Thursday, July 1, 2010

She's Baaaaacckkk...with a Freebie!

Wow! I've been on leave from designing for a few months so I could prepare for several things going on in my personal life. First, I started a new job after leaving HP 10 years ago to be a stay(work)-at-home-mom. My boys are all "older" now, the youngest will be starting his senior year in high school this fall. I can hardly believe it! But my new job is going well and I think I have a pretty good handle on things.

Some other recent happenings... Jason left for a missions trip to Ireland. He'll be gone for 5 weeks. We're really proud of him, he raised all the funds (with the help of some awesome and generous friends and family) by soliciting donations and also working his tail off to earn money. I don't have a photo of him on his trip yet (they have very limited Internet access) but here's a recent photo of him.

David has been keeping us busy and entertained with all his summer concerts. He's enjoying a break from college studies for the summer but is busy earning money doing what he loves most, playing music. Isn't he cute?

The group he plays with is called Todd Morgan and the Emblems. They do mostly 50's and 60's rock but in the last couple of years have also included a lot of their original songs in their shows, and I've recently heard some Michael Jackson music... a very talented, versatile group! If you're interested in hearing some demos of their music, check out their Facebook fan page HERE.

My oldest son Joey just graduated from the University of the Pacific with a BA in Psychology. He was invited to join Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest Liberal Arts Honors Society in the US, dating back to 1776. Plus he was magna cum laude. So proud of him! He'll soon leave for Argentina to teach English for several months, then (hopefully) will be accepted into grad school once he returns.

Here's a photo of me squeezing the life out of him. Love the expression on his face, but he's used to me by now, really he is.

Okay, enough personal stuff... here's the latest on the digi-scrapping front. To kick-off my return, both my stores are on sale at 35% off for the entire month of July! You won't want to miss this great savings. (I noticed Scrapbird is not marked down yet as I type this, but it should be soon.) Find my goodies right here:

My Terms of Use have expanded and now all my previous Personal Use products will be available as Scrap 4 Hire. (The exception - FREEBIES are still personal use only, please!) You can read my S4H and Commercial Use terms HERE.

I have a new vintage-themed kit called Memory Lane. It's really lovely for all your heritage photos.

I do have an exclusive Memory Lane sampler/freebie coming out in the next DSS newsletter. If you're not yet signed up to receive the newsletter, you can register HERE.

Here is a Quick Page freebie I made using Memory Lane. Please remember that freebies are for PERSONAL use and should not be shared or redistributed. Just send your friends to my blog to download. You can click on the preview to download.

This is a layout I made using this quick page. I used two papers in the kit and adjusted the blending modes, and I really like the background I came up with. Kind of hard to see the details on the preview, but it really is pretty. This is my uncle and my dad, respectively - the only two siblings in their family who immigrated from Italy to the United States, many years ago.

Have a great week, I'll be back soon!


Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today [02 Jul 01:12pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 8 post on Jul. 02, 2010. Thanks again.