Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Things That Make Me Smile

This is the photo that is the wall paper to my cell phone.
When I am traveling and need a taste of home I always reach for my phone, turn it on, and have a peek.
It always brings a smile to my face.
It is my son Andrew (don't you just love that cute smile), a sonic soda (yep diet cherry), and they are sitting in my VW bug! It is my view from my drivers seat when I turn around and look at the back.
Isn't it amazing how the littlest things can make you feel all warm an cozy?

Monday, October 27, 2008

Ontario Expo - Done!

My last show of the year... DONE!
I arrived home from Ontario tired but I sure had a blast! I got to work with two special ladies Casey and Tracey.. yep... they still rhyme!
We had such fun this trip. It was so easy for us. Everything was within walking distance of the hotel. We laughed giggled and had a lot of fun.
It is bitter sweet... the last show of the year. I am going to miss all of my Pickle friends I meet at each venue, not to mention all of the fun ladies I get to work with. For now it is back to cleaning, and being a MOM.
Andrew has missed me badly. He arrived at the hotel early with his dad to pick me up. They sat in the lobby and watched T.V. When it was time to walk over to the expo his dad told him it was time to go. He started crying saying, "We don't have my Mommy yet!".
I am teaching in Clovis this weekend doing my Fall-A-Days album. You ladies are in for great fun! It is an awesome little album!
Oh.. and check out the dirty hands... yes.. it is hard work to tear down a booth but we did it!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Sacramento Expo

Well I am home from Sacramento and packing for Ontario.
Sacramento was so much fun! I got to work with two of my favorite ladies Kathie and Laura.
I did get to see the new Christmas Line from Rusty Pickle! I love it! Amazing!!
It was so much fun to go shopping on Saturday night and to be able to do "girlie" things. I usually have a boy in tow so it was a special treat for me.
We couldn't resist taking out photo with Poseidon who was standing just outside of the Expo Entrance!
It was so much fun seeing all of the Pickle fans at the Expo.
I am packing now for Ontario to work with Tracey and Casey! Wow ! This has been a whirlwind three weeks!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Meeting Friends....

We had so much fun in Kansas City!
I got to meet one of my long time on-line friends Jamie and her mom Rose. They stopped by the booth and helped us tear down and then we decided to go out to dinner. What else whas there to order for an appitizer? Deep fried pickles of course!!! There were lots and laughs and giggles to be had by all.
I also want to offer a shout out for the ladies who helped tear down. You can tell by our "dirty hands", it was hard work but smiles were all the way around.. Thanks ladies!!
After getting home safely I am packing and planning for my next stop Sacramento, CA. Is the month over yet??

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Kansas City.. Here I come!

Well my whirl wind month is starting! Tomorrow morning I am flying out to Kansas City to work the CKC there! I will be working with two awesome ladies, Tamara and Kim. I can't wait to see them.
I spent yesterday trying to get everyones Halloween costumes in order and trying to finish the laundry.
Yesterday I received a box that Santa Pickle had sent. Thanks Santa! I must have been really good!!
Wow! Rusty Pickle has some awesome new stuff out! Glitter, bling, new album shapes, shaped paper, new fonts on the alphabet stickers, I can't wait to play! Ohhhhhh........... this is going to be a long three weeks!!!!

Friday, October 3, 2008

and now for HALLOWEEN!

Here is a fun Jumbo Card made just for you!
It is made using a 12 x 12 chipboard album cover from Rusty Pickle.
I used it in a card class that I taught and the ladies just loved it!
They came up with all sorts of ideas. If you had grandchildren you could place a picture of your child when they were little along side of one of your grandchildren's current halloween pictures.
You could also turn it into an on going album by inserting 6 x 12 pages and adding a yearly halloween photos into it. There are so many possibilities!
The weather is susposed to cool down a bit around here and it might even RAIN! Oh I love the rain... we get it so rarely!!
Well I am off to create before I leave for Kansas City next week!

Thursday, October 2, 2008


I have been working on a few things for the holidays. It is fast approaching and it gets me in the mood. I am ready for the hot weather to leave or for it to at least cool off a bit.
I am leaving next week to start a three week jaunt. I will be heading first to Kansas City. While I am there I hope to meet up with one of my good friends who I met online!
After that I will be off to Sacramento and then finally Ontario. Yes October will be a busy month for me. Until then enjoy these creations. I hope they get you in the mood for the holidays and the cooler weather!