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!