Friday, July 30, 2010

Mold :(

In the last week or so I have smelled mildew/mold coming from my closet. There were also dark streaks on the wall. So I called maintenace to come in - the finally showed up a day later and told me there was nothing to worry about, they would bring me a fan to make sure it was all dry and then they would repaint next week. I was told to remove all the items from the closet to help it dry faster. As I removed things. I found this:

and this 

and finally, after looking at my belongings - I then found this - these are my wedding shoes and my wedding purse. Things I was saving for obvious sentimental reasons. 

I am devastated. Heartbroken. Upset. Maybe, if this was the first time that a major problem had happened, I wouldn't care as much. But it's not. Not even close. 

In 2008 - we had a leak in the same closet - which resulted in this: 

I haven't taken the time to really dig through my photos, but there is one other water leak, damage to our patio, a broken garage door, broken plants, nails and mess on our patio from construction. It's a nightmare. 

Unfortunately, our lease isn't up until April 30, 2011. I can't handle another 9 months of this place, these problems - I just can't handle it. We are working on finding a way out of our lease, whether a legal reason, or convincing the managers that they should just let us out. If I do stay, EVERY little thing will be reported. Everything. From a tear in our screen door, to loose electrical sockets, to the damage in our tub. I will call weekly with new complaints.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Hybrid Travel Journal

Ever since I saw the posts on the "Come Away With Me" Travel Journal by Kim Lund on The Daily Digi, I knew for my next trip, I had to make one. Now, we don't go on many trips - so I didn't know when I'd get the chance, but then my husband surprised me and decided we were going to take a trip for our 2nd Anniversary in August, a nice long weekend together - and I knew I wanted to make the journal for this trip!

I decided to start it now, and fill it with the plans as well as the actual trip - so I hunkered down yesterday to complete the digital pages, using the templates from The Daily Digi. Today I went out to buy the supplies I needed and put the book together.

There are great instructions at The Daily Digi - but I might share some thoughts too. (I used Click by Angel Hartline Designs and JW Digi-Scraps for this project). Also, I didn't take pictures of the process - I was having too much fun, and my fingers were too sticky!

Step One: Go here and read the class and download the prompts.

Step Two: Create your pages (or just print the pre-done pages if you're short on time or creativity.

Step Three: Trim the pages to fit your journal, and start putting them in. I used Mod Podge to adhere the cover and back cover, and used a gluestick to glue the prompts/section pages into the journal.

Step Four: Decorate, if desired: I didn't like the little border of the original book that showed along the spiral edge, so I tied some coordinating ribbons to the spirals to help hide this.

I skipped random numbers of pages between sections, based on how much I thought I might have to add in that section later. I left the "To Do" section the longest. I have already started filling it in with the things we'd like to try and fit in - including phone numbers, addresses and details we might find helpful. When we're there, I can continue filling that section in with the things we did - what we thought etc.

I copied the blurb from the resort we're staying at's web site to include on the where we're staying page, and used their logo as well as the door county logo on the first couple of pages.

I also cut the flap off of an envelope and glued it in the back cover to stick little things I might collect.

I also made a little logo to add to all the pages as well as the cover  - I printed it out on a solid background and put it on the cover of a folder. We'll use this folder to bring all of our confirmation information for things we book in advance, as well as receipts, tickets, brochures and such that we collect while we're gone. It keeps everything together while we're traveling, and helps keep it organized until it gets dealt with when we get home.

Isn't it pretty? This is my first big hybrid attempt - meaning the first thing I did that wasn't just print and go - and I love it! Now I'm off to find something else to ModPodge....or another project i can do!

Weekend Deals!

I have lots of great deals to share with you! First up - today, Friday, I have a couple of great specials!

1 -My new collab kit Freakalicious is Deal of the Day over at theStudio - you can snag the kit, clusters and quick pages all for 70% off TODAY ONLY! It's quite a good deal - I'll post some LOs on Facebook today!

2- another Friday only deal - It's mid-summer $1 day at Scrapable and I have a few kits on sale for only $1! Woot!

3- Finally, it's Christmas in July at theStudio July 23-26 all christmas kits are 40% off and all regular kits are 25% off - I recently pulled out all of my christmas/holiday kits for you to add to your collection (if you missed them in the past)

Monday, July 19, 2010


Here is my other new release for my Grand Opening at Scrapable! It's called Lolli-Shop and it's a collab with Just Jaimee. This kit is excluded from my grand opening sale, but is super sweet! Check it out:

And here are some LOs by The Skribblers (Click Here for Full Sized LOs)

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Goodnight Sleepyhead

I have a couple of new kits to tell you about - the first is Goodnight Sleepyhead, this kit is 40% off as part of my Grand Opening Sale at Scrapable (Discount shows in cart)

Here is the kit

and here are some of the Skribbler layouts (Click Here to see full sized LOs on Facebook)

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Little Sir and LIttle Miss by Scrappy Cocoa

Steph has this great collection Little Sir and Little Miss - they are available together in this bundle, or as separate kits!

and here is my layout with Little Sir

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Puzzled - Party

Flower Scraps is celebrating - starting today! Stop by her blog to find out how to get a great kit FREE as well as lots of coupons, discounts and fun! 

Here is my layout with the kit you can get FREE! My son Adam LOVES puzzles. He's been doing 100+ pieces puzzles since he was 4! He'll sit for hours and just put puzzles together. He did this tiger puzzle with his Uncle last fall. (The alphas used in this LO are by KStudio, not included in FlowerScraps kit)

And I turned it into a quick page for enjoy!


Some CT Work...

I have been guest CTIng for Connie Prince this month, and I wanted to show you a few of the layouts I've done with her amazing kits. Let me tell you, this woman is a MACHINE! She pumps kits out so fast and they are all so amazing!

Typically Tropical by Connie and Jenn CK Designs

Digi-Survival Summer Stash by Connie and Bubble Scrap Designs
Ain't Life Grand by Connie Prince
Mister Wonderful by Connie Prince
Sweet as Can Be by Connie Prince

Monday, July 12, 2010

Something To Say

I put a new kit in my store yesterday - this one is a collab with C. W. Picket and Co and is all about Twitter and Facebook and all the memories you make on these social networking sites! Check it out (linked to my store, where you can find it 25% off this week)

This kit is great for just about any layouts you can imagine - just check out what the Skribblers have done with this kit! (Click either image to go see full sized ones at Facebook)

And, here is a freebie QP for you created by Skribbler Mercedes!


Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Retiring sale and CU grab bag stuff

Nibbles Skribbles has a few things she is retiring this month and for you that means one heck of a good deal!!!  So this is how it works you can buy the retiring kits individually for 40% off or you can bundle them and buy them ALL for 5.oo dollars!!  I have to say that is ONE GREAT DEAL!!! The kits that are retiring are:

~Butterflies and Blossoms

~Morning Mocha

~PS I LOVE you

~And Many More

and all the fun accessories that come with these kits

(all flyers are linked to, The Studio)



And Nibbles Skribbles has a new CU grab bag out also: