Friday, November 26, 2010

Happy Holidays!!

I hope everyone has a nice holiday season!  We have already started up here in Mantua with lots of beautiful snow.  I wish everyone a safe and happy joyous time of the year.  Make sure you take lots of fun pictures!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

My New Camera!

I am so excited about my new camera I got for my birthday a couple of weeks ago.  I told my husband I wanted a digital SLR camera.  Well, not only did he get it for me but he also surprised me with a telephoto lens, tripod and three special effects lenses.  It has been so much fun.  My daughter just finished playing in the Box Elder High School play - Phantom of the Opera.  After watching her perform in school plays over the past seven years, I finally was able to get some great close up pictures of her on stage - without a flash!  Here are a few photos I have taken with my camera!
We love to each sushi.  This is where we
went for my birthday.  It is in Logan.
How about this for dinner!!

This is the view outside my barn house!
So lovely!

November Retreat - Gobble Gobble

We had a nice time at the Turkey Gobble Retreat.  This was the first retreat for a few ladies who attended.  A couple of them learned lots on the cricuits provided.  Now they are ready to use the ones they have at home!  We played a couple of "Win it in a Minute" games.  The ladies never know what kind of game I have ready for them to play!  It is so much fun watching them!  One of the favorite retreat games is the "Quick Draw" game!  You tell me what your favorite thing is you like to scrapbook with and you might win a prize!  Here are some of the ladies who attended the retreat and pictures of the "Win it in a Minute" games!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Turkey Gobble Retreat - November 12-13 Logan

Gobble Gobble!!  Are you ready for some turkey scrapbooking fun!  Come to my next scrapbook retreat on November 12-13 at the Crystal Inn in Logan.  The fun will start at 10:00 am on Friday and end on Saturday at 5:00.  And, as always we will have fun with drawings, contests and lots of prizes.  This retreat will have an added meal.  I will be serving some turkey vittles for lunch on Saturday along with the hotel serving dinner on Friday and breakfast Saturday morning.  The cost is $50 per person for four in a room, $65 per person for three in a room and $80 per person for three in a room.  Hope you can come!!

Luau Retreat - Aloha!! So Fun!

We had lots of Hawaiian fun at my Luau retreat last weekend.  We started out with some beach music, added some Hawaiian sounds, a little limbo rumba and ended with doing the chicken dance the hokie pokie and swing dance!!  Some of the ladies volunteered for an activity and didn't know what they were getting into.  I had them dress up with leis, grass hats, funny glasses, flowered bras and green skirts and were asked to do the hoola for everyone and then do their best hoola hooping!  They each had their own fun and silly style!  Then a few ladies volunteered to do the limbo.  Go girls!  We ended the party with Hawaiian banana splits, group pictures with the Hawaiian outfits on and then went back to scrapbooking!  Throughout the retreat we had more fun games and contests!  One of which they had to make some halloween sounds.  We had the creeking door, the cratchity witch and the spooky ghost.

Creeky door sound!

Cratchity witch sound!

Spooky ghost sound!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Rough'n It Retreat - Mantua Oct 1-2

Rough'n It Lodge!!
Even though we didn't have a lot of ladies come to this retreat, we really had a good time.  We had lots of room to scrapbook.  I was able to spread all of my scrapbook items out and get organized.  I also put together scrapbook packets with pictures and embellishments so at my next retreat I will be ready to go with my layouts.  Jean and Deanna traveled all the way from American Fork to come rough'n it with me and my friends Julie and Janeece.  The food was great and we enjoyed our dessert by the campfire.  I posted a picture of the Girl's Home lodge.  Hopefully, maybe next year some of you may want to come to the next Rough'n It retreat!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


I had the opportunity to display my Red Rooster Scrapbook Barn information at the Scrapbook USA Expo this past weekend.  I had a table set up with pictures of my barn house and scrapbook workshop along with information about my retreats.  I gave away prizes throughout the Expo and then at the end of the Expo gave away a basket full of scrapbooking items, a free retreat and a card making party.  I met so many ladies and enjoyed telling them about my business and my upcoming retreats.  My friend Julie came out Saturday afternoon and helped me out.

The winner of the basket was Christina Pass of Vernal, Utah, the retreat was Darlene Baker of Centerville and Kara Nelson of Lehi won the card party.  

I enjoyed myself so much that I have already signed up to have a table at the next Scrapbook USA Expo on March 25-26, 2010 in Sandy.  I hope you come by and see me if I didn't get a chance to visit with you this past weekend.  

 Here are some pictures I took of my good friends at the Expo!  One picture shows a lady winning a prize! 

Monday, August 30, 2010

Customer Appreciation Party - THANK YOU!

I had a great turnout for my first Customer Appreciation Party.  We had lots of fun chatting, eating and making cards.  Everyone enjoyed seeing my barn house and my scrapbook workshop!  Here are before and after pictures of my workshop.  I still need to trim my windows with white paint and then I will be done.  I also posted pictures of some of the ladies (and man!) who attended my party.

The winner of the free scrapbook retreat is Lee Burningham of Salt Lake City.  Lee was already signed up for my October 22-23 retreat so she was very happy.

Thanks again to everyone for supporting me and my retreats.  I have had so much fun meeting everyone.  I look forward to having many more!!


I want to give a special thanks to my good friend Julie Sealy. She helps me with all my retreats. I couldn't do it without her!