Merry and Bright Tags

Here is a little present for you.  Merry and Bright Tags.  They are printable and can be punched out with your 2″ punch to use on your packages or your hybrid holiday pages.                                   Download Here

I also have these tags in digital form in my on-line store  They match my Christmas Cheer Kit.  Go on over and take a look and Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Make a good day!  ~Ann

Christmas Cheer

I have uploaded my Christmas Kit to my online store at  Click on me, Andy Designz.  Turned out yummy with 16 papers, 10 elements and a full alpha and numbers in individual pngs.

I just love the sugar plum colors in this kit.  It was fun to do and I think you will like it too.

Going to meet Kris and Jake at the China Star Buffet soon for dinner and then to their house to decorate their tree and do our annual ornament exchange.  This will be a lot of fun.  On our way home Kurt and Iwill drive around and look at the Christmas lights up in the city.  Little America Hotel always has a great display and the city decorates Wheeler Park which has many, big trees.  They are both wonderful displays to see.

I am finishing up my decorating inside, including the tree.  Kurt will get to the outside lights this weekend.

I have been doing a lot of substituting at Sinagua Middle School in my friend Carol’s classroom for one of her aides who had surgery.  I love Carol’s kid.  This class was the feeder class to my class at Coconino High School.  These are wonderful young people who have cognitive delay.  We used to call it mildly mentally retarded (MIMR).  The all try so hard to do well and are a joy to work with.

Make a good day!  ~Ann

I am smarter than the phone!











I got a new phone!   I Spent two frustrating hours with my son Wednesday night trying to learn the basics of my new Droid X.  My son kept telling me, “Don’t over-think this phone.  Be smarter than the phone.”  When I got home from my son’s house I kept fiddling with it all the while repeating my mantra,  “BE SMARTER THAN THE PHONE.  BE SMARTER THAN THE PHONE”.  Lo and behold I got to where I could do some things with it.  I also kept telling myself that they wouldn’t make a phone that people couldn’t figure out.  But, then I would despair and remember that there are people and then there is me!  I have finally begun to feel comfortable with it.  I wanted to put in some numbers on speed dial and couldn’t get any good info on how to do that.  So I asked my face book  friends and my wonderfully smart, retired math teacher friend, Carol Hobby told me exactly how to do it.  My friend Pam Meeks used Carol’s instructions and it worked perfectly for her.  I still couldn’t get it to work.  I put it down over night and came back to it this morning, still no luck.  Then Carol told me one simple thing, “Don’t type in the number,  scroll to it.”  Voila!  That was the ticket.  LOL Carol probably thought, “How would a special ed teacher go about doing this?”  and then she sent me the one simple thing to do.  Thanks so much.  Now I have all my numbers in my speed dial.  I figured out how to set different ring tones for different people and how to set up my ICE numbers.  Watch out world I am about to buy some apps!

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Christmas Treasurers Blog Hop

The big day has arrived!  The blog hop of the inaugural  graduating class of the Art of Digital Design at Jessica Sprague has commenced!  Here is my preview:

To get my part of this very MEGA kit just click here–>   Andy Designz Christmas Cheer

There are over 40 designers contributing to this wonderful kit and I am the last stop on the train.  WHEW!  But, if you are just starting here or got lost somehow go to to begin at the beginning.

Be sure to visit my store at Natural Designs in Scrapbooking, and see all the goodness I have there.  I have a wonderful Thanksgiving kit:  Give Thanks and a great fall kit: Burning Foliage and a mega fall paper kit called Colors of Fall.  It is all on special today (Thursday, Nov.11) at our weekly Guilt Free Thursdays at the store.  If you have reached here after the 11th I will put it on special again next Thursday, Nov. 18th.

Make a good Day!

Just a little tease

Here is an elements preview of the HUGE GIGANTIC JS designer blog hop that will take place on Nov. 11-14

Also here is just a little bonus from me that will go with my part of this MEGA  MEGA kit.Download Here


Enjoy and be sure and come back on Thursday, Nov. 11, for the DEAL OF THE CENTURY!


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Christmas Treasures Blog Hop

I have exciting news.  The recent certified designers from are having a HUGH blog hop.  Here is the info:Be sure and get in on this raft of freebie goodness.  You know it will be good as it is sponsored by Jessica Sprague…why my part alone has 10 papers and a full alpha.

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New Baby Brother

My two youngest grandsons have a new baby brother.  He was born on Oct. 18 and weighed 8 pounds 9 ounces  and was 21 inches long.  His name is Carter James.  His mother is my former daughter-in-law.  The boys are just so excited to have him finally here, especially Chase.  Chase is 4 3/4 years old and babies hold a real mystery for him.  His  mom showed the boys some films abut how new born babies look and one of his first comments to me was, “Grandma, Carter was not dirty.  He was all clean the film said that he would be dirty but he came out clean.  Of course, Carter was 20 hours old by the time Chase saw him so he was indeed clean.  Kurt and I went to the hospital to see him too.  We have volunteered to be his Flagstaff Grandparents as his live far away and  we will for sure be including him when we do things with the boys.  We went over to the house on the day he came home as we picked up Chase from preschool.  It was so much fun to see him interact with Carter.  Brother Conner was pretty aloof about the whole thing.  He is 7 and feels so grown up now.  Here is a scrapbook page that I made of Chase and Carter.
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