Monday, October 31, 2011

Christmas Candy

Oh, I almost forgot!

Candy has some Christmas Candy that she is giving away!! Be sure to stop by her blog and enter to win!!


Road trip Day 3 & what is going on…

Oh we made it to Kansas City, MO, last Thursday! We have been super busy (and super tired) too! Our last day we drove through Nebraska. I would post a picture, but its Nebraska. Pretty much the same thing all the way through it… flat. (sorry to those who live there… but it is a really boring drive across I-80)

We are headed through Iowa (of course stop in Ames, our Alma Mater) on Wednesday, and we will reach Minnesota Wednesday afternoon. We will be dropping off the car and the dog, head back to Washington, finish packing out our house, and then after Thanksgiving, I will spend the next several months in Minnesota while my husband deploys.

Halloween so far is good. My husband was able to go to the Chief’s game with his friends, so I spent my time catching up on blogs and hanging out with my Mother in Law. We are watching the Chief’s game on TV, but to be honest, I could care less. Football is not my sport… but what about those CARDNIALS?!

I am a baseball fan. A Twins fan. But when the Twins suck (which yes, this year was not a happy year), I support my husband. We were rooting for the Cards, and what a game that was!

The best thing about Missouri is…


I went with my MIL today! I was so happy to be there. It has been AT LEAST 5 years since I was in one last, and that was in Ames, IA. I call it the Hooby Looby. I might have to convince my husband to take me back. I only bought one thing with my coupon… some Be Mine paper from Echo Park! I love the collection (black and pink) and since I was in Paris this summer, It will be fabulous to scrapbook with. I remember going to the Hoob with my friends. Freshman year I was an Interior Design major… so I spent hours getting supplies there, and then the last 3 years it was usually for sorority craftiness! Since I changed my major to Child & Family Services.

My mom and I will be making our scrapbooks together from our trip this summer, and I can’t wait! I can’t wait to head to Archivers, and I can’t wait to give back, and have some giveaways for all my AMAZING followers! I won’t be back in Minnesota until December, so it won’t be until after then. But I wanted to let you all know that I will be having some parties going on over at one.heart.scrapper! What things do you like to win in Giveaways?? I am not made of money, but what are your favorites? Cartridges? Paper Packs? Embelishments? Tools? Gift Cards? Let me know, I will take all the input I can, I want it to be fun!

Sorry this is so long! I just wanted to fill in why I haven’t crafted in SO LONG! (and yes it is killing my inside.) I just want to get some glue, paper, and pictures out, just to make something!! I also wanted to apply for so many design teams, but these past couple months have restricted me from doing so… My husband says to wait until we get to Hawaii next summer, but that seems SO FAR AWAY! Plus, how many craft stores are in Hawaii?? Anyone know?? Joann’s, Michaels, Hobby Lobby, AC Moore?? Or an I going to be an ONLINE shopper? There is something about touching a product and seeing it in person before you buy it!

OK. I rambled enough. No kids in my department (or family). No parties. No nothing. Just me and my “Halloween T-shirt”, and a few glasses of SkinnyGirl Cosmos!


peace. love. dove. & Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Road trip day 2

Yesterday was day 2, and I had to drive some. It was another great day! We went through Wyoming... And it had snowed!! It feels like Christmas!! Here is a picture when we were almost to cheyenne yesterday. Oh and I almost forgot... It was 17 degrees out when we were I'm this pic!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Road Trip

The time has come... My car is loaded with my craft stuff, and we are on the road... Gorgeous day to drive too! We drove through Washington wine country too and I wanted to stop... But we couldn't... Here is a pic of the day!

Friday, October 21, 2011

It’s Here! It’s Here!!

Ok, its not HERE HERE, it is at my parent’s house in Minnesota, but it is THERE, and I can’t be more excited!! Some of you may have seen it, but a few weeks back on Tammy Skinner’s Blog, Creative Critterz, she announced her winner of the E2… and I could not believe it when I saw my name! Yep, I won an E2!

Here is the picture that my Dad took from his cell phone of it after he took it out of the box today! (yes, my dad texts now!)


I will be home in a couple weeks, so I have to patiently wait until then to open the box… but I will share with you my adventures of learning the E2!! My household (my husband and I) are pretty tech savvy, so I am not too concerned, I have been reading reviews and watching videos others have posted online, so I think I am ready. But I am super excited!!

I need to thank Tammy 100 times over, because I am super excited to be able to own this machine now. I literally stayed up ALL night to watch it on HSN (luckily for my husband he was out of town). I didn’t purchase one because, let’s be truthful, I couldn’t afford it… I am a stay at home wife… which means unless it is food, something my husband wants or on super duper sale, I don’t buy it.

I can’t wait to show you everything about it! I might even be leaving my original Cricut Expression in Minnesota so my mom can have it (and I don’t have to haul a machine back there when I stay for an extended period of time). Plus, I know my mom might actually use it since she does have a craft room… and works in a school!

Alright, that is enough rambling. I just got really excited! Hope you have a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

An Oktoberfest Digital Layout

Since the paper, glue, Cricut, glitter, bling, and other random embellishments are all packed up. I am left with doing digital layouts. I should be packing, but it’s the husbands birthday, and I already made his cake. I am just waiting for it to cool so I can assemble it.

A few weekends ago we went to our local Oktoberfest, Beer on the Pier. We usually head out to Leavenworth, WA which is super fun, but with a 3 hour drive, we opted for the 5 minute drive downtown Anacortes. This is the layout I made of the festivities.

My Book-002

I was the only girl to go with a few guys. There wives stayed home with the kids… and since we don’t have kids, I got to go! The botton right picture is one of my favorites. It is a face I make often!

Hope you have a great day. Now off to make some more goodies for the hubby! The dinner menu is steak, twice baked potatoes, German chocolate cake, but with a peanut butter fudge frosting instead of coconut! Which is good for me, since I don’t like coconut. I will have to post some pictures about last years cake vs. this years cake. But that might be perfect for tomorrow. The Cardnials are also playing tonight. Which means my husband will be glued to the TV. As you may know already I am a TWINS fan, but you have to have some give and take, so when the Twins aren’t playing, I support my husband. So I guess, go Cards. I know he will be happy if they win. Which in turn will keep me happy!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

I Officially Packed It Up

We leave in less than a week (and I wish I was more prepared). But I did it. I took apart my craft room.


Yep. It’s a mess! But a ton is packed in boxes. See…


When I clean… I make a mess. It doesn’t look like I will be working out anytime soon either.


My Cricut is even packed up. I am taking it to MN with me (and I might be leaving it with my mom… because I won an E2)! Do you see my new bag? It’s a Thirty One bag, with 3 bags in it. I ordered it when I hosted my Thirty One party. It was one of the Hostess Exclusive products. I put all my craft supplies headed to Minnesota in it. This bag is HUGE and awesome!


Well, its almost bed time here. I hope you are all having a great time. I will keep busy packing. Tomorrow is my husbands birthday, so I will have to take a break to bake him a cake, dinner, and maybe run off to Macy’s to get him a present! Any suggestions for a man who has EVERYTHING?? (and did I mention his birthday is TOMORROW – as in Wednesday!) I think I dropped the ball on that one. Whoops.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

A Digital Layout

I am going to admit, I am going to be a little out of it for the next two months. With all the moving and not having my craft supplies, I will be working on some digital layouts.

I got some new digital paper packs and embellishments so I thought I would play a little with them. (And it keeps the craft room clean!)

Here is a layout that I made with a couple StoryRock Digital Scrapbook Designs and some that came on my My Memories Suite.


These are my two favorite pictures of my puppy. (And I love this diamond paper!)

Don’t forget:



Oh man, I am so tired. I am going to head to bed. I have a friend coming over tomorrow to cut out some stuff out of vinyl on my cricut. If I remember I will take some pictures and post what she ends up making!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

World Card Making Day for Inking It Up Crazy

Oh I have been busy! I don’t know why but I have been up till almost 2am every night and then sleep in to almost 10am every day. I totally feel like I am wasting my time!

I did have a chance to make some cards for Kassidy’s challenges over at Inking It Up Crazy on WCMD and thought I would at least link them up before time expired.

Please note, that I am not the best card maker, and I much more prefer scrapbooking, but I tried by darndest.

Sketch Challenge.


The sentiment says, “today is the day”. The paper is SEI. I did not have a cage to cut on the cricut, so I just used striped paper. I was surprised based on how many carts I have and no cage…

Pink, Black & White


The sentiment says, “styles come and go, but Girlfriends are forever”. I love this set of stamps. I accidentally got some smudges on the stamp and some stickles by the sentiment. I redid this card a few time… but I love this black paper.

Fun Fold 



I wanted to use my new Life’s a Party cartridge. I thought this cartridge was a perfect choice for a fun fold! Super cute!



Oh this card gave me trouble, because the sleigh, is an in between size. so I had to trim some of it, and it just wasn’t how I liked it. I have no Christmas or holiday stamps either.

Yes, I know, lame attempt. But it was an attempt. I am keeping myself busy with a million other things… and next week I might be packing up my craft stuff for the move! So sad, but I will need to get it together sometime!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Productive Day

Today was a very productive day on packing!! I went through almost all my clothes. I had to separate them in piles... Donate, Toss, Hawaii, Minnesota, and Now! My closet looks empty, it is so sad! But I did get rid of a ton of clothes I have had for way too many years.

I am posting this from my phone, so I don't know where the picture will go that I attached, but that bag is full of clothes I am getting rid of! Talk about an overhaul! My husband will be so happy!!

Hopefully, I will craft in the morning! I am sure I will be reading blog's, which is my addiction!

I'm headed to bed, its after midnight!