Saturday, September 11, 2010

Magenta Sketch #7

Magenta has a new sketch up!! Go check it out and play along if you have a chance!
Here is my go with it;

My daughter singing during the Christmas Parade :)

Friday, August 27, 2010

Sweet boys; Magenta layout

Created another layout using Magentas fabulous papers and supplies.
These photos are from my sils wedding last year. The colours were perfect for these papers. I love the subtle patterns of the papers. And of course the cork alphabet; so fun!
The little flowers were all cut out using the Magenta papers and my cuttlebug.

You can always count on Jaxon to bring out the craziest smiles, and Luke - my nephew - to bring out the grumpies. Boys. lol

And this layout is for the Inspired Scrappers weekly challenge. Pop on over there to check out the challenge!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Magenta Love

Sat down and created these two cards with Magenta stamps and papers.
I love the dandelion one, is it not so dreamy and makes you want to make a wish and blow!!
And the butterfly one was great to stamp 3 times and pop dot for dimension. I also added stickles around the outside.

Hope you find some creative time to play with your supplies!

I have started a new blog over HERE.
This is where I will put all my photos. I am loving my camera lately. Been out and taking pictures and practicing. And I signed up for a course at the local Univercity. Looking forward to learning more and more! If you have a chance, stop by and visit!
Have a great day!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

My Parents

The boys and I went up to visit my parents while they were camping today. They were camping close a river, so we went for a walk and let the boys play. It was very cold and refreshing water. Straight from the snow. They were camping in the mountains.
I took tons of photos and am still working on them, but these two just make me giggle. My youngest son must of told a joke and Grandpa thought it was hilarious! I love his full face smile and my sons look too. Adn getting pictures of my boys with straight simple smiley faces; umm yeah. Impossible. lol
I will share more later.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Win some Magenta products!

Want to win some awesome Magenta Products!

Yes of course you do!! Then check out this entry on their blog:


Good luck!!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

My dear sweet beautiful young daughter.......

Last night our family packed up and headed out to Great Grandpas property to take some senior summer photos of Kimmee. Great Grandpa's property is beautiful, hilly, natural and full of fun old things. Lots of which he has built himself. :)
On the way out, the grey clouds started to come in; and they were full of rain.
I just prayed it would hold off, slow down and allow us to get a few shots before they totally covered the sun and opened up with rain.
We did get some great shots before the sun was gone, and thankfully the rain never came.
Even though I was ready to shoot in the rain. lol
Here are the first few. I still have some to edit. And we want to go out again, as we didn't have time to do it all. I really want to shoot her in her grad dress as well. So that will be another day.

Thanks for stopping by!
I think I might scrapbook tonight! Haven't done that for a bit.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

NEW Release from Magenta!!

You have to check out the NEW RELEASES from MAGENTA!

The stamps are just gorgeous!!!

I can't wait to get my hands on so much of this new stuff!! The ideas are already flying....................... and that makes me happy happy!! :)

Follow the link and then you can download the images!

aahhhhh, new stuff, especially inspiring new stuff is just bliss to a scrapbooker/crafter............ :)

Enjoy your day!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Here I am, Here I am!

Yikes we have been busy! Summer is supposed to be relaxing and lazy!
I always think that come June; I can't wait for slower summer days with no school.

But it is always crazy busy! Off we go here, off we go there, here, there, here, there, and here again. LOL

We do have a few more trips planned, but nothing too big. So I think I can say: it is finally going to be a lazy week! woohoo!

I have blueberries to pick and freeze, gardens to weed and water, a bathroom that needs some serious scrubbing and I hope to scrapbook!!!

I have been cleaning out my room and coming across so much stuff that I 'had' plans for, but it is just sitting, taking up space, waiting. So I hope to get to some of that stuff. And some of it I am just going to get rid of. Seriously I could have all my friends over, they could create an entire scrapbook album EACH and I would STILL have tons of stuff left over. OIY!

And with CHA Summer 2010 products just around the corner I need to use up so I don't feel guilty buying more! lol

Check out the Scrapbooking Fanatics blog for some great links to new products!

Last week we spent the week up at Camp Kawkawa. It is such a great place. We always have so much fun, feel stronger in our faith, come home very sun tanned and TIRED! There are activities, games, and things to do from 8:30am - breakfast, till 11pm when my head finally hits the pillow. And sometimes it is even later; especially if you sit up talking with your teenager! - which is just awesome!!

Here we are at the end saying goodbye to one of our favourite staffers up there 'KEYS', his camp name, cause he plays piano. (when I first heard his name years ago, I thought he had a collection of keys, lol) And one of my sons favourite workers up there; Dip ;)
Back row;
my husband Chris, my daughter Kimmee, me, Keys, Dip
Front row;
son Danny, son Jaxon, son Kolton.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Inspired Scrapbooker

Check out the Inspired Scrapbooker for a great challenge!

I have been so busy lately I have not been able to find time to do much of anything!
(okay, yes I was finding 5 mins here and there to play that danged Fronterville - gosh is that thing addictive!! It is Kari's fault!!)

Anyways, sometime this week I hope to have up a picture and details of my chore list; as requested.

I have had a few parents copy this to some extent and implement it in their homes. I have even had parents take pictures of it.

So far I have only heard great things from parents; the kids not soo much. lol

It is a great system that works in our home and maybe will work in yours, or you can take what you like and leave what you don't. But feel free to copy it or just take some ideas. - that is when I get it posted! lol

Do your kids do chores? Do they get an allowance? Did you do chores as a kid and get an allowance?

Till tomorrow

Monday, June 28, 2010

Almost Done!!!

There are only 2 hours left of school tomorrow morning!

I am excited, happy, tired, worried and sad all at the same time.

So excited for the summer plans we have; happy there are no more lunches, happy I don't have to go back and forth to school anymore; tired just thinking of all the things I need to do right now to get ready for 'stuff'; worried about entertaining the kids all summer; and finally sad as my kids are growing up sooo fast!

Next year I will have no one home with me during the day anymore! (I am VERY excited about that - and I feel a tiny bit guilty over that excitement...........

k, over the guilt now!!! lol)

I will probably do more volunteer time, that makes me happy. :)

Last week on The Inspired Scrappers blog, our assigment was a sketch. Here is the sketch and my sample;

Supplies; Magenta, October Afternoon, Nestabilities, EK Success, Cuttlebug

If you have a chance, play along with this sketch, would love to see what you do!

This week on The Inspired Scrappers blog, our challenge is to 'Scraplift'. I am working on mine right now, pop in Friday to see all the samples!

as always thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Magenta Sketch

Magenta has a fabulous 6 x 12 sketch challenge up! Check out their blog to see all the different samples from the design team!
Here is the sketch:

And here is my sample with this sketch. I don't usually work this size, but I have to say it was fun! If you have a chance to play along, make sure to share on the Magenta blog for a chance to win some goodies!!! :)

Do you ever use this size - 6x12?
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Bo Bunny Roughin It

Created this mini album with Bo Bunny's awesome Roughin It line and Piggy Tales Barn Door album. These albums are great! If you are a mini album maker and LOVE to use chunky embellishments; you gotta get one of these! The way they are made, they allow for so much depth to each page!

I am teaching this class at BC Scrapbooking Crop for Kids, coming up October 1-3rd in Abbotsford. I love that %100 of the class fees are going directly to Childrens Hospital.
Check out the site to see all the classes being offered that weekend!
Hope you had a great Tuesday!
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Happy Monday to you!

Wow we have been BUSY! No moments to spare even. Okay, actually I had 10 minutes outside by myself yesterday morning, just before leaving for church. lol

One of the big highlights was Kimmee's graduation. I am so proud of her. Now the next stage of life begins.

Then yesterday I had 100lbs of strawberries to deal with! My mil and fil came out to help. We had a great assembly line going and had it all dealt with in no time!
Yummy! A freezer full of strawberries!!

Today I am doing laundry and starting to pack for camping.
Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

A picture is worth..........

A picture is worth a thousand words..........................and this one especially!

Just came across it in my pictures and had to share.

I think Kolton asked Danny to look underneath and see if there was a wasp nest; so Danny just grabbed the front and lifted. Yep he is strong like that. No idea why he is grabbing his head, maybe he is thinking, or maybe he thought there was a bug on his head..............but it sure made the photo funny!
Kinda like Danny was looking under the 'hood' to see why the go cart wasn't working, but forgot that there was still a passenger in it. lol

Oh boys, gotta love them!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Good Monday Morning

Yahhhh it's Monday!

I know, that sounds crazy right!? It is just that we had such a busy weekend, Monday brings some quiet time for me. aahhhh
The kids are back in school, hubby is at work and I am here with just 1 little one and a pile of laundry! lol

Friday I was taken out for lunch for my birthday by a friend and we did some shopping till we had to pick up the kids. Then hubby came home and we went out for dinner for my birthday. And it was funny cause there was a lady there that looked familiar to me, but I couldn't place her. Turns out she was a fellow scrapbooker and also not sure who I was. lol Scrapbookers, we are everywhere! lol
Anyways, Saturday was scrapbook work, weeding and then a 40th birthday party for a friend. It was a 70's theme, and boy did everyone look awesome! We had a great time.
Sunday was up and off to church, then grocery shopping and off to a 4th birthday party.
Hubby and I were so tired last night, we just sat and watched 2 movies and headed to bed. Too tired to do anything else.
So today, Monday, brings some quiet for me. aaaahhhhhh

I will be doing laundry and cleaning house!! And of course scrapbooking somewhere in there!

Here is a page I did for The Inspired Scrappers blog; the challenge last week was wedding.

Most of all the supplies were from my Scrapbooking Fanatics DT kit. LOVE the banners, the smooch spritz, blossoms and bling!

And I added my new FAV embellishment; FABRIC! I matted the photos in a nice soft white material.

I already has this layout on my desk when I stumbled across this new site; Color Combos Galore I suppose it is not new, just new to me. Anyways the colours were totally what I was working with so I played along. Check them out, seems like a great site and great people!

Well my quiet time is over, I have a hungry little man and laundry machines beeping at me; must go answer them!

Have a great Monday and as always, thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

My 1st class is up....

Well I can finally start sharing some of the work I have been crazily getting done! :)

October 1 - 3rd, 2010 is the next BC Scrapbooking Crop for Kids. I am teaching 3 classes that weekend and here is the first one.
It is sponsored by Scrapbook Parade and The Memory Workshop Scrapbook Company

While the crop is sold out, I think you can still register for a class pass. That means you can attend the event and take some classes, you just won't have a crop seat.
You can see more details of this class here:
My Minds Eye Double Pagers
Following this link will also allow you to see all the other amazing classes being offered that weekend. (some are still being loaded, so check back often)
The BEST thing about the classes, is 100% of the money goes directly to Childrens hospital!!! AMAZING!
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Off Fishing!!

I leave in the morning to go fishing for the weekend.

I don't remember the last time I fished?

I know I did it tons as a kid with my parents.

I used to love cleaning out the fish and seeing what they ate.

But I NEVER ate anything I ever caught, or anything anyone else ever caught either.

Today, I prefer not to handle a fish, dead or alive and I still won't eat any.

I just don't like fish, or anything that comes out of lakes or oceans.
I know I am missing out on great food, that is also so good for you; but I will get my nutrients somewhere else.

So why am I going fishing?
Because I was asked to by my husband and his parents. It is just us 4. Me hubby and the inlaws. The kids are going to the Aunt and Uncles house. A weekend away with no kids, all expenses paid, in a cabin in the middle of no where..............uuuuhhhhhh sure, sign me up! lol

I have been told I don't have to fish. I can sit and read books all weekend, or take pictures all weekend, or cross stitch or walk or talk.
But I will fish. I have too, hubby bought me a brand spankin new fishing pole that is HOT pink and lights up when you turn the handle thingy! So I am going to look good while fishing too! teehee

So have a great weekend everyone, doing whatever it is you are doing.

Oh and meant to share that I had 2 pages picked up for the Fall issue of Canadian Scrapbooker. Thanks Canadian Scrapbooker!
I created this to put in place of my layouts; it is my son being as cute as can be with his cute little aliens. I have something to share next week with this photo and more!!!

as always, thanks for stopping by!