Sunday, November 27, 2011

My Digital Studio to the Rescue!

My daughter had a Spanish project about what she did over her Thanksgiving holiday -- she had to create a scrapbook.  We both thought it was due at the end of the week (even though she told me it was due on the 29th).  I'm not sure what we were thinking!  For some reason, at 8:10 p.m. I asked her to double check the due date and we figured out it was due tomorrow!  She normally goes to bed at 9:00 and we have a very early morning tomorrow as we have to run in to town to do some business before she goes to school, so I told her to get on the computer muy pronto!  She pulled up My Digital Studio and here's what she came up with in about an hour.  It certainly would have taken her at least three times as long to create a paper scrapbook of the same quality!  I sure hope her teacher likes it and she gets a good grade!

Now, I don't know any Spanish, so I'm not sure how accurate her journaling is, but I think it's pretty darn good scrapbooking for a 14 year old!

Monday, November 21, 2011

House Update and an MDS Layout

Our house is coming along nicely and we should be able to move in at the beginning of the year.  We could probably push it a little earlier, but with the holidays coming I just don't want the hassle of trying to put a house together.  This is the first home we've ever bought and to have it built from the ground up is an amazing opportunity!  I can't wait to get in there and put my own touches on things! 

Here is a two-page layout that I've done of the progress of the house.  If it looks familiar, it should.  I posted almost the same layout of our zip lining adventure last spring!

Online Extravaganza is Here!!!

Dates: November 21-30, 2011

Do your holiday shopping shopping from home and be prepared for the holidays. During these 10 days only, you can get incredible discounts--up to 60 percent--on some of your favorite products!

In addition, two of our brand-new products will be discounted 20 percent only during the first 24 hours of the sale (November 21, midnight - 11:59 PM [MT]):

Simply Scored (122334), Regularly $29.95, Now Only $23.96 

Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps (125152), Regularly $16.95, Now Only $13.56

Don't delay, the prices on these two items will only be good through 11:59 PM MT TODAY!!

You can visit my online store to see all of the discounted products or view this PDF.

Things to Remember

•Discounted products (except My Digital Studio Express and digital downloads) are available on all order types (customer, workshop, and online).

•Discounted digital downloads are only available on online order types.

•There is no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion.

•For product bundles, you must use the bundle item numbers provided. Bundle discounts will not be applied if individual item numbers are used.

•Additional products from current catalogs may be purchased on the same order.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Clean Out Your Craft Room Swap Card

Oh my goodness, it's been a long time since I last posted!  Life has been some kind of crazy for us, still living in transition, but I somehow managed to make time to participate in a "Clean Out Your Craft Room" swap over at Splitcoaststampers.  The idea was to use up some of your retired stuff ... make room for new goodies!  I don't have much in the way of retired product with me as I only packed current stuff in our express shipment when we made our move back from Okinawa and the rest is in our household goods shipment, which I won't receive until we move into our house in January.  The sad thing is that it's been sitting in a warehouse in San Antonio since September!  So close, but still so far away!  I was able to find a retired stamp set that I brought and some retired DSP, though, to complete my cards.  Here's what I came up with.

Other than the coloring on the whale, I'm really pleased with how this card turned out.  If I were to do it over, I would have definitely gone with water color paper rather than the Whisper White -- I just couldn't find mine when I was making my cards.

Thanks to everyone who has stuck around to see if I would ever resurface!  I'm definitely not back to my regular posting schedule, but I sure hope there isn't as big a gap between this post and my next as there was between this one and my last! 

Pun Fun Stamp Set (Retired)
Not Quite Navy Card Stock (101722)
Bashful Blue Card Stock (105120)
Whisper White Card Stock (100730)
Nautical Expedition Designer Series Paper (Retired)
Black Staz-On Ink (101406)
Not Quite Navy Classic Ink (103008)
Blender Pen (102845)
1-3/8" Circle Punch (119860)
2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch (118874)
Jewels Basic Pearls (119247)
Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (123128)