Saturday, August 16, 2008
First off - a sale! A major sale! Everything in my SBB store is 50% off! No coupon code needed! Just go and shop - everything is marked down!
Next, I scrapped again! Not once, but 3 times even! Thanks to my incredible fortunate of being on the most awesome Creative Teams - I got 1 layout done and 2 brag book layouts done too! Heather Roselli has a new kit out called "Win or Lose." It is the perfect kit for scrapping all of those fun Game Nights and favorite games. Here's a layout I did using Missy Strand's template at SSD and Heather's kit.
I am finding it a little hard to look at this layout though - they both look so much bigger now and that was only a year ago! Check out Heather's kit - Win or Lose. It has a wonderful free with purchase deck of cards right now that you don't want to miss out on! Also, if you haven't checked out Heather's team blog. You definitely need to! Lots of goodies and prizes being given away.
Once again the amazing Traci Reed has come out with an incredible kit. I so want to grow up and be Traci! She's years younger than me yet she possesses such incredible talent and wisdom beyond her years. Her kit called "In the Air Tonight" is beautiful! It is totally perfect for so many pictures of Zoey and really all the kids. It is girly but not so much that I couldn't use it with Eli's layouts too. Here is a little brag book page I did using Darcy Baldwin's fabulous Brag Book Templates and Traci's newest goodie!
And another one using Traci's Sunshine Playground and Darcy's templates.
And speaking of Darcy Baldwin! I consider myself a very lucky girl to call Darcy a friend and to have had the opportunity to spend time with her and and wonderful boys in person! Sooo, when it came to creating chore charts for the kids - I immediately grabbed Darcy's chore charts and went to town. If you are looking for a chore/responsibilities chart to start the school year off right - Darcy has the best. Here are Zoey's and Aidan's charts - both using kits by Traci!
If you are still with me a big Thank You! This was a far longer post than I intended. It's just that there are so many great things being put out there right now by my digi friends I had to brag about them!
Please say Hello! and let me know you stopped by. I am off to take a shower and then I think we are going to go bowling again. A new family hobby! Have a great day! Play hard and make great memories! And thanks again for stopping by! I really appreciate you!
Monday, August 11, 2008
Does anyone have tips on organizing kids rooms and getting the kids to keep it that way? Inexpensive ones? I don't understand how I can spend hours cleaning the kids rooms, organizing them and then within a week you would have absolutely no idea I had ever been in there. We bought some closet storage "solutions" this weekend because we simply had to do something. Our downstairs hall closet was becoming known as the "Zoobomafoo" closet. For those of you who do not have young children or young children who love that show - Martin and Chris have a closet that when they open everything from balls to animal food falls out of knocking them down. It's funny in the show but not in real life!!! But back to the real topic - how do I inspire Aidan and Zoey to put their toys back where I have now put them???
Well I have to run - one of my clients has already emailed me a long list of things to do this morning. But before I do, I want to show you the layout I did yesterday using Traci Reed's fabulous new kit Blue Skies and Flutterbies.
Those photos are of Zoey after a soccer game last year. She's so pretty (if I say so myself) and even after running around in the Texas heat for an hour.
Oh my now we have progressed to screaming from upstairs and another email! I must go! I'll be back tomorrow with a look at Maria LaFrance's and my new kit coming out tomorrow called "Gabrielle" and a birthday wish for Eli!
Thanks soooo much for stopping by! I really appreciate it and love reading your comments! :)
Sunday, August 10, 2008
We had a fun family day yesterday! We bowled, had lunch, did a little shopping, had ice cream and watched a movie at home. I have a cute photo of Eli bowling with his paci in his mouth that I'll have to share tomorrow.
I scrapped! I scrapped! I worked on a layout using Heather Roselli's fabulous party kit yesterday. She designed the kit to celebrate her 1 year Anniversary at Sweet Shoppe. It is a fabulous kit and was perfect for Eli's 2nd Birthday photos.
It is hard to believe that we will be celebrating his 3rd Birthday on Tuesday already. He's grown so much in the last year. Of course he has!!
Anyways, we are organizing closets today and cleaning house. Hopefully we will also go swimming as it is supposed to be 102 here today. Yikes!
Have a great day! Thanks for stopping by. Leave a comment and say Hello!
Saturday, August 9, 2008
First things first! Thank you to my wonderful Creative Team who has managed to continue to post here on my blog despite my complete disappearance from the digital scrapping world. Without them I think everyone would have totally forgotten about my designs and me! Thank you girls!
I have been busy busy busy trying to start a Virtual Assistant business. So far it has been going fairly well but I am so busy that I don't have time to do very much scrapping or designing. I am excited though that things are starting to settle down and I am getting some time to do both. In fact, before my family and I run off for a fun family day, I wanted to stop and share at least one new thing I have up at Polka Dot Potato.
This fun little mini kit is called "Boys Room Mini" and is only .99 cents! Not only is it a steal but it is super cute! You can pick it up here.
Well I told the kids I was going to kidnap them today and have a fun family day. So we'll see what kind of fun we can find on this ridiculously hot August day in South Texas. I suspect we are either going to go bowling, mini golfing, swimming and/or all of the above. I want to make use of the weekend to be with them now that I am a WAHM.
Have a great day everyone! Thanks for stopping by!
Saturday, July 19, 2008
First off I used her gorgeous Summer Serenade kit.
I love these wonderful colors & the elements are fabtastic!!! it even comes with a beautiful alpha!
I also used her Starting Blocks Set 4.
Terrific template set. I have so far used 3 of them & can't wait to use the last one. There are simply terrific.
Here is the page I made using these fabulous items. Click the pic for full credits!!!
Thanks for looking. I hope you all enjoy the rest of your summer!!!
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
I used Amy's new mini kit Summer Spunk for this month's Calendar. I hope even tho it's late you can get some use out of it!
Here is the download link:
And a little preview of the calendar:
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Without further ado, I would like to show you two of Amy's newest kits, Summer Serenade and Playdate (which is 30% off right now!). These kits are both so fun and versatile! Hop over and check them out (all images are clickable)! And, here are two layout that I did using these kits. These pages went together really quickly because the kits were just so easy to use.
Thanks for looking! Go out and scrap some memories today!
Friday, June 20, 2008
Heres a page I made with it. I'm not particularly fond of fish, but my ds said I couldn't catch one so I had to show I could. After he put the worm on the hook of course!!! Click the pic for full credits!
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Here is a page I just made with it. All the colors go together so nicely & everything flows. I used just about everything in this kit. I did leave a few things out though. Click the lo for full credits!
The kit pic is linked so go check it out. You will love it!!!
I'll start with one I made using Spunky Girl
Heres a fabulous page made by Pam using Purple Paradise
How about this touching page made by ltarbox using Little Boy Blue
KMBaker has this gorgeous page using Hope Springs Eternal
Heres one made using Rainy Day Sunday made by Jamie
I just want to say that it is an honor working with these talented ladies & with such an amazing designer. Amy's designs are fun, funky & gorgeous!!!
I hope you all have a terrific June!!:)
Saturday, May 31, 2008
Here is the download link hope you all enjoy it and the month of June!
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
For this week only you can pick them up for 30% making them a bargain at only $4.20 for 10 Brag Book Templates as well as a front and back cover, giving you a total of 12 templates!!
Currently they are available at either Digital Freebies or A Cherry On Top.
Thursday, May 22, 2008
B3 Bounce Bounce Bounce (designed by CT member Pam Bumbuca) PDP and DF Flowers For Mom PDP, DF and ACOTFor The Love Of Clover (designed by CT member Pam Bumbuca) DFLittle Boy Blue PDP and DFLittle Man (created by CT member Pam Bumbuca) DFOh What A Mess (Created by CT member Pam Bumbuca) PDP, DF and ACOT Purple Paradise PDP, DF and ACOTRainy Day Sunday PDP, DF and ACOTSpring Morning 1 - Single (created by CT member Pam Bumbuca) DF Spring Morning 2 - Triple Pack (created by CT member Pam Bumbuca) DFAs you can see you are not exactly short of choice, there is something for boy and girl pages. But what if you don't want to make square layouts? Well Amy can help you out there too, with her selection of quick page albums. These will make creating a beautiful hybrid gift super simple.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
So, here's your challenge for today - it's a THEME challenge. Create a layout using the theme PLAY. It could be a layout with you playing with your kids, or your husband playing with a big-boy toy like a truck or tractor. As long as it fits the theme PLAY, it counts!
In the comments, post a link to your layout, and we'll pick a random winner on Saturday evening. Winner will receive a $5 gift certificate for more Amy Bleser products!!
So, play... play... and play some more. And then create a layout for the challenge!
Monday, May 19, 2008
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
I hope everyone had a great Mother's Day! Mother's Day here was pretty much overshadowed by Aidan's 7th birthday and the move of course. But that's okay - my husband was very sweet and the kids colored the wrapping paper on their presents for me and it was very festive and fun. David got 3 kits to make stepping stones for the garden in the new house - 1 for each kid of course. It is perfect, it will be wonderful to make them with the kids and put them in the garden and see them everyday.
Aidan's 7th birthday was on Saturday but we celebrated on Friday night and on Sunday. He received lots of HO train things including a new engine, a new passenger station, box car and more track. He was in heaven! And then on Sunday we took him to the local Train Museum and he got to drive his track on their layout. He was so excited and did so well. Major kuddos to the young boys at the Train Museum who were very nice to Aidan and taught him the ropes so to speak. We all had a very nice day. We went to Bill Miller's for dinner at Aidan's request and had a fairly good and inexpensive dinner. Here's a couple of pictures:
Time for me to go and do some packing and make lunch, but before I go I want to share with you some new designs I have in the stores (links are in the sidebar)! Also, I am going to start something new here on my blog. Each week when I announce new products, I am going to give one away to one blog commenter. So that means, leave a comment on my blog saying "Hi" and which of the new releases you would love to have and on Wednesday I will pick a name out of the hat and whoever it is will get the new release of their choice. If I get lots of comments, I might even do more than 1 giveaway. Here are the previews:
First up is a cute heart shaped album designed by my awesome CT member Tanya Tong using my Flowers for Mom kit.
Next is my kit called "Grammie's Apron." Very flowery with a classic look - perfect for heritage photos and all those Mother's Day photos from this last weekend.
And speaking of fantastic CT members, Pam Bumbaca made this fabulous bracket album using Grammie's Apron. I love it and when the move is all settled and I can find my photo paper - it is going to be the first thing I make up.
Tanya's been busy this week - hehe - she also did this really wonderful brag book using Rainy Day Sunday. It is perfect for mini albums for Father's Day or just any mini album featuring the men and boys in your life!
So on that note, I am off to make lunch for my littlest nut and get some food myself! I'm starving!! Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a great day and I look forward to reading your comments.