Thursday, May 31, 2007

Template Crop! First Day with Aidan home! And more!

Good morning! Today has been such a great day so far! We got up early and went to Aidan's swimteam practice! They had him swimming the length of the pool about a dozen times! This is particularly exciting since yesterday was the first day he ever swam the entire length of the pool on his own! He's going to be in the IronMan contest before we know it! LOL! The kids have been playing well, Aidan has been building with his K'Nex and now Eli is sleeping! Aaaah - the day is good!

I am hosting my first Template Crop tonight at Scrapbook-Bytes! I hope you will join me! Here's so more info:

Here's a layout that I did using the template and my new kit (to be in my SBB store today) called Daddy's Girl!

I'll be back to talk about my new kit later and a little contest! But I wanted to let you know about the crop tonight as soon as possible!

Oh, and one more thing, check out the smilebox slideshow below! I just found out about it yesterday - too cool! And Dani Mogstad is working with them to develop online albums that you can create using her designs! Can't get much better than that! Have a great day!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Powered by Smilebox
Click to play | Make your own Smilebox

My friend Laura (aka scrappinsweetie) turned me on to Smilebox. So this is really a test post to see if it works! Hehe! If it does, you'll have to indulge me for a few minutes with photos of the family! :) Thanks!

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Gotta Post and Run

This is going to be a short post since I am still frantically trying to finish up my son's teacher's scrapbook. No rush - school ends tomorrow! I'm in pretty good shape - just 4 more pages to go! All the others have been printed out at Costco and DH can pick them up on his way home from school. But I did want to share the layouts I completed yesterday! I think I actually managed to include something from just about every CT that I am on! Wasn't intential for it to end up that way - it is just that is where I start when I open up ACDSee.

See the layout credits here.
Credits here.

Well that's it for me for the moment. Zoey is sleeping and Eli is watching "Go Diego, Go!" so I need to take advantage of that time.

Have a great day! Thanks for stopping by and seeing what we are up to! ((hugs))

Monday, May 28, 2007

Hot Off the Presses - Topic Starter!

Biancka, Cheerleader at TDS, has this great new challenge/inspiration for our blogs! She provides us with a topic everyday! Love it! Great way to get us thinking about all sorts of things outside of the mundane daily life things! Don't get me wrong - being the Mom of 3 is full of daily adventures, but sometimes it is nice to think of something other than the baby's diaper exploded, the cat threw up on my book and I am tired of making dinner! Hehe!

Okay, so the daily prompt is "5 top annoyances." I told Biancka I was going to have a tough time stopping at 5. Hehe! So here goes:
1) People waiting for my parking space. Seriously, I have 3 kids, getting them all in the car after a shopping adventure is a major event. Get them strapped in, load up out purchases, put away the cart, get them the snacks they want or books to read or whatever they want and then to realize that the baby needs a diaper change. All this while someone is waiting is just stressful and annoying - really you can walk another few feet or so. Does this drive anyone else nuts?
2) Not being able to find the perfect kit! I must admit that since having ACDSee this doesn't happen too much. I have a better idea of what I have and am more able to combine elements from other kits and designers.
3) Our fish tank! A few weeks ago out fish tank was beautiful. Clear and clean. The fish were happy. But it needed water. I added 1 gallon of water (it's a 10 gallon tank) and within hours, it was all cloudy! What is that all about! And it has a place of prominence in the house so it looks completely yucky! Grrr!
4) My DH's ongoing obsessive complaining about traffic lights! DH finds traffic lights very annoying, he thinks there is a little man in them that says "oh here comes Dave, we better change quick!" Obviously he doesn't really think that but if a light does not suit him, for any reason, he complains and moans and groans. To me, traffic lights are a fact of life, why get upset by them.
5) (Because this is what is currently annoying me) Alarms. This morning for some reason our house alarm went off - for no reason at all - just started going off. And now the car is going off. What's that about?

Okay, so there is my 5 annoyances. In no way does that reflect my true life annoyances - well not really - but it is where I am this morning! If you want to play along with Biancka's daily prompts, check out her blog here or the post at TDS!

Now, design news! I finished a new kit and I couldn't be more excited about it! I plan on releasing it on Thursday - gives me some time and my CT some time to do some layouts with it! And for fun, I think I am going to do a little contest later in the week and give away a few of them. So, come back later this week! It might be you!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a great day!

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Good morning! Can you tell that I am loving the new blog! It's nice to be able to come in here and just post - not feel like I have to do anything fancy with it!
It's been rainy all weekend so we have not done much. While there are a ton of fun outside things to do here, there are few indoor things for young kids. But the kids did go to the park with DH yesterday so that was at least some opportunity to blow off steam. Today we are going to hang out, read, watch the Indianapolis 500 and if the weather holds, go to the park for at least as long as it isn't raining.

Yesterday was a lot of fun, I got a layout done and the crop at SBB was great! I was worried about the crop - I am so out of practice with hosting them - but it went well and everyone seemed to like the template! Yay!

I did get one layout done yesterday using Stacie Prinzo's new fun kit titled Summer Flirt and it is available and on sale at The Digi Shoppe. I also used some goodies by Laura Deceatis too. To see full credits, click here.

Well the natives are restless, so I must go. But before I do, I just want to remind you all of my weekend sale!
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great rest of your day!

Saturday, May 26, 2007

How Weird Am I? Not Much Apparently!

My husband would so beg to differ with the results of this quiz. Even I am a little perplexed that I am not weirder than it says! Hmmm...

You Are 40% Weird

Normal enough to know that you're weird...
But too damn weird to do anything about it!

I love the SSD Blog - there are always lots of fun things on it! This one included. So, how weird are you???

Thanks for stopping in!

Template Crop at 2 pm EST at SBB!

I am very excited to be hosting a template crop at SBB today! We are celebrating the new look at SBB! Love the new colors and designs! So fun and fresh! Take a peak at the template that we will be working with and the layout I did using it with Kristin Cronin-Barrow's awesome Happy Day kit here!

Hope to see you in a few minutes!

New Blog!!

In all areas of my life right now I am trying to "downsize." Downsize my extracurricular activites, downsize my computer time, downsize our spending etc etc. And downsize the number of things that I let cause me stress. How does this relate to a new blog? Well I have always felt that if I was going to call myself a "Digital Scrapbook Designer" that I had to be able to have a flashy, self designed blog. But I am really not interested in learning the html and other things that I would need to know to do that. I would much rather spend time with the kids, designing or scrapping. So, I am letting that go and signed up here for an easy to manage Blog! No more stressing out over it or resenting it each time I think of it or log in. The easier the better in my book for the blog!

Thanks for stopping by. I am still formatting but hope that by the end of the weekend I will have fun things to share! Have a great day!