Monthly Archives: January 2008

  • 23

    thank you all…

    i just wanted to once again thank all of you for helping out "a place to bark".  the contest has officially ended and bernie came in 5th which wasn’t enough to win the additional grant, but she has still raised an incredible amount of money and awareness for her cause.  you can check out how Continue Reading

  • 31

    it’s so close!

    seriously – we are down to the wire here!  and it is neck and neck for the top 4 causes to win the extra grant money.  i know there are lots of great causes out there, but this one "a place to bark" is very important to me.  i’ve said it many times and this Continue Reading

  • 15

    this is it…

    i’ve posted several times about a cause i think is so amazing – "a place to bark".  there is a contest going on to provide additional grant money and you can help!  if you haven’t taken the time to donate – PLEASE DO IT TODAY!  the contest ends tomorrow at 3pmEST.  many of you have Continue Reading

  • 49

    what’s new…

    it’s always exciting when the new products i’ve been designing start showing up.  i’ve been busy working on new samples for the booths for CHA.  crazy stuff!  i’ve been able to start using some of my new stamp images – i think you’re going to like them!   looking forward to a couple of weeks home Continue Reading

  • 51

    headed home…

    i’m heading home after a week in new jersey at ranger.  i spent the week working on sample boards for our CHA booth with my friend robin (who also happens to be the director of education at ranger).  we worked about 16 hours a day for the last 5 days – lots of time, lots Continue Reading

  • 27

    we can do it…

    thank you to so many of you who have donated to help out "a place to bark".  i know we can all come together and win this for bernie and her animals.  if you haven’t taken the time to check out the post, please do.  we’re only 2 weeks away from the deadline – remember Continue Reading

  • 175

    january technique challenge…

    "january technique challenge" – tim holtz(c) 2008supplies: non-stick craft sheet, distress inks: faded jeans, broken china, vintage photo, walnut stain, black soot, ink blending tool, clear embossing powder, heat tool (ranger); paper distresser, scratcher tool (tonic studios); craft iron (clover); stamps (stampers anonymous); #8 tags (office supply store) step 1: ink stamp with a lighter Continue Reading

  • 81

    paying it forward…

    i’ve decided to pay it forward and give up something i’ve been keeping for myself.  it’s this distressed canvas mosaic.  it’s an art piece composed of (9) individual 4×4 chunky canvas squares.  you can hang these on a wall with or without spaces in between them as these are not connected or you can stack Continue Reading

  • 230

    be happy everyday…

    sorry it’s been a while since i’ve blogged.  i’ve been out of town for my birthday!  yep, i make it a point every year to spend my birthday at the happiest place on earth (for me anyways) – Disneyland!  i always have such a great time there, i never get tired of it, and it Continue Reading

  • 108

    rainy days….

    the weather here is so wonderful!  i love thunderstorms, it’s a great time to be creative – for me anyways.  it’s the sound of the raindrops hitting the ground, the cloudy skies, the cool air, a great reason to stay indoors and lock myself in my studio.  we are getting this major storm from california Continue Reading