Saturday, August 29, 2009

*NEW Design Team link

Check out: TODAY!!!!!!
{to view the latest layouts that I have created}.
The Chandelier vinyl is my absolute FAVE so far to this day!!!!!!
Did you know?????
{that you can email the owner to customize an order for your layouts, projects & even the walls in your home}
Cool, eh?!?
This is such a fabulous & F.U.N. new company to design for!!!!!
Check it out!
smiling {from the farm},

Monday, August 24, 2009

Check it out!!!!!

Check out this blog today to see the creative designs of

Lisa Hildebrand:
*new Design Team member for Cut Your Way.

Just click on the link below:

rainy & damp today {at the farm},

Thursday, August 20, 2009

*NEW Design Team

Just wanted to let everyone know that you should be checking out ( today.
There is a *NEW Design Team being introduced daughter, Daria is being Featured TODAY!!!!!!

You rock, girl!!!!!!

a proud mom smiling {from the farm},

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Shhhhh...don't tell anyone.

I have worked for most of the day and I finally have all the class samples finished for the Fall Convention, hosted by the amazing Bronwen Dobson of Smalltown Scrappers (check out Although I have not {officially} handed over the final class concepts & images to her, I wanted to give my followers the first sneak peek of the classes. I will be teaching 5 classes altogether --all sponsored by some AMAZING companies.

First, a single-page layout class using the always fabulous Upsy Daisy Designs pattern paper & some great vinyl from Cut Your Way:

Second, a double-page layout class using the latest vinyl designs from Cut Your Way {love these!!!!}, and some awesome transparent, packing tape from FancyThatOnline (2 different colours to choose from):

Third, I'm teaching a layout class with some great Kraft Kutz,etc. from Fancy Pants. Love this stuff!!! In this class, you will create 2 single-page layouts:

Next, you'll be using some fantastic American Crafts products when you create another 2 single-page layouts in this class:

And finally, I will be teaching a stamping class using the always gorgeous 18" frames from Cut Your Way ( They rock!!!!!

Well.............hopefully these sneak peeks won't upset too many people. Just had to share!!!!

enjoy. ;)

basking up the sunshine {from the farm},

Monday, August 17, 2009

A work-in-progress........

So........have you seen the latest & greatest creations in vinyl from Cut Your Way ( You should see what is sitting on my desk just WAITING for some creativity to spring forward......................

You'll see some of Buffy's vinyl here on the following layouts and they are FABULOUS!!!!! My sister, Buffy (the brains & brawn of this fab business) is working on some great class designs for me -- custom colours, sizes, styles!!!! love them all. Thanks, Buffy!!!!!

This flower motive is one of my favourite designs.
And the floral that follows is so divine.

So......I will be teaching with her vinyl rub-ons in the Fall at the Winnipeg Convention that Smalltown Scrappers is hosting (go to to get the low-down). I'll also be teaching with her fabulous 18 inch Frames at the convention.

On the weekend, it was a Cut Your Way party on the kitchen island at my sister, Lisa's. Buffy brought in a ton of her products and let Lisa & I pick whatever we wanted -- kinda' like picking our own Cut Your Way kits. So, here's the catch: we will design layouts/projects with her vinyl and post our creations on her blog -- kinda's like a Design Team!!!!!! Cool, eh??!?

So......that's what's gonna happen. I'm thinking that Lisa is already getting started -- she's like that (efficient when little Erica is sleeping). She'll be hammerin' out the layouts in the 2 hours she has to herself in the afternoon. You go girl!!!!

Me? I am working on some class concepts & samples for the convention in fall and then..................CUT YOUR WAY -- here I come!!!!! I have a stack of vinyl on my desk that is aching to be used. My daughter, Daria has finished 2 layouts with Auntie Buffy's vinyl on them already. Soon we'll be able to post for you all to see.

Better get back to class samples.

scrap-happy {from the farm},

Friday, August 14, 2009

Leaded or Unleaded....?

Just wanting to say a big "Happy Birthday" out to one of my favourite nephews today!!!!

Wondering if you are starting to drink coffee now that you are the big "5"? Isn't that what you said you would be doing?

We have spent A LOT of fabulous times together. Here's some photos & layouts to re-live the memories again:

Love you C-man!!!! Hope you have a GREAT day!!!!!
smiles to all {from the farm},

Friday, August 7, 2009

Fave Photo from Last Week

This is my beautiful & adorable niece, Erica.

Although she is not usually a drooly child -- I did manage to capture this little, drooly moment. Lucky me. :)

Love you, Ricki Dawn.


{from the farm},