Friday, November 27, 2009


Well, we had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday! We were at my brother's house and everyone was there this year. It is getting so hard to get together with everyone because the kids are getting scattered around. But-all the cousins were together and it was such a blessing to see them now, all grown up - and it seemed like yesterday they were all running around the house getting into things. We sat and talked for hours. It was truly a blessed day! I will post pics as soon as I get them!
Now---on to Christmas!!

Thursday, September 17, 2009


Well, it's football season so I probably won't be posting as much as I want to. This year our beloved 49ers look like they are going to be strong! My Packers look good too. And, above all else, our Bruins look amazing! I know it's early in the season, but I'm predicting my teams to have a great year! I LOVE FOOTBALL!!!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Shopping Spree!

You can win a $250.00 shopping spree! Follow my link to scrapping cottage and check it out!

Monday, July 27, 2009

CCFA missions cards

Here's a few more cards I made Friday for our Cricut Card Fairy Army missions. Sorry the pics aren't that great - I took them late in the day and the lighting wasn't good.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Doc Thank Yous

Well, physicals for the high schools are over!! We had 10 MD's, 2 Orthopedic surgeons, and 1 internal medicine MD to help us with all of the schools. We had a record # of students flooding through the gyms. As with every year, I had to come up with something for them to say thank you. They really don't want anything big -so I made these. I used the small clear pails, put one of our gym towels in it, our pens (they all demand them!) and our letter openers. I made white coats and used stickles to put MD on them. Cut out thanks and banners,glued them to the craft sticks and that is it! Oh, and of course, Starbucks cards! Super easy and they LOVED them!! They were fun to make and Jess and I had a great time filling them up!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Making t-shirts with your Cricut is EASY!!

Below are the t's I made for the Lupus Walk my family walked in for me. I used my Cricut Expression and freezer paper for these. For the letters/words, I used the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge. You just type in your words BACKWORDS and use the FLIP feature. This will make your text print correctly onto the freezer paper. Cut your freezer paper to fit your 12x12 or 12x24 mat. Put the shiny side of the paper down, it adheres better. Then press cut. Now you have made a custom stencil! For the butterflies, I used Graphically Speaking and Storybook. I typed in the image I wanted - in this case a butterfly, selected my size and press cut. The image prints onto the freezer paper. After everything is printed out, it's time to iron on your stencil to the shirts. Set your iron on high, NO STEAM! Place a piece of freezer paper inside your shirt so that no paint runs through to the other side. Place your freezer paper stencil shiny side down, press hard for about 15 seconds until your stencil is stuck to the shirt. After your stencils are ironed on-use fabric paint and paint in your text and designs. Let dry for a few hours. That's it--customize any shirt any time you want!

Monday, June 8, 2009


Here are the t's I made with my Cricut and freezer paper for the Lupus Walk. People thought we had these shirts custom made! They couldn't believe I made them with fabric paint-they look like they are silk-screened! All 6 of us walked for me last Saturday at the Great Park in Irvine. We made the 3 mi trip and had a blast! We laughed and joked--Jess and Jimmy ran the last 1 1/2 miles. Weather was wonderful for all of us LUPUS patients!!!

Friday, June 5, 2009

OK--Here are the t-shirts I made with freezer paper and my cricut for the Lupus walk tomorrow.  These were easy and quick to make!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Here's a few more cards--I will be out of town this weekend with Jen, Daniel and Bobie WINE TASTING!!!  See ya later!!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Ok--here are a few wedding pix I have.  We literally have a thousand pix to go through.  Obviously I can't post them all, but I love these.  I especially love  the one of Jen and Jess.  So for now, enjoy!  There will be more to come.

a few wedding pix

Friday, March 20, 2009

Hope everyone has a good weekend.  I am off to the  sewing, quilt and craft fair at Pomona fairgrounds, and probably check out the Brea Community Center's spring craft boutique.  Hope I find some good stuff!!
Hope everyone has a good weekend.  I am off to the  sewing, quilt and craft fair at Pomona fairgrounds, and probably check out the Brea Community Center's spring craft boutique.  Hope I find some good stuff!!

Forgot to include the pics!!

new room pics

There was a comment on a msg bd about the favorite place in our scrapbook rooms, and it got me thinking.  So, here are a few pics, plus 1 of my Daisy.  I love the island because I can stand or sit while I scrap.  Plus, when the girls have time to come over we can all sit or stand around and have plenty of room.  Well, the fridge, snack drawer and coffee pot are a plus too.

Caldwell's Creative Corner

Caldwell's Creative Corner

Sunday, March 15, 2009

My furry babies

Of course I had to include a picture of Ryley and Daisy--

Honeymoon boxes

Mailboxes I made for Jenny &Daniel for their 1st  Valentine's Day as husband and wife!

other stuff!

Just a few pics of the memory jar I gave my hubby.  It's filled with memories of our 27 Valentine's Days together!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Family News

I am finally finishing up my room--what a project!  But it is all worth it.  I love it but at the same time sad because it used to be both of my girls' room over the last 16 years we have lived here.  I love my island so I can stand and work--much better on my joints!
Speaking of--thank you for all of your prayers.  I get my infusions on Friday and am out of commission until about Monday, give or take.  At least this time I didn't lose my hair (so far)!  No change in movement/pain yet but the doctor said give it a few more weeks then go to something stronger if this isn't helping.
Hope all is well!  Jenny and Daniel just put a offer in on their first house!  Close by so my prayers were answered on that one! Jen is still busy at Childrens' Hospital LA in the PICU and loves it!   Daniel's job is not in jeopardy at the bank  praise God!  Jess is freelancing and Jim is plucking away at general ed.
That's it for now!

A few pics of my scrapbook room

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

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Monday, January 26, 2009


I don't have time to scrapbook.

I have heard this at least a million times!

My answer to that - Everyone has time to scrapbook. I think that some people expect that if they become a scrapbooker, they will need to set aside hours and hours and not have anything else going on.

That is simply not true.  With the diseases I suffer from, I never know when I will have a good day or a bad day.  My hands may not be functioning.  If I have even 30 minutes I can complete a page. Then a page is suddenly a whole book.  It is the memories of our family that I am preserving. It is something I know my family will have forever.

Scrapbooking is not hard, it's telling your story and preserving your family's memories forever.

Many people I know spend alot of time on vacation with family during the year.   They take trips annually.  They have traveled around the world.  They go to family reunions and meet their Great-Great Grandparents and cousins for the first time. Amazing family stories about their family that they never heard before.

  Who will tell those stories forever and forever?  Do pictures that are in boxes?  Does a slide show on a computer?  What about a disc with 200 or more pictures? No words, no emotion, no telling the story that surrounds each picture.  In a few years, let alone in a few generations, most people won't even remember everything that was going on when they see a picture that is pulled out of a box. Who they were with, where they were, or even the dates.

That is why you need to scrapbook.

Still don't think you have the time to scrapbook?

It is only time consuming if you let it be.

Now that our kids are older and moving on with their lives, it makes me realize the importance of what I am creating. 

Years from now, kids and grandkids will begin to make an appearance.  More than ever I know the importance of preserving our memories.  Then, someday when I am gone, they will know what happened in my life because I took the time to scrapbook.

They will bring the memories to life.

If you are ready to get those photos out of boxes and start preserving your family's memories, give me a call and we can make that happen.

Watch for new Cricut crafts!