Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Posted by Jen Martakis at 2:33 PM
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Well, I am off to get ready for my evening out. Have a great day!
Posted by Jen Martakis at 3:24 PM
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Posted by Jen Martakis at 8:10 AM
Thursday, August 07, 2008
I can't believe that summer is almost gone. It flew by this year. The boys have one more week before school starts.
Jim came back last week from his 10 day TMT (Teen Missionary Trip) in California. He had a wonderful time. He (along with the other teens) ran the VBS for a church out there. What great exposure and training it was for him.
Today, my Joshua is on his way to Squirt Camp. It is his first camp experience away from his family. He'll be gone for 3 days. If he doesn't get to homesick, I know that he will have a great time.
Soccer practice starts up next week too. It looks like we're in for 4 nights of practices each week. Yep, I am missing summer break already. ;)
I have some exciting news. I was approached last week by Creative Memories. They really want to try and appeal to the mainstream scrapbooking world again. So....I have been invited to design for them on a freelance basis. I worked on my first assignment this past weekend. First of all I have to say WOW! They sent me so much stuff to work with. I received a huge box full of their awesome tools and new products. If you are familiar at all with the company you know that their products are a bit different than what I am used to working with. They don't offer much in the way of embellishments right now BUT that was the fun part of the challenge. With all of their great papers and stickers (yes, I said "great" stickers) and their wide array of tools and punches I was able to really get creative. It was all really fun to work with. Anyway, if you didn't know, CM has gone to "true" 12 x 12 papers and albums. I think it's a great step in the right direction for them. :)
So, out of my own curiousity...how did you get into scrapbooking? Who's to blame for your addiction? My journey all started with a Creative Memories workshop at a friends house TEN years ago. Then, shortly after, I was introduced to Stampin' Up and my life was changed forever. lol Wow, hard to believe it's been that long. ;)
Posted by Jen Martakis at 6:52 AM
Friday, August 01, 2008
I have designed my very first kit and I am so excited. It debuts today at Memorable Seasons. Here's the direct link to the kit if you're interested in ordering. It's on sale for $19.99 with a retail value of $25.85.
American Crafts Playroom Thickers (Cherry)
ClearScraps Acrylic Two Stars OR Tags
Bazzill: 2 white, 2 color
Maya Road's Calendar Turn - A Day to Remember OR Family Ties
jenni bowlin's Chalkboard Alphabet Stickers: Vintage (Cream)
ki memories Lace Cardstock Apples Dashing OR Apples
Scenic Route Papers:
Background Worn Blue Grid
Providence Collection Buttons (Approximately 10 Buttons)
Providence Collection Green Street
Providence Collection Richmond Street
Detours Fruit Stand Printed Paper
Detours Gazebo Printed Paper
Detours Picnic Basket Printed Paper
Detours Journaling Cards Detours
Give A Hoot (Espresso) Rubons
Here are a few more fun samples that I've created using the kit. :)
Posted by Jen Martakis at 1:35 PM