Sunday, August 31, 2008


This past week has been filled with devastating losses for me: This morning my best friend: Lynn has lost her granddaughter. She had a tragic crib accident 2 days ago and was removed from life support this morning and has passed away. She was born Feb 28th...only 6 months old. It is never lose a loved one and for me it's even harder with little ones. The pics are from May 1st.
Earlier this week a neighorhood boy that has been friends with my dd's was involved in a car accident: he is in a Portland hospital with internal injuries, his 16 y/o girlfriend lost her has been very hard on my teenage girls to deal with this and has been a tearful week for us.
Please stay safe!!

Monday, August 25, 2008


BIG shout out to Pam from Cocoa-Daisy for lunch today! wave~wave! She swears she stops by here daily! It was great to see you! Here is another lo I just finished up: Pause....I used Rusty Pickle Pop Star and Chocolate kisses! This pic is of my ds & I enjoying a beautiful sunset at the Oregon Coast!
Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

another layout...

This is one of my fav pictures of my dd Kelsey...taken while we were enjoying a fun outdoor concert this summer.

Thanks for looking!


Friday, August 22, 2008

KI Memories

I created a couple of lo's using fabulous KI Memories products...they are searching for new DT members...and I love the bright fun products they offer, so I decided to go for it! The first lo is of my 2 youngest chidren caught in the act of love while camping! I just love how flippin sweet they are!

I thought I would make a couple lo's that show my fun side...the second lo is my husband and I at the Oregon coast my youngest dd took the pic, I decided to use B&W to show off the beautiful colors of the pp! and by using a black matte on each piece helps it pop!

Hope it is a beautiful day! Thanks for looking!


A few new layouts to enjoy!

My beautiful fabulous Orange girl...almost always bright and cheery!

A layout of Jacob and Caleb being boys!

A fun layout using a self portrait of my son & I at the coast last year. I love this sweet pic of him btw...he really is sweet!

Yep that is the fun cardstock lace from KI memories on this lo of my youngest dd's bff. I took this pic when we were at the Oregon coast standing up on a rock at the shoreline...I used eyeshadown to color the photo and chipboard letters.

This lo of my darling son Jacob was created with Rusty Pickle pp, and those fabulous swirls are Tim Holtz grungeboard...sent to me as a birthday gift from my bff Anna of Iceland...thanks Anna!

as always....thanks for looking!


Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Sneek peek at September Challenge!

Be sure to check the Rusty Pickle blog after the 1st of the month to see the new challenge for the month of September!


Saturday, August 16, 2008

Oregon Coast

Here are a few images from our 9 day trip to the Oregon Coast. We started in Florence where we spent 3 days sandboarding and relaxing. The weather was amazing...beautiful blue sky and a little breeze...around 70 degrees back home it was hitting in the low 100's... a perfect time to getaway! As we headed down the coast there was this thick fog that just sat over the ocean, but it was still perfect weather!

Sandboarding is a little like snowboarding, you wax the bottom of your board then strap it on your feet and down the hill you sounds simple is if you are naturally gifted like my kids...for me I followed the simple steps and yes did head down the hill, faster and faster ...hey where is the steering wheel and brakes??? Yep I bit it but only a few times!

Then up the coast for 2 days in Newport and Lincoln City, where we spent time shopping at our fav factory outlet stores: PacSun, Aeropostale & Hollister. Building sand castles, playing card games...and yep a lot more relaxing & of course pictures.

Then our final 5 days of our trip spent up in the Northern tip of Oregon in Warrenton... we spent an entire day in the childrens fav we enjoyed the fun of the arcade, tilt-a-whirl, corn dogs....rented a fun flintstone type bike to cruise around on (I only lost my shoe once, holding up traffic).

OK...we still have 2 days left, so off to have more fun...take more pics (I think I'm over 1000 pics so far)


Monday, August 4, 2008

Here's a new layout

A fun layout of my husband and daughter...
I'm sure I'm not the only one that suffers from this strange phenomenon: you clearly say "smile" and somehow it gets twisted or something and they hear snarl?? Here how this picture went:

Finally a nice father~daughter picture, but you must admit those snarl pics are awfully fun!

Have a great day!