Monday, July 31, 2006

August Challenge: DOODLE!

So here's my first page for this challenge- a fun 'road trip' page that seemed perfect for adding a few doodles!
I couldn't get a nice crisp photo of it, but you can see it in person in the store. I cut out the flowers from some great paper by Carolee's Creations and painted up a variety of chipboard letters for my title. I took the plunge and actually doodled ON my photo & around the flowers. Then of course, I had to add some bling! Anywho, this is my page-- I can't wait to see what YOU come up with!

Birthday Box Class Samples

Here's a couple quick sample pics of our Birthday Box class-- happening this Wednesday night at 6:30. We'll decorate the lunchbox tin and make index cards for each month of the year, perfect for keeping track of birthday and important dates and filing pre-made cards in the appropriate spot! It's a fun project that's great for anyone who likes giving handmade cards!

Monday, July 24, 2006

Our DISNEYLAND holiday!

I'm back from a wonderful holiday in California, and itchin' to get the prints I've ordered of our photos back so I can start scrappin' them! I've had to do a couple simple digital pages (which I'm working on learning so I can make better use of my Photoshop software!)to showcase a couple photos in the meantime, but it'll be really nice to be able to do some REAL projects with them!

Yes-- we took LOTS of photos! Three of us had cameras with us, so we had the good sense to take turns bringing our cameras with us. This way we have LOTS of photos with out duplicates!

It was a great trip, the train ride was nice & relaxing, but LONG (6 hours longer than scheduled- which meant we arrived at around 4am!), but still, a nice way to travel and keep us from getting too exhausted. Here's a summary of our trip:
Days 1-2: train ride from Seattle to Los Angeles (bus connections on either end)
Days 3-5: California Adventure Park & Disneyland. Highlights were the water rides (great on a hot day), Dining in Ariel's Grotto (pictures of Joy with ALL the princesses!) and watching the Aladdin musical production.
Day 6: we intended to do Universal Studios, but we opted for a 'day off' which involved shopping at Downtown Disney, lunch at House of Blues, more shopping, drinks & dessert at the Rainforest cafe, more shopping... and a relaxing evening with a friend of mine from college, who we stayed with for the rest of the trip.
Day 7: Sea World San Diego. Highlights were seeing Joy feed & touch the dolphins and the nighttime Shamu show "House of Douse"
Day 8: Sleep in & hang out at Hunnington beach (I brought home some California sand for a stamping project I'll probably be teaching in August!), shopping at Target & a Mexican dinner.
Days 9-10: train ride home!

We had a fabulous time (and bought some fabulous souvenirs!) and can honestly say there wasn't a bad day the whole trip! Now I have to get back in the groove of things here and send out an update e-mail with news on all the new products that arrived while I was away- some great SUMMER stuff!

Friday, July 07, 2006

Summer Scrap & Cards Kit

Our Summer Scrap & Cards Kit is ready to go, and it's a fun one, perfect for all your summer layouts and cards! We're featuring the 'summertime' line by We R Memory Keepers and have found it to be very versatile-- if you go to our yahoo site, you can see *all* the samples posted there, or you can see them in person when you stop by the store! Here's a photo of the kit contents and a fun card I made with a bikini die cut using the papers.

I'm heading off for my summer holiday to California-- I'll be back in a couple of weeks with lots of new photos to scrapbook :)

Wednesday, July 05, 2006


We're bypassing our seasonal newsletter this summer and sending a postcard instead-- for our customers who receive e-mail newsletters, this is it! We hope to see you in the store soon to help us celebrate our 7th birthday!

google someone

Have you ever been at the point I'm at right now? Beyond tired, but still awake, surfing online for nothing in particular... so you decide to google someone you know & see if they're online? I tried a few friends and family members and didn't find much (if anything) that was actually about them-- I did find out that a lot of those other people with the same name as them have some things in common with them, though. Interesting!

So I decided I should google myself, too... just to see what comes up. I've been doing stuff online for quite a few years now, so it's interesting to see how readily available it all is! Well, I found quite a lot about other people with my name and a few pages into my search... I found ME! Well, I found some cards I've made posted on a few different web sites. That's good enough for me, though! If I'm going to have 'world wide fame' why not be famous for some things I've created, right?

How about you, what do you find when you google yourself? Anything that surprises you? I hope it's all good :)