I'm Getting Excited...Are You?

The day of my Grand Opening is approaching quickly. Let's forget that I only have a few items to bring into the store at this point...I'm still excited! LOL Granted, I have several more kits completed, but I really want to create companion packs for each so there is a whole collection. Then I need to find people to scrap with them and give them time to scrap; and I don't want to load everything in there all at once, ya know? Slow and steady wins the race, as they say. And this way, I don't look so lame when it takes me a month and a half to finish a kit because the boys aren't sleeping at night or the house is messier than usual or I'm so busy at work I'm too tired to design or I'm plain ol' lazy about it.

I've gotten several pages back from the fabulous gals scrapping with the kits and I love what they're doing. They make my kits look good, which--no matter how I might love the kit myself--is always pleasantly surprising. I can't wait to showcase their art! I hope I'm able to get everything uploaded and figured out by Wednesday. Keep your eyes peeled and then shop away!

In more personal news, I was very excited today about two things. My 5-yr-old lost his second tooth and has that adorable gap-grin going on (which means lots of smiling at the camera for mommy!) and my 2-yr-old woke up from nap, walked into the bathroom, pulled down his pants and Pull-up and pee-peed in his potty for the first time! And the little sneak didn't even announce it to any of us for almost an hour later!! I see a light at the end of the diaper-changing tunnel!

I hope all of you had an awesome weekend. Mine was pretty darn good.

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Freebie Alert!!

How is everyone doing this week? I can tell you that between the full moon's effect on my kids (ai-yi-yi!!) and the huge amount of specialty quotes and virtual proofs I have to do for work this week, I've had some very hectic and crazy days! I'm ready for a little middle-of-the-week cheer...how about you?

If your answer is yes, you might want to click on the Freebies tab above.

Just sayin'!


My First Sneak Peeks

Here it is, Sunday again and I almost forgot to post! Since I have two small boys and I'm not into sports...at all...we're not doing Super Bowl Sunday. Instead, we're having Scooby Bowl Sunday! We bought pizza rolls, potato skins, jalapeno poppers, chips and dip and marshmallows, and spent the afternoon snacking, playing a Scooby-Doo game on the Wii, roasting marshmallows in the fireplace and we're ending the day with a Scooby-Doo marathon! It's been an awesome day and my boys are full of "I love you, Mommy" sentiments. Good times!
So good, in fact, I didn't want to come online to post on my blog. I knew I had to, though, or I'd never stick to my "every Sunday" rule again! This is going to be a relatively short post, so I can get back to the Scooby-athon.

I wanted to bring you a few sneak peeks of the kit and its companion packs that will be coming to the store soon. I'm still hoping for a February 15th grand opening, but if the talented artists I have using my kits finish up before then, I'll definitely open sooner!

This kit was actually given away at 9th and Bloom before they closed, so make sure you check your stash to make sure you're not buying something you already have! It's a fun kit...one of the first I created using a lot of my own doodles. The colors are fresh and it's themed with making a new beginning in mind. It has 18 papers, 2 alphas, and 110 elements! 

I also created four companion packs for this kit. You'll want to collect them all to accent your pages. Let me add that one of the companion kits is generic enough to be able to use with any kit. You'll be able to tell which one I'm talking about! Check them out on my Facebook page!

Next up is the fan freebie I'll be giving away. I hope to have it ready for you later this week. Make sure to "Like" my Facebook page and sign up for my newsletter because you'll need to in order to get all the parts! Part 1 will be offered on my Facebook page, Part 2 will be available through my newsletter and Part 3 will be right here on my blog. Here's a little peek at what you'll be downloading:

Let me just say that I LOVE this kit. Love the colors, love the elements and I love the companion packs I made for it too! The freebie kit has 14 papers, 1 alpha and 40 elements. The companion packs below will be available once the store opens. These are definitely a must have! 3 go with the kit perfectly and the fourth is, once again, versatile enough to go with just about any kit. Again, check them out on Facebook.
I can't tell you all how excited I'm getting! As I mentioned earlier, I have some very talented scrappers working with these kits and I am so pleased with the pages I've received from a few of them so far. I can't wait to share them with you!

That's it for today. I'm off to get the boys in their jammies. Then we'll be cozying up under a blanket on the sofa to finish off our Scooby-Doo DVD. Don't forget to check back later this week for a download link.

Until next time...Happy Scrapping!!