Sunday, August 29, 2010

scrappin back to school

Back to school tomorrow for 3 of the 4 kids...number 4 just told us she's moving out with her beau October 1st....I have to go to the dentist tomorrow...anyone who knows me, knows how I despised the Dentist....what a trouper eh!

Biggest news tomorrow is that my oldest boy turns 15...yep, does'nt seem that old to me, but!

Cake for dinner tomorrow....homework will begin and lunches need to be made!

Enjoy your week...send me tips for back to school scrapbooking.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

This was my cool page I did, based on a sample from Scrap-a-Lot in Edmonton, tweeked it a little cause i never seem to follow directions.....dontcha just love my mommies giggle.

oh my!

Oh my goodness, has the summer just flashed by my eyes. I work full time and do the retreat business parttime so I am usually quite busy, but really this summer has slipped away from me completely.
I've been busy for sure, I participated in the Applique Posy Needle Case Swap, my partner lives in Austrailia so I was sewing and shipping treats to her. I participated in the Siggy Swap with 147 other ladies from all over the world. I have been tagging along with Quiltygirls Summer Star Samplere, which is nearing it's completion.
I attended Scrap-A-Lots August All Day Crop and got some really fantastic scrapbooking done, bought and ideas coming from every which way!
I wanted to share an idea with you, when you make a really great page and want to show it off. Go to MIcheals, Homesense or Winners and purchase a "cork board" I bought a 16" square one with a fabulous white frame on it (really doesn't even look like a message board) and then pin (it usually comes with four cute little pins) your fav page to it. I did a page of my mom on her 60th birthday party last May and was able to use 3D Flowers and putting it up on the "board" was easy peasy then we hung it in a prominate spot in the Living Room for everyone to enjoy. Then when we want to change it easy!

My upcoming retreat season is starting soon...Sept 30-Oct 3rd we host a 4 day (sold out) retreat, then back at it on October 22-24, November 11-14, December 3-5, January etc. Time to get the doorprizes in order...

Fun Fun Fun....
Hope ya'all are enjoying your summer splashing! Remember, Craft unsupervised, you'll never know what can happen.

I'll try to post my board layout later today....

Friday, August 6, 2010

Templates, Patterns and Ideas oh MY!

Do you download templates, patterns and ideas? I have been so productive in watching tutorials, downloading templates and page patterns lately that I think I need to start saving in a file on my laptop rather than printing (a small tree will now be planted in honour of all my new shared ideas)...sorry forrest.

Anywho...better homes and gardens has a great selection...check out their website!


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Day 21 of 21....missed yesterday for the holiday

21 days of blogging, and i only missed twice...yeah me!

Nothing new, except that I found a great new fabric line patchwork pottery....she designs the bestest stuff and she has a great book out....

off to my creative space...see you all in a couple days....

ps does anyone have a paper piecing pattern for a monkey?

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Day 20 of 21

Oh my goodness...i am sooo excited.....I have pieced together 5 table runners/tableclothes so far today.....they are all going to be given away, and i really thought it would take me weeks, but the inspiration was hitting me full force and with reckless abandon.

One has birthday cakes in the endzones of a 30" long table runner, 3 are the ever so popular black and white with a splash of some type of fabulous colour....

hmmmm, now i have to create a fall version and a christmas one.....hmmmmmmm I am so excited at getting so much done in such a short time, my little hearts just a beating, can I bottle this creative moment for those days when i have a brain fart?

Stopped for a quick peak at my Nascar...right when a huge crash occured...maybe i should get back to my quilting room!

see you all tomorrow..

PS My dryer never showed up, they didn't call, and apparently Maytag doesn't give a rats patootie....frustration is looming!


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