Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Easter treat

Here I am with the little treat basket I made for the gals that came to my Easter class. You might have noticed they are all holding their baskets in the photo I used on my last post. I brought back some Hersey kisses with macadamia nuts from Hawaii and wanted to put them in a little basket to let my ladies know I was thinking of them while on vacation. These simple baskets came together in a snap. I used my new Big Shot Express for the actual basket and then got out my scallop oval punch and regular oval punch for the little chick. The egg chick is made by A Muse Artstamps. It is called Cracking Up. Love that name! And of course the Happy Easter is from A Muse too.

Make sure you check out the other Muse's blogs listed on my side bar for the extra special Woodland Creatures inspiration posts. The ladies have some really cute ideas using creatures and new paper from the A Muse team.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Back to class

Had my first class in a long time in Green Bay today and wanted to share a photo of of the fun ladies that came and made Easter cards with me. We all had a really good time chatting and stamping. I thought it would be a good idea to give away an A Muse spring green jacket to welcome Spring to our part of the world. Paula won! You see, she usually doesn't win the door prize but today she was the lucky one. Thank you Cindy, Mary Kay, Mary Ellen, Marilyn and Paula for a great class. Stay tuned for a couple samples and a couple more things I have been making lately. Happy Spring everyone!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Back to Reality

There was only one rainbow on Maui and it showed up on our first day there. Was a wonderful welcome to an island that has changed very much since we were there almost 20 years ago. Still a beautiful island to be sure but there has been much development that has happened over the years. We had enough time to drive to most parts of the island but I have to say my favorite was the mostly undeveloped west side. Lots of twists and turns and beautiful scenery around every corner. It is so hard to capture what it really looks like but these photos are my attempts to give you an idea of the different sides of Maui. Part of it is lush and green and part of it is harsh and rocky. We have had a wonderful time and are now back to reality so stay tuned for some more crafty goodness.

Sunday, March 7, 2010


We made it! Arrived on Kauai and are having a great time! This is our second trip to the island and we are enjoying every minute. Gary told me he has never seen a full rainbow so this was his first one. It was really beautiful, right outside our hotel window. I sure wish my camera had a wide enough lens so you could see the full view. It was really pretty. Could even see the purple colors. Love that purple, you know! A couple days ago we went up in a very small airplane, 6 seats and got a birdseye view of the island. It is so beautiful. All the valleys and tons of waterfalls just below us as we flew by. Was quite a sight to see. Not sure I will be doing that again as I got terribly air sick. The flight was bumpy but I am so glad I tried it. Thanks for sticking with my little blog while I am gone. Will post again when we get to Maui. Aloha!