Sunday, October 31, 2010

Guest Designer Spot!

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I have some very exciting news (well for me anyways)! I have been invited to be November's guest designer for Allison Davis' Sketch Week! This is something totally new for Sketch Week, and I am the first one (yikes).

It sounds like my layout will be featured on Friday, November 12th. I just received the sketch this past weekend and I have been planning things out.

I am so excited to be working with Allison and can't wait to get started on my layout! Be sure to stop by Allison's blog and check out all her great sketches. We also have all of her sketch books in our store. Click here for more details.


Thursday, October 28, 2010

Off To Fall Retreat With My BFF!

Today I am heading off to another retreat at the Oakwood Inn in Grand Bend. I have lost count as to how many we have done, but do know that each and every one has been with my BFF! It is a busy weekend and we are totally exhausted when we come home but we do it together!

This is for my Best Friend!


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Preparing For Our Fall Retreat!

I am still alive! I have been so busy lately.......Scrapfest in Oshawa and now our Fall Retreat at the Oakwood Inn! I have fallen behind on my posting. Once things slow down, I promise to catch up.

Last night I put together these adorable little boxes for our Fall Retreat. This weekend is Halloween, so Joanne and I thought it would be fun to have some festive things at the crop. These little boxes are going to be used to hold tickets for some special draws we will be having.

I made 10 in total and I just love their faces.


Thursday, October 14, 2010

Off To Oshawa!

I am excited to be heading to Scrapfest Oshawa! Whenever I travel I always worry about who is going to step up and do all the things that I do at home. That is the 'mom' in me, I guess.

Everyday I get up with my kids and make their lunch, keep them on schedule and out the door to catch the bus.

Matt (my youngest, 14 yrs) is very good about getting up when his alarm goes off, getting his breakfast and into the shower to be ready when his friends come to call on him in the morning.

Jason (middle child, 16yrs) likes to set his alarm and then shut it off when it goes off and go back to sleep. I have to wake him up everyday! He usually gets involved in whatever show is on TV and forgets to take the food from his plate and put it into his mouth! Eventually he makes his way up to the shower.......not sure what he does in there, but it takes forever! I have to remind him to take his lunch and he is usually running to the bus stop!

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As he was leaving today, I reminded him that I would be away until Saturday night and that he would have to get himself off to school Friday! He looked at me and said "You mean get up myself? You mean leave on time? What if I miss the bus? I will have to walk to school? UGH!"

I think what he was trying to say was "Mom, I love you and I will miss you........I appreciate everything you do for me. Have a great trip and I will see you when you get home"

What do you think?


Sunday, October 10, 2010

Be Thankful Card!

I know it has been a while since I have posted anything. I haven't been spending much time in my scrapbooking room lately! Hockey season has started (for the Rangers and for Jay), the store is super busy, I am engrossed in my reading and I try to enjoy the weather while it is still nice outside!

Yesterday morning I wanted to play with my Copics! I dusted them off, along with my Prisma's and I found this adorable pumpkin online! It is just a colouring page image. If you do a search on Google images you can find all sorts of things.

I decided to turn the finished image into a card for my sister. She is hosting our Thanksgiving dinner today and I thought it would be nice to give her a card! I have so many things to be thankful for!

I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving weekend!