Friday, February 27, 2009

whoa 2 posts in one day !!

YAY I got the green light to post a little sneak peek of my projects going up in the Creative Memories Project Center this weekend! Make sure you check back Sunday for full instructions on these projects and more!

My new hobby

My mom and I tried painting on rocks! I love gardening and my aunt told me about a book by artist Lin Wellford and I wanted to try painting some rocks for my gardens. She does the most amazing paintings on rocks!!! So, this is my first go at painting some pansies on a rock. It's no Lin Wellford but I am hooked, it was so fun!!! And I really love the idea of using my rock art in my gardens! Can't wait to paint some more.

I have been really busy doing a ton of projects for Creative Memories Project Center. If you haven't check it out yet, you should! CM's March projects go live on Sunday, so be sure to check back after Sunday!

There are a bunch of sneak peeks up of CM's new lines coming out! CM has some really exciting things going on, and some really exciting products coming out in the next couple months. I can't spill the news yet, but when I can I will post all about it. Creative Memories has some new features in their Project Center too, the Project Idea of the Day and a Holiday Idea of the Day. Be sure to check back daily for those during the holidays!

I'll be back after Sunday to post all my new projects!!

God Bless !

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Bad Blogger... Good Facebooker!

I apologize for being not such a good blogger as of late. I have been quite caught up in the whole Facebook phenomenon . If you haven't- come join me! :) Do a search for my name Becky Heisler and you should find me! Just a forewarning though- it's highly addictive!

So, I have been busy running my kids around and taking some classes through our church. The kids are starting swim lessons next week- so we will now be running 4 nights a week for a while. It was really nice to sit home tonight and just veg out on the couch with my hubs. Seems like we don't get to do that as often as we would like anymore.

Chloe got her costume this week for her ballet recital in the spring, OMG it's sooo cute. It's black and white and fly away furry and has a big tutu and a furry tail and a cat ear headband. She will be adorable. Can't wait for that!

So excited that American Idol has started again! Yippee, I love that show. I love everything from the most hilarious try-outs right down to the tension filled last weeks. It's fun to watch the contestants evolve over the course of the show. It's amazing when they play back their auditions how far they have really come.

I am excited to share that one of my layouts was chosen to grace the cover of Bella BLVD's first ever catalog! Bella BLVD is a new up and coming scrapbook company out of WISCONSIN and Stephanie the owner and designer is the sweetest. So I can probably share it now that CHA is over and everyone has probably seen it now. My layout is the full layout on the bottom left hand corner. Cool huh ? :) Congrats to Stephanie, I know she did well at CHA!

Let's see- what else is new.. oh yeah I have some cute little pics from when Ashley and the gang came over for some sledding-

Well that's about it for now- I am off to watch Twlight the movie for the 20th time! LOL Can't get enough of it!
God Bless!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Snow Day!

We had a fun snow day yesterday. If this is a tell tale sign of how this winter is going to go... we might not see spring until June. Last year was the snowyist ( is that a word?) winter on record for WI, and we are already have 15 inches more snow than we did last year at this time! YIKES. But my kids are loving it....and it will be even more fun once the ice rink is in. Hopefully between that and the sledding and snowboarding, it will keep them busy and not driving me crazy! :)
Here's a few pics from yesterday-

I am working hard to get ready for the cookie exchange this weekend! Should be fun! :) I will post some pics next week.
God Bless!

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Kreative Blogger

The very sweet Ms. Jennie tagged me with this gorgeous little award!
Thank you

Jennie, you are sooo sweet!

Here are the rules:

1. The winner may put the logo on their blog.

2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award.

3. Nominate 5 blogs.

4. Provide links to their blogs.

5. Leave a message for your nominees.

And the lovely award now goes to.....

Kimmi-Because the layering on her layouts and projects is amazing and she inspires me.
JenSue- Because she makes the most adorable aprons EVER.
Christine-Because she is just a total class act and she makes the most beautiful projects.
Karen-Because she keeps it real and because she just plain ROCKS.
Katie- Because she is an amazing paper artist and I want to live in her creative mind!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

A Favor please!

Hey everyone, I would love your support for a friend of mine's daughter. (LOL did you get that ?) Anyway, my friend Christine's young daughter made an amazingly beautiful shirt with such an important message and is in a contest. If you feel moved by this please vote for her design and leave her a little comment.

Her message is this-
About My Design:Waiting for girls is tough, particularly when we're all waiting for Mr. Wonderful to come to sweep us off our feet. It's so easy, for girls of any age, to fall into the trap of the "I've got to have a boyfriend" mentality that we forget that God has someone already prepared for us. So I hope this encourages all girls to remember that true love is worth waiting for, and most importantly to put our focus on God and wait upon Him that He will provide “the one” in His perfect timing. God bless. *C* The verse reads: Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. Psalm 27:14
Thanks you guys !!!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Bella BLVD and other stuff

Hey everyone, Bella BLVD is having a contest! Check it out-

November 09, 2008
Announcing: Bella Blvd's First Layout Contest

All applicants are welcome! We want to see your Fall and Family scrapbooking layouts using Bella Blvd products! If you're looking to find Bella Blvd products, we have updated our Store Locator just for you! Please be sure to read complete Contest Details Here!
This contest would not be possible without sponsorship from these great companies:
Two Spotted Dogs
The Scrap Room, Inc.
Parisian Studio
First Place Winner will receive a $100 gift card to his/her favorite local scrapbook store. In addition, product packages from both one of the contest sponsors and Bella Blvd, your winning layout and portrait featured on the Studio Blog.
Second Place Winner will receive a $50 gift card to his/her favorite local scrapbook store. In addition, product packages from both one of the contest sponsors and Bella Blvd, your winning layout and portrait featured on the Studio Blog.
Third Place Winner will receive product packages from both one of the contest sponsors and Bella Blvd and your winning layout and portrait featured on the Studio Blog.
Here Are the Details:
1. All submissions are due no later than Wednesday, November 26th, 2008.
2. Contest winners will be posted Monday, December 1st, 2008 on the Studio Blog. Prizes will be shipped out soon afterwards.
3. Send one layout (any size) using Bella Blvd products. We challenge you to not only use Family Tree, but also try scrappin' those Fall layouts with Pack Your Bags products. A layout can be a single page or double page spread.
4. Please only send one image. There is no need for close up and detail images.
5. File should not exceed 700 pixels x 700 pixels or 700 kb.
6. Email the above along with your name, phone number and email address to, subject line: FALL/FAMILY LAYOUT CONTEST.
7. Winners will be announced during the first week of December on the Studio Blog, and will be contacted via email and telephone.

On a personal note-

I have finally dove in and tried my hand at digital scrapbooking and I have to say, I LOVE it!

Creative Memories software called StoryBook Creator Plus is so fantastic, it takes the confusion out of layering! With this program anyone can go digital! The 100% Princess is a layout I made using all CM papers and elements. The other one is a digital layout I made using a mixture of Jen Wilson Designs and Creative Memories.

I also made a no knit scarf this week! SO fun and it's so easy! I saw the pattern in Martha Stewart's new Holiday crafts edition.

Here's a cozy yet speedy project. Cut 12 pieces of bulky-weight yarn to about 1 1/2 times the desired length of the final scarf. (We used 140-inch pieces to make an 86-inch scarf.) Divide yarn into 4 bunches of 3 strands each. Tie 2 bunches together with a square knot, leaving 6 inches of fringe at end; repeat with remaining bunches. Pin the knots to a piece of foam board. Knot inner 2 bunches of yarn together, spacing knot about 1 inch from existing knots, then knot left and right bunches together. Alternate knotting the inner bunches and the left and right ones, spacing knots evenly apart, until about 6 inches of yarn remain on the end. Finish so that final knots mirror opposite end, and trim to even the ends.

Here is a picture of the one I made, mine is made with 100% wool yarn.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Spooktacular party!

Here is a picture from Halloween night

We were invited to a Halloween party last night, it was soooo fun! Had a few Apple Martini's and a hay wagon ride. Our friends thought of everything! They had a saw dust pile filed with little prizes for the kids to dig in and find. Here are a few pics of last night. Julius was with us, who is Zach's bff. He is such a character and a total joy to have around!

Every year at school, the Women's missions committee chooses a country to highlight for their missions for the year. The children experience throughout a month, the foods from that particular country, hear someone from that country come and speak to them , as well as come up with a class project to present to the WMC and the parents. So this year the missions are going to Nigeria and Zach and Chloe's class sang songs about Nigeria.

Dan's mom got me an early Christmas present. A 365 day Bible from Guideposts. I have been wanting one for so long, thanks Mom !!!
Have a great week! God Bless!