Thursday, April 30, 2009

Summer 2009 Idea Book Blog Hop

"Welcome to our Close to my Heart Summer 2009 Idea Book Blog Hop! Over 40 Close to My Heart Consultants are celebrating the upcoming release of the Summer 2009 Idea Book by sharing their amazing creations using new products via their blogs.

This is simple do to- just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

This fun card was so easy and fast with the new Tinkerin paper! I love these colors for summer, and it was perfect for a boy's card. Our new Foam Numbers were the perfect compliment to this fun paper.

The items I used for this card are:

X7113B Tinkern' Level 2 Paper Pack (pg .9)

Z1162 Foam Die Cut Numbers (pg. 25)

X5750 Oxford Color Ready Alphabet (pg. 96)

Z819 Circle Window Charms (pg. 92)

D1352 August Stamp of the Month for the inside greeting

Fiskar Threading Water Border Punch

Originals Template: Center Sash

Now "Hop" on over to Aaron's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and see the great new Paper Packs and My Acrylix Stamp Sets! Remember, the Summer 2009 Idea Book goes LIVE on May 1st!

Join the Blog Hop

Come on to the HOP.....lalala...let's go to the HOP! Good thing you cannot hear me sing...the dogs are howling and covering there ears! Anyway...
Tonight at 9 PM HST you can join in on the Blog Hop. You will be able to hop through 40 some blogs to see talented Close To My Heart consultants artwork using the new summer papers, stamp sets and products.
Can't make it tonight check in any time after 9 PM (HST) to hop, hop, hop the blogs. I will have a card that I made and then I will have a link to Aaron's Blog and she will have her artwork,which I know will be absolutely stunning because she is an awesome artist! She will have a link to someone else. How fun is that:)

Summer Catalog goes live tomorrow:)

Yipee....tomorrow the new Summer catalog starts. I am so excited. I am having an Open House tomorrow night at 7 PM so that you can get your hands on one and play with a few of the new products.

Also, our beautiful "Tickled Pink" Kit is still availble through May 1st. This kit is so pretty and if you scroll down you can see the pages you can make with it. I am having a workshop on May 15th for those of you that get this kit to hlwp you get the pages made. Click here for details

I found some time to play!

I found some time to play with some of the new products from the new Summer Catalog. Here's a sneak peek at a card I made. I used the May Stamp of the Month and the Bella paper pack.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Oh no....I am Obsessed with Twilight

I have been reading the Twilight Series and I am totally obsessed!! I bought the first book with the intention of reading it on the plane, well........I am now almost finished with the 2nd book and will hopefully save at least the 4th book for the plane, but I cannot promise. I know I am not alone in my obsession because some of the "dog park ladies" have been telling me how good they were for months. I just really wasn't that interested in vampires.......until I started reading. I am not sure I am really interested in vampires in general I think it is just the characters in Twilight that have me hooked. If you haven't checked it out you really should. It will nab you and then suck you right in;)

I rented the movie the other day and watched it twice!!! They did a great job of translating the book to a movie. It looked like what I saw while reading. I think I need to buy the movie so that I can watch it again and again. I am HOOKED!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

I am learning....slowly

I am slowly learning how to do things on this blog. As you can see I finally figured out how to make my page pretty. Yeah Me!

Only have 30 more days until we leave on our "Great Adventure". As you can tell this is foremost on my mind. I have a lot of things going on, but I have to admit I am having trouble concentrating on all of that.

Friday, April 17, 2009

It's Friday.....yeah

Don't you just love Friday's. I sure do. This weekend is my scrappin weekend. I meet with a group of friends once a month to scrap, yak and of course EAT. It is a real treat for me and I really feel like a new woman when I leave. All destressed and happy. Thanks to all my fellow cult members for making me a "Happy Scrapper" Love you gals.

34 days and counting until my son and I fly away!!!! We are so stinkin excited. Here is one of the pictures from my Aunt Jan and Uncle Hank of the snow they got on 4/15/09.

Isn't it beautiful? Last year they got snow in June and David and I are hoping maybe they will some again this June so we can experience it. Being from Hawaii we will probably FREEZE:) Just hope it doesn't snow while we are driving there.....we do not know how to drive in snow:0

Have a great Friday and of course a creative fun weekend.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

April 15th is Tax Day and it is also the start of Close To My Heart's National Scrapbooking Month Kit called Tickled Pink. Here are my pages. These papers are so pretty and I love the stamp set!

The Tickled Pink scrapbooking kit includes:
1 – My Acrylix® I Am Stamp Set (D-size)
2 – 12” x 12” Floral B&T Duos™ Paper (1 with glitter)
2 – 12” x 12” Stripe B&T Duos™ Paper (1 with glitter)
1 – 12” x 12” Blush Textured Cardstock
1 – 12” x 12” Crystal Blue Textured Cardstock
5 – 12” x 12” White Daisy Textured Cardstock (1 sheet with die-cut shapes)
1 –Mini-Medley Accents White Daisy Collection
1– Foam Texture Tool
1– Brochure (instructions for 2 two-page layouts from brand-new patterns)Featured Colors: Blush, Crystal Blue, Twilight, Hollyhock, Sweet Leaf

National Scrapbooking Month is all about you! We want you to share your story with us, so put together your best two-page layout featuring…you! Send a JPEG photo of your layout and a description of how it is highlighting you, your life, your passions, your hobbies—whatever is the best way to tell your story. Send your photo and description to and you will be automatically entered into the contest to win $150 US retail in Close To My Heart product!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

I'm Back:)

I began this blog hoping that I would keep it current and as you can tell I did not! So, I am going to start off fresh and I anticipate keeping it up to date. So here we go again;)

I have been working on some projects for me. My son, David and I are going on a "Road Trip". Our adventure begins on May 21st when we leave to fly into Seattle arriving at 10:30 PM. We will stay there for 2 days seeing as much as we can. Then we are off to Portland, OR for 2 days and then up to Spokane, WA with our final destination being Bozeman, MT to visit family. We are fortunate enough to have gotten a room at the 5 star Mueller Chateau!!!! We are very, very, did I say VERY excited about our adventure. We are counting the days until we leave (43 days left). Here is a picture of my Travel Journal I made to keep track of the Where, What and Whens of our trip.