Happy Digital Scrapbook Day! You should have just come from Kim's blog. Isn't she amazing? :D Well, I must say that this year I am very thankful for my new sister. My brother got married this last June to a wonderful woman that I am privledged to call my sister. She has changed his life and I couldn't be happier. :) :) :) This is a new and different Thanksgiving and I am happy for both of them.
Here is a paper page I created just for you ... enjoy! :) <">
Welcome to your next stop! You should have just come from Chelle's blog. I hope you are enjoying all the stops along the way! Make sure to leave our designers some extra love ... they created an amazing kit to help celebrate!! :D I created a quick page for you. It is based off of this layout:
Here is your quick page:
Next stop Val's blog. Make sure to pop in at Scrapmatters ... we have a ton of games, chats and just flat out fun planned!
**Updated with links!!** I am blessed to work with some A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. designers in the digital scrapbooking world. One of those designers is Wendy from WM[squared] who sells exclusively at Scrapmatters. I have teamed up with her unique designs and am now selling Quick Pages (QP) with her kits!!! If you are not familiar with a QP, basically, I create a scrapbook page for you. All you have to do is input your picture and you have a layout completed! Today was supposed to be my "Grand Opening", but Scrapmatters had some difficulty this week and prolonged the new releases until tomorrow. BUT, I thought I would show you what I will be selling officially tomorrow:
Happy Birthday Wendy!!!! We are all thrilled that you are joining us to help celebrate Wendy's birthday. I am sure most of you have just come from Jennifer's blog. And before I give you my template, I wanted to share one of my best birthday's ever:
Actually, I have to back up a year ... it was the worst birthday. I was turning 31. Everything that could go wrong did that day. I was sick and nothing was going right. It was nothing that my family did, just life. By the time Jim got home to make dinner for me, the girls and my dad who came to help celebrate, I was almost in tears. My family did everything they could to cheer me up and it helped. I was really looking forward to my "German Chocolate Cake" ice cream from Baskin Robins. For the past couple of years that has been my birthday cake. I LOVE it. The only problem is that it is seasonal ... Oct.-Dec. Well, since my birthday is Jan 4th, it has never been a problem. This year when Jim went to get our ice cream, they were out. Not a drop left. I didn't know this at the time, but Jim had the lady call ALL the Baskin Robin's in the area to see if they had any. Everyone was out. Everyone. When Jim called I could tell by his voice that something was wrong. When he asked me what other flavor I wanted, I started to cry. I picked a different flavor and tried to let it go. I found out later, that when my dad went home, he called all the BR around the area as well. My family rocks.
So, fast forward a year. The last week of December, the girls hear Jim open the garage door and they go run out to meet him. All of a sudden I hear squeals and giggling. I knew something was up. Jim comes walking in the door with a FULL TUB of "German Chocolate Cake" ice cream from BR. Not just a half gallon, but when you walk into a store and ask for a scoop of ice cream? The tub the scoop it out of? THAT tub! He wanted to make sure that i was not deprived of my favorite ice cream of all time. What a guy!! It is a memory I will treasure always!!
So, now that you have read through all that, here is your free template!!!
Happy iNational Scrapbooking Day!!! What a wonderful holiday!! He, he!! Well, you should have just arrived from Britt's blog. Before we get to the freebie, I wanted to share a special moment my family had this last Thanksgiving:
Now while it looks like a bunch of us trying fly wooden airplanes, there is something special about it. My brother (man in the center) had invited his girlfriend's parents to my mom's house so that our families could meet (girlfriend on far right. My daughter is center by my brother. The other two people, are the parents). NEVER have we met "the parents". Everyone thought David was going to propose to her while we were all there. But I knew better, it wasn't romantic enough for him. This was a chance for our family to get to know each other. My baby brother had finaly met "the one" God had choosen for him. So in this moment, I knew that our family would never be the same. I finally had a sister!! O.k., well, not offically, but soon. I knew it. And yes, David did propose the following month ... a story I will save for a different time. :)
It is hard to believe 1 year ago I was talking to my friend Suzette Allen (amazing photographer BTW ... check her out on the right side) on the phone when Jim walked in the door. He was home about 2 hours earlier than normal from work. I hung up the phone only to have my world turned upside down. Jim was one of the thousands that lost his job. That weekend we had planned to go to my sister and brother in-laws cabin for the weekend. I remember sitting there trying to keep a happy face wondering what life would be like a year from now. Would we loose our home? Would Jim ever find a new job in the economy as bad as it was? I knew God would provide for us, but how? I KNEW I had to keep my faith and not waiver ... but oh the doubts I faced.
1 year later, almost to the exact time he walked in the door, I am soooo grateful. First off to Jesus Christ. He is our everything. Our Rock. Our El Shaddai. Second, to family. They supported us in prayer, food, money, helping Jim out with side jobs, etc. I am not sure how we made it, but we still have our home, and the only thing shut off were our cell phones. We are truly blessed. I remember looking in Jim's eyes and prophetically telling him it would all be alright. And it is. He now has a job that he loves and because he is happy, I am happy.
Lesson to be learned? God will provide for ALL your needs. He is our loving Daddy. I would not want to do it again, but I am very thankful for all the He did for us.
So, moving on ... here is some recent pages I created. ;)
I am a follower of Christ, wife, mom, photographer, scrapper and PE teacher. I started scrapbooking in 1996 and digitialy scrapping in 2007 when I received my Canon Rebel XTi. I currently use a EF-S 17-85mm 1:4-5.6 IS USM lens, EF 50mm
f/1.4 USM, EF 70-300mm 1:4-5.6 IS USM lens, Speedlite 580 II flash and my softwareis CS3, Lightroom 2.1. I am also interning with Suzette Allen Photography.