Sunday, December 24, 2006

Merry Christmas wishes!!!

...From the 5 of us :) We hope that you will all have a wonderful Christmas, and many Blessings in 2007! Our card this year just captures some of our familys moments from throughout this past year.

We are looking forward to making some wonderful memories and sharing some really special time with our family and friends over the next few days. On the schedule; an evening at a hotel with all of my cousins and family for a buffet, gift-giving and swimming. Christmas eve dinner at our house...On the menu: Breakfast! mmmmmm our favorite; a ham and crepes with warm pudding fresh biscuits and lots of fruit, eggs done however you like, awesome!!! And Christmas day shared with Cam's family. I love all of the traditions we share, and watching the kids enjoying the good times all together.

have lots of hugs and take lots of pictures!

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Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Kids cards

Emy's above and Tiara's below

Merry wishes from my girls! These pretty red gift cards by Anna Aspnes were PERFECT for making little cards that the girls are giving out with candy canes to all of their friends for Christmas. a wee bit of dressing up and a cute little face in there and voila! I love things like this that make my life easier. I get the results I want in half of the time. Thanks Anna for a great starting place :) check out the whole pack HERE

and if you look closely you may notice that the supplies used on these look are the same as some of the ones on Lauren's page below....I still had the file open when I started these so I saved even more time by dragging the pieces over shadows and all! It's not a crime to find ways to save some time...Especially when there is play-doh to be squashed and backs to rub!

I'll try and post some pics of all of our holiday fun sometime tomorrow. Lots of good happy family time this past week. We all really needed that.


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Holiday scrapping!

This is a hybrid layout I did for our friends Brett and Lisa. I did a one year shoot of their little girl Lauren and she is such a character I couldn't resist scrapping this photo! They gave out a 4x4 version as a Christmas card this year. Isn't that the greatest little face? Tiara and I had a great time making the wings with glitter and puff paint, she has so much fun sitting at my island with me and making things, a good little creative buddy :)

lots of fun goodies on this page from new stuff out at scrap artist! I am just a mess when I get over there lately , my cheeks get red and my heart is all a flutter... I just don't know what to look at first!!! totally loving all of the new designers they have found from the apprentice contest! good good stuff in their shop. browse around HERE

I hope all of you are enjoying this lovely season of joy. In the middle of all of the hectic rush that seems to be all around please take the time to stop and think about what really matters in your world. Smiles and wishes for happy days from me and my scrapping pal Tiara Posted by Picasa

Monday, December 11, 2006


I like games, love em in fact. And two scrapping friends of mine, Beth and Susan Opel ( two fun and funky sweet sisters!) tagged me last week. a few fun questions to know me a little more. So I figured why not?! here are the goods...

A - Available or single: not even a tad, totally taken!
B - Best friend: Cam ( my hubby)
C - Cake or pie: mmmmm! cake all the way ! with reeeally good icing and ice cream on the side..or just yummy ice cream cake
D - Drink of choice: Hot Chocolate with whip cream!
E - Essential item you use everyday: lip gloss/chap stick
F - Favorite color: Pink&brown... orrrr blue&brown...or just!...heck or just blue! you get it :)
G - Gummy bears or worms: hmmm, well, bears are cuter but worms are more fun to leave hanging halfway out of your mouth!
H - Hometown: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
I - Indulgence: CHOCOLATE !!!
J - January or February: January, I love the freshness of a new year filled with the promise of new adventures!
K - Kids & names: 3 girls; Emilea (7), Tiara (4), and Kaiella (2)
L - Life is incomplete without? God's grace, my family, lots of laughter and a breath of fresh air every day
M - Marriage date: July 1 ( Canada day, they set off fireworks for us every year!)
N - Number of siblings: grew up with none and now have 4
O - Oranges or apples: really cold golden delicious apples
P - Phobias or fears: losing the ones I love
Q - Fave quote: hmmmmmm...I can't pick just one right now :( maybe I will come back and add
R - Reason to smile: a new day full of round little happy faces with exciting stories to tell me :)
S - Season: the fresh crisp air and warm glow of fall, the crunch of the snow and magic of winter, the birds chirping, warm blossoming breeze and rain storms in spring, and the warm toasty sunshine, tanned kids, and days outside in the could I pick just one!!!
T - Tag 3 or 4 people: my girl Amy, funny Torm, nitty gritty Jody, olive juice and lovely Leah
U - Unknown fact about me: I love to organize closets by color! ( silly I know but I love it!)
V- Vegetable you don't like: almost all are yummy raw, but I can't stand them cooked...except for corn
W - Worst habit: over-thinking
X - Xrays: too many!
Y - Your fave food: cheese! in any form ( except green and fuzzy or the stinky stuff)
Z - Zodiac sign: Sagittarius

that's it! just a bit of me :)
welcome to the week, I hope yours is Blessed!!!

Saturday, December 09, 2006

slip-ups & slip-slops

that's what she calls them. My sweet little Kaiella and her very loved pink slippers have a great time and go on many adventures lol! I get such a kick out of her funny little words as she is learning to talk more and really working to express herself as much as she can like "I neeeeeeed my slip-slops!!!!!!" and her chubby little hands work so hard to get them on, oh so cute on the wrong feet. or "mama I love slip-ups", "you do?", "oh yesss, slip-ups is my fawerite!" she just cracks me up. oooooh OKAY! , now you have to pretend not to be bored when you see the page I do, because as I am writing this I am realizing that I SO have to scrap it! she'll laugh too in a few years

here is my funny little girl. messy face? yesseree! like I said, her and her slip-ups have some pretty great adventures. a few days ago it was this; the blue tint is paint, she was breaking out the little circles of watercolor from the girls' paints and EATING them! yummmmm. and then , no more than 15 min after I put a very friendly end to that she was M.I.A. and quiet again. So I went on the hunt for her and she had gone up to my bathroom and opened my make-up bag to apply some nice cover stick-lipstick! she did a great job trying to keep it on her lips and then didn't smash it or eat it but put the lid back on, back in the bag, and even zipped it back up! so no harm done there at all, and pretty good for a 2 yr. old! Oh I love to see the world through 2 year old eyes it is so fun and happy and filled with cool discoveries :)

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Thursday, December 07, 2006

Today is the day

I was born!
7 weeks early, only 4 lbs 14oz. and by the looks of this old picture I got right down to praying! LOL Can you believe we all started so tiny? or even more that our kids really will grow up to have opinions and skills, and a life just like we all do.
fun to look back, and to look forward too.
here are a couple more "little C.D.s"
this one is 6 months ( quite the little chubber!)
and my happy little 4 year old self
I keep getting asked what I want for my birthday, so I have been thinking about it and what I want most of all is to stay at home cozy and warm ( -34c today! brrrr) with no extra driving kids all over the place, and take a nice long nap, and then in the evening I want to eat a really good frozen treat and cuddle up with a movie and a blanket right here with Cam. There you have it, my biggest wish!
happy December 7th everyone!!!

ETA: I just want to say a huge thank-you for all of the wonderful Birthday wishes, totally making my day! :)

Monday, December 04, 2006

a shout out to my washing machine!

challenge: Scrap an emotion
Choose an emotion to scrap, and convey that emotion in all of the details of your layout (embellishments, journaling and of course the photo itself). For my layout I have chosen to scrap the emotion of Joy. I have used my embellishments and journaling as the joy that radiates right from my little girl's heart! Even the striped paper I chose looks joyful to me. Be imaginative and have fun with it.

challenge: Let your background set the scene
Use your imagination and have some extra fun with your supplies. Create a cool background scene by using your product in unexpected ways.
On this layout I used chilly snow colored paint, hand drawn windy swirls, and cut my papers into hills, sun and sky. This is a great way to explore your creativity!

challenge: Let your product lead you
Choose one cool product that you have been wanting to use and let your page be inspired by it. Product can be such a great starting place for inspiration!
For example, on my layout I really wanted to use these super cute wings from Fancy Pants so I used them as my starting place. From there, I looked for a photo showing her little back and then paper that would resemble the sky, everything else took shape around that. Don't think too hard, just dig in and go for it!

Challenge: Get your supplies out of your scrapbook
Raid your stash and pick a few supplies to explore in a non-layout project. It is so refreshing to take a break from regular scrapping and think differently!
I chose to make these little place cards for my girl's tea party, from slide mounts. I added a bit of paint and doodling, dressed them up with some little paper flowers, and even used my digital supplies and software to make the name inserts, (so you digi gals can't sit this one out, there is plenty you can do!) If you need some extra ideas, look through your favorite idea books or online galleries for inspiration.

I just thought I would post these challenges here. ( supply lists are here) Please join in the fun, even if you didn't get to join in over at CK. It feels so good to have work that I can share again, it has been awhile :)
some good news is that very soon I will have a blog space on the CK site where I will be able to share work and regular challenges, should be fun! I will keep you all posted on that.

tonight I am thankful for my washing machine :) I am serious, it is really nice. Cam surprised me by buying it when I was away last year and I love it. Front loading, uses only a bit of soap, does an amazing job, and it holds a ton! I have been so so busy this last little while, and then dealing with all of these migranes, that I am afraid our laundry situation was getting to a critical level! LOL! but with this machine I will be caught up in no time. I am a funny girl. I actually really enjoy doing laundry, and tonight as I was washing the first few loads in a long while I was just thankful to be doing it! mmmmm! Soon it will be out of the dryer all yummy smelling and warm....Love it!
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