Friday, June 26, 2009

Rusty Pickle Leg 2 of Amazing Race

Yesterday at noon we were giving our Clue #2

So are we ready for clue number 2 ...

Scrap a Page
Get A Point
Scrap Some more
and Max them out
Keeping a Tally as a Scrapper
is surely where it's at!

The answer is Tally Scrapper
Your assignment:
Use the 8 x 8 mini album and the Mayflower line to create an album with the theme, 'Why you want to be a Rusty Pickle Chef.'
Started mine half way thru...but I have to work Sat. and Sun...and it due Sun. by 12 noon.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Rusty Pickle Amazing Race leg 1 of the race ~Intense~

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Hello everyone..well I finished at 3:48am and let me tell you I was tired after being in the hot sun all day. Using the Game Time line of Rusty Pickle., and the awesome sketch by Beckie. This is a pic of oldest dd Alexis from 2005. She has lived, slept and eat softball since she was able to play.....she didn't go on family vacations, missed lots of play a softball game. She now plays at her college and received the ALL Conference Award this year for highest on everything. So I used the quote by Picabo Street.
When someone tells me there is only one way to do things it always lights a fire under my butt. My instant reaction is, I'm gonna prove you wrong.
She has definitively proved everyone wrong......she is an all-star!!!
Products Used:
  • Rusty Pickle pp Kick it RP796
  • Rusty Pickle pp Pass it RP795
  • Rusty Pickle pp Shoot it RP798
  • Rusty Pickle pp Catch it RP797
  • Rusty Pickle pp Flip it RP799
  • Rusty Pickle pp Run it RP800
  • Rusty Pickle Alpha Stickers ST78
  • Rusty Pickle Tag set CT17
  • Rusty Pickle Chipboard CB arrow set
  • Rusty Pickle Game Time coupon sheet CC14
  • Rusty Pickle Chipboard Swirly Whirly CB47
  • Sketch from Beckie Dreyer
  • Rusty Pickle Buttons
  • Fiskars wavy roll embosser
  • Scotch ATG
  • Cricut stars border from Celebrations, cut at 3 pg. 110, stars cut at 2, 3, 4 1/2, and 5 1/4 from blackout
  • paint from Making Memories
  • ink Tim Holtz, bazzill black, blue, and brown cardstock, crafters workshop peony TWC134
You can view everyone Creations at
Now just waiting on the next leg of the race. Thanks everyone!!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The Amazing Race has began!

Just got home from work and ready to begin the race. The first clue was on the Rusty Pickle Blog and here it is.
Welcome Amazing Racers.
Without further a do here is your first clue :
With a scrapbook page nearly finished, how do I embellish it?
Do I grab some bling maybe a button or two?
But wait a minute this page is on the computer
And the screen is oh so flat
What I would really like to know is
How do you embellish-online?
Happy Racing Ladies!

Don't forget the give-a-ways...go to the Rusty Pickle site now and sign up.

So now I am READY!!! Wish me luck! I couldn't sleep last night, I wo
nder why???? LOL! Now I will be pulling another all nighter....We only have till 12 noon Thursday MST. The first assignment: Use the Gametime Line to create a double two page lo: See sketch
By: Beckie Dreyer

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The Amazing Race Begins Tomorrow

Hello everyone as you know I am one of the finalist in the Rusty Pickle Amazing Race 2009. The race starts tomorrow at 12 noon Mountain time. We will receive our first challenge and clue to begin the race.
Here is the part one from

Tracey Donnelly Locher

Here we go, guys! Instructions - Part 1... Tomorrow, June 24th at noon MST, a clue will be posted on the Rusty Pickle blog. Read the clue and you will discover the name of a scrappy internet site. Go to that site and look for a thread in one of their message board forums that say something like, "Welcome Rusty Pickle Amazing Race Finalsists." Once you know you have the right site, register immediatly. Some of the sites will take a few minutes to get you approved, so register right away.

The thread in the message board will be where you will get your assignment, where you can ask any questions, were you can support each other, and where others can watch and comment on the Race. In that thread, there will also be information about, or a link to, the gallery where you will be uploading the pictures of your project when they are complete. You will also be given the deadline... the time when this project is due and the next clue will be given.

Part 2

Instructions - Part 2... The deadline will always be at noon (MST) on the assigned day (sorry about that, oversees gals!) The galleries will be just for the Race projects that each of the scrappy sites have set up for the Race.

I am so glad to see you are all working together already, and trying to make sure nobody is left behind with the clues. You WILL NEED EACH OTHER during the Race, so don't be afraid to ask for help. If you need ANYTHING, you have my personal email or you can comment here on the Facebook page.

I have posted the list of "extras" that have been approved. Also, feel free to post any of your work, clues, thoughts, anything on your own blogs. This is YOUR Race, too... ENJOY the process. And don't forget to breathe. You are all going to ROCK OUR SOCKS OFF and make Rusty Pickle proud!

Don't forget to have your family/friends check out the RP blog, too, as we will be having give-a-ways to help keep this party going for the next 2+ weeks! Good Luck!

I have list the Amazing Racers, if I don't have their blogs now I will as soon as I can I will post. Please go to the Rusty Pickle blog to view all their wonderful creations.....

Also remember their will be give-a-ways!!!

Beth Root

Cathleen Smith

Dawn Gallop (of course you are here)

Jodi Ethington

Julie Hill

Julie Walton

Kristi Egle

Mandie Dillard

Noeleen Acosta

Pamela Young

Sarah Carrington

Tiff Sawyer

We are at the starting line...on you marks, get set..........!!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Bug On Cute

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Hello everyone. Wanted to get this posted I finished last night...if the sun would only shine here...I could get better pics...anyway. This one was for the bug challenge. The pic is of Cooper, yeah before he got his hair cut. He has on the handmade overalls that all the younger boys have worn. Which I love them. The little bug catcher we have had since Amanda was little...they are handmade and real tough!!! Products Used:
  • Cricut title cut from Cuttin' Up at 2 then stamped with an older stamp
  • Cricut Locker talk for the handle on magnify glass, pg. 47
  • Cricut Cuttin' Up for circle on magnify glass pg. 67
  • Cricut Walk in My Garden ladybugs, caterpillar, snail, bees,
  • EK Success retro flower punches
  • vellum
  • ultra fine glitter
  • Zig pen
  • glossy accents
  • wiggle eyes, ink, glimmer mist, Art-lenz
  • Xyron cutter for one ladybug
  • PP Pink Paislee-Cubicle
  • Bazzill cardstock
  • glimmer mist
Wanted to give you cut sizes:
Large ladybug-3, small ladybug-1 1/2, snail-1, bee-1, larger bee 1 3/4. magna circle 3 1/2, and the handle.
I hope that covers it. TFL. Dawn

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


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Hello everyone....made this last night......Yep I stayed up late, but you know I didn't get to sleep in...Dusty was up by 6:30. It is not sunny here and according to the weather I don't think it will be all week. I did this lo for Kimmi's June Colour Challenge using the colors TEAL/TURQUOISE, WHITE, RED and BLACK. I thought over this for awhile I knew I wanted to use a beach theme. The pic is of Cooper in July 2007. Look at that belly.....too funny! He was litteraly eatting the sand...we kept washing him up too turn around and eat again...YUK!!! I should of bought the large little! We had a ball!!
Products used:
  • Cricut Life is a Beach cart. lighthouse cut at 7
  • Cricut Life is a Beach cart. seagulls cut at 5 1/4
  • " "" "" """" " seahorse cut at 4
  • " " " " " bucket cut at 4
  • Ranger Stickles Christmas red, turquoise, and black
  • Bazzill cardstock
  • title computer font baby kruffy
  • EK Success swiss cheese border punch
  • wiggle eyes
  • MM black paint, sponge brush
  • fern leaf, and white swirl from my wonderful friend Betty...cut on Quickutz Silhouette Thanks Betty!!!
  • one yellow skittle
Thanks so much for looking!!! Hugs! Dawn

Monday, June 15, 2009

Your tiny footprints COLOR my world ~Chirper Challenge #17~

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Hello everyone! Hope you all are ready for a challenge because this week we had a tough one !! The designers were challenged to make a card or layout with:

NO patterned paper
bright colors
doodling in black or white
and This sketch from Beth at Treasured Scrapbooking.
Hop on over to the Chirper Challenge and take the CHALLENGE!! Can't wait to see your creations!! Click HERE. (

Here is my take on the challenge. Which I loved!!
The pic is of Dusty just a few weeks ago...yep...learning to walk. How can this be??? Too fast!!
Products Used:
  • Cricut All Mixed Up title cut at 3/4, feet from New Arrival cut at 3/4
  • Cricut Wedding cart. tag cut at 3
  • Home Accents shape cut at 2
  • Martha Stewart Punch Hydrangea
  • Sassafras Lass dear frpm Dearest Pal Cb shape
  • Bazzill cardstock
  • computer font CK handprint

Friday, June 12, 2009

Crystal's Nursing Pinning and Cody's Graduation

Crystal received her CNA pin at the CNA Graduation at her High School. There were 15 girls and 1 young man. I was so PROUD of all of them. The ceremony was a real much energy and enthusiasm. All the young nurses are going to be successful!! CONGRATS!!

Here is the cake I made Crystal for her little party.

Cody graduated from 5th grade and let me tell you he looks like he is high school student, slow down son!! Wonderful graduation ceremony. Cody will now go to Jr. High.
Here is his little cake I made for his special day. His school are dragons.
Hope everyone has a WONDERFUL weekend!!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Crystal's 19th Birthday

Hello everyone...I have had a super busy week...graduations, a birthday, tonight a CNA Nursing pinning ceremony for Crystal. School just got out. Sooo many things and yet everything still goes!!! Sometime I wonder how we pull it!! Still have several projects to post...maybe later...if I catch a breath here...wanted to post this cake I made Crystal for her 19th Birthday. She graduates High School tomorrow and leaves for boot camp in July. WE ARE SO PROUD of HER!! WTG CRYSTAL!!!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Bird's Eye View ~Rusty Pickle~

Dawn Gallop
I have FANTASTIC news....On Friday June 5th I found out I was one of the finalist for the Rusty Pickle Amazing Race for the Design Team positions, look HERE . See all the wonderful creations and the wonderful finalist!!! Congrats ladies!!! We now are having a race for the final 6. I'm seriouly nervous here.
Here is my entry my lo. This lo was created using Rusty Pickle's Lucky line....which I am convinced maybe my fav. The pic is of Dusty. I feed the birds and everyday in the morning Dusty goes to the window to look. He just loves it and when I ask do you wanna go watch the birds he goes right for the window. Wanted to always have this special memory. The journaling reads: Dusty you have been watching these birds since you were about 5 1/2 months old. I would at first hold you up to look, then you would sit up and Colby and Cooper would hold you to look, now you view on your own. Dusty ALWAYS enjoy the birds. Love ya, Momma
Click on image to view closerThis is the pic of Dusty that is hanging up at Ritz Camera, I was honered, I signed the back of the photo...and they gave me my copy for free.I was thrilled!!
Products Used:
  • Rusty Pickle Lucky Trim PT23
  • Rusty Pickle PP The Emerald Rose RP 765
  • Rusty Pickle PP Irish Brigade RP 769
  • Rusty Pickle PP Fitzpatrick's RP768
  • Rusty Pickle Nine Fine Irish Men RP770
  • Brown Chocolate cardstock HG504
  • Art Paste
  • Rusty Pickle buttons
  • Rusty Pickle CB47 ChipBoard Swirly-Whirlie
  • Melisa Frances Vintage Frames
  • EK Success Branch punch (which my Dear Friend Brenda sent me) Thanks Brenda!!!! :)
  • Cricut Stretch your Imagination cut the leaves on Silhouette pg. 48 cut at 2.
  • Cricut Stretch Your Imagination for the tree cut at fit to page
  • Cricut Storybook the title cut at 2 with shadow and accent/frame
  • Wings Paper Artsy
  • Ink, sewing, ultra fine glitter, cloth wire, wedding roses, clip art see blog or scroll down on left side vintage images (love these two sites)
Thanks so much for viewing.

Friday, June 5, 2009


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Hello Everyone!! Well I did get another BIG pic lo done. I love these...This is one I had done before only then I did the I have zoomed in on the grasshopper. This is from my garden in 2006. You can see how the grasshopper had enjoyed a dinner on the leaf.
  • Cricut Walk in My Garden-Bread tag cut at 1 in white (too cute)
  • Cricut Graphically Speaking- Nature cut at 2 1/5
  • Heidi Swapp oval bling martha
  • black gingham ribbon from AC Moore
  • Queen & Co. black felt swirls, and two brads
  • variegated ivy from dollar store
  • zig pen
  • Tim Holtz Treasure safety pin
  • Cuts from Bettylou1 (THANK YOU BETTY) I am soooo loving everything she sent, cut on Quickutz Silhouette.....those butterflies....GORGEOUS!!!!! These leaves are from Betty also.
  • PP Pink Paislee
Thanks so much for viewing and Have a WONDERFUL Weekend!! Dawn

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Congrats ~Graduation~

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Hello everyone...I have been sooo seems crafting has been put on the back burner here...I know....just summer is soo much going on. I have a big garden and it takes up so much time..but anyway I wanted to get something done. I have a few like this I am gonna try to get done over the next few days...I call them BIG Picture Scrapbooking. Fun too. The pic is of me and Colten last year at his Kindergarten graduation....I had Dusty in just a little over a month later...surprisingly I was able to get down that low...LOL!! You can just see PROUD written on his face. June 2008.
Products used:
  • Bazzill Black raven and red
  • Cricut Graphically Speaking, and Lyrical Letters
  • White swirls cut from my Dear Friend Betty (Thanks Betty..LOVE them)
  • Prima flowers
  • EK Success Baby Border punch
  • Jolee's verbena

The border was cut on fit to page on page 36 Icon, Congrats was cut from Lyrical letters pg. 69 using connected cut at 2 1/2.

Monday, June 1, 2009

S.E.I. Lifestyles has put my Layout on their blog......SO EXCITED!!!!!

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Okay Everyone this is sooooo exciting for me!!! I was so thrilled. Check it out.......
Description: Hello everyone.... This is my butterfly (papillon meaning butterfly in French). This is Alexis in 2006 her senior in the end of the second year in college....boy was that a time of change...going from my sweet innocent dd to a grown women. I so love this pic. Products used:
~S.E.I. papillon chocolat pp, cherie pp,
~MM note worthy pink half circle.
~Bazzill pink cardstock
~MME 29th St. "fresh Mother" pp background
~Cricut Storybook Pg. 67 Marquee3 for the fit to page frame.
~Cricut George for the circle flowers cut at 2 3/4, 2, 1 1/2, and 1. Distressed part of the challenge.
~Title cut from Stone Script Cricut at 1 1/2. I used Coredinations cardstock oh my I love that cardstock I then sanded the title..(do this on the mat with out pulling your paper up)
~Quickutz Revolution for the 4x4 die 3-d butterfly this I then added wire and beads.
~Hand sewed the butterfly train (stamped first then sewed)
~Pop dots, ribbon, the brown ribbon was actually a belt I had sometime ago, ricrac, Fancy pants strait pins. Needle and thread brown DMC floss. Thanks so much!!!

Chirper Challenge #16 ~Life is a Highway~

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Hello everyone....well it's time for the Chirper Challenge #16. The challenge this time was to use red and green and have wheels and no Christmas. Jackie's sons came up with the challenge....Dylan and Tyler. So I was trying to think like them.....what would little boys like....this should be easy for for me I only have six.....well was I wrong!! I thought I don't want to use the tractor, the four wheeler, the bike...I was really thinking here....LOL!!!! So applaud Dylan and Tyler cause this was an awesome challenge!! Check it out....Chirper Challenge. The creations are incrediable!! So much fun too!! Can't wait to see what others come up for the challenge so hop on over.
The products used:
  • Cosmo Cricket pp Jack's World
  • Cosmo Crciket pp Dutch Girl Sofie (for the white only)
  • Cricut Cars Cart. L. McQueen cut at 3 1/4 see pg. 36 McQueen in his dress clothes
  • Fillmore cut at 3 1/4 on the flip pg. 65
  • Ink and distressing, staples
  • Making Memories Felt Alphas
The Journaling reads: We were riding to pre-school one morning and I looked back, you were just cheesing away. So I pulled over to get your picture. Cody 05/24/01. Cody will be 12 this Sept. OOOO does time go so fast. TFL!!! Dawn
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