Sunday, June 22, 2008


If you have read my earlier entries about my brother then you know how proud I am of him and his many adventures. This article is about him and a fellow guide. Their unselfishness, passion and professionalism are just a few items that are talked about in this article. :) Way to go Durney!!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Backyard BBQ

Just a quick little invitation idea. My friend Denise brought me all 12 sets of the calendar $1 stamps from Michaels while she was on vacation. How sweet!! Well, the little bbq grill was just begging to be inked, so I obliged. :) The recipe card stamp inside is from Stampin' Up! and I punched a hole in the cover so the circle stamp could show thru. You could totally decorate this up even more, but if you were mass producing this is quick & easy. Just the way I like things in the summer! :)

Friday, June 13, 2008

What's been up with me??

Well, a whole bunch of stuff. :) I have been given an opportunity to do some designing and that is taking up all of my 'free' time. It is very exciting to challenge myself to try and come up with new ideas or 'remodeling' an old idea into something newer & shinier. ;) Also, they have started construction on our addition so it is loud, dirty and my scrap stuff is getting moved into any nook and cranny the 3 year old can't reach it.
Oh, and we are camping almost every weekend and have some out of state visitors staying with us. :) As soon as life calms down a touch I will be back on track regularly with more goodies. Thanks for stickin' with me and checkin' in.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

They reached the summit!!

WOOHOO!!! Another summit for Rob. Now is it back down the mountain. He says that is much easier and faster than going up. ;) I am not sure how many summits he has under his belt, but I will be asking as soon as I talk to him. :)

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

My AMAZING Brother!!!

My brother, Rob 'Durny' Durnell is one amazing man! He is a guide for Mountain Trip and helps people realize their dream of summiting North America's highest peak, Mount McKinley. It is so amazing that he does this for his summer job, right here in Alaska. Not once, but twice, maybe three times a summer if necessary. WOW!! If you would like to check out his current climb click on this link: It is always so good to hear from him and know that he and his group are doing well. We all love him and are so proud of his accomplishments. He has the best stories and we love to hear them. Check out some of these photos. They are breathtaking!