Monday, September 24, 2007

Big Opps and apology!!

I created a kit with Sara Ellis called Royal Chaos (see post below this one) that has these adorable little skull art in it and with some issues getting the product in the store, I forgot to give credits in the description of where I bought the wonderful skull, I have to give a huge apology to Nell VanVooren at for the oversight, it is all fixed...and they they have the best art sets over at to Nell, credits where credits are due, sorry for the oversight!!

Huge thanks for letting me purchase and use your art in my designs!!

Hugs Dani

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Shabbiliciously Posh Baby Collections, Collabs, and a Freebie for a limited time!!

clearly I hate titles, never know what to title these blog, I have been busy, busy, busy.....working at three stores is WORK, lol!!! So, heres the thing, I would love to tell you about life but I am going to get right down to business as life has been filled up with business, so what is left to tell, hehehe!!


I (Danielle Engebretson) hehehe, and Jessica Gorny got together to bring you this fabulous collab called Simply Me, it is related to spa, but can be used for any Layout really!!

Heres what ya get:

12 patterned papers

5 solids

2 butterfly embellishment

1 daisy flower

1 painted and glittered flower

1 eyelet

2 frames,

1 bent

1 journaling strip

1 journaling tag

2 spa labels

4 poem stones

1 thin wrapped ribbon

2 polka dot sloppy bow tied ribbons

4 buttons

5 different patterened straight ribbons

2 circle stitches

1 border stitch

Unique Embellishments: two glass bottles of bath salts 1 pack of bath salts 1 wrapped set of washclothes and bath salt package

full set of alpha and number, punctuation and brackets painted

We are also selling a matching 8x8 QP album have a peek below!

Next: Sara Ellis and I got together and designed the funkiest, punkiest, rockin, cool kit....called Royal Chaos...for boys and girls..this kit will make any of your fun Layouts so cool!

Here's What You Get in This Huge Kit:

27 patterned and textured papers

9 solid papers

20 different ribbons

7 distressed stamped skulls

4 glittered and cardboard mounted skulls

4 painted buttons mounted on cardboard

5 threaded buttons

3 stitched circles

2 staples

3 paint splotches

2 painted and glittered keys

2 belts

2 painted corners

2 glittered doodle corners

3 painted and cardboard mounted arrows

10 different frames painted, cardboard mounted, glittered

1 overlay

1 painted crown embellishment

1 paper clip

2 strings of beads

6 word spots painted and glittered

10 wordart rubbons

1 full set painted white and mounted alpha and numbers and punctuation
1 full set crumple paper and string tied alpha and numbers and punctuation

Sara has a great CT, that is creating a QP album as we speak so stay tuned for its release to the store....

Sare and I both are designers at OAKS and Digiscrap Boutique, but right now this kit is only released at OAKS.

Have a look:

Ok, and Next: I have released to two stores of my three...Shabbiliciously Posh Baby Kits and QP Albums mazing collections of with bonus announcements. Jessica David Designs created all the Albums and Announcements. There are 3 kits: Baby Girl, Baby Boy, and Baby Add-on, and the unique and fun thing about these kits is that they are not only geared toward babies, but they are geared toward Pregnant mommies! The add-on was included for those who wanted to scrap with all the fun colors combined and for those pregnancy Layouts for mommies who don't know what they are having!

They are so cool, they all have a little something different in them and some the same in the specific gender colors for the boys and girls and the add-on with both boy and girl colors...

Probably the most unique items are the baby blankets I made, tightly woven knit blankets and the posh baby wire baby mobiles I made for these kits...
Ok so I am selling each kit=3 and there 3 matching albums=8x8, 11x8.5, and 4x6 brag book with bonus announcements all separatly, however.....I am also selling each kit (girl, boy, and addon) with there 3 matching albums and bonus announcements as collections as well, if you get the collection you save $5. I would list each kits contents but woooo would you be reading forever, lol. Right now all three Shabbiliciously Posh Baby Collections, all the albums and the kits are released at OAKS. And Just the 3 Kits are released right now at Digital Freebies and they are 30% off at Digital Freebies through Tuesday, and then I am releasing the albums and collections at 30% off for the entire week next week. All of these items will be coming soon at Digiscrap Boutique my new store, still working on previews and uploading to the store!! Ok, so here's a look and I should tell ya these are random selections of QP Album page to give you a flavor for what you would get if you purchased any of these products!

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Here have a look!
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Ok, onto the
I am not going to show you a preview, because it is a surprise and I Rak'd a bunch of ladies last night with the links and they loved I know you will too....Just so you know, it has to do with will find out when you open the zips...have fun and please do share with me any Layouts you make with this goodie!!!
Oh I should mention....this Freebie link will expire on Monday as it is going in the store on Tuesday! So, get yours now while it is free!!
Please don't share links
Ok, I am off like a dirty shirt, lol....see you soon and sorry for the long blog, I promised to be better last time, lets see if I can get any better this
Have a great day and God bless each and everyone of you!!!
Please do leave comments when you pick up the freebie, love to hear what you think!
Hugs, hugs
Danielle Engebretson

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

my poor neglected blog

so, it has been neglected.....BAD! Well, what has been going on in my life! Ummmm.....major job changes on the horizon, long drawn out story which I won't get into....offer to coach gymnastics, WOOT! for the high school team in the neighboring town 14 miles digistores to my resume, WOOT WOOT!!!!

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So, that is the changes on the "job" front! I was sick for 14 days....oh my gosh, bad sinus infection, three antibiotics later, and 10 days in bed, I finally got better, still a little cough, but I can deal with that. LOL

Ok, so what else can I tell ya! We went to this incredible Christian festival and saw awesome Christian groups perform. We took Dawson and Ava and rocked it out praisin the Lord, to GO is some fun pics....

Building 429

Prayer during Building 429!!!

I love that about my kids....THEY LOVE THE LORD!! Praise Him for that!

Ok, they got to see their favorite group, GO FISH!!!! Check it out! They rocked and the kids boogied down!!

My hot hubby, Dean and my sweet son, Dawson

Ava and her Keygon (as she calls him) lol

Ava and Dawson gettin down to The B-I-B-L-E

These guys, Go Fish are a born and bred Minnesota Boys and they are awesome trio who cater to kids with Christian music, songs like The b-i-b-l-e, This Little Light of Mine, I've Got the Joy of the Lord in my Heart, The Ten Commandment Boogie, just to name a few of our

Dawson and his best bud, Payton

Mommy and Ava waiting for Go Fish to start!

It most definitely was a blessed event and the night closed with Third Day and my kids fell asleep before them, Dawson was sad, he really wanted to see them...the kids crashed out in the lawn chairs, lol.....But, it was cool because my hubby and I got in on some amazing praise and worship together....something we don't get to do that often, since I am always leading worship on the stage at church!

I was a personal attendant in my good friend RoseAnne's was a great day! I have a pic here of me and my hubbabubba hot hubby!!

So, you are probably wondering if this is an excuse for my neglect, truth is there is no excuse, I need to blog everyday.

So, today I am home off of work (work changes) and I am working like a dog to get new products out.

Sara Ellis and I are releasing a Collab this week that will be sure to PUNK you out! It will be called Royal Chaos, just for some hint, hints...and you can get to the stores to purchase this kit by the weekend by clicking on my store blinkies on the will be released at One of a Kind Scrapz and Digi Scrap Boutique, and maybe Digital Freebies.

Jessica Gorny and I are releasing a Collab this week. It is going to be called Simply Me and will cater to your spa scrapbooking needs, lol. Release will be by weeks end and it will be released at One of a Kind Scrapz.

Look for the coordinating albums to go with these collabs and fun sales too...

I am releasing a huge huge huge surprise, not just because it is such a fun surprise, but it is a HUGE surprise and it took me all of August to create get over to my stores in the next few days to see what it is, there are some of the funkiest unique elements in this new kit release, I know your all just going to love it! I love it already, lol...lets just say....moms will love it!!

Scraps for Charity has released it's September Charity Contribution Kit, please go and purchase this kit, all the proceeds go directly to the monthly charity featured at the store...this month the colors are so awesome.

I had so much fun creating my contribution for this month. Through research, I found out alot about this disease Cystic Fibrosis. Boy, does it effect alot of people and they need our help to keep making progress at finding better treatments and one day a cure. I was moved to tears by this one sweet story. Mary Wiess, a mother of 3 boys with Cystic Fibrosis, was on the phone one day, when her little Richard came in and said, "I know what you are working on mama", and she said "oh yea, what is it I am working on" and he said, "that sixty five roses stuff" not knowing how to say cystic fibrosis, and not knowing he had the disease because he was still to little to understand, Richard called it 65 Roses and today that stands as the national theme for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation! What a wonderful story! That inspired my kit contribution!

Click on the blinkie on the right side to get to Scraps for Charity to purchase yours today to donate to a wonderful cause...don't forget to stop back next month for Breast Cancer Awareness support! A cause very close to my heart!!!

Oh, another fun thing.......I am going to stand up and scrap, woot, woot.....have you seen this amazing contest over at Sweet Shoppe Designs......supporting a great charity and raising money to continue to bring us the best from their digiscrap site. When you register you get this amazing mega kit, and I mean it is drool worthy, some of the best scraps and I mean it is HUGE!!! I am so excited for this event!

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Click the blinkie to get to the Sweet Shoppe to learn details about this, you still have time to register! Gotta love it! I can't wait.

Ok, so I have a couple really cute stories......

Firt Kids say the darndest things: Let me set the scene:

My hubby and I are in the living room sitting on the couch, Dean watching the hunting channel and I next to him on my laptop. Dawson my 7 year old is on the floor playing with his transformers:

Me (to my DH): "I am so tired"

Dean (my DH) (to me): "did you not sleep well last night?"

Me (to my DH): "No, I am getting my "you know what"" (little ears in the room code words, lol) son pipes in

Dawson (DS) "You mean your getting your period!!!"

Enough said on that one!!!

Second: The Joy of Innocence

The other night my sweet little girl Ava (who is 4) and I were in her bed reading a sweet little Max Lucado book:

Everybody needs to know that God thinks they're special. A warm-hearted gift appropriate for almost anyone at any occasion, God Thinks You're Wonderful is the perfect way to say, "You Are Special." Who wouldn't enjoy 96 pages of smile-producing affirmations such as:
"If God had a refrigerator, your picture would be on it"
"He can live anywhere in the universe, and he chose your heart?"
"Our hearts are not large enough to contain the blessings that God wants to give"
Each brief thought is accompanied by an irresistible drawing to remind readers of God's love and care. Chris Shea's delightful illustrations pair perfectly with Max Lucado's warm words in this unique, full-color gift book.
Just to give you a little detail of the can buy this book at the Women of Faith store, at just go into the shoponline link and search for Max Lucado's God Made Me Wonderful.
So anyway, Ava and I were reading away and came to the part about having Jesus in our hearts and when we choose to do this, ask Jesus to come in, we get to spend eternity in heaven with Him so we get there through believing in Him and having Him in our hearts.
Scene set, lets get to the conversation!!!
Me (reading, stopped and asked Ava) "how do we get to heaven Ava?"
Ava (pausing for a moment staring off into space, thinking, then answers with much joy) "WE DRIVE"
hehehe, I laughed so hard, I thought I might pee my pants, but then that comes easy since my bladder has been ruined from pregnancy, lol..
So that is some fun kid conversation for you today....stay tuned more fun coming soon, and I promise not to neglect this blog anymore!
Hugs and God bless!