Thursday, October 30, 2008

A little bit of STICKLES and a whole lot of LOVE!!
Tonight (at 6:30 pm) Emily is searching for a halloween shirt from last year that was a hand-me-down from a friend of mine that passes her kids clothes to my kids. Lol! Sometimes they treasure the oddest things! Anyhow, they are long gone and she insisted that she wears a halloween themed shirt tomorrow. So---here is what I came up with. Sophia of course jumped in on the action and is wearing a "frank" shrit.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

design team -- take 1Last Sunday we had the first Bella ART design team meet and greet. We were assigned our projects for the month of November. One is due at the end of the month and one due on November 8th. I finished my 12x12 page. {see above--:o)} Its a sneak peak! lol
Anyhow we were given the "thickers" and two pages of designer paper, and two solid bazzill cardstock. Honestly, I thought as much about the thickers as I did about sticker letters. BUT, I have to say that I now love them! They are a bit textured and some have sparkles...pretty cool. The paper I used is by Luxe Design and is called "color me". When you buy a 12x12 sheet it is black and white. I used COPIC markers to color all the trees, leaves, and acorns. VERY cool! Cut them out and added some STICKLES I also played around with some of varying picture sizes. You are able to get either 4, 6, or 9 pictures on a 4x6 photo. It really enables you to have a large quantity of pictures on a layout that you normally wouldn't be able to have. The little rust colored box at the bottom with the two leaves on it is a trifold journaling box. I was able to journal some private thoughts in it with out messing up the flow of the page.
Now--I have a question and hope you all take a minute and respond. My page is required to have a "title"--would you consider the fall-family-foliage-fun words a title?? Give me your feedback on that please! I don't want to mess up on my first submission!! I hope you all enjoy sharing this journey with me. It really is a new chapter of my "dream" and I am having a ball!

Monday, October 27, 2008

I love this cute little Penny Black Stamp. This card is machine sewn and is nice and bright and shiny! It is popped up! and has lots of dimension. As the cooler weather has been approaching this card was very spring like! I am in love with these little flat backed pearls and are using them every time I turn around lately. I hope you like this little guy too and he makes me smile!
{hugs} Kathie

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Beautiful Bella

Many of you have heard me talk of my LSS in past posts. Six months ago they suffered loss to a fire and water damage and were forced to temporarily close their store. Yesterday they had a great grand re-opening. It was so successful and I stood by and watched in awe as these two wonderful people had person after person come in with gifts, hugs, greetings, and even handmade projects to welcome them back. They (and there business) were truly missed and it was really just an indescribable thing to watch.

I am both blessed and estatic to now be employed by these two wonderful people. I have also been accepted onto my first design team. My employment part of it has begun and has been really good, my design appointment has yet to begin. I did get to meet many of my co-team members yesterday and am really looking forward to working with them. Oddly enough there is one girl who I worked with over nine years ago on the same design team as me. That is just one thing that makes you go hummmm.

If you are local....consider signing up for the Denami Class coming up on Nov. 1st & 2nd. The samples are really cool!

Hope your all well.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Contentment just 15 miles from home!!

The girls and I had a lovely day at Dame Farm today. It was so peaceful and sobering. When we first arrived we payed for our wagon ride ($24-not so sobering) and poked around a bit looking at the colorful offerings of the fall harvest. Then the four of us just sat on a picnic table, took in the views around us and waited for the wagon to arrive for about 35 minutes. The girls didn't argue, or complain or anything! It was amazing and a treat all on its own! The ride was about 25-30 minutes and it was amazing how content we all were, the variety of colors the trees had to offer was georgous! After we got back we bought some honey sticks that weren't such a hit among the girls. Also, we bought some fresh gords. They will take 9 months to dry out and will then be ready to paint and make into differnt things. (ie. birdhouses).

We then drove over the to orchard and picked apples. It is so mind boggling how quickly the kids grow. This is one event we do every year and I always use it as a measurement of how time passes. We picked just about 20 lbs. of apples. Our moment of contentment quickly came to a hault once we were back in the van and the kids began to argue!!!