Thursday, September 25, 2008

Gearing up for Halloween!

Well it is that time of year! Time to begin thinking about halloween. Each year there is a tradition at our house that our daughter goes out trick or treating with daddy and when they come back she rings our doorbell for her final trick or treat stop! Each year I do something special up for her. So I had this cute little gable box and the brand spankin' new Cloud 9 Designs Halloween fun line and decided to create her special box that I will fill with treats closer to halloween!

This was easy to do as I started with a blank gable box. You just cut paper to fit the 4 panels and then trace around the rounded side panels and front panel and cut inside the lines a little so a white edge trim shows around the piece when attached. Then I simple used embellishments and ribbon to decorate. Fast and easy!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Where have all the projects gone?

I think I have a boring blog! LOL

It has been awhile since I have posted something fun...and I promise I will very soon! I have been busy getting orgainzed and cleaning my scrapbook room. I've also been busy beginning my new position on the Fiskars Design Team! Anyway, it won't be too much longer and you will start seeing some of my work appearing over on I have started my project stay tuned! I will alert you here on the blog when my projects start getting posted over there.

Anyway, I am going to try to do a little project to post on my blog sometime this week so make sure to check back soon!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Dreams and goals

From time to time I share my dreams and goals on this blog. I seem to have so many swimming around in my head. Anyway, today I am going to share another one.

For about 3 years now I have had this goal/dream to teach scrapbooking classes on a cruise ship. I've been on a cruise once for my honeymoon and we are going on a Disney cruise this winter. I really enjoyed my time on the cruise ship when I went several years ago and am really looking forward to our upcoming Disney cruise!

Anyway, I think teaching on a cruise ship for me would be the ultimate way to combine my love for travel and scrapbooking all together! So I have to do some more thinking in my mind about how I can go about making my dream/goal a reality!

Monday, September 15, 2008

I am home!

Whew....what a weekend! Most of you already know that I was at Scrap Fest in Minnesota which is a huge event! I will tell you that I had a great time working with the Cosmo Cricket folks! They are nice and fun and full of energy!

I won't kid you, I am pooped! Thursday started with the vendor meeting at 6:00 and then booth set up until later that evening. Then Friday and Saturday started early in the morning and went until 10:00 at night. Sunday was the shortest day from mid-morning through late afternoon. I left around 3:30 headed for home. I have over 40 hours of work in 4 days.......and I am beat and I think I need like an extra week of sleep!

I had the best time with scrapbookers from all over the world. I always love this event because there are so many people that are so enthused about paper crafting and my energy just soars! My favorite part of the event is teaching classes! For me that is the most energizing part!

Anyway, if any of you get a chance to head to Scrap Fest next year, you should really go! You will have such a great time! Ok, I should be recovered in a couple of days and back to a more normal routine!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Cardstock galore!

Well, I was the Professional Grand prize winner over on Two Peas in a Bucket. It was a contest sponsored by Wausau paper and well, I won! What did I get? This big pile of cardstock!!!

Anyway, I reminder I will be off my blog doing jury duty and Scrap Fest and won't be back on until the beginning of next week!

Scrap Fest, Jury Duty, and Chat

Well I am going to be off the blog for a few days! First of all I have jury duty tomorrow and then I need to pack because I am headed to Scrap Fest!

What is Scrap Fest? Well, if you have not been there you really should go! It is held at the Mall of America in the Minneapolis, MN area. Archiver's holds this event each September. Basically you pay $12, get a badge and you can do every manufacturers make and take. You can also sign up for classes and crops all sponsored by manufacturers and Archiver's for an extra charge. It is 3 days full of scrappin' goodness! So I will be there at the Cosmo Cricket booth doing the make and takes, will be teaching a darling little Halloween mini album on Friday and Saturday morning designed by Julie Comstock, and then Cosmo Cricket has a crop both Friday and Saturday evening. I will be immersed in 3 full days of Cosmo Cricket creativeness? I am pretty lucky, huh? I really look forward to getting to spend my time with Julie and Lindsay who are so incredibly nice and fun! Anyway, if you are at Scrap Fest be sure to stop by the booth to say hello and if I'm not there ask Julie or Lindsay when I will be back!

Tonight (Tues Sept 9th) I will be doing a chat with the Fiskateers as a new member of the Fiskars Design Team. If you are a Fiskateer make sure you pop in the chat room at 8:00 CST. If you are not a Fiskateer...well...what are you waiting for?

So anyway my next post will probably not be until next Monday! I will miss you guys!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Can someone pinch me????

Wow, I am totally excited and keep wondering if I am dreaming!!! I better not be though because this is something I have been wanting for quite awhile and it would just be cruel if it were only a dream....

Anyway, I won't keep you in suspense any longer.....I was invited to join the Fiskars Design team! I cannot believe it and I am over the top excited! I have been a proud Fiskateer for about a year and a half and through that website ( have been asked to do a special project now and then. I also became a Certified Fiskars Demonstrator through the Fiskateer site and all it has to offer as well. I love all the Fiskars tools and I love all the consumable lines owned by Fiskars as well! Anyway, I love every day and every minute of being a Fiskateer and this opportunity is another way to share my love of crafting in so many ways and with so many people. I am sure I will be getting project assignments soon so keep checking the Fiskars Crafts website at

After I talked with Stephanie yesterday (Education Manager for Fiskars) I couldn't stop jumping up and down. I am so thrilled to be joining such a talented group of crafting designers!!! I cannot even begin to describe to all of you how exciting this is for me to have this dream of mine become a reality.

And just in case I am dreaming.............please ignore the title and DO NOT pinch me. I want this dream to last forever...............

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Hello--Free Class Update!

Well it has been a couple of days since I posted! I've had some things going here with back to school and all!

Anyway, I wanted to update everyone on the Free Class I am doing and give you a couple of reminders.

1. Product is expected in next week Monday or Tuesday for the kits. Once Jackie receives it and gets it all in kits she will be shipping them out. I will keep you posted, ok? Don't worry....we will wait for kits to arrive before beginning the class. Either way the class is going to be in file format so you will go to that section of the Yahoo group I started and get the file. So you can print it and then work on it right away or wait. I plan to keep the yahoo group open until about a month after the class is posted so we can chat, share photos, get questions answered, and have access to the file. So don't stress if you have a vacation planned or will be busy because it will be there for awhile, ok?

2. If you have not ordered your kit yet over at Scrappin Deals you better hurry up and get it in!

3. If you have not already joined the Yahoo class group please make sure to send me an e-mail with the following info

Free class in the subject line
The e-mail address you want the invite sent to in the body

Send this info to

Ok, post if you have any questions!!