Sunday, May 31, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
Picture of the Castle below right after it was built.
Thornewood Castle, a magnificent three-story manor home dating from the turn of the century, offers over 27,000 square feet of living space, graciously arranged under one tile roof. Boasting 54 rooms, including 22 bedrooms and 22 baths, this English Tudor/Gothic mansion is one of the few genuine private castles in the United States. Thornewood Castle was built to the specifications of Mr. Chester Thorne, one of the founders of the Port of Tacoma, in beautiful Washington State. His fascination with the grandeur of the old English estate led him to design his dream house. Kirtland Kelsey Cutter, one of America's most gifted architects of that era, converted this dream into the once-in-a-lifetime estate.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
3rd Week Deep Emotion Challenge
First Home (Proud, Excited and Scared)
October Afternoon PP, Cosmo Cricket Mr. Campy,Pink Paislee Round die shape pp,Sassafrass Lass chipboard sticker,American Crafts yellow thickers,red buttons unknown
Monday, May 18, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
I kept getting phone calls from a number I did not recognize yesterday, so I did not answer it. So this morning, while still in bed I got another phone call from the same number and finally my husband answered it and handed me the phone. It was Suzy West from My Little Shoebox telling me I made the DT. AAAaaaaaahhhh! Thank God my hubby answered the phone! Anyway I am excited and SHOCKED! I am just humbled with the fact that out of 400 something submissions..... I made it! I seriously did not think I was gonna make it, so this is such a surprise. Thanks so much Suzy for this opportunity, I cannot wait to begin working and so excited to work with the new products for CHA! Congrats to all the girls that made it and also looking forward to getting to know the current DT girls too.
Hi there everyone!!! I would like to thank everyone for their beautiful submissions! Let me tell you, it was the hardest thing for me to do. I never expected 400 submissions!!!
Please help me welcome our wonderful new team members that will be working with the lovely Gretchen McElveen, Erin Yamabe, Danielle Holsapple, Emily Jones, Norma Kennedy, Jana Eubank, Molly Peckham, Michelle Lanning, Pattie Beltran, and Tanisha Long....
and our correspondents at the MLS newsdesk (they will be making fun videos)
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
I used Heidi Swapp masking on each corner with green Glimmer Mist, but a lil disappointed with the pic cuz it does not really show very well. Oh, well it looks good in person!
Pattern papers and coordinating letter stickers are from Crate Paper Prudence collection
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
A poem for my MAMA!
"Mother" is such a simple word,But to me there’s meaning seldom heard.For everything I am today,My mother’s love showed me the way.
I’ll love my mother all my days,For enriching my life in so many ways.She set me straight and then set me free,And that’s what the word "mother" means to me.
Thanks for being a wonderful mother, Mom!
*By Karl Fuchs
Friday, May 8, 2009
The tittle is something that I truly feel describes me.
A close up pic of the crackling I did with my background papers. That was really fun and I have 2 or 3 more pages with that technique coming up. And I cant wait to finish them up.A close up of the layering of the vintage book pages.
The flower cut out on top of my page is really a tag, disguise as part of the back ground cut out flowers. Worked out really good. Yay!
And here is my tag up close. Journal reads: