Fargo Flooding Pics 2009

These photos are NOT lakes or beaches. This is ALL farmland south of Fargo under a whole lot of flood water.


I have been forced to take a break from scrapbook blogging. I live in Fargo, ND and we are experiencing some very serious flooding. The Red River flows through Fargo and north to Canada. Normally this river is about 14′ deep. Right now Red is 40 feet deep and climbing! So if you’ve missed us on the national news, Good Morning America, the Today Show and more – just google Fargo Flooding 2009 to see the devastation.

For more flood photos be sure to visit my photo a day blog at: http://tammeybrown365.blogspot.com/

or http://cbrown47.blogspot.com/

Mt Rushmore Layout

Mt. Rushmore Layout

I just love this layout. It is a digital layout using fotofusion software. I used just the trial version and really enjoyed it. It allowed me to layer, add embellishments and even some editing of photos.

I think I’m going to start working with hybrid scrapbooking. That is where digital and paper/physical items are used.

The only reason I can’t do it now is that I don’t have a 12×12 printer. I just love being able to use a photo as the background! It allows me to personalize the layout, but also really match the content! Just click on the pics to see them as full versions

My favorite thing to do is get away with my DSLR camera! It’s so amazing and allowed me to zoom right in on these incredible animals! I loved Mt. Rushmore and Yellowstone National Park was everything I’d ever imagined it to be! We took a bus tour that included the Needles Highway and Sylvan lake. It was amazing! 

The bears’ layout is actually mostly from Bear Country, USA in South Dakota., although we did see some in Yellowstone too.

In the middle layout below, the bison and deer were actually in the Badlands (Theodore Roosevelt National Park) in North Dakota! There is a scenic drive that takes you through the Badlands where you might see deer, elk, horses, and bison! Oh yeah, and a lot of prairie dogs! 

The waterfalls of Yellowstone were breathtaking! To see the Yellowstone National Park Guide, be sure to visit https://www.nps.gov/moru/index.htm



Fargo Flooding 2009

Would you like to know what’s going on around us? Here in Fargo we deal with a lot of spring run off every year, however, we don’t usually have this much water! We did in ’97, but this isn’t as bad of weather, just as bad of water and run off. In this photo you see a backhoe building up the dike. This is a dirt mound follow a road between downtown Fargo and the quickly rising river. You can just see the river to the right of this photo. The water WILL reach up and lap at the top of this dirt wall.

Fargo Flood Cam is HERE – Now realize what you are viewing is downtown Fargo and that normally you don’t even notice the water there! It’s a tiny little river wayyyy down 30′ + lower than it is now!!

3-25-09Good Morning America (March 25, 2009) http://abcnews.go.com/GMA Go to videos and click on Fargo Flooding. Story is http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=7166172

I’ve compiled a few links for those emailing me and asking me about the situation:

Newsletter – Good idea or bad?

I’m seriously considering putting together a monthly newsletter from my blog. I would do a blog hilight, a project, showcase one of my files, have a challenge, and I’m not sure what else. What do you think? Any comments? Any readers out there? lol

Let me know

Comments are the ONLY way I know I have readers and any interest at all. Anybody out there?

Bunny Hutch

Gingerbread House, Cottage, Christmas Cottage, Candy Cabin

Many of you have seen my gingerbread house file. It is one of my favorites.

Christmas Cottage

This is a photo of the cutter file as a Gingerbread house. Thank you so much Kristal, for such a fun little bunny hutch!!!

I might just have to make a layout using your idea!!!

Bunny Hutch

Kristal (being the very creative person that she is!) didn’t just see a gingerbread house! She had some amazing ideas for this file! Visit her blog (TheScrappinGypsy at http://www.yourgypsygirl.blogspot.com/) to read them all.

Her wonderful and creative ideas made me see this file in a whole new way! I just love what she did here and how cute are those bunnies?!!
Here you see her very adorable bunny hutch using my gingerbread house cutter file! 

Free Downloads

Stickles 10% Off Coupon on Stickles and Leprechaun Bear

I LOVE Stickles! I do not like glitter glue. Glitter glue dries in clumps, it dries clear and barely even sparkles. Stickles is amazing!!! It dries all sparkly and goes on like a dream!!! I love it so much I went to ThatsScrapInc.com store owner, Sherri, and asked if I could do an exclusive promotion!

This sketch is the inspiration for next weeks Tuesday night class. That isn’t true, the Stickles inspired it! They made me think of rainbows and Spring filled days!

I am so excited to offer you an exclusive coupon for 10% off ALL of your Stickle purchases from my favorite online store!!! Now it will be easier to get each of the colors of the rainbow for next weeks class!!! I have purchased from ThatsScrapInc.com many times and been super impressed with the speedy delivery and wonderful customer service!

I will also be using the following Stickles colors:

Optional for the coins in the pot O’ gold


Use coupon code ‘Tammey’ to get this fabulous discount! Thanks ThatsScrapInc.com!!

I put in a request to Esther, from EsthersCreativeDesigns, for a Leprechaun tear bear and I will be adding that left of the pot. She is soo creative!!! (The tear bear is represented by the green guy on the right side of the sketch) Not only did she create a wonderful little guy to work with my layout, but she is offering it to all of my readers at a discount!!! Just mention the discount code of ‘Tammey’ and save 10% on the Leprechaun Tear Bear purchase!!!!! Thanks Esther!

UPDATE: I just ordered all of the colors above plus a few more using the discount code! AND Esthers Leprechaun bear is in my possession! It is even cuter in person!! LOVE it!!

Over The Rainbow Sketch (March 17th Class)

This really fun, whimsical and very colorful sketch will be the inspiration for my class next week! I did create a cutter file for the Pot O’ Gold and coins and will have it uploaded this weekend.

I put in a request to Esther, from EsthersCreativeDesigns, for a Leprechaun tear bear and I will be adding that left of the pot. She is soo creative!!! (The tear bear is represented by the green guy on the right side of the sketch)

I will also be using the following products:

Optional for the coins in the pot O’ gold


Mardi Gras Sketch

Here is the sketch for tonights class. You can use any embellie you want in place of the mask on the left page and the title on the right.

I’ve included a supply list at the bottom of the sketch.

I will be using the mask paper piecing and Mardi Gras title as shown here.Add Image


  • Two pieces YELLOW cardstock (background)
  • Four 4.25 x 6.25 photo matt
  • Two 6.25 x 4.25 (tall) photo matt
  • Two green borders 3.5 x 12″
  • Two purple borders 2 x 12″
  • One large mask paper piecing
  • One title – Mardi Gras title shown here
  • Embellishments as desired
    • Stickles
    • Glitter
    • Gems
    • Ribbon
  • Six photos (or whatever you want to use and fill in the empty spaces with journaling, memorabilia etc)