Thursday, October 30, 2008

Devine Memories Boutique

I will be participating in a boutique at Devine Memories on November 8th from 8-5.
There will be some great holiday gift items and home decor from all the girls. Hope you can join us. (click on photo for larger view and more info)

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Computer Issues

Well... I have so many things that I want to get on here (including photos) but my camera card is full and my computer isn't being cooperative. I hope to get them to Costco and a disc made (another computer issue) soon so I can post pics. I have been busy getting ready for a big birthday party this Saturday. I really think it will be fun. We have been getting lots of projects done, none of which need to be done for the party but it sure feels good to accomplish.
I also have two boutiques coming up in November. Lots of fun things going on and hopefully lots of fun photos to post soon.
Have a great Tuesday!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

What A Day

It was quite a day today at Paper Vineyard. We had the Fall Open House and it was a big success. The girls had set up the store the night before to look so festive. I only wish I had photos to share. We had a wonderful turn out and lots of people took classes on the spot. There were 8 classes to choose from and we had so much fun working on projects all day long.
Thanks to everyone who came out to share in the fun!

Friday, October 24, 2008

New Things to Learn

While browsing on Tip Junkie today I found two tutorials that I want to try. They look like so much fun and I am always up for learning something new. Here they are:

First Oikology 101 This one teaches you to create your own blog button. Looks like fun. But now I have to design a button.... ooooh ...I think that will be fun. :)

Second Jeanne Winters This one teaches you to make pop art on Photoshop (or other programs). I have a blank spot on my wall that I think will look great filled with this. Or maybe Christmas many options.

Well...have fun checking these out. And enjoy your Friday!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Fall Open House

Fall Open House is this Saturday at Paper Vineyard. It should be lots of fun. There will be examples of classes and even projects you can buy and complete while you are there.

Come Join Us!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Scrap Day

Spent most of the day scrapping. I am working on a book for my husband (at his request) about the building process of our home. It is turning out great. It is so much fun to look back at all the photos of the bare land...and then to see it now. All the work that has gone into it is amazing. Quite a transformation. It was a big step for us and one that we are so grateful for. We truly feel blessed. Hard to believe that we have been here for 8 1/2 yrs now.
I will try and share photos soon.
Hope you all had a wonderful Sunday.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Today's Classes

Ended up teaching 3 classes today at Paper Vineyard. I had so much fun. The first class was a wreath class with ornaments for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. The second one was the Grateful Plaque. And the third one was my Record Friendship Album made out of 45's.

All the ladies were so much fun today and the classes went really well. Thanks to all of you who participated. I really appreciate it. Hope you had a good time too.

I didn't get pics of everyone...but here are a few photos to share.

So Much Fun

Just purchased Photoshop Elements 7 and stayed up way too late last night trying to figure things out. I didn't have a previous version so it is all new to me. There are quite a few great tutorials online that helped. Check out the new header that I created! It doesn't match perfectly with the sides of the page layout but I am thrilled that I completed it just the same.

I am looking forward to lots more fun & learning.

Well, I am off to teach 3 classes today.

Enjoy your Saturday!

Monday, October 13, 2008

More Classes

Just wanted to share two more classes that I will be teaching at Paper Vineyard. The first one is the "grateful" plaque and will be offered this Saturday Oct 18th. The second one is "Countdown to Christmas" which will be in Nov. A specific date has not been set yet. Classes are available to view online. You can sign up for the class on the website also.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Is it Fall or Spring?

Can anyone guess what this is? newly sealed floor! It feels more like spring around here than fall. We have been cleaning like nobodys business. Feels so good to get some projects completed. My husband decided that the floors needed to be resealed. He was right. They look awesome now thanks to him. :)

Have a great Sunday everyone.

Friday, October 10, 2008


Ok, so I am a little slow. I am just finding out new things about blogging. I came across this magazine and had to have one. it beautiful. It creatively explores the world of blogging and peeks into blogs and the mindset of those who began them. It is fascinating. Everyone has a different reason for starting a blog but all seem to have a similar reaction to the world of blogging and all that it has brought to them. What a wonderful connection the crafting blogs seem to have. After reading through this magazine I am excited to push my creativity a little and explore new ideas. I am so glad that I decided to take the plunge and start this journey.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Good Morning

I found a great little quote while traveling to other blogs. This one in particular caught my eye...Linda has a beautiful blog with lots of good ideas.
Here is the quote: "If you haven't got all the things you want, be grateful for the things you don't have, that you don't want." ~unknown~

Enjoy your day!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Design Team Layout

Here is my design team layout for November at Devine Memories. It was a 3 product/3 designers challenge. I had fun with it. Although it was a little tricky deciding what to do with the trinket pins. Tim Holtz designed them after locker pins. They really do remind me of the locker pins at the swimming pool when I was little.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Starting to Feel Like Fall

Finally it is starting to feel a bit like fall here. Autumn is my absolute favorite. We don't get much of the changing colors so we have to improvise and create them ourselves. But that's OK.

It is a chance to have a little fun. And speaking of has been fun to see all the "fall scenes" on everyones blogs. There are some beautiful ones out there. Check out this beauty ....I could live there. Enjoy your day!

Thursday, October 2, 2008


Getting ready to watch the debate tonight. No matter what your political view-this year is such an important year to cast your vote. Remember the cut off for voter registration is Oct 6th to still be able to vote in this presidential election. Registering online is quick and easy.
America is still the best place on earth to live. Let your voice be heard....get out and vote!