Saturday, September 27, 2008

Well it's about time HUH???

What a blogging hiatus I had here huh??? I just haven't been in the mood lately... but there is much going on! So let's get down to business! LOL

On a sad note, I lost my grandma yesturday morning. She had a massive heart attack a month ago and never recovered. After a long heavily medicated month in ICU, the family made the decision to cease her life support and let her go! As sad as this is,I know the logically side of me knows she is much better now and reunited with my grandpa.. she never really was herself after his passing. My brother and I were going to head out to her funeral in Crystal Beach ON (near Niagara Falls), had the car rental set up etc... Mike woke up this am to a sick sick wife and 4 year old. After chatting with my mom and dad, it was determined he'd stay back. I got a call from my dad moments later asking me to not come either, as my parents would worry about me driving alone. I had no problem with it, but considering my parents request to not let them worry, with a heavy heart, I decided to stay back. We aren't the kind of family to say one thing and mean another, so I know if that is what my parents wanted then it's the way it is. I am respecting that! So I'll be holding on to my babies a tad longer today... scrapping and just taking it all in. I haven't been able to cry yet... I imagine I'll cry eventually and probably when I least expect it... I guess I am just a tad more preoccupied with the worry for my folks!

ANYWAYS.... On to happier things......LOL

So we were not too long ago down to one family PC and have graduated to 4.... INSERT BIG EYES. Our family computer (which is the kids gaming computer is from 2001... my old laptop (which I am using now.. gremlins are, John's laptop (which is now and our NEW IMAC!!! I was surprised by my hubby.... it is primarily his computer for his courses and money ventures, but it happily sits in our dining area for my use aswell. I am SO HAPPY ABOUT IT! LOL

Much going on on my fave site ever... YUP that'd be BAD GIRLS

1 - Top Designer 2008 has taken off and into the third round! I am happy to say that I have made it into the third round..and hoping to go into the 4th...LOL The grandprize is mindblowing... The classes are informative and design oriented and the competitors are BEYOND TALENTED... Truthfully, I would love to win..TEEHEE but I am having as much fun drooling at all the freakin masterpieces that I will be lifting in my near future!!! The fun doesn't stop at the competition itself. Wendy has had awesome sponsership, and is playing games for awesome prizes all competition long. Here are some pics of the grandprize, fun prizes and the entries I've submitted so far....


TD TEACHER's PET (winner will be wo spends the most in the store)

Game #2 - CREATE A STORY (my mom won this.. WAHOOOO)

CLASS #1 - Layering Perspectives (my entry)


CLASS #2 - Mixing Patterns (my entry)


CLASS #3 - Less Is More (my entry)

The background is white CS..LOL

I was the big winner for the AUGUST APRON CHALLENGE at BG's. The challenge was to scrap a goal.. and I scrapped about my desire to quit smoking. Here is the LO I did....


Here is the Apron that I won... made of swarovski crystals.
As I was one of only 12 winners, the deal was that you had to do a photo shoot once you had received your apron. So my lovely YAYA's decided to VAMP ME UP!!! LOL what a process that was. Mellisa did my make-up (and in true Melly style studied the technique on YOU TUBE..loved and Tanya my hair, Mell and Steph did the photos... and the sexy just oozed... LMAO I was extremely umcomfortable.. but after few wooblies, the poses started to come naturally... Here are some of them (FYI - My mom didn't even recognize

We were also celebrating my B-day at Katie's and in true YAYA style.. I got a penis candle cake (which is fitting cuz last year I got a Tanya made penis cake...LOL) I also got to shop with Mellisa at "Aren't we Naughty"!!! Hey give me a break readers... I just lost my uterus and my sex life is "GAME ON"... BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA LOVE YOU GIRLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LMAO

Notice that make-up shit is still all over my face?? Ya, it literally took minutes after that to get it off! LOL

So last weekend we had NAVCAN! Oh how I LOVE NAVCAN! Let's see if I can recap the highlights!

1 - Mellisa came to visit (she had a wedding to go to)
3 - Shopping at Auntie Em's
4 - Watching Katie get shitfaced the first night
5 - Seeing Suzanne's BG style coming out
6 - Listening to Rocky Horror Picture Show
7 - Putting a punk in his place with a shot of tequila
8 - Opening the gift exchange
9 - Getting shitfaced
10 - Stealing a rose for my mom from a bouquet in the lobby..BAHAHAHAHA
11 - Katie in the fountain in her clothes (I didn't see this, but the story alone was enough to make me PIMP
12 - The food was actually good
13 - Scrapping - duh!
14 - Sharing a room with my mommy
15 - The friendly banter (oh it was flying)
16 - Katie's cabbage farts
17 - The masterpieces all displayed on the wall
18 - Smoking with Laurie...HEEHEE
19 - Kare bear NOT smoking (so proud of you)
20 - Taking care of Sandy
21 - The Russian Roulettes that Steph made at the bar...YUM
22 - The face Laurie made when I told her the Sambuca wasn't strong at all... and then she realized after the shot that I was a big fat liar..BAHAHAHA LOVE YA GIRL.. and I know you are so gonna get me back..LMAO
24 - Watching Steph make her Eva Black board book
25 - Tracy's smiling face.. she is just gorgeous!

So much more that I can post but I think 25 is enough...LOL Doesn't take a rocket scientist to realize that we had a good time! LOL

Here are the LO's I created that weekend!

This is an 8x8 of Ang as a baby using the Sep BG Kit!

A 12x12 of Lexa for one of my DDD challenges! Use 75% Prima products! Also my entry for the PENCIL LINES 101 Sketch!

A 12x12 LO I did for Katie of Kayleigh when she was a day old. Mellisa took the pics!

Yes I spelt GHOULISH wrong.. but I am a dork so deal with it! BAHAHAHAHA A 12x12 of my "monsters" taken last Halloween!

A 12x12 of my girls when they were younger! Using the BG Sep kit!

Well that is about it for now! I promise it won't be a month until my next post... and just for Steph, I'll do an INTERNET FINDINGS post soon! LOL



Kataroo said...

wow when you decide to update you really GO FOR IT!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the fabulous update Rachel!!
I am so sorry for the loss of your grandmother!! I know it has been a very difficult month for everyone involved!! Remember she is at peace now and no longer suffering!!
Thanks for being my driving partner!! It was great having a special one on one with you!!! And I sure love your scrapping girl!!! YOur layouts are out of this world!!! You are an inspiration to me to bet into the BAD GIRL style!!
Love you

Stay funny said...

yeahhhhhhhh your back! Loved your post and the top 25 list of Navcan.
Will take a picture of my Layout and send it to you tomorrow.
Big hugs and love you lots

Diva Loca said...

oh man - do you ever make up for lost time!

i think you should do a mini album with your top 25!!!

great list - i was laughing...

and you are SO RIGHT i am TOTALLY getting you back when you least expect it.

you rock girl!

hugs for your grandma...she's looking over you now.

take care!

Anonymous said...

What a great update babycakes, so sorry for your Grama as well :( Your updates from Navcan made me laugh, that darn Katie!!!! she gets my vote for the funniest gal of "navcan" lol. Your layouts that weekend were freakin' awesome, just loved them all. Congrats on moving on to challenge 4, you so deserve to keep going.

Take care
Kare Bear

barb said...

omg, I love your update. You've been busy busy busy... and I'm LOVING what you're creating. Congrats on getting so much scrapping done lately. Good luck in the BG competition. :)

Marlene said...

Ok - lots to comment on here. First of all - so sorry for the loss of your dear grandma. Secondly, Happy Belated Birthday wishes. Thirdly - congrats on being in the finals for BadGirls. Fourthly - sorry I missed you ladies at NavCan - I really wanted to be there. It sounds like you had so much fun and your layouts are fabulous. Take care - hope to see you soon!