Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Happy Summer!!!!

Hope you are enjoying your summer!!  I know that I am, but it's going way too fast.  How can it be August when it was May yesterday????????   I quit my job in May and couldn't be happier:)  But I will look for something else after the Holidays.  NO retail this Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  AND I will get to go to any Hawkeye football game that I want to.  Don't get my wrong, I did enjoy my time at Eddie Bauer, but glad to be done with the stress and drama!~

I've made an effort to scrapbook more these days.  Shelly and I went to two crops this year!!  That's a record for me I think:)  Got tons done.  I decided to focus on Christmas and Thanksgiving done.  I've never really scrapbooked any Holiday pictures.  But the amount of Christmas paper that I've accumulated is ridiculous!!  I did make a dent in it though!!
In this layout I used "Eskimo Kisses" from Basic Grey  I think it's about three years old!  I have a TON of it!  I do have a weakness for Basic Grey Christmas papers:)  This was from Christmas 2012.

 This layout was done with old October Afternoon.  I don't remember the papers, but I'm pretty sure it was called "Holiday Style"  From 2012 as well.  Love my pets.:)
Finally a layout of Miss Molly and her new computer!!  This is REALLY old Crate Paper-really cute line.  Don't remember the name but is very whimsical:)

I've been "cleaning" and purging my scraproom like crazy lately.  I can't work in it when it's such a mess.  I've also just spent the last two weeks creating for Reminisce.  Lots of fun new lines from them.  Had a great time working with all of them.  Hope to be able to share them soon!

Thanks for looking!!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014


I love using sketches and there are so many of them out there.  Two of my very favorites are Creative Scrappers and Page Maps and I have a couple of layouts using their sketches to share.

The first one is from a Creative Scrappers sketch.  It is number 259 and I've shared it below.

I love the four square design!!  Here is my take on it:)

Katie and her friends went to the Iowa vs. Iowa State game this past fall and these are the pictures from their tailgating fun!!  I used Simple Stories Summer Fresh line for most of this layout.  The background paper is old October Afternoon.  There are some Thickers thrown in there and a piece of custom flair from a flair for buttons.  I'm really please with how it turned out and love the colors!  Perfect for an Iowa vs Iowa state layout!!

The second layout from Page Maps I actually found from Scrapbook Cards and Today's facebook page.  It's a two page layout and it was fun to do one for a change.  I usually do one pagers.

Here is what I created with it.  The picture isn't the best.  Having problems with my camera right now!

I used a favorite from Jillibean Soup for this one.  The line is called "Cold Avocado Soup" and I LOVE it!!  This is my third project from this line.  The colors were perfect for the pictures I used.  they were from Nationals, Katie's first year on the Iowa Dance Team.  I also used some Thickers and some custom flair from "a flair for buttons"  

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out all the great sketches out there.  They are fun to use and really help when that old creative block comes to visit:)

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Happy Saturday!!  It's so nice to have the morning off.  It's so pretty out, with the snow falling!!  I'll head to work about 12:30 but for now I'll just relax on the couch and drink coffee!!!

I've spent a lot of time in my room, trying to get it cleaned up from the CHA work that I did for Reminisce.  It's looking okay:) so I spent some time Friday working on a new layout!    I probably should have cleaned bathrooms or something but I had some new product from Jillibean Soup that I was anxious to work with.  Her Cold Avocado Soup has to be my favorite line yet!!  The colors are fabulous and I love the family theme to the line.
Back in October, Katie and her friends organized a Mother/Daughter weekend in Chicago and one of our activities was a cooking class.  We spent the evening cooking, eating and getting to know each other better in a fun little shop called "The Wooden Spoon".  It was so much fun and the food was fabulous!!!  In the pictures, Katie and her friend, Alex, are working on the pizza we had as an appetizer.  YUM!!!!!
Here is what I've done with this line so far.  I know there is more to come!!!!!

The papers I used for this layout are:

Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy your Saturday and I hope you have some time to be creative:)

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year 7 days late:):)  Hope this finds you all well and warm!  Just remember, the days are getting longer and spring is just around the corner!

I'm going to try and revive this poor blog!!  First up is a fun project I created for a new Scrapbook store that opened in Cedar Rapids back in July.  The name is Scrapmania and it is on Collins Rd across from Lindale Mall.  You should check it out.  Stacy is doing a wonderful job!

A cute little mini using BoBunny paper and one of their 6 x 6 chipboard albums.  The line is called "Zip a Dee Doodle"  Lots of cute embellishments to go with is as always:)

Thanks for stopping by today!!  And be sure to check out Stacy's store.  It's worth the trip!!

Friday, March 15, 2013


Happy Friday!  I hope you all had a great week!  I have-I've been home all week on a little "staycation" from The Creek.  It has been awesome!!  I've caught up on some reading, cleaned out a few cupboards and last night I hosted a Stampin Up party for some friends.  We had a good time and made the cutest card!  I can't wait until I get my order!  Thanks Angie , for a fun evening!

I also spent some time going through pictures and files on my computer.  Talk about OVERWHELMING!!!!  I seriously take too many pictures.    How many pictures of Kyle at home plate do I need??:):)  Or Katie doing the fight song??  Well, there are a few less right now!

While going through my pictures, I came across this little mini I did that I guess I've never shared.  I used a mini album from Maya Road and the papers are from the "Posh Line" from Teresa Collins.  I printed a bunch of my favorite  pictures in black and white for the album.  I really love how it turned out.  Lots of special memories.:)

Thanks for looking and enjoy your Friday!!!!

Friday, March 8, 2013

My New Look!!

What do you think of my new look????  I LOVE it!!!!  I'm so excited-it is beautiful:):)  BUT-I'm not responsible for it!  The SOOOOO talented Megan Klauer is the creator of my much needed update!  She took a look at some of my favorite things and came up with a perfect design-the colors are my favorites and I love how she added the state of Iowa to the header.  How many times can I use the word "Perfect"?? :)  Be sure to head over to her blog and check out her many talents.  Thanks so much Megan.  It's just perfect.

I'd love to share a couple of layouts I designed using on of my top favorite companies, Jillibean Soup.
Katie brought home some good friends from Chicago for a Iowa Football game and they all stayed with  Jim and I.  We had such a good time with her friends.  She is a lucky young lady (and she knows it:)) to have such wonderful friends.  They spent some time downtown with old friends, a little time hanging out at the Noesen house and then an evening at Kinnick!  There's nothing like Hawkeye Football at Kinnick stadium, under the lights!!  Jim was able to round up enough tickets so that they all could go.  Lots of fun:)
I used Jillibean Soup Country Pumpkin Chowder for both layouts.  As always, I LOVE the colors!

Thanks for looking!!  And Thanks again Megan for making me pretty:)