Thursday, November 20, 2008


I am still here! Today is the anniversary of my Dad's passing. It has been 13 years and still feels like yesterday to me. I really miss him and Mom. Life changed so drastically for me when they passed away. It was a big life changing event for me.
We are looking forward to seeing Ky and Rachel and Chris and Melany and all the grandkids for Thanksgiving! Can't wait to get my hugs and kisses and give out some love to everyone. It's going to be a wonderful holiday for us! And it will be so special to have our three new little granddaughters together for the first time ever. I plan on getting lots of pictures as well as getting my grandma hugs and cuddles from each one of them.
I have some fun news! Last night I got an email from one of the gals at Stone Accents Studios - SAS - which is a big digital scrapbooking site. I do a lot of their challenges and post many of my layouts in their gallery. They have asked me to join their CT - Creative Team - for their store!! They like my work and want me to work for them. I'll get the big mega kit each month as well as kits from any of the designers I choose in exchange for doing my layouts using them and then posting them on their site as well as two other websites and my blog here. I also have to make comments on other peoples' layouts and participate in the challenges and on the forums when needed. I'm sooooo excited and can't believe they asked me!! It will be a little more work than doing it just for the fun of it. But it isn't that much more than I'm already doing FOR fun already. Just a few little extra responsibilities. And I get wonderful goodies in exchange for it. Can't beat that!! I will be starting as soon as they get the first kit to me.
In the meantime, here are some layouts I've been doing and posting on SAS. If you want to check SAS out they are listed in my Favorite Places To Visit list on the right hand side here. Click on their link and it will take you to my new place of work!! It's an awesome site and the ladies there are so nice. I will be in good company.
Now on to the layouts! Nearly everything here was done for a challenge. A few were just for fun. The first two are of Ky and Rachel's wedding day. You can click on any of the layouts to bring up a bigger view of it.

My Dad playing Santa:

Kyran on the Olson's motorcycle!!

Yes, that's an apple core balanced on his nose!

Done for a quote challenge:

The early days of the Gang when Karen was the only girl!!

Kyran in his infant seat.

Stephen R:

These two always had such mischievious looks on their faces. Like they had something going on that the rest of us didn't know about - YET!! Chris and Ky:

The challenge for this layout was to use that font you can hardly read. It says Brothers, Best Friends and A Stick! I was excited to do this page as the photo was perfect to go along with the fact that the Stick was just put in the Toy Hall of Fame this month. What a magical toy a stick is! The little pic is of the guy holding the display of the Stick that they put in the Toy Hall of Fame.

This one of Ky was for a scraplift challenge.

And that's about it for now.
The weather is beautiful here! It's going to be cooler leading up to Thanksgiving Day. It was 86 degrees today but will be going back into the 70's for the holiday. Plus we might get a little rain????? I hope so. But not on Thanksgiving. It needs to wait a day or two longer and not rain on the holiday.
Thanks for looking at my blog! Check out SAS. Especially if you are into scrapbooking. There are lots of fun layouts to view and digital scrapbooking challenges to participate in. And the posting gifts are really nice.
AND....Remember to look for the Simple Pleasures in life. Right now we all need to do that. With times being so hard and getting harder, those Simple Pleasures are going to be important to us. Have a great day!


rachel merkley said...

I really hope it doesn't rain. We're putting all the boys in heather's backyard, in a tent

Daze of our lives said...

glad to see you back on here. . i was begining to wonder about you guys =) congrats on the job! happy thanksgiving!!