Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Here is a card I created for my husband's son & daughter-in-law who are expecting there first child.
This was my first attempt at making a onesie card & it was a lot of fun. My congratulations is a little crooked though, have to be more careful next time. I think it came out pretty good though & is perfect for this weeks challenge.

Male & Female Northern Flicker

I was taking pictures of the male woodpecker ( the males are usually prettier) when the female flew in & joined her mate. I took quite a few photographs of them. I was so excited when I got them both on the same branch. It was my picture of the day!

Northern Flicker

This is a photograph I took the other day from our kitchen window. We have a feeder in our little tree out front and I spotted this male woodpecker which is called a "Northern Flicker". I watched him for quite a while.

Monday, February 28, 2011


Here are a few cards using our new paper packet Sophia

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Inspiration Journal

This Journal is for a class I am taking. It is created with the "Wings " level 2 paper packet & stickease.

Closeup of flower

4x4 Cards

Here is a couple of cards I created using our new paper packet "Sweetheart".

4x4 Cards

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Coyotes wake us at 4am

Coyotes woke us up this morning at 4am howling & whining.

This picture is not of the coyote from this morning. This is a picture of a coyote at cherry creek state park which is about 10 minutes from home. The ones we see at home look just like this one. Well fed!

Our back yard backs up to Quincy Reservoir, in fact our chain link fence belongs to the city. We see lots of wildlife out here from our windows & our new deck, especially in the winter time. We see & hear coyotes all year long but not like we do in the winter. I love winter! I have been trying to get a good photograph of them for years and the ones I have taken were blurry or two far away. I usually only see one coyote which is usually morning or around sunset. I have a great view of the reservoir from my craft room so lots of times I sit at my desk and look through my binoculars. Last winter I was watching for them and spotted a pack of coyotes on the ice (I call them the 6-pack) I was so excited! I also videotaped them which was pretty far away still but you could see & hear them. Of course then I was hooked & watched for them every evening and actually saw them quite often but I only saw five after that. My dog Rusty always lets me know when they are around. As soon as he hears them he goes crazy.
Last year we were watching my next door neighbors chihuahua for a while and I let them outside when I got up (like I always do) went in the bathroom & I heard all this barking so I looked out the bedroom window and to my surprise there were TWO coyotes right outside our fence looking at chico (chihuahua) like he was breakfast. I wanted to grab my camera but seeing them so close scared me so I banged on the window & yelled at them and they took off. They can jump a 6 foot fence if they really want too.
I'm looking forward to lots more coyote adventures, so stay tuned!


I posted the artwork from the new spring/summer idea book using our newest paper packets. I thought I would now post MY artwork using the new paper packets. Here is my artwork so far:

Wings Level 1: Pitcure Perfect

Sophia: Birthday Girl

I hope you enjoy my new artwork and stay tuned for more to come.

Close To My Heart's New Spring/Summer Idea Book

Hello everyone,
Close To My Heart's new spring/summer idea book is now available online!
Here are some pictures of the artwork in the idea book using our new paper packets:








WINGS (My favorite)

You can see all these wonderful new paper packets & much more in our new spring/summer idea book now online (check out my website) or contact me to get your copy.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Friend Card

This card is made with Close To My Hearts new paper packet called "wings" I love this paper packet! Also the January stamp of the month "Find your style" which I love love love!

I love you card

Here is another card created with "Wings" and the January stamp of the month "find your style"

Friday, January 21, 2011


This month the Close To My Heart H2H challenge is "from your heart to ours" it is all about organization.
I love my scraproom and I love to spend time trying to keep it organized, so when I read the H2H challenge this month I decided it was time to share my space with all of you. I have been organizing my room for awhile now, I'm sure as you all know it is a never ending job. I love using the white storage cubes and started storing all my non Close To My Heart scrapbooking supplies in the larger cubes. Here is a picture of the first ones I got quite awhile ago, they are bigger and sturdier than the ones I get now. You'll see my new Tv my hubby just bought me (HD) so I can watch my favorite channel GAC while I work. On top is also my stereo and my Anne Geddes Butterfly babies and My build-a-bears. My theme is "Babies, Butterflies and bears".

Here is my favorite picture! I'm sure you can guess why! My love (Rusty) loves to come in and keep me company when I am in my room. Usually he barks any time I get the camera out but I got lucky this time.

Here are a couple pictures of the other wall which is where my table is. I store my supplies I use most. I LOVE my Close To My Heart tower which holds my ink pads and markers.

This picture is what you see as you are looking at the doorway. Hanging on my door is a big canvas of my great niece which I took when she was about 9 months old. I have this paper storage rack I purchased at Hobby Lobby for 40% off which I will be filling soon.

This picture is of my closet. When my son had this room he never did have a closet door. I thought about putting one in but as I kept expanding I find it works better without a door. I actually started with just these 2 cabinets that you see underneath the storage cubes(from target I think) then I discovered the wonderful world of Close To My heart! All the storage cubes contain mostly Close To My Heart supplies.

In my two file drawers I keep all my older Level 1 & 2 paper packets

Thank-you for letting me share my favorite space with you. I hope you enjoyed it! I am pretty new at this blogging thing so I hope you will bare with me as I try and keep up with all these blogger pros.
I hope you will check out all the other wonderful blogs as they share there creative spaces. Can't wait to see yours!
I will be adding one more photo of my room of my desk area and the wonderful view as soon as I finish organizing it.