Wednesday, March 23, 2016

A Very Long Two Years

Greetings Everyone -

I wanted to let everyone know I have not fallen off the face of the planet, I have been in school and working outside the home.  I am happy to report I have completed school, which means I will have time to start drawing again.  I can say I have not done much creative items since 2014 and I am quite excited to start again.  Drawing has always been my outlet, I am quite excited to get back into drawing!  I am not sure how much time I will be able to dedicate to the Digi Shoppe but I do know it will no longer go unattended.  I miss blogging and I miss drawing so at least one of those things will start happening again.

Thank you for your continued support over the past two years and I look forward to see what 2016 brings!

Amanda :) 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Happy (almost) Summer!

Greetings everyone,

I am sorry about the MIA since March but I have very good reasons.  I am back at work full time and I am in school full time meaning what little time I have is directed at the hubby, the Princess and the Booga!

I am also happy to report I have been sketching in what little "free time" I have and I have some amazing ideas for my next digis.  The main problem is not having enough time to really do anything but homework.  Reading on average 250 pages a week, writing 2 papers and working full time makes for a very exhausted Manda.  I am loving my new job and am extremely happy with my decision to go back to work, even though it has been a change I am happy I made the leap.

I want to thank everyone for your continued support and I hope to have some new items (maybe even a Newsletter) really soon!

Thank you again!

Manda :)

PS:  Booga graduated from Pre-School today I thought I would share a photo (mom only cried a little)
When he graduates from high school I am totally recreating this photo.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Freebie Friday (Double Edition)

I missed last week I do have a really good reason I was in Cookie Purgatory, I do believe that is what they call it when you are 1) a leader/cookie mom and 2) can't eat any of the said cookies because they are not Gluten-Free.  I mean I would love to sit back and eat a whole box of Samoas right now, instead I just stare at their purple boxes, I am pretty sure they are laughing at me.

This was only half of them

As you can see one member of my family was not happy with this development

Besides cookies, I am officially enrolled in college I start back March 3rd.  This development happened much quicker than expected but I am ready to get back to school.  I am excited to see how long it will take me to finish, I am hoping to be done in December if everything transfers.

Today the Freebie is a double because I completely forgot last week.  The cookies may or may not look like the cookies I have been staring at for the past week.  Girl Scouts of America has no affiliation with A.J.'s Digi Shoppe.

I was having a little bit of trouble with the hyperlinks so if the pictures don't work click on the words below.

I hope everyone has a great weekend and Happy Valentine's Day!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Freebie Friday - John Lennon Quote

I missed Monday Release, sorry everyone I am pretty sure I can only handle Freebie Fridays.  This week involved a lot of sewing for me and other random things happened.  I just don't have enough hours in a day to post everything that I need.  My biggest problem is I love sleep, I will sacrifice sleep when I absolutely have to but the six hours I get a night I sort of need.  I also don't get a lot of time to sit, type, upload, and format with Booga constantly trying to "help" me (that is why you sometimes see random typos or things just not making sense).

I also started the ball rolling in getting back into the outside the home "workforce" in some form of hospitality management (Sales, Revenue or Reservations).  Keep your fingers crossed for me because I am a tad excited with the prospect of wearing a suit, make-up and having a manicure every other week (something that really hasn't happened in a while - lol).  I have been a work inside the home mom/stay at home mom for almost five years now, I miss interacting with people over the age of twenty.  I love my children with all my heart and soul but when mom quotes SpongeBob to her adult friends it is time to find something else to do.  I am also looking at going back to school and getting my Business Degree, I figured my eight year break has been long enough and I spent a lot of money/time on school not to have that piece of paper.  My children are 8 and 4 and I have spent the past five years with them (every day, almost every waking hour), I know my job is not done and will never be "done" but I am ready to move on to the next chapter of this unwritten book.

I will continue to do the newsletter and the Freebie Fridays, sadly I can't keep up with the weekly releases.  Sorry for the long winded post but I wanted to let everyone know what is going on and that I am not just ignoring the Digi Shoppe, I am ignoring all of social media equally.

With that I leave you with todays Freebie - one of my favorite quotes by John Lennon

Click on the picture to download your digis.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Freebie Friday - Big Brother/Big Sister Sentiment

When I was pregnant with Booga (my son) the only thing I wanted for my daughter was a Big Sister shirt.  I thought it would be so cute if I got a picture of my daughter holding my son with her Big Sister shirt on.  In theory this was perfect it was going to be a wonderful shot that I would cherish forever.  It did not work like that at all my daughter wanted NOTHING to do with my son when he was born.  The only pictures I got were these:

Booga is about 4 days old as you can see the Princess is plugging her ears because he is screaming.

Here is another photo I tried to get a couple months later once again not much success.

Here are the Freebies:
Click on the picture to download your digis

Monday, January 13, 2014

Monday Release - Cradle and Buggy

Our newest digis are perfect for a card to congratulate their newest arrival.  Each stamp was and drawn and then converted to a digital format.  The colors match all the coordinating Baby Papers and other embellishments A.J.'s Digi Shoppe has created.

Click on the digis to take you to our shop!

Friday, January 10, 2014

Freebie Friday - More Baby Sentiments

It is definitely Baby Season I had one friend who had their baby Monday, I have another who just hit 40 weeks (she is miserable, poor thing) and I have another friend due in three weeks.  Not to mention the friends who are due in April and May.

Booga asked when I was holding one of the babies, if we were going to get one of those anytime soon.  I told him probably not.  He was a tad disappointed.  I asked him why was he sad.  He then responded because he wanted to blame all the bad stuff he did on the baby.  I admit I appreciate his honesty, so I must be doing something right.

I hope everyone has a great weekend, I will be starting my seeds for my garden (yes I grow from seeds and yes I have a garden or try to have a garden).

Here are your Freebies:
Click on the picture to download your Freebies