Saturday, December 27, 2008

2008 just some things from it.....

First layout tearing paper for it. Changed the journaling but now can't find the right picture. But journaled the story of infertility and the dreams we had and accomplished.

Had fun trying the strips of papers with journaling on it for my sons sweet picture.

Started a family tree album, okay so the coffee machine blew up and spilled all over all the other pages to this book so now all I have is the cover. Some day I plan to get a new book and start over. Don't you love October Afternoon?

Using my cricket to cut things for this page. Also just adding things to see how much I could put on this page.

So simple. I still just love these pictures.

Stress reducing card making. I am now addicted to house mouse stamps! Plan to see lots more of these stamped cards from me in 2009.

An Random book I made. Just took pictures that I liked, did not go in a theme or anything. So each page is it's own story. There is my father inlaw in the one page with the two little ones. He passed this summer. We all still miss him so much. A couple weeks ago without thinking I called his house and got the this number is no longer in service. Broke my heart all over again. Kinda wild you can dial a phone number without thinking about it.

My going to be 20 yr old daughter many years ago. She is now living back in the same town as us and is doing fantastic.

My son doing what he loves best! He is so musical and plays so many instruments.

A watercolor stamped card. Used a mini mister to spray the stamp before I stamped it on the paper. Tim Holtz stamps and tech I learned from him.

Birthday Explosion box I made for a friend. Have not made one since, I might have to work on one again.

WOW I finally got to meet Tim Holtz! He is even wicked cool in person! I admire his talent. He posted on my blog once this past year and sent me over the moon. Amazing person.

From Left to right..... Julie, Heather, Me and Jenn...
Finally got to meet Heather in person after almost a year of talking on the phone, emailing, and working together on kits and crops for my website. It was a dream come true. Jenn was one of my DT girls and I so enjoyed meeting her too. Both girls made me laugh so much and made my whole cha trip a blast. Julie is a dt for Clear Scraps and also a member on my message board. Got to meet her and hang out a tiny bit. I hope we get to hang out a lot more next time and get to know each other. Julie is a very sweet person and I am glad I got the chance to meet her.

You wont believe this... This and 5 carts was a gift from my message board. They all chipped in and sent me a beautiful Cricket as a gift just because they love me. I was so touched and still every time I use it think of all of them. Amazing ladies to do something like this for a person they have never met. I have been blessed with the sweetest most caring girls on my message board. They do things for each other too that bring tears to my eyes. Very loving group!!

Became friends with this super sweet lady, Leslie. Leslie survived one cancer and now is fighting 8 brain tumors. I pray many times a day for her and ask anyone reading this if you pray please pray for her to be healed. Pray for her loving family to have strength to help her through all of this. Pray that Leslie's veins hold up for the chemo treatments. I appreciate any prayers or well wishes you send her way.

Got to have a message board girl stay at my house. Grammy b other wise known as Brenda. Okay so it was the flat version on her but she was here. I made her coffee and coffee cake her first morning with us. Doesn't she look fantastic? You can not see it in this picture but this woman is sporting some BLING!!!
Hey Brenda, need some ramen? :)

Got to meet Ali Edwards and Stacy Julian on my first trip to CHA. All these years I thought I was tall... Ran into both of them at the next CHA and they remembered me or at least humored me! Ali is one of the coolest people out there. The second time i met her we got to talk more and I think she is so real and so awesome. No airs about that lady. She is pregnant right now and looking so cute. What a year!!

This is my friend Rita. She was my " Driver" from the airport. LOL Long story but when she held up that sign welcoming me Ali thought it was for Stacy Julian at the airport. I busted through and said NOPE sorry it's MY DRIVER. Rita was a real sport playing it off for me. :) Rita was the best taking me to my hotel and around town. We giggled a ton and just had a great time. Rita has had a surgery this year that took it's toll on her. I hope 2009 brings her happiness and good heatlh.
I hope to post more things I loved about 2008 in the next few days. The economy might have been horrible but I can say my account is full of the best friends ever from my MB!! 2008 has been so much fun.
Started a kit club that was always sold out and ended it in the years time. Boy how come no one told me how hard kit clubs are? It was fun while it lasted. We did have some of the most beautiful kits thanks to Heather Prins. We had fun crops, great scrap chats and just a wonderful time.
Thanks to everyone who has made AMR the success it is! I could not do it without you..
OHHHHH did I mention I opened a store front? Yep two months ago I did it. Loving having people to talk to in person sometimes. I am so blessed to be living my dreams.
How was your 2008?

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Merry Christmas to all....

I want to wish everyone a very merry Christmas and the most wonderful new year!!

I want to thank everyone for their amazing support over the past year at All Moments Remembered. There have been many changes and more changes happening now at AMR. I am always hopeful they will be good changes and we are always pushing forward to more wonderful things. I can say with all my heart that I feel I have one of the sweetest groups of ladies on my message board. I could not have asked for anything better for my message board. I am so proud to call them all my friends.

As many know we just mailed out our last kit from the kit club. It was a fun year with it and Heather did a beautiful job designing it each month. We sold it out each month which was more then I ever hoped for. But the nightmare of trying to get everything in on time and sent out on time became just to much. So with great sadness we decided to shut the kit club down. I will always be thankful to Heather for all she did for me over the past year. Some company will be so lucky to get her on their DT or get her to design kits for them. She has an amazing eye for putting everything together. See her layouts and you will see that talent is dripping off this girl. I often wondered how I got so lucky to have found her and for her to have joined me on this venture. Thank you Heather!
Then there is the design team girls. Our first group with Linda and Tracy was so much fun. They had such talent and kept things hopping around here. I hope they have done wonderful things since then. The latest DT's Deb and Jenn are going to be missed so much. I met Jenn in person at cha and wow is she a doll. I am so fortunate to have met her. We had many nights of giggling at CHA. OHHH wait Heather and I were giggling all night long while Jenn slept through it. LOL!! ARRRGGHHHH Mattey!! (inside joke there) What a time we had. Jenn is a very talented lady and I know she will be on a new design team soon. We will see her work in more books and magazines. This girl is going to be known in the scrapbook world, mark my words. Deb has started designing a kit club for a friend of hers near where she lives. I wish her tons of luck with it and huge successes. Debbie's style of scrapbooking has always been a favorite of mine. I hope to create projects as beautiful as hers some day. Debbie is one of the sweetest ladys to talk to and was wonderful to me always. I wish all these girls the best life has to offer!!! I will miss them as they move on. I sure hope they do not become strangers to the board and still post with us. May all your dreams in the world of scrapbooking come true.

So no kit club for 2009! :( But we are in the works for some amazing talented designers to come here and teach classes in the store front and online for us. Anne Marie who is loved by so many is back to run the online crops! Our first one is Jan 9th and will run all weekend. More info coming soon on that. We have many more things up our sleeves but will let you all in on it soon. If you love challenges, raks and fun times then stay tuned!!

Thank you to all who have supported me through the lose of my father In law this summer. Watching someone you love die for a year is not easy. But I sure can say I had an amazing amount of love and support here. I then opened a store front scrapbook store two months ago. It has gone fantastic. Thank you to all of you who shop in there! I am so enjoying it and love being able to meet and talk with people that come in. Opening the store has not come without problems. Trying to balance my time between both stores and my family has been a challenge. A challenge I am learning and trying all the time to improve. I think I am learning lots of new things and will be able to bring my customer service both online and in store back to the best it always was! No kits and learning more and more all the time is going to make things flow easier! I am very excited about the new year ahead. I hope you will join us in the venture!

I want to close this post with a request for prayer for a dear friend Leslie. She has 8 brain tumors and is going through treatments right now. I believe with all my heart and soul that miracles happen and in the power of prayer. So if you have a moment during this busy time of year please say a prayer for her to be cured and to make it through the treatments with as little pain as possible. If you don't know Leslie you are missing out, she is one fantastic lady. Love you Leslie!! We should expect miracles!!!

So again have a Merry Christmas and the most wonderful new year possible!
Hugs to all,

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Coming soon to All Moments Remembered..... Basic Grey Bittersweet

These layouts were created by Kelly Goree with the new Basic Grey Bittersweet line. This is a decadent line of papers. I can hardly wait for them to come in. My mind spins with ideas for each paper.

Bittersweet paper collection pack.....
Includes 18 sheets of 12"x12" papers, one sheet coordinating alphabet stickers and one sheet coordinating element stickers • Acid & lignin free

Things I have seen over the week that have stuck in my thoughts...
7 ways to have a good day
Talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet.
Look at the sunny side of everything.
Think only of the best, work only for the best, and expect only the best.
Be as enthusiastic about success of others as you are about your own.
Forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
Give everyone a smile.
Spend so much time improving yourself that you have no time left to criticize others.
Christian D Larsen

As one person I cannot change the world, but I can change the world of one person.
Paul Shane Spear
You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses.
Forget mistakes. Forget failure. Forget everything except what you are going to do now and do it. Today is your lucky day.
Will Durant
Don't drag yesterday problems into this brand new day. Give yourself, and those around you, a break and start fresh.
Lucy MacDonald

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

October Afternoon Papers in stock are on sale today 20% off

I just simply adore October Afternoon papers. Get some yummy ones now at 20% off all day today. This is just a sample of OA papers. Be sure to see in the All Moments Remembered store for the whole selection.

The holiday season is here and wow does life get hectic. Be sure to remember to take some time for you and your family!