Sunday, July 19, 2009

Happy Days!

I apologize for not having a freebie on here recently. It seems that I am running in a huge circle and not gaining ground sometimes. I'll get there, I know I will! I wanted to share a couple of things with all of you. For those who know me outside of the digiscrap loop and as some of you are learning, Genealogy is the other love of my life. There is something about the challenges it creates and I don't think many things compare to being able to help someone trace their family tree. Many acts of kindness have fallen my way and I try to pay them forward whenever I can. Okay, you say, so what has this to do with you...

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

New Challenges are Up

I've posted the new Font and Recipe Challenges over at Moo Two. We are using the font "Walt Disney" this time. The recipe challenge is all about Strawberries and I would love it if you would share your favorite recipe with us. Hugs, Jan

Monday, July 13, 2009

Time for Scrapping

I had some time over the weekend to play with my digital scrap kits, old ones and new ones. ;) I haven't taken the time to make any pages for a while and had forgotten just how much I enjoy it. I hope I can do it again soon as there are so many photos I need to get into layouts. Here are some of the ones from the weekend:

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

Sharing Vacation

We had such a wonderful time when we were away and I took so many photos. This weekend I've taken some time to play with them and thought I would share some of the results. There are so many more to work with and so little time! I need to be getting the new challenges ready for Moo Two and promise that I'll be doing another freebie very soon. Until then, I hope you enjoy these shared layouts.
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

Happy 4th of July!

Hi All! Popping in here to say hello and wish everyone a safe and happy 4th of July! We have a full day planned tomorrow. We will put the old Chevy truck in a local car show and leave from there to let the grands ride in the truck, throwing candy in the city parade. This year they had a choice of rides in the parade and they still wanted to go in Pappy's old truck!! In the evening it will be off to the other grandma's house for a BBQ and to watch the fireworks. Everyone always has such a wonderful time. I'll eat way too much because it is so good when I don't have to cook ;)~ That's okay, I'll have Sunday to recover. Have fun everyone and be Safe!! Hugs to all, Jan