Friday, July 20, 2007

It figures...

Why is it that when you have all the time in the world and plan to do something creative, you have no mojo, no juices flowing, and then when you're out of time you have all the inspiration in the world. Yep, just not fair. But I was productive a bit yesterday and today so here are those layouts and ya know when something just clicks and you're giddy with excitement when its done? thats how i feel about 10 years later!! i just loved the photos (Sears portrait) and the color combo, fun with scalloped edges and a lil bling for fun. Here's hoping someone else likes it enough to publish it!!!

Happy to have taken Second place in the challenge contest at Life Preservers and can't wait to see the prize Shellye sends.

The kids and i are packing our suitcases and sleeping bags and heading to Bible camp sunday for the week so I'm praying for strength and patience and no cuts in the kitchen!! I'm sure it will be lots of fun, it usually is. Have a good week.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Ribbon Ribbon glorious Ribbon

I've been having lots of fun creating with the great Savvy N Sassy ribbon kit i got for my dt assignment for July. It coordinates with the Zany Zinnia Tropical Breeze Kit and you can get the Ribbon Kit here. Lovely collection of flower trim, chocolate ric rac, laces and ribbons, yum. Here are the projects as well as one i did last week with a photo of my Great Grandma (and the black ribbon from SNS which went so well with the paper line i used) that i found and enlarged. Remembering.

Its HOT HOT HOT and i LOVE LOVE LOVE it, swimming and sunning and relaxing. Life is good, hay is ready to be cut so hope we can get that done before the weather changes (or maybe it won't and we'll have another gorgeous summer which would suite me just fine).

YEAH, my books arrived, Understanding Exposure, Digital SLR's for Dummies and the Unofficial Guide to PHotoshop CS2 so guess what i have to read and study over the summer, LOTS of info to absorb and take in, but i know i will reap the benefits of understanding these two important (and most expensive) tools of the trade. And improving my photography is a goal i can work towards. Did i mention i LOVE my new camera? Apparently the 50mm 1.4 lens is da bomb so better start saving my pennies for it, its a pricey one.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007


I love summertime but NOT so much the bees that are always around and it seems there are lots this year. Poor Mitchell got stung (or bit) on the forehead the other day while out with his dad on the quads and his face is just getting back to normal, it swelled quite a bit, so perhaps we'll have to be prepared for a reaction next time around. My peony finally bloomed after 3 years, of transplanting from Grandmas gorgeous garden so that makes me happy, i hope the other one will next year.

Just a few layouts to share that i did this past week, got my first DT kit from Savvy N Sassy so will have lots of fun with the ribbons they put together I'm sure. And i am now the owner of an ATG tape gun, the grandaddy of taperunners LOL. Thanks Rhea for doing the legwork and bringing those in, I'm sure we'll all appreciate the seemingly endless feet of STICKY adhesive and not having to worry about running out, not to mention the economy of it. I've added a link on the side to the new Savvy N Sassy BLOG so be sure to check it out for contests and news and inspiration.

And if you haven't purchased the summer issue of Canadian Scrapbooker you should, its fab, and not just cause i've got two layouts in there LOL. I love that we have an all Canadian Magazine and it can be found at the grocery stores and Zellers i see now so easy to find. Enjoy.

Its suppose to be nice and hot the next few days so I'll be - yep, you guessed it, lounging outside by the pool reading a book!! with some scrapping thrown in there of course.

Monday, July 02, 2007

Summertime and the livin is Easy!!!

Well for now its easy and i can sleep in a bit. The kids are off to camp for the week, the sun is shining and the pool water is warming up, my camera has taken many pics already and i'm anxious to get them developed, i scrapped 4 pages for challenges at Savvy N sassy that i'll share and i'm excited to share that i made the Savvy N Sassy Design team starting July 1 so yeah, bring on the awesome ribbon kits!!!

I must say i'm proud of my kids, both coming home with Academic Achievement awards and excellent report cards, they wrapped up another season of 4-H and Greg and I enjoyed some serious horseshoes and bocce ball at the school staff bbq at the lake! IT feels good to say I have the summer off and i'm going to relish the next 2 months as my work load will be heavier in the fall than it has been since.........well probably before i had kids, i haven't worked out of the house "full time"for man will be a change and a challenge.

Here are some pics and pages for your viewing pleasure. Happy Canada Day everyone, fly your flag high and pray for our politicians and the decisions they have to make that effect all of us and our country as a whole!!! I pray that "GOD Keep our Land, glorious and Free"stays part of the national anthem forever!!!!