Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Needed another day...

After my long weekend, I needed just one more day to recover!  Monday's trip to Busch Gardens was fun...but it was HOT.  I think it drained the life right out of all of us!  There was a lot of laying around the house and several naps for Grace yesterday.  Tyler and Branden didn't even want to go outside yesterday to play...still TOO HOT!  I could have used another day to sleep in!  Oh well, hopefully this short week will be kind to me and I can recover over the weekend.

I have a few pictures from our Busch Gardens trip, but haven't downloaded them just yet.  Maybe tonight.

Friday, July 16, 2010


I can not even begin to express how happy I am that it is the weekend!  Seriously, I think this may have been the longest week ever.  I'm particularly excited because I have a four day weekend.  I am staying with my sister's kids Sunday through Tuesday while she and her husband are out of town, so that should be fun.  I am planning on taking all three of them to Busch Gardens on Monday (and no, not by myself...I'm not THAT crazy)! 

I'm particularly excited to have all day tomorrow for crafting.  Cards are on the agenda.  I will try to remember to take pictures...I need to get better about that.  It will be good to visit with my friend Lea and get some creative ideas out of my brain and on paper!

It's late, and I need to be well rested, so that's all I have for today.  Happy crafting everyone and I can't wait to show you what I come up with tomorrow!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Chalked Flower Card...inspired by Tresa Black

I made this card tonight after watching the Ustream video Tresa Black, another consultant, posted last week.  She taught a chalking technique that was actually pretty easy, and that is what gives the flower that 2-toned look.  All products from Close To My Heart.  Hope you enjoy!

This is the inside of the card.

Sunday, July 11, 2010


I hate Sunday nights.  The weekend is too quickly coming to an end...why do the weekends go so fast and the weeks go so slow!?!  I have this same conversation with myself every weekend.  Oh well, I guess it's time to get back to work tomorrow.  I hope I can keep myself occupied enough for the next 5 days to go buy quickly.

On a happy note, CTMH has announced that the next convention is in Aneheim, CA next July.  While this is REALLY far away from home, and will probably be pretty expensive, I really want to try to go, so I need to start planning now.  Step 1: Put in for the time off.  Step 2: Sign up for Dollars to Disney.  I guess it's a good time to really start working the business, huh?

Saturday, July 10, 2010


Boy do I feel old.  Today is my 15 year high school reunion.  I'm not going this year, but it sure does make you think about how long ago that all was...feel like just yesterday sometimes and at other times it seems like it was a whole other lifetime. 

Well, I hope everybody  has a good time...doesn't party too hard (we are getting too old for that) and that someone takes a lot of pictures!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Is the MOJO back???

Well, I'm not sure, but I was able to make a couple of cards last night and that is progress!!!  I think sometimes I get so hung up on what to use I just get to a point where I don't want to use anything!  It's crazy.  Hopefully last night's little burst of creativity will carry through to this weekend!!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Close To My Heart Updates from the 2010 Convention!!

I am so sad that I could not make it to the CTMH Convention this year, but I am so happy some of the consultants that are there have been sharing pictures and updates and I wanted to share those with you!

The first update is the release of 8 new colors!!!  They are all in the Summer collections and they are: Gypsy, Pacifica, Sunset, Cotton Candy, Lagoon, Pear, Sky & Smoothie.  Great, bright colors!!  Can't wait to see them in person!!!  Of course this will mean that some colors are retiring, so I will have to stock up on those...oh darn!

More updates to come...I don't want to spoil all the fun at one time!!! :-)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

I think I've lost my MOJO!!!

Seriously, I am in a creative funk.  I had a nice, long 3-day weekend and all I intended to do was scrap, but what I ended up doing was NOTHING.  Oh, I attempted a card or two, but I would sit there for a few minutes and then NOTHING.  So, off to the couch and the laptop I would go.  I will say I feel really well rested, I took plenty of naps!  But now I am bummed that I wasn't at all productive.  :( 

Maybe I'll have better luck next weekend???