Saturday, May 31, 2008


I was driving home last night from work through a torrential thunderstorm. It was so bad at time we couldn't see the road. At other times the lighting came in steady bolts of light. I was thinking it was odd that there were no power outages. Then suddenly a bolt of lightning, green fireworks and darkness.

It was uncanny. I sure was glad to get home to see we still had power.

Friday, May 30, 2008

EK Success Nesting Scallop punches

While Carolyn and I were spending some time together yesterday we of course had to check out another scrapbook store. This time our travels took us to the Memory Mill in Dorchester and found nesting scallop punches that match Stampin Up's scallop punch. Of course they are all made by EK Success. It looks like Stampin Up's is a 1 3/4" scallop. I bought the 2 " one but have not had time to play with it. I went on the EK Success web site and they had this card as one of the projects. They sell 1 1/4", 1 1/2", and 2" punches. There are also a couple of nesting ovals and nesting square punches as well.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

2nd time around

I kept my Amaryllis bulb that I received at Christmas time and its flowering for the 2nd time. I just cut it off and left it dry for a while and then voila.
Here is a link with more information

Still working on it.

My new china cabinet is set up but I still have the rest of the room to put back together. Just wish I could find another spot for my hubby's telescope but we have to put it somewhere where it is easily accessible but not going to be bumped. Oh well it will have to stay there for now.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Its like Christmas here today

It's like Christmas today. I have been ordering Cuttlebug embossing folders and cardstock packs from Scrapping with Sheila on Wednesdays when she has her 24 hour sale, but hadn't picked up my orders I guess since October. I had paid for them but just didn't get a chance to stop by so Eliz and I went over today. Wow now I can't wait to play. I have many new folders including the script and numbers.

My china will have a home

I'm so excited. Arthur's aunt has been giving us her Memory Lane china because she doesn't entertain. I have been looking forever for a china cabinet to display it in and have finally found one right here in Strathroy that didn't cost an arm and a leg. It will be delivered at 4 pm Tuesday so you know what I'll be doing on Tuesday evening.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Got Sketch 101 Class

I joined the Got Sketch 101 online scrapbook class starting June 9. Got Sketch 101 is a three-week online class designed and taught by Valerie Salmon and Janna Wilson. The class kicks off June 9th and will feature the most creative sketches yet: TEN exclusive, never-before-seen sketches for 12x12 one-page layouts, 12x12 two-page layouts, cards and altered items! As an added bonus, they are also providing the layout sketches in 8 1/2 x 11 format. Sketches & projects will be added 2-3 times weekly during the three-week workshop. With the introduction of each new sketch, examples of actual projects will be shown alongside it to give you ideas on their interpretations. Although you can use the supplies you already have on hand, they are using Stampin Up products and have both a Preferred US (Dawn Rapsas) and a Preferred Canadian (Heather Summers) representatives if you would like to order the supplies in the samples. There is also a message board set up for class participants.
It sounds like a lot of fun and I am looking forward to stepping up my pages a notch. I've been checking out both ladies' blogs and just love the close up photos of the details on their pages. Why not join me and the others in this class?

A couple more layouts

We did these layouts at Lizz's May scrapbook class. I just picked up some photos and they happened to be perfect for the Furry Friend and the
Mother's Day page which I quoted my son for the title.

I have been fortunate enough to have been able to squeeze a couple of daytime scrapbook classes into my hectic schedule these days. The layouts are from Lizz's April class that I was able to use photos from our recent trip to Niagara Falls on.

Who are these children

This photo was on my camera after Arthur took the kids to his sister's trailer in Goderich. I recognize my nephew Colin on the far right but who are the other 2?

Ahhh! The one in the middle is Jenna wrapped up in her brother's school sweatshirt and I seem to recognize the STATE PARK 82 hoodie as one that belongs to Aaron. Could this really be him? All kidding aside, although it was cool they had a wonderful day.

Another Dollarama find.

I found these magnetic metal tins with clear tops at my favourite Dollarama. Not sure what I'm going to put in them yet but I had to have them.
{Notice how shiny my kitchen table looks. It was worth the wait while my hubby refinished it)

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Father and Son

Scouting has been keep the boys pretty busy this year with Aaron in Scouts and helping his dad and the other leaders with the Cubs.
Group committee decided it would be nice to have and sponsored professional photos of the individuals, groups and father/son duos. I really like this of my guys

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Happy Victoria Day

I only have 1 more overnight shift to go. This one is only an 8 hour one so maybe I'll be able to sleep a few hours when I get home and be able to spend some time with my family this holiday weekend.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Trying to get some sleep

I'm still trying to get used to this working overnights thing and its only day one of a 4 night stretch.
Every time I fall asleep the phone rings. I can be home for days and the phone doesn't ring. Now I turned the phone ringers off and turned the answering machine tape over to make sure there is lots of room for messages.
Oh well, its back to bed to try round 4. Wish me luck! Good night!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

You can never have too much glitter

As a young friend of mine maintains "You can never have too much glitter". This At the Beach page includes a glittered monogram, sandpail and a build a brad embellishment. It was a make and take for a nominal fee at the Great Lakes Mega Meet.

Anyone know what this plant is?

We bought this plant for my mom for Mother's day and can't find anything about it on the internet. The sales clerk told us it was a member of the Morning Glory family and is a vigourous climber.

Favourite new product from Novi

My favourite new product is the slider windows by Piggy Tales.

We did this My Firsts board book and I picked up a sliding door kits.
I also liked the barn doors. They have lots of different barn door covers.

Favourite class in Novi.

Our favourite class was the SEI Paper in Motion. The paper was just gorgeous and cool techniques.

{the image is one provided by SEI)

Back from the Scrapbook Convention in Novi

We returned with lots of goodies from Novi. Good thing we received a large totebag to put it all in. I already had the bag we got last year filled with the tools we needed.
3 classes, a few free make and takes and a couple of ones we had to pay nominal fees for and lots of shopping.
We also checked out some local scrapbook stores and found lots of goodies. I'll show some in subsequent posts.

Mother's Day photos

My children treated me to breakfast in bed for Mother's day and were so excited about it. What a nice way to start off the day.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Just a few more Niagara Falls Photos

Just a few more Niagara Falls Photos

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day

We're daughters and mothers
Not so long ago.
We give and take
And take and give
Along time's endless row.
Love is passed
And love received
To be passed on again:
A precious heirloom
Twice, twice blessed,
A spiritual cardigan.

I'll put it on
And treasure it,

The me I have received,
And when the roles Reverse again,
I'll have what I most need.
So may our love
Go on and on,
A hundred thousand years;
Mothers and daughters,
Daughters and mothers,
Through joys and other tears.
author unknown

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Hi from the Great Lakes Mega Meet

Eliz and I want to say hi from Novi. Sorry Lizz couldn't join us but she did win a door prize.
Off to check out Archivers, Michaels, and Joanes after dinner.
Good shopping at the show and excellent first class. Will update tomorrow.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Nothing says spring like the flowers

While in Niagara Falls a couple of weeks ago we stopped at the Niagara Parks Greenhouses for a refreshing dose of spring. What a gorgeous time of year it is!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Great Lakes Mega Meet

Only a few more sleeps and Eliz, Lizz and I will be off to our scrapbook convention at the Great Lakes Mega Meet in Novi.

Can 't wait to see all the new stuff and do some classes.

Lizz doesn't quite know what we have gotten her in to but I'm sure she'll love it just as much as we did last year.

NIght Shift

It seems like forever since I have been able to post. I have just completed my first ever experience with night shift. I did 2- 12 hour and then an 8 hour night shifts on the weekend and have been able to do nothing else. The nights went faster than I thought they would but so did the days when I was in bed. Thanks to my family for being so quiet that I was able to sleep the days away.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

A Normal Evening

I just finished working two long 12 hour afternoon shifts and am so looking forward to a normal evening. Jenna and I are going to see the school's production of Bugsy Malone while the boys go to Scouts to have group photos done.

After that we will all have bedtime snack and I can tuck my own kids into bed tonight.