Sunday, November 9, 2008

How about a Card?

There was a weekend challenge over on SCS in the WishRak forum. I actually made 11 different cards this weekend. Some are ok and others I love here are 2 of my favorites.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Leaving- Close To My Heart

Dear Friends,

It is with a sad heart that I will be resigning as a consultant with Close to My Heart effective immediately. I love the company, products, friendships, and all the wonderful blessings that my involvement has been with Close To My Heart and the Stamping Tweekers Teams.

There are some truly bright things in my family’s future. My son has started Kindergarten in an Integrated All Day Kindergarten Class where he is very successful.

I have also joined the staff as a Volunteer Parent Advocate for Families Together for People with Disabilities. I finally feel that I am able to help other families through the hidden paths of social services to get the things that they need to provide opportunities for an independent successful life for their loved one.

Taking time for my family and those things that are dear to my heart is the one great blessing that comes from moving forward.

For your Close To My Heart Supplies needs please feel free to order from one of my very dear friends, Kara Schmidt. Her website is or call her at 509-324-2903.

I will be teaching papercrafting projects at the Stamp 4 All in the upcoming weeks. Check out their website for projects, dates, and times.

Thank you again for all you wonderful support and friendship the past 3 years with Close To My Heart. I look forward to chatting with each one of you and sharing my new adventure with you. Check out my blog to learn about what I have been up to:

Gerriann Armstrong

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Washington Autism Advocacy Group

Washington Autism Advocacy(WAA) is a grass roots state-wide coalition of families with children affected by an autism spectrum disorder.

WAA has become a leading voice in the rights of children with autism in Washington state. Our members come from all walks of life and with many experiences, but one core belief binds us together – that our children deserve to be given every opportunity to become productive members of our community.

Over the past two years, WAA has introduced legislation focused on effectively supporting children with autism. WAA has been instrumental in passing two critical pieces of legislation supporting autism including "Honoring Individuals with Autism - HR 4697 SR 8724"and "SSB6743 Regarding Training and Guidelines for Teachers of Students with Autism, and the Educational Guidelines for Parents and Educators of Students with Autism."

Our 2008-09 legislative agenda focuses on bringing Autism Insurance Parity(AIP) to Washington state. For updates on AIP visit our website

To learn more about the WAA, thier work and how you can help please visit thier website and sign up to get the legislative updates and help where you can!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Pay It Forward RAK from VirtualYvonne

I was truly blessed to recieve the most wonderful box from the man in brown yesterday. Thank you again Yvonne. It included the most wonderful things!

Description of items:

It has the most amazing things in it:MM tool kit, Magnetic tin holders, MM gameboard chipboard letters, Fiskers Corner Hearts punch, 4 mounted stamps, Brown ribbon on a closepin, White twill on a closepin, pink ribbon on a closepin, Metal rimmed tags, hundreds of hearts brads, debossed stickers, Chipboard stars, halloween tags, rub on transfers, purple ribbon, blue ribbon,brown ribbon,red ribbon, and finally orange ribbon.

This gift today was truely a suprise and a wonderful offering from you! Thank you from the bottom and the top of my heart!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Oh Joy Mini Album

This is the mini album that I will be teaching in at the local stamp store in November. It uses the Cosmo Cricket Oh Joy clooection and the Bare Naked Ornaments with diecuts. I so love the colors! I am so excited about teaching the class!

I will be at a stamp and scrap weekend! I am looking forward to going! Enjoy!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Fall has Arrived here!

Yesterday I took Harrison and the neighbor and her kids to Finch Arboritium. We took some wonderful photos of the kids and us too!
These are some of my favorite photos that we took!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Back on a Roll!

I have been creating some mini albums in the past few days. They are too cute. Just need to take the time to take photos. Here are a few more christmas cards until then...

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

My Christmas Cards For StampingTweekers Team Swap

Christmas Cards for Class

I have been trying for 3 days to get Blogger to take my photos. Finally this evening they are finally working.

I know that it has been forever since I last posted. I have been busy. I never thought that having a kindergartener would take so much time. We are settled into the Intergrated Kindergarten Class and Harrison is doing well.
This is a card from my upcoming Christmas Card Class in November. I used a template posted by another consultant using the Evensong Paper Pack. Enjoy the photos and I hope to get a few more up in the next day or two.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Wow Where did August Go?!

I ahve a great deal to share with everyone! A really awesome tutorial, blog candy, a pay it forward, and some artwork.

My little guy will start Kindergarten on Tuesday and I cant tell you how nervous I am about that!

We are prepared for that so I have been working on my new display board swap and some other things.

Hopefully you can hang in there and will check back within the next week for some much needed updating here!


Wednesday, July 2, 2008

4th of July/Christmas In July Cards

Here are the great cards. I am so excited about these cards!
I used the same sktech for each of the cards and they turned out adorable. I am sure everyone will love them tonight! More Later!

Secret Sister Package

I got a wonderful package of goodies from my secret sister Sandy Dollard. There were tons of idea cards and also a stickease pack, creative clips, and sticker sheets, and oodles of ideas! Thanks for being my pal Sandy! I am looking forward to the next round!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Blog Break

Well I sure did over do it. I have a superficial blood clot in my leg that if we had not caught it could have become a DVT. So anyone who knows me will tell you these just kill me and put me out of commision for at least a week if not longer. So I have done nothing but lay on the couch since Saturday evening. My dear friend Suzanne shared a therapy stocking with me so at least I can walk on it if I have to. The pain meds make me tired and it is so hard to keep track of a busy little guy by yourself in this state. I know that staying off of it and keeping it elevated with speed the recovery. So that is what I plan on doing for the next week or so!

I am planning a scrapbook bingo with a few of my customers and other consultants so for those of you I will be calling you to let you know the details.

Good thing we have a laptop and wireless access so that at least I can do some business things!

Until next week!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Pre-School Graduation

My baby is so grown up! I knew that Kindergarten was coming but boy it really seems so real right now!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Scrapbook Class Layouts

These are the layouts that I taught last night at my scrapbook class. It was fun to have vintage photos on the pages,brought back memories.

These used the colors from Boom-Di-Ada (CTMH). They turned out nice I think!

Secret Sister Word Bloom Results

On Friday after I left to go to Stamp Camp the mailman arrived with a package from my Secret Sister. My husband called my UL and since she was coming up on Saturday Night she brought my package which included the Family Word Bloom, some dew drops in colors I did not have, and some CTMH buttons that I did not have either. I was determined to work on this album and this is the results. I used the Free Spirit Paper Pack from CTMH. Thanks again Secret Sister I love the book. Oh I used my Bind It All to bind the book-So Awesome!

Stamp Camp Results!

I finally had a moment to take some photos of the creations from Stamp Camp. It was a four day weekend where on Friday I sorted layouts without photos (you know that you have them too) and photos without layouts (yes it was about 8 boxes-of various stages of fullness) to have them meet. I got a ton of photos on layouts and photos set aside for my siblings. Then on Sunday and Monday I was determined to do a couple of cute mini albums. So that is where we are now... This is the cute file folder album that I made (lifted ideas from my DL Tony) using the new Game On paper pack form CTMH.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Blog Candy Winner is.....

#24 Mandiannie!

Please send me your snail mail address to and I will send out your shoebox full of goodies.

Thanks for everyones birthday wishes to Dave.

I accomplished a great deal on my scrapbook weekend...however I have a class tonight and I hope to get photos of my secret sister gift (I got the neatest Family Chipboard Book) and also the file folder mini album and the stack of layouts that found photos. It was a huge success!

Jamie-I got my prize thank you!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

First Trophy for Harrison

Last night was the awards ceremony for the kids who played TopsSoccer. It is a special program designed to have a buddy who helps kids with disabilites learn the basics of the game. If I can find a tutorial on uploading a video to then I will share some of the game and the awards ceremony.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

SC177 Follow Your Dreams

Here is my card for the sketch challenge today over at Split Coast Stampers. I am using up some of my stache of non-CTMH paper because I have had it forever! My new downline got her new kit today so this card will be for her! She is going on the weekend with me as well and looking forward to doing some projects using the new products in her kit!

Enjoy! Remember the blog candy-a shoebox full of embellishments and goodies!

Blog Candy!

So today is my husbands birthday the big 4-0. He is not one for birthdays however if you leave a birthday message for him on this thread by Monday (5/26/08) at 12 PM (noon) PST I will enter you in the drawing for the shoebox full of goodies -tons of embellishments, a 3X3 chip board album. some scrapbook tape (the decortive type), eyeles, brads, stickers, vellum envelopes, and much more just check out the photo! I am leaving for a scrapbook weekend on Friday so I hope to have wonderful projects to share when I return now that I have located some pretty cool alterables and supplies!

Enjoy and remember to wish Dave a happy birthday!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

5000+ posts-Blog Candy This week

So I have cleaned out my stamp/scrap room and have a ton of neat things to share with a lucky winner. I will post my blog candy this week so check back! I am sure it will be an embellishment lovers dream! More later!

CC167 Times Fun

This card uses another Sheetload of Cards sketch and the color challenge over at SCS. I used Outdoor Denium, Heavenly Blue, and Sweetleaf instead of the SU! colors. It turned out ok I think! Happy Tuesday! I should go to sleep now! That is a total of 30+ cards today! What a day!