Thursday, August 31, 2006

Working on it. . .

New kits are up at the site (it is midnight) but I was getting "page can't be displayed" errors all over the site. My programmer knows and is working on it (and it will probably be fixed as soon as I finish typing this), but just in case, I wanted to post here. I will update in the morning (oh wait - it is morning!)
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Monday, August 28, 2006

Okay, Okay - you have been more than patient!!

So sorry for the delay in this post - I was scrambling last week to change Christian's preschool. Both of my boys went to a local 2 day-a-week preschool since they were almost two. Since I held Noah back from starting Kindergarten until he was actually 6, 2 days a week was fine for him. Christian on the other hand, I decided (last minute) was really going to need at least a 3 day, all day program to help him transition into Kindergarten next year. He is just a totally different ball game (in more ways then one). So, after calling, driving, touring (and writing checks!) last week, I finally got him in a great school (Friendship Christian if you are local) and he started today. Only bad thing is it is an hour round trip to get him there and pick him up each day. He is worth it though and I think this will be a great thing for him!

So, on to the preview:

Just a little glimpse, but it is one of my favorite things in the kit. New newspaper flowers from Junkitz (Teresa Collins). Funny thing is - this is about as feminine as the kit gets with it's blacks and reds (and a few arrows thrown in)!

Also have to add this picture - I saw my little nephew again this weekend (oh, and my mom, sister and brother but who cares about them)! He is getting way too big too fast! Has that red hair just like I did at this age - and a fresh scratch on the forehead. . .

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Monday, August 21, 2006

Membership Renewal

Boy, its been almost a week! It didn't seem like it had been that long since I posted. I have been trying to get a grip on other aspects of my life this past week. Even made a list today (so not like me) and have almost crossed everything off!

I had hoped to get the membership renewal e-mail out to everyone by now. I want it to be completely automated and super simple for you guys, but that seems to be what makes it more complicated behind the scenes. So, I have been testing, and going through the details (and keep finding things to fix), so bear with me! These will go out by the end of the week, but I am hoping for tomorrow. If you want to re-up, you click the link in the e-mail. If you don't, you do nothing and your membership will automatically end. It's pretty simple. I will keep you posted (and I plan to send out a newsletter at the same time).

I promise (yes, I promise this time) to do a preview this week as well of the September kit. It's quite the contrast to the August kit - red, black and cream with a little bit of newsprint! Some more Scenic Route and a little Sassafrass Lass paper. Did I mention there will be a custom product included from JBS called "Studio Notes"?. . .
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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

I'm back. . . quick post
Just wanted to post to say I'm back from my weekend in Phoenix (loved meeting all of the students there) and hanging out with Margie, Michelle, Emily and all of the SA girls. I tell you though, I spent 5 hours in the airport on Sunday and 3.5 hours on the plane to get back. I was SOOOOO glad to be home.
Trying to spend some quality time with the family this week. Our county fair begins Friday and we are so excited to go. Also trying to finish up some house projects that have been weighing on me. Finally got the playroom cleaned up today!! Tomorrow I tackle Christian's room - he is coming home after spending a couple of days with Grandma and Grandpa. We have enjoyed showering Noah with some one on one attention, but we really miss him.
In fact, Noah said yesterday on the way home from school, "Isn't it a lot easier without Christian?" I paused for a second and replied back. . . "It may be alot easier, but it certainly isn't better". He agreed.
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Friday, August 11, 2006

Thank you

While I know it is a little corny, I really wanted to use this post (and this layout) to thank everyone for the patience, understanding, enthusiasm and friendship you have extended to me the past several months. Challenges have been overcome and new challenges have arisen, but at the end of the day I enjoy what I do and have become a better person because of it. I have said it before, but I really have the best customers in the world. Please know that I am thankful. . .

I am headed to bed- off in the morning to Phoenix for the Scrapbook Answers Retreat. Not looking forward to the airport and long plane ride (particularly to turn back around the next day) but ready to go!

The August Gallery is up but the Project Kit instructions will be delayed for a day (I am hoping just a day). My programmer is having an issue with our hosting company that we are working on now. Also - see my note at the site about the Studio Inspiration pictures - these will be updated as well (hope hubby gets some darn good pictures this weekend after stealing my memory card)!

Have a great weekend!

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Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Drumroll please. . .

and the winners are: Stephanie Howell (number35) Jennifer H (number 67) Sheila Hardie (number 112) and Amanda Westerbeck (number 201). I think Ruth was able to contact Stephanie and Amanda, but Jennifer and Sheila - if you could send a note through the contact link at the website with your address, we can get your boxes out to you!

Thanks for playing - I had to laugh at some of the responses. I will try to do this more often.

And. . .for those of you who tried to purchase a Papercrafting Kit on the website yesterday, it was showing as sold out for most of the day (it's not, but getting close) so you will see that you are able to purchase today.

Have a great Tuesday!
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Friday, August 04, 2006

Let the games begin. . .
Okay, so those of you who missed the yard sale have been patiently waiting for the blog giveaways. I packed up 4 boxes and have those all ready to go to 4 lucky winners! If you want to be in the running, all you have to do is post! You can say "me, me, me!" or whatever you would like! I will have Ruth pick 4 numbers from the total number of postings I have by the end of the weekend (lets say 9:00 us central time). Photos of the first 3 boxes are shown below. The fourth box is a mystery (filled with various things):

And. . .on a business note. We really are all sold out of the Project Kits for this month. For those of you who were wanting it mostly for the exclusive chipboard shapes, I have some good news (some big news) on that front! I will let you know about it in the near future. . . (I know you love when I do that)!

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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Scratch that. . .

looks like the site is ready (still missing a photo or two from the home page but that hasn't stopped some of you)!! August kits are up! I will try and fix the blurry photo on the Project Kit page this week.

Thanks so much for your patience as usual!!
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August Kits. . .

still coming, I promise! They should be up sometime tonight (the 1st). My programmer is working on it now.

Noah's first day of school is tomorrow (can you believe that), so I am headed to bed as he starts at 7:15 (insane!!!). I will post here in the morning if everything looks good at the site.

And thanks for all of the kind words about the journaling cards!!!!! You will be seeing those more in the kits - I plan to use them over and over. I have a few other things up my sleeve too . . .!
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