Saturday, February 23, 2013

Family Ties

Things are pretty busy around here right now, so I'm going to keep it pretty short this week. :)

Family is such a large part of my life. Paul and I both have very large extended families and we get together quite a bit. When we are together we create a lot of great memories and have a lot of fun. Family Ties was created to help me scrap some of these great memories that we have made over the years. I hope it helps you preserve some of your great family memories, too.

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Here is some inspiration for you using these products.

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I'm also releasing my kit from my featured designer spot this week.
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Some inspiration from my CT and the SM CT.

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The designers at ScrapMatters have something very exciting coming for you starting March 1st! Make sure to stop by and check it out. :)

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Until next time...Happy Scrapping!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Love is in the Air

Wow, hard to believe we are into the second month of the new year already! I'm ready for it to be spring though. This past week has been so cold! School was even 2 hours late on Wednesday because of the cold. Quite a few others around the area even closed. We were supposed to have 30-40 below zero windchills. Brrr! Hopefully the groundhog doesn't see his shadow tomorrow and spring will come early. ;) I can't complain too much though since it has been a fairly mild winter again, relatively speaking anyway. I just really don't like the extreme temperatures of this time of year.

Paul and I had the weekend to ourselves last weekend because my in-laws took the kids for the weekend to a local hotel with a water park. It was nice to have some time alone again, since it's been a while again. We spent most of the day on Saturday working in the bathroom again trying to install the shower and tub fixtures. Thankfully we live close to town so it's not that far to run back in when the parts you pick up aren't quite right and you have to go back to get different ones (a couple of times. lol.).

We also went to the new restaurant in town. The location had previously been home to a restaurant that had been around for over 75 years and owned by the same family that entire time, but a few years ago they closed down unexpectedly (even the workers were surprised when they showed up and it was locked up tight) shortly after getting sold to someone else. Earlier last year it was announced that a young gentleman that had grown up in the area and had trained at Cordon Bleu had bought the building and was going to be reopening it. There was a lot of buzz and excitement around the area about the reopening. They spent several months redoing the inside and coming up with a menu of fresh, local foods. It finally re-opened in October. We heard lots of good things and looked forward to getting to try it ourselves. We had been meaning to get there for quite some time, but the opportunity just never seemed to come up. I can say it was definitely worth the wait! The food was very good and the service quick once we were seated. It was pretty busy but the wait was not too terrible long for a Saturday night. We've had longer waits at some chain restaurants. We definitely plan on going back again.

Lots of scrapping news to tell you about this week! Let's get started with this month's Mix-a-Kit stuff. I just loved the color palette we worked with this month for Mix-a-Kit at ScrapMatters. I created three packs for you this month with the palette. They are 20% off through Sunday!




I'm also the Featured Designer at ScrapMatters through Feb. 14! That means the free kit you get with a $10 purchase during that time is from me. :) Check out the fun kit I have created for you. Make sure you are signed up for the ScrapMatters monthly newsletter because there will be a coordinating freebie in it for you!


Here is just a little bit of inspiration from my CT and the SM CT using this kit.






Mark your calendars for February 6 at 8:30 pm central time to join me in the chatroom at ScrapMatters where there might just be a few prizes and a little something for everyone that attends. :)


Since it's a new month that also means I have a new featured kit. For the month of February you can pick up A Special Kind of Love for 25% off!


Well that's all I have for this week. Until next time...Happy Scrapping! :)