LOL  I am still a newbie to all of this blog design.

Okay, on to the real reason why you are here today.  I have 3 QP’s for you from Carolyn’s ‘Gingerbread Christmas’ kit.  She really likes how they turned out.  Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.  Here is a preview of them.



I have also put together a blog background for Carolyn using this same kit.

I don’t have the header put together yet, but I am working on it.  My designing and blog posting has suffered lately with everything going on lately with real life issues and preparations for the holidays coming up.  But, I promise, I will be back as soon as I can with more freebies for you as soon as I can.

Unfortunately, that is all I have for you for the moment.  Have a great day and take care.  And please don’t forget to leave me a comment.  I love hearing from you.  TTFN.

Freebies are uploaded…finally

I am finally back with the freebies I promised from yesterday.  It took me forever to get them uploaded.  I had to try and upload the last bunch 3 times before they finally uploaded successfully.  Not sure what is going on, I have never had trouble uploading to mediafire before.  Anyway, it is all done and taken care of now and I have links for you, that is the important part.


To start off with, I have the Tagger size and Scrapbook Max Booster Packs for ‘Holiday Wishes’, if anyone is interested.


Tagger Size

Elements 1 SBM

Elements 2 SBM

Elements 3 SBM

Elements 4 SBM

Elements 5 SBM

Papers 1 SBM

Papers 2 SBM


Next up, I have the first part of the ‘Candy Cane Lane’ kit.  This time around is just a small paper pack for you.  I need to finish up some more elements, yet.  I wasn’t real happy with what I came up with before, so I scrapped it and started over.  I think this version looks a lot better.  Take a look and let me know what you think.


Full Size

Tagger Size

Booster Pack

I think I have everything set up right this time and there shouldn’t be any problems.  Please let me know if there is, though, and I will get right on it.

That is all I have for right now.  I will try to be back tomorrow with another freebie for you.  Take care and have a great day.  TTFN.

Update...and a small freebie

Hello everyone.  Sorry for my absense of late.  I have been hard at work again.  Unfortunately, I don't have much to show for it.

I am sure everyone has noticed the changes I have made to my blog.  I recently changed from a 2-column template to a 3-column one, and lost all of my widgets in the process.  But, I am slowly working on it behind the scenes to try and get them all back, I hope.  LOL.  I am not very good as html code, so I have asked Jeanette of 'Easy Custom Blog Design' to see if she could help me figure out what went wrong.  Keeping my fingers crossed.

I have some wonderful kits to show you from my CT designers.  First up is Tracy of Ambowife Designs with her totally awesome 'Home for the Holidays' kit.  It is absolutely gorgeous.  Check it out for yourself.


Be sure to watch here and keep an eye out for some upcoming tags and brag book pages from me using this kit.  You can purchase this kit from Tracy's Stores at Stone Accents Studio or Digital Paper Hearts.  If you check out her store at Stone Accents Studio, you will also see that she is having a 10 for $10 sale currently also.  That is ten of her best selling kits, including 'Home for the Holidays, for $10.  Wow, awesome deal. 

Next up is Julia of BeaconScrap.  She has a new release out in her store called 'Cozy Holiday'.  It is absolutely gorgeous, also.

I will have some Keyplate tags and brag book pages put together for this kit in the very near future, also.  She has another new kit coming out in the near future, but I can't show that one to you yet.  You can check out the current kits she has available for sale by going to her blog, or preview all of her kits here.  She is also having a December sale currently, where you can purchase all 14 of her Christmas kits for $9, soon to be 17 kits when she gets them all finished.  But, please be patient, she recently had a mishap with her external hard drive and is working as quickly as she can to get them finished and into the store.

That is all of the CT news I have for you currently.  I was going to post a brand new freebie for you, but the zip file is not cooperating with me, again, as usual.  I am going to have to re-zip it and re-upload to mediafire and hope it works this time.  So, I will be back in a little while with a little sample of a new kit called 'Candy Cane Lane'.

Also, I guess there has been some continuing issues with the 'Holiday Wishes' zip files, so I recreated those files and re-uploaded them to mediafire, also.  If anyone missed the freebies from before, could not get them to download, or had problems with them they are again.

I will be back a little later this morning with the Tagger Size links and the Scrapbook Max Booster Packs for 'Holiday Wishes', also.  Please bear with me and my sincerest apologies for being late with this one.

That is all I have for you now, but check back in with me in a few hours and I will have some more goodies for you to pick up.  I hope you all have a great day today.  TTFN.

Blog updates

I hope my blog visitors enjoy the blog updates that I have been adding.  The next step will be to see if I can get a new blog background to show up, since the fall one never did decide to work properly.  Hopefully the Holiday Ice blog wear that I am putting together will look better.  TTFN.

Link is fixed

I just tested the link for the Holiday Wishes Elements 1 file and downloaded it successfully, so it should be good to go now.  Sorry for the inconvenience everyone.  Thank you for letting me know the link was broken.  Hopefully, the rest of the links are working just fine.  Take care and have a great day.

Choo Choo…

The Starving Artist Holiday Blog Train is on its way down the track.

Sorry I am so far behind…it took me almost 2 hours to upload my portion to mediafire, it is so huge.  288mb in total.  I have broken it down into smaller files to make it easier to download.   And there are a lot more wonderful kits to pick up along the way.

Here is what you can pick up from me today.


Here is the link for the Blog Train Hub

and here is the rest of the blog train stops along the way

I have the full size kit available for you today.  Come back tomorrow and I will have the Tagger Size and Scrapbook Max Booster Packs available, also.

Have fun and enjoy your trip down the blog train.  TTFN.

Sneak Peek

My Starving Artist Blog Train kit is finally finished.  *Whew*  Finally.  This one took me forever.  Here is a sneak peeky for you.

Be sure to come back on Dec. 1st to pick this and the World Wide Christmas freebie that I will have available for you to download.

Back to work I go.  I have 2 more kits to finish putting together for Christmas and 2 late entries for Thanksgiving kits.  TTFN.

Fall Into Autumn QP’s Freebie

Sorry I am late, everyone.  I don’t know where my head was.  I guess I was soo busy creating and putting layouts together, I completely forgot about posting these.  Urgh.  Sorry about that.

I have 3 QP’s for you today, from Carolyn’s part of our ‘Fall Into Autumn’ collab.  Nothing too fancy here.  I am running so far behind, I don’t have time to put previews together…so here goes.

This is a layout I put together using pictures of Prince in his sweater I am making for him.  It is almost finished, now.  You can tell what his opinion of the whole situation is, lol.
And this is the QP for you to download.

Click on preview to download

The next layout is of photos from 5 years ago, when Chelcey was 15, and our pups first Fall.  Chelcey went out to rake up leaves from our giant maple we have in the back yard, and Lilah thought it would be great fun to jump into the middle of the leaves and scatter them all around again for Chelcey to rake up again.  This went on for a couple of hours.

For this layout, I used some photos of the beautiful scenery from our hunting trip last year.  The colors were just gorgeous and I couldn’t resist snapping a few pictures.

These two pages are meant to compliment each other and go together as a double page layout.
They are both included in the zip file above.

That is all I have for right now, but I will be back with some more layouts that I have put together, and maybe another freebie…

Talk to you later.  Have a great day and take care everyone.  TTFN.

Starving Artist Holiday Blog Train is coming….


We'll have something for everyone come Dec. 1st and with
Well over 50 designers, this is one blog train you won't want to miss!
Stop by the Official Blog to follow us so you won't miss out on anything!


Sorry I haven’t been around much lately.  I have been working really hard on all of the blog train kits I have signed up to do so far.  The Starving Artist Blog Train is just the first one in a long string of Blog Trains coming up that I am participating in.

I am also working on 2 extra Thanksgiving kits that will be available Thanksgiving Day, along with some CU items including some scripts that I hope to have finished soon.  I have been a very busy girl.  Just wanted to let you know what I have been up to, didn’t want you to think that I was ignoring anyone or dropped off the face of the earth again, lol.

I will talk to you all again very soon.  Have a great weekend and take care everyone.  TTFN.

Fall Harvest Alpha Freebie

I am back with another freebie from the ‘Fall Harvest’ mega kit.  This time, I have an alpha for you, both upper and lower case.


I also have the next Luggage Tag in the series for you.

Click preview to download

If anyone has any more issues with downloads, please let me know right away so that I can try to get it fixed.  It seems that mediafire is running a lot smoother now, so hopefully every thing will be fine.
Thank you so much for all of your wonderful comments and words of encouragement.  I appreciate it so much.  It helps to inspire me.  In fact, I may even be back later today with another little present for you.  We shall see.  LOL.  Talk to you later.  Have a great afternoon.  TTFN.

Link issue explained

Okay, I feel like I have been beating my head against a brick wall all morning trying to figure out what was going on with one silly little link for the Gingerbread Christmas blog train and why it wasn't downloading correctly.  I thought maybe it had something to do with my bandwidth again and that it may have corrupted the file or something, so I reuploaded it and got a new link.  Then,  I got 2 more emails telling me that the links were invalid.  So, I went in and deleted the old file from mediafire, deleted it from my computer, re-created it and uploaded again, getting another new link.  I got 2 more emails.  Okay, this time I left the old link, created another new zip and tried uploading it, but it kept dying on me.  Grrrrr!!!!

So, I used 3 different computers and tested the link, downloading the file to all 3 computers and unzipping it.  It worked.  Okay, what is going on here?  It's working, right?   But, I got another email saying it wasn't working.  So, I went to check the file again and guess what.....

The issue isn't with me or my computer,  it's mediafire.  They are updating and completely re-doing their website today.  So, all I can suggest is patience and keep trying.  It will work eventually.  It would have been nice if Mediafire had let us know that they were going to be working on the website and may be causing malfunctions like this.

And, just to make sure, here is another link for the Gingerbread Christmas Blog Train Full size kit.

I hope this explanation helps.  Talk to you soon.  Hugs.

Link has been updated

I fixed the link for the Full Size Gingerbread Christmas download.  It should be good to go now.  Let me know if you have any more issues with it.  I apologize for the delay.  I stayed up until about 10 this morning and then crashed, so I didn't see the messages right away.  Hopefully, this resolves the issue for everyone.  Thank you for letting me know that it wasn't working.  I will be back with your next freebies in a little while, just putting the finishing touches on the preview right now.  TTFN.

Gingerbread Christmas Blog Train…and massive amounts of freebies

Choo Choo…. Is everyone ready for a blog train?  I hope so.
This is going to be a really LOOOOOONNNNNGGGGG post, so make sure you follow through all the way to the end.  Otherwise, you may miss out on all of the freebies you can collect from me today.

I was finally able to get my portion of this blog train put together and ready to post.  I am only 6 hours behind the times for a change.  LOL.
Here is the preview for my portion of this wonderfully awesome blog train.

Here are all of the download links for my portion

Here are the links to the rest of the stops along the way

Be sure to follow along and collect all of the parts for this wonderful blog train.
Check back in with me in a couple of days, I will have another small freebie from this kit available for you.

Okay, now…Again, I must apologize for not getting the last portion of my ‘Fall Harvest’ mini kit out to you in a timely manner.

Our very good friend, Neal, decided to make one last attempt at bagging a deer for this year…and guess what,…..he got one.  He called to let DH and I know that he had one down and was headed back to town to clean it up.  So, we hurried and got in the car and went running.  That is what I was doing for most of the day yesterday, until about 4 in the afternoon.

By the time we got back home, it was time for me to hurry and put something together for today’s blog train.  It is now almost 6 in the morning and I haven’t been to bed yet, working my fingers to the bone trying to get all of this done for you.  LOL.

To top it off, Today is also ‘All Saints Day’ and my DH’s 48th birthday.  I am just not going to have time to slap a preview together real quick with everything else that is going on today.  So, since it is my hubby’s birthday today, you all get the presents today.  I am going to leave it as a surprise, but believe me, it is worth it.  It is all of the last of my ‘Fall Harvest’ elements and papers.

It is soo big in fact, I had to break it down into several smaller parts.  Here are all of the downloads.

I’ll be back later with the Scrapbook Max Booster Packs.  It is taking almost an hour to upload just the Full Size and Tagger Size files alone.

Don’t go away just yet, though.  I am not done yet, lol.  I also have 2 more Luggage Tag Back freebies for you, also.  Since I am running so far behind, I decided to give you both of the tags.

Click on Preview to download

Click on Preview to download

I think that is all I have for you today.  As if I could possibly hand out any more freebies today.  LOL.  Check back in with me tomorrow and I will have the first alpha for ‘Fall Harvest’ available, along with the next Luggage Tag Back for you.

Take care everyone and have a most excellent November 1st.  Hugs to all.  TTFN.

Fall Harvest Part 6 Freebie is Finally Ready

Thank you so much everyone for being so patient with me in getting this posted, 2 days late now.  Oh my goodness.  I swear, everybody and their Uncle wanted to come over and visit yesterday.  We had company in and out of the house all afternoon.

It took me forever to get my previews done.  And then, when I was finally ready to upload everything, all the members of my household were on the net playing games.  My upload speed was atrocious.  I had to wait until later this morning, after everyone went to bed to finally be able to get everything uploaded and ready to post.  Even then, it took over an hour to do it.  Hmmm, wonder what is up with that?

Saturday will be my last mini kit with #7.  I will have 2 Alphas to post yet, sometime next week.  It is still going to work out that I will be posting a freebie a day until about Tuesday of next week, with the rest of the Ruby Remedy Luggage Tags and the ADSD Gingerbread Christmas Blog Train starting on Sunday.  This will get drug out for a while yet.  LOL.

Well, anyway, here is your freebie for today.  On to the downloads.

Be sure to come  back tomorrow to get the 7th mini kit from me.  I believe yesterday was Carolyn’s last portion for her mini kits, but she may still have some surprises in store.

Also today, you get to pick up the next Ruby Remedy Tag Back in the series.  Here is a look at what you get today.
Click on the preview to download

Also, if you haven't already done so, you can go to Tracy's blog to download the Ruby Remedy Luggage Tag 2.  But hurry, they won't last long.

Click on the preview to be taken directly to the download link

That is all I have for you today.  Time for me to get busy on tomorrow’s preview.  I ran out of papers, so I will have to put a few together real quick.  LOL   Talk to you later.  Have a great day.  TTFN.


Please accept my apologies.  Life has interfered yet again and my 'Fall Harvest' freebie is late once again.
I haven't been able to get much computer work done yesterday, I just wasn't feeling well and running a fever.  I think I sweated it all out last night, though, and woke up feeling refreshed and ready to work.

To top it off, yesterday morning I found out that my computer decided to do a random restart of the system and shut down, closing all of the programs and all of the files that I had open at the time.  *Urgh*  I was so upset and discouraged, on top of not feeling well.  I lost all of the new items that I had been working on to add to the Fall Harvest files.  Oh well, nothing I can do about it now but recreate them and get them added to the next zip file.

That is what I am going to be spending my morning doing this morning.  I will be back a little later with the next preview and download when I get them put together.  For now, though, I have the next Luggage Tag back for you from Tracy's 'Ruby Remedy' kit.

Click on image to download

As I am sure you can tell, most of the Luggage Tag backs have journaling elements on them to provide an area for journaling whatever photo you choose to add to the Luggage Tag front before printing out and using to your hearts desire.

Also, I have had some questions about the .smb files for the 'Fall Harvest' freebies, what they are and how to use them.  The downloads with the .smb file extension are the Scrapbook Max Booster Packs and can only be used with the Scrapbook Max Software Program.  I just wanted to let some of you know that.  I know that there has been some confusion about that and I apologize for not making it clearer.

If you do not already have this program downloaded and installed on your computer, you can go to Carolyn's blog and download a free 30 day trial to try it out and see how you like creating scrapbook pages with it.  Just click on the purple Scrapbook Max banner on the top of her blog and it will take you directly to the Scrapbook Max website where you can download the free trial.  I absolutely love using it to scrap pages with.  As soon as I can afford to buy the liscence for it, I am going to. 

Okay, that is all I have for you now.  I am off to get back to work putting together the rest of the next portion of 'Fall Harvest' part 6.  I will be back as soon as I get it finished.  TTFN.

Fall Harvest Part 5 Freebie

I am back...with the next portion of 'Fall Harvest' for you to download.  Putting this kit together has been a lot of fun and a learning experience for me.  I hate to see the end of it, but I am down to the last little bit of what I put together for you.  I think I will make one last portion for Wednesdays download.  I have another kit that I need to get started on for the ADSD Christmas blog train and a bunch of CT work to do.

Don't forget to stop by Carolyn's blog tomorrow to pick up her next portion.

Click on the preview to be taken to her blog.

Anyway, here is a preview of today's portion.

Full Size Elements
Full Size Papers

By the time we get done posting all of our portions, you should have a total of a dozen mini kits for one massive mega kit.  Almost like our own mini blog train.  LOL.  I hope you have enjoyed our creations.

Don't take off just yet, though.  I have one more freebie for you today.  I also have the second Luggage Tag Back for Tracy's Ruby Remedy Luggage Tags to hand out today.

Click on the preview to download

If you haven’t already downloaded the Luggage Tag 1 from Tracy, then head over to her blog to pick it up.  But, you need to hurry.  They are only available for a limited time before Tracy puts them in her store.  Grab them while you can.

Click on the preview to be taken directly to the download link for this tag.  Then, come back tomorrow to pick up the Back for Tag #2 in the set.
Okay, I think I am done for now.  I will catch up with you again later.  TTFN.

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