Sunday, December 26, 2010

Merry Christmas

I hope you had a wonderful day full of joy, laughter and love.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Grand Re-Opening Sale!

We are having our grand re-opening sale from now through Sunday December 12th. Use coupon code "reopen15" to save 15% on everything in our online store!! This won't apply to shipping or sales tax.
Stop by and shop early for best selection as we won't be back ordering any products we run out of.

Have fun shopping!!
Merry Christmas!


Thursday, November 25, 2010

giving thanks

My life is blessed with abundance and joy. I am so very grateful for this. I had to grow up to realize what a gift my family is and that true pleasure in life comes from enjoying my time with them. I had the most wonderful Thanksgiving with them today. We talked and laughed; danced and sang; feasted and relaxed and took a healing walk through the crisp air of this dark fall evening. Winter approaches so quickly-she feels as though she is here already kissing us with her frozen sunshine.

Collin showing his Mother how an iPod works.

Greg and Collin planning out their doorbusters Friday morning adventure.


Mom & Sissy

I hope you enjoyed your day - Happy Thanksgiving.
Today is a day to count your blessings.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Art Classes with my Sister!

So, my sister has always said to me, "you're the artist in the family" which I knew was not true and I finally got to prove it to her :)
I took her to Art & Soul in Portland this year and we enjoyed two fabulous classes together.
We took Roadmap to the Creative Life from the most awesome and wonderful Judy Wise on Saturday and then Freedom to Create with the amazing Jesse Reno on Sunday.
My sis wanted to Paint Big and that's what we got to do....I made her a journal for our class with Judy and she fell in love with metallic paints and the whole art journaling process...totally awesome!

Finally, I took Dolls for Big Girls with Judy on Monday and it was wonderful. One of my table-mates asked if I had made these dolls before - which I haven't; she replied, you are good girl! :) Made me feel good.

These are our artworks from Jesse Reno's class:

Thanks for stopping by - I'll ad photos of our journals and my doll as soon as I get some good pictures.


Friday, September 10, 2010

Starburst Sprays and Embossing Powders added to Online Store

Moon Glow Two-Toned Embossing Powders

Hi everyone,
Just a quick update - I finally got done adding the Starburst Sprays and Stains to our Online Store last evening. I also now have all the color samples and color descriptions for the Moon Glow Two-Toned Embossing Powders added to the store-yeah! Both of these awesome product lines are made by Lindy's Stamp Gang-a local company right here in Washington State -yippee!
Head on over to the Online Store to check these and all of our products out now.
Coming soon: our Grand Re-Opening Sale!!

Monday, August 30, 2010

New Website is Up!!

Hi everyone,
The new web site AND new Online Store are now up and running!
They are still "under construction" and I have work to do but you can look around and order stuff securely right now.

Both of these links and the image above (linked to are set to open a new window:

The Website has a link to the store too, but here's the URL for the store:

Please feel free to browse around and let me know what you think.
Check back often as I am working on this almost every night after I get home from my day job.

The shipping still seems a bit high so I'll be working on getting that piece figured out-in the mean time I will adjust your shipping down to the correct amount if needed.

Thank you and hope to see you shopping soon!


Monday, August 16, 2010

Mother Rubber Web Site Update

Hi everyone!

Just wanted to post something here in case you're not on my email list. We are updating our Online Store and web site. The Online store is not open right now but will be back up soon! We are upgrading to a newer and better shopping cart and are manually reloading all of our product data into the new shopping cart. Fun times!

If you would like to be added to our email list just let me know here or go to our web site and click on the Email List button and enter your info.

Above is a preview of the new look...

OK-back to work!

Keep an eye open for the new web site this week...


Friday, June 04, 2010

Will You Still Dance When You're 60?

Interesting question my husband posed to me the other evening. My thought was, of course, "Why wouldn't I?" also floating in there was, "Are you serious? are you insane?...don't you LOVE music too?" I love how thought provoking this question is for me. He had no notion of investigation just a thought that occurred to him as I was "getting down" while he was driving us home from my Mom's house on the OC last Sunday. We were laughing at me and enjoying the song on the radio.

I can't help it-I love music and I now understand that I see myself as always "the same age" - like that wonderful quote, "we are always the same age inside"
That's how I feel emotionally and spiritually. Physically I'm close but also know my body has no choice but to endure what I Gratefully and Thankfully put it through-in other words, age as my days pass.
Music is a unique human experience that can connect you with people -it's something we can share and enjoy without needing to "U N D E R S T A N D " it...I listen to French music but don't speak a lick of French (yet) but I am still feeling the music and what it means;

namaste & much Love

Thursday, May 13, 2010

My Sister's Spring garden

Ahhhh Spring......she has finally breathed her life into our chilled landscape.......

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Surgery time!

Well, I had to have a surgery to remove 4 large alien eggs from my uterus. OK, they weren't really alien eggs, they were fibroids - non cancerous tumors that are fairly common among women. I started out with the plan to remove 2 that were "discovered" during my annual. But an ultrasound revealed there were actually 3 - and then when my surgeon was in there he found there were really 4 - one had been hidden behind of of the other big ones.

ANYWAY, the surgery was done laparoscopically on March 10 and I recovered for 3 weeks and went back to work. We removed them to make room to make a baby-yeah!!

I'll save you from the horror of the photos my surgeon gave me of the surgery and the fibroids and instead will share with you a couple of the journal pages I did while recovering - once I got back to being able to sit up awake (without pain meds) for a couple hours at a time!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Photo Crawl - Pike Place Market

My friend Gwen has been trying to hook up this photo crawl for a long time and we finally got together on March 6 down in Seattle. The day was glorious and we met up down at the AmTrak station to pick up Paula and Jan who rode up from Portland. I arrived a bit later than planned so I met the gals at Pike Place Market. We walked through the market, inside and out. Then we strolled down near the Seattle Art Museum to grab a coffee and lunch and do some journaling in these awesome little journals Gwen made for us for our photo crawl. It was so much fun to hang and shoot with some like-minded artists. It's very inspiring and really re-ignites my creative energy.

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Olympic Peninsula & the Hoh Rainforest

Collin and I went on a weekend getaway last weekend. We drove up on Friday afternoon and stayed at the Chito Beach Resort, based on Teesha's recommendation. It was a cozy little place to stay and we spent Saturday exploring the Hoh Rainforest inside Olympic National Park. It was awesome! We saw 3 herd of Elk, about 5-6 Bald Eagles, some river otters, and many other various size birds and critters, including one cute fellow with a pinecone (see below).