Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year 2010

Hello everyone wanted to wish you a Happy New Year!! May you have a wonderful 2010!!!
We have a few traditions for the New Year, I have been working on them today. I also have a few los done but once again no sun. Hopefully tomorrow will be a beautiful sunny cold day so I can get good pics. Thanks so much for all the wonderful visitors I have had through out the year of 2009. May everyone have even a more successful New Year!!!! Thanks again, Dawn http://rustypickle.typepad.com/.a/6a00e39820abe58833012876951d22970c-pi

Friday, December 25, 2009

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!





Wanted to wish everyone a MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! Happy Holidays!! Enjoy every moment!! Take lots of pictures. I also wanted to share a few pics with you. The first one is Abigail my 3yo granddaughter, I bought her this dress at the after Halloween sale for $9 bucks at Target. Snow princess, well it fit perfect and she loves it!! I was able to get some pics of her in it before the boys woke up the other day, I just love the pics I took of her in the dress. Then that afternoon we decorated the gingerbread houses, whew!! It was a BLAST they all decorated the first one, well after I had put the icing on the second one, Cooper says he didn't any help..lol!! He would put one candy piece on then lick his finger..it was hysterical. He and Abigail managed to eat some of it too. They had so much fun. Wanted to share a few of the pics!! Merry Christmas!! Hugs, Dawn

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Winner of the I-Top


Hello and Good Afternoon, so sorry it took me forever to post this. My daughter Crystal flew in yesterday and well the airline lost her bags. Yeah it is 3pm the next day and still no bags. We waited at the airport for over 5 hours with empty promises. My other girls Alexis and Amanda gave her a Welcome Home party and we were late for it!!! I have my Christmas tree up but that is it!!! No shopping yet. It is just so hard for me, hubby works all the time and getting out when you live in the middle of nowhere is HARD!!!! Then I came down with a little cold from Dusty and I have been lazy today...which is like never me!! It is so nice having Crystal home, the boys are just all over her. I also had my granddaughter for the past two weeks. We also have had two extra guest at the house since last Thursday. Busy Busy times!!! The pic is of Cooper with Santa at the mall. On Friday Dec. 11, 2009 I took Cooper, Dusty, and Abigail to the mall to see Santa, a run in and out sorta deal because I had to be back for the other children getting off the bus, we live over an hour from the closest mall. The only one that would even get near him was Cooper. He walked up to him and said "What are you?" OMG I cracked up. Well enough said....on to the fun stuff..........


the Winner is......................................





SCRAPPINLIL
http://scrappinlilscreativeside.blogspot.com/
Check her out.....
CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cooper pulled her name out of the bowl. I want to Thank all of you for stopping by and making the celebration of my daughter and being in out new home for 1 year special!!!!! THANK YOU ALWAYS!!!!! Hugs, Dawn

Friday, December 11, 2009

Rusty Pickle Blog Hop and Prize









Well Hello so glad you made to the first stop on the Blog Hop!! If you forget your way alon the hop just go to the Rusty Pickle blog starting HERE. Along the way you will find some AMAZING eye candy and inspiration. Please remember to leave a comment so you can be entered a drawing I will be having on the 18th of Dec. I am giving away one I-top. Yes you heard right one I-top. You have to leave a comment under this post so I know you will be entered in the drawing. I will have Cooper draw out the name. It does not matter where you live I will ship anywhere. I am running this drawing until the 18th because that will be when my daughter Crystal is coming home for the holiday on leave from the Army, and to mark the one year anniversary of being in my house. I'm excited and wanted to pass on my joy to you. The project I have made for yo share with you wonderful visitors is a Advent calender....no not your typical one...lol!!! I made it into a calender for my daughter Amanda who is planning on being a Chef, she even just got her class ring with the culinary symbol. The calender has a recipe in each box on typing (copy) paper, so each day marking down the days to Christmas, she can ,ake a new recipe each day. So all her holiday baking will be complete. It is exciting to see what each day will bring. Also to enjoy a sample of the creation.....yum yum!!!
Products Used:
  • KaiserCraft Advent wooden box
  • Rusty Pickle pp Mitten and Snowflakes
  • Rusty Pickle buttons and tags
  • MM paint strawberries and cream
  • Cricut
  • Cricut Carts Jasmine, Joys of the Season, and From My Kitchen, and Pooh and Friends
  • Stickles
If you would like to purchase the pp you see here please call (801)746-1045 or visit the Rusty Pickle store at

http://www.rustypickle.com/
Thanks so much for stopping by, you will now go onto the next stop of the AMAZING Brenda at Brenda's Blog http://brendaneuberger.blogspot.com/ I hope you have fun and be soooo filled with inspiration after you finish your hop. Have a wonderful day and please let others know about the hop, so they can be included in the prizes and the inspiration!!!! Happy Holidays!!!
Thanks, Dawn Gallop i-top ToolThis is the PRIZE!!!!!!! Itop by Imaginisce.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Rusty Pickle Blog Hop ~Prizes~

Just a quick note to let ya know that Rusty Pickle will be having a blog hop starting at 1 pm mst on Friday Dec. 11, 2009. Let me tell you I have a really big surprise (well I am excited about it) for ya too!!! So please stay tuned. The blog hop begins on the Rusty Pickle blog, click HERE. See ya soon!!!! Good night, Dawn (it is 2am)

Monday, December 7, 2009

Love Ya Grandma



Good Morning and Happy Monday!!! I got this lo done last night it is a pic of my three yo granddaughter Abigail. The title came from her, she is always coming up to me out the blue and saying Love ya grandma....well it just melts my heart!!!! That sweet voice....awwww!! I love it!!
Well let me tell ya doing girl los is way out of my league!!! Yes I know I have girls, but they are 16, 19, and 20. The six boys I do most of my los on, I don't even buy pink papers, but I do adore boy prints!! lol!! I may have to change!! The pp was also donated to us from Imaginisce at the Rusty Pickle retreat. I thank them!! The papers are awesome. The Babushka Dolls oh my...as soon as I saw the Paisley cart. I was sold!! I just had to use them and since Abigail is such a doll how perfect!!! Love how they turned out!! Once again thanks Cricut!! Had so much fun making them!!!
Products Used:
  • PP by Imaginisce Perfectly Posh
  • Flowers from American Crafts
  • The Dolls Cricut cut at 2 1/2 from Paisley Cart.
  • The flourish cut from Cricut from Sweethearts cart. at 2 3/4
  • The title cut from Cricut cart. Paisley Love ya cut at 1 1/2
  • The grandma title used my Gypsy (OMG) love it!! welded grandma from Lyrical letters
  • Martha Stewart heart border punch, and dot punch
  • Bazzill cardstock
  • Kaisercrafts the pearls
  • tulip fabric paint black dots
  • The pic was altered at picnic.com
TFL!! Have a wonderful day!! Dawn

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Grandma's House altered item








Hello everyone and Happy Saturday!!! I wanted to share this adorable little house that we received at the Rusty Pickle retreat in our gift bags. The little house was donated by Deb Damboise of Say it with Letters.http://www.sayitwithletters.com/
She also has a wonderful blog check it out it http://www.sayitwithletters.blogspot.com/
She generously donated these wonderful little houses to all the Rusty Pickle Chef's. I decided last night I could not stand it anymore I had to decorate it and since I had Abigail my 3 yo granddaughter all last week .....what more perfect than to make a wall hanging of Grandma's House. It turned out so cute the pics are not the best due to the sun not shinning, it just keeps raining and raining here. When the sun shines I will post better pics. Also in our gift bag from the retreat we received the green flowers from Creative Charms they are velvet....soooo soft!! Check them out http://www.creativecharms.com/ I love 'em!! Also used from the retreat goodie bag was the green gingham ribbon from Bazzill and the Prima flower charms top of house. The pic is of Abigail last Sunday wearing the snow princess outfit I bought here. Too cute!
Products used:
  • House -Say it with Letters
  • Velvet green flowers-Creative Charms
  • Green gingham ribbon-Bazzill
  • Flower charms-Prima
  • blue pearls-KaiserCraft
  • fence-Quickutz
  • pp-Basic Grey
  • white cardstock-Bazzill basics
  • chipboard flourish-Rusty Pickle
  • paint- Making Memeories spotlight
  • Cricut cut the sign from Christmas Noel at 2 1/2, and the window frame from Christmas Noel.
  • Transparency is from Basic Grey.
  • Martha Stewart punch on roof.
Thanks and have a GREAT Day!!! Dawn

Friday, December 4, 2009

Snow Baby ~Rusty Pickle~


Hello everyone I did this layout while in Utah at the Rusty Pickle retreat. I used snow-tex which I bought at Michael's and kinda painted on as if the snow had fallen. Everything is 100% Rusty Pickle except the snow and the floss. The picture is of Dusty last Feb. 2009 when we got a little dusting of snow....yeah it's North Carolina we do not get much snow....but really do enjoy what we do get. I had packaged the layout in my suitcase and let me tell ya the papers were everywhere in my case and the moisture in the air made the snow like it was wet again...so this poor lo went thru alot. Thanks, Dawn

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Joy ~Rusty Pickle~

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Hello everyone I have had this one done for the Rusty Pickle Dec. sketch Challenge, they have awesome prizes each month so check them out HERE. This month the sketch was from the SUPER talented Pamela Young...check here out here at Pamela's World of Scrap. The sketch is awesome!! This month scrap all things Santa and use the sketch. Can't wait to see your creations!!! Here is mine, it is Dusty and Cooper last year 2008 Christmas. I put Dusty under the tree and Cooper trying to kiss him. TFL!!! I used everything Rusty Pickle.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Made the cover of Ready Set Create

Good Morning or afternoon where ever you may be....I just received my copy of the new Dec. 09/Jan. 10 copy of the e zine magazine Ready Set Create and much to my surprise my layout was on the cover......can you believe it??? I am still in shock here, lol!!!

















Go to http://readysetcreate.blogspot.com/
to get your copy today!!!! Filled with awesome inspiration and talent!!!! Have a WONDERFUL DAY!!!!! Oh yeah I wanted to share the charms I made for our charm swap at the Rusty Pickle Retreat. I'm gonna try and get pics up soon of the cabin and such!Okay now that you have seen the beads which you can click on any of the pics to enlarge. I made the seahorses from the Life is a Beach cart. and on my Cricut Expressions at 2 1/2 using black shrink it, multi-cut, and then stamped them with Brilliance ink pad Peacock and baked according to directions on the package, oh yeah punched a hole with 1/8 inch hole punch. Turned out GREAT!!! Had a BLAST making them!!! Thanks Julie Walton for holding the swap!! So much fun and the charms I received were perfect!!!!
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