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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Faith Sisters National Scrapbook Day Weekend Cyber Crop

May 2-4, 2008

Friday at 6pm EST - Sunday at 8pm EST @

We are so excited to announce our very first Faith Sisters Cyber Crop! We thought that National Scrapbook Day weekend would be the perfect time for our very first Online Crop! There will be challenges, fun, chatter, shop specials and PRIZES!

We are joining together with two on location National Scrapbook Day crops across the USA:

Get Crafty Studios
Plaza Suite F140 318 5th Street
Parkersburg, WV 26104

Scrapbook Addict
2105 Town Center
West Sacramento, Ca 95691

Since we have Faith Sisters all over the world we will be opening up our Cyber Crop here online for those who just can’t get to one of our sister on location crops! A crop is available for all Sisters!!

Never done a cyber crop before? Read on and hopefully we can answer some of your questions!

· What is a Cyber Crop?

A Cyber Crop is just like an in person Crop event but it's based online, here on the Faith Sisters forums. On Friday there will be a list of challenges posted. There will also be lots of chat to keep everyone in contact while we're all cropping and having fun

The challenges are key to the weekend, you can print out a copy for yourself on Friday.

Just have you and your cropping supplies ready to start, be near your computer if you can (though some members will run back and forth if theirs is in another room).

The challenges and CyberSisters Crop will have their own forum and gallery sections.

· How do you sign up for the crop?

No Cyber Crop registration is necessary! The Faith Sisters Cyber Sister Crop is open to all scrapbookers! Make sure that you are signed up as a Faith Sisters member by joining the forums and inspiration gallery. (Each has it’s one registration.) Once you have established a Faith Sisters membership just jump in the forum that will open up on Friday and join in the fun!

· Do I have to be around all weekend?

No, not at all. Just join in when you can. You can join in as little or as much as you wish.

· What if I don't have a scanner?

Some members use a digital camera to photograph their work close up, then upload the photo to the Gallery.

Items MUST be uploaded to the correct Gallery in order to claim your points.

· Does it cost anything to join in?

No, the Cyber Crop is totally free!

· How do the POINTS work?

You MUST upload your projects to the gallery in order to claim your points. Layouts must be uploaded to the gallery by 8pm EST Sunday in order to claim the points.

There are 30 challenges and 30 prizes which will be listed on Friday. For each challenge that you complete you will get a point. At the end of the weekend you will be able to tally up your points and decide what prizes you would like to take a chance at winning. If you have completed 5 of the 30 challenges you will have 5 points. You can put all 5 points into the pot for one specific prize or you can put each point in a different pot for the chance at winning several different prizes.

Prize winners will be announced Monday following the Cyber Crop.

Prizes will be listed and shown on Friday.

Don’t forget to uploaded your layouts by 8pm EST Sunday in order to qualify for points!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

This last month I designed and set up a new shop for some wonderful ladies in Texas! Check out Junk In Our Trunks! They have fabulous stuff for us ladies!!

Services Acquired by the ladies at JOIT!
  • Zen Cart Installation
  • Configuration of Cart
  • Theme Design and Tweaking of Logo
  • Button graphics and color customized
  • Suggestion to use iContact for Newsletter taken
  • Tutorials made so they could set up pages and upload their own products
  • Help with uploading products
  • Install modification in order to download inventory and customer information into Quicken
  • Advanced Hosting on our server
  • Domain Registration at my design site

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


My friend from Alaska, Adriane sent this to me today...

If you are 30 or older you will think this is hilarious!!!!

When I was a kid, adults used to bore me to tears with their tedious diatribes about how hard things were when they were growing up; what with walking twenty-five miles to school every morning ... uphill BOTH ways .... yadda, yadda, yadda.

And I remember promising myself that when I grew up, there was no way I was going to lay a bunch of stuff like that on kids about how hard I had it and how easy they've got it!

But now that I'm over the ripe old age of thirty, I can't help but look around and notice the youth of today. You've got it so easy! I mean, compared to my childhood, you live in a Utopia! And I hate to say it but you kids today you don't know how good you've got it!

1. When I was a kid we didn't have The Internet. If we wanted to know something, we had to go to the library and look it up ourselves, in the card catalog!!
2. There was no email!! We had to actually write somebody a letter... with a pen! Then you had to walk all the way across the street and put it in the mailbox and it would take like a week to get there!

3. There were no MP3's or Napsters! You wanted to steal music, you had to hitchhike to the record store and shoplift it yourself! Or you had to wait around all day to tape it off the radio and the DJ would usually talk over the beginning and mess it all up!

4. We didn't have fancy stuff like Call Waiting! If you were on the phone and somebody else called they got a busy signal, that's it!

5. And we didn't have fancy Caller ID Boxes either! When the phone rang, you had no idea who it was! It could be your school, your mom, your boss, your bookie, a collections agent, you just didn't know!!! You had to pick it up and take your chances, mister!

6. We didn't have any fancy Sony Playstation video games with high-resolution 3-D graphics! We had the Atari 2600! With games like 'Space Invaders' and 'Asteroids' and the graphics were horrible! Your guy was a little square! You actually had to use your imagination! And there were no multiple levels or screens, it was just one screen forever! And you could never win. The game just kept getting harder and harder and faster and faster until you died! Just like LIFE!

7. When you went to the movie theater there no such thing as stadium seating! All the seats were the same height! If a tall guy or some old lady with a hat sat in front of you and you couldn't see, you were just screwed!

8. Sure, we had cable television, but back then that was only like 15 channels and there was no on screen menu! You had to use a little book called a TV Guide to find out what was on! And there was no Cartoon Network either! You could only get cartoons on Saturday Morning. Do you hear what I'm saying!?! We had to wait ALL WEEK for cartoons!

9. And we didn't have microwaves, if we wanted to heat something up, we had to use the stove or go build a fire ... imagine that! If we wanted popcorn, we had to use that stupid Jiffy Pop thing or a pan with HOT oil and Real popcorn kernels and shake it all over the stove forever like an idiot.

10. When we were on the phone with our friends and our parents walked-in, we were stuck to the wall with a cord, a 7 foot cord that ran to the phone - not the phone base, the actual phone. We barely had enough length to sit on the floor and still be able to twirl the phone cord in our fingers. If you suddenly had to go to the bathroom - guess what we had to do ..... hang up and talk to them later.

That's exactly what I'm talking about! You kids today have got it too easy. You're spoiled.

You guys wouldn't have lasted five minutes back in 1980!


The over 30 Crowd

Monday, April 14, 2008

Out of this World!

Here is a little page I did with one of my best friends kits that were made into diecuts a few years back, but then we made them into a digital kit with me contributing 5 coordinating papers!

Here is the kit, you can find it in the Faith Sisters shop!!!

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Hole in One

This is a layout I just did today of when we took Hunter to Frankie's Fun Park for his birthday last month.

Layout uses products all designed by Krystal Hartley... the green paper has been slightly recolored to match the grass!