Wednesday, October 28, 2009

This weeks listing....

The listings this week will signal the end of my Halloween layouts for this year. I must say that I have had fun dressing my little bears in various costumes and I think that this weeks listing is my all time favorite! My youngest, Alexis, is going as Sponge Bob Squarepants and so I fashioned the costume after hers! I will, however, have to add a sweat suit, jeans, and a long sleeve shirt to her costume. As you can see in my earlier post we will have tons of snow on the ground for their trick or treating this year. I am also having fun with the Disney rides. This week I did the Dumbo ride. :) Hope everyone has a great rest of the week!

Let it snow........

Well we are in the middle of a winter storm..... What does that mean for us? 10 to 20 inches of snow! We might actually get more, we were at 10 inches by 6pm this afternoon. We are expecting another round of snow tonight through the afternoon tomorrow that should double what we already have on the ground! The children got a snow day and may have one more tomorrow. We live in Colorado so snow days are NOT a norm - snow is, days off not so much. Even the snow delays are only an hour. So that they even got a snow day was a surprise.... When I woke my daughter Cat this morning to tell her that they had a snow day she told me, "Is that a school snow day or a mom snow day?". Okay being from Hawaii, one inch should constitute a snow day and I HATE to drive in it so I give them way more snow days then the school district does. :) Here are a couple of pictures that I took today and will take more tomorrow to show how much more we got.

Can you even see Tyler's car in this picture? I took it from my office window. :)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

This weeks listings

I am so lucky to have gotten these layouts done this week! The kids are off on Fall break and so Brian also decided to take this week off as well... It is really nice having the whole family home but it is also hard to get things done. They did spend a good deal of time out, but I had a hard time not going with them.

I tried to do a little different layout with Disney this week. One of their most photographed rides, the tea cups! I love the way it came out but I am not sure I will be doing this one again, there are SO many little pieces to this one...
Hope you have a wonderful rest of the week!!!!

Friday, October 16, 2009

The Pixie Cottage stamps

A few days back, I announced that I was going to be one of the new illustrators at The Pixie Cottage. What an exciting new adventure. This morning, I got a note from Jan of Scrappy Jan Designs letting me know that she has used one of my stamps and to view her card! She did such gorgeous job! Jan really has a way of putting papers and colors together like no one I know! Here is a link to her blog:

Also this morning, I get an email from Michelle of The Pixie Cottage letting me know that she has announced me as one of her new illustrators and a sneak peek of some of my new designs that she will be releasing!
Here is a link to The Pixie Cottage blog:

The stamps will be available for preorder at the end of this month with stamps arriving at the end of November at Michelle's Scrapbooking and More......

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Wednesdays sneak peek

This has been a very busy week but I am happy to say I was able to get up the sneak peek before listing on ebay tonight. Alexis has been home due to fall break. We all know that with a little one home, not too much gets done. :) Gotta love a little one that has got to show you her drawings as she adds something new to it. I did manage to convince her (after day two) to put them all into a binder and that we would look them over as she finished a page.

Well, here are the listings for this week.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Want to win a copy of my paper piecing CD?

I am very excited to be working with Sarah of A THRIFY MOM on the this give away!!! All you need to do for a chance to win is visit her blog and leave a comment on which of my paper piecing is your favorite! :)
The winner will receive:

One complete paper piecing animal – of your choice from the animal patterns offered in this CD, and a LIMITED EDITION COMPILATION CD of my Paper Piecing Patterns volumes 1 & 2. Product value $49.99 CD + $9.99 Piecing = $59.98. In this CD you will find 22 of my very own PAPER PIECING PATTERNS – JUNGLE ANIMALS, FARM ANIMALS, DINOSAURS, MYTHICAL CREATURES, BUGS, and a PEACOCK!!!! In this CD I will teach you, step by step – with photos, how to put one these piecings together. You will find tips on every pattern page for that specific piecing. I will also show you techniques such as chalk and ink shading and when it is best to use one technique versus another. Also in this CD, you will find:~ Basic paper piecing directions~ An explanation on how to make the best use of the pattern~ A list of my favorite piecing supplies~ Tips and Tricks for paper piecing~ Full size pictures of the animals piecings for ~ ELEPHANT~ GIRAFFE ~ HORSE ~ LION ~ PIG ~ ROOSTER ~ TIGER ~ ZEBRA ~ MONKEY ~ COW ~ TREX~ BRONTOSAURUS~ STEGOSAURUS~ PTERODACTYL~ TRICERATOPS~ DRAGON~ PEGASUS~ UNICORN~ LADYBUG~ BEE~ PEACOCK~

Just click on this link for your chance to win! "A THRIFTY MOM"

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Mom, this ones for you. :)

Here are a couple of pictures from Tyler's Homecoming Dance. A few of his friends planned a pot luck before the dance at one of the boy's homes. They had a great time and you can tell by the smile on Tyler's face surrounded by all those pretty girls....

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Sneak Peek - Tonights Listings

Finally able to get my layouts here for an actual sneak peek this week before listing on ebay tonight. :)

I, once again, had a great time making up Halloween layouts. My favorite this week would have to be the witch frog. I love the colors and the little bear in his/her frog halloween costume! I also did some separate Halloween costume piecings of my favorite bear costumes. I know that I am WAY early to be doing snow layouts, but we are expecting our second snow of the season this Saturday - I live in Colorado - so I just couldn't resist doing at least one snow layout. :)

Saturday, October 3, 2009

I AM SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!

Awhile back my friend Michelle, of "The Pixie Cottage" & BTDL, put out a call to our group asking if anyone was interested in submitting designs for her new line stamp line. I was very excited... But with the trip to Vegas coming up, I ran out of time to submit a drawing. Well the last call she put out I was NOT going to miss my chance to submit my drawings. I am thrilled to say that she has chosen a few of my designs to press into stamps!!!! The first one "Over the Moon" is currently on preorder in her store with stamps due to arrive the end of October! Please head on over to "The Pixie Cottage" at MICHELLE'S SCRAPBOOKING AND MORE, to view her wonderful new line of stamps!

Friday, October 2, 2009

This weeks listings

Am I ever going to be able to get back on schedule! :) I really do want to be able to give you a sneak peek BEFORE I list the layouts. Most weeks now, I am rushing to get the listing done and posted. Hopefully with the change of seasons, I will have more time indoors and more time to get things done timely, well....... all I can do is hope. :)