Thursday, December 27, 2007

Yes, it's Snowing Again ;)

Wow, I can’t believe that it has been so long since I posted!! With work and Christmas things got pretty crazy around here. I think it is a bit funny that the day I finally have time to post is the first one in awhile that it is snowing!!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!! The hot hubby and I were pretty busy with get-togethers with friends and families over the past few days. Here are some pictures highlighted all the festivities.

Our Christmas Tree

Our PEZ Bride and Groom

The 7th Annual Christmas Eve-Eve Party

Hot Hubby and me at the In-Laws on Christmas Eve

My Mother in Law, nephew and me being WACKY!

Me and Claire-Bear (my Best Friend's Youngest Daughter)

Me, after I lost at Cards, I am not a good loser

Me and the Hot-Hubby at Christmas Dinner

Me and the Hot-Hubby in front of my Mom and Dad's Christmas Tree

I am making updating my blog an unofficial New Years Resolution, so I hope you will be hearing lots from me in the future!!

If you have some time today you should check out All Moments Remembered. They just revamped their site and have a lot of contests and RAKs going today. Hopefully, I will be spending most of my day there today! I am trying not to notice my Honey-Do list that the hot hubby left me before he went to work today ;)

Have a gooder!!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Will it Ever Stop Snowing?!?!

Ick, we are definitely getting all the snow we missed in October/November this week. Every time they say that the snow is going to stop, the little flakes start falling again. The roads are slick and people are starting to drive like idiots. I took me twice as long to get home after work yesterday because of a three car collision!! People were driving on the shoulders trying to get by faster. My drive in this morning was uneventful, but traffic is pretty thin at 6:30am. It is just one of the reasons I like starting work early (my earned Fridays off is another!).

Here is another layout that finished recently. When Ken and I started dating my motherly instincts hadn’t kicked in at all and I didn’t really want children. As I get older, and depending on the day, I am starting to feel a little a differently. My husband is wonderful with children and I know that he will make an awesome father. But for right now, we are not ready for children. Financially and emotionally we are just too selfish. We are still young and just taking this time to enjoy each other. I can’t predict the future and don’t know how either of us will feel in a couple of years. What I do know is that I love my husband and for right now we are a family, just the two of us!!

Yes, this is another picture from our photoshoot with Heather! What can I say, I just love these pictures. I am going to make my sister a mini book for Christmas, and then it is back to my Disney album. So, I will take a little break from these pictures, but I am not making any promises that you won’t see more!

Have a gooder!!

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Global Perspectives Challenge

Here is a layout I did for the Global Perspectives challenge. I find it hard to scrap about me sometimes so this was a good challenge for me to do. It’s nice to have another layout to go into my almost empty All About Me album.

Things have been pretty busy around here still, but I have been squeezing in some scrapbooking time here and there. I am working on a couple of mini albums for people for Christmas and time is already getting tight. I am starting to get pumped for Christmas though, and hope to put our Christmas tree up tonight!

Have a gooder!!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Winter is Here to Stay!

Brrrr!!! It is snowing again, ICK!! I have to drive about 2 ½ hours north to Athabasca tomorrow, so I really hope that it stops soon! I know everyone with snowmobiles is excited (Michelle), but I just don’t feel the love for the snow. I would have been just fine with a brown Christmas.

On a happier note, the furnace at work has been fixed and the office is a balmy 220C this morning. It didn’t get fixed until late yesterday afternoon, so everyone ended up wearing their winter coats all day. We had space heaters all over the place! I tried whining to my husband about how cold it was, but it turns out the guy who works right beside the bay doors (that were open all day yesterday for deliveries) in an already cold machine shop has no sympathy!

Speaking of the hubby, I did a layout all about him for the Thankful challenge at
ScrapMojo challenge. I just love this picture of him and had a great time creating this layout!! (I have now fixed the spelling mistake, I guess my brain took the weekend off!)

Have a great (and warm) day!!

Monday, November 26, 2007

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

I managed to get quite a few pages done this weekend (well lots for me, not lots in Heather standards). I scrapbooked all day Saturday with Michelle, Heather and Michelle’s friend Kim at the Urban Scrapbook. We had a blast!! I spent a little more than I had planned, but what do you expect when you spend the day surrounded by all those goodies!

Here is one of the pages that I did on Saturday. It is for the Unpubbed challenge. I have so many great pictures from our photoshoot with Heather that it was nice to showcase a bunch of them on one page.

On Sunday Ken and I decided to check out the new mega, super, ridiculously large Wal-Mart. We thought it might be a little less busy because the Grey Cup was on, but we were WRONG!! I think it is safe to say that we will never go back to the new mega, super, ridiculously large Wal-Mart. To make us feel better after the Wal-Mart fiasco we decided to go out for dinner. It was fabulous, we even splurged and had dessert!!

Too bad the awesome weekend was spoiled by the snow and freezing cold I woke up to this morning. Brrrr!! The furnace in the office must be shocked too, because it is freezing! I am sitting at my desk wearing my winter coat, and I am very tempted to but my hood on ;) I hate winter (sorry Michelle), it makes me want to crawl into bed with tons of blankets and hibernate!

On that note, I should get back to work!! Have a gooder!!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Hi, from Valleyview!!

I am out of town right now for work, but I thought I would update since I had some spare time. I haven't had too much time to be crafty lately, but I have made some Christmas cards already. I will try and post pictures when I am back in the City. I plan on doing a lot of scrapbooking this weekend, and I can't wait!!

I am writing this on a tablet PC, so it is very hard to write this. Here is a picture of so you know what I am talking about.

Hopefully work will slow down soon and I can update more!! Have a goodnight.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Wacky Wednesday

Well, things have been pretty busy around here. I did get to scrapbook a bit this weekend, but not nearly as much as I had hoped. I have all of these ideas floating around in my head, but it seems like I can never find the time to create them.

On Friday night I finally finished my lift of Heather’s Unpubbed layout, unfortunately, I did not get it in in time for the contest, but I least I got it done.

And, I will have you notice that it is a Disney layout!! I finished three Disney layouts on the weekend. I might actually get this album done in the near future. Here are the other two. For some reason my scanner does not like me right now so they may look a little wonky. I promise, in real life every thing is straight.

I was going to scrapbook on Sunday night, but instead I did this.

It was my first official babysitting gig as an Aunt. And as you can see we had no fun what so ever! Who knew reading Wacky Wednesday would cause us to go so wacky!

This week is gearing up to be pretty hectic. I won’t even start to whine about my winter tire fiasco! This weekend, however, is showing some hope of me creating some more layouts. Hopefully, I have some new pages to show very soon!!

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Laundry 0, Creativity 1


Well, I finally got to play last night. I decided that the laundry could wait another day or two. Here is the what I did last night. It is not my favourite layout that I have done, but I like it. I continue to work out of my comfort zone, and I am loving it!

The thing that I am struggling with now is scrapbooking my regular photos. I have all of these great pictures of us (engagement pictures, wedding pictures, Heather’s pictures) and I only want to create with them. I started working on my Disney album at CSCFK and have had little motivation to finish it. It could just be that I am sick of looking at the extra 15lbs I am carrying around in those pictures, but I think it is because my “style” is very different with those pictures. I have a very eclectic style and right now I am not in a Disney style kind of mood. So my new goal is to finish that book!! Before I can do a page using any of my “professional” pictures I have to do two Disney layouts. Once I start doing it again I know I will get back into it, I just have to start.

A girlfriend of mine is coming over on Thursday night to make Christmas cards, so hopefully I will have lots of those to share soon!

I doubt I will have time to play in my scrapbook room tonight. I will be busy handing out goodies to all the little ghouls and goblins that come to my door. I hope everyone has a very Happy Halloween!!

Monday, October 29, 2007

Dust Bunnies 1, Creativity 0

I had such big plans this weekend to play in my scrapbook room. Unfortunately, I heard the call of the dust bunnies and spent most of the weekend cleaning the house. It’s funny how dust becomes so visible when company is coming over. I have so many ideas floating around in my head right now, I just want to lock myself in my scrapbook room and create!! I better find some time to play soon, I have to lift the fabulous Heather who is this week’s “famer” at Unpubbed!!

And since a blog post with no pictures is super boring her
e is a silly one of me from last weekend’s shoot with Heather.

Friday, October 26, 2007

My Mojo

Buzzcut asked what mojo was? I was pretty sure that this was a real word, though I do use a lot of made up words in everyday conversation. So, I decided to look up the real definition, and it is:

n. pl. mo·jos or
A magic charm or spell.
2. An amulet, often a small flannel bag containing one or more magic items, worn by adherents of hoodoo or voodoo.
3. Personal magnetism; charm.

Sadly I didn’t find an amulet at the crop, but I did find my desire and ambition to create. I guess I was hit by a magical spell, because for the first time in a long time I feel creative! Speaking of creativity, I finished another page last night! There was a challenge on SIS to create a layout with a title with 5 or more words. For some reason this title came to me right away (I am thinking it was the mojo!).

All of the pictures on the page were taken by the amazing Heather!! I love these pictures of my hot hubby, though hot hubby does look smokin’ in almost every picture he is in. I am also, in love with this picture too (okay really I am in love with them all, and I am sure after awhile you will all get sick of seeing them). It looks like I am saying “Back of, this hottie is mine!!”.

I hope to play in the scrapbook room a fair bit this weekend, but I think housework might get in the way.
Hope you are having a fabulous Friday!!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Because All the Cool Kids are Doing it!

Okay, I know I am little slow jumping on the blogging bandwagon, but after almost a year of debating I decided to just go for it. To tell you the truth I registered for this blog months ago. Why now you ask??? I am not too sure. I have loved reading other peoples’ blogs for so long now I think it is time for me join in all the fun. That and I love to talk about myself ;)

So, while attending Canada’s Scrapbooking Crop for Kids in Edmonton I found my scrapbooking mojo. I am not to sure where it has been hiding all this time, but I am so glad it is back. My desk at work is full of post-its with ideas for new pages and projects. I am so pumped, I love feeling creative. Now if I only had more time to play in my scrapbook room.

Recently I have started looking at challenge blogs and found a few last week that I really liked. I did two pages for a couple of these challenges on Sunday (which is a big deal for someone who has been averaging one page every month or two) and I finally feel like my style is evolving. I worked outside of my comfort zone and I love it. I came across a new site, Scrap In Style, and posted the layouts on there. I was mega surprised (okay I almost jumped up and down and did a little dance beside my desk at work) to find that one of my layouts had been chosen for their weekly catwalk!! I have never been chosen for anything like that before, and let me tell you, it feels great.

Here are the two layouts that I am talking about. The first is the one that was chosen for SIS’ Catwalk that I did it for the OLW Challenge. The second one I did for the Unpubbed Challenge.

I just hope that my mojo sticks around for awhile, I love feeling creative!! Hopefully I have new layouts to share very, very soon!

Oh Heather, I did notice that you tagged me, but I am working on something for that ;) I hope to have it done on the weekend.