Tuesday, May 27, 2008

The Nature of Things

So as I sat down at my desk just now I was greeted by a quick and nasty little, actually rather big, black stink bug. The clever critter crawled down behind the back of my desk before I could get him. And Summer begins... bugs everywhere, the June bugs have been banging against my window the past few nights. At first I wasn't sure what the noise was, then after taking a peak I realized that June is fast approaching. However, that doesn't mean the weather is being friendly, we had to cover our tomatoes that we just planted in the garden. It is supposed to frost tonight. This lead to a rather unfortunate event in our evening.

Our kitty, Meiko, had his eye on something in our Raspberry Patch. My hubby was cheering him on thinking it was a small bug or something of that nature. Turns out, our domesticated cat transformed before all of our eyes into a wild feline. Much to the dismay of all of us, including the two small kiddos, we were met with terrible screams of death. Yes, Meiko had attacked a small baby rabbit, and in case you've never heard a rabbit scream, I will assure you , they do scream and it sounds horrible. He dropped it once while running from us and our screams to let it go ( I'm sure this was by mistake). Bunny darted back into the bushes, but Meiko prevailed and ended up with Rabbit Stew for his dinner. The chase however wasn't over until we chased our cat towards the house and the little bugger used his kitty door into the garrage as an escape. It was quite the horrible scene. our daughter was crying, our son didn't seem to care much; and the poor bunny was done. A few hours later I spied out and he was finished, belly full, and sharing the remains with Autumn, a sweet little country-drop-off, that we've adopted as our own. Here are some photos of what I believe might have been one of the bunnies. Poor things, we found them 2 weeks ago when I was mowing the lawn. I thought at that time that I had killed one or two, they all came bounding out of their burrow. The kids and I gathered them and after doing some internet research returned them to their den. They out grew it and moved out a week ago. This leads me to suspect that Meiko's dinner was once a snuggly bunny that they held. I guess this is just the nature of things; The circle of life, so they say.

So, on another note, I am working away on another Shutterfly book. I have created some paper packs that will include freebies, I just won't have time to get them loaded into the shop and on 4shared for a few more days. So, check back in a few. Take care , Amy

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Wild Blue Berry Paper Pack Now Available

Hello, My latest Paper Pack, Wild Blue Berries, is now available at
Studio Style Designs. for just $2.50.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

My Latest Shutterfly Book .... & a Freebie

Click here to view this photo book.

I didn't delete the book, if it's not showing, click here

Hi everyone, I've been busy working on this book for my daughter. Next up is one for my son. If you'd like, you can click on the accompanying link and rate my book and leave a comment at Shutterfly. Thanks, Amy

Yeay! I've got a paper pack freebie for you all. This is a limited time freebie, so grab it quick before it goes in my stores. This is just a few papers and overlays that I used in the Shutterfly Book I just created.

Included are: 3 12x12 Papers 3 12x12 Transparencies 1 Pink Flower Rub on.

Enjoy! Amy

Link 1 Link 2

Monday, May 5, 2008

Arrhhh Matey

Treasure Cake

So we had Bri's Pirate Party, and it was a Blast! Here are some pictures. I was so happy that the other adults dressed up with me as a pirates.

You can rest assured that I will have a pirate kit available in the near future.

Sandi - my closest friend- and Me, along with Mr. Orlando Bloom lol. We had these card board pirates for the party, it was fantastic. LOL

Bri thinking about something.... I think we were singing to him and all he wanted to do was blow out the candles and eat some cake. - I made 2 partly because they looked so fun to make and second because we had many guests at the party.

Hubby Bringing the Treasure back to the ship. The kids went on a treasuer hunt and found this chest full of goodies. I found the chest at Michaels for 50% off = $20 what a deal. Bri LOVES it and now uses it as a toy box of sorts.

Little Pirate Family getting ready for the festivities

Reading Birthday Cards

Tonight was my Final in Physioligy. Hurray! Let the Summer Begin! LOL.

I have so many things planned and tonz on my plate for the present too. Right now I'm working every spare minute on a Shutterfly book. I'll let you know when it's complete.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Creative Team Layouts

My CT call is still in open. Here's the first layout created by Mari. I wanted to share with everyone the wonderful layout that she did with my Day Dreams kit. Isn't it great? - I love it. :-)
Thanks Mari.

Corina created 5 layouts with the kit, these two are my favorite.
Thanks Corina, love what you came up with.

Day Dreams is available both here & here

I Got An Award

How sweet, Amy Sumrall from Lil' Bit's & Berries
gave me this really cool award

For those of you receiving the Award, here are the rules:
1) You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserve this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also for contributing to the blogging community, no matter what language.
2) Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone.
3) Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her or him the award itself.
4) Award-winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of "Arte y Pico" blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award. http://arteypico.blogspot.com/Make sure you visit the link above. There are crafts of all kinds shown you are bound to come away inspired!
5) Show these rules.

Amy sent this award to me she has the most creative and fun digital kits in her store. She's such a sweet friend and I'm glad to have met her. Thanks Amy :-)

So for my nominations,
1: I am first giving the award to Holly Ann of Ditter's Doodles. She has helped me out with questions in the past and has some amazing freebies on her blog.

2: 2nd Award goes to Majula Designs. Her designs are so increadably beautiful, and she lets me use them in my scrap 4 hire projects. If you check out her blog, prepare to be blown away, her Sister's Kit is one of my favorites.

3: Lisa at Lg Designs is my 3rd pick. Once again, she has wonderful work. Lots of amazing doodles and doodle frames.

4: AneczkaW at The Secret Garden is my next pick. She tends to design and scrap in a very whimsical dreamy way. I like to peek at her blog and see what she's up to now and then.

5: And, my final pick for the award goes to Anneli at attic treasures. If you're looking for beautiful victorian designs or designs for heritage albums, you have to check her out.

Congrats Ladies!