Monday, December 31, 2007
Sunday, December 30, 2007
Thank you for your understanding as always
Saturday, December 29, 2007
Also because I was working on some things and had this prepared. My Steal is... The first 100 people or so to visit my blog get to download this new Valentine Doily file. The password is iagreetou1229 This file will be uploaded to the QMC membership for all those members. So if you missed it. It will be there shortly and you have until March to download it. HERE IS THE LINK FOR THE DOWNLOAD. This link was removed after over 100 people downloaded it.
Thank you to all of those who have emailed me regarding the Visually Creative Team. I will keep taking emails until Wednesday. And then get moving on it all. I have gotten some beautiful project shots. Thank you to everyone right away who is thinking about participating.
So this file isn't in the store yet, but is coming soon. I just had to share because I think they came out cute!!!
Have a wonderful weekend and Enjoy!!!
Thursday, December 27, 2007
So here are some of the new ones I uploaded to the "hopper" at Paperthreads in hopes they make it to the store for the Secret Sale. They are on the left.
I am ready to get past the holiday season and into the New Year. This past year has had some incredible lows for me and my family, but at the same time some phenomenal highs. I have alot of new friends because of this blog which I started in February of last year and a very enjoyable way to help support my family by selling files at Paperthreads.
I have to take a moment to Thank all of you that visit my blog regularly throughout all the changes it has gone through. And for those who have hung in with me. And also to those who send me little emails with stories about their families and their lives because you feel like you are a part of mine through this blog. Thank you to everyone for being a part of my blog.
QMC members - I uploaded the Family frame to the QMC section HERE. It was the winner of our pole and is now there for everyone to see.
The 12 days after Christmas... for those stopping by to see the deal. It is the awesome lady with the cutest Puppppy you have ever seen. SOOOO Cute! Keep an eye out for my day because I will have a Cheap Cheap deal and a steal. So don't miss it. Here is the forum thread with the info.
For those who requested these frames above I will be sending them to you in your email.
Nikki Maxfield. Could you please email me. I am getting bounce messages from your email box. I just realized.Thanks mucho.
Creative Team - I have decided after talking to a few to start a creative team for Visual Designs by Chris files. The commitment will be one project per month. The opportunities include preview files and the files you work with for a project will be given to you to work with. I have a few people seated on this Team already and have a few more spots. If you are interested, please send me 3 project pics and an email with a little bit about yourself. I am going to limit this to a certain number of people because I want to be able to work with everyone. If you have sent me projects in the past just let me know and I will look through my folder for them. I keep them all. (When I need a creative boost, I peruse them) There are some limitations as to who I can have, but we can discuss that in email rather then here. And I will probably do it by familiarity and first response. There will probably be openings in the future as well when some decide to focus on other parts of their lives. So I will keep those who have sent in their info in case they want to join in the future. Thank you in advance to those who have decided they would like to participate in this. My Email Address
My camera battery is dead, but I can tell you some of the gingerbread story. Much like my friend Lori the glueing process to stick it together with powdered sugar and water was an experience. I sat with my hands in a great contortion holding it all together waiting for it to dry. I finally had to go do things and let go and the roof slowly slid off. So I stacked Marshmallows inside to hold the walls up and left the rest for my hubby to work on. So he and my son put the rest of it together and decorated it. There is a marshmallow for a smoke stack and a hugs hersheys kiss for on top of it. It came out super cute. Two green macaroons made trees in the front yard. and the pictures will come tomorrow.
Seeing my son Christmas morning was awesome. Our bedroom is at the end of the hall. So being the worry wart parents we are. He still has a monitor in his room at 3. So we could hear him move around slowly and the more then we heard him jump up. So I stood at the doorway of our room and he came out of his room and ran for the Christmas tree. I followed behind him and sat down on the floor next to his presents so I could see his face. The biggest opened mouth you could ever see. It was fantastic. FOR ME he said almost in a whisper. I said yes it is because you are such a wonderful boy you made the "nice list". He jumped on his mechanical backhoe and started digging at the carpet and having a blast. It was awesome. Some of the other moments included the look on his face when he opened another gift. He opened his eyes look at me and said in a whisper... "I cannot believe it". This made grin from ear to ear. He gave everyone hugs and he said THANK YOU VERY MUCH lots and lots. My mom got him a knight's outfit it was one of the last presents of the night and I think he has only taken it off to sleep or eat. He loves to play dressup. I attribute this to the Backyardigans show. Such great imaginations. I can really see my son using his lots.
Thank you Heather for the Holiday Card. I don't know how you do it, but it was beautiful and humorous all at the same time. Wonderful!!
Also, I got a few picture projects in the email over the weekend I will post them in the next couple days. They are awesome!!
Well can I ramble. ... I absolutely Can. I better run!! Gotta feed those horses.
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Saturday, December 22, 2007
So as you can tell I have been working on the curly frames. If you requested one of these frames I will be sending them to you in the next few days. These are the ones I have done. I am at my limit on requests for these so I won't be taking anymore. However, I will be offering a custom one in the store for surnames and offering all of the above and the others in the store. So if you made a request when I put out the call for them. You will be getting one. I am just working my way through them. If you like them, I am hoping they will make it up to the store in time for the Secret Sale.
Friday, December 21, 2007
Also.. working on Matte Frames with all the words sent in. I have a bunch done.
Oh and if you missed signing up for the newsletter. The link for it is HERE The freebies are still there so get them while you can.
Secret Sale Dec. 24th-Jan. 1st
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
So I wanted to say Hey! If you are stopping by, I'll be back on Monday! I have got to get the Mobile Blogging thing figured out. That would be fun. Maybe I will see if I can do that. Well if you don't see a change here til Monday you know I couldnt get it to work.
Sooooo I am off to Vegas tomorrow for the weekend and to see the NFR. Wooohoo!!
Have a wonderful weekend yourself and create create create!
Monday, December 10, 2007
This past weekend we spent lots of time hanging out together as family. My bambino got his kitchen with a grill and he loves it. We had to go on Sunday and buy more plastic food for it. My son is a cooking crazy man. He also received a Fireman Costume. So in between he has the Fireman jacket on and the Chefs hat. So he is busy busy. It was nice because he got about 5 or 6 gifts and he can play with them now before Christmas. He can be overwhelmed at times with tons and tons of things. Overstimulization. So having a few at a time was good.
Well I can't think... I have so much running through my head and a ton of emails to catch up on so I better run. I just wanted everyone to know I was still alive!
Have a wonderful day!
Saturday, December 8, 2007
Hello to all. My Dad is here and today is the day we have "Christmas Morning". I am waiting for my brother and his wife to wake up so we can all get showered and head to my sisters. My Dad got my son a kids kitchen. My Son knows it is there because he went with Grandpa to pick it out, but he is anxious to get it out of the box. So this should be fun. Apparently, my little boy gets beat out for the kitchen every day at school. They have centers and there are only 5 kids to a center at a time. So he wanted his own. I figure he may be the next best chef of the world. So lets get it for him. Of course for the more manly testasterone approach it has a grill on one side and a kitchen on the flipside. :) This will be a perfect accompaniement (sp?) to his fort in March when it is warm enough to be outside regularly again.
A few things...
Have you seen this layout
From Rosalie over at Paperthreads she is on the Creative Design Team there!! Woohoo!
I don't have the large photo version to post here. If Rosalie is stopping by my blog maybe she can EMAIL it to me and I will post it here. I love the way the leaves and the paper and the Autumn Beauty Jumble are cut to out and the papers all match so well together. Thank you Rosalie for such a great project.
In other news... Have you heard of a Scrapbook Whimsy?? Well Wendy over at Scrapbook Whimsy has become the first retail spot for purchasing my files already diecut. So if you don't have time to run your cutter or have hit upon my blog and don't own a cutter, but want one of my diecuts Wendy is the first one with a Commercial License to retail the diecuts. Here is her beautiful store site! Thanks for participating Wendy and congrats on your storefront. I will be working on getting her link up on my main website as well. Thank you to those who have seen my diecuts for sale on her website already and were concerend and emailed me. I so appreciate the support and everyone watching out forme. She is selling the actual cut piece of my file and not the digital file. My digital files are not for sale anywhere other than Paperthreads. If you see my digital files posted anywhere else, always feel free to let me know. I appreciate my visitors always. If you are interested in the Commercial Policy it is HERE.
Okay so I have about 220 emails to respond to from the last few days. So if you sent me an email I will be getting back to them as soon as I can. I just wanted to stop in real quick and say Hi before I head to my sisters and spend more time with Dad and then next weekend is Vegas woohoo!! So I will try to catch up with them all before I go.
Have a wonderful weekend!!!
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Monday, December 3, 2007
Saturday, December 1, 2007
Friday, November 30, 2007
So today has been a creative day for me. Here are some of the things I have been working on... First I want to put together a coffee mug for my Dad (luckily he doesnt have internet so I can post this) So I have been putting together a collage of pictures and we found a lady who said she would send it out to us right away for next weekend. My sister-in-law called her and said she seemed awesome to work with. I will let you know how the order goes and post the link when I get it done.
Then I have been working on some new packaging for the store. and Some new ideas. I thought these frames could be great to putting around a picture. Here is my offer to you. I will take the first 5 requests of one word to replace the word family with and email you the file. I think this would be great for scrapbooking, but also for in an actual picture frame with a picture behind it. So EMAIL ME here. So send me your word and your file type needed and put Matte Frame in the subject. I probably won't have them for you until after the 17th, but thought I would offer it to those who might be interested. I have my five. Thanks guys!
I just thought they looked nice so I thought I would post again for today!Have a wonderful weekend!!
Well It's Friday. Woohooo.. Made it another day. Just realized I need to head out and feed horses because the hubby didnt this morning when he left, but thought I would post a quick note.
-The poinsettia in a pot is up at the QMC
-I have everyone who has joined the QMC added, if you can't get in let me know. The link is on the left of my blog.
-Lots of great emails about the Scrapping With Cancer/Brody so I am thinking we will make it through the holidays and then come up with a Cut-A-Thon of some type for the scrapbook kits he is putting together. Some of the designers have agreed to join in. Thank goooodness. So I will have to work out some details. Here is the link to Brody's main website. http://www.freewebs.com/scrapingwithcancer/
-Still working on the Blessings Jumble. It just isn't working for me yet.
-Added a few files to the store yesterday .. woohoo!!
So those are some updates.
This weekend I am cutting my son's preschool classmates names on my KNK and also a stocking patten so they can glue them all together next week. My little one will miss school on Wednesday because Grandpa will be here. (I am so excited about this).
We got some lights up last night and if I can get them off the camera quick I am going to upload them here to see. they came out cute with the lights in the background. I have been playing with my camera features and having lots of fun.
Okay well gotta run my son just came up to me with a big powdered sugar smile... So now I need to investigate what was the cause.
So there should be more later.........
Yikes theres a trail... powdered sugar.ahhhhhhhhhhh
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
So for Thanksgiving we did the After Dinner Chores Cards. My aunt put the little cards from my Treat for Trickers file underneath everyones plate. And when dinner was done everyone picked up their plate and there was the chore for after dinner. Let me tell ya dishes were done much quicker. There were at least 7 people in the kitchen at all times helping out. So it was nice to see everyone getting involved. It worked out pretty well. I am curious if anyone else used them and if they worked out. If you don't know what I am talking about it is in the QMC and in my past posts here on my blog. It was right after Halloween that I posted it. The pictures on the left are of all the hardworkers and my brother with his that said empty trash. Which he kept in his pocket so that no one else would say he should do dishes. He also become the drink getter. So he got really good at grabbing beer for the dishwashers. Everyone had good spirit about it. So that was nice and there wasn't any major pouting.
The pictures below are my son getting to put the angel on the Christmas Tree at Grandma's house this year. Okay I have to get back to it.
PS the first picture was just me playing with my camera with the lights from the trees.I thought it looked fun so I shared.
Monday, November 26, 2007
Thank you also to everyone who participated in the presales and the sale for the weekend.I am not sure when the next will be. December plans to be a super busy month. My Dad is coming to the desert to visit, we are going to vegas for the nfr, and it is my Hubbies bday, Anniversary for my parents, nieces birthday, oh and of course... tadaa.... christmas. Can we please pack some thing else into the monthof December. Actually forget I said that or it will happen. Wowser!
But this past weekend was my anniversary. 6 years and counting. Love my Guy. We went out to dinner Saturday night at the place he proposed to me. It was fun. My punkin got to visit with his Aunt and Uncle and had a great time. I got to visit with my hubby and just relax. Afterwards we were going to go dancingtry to party like a rock star and stay out late like we used to. HAHAHA. We were ready to go get the kiddohead home and just hang out. Although... we did shut the Lowe's down on the way home. Woohoo!! Wewere out late enought to make it to last call at Lowe's. Of course we were getting paint and itemsto work on the fort which is just awesome that my hubby has been working on. Super romantical.. not for some.. but fun for me. Just that time together. Mahvelous.
And Sunday... I went through my little ones room. I got rid of 5 bags of things, some to goodwill,some to the trash, some to the ebay pile. My ebay pile is huge. I need to get on it.Took some explainingto my son that when gifts come there needs to be room for them. I took the time to organize the toys weput back and spread those toys out so he can get to them more. An area for the toy tools, the cars, the puzzles, the books. Etc. When we were all done. he was super excited to be in his room. It was refreshing and I am ready to work on each room of the house for my Dad to come visit and clean things up so next weekend we can put up the decorations.
Well I have to run my fingers are freezing. Jan.. one of the designers at Paperthreads.. she livesaround the corner from me just recently she moved here from a much colder client. Well she has beenpraying for cool weather. And it has beeeeeen cold. Cold for me anyways. My hubby went and pulled the portableheater out of the RV and brought it in the house this morning. It was 55 in here. Not chilly for some, but chillyfor this desert lady. We need to light the pilot light for the heater, but it is nice to actually havea few chilly evenings. sleeping under blankets instead of just a sheet. wewwweeee. But I am fully goingto blame it on Jan cause I know she has been praying for some colder weather and it's here.
Also, if you have a second my friend Lori at Paperthreads needs some positive thoughtsand prayers as she hits surgery this week. We are all praying for a quick return to thecomputer designing desk because some of her new files are just soooo cute. And also I love her witand can't wait for her to be back in the swing of things.
Seriously my fingers are gonna fall off they are frozen. I am off to find some hot cocoa. Have a wonderful day!
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Well I am off to watch the video of my son in his first school performance. They said dress cowboy. So he did. He insisted on his Professional Bull Riders shirt, jeans, boots, hat, chaps and stick horse. So I video taped it for the family to see. Totally made me smile! I will post one of the pics here after the weekend.
So I am thankful for everyone here!!! If I get some energy I will post more later. I am working on the Blessings Jumble still and am not happy yet with the end result. So it will be coming. Don't forget the sale! Lori is jumping in on it and a bunch of the designers at Paperthreads.
Monday, November 19, 2007
This coming weekend is Thanksgiving, decorating on Friday for my MIL, Saturday my anniversary and Sunday hopefully Sunday will be a day of rest. What will be most important for everyone here is it is the SALE. all my files will be on sale and I am getting as many holiday ones done as I can. Wanda sent me this awesome picture of her card using the Silent Night file. Love it. It is beautiful and simple and clean. Love it! Wanda wrote that she used vellum for the inside of the card which I think gave the snow some of its feel. Thank for you sharing Wanda!
Below are some of the files I am working on . They all can't get posted in the QMC because it is supposed to be 20 files or a little more and I am already at 8 or 9 and the QMC for this quarter goes til March. Wew! But I keep reminding myself that December will be crazy and I won't be able to post many. But I think those members already joined will be way ahead of 20 files for this inagural membership.
I am also grateful for my home. The safety and warmth of home (not just my house, but all the things that make it a home) is precious to me."