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Sugar Shoppe ~ ASDS October Collab Kit October 1, 2008

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The ASDS Collaberation team have done it again!!!  We have a gorgeous, HUGE mega kit to share again this month.  It’s called Sugar Shoppe and the previews I’ve seen are just amazing.  The link to my part is under my preview.  I have 3 zip files in the 4 shared link.  Then make sure to scroll down to find the blog train and pick up all the other pieces….

Pick up my part of Sugar Shoppe here

Now, continue the train ride and see the rest of the kit…

A Zone for Digiscraps
Adventures in Scrapland
Andrea Whitt <<<>>
Ann (mumsy)
Arvita Elam
Blind Sight Designs
Brooke & Joni of Ahhh Scrap!
Burkhart Scrapzone (Michaele)
Buzybee (Penny)
by God’s design
Carolyn Ritter
City Scribe Scraps
Creative Digital Scraps by Chiara
Deanna at Flower Scraps
Deb aka The Scrappin Cop
Doodle’s Designs
Erika {aka PinkuPixie}
jeanniebs designs
Jody of Munchkyn Scraps
Judith of Just Another Scrap
Kalo Designs
Kathy Goldstein Designs The Scrap Loft
Krystal of Scraps Sealed with a Kiss
Late Night Scraps
Linda’s Dream Designs
Lynn of Heavenly Crafts
Mags at MagsGraphics
Manda at Disaster In Designs
Mandy at Scraps With Spunkitude
Mardesia at Crafter’s Boutique
Melanie aka Sweetasmel
Melonie @ Designs By Mel
MJ at My Sweet Tater
Monica at Random Inspirations
Nadine at Scrappinmamma’s Digitals
Scrappy Cats at Moving ON
Shabby Tagger
Shannon of ScrappyShannon
Shel at Shel Belle Scraps
Silver Fae (aka Karen J)
Stacey Crossley
Teri at TerisThingOMyJigs
Three Bright Lights Design


New Freebie Kit… September 30, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — andreawhitt @ 12:32 pm

Sadly, I’ve had this kit finished for a few weeks now but I’m just now getting around to sharing it.  I stay so busy with work and taking care of my family.  I’m also supposed to start selling my goodies soon and I’ve been working on two awsome kits and getting ready to start another one.  I’ll have more info on that later.  So for now, I have put together a baby girl kit since I made a baby boy kit last month.  Think link to 4 shared is under the preview 🙂

Go here to pick up the 5 zip files.


When it rains…it pours! September 21, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — andreawhitt @ 2:27 pm

Wow, so much crap has been happening lately.  Sometimes I feel like my head is spinning.  Scrapping usually calms me but I’ve not had time to create much.  My grandmother had to have major surgery Friday and I’ve been worried to death about her.  He had to have a mastectomy (second one), lymph nodes removed and a tumor removed from her shoulder blade.  Luckily, she pulled through the surgery well but she was put in ICU for close observation because she was having chest pains after the surgery.  She’s doing better now and out of ICU so hopefullyro it’s uphill from here. 
Another issue I have going on right now…I had a copper IUD put in 5 months ago to prevent any more suprises, lol.  Well, it came out Friday night and I’m devestated about it.  Here I was thinking I had 10 years to decide if we were going to have another baby and the thing just came out!  Now I have to call my doctor’s office tomorrow (because they’re not open on the weekends) and try to get in to see them.  I hope it didn’t cause any damage coming out, sorry if TMI, but I can’t help but worry.  I think I can get another one but I’m not real sure.  But of course I’ll have to go through that pain again.  I’m so upset!!!!! 
Marie (my oldest in 2nd grade) will start an after school tutoring program tomorrow.  I hate the idea of making her go to school until 5 in the evening BUT she just does not care about school this year.  I can finally get her to do her homework but she doesn’t do it to remember it to pass her tests.  I was proud of her Friday though, she did excellent on her spelling test this week.  She made 102 on it!  I was tickled to death with that grade but she got a 50 on her vocabulary test and a 70 (which is passing) on her reading test.  I was going over her vocab test with her and asked her why did she put the answers that she did.  Her answer to me was this, “Well, Mommy, that’s what Jordan was saying to write.”  So my child was cheating and failed.  She cheated once last year on a test and I thought we had an understanding that you can’t do that but I guess she was tempted and did it again.  I can’t help but wonder what the other girl made on her test, lol.  I told Marie not to do that anymore.  She knew those words and definitions better than that.  For example, she put the word Cattle for the definition…not working; damaged – and the word safety for the definition…cows, bulls, and steers raised for their milk, meat and hides.  Kinda funny when you think about it but the big 50/F on her paper looks really bad.  Oh well, I just hope tutoring helps her.  I want her to do good in school and at least try.  All of her friends will be going to a different school next year and if she fails she’ll be staying at Givens Elementary.  She just said to me one day…”I don’t care mommy, I’ll make new friends.”  What can you say to that?!  She just doesn’t care.  So, tutoring here she comes. 
Well, I gotta run and get ready for work.  I hope this evening isn’t as busy as yesterday evening.  There were soooooo many people at Walmart yesterday.


New Freebie September 6, 2008

Filed under: Freebies,Scrapbooking — andreawhitt @ 9:46 pm

I have a new freebie called Boy Bundle.  I loved the colors from my Flower Patch freebie and thought that since it was a girly kit I would make one good for boys with the same colors.  Here is what I came up with…

Here’s the link to the 4shared folder that you will find the 5 zips to this kit.  I have dial up so I have to break it down to small zips so that I can upload pieces without being interupted by phone calls and aol restarting on me.

CU is allowed, you can read my TOU in each zip.


My new adventure… September 2, 2008

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I have decided to try a scrapper-for-hire business.  I’ve been thinking about it for a long time but somehow couldn’t figure out where to start.  Well, I made myself a website and I’m getting a bunch of friends to test it out for me.  I want to make sure the links work and the pages download right…and then I’m going to advertise on local bulletin boards and such.  I may print some business cards too.  I don’t know what will come of it but I am hoping it will be a hit.  I know a lot of people around here are very interested in what I do but they don’t have the time or patience to learn to do it themselves.  If anyone has any suggestions I would appreciate it.  If you check out my website and find that something doesn’t load right or a link is wrong (or I have a typo…I’m so bad for those sometimes), please let me know 🙂  You can visit Scrapbooks by Andrea here…

Happy scrappin 🙂


Cornucopia of Colors Collab August 31, 2008

Filed under: Freebies,Scrapbooking — andreawhitt @ 11:53 pm

Well, the new month is here and that means it’s time for some new goodies.  I’ve joined the ADSDesigners in creating a HUGE collaberation MEGA kit to share with everyone…and the best part is that it’s all free.  There are so many amazing designers participating in this kit so be sure to check out all the link in the blog train below.  This is my first time joining in on this collab and I’m in awww of all the tallent here.  Please leave some love if ya grab my freebies 🙂

Here is my part of the mega collab…Cornucopia of Colors…

You can download my part here (there are 4 zip files…I have dial up and it makes it easier with small zips)

 Zip 1 –

     Zip 2 –

     Zip 3 –

     Zip 4 –

Ok…now that you’ve got my part, continue down the blog train for many more free goodies. Here’s the links to all of the participating designers…

Amber LaBau
Andrea – MemoriesByScraps   <<<<You are here>>>>
Brooke & Joni
By God’s Design
Carol R
Crazy Diamond
Kathy Goldstein
Lioness3 Legacies
Lori Imel
Lori J
Michelle Blagg
Nancy Schmidt
Scrappy Cat
Virginia Higgins


Shewww….life can be complicated! August 23, 2008

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I’ve been working at Walmart since August 8th.  I was hired as a people greeter, but I’ve also worked in the fitting room (answering a 5 line phone and transfering calls and paging over the intercom) and I’ve had to take returns back to where they belong on the floor.  I don’t mind putting up returns, that’s no big deal.  I just have to figure out where everything goes, lol.  I do NOT like that phone.  I don’t really talk on the phone a lot and I’ve never ran a multi-line phone like that.  It would be quite for 10 or 15 minutes and then I’d get 2 and 3 calls all at once.  It was confusing.  I finally got the hang of it near the end of my shift but I don’t want to do that again.  I might sound picky or whatever…but I was a nervous wreck by the time I left that night.  I don’t think it would have been so bad if I knew all the main people BUT it was just my 3rd night there.  I just prefer not to have to do that again at least until I get to know people there better. 
     I had to leave an hour early last night to take Miranda to the hospital.  I hated having to leave but she was misserable.  She wouldn’t eat or sleep and she was pulling at her ears so I figured she had an ear infection.  Sure enough…both ears were infected.  She also has a cold and is trying to cut two teeth.  My baby has been misserable.  Right now she’s playing with Katie so I think she’s starting to feel better.  I hope so.  She hasn’t slept well for two days.  They gave her antibiotics.  Well, gotta run…she’s cryin 4 me again 😦