Tuesday, March 31, 2009

This and that...

So have you seen this? I was over at Craft Critique this morning and look what I found.
Oh I want one of these babies.

Guess who is going....

Oh yeah, baby it is me. What could be more fun than a week end with Heidi Swapp in Arizona? Debbie Schue, Tim Holtz, and other wonderful artists will be some of our teachers. This is a fabulous event and I am so pleased to be able to attend once again.

Enjoy the last day of March and be cautious as tomorrow is April 1st and one never knows what might happen on April Fool's Day.

Thanks for stopping by and sharing a little of My {View}


Thursday, March 26, 2009

Bonjour mes amis...

La belle Marie...It seems that Marie Antoinette is famous all over again, only this time she is loved. Like many others I have been creating some "Marie" object d'art and I thought I would share them with you.
A touch of whimsy to hang anywhere you please, how about an armoire door knob
I enjoy tags...I envision days of old with vintage trunks and books

Even though e mail is so easy I very much enjoy receiving "real" mail
Merci, and My {View} must be of Versailles, it seems.
Adieu, Catherine

Kristin Hubric's give away...

Check out "Retro Cafe Art" gallery
Kristin is giving away two packs of papers, arn't the crowns yummy?
Enjoy your day and may your {View} always have glittery crowns.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Angel wings, pink tulle and a baby...

I recently had the pleasure of participating in Teresa McFayden"s E -Zine, Bellorama. She provides the directions and inspirations to wonderful projects and then you go forth and create.

To quote Teresa she says, "Artfully speaking, it's so important to pay honor to your childhood self, and think like a child now and then. I hope you have a baby photo of yourself to use! Displaying your wee self in your work space will help you remember to do that."

It was such a delight to create my "wee self" and I do have her in my craft room for inspiration. How can you not be inspired surrounded by angel wings and pink tulle, I say.

Does your {View} include a wee self....


Friday, March 20, 2009

The rites of spring....

Spring flowers, blustery winds, ah yes spring.....


Thursday, March 19, 2009


I have been playing around with "digi scrapping" today. Trying to become more proficient with CS4 and this is today's end result. This is my sweet daughter, Cristina when she was about six months old. Tres charmant...oui.

Is anyone else as happy as I am that today is the last day of winter?

It's spring fever....

You don't quite know what it is you DO want,

but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!”

Mark Twain

And so I bid adieu to this winter and eagerly anticipate spring.

Enjoy your View today, Catherine

Monday, March 16, 2009

Yesterday I signed up for another class with Jesssica Sprague, Photo Editing: Good-to-Great Workflow, and wow it is amazing.

I recently upgraded from Photoshop Elements 6 to CS4...big leap for me. And almost simultaneously Jessica opened up a new class...yahoo. I literally learned an amazing new technique in the first five minutes of lesson 1...way cool. So excited to see if I can actually learn how to make my photos look better.
I am also re doing some of the earlier digi classes I took with Elements 6 but now doing the classes with CS4. It's been a wonderful refresher for me and am learning new stuff as well.
Hope your Monday View has been beautiful....

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Today's View...
We are heading off to the city and it's a typical Pacific NW day; grey, cloudy and drizzly. This is the view from the ferry as we approach Seattle. And as we arrive, another ferry prepares for the trip back. We are getting together with long time friends for dinner and "catch up" time.
Enjoy your weekend and may your {View} be filled with sunshine.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Am counting the hours until the Creative Escape Lottery...oh yeah!

I signed up about six months ago, the minute they opened up the link...lol. I have my fingers and toes crossed for extra good luck. I was lucky enough to attend last year, I guess they had around 10,ooo people in the lottery for 650 slots and I was amazed to have been picked. Please think good thoughts for me and I'll keep wishing as well.

This event is organized by Heidi Swapp and Bazzill Paper

August 27-29, 2009
Chandler, Arizona
Bazzill Basics Paper and Heidi Swapp are joining together to host the fourth ultimate scrapbook indulgence… Creative Escape! This event features a weekend of pampering, decadent meals, clever ideas, uplifting inspiration, with some of the best scrapbooking teachers around!

On another note I have been trying to set up Yahoo Instant Messaging for my Blackberry...I know any 13 year old could do it but I am struggling. We will see if I am able to make this happen today. And I am also hearing all sorts of comments about Twitter, now what is that? Do you Twitter? My oh my it is hard to keep up....

Enjoy your View and have a wonderful day!


Wednesday, March 11, 2009


Hi there, thanks for stopping by and visiting my little corner of the world. This is my first attempt at blogging, so I imagine I will be making lots of changes as I go forward into this new adventure. It seems everyone has a blog these days and I was beginning to feel left behind...lol. OK, so today is the big day and I figure I might as well jump on in and join the "blogging community" and see where it takes me.

As I take this journey I look forward to sharing my creations, thoughts and sillyness with you.

So thanks for the visit and I hope you enjoy My {View}...Catherine