Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Mid-week Wednesday

Happy Wednesday! Back to work after my vacation. Hard to get back into the groove. Not really happy with this snow. I was wearing short sleeves and carpi's three days ago, and now there is snow on the ground. What gives??!!

Anyways, not to complain.........I watched Oprah yesterday and she had a challenge for the audience. It was the "NO COMPLAINING" challenge. She challenged us to go 21 days without complaining. I decided to start that today. Got to work at 0730 and by 0825 i was complaining about the snow. Ghheeze. I guess that i will try harder with this. Between Amanda's "think positive" challenge and this one, I may learn how to be more upbeat. Wish me luck!!

Have to work the next three days and then going to scrapbook at the Scrap Coop Friday night. Getting all of the last layouts done and collected for my book. Plan on doing spring cleaning this Saturday.

Hope you all have a great week!


Sunday, March 25, 2007

What a Weekend!!

Hello everyone! Sorry it has been so long since i posted. Tracey and I took our boys to Las Vegas to see the World Finals Monster Trucks. It was a blast!!
We drove (yes, 10 hours in the care with 2 small boys....brave huh!) A box of snacks, the DVD player, and a bunch of sticker books were the only way we made it through!! We drove through Utah and stopped at the Museum of Ancient History. There were a lot of exhibits of dinosaurs. My boys LOVE that! We then continued to sight-see (scrapbook shopping) along the way. On Friday, we went to the pit party for the monster trucks. We were able to ride in the back of a real Monster Truck. So fun! The drivers signed autographs and we were able to take pictures of all the trucks. They had mini electric monster trucks for the kids to ride.
Also found an aquarium at Mandalay Bay. Lots of sharks, you could touch the stingrays. Really cool!
On Saturday, we drove down to Hoover Dam (never been there before) Took tons of gorgeous pictures. Here are a few. Found a few more scrapbook stores. Scrappin Time... great store..tons of new stuff...Pebbles...cute new store....told them all about my book....possible orders.....
Saturday night was the racing and freestyle for the monster trucks. Pretty much every truck that came out on the track was destroyed. It was so cool. One truck rolled over and landed on its nose, and stayed there. Yelled so much, I have no voice today.
Late night then up at 5 am to drive home. Stopped in Pocatello and ate at Mama Inez (truly the best food in the WORLD!!) Now just chillin out getting caught up on emails. Will get back into the groove of my book in the morning.
I realize that i have not posted all of the entries from my contest. Here they are!!!
(My computer will not upload the images....I will keep trying.) I will send you each a little something in the mail for supporting my book! Thanks again!!
Lori Jolley~Sandman
Teisha Daniels~We are Family
Shelly Brown~Brotherly Love
Tammie Andreason~More than Friends
Tammy Maynard~Shake your Booty
April Scism~Its a Girl Thing
Thanks for checking in with me! Hope everyone is finding time to scrapbook!!

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Contest Winner!!

Drum roll, please...........

I am pleased to announce the winner of the "Get Published" contest is

Teisha Daniels!!

Click on the link to the right to see her beautiful work!!!!

Computer going crazy, i will post all of the entries this weekend. Thank you to all who took the time to participate in the contest!

P.S. Tammy, will you resend your layout "Shakin" to me. I cannot get it to load right. Thanks!

Monday, March 12, 2007

Book Cover

Okay, ladies.....Here it is! The cover for my book! What do you think?!?! I used paper from a company called Treehouse Memories. I called their number and the guy who answered the phone, Brandon, was the owner. He was totally excited for me to use it on the cover of my book.

There will be spiral binding on the left side and the book will be divided into color-coordinating tabbed sections. There will be a master list of the sketches in the back, and also a place for you do design your own sketches. So cool! I am also putting a company directory in the back of the book. If you or someone you know want to advertise in the book, contact me for details and pricing. Contact me at

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Weekend Wrap-up

Well, another weekend coming to a close. Where does the time go? Anyways, here is a run down of my weekend.......
  • I worked Saturday. Lots of sick patients at the hospital. I know that sounds dumb because there are always sick people at the hospital, BUT more patients that usual were REALLY sick. Lots of TLC for them.
  • Went to the dinner and auction Saturday night for the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. My husband is a big hunter. Had a good dinner, lots of raffles. (For those who don't know, I am a HUGE raffle girl!!) It was at the Shilo and it lasted 5 hours. I often found myself daydreaming about Expo and Conference. Where tables should go, ideas for Kim, that sort of stuff. (The ETM conference is going to be held there this year. Fun change!)
  • Woke up in the night to a sick boy. He has pink eye. Disinfecting everything, warm compresses and eye drops. He is a little fussy. Poor kid!
  • Got antibiotics for Jax's eyes. Dalton and him played video games for a while on Sunday since we couldn't take him to church.
  • I was able to get 5 layouts done for my Designing with Sketches book.
  • I FINALLY finished the cover. I am sooo excited about this. It took me a little while to get the picture in my head to look right on paper. I look at it and it brings tears to my eyes. (I know, I am a crazy girl!)
  • Trying to upload a picture, having problems. Will keep trying.
  • Now, going to go fix pizza for dinner. Maybe a little laundry. Maybe not.

Remember the winner of the "Get Published" contest will be announced this week.

Happy Scrapping!!


Saturday, March 10, 2007

Contest Deadline.....

Good Saturday morning~~

Just a reminder that the "Get Published" contest ends today!! I have had lots of adorable layouts come in and my decision will be a tough one!!

Stay tuned for the winner!!

Good luck to everyone who has entered....and thank you!


Thursday, March 8, 2007

Family Time and More......

Hello everyone! Sorry that it has been such a long time since i posted. I seem to spend every waking minute on my sketches book. It has been such a fun process, but i seem to think about it from the moment my eyes open until i go to sleep at night. I was able to get off of work a little early today, and when i arrived home, my husband wanted to go for a drive. We took the boys up past St.Anthony along the river. Tracey fished a little, and the boys had a ball throwing rocks into the water. It was so relaxing to be there. The scenery was so beautiful, and although it was a little chilly, it was very peaceful. We then went to Big Jud's for dinner. (A little hole-in-the-wall diner with the BEST burgers!!) The food was yummy and we listened to 80's music on the jukebox. We ended the night with a Bubble Gum ice cream waffle cone. I really needed a night like this. I came home refreshed and ready to conquer another chapter in my book!!

Speaking of my book.....My "Get Published" contest ends this Saturday. I am really excited about the entrants so far. On little tidbit that i have not mentioned is that LISA BEARNSON is going to do a layout for my book!! Pretty cool huh!! Also, CHRISTY TOMLINSON from MM is trying to see if she can do some layouts as well. Christy is also rounding up some of the most talented gals in the industry to help out with the book! Get your pages done and submitted so that you can be published among great local talent as well as these celebs!! BYT, I have arranged for this book to be for sale at Scrappin Essentials in Pocatello ( and at Porters in Rexburg. I hope many more businesses will follow!! You can get the first copies of the book at Kim's ETM Conference and Expo in June. Check out for more details.

You can meet Christy Tomlinson and take her class at the ETM conference in June also. Check out Christy's blog. She is soo talented!

Hope everyone is geared up for the weekend! Happy Scrapping!


Saturday, March 3, 2007


Hello! Hope everyone is having a great weekend!!

For those of you who do not know, I am a Cardiac Nurse at the hospital. One of my patients asked me the other day if I had always wanted to be a nurse. I said, "Only since I was three". I then told him the story of how i know i wanted to be a nurse. Thought that i would share it with you.....

When i was three, I wanted to be a garbage man. There was a garbage man who got to stand on a peg on the outside of the garbage truck and ride around town on it. I thought that would be the coolest thing! I would sit on the back of the couch, looking out the window every Wednesday to see the man ride on his peg. One day, he got off his peg and started sifting through the garbage. I asked my mom what he was doing, and she said, "Well, he is a garbage man, his job is to pick up garbage and put it in the truck" . I thought for a minute and then decided that i didn't want to pick up icky garbage. I then asked my mom what she did. "I am a nurse." Not knowing what they did, and hoping it wasn't picking up garbage, I asked what nurses did. She said that they help sick people. I said, "OK, i think i will be a nurse. " And that was that. Funny how i stuck with that goal!! I must say, I always think about riding on that peg when i see a garbage truck go by!!

Oh, fun memories!!! One of the best things about kids is that they often remind you of your own childhood. Last night, my boys decided to have a "sleep over" in the living room. They proceeded to make "forts" out of chairs, pillows, blankets, end tables, and whatever else they could find. It reminded me of when my brothers and i would make forts in our basement. Some fun things can span generations!!

Hope everyone can take a minute today and think back to some of your favorite memories!!!