Monday, November 29, 2010

Where do I begin - so much to do, so little time ..............

Well, ever told yourself that phrase?  Where has the time flown this year - as I'm sure you've said, next year will be different.  I promise that 2011 will be more productive - paper crafting and hand made books included.  Right after the first of the year, agendas will be made and kept.  Have you ever said that phrase too?

As you've read in my profile, I married my childhood sweetheart back in July, 2009.  He moved me from Michigan across country to our lovely village in the central coast region of California.  As I'm sure some of you know, combining two people's possessions, into one home, can cause upheaval and frustration, trying to figure out where to move things, what stays, what goes, etc.  That behind us now, it's time for the both of us to follow through with our plans that we've talked about for two years now.  And next year is it ........

I hope to post many, many books that I will be creating for sale in a newly opened, eco friendly children's store, utilizing AF/LF products, and some of them utilizing re-purposed materials to follow the theme for the store.  The area where I work is also rich in antique stores, and gift stores - all up and down the coast.  I will be embarking on prototypes for various styles of books, specialty albums, boxes, and other paper crafts for their stores also.

So it will be a busy year and now that I have the blog set up, I can share with everyone the joy of creating treasures with paper, and I'd love your feedback - either negative or hopefully, positive - if you see something that peaks your interest.

Well, back to the drawing board on creations for the new year.

Thank you for stopping by - make sure and hit the view all in the photo show that's playing - it will show you some of my past creations that I remembered to take pictures of before they went to their new home.

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving everyone !!

Boy, where has this year flown? I have so many mini albums, handmade books, and other papercraft ideas flying around in my head it makes my head spin ...... like a roulette wheel, waiting to land on one special one to undertake. I have several in prototype status, and hopefully will be finished soon. Pictures will follow.

Just wanted to take a moment and thank my husband, Nathan, for being my inspiration for trying new projects, lending support with nothing but encouragement, and giving me that push that I need sometimes to "just do it". I'm also thankful for my sister, my children, my dear friends here in California and back in Michigan, for being supportive in my projects, and in my dreams for the future. Without all of you, my life would be empty.

I have so, so many things to be greatful for in my life, and family, friends, good health, and a million ideas of things to do are just a few. Thank you to all. Off to finish cooking and preparing our feast for today - sure hope everyone is hungry - I cooked enough for an army !!!!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Ah, finally figured it out !!!

Well, now that I did that, I can now let everyone have access to my photos of past projects that I fortunately took pictures of before letting them go to their new homes. As we have all felt at one point in our lives, I could kick myself for not taking photos of all of them, but at least I have these for now. Having learned that painful lesson, I will be posting photos of the new projects I have been working on lately, in the near future.

I hope you all enjoy looking at the projects, half as much as I enjoyed creating them. Lots of really neat stuff in the works - I'll keep you posted.