Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Celebrating with Sonoma

Welcome to the September Paper Trail Blog Hop! If you have come here from Karen's Blog, Inky Fingers, then you're in just the right place!
This month, we are featuring the rich colors of the Sonoma paper collection showcasing Bamboo, Cocoa, Olive and Smokey Plum. While autumn is just around the corner, with a few stately trees and a couple of playful snowflakes, this paper becomes a starry winter night!
The trees, snowflake, and bookplate title were so simple and such fun to create with the new Cricut Art Philosophy collection! Included in the collection are stamp sets, one of which was used to stamp the trees. With a few embellishments, my piece became the cover for a journal for a special someone! Enjoy!
Now hop on over to Pam's Blog, P-Inks to see what she has to offer this month!

Celebrating with CTMH!

I'm celebrating! 15 years ago this month, I decided to become an Independent Consultant with Close to My Heart. Actually, at the time, the company was known as D.O.T.S., Dozens of Terrific Stamps! Yes, indeed, I was a rubber stamper and truthfully, signed on just to do something fun, fun, fun! As a Navy family, we had made a move that resulted in my leaving my job teaching in a community college system and I simply thought I would do a little something fun and creative.

Did I plan to build a business? Perhaps. With a middle school-age child, a husband who frequently deployed, and plenty of family, school, and church activities, I simply thought it would be fun!

In celebrating my 15th anniversary with the company, I can say that CTMH has become an important part of my life and is still FUN!!! Let me share with you my "why".....