Saturday, December 31, 2011

2012 Happy New Year!

Happy New Year Friends!!

I can't believe 2011 is already gone.  My kids are growing, learning and testing more than ever.  They are inquisitive, creative, imaginative humans that never cease to amaze me.  They are currently taking turns being the "doggy" and the owner/trainer.  I love to watch them use their imaginations in so many ways.

I am going to dig in to my creative side in the new year.  I will be following in the footsteps of my grandmother and great-grandmother....I will be selling my hand crafted items at holiday craft bazaars next fall.  I never realized I was truly soaking up what I was while watching them work....what we thought of as just being around was really helping to mold my thoughts and behaviours for the future.  Adding a little bit of confidence, practice and time has me to the point where I'm ready and willing to put myself out there.

Godspeed to all in the coming year.....

Saturday, September 3, 2011


Don't fall are NOT having hallucinations.....I used the word purge....I'm working on the kitchen that hasn't been touched in the 5 years since it's been remodeled.  The "baby" cupboard is getting a make over, since we have no more babies.  ....

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Creative Time

I had an amazing time at Naomi's Connected Hearts team meeting this morning.  I presented on the new Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.  There are so many amazing things that can be done with this cart!  I was in my "Catey is going to Kindergarten" mindset and my projects reflected that!  I made a name bracelet from a ribbon slide, a "hat" from the tab tag and a banner for "our" new K teacher!  Can you believe I don't have pics???  I should have them soon and will post as soon as I do!

Friday, July 1, 2011


Hello everyone.....

I can't believe it is already the first of July!  Where has the year gone?  My baby girl is starting kindergarten in the fall.  My baby boy got a "big boy" hair cut!  Birthdays are coming....then before we know it school starts, then Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas.  I'm not ready!

Here are some of my latest Studio J layouts....Have I mentioned that I love Studio J?  If it wasn't for this program, I would still have empty scrapbooks!


Sunday, May 22, 2011

Great Give Away

I've started following Vintage 53.  She has some amazing items.  She is doing a giveaway of a gorgeous necklace.  You've got to check her out!

Vintage 53

Life Changes

I think we all come to a point where we have to make conscious decisions to live better.  I know I'm not getting any younger!  I have two small children and one about to enter double digits.  That's a lot of energy I need to try and keep up with, not to mention, the house, husband, dog, rabbits, full-time job, consultant and friends!  Makes me tired just typing it! 

Michael and I have decided to join the grown ups and eat healthier.  We've started Nutrisystem and are working on getting up off the couch!  It's been great so far.  The first 2 weeks are down and so are our weights!  I feel better, have more energy and less stomach complaints.  I think the way we are doing it is going to help us in the long term with smaller portion sizes and making better decisions.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

It's been a while!

Hey anyone who's out there! 

Sorry to have neglected my responsibilities here....I've got a lot going on!  But, who doesn't? 

I'm SERIOUSLY considering another venture.  I love, love, love CTMH and scrapping/card making/papercrafting......but I also love, love, love bags....and organizing solutions....I tend to purchase tons of, if I could get the hang of a system and actually organize something I'd be WINNING!

Here are some pictures of things I've been up to: 

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Find Your Style - Jan SOTM

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Here is my first project for 2011~

I was pretty sure that someone on the CTMH consultant website had posted a similar card with the butterfly off the side. I can't find it to give credit, but if I do, I will!

Card size is 6.5 X 5

Stamp sets used are:
Dreams Come True D1470 & Find Your Style D1452 - January 2011 SOTM

Versa Mark, Black Embossing Powder, Vineyard Berry Ink Pad, Sweet Leaf Ink Pad, Wings B&T, Edge Distresser, Bitty Sparkles, Opaques, Green Sparkles, Sponge