Friday, July 27, 2012

July Sale Continues

Just a few more days to find random 50% off kits in my store.

Be looking next week for a new designer collaboration kit and add on!

1940 Ancestry Census Updates

Ancestry is zipping right along in the indexing of the 1940 census.  I am so excited to see that Alaska is now up!  Here is the latest from Ancestry:

Looking for relatives in Alaska, Arkansas, Idaho, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Dakota and Utah? We’ve just released fully-searchable indexes for all 12 states. And 26 other states are ready to search. And remember, if the state you’re waiting for isn’t indexed yet, you can still look through 1940 Census images to locate your family—we will even provide you tools that will help. Search the 1940 Census NOW:  1940 Census

Friday, July 13, 2012

Another Summer Sale!  50% off randomly chosen kits in my store, through the end of July!  You can search for them HERE.

Ancestry 1940 Census Updates

My apologies for being remiss in my updating!  This was in my inbox yesterday:

This just in: we added 15 states to our 1940 U.S. Census index late last night. So dive in and search for family members by name in the 1940 census in California, Idaho, Georgia, Kentucky, Washington, Kansas, Nebraska, Oregon, Alabama, Arizona, New Hampshire, Michigan, Wisconsin, Montana and Hawaii

You can search HERE.

That means 25 states and Washington, DC are now indexed.  Upcoming states in the index are:  Alaska, Arkansas, Indiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Dakota and Utah.  They will be coming soon!

So it looks like I need to prioritize some time next week to "play" on Ancestry since many of my states are now indexed!

Have you found any new information on the 1940 census?

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Independence Sale

Happy 4th of July to all my American friends and customers!  30% off my shop (except for older collab pieces).  Sailing Away is $2.50 in July.  Visit my shop HERE.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Sailing Away - New Kit

Sailing Away is Heritage Scrap's July designer collaboration kit.  You can find my portion HERE and all the other portions in the shop.

Sailing Away has a great nautical theme, but is also in the right colors to use for July 4 or Canada Day celebrations.

The papers were fun to create.  I included 4 photo blended papers from my own photographs.  Some papers have a star motif to use for 4th of July pages.

Here are my elements, including a "paper pieced" lighthouse and some shells.

Whenever I create a kit, I usually make a page or two to make sure that it will work for other scrappers.  Here is one showing my youngest at a July 4 celebration a few years back.

And here is one of our ocean trips from last summer.  Each portion of the collab is a mini kit but you should be able to get 2-4 pages at least.  The kits are coordinated so you can mix and match from your favorite designers or try out a new designer!  During the month of July, Sailing Away will be only $2.50 for each portion.  You can find mine HERE.