Sunday, December 6, 2009

K-Joi Studios Calander Blog Train

This is for the K-Joi Studios December Calendar Blog Hop. I was allowed to create the Month of March for you. Sorry this is no longer available.

Here is the Blog Hop List-

Jan * Panda Bear Designs
Feb * Scrapzn Bitz
Mar * SandEz Creationz - You are Here.
Apr * Lizard Dau Designs
May * April Dawn Creations
Jun * Scrapzn Bitz
Jul * KatLen Kreations
Aug * ice princess
Sep * Lori Imel
Oct * CACTUSmango
Nov * Designs by Angel
Dec * KatLen Kreations

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The Ultimate Gift

This is a lovely full sized mini-kit that is Christian themed on the ultimate gift of Jesus to the world. What a wonderful idea for a blog train and here is my preview, but the kit is no longer available, sorry. Please go to Heartfelt Perfections and thank Leigh for her efforts.

Holiday Sugar Cookies Freebies

This mini-kit is no longer available.

The main list for the Holiday Sugar Cookies train is here.

The next blog on the train is GSD by Nikki & Lyndie

Monday, November 30, 2009

Loads of Freebies for You All

Keep an eye on this blog in the coming 2 weeks! I have 3 you heard right 3 new freebies for you scrapping pleasure! Don't change that channel!

"Thankful" October Blog Train

This is my contribution to the thankful blog train for October of 2009.
This mini-kit is no longer available.

Your next stop on the blog train is sahnmomto4 designs

And if for some reason you have difficulty here is the Thankful Blog Train HQ.

Below is the slide show of all the lovely contribution to this wonderful blog train.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Freebie Add On

Hello everyone,

It's me again, LOL! Well I have put together another freebie for you all. This one goes right along with my entry in the SAS-y Lady Designer Contest 2009 at Stone Accents Studio. I would so very much appreciate it if you could give me a bit of support in the contest. You have to register in the forum to vote, but it is free and it would mean so very much to me to have you behind me in my designing efforts. A little bit of encouragement can go a very long way with us artistic folks, you know, lol.

The above is the preview of the add-on kit I made for you all, I do hope you enjoy it. Is no longer available, sorry.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

A Quick Page Freebie

This is a layout of the Quick Page that is available today. The different parts are taken from my week 2 entry at Stone Accents Studio's SAS-y Lady Designer Contest. The kit is called Romantic Friends and is available for download HERE. And PLEASE if you like what you see would you consider placing a vote for me? The links are posted on the right of the blog. Thanks in advance.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Blog-Hop Freebie: Meowie Christmas!

Pets at Christmas

We at K-Joi Studios love our pets as much as our children and sometimes they are our children. We would love to promote pet rescue by giving you a glimpse into the world wide net of animal adoption. Please visit this site at the bottom of this post and do a bit of browsing it is extremely interesting and if you are
a pet lover then you might find some useful information too. We have made some wonderful freebie kits for your digital scrapping pleasure and as a huge thank you for looking at these very deserving animal rescue sites. Please visit the next blog on this blog hop and don't forget to leave some lovely comments behind when you download. And don't forget that we all live on different time zones so please be patient with us!!
Please consider stopping by at Adopt-A-Pet  as they have not only some great pets to share with you, but information on rescue organizations, too! All right without further here ado is where you may download my portion of the kit. Meowie Christmas! If you like what you receive in this small kit, please consider dropping by the SAS-y Lady Contest at Stone Accents Studio and voting for me in the contest, thanks in Advance!
For the next stop on the hop please go back to the K-Joi Studios Blog
The download link has been repaired and is now accessible. Thank you to those that pointed it out I so appreciate it.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Freebie: Summer Breeze

I’ve put together another small freebie for you all. It has 5 papers, 7 flowers, 2 frames, and 1 leafy branch. You can download it HERE.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Enormous Freebie!

Hi guys this digital scrapbooking freebie collaboration is only free for a limited time so please go and snag it as quick as you can!! Please go and visit K-Joi Studios here and register-
to participate in the Quick Page Challenge which can be found here-,8450.msg66422.html#new too . You have to have your quick pages ready for me by Monday September the 7th. Go check out the forums for the details!!

This fabo collab has 99 elements and 39 papers all up!! Absolutely HUGE and all for free!!
It is made in the theme of a tropical christmas and has heaps of aussie stuff included. It has been
named by one of our wonderful members called puffinliz who won a 5 dollar point reward for her
efforts. The name of this kit is HO HO HOt!! What a cool name or name for that matter...LOL..LOL..LOL..go and snag these wonderful kits whilst you can and have some fun!!
Don't forget to join us at K-Joi Sudios to make and exchange wonderful quick pages!!...Cheers Liz
Reprinted here with permission.

here are the linkies for all the kits-

the password is friends go and enjoy guys with our pleasure!!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Freebie: Quick Page for You

Here is a quickpage I did with my Denim Delight mini-kit. This is no longer available, sorry.

Monday, August 17, 2009

New Freebie

I know it’s been awhile, but here is another freebie from me for your scrapping pleasure. I have called this one "Denim Delight".

I’ve signed up for the SAS-y Lady Designer Search at Stone Accents Studio, and I'm so excited I can hardly contain my self! I hope you like my kit and would appreciate your support and votes. Thanks in advance! SandE.


Please feel free to "window shop" at my store at K-Joi Studios, too!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Support Royanna Fritschmann

This is reprinted with permission.

I'M GIVING AWAY THE STORE FOR FREE It's been a while since I've blogged here - bad blogger, bad blogger!! LOL! But, I have something very special for you all. I've received permission from Royanna Fritschmann to GIVE AWAY HER STORE! How's that?! Yes, I'm giving away Royanna's store at Divine Digital to ONE very, very lucky person. As you may or may not know, Royanna's family is in dire crisis, and if you want a real bargain on, not only Personal Use items, but many Commercial Use items as well, now would be the time to purchase her entire store for just $25, and get the very generous Cyndi Wetmiller's Wetfish Designs complete store as well. And, of course, you would be helping out Royanna and her family. We've all had to tighten our belts right now, but this is a personal crisis that I hope all of you never have to go through. Please note, I don't personally know Royanna and her family, but when someone's down, it doesn't hurt to extend a hand to try to lift them up, if you are able to. Remember, what goes around, comes around. I would hope someone would extend a hand to you as well if you were the one in need. So, here's Royanna's ad from Divine Digital so you know what's being given away.

Buy Royanna Fritschmann's Entire Store - ONLY $25.00 Sale thru July 31! Over 550+ Products available! Get all my commercial and personal use items - buy my store for one low price! BONUS! Buy my store and get Wetfish Designs Entire store for FREE! Coupon to be sent after purchase CLICK HERE for information [must be registered to view] Okay, that's the store information - but one more thing: In case you didn't notice, let me repeat one more part of the ad: BONUS! Buy my store and get Wetfish Designs Entire store for FREE! I have also received permission from wonderful Cyndi Wetmiller of Wetfish Designs to also extend this part of the offer free to you as well, if you are the ONE VERY, VERY LUCKY PERSON to win this free offer from me. This is really an offer you can't refuse, so here are the details for the give away: Just leave me your email address in the comments section of this post (click on "comment" at the bottom of this post to get to the comment section). Only those who leave me their email address in the comments section of THIS POST will be entered to win Royanna's storefrom me. Tell your friends, relatives, bloggers, acquaintances, etc. about this unique giveaway. It's the one chance you will have at getting a designer's complete store, no, did I say "a" designer, I meant to say TWO DESIGNERS' COMPLETE STORES FOR FREE! I will randomly choose one winner and post the name here on my blog Sunday evening, July 12, 2009, at 9 p.m. eastern time. The cutoff time for entering your email address in the comments section of this post is 8:30 p.m. eastern time, so I can prepare for the drawing. If you use a different screen name other than what is in your email address, please supply that as well when you leave your email address in the comments section of this post. I will contact the winner by email to give the winner further information at that time. Good luck to everyone, and if you aren't the winner of this fantastic deal, and if you can afford to purchase Royanna's store from Divine Digital on your own for $25 and get Cyndi Wetmiller's Wetfish Designs store for free in the process, I suggest you go ahead and make this purchase now. You will never have a better offer than this, and you will be offering a hand to someone who needs your help right now. As I said, what goes around comes around, and we all need a lift once in a while. Thanks for visiting my blog either way, and have a great weekend! Posted by ciocichar at 10:50 AM 15 comments Links to this post.

Reposted with Permission.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Help me name my new Kitten


This adorable little fellow found me during the fireworks display at a local fair! I figure he is about 8 or 10 weeks old, not sure about that though. He is a totally little feral boy that came hiding around my hubby’s concession stand during the release of the fireworks and was just so scared! That is my arm he is sleeping on in the picture. He has a kooky little habit of putting his nose against mine and then proceeding with trying to nibble my nose! He gives great kitty hugs/head butts too. He is a clinging vine as well when he knowsI'm up he wants out of the crate and to be my second skin. ( I tried letting in bed with me the first night, but he had a accident in bed, so now it's the crate at night, at least until he and the litter box become better acquainted.) He is also terrified of the dogs here, another reason for the crate, so he can become acclimated to the dogs and barking and such. Also so they get used to him and give up trying to chase him around the house when he gets on the floor. I'm using it to protect him form them mainly, I have a winter blanket over the top of it to make a cave for him to hide in.

Now, the problem, I need some suggestions as to what to name him, please? Right at the moment I'm calling him Charlie, but I'm not happy with that so I'm asking for suggestions.

Sandy Ellis

I've come up with:


Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Big Scare Today!

I thought I had really messed up my computer badly today! I had downloaded and installed a program to update my device drivers and used it once successfully. Well today I decided to get another driver and update it, BAD MOVE! The driver I downloaded and installed messed up my keyboard and mouse in a way that they wouldn’t work! I fought with this silly machine for hours and finally managed to get it to do a restore point for me and THAT finally worked. Be VERY careful what you download! Even if it appears to be something to improve your machine, you just don’t know what it might do!

Oh and while I”m on the subject, NEVER try to defrag your registry?!?! It just doesn’t like it and it will really mess with your computer! I did it and had to reformat, and reinstall everything afterwards! If you  don’t know exactly what you are doing the best thing is allow your computer do download updates for you. That way you know the update is compatible with your operating system and machine, or go directly to the manufacturer’s site and download the updates form them!

Hey everyone it's that time again! The first of the month is the start of all the new challenges at K-Joi

Here are some of the offerings there for you to join and earn points that are good in the store to use to purchase items for your scrapping pleasure.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Trying Something New!

This is a module that is in Vista that allows me to add new content from my desktop directly into my blog. I am just giving it a trial run to see how it works. This just might be what I need to stay a bit more current on my blog. It works very well actually and I think it just might keep me busy adding new content.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

My furry lap warmer, Tinkerbelle, has passed away.

My son in law buried her near the house so I can visit her grave. I know she is no longer in pain now, but I do miss her. I was more relieved that she is no longer suffering. I am crying as I write this, but this is really the first time I've had to stop and think about her today. After I took her to the vet, she seemed better, but the next day she couldn't even stand up properly and scooted on the floor mostly. I knew then that she was going to leave me.
I was supposed to take her back to the vet the next day, but I knew it was of no use when I saw how she had given up, she just didn't have the will to live any longer. The hardest part was having to let her stay confined for her own protection. The dogs would have sensed her weakness and possibly attacked her. Yesterday I let her out for awhile and she managed to crawl into her litter box, but then couldn't get back out. I had to take the top off and lift her back out, she had even started having seizures this last week. I figured the best thing for her was to just let her alone so she could go to the bridge.
The vet said she had horrible plaque on her teeth and that was most likely the source of her infection. If I had thought about it more clearly a few weeks ago, I might have had time to help her more. They could have cleaned her teeth and possibly saved her, but that is only speculation.
She has lived a full and loved life, except for the last few days when she was suffering so. I even caught my self wishing she could just give up and be at peace. I told her often the last few days how very sorry I was that I had been so distracted with other things that I hadn't noticed her problem. I also told her often how very much I loved her and that I would miss her, but it was best that she go on without me at least for now.       

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Lyme Disease Awareness Kits

Factiod: Doctors say that the classic sign of Lyme's Disease is the "Bullseye or Target Rash", but don't think that because you didn't see this that you are safe! The rash doesn't always appear in this pattern, and you could still be infected.

Due to unforeseeable circumstances My kit in not accessible even to me! So a dear friend has allowed me to offer you the kit that she made in it's place. Thanks Liz, you are a gem!

Here are the links to the Kit:
For links to other parts of this kit go to Amber's Blog

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Lyme Desease - Horrific Disease

There will be a new freebie coming soon. It is in support of Lyme Disease Awareness Month. This is a horrific disease that is appearing more and more in the world. I read one statistic that it is becoming even more prevalent than AIDs now. People are missdiagnosed frequently and doctors are being penalized for helping those that suffer with the condition.

Please read up on the symptoms and treatments and be aware of this hideous malady for your own, your family and friends sake! Turm the Corner is an organization that is dedicated to making the population aware of this. Check out thier site and be careful!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

I have been Given an Award!

I was checking my email this evening and saw a note from a dear friend, Ice Princess. She has chosen me to receive an award. This is my very first award and I am thrilled beyond words!
Thank you so very much Helen. (PS. Congratulations on becoming a designer, too!)

The rules:
1. Post the award on your blog giving the name and site address of the person who has chosen you.
2. Choose 15 of your blogging friends to give this award to in turn.

This second one is going to take me a day or so to fulfill, so please bear with me as I fumble for a moment under the staggering weight of the responsibility of it all.

I would like to award this to the following:

The ScrappinCop who so generously offers her CU designs to others for use.

Belanna who is such a terrific designer in her own right.

Beth who is a fantastic PSP Script writer.

PC Art who has a class, Digital Scrapping Class for those wanting to learn scrapbook design.

Beachkid who is a terrific instructor and helped me do tutorials in a much simpler manner.

AloDesigns another great PSP Script writer and fellow class member at DSC.

Scrap-stuff-with-PSP another great site for tutorials not only for PSP, but also Photoshop!

Bits and Bobs

Cancer Moon Creations


Camillas Kitchen

Designs by Amberbaz

Labine Designs


Panda Bear Deisgns

Monday, March 2, 2009

Birthday Party Collaboration

Here is my part of the collaboration.
I also want to apologize to the other designers for being so late getting this posted, my internet didn't want to co-operate. The link is no longer active.

Friday, February 27, 2009

I've Been Taged!!!

K-Ming's My Litttle Trinkus aka Munchkin
This is a picture from the Miniature Sharpei Club of America 2004 Nationals.
This was Munchkin's first show and mine as an owner, but I wasn't able to show her this time, I was acting as the ring steward that day. A wonderful friend's daughter did show her and she won several blue ribons in the puppy classes that day, I was so very proud of her. In fact this was the day we meet as well, she got to come home with me after the show was over and has been a constant companion ever since then. We did take her to another show after this one, but she seemed so very oncomfortable that day that I decided it was for the best if she retired from the show circuit and be a lovable home body which she has really shined at since.
Since I have been tagged it was explained to me that now I get to pass the torch to 6 more lucky bloggers.
They are in turn to go to their "My Pictures" folder on their computer and select the 6th, (or 5th, 4th, 3ed, 2ed, or 1st which ever applies), folder there, then to select the 6th picture in that folder and put it on their blog and write about it. Below is the list of selected blogs I have picked.

Built by Beth
KatLen Kreations
Mitsybelle's Designs
Pixel Music Scraps
Violet Hare
Jany Time

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Be On the Look Out in February!

K-Joi Studios has come up with a terrific Mardi Gras Collaboration Kit coming in Feb, 09. If you like Purples, Greens, Bling, and Golds, this may just be the kit you want to be sure and get! Everything from masks to frames and brilliant papers and elements to go with a Mardi Gras theme! As soon as it posts and I can get the Preview I will be posting it here for the world to see, it is gorgeously gregarious, but at he same time lovely beyond descriptions.

Exciting News to Share

I will be the guest designer in the RAKs Scrap Mega Kit for February, 2009! I am so very excited and can't wait to upload my contribution to the servers there. RAKs is one of the first scrapbooking sites that I visited when just starting out and I'm so glad to help out there with this small contribution to the Mega Kit. Please stop by and check out the site, and watch for the Feb. 09 Mega Kit and my small contirbution to it.