Wednesday, December 23, 2009


My job at American Girl is almost done for the season. American Girl is an amazing place to work for. They do so much for the seasonal employees. They provide lots of food and even Christmas presents (toys, doll clothes, doll accessories)

I haven't had much time to stamp these past few weeks, however I ended up making 66 snowmen for everyone.

My oldest daughter is graduating from high school this next summer and I have picked out the graduation invites to make. So that and with Kelli's birthday, Valentines, St. Patrick's Day coming up, I will be busy.

The weather this Christmas week is suppose to be nasty. So our plans have been changed because of the weather.

Well off to work, which maybe my last day. Hope everyone has a great Christmas.

Take care,


Friday, November 27, 2009


Here are the snowmen treats I made for Kelli's class. They turned out cute.

Friday, November 20, 2009


These past two weeks have been very busy for me. I started a new job, just until Christmas. I have managed to finish my Christmas cards during this time. Now I am making snowman treats for Kelli's class. I will post a picture soon.

Take care everyone.


Monday, November 9, 2009

What a week!

Well besides delivering papers last week, my brother passed away last Monday. His wake/funeral was Thursday/Friday. So it made for a long week.


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Sorry I haven't posted in awhile...

It's been crazy around here. I am still working on the turkeys when I have a chance. My brother passed away on Monday night,

I have been delivering papers this week and my new job starts next week..

So I will post when I get the chance...

Take care..

Saturday, October 24, 2009

It's my birthday....

Going with Mark to Ho-Chunk for my birthday today....

Everyone have a great day!!!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Gobble, Gobble

An early birthday present.....

I got the job at American Girl. I couldn't believe that I had the job before I left the interview. I will start in a couple of weeks and work until Christmas.

I am making progress on my turkeys, so in all things are going good. My birthday is this Saturday. Going to celebrate by cutting down a tree in my back yard. LOL I would love to go to Ho Chunk on Sunday for my birthday..... Maybe I can talk Mark into it...

Everyone have a good day. I know I am.....


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Making progress.....

Last night I finished my Christmas cards for the card exchange. Next working on turkeys for Thanksgiving. Also, worked on senior pictures and got those done.

We found out yesterday that Stephanie has a major allergy to shrimp/crab/lobster. So now she will be carrying a epipen in case something happens.

Yesterday, my brother had a heart attack. I hope he is doing o.k.

Today I have to take my sister to her physcial therapy appointment and maybe going to see my brother. Kelli and I have our first girl scout meeting tonight.

Everyone have a good day and I will post a picture of my turkeys soon.

Take care,


Sunday, October 18, 2009


On Friday, I surprised Mark's daughter, Karly with the spiders I made for her class. I hope her friends enjoyed them as much as I enjoyed making them. It was good to see Karly at school. Karly is such a sweet little girl.
Next week, Kelli's class will get to enjoy the spiders.....
On Friday night, met up with the girls from M&I and enjoyed dinner and drinks with them.
Saturday was a busy day working on the lawn, mowing it for one last time before winter. I wish all the leaves on the trees would fall, so I can take care of that too.
Next week a busy week working on projects, going to doctor's appointments with my daughter and my sister and a job interview...
Ordered new draperies for my living room. I can't wait until they come in.

The pumpkin patch..

On Thursday, Kelli and I went with her class to the pumpkin patch. We had a great time spite the rainy and cold weather.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Busy Busy

This past weekend, Mark and I went up north, near Green Bay and enjoyed the fall colors. We did alittle gambling and we came back winners...
Worked on my Christmas cards some, while up north, while Mark went fishing.
Now back at home, we have been busy looking at draperies for my living room, fixing the garage door opener and raking leaves.
On Thursday, I am going with my daughter, Kelli to the pumpkin patch.
I have a job interview next week at American Girl, my MATC class will start soon.
Everyone take care and I will post soon.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Working on Christmas cards...

Here is a sample of my christmas cards....

Spiders everywhere....

Assembling my spiders today....
Have a surprise for someone... can't wait until they find out....

Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Yesterday, I had a chance to do some stamping and I made several thank you cards, for my sister who is now recovering from a stroke she suffered earlier this month. She loved them.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

I haven't had much time to stamp this week. I had to help my sister out a couple of days this week and working on one of my bathrooms.
My stampin up order came on Friday, can't wait to put it all away and start using my new stamps.
Will post again very soon, with some stamping projects.....
Take care everyone

Saturday, September 19, 2009

This Weekend...

Looks like another nice weekend here in Wisconsin. Mark and I are working on my bathroom.

I have been busy making Thanksgiving projects. Getting way ahead of myself. LOL

My sister is on her way home from Texas, I can't wait to see her.

Everyone have a good weekend.


Monday, September 14, 2009


Hello everyone, I hope everyone is having a good Monday...

I am hoping to find a part-time job soon. Hopefully I can still have the flexible life that I have been use too. Can't wait until my computer class starts.

I am still working on my cute little spiders for my daughther's class..

My sister is doing better. I will be glad when she will be able to come home.

Take care...

Will post again soon..


Sunday, September 13, 2009

Working on Halloween treats....

I found this little spider on Splitcoasters and thought it would be cute to make for my daughter's class. Very simple to make.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

My sister...

Yesterday while my sister was visiting my other sister in Texas, she had a stroke. My sister is only 50 years old. They managed to get her the medical help within the 3 hour window. So far things are looking good for her but she is not out of the woods yet.

Happy Halloween

I made this cute Halloween card using my Big Kick machine (the spiderweb) and my Cricut Expressions (the spider).

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Lots of changes.....

Well after applying for several jobs, I have decided to enroll in a computer class to get my career skills up to date with the ever growing job market. So I am looking for a part-time gig to get me through until Christmas.

Kids are doing well in school, especially Kelli, who loves school.

I have been able to get a few things done around the house, going to do some painting outside this fall, planning on cutting down a tree outside and work on one of the bathrooms.

I have planned on making Christmas gifts for Christmas and when I have some done, I sure will post them here.

Off to a doctor's appointment for today.

Take Care,


Wednesday, September 2, 2009

New School year

Yesterday was the first day of school for my two youngest daughters, while my oldest starts to day as a senior.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A new challenge in my life...

My baby will finally be going to school this fall. I took the last 5 years to be home with her. Delivering newspapers very early in the morning, 7 days a week. I finally got my life back, since I was done with delivering newspapers.. My part-time job has ended as of yesterday. I have done a few things around my house to make it a better place. Now its time to move on to find a full-time job.
I am looking forward to finding a new job, a new challenge, getting back into the accounting field.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Today's project..

I was quite board today. So I made this project....

Monday, August 24, 2009

Here is a sample of the cards included in the teacher's tin

I spent the day working on cards for Kelli's teacher.
Notice the wire on the top card... turned out cute...

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Pals Paper Arts

The top
The front..

The back.
This weeks challenge was to make Anything but a Card.
My daughter, Kelli will be attending Kindergarden this fall and we meet her teacher for the first time on Wednesday. I thought I would make her a tin full of cards. Teachers can always use "thank you" cards.
Stamp Set: Crayon Kids
Ink: Black, Brilliant Blue, Real Red, Glorious Green, Only Orange, Pink Passion, Yoyo Yellow
Paper: YoYo Yellow
Buttons: Real Read and Brilliant Blue
Ribbon: Real Red, Night of Navy, White
Misc. Scrapbook paper

It's been two weeks since

I have had time to do any stamping.
I am feeling better now, since I got on the antibotics for the infection in my incision.
Today going to make a small gift for all my co-workers, since Tuesday is my last day of work.
Our department is being eliminated. So I am looking for a job now.
Then off to my sisters, to work on sweet corn. I hope this is the last of it.
This upcoming week, it will be running kids to school registrations and my pepsi shop.
Busy, Busy.
Take Care

Monday, August 17, 2009

It's been awhile

Well I had my surgery on Friday and now I am recovering. I am sore and been helping make pickles, salsa and canning green beans with my sister. Busy week ahead with sweet corn, beans and whatever comes up.

Well off to my sister's to make salsa again.

Take care....

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Just a quick post... Here is my card for Challenge #2 for Pal Paper Arts.
Will post the supply list at a later time, since storms are in the area and I have been busy canning green beans with my sister. So far 70 pints of green beans done.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Dr's Appt...

Had my pre-op doctor's visit today. I guess my surgery is still on.. The only bad thing about all of this is that on Monday I get to start giving myself shots twice a day in the stomach. But it will be all worth it.

I will be glad when this is all over and I am on the road to recovery.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Monday again!!!

Another weekend has come and gone. Mark and I went fishing on the Wisconsin River with no luck whatsoever.
Working on my open house for September, trying to keep my mind off my surgery coming up less than two weeks.
Have a good day everyone.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

My first challenge.....

Today's card is for Pals Paper Art challenge that was launched today. This weeks challenge was to use the colors Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay and Chocolate Chip. This is my first challege I have participated in.

Paper: Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, Chocolate Chip and white
Designer Series Paper: Razzleberry Lemonade
Ink: Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay
Stamps (SU!): Garden Whimsy
Other: Melon Mambo Polka Dot Grossgrain, Big Kick Textured Template and washer.

Busy time

Its a busy time here in the Johnson household. School is only a month away and have 3 girls to get school supplies for.
Getting ready to help my sister harvest her garden.
I am having surgery in August, only taking one day off of work.
My position will be ending at the end of August, so I am looking for a job.
I have decided to have an open house in September. I have been a Stampin Up demonstator for many years and never wanted to have any classes or sell Stampin Up products.
I thought I would share my love of stamping with my friends.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009



"Girls Only"

Monday, July 27, 2009

Wedding Card

I made this wedding card using the Sizzlix Textured Impressions Wedding Set #2. I love using the textured impressions and texture plates in my cards.

Friday, July 24, 2009

It's Friday!!!

I used the Fifth Avenue Floral to make this card along with some scrapbook paper from Stampin' Up.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

A gift for Kelli's Teacher.

Here is another card I made for Kelli's teacher.
On Thursday, my daughter Kelli finishes her summer school class and I have made several cards for her teacher. Here is the sock monkey that I made.

Our vacation

On Thursday, we drove to Six Flags and enjoyed the day there. The older girls got to see Jesse McCartney in concert.
On Friday, we drove 3 hours up north to Legend Lake. Mark's parents live on the lake. We went fishing, boating, tubing, and swimming. We had a great time. Kelli loved collecting as she calls it sea shells by the sea shore or the pond or lake....

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Taking some much needed time off....

We are getting ready to take some much needed time away. I hope everyone had a good week. I will post next week.

Take care


Friday, July 10, 2009

Crazy for Cupcakes

Made this card today... Used the Crazy for Cupcakes stamp set. The background is embossed using a texture plate for my Sizzlix Big Kick machine.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Busy picking black berries

Spent this week picking and freezing black berries for this winter. They are so good on ice cream.

Hope everyone is doing good. Will post more tomorrow.


Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Monday, June 29, 2009

A surprise in our backyard this morning!!!

This morning, my daughter Stephanie came to me and said this is in our backyard. I told her it was a turkey and then went to see for myself.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Senior Pictures

My daughter, Stephanie, a senior at Sun Prairie High School received her senior pictures this weekend. Here is a sample of one of them.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


Sorry I haven't posted, but these past few days, I have been organizing my stamping area.
My stamping area is one part of my basement, didn't care for the space, but today, I stamped my walls and now I really like it. Will share pictures of it later.
My boyfriend, Mark altered this cabinet for me for my spools of ribbon. It helps me keep my ribbon organized.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Stamping Day!!

My creation for today!!

Monday, June 15, 2009


The tiles that I have made for my living room.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Another simple card.....

Just another clean and simple card that I made...


Stephanie, my oldest daughter just received a sample of one of her senior pictures for next year. She had a blast with the photographers that day. She can't wait until she get the rest of the pictures.

Monday, June 8, 2009

A new creation

I thought this turned out cute. Nothing exciting. LOL

Been MIA (missing in action)

Well the past two weeks have been crazy with doctor's appointments and such. Waiting until Wednesday to see the doctor again and discuss my options with the cyst on my ovary.

I actually finished two projects this morning! Yippee!! Two things off my to-do list.

Kelli, my 5 year old is done with school. Kelli has a busy summer ahead of her. She has summer school, vacation bible school, swimming lessons, and T-Ball.

The other two girls have this week left of school. They are ready for summer break. We are planning our vacation in July. Kids are excited about going.

Take care,


Saturday, May 30, 2009

Hopefully I will get back to stampin like I want to be...

Unbelievable the things happening to me in the past two weeks. On Thursday night, I had back pain so bad that I called the clinic and they told me to go to the hospital. (Since I have had a blood clot in my leg they wanted me checked out) After spending from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m at the hospital, I ended up finding out that I have a cyst on my ovary the size a tennis ball. So this next week, I have to have an ultrasound to see what is going on with that, plus my other blood tests for the blood clot. Not fun...

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Some cards I made today...

Hello everyone! Well I am finally back to stamping after a weeks rest.
I see used old olive for the 3 cards I made today. How funny!
Well I am going to rest my leg for a couple of hours before I head off to work.
Take care... Melanie

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

I am moving around much better today. Mark and I spent the weekend up north with his parents. We had a chance to go fishing and we caught about a dozen fish. We had a great time.

Working on other things today, but tomorrow I will be stamping away....... Can't wait.


Wednesday, May 20, 2009

On the road to recovery!!

Found out today I am not allowed to work for the rest of the week. What a bummer!!! My weekend plans may be cancelled too... I feel bad for Mark for he won't get to see his parents if we can't go. I know he feels guilty because of all of this.

Its still painful to walk, I guess this was a pretty big blood clot in my leg. I have to go for blood tests daily and still have the daily shots. This is so not fun...

I don't think my children realize how serious this could have been. They go on just like nothing has happened. This upsets me so much. They think that mom can still do everything she did before. Well I can't right now....

Well everyone take care.


Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Tuesday Morning

Hello everyone, looks like its going to be nice day here is Wisconsin today. I am taking a couple days away from posting to recoup after my short hospital stay this past weekend. Doctors found a blood clot in my leg over the weekend and decided to put me in the hospital as a precautionary measure. I can barely walk at the moment and will have lots of doctors appts coming up. So everyone take care and will be back up and running (i hope) by next week.


Thursday, May 14, 2009

My last project for today! This colleage is made for Mark's parents. It was of their visit with their granddaughter, Karly, who they haven't seen in two years. I hope they like it!!!

On a roll.......

Other cards I have made today!

On the top two cards, if you take a closer look, there is embossing. The picture doesn't show it very well.