Tuesday, November 27, 2012

All About Me Blog Hop

Hello friends. I am proud to be included in the "All About Me" Blog hop hosted by my friend Shelley Peeler at Scrapbooking for Fun.  If you came across my post and want to participate in the entire hop please go back to the beginning.  Shelley P is offering some fun blog candy too...just follow her instructions to be eligible.

I have been doing this blog for a few years now and generally try to keep the "personal" out of it because I want it to be more about the crafts and less about the woman behind the crafts.  But, it seems appropriate under the circumstances to give you a brief run down on who the person behind Heartstring Designs is.

I was born and raised on the western coast of Oregon in the United States.  I have always loved to draw, paint, and be creative.  I was fortunate to receive a small talent grant out of school that helped to put me into Art studies in college.  Although I never received my degree in Art, I did glean a lot of information that has helped me to cultivate my interests and talents.  Over the years I kept very busy keeping the creative side alive by painting and also designing rubber stamps for various companies.  I discovered craft bazaars and scrapbooking and finally found that what I really love is card making and mini albums.  This blog has been a fun outlet to share my ideas and hopefully inspire someone who is interested in the same books.

I now live in Boise, Idaho and am a Team Lead at a major Utility company that covers 8 states.  My job is very time consuming and somewhat stressful, so I find the art as an outlet for that stress.  In any spare moments that I have, I enjoy spending time with my sons, their wives, and my husband and I love the moments we get to spend with our grandchildren.  I know I have been blessed and am thankful for the life I have been given.
Here is a layout I created with photos of me over the years and my family.  You can click on the photo for a closer look at the details of my layout.

Thank you for joining me.  Here is the lineup of the other blogs you can hop along to and visit.

1. Shelley P-
2. Judy-
3. Sandy-
4. Shelley-
5. Melissa-
6. Janet -
7. Roberta -
8. Claire-
9. Sarah -
10. Cathy-
11. Nadja-
12. Tess-
13. Robin -
14. Amy -
15. Miranda-
16. Kim-

Monday, November 19, 2012

Friday, November 16, 2012

The Last Scrapalicious Challenge

I am kind of sad to share the last Scrapalicious USA challenge going on now at the challenge blog.  But, despite the store closing and therefore the design team also really is a wonderful opportunity to get in on the tremendous closing sale going on now. I recommend going on over to the store now while items are still available and taking advantage of an additional 30% off their already reduce 25% craft items.  Also, if your sales are $75.00 or more there will be free shipping.  (I always love that!)

Today I thought I would share a layout of my Grandson that I made with Teresa Collins papers that I got at Scrapalicious USA. If you'd like to join us in our challenge, the theme is anything you are Thankful for.