Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Stampagaza(buy 2 stamp sets get one free) will be gone before you know it (November 30 is the last day!). Close To My Heart is offering a wonderful sale make sure you don't miss it.
make sure you click on the link here to get more information!

Monday, November 23, 2009

White Christmas?

Im feeling in the mood for a White Christmas at least in my cardmaking.

Take a look at my latest creation using my Cricut and Close to my Heart prisma glitter and Phrase.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Spooky or fashion?

Here are some adorable Halloween treat holders I scrap lifted from this blog: http://www.skiptomylou.org/2008/10/28/paper-witch-shoes/

I created a cut file for my cricut if you have the surecutsalot program I will pass it along.

I used some cute paper I found at Big lots for a deep discount

Really had alot of fun creating these.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Capadia Designs: Win a Workbox from the Original Scrapbox#links#links

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Amazing give away!

You all know I am a avid crafter and my home looks like it!

check out this amazing product and ways to win it!

Here is one way to win.
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Sunday, September 20, 2009

This and that!

I love all the things my cricut can do!

Here are some Halloween goodies I am working on! I added some goolie eyes to that spider and a pop up inside.

Its not done yet I will post later the finished card decorated with Close to my Heart Stamps.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Happy Friday

I have been busy working on Christmas gifts I found some great Ideas!

Here are some cards I am working on to make into packs for some of my friends that don't stamp.(Imagine that don't stamp!)
This one is very simple and Pretty I borrowed Stamp lifted)the idea from a fellow consultant.

This card is from our Aspiration collection. The flower is cut from my cricut and colored in using water colors. The verse is from our set called Endless friendship.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Tuesday Madness

Why Tuesday madness?
This is why!

This is Pumpernickel otherwise known as Pumper. She is a rescue cat from our neighbor's back yard. We have a male Tabby same coloring I think they thought she is his offspring. NO. Moo (our male) is fixed so that can't be.

Pumber had many broken ribs a crimped tail no nails and was very sick .

As she uses me for a climbing post this morning I almost wonder why we rescued her. Her Nails grew out and she is as feisty as can be.

She is as sweet as can be most of the time. Our other cat Moo is jealous. Were waiting for the second set of shots to expose the two of them. Wish us luck!

NOW on to the real reason for this post some of my latest artwork created as the new kitten distracts me.

From Close to my Heart:Key to My Heart

Colors: CremeBrule, Tulip Juniper and Juniper ( my new favorite colors)

I wanted to post these before they go off in the mail this morning on my way to work.
Till next time,
Keep stamping and Creating.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Hello Everyone!

The new Close to my Heart Winter catalog is now available wait till you see the wonderful things we have for you!
You do not want to miss the wonderful exclusive card kit you may receive for FREE!!!
Jump over to my Web site and check it out!!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Missing in action?

Where have I been?
Lets see I went to a Scrapbook expo in San JoseI saw Lots of new products and techniques.

I celebrated my birthday with my Friend Connie! Were Birthday buddies!!
Then went camping . Oh yes I also worked some extra 12 hour shifts at the Hospital . I think that accounts for my missing blogs

Now I am back to creating once again!

This is a card and bag I created for my friend Connie

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Christmas in July

Christmas in July Card workshop!

What a bargain only $10 dollars for the cute holder, 8 cards and envelopes.
Contact me if you would like schedule this workshop.
Next work shop will be August Birthdays!!
a wonderful set of Birthday cards and yes another holder.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Day 15 of my 21 days

Lots of catching up to do! Its been a very busy week!
In the mean time look at this yummy recipe I am trying tonight!

Perfect way to use those fresh tomatoes!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Day 7

…"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. You are the guy who'll decide where to go.' Dr. Suess

Isn't this a fun quote?

My feet are taking me on the treadmill!!

Day 6

This quote gives me so much to think about.

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

Marianne Williamson

On this page I made my own background paper by stamping with several of the stamps in the Serendipity set. This technique is called random stamping one of my favorites. I find it relaxing to stamp many images. It is always a surprise how beautiful it turns out.

I am now up to 40 min on the treadmill how exciting is that!!

Day 5

"A wish changes nothing, A decision changes everything," unknown

So true! I made my decsion to become heathier! Hidden behind the frame is a message to my self about my decision.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Day Four

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work. Focus on the positive."Aristotle"

Another day flows by in amazing speed .

I can Do this!!
I really like this page very simple and behing the door is my feelings and plan for the day.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

DAy 3

Today's Quote:

Day three…"The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense." Thomas A. Edison

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Day 2

Im feeling stronger working out sticking to my food plan!!

This is a great inspiration !

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Day 1

Day One has come and gone and yes, I stuck to my goals .Under the quote are my goals or my HOW I don't mind sharing

Goal 1. I will put my self first.

Goal 2 I will tract my progress on www.sparkspeople.com.

Goal 3 I will exercise at least 10 min each day and also tract that.

Goal 4 I will drink 8 glasses of water each day.

My unoficial goal is I give my self permission to create each day.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Another Birthday around the corner!

Yes another year older!

I've been sitting on my behind too much and my gym membership is collecting dust.

As one comedian calls it Fat tax!! To pay for a gym membership and not go, yes crazy!!

Enough of that! I renewed my interest in http://www.sparkspeople.com/ and vow to be more active.

I have pulled out a project I started 1 year ago called 21 days why 21 days?
It takes 21 days to make a habit so today is Day number 1!! This web page http://www.iamthankful.com/science/21-days-to-form-a-habit-you-can-do-it
that I found that explains this and helped me understand goal setting.

This will be a booklet that I can refer to on my quick 21 day journey to begin to get healthy. I have daily inspiration on each days page and I will journal with hidden journals for thoughts and goals.

I created this from last years serendipity paper pack and stamp set. Although this set is not available for purchase we have several similar flower sets.Colors: all CTMH: Dutch blue, Chocolate, Bamboo and Daisy white.

Stamps:CTMH Serendipity, Rustic numbers and June.

I used my cricut and cuttlebug to create the frame and emboss.

I also used a technique we call kissing to create the texture on the rustic numbers.

Here I used some computer journaling using my rbc codes to make the printer ink coordinate with my CTMH papers. This page is my goals and my why, next I will journal my How with my graphs of measurments and perhaps other goals I am going to avoid the scale it make me crazy!!


Sunday, July 5, 2009

More Flair!

This is a pattern from the awsome Close to my Heart's new book called Wishes!
Now available to order 3 different ways, from my web site, at a gathering or attend one of my workshops.
Its a tiny card but perfect for a simple greeting.

The colors used are hollyhock,indian corn blue and sweet leaf!

This view shows the 3d effect.

You've Got Flair!!

Hello every one!
I hope every one had a wonderful Holiday!
My Holiday was peaceful as I spent the day at my traditional job. I am very happy to report no crisis evolved . That is always a good thing in the health care industry.
Today I am busy here at home creating with the new stamp of the month for July. Take a look and learn how you can get this stamp of the month for free!!

Close to my Heart Stamp of the Month JULY 2009D1351(You've got Flair) in Indian corn blue and cranberry.Inspired by Karen Pederson Karen is amazing!!

stamps: D1351 You've Got Flair Stamp of the month July
D1303 Classmate Alphabet additional items:
z2130 Indian corn blue Ink pad
z1019 Dimensional Elements
Z1103 Cranberry Grosgrain
z157 Cranberry eyelets
Round sponge
1711 Water brush
Cranberry marker

Card stock:Indian corn blue and Daisy white card stock

You can purchase this darling stamp set for $22.95
If you spend $25 (before shipping and tax) you get it for 25% off ($17.21)
If you spend $50 (before shipping and tax) you get it for 50% off ($11.48)
If you spend $75 (before shipping and tax) you get it for 75% off ($5.74)
If you spend $100 (before shipping and tax), it is your FREE!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Last deal of the day!

Take a look at what was in the $100 Goodie Box (shared by Lisa):
Here’s the run down of what Lisa’s box included:
Dimensional Elements Bookplates
Star Spangled Blue Eyelets
Black Designer Ribbon Rounds - coordinates with Silhouette papers
Autumn Terracotta My Accents
Cranberry My Accents
Hollyhock Designer Ribbon Rounds
Holiday Designer Ribbon Rounds
6 x 6 My Legacy (TM) White Leather Album!
6 x 6 Page Protectors
Bundled Up Stamp Set
Magic Stamp Set
Speckled Backgrounds Number Stamp Set
Let Freedom Ring Stamp Set
Accents, Etc. Stamp Set
Laid Back paper Pack
Key To My Heart Paper Pack
Just Chillin’ Level 1 Paper Pack
School Zone Paper Pack
School Zone My Stickease Assortment
Wow - totalling it all up, she received $249.05 worth of products. With shipping and tax to her would have been $292.37 - and she paid just $117.45 total. That’s a savings of $174.92…wow - what a great deal that was.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Its too HOT!!

My A/C is not able to keep up with these temp's above 100 degrees!

I cant even create "what a shame" I dont have any new photos of my artwork to share today .
I do have a great link for a wonderful beat the heat recipes.

I am going to try the chicken artichoke salad with plain artichokes not marinated ones.

My daughter is a vegitarian we will make her salad with black beans and corn.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

It's so hard when I have to and so easy when I want to. ~Annie Gottlier

Isn't that the truth?

I would so much rather do my creative things then scrub and clean, but can I create in a dis-organized area? No it disrupts the flow. I have to stop and say where did I put that______ ?

I'm off to pick up my wonderful daughter from her camp today then the plan is to return and purge!

Then I can be free to create once again!
This lovely card was created with CTMH card stock and inks and the scallop edge is from a cut file from this wonderfully creative woman. I won her blog challenge with this cut file. http://capadiadesigns.blogspot.com/search/label/blog%20challenge
here is the cut file make sure to thank her if you decide to down load this file.

Friday, June 26, 2009

“Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.”

Passion .... is my passion papers, ink and glue? Is it love and affection?

Textures, color and photography? Family Love and Life...

Today my my mind runs away from me with ideas of scrap booking and card making my dining room table is covered with stamps glues and all the things to create.

Here are some of my recent creations.

Friends to the end created with scraps from previous cards.

Also a Mothers day card made with CTMH Sweet leaf, and Black I love the simplicity of this one beautiful!!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Inspiration quote for today

We should be taught not to wait for inspiration to start a thing. Action always generates inspiration. Inspiration seldom generates action. ~Frank Tibolt

Is this my inspiration for today?

Keep posted a tutorial and project to follow.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Welcome to my blog!

Just to get my blog started I wanted to share a scan of my latest creation.This will soon to be off in the mail to my daughter who is away at camp. I know its only a week... but they do love to get mail.
This card is created with some wonderful spring papers found at Joann's for a price i could afford.
It matches the wonderful Close to my Heart inks and papers.
Black, Dutch blue and Citrus Green.
The paper sparkles with glitter that does not show up here. It is so beautiful live.
Stay tuned for more art work I am on a roll