Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Free Scrapbooking Goodies!

First a fun announcement - I was invited to another Creative Team - this one for GG Digital Designs! Yea!!!

Next is even more fun - FREEBIES!! Haynay has been sharing a Blessing a Day in November and is going to be scrapping each one for a Blessing Album. To help you do your own Blessing Album she is giving away a Quick Page each day this week on her blog using her new Beautiful Blessings Kit! She is giving away mine today so hop on over to grab it and pick up the other ones from this week - here is a preview of mine:

Lastly - Scrapmatters is have a HUGE Black Friday Sale that you don't want to miss!! The designers are doing Grab Bags (Hint, you don't want to miss Haynay's - it rocks!!) AND there will be a BIG Blog Train to pick up lots of Freebies. This is the best kind of Black Friday shopping - from home without any shipping so be sure to check it out.

Counting my Blessings -

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

A New Album Project

The other day I was savoring my time playing with the littlest princess (2 yrs. old) and laughing at her little quirks - I am so blessed to have this time to be with her! It got me to thinking about our two older girls (7 and 6) and remembering what they were like at age 2; so naturally I headed to our family albums. I realized that, although I have scrapbooked since they were babies, I mainly scrapped picture taking events - all the birthdays, holidays and the like. What I have missed chronicling are the everyday moments. All those funny things they did that we thought we would always remember - and are starting to forget. Thus is the birth of a new album project! I am trying to remember all those little things and get them documented before we forget them completely … even if there aren’t any pictures to go with the memories. I don’t have a name for the album yet (Little moments? Favorite Memories? I will take any and all suggestions!) but here is my start:

Remembering the Little Things -

Monday, November 17, 2008

I'm a Hunnie!!!

I am so excited to share that I was chosen to be on the Creative Team for one of my favorite digital scrapbook designers - Haynay Designs!! That means that I get to be one of the first to play with her new products and scrapbook with them (best job ever!). Her newest kit Beautiful Blessings is gorgeous (you can get it at ScrapMatters) and I have really enjoyed scrapping with it so far.

Here is the layout I did with it:

Just wanted to share my good news - I have applications out for 2 other Creative Teams as well so keep you fingers crossed!

Happy to be a Hunnie -

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Join the Conspiracy!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas ... sing along! ... everywhere you go ....

Well, now that I have that song stuck in your head I will point out the obvious. Halloween is over, Thanksgiving is on it's way soon, so it must be time to get ready for Christmas! Actually my Costco has been getting ready for weeks .... ugh.

I have always disliked the way that the Christmas season is rushed (well, except for Peppermint Mocha creamer in the grocery store!) but I admit that even I have started to think about Christmas shopping. You know - the "what am I going to get so and so". Hmm, I better get it ordered so that I can mail it in time. And what about Christmas cards - I will need to get the kids picture taken. It just seems to go on and on to the point of exhuastion. Half the people I know just can't wait for the whole thing to be over! I too have struggled with how to get back the meaning of Christmas and reclaim it from all the STUFF. Which is why I am totally jazzed about what my church is up to - it is a conspiracy - an Advent Conspiracy! It totally gets to heart of what I have been feeling and this video gives you an introduction. Check it out and let me know what you think.

Whether it is clean water, AIDS relief or whatever moves your heart I hope you join us in the conspiracy!

Joining the Conspiracy -

Monday, November 3, 2008

Results of Digital Scrapbooking Day (Weekend?)

Well, I didn't get as much scrapping done as I thought I would but with all the sales and freebies I did get quite a bit of shopping done! I have been sick and so we had a lazy weekend at home with the family playing games and watching movies. It was GREAT just having a chance to relax together and not be rushing somewhere. I did get a bit of scrapping done though so here are a few of my favorites:

Hope you all had a nice relaxing weekend too and thanks for stopping by the castle!