Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Alzheimers Card Drive and Blog Candy Giveaway

One of the blogs I follow is doing a card drive in honor of her mother's birthday. So many companies and individuals have donated Blog Candy to a random winner who participates in this card drive. It is a win-win to be able to touch someones life when they know someone is thinking of them! Check out Cammie's blog to see how you can participate.

This is the card I am sending to uplift the caregivers at Artman Home.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

OTWC #26

I had an idea for this challenge, then opened one of my paper drawers and whaalaa....I found Cosmo Crickets De lovely! Perfect colors!!! I also used CTMH's Sparkles and Irresistibles. Don't you want to join in on the fun? Off the Wall Challenge #26.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Scrappy Saturday Challenge #24

This is my entry for Wee Memorie's Scrappy Saturday Challenge. The challenge is to make a CAS (cute and simple card) and/or Tag. I needed to make a tag for my upcoming Christmas Workshop so...I decided to enter it! I thought this tag would be good to send with my Christmas cookies we make each year!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Flashback Friday Challenge 3.0

Here is my entry in the Flashback Friday Challenge. We are to link up our first challenge entry ever...of course mine was just last month but....I am entering anyway! Come join us at Tsuruta Designs!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

The Best Gift of All

Close to My Heart has a new sentiment stamp set for Christmas in the new Fall/Winter catalog. I love this saying because I think it sums up one of my favorite moments at Christmas time..."Being together is the Best Gift of All". I look forward to our family being together. :o)
We will be making this card at our next workshop. It has ribbon that reminds me of ribbon candy at Christmas!

Friday, September 24, 2010

October Stamp of the Month

The October Stamp of the Month has this cheery little snowman that we will be making a card with at our next workshop.

You can log onto my CTMH website to see the stamp of the month or look on the last page of the catalog for all the Stamps of the Month! You can earn it free with an order of $100.00 or there is a sliding scale price depending on your order total. You can also purchase for $22.95.

It is in the 90's this week with talk of 100's next week but...we are still preparing for Christmas!

(I really love summer so I am very happy!)

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Time to put down my fabric and start preparing for Christmas! (although I did save some binding to hand sew while I watch Greys tonight!)
This card will be one of cards being made at my Christmas card workshop next month. I love the Dimensional Elements Snowflakes from CTMH with Prism Glitter! I also used the new paper packet Mistletoe and the new Sparkles. Love the many new colors that Sparkles come in! Shades of blues/greens and reds/purples. Check out the new Close to My Heart catalog by "clicking" on the shopping cart.

Thursday, September 16, 2010


It's been a crazy busy two weeks! This is the quilt I have been working on and even though I have gotten a little attached to is ready to mail! It is for my son's girlfriend Ashlie. I hope she will enjoy cuddling up with it!
This is the first time I used 505 Spray to "sandwich" the fabric and batting together. I highly recommend it! No pinning or basting and it worked like a dream. It is also the first time I used masking tape to create a guide to quilt the lines on the quilt. I usually try my hand at free motion quilting. I loved this technique too!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Busy as a Bee!

No papercrafting for me this weekend...but have been busy finishing up a quilt. I broke out the Authentic by Sweetwater to make this quilt. Will return soon with the pics of the finished quilt!
Hope you had a wonderful Labor Day...don't you just love the three day weekend? Hoo hoo!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Blog Candy Alert!!!

Check out Michelle's blog for this awesome giveaway...I can not get enough of the Nesties and this is a brand new one!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Flashback Friday Challenge!



My friend shared this on her blog and boy what a challenge. We were to post one of our first scrapbook pages and then a current page. What can I say..."We have come a long way baby!"

This Flashback Layout was made around 2000....when my boys were way into their teenage years and I was wondering where my sweet boys went! I found their pictures and started creating albums of the days when they still liked me! Great therapy! Thank goodness those years do not last forever!

I am slightly embarrassed by my first layouts, in fact when my son was showing his girlfriend this album my husband said to me "You really need to update this!" What do you think?

Check out Tsurata Designs...she has an adorable blog!

Thursday, September 2, 2010


Santa Barbara Coastline

Santa Barbara Bay

Hubby on his bike

My son Brian and me

Thought I would share some shots of our coastal vacation...yes I am still dreaming of it! We had a blast, but like all vacations....wish we were still there! We brought our bikes so we could ride on the coastal bike trails. I highly recommend it!

We started in Santa Barbara, then Solvang, Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles where my son lives. We went wine tasting while we were there and it was beautiful! We also hit three California Missions. I love the architecture and also it gives me an excuse to visit the coast more as I am trying to check off each one that I have visited.
Thanks for visiting my blog!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Another Winner!

I wanted again to thank you all for sharing your favorite vacations with me! And so....I drew another winner!

#8 Twyla Norris!

Congrats Twyla! Can you send me your email at
and I will mail you your goodies!

And the Winner is.....

Thank you everyone for entering my blog give away! I will need to have them more often because I loved reading your comments! Your vacations took me away to "travel land" again!

The randomly selected winner is number 4! Angela, you will be receiving an email from me to gather your mailing address. Congrats and thank you everyone again!