Monday, August 31, 2009

Ritz Toasted Chips

Curse you Nabsico, Kraft, Ritz, whomever makes these evil evil chips/crackers. And as long as I am swearing, I am going to add my Stupid Sister, Amy Jo, to the mix. It's all HER FAULT. She let me try these at her house a few weeks ago when I went up to spend the night. I HATE HER FOR IT. They consume my every food thought. From sun up to sun down. And even in my dreams. I think about these stupid things. Do NOT try them. You will HATE THEM. They are evil. (saying this only so you won't buy them and I can!)In the course of two days or just over 36 hours...I manage to eat (not fully alone in that act-Thanks Zander & Will) the whole stinking bag. UGH...Now I'm out. hmmm...I wonder how long it would take for me to run to WalMart and back at 10:22pm?? So for now, I will just lick my computer screen while looking at this

Jennifer Fox Guest Designer @ ScrapOrchard

My girl Jennifer is the guest at SO for the month of Sept! Wahoo! Can you believe it?! I'm so excited for her! This is really a great opportunity for her! Here's a few layouts with a couple of her new kits.

Home today

I'm not working today as I didn't have any patients. UGH....Not a good sign. I only work 2 days a week and need that pay check. another UGH...

So, not sure what is on the agenda for the day but I am feeling the urge to get out of the house.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Hybrid Lysol Teacher Gift

Here's one of the back to school teacher gifts I have for our new teachers this year. I'm sooo excited about the boys teachers this year. We got some great ones!!! Used Jennifer Fox's new school kit and Krystal Hartley's Study hall kit. Got em some blank cards and filled a tin bucket with office supply thingys. (paper clips, tacks, etc)

Friday, August 28, 2009

Jennifer Fox-Oh SO Silly, Sassy, Studious

OH MY GOODNESS!!! Jennifer Fox is a guest designer at ScrapOrchard for the month of Sept!! Wahoooo! And....on top of that...she just released 3, yes, THREE super cute kits. Here's how I used them! I love love love love the oh so studious one. The color are do die for. I have begged to use this color palate again in more general type kit. Yum, folks! If you can't get the whole collection and can only buy one...GET OH SO STUDIOUS!!! I love that kit!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Cat issues

We have two cats that apparently have lost their minds. They have started peeing on the carpet. So yeah...they just cut their own lives short. Literally. I love my pets but I have to draw the line at that. I put way too much time and money into my house to have it smell like a pisshole. Won't do it. So if anyone has any ideas how to stop this...please share. Otherwise, we will be down two pets at the Stiverson house. I mean it. The kids are so angry with us right now over this but they have no clue what we have done to get our house to this level. HELP!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Kristin Aagard-Camp Out

Kristin has the coolest Camping/Outdoors kit available today! It's called Camp Out available at
I love love love this kit! The animals alone are reason enough to buy this kit! She does amazing Original work! I love that she is so into creating her own pieces by hand. Truly one of a kind this way! And of course it is on sale!! SO HURRY!!!

Girls Weekend Here I come!

Just got off the Phone with my BFF (AmyK) and we are doing a girls weekend Oct 2-4. Wahoo!!!
Going to her camper (yes folks...a camper no hotel!) for the weekend to scrapbook and/or just chill out together! GOD I MISS HER!!! I'm so excited. Nothing will stop me this time. I've already cleared the schedule!
So excited, I just had to share!

Jennifer Fox Moving Sale

Jennifer is closing her store at FPD. So go peek and buy what you love! My favorite is the My Flower Garden! You will love it too! The colors are soooo soft and yummy!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

My Sister's New Nephew

I went up to stay with my sister last night and take some pictures of her fiances newest little Nephew. He's sooo darn cute! Here's a couple for you all to enjoy.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Krystal Hartley-Study Hall

Little Miss Krystal has a THEMED {*gasp} kit coming out on Saturday at the SSD! It's back to school time~! I decided to NOT do school layout to show you that you don't have to have school kids to LOVE this kit!

Ettes & Co.--Spooktacular

My take on Spooktacular! Don'tcha just love Flat Shelley!! Ahh...It's so fun to play with her still!

Ettes & Co. --Staycation

So the Ettes went all crazy on me and gave me 3 kits at once!! Yay me! So here's what I did with STAYCATION:

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Cursing facebook and it's evil ways

So I refused to let myself explore facebook and all it has to offer as I just don't have TIME. well, yesterday, was thee day. I did it. I clicked on some link for FARKLE. Dang it. WHY????? Yes I am screaming that why! Myself and the boys played that for hours on end yesterday. Grr....I hate when I do stuff like that. Now I feel compelled to go there again but I refuse...for now. I'm weak, let's face it. But first, I must work on Parent Group stuff. That's WAY more important. See how I try to convience myself...will it work?? Only time will tell. I'll let you know!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

OMG!! Jeff Gordon!

To say that I have ONE HAPPY BOY is probably not enough. This is the very first time I have not had to say...Zander, Smile! I don't think his grin could have
gotten any bigger. Seriously! Look at him!! And we had to call Aunt Barb and Aunt Amy Jo to tell them that we standing at start/finish line in front of the "stage" waiting for the driver presentations. We got a special stamp/sticker from our friend that allowed us access to this event. I think Zander was in heaven. He wrote his name on the start/finish line and got down and kissed it! Yes, I have pictures!! Words are just not enough to explain what a great day we had. I didn't think it could get any better than last time but it did! What a great great great day! I sure hope he knows how lucky he is! Pretty sure he's aware!

NASCAR or bust!

Boogity boogity boogity...let's go racing boys!

Cross all your body parts that our pit passes turn up Jeff Gordon for one 10 year old boy! PLEASE GOD...let him atleast see him. And if you feel so autograph would make his life! TRULY!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Photobook is DONE!!!

I did a photobook for my Aunts recent roadtrip. I worked on it at the retreat last weekend and got 32 pages done there. Then I worked all day yesterday on it and got it done!!! I LOVE IT! I've very very happy with how it turned out. Doing it 12x12 since I put so many pictures on it. I was afraid they'd be too small if we did 8x8. Thank you's go out to Kristin Aagard, Krystal Hartley, Peta Boardman, Designs by Sine, Simply Yin, and Lyndsey Riches for your awesome products that I used to create this book.

Shared photo book from Rachel

Click here to view this photo book larger

Friday, August 14, 2009


ok...I'm so messed up on my sleep schedule! LOL I did manage to catch up this morning. Slept in until 10:30am Yes folks...that's right. I think I might have made it back to my normal amount required to keep me going! Finally! I feel asleep at work yesterday!! No Joke. Just for a split second and hit my head on the counter. I was sitting down with my head on my hand/arm and out I went! LOL

I am up to page 38 with the vacation book for Aunt Barb. I hope she loves it. I am finally at the half way point so that's good!! I feel like I'm running out of creativity and they are all looking the same.
I finally talked to my mom yesterday and she said she throughly enjoyed the adventures of Flat Shelley! LOL Glad to know that it made others happy. I thought maybe it was only my warped sense of humor that found it side splitting funny! I said at one point...if this is still funny in the morning then I will post it. And it was! LOL Still is! hahaha This just might have to become a standard event for me! Taking different people with me to fun locations. Who's next??

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Flat Shelley Retired

Or is it just TIRED? Took 142ish pictures of Flat Shelley's adventures and have 962 other photos to sort through. I am missing some so that number will go up. So you will soon be able to see the photos of Flat Shelley's trip. Going to upload them to something today. Lots of them might need an explanation but others are totally a NUFF SAID moment!

Whew...I'm dead tired STILL!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Friday, August 7, 2009

Introducing....Flat Shelley!

Enjoying a cool beverage on the flight from Denver to San Jose! Ahhhh We made safe, tired, but extremely giggly! Oh the stories I have to tell about Flat Shelley sitting on a sleeping lady next to us on the plane. hee hee Evil we were! But hey, she deserved it!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

California or bust!

Well, this will probably be the last post from Michigan!! Wahoo!!! I'm so excited. I refuse to let my mind wander to much about as I feel sorta bad that my family and friends are not coming along (other than Bev!) but darn it...I gotta tell ya, I'm pretty darn excited about this trip. For many reasons. The first, is to see Shell again! It's been too long. I'm so looking forward to lots of laughs and goofy photos! Second, Dying to do nothing but scrapbook for two days! Third, Looking forward to seeing the ocean! Forth, umm...can't tell you the 4th reason. Only 2 people know about the 4th reason! LOL Just know it will all be revealed very soon. You will know instantly what reason #4 is once you see the photos! heehee I can't stop smiling! Gotta get #4 packed so I don't forget it! That would be horrible! You know who you are...and I love you for letting me do it! THANK YOU! hahahahaha

oh...the fifth reason...FRAN! I have a cyber friend who lives in San Jose (another one!~) and I have her Phone number and I am hoping to meet with her even if its only for 5 minutes to just say hey and give her a big ole hug! I hope she's ok with hugging! I adore this woman so much. She super funny and we had a heck of a time picking on each other while we were on a CT together. I truly hope we can hook up.
Sixth reason...BEV! We have the BEST TIME no matter where we go or what we do. I can't begin to explain how well we get along and how we just mesh together. She's the best roommate in the world and we laugh about anything and everything. I can't wait!!!

For those of you left will be there in spirit! I promise to do something special for you while I'm there! heehee Like have a diet coke, chocolate, or maybe even something a little bit Stronger?! Hmmm...should I?
See you all on TUESDAY or maybe before if I have good internet connections at the retreat!

Will's Party

Just adding to Will's Photobook. Trying to finish up his Zoo party. I'm sure I will have lots of time this coming weekend to finish it up!! Whoot!!! 2:30 am Friday morning will come sooo fast!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Meredith Cardall and Kristin Aagard

Meredith has a new kit coming out in a few hours! It's called Lazy Daisy. I love love love the colors in this kit. The papers are super cute!! Available only at
Kristin Aagard's new Zoo Day kit and a template by Carena's Scrapbooking
This is a truly must have kit if you have any zoo type photos. It's super duper cute! I promise! I think it might be her best one yet!! Love it!!!

Round 3 BOTCT

Here's my submission for Round 3 of the battle of the Creative Team contest over at DSA.
We had to come up with a formula that whole team had to follow. Using 10, 9, 8, etc of SOMETHING. We used this formula:
10 circles
9 flowers
8 staples
7 Leaves
6 Animals
5 grass elements
4 Papers
3 photos
2 alpha
1 glitter scatter