Saturday, December 26, 2009


Ok so I follow a lot of blogs and I am letting yo uladies in on all the great things happenning at the blogs I follow. Jaquie over at Creations4U is having a rak to celebrate the birth of her granddaughter so go check it out. Maybe you too will wil some woderful prizes to add to your stash.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009


Ok Ladies for those of you that follow. I have won two prize packs just by becoming a follower of others blog. This latest one has a great prize of a die cutting machine and dies to go with it. So go become a follower and see all the interesting posts on this blog.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Christmas Paper Bag Book

So I have two full hours a day Monday through Friday where I drive my daughter and a friend to swim team practice to another town 20 minutes away. The economy being what it is I cannot drop them off come home and then go back to get them. So I take projects with me and fill up that two hours with my MP3 player and some alone time with my scrapbooking projects. The pool has tables in the foyer where I can spred out my stuff and jam to the music and work uninterrupted for two whole hours. Since I live in a house with 9 other people uninteruption is unheard of. Here is what I did yesterday with my time. I love the simplicity of the paper bag books and have been asked to do some for some of the kids on the swim team.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

RAK Giveaway at Paper Secrets

I won. How cool is that?? I almost missed it because I couldn't find the thread to check on it but I sent them my address and when it comes I will post pictures of all the goodies I got. And by the way if you have not checked out the Fiskateer website you should and tell them that Glenda Fiskateer #6739 sent you.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Blog Contests

Over at Suz"craftysuz" Gray blog she is having a contest to celebrate her two year anniversary. Her blog address is: so go see all the great prizes she has to offer.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Handmade Bows

This is a bow I made based off instructions from another website post. The website is called If you post in the search engine bow you will come upon the instructions for making this bow. I love how simple this bow is to make and how you can totally personalise it to the project you are creating. I liked it so much a made a bigger version to go on my mailbox. Hopefully it will hold up till Christmas.

Fiskateer Lift

I am part of a community called fiskateers. I love all of the challenges they have us try and the feedback on your projects is phenomenal. This is a layout I did for December. I hope everyone is having a great holiday season. Have a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Obsession with Bar Coasters.

I have decided I am in need of help. I keep finding my self asking for coasters everywhere i go. Do you have any idea how many different ones are out there????
Anyways, here is another coaster album I did for the Fiskateers website. If you dont know what they are go ckeck them out through the blinkie on the right hand side of the page. I have a blast and all the ladies there are great.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Free Gypsy

The Gypsy Spot is giving away a free gypsy. Log on there and put in for your chance to win one. Good Luck

Challenges on Fiskateers

I was challenged to lift anothers Layout and this is my interpretation of the Layout. Thanks for stopping by and looking.

Monday, November 9, 2009



I have a RAK to giveaway to one lucky Paper Secrets member!
All you have to do to win is...
1. be a member of the Paper Secrets forum
2. share this giveaway on your blog, Facebook or other forum & post a comment here with a link to where you shared in this thread.
That's it & good l

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Brag Books

SO I liked these books so much that I made two more.

Cuttlebug Embossing folder giveaway

So the team over at Cuttlebug Challenges is giving away a new yet to be released Cardinal Embossing folder. I have to say I do not own a Cuttlebug. Ok I know what your thinking , for those of you who don't know my friends think I own everything scrapbook related but the truth of the matter is, there are things I do not own. I never got the point of the cuttlebug because I already had the Cricut and I couldn't see owning another diecut machine. I now know I must own a cuttlebug for the embossing feature alone. So check out this site and comment on the project so you too can get in on this giveaway.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Contest at BlueMoon
This blog is having a contest and giveaways of 7gypsy products all week long so go over and check them out.

Thing I've done lately

My daughter Rachel and I attended our first online crop this weekend. They gave us a list of challenges to do and then drew randonm participants to win prizes. So here is what we did. The caramel layout Rachel did as well as the iris fold cat. Thanks for looking.

Christmas Brag Book

Over at Rubies Studio Maghan made a Christmas brag book and I wanted to copy it and show you my finished project. While she used squares for her cover I had all these coasters from Olive Garden that my niece kyped for me. We were there having lunch one day and I looked at the coasters and said I wish I had more of them because they would make a great mini album. Right behind me was this huge stack of coasters and we left with them. I dont advocate kyping the coasters while your in a restaurant so ask, more than likely if you have been nice to your waiter they will give you some. Anyways, last night while watching Megan make this really terrific accordian fold book it came to me that this would be a perfect time to pull out those coaster and use them. Meghan made her accordian paper a bit bigger than mine, I needed to make mine small enough to fit inside the circle. Mine is made at 2 1/2 inches while hers was 3. If you want to see the video she did, which is amazing, go over to
She is giving away prizes for the new launch of her website so comment on some of her posts and maybe you will win. Thanks for looking.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Above Rubies Studio

This is a blog I have been following that has great cricut and scrapbooking info to share. She has a whole cutting guide for the cricut which we all need. So head on over to She is currently giving away a cricut cartridge.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Blogs I follow

Ok so I follow a lot of blogs and wanted to share some of them with you. I love this site and you will too. This site is the ultimate in resources. You have to check this one out. I love this one. This one I just started following but she has a lot of really good info and does a lot of video's to go with the info. A must see is also a good for card makers. Deb you would love this one.

Anyways, check these out. Its worth your time

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Ok so I got my new gypsy and I LOVE it, love it love it love it love it love it, and did I mention I love it. I used it a lot this weekend and am so glad I bought it. I do however not love that it did not come with an instruction manual. It has been a little bit of a challenge to play with it when you dont know what you are doing.

Monday, September 28, 2009

New Contest @ The Original Scrapbox

The Original Scrapbox, Scrapbook storage, Workbox.Blog about any other item offered from and include this information word for word: Enter this code when you place your order to get $100 off your shipping: 100Writes

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Things for Christmas Bizarre

I follow this blog called Christmas WIth The Cricut and the other day they did a card I wanted to copy. I only used what I already had on hand. I made my joy at 2 1/2 inches, whereas they made theirs smaller. Here is the finished project.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Things I think I cannot live without right now

Things I think I cannot live without right now:

1.An much as I love my MP3 player it just does not do all the things I want it to.

2. The Cricut expression and the Gypsy to go with it.

3. A vacation for the five of a cruise would be ideal so Chuck will stop talking about it.

4. All of my Bend friends to move here for the next four years until we can move back over there.

5. My church to transport itself here again until we can move back to Bend.

While all of these things are wants and I can live without them I am thinking that why should I have to live without them.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Must See movies

Ok so my sister in law and I went and saw the Proposal tonight. A must see movie. We laughed so hard we almost wet our pants. Whoever came up with this one was a genious and as for Sandra unless she used a body double congrats on that figure at 40. I wish we all could look that fabulous at 40. It would make a great date night movie but forget that and go see it with your friends. You must make time for the things you enjoy or there will come a time and you will wake up and go where did my life go and then you''l come to the realization that it came while you were waiting. Waiting for all of the other things to get done all of the to do lists and the chores and the biils and the dishes and all of the other things. Me well I have decided to have the things I enjoy especially since my Mom always said I would be a cheap date. I love the old movie theatre that gets the movies after the big theatres have stopped showing them. I am totally satisfied with a Happy Meal and I get a toy in the bargain. Life just does not get better than that. I want walks on the beach with my man cause they are free and we both enjoy them. Three dollars for a day pass at the local lake and we are all set for a great day. Wait I'm not waiting anymore.

Awesome things to win

I just wanted to let all of you know that on Sept. 24th starting at 12:00 AM on HSN they are going to have the world launch of The Gypsy. I'm sure it's going to be great to see them demo it. Also you should check out the site Cutting Above at You can enter for a chance to win a Gypsy. Good luck to all of you and have fun seeing what they do next

things I want to accomplish in this lifetime

Things I would like to accomplish in this lifetime include, going back to Scotland and taking pictures of all the things I missed the first time around. I would like to lead someone to Christ and guide them on thier journey to maturity in Christ. I wold love to see all my favorite bands in Concert and then get to talk to them and ask them what matters most to them to make their music so great. I want to go on at least one mission trip a year for the rest of my life. Its the only way to see how much God truly works in your life, is when you are watching it poured out into the lives of others. I would love to fund said missions trip without having to ask other people to help pay for it.I want to go to Ireland, its my ultimate dream vacation. You can have hawaii but I want Ireland. I want to see all my children saved and actively involved in ministry of some kind. I want to grow old with my husband.