Saturday, March 27, 2010

Veranda Acrylic Album

I am almost finished creating this "Beautiful" Acrylic Album. I am using Veranda paper from Close to my Heart. I will post a recipe on my website: when I am finished. You can purchase all the products I used right from my website. If you purchase all the products for the acrylic album from my website, I will send you the complete instructions. I hope you enjoy it and I will post the rest when it is all finished!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

I love a Clearance Sale!

Don't miss checking out the "Holiday Heyday" Sale on my Close to my Heart website: I got to shop one day early and the products are really great. Hurry up, though. The quantities are really limited. I just may have to go back and order a few more things.
All the information will be posted on my website. Happy Holiday Shopping!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

My favorite Christmas CArd

This is my favorite Christmas card with my favorite My Acrylix stamp set this season. I created this for a CTMH card swap. I love the combination of Sweet Leaf, Cranberry and Cocoa. I added some red stickles that are hard to see, but they add that little bit of sparkle!
The stampsets are from this FAll/Winter '09 catalog:
D1366 Holiday Trinkets &
D1384 Snow Flurries.

You can view and shop for these and more at my website:

I hope you enjoy and have time to make a fun Christmas card for your Christmas!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Hand Made Cards for the Holidays! and a layout too!

Well, it's been a while. We have been battling the usual fall flu for the THIRD time! I got some great scrapping done, attended a CTMH regional celebration in Minneapolis and even found time to make some hand made cards. I hope you enjoy the fruits of my "indoor time".
I used Close To My Heart "Jingle" Creative Basics Paper for these layouts. You can click on my website ( on the right hand side to view this holiday paper and more!
You can email me: for the card recipe, too!

Oh, I also used Cricut cartridge "Christmas Cheer!...Enjoy!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Gypsy Mania!

I am really excited for the release of the New Cricut Gypsy! It will be great to carry all my cartridges in one little box. If you haven't heard of it yet, you will. There is also a link on the right side of my blog. If you click on the Gypsy Release icon, you can learn more about what I think this amazing little machine will be able to do.
Tune in after I get mine, and I will show you what I can accomplish!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Time to get updated!

Well, I'll come back to the trip later. Summer sure got away from me.
I have been back and forth to California twice! I made it out to the Leadership convention for CTMH. It was fabulous. I wanted to share the cards I made for the contest. It was titled 3 designs from one pattern. Even though I didn't win, I was sure happy with the cards I made.
You'll have to turn your laptop or look sideways. I can't get the pictures to rotate. Crazy computer some days. The papers are Aspen, Back Country and Bella.
I will post the recipe on my website: in a couple of days.

Don't forget the brand new catalog is out! I have been playing with the new products and will post some artwork very soon. Keep watching.

My OPen House is scheduled for Friday, Sept 11 6-8:30pm. If you are local, plan on stopping by.

Have a great Thursday, everyone!


Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Falkland Islands, Penguins and FUN!

The Falkland Islands were one of the reasons I wanted to take this cruise. How many people have been to the Falkland Islands? No one that I have ever met and I wanted to see it. Nothing like dropping a little bit of England in the middle of an ocean. It was drizzly and a bit cold when we got there. The drizzle let up while we visited and that made it a pleasant trip out to see the penguins at Lagoon Cove.
All the white you see on the ground isn't's penguin feathers!

This colony of Gentoo penguins was large and it also included a King Penguin with her chicks.
It was quite a ride out to see the penguins.
We boarded 4x4's driven by Island residents...who are among the nicest people you could meet anywhere. It was an adventure greater than an amusement park ride. We were up and down in the mud and peat. The guys still can't believe
we made it. Oh yeah...the guy in red with the
rubber boots (the smart one) was our 70 yr old driver.

It was the last tour of the season at this beautiful seaside property. The owners and hosts treated us to a bbq and the most delicious local treats. What a wonderful accordian player. It was really a memorable experience. Thanks to all the wonderful Falkland Islanders!

The only way to go!