SHCO Grand Opening Sale + One Fine Day Collection

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Lots of super FUN & exciting stuff to share with you today! Let’s start with a biggie… I’m one happy girl right now because I’m now a Sugar Girl!!! :woot: I’m feeling crazy giggly & honored to be selected to join this amazingly talented & friendly group of scrappers at SugarHillco.

Stay tuned because there’s a ton of fun coming at SHCO and I’ll be hosting a challenge starting in March. I’m having a big Grand Opening Sale, too! Right now you can save 35% on my entire shop including my brand new collection!

I know everyone says this for their current project LOL, but One Fine Day is absolutely my favorite of all my kits so far. I had a blast creating it and I hope you love it, too. Ready to see it? Introducing:

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Thanks for visiting today and make sure to visit my Facebook Fan Page in the next few days… I’m adding a bunch of fan only bonus content! 😉

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My Heart's Dream Blog Train!

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Guess what?! Since we alternate months each year it’s already that time again! Here’s another fabulous free collab brought to you by the Blog Train Blog! The February theme is ‘My Heart’s Dream’ and there are gorgeous contributions as always.

Before I get to that I want to make sure and mention I’m guesting this month at a fantastic shop starting this Friday, Feb 5!!! Make sure to stop by Thursday to find out where plus get a peek and a chance to WIN my brand new collection!

All right, on to the blog train!

Here’s my portion:

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Next stop on the blog train is the amazingly talented & sweet: Aimee Harrison
If you lose your place or need to start over, you can find the entire blog train list on the Blog Train Blog. Happy scrappin’!

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Love Collection now at theStudio! Get it at FAB prices before it retires!

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The Love Collection is now at my shop at theStudio for a limited time! In just a few short weeks this entire collection will be retiring, so if you’ve had your eye on it grab it now for unbelievably low prices (50% and more!!!). This is the first collection I ever released… crazy how time flies! xD

Subscribers to my newsletter or theStudio’s newsletter will be receiving a little coordinating bonus FREEBIE so make sure you’re signed up for one or both so you don’t miss out.

Share your love with the Love Collection! All items in coordinating shades of berry, cream, strawberry & chocolate. Mmmmmmmm. So sweet!

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More January Reading…

Books

The ShiningThe Shining by Stephen King

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Again a bit dated but still an excellent read. Those hedges are just plain terrifying! I’m somewhat conflicted about the father’s character (Jack) as no doubt you’re supposed to be. I have a hard time feeling sympathy for him; he’s too angry from the start before they even get to the Overlook. Perhaps if he’d been a gentler man to begin with I’d find it easier to put the blame on the Overlook like Danny & Wendy. Still a great book though and a horror classic. My first re-reading since I was a teenager and I really enjoyed it. [audiobook] A little advice for those that also listen to audiobooks… don’t fall asleep with this one playing LOL!

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52 Books in 52 Weeks 2011 + Books Books Books!

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Yep, that’s right! It’s a long overdue book post! 😀

And wow I didn’t realize it’d been quite that long since I’ve blogged books until I looked just now. Yikes. I’ve officially moved my reading list from WeRead to goodreads. My goodreads account is always linked in the sidebars here on my blog and you’re welcome to friend me! I’ve also set a goal to read a book a week & joined a group called 52 Books in 52 Weeks (link at the end of this post). OK, on to the books!

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RageSalem's LotCarrieI’m currently reading through Stephen King’s books in the order they were written. Not sure how many of them I’ll read in this go round, but I’m really enjoying reading (& re-reading) them so far. These earlier Stephen King books are a bit dated in some ways but still excellent reads and spine-chilling-spooky! Love that.

I’m about one third of the way through The Shining right now. Danny (the little boy) is such a fascinating character! I’m pretty sure I read this book back in high school but I remember so few of the details it’s like a brand new book again.

Mockingjay (Hunger Games bk 3)I had to read book 3 of the Hunger Games series, Mockingjay, as soon as it came out. I so adore this series. I’ve read the series a couple more times since book 3 was released and I think book 2 (Catching Fire) is my favorite although I love all three. In Mockingjay the pressure on Katniss continues to build (I love her little rebellions) and the conflict with the capital advances to an actual war. I was devastated by what was done to both Peeta and Prim (don’t want to give too much away – post in the comments to discuss!).

BTW, if you enjoy Dystopia books as much as I do you might want to check out this list. I’m adding several of these to my to-read list!

Memory Keeper's DaughterMemory Keeper’s Daughter is another favorite from the last few months. This book really stuck with me and I expect I’ll re-read it when a little more time goes by. My review: A wonderful and touching story about perspectives, secrets and the consequences of our decisions even when made for the right reasons. The characters are beautifully real in both their flaws and strengths… especially David (the father). It’s a heartbreaking story in many ways but also so full of life and strength. I really loved this book!

What the Night KnowsNext up… the new Koontz book, What the Night Knows. Pure Koontz joy like we haven’t seen much of from him in the last couple of years. Truly an excellent ghost story style book that will creep you out and suck you right back in. The characters are interesting, the bad guy is heinous, and yes, there’s a dog.

The ConfessionI really enjoyed this book although I worn you from the beginning it’s not written from an objective point of view. It’s extremely anti-death penalty almost to the point of pushing you too far. However, Grisham still knows how to tell a great story and I really enjoyed that part of it. There are also some wonderfully written characters including the real killer.

Prior Bad ActsDeeper Than the DeadI also dug back into Tami Hoag recently. I’ve been a fan ever since I first read Night Sins years ago and she hasn’t lost her touch. She has a gift for writing thrillers that grab you all the way through with fantastic characters. Out of the several I read in this round I particularly liked Deeper Than the Dead and Prior Bad Acts. Great reads if you like a good thriller!

More recent reads: James Patterson’s The Women’s Murder Club series books 1-7 and several Nora Roberts books. Nothing worth mentioning really LOL. Just easy books I can read while working and not have to focus too much. I will say Birthright by Nora Roberts is actually pretty good for romance. 😉

One more… I re-read The Blind Assassin. Yes, again. I so love that book.

K, this post is quite long enough! I’ve linked all the books above so you can check them out. Let me know what you’re reading!

52 Books in 52 Weeks (2011)

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2011 ATC Challenge at theStudio + Paper Wings projects

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I’m hosting the 2011 ATC Challenge at theStudio and I hope you’ll play along!

| January ATC Challenge |
Resolutions. Goals. One little word. 365. Create an ATC (or a few!)
about any goal you’ve set for yourself for 2011. Any style is fine!
 

Here’s my ATC for the January challenge using Paper Wings. Plus I also have some gorgeous new Paper Wings inspiration to share from the team. :love:

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I also want to thank everyone that took a second to vote in the freebie poll! I appreciate your input!

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12 Days of Christmas Snow Capped Alpha Freebie at FTLOA!

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I have another goodie for you for our little 12 Days of Christmas celebration at For the Luv of Art!! Today I have a fun snow capped alpha for you and a coupon to save 50% on anything (excludes commercial use products & services) in my FTLOA shop!

To save 50% use coupon code: 12DIGIDAYS

Here’s the snow capped alpha I made you to coordinate with all the 12 Days of Christmas kits! Click image to go to my FTLOA shop and get it for FREE today (Jan 2) only!

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Grandma's Quilt Blog Train

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Happy New Year!!! It’s that time again! Hope you’re ready for another fabulous free collab brought to you by the Blog Train Blog! The January theme is ‘Grandma’s Quilt’.

Here’s my portion:

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Next stop on the blog train is: Misty O’Brien
If you lose your place or need to start over, you can find the entire blog train list on the Blog Train Blog. Happy scrappin’!

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12 Days of Christmas Freebie at FTLOA!

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I hope you’ve been enjoying our little 12 Days of Christmas celebration at For the Luv of Art!! Today I have a glitter style goodie for you and a coupon to save 50% on anything (excludes commercial use products & services) in my FTLOA shop!

To save 50% use coupon code: 12DIGIDAYS

Here’s the glitter styles I made you to coordinate with all the 12 Days of Christmas kits! Click image to go to my FTLOA shop and get it for FREE today (Dec 31) only!

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Freebie Poll … please vote!

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