Monday, August 30, 2010

Countdown to Christmas

This is made on one of our large artboards.  I think I will have a workshop so everyone can make one.  It is even nicer in person.  Want to come?
I will be posting dates on my calendar at my website sometime soon...

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Last fall a man stopped by my house to inquire about some plants I have in the front yard.  He said his wife just loved them.  He was talking about my Red Hot Pokers, which are amazing at that time of the year.  Anyway, I gave him several plants which I had separated earlier in the spring.  A couple of months later he showed up with a half a dozen plumeria cuttings for me.  Anyway, most of them I planted in pots but this one is in the ground near my pond.  It has the only bloom.  It's really a pretty blossom. 

Monday, August 23, 2010

Triple Play

Wanted to mix up my Triple Play a little, not that the little albums aren't great.  But sometimes I just like to make a card or two, maybe four!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Christmas in Aug?

Well, it's hotter than it has been in a long time here in So Cal.  So why not post some holiday items.

I absolutely loved a sample in our Fall/Winter Idea book done with what is called a Mix and Mingle album.  It has both acrylic pages as well as chip board pages.  It come with little rings to join it together if you wish, or you can use the pages separately on scrapbook pages. Each section is about a 3 1/2" square.   This sample I pretty much just copied out of the catalog.  I hope you like it as much as I do.

Here are a couple of things that we made this past Sat.

This card was inspired by one I saw on  If you have never visited there you must.
I just knew when I saw the sample on there that I just had to do it with B1356 St Nick, another new item from the newest catalog from Close To My Heart.  If you would like to make 5 of these along with 20 other cards, you'll want to attend one of my Holiday card making class in Oct or Nov..

This is yet another new item, chipboard ornaments.  That is me on the left when I was about 4 or 5. I will be posting more of the selection of ornaments that come in the set as I finish them.  This is another item that can be used on scrapbook pages or even on a card.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Happy Wednesday

This is one of my cats, Monster is his name.  He is a rescue and we have had him since he was just a few weeks old.  He is mostly an indoor cat, but does go out a little each day.  This is what he looks like every time he comes back in..  He's a character for sure!

Here is another item for my sale.  This lunch box is a mini one only about 2 1/2" x 4 1/4".  Uses another favorite paper, That's Amore..  Hope you like it..

Monday, August 2, 2010

Web camera

My son Richard had a birthday this last weekend and one of the things he requested was a webcam.  He is using it right now to watch our tadpoles turn into frogs.  Amazing thing.  But I am thinking about stealing it soon and trying a tutorial of some sorts.  I think I can do it, so be watching for something in the next couple of weeks.