Thursday, November 8, 2007

Can you believe that Christmas is less than 47 days away!

Yikes! I better get shopping!

I had a Christmas card workshop the other day & created these fun cards for everyone to make. My downline (& friends) couldn't believe that I actually designed a card that you had to cut! Yup, a Poinsettia with 5 extra petals, per card!! Next thing you know we'll be coloring every card!!

I especially love the carnation card. Very elegant. And yes we did have to color! I used my favorite method which is watercolor pencils. They are easy to use & give you lots of control.

New stamp set!

I received "Take Flight" in my last order. I'm thrilled to have such a beautiful "realistic" wildlife stamp set! Those of you who know me are probable chuckling right now, cuz you know how I am! Anyway this set has inspired me! It's taken my card making to a whole new level! If you've ever ventured on a hunt for masculan stamps you know how hard they are to find. You gotta love this one!!

Croppers Gone WILD!

We had a great time at the "Croppers Gone WILD" Close to My Heart Scrap Weekend in Oct. What an enjoyable, busy weekend. It was nice to see everyone again & meet so many new enthusiastic croppers. I enjoyed helping you all. We had great food & tons of prizes! The Grand Prize winners of those 2 CUTE bags (made by Amanda) full of CTMH Goodies were... Drum roll please... Julie Szarowicz & Carole Heinze who are Mother & daughter! Watch for info on our next weekend crop on Feb. 23, 24 & 25, 2008.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Snow in October???

We had a snow day in October last year! (2006) It snowed like crazy all night & the kids got a snow day off from school! Jarred really wanted to make a snow man & talked me into going outside in the cold! We had a great time rolling up the snow balls to make to make their bodies. The snow was so wet & heavy I could hardly lift the pieces into place! We actually made three snowmen! After all that effort they melted before Jim got home from work!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

I Won!!

I won a scrapbook contest at Arnies in Greenville MI. These are the pages that I entered. It was a tough decision which pages to choose from. I took a lot of photos of the kids that day by the rocks & had 20 scrapbookpages! I had to pick my most favorite. Alyssa's were very cute too, but I love how I captured Jarred's spirit in these photos! He's such a bright, fun loving boy!
My Mom went with me to pick up my winnings. She took a picture of the scrapbook manager & I with my winning pages.
My "Vanna White Pose" with all the loot!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007