Sunday, March 15, 2015

3-15-15 Sketch for Let's Scrap

Hello all ~

Here is the next sketch for the month of March....http://letsscrapsketches.blogspot.ca


I really like the versatility of this sketch...a trip to Whidbey Island was the inspiration for my take on the sketch, so here it is


I used papers and emphera from an older Cocoa Daisy kit.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Let's Scrap Sketch DT

Hello all ~ the day has arrived that I can share with all that I have been chosen to represent the Let's Scrap Sketch Design Team http://www.letsscrapsketches.blogspot.com

The sketch this week is posted and here is what I was inspired to do


This LO was done for my great friend.  She is slightly behind and I offered to help her catch up.  This is documenting her daughter and her friendships.  

So keep checking back to see the other LO's this site will inspire me to complete.

P.S.  There is also a presence on Facebook ~ check us out!!



Friday, February 13, 2015

Scrap Room is taking Shape

I have been in the townhome for seven months...well if I was only home that much....back and forth to California and out and about exploring the new town, it seems I am only home during the work week.

Last weekend I told myself to stay in and pay some attention to organizing, re-organizing and re-organizing again....the scrap room needs to take shape as a an inspirational space to create.

This wall above the dresser and below the display shelves may of finally hit the mark....






Then there is a small organization haul from IKEA

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Valentines Day is around the corner

Just a quick post to share the card I am dropping in the mail tomorrow for my hubby.
Used frisket to outline the heart, distress markers as watercolor "paints" and enable the resist, white embossing powder to bring forward the word Love using a stamp from Impress.

Fun and quick to create once the frisket dried.

If you haven't used frisket, it is the consistency of rubber cement and used to mask off the areas not wanting the paint.  For this card I only applied the frisket to the outside diameter of the heart, not the whole card because I was able to keep the paint within the lines, just didn't want it to bleed through on the rest of the card.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

New Year Already

Can you believe it is February of 2015....what happened to 2014?

A brief catch up with me, I have relocated to the Seattle for a few years.
The kids have graduated college and I guess you can say I graduated to another state.
Living away from Hubby, kids, dogs and the sun is very different.
Buying a home to live in by myself is ALOT different, exciting, different, adventurous, different....

I have now been here for 7 months with over two months time I have been able to be in Cali with family and friends.  In August for my sweet mother-in-laws funeral, then again in November for my best friend's.  Saddened occasions occurred last year, events that I am still learning how to cope with.

I have been shown how precious life and love is and that no one can ever take it for granted.

I am attempting to accomplish many things this year...
1) Learn the things I have taken for granted that hubby will always do...cooking and house painting
2) Learn to draw faces...something my mother can do with her eyes closed
3) Meet new people...something that being in a family unit always came easy
4) Reach out and VOLUNTEER my time and talents...possibly a way to accomplish #3
5) Become a better listener


So follow me as I document my accomplishments this year and venture out into the brave new world without my best friend by my side but rather watching and directing my every move from Heaven.



Sunday, June 23, 2013

Disney Album

Busy weekend creating a Disney Album using pictures from 1986 to 1997.

What fun to use another person's Layouts.  Check out Melinda Baggenstos (from Scrapbook Nook in Kent Washington) her LOs are worth a try.  Makes the page come together like a breeze and adds consistency with your album.

Yeah!!

Here are a few pictures I was used.



Sunday, June 2, 2013

Goodbye Seattle

Being gone from Southern California for four months was easy and hard.

Being away from everything 

  • you know 
  • you love
  • you understand 
is taxing and exciting at the same time.

I was on a two month which turned into a four month relocation assignment in the beautiful town of Mukilteo, Washington. I had an apartment, my craft supplies, a challenging assignment, and a great support system at home.

What I learned about myself is that I enjoy my day to day life in So. Cal.  Not to say that Mukilteo isn't a great place to venture out into, the sights are unbelievable, but being there without my husband and family makes the days seem to drag and nights even longer.

I found a few craft stores, met a few friends, and experienced the area and I am glad to be home, ready to spend the summer with my kids home from College and plan out my next design team applications.