New Grab Bag (#19) & CU Sampler Pack #5

8/21/2008 10:32:00 PM Posted In Edit This 21 Comments »
HI Everyone ... how's your week been going? Any wonderful plans scheduled for the weekend? It's been an eventful week for me ... and I haven't been on the pc as much as really need to be due to my back. I'm hoping to be able to get back to uploading my products to DSW and getting that finished!

Oh, before I forget - I have MOMUMENTAL news! LOL Are you ready? Mike cooked an entire meal by himself! Even made the rice perfect!! :) He kinda asked me NOT to blog about it ... so of course, I had to! lol

He was so pleased with himself! He grilled chicken breasts, made some veggies and white rice. Chicken was served with a Mango Salsa (from Costco and OMG so yummy!). I taught him how to make rice a couple of weeks ago and now wonders why people make cooking rice so difficult. You see, I cook the "french" way. You boil the water, add some salt, then add the rice and cook until done. Drain when ready, and add butter - VOILA perfect rice everytime! That system of so much water and cover the pot makes for sticky rice in my opinion. This is way easier. lol Oh, and I rinse the rice when I drain it to remove excess starches.

I decided that maybe I needed to walk around to help my back out ... and what's the best way to walk around? Shopping, of course! I hit the thrift stores and found some super cool bargains. I love thrift stores - you get to help a charity and you can find some really awesome "treasures" to boot! I got some beautiful floral arrangements, and some lovely pottery pieces for the kitchen. Oh, and some stuff to craft with as well!

I had really sad news as well this week. Some of you know that I lost my 1st husband (Jeff) when he was just 40 years old when he suffered a massive heart attack. One of my closest friends, Tricia, lost her husband this week and he too was just 40. The service was yesterday. The worst part is that their 9 year old discovered Daddy and couldn't "wake" him up. This brought up a lot old feelings and some grief. It always seems that the "good" are taken and the rapists, murderers, and child molesters live on. Anyway, for those of you who pray - please, if you will, say a small prayer for Tricia and her boys - Andrew and Aric. I know she would appreciate it, as would I. *smiles*

I did manage to get my new grab bag out ...

It's Available At:

Divine Digital
DigiScrap Warehouse

And for those of you who would like a "sneak peek," here's what you get for only $5!!

What are you waiting for? Get yours before it's too late! Available through the 28th only! Again, you can get yours at any of these great stores:

Divine Digital
DigiScrap Warehouse


I've got another blog gift - another CU sampler pack for you! This is number 5 and I hope you've enjoyed them. Thanks to all of you who have commented - it means a lot to me!

Remember, I'd love to hear from you!


You all take care!



Kaklei Designs said...

your blog is amazing, your designs are stunning an I love your freebies, TYSM hun,Karen

Babette said...

Hi Karen! Aren't you sweet? Thanks so much!!! *hugs*

Maria said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 22 Aug [LA 12:00am, NY 02:00am, UK 07:00am, OZ 05:00pm] ).

mumsy said...

Hi Babette
thank you for sharing another great CU sampler.

Jenn (aka t3vnzfcreations) said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful work! I'm so sorry to hear about your friend. My prayers are with her.

Kari ~ Relocated Dixie Girl said...

Oh hunny! I'm so sorry. Thoughts & prayers are with them.
Go Mike!! Too bad you didn't get pics. hehe
And I second what Karen said. it payday yet? I need the new bag! lol

Lau said...

Thank you very much!

Tirza said...

Thanks for the Cu sampler pack.

Beth said...

Awesome as usual! This will be put to use later today - I REALLY have to get some cleaning done first! Thanks so much!

Susan said...

thanks again for your freebie!! Wow I just love your grab bags... they are addicting!!!

Stacey said...

Babette, I didn't know about Jeff, I'm so very sorry. I can't even imagine the ache in your heart, dear. And I will pray for your friend as well, it's not even possible to know how badly they are hurting. xo

Shel said...

Thanks for sharing your freebie and I'm sorry to hear about your friend. I'll keep and her family in my thoughts and prayers.

Shannon Scherz said...


What can I say? You are a true gem and I adore you so much! Thank you for the wonderful freebies, the help you've given me, and the wisdom you've shared. You Rock, babe! :D

Patty Webb said...

Thanks so much, I love that tiny little bow for the buttons. So sad about your friend, my thoughts are with her and her boys.

Lara´s Digi World said...

Wohoho, great designs again! I love your freebie too, thanks for sharing!

Danielle said...

I love all of your freebies, thank you so much for continuing to share them with us! Hugs! ;)

Elisa said...

Thank you so much, Babette, you're always so generous, and I love your designs! :)

Connie said...

Thanks so much Babette. You are always so generous. I didn't know about your first husband. I'm so sorry. I lost a sister at age 45 to a heart attack. Talk about shock. I will be praying for your friend and her kids. That is so sad. Hope your back is feeling much better.

Linda Walton aka bobbysgirlforever said...

Babette love, I feel like such a BOOF, but then such is life, right?

I've been SO absorbed in my daughter's wedding preparations this past month that I've not been out and about to visit my FAVES!

I did NOT know about your loss of your first husband and now your good friend, Tricia, losing her DH at the same age. My heart grieves for her and the boys and especially for the oldest who found his daddy. Breaks my heart. I can ONLY imagine the memories it brings back for you. Kind of ironic as I just spoke with my daughter's BEST friend whom I've not seen in well over a decade and not since she had lost her father form a massive heart attack at the age of 45.

YAY Mike!!! Gotta LOVE a man that cooks and I am blessed with one who does as well! DEFINITELY a KEEPER, eh? Not to mention that he's a TOTAL computer geek and saved ALL of your HARD and TALENTED work this past month!!!

Babette, I owe you an e-mail back and and just got LOST in my *Summer Wedding* creations after visiting you last in hopes that I would "get 'er done" before my daughter's wedding last weekend! I ALMOST made it! He, he ...

I am heartsick that I've missed your #3 and #4 samplers. You continually AMAZE me with your CREATIVE GENIUS girl and I'd best put a "DON'T FORGET TO VISIT BABETTE" post-it note on my forehead!!! ROFL!

Thank you SO much for ALL that you do for ALL of us in SCRAPLAND! You are a GREAT source of inspiration and are GREATLY appreciated!!!

HOW about that Michael Phelps??? Oh yeah! The girls ROCK too and WOW, we took GOLD in Volleyball as well!!! WOO HOO!

I've got a good ten years on you and am not so inclined to shop much any more, but I do remember shopping Fashion Bug, House of Fabric, Michael's, Jo-Ann's, THRIFT SHOPS and the like at your age and I still get stoked at how much I can haul home for next to nothing whenever I do!!!

ENJOY the rest of your weekend and I shall keep you, Tricia and her precious babes in my thoughts and prayers.

Love ya girl,
Linda :)

Sassy Pumpkins said...

Babs, my sincerest sympathies for your friend and her family as well as for you with all the pain his death has brought back to you. Having just turned 40 this year it's frightening to think about. I am one who prays are all of you are in my heart and prayers. Hugs to you all!! Thanks also for the beautiful freebie and for showing us the new grab bag. Take care Sweetie!

Cauleen said...

Thanks so much for the idea on how to cook rice. We always have the fight about hubby lifting the lid. LOL (I'm not going to tell him he was right after all these years!!!)

Will add your friend to my prayers.

Have a wonderful week!