New Rusty Pickle and still have a few retreat spots!

These are my three projects for Rusty Pickle! The first project uses Under the Stars paper and arrow chipboard. I love this because its for a very dear friend! I am so blessed to have so many!

Under the Stars clock

I love cards! They are perfect to use those small pieces left over from larger projects! And these sticker letters are MM from a secret sister! Thanks whomever you are!!

Pirate Princess set of 3 cards

I have been wanting to scrap this photo of Faith and I for a while now but the photo isn’t in focus. I read online somewhere that you should scrap photos even if they aren’t perfect. So I did! This uses Rusty Pickle Pashmina, Rusty Pickle Chipboard, RP Buttons, RP ribbon, RP aged tags, and RP letters.

Pashmina Love

I still have 4 spots left at the retreat in Temple, GA on Sept. 17-20th! Email me if you are interested! mandiedillard at yahoo dot com

Happy Scrappy,
Mandie

Retreat: New Price

Hello!  Well I have learned my lesson: always check school schedules before planning retreats!  Turns out quite a few schools don’t start until Sept.  We start the first week of August so I never even guessed it would be much different.  Why is this great for you?  Because alot of the people coming to my fall retreat have now canceled when they found out the date!  😦  So, I have lowered the price this weekend to just $100!  What does this get you?

 
$100 gets you 9 meals, gift bag, and all inclusive house set in Temple, GA on Sept. 17-20!  Check out the site:  http://www.campcropalot.com/picturestemple.shtml
Retreat includes:
• 9 meals!  Lunch and Dinner Thursday , Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Friday & Saturday and Brunch on Sunday.
• 3 nights of lodging!  2600 sq ft. split level home fully renovated for complete scrapbook fun.  Each room is themed
• Goodies Bag!  More goodies than you could hope and chances to win lots more!
• Classes!  I do not want to overwhelm you with lots of classes since we came to crop our pants off, so I’m only offering two classes, but they are great classes!   These classes can be paid for when you pay the remainder of your trip.  And I’m sure we’ll be using some Rusty Pickle goodies!!!
 • Non-stop cropping!  You will get 4 feet of cropping space along with a black leather-rolling chair and Tag Along drink holder/trash bag. 
• Games and Contests!  Come prepared for bingo, scrabble words and much more on Saturday night!!!!  The grand prize for Bingo is 1/2 off your next Retreat!
• Chocolate, Candy & oh did I mention Chocolate?!!  Unlimited chocolate and candy all weekend.
 
All of this can be yours for $100!  I do need a down payment of $35 by Sunday, August 16, 2009  with the final payment due Sept. 1, 2009! 
 
I only have 9 spots left so don’t wait!!!!  Please feel free to pass this information along to your friends!!!
 
If you are not interested, but now someone who might be, please feel free to pass this on!!!
Please email me: mandiedillard at yahoo dot com for more information!!!
Happy Scrappy,
Mandie

My babies are growing up!

Well they are.  And I’m not happy about it!  LOL.  First Drew turned 3.  I can’t believe it.  I’m not sure how we’ve survived Hurricane Drew for 3 years.  But we have.  He is such a light in our lives.  He is such a boy!  OMGoodness how he loves anything to do with dirt, tractors, cars and going fast!  We are soo in trouble when he turns 16! We had a party but this is on his actual birthday with one of his favorite meals!

Drew 3

Then Faith started school! Man that was a hard day! I was good until about 11:30 then I was ready for her to come home!!!! Part of her supply list was a crayon box and single subject notebook. Well of course we had to glam it up! I’m not entirely happy with the way she did her name on the front of her book, but I let her place the gems and letters so I couldn’t change it!

Photobucket

first day of school

notebook and pencil case

Thanks for listening to me droon on about my children!

Happy Scrappy,
Mandie

Rusty Pickle Paper Lines (including mine!!!)

Rusty Pickle has officially released the images of the next 3 paper lines: Jungle Love, Disco Christmas and Family Cuisine.  I am so happy as I designed the Family Cuisine line!  I can’t wait to be able to get my hands on it!!!  Also, Rusty Pickle is soon going to be available at a select 100 Michaels.  Hopefully it will do so well that it will be available at all Michaels!  So. . . look for the new lines at select Michaels and Archivers!

ETA: I know there are some misspellings on the words patterned paper. I didn’t design that page or the striped page and the spellings are being fixed before printing!

Jungle Love:
Jungle Love

Disco Christmas (i loooove this line!):
Disco Christmas

Family Cuisine (my line):
Family Cuisine

Happy Scrappy,
Mandie

Retreat Fall 2009!!!

Croppin Time
September 17-20, 2009 • Temple, GA
 
Retreat includes:
• 9 meals!  Lunch and Dinner Thursday , Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Friday & Saturday and Brunch on Sunday.
• 3 nights of lodging!  2600 sq ft. split level home fully renovated for complete scrapbook fun.  Each room is themed
• Goodies Bag!  More goodies than you could hope and chances to win lots more!
• Classes!  I do not want to overwhelm you with lots of classes since we came to crop our pants off, so I’m only offering two classes, but they are great classes!   These classes can be paid for when you pay the remainder of your trip.  And I’m sure we’ll be using some Rusty Pickle goodies!!!
 • Non-stop cropping!  You will get 4 feet of cropping space along with a black leather-rolling chair and Tag Along drink holder/trash bag. 
• Games and Contests!  Come prepared for bingo, scrabble words and much more on Saturday night!!!!  The grand prize for Bingo is 1/2 off your next Retreat!
• Chocolate, Candy & oh did I mention Chocolate?!!  Unlimited chocolate and candy all weekend.
 
All of this can be yours for $150!  I do need a down payment of $35 now with the final payment due Sept. 1, 2009! 
 
I only have 9 spots left so don’t wait!!!!  Please feel free to pass this information along to your friends!!!
Happy Scrappy,
mandie
 

Back into the groove

Yesterday was a quiet day around the house.  Drew spent the day at the farm, Faith with her Aunt Nicole and Scott worked.  So what did I do?  Get back to my first love: preserving memories.  One is for the Daily Inspirationsteam so I can’t show it yet. But, I loove this layout. I had been looking locally for 6×12 protector sheets and was just about to break down and make my own when my wonderful Secret Sister Jenny sent me some. So, of course I had to scrap a 6×12 LO. And I looove this size. Soooooo fun! TFL!

Built Boy Tough2

Happy Scrappy,

Mandie

My friends Rock!

Was given some great scripture today and want to share it with y’all!

“But I say to you who hear, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.” Luke 6:27-28

Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions,
in distresses, for Christ’s sake.  For when I am weak, then I am strong.
2 Corinthians 12:10

 

Happy Scrappy,

Mandie