Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Recipe Challenge

This week's challenge at Heart to Heart is a recipe challenge so I created this layout. I recently found an old album containing some family photos that I thought were lost forever. I was overjoyed to find this picture of my mom. She was such an amazing woman and a wonderful cook! I included her recipe for apple pie which always got rave reviews from everyone who sampled it. I used bits and pieces of cardstock from the new Olivia kit (X7128B), a retired apple stamp from Close to My Heart, some Colonial White ric-rac and white crocheted flowers from the White Daisy Medley (Z1136). It's a very simple layout, but overall I was very pleased. Now to get busy on some more of those found photos!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

H2H Challenge

For this week's Heart to Heart Challenge I am posting my newest day planner. It is actually a Close to My Heart weekly calendar kit. I decorate the front and back covers and write in the dates and use this as my day planner. I can include lots of writing in the boxes and attach appointment reminder cards, etc. on the back of the preceding page. I used the papers from the new Olivia Level 2 kit (X7128B) and images from a new stamp set called The Present (D1436). I used new ink colors in Smoothie (Z2196) and Sunset (Z2191) and new embellishments called Foundry Metal Flourishes (Z1331) and tiny pearl dots called Opaques in Mocha (Z1333). These products are not available yet, but be sure to contact me to get your new Close to My Heart Fall/Winter catalog so that you can be among the first to order!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Good Friends, Good Times

Here's another photo from the Close to My Heart convention this year. At the closing banquet I sat with my roommates Cindy Walker, Joyce Beenes, Tracey Mason and fellow Ohio consultant Valerie Villers. Friends like these gals make my day!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Convention 2010

I have just returned from the annual Close to My Heart convention held this year in beautiful Washington D.C. My dear friend and roommate, Tracey Mason won the coveted album contest. I was thrilled and proud of her. Visit her blog at in the coming weeks to see some samples from her winning entry. You won't be disappointed! Thanks to my other roomies Joyce Beenes and Cindy Walker for a terrific week. It was a blast!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Senior Pictures

I've been busy working on senior pictures with my crew. The professional ones are just too expensive so I'm trying out my photography skills. A little too much sun on this one, but we're going to keep trying. I'm bound for Washington D.C. and my annual Close to My Heart convention. Woo-hoo! Car trip with my partner in crime, Cindy! I'll have new artwork to post next week! Yeah!