Wednesday, November 25, 2009


I'm so thrilled! Last night when I got home from work this was waiting for me in my mailbox!

I should explain though that this is the first time I have ever had in mailed to me and the reason for that is because I was published for the FIRST TIME in it! So this is my complimentary copy. ;) This is what I had published. (mines on the bottom of the page)I little closer up! See my name! :)
What a rush! Very cool indead to see my hubby and boys in a magazine! The other cool thing is they did include the mention of my dad because he made the wood plaque, so my dad gets published too! heehee! Anywho, I just might have to try my hand at a submission to two again, because the excitement of seeing my name in print is the coolest thing evah! Thanks for putting up with me today! :)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Lastest Project

Happy Friday all! I seems like I don't post scrappy stuff as much as I'd like. Perhaps that is because I seem to have so little time to create stuff to post! Okay enough boo whooing from me, I have had a little time and this is what I have been working on. I've been doing more mini albums lately then anything and when I'm on a project like this I don't work on any single page layouts, not sure why, just me I guess. Anyways, anyone who knows me also knows that my mini albums are far from mini. This one isn't too bad though! It was a day trip we took to Greenfield Village in Dearborn Michigan. First time really working with Graphic 45 stuff, it was perfect for the theme. Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, November 6, 2009

November Kit Studio Calico

So in just 2 weeks I should have this at my front door.

I love the trees, the pear paper and the little Maya Road houses! Oh how I love to get scrappy mail!

So what are your plans this weekend? I went from having a pretty open schedule to one that is jammed packed! How did that happen you ask? Well I just don't know I must have said I was free this weekend out loud or something! LOL So tonight I go to families house to celebrate 2 of my nieces college graduation. Tomorrow that kids have their activities during the day which will keep me hopping since Ken is working overtime. Then Elliott will be going to a sleepover and I will be going out with a friend to see a locate musical. Sunday I'll be going to the Paper Pickle to their Christmas Open house, and then to our old neighbours house (they just moved away 2 weeks ago) for a visit and to pick up Elliott from the sleepover. Phew! see what I mean? And I when easy on the details.

I hope to find a little scrappy time, but we'll see. Happy weekend all!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Look What He Finally Lost, Just in Time For Christmas!

I've been meaning to post this adorable photo of Elliott. He is so proud! Finally after many (if not all his friends) he has lost his 2 front teeth. Funny thing was, he lost one on Monday and the second one the next day at school, I didn't even get the chance to take a photos of just the one tooth missing! And to top it all off the next day was picture day at school. Now is that perfect timing or what!

Halloween Photos

So for Halloween this year Braydn debated as to whether or not he was going to go out trick or treating. These are sad days for momma, as even though I'm not a huge fan of Halloween, I am sadden that my oldest is growing up! In the end I don't think he could resist the idea of not getting any candy, so he resourcefully came up with a costume from things we had around the house. He became...Mr. Bedhead. I think he did a pretty good job of it too. Must be those acting classes! He used my robe, dad's sleep mask (for those awful midnight shifts and needing to sleep during the daytime) put bags under his eyes and did a real number on his hair. Grabed his favourite pj's and pillow and voila! Big yawn, Mr. Bedhead :)
And of course Bumble Bee! Cutest little Bumble Bee I've ever seen! :)
Hope you all had a great Halloween.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Medival Times on Thanksgiving

Just wanted to post some fun photos of our little surprise to the boys on Thanksgiving weekend. We waited for a year for the right price on tickets, because they aren't cheap! It was a fun experience but one of those things for us that is a one time deal. Can't see going again, but it was definitely worth doing once! My photos are all messed up and out of order so bare with me!
These first few are taken at the park across the street from Medival Times and are taken after the show. This tree had been creatively decorated with little people and such it was cute!

This one taken outside the building. And as you can see from some of the photos above out crowns that we were cheering on the blue knight! He was a great knight, but in the end was beaten out be the red knight. Good times!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Lost But Now I'm found

So some sad news came back in August that my favourite monthly kit club was closing its doors. I was coming up to being a member for 2 years. I was a fairly committed forum chatter and checked in almost daily. It was the first place I would say that I really became attached and felt like home. The talent there was urber and so inspiring! So needless to say I was very sad to hear that it would be no more. Of course there were several ladies there, that I got to know and thanks to blogging I have been able to sneak a peak into their lives still even though it isn't through a forum. I have also followed some of them around to places where they design and tried to find a new home. As you know there are so many amazing monthly kit clubs out there, but for me there are a few things to consider. One being, if I chose one in the US then shipping is always a concern. Of course cost. One of the things I like about kit clubs in the fact that they challenge me to think outside the box and give me a sampling of product lines and items that I would not otherwise purchase. I also struggle with combining multiple companies together. A kit club does all that for me! :) And the last thing I consider is the product. Of course right? But what I mean by that is, I'm afraid I'm guilty of not only purchasing a monthly kit and I often have too much overlap in what I purchase verse what is coming in these kits, you know what I mean? Well this is the other thing that totally sold me about these kits. They also manufacture their own paper and stamps! So their kits of course feature their papers, which as far as I know I can't buy anywhere around here! I have been eyeing this particular company for quite sometime, but never looked into the costs of shipping well for one because I was already getting a kit from somewhere else right? Not that a girl can have too many kits, but I'm pretty sure hubby wouldn't feel that way! So to my delight I contacted the owner of STUDIO CALICO and was pleasantly surprised that shipping was only $1 more then shipping within the US. This is rare! To top it off once becoming a member, I can add anything to my order from their store without increasing my shipping costs! I MEAN IS THAT FABULOUS OR WHAT????? So I took full advantage of that...actually too much advantage and ordered several additional items! This is what I'm waiting for.

I am so stoked! Although, waiting is the difficult part. Shipping always takes so long to get here. I mean ladies in the US can practically have all their supplies used up and I won't even have mine yet! Oh well, that is the price you pay I guess if you shop over the border.

Some friends and I will be getting together in a few weeks to crop together so I'm really hoping to dive into my new stuff then. Cross my fingers it gets here in time!

I also wanted to share that my scrappy room just got a small facelift! We moved everything out of the room! (I mean everything, oh what a job!) and laid laminate flooring down, yes we removed the carpet! :) No craft room should be carpeted, in my opinion! :) SO I'm happy to announce that everything has been put back together and ready for it to be messed up again (giggle) :-) Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! Thanks for stopping by!

Class Details - Pink Paislee Amber Road YUMMY!

Have I mentioned before how much I LOVE Pink Paislee? Well their new fall collection is no exception. I knew I had to do something special with it so I decided to make this mini album of the photos we had taken last year. I'm very pleased with how it turned out and will be offering it as a class at Crop Til You Drop in Wallaceburg. Take a look, class details below.

What do you think?

COST $35.00 ~ CLASS TIME 7:00PM


Fall Mini Album (11 ½ x 5 ¾)
Featuring Pink Paislee’s NEW Amber Road Collection
(9 pages front and back for 18 pages total)
You will receive the complete paper collection
(5 double sided papers and 1 single sided decorative paper)
2 Decorative border stickers
1 Canvas
1 sheet of 9 diecuts shapes
1 complete sheet of alpha stickers for you to personalize your album
Front and back chipboard cover and binder rings
(you will have use of the matching stamp set)

Recommended number of photos is approximately 20-4x6

If you are interested at all don't delay sign up right away there are only a few spots left!

Thanks for looking, I'd appreciate any comments! Happy Wednesday!