Monday, November 23, 2009

Some more creations...

My weekend away was so much fun. A room filled with women passionate about scrapbooking...really, does it get any better than that.

Oh, yeah...and meals prepared for me. No cleaning, no kids and no bedtime! It was nice and I managed to get some fun pages done!

This one is Reese's 3rd Birthday:Reese NEVER falls asleep on us...except for this one time just before supper:Reese is all girl...just yesterday she told me that she wanted a green cell phone for Christmas, one with Tinkerbell on it (I wrote that one down on the "to get" list):Every year our first camping outing is to the same place. It's become a tradition to skip stones along the river sometime during the weekend (and doing it for a couple of hours at a time...Robert is actually getting the hang of it):
More to come later, enjoy your week.


Friday, November 20, 2009

Get Sketchy

The new sketch is up at Get Sketchy and here it is:

The sketch:
My card:

Every week, I am challenged by the sketch to come up with something original. I love making these cards because I am stretched and have been way more creative making cards for my family and friends...thanks to Get Sketchy.


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

My favorite page from my weekend.

So, last weekend I spent doing what I enjoy so very much. I went on a retreat that I attend every year. It was just what I needed and just happened to be preceded by a few days in the Rocky Mountains with my fam.

Our time in Banff was so much fun. We simply relaxed in our chalet most of the time. The kids saw a doe and a buck just outside of our room as we pulled in and that was the best start to the trip. It actually made me a little nervous because the buck had 5-point antlers and was only about 5-feet away from us. I was quick to tell the kids not to move a muscle and let the animals pass.

Once in our chalet we had chickadees come to our we fed them some bread and nuts. That brought more birds...some whiskey jacks, magpies and even one very confident squirrel.

We spent our time lazing around and walking through the many shops in downtown Banff. Really, for us a trip to Banff is seldom a bore. It was really nice to get away.

Here are some pics from our trip:
What trip is complete without a tea party?

We came home from Banff on Wed evening and I headed out to my retreat on Fri afternoon. All in all a great week.

Here is my fave LO from the weekend. It a pic of my son and his ABSOLUTELY best friend in the world...TOOT (our dog)! Last week made a year that we've had's hard to believe what life was like without him in our home!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Get Sketchy #14

Here's the sketch and my card for last Friday's challenge over at Get Sketchy...

The Sketch:
My Card:
Sorry for not posting it on Friday, I went to a scrapbooking retreat and didn't find the time to post before leaving.

Come back soon to see everything that I've made during my weekend away!


Friday, November 6, 2009

Get Sketchy Friday!!

Here's the new Get Sketchy. The giveaway this week is fabulous!!

The sketch:

My card:

Have a great week. We are packing up the family and heading down to Banff for a few days...a much needed break for our family.

I'll post pictures once we get back.


Monday, November 2, 2009

Crop Suey's Christmas Card Class

Crop Suey had it's Christmas Card making class Friday night and it was so much fun.

All the ladies that came truly enjoyed themselves and we actually got all the cards made in our allotted time (that may be a first for us)

Here are the cards that we made with the FABULOUS Cosmo Cricket Jolly by Golly.Card #1:Card #2:Card #3:Card #4:
Crop Suey is going to have one more night before Christmas. We will be making either a Recipe Book or a Brag Book. We are looking for your feedback. What you want to make we will deliver.

Anyhow, Friday's class was so much fun that I'm looking forward to the next class.

Thank you Ladies for making the night so much fun!!


Friday, October 30, 2009

The new Get Sketchy!

Hey all,
Another Friday has come and the new sketch is out!

Here it is:
Here's my card:I had fun making this one (I think I say that almost every week). This time was truly fun though. I had received a bunch of stamped images from a swap and have never really used them. This "dame" was one of the stamped images and I've loved her for so long...I must finally let go and put her on a card though! It was fun to color her in and then try to make her fit into the "perfect" card.

I like the look of this one!!

Bree and I have a Christmas card class tonight...only I will be teaching it Bree"less". She is still sick and cannot make it. But, she still found the time to make some of the cards that we will be making tonight.

I'll show them to you tomorrow.

Be sure to play along at GET SKETCHY for your chance to win the weekly prizes from one of our amazing sponsors.


Monday, October 26, 2009

Thinking outside of the box!

Ok, so it's not like me to be this creative. Actually, I'm not sure what inspired me to make this card.

Usually, I am the one to follow someone else's lead when it come to making things...maybe I'm starting to think outside the box (or maybe this is just one of those weird blips that sometimes happen!!)

Anyhow, here's the card I made for twins in my son's class...they absolutely love him and have invited him to their birthday party next weekend.
Then you pull the ribbon and unfold the card...The card then opens up...I really like how it came together...

Bree and I are teaching a card class next week and I think I want to throw this one in. I think it's just different enough to's also fairly easy to make!!


Friday, October 23, 2009

The Next Get Sketchy...I'm having so much fun with this!

So, the next challenge is up at GET SKETCHY.

Here is the sketch:
Here is my card:It's been so much fun making these cards. I even made my own creative card that I will show you on Monday.

Here's a little lead into the Harvest/Halloween season...and all the craziness that will befall us next weekend.

I also love seeing all the cards that the fabulous design team create. They totally inspire me to try new things and give me great ideas on how to use the stuff that I already have.

Thank you ladies, you inspire me!


Monday, October 19, 2009

It's crop time and time to get stuff done!!

Every fall there are so many crops that I want to attend. We host one at our church and this year I did all the cooking for the ladies who came. I also managed to get a little bit done.

They are not fabulous pages, but they are done, journaling complete and all! I also did not have all of my stuff with me, so considering those "restraints", I'm happy with the outcome.
This one is my DD's birthday gift from relatives, she had so much fun!
We planted our first family tree this was fun, the kids loved it!
Really, I don't need any other words for Reese but "Sweetheart"!
Here's my brave boy holding snakes...glad I didn't volunteer for that field trip!!

I am going to my BIG crop in a few weeks and I am already planning on taking everything (my space will be empty for the weekend and my DH will have a few days of enjoying a clean craft room!!) Those pages won't be missing any bling and "thingys"!

I'm also working on a project for all of the "teachers" in my kids' lives...there are about 20 of them between preschool, kindergarten, Sunday school and kids' clubs. Yeah...that's always a challenge to remember everyone!!


Friday, October 16, 2009

Get Sketchy #10

You know, some things seem to drag on and others seem to fly by.

I can hardly believe that we are into week 10 over at Get Sketchy

Here is the sketch for #10:

Here is my card:Things around here are looking up a little. We were caught up in an early freeze for the last week. We had snow almost every day since last Tuesday...just this morning we finally got above freezing and some of the snow started to melt.

Come on...really, it's just mid-October...NOT NOVEMBER!! I was starting to make contingency plans for Halloween...dressing my kids up as abominable snowmen instead of lions and tigers!!

We may be able to go back to animal costumes if the "reasonable weather" returns!! So, send "warm" wishes our way!!

Go over to Get Sketchy, try your hand at the sketch and you can win a fabulous Sakura prize!!


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The last of the Get Sketchy Cards

So, after these I'm caught up with showing you what I've been up to.

Get Sketchy #7

Get Sketchy #8Go on over and play, the prizes are amazing if you win. There is so much inspiration to be found there (it's where I find a lot of mine...) So go check out GET SKETCHY now!


Monday, October 12, 2009

Some Get Sketchy Cards

Ok, now that I have a few moments; I'll show you what I've been doing over at Get Sketchy.

Here are the sketches with the cards under them.

Get Sketchy #5

Get Sketchy #6

I'm caught up with them, just not with showing them to you!!


Saturday, October 10, 2009

Get Sketchy #9

Sorry I've been away for awhile. It's been a struggle with my son and kindergarten...but now it seems that after a month of tears, kindergarten is not such a bad place to spend 1/2 day!

Here's the new sketch up at Get Sketchy.

Here's my card.

Hope to be keeping you better updated in the future. I'm itching to get creating!


Friday, September 4, 2009

School's in and Get Sketchy is up!

So, it's a sad and happy day today. My son starts kindergarten this afternoon and I'm sad and he's happy. He's my firstborn, and I'm setting him free to roam in this big world without me. Ok, so I know it's just three hours and he probably won't even leave the classroom except for the recess; BUT it's a big deal for me.

I am a hoarder when it comes to my children. I want them all to myself (and my hubby too of course). It's tough for me because I am very concerned about the real influences that exist in the schools and many of them are negative. I have to daily pray that the foundations we have laid as parents are going to rise to the top and that my son will (almost) always choose the right path. I know there will be times when he makes mistakes (because we all do) but I want him to succeed.

I also know that it sounds like I'm sending my son off to university; but this is the first step to letting go, truly letting go...and that makes me sad.

BUT, he's excited and I'm excited for him. Bring it on! Let's tackle this together...oh, and he gets to do all the homework!!

Now, for the brighter side of things. Another challenge is up at GET SKETCHY.

Here's the sketch:

Here's my take on it:

We had to us the new designs coming out at Whimsie Doodles. They release on September 15th and they are FABULOUS!!!


Friday, August 28, 2009

Get Sketchy's new challenge!

The third week of Get Sketchy is now up!

This is so much fun...

Here's the sketch:Here's my take on it:

Monday, August 17, 2009

New Challenge over at SATU!

So, the new challenge is up over at Scrapping Across the Universe! I had so much fun with this one. First of all it uses the fabulous new Basic Grey Lemonade and that should be enough to make any LO a success!

Here is the challenge:
Max and Jude head off to New York. They find an apartment to rent with a new roommate. Have you ever had a "foxy" roommate like Sadie? Maybe you have had a crazy roommate, or a messy one? tell me your story.

Here is my take on the challenge:

Go over and have a look at what all the fabulous designers came up with over at SATU!


Friday, August 14, 2009

It's HERE!!! Yippeeeee!!!

The new Card Challenge Blog "GET SKETCHY" is finally up and going.

It's been Bree's baby for the last month and the response to it has been amazing!

Here's the sketch and my take on it:

You absolutely have to check it out because you can win some great prizes. This month's prize is sponsored by Crop Suey and you can get it before it's released to everyone else. What other incentive do you need?

You need more?

There are awesome sketches to inspire you; an awesome design team to give you ideas; and (did I already mention this one) awesome prizes to be won from awesome sponsors.