Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Vicariously living...

...through my Christmas Cards! Living in Arizona in the Valley of the Sun does not bring a 'White Christmas' my way. In fact, there have been years we would spend Christmas Day in shorts! So I love to spend this time of year decorating my home and cards with lovely little snowflakes!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

A good day....

Last August I celebrated 7 years as a Close to my Heart Demonstrator. I have loved every minute since! However, I have found that many of my personal projects can be put to the way-side for the creating, planning and prepping of workshops! I am delighted that my business has really taken off....but it doesn't always leave much time for doing projects 'just for me'.

Well, yesterday was the exception! My girlfriend Shana and I (with all the kids here due to the holiday) got together and played! We began the day thinking we were going to re-create a sweet little snowman wall hanging that I ....yep, you guessed it....made for a workshop. However, as the project moved forward and we tweaked it here and developed into a much better project than expected!

It was a great day of creating, relaxing and friendship!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.....

Although we are still in the low 90's...I am trying to get into the spirit! These are the cards my customers created at my workshop last Saturday. They were all a big hit!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

20 Years ago today....

My husband Jim and I went on our first date. It was simple and sweet...watched a rented copy of the Breakfast Club, ate some frozen yogurt and talked until 3am! We have been together ever since. Fast forward 20 years...a few kids, houses, cars, careers, sad times, bad times and many good times later we are still very much in love. (Kinda sappy, I know...but true!)

Although this has nothing whatsoever to do with stamping or scappin' I just had to share this great milestone in our lives. Because these days...longevity in a relationship seems to more and more rare!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Newest project

My lil' sister recently asked me if I could help her in creating a birthday gift for her best friend. Being the control freak that I am...I had decided I would be happy to 'assist' her in making her creation but I would control my normal impulse of 'taking over' and creating the book myself. Well, after her visit on Monday where we to complete the project...only got as far as picking and printing on my own I was to create this little beauty! I was delighted to help her with this project but very nervous to create an album for someone to give to someone else!

Enjoy looking at my latest project!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Let the creativity begin.....

This is a card I created for my best friend's birthday and for a swap I am in. (Yes, even in papercrafting I can multi-task!) I like it so much I thought it would make a great first post!

Thanks for looking....but I promise there will be much, much more!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Takin' the plunge....

Well, better late than never! Yes, I am now one of the last people on Earth to join the blogging world and hopefully (with some more help from my 15 year old daughter) I might actually get the hang of this blogging thing!

So this inagural post will be short and sweet...'cause I really have no fabulous words of wisdom (and don't hold your breath for any in the future) and I don't really have any fantastic artwork to share....yet! :) But I promised my kiddo (who's birthday is today - Happy Birthday Baby!) I would finally post on the blog she made me weeks ago....

So hold on we go......