Sunday, January 15, 2006


January is halfway over! So far, so good :). I've had one really wonderful thing happen since I last posted. I am now a proud member of Heather Roselli's creative team :D! You can see all of Heather's fabulous designs at The Digi Chick! I'm so thrilled to picked out of such talented ladies. You can see all of the amazing ladies and their LO's in this thread at TDC.

Things are going well with my own CT call :). I haven't had a huge number of applicants but every single person I have had apply has been AMAZINGLY talented! I know I said in my other post that I would contact people along the way. I truly had the the best of intentions there. I haven't been very good at it. I've been marveling at the awesome galleries instead! So if you haven't heard from me, don't be disheartened, I'm just scatterbrained ;)!

Things are pretty well here at home. Tristan has developed a love of techno music and bounces around the house any time he hears it *lol*! I don't think I've blogged about Gabriel either. He is our *almost* 3 year old. He has a rare genetic deletion that has caused him to be very developmentally delayed. He has been receiving Early Intervention since he was 5 months old. Right now we are undergoing a major change in his therapists. One of them moved, one of them stopped providing service to our area, and I got tired of dealing with one of them altogether. So now he is only seeing his physical therapist, while we are waiting to get the occupational therapist, developmental interventionist and speech therapist lined back up. There is a lot of paper work involved so it is taking longer than I would like but there is nothing I can do about it. He is a ray of sunshine. He such a happy little guy.

Tristan is a firecracker! He has quite the rambuctious personality. He has complete "conversations" with himself and anyone that will listen. He isn't saying anything legible yet but it is so much fun to talk with him. He is so animated when he talks, he makes these big wild gestures with his hands. He did the most adorable thing today. I had spilled soda on the kitchen floor. I got some paper towels to clean it up. Tristan watched intently. A few minutes later he appeared with a shirt from the laundry hamper and bent over and wiped it all over the floor. I have never seen anything so cute in all my life *lol*. He imitates Marshall all the time, which consists of sitting in the recliner with an X-Box Controller. Today was the first time I ever saw him imitate something I did.

Anyway, I'm trying to blog more about this stuff. I'm doing the Chick's Life Workshop over at TDC. I really want to make a point to scrap about myself more this year. I know someday my children will cherish being able to see the "real me" instead of just the mom. It is a bit of a struggle. Despite being an English major, I've had a hard time with journaling. I think it specifically relates to the loss of Katriel. I have a hard time putting my feelings out there. I know it will be especially therapeutic for me though, no matter how difficult.

Speaking of challenges, I'm doing a font challenge and and ABC Book Challenge at There will be freebies for everyone that participates :). I hope you will stop by and play :)!

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Big news!

Hey bloggers!

I guess I should share my big news :). I hinted I had something huge on the horizon that I was really giddy about it :D...

Well, as of February 1st, I'm going to be selling exclusive designs at A Cherry on Top! I'm so excited!! They are a traditional paper scrapbooking site that will be expanding their digital base! I knew this opportunity was going to be big, I just didn't know how big. Today, I saw a post on 2Peas about some major designers that had received invitations to sell at ACOT. I feel so humble and honored to be a part of this exciting endevour! I'm absolutely giddy!

I still plan to stay with, as well :). So you can find me in both places! I'm so excited!!

Saturday, January 07, 2006


I am so excited to announce my CT call!
I hope to hear from lots of fabulous scrappers. I'm thinking of somewhere between 6-10 members, if I get any responses, that is ;)!

My kits are currently available at

If you think you would enjoy working with my kits, Contact me, Tabatha Reed, at Please include a link to your main gallery, a brief bio of yourself and any other information you would like me to consider.

I will be contacting individual people along the way but will make an "official" announcement here, no later than January 22.

I have lots of fabulous designs and plans for the new year, so I hope to find some awesome scrappers to take the journey with me!

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Goodbye 2005, Hello 2006!

I can't say that I'm too sad to see 2005 go, it wasn't the best year for me. Of course, I did find digital scrapbooking, so I can't complain to much. So far 2006 is great :)! I have wonderful BIG news!!

I am now a part of the design team at Digiscrappin :)!! I'm so unbelievably excited! It is such an awesome site. I've got one kit up in the store right now, Winter Warmth. I love the colors in this kit :). I had so much fun making it. I hope everyone enjoys using it, as much fun as I had making it! I've already done a couple of LO's with it.

I have another kit coming very soon to Digiscrappin store! It's a boyish kit called My World. It's a tribute to my boys and my dh.

This one was even more fun to make! I loved this color swatch for a boy kit but about halfway through, I started getting uncertain, however thankfully my dh talked sense back into me because I think the final product is gorgeous. I've already done a few LO's with it too ;)!

In other fabulous news, I have been asked to join Paula Duncan's creative team!! It's my first creative team spot ever! I'm sooo thrilled. She and 7 other amazing designers are going to be opening Sweet Shoppe Designs/ in February! I had only ever applied to one creative team before applying to Paula's and had been turned down. It shook my confidence so I stopped applying, despite so many calls lately. However, when I saw Paula's call, I couldn't resist, the stuff she did on the element team of The Digi Chick was awesome. I just couldn't pass up the chance to apply for her CT, and I'm so glad I did :)!

I also have something on the horizon that I'm absolutely giddy about. I'm hoping and praying like crazy that it all works out, I'm so excited about it I want to burst.

On another note, if you have had trouble downloading my stuff from the blog, I'm so very sorry. Midnight Memories is available on the homepage of Digiscrappin and the other two may end up moving to Digiscrappin as well, if they want them, that is ;)!

Look for another freebie soon ;)!