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Sunday, February 25, 2007

I posted a little peek for you :-) Cindy Liebel's designs are now up in our gallery and they are awesome, you have to check them out.Color Your Memories

Here and There

We have had a pretty uneventful weekend, but here goes :-)

Friday: went to a great Jamaican restaurant with a friend from work and her husband. It was nice to go out with another couple and have adult conversation, laugh, and realize that your marriage is just like others. We have a lot in common and so it is great to laugh about the similarities. I absolutely love curry chicken, and sweet cabbage. Their rum punch was good too. I think the jamaican restaurant is what caused Rob and I too look at timeshares on Saturday :-)

Saturday: no we didn't get a timeshare, but we did browse. We love to travel and we love visiting Jamaica, so it seems like it would be a good fit. Just have to get over the price first :-)

Sunday: I have updated the site and made a few changes. Once I get the guest designer layouts, I will upload them and update the newsletter as well. I said the first, but I get anxious and never make it :-) The March kit has been received very well (I uploaded it early). I am so excited. I sold more March kits in the last 3-4 days than I sold of the February kit. I just want to say thanks to all who have bought and all who have offered encouragement. It means a lot to me. Color Your Memories Kit Club

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

March Kit Reveal

Okay, I couldn't wait to post the new kits. A special someone over on Willow Traders encouraged me to move ahead of schedule. I hope you all like it. I had great fun putting it together and even more fun scrapping with it. It is currently up for sale on the site: Color Your Memories. The Guest Designer layouts won't be up until the first still.

Here is something else I made with one of the kits.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Show and Tell

I just wanted to share something else I created using one of the kits from March. Click the pic to be able to read the journaling. I am really excited to post the new kits and to move forward with the new format. It's not easy being patient and waiting until the 28th :-) I got two of the new Prima lines delivered yesterday. The colors are gorgeous. The computer screen can't do them justice. Even my husband said, "oh those are nice, great pick." :-) It has the husband seal of approval. Look for these Prima lines in April's kit.

In other news, I am totally stressed at work, but it is totally my fault. I got behind and now my sense of right and wrong is kicking my butt and weighing me down. Darn SpongeBob for making me feel this way :-) Although I did enjoy the three new episodes :-)

Monday, February 19, 2007

Guilty Pleasure

My guilty pleasure today: Instead of using my day off to grade the hundreds of papers I have (grades are due Wednesday), I spent the day watching the SpongeBob marathon. I know, I know, I should be totally ashamed of myself. But oh well, it was a relaxing day :-)

This and That

Oh my goodness, where have I been? I need to play catch up :-)

Life: Valentine's day was very nice. Rob and I went out with two other couples from my job. We had a nice dinner at Juniper Grill and then went to the Chocolate Bar for dessert. Nothing like the softest creamiest chocolate brownie paired with a smooth port. Oh I shiver thinking about how good it is :-)

Rob and I couldn't believe that we will celebrate our fourth anniversary this year. The time has gone by so quickly. Totally know that this is the partner God intended for me.

Work: Going more smoothly since I had a revelation while talking to God one morning. I can not chnage how people act, but I can control my reaction to them. I decided to not let others control my emotions. Each time I get upset, I focus on being better and owning my own feelings. This may help me to get through one more year.

Business: Oh my goodness. I don't think I have ever crunched so many numbers, reviewed items, and made so many changes. But oddly enough I love every moment of it. It is a bit stressful and money is a concern, but I guess that comes with only being open for one or two months. I learned a lot from the mistakes I made the first month, so I guess they become learning opportunities :-) I have decided to switch up the format of the club. I am going to offer two smaller kits each month at a price of $18.50. I love planning kits, so this will give me more opportunity to do so, and the price works for almost all budgets. Here is a layout using one of the kits for March. Totally love how easy this kit was to use and the color combos. Click the pic to be able to read the journaling.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

I have been tagged by Kim , so here goes:

Five Things I Love (not in any particular order)...

1) The smell of buttered popcorn
2) Sleeping inbetween clean sheets after a good shower
3) Feeling pretty after leaving the hair salon
4) When my husband kisses me on my neck from behind
5) Being understood

what do you love....

Random Thoughts

So my hubby is out of town for the weekend and I already feel lonely. I really do love just being with him and around him. And I absolutely hate sleeping in the bed when he is not home. I usually take up residence on the sofa.

In other news, I made my V-day cards, but haven't sent them out yet. I am terrible that way. Hopefully they will get to their destinations on time :-)

Rob and I are eating dinner with two other couples form my job for V-day. I am really excited. My friends are cool and I am looking forward to hanging out and celebrating with other adults.

Only another month of cheerleading activities and the season will be over. I am so tired, I really need to break. Cheerleading is year round and the girls have so many events to cheer for that it really does block up your schedule and free time.

I have almost finalized the designs for future kits. This is a time consuming process and more number crunching than I anticipated, but I really like it. I like the feeling of ownership and knowing that someone else has found your products useful.

Rob has some big plans for us next weekend, but he won't share. He told me to pack an over night bag and clear my schedule for two days. I like surprises, but I like figuring them out more. His only clue so far is that it has something to do with Egypt and is within driving distance. CSI is my fave show, so you know my sluething (sp?) hat is on :-)

Rob and I are in major savings mode and are doing very well. My mom will be happy to know the reason................................................................I have decided to rise above my fear of raising children, so we are actively planning for that in the near future. Lots of people have said very small and random things to me the last few months that have had a big impact. I hear all the stories of my neice and newphew, watch them growing up through pics and hear their voice, and I think I am missing out on this great experience because I am afraid. Well I have decided that Rob and I both have something positive to give. Anyhoo, I will probably talk more about it in another post.

Random Thoughts are over :-)

luv ya,

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Friday Rob and I had a really nice evening. We went out to dinner at a new restaurant. Then we headed to this nice little Jazz club to hear Erin Bode perform. I love Erin Bode, I mean love her. Check her music ( ) out if you have never listened to hear. It's kinda like Norah Jones, but with a smoother, softer sound and feel. The performance was great.

Saturday we went back to MealMakers ( ). We love them. The food is good, quick to prepare and helps us to eat better. I can't wait to try out some of the new dishes. I spent Saturday evening pouring over catalogues trying to figure out what to use in the kit club for the next three months. It is a hard process.

Sunday is Super Bowl Sunday, so you know what I will be doing. Absolutely nothing...once I finish the chores I should have done on Saturday. I love football and I am glad Rob introduced me to it. He lost a bet about who would end up in the Superbowl, so he is providing all the food we will graze upon today. Yea, that makes me really HAPPY :-) We filed taxes today and are getting back a nice sum. Enough to pay off our upcoming trip to Europe, to cover expenses, and some to put into savings. That feels real Good.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Thought I would add a couple more cards to the blog. I plan to create some more this weekend. The scan is a little wonky on the one below. Maybe I will take a pic of it instead. Thanks for all of the kind comments about the first set of cards.