Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Some new doodles....

So here are my newest doodles! I think that they turned out okay, could have been better though.....but I'm not in the mood to try again so these are it!! Here is the link

When I grow up

Let me know what you think below! Also let me know if you have any more suggestions for me to add to my list!

Can I get a WOOHOO!!!!!

I know it's silly, but one of my student loans is about to be paid off! Sometimes I wonder if I went to college for nothing.....I mean I'm not exactly working or anything! But, if I hadn't gone to college, I wouldn't have met Dan and I wouldn't have the beautiful daughter that I get to spend my day with. So in the end, I guess it was worth it, because what I have is far more valuable.

We have a winner!

And the winner of my second prize is........Deanna!!! Thank you so much everyone for your wonderful comments. I'll be making another prize that I'll be customizing for altered clipboard! Don't know what one is....come back later and I'll post a picture!

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Lauren Grier Day!

Well today was officially Lauren Day! I didn't do any doodles today because I wanted to be able to get some layouts out there using some of her fab kits! The first layout uses her Inverted Doodlie Love kit she made with Shauna Clingerman which is at Sweet Shoppe Designs here. The second one is made using her Amanda & Lauren rule the world kit she made with Amanda Rockwell which is here.
Me and Lillian did some more packing today and I straightened out her room a bit. Things tend to get messy when you're in the middle of packing. Only one more month and then it's all over with!!! At least we'll be away for a week so March is really going to go by fast.
So tomorrow, I'll work on the custom name doodles that I'm giving to those that commented on my question thread, as well as work on some freebies. I'm going to make some boy themed stuff again tomorrow so make sure you pop back in. I'm also going to have another contest tomorrow so make sure you check back for that! I'll also announce the winner of my covered frame tomorrow......guess I better head to bed soon.....tomorrow is going to be a busy one!

My first layout using Lauren's schtuff!!!! All info can be seen here and be sure to check out her store here as well!!!

Monday, February 26, 2007

New freebies!

So I just finished my freebie. This was meant to be the freebie for those that gave me comments and suggestions on my post below regarding the possibility that I would begin selling my doodles! Obviously I had a hard time not sharing the love, but what they will get that is extra special are custom watercolor names that I'll create for them! See what you miss when you don't post comments!!! Anyways, here is the link for these
Let me know what you think!
And remember to sign up for the picture frame that I'll be raffling off tomorrow.....only 13 people signed up at the moment and you could be the lucky one!!!!

Check this out!!!

Okay this totally rocks!!!! I made my very first CT team! I can hear all of my family saying what in the heck is a CT team?!! Well....I'm on Lauren's creative team and I'll be making layouts using her products and I spreading the word that she rocks! So while I check everything out and get caught up, go over to her shop here at Sweet Shoppe designs......where life is totally SWEET!!!!

Lillian and Daddy

I'm back!

Thanks for all of the wonderful comments....I really appreciate it! I'll be making my freebie that's only available for those that commented on my last post today and I'll email the link to all of you as soon as I complete it!

In the meantime, I have a new link for the dinosaurs here (at 4shared.)

I hope that everyone had a wonderful weekend.....I know me and Lilly really enjoyed our visit! I'll post some pics later if they came out okay (Mr. camera hasn't been feeling well ever since his encounter with Lilly!)

Friday, February 23, 2007

Another traveling weekend....and some more advice needed!!!

Me and Lillian leave for Shushan again tomorrow and we have to make a pit stop at her new doctor so I can fill out some paper work. Other than that we don't really have anything planned. I know that I've said it countless times, but I'm ready for the traveling to be over with! I'm ready to call Vermont home. I'm ready to have a warm body in bed with me each night (I've been really cold lately!) I'm just ready to have my family back together.

I'm going to do some more doodles over the weekend and I'll be back next week to share. I've gotten a lot of traffic on my blog since I started sharing my watercolors and I was wondering if I could ask all of you a couple of questions.....

1) If you were to see my watercolors online for sale, would you buy them?
2) Would you change anything about them?
3) Would you buy custom made watercolors made specifically for your needs?

Let me know what you think, and all honesty is appreciated.......even if it's something I don't want to hear!!!! If I were to start selling them I would include a lot more doodles in each pack. I just have so many ideas in my head, on top of the ideas I've already been and I'm wondering if I could go somewhere with this. If you give me some advice on this topic, I'll make a special freebie next week and share with you so be sure to include a way for me to contact you with the link!

Thursday, February 22, 2007

4 Shared! I'm hoping that I got somewhere with the 4 shared people and figured out why I wasn't getting the correct links. So I've added another link to the space doodles below to download at 4shared (it's a zipped file for all of those that requested)......let me know if it doesn't work. If it doesn't, I think that I'm going to have to throw in the towel!!!

Just another simple layout of Lillian. She took this picture herself!! I was trying to take some pictures of her while she was on my stomach and she grabbed the camera and took this and I thought that it was worthy of a layout!

She's getting there!!!!

So here are my space doodles that I finally finished....

And here is the link. Keep those suggestions for doodles you'd like to see ....I'm always up for a challenge! Let me know what you think of these below!

UPDATE- Okay so I hopefully got somewhere with the 4shared people and hopefully this is the correct link here.....let me know if it doesn't work (it's a zipped file.)

Come back later....

For some space doodles! I'll be finishing them up later today when I take a break from cleaning.

Just a little reminder-every now and then people ask why I'm not using 4 shared and mention that they're having issues with Unfortunately, I'm having issues with 4shared and it's been giving me incorrect links. So for now, is my best solution. If you're having problems, I would be more than happy to send the files via email!
And here's a picture for Daddy and Grandma!

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Need some help

Finding a good website with pretty dresses for easter! I've seen a couple that I like at the Children's Place but haven't a clue where else to look for a good deal. I spent a lot of money on her Christmas outfit and really don't want to spend that much again but I of course still want her to be stylish! So point me in the right direction ladies!


This one is for here and let me know what you think below!

I'm still going to be making some wedding and sea side doodles, I just want to be able to devote a little more time to those next week.

Joy's Watercolor Dragonfly

Ask and you shall receive.....hope you like it Joy!

Download here! Let me know what you think!

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Someone please slap my hand!!!

I'm addicted to apple juice.....Lillian's juice to be exact! I can't stop drinking it....and what's worse is that not only do I have the big HUGE bottles from BJ's, but it also makes my stomach upset! Hi my name is Carrie and I'm addicted to apple juice! Okay, I'm off to the fridge to make some Tang and then work on some doodles. I'll be working on some wedding and ocean themed doodles coming up next. I'm still taking suggestions for what you'd like to see as a doodle and I'll do my best to try and create something!

And thank you everyone for the wonderful comments.....they really brighten my day!

I've been having trouble with my Photoshop but was finally able to fix it so I could do a layout! This is for sketch challenge #27 @ TDC. Credits can be seen here.
Here's the link for the St. Patty Watercolors!

I tried to make a leprachaun, but he plain hopefully these doodles will be good enough. Let me know what you think! TFL

Monday, February 19, 2007

Stay tuned for download links tomorrow!

Here's my free prize for my upcoming 20,000th hit (hopefully!) Just enter yourself by commenting below and be sure to include your email address in case you win. Winner will be drawn next Tuesday by my daughter! Good Luck!

Mini Freebie

So I have to do my watercolor words over again because the aqua painter I was using made the images a little too rough for my taste. So I'll do those over again. In the meantime, this one saying and a couple of hearts came out okay so I thought that I would share those.

Download here. Let me know what you think!
I'll be working on the St. Patricks day doodles first since it's coming up soon.....I'll make some clovers, some Irish quotes, a pot 'o gold, maybe a leprachaun if it comes out okay and maybe, just maybe a glass o' beer ( is gross!)

Keep those requests comin'.....

If you've made a request for a doodle you'd like to see me create make sure you come back during the week because each day I'll try and tackle each request (as long as Lilly allows.....she's gotta come first ya know!) Today I'm going to finish what I started last night so make sure you come back later today (some watercolor word doodles.)

I'm absolutely loving making these doodles! My mind just starts racing and I get all of these images in my head that I want to put onto paper. Sometimes they turn out okay, sometimes they plain stink. But, like everything else in life, it's a learning process.

And thanks everyone for the wonderful comments on my doodles, on my ADORABLE Lillian, and for visiting my blog and my journey through life. My 20,000 post prize will be appearing soon so make sure you watch out for that too!

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Got a free moment!

Lilly wasn't in the mood to nap yesterday so I didn't have much free time which is fine by me! She has been so much fun to watch lately, especially while she's learning to crawl. I was finally able to redo my watercolors late last night and here they are....

Here's the link. Let me know what you think!

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Lots of doodling going on here!!!

Lillian has decided that she's not in the mood for an afternoon nap and seems to be enjoying her new found freedom as she shuffles across the floor. We picked up her gate at Babies R Us, went to Michaels for some craft supplies (some of which included my prize once I hit 20,000 posts.....stay tuned....they're really cute) and decided to skip Target since the parking was so bad because of all of the snow mounds. So I shall be back later with some freebies!

*****Oh......and if anyone has any special requests for something they'd like to see done as a watercolor/chalk doodle let me know and I'll see what I can come up with!!!!

Today's Plan

So, today I have lots of things planned! First we're going to go to BJ's to see if the gates that they have are okay. If not, we'll be stopping at Babies R Us which happens to be in the busiest shopping center on the face of the earth on the weekend (okay not really, but people drive like fridiots there!) Then we might stop at Target (I'm going through withdrawl.....haven't been there in months!) Lastly, we'll stop at Michaels. I need to pick up some heavy weight watercolor paper and some new blender pens until I'm able to order more through Stampin Up.
Then, once we get home, I'll feed Lilly again and put her down for her afternoon nap.'s doodling time. I've got some make sure you come back later for an update. I'll give a clue.......a bunch for free and a bunch for $1.
Hope everyone has a great day!

I had to take a screen shot.....

cause this will never happen again!!!!

And yes I'm up at 1:45 darn stomach won't stop turning!!!

Friday, February 16, 2007

OMG.....I'm in trouble now!!!!

Looks like it's time to go get some gates this weekend....she'll be up on her knees in no time!!

Well it's time for the winner of the wooden letters and matching covered box that Lillian picked (and ever so swiftly placed in her mouth!)......

Congratulations Demetria!!! I'll be sending you an email!

Thank you so much everyone for entering! When I hit 20,000 posts I'll create something new so make sure you come back and enter yourself again!

I did a quick little flower tonight and decided to only do one since my stomach is turning (yucko!) So here's the flower.....

And here's the link to download. (I deleted this before by mistake but it's been updated)

I think that my next doodles/drawings that I'm going to tackle is Curious George. I just love that movie (probably more than Lilly at the moment!) So we'll see what I come up with!

Links for Watercolors

Here it is.....hope everyone has a good day.


Let me know if you like them or not because they take a little bit longer to make.....and if you think they stink then I'll put my chalks away!!!!

and here's an added bonus if you enter yourself in the raffle (on monday's post).....a matching covered box with a little bling!!

Be sure to enter on Monday's post!

Come back tomorrow....

for this freebie.....(I'll post the link tomorrow.....time for sleepy sleep!!)

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Wow this is addicting.....

everything seems to bring inspiration! I was looking through my photo album of myself when I was younger and one of the pics is of me and my sister drawing on our little care bear table (that thing rocked!) Then I thought, those would be some cute doodles! I'm sure there's some of these out there....but every doodle is original so these are my version!

Upload here

Doodles oh my part 2

I made a few more doodles tonight while Lilly napped again (she's such a good napper!) I'm using now for the downloads so they're all in the same download like 4shared.....but this was 10 times easier! I'm going to get my watercolor pencils and chalks out tomorrow so that the colors are better with some of the flowers that I've been doodling. And don't forget to enter yourself in the raffle for the wood letters (post from Monday!)

It's been awhile since I've taken pics of Lilly so I thought that I'd take a couple while she was being cute. She's playing with one of the Boyd's Bears (or rabbit in this case) that I'm keeping for her. She sits without assistance and she's on her way to crawling any day now!

Less to pack....

So I went through my Boyd's bears which just sit in the closet and these are the ones that I'm willing to sell. I still have a basket full (about 20), but most of what I kept has sentimental the one that Dan gave me on our wedding day. I tend to get rid of things really quickly now for some reason without thinking about what I'm letting go of so I had to sit and think about them for a few moments before they went into the sell pile. I've never sold on ebay before, only bought, so once I figure everything out and price the bears and the stamp sets they'll go up for sale. For those who are interested, my username is cdbombria.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Doodles oh my!

Well I'm just taking a break from packing since we're certainly not going anywhere today with the freezing rain (yucko!) I just grabbed my marker and started to make some more doodles and since they were really easy to transfer into the computer, I thought I'd share.

And if anyone can point me in the right direction as far as a tutorial of sorts for 4shared I'd really appreciate it! I download all of my files and then the link that it gives doesn't work so I'm not sure what step I'm missing.....and I go through the tutorial that they have, but something still isn't working (which is why I'm still using sendspace!)

Time to let go....

So I don't have as many as I thought I did.....either that or I've misplaced some! In any case, I don't need all of these so it's time to weed them out! So far I've got about half of them in the sell pile, but I'd still like to get it down a little bit more. I think that I'm also going to sell a few of my Boyd's Bears that I have sitting in our closet. I'll keep a few for Lilly, but since she can't play with them it seems kind of silly to keep all of them. So once I get everything finalized everything will be headed to ebay and we'll see what we get (all of it's going towards the new camera that I now need!)

Just realized I haven't mentioned that yet!!! So I brought my camera and laptop with me to Syracuse last week. While I was packing up to go from my dad's to my sister's place, the camera and the laptop fell off of the counter. Well they made it through that collision alright although you would think that something would have happened. Fast Forward to this past Monday......the camera was on the floor minding it's own business, when Ms. Lillian decided she wanted to scoot over towards it so she could play with it a bit. Well she played with it all right.....and in the process she threw it across the room hitting the wall.....with a lot of force I might add. Well, needless to say, mr. camera is a little damaged! So what have I learned from all of this.....always keep your camera in the padded camera bag and now is the time that we need to get everything out of Lilly's way!

Oh.....and Happy Valentines Day Dan......we love and miss you!

Check this out for a good laugh!!

Lillian's laugh is similiar to his, but this is just way too cute. And I love that bib he has......need to get my hands on one of those!!!

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Need some positive thoughts....

sent to my Great-Grandma again. She was admitted to the hospital again where they discovered that she re-broke her femur again. She has decided to have surgery and is probably still in surgery at this moment. Surgery is risky for anyone, let alone a 93 year old! But, she is a firecracker and I know that she'll make it through this. So if you get a chance, please send some positive thoughts that the surgery will go well and that she won't be in too much pain when she gets out.

Learning and Doodling!

So now that I have the full version of Photoshop I've got a lot of new things to learn so I think that I need to start creating my pages there from now on so that I can get used to it! I drew up some quick doodle frames this morning and thought I'd share.....
and be sure to enter yourself in the raffle below for the covered letters!








Monday, February 12, 2007

New pics,new freebies and a free prize!

Well we're finally back home and can I just say.....I'm sick of driving! I'm so sick of it I don't think that we'll be going ANYWHERE this week! Me and Betsy worked on a scrapbook for Corene and we finished it last night. I've gotten so used to digi scrapping that I felt like I didn't know what I was doing! So that's all finished and ready to go. One of the nights last week I did some doodles while Lillian was sleeping and I thought that since she just celebrated her 8 month birthday that I would do some birthday here they are!!!

Cover TOS

Birthday 1 Birthday 2

Birthday 3 Birthday 4

Birthday 5 Birthday6

Birthday 7 Birthday 8

Birthday9 Birthday10

And finally here's a pic of my free prize that I'll be raffling off this week. They're wood letters from Michael's that I covered with paper and distressed. Leave a comment on my blog and include a way for me to contact you if you win! Winner will be drawn this Friday by my daughter (she's in that grab everything mode!)

Saturday, February 10, 2007

New stuff coming....

I drew some new doodles yesterday and I'm pretty pleased with them so we'll see what type of response I get from them once I download them, which won't be until Monday. I'm also working on a little project that I'll be giving away for free on Monday once I'm able to take pics and download them on my own computer once me and Lilly drive back home. Anyways, I hope that everyone has a good weekend!

Thursday, February 08, 2007

For some time now I've wanted to upgrade my camera. My Kodak has been good to me, but it was a poor choice. However, it will live on since I can still use it for it's movie taking abilities. Although I don't have the Nikon D80 yet, I am determined that I will, and that I will sell what I don't use from my stamping supplies. When I started to go through my stamping supplies, I had a hard time trying to decide what I was going to sell so I stopped looking at them all together.. week when I get home, I am going to begin the hard process of weeding out my supplies and finally pack the ones that I decide to keep. I have over 100 Stampin Up sets at the moment and a big pile 'o retired paper and I'm certain there a quite a few that I can let go of. So next week, I'll begin figuring out what they may be worth and put them up on ebay so I can get my camera!

Oh my that's a lot of snow!!!

Coming from a place that only had a light dusting of snow on the ground to a place that has snow measuring in the feet is quite the change! There's about a foot of snow on the ground here in Syracuse and there's way more up to the north of us. Personally, I love the snow! I don't even mind driving in's all the other people driving in the snow that I can't stand! So for that reason, me and Lilly will be taking it easy today! We were going to go to Michael's to get some stuff but I think that we're safer inside. So today we'll just play a lot, watch Curious George (I love that movie!) and when she takes a nap I'll do some doodling and learn how to design papers. Hope everyone is nice and toasty wherever you are!

FYI-Just in case you're here for the arrow doodles there are also a few more sets of freebies if you scroll down

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Just some more freebie doodles!
Please leave any comments on my blog! Hope everyone has a wonderful week!

Happy 8 Months!!!

It's so hard to believe that 8 months has passed already! Lillian has been taking more naps since her teeth have been coming in and who am I to stop her!

I made these last week after I had some left over dough from a calzone and I wanted to scrap about the weekends we spent at my grandparents house. Well.....this weeks digidare is about scrapping some type of food that brings you comfort!

Baby Dreams

Monday, February 05, 2007

Another Long Weekend

Well me and Lillian returned home today and the first thing I did when I walked in the door was I fed the cat.......I FORGOT!!!! I felt so bad......I remembered when we were about an hour and a half out. So, she went 2 days without food and I promise I'll never forget again. We had a nice visit with Dan and didn't really do too much.

Lillian's teeth are really coming in and I think that she's handling everything really wouldn't even know if she's in any pain because she isn't crying or anything. My left hand is numb on the left side and has been like that for the past couple of days so I'm not sure what's up with that.

In other news......need some positive thoughts and prayers sent to my Great-Grandma. Betsy called me late last night at Pat's house so I knew something was up. Grandma broke her femur last Tuesday and was in the hospital for a couple of days and has since been moved to a nursing home. I'm a little sad that we just found out about this last night but that's another story for another day. So, I leave for Syracuse on Wednesday so hopefully me and Lilly will have the opportunity to visit her if she's up for it.

Friday, February 02, 2007

Bug Doodles

Well here are my bugs! Links below....
So now I'm off to finish packing and then me and Lilly hit the road......I will be SOOOOO happy when we don't have to do this anymore! Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!
p.s. I just noticed that there are some other bug freebies on DST today and hers are way cuter :o( .....oh well!

Links up and running below!

YAY!!!!!!!!!! I finally figured it out.....I was driving myself nuts today because I was certain it was some really simple step that I overlooked and sure enough it was....I should have saved them as .png files and not .jpeg's because it was flattening the image! So all of the links below are up and running and I am by no means ready to start attacking 4shared at the moment so we'll stick with sendspace! The link is towards the bottom of the page for each download. Well I'm off to bed....hope everyone has a swell day! tiny little thing (thus the tiny print!)......if you do download could you give me some feedback, both positive and negative!

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Time to work on something different!

Well I got frustrated again with my doodles so I decided to move onto something different! The links work, they just don't have a transparent background so I guess you just have to change the background. Since I'm using elements, there really doesn't seem to be any tutorials to help me out. I'm going to keep working on it though because I made some really cute doodles of bugs last night that I called bug a doodle doo. So, I started working on some papers and some ribbon and such but I'm still working on it and I don't want it to look like c-r-a-p. I know everyone has to start somewhere but hopefully I won't completely suck at it!

Tomorrow me and Lilly are off to Shushan again until Monday morning. Then we'll be leaving again for Syracuse on Wednesday and staying until the next Monday. So, it will be busy week! I'm just finishing up some cleaning because I can't stand coming back to dishes in the sink and such!

So I'll bring my computer with me so I can work on stuff next week while everyone is working during the day and hopefully I'll have something when I return. Here is a small sample of what I'm working on.....still a lot more fine tuning, more papers and elements to do so we shall see how it turns out!

*****ALL FIXED!!!
Here's my second try at some doodling! Please let me know if I stink at this and just need to stop. Or if you have any pointers at what I could do to make it better let me know! I'm still working on the whole 4shared thing, so until then, I'm still using I labeled each doodle so you know which one is which ahead of time so you don't have to download something you don't like. Anyways, tell me what 'ya think!

I can breathe.......

Finally!!! Our insurance went into effect today after Dan was on what I guess you would call a 30 day probation period. I've been knocking on wood like crazy each time I thought about the possibility of Lillian getting sick. We would have been able to sign up for the cobra plan if needed, but I'm glad that we didn't need too. I think that I'll still knock on wood though just in case!!