Monday, September 4, 2017

Update on Life

Hey everybody.  It's been quite a while since I posted because life has been so crazy! I know that I mentioned something in a YouTube video about what was going to be happening with our family, but just realized that I didn't really let you know clearly here on the blog, so here goes...

In the middle of May, I learned of a job opportunity nearly 1400 miles from where we were living.  It was a great opportunity and after much prayer we decided to pursue it.  The new hospital flew me out to interview at the beginning of June and we knew they would be making an offer before we even left.  Over the next several weeks, we packed up the house, wrapped up my job, packed what my husband would need to move his office with us and headed across the country with 2 kids, a dog, a cat and 3 vehicles.  We were so busy getting things wrapped up in our old home, that there wasn't time to really get a home on the other end.

Now I know that sounds crazy, but we knew that the Lord was in this move and so much had been worked out to make it clear that we were to go, that the details would all work out.  We sent the moving truck off in the right direction and then headed off on August 1st.  While on the road, we found an extended stay hotel and a storage unit so we would have a place to go.  We pulled into the hotel on Thursday afternoon and went house hunting on Friday.  By the end of the day on Saturday, we had made an offer on a gorgeous home and I started my new job on August 7th.

Since our arrival, besides working a lot of hours, we have spent some time sightseeing in our new area, taken our son to college, sent our daughter off to college and reduced from 2 hotel rooms into 1.  Yes, we have the cat and the dog with us.  We will be so thankful to move into our new home!


You should probably know that I only brought this one basket of "crafting" goodies.  Some of what you see has been purchased since getting here.  I was blessed with a Joann's gift card as a going away gift from the wonderful management team at my old hospital.  I used that to get some more watercolor supplies so that I could take a class at https://art-classes.com.  I highly recommend this class though I'm just getting into it.

After all the busyness of the last few weeks, it has been such a blessing to have this long weekend as a down weekend for rest, relaxation and crafting.  Watch for some new posts in the next few days that show some of what I've been up to.  I don't anticipate much crafting time in the next few weeks unless we aren't able to close on our home on Friday as planned.  However, I found some projects that I completed before we left our old home so watch for them soon as well.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

New CTMH Idea Book & Stampaganza!!!

New Close To My Heart Idea Book
The new idea book will be available for customers on August 1st.  There are so many things to love in here that you won't want to miss it.  However, if you are interested in getting some items that will be retiring, time is running out!  Head over to www.djssundries.ctmh.com and scroll down the left side of the page to the "Going Soon" tab to get those items before they're gone. 


Stampaganza!!!
Happy Stampaganza Month! This month only - buy 2 sets of stamps and get a third free. (The free set will be the least expensive set. From past years that means that if you buy 3 D-sized and 3 B-sized, they would give 2 B-sized free instead of 1D and 1B). Plus they are offering an amazing bundle called "Word Puzzle" and have brought back some favorites exclusively for the sale. The fliers are in the "files" section above. Want to know how you can get the "Word Puzzle" bundle for FREE??? PM me and I'll let you know how. Head on over to www.djssundries.ctmh.com to catch this amazing sale.


Free Stamp Set!
Be sure to enter the Stampaganza Gathering. I will be choosing one person who orders to receive a free D-sized stamp set from the new Annual Idea book. You haven't even seen this stamp set yet!!!

Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Convention Time

Hey Everyone! I'm so excited to be attending the Close To My Heart Convention this week.  I have so much going on that I wasn't sure if I would be able to attend, but I'm so thankful that it worked out.  Watch for updates as I'm able to release them.  In the meantime, check out this month's specials before they're gone.


Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things!

Monday, May 29, 2017

I Need a Few Addresses!!!

Jessica McGuire,
Terri
and
Meghan Greene

I need your addresses to send your prizes.  Please comment below.  I will not publish your addresses.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Winners!

The winners are listed below.  Unfortunately there wasn't a day 10 winner as there were no comments. It actually worked out though, because I discovered I didn't list a prize on day one.  Thank you all for participating.  To receive your prize, simply comment with your name and address.  Since I screen all comments, I will not post comments with addresses to protect your identities.

Day 1 (Washi Tape - 2 packs)- Jessica McGuire
Day 2 (Clear Sparkles)- Shawn Box
Day 3 (Together Stamp_- Rose
Day 4 (Purple Hearts)- Meghan Greene
Day 5 (Le Pen)- Deborah O'Neill
Day 6 (Today Stamp)- A Busy Bee
Day 7 (Sequins) - Terri
Day 8 (Shimmer Brush) - Alicia "Golden Goddess Designs"
Day 9 (Shimmer Trim) - A Busy Bee
Day 10  - No winner

Live Beautifully Paper Packs
Ashley S.
Deborah O.

Monday, May 15, 2017

National Scrapbooking Month Giveaways - Day 10

Do you ever feel so busy that you just don't have time to get your scrapbooks caught up?  If so, Picture My Life (PML) may be for you!  What is PML?  PML is a pocket scrapbooking system where you slide your photos into pockets and add cute cards into other pockets to add your own flair or a bit of journaling.  You can complete entire albums with Picture My Life or mix them into your traditional scrapbook pages.  That's typically the way that I use them.
 
Today's giveaway question:

Have you every tried Picture My Life?  If so, do you add embellishments to personalize your cards?

How would you like a set of PML cards?  You can also find them here while supplies last.    Leave a comment with the answer to the questions above to be entered to win. 

Everyday from May 6-15, I will be giving several items away.
  1. For the main giveaway, every $25 purchase made at DJ's Sundries CTMH site (here) will be entered into the main drawing where I am giving away 2 "Live Beautifully" Paper packs.  Just enter the Love2Scrap gathering and receive 1 entry for every $25 in product you spend.
  2. Daily Giveaways - I will be giving away something everyday from today until May 15.  Simply comment here or on my Facebook page (here) with the answer to each day's challenge and you will be entered to win*.  Sound easy?  It is!

Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

National Scrapbooking Month Giveaways - Day 9

Another way to add some sparkle to your scrapbook projects is by using shimmer trim.  It adds so much to your pages without adding hardly any bulk.  It comes in a variety of colors and can be trimmed easily with scissors or even your paper trimmer.  I also received a quick tip from another consultant that is clearly groundbreaking for crafters.  Ready?  You can color it with our Shin Han markers!  Can you imagine what you could do with that???
Today's giveaway question:

Have you ever tried to use Shimmer Trim in your scrapbooks?  What do you think about it?

Wouldn't you love to win a roll of Shimmer Trim to start scrapping with?  You can also find a large variety of Shimmer Trim here.    Leave a comment with your answers to the questions above to be entered to win.

Everyday from May 6-15, I will be giving several items away.
  1. For the main giveaway, every $25 purchase made at DJ's Sundries CTMH site (here) will be entered into the main drawing where I am giving away 2 "Live Beautifully" Paper packs.  Just enter the Love2Scrap gathering and receive 1 entry for every $25 in product you spend.
  2. Daily Giveaways - I will be giving away something everyday from today until May 15.  Simply comment here or on my Facebook page (here) with the answer to each day's challenge and you will be entered to win*.  Sound easy?  It is!

Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.