Thursday, June 9, 2011

So many things and so little time!!

Our son will be home for R&R very soon and I just know that I will forget all about posting the things I need to on this blog.  Tom is home from AK now and look how poorly I do at this anyway LOL!!

I should have lots of photos to post and to scrap when the boys have gone.  Tom hates the camera but I may have to get tough with him.  Speaking of photos, don't forget the new challenges have started at Ivy Scraps and we would love to have you join us there.  Recipe challenge this month is for salads (grab one or two and free up some time so you can scrap!!).  Heritage challenge is favorite memories with your father or grandfather.  All challenges completed are awarded Ivy Leaves which may be used in the store to discount your order or even get some free things.   The more challenges you complete the more leaves you collect.  Double leaves are awarded when you use Ivy Scraps products.  What are you waiting for?   Come over and join us!

Heritage Chat this month at Ivy Scraps will be on June 30th (after I've sent my boys back to their temporary homes) and I hope to see some of you there.  I'll be giving the links to download Aunt Tina's Treasures kit free during the chat.  Easy to have it, just show up and get the links.  Details:

Come join us for Heritage Chat on Thursday, June 30th at 8:00 pm Eastern time and get Aunt Tina's Treasures FREE! The download links will be given during our chat. Hope we will see you there.

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We are also working on a charity kit over at Ivy Scraps!  It is open to everyone, not just established Ivy Scraps designers.  So, hurry over and sign up to lend a hand.  Here are the details:

Anyone may contribute to "Helping Hands" and all sales will be donated to Samaritan's Purse to help the flood and tornado ravaged areas.
If you want to join us, please post in this thread. Previews should be posted here also.
Your contributions should be ready no later than June 30th. There is no required amount of papers/elements, etc.

Use this color palette:

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For non-Ivy-Scraps designers, if you'd like to add to the kit, pm Meegan or Jan a link to your kit from a sharing site, and we will make sure it gets added to the kit.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Here we go again

No apologies because it seems that my good intentions fall by the wayside no matter what. With Tom home, some remodeling and Shay soon to be home, most things around the Waite house are on hold. We are having a family gathering today and that will conclude a very busy 3 day weekend. I had intended to scrap some photos or even start on the Heritage Chat freebie, but it hasn't happened. Oh, I started some papers last night... love the colors but it just didn't happen the way I thought it would. Maybe next week LOL!!

The rain has taken a break and we have been eating way too much. I've decided that diets are way overrated! Seriously, it is very hard to find time to walk or exercise when your routine has been drastically altered. In a few weeks I'll try it again.

We went to a cook out on Saturday to celebrate my niece's 28th birthday. The sun was out in full force that day and I'm surprised that Ryley didn't look like a lobster at the end of the time we were there. Of course he was running in and out of the house and that makes a difference.  Everyone had a good time though, even Pap and Chloe.

 
Today we are grilling at our house and then when the food is put away, it will be time to settle back into the work week.  I must be getting old because I love when it quiets back down these days!
I will be putting the last Heritage Chat gift into my store sometime this week.  You can find it exclusively at Ivy Scraps.  

Hopefully I will get out of this slump soon, because I really miss scrapping!  My week in reviews are so far behind I will never catch up.  On the bright side, I have been taking lots of photos for when I do have the time and mojo to do something with them. 
 
Enjoy your loved ones!
Hugs,
Jan


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Heritage Chat with a freebie

Please join Terry and Jan for a Heritage Chat on Thursday, April 28th from 9:00 - 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

We will have a look at keeping ourselves organized and the discuss the best way to go about it. Of course, we always have lots of fun in chat and everyone is most helpful. We will look forward to answering your questions and to pointing you in the right direction to further your research.


I've made this little goody to give away during chat. All that is required is that you show up to get the download link. Hope we will see you in chat.



Hugs,
Jan

Let the packages begin

We now have an address for Shay and can send mail and packages. The first ones went out this morning and they will continue for the next year. I'm sure that after the first few I will be looking for some different ideas so that they do not become boring and routine to him and his buddies. It shouldn't be too long until he is home on R&R and we are looking forward to it and hoping that his visit will co-inside with Tom's time home this summer. It's been a long time since all of the kids have been in one spot!

Remember to grab the Easter freebie today or tomorrow. On Thursday evening I will be putting it into my store and removing the download link. I had so much fun working with those colors and theme. Hope you have enjoyed them too.

Hugs to all,
Jan

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Spring Weather and a Spring Sale

Yesterday was absolutely beautiful with the sun shining and the temp at near 60. Ryley was only too happy to be posing every other step of the way home from school. Usually, he is not such a willing subject for the camera. We snagged enough photos to work on the WIR layout for this week and next week will be something else for sure.
Today it is raining and dreary outside, so cartoons will hold is attention for a while and I am going to work at painting the trim in the kitchen. We had Frank's Pastry Shop goodies for breakfast, so I have plenty of energy from all the sugar. Before I head off to pick up the paint brush, I wanted to let you all know that my store is on sale at Ivy Scraps until the end of the month. I've pulled up stakes everywhere else, so it will be easy for you to keep track of what is going on. There are 2 new kits in the store and a couple more headed there soon.
Have a great weekend everyone!
Hugs to all,
Jan

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Happy Easter - Easter Mini Kit FREEBIE

Thought I had better post something on this blog before it seems like I've really fallen through the cracks somewhere.

With the designer contest at Ivy Scraps and then visiting with Shay before he deployed to Afghanistan, I really got lost in the shuffle this time around.

The sun was out in full force today, we had a note from Shay and it ended up being a wonderful day. With my spirits lifted so high, I found time to create this little Easter Mini that I want to share with you. The download will expire in one week and at that time, I will move it to the store at Ivy Scraps. DOWNLOAD NOW and visit my store for a 50% off sale until the end of the month.



Happy Easter Everyone!
Hugs,
Jan

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Week 1 is finished - Lots of free mini kits

Week one of the designer contest at Ivy Scraps has finished and the voting is winding down. We would love for you to stop by and see the awesome kits that have been created with the theme "Daddy and Me" this past week.

You can view the kits in the gallery and the download links are in the descriptions. There are 24 FREE mini kits available. Please check them out and vote for your favorite one. Be sure to leave some love in the gallery if you download a kit.

These two minis were created by Marilyng and lovinlifegurl who both do CT work for me.





Find the free kits and download links in the Gallery.

Vote for your favorite here.

Week two has begun so be sure to check back later in the week for the awesome kits of this week.

Hugs,
Jan

Thursday, February 10, 2011

There is still time to Sign Up

The designer contest starts in just a few more days at Ivy Scraps. You still have time to sign up. It will be a learning experience for many of us, a chance to make some new friends and to have some fun. There are some cool prizes too!! Hurry on over to the forum and get your name in that thread ;).

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Designer Contest at Ivy Scraps - Sign Up Now

Learn new things, make new friends, win cool prizes and a store at Ivy Scraps! There are NO eliminations in this contest, be sure to see the details in the contest thread. Hope we will see you there!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Ivy Scraps Designer Contest

We are so excited to be able to host our first designer contest!! Thanks to the generosity of several sponsors, we have some great prizes lined up. Check out the prizes by following the links and then hurry over to sign up!

1st Place: Bamboo Pen & Touch tablet & Ivy Scraps Store
2nd Place: Scrapper's Guide Premium Membership 4 months Value $120 & Ivy Scraps Store
3rd Place: AV BROS Page Curl Pro 2.2 Value $49.95 & Ivy Scraps Store
4th Place: All Ivy Scraps Mega Kits from 2009 to Current $100 Value
5th Place: Scrapbooks to Share Gift Certificate 15 prints $30 Value
6th Place: AV BROS Puzzle Pro 3.0 Value $49.95
7th Place: Designs by Gloria Val Verde Gift Certificate $25 Value
8th Place: Waite For The Moment Designs Gift Certificate $25 Value
9th Place: Ivy Scraps Designs Gift Certificate $25 Value
10th Place: A Blinkie Package by Carmen aka Lightning Bug Creations