Monday, April 23, 2007

Well, here it is, week 2 since I've been "blogging" and here is another page! I'm keeping up pretty good I think! I made this page to display at my Customer Appreciation Day I had last week! I had people come and make a card for free and I had prizes and food! It was really fun! This page is devoted to my niece Shantelle. She is the oldest of my nieces and nephews. She will be 6 in June! I can't believe it! This picture is a rare one! Shantelle DOES NOT like to have her picture taken and she is pouting in most pictures! But, she was sitting across the table from her Uncle Adrian (my husband), whom she just adores, and he got her to laugh and snapped a quick picture! It was so cute, I had to blow it up and give it, it's very own page! This page was made with all Close to my Heart products of course! I used paper from the new Idea Book that isn't even available until May 1st! It's called Let's Get Together and I think it's my favorite paper in the new book! The flowers are stamps from the Delight in Everything set and the "S" and the s words are stamps from the solo "S" set. It is so fun to play with the Alphabet solos! Monograms are really in right now!
We went to St. George, UT for Easter weekend to spend time with family and friends and that is where we took this picture. We used to live in St. George and I really miss it! It was so warm and I felt so good down there. I have Fibromyalgia which causes me to ache all the time in my muscles. Lower elevations and warmer weather always make me feel so much better. But, you have to live where your work is, so here we are in SLC, UT, which is beautiful, but it is a higher elevation and it is stormy a lot. Maybe some day we'll make it back down to St. George to live! Anyway, hope you all enjoy this page and I hope it inspires you to make your own pages! If you have any questions or if you want to purchase any Close to My Heart products, you can reach me through my website,

Thursday, April 12, 2007

This is one of my favorite pages. The pictures are of my mother in law and my niece.
Happy Spring!

O.K. I'm sure people are wondering why there is this empty blog just sitting here, with absolutely no posts and 3 comments! The truth is, my husband set this blog up for me, with hopes that I would use it to post some of my scrapbook artwork. At the time I thought it was a good idea, but I kinda forgot about it until now! I just started blogging on Mrs. Toonclub and remembered that this was here! So I plan to start taking advantage of it now!

As you may have guessed I am a gal that loves to scrapbook and make cards! I even sell scrapbook products through a company called Close to My Heart. I love everything about scrapbooking! I love the papers, stickers, stamps, flowers and all manner of embellishments! I also love the challenge of designing the "perfect" card or page! It is just so much darn fun! It is a great creative outlet for me as well as a social outlet. I have a club that meets once a week where I teach other scrappers, beginners and advanced, new techniques and fun page and card layouts! So, I will start posting some of my artwork here. Feel free to offer advice or give tips! I love to learn about new techniques! Since I sell Close to My Heart, almost all the products I use are from them. They are a great company and have so many fun, cute products to use!

Just a side note, the reason I post as ms. baboon, is because my husband has a blog called Toon Baboon and I thought it would be fun to be ms. baboon! Anyway, I hope you enjoy my blog from here on out! I plan to update it more often! Also, if anyone is interested in buying Close to My Heart product from me, you can go to my website at