Monday, November 30, 2009

Paper Art by Shelly: Reminisce Design Team Submissions 2009

Paper Art by Shelly: Reminisce Design Team Submissions 2009

Reminisce Design Team Submissions 2009

So Exciting: I've been waiting for the Design Team call from Reminisce for quite a while...I have a few projects to submit, a few cards, and a few layouts.

Barnyard Buddies just needed to have a mini-album made out of it for my niece who's about to turn 3! These adorable farmyard friends are fun and inspiring to work with which is why I loved making this chipboard flip album filled with all the usual farm animals: chicks, piglets, cows, sheep, and horses perfect for little hands to hold. I think Sarah is going to love it:

This is a project using small candy jars and the Christmas Time papers released in 2009. Also, some of the Reminisce glitter alpha stickers. I love how shiny they are. I "Believe" I'll have some more candy...

Julianne loves her dog LB about as much as any young girl could! For this layout I used the Signature series dog papers and some of the Valentine line "Be Mine" die cut glitter paper.

The Vacation papers and stickers from the Signature Series was the perfect match for our mini-golf vacation pics!

The Monster line from Reminisce is beyond fun! My kids both "oooed" over it when I showed it to them. I love the huge variety of stickers, and sayings, and the fact that the papers are double sided made it so easy to work with (and economical too!)

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Fall Crop Retreat with Sweet Tooth Scapbooking

Mark your calendars for November 13 & 14, 2009!

You are not going to want to miss out on this big event!! We've already pre-registered several guests for this Fall Retreat at previous Sweet Tooth Crops and now it's YOUR turn to get in on all the action!!

Isn't it time for you to relax with your friends? If your house is like mine you've been busy running kids around to their events, helping with family gatherings, and planning vacation-NOW IT IS YOUR TURN. Come and relax in the comfort of friends in a gorgeous surrounding at the South Slope Community Room in North Liberty, IA.This is our Biggest and Best scrapbooking event to date! Save the date to pack up your bags and set off to the best scrapbooking weekend of the year!

What's Included:
  • Sweet Tooth Exclusive Crop layout & card kits and a sampling of Reminisce's newest product lines valued at over $50.00
  • Friday night dinner from Olive Garden. Lunch on Saturday from the famous Hamburg Inn #2, and pizza on Saturday night. Beverages and Candy provided throughout the weekend. (Vegetarian choices too).
  • Make-n-Takes from some of the leading scrapbooking companies
    a chance to SHOP all weekend long from a variety of vendors like Scrapin' Rebels, Creative Memories, Tastefully Simple, Mary Kay Cosmetics, plus others and of course we'll be there with TONS of new kits too!!
  • Lots of door prizes
  • Saturday morning shop the shelves at our EXCLUSIVE Reminisce Warehouse Discount Sale. (We're bringing the warehouse to you-so no time lost driving to the warehouse!)
  • Stock up on the newest releases, and the hottest Reminisce products at fantastic prices.
  • Plus, adorable t-shirts commemorating this fun event (Gilden 50/50 in sizes that fit S-3X)

Registration Begins on Sept. 1, 2009 at $99.00
Friday, November 13, 2009 4pm-12 midnight
Saturday, November 14, 2009 10 am-6pm

Need a hotel? Holiday Inn Express is extending a special rate of $99.90 to our croppers the weekend (regular rates begin at $139.90 a 30% savings). Each room has a mini fridge and microwave and hot breakfast is also included. To receive this rate, call the Holiday Inn Express at 319-625-5000 and ask for the Sweet Tooth Rate. During your stay you may enjoy their indoor pool, whirlpool, 24 hour fitness center, high speed wireless Internet access, and Express Start breakfast which features hot items such as biscuits and gravy, cheddar cheese omelets, sausage patties, and our signature cinnamon rolls. Guests also appreciate additional perks including free passes to local health clubs and discounts at area restaurants.

Sunday, August 2, 2009


Wow! The summer is flying by...I haven't posted on the blog for quite some time so here is a quick run down on our activities since June 1. Our family has been all over the mid-west this summer to visit relatives in Indiana (Congrats on your graduation Liz! My finger is almost better almost), family in Wisconsin for July 4th, visited almost every place Laura Ingalls Wilder lived in the Midwest (WI, MN, IA, and SD), and of course our annual trip to visit friends in WI for the "Pool Party". It has been a fun ride!

Mark and I have been on a "get rid of the clutter" rampage this weekend. We've thrown out, reorganized, and cleaned places that haven't seen daylight since we moved into our home in Sept. 2000. Yikes! I think I could have actually measured some of the dust with a yard stick.

Monday, June 1, 2009

July Scrapbooking Crop in Iowa City/Coralville Area

and Reminisce present
The Ultimate Summer Scrapbooking Retreat

July 17-18, 2009at the Coral Ridge Mall
You wanted it you got it, another fantastic scrapbooking retreat weekend ! The Ultimate Summer Scrapbooking Retreat

Friday, July 17th, 4pm - Midnight,
Saturday, July 18th 9am - 7pmCoral Ridge Community Room
Register today at

Only $49.99, crop includes:
Reminisce "Latest and Greatest" Goodie Bag
Sweet Tooth Special Edition Kit-Includes a two-page layout and three cards
Under the Sea Layout and Card Contest-Bring your beach or summer fun photos and we will provide the products-Prizes will be awarded including a Grand Prize package valued over $50
Coral Ridge Mall Discount Book
Beverages and snacks
Grand Prize Drawing (over $100 value)
Lots and lots of door prizes
Plus a few surprises....
Reminisce will have a limited number of scrapbook kits available for purchase from our newest collections. Crop participants may also email Andria a list of individual Reminisce products for purchase before July 10, and she will bring your items to the crop. To view items available please visit
Sweet Tooth Scrapbooking will also have a limited number of scrapbook layout, project, and card kits available for purchase. As well as a limited amount of cardstock and adhesive.
If you have any questions please feel free to email any of us. Shelly Maxwell or Cindy Noesen.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

We visited our friends the Lincoln's in Springfield last weekend.

We had a great time learning the history of our country's 16th president. The Lincoln Presidential Museum downtown Springfield, IL was well worth our time. As you can see our kids fit right in with the Lincoln's family! I would recommend this trip to anyone with school age children. Some highlights included seeing one of Lincoln's stovetop hats, articles of his clothing, theatrical performances and other interesting facts about Abe Lincoln's life and the time period in which he lived. We also stopped at Lincoln's home in downtown Springfield, the Monument where most of the Lincoln family is buried, and Lincoln's New Salem.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Spring Fever Crop with Sweet Tooth Scrapbooking and Reminisce

Reminisce and Sweet Tooth
Invite you to attend our
Spring Fever Scrapbooking Retreat Weekend
April 3-4, 2009
At the Coral Ridge Mall

Mark your calendars, and start getting your pictures ready, Reminisce and Sweet Tooth are hosting another fantastic scrapbook retreat weekend April 3-4, 2009 at the Coral Ridge Mall. This is your chance for a perfect weekend, no cooking, no cleaning; you can work on your albums, catch up with friends, maybe even do some shopping or catch a movie! Whether you have been creating memory albums and cards for years, or procrastinating digging into to that first or second album, this will be a fun-filled weekend that is sure to get those creative juices flowing!

Spring Fever Retreat Coral Ridge Mall
Community Room (located behind the Food Court)
Friday, April 3 4pm-Midnight
Saturday, April 4 9am – 7pm

Register at beginning Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009.

The cost for the crop is $49.99 and includes:
-Reminisce goodie bag including some of our newest products ($15+)
-Sweet Tooth Special Edition Kit includes products to create a layout and a card ($10+)
-Coral Ridge Mall Discount Book (full of coupons and discounts for a variety of restaurants and stores located in the mall)
- Snacks, soda and water throughout the crop
-Over $100 of Reminisce Door Prizes
-Grand Prize Drawing for a Making Memory Slice

Reminisce will have a limited number of scrapbook kits of our newest products available for purchase at the mall. Crop participants may also email Andria Gibson ( a list of individual Reminisce products you like to purchase no later than March 25, 2009 and she will bring your items to the crop. To view items please visit You may also place orders for products on our website and those items will be shipped directly to you from our distribution center.

Sweet Tooth Scrapbooking will also have a limited number of scrapbook layout, project, and card-making kits available for purchase. They will also have a limited amount of basic cardstock and adhesive available for purchase.

All purchases made at the crop must be paid by cash or check.

Need a hotel? Holiday Inn Express is extending a special rate of $99.90 to our croppers for the weekend. Each room has a mini refrigerator, and microwave, and hot breakfast is also included in the price of each night’s stay. To receive this rate, call the Holiday Inn Express 319-625-5000, and ask for the Reminisce rate. (The hotel is located near the Mall Entrance in front of Dillard’s).

If you have any questions please feel free to email any of us. Andria Gibson (, Cindy Noesen ( or Shelly Maxwell at (

Space is extremely limited so register earlier to guarantee your space! We look forward to seeing everyone there! (Please note your registration is not guaranteed until payment is received. Personal checks must be received within 5 days of registration or your registration will be cancelled.)

Monday, February 2, 2009

10th Annual Soup Nazi Party

Mark and I hosted the 10th Annual Soup Nazi party at our house last weekend. It was also Charlie's 8th birthday! We had a lot to celebrate: our friend Andy Okapal turned 50 on Jan. 12, 2009, so we sang the birthday song several times. Terry B. made a wonderful batch of homemade bread as a tribute to his wife, Patti, who passed away on Dec. 21, 2008 after a three year battle with brain cancer. Patti always made wonderful bread 1/2 wheat 1/2 white with real Wisconsin butter! This was our first "Soup Nazi" without Patti. Her wonderful laugh and sense of humor were missed. We all tried to hold back the tears and remember the fun times with Patti. I loved getting a group photo of with Patti in it from Kelly showing our last shopping trip together in Door County, WI in Sept. 08.

There was a variety of soups this year: cream of mushroom, vegetable beef, tortilla, seafood bisque, and a seafood trio with a tomato base and Terry's homemade bread. German Chocolate Cake and smiley face cookies were served for dessert and then we all dropped into a food coma.

We enjoyed lots of laughs before dinner while we played "Andy Trivia". Gifts were awarded! Dr. Baxter was the big winner-knowing the most facts about Andy's 50 years.

We capped off the evening by watching one of the seventh season episodes of Seinfeld: Soup Nazi.

It was great to have everyone visit-thanks for making the trip to Iowa.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Puppy Cupcakes!

Julianne found the idea for these cupcakes in an American Girl book. We were on a quest to find all of the parts to make them. The puppy tongues are sticks of gum cut to the shape needed, smarties and jellybeans for the eyes, pretzel ears, and a jelly bean nose. Julianne had a blast making them.