Friday, February 29, 2008

Sure Looking Forward to the Weekend

Well, it's almost time for the weekend! I hope I can get some scrapbooking done this weekend. I'm sure looking forward to the Daily Dose class opening today at Willow Traders and also seeing the first sketch tomorrow.

Here's my first layout with the sketch from the class.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Wow, What A Week!

So, we are doing well here - trying to clean things up a little bit. Mark is finally almost ready to sell his house. We met with our favorite realtor today - Cheryl. She seems to think the house has potential and should sell rather quickly. Who knows though with today's market.

I have been making cards this afternoon. Sometimes that's what I feel like doing. Carolyn talked me into !! ordering some more things from Stampin Up, so I feel like I better use some of the things I have.

I attended part of Marian Catholic High School's Operation Snowball this weekend. The kids were great and I think they had fun. I feel like the time I spent as Director of our Operation Snowball is one of the biggest contributions I have made to Marian.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Things are Breaking All Over the Place!

AAARGH, First it was my cricut that stopped working, and now the microwave went kaput. Right in the middle of popping popcorn. How weird. It just stopped, no warning, just an I'm tired that's it for me.

The news on my cricut is that they will send me a refurbished cricut for $50. I decided to put the $50 to better use and bought a new Cricut Expressions. I have been wanting one anyway, so now was the time. It is nice! It has lots of new features that I don't even know how to use yet!

Here's a new page of my niece Emily. I used TLC paper which I have had sitting around for awhile. I like how it turned out.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

So Frustrated

AAARGH. I've been having a problem with my Cricut for the last few days. I haven't been able to cut ANYTHING since Sunday when I was trying to use the Design Studio and then it stopped cutting. The maching goes through the motions of cutting, but isn't cutting through the paper. I've been trying to get through to customer service by email and by phone, but have had no luck. I hope I can get things fixed soon! DH Mark says I can get the new Expressions if I can't get this one fixed, which I appreciate, but I just want to be able to cut again!

Here's a valentine mini-album I made for my DH. Sh...don't tell him!

Sunday, February 3, 2008

I Won!!

I can't believe that I won a free pass to the Double Dutch Daily Dose Class at Willow traders. It is a class that is designed by SusieQScrapbook. It is an online class that is going on through the month of March. She is a great designer and I'm really inspired to scrapbook when I use her sketches. If you'd like to check it out, go to the Willow Traders website - link to the left!

Here are a couple more pages that I have been making lately.

By the way, do you love Stampin Up? If so, my friend Carolyn McCaughey sells Stampin Up. You should check out their new catalog at

I'm thinking of getting the Scallop Circle punch along with a couple of other sets so I can take advantage of the Sale-A-Bration sale going on now.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Feb 2, 2008

I'm new to writing blogs, but I'd like to get some of my creations up on the web, so I'm going to try this out. Eventually, I'd like to have some contests here, and give away some scrapbook supplies!

I was so disappointed this last week to find that my LSS - Scrap N Crazy - in Bradley, Illinois, was going to close. I was just starting to design some things for them, and now they're closing!
Best of luck to those ladies, they were great.

Here are a couple of my recent pages: