Tuesday, May 31, 2011

All Conference Goalie

Dalton had an amazing year in goal. He was 5th in state in our division and #1 in the playoff standings. While he may drive some folks nuts running out of the box, he is alot of fun to watch!!

Newsprint Rub-Ons Video

Find out what makes Newsprint rub-ons so easy to apply and fun to use, and then watch as we show you how to create stunning artwork using these rub-ons!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Woodinville Lacrosse Division II Champions!!

It was a gorgeous day at Memorial Stadium where Woodinville Lacrosse played Sammamish lacrosse. Both teams were undefeated this season and I was really nervous, actually sick to my stomach, about the match up. As the boys were making their way down to the locker room there was a "lady" behind me who said to those around her, "should we boo?"!!! I was shocked and turned around and said, "Please don't!". Needless to say, Duke came back alittle later and told me we would have to move. I asked why and he said he could tell I was alittle "agitated". Me? Agitated?! Fine, we moved with my lax friends.
The game started and a bunch of Dalton's friends from school joined us. It was so sweet that the kids came downtown during Folk Life Festival to watch Dalton play. We cheered, screamed (or was that just me?), and jumped up & down watching the game.
Half time came with the score 6-5. We were ahead but not enough. The boys were calm, effective and played their game. The defense was amazing!! They can make or break Dalton's job. And what a job he did. Sammamish took 21 shots on goal & Dalton stopped 14. Whew!
Game ended Woodinville 10 Sammamish 7
Now we head into football tomorrow....

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Studio J: How To Personalize Your Layouts

Watch this Studio J video to learn how to personalize your layouts using Studio J. Close To My Heart is doing a series of these videos to help you learn more about Studio J. Schedule a Studio J Workshop with me to learn even more AND earn FREE goodies!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Are you feeling Lucky today?!

Lucky Workshop on the Go
I love this paper packet. It is perfect for masculine pictures and since my household is 2/3 male, this works for me. This also is great for outdoor pics, Boy Scouts, sports and yes, even feminine pics will work.
Not into scrapbooking? How about using this paper for wonderful cards? I love the flexibility of the Background & Texture Duos. Having both sides of the paper printed on is more "bang for your buck".

Friday, May 20, 2011

Dear God....

Dear  GOD:

I want to thank You for what you have already done.

I am not going to wait until I see results or receive rewards;

I am thanking you right now.

I am not going to wait until I feel better or things look better;

I am thanking you right now.

I am not going to wait until people say they are sorry or until they stop talking about

I am thanking you right now.

I am not going to wait until the pain in my body disappears;

I am thanking you right now.

I am not going to wait until my financial situation improves;

I am going to thank you right now.

I am not going to wait until the children are asleep and the house is quiet;

I am going to thank you right now.

I am not going to wait until I get promoted at work or until I get the job;

I am going to thank you right now.

I am not going to wait until I understand every experience in my life that has caused me
pain or grief;

I am thanking you right now.

I am not going to wait until the journey gets easier or the challenges are removed;

I am thanking you right now.

I am thanking you because I am alive.

I am thanking you because I made it through the day's difficulties.

I am thanking you because I have walked around the obstacles.

I am thanking you because I have the ability and the opportunity to do more and do

I'm thanking you because, Father, YOU haven't given up on me.

[forwarded by Johanna Boman

Thursday, May 19, 2011

My Creations Display Album

Front Cover

Page 1 Using Dreams Come True stamp set

Page 2 Fill In The Blank stamp set

Page 3 Fill In The Blank stamp set

Page 4 Fill In The Blank stamp set

Page 5 Fill In The Blank stamp set, Kraft Borders

Page 6 Bohemian Font set, Mayberry WOTG

Page 7 Fill In The Blank stamp set

Page 8 Mayberry WOTG

Page 9

Page 10 Fill In The Blank stamp set

Page 11 Dreams Come True stamp set

Page 12 Fill In The Blank stamp set
I taught this class earlier this month. Using the CTMH Display Album and the Mayberry Workshop On The Go kit. As you can tell I LOVE the stamp set Fill In The Blank. This set of 39 stamps is sooo versatile. The images are just outlines that you stamp on whatever paper you want. You can use B/T paper, Cardstock or a combination. Also there are tiny, little words include that you can wallpaper onto your image.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Join Me at Convention!!

Studio J Boot Camp Layout with my "peeps"
Do you love sunshine? Are you craving some inspiration in your stamping & scrapbooking? I know how you can get both...join my team and come with me to California to the Close To My Heart Convention!! This year we will be at the Happiest Place on earth, Disneyland. 3 jammed, packed days of creativity, chocolate, hands on classes, chocolate, business classes, and more chocolate. Convention is a highlight every year for Consultants and you can join me by going to my website & signing up. This month you can sign up for 1/2 price of only $64.50! This amazing deal will allow you to come with me to Convention and receive over $300.00 in products.Whether to make this a business, or for the great discount I hope that you will take advantage of this opportunity, which ends at the end of the month!!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Woodinville Lacrosse has the Perfect Season

Dalton is the Keeper
Woodinville Falcons Lacrosse has had the perfect season this year with a 12-0 record. What is truely amazing is that this is only the 2nd year for the club. Originally we were apart of Northshore Lacrosse but when the club got too big they split it down school boundry lines. When this happened I think alot of us were like "The best players are on the other team." Man, were we wrong. This young team has worked hard together since February with alot of the guys working out in the off season to get stronger. It's amazing to see this team, that just last year had a record of very few wins, play so well together.
Friday May 13th we play in our 1st playoff game at Woodinville High School, 7pm. I'll let you know how it goes.
This layout was done at Studio J Boot Camp. I learned so many amazing things I'd love to share with you. Leave me a comment and I'll get back to you.

Monday, May 9, 2011

New Week, New Ideas

Are you like me and always searching for new ideas to use in creating cards or scrapbook pages? I love to check out artwork by really creative ladies and "scrap-lift" the idea & then tweek it to make it more me. But really, CTMH has the best resources and I do use them alot. I hope that you will be inspired to visit my blog & CTMH website for continually fresh ideas for your stamping/scrapbooking needs.
Did you know that May is National Scrapbooking Month?
It is and CTMH is offering the BEST kit for you. In the month of May when you purchase $50. in product you can purchase this fabulous kit for only $15. Want an even better deal? Sign up to join my team & CTMH to receive this kit FREE!! Go to http://lisacombs.myctmh.com and sign up for 1/2 price ($64.50). You will receive your choose of 3 bundles valued at over $250. and the You & Me kit.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Here we go.....

I'm jumping into the deep end of the pool and starting a blog. I'm not sure that anyone will read it but after coming home from Studio J Boot Camp, with Close To My Heart, I felt like this was the next step in my journey with the company.
I have been with Close To My Heart for 15 years. I joined the company for the discount and fell in love with the products, the opportunities, and the people I have met. So many years later I'm still here stamping & scrapbooking, teaching classes and loving every minute of it.
I am committed to keeping up with this blog where I can share more than I can with my Close To My Heart website where you can online shop. As I learn all about the blogging world I ask that you be patient and can laugh along with me through my many (I'm sure there will be) mistakes.
I will post art work and other "stuff" just for the fun of it.
Please join me on my journey and as Betty Davis would say..."Hang on! It's going to be a bumpy ride!".