Wow, what a busy month it has been. I want to start by apologizing for not blogging in such a long time. Between Christmas and having my whole family home I was pretty busy for awhile. It was a little bit of a vacation for me but after being an empty nester for awhile it was a lot of work having everyone home again, not that I am complaining…LOL.
During the holidays I took some time to learn CSS and HTML, I have wanted to learn it for awhile but never had the time. When I first started learning CSS I thought “this is not too hard at all” well, let me tell you, CSS is a lot easier in theory than it is in practice, one little comma out of place and WHAM, nothing works…LOL. After many attempts I did manage to spruce up our homepage, but I think I will leave the big things to a web master. BTW, I am still looking for a web master that can take care of the little things that come up now and then, so if you would be interested in doing a little work in exchange for lots and lot of gorgeous scraps please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Another reason I have not blogged in a while is that I have not had much time to design and I figure that who is going to come by to read my ramblings if I don’t have a freebie. I have a few kits in the works but I have really been focusing on what needs to be done for the site. One problem is that I have kind of a one track mind, so when I focus on something THAT is what I focus on. There are so many things I want to do for the store and site that it has taken a lot of my time and energy. It’s funny, when I decided to start the site I really had no idea of what was to come, but this place has really become my baby, I have meet some great people and made some wonderful friends, I want to do whatever I can to see that my baby keeps growing every day.
As many of you probably know Pillowgirl is leaving us at the end of the month, she has been a good friend and team member and I hate to loose her but she has too many things going on so something has to give. BTW, she has a sale going on that is advertised on her blog so go take a look. Another designer we are loosing for a while is Pamela of Digitreats, her little ones are going to school this fall so she is taking a hiatus to spend more time with them before the “fly the nest” we are hoping she will be back full time after September. Janalyn has our new designers from the design contest settled in and they have all added some beautiful products to the store. We had some tough choices to make for our CT call but we were able to trim the list down to tragedyanne, JanW, tripmom06, Kittenb, JCSimons, MarilynG, StudioCK, Sharpli and ~Heather~ as our newest CT members, between their cute children and stunning nature photos you can expect to see a lot of beautiful new layouts in the gallery.
Be sure to get by Candee’s blog, she has the first part of A Mermaid’s Heart freebie available. Candee is one of the most amazing people I know, if you read her blog you know that life has not been easy on her, yet she is so upbeat in dealing with things, I truly admire and respect her. Her latest kit Dusty Memories is absolutely beautiful.
We don’t usually post the link to our newsletters on our blogs but last week the design team posted it so those of you who are not signed up could see what you are missing. Since I didn’t blog last week I will post the link to this week’s newsletter. It really is beautifully put together and laid out, so if you don’t subscribe yet, take a look for yourself at what Lori has put together this week.
Here is a freebie from the January Mega Kit, SAS-y Cinnamon, it has 68 papers and over 100 embellishments and is on sale for 6.95. To see some of the beautiful layouts made for the kit check out the newsletter or go to the gallery. Well that is about it for now, Enjoy!
Download SAS-y Cinnamon Freebie Here