Thursday, October 30, 2008

D (Denim)

was the letter challenge for Letters to Scrap By
and this is the layout I did for it. I had a lot of fun thinking up this design and of course looking at pictures of Kael, just under 7 months old, was a bonus too!
I had my baby doctor appointment yesterday...I am 1 cm dialated, but that honestly doesn't mean anything in regards to labour. I was 3 cm with Kael for weeks and he was 8 days late (I had to be induced). But it is exciting to know things are happening. I am just over 35 weeks along right now. The baby's heartbeat was 150 bpm.
Tonight after Den drops Jacie off at Kids Club, he will go straight to the school for parent teacher interviews (for Jacie)...she is in grade 2. I will be staying home with the boys. I have met the teacher a few times and Dennis really wants to go to meet the teacher and see how she is doing, which is great.

Monday, October 27, 2008


was the word challenge from OLW blog and this is the layout I came up with. I used everything from the Homemade Collection kit from Created With Paper except the Dream Big banner, distress ink and the flower.

This layout and challenge got me thinking and thinking-which is always a good thing-about how important journaling is as it leaves a bit of 'me' and my thoughts for them to read in the future. I am going to try harder to journal what I think is important for them to learn and one day (hopefully) take with them as values, life lessons, etc.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

I survived 5 girls

for Jacie's birthday party. She turned 7 yesterday! Hard to believe how fast life flies when you have children. I tell people all the time if they want their life to go fast to have children. I am not sure why it goes so fast when they are it true when they get older? Into their teen age years?? I don't know yet, but I will find out one day.
I finished a layout challenge for Scrap Schemes where they put a picture of white dishes with black leaves going up the sides of it. Their challenge is to do an interpretation of is what I came up with.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

All I dream about now

is scrapping! I swear I was consumed by it last night and couldn't wait to try out a new technique (for me anyway). I got cardboard and ripped off the outer edge and was left with the 'ripples' and painted it and used it like a stamp on my paper ( I seen it on a few of my cousins layouts and it got me motivated! Thanks Glenda). This layout is for a challenge at The Story Matters. I finished it this morning! The side writing says "Now just a minute mister, You think because you have an older brother and an older sister you have to hurry and grow up? I want you to slow down and stay a baby as long as you hear me?! Keep babbling and drooling and leave the grown up stuff to us!"

The next layout I did was for Letters to Scrap By. Their challenge is you must use the colour cranberry on your layout. This is what I came up with.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Entering another challenge

as we speak. I am so glad to be doing these challenges...this layout is for Method Playground. On this layout you are only to use rub-ons. I found this very hard, as I really don't have a lot of rub-ons even though I love them. Anyway's this is what I came up with...

Tonight I am meeting the ladies for our card making class and get together! Iam very excited as we talk, eat, hang out and make great cards. I look forward to seeing them as much as possible! I tried to get in to get a hair cut somewhere before the meeting, but as usual I leave it till the last minute and everyone is booked up. Oh well, next time! HA

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Making Jacie's Birthday Invitation Cards...

After quiet time, and a short nap due to some f^&*er ringing the door bell (at least Kael slept through it) I started making Jacie's invitations for her birthday party. I am half way done and here is what I made. Purple on purples. I lifted a similar design from Splitcoast stampers, but changed it up a bit to make it my own. I am not good at making cards and usually I don't like the ones I make, but this one I am happy with!
After supper I am going to vote! I hope all Canadians out there will do the same!

Monday, October 13, 2008

I entered my first ever scrap challenge

OMG! Well I did it! I just finished linking my layout for a scrap challenge at One Little Word. The word was Keep and this is the layout I did for it.

I am not looking for a win at all (I have a long way to go for that), but these challenges really do get your mind going and keep you scrapping. I find a lot of times I don't know what to call a layout, but I don't have to worry about that part if I am doing a challenge! Anyway the main thing is it was fun!

Hope everyone's Thanksgiving was fun great. We had our big supper on Thursday, as the weekends are just too busy and I wanted to be with the the family instead of in the kitchen as it was just us. I baked a lot this weekend...gingersnap cookies, peanut butter chocolate chunk cookies, haystacks and oatmeal coconut cookies (which I took to church). Everything turned out good and can you believe the only cookies we have left are the haystacks! Geesh!

Dennis and Travis are outside packing down the yard (getting all the outdoor toys put away, tarping the air conditioners, etc). Jacie has a friend over and Kael and I are hanging out. I am still in my PJ's, but oh is one of those days where I just cleaned the kitchen including the fridge and ouside cupboard doors, etc...yes I am nesting big time! My dad told me on Sat that it is only 52 days till due date! I am hoping my mom comes the week before the due date and we can organize and clean like crazy. I am trying to do a bit each day, but I am not good at organizing!


Thursday, October 9, 2008

Our baby turned one!!!

Happy Birthday Kael! It is hard to believe you are a year old already...
where did the time go?! You had your first piece of chocolate cake and loved it. It was cute to watch you muck around with it first until you actually put your fingers in your mouth and tasted it. After that it was game over and you inhaled it!

This picture is when Kael was all done his cake and ready for a bath. He isn't as messy as I thought he would have been.

I finished the "Rock Hound" layout a couple days ago. It was taken when we were camping in June. The kids love it outside and Kael is no exception...especially with the buffet of rocks to choose from!

This layout I did this morning while Kael was down for his morning nap and Travis was playing on the computer. When I asked Travis what he thought of it he said "it is lovely". Where does he pick up those words from? I don't recall us using "lovely" too often when we speak! HA I thought what he said though was very sweet.

Well I am going to rally up the kids and go get milk and bread...and while I am out I might as well get a slurpee! :)

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Happy Sunday

I was able to take pictures of my other layouts this morning before heading off to church with the crew. Jacie went to a birthday party this morning and enjoyed the outing. Den is winterizing the trailer and the lines for the underground sprinklers. I am supervising Kael's nap. :) Yesterday Den was insulating the garage where he is going to get a furnace put in...then he will OSB board it when he is done.
Den got up with the kids both Sat and Sun (without being nice) as I was up again through the night with Kael. I sure hope he can kick this cold soon as it sure is whooping his butt. Kael is also cutting two molars on the bottom and one tooth on the top, so he is a mess.

I am into clustering an area...not sure if that is the right lingo or not but on the layout "Summer Fun" the circle, the tag, the name plate and the flowers is my clustering of objects.

Well that is it for now. This weekend just flew by as it usually does. Later dudes.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

First Post

Okay, this is my first attempt at blogging and hopefully I can make it look good. I should be making supper for the fam, but for some reason this appeals more to me! :) I just finished these two layouts yesterday and was excited to get them posted. I will post more later, as the lighting was too dim to take good pictures of the layouts I finished today, as it is rainy and dreary here today.

Our little guy, Kael, has been sick for 4 days and has not been sleeping at night, which I think is due to him not eating during the day...he finally ate pancakes today, so hopefully he has a better sleep which means I will have a better sleep. I am very tired, but these times when the kids are sick is when I feel the most proudest as a I am here comforting and nursing them back to health. I love that feeling! I guess maybe that is why children, no matter how old, always want their mom when they are sick!

The layout below is titled My Sister.