Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Tuesday Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

For those not aware I had a deviated septum, and my sinus passages were blocked nearly completely on one side. So I had it repaired and everything cleaned out.
The procedure went very well, the Dr is very pleased with the results. The pain has been very controllable.
I had my post op appointment this am, the took out all of the packing in my nose, that really hurt but it is much better now. I can already breath better, I am glad so far that I did it.
Hubby is home waiting on me it's soooo nice, he is making lunch right now (he-he)
My pain is not horrible and easily releived with medication. I cant do any stooping or lefting more than 10 pounds for a week.
Have a great Day

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Published~MOA~DT Shipment

I am super excited about a few things today.
I am super excited, the new edition of SNR (scrapbook news and review) came out today. I have 3 Layouts in this Months On-Line Magazine :)

My wedding, Me and My handsome Groom

My daughter Nicole and My Dad

I had lunch at the MOA~Mall Of America with 2 of my on-line friends that I have been to a crop with , so fun to see Heather(from Superior) and Cherie, she brought her family with, they are from Nebraska, It was great to spend time with them.

Then when I got home from the MOA there was a package
on my front steps, from CroppinParadise my first
Design Team Package, I am so excited to work with these
great products. Check them out at the store and check out my creations there too.

Thanks for looking.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Monday 3/23

I had a fun girls weekend with my Sister and daughter, It was fun to share my hobby with my sister who has never scrapped before. We spent some time scrapping and making a birthday album for a gift. A great bonding weekend.
For the Design Team @

my assignment this week is the Weekly Challenge.
The challenge is all about Squares Use at least nine squares on your project/layout, with at least three of them being photos.
Here is my Layout from Ava's Birthday party

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

My first DT assignment

I did the Inspirational Challenge today at Croppin Paradise

This Weeks Inspiration is about Photo's with a twist.
Photo's are my inspiration-
My challenge is to take this beautiful photo

Make a layout/project based on what the photo inspires to create. It can be anything as your inspiration like a color, shapes, lines, theme etc.

Here is mine:

I was inspired by color, waves, tree, and sun.
Thanks for checking out my challenge, I can't wait to see what everyone creates. Have fun!!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

How did I find my way to online communities?

This question was a SQOTD at CroppinParadise

so thought I would share my answer.

How did you find your way to online scrapbooking communities?
How did you find your way here to CP?
How has your participation in online communities effected your life?

Wow where do I start, the online community has made such a big difference in my life. I have developed as a scrapper, thru classes challenges and have friendships that will last a lifetime. I am recently going through some hardship, since loosing my job a week ago, and I have gotten some mail from those friends, phone calls, emails, Pm's (they do me)

I was board one day and I Google searched Wisconsin scrappers, and I came across a message board ran by my good friend(now) Angi this was about 3 years ago I had never even seen a MB before. I participated on there, got to know the girls, then Angi talked me into going to Wisconsin scrappers weekend crop a little hesitant, I had never been to a crop, I had never meet anyone before, would be going alone and it was a 4 hr drive and 125 dollars. I went and had a awesome weekend. I am still friends with most of these great ladies and usually see them twice a year.

Then I eventually found other forums mostly through my on line friends either in there siggies or by word of mouth.
Last summer I meet 25 girls from another site, ladies flew in from Germany, California, Texas, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, AZ it was incredible
Then at the last weekend crop I went to I was talking to my friend who is a DT and she encouraged me to go for it.
So she told me about this pub blog and calendar http://www.pubcalls.blogspot.com/
I wanted to find something new or small so I watched. I found Jakes ad and the rest as they say is History (in the making)
So as I tell my hubby every time he says I have been on the computer "I Love my Computer, all my friends live there"

SNR Blog-a-log

SNR E-Zine is having it's yearly Spring Fling, they do a blog-a-log were they feature a blog each day in there newsletter and wisconsinscrappers Blog is being Featured on 3/14 check out the info and fun Treat Bag tutorial I did @ http://wisconsinscrappers.blogspot.com

Wiscrappers http://www.wisconsinscrappers.com/ is a site I belong to and co-desgn the Blog with my friend Angi.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Recent scrap book Layouts I did

Here are the Layouts I made today
I scrapped a couple of my wedding pictures. I started out with white cardstock and used a blending technique with ranger inks to give it a burned edge look,and creating a distressed vintage look.

Here are some recent ones I did. Using Close to my Heart Emporium line. These pictures are from Fall 08 when we helping my parents rake.

These are layouts using the Reminance Line of paper, love this paper, the LO of Nicole, just add a pic and embelishments and your done.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Monday 3/9

My first day of not having to work. Spent alot of time on the phone and doing errands. My son Tyler is on spring break so it was great to have him home. He made us spagetti fordinner it was yummy. There are so many things going through my head today. I did have a panic attack, was able to get myself out of that with Tylers help, it has been years since I have had one of those. I still am in shock of how my live was changed so quickly but still am not clear as to what I did to get terminated. Oh well live goes on I know I did the best I could do at my job with the tools I was given.
Hope you have a great week.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

DT Annouced~ I'm in Paradise

I'm so excited to announce that I've been selected to be on the DT at Croppin Paradise
The forums are great, fun and talented and the shopping is Awesome, lots of new products, fast shipping, and great prices.
Come on over, say Hello and join the fun in Paradise!! Once you get there you wont want to leave.


Its unreal how in one day your life can be totally changed and turned upside down. I went to work on Friday as I usually do and when I got there I was asked to meet with my boss's boss.
I have worked for this company for 18 months, I had a average review, have never been written up or even talked to about my performance. She says we are here to tell you today is your last day of employment at SCO, "we have decided that you just are not the right fit for the company."
WOW talk about blind siding someone.
So with that said I join the ranks of thee un-employed!!!
All I can still say today is wow are you freakin kidding me!!
So Life will most certainly move forward but yeah, wow, nice reason to be fired.
So I am still in shock and ahh... and dazed and confused.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Ava's Baptizm

I don't usually struggle with LO's but this one had me struggling, not sure why, so I stopped working on it in Nov, then took it out in Jan, got it mostly done, to where I liked it. This is my badluck LO I think. I put some vellum on and used glue I hadn't used before, and it said it would dry clear um.... yeah right. It also shrunk my paper, so yesterday I took it out and re did it, the LO actually turned out pretty cute.
Of course it couldn't be with out incident yesterday, I spilled on it, adhesive remover, smudged the glitter writting and stickles, lucky it got completed.

Sorry about the shawdows but I will take sun any way I can get it


I decided to try out for a DT position @ cropin paradise.

The deadline is over now I wait

All I can do now is hope that they like my style and decide that I am the right choice for there site so I wait. They will decide sometime this week.

Have a great Sunday.