Saturday, February 27, 2010

Creative Team Update

If you have sent in an application for the creative team, I am still working on the process. Thanks for your patience!

And if you are still interested in applying, I am still accepting applications.  Look HERE for details.

Middle of the floor

Today Rachel left her boots in the middle of the family room, just as I was getting ready to vacuum.

"Don't leave your boots in the middle of the floor please," I said.

She turned to me and said, 'That's not the middle of the floor Mama.  This is the middle of the floor."

I said, 'Don't you sass me!' LOL

She responded, "I wasn't sassing you. I was telling you where the middle of the floor was so you would know next time."

LOL, little twerp.  Good thing I love her so much.  :)

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Time to get out in the garden!

I love the sun!

The weather has been gorgeous this week here in the Pacific Northwest. the kids have been really enjoying their time outdoors after a dreary winter season. 

Let me tell you, spring fever has definitely hit!  I just wish our backyard was ready for us. At this pont I have to make Rachel wear her rainboots in the backyard pretty much every day, even when it's not rainy, lol.  But the plan is that this summer we are going to begin transforming our yard.

We plan to extend the deck into multiple levels off of the family room, build a dog run on the side of the house, extend the deck off the sun room, add pathways, add a patio with a fire pit and then lots of shrubs and bark. We will be a grass free backyard, and the garden will be through the yard, not just on the edges. I cannot wait. I loved our yard in our old house and am so looking forward to having a yard here that is enjoyable to spend time in. Yay!

New Release today, on sale Sunday and Monday only:

Seeing as how I am in an outdoorsy kind of a mood, it was the perfect time to put together an outdoorsy kind of a kit. :)  So here it is, Alissa's Lil Garden!

Lil Garden from PICK A PAPER by Alissa Jones exclusively at SBE.

Here are a few layouts using this kit:

1.  Garden Girls

2. Lil Green Fingers
My little one has had a love of the outdoors since she was an infant. If she was crying and wouldn't stop, all we had to do was step outside with her and the crying would stop instantly. She loves to help her Dad do yard work, whether we are talking about watering plants, cleaning up brush or putting something new in the ground.  She is her Daddy's little helper. :)

3. Papa's Garden
My dad loves to sit on his front porch with a cup of coffee enjoying his garden.

4. Dog Grooming Rachel Style
Here are some photos of Rachel dumping bark all over the dog, and the dog enjoying every minute of it, lol.

Don't forget my CT call: I am looking for some new Creative Team members, both full-time and on-call.

Check out the previous post for details!

Have a happy day!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Creative Team Call! { full-time and on-call positions}

Creative Team Call!
full-time and on-call positions available!

Full-time requirements:
1. Create 1 page per kit/ 4 per month
2. Post to at least 3 galleries
3. Active in team forum
4. Active in digi community

Send the following:
Name, user name, gallery links, list of other CTs, short biography, e-mail address and blog link to: .  Please add to the subject line: CT App/ Full-Time

How it works:
When I fnish a kit I will send you an e-mail with the kit preview and release date. If you like the kit and feel you can create a layout within 5 days of the release of the kit, then just e-mail me back and I'll send you the links. You will need to commit to creating 2 pages for every kit downloaded and post to at least 3 galleries. This way, you only scrap with what works for YOU!

I'm looking for artists with a variety of styles.

If you're interested, send the following:
Name, user name, gallery links, list of other CTs, short biography, e-mail address and a blog link to: . Please add to the subject line: CT App./ On-Call.

Little Piggies & Scrapping News

This morning while at the grocery store the clerk told Rachel that her little piggies were cute (she was wearing her braids looped, or as we call it, princess braids).   After we walked away from the clerk Rachel turned to me and said, 'She didn't mean it mommy.'  She didn't mean what, I asked. 'She didn't mean to call me a little piggy' she said, lol.

I'm a little late showing off some new products, but here they are:

Libby & Jack from PICK A PAPER by Alissa Jones
{exclusively at Scrapbook-Elements}

And here are some layouts using the kit:

So, digi scrappers, have you heard the news that DST has been sold?  I think it will be interesting to watch and see what happens at DST. I think we all know it's been a bit slow over there lately, but I'm definitely sticking around to see what happens next. :)

But on the other hand, Ripal has also started a new gallery and forum that focuses on digi scrapping called Scrappers Online. I just registered today, and if you haven't registered yet, go check it out right now!

The ever changing world of digital scrapbooking... :)

Oh, and I almost forgot I also have two new alphas in the store: Black Acrylic Alpha and Mixed Up Alpha. The Mixed Up alpha uses 4 different patterns and the two alphas coordinate nicely.

Okay, must run now, catch you later!

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

our house is mostly sick free now... mostly...

So Rachel's fever keeps coming and going, but I think we're finally through it since her fever has now been gone 24 hours without returning. Yeah!  But her cough has been diagnosed as croup, but hopefully since she's been coughing for a week now, it should be on it's way out the door too.

She finally gets to go back to school today after being out for a week. Poor kid, she's dying to play and see her friends.  :-)  And we don't have to cancel any more play date, which is also a good thing.

We recieved our new Keurig machine - oh how I love coffee.

The smaller, older one we have is going to Shaun's office so that he doesn't have to go to Starbucks anymore.  Sorry Starbucks!  ;-)

An here are a few layouts:

All from PICK  A PAPER by Alissa Jones. Templates 2, Lil Pets, Mood Swings.

All from PICK A PAPER by Alissa Jones. Templates #2, Mood Swings.

All from PICK A PAPER by Alissa Jones. Templates #2. Mood Swings. Lil Pets.

Be on the lookout for some new products releasing on Friday and even more on Sunday!