Saturday, January 30, 2010

News To Share!

Hello Everyone!! I'm sorry it's been so long since I've been here to post! Up until this week, I haven't been doing anything creative, but I have been unpacking and getting settled into our new place! It's really starting to feel like "home"! Here is a photo I took the other day of the front. In the Spring/Summer, it's full of bushes & flowers. There is also a cute little fish pond with 5 gold fish & a little turtle in it!

This is a photo from the driveway, looking onto a nice little patio. There is also a nice, covered back porch, but it's full of boxes & stuff, so I'll wait to take a photo! LOL

And this was the view from our front porch the other day during a rain shower!

In other news, I am excited to share that I was asked to join two Design Teams with terms starting in February!

First, I was thrilled to get a personal phone call from Tammy offering me the position at Cookin' Up Creations. It's a great site with lots of inspiration! There are great challenges posted for both scrappers, card makers AND digi/hybrid scrappers too! Be sure to come by and check out the new Feburary challenges & the new "Clue, The Scrap Game" coming Feburary 1st!


And next, I got a surprise when I was also chosen as a Get-Away Girl for The Scrapbook Get-Away! I've been a part of this fun little site since there last call back in October & even got to be Guest Designer in December! This place is great place to find great daily challenges geared towards scrappers & card makers alike!


Please join me at both of these great sites.

Keep watching my blog for photos of the 8x8 Wedding album that I am working on! My mom sent some photos, an album & a few embellishments for me to make an album for my cousin and his new wife! It's been a LONG time since I've been creative, and this was a great way to get back into it!

Have A Great Day!!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

HAPPY 2010!!

Hello All!! Wow... I can't believe I haven't updated in a month!! There has been a LOT going on in our family, but things to finally seem to be turning around!

Long story short... we had to leave the house we were staying in with friends on VERY short notice. It was not a good situation, and happened really fast!! We had 48 hours to pack up all of our things and get them into storage.

After that, we stayed with DH's mom for a week, but that got expensive having to drive the girls back and forth to school. So, working with a local, federally funded angency, we ended up in a local hotel a little closer to the girls' schools. Well, we've been here now almost 3 weeks!!

The agency we have been dealing with also helps families get back on their feet and into homes/apartments and during the past month, we have been searching for housing. So, after much prayer and turning it over to God, we are finally scheduled to move into our new home this coming weekend!!

It's a great little double-wide modular home in a great neighborhood! It's close to friends and in a great school district! For now, we'll be renting, but this particular home also has an option to assume the mortgage, so we hope to work toward that goal!

I'll take some pics when we are there later this week!!

And now, I actually have a few crafty things to share!! Before we had to pack everything up, I had finished a couple of layouts for the Reminsce Design Team Call. I didn't make the team, but I'm happy with both layouts!

Both of these layouts use almost all Reminsce products and I added Prima flowers and some bling, and of course used my Cricut!! :)

This is a card I created for a sketch challenge contest at Let's Capture Our Memories... and it won! I used MME holiday papers & Kaiser pearls.

Well, I guess that's it for this post. I'm sorry for not posting sooner, but I hope to be back to regular scrapping & posting soon!!!
Have A Great Day!!!