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!