Saturday, 18 August 2007

On holidays

We're visiting my sister in Merritt and we've pulled out the scrapbooking supplies. Walmart has developed about 600 photos for us over the last few days and we've managed to get a couple of them on layouts. Here's one ~ Mum's appalled that I've only got one photo on a 12x12 page. LOL

Monday, 13 August 2007

Mini Album in an afternoon.

Rick left this morning for a 'guys only' fishing expedition. He's off to Quesnel Lake with 2 old friends, his boat and our dog. So I hauled my scrap stuff up to the dining room table and spent the afternoon putting together a 4 x 12 album of my 'girls only' paddle down the Beaton last month. Michelle at posted a link to Shimelles website which gave me a link to Fiskars website. Scroll backwards to the March video's and there is a 'How-To' on making these easy, skinny albums.

I took the book apart and scanned the facing pages together. I hope you get the general idea.

Thursday, 9 August 2007

44 things to do before my 45th birthday

  1. Drink more water
  2. Meet my niece for the first time
  3. Be kinder
  4. Take Tikanii for 2 walks a day instead of just one
  5. Go through my makeup draw and toss anything older then 10 yrs :oops:
  6. Find a worthwhile charity to volunteer with regularly
  7. Loose 20 lbs
  8. Clean and organize my scraproom
  9. Enter at least 6 scrapping competitions
  10. Paddle the Beaton with my girlfriends again
  11. Weed my garden
  12. Paint the bathroom cupboards
  13. Be able to do 25 pushups
  14. Read the latest Harry Potter
  15. Get new running shoes
  16. Drink less coffee
  17. Compost directly into the garden
  18. Buy new matching towels for my upstairs bathroom
  19. Find a new favourite recipe in Rachel Rayes 30 minute cookbook
  20. Buy 2 new bra's
  21. Climb more hills (my butt needs the workout)
  22. Grow my nails
  23. Paint my nails
  24. Clean out my freezer
  25. Buy a chunky necklace that goes with lots
  26. Find a stain remover that gets coffee spots out of white shirts
  27. Buy a new bike helmet
  28. Make some interesting wall art for my living room
  29. Get my albums organized
  30. Make birthday cards for an entire year
  31. Make curtains for the kids' fort
  32. Send out more RAKs
  33. Figure out how Skype works so I can chat with my Australian friends
  34. Write instead of email every now and than
  35. Hug my husband more
  36. Cook for the street people at least once a month
  37. Praise my children more
  38. Bake a pie for my husband (he loves homemade, I don't bake)
  39. Surprise my BF with coffee at work
  40. Buy a garbage can with a motion sensor lid
  41. Find myself in Tim Hortons drive thru less often
  42. Make morning lattes instead of brewed coffee
  43. Get a Roomba
  44. Listen to Fly Lady better
  45. Brush Tikanii at least once a week

Tuesday, 7 August 2007

A contest...

Over at Ashwin’s blog, you will find one crazy blog owner!! You can win $2500!! To enter just copy this text and paste it in your blog!! But hurry, this competition will not last long! So get posting!
I'm signed up and ready to have some fun here. Not sure what it's all about, but I plan on finding out. Check it out for yourself!

And another challenge

Teresa set up a game based after 'Simon Says'. This is the layout I ended up with after collecting all the supplies and following her directions.

Sunday, 5 August 2007

More Challenges...

I just love these cards. They were the Scrappy Hour project at this week. What a great design! I had to make two of them.
The peach one is on the Bazzill bling CS. I used yarn for the flower and a Prima Hydrangea bloom on top.
The green one uses two of Bazzill's big buttons for the base of the flower and some Prima blooms.

Daniel had a Pizza Party with his Summer Friends in Victoria, compliments of Grandma & Grandad.
Lil' Davis stamps
MM rubons-'summer', Friend tag, 'July' rubon
Good Times rubon (from my secret friend, Tania)
MME pp
CB Stickers

Challenges at

First I worked on a Black & Blue challenge. I pulled out a couple of photos of Daniel with my Mum & Dad's dog, Kona, from his recent visit.

The second challenge was the 'C' from SCrap. Make a Christmas Card.

The third challenge was the 'R' from SCRap. Do a layout of a Relative

The 'S' was to make a post about a neat Storage idea we used in our scrap space.

Thursday, 2 August 2007

Another of Daniel's holiday...

Gingerbread Men are a Xmas tradition at my Mum's. It's not Xmas so the boys made monsters and dinosaurs instead. Still the same great taste!

And one of me from way back when.