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Sunday, August 31, 2008
Lots of sales going on now until September 7th at Divine Digital!
Friday, August 29, 2008
I just wanted to share my WORD ALBUM TUTORIAL again for any one that needs it!
DON'T MISS OUT ON THIS FABULOUS ISSUE! GET IT NOW IN THE STORE:
My LOW for this week was that on last Friday my little family got in a car accident. We were coming home from an amusement park and someone ahead of us stopped really fast. We had to swerve to miss 2 cars and we ran into the cement block on the side headfirst. Luckily we didn't hit ANYONE and none of us got hurt. Just scared us. We were able to drive the van home, but there was some small damage to the front....the grill, the bumper, the lights. We have been without our only working vehicle all week and it is still in the shop. We won't get it back until Tuesday and I am just hoping it doesn't cost too much. My hubby had to get a ride to work and has stayed at work all week - so I've been missing him, worried about our financial situation and just scared. But on the up side - it could have been TONS TONS TONS worse, so I am very grateful to my Heavenly Father for protecting us!
My HIGH for this week is that last week (wow it seems so much longer ago) my hubby spent 3 days in Park City for his work's planning retreat. His boss had given him a 16gb ipod touch as a thank you for his hard work and since he already has an 80gb ipod - my Joey gave the ipod touch to me! I NEVER thought I would actually enjoy an ipod, but I truly do! For the first time, I am actually listening to an audio book and it has totally helped me get through my hard week and even helped me get through cleaning the house - LOVE IT! I haven't been listening to music much lately and so this has allowed me to do that and so much fun!
Another HIGH is that my hubby and I actually got to have a date last weekend. We went to a musical play (not that great, but hey, we were still out together and that was wonderful)! We went with some friends and so it was fun to laugh and talk and just be together!
And I do have a freebie for you this week! My dear SISTER BY HEART, Georgia and I are creating our signature SISTERS BY HEART Kit right now and I have a scatterz freebie for you that coordinates with it! Stay tuned for more news when we get the kit done!
EVERYONE HAVE A GREAT, FUN, SAFE, LABOR DAY WEEKEND!
Thursday, August 28, 2008
So one of my bestest friends, Brianne, tagged me today.
List 3 joys, 3 fears, 3 goals, 3 current obsessions/collections, and 3 random surprises about yourself.
1. My Family - including my hubby, my kids, my parents, my siblings, etc.
2. That I am able to work at home doing my design work.
3. My friends - even though all my close friends don't live by me - I am lucky enough to be able to read blogs, email, and some of my close friends I have ever only met online! Crazy life! I miss growing up in Orderville and going to college with my friends - but I still feel close to them and I love that!
1. I am totally afraid that my house will burn down and destroy my whole life.
2. I hate spiders!
3. I'm scared that my son JJ (he's autistic) will never be able to live a normal life on his own.
1. I keep promising myself that I am going to get a schedule where my life will be completely balanced and organized so that I keep the house clean, get my design work done, spend quality time with my kids, etc. But I'm afraid it keeps just being a goal.
2. I just reached one of my goals to have 100 products in my Digital Scrapbooking stores! Wahoo! Now, I need to go for 200!
3. I want to lose at least 50 pounds.
1. Computers/Designing are definitely an obsession of mine! I can't stay away from the computer too long or I go crazy!
2. Movies/Books - I spend way too much time watching movies/tv and reading and my hubby and I have the movie/book collections to prove it!
3. I collect Precious Moment Figurines. Haven't gotten a new one in a long time (too expensive), but I love them!
SURPRISES (Okay, I'm with Brianne on this one - it's hard!)
1. Joey came home from his work planning retreat last week where his boss had given him a 16gb ipod touch. Since he already has a 80gb ipod, he gave the ipod touch to me! Wahoo!
2. JJ has done so well at going to all-day 1st grade this year! At least this is a surprise to me! I thought it was really going to be a hard thing since it is a new school, new teacher, new friends, longer schedule, etc. But it's actually gone extremely well - he's tireder, but I think he's doing really well.
3. I REALLY love the Twilight book series. I never thought I would get into them - I mean come on vampires - but I LOVE them! And after hearing so many bad reviews about the last book, I was really surprised that I actually enjoyed it too. And it even led me to watch the Buffy/Angel Series that I never thought I would like, but I do! Go figure!
AND I TAG EVERYONE WHO COMES TO MY BLOG AND READS THIS TODAY! HEHEHEHEHE
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Don't forget to join me for my HnH - Silly MonkeyZ Chat tonight in the 3Scrapateers Chatroom at 10pm EST! Tonight is the last night to get half the kit for half price! Tomorrow all my Silly MonkeyZ Kits go to full price and in all stores!
And don't forget Wednesday night's crop as we meet Digitals Featured Designer, DEA SPINA!
THANKS AND HOPE TO SEE YOU IN THE CHATROOM
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Don't forget about my HnH Deal this week! You only have until Tuesday evening to get my Silly MonkeyZ Kit for half off!
For all the details go HERE!
Saturday, August 23, 2008
...YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO! You want to buy this wonderful kit by my dear friend Georgia and I! ScoopZ is fabulous for all those summer and ice cream photos! The perfect treat for a hot day! And this kit is HUGE! Well worth the price! It's like 2 kits in 1!
Get it now in the store HERE!
THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Friday, August 22, 2008
My HIGH for this week is that I have actually gotten a lot done this week! I think it really helped that JJ is now in a full-day of school. Although I miss him - it's really nice to have several hours of time that I don't have to stop the fighting between my kids. LOL My daughter has been getting more mommy time and JJ is really liking school. I am actually amazed that our transition to school has been so good. JJ has been a little extra tired, but is really seeming to like everything, so YAY! So we are starting to get on a schedule and I'm hoping to be able to balance my time much better now!
Another AMAZING high for me this week is that my dear friend, Georgia Oliver (Dreams Ink Digital Designs) and I have joined together as SISTERS BY HEART DESIGNS and we have our first collab kit out!
Please check it out in the store HERE and I really hope you get it because it is HUGE and really fun!
My LOW for this week is that my hubby has been gone for a few days for a work planning retreat. I always miss him when he is gone. But he is now back and we have a wonderful day planned for today! We are taking JJ out of school and going to go with some friends to Lagoon (amusement park) - and then Joey and I have a date later this evening to go to PRIDE AND PREJUDICE - a musical. I can't wait. I feel very lucky to have a hubby who loves going to the theatre as much as I do. (Joey did technical theatre in high school - ran the lights/music, built the stages, etc). So I'm excited to have him back!
So I'm going to just make this automatically post at midnight on Friday and so I can spend my day with my family! I hope you all have a great weekend!
I have a great freebie for you today too! An extra ScatterZ element that coordinates with the kit that we (Sisters by Heart) released this week called SCOOPZ! Enjoy!
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Please join me, Tuesday, August 26th
at 10:00 pm EST in the 3Scrapateers' chatroom
for this week's Half-n-Half chat which will feature
my brand-new kit, SILLY MONKEYZ
NOW available for ONLY $3.00!
I look forward to seeing everyone for some FUN,
fellowship and yes, there will be a wonderful coordinating freebie!
Check out the freebie you can ONLY get at the crop!
Purchase SILLY MONKEYZ in the store HERE!
Post a layout in the 3S Half-n-Half gallery HERE!
by MIDNIGHT EST, Wednesday, August 27th,
to receive the second half of this FUN
mega kit as a FREE posting bonus! Here is a SNEAK-PEEK!
AND check out these extra coordinating products!
SILLY MONKEYZ - TEARZ ADD-ON
SILLY WORD ALBUM - BOY
SILLY WORD ALBUM - GIRL
Here's how HnH Kits work:
1. Purchase SILLY MONKEYZ for 50% off HERE
2. Post a layout (using the kit) by 11:59pm EST time by Wednesday, August 27th in the
appropriate HnH gallery and you will get the 2nd half of the kit FREE!
3. Attend the HnH crop at 10pm EST on Tuesday, August 26th in
the Chatroom for some fun, friends and FREEBIES
If you can't make it to the crop at least post a layout so you can get the other 1/2 of the Silly MonkeyZ Kit FREE. Because remember the 2nd Half of the kit is only available to those who post their completed layouts in the proper gallery by the deadline. If you miss it, you'll have to purchase the full price kit...so get those layouts in!
ENJOY AND HOPE TO SEE YOU AT THE CROP!
I really look forward to seeing all your layouts!
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
My LOW for this week is that we are going through another bad financial month. I really hate money!
My HIGH for this week is that I have just gotten tons done in designing lately - still behind- but getting caught up! I finished my Silly MonkeyZ Kit, plus an Add-on and 2 SILLY Word Albums (coming soon). Finished another kit - TearZ U, plus a Cosmo Cricket album for it as well and now I am hoping to finish one more kit this weekend! Also coming up, I am working on the next issue of ScrapStyle ezine that should be available September 1st.
I am working on an Ice Cream Kit with my good friend, Georgia Oliver (DreamsInk Designs). I'm hoping to finish the kit this weekend, but we'll see how it goes. Because we are only in one store together, we are going to each do a kit with the same swatch and sell them separately, but get them both for some great coordinating elements/papers! We are hoping to do more kits together and our design name is SISTERS BY HEART!
Anyways, ice cream is my favorite food, so I figured I ought to do an ice cream kit! My kit is going to feature some great Ice Cream Bears and sprinkles and fun things, so look for my SCOOPZ kit next week! In the meantime, I have a little freebie for you that coordinates with it! Hope you can use it!
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Please join me tonight for another Designer Spotlight Crop! We will have Silvia Romeo with us - YAY!
HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!
Friday, August 8, 2008
Yay it's Friday again! I love weekends because it means that my hubby doesn't have to work and we can be together as a family for 2-3 days! Love it!
My LOW for this week - well let's just say that it has to do with that time of the month and leave it at that.
My HIGH for this week - It's no secret that my hubby and I's favorite thing to do together is watch movies/tv shows. This week we have gotten into a habit of after the kids are in bed we have watched at least one episode of a tv show in bed together. I love cuddling up and watching movies together...just is so fun! This week it has been Eureka and a little bit of Buffy (see below).
So one of the things I do to get creative is that I watch movies/tv shows as I design. My laptop screen is usually half used to design and the other half is a little screen to watch movies on. I don't know why that works for me, but it does. So I have spent hours and hours watching movies/tv and getting projects done. My most recent thing is that I have really gotten into watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. I NEVER would have believed that I would want to watch these shows - but in combination of really loving Stephanie Meyer's Twilight Book Series and loving David Boreanaz on Bones (yea, got a little crush going right now on David), I decided to give it a shot. And now I am totally hooked. I can hardly pry myself away from my computer. Right now I am on Buffy Season 6/Angel Season 3 and I have just really enjoyed it. I am amazed how much I get into tv shows..the characters truly become real to me and it's really great that I can just go get involved in something else for awhile before having to get back into my real world. Yep, I watch way too much tv!
We are leaving in about an hour to go to meet with JJ's teacher for this upcoming school year. JJ is going to a new school - a special autistic small group classroom, so I am really hoping that it will good for him. I can't believe he starts 1st grade on August 18th!
I'm trying to decide whether or not to get Beth into a preschool this year. I hadn't really thought about it until yesterday, so I'm really late going on it. She would love it and it would probably be nice to have a couple of days a week that she could go be with friends and learn. Unfortunately we are back to only having 1 working vehicle right now and Joey usually takes it to work, but maybe we could work something out a couple days a week. Now to find something inexpensive, but worthwhile and available here in the Orem/Provo - anyone know of one?
So I have been working on a new kit. It is due August 15th and will be the 3Scrapateers Half-n-Half Deal on August 26th, so I got just a week left to get it done, but I think I can make it. As a sneak preview, I have created a little freebie for you all that coordinates with it. So look for SILLY MONKEYZ in the store soon!
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!
That's right! Today is a special day 8-8-08! And in celebration of that - JUST FOR TODAY - you can get my SCHOOL TEARZ Kit for 80% off!
So go to my DIGITALS STORE and get it NOW!
Also in celebration of the 29th Summer Olympics - Digitals is having a store-wide 29% off sale starting today until August 24th! So don't miss out on all the GREAT SALES!
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Friday, August 1, 2008
Hello everyone! I'm sorry that I didn't do High/Low last week - I figured with the Polar Blog Express Freebies that it would do ya! :)
My LOW for this week is that I have totally let myself go this week. I was trying to just relax and be lazy, but it was kind of more than that...I did dishes, but the rest of the house is just a disaster - I hardly got out of my sweats all week. Kind of in a bit of a depression or something. And what made it worse was that I just couldn't concentrate on anything and those stupid nagging voices in my head kept saying that I needed to clean the house and do stuff with the kids. I should have listened to it. I really want to find a balance between everything so I get it all done and still feel good about myself - I am really feeling not good about how much weight I have gained lately - I hate exercise, but I just need to find something that I can do at home and just DO IT. ...oh well, it's the weekend and I'll start fresh on Monday right?
My HIGH for the week was that I finished the book I was illustrating! It feels really good to get that done and I feel so proud of what I accomplished! Thank you all for commenting in the previous post about what you will buy! It's so exciting for me! I think I will most likely purchase some of both the paperback and hardback books - so stay tuned - hopefully I can get them for my blog within the next month or so. I just can't wait for the proof to come so I can actually see it all in print! SO EXCITING for me!
DESIGN UPDATE: So I have cutback a little bit on my responsibilities. I've stopped hosting the Digitals Quickies Challenge and the 3S My Favorite Things Crop/Challenge. But I do have a new ScatterZ Forum Challenge at 3S and I just made the August posting, so go check that out. Last month I had a total of 10 crops! Can you believe that? In August I have my weekly Wednesday crops, plus I will be hosting another 3S HnH crop on August 26th - so I only have 5 crops this month! I will also be trying to finish 3 kits this month, plus the next ScrapStyle ezine issue will be coming out on September 1st, so I will need to do it! So hopefully I can get all of this done this month!
PERSONAL LIFE UPDATE: I have actually really enjoyed being with my kids this summer. It has been so hot, so we really haven't spent much time outside. I really should take them out more, but I don't handle heat well, so I haven't done that. We have spent a lot of time inside, watching movies together - which is our family favorite thing to do. We've been able to be all together a lot and it's been fun to go to a couple of movies at the theatre and spending Friday nights watching Daddy play raquetball and going to dinner with friends. I can't believe Summer is almost over. JJ starts 1st Grade on August 18th. He will be going to a special autistic small classroom - which I think will be good for him. He will be going ALL-DAY this year...I am really nervous how that is going to be for both him and me. But I'm sure after making the adjustment we'll be okay. He's been a little more emotional lately and he has a hard time knowing what to do with his emotions, so he lashes out - mostly on his sister, so we are still trying to handle that one. But he can be such a delight too. It's so fun to see him learning and he always surprises me with his memory - he just remembers everything. He's been really attaching himself to stuffed animals lately. It's kind of cute. Beth is doing good - I just can't believe she is 3 and she is just such a girl. Her emotions change constantly...but mostly she is either really happy or really grumpy...there's not much in between LOL. She loves her ponies and dolls. Both of the kids really love playing outside, watching movies, and pretend play. I love it when they actually get along together - which is really small moments where they will play together.I really crave those moments and have learned to just sit and watch and enjoy when they are actually doing good together, because they just have this love-hate relationship most of the time! LOL One of the greatest things that we did lately (at least for me) was last weekend. We had a few sparklers so we let the kids do that in front of the house and it started to rain. And we just let the kids run around in the rain, me and Joey danced a bit and ran around with them in the rain. Such a relaxing, fun, romantic thing for me. It was just so peaceful. I really love rain. I don't have any photos of the experience (dang it) but it will remain a special experience to me. I hope it rains again soon.
Anyways, so I put together a little collage of my latest photos that I thought would be fun to share (I put this together in like a minute - so it's nothing spectactular):
And I do have a freebie for you today! I created a little textured solid paper pack for you! I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for all of your support and have a great weekend!