Sunday, October 4, 2009


ETA 2/6/10: Sorry, the linkie put this in automatically and I didn't realize it was the wrong one until AFTER it went through. I would remove it but don't know how to :( #235 is the correct link for this challenge.

For the last challenge at Papertrey.... (the influence is Australia). See for more great cards!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Hero Arts Doggy

Love the colors for the Hero Arts Challenge earlier this week (actually Monday 9/7). Here's my favorite Hero arts doggy stamp and that pretty fall color pallette!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

It's been WARM in Seattle!

Finally a little reprieve from the heat today - we hit 98 - which is a lot cooler than 105 which we had yesterday!

I could hardly bring myself to work on the project - yesterday, but found some time today - too bad my Cuttlebug wasn't working that well. It could be the heat - the sizzlets just were not cutting even with shims! :(

I still want to share my Jenni Bowlin project's a little mini album with a sliding box/case thing. It didn't really come out how I had envisioned, but the kids like it and that's what counts.

"Cousins album"....

I used lots of Jenni Bowlin (whatever I could get my hands on locally), some Rusty Pickle, and bits and pieces of this 'n that....
Check out that big round thing - it's a mondo paper clip that you embellish with pictures or paper...I chose papers but the other side of the paper clip has more space - so I put pictures on the opposite side! :)

I'm going to cool off now - it's still a tad on the warm side - even with A/C running!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Stampin' Up Big Shot has tons of ideas using the Stampin’ Up! Big Shot and is giving away a Big Shot Die Pack as part of the Stampin’ Up! summer celebration. Wouldn't you love to win a die pack??

Well go check 'em out.... then, to enter, all you have to do is write about it on your own blog and link it up in your comment at their blog.... So easy! Now you're entered to win! This is my entry. Now give me my dies. ;-) I promise to make lots and lots of goodies to share and show if I win!! :) Good luck, everyone!! :) Later I'll post some new pictures from our latest trip to Santa Barbara.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

I was lucky enough to spend the afternoon with a few lovely ladies that I used to work with at the Seattle Times.
(l-r: Krista, me, Lori, Jill)

This is an incredible group of friends- they are beautiful, classy, smart, humorous, and totally FUN to be with! Thanks ladies, for your company and spending a superb afternoon on the waterfront doing what I'm best known for - EATING OUT! :)

Thursday, April 16, 2009

A card in 20 minutes

There's a challenge for blog candy on Glenda's blog, Glenda's Papers, Scissory & Rocks: Make a card in 20 minutes or less and this was a fun card to do! See the challenge here:

The hardest part was punching eggs through the textured cardstock (and the bird too).... They came from the Impress store in Seattle/Tukwila. Their sale starts today by the way....20% off everything! I believe it lasts through Sunday. Enabler, I know....

Good luck! :)

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Autumn Leaves brand clear stamp set for sale

This set is from Autumn Leaves. It's sort of a large stamp set but the images range from big to small so it's a great variety and they stamp beautifully. The set for sale is new/unused/unopened. I am not sure how I bought a duplicate set, but the new one is for sale.

$15 includes shipping. I will send it in an envelope. If you'd like insurance please add $1 more.

Email me if interested -

Thanks much!


Saturday, February 7, 2009

More PTI stuff

This is for the sketch from PTI. The colors got sort of 'glare-ful''s actually Tangerine Tango, Baja Breeze, and So Saffron...with a big flash to throw the colors off!
I wanted to get this up before the PT drawing, so I had to use this pic. My house is on the dark side and I am a terrible photographer on top of that!
The larger flowers are popped up on dimensionals, and the saying looks crooked but it is straight on the card.
Have a great evening and if you are looking at PTI, good luck with the button guessing!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Paper Trey Bagabox

Here's my project for the PTI bag entry! I hope it's not too late....