Sunday, June 24, 2007

Challenge Sunday #7 and Sunday Findings

Good morning everyone... well seeing as I missed my Saturday findings I thought I'd post it today with my challenges. I don't think we are going to the strawberry fields as planned or the IMAX today... we are all exhausted from our big day at Omega yesturday (we stayed much longer than planned as everyone was having a blast), so today we'll putter around the house, relax and just enjoy our day. At

This weeks challenges are all about the colours.... I hope you feel inspired



Monochramatic (any colour)



Now get scrappin...LOL

Now on to some Sunday findings.....

My girlfriend Barb really inspires me to be a great mom... I love reading her blog because not only does it show off her quirkiness (is that a word??lol) but her love for her kids and family just shines thru her posts... Here is her latest of her boys birthday party. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

New KI challenge "celebrate friendships"

ChrisS has been busy scrapping.. check out her latest creations here

Here is the CPS #18

I am so proud of my YAYA Tanya Gibbs.... her business OH LA LA DESIGNS is getting off the ground and off to a great start... there was even a mention on Scrap Scene.. which gives amazing exposure.. I adore you hun and am so happy for you!

Speaking of Scrap Scene..... they have been posting sneek peaks for the upcoming CHA!!!!! Take a look here

New journal challenge blog called The Journaler's Junction

Ever wonder what to do with those sequins pieces?? Well Queen & Coy blog has a lo posted that gives you an idea.... See it here!

Well that is about it for today.. I am feeling inspired and ater lunch maybe I'll crack out some of the scrapping supplies. I am having a 21 Jump Street I am such a geek!! LOL


Saturday, June 23, 2007

Gonna be a busy weekend

Not too much time for surfing this morning. While I still am sipping on my coffee, and still going thru my e-mails, I have a sense of rush rush this morning. We are going to Omega Park today for a fun adventure and picnic and my girls are going Tomorrow we are strawberry picking, and taking in a show at the IMAX! It's going to be fun and the weather promises to be agreeable.

I will post some pics when I get home!


Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Mental Health Day

Doncha love these... have you ever taken one.

Yesturday afternoon as I was plugging away on my computer at work prepping for a few of the activities that I have been put in charge of, I made a decision.... I was as caught up as I could of been for that time, I had to wait until Thursday to carry on with planning.... I WAS TAKING A MENTAL HEALTH I turned to my boss and asked him if it was okay, submitted my leave pass, and here I am. AAAAAHHH it's wonderful!

My evening went great knowing I didn't have to get up at 0530... and this morning I dragged my lazy arse out of bed at 1030. Now I am sipping my coffee, watching Montel Williams and surfing away...

This is the life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL


Sunday, June 17, 2007

Challenge Sunday #6 - Fathers day

It's Challenge Sunday... Hope you find time to scrap this weekend!
Here we go

So there cleary is no secret that I love sketches, and today's challenges is all about the sketches... You will get five of them from assorted sketch artists and a bonus..

1 - Gettin Sketchy.. one of my fave artists

2 - Another of my faves.. Lucy Chesna... a 2 pager

3 - Pencil sketches #34. These girls are amazing!!!!

4 - Sketch This from Janelle Richmond... another great artist

5 - Sketch It from Erica Hildebrand

AND BONUS SKETCH IS... Di Hickman and Rachel Tops (ME!!!).. YEAH.. so I did the original design and then had Di fix it up for me. She aded a few of her own details and turned it into a digital template... I love it.. it turned out awesome and has received some awesome feedback. Thank you friend... I see a few more our future.
And here are our LO's from this sketch
Di Hickmans Digital LO

Rachel Tops Paper LO

Hope these sketches inspire you and be sure to let me know if you complete any of them so that I can feature you on the blog. Also be sure to give the sketch artist appropriate credit and if you have the time click on their blogs and let them know!



To my dad!!! I love you, and am glad we are spending the day together as a family. Be there

To my handsome, smart sexy hubby John. He is more than any girl can ask for.... and I am thankful everyday for him. He is an awesome daddy to our kids and that was tested when I went away for 6 months. His patience and dedication to our family amaze each and every day. He is a wonderful husband who every now and then still surprises me with little trinkets and flowers. He always takes care of me when I am am sick, and celebrates with me when big things happen in our lives. He encourages me to be the best I can be, and gives me time to study for my career progression, and gives me time to be creative in my hobbies. I often say that I struck gold the day i married him... truer words have never been spoken.

I know we aren't celebrating this weekend, but next weekend it's all about you babies. I love you more and more every day!!


Saturday, June 16, 2007

Saturday Findings

Good morning everyone. Here is sit with my cup of java (arabian organice beans..yum yum yum) and going thru my e-mails and catching up on all my gossip and scrap stuff. I am a bit fuzzy headed this morning as I enjoyed a few coolers last night outside with the neighbours. Didn't wake up until my brother called me at

I have been such a good girl this week with my eating and exercise. I did a total of 20km this week in exercise and all of it outdoors. I power walked, ran, and did a rucksack march. It felt so However, I got a little brave with the pilates ball and did a bunch of ab crunches and I guess my posture wasn't what it should of been as I am having one heck of a time around today. My back is just killing me... What is that old saying... NO PAIN NO GAIN.. I think they are on crack!! LOL

So on with the findings........

Just purchased my The Kits Meow Princess July kit... YUMMY.. here is a pic

HEY KATIE... did you se the new FOOFALA Book that has just been released? Looks gorgeous!!

OH STEPH... did you notice that Heidi Swapp is opening her own kit club?? WAHOO BABY!

Be sure to check out SCRAP SCENE daily... or better yet, sub to their newsletter and the daily entries will be e-mailed to you. Since I have done this I have found thru them tons more of awesome blogs and projects.. Thanks SS!!!

Do you wear glasses? Do you have a case to carry them in? Well here is a cool glass case that you can make... very stylish.. and if you don't wear glasses, think sun glasses!! LOL Here is the pic and the tutorial is here!

My Friend Michelle has a tutorial on Cracked Glass on her blog.. Check it out here.

Is Nicole Richie preganant??? Read the article here.

This artist from GETTIN SKETCHY is killin me with all these gorgeous sketches. Here is the latest on that has been posted on the blog. There is a contest for a RAK using this sketch. Read all about it.

Frame it in Challenge from the KI memories Blog. Looks like fun!!

CPS #17 is posted and here it is.. ENJOY!!

Mellisa has some awesome stamping projects on her blog... JUST GORGEOUS LOVE!

Quote Share: LOVE THIS
Never does the human soul appear so strongas when it forgoes revenge,and dares to forgive an injury.~ E. H. Chapin

Imagination Project posted this mini project called "Sister Frame" on their bog. The instructions are here

My YAYA Tanya has posted a couple of her Los... She is also teaching at Multi-Crafts. Great job my sweets.. MMMMMMMMWWWWWWAAAAAAAAAAAA

Another amazing sketch just posted by my girlfriend Lucy.. She ventured into the 6x12 size and I dare to say she is gonne give Becky a run for her money..LOL Awesome sketch girl!

Making Memories blog challenge here - WHAT INSPIRES YOU?

On a final note I wanted to give a shout out to my girlfriends KARE BEAR and CHRIS S and say HAPPY BIRTHDAY.. have an awesome day!

Well I dare to say that is enough for now... I am tired after taking a robaxacet for my back.. I think I am going to lay my head down for a bit so that i have some energy for the evening! Hope you have a great Saturday!


Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Weird Stories

I get a chuckle out of these kind of
Curtosy of ArcaMax pub.

Toddler destroys Buddhist sand painting
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (UPI) -- An unattended toddler destroyed a sand painting that Tibetan monks had spent two days creating on the floor of Union Station in Kansas City, Mo. The Kansas City Star said the monks "simply smiled and started over." "It teaches us that nothing is permanent," said Staci Olsen, a volunteer at the Rime Buddhist Center in Kansas City. Security cameras captured the little boy dancing on top of the intricate design Tuesday while his mother was in the post office inside Union Station. A security manager said the woman did not report the incident. "She summarily picked the child up and boogied," said Bob Smock. The monks are on a yearlong tour of the United States and Canada to raise money for their monastery, the newspaper said. Copyright 2007 by United Press International

Panty thief caught in Fort Collins, Colo.
DENVER (UPI) -- A man has been arrested in Fort Collins, Colo., for allegedly stealing more than 1,300 pieces of women's clothing from laundry facilities. Chih Hsien Wu has been placed at the scene of numerous panty thefts near Colorado State University, Denver's KMGH-TV reported Sunday. Fort Collins police are calling for any women who have noticed their undergarments missing to come into the station and identify their lost panties, bras and pantyhose. Police want more victims to come forward to solidify their case. One woman said, after sorting through the items police had taken as evidence, that Wu stole at least 10 pairs of her panties. She said she had seen Wu in her laundry room. "He was in the laundry room when I came back to switch my clothes from the washer to the dryer," said CSU senior Christina Watanuki. "He just kept his head down and wouldn't move, so I kind of had to scoot around him and I thought that was kinda weird. I didn't notice until later that all my undergarments were missing." Copyright 2007 by United Press International


Sunday, June 10, 2007

Challenge Sunday #5

Here are your challenges for this week... HAVE FUN!

Use a movie title as a title of your LO.. Examples are "Pretty Woman", "The Goonies", "Bad News Bears" etc.... This kinda adds a fun swing on things!

Colour challenge - Let's try Pink, Blue and White

Sketch challenge - From the blog Gettin' Sketchy... just love this sketch!

Scrap a Horoscope. Be it your own, your kids, your spouse.. whatever!!!!!!

Add dimension to your page... there are many embellishments that can be used for this... Beads, dimensional paint, bling, chipboard... etc

On an added note I had Michelle post that she completed one of my challenges.. Actually several in one

The challenge(s) were
and here is her creation
she also did another challenge with this card my cracking out her stamps...LOL TFS Mich!!!!!

Paula from Scrapping Buddies has a new baby at home and stil managed to get a LO challenge done! I don't know where she finds the energy... LOL
Here is the sketch
and here is Paula's LO !!!!!!!!!!
Thanks for sharing girls!!

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Saturday Findings

I tell you ... I am loving my laptop!!!! I get more work done, more surfin happenin, and still am able to give my attention to my kids. I think while they play outside today, after I have pushed them around for an hour in their wagon, I will sit outside with my ice tea, and maybe even scrap.. defienantly will

Ok on with it!!!! Saturday findings! LOL

June PAGE MAPS have been up for a good week or so now... but I am just getting to posting them now! OH HOW THEY ARE YUMMY!!!! Love you Becky.....!!

My YAYA Katie has posted her latest creations from our NAVCAN weekend. I have known her for 3 years now and her scrapping stil leaves me in complete and utter awe. The one LO I did for her and was rather proud of too.. toot toot...LOL Be sure to give her some love on her blog!

Here is a picture of the LO that I made for Katie..

Love this Lo from the Imagination Project blog. Love the colours and the design. I am scraplifting this one for sure!

HEEHEE... this is funny! For the adults!
Organic Vegetables
The other day, it was my turn to prepare dinner, so I asked my wife to go over to the local market and buy some organic vegetables. She came back rather upset. When I asked her what was wrong, she said, "I don't think I like that produce guy. I went and looked around for your organic vegetables and I couldn't find any. So I asked him where the organic vegetables were." "He didn't know what I was talking about, so I said, 'These vegetables are for my husband. Have they been sprayed with any poisonous chemicals?'" "And he said, 'No, ma'am. You'll have to do that yourself.'"

HEEHEE this is funny too! For the kids!
Knock! Knock! Who's there?Ice cream!Ice cream who?Ice cream if you throw me in the cold, cold water!

Knock! Knock!Who's there?Ice cream soda!Ice cream soda who?ICE CREAM SODA PEOPLE CAN HEAR ME...

Knock KnockWho's there?Ice cream!Ice cream who?Ice cream of Jeannie!

SOAP ALERT - It is true I am a Young anf the Restless Here is a peek of what has happened and what will happen.. LOL

YOUNG AND RESTLESS: Plum enters the boutique and introduces himself to Lauren as Amber's cousin. Plum later tells Amber that he wants her back. Victoria informs Nikki that she and Brad are divorcing and that she has begun seeing J.T. J.T. realizes Victoria is pregnant. Phyllis returns home to pick up belongings for her stay at Jack's. She has another vision of a "maimed" Nick asking her where she's been. She tells him that she knows he's not real, but she can't live in the house if it's going to be haunted by him. Nikki thanks David for his guidance in her campaign. Nikki receives a call from the search team, which reports that wreckage from the Newman jet was found at the bottom of Lake Michigan. As Nikki breaks down, David leans over and kisses her. William tells Gloria that he has solved the Jabot case. He says that he knows she is the guilty party -- he has an exact DNA match from the hair samples he took from her. As Gloria continues to plead with William, he suddenly says that he can't see, grabs his head in pain and collapses to the floor. SNEAK PEEK: Lily turns to Kevin.

On it's way to me as I type, my June 07 Scrap-room kit.. WAHOO and YUMMY!!!! LOL

BLOG ALERT: Check her out. Sisterhood of Scrap Another wonderful challenge based blog!!!

Michelle answered my tag!! LOL

Wanna a chance to win some cool KI Memories stuff. Check out the details here

One of my fellow scrappin gals CHRIS S posted this on her blog and I am still PIMP ROTFLMAO
CPS Sketch #16

I DID IT... I bit the bullet. I am now a monthly subsciber to JENNI BOWLIN kits... I am with you Katie and Here is June's that I should be receiving soon.. OH YUMMY!
Here is a link to the TOP SCRAPPING BLOGS

My YAYA Steph has been busy making projects for her classes. Check it out here!

Well folks I think that is it for now. I have some stuff to do around the house before I settle in for a night on scrapping and movies.. maybe a wobbly pop or two..LOL

Remember tomorrow is challenge day!


Friday, June 8, 2007

Tee Hee and some News

Just a few tid bits I came across while surfing... errrrr working today...LMAO

Health and Beauty Tip -- Fuller Hair
Hair sets best while it's cooling, and not when it's still hot from curing irons or blow dryers. Instead of applying hairspray right after drying or curling your hair, wait until it has cooled to hold the style longer. Curtosy of Arcamax

New sketch blog alert... Gettin sketchy

HILARIOUS Scrapbook mockery right here

Paris Hilton is back to Jail

This Day in History, June 8
On June 8th, 1949, celebrities such as Danny Kaye and Helen Keller were named members of the Communist party during the Red Scare.

A little funny for ya

Chocolate Ice Cream
A man approaches an ice cream van and asks, "I'd like two scoops of chocolate ice cream, please." The girl behind the counter replied, "I'm very sorry, sir, but our delivery didn't come this morning. We're out of chocolate." "In that case," the man continued, "I'll have two scoops of chocolate ice cream." "You don't understand, sir," the girl says. "We have no chocolate." "Then just give me some chocolate," he insists. Getting angrier by the second, the girl asked, "Sir, will you spell 'van,' as in 'vanilla?'" The man spells, "V A N." "Now spell 'straw,' as in 'strawberry.'" "OK. S-T-R-A-W." "Now," the girl asked, "spell 'stink,' as in chocolate." The man hesitates, then confused, replied, "There is no stink in chocolate." "That's what I've been trying to tell you!" she screams.

Everyone should be respected as an individual,but no one idolized.~ Albert Einstein ("My Credo" in Wisdom)

Marlene just hit me with a burger on FACEBOOK... Shame shame.. you had better duck babycakes... BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA


Thursday, June 7, 2007


I am all about getting the pages done this summer. So I have summer scrappin activities happening all over the place!

Lifetime Moments is having a Summer Scrapfest ..... 90 challenges throughout the summer, and if you pay the $10, chances for discounts, draws etc come your way.

Memories from Scrap is hosting a Summer Challenge aswell. Lots of points to accumulate, great challenges to be done and friends to be made.

The Kits Meow is also having a June O Rama. Jump on in to get some amazing pages done.

Don't forget my very own Blog... Every Sunday you get 5 new challenges to keep the inspiration flowing.

Have a fun scrappin summer gals... I'll see ya over there!


Wednesday, June 6, 2007

MFS - Summer Challenge

So my good friend Lucy is hosting all kinds of Summer challenges on her forum Memories from Scrap. You can find the details here. I think this is a great motivational things to do and hopefully helps me get more pages done.... it's usually challenges that make me productive!! LOL

So she issued a blog challenge and here is my entry for it.

Blog Challenge

1. Post on your blog what you did this weekend

This weekend I had the time of my life with a group of my closest friends. We went to NAVCAN in Cornwall ON, to scrap, relax and just to enjoy eachothers company. I had a few wobbly pops, swam, and scrapped my arse off.... VERY FUN!

2. Tell us what are your plans will be for the month of June

Not too much actually. Definantely scrap more, and spend more time outdoors playing with my family. We were thinking of going to Omega Park to check out the wildlife.

3. Post your favorite Quote

"when God closes a door he always opens a window"
I live my life by this!!!

So just posting the answers to these 3 questions has earned me 25 Thanks Lucy!

Another exciting thing that has happened is I was asked to be one of Lucy Chesnas Sketch Divas. I am so honoured and can't wait to get to the sketches she has already sent me.. MMMMMMMMMWWWWWWWAAAAAAAAA my friend... I wil do you proud!

I also got tagged from my good friend Di aswell...

6 Summer Resolutions

1 - More time with my babies... with all the nice weather we have been having I wan to spend more time touching base ith my iner child. Meaning if I have to run thru the sprinkler then I More time going to the park and the pools too.

2 - BBQ more. We just indulged in a great BBQ and have made an agreement to enjoy it more. Food always tastes better when it has been BBQ'd, not to mention healthier.

3 - Exercise more. seeing as I am given the time to do it.. I really should participate more.

4 - Quit smoking... yes I smoke and haven't quit since I have been home from Alert. It is way beyond time that I do...LOL

5 - More one on one dating with DH. Since having our kids we have put all the focus on them. It's time to start lighting that fire again!

6 - Last but not least.. SCRAP SCRAP SCRAP!! LOL

I am tagging my girlfriends Barb and Michelle.


Monday, June 4, 2007

Challenge Sunday #4

I am a day late with this scrappers, but posting just the same. So here are your challenges!!!!

Challenge #1
Buttons Galore. I know you have tons of them in your stash...use them up. Remember you can usse then as a finish accent, the centre of a fower, as a border etc. The possibilities are endless!

Challenge #2
Card Sketch from this blog

Challenge #3
Scrap a black and white photo.

Challenge #4
Is scrapping the only craft you have taken too? If not then scrap about the other hobbies/crafts that have been or still are of interest to you.

Challenge #5
CRACK out your stamps. If you are anything like me then your stash of stamps are absolutely ridiculous....LOL So crack them out and use them on a card or lo...