Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!!

We only have a couple more hours until all the tiny tots come knocking on the door. Mind you, we live in a spot that we don't always have the most ghosts and goblins but I so love to see the little faces when they pick the candy from the basket. It is even more fun now when the grands come to the door.

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

A New Week!

The store at Deco Pages is open now :) I have such a hard time with new things LOL!! Finally figured out that I had missed a step in the tut and from there things went fine. Anyway, look for some special things coming up there in the near future.

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!
Jan

Thursday, October 22, 2009

New store coming soon

I have decided to join the design team over at Deco-Pages! I'm so excited to be able to be a part of the team. I should have my things loaded into the store by the time the weekend is out. Please stop by and say hello! On December 1st, I will be taking over the Scrap By The Number Challenge. Check out the challege and see how it works. I'll be making a kit to be given as the challenge reward. I'm just getting my bearings but it will be lots of fun, I'm sure. They have a new Welcome Kit that starts on the 1st of Nov. When it goes live, I will post a preview of my contribution here on the blog. Anyway, do stop by and say hello. Everyone there is very friendly and helpful.

Hugs to All,
Jan

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Where does time go?

It seems so hard to believe that we are almost to the middle of October already. My DGS is looking forward to putting on his "dead pirate" outfit and tricking everyone on Halloween. The trees here are beginning to take on the beautiful colors of autumn and with the rain we've had, they are already starting to pile on the ground. I just love the colors of fall, the crisp morning air and the sound of the leaves under my feet as I walk along. I am not a huge fan of what comes next, but the fall has always been my favorite time of year.

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

Color Challenge kit Freebie

I took the time this month to participate in the Paint The Barn challenge at Moo Two Designs. Here is a preview of the kit and you can download it HERE.



Hugs, Jan

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Another store and a CT Call

I have been invited to set up shop over at IVY SCRAPS. I've started loading things into the shop there and hope that you will all stop by. I have found a home for our Heritage Challenge!!! Grand Opening is looking like November, so please keep an eye out here for details. Designers are still signing on and details are shaping up for Grand Opening.

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