Friday, March 19, 2010

Happy Birthday to me! :-)

Well today is the day I rack up another year... 34... Seriously? I am 34? Although sometimes I feel like my body is more that of an 80yr old, creaking and cracking as I walk up and down the stairs. Inside I don't feel a day over... I can't even pick an age. I feel no different then I did 5 years ago, or 10 years ago... or even 15 years ago.. I am happier, more settled in my life but more mature? What does that mean exactly? I still take things way too seriously, but can get seriously carried away and silly when I am with my friends... So that leads me to believe the saying that age is JUST a number... it definitely does not define you... I am enjoying a movie night with my hubby (well he is playing poker on my cell phone) and my DD Katie... we are watching The Princess and The Frog. It is a pretty cute little movie. We are off to my MIL's tomorrow for a little birthday celebration! Yay for cake! :-)

Tonight at 12:01am NEW MOON is released! My DD desperately wants me to make the trip to town to go get it! I have to admit, I am not totally against it! LOL! Some of my friends didn't enjoy New Moon... I however loved it! It was so vivid and just grabbed me from the get go... does this make me 'Team Jacob'? I can't really answer that... I adore them both, which is what has made these books and movies so popular I am sure. A true love triangle at its best... I purchased some digital images from The Greeting Farm, images that bare a strong resemblance to the main characters of these films... I can't wait to make some cards for the crazed Twilight teenagers in my life... and a few of my grown up friends too! LOL! Can you say sparkly vampire?!? Can't wait!

Speaking of creating, I joined the Ribbon Rave 2010 Challenge over at Savvy & Sassy! And completed my first week challenge with time to spare! I found some photos of Sophie that I want to get finished up soon to avoid anything happening to them. They are some of the pictures that I lost from my hard drive & computer when they crashed at the end of last summer... So I started out with these ones... My baby gorilla! Sophie never crawled. She always scooted on her bum, propelling herself forward with her arm. She looked just like a little gorilla. And boy could she ever go fast! Faster then crawling could have gotten her! I loved it. My neice did the same thing. My sister and I came to the conclusion that it must have been the hard floors. We have no carpet in our house so maybe it was just uncomfortable for her? Anyhow it has made some good memories anyway! Here is my first layout for the challenge... what do you think?

Hope you enjoy it... I am off to sip a hot cappucino since I am feeling sickly thanks to my darling children who spread their wealth of germs this week with me! :-) Plus I need to stay awake for midnight! LOL!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Canvas Crazy....

Back in September I went to a day long crop, The Breast Crop Ever!, obviously a breast cancer fundraiser. It was a great day... lots of fun with some great friends! I had the opportunity to take a Canvas class from my friend Michelle from The Hope Chest... I have made a ton of canvas's before but let me tell you... This outrageously talented woman took it to and far beyond the next level for me! I loved the end result and have been putting more into my canvas's ever since! This is the Canvas we made in her class...

Here are a couple others I have done over the past couple months. I have stuck close to her design, since it just works... I have a few in my mind that I have going in circle in my head (hanging sets perhaps?) The possibilities really are endless! Now if I can just find the time to get them done! :-)

This one uses some odds and sods of embellishments I have had laying around for a while... The paper however is from the Basic Grey Ambrosia Collection. For those who know me, and my girlie ways,  you know this color combo is way out of my comfort zone! But boy do I ever love it! It is so much nicer in real life! Taking pics in my dark kitchen at night hasn't brought it much justice!

This next one uses Close To My Heart papers and embellies... we actually made it for a hostess club project. I think it went over well!

So welcome to my latest obsession!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

So I am already a terrible Blogger!

Well it has almost been a month since I have had a chance to blog! Seriously, time is just flying by! I can't really say what has been going on because it has just been life.... busy kids, busy getting kids where they need to be...

I did have the chance to spend the day scrapbooking, which was super fun! My friend from Medicine Hat came for the weekend so in addition to scrapbooking we ate way too much junk and stayed up way to late... that just seems to be our thing! LOL! I was happy that my sister was able to join us... I can't remember the last time she came out scrapbooking!

I have some projects I am hoping to get crossed off my list in the next few weeks so watch for this pics! Not so much scrapbooking layouts, but lots of alterables!

I got our Valentine's Day portraits back last week! So excited about them! My little Miss Sophie was so serious all day. She barely cracked a smile the entire shoot! If you are in the Central Alberta Area and are looking for a wonderful photographer definitely look her up... Krista at Head Over Heels Photography! This photo shoot was a fundraiser for my girls dance studio... I think we are doing another in the fall so if you are interested I will keep you posted when sign ups are! You will not be disappointed!!! :-) Here is some of her work!

10 more days until the big 34! Seriously? Where has the last 10 years gone? Katie was so sweet last night. She asked me what I would like for my birthday... being the mom that I am I replied "For you to clean your room... that would be the best birthday gift ever!" LOL! When Tom packed his lunch this morning he picked up a banana that has been decorated with pen... A happy birthday greeting and cute little pictures all over it! It was tied with a ribbon and a little tag with a birthday message for me! So being the kidder that he is, he has been calling all day to wish me a Happy birthday! So sweet and thoughtful that she wanted me to have a nice breakfast on my birthday! I am just not so sure the banana will last another 10 days! Gosh I adore her!!! <3

There is just over a month to go before we head off to Camp Croppin' in Calgary! So excited for the chance to get away! And it is even looking like our dance competition schedule will be working in my favor... I am also super excited to be getting to take the Copic Certification course on the Sunday!!! My hubby still hasn't quite figured out why I am so excited to take a class about coloring. But he will get it someday! :-)

I am going to sign off now... I have to get Miss Kate fed and off to PT interviews then off to dance! I promise not to go so long between posts next time... not even sure how far and wide this blog has gone, so maybe it doesn't matter! LOL! Maybe I am the only one reading it! :-) Even so, it is good to put something down on 'the new paper' once in a while!