Wednesday, September 30, 2009

World Card Making Day

This Saturday is World Card Making Day and there's lots of fun to be had over at Treasured Scrapbooking! Fun challenges from all the DT members! I even have my card all done and ready to reveal. We all know how cards and I don't usually get along, but I'm kind of digging this one :) There'll be a chance to win an awesome card kit and lots of amazing inspiration! Please, join the fun!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Some scrappiness

It's been awhile since I've posted some of my scrappy work. Here's what I've been working on.

This layout was for sketch design team work at LCOM. Our sponsor for the month of September is Gel-a-tins. I don't normally stamp a lot on my layouts, but I really like the look of it on this one. I wasn't sure how I felt about this layout at first, but it has really grown on me...I got to use pictures I love and use up some really old papers from my stash! Oh, and this was done from my sketch as well :)

These projects were both for the Sept. 15th reveal at Treasured Scrapbooking. I've since completed most of the pages for the mini album, but I still need to take pictures of them.

This is a frame I made for Kevin's birthday with the kids handprints. Because when you're having a hectic first day of school, the best thing to do is cover your kids in paint.... I lifted this idea from Jenn (she does the the most amazing work!).

Well, that's it for now. I have one more layout that I just finished that I LOVE, but it's for my October challenge at TS so I can't share it just yet.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Bad Blogger

It seems I have been so busy getting into the swing of the new school year and lugging our laundry from place to place to dry our clothes (thank goodness our dryer is fixed now, but we went for a few weeks without it) that I've hardly had any time to blog at all. I'm sure you've all missed me, haha!

We had another big day last week. It was Kieran's first day of preschool last Thursday. He was so excited. He had been counting down the days until he got to go to school. I think it was torturing him that Riley went so many days and he hadn't even started yet. As soon as I got him out of the car and his backpack off he was saying, "bye Mommy!" Like I was just going to leave him there in the parking lot to toddle off to preschool :) I'm sure he could have found his way since we did it for 2 years with Riley. So, I took him down and got him settled. He must have tried to get rid of me 3 or 4 times before I actually left. I can't believe how big he's gotten! He is loving every second of preschool and I'm kind of liking the time to spend with just Bridget. We're settling into a new routine and things are going reasonably well. Here are some pics of his first day:

Well, I'm off again! Wow, that was my shortest post ever! We have to run to get Riley at school so I have to go wake the other 2 from their naps. I try to get them down early enough to have decent naps, but they always seem to want to sleep longer. I'll be back later to post some more, hopefully a few scrappy things I haven't gotten up yet :)

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

A BIG day!!

09-09-09. Was it a big day in your house? It was in ours! Today was Riley's first day of kindergarten and Kevin's 30th birthday. Riley was so excited. When I went in to his room and told him to go say Happy Birthday to Daddy he said, "ooooh, I'm so excited, it's my first day of kindergarten!" Daddy did get a happy birthday eventually :) So, it was a busy day of taking Riley to school, making a chocolate cake with minty frosting, making a picture frame for Kevin with the kids handprints on it (yes, paint in the midst of my busy day, heehee...I meant to have this done earlier, but Kevin's been home for the past 4 days!), making supper. I don't think I sat down all day so it sure is good to sit now!

Riley had such fun today. He was very excited to eat his lunch at school (hey, the kid likes to eat!). He knows some kids in his class already. He told me all about the books they read and the games they played. He especially liked music class when they played 'Who Stole the Cookie'. He told me there's no running in the halls and you have to walk on the gray lines :) At least he was listening, heehee. He wants left over butter chicken for lunch tomorrow. Bet he'll be the only kindergartner with butter chicken...glad he's not picky.

Kevin had a nice birthday supper and now he's at a church meeting. Fun way to spend a birthday, heehee, but you all benefit by getting a blog post :)

Here are some pics from the day:

Bridget will be ready for kindergarten soon too, lol. We were counting to 10 the other day with the boys and I swear she said at least half the numbers. And she'd say the next one when we paused. My little smarty pants. She also a bit beat up...a couple of bruises on her head and a burn on her wrist...she figured out the 'child proofing' on the water cooler. So, that's shut off now! She's still super cute though :)

No, it wasn't that cold...she just really, really likes hats :)

Kieran can't wait to start preschool next week. He's very excited to actually get to stay after 2 years of dropping Riley off! And then it will be his morning. This was his reaction today to us taking so many pictures of Riley and not him...
Which kind of reminds me of this picture when Riley was so annoyed that we were taking Kieran's picture (even though we promised Riley we would take his too after we took some of Kieran :)).

And one scrappy thing (because what's a blog post without something scrappy). I got my layout done for Treasured Scrapbooking's September 1st reveal. I sometimes feel like I should add more to my layouts but then I decide that I really like them how they are and I'm afraid if I add more I'll ruin it. I really love the layered look but never seem to pull it off. Guess I'm just a simple scrapper :)
Hope you had a great 09-09-09! :)

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


It's here! Where did the summer go? Riley starts kindergarten next week and Kieran starts preschool the week after. They are both super excited. I'm looking forward to getting on to a normal schedule. I'm sure it will take some getting used to and I'm anxious to figure it all out!

September 1st was reveal/challenge day at Treasured Scrapbooking. I only just got my kit yesterday morning (it takes a lot longer to get to me here in Canada than it does to get to the other girls) so I don't have my first layout/sketch done yet. Hopefully by tomorrow. But I did get my September challenge up. Here it is :)

September is National Honey month! My kids could eat PB & honey everyday if I let them! We couldn't have honey without bees, so my challenge to you is to dig in your stash and find me some bees! Use some bees on your layout, or, if you don't have bees, use a black/yellow colour scheme or a monogram B on your layout/card/project. This challenge was perfect for me because I've been saving all of my bees for pics from my DD's 1st b-day party. I made her a beehive cake with little bee cookies :) (We also call her B for short, her name is Bridget :)). Get to work, my busy little bees :)

Have a great day everyone! It's another sunny one today. Off to get Kieran's haircut and a playground afternoon :)