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Saturday, June 20, 2009

Today is a good day....

"Hi Everyone,
Sometimes, life...is hard. You know the times. We all do. The times when life throws you a curve ball and not only is there no way you could possibly hit it, but you can't even try because you're standing there without a stinkin' bat. The times when every little problem you have is only amplified by the series of little problems that came right before it, so now it feels like the Mt. Everest of problems.
Well, life has come.....and sat on my face."

Fastforward to today (August 25)
I started the above post many weeks ago and never got around to finishing it...and I'm glad. I guess I was having a pitty party and I am ashamed.
Life is not always easy but I sometimes forget to sit back and take stock of the awesome things that the Lord has gifted me with. There are many.
I have a wonderful husband, five beautiful children (well, three beautiful children...two are just okay) and enough money to provide for me and mine.
I have my health
My children have their health
and we all love each other....
most of the time.

Yep...I am blessed!

I'm still cleaning up from the party but I'll be back.....

God bless everyone

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Super quick post....

Hi Everyone,

Just jumping on real quick to give you some frames that I made while playing a little. I hope some of you can use them!

Download here

I'll be back soon.....probably.

God Bless,

Sunday, May 24, 2009


Sorry guys!

Rose pointed out to me that the freebie word art was worded wrong! (thank you Rose!!)
I don't know how I missed that....duh.
I have fixed it and replaced the link with the right one...sorry to those of you who have downloaded already! I'll try to be more careful next time....I'll probably fail...but I will try :)

God Bless,

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Random thought and observations...

Fact (Sort of):

If you purchase a package of small tostada shells from the grocery store, be sure to strap it down in the car good. Really, because once you get home it WILL try to escape...hurling itself from the bag and onto the pavement as soon as the car door is opened.
It will not get far.

Hi Everyone :)
I wanted to show you a couple of the new products in the Creative Victorian shop for this week.
Netta has this beautiful mini kit, Aquatic and I just love the colors.....

And I have the first set of CU Spiritual Word Art Templates for you.....

Again, these are templates so they're in layers and you can add any style or action to them for dozens of different looks! You can pick these up in the Creative Victorian Boutique!

I also made a PU word art freebie for all of you :) Some of you won't like it but others will find it just as funny as I did! (I hope. No one likes to be twisted alone.)....

Download here

Now that's stinkin funny!
The download has the word art both with and without the butterflys.

I'll be posting the worn cancellation stamps set tomorrow or Sunday for those of you that were interested. (Glad you found them Diane!)

Oh and....Terri from Hawaii, if you're reading this...could you drop me an e-mail please? :) Thanks hun.

Well, That's it for today...hope you all have a very blessed weekend!

God Bless,

Friday, May 15, 2009

A post for Diane.....

Hi Everyone!

Been a while again I know......and again, I have no excuse. I am sorry. Please forgive me and buy me exspensive gifts to show me you have. I like cars and monkeys. You can choose which one to gift me with okay?
Netta and I have some new things up in the shop for you to check out! Pretty cool stuff if I may say so myself :) Here's a peek at just a couple of the new things...ready?.....go!

Too cute huh!? :) You can get these and other beautiful stuffs here at Creative Victorian Shop.

I also got a request from Diane to make some postal things so I thought I would give you all some simple cancellation lines temps that I made up for you to play with! :)
I put an example of a worn one in there for you so If you like it better, just let me know and I'll make a worn ink set too for ya okay? You can use these for PU or CU. Here they are.....

Download Here

I hope you can use them Diane :) If there's something else you'd like to see in there just let me know hun ;)

I'm working on the stamp parts and should have them for you soon.

I'll be back with more freebies soon! I promise :)
Til then,

God Bless,

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Cross Flourish freebie and a Bonehead...

Hi Everyone,

I got sick...again...over Easter weekend and for a few days after so I didn't get the chance to get on here and wish you all a happy Easter..so, for what it's worth...Happy Easter My Friends!

I had an interesting conversation with my oldest daughter (we affectionately call her Beanhead)the other day. It seems her boyfriend wanted to argue the point that "When an action is thought out or pretended long enough, that action or situation will in fact become reality"...Hmmmm. I don't know what study he is basing this on but he calls it common sense.
He.....is a bonehead.
I mean, to what degree must one "act" out these actions and for what length of time for this to actually become fact? 2 weeks?...2 years?....20 years?...what?....cause I gotta tell ya,

I have mentally ice picked my husband in the face hundreds of time in our 20+ years together over his mind bending snoring and well, he and his face are still with me and doing just fine.

Not to mention that according to boneheads logic, we would have hundreds of superman-ish and batman-ish men running around today because of all the time they pretended to be saving the world from evil as children. right?
Sadly, I have yet to see an adult batman in my neck of the woods. Unless you count the weird guy on the corner block and well, he plays a guitar shirtless and has 3 nipples so I don't think he counts.

And then I had a terrible thought....what if one day Bonehead and my daughter get married.
Will my little girl then be called Beanhead Bonehead??? Great, just..... great .....*sigh*

In all fairness, Bonehead is a really sweet, funny guy. He just has to work on his ignorance.....that, and his hair is too long. There, I said it.

Okay, Today I want you too check out Netta's newest kit Gallant Intention. It really is gorgeous!.....

Is This kit not one of the most beautiful kits that you've ever seen?? I know that it is! I fell in love with all those soft greens....just amazing!

I also have a couple of Cross Flourish Templates for you in the shop and a set of merged pink ones as well.....I think they're super pretty ;).........

Each template is in a layered psd so you can add any style or action to make these just how you want them!

And these are a set that I finished to show you just one of the hundreds of looks a single templat can create!

You can check all of these out and many more beautiful items here at Creative Victorian Designs!

I hope you all enjoy the little changes that I will be making around my blog. You'll be seeing a lot more christian based products cause,well....yay god! nuff said, right? lol

You can pick up the single blue cross flourish here as my gift to you ;) Let me know what you think of it and anythink else that you might also like to see and I'll see what I can do!
Also, Netta and I are giving away weekly freebies as well to those of you who have signed up for the newsletter! Make sure you sign up because these freebies can only be snagged from there :)

So here it is folks, your freebie for today.....

Download here

I really hope you like it so please, let me know what you think okay?
I'll be back in a couple days to read my hundreds of comments (lol) and maybe see some ideas up in here :) That would rock!

Okay, this post is way too long so I'll shut up now.
I'll see ya soon...

God Bless,

Friday, April 10, 2009

2 days only

Hi Everyone,

First I want to thank all of you for the sweet comments that you left for me about my part of the blog train!! I appreciate each and every one of them! I truely do...and after reading the comments from several different posts I've noticed that the same names show up time and time again and it makes me smile :) I would rather have 100 comments and 3 downloads than 3 comments and 100 downloads! I've also noticed that several of my regular readers come to my blog every post, usually within the first couple days of posting so.....I've decided to reward my faithful followers with a freebie ;)

I've released a couple of new things at the Creative Victorian Designs shop. I made a few sets of "Harlequins" , some easter egg templates and a few overlays. As my gift to you, faithful reader, I am offering the orange "Harlequins" set to you for 2 days only!......

Sorry, Link Expired

Here are a couple of the other colors that are in the shop...

I'm working on a christian based line of products and hope to get them in the shop soon too! (and some freebies to go along with them) Yay God!

Remember that this freebie will be gone on Monday!
Thanks again everyone!!!

God Bless,

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Spring Blossoms blog train...

Hi everyone :)

I did it! I joined my very first blog train....and let me tell you, it's alot harder than it sounds........*sigh*

If it weren't for all of Netta's help, I would never have been able to finish it! (Thank you Netta! ....You are my Batman!)

Now I know some of you are saying "It's only a few elements and a couple of papers Rusty" and to you I say.......oh shut up.

That was mean.

I am sorry.

A little.

And here it is folks...my humble contribution to the "Spring Blossoms" blog train!

Download Here

In all honesty, Netta did more of the papers than I did cause I'm just learning and well, she just rocks like that. I hope you enjoy it :)

The next stop on the blogtrain is Scrappers Workshop.

Remember that the time zones are different for many of us so all links may not be up and active right away. If one isn't up yet, just give it a little more time...it will be there soon :)

You can also go straight to http://www.blogtrainblog.blogspot.com/ to get the full list of every contributer.

I had a lot of fun with this train and think I may jump on more in the future....provided I have a 3 year notice of course ;P

Thank you Trish for all the hard work you put into pulling this together!

And thanks to all of you for coming to check out my part :)

I'll be back soon....Til then.....

God Bless you all!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

A freebie for you....

Hi Everyone,

It's been a while I know but something has happened and I want to share it with you all! Some of you know that I was designing for SNT but sadly, that just didn't work out. But I have been blessed with a very dear friend Netta who has asked me to join her in her shop! Im so honored and thrilled as she is one of the greatest designers I've ever seen and one of the kindest people I've ever met! Thank you Netta! You're my heart girl!
The shop I'm selling in now is Netta's "Creative Victorian Designs" I dont have much in there yet but I'll be building it up slowly.
Some of you may have already bought some of my products from SNT that I brought over to CVD. The fairies, ballerinas, teddies and humming birds are the same only lightened up a bit. I also Have some CU overlays there too so go check it out, you may find something you like :)
I will no longer be selling under the name CC and will now be selling under Rusty Alfrey Designs. I'll be back in a couple of days to show you some of items I've created but in the mean time....here's a little freebie from the "Pretty Ballerinas" sets that are in the shop now......

Download Here

I hope you enjoy them :)

I'll also still be working on my felt sets for you and I will get these links activated too as soon as things slow down a little bit around the home front.

Thank you again to all of those who still wrote and commented while I was gone! I'll have a little something special for you all too real soon!!

Thats it for now....I'll be back soon!

God Bless,

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


Hi Everyone,

Just wanted to let you know that I'm going to be slowly getting these links back up. I probably won't be activating some of the older links but most of them will be active again soon ;)
Thank you again for understanding!
I'll be back soon....

God Bless,

Friday, February 27, 2009

4shared links disabled...

Hi Everyone,

I was just informed that 4shared is advertising porn while waiting for the freebie download links. I can't and won't be a partner, even in a small way, to anything that is against my morals! So for the time being, I'll be disabling all of my freebie links until the matter is cleared up or until I get my freebies uploaded to an alternative place.....whichever comes first. I'm sorry for the inconvenience but I wont take the chance of someone being exposed to that kind of trash because of me. I hope you all understand and I'll get the links all up and running again soon!
Again, I'm sorry for the trouble.

God Bless,

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Yes, I said butt....

Hi Everyone,

I know it's been a long time but this whole bathroom remodeling thing has turned into a monster.....a time consuming, hair pulling, swear word inducing monster. I was spending at least a half an hour a night repenting for the things that were said and done during the day. I've learned to just save it up and do my repenting all in one shot....on Tuesdays. What? It still counts ;P
Anyway, I haven't had much time on the computer so I thought I would pop on here and give you guys some simple brag book page templates that I made. They were made for another reason but things change so I hope some of you can get some use out of them;).....

Download Here

I still have the Sheela Likey set to finish up and will get back to that as soon as I can.
A HUGE thank you to all of you who are still coming by to check up on me while I've been absent...the good news is that the bathroom should be finished in less than two days! YAHOOO! It won't be soon enough let me tell ya. I've been having to use the kids bathroom all this time and I don't care for that much. It smells like feet......and butt. Yeah, I know. Too much information ;p

God Bless Everyone!

Friday, January 30, 2009

What are the strawberries for anyway?......

Hi Everyone,

I'm just jumping on real quick to get Part 3 of Sheela Likey out to you guys. I've been so busy and I haven't had much time to play but I'll have some free time this weekend so yay! Maybe I'll be able to post Part 4 before Monday :)....that would be good. Okay, here it is folks........

Download Part 3

Yeah, that's it....sorry it's not much but like I said...I have the weekend :) yay! ...Did I say yay already? No matter, it's worth saying twice ;p

Don't forget to leave me a comment....I do love reading them!

Til next time,

God Bless,

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Sheela Likey Part 2.....

Hi Everyone,

This is going to be a fast one tonight. I'm sorry it took so long to get these to you :(
I've read your comments and suggestions and am now working on banana splits, lolly pops, and a few others so I should have more for you soon!

Here is "Sheela Likey" Part 2..........

Download Part 2

I've included some cupcakes with and w/out the sprinkles and also just the sprinkles so you can play around with them to see how you like them best :)
If the file is too large for some of you to download just let me know and I'll break it down for you right away!
Thank you to all who have left me comments! It's what keeps me making more for you all! :)

Okay....that's it for now. I'll have part 3 for you soon! Til then.....

God Bless,

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

What's in a name?......

Hi Everyone!
It took me a little longer than I thought to get back to you but we've been busy picking out new cabinets for the bathroom and waiting for the "bathroom guy" not to show up....cause that, apparently, is what he does. And he's good at it :/ After putting us off for a couple of days, I could have sworn he said "On Tuesday, sometime between 9:00 and 11:00".....I obviously misunderstood and what he really said was "On a Tuesday, sometime between January and March." My bad.

I'm kidding.....I love my "bathroom guy"! I'm sure he had a toilet emergency somewhere and will get to me as soon as he can. (I had to write that cause hey, you never know when your "bathroom guy" might be reading your blog and you don't want to make him angry, right?)

Okay, enough of that. I want to thank all of you for giving me name ideas! :) I know you're probably confused with the name I chose. I am too so let me try to explain. Sheela is my oldest daughter. She saw the preview. She likey....and that's it. No really...that's it. Don't try to understand how my brain works because it's impossible. Don't worry though, my weirdness will grow on you.... that.... or repel you.
So here's Part 1 of "Sheela Likey". I put 4 cones together for you and included all of the pieces so you can assemble your own too. Am I being lazy or considerate? I like to think it's a little bit of both....

Download Part 1

I told a friend that I'm not sure what flavor the whitish-gray one is supposed to be but if I had to guess...I would guess it tastes a little like sad. I don't know what that means. *sigh*

I also got a couple of awards (one from a looong time ago) and I'm stoked! Does anyone say stoked anymore? No? I'm so old *sigh again*
All kidding aside, Thank you!! I will be posting them soon along with my choices for the awards :) I want to catch up on some blog reading before I choose though...I take my award giving very seriously ;p

One more thing...Thank you Rose, TerriM and scangel for the element suggestions! I'll see what I can do! ....and Anonymous..."low carb goodies"...LMBO! I never thought of that...you're so funny :)

So til next time everyone...

God Bless,

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Lord, Please bless this double fudge brownie....

Helloooooo Everyone!
I'm finally back and I gotta tell ya, it feels good! :) My computer is running much better now so I've been working on a couple of things for you all. This set wont come as fast as the last cause I'm also remodeling and repairing many things in my house.But it will be coming! :)

My christmas and New year were simply awesome! We are so blessed and I'd like to write you a list of all of the gifts we recieved and gave to others. Lets start with the new socks and undies I gave my husband....JUST KIDDING!! LOL. Like you guys want to be bored with all that junk :P
What I really want to show you is a little peek of what I have been working on......

niiiiice, no? There will be candy and cakes and donuts and chocolate.....yep, I like me some chocolate :) :) and bunches of other thigh widening goodies when I'm finished! yay fat thighs!....lol

Remember that you can give me suggestions in the comment section of this post if you'd like and again, I'll see what I can come up with :)
I also dont know what I'm gonna call this set (honey, does this cupcake make my butt look big? was too long) so if anyone has any suggestions for the set name, please let me know, okay? :)
I will eventually get back to making bragbook pages and bookmarks, I promise....I'm just having too much fun with this right now so they are on hold for a bit.

I'm looking forward to hearing from you and if all goes well, I'll release the first part in just a few days!

So til then....

God Bless!!