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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Turkey Day!

A big Gobble, Gobble to you, my cyber friends. I've been MIA thanks to a power surge that gobbled up my computer. Luckily, I was able to get it fixed and save my work, thanks to my hubby. I must admit that I'm not a huge fan of the traditional turkey dinner, but let's talk about that dessert. My favorite is a chocolate pecan pie that my mom makes that is to die for yummy. I guess it won't be a very good example for my kids if I skip dinner and go straight to dessert. I have worked on a few cards to add to the shop, and I paid for some advertising through Etsy on Saturday so I'm hoping to have a 1st sale soon. Keep your fingers crossed for me. Good news for my fellow digi-scrappers, I'm setting up my file sharing account and I should have some freebies up for grabs very soon! I wish you all a very happy Turkey Day.


Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Digital Scrapbooking Mag no more...

at least in paper form, and I'm so sad. My lovely hubby got it for me as an anniversary present (I know, I know, geeky, but it showed how well he knows me). And now, after 2 issues, I won't get anymore. I hope they at least have an online version. There is just something so yummy about snuggling up with a great read, a warm cup of English Breakfast and getting creative juices flowing. To this end, I snuggled up with my computer and a Starbuck's White Mocha and found inspiration in this month's copy, a layout by Melinda Alexander, and created this card.

It's a phase, right?

Ok, I do realize that a parent-teacher conference for a 3 year-old is not the pressure cooker event that it will eventually be when he starts getting grades, but it was exciting nonetheless. It was a little weird to be on the other side of the coin, listening to all the advice I once gave my parents. (For those who don't know, I was an elementary school teacher for 9 years before my son came along). My little Monkey, as I affectionately call my 3 year-old son, has been a bit ambivalent about the whole school thing from the start. It's not that he doesn't want to be apart from me, he just wants to be able to do his own thing. I know I'll be grateful for this independence one day, but today it was still hard to hear how he has trouble following directions. Doubly hard, I know how difficult school can be for kids that don't follow directions. So, we will continue to work on it at home, and hope that much of it is this 3 year-old phase of testing all of his limits so much of the time. And, by the way, I can tell you mamas with the older children are grinning right now, remembering how your kids tested you, too. I will get through this, right?

Friday, November 14, 2008

Am I the only one...

pouring over those toy catalogs that come in the mail. Yes, I do give my 3 year old a chance to look at them and my baby loves to tear them up. But not before I scour through them looking for gifts and secretly picking out the things I would have liked as a kid. They are selling "anniversary" edition Cabbage Patch dolls this year, 25 years since I begged my parents for one to no avail. Sigh, it can be rough realizing that even you age. Is it bad if I buy the doll for my daughter, and I just "foster care" it for her until she's ready? Yes, I'm a geek, but a creative one tonight. Here's another card I'm putting up in the shop.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


I've put up a few more cards in my store, yeah me. I also spent the afternoon getting my business license, which sounds worse than it really was. They were very helpful and efficient, completely not what I expected from the government! Anyway, I am offical now, and with my new tax id number I can expand my printing options. Now, if I can just get someone to buy a card. ;) Here is a new Christmas card I made tonight, as well as a fun moving card I made for a friend that just moved to Texas.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

If you can't buy them, make them...

I'm taking a great class over at Digital Scrapbook Place and I've learned how to make digital beads, FUN stuff. Here's what I worked on tonight while watching my new guilty pleasure...Privileged on the CW channel.

Love the life you live

Isn't that a great saying? It caught my eye while browsing through Sunday's circulars and it's stuck with me. I just feel so blessed right now, with a great husband and 2 healthy kids. Sure, I may wish I had a bigger house or even one without drafts around the windows, but at the end of the day I have all I've ever wanted within these four walls. I was reading Summer Driggs blog, summertimedesigns.blogspot.com (she gives great digital freebies) and a friend of hers has just learned her baby (9 months old I think) has cancer and she just finished her first round of chemo. Can you imagine? I've prayed everyday for a family I've never met, hoping that their little girl named Bree beats this ugly disease.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

I did it...

I finally got my first card up on Etsy (along with a million other designers), but maybe somebody will like my designs better! I have more to put up in the shop, but I'm too tired to finish it tonight. I'm excited to get my first order, well I hope I get a first order really. Wish me luck...

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


That's the sound heard 'round our house lately. I don't know about you, but cold season has exhausted me already and it just started. My littlest 'mater has had her 2nd ear infection in one month. Anywho, that explains my lack of creativity this week. I have had time to put together my customization menu that I'm pretty happy with. I should be able to list my first items once they're finalized, maybe by this weekend instead?