Tuesday, April 28, 2009

ABC's of Me :O)

A - Age: It's not polite to ask
B - Bed size: Queen
C - Chore you hate: Cleaning bathrooms
D - Dogs or cats: Cats, but I have 2 dogs - go figure!
E - Essential start your day item: COFFEE !
F - Favorite color: Pink
G - Gold or Silver: Both
H - Height: 5' 5"
I - Instruments you play: Recorder - badly LOL
J - Job title: Close To My Heart Consultant, Book- keeper/personal assist, Mom (that the hardest job I know of)
K - Kids: Three
L - Loud or quiet: Loud
M - Mom's name: Jill
N - Nicknames: Sarsy, Bod
O - Overnight hospital stay other than birth: Once
P - Pet Peeve: Hypocrites
Q - Quote from a movie: "But where's the bloody rum?"
R - Right or left handed: right handed
S - Siblings: Two
T - Time you wake up: 6:45 a.m.
U- Underwear: Today - brown - whatever color it has to match - top and bottom.
V - Vegetable you dislike: Artichokes
W - Ways you run late: Usually trying to fit too many things in and run out of time.
X - X-rays you've had: Teeth - that's it !
Y - Yummy food you make: Anything sweet - desserts are my soft spot.
Z - Zoo favorites- Giraffes & frogs

Counting down......

I am counting down the days until my younger sister arrives from the UK to stay with me for 12 days. It will be about 3 years since she last came so I am really looking forward to her arrival. She wants to visit the Motown Museum of Music in Detroit which will be fun. I am also going to take her 'up north' to Traverse City - the cherry growing area of Michigan - the trees should all be in blossom - like driving through fields of clouds. It is so pretty up there.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Fun basket using Fancy Cuts Botanicals


I had so much fun making this cute springtime basket using a sheet of the Close To My Heart Fancy Cuts Botanicals Die cuts. I used a 12x12 piece of Vanilla Cream cardstock as the base and used the die cuts to embellish. I also added dimension and fun with 3D foam squared and Pewter Decorative brads and Edge anchors.

Valentine Card for my beloved husband




I know - it has taken me long enough to get this card photographed but here it is - a fun stair-step card in red, black and grey. I hid it in Richard's case as he wasn't here for Valentine's Day - boohoo - I spent it all on my own doing my taxes :O(

He found it when he opened his case when he got to England :O)

Sunday, April 26, 2009

MG Midget Fun

Yes I have had an afternoon of fun taking apart the carbs on my beloved 1975 MG Midget convertable. She is definately part of the family and is affectionately called 'Diva'.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Living in Michigan

We love it here in Michigan - such a difference from the UK. This morning started out beautifully with gorgeous sunshine and it was soon 83 degrees - just lovely. Well we have just had a torrential rainstorm - it smells lovely out there - so fresh and clean. How the earth is meant to smell!
With the rain and the warm temps everything will be sprouting. I love the spring and summer in the garden - my favourite flowers are my lillies, the dutch irises, daffoldils and my magnolia tree - which after the rainstorm is looking a little battered :O( The flowers are so delicate but they have such a lovely fragrance.
This was still the 1st day & just how much fun were we having? LOL. The photo of Mandy complete with her life jacket, champagne bottle and glass just makes me smile every time I see it.
What a wonderful photo of the 3 of us - I think we laughed until our stomachs hurt. FUnny thing is that none of us remember the photo actually being taken - we were so tired having had no sleep in over 36 hours. I love the colors in the paper - such warm sunbaked colors - perfect for this trip

Oh we were soooo tired - a red eye flight to Heathrow - a 2 hour lay over and then on to Barcelona to get onto the Cruise ship. Victoria and I hit the coffee shop to try to stay awake until Mandy joined us.

I want to show you some of the layouts I have been making - following my wonderful trip to the Mediterranean last October with my 2 dear friends Mandy & Victoria. I have been using Close To My Heart products - Perfect day Level 2 paper pack and co-ordinating accessories. As I make the pages I will continue to add them here - so you can follow my progess - both with the trip and the scrapbooking :O)
Aahhhhh - my 1st venture into cyber space - my very own blog!
I find it amazing that anyone in the world can view my thoughts and dreams.

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