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I’ve moved

October 23rd, 2008

Please join me on my new blog:

http://melissadanieldesigns.zervona.net/blog

See you there!

Where is Melissa?

August 27th, 2008

I’m here! I have been ultra busy, and not necessarily with designing. Real life can tend to put the designing on hold from time to time. I live in Florida, and as I am sure most of you know, we were recently visited by Tropical Storm Fay. What a pain she was! She invited herself over, stayed way too long, and then left a huge mess behind.

My husband works at the EOC for a neighboring county and, as we found out, is essential personnel. He went into work on Wednesday and did not come home until Saturday. He was only home long enough to sleep and then was back to work for another 12 hours on Sunday. He even missed our summer handbell performance. We had to grab one of the youth who happens to read music and have him fill in. Poor kid had to sight read, and the music was HARD. He did a pretty good job though, and we muddled through the concert. Nobody in the audience seemed to even notice, thankfully.

I took the kids and our dog and headed over to my parent’s house during the storm. They got some flooding, which we expected, and we watched their neighbor’s mailbox float down the road.
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My grandfather also had some flooding in his apartment. Other than that, we lost some branches at my house and that’s about all. It could have been so much worse, and I am so grateful that we all made it through with such little damage.

We also made the mistake of starting school last week, just before Fay came by. The kids were excited about starting our year, and then everything got put on hold. Right now, our favorite part of school is science. I found a nice and FREE science curriculum that I am using with the kids. The unit is 33 weeks long and the focus is on the human body. You can find it at ourlosbanos.com. Since J1’s favorite subjects are math and science, I figure we will do this as additional science for him.

Want to know why the kids are enjoying science so much? They love the interactive activities and projects. 🙂 We did a project this morning where we created edible DNA. J1 LOVED it and looks forward to learning everything he can in regards to DNA and cells. J2 seems to have a slight grasp on the concept now, and the girls enjoyed getting to match the colored patterns, which was more age appropriate for them. The best part, of course, was that they got to eat it after their picture was taken. 🙂 The original project called for colored marshmallows to be used, but the grocery store did not have any in stock so we used gummy bears instead. I think it actually worked out better since the colors were brighter and easier for the kids to see. The drawback was that they were a little harder for the younger ones to stick onto the toothpicks without them breaking and causing a slight meltdown period.

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Did I mention the great collab I made with Wendy of Neverland Scraps? It is still on sale through this weekend at my Divine Digital store, and you can also find it at NDISB and Pixie Treasures. There are even some cute QPs and BB pages available at Pixie Treasure, so be sure to check them out!

One final thing before I go! I will be adding a couple of new pages at the top of my blog in the near future. Actually, one will be going up today – freebies. These will rotate from time to time. If you happened to miss my Teacher’s Pet submissions, they will be available for you to snag. I have no idea how often I will add to that page, so be sure to check back every so often and see of anything new has been added.

With that, I am off! Have a wonderful day!

Round Two – ding, ding, ding

August 4th, 2008

I just got word that I am moving on to round two of the Teacher’s Pet program! I am so excited (and surprised)! Thanks so much for all of the sweet comments that you guys left for me in the gallery. They made me smile. 🙂

I know that not everyone was able to get the round one link, and I am really sorry about that. We were asked to remove the links by 9am today. However, I will be putting it in my store shortly after the contest is over. Be sure to check back in a few days to see what I make for round two and grab it while it is available. 😀 If you haven’t done so already, be sure to also register for the FPD newsletter so that you can get the password to unzip all of the freebies.

I’ll post again in a few days! Have a great day!

Not to be missed sale – this weekend only!

June 18th, 2008

Retiring items will be on sale for just $1, so make sure you grab them before they are gone! All of my other items will be priced at 50% off. You don’t want to miss this sale!

Sunshiny Days

June 2nd, 2008

It’s been a couple of weeks since I have updated. I have been busily preparing for our annual homeschool evaluation, getting the boys’ portfolios ready and typing out the lists of books and such so our evaluator can actually read them. I didn’t realize just how much my oldest had read this year until I typed it all out.

I titled this post “Sunshiny Days” after my newest kit.

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You would think that was named because of the gorgeous weather we have here in Florida, and that was the case during the creation of this kit. You would have NEVER believed that had you been at my house yesterday, though! We had horrible storms pop up that included quite a bit of hail and gusts of wind that were clocked at 70 MPH just a few miles down the road from here.

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Those were taken after about a minute or so of the hail. By the time the hail stopped coming down, those pine needles were pretty much covered in white. Pretty crazy! We’re supposed to have even more crazy storms later today, but hopefully it won’t be as bad as last night’s.

I’m not the only one that has been busy. My CT has been as well. They are filling the galleries with their beautiful pages and I am just so thrilled to have each of them scrapping with my kits. Check out some of the pages that have been made using “Sunshiny Days”:

Take a look here for some more of my favorites using various kits you can find at Divine Digital:

Before I close, I should probably mention that I am no longer at PPF. All of my products are still available at Divine Digital. 🙂

I hope everyone has a wonderful week!

CT call

May 5th, 2008

CT Call AD
If you are looking for a laid back team, look no further!

I am looking for a few enthusiastic and wonderful scrappers to add to my team. Any and all applicants are welcome. My team has members of varying skill levels, so don’t be afraid to apply.

CT Requirements:
* make a least one LO per item downloaded
* Post your pages at Divine Digital and PPF, plus 2 other galleries of your choice
* Be actively involved in the CT forum

To apply, please email me at cpkmelissa at zervona dot net with “CT call� in the subject line. Please tell me a little about yourself, how long have you have been scrapping, current and former teams you have been on, and a link to your gallery. Call ends May 12th and members will be chosen by May 16th.

Freebie Time!

May 4th, 2008

Yep, you read it right! Be sure to stop by the PPF blog for a freebie from yours truly! You get a free brag book using my Girls Rule kit. Enjoy!
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http://purplepaperflowers.com/blog/

A b-day wish

April 17th, 2008

I just wanted to send out a big ol’ HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my friend (and CT member) Wendy today (Friday)! 🙂 I hope you have a fabulous day today. {{{hugs}}}

Fun stuff!

March 10th, 2008

Good morning scrappers and friends! I hope everyone is doing well. I am going on round three of the sickies in the past month, and I am fairly certain this time the culprit are the flowering bushes in my yard.

We had a great grand opening weekend at PPF. I hope some of you were able to join in on the games and contests that were happening.

We exchanged a grab bag of goodies with Ashalee and Sweet, and in my email yesterday I received a sweet thank you note along with a page from Mia using my items from the grab bag. I thought it was beautiful, and she said I could share it on my blog. 🙂

Mia’s page using my OUSS addon

Thanks so much for sharing this, Mia! It is lovely!

Other than that, I have been busy getting things ready for the next Mega kit at Divine and some other projects that are in the works. I will post more about all of that as the release dates approach. 🙂

Grand Opening at PPF

March 6th, 2008

The official grand opening of PPF is set for this weekend. Be sure to stop by and say hello! We have some fun things going on.

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