Monday, December 20, 2010

Guest Designer

I am sooooooo excited!!!! Scrap Attack Scrapbooking has asked me to be the Guest Designer for the month of January!!!! I got my goodies in the mail yesterday so now I can go play! I'll show you some sneaks when I'm allowed......go check them out!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Merry Christmas!!!

Merry Christmas!!!! Jaclyn and Jordan got their faces painted, ate cookies, and sat on Santa's lap. They were so excited to see Santa but they kept asking for RUDOLPH!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Dance Performance

Jaclyn, Jordan and two of our neighbor girls performed with another neighbor at her high school on Sat. They all had such a wonderful time. There were 2 performances. Jordan ran off the floor for the first one but when we went back in the evening she said she was going to perform! And she did! All the girls did a wonderful job!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

1st of many.....

Here are some Lo's I have done for the PS Croptoberfest. I combined them with a few challenges from Scrap Attack Scrapbooking...killed 2 birds with one stone...YES!!
This was a combo of the {SAS}SY Sketch Challenge Round 9 # 2 and the Oct. 2nd Circles challenge on PS.

These next two LO's are examples of my Oct. 8th PS Recipe challenge.
Nutty Caramel Apple Pie al a mode.

and Pumpkin Roll. This is also for {SAS}SY Sketch Challenge round 9 #1.

Monday, October 4, 2010

PS Challenges

I posted my 2 challenges over at Personal Scrapper for the month. Check them out here or visit for the whole month of scrappy challenges!!!

Oct. 8th - Recipe Challenge
When I think of fall I!!! LOL!! So your challenge is to pick one of the recipes below to scrap.
Nutty Carmel Apple Pie al a mode
* Use "SWEET" in the title or journaling
* Use the colors red, yellow, green..for the apples (Use 1, 2, or all three)
* Use white/off white for the ice cream
* Use brown for the carmel sauce and nuts

Pumpkin Roll
* Use swirls...(either a stamp or on paper)
* Use brown buttons for the spice
* Use orange for the pumpkin
* Use white/off white ribbon

Oct. 25th - Pop it!!!
* Use pop dots, chipboard, and buttons on your LO.

Friday, October 1, 2010


The Croptoberfest has begun at I will be posting a few challenges on the 8th and the 25th of the month. There are prizes and lots of scrapping to get done!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

WOW....Sept. Already?????

Today was the 1st day of 1st grade for the girls.....I'm sure they will have a great day!!!!

Monday, June 14, 2010

New Layouts!!!!

This is a LO I did for a Personnal Scrapper scraplift......we were celebrating my dad's 75th birthday in Valley Springs, SD.
I did this LO for the OSU scraplift......I started using this pic with different pp but it just didn't work. I think this works very well!!! This pic was taken this spring on picture day.

This is a LO example of a challenge I have posted on the PS forum. You need to scrap a summer first event but the catch is you have to cut your pp but you can't cut it in a straight line....use decorative scissors, cut a wavy line or slanted, use decorative borders or brackets and circles. Have fun!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Went camping with my family in SD for my god-niece's 6th birthday. WOW!!! What a weekend!! All the kiddos played so nice at the campground. It was nice to be able to actually chit chat rather than run around like a chicken after them!!! Here are a few highlights........
The girls with the birthday girl gettin' some chow!!!
My niece, Gabriella blowing bubbles.
Most of the grandkids playing with the go-cart-bikes.
And of course....the girls with Yogi!!! (The "real " one came to the camp site but Jordan wouldn't have anything to do with that one!!! )

Friday, April 30, 2010

More LO's....

This LO has turned out to be my favorite this week. It was for a challenge at Serendipty Scrapbooks.....You had to follow a sketch but make your own flowers.
This LO was for a challenge at Scrapbook use a critter on your LO. I used a puffed up sticker that looked like the helmet that the girls were wearing.

New Crop LO's

This one is when the girls came home so excited about what they were learning in kindergarten.
My lil' pumpkin, Gabriella, and her Uncle "Baby" we call him Davey. She heard that and called him baby.

The girls got a spring zinnia garden for Easter and were so excited when the plants started to grow!

At our Bernards/Vermeer reunion dad filled his plate with all the good food and the kiddos were amazed that he was going to eat all that food! He did.....took him an hour, but he cleaned his plate.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Crop LO's

Here are some LO's (that I actually posted during the crop).
The first two are from the girls' trip to the A'maze'n Farmyard at the end of the school year in 2009. These next two LO's are from our day trip to Itasca State Park....where the Mississippi River begins. (2008)
This LO is about when the girls were "pretending" to make cookies like Mommy, while we were getting ready for company at Thanksgiving time. (2006)Here is a LO about the food we ate in Belize. We loved the spicy Habenero sauce....we even brought some home. While I was cleaning cupboards, I found a bottle of it that we had gotten a couple of years ago!!!! Guess we liked it then, too!!! I had a lot of fun working on the challenges from the crop...I won 4 of the drawings held for the crop. I was pretty excited and THANKS to Serendipity Scrapbooks and their DT for putting on such a great crop!

Serendipity Crop

Here is an Easter mini pizza box, and 2 cards made for the crop.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Non-Crop Layouts!!!

I am such a flake!!!....I did some scrappin' for some challenges posted at a crop on the Personal Scrapper website and I forgot to post them before the end of the crop!!!! Ohh well. I'll share them here. This is an Easter card I lifted from the Card Makers magazine. This is a Lift from the idea sheet in the Feb. 2010 PS these papers! ( Sorry about the reflection on the transparency, didn't notice til too late!) This was for an outside challenge.....The girls got a snowmobile/ sledding ride on their birthday with their cousin, Caitlyn and Uncle Rob. The snow totally disappeared that weekend.....which is a very good thing!Here is a lift from one of the PS challenges...I started scrapping some of our Belize pics....this is one of my favs....It is nice to have good friends! This pic is blurry cuz the waiter was trying to take them fast and moving the camera before it had even taken the picture....also it says 22 but really we have 2 people missing....I have to figure out how to photo shop them in since we didn't get a big pic of all of us together before the end was near! I promise I'll get them in though!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

I Just Heard.....

Just found out about a crop that is going on this weekend Mar. 26 - 28.
It is at I have been lurking on their site off and on and I think I'm going to join in this weekend. I could use some new mojo!!!! Come and play along!!!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Birthday Girls

We brought cupcakes to school on Fri. Mar. 5 to celebrate with their classes.
We had a family party at my sister Rochelle's house in SD. The girls got lots of birthday wishes and calls from aunts, uncles and grandparents!!!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Belize 2010 - Chapter 1

Our story began 6:00 a.m. when we call the rest of our group and they say.."Our flights have been cancelled!!!" We thought they were kidding but nooooo. So the 4 of us get to the airport, check in, and our flight leaves on time. (We flew through Dallas and the other 8 couples flew through Atlanta.) We arrive in Belize on Sat. Feb. 13, 2010. I'm sure it will never be the same!!!!

The other couples caught a flight to Houston and then on Sunday flew to Belize. They arrived a day late but at least everyone arrived safely. (Cancelled flights, lost luggage, boat rides, puddle flights....etc...etc.) There were a total of 22 people in our total group!!!!!!
Stephen, Cory, Julie and I took a puddle jumper to the island of San Pedro where we made our home for the week. The first night was kinda crazy because we were all glad that we were there....the 3rd night we had some local ladies cook for us. The food was awesome!!!! Stephen liked the chicken type stew over coconut rice but my favorites (can't just have one!) were the fish w/ vegetables and the lime salsa!
After the ladies cooked for us, we went into town...picture this.....22 people on 4 golf carts!!!! We felt like Fred and Wilma Flintstone! Since it was Mardi Gras, the locals have a tradition of throwing paint to celebrate.....well we gave new meaning to "painting the town"! This picture was taken just as someone was throwing paint at our group....It was the most fun I have had in a very long time!!!!

We spent our days by the pool and one morning we all ( or most of us...) went snorkeling....we saw a sea turtle.....oodles of fish and we got to touch a nurse shark! (It felt like sand paper, which surprised me!)
These are just a FEW of the highlights......tune in for the next chapter soon!!!!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

more Jan. 2010 LO's

More from Moondance Jam '09. Couple LO's for an album for a friend....used an 8.5 x 11 size. kinda hard working with a smaller canvas.

Jan. 2010 LO's...finally

Some birthday cards w/ scraps from a PS kit.One of the many LO's from our Moondance Jam weekend in July. It was warmer in Alaska than Mn. Something is wrong with that!

Some fun summer pics from the lake with friends.

The girls playing at the Amaz'n Farmyard for their end of the year trip in May '09.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

3 and a 1/2 musketeers.......

Sorry..... for my neglect! :) I spent my wonderful holiday with 4 girls......2 of ours and my 2 god-neices. (Caitlyn, 5 and Gabriella, 2)