Saturday, October 27, 2007

I'm a bad lil findings

Oh my... have I sucked this month or what huh? LOL Well all is well in my world, Alexa is loving school and ballet, Angelina hates ballet (we're looking into soccer for her), Cody will be with us for Xmas, John just finished another one of his security computer courses, I had a blast at NAVCAN and I am now looking foward to getting caught up on some internet reading and findings... ENJOY!

Looking for some daily inspiration?? The Sisterhood of Scrap blog is a great blog with something new posted everyday. They feature a new sketch artist every week. Check them out!

Want some Halloween project ideas... check out the paper salon blog here

Great layering tutorial here and a mini album that I think is just scrumptious.... the site is called Studio Calico and here the link

My girlfriend Barb has been at home nursing a yucky cold... nice to see it hasn't hindered her Check out these awesome lo's she's done.

Blog I came across and I think it ROCKS... it's called Lessons from the Scrapbook Page

Looking for some bath treats for the cold winter that is coming? Well check out LUSH. Every time around this year I get ready for my mini shopping spree at Lush and I love that they are in mini gift packages too... I STRONGLY RECOMMEND them!!!!! LOL

KI Memories has a Focus on Halloween challenge up!

Please do yourselves a favour and have a read at my girlfriends Chris's blog. Her latest entry about the rain totally made me smile.. she is one amazig insightful woman!

Came across this spooky Halloween frame... you can go ahead and leave the frame coloured as shown in the pic below. Or look further into the tutorial and see how you can paint it to make it look more eerie!! Here is the link

There is a new challenge blog out there in scrap land... It is called "Global Perspectives" and it is a group of scrapping friends from around the world. Kind of a pretty great idea. The Canadian Kellie is an old scrap land friend of mine and is ubber talented... Check em out here!

Speaking of new blogs... I found this blog called the "The Journaling Junkie". I know that I need more work on my journalling and I think these challenges may actually inspire me to do so!


New sketch alert from Pencil Lines.

Queen & Coy posted this awesome idea about stitching on their floral felt ribbon (can you imagine how great this would look on the swirl felt ribbon too) Check out the post here.

Want a quick gift idea??? Check this out.....

I have really been enjoying reading Heidi Swapp's blog lately. She seems to be adopting her new life in a new country quite nicely. Check her entries out here

Daisy D's is holding a DT call... You have until 30 Nov 07 to submit your "scrap resume"... Here are the details!

You Are Scary

You even scare scary people sometimes!

The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and
strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.
- - - H. P. Lovecraft

Love this mini tutorial on how to make a fabric panel!!!!!! I think this is way too cool.

Exploding Box tutorial found on this blog

Love this double pouch gift bags... here is the tutorial!

I adore this mini maze book... here are the step by step instructions.

ACETATE GIFT BOX... I love this.... I alredy have a wicked idea in my head for this! LOL Here are the instructions.

Well folks that's about it for now.... I am tired and gonna call it quits. Enjoy the read!


Saturday, October 6, 2007

Saturday Findings

HAPPY WORLD CARD MAKING DAY to all my card lovers out there... I imagine there are 100's of celebrations going on throughout the web, but check out LM and their challenges/celebration here. Looks like it'l be lots of fun!

Came across this Xmas tutorial at a blog called Katie's Krafty Stuff. I adore this!

Skecth It blog has 2 new sketches posted. Check em out here

Oprah has just announced her next "Oprah Pick Book". You can read about it here... Looks like it'll be a good one too!

The Journaler's Junction blog has posted another challenge. It's all about Working those curves!

Sketch This has posted a new sketch...

Check out the Flair Blog. OH I love this fall flower bundle!!

Lucy has done another Sketch... Awesome job girl!!!!!!!!!!

Katie's been creating again.. MASS CREATING!!!!!!!!!! Amazing Amazing Amazing!!!

I have Jenni Bowlin's October kits on the way to me..
This is the Papercraft Kit

This is the Project Kit..

KI Memories has another challenge posted. All about signs. Find it here

Here's the latest sketch from Gettin Sketchy

Looking to make an ornament for your Xmas Tree this year.... and use bits from your stask?? Check this Star tutorial out!

Check out this advent calender tutorial.. I know my kids would love his!!!!

Here are some awesome handmade mini paper dresses.

I love this ABC Book from the Basement Bliss blog.

Here are some sweet party favours that can be made. I love this!

Maria made these amazing shadow boxes... what an awesome quick gift for a loved one. Check out the tutorial here....

Wanna a quick tutorial on how to make your own transparent embellishments? Check it out here

OH YUM YUM YUM... I am so making these with my girls this month... Here is the link with more pics!!

One Liitle Word blog has the next challenge work posted.. GONE!

I adore this project that Becky Higgins posted on her blog. Here is the link.

Quiz of the Week
Your Vampire Name Is...

Baroness of the Ghastly

Quote of the Week
"Dance as if no one is looking, work as if you didn't have to, and love as if you've never been hurt."
Source unknown.

That's about it for now... hope you enjoyed the read today and hope you have an awesome LONG weekend!!!


Friday, October 5, 2007

I won again!!!/LO Share

Good heavens... this has been an awesome week for me. Not only did I win the $75 of free scrap goodies at Lifetime Moments, but I won a Basic Grey sponsored prze package aswell from their 5 year anniversary crop. WAHOOOOOOOOO... Got me a cool mail package coming soon! What an awesome start to the month!!!

Here are a few of the LO's I have done the past while that I haven't shared yet.. TFL!!!!!!!!!!!!

I cannot wait to scrap again!!!!!! I am itchin to have me some creative fun!!!!!

Have a sweet and HAPPY long weekend!


Thursday, October 4, 2007

BYE BYE TO THREE/Lucky Me!!!!!!!

BYE BYE TO THREE... three what you ask??


I have lost three pounds my first week on Weight Watchers. WAHOOOOOOOOO!!! I haven't hit the exercise too much, but I am doing very well with my portion size, and eating sensibly. Meaning I am not depriving myself, just being smart on how I satisfy

ALSO... I just won $75 in scrapbook products at Lifetime Moments by participating in the Sept challenges they had. Check out the Oct sketch a day challenges they are having. Jackie has prizes set up for this too..LOL


Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Pistols, Rifles and Gas OH MY!!!

Hey guys... I had an awesome but very exhausting past three days. I have been in Connaught Ranges doing my annual warrior training. I always love doing this training as it brings back my Petawawa days...LOL I get to play army and love every minute of it!

So Monday we did the C7 rifle ranges. We fire from the 100m in the prone, sitting, kneeling and standing positions. My right shoulder is still pretty sore from the rifle safety and cautionary drills we went thru. The recoil off the weapon when being fired isn't too bad but after shooting over 75 rounds (which isn't all that much)your shoulder gets sore from absorbing the shock. I love the smell of carbon after the weapon has been fired... I still have black under my fingernails from cleaning it.. LOL

Tuesday we did the 9mm pistol. This weapon has quite the kickback on it and although it is small, it is hard to fire. My favourite part was the snap shooting. We did increments of three bullets in a 2-3 second span. Two to the body of our paper figure and one to the head. So empowering...LOL I was teased that all my body shoots were right on the crotch of my paper man target...LOL My head shoots were dead on too! Guess hubby best not piss me off me thinks... LMAO

Today we did Gas Hut training. This just plain ole sucks. We get into our chemical suits, filtered mask (sucks breathing in that thing) boots and two layers of gloves. We have special drills we have to go thru to decontaminate, and we do them in a hut that has been polluted with CS Gas (think harsh pepper spray)... The smallest leak and natural sweating make this gas super irritating. They make us hold our breaths and take our masks of to decontaminate all exposed areas. We had to do this 3 times. My skin felt like it was burning after I got out of the hut. I can only imagine what it'd be like in there if we didn't have protective gear.. EEEEEKKKKK.. The good thing is that if you were the least bit stuffed up, when you finished going thru the hut, you were clear..LOL The gas makes you snot from here to heaven.. GROSS!!!!!!

So a very adventurous few days..... Tomorrow it's back to the office... SIGH