Wednesday, December 24, 2008



Off to pack for a couple days of Christmas with Michaele, J, Kay and Kori...Uncle Joe and Carol too :) Hope everyone has a blessed Christmas and give thanks to God for all we have.

Hugs and Loves!
Robbi and Mike

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Wow, Ive had 10,000 Visitors

Wow, what a nice thing to wake up to. Thank you all for visiting my little blog, makes me feel very loved.

It's official - they said we got 10" - Well, thats lots more than the dusting I wished for!
Well, we shoveled snow for two days- now we have temps in the 20's for 2 nights and lots of ice - sure glad we shoveled our way in and out, cleared off the dock and patio but it still slipping off the roof and we still have 2' berm all the way around the house from that.

Hope you are all ready for Christmas. I sorta am....Have a bit of baking to do and need to get the truck in for some servicing on Monday or Tuesday, depending on the weather. Will go have our Christmas with Rosie as we will go to Michaele's Christmas eve Day (I think) depending on the weather...expecting another storm like the last one, but more rain and less snow. So will see, hope we dont get stuck here staying home!

In case I dont get back I just wanted to Wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year!

I will leave you with a couple layouts of my beautiful Grandchildren. (and Godsons child too)

Kori and Santa - Kaylene missing...too old for Santa visits :)

Ruth and Roz by the tree before visiting Santa

Brian and Amys Daughter Danica with Santa

I will try and get back with another freebie for you before Christmas- Luv Ya all and thank you so much for stopping by.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Be Careful what you wish for :)

I had been wishing for some some - maybe just a light dusting over a few hours - Wow, did I get my wish and then some. We live in the Southern California High Desert and the chances of snow are very rare, in 5 years its snowed once!

I had been sleeping very lightly, like a kid at Christmas DH says....waiting and listening for some sign of snow.....yesterday I woke up a bit later than usual around 7 and I peeked out the window and it was just starting. I woke up dh and said its snowing, its snowing....he could have cared this point I was grabbing my slippers and a sweatshirt and 2 cameras in hand and heading outside. The snow was not sticking - yet! Long story started sticking on everything including the cement around 1:00 in the afternoon and then we got the full force of the storm - Wow, it snowed and blowed and snowed till almost 7pm. We got about 7-9" of beautiful fluffy snow....It was awesome, but I knew it was going to be a big job to clean up after it. To make matters worse we lost our Sattelite dish and tv for most of the day, after many brushings we finally got the hose out after the snow stopped and it started working once again...didnt want to miss our evening shows!

We have a patio cover and of course our Christmas decorations, Santa and his elves in a boat and 2 christmas trees up there...well, we ended with about 8" of snow on top of that and it has been dripping and melting all day. We shoveled all the snow off the boat cover, dock, catwalks and then the patio.....whew, I burned off alot of calories today shoveling snow and throwing it into the lake!

Late this afternoon we tried to start the front yard - well, the snow has been slipping off the 1st and 2nd stories all day and we have a 3-4' berm all around the house - including the garage and front courtyard.....Its still falling off the roof! We shoveled off the berm to about 2' and laid it out so it would melt better as it was in the shade.....tomorrow it will be another day to shovel more and unbury our blow up Santa and snowmen, hope they still work.

I have taken over 200 pictures - I know a little overkill. I will remember this day always and dh wont let me forget my wish !

Here are a few pics of the Desert in a very rare and Unusual Snow Storm.

After the storm it was just so beautiful.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Christmas Around The World Freebie

Wow, I cant believe its that time of the year already - seems like just last week we were furiously jumping from blog to blog collection all these awesome Kits by 100's of designers.....It never fails to amaze me how big this is, and how much the designers give of their time and beautiful designs to all of us that use their creations. Thank you to everyone for sharing with me and making possible my Scrapping of our Family and Friends lives.

Today I have made a quick page using my daughter Michaele's CATW Kit (burkhartscrapzone) and hope you will stop by her blog (or have been sent here by her and pick up the gorgeous kit she has to offer.

Here is my layout using her gorgeous kit (and her childrens photos) of which I have made you a Quick Page to play with this Christmas.

This is such a small way for me to thank you for using Michaele's kits and my Quick pages ...I do love making you happy and hope you enjoy our Quick Page.

Here is the preview...

The link can be found here at 4Shared

Please leave me a little lovin here or in my chat box if you dl, I'd love to hear your comments.

Hugs and Happy Holidays to everyone from our Home to Yours!

Robbi and Mike

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Update on Freebie's

Hi everyone - just a quick post....We had a little shaker last nite in the desert - it was a 5.1 Earthquake which was centered about 30 miles from here - Didnt do any damage and we should be used to them by now, but they sure rattle my cage! We are all fine.

Just wanted to let ya all know that Aussie Caz Kit - Nice N Icy is now in the store at Colorline Designs. Hope you were able to pick it up on her blog before it was put in the store. Aussie Caz and Mom22(Pam) have a delightful Daily download with the cutes little kit called Midnight Clear....It will be available till December 24th!

Dont forget to get over to Deco Pages and Pick up your great Template for the Sketch Challenge this month...another great Template by Michaele Burkhart(Burkhartscrapzone). Here is the layout I did with Michaele's template and using Jennifer Rassi's cute Home for X-mas Kit also available at Deco Pages.

If you love Alphas...Jennifer Rassi is doing a great ABC Challenge at Deco Pages too....She's giving the lowercase alpha of a darling 'Sprinkled/Glittered' Alpha for the challenge and the Uppercase as the posting prize! It's beautiful....We are hoping Jennifer will also do one in Green :) pretty please...its adorable!

I hope everyone is getting ready for Christmas ? I feel very fortunate this year to say my shopping is just about done...only have a couple stragglers left.

The outside lights are up in the back on the patio and dock, the lights are on the front roofline and we will finish up with Santa, Snowman, Train, Trees and skier Sunday-Monday when we get home from Michaele's....then I will start on the Tree and inside decorations - which will be minimal this year as we will celebrate at Michaele's this year :) whoopie.

Off again - will have a freebie up for you soon. Hugs

Monday, December 1, 2008

Christmas Freebie

Wow - I can' t believe its December 1st already. Have you been blogging today?? I cant believe all the blog trains out there and all the gorgeous kits available.
I hang out over at The Scrapping Garden a good part of the days, and two of the designers, Aussie Caz (Caroline) and Mom22 (Pam) are giving out a daily dl of an awesome Christmas kit.... Youve got to go see it.and while you are there please scroll down and see Caroline's super kit - Nice N' Icy, its Free for a couple more days then it goes into the shop at Colorline Designs

I used this kit for my progressive layout and I just fell in love with it and have made it into a QP for you ( of course with Caroline's permission) Please enjoy it as much as I have and stroll on over to her blog for lots of goodies.

Here is a preview of the QP and dl link below, please leave a little lovin if you love this kit as much as I do!!!

Download here

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Freebie Alert

Cant believe its a week till Thanksgiving :( Where has this year gone ??

We are having Thanksgiving here at our house this year....hope everyone will be able to make it....depends on the weather too and it has been absolutly gorgeous the last 2 weeks - no wind and a perfect 80-85 degrees...Ideal!!! Keep our fingers crossed and say our prayers.

Not much new here have been chipping away at the Christmas list and almost done, would like it all done before Thanksgiving as I hate crowds, so that is the plan. Michaele and the girls will be over Thanksgiving Morning and will stay till Sunday morning. We will do some after Thanksgiving shopping if its not tooo busy and the sales are good!

Ive made a little QP for you with Michaele's gorgeous Heritage Blessings Kit which you can find at DecoPages. It is part of the November PTP kit there and if you would like to subscribe for a small charge, you will fall in love with Deco Pages and their great designers and awesome monthly PTP Kits. You can stop by Michaele's blog and she has some goodies their for you too:)

Here is a preview and I need to upload the file and get the link here like now :) lol, guess I forgot...its been a very busy day today with DH dentist for 2 hours for cleaning and X-rays, yuck - tomorrow is my Dr. day, whoopie!

This is a layout I did of a bit of our family Heritage, this is my dear Mother and Father In law while they danced at their daughter Carols Wedding.

Download here

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Freebie Alert

I had so much fun using Jennifer (AngelsDigiScraps) new kit Fall Expressions and being on her CT Team...I am very fortunate to be able to use Jennifers great kits!

Fall Appeal can be found at the Deco Pages Store or if you enjoy playing the challenges go to the ABC Challenge. If you participate and submit a layout in her ABC Challenge, you will also receive a coupon code for 50% OFF the kit.

To start you get the lower case alpha to make your layout and the Capital alphas as the posting prize. Please read full details of the posting requirements in the forum.

Hope you enjoy your QP and hop on over to the store or forums to join in the fun:

I would appreciate any comments you may feel like leaving me either here or on 4 shared. Big Hugs and have a wonderful week :)

You can download it here

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Happy Birthday Michaele

Just wanted to wish Michaele (burkhartscrapzone) a Happy Happy Birthday! Hope you enjoy your Quiznos for dinner and you have a wonderful Day.

We love you - Big Hugs, Mom and Dad

Friday, October 24, 2008

Autumn Expressions Freebie

I am really short on time, but am putting up this little freebie using Michaele's Beautiful Autumn Expressions Kit which you can find in the Store at Deco Pages.

Here is a preview:

and here is the link to dl it :) Hope you enjoy it !~

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Wow - Im a bad blogger

Geeze, Ive been so busy Ive really neglected my blog - Sorry bout that. We have been back and forth to the cabin trying to get it ready for the winter...think we are done now...if the weather stays good, we may try and get up one more time before the snow flies.

Well, how has everyone been out there? I guess my QP didnt go over very well - I will have to do another and see if you like that any better.

Today Im showing you some layouts I have done as a CT member for Jennifer Rassi (Angels DigiScraps) Ive used her Full of Emotions Kit which is part of the Monthly Deco Pages PTP Kit. You need to subscribe to get this, but it is really worth the $36 a year - you get twelve of kits throughout the year contributed to by 10-12 Designers - What a deal. Why dont ya run over and check them out at DecoPages.Com .
Here are my layouts - I will try to get a freebie up soon. Hugs :)

This one is using Michaele Burkharts Full of Emotions Kit also part of the October Club Deco Kits:

These two are using Jennifer Rassi's Full of Emotions Kit which is part of the Club Deco October Kit:

Friday, October 3, 2008

I am a little late getting this Freebie up :(

Sorry I missed getting this up earlier this week. With all the Blog Trains....whew, it really kept everyone busy.

This is a qp I made from Michaele's (burkhartscrapzone) Fall Spendor Blog Train collab contribution. Love those colors dont you. Please stop by Michaele's if you havnt already and pick up her Contribution to the Fall Splendor Blog Train. (And she even has another up for the Sugar Shoppe Blog Train too....whoopie, lots of freebies for everyone.

Here is the QP I have made, hope you enjoy it. Please leave me a little lovin if you do :) Hugs and have a wonderful weekend.

Download here

Cant Believe its October Already

Wow - where is time going??? Mom used to say 'the older you get the faster it goes...and she was sure right!

Lots of the blues today - everytime I turn around Im tearing up. October is a hard month for us. I lost my Dad 7 years ago today and in 10 days on the 13th I lost my Mother in law, who was my Mom for 34 years (longer than my own Mom, who I lost when I was 21 - Dec 7th) Ahhhh, life is misserable some times and this is another hard one to get through!

Enough of that - I got my next CT kit from Jennifer, its called Baby Dreams and it is absolutely too adorable for words. Your can find it in the store at Deco Pages, and its even on sale for just $3.99 - what a great buy - please go over and check it out and see all elements and beautiful papers she has made. Too Kewl! Here is my layout using her gorgeous Kit!

This 1st layout was using the three colors of the kit and look at that gorgeous lace and cute balloons....and darling little Bennett (Elizabeths new Grandson) when he was first born.

This layout was done for the ABC Challenge at Deco Pages using Jennifers Adorable Majestic Alpha Tags - I also used mainly the green items as we were given a list of what to use for the challenge....didnt it turn out too cute...Again, little Bennett's toes - Love toes!

Well I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend - this is our first weekend home in a long long time. In fact we are lucky if we are home more than 2 days in a row.....Busy lives - but keeps us up and moving.

Okey everyone - Over to Jennifers Store at Deco Pages and lets give her some sales on this gorgeous kit, and tell her Robbi sent ya -

Big Hugs and stop by soon as I will have a freebie up soon!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Couple Layouts to Share

Just wanted to show you these cute Layouts Ive done using Jennifer Rassi's Cute Farewell Summer Deco Pages Club PTP Monthly Kit. It is adorable, and so versatile to use, not just for summer time pics! Will get back with a freebie next week - headed to Big Bear for a few more days of scrapeing, sanding and painting and cutting back flowers before the snow flies :) Hugs

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Freebie Link Fixed

I'm so sorry - I tested the link before I left town and it was working - Please pick up your free QP and I Hope you enjoy it - Here is the New Link Have a great weekend.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Wowzer - A New Freebie for You

This is going to be a real quick post as we are out and about again for a few days
This QP is made from Michaele (BurkhartScrapzone) On The Boardwalk
September Club Deco Kit at Deco Pages

Here is my layout of The Beach at Dusk from our Camping Trip in June.

Enjoy your QP - It is taking a bit longer to dl, but well worth the wait. Here is a new link - dont know what happened to the last one - I'm so sorry. Hope you come back to get this ;)

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Expression of Harvest and a QP For You!

Wow, I cant believe what a neat kit this is to work with! Don;t you just love the colors and all the cute elements ( I Love Beads!)

Expression of Harvest by Jennifer Rassi is available at Deco Pages for only $3.99. It is gorgeous and so versatile. Here is another layout Ive done and also made into a quick page to share with you.

We have just returned from the Cabin and got a whole lot accomplished. We finished the reinforcing the fence, replacing the slats and painting the whole thing (about 80'), then did the split rail around the front yard, then I decided the concrete block around the bottom of the garage needed a lift and thinned out the paint alot and put a fresh coat on them (will water seal next trip) while DH painted the peak behind our loft as it gets alot of the weather and was fading....gee, by the time we finish all our work it will be time to button it up for winter! We dont like cold and snow and the heater in there came with the cabin (built in 1948) so its an oldie - one of these days we'll replace it but it works good for what we use it for!

Okey Dokey - Here is the link for the QP - It is my Fall in Maine Layout from above.

Would love to hear what you have to say about it- Please feel free to leave me some lovin. Big Hugs!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Another week gone

Well, Another week has gone - whew...where are they going so darn fast.

Didnt do a whole lot this week except stay cool. It has been 107 for the last 5 days and 95 today- quite a relief.

We are going back to Big Bear for a few more days to try and get thing finished up with all the painting and the fence repair and enteraining a bit too. BIL Joe is coming up also this trip :), so we will have a nice bbq if we can find some propane somewhere:)

Ive done lots of layouts this week, and have updated my slide shows for both the pics and layouts - propbably easier to look there :) I have packing to do again we will be gone 3 days, home 3 days and gone 3 days again - not home much.
Hugs and have a great week!

Here are a few layouts I did this week.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Its Official

I am proud to announce that I am an official CT Member for Jennifer Rassi at Angels Digi Scraps. I am honored to be working with Jennifer and will be sharing her beautiful kits with you through my layouts and quick pages. You can find Jennifers Kits for sale at the Deco Pages Store. I do hope you stop by and check out her awesome kits.

Here is a Layout I have made with Jennifers Expression of Harvest Kit which can be found at her Deco Pages store.

I have had a long couple of days working at the cabin on replacing sections of fencing, so I will bring you more layouts and some Quick Pages as soon as my eyes get back into focus...

Hope you have a wonderful week and please stop over at Deco Pages and visit the store and forum and see all that they have to offer.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Awww, thank you

Thank you all for the lovin you've been leaving me for the last Quick Page, I reallly appreciate you taking your time to do this for me.

Here is the next QP, and hope you enjoy it also.

I have some good news, but wont be till next week. Check back then and maybe I'll have another freebie for you.

Here is the link for the next freebie - Made with love by me(mom) with Michaele (burkhartscrapzones) Cornicopia of Colors Collab kit.

Download here

Dont forget to please leave your comments and some lovin - It makes me feel so warm and fuzzy!


Sunday, August 31, 2008


Wow, I cant believe how fast the month of August has gone. DH and I seemed to have celebrated the whole month of August for our - Now comes the dieting and more exercise to get off the xtra pounds from all the cake, ice cream, and dinners and celebrations away from home!

I have a new Quick Page for you. I have used Michaele's (BurkhartScrapzone)
contribution to the "Cornucopia of Colors" ADSD Kit that is being released today - September 1st - Wow, these ladies really deserve a big thank you for their hard work and wonderful gifts. Let's leave them all some lovin!

Here is my Quick page and I will put another up on Wednesday for you if you like it.


I would appreciate a small post to let me know if you like it :) Enjoy and see you on Wednesday with QP # 2!

Big Hugs, Mwah!

P.S. Shirley (Xashee, thank you for the award, I will come over soon) Hugs!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Another Week bites the dust!

Just a quickie hello from here at the lake - Hope everyone is enjoying the 3 Quick Pages - I will leave them up for a bit longer then I will be taking them down and doing a few more -Lets see what Michaele (burkhartscrapzone) comes up with for Mom to play with :) LOL

Oh I finally got to update my Slide show - These are just a few of the 400+ pics
we took that week....Myself, Michaele, Kaylene and Bobbi - makes for tons of Pics.

Was everyone as happy as we were that Michael Phelps picked up his 8th Gold Medal? Since it was on at 11pm or very close to it we were sitting in bed watching it with all 3 cats - (I do believe were watching it too)we were cheering and my poor cats just looked at us like we were some kind of crazy people and when he won they all jumped off the bed! Wow - Congratulations Michael, WTG!

Well, this will be short... I have an hour or so before it gets too hot so I will do a bit of cleaning as its already 90 at 10am - Going to be a hot one again today.

We are having a chat on Tuesday at TSG at 9pmEST on PSE. We always have alot of fun there while we are learning! I will not be able to get there this week, but last week we learned how to Fill Text - For us beginners it was alot of fun. Here is the layout I did with my learning!

Isnt this the cutest - Love this new technique Ive learned!

Take Care and if you download the qp's below please leave me a little note to let me know if you like them.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Today is my Birthday -A freebie for you!

Today is my Birthday and I have a gift for you !

My dh, girls, grandaughters, grandson and a few very close friends had one heck of a BBQ in Big Bear Yesterday for DH's and my Birthdays. It was wonderful. We had a great time cooking and BBQing for about 20-25 people and my girls and SIL did all the dishes and cleaned up and put the leftovers away -
Michaele made me another gorgeous Layout Book of their trip to Mammoth - Its Gorgeous and I will treasue it forever - I was good and didnt cry this time like I did at Christmas! And also a great hanging sign that says "Nana and Papas Place", where the flock gather...Its adorable~
And I got some great shirts, perfumes and goodies from Bobbi and the girls too, it was a wonderful day and the weather held and no Thunderstorms for either Thursday or Friday afternoons (at least where we were )
I will work on the pics in a day or so as tonite Im pretty tired - too tired to even go out for Pizza ! Thats Tired, cuz I never pass up Pizza!

Here is my freebie for you - Please leave me some lovin if you like it :)

Big Hugs !

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Another Freebie :)

As promised here is the 2nd QP I have made from Michaele Burkharts (BurkhartScrapzone) Zoo Spirit Blog Train Collab Kit.... Isnt her kit just the cutest...Of course Mom loves it!!!

I sure have had a great time joining in on the blog train and all the beautiful kits Ive seen.

Thank you for the many comments on my 1st Quick Page...You sure know how to make me feel wary and fuzzy all over - Thank you again and I hope you enjoy this one too.

Here is the link for #2 and a preview below .

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Finally A Freebie for you

I have made a QP for you using Michaele Burkharts Contribution of the Blog Train Collab 'Zoo Spirit Kit'.

You can find my freebie here .

Please let me know if you like it as I have 2 more for you that I will give out over the next few weeks.

You can find Michaele's Zoo Spirit Kit on her blog(Burkhart Scrapzone) free here.

Would love to hear from you all :) Big Hugs!