Sunday, December 7, 2008

Tis the Season

Boy there has been so much going on this past week my head is spinning. It seems like Christmas will be here before I know it and I haven't had a chance to enjoy any of it. Here are a couple of Christmas projects that I have got to work on.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Christmas Crafts have begun!

The Christmas creativity has begun. I am in trying to get myself in the Christmas spirit. It is just going to be a wonderful holiday.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

The Fisk-a-Friendzy was AWESOME!

Thanks so much to Angela and the Fiskar's team. This weekend in Virgina City ROCKED!! It was great to meet new friends and enjoy the afternoon. If you would like to see some pictures here is the link. I have not yet edited these so please excuse some of the problems.

To all the great ladies I met this weekend I look forward to keeping in touch with you.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Santa Is Here

Well the Santa's workshop challenge started today on You still have time to sign up. We have also posted our first dt stuff on there. There is so much creative stuff going on right now. I leave next weekend to attend a fiskateer even in Virgina city, NV. I am so excited. Not only do i get to spend the day scrapping but I get to have a wonderful weekend away with my dh. I am sooo excited about that.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Santa's Workshop Contest

During the holiday season do you sometimes hit that creative block? Do you need that perfect gift or card for someone? Well we can help!

Join for a 6 week contest to help inspire you to complete those Christmas projects.

Starting November 1, 2008 we will be posting a project a week that you will have to complete by Friday of that week for judging. (each of your enteries must be upload in our gallery and then linked back to the thread.) The best part of the contest is NO ONE is voted out. Each week our panel of judges will vote on the top three projects for that week and they will receive points according to where they placed. The person at the end of the 6 weeks with the most points will be the winner!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Join Us Saturday

For World Card Making Day. We will have lots of challenges and inspiration. Check us out at

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Well it's time!

This weekend is the Grand Opening Crop at You have to come by and check out all the great challenges and games that are being played. So the crop starts on Friday Hope to see you there!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

I am so excited!

I am going to be attending the Fiskateer Event in Virgina City, NV. I so can't wait for November to get here. Dh and I are going to make a long weekend of it and have some fun for ourselves. If you are interested in going check out the Fiskateer site and become a member to join in the fun!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Halloween Card

This is just a quick halloween card I did. This was my entry for one of the challenges over at The skeleton was a plastic toy that I kept from halloween last year. I think it turned out cute.

If you are in the mood to win prizes check out for daily challenges. Just make sure to tell them I sent you.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

The Girl's Weekend Is set!

October 4th in chico we will be having a girl's scrappin afternoon. The time will be 1-5pm and the cost of the crop is FREE. So if your interested contact me and i will give you further details. Remember this crop will be in conjuction with the charity crop on Don't miss out pledges have already started.

Also coming soon is the grand opening of Come check out all the challenges and prizes that they are giving away.

The kitty above is my kitty. For those of you that know I am working to create corsages and centerpieces for an upcoming event. Well she thought she would supervise and roll around in the flowers. I just love how cute she looks.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Girl's Scrapbook Weekend

Well if you live in Northern California and you like to scrap then let me know. I am working on putting together a girl's weekend at the end of September. If there are not too many people then I will hold at my house if we are lucky and get lots of people then we will move it to another venue. So let me know if you are interested.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

SNC 2nd Annual Crop for a Cause

Well it's that time, time for Scrapncircle's Charity Crop. This year we will be raising money for flood victims in the midwest. So if you would like some more details check out We start taking pledges September 1st. Hope to see you there.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

What a busy week

Well the time has come and Alyssa is leaving for Army bootcamp this week. In the middle of this I am planning a surprise 60th birthday party for my dad. What a busy week I have ahead. The card above is the invitation to his party . They are simple and I got to use alot of my scraps up. Well wish me luck to get everything done.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Summer Fun

I just love this little altered paint can I did. This is a prima flowers bucket that I added some sand, shells, and a sticker on the front of it. This is a picture of my friend's daughter and I gave it to her as a gift.

It is amazing when you can make something out of left over trash. This month at SNC we have a challenge to do just that. If you get a chance go over and check it out.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Happy 4th of July, not sure if I will get a chance to in the next couple of days to get on here so I figure better early than late right? Life is crazy right now. We are starting a new 8 week card contest at Scrapncircle. If you get a chance you should check it out. The prize is going to be worth over $75.00.

I found this new scrapbook site that is so neat. Besides having scrapbook stuff on it, it also offers a place for people to post about different types of crafts. I look forward to seeing what people have to offer in other crafts. If you get a chance check it out.

Monday, June 30, 2008

Guitar Hero

Ok so I have had these great pictures of dh for a while and have been wanting to scrap them, but not just scrap them in the usual way. So yesterday I sat down and spent 4 hours working on this. I paper pieced the guitar dude and the book with the screen. I am happy with the way it turned out.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

I am Cinderella

Gotta love fun quizes....

You Are Cinderella!
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Dignified and hard working. With a gentle and soft-spoken manner you have something many people don't. Patience. Even through the moments of heartbreak you're still able to hold onto all of your hopes and dreams. Bide your time; your dream will come true.

Which Disney Princess Are You?

Ok I thought...

My creative energy was coming back but it just isn't. I don't know why it has gone. I did manage to complete a few challenges for the SNC Stalker monthly contest. But on the cool side of things we are going to be starting a huge contest at It is going to be an 8 week contest. That is all I can tell you right now cause it is hush hush. So more information to follow...

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Ok I suck

I suck at this blogging thing but I have a great excuse. We finally got my dd graduated from high school. I can't tell you all the planning, buying, organizing, buying, decorating, buying, celebrating, and buying some more. But it was a wonderful time for all of us. Now in just 4 weeks she will be leaving for the Army. So in the mean time to keep my mind off it I am full speed ahead with the job hunting and trying to do some scrapbooking.

This is a layout I managed to do today. This is for one of the challenges at for the monthly stalker program. If you haven't checked out the monthly challenges you should. jeri has been able giving away some AWESOME prizes.

Friday, May 30, 2008

New Love!

Pink Paisley-It is so yummy. This layout was done with pink paisley, basic grey, and new YUMMY YUMMY prima flowers. I so need to find more of this stuff.

On a personal note we are officially 2 weeks from graduation. There is so much to do to get ready for graduation. I think I need a vacation...LOL

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Memorial Day weekend, so much to do this weekend. But as we take a step back from our lives on Monday to remember all of those who have passed it makes you think of so much. As I will watch my dd do her last color guard for ROTC my thoughts will be to her. Her new adventure she will be embarking on in the Army and how we are so proud of her. Please take time this memorial weekend to think about all the young men and women who have chosen to protect our freedoms and that they will all come home soon.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

I am Live

Check out my new business web site....

Lots of new and exciting things starting. I can't see where this adventure leads me. Thanks so much for all the support I have been given by my family and friends.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Check out my basket blog

Check out for a free give away on my basket blog...

Who doesn't love free stuff???

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Who doesn't like sketches?

Or who doesn't use them from time to time. Check out this new site starting in the middle of May. They will be posting sketches for our inspiration. I can't wait to see what they have instore.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Boy it has been awhile

Boy it has been a while since I have last posted. So much going on here in the McDonald house. Well we took Alyssa last weekend and she got her graduation dress. Boy has time flied. I can't believe she will be leaving in July. That brings me to another point, Alyssa is now living with us. It has been a big change for all of us but dh and I love every minute of it. So scrappin wise I have been busy working on graduation presents and graduation cards. You always think you have so much time to complete things but you really don't. So wish me luck I am going to lock myself in my scraproom.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Stop 6 on my around the world challenge

This stop was in Rio. We were to use bright colors, scrap an event, and use lots of bling. This is the cake from my daughter's 16th birthday. The topper on her cake was on my 16th birthday cake and her grandma's 16th birthday cake. It is a family tradition and now they are put away for when her child turns 16. TFL

Friday, March 28, 2008

Sharks Win!

Ok so one of the things I miss about the bay area is going to Shark games. I love the excitiment of hockey and being there is the best. Well the Sharks tonight won the western division, it was such an exciting games. (Lots of fights LOL) So all I have to say is......GO SHARKS!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Stop 4 on my around the world challenge is Antarctica

This week they wanted to see white space, a handmade embellishment and you could use color but it all had to be the same color so I chose pink. My handmade embellishment is the flower. This is a picture I took of alyssa just 2 weeks ago. She and her friend were outside goofing off so I decided to get out my camera. I love how the wind is blowing her hair away from her face. TFL

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Spring Has Sprung

I love spring it is like a new beginning. This is one time of year I missed the most about living in the city. The colors of spring and the new baby birds are all out. Even last night we pulled weeds in our yard. Can't do that in the city. I know this time is going to pass too quickly and we will be in the 110 degree weather but for now I am just going to try to enjoy it.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Stop 3 on My around the world trip is China

This week's challenge was to create a round layout, all in blue tones, and to add some sort of bird on it. This one was hard for me but I think it looks ok.

Monday, March 10, 2008

The Ball is finally over

I can't tell you how tired I was. But it is over and it looked great. To top it all off Alyssa won Queen of the ball. She looked so pretty. The pictures above are of the entry way and the ballroom. Not bad for 2 hours of decorating.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Stop 2 on My around the world trip is Egypt

Here is my layout for the next round at This week we had to create a layout with purple, gold, a crown, and a picture larger thatn 5X7. I procrastinated but I got it done.

Monday, February 25, 2008

A Father's Love

Is the first layout that I did for my around the world journey on the web site. I am excited how it turned out. This is my favorite picture of Russ and Alyssa. I took the picture last year at her military ball. Now six more challenges till the end of the contest. Wish me luck!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

My new project

So I creative this for a friendship challenge on the Friskateer web site. I just love how it turned out. I actually made this for my sister and it will match her room I hope perfectly. I can't wait to see her reaction.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Exciting Layout

Ok this weekend I made a layout that I am really excited about. I did all the doodling by myself and I love how it turned out since I really don't like to doodle. And all my favorite layouts have lots of flowers and this one is no different. I am just really happy overall. Thanks for letting me share.

Friday, February 1, 2008

All Ready to go

Well I am already to go for my girl's crop tomorrow. The table is cleaned off the goody bags are ready to go, now all i have to do is wait...The waiting is the hard part..LOL


Oh and I had some help today. What would I do without her?

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, January 31, 2008

End of January

Can you believe it is the end of January already? Where did the month go? It seems like it was just Christmas. There is so much going on right now with starting the new business and helping dd with her military ball. We are a month away from that and there is still so much to do. We have however started the centerpieces. We made these great candle holders out of wine glasses and vellum. I am very pleased on how they turn out. Now only 1,000 more things to do, PLUS get a dress, and hair, and nails, and and and........LOL

Monday, January 28, 2008

So Much Fun!

Ok so yesterday I got out my new cricut expression and the software and decided that I would try to figure it out. Well I had a so much fun and I made these great scrapbook quotes for the walls in my scraproom. I just love how they turned out and I can change them at anytime with no major damage to the wall. Now the next question is what do I cut next???

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Well I did it

I opened a new blog for my new basket business. I am so excited and scared at the same time. If you get a chance check it out, and if you need a basket then send me and email...Thanks!

Superbowl Widowers Crop

Do you feel like a widow when football is on? Why not join us at for a weekend crop on February 2nd & 3rd. There will be lots of great games and challenges to jump start your creativity for the new year. So gather up the gang and make a party of it. I am gathering up my friends and we are going to have a potluck, music, and lots of girl talks. So get your cropping gear on and we will see you there.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Oh my goodness

It has been a long time since I have been on here. So much has happened in the last couple of months. DH and I both got layed off from our jobs, we moved over 150 miles away from our old home, DH got a new job, I am looking for a job, and I GOT MY SCRAPROOM! I am sooo excited. Oh and our new house is okay too...LOL

So here are some pictures from my room

Ok, so I still have lots of work to organize but here is the pictures so far.....

My cutting station
From the far side of my room
Table for when I have friends come over or large projects
Album storage, dd's scrapbook stuff, and tools (look there is the bigger curtain I made)