Wednesday, September 30, 2009

World Card Making Day

I'm not working this Saturday so will be able to participate in World Card Making Day. Anyone want to join me? Just contact me and we can set something up.

Summer Sunsets

{Sorry for the quality of this photo. My camera battery is dying.}
I used an old favourite Stampin Up set. Its one of the first ones I purchased many years ago but it still has a place in my heart. The sun motif was perfect for these sunset photos.

Another layout by my friend Lizz

Did this layout with ribbon at Lizz's class. Just need to get some journalling from the graduate's mom and a few finishing touches will complete it.

Get a head start on Christmas Decorations

With this wonderful Stampin Up, Country Living Christmas class you will take home not only the stamp set and the stampin essentials, you will make a multitude of chipboard Christmas frames, ornaments and gift tags. All for $30.00
Thursday, October 15, 2009
7-10 pm.
Register now for your spot. Email me

Layout using Designer paper in the Country Living Christmas kit

After creating a class using the Stampin Up Country Living Christmas kit, I still had 4 sheets of designer paper left over. I only used 2 for this layout and added a couple of sheets of real red textured cardstock and am happy with the results.

Stampin Up huge clearance sale

Stampin up now has a clearance rack. Items will change while quanties last. Check it out by clickin on the image. You will be directed to my online store.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Another layout

I had a few extra minutes yesterday before I had to pick the kids up from school so I got out the paper I purchased before the zoo trip and the photos I took. Following a double page layout sketch it was simple to put it together very quickly.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Hallowe'en at Shelter Valley

One more layout finished with this summer's pictures. Thanks Lizz for the layout. Labour day weekend my children were at their Aunt's trailer park and celebrated Hallowe'en early. They had so juch fun and the weather was warmer than we usually get in October.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Working on no sleep

a layout by my friend Lizz
using now retired papers and in colours (They were not retired when we did the layout.
I used it to document our annual trip to a scrapbook convention)
a page kit I purchased a long time ago
5 rules for living- When things become crazy they are a good place to start to get things under control.
a scraplift of something I liked
The rub on reads Beautiful, God must be a painter. Why else would there be so many colours
Both of these photos show streaming sunlight behind my subjects
a page I started but didn't have the right photos for. I delight in flowers, especially those first signs of spring peeking through the snow. Jenna delights in cuddling with our cat Kally.

Maybe I should work on no sleep more often. I'm coming off 2 overnight shifts, have 2 days off and then have 2 12 hour overnight shifts on the weekend. I know my schedule will be so mixed up but I didn't want to sleep the day away and then not be able to sleep tonight. I decided to try to stay awake for a while this morning, sleep this afternoon and be up with my family for dinner and the evening. In order to stay awake I finished off some layouts I had started and just needed to add photos, title and an embellishment or 2.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Where did the summer go?

A couple of layouts my friend Lizz created. Just fit the pictures perfectly

Friday, September 18, 2009

Happy Birthday to you!

Just wanted to wish my husband Arthur, a very happy birthday!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Finishing touches

I've been adding finishing touches to these layouts I started some time ago. They are either kits, a class from Novi or a scraplift. It feels good though to have them done. I have a couple more but will save them for another day.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Our Build a Bear Tea Party

Our Build A Bear Tea Party was so much fun. We coloured the stamps with markers and stamped.

We stamped the images and then coloured with markers. The Sweet Treat Cups were still filled when they went home!
We stamped and water coloured with brushes and the ink pads.

And then we made a z fold card with paper pieced bears.
Anyone want to join us for the next one?

Friday, September 11, 2009

Just Beclause

I had lots of time to be creative yesterday. First

a scrapbook layout class at Lizz's and last night I created 17 swap cards for the Simply Stars swap on Saturday. I enjoyed playing with the new Just Beclause set and the wheel from Stampin Up's Holiday Mini. You can't see it very well but I used glitter on the white parts of Santa so my husband told me I had a sparkling personality.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Counter hit 066666 today!

Holly from Mt. Brydges left a comment when my counter hit 066666. Congratulations. I'll get your prize to you in the next few days.

Fresh start

I'm sending all three back to school. Ahhhhh the house is
quiet. Now What?

Monday, September 7, 2009

Gorgeous weekend in Goderich

I was working overnights so Arthur and the kids spend a wonderful weekend at Karen and Carol's trailer at Shelter Valley Campground in Goderich. When I dropped them off we got to enjoy the sunset. By the time I picked them up yesterday, Aaron had made a special friend. I'm sure he'd love to take Belle home but he'll have to settle for visiting her at Aunt Karens. The children enjoyed the finale which was trick or treating with their cousins and the other kids at the campground

Friday, September 4, 2009

Thanks for all the well wishes

We got word this morning Arthur got his funding to go back to school. Just have to sign the contract at 1 pm. Thanks to all of you who were sending good vibes our way.
I have 3 going off to school on Tuesday. What a great opportunity to focus on what I need to do.
Have a great Labour Day weekend!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Haven't had much time to be creative lately

I haven't had much time to be creative lately. Other things just keep getting in the way. Anyway, when everyone goes back to school on Tuesday, including hubby (provided we can get government to work efficiently) I will have some time to breathe and possible create. In the meantime I have been finishing up some layouts I started earlier and will post them as they are completed.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Are you watching my counter?

I posted last week there would be a prize for the first person to comment when my counter gets to 066666. Its almost there. Check back often to see it get to the goal.

Some Beach

We were able to go to one of my favourite places last night to spend a little time away from hustle and bustle. I slept better last night than I have in weeks.

Kid's love their new coffee table

Uncle Murray gave Aaron and Jenna a coffee table that was too big for his new house. They are quite happy with it. I gave them some wicker baskets so they can keep the top of the table cleared off so I am a happy camper too.

Couch (only used by a little old lady after church on Sundays

We were given a sofa today to replace our thread bare one. The print is a little lighter than this one with gray and pink in it. I chuckled when the following thought came to mind. The used car salesman who tells you its been driven by a little old lady to church on Sunday.
My gold accent cushions just won't work any longer! Gives me an excuse to redecorate the living room. Fabricland here I come!

Stampin Up Holiday Mini Available Now

Stamping Up's Holiday Mini Catalogue goes live today. Click the photo to see all of the wonderful holiday products. I have lots of copies on hand so contact me if you want yours.

Wish us Luck!

Running around with high school transcripts today.With any luck I will have 3 going off to school next Tuesday. Jenna in grade 6, Aaron in grade 8 and Arthur in college for re-training. Nothing like leaving things to the last minute. Keep your fingers crossed we can make this happen.