Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Gettin ready for NAVCAN!

Tomorrow evening I leave for my mom's and Fri morn we are off to our Bi-annual crop in Navcan! 3 days of straight scrapping, and fun having, and no stress. We can swim, lay around in the hot tub, grab a cup of joe, sleep, scrap, oh I am so pumped! LOL

Anyways will be MIA for a few days.. will post my creations and those that i have recently done and been too lazy to post...LMAO

Hugs everyone and have a rawkin weekend... I know I will!!!!!!! HEEHEE


Monday, March 24, 2008

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Wahoo STEPH/Luv Ya Squires/Tagged

Well I have come to realize that I really have been sucking with blog posting this month (past couple of Seems when I make a point of it, I really need to play catch up.. so I will start posting more and more!!!!

Wanted to give a huge shout out to my YAYA Stephanie. Her big announcement came out... she was a Guest Designer for Making Memories blog. I'm like a peacock right now for her, spreading my wings and basking in her glory. Those of us local girls have always known she is a talent to be reckoned with, but now the whole scrapping world will be privy to this info as well! Her name will be in lights ones day scrappers, mark my words!

Here is the LO that she submitted, and I love that she spotlighted our YAYA friendship as it is one that we are all proud of! Please go and leave her some love on the MM blog and her personal blog. I suspect we're going to be seeing lots of love, inspiration and candy on her blog in the next few months!!!


Just wanted to leave some love to my YAYA Katie and the Squires family. They have had lots of bad news in their family of of late, and this weekend brings another event. Katie's father in-law sadly passed away (less than a year after her MIL). Quite unexpected, although ill, they were not expecting this to happen this weekend. Huge hugs to you Katieroo, and please give Ryan our love. Be good to yourself this week while you lay Mr Squires to rest, and be strong for Ryan. Love you, don't worry about anything at home here. Us YAYA's will be here for you as you need us to be! Call me if you need to talk!

I was also TAGGED my fellow Bad Girl Linda.. I tell you i just adore this woman.. she commonly refers to herself as a "Hippie", and this just may be the reason why I luv her so much. She has a lot of spunk, is super sweet, and one heck of a scrapping talent. That and I think her and my mom are bonding on Bad Girls... not too sure if that scares me yet or not... LMAO

Here is my response to her tag!

You have to post a fact that starts with each letter of your middle name. Then you tag a person for each letter. If you don't have a middle name, use your maiden name.

My Middle name is ANN

A - ART... I have never been an artist per say. Actually I have memories of getting D's and F's in art class in elementary school, cause my work was always messy and never by the book. I have come to realize that my teachers were on smack... seriously.. I am an artist, just an eclectic one. Meaning that I love abstract and messiness and trying out new things, and while it may not be by the book, it's me... Here are some pieces of art that I can relate to and totally love! LOL

All artwork can be found at

Convergence by Jackson Pollock

Circles by Judd Einan

Aurora by Eric Waugh

Collage with Red Tulips II by Julieann Johnson

N - NAME... I have always loved my first name. RACHEL. I was named after my great grandma Rachel Mason. I just googled the name Rachel and here is what I have found out about it.

Rachel (Hebrew: רחל, Standard Raḥel Tiberian Rāḫēl, Rāḥēl ; also spelled Rachael, meaning "ewe", or possibly "innocence and gentility of a rose" or "lovely") is the second and favorite wife of Jacob and mother of Joseph and Benjamin, first mentioned in the Book of Genesis of the Hebrew Bible. She was the daughter of Laban and the younger sister of Leah, Jacob's first wife. Jacob was her first cousin, as Jacob's mother Rebecca was Laban's sister. Curtosy of WIKIPEDIA

There is record of a tropical storm named Rachel in 1990. You can read the info here!

Famous Rachel's include.. Rachel McAdams (actress), Rachel Hunter (supermodel), Rachel Weisz (actress), Rachel Allen (irish chef), Rachel Barton Pine (violinist), Rachel Bilson (actress), Rachel Griffiths (actress), Rachel Zoe (personal stylist), and Rachel Green (character in TV show FRIENDS).

N - Nancy Drew... I loved reading her books growing up. Recently actress Emma Roberts played Nancy Drew in a movie.

Nancy Drew 2007 home page

So now I have to tag fellow friends and bloggers that spell ANN! So I tag April (from Bad Girls), Nat (famille1999), and Nat (brn2scrap)!

Well that's about it for today!


Saturday, March 15, 2008

I've Been TAGGED

Hey ya blog readers... I have had one hell of a rough week.. I have endometriosis and had a huge flair up this week during my visit from Aunt Flo... VERY PAINFUL! So I have been bed ridden and have kept pretty much to myself while I was fighting the pain. I get pretty loopy on the pain meds, so I didn't socialize by choice... I didn't want to be held responsible for anything rude I may have or not have said... LMAO Feeling better today though... will be taking it easy for the remainder of the weekend. I have a fews things to post, including some ATCs, a couple of LOs... and once completed a large mixed media canvas! I've really been experimenting lately!

So my Bad Girl Jen (PEPSIGIRL) tagged me a while ago and I never did post my answers.. so here we go! LOL

7 Random Facts about Me

1 - I love to eat peanut butter and jam sandwiches with a bowl of cream of mushroom soup... YUP nasty huh?? But I love it!!!! LOL

2 - There are only a handful of people that I consider myself close with... you know it if you are one of those people.

3 - I am a very giving person, but tend to get hurt easily when it is not reciprocated.

4 - I LOVE original flavoured Bubble Gum

5 - I am my Dh's second wife... John got married with his first wife at a very young age...and they weren't ready for marriage. I thank god everyday for that though, as I got to marry the mature John who was ready, and got a step-son out of the deal!

6 - I LOVE tequila.. and am told I am a fun drunk..LOL

7 - I love the outdoors but avoid the sun at all costs... I burn quite easy and get very sick if out for too long. I had sun stroke as a teen and lost my vision for a few hours after I had a spasm in my occipital lobe. Very scary!

So now I am going to tag..... MY YAYAs...LOL


Tomorrow I will post a few awesome things that have been going on in my and my YAYAs scrapping world.

Have a good one


Wednesday, March 5, 2008

The Cat is out of the BAG/TY Katie

I have been dying to share this for some time now... I am a Becky Fleck friend...LOL I got to do one of her absolutely gorgeous sketches for her March Newsletter. As she was travelling, her newsletter was posted a tad late... So now I can finally post the work I did for her!

Here is the sketch

Here is my LO

I must say this was hard to do.. As my style has changed, it's harder and harder for me to follow a sketch... I struggled with this and felt really under pressure. Ya know when the whole world is going to see one of your LOs, you are super critical of your own work... I had to just walk away and say... "well that is good enough" LOL

I just wanted to give a shout out to my YAYA Katie... she just did something super extraordinary... She made the most heart and love filled LO for me, that it actually made me tear up...

Here it is and her journalling is under the LO entry here!


When you first showed me this picture, I started to cry. Now it may have had something to do with being pregnant but I believe the tears were for what the picture represented. I look at this photo and I see many things. I see a soldier. I see a Mother. I see my dear friend. I see a soldier carrying and comforting a child, this could be here on Canadian soil as easily as it could be on Afghanistan soil. When I look at this picture I think of what you must face, the struggle to be both solider and mother, to serve and protect our soldiers and at the same time leave your children and family to face unknown travesties. I am filled with pride when I look at this photo, pride in knowing that my Rachel is one of the very best in her field and that one day she will be saving the lives of our troops and taking care of them with the same compassion you see here in this photo. I also know that you are a great mother to your two little girls, and they too are proud of their mother. I pray for your safety, your wholeness, your spirit, your family. I pray that God will grant us more soldiers like you.

I have tried to leave a comment several times and then hesitated to push submit cause I just couldn't get out what I wanted say!! So here it goes on my blog here.... You YAYA's are one of the most important aspects of my life... your constant encouragement, your endless support, and your pride in me keeps me going. You guys are my first set of civilian friends in a very long time, and for that you are super special. When you hang out with other military members, no one ever talk about how special it is to serve your country... we just do it. I feel so filled with honour discussing what I do for a living.. and your constant questions and love just makes me want to work harder. Thank you ladies for placing so much faith in what I do... bless you for your encouragement... you call me a proud Canadian, but you all should look in the mirror... You are as proud as I am in your own unique ways. I am not a hero in my eyes, but I am one in yours. Thank you for believing in me that much, even when I am feeling at my worst! I love you guys with all my heart always! Thank you Katie on top of this, as that LO is touching on so many different levels... and tells me just how much I mean to you!

Blog readers... please leave Katie some love here. I think she has earned it!

PHEWF... WOW how was that for mushy huh??? Are you ladies crying or thinking I am right the hell out of er...LOL

So that's enough for this entry... I am suppose to be working right now... thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, March 2, 2008

YAYA Night/LO Share

So I have been meaning to share some of the the fun pics that my YAYA's and I had taken for our fun photo shoot last weekend. OMG I was feeling no pain as were Steph and Tanya too... we had a few too many. I must say, this photo shoot was so much FUN! I almost peed my pants laughing a few times..! I think Katie being preggers, actually did!

Here are a few of my fave shots, and then some plain ole fun ones!

How fun was that?? SUPER FUN! I have to mention that Katie is also 8 months preggers.... notice the BIG BODACIOUS BOOBIES?? LMAO I love you girls.. and I am so glad you girls are in my life. I have an absolute blast with you guys everytimes we get together!

For my NON YAYA's... have a look at the blogs of my YAYA's on the side of my blog. They inspire me everyday!

Now on to some LO's that I had done last weekend....

I just loved this pic of my girls... I spritz the entire LO with the vintage pink glimmer mist before I placed the photo on.

Not happy with this LO at all but Katie seems to think it's on of my best..LOL Go figure. Ang was so sad on Alexa's first day of school... so i placed my beret on her head to try and get her to

The title has an inside joke in my family, so that is probably why it seems quite odd..LOL So anyways.. where do I start with this LO. Well first of all KATIE LOVED IT SO MUCH, SHE INSTANTLY SCRAPLIFTED IT, AND THEN REALIZED THAT SHE COULDN'T PERFECT IT THE WAY I HAD, SO JUST COULDN'T BRING HERSELF TO POST HER VERSION. What a shame, although I'd never tell her, her version sucked arse... BAHAHAHAHAHA OK translation - so this wasn't the most loved LO amongst my lovlies... the rest were quite nice about it, but leave it to Katie to not hold back.. Ya know I wouldn't have you any other way chicklet... and I still really like this LO no matter what you think. It's funky and trashy, and right out er... HHMMM sounds like a certain YAYA I know... BURN!

So today I catch up on some scrapping that I would like to do.... I have been working me arse off lately and today i just lay back and have some creative fun! Hope your day is full of fun too!