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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Four for....Scrappy Chic!!!

Was so excited to play with some new goodies yesterday!!!  I love using up older photos too....found some baby pics of my Victoria as well as an old one of Virg and his cousins.  They are not a lot of pictures of hubby when he was younger so I treasure all the ones I have....I was able to photocopy some when we were in Portugal about 6 years ago.  SO glad to have them:)

SO here are the results:



The top one has Virg...can you guess which one is him????   I loved using a piece of Ethan's school art work on the one layout.  Glad to have kept it and display it properly now:)

Well, Hallowe'en is over.....I decided I did want to take a couple of pics of stuff I had up.  I found some silhouettes on a recent trip to Ottawa Street...love them!!

Love this cat...the smile reminds me of the cat from Alice in Wonderland!!

Soon it will be time to think about Christmas....

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

New stuff!!

Well, after my last post I did indeed go up to my "room" and do some creating and it felt good:)  Here are the results....3 layouts and a mini that I started.  I REALLY love the Authentique paper (as you can tell I even left the labelling of the paper as part of my page:)  It was fun to use the black and whites I had from the first summer I was done working fulltime...seems so long ago.

Love all the little stuff from the Authentique line...know I'll be using this stuff a lot in my projects!!

I had all my pre-op stuff done at the hospital yesterday...took way longer than I thought but glad to be getting closer to being done:)

Loving this sunshine today...enjoy.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

It's been a long time.....

It has been an extremely long time since I have blogged here....why...   I think  there are many reasons.  I have had my health to worry about since May and really haven't felt quite right and know that once the whole thing is over with at the end of this month I will feel like now things are not so much "on hold".  This month I have begun to feel like things are really going to  be ok.  I know I am VERY blessed with SO much in my life.....my family and friends, relationships that are true and a real gift..that has been a real source of awareness and gratitude for me.  My relationship with Christ has been like any realtionship...it's ups and downs, happiness, insecurities.  At one point I felt like, OK I know I have a wonderful life...is that about to end?  Am I being punished?

I read today that God doesn't want to punish us and yet when things come up we can sometimes feel that way. It's amazing what challenges and experiences can do to really make you understand who you are and look and see what is really there around you.  There is so much heartache and suffering around the world and I have so much to say "thank you" for even if I don't realize it is worthy of a grateful heart.

Well, enough spilling out my feelings LOL...

Today is a wonderful, sunshiney day and I am going to create!! 

Thank you:)

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Oh my goodness!!!

I just realized that today is the LAST day of April??!!  Ok, where did this month go???  Looking toward a busy week next week with a volunteer luncheon at the school, Mega Meet in Michigan, orthodontist appointment for Victoria and Mothers Day on the weekend.

Last night was a creativity night for myself and Keri which we haven't had for ages...so excited to create and got some pages done which make me happy:)  What do you think??  think perhaps I have quite a few pictures of Lily???!!  Wait until I share the ones where she's wearing her raincoat and carrying daffodils from the garden :) 

Also, Virg has started painting my new scraproom/library and am loving the colour!!!  Hoping to get the second coat on tomorrow and then we can begin the fun part of putting the furniture back in and setting it up.  I know more purging is in order LOL

Monday, March 28, 2011

My boy turned 15!!!!

Well, this past week has flown by!!  We were on vacation for almost 10 days in California and it seems to have taken me just as long to recover:)  This past weekend we celebrated Ethan's 15th birthday.  On Saturday evening we went to the Red Wing vs Toronto Maple Leafs game and enjoyed  Mexican town for dinner beforehand.  Yesterday we had a family celebration with a BBQ lunch and blueberry pie (which i had squashed...don't ask!!!) for dessert.  Not a lot of pics to share but like this one with Ethan wearing his bit of green in honour of St PAt's....

It's a little blurry but hey....it's a bday picture, right?

Today's agenda includes getting my scrap on....I have 2 pages done for my design team work and need to finish that stuff up this week.  I'll share one I completed last week, it's a pic from Universal Studios of my "mature" son:)




I wasn't sure how to use the paper at first...but love the end result:)

Off to exercise for a bit before getting to my to do list...LOVE the sunshine and warmer temps are on the way (I hope!!!)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

New pages...loving the new stuff!!

Did this layout on Saturday evening for Shimelle's 4x6 photo challenge on two peas and pretty happy with the results!!  Do you like my straw heart???  Used some fun new paper from Echo Park that  I got from Scrappy Chic and love how it all came together.

Our vacation starts soon and got my hair done today and liking how it turned out:)  Now to hopefully get a little sun very soon....

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Little yellow Bicycle....

No I haven't been out riding:)  This is the name of a scrapbooking company and I just completed a layout with some cute pics of Matt from a walk at a local park back in the fall.  The colours worked perfectly with the pictures...what do you think?  Although I believe I'll be taking another picture tomorrow when the sun is out!!
Virg arrived safely in Vegas last night and has "miked" me a couple of times...I'm sure he's sorry to be missing the falling snow :)  Victoria has 2 friends over for a sleepover and Ethan is out at the show with friends and will be home later so ....I still have the diningroom table taken over with supplies and am happily creating.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

My first design team projects are done!!

http://www.scrappychiclivonia.com/

Well....my first projects for Scrappy Chic are completed and some are posted on their website..yeah!! I'm hoping to head over there soon to deliver them and want to purchase some more items of Little Yellow Bicycle's twig collection.  I bought some papers when I was there last Friday but would like to add some embellishments.  I have pictures of little Mathew on a nature walk we took last fall at a local nature preserve area and they would go perfectly together.

Here's a couple of pictures of my projects:



The above is a mini of the Toronto distillery area we went to in early December..really happy with how it turned out!!



Close up and the full picture of myself and my sister when we were younger!!  It's funny looking at older photos...I can remember that lamp and even the flannel nightie I'm wearing :)

Hopefully the warmer temperatures they're promising will mean no more flannel for awhile...I'm ready for spring!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Heart Love

I have some Valenine's stuff out..not much...still trying to get the rooms done..not going very quickly LOL  Lily was SO cute today.  As we washed and then dried our hands she asked about the heart towel I had hung up in the bathroom that was there last week. SO cute how she remembered and told me she liked it:)  I told her it was in the wash...LOL

My design team meeting is tomorrow night...excited and happy that another girl just happens to live 2 streets over from me and we're going over together..yeah!!

Lily and I are watching Marmaduke on the couch, much too cold to be outside.  She also asked if I could go to Cinderella's castle with her...too sweet.  Love my Thursday girl:)

Monday, February 7, 2011

Design team excitement...

I'm SO very excited to have been chosen to be a member of the Scrappy Chic Design team!!  It's a very dreamy store full of scrapbooking goodies and beading supplies as well. I got the call on Friday afternoon as Victoria and I were getting ready for the Valentines dance for her school.  We'll be having a get-together meeting soon so I'll know more details after that.....yeah!!!

http://www.scrappychiclivonia.com/

I also see that of my fav new magazines finally have their second issue coming out...

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_m76uH93KKBA/TUW3r4ogBnI/AAAAAAAABKw/pLQHCPfPvps/s1600/fmscoverspring2011.jpg

Now if only the sun would come back out.....

Monday, January 31, 2011

The sun is out..the sun is out!!!

Yes!  It may be cold BUT the sun is out LOL  Hoping this will put me in the mood to get more done around the house today.  I NEED to continue on the journey of getting the "rooms switched".  I dropped off more stuff to Sue today and will continue to purge my crafting supplies.

Saw this video on another blog...LOVE this idea!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmaWY7Wk0qA&feature=player_embedded

Another way to put my odds and bits in one spot:) 

Dropped off my frame, 2 minis, canvas and pages to Scrppy Chic on Saturday....keeping my fingers crossed about getting on their design team.  It's my first time attempting something like this so we'll see...

Off to tidy up and get purging...wish me luck!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Baby it's cold outside!!!

Peek a boo!!!  Recognize this cutie?!  This is the last picture I have taken...back on January 6th.  It wasn't as cold out that day as it was today, thank goodness.  I can't believe it's been so long since I've updated here...the holidays flew by and I was quite sick and kept things pretty low key which really was a wonderful thing.  Now poor Ethan is fighting a sinus/cold virus that has been hanging around for almsot 2 weeks now.  His first exam is on Wednesday and hoping his first high school exam goes well.

I'm in the process (long) of trying to empty out my craft space and switch my room with Victoria's bedroom.  I have been happily purging and giving away many supplies.  I'm really keeping my word of the year "purpose" in my head as I clean up.

I have been working on some projects as I attempt to apply for a design team for a store in Michigan.  I'm also contemplating doing some projects for a few local craft shows along with my Thursday girls.  We really enjoyed our Christmas projects we did together and have more ideas for creating stuff.  We have our Valentines dance in a few weeks and have been helping with that as well.

On the agenda for this week....take some pictures:)  and try to continue working on that room...ugh