Sunday, December 21, 2008

Rusty Pickle December Contest!

Here's my take on the sketch using Snowflakes and Mittens and Grinchmas Chipboard!

Thursday, November 06, 2008


All month long we are hosting a Christmas Card Contest at Have fun, finish your Christmas Cards AND Win PRIZES!!!

See You There!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Fun, Friends and Scrappy Good Times

Mom and i had the pleasure of meeting up with my long time online friend Libby and some of the other Rusty Pickle Girls (who are just as sweet as can be) at CKC Kansas City. We had an awesome time helping them in the booth and then going out to dinner. The food at Mimi's Cafe was delicious and i think we all foundered on the vast array of bread they placed on the table before the meal. Of course no dinner was complete without having an appetizer of fried pickles! Thanks for all the fun Libby! I can't wait until we can meet up again! :)

After we got home i got all my things in order so i could have my surgery on Oct 15th. All seemed to go as planned, and am recovering nicely at home. I got a little scrapping done today, and that felt really good!

We have a ton of fun challenges, games and prizes going on at for the month of October. Come on by and check it out!

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Somebody slap me!

Ok, so i know i've been neglecting my blog a bit.........ok, ALOT! I have finally gotten the cobwebs down and shoooed away all the critters..........sprayed the musty smell with Lysol and i think we are back in business! Yep, that should do it!

Didn't realize i haven't posted since May! Alot has happened since then.

My youngest nephew Tyler celebrated his first birthday.

His brother Jacob had his 4th birthday and started preschool!

I got promoted to Scrap DT Coordinator at Memories From The Attic! (thank you Jeri)

My husband took me to Memphis for our 10th anniversary and got us a super luxurious room at the Westin Hotel.........totally spoiled me! ( i will never look at Motel 6 the same way! I don't care if they do leave the light on for ya!) We had a wonderful time visiting Sun Studios, Graceland and exploring Beale Street.

School has started and my 11 year old Dalton has made it to the 6th grade. He officially outgrew everything he owned, and is now wearing 29 x 29 jeans and a size 6 1/2 shoe! Good Grief! I think i might be raising the Jolly Green Giant!

We spent Labor Day in Branson enjoying the sites and visiting with my Father and Mother In Law. The boys played in the pool while Mother in Law and I went shopping!

Now that fall has arrived, the days are cooler and the leaves are changing........Yesterday was our Pumpkin Fest in town. Lots of good food, friends and activities for the whole day. I hope they do it again next year!

And lastly, apparently the surgery i had last fall was not enough. I am scheduled for another on October 15th and i most certainly hope that it is the last.

Take care all and stop by when you can............i'll try and be better about keeping the cobwebs out of the door so you can get in!
I leave you with a little funny............

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Are you feeling chatty???

Then come on over and join us Thursday May 29th at 8pm Central time for a scrap chat with Leah Fung!!! It's going to be a blast!

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Hang on folks..........This is going to be a long one!

As usual i am a bad blogger. I have kept all of this months happenings too myself, and i finally have time to let them out!

My mom celebrated her 50th birthday the end of February. We had a party for her at a local restaurant, surrounded by her girlfriends and family, complete with Elvis on her cake! She reported that she thoroughly enjoyed it, and didn't mind to be half a century. I hope i have the same attitude when i reach that milestone.

The week after mom's birthday, we were hit with a rather hefty snow storm. School was closed for almost a week, as we received a sheet of ice before the snow fell. I missed a few days of work. (MUCH NEEDED DAYS OFF I ASSURE YOU!) Russ and Dalton spent the early part of one day perfecting thier snowballs to errect a Wide Eyed, Big Mouthed Snowman. Our dog Jerry even offered to decorate the bottom with some coloring, but was quickly diverted!

The next week we got another round of snow and it seemed we would be permanently stuck in the winter cycle all year. The weather men assured us that spring would indeed come, we just needed to be patient. Boy did it arrive with a BANG!!! 13 count 'em 13 INCHES OF RAIN IN 2 DAYS!! This of course created severe flooding. The local rivers crested at 17ft above flood stage, several highways were closed, the campgrounds/parks were inaccesible, and one of the highways i drive on a weekly basis split down the middle. The Highway Department expects it to be closed all summer due to that side of the mountain being unstable. They aren't sure yet what the plan is going to be to remedy the situation. The waters have now receded nearly to normal, but the rain started again today. So we are waiting to see how much the already saturated ground can take. Below are some pictures we took before the roads became completely impassible. The picture of the highway splitting was taken before it completely split and slid off the side of the hill.

Anyone who would like to have some rain, please e-mail me and i'll put in a good word for you with the weathermen! I wouldn't want to be a glutton and keep it all for myself! *wink*

I know i was long winded today.........thanks for hanging in there with me, and maybe next week i will get around to uploading some picks of Easter! LOL

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Wow!! It seems that Melissa and Granny are ganging up on me!!

I've been double tagged!
Here's what I have to do:* Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.* Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.* Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

1. I do casework with mentally ill persons.

2. I can lick my elbow and turn my arms completely around backwards.

3. One of the pics i took with my fisheye camera is in the Lomography World Archives.

4. My hubby and i will celebrate our 10th anniversary this year.

5. I have a Boston Terrier.........whom i lovingly refer to as my toddler.

6. I have a grey streak in the front of my hair, which my dad calls "the Lily Munster stripe"

7. My favorite perfume is Pure Poison-By Dior

Ok, so i will tag............Anne, Kelly .........TraceyT, Lynn, Sandie, & Adrienne,

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

No Excuses!

Ok, so i've been a bad blogger. Sorry. I have no excuse other than i have been bloggin' lazy.

Lot's of stuff going on as usual. If you frequent the scrappy boards with me, you know we have had a plethura of ice and generally yucky weather the past week. We have not quite finished the clean up process, and are now bracing ourselves for another round to begin on Thursday. It was not a total loss, however. I did get to snap some beautiful pictures!

Before the nasty weather hit we partied! My baby boy........ahem, Pre-Teen, turned 11! Hubby took him and a friend to play paintball after school on the Friday before his birthday. On Saturday we celebrated with family and friends in Dukes of Hazzard Fashion! Hubby snapped off a pic of me and my's nice to be in front of the camera ocassionally, instead of behind it! Although it would have been nicer had we not been surrounded by food. I guess i'll take what i can get. LOL

My mom is turning the big 50 on Friday the 22nd. We have some fun activities planned for her. Some she knows about, and some she doesn't. She does know that we are going to dinner on Friday night (if the weather holds).........but i don't want to say too much else. I fear if i do, i will incriminate myself. Don't worry though, i'll post pictures later!

So until next time.........if i wait to long to blog again.......somebody yell at me!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

The Good, The Bad and The I Love Album.........

Wooooooh! Where is the exit?? I'm ready to get off of this ride. Where did i miss the stop for January??
Anywho. It has been a super crazy, stressful, fun, creative month.
Superly buried under a giant stack of paperwork for the past month.........which might explain the pain i have had in my, well i'm not sure i can say that here.

I've been jammin' out to the songs on my MP3 player and gettin' down with the KI Gloo and some yummy Rusty Pickle School Daze. Be watching the gallery at for those creations in February, and as a preview i used some for the 2 Ad challenges i am doing there for February. You can check those out here: Jaime's February Challenge There are lots of other challenges to get your mojo flowin' as well, and some yummy RAKS to boot!

For Memories From The Attic I created a Maya Road Arrow Book entitled I LOVE ?. It was sooooooo much fun to create! Jeri has turned it into a kit that you can purchase for 12.99. Just check out This Thread and shoot Jeri an instant message or e-mail.

They are predicting 5 to 10 inches of snow for us tomorrow..........wish me luck on getting snowed in! I'm ready for a stay at home in my pj's day!

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Guess what's cookin' !!

A chat with RUSTY PICKLE Chef LIBBY MACNEILLY!! That's what! Come on over to on Thursday Jan. 10th at 6pm Pacific, 7pm Mountain, 8pm Central, 9pm Eastern time. You will need to register for the site to chat. Anyone that comes to the chat and asks Libby a question will be entered into a drawing for a RAK from me that will include some new Rusty Pickle Lucky Papers and a few other surprise goodies!! See you there!!

Don't forget to check out the store while you are there.......... !! Jeri just got in some of the Autumn Leaves 99cent stamps including the DOODLE BIRD!! Also just arrived are some yummy colors of Stickles.......Prima Paintables and POP UP BIRDS........and some awesome Heidi Swapp!