Thursday, November 29, 2007

Weekly Crops Starting

Come join in all the fun! Every Saturday at This is a new scrapbooking site. If you need some inspiration or just to hang out and have fun we have what you are looking for. Each Saturday we will be having mini crops. And there are chances to win great prizes. Right now we are having a referral program and the more people you invite to join the more chances you have to win. We look forward to seeing you there.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

The weekend before Thanksgiving

It was the weekend before Thanksgiving and all was crazy. Me at home fighting a cold, baking for the upcoming holiday, and wrapping Christmas gifts. LOL Yep that is my life in a nut shell right now. No time for scrappin...and I miss it. I hate it when life gets crazy. I did however find time to make my bestfriend a card for Black Friday. It is tradition for us to go shopping the day after Thanksgiving. Crazy some us it is just girl's time. I got the idea for the card out of an old paper craft magazine. I just love how it turned out.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

I Had so much fun!

Ok so this weekend I decided to make an acrylic album for my sister's birthday next weekend. Well to put the holes in the acrylic I decided to try out my fiskar's drill. Ok I have had this drill for 5 months and have not used it. All lI can say is it is AWESOME! It is so easy to use and it went through 5 sheets of acrylic no problem. Also, on accident it got my kitchen table too....My dh just laughed at me. This has to be one of my new favorite tools. Once I get the album all done I will post pictures. I just hope my sister love it.

Monday, October 22, 2007

3 Weekends in a Row of Crops

OMG, I am going to have 3 weekends in a row of cyber crops. I have completed so much stuff. The first one was for Scrapncircle where I completed several layouts and this great card that I love so much.
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It is made with Heidi Grace fuzzy dot paper...(I LOVE THIS) and cardstock. Metal plaque by creative imaginations.

Then this past weekend I found a great new site called (Thanks Jeri and Momma for inviting me) The ladies are so nice and gosh I got tones more fun. Thanks to momma for this great challenge to alter a canvas.

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This was made with basic grey and various materials that I had around.

This weekend is the crop at Who knows what is in store there. If you are interested in playing let me know and I can help you sign up.

Happy Cropping!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Crop for a Cure is over

Who would of ever thought I would be so exhausted over hosting a crop. Over 50 challenges and lots of prizes later it's over. I hope the ladies had fun. I just wish we had more participation. I can't wait to see what the final totals are for donations! Thanks so all that helped put this on. IF you get a chance you should go to and check out the gallery. There are alot of great creations there.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

I'm so Excited

I was named Queen of the Birthday crop at The School of Scrap! All weekend long I worked and worked on challenges and had a blast! Got lots of cool birthday cards done, as well as some pages for a couple of albums I am working on. Thanks so much to all the girls over there for hosting a great crop!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Ok I'm addicted

To U tube....There is so much on there. I spent 2 hours the other day just watching different scrapbook and crafting videos alone. There are alot of good ideas out there. What did we ever do before computers??? Library what is that??? So if you get a chance check it out, like I said there is lots of cool things out there.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007


Well I am excited I got my first two sponsors for the cyber crop. Ok so it is my mom and sister but hey that doesn't matter...LOL So much going on right now, lots of cool things are coming together for the crop. Lots of challenges, lots of prizes, and games. I so can't wait. It is going to be lots of fun. If you haven't started getting your pledges you better get hearted. Remember the person with the most pledges wins a prize.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Crop for a Cure!

Each Year 182,000 women are diagnosed with Breast Cancer and 43,300 of those die. One in every 8 women has or will have develop Breast Cancer in her lifetime. Also 1,600 men will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer and 400 of these men will die this year. This year cancer has hit close to home to one of the members of our site. We have been there to support members and family of members who are fighting Breast Cancer with our prayers and love. But, we feel we can do so much more to help benefit them as well as other families fighting the same battles. is preparing it’s first scrap-a-thon and auction to help raise money for a breast cancer clinic in Texas. The event will be held October 8 – 14, 2007, to help promote Breast Cancer Awareness month. We are asking our members to take pledges and donations to help for this cause. Each member will be asking the community to sponsor them based on how many scrapbook pages they complete during the week long event. Pledges start September 9, 2007, You can get your pledge sheet at .
We hope you can come and join us to help a great cause. We have some great companies that have sponsored us with lots of great prizes for this crop. For more details or to sign up register at We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

We are so proud!

For those of you that don't know my daughter has decided to join the Army after she graduates in June. Today she is signing her contract and swaring in. I know that some people in my life don't necessarily agree with this decision. This is going to be the best thing for her. She is young and adventures and this will help her see there is life outside of her small town. Her father and I couldn't not be more prouder of her and we support her 100%. It is sad to see your children grow up. Just another chapter in our life that we are beginning. I look forward to sharing her adult life with her and supporting her in her decisions. Alyssa my love all the best to you. And no matter what people do or what people say just know that nothing is more important then what you want to achieve in life and that you have to love and support of your family to back you up. This is the most important lesson you will learn. We Love You!
Now I can officially say. Yes, I am a PROUD Army mom!

Monday, August 13, 2007

My Winning Layout

Here the the picture of the layout I did at the Scrapbook Expo Crop and won 2nd place. I got a great prize pack with Rusty Pickle paper, chipboard, and some alpha stickers. I started with an 11X17 piece of acrylic. I added some basic grey and holy cow rub ons. I also added a chipboard flower and It is a really simple layout and I just love how it turned out. I can't wait to work more with acrylic. I think my next project is going to be a mini album. Now I just have to find a subject!

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Scrapbook Expo!

We had a blast at the scrapbook expo yesterday. I bought sooo much paper it is insane. We took a class called 25 ways to use chipboard and it was fun! It was a great day just hanging out with the girls. Another neat thing happened. I entered a layout for the layout contest and won 2nd place. I was so excited!

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

10 Day Till the Expo

Only 10 days left. I am so excited! We are going to take a class, shop and go to the crop on Friday night. Is anyone else going to the scrapbook expo in San Jose, on the 10th? If so let me know and maybe we can meet up. Just got back to work yesterday from vacation. Man it is so hard to get back into the swing of things. Hopefully I will catch up soon. LOL

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Ahh Vacation

I love vacation, time away from work and the hussle and bussle of the city. Today is a down day on our vacation. Thunderstorms are running through this morning and lots of rain. For this cali girl rain in July is unheard of . But I love the rain and I am just sitting her staring out the window. We have done so much this vacation...4 wheelin, fishing, shopping, baseball games, fish frys, weinie roast, and swamp fest. So much going on and that was just our first week...LOL I will be soooo tired by the time I get on the plane to fly home.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Crop Hop Coming Soon!

Crop-A-Latte Online Crop Hop - July 25 - 29
Webmasters click here for info on how to participate
What is the Crop-a-Latte Crop Hop? It is a multi-website online crop.
The layouts and projects created for the different challenges during the crop can also be submitted to all the participating sites and vice versa. You must register at each different site's message board to participate in their challenges.
Please keep your eye on the blog and forums for more details. The Crop will be on our Message Boards as well as on participating sites message boards. Come join us for fun challenges, classes and games.
Sponsors for Crop-A-Latte Challenges:
Lettering Delights

*You must register at the participating sites to participate in their challenges
*You can use your layouts/projects in multiple challenges
*All layouts must be uploaded to the participating sites galleries and the specific message thread for the challenge. (example: If you are participating in a chipboard challenge, and you do a page that works for that challenge, make sure you post the layout/link in a message post in that challenges thread.)
Download our toolbar for instant access to our site and message boards from your internet browser, all the challenges from the participating sites will also be added to our toolbar for the crop hop.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Another Sunny Day

Another Sunny day in Cali. I guess I can't complain. 78 yesterday! Whoo hoo. At least we are not up into the upper 90s yet. (Knock on wood) But I know it is coming. Not much going on around here. Have a bbq/swim party for the gstroop today. That should be fun. I thought that I would also share this picture of Alyssa and Sam. This was taken at Sam's ROTC awards banquet. Don't they look great? We are so proud of both of them. The both want to enlist next summer after high school.

On the scrapbooking front is having an online crop this weekend I am going to try to check that out. Also, the gdt at is still wide open, so you should check that out. So after the party tonight hopefully I will be able to get some stuff done. I need to start organizing all the cards that we are sending to the military hospital. I have set a deadline of July 15th so hopefully they will all start rolling in soon. Thanks again to all the wonderful people who have agreed to help out our gs troop. Well everyone have a wonderful Saturday, I am off to clean house.

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Cards for the Troops

Hi, our Girl Scout Troop is working on a project to send packets to a military hospital in Germany. We have asked for help from our service unit and have received none. :-( So let me fill you in on what we are doing.
We are making card packets. These packets would contain blank decorated cards so that the wounded soldiers could use them to write home with. We are going to put these all in a packet with a pen and maybe stamps. Depends on how much help we get. We have a contact with a hospital in Germany who is anxiously awaiting these.
If you would like to help this is what we would need. Decorate cards, they can be any theme no specifics. Pretty easy!! Please just make sure that each card you make has it's corresponding envelope with it. Once you have completed the amount of cards you would like to send email me at and I will get you the mailing address to send them to.
We will collect all the cards put the packets together and send them to Germany. We would like to have all the cards to us by July 31, 2007. This will give us time to get them out.
Thanks so much for your help! My troop appreciates it. As a leader you want them to succeed at their projects so I am doing my best to make sure they do. ~Michelle
PS For all of you that help us out and donate cards everyone's name will go into a drawing for a great scrappy surprise just to show our appreciation!

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

In the Works

Ok so I thought the summer would be quiet but I guess not. I have some exciting projects in the works that I am super excited about. 1st project is going to be a charity cyber crop to benefit breast cancer. We are working with some big companies to help sponsor the crop. I am sooo excited about this one. The 2nd is going to be our father daughter dance for Girl Scouts. Yes for some of you I swore the last one was it...but here I am again. This dance is going to be in the fall and I think I am leaning towards famous hollywood couples as the theme. This should be real exciting. We leave for vacation on the 13th of July and we will be gone for 2 weeks. I am looking forward to the time away. I have my new camera now so I am excited to go and take some awesome pictures. Minnesota has such great beauty. I get to meet one of my online buddies while we are there. We are planning to hit the mall of out here we come. LOL So stay tunned for details on the charity crop. I promise it will be alot of fun!!!

Monday, June 4, 2007

Exciting News

These last few days have been very exciting. Have you every had those moment where the world is going your way, and you can't explain why?? Well yesterday I found out that I was picked to be on the blogger team for What a honor. I can not wait to start my term. Then today I get an email from Prima flowers and this is what it said.......

Hi Michelle,
Your name was chosen as the Prima Pick of the Week!!! In order to claim your prize please verify that you are from the US or Canada by sending your full name and address.
If you would agree we would like to post your photo on the blog along with the announcement. Please send a photo (about 4x6 or 300k) to this email.
Congrats again!!
:) Sharon
Oh my goodness I could not believe it. That soooo made my monday. So look for me on the prima blog!!!

Saturday, June 2, 2007

This just in....

July Guest DT Challenge has just been posted on Take a look and give it a try.

This is gonna be a fun one girls....Cant wait to see what you all create!This month we are looking for a mini album ...i know ...i know i was shocked too JULY GDT CHALLENGEThis month we are looking for a mini album....these are so fun to create and there are many different albums out there so we want to see your creativity flow. With it almost beeing the 4th of July we thought it might be fun to see some Unique "Stars and Stripes". Now this does not mean you have to use the traditional Red, White and Blue...we wanna see anything with "Stars and Stripes" any color. Requirements:Any Album 8x8 or smaller-could be 8x8, 6x6, tag book, ppr bag, envies...the possibilities are endless.Stars and Stripes: We would like to see your creativity here...paint...glitter...bling...stamp...find a unique way to alter your Stars and Stripes. Cover and at least 4 pages: At least one photo on each page...excluding the cover.Please post this in the gallery under July GDT and link it back to this thread. Deadline for this project is June 26,2007 The current DT will vote and we will announce the winner July 1,2007. This must be a new submission and not posted in any other gallery until the contest is over.

Happy Mail Day!

Today was a wonderful happy mail day. I received my AWESOME prize from Friskars for winning the challenge on Cropalatte. I also got a great present from MichelleS for being art student of the month at schoolofscrap. Thanks Michelle I can't wait to play with it all. I also got some new clothes in the mail that I ordered. I tell you it was a happy day!!! I cleaned off my scrap table so I may see what I can do. I want to play with all my new goodies. Hope you have a wonderful Saturday!

Saturday, May 26, 2007

When Life was simple

Remember when life was simple? You didn't have a care in the world? You were invisible! You see something on tv and you think to yourself thank god that will never happen to me! Then all of a sudden with a blink of an eye your world changes forever. What takes just a matter of seconds to undo will take years and heart ache to fix. Kids are you most precious thing in the world. You want to keep them safe and let no one at them. You teach them right from wrong. You tell them don't do this, don't do that, and never talk to strangers, don't eat that bug. You wonder to yourself have I taught them enough? Did I do my job as a parent? You just never know. ... Sorry for the rambling many of the things that are going through my head right now. ...

Monday, May 21, 2007

What a productive weekend

It was a great weekend. I got some spring cleaning done and still had time to play lots. Went to see Shrek. Not as funny as the first 2 but it was cute. I decided to join an online crop at the last minute and that ended up being a really good thing. It is a new forum just starting out I found them on They are a great group of people and lots of talent on there. Wish me luck I also applied for their design team. I figure if you don't try you won't know....right? I got 5 layouts done and 2 cards. You should see the mess I have on my kitchen table. It will be fun tonight cleaning it up. NOT! LOL Here is my favorite layout from the weekend. I just got this paper from it is the basic grey pheobie....LOVE it. Thanks Jeri for getting it to me sooo fast.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Yeah it's finally FRIDAY!!!

And I am sooo excited. I think my scrappin mojo is coming back. Probably due to the fact that I went through 10 magazines last night. Yep I took the jump and started taking out the stuff that I like. It is amazing how much room clears up when you toss them away. I have noticed though that I only like a few things out of each magazine, so it will be nice to have a smaller book. So I can't wait to get the rest of those cleaned out. So I found the martha stewart site today while surfing the net and I still don't know what to make of her new line. I was watching her show last night (thank you tivo) and I realized her style of scrappin is very basic it is kinda like going back in time. If you haven't seen it take a look Let me know what you think.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Shrek 3....without a child???

Yes, this morning dh and I decided that we are going to see Shrek3 by ourselves without the daughter. She is not coming down this weekend so we are on our own. So we are trying to decide when is the best time to go...I can't wait to see it.
Well I have started my spring cleaning. I hate to clean but I am hoping that making myself get rid of things will simplfy my life. I am doing one small project a day to not feel so overwhelming. I keep looking at my scraptable and just walking away. I am taking Michelle's advise and going through all my scrapbook magazines and taking out the things I like then getting rid of the rest of the magazine. I am hoping to put a book together with just ideas. I think that is such a great idea. But we will see how much we get accomplished before vacation. I guess it is a good time to clean cause I have been in such a scrap funk lately and I haven't done a thing. DH still has to fix my printer...I love that printer!
Boy I am rambling today...I guess I better get to work. ARGH

Monday, May 14, 2007

Monday Monday

We had such a nice weekend. We went to Oroville to see the hometown parade and to visit family for mother's day. (I will post some pictures later) Everytime I go home I realize how much a miss the small town feel. I saw my old boss and his wife (WOW how 7 years changes you) and I saw my bestfriend and her boyfriend, and I saw friends from high school. They shut down the whole downtown area and had a huge car show, chili cook off, craft fair, and carnvial. We spend hours just walking around. It was great to just hang out with my parents. But now back to reality. Back at work this morning. Ahh Monday Monday.........

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Scrapncircle's June Guest DT Search

Can you believe we are talking about June already?Do you have what it takes to be part of the inner circle? Your challenge for this month is to create a layout using FLOWERS. We want to see your most creative use for this very popular embellishment!!! Post your layout in the June Guest Designer gallery! We can't wait to see what you come up with!!! Layouts are due by May 25th. The winner will be announced by May 31st!!!
Ok I finally took the plung into the blogging world. We will see how it goes!