November 29, 2010

I made the Creative Memories design team!!

Oh my, I am so honored to be apart of such a wonderful team!! No words can explain what I am feeling right now... this is truly a once in a lifetime experience for me and I am in awe that I get to work with some of the best designers in the Scrapbooking industry (my opinion).

Over the past two months Creative Memories has accepted several hundred applications for our Design Team positions. These projects were all phenomenal! There was a VERY large amount of talent to pick from. While it was very difficult, we did have to narrow it down…we thank each of you for taking the time to submit your talents. We wish each and every one of you well in all of your future "scrappy" endeavors!

It is our pleasure to introduce the 2011 Creative Memories Design Team:

Jen Martakis

Nicole Martel

Jill Klasen-Creative Memories Home Office

Cindy Liebel

Sarah Klemish

Shawna Webster

Leanne Bailey

Sharyn Tormanen

Ginger Williams

Jen Lessinger

Wendy Bretz

Celeste Smith

Liana Suwandi

Addie Rysavy

Amy Coose

Rita Barakat

Christa Paustenbaugh

Stacey Hansen

Jamie Cripps

Denna Motta

Sharon O’Nan

Julie Ann Kelley

Diana Brodeur

Lori Mancini

Jenny Bingham

Trisha Swan

Karen Hengel -Creative Memories Home Office

Lacie Schwanke-Creative Memories Home Office

These fabulous designers will share their talent with us in many different, the Project Center, our Catalogs, SCRAPS, and many other places.

Welcome to the CM Design Team!

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November 24, 2010

I'm grateful for...

1. Grateful for GOD, my family and friends.

2. Grateful for my health.

3. Grateful for my husband who continues to adore me and remind me that I’m annoying and nagging at times (giggles)…

4. Grateful for my beautiful 9 month old son who lights up my life.

5. Grateful for my love for reading and scrapping!

6. Grateful for having the chance to travel before the baby arrived.

7. Grateful for having the courage and determination to earn my bachelors degree in Business Management after two hard years.

8. Grateful for having a house, a car, warm clothes and food in the house.

9. Grateful for so many fun memories with my hubby, family and friends.

10. Grateful for my friend Mischelle who stood by me while I was pregnant when most of my other friends didn’t bother to call. (I know who my true friends are)

11. Grateful for boots and fun socks.

12. Grateful for my ability to laugh at things through good and bad times.

13. Grateful for my mom and my grandmother.

14. Grateful for music that makes me happy and feeling young again.

15. Grateful to keep on learning and growing and to become a better person that I am.

16. Grateful for my independence and determination.

17. Grateful to have a good head on my shoulders.

18. Grateful to have a good job when several people are out of jobs right now.

19. Grateful to have my wonderful dogs and cat. (They make me happy).

20. Grateful for finally getting my scrapbook work published in paper magazines and books!

21. Grateful for being alive and having much more then most people have.

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November 16, 2010

He is so bright for an 8 month old

OMG!! So the other day MY 8 MONTH OLD JUST TOOK 3 STEPS BY HIMSELF TRYING TO GO FOR HIS TOY!! He probably would have taken more had I not interfered... I was worried that he'd fall and bang his head on the shelf in my room.

On that same day, while I was trying to put Edward to bed, he was trying to climb over my shoulder; he was doing everything he could to get out of going to bed. I looked at him and said, "no, it's nite nite time." And do you know what the little stinker did? He leans his forehead against mine starring me in the eye with a mischievous little grin on his face that clearly stated, "mommy, you and I both know that you are not going to push this issue." LOL. So I started laughing and gave him an Eskimo kiss. Pete has been doing this with him...

So Pete will rub noses with him and say "honk, honk". And Edward cracks up... so I did it, I asked him where was my nose. He touched my nose. Then I rubbed my nose against his and said "honk, honk" and my sweet baby boy lost it. LOL. He was laughing so hard, I though he would pass stop breathing lol. And I started laughing and I repeated the process. It was about 10pm. when we were doing this and I loved every moment of it.

The boy's pretty stingy with his kisses... and boy was I surprised when I asked him for a kiss this morning, he opened his mouth wide and gave me a kiss. He made my morning.

And here he is tonight at 9:20pm. He clearly did not want to go to bed. I think he's becoming a night owl. Or maybe he is fighting to stay awake to play with mommy since mommy works all day. So I'm watching Edward crawl to where Paw paw is sitting. Paw Paw looks at him and does not move. LOL. So Edward squeezes by him, looks in my room, doesn't see anything interesting, and decides to crawl around Paw Paw back to me. LOL.

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November 7, 2010

Eleven years and 1 month ago

Eleven years and I month ago, you approached me with, "How you doing?" You kept following me around at Shindig in October 1999. My friends tricked me and told me that I had to catch a ride with you if I wanted to get home that night... After a few drinks, I wasn't in the position to argue on the fact that we all went as one so why can't we all fit on the way back... So Pete took me to the pub where we all decided to drink some more... I remember looking over at Pete thinking he was the cutest man ever and kissed him right at the bar... Yep, I made the first move. I had just turned 21 too. I agreed to go out on one date with him. We spent the day at Deep Creek Lake, talking and spending time together. From then on, we've been together. This picture was taken in November 1999. We went camping at the beach for the weekend. We had a great time on the beach. My favorite part of was the bonfire that we built at night.

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