Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Stuff To Scrap Forum Blog Train!

Its time for another amazing blog train from the Stuff To Scrap blog! This month we have a very pretty color palette, and the name is 'Afternoon Delight'.

If you want to participate in the blog train in future months, you can - anyone can! Just drop by the forum and see the new colout palette and sign up :)

Here is my contribution:



You can pick it up for free on 4shared for two weeks - then it goes into my store.

And here is the list of all the participating designers so you can go get more goodies! Enjoy, and don't forget to thank these ladies as you collect :)

Digi-designs by Nicole
Life Is Not a Cereal
Stuff To Scrap
Becky aka SAHM Scrapper
Scraps N Pieces
Grandmas Templates
Desertgirl Designs
Shel Belle Scraps
Tonisha's Playground
Ginger's House
Ányi + a digitális scrapbooking
Seal Scraps
Craft With Me
Midnight Scrapping
Tricia's Treasures
Always Be Neighbors Designs
Jensen Motley Crew Designs
Dream Big Designs
a thousand words by Brooke
Adriana's Cafe
Digi-Scrapz by Christi
The Scrappy Kat
moms unique possibilities
Chubby Bird Blog
This Little Missy
Borsmustár
Saphira's Scrapdesign
A valóság tükre (Osli's blog)
StashHappy Designs
light's digiscrapworld
Citygurl Creations
Lovin' My Scrappy Life
nitasthings
JW-DigiScraps
The Latest Scoop, Too
Let Me Scrapbook!
Little Red Scraps
StrawBearyDesigns
Mad Genius Designs < -- YOU ARE HERE



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Monday, September 21, 2009

A Sale Is A Comin

It's the first day of fall this week, and we are celebrating with a sale at Stuff To scrap!



So mark your calendars - tomorrow it starts! Head to the store and start your wishlist:)


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Tuesday, September 08, 2009

NSBR = Non Scrapbook Related

You may or may not know this, but this blog originally started out having nothing at all to do with digital scrapbooking. I used it to update family on things in our life, vent, whine, gloat, you name it.

I have decide that I will include those 'life' posts again. I'll always put 'NSBR' in the title, so if you are here looking for my scrapbooking goodies, you can ignore them. And if you are here looking to read about my life, just click the NSBR label and you'll get just my life posts:)

So, to start off posting abotu just my life LOL...Today is back to school. I cannot possible say YAY loud enough to capture how relieved I am. This summer has been by far the most trying summer in my life as a parent. For the three previous summers, Coram has been in a summer long day program. This helps him because he really needs the structure and routine. However, after my back injury last year and the circumstances around it, the program decided that they no longer felt they could keep Coram safe this year. So I spent the months coming up to summer trying to secure summer care.

And this is what I encountered:

  • - There are 4 community centers in the city that offer 'inclusive' programs.
  • - There are way more kids than there are spots
  • - Because of this mis-match, each child can only be given 2 weeks at each center
  • - The supportive staff at these centers are primarily volunteers, from late high school or early university, who are enthusiastic and willing but completely untrained

And these are the results:

  • - Volunteers are awkward and unsure when they first meet Coram, two to three days are spent getting over that
  • - Two to three days need to be spend building a rapport with Coram, then they maybe have one good day
  • - the weekend comes, and the break intrudes on the rapport
  • - In the second week, Coram becomes aware that he is leaving that center, gets anxious about that, and starts acting up


We only kept this up for a couple of different centers, because it just wasn't worth the stress. I would get until maybe noon at the latest before I was called to go pick him up. I wasn't getting any work done, he wasn't getting the structure, and we were all stressed. So I just kept him home the rest of the summer.

Now, I love my kids, but after several weeks of this, I was about to lose my mind. I am just so very thankful that school is back in session.

Now, in a few weeks I may feel differently, when the slogg of getting Coram out of bed for his 7:34 bus pick up and packing lunch and dealign with school issues gets me down. But for today, I am content.






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Monday, September 07, 2009

Testing Siggy

Here's hoping for a perfect siggy on this my fourth try ...


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Saturday, September 05, 2009

Labour Day Sale - Don't Miss It!

So much as I love my kids, the fact that they are going back to school on Tuesday is very much a reason to celebrate! So...



Everything is on sale - even these two new beautiful quick page sets my CT member Jane and I just made. We started out doing a bracket album, but decided that we'd also offer them on square pages for people who prefer pages that way.





Head to my store now - the sale is over end of Monday!

Thanks to Jane for making the awesome ad for me:)

Have a great day!

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Why I LOOOOVE working for Kodak




Oh how I love my job and I loooove fall when everyone is gearing up for the bug holiday selling season - I get goodies!

The boys are happily playing with the Zi6 and the Zx1 - sooo much fun!

And I of course am just LOVING my ESP7 it has an awesome scanner (If you are interested, here is a fairly technical but thorough document about the difference between CCD and CIS - this one is CIS)