Monday, December 31, 2007

Apology to MSN, Hotmail & Cox Feedblitz Subscribers!

Please accept my sincerest apologies for not receiving your Feedblitz updates. My ISP EMBARQ has really got me upset this time! I hope every bot picks this up in Google, Yahoo! and AOL search engines! October 1st Embarq decided in their infinite wisdom that they could handle the ISP end of communications. On October 31st Earthlink was no longer connected with Embarq. It has been one heartache after another. Around November 20th every time I sent an email to an MSN, COX or Hotmail recipient it said I was blocked! I contacted Embarq and they blamed it on Microsoft. It took them over a week to fix it!
Now for Part 2: I couldn't understand why certain subscribers weren't leaving comments on 4 Shared for me. Today I investigated and more than half of my mailing list was showing "UNDELIVERABLE" with Feedblitz!
Guess what... they all had ISP service with MSN, COX or Hotmail! Well, it has only taken me two hours to fix the mess! Now, I am going to send out another Feedblitz and my mailing list better not have "undeliverable checks" next to my subscribers or EMBARQ is going to get BLASTED...
This Feedblitz message will be rather long due to the fact I don't think it has been working properly for over two weeks.
Please leave a Comment with this post if you have NOT been receiving Feedblitz Notifications since December 10th!
Please have a safe and Happy New Year!

Snowy Purple Quick page #3

Another Quick page designed from the Snowy Purple Papers. Created in 300 dpi png format 12x12 and can be easily re sized in your favorite software.
I hope that you are enjoying the Snowy Purple Quick pages!
This is your New Years Eve treat. To all of you I wish a safe and prosperous New Year.
Happy New Years from Nore's Nice-ities!

You can download here:
the password is: three

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Snowy Purple Quick page #2

Another Snowy Purple Quick page for your enjoyment. Love these commercial use swirlies from MaAimee.

Make sure that you have all the downloads to the "Christmas Around the World Collab Kit" since I'll be removing the links January 2nd. Over 1540 downloads so far.

Enjoy your Holiday Preparations!

You can download here:
The password is: two

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Snowy Purple Quick page #1

This Quick page has a "Very Merry Christmas" tag. It is in 12x12 300 dpi png format but can be easily be re sized. We are progressing nicely towards our 25,000 hit goal. Remember to come back each day for a "Freebie" through New Years Day.

I should be cleaning for my company due to arrive on January 5th but I caught some type of flu bug from my husband and my sugar levels are bouncing like a rubber ball so I've just been designing another mini kit. Hopefully, I'll feel better tomorrow. I've stripped another room so the washer and dryer have been busy all morning.

Anyhow, You can download here:
The password is: one

Friday, December 28, 2007

My Goal for 2007 was 25,000 Blog Hits ...

Since I really didn't do any serious blogging until August with my first kit (My Birthday-Whimsical Yellow), I had set a goal of 25,000 hits for 2007. Well it looks like I may have trouble meeting that goal.
I will have Freebies everyday from now until New Years Day!
Let's see how close we can get! I'm asking my Feedblitz subscribers to come to the blog over the Holiday so you can be counted. Feedblitz is great for my subscribers since they can do a "direct download" from the email BUT they never get counted in my stats.
Just a note to "Sharon" who always leaves such delightful comments. I did go over to your blog and saw your Christmas Tree! That's what triggered the first purple kit!
P.S. If I do hit the 25,000, I'll design a surprise for all of you!

Snowy Purple Papers Freebie

I got hooked on this purple and bought a few new commercial use tools that I had to try out! I have made Another Christmas Kit but it can also be used for Winter photos.

I'm naming it "Snowy Purple". There are snowflakes and purple glitter. All in 300 dpi png format 12x12 that can be resized.

I'll be uploading something every day until New Year's Day! Make sure you check back. My Feedblitz subscribers will receive an email every day. Enjoy!

You can download here:

The password is : snowy

Hope You had a Merry Christmas!

I hope all of you enjoyed Christmas Eve and Day as much as I did!
Got to Gainesville about 2:15PM, unloaded the car and got ready for The Children's service at church. Morgan was exceptional in the dance routine as an angel for her "Cheers" group. The entire family enjoyed the Children's service this year. I would have to say the best service in five years. Then it was back home to prepare the smorgasbord for Christmas Eve. Guests started arriving about 7PM and everyone enjoyed the food, music and socializing until 11PM.
I have to tell you the six and ten year old didn't get to sleep until 1:00AM. They had been tracking Santa on the internet traveling around the world and estimated he was due to arrive at 1:30 AM. I thought my Son-in Law was going to tan their little bottoms but instead shut the entire house down and told them "Santa was not coming to the house at all if they didn't get to sleep." Then finally Grandma went to bed at 1:15 AM and was up at seven with the little ones.
We opened all of our presents and had a wonderful breakfast casserole. The 13 and 10 year old got "Guitar Heroes III" ( one for a PS2 and one for a Wi). I think the adults had as much fun as the kids did playing the guitars! Morgan got her new bike and rode the cul de sac until she needed a nap. Then we prepared dinner, ate the feast and back on the road home by 5:15Pm since my husband had to go to work at 6:30 AM the next morning.
I hope Santa left you everything you desired! Now I need to general clean the house since my parents are coming to stay for the month of January from Pennsylvania. Nore's Niche probably won't be open until around the 15th of January. After my parents arrive on the fifth, I'll start uploading the Quick pages and Kits to the server.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas from Nore's Nice-ities!

May you and your family have a Blessed Christmas. Thank You all for your support for the past four months.

The presents are wrapped, the food is ready for Christmas Eve and the pies are baked. We are off for Gainesville to my Daughter's home. At 5PM Morgan is an angel in the Children's Christmas pageant at church. My favorite time is Christmas Eve when we go to Church, come home to relax and join in on the evening festivities. Good food, music and watch the excitement build with the children. And brand new pajamas for everyone (Grandma's tradition) before we nestle down for the night! May Santa bring you what you desire. Have a "Very Merry Christmas!

Just a little something below to say Merry Christmas for all you "Purple Lover's".
You can download here:
Password: xmas

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Needed a Break & Urgent Care Update!

I just checked the downloads on the "Christmas Around the World Collab Kit" an astonishing 1425 downloads... From the comments I'm happy to report that this kit made a lot of people very happy! I wanted something special to give you for a Very Merry Christmas!
I should be wrapping presents BUT I thought I'd check on a few things! While I was at my daughter's (turned out to be almost a week-she had foot surgery on Friday), I was astonished to see for two days "Nore's Nice-ities" was #1 at "Best Scrap Freebies". Thanks to all of "YOU" that was my Christmas present! THANK YOU!!!
Well, I went to the urgent care clinic on Wednesday and took my Granddaughter with me (6yr old). Three views of x-rays nothing was broke as far as bones. I had a blood vessel break and that's why there was so much swelling. My hand is quite colorful at the moment. My Granddaughter says to me after leaving the center "Grandma that Doctor didn't do much for you. You know if you hadn't had the x-rays that would have been nothing more than a "well" visit. All he did was listen to your heart and take your blood pressure." Kids you have to "Love" them! They really say it like it is.
Well, I'd better get back to Christmas so I'll say bye for now. I haven't designed anything in a week! I'm having withdrawal! Maybe I can whip something up for you just before Christmas. We'll see!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Just to say hi!!!

I've had sooo much fun with My Grandchildren the past two days and tonight I babysit for my daughter due to her Wedding Anniversary!
I had so much fun that I almost had to go to the ER!! Now I'm probably pretty STUPID but you see I have very short legs and all of my daughter's children's bicycles are for long legged people. So my Grandaughter (six going on 20) says Grandma we need something safe for you.. try my "Barbie Scooter". She then goes into an elaborate explanation of the dynamics of the scooter. Well I was afraid I'd break the scooter since I'm a full figure gal. She told me her brother uses it sometimes to go down to the bustop when he can't get a ride (175 lbs and six foot one inch).. At this point I figure okay I can't break it. So we are out and about for almost an hour. We toured the entire subdivision! Morgan on her bike and me using a "Barbie Scooter." Well, we run into my son-in-law coming home from work. He says "Ma Spencer what in the world are you two doing? Morgan says "Grandma's legs aren't long enough for the bikes so I gave Grandma my Barbie Scooter". I thought my son-in-law was going to die laughing. I told him some of his neighbors might think I'm not playing with a full deck however, they did wave and smile as they went by.
Well, then my son-in-law goes to the mailboxes on the cul de sac and now I've finally caught up with everyone. I'm heading to the driveway hit the lip of the driveway with the scooter and "Wipe Out." Joey's neighbor comes running from across the street and he and my son-in-law help me up. Morgan says OMG Grandma you can't ride the scooter up the driveway! I thought you knew that!! then she proceeds to check out my concrete burns on my hand and the lump on my hand. The neighbor who is a Pharmacist looks at it and says"Oh my!" could be an ER trip and runs across the street for an ice pack.
While all this was happening, my daughter calls from work and asks Morgan how Jordan's knee was? (He wiped out on his bike when he got home from school and hurt his knee). Morgan says Jordan's fine BUT Mr. Brett says Grandma needs to go the the ER . Grandma wiped out on my Barbie scooter in the driveway. My daughter says to Morgan "Please give the phone to your Father!". Anyhow.... My daughter yells at all of us ... tells us to get in the house... sit on the sofa and don't do anything until she gets home. What a Day!!! I told them we'd wait until the morning and see if I needed to have it x-rayed. I was in some pain but not excruciating. We kept ice packs on it all evening . It is still swollen and aches but as you can see I'm typing so I don't' think anything is broke.
Prior to all this My Granddaughter and several first grade classes went to an assisted living facility and sung Christmas carols for an hour. The residents REALLY enjoyed it. They don't see children that age very often. Morgan told me that none of them smile. I told her to go over to the different tables and say "Merry Christmas with a big smile" and I bet they'll smile back.
She says "okay Grandma but I'm scared." So another Mom was trying to get her girls to do it too. They went in a group to all the tables and came back to us. Morgan "said They smiled and one lady gave me a kiss on my cheek." All I said to her was "see you can make someone smile just by giving them a BIG smile."
Well time to go to meet Jordan for his lunch! Got to go!
Hope you are enjoying your holiday preparations!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Christmas Around the World Quick page Freebie!

Since I have seven downloads to the Christmas Around the World, please double check the files that you have already downloaded. From my stats at 4shared and the numerous downloading problems at the beginning of the event, I can see that some bloggers did not download all the parts of the kit.

Please read all posts from December first and if you are not already a Feedblitz subscriber there is currently a Promotion for December "It's a Penguin Christmas."

The Christmas Around the World Kit has been extended to December 24th!

I had so many comments regarding the angel border paper that I am giving you a Quick page freebie!

I am off to Gainesville to participate in my Grand children's parties, shopping with my daughter, some holiday baking and a Christmas pageant of Jordan's and Morgan's. Oh and to babysit on December 18th for my daughter's Wedding Anniversary.

I have been thrilled with the comments on 4shared and hope that you are enjoying your holiday preparations.

I'm asking a little favor... Please click on Best Scrap Freebies (black & white Blinkie-right hand side under the archives) for me if you liked the Christmas Kit!
(Click on Best ScrapFreebies, Find Nore's Nice-ities Top 50, click on STATS, click to rate 1-5 and if you want to leave a comment)
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PS: Check out my Feedjit map!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Christmas Around the World Event! Extended

The Christmas Around The World Collab kit goes live at 12:01 AM - EST, December 10th!! Don't worry you don't have to stay awake to get it!!! The entire kit will be available until December 24th (Due to icestorms in the Midwest) and then will disappear. So make sure you have you're snagging fingers ready because this is one freebie you will not want to miss!! There are over 75 designers participating with incredible gifts from each one of them!!! Make sure to leave a comment while your downloading!
Download Links have Expired!!
This link will be valid at 12:01AM-EST to see a blog of all participants in this event:
Christmas Around the World Blog (click here):

A SPECIAL THANKS must be given to Kimberly of Fishinmom Designs for taking her precious time to plan, organize and orchestrate this event!

Special Thanks must be given to the designers listed below for their Commercial Use Products in designing this Mega Kit: Connie Prince/DigidivaDesigns, Andrea Designs, ScrapDesafios Dollardigirama, Colleen Shipley/ Gotta Pixel, Candy Cook/ MakeitScrappy, Kim B's Designs/Kim Broedelet, Michelle/ Digiscrap Boutique and the “Ephemeral Victorian” for making available designer products “just for freebies.”

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from Nore's Nice-ities and Nore's Niche Store!

It's a Penguin Christmas Brag book Freebie!

Thanks to All of you that have left comments on 4shared on the "It's a Penguin Christmas" quick pages!
Here you will receive (2) 6x4 Brag book pages as part of your Penguin Christmas Collection.
Please read the December Feedblitz Registration post on how you can receive (2) more 12x12 Quick pages and (4) 6x4 Brag book pages!
"Remember TONIGHT at midnight begins the Christmas Around the World Collaboration Extravaganza!"
You can download here:
The password is: santa
Special Thanks to Connie Prince/Digidiva Designs for use of her commercial products

December Feedblitz Registration!

Ho Ho Ho and Merry Christmas! Thanks to everyone for the delightful comments on the “It’s a Penguin Christmas Quick pages.”
All of my Feedblitz registrants will receive an additional (2) 12x12 Quick pages and (4) additional Brag book pages in 6x4 300 dpi png format.
Please register with the Feedblitz email notification. The beauty of Feedblitz is the automatic email notification of any posts to the blog so you don’t miss a Freebie. You can unsubscribe at any time. There is a direct link to the download from your email! Just leave me “a little love from time to time.”
Nore’s Niche “an affordable scrapping store” will be opening soon! We are currently in the process of setting up the store. Stay tuned for updates. There maybe some coupons and maybe some additional freebies! Nothing in the store will be over $3.00. Currently a poll is running on what “YOU” would like to see in the store. Please stop by at
Nore’s Niche
Special thanks to Connie Prince/Digidiva's Designs for her commercial use Products.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Extension Christmas Around the World!

Due to the ice storms in the Midwest, My Christmas Around the World kit will be available until December 24th. Most of the 78 designers have agreed to the extension. You will have to check the Christmas Around the World blog for the change.
I apologize but due to high volume traffic on this event the download times with high speed Internet "leave a bit to be desired." I need to remind everyone most of the download services are "Free".
May you have a Blessed Holiday!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Christmas Around the World - Elements 2!

I apologize to everyone! Apparently 4shared is having trouble with the server that I have Elements 2 stored. I am uploading the file again! Please come back to pick the file up since it has some lovely elements! Sorry for the inconvenience! It will be fixed as soon as the file uploads.
Thank You!
I've reuploaded to 4shared and changed the link on the blog! If anyone has any more problems post me a note in the comments. Technology is a good thing! I think we've pushed 4shared to the limit today with the volume... even blogger and c-box are acting flaky!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

36 Hours have passed! It's been Crazy!

36 hours have passed and it has been crazy!!! Various ISP's are having challenges with our "Christmas Around the World" event.
I just want to say I am in "awe of the talent" within the group of contributors. It amazes me how the human mind can be so creative. Someone else sees a "shape" totally differently than the way my mind interprets. Basically all of these designs stem from shapes. Since my mind is "math" oriented I have a tendency to go "geometric". Creative minds see shapes more "abstractly" thus the grunge and swirls. I am so fortunate to be a part of this event!
See I have been downloading right along with you and I'm not done yet either!
Let me pause a moment to relay my deepest gratitude for "All" the wonderful comments left on 4shared and within the blog. It has made all the time spent on this kit worthwhile. Isn't Christmas all about "Sharing." This event has proven how charitable these Designers can be from literally all over the world. The fact that in some cases download times left a little to be desired gave all of us an opportunity to read the bios of so many of the designers. I'm sure that it will not be forgotten.
Just remember I have a lot of files to download and I will leave them up even longer than the six days if necessary to give "everyone " an opportunity to download. I still have not completed adding these files to various websites. I wanted to give everyone here in the USA the first opportunity. After the download mania begins to subside, I'll add them to the overseas websites.
Have FUN with all of this and "thank" these designers. Please leave a "BIG" thank you to Kimberly in the c-box at the "Christmas Around the World" blog.

Friday, December 7, 2007

It's a Penguin Christmas Quick page Freebie!

As you can see no sled (wagon) and instead of reindeer the penguins. As you can see they helped Santa while Rudolph and the elves were MIA. (You need to read prior posts to understand this message)
You can Download Here:

Remember "Christmas Around the World" is only 4 days away!!!!

It's a Penguin Christmas Quick page Freebie!

Good news Rudolph and the elves have returned! I must say though they all look a bit "rough around the edges." Not a one of them has disclosed who, what or where they have been for almost a week. The baby penguins can now go out and play since there was a snowfall last night. "Baby It's Cold Outside!"
This will be a series for my "Feedblitz Promo"registrants soon to be up on the blog now that I have Christmas Around the World finished. Stay tuned there will be ways to receive more papers and elements for my portion of the kit.
You can download here:
The password is: baby
A Special Thanks to Janniscraps for use of her snowy window from the Kit Club.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Christmas Around the World coming December 10th!

Everyone this is a "SNEAK PEEK" at what is in store for you on December 10th for "Christmas Around the World." I finally have this uploaded to 4shared! Over 100 MB of Holiday fun! This is the largest designer collaboration EVER. More than 60+ designers are sharing with a Holiday gift.

A special thanks needs to be given to Kimberly better known as Fishinmom Designs for organizing this entire event!

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Country Glitter Quick page Freebie-Believe

Hope you all had a good weekend! The blog has a new Christmas header and the Angels will someday be in a kit. While getting out my Christmas decorations I found these angels on tapestries in my craft closet. The colors are magnificent. I also labeled all the freebies (under the counter) so now you'll know if you are missing anything from a particular collection. I also added a label for Feedblitz promos to show the extra freebies my registrants receive.

Well this is #6 of the "Country Glitter Collection" and I still have a few more overlays I designed to use for this collection.
PS Rudolph and the elves still haven't returned to the North Pole and Santa is starting to get aggravated! Anyhow that's what's being said through the grapevine. I'll keep you posted tomorrow. The gossip is that Santa is giving them until 5PM tomorrow to return or there will be consequences.
You can download Here:
The password is: believe