Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Upcoming Scrapbook Crops

One of the reasons I started this blog was to have a common place to post about upcoming scrapbooking events that I hear about.  Some of these I am attending, some not, but all of them are put on by great groups of people!!

Let's start with the Wishes of the Heart Pajama Jamma Jam crops in 2012.  These are put on by Melody and Wishes of the Heart from Bonner Springs

April Pajama Jamma Jam Crop-Over Half full!
Taking reservations now!!! Now is the time to grab your friends and register for next year’s crops! Holiday Inn -  101 W 151st St Olathe KS only $75 per crop and includes a special designed shirt
Friday, April 20,2012 – 11am through Sunday, April 22, 2012 – 3pm

Friday, October 12 – 11am through Sunday, October 14 – 3pm 

In addition, I am going to Wishes of the Heart, Scrapbook Retreat House in Bonner Springs,for a weekend, January 6-8.   Last I knew she still had a couple of openings if anyone is interested.  You can check out time options and prices at the above link.

2012 Diva Designs Crop schedule...
January 28-29 in Topeka at the Holiday Inn Holidome
April 28 in Topeka at the Holiday Inn Holidome
July 21-22 in Lawrence at the Holiday Inn
October 27 in Topeka at the Holiday Inn
Prices vary, depending on if crop is a one or two day event and if you are purchasing a table or single

Tammie Livingston, Creative Memories Consultant, is holding a crop on Saturday, December 10th, in Hoyt, KS at the Community Center.  It is from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.  You can email her at for more information.   If you have no plans this Saturday, Nov 19th, I know she has one she is involved with here in Topeka also.  Contact her for more information.

Also, I have to say... Me and some cropping buddies went to The Shabbi Shack here in Topeka and did a Friday night and all day Saturday crop a couple of weeks ago.   The owner, Kim Bartunek, has done some amazing things with the place, was a great hostess, and is a very talented lady.  She does not have an active website at this time, but you can check out her facebook page for The Shabbi Shack and see what openings she has.  I know that we plan on going back in the near future, either or just a day crop, or maybe even to spend a weekend!!

Last, but not least, I am waiting for more details on a fundraiser crop at the Most Pure Heart of Mary Church here in Topeka.  All I know so far are the dates, January 13-14.   I will send out another blog with more information once I get it.

Do you know of any crops that I can post on here to share with others?  If you do, please email me at with as much information as possible.

Happy Cropping Everyone!!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Halloween with Izzy

On October 29th, the world lost a wonderful woman, and Heaven gained another Angel.  Brenda Kutina lost her very short battle with cancer.   Halloween was always a fun holiday for her, and she was looking forward to spending it with our Izzy B.  As some of you know, Isabelle is the daughter to my "little sister" Jennye from 11 years ago with Big Brothers Big Sisters.  

Last year, after Halloween had ended, Jennye and Brenda bought Izzy quite a variety of Halloween costumes, to use for dress-up as well as Halloween this year.  I was watching Izzy for a couple of hours the afternoon of the 31st.  Her first costume that day was the Bumble B costume that Jennye was hoping she would wear Trick-or-Treating.   I did a full layout of that, using an adorable layout designed by  They have the cutest page kits, but if you want quick and easy you better not try them.  My next layout was of my fashion show that she put on before I left that afternoon.  This page kit is by, another company I love, but much detail required.  Finally, Izzy completed the fashion show by showing up at my house that night as a spider.  Now that layout I did myself with some fun Stampin' Up paper and some embellishments.  Enjoy!!!

My Katie!!

Hi there-
Trying to play catch up on my blogging!!
A few weeks ago I attended a dynamite crop in KC.  It as called the Pajama Jamma Jam, and it was hosted by  Check out the site if you are interested in attending one in 2012 or if you want to see more information on this fun little scrapbook retreat house.

My primary goal that weekend was completing some scrapbook layouts with my favorite youngest twin :-)  Katie is my niece, and is handicapped.  She has what is best as described as a more severe form of cerebral palsy.  She is now 23 years old, and has been a blessing to us every minute!!  I found the perfect page kits by .  Here is a quick look at them, first as double page layouts, then as single closer shots.  Hope you enjoy them, as much as I do.   

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

A few personal challenges

Hi there...
I know I promised to share projects from my awesome scrapbooking weekend at the Pajama Jamma Jam, but I returned home and had a few personal issues to deal with.  In the past two weeks I have lost two dear people in my life.  We will lay the second one to rest tomorrow evening.  I hope to be back sharing soon, but my priorities have been elsewhere for the last several days.

Hope you are all doing well.