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Paonia, CO, United States
I have discovered that life is a roller coaster and I'm learning to enjoy the ride! I am a married mom of 4. I work part-time outside of the home and, of course, more that full time as a wife and mother! I do classes from my craft room in the basement...which is why we call it the "Craft Cave."

Monday, April 28, 2008

A little something...

Here is a fabulous "mini book in a box" I have been meaning to share with you all for quite some time!! This was created by my friend Camille Treibel. She used a box that make-up comes in. (We are both fans of the same make-up.) I think it is a very creative way to use something that would probably have ended in the refuse bin. Now it's a mini book that will be a treasure for many years to come. I love the way she incorporated the tags that come with the papers and used small scraps and stamping to accent the pages. WAY too cool! SO, moral of the story?!?... always rethink something to see if it is re-usable worthy! Look for flat surfaces that can be recovered or containers that can be covered & filled. Just a thought....
Hopefully now I'll be able to get back to blogging & creating! The camera is back and seems to be working well again. Yea!!! And now that life seems to be back on track, I can get back to my normal routines. 'Course, there's only 4 weeks left of school and then the kiddles will be out for the summer. I have more to post...I've been working on a couple mini books myself and I'm working out the projects for the April Stamp Camp, which will actually be held on May 14.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Is it STILL April?

It's hard to believe it's still April. I feel like I've lost the whole month and I'm still struggling to get back into routine. First, let me thank all of you for all the expressions of sympathy, cards, notes, flowers, food and your generous and loving support. I appreciate ALL of it! I am truly blessed to know such fabulous people in my life!

I have good news! My camera is back from Nikon and working fabulous again. Now I just need to get my butt back to the cave and get something done to post! I sent a few entries in to TAC for the new catalog due out in July. I guess we'll wait & see what happens there so I won't be posting any of that stuff till July. I participated in a couple swaps and have received those cards back and I think I'll post some of those "for your viewing pleasure."
UPDATE: Creative Escape will be ON this Friday, April 25th! Starts at 5:00 goes till midnight...come anytime, bring a snack to share and whatever project you want to work on! This is just a fun evening to get away and spend some time with the gals! Feel free to use my tools. Be sure to let me know if you plan on attending!

For now I'm going to do a shameless plug of my oldest, Rebecca, who attended Montrose HS prom last Saturday. Isn't she just a doll?

Monday, April 7, 2008

Sad news...

I regret to inform all of you that my mom passed away this past Saturday. So, as I am still in Denver making arrangements with my Dad, I will have to cancel the Stamp Camp for this week. I'll contact you when I get back to Paonia.
Thanks for your support and understanding!