Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Keeping Cool!

We've been doing everything we can around here to try and keep cool with the heat wave we're at the beginning of - unfortunately! Kyle and Nathan must have done this about 10 times before I got it on video! Kyle makes me laugh!

We're bracing for another hot one here!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Happy Mail!

This is what just arrived in the mail thanks to my wonderful friend Julie!! Yes, the author!! This is a book she wrote and that has been published in Australia where she lives, but we can't get it up here yet, so she kindly sent us an autographed copy with a little note in it for the boys! Very exciting! I just want to say a HUGE Congratulations to Julie on this amazing accomplishment!!

You can check out an interview with Julie about the book HERE!
There's some more information about the book as well HERE!

Thanks for the book Julie and can't wait to read it!

PS The kids love the "nibbble" out of the book!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Upcoming Classes for August!

Here are a few sneaks at the August classes I'm teaching...

Cupcake Crazy Cards

August Get 'Em Scrapped (paper only layouts)

Quick and Easy Cards!!! NEW!
This class includes the set of Hero Arts stamps!

Livin' is Easy Mini Album (Bo Bunny)
Fun in the Sun Mini Album (Bo Bunny)

Keep an eye out for the new Precious Memories class schedule if you're local and hope to see you at a class soon! All the samples are in the store if you want to have a closer look and to be able to see all the cards in the class!


Monday, July 13, 2009

Monday again already??

Yes, here we are at the beginning of another week after the weekend going by in a blur! Amazing how quickly a couple of days of work and a day of family and errands go by!

I went for another massage this morning and so far, so good. It's always a little sore after she works on it and I'll need to ice, but my sciatica is definitely better anyway! Hoping to have a little rest this afternoon and watch Y&R shortly while Nathan naps and Kyle plays for a bit. Nothing much else on today other than a few chores and some scrapping I hope, but we'll see how long I can stand/sit at my scrap table...

Here are a couple more cards I did recently that never got posted! I'll also try and post some peeks at cards I've been working on for August classes!

The papers are some from an SEI line a little while ago!
The die cut butterflies were done with my MM Slice.
Hope everyone has a fabulous evening!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Fabulous Friday

Yes, it's hard to believe we're at the end of another week, but here we are! The boys and I are just having a slow start to the morning and then we're planning on heading out to the park for a bit since the weather is nice!

Since I've been catching up with posting stuff on my blog that I've created, this was a card I did not long ago for one of Kyle's friends for his birthday!

Don't think there's too much else really! Work tonight and then just trying to take care of my sciatic thing that seems to be better or worse depending on the day...

Have a fabulous weekend everyone!

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Another card...

I think this is another one of those cards I did a little while ago and never posted! I used a sketch for this one and really like the results with this Pebbles paper and goodies that came in my Scrapperie Winging It kit! Nice to have a few of these cards without sentiments around in case you need to drop a quick note to someone!

Glad to see the sun is out again here today! We're not up to too much this morning, but the kids are having fun playing and I'm getting a few things done, so it's all good. My issue with my leg and my sciatic nerve is still coming and going, but it seems better overall I'd say. I couldn't have said that after my massage the other day though it did help in the long run! I have to go back again Monday to have her work on it again.

Tracy is coming over after lunch today and dropping off Matthew for a bit, so I'll have the 4 kids this afternoon. It'll be almost nap time for him though thankfully, so I'll get a bit of a break there. Tracy and Brian have to go to BC Lottery because they won an Olympic prize package for Whistler worth $22,000 that they need to claim!! Crazy!

OK, well better go check on the munchkins and get a few more things done!

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Christmas In July at WeScrap!

Come and join us for tons of fun!!

Friday, July 03, 2009

Land of Nod...

This was a layout I did for a challenge over at WeScrap a few weeks ago and I love how it turned out. These recent pictures I took of Nathan napping in our bed are just so sweet! I had fun playing with some masking for the title and with an acrylic heart on the right side.


Glimmer Mist's Fabulous NEW Look!

Glimmer Mist is the same great product with a Fabulous NEW Look! So, to celebrate, they're doing a giveaway on their blog!! There are also amazing new colours being released, so go and check it out! Check out all of their amazing products on their website - there are even little videos to give ideas on what you can do with Glimmer Mist!!


Thursday, July 02, 2009

Another warm one...

Well, it was another warm day here! Didn't have the most ambitious early morning, but I was definitely up in time for Sophia getting here. We had our breakfast and then got everyone ready and headed over to spend some time at Maria, Joseph and Sarah's place this morning! The kids had fun playing on the trampoline, the swing, the slide and just running around together. Maria kindly invited us to stay for lunch and then we headed back home for naptime.

I knew Nathan was tired, but was fighting it! I finally got him to lay down and he crashed! We had a big success this morning with the potty again though he surprised himself when he started going and stood up to watch, so you can imagine what happened! I was just happy he was willing to wear his underwear and had been trying all morning - never mind actually going too! Oh the things that you never imagined would be so important in your day!!

Kyle and Sophia spent some time in the new pool this afternoon as well. I can see that it's going to get more than it's fair share of use this summer if it's as dry and warm as they're predicting. Heard on the news last night that June was the warmest and driest since 1951!

I haven't been very good with posting scrappy stuff lately, so I'm going to post some stuff I've been working on. As you can see, this was done in May! It was also one of the Use It Challenges. The best part was that it has some scraps and some really old fibres on it as well! Gotta love scraps!

Well, think that's about it for now! I'm on a blogging roll here again now! lol Just watch me go!

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Happy Canada Day!!

Hope everyone had a very Happy Canada Day!!

We didn't go to the Amphitheatre in Cloverdale like we usually do. To be honest, I think that was our plan this morning when we got up, but George told Nathan he needed to pee in the potty first and when that never happened, the park didn't either!

We're in a bit of a test of wills here now with Nathan and the potty you see. Still trying not to make it too big a deal, but we've moved on to underwear during the daytime and that means some accidents. The frustrating thing is that he'll be dry all night and then won't pee on the potty in the morning when we know he can!

Oh well, rather that going to the Canada Day thing today, we did mange to do a few other things. George needed to get some new work pants, so that got done. He'd also been looking for a pool or some kind for the kids in the warm weather and he picked one of those up today too! Then, this afternoon, Kyle and I got to go and do something fun...

We went and saw the movie "Up"! Kyle has only ever been to one movie in the theatre and that was when George took him to see Wall-E and it was a first for me with him. He still doesn't like some of the loud commercials and stuff and the beginning, but we both enjoyed the movie. I think some of the message was more directed at adults than kids, but he laughed a lot, so all was good!

We came home and had dinner and then the kids played in the new pool and that was about the extent of our day! Another one gone quickly! So weird that it's the middle of the week too! I'm going to be messed up for days!

Here's to a fabulous July for everyone!