Friday, August 29, 2008

A Blog Party and an Inspiration Crop!

If you need some motivation, or some inspiration, I have two great opportunities for you!
The first is an Inspiration Crop at Scrapdango. You still have until Sunday to participate in the challenges. There are some awesome prizes up for grabs! There are scraplifting, sketch, and ad challenges posted! Check them out!

Next is a BLOG PARTY! One of my favorite kit clubs, Transparent Touches and Tags, just started a blog, and to help kick it off they are having challenges, games and best of all...PRIZES! Here are the details:
TTT's Blog Party
Wednesday, August 27th - Wednesday, September 3rd

TTT is excited that we have joined the blogging world! We decided to have a BLOG PARTY to celebrate and have a week of scrapping fun with challenges, games and of course...PRIZES!!!

There will be several opportunities to win prizes throughout the week. Here's a quick look at what we will have during this party:

1) signing in! Go to the Sign in Post for the party and tell us who you are, where you're from...and what you're bringing to the party! (you will get entered into drawing only need to sign in once, even if you're here more than one day)

2) adding TTT's blog! We will be having a drawing for those of you who add TTT's website and/or blog to your blog!! Don't have a blog, or want more opportunities to get in the drawing? Add it to your signature somewhere else besides the TTT message board. (you will get one entry per link that you add to your blog or siggy)

3) posting a comment on the blog! As you check out what we have so far on our blog, please feel free to leave a comment. There will be a drawing with names of those who leave comments....if you've already left a comment, your name will go in the hat! (you can earn mulitple chances in the drawing by posting comments on more than one post)

4) subscribing to the blog via email! There is a sign up area on the right hand side of the blog where you can put your email and then you'll be notified whenever there is a new post added to our blog. This is a great way to stay informed and inspired with what TTT posts each week. (you will be added to drawing #4 by signing up)


**Picture Pieces Game: hosted by Nathalie...check back on Saturday for this game!

**TTT Blog Scavenger Hunt/Questions Game: hosted by Jen....check back on Thursday for this game!

~~~each game will have a TTT prize pack for the winner!~~~

Check back throughout the first day of the party for the challenges to be posted! There will be a couple different layout challenges and also a fun card challenge! Each challenge will have a TTT prize pack for the winner.


They also are having some specials if you sign up for a subscription...
*New* customers who sign up during the Blog Party for a 6 month TTT Kit Subscription will receive a FREE GOODIE BAG with fun scrapping things from past kits! (value $10-15) You can specify if you'd like things for girls, boys or both.
*customers must be new to TTT and have never had a subscription with TTT before
*this offer cannot be combined with offer #2
*offer good until Wednesday, Sept. 3rd at midnight PST

If you are a current TTT Kit Member with a subscription and you refer a friend to TTT and they sign up during the Blog Party, YOU WILL BOTH receive a FREE GOODIE BAG with fun scrapping things from past kits! (value $10-15) You can specify if you'd like things for girls, boys or both.

*the person you refer must be new to TTT and have never had a subscription with TTT before
*offer good until Wednesday, Sept. 3rd at midnight PST
*there is no limit on how many friends you can refer--the more you refer, the more you'll get!

So if you sign up, tell her Taryn sent ya!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

OMG! It's been a month!

Yikes! I can't believe I haven't updated in a month. It seems like it's been a whirlwind since we came home from the beach with getting the retreat house ready.

First, let me tell you a little bit about the kids...Devon is getting ready to start preschool and we are both excited. I got her a little backpack and we've gotten some new clothes for school. She's a busy little lady during the day playing, playing, playing, and waiting for daddy to come home. Kinsey is 8 months old already! She is a little bugger. She's crawling everywhere and pulls herself up on anything she can. She loves to have things in her hands at all times...even when she's crawling. No teeth yet, but I think they are on the way. At least, I hope that is what explains some of her crabby moods. Devon is learning to be a good big sister and share her toys, which is proving to be pretty difficult at the moment.

Next up, what have I been doing creatively? Well, I've been participating in a contest at Transparent Touches and Tags. My scrappy friend in real life Jen is hosting it. I subscribe to TTT, so this is a great contest for me! We just have to make layouts using the kit. These are some of my very favorite kits, so it's easy for me to create with them. Monica has such great taste in products. Here are some layouts I've done for the contest. It's based on Page Maps sketches.

This first one is of Devon. We are finally finished potty training! It actually went very well. I had to strategically place a flower on her bare butt so the whole world wouldn't see it...LOL.

Next is Kinsey and her 5 month photos. We do this every month for the girls, or at least during the first year. It's fun to look back on. Of course Devon has to get in on the action!

And finally, here's one of Kinsey at the beach. Erik dressed her and brought her over. She looked so cute bundled up in her cover up! Can you tell I was paranoid about her getting sunburn?

In other news, the retreat house is going AWESOME! I can't believe it's really finished! I'll post pics later of my friends who stayed a few weekends ago.