30 November 2008

a tree that has GONE GREEN!

I saw this idea to make a christmas tree from NEWSPAPER of all things and it is very eco friendly! It's on the Martha Stewart website if you want to go and snoop about how to make it ;-)

The snow here in Iowa is officially making its' presence known at the moment! We have our FIRST official accumulating snow and it's starting to make a mess of things and delaying some schools for tomorrow already. We did take the kids outside for a bit today to make a snowman and galavant in the white stuff. Only got two pictures because it was snowing a very wet snow and water is NOT my camera's best friend.

Of course my son was far too busy running amuck around the garage and the house trying to pelt his father withsnoballs so I missed out on photographing him. :-(

Thanksgiving is over and we still have leftovers chanting my name from the fridge...maybe a turkey casserole??

I did manage to make it through Black Friday shopping with all limbs still attached and I am almost done with the girls' presents!! after that insane day, we decided to put up our new tree! Had to get a replacement tree because the flood ruined ALL OF MY DECORATIONS including the handmade ones from the kids. that's what really breaks my heart...they're not replaceable. A tree is.... But we are moving foward and I can't wait for them to fill the new tree up with their creations!


25 November 2008

Gift tags!!

Who doesn't need gift tags for the upcoming holiday season, right? And how cool to have handmade??


I just can't stop creating holiday goodies it seems these days and I have built up quite the stash! I hope you enjoy!!

24 November 2008


Been using my Bind it all relentlessly and this is my fave mini so far! LOTS of different Jenni Bowlin products used here!

21 November 2008


I am continuing to add to my etsy store because I soooo have the holiday bug! It is literally killin me to not put up the xmas decor in the house. Tradition around here is to put goodies up the Saturday after Thanksgiving but I just might have to break that tradition and do it this weekend!

so if you would like to see my new etsy goodies, go ahead and take a peek-see!!


Keep on the lookout for more vintage Christmas goodies!!! ;-)

18 November 2008


That's what I am feeling right now....joy, elation, feeling like the luckiest scrappy girl in the world right now. It's OFFICIAL OFFICIAL....



I am a happy happy girl!

And since my other countdown book on etsy sold already, I whipped up another one becuase I am in love with the whole concept of doumenting the days before my favorite holiday and would like you to enjoy it too!


17 November 2008

Bad Girls Christmas Workshops ~FREE~

Bad Girls Kits are having a free Christmas workshop! Hope you can join in and make some FABULOUS creations! Here's the info:
All of these festivities will begin on NOVEMBER 14th and continue through NOVEMBER 23rd!!!!
And it doesn't stop there....we are going to BRING IT with LOTS of PRIZES.....not only BAD GIRLS GIFT CERTIFICATES, but also...lots of JAM PACKED SCRAPPY PACKAGES bursting at the seams!!!!

So....what else do we have for you??? Some very special GUEST DESIGNERS, and they are going to WOW you....GUARANTEED!

We also have lots of CHALLENGES to get you started with a BANG!!! Be forewarned girls...this is NOT a WORKSHOP for the faint at heart...we are going to get your pulse pumping and your heart pitter pattering!!!!

Here's where you will find the workshop!!


Holiday etsy goodness

I am really starting to get into the holiday spirit already and thought I would try the etsy side of it, too! I am creating some ONE OF A KIND December Countdown to Christmas albums that I think you will Love! You can find one that I just listed
RIGHT HERE! Here's a peek at just the cover!

I plan on creating lots more holiday goodness so stay tuned!
Been on a roll creative wise as well. Cold weather around here has helped that flow, dont want to leave the confines of my warm home and my fuzzy jammie pants!
Here are a couple of creations from the November Kit over at Treasured Scrapbooking!

It's officially my last month there being on the design team and it is totally bittersweet. I love the girls there and I am soo glad that I have made such wonderful and supportive friends!

14 November 2008

My name in print ;-)

Heard thru the message board grapevine that Julia saw my name in the december issue of Creating Keepsakes for standout readers that caught their eye for the month. I just had to go and drive 30 miles one way to a Barnes and Noble to get the new issue to see for myself...

So now I get to say that I have been in CK, maybe next time I will actually have a layout in there! ;-)

12 November 2008

More November Jenni Bowlin Kit creations...

and I still am creating with the kit and have TONS left!!

11 November 2008

November Jenni Bowlin Kit Creations...

I can honestly say that I think this kit was made with ME in mind. I love the color combinations! I have a lot of kit still left and will be continually creating and sharing my love of all things Jenni Bowlin with you! Here are a few of my creations for November!

08 November 2008


We are having a Fall cyber crop over at Scraplove if you would like to join in with us!

FOLLOW THIS LINK RIGHT HERE for challenges, chat and an all around spectacular group of women to be inspired from!

Hope to see you there! Off to do some more creating!

04 November 2008

Halloween Jenni Bowlin Mini...

I love the size of the Jenni Bowlin chipboard mini books and I knew with the TONS of shots from Halloween, I could use the scallopped mini to make a cute little book that even the kids could browse through and enjoy! I used lots of different vintage book pages, mostly halloween related print, or October themed type. (I got very lucky at a garage sale one day and scored this vintage childrens story book for 365 days a year!) I hope you like!

03 November 2008

November kits for Jenni Bowlin!

I received mine in the mail today and I just can't take my eyes or my hands off of the beeeeeauty of it all. See for yourself...

You can still order yours on JENNI BOWLINS RETAIL WEBSITE but according to Jenni on her blog, there are only a few left!