Christmas Treasures Blog Hop

I have exciting news.  The recent certified designers from are having a HUGH blog hop.  Here is the info:Be sure and get in on this raft of freebie goodness.  You know it will be good as it is sponsored by Jessica Sprague…why my part alone has 10 papers and a full alpha.

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New Baby Brother

My two youngest grandsons have a new baby brother.  He was born on Oct. 18 and weighed 8 pounds 9 ounces  and was 21 inches long.  His name is Carter James.  His mother is my former daughter-in-law.  The boys are just so excited to have him finally here, especially Chase.  Chase is 4 3/4 years old and babies hold a real mystery for him.  His  mom showed the boys some films abut how new born babies look and one of his first comments to me was, “Grandma, Carter was not dirty.  He was all clean the film said that he would be dirty but he came out clean.  Of course, Carter was 20 hours old by the time Chase saw him so he was indeed clean.  Kurt and I went to the hospital to see him too.  We have volunteered to be his Flagstaff Grandparents as his live far away and  we will for sure be including him when we do things with the boys.  We went over to the house on the day he came home as we picked up Chase from preschool.  It was so much fun to see him interact with Carter.  Brother Conner was pretty aloof about the whole thing.  He is 7 and feels so grown up now.  Here is a scrapbook page that I made of Chase and Carter.
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Well, it’s official I got my certificate from Jessica Sprague. I am now a certified designer. I sell at (Natural Designs in Scrapbooking). I am enjoying the designing and I give a big thanks to Jessica and Carina for the class.  If you get a chance take it. It’s called the Art of Digital Design. Here is my certificate:

Here is a preview my newest kit, Burning Foliage.

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Saturday Morning

There is just something about Saturday morning that makes my heart sing…….even when I am not working.  Saturday is just such a refreshing day.  Today I will prepare all my cases for Foster Care Review Board, package and upload my new digi kit, Burning Foliage and finish a 2 page spread in the NWR2 class at Jessica……oh I will also eat banana bread. (Banana is a great word.  I know how to spell it…it just don’t know when to quit!)  Yesterday was crazy.  I went over to Thomas School to sub for Annie (pre-arranged awhile ago) and lo and behold our sub caller had assigned someone else to the job. 😦    But, all was not lost I got to see many old friends from South Beaver.  Even saw some kids I knew from South Beaver so that made the craziness not so hard to handle.  My ABC inspired kit is coming along nicely.  I have finished through L.  Here are the previews for my Burning Foliage kit which will be at later today or tomorrow.  LOL  I always plan more than I can do these days it seems.

Well, guess I’d better get busy with my to do list for today.  Think it’s gonna be a beautiful fall day here.  It’s going to be hard to stay in and get some work done.  Guess I’ll have to take a little break and a walk.

Make a nice day!  ~Ann

Scrapbook Classes

Somehow I wound up with four classes this week.  this will carry over into next week too.  I have Jessica Sprague’s, Now We’re Rocking vol. 2.  Tiffany Tillman’s, Photoshop Brushshop2, Crystal Wilkerson’s  Blog Basics for Blogger and Carina Gardner’s, ABC Album Inspiration.  They are all good and I wanted to take them all so am just trying to juggle my time.  I still need to finish my Burning Foliage Kit too.  Whew!  I have done some substitute teaching lately too.  WOW retirement can sure be busy.  We are going to the Pickin’ In the Pines festival this weekend(Fri.-Sun.) out at the beautiful Pine Mountain Pavillion.  Many good groups are playing.  Here are the first three pages from my ABC Inspiration album.

Well, back to my class marathon.  Make a nice day.  ~Ann