*Note: there is music playing in the background and I plan to re-record this once Conner agrees (probably a little closer to Christmas). ;)
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
RSVP/Order by Wednesday, October 1st
Join us for a fun afternoon of creating handmade Christmas cards, snacking on delicious deserts and socializing. Come create all 25 cards (envelopes included) for just $25.
Space is Limited. RSVP by phone (425) 413-4280 or by email: CreatewithChristine@msn.com.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
It was such a pleasure to be selected as a Convention (Extravaganza) teacher. My buddy Nona and I were selected to teach the new My Creations Memory Box. Honestly, at first we were a little less than thrilled with the though of teaching about a box. Yet the ideas begin to flow and I fell in love with the boxes. These pictures are just the five display boards (since we only received three boxes to take assembled). When I have a few moments to get pictures of the completed boxes, I'll be sharing those as well.
I hope that you'll like these as much as I did. It is my guess that you will since those at my open house were wowed by them!
There is a bit of a funny story about this box. I was looking forward to giving this box to Conner's upcoming preschool teacher. Well, there are only two teachers he could have and I was sure that it was Miss Karrie. Big oops, I remembered incorrectly. So, I'll be recreating the cover before Christmas
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Yesterday was a fun day. We have done quite well with our budget. Actually, I should say Mike did an amazing job and by doing the mechanical and Andrew helping out with the electrical, things are looking good. So, since we had to reselect our flooring, tile and counter tops to go with the change in cabinets, we looked at upgrading just a bit. We are still waiting on the numbers to make sure that we haven't totally blown our budget (by miles) out of the water.
The Walnut Pre-Finished Hardwood flooring is going to cover most of our floors (entry, hall, living room and kitchen). Some of the colors don't appear on camera as they do in person. The Corian (which we may look at Granite) is actually like chocolate milk. I love all of it, however the border tile makes me really excited. The leaves are shiny and actually reflect the color of the cabinets perfectly.
Rather simplistic in the bathrooms and utility rooms. Our back splash will have just a row of the 2 x 2 tiles. The color palettes for the entire house go together rather well, cohesive.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Brian and Andrew have been working hard getting the Electrical in. I am so excited that Andrew is our Electrician. He and Brian work wonderfully together and they are taking care of me. There are 10 can lights in my scraproom, you'll never have a problem seeing in my house again. Oh, don't worry it won't be too bright either, they are going to be on dimmer switches.
And here are some more pictures of my door. This is sort of what it looks like looking at. There are still some stickers on it and packages of mounting hardware, but you get the idea.Once Brian and Andrew are done with the electrical (and Brian has to finish up the heating) things will begin moving quickly again I think. Oh, by the way if you need some good referrals on Electrician's and Sheet Metal guys, let me know and I'll get you the names of our guys (they have been great)!
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
This is my scrap area. My hubby is so great to me! He actually hung up all my shelves, so that i could stay organized. I also have my paper racks cabinet on the wall behind this area. Surprisingly, I have nearly everything still within reach. I only had to pack a handful of boxes upstairs.
I don't know what I would do without the garage. My mom worked the entire time I was growing up, so I am rather solitary. My family is all in the area and great, but living with them may have sent me over the edge. Building a house is such high stress, being in someone elses space would have been like being in a pressure cooker. Say a few prayers that the house will progress quickly so that we don't have to figure out what to do in the cold weather.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Fun, funky artwork makes your layouts shine.
If you love “mixing it up” with artwork, this workshop is the place to be! You’ll get hands-on experience creating unique eff ects with combinations of Close To My Heart’s My Acrylix® stamps, My Stickease™ adhesive sheets, our fabulous new rub-on designs, and colorful sheets from the My Refl ections® Perfect Day paper packet. Then simply add your photos to make each layout one-of-a-kind. But don’t stop there, when you’re finished you will find even more exciting project ideas online to use your remaining papers and My Stickease. Join us for this exciting workshop!
Distant customers may now participate in workshops as well.
X7100B – Perfect Day Paper - $12.95
X7100C – Perfect Day Stickease - $4.95
Embellishment Pack $3.87
Detailed Perfect Day Workshop Guide - $3.87
Everything in the Basic Kit
Everything in the Better Kit
Z1100 – Cocoa Grosgrain Ribbon - $6.95
Z1285 – Holiday Buttons - $7.50
□ 9029 Cherish - $21.95
□ 9030 Imagine - $21.95
□ E1009 My Acrylix Building Block - $34.95
□ Z2114 Cocoa Exclusive Inks™ Pad - $5.25
□ Z2164 Sorbet Exclusive Inks™ Pad - $5.25
□ Z2166 Tulip Exclusive Inks™ Pad - $5.25
□ Z2365 Juniper Exclusive Inks™ Marker - $2.95
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Thank you Lisa for the inspiration.
Congratulations to all the winners!
Tammy - Magic Moments Stamp Set & My Creations Acrylic Mini Album
Jennifer - Completed Just Because Card Kit & Juniper Marker
Amanda - My Creations Memory Keeper
Sharon - Autumn Leaves
Amy - Sparkles, Ribbon & Charms
Thursday, September 4, 2008
*Be among the first to see my artwork boards using all the new products, prepared especially for Convention.
*Exclusive Hostess & New Recruit Specials
*One lucky attendee may win Hostess Rewards!
When: Sept. 6th from 11:30am to 1:30pm
Cost: FREE - My Treat
Come with a Friend!
Please RSVP by emailing CreatewithChristine@msn.com
Space and Goodies Limited -First RSVP, First Served
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
My hubby (who I know loves me) often forgets my birthday or simply doesn't do much for it. Well, he surprised me with a very nice Sunday celebration (early, can you believe it). We dropped the kiddos with the Grandparents and had lunch at my favorite restaurant, Zao's Noodle Bar at Kent Station. At lunch he presented me with my very own iPod Nano. SWEEEET! Then we grabbed a slice of my fav chocolate cake and headed home to watch a movie. I convinced my hubby to let me stop and get my hair cut since we were out without the kids. Along with cutting my a couple of inch or two above my shoulders, I had my eyebrows waxed for the first time. Pampering is awesome and something I never do. I left the salon feeling like a new woman. We then stopped by the library and picked up a couple new books (I have finally started reading again). Finally, we made it home and watched Little Miss Sunshine, which was hilarious.
Now today, everyone has remembered my birthday! With the start of school, I was so used to people forgetting (including my family). What a treat my 30th birthday has been!