Thursday, December 22, 2011

Shabby Pickle Christmas sales and fun!!!!

We have different sales going on each day starting the
26th through the 31st so stop on by and have some fun!!!!


Friday, December 16, 2011

NEW Christmas Magic

Well it has been a long time overdue! I had a bit of a busy fall season with my kiddos but I have found a way to balance my time a bit better and managing the extra after school activities and homework...LOL

I have my newest kit which also happens to be a Christmas one...gosh, I just love the holidays!
I hope you all have a truly amazing Christmas and new years and I really appreciate you and being such amazing fans of my designs!

Merry Christmas!!!

Some amazing inspiration from my CT and Shabby Pickle CT



Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Calling All The Monsters

My daughter just loves the new song by China called Calling All The Monsters and I have to admit I love it too. She even gets her little brother to sing along with her.

Credits: Creepy Gears by Viva Artistry, fonts are Just Another Font, Nail Scratch, Kolkata Hotelroom, Spooky Tree and "Halloween" word art strip by Cinzia LoosemoreLink Tales of the Night


Friday, October 21, 2011

Filler Up at Shabby Pickle!!

For those of you who may have missed my newest template pack at Ginger Scraps, it's now at Shabby Pickle! It's on sale 20% off today too!

Filler up!

Stay tuned for some new goodies coming soon!


Friday, September 23, 2011

2 New Mini Kits and an Alpha Pack

Hi everyone! I hope you are enjoying the beginning of the fall season. It is starting to get a little cooler here in Florida but not much. Our cool weather will most likely start more in November. I bet you are all getting in the swing of things now that the school year has begun. I know feel like chickens running around with out little heads cut off trying to keep up with all the homework and after school activities. My little girls is in 2nd grade and has quite a bit of homework every night and I have been helping her with that which has left me a bit less time for designing so you may see my new items come out a bit less frequently now that the school year has begun. She also is in a hip hop cheerleading group. This will be her third year but now she is also in the competition group too. This should be fun! She also is in Girl Scouts for her 2nd year and of course religion classes. She will make her first communion this year. We are very excited!! Also this Monday she will start Violin lessons. I played when I was younger and she is just jumping out of her skin with excitement. She has been wanting to take lessons for over a year now. Now they are finally offered at her school. Yippee!!!!

On another note, Sept 1st, I was in another car accident. I am okay and so are my kiddos. It is my third accident since 2006. None of them were my fault and all the other people involved were issued the tickets. But this one, the other person who hit me is lying about what happened to her insurance company and while the police officer issued her a ticket, her insurance company is dragging their feet on this. My car still isn’t fixed, I need a new car seat and it is just frustration all around. I started seeing my chiropractor again for my injuries. We will have to wait and see how this will all turn out. Well enough of me chatting. I know that when I get newsletters from some of my favorite designers, they talk to me a bit in their newsletters and I feel like I know them so much better so I thought I would share some of what has been going on in my life with you. I wouldn’t be where I am without you, so thank you so much from the bottom of my heart.

I recently participated in the DSA Designers Apprentice Contest and I have two mini kits this week along with a matching alpha for one of them. So if you did not get the chance to get them at DSA, they are in my store now. One is Bloomin Spring with a matching alpha pack. Four different alphas in the alpha pack and then I have Summer in the City.

Just a reminder that if you sign up for my newsletter to the right,
I always give out freebies or coupons to s
ay Thank You!!

Here is some inspiration for you from my wonderful CT girls!

I will also be participating in Shabby Pickle’s October collab so look for that the first week of October.
Here is a sneak peek for you.

I have some ideas for my next kit and hopefully soon I can squeeze in another template pack for you. If you have any ideas for a certain kind of kit or template pack you would like me to make, I can try my very best to make them. You can email me at with your requests and I will set up a list and see what I can do.

I also have two more weeks at my guest spot at Ginger Scraps. I have an exclusive template pack there called Filler Up so if you haven’t grabbed it yet, you may want to before my guest spot is over.

Facebook!!! Whoo hoo, yes, I am still trying to reach my goal of 1000 fans and we are getting super close to reaching our first goal of 500 fans. So if you know of anyone who you think would like my style have them friend my fan page here: Lilacs in Bloom and have them leave a comment in reference to the contest and when I reach the 500 fan mark, I will give away to a random fan a $50 coupon to my store. I will do this for every 100 more fans I get until we reach 1000. You do not have to comment more than once and you do not have to be a new fan. You just need to comment about the contest so I can know who is participating. Then I will have a drawing. Perhaps I might even put a video of how we picked the winners on You Tube so you can see. I think that might just be tons of fun!

Well, hope you are have a super fantastic weekend with your families and I will see you soon!



Thursday, September 1, 2011

Guest spot at Ginger Scraps!! Sept 1st for the whole month!!!

Hi everyone!! Wow, what a busy last few weeks!! I am excited to announce that I will be the

guest designer at GingerScraps starting today on the 1st for the whole month of September!!Link

I will have a never before seen template pack called Filler Up exclusively at Ginger Scraps. It's a little different that my usual style but wanted to try something different.
I believe everything is 25% off on debut day so head on over to check it out!

Hi also have some amazing pages from my CT girls for inspirations!

Oh and don't forget I have my collab French Bistro with Pixels by Jen at Ginger Scrap too. It is under her store name.

I will also have my Lemonade Crunchy Ice, Girl Time and Busy Boy kits at Ginger Scraps too!
So try to stop on by and check out my guest store. :)

Hope you have a great weekend!!


Friday, August 12, 2011

New French Bistro collab with Pixels by Jen

Happy Friday everyone! Have I got some amazing treats for you! I teamed up with Jen from Pixels by Jen over at Ginger Scraps where I will

also be a guest in September!! We have a HUGE collab and freebies for you too!

Here is the preview of the bundle and then the other parts are right below.

From now until Sunday the 14th you can get this add on FREE with the purchase of the bundle only.

Jen also has a freebie add on for you too! All you need to do is sign up for
her newsletter and she will email you the code and link.

Don't forget to sign up for my newsletter too,(link is in the right of column of my blog), to get exclusive freebies and coupons.

Here is some inspiration from my amazing CT and the Shabby Pickle Store CT

Hope you like it!! See you soon and have an amazing weekend!!!!!!



Friday, August 5, 2011

Sneak Peek of new kit for this Friday the 12th

Here is a sneak peek of my newest collab with Pixels by Jen releasing this Friday the 12th!!! It is HUGE!!!!!!!!!!


Friday, July 22, 2011

NEW Lemonade Crunchy Ice

Hi everyone! I hope you are enjoying your summer! I have a new kit called Lemonade Crunchy Ice. It was inspired by my little girl. She has this clapping rhyming song she does with her girlfriends and now her little brother chimes in too. Also summer, to me, is lemonade and watermelon. When I was little we used to have lemonade stands and play in the backyard, swim and eat all kinds of citrus fruits. I hope you enjoy this kit and can scrap many pages with your summer photos.

I also have a matching Add On too! My newsletter subscribers will be getting the Add On for free. So be sure to sign up for my newsletter to receive future coupons and freebies! For a short time, July 22-24, if you buy the Lemonade Crunchy Ice Bundle, you too can get the Add On for free.
Here are some gorgeous pages by my CT and Shabby Store CT to get your creative juices going



Thursday, July 21, 2011


Gorgeous new altered kit Sweet Songs by Viva Artistry!! I really enjoyed working with this kit! It really is different and whimsical and very artsy!


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Sneak Peek of my new kit!!

Hi everyone!! My newest kit will release this Friday! Here is a sneak peek for you. From Friday 22nd through Sunday 24th, if you buy the bundle, you can get the add on pack for FREE.Don't forget that Friday's at Shabby Pickle are 20% off new releases too! So if you buy the bundle on Friday, you'll get it at 20% off and the add on pack too!


Thursday, July 14, 2011

"Thank you for joining Shabby Pickles Birthday Bash Blog Train, I hope you are enjoying the ride and have picked up some gorgeous freebies!! I also hope you love my freebie just as much, here is the link to grab my templates now you have that, it is time for this train to continue it's journey, the next stop is Angel Jet's Blog happy traveling CHOO CHOO!!"

I'm sorry but the link is no longer active. You can purchase these templates in my Shabby Pickle Store this coming Friday, 07/29/11


Friday, July 1, 2011

New Mmmm Mimosa!

Sorry for the duplicate email but the image did not show up in the last post.... Sorry!! :)
Just a quick newsletter this week. I have been contributing to Shabby Pickle's July collabs which has
been keeping me busy!! I do have a 2-pack template set that was at one time offered in the Scrappon Digi magazine.

It's called Mmmm Mimosa
(just click on the image to go check it out)

You can get it at 20% off Friday only which is new release day at Shabby Pickle
Sign up for my newsletter on the right to get exclusive savings and freebies!!

I will have a new kit and some templates releasing soon and look for my parts in the two shabby Pickle collabs in July!
There will also be a Blog Train too!

Any plans for the 4th of july?
me and the family will probably go to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure
to have some fun on the rides. Always a good time!
Happy 4th of July and see you soon!!!



Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Sounds of Summer

Credits: Siren Song by Viva Artistry , font is MTF Under Your Skin, MTF Whimsy, MTF Sweetie, MTF Mikayla Print, MTF Cupcake


Friday, June 24, 2011


Credits: Busy Boys by Lilacs in Bloom, font is MTF Jotted

Journaling: such a busy little boy...creating a masterpiece, a work of art that will no doubt be the best mommy has ever seen!


I have a new kit for you this week! To compliment my Girl Time kit I have something for you mom's out there who have BUSY little Boys!!! You know who you are!! LOL We are the tired and exhausted mom's who chase after these little busy critters. They keep us fit and on our toes..hee hee so here's to us Mom's of Busy Boys!!
This kit can be found at my store at Shabby Pickle and for Friday only it is 20% off!! You get 81 elements, 18 papers, 20 pieces of word art and an alpha that is lower case with numbers and some punctuation.

Don't forget to sign up for my newsletter too as my fabulous newsletter subscribers get special exclusive discounts and freebies!!

I have the most fabulous CT girls in the world!! Here are some of their amazing pieces of art to help get you inspired!!