Friday, January 2, 2015

Update and apology

Happy New Year Everyone!!! 2015 is here and I'm feeling pretty darn good about it :)

Unfortunately last month didn't exactly go to plans, as many of you already noticed if you've been a follower for awhile. Usually it's a month full of giving back to you, and something I truly love and enjoy having as part of my tradition. I must admit, I was a bit lost not having the advent and 12 days going on, but then again the whole holiday season and month was nothing short of different and new for all of my family. 

As you may already know, we relocated from Ohio to Montana this past August :D 

It has been an incredible experience since leaving Ohio, to say the least. My whole perspective on life has changed, things are happier, life seems magical and I feel whole. We got a fresh start, a true one and I have finally learned to "Let it Go!" - hey, we're Frozen fans too ;)


The end of November we were hit with some news (I can't exactly discuss as of yet due to upcoming court) that left us scrambling to move, yet again.

I will admit, I was a bit stressed at first.  We were needing to move, with no place to go, no means to really make it happen since we just spent all our savings a few months back to get here in the first place   and we just weren't prepared for that kind of hit. I feared living in a van and no Christmas even at all at first. This year though, for the first time ever, I just breathed and said "It's all going to work out- This time of year is magical and I know magic is about to happen"
Sure enough, it did. 
We got a place, we were blessed with help moving, blessed with Christmas help and just all around love and amazing blessings to turn the situation from grim, to one that I couldn't have ever imagined for my family. All I can say is God is good, and he had a plan for us!

So the first week of December was full of packing, hauling, cleaning, moving and just madness. We got into our new home, and then the following week was unpacking, cleaning and decorating to prepare for Christmas. Seriously- anyone who moves during the holiday season is pretty glutton for a lot of work and running around like a chicken without their head!!
But the designer part of me was in love with all the decorating- I finally got to have more than 1 tree and had the task of turning the house around with basic decorations flowers, pine and lights. I felt like I was scrapbooking my house with all the clustering and piecing together- But I loved it!

 

So anyways, we finally got our internet turned on here at the new house right before Christmas (Merry Christmas to me!! I was happy dancing!!) But since it was so late, I decided to just spend the time relaxing with the family since the kids were home, and just breath and revel in the reason for the season. 

I invited some of our church family over for a dinner, as I'm still used to cooking huge meals and I have to admit, it was amazing. The kids all said "best Christmas ever!" and it was so nice celebrating with our new family here. *Plus I got to skype my family in Ohio :)*


So, I'm very sorry for not being able to do the countdown and 12 days like I usually do. Life happened, as it always does, but I plan on doing a month of love and giving anyways. So raincheck has moved it to a countdown of Love- we'll countdown to Valentines and share in the joy of giving and loving that way. (Plus- Christmas can be celebrated ALL year round.....the reason that is, so the show will go on.....just a little late ;)

I'll be preparing that in the next few weeks and we'll get it started on the 14th :) 

Much Love to you all, I hope your Holidays were amazing, full of love and blessings and ended 2014 on an amazing note.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Digiscrap Parade





This month for the Digiscrap Parade the theme was the "scary stuff"
Halloween is great and all, but with the colors picked, I couldn't find anything scarier to design something for. I had an aunt that had a double mastectomy and recently our pastor's wife underwent surgery as well to get rid of cancerous cells.  The funny thing was, they didn't seem scared at all and were determined and confident they'd beat it - So in honor of them and all the survivors out there!
Here's my portion to this month's DigiScrap Parade: 

~Click the photo below to download~

https://www.dropbox.com/s/7l2c2cc8ivhe3cg/SDS_TheScaryStuff.zip?dl=0

Please click the links below to follow the parade

 http://snipsandsnailsscraps.blogspot.com/https://www.facebook.com/LJSDigitalDesigns

DSD is HERE!! Time to celebrate!

DSD is here and in full swing over at The DigiChick!
There are awesome sales and contests and challenges and giveaways and.....well lots of FUN for us crafty loving people :) 

Everything in my store is 40% OFF or MORE and I have lots of new releases this week that you won't want to miss!

http://www.thedigichick.com/shop/Mystery-Quest.htmlhttp://www.thedigichick.com/shop/Autumn-Days.html
 http://www.thedigichick.com/shop/You-Rock-Journal-Cards.htmlhttp://www.thedigichick.com/shop/You-Rock.html

There is also an awesome $2 chick blitz going on this weekend as well where you can grab up a bunch of my designs for deep discounts. 

http://www.thedigichick.com/shop/Witch-s-Brew.htmlhttp://www.thedigichick.com/shop/A-Ghostly-Tale-by-Sweet-Digi-Scraps.html
http://www.thedigichick.com/shop/Sparkle-and-Boom.html http://www.thedigichick.com/shop/Sort-Of-Cosmic.html
http://www.thedigichick.com/shop/Comic-Heroes.html

This is the LAST sale you will find on these products this year, so stock up to save!

*And mark your calendars......DSD means it's just 1 month until the amazing Sweet Digi Countdown begins :)

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

DSD IS COMING!

DSD is just around the corner!!

Lots of brand new Sweet Digi Scraps releases are coming with lots of ways to save, win and just plain have fun!!!


Monday, January 27, 2014

Buried Under!

We're still here, hiding in the snow :) 
I'm pretty excited though, as we haven't had this much snow in a while. 
Now if the cold would just shake, then it would be perfect for sliding!! YAY! That is totally in the plans this week. 

The kids did go out and play in the snow for a little bit, but the negative windchill have made them change their minds fairly quickly to come back in. I've debated opening a Hot Coco cafe here ;)

Outside of the snow, I have been doing a lot of work with music. A couple duets in the works with all types of wonderful gushy emotional stuff LOL. Me and Johny will hopefully have a couple finished pieces here in the very near future :)

I'm actually feeling a little valentinesy lately. o.O
I honestly don't really get into the holidays as much as I do for Christmas.....but this year, well I think I just might be a little smitten LOL. Call me crazy, but this little bit of me is feeling fuzzy and warm. 
It COULD very well be the fact that I'm longing for warmer weather, but I'm going with love ;)

I finished creating this week's collection today! It's massive and totally ME inspired LOL. Between the warm fuzy feelings I've been having, and the wonderful music inspiration of some funky/fun new sounds - Well, Tadda: 



That's a sneak peek of JUST the kit....there are LOTS of add ons coming with this and I am in.....
you guessed it - LOVE ;)

Also Digi related and DEFINITELY worth noting.....There are 2 free gifts coming your way this weekend. One on the Digiscrap Parade: 


And one with the new challenges over at The Digichick - So keep your eyes peeled!
Much Love