Thursday, January 28, 2010

I won some Prima Love

check out the goodies I won from Prima's blog!!! How fun I can't wait to play with them!

Friday, January 22, 2010


Join me and the rest of the Fiskateers for an online crop! There will be challenges, and prizes and loads of fun!

Saturday January 23, 2010

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Cricut classes filling up fast

Annette from Scrapbook Junction just called me the email blast went out yesterday. I already have 7 in my 101 class and 4 in my 201 class...if you want to sign-up better do so quick!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

remember Tuesdays comment?

I wrote that for a contest on the Big Picture Scrapbooking Blog for a contest to win a free entry into Stacy's "Library of Memories" class. I didn't win the class BUT they chose my story as one of their favorites! Big Picture Blog

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The power of scrapbooking

One day I was at a used book sale. I was suppose to be selling but I couldn't pass up the opportunity to cruise to find a title or two. I had just rounded the 2nd corner when I spotted it. It was THE book. I couldn't believe it.

The book was called "The 50 states" and I had won it in 2nd grade. Oh I loved that book (I never really won anything so it was special on that account) but the book was cool. Neat snippets of information, cool pictures, stories about states, there were even these "transparencies" that overlaid the photos. OH I was taken back looking at page after page, reliving the reports I did with that book, reliving the games my sister and I played with the maps, reliving the time spent reading the book. I was instantly a child again. I was overwhelmed with the emotions this book brought out in me,

I finally paid for my purchase. Walking away I realized why this book was so special to me. There was power in it. It had everything my scrapbooks did, cool pictures, snippets of information, neat stories (and even an embellishment or two (transparencies anyone?) The book transported me to a place of my childhood, a place of the past that I wanted to remember.

When people ask me why I scrapbook, I share this story with them that there is an amazing power in my books. Where else can you bring memories back to life?. In a moment I can relive a child's first steps, or once again see Grandma's smile. I can enjoy the joy of a favorite toy or the sorrow of loved one's passing. And being a scrapbooker I have the power to create those books for those I love.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Illinois Area Fiskateer Crop!

Hey Fiskateers it's time to CROP

When:March 20, 2010

Where: Morris Family Center
Morris, IL

How Much: $20 covers, lunch, snacks, drinks, goodies, building rental etc.

Fiskateer Paula A and I have much fun instore! Hope to see you there!!!

For more information or to register email me at

Cricut Classes

It's that time again! Did you get a new bug for Christmas? Are you just looking for some instruction on your machine? Join me at Scrapbook Junction for:

Cricut 101
February 9, 2010
Cost: $20

Bring: Your bug, font cartridge, shape cartridge, scrap paper to work with and coordinating paper for project. This is a hands on class and you will cover all the basics of using your machine.

Cricut 201
February 16, 2001
Cost: $22

Bring: Your bug, font cartridge, shape cartridge, scrap paper to work with and coordinating paper for project. This class goes a step further and you will learn about doodling with your bug, cutting through a variety of materials, layering cuts, using the deep cut housing blade and more. Will create a project in class.

For more information visit Scrapbook Junction