Thursday, September 29, 2011

I *Heart* the Ocean!

Here are some more vacation pics...the Oregon coast was the best of both worlds for us. Hubby loves the mountains and I love the ocean!

After coming back to work and going through all the paper, emails, payroll..whew had to go to my pictures to get my vacation fix again!

Monday, September 26, 2011

I'm Back....

Vacation was a blast! We went to Bend, Oregon and then traveled to Bandon, Oregon on the coast to go salmon fishing with hubby's parents. My hubby and I both caught fish...which was super exciting!

Here are a couple of pics, although I took a ton to scrap. :o) Pics of both hubby and my catch and then the most awesome blue water I have ever seen at Crater Lake!

Happy Monday everyone...back to work I go. *boo*

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

And How About a Merry Christmas!

Here is another card I made for my upcoming workshop. I love to use my copic markers, but since it is for a workshop I used CTMH's stamp pads and the water brush.

I used the sketch from SFYTT-Sketch for You to Try. Check out their blog. I like that you have an entire month to enter this challenge....sometimes a girl just needs more time! LOL

My next posts will be from our Oregon vacation, so my Christmas cards will be put on hold for awhile. I will be getting ready for vacation, which includes teaching my dad how to separate and distribute my Close to My Heart order! Hope that goes well!!! LOL

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Another Happy Holiday!

Here is another Christmas Card I have been working on....hope you dont get tired of them! There is more to come!

This is an adorable new stamp set I used from Close to My Heart. " Remarkable Wreaths" has berries, leaves and flowers to add to your wreath. Love it!!!

Paper-CTMH Heavenly Blue CS, Cranberry CS

Inks-CTMH Heavenly Blue, Cranberry, Chocolate

Stamps-Remarkable Wreaths

Bling-CTMH Red Sparkles

Monday, September 12, 2011

Happy Monday!

I spent this weekend making samples for my upcoming Christmas Card Workshop in October. This is one of the cards I came up with using the new Close to My Heart Art of Philosophy Cricut cartridge. I just can't stop using it!! The colors are non-traditional, but I always like to throw those in the mix!

Hope you have a wonderful Monday!

Paper-CTMH Wonderland, Petal CS

Stamps-CTMH "December 25th"

Ink- CTMH Petal, Twilight

Bling-CTMH Red, Pink & Purple Assortment

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Flashback Friday 15.0

Wow...15.0 already! I have had so much fun with this challenge. Thank you Amy for such a creative way to remember our art work!

The challenge his month is our First Fall Card posted on our blog. I *heart* fall and the beautiful colors of the leaves. Oh and the perfect weather in Cali is a plus too!

Check out Flashback Friday and play along!

Monday, September 5, 2011


I usually make my own designs for my Close to My Heart workshops but...this time I was in love with two (there are many more) layouts in our new Idea Book. The layouts are on page 18 and 28, using the Typeset and Elemental paper packets. I just adore our new Idea Book and the artwork in them is spectacular!

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend! And a big YIPPY for the 3 day weekend!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Salsa Weekend!

Today hubby is making his famous TNT Salsa! We are using our garden grown tomatoes and peppers. I can't wait!!! I would share the secret recipe's a secret. Hubby hopes to someday market his salsa, but in the meantime he gives it away to friends, family and anyone he runs into that would love to try it. Or rather who can stand the "heat"!