Monday, August 24, 2009

Creative Escape, here I come...

It is time to leave for Creative Escape
I have been busy creating little Thank You gifts for the teachers and for various swap hostesses and thought you might enjoy a sneak peek... I created decorated containers that have a ribbon holding a chocolate candy truffle bar from Seattle Chocolates. It is concealed until you pull up on the ribbon. I think these also make delightful party treats.
The color theme for Creative Escape is pink, lime green and this year a zebra pattern as well. I don't often work with zebra print, was a bit of a challenge.

This is for Tim Holtz and he is the tag "King" so I thought a tag would be fun to give him as well. He also uses "Greetings From......."postcards, so I again did a right back at cha with a "Greetings From Washington postcard attached to the tag.

I adhered a chocolate Space Needle to the back side of the card as well. Hope he gets a chuckle.

And finally here is a "candy slider" for Heidi Swapp...
I fly out of SeaTac tomorrow late morning, am like a kid waiting for Christmas to come, today seems extra long. Shall try to take lots of photos to share upon my return September 1st. In the meantime, take a moment and enjoy the view.

Saturday, August 22, 2009


Have you checked out Prima Nice eye candy, don't you agree?
A lovely addition to My {View}
Have a fabulous weekend....

Thursday, August 13, 2009

The house is empty...

If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together..
there is something you must always remember.
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem,
and smarter than you think.
But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart..
I’ll always be with you.

-- Winnie the Pooh

My {View}

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

My heart is full....

August 2009, a moment to remember, our two children Michael and Cristina came home to the Pacific NW for a visit. This is the first time in over four years that I have had all our children and grandchildren together in our home at the same time. What a blessing!

Capturing the sweet memories...May the road rise to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face, the rains fall soft upon your fields, and, until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand."
Irish Blessing

My {View}...has truly been rich, but now I must accept the parting that inevitably follows a visit