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!