Friday, January 26, 2007

Today's The DAY!!!

It's here, it's finally here!! Today is the day that the digital scrapbook store I am a designer at,, is having our Grand Re-Opening!! The store has been totally revamped, a whole new crew (including yours truly) and a bunch of new, never before seen kits!!!
If you've not gotten into digital scrapbooking yet, you are missing out on all the fun! We are not only offering tons of new kits, but there are albums and quick pages too! That means all the work has been done for you, all you have to do is pop in your pictures, and print your album!!

I currently have two kits available, and my NEWEST kit is DEBUTING today! It's called, "Cowgirls Rock!" This kit was inspired by my little beauty, Camryn! It has all my favorite colors, and some really great elements! There is a charm bracelet, with lots of cute charms, including a sparkly cowgirl!! There are ribbons and papers galore! Here is a preview of what you get!

Aren't those just super fun? Now rush on over to the store at, and look up my store page here. For the next couple of weeks, there are lots of grand opening specials going on! So get over there! What are you waiting for?

Here is a page I did of Camryn using it!

Until next time,


Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Jessica Hughes Charming Jewelry Collection

DC Portraits & Imaging is proud and very pleased to offer something a little extra special to my portrait clients. As of now, we are offering the most exquisite line of photo jewelry on the market today. These beautiful pieces are lovingly designed and put together by my friend, photographer & designer, Jessica Hughes.

From beautiful bracelets to gorgeous necklaces, you can find that something special you've been looking for right here. Jessica has used beautiful fresh water pearls, sterling silver, Swarovski crystals, and more to create these exquisite pieces.

And, to make them even more special, they will be adorned with images you select from your recent/upcoming photo session. These little beauties would make the most wonderful Valentine gifts ever . . . so be sure and forward this message on to the hubby, so he can get in on this!!

I'm featuring two of my favorites here just to wet your appetite, but you'll have to go to my site to see the rest. And believe me, you don't want to miss them!

First is the Mommy & Me braclelet set. This is just the sweetest thing! You get two bracelets, one for mommy and one for your little angel. Mommy's bracelet will have a photo tile, with the image of your choice from your session (past or future) and the little one's bracelet comes with a bead with their name and birthdate engraved on it! How sweet is that?

Next we have the elegant Freshwater Pearl Twist necklace. This necklace is just charming from the get go! This necklace measures 18". It is made with beautiful freshwater pearls, sterling silver beads, and sterling wire. It is completed with a sterling heart toggle. It also will feature a two sided tile or frame, with the image of your choice on it.

Now that I have your attention, here is the exciting part! YES, THERE'S MORE!! (I know, it makes the mind reel!) From today, until February 3rd, I am offering a 20% discount on these pieces, just so you can be sure and get one for Valentine's Day!

You can view the rest of Jessica's beautiful treasures on my website, here. So hurry now, and get those orders in so that you can have your lovely treasures in time for V-Day!

So, until next time!

Sunday, January 21, 2007

God is Good!

I just have to share something that happened to me this week. I had taken pictures at the wedding of the son of some very good friends of ours. I had been kind of slow getting to them, and just pulled them up on Thursday to start working on them. When I put the cd rom in it was BLANK. No pictures. I had deleted them from my harddrive too . . . thinking they were safely archived on my cd. No such luck.

Well, I was just devastated. I cried, I prayed . . . I cried some more. Every time I thought about calling my friends to tell them I cried. It was just an awful feeling. To make it worse, my kids were the ring bearer and flower girl. It was Camryn's only opportunity to be a flower girl. She looked so beautiful, we had gone and had her hair done at a salon and everything. And of course Jackson was his usual debonaire self. They did such a wonderful job coming down the isle . . . and I had lost these precious memories forever.

I did two things. I prayed like crazy. And I posted my dilema on my portrait 101 group. I really just posted there to get some pity. Someone to tell me it wasn't my fault, to understand how traumatic this was for me. I knew they would get it.

They did send me love, hugs and comforting words. But more than that, they went into action. Many of them PRAYED HARD for me. Some of them had ideas for things I could try to recover them. I'm particulary thankful to some software recommended by Nicole Kessel. I can't think of the name of it now, will get that and post it here, but I downloaded it. Tried it out, and it pulled up about 400 pictures off my memory card. 100 or so of those were from the wedding!! I didn't get any of the ceremony, or before stuff, but I got the bridal portraits, the pix of the couple, and the family shots, and the reception! So, miraculously I have something to give the happy couple.

I tell you what prayer and networking make things happen! So, a special thanks to the Lord God for helping me out, and for blessing me with these wonderful friends who are full of knowledge and know how. The combination made my miracle happen!

So now . . . I thought I'd show you a couple of the miracle pictures.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Layout of the Day #3

Well, I can't hardly believe it. I just had another layout be chosen for Layout of the Day!! This time at I'm right there on their home page!! Just fabulous!!!

Here it is for your viewing!

I also posted two other layouts with this same kit, called "Brownie Mud Pie." It's by my friend, Angela Sharrow. I am blessed to be on Angela's Creative Team, and I just wanted to give this kit some love. I hope it feels extra loved now!!! Here are the other two companion pages.

These two cute little guys are the children of my Grandma's Pastor in Kansas City. I had the opportunity of taking their portraits about a year and a half ago. I pulled them out for this LO and because I knew they would look great with this kit.

Thanks for looking, and you can purchase Angela's kit at:


Thursday, January 11, 2007

Has It Been That Long, Really???

Happy New Year!!
I'm so sorry. I can't believe it's been so long since I last posted. I better get my booty in gear! Well, not much to write about I guess. Except this, I have officially been accepted onto 4 Creative Teams! That's for Digital Scrapbooking, for those of you who have no idea what I'm talking about! What that means is I create pages and other stuff for some great designers, and help promote their stuff! It's great fun! I am currently scrapping for: Maria LaFrance, Digital Freebies & DigiScrapDivas; Angela Sharrow, Digital Freebies, Scrapdish, ScrapOutsideThe Box; The Scrap2Basics Store; and Claudia Cochran of HookedOnDigiScrap.

I am also designing for!!! I have my first kit up there, but the store is closed down until the last week of January! So be sure to go check them out, the first of February! We have a great Valentine mega kit coming out, that I was able to design some of the stuff in it! Here's a preview of my first kit, Classic Christmas.

That my girlie, Camryn in the middle, with her cousins, Alina and Miranda! They were all dressed up for Grandpa and Grandma Cubbage's marriage renewal ceremony ofver New Year's weekend! Check back later, I will post more pictures of the ceremony taken from the balcony of the church.

In other news, I also had another layout chosen as Layout of the Day!! It was another page I did of Logan, here it is :

Isn't he a cutie?? I was thrilled to have another page chosen at a different site!! The kit used is White Winter by Maria LaFrance, and you can purchase it at

I also am happy to announce I had another finalist place at It was the image of Christina called, "Stunning." You can see it in my gallery at BetterPhoto. The link to my gallery is over on the left under "Best Clicks on the Web."

Well, that's it for now. I'll catch up soon, I promise!