Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Hawaii 4-0 and a great way to end our vacation!

What a great little treat I had for my 40th birthday! Hubby took me to Hawaii to get some R&R.  You forget how much you need to get away sometimes and have no schedule or not much to do except relax and have some fun. 

A little slice of heaven

After Hawaii, Steve whisked me to Vancouver so I could attend Close to My Heart's Regional Convention.  He knows that  a perfect vacation also includes a little creative and what better way to do that than getting my inky fingers going with some awesome creative inspiration.  Little did I know that I was in for some fun and unexpected recognition:

#1 Sales - US - Second Quarter 2011!

#1 Recruiting - US - 2nd Quarter 2011!

#1 Team Sales - US - Second Quarter 2011!

#1 - Most Stamps of the Month Sold - US - 2nd Quarter 2011!

My Awards!

With Sheena Searls, Stacy San Juan and Kristine Widtfeldt

With Monica Wihongi and her precious baby Maya

And then, back home to our anxious and precious kids and busy lives...seems like Hawaii is already in the long ago past and hmmm...think we need another vacation soon :)

Stay tuned! Tons of creative coming soon!


Monday, September 12, 2011

Sonoma for All Occassions...

It is really great when you have a beautiful paper pack to work with that adapts so well to so many occassions, and leave it to Close to My Heart to do just that.  Their new Sonoma Workshop on the Go is one of the two paper packs I will feature in October.  Here is the first layout we will complete together:
As you can see, I used this as a layout for me and my hubby Steve. The flowers are made with our new Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge (so very awesome!) and the layout features the colors Smokey Plum, Olive and Cocoa.  The dangling charms are part of the new accesories called Heirloom Assortment.  The alphabet used for the titles is called Bohemian Alphabet - one of my all time favorites.

The second layout was used for some of my baby pictures that I am starting to preserve to rescue them from those awful peel and stick albums from the past:

Close to My Heart also offers a fantastic Complements collection to help you maximize the use of your paper packets.  I used the Sonoma Stickease with their suggested layouts from our How-to book Magic to do just that and made the following two layouts:

As you can see, now Sonoma is transformed into a travel layout! It is also fantastic for your heritage photos such as a created for my sweet mom who passed away way too soon:

So you see, one paper pack always has ton of possibilities.  I hope you join me for my next workshop.
If you are from out of town, you can always purchase it here - workshops come with full instructions!

Sonoma Workshop on the Go
Class Date: Wednesday, October 5
7:00 p.m.
Canyon Springs Clubhouse - Boynton Beach

Email me by September 23 to order your kit!

Have a great day!