Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Let It Snow Let it Snow.....

Let it more please!! we have had quite enough and this cold frigid weather is getting to me. It sure can be pretty but it seems to be dragging on and on and it will make for a LONG winter if we don't get some repreive from it. I guess that's the perils of living in Northern Alberta. I had take a pic of this poor picnic table at Mitchell's hockey practice yesterday, just made me laugh.

It was a successful enjoyable weekend and lots of scrappin was done during the online crop at scrapbooking swede, 5 Random things was a layout i did for one of the challenges, Love Basic Grey. And I can safely share a DT fave of late with a great pic of my two good looking kiddoes that i did for Scrapbookers Clubhouse with their great Kit for December, loved working with the Dreamstreet papers and the bling, yummy. Trying to get some Christmas gifts and cards made as December is here and i am not prepared. Happy last day of November everyone.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Time Flies

time sure flies, its almost end of november and the kids helped me decorate the tree yesterday, yes i know, Already? you might say, well i bought some new pretty green decorations, made some new ones as well, so we were all anxious to set it up. Had a fab weekend doing the online crop at Love2Scrap and so happy that we had some fun participants. This weekend will be another busy one, helping host an online crop at scrapbooking swede so come join us for some great challenges and fun, hoping my pal Karlynn comes for a bit to crop and/or just visit friday too. I have a "date" with my hubby saturday nite so should be a good weekend.

Now if only the weather would cooperate and change a bit i'd be a happy camper. I am so tired of the cold and snow, enough already.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Weekend Cropping - virtually perfect

Looking for something to do tonight and tomorrow? we are having an online crop at Love2Scrap starting at 6 tonight with games and challenges and prizes and fun fun fun and the best part is you can do it in your own home without having to pack up your stuff so hope you'll join us there.

I was so thrilled to chat with Caroline Lau of Maya Road wed. night on L2S and I even was lucky enough to win one of the RAKs she had to give away so can't wait to see what she sends me.

Here's a Halloween layout I did for the contest at L2S, LOVE the Heidi Grace paper, has some shimmer and shine to it that is lost in the scan.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

A good week

Its been a good week, ended up with a Snow day tuesday so i didn't have to go to work, no school, just a day at home to scrap and hang with the kids. Still crazy winter here, feels like its been cold and snowy for months but it hasn't been that long i guess, sure is pretty though and i know i need to be "thankful" for the moisture the snow brings, we sure do need it. Mitchell is quite happy to have a bunch of snow to sled in thats for sure.

I had fun creating this week, a few dt projects, still no Love2Scrap site yet and i'm sure hoping it will be up soon, we are suppose to have an online crop this coming weekend so please check it out and join in the fun if you can.

Its down to the final 4 in Pick of the Patch phenominal persuit so heres' hoping i make it to the end, i would love to win. "tell me Please" is a layout i did for challenge #15 (I think) where we had to interview someone, i asked both the kids the same questions, obviously i don't say "I love you" often enough, must rectify that!!!

And "My typical day..." is my Phenominal Pursuit bonus challenge entry, theme was 360 degrees. It took me a while to ponder and come up with a them, i liked the results, will see if Canadian Scrapbooker likes it enough to pick it as winner.

"Beauty" was just a simple layout with some gorgeous MME Products and one of those layouts i had a hard time just leaving as is but with the scalloped bazzill and the great picture of Lindsey (and some good advice)I decided to just go with simple for a change LOL. Also did a bit of a freestyle one of Mitchell mastering the slalom ski thing this past summer. THanks Lindsey for having some of those black paper journals for me to steal off you!!

This week should be fairly calm, i am doing a CTMH party thursday evening and i haven't done one in probably 2 years so should be interesting but the product is so great, it sells itself and i don't push it. Hope the Nov. SOTM comes along with my order tomorrow or tuesday so i can play with that for the demo. I should really start making my Christmas cards one of these days too. Might have to be assembly line mass production for this year if i'm even going to get any made to mail out.

I had the kids portraits done at W'mart last week so am hoping they turn out really nice, look forward to seeing them in a few weeks. Once again no nice family pic to send out for the holiday, surprise surprise, maybe next year i'll get my act together.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

That's Life

Sheesh, its been a while since i updated, sorry bout that but work and life have been busy as usual. I didn't make the Magistical Memories DT so am bummed about that, makes me wonder why i bother applying, and no please I'm not looking for validation or praise from you all, i just shouldn't get my hopes up i mean there are tonnes of way more talented ladies who applied but i guess there's just that little ounce of hope in me that thinks maybe this time I might get lucky. I wonder should i just forget about dt's and contests and focus on submitting? probably not, i like sharing my work and getting feedback and i think it would be hard to let the projects pile up without anyone seeing them. Soooo on this cold snowy day in northern alberta, where it seems winter is here to stay, i will share one of my faves of late and see if i can get my groove back and go create something fun, JUST FOR ME!!! just for arts sake.

I sure hope L2S gets back up and running soon, we are all in serious withdrawal. Oh and perhaps i'll pop into Life Preservers and join in their crop today with my pals there whom i have been out of touch with.