Friday, March 28, 2008
This was a lift from the 2007 DW calendar (Mar 22nd). I was lacking a little mojo, but felt like scrapping and had fun with using some stash with my Scrapperie kit stuff!
Supplies: Cardstock is Bazzill. Patterned paper is DCWV. Title is rub-ons by Creative Cafeby Creative Imaginations. Ribbon is MOD (Autumn Leaves) in the to right and another misc one. Wording stickers in the top right are by Bo-Bunny, Reminisce, Creative Imaginations, and the definition is Making Memories. Misc Magic Mesh.
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Well, I was very happy to manage to get a layout done during naptime yesterday. This was not at all what I had planned to work on, but I decided I wanted to try a challenge that Debbi T does on 2Peas using the 101 Things You Can Do with Your Scrapbook Supplies book by Jennifer McGuire. I have and love the book and the challenge this week was to emboss some paper and ink it and then use it on your layout. This was a bit of a stretch for me, but tried it and had fun with it and liked the result!
Not too much going on here today! Have a ton of laundry calling me and plan on spending the night taking it easy with the boys and George since I'm not going to see much of them over the next few evenings. I work the next 3 evenings (because we're moving locations at work) and then I'll be working Sunday and Monday when the store is actually closed for moving. It's going to be crazy!
Mum is also coming over for a little visit today on her way to the island. She's picking up Uncle Scott at the airport and then they're going over together for a visit since my grandma is going into the hospital. Please send wonderful, healthy vibes her way!
Well, better run for now since I need to go jump in the shower before everyone is up and needing breakfast! Have a fabulous day and I'll hopefully be able to scrap during naptime again today!
Monday, March 24, 2008
Yes, I do know it's after 3 in the afternoon and he's wearing his pjs still, but I mentioned in the previous post that we're having a relaxing day! He just got up from his nap and his clothes are in the dryer!
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Kyle woke up at 5:30am and was just too excited to go back to sleep. He crawled in bed with us until we heard Nathan just after 6am and got everyone up then. Kyle was sure there was something in his room because that was where the Easter Bunny left his stuff last year! We had trouble getting him out of there to look around!
We finally managed to get them both into the kitchen where the egg finding really began! They each had a little bucket and Kyle was really good about showing Nathan where things were and even putting some eggs in Nathan's basket. There was an egg with their initial on it that had a twoonie in it as well as finding some chocolate goodies under the computer desk.
The first picture was the plate of goodies that Kyle and Nathan left for the Easter Bunny last night. It had a carrot, lettuce and some Cheerios on it. Kyle went out to check it this morning and some of the food was gone and there were eggs on the plate! Fun!
Well, we're not doing too much else this morning other than hanging out. We're hoping Nathan is going to go for an early nap after being up early because have dinner in Mission at 3pm - during his usual naptime! We'll see how all that goes. We got the easy part this year though because we only have to take dinner rolls! No cooking for me!
Well, better run for now, but I'll try and get back soon to do a general catch-up! Here's wishing everyone a very Happy Easter!
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Nothin' too much new around here today! Spent my day wiping snotty noses still since Sophia and Nathan are both getting over this cold and seem to have a constant stream coming out of their noses. Kyle is getting better too I think and I just have it mostly in one ear now.
Managed to get some more Easter cards done this afternoon and was going to post them too, but my camera batteries bit it when I went to take the pics, so it'll have to wait until tomorrow.
The kids had a ton of fun doing something new to Sophia and Nathan today too - Playdoh! All three of them played with it at the table for an hour or so! Was going to post those pics too, but with the camera situation, those'll have to wait too!
Better run for now since dinner is almost ready. An easy one tonight of fish and tatter tots as well as some mixed veg. Not claiming it's a perfect meal, but we're all getting fed! Going to watch Big Brother and hopefully do a few more cards.
Monday, March 17, 2008
My only plan is to finish off the set of Easter cards I started, so I can get those ready to give out and mail a few. I need to put the pictures of the kids in them to get those out too! I have some packages that need to get sent off as well since being sick for the last couple of weeks meant that hasn't been done either! I think I might be finally starting to really get rid of it, but it's not gone yet by any means!
Here's a fun little quiz if you have a few minutes! Try it and see how Irish you are!
St. Patrick's Day Quiz from Reader's Digest
Your total 8/9
You've got the green all right. You're either of Irish descent or have studied Irish culture at some point.
And I am actually of Irish descent - English, Irish and Scottish! Doesn't get much more European than that, does it?! And, my name is of course Gaelic with Colleen meaning "girl".
And even better for you scrappy girls is a SALE! Sandi over at Scrapperie loves St Patrick's Day so much that she has most of the stuff in the boutique on 30-40% off, so go and check it out!
Anyway, just a quick post today! Hope everyone has fun and don't forget to wear something green! And hope you like the Spongebob greeting. Thought it was appropriate considering Kyle is into everything Spongebob these days!
Sunday, March 16, 2008
You Are a Red Crayon
Your world is colored with bright, vivid, wild colors.
You have a deep, complex personality - and you are always expressing something about yourself.
Bold and dominant, you are a natural leader. You have an energy that is intense... and sometimes overwhelming.
Your reaction to everything tends to be strong. You are the master of love-hate relationships.
Your color wheel opposite is green. Green people are way too mellow to understand what drives your energy.
Friday, March 14, 2008
OK, so I said I was going to post these ages ago and just never seemed to get around to it, but here they are finally! We took the boys to Sears at the end of January to get some pictures taken - mostly for Nathan's birthday, but also because we didn't have any done before Christmas. Nathan went first and did quite well until we wanted a couple of him and Kyle together. Not happening. We managed to get the one and he's just sort of starting to get a little upset, but it's not bad and it was the only one, so we took it.
We had a couple of frames left, so decided to get a couple of Kyle and the one turned out quite well. The both just look so grown up and it amazes me when I look at these! I'm very lucky to have two such wonderful little boys...
Well, not much going on here today. Still trying to get rid of this cold, but I'm certainly on the mend. Work tonight until midnight and then both Saturday and Sunday this weekend. The funny thing is that next weekend is the total opposite and I'll be looking forward to it!
Off for now, but have a wonderful weekend!
Thursday, March 13, 2008
The first house that mum and dad ever owned and the house that I grew up in. I so clearly recall the first and last days I spent in this house.
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Not too much going on today really. Same 'ol, same 'ol with Sophia coming and Kyle going to preschool this afternoon. Thankfully the kids were pretty good yesterday when I wasn't feeling up to par. Let's hope it's more of the same today!
I did muster up the energy to do a relatively quick layout in the afternoon while the little ones were napping and Kyle was at school. I was trying to take my mind off how awful I felt! These fun pictures of the boys with Rhys and Alex (the sons of my fabulous friends from Australia who were up in December) made me smile, so I had a go at them. This was for the Scrapperie Week 2 Sketch Challenge using one of Becky Fleck's sketches from PageMaps and I used the kit I just got in the mail: The Journey Home.
Supplies: Cardstock is Bazzill. Patterned paper is Collage Press and Cloud 9. Paint is Making Memories. Lettering is American Crafts Thickers chipboard. Font for journaling is Comic Sans MS. Stars are Technique Tuesday. Stitching done by machine.
I have some other pictures from that day and one of Julie and I that I want to scrap as well! Who knew that a meeting in a Japanese class more than 10 years ago would allow us to develop such an amazing friendship that has resulted in us being "BFF" even though we're a world apart! I was looking for older pictures of the two of us yesterday and it was so wonderful look at pictures of the momentous occasions in our lives that we've been able to share!
Love you Julie and miss you tons...
Well, I suppose that's about it for the time being and I'd better go do a few things before the whole house is up and Sophia is here! Just want to get rid of this headache!
Monday, March 10, 2008
This kit is so full of scrappy goodness that I can't begin to tell you! Even though I'm sick, I managed to get inspired enough to try one of the sketches that are included every month in the kit as a little bonus as well!
This was a quick card I did for a 5 year old's birthday party that Kyle went to recently. We knew the little guy was into Thomas, so I got out some scraps and whipped this up. Nothing fancy, but perfect for the occasion!
Well, here we are at Monday again already and I feel as if I didn't have a weekend after being really sick all day yesterday. I feel marginally better today though I didn't sleep that well and kept poor George awake too I think. It doesn't help that we just changed all the clocks for Daylight Savings either so that his 5:15 wake up seems that much earlier!
Mum is going over to visit Tracy later, but I'm not going to be dropping by I'm afraid. I didn't bother taking George to work to have the car today either even though there's a field trip for preschool. It's outdoors at a bird sanctuary and I'm not hanging around out in the cold all day feeling like this!
It'd be nice if I felt like doing something creative later because I'm sure thinking about it a lot, but just not doing. I don't know that I'm going to have the energy though as much as I'd like to! Wait and see... I have some cards I'd like to get going on for Easter since I have all the stuff for them, but not sure I'll even feel like doing that!
Better be off for now! Hope everyone has a great day!
Sunday, March 09, 2008
I'm not sure I feel up to scrapping like I was hoping to be doing today, but here's a card I did last week for a card tag at Scrapping Bug.
Supplies: Cardstock is Bazzill. Patterned paper is Sassafrass Lass. Misc blue patterned scrap paper squares. Stamping done with Making Memories Paint. Felt stars are Queen and Co. Misc ribbon and dollar stores blue staples.
Well, think that's about it for today and hope to be feeling better and have some more creative energy tomorrow!
Friday, March 07, 2008
After mum got here, the kids, mum and I got ready and headed up to Tim Horton's for a walk and then a snack. We had a really nice time and the kids were quite good actually. I few Timbits and goldfish crackers did the trick. We made a quick grocery store stop on the way back too. Came home, got the little ones a proper lunch and got Kyle ready for his Sports Day!
It worked out really well with mum being here because it meant I could take him up and my plan was to go back early to see him get his medal at the end. Mum was saying that I might as well stay or go for a coffee or something since I was taking the bus and if I came home I'd only be here for about 45 minutes. I took Kyle up and almost immediately ended up helping! It was a crazy couple of hours with about 35 kids running around to different stations: an obstacle course, scooter boards, mini trampolines, basketball and a bean bag toss, and hockey. Afterwards, they all got a huge freezie as a snack (and, no, that wasn't a sticky mess!!) and there was an awards ceremony where all the kids got (edible) medals - see picture below!
After all of that, Kyle and I walked home and I got another visit with mum before dad came to pick her up. Kyle asked for pizza, so I thankfully didn't have to cook because George stopped and picked that up. Then, it was out to meet Tracy for a pedicure! I had a great time out with her doing that and now I have pretty red toenails!
Came home and watched Survivor and Celebrity Apprentice and called it a night. I'm still tired today though and wish I could've napped this afternoon, but hard to do when I don't have an alarm!
Today has been pretty mellow! We hung out and I got a few chores done around here. The kids were pretending to have naps in the hall and had their teddies and blankies out as well as some sofa pillows. They're so funny. Love the fake snoring!
I guess that's about it for now. Not much creative energy these days. Thinking about it a lot and not doing. Not sure what that's about! Hope that changes soon! Working 6-midnight tonight helping other people get ready to be creative!
Oh and check this out! Speaking of Tim Horton's above, they're doing the Roll Up The Rim contest right now and look what some places are now selling to help you out...
It's a RimRoller! Just in case rolling up that rim was to hard for you and you really needed a little help! Too funny! I have my own simple technique that takes 2 seconds...and has won me 3 coffees so far this year!
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
Well, I sure did have fun last night! I went to "work", but was taking one of Tara's classes - the Copic Easter class. I haven't had a chance to play with the Copics, so this was my first go at it! The images for the cards are WhipperSnapper designs.
I really do like colouring and the Copic markers are a lot of fun to use. You can do so much with them in terms of layering and shading once you get the hang of them! I actually got my first 2 markers last night too. I'm not going to be getting them all by any means, but I'd like a few for sure! My cards certainly don't look like Tara's, but it was a lot of fun, especially since my boss, Judy, and some of my other co-workers were there!
Nothing too much new around here. As well as those cards last night, I did 2 others, but didn't have time to colour them, so I'll post them when I do! I also did a card for a card tag at Scrapping Bug, so I'll be looking forward to seeing how all of those come out!
Well, I'm going to go hang out with Kyle for a bit before the little ones wake up!
Sunday, March 02, 2008
Saturday, March 01, 2008
It's time for some March Madness at Scrapperie! We have lots of crazy fun in store for you; we are going to play games, have fun challenges, giveaways, and we are also having a referral contest with a rockin cool prize! You don't want to miss it!
The other Tres Chic Girls and I have something exciting planned for you...
All you have to do to is make a minimum of 10 posts per day starting on March 1 and ending on March 31 to be elligible for the random drawings for RAKs. If you get your 10 posts, you will then be entered into a drawing for a fabulous RAK! We will be giving away 2 RAKS per week, on pre-determined days, but we aren't going to tell you which days we are giving them away because we want it to be a surprise! So get those posts in, because you never know which will be your lucky day!!
We are also going to have a little fun and play some Layout Tag. What is layout tag you ask? Well, it's like the Telephone Game (the game where you whisper a phrase to the person next to you and keep going until you get to the last person and then see how much the phrase has changed) except we will be doing it with a layout.
Sign ups and details for our Layout Tag game are posted now too. We're taking sign-ups until March 4th! The Mad Hatters and March Hares will be playing soon!
For the referral contest, all you have to do is refer someone, and you along with your referral will be entered into a drawing. The prize will be announced soon, but I promise, y'all are going to LOVE it! Make sure to tell them I sent you when you register!