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!

Friday, October 9, 2009


Yes I have been MIA. As a result, this blog has been terribly neglected! It's called summer you see, I went on vacation and just never got back to the routine of things. I'm sure many of you can relate to how much things seem to change when the kids are home EVERYDAY! :) SOOOOOOOOO many things have happened. I don't even know that I can recall it all. But I'm going to do my best to post a few things here and there. I was originally going do one great big post (but that was a month ago) and I still haven't gotten around to it since that would be so much and now only more things have happened. So today, is just a day to get back into it and FINALLY publish this post of the layouts that I did while I was on holidays....We had nothing but rain for the whole week, which totally sucked, but at least I had this wonderful hobby to fall back on :)

Stay tuned, I'm going to be blogging again! I promise.