Friday, December 11, 2009

Tim Holtz Tags

Woo!!! Not much computer time for me lately!!! grrrr
I have been to busy with getting ready for Christmas!
Doing a lot of decorating, cleaning, still need to shop
& bake!! Why I'm spending so much time cleaning is beyond
me as I will have 4 little rug rats running around!!!!
Should be fun! I will have the whole family here on Christmas
Eve which hasn't happened for quite a few years, so I'm excited!!!
All 4 grandsons will be here which will be fun to see
them all together and really hoping I can get them all to
sit long enough to snap a picture of the 4 of them together!
Wish me luck on that one!!lol

I have been trying to keep up with Tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas!
Haven't had much time to actually do the tags but just keeping
up with all the chatter and every ones blogs of their beautiful tags.
I'm really in awe of some of you getting your tags done so fast!!!
Tryed to keep up with Mario's twitter the first couple of days,
oh my goodness!! All of the tags so far have been awesome, my product
supply has gotten so low I need to go shopping! And need time to play!!!
I did manage to get a couple of tags done, didn't have a lot
of what I needed so improvised! Hoping to get some time to do
some of the other ones.
Here's the two I have gotten done......

Have a good one!

Monday, November 23, 2009


I have been so bad lately neglecting my blog and pretty much everything else!! grrr!! I have been super busy with to many things! I have been working on a couple of projects that I just can't find the right thing to go on them! another grrrrr!! So I decided just to let them sit for awhile and maybe when I go back to them I will be able to figure out just the right thing to put on them. So I decided to do some layouts, love the vintage car! I want to thank everyone who leaves comments on my blog, I appreciate it so much!! Thank you!! And I do frequent your blogs also, and love all the amazing work I see!! I will try be better about leaving a comment.

Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!!
Have a good one!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Over the Top

Wow I was shocked when I opened my email and found out that Lori had bestowed this award to my blog! I'm so honored! Thanks so much Lori! I love your blog to! I to am from the midwest and I don't think I have an accent either but everyone else does! LOL. So, here's the scoop on this award:

I need to pass this award on to five people, post a comment on their blog to let them know, and answer the following questions with ONE word: (me one word, I don't think so!lol)

1. Where is your cell phone?… counter
2. Your hair?…straight
3. Your mother?…kind
4. Your father?…The best ever!
5. Your favorite food?…baked goods!
6. Your dream last night?…none
7. Your favorite drink?…coffee
8. Your dream/goal?…educator of the arts
9. What room are you in?…Dining
10. Your hobby?…art
11. Your fear?…economy
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years?...debtless
13. Where were you last night?…studio
14. Something that you aren’t?…hot tempered
15. Muffins?…Choc. chip
16. Wish list item?…lottery
17. Where did you grow up?…North Dakota
18. Last thing you did?…creating something for Christmas
19. What are you wearing?… sweats
20. Your TV?…On
21. Your Pets?…yellow lab, persian cat
22. Friends?…lots
23. Your life?…Quite until the grandsons come around
24. Your mood?…up beat
25. Missing Someone?…son
26. Vehicle?…Suzuki
27. Something you're not wearing?…make up
28. Your favorite store?…all scrapbook stores!
29. Your favorite colour?…green
30. When was the last time you laughed?…yesterday
31. Last time you cried?…last week
32. Your best friend?…L
33. One place that I go to over and over?…Walmart, Target & scrapbook stores!
34. Facebook?…yes
35. Favorite place to eat?…Red Lobster
And here are the lovely, talented people I have chosen to pass this on to:

Hels - Beautiful work and her humor cracks me up!

Linda - Known for her beer mats & bean cans!!! Love it!

Teresa Collins - Love her work!

Margie - She has been doing some great things and her Spark Event looked awesome! Over the top!

And of course Tim Holtz - The man that can create magic with a blink of an eye!!!

Enjoy your day!

Thursday, November 12, 2009


I have been creating really.... I have! But working on to many projects at one time and not finishing them! urh!!! Also I'm thinking of doing an event, so my mind is racing with ideas about that! I was in two scrapbook stores a couple of weeks ago and asked if they carried grunge paper or grunge board, one had never heard of it and the other said no one asks for it so she doesn't carry it.. WHAT!!! Seriously...I can't believe it!!! So I'm going to put together a grungy event to show people how to use it! I would like to do it yet before Christmas so everyone can put it on their wish list, I know it is on mine as my stash is getting low!!!! lol
So I have been busy figuring out classes, I'm going to throw in an ideaology project to!! Definitely need to get some products!! Here is a little glimpse of one of the grunge projects in very early stage....

Sorry picture isn't good, the project looks darker then should! Next time!
Have a good one!

Thursday, November 5, 2009


I love fall with all of it's brilliant colors! The only bad thing is here in ND we know what's coming next! ugh!! Soon the snow will be flying and Christmas will be in the air! I'm going to be very fortunate this year and have the whole family home for Christmas!! I can't wait!! Figured I better get my fall pages done then I will need to work on Halloween so I will be free for the Holiday season! Here are a few quick ones that I have gotten done, again my photography of them isn't the greatest need to work on that!

Have a good one!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Layout CHA Florida/Tim Holtz

I finished my layout so decided to post it today instead of tomorrow morning. Love using grungeboard & ideaology trinkets!!

Have a good one!


This might get a little long, I had such a great weekend need to post it!
Fri. 10/30/09 met my daughter for lunch around 12:30, after lunch we proceeded to go shopping. We hit JoAnn's, Hobby Lobby, 2 scrapbook stores, Target, Wal-Mart, and a grocery store and made it to her house 1/2 hour away by 5:30. Yes we were power shopping!!!! Nothing like going into scrapbook stores to get your creative juices going!! And when we pulled in her driveway this is what greeted us.....

Her oldest boy Caidin got sick in the middle of the night and still wasn't feeling good Sat. morning, we thought there would be no trick or treating, but by Sat. afternoon he was feeling just fine! Thank goodness! Then when we started getting ready to go trick or treating her youngest son Bridger decided he didn't want to go and wouldn't put on his costume, we finally left with him crying and still no costume on! Finally when he seen all the other kids he cooperated and by the second house he was into it! By the way, he loves candy!!! So after not starting Halloween to good everyone had a great time trick or treating! My first time being able to go with the kids, so for me it was a blast!!

Landi & Chad had a Halloween party to go to later that evening, bring on the peace!!!!!
What a great Halloween!!!!
And I did come home and got the creative juices going! I started a layout with a picture from CHA of Tim Holtz & I, using a lot of grunge and ideaology pieces. I had hoped to have it finished this morning but not happening! I should get it done today and post it tomorrow morning.
Have a good one!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Grungepaper Rose Magnet

I've been making grungepaper roses again, oh how I love grungepaper!!!!
I have been making the roses and adhering them to magnets, I plan on giving a few of these at Christmas time. Try them, very easy and inexpensive! Enjoy!

Have a good one!

Fall Decor

I needed a break from the Christmas album I have been working on so while watching my grandson Jackson (after he went to sleep) I created this fall decor. The pumpkin is so fun to do! Thanks for the inspiration Wendy Vecchi!

Have a good one!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Christmas Album

When I got home from our trip I started a travel album, got the cover almost done when this Christmas album that I started about two months ago kept staring me in the face. I decided I better get that project done before I moved on to another. I don't know why but I kept starting this album then putting it aside, maybe because Christmas was so far away, now it is right around the corner! Yikes! Another inspiration to get it done might be that I finally found some Distress Stickles Rock Candy, oh my gosh is this stuff addicting! Worked perfect for some of the embellishments for the pages!! I'm determined now to get it done so I can move on to other things!

Here is the cover.....

Here is a couple of pages I used the Distress Stickles Rock Candy on.....

I might still add some lace to the bottom of the snow man one if I can find some that will match. Already started on another page so I'm on a roll!!!!!
Have a good one!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


MIA here lately! Home sweet home, it is fun to get away but feels so good to get home! Had a good time in Kansas with Shad and family! Kevin is a riot! We went to a carnival (Kevin called it a party) it was so cute! Spent a very cold rainy day at the Zoo in Salina, glad to get back in the truck and warm up! But Kevin was very excited about the pumpkin he got there! Bob had an old Navy buddy come up and visit him from Whichita and had such a nice visit he ended up coming up another day. They had a nice visit and did a lot of catching up. On our way home we stopped off at a river boat casino, nice break but of course didn't win anything! We also stopped off in Watertown, SD at a scrapbook store (I had been looking for one the whole week) and scored some distress rock candy, can't wait to get a chance to play with it!!!! It was a quick stop and I only had about 20 min. until they closed but managed to grab a few things, I got a couple of Tim Holtz masks so anxious to play with those also! Of course I came home with about 200 pictures so need to get those printed!

On Sun. I had to go see Jackson and see his new hair cut, they cut off all his curls!! Boo Hoo! Looks like a little boy now instead of a baby! They grow up way to fast! Missing Landi & family big time, haven't seen them for about 3 weeks, my limit is 2 so hope to get together with them soon!

Hope to show some projects next post.
Have a good one!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Tim Holtz Inspiration-Christmas Creativity Curio

Getting to go to Shad's after all, I have a busy day ahead of me today getting ready! It is a long awaited visit!!! So looking forward to seeing him! He has been really enjoying his time off spending a lot of time with his little boy since returning from Iraq. I do feel bad I had to cancel a class I had scheduled there! But there should be a lot more visits to Kansas as they bought a house there.

Here is a little more inspiration from Tim Holtz, my Christmas Creativity Curio.

Have a good one everyone!

Monday, October 5, 2009

A little bit of Tim Holtz-A little bit of Wendy Vecchi

Monday October 5th already! Wow, where has the time gone! Very cold here, talking of snow this week, yuk!!!! Had a pretty quiet weekend, about the only thing I did was go visit Joey's family on Sat. Joey was making salsa, Heidi says they have enough now to last at least a year! lol.. They only planted two plants and got so many nice tomatoes off of them. We played a lot with Jackson, he tryed on his halloween costume for us, he looked so cute! He is going to be a puppy and says trick or treat when he wants to! He has a new saying now when something drops or doesn't go right, ohhh man! So cute!

I did get a chance to finish this project inspired by Tim Holtz.

I also was inspired by Wendy Vecchi's blog and just had to try Wendy's technique of gluing patterned paper onto grunge paper and making the rose. My first attempt was a disaster! I had glued patterned paper on the front and back and it would not do anything!!! So went back and read how she did it and found out she didn't put it on the back, so tryed again and it worked so much better! I will have to make some more of these!! Love those roses!!!

They were so much fun to make, those two are the best!

Have a good one!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Fall Festival/Layout of Wendy V. & me

I have been busy, busy, busy! I had a garage sale Fri. & Sat. so that kept me pretty busy for a while. Glad it is over, they are a lot of work! On Sat. after the sale we went to Landi's and on Sun. we went to a fall festival, had so much fun! Of course the beautiful weather we had been having had to turn and it was cold, windy & rainy! But we had a good time, so fun watching the kids!

Here is a layout I did with a picture of Wendy V. & myself at CHA Orlando. I used the tags Wendy was demoing and gave to me, one was from CHA Anaheim & the other from CHA Orlando. Added a lot of grunge paper embellishments using Wendy's stamps. Love her stamps!!! I took a copy of the back where she signed it and made a little tag out of it.


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Christmas Tag & Calendar

Had a great weekend, babysat Jackson on Fri. night, then back over to Joey's for supper on Sat. night, he makes some awesome BBQ sauce! Canned salsa on Sun. and cleaned and went through stuff getting ready for a garage sale. I even managed to squeeze in some play time, made this christmas tag. So hard to believe it is right around the corner!

And here is a calendar that I started over a month ago and just finished it!  Made with grunge board, grunge paper and Wendy Vecchi's awesome stamps!  I've been loving the color combination of blue & orange lately!

Hoping to start a travel album tonight while watching Dancing with the Stars, woo hoo!  Love that show! 
Headed to Shad's next month so thought I would get a jump start on a travel album. 

Landi & family might come up this weekend, really looking forward to that!  Seems like I can only go a couple of weeks without seeing all of them!  Poor Bridger got stung by a bee on Sat. right on the nose, poor little guys eye is all swollen, I feel so bad for him!  Hope it gets better soon!
Have a good one!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Altered Art

Beautiful Mon. morning here. I'm so grateful that Shad is now home from Iraq and back with his wife & son! I haven't had a chance to talk to him yet as it was late last night when he got home, but looking forward to his phone call today!

I had a productive weekend working on some altered art projects for classes. I guess it pays to babysit grandson until 2:00 in the morning! I love fall with all it's beautiful colors and Halloween is right around the corner. How about a little Boo holiday accordian decor for the season, full of bats, spiders, witches and even a vulture, display on a mantel, end table etc. Again my photography isn't the greatest, I really do need to contact my professional photographer neighbor to take pictures of my projects!

Altered frame with grunge paper rose and a ornate frame with grunge paper rose. Learn how to make these grunge paper rose's, as Wendy would say they are addicting!
These make wonderful gifts for any occasion and Christmas is right around the corner!

If you are interested in doing any of these projects for a class, contact me for info.
Have a good one!