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:)

Thursday, January 10, 2013

New Reminisce Layouts for CHA!!

I was SO excited to start working with the new lines I was given from Reminisce!!  They always do an awesome job with their Real Magic Lines lines so well and the It's A Dog's Life line is ADORABLE!!  Now I'm really happy to share my creations:)

Here is my silly Millie, with her fresh Easter Haircut!!   And her new stuffed duck!
 Isn't she just the sweetest:):)

And I used an OLD photo for my Real Magic layout.  This was taken back in 2005 when the City High Dance Team went to Nationals in disney World.  It was so special that my girls got to experience this together:)
Make sure to check out Reminisce's website to find out when you can order their awesome new lines!!
Thanks for stopping by:)

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!!!!

Welcome 2013!  Looking forward to the new year.  Not that 2012 wasn't a good year:)  But it's always fun to start fresh!  I don't have any resolutions but the things I most want to accomplish this year are:

1) Take better care of myself, BUT learn to accept I will never weigh what I did when I was 30!  I'm not focusing on weight anymore, just on being fit.  If I lose a few pounds along the way, thats great!

2) Get my house ORGANIZED!!  It is a MESS-not dirty, just a mess.  Now that all three kids have moved out, I think:), I'm going to go through each room and de-clutter.  It may take me all year!!

3) Scrapbook more.  After more than a dozen years of this hobby I still love it as much as the first day.  I just need to make it a priority.  It's not like I don't have a little product to work with!  I also want to apply to a few Design Teams this year.  I was on a few, and still design for Reminisce!, and I miss the challenge.

4) Read more.  Besides scrapbooking, it's what I love to do in my spare time.  A book a week is reasonable, especially since I have about an hour a day at work that I can read.

I think that will do it for now.  I have it down it writing to come back to.  Holds me accountable:)

Now a couple layouts to share.

I created these layouts with the new Signature Series from Reminisce.  Make sure to check the other paper and stickers in this line.  They've covered EVERYTHING!!