Tuesday, March 31, 2009

I Simply Cannot WAIT!

So what has everyone been up too? Me? I whole host of things of course. First off I have made a new addition to the scrappy room. What do you think? I got the idea from the CMK forum and simply fell in love with this photo. Rebecca is the owner of Pink Paislee, did you notice all those Pink Paislee alpha goodies on her wall? To die for! I have a thing for alpha stickers too. But since I am becoming so limited on space I have several stickers on each ring. I kinda sorted them by colour, company and size.
As for my "simply cannot wait" comment I will be going away to my first ever scrapbooking retreat this weekend with 7 other ladies 4 whom are good friends the others I don't know. I have been to one overnight crop before at The Great Lakes Mega Meet in Novi, Michigan a few years ago which of course was fabulous, but that included the classes and the shopping through the day with only scrapbooking at night and of course you couldn't crop til the wee hours of the morning if you were on a roll! You know what I'm talkin' about?! :) So I have been trying to be as organized as I can while packing my treasures and trying to not bring it all! NOT AN EASY TASK I SAY! LOL I really want this time to be productive though so sometimes less is more right? Okay who am I kidding? I need...sorry want it all! :)

While I was packing I was inspired to do this layout.

I'm ready to pump out the layouts this weekend! :) We will also making a quick stop at a few scrappy stores on the way there and back so needless to say I'm very pumped about this trip. If you are looking for a great weekend retreat I highly recommend this place the price is perfect and the food I understand is fab and the service and little details are impecable! Check it out here.

Oh I almost forgot! One other small addition to this post. The Paper Passion has launched their forum! Very cool! I can tell you it is already shaping up into a great little community and is a great place to hang your hat!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Happy Spring and Happy Birthday to me!

Quick post here today as I have so many plans today. The most exciting is I'm going away for the weekend with my girlfriends. I'm going to be off for a massage in a couple of minutes so I just wanted to share with you what I have been up to for the last couple of months. You can check it out here.

There is a RAK involved to so please check it out. Happy Spring everyone I'm off to finish packing!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

So did you remember to wear your green today? I did, at least the little green I have! Which is funny because green is my second favourite colour after brown. I just don't seem to have much of it in the way of clothes. Now if you were to see me at a crop you would see just how much I do like green. These are my scrappy totes.
And when I got my Miche purse last weekend I couldn't resist this one:
I don't really even have anything to match with it, except my scrappy totes and I didn't even think about them matching when I bought it! LOL But I did want something that was springy feeling and this colour fit the bill!

I wanted to share the layout I did last weekend with my new Pink Paislee goodies. This is Fetching from the Winsome Collection. I also added some chipboard diecut goodies from Fancy Pants The Daily Grind Line. It went so well together. Isn't that fish the cutest!?!? I just realized that I didn't date it! That is what I was going to do on the sticker that says "note".

Since it is the kids March Break, I will be working half days for tomorrow and Thursday and taking Friday off for my birthday! (Ken has not been working Mondays and Fridays and doesn't start work until Tuesday night at 11:00PM) so he has been off with them yesterday and today. Braydn is old enough to babysit now, and has successfully completed the baby sitting course but we are only just adjusting to this change in babysteps. Besides I don't think it is fair that he need to be responsible for his little brother for a whole day, (and it gives me the opportunity for some time off) ;) But since Ken is only working part time, we can't afford for me to take the full 2 days off. So wish me luck that the kids survive tomorrow and Thursday...on the bright side they aren't completely alone, as Ken will be sleeping but I hope they don't keep him up either! He will definitely need his ear plugs! LOL

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Fun with Photos

Good morning! Hope everyone had a great weekend. Mine was so busy! Friday night I got my Miche purse at Costco in London. Then on Saturday I had to work at the LSS. Sunday I went scrappin' in the afternoon with some friends. I got one layout done. I haven't had a chance to take a photo of it yet, hopefully in the next day or two. We also moved the clocks an hour ahead and I'm still trying to adjusting from that. Just wanted to share some fun photos that I was playing with over at Photofunia, what a hoot! These are what I ended up with.

There is a problem with this one though. Do you see it? Yes the artist is sketching Elliott and the person in the background is obviously a girl, looks like a skirt to me! LOL

This is our doggie, Hunter.

This is my favourite one. That photo is actually an enlarged framed print in my house. So it is a picture of a picture. It is an amazing photo. Even though it is washed out here (because of the program) you can see the absolutely endearing look on my boys faces. This is one of those once in a lifetime moments that was captured on film. It was taken about 5 1/2 years ago when the boys were 6 and 2. My youngest is looking up at his big brother with absolute wonderment and my oldest is looking down at him like I'll show you the world. It is just priceless. I don't know if you can see all that, because this photo doesn't do the original much justice but you can take my word for it, it is one in a million. Happy Tuesday.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Mini Album Class

Good Morning and Happy Friday!

First I want to share this with you....look what I'm getting.....
I can hardly believe it! I've heard rumors that these are already backordered everywhere! I was reading it over on the Everything Circut blog. Let me tell you I am so impressed to get my hands on these little baby's! What is even more surprising is I scooped them up right here in Canada! WOO HOO! Now when does that ever happen! You know what I'm talking about! But thanks to my great friend Rosa at The Paper Passion she has done it again! I told you I love that place!

You might recognize this mini album. I posted 3 of them around Christmas time that I made as gifts. I also mentioned that I would be teaching it as a class. I wanted to offer it as a Mother's Day gift idea. Can you believe how prepared I am? This time I used the new My Minds Eye Bella Bella Bellezo Collection. It is so pretty! Browns and pinks. The best thing about this class is the extras! Everyone will get half of the whole collection and you will only use a fraction of the materials in the project. So you will go home with a bunch more product to play with! (So you don't have to give all to your mom :) ) LOL The collection include 9 coordinating papers and 1 12x12 sheet of diecuts. Now unfortunately not everyone will get exactly the same pieces, but I'm confident that you will love no matter what half you get. There will only be room for 9 people in this class due to limited supplies.

Notice the tabs? Forever?

and Always?

They pull out to more hidden photos!

Even though you can't see it there is sparkle on the flowers and the butterfly!

Well I hope everyone has a wondeful weekend. It is going to fly by for me! Lots to do. Cheers!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Yes it is March!

So what's new? I definitely have spring fever! Can't wait for it! I've been still very busy lately and March is going to be no exception. It will be even busier! I have alot to look forward to in March. Firstly, my birthday comes in March, I was born on the first day of spring/last day of winter. I like to think of it as the first day of spring though ;)

On Monday, Elliott and I went to London for the day for allergy testing. As we expected he is allergic to cats and very allergic to dust mites! (those things really gross me out and I hate to think about them!) This is such an "aw ha" moment for us though as he always seemed to have trouble breathing in his sleep. This is so good to know! On the down side we will have to make many changes to correct this problem as much as we can. First off, will be removing the carpet in his room (which was something we wanted to do anyways) and change it to laminate. Secondly, sorry Mr. Webkins you can't sleep with Elliott anymore! They will have to be put up! As for me, my allergies have changed over the years. I have grown out of some, but have added different ones! Great! So no longer am I allergic to pollen, ragweed and dust. I am still allergic to mold (that's probably a good thing) who wants to be around that?!?! But I'm now also allergic to MILK? WHAT? Are you kidding me? However, it is not completely a surprise. Although I don't remember it, I was allergic to milk until the age of one. Of course I don't remember that and can't remember a day in my life without dairy. Until my first son came along and we found out he was allergic to the "protein" in milk. This was discovered a month after he was born. I had supplemented him at our Thanksgiving get together and he was just sick! So after taking him to the hospital and them coming to the conclusion that he was protein intulerant I was to cut it out of my diet as well as long as I was breast feeding! EEK! What a challenge! Needless to say I only lasted until Christmas and that was the end of that. They figured he would grow out of it in a few years...well 8 years later, with no, milk, ice cream, yogurt, cheese, cream of anything soups, cookies or chocolate, Braydn is now freed from this allergy! Now apparently I have it! What? I should clarify that it obviously isn't severe. They have also not yet advised me to eliminate it from my diet. They are doing further testing as they don't think that is the reason for my problem. My problem? I get stuffed up when I eat and my throat gets a frog in it. It is just plain weird I know. But it is a uncomfortable! So we will see what happens when we get the results back.

For my birthday I'm going to get a Miche purse, remember when I posted about those? I have to go out of town to get it though, so a friend of mine and I are going this Friday night.

Saturday I will be working at the Scrapbook store. I'm hoping to complete a project for a class that I want to teach as a Mother's Day gift. I'll be finishing it tonight and tomorrow night. Sunday I'm getting together with friends to scrapbook for the afternoon. So I'm really looking forward to that. Its been a long time!

One the weekend of my birthday me and my ya-ya sisters are heading to Beamsville for the weekend to hang. We only get together about 3 times a year so we are always pumped to get together!

I also wanted to share a layout that I squeezed in this weekend. The only thing I have bought new so far this year from the CHA winter release was each of the Bella Bella and Bloom & Grow paper collections from MME. This is from the Bella Bella French Flea Market Line. All of the patterned paper and the title. The florish and the heart are from Fancy Pants Daily Grind Line. I also used a ticket from Creative Cafe and Making Memories mini letters, plus a tag from a previous MME line, 29th Street I think!

I ordered this stuff from my friend Rosa at The Paper Passion. My new favourite online Canadian Scrapbook Store! If you haven't checked out her store you really should! Her prices are the best! She just got in all the Pink Paislee Collections, which I for one, was dieing to have. I should be getting my scrappy mail today! :)
This is one of the best pictures ever of my husband and I together. Between us, he is hard to take a good photo! Again complements go to my friend April of April Mandeville Photography. You will be seeing much more of her work in the future.

I'll hopefully have time tomorrow to upload all of the wedding layouts that I have been working on for my dad's book that I mentioned a few weeks back. Happy Hump Day!