Saturday, April 26, 2008

MIni Vacation

Since I worked through March Break and am currently working many more hours than I had anticipated we are taking a mini family vacation tomorrow and Monday. We will be going to the Americana in Niagara Falls to enjoy some water fun.
I am planning to make some cards with the girls at work so will post the samples when I get back.
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Administrative Assistants' Day

As I woke up this morning I heard the radio announcer proclaiming today as Administrative Assistants' Day.

Although I am not officially in a position to have one I would like to thank Eliz for keeping me up to date with cool cards and techniques that she has for me to figure out. I do appreciate your time and all your printing too.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Too nice to be inside

It was too nice to be inside today. I have tons of housework to do but I couldn't bring myself to stay indoors. I took the car through a touchless car wash on the way home from a doctor's appointment and then spent some time getting that road salt and sand out of the inside of the car.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

It is only April isn't it?

After going to Heather's class this morning Jenna went to a friend's birthday party at Adventures on Wonderland. Arthur took Aaron to Chatham for the Scout Dragster Rally.
Aaron came in 3rd in his division and was so proud. Anyway Jenna and I had to wait for them to pick us up. We found the patio at Angelos quite a pleasant location to sip a drink, eat a nanimo bar and have a conversation while we waited.

Fashion Stamping

Jenna did Heather's Kids Class this morning. She brought a pair of jeans to stamp on and Heather gave her a shirt and washer. Jenna enjoyed the stamping but I think she was most proud of the necklace she made using rub ons. Thanks for the class and thanks for the ride Heather.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Close call

Good thing for paperwork! We had a service man here the other night looking at our furnace. He had to come back the next morning to replace a part. When he left our cat Kally was trying to come into the house. The serviceman asked if she was our cat and when we replied yes. He told us we had almost lost her the night before. He was in his truck doing some paperwork before leaving the driveway when he heard something in the back of his truck. Our curious little cat had jumped inside to investigate. Had she not made any noise he would have driven off with her. She does have a tag with her name and our phone number on it just in case.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Another sign of spring

Traditionally we think of robins, spring flowers and warmer weather as signs of spring. Last night we had someone go through our car probably looking for money, alchohol or small hand held electronics. Fortunately they were not interested in anything that was in our car. That was not the case however for some of our neighbours. The police officer I spoke with said it is a sign of the warmer weather that this kind of thing happes

Kub Kar and Scout Dragster Invitation

This past weekend the 1st Strathroy Scout hosted the Annual Sydenham Area Kub Kar and Scout Dragster Rally at the Community Center in Mt. Brydges. Aaron has never been too successful at these events so was so excited to be invited to the Invitation Rally in Chatham this weekend. I'll send the camera with Arthur as Jenna and I have things to do in London. Maybe we'll have a picture to post next week.

Jenna's skating portrait

Jenna has her final figure skating lesson of the season this evening so I thought it fitting to post this year's skating portrait. Her group skated to Singing in the Rain and Here Comes the Rain Again.

Torn Paper Animals

We did these cute torn paper animals out of thick Mulberry paper last night at Skribbles and Scraps in Sarnia. It was a fun evening and fortunately we didn't have to brave a snowstorm or thick fog in our travels this time.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

So busy!

It seems like forever since I have had time to post on my blog. Not that I've lost interest, I've just been so busy with a new job and coordinating everything else that by the time I get a chance to sit down its time to go to bed.
Today after work I am going to a tear bear class with Eliz and Lizz at the scrapbook store in Sarnia. This class is one that had to be rescheduled due to a snow storm. I think tonight we'll be ok. I'm not scheduled to work tomorrow so may have a few moments to post.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Adhesive for Vellum

Since we already have a Disney autograph album, I decided to use some extra photos and do an autograph Hound page for our bigger Disney album.
Until now, I haven't found an adhesive that does not show through vellum. Angela Appeldoorn from Creative Memories created the make and take on this page. Their frosted photo splits disappear under vellum when you rub them. I like it so much I just had to buy a package.
Thanks Angela for the album door prize. Jenna will use it for her cat album.

Night Magic

I was working on a page for the night parade in Disney when we took a break and did a make and take by Amanda Brown (Close to My Heart Consultant). When I got back to my chair I noticed it looked perfect on the page. Love it when that happens.
Thanks Amanda. It was just the right touch.

Magic Kingdom

Jenna used a die cut I cut with my Wishblade. Sorry I don't remember who created it so I can't give credit. She used gel pen and stickles to decorate it. Great job Jenna. I may just have to use your idea.
ps: love the ribbon we just had to buy.

Its a "Me" kind of day

I feel its a "Me" kind of day. I have to go to work for a little while this afternoon for a staff meeting. Since the temperatures are going to be almost summer like and work is not far from Grand Bend I'm going to the beach for lunch. Winter has dragged on long enough and I'm going to do some "Walking On Sunshine"
Can't wait. Those who know me well know that my favourite place on earth is the beach.
Over the next few days I will be posting some of the layouts that Jenna and I did at the 3rd Annual Scrapbook and Stamping Day in Arkona. We had so much fun. Thanks Lizz and Eliz for all your hard work in organizing and setting things up. The demonstrators and the store were awesome. Not many times does everyone who is there get to take home a door prize. Glad my boys were able to help you clean up. Thanks again.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Scrapbooking tomorrow

After an intensive month of job training, I am so looking forward to getting into my comfort zone and scrapbooking with friends and my daughter Jenna tomorrow. It feels like forever since I have done anything creative and it will be wonderful for my soul. I'll post some of our work on future entries. Thanks Eliz and Lizz for all your work in putting the 3rd Annual Arkona Scrapbook and Stamping Day. (this year I'm not representing a scrapbook company so I'll get to scrapbook. Can't wait!)

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Working on a card

I'm working on a card but am having difficulty getting the flowers to "grow" so will try again tomorrow.