So the bad news is my hard drive crashed recently. I lost so much data and so many precious photos that I had taken in the last year. I was so heartbroken. I've always known the importance of having back-up files, but I never took the time to make sure I was covered. Something so horrible could never happen to me, right? Wrong! No one is ever safe, so PLEASE make sure all of your photos are saved elsewhere! I'd hate for that to happen to my friends, too.
A few pieces of good news.. I saved my hard drive so if I win the lottery someday, perhaps my photos can be saved. I decided it was cheaper to buy a new pc than try to have my old one fixed. So a new pc is on it's way! Yay! And my sister, Jessica, has kindly loaned me her desktop to use until mine arrives in a week or so. Yay! Also, Jessica has many of the same photos I lost that she will share with me. Yay! I lost alot that she doesn't have.. but at least it's not a complete loss.. I'll still have some. Thank goodness! :)
So that was the bad and the good.. next is some GREAT news! I'm soooo happy to share with you that I was chosen for the new design team at Boys Rule Scrapbook Kits!! Woohoo! I'm sure you all know that my son and nephew are my most favorite people to scrapbook, so these awesome Boys Rule kits are PERFECT for me! The monthly kits are full of all the boyish goodness that we, mommies of boys, love!! And they're very affordable for all the product that's included. I honestly can't wait to get started! My term begins in January :) Yay!! Check out the Boys Rule blog here.
And lastly, a couple layouts I've made..
This one features my son, Braydon, back in 2000 when he was just 18months. Love these photos :) I used the new Echo Park "Winter Park" collection - so cute!! Lots of dimension on these :)
And the next features my nephew, Drake, last year at Christmas time. I love Echo Park collections and with this layout I used "Holly Jolly Christmas" :)
I joined 2 challenges for the top layout :)
See here for all the details.. I hope many of you will apply! :)
Have a great Monday!