So sorry!

I have been MIA for the last couple of weeks because I tore a muscle in my left shoulder and have been doped up with some pretty strong painkillers! I just realized that I haven’t let you all know that I have been out of commission! I have now started on just ibuprofen, so I am getting better, but it still hurts like (you know) to sit at the computer for any length of time. So I do not know when I will be able to get anything going! Hopefully soon!


New Camera!

So I know I didn’t tell anyone, but on Christmas day I Broke my camera!  I was cleaning up my son’s clay project that was spread all over my mom’s table and put my camera down next to me.  Well needless to say, I got caught off guard by something (I can’t remember what now) and I swiftly turned around and knocked my Nikon D80 off the table and it literally smashed to pieces on the floor!  I was hysterical!  I cried and cried!  That was my baby!  And when my Dear Hubs was looking over it to see if it could be salvaged, it sparked!  And Died!  So I have been without a camera for the last 2 months!  Well DH decided to go get me a new one!  It’s the Nikon D3100!  And while it isn’t the new equivalent of the D80, it is still freaking cool!  And it records video.  Not sure if I am ever gonna use that mode, but it’s nice to have it there if I ever want it!

35% off and new products!

I am turning 35 but you save 35%!

Discount shows at checkout


The After Dark Collection and Lavender Lake


Hi Everyone!  Well, here we aer n a new year and I still haven’t gotten very organized!  I am trying though!  If you haven’t “liked” my facebook page, go here.  I am planning on doing some “special” promos over there and on my Blog!  I have 3 semi-new kits coming out this week.  IF you followed me over at Sugar Hill, you know these 1st two kits were exclusive over there for the month of December!  Well I am now releasing them in my stores at ZZS and FPD!  I am so proud of these kits: my After Dark Collection and Lavender Lake.

And here are some inspirational Layouts from my CT girls!

Black Tie Affair and Cozy Christmas

My Guest gig for December at Sugar Hill Co. is over.  So Sad!  Thanks girls for making my time there fabulous!  If you didn’t grab my exclusive products there they will be available at my stores at ZZS and FPD.  And first on the list is Cozy Christmas.  I love this kit!  the colors remind me of a fun day out in the snow and coming in for hot chocolate with a red nose and rosy cheeks.

And I also have a new kit available…  Black Tie Affair.  It is all about rocking the black and white!  It is also about celebration, New Years Eve or the 4th of July…  Whether you use Black and white photographs or color this kit will complement and enhance them all!


And because I am soooo behind!  I am giving a coupon for the 1st 20 customers for 35% off anything in my store.  The total needs to exceed 5.99 though.  the code is:   my_oops_u_win

After Dark – Girls!

After Dark – Girls is the coordinating kit to After Dark – Boys.   After Dark – Girls is a play on sophistication and fun! With a bit of whimsy thrown in for that added flair!  You can get this great kit exclusively at Sugar Hill Co.

And of course it just wouldn’t be complete without a bit of glitter!

And on a personal note, I wanted to let you know that We have an addition to our little family here!  Roxy joined us on December 13th and I just have to say she is just so adorable!  A little rambunctious and she can’t seem to keep her mouth off of anything but she is just great!  Oh wait, you thought I was talking about a baby?  Well she is a baby, but a baby black Lab!  Isn’t she the cutest?

A CT Call and New product at SHCo.

This week I have a new boy kit for you!  I love this kit soo… the colors are fantastic for boys and the elements add a bit of fun! After Dark- Boys is exclusive to Sugar Hill Co.

And the glitter to match because even boys like a little bling!

ADB glitter

Here are some Layouts done with After Dark – Boys

By Laura
By Laura
By Jacqueline
By Jacqueline


By Danny

By Danny

And I am having a CT call!  YAY!


  • 1-2 Layouts per new release.
  • post at Zig Zag Scrap and Funky Playground and one other gallery of your choice
  • Blog and Facebook about new releases
  • Be Active and reliable


Email your current CT commitments, most complete gallery and a short Bio to:

Laura.Lively (at) gmail (dot) com

Call ends December 24th!

Eazy Breezy new this week!

Easy Breezy was a Designer Apprentice Freebie, however, I have revamped it and added a whole lot more to it!  The original was fun and light and the newest version does nothing but bring that personality out in it some more!  I have added 8 papers and over 20 elements.  Also a complete alpha, that is just so versatile that you can use it on any kind of page! I have also created a glitter pack that perfectly coordinates with this kit and of course there is the original Word Art that is a little bit graffiti and a little bit whimsy!  How can you go wrong!  I know that this is completely out of season for this kit, but after being dumped on by snow (we have about 18 inches now from nothing!) and having my internet knocked out for a week, I needed to do something to think warm! lol  And if you buy the bundle you save 35%!

You can get this at either of my stores…

Zig Zag Scrap

Funky Playground

Guest gig at SHCo.

This month starts my guest gig at Sugar Hill Co. And to kick off the month of December right I have a wintery Christmas-y kit for you.  Aptly named, Cozy Christmas!  It is all about the snow and the presents and the glitter and the…  well you get the picture!  And this kit is exclusive to my guest store at Sugar Hill Co. And Take an additional 20% off everything I have there from Dec 1-5!

And I have a matching glitter to go with it!

I am a guest this month at…

Can you guess???  I am gonna be a guest somewhere and if you guess correctly, you will win the kit of your choice…  Here is a little sneak peek at what I have in store for you all at my guest gig!  Leave me a little note to let me know where you think I am heading!

New Products for 11-12-10

Hi Everyone!  It has been a Crazy week!  I tell you what, after not having both my kids around for 3 weeks, getting back into the swing of things is a bit difficult… Kaylee came back from Grandma’s house on Saturday and while I am ecstatic that she is home cause I missed her like crazy, she tends to bring the crazy with her where ever she goes lol!

Well, I have 2 new products going into my Store over at Funky Playground this week… A 2011 Calendar Brush Set, and Autumnal Equinox (which you may have already seen over at ZZS) and both are on sale for 40% off!  Don’t miss FPD’s Birthday sale…  Seriously!

See you on the Playground my lovelies!



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