Items for Sale in Store

Here are the items I currently have for sale at Scrappin' with Friends:

Items can be found here:

Scrappin' With Friends - Purple Dragonfly Creations

To bring out the creativity in YOU!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Mega-Kit Freebie

Hello Everyone!

I hope that my fellow Americans have had their fill of Thanksgiving dinner and are getting rid of all those awesome leftovers! (I *love* turkey and stuffing sandwiches the next day...yummmmmm) And now, the fun begins with all the holiday shopping, decorating, partying, and all other kinds of holiday celebrating! Just remember to stay safe too!

Anyways, for today I have an awesome freebie! This is actually a kit that I took part in with a bunch of very creative people in a group that I am in called Scrappy Wonders. All of us that took part, that have blogs, are posting it on our respective blogs and sharing it. I hope you like it! Here is the preview (which is only a partial viewing - there is more than what is in the preview):

(preview is smaller than actual size)

The tagger-sized kit contains the following:

82 Papers
61 Elements
24 Ribbons & Bows
12 Doodles
8 Ornaments
2 Staples
1 Elements Sheet
12 (300x300) Glitters
1 Snowman
1 Snowlady
2 Snowchildren (boy/girl)
1 Santa Claus

If you are interested, please feel free to click on the download link:

Please remember to leave a little love if you download, and I'll be sure to pass them on to the group!
We had a lot of fun making it for you all, and we hope you have a lot of fun using it!

And please remember to check back often! I'm taking part in quite a few blog trains in December and the first of them will be coming in to the Purple Dragonfly Station on December 1st! In fact, the station will be busy that day with not 1 but 4 (if I remember correctly) trains coming through! So you better have that snagging finger ready!!

And remember that I have a couple of items for sale at The Creativity Shack. There are a lot of wonderful designers there, so be sure to check it out! I will be adding a couple of items there over the next week or so, however I also have some freebies for you all as well!! So no worries there!!

Until next time, take care!!


Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Calling All Designers!

Just found out about this, and wanted to pass on the word:


If you are planning on offering at least 1 holiday related freebie during the month of December and would like to add some traffic to your blog, and make some people happy with your wonderful creations, they check out the blog by clicking on the graphic to find out how you can also take part! I have already contacted them and plan on participating as I am going to be in quite a few blog trains that have a holiday theme during the month of December, and all of the offers are FREEBIES!

Come join me and many others for what promises to be a lot of fun and holiday cheer!!


Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Birthday Freebie

Ok.... I think this may be a bit backwards!

Today is my birthday - at least for a couple more hours - and I thought, to help me celebrate it, I would share a freebie with you all! Now, isn't it suppose to be the other way around? The birthday girl gets the gifts? LOL

No matter! This is something I made up today while playing in PSP - decided I was just gonna relax and have fun on my special day. There are two versions - ones 'with glass' and ones 'without glass'. I hope you like them!

With Glass

Without Glass


I made them in 12 pretty colors, and they are available in the 3 usual formats. The download links are below - broken up between the "Glass" and "Non Glass" versions.

Glass Versions Download Links

.png format
.psp format
.pspimage format

Non-Glass Versions Download Links

.png format
.psp format
.pspimage format

If you snag, please leave a comment? I love hearing from you all!


Until next time ...take care and be sure to check back often!!

To ME!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Just Floppin' Along

Hello Everyone!

I hope this early Tuesday morning finds you all doing well! Had a full day yesterday, including having both the electricity and gas shut off (and then turned back on a few hours later). I'm just glad we were able to get them back on. Another thing we were able to get done lately is get the front headlight on the car replaced. About 2 months (or so) ago, my husband was going through an intersection - he had the green light - and this guy cut him off, turning (hubby was going straight ahead), clipping the front passenger side of our minivan. The headlight was smashed as well as some of the body of the car. When hubby pulled to the side after getting through the intersection (expecting the other person would stop as well to exchange info), he ended up getting shot at, 3 times!! He jumped in the van, headed home, called the police, and filed a report!

Anyways, we hadn't had the extra money for the part, and a few trips to the local auto pull-apart yard had yielded nothing. The local auto parts store wanted $301.00+ for the part (uh thanks, but uh... no thanks... need to buy luxuries like groceries and medicine!). About a week ago we found a place online that was selling the part we needed for about $78. Granted, a bit more than pull-apart but WAAY less than the auto parts store. We ordered it, and it arrived on Saturday afternoon. When we went to the laundromat yesterday to use the dryers, hubby brought along the part and got it installed while the clothes were drying. It is sooo nice to have the headlight back and to know we won't be getting stopped by the police anymore, who ask "Do you know you have a light missing?" (We then explain to them what happened, that a report was filed, that I am on a limited income due to disability and that when we had the extra money we would have it fixed. They were very understanding and let us off with only warnings.)

So we are slowly but surely tying up some loose ends. We are still awaiting a formal response from SSI about my husband's disability case. He had his 4th appeal/hearing in August and they said we should hear something soon. It's been 4 years this month that he initially applied and it's been a long, long waiting game.

For my birthday, I was able to buy a "For Dummies" book on PhotoShop CS3, so I can finally learn and understand how to use the program, and then I can start doing some creating on it as well as continue on Paint Shop Pro. The book is originally about $40 (it's an "all in one" book) and I managed to find it a for about $21! Nice price. I also was able to get the Vana'diel Collection for Windows as I was needing the expansion packs and have been waiting since last birthday for this! (In case you didn't know, I'm a big gamer as well, and LOVE playing Final Fantasy 11, which is an MMORPG.)

I've also been busy playing and creating in PSP. I've been learning some new things, found some new tutorials and even managed to discover how to do a couple of new techniques!! One of the things I've recently made are these floppy-looking flowers, which I'm sharing with you all today:

They come in 10 basic colors, and come in the 3 usual formats (.png, .psp, and .pspimage).

Here are the download links:

.png format
.psp format
.pspimage format

If you do download, please leave a comment?


Thanks for looking, and if you like what you see, be sure to check back often as I am always putting up stuff to snag!!

Until next time...

Sunday, November 16, 2008


Hey Everyone!

Just wanted to drop a quick line and share something with you.

My friend Astro (of Stellarfairie Designs) used my Ice Purple Wreath and made some wonderful papers out of it! Here is what she came up with:


Pretty creative, if you ask me!
If you are interested in snagging them, check out her blog here.
And be sure to leave some love if you do snag them, as it will encourage her to try more things!

Thanks a lot for looking!!

Friday, November 14, 2008

My big news!!!!

Hello Everyone!

Well, like I said in one of my last posts, I have some awesome news to share. About a week ago, I was approached by a fellow designer who was getting ready to open a new scrap store, and she asked if I wanted to join them! I was quite thrilled to be asked, and I accepted. Now please be assured that I will still go on offering many freebies here on the blog - that won't change. I will also be offering a few things each month at the store, and they will be very reasonably priced, as I feel you shouldn't have to pay a lot to create!

Anyways, the name of the store is called The Creativity Shack and it can be found here:
It just went "live" today, and the owner has told me we have had a lot of visitors already!!

Currently I have 2 items up - some flowers (listed under Elements) and a paper pack (listed under Papers). You can see my page here:

The store is still working out some of the kinks, so if you have any problems there, please let us know!

Hope to see you there, and when I put new items in the store, I'll put a little alert on here. However, just a reminder that I will STILL be sharing freebies here as well!

Until next time.... Enjoy the weekend!


Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Ice Ice Baby!

OK….so maybe the lack of sleep is starting to show! LOL

I’ve been busy the last few days, trying to get stuff done, tying up some loose ends. I finished the last of the 3 December blog train items tonight, have them all zipped up… just waiting for the day to arrive so I can post them and share them with you all. Two of the trains will be swinging by on December 1st, while the last of them will come to the station here on the 15th of December, so be sure to come back to grab my portions of these wonderful trains!

Also, I will have some exciting news for you before the weekend. I can’t wait to tell you all, but I’m being good! It is a new and challenging step for me and… well… that’s all I’m going to say about that!

And the other reason I’m posting tonight is that I have another freebie for you all! I seem to have gotten in to the holiday spirit – I think working on the blog train items had a lot to do with that! – and I made another pretty wreath. This time it is an “ice purple” color! I hope you all like it. Here is the preview:

And here are the download links:

Please feel free to leave comments here on my blog – especially if you download - since 4shared has changed the way you can leave comments there.

And remember, if you like what you see, be sure to check back often, because I am often putting stuff up to share with you all!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I Have Heart!

I was awarded the “This Blog Has A Heart” Award from Audrey at Audrey’s Scrapping Kits! Thank you so much, Audrey!! That was so sweet of you to do! ::hugs:: to you!

Here is the wonderful award:

In return, I am suppose to pass this on to 8 deserving people! For that, I have chosen the following:

3. Lady V at Lady V Dzines

5. Kats K at Digital Freebies

6. Alexe at Alexe’s Creationz

7. Missy at Autistic Inspirations

Congratulations ladies!! The award is well-earned! You all do a wonderful job!

Monday, November 10, 2008

I'll Have a Blue Christmas.....

Good morning everyone!

I have just a quick share before I head off to bed for a couple of hours and have to be up again to take my daughter to school. I was fiddling around with some different filters and stuff in PSP and came up with a pretty blue holiday wreath. I hope you all like it! Here's the preview:


I have it in 4 formats - the typical 3 plus .psd for the Photoshop users out there!

Here are the links:

.png format
.psd format
.psp format
.pspimage format

Hope you like and if you download, please leave a lil love? Since it seems that 4shared has done some changing (you can only leave a comment if you are signed in to 4shared), please feel free to leave your comment on my blog - either on this post or in the "shoutout" box in the right-side column.

Thanks so much and be sure to check back often!!

Friday, November 07, 2008

I’ve Been Framed!

Well, ok…..not really! Made ya look though, didn’t it?

I’m just sitting here, waiting for my daughter to finish getting ready for school (she hasn’t gone the last few days and told her that if she doesn’t go today, she’s going to be grounded for a week!), so figured I’d write a quick post and put up my share for today.

I was playing around in PSP last night, trying out some different filters that I don’t normally play with, and came up with some striped “glassy” frames for you all. I made them in 8 different colors, and in the usual 3 formats (.png, .psp and .pspimage).

Here is the preview:

And here are the download links:

.pspimage format

If you download, please leave a comment? Or if you make anything with my creations, I’d love to see it!

Also, I added a poll/questionnaire thing on the right side - if you could please cast a vote, I'd really appreciate it! Please note that I'm not thinking of offering that format instead of what I currently offer. I'm thinking of offering that format *in addition* to the formats I currently offer.

Until next time….

Monday, November 03, 2008

A Christmas Request

Good morning everyone!

Well, I had a request from a friend of mine (Astro of Stellarfairie Designs) to make a Christmas Kit for a scrap project she is doing, so… I spent about 4 hours tonite, working on this kit. You are all welcome to snag it if you’d like – it’s not as large as my usual kits, however you should be able to find something to use. I am still working on the holiday-themed kits for the blog trains in December, plus the Yuletide kit that I hope to have out by end of November, beginning of December at the latest.

Anyways, here is a preview of the Christmas kit, called Christmas Morning:


And the upload links (4shared):



I hope you all enjoy this little kit – and please remember to leave some love if you download?

Until next time – take care and be sure to check back often if you like what you see!

santa hearts ani

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Sunday, November 02, 2008

November Awareness Month


November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. It holds a very special significance for me as my father passed away on September 7th, 2002 due to complications from Alzheimer’s. He suffered 10 long years with the gradual loss of his memory, and eventually his life. I am very thankful, though, that even to his last breath, he never forgot me or my kids. He forgot other family members, but not us. I truly miss him. I can honestly say that my dad was also my best friend, and he had such a big influence on me, which is kind of funny because for the longest time I thought that my view on life was due to my mom’s influence, when it fact, it was really my dad.

I have recently discovered that November is also National Adoption Awareness Month for those that reside in the United States. I was adopted at birth, so again, another cause that is close to my heart.

diabetes awareness

And, for those who either have been diagnosed with Diabetes, or have a loved one with this disease, November is also Diabetes Awareness Month. My mother had diabetes and fought for many years to get it under control. She had a difficult time as her triglycerides were always “off the chart”, and she ended up in the hospital quite a few times in an attempt to get her diabetes under control. I remember needing to learn how to give her an insulin injection, as a safety measure, in case she got too sick to give it to herself. I learned how to fill the syringe. This later came in handy as I was diagnosed with pre-Diabetes and was briefly put on Byetta. (I ended up taking myself OFF it when I discovered there was a recall on it from the FDA, due to possible links with liver damage. I wasn’t taking that kind of chance with my health.)

Anyways…. I am sure there are other causes that are in the spotlight this month – I just thought I’d say a little about the three that are closest to my heart.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Jump on the Train for the After Dusk Ride!!


Hello everyone!
I'm so excited to be able to post this today! As I mentioned before, I'm taking part in the blog train from ADS Designers this month. The share this month is called After Dusk and it has some amazing colors in it:


I've had a peek at a few of the offerings already and I have to say, if you don't go snaggin' them, you are surely gonna miss out! The other designers have done an amazing job, coming up with their parts of this blog train, and I'm sure they would love to have you grabbing up their part of the collab kit, as well as hearing from you when you download. Here is a preview of my part of the kit:


My part of the kit contains:

10 papers (made both full size and tagger size)
3 buttons
3 glittery stars
3 lacy ribbons

2 flowers
2 round frames
2 moon "accents" (kind of glassy/metal look to them)
Matching Alpha with Letters (Capital letters only), Numbers (0-9) and a few symbols

Teri At Teris-Thing-O-My-Jigs made a lovely word-art using some of the items in my kit:
Be sure to stop by her site to pick it up!!

And the links are:
Full Size Papers (12 in x 12 in, 300 ppi) ... png and jpg in same zip

Tagger Size Papers (600 pixels x 600 pixels, 300 ppi) ... png and jpg in same zip

Elements (300 ppi) .... png only

Alphas, Numbers and a few symbols (300 ppi) ... png only

(EDIT: Saturday, November 1st: 4shared has been doing a server upgrade, so if you are not able to get to the downloads (page error message, etc), please try back later. I have checked the links myself and they *do* work.)

I know, normally I have the .psp format available too. If anyone would like it in that format, just give me a holler and I'll make it up for you!

If you download, please leave a lil love?

And be sure to check out the other designers that worked hard to make this a big success. If some of these pieces aren't up yet, be patient! These people live all over the world, and live all kinds of lives, If something isn't up, check back in a day or so! Also, be sure to leave some love for these wonderful people and all the time and effort they have put into this freebie! Enjoy!!:

abyscraps by Sheila
Adele of Blind Sight Designs
Anne at Creative Dreams
Arvita's at Elam's Flights Of Fancy
Brooke at Ahhh Scrap
by God's design
Carolyn at Digi Cyber Scraps
Chiara at Creative Digital Scraps
Cindi @ vanjo designs
Cyndi, Wetfish Designs
Deanna at Flower Scraps
Deb AKA The ScrappinCop
Debbie at Digital Keepsakes
Diana at Sass n Scrap Designs
Erika {aka PinkuPixie}
HeatherStokes ~ HSDesigns
jeanniebs designs
Julia at BeaconScrap
Julie aka Bits 'N' Bobs
Kathy Goldstein at The Scrap Loft
Lady V dZine
Lei at Fairydustprincess-magicmaker
Lindas Dream Designs
Lois at ScrappinwithLadye
Lori at ScripityScrapDesigns
Lynn at Heavenly Crafts
Mags at MagsGraphics
Manda at Disaster In Designs
Marie at EmCee Scraps
melanie aka sweetasmel
Michelle @ Michelles-Angels
Michelle @ My Digital Fun Place
Missty @ Misstykal Designs
Monica at Random Inspirations
Nicole at Digi-Designs by Nicole
Scraping with Jen
Shabby Tagger
Shel at Shel Belle Scraps
Stacy at Kalo Designs
Sticky Kisses Scraps
Teri At Teris-Thing-O-My-Jigs
Wendi at Willow Grace Designs
WillowRaven at Purple Dragonfly Creations
(you are here)