Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Costume Ideas

I aked Rachel what she wants to be for Halloween and she immediately responded, "Dorothy"! 

Then I asked her what she thought her sister should be for Hallwoeen and she quickly responded, "a donkey"!  LOL

Nice sister. :)

Monday, September 28, 2009

Little Helpers and New Products

When Shaun works around the house he always has two little helpers with him. The girls follow him around and sometimes he even lets them do part of the work. For example, over the last couple of weeks, Elizabeth has learned how to mix cement, use a level, hammer and an electric drill.

Elizabeth loves to help her dad with fixing things so much that Shaun has even given Elizabeth her very own tool set. It's pink and has flowers on it and everything, LOL.

This means, of course, that she has spent the weekend hammering away and building boxes out of scrap materials. She's very industrious when she wants to be. :)

Now Rachel, on the other hand, tries to be helpful. Here she was helping Shaun dig post holes, but quickly had her attention diverted to the baby salamander that they found. 

He has a new home in the garden now. :)


This weeks new products include a paper pack and a fall themed element pack.

Autumn Crafts
Available at SBE and on Sale today.

Alissa's Earthy Solids
Available at SBE and on sale today.

And here are a couple of scrap pages:

Catch you later!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Walk Now for Autism

If you are need of a cause, or a great scrapbooking kit, then you should head over to the Walk Now for Autism blog and purchase the fun and colorful kit. 100% of the proceeds go to the charity, and  in return you get....

1. to help somebody
2. to feel good
3. 110 digital scrapbook papers
4. 180 elements
5. 5 alphas
6. a 12 page quick-page album
7. a 12 page brag book album

and more!

Go here for more information and to donate/purchase the kit!

Walk Now for Autism

Mood Swings, part 2

Rachel is a little rascal... here she is my darling daughter, caught playing with Mommy's mascara...

Credits:   Alissa's Mood Swings from PICK A PAPER by Alissa Jones available at Scrapbook-Elements.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

New Product - Mood Swings

I have a new kit in the store today, called Mood Swings. I don't know about you, but my kids have them, so this is the perfect way to scrap some of those moments that we definitely want them to remember one day when they are parents. :)

The kit is available here, at Scrapbook- Elements and is on sale Sunday and Monday.

And here is a cute photo of Rachel telling us about her first day of pre-school and how she gave her teachers her 'straight' face all day, lol. Yeah, she cracks us up.

Have a great week!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

School of Hard Knocks

We like to learn things the hard way in our house.

Take Saturday for example, Elizabeth (9 years old) learned that she shouldn't be rude to people just because they are younger than her.  And Rachel (4 years old) learned that it's not okay to punch someone and give them a bloody nose just because they don't say they are sorry.

Ah, the lessons we learn while we are young.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

First Day of School

Yesterday was the first day of school, and very exciting it was. The night before, Elizabeth couldn't sleep, as is usual for her personality. She is a worrier, and she was so excited... all I can say is I went to sleep at midnight and she was still awake in her bed. Poor girl was exhausted by the time she arrived home from school on the next day.

But she had a great day, she loves her teacher and one of the kids on our street is in her class, which is a good thing. Of course, I'm sure she wishes it was the girl on our street as opposed to the boy, lol, but oh well.

First day Photos

And waiting for the bus...

Hugs are okay, but kisses... not so much...
And Rachel had her first day of Pre-Kindergarten. Oh, she has been waiting all summer for this and has been so excited.  She did great, of course. No problem leaving mom, and no problems with mom leaving her. Although she was a bit snuggly in the afternoon, but overall she loved it.
The first day for her was 'getting acquainted and learning the rules' day.  Here is how she described it.
Mom: Rachel, what did you do today?
Rachel: We sang songs, read books and played outside. And we had cheese!
Mom: Did you learn any rules?
Rachel: Yes! No peeing and no hitting.
Yes, those are good rules, I suppose, lol.
Then she said she gave her teachers her straight face.  What's your straight face, I had to ask. So she showed me:
Yes, that's a very straight face. LOL

Is she a warrior cat or a person? She thinks she's a warrior cat.

I go in to give Rachel a kiss and she sticks out her tongue to lick me.

Me: Uh, what are you doing?
Her: We're warrior cats, and that's how cats kiss.
Me: Hmm, well when you're a person again, then you can kiss me. Okay?

Yeah, I don't like to be licked and I don't care if it is a sweet little four year old girl that I made.

Monday, September 07, 2009

PICK A PAPER by Alissa, part two

Now exclusively at Scrapbook-Elements!

Here is a preview of two more kits: Touristas, a travel themed kit and Elementary, a school themed kit for digital scrapbookers.

Elementary at SBE:

Elementary is the perfect kit to scrap autumn back to school photos, your child’s favorite recess activity, their student achievements and more. You will find a few traditional items such as a school bus, apples and books as well as items like a basketball hoop and a tether ball to scrap some of the more fun aspects of your child’s day at school. You will find 12 papers created in colors that are suitable for both boys and girls in warm fall colors and almost 50 elements all created at 300 dpi. A terrific school kit from PICK A PAPER by Alissa.

Everything on both pages is from the Elementary kit by Alissa Jones.
Touristas at SBE:
If you have taken a vacation, toured the city or traveled the world, then this is the kit for you. Scrap your road trip, your train ride through the country or your flight across the ocean with maps, landmarks and modes of transportation. The Touristas kit, made for the tourist in all of us, includes 12 papers, 3 maps and more than 50 elements all made in 300 dpi. Even if you have never actually been anywhere, you can still use this kit to scrap your dreams, the places you want to visit or even your child’s imagination. The perfect travel kit: Touristas from PICK A PAPER by Alissa.
Everything in both pages from the Touristas kit by Alissa Jones except the paint splotches and title alpha, which are also by Alissa but not in the store.

Sunday, September 06, 2009

PICK A PAPER by Alissa

Now exclusively at Scrapbook-Elements and everything is 40% for the holiday weekend!

The first kit I want to show you is Beach Party.
Surfing, sand, waves, bonfires… ahh, the memories of a fun day at the beach and here is the perfect kit to scrap them with. Colors work for both boys and girls, and the papers include great texture and patterns. The elements include sharks, surf boards, sandcastles, ocean waves, shells, a tiki totem and more. Everything you need to scrap a summer beach memory. 13 papers, 1 matte and over 50 elements all created at 300dpi. The perfect beach party kit from PICK A PAPER by Alissa.
(Pages created using Beach Party from PICK A PAPER by Alissa Jones.)
Next I want to show you a more girly beach kit called Sea Party.
The waves are splashing at the beach, but under the sea you’ll find an even more fun adventure filled with creatures like mermaids, dolphins, octopus, seahorses and more. Watch them as they swim through the seaweed, jumping from shell to shell and avoiding the nets that curious humans use to catch that mermaid as she swims just under the sparkling water. The Sea Party kit, created with lots of feminine colors, includes 12 papers and more than 40 elements all created at 300 dpi for you to scrap your pages of your own ocean princess. A fun and colorful kit to scrap your summer, beach, lake or pool photos from PICK A PAPER by Alissa.

(Pages created using Sea Party from PICK A PAPER by Alissa Jones and some unreleased paint also by Alissa Jones.)
I'll be back to show you more kits later!

I've changed my mind

I'm glad I didn't delete this blog, because I've decided to come back here. Yes, I reserve the right to change my mind at any time, lol.

Here's the scoop. I've decided to begin designing scrapbooking materials for the digital scrapbooker. And what better name to call myself than 'pick a paper' right?  So I decided I better come back to the pick a paper blog, and here I am.

Do you remember why I called this blog pick a paper to begin with?  Elizabeth was pre-school age I believe, and she came into my room in the middle of the night.

E: Mom, I had a bad dream.
M: Pick a paper.
E: Mom, I had a bad dream.
M: Pick a paper.


E: (a little louder) Mom, I had a bad dream!
M:(also a little louder) Pick a paper. PICK A PAPER!
E: What?
Dad: Come here Elizabeth...

So, yes, I was new to digital scrapbooking and I loved it so much I was even dreaming about it, yelling at my little girl to pick a paper already and get on with it, lol.

So, welcome back to PICK A PAPER.