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!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Tornadoes in Oklahoma

As many of you may not know, Oklahoma was hit with some powerful tornadoes on February 10, 2009. While I live close to the affected areas, we were lucky to not have been hit. I could hear the sirens going off as I was driving to pick up my daughter from school, and they sounded so close, too. Usually the kids are outside, waiting for parents or the buses, however on that day, they had all the children in the building. When I pulled up, there were only a few faculty members outside and the usual police officer who is there for security for the school. The sky was very dark and cloudy and you could hear different reports coming over the radio in the police car. One of the tornadoes touched down right near a friend of ours, who lives about 10 minutes away. Many people lost their homes, businesses, and 8 people lost their lives.

The reason I am writing about this is, one of our fellow scrapping designers, Linda of Linda's Dream Designs, had family members (nephew and his family) affected by these tornadoes. Many designers - including myself - are joining together to participate in a collaboration kit to help them in their time of need. Here is the message I received from Joni at Bouquet of Pixels:

We will be doing a charity collab for Linda's (Linda's Dream Designs) nephew & his family. Here's a little of their story:

Joey and his wife, Karri, have 5 children: Kylie (12), Emily (10), Nathan (9), Cayden (8), and Braden (6). They were among the families tragically affected by the tornadoes in Oklahoma in February of 2009. They had a fire in their home during these storms, and they totally lost everything. They were unable to afford insurance and are, therefore, left with absolutely nothing. Their fire was due to the grass fires that happened and the storm winds stoked the fire that caught their home on fire. Thankfully, nobody was home at the time it happened, and they are all safe. They are staying with family for a short time but, as you can imagine with 7 people, it is very cramped and they can't stay long. The American Red Cross is supposed to be giving them $400 to put towards rent on a place to live and they will also be giving them some clothes and toys for the kids.

The color palette can be seen here. You may add white and black as well. The theme will be a kids theme (think playground, toys, fun, etc.). The name will be For The Kids. You can do as much or as little as you wish. Please name your part with your design name_forthekids_item. Please make a preview of your part and include your TOU in your zip. When you are finished, please upload it to FTP and email me to let me know that you have finished it.

It will be due no later than March 10, 2009. If you can get it completed sooner, that would be great. If we can get the whole collab on the market sooner, that means that we can start making money for this family sooner!

I will also have a donate button that will be available to put on your blog (if you choose) so people can choose to either donate money or purchase the kit.

Remember...this is an optional kit! If you would like to participate, please sign up HERE.

I have been in touch with Joni, who told me that anyone interested in this can find out more information at this link:

I will keep you posted on the kit - when it is completed and ready to purchase.

Please keep all of those who were affected, in your prayers.
Thank you.


Saturday, February 14, 2009

Update on Lifting Hopes Charity Kit

Hello everyone!

I'm not sure if you remember me posting about a charity collab kit to which I had contributed some papers and elements. Well, I wanted to let you know that the kit is officially up for sale, and it is a DOOZY! You wouldn't believe how many wonderful designers came together to take part in this amazing kit! It is HUUUUUGE! Here is a very small preview from this very sizeable kit:


There is SO MUCH to this kit (140 papers, 32 ribbons, 30+ frames, many "flying" related elements like birds, balloons and planes, just to start!) so please be sure to check out Lady V's blog for more information and then head on over to Pretty Scrappy to purchase it to help benefit the National Foundation of Ectodermal Dysplasias (NFED), a very worthy organization. Also note that in addition to a matching add-on for the kit, there is a free sampler available as well as a free matching QuickPage by Scrappy Shannon. Included in the main kit are coupons from some of the designers, so believe me when I tell you that you are getting more than your money's worth with this kit - and you are helping support a wonderful cause.


Friday, February 13, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!


Hello everyone!

Just want to wish you all a Happy Valentine's Day! May you spend it with the one you love.

For those who are here for the Valentine's Convoy, I wanted to share something with you. Candy, of Candy's Treasures, made this wonderful quickpage with my part of the convoy:

Didn't she do a beautiful job on it? Be sure to go to her blog and grab it, and leave some love for her too! And Candy, from me - many thanks!

OK... I won't make you wait any longer! LOL Here is my preview for my part of the convoy:


There are 12 papers and 13 elements. While the Convoy is only for full sized scrapping items, I also made tagger sized items for those who come to my blog looking for them.

Here are the download links:





Hope you like them and if you make anything with them, by all means, I'd love to see it!

And here is the list of participating designers. Please remember that the designers in this convoy are all over the world, which means different time zones, so if you don't see their portion on the blog, check back a little later! And remember, leave a little love when you visit, as well all love to hear from you all and know you like what we are doing!

01 - PinkuPixie Digital Designs
02 - Elemental Pixie
03 - Moo's Scraps
04 - Candys Treasures
05 - Bits N Bobs
06 - Angi's Place
07 - Created by Jill
08 - Supersuzi
09 - Digi Cyber Scraps
10 - Moonlight Scraps
11 - Foxylady Creations
12 - Scrapping with Jen
13 - BlueVelvet DeZigns
14 - EA-Gra-Fx by Endora Aphrattos
15 - Moodz Scrapz
16 - AJ's Random Scraps
17 - MoveFearlessly Designs
18 - Capture Life Designs
19 - PDDesigns
Photobucket20 - WillowRaven at Purple Dragonfly Creations Photobucket
21 - Bel Vidotti Scraps
22 - Outback Dezigns
23 - Willow Grace Designs
24 - Eye Opening Designs
25 - Outlaw Women Scrapbook Emporium
26 - Dream Effectz
27 - damc
28 - tinkerbell
29 - Donna's Designs
30 - Designs by Teri~
31 - TammyJo's Creations
32 - Kolor'Scapez!
33 - THE HUB

Photobucket = You are Here!!!

Thanks again for visiting and be sure to check back often if you like what you see! I have other blog trains coming up in the next couple of weeks, as well as some freebies heading this way and new store items!!

Take care and have a wonderful day/evening!!


Saturday, February 07, 2009

A Request, Please?

Just a request for those who are snagging the little animations and whatnot from my blog.... I am very flattered that you like the animations and wish to snag them for your own personal usage. Please, my only request is that you save them down to your computer and then either upload them directly to wherever you are using them, or use a photo sharing site (like Photobucket) to store the images. The reason I ask is, all my scrap previews, as well as the background for my blog, all the little animations, blinkies (etc) I have stored on 2 Photobucket accounts that normally don't exceed about 5% of the monthly usage (which is 25 *GB* per month for a free account) and one of the accounts has already exceeded the usage for February, which is HIGHLY unusual, since last month it didn't even go over 3%. That is a VERY big jump. I have had to make 2 more new Photobucket accounts and am in the process of moving images around (and having to edit my posts to reflect the change of location for images), which is time-consuming.

Again, please, I don't mind if you snag the images for your use, or for previews for emails, or whatever. Please, all I ask is not to hotlink the images that I use on my blog that are connected to my Photobucket accounts as #1) that is considered bandwidth stealing, which is illegal and #2) it is maxing out my Photobucket accounts and is causing problems not only with the images already on my blog, but the ability to post images in the future onto my blog.

Thank you for understanding.


Sunday, February 01, 2009

Chocolate Candy is for Lovers


Hello everyone! Welcome to February! Hard to believe a month of the new year has already come and gone! Time sure does fly when you are keeping busy!

Speaking of which, one of the things that kept me busy for the month of January was working on the February kit for ADSD, which is called Chocolate Cherry. Now, I was never a fan of the chocolate cherries as a food however I fell in LOVE with the colors for this kit! Very festive and reminds me of Valentines - with the traditional reds and pinks, plus the brown to represent that yummy chocolate Valentine candy! YUM

So, without further ado, here is the preview to my part of the kit:


I am providing papers and elements, in both full size and tagger size.
Full size is 12 inch x 12 inch, 300 ppi, png format (with matching jpgs for the papers).
Tagger size is 600 pixels x 600 pixels, png format (with matching jpgs for the papers).

And the download links are:




Now that you have my part to this amazing blog train, it's time to check out the other designers, which are listed here (the site with arrows - ► and ◄ - is where you are now):

Mags -
Wendy & Sarah -
Angie (Elemental Pixie) -
Gina -
Judith -
A Changed Heart Designs -
Lei -
Bonnie -
DesignsByAmilyn -
Candie -
Linda @
Donna -
Gail -
Aubrey's Mom -
Jessie -
Vero -
Crystal -
Diana -
Penny -
Mary -
Arvita's -
desiab @ Crafter's Boutique --
Wendi @ Willow Grace Designs -
Buzybee (Penny Lewis) -
Deanna at Flower Scraps -
Debbie -
Jenn Gigowski of BMC -
► WillowRaven at Purple Dragonfly Creations -
Jen -
Catmom -
Bits N Bobs -
Morgaine Creations© -
Deb -
Dawne of Desert Bloom Designs -
EmCeeScraps -
Vintage Paris Princess Designs -
Erikia {aka PinkuPixie} -
Creative Digital Scraps by Chiara -
Joni -
Lynn -

Please remember that the designers in this convoy are all over the world, which means different time zones, so if you don't see their portion on the blog, check back a little later! And remember, leave a little love when you visit, as well all love to hear from you all and know you like what we are doing!


Until next time, have a wonderful weekend!