Monday, March 2, 2009

New Month… New Challenges!

Woohoo!!! It’s March!  I always LOVE a fresh start… and I would really love to put February BEHIND me… thank-you-very-much!  Too many visits to the doctor, too many projects ‘started’ and never finished off, and too many crazy things to handle!

Our WORST crazy thing in February was my husband getting in a car wreck!  He gave me a call early one morning to let me know that he had totaled the car!!!  After my heart started beating again… he gave me a few more details : he was FINE (thankfully) but both HIS car and the car in front of him were toast.  We had experienced another icky morning of snow that day… and apparently the car right in front of my husband started skidding and spinning uncontrollably on some black ice– so Matt had to try to turn HIS car to avoid the one in front of him – and he ended up spinning too – and then after both cars had spun around into strange locations, Matt’s car grazed the side of the one in front of him and then Matt went off the road and into a ditch!  Arrrrgh!!!!  So now we have to go car shopping since we are down to only our van.  (Which I need during the day to cart my kiddos around in… and today I am ‘carless’ since Matt took it to work.  Ugh.)

On the PLUS side of things… I got to redeem my Valentine’s Day gift from my hubby this past Saturday ::: A 90 MINUTE MASSAGE!!!  WOOHOO!!!   Yes… major brownie points were earned by Matt!!! LOL!  So at least I had one AMAZING February experience right?

Ooooh… I want to show you a layout that was RAK’ed to me by the SWEETHEART (and fantastic scrapper) Carin!!! 

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Here are the pages a bit closer up…

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Didn’t she do an amazing job???!!!  She took pictures I had of my oldest son and youngest daughter and put them into this glorious, fantasy world!  The brave pirate rescuing the damsel in distress… LOL!  I just LOVE LOVE LOVE it!  Carin used a new kit by Lorie at Scrapbook Graphics called Flying DreamsThank you again Carin!!! MWAH!!!! You’re a sweetheart!!!

In other scrapping news… March means NEW DSO CHALLENGES!!! And some NEW posting bonuses that you can get for FREE just for playing along with us!  Hooray!

Click HERE to learn all about my new March Scraplift Challenge!  Just for putting together a scrapbook page (which you do anyway right??? LOL!) as a part of our challenge, you will get this posting bonus I created for FREE

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And Kim B. had a new March Color Challenge as well… her color swatch this month brought ‘butterflies’ to my mind (hee hee hee…) so I put together a mini kit to share based on the butterfly!

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You can download this kit with two links on box.net (thought I would try to stay away from 4shared for a bit…)

First link for papers: (link has expired)

Second link for elements: (link has expired)

Anyway… hope you like the little freebie, and I hope you pop on over to DSO to check out my new March Scraplift Challenge!  Have a great week everybody!

***UPDATE***

Sorry about the issues with the bandwidth everybody!  I didn’t know that the free box.net account only allows you to have 10 GB of bandwidth each MONTH!!!!  So after about 700 downloads, my account has fizzled… LOL!

I’ve re-upped the entire thing all together into 4shared again… and I will suggest what other people have suggested if you want to use 4shared safely… don’t use IE when downloading… use Mozilla Firefox instead.  It’s a free browser that is very fast and easy to install.  Their security blocks the 4shared virus apparently.  (That’s the word on the ‘street’ in any case…)

Here is the new download link for ya:

(link has expired)

Sorry about that!  What sites do you guys use to host your downloadable files??? I’d love to get some good suggestions!!!

34 comments:

Kristine said...

Hiya Beth!
Was wondering where you were hiding! You were gettin' a RUBDOWN!!! Lucky dog...... :P

Mary said...

I am so off to check out the lift chall. Thanks for the freebie

I wish I could put March behind be we got snow and I so hate driving in it :( Sorry to hear about your car and I'm glad he's ok :)
have fun shopping.

makeyesup said...

Great kit for the color challenge, thanks for sharing.

gabs said...

beautiful kit

Scapa said...

A good thing everything went well about your car being wrecked...!
March means spring usually, but now I feel like I'm snowing far far away from it LOL
TFS!

Amy Eileen said...

Oh no! So sorry to hear about your hubby's accident. Thank goodness he wasnt hurt. I am happy to put Feb behind as well. Here's to new beginnings! :)

Mrs E of Scrappy Freebies said...

thanks for sharing!

CreativeBusyHands-Scrapbook Freebies Search said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Scrapbook Freebies Search List, under the Kit(s) post on Mar. 02, 2009. Thanks again.

Vana63 said...

Thanx Beth! Luv the butterfly, the springy colors and box.net, ggg :-)

Dania said...

What a fabulous pirate spread...gorgeous!

Digi Free said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 02 Mar [LA 07:00pm, NY 10:00pm] - 03 Mar [UK 03:00am, OZ 02:00pm] ).

charlie said...

your serenity kit is stunning Beth!

Jacki said...

Wow- lots to blog about!! So sorry again about the car wreck!!
I love the pirate pages- how fun and creative!! Love your color challenge freebie AND your Serenity kit- that was a fun challenge!!! You've been busy- thanks for sharing your fabulous designs!!

Mieneke said...

Thank you!!

Yvonne said...

Thank you :o)

nancypinct said...

This is a lovely freebie! Thank you for all of these wonderful goodies!

Brenda said...

Delicious colors - thanks so much for the sweet gift :-D

demingglobal said...

so beautiful - thnak you!

skarpa said...

very beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

Sharon aka Scrapcat4914 said...

TY so very much!!!!!!!!!!!

Ajila said...

Beautiful kit. I love the color palette and elements. Also Box Net works great. Thank you so much and leaving you some love.

Peggie said...

Thank you. Beautiful.

Elaine said...

I was trying to get his freebie as I think it is gorgeous but get the message that user is out of bandwidth. Is there some other way to get it?

Shannon - Desert Designs said...

Wow - glad your DH is ok! The kits this month are fab - Kim did give us some rawkin' colors!

Olga said...

Just wanted to say thank you for sharing your kit with us.
Olga

Dani B said...

Thank you! Yes, I have NO problems (knock, knock) with Firefox.

Lainey said...

Hi ya, Beth! Glad to hear things are getting better. Love the freebie and i'll be doing the challenge soon as turn in my homework! I like to use mediafire for my file downloads.

DonnaC said...

This is gorgeous!!!
Thanks so much Beth.

mmikes said...

This is wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

I have not had a problem with 4shared. I get direct downloads with no popups but then I have 2 firewalls and anti virus that scans each file before I download

Kendra said...

pretty, love the colors!

thescrappywife said...

Lovely! Thank you!

FYI: Digital Candy is offering file hosting now.

Karen said...

Your kit is gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing.

amsangel said...

Thanks for sharing your DSO CC kit, very warm, indeed!!

And thanks for the PC brownie bites link - I'm having a party next week and have been wondering what to make for dessert!

TerriK said...

Fabulous color challenge kit. Thanks for sharing!!