Thursday, December 16, 2010
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Took the opportunity to play around with my camera and try and get some good night shots. Its so hard! So these were as good as I could do... and I am pretty sure my neighbors think I am crazy since this was about 10:00 last night!
Friday, December 10, 2010
I have been super busy... not much time to get crafty! But tonight I have the house to myself so hopefully I will have some fun things to share soon. Have a great weekend...
Saturday, December 4, 2010
I remember when these coats were all the rage... when we got them and where... how much fun we had shopping together.... the tiny, gross apartment that her bf at the time was living in (where the pic was taken).... the super snow storm we drove in to go out dancing that night.... how cold it was walking back to his place that night. Silly little things but makes me think back to my university days!
This page is a mash of a ton of different manufacturer's products! TPC Studio paper, May arts ribbon, AC thickers, Zva pearls, Cordinations paper, Prima flower, Girls Paperie clock, Stamps from both Studio Calico and Kaiser Crafts and paper from MME. Phew!!!!
Lots of fun plans going on this weekend - My work x-mas party was last night and tonight we are going with 40 of our friends to Boogie Fever in Ferndale, MI! Going to be so fun. Its our Christmas/5 peoples birthdays parties all together.
Have a great weekend,
Thursday, December 2, 2010
I also bought a bunch of stuff from the store.... check out these NEW thickers :)
There was a thread over on 2peas today talking about how many Thicker packages you have... it prompted me to count today when I got home. Officially I have 67 including these two new ones!!! Yikes.... maybe I should not have counted ;)
Got some of the dear lizzy ribbon trim in a couple new colors... some Jenni bowlin buttons and some AC Christmas ribbon too. Love the turquoise rose ribbon with the gems... think it will look great with the Crate paper!!!
Oh ya... and about the RAK ---- Well you have to head on over to Catch the Moments Blog! Lots of dear Lizzy goodies up for grabs. The rules to enter -- become a follower on the DT blogs and then report back to the main blog. Sounds pretty easy to me!
Also if she gets enough followers on the main blog there will be a BIG sale happening. So head on over!
Monday, November 29, 2010
This award has a few rules.....
1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this
2. Share 8 things about yourself
3. Pay it forward to 8 bloggers that you have recently discovered
4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about their awards
So here are my 8 things.....
1. I love chocolate... anything chocolate! I could live on just chocolate :)
2. I am a super picky eater. I have a long list of thing I won't/don't eat and a hand full of things I do... and even then.. those things have their exceptions! (weird I know!)
3. I love IKEA. I camped out overnight for the Grand Opening of the Canton, MI IKEA!
4. Golf is my favorite sport and the only one I am good at. I am a 5 handicap now :)
5. I took a golf lesson this summer out at the Butch Harmon academy (if you are an avid golfer this will mean something... if not then just know hes Tiger Woods old coach!)
6. I love to travel and see new cities.
7. I cannot stand to sit on a beach and read all day. What a waste of time ;)
8. My favorite shows at the moment are Parenthood, Modern Family, Cougar Town and Grey's Anatomy.
Phew... that was harder than I thought it would be! lol :)
Now on to 8 blogs that I think deserve this award... (lots of ladies I would love to send this to just got it this week so I will try not to duplicate!)
1. Angela Hathikhanavala - Paper Cupboard
2. Casey Wright - Creative Casey
3. Lisa Kisch - Babies, Paper & Song
4. Sarah Rice - She Scraps
5. Nancy Keslin - My little Corner
6. Marcie Morgan - Just a Country Girl
7. Brenda Weaver - Sweet Paper Treats
8. Devon Hickmann - Catch the Moments
Hope you all had a good weekend! Mine was busy as usual... but fun.
Need to get some scrapping done this week and I will have some fun stuff to share :)
Today is also my birthday! 29 on the 29th. I think thats called my Champagne birthday or something :) Since I have already celebrated on friday with Jess, Saturday lunch with Liv and dinner with my family on Saturday... no special plans tonight :)
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
This weekend I was over at Scrappy Chic and it was all about the trims for me! Chris has the new American Crafts ribbon wall set up... and its awesome!!!
Picked up this little guy from Maya Road..... its so soft.... we were all petting it at the counter! The color and size is great too.... less than an inch wide!
These next two I had to have... since I already love the baby version of this ribbon.... this big daddy verion almost 2" wide!!!! I have so many ideas for this already!
With Christmas coming don't you think this would be great on some Christmas cards?? Yup the same little ribbon in green..... this is in their Halloween line!!!
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
But we were lucky. Every Canada day weekend my dad and some of the other dad's would collect money from everyone on the block and buy a TON of fireworks. All the moms would make snacks and bring drinks. After the fireworks we would get sparklers and run around in the street!
Late in the summer when I started to get dark earlier, we would have huge games of hide and go seek in the dark. We had teams... usually girls vs boys! In the winter our backyard would flood every year.... which made the best natural ice rink. All the kids would come skating at our house. On snow days all the moms would come over and bring tons of food... all the kids would make snow forts and play in the snow.
Ahh... good times :) .... maybe I should get back on topic to my layout :)
These are some of the neighborhood kids. Me in the front and my brother Sean at the end. Mostly Doodlebug products used here with some KI letter rubons. I really love how this turned out since its very different than my usual style.... but it suits the theme of the paper and picture.
With the lack of sunlight the past couple weeks its been hard to get good pictures of my layouts. So its the best I could get!
In other scrappy news.... the kit that I posed about a couple days ago from Catch the Moments Kits is on sale this week! All the kits that are normally $18 are now $14! So head on over and check it out :)
Have a great day!
Monday, November 15, 2010
At CHA this summer I got to meet Suede from season 7. (I think I posted this pic just after I got back) But here it is all scrapped up :)
Used the new Glitz products here.... the paper, transparency, tulle and journal cards.
Here is a close up of the flower and tulle arrangement in the corner. My favorite part of the page. Those are the smae kind of flowers I used on the wedding page a couple days ago.... glimmer misted them up to give the color more punch and some sparkle.
Hope you all had a great weekend! Mine was busy working on the basement as usual. The grout is done and the carpet is in... just leaves some trim and then its time to decorate... which is the fun part!!!
On Friday night some friends of our from the states came over for dinner. We went to this little place called Vito's..... SO GOOD! I can see why my brother and Jess ate there like every weekend! lol.
I promise soon some basement reno pics. My brother from T.O. has been asking :) Wish I had remembered to take some good 'before' shots... no one will believe how bad it really was ;)
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Isn't it pretty!
Its filled with AC and BG goodies! The new AC classics line mixed with BG Curio.
And look at those thickers... patterned canvas thickers... and yes you get a whole set in this kit!
Unfortunately this is not the kit I will be working with this month for the DT.... but fortunately she will be sending some other awesome goodies to work with! I can't wait to get them. I also ordered some extra Thickers and ribbon for her site. Honestly the best prices on Thickers and Dear Lizzy rose ribbon I have seen.
So head on over and check it out. Devon is super nice so just shoot her an e-mail if you have any questions. Also.... she is working on a real website for the store that will go up soon. Very excited for that as well :)
Last night I finished up the journaling on the two layouts I made at the crop this weekend. So now I can post them! Hopefully there will still be sunlight when I get home tonight to photograph them... sigh... I hate leaving and coming home from work in the dark!!
Have a great day!
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
The paper that I used as a matting here is one of the new Hambly vellum papers. I inked the back with the Tim Holtz distress ink as well to give it more contrast against the white paper.
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Love how this ribbon idea turned out. AC ribbon stitched in place. Can you tell I am addicted to sewing on my layouts :) It just doesn't feel done to me without it!
Saturday, November 6, 2010
This will be up at Scrappy Chic soon! I will be there scrapping Sunday actually :) Meeting up with fellow DT member Angela and Mary (who came to CHA with me!). I think we will have a good time. Its a free crop so come on by if you are in the area!
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
I have been working full time (which is great!!!) and renovating our house. The basement to be exact. As well as fixing up the other stuff that we tend to live with and not notice until we really look at it.
We fell in love with a new house, in the town that we love. Now this would be a good thing... but you can't fall in love with another house when you still have your house, especially when your house is not near ready to sell. So we have been working all day and then coming home and working all nights and weekends on the house.
Not leaving too much time for crafty stuff. But I did sit down and get my DT layouts done for Scrappy Chic. Once I get them photographed I will share them here. In the meantime, I will share the pics that Angela took of my new kit! She is the best :) She took pics to send to me so I would know what I had to work with when we meet up for a crop on Sunday. Scrappy Chic has free crops on Sunday from 12-6.... so come on by and join us if you are in the area!
Here is what my new kit has.... can't tell what paper line that is on the right hand side... thinking doodlebug?? Lots of good embellishments this time around as well :)
Thanks for the sneak peek Angela :)