Monday, July 26, 2010

Parisian Anthology

I am so looking forward to the house of 3 release with pink paislee called parisian anthology. super pretty papers. And guess what??? I won all the add-ons for this line. check it out here
Super giddy when I saw that!!!! Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Saturday Hike Mt. Rainier- Sunrise

i have been to mt. rainier a bunch of times on the paradise side, but never on the sunrise side. it was such a treat to experience it for the first time. we passed sunrise lake on our way down to clover lake. here are the rest of the photos in my flickr gallery

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Collage Storybook

playing around with the collage story book at took me awhile and with some help from my sister, but i finally figured out how to use it and i love it. photos taken by linda wiley.

Friday, July 16, 2010


"I love 7gypsies!"

Monday, July 12, 2010

Check Me Out!

So if you have ever seen a picture of me you can tell I am pretty plain jane. Makeup was never my thing 1. because I just never knew how to apply nor was I confident to and 2. if I could get away with it I would save money.

Before I went on vacation, my coworker Kellie asked if I wanted to be a model for her book. I was thinking after a week of camping I would like to get dolled up, so I said yes thinking she was the one who was going to apply the makeup. Well, I was wrong! I had to apply the makeup which is something I always wanted to do with someone with experience around. So thank you Kellie for enduring all my questions and mess ups to help me find my way! I don't think I look that
bad, ha! If you need or want to buy Mark Kay product you can get it here at

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Texture Kinda Day

I have a big smile of my face because I am the owner of 8 Tim Holtz Texture Fades. I have been selling some of my scrapbook stash and taking the $$ to buy some cool new stuff. If you want to see what I have for sale there is a link on the left sidebar.

While Christopher was watching the World Cup, I was crafting away playing with my new Distress Inks and Texture Fades. Talk about being in my happy zone!

Here are some pics....

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Urban Craft Uprising Show

Christopher got a call from his buddy Marty who was attending the Urban Craft Uprising show and asked if we joined them. Luckily, we had absolutely no plans and mosied over to the exhibition hall at the seattle center for some cool shopping. I found some cool paintings and got a barganza. I asked if i bought a couple if she would lower the price and that she did!
i love the wash of blues on the wood and these cute little people. now to figure out where to hang! These were made by Jenna at

Birthday Freebies

If you aren't aware of birthday freebie you should really sign up. last night, i ate my free gourmet burger at red robin (guacamole bacon burger) and enjoyed my free scoop of chocolate jello-pudding ice cream with crumbled heath bar at cold stone creamery. tonight it's my free scoop at baskin robbins! happy 37!

Back From Vacation

I have had the most relaxing vacation spent camping up in leavenworth. we arrived on july 5th after most campers left and claimed a most righteous camping spot on the river at eight mile i am not an experienced camper. i have maybe camped twice in my life for 4-H before i went on the beach hike with christopher in march. this time i wanted a little comfort and bought a nice air mattress. christopher said he felt guilty for enduring such luxury while camping. not me, i loved every moment laying down.this 6-man tent rocked for 2 people. i loved being able to stand up as well as zipping the sides down for a 360 view of the outdoors. we woke up every morning to this mountain and every night fell asleep to a sky full of stars. thank the good lord we picked such a good week to go..absolutely no rain!
we did a lot of sitting by the river in the 90 degree heat and napping. i heard this a lot from christopher, "guess what i have to do today? nothing!"
on my birthday, we drove up to the stuart lake trail head and hiked 9 miles roundtrip to colchuck lake. omg, it was a doozy! after 1.75 miles, the climb begins in earnest and feels like a never ending rugged staircase going up. Colchuck Lake is a landlocked lagoon at 5570 feet. The view is spectacular and i wish i could show you, but i left the camera in the tent. so here is a photo that i snagged from g. schrempp off the internet.

"Colchuck Lake is one of the prettiest alpine lakes in the region. The trail to the lake climbs steeply through shaded woods before reaching the the turquoise waters of the lake delivering those spectacular views of Dragontail and Colchuck peaks."

This was a harder hike for me due to the heat and the steep ascent over rocky terrain. As we descended the mountain I patted myself on the back for making it to our destination.

As we came to the parking lot, Christopher remembered he could take photos with his phone and snagged several shots of the trailhead sign and a group of 7 monarch butterflies chilling in a mud puddle. All I could think about is how fast I could drive to O'Grady's pantry/deli for a thirst quenching beverage!

I've been going slowly thru my email and want to thank everyone for their birthday wishes.
Peace Out!

oh and here's a link to the rest of our camping photos

Thursday, July 1, 2010


My sister and I waited an hour in line at the boeing imax for the 6:20pm showing last night. It was well worth the wait! This movie is the best one so far. Everything in my opinion has improved...acting, wardrobe and movement. Watching it on a 6-story screen with surround sound rocked too. I was disappointed with the new Victoria. She was too mousy and lacked the fierceness of the first Victoria.
I was able to read the free online book of "the short second life of bree tanner" the day before to get a good perspective of the newborn vampires.
Now the wait is on for the next one. At least I have Harry Potter to look forward to Nov. 19th, woohoo!