Thursday, January 15, 2009

Well, our house got flooded this week and we’ve been spending all week cleaning up the mess.  To make it more fun, we had to turn off the water in part of the house and we can’t get to the broken pipe to fix it without a lot of work.  So, we’re eating heat up foods on paper plates!  Things come in three’s, right?  :)

I’m also so excited because my son won first place at his school science fair again this year.  If you read my little ironies, you’ll find one that says “Yes, my son won 1st place in the science fair at school, but he didn't turn in half of his assignments this term?”  Well, the newest one is going to read “My son won 1st place in the science fair at school, but he has 13 missing assignments this term!  Will we ever get this under control?”  LOL!  Anyway, I’m proud of both my kids.  My daughter didn’t win an award on hers but she doesn’t have missing assigments and I’m very proud of her for that! 

Since I’ve been neglecting my blog, I have a lot to announce.  First, I’m up for the 6x4 brag book exchange!  I’ve finally finished the new kit for it.  Here’s a look:




You can buy the kit here 35% off!
I created it for all of the teenage boys out there!

I also have a new brag book template set that I created for the exchange!  Here’s a look at it:


You can buy this set here 35% off also.

Here are the bonuses you will get for participating in the exchange:



Find out how to get these free and win a $20 coupon to my store here.


Holly’s “Miss Priss” 12x12 exchange ends tomorrow (Friday) at midnight.  Here’s a reminder for that if you still want to participate:

Miss Priss Kit:


Miss Priss Addons:

The exchange also features my Princess Templates:


You can buy these here.

Use the kit, the addons, and my princess templates in the exchange and you can get the following free:



Find out how to get these free here.

And since I’m still working on the 365 templates, here is the 3rd one for free:


Download expired.

Thanks for the comments!  I read them all!


Anonymous said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 15 Jan [LA 09:32pm] - 16 Jan [NY 12:32am, UK 05:32am, OZ 04:32pm] ).

mclaflin said...

I can sympathize with your flooding. One day we came home to a flooded basement and my then 4 year-old kept saying, "It's an emergency, it's an emergency!" Back then, the basement wasn't finished, and now it is. I hate to think...
Thanks for the templates. They make my scrapping life so much simpler.

Julie E. said...

Thanks Andrea. Love your templates. Sorry to hear about your flood. I helped my parents clean their basement after a flood. It wasn't fun!

Scrapping Mom of 5 said...

I love the teenage guy stuff. I will have to get myself in gear to participate in that one. Sorry about your flood. Thanks again for another freebie 365. I've actually been keeping up with my pictures.

Anonymous said...

I just love your templates; they are always the best. Thanks so much for creating and sharing.

Jen said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your flood. We had that happen to us a couple of years ago and it was such a mess so I feel for you. It's amazing to me that during all of this, you still create templates! You're amazing! Thank you!

Linda said...

Hope you've found your leaky pipe and are getting things back to normal. Thanks for the template!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the template. Good luck cleaning up after the flood. And congrats to your son on winning first prize in the science fair!

Anonymous said...

sorry about your flooding. thank you soo much for all the wonderful templates


sdwrdt said...

thanks for sharing another nice template! Sorry about flooding problems.

Sharon Kay said...

Watching your blog every day for updates on the 365 templates... I really really can use these templates with 7 pictures (or more) on a page for robotics and basketball layouts!! It's hard to find templates with this many pictures on a page.

Kristen said...

Thank you for the template!

lwlittlebit said...

Thanks so much for the template! I'm so sorry your house got flooded; that must be a terrible ordeal to go through. Congrats to both your kids on their accomplishments!

twoboyz00 said...

Thank you so much for the wonderful template! Sorry to hear about your flooding, and best wishes on the cleanup. And congrats to your son for his science fair win!

soffy said...

hI.. sorry about the flooding !!... thanks for the 365 template... waiting for the full kit of them to buy it!
Hope things go back to normal life!

Steph said...

I can't believe your house flooded - my sister's just did as well. I keep thinking it's going to happen here so I really need to do something to avoid that. Thanks as always for the great template. It reminds me how much I still need to get done! Congratulations on your amazing children!

Linda Walton aka bobbysgirlforever said...

OMGosh girl, when it rains, it SURELY does pour, eh? Bless your heart. I know what it is like to be without the luxury of going to the faucet and immediately experiencing running water and it is ONE of MANY things I shall NEVER take for granted! Here's hoping that ALL is back to normal ASAP!

CONGRATS to both your son and daughter for their WONDERFUL achievements!

Thank you for yet another LOVELY template for helping us to document our 2009 Project 365 photos! You ROCK the templates darlin' and are GREATLY appreciated by ALL of us in SCRAPLAND!

May your day be just as SWEET as YOU are!

Linda :)

Anonymous said...

Andrea--so sorry about your flood. A good reason to live on a hill! I appreciate your freebies and love this new one, as well as your new items. Thanks for sharing your art in spite of your water woes.


michelle said...

I'm so sorry about your flooding! We've had the opposite problem this winter--- frozen interior water lines. Sometimes it is days before they warm up and we have flowing water again.

Thanks for the tempate!! I'm trying to get a picture in every day!

IkeaGoddess said...

Oh poor you, sorry to hear about the flooded basement. Thank you for the fabulous P365 template.

Stephanie (schock77) said...

Oh no Andrea! I'm so sorry to hear about your flooding. Keep us posted!

Great new kit and exchange you've got going on... take care of yourself!

MichelesDigiDesign said...

Thank you for the great layouts...I look forward to using them.
I'm sorry to hear about your flooding... I can't even imagine how bad that has to be.

Jenny said...

Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

Thank you!

I have a 5th grader with 8 missing assignments - I feel your pain!

Jewel Goodwin said...

thank you!! You are the template queen :) I love your work.

Erin said...

Thank you for the 365 templates! I am really enjoying them. So sorry about the flooding! I hope it gets fixed quickly.

Anonymous said...

Thank you! Sorry to hear you got flooded!

marilyn said...

thanks for sharing your awesome templates, Andrea!

Chanin said...

Sorry to hear about the flooding Andrea! Our basement flooded right before we were getting ready to finish it! Ugh! Thanks for the great template!!

Kimberly said...

Thank you so much for sharing, and it sounds like your kids are going really well. No wonder you're proud of them!

Sue said...

Thank you very much for the wonderful template! :) Sorry you got flooded. :(

eve said...

thank you for the template!

Emilee said...

I think these are my fav so far; thanks so much for sharing!

Erika said...

Thank you so much for sharing the templates!

HeatherT said...

Thank you very much for all the great templates. It's very generous of you!

kaffp said...

Thanks for the templates - I've already fallen off the 365 bandwagon (didn't think I'd manage to stay on for long) but these multiphoto templates will be great fo so many things.

Elizabeth said...

Thanks for another great template!

Anonymous said...

Hope your basement is all dried out now.

Thank you for another wonderful template!

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My Little Ironies

  • I just had to tell my daughter that there was little probability that she could do eighty chores in two hours and 10 minutes to earn a giant lot of pet shops on Ebay that she wants to earn before the auction closes. That's at two chores per dollar. :)
  • We are helping my father sell an old vehicle and what do we find in the glove unused 12 guage shotgun shell...that's my Dad!!
  • How does a three year old end up at church with no underwear on, especially when you dressed him and you know he had underwear on at one point during the morning?
  • The root of all toilet clogging evil is apparently a ball point pen and it's nearly impossible to dislodge one of those from the inside of a toilet.
  • You know you have to do some serious laundry when you actually consider wearing your 11 year old daughter's Hannah Montana shirt.
  • My 6 year old daughter got a comb stuck in her hair and we had to cut the comb into little bits to get it out of her hair.
  • My kids keep breaking the toilet seats! I guess I need a bulk package of those too!
  • Chocolate chips are not a food group.
  • My toilet seat says "Hailee" on it!
  • If there's work to be done, all of the kids need to use the bathroom or get a drink.
  • All two-year-olds think the baby swing is for them!
  • When you have 6 kids, carpet is your enemy!
  • You know you have a large family when your grocery receipt is 4 feet long.
  • The toilet is clogged and my husband found a plastic easter egg in the pipe.
  • My daughter just asked me if she can put chocolate sprinkles on here melted cheese sandwich (really???)
  • I burned up another hard drive on my PC! Can I buy a bulk package of those too?
  • Well actually, my sand pile is full of socks and silverware!
  • My sand pile is full of socks!
  • The key to my treadmill is missing again...can I just purchase a bulk package of them???
  • I fixed my daughter's glasses with JB Weld!
  • I have a pile of sand on my leather couch.
  • My daughter lost her glasses in the snow on the way home from school in January. Someone found them in March and turned them into the school office! Amazingly enough, the school remembered we lost them in January. Wow!
  • Just when I think he knows better, my 10 year old son plugs the bathroom sink and the emergency drain in the sink basin to soak his grow creature, turns on the water, and forgets about it until we notice water flooding out from under the bathroom door! And yes, he locked the door so no one would bother the grow creature!!
  • It's time for another worn out pair of the hubby's pants to disappear! Aren't kids suppose to be the only ones who are attached to clothing?
  • My 4 year old says she needs "peace and quite"!!!!!
  • My Husband says there's a perfectly good reason for the leatherman being in my dish drainer.
  • I have a leatherman (fancy pocket knife) in my dish drainer. I don't know why.
  • My kids are storing a tumble weed in my garage for the winter!
  • My 10 year old son informed me that people have only discovered about half of the world's caves (thank you BBC and planet earth!)
  • My baby's car seat is full of finely crushed graham crackers (?? Little babies don't eat graham crackers)!
  • My husband's shoes are filled with Mr. Potato Head parts!
  • My two year old thinks the new baby swing is for him! He can even climb in by himself and work all the controls. Boy, does he have a rude awakening coming!!
  • I have a giant mud hole in my back yard.
  • My vacuum is fully of plastic easter grass.
  • My kids are too full to finish their dinner, but they have plenty of room left for cake!
  • I have a giant laundry basket full of socks, and we can't find a single match!
  • Miscellaneous items found while cleaning out my kids' toy box include a flashlight, rocks (no suprise), a sea shell (we don't live by the sea), a drill bit, a stapler, and some tree bark!
  • My daughter's medical bills added up to about $18,000, but we got a free sippy cup and a ball signed by the Utah JAZZ Dancers!
  • I put safety locks on the tops of my outside doors to keep my three year old from escaping and she figured out how to open them with a broom in approximately five minutes.
  • I bought the EXPENSIVE vacuum this time only to find that my 3-year-old took it apart with a screwdriver!
  • I haven't showered for 3 days, but my house is clean!
  • I have 38 winter gloves of various sizes in my coat closet and none of them match.
  • We're out of peanut butter because my husband used the rest to catch a mouse in our garage!
  • Yes, my son won 1st place in the science fair at school, but he didn't turn in half of his assignments this term?
  • No matter how many toys my toddler got for Christmas, I still find him in the middle of my kitchen floor sitting in my crock pot!


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