Thursday, September 25, 2008


Hello! Happy Thursday! It is an absolutely beautiful day here...the sun is shining and the temperature almost 90 degrees. WOW! It looks a lot like fall, but it sure doesn't feel like it. That's OK - I can hang with the warmer temps for a while longer. Last night I created this little card with some beautiful papers I had forgotten all about. After organizing my scrappin/stampin area, I found lots of things I forgot I had (oops!). It makes me smile b/c I just adore owls and there's a little owl that's peaking out along the bottom - see him? I just love the colors and the way everything is arranged. Once again, got my inspiration from I've got this one slated for my mom - just to brighten her day. I'll talk at ya soon - tomorrow's Friday YIPPEE!! Hugs - Brenda

Monday, September 22, 2008

Mr. Cluckers

This is our new rooster, Mr. Cluckers. Isn't this picture too funny? My DH and son were outside working and I had to go rescue the chicken from the lilac bushes b/c he loves to roost there if we don't pen him up for the night. He was hand raised by this lady my husband works with, so he's very tame and loves to be held. I know it sounds weird, but he really is cute! He makes the cutest little clucking noises when you hold him. The only thing that is a little bit annoying is the crowing at 6:15 most mornings. Just thought I'd share the newest addition to our family. Have a great evening! Brenda

Saturday, September 20, 2008


Hi! Happy Saturday! Hope your weekend has been restful or at least enjoyable. I've come down with a cold, so am feeling a bit under the weather. It's been so long since I've had a cold, though, so will suck it up and go on with life. Just glad it's not the flu... On to more positive things!
This layout is of our middle daughter and I'm just lovin' how it turned out. I'm not a huge "white" space scrapper, so I had to step out of my box to do this page, but it was a challenge I worked on last weekend. The white c/s is SU and the patterned paper is CTMH. I love how the papers go with what she has on. I've been wanting to scrap this pic, but didn't know what papers to use before I found these. Love the final outcome.
I'm off to watch a movie with my kids...American Mall. It's supposed to be awesome. Hmmm... we'll see. Have a great evening! Brenda

Thursday, September 18, 2008

It's almost Friday - woo hoo!!! Has this week flown or what? I haven't been able to do much creating, but hey I still have some projects to share from this last weekend. Here's a simple little card I created using stamps from The butterfly is coated with clear glitter, even though it's hard to see, and is much prettier IRL. All of the papers I used were from my scrap pile, which always makes me feel good to use. Other than that, "thanks" is a rub-on and the rest is very simply layered. Gets the point across well I think!

Have you ever done the Turbo Jam workouts? They're available on and they're killer, but at the same time a blast to do. I ordered them on a whim from an infomercial 2 or 3 years ago and managed to lose quite a bit and tone up. Then with moving to WY and life getting in the way, a few pounds crept on, so we decided to try the workouts/diet again. Through workout and cutting back on all the food I'd been eating, I've managed to get lower in my weight than I've been in probably 12 years. It's such a great feeling to be getting in shape again - my clothes are finally starting to fit right again :)

Well - hope your day is smooth sailing. Keep your chin up - Friday is just around the corner. Hugs! Brenda

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


Happy Wednesday!!! Here's another page I did this past weekend and was so happy with the way it turned out! I just loved this picture and wanted to showcase it, so found this lovely layout on - if you haven't been there, you must go. Anyway, loved the simplicity of it and again used my Cricut Expression to cut the wacky circular shape that's not quite symmetrical. Everything else was just little doodads I had in my collection. Hope you're enjoying your day - I know ours is just breathtaking! All the leaves are changing, but it's still very warm and enjoyable outside. Love fall! Have a great Wednesday and I'll post more soon!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

It's almost fall!

Can you believe it? One week from yesterday it'll be fall. Is it looking like it where you are? The leaves around here are beginning to turn those beautiful colors that I love - this truly is my favorite time of year, even though I'm fighting the fact it's on its way. I guess our summer just wasn't long enough.
I participated in an on-line crop this weekend at It was a blast and I got quite a few projects completed. The tag above is my daughter when she was 2-1/2 (she's 11-1/2 now!), so I've had this pic for awhile. Isn't she just adorable? I had the most fun making this little tag. I used my Cricut Expression to make the tag and then just embellished with glitter and buttons, oh yeah - some fibers too! Been too long since I've pulled those out. Anyhow - I'm pleased with the way it turned out and will be so cute on a fall/ halloween page.
Hey - hope your week is going well. We have started digging in our back yard to put on our addition - FINALLY!!! It's very exciting (and messy) around here. Have a wonderful Tuesday. Be back soon with more of the projects I did over the weekend. B

Saturday, September 6, 2008

A simple greeting...

Happy Saturday...and happy September! Don't know about you, but it's been feeling A LOT like fall around here. I have to admit I'm not quite ready for that yet - I'm still in the "summer mode". Each morning I get up there's condensation on the windshield of our truck and the temps are chilly. I've even been having to throw on a sweatshirt for those early morning hours before it gets a little warmer. Well, not much time to chat, but wanted to share with you a very simple card I whipped up for a guy my husband works with. We've been invited to his birthday celebration. You know, not knowing the guy that well, I didn't want to spend a huge amount of time on a complicated card, so whipped this one up (you never know who really "appreciates" a handmade card). Very simple, but elegant. Hope your weekend is fun - I've been creating some scrapbook pages and hopefully will get those posted here soon. Take care and hugs!! Brenda
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