Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Here we are getting our Christmas tree.  Burrrrrrr it was cold, but at least it was dry!
Here is another sign I had in my store.  I am officially closed through Christmas.  I'm going to finally try and relax and enjoy the holidays.  Looking forward to some reading, baking and time with the family.  Hope you are having a wonderful holiday season!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Christmas Signs

I've been away for awhile.  November is an extremely busy month for me.  My Etsy store has been very busy.  I've been making lots of holiday signs.  Here are a few:
Hope you are enjoying the holidays! (=

Friday, November 1, 2013

Unity FWF, Halloween and Grimm...

Always love looking at all the fun creations over on the Untiy blog.  I've been a big fan of Unity for quite some time.  They have some great stamps for Mixed media creations.  Today I'm posting a fun piece I made...
Here are some pictures from another great Halloween. 
(My son is too old for dressing up and trick or treating and I wasn't able to get a picture of him)

And check out Grimm tonight.  Here is a picture of my daughter from a commercial they have airing for tonight's episode. 

Friday, October 18, 2013

Unity mixed media and some Grimm

Here is another fun wood block I made using fun stamps from Unity Stamp co.  The stamp reads: DO Small things with great LOVE.  Here is a link if you'd like to join in with Unity FWF this week:
Also , on another fun note.  NBC just released First Look: Grimm season 3.  It's starting on Friday October 25th.  Here is a screen shot of my daughter (on the right).  Very proud of her. 
Here is a link to the sneak peek:

Friday, October 4, 2013

Choose Joy

Hi.  Thanks for stopping by.  I made a fun little mixed media wood block.  I used the Stephanie Ackerman stamp from Unity "Choose Joy".  I also used paints, texture magic, stencils...
I'm linking up with Unity FWF.  If you'd like to link up or just check out the fun projects go here:

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Halloween signs

It's October!  I've been working on some fun Halloween signs...
Looking forward to seeing them on our local morning show AM Northwest! 

Monday, September 23, 2013

Do small things with great LOVE

Playing along with the Unity tag challenge .
This tag is approx. 6" x 3".  It was made using a Stephanie Ackerman sentiment stamp from Unity.  The heart was from a past Unity KOM. 

Thanks for stopping by! (=  Have a great week!!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Unity FWF

I love inspirational words.  That's part of the reason I got started with my sign business.  I have lots of wood around the house.  Here I made this wood sign using stamps, paints, stencils... The sentiments are from a Unity set called Empowered words. 

Thanks for stopping by. 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Eat, Drink and be Scary

It's almost Fall and Halloween will be here before we know it.  I've been working on some Halloween signs recently for my shop.   Here is one of them. 

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Back to School

Well the kids started back to school today.  It's going to take some time adjusting to this new schedule.  We slip into summer mode very easy and it's rough going back to those early mornings.  Looks like more coffee for me! (=  Here are some pics of the first day back...
                                 Delaney going into 2nd grade:
                                Cambria going into 5th grade:
   And I can hardly believe Chase will be a Freshman this year!!! Yes, High School!!! So hard to believe!!! They grow up SO FAST!!!          
Looking forward to another great year!!!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Simple Thank you

Here is a recent Thank you card I made.  I have a little obsession with paper, but I haven't found a lot of time for card making lately.  I need to use some of it up! (=   The paper used for this card is "My Minds Eye".  Here is a simple thanks...

Monday, August 19, 2013

Nothing is impossible

I am continuing to add new signs to my store.  Really love inspirational sayings so this was perfect!
I used a walnut stain for the background and antique white lettering.
Have a great week!

Friday, August 2, 2013

You are filled with Possibilities

I received some new stamps this week from Unity Stamp Co.  I really like these new stamps by Stephanie Ackerman.   I used ...YOU are FILLED and made a canvas.  It's an 8" x 10" canvas.   I used paints pens, stencils, stamps... 
I'm linking up to Unity FWF.  Head on over to there blog to see more inspiration. 

Monday, July 29, 2013

What makes you happy...

I'm adding a few more new signs to my store this week.  I really like this one!   It says " Do more of what Makes You HAPPY".
Oh, and by the way my daughter Delaney's Fred Meyer commercial just started airing.  I'll post a  link if you'd like to see it.  She is in the teal shirt.  Running off the bus, running with a group, peaking around the lockers and then waving in the last shot. 

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Multnomah Falls

Took the kids to Multnomah Falls over the weekend.  We hiked to the top of the falls!  Here is a picture I took.  One of many! (=  
I'm loving the new Rhonna  Design app on my iphone!!!  I love playing with my pics!!!

Friday, July 19, 2013


Here is a fun little block of wood that I painted.  I started by covering the wood with gesso.  I used a mix of paints, pens, stamps...  The girl is an older Suzi Blu stamp from Unity.  I used a couple Christy Tomlinson background stamps and an older Unity KOM for the sentiment, sun and flowers.
Thanks for looking. 
If  you'd like to check out other Unity creations go here.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Flip Flops

Just added this new coral color to my paint collection! (=  Here is a GREAT summer sign!
I definitely LOVE my flip flops!!! (=

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

You are my Sunshine

Here is another new sign just added to my Etsy store.
Summer is here and so is the sunshine!  We've been having hot weather!!  Maybe that's what inspired this sign! (= 

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Made this fun 7" x 7" wood sign. 
It is stamped with one of my favorite quotes:
You are braver than you believe
Stronger than you seem
Smarter than you think
And loved more than you know.

Monday, June 10, 2013

You are my Sunshine

Here is a cute new little sign in my shop and a sweet picture I took of my daughter this weekend! (=

Friday, June 7, 2013


I've been continuing to add new signs to my store.  I've been loving all the dandelion images I've seen lately.  This sign was made using a walnut stain for the background, a dandelion image and the word Wish... 

Happy Friday!!! (=

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Happy Birthday!!!

Happy Birthday to my sweet girl.  She is turning 7 today!  I know we all say it but really how do they grow up SO FAST?   Here is a card I made for her...
She is looking so much older!!!
I can't imagine life without this girl!!!  She is my Sunshine!!! (=
Beautiful, sweet, sassy, silly, loving...  LOVE you!!!

Friday, May 24, 2013

happy Birthday

              Sharing some great pics from Pinterest on my Birthday!!! (=

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Love You layout

A recent layout I made using washi tape, stamps, and Snap stickers.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Teacher Appreciation week

This week is Teacher Appreciation week.  Our teachers are all so wonderful and this is a great chance to do something nice for them.  This year I put together this fun basket for my daughters teacher.  She is a tea drinker so I filled it with lots of fun finds.  A small tea pot, cup and saucer, several tea's, honey, chocolate bar, truffles...  I saw the yellow and knew I wanted to send a basket/box full of Sunshine.  Another great idea found on Pinterest. (=

The tag reads: Sending you a little box of SUNSHINE to brighten your day as you always brighten mine. 

Have a great week!

Friday, April 26, 2013

The Sun Always comes out again

Here is a card I made using HELLO SUNSHINE from Papertrey Ink.  It's a great set with fabulous sentiments. 
The sentiment reads: Some Days Are BETTER than others, but the Sun Always comes out again

Happy Friday! Enjoy your weekend!!! (=

Friday, April 19, 2013

You can never have too much HAPPY

I went to my local scrapbook store and purchased some fun new papers.  The background paper I used is from Glitz.  The bottom corner reads: You can never have too much happy.  The pictures are of my daughter playing soccer.  I used a few stamps from Unity on my layout.  The happy circles and arrows are both stamps from past Unity KOM. 
Here is a little closer picture

I'm linking up with Unity FWF.  Here is a link to see more Unity creations:
Thanks for stopping by.  Happy Friday! (=

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Here's a picture of my cutie in today's Fred Meyer ad! (=

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Spring break and New signs

I'm continuing to add new signs to my Etsy store.  Here is a new one I just added.  It says: When all else fails HUG THE DOG! (=
The kids had last week off for spring vacation.  We spent some time at the Beach!  Captured a  Beautiful sunset!!!

More pics from our beach trip...