Sunday, February 27, 2011

More Winter + A Sneak Peek


We’ve had a cold week here on Moose Trail Acres – 10 below on Friday night, and currently it is just 13 degrees. We also have a heavy snowfall at the moment, with almost 7 new inches already on the ground this morning! While I am looking forward to spring, I still admire the beauty of the fresh snow.

Yesterday the deer were on the move, ahead of the snowstorm, and two crossed through our yard and up our driveway. I barely managed to snap a picture from the porch, holding my camera up high enough to see the deer on the other side of our Jeep.


Then this morning I had a good laugh watching our dear little dog try to run/hop through the deepening snow…


Poor thing! ;D But she does enjoy playing in the white stuff!

And here’s a glimpse of my snow-covered lilac bushes – it’ll be a while yet before these set any beautiful flowers this year!



And for my digiscrapping fans, my little bout with “mojo-block” is clearing up, & I have a wonderful new line of kits in mind… here is a little peek of how the first one is shaping up:


I am very excited about the new line, and am really looking forward to announcing it in the next week or so! Stay tuned here on my blog, as well as on my Facebook & Twitter! Smile

Have a marvelous day ya all! :D

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Warning: Moose Ahead! (+ Valentine Sweets, too)

Happy Valentine’s Day! Red heartRed heartRed heartI hope you all have someone you can hug today – lover, friend, child, parent, grandparent … or even your favorite barista! Open-mouthed smileI’ll be spending today with my dear hubby, and the plan is for us to whip up a delicious Valentine dinner together as we traditionally do – he has offered to make his signature dish, Sesame Pork, and I will be assisting on this delectable dish! In love

Saturday morning I had a wonderful treat … I awoke to see a big beautiful moose bedded down in my side yard, eyes closed, resting. Of course, I took pictures, and I watched as she eventually awakened and still stayed bedded down, chomping snow occasionally and looking at the window where I was watching. She was beautiful. She stayed there for several hours, then eventually got up and meandered around the back property chomping on bushes and such. The moose look healthier in recent years than they did for a number of years. Her coat was lush and healthy, and her muzzle was so soft and fuzzy that I just wanted to go rub her nose like I would that of a horse! Open-mouthed smile




For my digiscrapping fans, I have a new mini-pack of Love Accents that are perfect for accenting photos, creating cards, and for use as clipping masks in all your layouts. I’ve put them on sale for just ONE DOLLAR for today only, so be sure to grab them!

Love Accents {the elements}


Happy scrappin’ ya all! :D

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Friday, February 11, 2011

Valentine Sale & Candy Stripes

So are you all ready for Valentine’s Day on Monday? Have those cards ready and chocolates bought? Did you make any handmade cards this year? I haven’t made any cards this year, but I *do* have chocolates bought! I so love chocolate, and Valentine chocolate always taste extra delicious! ;D

I’m adding my Candy Stripes kit to my GingerScraps shop this weekend and offering it at 40% off. You can grab the whole kit, or any of the individual packs, at this great discount all weekend.

Candy Stripes {the kit}$3.15 on sale


Candy Stripes {the alpha}$1.35 on sale


Candy Stripes {the elements}$1.95 on sale


Candy Stripes {the papers}$1.95 on sale


And as if that isn’t *sweet* enough, how about a huge Valentine Bake Sale?!! Buzz on over to GingerScraps to find all the marvelous items we designers are offering at just $1 per product!


I’ve included three wonderful paper packs in the Valentine Bake SalePretty Krafty, Party Sweets, and Violets Are Violet.




:: Scrappy Inspiration ::



Happy scrappin’ ya all! :D

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Friday, February 4, 2011

Dream of Romance!

Do you all have something special planned for Valentine’s Day? For about twenty years my hubby and I have had a tradition of setting up a small table in the living room and making it look a bit fancy. Then we team up to cook a special meal and eat it by candlelight at our Valentine table. This setup is more intimate than our larger dining room table, and whisks us away from the normal every day routine. We began this tradition when our sons were little and we had no money for dining out on Valentine’s Day. We would set our sons up with a special “picnic” dinner on a blanket on the floor in their room, and provide them with a special game or toys to play with while we had our romantic dinner in the living room. They were taught to remain in their room until our dinner was over and we’d excused them. They didn’t mind a bit! Over the years we liked the tradition so much that even now, when the kids are grown and flown the coop and we might afford a little dinner out, we still set up our special little table and enjoy our wonderful Valentine tradition. :) If you don’t already have a special Valentine tradition, why not start one this year!

To help you preserve the memories of your Valentine’s Day, or any of your romantic moments, I am adding my Romantic Dreams kit to my GingerScraps shop. I’ve given everything in the kit an extra polish, and even created a brand new alpha to include with it!

Romantic Dreams {the kit}


The paper, element, and alpha packs are also available separately, and are all 40% off this weekend.


:: Scrappy Inspiration ::



:: February Scrap’n’Chat TONIGHT ::

Woohoo! It’s time for my monthly speed scrap in the GingerScraps chatroom! I have a fun set of scrapping instructions ready to go for tonight, along with a fabulous prize for all who participate and post a layout! Open-mouthed smile


Happy scrappin’ ya all! :D

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