Saturday, August 29, 2009

Very excited about this:

I really love her music!

Newer layouts

These are layouts I did for Feelings Scrappy's Sketchapalooza 4 class. Such a great classes - if you have not taken one of these sketch classes - and if you like sketches - this is a tremendous value 20+ sketches in 4 weeks for $25.00 - plus Jayne really has some great designers!!! You really should join us the next time around. are a few pages:

Sketch by Me:

Sketch by Me:

Sketch by Tracy Kosofsky:

Sketch by Stacey Lokovik:

Sketch by me:

Sketch by Jayne Jones:

Sketch by Me:

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

School Days

So the kids have been back in school for an entire week now. Crazy! Where did the summer go?
The kids are now at three separate schools - I can't believe Connor is in junior high or that Macey is actually a junior in high school - and my baby is a 2nd grader. Time really does fly - it feels like I was just writing the back to school post for Macey entering high school just yesterday.
Steve and I were in Steamboat for the majority of their 1st week back to school and my wonderful friend Teri and her family took great care of the boys while we were gone. I felt bad being gone for such an important week - but all three seemed to handle it a-ok. Looks like it's gonna be a good year - they all seem to be enjoying it.

I too will be entering my own form of school days. I am excited to say I just started a new job as an assistant preschool teacher at a local preschool! I am really looking forward to it - what a great group of ladies I will be working with. The hours/schedule couldn't be more perfect. I guess the perfect job comes around when you let go....

I love this second graders cool shoes and backpack! He loves skulls and black and flames. Should I be worried? Nah cause he still loves to snuggle and give his mom tons of hugs and kisses.

And he's off....

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

House of Gems Contest

Looking for a Few Good Featured Artists:

Do you do a happy dance when you come across a gemstone you
don't already own?

Do you find that every conversation you have comes back to
your latest jewelry project?

Do you love to help other people on their projects by
giving tips or showing them step-by-step how to do things?

If you answered to yes to any of these questions, we may
have the perfect opportunity for you. If you answered yes to
all three, then consider this destiny.

House of Gems is looking for Featured Artists to spotlight
and promote on our website. In addition to the opportunity
to present yourself as an artist, you will also generate
traffic to your personal blog, Etsy store or social media
profile. Artists may also be given opportunities to test new
products, receive additional discounts and be the first to
be informed of new releases.

Grand Prize (1):
$1000 Shopping Spree on
Runners Up (1):
$500 Shopping Spree on
Consolation Prize (5)
$100 Shopping Spree on

Contest runs July 18th, 2009 thru August 15th, 2009

Enter formal entry form here:
and then
Contestants are to upload a maximum of 5 original jewelry
designs to the House of Gems Flickr "Featured Artists" group Any and all design
types and styles are welcome.

In addition to completing this entry form, and uploading your images to this Flickr
Group: you must share the
contest on your personal blog or website.

I hope you will join me - I entered my 5 creations - I would LOVE to win any of the mentioned prizes - bet you would too! Good luck and can't wait to see your creations.