Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A Photo holder for your desk or home,,,

Create a cute way to hold your photos and so easy to create.
I used the fun line from Basic Grey Marjolaine
Supplies needed
2 pieces pattern paper, brads, yarn/string, paper piercer, ribbon, glue, tape runner, foral stem wire, empty paint can, corner rounder, round styrofoam around 2 1/2 inches wide and 5 inches in height and foam brush or sponge,

My DH picked up quart size empty cans for a couple bucks at Home depot.
Cut your paper to fit on your paint can, Top 2 3/4 bottom, 2 inches.
in addition you will need one small piece that covers the entire can 5 and 3/"4 I used the same as the bottom, the 12 inch pieces do not fit completely around it.
Adhere with your favorite adhesive I used glue.
Corner round the top of your paper, then put your brads on. Now you can adhere the pieces around, the can start on one side of the paper you place on the can first.
Use a round needle nose pliars to round the top of the wire and flatten it, for the photo holders I made 3 holders. wrap the wire around a small marker or pencil, if you like that look

small strips of paper to fold and crimp to put in the top

Place your ribbon around the center, covering the seam. I used a brass ribbon holder in the center of mine. lace up your brads
Put your styrofoam in the center crimped paper to cover the center, and put in the metal photo holders.
Happy creating

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Nov Is here

Hope fall was good for everyone. I had a chance to spend some time with 2 of my cousins at a crop to raise money for the fire department. I had a fun day, here are a couple layouts I did at the crop.
I had fun working with the Basic Grey Origins line
These Photos are fron June we were all together at my cousins graduation party

I love these cute photo's of my great niece and nephew, its amazing how much fun they can have at age 4 with a pole, We had a fun day and nice celebration of Travis graduating

Saturday, September 25, 2010


What has September meant for you?

September has been eventfull for me and my family.

I am back to work which is good, I love the work I do at the high school. I have a new co-worker and that is going really well.

Tyler turned 23 yesterday. Happy Birthday

Sadly sept brought the passing of my husbands sister. We all knew due to Lisa's physical and mental challenges she wouldn't live to be 100, but it did come unexpectadly for us at age 42.
Spunky’s giggles, squeals, and screams will be greatly missed by all of us who loved her.
I hope everyone is having a great fall.

Friday, August 6, 2010

week 4 at camp paradise

This weeks I had I arts and crafts and choose to do distressing and inking.I used several different methods for my layout, I want to see a LO that has at least one example of distressing with a tool. I also want to see some ink on the page.
Here is my LO for the challenge. I just love this great picture of my daughter and my Dad. I also used a line from Bo Bunny Petal Pushers, (available in the CP store) such a supper fun and cute line and perfect for the photo.

I realised I did not post week 3 of camp, I had sports and rec. I did a 3 legged race and the challenge was to create a LO using the rule of thirds. Here is my completed project of my daughter getting her first tatoo. I did some misting and masking in my LO also. This is another line from Bo Bunny The collection is flower child, another great line by a awesome company.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Fun Layout I created!!

Most of you know I LOVE Bo Bunny they had a challenge on their blog
This was a fun challenge, The challenge was to get inspired by the title of your favourite TV-show or movie.
I created a fun Layout using the tittle My Girl, remember this chick flick.
On croppinparadise
Nubia had a challenge for Camp to write a letter home for journaling. I combined the two challenges and this is what I came up with.
I found some favorite paper of mine by BoBunny the Alissa line. It was perfect for these challenges and for a page in my album I am doing, on my experience with my daughters engagement.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Week 2 at Camp Paradise

Ready for smore fun!! I have the Campfire challenge at CroppinParadise

These are my favorite campfire treat.
Yummy chocolate use brown as a dominante color on your LO or Craft to represent the cracker.
A yummy roasted marshmellow, lets have some white space in this LO in honor of the star of this treat!!
also add a touch of color to represent the fire (yellow, orange, red, etc) to make the yummy treat. I hope you enjoy this awesome treat!!

I love this line by basicgrey Origins, check it out in the store!!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Camp has started at CP

The online scrap camp at Croppin Paradise where I am a Design Team Member started yesterday. I hope you can join me there for some fun and inspiration!!

Here is my challenge
Outdoor Education- Welcome to camp, you have just arrived. As you look around you see the cabin, nature (flowers, grass, and trees), a beautiful lake and a sign with the camp rules

My challenge is for you to represent 4 elements, the cabin, nature, water and rules in a Layout, how ever you chose to represent the elements.
Remember, your layout should be posted to this thread via direct link and/or photo insert by Wednesday, July 21st at midnight! - Once your participation has been verified, you will receive a badge in your signature line! (the more badges, the better!)

Here is my sample

This is the second page I did of my son's first tattoo

I love this fun paper by BoBunny , flower child line. It just reminds me of nature, greens, reds, yellows etc.
I used brown letters in the title and some embellishments, it represent the wood my cabin is made of.
My picture has blue in it and I added some blue embellishments to draw out the color.
I did Journaling to represent the rules.
I hope you enjoy your first week and I can’t wait to see your creations.

Here are some of the details
Camp Paradise, there is something for everyone! Each week there will be 9 challenges issued; one in each of the following camp inspired categories:
Mess Hall
Outdoor Ed
Cabin Life
Camp Spirit

You may choose to complete 1 camp activity or all 9, it is up to you; however, each camper will earn a “merit” badge, which will be displayed in their signature line, for each challenge completed for the week. The camper with the most merit badges at the end of camp, wins the Grand Prize, which includes a $30.00 Gift Certificate to the CP store, an Always and Forever album kit from Bo Bunny, a Making Memories jewelry kit, the pink “Scrap Queen” tee-shirt pictured below and more!

Camp challenges will be issued each week on Thursday. You will have until the following Wednesday at midnight (EST) to complete as many challenges as you want to or are able to complete. At midnight the weeks’ challenge threads will be locked and badges issued for each camper who completed the challenge and linked it to the appropriate camp challenge thread!

For more details and to register go to this thread

Monday, June 28, 2010

Sketch Challenge

My two favorite sites to visit and participate.

I am doing this weeks sketch at CroppinParadise from my friend Cheri's blog/sketch site

When I asked Cheri about using a sketch here was her responce "You're welcome to use any of the sketches anytime. I would suggest telling them to link up their layouts with mister linky by July 5th so they can get in on the drawing. It's a really nice gift from Reminisce. But you would have to use one of the June sketches for that...."

Here it is:

Heres my take on it

I hope you love it as much as I do!! I hope you participate at both places for 2 chances to win.

Sassy Little Sketches

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Recent Layouts I created

I am reorganizing my scrap space!! thats always fun. I now have a computor just for photos and my cricut. so I need to make room for that. Here are some of my creations I did.

These photos are from when we took Tyler for his first tatoo. A bulldog in memory of his cousin sam, who also has a bulldog, tyler included a broken chain on his tatoo to symbolize the loss of his cousin.

Photo's taking trees down at our house, talk about monkeys swinging from the branches.

Join me at Camp Paradise

Super excited to be a counselor for this Summer Event!
I have lots of great memories from my childhood of going to organized pioneer girl camps, to camping with my family. I can remember, cooking over the fire, making smores, singing camp songs, making friends, swimming, canoeing, making leather crafts.

So whether or not you had the opportunity to attend summer camp as a child you have the opportunity to experience Camp Paradise by joining in the fun from July 15th – August 15th

Make new friends, complete some projects and win some prizes!
Watch for more information at the forum in the coming days!

Want a chance at the "pre-registration" prize? - Check out the details here at the Croppin Paradise Blog you could win a $15.00 Gift Certificate to the CP Store! (where new things keep popping up every day!)

Cannot wait to see you all at camp!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Its fathers day!!

div>Hope you have a great Fathers day!

I was able to spend time with my family over the past 3 days, it was great and with my sisters family so far away it was AWESOME!!

Here are a few pictures from the gathering yesterday at my Cousins graduation

My parents and my family
My parents and there grand children, great grand children
my son, nephew and husband my sister, my dad, mefamily Thanks for looking!! Have a great day!!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

summary of spring.

My Family with my Aunt

I had a new year of experiences in my career, school nurse at a High school of 2100 teens. I absolutely love going to work everyday, this has been a great experience. I did 2 years of school nursing back in the 90's. I am happy to be going back in the fall. Right now I am on summer vacation!

Doug went to Arizona to help my parents pack and drive them back to Minnesota from there winter in AZ. Its nice having them back, I miss them when they are gone, but so happy they are able to do this.

Mom and Dad
Just wanted to share a couple of photos from over the spring. I was able to spend some time with my Nephews and there familys there kids are getting so big.
Braxton 4 and Haidyn 2

Haidyn decided to comb and style Aunties hair so I did hers and she did mine.

Tyler does get to come home sometimes, I miss him. Of course this trip home dad had to fix his car. I will take whatever time I have with him. Working fultime and going to school fulltime. I grab pictures when I can, he hates it.
Our dog lacey had to get in on the action too.
My dog~Brutus he's soooo... cute
The happy Couple, busy making plans for there wedding, save the date July2, 2011

Monday, June 14, 2010

It's summer vacation

Today was my last day of work until the fall. I am excited to have some time to get caught up on things, do some re organizing, personal and my house.
I had a chance to scrap with 14 awesome women, 2 weekends ago. It was an amazing 3 days, stress free and relaxation. Good food, good friends, laughs and scrapping. Hope your summer is off to a great start.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Scrap Camp

I am super excited to e a part of this awesome Month long adventure at CroppinParadise
If you are looking for inspiration and some awesome fun and prizes come and Join us.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Spring is in the air

If you love your cricut as much as me keep a eye on this new and up coming blog
This is also a fun blog, with great cricut Ideas

I think I am finally over my winter cold. I am ready for spring!!!!It has been nice here the last week in the 40's and melting the snow.

Some exciting news!!! My daughter got engaged on Valentines day!! I am super excited to get a son-in-law!! We are having fun making plans for the big day Summer 2011

Here are some things I have been working on, I can share my floating frames now since there owners have them.
My Brother in law (John) and his Granddaughter(Ava)

My sister and I when we were little

My husband and I

Hope your enjoying the start of spring!!