Tuesday, June 26, 2007

weekly catch up

WOW WOW WOW! what a busy week i have had. I'm sure everyone has read on Jessi's blog that we booked a trip to England for September. Gotta love the Travel zoo website. For those of you who don't know what it is, they email you the world wide best travel deals every week. Yes, it is free of charge.
Only one more day of school before summer holidays! I am in shock. where did the time go??? Andreanne, our exchange student from Quebec, arrives on Saturday. We are so excited to see her again. I made her a cute welcome banner ala heidi Swapp as it was one of our art assignments for the month. We were supposed to make one for our scrap space but I figured Andreanne would enjoy it more. It turned out pretty cute,although I have a few finishing touches to do check it out:

Also, this project was a quick and easy little way to showcase some pics. Want to make one? Go here


Renee and I scrapped some little projects with Kim and Stacy on the weekend. Kim ran out of creative juices, she let the rest of us have some, so she scoured my stash and made me one of her "kits"! It was so awesome! She found a stash of goodies that i had hoarded for some time and made me re-love them once again. Thanks girlio!
I was thinking about Emily's art cards and i was struggling with this one. You are supposed to choose ONE photo that brings emotion or that you totally love. How do you pick just ONE???? I love photos! I did find one though!
I was also tagged. This will be the longest post ever! SO for those of you who are hard core bloggers, read on!
. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?
Tanya Tucker...I know, how embarrassing!

2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?
Last night thinking please for the love of God can Vaughn sleep already!!!

3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?
love it! I love changing it up all the time

4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT?
ham, and black forest ham, and smoked ham,oh and did I mention ham??

5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS?
LOL! Almost a whole soccer team!

6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?
Of course, who doesn't want to hang with Martha? JK

7. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT?
me? no...never ever

8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS?
Yes but I would love to have them out, they bug me a lot

9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?
in a second! anyone up for that?

10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL?
oatmeal and brown sugar mmmmmmm, I had it this morning!

11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF?
no because you can't untie flip flops

12. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG?
for sure! I just pretend to be all girly but I can hold my own!

13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM?
fat free? as ifffff! I love turtles ice cream YUMMERS!

14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE?
their teeth, then I was always jealous how white people's teeth were, not anymore!

15. RED OR PINK?
is this an actual question? PINK of COURSE!

16. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF?
sometimes, i talk too much, but it is also my favorite thing at times cuz I meet great people!

17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST?
Connie:(

18. DO YOU WANT EVERYONE TO SEND THIS BACK TO YOU?
definitely

19. WHAT COLOUR PANTS AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING?
no shoes and brown track pants

20. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE?
rice cake and tuna with fat free mayo- curves diet going good still

21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?
crying baby, Chris says he can't hurt himself crying and i have run out of patience in this whole teething department!

22. IF YOU WHERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOUR WOULD YOU BE?
Pink with sparkles in it

23. FAVOURITE SMELLS?
a clean baby washed with gerber oatmeal soap, i almost want to lick him he smells sooo good!

24. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?
telemarketer

25. DO YOU LIKE THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU?
yes, and I would love to meet her in person
26. FAVOURITE SPORTS TO WATCH?
Gymnastics, cheerleading, and very little else

27. HAIR COLOUR?
Dark blonde with lighter blonde highlights

28. EYE COLOUR?
brown eyed girl baby

29. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS?
nope, can't stick my finger in my eyeball, gross

30. FAVOURITE FOOD?
tough question...I like so much stuff! crab cakes and aoli dip

31. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS?
scary scary! so hard to find a good one these days though

32. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED?
I am sam, tears and i don't cry at movies. I had to buy this one!

33. WHAT COLOUR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING?
white with pink butterflies on it

34. SUMMER OR WINTER?
summer, but not in alberta cuz it only lasts for five minutes

35. HUGS OR KISSES?
depends on who's giving them to me

37. MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND?
not sure

38. LEAST LIKELY TO RESPOND?
.................

39. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW?
Rich Dad, Poor Dad

40. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?
baby slobber, Vaughn loves chewing it

41. WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON T.V. LAST NIGHT?
I can't even remember when I watched t.v. last period.

42. FAVOURITE SOUND?
kids laughing with one another or them saying i love yous at night
43. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES?
Sshe said yeah yeah yeah, I love the beatles

44. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME?
I don't know because I am geographically challenged. I think maybe Cuba or Dominican

45. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT?
I think I am a good cook but please don't ask my kids lol!

46. WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
Brooks, Alberta

47. WHAT SUPERPOWER WOULD YOU LIKE?
to be able to go back in time like superman to save people

I am going to tag Jeani.
whew!
I had fun this weekend Renee. I may be up to see you friday to scrap one last time before you go.


I'm going to miss you:(
okay, off to go check you gals out

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Remember when...


side a of the cards

side b

i know this pic is blurry but it basically says the same thing as my post does

yep, this one is a bit blurry too but maybe that is a good thing lol!
here are my last seven art cards. Thank goodness Morgan doesn't read my blog or this would probably swell his head. When I saw Emily's post, I immediately thought of the Alan Jackson song, Remember when. I couldn't find it to upload so i uploaded lightning crashes, the first song Morgan and I ever danced to in 1994.
I know our relationship is crazy, (be quiet peanut gallery) but I do have to say that we are giving an honest effort to do what is best for our kids. We all had dinner out yesterday before Kian's soccer game and we both bathed the kids and tucked them in for the night. We have our moments of crazy but moments like last night I want to remember and sometimes I do..."remember when". anyhoooo, enough with the sappiness!
I am almost done painting my deck. Note: if you ever buy a house, make sure all the landscaping etc is done or that you have friends who are hands on! I am doing all this crap with almost no help and when I do get a hand it is a quick and fleeting moment.Hey Todd, time management is an issue but please for the love of GOD, can ya work on that? Ya do good work when ya show up to work!
I can't wait to post some before and after pics! I visited almost everyone's blog today and sorry if I missed anyone.
I am going to back away from the computer to paint while the babes are having a nap. Thanks for everyone's kind words about Albums from the attic For you local gals, I have a bunch of great new product that arrived yesterday including Basic grey's precision files set, 7 gypsies book knobs, gem brads and maya road stash. I am building an ark to hock my wares from this weekend's farmers market. I hope you can make it Noah! After, there is an impromptu scrap session at my joint Saturday at 3- til whenever you fall asleep! See ya there.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

updates, good friends, good things

Whew! I have a whole lot of updates! First off a big thanks to you amazing gals!
My layout was chosen as one of the favorites so thanks to those of you who chose mine! I am honored to be part of your success. I met some great new friends especially Kelly, when I was in Whitecourt for Renee's going away party.

Grande Prairie is far...but not that far so make sure you keep the spare room open for me!

what is this? This is the sign for my booth at the Farmer's Market. Look here to see what I'm up to. Although I love all my non-Canadian gals, you have amazing supplies at your fingertips. So, I had to even the score for the Canadian artists...I opened a scrapbooking business! I am offering classes and supplies until I can get a leasehold space ready for the stampede of shoppers.There were a few bumps in the road but I am committed to following through with this goal I have set for myself. After classes run, there will be a limited number of kits complete with supplies and detailed instructions,for sale.
I am looking forward to this new adventure. Once the store is ready I will be looking for local talent to teach classes,design projects, and a DT team. I love some of the USA gals who totally rawk the creativity, so there may be an email in your inbox asking for your amazing presence in way of a project idea.
With the business that this brings, I may be out of blog land but I promise to check up as often as possible and see what you are creating. Thanks to you girls who supported me thus far, you know who you are and I love you bunches!
Off I go to price the giant boxes of product...Maya Road, 7 Gypsies, Urban Lily, Hambly....and much more not offered at the LSS. See you at the market!

Monday, June 04, 2007

i am in yard work hell....

Here is a catch up on the mundane. I have so much yard work to do before the first weekend in July that i want to hide under a dirt pile and rot with the wormies! It is looking sooo pretty. Hey mom, I planted some real live plants and everything!!! So boring yes but here are some after and during shots.

this is the front walk so far, I have another flower bed to plant but I thought I would forgo the heatstroke and save it for a cooler afternoon.My grass is all dead because the crazy people who designed the house had the downspout draining there and across the walkway so you have to walk overtop of it...WHY???Why?? So now, see that pretty tree? It hides the downspout from view and it drains there and out onto the sidewalk, no tripping. TOAD_ you are a god with a little "g".

and of course...we have the camera you-know-what. This gal never misses a photo op. I am signing her up for modelling at CMAC where I modeled. She is a natural!
Also- health update: my problems with the tumor/cyst that I had are still giving me trouble and the bloodwork came back and i am on yet another round of drugs. Good news they say, I have an appointment with the specialist in August/ September unless something more serious comes up and they have to bump me...I am like what the dum@ fruck? (thanks Emmerson) Hmmm...I am sitting there thinking gee haven't I waited for 6 months to get the appointment, I have to wait 3 months to attend the appointment but they may bump me???? I am also waiting for my "second opinion" appointment. Okay, so thanks for the appointment I hope the tumor isn't something that's gonna kill me cuz I kinda am a single mom of four. 17 prescriptions for my so called "bladder" infection since Vaughn was born. I'm no doctor but hey if ya don't know, say "i don't know" and find someone who does!
Moving along.
Remember this pic?

okay, I can't find the original, i think Jess may have posted it on her blog. I scanned it, printed it twice the size in black and white then cut out my eye, lips etc on some basic grey paper. I used punches, Heidi rub on words etc and came up with this cool layout. STOP reading and pat me on the back cuz I may be a contender for some free goodies! I seriously got up at 7 am and worked on this until it was done.The arrow is pointing to the word breathe but you can't see it well from this pic. Stacy and jess saw it in real life and maybe they were being nice but I did the little dance just for my bad self! Thanks for the inspiration gal cuz you rock! I also got this idea from an ad, I think it was tampax! Ha ha. You know you're a scrap booker when you notice the ad design and not what they are advertising! We are a sad little bunch, but who cares I am inspired. Also- I am planning the schnizel of birthday parties for my daughter in the back yard so off I go for yes, more yardwork. Tomorrow I am going to visit blog sistas and see what you gals have been up to. And hey lady, I am workin on something just for you-get your camera out cuz it's pee your pants funny!