CT Spotlight Week 3 - Freebie Time!

Hello everyone! Hope your Wednesday is finding you well! Anyone starting to notice the signs of spring lurking? I am. Saturday we had absolutely gorgeous weather here. Hope it stays like that lol.
Today I'm back with CT Spotlight number 3 - and I'm spotlighting Missy! Missy is a fantastic team member. Any designer would be lucky to have her. She CT's for me, Jaya and Tiffany and she always does such fantastic work.

Get to know Missy a little better!

I am the mother to young, wild men (Jake, 6, and Zach, 4) and wife to my best friend, Joe of 7.5 years. Born and raised in Georgia, I am a true Southern Belle! I love my family, my church, and my friends. When I am not busy with my family, working the children & youth at church, or teaching 6th graders all about Math & Science, I am steadily scrappin'!

So how long have you been digital scrapbooking?
Last July (2009) while trying to find some ideas for my DS birthday paper invites, I stumbled on digital scrapbooking and have been hooked ever since.

Did you ever do any traditional paper scrapbooking? What made you switch? Do you still do any paper scrapbooking?
I started paper scrapbooking in 2003 and was able to complete one entire scrapbook, which is a major kudos to me! However, Jake started getting more mobile and into everything, so I was not able to pull out my "stuff" as much. So when we moved in 2007, I ended up throwing what I had left away.

Do you have any other hobbies?
Other than scrapping, I can be found reading!

What do you find yourself scrapbooking the most - your kids, pets, significant other, family, etc?
DUH!!!! A no brainer for me...my kids! I am out of my comfort zone scrapping myself. I am always taking pictures of the boys and their friends. I have started stealing pictures from my family members and scrapping for them on the sly....to surprise them with goodies!

What couldn't you live without when you make a layout? For example, undo, a certain element, a program, etc?
Right now...Something shimmery! I love glitter! However, my shimmer may be metal or diamonds!

Do you gravitate towards any certain color or style when you make a layout?
I am definitely a traditional girl! I love experimenting with shadows and trying to make my pages have that traditional paper appearance.

Do you do anything on the side, such as designing, designer services, scrap-4-hire? Don't forget to include a link or something so we can pay you a visit!
Not yet...would love to start S4H but haven't been able to drum up any business! I have designed a few kits but nothing ready for the stores!

Where's your blog?

Who's your favorite designer (other than Pixiemama)? Give them a plug - include a link to their shop!
I would have to say....Jen Yurko! I wish I had her imagination! She is full of fun, whimsy, and creativity! Here's where she hangs her hat: Inspiration Lane

Tell us one thing about yourself that very few people know.
I was adopted! I have never known my biological father. However, my mom married the only daddy I've ever known when I was four and he has been a blessing to me! He formally made me his own when I was 13!

Tell us one thing about yourself that is unique or weird.
According to my DH, there is not just one thing....Ha, Ha! I guess that anytime I am concentrating on something...manually or intellectually....I have my tongue sticking out! Apparently my grandfather was known for the same habit and now my youngest child has too developed it!

What's your favorite layout that you've made?
This was one of the hardest questions...I even asked for help in deciding. But I finally chose this layout...more so because of its style, layering, etc.

Give us a link to a layout of yours that has very few comments so we can leave you a little love.
Here's one of my favorites that hasn't been viewed very much and needs some love...It is somewhat a tribute page to a dear friend that was killed in a car accident in Oct. 2009. This pic is one of the last of him holding his sweet little girl!


Anything else you'd like to add?
Being on your CT has been the best experience! Having your beautiful designs and working closely with the gals on your team has challenged me to become a better scrap-artist. I have learned new techniques and been encouraged to step "out of the box"!

Awww! Missy's so sweet! Thanks Missy! Your layouts are gorgeous and you share the same <3 for Jen Yurko that I do! lol! On to the freebie!

It's a beautiful QP made with Jaya and I's collab, Girl's Day Out, available now at Scrappity-Doo-Dah. (Pssst...if you're wanting to pick it up...check out the March Nesting Challenge, where you can snag a free mini and a 30% off coupon for the kit!) Thanks for the awesome freebie Missy!

Before I let you go for the day, I'd like to show you a little sneaky peeky of a new release on Friday, and tell you about a couple of things going on.

First, don't forget that the March DigiScrapSave coupon book just came out, and I'm in there - in fact, I'm the first coupon in the book! How awesome is that! So if you've got something on your wish list now is the time to get it!

Also, please don't forget to sign up for my newsletter - my first issue is coming out VERY SOON and anyone who subscribes before the first issue is sent will receive a newsletter-exclusive freebie from me! Go here to sign up!

Oh, and before I forget...your sneak peek!

And...that's all you get! lol I just love keeping everyone in suspense!

I'll be back this weekend to reveal the new release! Oh and if you're looking for the March Blog Train, it's still available in the post below!

Happy Scrapping!


  1. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave.com in the DigiFree category today [03 Mar 01:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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

  3. Missy's QP is beautiful! Thank you!

  4. Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 5 post on Mar. 04, 2010. Thanks again.

  5. thank you for sharing this beautiful QP