Thursday, August 28, 2008

An Award from Kim!

Kim, over at Clearly Inspired, nominated me for this fun award! Thanks, Kim! You should check out her great blog!


It's so fun to see regular viewers on your blog . . . you start to feel like they are friends, even though you have never met them. Kim is one of those blog friends and her work is worth checking out!

So, the rules for this award are as follows:

* The winner can put the logo on her blog
* Link to the person you received your award from
* Nominate at least 7 other blogs
* Put the links of those blogs on yours
* Leave a message for the bloggers you've nominated

It's hard to pick just 7 great blogs, but I will try! In no particular order, the blogs I want to nominate are:

My Paper Haven, one of my latest blog discoveries
From The Heart, a great CTMH art gallery!
JenTapler Designs, sweet, fun creations!
Poppy Paperie, absolutely beautiful work and great project ideas!
Paper Prozac, you know you love the name and I know you'll love her creations!
My Life Dot Com, a fairly new blogger, but an extremely creative CTMH gal!
So Many Colors, So Little Time, she makes the MOST adorable cards!

Thanks again, Kim! And if you've got some time, sit back, relax and check out these great blogs! They are all so much fun! Have a great day!

Gift Bags

I made up these gift bags last night . . . one is for my niece who is turning 8 this weekend and the other one is for a gift exchange my husband is in this weekend.

My DH said he wanted an outdoorsy gift bag . . so this is what he got . . .


and this is the one for my niece . . .



I used all CTMH products with the exception of the bags, the raffia and the Prima flower. Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


I am so excited!! I knew as soon as I saw the Stamper's Sampler in my mailbox yesterday . . .

I had submitted 3 cards to them for a design challenge several months ago. If they publish one of your cards, you get the next magazine free. And, since I don't have a subscription to this magazine, I knew when I saw it in the mailbox that they must have selected one of my cards!

Here's the magazine:

and here's the card they published (on page 18). I was excited that they chose my CTMH card . . .to be honest, I can't even remember what the other cards were! LOL!!


Here's the little write up I had to do about the card . . . it's so exciting to see my name in print in a magazine that I really like! What a thrill! :-)


Okay . . . so now I'm all pumped up and I'm going to make some cards for their new challenge! I'll keep you posted!!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Fair Time

Sorry I haven't been posting anything lately . . . I've been busy getting ready for our County Fair, which started on Thursday. I was demoing CTMH stuff and I was going crazy getting stuff ready for that. Plus I started my new job on Monday and the whole shift in dealing with daycare and shuttling the kids has taken it's toll!

It's been a great week though! I'm really enjoying my new job as the Assistant Superintendent's secretary at our local school district. I'm only half time so my day goes by really fast and I barely feel like I get anything accomplished when I leave . . . just makes me work twice as hard is what it does!

Anyway, all of my scrapbooking stuff is still out at the fair because I have to work again tomorrow. Hopefully, I'll get a chance to play around with my new stamps and get some stuff posted next week!

For anyone interested in our little Clallam County Fair, here's the link We stayed at the fair until it closed last night (the kids were getting pretty pooped) but the band was so good! It was Randy Linder . . he plays Credence Clearwater Revival songs and he was REALLY GOOD! You can check him out under entertainment on the fair website above. The kids got their full share of cotton candy, games, snowcones, rides and corndogs. We also got our annual photo taken (a $5 black and white photo on an extra large button)! It is our favorite thing to do and we have buttons for the past 5 years. It's so fun to look back at the buttons and see how the boys have grown. The first one we had taken was before Joe was born. One of our funny family traditions . . our annual FAMILY PHOTO at the FAIR!

Have a great weekend and hope you get a chance to enjoy a local fair in your area . . .they really are the best!

:-) jeani

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Happy Birthday, Pardner!

I used CTMH Sarsparilla paper pack for this card and my new Cuttlebug (for the adorable horse and the embossed background). I'm pretty happy with it . . . so much so that I can't give this one away! LOL!! Enjoy!



Friday, August 1, 2008

Twilight Fans . . .

As the sequel to Twilight, New Moon and Eclipse is fast approaching . . . I wanted to post a link to our local (Port Angeles) newspaper for Sanela . . . there was a big article in there this morning about Forks and Twilight, etc.

So, for any of you Twilight fan(atic)s . . . check this out

And for everyone running out tonight at midnight to get the new book (SANELA!) . . . please leave a copy for me! We're going camping tonight and won't be home until late Sunday!

Have a great weekend!