Thursday, December 31, 2009

2009 Comes to a End

Today is the last day of Dec and 2009. This year for me has had many ups and downs. I started blogging in 2009, I love reading others as well as having my own.
Some positive things for my creative side.
Being a DT member at Croppin Paradise and Wiscrappers, I have made many friends through these sites, and have developed my creative side, further. I love being a part of the team. I also am teaching classes at the LSS, this is a new thing for me and a step out of the box.

I have enjoyed my family tons this year and cherish all the memories they have given me. My children are developing into adults that I love and am so proud of.

Celebrated 28 years of marriage with my best friend and the love of my life. I took this picture at noon today I anticipate it will look the same at midnight.

After loosing my job, although this has brought some hard times. I have a job now that I totally love and feel like I make a difference everyday that I am there.

I look forward to what 2010 brings to Me. Have a safe celebration tonight and Happy New Year.

I have found a blog and person I draw inspiration from Kristen Kane Be creative. Be Conscious. Be Corageous.
One of her suggestions is that instead of doing a new years resolution, people pick a inspirational WORD that will guide them throughout the year. I have accepted her challenge and my word to inspire me is DECREASE. I have many areas that need reduction Stress, Weight, couch potato time, clutter to start with.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Merry Christmas

Hope you all had a very Merry Christmas!!!
I spent mine with family and friends, we had a very nice time celebrating together the birth of Jesus Christ.
Here are a couple photos from our family christmas
Tyler passing out gifts
The Elf staring Nikki
Doug scored Mn Wild tickets thanks Tyler
Nikki and her Boyfriend Dario
Tyler and Lacey
The 4 Amigos
Tyler, Nikki, Dario and Bennie (the best friend)

Christmas dinner at Dougs Parents

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Its almost Dec

Well Dec is soon upon us.. I am busy getting ready for a class I am teaching at the LSS in Osceola, on Dec 4
I am excited, about this class.
Here is a sample of the floating frame I made for the class

Here are a couple recent LO's I made using the new MME line Beloved.

I hope Dec is a fun and exciting month for you.

Saturday, November 14, 2009


I am super excited to find out I am having 4 of my layouts publish at SNR I just posted 3 of them in the prior post the christmas ones and this is the 4th one

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

It's November

It feels more like Oct here than November this is the 4 th day in a row we had temperatures in the 60's. Loving the weather. I was blessed to have the H1N1 this fall, oh my, I have not been that sick in for ever, I even said I would rather gift birth than get the H1N1 again.

I am busy getting some stuff ready to do class at the LSS in town. Excited about that. Doing some projects to make gifts, christmas cards.
Here are some of my recent creations

The 4 Amigos!!!
The kids when they were 5 nd 3 at our home in Blaine, Mn
Christmas at my sister
Nicole in Doug's sisters wedding

Sunday, September 27, 2009

What have I been up to?

I have 3 full weeks of work as a school nurse under my belt and it is going good so far, I am loving it, its a great atmosphere and everyone is so nice. I love being in a multi culture environment. Friday we had a wild black bear on the school grounds, that was freaky. He was trying to enroll then realized we only take Polar bears (school mascot) :)
Nicole has a full time job at Clayton Wisc school district, fun and exciting for her. Tyler has started his last semester at the Tech school then will transfer to UW Eau Claire in the Spring.
Doug is still working to hard, but at the same place

Recent Layouts I have created
I used my ebossing folder on the side for a border, this was fun paper from the PiggyTails-Yankee Doodle, Pictures are from when my nephew graduated from basic training in Atlanta Ga

Ava's first Hallowen, I colored with chalks, and heat and dry embossed

Got some great pics of Tyler and Lacy, love this collection from MME Oh-la-la for him

KI Summer Juicy collection super fun paper. A sketch and a scraplift from my friend KimB (thanks) Photo having lunch, while puting up the garage.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Sunday 09/5

Labor day weekend. I celebrated my 28th Anniversary with my best friend yesterday. We were able to listen to REO Speedwagon and Styx yesterday at the MN sate fair. My first date with Doug was a REO Speedwagon concert kind of Ironic that we were able to see REO on our anniversary. I started working on Monday at North High School, as a LPN/Health Assistant. I am really enjoying meeting new people. The kids start on Tuesday so that will be the test, I am excited to be apart of so many young peoples life and make a difference. Hope everyone has a great Labor Day.

Saturday, August 15, 2009


I cannot believe it has been 3 weeks since I blogged on here. Maybe helping with 2 other blogs and having a month long VC @ Wisconsin Scrappers and a Queen of Paradise Challenge @ CroppinParadise might have something to do with it.

So here are a few of the challenges I created and my projects.

Week #3 Challenge comes to you from Kathy: You have been on the island for two weeks and you are starting to miss your friends and family! Who is the one person you wish were on the island with you - do a layout about this person and journal about why you choose that person!

Lets go on a Picnic Whats in your basket, Each item that's in the basket will represents a item to include on you LO
I see in the basket 2 pieces of chicken = 2 Pictures, if your really hungry you can add a third
Potato Salad= Journaling
Bun, carrots and pineapple=3 embellishments
Chocolate chip cookies= a die cut or something cut by hand or paper piecing
Table cloth=PP
Napkin= Ribbon (this is a bonus mile if you add it)

Family stuff happening
I start my new job on Sept 2 I have a couple of orientation days before then. Nicole is starting a Long Term subbing position in Clayton, Wi for 6 weeks she is super excited.
Doug is still at McCarthy Cadillac fortunately his store survived the GM Bankruptcy, he is busy getting everything ready for the Minnesota State Fair.
Tyler goes back to school next week, he has one semester left of generals at the Tech school, then he will transfer to UW/Eau Claire, spring semester to start his Social Studies with a concentration in History. Hope this post finds everyone good and enjoying the summer. Thanks for looking :)
My sister is doing good she just got back from Sturgus. They are celebrating her youngest Grand Daughters Birthday today. Happy 2nd Birthday Haidyn

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Queen of Paradise Island Challenge!

You are suddenly stranded on a beautiful island paradise when your scrapping vacation cruise ship sinks unexpectedly…
you may not have saved your clothes, but you managed to save your scrap supplies!
You decide you love it in Paradise and never want to leave… but there is a tribe of natives who would rather you go. They become intrigued by your luxurious pattern papers and your guillotine style paper trimmers and decide that ONE member of your cruiseship party may stay and become their Queen…

Come join us at Croppin Paradise for our annual summer scrapping survivor-style challenge! There will be 4 big winners, including one Queen of Paradise! Scrap your way through our challenges, win immunity, risk being voted off the island, make some new friends and maybe even win the crown!
The first challenge will be issued on July 31st!

Sign in >>>>

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Travis is Married

Yesterday out neighbor and my second son :) Travis got Married to a great girl and a beautiful Bride, Belinda they make a great pair and I am sure they will have a great future together. Here are some pictures and a picture of the gift I made them. The whole family and there "friends" were actually there. Tyler was able to get a Saturday off. It was a beautiful day to get married outside in a park in Star Praire, Wi.
Picture frame I made for them


Mother of the Groom
Father of the Bride

Beautiful day to get married

Beautiful park
Mr and Mrs

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

A few things about this lucky Tuesday!!!Ok First I recieved a job offer and I accepted It!!I am so excited to be a new employee at School District 622 in Oakdale MNI will be the school Nurse for North High School, I am excited to be a school nurse again. I am looking forward to being a part of the community. Here is there website

Tyler, he saved a girl from drowning, he was tubing down the river in Eau Claire, with his buddies, they meet a group of girls and were tubing together, most of the day. One of the girls that was a little too intoxicated, she fell off her tube. She didn't surface, so Tyler dove off his tube, she was on the bottom of the river so he brought her to the surface, she was still breathing but motionless. He swam her to the shore, and she's ended upfine.
He's a hero YAY wow. He is also thankful for being a boyscout and learning to rescue swim :)

Nicole had a interview today for a long term sub ay Osceola Middle School it went well.Doug/DH is feeling left out he had no lucky episodes today lol :)

Monday, June 22, 2009

Mini Album

This is a chipboard album I made about me and my Sister

This also one of the projects I am teaching at the LSS in July

Monday, June 15, 2009

Weekly Challenge

I had the weekly challenge this week at CroppinParadise

My Challenge is to use Cardstock Only
yes NO pattern paper

Check out the thread at

Here is mine

This is my son at age 4 eating his favorite food!!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Recent Layouts

This is a LO I did for

These are for Croppin Paradise

Multi Photo LO I did a flip book in the right corner