Friday, October 30, 2009

80's Outfit

HI Everyone!

Okay, so I took off the video because it was pretty scary but I thought I would share a pic of me in my "clown" (as one of my viewers called me) 80's outfit. Enjoy!


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Episode 154 - A Snowman Card


Good morning everyone!!!

Here is my latest video. I am showcasing Peachy Keen Stamps. Kathy is giving away 2 stamp sets to one of my viewers so don't forget to leave me a comment on this post with a way to reach you if you win. Good luck!!


Friday, October 23, 2009

Episode 153 - A Super Simple Scrapbook Page

Hi Friends!

I made this video last night for you! I realize the scrapbook page isn't my best work but it is finished!! Yaaaa!!!


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Magpie Club October Kit Winner

Hey Everyone!

Yes, I made it through the Swine Flu outbreak at my house. Not fun at all! I still have one son with the fever and cough so we are not through it yet. Thanks for all the nice e-mails and messages!!

I just picked the winner for the kit that donated and it is......

Congratulations to.......

" craftymomela said...
Hey Robyn, Love this kit, it's really cute, love the page you made"

You have one week to contact me at with your shipping information.

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Out with Swine (H1N1) Update

UPDATE - Fever finally broke and today is Saturday. Yaaaa! Still very dizzy and weak. I lost 4 pounds since Wednesday, mostly fluids. So far only 2 of my boys have come down with very mild cases. Mine was just very severe! I should be back to normal by Tuesday.

It's official! I'm totally sick! I just got back from the doctor's office where they tested me and where I was told it was most definitely the H1N1 virus since it is going around so much in our city.

Chills & hot flashes suck!!!


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Pink Journey Cartridge Winner!!

Robin just left this comment that I wanted to add......

Rockin Robin Caldwell said...

Thanks for all the congrat wishes. I am so excited about this blog candy!!! I sure had my fingers crossed to win this one. I am hoping that I can put a smile on the faces of some of my patients. It sure does help them to know that the health care team is standing by them, supporting them in any way that they can!! I can't wait to get the cart and start creating with it. have made me very, very happy...and hopefully, many of the recipients of what I will make with the cart. I did respond with my snail mail info to your yahoo address. I leave you with one final though my cyberfriends: Be diligent about getting those mammograms, encourage your beloved female family members and friends to get theirs too!!! Also, remember those monthly self breast exams. We all know our bodies, and how they feel...and we know when something doesn't feel "right". It's important, and just might save your life or that of someone dear to you!!! Be well, healthy, and happy!!! Hisses, Rocking Robin Caldwell

Thank you everyone for participating in the Pink Journey cartridge giveaway and thanks to all of you who shared your inspirational stories. I just used to pick the winner.......

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The winner is..............

Rockin Robin Caldwell said... "ate" my comment. I would love to have this cart. I am an RN and see quite a few patients that have been diagnosed with breast cancer and ultimately going through the subsequent treatment. A co-worker just went through it. Her's was found during a reduction mammoplasty. The cancer was small and in a very early stage. It has long been a wish of mine to be able to make some cards to give to these special patients. I would also make some for the OB floor, which is where most of these patients are cared for. It would be awesome to win this as it could put a smile on some faces to know that someone else is thinking of them, and cheering them on. Hisses, Rockin Robin Caldwell

Robin, I do not have a way to contact you. Please e-mail me at within a week. Congratulations!!!

10/08/2009 10:26 PM


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

My Favorite Time of Year

Since most of you know that I lost some very important pictures this weekend, I am going to try harder to make sure I back them up, & also blog more of them.

On Monday nights our family has what we call Family Home Evening. It is a program designed by our church to help families designate one night a week to just family time. We usually have a lesson, sing songs, play games, and have a special treat. Now most of you know that trying to make this work with 5 little children cannot be that much fun. Well, most of the time you are right. There is a lot of noise and chaos BUT we are happy that we are able to do this. Last night was an exception and there was much peace, love and joy at our Family Home Evening.

We started out with a family prayer & by singing a favorite song (which was chosen by one of the children). We sang "I Like Bananas, Coconuts, & Grapes". Following the song our 9 year old gave the lesson. She spent 2 1/2 hours on my Cricut Sunday night preparing for this. I was amazed at how AWESOME she was with my bug! She could show us all a few tricks! Her lesson was on getting along together in the house. She talked about how we should say kind words, not fight (which they all are working on), serve each other, and just be nice. Here are some pics of her teaching her lesson.....

Do you like how she used Hannah Montana in it??!!

After the lesson we read scriptures, said the closing prayer, and then got ready for the treats! Don't they look yummy???

Did I already mention that this is my favorite time of year???

2 year olds eating caramel covered apples are just scrumptious!!

After we ate the yummy treat (okay, I had 2!), we carved a pumpkin! This is so early for us. Usually we are doing it as an afterthought ON Halloween! I even toasted the pumpkin seeds after. Yes, it was a great night!

Here are my happy children! They love to make a mess and not get in trouble!!

I hope you all are having a great week and making fun traditions for your families! I know that it is something that they will remember and cherish for the rest of their lives.


Monday, October 12, 2009

Hey everyone!! To enter this contest just leave me a comment on this post and don't forget to leave a way for me to get a hold of you!

Have a great day!!


Saturday, October 10, 2009

Race for the Cure Scrapbook Page

Hi Friends!

Today my DH and I had the opportunity to participate in the Susan G. Komen 5K race. It was an AWESOME experience. Even though time doesn't really matter, I ran it in 25 minutes 40 seconds which is my personal record! Yay me! My DH and I had fun raising money for the race but are a tad bit short of our goal, so....... if you would be interested in donating you can just e-mail me and I'll send you the link.

Here is a layout that I made tonight while still full of the emotions I felt this day. I hope you enjoy it!


Cardstock - Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Pink Passion, & Blue by Stampin' Up!

Cricut Cartridges - Gypsy Wanderings, Gypsy Font, & Pink Journey

Stamp Set - Be Yourself from Close to My Heart

Ribbon from Stampin' Up!


Thursday, October 08, 2009

Pink Journey Cartridge Giveaway!

Hello Friends!!

In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness month and the Susan G. Komen run I am in this Saturday I wanted to do another giveaway! Thank you Provo Craft for providing me with another Pink Journey cartridge to giveaway!!

Just leave me a comment in this post and you will have a chance to win it!! Please only 1 entry per person.


Sunday, October 04, 2009

Marathon Pics!

Hi Everybody!!!

I wanted to post some pics from the Top of Utah Marathon that me and my DH ran on September 19th. It was an experience of a lifetime. I ran it in 4 hours and 31 minutes! Not bad for a first timer!!

Here I am with my new Gypsy on the plane. I just got this the day before and was so excited to take it with me on my trip. For those of you who don't know, the G is the new Iphone of the scrapbooking market!!

Here I am ready to go in my cute new pink outfit! I found this the day before at Target. The pants were so super comfy for the run. Great choice of clothing! I did have to take off the long sleeve shirt before the run even though it was freezing!

I had this shirt specially made for this marathon so that when my blog viewers saw me they would yell out "Go Pink Stamper!" Unfortunately I didn't hear that my entire run but I knew they were all there in spirit!

I had to take a pic by the bus, right? After all, I am a scrapbooker first! We rode on this bus for around 45 minutes to drop us off at the starting place up in the canyon. I couldn't believe I was going to have to run down that long stretch!

Here I am with my cute running partner..... my husband! It was so fun to train with him for the past 3 months. We have a great new hobby that we can do together since I can't seem to drag him into my scrapbooking room and I'm not really interested in football!

I did it!!! I am an official Marathon Runner!! I cannot even believe it. It still feels like a dream. 26.2 miles is a loooooooooong distance and I ran most of it with a smile on my face. It was the coolest experience ever! We had such a blast that we are already talking about doing it again next year. We must be nuts!!

I was so very blessed to have been able to get a massage after in the massage tent. The lady that was giving it to me couldn't believe that I would fly all the way from Oklahoma just to run a marathon! The massage was very relaxing but kind of painful, too, since every muscle in my body was on fire!

So....... would I recommend doing a marathon???? You betcha, I would!! It was the best experience I have had in my life next to childbirth and joining my church. What an incredible thing to accomplish in my lifetime. If any of you would like to do it, I will support you 100%. Just shoot me an e-mail anytime you have any questions!

Blessings to you all and thanks for your support!!


Friday, October 02, 2009

Apple Cider Slider Card (revisited)

Hi Guys!!

I uploaded this video last year but thought this would be the perfect time to replay it for you all. Hope you like it!!!