February 2009


Living with Less

02/01/2009

A few years ago I flew to Florida to visit my grandmother. As I spent the weekend in her home, I was overwhelmed by a sense of peace that I felt. My spirit was calm, I could breath deeply, and I had a content smile on my face for what seemed like no reason. I don't feel like that often and so I wa…

Better Black and Whites

02/02/2009

I go through phases with my photos. For a long time I made almost all of my photos black and white. And then, as I learned to take better color photos I became a lover of all things color. And now, I find myself swinging a bit back the other way - enjoying the classic look of black and white photo…

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT -- Audrey Neal

02/03/2009

Today we have the honor of spotlighting DesignHouseDigital designer AUDREY NEAL -- of be Audacious Designs. Audrey is a talented designer, scrapper, and author.  I will always remember Audrey as the first person on my creative team.  I had only been designing templates for a week or two and sh…

Sharing Files

02/04/2009

(stitching and tab by Robin Carlton)It is probably easy assumption to make that since you are paying for digital scrapbooking products, they are yours to do whatever you want with. The biggest difference between paper and digital products though, is that when you purchase digital products, you are …

Happy Valentine's Day - from us

02/04/2009

Are you still trying to come up with a Valentine's gift for the ones you love? Well, Janet and I (Steph) have been excitedly preparing this not-so-little Valetine's gift for you that you can easily turn into a cute gift for the people you care about most!! :) We teamed up with another Stephanie fro…

That is SO cool...

02/05/2009

"What's cool?" you ask. Well, lots of things are. Steph's post from yesteday...um, WOW! That is some serious coolness. I can't wait to get playing with all that amazing stuff. I did one layout the other day, but I can't wait to do more with it. Stephanie (the other one) is so serioulsly talent…

Weekend Inspiration...

02/06/2009

Ahhh...the weekend.  For most people weekend means a few days of family, fun, relaxation, good food, and a little less stress.  This year is the first year in my married life (nine years) that we have actually had weekends off.  I am TRULY enjoying it.  This weekend is even more exciting...m…

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT -- Pineapple Plantation

02/07/2009

Aloha, baby!  We are so excited to have PINEAPPLE PLANTATION DESIGNS with us this month.  Personally, I am really excited to have Shauna, the face behind the cool design name, with us this month because I got to learn of another great new-to-me designer!    Part of my goal in having the DIGI …

The Invisible Mom

02/08/2009

You might have read this before.  You might have read it a lot.  But, it is worth reading again. And again.  Every day I have to remind myself that what I do as a mother can not be checked off a to do list. Even though on most day it LOOKS like I did nothing all day long...the results will be…

Something is Missing

02/09/2009

Something is really, really missing.  As I have been travelling around the galleries in the digi world I have been noticing time and time again that there are no words. I see lots and lots of incredibly talented scrappers who are scrapping amazingly beautiful layouts, but I keep asking myself, …