Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Think positive Challenge

There is a challenge going around where we are asked to post 3 positive things we are thankful for 7 days. Because I live with Bipolar disorder I try to do a daily evaluation everyday to find the positive so that I do not become overtaken by the depression. I decided that I would not only do this challenge on my facebook but also wanted to share today's post here on my blog.  #1- I am thankful for my husband , who is a great father, a great listener, a great provider, my best friend. He is my partner, he makes me smile when I am down. He is supportive and kind and helpful. He is a hard worker. He never leaves in the morning without telling me he loves me. He helps me to see things from another prospective. We do not always agree but our differences in opinion about some things make us better parents and make our family unit stronger. I am thankful for everything he is and everything we are together #2- I am thankful for our home. I love waking up and being able to sit on the deck with my morning coffee, listening to the roosters crowing and the birds chirping, I am thankful to be in the mountains and far from the hustle and bustle and stresses of city life. I am thankful for people who love the city life but I am not one of them. my mom, I am thankful for everything that has to do with my mom. She taught us family values, that family comes first and that no matter what we are there for each other, family members mess up and sometimes let us down but they also lift us up and show us what is truly important in life. She taught us that sometimes people make mistakes, she taught us that no one is perfect, she taught us that everyone has their own reasons for the things they do and to try to see it from their point of view even if we do not agree with them. My mom is always available for me to talk to, to share the happy and the sad and anger, the fears and my dreams with. I am thankful for the strength she gives me just by listening. I am not going to nominate anyone else for this challenge but instead ask all my friends to reflect on what they are thankful for not everyday for 7 days but everyday that they open their eyes. There is so much pain and hurt and hate in this world that really thinking everyday about the positive things can help to get through the negative.

030   this picture was taken at Long Pond just around the corner from my home and it is my positive picture for today Smile

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Chalk it up

As always this time of year my thoughts are on the children going back to school and planning what I will do with those "first day" photos. Check out these cute layouts made with the chalk it up paper pack. There is no stamping on either of these layouts just the paper pack and the Complements and Assortments that go with the paper pack. HOW EASY IS THAT?!?!?!
12" x 12" You Amaze Me Layout
X7184B Chalk It Up Paper Packet
Magic: Secret™
X7184C Chalk It Up Complements
Z3009 Chalk It Up Assortment
Z2205 Black Exclusive Inks™ Re-inker
12" x 12" School Year Layout
Make It from Your Heart™ Vol. 2: Pattern 7
X7184B Chalk It Up Paper Packet
X7184C Chalk It Up Complements
Z3009 Chalk It Up Assortment
Z1935 Black & Grey Epoxy Bubbles

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

10 pack of scrapbook memory protectors for only 3$

During the month of August, when you purchase any of the 13 available Picture My Life™ scrapbooking programs featured in the 2014–2015 Annual Inspirations idea book at their full retail price of $24.95 USD / $27.50 CAD, you are eligible to add your choice of 1 of 8 qualifying Memory Protectors™ 10-packs for just $3 (USD & CAD)! Each Picture My Life scrapbooking program already includes a coordinating 10-pack of Memory Protectors, so when you add your additional 10-pack for only $3 you will be well on your way to your own picture-perfect pocket scrapbooking adventure!

August 14
               Avonlea                                                                    Babycakes                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
14-ss-pml-avonlea          14-ss-pml-babycakes

          Later Sk8r                                                            Surf’s Up
  14-ss-pml-later-sk8r  14-ss-pml-surfs-up

                    Skylark                                                Balloon Ride                                                                                                                                                                             
14-ss-pml-skylark  14-ss-pml-balloonride

               Chantilly                                                                  Pear & Partridge
14-ss-pml-chantilly  pear & partridge

 Chalk It Up
                                                                                                         Laughing Lola
chalk t up 14-ss-pml-laughing-lola

                          Wanderful                                               Seaside                                                            
wanderful  seaside 

                   For Always
for always

Picture My Life™ scrapbooking programs

box card

so I needed a Birthday card and I have been wanting to make one of these box card since I first saw them on pintrest.

I used black card stock for the base because I knew I wanted to use the Laughing Lola paper and have found that I love the way the Laughing Lola looks with black


the Laughing Lola was one of the paper packs that was retired but I have some kits left to make these if you are interested contact me Smile