Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Suzi Blu Stamps

Suzi stamp used in a journal page

Colored with Copics Markers

I really have fun with Suzi Blu stamps. Suzi is a world renowned artist and I just can't get enough of her petite doll style. Her stamps are awesome in a card. I like to color them with paint, pencils and markers. I love the intensity of the colors with markers. I love to use them in collage or in journal pages. I thought this little Petite Girl would be perfect popping out of a birdhouse on my journal page. Go to Suzi Blu's website for a wonderful video and instructions on making your own collage journal page.

You can find Suzi Stamps at your local scrapbooking store. If they don't have them, ask the manager to order them from Unity Stamp Company. In fact, go to Unity yourself and order stamps. Right now, they are having a 40% off sale.
Or, go to the Eclectic Paperie for the full line.

Friday, October 22, 2010

I Have Wonderful News!

My friends think I'm keeping a secret and I am. I've been dying to share. So here goes...
I have two fabulous daughters in their late 20's and they are both preggers. Yes, I'm going to be a grandma twice. No they didn't plan this together. They are less than 4 weeks apart. It's amazing! Sarah is already an amazing mother, and anyone who knows Taylor knows that she will also be an excellent mother. These babies will truly be blessed to be raised by these two women.

Taylor is 17 weeks and last week I went to the Dr. with her and saw my grandchild in utero. Her Doc is pretty confident it's a boy, but I'm not sure. I saw what they saw, but I'm just not certain yet. If he is a boy, he is already a very active little boy. I was able to see him moving his arms and legs all around. He seemed to be playing for an audience. That's why I'm not so sure. Maybe it was a hand that we saw. I love him already...or her...and I can't stop thinking about the image of that little baby. Taylor cried through the whole procedure...she and Paul are both ecstatic.

Sarah is 13 weeks and I can't wait for her to have her ultrasound. She thinks she's having a girl, which I think would be very cool because she has two wonderful boys who need a little sister to love and adore.

I'm over the top about this. I can't believe we are going to have two new babies in our family.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Holly's Garden Rescue Saves Barkley

Farewell to Barkley. Barkley is a Pomeranian/Maltese mix. He has been my father-in-law's dog for 3 years. Barkley's human mom passed away in February. Dad and Barkley have been living with my husband and me since. Dad has decided to move into an apt. and doesn't think it would be fair to Barkley to live in an apt. We can't keep him because we have four of our own furry children. I called Kathy from Holly's Garden Rescue and she not only came out and picked up Barkley, but she has already found him a wonderful less than 24 hours. God bless Holly's Garden Rescue and it's dedicated staff.

Barkley's new home is in a more rural area, which is good for him because he has energy. He has a new 10-year old human brother that I know he will adore and worship. Plus, he has a new mom, and since he loves women, I know his new mom will be very happy with this little sweetheart. His new mom is a groomer and raises Poms. Can it get any better? I am so happy and grateful to Kathy at Holly's Garden Rescue for her immediate love for Barkley.

Holly's Garden Rescue is a San Diego, Calif. based non-profit (501c3) organization that specializes in saving small and special needs dogs. They would welcome tax-deductible donations to help them care for these animals and find them wonderful homes such as Barkley's new home. Please visit their website for more information.