Thursday, January 28, 2010

A fun day. . .

The other day our weather was nice enough for us to go out and play for a few. So that's exactly what we did. The kids and the dog enjoyed being outside in the sunshine. I pretty much enjoyed it myself. I broke out the camera and ended up getting some great pics of the kids. It had been a while since I've taken pictures. I'm not sure why though. I so enjoy taking pics of the kids I have no idea why I don't take them more often. I can't remember the last time they had so much fun. It's been decent weather around here but not decent enough for the kidlets to go out and play. So I'm going to run and play with the kiddies, but I wanted to leave you all with some of my new favorite photos of the kiddies from the other day.

Until next time. . .

Monday, January 25, 2010

Closing up shop

Christie Lemmon aka Christie Lemmon Designs has decided to close up her shop. This is such a devastating blow to all of the people who adore her designs (me included). Christie just recently gave birth to a gorgeous little boy. She has decided to close up shop to spend more time with her family. So she has put her entire shop on sale until the end of the month. She is having a Buy My Store Sale. You can purchase her entire shop at Inspiration Lane for just $5. Yep you read that right, just $5. Don't miss out on this opportunity.

Until next time. . .

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

BYOB and an announcement from. . .

Rachel aka Steel City Scraps. She has decided to go on a design hiatus for who knows how long. :( I'm devastated my this news but I can completely understand. Her love for her family is so overwhelmingly strong, that she decided it was time to hang up her designer hat for now. She hasn't decided when or if she will be coming back into the designing world so she's decided to close up her shops at Scrappity-Doo-Dah and Inspiration Lane. Here is what she is doing for her going out of business sale. She is having a Build Your Own Bag sale (how unique is this?) You pick the products. Following are your options for this sale. . .

Grab her fabulous designs while you can folks. We don't know if she's coming back or not. Her talent is truly amazing. The digital world just won't be the same without her designing, but we all totally understand her reasons.

Until next time. . .

Monday, January 18, 2010

A Heavy Heart . . .

So yesterday I walked away from one of my great true loves. Granted it is only temporarily it's time that I begin to refocus my attention back to my real life true loves. My kids and my husband. Shane is starting school in the fall, I can hardly believe it, so it made me think that I should be working with him more to prepare him for school than spending my time scrapping. Although I've had a wonderful creating for the fabulous ladies I had the chance to work with it's just time to refocus my attention for now. I'm hoping to take the plunge back into Creative Team work once Shane starts school and gets settled down in his new routine. After all that will free up approximately 2 hours for me during the day since Megan will still be napping. It was one of the hardest decisions I have had to make in a while. I felt like I was letting so many people who have just welcomed me and my non experience at the time with open arms. Their truly are wonderful people left in the world. I'm not sure how much updating I will be able to do on my blog, but I will be keeping in touch. Who knows maybe I'll have some little freebies coming out in the not so near future. You just never know what life has in store for you.

Until next time. . .

Thursday, January 14, 2010

On of those nights. . .

that you toss and turn for hours. Your brain never seems to shut off. The other night I lay in bed for over 2 hours trying to go to sleep. Everything and I mean EVERYTHING that has gone on in the last 2 months just seemed to be running thru my mind. Things I wish I would of said to people who ticked me off or did me wrong, people who are hurting, people who pretend to be something they aren't. You know those kinds of people. I being just the type of person I am hold everything in as much as possible and then it tears at my insides until I feel like I'm going to explode. I do everything I can to be there for everyone and yet sometimes I feel like no one stops to think how things might be affecting me. Sometimes I feel like I'm the only one who really stops and takes the time to think about how things might be affecting the other people around me. Have people really become so thoughtless about others that they just don't care what/who they hurt? Don't answer that. The answer is obvious. Yes, many people have lost all compassion for other people. I won't say everyone has lost their compassion because I do know many people who have an enourmous heart full of love and compassion for others, but there are those few people that you thought were close to you and they just aren't. Those are the people I wish I could separate myself from but is just impossible to do so.

Any how, I'll be back in a few with some great new releases coming out this weekend.

Until next time. . .

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Raaaaawr. . .

Hey everyone! I'm back for a quick second with some new stuff from Rachel aka Steel City Scraps. She has been hard at work to bring you these super adorable new products..

First is Don't Feed the Dinosaurs. A great kit for all of those little boys in your life. I just loved working with this kit. I love the boyish colors, but the elements are to die for. You have your usuals but for fun you even get a volcano, a couple of dinosaurs, dinosaur eggs, etc. So much fun packed in this kit.

Second is a set of Project 365 templates. Even if you aren't doing 365 these templates are an absolute must for your arsenal. Each template has a place for 7, yes 7 photos. I'm not one to put more than 3 photos on a layout but these templates make it so easy to do.

Last but not least is an absolutely precious little mini called Loving Moments. This mini is perfect for scrapping photos of you and your honey or even those precious little girls in your life. Loving Moments is full of soft pastel colors. Great for so many layouts.

You can grab all of these great products and many other fabulous products from her shops at Inspiration Lane and Scrappity-Doo-Dah.

Here are the previews and some layouts I made using these fantastic products.


Hey everyone! I'm only here for a few minutes but wanted to pop in real quick to let you know about a great new kit Shel aka Shel Belle Scraps has out starting today. It is a monochromatic kit of Ice Blues. It's gorgeous for those snowy pictures or just any winter picture in general. I had so much fun playing with this kit. You can pick it up in pieces on her blog. The first part is being given away today. So what are you waiting for head on over to her blog and grab the first part today. Don't forget to go back and pick up the rest of the pieces to it though.

Here is a preview of the whole kit.

And a layout I made using it.

Until next time. . .

Friday, January 8, 2010

HomeSpun Christmas

Hey everyone. I know I know. I've been really horrible about staying on top of things lately. As we all know real life demands your attention too.

Shel aka Shel Belle Scraps has an adorable Christmas kit out. I know Christmas has passed but I'm absolutely sure we all still have Christmas pictures we need to scrap. LOL I love the more traditional colors in this kit. It was such a breeze to work with. You can grab it over at her store at Stuff to Scrap.

Here is a preview of the whole kit.

And a layout I did with it.