Saturday, December 19, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Anyway, I have so much to get done before he gets here on Friday. He has ordered up a special menu of things that are not easy to come by in Barrow, or should I say of things that are way too pricey there. I know that dieting is out until he goes home at the first of the year so I am not even going to think about the calories for 2 weeks!
Yesterday was the Christmas dinner for work. The dinner was good, but the "death by chocolate" cake was the high point of the evening. Dark chocolate cake that was so moist it dissolved in your mouth!! Connect the layers with a fudge sauce, cover the whole thing with a fudge sauce topped with shaved chocolate. Okay, you get the picture... the scales will be yelling "GET OFF" after all of that! LOL.
Here is the second Quick Page that Jan has made using From Christmas Past. If you enjoy them, please leave a comment so that she will see it. Be sure to stop back later in the week for the others. I won't have time for big posts, but there are still 2 QP's after this one.
Until next time, hugs to all! Jan
Friday, December 11, 2009
Jan, from my creative team, has made some lovely Quick Pages with this kit. You can download this one HERE.
I will be posting links for 3 more free Quick Pages during this week. Hope you will enjoy them!
Hugs to all,
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Don't forget to turn your clocks back an hour when you go to bed. Hubby will be crying boo hoo because he hates this time of year. Being a night owl all of my life, I really don't mind the extra hours of darkness. Since it will be too dark to be outside, I have an excuse to sit in the computer chair and work on scrap kits.
Be sure to come back on the 1st (tomorrow at midnight) for my part of the ADSD Blog Train - Gingerbread Christmas. This time I will be putting a corresponding kit in my shops.
There is so much more to tell you, but I have to get ready for the goblins. Talk to you soon and until then.... Hugs to all, Jan
Monday, October 26, 2009
This weekend was the City's Halloween Party for the kids. I got to help decorate on Friday after work and then Saturday was lots of fun with the kids. My little pirate was there to enjoy the games and dancing. Yes, the little stinker did the Limbo when gramma was not looking!! I was so bummed that I didn't get a picture. There were tons of kids and they all seemed to have a great time. I put an album with pictures over at Facebook if you can see them there. If you can't I will share my little Pirate here!
Be sure to save the 29th at 9:30 Eastern time to visit Genealogy Chat (see the attendance bonus in prior posts) and remember to stop back here on Nov. 1st for my part of the Gingerbread Christmas Blog Train.
Until later, hugs to all!
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Hugs to All,
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Just 2 months and my son will be home for a visit from Alaska. It is so hard with him being so far away and knowing the conditions there are not great. (He lives in Barrow. Google that sometime!) It will be absolutely wonderful to have him home for the Christmas holidays. Even better, my nephew is leaving Iraq this week and he and his wife will also be joining us for a couple days at that time too. It will be so nice for the grown kids to all be together again. It's been a while!
I have closed my CT call and will be making a post later about the lovely ladies who will be working with my kits. The second store is loaded now and we are making plans at Ivy Scraps for a Grand Opening. Watch here for details. I know that this is a busy time of year for everyone, but don't forget the font and recipe challenges at Moo Two. The recipe challenge this time is Soup and the weather is perfect for sharing those recipes. Oh and remember there is a chat on the 29th for Genealogy. Terry put up a great lesson last month and we are still discussing it and answering questions. We'd love to have you and those who attend will pick up this mini kit free. If you miss it, then you will find it in my stores in November sometime.
I'm off to take advantage of some free time while DH is off fishing with the guys. Until the next time... Hugs to all, Jan
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
With 2 stores and the possibility of a third very soon, I am in need of a CT. :) Please see the Ad for details. Can't wait to see who joins the team. (CT CALL has been CLOSED, thanks!)
I have posted a Blinkie here on the blog, be sure to grab it!
Have a great weekend and Hugs to All, Jan
Friday, September 18, 2009
That was the first good thing this week. The second is that I've started putting kits into the shop at Moo Two Designs. If you missed a chat bonus or a couple of the blog freebies, you can now find them in the store. If you shop before the end of Sept. you can get them for 40% off. I will be adding more in the next few days and still have another bit of news to tell you all :) Good things are all around this week!!
Remember that we have a genealogy chat at Moo Two Designs on Thursday, Sept. 24th at 9:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Terry is going to start another lesson in the forum. Please check it out and bring your questions to the chat! We look forward to being able to help you with questions and to finding information and links that will be helpful to you. I will also have some little goody to give away just for those attending chat. Hope we will see you there.
Monday, September 7, 2009
Saturday, September 5, 2009
I hope that you are enjoying the first day of your long weekend. My weekend is going to be loaded with work, but that was my choice. The new laptop is here and I've been busy copying all of the CU files over there. I've got lots of designing to do ;)
It's so hard to believe that it is Sept. already. This is my busy time of year at the office and we are entering my favorite time of year. I just love the fall and winter holidays with all the family in one place for huge meals that make you miserable and lazy. I am waiting for a definite word that my son will be coming home from AK this year for Christmas. He's been gone a year and I miss him so much!!
Okay, so there are 2 of the exciting things going on in life at the moment. Ready for some more??
I have been invited to open a shop at Moo Two Designs and I'm so excited!! There is so much to be done yet, but I am hoping to have some things in my shop by the end of the month. I'll add a post when it is official, so keep an eye out here.
I am working on another bit of good news, but do not have all of the details yet. With this one will be the home of my new heritage challenge. (Please don't forget the genealogy lessons and chat at Moo Two either.)
Okay, off to finish up the networking job and then to get busy. Have a safe an happy Labor Day weekend.
Hugs to all,
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
I have a secret and will be posting it here in just a few days. Be sure to watch for it and hopefully a freebie to go along with it.
Hugs to all,
Sunday, July 19, 2009
My friend Terry (withnuts) at Moo Two Designs has started to put genealogy lessons together for all of us (yep, you too) and she has posted the 1st lesson here. There is a lot of great information in the first lesson, sure to get you jump-started on that family tree! Please be sure to visit the forum and check it out. Yell with any questions.
Now, if that was not enough to be jumping and shouting about, a friend called me just a while ago. There is a huge scrapbook (uh huh, I said scrapbook) that needs to be copied and digitized. I will be leaving here in a short while to go and have a look see. He said the pages are huge, so I am thinking that scanning is going to be out of the question. Anyway, the things in the scrapbook pertain to local area folks who served in World War II. It will be wonderful to share that information with folks, via my genealogy web site Genealogy Pit Stop, and to work at digitizing the actual documents, news articles, etc. for the use of future generations. I'm not sure why I get so excited about work, but I just can't stop smiling today.
Oh and one last thing... you can buy Royanna Fritschmann's entire store (CU included) at Divine Digital for $25. I have been downloading files for 3 days!!!!
So, hurry on over to Moo Two and check out the genealogy lesson. Then stop over at Divine Digital and Royanna has some great kits for working with your heritage album. Don't forget to mark you calendars for the genealogy chat at Moo Two on the 30th at 9:30 Eastern time and I promise I will have the attendance bonus finished by then. Whew.... Okay I am done rattling now!
Hugs to all,
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
Credits: Template by Gloria Val Verde - Red, White and Blue Mega Kit by DSP Designers - Stock Exchange photos (Magnolia photo)
Credits: Red, White and Blue Mega Kit by DSP Designers
Credits: Laimeta kit, Blossom Kit by Gail P. at Moo Two Designs - Word Art by Tina Chambers
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Hugs to All, Jan
I used Woodlands Walk kit, created by Lauren Bavin
I used Canyon Cliffs kit, created by Lauren Bavin
Again, I used Canyon Cliffs kit by Lauren Bavin
Friday, July 3, 2009
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Today was Cool Kids Day at the Credit Union in the building where our office suite is located. Since I opened an account for my DGS when he was born, he gets to come see Gramma at the office and then we go down to see what is happening. This year it was Pirates and he loved his hat and eye patch. A pirate girl made parrots of balloons and put one on his shoulder. He told me that this get up was his new favorite scariest outfit and he might just wear it for Halloween. You have to know Ryley, but it was really funny. Check out my little Pirate!!! Until the next time, Hugs to all!! Jan
Thursday, June 18, 2009
This kit will be given as an attendance bonus for the Moo Two Genealogy Chat on Thursday, June 25th at 9 p.m. Eastern time. Bring your questions with you. Everyone is great at sharing ideas and tips.
DH and I are going to head off for a long weekend away from everything. I am so excited that I've packed already LOL!! The auditor finally left at the close of today!! The audit has been complete for over a week, but he had to type up all of his reports and findings :( Anyway, he has gone, we've made arrangements for the fur-baby while we are away and I can't wait until time to head out. I'm taking both cameras and hope to have tons of photos to scrap with when we get back. There is also rain in the forecast for each day and DH is really starting to worry that I will actually make him take me to the Cumberland Mall Ha Ha!! See you when we get back and don't forget to mark you calendar for the chat at Moo Two.
Hugs to all,
Saturday, June 13, 2009
I'll be putting the new Font and Recipe Challenges up at Moo Two later this evening. We are going to use a font called "Lipstick Traces" this month and below is a layout that I created using the posting bonus. I think it will be a fun font to work with and can't wait to see what everyone comes up with.
The Recipe Challenge this month is Summer Salads and below is a recipe LO that I have created using the posting bonus. The recipe is from A Taste Of Home. I love their recipes!! Won't you share a recipe this month?! Hope to see your LO in the gallery. Hugs to all, Jan
I used Friends kit by GAP Scraps (Gail P.) over at Moo Two Designs Forum. It is the kit used for Needle In The Haystack Challenge from May 15th to June 14th. Clues are posted daily in the challenge forum to help you find the pieces of the kit. Christine does a wonderful job of pointing them out - sometimes with the links right there. ;) The kit is not only given for this period, but the pieces remain in place for a while after the month ends. It doesn't take a lot of effort to collect them and if you miss a day (which I am terrible about doing) the link is still there. Okay, enough chatter about that.
Little Molly is the daughter of my cousin. She was born prematurely and had a terrible reaction to the meds used on her mother in the delivery room. Although she had a terrible beginning and almost didn't make it, you can see she is doing well. Can you tell that is her grandma holding her?? LOL!!
I am off to finish the things I need to so that I can get the new challenges posted at Moo Two and here for you too see too! Watch for that post later today or late this evening. Hugs to all, Jan
Monday, June 8, 2009
You can download it
Monday, June 1, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Recently our dear friend, Trish had a Breast Cancer scare
and she decided to use her experience to remind and encourage
others to take exams regularly.Early detection is vital!
So all of her friends
at the Digi Design Academy (and Trish herself) have put together this
great mega kit for all of you! A donation is not required of course, but
would be greatly appreciated. The charity that Trish has chosen as the
benefactor is www.breastcancer.org and the donation button below will take you
directly to the site to donate if you wish.
This bright and fun mega kit contains:
50+ beautiful papers!
70+ incredible elements!
4 amazing full size alpha sets!
and set of 5 lovely word art pieces!
This is my part:
Download my contribution here.
And here's the blogroll for the rest of
the contributions to this great mega kit!
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Hugs to all,
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Friday, May 1, 2009
This is the first Blog Train that I've participated in and I'm very excited to be a part of it. This is my little part and you can download it here. Be sure to follow the links below and collect all the pieces.
Now follow the TRAIN to more fabulous FREEBIES:
Panda Bear Designs
Shel Belle Scraps
Linda's Dream Designs
Broken Jar Creations
My Treasured Scraps
Wendy & Sarah
88 Designs By M
Foxy Lady Creation
My Sweet Tater
Waite For The Moment Designs You Are Here
Grunge And Roses
Disaster In Design
Pink Mary Jane
by God's design
Cre8ive Formula Designs
Allie Kat Creations
Purple Dragonfly Creations
Michelle's Digital Fun Place
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Credits: Template by Lori, Lazy Afternoon kit by MrsJayBob at Moo Two Designs
Credits: Hearts and Love kit by Froggy Pond Designs
Friday, April 10, 2009
I took half the day off today to just chill before all the work for the Easter dinner and company. I selfishly took the afternoon to do just what I wanted to do. I worked at organizing files and checking out some of the great challenges at my new home and downloaded some free kits so that I can put some things into the gallery to support the designers there. Anyway, over at Moo Two there is a Friday Night Speed Scrap. Ms. Jordan provides you with a kit to use for the scrap and during an hour long chat, she gives the instructions about every 10 minutes or so as you go along. After chat, you have an hour to post in the gallery and add a link and then you will be given a free posting bonus. I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to do it, but I made it and this is what I was able to do in that hour that we were chatting and working:
The kit is called Craft Bin and was provided by Ms. Jordan at Moo Two Designs. I hope you can come and check it out some Friday.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
and you can grab the freebie HERE.
If I don't get a chance to post here again before the weekend, Happy Easter everyone.
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Excuse the dust while I try on a few things to give the blog its own image. I'm new to much of this, so please be kind.
I'm so happy that you stopped by!! Since I have decided to leave SAS, I will be looking for a new home for my Heritage Challenge and will just put the things I've made for a posting bonus on the blog as freebies.
This will be the first one and you can grab it