Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Tally Scrapper DT Call

Soooo I am trying out for the Tally Scrapper DT!
We have to submit 3 brand new pages and all the members vote-
the top 3 most votes make it!
(so if you are a member- PLEASE go vote for me!)

Here are my submissions:

"A Beautiful Sight"


"My 4"

I used Pencil Lines Sketches for these Layouts,
and the last 2 I used the Swirlydoos "Vintage Chic" Kit

Wish me luck- and PLEASE vote!!
(voting ends 3/31 at midnight)

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Scrappy Garage Sale

Such a fun day!
Charity & I went to a scrapbook garage sale in Moorhead, MN. I have never been to one, and I was amazed at the HUGE crowd of women there to do some serious shopping! There were 30 vendors set up with TONS of stuff- I was in rummaging-scrapbooking heaven! (2 of my absolute favorite things to do!)

Look at this line!!!


I am happy to report, that even with the plethora of amazing items (at amazing prices!) I was able to reign myself in and only get things I thought I would definitely use.
Here is a picture of the treasures I came home with:

  • 7 Gypsies Wax & Seals Kit (MRP: $20.00) GSP: $3.00
  • Artsy.licious Ribbon x 2 (MSP: $16.00) GSP $3.00
  • American Crafts Rub-Ons (MRP: $7.99) GSP: $1.50
  • Chatterbox Stitched Felt Stickers (MRP: $5.00) GSP: $1.00
  • Creative Charms Shimmer Flowers (MRP: $2.99) GSP: $.50
  • 4 Ltd Edition Club Scrap Stamps (MRP: $40.00) GSP: $4.00
  • Stampa Rosa Background Stamp (MRP: $12.00) GSP: $1.00
  • A stamp in The Hand Co. Stamp (MRP: $10.00) GSP: $1.00
  • 6 7 Gypsies Mini Books (MRP: $25.00) GSP: $5.50

Retail Price: $139.00
Garage Sale Price: $20.50!!

....now that is what I call a good deal!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Friday Faves 3/26/10

Well it has been a crazy week for me.... I have been having some medical issues, and this week was full of Dr appointments, hospital visits, tests etc. It started on Monday and the next thing I knew it was Friday.

I hope you all had a better week than me, so here's to the weekend & my Faves of the week!

1. Blood Donations
not exactly the first thing most people think of when they think of favorites, but if you need a blood transfusion, this could save your life! I was so thankful this week to have the blood that 2 unknown people donated- thank you!


2. Naps
I have slept so much this week, but I always feel refreshed when I wake up! Definitely one of my favorites this week! (thank you Matt for letting me sleep!)


3. Chinchillas
Our family has decided this will be our next pet. They are so cute and they DON'T STINK.


4. Pogo
Have you ever been to this online game sight? I have been a member for years... there are 100's of games and you get a "mini" that you can dress & buy things for. I played on here a lot this week while I was under the weather. Here is my spring mini:


5. Scrapbook Garage Sale!
ok I have never been to one, but I absolutely love the concept! One of our semi-local scrapbook stores is having one tomorrow morning with 30 vendors! I am really excited to go and hopefully find some good stuff!!


Hope you have a great weekend and you are enjoying Spring!
Blessings~ Zoa

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Cheeky Magpie

I saw Sheila's work over on ScrapStreet
and her handmade flowers are gorgeous!!
She just came out with this ebook tutorial- check it out!

You can visit her blog HERE

Ribbon and Fabric Flowers eBook

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Glitz Design Presents: Vintage Love

WOW- I am in LOVE!
Have you seen this?
I am wondering- HOW DID I MISS THIS?

New from Glitz Design:
"Vintage Love"
{appropriately named}

Glitz Design Whatnots.

Glitz Design Paper Layers -very thin, tissue like paper.

Glitz Designs Accent stickers.

At the risk of sounding like Veruca Salt,
"I want it all, and I want it NOW!"

Friday, March 19, 2010

Friday Faves 3/19/10

Woop Woop!! It's Friday!
Time for my Favorites of the week:

1. Cherry Coke
and not the usual way either.... my favorite restaurant indulgence is a Coke with Grenadine and Cherries! I love love love them! what a treat! Yuuuummm


2. Girls Night Out
I love getting out with the girls and leaving Matt & the kids behind! It is so nice just to laugh and talk with other women- such a wonderful stress reliever! We have a group of fabulous moms that get together a couple times a month, and last night we went out to dinner and it was such a wonderful time! I can't wait til the next one!

(this is not us, but I always feel happy like these ladies look!)

3. Red River of the North Series by Lauraine Snelling
I started reading this series because it takes place right here in the Red River Valley of North Dakota where I live. It has been so popular, that the author has now written 14 books in this series. I just started the 10th book in the saga of the Bjorklund family & I can hardly put these books down- they are soooo good!


4. Pizza Hut Thin Crust Pizza
Seriously- I forgot how good this pizza was! I haven't had it in years, and it is delicious!! Definitely worth a spot on this week's faves


I am sure I don't have to actually elaborate on this! What scrapper doesn't love the opportunity to go and scrapbook with friends? (and no kids or husbands or chores...)

My dear friend, Charity surprised me this afternoon with an unplanned crop tonight in Fargo- I literally had 30 mins to get ready & get my stuff together. It was awesome!!!


sooo there are my faves for the week- hope you are enjoying your weekend!!
Zoa :)

PS!! I didn't even know it, but apparently My sweet husband read my Faves list last week, and he actually surprised me with a bouquet of CHARTREUSE ROSES! I was very impressed! :)

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Spring Flood of 2010

We have had warm, spring-like weather here in NoDak for the past couple weeks... very unusual for March {spring generally happens in late April/ early May here}
And although this Florida gal is REALLY enjoying the early warm up, it is causing flooding all over the Red River Valley. Last year we had record flooding in the eastern part of the state, and this year we are waiting to see how high the water will rise. The Goose River branches off the Red River and runs right through my town of Mayville, which is the main source of flooding here.

I decided to start a daily photo journal documenting the rising water here in Mayville.
Here are the pictures I took today 3/18/10 at appox 5:30pm


huge chunks of ice clogging up the river

an abandoned house on the river bank, already flooded
2-3 days before the crest


the river has already crested the bank on the south side of the
bridge and is flooding the campgrounds

the river is flowing rapidly

flooded camp ground


The Rainbow Gardens underwater

more overland flooding

Island Park starting to flood

The road is already underwater here

The Pizza Shop had some of the worst flood destruction last year.
This year, they are rebuilt and prepared for the worst
{still open for business!}

this road has also been closed

I took this picture to measure the rising of the water.
I am interested to see how high the water will reach
on the hydrant tomorrow





More pictures to come tomorrow!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Webster's & Tattered Angels- A Match Made in Scrappy Heaven!

More Webster's Pages...
Magical Wishes

"Prince Charming"

I used "Ever After" & "Prince Frog" paper for this layout featuring my very charming son, Oliver. I used Glimmer Mist, the new Prima Flowers Ribbon & a Making Memories frame. Lots of fun!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Swirlydoos "Winter Wonderland"

Here are a couple more pages I made with a recent Swirlydoos kit, from the January 2010 kit

a full- color picture of an old barn I took during a winter storm outside Mayville, ND



a picture of a country bridge outside of Mayville that I took during a winter storm



Saturday, March 13, 2010

Blog Candy

Go visit THIS website for some FABULOUS tutorials & some great giveaways!
This gal will inspire you for sure- her stuff is amazing!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Friday Faves 3/12/10

One of my favorite blog posts is "Friday Faves"
If you followed my old blog, then I am sure you are familiar with this... but if not, there is a large group of bloggers that post their 5 favorite things of the week every Friday. I always enjoyed participating, and so I am going to pick this back up with the new blog.

So without further ado:

1. Jason Mraz
love the music because it doesn't compete with my mind while i listen to it... soothing... like elevator music that isn't boring.


2. Fresh Baked Chocolate Chip Cookies
Yuuuummm... I am thinking probably on everyone's faves... but still my favorite this week... actually this is my favorite about once every month or so, funny how that works.


3. Chartreuse
this might be my favorite color this year... it is so bright & fresh & fun. Love it!


4. Old Barn Wood
I am obsessed with it. It is so pretty and rugged and can be used for so many things. Unfortunately, other people have decided they love it too- and now it is harder and more expensive to find. hate that!


5. Daylight Savings Time
One of the best ideas- EVER (in my opinion)... I love love love the longer days. They make me happy and I have been counting the hours 'til I can change my clock all winter long. (pun intended)


What are your faves this week?
Hope you are enjoying them whatever they are!
Zoa :)

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