Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Cold. Bad Cold.

I am sick. A cold has kicked my butt and I can't do much of anything besides rest and try to breathe. I know that lots of cruddy sicknesses are going around these days, so why not make a get-well card for someone you love, or even yourself? Here's my "Get Well Wishes" set from Impression Obsession. It's CL330, and is currently a best-seller. Go HERE to get your set today! It's a fun one...

Time for me to go lie back down. Take care, lovelies. See you in a couple of days, hopefully feeling much better!

Monday, January 28, 2013

The Word is: FAITH

Monday greetings to the world! Just popping in before I run out the door to share some motivation. Faith. Bravery. Let's do this!

Have a great week, everyone.

(This layout will be available in late 2013 as a rubber stamp, but if you're interested in having it as a 5x7 or 8x10 printable just email me and I will happily send it to you)...

Friday, January 25, 2013

A Butterfly Thank-You

Hey there people! Even though it's wintertime I am for some reason really loving butterflies lately. This sweet card was created by the very cute and ever-talented Daniela Dobson from Impression Obsession's fab design team, and it features designs from two of my new clear sets, just released at CHA this month: Picture Frames (CL430), which includes full-size polaroid-style frames along with some cute photo-related phrases, and Thank You (CL427), which gives you more than ten cute and creative ways to say thanks! Click on over and get yours today. They're fun and very versatile! And thanks again Daniela for another amazing card. Love the colors, the elements, and the stitching. Love love love!
Yes, indeed it is wintertime, and I have been nursing a sore scratchy throat for the past couple of days so I am going right now to put on my warmies, get myself something soothing to drink, and curl up with a good book before bed. Nighty-night!

"Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire; it is the time for home."  —Edith Sitwell

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Good Stuff...

Hello! Lots of new designs of mine were unveiled at this month's CHA convention & trade show in Anaheim. Here's just one of the new beauties. It's a clear set called SEASONS IN VERSE and I absolutely love it. You can do lots with this set! Get yours from Impression Obsession HERE. The clear set is CL429. The four images are also available individually from IO as wood stamps, which, if you're not a stamper (but you should be!), look lovely on a seasonal-themed mantel, side table, centerpiece arrangement, or other vignette. LOVE THEM.

The amazing Laura Fulcher of IO's design team made a Spring-themed card using the Spring (duh - haha!) image from this set. Check it out below, and see Laura's blog for more info. Okay, gotta run. Have a nice day!

"Live. Get out. Explore. Thrive. Challenge yourself!"  —unknown

Friday, January 18, 2013


In amongst all the new things I am working on here in the new year, I've been thinking about this blog and what I want to do with it. It's amazing to me that 2013 is my fourth year blogging. The time has flown. I do love the process of blogging, and over these past years the content of this blog has varied from the sometimes personal to the completely business aspects of my life and what I do. I will probably continue to touch on a bit of everything, but I am feeling now that I want to simplify. Not quite sure what that means exactly, but while this blog continues to change and evolve I thank you all for your interest and your support. I often don't know who I am touching with what I write here, but the very act of "putting it out there" is, I hope, making the world a little better. That's my goal, anyway.

So with that being said, here is my inspiration for today. Let's all make it a great day!

"If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely."  —Roald Dahl

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Happy New Year, cha-cha-cha!

Okay. Wowza. January is more than half over. This year is flying by already! So many new and exciting things happening around here that I don't know where to start, so for today I will just mention a couple things and I'll catch up as I go. Maybe. I'll try. Anyway...

I spent the last several days in Anaheim at the CHA (Craft & Hobby Association) big winter convention and trade show. It was amazing. Got to see so much, do so much, and I am so excited for some new opportunities that are coming my way! These new opportunities involve lots of work, but they are definitely an answer to prayers and I am very happy. More details later.

Here are some of my favorite random images from the CHA show, in no particular order...

Okay, time for me to run. Make it a good day! Hugs to all.

"Someday we will find what we are looking for, or maybe we won't. Maybe we will find something much greater than that."  —unknown

"Be you and do your own thing and work hard. The right people and things who belong in your life will come to you, and stay."  —unknown 

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

From Our House...

Happy 2013. My oh my, did 2012 go by in a whoosh, or what? Many (many, many) changes have been afoot since my last post back in October. I will share more later. Re-thinking this blog and what I will do with it in the coming year... Re-thinking lots of things, actually. But for now, I wish you all the very best. Here's a pic of my grown-up children, taken on Christmas Day - oh, how I adore them! I am counting my blessings. Love and joy to everyone, and I leave you with a few inspirational thoughts for the new year:

"Be truthful, gentle, and fearless."  —Gandhi

"Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can."  —unknown

"When life gives you more than you can stand, kneel."  —unknown