Friday, June 27, 2008

How Do You Know When It's Time to Move?

When your stuff is all on the truck, they put your computer on the truck by mistake (was supposed to go on the plane along with the two orchid plants packed in the box with it), and the dogs won't let you go room to room without company.

It's all packed. The fridge is cleaned out, keys are ready to be dropped with the neighbors, and the limo is scheduled for 8 a.m. tomorrow.

It's a very mixed day. As much as I am looking forward to seeing everyone on the other end and getting back to my family and friends and home, I will miss everyone in California. You have all given me such inspiration, been such good friends, and have changed me in ways you will never know. Even though I will be back in August, I will miss seeing you day to day as much as I missed my Chicago life every day while in California.

Thanks to all my bay area friends for a truly wonderful year. I am so sorry we couldn't stay longer.

And for my Chicago friends, wait till you see what I am bringing back with me!

We are joking about what we will look like getting in line to check in at the airport tomorrow. We have three suitcases, two dogs in crates, cameras, carryons, purses, briefcases - everything except the chicken under our arm and the screaming baby.


Saturday, June 21, 2008

Cosmo Cricket - Take a peek!

So, dear readers, Cosmo Cricket will be taking a peek at all the things I have created using their product.

Wanna see?

These are the scrapbook pages

This the the Hello Sunshine Album

And here is the Sonoma Dessert Album

What do you think?

You can see more of my things on TwoPeasinaBucket

Cosmo Cricket Card

You know, the girls at Scrapbook Depot do a great card class every month, if you don't already go, you should check it out. Great cards and loads of fun. Use the link on this page to get to their calendar. I designed this card for the July class. MSE stamps, new Queen & Co. felt, and Hello Sunshine paper from Cosmo Cricket.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Did you miss me?

Where have I been? I have been everywhere.

Did you make it to the Scrapbook Territory Anniversary Sale? 12 different make & takes, 25% off everything in the store and more? We had a blast!

Got some time on your hands this week? How about submitting your Cosmo Cricket work for their design team call. See their blog at for details. Also, the fine folks at Hambly (yes, the screen printed overlay people) also have their design team call. You can read the details on their blog at

Watch for my work on the SRM Sticker site. I am starting to develop classes for them to offer on their site. I'll publish the link when my stuff gets to the website. I am starting with an acrylic album for Thanksgiving.

On a personal note, we are moving back to Chicago at the end of June. Government budget changes are preventing us from staying in the bay area any longer. It has been a very very good year for us and I am still not done with the tears involved in our move away. I love my friends and home in the Chicago area and the fact that I will be closer to my family, but this past year has been a magic year for us and we leave with many wonderful memories and many tears.

Enough about that. Still hard for me to talk about it.

Watch this space for my entries in the Cosmo Cricket and Hambly Design Team entries.

Have a great week.