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!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Happy Tuesday!

We had such a busy full weekend I am actually glad it is over! kinda! lol

It started with a very sad but happy day on Friday. My husbands Grandfather passed, and Friday was his funeral. Sad because we are all going to miss him, happy because he is now home and no longer suffering. When we told the boys Great Grandpa died, our youngest right away said "Now Grandpa doesn't have a Dad on Earth anymore!" He was shocked and sad for that. They are so sweet! Our oldest boy said Great Granpda could look after Jake; our dog that passed in October. aahhh.

After the funeral, we stayed in town with family till late. Once we got home; hubby and I ran around packing up the boys, packing up the trailer, packing up my scrapbooking supplies, then crashing.

Saturday morning the boys left on a 'boys' only camping trip, while us Moms stayed behind and scrapbooked together. It was great! I was so glad to not be camping! The weather was not warm enough for me! They got rain, sun, sleet, ice and even snow! YUCK!

Monday was spent unpacking, cleaning, laundry and scrubbing down the little boys with dirt everywhere!! bleh!

Today is back to normal routine, boys off to school, Dad off to work and me home with the littlest one, finishing up laundry.

This up coming weekend, we do it all again, except this time we pack the boys to go to their Aunts house, while hubby and I off on a weekend fishing trip with his parents. Shall be fun! (I am praying for some sun and a little warmer temperatures!!)

On Friday I was up for contributing to The Inspired Scrappers Blog. Our challenge was to scrapbook with an animal theme. This is the cute little card I created. I used a Close to My Heart Stamp Set, Basic Grey papers, Spellbinders dies and Stampin Up ink and ribbon.

If you get a chance, pop on over to the Inspired Scrappers blog to see more and play along in the challenge!

Hope you all had a great weekend!
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Swimming in Scrapbook stuff

I have almost literally been swimming in scrapbook goodies! I love it!
A nice big box of supplies arrived Friday and I spent all weekend playing with those goodies.
Today another nice big box arrived, and I expect another big box on Friday.
I love new stuff, it smells awesome, they look awesome and feel awesome!
Life is good when you are surrounded by so much awesomeness!!!

I am working on a few projects that just happen to all be due by the beginning of June.
I have 3 classes I need to have ready for the BC Scrapbooking Crop for Kids in October. Yes the crop is not till October, but class samples and descriptions need to be up by June for class registration.
I can't share finished photos yet, but I can tell you they are awesome! 1 class features fabric, 1 class is an amazing mini album, and the last class is double pagers and die cuts.

I am also guest designing over at The Memory Workshop for June. The Memory Workshop is an excellent kit club. The kits come jamm packed with stuff, PLUS they have finished samples and sketches to help you use it all up!

And I have Scrapbooking Fanatics design team work too, I am using My Little Shoebox stuff for this! That stuff is sooo cute!!!! If you are not aware, Scrapbook Fanatics is back on line, they were down for construction. The store is up and running better than before! The Scrapfan blog is updated regularly with awesome inspiration, tips, challenges and more!! Plus join them on Facebook for even more good challenges and inspiration!!!

AND, this Friday I have stuff due for The Inspired Scrappers blog. I created the cutest little card and can't wait to share it! Every Friday there are new challenges for you to try out, check them out!

And because I can't leave with out sharing a photo:
This is my daughter Kimmee and son Jaxon

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Inspired Scrapper challenge

Another challenge is up over at The Inspired Scrapper. It is a challenge based on a Becky Fleck Pagemaps sketch. Here is my layout based on the sketch.

Hop on over to the Inspired Scrapper to see more detail, view the sketch and see what others have done with it!
Thanksf or stopping by!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

More Mothers Day photos

Here are a few more photos from Mothers Day!
Thanks for stopping by!
Tomorrow I have a sketch based layout to share through The Inspired Scrappers Blog!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Mothers Day photos

Here are some of the pictures taken on Mothers Day.
My dear husband, took over the camera, saying I had to be in photos. I appreciated that, there are not that many photos of me.
(But I have to admit, I missed taking all the photos and playing with the controls!!!)

She didn't quite fit in, lol
This was a really cool tunnel the kids all climbed in.
I put this one black and white cause my roots were terrible in the sun!
No idea what we were doing here, funny faces!

Then the kids all climbed into this wagon and said 'Mom, pretend to pull it!' I think my teenager enjoyed it a little too much! lol
Oiy! Another I should have turned black and white!
Tsk tsk tsk, Kimmee!
Just before leaving the kids danced around while the band was playing, was soo cute!

I will share more photos tomorrow, off to watch American Idol!!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Magenta Design Team!!

Today I received the best email from Valerie over at Magenta............
I was chosen for the Design Team!! Woohoo!!!

I am so excited, honoured and thrilled to be a part of this company with amazing products and very talented team!!

Go check out their website and blog:
Magenta Style home
Magenta Style blog

Congratulations to all the other talented ladies chosen, I look forward to working with you! And thank you to Magenta for giving me this opportunity.

Here are some layouts I have done with Magenta products:
This layout is on the cover of the current Canadian Scrapbooker, The chipboard swirl beside the photo is a Magenta product as well as the leaf and I used the negatives to punch out the letters for the title word. I designed the page and the photo is from Sheri Reguly.

On this layout I again used their chipboard leaves, this time using Ranger crackle paint on them.

Thanks for stopping by!
Tomorrow I will share some of my Mother's Day Walk photos!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Scrapbook Fanatics Friday Challenges

Hop on over to the Scrapbook Fanatics blog AND the Scrapbook Fanatics Facebook site to see all the Friday challenges!
Here are my challenges:

#1 - Get a jump start on Mother's Day and create a layout or mini album to document what you did (or will do) on this great day!!

I created the mini album as seen in the post below, I can't wait to fill it up!!

#2 - Create a double page layout using 6 portrait photos. This is a great way to showcase lots of photos, especially a sequence of photos.

And now for a give away!! I have not done one forever!
Everyone is welcome to join in.
To be entered visit the Scrapbook Fanatics blog and leave a comment, then become a member/fan of the Scrapbook Fanatics Facebook group and finally leave a comment here that you visited each site to be entered!
Get 2 entries if you become a follower of my blog or the Scrapbook Fanatics blog!!

-If you are not on Facebook, you can still enter the give away! :)

Have a great weekend!
I am going to be busy all weekend! Today is a Mother's Day tea at school, tomorrow we are having a garage sale, and sunday we are off to Minter Gardens for Mothers Day! Plus I want to fit in some scrapbooking time!!
thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Mother's Day mini

This Sunday is Mother's Day. Every year we always go for a walk, usually in Abbotsford and usually always around a certain park that has lots of playground stops.

But this year, we are going to Minter Gardens. I have lived in the area for years, but have never gone. My parents are coming with us. Unfortunately Chriss parents will be out of town.

I am really looking forward to spending the day in a garden with my family and my camera! I have been getting excited about all the different pictures!

I have already started my Mother's Day mini album. And yes, I told my family what colours they had to wear! lol

So looking forward to filling this baby up!

I used Crate Papers Pink Plum Collection. It is full of wonderful girly colours! Colours I don't get to use that often!

My boys; including hubby and grandpa, will be wearing orange and brown. The girls will wear pinks, oranges, browns, whites and so on.

The weather was threating to be ugly, but looks like it has change and we will have sunshine! woohoo!!!

What do you do for Mother's Day?
Happy Mother's Day to all Mother's Aunts Grandma's sisters and single Dad's!
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, May 3, 2010


Look what I found at the second hand store!! Complete with the box AND instructions!!
AND it works!!!!

Do you remember this? Did you have one as a kid?

I remember this. I used to play it like crazy! Back in the day it was so 'space age'.

I was telling the kids this was our hand held video game system. :)

I have also found an almost complete set of Spira-doodle. Remember that? It had everything except the pens, it even still had the little push pins. Oh the fun we had with that too. Drawing fancy circles and flowers over and over and

Oh one more I found a while back was Mastermind. That was game of the year in 1973!

My kids are all over these great games and that makes my heart happy :)

Have a great Monday!
thanks for stopping by

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!!

I hope you are all having a great day, scrapbooking, spending time with family, chores, shopping..............whatever it is you are doing, ejoy the day!
I am cleaning and organizing my scrapbook room. Amazing how much stuff is in here!

If you have a moment jump on over to the Inspired Scrappers blog. They are having a Design Team Call! Try out, you never know!

And just to leave you with a picture:
Hockey Cards, the latest craze in my house!