Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

I wish everyone a wonderful Christmas and a great and prosperous New Year!  I also wish much happiness and good health to everyone.

I am thankful for all the new friends I have made through my scrapbook retreats and look forward to making many more new friends throughout the years.  I feel very blessed to have a business that brings joy to so many ladies.

I hope you enjoy my Christmas pictures!  They are a few of my decorations I have throughout my house.  The first four pictures have craft items in them that I made the over past couple of years.  Happy Holidays!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Pictures of the Holiday Home Show

The barn was just a glimmer
in the artists' eye!
We had a wonderful time having our barn house in the Holiday Home show!  Everyone enjoyed the amazing work of the conversion from a real barn to a beautiful barn house.  Gary and Becky Baron are the creative artists who converted the barn 15 years ago.  I invited both of them to come to the home show to visit and to take the honor of building the "master piece."  They also brought over their "before and during construction" pictures for everyone to see.

We had about 200-300 people come through the home.  Everyone enjoyed all the fun Christmas decorations and the antiques throughout the home.  Some also enjoyed a cup of hot chocolate.  It was such a pleasure seeing everyone having such a nice time and "oohing and awhing" throughout the home.  There were even some "oohing" as they stepped into the shed outback that was converted into my scrapbook workshop.  It too is filled with antiques and decorated to make you feel at home. 

I hope you enjoy the "before and during construction" photos of the home. It is quite amazing!  You will see more pictures of inside the home if you keep scrolling down to the previous post.  You may also want to "click" on the pictures to see them in a larger view.

The south end of the barn.

Radiant heat added for comfort!

Gary and Becky with the home hosts,
Cathy and Janet and Becky's sister Tamra.

Good friends!

Brad cooking up some hot chocolate
and Nicole reminiscing with her first
grade teacher Mrs. Cook and her mom!

Resting with friends enjoying
pictures of the barn before the construction!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

HOLIDAY HOME SHOW at the Red Rooster Scrapbook Barn - December 3rd

Everyone is welcome to attend the Brigham City Holiday Home Show on Saturday, December 3rd from 1 pm to 5 pm.  This special annual event is sponsored by the Brigham City Civic Improvement Club.  Tickets are $5.00 each (age 12 and up) and may be purchased at any of the homes/businesses in the show.  Funds have been used throughout the years for various community projects.  This year's proceeds will be going towards the purchase of needed furniture for the Brigham City Community/Senior Center, as well as two scholarships for graduating Box Elder High School Seniors. 

Featured in this year's benefit will be:

My 100 year-old restored barn house, 25 E. Fish Hatchery Road, Mantua

The historic Dance Academy, 58 North Main Street, Brigham City

Two historic homes, 59 South 100 East and 74 North 100 East, Brigham City

A new bungalow style home, 323 South 200 East, Brigham City

A historic home built into a business, Access Home Health Care, 453 South Main, Brigham City

You may want to start your day by attending the 13th annual Santa's Merry Old Workshop Bazaar (Christmas boutique).  It goes from 9 am - 3 pm and is located at the Brigham City Community/Senior Center, 24 North 300 West.  The event will have homemade craft vendors, gifts, food and door prizes.

Then . . . go to the home show and end your day with a great dinner at the famous Maddox restaurant!

If you have wanted to come see my barn house and scrapbook workshop, now is a good time to come during the Christmas season. I will be giving away a scrapbook retreat and scrapbook supplies!

Come on down, have some yummy hot chocolate and have some fun!  If you have any questions, call or email me!  Hope to see you there!  I hope you enjoy the sneak preview of my home!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

HAPPY NEW YEAR RETREAT! January 27-28 Ogden Comfort Suites

We are going to ring in the New Year with lots of scrapbooking cheer! It is time to make a new resolution - - GET MORE SCRAPBOOKING DONE!! That is what you can do by spending two full days scrapbooking with lots of other ladies who have the same love of scrapbooking as you! Get out of the cold and warm up with some yummy hot chocolate as you scrapbook the day and night away!

We will also have great products for sale at the retreat from the Scrapbook Clearance Outlet store.  Shop for their clearance items as well as the latest product from Echo Park and Teresa Collins.  They will also have cardstock and adhesive for sale.  You may also shop their store in Woods Cross at 544 W. 750 S.  Check out their blog for store hours.  They are open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday or available if you call first.  (801) 652-3582.

Comfort Suites in Ogden
(21st Street exit - 1 block from highway)

January 27-28
Friday 10 am to Saturday 11 pm

Enjoy a yummy dessert Friday evening, hot breakfast and
light lunch Saturday. Everyone will receive a welcome gift
and we will have drawings and activities with lots of prizes! 
You will have the use of two Cricuts with cartridges, punches,
stamp pads, ribbons, flowers and lots of other miscellaneous
tools and supplies.

$45 each for both days - no room
$55 each (five in a room - one bed is a pull out couch bed)
$65 each (four in a room)
$80 each (three in a room)
$95 each (two in a room)

For more information, give me a call or email me!
 (435) 730-1797

Red Cactus restaurant inside the Comfort Suites building

Thursday, November 3, 2011

50th Birthday Party!! Whew Whew!!

My husband gave me a surprise birthday party for my 50th birthday.  It was such a surprise and I had so much fun.  His band played, my daughter sang two songs and my son played the bass guitar. We had it at the Sherwood Hills Resort a few miles east of Brigham on your way to Logan.  Thanks to all of my friends and family who came and made it a special day for me!

Love my family.  My kids are growing up!

Great Mantua friends.
Sweet Lori and Shirley!
Shannon, Brenda, my sister-in-law, and my wonderful
mother-in-law, Rosalie.  I am so blessed to have
all of Brad's family in my life.  I love them so much.

My good friends Julie and Jean.  Jean is always taking silly pictures!!
Bonnie is a sweet friend of mine and loves
 to deer hunt just like my daughter, Nicole!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Sacramento Scrapbook Expo - So Much Fun!!

Last weekend I attended the Sacramento Scrapbook Expo and had a great time!  I met my sister-in-law there and we scrapbooked for three days and did lots and lots of shopping.  The products sold were wonderful and they had great make-n-takes.  I also visited with my sisters and nephew and his family.  They all live in the Sacramento area so I took the opportunity to visit with them and have a fun weekend scrapbooking.

During two of our crop days, the Expo had a different theme on each day. The second day we cropped they had a western theme and the third day was a 20's theme. If you have ever been to one of my retreats, you know I always have a different theme at my retreats. So, I wanted to participate in the Expo's theme too. During the crops they had lots of drawings and contests with prizes. On the western night they asked for anyone who could make an animal sound. I made a sound of a horse!! The winners were an elephant and a monkey. It was pretty funny.

My western hat says "Scrapbooking makes me HAPPY."
Betty had on this really cute western apron.
She also helps with the crops.  She is from Idaho and Salt Lake City.
These ladies were having fun!

Something must of been really funny!

Crop time!
The make-n-takes were great.  I made four different ones!

I love bling!!
My sisters Terry and Janet.
My nephew Timmy, Miranda and sweet Bella!