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 now...lol) is from 2001... my old laptop (which I am using now.. gremlins are napping..lol), John's laptop (which is now mine..lol) 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 GRAND PRIZE
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)
VAMPIN IT UP BAD GIRL STYLE
CLASS #2 - Mixing Patterns (my entry)
HUSH A BYE BABY
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....
I'M SO GONNA NIP THIS GROSS HABIT
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 that..lol) 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 me..lol)
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)
2 - MEETING LAURIE
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 CD...lol
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
23 - THE BESTEST CHAT EVA with TANYA
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!
BLUE EYED BEAUTY
This is an 8x8 of Ang as a baby using the Sep BG Kit!
FOLLOW YOUR BLISS
A 12x12 of Lexa for one of my DDD challenges! Use 75% Prima products! Also my entry for the PENCIL LINES 101 Sketch!
ITTY BITTY BABY BITS
A 12x12 LO I did for Katie of Kayleigh when she was a day old. Mellisa took the pics!
OUR GOULISH GIRLS
Yes I spelt GHOULISH wrong.. but I am a dork so deal with it! BAHAHAHAHA A 12x12 of my "monsters" taken last Halloween!
POSE 4 ME
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
Have a great one and MMMMMMMMMMWWWWWWWWWAAAAAAAAAAAA!