Friday, June 27, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Just wanted to wish my mum a HUGE Happy Birthday today and though we won't be spending it with you, I wanted to tell you we're thinking about you and hope you have fun with your dinner tonight! May this year bring you everything you wish for because you certainly deserve it! We love you!
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Supplies: Cardstock is Bazzill. Patterned paper is Scenic Route. Lettering is Heidi Swapp Chipboard. Ink is Palette Burnt Umber. Journaling tag and "authentic" tag are MME. Brads are Queen and Co. Sticker lettering for "kiss" is Making Memories. Stamps from Hero Arts, Daisy Bucket, Kelly Panacci for Sandylion, and Creative Cafe by Creative Imaginations.
Well, I finally managed to get a layout done last night with all the wonderful goodies in the amazing Scrapperie kit this month - The Lake House. Every time I think Sandi can't outdo herself with the kits, she does!
Journaling: Nathan just walked up to me, Easter basket full of plastic eggs on his arm, and all he said was one little word that melts my heart every time, "Kiss".
Not too much going on this weekend for us since I worked Friday night, all day yesterday and then again today! I hope to just come home tonight and take it easy... Who knows, might even get a little more scrapbooking done?!
Have a great Sunday everyone!!
Friday, June 20, 2008
This is another one of Suzanne's blog challenges for a "Year In The Life". The challenge is always a single word and this week was "free", so with Canada Day coming up here on July 1st, I decided to do something related to that and my pride in being Canadian!
Sunday, June 15, 2008
I'm not even sure how to go about describing my dad and how wonderful he is. He's strong and supportive, but also loving and compassionate. He set the bar pretty high for my expectations in terms of a husband and father that's for sure.
There are so many times when he's gone above and beyond for us. I always knew he wanted the best for me and was there when I needed him to be. The above picture was on one of the many amazing trips we went on as a family when Tracy and I were kids. I don't know how to begin to thank you dad for everything...
I'm afraid I'll be honest in saying that I didn't get organized enough to get a card in the mail for Father's Day, but the sentiment is the same - I LOVE YOU!
I just want you to know how much I love you and that I'm thinking about you!
Supplies: Cardstock is Bazzill. Patterned paper is DCWV and Carolee's Creations. Chipboard star is Creative Cafe by Creative Imaginations. Stamps and EK Success (Happy Father's Day) and Studio G. Ink is Versacolour Lagoon Blue and Rubber Stampede Black. Embossing powder is PSX.
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Of course, Kyle and George are telling me all the fun things they did when they came to pick me up. I find out that Nathan was sitting in a fire truck! Now, you'll notice I don't have any pictures posted and that would be because George didn't take the camera!! Ahhhhh... Oh well, another time. They certainly sounded like they had fun anyway.
We stopped on the way home to get some groceries for our Father's Day breakfast. We're making breakfast at home so that we can do it leisurely and not have to stand in line. Daddy will, of course, get to sleep in though first!
Well, guess I'll head to bed here since there's nothing more exciting I can tell you got the time being!
Friday, June 13, 2008
Supplies: Paper is SEI as well as small flower in bottom left. Stamps are Autumn Leaves, Kelly Panacci for Sandylion, Hero Arts and 3 Bugs. Sticker title is Doodlebug. Rub-ons are Creative Cafe by Creative Imaginations. Journaling pen is by American Crafts. Small sticker letters are Making Memories. Ink is Palette Burnt Umber.
Well, Nathan just got up, so I'd better run! Work tonight, but only until 10!
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Supplies: Cardstock is Bazzill and SEI. Patterned paper is SEI Dill Blossom. Flower is Making Memories. Scalloped ribbon is Creative Cafe by Creative Imaginations. Chipboard lettering is Heidi Swapp. Blue ink is Versacolour Blue Lagoon. Distressing ink is Palette Burnt Umber. Stamps on title lettering are Autumn Leaves. Versamark Stamp pad. Embossing Powder (Clear) is PSX.
This is a layout of me as a kid for my "Random Memories" album. Since I don't have my own scrapbook of when I was a kid, I'm using pictures to write down things I remember. I used my Scrapperie May kit - La Cage aux Folles. This is also my entry for the Guest Designer at Scrapdango where Terri invited me to hang out with the fun ladies there! Thanks for making me feel so welcome and at home ladies!
The journaling reads:
As I was gently brushing my hand across Kyle's head over and over one night at bedtime recently, I realized that mum doing this to me seems to be one of my first real memories of her. Whenever I was sick or needed comforting, I'd lie down and she'd brush her hand across my forehead again and again. She's done this for as long as I can remember and always has. It somehow always seemed to make things better...
For the chipboard title, I inked the letters in Versacolour Blue Lagoon ink first and then stamped over them with the Autumn Leaves flourish stamps in Palette Burnt Umber. Then, I put Versamark on them and embossed them. This was the first time I'd tried doing it and I love the result! Always fun to play with something new!
Well, not too much else going on right now other than I need to go get something together quick for dinner! I'll post some more pictures of day either later on or tomorrow since I'm trying to do the Twelve of Twelve thing! Better run for now...
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Supplies: Cardstock is Bazzill. Patterned paper and sticker are Cosmo Cricket's "Get Happy" line. Versamark stamp pad. Embossing Power is by Stampendous. Stamp is by Hero Arts.
Supplies: Cardstock is Bazzill. Patterned paper is Cosmo Cricket's "Get Happy" line. Sticker is Cosmo Cricket. Arrow is Creative Cafe by Creative Imaginations. Happy Face Stamp is by Gelatins. Ink is Palette Black. Border Stamps are Kelly Panacci for SandyLion. Title is American Crafts Thickers chipboard. Journaling is done with an American Crafts Slick Writer.
Pretty much everything from these projects came from April's Scrapperie kit called Spring Break. The colours in this kit are prefect for boy layouts and I love the fun stuff in it!
Monday, June 09, 2008
He was hilarious and full of energy! He kept calling "Action" for mum and I to take pictures of him since she had her camera too. There were actually quite a few kids playing up there too since the weather wasn't too bad again. I also got a picture of mum and a very pregnant Tracy (she's due towards the end of next month).
We had a great day all around! We stopped at the Honeybee Centre on the way out since they were having an open house. I was disappointed that there wasn't as much going on in terms of actually talking about the bees and making honey though. There were a few presentations and demos, but we weren't there at the right time. Kyle was happy though because he got to go in the bouncy castle! After that, we stopped and grabbed a Little Caesars pizza and some breadsticks for lunch and stopped at the store I work in to get something for mum. Then it was off to see them!
Had a great visit and totally forgot about taking pictures other than the park ones, so there aren't any of the guys! Mum and dad made a great dinner with some barbequed chicken, bread and salads! Then Kyle was more than a little happy that there was ice cream with chocolate sauce for dessert! We didn't end up leaving until going on 7, so since Nathan never did end up having a nap, he was one tired little boy. Of course, he had no interest in sleeping until we were 5 minutes from home!
Saturday, June 07, 2008
These are a couple of recent projects. This was all pretty much done with goodies from my Scrapperie Glad Tidings Kit and was a fun and quick one to do. Just did a card with the leftovers!
Not too much going on around here. Worked until 10 last night though I actually thought I was working until midnight!! I'm on again at 1 - 6:30 today for a cover shift and then hopefully a relaxing evening.
Think we're going to my parent's tomorrow for dinner, so that'll be nice. On Monday it's off to resign mortgage paperwork!!
Friday, June 06, 2008
What a fun afternoon!! OK, so I can't say it went quite as planned, but we had fun anyway. I was sort of rushed getting ready and a little stressed out because the dryer wasn't working and the pants I was going to wear and Nathan's outfit were wet! Then, Nathan only slept about an hour, so I was worried about him being cranky. Sophia didn't sleep too long either, which meant I was trying to get ready with 3 kids awake too!
Thursday, June 05, 2008
Well, it's also a big day around here today because Kyle has his preschool graduation today. George is managing to come home a little early and Brian is also coming to pick up Sophia early (Thank you!), so that the 4 of us to go. Kyle's quite excited that we're all going to be there. We're taking the camera and camcorder, so we'll see what we get!
Wednesday, June 04, 2008
Kyle got to pick the treat he wanted me to take for snack and he didn't pick cupcakes or cookies! Nope! He was very sure of what he wanted - POPSICLES! And the best part was that the kids had been running around and it was a great treat for them. The best part was that Kyle was happy!
Kyle's birthday isn't until almost the end of the month, but because there won't be any school then, we got to celebrate early and he was the only kid with a summer birthday! They sing Happy Birthday and then let them put their felt cupcake together with all the parts they like. He seemed to really enjoy it! The first picture is afterwards and, of course, when I asked him to smile, I got a funny face! Oh to be almost 5!
Let's see, not too much else going on here right now. Mum and dad were out to visit this morning, so I could make a quick trip up to the dr. for a pain I'd been having for a few days. Dr. said nothing serious and to take some Advil, Vitamin E and lower the caffeine for a week or so and see if that does the trick! It was great to see mum and dad too though since it's been a little while.
I'm going for a massage tonight thankfully. I've had bad headaches for the last couple of weeks because of my neck, so I'm hoping I'll feel better afterwards! I have some fun scrappy news, but I'll get to that another time...