Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Lots of News, Sales, and This Week's Freebie!

First and foremost, I'm excited to let you know I've signed on to sell at Cottate Scrapbooks. I've worked with Stella, the site owner, in the past and she's such a sweetheart. I'm still in the process of upload my products, but there are a few items in there now, including some lovely Valentine's items. Vintage Valentine and Cross My Heart are on sale, so don't miss out. These products are great for making your own cards, too.

All of my Super Simple Templates sets are on sale at Scrapbird for 35% off. It's a great chance to stock up on some fun new templates great savings. I have both one and two-page templates, and here's a preview of one of the sets. Check out the store to see the rest.

Here's a 2-page spread I made I made using this Super Simple Template set and my friend Julie Cohen's kits, Animals At the Zoo: Chris the Crocodile and Zac and Zina Zebra. These photos were taken at a crocodile farm during my trip to Australia with my friends last summer.

News from SAS - you need to mark your calendars for our next blog hop party! We're celebrating Valentine's Day with some sweet freebies from February 13-20. I'll remind you again, but get ready for some downloading fun!

This week's freebie is a frame that coordinates with Taste of Winter. You can grab a coordinating free paper sampler pack, only available in the SAS newsletter this week. Make sure you sign up to receive your weekly copy delivered right to your email with exclusive freebies!

Click on the preview to download the frame and please do not share the link - send your friends to my blog to download.

Get this paper pack link on this week's SAS newsletter:

Lastly, here's a preview of the Taste of Winter mini-kit. Have a great week!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

My Return From the Arctic...

My return from Boston, actually... where it felt like the arctic to me. It's been unusually cold, even for the east coast. The temperature when we arrived was about 8 degrees and with the wind chill, it felt way below zero. Good thing I brought my snow boots, which I think I've worn only twice since I bought them years ago. What an entirely different way of life from what I'm used to, the way people have to shovel their driveways and walks, wait for the streets to be plowed... even church was cancelled on Sunday because of the storm that came in (we got close to 2 feet of snow!). But David had a really good audition at Berklee and I had a wonderful time staying toasty inside and walking down memory lane with my cousins. I took some pictures to share:

Here's David outside the audition room:

My son and I spent some time playing in the snow:

This photo was taken at Crescent Ridge Dairy. Yes, we actually went out for ice cream. I have two words to say about that: Farm Fresh! Who could resist? This is my aunt and my son:

Well, Kay has been at it again and has created another lovely Quick Page for you, using Vintage Valentine. This really is a gorgeous kit for all your Valentine's Day and even wedding and anniversary layouts, and it's on sale right now for 35% off in both of my stores. You can even make your own Valentine cards with this collection. The entire kit is only $3.58, for a limited time.

I made this layout of my son and his girlfriend using this kit. Aren't they cute?

Here's a preview of the kit and you can even pick up a free sampler in my SAS store:

Finally, here is the quick page that my CT member Kay made for you. Thanks again for sharing your talent with us, Kay! I really have an awesome creative team and I do so appreciate them. Click on the preview to download and no sharing the link, please - send your friends to my blog to download. Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

What's Going On This Week

Well, tomorrow this California girl and her son are heading to Boston, where David will be auditioning at Berklee College of Music and where I will be freezing. I'm a little nervous because the news says it's blizzard conditions in Chicago, where we will be stopping on the way. I've been stuck at Chicago's O'Hare airport before where all flights were grounded not once but three times because of the weather, so I'm praying that doesn't happen this week. But I'll get to spend some time with my cousins once we do get to Boston, so I'm also excited and also looking forward to David's audition, too.

This week my CT Kay made another Quick Page for you all using Musical Memories. Isn't that sweet of her? And the page is awesome! Click on the preview to download and no sharing the link or hotlinking, please.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

This Week's Freebie and a New Challenge!

I have posted the new Quote Challenge at Scrapbird for this month. We'll be using a Quote on a layout about the New Year:

"Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man." ~ Benjamin Franklin

Here's a preview of the posting bonus for this challenge, yours for free if you use the quote on a layout and upload to the Scrapbird gallery.

I also want to let you know that my Vintage New Year's kit is on sale at Stone Accents Studio. marked down 35% for a limited time. Hurry, or you'll miss the sale!

This week I have a template freebie for you. It's a 2-page spread but I saved the pages in .psd format separately, so you can use either one, or both... lots of versatility! Please don't share or hotlink, just send your friends here to download. Enjoy!