Monday, November 30, 2009

Yes I have been creating .. Just too lazy to take Pics! LOL

The title says it all .. here are a few LO's that I have done but not posted yet! Some are older and some are newer!

Here is a LO I did a while ago of my nephew Noah and my girls!


The next one was kind of a TEE HEE between Katie and I. We have this thing with calling eachother ARSEWIPE! I know silly but if you knew us then you'd get it. Anyways we both has to scrap this pic ... here is mine. Kind of pretty for such a nasty topic .. but them it occured to me .. that was PERFECT! Kinda pretty and dirty all at the same time ... just like my friendship with my ArseWipe! She thinks the title should be a movie a title .. LMAO FREAKIN KATIE!


Here is Katie's .. and I love the humour and creative edge she had here .. and I ABSOLUTELY LOVE that she included Stechie! LOL

Just an everyday LO of my girls making those dorky faces!


This LO below is one of my faves. I HEART the Prima products used here! I used an embossed Bazzill CS, and glimmer misted it to all heck ... soaked it right into the CS. Then I peeled the top layer of the CS and used it on the LO. I handcut all the birds!


On a side note, I have been hired to do a wedding album for a military friend of mine! Here are a couple of the Lo's that I was willing to sneek peek to her.


with the hidden journalling tag showing!



Isn't she a gorgeous bride?? Man ... the canvas was not hard to work with at all! I am not too happy with the last LO thruthfully, but it's done and that's that. I do like the little chipboard wedding pieces however. Once again, I spritz the chipboard with three different glimmer mists to compliment the papers, and then crystal laquered the top! Looks much better IRL!

Well that is is for now .. I have a few more of my own LO's to share but need to finish my journalling and then snap the pics .. so maybe in a few months I'll actually get around to posting them! LOL

Have a good one and thanks for looking!


Sunday, November 22, 2009

My Daughter's Heart Amazes Me!

There are times when I wonder if wearing your heart on your sleeve is worthwhile. There are times I wish that I could just rip it off so that it keeps sheltered, and unbroken .... but for those I wishes ... I wouldn't change the fact that it's there .. big and on my sleeve! It breaks, it loves, it's full of passion, it's jealous, it's kind and at times unkind, but it's mine .. and today I had another life lesson thrown my way, and another reason why I am glad it's there, wide and open and on my sleeve ... today I saw it through my beautiful daughter's character and spirit. I have passed on something to her, and I know it's me she has learned it through because since her birth, she and I have always had a sensitive kind of connection. I know what she thinks, and I know how she feels without her words ever expressing it .. I know because she is me!

Alexa is 6 ... but a wise 6. She is everthing sensitive and kind, she feels BIG whether she is feeling sad, angry, happy, kind. BIG! BIG BIG BIG! She catches the little things and if they touch her soul, they stick .. and she learns from it.

Tonight she cuddled up with me and we watched the movie Into The Wild.

If you haven't seen this movie I highly recommend it. It's nothing that makes you jump out of your seat. It's not full of action, or a high nab you and you can't walk away kind of movie. It's a story. A great story, and a story that makes you look internally. It's directed by Sean Penn (enough said there), starring Emile Hersch. It's based on a true story about a young college graduate that pretty much says F U to society, and to cash (he actually donates over 24 grand to charity.. his savings) and embarks on a life changing adventure to the Alaskan wilderness. Along his way, he meets some amazing people that enrich his life. Ultimately, the wild changes him, and his life and not all for the good! I don't want to spoil this so I will leave it at that!

Now back to my Lexa. John and I are pretty liberal parents. Meaning, I don't shelter my children from much. We would rather be present and explain and answer questions, than sweeping things under the rug or by them having to learn it from someone else untruthfully. So tonight Alexa asked me all kind of questions about this young mans adventures. She was completely engrossed in the story, and laughed where it was appropriate, and cried where it was due. She just opened her heart to it all. I was so amazed that she is so young but could really feel in the most appropriate manner!

After the movie, she started to cry again, and said "Mommy, do you remember the man when he was so sad? When he was sitting in the middle of the road and crying .. that made me so sad for him" She then began to paraphrase the reason behind it. I then had a heart to heart with my angel, and told her that she was lucky that she could be sad when it was okay to feel sad. That some adults don't even know how to feel like that. I told her because she could feel the sad, that makes her heart big to really appreciate and feel the good too. I told her that her life is going to be so rich because she feels so big.

SHE AMAZES ME. I know some might think .. she is too young to differentiate .. but I say NO WAY! She is a rich rich soul, and it shows in everything she does. her dance, her singing, her play, her arguements .. she is passionate! I see big things in life for my girl .. and yes I am biased as I am her mom .. but she really is going to leave her mark someday .. YOU MARK MY WORDS!


Friday, November 20, 2009

School Pics, NEW MOON and a Thank you!

Well no secret from my previous entry that I have gone thru a bit of a hard time .. that being said with the help of my family and my closest friends .. it's been a week of healing for me! Thank you to those that have called, e-mailed and left me comments and messages. I feel truly loved and cared for from those I treasure the most. Have made some changes, and continue to grow to be the best I can be! It's going to take some time ... and I am ready to tackle it day to day!

I have decided that there is no golden horseshoe out there .. or if there is it it certainly being hogged by others! LOL I managed to catch another cold, and had a minor throat abcess (which is healing now, thank goodness), but I am at my wits end with the illnesses that have harboured my home this year! So vitamins are distributed, more fruits and veggies, healthier lifestyle all around is our best aid at this point. I have found a humourous attitude has really done much for my soul this time around too...LOL

On a happier note, my girls had their school pics sent back home recently! I tend to get the CD of images so I have the copyright license, so I am can play. I just got them this week, so I will post the basic of images for my family, but I am looking forward to having some photoshop fun! LOL

Here is Alexa's GRADE 1 Picture

Is it me or does she look particularily grown up? It's crazy .. she's 6! LOL She is really enjoying grade 1 and has taken to the full day of school quite nicely!

Here is Angelina's SK Pics

Sorry for the back grounds .. LOL Ang is right behind me and wanted these ones posted! Again, I look at my baby girl and I am in complete awe! Remember when she was just a baby?? MAn times soars by!

So tonight ... I have a hot date with my one of my BFF's Katie to see NEW MOON! The lady was wise and bought the tickets well in advance. We're planning on having some dinner, then stand in line to make sure we can atleast sit together, and play Twilight Trivia and knit! Man we know how to have a good time huh? BAHAHAHAHA I SURE THINK SO! WINK!

Hugs and have a great weekend all!


Sunday, November 15, 2009

Maybe I need a Good Cry!

It has been a rough while for me lately. Much I haven't shared with even my closest friends and family. I am not gonna air my laundry on my blog ... but things have to change .. THEY HAVE TO! I feel like I am spiraling in this deep abyss, and I can't find my way out. The silliest things are bothering me .. and I am walking around as of late with a broken heart and soul. I hide it ... I am very good at hiding it ... I try to smile and brush everything under the rug, or lessen the severity cuz I don't want to face it and/or burden anyone ... which is silly cuz my family and friends are there for me ... I just don't know how to ask for help! Maybe this is it ... the depression I have been expecting and just never allowed myself to cave to. Maybe I need to cave and just go thru it already so that I can find my way back! Maybe it's time to admit that I am not all that atrong right now ... and that's okay .. It is okay right?

I need to get off this rollercoaster of emotions .. it's making me sick .. literally! I feel like a bundle of nerves and I am looking into things that aren't there .. over analyzing! It's snowballed enough already!

Well .. here are the tears, and I am just gonna let them flow .. I need to let them flow .. to get them out .. so that I can lay my head down and have a good peaceful rest already .. so that |I can wake up and start fresh!

Sorry so heavy ... I just had to get it out!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


ALRIGHT ALRIGHT ... I admit defeat! I hang my head in shame and won't offer up any excuses like my entire family was so sick thru most of the month of Oct, and I had to look after them, and I was too busy to scrap, and I really needed my rest to be the best mommy and friend I could be .. I AM NOT GONNA GIVE ANY EXCUSES ... insert roll eyes! BAHAHAHAHA!

So .. honestly ... Katie kicked my big beautiful behind in the LOAD Challenge for Oct .. I mean she didn't just beat .. she creamed me! LMAO .. So now I have to put together a gorgeous kit from my ridiculous stash, for her creating pleasure!

All I have to say is thank goodness it's nearing the end of the year .. cuz I am gonna try and keep up (I seriously doubt I could beat her) in 2010 with her ... A likely serious set up for failure if you all know Katie and her speed scrapping ... but it'd sure be fun to try!

And yes .. if you think it's ridiculous that we compete .. IT IS .. but it keeps us both motivated to scrap .. hence why the friendship works .. WE LOVE TO KICK EACHOTHERS ARSES! BAHAHAHA!

Have a look at her flickr account ... enjoy!