Friday, July 25, 2008


Hey everyone....What is up in your neck of the world? We are working like elves on many new products. Have you checked out the site lately Well you better because I am adding things left and right. I have some great new stickers that I can't bare to part with but for you I will. Oh and did you see the days of the week and the months of the year in the Flash Card section. They will really come in handy for your next project. Plus there are some darn cute HALLOWEEN PRODUCTS that will sure to be the perfect addition to a scary page or two.

So what are you waiting for? Get on the site and reserve some of these great new items for yourself today!


Monday, July 14, 2008

My Summer Mission With 4 Kids

Nothing in life is free, is what they say,but is it true? One of the reasons I got into scrapbooking over ten years ago is the family interaction. I have always included my kids in everything I try. I really don't believe they are ever to young to learn, unless it is dangerous to them. For instance, I have never taken out the torches and said hey kids, let me show you how to solder today and then you can too! No, with somethings they watch and others they just dive right in. You would not believe how great a 3 year old is at putting together beads for the perfect necklace. Or the opinion of a 8 year old on curtain choices. My sister and I would take my son Josh with us curtain shopping when he was little, just so he could pick out the perfect ones. And he always did.

So what am I talking about? Well we are all feeling the pinch of the economic state our great country is in. So that big trip to the ocean or flying off to the islands my not be something that many can afford. So what can you do? Well no matter what gas comes into play. So you always have to have a budget for that. But what can you do once you get there? What about visiting old friends or family you haven't heard from in awhile. Find a lake or river you can go hang out in for the day. The kids are always happy when water is involved. Oh, and don't forget fishing, if you already have the equipment that can be a adventure over and over again. Or you can do like we did as kids, tie string to a stick and put bread on a safety pin with the pin left open. It really does work. A fish can't tell the difference between a safety pin and a fish hook. Or bring really great things to make for a picnic lunch and go to the park. Go anywhere and eat food from home in a pretty setting. Believe me when I say, some great food shopping will make sure your kids aren't going to ask to go to the local drive thru. Be creative. They don't need a computer all day and a TV can stay off. Sit back and watch them wonder. They may find something they love that they never knew about.

Such as SCRAPBOOKING. All of this wondering and finding inexpensive things to do can lead to the time to sit and scrap together. Load your photos of all the fun on to the computer and together you can pick out the shots you like. I love to hear my kids say the phrase "Remember when we..." I know something great happened that day!


Friday, July 11, 2008

Vacation All I Ever Wanted......

Did you miss me? Well I have missed all of you. I have been doing the mommy thing and enjoying some family time, I'm sorry, A LOT of family time. We have done everything from hang from the trees to hanging out in the Battenkill River watching the wind blow by. We have pulled out a tent, sat in the park, and road the carousel. But now it is time to get back to business isn't it. Here comes some of my Christmas in July fun for all. Plus there is the release of the new I-Phone by Apple. Yup, I want one. I don't even know why beside the fact that I would be able to do so many phone computer things just sitting beside my husband as he drives us to our next adventure. I tried to justify the cost because it also has a GPS in it. So I said, hey the phone costs $200. So the math works out to be $100 for the phone and $100 for the GPS. Right? He didn't buy it either. I tried to make him see it my way but I guess not. So I am going to get it anyways and show him the wonderful and incredible things it can do. We have a Apple store not to far from here so I am going to investigate.

OK, what else is up? Well I have reorganized and I am so happy with it. Oh, and we did something else that I never thought I would do when it comes to decorating but it is awesome. When we built this house we both fell in love with our bedroom. It was really big compared to what we had. Plus, it has its own bath as well as a walk in closet that is bigger then the room I grew up in as a kid. So, last year I purchased a BEAUTIFUL recliner in a dark chocolate color leather for Pat for Christmas. He had always talked about getting one and before he went out and purchased one of those big stuffed ones that didn't match anything we had I gave him this one. It was one of those presents I could barely wait to give him. Anyways, the 2 and 4 year old have figured out how to jump from the couch to the chair at the same time and make it pop open. AHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Are you kidding me? These two would give God a run for his money. So I suggested we move it up in our room until they stop doing things like this(so I guess for 16 more years). We love it up there. And it is so perfect in our room. It fits perfect and it looks great! Relaxing in your bedroom is a must I think. And now that we have done this, I think it is time for the flat screen. Pat didn't like that idea any more then the