Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Spring Has Sprung

It is well past the first of the month, but I do have a collab kit co-ordinating freebie for you!
This small freebie is done in the same colors as the April Bits2Kits.com collab kit "I dream of Spring"
Included in the kit are

61 papers all at 12x12 300 dpi including 20 solid but textured and 35 patterned

4 torn papers
10 butterflies, 33 flowers, 13 leaves, 21 frames, 2 ropes,
3 wires, 5 bows, 8 buttons, 2 tags, 15 ribbons, 3 stitches,
2 staples, 3stickers, 2 swirls, 2 journalling papers, 1 bling,
2 hearts, 2 masks, 3 strings, 1 tree, 1 word art, 1 bunny,
1 duck, 1 cattail, 1 cloud, 2 grasses, 1 kite, 1 umbrella,
2 flairs, 2 scatters, 5 clusters,

1 alpha and 3 styles including beveled, glitter and plastic

7 12x12 quick pages.

All on sale for the month of April for just $6!  And to further entice a sale from you, here are close-ups for my contribution:
You can purchase the "I Dream of Spring" mega collab kit here.

And before I give you the link for the freebie, I am going to make a

I am going to be taking a hiatus from designing.  There is a lot going on in my personal life right now.  My mother has Alzheimer's, which is getting bad.  She is in hospice care now.  Also, I am trying to get into an Alternative Teacher Certification Program and become a high school math teacher.  I have to go take the THEA test, which means I need to do some test prep work.  There just isn't much time for designing, plus I am often too stressed to be creative.  This means that my store at Bits2Kits.com will be closing on April 30th.  And it also means that until then everything is on sale!!!  40% to 50% off on all items!!  So please, check out the sales here before everything is gone at the end of the month!!

(And please say a prayer/think positive thoughts for my mother and for me to get into the teacher's program!)

*****  Update 8/1/2011  *****  Sorry, freebie is no longer available  ******


  1. Ann, I am very sorry that we are going to lose you, but you must do what you must do. I am also sorry to hear of the heartache that you are going through with your mother. I hope that she will reach a plateau and that you will reach your goal as a high school math teacher. I will pray for both you and your mother and I will miss seeing you on the board. Good luck in your new venture.


  2. Thank you for freebies. Link on your post was added to Lori's freebie list

  3. I am sorry to hear that Ann :o( Alzheimer's really sucks, my grandmother has it too, and it can be really hard on the family.
    I wish you the best with your new venture.


  4. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today [14 Apr 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  5. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 6 post on Apr. 14, 2010. Thanks again.

  6. i'm really sorry for you and your mother because i've been through this some time ago and I know how time and energy consuming it is to take care of someone with Alzheimer. And how your mind can be affected as well when you see the persons you love losing their memory, the worse being at the beginning when are aware of what is happening to them.

    I wish you a lot of courage and hope you will have a lot of support both from your family/friends and the medical staff (I had none and got a nervous breakdown...)

  7. God Bless, Good Luck & Take Care.

  8. Lovely papers! Good luck with everything.

  9. So sorry to hear about your mother. Thanks so much for the freebie!

  10. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today [15 Apr 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  11. God Bless both you & your mom. Thanks for the freebie.

  12. sorry to see you leave but you need to do what's right for you. Let us know how you're doing every once in a while?
    My thoughts for "good things" are with you and your mom.

  13. So sorry to hear about your mom. It's happened in my family, too, & it's so painful to watch. Prayers for you both. Thank you for this lovely kit & blessings to you!

  14. I am sorry to hear about your Mom, God Bless her, it is a terrible thing. Best wishes for your venture. Thanks for all you lovely goodies. xxx

  15. I will miss your creativity, your blog, and your generosity while you are on hiatus. It's understandable that life has its ups and downs and we don't get to choose when they happen.