Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
While I was sitting here in my "lazy chair" with nothing to do but sleep and feel bad, I decided to do a lil' something for my son. We have this nature reserve one town over from us where my family & I like to take nature walks. I have been going there since I was a teenager and just love it! I used pictures from a walk Andrew & I took in Oct. 2008 to create this lil' mini:
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
This year Andrew has asked for (in addition to the usual Wii games, Nerf blasters, gift cards...etc) a puppet. Deb, our pastor's wife and the head of the Puppetude ministry at church helped me research some puppets and recommended this guy from Puppetville:
Thursday, December 10, 2009
"Wait...what is she saying?" Lemme explain. Instead of spending days 4, 5, 6...and so on talking and typing, I decided to spend some time doing. So...here's what we've been up to:
Friday, December 4, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Yes...they ARE as yummy as they look!
I made the following holiday ornament for the employee tree at the store:
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
This week I started getting the itch to make something "Christmasy." I took the chipboard Christmas keychain from Maya Road and decorated them. Take a look:
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
And the printer is still broken.
(But she is giving me the tix...cuz she doesn't like Daughtry.)
So hubby is taking our son to see Daughtry.
Thanks Vanessa! :P
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
I hope that they pick ME! :) Wish me luck!
Thursday, October 15, 2009
When you get the chance, stop by NESC...you'll find me there...right behind the counter...where I always used to be. Lynn & Sue have taken me back & I can't be any happier! Have a great week! :)
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Thankfully, my gals back home at NESC are letting me continue to work for them 3000 miles away by letting me be a part of the Kit of the Month (KOTM) program. Here is the sample I did for October:
I know there will only be a few kits available once they prepare for the pre-sold kits, so if you want one, don't delay.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
This is Andrew with his "Nana." She is a teacher in his school (4th grade...he's in 5th.) So they ride in together. Love this pic.
So what's MY problem?? Well...all new papers to fill out, forms, different rules and procedures. Different times. Different everything. It's taking me some time to get it all together, not to mention working at the new store and learning their policies & procedures. Sure, the scrapping is the easy part. It's just everything else to learn. I'm not complaining...just trying to keep it all straight.
Wokring hard on my lil' business. Trying to get new kits added to my site soon. I'll keep you updated as they are released.
Next, it's on to new Scrap Can Do Kits. Vanessa & I are busy planning new designs with all new product lines. Fancy Pants, SEI, Pine Cone Press...we've got BIG plans! Look for new releases later this fall.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
When I moved out to CA, I thought it would be fun to do a "page swap" with Debbie B. (my friend and colleague from NESC.) She jumped on the idea and we have had a great time thinking of themes and trading pages. I wanted to do a swap with Vanessa too, but she rarely scraps. BUT she makes other LOVELY crafty-type items (to see click HERE.) So instead of a "page swap" Vanessa and I are doing a crafty "prize swap." And this month, I am giving her "the bird."
I kill myself laughing...
Monday, August 17, 2009
Ok kids...only one left. I am *THRILLED* at the response to the page kits. The Bo Bunny line was fun to work with and I can't believe I have almost sold out.
Gearing up for my second kit...found some lovely holiday paper from Melissa Francis that I just HAD to play with. And I think that it's never too early to get holiday pages done...or perhaps catch up on past years. I'll post later this week when it becomes available.
Vanessa and I are also gearing up for new Scrap Can Do! releases. Our previous kits have had great response...so well that we are down to our last few. New releases this fall include a "Disney-type" album, new baby albums, a "berry sweet" album and more. Look for the new "travel" album to be released later this month. I'm tired already just THINKING about it!
Looks like I'll be busy for a while. Happy Scrappin'!!
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
The owner of the store is fantastic...she's a peach to work for! I feel right at home with all of the paper and embellies and ribbon. There are (of course) things I have to learn...like the register (we use different software than what I am used to), where things are, store polices, etc. But all in all, it's just grand.
Today I helped this nice lady (she's 80 but doesn't look a day over 65!) help start her scrapbooking adventure. She had never done scrapping before but wanted to put together something with her pics from the pageant she was just in. (CA is so different from back east!) We have one-on-one sessions that a person can sign up for, and since there were 3 of us on today (and me being the newbie) I was asked to help her out by the owner. What a sweet lady! But I felt confident & comfortable helping her start her book.
I talked with the owner about teaching classes and she was excited about the idea. I will be teaching in Sept and the woman I helped today wants to sign up already! I think I'll continue to teach once a month...just like at NESC. :)
For only working 4 hours and being all excited...I am pooped!
AND...I have only 2 more Just Scrappin' Happy Page Kits left...so hurry on over here if you still want one...cuz they're going...going...going...
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Tune in tomorrow to see how I did!
AND...for those of you who have asked...I am now offering "Just Scrappin' Happy" Page Kits. I have listed my 1st kit here. Same great design efforts (by yours truly), same great detailed instructions and a color photo. Plus I offer FREE SHIPPING! I have a limited number of kits available, so don't delay!
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Sometimes life throws you a curve ball...out of nowhere. And that curve ball changes the dynamic of your life. And with that comes choices. Choices that you have to make to survive and protect your family. So, we made some choices.
Today is my last "official" day at New England Scrapbook Co. My family is moving to CA (as in California) later this month. It's hard to believe that I was only at NESC for 2 years...it feels like a lifetime. I couldn't have asked for better employers, better colleagues, better customers...or better friends. How many people can honestly say that they love their job and the people they work for. My tenure at the store was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. And to leave it behind leaves a big hole in my heart.
So many of you have had the chance to say goodbye to me while others of you are just finding out. What I have to say now - I say to ALL of my family & friends...you never know how much people mean to you until you leave them. I carry all of you in my heart...now and always.
I'll be updating my blog with news & events of our trip to CA and once we get settled. I hope you will continue to follow my adventures even though I'll be on the opposite coast. Many of my "scrappy" friends have asked me to continue to post pics of my layouts & have even gone so far as to request that I still make "Designer Series" kits once I get settled. Please keep me & my family in your prayers as we embark on this new and exciting journey. I miss and love you all.