Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Back to the grind stone

Vacation was awesome! I had a blast, we had a few schedule changes too! We didn't make it to the Chinese gardens or Saturday market, we went to the Zoo instead and saw the live butterfly exhibit!
My mom spent a major part of a day in Ikea, she's remodeling and was in heaven with all the options. We found all kinds of neat treasures, but all I walked away with was a new clothes rack, tea pot, shoe rack, & super awesome print. The print I got was in the "half price" area but it was discount much beyond 50%. It has a tiny defect in the finish but it looks awesome above my bed. The pic to the side is my $10 score from Ikea.
I could go on for ages, but I won't bore you all. I'm home and will be back to work soon!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007


I am taking a much needed vacation this week/weekend and I can't wait! I'll be two hours north of home in Portland hanging out with my Mom. I haven't taken a real vacation in almost 2 years so this is a well deserved break! We will be going to OMSI to see Body Worlds, visiting the Chinese Garden and enjoying a pot of tea, going to the antique stores in Sellwood, enjoying all the great crafts at Saturday Market, and take a trip to the very crazy, newly opened Ikea.

All and all it should prove to be a great weekend. It's my Mom's birthday and the book included on this post is her birthday present. She asked for a photo album filled with pictures from my wedding earlier this summer. This book was a lot of fun to bind as it had been awhile since I had done an old fashion case bound book. I love the way it looks & am glad to know it's going to a loving home.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Graduation Weekend!

Busy weekend for me! My husband is graduating with his Masters in Education! Hopefully I'll have some pictures and a new book to share soon!

Monday, August 13, 2007

Treasury Love!

I got some great treasury love today, my stamped and stabbed journal is featured until Wednesday morning! Hop over and have a look at at great treasury!

Sunday, August 12, 2007

More Fun With Stamps

I got hit with a stroke of inspiration the other day after finding this stamp in my mess of a studio. This is one of my origami books that I wrapped in a simple cream paper and stuck this fantastic humming bird stamp on.
I love the way this came out, and you can find more information and pictures about this book here.