Friday, February 29, 2008

Things they never tell you about being a mom.

I am finding that there are a lot of things that they never tell you about being a mom. Like that you would cheer on your child when he finally left a present in his diaper after several days without one.... That you would drive all the way home from town with your arm streched back over the seat cutting off your circulation to hold up your child's head as he slept so he didn't get a sore neck. . .

No one told me that after I had a child I would suddenly see germs everywhere on places that used to seem clean, that Clorox wipes would become a must have in my purse- oh yeah I forgot what purse- who can carry one with a 20lb kid, and the diaper bag!

And the biggest thing no one told me is how you manage to use the restroom while you are out shopping alone with your baby . . . . Leaving him in the car is obviously not an option, nor is laying him on the bathroom floor, and I am not enough of a juggler to hold at the same time (the thought alone makes me laugh). I considered handing him to the nice looking lady in Customer Service (Hey I'm a customer I need service!) but then all these kidnapping stories came to mind. . . . At this point I am starting to think I may never attempt to leave the house alone again or at least avoid drinking anything for several hours before I do.

Monday, February 25, 2008

I am a Child of God Bonus for Blog Readers

I know no post for TWO DAYS! I have been distracted with setting up my other two blogs. If you are looking for my Freebies I have a special download just for blog readers- - - - You won't be able to click on the link, you will have to cut and paste the address in.
NOTE: The password is PORTER. In a day or two my freebies will be back up and running on my site This will then turn into my family site . . . . . so I can ramble on even more about my little guy.

Also I almost forgot to tell you about my other new site. As my loyal blog readers will know we just got Porter a new carseat. . . There were so many options we didn't know what to think- Reviews on the store website's were so varied that it was hard to know what to buy. As I got thinking about it the opions that made the most influence were other mom's I knew. I would love for anyone and everyone who would like to, to share the products (kid/family) related that they love for me to add to my blog, and own personal favorites list. If you want to share send an e-mail to me at .

Now for your bonus you have all been waiting for (LOL!) Round and rectangle "I am a Child of God" frames and a round tag. HAPPY SCRAPPING

Dont' forget you'll have to cut and paste or type in the download address:

Friday, February 22, 2008

I am a Child of God Elements Squares

There has been such great feedback on the Child of God papers that I made two elements to go with it, a pewter frame and square. If you didn't already snag it the background paper is available on my post from Wed. (Drop shadows are on the preview only).

Sorry about the seperate downloads, I am still saving up my pennies to upgrade my WINZIP so I can put multiple items in one download.

Download Frame HERE
Download Block HERE
FYI In the next week or two I will be transfering my Freebies to my new
website so I can use this for family posts.
I also have another website I'm just barely starting up for fun

Thursday, February 21, 2008

I am a Child of God pages Blue, Green

Thank you so much everyone for all your kind responses. There were alot of people who said they would like this page in girl colors- so many in fact that I think I will offer all the pages that I have done so far re-done in pink, purple, and peach when I am done posting this set.

I have another little project "in the works" that I will be needing some input on in the next week or two and in exchange for your help I will be offering pages customized with your child's name so if your interested keep watching for that!

Thanks again for all your kind comments. And just as a reminder of my terms of use 1) Personal Use only NO COMMERCIAL! If you use these in any posted layouts please give me credit 2) Comments Appreciated 3) Please share but send your friends directly to my site, rather than 4 shared so I can track how many people are interested.


Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Audra's Little Scraps Page 15 Freebie

Just one page today- I did this one specifically to add to Porter's baby book- If you are interested in this in the yellow and green, let me know and I will post them tommorrow.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Audra's Little Scraps Page 12, 13, and 14

Here's a couple of pages that weren't on the preview- Hope you enjoy them!


Monday, February 18, 2008

Audra's Little Scraps Quick Page

Let's try a quick page today . . . This is my first one so if it dosn't work like you expect it to please let me know. Thanks so much, especially to those of you have been so thoughtful to take a few extra seconds to leave comments! Download Quick Page LINK EXPIRED

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Audra's Little Scraps Page 9, 10, and 11

New to this site? Don't forget to check out the cordinating papers from the previous posts and my Terms of use!
Download Blue Dots HERE
Download Yellow Dots HERE
Download Green Dots HERE
(Multi-colored dots will be in a future post)

Saturday, February 16, 2008

6 months already! Valentines Ideas-

It is so hard to believe that my little guy is 6 months old already. His checkup was on Thursday and he weighed 20lbs even. Time for a new carseat which we bought today. It was really surprising how cheaply made many of them seemed. I had my heart set on a Britax but when we compared it side by side with the Saftey 1st model we ended up getting it just didn't seem as comfortable or have as many features. Not to mention it was almost $100 more in price.

For Valentines day we tried putting his handprints (with paint) on Valentine dishtowels for the Grandma's but Porter was more interested in eating the paint than putting it on the towel. The one we managed to get done didn't turn out the best so I kept it and we ended up tracing his hand with a pencil on the others then tracing over it with a red permanent marker- I really liked how they turned out.

Don't you just want to pinch those chubby little cheeks!

Audra's Little Scraps Page 6, 7, and 8


Friday, February 15, 2008

Audra's Little Scraps Page 3, 4, and 5

Here are three more papers for download, again if your new please check out my previous posts for more pages and my terms of use. Remember Your comments are greatly appreciated!


Thursday, February 14, 2008

Audra's Little Scraps Page 2 Freebie

Here is the page for today. If you havn't yet scroll down for my terms of use and more free digital papers.


Wednesday, February 13, 2008

My First Digital Paper Set

I finally finished my first paper set. I am making Porter a digital baby scrapbook from scratch and these papers are my start at that. If it seems like people are interested in them I am more than happy to share these papers. . . However, right now I do not have the "pro" version of WINZIP that allows me to bundle them together for you to upload so I can only put them on one at a time. I plan on buying it if enough people are interested in using this stuff. BUT FOR NOW- I am going to start adding one page a day and will keep adding if people seem interested (so if you want me to keep adding pages let me know!)

If you download I just have three little requests

1. PLEASE leave a comment on the blog or on 4shared so I know what you like/dislike about these papers so that I can take that into account if I decide to make more to share...

2. For personal use only! No Commercial use please!

3. Feel free to share with your friends but please have them leave me a comment so I can get an idea of how many people are interested. I would love to see layouts you use them in.

Here's a preview of the whole paper set. (All are 12"x12" and 300ppi)


Todays download is the plaid paper in the upper left corner

If you are new to digital scrapbooking here are two of my favorite sites that list a bunch of FREE digital scrapbooking stuff to get you started: DIGI FREE and SCRAPBOOKING w/the IKEAGODDESS

Monday, February 11, 2008

Happy Birthday Macy!!!

A Day Late. . .

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Photoshop has arrived

At last my photoshop program has arrived! I am so excited to play around with it. I think it will be great for putting together scrapbook pages. I am also working on some desingns for digital paper, especially with words. This background "Called to Serve" paper is my first try. If you want to try it you can download it here.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Snow Day

DescriptionOh the joys of living in the country!!! Today was a snow day, no church, no work, no obligations just our little family, a pan of brownies, a few games of battelship, and fast forwarding through the Superbowl to watch the comercials. . . . Its probably good that we are just hangin' out at home today because Baby Bear has a second tooth breaking through today and he is getting CRANKY!

I also had time to finish up another digital scrapbook page today:

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Blog Headings

If you didn't guess I made our blog heading- I also made one for my sister Chelsea. If there is anyone who would like me to make one for them just let me know- All I need is a picture or two or three and an idea of what type of theme you want it to be and what colors.

Glenn Beck Program - President Hinckley

Last night I and Aaron went to the Glenn Beck benifit for a family in our area who has 4 sons iwht Muscular Distrophy. Not only did we really enjoy the program it was nice to know we were helping out such a worthy cause. He was hillarious!

Also on his show he did a tribute to President Gordon B. Hinckley. It is wonderful I hope you take the time to listen to it

It is sad to loose such a great man as President Hinckley but happy for him.