Sunday, April 26, 2009

Gaylord Weekend Event!

Hello Everyone,

Well we had another great week, with another group of wonderfully funny, talented and simply kind ladies! This was my first time in Gaylord and I have to saw other than the weather which happened to be cold, windy and rainy it was a very nice community. My friend Donyale and I went to Gaylord for a Great Scrapbook Event. We were warmly welcomed and are looking forward to attending another event! There were great raffle prizes and one lucky winner even won a cricut. She was very happy as was her grand-daughter who she brought back with her to pick up her wonderful prize! Check out the photos below for this event!

I also had some time to learn how to use my own cricut a little better. I can only say that I really need to have more time to get to know this product and how to use it more effectively. I was able to make the tinker bell name, a tinker bell, and Fawn her friend. They did turn out very cool, but it sure took me forever.

I also learned how to make Hello Kitty with a gift box and a strawberry for Donyale's niece. We did the projects together and laughed so much and had to keep trying but we persevered.

Here are a few of my next upcoming events below and I look forward to sharing with everyone what we do at the events.

May 8, 2009
Farmington Elementary School PTO fund raiser
Fee: $12 per person dinner and drinks included. There will be raffle prizes so bring extra money!
Time: 4pm- 9:30 pm for croppers
Contact Person:

May 9, 2009
National Scrapbook Day Workshop!
Location: Linda Oliveras home
Fee: $20 per person dinner, snacks, drinks, stickers, and color block will be given.
Time: 1:30-9:30pm
RSVP Date: May 6, 2009
Contact Person:

May 16, 2009
So. Lyon Boy Scouts Fundraiser
Location: First United Methodist Church
Fee: $35 all day crop includes, all meals, drinks and raffle prizes will be there so bring your extra money.
Time: 8am - 8pm.
Contact Person: or myself

Keep looking at the updates!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Weekend Event in Fenton!

Well the weekend is over!
Time always flies when your having fun! I surely know that for a fact. I have met some wonderfully nice people, so warm, friendly and helpful. It was amazing that I went into this crop as a vendor, very last minute decision, knowing not one person and upon leaving I flet I had know these woman for longer than just a few days.

I have made an observation with all the events that I have attended in the past five years.
That most woman are eager to help each other out, learn form each other and to just give that little nudge of support when needed.

This observation makes me think that is must have been like this in the quilting bee days, when woman would also sit around and teach younger woman the art of quilting. The woman share stories about families, troubles that have been weighting them down, advice on what works best for color co-ordination, and so on.

We woman are a great communicators and these scrapbook events feed our habits and the need that we all have to share. I can honestly say that I am tired, and yet refreshed getting back home and seeing the family. I can look at the issues at home with a new fresh outlook, and ready to tackle the tasks at hand.

This could not be possible with the love and support of my wonderful husband! He is so supportive and encouraging in all my endeavors. I am so truly blessed!

I hope that all who read this and love to scrap as much as I do also have that love and support of their significant other in order to refresh yourselves!

Have a great day and like always I can't wait for the next weekend, my next getaway in Gaylord, Michigan. There is room for scrappers to join in on the fun! so if any one is interested you can just contact me and I will gladly give you the information, directions and costs.

Have a great day everyone!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Camp Copneconic


Just wanted to post a few photos of this beautiful camp. We have a wonderful sunny day and the lake is simply breathtakingly beautiful. There are horses up the road and the weather could not have been nicer. So of course all attending are in great moods. Funny how the weather has an effect on our moods. Well just wanted to share a few photos

Be back soon with pics of croppers!!!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Camp Copneconic

I will be at Camp Copneconic this weekend April 16 - 18th for a Stamp and Scrap events that is hosted by Great Lakes Mega Meets. Here are the two links with all in the info you may need to register for the event.
I have posted the link incase any one would like to join us in on the fun. I will be posting photos of course you know me. The camera goes every where that I go!!! Come and join in on the fun, cropping, food and lodging are included in the fee!

Happy Scrapping!!!!

P.S. don't forget to check out the last week of April also since I will be at their Gaylord event, I would love you to join me! Hope to see you at both or either event!

New Products!

Well it has been some time since I have posted and I am truly sorry for slacking off, but I have so much exciting news to tell you about in the upcoming products. I just cannot believe that Creative Memories has moved into the new era of scrapbooking. We are going to have a new product line of paper ribbon, foam squares and paper flowers. Yes, that's right, ribbon, foam and flowers, can you believe it I never thought it would happen. Well I am happy to say that the price is not that bad and neither is the quantity. So here is the scope the Delightful Paper Ribbon you will recieve four spools of ribbon paper that come in different widths for $8, the colors are really nice I have then already in my possession. The Delightful Paper Flowers sell for $8, they come in eight different colors, two different shapes and four sizes. They are really pretty! Last but not least for the outlandish embelisshments is the foam squares for $5.50 and two sheets are included 125 squares 1/4 x 1/4 and 64 squares 2mm approximately the thickness is 1/16th inch. Along with these wonderful embellishments we have some wonderful new paper packs for boys, Wow so many new things and I can't believe they remembered the boys!! The 12 x 12 paper pack are called Discover Coinstruction Zone Power Palette Additions and Discover Make Believe Power Palette Additions which are being sold for $9 You can also purchase both Palette additions for the computer at the low price of $3.95 each to add to your Storybook Plus software. I am really loving those two paper packs, nothing frilly about them and they include stikcer and verbage. Of course they haven't forgetten the girls they have also created new 12 x 12 paper packs for them called Delight Tea Party Power Palette Additions and Delight Surfer girl Power Palette Additions both sell for $9. Both of the paper packs are also available in the digital version for $3.95 each. Each paper pack comes with paper, stickers, and verbage as well.

Speaking of digital, "WOW!!!" is all I can say! They have come out with so many items to many to list here but I will give you a few anyway. CM has a whole line of Cottage Garden Digital Predesigned pages available in all four sizes of storybooks. The cost is $7.95 and $3.95 for the 8x8 book only. They also have a new Memory Manager 3.0, don't worry, for those of you that have the old version Memory Manager 2.0 you are still able to utilize your old software all you have to upgrade it for $15.95 but CM is offering a SPECIAL DEAL for the months of May/June you can upgrade for only $9.95. You can upgrade one of two ways via computer or you can recieve the CD via the mail. The Memory Manager 3.0 is $39.95 on CD or via Download no differene. My opinion only but I like to have the CD, just in case something happens to my computer I have a back up. That's just me!

There are so many more digitial software items available that I cannot list them all. Just check out my web site at and you can see everthing that is available as of May 1, 2009.

Another item that is available are three different ways to get your albums completed weather they are digital or traditional. Here is the way they are listed!

1.) Finish it Up Bundles $25 which include: 1 Package of 12 x 12 scrapbook pages, 1 package of 12 x 12 page protectors and 1 free tape runner. You are able to choose the color pages that you would like, white, spargo, natural, or black

2.) $10 off a Storybook - You can order and 11 x 8.5 personalized cover storybook at the CM photo center. This offer is available May 1st - June 6th, 2009 only.

3.) $99 Slide it Collection - which contains a PicFolio Milestones Coverset in black, 3 packs of Multi-Pocket sleever (15 pack), Jewel Heritage Milestones Kit

Reminder: The original 12 x 12 refill pages and page protectores are availabel through Aug. 31, 2009 and while supplies last beginning Sept. 1, 2009

The 12 x 10 Landscape Refill pages and page protectores will be available while supples last beginning Sept.1, 2009.

For those individuals that purchase from me via my website or at my home and who complete an album with those supplies will be recieving for FREE a customer appreciation gift!
You read that right a FREE gift for just working on your albums, what's better than that.

So hurry, don't wait to order those supplies, the Free customer appreciation gift is only for a limited time, (May 31, 2009) or while supplies last! You must order at least $60 before taxes in order to qualify for the FREE Gift. You can share the gift with someone by putting your orders together to add up to the $60. I know that times are tuff right now for everyone and I just want all those that can to get something for free. I know I love getting free merchandise. I will be posting some photos of the new products and what I do with them in order to you some ideas. I just can't wait to dig in and start scrapping!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

New Great Web Site!

Hello All,

Just wanted to let you know that I have found this great new scrap sharing web site with over 15,000 people who are sharing. Here is the link:
It is free to join and the woman are really great! They have a wonderful gallery with layouts, there are also different types of topics of discussion. They also have non related subjects like, recipes, entertainment, schooling, special needs families, digital scrapbooking and one thing that I found interesting is swaps. What this means is that we can share our ideas and send them into the host, (the person running the swap), for other swaps. I have joined my first swap and what I have to do is to create five, two page layouts with all the embellishments, titles and paper and then send them off before June 19th, I believe that is what the date is and then I will recieve five sets of new ideas from new themes. It sounds really interesting. I am also trying to learn how to some new techniques that seem to make animals look really fuzzy, as well as paper piercing. Wow so much to learn and I relaly don't have that much time to get it all done. But like all things we just keep on trying new things to create keepsakes for our families to enjoy. Lastly, the group also has discussions about altered books, card making, upcoming retreats. Like I said the group is very interesting and I am loving it so far!