Thursday, July 29, 2010

Cha Roadtrip

Today my sil, Tina, and I started our roadtrip to the CHA in Rosemount,Ill. We  began at  8:30 am with a packed car, our map, and a list of craft stores  to visit along the way. We made it to Rockford, Ill  around 8:30, tired but excited with all our new purchases, it was like Christmas in  July going through all of our bags!!  We found and went to 4 stores and tomorrow morning we are going to hit the Hobby Lobby before heading to SuperShow.  We  are so excited!!!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Fabulous Friday Sketch : July 23

This is a layout I did from  a sketch created by Judy at  The paper that was used is from Crate Paper,Inc and the lettering and swimming suits were cut from the Life's A Beach cricut cartridge.

My Dad recently purchased and moved into an apartment  complex that has a pool.  For Fathers Day, we had a barbeque, in honor of him, at his new place.  In all of my 44 years I have never seen  my dad in shorts let alone a pair of swimming trunks.  And there he was in a suit AND  in the pool !!!    Most of the family was there, 8 of my 10 siblings, and we had a blast!!!  At 76 yrs of age, I give my Dad  alot of credit. I just LOVE him to pieces!!!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

PeachyKeen Stamp Challenge- Summer Destinations

For this challenge you needed  to create a card or layout based on you favorite summer destination and needed  to include one of the 3B's,  buttons, brads or bling.  I did a layout of my grandson, Philip, with his first fish caught.  It was caught at our favorite place,  StoneyBrook, and  spent with our favorite little people,  our grandkids.

Throwback Thursday Challenge

The ThrowBack Thursday  challenge this week was to make a card for your favorite  holiday using the Wild Card cart.  Being I do not own this one I had to improvise.  For the moon and Santa/sleigh I used  Christmas Noel, the snow hills are from Everyday PaperDolls and for the houses I used Handyman.  Looking at the card, can you guess what my favorite holiday is ??

Monday, July 12, 2010

My CHA purse

My Sil , Tina, and I  will be going to the CHA Super Show in Rosemont, Ill at the end of the month. This will be the first time for both so we're going to do it up right.  We thought of flying out there but then  realized that that would take all the fun out of it.  So we decided that we'd  take a little road trip instead. We got together this past week, made some hotel reservations, planned our route and found some scrapbbook stores , to stop at, along the way.   We are both fiskateers, #6811 &   #5736,  and want to show some fiska-pride while we're road trippin' so we are  looking at accessorizing in Green and Orange. Tina came across these green satchels  at Target  and we decided to dress them up a little bit.  This is what I did to mine, I can't wait to see what she did with hers!! 

Sunday, July 11, 2010


We had the the week off and now I'm sad to say that its back to work tomorrow?? We spent alot of time up at our property in Pequot Lakes. We relaxed, worked, shopped, visited , crafted,  drank....we just had a great week!!!   But all good things must come to an end and back to the real world we go. But I must be grateful that we do have jobs to go  back to  and its because of those jobs that we were able to enjoy what we do have.