Monday, September 29, 2008
If you have been tuned in for the last couple week, you know that Marg, Tara and I went to Parksville this weekend to take part in the Scrapbookin' Adventures 2nd Anniversary Extravaganza! We had a great time. We met Donna Downey, C.D. Muckosky, and Kah-Mei Smith.
That's right, fellow Coquihalla travellers, it says SLOW DOWN NOW FREE!!! That means $20 more to spend at the scrapbook stores!!! Which by the way, we found another great place to put on your list of stops while in the Surrey/Langley/Cloverdale area, Country Lane, check it out. I'd do a link but who knows where you'd end up, Google it, you'll get better results.
I can't wait until Marg brings my luggage back on Tuesday. I can't wait to play and use all my new found knowledge and goodies.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
My head cold is hanging on. My tooth is aching, could be sinus related but I think and have always thought that there is still some root in this tooth. It's been over 2 years since I got a root canal because I had to have a filling replaced and then the tooth broke and I had to get a crown, the whole time I've complained about pain. The dentist says it's my sinuses, it's a ligament in my jaw, it's not the tooth. I have had nothing but problems with it, he's reshaped the tooth so my bite is different too. Needless to say, when he told Kerry he needed to fix 2 older fillings, I told Kerry to go to someone else.
I've been scanning photos for my mom all morning. She has a bunch of old photos she found at my Grandpa's and wants to scrapbook them. Not being an avid scrapper, she was going to just put the photos in her book, but I told her that she needed to keep the originals and I would scan them for her to print of later. She's got photos from the 40's, maybe earlier, of my Great Grandpa, whom I never met.
This is my Grandpa, at 91 on a Harley. (not his)
This is my Great Grandpa, my mom's mom's dad, not sure where he's going, the bus has Japanes writing on the top.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
She's got a blog, check her out!
I will need your address! I have your email address, so I will contact you!
After I get my stuff sent off ahead of me to see Donna Downey, did I mention I'm going to see Donna? Anyway, later this morning, I will package up your goodies and send them off to you!
And your stash will increase, yet again!
Monday, September 22, 2008
And I know it to be true because I have seen it in everyday life.
Sally has realized that her pesky 'brother' just might be good for something. In his eagerness to pick plums, his big puppy head knocks down a few plums, Linus has his plum in his mouth, Sally picks hers off the ground. They could go all day like this.
I figured out how to use Emily's Copics today. I haven't touched them for fear I might love them and need my own. I was right. I love them. I can colour better than I can take a clear picture today, must be the super excited to show you something shakes.
I actually coloured the witch first, so she's nothing spectacular, but check out the webs on the card, that was me getting fancy...as I heated the black embossing powder I threw glitter on the hot melting powder...only to have it blow all over me...some did get on the card. The rest is on my front and Linus's back.
And we found another gross disgusting spider. This time it was in the plum tree and I found it while picking. This puts an end to my picking. That's a loonie, not a penny.
And as a follow up to the last blog post...I have an idea of how much stuff I have, but my Kerry does read my blog, so let's just leave it at that.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
After 14 years of organizing what has become one of the better craft sales in town, I'm throwing in the towel. I've been having to hunt down the crafters to get their fees, to get them to even let me know that they were doing the sale, add the other stress of booking things, planning set-up, and everything else that I do for very little pay and the fact that I don't even sell my woodcrafts anymore, and the fact that the only people that seem to really appreciate the sale are the ones that make very little money but do it because they love it and the customers. I feel terrible for those people.
The final straw was a crafter, one who has been in the sale almost every year, who told me she didn't like the fact that her fees might go towards me making a profit, that she shouldn't have to pay as much as others, that she didn't get enough space, and oh, nothing made her happy, so she was thinking it wasn't worth it for her. She had the nerve to say that she only made $200 last year, I had to point out that she had in fact made $1400, almost $1500. And then she was singing a different song, one about how she hardly had anything and she made that much? Wow, maybe should would do it, but she wasn't happy with all that other stuff. And she said it wasn't right that for all my time I don't make that much, well, lady, you just finished saying I didn't deserve to make any money.
Anyway, enough of that. I will lose money on the hall rental if I cancel so I'm gathering my resources and planning a scrapbooking related day at the Benvoulin Church, Nov.9th. But I'll tell you more about that later.
Thank you for your support!!!
Friday, September 19, 2008
I have had classes most nights this week, and have them almost till I leave, so I must try to get in some kind of rest standing up right.
Tonight, my first Brazilian student signed up for scrap booking classes. Yay for international students!
Got my hair cut and coloured, and my hairdresser is now in my will, she said I looked like I was in my 20s! Even with my puffy eyes and red nose.
I met Tara at Costco and did a terrible job of shopping for essentials, so I will have to go back in the next day or so. Drat. Costco on the weekend!
Emily is spending the night at my mom and dad's, Kerry thinks he's getting lucky because we are home alone. But he's got another thing coming! I'm going to sleep, in front of the tv, sitting up so my head doesn't fill up with snot again. Such a turn on!
Thursday, September 18, 2008
I've got classes tonight, tomorrow night, Sunday, work on Monday and a class, a meeting Tuesday after work, new TV shows to watch Thursday, so I don't have much time to be sick. I can be sick Wednesday, that's it.
Add to that the lists of things I have to pack, most of which I need for classes and won't be able to pack until the last minute, the clothes I have to pick out to look good in for when I meet the Scrapbooking Goddesses, the lists I need to leave for Kerry, the groceries I have to get so my peeps won't starve, and whatever else I'm forgetting...Breath in the Love, Breath out the Stress, I just read that here...http://booshay.blogspot.com/...I'll let you know if it works.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
I used the scalloped circle with shrink plastic, and the circle turned into an oval.
I used the packaging from the embossing folder to make the 'transparency'. I ran it thru the Big Shot and then inked it with White Stazon, it's stapled on under the felt ribbon.
And then I made this...My little Oreo was screaming to be decorated and I know these pictures are for Kah-Mei's class, but I had to make this...here's a few pages.I will add more journaling to it.
Monday, September 15, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
I love the way she's looking at him. I think she was remembering this moment....
when she got to put her arm around his shoulders, this would be almost a hug.
I'm paying better attention to things, like lighting, this last picture would have been great if I had paid attention to the lighting when I actually took the picture.
The first shot, kids and dogs, the dogs were awsome, didn't move, blink, giggle or snot. I had to take about 8 shots to get that one.
All colour phots are sooc, all black and white are doctored with Pioneer Woman's actions.
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
Today, we played 'pick your own switch'. Back in the day, my dad said he that when misbehaving at school, he was told to get a branch from a near-by tree. So he picked the nicest one he could find, only to find out it was to be used as a switch to punish him with. That's what I pretended we were doing today. We, me and Linus, pruned some trees. Hazel nut, plum, forsythia, and lilac. The lilac switches were the best. No, I didn't beat him with it, as much as I wanted to. We played strip the leaves and eat the branch instead. And now he is napping because it was too much work for his big clumsy body. We also picked up poop, deposited more, ate more plums and tried to dig up the grass.
I'm getting tired of the constant barking, biting, and pawing. We had a mishap last night involving 2 12 year olds and Linus, the 12 yr. olds know better and were pretty sheepish afterwards. Linus escaped twice yesterday and this wouldn't be a big problem if the jerk didn't run across the street. He doesn't look both ways and with the school traffic, he could easily get hit.
So today, I have been practicing sit/stay when he is misbehaving. Sally is getting the grinds too. She is one of the problems, she gets so nervous and excited that it gets lazy bones going too.
I'm not a cat person, but lately I'm thinking of becoming one.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
I remember when $20 would feed our family of 4 at a fast food restaurant. Tonight, 3 of us ate not even full meal combos, 3 got Blizzards and it was well over $30.
I decided that since I'm back on the WW wagon, I would make smart choices. I ordered small poutine and a small caramel sundae.
I realize now that if poutine is not in the WW Dining Out Companion that does not mean that poutine must not contain any points. So I checked other companies poutines and went with 12 pts. The sundae was 7 pts. The Blizzard I decided not to have, small Cheese Quake, would have been, (are you sitting down?) at least 16 pts, a medium Cookie Dough Blizzard is 22 pts. When you only get 20 a day, that means a lot of veggies for the rest of the day. And you think that small dipped cone is low in points, check again, it's 8 pts.
I'll eat veggies tomorrow.
And this is because Linus and I have too much time on our hands.
Last year, as a puppy, he started jumping up to pick his own plums. We thought he might not start this year because he was just picking the ones he could reach, but today, he started jumping. This causes a few to fall and then Sally gets to eat some too. They have learned not to eat the pits. Too bad plums cause gas.
I'm thinking of printing a bunch of my own pictures to hang on my walls. Since we painted, I have hung a few black & whites, in black frames. I'm thinking I need to print some of my favourites and hang them up so I can appreciate them. Why not? They aren't just for scrapbook pages! I dare you, print, frame and hang some of your favourite photographs that you took.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
This is the Autumn Vine Designer Series paper and Season of Friendship stamp set. Love it!
But I love this paper more...Ski Slope. It's very similar to Chatterbox's stuff, before they changed, and I like that the pattern is the same all across the paper. Love the colours! Check out the ribbon!!! That's striped grosgrain, like a candy cane, it's 1 1/4" wide, probably not a great size for cards, but whose going to use it? It's way to beautiful. And that Ribbon Originals! That's Alpine, it has 2 spools of FELT ribbon in Chocolate and one yummy striped spool!
Emily really wanted the Tart and Tangy stamp set. I didn't really know what I would do with it, but yesterday, I was playing with it and came up with this layout. Check out my fancy scalloped edge punching on the photo, I cut that right into the photo and layered red cardstock underneath.
Monday, September 08, 2008
So of course, I had to get my camera. I could only get this close from the deck, so then I had to get closer and that's when Kelly-Next-Door came home and I went to get some shots from her side.Which disgust me even more. I detest spiders and would die if this thing dropped on me. It's huge, and I'm not exagerating. If you look in the picture, you can see fruit flies in the web. With the legs out, this thing is the size of a loonie or bigger. And it's orange. And has hairy legs. Gross!
Sunday, September 07, 2008
Layout and tin made before my arteries were clogged. Before my hands, eyes, and face were covered with a fine, thin layer of oil.
Saturday, September 06, 2008
Friday, September 05, 2008
1. both dogs find something in the corner more interesting than me and my treats (my secret for getting decent pet shots)
2. both dogs sat within striking distance of eachother.
3. that even though the sun is behind the dogs, I managed to light up their faces! Yay ME.
Shortly after the above picture the dogs were on to me and my not-so-generous treat giving.