Tuesday, July 31, 2007

passionate blog kisses!

well well well! Since arriving home from Denver, I have been in scrap haven! I am cranking out the projects, finishing UFO's and my desk is a blissful mess! Thanks girls for getting the mojo rocking. In fact, I am feeling so effervescent that YOU get your very first RAK my dear so email me your addy and i will get it in the mail!If anyone else wants to see what her RAK contains go here
This is a long "scrappy" post with pics too. First up is the 6 x 12 layout I did in the Phunktography -scrapbook division class (Has a nice ring to it "eh" sweetie?)I also used some thin green stuff over the photo to give it a cool shimmer

Then I have been dishing out the Emily Art cards so here are my last three

my goals right now


and blessed, I am feeling so blessed right now that I made a little envelope and filled it with a bunch more cards and written on them are a ton of things I am blessed with right now.
I completed an awesome little mini album for someone special

and Hey girl! I found the perfect txt message rub ons for my little impromptu txt mini album. Thanks for rawkin your mini album and inspiring me to crank one out in a short span of time!I have started it but I will be sure to post the finished product.
Are you all about to throw up in your mouth yet?So in the spirit of one who posts kids songs and lymmerics: That is not it, no that is not all...I have been scrappin and having a ball! So if you're all turning the color of green, i am not posting just to be mean, visit this chica, and that, you will become like me and the cat in the hat! New found energy, up at 6, to sand and paint and sew and fix!
Here is this month's calender layout from AYTR

I converted this beauty (taking self pics in the mirror and everything!)

to the world of scrap, and she is hooked how about that? Up until one with ink and pens, posting layouts for her friends!
I completed 3 cj's and loved your topic and how my pages turned out!Anam dear, it is in the mail! I took the cj for you ALL THE WAY to Denver and realized it had to go to Edmonton!
So I could talk your ear of about the fabulous weekend I had with my gals Connie, Jeanette and Andreanne but what will you read about the rest of the week? Off to finish at least one essay then visit everyone's blog. MWAH!

Monday, July 23, 2007

Denver is amazing!

well I am in Denver with the blogger girls. My dear sweet J J is up to her elbows...in pooh! As i pull into Ronda's drive I get a txt message of Kian cleaning bb poo off Ireland's carpet and Vaughn pooped in the tub! I am hoping JJ doesn't give her notice and call it quits before momma gets home.
I had to have the ever present kissy face and who better to do it with than Julia Roberts? I mean...Jude. I swear if you just hear her voice, you think you are back in Smyrna Georgia!

we took a quick group photo and were so stoked to be here we felt inspired to:

and last but not least on this quickie post, to all the blog sisters who aren't here...

also go here to find out about some new things in our local Red Deer scraptivity

Monday, July 16, 2007


I am posting a ton of pics here but there has been a ton of good things going on!

making my daughter's birthday cake was a real task! I always seem to get everything down to the wire. In the end, she was thrilled with the party.

here is the table of all the goodies
all the friends share in singing happy birthday

her favorite present? Her ROXY sunglasses. Mommy fibbed and said we were buying them for her little friend's birthday...oh the puppy dog eyes. Please can i get some and I said no that they were too expensive but maybe if she saved her allowance etc. She was not impressed with my sensible logic until she opened the box at her party and found them. It was a million dollar smile.

The greatest outdoor show on earth should be called the most expensive show on earth! I took Andreanne as she was excited for the concerts etc. Unfortunately, you had to be 18 to see any of them! Total bummer! We wanted to see the Tom Cochrane concert but they were serving alcohol.

Facebook is also a fabulous way to hook up with old friends! My buddy from St.Francis School ( count back almost 20 years ago! am i that old???) Works at stampede and hooked us up with FREE passes! Tim Gleason, you are a godsend! How sweet. Good thing too as a bottled water cost 4 bucks! I was feeling kinda violated because it was scorching hot and we needed plenty of water to prevent heatstroke! So I spent about 80 bucks on water and basic food! It wasn't even really good. But, there is always an upside....

the thrill seeker in me spotted this bad ass ride! It is 165 feet in the air, goes 70 miles an hour which is about 4 g's and luckily, gravity is probably all that prevented me from WETTING MY PANTS!

this is just after the ride and I seriously had to wipe the tears from my face! After the first loop, I was like yeeeeehaaaaaw! Poor boy beside me, said I could hold his hand if I was scared....I don't think I broke any fingers and luckily he smiled after rather than saying hey crybaby! you broke my hand! He is so sweet. Chivalry is not dead people.

Andreanne settled in on a "girly" ride. Bummer, she isn't as adventurous as me but she still had a good time.
I hope summer is keeping all of you busy, smiling and enjoying the sunshine.Update on the health situation, my surgery is tomorrow and then I am taking a little break.
do tell where this break will be....you will have to check back on friday and see cuz I am telling ya it is pee in your pants, jump up and down, and shake your booty great! wait for it.....

Monday, July 09, 2007

blissfully tired

It has been crazy and I am tired but I have had an amazing time this last week or so. So much going on! I made sure to catch up on all the action before posting. Good thing cuz I was tagged! Wait for my response to that...below.
Free scrapbooking stuff! Yes, that is correct. Want to know when, where and how I know...check this out and see you all there! This will be the first all day crop and I am so excited! Any commuters, you can crash at my place and Jude...I have three bathrooms so you can come too lol!

Anne Geddes in the making! You take the best photos of my babies!Thanks for kid sitting...no matter what Kian says, they love ya!

Photo from Porter's birthday. In the end it rained but not before we had a ton of fun! How did my kids get so big so fast? I blinked and holy crap! Porter will be in school in September! What will I do with all that spare time??? lol!

...maybe try and teach Vaughn the difference between edibles and non edibles. He thinks everything is food. Poor child of a scrapbooking mom, gets the picture then explains we can't eat sticks, dirt, rocks etc. It totally cracked me up! I can't believe I even had time for photos as life has been so busy!

my other "baby" never seems to be able to eat without getting something on him! Do they make bibs for ten year olds that are stylish? Actually I worked at my mom's golf course this weekend and I coulda used a bib for this guy there too. We razzed him so bad...he went and bought a new shirt! It was pretty funny though! So this is Kian's "mr.Mustard" lick from Canada day. We went to Bower Ponds then to Jessi and jason's for BBQ...and the asparagus was good J...i ate it!

Haillee and Ireland with some sparklers...theya re much more sparkly though. Cuties huh?

and here she is...Andreanne! Our adopted daughter for the summer. We are so happy to have her back! She will be with us until mid august. I am showing her the Stampede, we are white water rafting and momma is teaching this girl to cook! SHe can't even make a grill cheese but by summer's end we will have an honorary "Martha"!

what is this besides a nasty pic of myself? It is a before photo of my back yard! Hence why I have been MIA! I am trying to get everything done before Ireland's party on Thursday.My best gal...

came to visit but she dove right in when i asked if she would help pull weeds and sod the back yard. "WE DON"T NEED NO STINKIN BOYS"!!!! We had this laid out in the wink of an eye! We know, women are amazing but every once in a while we have to prove it to in case the guys forget!

this is an after and it was getting kinda dark but we finished at about 11 p.m.! I will post pics of the whole deal all purdy on Thursday! In my defence, I was a little knocked up last year and did not a scrap of yard work. I am sure my neighbors like me more now because I think they were starting to wonder when I was going to clean up this eyesore. My handyman is working on the play center that is yet to be finished and i am not sure if everything will be painted by Thursday because of the rain, but at least it will be built!

This is the pic I took at 5 am just before i ran out of gas! I drove to Fort Sask to work, then to Whitecourt (saw a comedian who just happens to be fine to look at too!) then back to fort and worked etc....and so it went. In my haze of four hours of sleep per day, a girl forgets to check the gas gage! I'm rockin with my chicks and I see this orange light...yep! No gas! I go to one station and it is closed!I drive a bit further and stop at this shop and a guy tells me the station doesn't open until 7! I had to work at 7 so that wouldn't do. Then this old guy with an accent comes along and tells me there is another one up the road and I could follow him. I had a total flashback of this scary movie....but I followed him. Obviously he didn't hack me up and jack the soccer mom van, cuz here I sit but hilarious what goes through your mind so early in the morning! I made fat cash at work and we will be doing some serious shopping so get out your stash! Only ten more days until I get my scaredy cat cousin on a plane...yes, there may be adavan and funny photos...wait for them. (hey guys, Don't tell Jess if I post them k?)