Sunday, September 18, 2011

O' Christmas Tree

I wanted to share this adorable project I completed yesterday!!  Maybe I shouldn't share that I bought it almost a year ago and started it soon thereafter :-)

The box drawer is from 7 Gypsies and I used one of my absolute favorite Christmas paper packs from last years Stampin' Up line.  I saw this at our favorite local Scrapbook Store, Scrapbooks, Etc.   I just had to take a picture and recreate it!!   This will make a fun Christmas gift for a special someone, but I can't say who.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Creative Memories Crops Coming Up

Cut and pasted from my Creative Memories Consultant and Friend, Tammie Livingston.  I won't be able to attend most of these, maybe the one in November, but wanted to share with all of you.   Get with Tammie if you are interested :-)   Everything past this point is from Tammie!!

SCRAPBOOKING SEASON!   Fall is my favorite season of the year.  Not only because of the crisp, cool air and the changing fall leaves, but also because it means more time spent indoors for my favorite passion - scrapbooking:-)  There are several crop opportunities coming up that I wanted to share with  you.

My Croptoberfest Crop will be held on Saturday, October 15th from 9-9pm at the Hoyt Community Center ( just a few minutes north of Topeka on Hwy 75).  It will be a fun-filled day with lots of prizes, delicious food, great gifts and more.  To register, you can complete the crop registration form found at under My Files.  Registration if paid by 10/1 is $25 all day or $35 with meals.  After 10/1 registration is $35 for the crop and $45 with meals.  Let me know if you would like to pay with a credit/debit card.

Also, a consultant on my team is holding a mission's trip fundraiser crop on Saturday, October 1st from 10-10pm in Carbondale.  I will be attending for a short time but wanted to invite you to attend the crop too.  If you are interested please let me know and I can forward the registration form to you.

Other upcoming crops: 
Friday, September 23rd - Meriden, $5 due by 9/18.
Saturday, November 19th from 10-10pm at Hoyt
Saturday, December 10th from 10-10pm at Hoyt

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Croptoberfest Fundraising Crop

I promised to use this to share upcoming crop information.  I will not be able to make this one, as we will not get back from vacation until late this day, but maybe some of you are interested.

It is called Croptoberfest and is being held in Carbondale, KS from 10 a to 10 p on October 1st.  Contact Jamie Clark at  if interested.  She is a fellow Creative Memories Consultant.
Register By 09/15 - $35 without meals and $45 with meals
 After 09/15 - $45 without meal and $55 with meals.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Mater Dei Crop was a BLAST


Let me start today's blog by Thanking God for this Great Country we live in!  It seems hard to believe that it has been 10 years since the world was shocked with the events of 911. 

I had a great time yesterday at the Mater Dei 9-10-11 Crop, with Shelley & Stacy, and all the great kids and parents!!  Boy, do they spoil the croppers.  The kids help you carry in all your stuff, it included two awesome meals, LOTS of snacks, unlimited tea and water...  and the kids help you carry out your stuff.  I will be posting when they have their next one, as we suggested one per quarter :-)

Not only did I get lots of time with friends and lots of good food, but I got some fun pages done too.  Thanks to for some great kits that I had purchased.  See the two pages below with the Snake and Giraffe, as well as the Easter Egg Hunt pages with the adorable Bunny!!  The Hip Time pages were decorated with my Animal Kingdom and Cuttin' Up Cricut Cartridge.  Sorry for the bad coloring.  I have yet to perfect taking pictures of pictures!!

Also did some fun Make 'N Takes with the Stampin' Up Consultant.  Ordered some of the necessary punches, etc... Hope to share those in the next few weeks.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Scrap Your Trip

As I ready myself for a Scrabpook crop tomorrow, I am excited to get home and find an order of some scrapbooking goodies in my mailbox.  WOW!  This is my first order from but there will be many more!!  Awesome paper for my Colorado pages, my South Carolina pages, and my camping trips this summer with my hubby.  

My friend Christine told me about this site and I had not had a chance to check it out.  Putting together some "kits" this past week I decided to see what they had for Colorado.  What I found is that they not only have stuff for travel, but for EVERYTHING.   Scrapbooking a favorite sport, a holiday, a hobby?  Check this site out.  They have a little bit of everything, and with reasonable prices and shipping!!

Happy Scrapping.  Hope to share some pics on Sunday of some fun pages I get done at the Mater Dei crop tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

A favorite project for a favorite person

This is one of my favorite projects!!  A little over a year ago, my friend Anne was diagnosed with breast cancer.  Some of her friends put together a team to walk in the Breast Cancer Walk here in Topeka. I joined, very eager to support such an awesome person.  As a gift for Anne I put together this "board book" and had as many team members sign it as I could prior to presenting it to her.  I hope she enjoys it, as much as I enjoyed making it for her.  The board book is one of those things I bought at a Diva Designs Crop.  You know... they show you something that is so cute you just have to make one for yourself.  Well, two years later I found the perfect subject.  Here are a few more pictures!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Starting a Blog

Happy Labor Day- The day I met my husband (in person) six years ago, after meeting him online a month earlier.  I call this a good day, so I thought it would be a great day to take on a NEW challenge.  Wait a minute!!!  Did I just say that Brad is a challenge?  Oh yes!!  Relationships are a challenge, and mine is no different. 

I hope you will enjoy my blog, where I will learn as I go. 

I am an avid scrapbooker, card maker, paper crafter, etc,... A lot of my creations don't get seen by many, so I decided to start this to share them with fellow crafters, family, and friends.  I also intend on using it to share upcoming cropping opportunities that I hear about, some of which I am attending, some not.  

Every once in a while I might post about a favorite book I just read, or a great movie I just saw.
On that note, I just finished "The Help" this morning.  AWESOME!!   And, I watched all eight seasons of a great Australian series called "McLeod's Daughters" in the past two months.  You can view them online thru Netflix.  Again, AWESOME!   See, my hubby works nights and we don't see much of each other, so I have lots of time to crop, read, and watch great movies. 

I hope you all enjoy my blog and feel free to let me know if you have a cropping opportunity for me to share, especially a fundraising one.   I am big on fundraisers and good causes, so happy to share ANY type of fundraisers on here for my followers to see... well, almost any!!! 

Well, I will sign off my now.  I will try to post at least once per week, sometimes daily.