Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Happy Tuesday to everyone. Hope everyone is staying inside and staying warm. It is so slick and cold outside! Just makes we want to curl up by the fire with a warm blanket and a book!! How about you?!

Here is something else that may get your blood flowing a little better.......

It's the "Get Published" Contest for a new book called Designing with Sketches!

Here are the details.

  • Create a layout using the following sketch. BE CREATIVE!! Make it your own! You don't have to follow it exactly! Use the sketch to make a layout that is special to you and that you are proud to have made!

  • Send me a picture of the completed layout to scrapchick@tlm.myrf.net
  • Deadline is March 10, 2007 at 12 noon
  • I will then choose one of the layouts to be published in my book. I am sooo excited to see what you can come up with!
  • Please email me with questions!!
  • Ready...Set....Create!!
  • The winner will be announced by the following Saturday March 17th!

Thursday, February 22, 2007

More book news!

Wow! This book publishing stuff is sooo fun! I have so many ideas that I can hardly see straight. Here is the latest.

  • Checked out some printing places, so many cool ideas!!
  • Working on getting layouts and cards made for the book.
  • Finishing up sketch for my "Get Published" contest on my blog.
  • Designing a sketch for a layout to be taught at the next ETM crop. See www.expressthemoment.com for more details.
  • Recruiting some stores for a store directory. If you have a company or in-home business, I would love to put your business card in my book. Please contact me at scrapchick@tlm.myrf.net for more information.

I know that you ladies have ideas about what you like and what you don't like in idea books. Please pass that insight on to me. I would love to hear from you!!

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Daltons 1st Grade program

Dalton had his first grade singing program tonight. Funny how you are so proud of "The Three Pigs" Opera style. After the singing was done, the kids all did a square dance and then another dance. It was so funny to watch. It was almost as fun to watch Jaxson as it was to watch Dalton. Jax sat and clapped the WHOLE program. He just smiled and waved at Dalton. He had so much fun!!

We had to take a family picture (of course!), and here is a picture of Dalton on stage. He is the cute boy in the back row with the blue shirt on.

Boy, time sure flies! Seems like only yesterday Dalton was learning to crawl around. You have to enjoy every stage that your children go through because, before you know it, that stage is gone.

Give your kids an extra big hug tonight. More later! Tiff

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

My Newest Project!!

I have a big announcement to make! (No, I am not pregnant!)

I have decided to publish a sketches book!! I am very excited about this. I am also a little nervous, a little anxious, and a lot motivated. I have created about 75 sketches and am in the process of making layouts of them. My book will also have sketches for cards and other projects. My goal is to have a prototype together by the end of March and hopefully the final book done by June to have for sale at the Express the Moment Scrapbooking Expo. (www.expressthemoment.com)

I would really love your input. Let me know what you would like to see in a sketches book. I am still in "idea and design" mode. Feed me your ideas!

Keep checking back because I am going to have a couple of contests where YOU can submit a layout or a card and be published in this new book. This is my first project, so compensation would be very limited. I would give you a free copy of the final book for your submission.

I am working on adding some of the sketches to my blog, so check back!
Any suggestions, concerns, or ideas would be greatly appreciated!!


Photo shoot

Here are the pictures that I took of the boys. They turned out pretty cute. They had so much fun making the silly faces!!

Monday, February 19, 2007

Jumping in with both feet!!!!

Hello! Have you ever went swimming and decided to jump off the high dive.
The climb up the ladder is filled with excitement, but then as your toes hang over
the edge of the board, you wonder, "What in the world am I doing??!!"
Okay, that is sort of how I feel with starting this blog.

I get very excited about sharing my life, my ideas, and my world with everyone!! I am just leaning the ropes, so please, BEAR WITH ME!!
With this blog, I hope to be able to stay in touch with family and friends, and give them a look into my daily life as a mother, a nurse, a friend, and of course, a scrapbooker!!
I also hope to make new friends along the way.
Let me get you caught up on my week so far.......
I worked this weekend, pretty busy at the hospital. I work with heart patients, do education and help them walk and get back on their feet. Snuck out early on Sunday, went and had my hair cut. YEA!! Been hanging out Monday. Kids are just getting over being sick. My son, Dalton, has his !st grade singing program on Wednesday. I am so excited to go. Must have the camera charged up for that one!!
Took photos of my boys today. Just a bunch of face shots. Some very cute, most very silly. Hope to have them developed tomorrow to post. Hubby went ice fishing the last few days. That does leave me spare time to scrapbook. Yippee!!
Well, went to lunch at Olive Garden with Amanda and Kim today. Great food, and great conversation!! Scrapbooking of course!! It was nice to have a "girls day out"!!
My mind is still spinning from all of this blog stuff. I am not the most computer-oriented person.
Hope you enjoy my blog. Stop in and say "HI"