Monday, June 30, 2008

Here is the July Kit "I WannaBe Tim Holtz". This kit has a ton of Grungeboard. If you have ever wanted to play with it, but wasn't sure what to do with it, this kit is for you. You get full color instructions to make a 8 page book, with 3 "Holtzified" tags.. with all the fun new metal embellishments like Tokens, Tags, Swivel Clamps, Game Spinners and Sprockets, and in true ART LIFE fashion, a baggie full of hard to find "out of the box" embellishments. You will be so excited when you see whats in there.. Oh don't forget you get another full mini bottle of GLIMMER MIST! The color is Sea which is a beautiful aqua color!
If your in the area, I'll also teach this as a class at My Daughters Wish on July 19th, so come join me in getting our hands dirty!

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Are you ready for a sneaky peak at my July kit??? If you love Tim Holtz, and you love his products but don't really know how to use them.. then this is the kit for you!

Here is a pic of the little "key" chain that hangs from the book.. super cute, and your sure to get your hands dirty with this kit!

Friday, June 27, 2008

Just an official post saying that my JUNE Kit Memories of Yesterday is officially sold out! Thanks to everyone for their support and I am so excited about my next few months kits! Make sure to get yours early!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Lots to share today! First off, I finally got pics of all my little baby turkeys.. they were in the front yard today.. so stinkin cute! I wanted to pick them up and cuddle them, but momma was right with them.. I was in the house, and I heard the babies squeaking.. and whalla.. here they all were! I was so excited!
Also, I am sharing some mini canvas' I did at the crop I went to at Picture Me Perfect where I got to hang out with Kerry Lynn Yeary, Marie and Ginger. We had so much fun chatting, creating and just hanging out!
Lastly, I am sharing a sneak peak of my July Kit! Its all about Grungeboard. Since the Tim Holtz classes sold out so quickly, I have decided to offer this as a class as well at My Daughters Wish. It will be on July 19th at 1:30pm. We will play with grungeboard and all the new Tim Holtz embellishments, like tokens, tickets and game spinners. You'll receive a full package of the Mini Elements and tons of other grungeboard pieces! $40 Call MDW at 925-952-4437 to sign up!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Today is a big day around here. My beautiful wonderful daughter is 15 today. I can't believe it. I can't believe time has gone by so fast. I want it to stop! I spent the afternoon yesterday with her shopping our butts off. We bought, we chatted, we ate, we shopped some more. I can't express how proud I am of her, how wonderfully mature, beautiful and sweet she is. I say it all the time, that I am so blessed to have a daughter like her. We had lunch at The Cheesecake Factory, and I embarrassed her by having all the waiters sing to her.. and they we so CUTE! She was beet red and very mad at me. I loved spending time with her, just me and her. We don't get to do that very often, because I have Tony to take care of and "she is 15' and spending time with mom.. well you know.. I took tony to the party store to get his invitations for his 3rd birthday party, and you guessed it, he chose High School Musical as his theme.. I have a broadway star on my hands.. he also picked out ballons for Bianca and was so proud to give them to her. He gave her big hugs and said Happy Birthday Banca.. he says her name so cute! Today we are all going to Benihana's for dinner and we are going to have so much fun! Here are some pics of her and I through the years.. enjoy and give that little girl/boy a hug today.. cause tomorrow they will be teenagers and hugs are hard to come by!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Ok, day two of reveal of my Hambly projects.. this one hopefully is going to make people laugh. I found this "antique" puppet theatre box at a recent antique show and didn't really know what I was going to do with it, and I just had to do the "people".. me and Bianca. In our little Hambly theatre in our Hambly "clothes".. I had so much fun making this, and at the crop, I had everyone laughing with the 3-d chandelier and the frame in the back with my trademark owl.. So, here is project #2.. Hope everyone enjoys this and laughs a little.. heheheehehe!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

I think everyone in my world knows how much of a fan I am of Hambly Screenprints. My friends call me Hambly girl.. anyone who takes a class with me knows that I will add something of Hambly to the project. Its like my little signature. The rub on owls are my favorite thing to add to each project, its my buddy. So, I was very excited to see they announced a design team call. Its a dream of mine to work with Hambly. Not only do I love their products, but I love the company. I have had the pleasure of touring the factory twice and I was blown away by the people, dedication and "family" atmosphere I saw. People had been working the machines for years and everyone had such a great smile on their face.
I love to work outside the box, try new things and work with products that are off the beaten path, Hambly is a perfect fit for me. There is no other Paper company I'd rather work for. I could have pulled any project out of my stash for this submission, but I became so inspired that I created a few just for them. In the next few days, I'll share one at a time, cause I think they are so special. I hope I can make them laugh and I hope I can stand out from the hundreds of submissions, I hope they can see that little ol me really loves their products!
This first project is inspired by Lisa Super, who is my collage queen! She is the person who introduced me to collage.. and I am loving adding my own spin to it. I love to mix new modern products with the vintage collage items. This is the Hambly Bust, and I have combined the beautiful Hambly papers and overlays with some of my vintage finds to come up with this beauty. She has a mini tag album around her neck and beautiful Hambly butterflies adorning her skirt. I think its a perfect mix of old meets new and will bring a different look for Hambly.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Fathers Day!
Today is a day to reflect and be thankful for the men in our lives that are father figures or wonderful fathers to our children. I am blessed in my life to have a father in law that I look up to, admire and is as close to a father as I can get. My own father passed away when I was young, and I still miss him and wish he was here to enjoy my fantastic family. Here is an old layout of him and I. I love to look at these pictures of us.
Aaron is a fantastic father to Tony, he is doting, attentive and so caring with him. I love how he is around him.
Give the men in your life a hug today and tell them how much they mean to you. Make each day with them special

Thursday, June 12, 2008

I was so fortunate to have one of those mornings.. early over here.. sun just coming up.. no one is up in the house but me and the dogs.. and outside my door is my momma deer and her baby.. They had been coming around cause I give out lots of apples.. but never had my camera nearby.. I was calm.. ran and got it and grabbed my bowlfull of apples.. (they are always close for the visitors).

I got some tremendous shots of them. What an incredible vision. The baby deer is so fuzzy I just want to go give it a hug.. and that momma was soo cute.. you could tell she was communicating to the baby to come get some great apples and that it was ok.

Its definitely spring around here.. yesterday I saw a momma turkey and her 5 babies up in the open space.. (I haven't gotten them to come near, cause I can't figure out what to feed them, lol!) And last week I had to wait for a family of Quail to cross the street.. Dad came first.. alone.. got across the street and I knew his family was behind him. He called out and out of the bushes comes momma and her 4 babies.. they were so stinking adorable.. with the little thingys bouncing around on top of their head.. running and trying to fly to daddy across the street..

These are the things in life that are precious every day things that I treasure so much. I can't believe how much I am attached to the animal life around here. I am always looking up at the open space and being so careful when I drive around here. I don't think I could live anywhere ever again without all this wildlife running around. I could watch them all for hours and I'd love to take care of them too!

Monday, June 09, 2008

Happy Monday! I wanted to share my last (whaaaaaa boo hoo) layouts I did for the Scrap For A Cure Kit Club. June is the last month I am with them. They have picked a new design team. I have been with them since inception, and I can't say enough wonderful things about them. These ladies are the example of "doing what you love". They really did their homework, and have made such a wonderful company. I will miss getting their kits every month and working with them, hopefully I'll join the kit club as a customer.. :)

I know they are just going to keep growing and becoming more successful because they are the best kind of people that you want to be around and be affiliated with.

These are two of my June layouts with the kit.. its already sold out.. they rock!