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Friday, December 19, 2008

And it snowed again today!

Wow, when they said," Lots of snow this year" they were not kidding! If it's not sub-zero, it's blizzard like conditions. Another 8" today, with blowing and drifting tonight. You have to love Wisconsin. NOT! If it were not for the beautiful changing of the seasons, and the awesome photo opportunities that comes with this, i would seriously have to re-think my location in life. Lol, but i say this every year. Anyway with Christmas upon us, please take advantage of all the photos you will be taking. And watch the blog here for some fun and inspirational challenges, that come with prizes and such... More later ladies. Have a great day...

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

It stopped snowing....

Hello Ladies, Well it finally quit snowing, in less than 12 hours we got around 9-10 inches. So what oh what does one do on a snow day?? I know...Scrap,stamp,craft, build a snowman and drink cocoa all while the men folk are doing the snow removal..poor babies... So here a pics of my back yard. Keep warm ladies....

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Welcome to... SHERLENE :O)

I am so happy that you found us, as i am just getting this up and running, i vow to make this a great place to visit, get free tips and tricks, and even just plain ol freebies... So tell your friends, come one and all..For everyone who subscribes to this blog i will send a tear bear pattern to them, so you too can make thewse adorable little creatures this offer is good untill DEC 15th. Then it will be time time for another freebie.. So join the mailing list, and leave me some comments so that i know who is here, and who gets the goodies...Have a great day ladies, and don't shovel it all in a day. Later crafters
Hello Ladies,
Wow....It's been awhile since i was last able to post. Life does get crazy some days, and i seem to have had the handle on that lately. Anyway, i am going to be setup at the Manitowoc Expo on Saturday, Dec 13. SO come on out, and see whats new and happening in the world of scrappin, or in my world. Today is going to be a catch up day, as we have about 8-10" of snow that fell through the night, with that much more coming yet today, so its gonna be a coffee, cocoa kinda day. I have been working on a few cards and other surprises for thew holidays, so check later and i will get them posted. Not working today for some reason. Anyway, if you live in my area, stay warm, send someone else to do the shoveling, and play with your scrapping goodies today. More later

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Hello ladies,
Well i have sent out emails to everyone scheduling the next crop. Have had good responses again, and as always the first to reply gets the surprise package, and we have a winner. SO watch your mailboxes... Also i found a great site, packed full of information, tips, tricks, techniques, and projects. Here is the link to all sorts of info. I have been searching this site and it is great for beginners as well as seasoned scrappers/stampers. So check this out. It is worth your time..Watch for the new challenge and contests to be posted real quick. Have a great day

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Coming to the Expo

Hello ladies, boy it has been a crazy 2 weeks. Planning the next crop, and all it's activities. As well as this coming Saturday i will be set up at the Manitowoc Expo for the market there, and will be doing Cricut demonstrations. And all sorts of other fun things. So stayed tuned for more details coming soon.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Mid-week inspiration

Hello ladies, Well its taken 2 full days to get everything put away again, and the good news is, i finally got everything organized the way I wanted it. It took myself and my 2 Sons 2-1/2 horse to pack my truck of all these supplies, only 1 hour to unload and another hour to organize things for the crop, and then had to pack, load and unload again when i got home..It was quite a workout, but well worth it!! I hope you all had as much fun as i did.. I can now start working on projects for the next crop, even bigger and better things coming next time. So stay tuned.

Monday, October 20, 2008

WoWeE, what a day we had

These are a few of the Sizzix dies, and the Bigz dies, there was (2) tables just with the dies.
More dies and machines
And yet some more
These are all the sizzlit singles and sets,each case holds 35 dies and there were 17 cases of these.
This is a pic of the Sizzlits fonts from Sizzix, there 42 different fonts to pick from.
These are the 2 cricut expressions, with the 40 cartridges.... The bottom photo are just a small corner of (1) table with a few of the Sizzix dies...

Hello Ladies, first and foremost i wish to thank the ladies who came to the crop and helped make it a great success!! You are all wonderfully talented, and it was wonderful seeing the seasoned scrappers take the newbies by the hand and help them with everything and anything! You gals ROCK!! That is what it is all about, helping, making friends, good food, lots of chocolate, and plenty of caffeine to go around.. I did remember after awhile to take some pics of the gals, i don't know where me head was the rest of the day, but i did manage to get a few, also the pics of the toys to play with were amazing, there were (6) 10 foot tables with nothing but sizzix dies and machines of all kinds, and
(2) 10 foot tables with 2 cricuts and 40 cartridges..When i say i have lots of toys, i mean it! lol..I am very happy you all had a great time, and how about the door prizes?? Full size stamps, sheets of stamps, trimmers, dies and all the rest of the door prizes, am happy you all liked them!!! Alot of work went into this, and i want to thank me very dear friend Sandy for all her help, and work she did for me..You are the best!!
The gals decided on several groups, all of which need names..the groups are as follows, they are the
Card makers/stampers
scrapping stampers
altered arts
So put your thinking caps on and lets come up with some names..
Hopefully you gals who could not make this crop will be able to make the Nov date, as all of the same toys will be here again... So make room on your schedule, it will be held during deer hunting...More later

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Crop day is upon us....

Well ladies, i hope you all are as excited as i am for Sunday. I have been busy as a bee packing things and getting everything ready to go..And let me just say this, i need a Camel or a strong work horse to tote everything, did not realize there was this much stuff,boxes, and boxes everywhere you all are gonna have a good time with my toys! There's plenty to go around for everyone. It is going to be a good time for everyone! Remember it starts at noon, and ends when the last glue stick dries up or we run out of things to play with. Starts at noon on Sunday, will see you all very soon...

Friday, October 17, 2008

Finally Friday....

Hello ladies, I have been busy packing up all sorts of items for the crop on Sunday. It is going to be an exciting day. I have a ton of projects for everyone, some challenges, games, patterns, and surprises. Remember the crop starts at noon, and goes till when ever you all want to be done..I have nothing else planned for that day. So bring your projects, photos, supplies and we will see you on Sunday.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

What to do on a rainy

Rainy days, yes it is. So what better to do on a rainy day than grab a cup of hot cocoa, coffee or tea, and wrap up in your fuzziest jammies and page through old photo albums gathering and organizing and remembering those days gone by. A perfect opportunity to get them all together, organized and ready to be scrapped. So pick out a few and bring them to the crop, if you want to bring them all and we will help you organize them into the way you would like them scrapped.
And do not forget to check the blog for the challenge. If you complete the challenge you will get that extra surprise! Have a scrap happy day! :D

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

More fun to come

Good Morning ladies, it is 2:00 Am Tuesday morning, and i just could not sleep, i have so many things going on in my head for the crop on sunday. I have put together some really cool give aways, a few make and takes, and lots of free stuff. I am getting so excited it is going to be impossible to think about anything but this...So look back a few days at the challenge post, and actually do the challenge, and bring it to the crop and get a free item. Will also be posting another challenge mid-week for you all. Also please if you have any questions don't be afraid to email me and ask me anything at all. Looking forward to Sunday..Happy scrapping, stamping and crafting...See you all real soon!!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Good Monday Morning....

Good morning ladies, talk about busy as a bee, well i am working very hard to get things together for the crop on sunday. I have some fun little projects for everyone and a few make and takes all set up. SO for those of you who are all about the embellies and fun interactive page elements i have a bit of a surprise for you..For you ladies who are new to scrapping, stamping and card making i have a surprise for you as well... And here is a sneak peek of whats to come...Have a great day everyone, i am off to work on more new projects.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Welcome to the newest ladies

Today was a great day at the apple festival, i met some of the nicest most friendly ladies ever. And have invited them to attend the crop on oct 19th, and am hoping they are able to make it to the crop. I have so many things i would love to show, and teach...So ladies if you are out there please leave me a comment and join in the fun. Look forward to seeing everyone on Sunday. Have a wonderful week.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Beginners Supply list....

Hello ladies, well this list is for all you first time scrappers that you will need for the crop. Don't get scared ladies it is not a very long list.
First of all you will need paper to match the photos you have picked out. You will need a good pair of scissors, a ruler, a cratf mat(self healing), glue sticks,and a paper trimmer. Make sure the paper and glue are AF/LF. If you buy them in the scrapbook dept they will all be exactly what you need. Additional supplies that you may want to get would be ribbons, brads, flowers, again to match your theme, but none of these are necessary at this time.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Beautiful Day Challenge

Hello ladies, well those of you who have read my email, and added me to your list and bookmarked this blog site, will be ahead of the game so to speak....As you know our first crop of the fall season will soon be upon us, Oct 19th. And if you do this challenge, and bring it with you to the crop, you will receive a free gift. SO the challenge is, to photograph something with the title being "What a beautiful day" and scrap it using this sketch.

So dust off the cameras, and get out and get those pics, its a beautiful time of year to take photos, with the fall leaves, and vibrant colors. And free gifts for those of you who do this challenge..

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Still raining.......but

Good Morning, 3 days of rain, and clouds makes a person blah feeling..So its time to shake things a bit. I have been working on a few things for the Crop coming up, for the beginner scrappers i have some raelly cute albums and embellies, will post pics later. For the seasoned i also have been working on a surprise or two. There is going to be door prizes, drawings, challenges, and games. SO mark your calendar, and come join the fun....Stay dry ladies and have a great day..

Monday, October 6, 2008

Happy Monday

Hello one and all! I hope you all have had a great weekend..I am busy putting things together for the Crop being held in Oct. There will be lots of fun, and games going on so mark your calendars. I will be posting some of the projects that will be available for make and takes, as well projects for all the newbies, so stay tuned...More later. Have a Scrap happy day..

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Good Sunday Morning...

Hey ladies, hope you all are having a great weekend, and enjoying the brisk weather. I am taking the day off, OK the afternoon off and taking my best girl, Ms Kitty, and our 2 best friends, Sandy, riding Cowgirl..As you can see they both like their ball caps to keep the hot sun from their sweet little faces.. Ms Kitty is a beautiful Dun, Paint horse, and Ms Cowgirl is a stunning,Quarter Horse and may i add a miracle of nature. We are off on a trail ride today. It always helps remove stress, and heightens creativity, well for me anyway...More when i return. Have a great day ladies!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Cropping Time!!!

Hello Ladies, well as promised it's time for our very first crop!!! woohoo........It is set for October 19th at 11:00 AM, at the Eagles Club in T.R. So come one come all, its going to be a great day!

For all you seasoned croppers, you all know what to bring..For all you beginners, well look for an email i sent to you all telling you what you need to bring and why.

Also as promised, i will be bringing my Sizzix die cut system, with well over 1000 dies, and my Big Bug, Cricut with 35 Cartridges. Between the 2 systems, we have every topic, theme, or font a person could ever want.

While waiting for the Crop day to arrive, check back here often for contests, challenges, and fun stuff to try. I look forward to cropping with you all. Any questions please feel free to contact me by email. Have a great day!!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

A new home

Finally a place to have and call home, my own little corner of the world. Where imagination, desire, and a love for all things paper can be compiled. Inspiration from other crafters, online galleries, tutorials, and great shopping can all be found here, not to mention to awesome Eye Candy. Tips tricks, and anything and everything one would want to know about paper crafts.

So Welcome everyone, come on in, and have a look around.

I know things are a bit bare right now, but that will not last long. I am working hard to get thing up and running. So check back often, and remember to get on the email list for contests, games and lots of other fun. I look forward to getting to know everyone. Make yourself at home.