Tuesday, January 26, 2010


...Gimli Getaway, Gone Scrappin' 3 is just over half full...
if you don't want to miss out on this fun filled weekend of scrapbooking, classes, friendship, yummy food, poolside giggles and good times, make sure you register as soon as possible to guarantee your spot at this event!
April 9, 10, 11 . 2010
Misty Lake Lodge
Gimli, Manitoba
please email for further details thegriffs@mts.net
*****some of you girls are telling friends you are going, booking your rooms, etc...BUT not notifying me that you need a spot held, so PLEASE make sure you let me know of your attendance to ensure that you do in fact have a spot!!
i can't wait to share another creative weekend with you!!!
~ giggle ~

Sunday, January 24, 2010

some sharing....

this is gonna be another long one, so make sure you've got your tea with you!
***following these layout pic's are more pics of a class project album set for friday, feb.19...
here's a few layouts i've done lately FOR FUN!!
i used this totally cute b & w doodling paper for this one..keep scrolling to see my play on it!

how fun!!! ( dig out your markers once in a while )

...and i HAD TO do a layout featuring the current obsession of TWILIGHT in our house!!

...this one is my sketch off a layout i saw done by Leigh Penner from over at
My Scrap Shoppe in Winkler, Mb
( i tried to copy and paste the link to her layout, but it didn't work...grr...but you can check out her awesome work at www.leighpenner.blogspot.com and click on MY LAYOUTS!!! )

...the following 3 layouts are from last weeks
Monday Night Sketches class at my house....you always leave with 3 complete 12 x 12 layouts to add to your album - all supplies are provided for you and YOU choose your own color themes / papers!!! ( and a snack is always provided too )




...and this is the "Reflections of 2009" felt album project that I will be re-offering on feb. 19.
you choose your colors felt for the covers, embroidery floss for stitching it together and cardstock pages for inside! please email for further information regarding this class

...and here's a few family things to share with you since my last post...
for those of you who know tyler well, you would know about "Bunny".
Bunny was a gift when he was a newborn and since then, has become inseperable from tyler. wherever he goes, Bunny goes too...and apparently Bunny has taken a liking to reading
TWILIGHT with tyler!!!
...Jan, 20 was courtney's very first Band Concert from school. she plays the clarinet and it was great hearing her play in her full 'symphony' at school!! Great job to all her bandmates!

...jan. 21 was another fun night. i was asked by Concordia Village ( where my grandparents live ) to put together a performance in celebration of Robert Burns....
so i complied!
thank you to courtney, kailey and alex for all their beautiful dancing and willingness to come out and give a great show to a wonderful bunch of golden oldies!!
and thank you to kevin ( alex's brother ) for joining us in this performance and sharing his awesme talent on his bagpipes!! the show was a great sucess and enjoyed by everyone...
they will be talking about this for months to come!!
here's some shots of the evening....
( i had some pics of Burns National Park in Alloway, Scotland printed from our trip to put out on the table with the programs i made )

...a little finale choreography number i put together for the girls, "Let's have a ceilidh", thank you girls for trying it out - you did fantastic!

...the star performers of the evening...

...courtney and her papa...

...courtney and her grandma...

thank you for sticking to the end of this one!!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Gimli registrations are now open!!!!

sorry, i wanted to add these other photos to this post and they ended up showing before the
so you'll just have to keep reading it all now!
...these are a few pics of my FELT ALBUM in progress for a home class i am teaching
next friday night ( jan. 15, 6-midnite )
it is a Reflections album, based on your 2009 year in photography!
i have chosen to print all the photos in 5x7 and also in black and white so i can accent with
my favorite 3 color combos!!! ( color choices at classes are ALWAYS yours! )
if you are interested in more details regarding this fun class project, you will find my
email address a little further down...write me!! ( wink )

on Dec. 5, 2009, my little man tyler had his very first belt promotion test
for his Tae Kwon Do...
he was testing to get his "yellow stripes" and he passed...
so, finally at class on wednesday, he was awarded with his Yellow Stripes!
Congrats again buddy, you did great!

...i am very excited to announce that
Gimli Getaway, Gone Scrappin' 3 is officially underway!
registrations are now being accepted....only 40 spots available!
this will be my third year hosting this super fun and creative scrapbooking getaway at
Misty Lake Lodge in Gimli, Mb.
mark your calendars for the weekend of april 9, 10, 11.2010 to join me and the girls for a
super relaxing, super inspired, super FUN whole weekend of creativity and friendship!
please email me at thegriffs@mts.net if you are interested in receiving a registration form and getting ALL the details for this fun event!!
hope you will join us!!!


Monday, January 4, 2010

something exciting to be announced....

...mark your calendars ladies...
APRIL 9, 10, 11 . 2010
Gimli Getaway, Gone Scrappin 3
JANUARY 8, 2010
*registration will also open Jan. 8 as well.....
*only 40 spots available...