Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Hapuna Beach

Just a clear sunny day at Hapuna Beach. The fine white sand and clear waters made it a perfect day for the beach.

Norm stayed undercover from the sun...

Had to have shaved ice with ice cream drizzle. Pineapple and orange were my flavors and it was yum!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Make & Takes from Hawaii Trip

This was the lovely box we received at make-and-takes on our third day of our trip. Along with this box, we also received a 12x12 keeper of all of our project materials to complete. I'd share the projects with you but I didn't make them. It was just too nice outside to be spending two hours in the a conference room. Can you blame me? I promise to make them soon and share.

Items that were in the box! Fun, huh?

Saturday, March 28, 2009


The Big Island of Hawaii was beautiful and we had a great time. Just wanted to post to let you know that we're back and will spend some time this week to post some more pictures from our trip. This picture was the view from our room. It was a wonderful way to wake up each morning.

The Luau on our last evening of our trip.

Here is the latest baby bump photo. Gettin' big! We loved Hawaii...amazing what some R&R will do for the mind and body.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

We're off to Hawaii

Sorry I haven't posted in over a week. Work has been super busy and we've been getting ready for our vacation in Hawaii. We're going on an incentive trip that I had earned with SU! and will be staying at the Waikoloa Hiliton in Kona. Promise to take lots of pictures and will share when we return. Please check back in a week or so. I'll have lots to share.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Welcome, Little One

My downline and friend Kathy Lancetti made this cute card for me. The message inside was very sweet and thoughtful and just had to post this baby card for its creativity. The use of the punches was super clever. Thanks for thinking of me Kathy!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Getting Ready for Hawaii

With some help from my husband, friends, and wonderful customers...Norman and I will be vacationing on the Big Island in a couple of weeks. This weekend, Stampin' Up! sent us a package with our name tags, luggage tags, vacation guide and other information in this pretty document pouch. It is my favorite one to date.We'll be staying at Hilton Waikoloa Village and just looking forward to a relaxing week in the the sun. Counting the days before we leave on March 22nd. Can't wait!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Demonstrator Hostess Club - March 2009

Check these projects out! March was Tracey Nelson's turn to host the workshop and it was awesome. They always are because we always have a great time catching up, stamping creative projects and we eat well. Thanks for hosting a great workshop Tracey. Loved all the color combinations, techniques and great ideas.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Wonderful Surprise

I received a wonderful surprise stamped gift from my upline Sandy Hancock. Along with the gift was a sweet congrats letter for earning the incentive trip to Hawaii. Norman and I will be going to the Big Island in a couple of weeks and simply can't wait. Thanks so much for thinking of me Sandy!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Fifth Avenue Floral #7

Can't get enough of this wonderful stamp set.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Watch Me Grow

This spread was created for my scrapbooking hostess club last month using SU!'s Sale-A-Bration DSP, ribbon and Polka Dot Punch stamp set. The crisp spring colors with the added punch of Night of Navy gives the title a pop.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Baby Boy Lau

If you haven't heard the wonderful news, my husband and I are expecting our first baby towards the end of July. Everything is looking good and all the tests have come back normal. What a sigh of relief. My pregnancy thus far has been pretty good to me. Baby is growing and I have the baby bump to go along with it.

We were hoping I'd go into remission with my psoriatic arthritis but no such luck. I am currently going to the dermatology office 3x weeks to receive UVB treatment (it's like a really costly tanning both) to help with the psoriasis. My arthritis...I have my good days and then I have my not so good days. I have to say I have more good days than bad ones, which is nice. My husband, family and friends have been super supportive, helpful and loving. So overall, I can't complain.

The ultrasound picture was from Feb 19th. Just wanted to share the news.

Simply Scrappin' Sunshine Garden pg 164

There are so many things I love about Stampin' Up! products. Simply Scrappin' Sunshine Garden is another great kit that I've created 30+ cards. The color combination is awesome and cards are simple and easy to make. I'll be giving this card class on Saturday, April 25th.

The card holder was an idea that Sandy Hancock had posted on Udderly Awesome and I'd like to give credit to the person who came up with this fabulous idea. I modified the carrier to hold full size cards vs. the smaller notecard size. The DSP used is Delicate Dots from the SAB catalog. Let me know if you're interested in taking this class or taking the class-to-go. Please drop me an e-mail.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Fifth Avenue Floral #6

Here is the last project from my Fifth Avenue Florals class but I will be posting a few more stamping projects in the weeks to come. Enjoy your Sunday.