Friday, November 28, 2008


...the newest members of the Digi Keepsakes Team:

CT Flyer

I got a lot more replies than I expected for this CT call and it was extremely difficult to narrow down my choices. In the end I ended up with 16 new CT members. Thank you to all of you who had replied.

So today is a big day over at Scrap Matters. I have a grab bag on sale today. I'll have some new products to go into the store soon. The new ladies of my CT have completed some layouts. These layouts offer a slight peak into some of the items in the grab bag. Enjoy!

By Anne-Katrine:

By Kelly:

By Christine (inhisgrip)

By Khakisack:

By Erin McD:

By Jamie:

By Michelle:

By JenDavey:

By scrappurple:

There will be more layouts coming soon.

Sorry to keep this brief, but I've got some more shopping to do. I wanted to make sure that I got this posted before I forget. Check back soon for more.

Blog Train

Welcome to the 28th stop on ScrapMatters Black Friday Blog Train. You most likely got here via Fliffy's blog: . I'll get right to it and go ahead and give you your gift for making this stop on today, one of the biggest shopping days of the year in the US.


Click on image to get your download.

If you are continuing on this blog train your next stop is Melanie's blog. You can find her blog here:

All the items on the blog train are fun little hybrid projects. I decided on CD covers. I have a holiday photo cd that certain members of my family are receiving. Since I was making covers for them I thought it would be fun to make covers for the blog train as well. Enjoy!

Let's see. A little about the holiday traditions in my family. Actually, we're not really a tradition kind of family. Growing up we always spent the holidays at my grandmother's house. But as me and my sister got older we stopped doing that. It was sometime the highschool that we stopped doing it all together. We lost my grandmother this year and I miss that now. Actually now we have Thanksgiving Dinner at my house. It was very difficult the first year. I spent most of the morning going back and forth from the grocery store trying to get all the things I forgot. Now, I can get it all in one trip. My family is pretty surprised that I host it in the first place. Any other day of the year I moan and complain about cooking and then my husband ends up doing it. But for this one day I'll spend the entire day in the kitchen cooking, no complaints.

Christmas is different. No cooking for me that day. We either go to my mom's or my inlaws. But for Christmas there is a small tradition that my sister and I shared that I now share with my children. My sister and I got out of that wait until you wake up on Christmas morning to open your presents situation. I think I was ten the first time I asked my mom if we're awake at midnight can we open our presents. Her answer was yes so me and my sister stayed up. Opened our presents at midnight, spent maybe and hour playing and then going to sleep. I let my children do this for the first time last year. I didn't think they would be able to stay away, but they could and they did. We'll continue with it this year.


Quite a few of the designers are offering a grab bag this weekend. I'm no different, but I'm not calling mine a grab bag. It's simply a Grabber. Only $3.00. Included in this grabber is 5 brand new products!


Well, as some of you can guess I'm off shopping for those great deals. When I get in this afternoon I have another entry for you. I need to introduce you to my Brand New Keepsake CT. I also want to show you what they can do.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Checking In

Another crazy week. I forgot to mention last week that my sister has moved back to town. She got here on Thursday night. So no more big city for her. She's back to being a hometown girl. My brother also moved down to Orlando this week to go to college. So I lost one sibling and got the other one back.

So, my sister brought with her, her two sons, my nephews, James and Kevin. Kevin is just three months old. Such a cutie. It's weird now having all these children around. I'm so used to it just being my two little ones, now there are two more. I spent most of this week getting ready for my sister and also helping her get settled in, so I had no freebie completed for this week. Sorry! I'll make up for it though. My Template CT call is also underway. I've gotten so many responses that I don't know what to do. I'm contemplating ending my call early. I don't know. I'll have to see what the responses are in the next few days. I want to give everyone a chance to apply, but I hate having to turn so many away. I'm looking for no more than 12, but I've got a feeling that my CT may be bigger than that. We'll see. I'm currently working on my contracts. Some of you may start getting a response from me soon. But in the end, everyone will get a response from me one way or another.

Since my sister is in town, I'm going to teach her digi scrapbooking. You may even start to see her layouts floating around. Imagine. Two of us.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Template CT Call

I've finally completed my flyer for my Template CT Call.

ct call

Basically, if you're chosen for my Template CT you'll need to use my Keepsake Templates to make your layouts. I also want the templates used to make quick pages. These quick pages will either be placed in the store or given out as freebies. You're free to make your own layouts as well with any of my kits. My entire store will be free to you for personal use. It's a little different with my templates. If you're chosen to be on this CT you'll have access to all my templates for free and yes, they are still free for commercial use. I figured that's the least I could do. As long as you keep your CT committments, you can use the templates to make layouts and QPs for others. Does that sound good? If it does send me a little email. I'll be choosing 8 to 12 new members for this Template CT.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Net Problems

I'm running late today. I've been having internet problems all day. I finally got a steady connection, and hopefully it will last long enough for me to finish this post. If not, I'll have to do another post tomorrow. I'll try again from home or try going over to my mom's house. I'll have to call the cable/internet people on Monday. I've got quite a few new releases in the store today. It's mostly templates. I have some alphas and a paper pack as well, but I'm still working on getting them into the store now. Here is a look at my new templates.






I've also decided to group some of my templates together to sell as a combo pack. This way you can get 4 template sets for the price of three. Sounds good, doesn't it?




I've also got a couple of alphas and a paper pack that I am currently in the process of putting in the store. If I can make it it should be completed tonight. If not it will be up tomorrow.




I do still plan on having a Template CT Call. Hopefully I'll get my announcement complete soon. After the template CT call I plan on having a call for my regular CT. Keep a look out for those announcements. Now for your freebie.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Vote Today!

If you are living in the United States and have registered to vote you should definitely head on over to the polls! Election Day is serious stuff. Today we vote on who will be our next president as well as some other elected officials. I'm not going to try to sway you one way or another. I know who I'm voting for and am completely behind him. I cast my vote proudly. Please do the same.

Well, that's enough of that. I've said what I needed to say and that's it. Sorry to everyone for this weekend. It didn't work out as I had planned. One of my coworkers had a death in her family and I volunteered to take her on-call weekend to help out. I don't regret my decision, but it was one doozy of a weekend. I did get to take my children trick-or-treating which was fun. They had a great time. Another co-worker set up a haunted house and I took my children by. It took me a good twenty minutes to calm Jayda down. She was so scared!

Of course, with my luck, I get a page at 4:30 in the morning. So I spend all day Saturday either at the local jail or in the hospital trying to get everything cleared up and everyone place safely. I'm not really surprised. I'm actually shocked there wasn't more. From my experience things get out of control around the holidays and down right impossible at Halloween. So basically I didn't get anything done scrap wise on Saturday. I slept late on Sunday and ran off to church. And then completed a photoshoot afterwards. Got some great pictures of my cousin and her lovie and a few of her friends. I'll scrap one for you to see later. So cute!

I tried to get a little done Sunday night, but was just too tired. Sorry. I know it seems like I'm saying that all the time now, but I really do mean it. The changes at work have just been a little harder to get used to than I thought they would be. I'm working on getting better at it though. I am working on this week's freebie. I'm going to do something nice to make up for last week.

Also, I'm planning on having a call for a Template CT. I've got so many templates now and I want to get them out there so I'm looking for more CT members. I'll have an official flyer soon. Basically I want CT members who'll use my templates to make layouts. They'll also be using my kits as well at least part of the time if they choose. Like my other CT members they'll have complete access to my entire store. Still going over the details, but once I get it all figured out I'll post my official call. But if you're interested you can go ahead and email me now. I don't mind. I'll need a short bio, a link to your most current gallery, also other CTs that you've been on or still currently on. The usual. My email on the right hand side of this blog.

Well, that's it for right now. I'll get back with you all later this week.