Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Snow Day

Do you believe this is the first day this winter that school has been called off due to snow? My kids were so happy this morning when they woke up! Unfortunately, they still got up early, well, early for THEM. They were both bright eyed by 7:30am. Usually I would have until at least 9am before the blessed me with their presence. (smile) At least they were in a good mood.

They even got along pretty well today, which can be rare! It's still snowing, and then it will change to ice sometime over the night. They are convinced school will be closed tomorrow. I guess we'll see...

In the meantime, since I've been able to work from home for 2 days now, I've had some free time in the evening. It's amazing how much time I have when I'm not making that 2 hour commute (1 hour each way). But in this economy I am feeling very lucky to have a job, so I'm not going to complain about that commute too much.

Here's what I did in my free time today. Enjoy!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Digital Scrapbooking - Part 2

I have not given up on this yet! I am still having fun playing with all the things you can do with Digital Scrapbooking!

I created this page from the pictures we took on our annual Christmas tree outing. We have always cut down our own tree. Luckily we are very compatible when it comes to picking out the tree. We found this one in about 10 minutes...tops!

I'm still learning about all the things you can do with the digital elements. I think I have found another new love....this is really a blast!


Thursday, January 22, 2009

Digital Scrapbooking

Okay, I have been wanting to dive into digital scrapbooking for a while, but with the busy holiday season I just didn't find the time. Now that the holidays are over, I decided to treat myself to some self taught training! I have already learned some important things about digital scrapbooking. 1) you must have software (Photoshop, Photoshop Elements or even Paint Shop Pro) 2) you must know how to USE that software 3) you must have a lot of patience because self teaching can be frustrating at times 4) you need a lot of disk space on your computer and logs of memory can't hurt either 5) don't be afraid to try new things. The beauty of digital scrapbooking is that it is not permanent! You can start over or erase things easily.

I've been spending my free time looking for tutorials...and they are out there in Internet land. Just do some Google searchs on the element you are trying to learn.

I am excited to say that heard a rumor that Stampin' Up! is also diving into the world of Digital Scrapbooking. Later in the year I hope to be able to announce what it is.....WE don't even know yet!!

Okay, I'm going to be brave and show you my very first digi page. It is very simple, but I had fun doing it. I'm looking forward to getting better at this. Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Inventory Blowout!

From January 5-18, get a selection of retired, retiring, and current Stampin’ Up!® products for up to 50% off regular prices!

Click here for the flyer!


Please see post below for the list of retiring accessories. You can click on each picture to see a larger view.

These accessories will be available until January 18th, just like the retiring stamp sets.

Please contact me if you want to get any of these before they are no longer available.

Happy New Year! - Retiring Accessories