Monday, September 12, 2011

Monday Monday + a Giveaway!

Can you believe the weekend is over already?  It went by so fast but then again we were booked for almost every minute of the weekend.  Friday was my crop. Saturday I was up and at the grocery at 7:30 and had to be back home for Jack's swim lesson at 9:00.  Then I needed to unpack my crop bag and then it was time for Jack's little birthday party at Chuck E Cheese.  He was able to invite 2 friends (oh yea I forgot to mention that Jack turned 6 last week).  We then met friends for dinner with the kids.  Sunday I had lunch for the grandmothers and we had a little party just family for Jack.  My aunt died this week as well and we had the visitation and today we have the funeral and wake.  As you can see I barely had a chance to do anything else--I did sneak in a bit of crafting though but it was done at weird hours.

Well as I mentioned last week.  I have really been busy at the store.  I found out Friday that Vicki wants me to teach a card class using my 5 Doodlebug Halloween cards.  Here is a link to two of them. HERE I love doodlebug so this will be really fun.  Then I set the dates for my sketch classes.  See over at the right for the schedule and then I set up the times to get trained on using type pad.  I was offered the job and accepted the position of blog and facebook manager and writer of my local scrapstore, Simply Scrapbooks.  I am sooooo excited.  I have some big plans so it should be a lot of fun.  I will still be part of the teaching staff and design team staff.  I now will be able to pull all of these 3 things together and get the blog and facebook going.  If you are in the Dayton/Kettering area--keep checking back here because we will be having contests on facebook and everything.  Should be really fun!!!! 

With me accepting this job, plus managing my teaching job (yup the one that pays the bills-hehehehehe) and family I am going to be busy!!!  I am going to step back a bit from my personal blog.  Don't worry I will still be here every week but not every day.  I will need to develop a balance of things. I know that I am really stretching myself but this was a great opportunity and I didn't want to pass it up.  Since I am highly organized I just need to find that groove to make it all work.  I know it may take me a couple of weeks but I know I can do it. 

Now on to the fun stuff!!!!!  I mentioned that once we reach 150 followers I will be having a giveaway --or actually several giveaways.  The first one features the entire collection pack of Echo Park's Summer Days!
SD14016 Collection Kit

I know we are heading into fall but if you are like me you still have TONS of summer photos just waiting to be scrapped! 
Here's how to win!
1.  follow my blog
2.  leave a comment on this post
3.  spread the work about this blog and giveaway on your blog, facebook page or email friends and then come back here and tell me!
4.  refer a friend--have your friend  say where they heard it and you get another chance to win!

So that is at least 4 ways to enter.  You have till Thursday to enter. I will announce the winner on Friday! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I will be back tomorrow with a new project.  See you all then!
-mp

19 comments:

~Tammy~ said...

Whew! Sounds exhausting!!! I am a follower and what a fun little collection of papers!

Rebecca at How I Burb said...

Sounds like you'll be busy! I came over from 2Ps - I've been looking through your blog (great stuff!), and I see you're from Ohio, too, so I'm following now :). Good luck with all your new responsibilities!

Becky said...

Oh my goodness Mary Pat, and to think I knew you way back when. Haha! :) I'm so super excited for you! Your work is amazing and they are lucky to have you helping them in any way at the store!

I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your Aunt. Hope everyone in your family is doing okay.

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

I'm your follower! congrats on new job! you will be very busy girl! sorry for your loss-my prayers and thoughts are with you and ur family.

michelesscrapycreations35 at yahoo dot com

Jingle said...

I am sorry for your loss! Congratulations on the new job, Happy Birthday to Jack, and Congrats on 150 followers! WOW! You ARE a busy girl!!!

Jingle said...

I follow, of course! :-)

Laurie! said...

I'm a follower and I'm leaving you a comment! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

Just Jaime said...

You will be busy! Good luck!

Danielle said...

You are one busy lady! Good Luck with the new job!

Debby said...

Congrats on your new job. Just remember to on 2Peas when the other blog post is up. It will help us transition!

Maria said...

Congrats on 150 followers and new job, happy birthday to Jack! (You are a very busy lady!!!!)
I'm so sorry for your loss, I hope everyone in your family is doing well.
Hugs,

Maria

Christina said...

Yay!!! For a 150 and the new position at Simply Scrapbooks. I have to make a visit there, I have heard such good things about that store!! (According to Google Maps it's only 35 minutes from my house, what????!!!???)
And I am a follower, of course!!!

Katie said...

Happy Birthday to Jack! I am very sorry about your aunt though.

Congratulations on 150 followers and a new job! That is all such fabulous news, although I am going to miss your daily posts. But who am I to talk, I never ever post daily :)

Annette said...

Congrats on 150 followers...how exciting..
Love your giveaway... Don't you just love giving stuff away..it is just fun..
Thanks for the chance to win... I am already a follower..I don't do facebook.

Karen said...

So sorry for your loss. Hope you are lifting your spirit through creativity. I just became a follower, and I also mentioned this giveaway on my Facebook page. I hope lots of new followers come your way. I would LOVE to win these fresh exciting papers. I am also doing a give-away (of an antique floral frog) on my blog. You willk have to scroll down to find the give-away post, but I would love to have you follow me and enter the give-away. Thanks for sharing!
Blessings,
Karen
karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

Sue Althouse said...

Congrats on your new job! That does sound exciting, and I'm sure you'll figure out how to handle it all. I really wish my LSS was not 35-40 minutes away!

Tracy said...

So sorry to hear about your aunt.

You are one organized, crazy busy lady.
All the best to you in your new endevour.
So glad you aren't going to forget the little people and still share your talent every once in a while ;)

Danielle said...

sorry to hear about your loss. congratulations on all your followers, thank you for the chance

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Sarah said...

I always get such a cheery feeling from your blog...and your work is inspirational. Keep it up!

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