Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Kleopatra is growing like a weed!!

Isn't she sweet. And what a personality she has. Being the smallest kitty in the house, she has had to show the "guys" that she is not the runt!! Ha! On the contrary, when she growls at Willie, his eyes grow wide in astonishment, that something so little could stop him in his"paw" tracks.

Albums For Italy~

These are samples of the albums and album kits I designed for Deborah's store in Italy.

Saturday, July 26, 2008


It's Friday night, and I have just completed my 4th album that I will be taking to Italy with me. We are in the countdown stage now...75 days. See the timer to the right. I am teaching at a local Italian scrapbook shop that is owned by Deborah. Go to her blog with this link. Several months ago when we decided we were going back to Italy on our annual vacation, I went online to search out scrapbook shops that I could visit while in Italy. Just to see them and perhaps they has something that I couldn't get in the USA. I was shocked to learn that scrapbook supplies and the such are not as readily available in Italy. In Europe, for that matter. Deborah's store in Rome caught my eye and in emailing her for the location and contact information, she visited my blog and was thrilled that I would come to her store and asked if I would be willing to present to her customers something from my treasure chest. What? Was I thrilled? To say the least...we have had many emails over months, and as it gets closer to the time we will be leaving, the anticipation is there. It seems that she opened the store to "add equity to her marriage"...the literal translation to her comment. From the blog and website, it looks like a lovely shop, and she looks like a lovely lady. I am certainly going to enjoy myself. And, maybe pass on some creative vibes along the way. This is our second trip to Italy. My DH has been bitten with the travel bug, and is counting the minutes. Our agenda is full to the point that it is brimming over the top...we have a car, a laptop, the Internet and several maps of the country. Reservations for an audience with the Pope, reservations to see The Last Supper and tickets to the museum to see David. Check back to see pics and read about our travels across the Roman countryside. Or, my plea for help should we get mixed up with the driving rules and end up in "el jail-o"...Later, Liz

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Yoo Hoo At The Zoo...

Scrapbooking In Paradise class project is chock full of wild animals, scary bats and beautiful butterfly garden foliage. Come take a look at the virtual trip to a zoo, and maybe you'll meet us for the memories. Coming your way at Scrapbooking In Paradise.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Scrapbooking In Paradise Schedule for August

Here's the schedule for August. Can't wait to see you guys! July 29, Tuesday, 6:00, Fun with ATC August 5, Tuesday, 6-8, More Than Just a Note August 6, Wednesday, 6-9, Yoo Hoo At The Zoo!! August 9, Saturday, 2:30 - 4:30, More Than Just a Note August 20, Wednesday, 6-8, Summer in a Box August 26, Tuesday, 6-7, Fun with ATC

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Stamp Pad Storage!

Oh, boy!! Finally found the ink pad storage piece for me. On EBay...see the link and take a look at this picture. Holds 96 ink pads, and some ribbons...can't wait to get it...TFL

Monday, July 14, 2008

Cards For Soldiers Card Swap

Splitcoast Stampers Card Swap for the Soldiers. What a great opportunity to share with some very worthy folks. Please try and see what you can do ... the link is here for your convenience and my Cards For The Soldiers. I have left mine blank inside with a little note that personalizes the cards from me. Hope you have time to go see canary20's swap.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Julie Rocks!!

You simply have to go see Julie Buhler's blog post! She has stolen my heart and will steal yours as well. Congratulations, Julie. Can't wait for the first names of all the little Buhler Fur Babies to become known. Click here to go to her site and read all about it!!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Fall and Winter 2008 is gonna be GREAT!!

Oh, boy, Ladies!!! Take a look-see at the names of the NEW colors Stampin Up! has for the Fall & Winter 2008 season...Baja Breeze...Bella Rose...Kiwi Kiss...Pacific Point...Pink Pirouette...Riding Hood Red...Tangerine Tango...Don't they sound delicious? They are! Some of the NEW PRODUCT names...just dru-ell over them...can't show you, but you can DREAM!! Dreams du Jour...Heard from the Heart...Sock Monkey...Wow Flowers AND…even more exciting news: ALL new stamp sets in the Fall-Winter 2008 Idea Book & Catalog (including new hostess sets) will be die cut for your convenience! We know you enjoy the flexibility of custom mounting your stamps, and with these die-cut sets, all you'll need to do is pop, peel, and place before you begin stamping. So…for the even GREATER NEWS: Schedule your Stampin Up! Card Party with me before the New Catalog comes out, (August 10), to be held in the month of September and you will receive: 1-A Brand New Stamp Set, and 2-A selection of Designer Series Papers, and 3-A selection of my personal card kits for you to create and share with your family and friends!!, and 4-Your very own Fall and Winter 2008 Catalog 5-Not to mention the Hostess Gifts and Free Merchandise for your qualifying party that Stampin Up! rewards you with. OOooo…the NEW Hostess Gifts are to DIE (cut) FOR!!! Call me or email me and set a date in September for your Stampin Up! Card Party. I will help you get your party invites out and follow up with the RSVPs…go to my SU website and see how!! Email me to schedule your party now. Operators are standing by to assist you.

HALLOWEEN is coming...

Granted, it may be a bit early for some of you out there to even think of Halloween, but it's never to early for me. I LOVE Halloween. I am in several Halloween themed swaps over at Splitcoast Stampers and wanted to share the Card front with you. It's one of my own...Digital Designs For You By Me Liz...and I like it. The background graphic is one I have had for a long time and never had the right opportunity to use it. I used the black cat and fairy to accentuate that spookier than spooky moon...and then I used some corners that I recolored and re sized for a little more pizzazz...Let me know what you think...comments always help the creativity...