Tuesday, November 30, 2010

End of November!

I cannot believe it is the last day of the month!  Lots of snow today, which makes the trees so beautiful!  I have so much going on, didn't realize it would be this challenging to keep up on blogging too!
I have been up to quite a bit lately!  I went on a scrapbooking retreat up at Camp Shamineau in Northern MN with my friends April, Renee, Julie, Sarah, Kelly, Cheryl and Julie!  It was the first time I actually got all the projects I had planned out to work on completed during the weekend!  Very excited.

I am also currently taking 2 online classes! I get so excited about learning new stuff and well, just jump in!  I am taking a Illustrator holiday card class at and Inspiration Everywhere at   I will post my work once I start creating them!!!

Lastly, I made a few ornaments for a ornament swap this Sat.  I think they are really cute, that I am making more for my own tree!  I will post pictures on Sat. night.(That way April and Tricia will not have a spoiler since they are in the ornament swap as well!)

Have a great day!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Thank you!

Thank you all for stopping by during the "Christmas Treasures" Blog Hop!  Every blog had wonderful freebies I hope you were able to enjoy!  Thank you for all your nice comments too!  As I get more into designing in my free time I will have more freebies available so make sure you come on back!
Hope you have a great day!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Christmas Treasures Blog Hop!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog during this Christmas Treasures Blog Hop!  You probably arrived from here Jeanie's blog.  Below is a preview of my Christmas Font kit.  Be sure and stop at all the blogs for a complete kit, all the designers worked so hard to put these goodies together for you.  Grab this Christmas Font Kit by clicking the download link below the photo.
Click here to download.

Christmas Treasures Paper Preview

Christmas Treasures Elements Preview

Remember to Hop on over to SimplyJStudio blog to grab the next kit!  Have fun creating something you can treasure with all the kits you collect!  Be sure and leave some love along the way if you like what you see.  Thanks for stopping by!


I completed my Elephant doodle!  I believe Hannah would be proud!  This was created in Illustrator, concept was a drawing from my daughter Hannah!  Hope you enjoy it!

Tuesday, November 09, 2010


Do you remember or forget birthdays?  To be honest I am hit or miss with birthdays!  Not a strong suit for me!  Well, my close friend from HS celebrates her birthday Nov. 6th and traditionally I remember on Nov. 9th!  So, Happy Birthday to my friend Annie!

Monday, November 08, 2010

Crazy week!

I just realized that I have something going on each night this week after work!  Please forgive me if I'm not around much!  I'm almost done with my elephant doodle and will be posting my free "Christmas Treasures" element starting on Nov. 11th!

Along with activities or meetings this week my goal is to get pictures selected and ordered online to print out for my scrapbooking trip to Camp Shamineau!  I'm really looking forward to using some of the layouts I've created at past Stampin Up! demonstrator meetings.  It will also give my dedicated time to work on some of my design ideas!
Have a great week!

Sunday, November 07, 2010


Happy Sunday and happy to have gotten an extra hour of sleep!  Which I believe I really took advantage of!  One bonus of fall is to fall back in time, bummer is now the days are getting shorter.  So I am working on a drawing titled; "Elephant".  Inspired by the fact I love elephants and a hand drawn picture by my daughter Hannah.  Here is sneak peak!  Remember I will be a part of the Christmas Treasures Blog Hop starting Nov. 11th! (Link on the side bar)  Have a great week!

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Card Swap

Today I went to Rachel's home for a Stampin UP! demonstrator meeting!  What fun we swapped cards, shared projects and made some make and takes!  Hope you have a great day!

Wednesday, November 03, 2010


I'm in my last week of my Illustrator class!  I have been watching the videos but not doing the assignments!  I will have to get to those this week.  My plan is to start doing more of my design work in Illustrator.
Hope you have a great day!

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Fall brings such beautiful colors!  I wish they stayed around longer.  Isaiah took this picture in Oct. when we went to see Hannah in St. Paul!

Monday, November 01, 2010

Join in on the Holiday Treasures Blog Hop!  Nov. 11th - 14th!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

It is finally Halloween!  Here is the card I made this year!  Enjoy your treats!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Getting caught up....

This week I was attending the National Recreation and Parks Association Annual Conference in Minneapolis!  What a great week of education, I am pumped to go back to work on Monday to share what I learned and implement new programming ideas!

Being at the conference this past week, kept me away from my latest class I am taking, True Stories at  I plan to start the catching up process on Sunday!

I am also looking forward to my scrapbooking weekend at Camp Shamineau in Nov.  Oct. was a crazy month and I didn't get to do much designing or creating so I plan on hitting it in Nov! Don't forget to watch for the Blog Hop I will be a part of as well!  More info to come.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Girls Weekend Update

I am finally getting to my post about my Girls Weekend I had with Tricia and April!  It was actually a week, we used to take a long weekend and this year we took a week!  Here are some of my projects I worked on.  Magnets for Hannah and Randi's fridge and cards!

Thursday, October 28, 2010


Here are some more doodles I recently did.  Just wish I had time to do more!  These are not the greatest pictures but what can I expect when I do not have a great camera anymore!!  I am doing my best with what I have.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Christmas Treasures Blog Hop Coming!

I will be participating in my first blog hop in Nov!  Each blog is a classmate from the Jessica Sprague Digital Designer course I took in May.  Watch for more details soon!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Doodle Font

I've been working on a doodle font for a blog hop I am going to be a part of.  After working on it for awhile I have decided to go a different route!  Here is where I have left off.  I may finish it, I may not!

Monday, October 25, 2010

True Stories at

Today I am starting a new class over at  True Stories!  It's all about writing!  I could use the help.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Certified Digital Designer!

I'm super excited I got both my Certified Digital Designer Certificate and Blinkie for my blog!  Woo Hoo!  To be honest I really need to figure out how to get the blinkie on here and start blogging daily.  See you soon!

Monday, September 27, 2010

I have so many things swimming in my head that I want to share!  Plus I am trying to get my crafting stuff packed for girls weekend!  It has actually turned into almost a week!  I'm super excited to go, so many different projects to work on!  One will be to finish an album I started last Dec. 09.  Journal your Christmas class online.  There was a daily prompt and I had a blast!  Here is a page!  Keep in mind I was just figuring out how to use photoshop and My Digital Studio by Stampin Up!  Looking back at my pages I would do them differently now but that is the beauty of a learning curve!  I can keep improving!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

First Digital Kit Preview!

So I took an online class recently.  Art of Digital Design by Jessica Sprague.  I've passed the written photoshop exam and received a fabulous critique on my mini digital scrapbooking kit!
Here is my preview!

Saturday, September 25, 2010


I just love to doodle and haven't done it for so lone!  I've made an effort lately to doodle on a regular basis with the intent of adding them to my digital scrapbook pages!  I'm rather excited about it. Here are a few examples!


Updated and working on my signature line and post divider.  Wondering if they made it in!
Today is a "big day" for me!  I am starting this blog, it has taken me so long to get this up and going.  I have been working on a lot of projects and realized I am to the point that I am ready to share!  Here we go, hope whoever checks this out enjoys!