Monday, January 30, 2012

Unexpected Fun... Snow?!!

After the bustle of the past few days around here we decided to take my mom for a drive into the mountains.  We had heard that they had drained a lake up in the mountains above us to improve the existing dam and they had uncovered loads of fun things.  Sound like a fun time?.  Well we piled in the car, (I decided that I would wear sneakers instead of the uggs I had been wearing.. they have started to get hot)... no jackets (lucky I found one in the car).. it has been beautiful the past few days.  Well needless to say... we found SNOW!  lol..

Here are a few snapshots from our trip.

After our drive, Mom decided to treat us to the spaghetti factory.  As you can tell Andrew LOVED it!

Mom is leaving in a few days so things should get back to the "normal" around here.  But then.. is there really a normal?
Take care!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

On the RUN!!!!

My mom is here from out of state.  I am on the go this week.  I just wanted to pop in and share with you one of my Favorite albums I have created.  I took a dive into working with metal and embossed the front and back covers in metal and adhered it to an accordian album that I created. Just the perfect colors for valentine's day.  Let me know what you think!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Sweet, Sweet, Rain!

Yes! Finally we have rain!  We have been so dry this winter.  Rain is a beautiful thing for us right now in our small area of the world.  I know when you get too much it is a bad thing but right now I am really enjoying it.  I just want to snuggle up in bed and be cozy.

I think I must have always loved the rain.  The sound of it falling softly on the roof. The clasp of thunder in a lightning storm.  It brings back so many memories.

Memories are special.  They can't take them away from you.  Maybe that is why I enjoy scrapbooking so  much.  I get to filter through all of the photos that have memories attached and create with my most favorite medium, paper.

My store is up and running now on etsy. 
You can find it here.....

please check it out!  It is off to a slow start but everyone says it takes a bit to get going.
Above are a couple of Valentine's cards that I have created.  I just love the flying heart one.  The "Be Mine" label is actually a fabric label.

The one below is so much fun.  It is just hearts and flowers focusing on special words on the paper.
Take care everyone!  I am off to clean the house, .. ENJOY THE RAIN,... and maybe I will sneek in and "touch some paper"!  :)

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Working on My New Online Store

Hi Guys!  I bet you have been wondering how and where I have been.  I have been slowly working on my new online "Studio of Design".  It has been a true learning experience.  I have been bothering my kids with learning linking and how to make banners.  I really think that they are hiding from me now!

Now I am in the photographing stage ( I truly need practice) and.... what do you expect in an area that has not seen rain
in forever?...RAIN!  It is truly an adventure!

I am yearning for a little more  creative time in my  scrap room right now,  but here I sit working on the computer.

I am so excited about this venture as I miss traveling around the U.S. like I used to working the scrapbook shows.  I really miss all the friends I made and some of the faithful people that were in the  classes I taught.  Now I will be home based and can design to my hearts content, still feel the paper between my fingers, and enjoy the process. 

I will be keeping my fingers crossed that all goes well and God will bless this venture.

If you happen to see a card, layout, project, or any other hand made item on my blog and are interested in something similar or maybe if it is available the exact item, let me know.
I can always set you up with a custom listing.

I will be giving all the link to the store as soon as it is on line!
Hugs to all!