Thursday, May 26, 2011

New Magenta Products!!

Magenta has a new release!! They always make the most fun chipboard shapes, shapes you don't see elsewhere! Been to Paris lately, or how about New York! Yep they have AWESOME chipboard sets in those themes and more! You really have to check out their new catalogue! And if you can't find these products at your local store, ask them to get it in!

Click HERE to go see the new catalogue. Once you are there, just click on the blue title and you can download the catalogue. Let me know what you think too!

My favourite paper is that grey sheet; Peace. It is beautiful on both sides, but that grey is awesome!! I used it on a Paris layout and on a snow layout! Grey is one of my FAV colours right now and it can be hard to find beautiful grey pattern papers. Well this one is awesome!

Here are 2 of my layouts so far: (both using that grey paper, Peace)

See!! isn't it great! Goes so well with my son's snow suite. Imagine that grey paper on a card with yellow!!! oh I need to make a card now! lol
Below you can see that same grey paper, and 2 other new papers; the purple and pink; Tranquility and Hope. They are so beautiful! And the chipboard shapes I was talking about. Both Eiffel Tower shapes and the word Paris came on the sheet. The little alphabet I used for 'Dreaming of' is Magenta and so are the flower shapes. Magenta has so many great chipboard shapes, you really do need to check them out! The little letters are great, I just use felts to colour them to any colour I need!

The Paris photos I found from a free site, there was no credit to who took the photos, please let me know if it was you so I may give you credit for your beautiful photos.

enjoy your Thursday! Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Sewing Paper

Did some serious sewing on this layout. My sewing machine sees more paper than cloth, lol. I mainly used Echo Park on this. LOVE this line, okay I love all their lines!!! lol
I did this a few days ago, actually haven't done anything scrappy since this. Been playing lego with the boys. I resorted it all by colour and now we are rebuilding some of the sets they have. Mostly they have Star Wars sets. And Mega Blocks pirates sets. There are a few creator sets mixed in there too, like city streets, vehicles and I think a space set too. My boys are big collectors of lego and my hubby built a great place for them to play - and me too. lol
Rainy yucky day here, perfect for lego building.
Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Socker Boppers

Here is a double page layout I did using Basic Grey mainly.

This was Danny's 8th birthday party. Instead of giving out goodie bags, we found these and gave them out instead. The kids loved them! Even Granny got in on the fun. My kids still have theirs and every now and then they bring them out to play again. Good fun and you really can't get hurt. Well I am sure you can, but so far nothing serious has happened. lol

I am happy to report Zuki is back to normal, her foot has healed really well and she is not chewing on it at all. The cone is off, came off after 3 days, and I think she is very happy! lol
Hubby signed her up for a training class. So far she and he have gone to one. He came home with some great ideas for us to work on with her and I just got an email with some homework. Some of the ideas I really like and can see working. I really look forward to a dog that listens well, plays fetch and loves camping/water play! Right now she is still a puppy, but learning quite well.

Tonight is my Mother's Day Father's Day class. Here is what we are making:

I am looking forward to it, shall be fun!
Have a great Tuesday!
Hope the sun is shining where you are!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Cone of Shame

The other day we noticed Zuki, our dog, chewing on her foot. So I took a look and it was all red and raw, right on the pad. Poor thing, so off we went to the Vets.
Vet said she probably stepped on something, got a cut and then she just chewed away at it. Easter Sunday she was in the kennel for most of the evening while we were at dinner, so that is probably when she chewed it raw.

The poor thing is running into everything, I feel sorry for her, but at the same time I can't help but laugh. Vet said to make sure it stay dry as well, so when she goes outside, we have to put this plastic bag on her foot. The plastic bag is actually a recycled intravenous bag. Love that my Vet recycled that! They are tough bags and so far withstanding her going outside and walking on cement.

The bandaged foot and cone of shame have slowed her down a bit too, which is nice! She is such an excitable puppy, not aware of her surroundings 99% of the time, so she has to slow down or run into everything.

Here she is in all her cuteness, teehee

And I have a layout to share, this is Danny, 10 years ago!

Enjoy your day!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Happy Easter

3 years ago, my middle son came home with his Easter craft of eggs in a basket. He loved those eggs, spent lots of time creating them and wanted to sleep with them for ever. He was totally heartbroken when I told him the eggs either had to be eaten or thrown out. They would spoil and could not got to bed with him.
Here are the pictures I took of him crying, while he decided what he was going to do with his precious eggs.

I comforted him, then took pictures. My sweet boy.

I am happy to report that 3 years later, he is okay bringing home his eggs and throwing them out as soon as they crack. Or eating them, depends on 'crafted' they are. Some eggs are full of paint and glue and sparkle inside and out! lol

Hope you enjoyed your family this weekend.
I am truly blessed with my family.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The ULTIMATE snowball

Just popping in quick to share a layout I recently did. I let the diecut paper and the photo be the main focus. Very little decorating on this.

But a memory my son will always remember; how 'GOOD' he got his big sister!! lol
Enjoy your day! Thanks for stopping by!

Paper is BoBunny, chipboard letters are Basic Grey.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Sweet Sunshine

Oh the sunshine this morning is glorious and beautiful!!
Even though it is killing me! lol I have a migraine and the bright sunshine is soooo bright!!
I don't want it to go away, instead I am waiting for meds to dull the ache. I love the sunshine! It is so beautiful, inspiring and makes me happy!
Especially after yesterday mornings blizzard! Was that not crazy! It is Spring! Bring on the sunshine, birds, bees and flowers!

I have a layout to share today. (so not springy, lol) This was done for a challenge over at The Inspired Scrapper using a Pagemaps sketch. I love those sketches, and this one is easy. Hop over and play along if you have a chance this weekend!

Yesterday I was called into the Doctors to discuss some results. Looks like I have an unexplained 'hazy' area in my lungs. I have not been 'sick', meaning a cold or cough or fever so they are ruling out pneumonia. I have to have a CT scan to see if they can figure it out. Sigh. And as I mentioned above, I have started migraines, oiy they can be bad!! And I am not sleeping well at night. All makes for a grumpy mommy who doesn't want to do much. lol
Doing my best to stay positive, but I have to say it is hard. I trust in God, and I know His plan is best, but I am struggling to keep on this positive, patient path. Prayers and scrapbooking. That is my answer right now. Prayers for obvious reasons and scrapbooking to keep my brain busy on something else.

Thanks for stopping by little corner of the world!

Lindy, can you PM through Sisterhood of Scrap your address so I can mail your prize?

I need to add some things to my blog, like email me option. When I changed things a while back I didn't realize so much disappeared. And now I updated the computer and it went to Internet Explorer 9 and I have been having issues ever since. I can't publish my blog without going through Google Chrome and my emails are different and other things. OIY change and me don't work well together. lol

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Sooooo tired!!!

Ugh, I am so tired, but so awake!!! I have not been sleeping well at all lately. Today I was up at 4am, WIDE awake. No chance of sleep coming back. First I tried to do some crossword puzzles to lull me into sleep, but nope, so I got up. I switched the laundry, made coffee, and played Mahjong till the family got up.

I was also reading more about some of the new medications I am taking and one of them lowers my immune system. Great! Just what I need, to get sicker! I know, I know, it lowers it so that it can kill or heal or do whatever easier, but now I am scared to go near anyone for fear of getting their bugs and then in turn those bugs going crazy in me!! bleh!

Yesterday I went out with a good friend to my favourite second hand store; I know I was going to go on Monday, but they were closed. So we went yesterday. I found some great deals. Some new t-shirts for me, a few for hubby, a cute little shelf for upstairs, cute cute cute wood maple buttons and a puzzle. I am heading back today, I saw a bag of thread and forgot to grab it. hoping it is still there, dollar store thread is just crappy, it breaks way to easy and I am too cheap to buy brand new spools of thread if I can help it! lol

I have lots of errands today; bank, prescription refill, insurance, x-rays, and grab a few groceries. Then home to make supper for company. Making a maple bacon pot roast with mashed taters and some kind of veggie.

I have a few projects on the go too. Thinking of doing a Mother's Day/Father's Day class so working on that. I have a post going up this Friday over at The Inspired Scrapper, and lots of challenges for Sisterhood of Scrap and The Scrapping Nook. 2 great sites full of inspiring challenges and great ladies!

Here is another photo of my neice and her little family. So excited for them and can't wait to meet baby! Hoping I might even be able to be at the hospital when he is born!!!

And this is a little keepsake box I have created for her to fill with things. I am just making a little mini book to put in it too.

Also wanted to say thank you for all the well wishes, hugs, prayers and thoughts you have expressed to me. I appreciate them and hold each one dear!

Oh and I forgot to announce the winner of my RAK!!!
Lindy!!! Email me your addy and I will pop your prize in the mail!!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Death by Cheesecake......

Oh goodness I have a weakness for really good cheesecake! It is soo good!!!

Today I went to the doctor, have been put on 2 new meds, have to have some x-rays done and more blood work done. He is not taking me off the steriods, like I thought was going to happen and I am not to wean off them anymore either. I am to stay at the dose I am at now.

And I am going to the doctors once a week again instead of every 2 weeks. Sigh! Guess he didn't like all the info I gave him of what had been going on the last 2 weeks with me. He didn't really say I was in bad shape again, or heading that way, he just filled me with more meds and tests to do and said see me in one week. HHmm

SOOOO to make me feel better, I bought cheesecake while waiting for my new prescriptions. Got home and dove right in! I bought the Artisan Supreme Cheesecake Sampler from Safeway. It has Amaretto, Caramel Pecan, Raspberry Sensation and Chocolate Swirl! YUM! But I can only eat a little at a time. I need to hide this baby in the back of the fridge so no one else sees it! lol (yes I carefully picked off the nuts!)

I feel better with yummies in my tummy, but not totally. While eating my yummy cheesecake, I was reading the info on the new meds and well that depressed me a bit. More stuff to watch for. sigh, so I am off now to go to my favourite second hand store here in my town; Bibles for Missions. Going to see if there is anything crafty, any nice old old frames, some nice material maybe, a new shirt, pants for the boys..........

Oh the other day I stopped at the Salvation Army and found the circus playmobil set for $6!!!! It had so much more and some missing I am sure. But it had like 20 people, 6 horses, the stand, band instruments, a truck and trailer, 2 boats, rhino, clowns, hippo, seal, buffalo, trees, chairs and soooo much more! I love playmobil!

And my photo share today is one of my neice and her little growing family. The baby is due any day now! So excited and thrilled for them!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Simple and sweet

Here is another layout I have done recently. More of Kimmee's senior shots we did last year.

I used up some older stuff again, American Crafts papers, Heidi Swapp chipboard alpha, Dollar store alpha and a bunch of flowers and brads.

Been busy this weekend with my daughter here visiting and renos happening upstairs. We have all the walls on now and painted! That is what Kimmee, Kolton and I did. Painted the walls white.

Today the floor might go in. Hubby picked a wonderful laminate. It is a very distressed old wood looking. I LOVE it and can't wait to see it down!

Enjoy this rainy yucky cold Sunday as best you can! You know the saying April showers...................

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Have you seen the new ECHO PARK papers

I just saw some new paper sets coming out from ECHO PARK!!!
And I can say I am in love!!
and another they have said, but no picture yet - Candy Shoppe ( I think)
I saw the photos on their facebook page, go check them out! Seriously they are one cute awesome paper company!

I don't have any Echo Park, haven't been able to find it. Hoping my friend Kari is getting in ALL the lines, old and new!!!!! I want the complete sets of quite a few of the lines.
Oh I love scrapbooking, new papers, new designs, new stuff!!!!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

ICE a Winters day walk

Created a layout the other day. I used up some really old product. Ki Memories Wonderland, WRMK Bohemia chipboard letters, and little brad hearts I think I got 8 years ago! Oh and an older Deja Vu rubon with older Basic Grey alphabet; I think that alphabet was from Jackson, one of their first lines. Feels great to 'use' up stuff!
The pictures are from January this year, it was very very cold out. The boys were eating ice pretty much the entire walk. A free frozen treat to boys I guess. lol

The layout was created for a challenge over at Sisterhood of Scrap, an online messageboard. They have great challenges posted each week. Perfect to help get that mojo going.
This Friday, the 8th, they have a big online crop starting, come by and join us! You have the week to play and I think there are prizes!!!

I've opened an Etsy Shop to help sell off some of all the crazy things I create. Stop by and take a peak! I have lots more stuff to load, just need some time!

My Etsy Shop

Leave a comment that you stopped by and I will do a random draw for a RAK! I will leave this open till the end of the day April 10th.

OIY, been a rough week. Spent the last week in quite a bit of pain and discomfort. And a 'mini' flare up. I don't think anything specifically set it off, maybe just stress. So I am back to my very plain and bland diet and quiet days at home. I have been resting and just trying to take it easy. I see the Doc on Friday and we will go from there I guess.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

So Pretty...

I have a new layout to share. It is Kimmee, my daughter. We did a photo shoot last summer. I love these photos of her.
The large corrugated shape is from Magenta, isn't it AWESOME!! Seriously, you need it! If your lss doesn't carry Magenta, tell them they should!!!

I traced a bit of it onto the blue paper to duplicate the wonderful design.
I love this layout, it is my current fav!
thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Pincushion Teacup

I had this idea to alter my Grandma's teacup for some time and I finally got around to doing it. I only had 1 teacup, no saucer, no friends, just one all by itself.
I never used it and never planned too, it just sat on the ledge in my scrapbook room.

To begin I used a large styrofoam ball from the dollar store and wrapped it in the yellow polka dot material - which I found at the second hand store. I find almost all my material at second hand stores.

Next I hot glued the fabric ball into the cup, then decorated with lace and ribbon. The white lace is also from the second hand store and the daisy ribbon is from Making Memories.

I added a flower and 2 antique buttons. In the buttons I put the sewing needles, and the pins all around.

I love it and think it looks so cute by my sewing machine. :)

I hope you find some time to be creative this week!
thanks for stopping by!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Vacation Mini Albums

Today the challenge over at The Inspired Scrapper is Travel, Vacations and Getaways.
Here is what I created for this challenge. Pop on over to The Inspired Scrappers Blog to see what the other girls have done!

These mini albums are so easy to create when all your papers and elements match like a Basic Grey kit.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

2 more scallop cards

Here are the last 2 scallop cards I created.
A cute little whale and hippo.
The set of all the animals is from Stampin Up, as well as the water colour pencils I used to colour them in. Forgot how much fun that could be. Had to dust them off, it had been so long since I used them.

Enjoy your day!
thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

I stink you're sweet!!

Catchy title eh! lol
It is a cute little Stampin Up skunk image and sentiment. I used him on another scallop circle card I created. Isn't he the stinkiest!! If you look close, I used the puffy white snow stuff on his stripe. Hard to see in the picture, but it is cute!!
I also used October Afternoon papers, Bazzill cardstock, Snow Marker by Marvy Uchida

We have been pretty productive today, love that feeling! The kids did some cleaning, colouring, had a treasure hunt and then we had waffles. I made lots of extra waffles to freeze for a later date. They are sausage, potato and cheese waffles; yummy! Grandpa was here to mud the stairwell - we are renovating that area. And I took some photos of more projects to share.

If I feel up to it in a bit, we might make some caterpillars from the egg carton that is staring at me.

That's it for today, have a great one!
thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 21, 2011

A New Look

I think I finally found a look I like!
What do you think?
I like yellow, but couldn't find a set with mainly yellow, then I found this set with clouds and that cute owl and I was sold.
Yes I bought this design. I bought it from The sweet Shoppe, you can find the link on the right. It came with step by step instructions on how to do it and it was only $6.00. I figured I could squeeze that into the paper budget! teehee.
It makes me happy, that is what matters.

On my desk right now I am working on a double page layout!
I know I don't do them often!
AND it is a birthday one!
I know! I don't do those either often enough!! lol

I got my motivation form the The Scrapping Nook, a site I joined just recently.
I was invited by my friend Dee many moons ago, but just got around to joining.
So far they are a lovely bunch of ladies, with some great motivation, challenges and inspiration. Come join us!
I haven't belonged to board in a very long time, it is kinda nice to be 'somewhere' to say hi and share this great craft again.

I will share that double page layout soon too.
Kids are still home this week, so time to myself is a bit limited. We made paper airplanes this morning and tried to see who could get it out the boys room the farthest. The boys bed are built into the wall, high up so they have the floor space to play. Jaxon did the best.

Here is a card I created over the weekend. I have been wanting to create scallop circle cards for awhile and finally got to it. And I used my water colour pencil crayons, forgot how much fun those are too!

October Afternoon papers, Bazzill cardstock, Stampin Up stamps, ink and watercolour pencils, Nestabilities. I hand cut the inner circles as I don't have the nestability circles - yet! lol

thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Sunday Morning

It is beautiful outside! The sun is shining, it is warm(ish) and glorious!
The boys are off to church - no I am not attending yet, but soon - then when they come home, they are packing up and heading down to the river for an afternoon of quading, wienie roasts and playing in the mud/water/rocks.
I won't be joining them, there are no bathrooms to be seen down there and right now that is important to me with Crohns and Colitis! No wholes in the ground, behind some bush for me! lol Sorry if that was too much information!
I shall stay home, organize a bit, possible sew and scrapbook.

My wonderful friend Jillian nominated me for stylish blogger award, thanks Jillian!
I am supposed to list 7 things about me, so here goes:

1. I have Crohns and Ulcerative Colitis - I am newly diagnosed so fumbling my way through these diseases and what they mean to me.
2. I love Survivor, Amazing Race and American Idol, watch them every week!
3. All 4 of my children are mine, even though they all have different hair colour, they all came from me. I get asked that alot. I have a blonde, very dark brown, orange and light brown haired children.
4. According to my friend Kari, I have 'freakishly' small feet! I can take a child's size 4. :)
5. Most people know, but I am addicted to paper crafting. I love playing with paper, glue and scissors.
6. Hubby and I met at a work BBQ and have been together ever since.
7. If I could only do one thing in life, it would be to cure diabetes for my daughter and the millions who live with it.

I am now supposed to link to 7 other bloggers, but my friends are terrible bloggers - Kari, Renee!! And everyone else has been awarded already.

This is my son, right after he pulled out his tooth!

Enjoy your day today!
thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Last Few.....

I created just a few more Grey and Yellow cards. And now all the supplies are packed up.
I pulled out my stash of October Afternoon and created a layout and 6 cards that are almost done.

Here are the last grey and yellow cards:
I made 4 of these little robot cards, great for a grab and go birthday boy card. Robots are Maya Road, paper is Crate Paper, Bazzill cardstock and strips, Stampin Up sentiment.

I used a bunch of my edge punches on this one and another one of those FAB Magenta stencils.
Bazzill cardstock, paper is Crate Paper, Magenta stencil, Stampin Up sentiment, Close to my heart ink, handmade ribbon flower.

This is the layout I did, need to add the journaling yet. It was my son's birthday and we had water balloons. I remember Kimmee daring me to get her, and so I did. I don't think she thought I could. ;)
I used almost all October Afternoon, except Maya Road chipboard alphabet, Bazzill cardstock, and Martha Stewart little heart and green journal block.

Thursday I went in for another round of Remicaid. The days before Thursday were bad days. Yesterday was okay and today is better. Tomorrow might be great, or......
I always feel better after Remicaid, but not forever. But must keep positive and just deal with what comes. I am so thankful things are not as bad as they could be. I am cooking every night, doing some cleaning and able to play in my scrapbook room. God is good and has blessed me with so much. I am thankful.

I hope you got out and enjoyed the sunshine today; that is of course if you saw it in your area. We did, it was a blessing, we haven't seen it much lately. Tomorrow is supposed to be another great sunny day.
Prayers going to Japan and to my husbands cousin. :(

thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

A few more Grey and Yellow....

Here are the last few Grey and Yellow cards I created. I loved working with this colour combo. I found it to inspiring to also have all the materials on my desk.
I pulled out what yellow and grey paper and cardstock I had, oh plus white, then pulled out ribbons, tags, gems, sayings, letters, and anything else in those colours. Made creating more fun and easy. And it helped me use up stuff.

This first one is my favourite one, I just love it. The old kettle, the fabric and sewing.

The paper on this card was from my son, from Christmas. I think he found it at the dollar store.

This one was another lift from Cardmaker magazine, I didn't write down the creators name, so sorry! I sent the book along with a friend already. eekk!

I created the background paper using my Stampin Up craft ink, embossing powder and stamps. The little butterflies were at the dollar store. Yellow paper is Crate. Sizzlet die for the little tag and Stampin Up sentiment. I think the ribbon I got at Michaels.

Oh and I have one more thing to show you. I was playing with Magentas stencils and created this cute little holder that I will probably fill with Easter Candy of some sort. I put the stencil down on the cardstock, then used a sponge to dab the ink in. I just love it! The set comes with a few different branches and some trees and some other shapes I see that would be perfect for Christmas!!! If you see some of these, grab them up! EASY and beautiful! The little flowers are punches from Magenta papers, ribbon from Michaels and sentiment from Stampin Up.

I had my Stampin Up party last night, was a great deal of fun catching up with the ladies, doing some creating, learning from our FAB rep Tara and of course doing some shopping! Thanks ladies for coming, I really enjoyed seeing each one of you! I hope you are all inspired to create this week(end).

Today was a bit of a bad day for me, okay it was a bad day. Hubby thinks I have been doing too much lately, and well maybe he is right. I am off to the hospital tomorrow for another round of Remicaid, keep me in your thoughts and prayers please. Hoping this will give me another pick me up or something! :)

Enjoy your evening and get out and enjoy the forecasted sunshine we are supposed to get tomorrow!
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Spring Break has started...

It is the first week of spring break here and so far my kids didn't get the memo. No sleeping in.
Not that I am sleeping in. Ever since the hospital stay, I have been getting up early. I have tried to sleep in, but can't.
But the kids couldn't either because today is the day the big tractors and trailers rolled right in front of our house, shaking the whole house, to replace the big pipes. And the school beside us - private - is still in, guess they start spring break next week.

The kids have spent the morning building lego, what a great invention. My kids will play with that stuff all day. I used to play with it when I was a kid, and am so glad they love it too.

I have some more cards to share with you. Made some more over the weekend, and today I am working on a few more.

I am still playing with the grey and yellow colours, just can't get enough of them!
I did change it up a bit though, I created a St. Patty's day card, very simple with older supplies:

Then I switched it up again and used purple. This was Erica's idea, and it is so pretty!! The rubon on the back is really old and half peeling off, of course after I rubed it on it started to fall apart, not before. sigh. I wish now I had rounded the top corners of the cake layers. The color is much more vibrant, but grey dreary day here makes for hard pictures!

And another of the grey and yellow colours. I seem to use white with them too. So pretty! I used a shipping tag and sprayed it with gold smooch. The old sewing machine stamp is from Stampin Up and is in the catty. I love 'old' stamp images. And I played with fabric, found that yellow stuff at a thrift store, and the silver netting on the back is from Websters Pages - which was a gift from my friend Bev, thanks Bev!

That's it for today! Hope you are having better weather than us! If not enjoy your day inside.
Sending prayers to Japan
thanks for stopping by

Friday, March 11, 2011

A great Friday

Today was a great day. I had full intentions of blogging this morning, but my day filled up quick.
Chatted on the phone with a great friend and made dinner plans and a doggie/kid play date.
Then a great friend came over, we scrapped a little then went shopping and did some errands, including a trip to Tim Hortons for an apple fritter! yum!

Hubby came home early today, so we spent the afternoon together. First to the doctor. Things are going well. I am having a great week, no episodes, no pain, things feel normal, well except my massive amount of swelling and the weakness still. But otherwise I feel pretty good. So he put me on a schedule to slowly wean off the steriods and then go on this different med. I also found out that I am not to take Advil again. Too harsh on my system. I am to stick to the meds he prescribes or just regular tylenol.
Hubby and I then popped over to pick up my prescriptions, including the super drug and found out that Safeway gives you 7x airmiles on the full amount of your prescription - even if you don't pay the full amount. The superdrug - Remecaid - cost $3000.00!!!! so yeah, we totally racked the airmiles today! And will do the same for the next round! woohoo!

We picked up kids from school, came home and prepared a wonderful meal of ham, scalloped potatoes and fresh fruit and veggies. (no fruit or veggies for me) Then had a wonderful family over for dinner. They brought a yummy apple pie! mmmmmm! Yum!

One of the kids is staying here for a sleep over and he asks my son 'hey wanna ask your mom if we can do crafts?' I was like, uuhhh YEAH! let me get some stuff out for you!
So I had 3 boys creating cards and posters and whatever else they did here in my scrapbook room. And no I didn't get any pictures, totally forgot! lol

Kids are all tucked into bed now and I am finally getting a chance to get in here. I have tons of stuff to share, but I am so tired now, so I am only going to share a bit. Will hopefully get back here tomorrow and share some more. I have been creating like crazy! Mainly cards, but still creating!!

First here is the Magenta layout I did following their sketch. It is a pretty simple easy sketch. If you have a chance you should play along, then load up over at Magenta! I used older 4 x 6 photos and cut them down to fit the sketch. Look at the little kid chipboard shapes! Are they not cute or what! And the outlined chipboard hearts, love those too! Even the corrugated scallop piece is Magenta! They have really cool stuff! Look on the right of my blog page and you will find a link directly to Magentas blog!

And here is another of the grey and yellow cards I have made. I actually made 5 of these, very simple!!! I used the owl punch from Stampin Up. Love that little guy/gal! lol

Well off to bed for me! Thanks for stopping by, hope your Friday was a great one!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Grey and Yellow.....

I have been totally inspired by the colours grey and yellow lately. Loving them, espeically when mixed with a bit of white or kraft.
It started while I was in the hospital and my friend Lisa brought in a copy of Paper Crafts Magazine Jan/Feb issue. They have an article in there about Grey being the new black, and some incredible samples!!! They mainly focused on grey and pink, but had a few with yellow.

Well I have been itching to create with these colours ever since and I got started the other day. Right now my desk is covered with all things grey, yellow, white, kraft........... and I am loving it!

Here is the first card. It is a plain scraplift of Maile Belles, her card is in the Paper Crafts Jan/Feb issue page 65. It is simple and beautiful. Thanks Maile!

That card got my mojo going and I have more to share later.

Crate Paper also has a challenge going featuring these colours, so I played along with that too. Their challenge is on their BLOG and you must use Grey Yellow and Kraft. Here is what I did:

My sons football team. More pictures in the scrapbooks, woohoo! You can barely see him in the pictures, but I know he's there. :)

Today is a great day. Yesterday was a pretty great day too. With the help of my mother in law, I went grocery shopping, out for lunch, put the groceries away and baked a bit with the kids when they got home from school. Thanks Mom, for helping to make a great day!

And today, I am creating more cards and working on building more muscles in my legs. Going to go up and down 1 or 2 stairs and try getting up out of chairs without pushing off. I would love non-wobbly hips and knees! lol

Doctors tomorrow, praying for good news!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!