Sunday, November 30, 2008

My friend Rhonda nominated me for my first award! Wasn't that sweet? I am so honored to receive it and am happy to pass it along to some of my favorite blogs. Here are the rules:

~The winner may put the logo on their blog
~Put a link to the person who sent you the award
~Nominate 5 blogs
~Put links to their blogs
~Leave a message for your nominees

The blogs I want to nominate are:

1. Lyndsay
2. Geeta
3. Tracy
4. Heidi
5. Jane

Congratulations to all these gals. Visit their blogs for some creative and inspiring ideas. Thanks again to Rhonda for nominating me!!!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Gift tags

Anyone who knows me, knows I love making gift tags! It is always a lot of fun to make these little gems. My friend Renate came over Sunday through Tuesday and we had one of our yearly marathon gift tag sessions. We came up with all the designs of these gift tags and then proceeded to make at least 40 of each one. We had a blast! My DH cooks dinner for us each night so we just sit in my craft area and create. Isn't he a peach? I have to admit that we did have to make a run to the craft store to find some ribbon this year but it was worth it. We found the perfect ribbon for the stocking tag which, of course, you can't see because I cut the top of the photo off.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Hope everyone reading my blog has a wonderful Thanksgiving. I have so much to be thankful for and you all are a part of it.

My husband and I will have most of my family over for the big feed this year, except our beautiful daughter. We will miss her but she will be in our thoughts and will be home for Christmas for the first time in 5 years. Can't wait!!! We will have a houseful of laughter and fun and hopefully, the stuffing won't explode in the microwave. Happy Thanksgiving to you all.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Rhonda's birthday!

Happy Birthday to my friend Rhonda! Hope you have laugh filled day!

Friday, November 21, 2008

First Class

Well, I had my first A Muse class! Claire and Chris were there and as you can see, we had a really fun time. They were so understanding of all my faux pas and didn't make fun of me once. Thank you so much for coming gals and hope to see you again soon. Next time I promise that I won't wreck one of your cards Claire!!!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Last chance!

Last chance to sign up for my class tomorrow! We are going to make this card and have a lot of fun. The Stamp Shoppe in Schofield/Wausau, WI is the place to be from 10:30 - 12:30. We will make 5 fun cards and drive Heidi and Jo Ann crazy with all the chatter.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Packers Win!

Hooray! The Packers beat the dreaded Bears! It has been a loooong time since we have beaten them at Lambeau Field. Life is good...

Hey, don't forget to sign up for one of my calendar classes. I have 3 of them scheduled. Two at The Stamp Shoppe in Schofield/Wausau WI and one at Endless Creations in Green Bay, WI. Check my class list on the left for the dates and times. You won't regret it!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Good to be back!

Where does the time go? Seems like I just got back from Seattle and here it is the 14th already. I did manage to get caught up at work and get my calendar class put together. I guess that is a lot!!! Anyway, here is a sneak peek at what is in store for you if you come to my class. I have 3 scheduled, two at the Stamp Shoppe in Schofield/Wausau, WI and one at Endless Creations in Green Bay, WI. Check my class schedule in the left hand border for times.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Copic Class

Can you stand one more photo of our great weekend? This photo was taken at Marianne's Copic marker class. I learned so much from this class and can't wait to share the information with my new students. Everyone there was having fun coloring and learning about the airbrush system. The whole weekend was a memory to cherish forever spent with people who are creative and friendly. Can't wait to continue this great adventure...

Sunday, November 9, 2008


The "fab four"!!! Kamila, Liz, Michelle M, and me in our new tee's!

Are you still with me? We are having a great time here in Seattle at the A Muse Instructor training weekend. They are keeping us really busy with seminars and of course, A Muse shopping. How can you be surrounded by everything A Muse and not buy something? Anyway, here is a photo of Tisha, Jen D, Katie, Tracy and Lyndsay. The whole A Muse Creative Team is just as nice as you think they are!!!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Cupcake Social

Wow! Lookie, lookie! The cupcake social was tonight at the new A Muse store. There were lots of customers to greet, make and takes to make and, of course, cupcakes to eat. Had a great time talking to everyone and looking around the new A Muse digs. The new store was absolutely beautiful. Congratulations and thank you to everyone at A Muse for a really fun evening!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

My Class List

Announcing my first class list! Come if you can!

The Stamp Shoppe - Wausau, WI

11/21 - Winter fun - 5 fun winter cards 10:30 - 12:30
12/2 - Calendar - Make a desktop calendar for you or for a friend 5:30 - 8:00
12/4 - Calendar - Make a desktop calendar for you or for a friend 10:30 - 1:00

Endless Creations - Green Bay, WI

12/1 - Winter fun - 5 fun winter cards 6:00 - 8:00
12/8 - Calendar - 6:00 - 8:00

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Simple project

Look at what I made for a teacher gift! It is a little post-it notepad. This was a really simple and fast thing to make for the teachers of my friend's children. They were bugging me for a homemade thing to give out for the holidays and I answered the call. Used a Zutter for the first time and am just loving it. So easy, even I only needed someone to show me once. Yes!

After I get back from my training weekend I am going to start posting recipes. Just don't have the time this week. Have a great weekend all, "see" you when I get back!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Goin' Crazy

It has been a crazy last few days at my house. Trying to get everything finished on my list as the list itself grows and grows is so exciting and draining. One of the things on the list was to make a few card samples for my LSS using the retro rectangle. Looked for help from my A Muse Creative Team members and they came through big time. A big "thank you" to them! So this is one of the cards I ended up with. Now I am off to get back at the list because I just got a phone call about something else I need to do. Yikes!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

New A Muse store is open!

The new A muse store is finally open! Check all the great photos on the A Muse news blog. It looks just beautiful. My DH took this photo of me outside the new store when we visited Seattle in September. It looks oh so different now. Nice job to Linda and her husband and crew. Can't wait to get over there next weekend and see it for myself! While I was in Seattle I was lucky enough to meet Rhonda. We talked and talked like we had known each other for years. She is so sweet and I can't wait to see her again. It was a great visit! Happy weekend everyone.