Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Bust Out The Halloween Decorations!

Here are a few of my creations with the October kit from Two Chicks Design Kit Club. I still have a few other projects to create....this kit has really inspired me to bust out my Halloween decorations! I am off to decorate!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

On Feb. 2, 2005...

I took my four month old baby to the doctor. She was a healthy 12 lbs. 8 oz. She was 24 inches long and her head size was 40.5 cm {the big head comes from the burton side of the family.} I took my daughter to the doctor again on Dec. 11, 2006. She was now over 2 years old and was 32 inches tall, weighed 24.6 lbs, and her head was not measured, but I am sure that it was starting to be proportional to her body. Sigh.
Today is Sept. 29th, 2009. My baby is five.

My baby is five.

She weighs 38 pounds and she is 39 inches tall. She loves to go to school and is a social butterfly. She loves her friends and her family. Fruits and vegetable are also a fave. She loves to snuggle and swings on her dad's leg every night when he gets home from work. She has to have a book read to her before bedtime and sleeps with her door open. She adores every show on PBS Kids and also loves a good movie. She has a loud voice....and she gets that from me.
Happy Birthday.
I love you and I know you think you are getting bigger, but you will always be my baby.

Friday, September 25, 2009

You Sweet Thing!

This mini album was designed by fellow Rusty Pickle chef: Jill Cornelius. I fell in love with it's coolness and asked her if I could recreate it and teach it as a class! This weekend it will make it's debut at Delta Phi Scrappa in Des Moines. I am very excited to teach and connect with more scrappers in the Midwest! Hope to see you there!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Rusty Pickle Blog Hop

Welcome everyone! One of my favorite Rusty Pickle products: yummy chipboard! I love altering the chipboard and my favorite medium for covering the chipboard is with Glimmer Mist. It is easy, and dries fast! I used Vintage Pink on the heart above....

I know this layout is simple...just the way I like it. I remember standing in Independence Hall and having an overcoming feeling of gratitude. I took this picture on an old cobblestone road to remember. Another fave Rusty Pickle product: letter stickers!
This layout was created with my FAVORITE RUSTY PICKLE PAPER LINE evah! School Daze!

This is also a quote from my favorite children's song by Raffi. It reminds me of my kids....they love dancing to that one...
On this layout I used Glimmer Mist on the chipboard frame {Sunflower} then blended Black Soot Distress Ink over the top with my blending tool. Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy!

Have a fun and fabulous weekend....

Thursday, September 17, 2009

fall wardrobe & decor...

I couldn't send you to this site until I had ordered everything that I need for my fall wardrobe. Go, go now...

You will thank me later.

I have also been obsessing about some new decorating within my house...wanting to paint and add some new pillows, etc. to change up some of the old decor.

I have been circling my favorites from the fall Pier 1 many cool, classic items. Go take a look! {Did you see the counter-height desk on page 25? a girl can dream...}

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

I'm Fixin' to...

tell you about my trip to Nashville! I had a wonderful time at was actually a rockin' time. We had a great sale of our 'mystery bags' with the help of our new friend Stefan....& the classes went great. I had some great students and volunteers....then after all that fun, I went to The Sassy Scrapper and had some more! Classes on Saturday night and Sunday were such a good time...every trip I feel like I leave learning some new things and meeting some great people that are now friends. Thanks Nashville!

Sassy Scrappers!

Late Night Crew...

It is my rule if anyone wants a picture with me...I get a picture with them on my camera! Thanks ladies! Hope you had a fab time at the Creating Keepsakes Convention!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Take Down

Nashville Take Down Crew....thanks ladies!
St. Charles Crew - hey look I see some QC friends!

It is tradition after a convention that we have locals that help us with the Rusty Pickle booth. They move fast and furious for a little Rusty Pickle Goodness! I love the sweat and dirty hands....we are always trying to beat the clock. I love putting away the grid...





After a long weekend, it is lots of help to get the booth put away and onto the next show where we spread all the Picklicious love again....thanks everyone!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

{Hey All You Locals!!}

Stoney Creek Inn
Des Moines, Iowa
The women of Delta Phi Scrappa cordially invite you to be a part of our annual Iowa retreat and 2009 pledge class. This initiation weekend will be filled with shopping, classes, product samples and plenty of time and space to work on your scrapbooks. But true to sorority tradition, the weekend will not be all work and no play! You can take a break and soak in the Jacuzzi, shop for new supplies or go out for dinner with your friends! No matter what you choose to do it is sure to be a weekend worth scrapbooking!

What's included in your Delta Phi Scrappa weekend?

- Two nights accommodation at Stoney Creek Inn
- Six feet of reserved cropping space

- Friday night snacks

- Saturday and Sunday breakfast from Stoney Creek
-Make-n-take projects

- Option to add on a variety of classes

- Gifts, Give-a-ways and Games

- Access to on-site vendors
-Special guests from Rusty Pickle and Fiskars!!!

- Opportunities to participate in contests, exchanges and visits from the "Scrap Fairy"

- Length of stay pass to the health club and swimming pool

- All applicable sales tax and service charges
Pricing (per person)

Quadruple Occupancy..........$220

Triple Occupancy...............$235

Double Occupancy..............$265

Single Occupancy...............$365

Commuter (no hotel)............$170
Click here to download a registration form from our website!!
"You Sweet Thing" Pop Star Album
Taught by Kim from Rusty Pickle

This is a fun, sassy, chipboard tag album that you will love! Learn the greatest techniques for glittering & gluing to the supply we all can't live without: chipboard!

Supplies included: Rusty Pickle Chipboard PhotoMounts, Rusty Pickle Chubby Letters, Rusty Pickle Popstar Patterned Paper, Rusty Pickle Candyland Patterned Paper, Glitter, Ring

Cost: $28

"You're The Coolest" Mini Album
Taught by Lynn from {@rt-thol-o-gie} blog...!

Have a blast creating this 3" x 4" mini album using Basic Grey's Lime Rickey paper and stickers. It is fun, trendy and sure to be a hit with whoever receives it. And if that isn't enough, your heart will be happy as you create this project using a mix of new and recycled elements! We guarantee that once you make one, you'll want to make more!!

Included Supplies:
Album Base
Manila Tags
Binder Rings
Pre-cut Lime Rickey Paper
Pre-cut Corrugated Cardboard
Lime Rickey Sticker Sheet, 12x12

Cost: $22

Charm Bracelet

Taught by Candi Ladwig

Join Candi as we start a Delta Phi Scrappa tradition---a charm swap! Don't know how to make charms? Or just want some help getting started in this activity? This is the class for you!!!I You will make 3 glass tile charms and recieve a bracelet to put them on. At each retreat from now on you will have the opportunity to add to your bracelet... including the Limited Edition Event charm {exclusive charm only available in class, and not revealed until the event}!!
Supplies Include: 3 glass tiles, bails and jumprings, 1 charm bracelet, paper, punches, and adhesive.
Cost: $15

**If you have any questions about this event...please post your questions here or email me @


Also go to the site: Delta Phi Scrappa

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Happy Birthday Grandpa! {2 days late}

We love you! This is what the kids said today about why they love Grandpa:
Christian: He likes to go golf with him and he takes him fun places.
Sydnee: She likes to draw with him. He is a very good artist.
Ella: She loves Grandpa because he likes to play with her...even with her dolls.
"He makes us laugh....and not just a little laugh, but I big laugh out loud!"
We love you!
Happy Birthday!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

poster from coterie
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