Monday, March 31, 2008

{ Thinking of you }

Thought I would sneak in a quick post before I head off to work. The girls are both back at school today and both seem fine. Hubby tried to go to work today but only managed about an hr then headed off the the clinic. He is very dehyrated and they sent him off for some blood work. Hopefully he can get back to normal soon...this has been a long nasty one for him!

On another note...last week my hubbys uncle passed away. We were all suppose to travel to Edmonton on Friday for the funeral, but everyone was just not healthy enough to travel up there. So I thought I would send out a card to everyone letting them know that we were thinking of them and that we were sorry for not making it up there. Lastnight I managed some craft time to get another one finished. This one is the same layout I had used for one of my last cards...but I like it.

Hope you all have a great Monday and thanks for stoppin' by.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

{ What a week!! }

Just wanted to let everyone know that yes...I am still alive! What a week! Well it took Em over 5 days to get better and then El got it on Tuesday...still not 100% and then about 1 hr later Daddy started!! He had it the worst I think. This was the sickest I have seen him in 18 years!! He weighed himself...he lost 15 pounds in the first 24 hrs!

Needless, to say...I have nothing new to show you. I am working on something though. So hopefully within the next few days I will have something new to show you.

I hope everyone else had a better Spring Break than we did!!

Monday, March 24, 2008

{ Happy Christmas? }

Well, you would think so looking at this!

Yesterday afternoon was +12C and there was absolutely no snow in my backyard. Then this is what I awoke to this morning!! Plus massive wind! Yuck.

So I guess this card I made is quite fitting...

This is a HighHopes image that I had colored a long time ago with my SU markers. I love this fun!

Looks like the worst of Em's illness is over. Just trying to get her eating back up to where it should be. She is so thin to start with that it takes a lot out of her when she is sick like this. I keep pushing food on her...only because I can see every rib and vertibrae!! On another note...I think her sister must be going through a growth spurt. She has been eating non-stop since Friday!! I am not exagerating either!! She has to stop eventually...right???

Thanks for stoppin' by and have a great Monday!

Saturday, March 22, 2008

{ Good tunes! }

Just a quick note to say that I have added some music links on my right sidebar. If you are lookin' for some new music, I have come across a 'new to me' artist.
Kate Voegele is awesome!!

Hope everyone is having a nice Easter weekend. It has not been great here. Em woke up at 5:00 am vomiting and then at 7:30 with diarrhea...needless to say the washer and dryer will be going most of the day! Oh well...hopefully just a 24hr thing.

Friday, March 21, 2008

{ Ahhhhh...Spring....}

It really feels like it here. The sun is shining brightly today and it is suppose to reach +14C here in Calgary on Sunday! We might have to have an egg hunt outside!! The girls are now on Spring Break, so we did our first family activity yesterday...took the girls to see Horton Hears a Who. It was cute, but went by really fast!

I hope you all have a wonderful Easter. I am hoping to do some stamping this weekend and hopefully finish Eclipse. I am taking my time with this one since I have to wait until August for Breaking Dawn to come out!!

Not sure if I will get back to post again before Sunday, but I will leave you with another card I made this week...

I love my new Papertrey stamps. This is my new Little Lady set that I finally ordered! I know, I am a little behind on this one. ;0) I love this set though. I can't wait to play with it more. I took my inspiration from a sketch that Jen did many moons ago on her blog. I decided that I need to start making some bday cards. Lately, I have been doing more 'thinking of you' and 'just wanted to say hi' type cards and never have a bday card when I need one. So at least now I have a few on hand. I am hoping to get a bunch of RAKS out this week...I have been so behind on that. So be on the might be one of the lucky ones! ;0)

Happy Easter Everyone!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

{ Gotta love it... }

... when you make something that you actually like! Lastnight I went down to my stamp room to play. I had started a card last week, but did not like how it was coming along so set it aside. So lastnight I decided to go another way with it. Well, I must say that I am quite happy with the way this one turned out!

I love this Ginger Blossom paper from SU! So pretty. I think I might have to get me some Groovy Guava paper now. ;0) I also got to play with my new Photo corner punch too! And it is hard to see in the pic but...Shannon...I even used the wheel that I bought off of you at the stamp sale!

Well it's the last day of school for my oldest today. Pizza Day...which means I am volunteering today. Then both girls have their 'Student lead conference'. Em's is a full hour from 5-6pm then El's is at 6:30-7:00pm. Not sure what we will do for 30-45mins in between...hopefully it's nice outside, maybe the girls will just play at the park.

Have a great day and thanks for stoppin' by...

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

{ 6 weeks and counting! }

Sorry...couldn't resist. ;0)

All I can say today...I am so happy that all of MY dentist trips are over with! Yesterday? Not fun. Only had 4 small fillings done, but my jaw was so sore. I had a hard time opening wide enough for them to put the clamps and blue cover over my mouth. They almost broke me!! The dentist said to make sure to masage my jaw...ya right!...put heat on it and take some Advil before the freezing wore off...didn't really help...but I am still poppin' Advil today and most likely will be most of the week. It is definitely more sore now than last time. Oh well, like I said my visits are over with now. But Em goes back today for her second baby rootcanal. :0( Then she has one more small filling and she is done. Then it's Daddy's turn! heeheehee...yes I am evil!

I was thinkin' I don't have anything to share today, but I don't think I posted this one yet. If I did...ignore it! ;0) This was another one I made at our last Calgal gathering in March. Don't really like this one all that much. I messed up some paper piercing at the top and had to cover it with something...once again not thrilled with my ribbon technique. Oh well.

Hubby is off playing Ball Hockey tonight, so I think I might do some stampin'. I have a ton of RAK's that I have been meaning to get out, so I must do some of those and I need to play with my new Papertrey stamps(Butterfly Kisses & Little Lady ) that I have had for a week now!!

Have a great day and thanks for stoppin' by...

Monday, March 17, 2008


This was one lazy weekend! I pretty much spent the whole weekend reading
'New Moon'. I finished it yesterday. So before I go to the dentist today, I will be buying 'Eclipse'. I was worried that the second book would not be as good as the first one? No way! So good!! I can't wait to start on the next one. Then I will have to wait until August for the next one. :0( Oh well, I can read all 3 like a million more times before then. ;0)

Just thought I would share the other project I did with my ladies on Friday.

I just love these Tiny Treat Baskets. They are just too cute and quick to make.
Well, I am off to dentist again today...wish me luck. I am not looking forward to it and have been feeling quite sick since yesterday it should be a fun day...hopefully I don't get sick on the dentist!!

Friday, March 14, 2008

{ TGIF!! }

I am so happy it is Friday. I am off this weekend and plan to relax. Been feeling a bit off this week, thanks to my dentist visit on Monday...yes, still feeling off. I am going back on Monday and plan to talk to her about it. It feels like my whole jaw is out of alignment or something. I have been taking Advil all week and even tried some heat on my jaw felt soooooo good...until I took it off again! Oh well. One thing that helps is that I bought this yesterday...

I could not wait till my held copy at the library came in. I finished Twilight for the second time on Thursday and could wait no longer!! I know...I need help!! ;0)

I have my monthly stamp class tonight. I was gonna wait to show you anything but I was feeling so guilty for not posting anything this it is.

We are doing the Cracked Glass technique tonight and one other project...but I will show you that this weekend. ;0) I really like this technique. It is a really nice effect...especially with snowflake and winter stamps.

Hope you all have a great weekend and thanks for stoppin' by...

p.s. What do you think of the changes I have made to my blog? It took some playing around, but I think I like it...just still not sure that I like the white background...what do you think??

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

{ Seven weeks...but who's counting? }

That's right...7 weeks today I will be on a plane for Disneyland! Woohoo! Although, it will be a small plane. Hubby was looking at things online and found out which planes we will be taking. Apparently, we will be on a 70 seater for our first flight to Seattle. Yikes! Oh well. I think I have been on one before. I will be fine...I will be fine...I will be fine ;0)

Sorry that it took me awhile to post again. Busy working this weekend and then yesterday I was at the dentist. Yikes!! I was going in thinking I was getting 3 fillings...apparently the dentist had other plans! I ended up with 7 fillings and 5 needles later!! Lets just say it was a fairly painful experience...since the freezing did not take at first and I almost took out the dental assistant! Lets just say that I will be poppin' Advil like candy today!

Thought I would share the lastest creation I did for my youngest to take to a bday party this past weekend. I had finally bought myself a few Mickey stamps last week and El decided she wanted me to make a Mickey card. So here it is...

I got my inspiration for this one from the great card that I received from miss DottieK...check it out here. I love this Mickey stamp. I will definitely be using it a lot!

Hope you all have a wonderful day and thanks for stoppin' by.

Saturday, March 08, 2008

{ I am obsessed! }

And it's not what you think...

I never thought it could be possible to be obsessed over a book, but it has happened. I know there are others out there that share a book obsession with me, but I never thought it would actually happen to me! I read yes, but not a lot. When I do read I love it, but it is just something that I do not do a lot of. Well, that has changed! There are only a few books in my life that I have read more than maybe two. But this book? I can honestly see myself reading it on a continual basis. First off I must thank Shannon and Karrie. A few months back they had spoken about this book on their blog. So I decided to give it a read. Well, I put a hold on it at the library and it took me 3 months to finally get it...I had actually forgotten about it. I got it this week and OMG! Amazing! I finished it today and have put a hold on the next one...I just hope to GOD it does not take another 3 months. I must say...I might be heading off to Chapters this week...don't think I can hold on that long!! Although, I have the book for another few weeks...might have to read it a few more times! ;0) And the full 4 books are coming out in October in one volume...who am I kidding...I can't hold out that long!! ;0)
So how obsessed am I? How sad is this...I was doing some stampin' tonight, cause I have a bday card that my youngest needs for a bday party tomorrow and need to work on some projects for my next stamp class next week. But some how Twilight, just popped into my head...again! I ended up making this! A bookmark...for a book I don't even own! How sad is that!??! ;0)

But seriously...if you have not read this! What are you waiting for? I tell will not be sorry! You will find this book in the Young Adult section. At first I thought it a little odd that I loved a book meant for teens so much...but hey, what about Harry Potter, right? I am 37 and proud to say...I LOVE THIS BOOK!!

Okay, I'm done now... heeheehee...but I am sure this will not be the last you hear of the Twilight Series!! ;0)

Thursday, March 06, 2008

{ This is tough! }

I have been working all night and all morning trying to change up my blog template. Man it is tough!! I have seen lots of great looking blogs lately with the 3 panels, but mine just looks silly...or at least I have not found one I like. I wish I could make one myself...just not that computer savy to figure it all out. I did manage to make my own banner though. Nothing special, but I like it. I just need to figure out how to make my blog a big wider. But this one is good for now. What do you think?

Okay, a quick post today. I had to clean up my stampin' desk the other day and found a few cards that I had set aside to make. So here is one I did the other night...mainly just to clean up. ;0)

Pretty simple really. And one more to add to my Christmas pile. I think that makes 2 thus far...I need to get busy on those!!

Have a great Thursday! :0)

p.s. Em is doing much better today. The dentist did an xray lastnight and the tooth looks really good. The gums are most likely just bruising. But she did have swelling and a fever, so she put her on some antibiotics just to be on the safe side. She woke up this morning much better. Although, she was crying a lot lastnight in her sleep...not sure why.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

{ 8 weeks to go!! }

That's right 8 weeks yesterday until Disneyland, baby!!

It has been another whole week since I last posted! Wow! It started off that I did not have anything new to show you and then I was working so much last week...and then this week our oldest had to go to the dentist for her first filling...which ended up to be a baby root canal!!! Let's just say she did awesome, but it has not been fun. We are actually taking her back in tonight to get her checked. The dentist was pretty sure that it would abscess and it looks like it is. Poor thing.

I do have a few things to share though, so I promise to have a few posts this week...promise!

This first one was one I did on Saturday night with the Calgals(minus Allison who forgot about us...just kidding) A bunch of us Calgary gals had a used stamp sale at Nancy's house earlier on Saturday and I was lucky enough to pick up the retired SU set 'Water Color Minis'. So this is what I did with it Saturday night. The pic is not the best, but I really like this one. It is very simple, but pretty none the less.

Well, I am off to workout before the kids get home and then off to see the dentist again! Yikes!