Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Aren't these guys the cutest...


they are my girlfriends boys!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

If you would like to find us...

first look here:

Christmas on the beach 2009!!!!!!

Monday, December 21, 2009

What are you doing New Year's Eve....

we will be returning from Puerto Vallarta! We cannot wait to go....warm weather here we come!!!!
How would you like to go to a free on-line Birthday Crop? Live, Imagine, Create is turning "ONE!" Come on over to have a chance to win some goodies. For more information, please click on Live, Imagine, Create!

How many people in the US has your name...

There are 2,524 people in the US with the same name as mine!
LogoThere are
people with my name in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Please don't make me go.......

to work tomorrow! I have two more days to work until the first of the year and I don't want to!!! I would rather finish setting up my new scrap space. I have been in the process of moving all my scrap supplies up stairs. I took over one of the spare rooms, I should take a photo of the before and after! It is so unorganized and I can't wait to get everything in it's new home!!!
Jim and I went over to visit Teresa, Morgan, and Al yesterday and had an absolute blast! Why do we wait so long to visit them? Thanks for a great time guys!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Prima giveaway....

Brand New Prima Product Picks!
We have a brand new selection of gorgeous products for you today... and a chance to win some of them!


This month's Prima Picks include a lot of our festive flowers and vines from our Holiday Lights line. These look fabulous on so many projects for the holidays! Let's see what else is featured in our "Pick" today:
Holiday Lights Ornaments-534103
Lustered Leaves in gold-533069 and clear-533052
Jewel Box Butterflies in white gold-532376
Holiday Lights birds in silver-533625 and gold-533618
Holiday Lights brights Poinsettia mix-533861
Holiday Lights Glitter Spray Silver-533823
Holiday Lights Glitter Spray Bronze-533876
Flutter Vines Apple-533663
Holiday Lights Poinsettia-533915
Raja Centers in Red- 535124
Holiday Lights Poinsettias in silver-533878 and gold-533885
Clear Stamps-Joy-531270 and Believe-531218
Go to Prima for a chance to win!!!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Cutest little evergreens...

Have you ever made these?
They are super quick, easy, and inexpensive!
and some kind of strong adhesive or a hot glue gun
Step 1
For large Christmas trees, use an adjustable circle cutter to make 2-, 3-, 4-, 5-, and 6-inch-diameter circles from green card stock (for small trees, omit the 6-inch circle).
Step 2
Fold each circle in half 4 times with a bone folder. While circles are folded, snip off the tip of each piece, forming a very small hole in center. See photo below, please ignore the paper clip on fold #4, was just trying to hold it together to get a photo of correct fold.
Step 3
Place smallest circle on the pointed end of a wooden skewer (I used 12-inch skewers), letting the tip poke through the hole in circle. With a hot-glue gun, dab underside of circle, where paper and skewer meet. Hold for 10 seconds to secure.
Step 4 Working 1 at a time from smallest circle to largest, slide remaining circles onto skewer; secure with glue.
Insert bottom of skewer into a spool; remove, and cut skewer to desired height (I cut mine to 6, 9, and 10 inches), keeping in mind that the spool should be visible beneath the standing tree. Return skewer to spool; secure with glue. Add a dot of glue to top of skewer, and attach a gold bead or make a star like I did below!
I was inspired by Martha Stewart!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Card Keeper box and cards to match...

I got crafty over the weekend, well Sunday that is! On Saturday we finally made it down to Findlay to visit Uncle Boyd, Aunt Brenda, Cousins: Terry, BJ, Jeremy, and Shelly and their kids. We had such a great time hang with these people. Why don't we do it more often?1?!?!
From this:

To this:

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Are you ready, set, go......


I created a tutorial for a last minute Holiday gift. It is such a fun project to create, not to mention inexpensive! We are having Santa's 12 Days of Christmas Inspirations going on over at Live, Imagine, Create!! You won't want to miss any of it!!!!! Do you need a last minute idea and/or a Christmas card idea? Well, what are you waiting for, click on the words in green above and join us?!?!?

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Exciting news to share...

I was chosen to be a Guest Designer for December on Cookin' Up Scrapbooking Creations! What a honor! I am so excited to be a Guest Designer for this month! You have to come check this site out! All you have to do, is click on the highlighted name of the site above!
Cookin' up Creations will be counting down the days until Christmas, and even a few days beyond. Beginning December 1st, 2009 and each day thereafter, until the end of the year, our Design Team will be posting a daily challenge. These challenges can be anywhere from making homemade gifts & ornaments, to making dog treats for your favorite pooch, to sharing their favorite cookie recipes with us. And let's not forget some scrapping challenges thrown in there as well!! Each day we'll be inspired once again to make something different in this season of giving!! It'll be a month jammed full of fun and games, so please be sure to come join us as we celebrate the reason for the season and countdown the days until Christmas and beyond!
I will be creating 4 projects to include in this awesome challenge, along with creating Design Team projects. My goodies are on the way, so I can't wait until they get here so I can get started!!!!
The creation below was the layout I entered in the "December Guest Designer" contest!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Christmas Wreath Project...

I created this wreath with Making Memories Christmas pattern paper about a month ago as a Creative Design Team project on Live, Imagine, Create and thought I would share with my friends and family also! If you would like to create one like this. please click here.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Scrapbooking from the Inside Out

Scrapbooking from the Inside Out has launched their November kit Generosity, perfect for this time of year. This kit is so graceful and stylish – full of rich, deep color and elegant design, with coins, copper accents, shimmery self-adhesive mosaic tiles, and pretty Prima.

This month they’ll help you explore how you give of your time and money, inspiring a generous spirit in yourself and your family, positive self care vs. selfishness, and the big and small gestures that create connection in your life.

Post this on your blog for a chance to win this gorgeous kit!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

For thanksgiving my hubby...

ask me to go to South Bend, Indiana because he has always wanted to see the University of Notre Dame. Hmmmm, I could not figure out why! I thought what the heck, I think Shipshewana is on the way or the way back! So we headed out on Wednesday afternoon, it was only a two hour or so drive! Did a little shopping on the way! Thanksgiving we ate our thanksgiving meal at an awesome restrurant in Elkart, Indiana and do you think I could remember the name of it?!?!? After the meal we drove to Notre Dame and after visiting the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, wow what a beautiful, breathtaking church, I now realized why hubby wanted to go! Sacred Heart Church's earliest history dates to the last quarter of the 17th century when the French were attempting to establish both a colonial and a Catholic presence in the St. Joseph River Valley in northern Indiana.
Explaination of each photo!
top left = The doors to the Basilica
top right = a close up of one of the chairs, the wood cravings in this place is amazing
2nd row left = some additional seating
2nd row right = a close up of one of the many stain glass windows
3rd row left = this is one of three alters, this one is the original and is only used for very special masses, as in masses during finals week for the students
3rd row right = this was on top of the second alter and was breathtaking, it had statues of the 12 tribes from the bible
4th row left = The "Grotto", which is (Italian grotta) is any type of natural or artificial cave that is associated with modern, historic or prehistoric use by humans. Here is a photo I found on the internet of one in Germany

They told us that the one in my collage during finals week that there are candles sitting every where! We lit 3 candles in memory of my Father-in-law, My Mom and Dad, and our niece. When we walked down the stairs and turned the corner and saw this, I just gasp! I had not seen anything like this before!
4th row right = another photo of the grotto, people had left notes to love ones that had passed on
5th row left = Amish country! I had taken a photo of how they decorated for Fall and definitely wanted to see how they decorated for Christmas. It is a very small town that has lots of really neat craft, handmade furniture, holiday decorations, restraurants, one lonely scrapbbooking store, and many other speciality items stores. One of my favorite places to visit and it is approximately 1 1/2 hours from home.
5th right = Amish country! They give rides in Amish Buggies pulled by a horse to the public for only $7.00. They take you a ride around the town!!!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

So thankful for these seven other...

peeps in my life! They are my seven brothers and sisters. From the left side, which is youngest, Steve, Ruth, myself, Dave, Floyd, Tom, Marge, and Janet! Happy Thanksgivng everyone!

I think I am falling in love again with s.e.i papers. I am part of their kit club and have received a few kits and love them all. They are jammed back full of goodies and what a great price. If you do decide to purchase a kit, let them know that Mardi Davis sent you over!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Would you like to make this wreath...

I am? On December 13, 2009 at 6:00 pm eastern time there will be a FREE class teaching you how to create this gorgeous wreath! I will be there, will you? Please click on Live, Imagine, Create to find out all the details! We have tons of fun there!

Another huge announcement that I want to share is that I have been selected to be the Creative Team Coordinator on this wonderful crafty community! You will learn/play with floral techniques, photography tips, altered items, stamping, paper crafting, creating beautiful cards, sewing, etc. You got the picture, so what are you waiting for, come on over!

Monday, November 16, 2009


1.We want you to craft or scrap something big or small & then share the Christmas love by giving this item to a neighbour or a complete stranger.
2. Challenge a friend or two to do the same.
3.Then get a "Christmas Love Campaign" BLINKIE from the website or Susie's blog "My Sweet Earth'- ,and put it on your blog or website.
4.Visit the 'CHRISTMAS LOVE CAMPAIGN' - scrapbooking & crafting contest group on facebook share your ideas & enter our contest there or mail them in to . You will have until January 4 ,2010. After that names will be drawn to recieve fantastic gifts packages from some awesome sponsors that are helping us spread the LOVE.

Please help us touch the hearts of as many people as possible this Christmas season & spread the word about this campaign to everyone, any age ,anywhere, in churches, in schools, in homes, in craft stores. EVERYONE- TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
Any questions please go to or contact Susie -

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Where have I been ask

oh my goodness! It has been too long since I posted here!!! Jim and I took a wonderful trip to California, the Sacramento area! We had a blast. I met some girls that I chat with on Live, Imagine, Create! We had a ball! Michelle who is the owner of LIC was having a Scrap Pink Crop in honor of her Mom who is a survivor of Inflammatory Breast Cancer for a year now! The physician only gave her Mom a couple of months to live and now she is free of cancer!!! I created this bra in her honor:
Michelle's Mom is the fifth one from the right!!!!

Jim and I visited Old Town Sacramento, have you? We spent the majority of one day just walking from shop to shop!!!

Scrapbooking and salt water taffy in one much better does it get?!?!?

Monday, November 2, 2009

Oooooh Ruth Brown....

you have been chosen as the winner of the blankie below!!! A friend of mine from work grabbed into a bag of names!


Thursday, October 29, 2009

On a golden pond...

it has been awhile since I posted, but this month just flew by. Jim and I took a little trip to Sacramento California for a few days to get away and I met up with some crazy scrapbooking buddies and had a wonderful time! We left last Thursday morning and came back this Tuesday evening. We wanted to see so many things while we were there but just ran out of time. As soon as I upload the photos off my camera I will share some of them here. One of the reason we went was to go raise money for Breast Cancer and here are a few of the projects I did while I was there! OK I guess you will get a sneek peek at what I created! As soon as I upload the photos from my camera I will post the entire photo!

Of course for a "Scrap Pink" crop you must alter a bra. I went to the dollar store and got everything for three bucks to do mine. It consist of lots of Crete paper, some sparkly beads on a ribbon. Just a tad time consuming!


Monday, October 5, 2009

Please help me raise money for Breast Cancer...

I will be leaving this at the top...after you donate, please scroll down to see my newer post! Thanks!!!

Don’t let Cancer Steal 2nd Base Charity Crop...
When: October 19, 2009- October 25, 2009
Where: Live, Imagine, Create
What you can do to help: Sponsor me in this crop with at least a $20.00 sponsor fee and/or join in the fun and/or buy a raffle ticket for your chance to win this warm cozy twin blanket/comforter that I made just for this event! Tickets are $5.00 a piece or 6 for $25.00! Please go over to the right side of my blog and click on donate and follow the steps! Thank you so much for donating to a great cause. I will draw the lucky winner on October 24, 2009 and I will notify the winner!

What is Inflammatory Breast Cancer?
It's a different type of breast cancer that comprises less than 4 percent of all breast cancer cases. It's called inflammatory breast cancer or IBC and it's aggressive , but many doctor don't think to look for it. It's estimated that about 1%-2% of newly diagnosed invasive breast cancers in the United States are inflammatory breast cancers. The median age range of IBC patients is between 45 and 55 years old, but may be either younger or older. The 5-year median survival rate is approximately 40%, mainly due to delays in diagnosis, the lack of expertise in treating IBC and its resistance to treatment with standard chemotherapy drugs.

Happy Anniversary...

Tom & Linda!!!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

National Card Making Day was...

yesterday! Marcie gave us a challenge to make three different cards; A shower card, a Halloween card, and a Breast Awareness card, all due by Tuesday! It was a gloomy day here today, so I decided to make all three!

With these supplies:

I did this:

And this:

And created this:

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Holy cow has it been a long time...

since I posted! I would love it if you stopped by, please leave a comment for me!Yesterday was my day to play! Just a quick update on what I have been crafting lately!
Here are some Jenni Bowlin creations of mine:
This is the first time I have tried to make a recessed card, it was fun! I am thinking about trying to do some videos to post to my blog on different techniques that I have learn.

Another card!

I am really hoping I can get some crating accomplished today also, but I really need to clean the house and car first. Where is the maid when you need him?