Monday, March 31, 2008

Class Projects...Gimli Getaway

so are you guys getting as excited as me for THIS WEEKEND??
Gimli Getaway, Gone Scrappin
'countdown' has arrived...4 more days to go ladies! Yaaaayyyyy!! last, and as promised, here are some pic's of the two FREE class projects included in this coming weekends fun! You will be provided with all the basic supplies to create these projects and finish at your own convenience!
This one is a Donna Downey inspired mini canvas album which I have made before...SO CUTE! your project will be using these exact colors of paints and fibres and cardstocks. EVERYTHING is all precut and ' kitted ' for everyone! ( you guys are spoiled! ) if you can, try to think of some photos you can use for your canvas album using these colors ( HINT...Black and White photos of ANY occasion will rock in this project! ) I chose to use some photos i took while visiting Misty Lake Lodge last summer while exploring on walks on the beach...
you probably won't have time IN the class to start your photo part of the project, but if you plan now for your photos, you will have a mini project to complete over the weekend!
( includes 3 white 5 x 7 canvases, use of paints, brushes, precut cardstocks, 5 ft precut fibres, binder rings, use of foam stamps )

...this project is a totally cute mini album in an altered Provo Craft tin. I am showing it to you in it's 'basics' form as to how your's will look after the class exactly!
all basic supplies will be provided for you to create this adorable tin & album project!
( tin, paints, brushes, mod podge, 3 12 x 12 double sided patterned papers, coil and use of Zutter Bind-It-All machine ), there you have the free class projects! I will have a sign up sheet available to choose your own time to take the class over the weekend at your convenience. classes will be offered several times to be sure that everyone gets a chance to make the projects if they choose to!

...stock for the store has been rolling in here and it's sooooo exciting to see everything! there will be some new releases from CHA available, and more coming into the spring and summer ( april - june ) so keep looking for new arrivals at the hall crops too! i've been busy wrapping prizes and door prizes and planning all the little details...i ALMOST feel ready! { GIGGLE }


see you in FOUR more sleeps...

Monday, March 24, 2008

Happy Easter Monday!

so...this lousy cold of mine knocked me on my butt this past week for 3 days in bed, NOT KIDDING. i am still not quite 100% yet but i am so glad that it happened now and not while at the Gimli Getaway weekend in 11 MORE SLEEPS! ( yaahh... :O) )
we went to mike's parents yesterday out in woodmore for an easter visit and yummy dinner! it was so beautiful outside so the kids wanted to play and explore around the yard and get some fresh air! i got mike to pull over off the highway coming home around 7:45pm because this
Easter Sunday Sunset was just so pretty and warm and promising... thanks honey for stopping!

on saturday we went to my mom's for easter dinner too! another yummy dinner much appreciated! ( after not eating much for about 5 days, my appetite was back and it was all soooo good! ) so special thanks to our mom's for cooking our families such wonderful easter dinners!
we always play a bunch of fun games at family holiday gatherings and here's a few fun shots at moms...

grandma and grandpa are definately the heart of my family. our holidays always have extra special touches with them there! the 'games and prizes' was born by my grandma, who of course got it from her mother...and so the story goes!

courtney and tyler each had some 'alone time' with their grandma and nana last week to prepare the easter eggs at moms! i am so grateful for that because i was sooooo sick last week that i just could not motivate myself to get our house egg coloring, no decorations, and the easter baskets for the 'easter bunny' did not go out until 8pm easter was very hard to swallow my pride and not do what i always enjoy to do with them...thank goodness for grandma's, ya know??

...our easter eggs are not only for decorative eating...
every year we have an egg rolling contest and the winners from each race has to race the other winners, until there is only one winner...get it?
the catch can only use your NOSE to roll it!!!
anyway, to our surprise, my almost 87 year old grandma was not to be left out this year! she raced with courtney! she didn't get much further than past the starting line, but she had fun and gave us all a good chuckle too! what a good sport! almost always comes down to these two boys to take the 'marble egg trophy'...
mike has this technique of getting halfway and then using his nose to 'slapshot' the egg accross the finish line! works every time! better luck next year brother curtis!

...and a quick catch up from last week...
courtney had her third 'black and purple' swim meet last week and her team was very close though! good swimming courtney!

...last sunday was courtney's scottish tea where she received her awards from her dance exams she did in february. the girls always to a performance for the families and this time courntey participated in her first 6 dancer broadsword! ( actually, it was the first time for them all! )
it was done very nicely and most enjoyable to watch!
here's some of the fancy footwork..

...AND...i'm almost ready to show you the Gimli class projects...
since i was sick i fell behind on my 'to do' list so i feel totally under pressure now to get things done! but that's okay...i think i am more productive when i 'm under pressure!
i am expecting two more HUGE shipments of goodies to stock up the store yet by the end of this week...and all the welcome bags are almost finished being stuffed! the contest prizes are all ready to go and the small details are all being really, aside from finishing the class project samples and packing everything up, i'm almost ready! oh, and i'm sooo excited too because i had some aprons made up to wear at the getaway...i picked them up yesterday and now they just need the printing done on them!!!
our house looks like the scrapbooking fairy had a MONDO HUGE party in it, but that's all good...
here's just a little sneak peek under construction...
...i hope you all had a blessed easter with your families...

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

crash and burn...

DANG, am i sick.
started feeling yucky at work sunday night, felt gradually worse yesterday and stuck it out for my sketches class last night, but today...BAM!!!! i stayed semi-conscious all morning, had no energy or ability to function and get the kids off to school...courtney had to be 'mommy' this morning and get herself and tyler breakfast!
unbelievable...i don't even know where this came from. work? no one else is sick in our family right now but i sure hope they don't get htis...
i was hallucinating most of the night...kinda funny...due to a high fever? or the shot of nyquil bed? LOL!!!
well, off to rest some back in a couple days...

Sunday, March 16, 2008

it's really happening...

...still can't believe that the four of us AND my mom are all going to Scotland this summer!!
seeing these passport photos we just had done is making it all become very real! we are a little slow in sending off our passport info, kinda in the 5 month squeeze time, but i'm sure it'll all be fine! i HATE these photos though...i know they are regulation and all, but when i think of photos i think of happy smiling people, having fun, caught in the moments of time....not mug shots!LOL!!! tyler had the giggles and took a little longer to catch, i guess he feels the same as i do about photos! it looks like we should all be holding police I.D numbers under our chins!

...courtney's dance competition yesterday went well! she tried her best and she won 4 new medals! she even placed in one of her new dances she did for the first time too!! the girls finished with their Jig dance so here they are in their jig dresses!!!

good dancing girls!! us moms are all so proud of you!! keep it up!

scrapbooking world is crazier than ever...trying to keep on top of things and staying organized is causing lost sleep at night, but it's all fun at the same time!
i am having another 'sketches' class monday night ( tomorrow ) and still have a few spots left if anyone is interested...and this friday night is the Pizza Box Album class and still have a few spots for that one as well! if you need more info on class descriptions, etc...just email me!
Gimli Getaway, Gone Scrappin is in 2 and a half weeks!! still room for registration but the cut off date is March please get yourself registered ASAP as you won't want to miss out on a awesome getaway weekend full of scrappin', contests, sales, time with your friends and relaxation!!!
...i am off to courtney's Scottish Tea for the afternoon...she will get her awards today from all her dance exams she did in February! have a happy sunday afternoon everyone!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

he did it!

...tyler passed his "Crocodile" swimming lessons last night!!
he was soooo excited to see his sticker in his report card and was all smiles the rest of the day!
now he's moving on up to Swim Kids 2...good for you little man!


...i've been so busy here getting all the goodie bag items for the Gimli Getaway, Gone Scrappin event in April ready, and organizing all the class supplies, preparing and planning for contests and prizes....i can hardly believe it will be here in 19 SLEEPS!!!

...if you are still thinking of attending, the cut off date for registrations is MARCH 21 so you still have a little more time to decide!
( for more info )

courtney is competing this saturday afternoon so we have also been busy with lessons and practicing as she will be doing 7 dances this time...and two of them she has not done at competition yet...yikes!

our scotland trip is coming up fast on us...i can't believe how quickly that is coming too...where do all the hours in the day go? time is just too fast.

speaking of time...i better get back to work here!
have a great day everyone!!

it is Thelma's 50th Birthday today!! stop by her blog here
and wish her a good one!!!
( heeheehee )

Thursday, March 6, 2008

March kits are set to go!!

...after a small delay from my U.S supplier, the march kits are now ready!
Kits include:
* 6 x Daisy D's "Favorite Photos" 12 x 12 patterned papers
* 3 x Bazzill textured 12 x 12 cardstock in Mysterious Teal, Simon and Coastal
* 1 x Bazzill scalloped edge 12 x 12 cardstock in Squash
* 1 x 7 Gypsies 97% complete cardstock "family" stickers
* 1 x 7 Gypsies naked wire-o-album
* 1 x Royalbrush 'memory sentiments' rubons in black
* 1 pkg. Heidi Swapp chipboard alpha in Whisper Blue
* 1 x Heidi Swapp 'family' roller stamp
* 1 pkg. Crystal elements in blue
* 4 x white shipping tags
* 3 yards co-ordinating ribbons by Creative Impressions
( 1yd. white velvet, 1yd. brown aqua stitch, 1 yd. aqua double loop )
all this for only $29!
( please email if interested in a 3 or 6 month subscription, now available, for even more savings )

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

8 days?'s time to catch up!
we had our family come for cake and coffee in the evening last week for tyler's birthday. man, i still can't believe he's 6 years old already...MY BABY!!! everyone still bugs mike and i on occasion to have one more....YA RIGHT!! we are still planning on having a 'kid's party' for tyler and a few of his school pals and our friends and their kids, like we always do for the's just trying to get a date with no dancing events lately and his visitations that are hard to plan around!! soon though!

( yep, that's our little monkey!! )

...we got courtney's dance exam results last night from a week and a half ago...she got 'highly commended' on all her tests...the highest mark! ( i'm pretty sure that all her dance pals got the same marks! they're all so good! ) good work courtney!
AND....( mom's braggin' rights again....) courtney was chosen as 'swimmer of the month' by her swim coach last month! he gave her this new shiny silver manta swim cap and a sweet little write up in the manta newsletter!! so proud of her! i think only parents can relate to the earned need to share their kids' accomplishments with people....especially when they work so hard at their activities, they should be proud!!
Coach Peter says " we're number one" to courtney!!!'s my project i made at class last friday with Thelma as my guest teacher! i love how it turned out! i used pictures i took of my grandparents in Feb.2000, but they still look the same and their love is never outdated!! now i just have to decide when i want to give this to them??? maybe at easter?

...yesterday afternoon i finally sat down and stamped cute lil' envelopes to mail off receipts for the Gimli Getaway, Gone Scrappin event!! for those of you who met the date of the early bird registration you will find a $5 coupon to use in the store at the event as a little gift from me! everyone will receive an update letter for all the activities that will be going on there as well!
a quick brief update for those of you who may still be thinking of attending...
( april 4,5,6, 2008 Misty Lake Lodge, Gimli, Manitoba $85 plus hotel )
* welcome goodie bags
* TWO free classes with all basic supplies provided for you
* morning snack-muffins, danishes, pastries, coffee and tea as a treat from me!
* lots of door prizes
* optional contests with prizes to enter
* on site store, coupons in goodie bags, SALES!
* garage sale table
* trading post table
* INSPIRATION CORNER ( guests bringing projects to share and show off! )
* indoor heated olympic size swimming pool / hot tub
* Lodge has fully licensed lounge and restaraunt with daily meal specials for our group!
* 'downtown' is 5 mins drive from lodge if you want a break
* NO STAIRS to climb...all at ground level, crop room is locked up each night so no toting stuff back to your rooms if you don't want to
...please email me if you are interested in more information for this event or receiving a registration form. registration deadline is MARCH 21, 2008 so don't miss this opportunity for a fun filled weekend to start off your Spring!!!
...i still have some room for this friday's hall crop so please let me know if you can attend!! as you know, the march kits have been delayed a few days but i JUST ( doorbell rang while blogging ) received part of my U.S order with the rest of the kit supplies so hopefully i will be posting pictures later today of the complete kit!! UPS driver only had 1 of the 3 boxes but assured me another driver in the area has the other 2....hhhmmmmmm.....postal workers....
check back later and cross your fingers for me!
...just so you know, you Gimli Getaway Gals....those U.S boxes i am waiting for ALSO has tons of new stock that i am reserving to stock up the store for our event!!!