Thursday, July 28, 2011

and the winners...

Good Thursday morning! I am a fan of Thursdays. Are you? First of all...that means it's almost Friday. :) Secondly, Thursday evenings are special for our family. We have been getting together for dinner with our extended families for years now. My husband's mom, sister and kids all come over and we spend the evening together. Nick's mom makes dinner, Danielle (his sister) makes a yummy dessert and we usually play cards or dominoes and drink coffee. It's really a great time. All of the cousins get to play together. It's really nice and it helps our families stay close. Do you have any special weekly traditions?

Okay...on to the business at hand....I had 29 comments on my blog post for the giveaway plus I had a comment from lizj over at two peas saying that she was unable to post a comment here because she doesn't have a blog. (what a bummer! I checked out my settings and it's set to supposedly let anyone comment...anyone know why this would've been a problem?) Anyway, I put her in at #30 for the drawing. So...that means I have 3 kits to give away. Yay! I went to random.org and here we go....

Winner #1,,,
Bloggermadelineas said...Takeing care of my garden and my yard. Taking Shimelle and Ali's classes now. Keeps me going
Blog looks great Jen
7/27/2011 10:43 AM

Winner #2....
   
Christa said...
Beautiful Jen! I am in DESPERATE need of a makeover on my blog too!
7/27/2011 6:12 AM

and Winner #3...
Blogger Linda Beeson said...
Oh how I love those colors! I have been looking for a digital houndstooth paper!
7/26/2011 1:57 PM
 
Congrats ladies! Send me your email addy's (jmartakis@hotmail.com) and I will get the download link to you. Thank you to everyone that commented!
And, of course, if you would like to purchase my Simple Starts Kit 1 you still can. :)
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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Giveaway!

For months....I have wanted to makeover my blog. Time was not exactly on my side though. I have been swamped with deadlines, planning my oldest son's open house and last week we were on vacation. But....yesterday with CHA over, I was able to sit at my desk and DECIDE what I wanted to work on. I *heart* days like that. After I waded through a weeks worth of email, I thought I would update my poor neglected blog. When I signed in and looked at my blog, I realized that it had been 24 days since I last posted. That will just not do. I am getting my butt in gear and am going to keep up with my blog posts. Yep, I said it. And I'm going to do it! lol

After posting about a zillion layouts yesterday to catch up with showing you what I've been up to, I got to work on my makeover. I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out. I really love the colors. So....how about this....leave me a comment telling me what you've been doing this summer and I will enter you in a drawing to win the kit that I used to create it, Simple Starts Kit 1...




I will leave the giveaway open until Wednesday (7/27/11) evening. And....I will give one full kit away for every 10 comments that I receive! So....what have you been up to this summer? :)
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Monday, July 25, 2011

the end of July...

...already? This summer is going very quickly. In roughly a month, my boys will be back in school. Do you look forward to a new school year or dread it? I have mixed emotions. I love having my boys home but I long for some quiet time too. ;)

Have you seen my newest digital kit? Simple Starts Kit 1 is available now. I really love the color scheme! You can purchase the entire kit or the papers and elements separately.


Here is some awesome inspiration for you created by my Creative Team and the Two Peas Creative Team...







I have also been busy creating both digital and paper projects....

For Fancy Pants - their Summer CHA 2011 releases...




For the Garden at Two Peas...

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Thanks for taking a peek! :)
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Friday, July 01, 2011

up for a challenge?

 
Come join me in the Snap & Scrap Your Summer Event at Two Peas. I share some of my favorite summer photos, projects, products and offer a challenge! You have until July 6th to upload to the gallery for a chance to win a cool prize package from Two Peas in a Bucket. :)
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